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THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS.  FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.), Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie.
161 Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS. FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.)
Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Lynn Bywaters, Arthur Rackham, Jim Deesing. 
A group of four little books ranging from 3 1/4" to 3 7/8" H. 1. The Night Before Christmas - unpaginated, Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1992, ISBN 0836230272 - hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Lynn Bywaters. 2. A Christmas Carol - abridged by Jane Parker Resnick, 157 pp, Running Press, Philadelphia, 1990, ISBN 0894718541- hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 3. Ernest Nister's Yuletide Delights with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HarperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373757. 4. Ernest Nister's Snowy Days with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HaperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373730. A charming collection to read and/or use to decorate for the holiday season. Minor edge wear to boards. The two dust jackets have very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR., Morton, Desmond.
162 Morton, Desmond. FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR.
UBC Press, Vancouver, 2004, first edition. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0774811080 B&w plates. "Aware that the recruiting effort might fail if men were forced to choose between their families and the front, the Canadian government and its wealthy backers introduced the Canadian Patriotic Fund, known in its day at 'the Patriotic'. Charged with support of soldiers' loved ones, the Patriotic and its volunteers set out to transform them into a middle-class model of frugality and self-denial. At the same time, the Militia Department took on the task of determining which dependants a soldier could or should support. Suddenly, the state and private philanthropists were managing family decisions that had never been their business before. 'Fight or Pay' brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
163 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MUNSCH MORE!  A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION.  CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS., Munsch, Robert.  Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes.
164 Munsch, Robert. Illustrated by Michael Martchenko, Alan and Lea Daniel, Eugenie Fernandes. MUNSCH MORE! A ROBERT MUNSCH COLLECTION. CONTAINS: ALLIGATOR BABY; ANDREW'S LOOSE TOOTH; RIBBON RESCUE; GET OUT OF BED!; Mmm, COOKIES!; SPECIAL BONUS STORY: DEEP SNOW; ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATORS.
Scholastic Canada, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
183 pp, 12 1/4" H, hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0439961351 Colour illustrations throughout. "You'll love these six great stories from Canada's best-loved storyteller. (This book) contains five favourite books with all their original illustrations: Alligator Baby; Andrew's Loose Tooth; Ribbon Rescue; Get Out of Bed!; Mmm, Cookies! - Plus one bonus, never-before-published story, Deep Snow! Also included are the stories behind these popular tales, and informati on about Robert Munsch and all the illustrators. It's the perfect collection for Munsch fans of all ages." A heavy book, which may require extra postage depending on destination. The integral bookplate on the free front endpaper has previous o w n e r's name/Christmas date, book very slightly cocked, light wear at top edge of front board, a few tiny edge dints, one very small corner bump. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
165 N/A RAILS ACROSS CANADA: 150 YEARS OF PASSENGER TRAIN HISTORY.
Montreal VIA Rail Canada 1986 Soft Cover Very Good - 
128 pp, 11 15/16" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "The railway age in Canada began on July 21, 1836, when the tiny locomotive, 'Dorchester', made its inaugural run on the Champlain and St. Lawrence Rail Road. (This book) tells the fascinating story of this country's passenger railways and their development over the past 150 years. Historical and full-color photographs reflect the romance of the railway and capture many beautiful scenes from the Canadian landscape that can only be seen from the train. This is a story of hopes and dreams and obstacles overcome. It is a story of farsighted people who dared to make those dreams come true and who helped to forge a na t i o n o u t of this huge, rugged land." Interior - Christmas and date note on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few small scuffs on spine, minor curling at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  NUMBER 10.  JANUARY, 1942.  CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ISSUE.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
166 N/A. TEE EMM. NUMBER 10. JANUARY, 1942. CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ISSUE. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: Tee Emm For January; A Pain in the Ear; A.S.R.S. Note; Don't Forget Your Mae West, She Hasn't Forgotten You!; Don't Send a Boy to do a Man's Work!; Course Sense is Horse Sense; Nothing to do with Training; Ten Little Fighter Boys; Do You Pay for Your Lifts?; Pilot Officer Prune Writes to Tee Emm; "G.G."; Wireless O.K., Sir?; It Goes on Being a Funny Thing; Some T ips for Night Flyers; "Can I Believe My Senses?"; The Awful Tale of P.O. Prune; This Month's Anniversary - January. Interior - cigarette odor, small soft bump to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning, otherwise clean and tight w i t h n o o t her ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning - light on spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, large corner crease on front cover, very minor edge wear, tiny stain on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOORAY FOR TODAY!  A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR., Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette.  (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e
167 Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette. (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e HOORAY FOR TODAY! A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR.
North Winds Press, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1979, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 1/4" H x 9 7/8" D), hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 059007623X Profusely illustrated in colour with 24 full page drawings facing 24 pages of text, describing various cultural, religious and ethnic celeb rations held during the year, starting with Canada Day on July 1st. From the Calgary Stampede, Highland Games, Caribana, and Oktoberfest, to Hallowe'en, the Grey Cup, Hanukkah, Christmas and Chinese New Year through Carnaval, the Arctic Wi n t e r G a m e s, a Ukranian Easter, the Stanley Cup, Victoria Day, St. Antony's and St. Jean Baptiste Day, the varied authors cross the country and the years to show how Canadian children have, and still do, celebrate the passing of the year. Ar ea s of l i gh t br ow ning on boards, small ghost sticker mark on rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
168 Nickless, Will. OWLGLASS CHRONICLES. 4 VOLUME SET. 1. OWLGLASS. 2. THE NITEHOOD. 3. MOLEPIE. 4. DOTTED LINES.
John Baker, London, (1964), John Baker/Oliver & Boyd, London, (1966), John Baker, London, (1967), (1968). Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
135 pp, 136 pp, 133 pp, 122 pp, 8vo - 4 volumes. B&w illustrations by the author. A wonderful fantasy world set in the Sussex countryside, populated by characters such as Mr. Harris (later Sir Odysseus) - a wealthy rat , Meles Brock Esq., a badger, Mr. Popghose, a weasel, and the Hon. Richard William Strix Flammea de Striges, an owl, affectionately referred to as old Beak and Claws. From the finding of a pair of eyeglasses for the Hon. Richard, so he won't mistake members of the Club for his dinner, the knighting of Mr. Harris and the subsequent building of the Harris Institute, holiday celebrations, court cases, and story nights at the Club, the animals of Rotherside provide another world to escape into. Minor edge wear to boards of vols. 1, 2,& 3, light edge wear to boards and christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper of 4. Books are bright and clean. All dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, are price-clipped (# 4 not as neatly as the others), 3/4" dia. sticker pull on front panel of vol. 1, light wrinkling to top/bottom edges of vol.2, a few tiny nicks/closed tears/light edge wrinkling/small water mark at bottom edge to vol. 4. All jacket colors are bright and attractive and are now protected in mylar sleeves. Overall a Very Good set. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LAWRENCE AND THE ARAB REVOLTS.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 208., Nicolle, David.  Colour plates by Richard Hook.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
169 Nicolle, David. Colour plates by Richard Hook. Series editor, Lee Johnson. LAWRENCE AND THE ARAB REVOLTS. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 208.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1989). 
48 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850458889 B&w photos, map, 8 plates of uniform studies in full color. Contents; Introduction; Arabs in the Ottoman Army; The Sanussi and the Sahara; The Arab Revolt and its Rivals; The War in Southe rn Arabia; Iraq a nd the Gulf; The Egyptian Army. Interior - Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight browning. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
IN ZULULAND: WITH THE BRITISH THROUGHOUT THE WARS OF 1879., Norris-Newman, Charles L.
170 Norris-Newman, Charles L. IN ZULULAND: WITH THE BRITISH THROUGHOUT THE WARS OF 1879.
Greenhill, London, 1988, facsimile of the 1880 edition. 
343 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853670030 B&w maps/battle plans, reproductions. "(A) classic eyewitness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. The author was a man of action and a writer who had remarkable insight into contemporar y attitudes. His account of the first phase of the famous campaign is the only one by a professional journalist, and it includes descriptions of the massacre at Isandlwana and the heroic defence of Rorke's Drift. As Special Correspondent for th e L ondon 'Standard', (he) joined Lord Chelmsford's Centre Column and attached himself to the officers of the Natal Native Contingent. He was the first man across when the column entered Zulu territory on 11 January, and he witnessed the opening s ho t s of the campaign at the storming of Sihayo's Kraal. When Lord Chelmsford set out on reconnaissance from the doomed camp at Islandlwana on the 22nd, Norris-Newman was with him; he gives a vivid and powerful account of the events of that day, c ulm in at ing in the return to the site of the massacre and a night spent camped among the dead. (He) also witnessed the aftermath of Rorke's Drift, later accompanying the Eshowe Relief column. Present at the battle of Gingindhlovu, he was the fir st m an to reach the besieged garrison. Originally published in 1880, (this book) has been the foundation for many subsequent studies of the Zulu campaign and presents the full contemporary record." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front e ndpap er. D ust jacket has some minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
171 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). 2 b&w photographs. The personal reminiscenes of Evelyn Elizabeth Peacock (April 19, 1876-June 7, 1971), looking back on her childhood on a Ontario farm, "About twelve miles from the St. Lawrence Market as the crow flies." She writes about farm life, school, recreation, trips to the big city, Christmas, etc., etc. The second half of the book consists of her poetry. The book was inscribed by the author's daughter in 1986. Interior - small faint stain on first two pages, gift inscription on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease on front cover, faint indentations on covers, spine flat with very faint crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918.  WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX.  (11th), Persico, Joseph E.
172 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature written in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
173 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY.  REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY.  VOLUME ONE., Phelps, Marion L., editor.  Foreword by Glen Brown.  G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al.
174 Phelps, Marion L., editor. Foreword by Glen Brown. G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al. YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY. REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY. VOLUME ONE.
Knowlton, Quebec Brome County Historical Society 1979 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
138 pp + fold-out map at rear. 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Dedication; Looking Backward to 1867; Villages of Brome County as Listed in the Eastern Townships Gazetteer and General Business Directory 1867; Adamsville - The Early Years; The West Brome Methodist Chapel; Rev. Paul V. West; The Old Covered Bridge at West Brome; The Old Moffat Place, Iron Hill; Valedictory for the "Orford Mountain Railroad"; The Knowlton Distributing Home; Dr. N. Munder Harris; Glass with a History; Life in Echo Valley Lumber Camp; Our Woodland; Shades of Foster Park or the Tale of the Elusive Cow; The Substitute Soldier; The Historical Booth at the Fair, September 1966; The Union Church, Iron Hill; The Slash; The Foster House, Foster, P.Q.; Bolton Glen School Christmas Entertainment About 1923; Dr. Henry Edwin Gillanders, B.A., M.D., C.M.; Abercorn Railway Station; Brome County Century Farm Owners 1962; Publications of the Brome County Historical Society; Acknowledgements; Map of the Eastern Townships of Canada - 1867. Waviness through book at hinge areas - due to manufacturing process. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
175 Pick, Violet. SMILING THROUGH: POEMS BY VIOLET PICK.
Self-published. 
38 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Photographs. The story and poems of Violet Pick who was born in England and lost her sight quite early in life. She emigrated to Canada in 1979 to join her daughter and family and has been very act ive in the guide dog movement in the Burlington, Ontario area. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, two tiny corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
176 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. DAILY LIFE IN HOLLAND IN THE YEAR 1566 AND THE STORY OF MY ANCESTOR'S TREASURE CHEST.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1992, first American edition. 
208 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933098 Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "Characteristically evocative, the words and images in 'Daily Life in Holland' are rich in detail and delicate in colo ration, and perhaps the most beautiful of any of Poortvliet's works to date. In this fascinating saga, he recreates the lives of his forebears as they toiled and celebrated their way through daily existence. He does not conjure up a romantic v i s i o n of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills! There were adversity and hard work, and we learn that 1566 was an extraordinary year in Holland, marked by famine and plague, great freezes, floods and droughts, comets a nd e ar thquakes, and an invasion by the Spanish as well. Poortvliet's colorful account unfolds before us to reveal how ordinary men, women, and children lived: what kinds of clothes they wore, what their houses were like, what they ate and how th ey coo ked . How did they celebrate Christmas? What did the people do for a livng and what kind of money did they have? What did a girl's engagement ring look like? How many different kinds of swords and firearms did they have? Exploring hi s ow n r oots , Po ortvliet captures the beauty of everyday life and livelihood in turbulent sixteenth-century Holland." Tiny stain on top of text block, a few tiny dints on bottom edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on half-title pa ge. Dust jack et ha s very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dints on front panel, very light rubbing, very small bump on edge of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
177 Pratt, E.J. Signed. DUNKIRK.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1941, limited edtion reprint in first year of printing, No. 106 of 300. 
13 pp, 8vo, hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold title on front board) in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. "Three hundred copies of this edition of 'Dunkirk' have been printed especially for Messrs. Johnston, Everson & Charlesworth, Christmas, 1941. This Copy is No. 106." E.J. Pratt's poem of the Dunkirk rescue. Pages browning lightly - a little more on endpapers, staples starting to rust, a few tiny faint on title-page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light soiling/rubbing, light browning, a few small chips/tears, small hole on spine, irregular shaped 2" long x 3/8" deep piece missing from top of spine/rear hinge area. VG/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME., Rand, Christopher.  Illustrations by Howard Goodrich.
178 Rand, Christopher. Illustrations by Howard Goodrich. THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1963. 
30 pp, 16 mo (6 1/8" H), soft cover, stapled in wraps with attached dust wrapper. Gift card from Joseph R. Ritchie of Oxford University Press dated 1963 laid in. Illustrated in monotone by Howard Goodrich. An adaptation of the book of the same name, this booklet tells some of the author's experiences in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Very light color fading on spine of dust wrapper, very minor edge wrinkles to wrapper. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
TSOKO.  THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY., Rayner, Richard.  Illustrations by Lis Davis.
179 Rayner, Richard. Illustrations by Lis Davis. TSOKO. THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY.
Baobab Books, Harare, 1990. 
124 pp, 8 5/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0908311273 B&w illustrations. "A troop of vervet monkeys running to escape the flames of a bush fire; a baby monkey flung from its mother as she is caught in a poacher's snare. Thus begins the story of Tsoko, of his adventures and misadventures in the wild and in the strange world of humans. And as this tale unfolds, there is the remarkable, almost magical relationship with his black friend Wordsworth, a gentle man gifted with a love for animals and the natural world...(this book) tells with tenderness, understanding and touches of fantasy, of the problems arising for people who acquire a wild animal pet, and not least for the animal itself which has to submit to human choices. It also con t a i n s m any facts about vervets, the most common species of monkey in Zimbabwe, and wildlife conservation in general. Primarily a book for older children, it should also appeal to a great number of adults." Interior - Christmas gift inscripti on o n ha lf - ti tle page, wrinkles (from manufacturing process) at top edge of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small area of edge wear at bottom of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
180 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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