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Tucson, Arizona First Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: What Caesar Saw: Sleuthing in Ancient Rome (Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Roberts, Ron Burns, Steven Saylor); Collecting Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael, etc.); Edith Pargeter: A Checklist; History and Mystery: A Natural Pairing; Points; Books into Film ('The Name of the Rose'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, one small corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
82 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Tom Rusch, Robert E. Skinner, Robin H. Smiley, Christine Bell.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. FEBRUARY, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2. (HOLLYWOOD NOVELS - ELMORE LEONARD.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Collecting the Hollywood Novel; Collecting Elmore Leonard; Elmore Leonard: A Checklist; How to Read a Books (Without Affecting Its Condition); Points; Books into Film ('Hombre'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Richmond Hill, Ontario Richmond Hill Public Library Board 1991 0969537603 / 9780969537601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
400 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. A local history of Richmond Hill, Ontario. "(D)escribes how the Iroquoian peoples first set up villages in the area - and how the semi-nomadic Mississaugas lost their lands to the British under the 'Gunshot Treaties'. Then came the settlers to claim lots on either side of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe's newly built Yonge Street - among them, two eccentric aristrocrats, the German William Berczy and the French Comte de Puisaye; the Munshaws; the Stooks; and Thomas Kinnear, the town's most illustrious murder victim. By 1800, York merchant and tavernkeeper Abner Miles had arrived and set up a tavern at the southeast corner of Yonge and Major Mackenzie - the beginnings of the community we know today. Stamp (describes) the effects of the 1837 Rebellion, the development of church and social life, early local politics, and the growth of business, from the Trench Carriage Works and Crosby's Fire Proof store to the greenhouse operations of entrepreneurs William J. Lawrence, John Dunlop, H.J. Mills, and the Endean brothers. He also gives us a glimpse of the picture post card village of the late nineteenth century, with its winter sleigh rides and its summer picnics and dances at Bond Lake Park. As the portrait draws to a close, Richmond Hill has recovered from the losses of World War I; the glory days of the radial railway have come and gone; and Yonge Street has just been paved to make way for the cars and buses that will bring the town into the twentieth century." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
THE BIRDS OF SHAKESPEARE., Stockelbach, Lavonia.
84 Stockelbach, Lavonia. THE BIRDS OF SHAKESPEARE.
London B.T. Batsford 1954 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Lavonia Stockelbach. 
120 pp, 10 1/4" H. Medium blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. 60 lovely tipped in colour illustrations of birds found in the plays and poems of Williams Shakespeare. Each of the illustration pages includes a relevant quotation. The text weaves together anecdotes about the birds with quotations and an Index of Quotations groups them under headings such as: Bird Flight; Bird Lime Trapping; Caged Birds; Doves and Pigeons; Eagle; Goose; Hawking and Falconry; Kite or Puttock; Lark; Nightingale; Owl; Phoenix; Raven; Scamel Gull; Swan, etc. Light waviness to edges of text block, spine is slightly twisted, some light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several edge tears (one with creases) and some very small edge chips, soft edge wrinkling, three areas of light soiling and a very small scuff on the rear panel, light browning to inside surface. 
Price: 50.00 USD
85 Sutton, Edna. BRUGES FLOWER LACE.
McMinnville, Oregon Robin & Russ Handweavers 1986 0852196504 / 9780852196502 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
118 pp, 9 13/16" H - glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings. "One of the most beautiful forms of traditional Continental bobbin lace, Bruges Flower lace is described in detail in this first English language book on the subject. A carefully planned reference and instructional work, produced for the lacemaker with a working knowledge of the craft, this book is the result of several years of research by the author. It describes the basic techniques used in the lace - braids, edgings, leaves, scrolls and flowers - and provides detailed explanations on how to make many decorative lace pieces. In common with all good lace books it is illustrated with many photographs, prickings and diagrams." Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, two small line indentations at bottom of front board at hinge, very light corner wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
JANE'S POCKET BOOK OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT., Taylor, Michael J.H. and Munson, Kenneth.  Edited by John W.R. Taylor.
86 Taylor, Michael J.H. and Munson, Kenneth. Edited by John W.R. Taylor. JANE'S POCKET BOOK OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT.
Collier, New York, (1978), 3rd printing. 
260 pp, oblong (4 3/16" x 7"), soft cover. ISBN 0020803907 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs and 3-view profiles. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease on spine, very light edge wear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
CATWITCH., Tuttle, Lisa.
87 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
New York Philomel 1993 0399225021 / 9780399225024 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Dennis Nolan. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. 17 colour plates, including frontispiece. "Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy. Wart learns the value of history from a snake, of education from a badger, and of courage from a hawk - the lessons that help turn a boy into a man. Together, Wart and Merlyn take the reader through this timeless story of childhood and adventure. T.H. White's classic tale of the young Arthur's questioning and discovery of his life is unparalleled for its wit and wisdom, and for its colorful characters, from the wise Merlyn to the heroic Robin Hood to the warmhearted King Pellinore." Small area of color loss at bottom of rear board, tiny stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on rear panel, small light stain on inside bottom edge of rear panel, price label on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
EAST ANGLIA AND THE FENS.  COUNTRY SERIES NO.37., Whiteman, Robin.  Photography by Rob Talbot.
89 Whiteman, Robin. Photography by Rob Talbot. EAST ANGLIA AND THE FENS. COUNTRY SERIES NO.37.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, (1996), Ist edition. 
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 3/4" H x 10 3/16" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Nowhere in England is there such an expanse of rivers and marshland, broads and fens. The spectacular and breathtaking scenery of East Anglia is steeped in mysticism and traditions of a people whose way of life is dominated by the unique land they live on...With over 100 beautiful colour photographs and a thoughtful narrative that explores the history, people and legends, (this book) captures the essence of an area renowned for its light, uninterrupted skies and haunting enchantments." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one very small tear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
90 Yolen, Jane. Musical arrangements by Adam Semple. JANE YOLEN'S MOTHER GOOSE SONGBOOK. (SONG BOOK)
Honesdale, Pennsylvania Caroline House / Boyds Mills Press 1992 1878093525 / 9781878093523 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Rosekrans Hoffman. 
96 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Colour illustrations and musical notation. Contains: This Little Pig; Bobby Shafto; Polly, Put the Kettle On; Aiken Drum; Froggie Went A-Courting; The Farmer's in the Dell; Fiddle-De-De; Goosey, Goosey, Gander; Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush; Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Humpty Dumpty; I Love Little Pussy; Lady Bird, Lady Bird; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Georgy Porgy; Little Bo-Peep; Jack and Jill; Lavender's Blue; Lazy Mary; Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!; Little Boy Blue; Little Jack Horner; The Muffin Man; Little Tommy Tucker; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Ring Around a Rosy; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There Was a Crooked Man; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Michael Finnigan; The North Wind Doth Blow; Oats, Peas, Beans; Old King Cole; Seesaw, Marjorie Daw; My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane; Oranges and Lemons; Pease Porridge Hot; Three Blind Mice; There Was a Man and He Was Mad; There Was an Old Woman; Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son; This Old Man; Who Killed Cock Robin?; Three Little Kittens; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A few small and tiny edge bumps to boards and corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrtinkling, small bump at top of front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Stroud, Gloucestershire Tempus 2000 0752417495 / 9780752417493 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, silhouettes, maps. "Sailors and adventurers have always known that every voyage at sea, whether short or long, is fraught with danger. Violent storms can wreck the most sturdy of ships or they can be attacked by pirates, enemy fire or be blown up by a mine. Many vessels have succumbed to the treacherous waters around the British coast, after a safe journey, only to be wrecked at the mouth of the harbour, with the loss of valuable cargoes, passengers and crew. In this comprehensive volume, covering the period from 1740 to 1917, Ron Young, an experienced diver of many years, catalogues the histories of the ships that have been stranded and wrecked along the north-east coast of England, from Whitby to Berwick-upon-Tweed. He records the bravery of the lifeboat crews that have risked their lives to rescue the survivors, including the heroic Grace Darling and the SS Forfarshire, as well as assessing the potential of the wrecks as dive-sites." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to edges of book, small soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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