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3 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS - 1. CAT.  2. DOG.  3. CHILDREN CAROLLING.  WITH ORIGINAL ENVELOPES.
1 3 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS - 1. CAT. 2. DOG. 3. CHILDREN CAROLLING. WITH ORIGINAL ENVELOPES.
In Envelopes Very Good+ 
3 unused, single sheet cards (i.e. not folded cards), c1920/30s, each with its original, unused envelope. No manufacturer's markings. 1. Red-ribboned cat - card size 5 1/8" H x 4 1/8" W - with verse: "I wish you / A MERRIE CHRISTMAS / and then the BEST OF YEARS / As full of satisfaction - / As this pussy cat appears!". 2. Tail-wagging dog - card size 5 1/8" H x 4 1/8" W - with verse: "It's just on the tip / of my tongue, to say, / I wish you / A MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY". 3. Children carolling with dog - card size 4 1/2" H x 3 7/16" W - with verse: "A MERRY CHRISTMAS, / LITTLE FRIEND / Did you think that I'd forget / To wish for YOU / The BEST ONE YET?" A few very minor wrinkles on two envelopes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.  (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF)., (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.)
2 (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.) PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES. (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF).
Springfield, Massachusetts McLoughlin Bros. Hard Cover Good 
10" H. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. No date. Many b&w illustrations. Each tale is paginated separately. 'Snowdrop' is a version of 'Sleeping Beauty'. Browning to pages and endpapers, two small tears in rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, 1/2" dia. stain on one page of 'Beauty and the Beast' - text is legible, light to moderate edge wear to bards, wrinkling on spine cloth, very light rubbing on boards, tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HORSECLANS: COMING OF HORSECLANS / SWORDS / REVENGE / CAT OF SILVERY HUE / SAVAGE MOUNTAINS / PATRIMONY / ODYSSEY / DEATH OF LEGEND / BILI AXE / CHAMPION OF LAST BATTLE / WOMAN / HORSES OF NORTH / MEMORIES OF MILO MORAI / TRUMPETS OF WAR / MADMAN'S ARMY., Adams, Robert.
3 Adams, Robert. HORSECLANS: COMING OF HORSECLANS / SWORDS / REVENGE / CAT OF SILVERY HUE / SAVAGE MOUNTAINS / PATRIMONY / ODYSSEY / DEATH OF LEGEND / BILI AXE / CHAMPION OF LAST BATTLE / WOMAN / HORSES OF NORTH / MEMORIES OF MILO MORAI / TRUMPETS OF WAR / MADMAN'S ARMY.
New York Signet / New American Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good- Ken Kelly 
15 volumes from Robert Adams' "Horseclans" series - an incomplete set (volumes 1-8, 10-13, 15-17). The original series consisted of 18 volumes (plus two short story anthologies by various authors). ***Please note: this grouping does not include volumes 9, 14 & 18 - "The Witch Goddess", "A Man Called Milo Morai" and "Clan of the Cats"*** 1. The Coming of the Horseclans - 199 pp, 1982 6th printing. "After two hundred years of searching for other immortals, the Undying High Lord Milo Morai has returned to the Horseclans to fulfill an ancient prophecy and lead them to their destined homeland by the sea. But in their path wait the armed might of the Ehleenee and an enemy even more treacherous - the Witchmen - pre-Holocaust scientists who have survived the centuries by stealing other men's bodies to house their evil minds and who have in their hidden stronghold the means of destroying all who will not beome their willing slaves." 2. Swords of the Horseclans - 180 pp, 1981 8th printing. "For seven hundred years, the Undying High Lord Milo has been building his Confederation, leading the Horseclans slowly across the lands once known as the United States, absorbing city-states and nomadic tribes alike, some by peaceful means, some by the sword. But now his enemies have banded together into an army far larger than Milo can muster. Led by an ancient and evil intelligence, this wave of unstoppable destruction is thundering swiftly down upon the Confederation forces." 3. Revenge of the Horseclans - 181 pp, 1982 4th printing. "The Thoheeks of Morguhn is dying, and his eldest son Bili has been summoned home to claim his inheritance after years of soldiering in the Middle Kingdoms. Yet Bili's reign could end before it begins. For the old Ehleen nobility and the priests of the ancient religion are planting the seeds of rebellion, swearing to wrest back from Bili and his fellow Horseclansmen the lands and wealth that once was theirs." 4. A Cat of Silvery Hue - 166 pp, 1979 8th printing. "Led by Lord Milo the Undying One, a twentieth-century mutant gifted with immortality, the men of the Horseclans are slowly reuniting the continent through the strength of their swords and their very special mental talents. Yet the Ehleenee, too, have dreams of power - dreams that have led them into a full-scale religious war of conquest. To overcome these fanatical marauders, Lord Milo must call upon his very best (to) save civilization from destruction." 5. The Savage Mountains - 164 pp, 1980 5th printing. "Before the Confederation forces lie the Armehnee Mountains, the home of savage tribes that constantly raid the lowlands, bringing with them destruction and death. But Milo's forces are about to face an even more dangerous enemy. For the Witchmen have long been at work in the mountains. And unbeknownst to Milo, his troops are marching into much more trouble than they bargained for - trouble that could spell the end of the Confederation!" 6. The Patrimony - 184 pp, 1980 4th printing. "Long live the Thoheeks! But who will this new leader of Sanderz-Vawn be? For although young Horseclansman Tim Sanderz, exiled long years ago, has come to reclaim his rightful inheritance, his stepmother wants to see her own Ehleen son as ruler in Vawn. And before Tim's half-brother Bili of Morguhn and the Undying High Lord Milo can send troops to his aid, Tim's Hall has become an armed camp where Ehleen battles Horseclansman with cunning, treachery, and sword-swinging might." 7. Horseclans Odyssey - 241 pp, 1981 2nd printing. "(The Horseclansmen) must rescue several of their children from kidnappers and teach their enemies the price of harming any people of the clans. But the path to both vengeance and their long-lost home will lead them down a treacherous road and straight into a sword-swinging battle with two powerful armies - a war in which there can be only one victor left alive." 8. The Death of a Legend - 185 pp, 1981 2nd printing. "When the Witchmen caused the earth to move and called forth the fires from the mountain's inner depths, the Moon Maidens, Ahrmehnee, and Thoheeks Bili's troops barely escaped with their lives. Driven by the flames into territory said to be peopled by monstrous half-humans, Bili was forced to choose between having the dangers of nature gone mad or fighting the savage natives on their own ground. But before he could decide, his troops were spotted by the beings who claimed this eerie land as their own and would use powereful spells of magic and illusion to send any intruders to their doom." 10. Bili the Axe - 185 pp, 1983 2nd printing. "With the help of powerful inhuman allies, Prince Byruhn has persuaded Bili and his warriors to delay their return to Confederation lands and join in his campaign against the deadly invading army that threatens to destroy New Kuhmbuhluhn. But even as Bili and his warriors rally to the Kuhmbuhluhners' aid, the forces of the Witchmen are on the move again." 11. Champion of the Last Battle - 201 pp, 1983 2nd printing. "The day of prophecy has come at last - the time for Bili and Prince Byruhn to rally their troops for the final defense of New Kuhmbuhluhn. But even as the people of the kingdom flock into their great stone city and Bili's warriors take up their posts on the walls, the Skohshuns are building new weapons of destruction to storm the fortress. And within the very castle grounds stalks a creature of nightmare, striking down the defenders one by one in a reign of bloody terror that may prove far more deadly thatn the enemy at their gates." 12. A Woman of the Horseclans - 197 pp, 1983 4th printing. "Shunned by her own folk as a creature of Evil, Bettylou Hanson found an instant welcome among the people of the Horseclans. Young, healthy, intelligent, and gifted with powerful mindspeak potential, she was everything Milo Morai's people looked for in a clan member. But even Milo himself couldn't have foreseen the powerful role Bettylou was to play in the future of the Krooguh clan. For the frightened girl who Tim Krooguh had rescued from certain death was destined to become a living legend among the Kindred, a fighter whose courage would rouse the clans against a foul and dangerous foe." 13. Horses of the North - 253 pp, 1985 1st printing. "Within time, some of (the Horseclan's) laws changed or were forgotten but there remained one that must never be broken - 'Kindred must not fight Kindred!' Yet now, clans Linsee and Skaht were on the brink of a bloodfeud that could spread like prairie fire throughout the Horseclans. Could even Milo smother the sparks of hatred before they blazed up to destroy all of the Horseclans?" 15. The Memories of Milo Morai - 221 pp, 1986 1st printing. "Milo Morai now journeyed with a select band to explore unknown territory. Perhaps days or weeks ahead, Milo would discover an untouched ruin of the Old Ones, a veritable treasure-trove of rare metals and trade goods to enrich the Horseclans. More than dead ruins awaited Milo and his valiant band of hunters. For on the trail they now rode lurked nightmare creatures hungering for the blood of man. And at the end of the road waited heirs to a legacy of violence which might claim the men and women of the Horseclans as the final victims in a war that should have ended hundreds of years ago." 16. Trumpets of War - 223 pp, 1987 2nd printing. "The High King Zastros and his evil witch queen had finally met their match when they'd challenged Milo Morai and his Confederation Army to battle. Yet with the menace of Zastros destroyed, the Confederation faced a still greater challenge - for in his mad campaign, Zastros had drained the very lifeblood from his kingdom of Southern Ehleenoee. Only chaos now reigned there, as bandits, killers, and bands of renegade warriors roved the land. Milo had pledged to bring peace back to this devastated realm. But could his former enemies, now become allies, be trusted to live by Confederation law in their troubled lands? Or did traitors wait to betray Milo's warriors to a terrible doom?" 17. Madman's Army - 222 pp, 1987 2nd printing. "Sending some of his most trusted agents before him, backed by those doughty warriors, the Horseclansmen, Milo hoped to see the decimated kingdom (of Zastros) rapidly reorganized into a thriving realm. But neither he nor any of his allies had bargained for the evil hidden within the very heart of the land's new government - an evil fueled by Milo's most ancient and hated enemies, an evil that might well destroy all of Southern Ehleenohee and become a dread weapon against the Confederation itself!" Interiors - most books have light browning to pages - several have moderate browning, the inside of the covers range from light to moderate browning with one or two having heavy browning, vol. 13 has a few pages with a very small crease at the top corner, otherwise volumes are clean and tight. Exteriors - vol. 13 has a small bump at bottom of front hinge, vol. 8 has a 1" dent/light scuff on rear cover, vol. 7 has a 1" edge tear on rear cover archivally taped, vol. 3 has a very small edge tear on rear cover archivally taped, vols. 3 & 13 have a slight crease on front hinge, light edge wear, vol. 17 has date stamp on bottom of text block, 5 vols. have light lean to spine, vol. 10 has two spine creases, vol. 1 has light fading to spine colour, volumes have very light exterior soiling and rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
4 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
5 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT., Besterman, Catherine.   Illustrated by Warren Chappell.
6 Besterman, Catherine. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1949, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Johnny (Longfoot, son of Peter the Shoe King) must learn many things other boys didn't know. (His family) must find him a most unusual tutor who could teach him arithmetic, algebra, Egyptian, Greek and modern history, and several foreign languages, including Chinese. But where could they ever find a teacher who knew so many things? Finally it was decided that the only one with so much knowledge was - a cat!....(Thoug h Barnac, Squire of Catnap,) was willing to teach the boy, he insisted that Johnny must also learn to think for himself. And so one morning, when a drop of water splashed on Johnny's book, he soon reasoned where it came from - the ceiling . A n d t h e splash of water was a tear. This tear, though Johnny did not at first realize it, was the beginning of another exciting quest. For Phoebe the Spider was crying because he had lost a treasure, the Magic Hat. And Johnny, at Barnac' s s ug ge st i on , de cided to find it. The search would put all his new knowledge and keener wits to a splendid test...." Minor bump at three corners, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wea r/ wr i nkl ing , s ev era l sma ll tears - one with some surface paper loss, light to moderate rubbing and soiling, very small closed tear on each hinge, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
7 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
8 Braun, Lilian Jackson. THE CAT WHO KNEW A CARDINAL.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1991), uncorrected proof for limited distribution. 
240 pp, 8vo, soft cover. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF COPY. "Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum return for another adventure '400 miles north of everywhere' in the twelfth episode of the extraordinarily popular Cat Who...series." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/rubbing, small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SOFT TOY MAKING., Brinley, Rosemary.
9 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
 
 
10 Brown, Palmer. CHEERFUL.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1957. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated in color and b&w. The story of Cheerful, a little mouse born in a city church, who dreamed of living in the countryside. Very light browning to endpapers, minor browning t o pages, light browning to edges of textblock, previous owners bookplate/date/name on free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of boards and on spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few tiny chips, two small closed tears, light b r o w n i n g t o edges and flap-folds - moderate browning and small light waterstain on spine, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
11 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Stefan Barany. LOTUS LEAVES AND LARCENY. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 521. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1963), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "...if you are not a cat-lover, this tender tale of larceny is not for you. You would do better to forgo the jading spectacle of sultry-eyed beauties in split-skirted cheongsams - ignore the uninteresting circumstances of murder committed with a chrome-plated chopstick - and disregard the tedious details of how seven thousand bars of gold bullion were filched from the Bank of England...For this is the story of no ordinary cat. This is a seal- point saga - the story of Millie!" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine with small tears and chips at top/bottom, covers have small soft wrinkles and one small corner crease, spine has light wrinkling. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOLLY MOSES:  THE CAT AND THE CLAM CHOWDER., Chase, Mary Ellen.
12 Chase, Mary Ellen. DOLLY MOSES: THE CAT AND THE CLAM CHOWDER.
New York W.W. Norton 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Paul Kennedy. 
58 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Strange, peculiar, singular, curious, absurd, fantastic, eccentric, outlandish - any of these descriptions fitted Dolly Moses. Even her origins were odd, for Mr. Chase found her one evening calmly sitting under a tree, and around her neck she wore a small white card saying 'My name is Dolly Moses'. (A) warm and witty account of life in Maine at the turn of the century, of a little girl and her pets, of a most unusual family, and above all, of what is probably the most uncommon and perplexing animal that ever lived with any family." Small faint areas of browning on endpapers, faint foxing on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing, faint foxing marks - mainly on inside surface. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
13 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE WEEPING WEREWOLF. VOLUME 2 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0689857551 B&w illustrations. "In 'The Dragon of Doom', Moongobble successfully completed his first Mighty Task - collecting the Golden Acorns of Alcoona. So now it's time for him to complete the second one. He must bring back a bottle of the tears of the Weeping Werewolf! But werewolves are scary, dangerous creatures. How can Moongobble, a magician with a good heart but who's not much good at magic, collect the tears without being torn t o shreds? Luckil y Edward, Fireball the dragon, and Urk, Moongobble's faithful toad, are all there to help him. Together, they go in search of the Weeping Werewolf and end up with much more than they bargained for!" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
15 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
17 Datlow, Ellen & Windling, Terri, editors. Tanith Lee, Delia Sherman, Esther Friesner, Russell Blackford, Neil Gaiman, Greg Costikyan, Jane Yolen, Debra Cash, Brian Stableford, Michael Cadnun, Scott Bradfield, Charles De Lint, Leah Cutter, et al. BLACK HEARTS, IVORY BONES.
New York Avon 2000 0380786230 / 9780380786237 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Thomas Canty, cover art. 
369 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Book club edition. "(S)howcases twenty beguiling tales for the child-that-was and the adult-that-is, penned by twenty of the most creative artists in contemporary American literature. Here dissected are the darker anatomies of the timeless, seemingly simple stories we have long loved. Here wonder and truth have serious bite. A lovelorn prince seeking his father's blessing concocts a fantastic tale of a witch, a tower, and lustrous long hair - A pair of accursed red boots punishes a beautiful dancer for her pride - A troll-killing, princess-rescuing warrior is compelled to consider events from his adversaries' point of view - In a blistering tell-all memoir, Goldilocks reveals the sordid truth about her brutal foster parent, Papa Bear - . Rich, surprising, funny, exotic, and unsettling, these twenty new yarns and poems offer exceptional new treasures - as they brilliantly reveal lusts and jealousies, foibles, hatreds, and dangerous obsessions, the things that slyly lurk in the midnight interior of oft-told tales." Contents: Introduction; Rapunzel; The Crone; Big Hair; The King with Three Daughters; Boys and Girls Together; And Still She Sleeps; Snow in Summer; Briar Rose and Witch; Chanterelle; Bear It Away; Goldilocks Tells All; My Life as a Bird; The Red Boots; Rosie's Dance; You, Little Match-girl; Dreaming among Men; The Cats of San Martino; The Golem; Our Mortal Span; Mr. Simonelli or the Fairy Widower; Recommended Reading. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, two tiny edge tears, small crease at top edge of rear flap, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
19 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR., Davis, Harry.  (Tasha Tudor.)
20 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316164917 / 9780316164917 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness at top/bottom of text block, small very light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear, very slight twist to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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