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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Stoddart, (Toronto, 2001). 
347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. ISBN 0773732985 "In the early days of World War I, Hamilton Gault of Montreal funded the raising of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, named after Princess P atricia of Connaught...Over the course of the war, the Patricias, as they came to be known, fought valiantly and suffered great loss. From the blood-soaked trenches of Ypres Salient to the hard-fought battle of Vimy Ridge, the Patricias ear n e d t h e respect of the world's armies, and started a tradition that would last into the next century. In World War II, the Patricias were instrumental in Canada's storied wins in the battles of Sicily and the Hitler and Gothic lines, and the y pa rt i ci pa te d in the liberation of Holland. Later, the regiment battled proudly in the Korean War. More recently, the Patricias, as peacekeepers, were cited by the United Nations for facing off against the Croatian army in Yugoslavia and co min g u nd er ene my fi re ...(this book) is a wonderful tribute to our nation's most celebrated soldiers." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Go od 
Price: 22.50 USD
LITTLE DORRIT., Dickens, Charles.
3 Dickens, Charles. LITTLE DORRIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - Arthur A. Dixon. 
832 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** In this densely populated novel, Dickens attacks some of his favourite targets - social conditons, debtors' prisons, the inefficiency and apathy of govenment departments, and the British class system. Mystery piles upon mystery as the impoverished Dorrit family rises to new heights, only to be dashed down again. But the evil are punished and love wins in the end. Light to moderate edge wear; two very small scuffs on the front cover; very light browning to pages, fore-edge and bottom of text block; light fading to spine colour; some shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Latimer House, London, 1954. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. A tale of chivalry, as Sir Cuthbert wins his spurs in the service of King Richard. Slight curvature to book, gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has seve ral closed tears, light browning to spine, light rubbing/soiling, light edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small light stain on inside of front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. Ver y G o o d /Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 Hunter, Martin. STILL HUNTING: A MEMOIR.
Toronto ECW Press 2013 1770411267 / 9781770411265 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Richard Williams, cover art. Inscribed By Author
260 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "To L___ / Martin June 18, 2013". "Picking up where 'Young Hunting' left off, Martin Hunter's second memoir explores Toronto in the 1960s as he marries his high school sweetheart, goes to work for the family paper company, fathers three children, and settles into a bourgeois lifestyle. But things don't stay settled for long. His flamboyant brother-in-law moves in with his gay lover, and peace, love, and experimentation arrive in Rosedale with wild parties. Hunter writes a play about Toronto's changing social dynamic that's considered racy but wins an award. The University of Toronto offers him a position as playwright-in-residence, and there he consorts with the likes of Robertson Davies and Marshall McLuhan. 'Still Hunting' takes readers on Hunter's adventures in Europe and the Middle East, reveals his stories of working in the theatre, and shares tales of his spirited friends, colleagues, and loved ones. From Greek shipping tycoons to up-and-coming actors to the Maharaja of Jaipur and filmmaker James Ivory, this memoir of a life well lived is full of unforgettable characters - chief among them Martin Hunter." Clean and tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
6 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 17 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Get an Attitude: Sculpting and painting a Knight Hospitaller bust; Paint a Grey Horse: Steve Kirtley concentrates on the Poste Militaire Cuirassier's horse; Knight of St John: Assembling, painting and basing the Soldiers' 90mm figure kit; For Valour: Captain Wilson RN wins the Victoria Cross at El Teb diorama; The Institution of the British Light Cavlary: The early years in living history as seen through Stephen Maughan's camera; Concurso Exposicion de Maquetas: Third Annual AMT Model Show in Spain; Panzerjager 38(t) Marder III: Brian Wells scratch builds the German SP gun, shown by step-by-step illustrations; Deuce and a Half: Building Tamiya's new 1:35 scale US WWII truck kit; The Models of Mario Venturi: An interview with one of Italy's leading modellers; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade!: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  NOVEMBER, 1949.  VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.)
7 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. NOVEMBER, 1949. VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1949. 
98 pp, 11 1/8" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: How the Rocket Exhaust Behaves; Are Big Bombers Clay Pigeons?; Air Progress: The Air Force S tory - Part II; We Fly at Elmira!; C.A.P. Newsletter; C.A.P. Sub Search; Meet Becky Smith, the Lady Metallurgist; Gee Bee Super-Sportster; The '49 Nats; Letter From Olathe; San de Hogan; Metal Forming for Models; Morane Saulnier; The Mighty G n a t ; C u b Sportster; Model of the Month: Sniffer; Record Review; Finland Wins the Wakefield. Departments: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision; Sketch Book; Contest Calendar; The Last Word. Interior - ve r y li gh t br o wn in g to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. minor wear at staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very light brow ni ng on sp in e a nd ed ges of covers, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
LITTLE BOBO'S CIRCUS ADVENTURE., Romanelli, Serena.  Illustrated by Hans de Beer.
8 Romanelli, Serena. Illustrated by Hans de Beer. LITTLE BOBO'S CIRCUS ADVENTURE.
North-South, New York, 2005. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0735819599 A charmingly illustrated picture book. "(Little Bobo), the violin-playing orangutan rescues a little dog from a raging river. But in the process, he breaks the strings on his vio lin bow. The grateful dog, who has run away from the circus, has the perfect solution for Bobo - sneak back to the circus and secure hairs from the ponies' tails to use as new strings. Bobo's circus adventure is filled with humor and suspe n s e , a t hree-ring extravaganza that wins him new strings for his bow and some surprising new musicians for his jungle orchestra." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
HarperCollins, Toronto, 2005. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780002007917 "Humans have always been fascinated and frightened by randomness, and inexplicably delighted by strange coincidences. We buy lottery tickets despite the infinitesimal odd s of winning. We watch the roulette wheel spin and think that somehow we can influence the outcome. We hear about the latest crime spree, terrorist attack, airplane crash or disease outbreak and fear that we might become the next victim. We rese n t the feeling that circumstances are out of our hands. While no one can predict uncertain events with certainty, we can at least understand the uncertainty itself. Jeffrey Rosenthal reveals the probabilities associated with a variety of situatio ns : how we can defeat the onslaught of spam; the odds of running into an acquaintance while on vacation; whether we really need to buy insurance; and how to increase our chances of winning games; from poker to Monopoly to Rock Paper Scissors. In c oge nt, often humorous prose, (he) shows us that once we understand the rudiments of probability we will no longer scramble to lock our doors every time the newspaper headlines shout that burglary rates are on the rise. And maybe - just maybe - we' ll f inally realize that despite a run of good luck at the casino, the house always wins. What are the odds of that?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
ROVERANDOM., Tolkien, J.R.R.  Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors.
10 Tolkien, J.R.R. Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors. ROVERANDOM.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1998 0395898714 / 9780395898710 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good J.R.R. Tolkien. 
106 pp, 8 3/4" H. Five illustrations by Tolkien (3 colour, 2 b&w). "To console and distract (his young son who had lost his favorite toy dog), J.R.R. Tolkien improvised a story - the story of Rover, a real dog magically transformed into a toy, who, after many fantastic adventures in search of the wizard who wronged him, at last wins back his doggy life. This charming tale, peopled by a terrible dragon and a wise old whale, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was a Tolkien family favorite and went through several typewritten drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years after it was written, the story of Rover - or, as the Man-in-the-Moon fondly called him, Roverandom - is published at last. Rich in wit and wordplay, crowded with thrilling and humorous incident, (it) will delight not only Tolkien's countless admirers but anyone who loves a rollicking yarn well told." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and a tiny chip at bottom of rear flap-fold - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere, soft crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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