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1 'McScotch'. (Lt. William MacLanachan.) FIGHTER PILOT.
London George Routledge 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
248 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs (some aerial), fold-out map at rear (collated). "This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving with one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honour of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, 'Mick' Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C." Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. book is very slightly cocked, browning to edges of text block, a few faint soiling marks on top of text block ad at top of fore-edge of text block, small light bump to bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling and very light wear at top/bottom of spine, slight fading/browning to spine color, 5" thin light rub/soiling mark down spine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
2 Tuttle, Lisa. CATWITCH.
Limpsfield Paper Tiger 1983 0905895843 / 9780905895840 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Una Woodruff. 
80 pp, 11 3/8" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Jules (a tabby kitten) is adopted by Eva Eden, a glamorous witch who was once a film star, and taught to read, write and spell - the magical kind - for Eva needs his help in the search for Alicorn, a fabulous something that will make dreams come true, although nobody knows exactly what it is. Unfortunately, Alexander Wylie, a particularly unpleasant wizard, is also after Alicorn, but while Eva only wants to return to the silver screen, his purpose is much more sinister. How Jules accidentally summons faeries through the television set and journeys to their realm, how he helps to rescue a kidnapped faery Prince, and how our resourceful feline hero finally thwarts Wylie's evil schemes will enthrall and entertain children of all ages." Slight twist to spine, a very tiny piece of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle at top edge of rear panel, very minor wear to laminate at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
3 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
4 Wylie, Jonathan and Margolin, David. Foreword by Einar Haugen. THE RING OF DANCERS: IMAGES OF FAROESE CULTURE.
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1981 081227783X / 9780812277838 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
182 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Scattered in the North Atlantic, 300 miles off Iceland and 400 miles off Norway lies an archipelago - the Faroe Islands. Despite centuries of foreign control, the Faroese have preserved their own distinctive identity. At present an internally self-governing dependency of Denmark, the Faroes have kept their culture alive in part by elaborating certain elements of that culture as badges of self-consciousness. (This book) is composed of a series of studies of aspects of Faroese life, language, and folkways. A recurrent theme is the continuing reformulation of Faroese culture since the islands' Viking settlement in the ninth century. The Faroes are introduced as the Faroese themselves conceive them - as islands both joined and separated by the waterways round about them. The archipelago is visualized in terms of such waterways as fjords, the points of the compass, 'home' villages, and natural and political districts. The authors also discuss Faroese society as the Faroese conceived it around 1890, by an analysis of a then popular folktale about the Ashlad. Placed in its social context, the tale appears as a kind of folk editorial on changing values and changing times. Perhaps the most important symbol of Faroese identity is the Faroese language. Although it was not made a written language until the 1840s, and ws not widely written or read until the 1890s, Faroese replaced Danish as the islands' official language. In gaining its formal register, it has come to express a modern sense of what it means to be Faroese. The most spectacular Faroese custom, the grindadrap - the slaughter of schools of pilot whatles and the celebration that follows the catch - typifies the continuity of the Faroes' anciently rooted identity. The image of the dansiringur - the 'ring' of dancers singing ballads of wars and loves of heroic times - lingers throughout the book. The dansiringur, the authors contend, represents the Faroese adaptation of large forms to a land of closely known neighbors and landscapes, the complex inward turning of the Faroese culture, its tortuous sense of wholeness. The book ends by recounting interviews in Torshavn, the Faroes' capital, with an artist, a journalist, a politician, and others. (It) vividly portrays the Faroese and makes clear why they are actively involved in preserving their culture as well as shaping it for the future." Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, several closed tears up to 3" - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Corgi, (London, 1987, reprint, 1988, reprint, 1988, Ist ). 
349 pp, 351 pp, 350 pp, paperbacks. "...a compelling trilogy, set in an island world threatened by the re-awakening of an ancient evil..." Interiors - page edges starting to brown, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - minor/light edge wear; a few small, soft creases at corner tips; larger soft creases to bottom corner of front cover of book one. Spines have very faint creasing. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
South Shore Protestant Regional School Board, n.p., n.d. 
129 pp (printed on one side of leaf only), 4to (11" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w maps, drawings, reproductions. Designed as a learning tool for high school students, to be used in conjunction with other resources, such as films, books, f ield trips. Contents: Introduction; Teaching Aids Required; Student Sheets to Accompany Filmstrips; Orientation Questions for Sound-Filmstrips; Field Trips; Projects: Maps; Churches; Railway History; Historic Buildings; Famous Persons; Int e r v i e w W i th a Senior Citizen; A Philatelic History Project; Wall Map of the Three Seigneuries; Quebec Architecture; Montreal and Southern Counties Railway; Victoria Bridge. Supplementary Information: Highlights in the History of La Prairie; G en ea lo gy o f t he Brossard Family; History Notes - Longueuil; "The Brown and the Grey"; The Old Mill on Mount Bruno; Sources of Literature on Local History; Bibliography. Interior - two small light soiling marks on last page, otherwise cle an and ti ght wi th wi th no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight discoloration at edges of pages, very light rubbing, minor edge wear. Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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