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YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
1 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
2 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Anderson, J.R.L. DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.
London Victor Gollancz 1978 0575025263 / 9780575025264 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8"H. "Old Mr Quenenden has retired to a cottage in Berkshire, where he devotes himself to the selective breeding of tropical plants. Why, when he has lived there quietly for years, should someone shoot him dead in his greenhouse? Why should he leave his little fortune - a quarter of a million pounds - to a North of England schoolmistress whom he seem to have known only slightly? And how do these events link up with an extraordinary blackmail demand received by the new Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Meredith Boscombe: a demand for one million pounds in used notes. The involvement of an important Minister brings Colonel Blair into the enquiry: Mr Anderson's fans will already know Blair well, as the agent who acts as liaison officer between the police and the Government. Now Blair's investigations lead him into the curious problem of the little white plants of the genus 'adamantifera', and the elusive clue of the plain van, and the startling revelations about the death of Boscombe's Indian wife. All of which leads to an immensely exciting climax in the heart of Africa, with Blair in pursuit of a triple murderer, and narrowly escaping death in the mighty Otaro Falls." Previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper, tiny light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, minor edge browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TEMAGAMI, Barnes, Michael.  Photography by Lynne Birnie, Gary McGuffin and Andy Stevens.
4 Barnes, Michael. Photography by Lynne Birnie, Gary McGuffin and Andy Stevens. TEMAGAMI
Stoddart / Boston Mills, Toronto/Erin, 1992. 
96 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10" D), soft cover. ISBN 1550460315 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Setting the Scene; Temagami Tour; Through the Past; Teme-Augama Anis hnabi; Washaquonasin; Some Characters; Boats; Cottages, Camps, and Hospitality; Precious Resources; Informed Action; Selected Bibliography; Maps. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, sligh t c u r l to fore-edge of front cover, very light rubbing, 2" light scratch on front panel. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bonis, Robert R. WINDSWEPT.
West Hill, Ontario Highlands Press 1980 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Robert R. Bonis, photographs. Signed by Author
202 pp,10 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page. B&w and colour photographs, music scores. A collection of poems, songs, hymns, carols, etc. about rural life in old Scarborough, Ontario where the author lived his early life and also of the Haliburton Highlands where the family summered in a lakeside cottage. Faint browning to front free endpaper and half-title page. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" closed tear at bottom of front panel, tiny closed tears at top of spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
7 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY., David, Jennifer, ed.  Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis.
8 David, Jennifer, ed. Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis. WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY.
Toronto Cognashene Book Corporation 1997 0968189504 / 9780968189504 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good- 
191 pp, oblong (9 3/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In the spectacular expanse of wind, water, rock and sky that is Georgian Bay, there is only one Cognashene . Historically rich, geographically gorgeous, shaped by colourful characters and events, Cognashene's allure is as powerful today as it was for the first hardy souls to arrive at its scenic shores. (This book) celebrates the uniquely Canadian island community and traces its dramatic journey from its native roots, through its industrial development to its days of pioneer settlement. In these pages you'll meet Champlain and his young protege, Etienne Brule. You'll find out what it took to be a success - or a failure! - in the lumber days. You can settle in for a visit at Longuissa, Whalen's or Blarney Castle, or, if it's Sunday - and you're so inclined - stop by the Church on the Rocks. And you'll discover throughout the breathtaking beauty that has captivated countless artists, including A.Y. Jackson and other members of the Group of Seven. Part historical document, part warm-hearted slice-of-cottage-life, (it) reveals a distinctive and winning personality. It is, quite simply, the essence of Cognashene." Minor rubbing and a tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has tiny edge tear and minor wear at top of rear hinge area, minor browning on inside top/bottom edges, light fading to color on rear flap-fold and on bottom edge of rear flap, moderate color fading on front flap-fold and on bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE WISHING STONES., Duncan, Kathleen M.
9 Duncan, Kathleen M. THE WISHING STONES.
Pickering & Inglis, London, 1965. 
64 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "A delightful story about Alyson's adventures when she sets out with her Auntie Bee and Coffee, the puppy, to stay at Cherry Cottage, Selvingden. On her first shopping expedition to the village Coffee fa lls into a pond and Alyson is nearly drowned, but from this incident she makes friends with the Medhursts, a large happy family. Alyson soon gets to know the other neighbours - Mr. Hubble, the handyman, 'Uncle Jasper' a famous artist and h i s g r a n d s on Bill, and, of course, Oliver, a visitor to Medhurst Farm. And so the story continues with all those interesting folks. Ideal for the 7-8 year old." Small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, a few air bubbles under front p as t ed ow n, m in or edge wear, small soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear and a few small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tears archivally taped at top of spine, very l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng. V ery Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Fuller, John. THE EXTRAORDINARY WOOL MILL AND OTHER STORIES.
London Andre Deutsch 1980 0233971963 / 9780233971964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Rush. 
96 pp, 8 1/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Can you fall through a hole in the water? How do you make Purple Cow Pudding? Can you remember someone who doesn't exist? Why shouldn't a wool mill be run by sheep? Why isn't the sky yellow and spring flowers blue? How do you get the fattest woman in the world out of a cottage that is almost smaller than she is? You'll find all the answers in these stories about Emily, who has some strange adventures or says she does. You may not believe in what falls on her from the sky (her sisters didn't) and it surely can't be true that she shouts out Martian words in her sleep, but can you explain away that mysterious little yellow van? Or the fact that the village under the sea is really there on the map? As well as ghosts and dreams there are lots of ordinary things in this book, like building a beach bonfire or mending a car's fan-belt. Peter Rush's line drawings beautifully reflect the subtle mixture of fantasy and solid reality which is so important a part of these stories." Contents: The Extraordinary Wool Mill; Beach Menu; The Little Yellow Van; Pegglara Pellew; The Hole in the Water; Forgotten; Cold Feet; The Fattest Woman in the World; 'They're Coming!'; A Spring Walk. Small stamp mark on title page, slight color fading to top edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mostly at edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS., Hensel, Margaret.  Foreword by Tasha Tudor.  Garden plans by Gordon Morrison.
11 Hensel, Margaret. Foreword by Tasha Tudor. Garden plans by Gordon Morrison. ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENING FOR AMERICAN GARDENERS.
New York W.W. Norton 1992 0393030121 / 9780393030129 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Margaret Hensel, photographs. 
239 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" x 10 1/4"). Profusely illustrated with beautiful color photographs. "Thanks to the extraordinary photographs and gardening wisdom in this classic book, the elegant intimacy of the English cottage garden is a practical possibility for amateur gardeners in diverse regions of the United States. Margaret Hensel, whose photographs and articles on garden design have appeared in 'Horticulture' and many other magazines, has analyzed the aesthetic and horticultural elements of ten representative cottage gardens - eight in England and two in the United States (including Tasha Tudor's at Corgi Cottage in Vermont). Her spectacular photographs render the look and atmosphere of these gardens, while her text focuses on easily grown, readily available plants that are adaptable to a wide variety of climatic and soil conditions. In the back of the book may be found specific horticultural information on a wide variety of cottage garden plants commonly available in the United States, glossaries of Latin and common names, a list of sources for old rose varieties, and a detailed index. The gardens in this beautiful book are not those of the great estates of England, manicured by staffs of professional gardeners. They are, instead, labors of love on the part of individual homeowners, many of whom started with bleak, rubble-strewn lots and went on to create the enchanted settings pictured here. " Slight waviness to edges of text block; a few tiny dints on top & bottom edges of boards, rear edge of spine and on rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease down rear panel near hinge, scattered tiny dints at edges and on panels, several light rub marks. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE., Martin, E.W.
12 Martin, E.W. THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE.
London Phoenix House 1962 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w drawings, photographs, reproductions. "(Written) for older children who would like to hear about their forefathers and the people who made and built the places they see around them. In 'The Book of the Village' we read the story of the growth of the pattern and ways of our villages, from Saxon to our own times, from the ox-plough to the combine harvester, and from the darkling hills and forests of the earliest farmers to the settled and tidy England of today. We learn about the early village and its lord of the manor, the village before factories and mass production killed cottage crafts, of the squire, of the parson - and the squarson - of the high farming of the eighteenth century, of Coke of Norfolk; Jethro Tull, and Turnip Townshend; of the enclosing and stealing of common land, and of the village today." Very light rubbing to board edges, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, small corner crease on front flap, slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
13 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Joan Hassall, wood engravings. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H) - quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green, in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' were first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings include: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Haymakers, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHAUN AND THE BOAT: AN IRISH STORY., Molloy, Anne.  Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
14 Molloy, Anne. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney. SHAUN AND THE BOAT: AN IRISH STORY.
Hastings House, New York, (1965), first edition. 
46 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial (boat plans) endpapers, color and b&w illustrations. "Shaun was very proud of being the son of the best boat builder in Ballymoran. He thrilled to the talk of the coming race which his father and crew would try to win from the boats of the other Irish villages nearby. To make things even more exciting, the Ballymoran boat was to be built by his father right outside their cottage. But what was Shaun's part in all this? He wasn't big enough to row or old enough to hammer. How could he find a way to help - especially with those tinker boys to hinder and all?...This unusual modern Irish tale with its beautiful pictures by a recent Caldecott Medal winner gives an insight into another way of life very different from that of American boys and girls but just as much fun." Very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine. VG+/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BORROWERS AFLOAT., Norton, Mary.
15 Norton, Mary. THE BORROWERS AFLOAT.
San Diego Harcourt Brace 1987 0152103457 / 9780152103453 Book Club Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Beth and Joe Krush. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Pod, Homily, and Arrietty - the miniature Borrowers - depend for their livelihood on the 'human beans' whose cottage they live in. So when they discover that their humans are moving away, the Borrowers are forced to find a new home and a new family to borrow from. With the help of the wild Borrower boy Spiller, they make a harrowing journey down the cottage drain in a soap dish and are soon living in a teakettle by a river. But the poor Borrowers barely have time enough to catch their breath before flood or famine or their old enemy Mild Eye sends them looking for a home once again." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, small tear and crease at bottom of spine, one other small tear, tiny soiling speck on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
16 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OLD OAKVILLE:  A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM., Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne.
17 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BURIED ON SUNDAY., Phillips, Edward.  Inscribed by author.  Cover art by Clive Dobson.
18 Phillips, Edward. Inscribed by author. Cover art by Clive Dobson. BURIED ON SUNDAY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986. 
192 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. McClelland and Stewart Signature Series. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) ____ AND ____ - WITH GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST WISHES - LIKEWISE MUCH LOVE - TED, 18/3/89". ISBN 0771069928 "Fifty-th ree-year-old Montreal lawyer Geoffrey Chadwick (last seen in Edward Phillips' acclaimed novel, 'Sunday's Child) accepts an invitation for a weekend in the country with friends. His idea of roughing it is 'complaining about room service,' b u t a t l e a st it's not another Westmunt wine and cheese party. This excursion into Quebec's cottage country becomes fraught with emotional complications and surface tensions; but the weekend proceeds as weekends do until the household is inter ru pt e d by th re e unexpected guests, in flight from the police. The intrusion of the criminal element into this upper-middle-class gathering is perfect fodder for humorist Edward Phillips. He exposes the comic and not so comic aspects of meeti ng for me r lov e rs in un expected places and retaining good manners when lives are at stake, revealing along the way some harsh yet familiar truths about human nature. His cast of wonderfully eccentric characters will delight and outrage." Inter ior - b ook s ligh tl y c rac ked at pages 78/79, otherwise clean with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, light crease on spine, very minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINDERMERE HOUSE:  THE TRADITION CONTINUES., Pryke, Susan.
19 Pryke, Susan. WINDERMERE HOUSE: THE TRADITION CONTINUES.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1999 1550462881 / 9781550462883 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 8 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "For over a century, Windermere House has symbolized the very essence of Muskoka. Its twin towers and proud gables captivated thousands of visitors. When the resort burned on February 27, 1996 people felt they'd lost a friend. This is the story of the profound effect this building has had on the Muskoka region, from its earliest days in the Aitken family, through its terrible destruction and miraculous rise from the ashes. The story unfolds through the memories of family, guests and former staff members, who recount the inner workings of the resort, its idiosyncrasies and its appeal. After Windermere House was destroyed people realized they must have it back, exactly as it was. Today, the resurrected Windermere House not only has the look but also the feel that made its forerunner truly the Lady of the Lakes." Minor wear on fore-edge of front board, light waviness at bottom edge of pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, Light fading to spine color and at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CASTAWAYS OF PETE'S PATCH.  (A SEQUEL TO THE ADOPTING OF ROSA MARIE).  DANDELION SERIES., Rankin, Carroll Watson.
20 Rankin, Carroll Watson. THE CASTAWAYS OF PETE'S PATCH. (A SEQUEL TO THE ADOPTING OF ROSA MARIE). DANDELION SERIES.
Henry Holt, New York, (1937), reprint. 
290 pp, 8vo, hard cover (orange/brown cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine/front cover - no dust jacket). Color frontis and 3 b&w plates. Interior - pages faintly browned, small creases at bottom corners of pages 115-122, slight browning to gutters of endpapers, a very few light finger smudges to margins, book very slightly cracked at frontis - overall very sound. Exterior - moderate rubbing to edges, very light bump to top corner of front board, light rubbing to boards/ s p i n e , l i g ht dust staining to edges of textblock, light crease at top of spine. Good 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
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