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New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Al Shark, Jerusalem, 1986. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Bilingual text (Arabic/English). Largely focuses on the wedding costumes (dresses, shawls, hats, veil s and jewelry) of Palestinian brides of different regions. Light scuffing to bottom edge of rear board and at corners, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
3 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
4 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Quarter-Leather Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 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 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
5 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE SPHERE.  ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 29, 1947.  VOL. CXCI NO. 2495., Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al.
6 Gore, John; Graves, Charles, et al. THE SPHERE. ROYAL MARRIAGE NUMBER. NOVEMBER 29, 1947. VOL. CXCI NO. 2495.
London The Sphere 1947 Stapled in Wraps Good 
Paging runs 257 - 292, 13 3/8" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w, sepiatone and colour photographs. The wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip. Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, very light soft wrinkles on covers, small closed tear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom of front hinge, rubbing and a few tiny edge tears on rear cover, minor rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1980. 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070924295 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The liberation of the Netherlands in 1944-45 ended five long years of hardship, oppression, and the indignity of armed occupation. The German occupation culminated in the 'Hunger Winter' of 1944-45 when, deprived of food and fuel, thousands in the heavily populated western Netherlands starved to death. Most of the Jewish community had died in Nazi concent r a t i o n c amps and thousands of men had been deported to Germany as forced labour. No wonder the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian, British, American and Polish troops released a wave of unforgettable joy....Canadian soldiers recall th e ad va nc e ac r os s Belgium and the Netherlands as one of the most arduous and bitterely contested campaigns of the war. Often their tanks and heavy vehicles bogged down in the soggy terrain and the infantry had to advance on foot across the flo od ed pol der s and a lon g muddy dikes against well-defended German positions. To the soldiers, too, the liberation was a release from the terrors of war, and they joined gladly in the celebrations with the Dutch people. To most Canadians in 193 9 t he Neth erla nd s wa s a tin y far-away country about which they knew little. The momentous events of 1944-45 established a solid bond of affection between the two counties, strengthened after the war by the thousands of war brides and emigran ts w ho heade d for Ca nada. Th is al bum of words and pictures is published in a spirit of rememberance and celebration. Not only does it recapture the emotions of the Dutch at regaining their freedom, but it also commemorates a singular and no ble C ana dian a chieve ment ." Ve ry li ght wr inkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has wrinkling along top edge, light browning on spine and flap-folds, one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very G ood- 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT:  CANADIAN WOMEN REMEMBER WORLD WAR II., Latta, Ruth, compiler/editor.  (Maureen Kelly, Claire Rochon Blais, Cora Backer, Gwen Lambton, Catherine Carroll, Muriel Watson, Joyce Mulvihill, Aloha Lafrance, Carmen Margueirat-Brodsky, Helen Hamilton, Margaret Bishop, Myrtle Vaisey, et al.)
9 Latta, Ruth, compiler/editor. (Maureen Kelly, Claire Rochon Blais, Cora Backer, Gwen Lambton, Catherine Carroll, Muriel Watson, Joyce Mulvihill, Aloha Lafrance, Carmen Margueirat-Brodsky, Helen Hamilton, Margaret Bishop, Myrtle Vaisey, et al.) THE MEMORY OF ALL THAT: CANADIAN WOMEN REMEMBER WORLD WAR II.
General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, 1992. 
224 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 091943164X B&w photographs. "In this extraordinary collection, Ruth Latta has brought together the stories of twenty-five women from varied backgrounds who were young during the Second World War. Some served in the armed forces, others did their bit as civilians, some struggled to survive. All found their lives changed in ways they cannot forget. Now these women, Canadians by birth or by choice, look back on events, challenges, and people who touched their lives during troubled times." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor foxing on top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981.  (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.), Miller, Beatrix, ed.  (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.)
10 Miller, Beatrix, ed. (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.) ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981. (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.)
London Conde Nast 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 11 13/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Taken from the pages of Vogue magazine. Contents: 1922 - HRH The Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; 1923 - HRH The Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The Wedding Breakfast by Aldous Huxley. Bridal Journeys by Osbert Sitwell; 1934 - Princess Marina; 1935 - Lady Alice Montagu Douglas-Scott. Poets and Weddings. 1947 - HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten; 1960 - HRH The Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. Flowers and Brides by Constance Spry; 1973 - HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips; 1981 - Royal Engagement: HRH The Prince Of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles picture profile. Random File by Andrew Barrow. Wedding Dresses of the Day, and the history of the wedding dress by Drusilla Beyfus. Engagement Day, February 24, 1981. Provides a wonderful overview of wedding fashions through the century. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, small sticker mark on front cover, a few small very minor wrinkles and light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
11 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Good Good- Dust jacket art by M.L. Kirk. 
346 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H). Medium blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 1922 on copyright page. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe finally marry and make their home at Four Winds. 1940's birthday inscription on free front endpaper, tiny faint foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of textblock. a few vey small light stains on bottom of textblock - some migrate into bottom margin of some pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards, a few light wrinkles on rear board. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several very small edge tears and tiny chips - some with creases, small chips and tears at top of spine, wrinkling and a few tiny stains on spine, light rubbing/soiling on spine and rear panel, soft creases on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
PAT OF SILVER BUSH., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
12 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) PAT OF SILVER BUSH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
329 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - medium brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1933, but this is a later printing. "A vigorous, outdoor story of youth, love and laughter. More particularly the story of Pat Gardiner and of how she grew up, chiefly by 'the trial and error' method, among the numerous great-aunts of the Gardiner connection, and of 'Jingle' Gordon and his important dog who grew up with her. Here, in the picturesque setting of rural Prince Edward Island, is told with new freshness and charm, the old story of the joys and tribulations of youth and an awakening to first love." Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "Green Gables, P.E.I. / August 16, 1967". Pages 25 to 56 have varying small creases at lower half of front edge due to bumping, ,inor edge foxing/soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wear/creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge chips and small tears, scattered tiny foxing marks on inside surface, corner crease on front flap, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York / Toronto Dodge / George J. McLeod 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor 
292 pp, 8 7/16" H. "(An) autobiography, written from the viewpoint of an English girl who had never been on a farm until the day she arrived in Canada. The scene is a remote rural community (Fenn) in Alberta. She writes of blizzards and hired hands, of killing work and low prices - and of the rewards of a farmer's life." Winner of a $1,000 price for the best work of non-fiction by a Canadian citizen.Tells the story of Harry and Kathleen Strange, who arrived in Fenn, Alberta in 1920 as complete novices to farms and farming but, through hard work and perseverance, had, within three years, won "the World's Wheat Championship at the Chicago International Grain Exposition" and went on to "build up a seed farm and a reputation for producing good seed that made us known from one end of agricultural Canada to another". Light browning to pastedown endpapers, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, scuff on spine/front hinge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, lean to spine, bottom 1 1/2" of spine has discolouration - faded due to piece missing from dust jacket, small piece missing from bottom edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, light browning on spine and flap-folds, several edge tears with creases, two large pieces missing - one at bottom of front panel and the other at the bottom of the spine and part of rear panel, small piece missing at top of rear panel, old tape along the inside top and bottom edges - old tape also covers the large chips (see pictures). 
Price: 40.00 USD
Reading, Massachusetts Addison-Wesley 1976 0201073595 / 9780201073591 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Charles Keeping. 
92 pp, 8 5/8" H. Black & white illustrations. Contents: Glossary; Introduction; The Magic Horns; The Lion and the Jackal; How the Leopard Got Its Spots; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Magic Tree; The Hyena and the Iguana; How the Lion Became King; King of the Waters. Very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small edge tears - some are taped on the inside, very light rubbing, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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