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Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (5 1/2" H x 7 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333220781 A picture book without text, by the artist known for his charming illustrations of some of Miss Read's novels of English village life. In this book, his marvelously detailed colour illustrations take us through an Edwardian Christmas, from the arrival by steam train of visitors to an English country house, through decorating the house and church and all the other preparations, to the excitement of opening stockings on Christmas morning, Christmas dinner, games, the hunt meet, skating and visiting. Next come the preparations for a costume ball (and the servants' celebrations 'below stairs'), followed by sledding, sales, theatre and home entertainments before the house party breaks up and we watch the train hurry away across a snowy countryside. Tiny scuff on front panel. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
(Printed by the Ryerson Press, Toronto, for the author, 1931.) 
16 pp, 8vo, deckle edge pages stapled in wraps. A collection of poems, mainly on the themes of Canada, nature, faith and Christmas. Interior - slight rust on staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light ed gewear/wrinkling, small corner creases, small chip to bottom edge of front cover, two tiny closed tears to front cover. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
83 Grahame, Kenneth. Illustrated by Eric Kincaid. MY LITTLE WIND IN THE WILLOWS TREASURY.
Brimax, Chichester, 2004. 
160 pp, 6 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858549450 Charmingly illustrated in colour by Eric Kincaid. "With the aim of reaching a wider range of readers, Kenneth Grahame's text has been abridged. Some of the most difficult words have b een simplified an d the longer sentences split for ease of reading and understanding. Some chapters from the original edition have been omitted." Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
84 Greene, Alma. (Gah-wonh-nos-doh / Forbidden Voice). TALES OF THE MOHAWKS.
Canada J.M. Dent & Sons 1975 046095086X / 9780460950862 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good R. G. Miller. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). (The author) "here recalls some of the tales that are told on the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River in Ontario. Near the reserve is the town of Brantford, which is named after the Mohawk officer who led his people's fight for King George in the American War of Independence. These are stories that belong to twentieth-century farmers, shopkeepers, and high-steel workers who have never lost their communion with the natural world, which for them is also the world of the spirit. The stories' integration of traditional and present-day realities is beautifully realized in the remarkable pencil illustrations of Gary Miller, another native of the Six Nations Reserve." Contents: The Tree of Peace; Fairy Rings; Witches' Brew; Bountiful Earth; Potions and Charms; The Cycle of Life; The White Man Comes; Changing Rites; On the Grand River; Omens and Visions; New Festivals; Living Traditions. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and worn at edges with some color loss, one or two very small closed tears and chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1931, first edition. 
160 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (fawn color cloth with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, Union Jack on spine and illustration of boys playing cricket on front board), in dust jacket which reproduces the illustrations on the book. 12 b&w pl ates including frontispiece. "As Mr. Grimshaw says, England commonly means London and Stratford-on-Avon to Americans, but it is much more than that. Hence this author, who was born and bred in Yorkshire, tells of the real life of the Eng l i s h p e o p l e, and what it means to boys and girls who are so much like us in speech and habits, and yet so different in many ways. Home life and training, schooldays, sports, and pastimes are each presented so accurately and vividly as to b ro ad en t h e vi ew o f any one, old or young. He tells entertainingly of Guy Fawkes Day, which is to English boys what Fourth of July is to ours, and explains the many traditional features connected with Christmas, with many amusing anecdotes. Mu ch val uab le i nfo rma tio n is given about industries, and, with pleasing variety, the game of cricket is fully covered. The beautiful Lake region of famous poets is told of with a charm of style that fits the subject. Excellent illustratio ns f rom pho togr aph s e nric h a book t hat will help to make the world better by increasing intelligent human interest in others." Light browning to endpapers, previous owner's name/place on free front endpaper, bubbling to cloth on front boar d and on rear board nea r hi nge, wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing/soiling, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to color on top of textblock, slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of t extblo ck, minor small scuf f on fore- edge of tex tblo ck. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling; light rubbing; a few tiny edge tears; slight darkening to spine, flap-folds and edges; approx 2" x 1" irregular shaped light stain on spine; small l ight st ain at top edge o f rear flap . Very Good /Very G ood- 
Price: 150.00 USD
86 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Adria Daley Taylor, George H. Drury, Robert A. LeMassena, Michael Zega, Curt Tillotson Jr., Allan W. Miller, John Gruber, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 9. FALL 1997.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; Authors Celebrate Glory of Steam Era (Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg); Discovering Western Passenger Trains; Erie's Exotic Engines; Artist Albert Dome; Fallen Flags in the 1960s and '70s; A Toy Train Maker's Foray into Journalism; Dufaycolor Images Stand the Test of Time; Departments: Operator's Desk; Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1950 (four scenic routes and the L&N centennial); Unforgettable Railroad Days (Christmas 1953); Railroad Collectibles (depots and logs); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad (Rock Island). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Hodder and Stoughton 1973 0340173971 / 9780340173978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tom Wardill, jacket art. 
224 pp, 8" H. "The announcement of Paul Dexter's promotion to Commander in Her Majesty's Royal Navy reached him on the first day of January 1934 after the dreariest Christmas he'd every experienced. The trouble was that after they'd given him the appointment the Navy didn't seem to be able to find anything for him to do. Eventually they sent him on a course, and it was then that he saved the life of a Rear-Admiral when their plane crashed into the sea. If he'd left him to drown life might subsequently have been easier; as it was, when he was fully recovered, young Dexter found himself posted to Gibraltar under the Rear-Admiral's command. Somebody should have warned him about Gibraltar." A series of tiny dents at top of free front endpaper (offset from front pastedown), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, bump at bottom of flap-folds, very light soiling and a faint stain on rear panel, a few tiny dents on hinges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1985 0773505849 / 9780773505841 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
360 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. German submarines penetrated Canadian waters during the Second World War to within 172 miles of Quebec City. They sank ships, landed spies, laid mines, built an automated weather station, undertook forays to rescue escaped German POW's, and forced the Canadian government to close the St. Lawrence River and Gulf to Allied shipping. Hadley focuses on the exploits of the U-boats and the Canadian response. Christmas gift inscription on verso of half-title page, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing minor browning at top of flaps. 
Price: 17.00 USD
89 Hammond, Wayne G. and Scull, Christina. J.R.R. TOLKIEN: ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR.
London HarperCollins 1995 0261103229 / 9780261103221 First Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ J.R.R. Tolkien. 
208 pp, 11" H. "J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) renowned author of 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion', was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for drawing, his art has charmed his readers and has been exhibited to large and appreciative audiences the world over. In fact, his talent was far more than he admitted, and his sense of design was natural and keen. (This book) explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. At its heart are his illustrations for his books, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. With 200 reproductions, many in full colour, this lavishly-produced book offers a perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to discover a largely unexplored aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien's character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny ink dot on bottom of text block. 
Price: 37.50 USD
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
90 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
(Osprey, London, 1991), 1st. edition. 
96 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. ISBN 1855321335 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, uniform studies, maps, battle plans, reproductions. "A Bull Run, two inexperienced, ill-trained and poorly led armies clashed in the opening en gagement of the American Civil War. Culminating in a stalwart defensive fight by Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson's Virginia Brigade, this book is the story of the Confederacy's first victory." "Each volume (in this series) concludes with a brief gui d e to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - small erased pencil marks along with place, date, Christmas notation and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise no other ownership marks. Exterior - bumped at bo tt o m of spine - migrates into pages at bottom of gutters, very light rubbing, minor edge wear - mainly at corners, thin 1" scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
92 Harpole, James. THE WHITE-COATED ARMY.
Cassell, London, 1938, first edition. 
263 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This volume follows the author's 'Leaves From a Surgeon's Case-Book', which has had outstanding success. In its twenty chapters it emphasises the advances of the last few years in surgical metho ds, and the value of newly discovered ways of treatment, in a manner readily followed by the layman. It explains what science is doing for the alleviation of pain; the minimising of risk in even major operations; the vastly improved chances o f c u r e and recovery, and in it all inspires confidence by removing fear. Many examples are given of the ever-increasing victories accruing from laboratory research and the patient observation of results in practice. It reads like a benign rom an c e. Th e author, a famous surgeon writing under a nom-de-plume, has produced a timely book, of engrossing interest in its encouraging story of surgical and medical progress." Contemporary Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, book is c ock e d, li ght browning on free endpapers, light browning to pages, heavy browning on pages 26 & 27 due to laid-in advertisement card - migrates into adjacent pages, small double crease at top corner of pages 237 to 230, moderate browning to edg es of t ex t b loc k, 'old paper' odor, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy browning - heaviest on spine and flap-folds, several small chips and edge tears, light edg e wea r/w rinkl ing , tw o sm all water marks on spine. Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
FRANK HARRINGTON'S KRISTMISS BOOK.  (CHRISTMAS.), Harrington, Frank.  Edited by Nelson Ball.  Photographs by R.R. Sallows.
93 Harrington, Frank. Edited by Nelson Ball. Photographs by R.R. Sallows. FRANK HARRINGTON'S KRISTMISS BOOK. (CHRISTMAS.)
Mercury Press, n.p., 1993. 
Unpaginaged, oblong (7 5/16" H x 11 3/16" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155128006X B&w photographs by Reuben R. Sallows (1876-1937) who worked in the Goderich area. "In 1860, 'Frank Harrington' settled in the Queen's Bush, where he began fa rming on 100 acres of land. For forty years he kept a diary, making one entry annually on Christmas Day. It is from this document that his story emerges, rich with the events of pioneer life, its joys and excitements, its hardships and tr a g e d i e s . " The editor has attempted to track down the original source of the diary which was printed previously in a newspaper and society journal, but without success and its authenticity remains in question. Slight waviness to top/bottom o f te xt bl oc k, l ig ht soiling to bottom edge of both boards, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling; light fading to color on spine, rear hinge and on flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
94 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1983), Ist ed. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
263 pp, 8vo (9 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771040490 Liberally illus. with cartoons. An anecdotal history of the Royal Canadian Air Force from its origin in 1924 to the time of unification in 1967. An account to delight all readers - and one that will bring tears of laughter and recognition to air force personnel of every rank and station. Previous owner's ink name stamp on top of text block, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small surface paper loss at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning to color on spine, a few very light line indentations on rear panel, soft crease down front panel near hinge, surface paper loss at top2" of front flap-fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
96 Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by. EDDIE AND THE FIRE ENGINE.
William Morrow, New York, 1949, 15th printing. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Charming b&w vintage drawings by author. " old fire engine, recently retired by the fire department, and a goat, which catch (Eddie's) fancy...feature largely in the amusing incidents which comprise this thorou ghly enjoyable story..." Book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning to rear panel/flap edges, three closed tears, two 'pinprick' perforations to front hinge, minor s o i l i n g , s i lver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") across bottom of spine (NOT a library book). Wonderful cover illustration (blue/black/white/orange) shows Eddie in fire engine with goat - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG+ / G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
WINGS OVER BURMA., Hemingway, Kenneth.
97 Hemingway, Kenneth. WINGS OVER BURMA.
London Quality Press 1945 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
192 pp, 8 3/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. "War Economy Standard" paper. B&w photographs. The author's personal narrative of life as an RAF pilot in Burma during the Second World War. Christmas (1946) gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, a few small light stains to edges of text block, areas of light waviness to pages, darkening to top of text block, slight lean to spine, light fading to spine colour and lettering and at top/bottom edges of boards, small light corner bumps, small bump at top of front hinge area. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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
Ethuen, London, (1964) reprint 
62 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover - pictorial boards. Illustrated throughout in full color in strip and full page format. Tintin and Snowy's latest adventure takes them to the Sahara Desert. Very light browning to pages, minor soiling at top of page 3, small crease at top corner of page 47/48, small very light stain in margin of page 5, Christmas gift inscription at top of title page; large corner crease, fore-edge crease and two tiny edge tears on free front endpaper; heavy edge wear t o b o a r d s, moderate rubbing on rear cover, light soiling to covers, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs, small bump at corners of boards. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 37.50 USD
THE MAGIC CONVENTION., Hochman, Sandra.  Illustrated by Ben Shecter.
100 Hochman, Sandra. Illustrated by Ben Shecter. THE MAGIC CONVENTION.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1971. 
Unpaginated, 8 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color. "Ever since Amanda could remember, she wanted to be a magician like her uncle Bill. When he came to New York to attend the magic convention, she went with him to t he Commodore Hotel and watched while professional magicians from the world over performed their newest and most exciting tricks. The most thrilling moment of all came when Perry the Magnificent asked Amanda to help him peform a trick on st a g e , a n d she took her first step towards her future career." Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, remander spray on bottom of book. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of s pi ne a n d fl ap - folds, small closed tear and tiny chips at top of spine - archivally taped, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, gold publisher's label on spine/front panel stating - "Doubleday reinforced library edition" - this is no t l ibr ar y dis car d. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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