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GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
1 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS: A THREE-DIMENSIONAL ADVENT CALENDAR., Ashforth, Camilla.
2 Ashforth, Camilla. WILLOW'S CHRISTMAS: A THREE-DIMENSIONAL ADVENT CALENDAR.
Candlewick, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 
ISBN 0763617172 "Count the days until Christmas with Willow, the gentlest bear you will ever meet. This charming three-dimensional Advent Calendar pops open easily into the shape of Willow's farmhouse - ready for the family to enjoy." In original , unopened publisher's packaging. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Blakeley, Phyllis R. With a new Preface by C. Bruce Fergusson. GLIMPSES OF HALIFAX.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1973 0919302645 / 9780919302648 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
213 pp + Index, 10" H. Facsimile reprint of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia edition,1949. Canadiana Reprint Series No. 53. Medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Halifax in 1867; The Army and Navy in Halifax; Business; Visits of Royalty; Public Buildings; Public Utilities; Sports and Other Amusements; The Playgrounds of Halifax; Holidays; Halifax in 1900; Index. Crease at bottom corner of Preface page and Title page, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
4 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
5 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
6 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
7 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAGGANAPPI., Johnson, E. Pauline.   (Tekahionwake.)  Introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton.
8 Johnson, E. Pauline. (Tekahionwake.) Introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton. THE SHAGGANAPPI.
Toronto William Briggs 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
257 pp, 7 5/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Four b&w photographs, including tissue-covered frontispiece. A collection of short stories by E. (Emily) Pauline Johnson, the Canadian author of Mohawk descent also known as Tekahionwake. Contents: Introduction; The Shagganappi; The King's Coin; A Night With "North Eagle"; Hoolool of the Totem Poles; The Wolf-Brothers; We-Hro's Sacrifice; The Potlatch; The Scarlet Eye; Sons of Savages; Jack o' Lantern; The Barnardo Boy; The Broken String; Maurice of His Majesty's Mails; The Whistling Swans; The Delaware Idol; The King Georgeman; Gun-Shy Billy; The Brotherhood; The Shadow Trail; The Saucy Seven; Little Wolf-Willow. A tiny hole in the tissue protecting the frontispiece; a very small faint liquid mark on back of rear free endpaper; a very small light stain on page leaf 157/158, a very light stain at bottom corner of page 243, minor faint soiling in margin of pages 166, 167, 197 and 200; a 1" puckered closed tear on one of the b & w photographs (archivally taped) - also with two very tiny holes and a scratch on the back; two pages with soft minor wrinkles in the margin; the book has a slight spine lean; a few tiny scuffs on the fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of the spine, minor edge wear with one tiny scuff, two very small edge bumps; slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.
9 Neff, Terry Ann R. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 1997 0821225197 / 9780821225196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Barbara Karant, photograper. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a castle decorated with fairy-tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the castle's fourteen splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in beautiful color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries 'real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glss slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom. (Includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
10 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON.  REVISED EDITION., Rice, Eva.  (Enid Blyton.)
11 Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.) WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
London Orion 2003 0752856480 / 9780752856483 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "All your old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Enid Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this most comprehensive guide to Enid Blyton's characters to date, Eva Rice brings us a fascinating and humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Adventure Stories (The Adventure Books / The Famous Five/ The Secret Seven / The Adventurous Four / The Put-Em-Rights / The Five Find-Outers / The 'Barney' Mystery Series); School Stories (St Clare's / Malory Towers / The Naughtiest Girl in the School); Toys and Enchantment (Enid Blyton's Fairy Folk / The Enchanted Wood / The Wishing Chair / Mr Pinkwhistle / Amelia Jane / Mr Twiddle / Mr Meddle / The Three Golliwogs / Brer Rabbit / Noddy); Farm Stories (Cherry Tree Farm and Willow Farm / Six Cousins) ; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA., Scott, A.C.
12 Scott, A.C. THE FLOWER AND WILLOW WORLD: THE STORY OF THE GEISHA.
Orion Press, (1960), first edition. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Here, written by an expert for non-experts, is a fascinating account of the history and role of the geisha in Japan: a role that has frequently been misunderstood by Westerners. The author describes the historical development of the geisha, the social background which surrounds her, her training and accomplishments, her costume and hair style. He discusses the famous geisha of the past and the organization of the geisha system today, with special reference to postwar developments. Thus the reader is led to a proper understanding of this unique and highly accomplished social class which has no counterpart in the West." Onr leaf with small corner creases; small light stains on pages 198-200, on verso of page 201, and on page 203; light edge wear to boards; small stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, tiny chip/tears/creasing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, one small closed tear. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Thompson, C.J.S. MAGIC AND HEALING: THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF MAGICAL HEALING PRACTICES FROM HERB-LORE AND INCANTATIONS TO RINGS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
New York Bell 1989 0517688336 / 9780517688335 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9 3/16" H. "Magic, in one form or another, was believed to be instrumental in curing human beings of physical and mental disease until the dawn of modern medicine. (This) is a compendium of the history and folklore of magical healing practices throughout recorded time. Topics covered include healing by incantations and touch, Anglo-Saxon herb lore, traditional healing herbs, plants of the devil and plants dedicated to saints, magic girdles, magical stones, healing horns, sympathetic healing, and the psychological effects of magic in healing. This collection of folklore and anecdotes sheds light on practices that are little-known today. Transplantation of disease - or the transference of the ailment from the victim to a neutral object, was one common means of healing. A cure for a 'crick-in-the-neck' or a cut was to twist a piece of willow around the affected part in order to draw the pain away; persons suffering from toothache were recommended to bite the first fern they came across and then bury it. An herbal drink to cure a man possessed by devils was specified to be drunk from the church bell; treatment for typhus fever consisted of incantations accompanied by a brew of herbs: feverrue, ram's fall, fennel, and waybread. The Druids attributed marvelous powers to mistletoe, and a liquid distilled from mistletoe and water was said to protect against the evil spells fo witches and sorcerers. Although science has superseded magic in the medical arts, magic remains a potent alternative force today. The role of magic in the science of healing is of significant interest to historians, scientists, and practitioners of magic alike, and in 'Magic and Healing', C.J.S. Thompson has given us a fascinating history of magical powers and healing practices." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight color offset on inside of spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH.  INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY., Turvey, Helena.
14 Turvey, Helena. BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH. INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY.
London Hamlyn 2001 0600601943 / 9780600601944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, patterns, drawings. "Crisp blue and white has always been a popular colour combination, especially in soft furnishings. The classic designs of Willow Pattern ceramics, Delftware pottery and Toiles de Jouy textiles have inspired this beautiful collection of cross stitch projects for the home. The 28 projects are grouped by room and range from cushions to napkins. Each project is accompanied by a colour chart and detailed instructions on how to make the project and work the embroidery. There is also practical information on stitches and relevant materials and techniques." Projects include: Cushions, curtains and curtain ties, lampshades, tablecloth, napkins, coasters, hand towels, bathmat, pillowcase, bags, picture, sampler, etc. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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