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THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER:  FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE., Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael.
1 Barnard, Lionel & Hinchcliffe, Michael. THE DOLLS' HOUSE GARDENER: FEATURING 8 GARDEN PLANS IN 1/12 SCALE.
David & Charles, (Newton Abbot, 1999). 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715307797 Profusely illustrated with b&w plans, drawings, color photographs. "...present(s) eight wonderful designs in a range of period styles, including a formal Georgian garden, a rusti c garden, a Victorian rooftop conservatory, an Edwardian summer house and a contemporary lighted deck garden. Each garden is pictured in detail in large, sumptuous colour photographs accompanied by a clear plan and diagrams. The comprehen s i v e i n s t ructions on assembly are practical and straightforward, offering encouragement to expert and novice model-makers alike." Light waviness to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SOFT TOY MAKING., Brinley, Rosemary.
2 Brinley, Rosemary. SOFT TOY MAKING.
Frederick Muller, London, 1953, first edition. 
93 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, patterns. Instructions for making sewn and knitted soft toys for babies and young children, including balls, rag books, dolls, rattles and animals. Light edge wear to boards, tiny slight b ump at corners, tiny dint at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, moderate to heavy rubbing, old tape repairs, ink check marks on rear panel series listing, is price clipped, has wrinkling.creasing. Very Good - / F a i r 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES., Collier, Ann.
3 Collier, Ann. LACE FOR DOLLS & DOLLS' HOUSES.
B T Batsford, London, 2001, reprint. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713480572 Colour photographs, b&w patterns, drawings. "The first chapters show how to make lace for costume dolls - Elizabethan, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Flapper - which range in size from 6 to 24 inche s. In addition to bobbin and needlelace, the book incorporates embroidery techniques such as blackwork and quilting. The projects include lace collars, petticoats, ruffles, sleeves, stoles, fans and edgings. The author then turns to dolls' house s where patterns are provided for specific rooms - the dining room, living room and bedroom. A final chapter on dressing the dolls and making up the costumes is accompanied by pattern pieces which can be traced straight from the page." Interior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
4 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Iain Sinclair. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine Marcus Stone. 
927 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has a very minor bump at bottom of front hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, small bump at one front bottom corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
5 Dicks, Terrance (Dr. Who author). Illustrated by Blanche Sims. SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL SHOW. (BRITISH TITLE: SALLY ANN AND THE SCHOOL PLAY.)
Simon & Schuster, New York, (1992), Ist American edition. 
60 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Lovely b&w illus throughout by Blanche Sims. "Sally Ann knows the rules. They say toys must never speak to people. But Sally Ann doesn't want to lose her home. Mrs. Foster's day care center is in trouble again, an d she needs money to fix the wiring. Not only is Sally Ann a doll of decision, she's also a whiz at fundraising. In no time at all, she talks Mrs. Foster into a rummage sale and a talent show where the children will perform. It all go e s s m o o t h l y until the three best acts drop out, and the show is doomed to flop. Once again Sally Ann takes center stage and comes up with a daring plan, one that really breaks the rules. The trick is to keep the audience from finding out .. ." G if t in sc ri pt io n on free front endpaper, remainder mark on bottom of textblock with slight migration to bottom edge of a few pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing, lig ht wri n kli ng at to p o f s pin e. V G/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH., Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia.  Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford.
6 Fanthorpe, Lionel and Fanthorpe, Patricia. Foreword by Canon Stanley Mogford. MYSTERIES AND SECRETS OF VOODOO, SANTERIA, AND OBEAH.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027846 B&w illustrations. 'The secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah are among the oldest enigmas in the world. Their roots go back to prehistoric Africa - perhaps even beyond that. From the sixteent h century onwards, the slave trade brough these ancient mysteries to the West, where they blended strangely with traditional Christianity: the ancient African gods became identified with legendary saints. This integration of the two faiths slow l y e volved to form the many varieties of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah that are widely practised throughout the world today. Contemporary Voodoo priests, priestesses, magicians, and enchanters use rare herbs and spices as well as charms, dolls, an d ta l is mans to control the natural world in many ways science cannot always explain. Accounts of their inexplicable successes are examined in depth. Sinister accounts of zombiism - reports of the living dead - are also inseparably interwoven th ro ugh ou t V oodoo history. What powers do these old religions still possess?" Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOLLS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED., Francis, Jean.  Edited by Judy Tomlinson.
7 Francis, Jean. Edited by Judy Tomlinson. DOLLS I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED.
Privately Published 1980 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good - John Francis, photographs. Inscribed By Author
120 pp, 10 7/8" H. Special edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 97. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FFEP - "To ______/ From Jean Francis" B&w photographs (and a few colour). Stories about favorite dolls from the author's extensive collection. Discusses marks, makers, composition, clothing, accessories, repairs, etc. Covers European and North American dolls. Very faint, small stain in bottom margin of pages 1 to 4, two corners and top/bottom of spine lightly bumped, light edge wear/scuffing, light line indentation across rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE., Fryer, Jane Eayre.
8 Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1912 Hard Cover Good Margaret G. Hayes and Jane Allen Boyer. 
175 pp, 9 3/4" H. Copyright 1912. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour illustration with black lettering on front board. Colour frontispiece, black/white/red illustrations throughout. Mary Frances's mother is ill and for three weeks, she must take over kitchen duties. The little girl is helped and instructed by the Kitchen People (animated utensils) - the Tea Kettle, Big Iron Pot, Coffee Pot, Auntie Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, Potato Masher, Frying Pan, et al, as she progresses through increasingly difficult recipes. Beginning with plain toast, buttered toast and milk toast, she continues on through baked apples, thimble biscuit, gingerbread cookies and rice, on to boiled mutton, walnut kisses, sponge cake, Queen of Hearts tarts, salad dressing and beefsteak, among others. In addition to her duties, she prepares a meal for a tramp, has a kitchen party for her dolls and a candy pull, as well as learning to set the table and fold napkins. In addition to teaching cookery, this book is an interesting window onto the life of a young American girl at the beginning of the twentieth century. Light browning to front endpapers and preliminaries, light foxing on frontispiece (mainly on back) and on adjacent pages, two 1" tears in front inside hinge, soft crease fown free front endpaper, creases and tiny tears/chips at fore-edge of frontispiece, a few small edge tears (archivally taped) and wrinkles on some pages up to page 13; moderate to heavy browning to pages 174, 175 and free rear endpaper; water stain at top corner of page 175, archivally taped edge tear on page 100, small surface paper pull on page 31 and opposite on page 30 - text not legible, moderate browning to edges of text block, water stain at fore-edge of rear board, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and corners - light edge wear elsewhere, small white stain on front board. Book protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES KNITTING AND CROCHETING BOOK. OR, ADVENTURES AMONG THE KNITTING PEOPLE.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Jane Allen Boyer. 
270 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece) showing dolls dressed in finished projects, 8 b&w plates showing techniques - collated. Many additional b&w photographs & drawings throughout the text. Mary Frances learns to knit and crochet with the help of Knit & Knack, the knitting needles, and Crow Shay Hook & Wooley Ball. Further assistance comes from the fairy world in the form of Fairly Flew. The book takes the reader through projects of increasing complexity, building on skills learned in previous chapters. A step back in time, through the dolls' outfits, we can see the fashions of early 20th century America - scarves, shawls, petticoats, caps & turbans, slippers, sweaters, wristlets, mittens, sacques, garters, hand bags, purses, muffs, boas, stoles, etc. The book concludes with a section on Red Cross knitting, including knitted helmets, bed socks, hot water bottle cover, etc. Book is slightly cocked, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, moderate browning to edges of text block and on endpapers, light browning to pages, 1" tear on page 51 archivally taped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two faint scratch marks on rear board. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE., Henry Morgan & Co.
10 Henry Morgan & Co. HENRY MORGAN & CO. LIMITED 1908 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE.
Hudson's Bay Company 1992 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. A reproduction of the 1908 Christmas catalogue of the prestigious Montreal department store, Henry Morgan & Co. Includes jewellery, furs, dolls, roller skates, footballs, games, Indian novelties, glassware, umbrellas, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading on spine area. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Hislop, Marion E. DOLLS IN CANADA: REFLECTIONS OF OUR HERITAGE - INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THEM.
Boardwalk, Toronto, (1997), 2nd edition, Ist printing. 
126 pp, 4to, soft cover. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, patterns/plans. "The first section is a personal and engaging look at dolls which make up our heritage - pioneer dolls, native people's dolls, dolls from various cultural groups in Canad a, dolls from legends and stories, dolls in different styles and materials, and dolls by Canadian artists. Part two contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to make over fifteen different types of dolls, from rag dolls to jumping jac k s , f r o m h a n ky panky dolls to clothespeg dolls..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, spine flat and uncreased. This is a new, unread book. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STRANGE CHILD., Hoffmann, E.T.A.  Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell.
12 Hoffmann, E.T.A. Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell. THE STRANGE CHILD.
Nantick, MA Picture Book Studio 1984 0907234607 / 9780907234609 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Lisbeth Zwerger. 
Unpaginated, 13 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "The Strange Child is a magical being who comes into the unhappy lives of a brother and sister, and leads them into a world of fantasy and adventure. This world is not without dangers, though, because their joy and innocence is threatened by Pepser, the evil king of the gnomes. The scenes and characters so vividly described by Hoffmann are made even more memorable by the haunting illustrations of Lisabeth Zwerger." Small area of color loss and erased price mark at top corner of front free endpaper, minor tiny corner bumps, a very small and a tiny dent at top edge of rear and front board respectively, a few tiny edge dents on bottom edge of boards, very small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOUBLE SPELL., Lunn, Janet.  Illustrated by A.M. Calder.
13 Lunn, Janet. Illustrated by A.M. Calder. DOUBLE SPELL.
Peter Martin, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. When twelve-year-old twins, Jane and Elizabeth, purchase an old doll from an antique shop on Yonge Street in Toronto, it leads them of a mysterious journey into their family's p ast. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, minor browning/soiling to edges of textblock and boards, tiny bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 McEwan, Ian. THE DAYDREAMER.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1994 0394280733 / 9780394280738 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Anthony Browne. 
96 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Ten-year-old Peter Fortune lives somewhere between dream and reality. Grown-ups don't understand him. No one can understand the amazing things that fill his head. His dreams bring him nothing but trouble. In these astonishing stories Peter unlocks the door to the secret world of his imaginings and invites us to step inside. 'The Daydreamer' marks Ian McEwan's debut in the children's field, although this is a work of literature which will enthral adults and children alike. These bizarre and sometimes disturbing stories are an extraordinary celebration of the imagination within every child and within every writer. Perfectly complemented by Anthony Browne's haunting illustrations these stories resonate in the memory long after the last page is turned." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
15 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
Folio Society, London, 1997. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green) in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations by Joan Hassall. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' w ere first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings i n c lude: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Ha ym ak er s, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Powell, Patrick; Sharp, Ben; Palmer, Bill; Farwell, Ian; Fournier, Denny, Maj, Mary; Smith, Debbie; Stradwick, Karen; Casey, Shelley; Brown, Wynna; Marshall, Alison; Balfour, Nicola; Grimbly, Bob; Downey, Bob; Patience, Michell; Walker, Jenny; et al. BRASS TACKS. VOL. 2 NO. 1 DECEMBER, 1979.
Burlington, Ontario Brass Tacks 1979 Stapled in Wraps Good 
48 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(P)roduced by a group of high school students and teachers who endeavor to share the history and folk-lore of Halton County". Contents: Milton Jail and Courthouse; Leonard - My Husband (reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret McKindley); Lowville - Lost in Time; Good Old School Days (Lowville & Waterdown); Blue Knights of Long Ago (Hamilton Police Force); A Special Kind of Witch (water witching/dowsing); Oakridge Farm since 1837; Full Steam Ahead (steam traction engines); Yesterday is Yours (an interview with the curator of Battery Lodge, Dundurn Castle); Dolls: 4000 Eyes from the Past; "We Are The Church" (Oakville's African Methodist Episcopal Church); "They Held Nothing Sacred" (history/development of Maple Avenue, Burlington); "One Tin Soldier" (Doug Jarvis' collection). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more on spine, light rubbing on covers - more near spine, creases at top corner of front cover, soft wrinkles on covers - mostly at spine area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Rana, Margo. COLLECTIBLY YOURS BARBIE DOLL. 1980-1990 IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE.
Grantsville, MD Hobby House 1998 087588511X / 9780875885117 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with color photographs showing dolls, clothing and packaging. "A must for all fans of 11 1/2-inch fashion dolls, this newest book by Margo Rana is an identification and price guide to all of the varieties of BARBIE play and collectors dolls which were manufactured by Mattel in the decade of the 1980s - the favorite period of the 'pink box collectors'. Also included are version of Ken, P.J., Whitney, Midge, Christie, Skipper, and other Mattel favorites, including the trendy dolls that were 'the Rockers'. The 80s were also a prime period for wonderful Black, Hispanic and Asian version of the BARBIE family. The costuming ranges from beach wear to wedding gowns. In almost every case, the different variations of each type of doll is shown and described - from Magic Curl to Super Star dolls, from Beach Blast to the Astronaut group, every collector will find a favorite in these (450) smashing colorful photographs. Slight waviness to edges of textblock, slight curl to front board, minor rubbing on boards - small scratch on rear board. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
PIM., Skerry-Olsen, Eva.  Illustrated by Marvin Anderson.
18 Skerry-Olsen, Eva. Illustrated by Marvin Anderson. PIM.
Coslett, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1948. 
75 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, illustrated in color and b&w. "Every child at times feels the desire for a playfellow 'all his own'. This is the story of Patty whose playmate was the lovable wee Pim, straight from the Land of Make-Believe. You will read about Patty's adventures with her doll, Susan Snooperdorf Spezzerfritz, and you will meet Pim himself, and all the rest of the tiny company of playmates. You will love Pim as he plays with Patt y, unseen by anyone else except Susan. And how you will delight in the way Pim helps Patty with her troubles, even at the table! These stories have been read to many children, who have found them most charming and who have wanted them fo r t h e i r o w n. We hope you will like them as well." gift inscription at top of title page, one leaf with crease at top corner, boards have areas of light color fading, small area of heavy color fading at bottom of spine/bottom edges, minor w ri n kl in g at t o p/ bo ttom of spine, 1/2" shallow line dint on front board, 3" of light cracing at gutter of pages 54/55, minor soiling, very slight bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and te ar s a t t op /bo tto m of spi ne and flap-folds, a few small tears - some archivally taped, small stain on rear panel, two very light stains and one tiny stain on outside of front panel - darker on inside, general light soiling and rubbing, lig ht b row ning to spi ne, smal l tea r/ti ny hole on front panel - archivally taped. Good+/Good- 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
INUIT DOLLS:  REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE., Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok.  Introduction by Razie Brownstone.  Patricia Michael, editor.
19 Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok. Introduction by Razie Brownstone. Patricia Michael, editor. INUIT DOLLS: REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE.
Canadian Stage & Arts Publications, Toronto, 1988, first edition. 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D), soft cover. ISBN 0919952380 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Some additional text in Inuktitut. "The ancient art of Inuit dollmaking is disappearing slowly but surely. The real Inuit play dolls have already come to an end and today, the only dolls that remain are collectors' dolls made by Inuit dollmakers for the southern retail market. We have put this book together, most particularly for the Inuit growing up today, in o rder to preserve an important part of their cultural heritage...." Interior - gift inscrption on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
CIRCUS TOYS., Tearle, Peggy.
20 Tearle, Peggy. CIRCUS TOYS.
Leicester Dryad. 1952 Soft Cover Good 
60 pp + large folded sheet of patterns laid in, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "A hand-made toy has a particular appeal; if it is not perfect, it will probably have personality - and expert workmanship will make it outstanding, provided always that the design is good. Very few tools are required for toymaking, and the technique is not difficult to pick up. Moreover, the work gets increasingly interesting as experience is gained. The circus theme gives plenty of scope for imagination; trappings and trimmings can be varied endlessly, and the patterns adapted to make new costumes. With slight alterations to the facial expressions, entirely new characters can be introduced. These figures and animals are good as a group, and have therefore been made to scale. As the animals range from five to sixteen inches in height, full directions for enlarging or reducing the patterns have been included." Introduction. Contents: Materials; Ringmaster; Toby Dog; Clown; Seal; Polar Bear; Cossack; Brown Bear; Shetland Pony; Chimpanzee; Horse; Ballerina; Cowboy. Interior - moderate bump to bottom corner of text block, small bump at top corner, large diagonal crease on page 15/16, pocket at rear is torn in several place s but has been archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate bump at bottom corner, small light bump at top corner, heavy crease down center of rear cover, very light edge wear, small scuff and small light soiling mark on rear cover. Patterns in pocket are complete but have fold creases and there are a few small tears at fold joints. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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