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FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN., Andersen, Hans.
1 Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN.
New York Weathervane Books 0517225557 / 9780517225554 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
288 pp, 10 1/4" H. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings, silhouettes, and 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) by Arthur Rackham. Contents: Note by the Illustrator; Little Ida's Flowers; The Goblin and the Provision-Dealer; The Ugly Duckling; The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep; The Snow Queen; The Swineherd; The Beetle; Soup from a Sausage-Peg; The Elfin Hill; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ole Lukoje; Little Claus and Big Claus; the Tinder-Box; Thumbelisa; Elder-Tree Mother; The Princess and the Pea; What the Old Man Does is Always Right; The Little Match Girl; Everything in the Right Place; The Little Mermaid; The Travelling Companion; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Snow Man; The Goloshes of Fortune. Previous owner's bookplate on blank preliminary page, minor edge wear, minor wrnkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small chip and scuff mark at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning on spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SECRET OF THE ANDES., Brother Philip.
2 Brother Philip. SECRET OF THE ANDES.
London Corgi 1973 0552092320 / 9780552092326 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
126 pp, 7" H. "High in the Andes mountains on the northern Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, is the Monastery of the Brotherhood of the Seven Rays. Here, in this Shan-Gri-La, lies secret knowledge which has been hidden away for thousands of years - and will remain hidden until the children of Earth develop a spiritual perfection which will allow them to use it once again. Here, and in the many other Monasteries set up throughout the world by The Masters, are stored away the Divine Truths dating back to the times when the highly advanced civilisations of Lemuria and Atlantis inhabited the Earth." Contents: The Origins of the Brotherhood of the Seven Rays; The Golden Sun Disc of Mu; The Elder Race; The New World Focus of Illumination; The Ancient Amethystine Order; The Abbey; The Order of the Red Hand; Lost Worlds and the coming of the Space Masters; Transcript of the Hierarchy. Interior - light to moderate browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few tiny scuffs - mainly on rear cover, moderate browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Cazort, Mimi, edited and with introduction by. Foreword By Dr. Rene Pomerleau. (Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson.) MR JACKSON'S MUSHROOMS.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1979 088884364X / 9780888843647 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson. 
161 pp, 13" H. "(T)he record of a Canadian naturalist and artist, Henry Jackson, elder brother of A.Y. Jackson. It is also his record of changes, both social and environmental, that took place in Montreal and the Quebec countryside during the Depression, the Second World War, and the period immediately following. It is finally a testament to the rich inner recources of a man who, with very little money and no formal education, celebrated the abundance and variety of the natural world around him. The forty-two full-colour plates, forty reproduced actual size, reveal Jackson's extraordinary eye for detail and total command of technique. His masterful colouring and delicacy of touch fully transcend the original documentary purposes of his works. The detailed notebooks carefully kept from 1927 to 1954 richly illustrate not only Jackson's genuine, almost escapist, love of nature, but also his deep affection for people, especially the countryfolk, among whom he lived and worked." Very small area of color loss on rear board cloth. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, one tiny dent on rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
4 Cosentino, Frank and Leyshon, Glynn. OLYMPIC GOLD: CANADA'S WINNERS IN THE SUMMER GAMES.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0039233308 / 9780039233303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
5 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS., Dodds, Ronald.
7 Dodds, Ronald. THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1980 0920002080 / 9780920002087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Don Connolly, wraparound dust jacket art. 
293 pp + index, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "During the First World War, Canada never succeeded in forming her own air service. However, thousands of young Canadians served in the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, and, later, the Royal Air Force, playing a part out of all proportion to their country's population. Here, then, is the story of these men - not just the famous 'aces' such as Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw (though they are here too) - but of the other fighter pilots, the men who flew bombers, the Zeppelin and U-boat hunters, the indispensible observation aircraft pilots, and their observers." Previous owner's bookplate on half-title pages - caused waviness to page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS., Dodds, Ronald.  Dust jacket art by Don Connolly.
8 Dodds, Ronald. Dust jacket art by Don Connolly. THE BRAVE YOUNG WINGS.
Stittsville, Ontario Canada's Wings 1980 0920002080 / 9780920002087 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Don Connolly, wraparound dust jacket art. 
293 pp + index, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "During the First World War, Canada never succeeded in forming her own air service. However, thousands of young Canadians served in the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, and, later, the Royal Air Force, playing a part out of all proportion to their country's population. Here, then, is the story of these men - not just the famous 'aces' such as Bishop, Barker, and Collishaw (though they are here too) - but of the other fighter pilots, the men who flew bombers, the Zeppelin and U-boat hunters, the indispensible observation aircraft pilots, and their observers." Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL., Edwardes, Michael.
9 Edwardes, Michael. CLIVE, THE HEAVEN BORN GENERAL.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, 1977, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246106239 B&w photographs, reproduction, maps. " 'Clive - that man not born for the desk - that heaven-born general': so William Pitt the Elder described the subject of this penetrati ng biography, the most challengingly enigmatic figure in the colourful history of British India. It was Robert Clive who, through a series of astonishing military victories, brought Bengal into the Empire and thus assured the steady exten s i o n o f B r itish rule in India. Yet, as Michael Edwardes shows, he was not so much a military genius as a brilliant opportunist who understood that the game of Indian politics was best played by Indian rules....Here, against the vivid pagean t of e ig h te en t h- ce ntury India, (Edwardes) freshly illuminates the myth, the achievement and the ultimate nemesis of this extraordinary man." Approx. seven leaves with soft crease at fore-edge, minor darkening to top of textblock. Dust jac ke t h as lig ht wr ink li ng at top edge - moderate at top of rear flap, two tiny dints at top of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTS FOR THE FLAG / THE TALE OF THE GREAT MUTINY / DEEDS THAT WON THE EMPIRE: HISTORIC BATTLE SCENES.  3 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Fitchett, W.H.
10 Fitchett, W.H. FIGHTS FOR THE FLAG / THE TALE OF THE GREAT MUTINY / DEEDS THAT WON THE EMPIRE: HISTORIC BATTLE SCENES. 3 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
London Smith, Elder 1910 Reprints. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
3 volumes, 6 7/8" H, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spines, blind stamped decoration on spines and front boards. B&w frontispieces, maps/plans. 1. Fights for the Flag (1914, 333 pp) - Contents: Blake and the Dutchmen; Marlborough at Blenheim; Lord Anson and the "Centurion"; George II at Dettingen; The Battle of Minden; Rodney and De Grasse at the Battle of the Saints; Lord Howe and the First of June; Sir John Moore at Corunna; Wellington at Salamanca; The Siege of San Sebastian; Sir Edward Codrington at Navarino; Inkerman; Famous Cavalry Charges; The Men in the Ranks; "The Lady with the Lamp". 2. The Tale of the Great Mutiny (1913, 384 pp) - Contents: Mungul Pandy; Delhi; Stamping out Mutiny; Cawnpore: The Siege; Cawnpore: The Murder Ghaut; Lucknow and Sir Henry Lawrence; Lucknow and Havelock; Lucknow and Sir Colin Campbell; The Sepoy in the Open; Delhi: How the Ridge was Held; Delhi: The Leap on the City; Delhi: Retribution; The Storming of Lucknow; Index. 3. Deeds that Won the Empire: Historic Battle Scenes (1910, 328 pp) - Contents: The Fight off Cape St. Vincent; The Heights of Abraham; The Great Lord Hawke; The Night Attack on Badajos; The Fire-Ships in the Basque Roads; The Man who Spoiled Napoleon's "Destiny"!; Great Sea Duels; The Blood-Stained Hill of Busaco; Of Nelson and the Nile; The Fusileers at Albuera; The "Shannon" and the "Chesapeake"; The Great Breach of Ciudad Rodrigo; How the "Hermione" was Recaptured; French and English in the Passes; Famous Cutting-Out Expeditions; Mountain Combat; The Bloodiest Fight in the Peninsula; The Battle of the Baltic; King-Making Waterloo (The Rival Hosts / Hougoumont / Picton and D'Erlon / "Scotland for Ever!" / Horsemen and Squares / The Fight of the Gunners / The Old Guard / The Great Defeat); The Night Attack off Cadiz; Trafalgar (The Strategy / How the Fleets Met / How the Victory was Won). Light browning to pages, moderate browning to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text blocks, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, light browning to two spines, book 2 has a 2 1/2' x 1/2" area of light colour fading and a few light stains on front board, book 3 has two small areas of light staining on rear board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
11 Grant, Michael. Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM: CITIES OF VESUVIUS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
196 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour plates, b&w plans/maps. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; The History of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Vesuvius; The Towns and Their Meeting Places; Temples, Gods and Goddesses, and Philosophers; Private Houses in Town and Country; Paintings, Mosaics and Furniture; Farms and Trades; Public Life and Sexual Life; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) first edition, with minor emendations." Small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
12 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
13 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
14 Humber, William. FREEWHEELING: THE STORY OF BICYCLING IN CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1986 0919783376 / 9780919783379 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; A Portrait of Canada in the Country of Bicycling; Bicycling: A Nineteenth-Century Passion; From Heart's Content to Dawson: Bicycle Fever Spreads Throughout the Dominion; The Business of Cycling; Off to War: The Story of the Canadian Corps Cyclists' Battalion; Touring: A Canadian Journey in Three Parts (Part One: Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg's Voyage of Discovery in 1880s Canada / Part Two: Bicycling Across Canada in the Twentieth Century / Part Three: Three Tours - Tour One: Prairie Cycling - Tour Two: Through Cape Breton - Tour Three: Newfoundland Journey); High-Wheels and Safeties: The Early Days of Bicycle Racing; Six Days Shall They Labour; Canada Against the World: The Ascent of Steve Bauer. Interior - crease at bottom corner of last pages 151 to 160, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - medium crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Lumley, Brian. Cover art by Tim Kirk / Michael Whelan. TITUS CROW DUOLOGY. 1. THE BURROWERS BENEATH. 2. THE TRANSITION OF TITUS CROW. 2 VOLUME SET.
Daw, New York, (1974, 1975), Ist printings. 
160 pp, 253 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "Were human beings the first intelligent beings to make themselves masters of this world? Before men emerged from the primeval jungles, might not other beings have dominated this planet, utilized it, contacted the stars, and called Earth theirs..." "In the great tradition of H.P. Lovecraft." Interiors - previous owners name on inside of front cover of vol. 2, pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear on vol. 2, minor edge wear on vol. 1, spines flat wtih two faint creases on vol. 2. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE., Maude, F.N., Colonel.
16 Maude, F.N., Colonel. WAR AND THE WORLD'S LIFE.
Smith, Elder, London, 1907. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 fold-out diagrams/maps at rear. "In the following pages I have endeavoured to trace out the consequences which must follow from the gradual assimilation by all Continental Powers of the principles laid down by Clausewitz as guiding the conduct of Modern War, and the inevitable reaction upon our own (the British) position...." Chapter headings: Sociology wit h Regard to Military History; The Foundations of Home Defence; Difference of Opinion as to Tactical Training; The Function of the Volunteers in Peace; What Becomes of the Money Spent on Military Preparations?; Does Military Expenditure Pay? ; S o c i a l i sm in Germany; The Armies of France and Russia; The British Army Since 1815 to 1900; Fleet and Army; The Problem of Invasion; The Psychology of Drill-Ground Training; The Psychology of the Battlefield; Voluntary versus Compulsory Se rv i ce ; Th e Re gu la r Army; Adequacy of Auxiliary Forces to Resist Invasion; Esprit de Corps and the Volunteers; The General Staff and War Office Administration; The Education of the Nation; Boy Brigades - The Militia - Conclusion; Appendix - Na rra ti ve an d O ut lin e o f W ar-Game for the Northern Command. An award inscription and scattered light tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, fold-out diagram V has small light liquid splash and small area of ink smudging on back, faint tiny fox ing ma rks on hal f-ti tle and title page, pages 40 to 60 have soft crease at top corner, one or two pages with minor tiny marks, light foxing marks to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light dust soiling to top of textblock (cleaned), very light edg e we ar, ligh t fa ding to s pine color. VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
17 Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976) CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Chicago Reilley & Lee 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Dan Muller. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by meeting Charles M. Russell around 1900 and he went on to become a collected artist of the American West. At the top of the half title page of this volume he has inscribed: "To H.R. Cannon (underscored) / Dont mind the ups and downs / of life - a good man is never / down - long. / Dan Muller" and has used the bottom half to sketch (first in pencil, then ink) a scene of a bucking bronco with his rider sitting on the ground with his hat beside him. This sketch is also signed "DAN MULLER" with a slanting dash above and below. A story of horses, cowboys, range wars, rodeos and romance. Pages 13 to 21 have a tiny dent in the middle of the page, pages 13 and 14 have a small light stain in the margin, minor toning to margins of pages, a few pages with a thumb mark in the margin, thin line of dried glue on front pastdown - some offset on free endpaper, small very light green/red soiling mark at bottom of page 84, spine has slight slant, small shallow bump at top of front hinge, a few scattered foxing marks on boards, two light liquid marks on bottom of text block, light soiling to board cloth, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning to spine, minor bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS., Neal, Alice B., Introduction.  [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.]
18 Neal, Alice B., Introduction. [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.] THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS.
Cincinnati Derby & Jackson 1856 Hard Cover Good N. Orr. 
403 pp + [4] pp publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. Green cloth (faded to a brownish hue) with blindstamped decoration on front and rear boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Eight b&w plates (including frontispiece) - the paper of these illustrations has tanned in comparison with the text pages. The author is not credited on the title page, but noted in the introduction as Miriam Berry, married to Rev. B.W. Whicher, and identified elsewhere as Frances Miriam Whitcher nee Berry. Mrs. Whitcher is possibly the first published female American humorist and this collection contains some acerbic observations of the social conventions of the early 19th century. The chapter headings include: The Widow Discourses of Pumpkins; The Widow Loses Her Beau; Mr. Crane About to Propose; Mr. Crane Walks Out; The Widow "Sets Her Cap"; The Widow Having Heard That Elder Sniffles is Sick, Writes to Him; The Widow Prepares to Receive Elder Sniffles on Thanksgiving-Day; Aunt Maguire Treats of the Contemplated Sewing Society at Scrabble Hill; Mrs. Mudlaw's Recipe for Potato Pudding; Morning Calls or, Every Body's Particular Friend; etc. Previous owner's (early) name stamp on front free endpaper nad on page117, previous owner's name in pencil at top of title page, pencill notation from 1877 on one rear blank page, light to moderate browning on illustration pages, slight separation between some page gatherings but still holding firmly in binding, scattered foxing/staining on some pages throughout book and on endpapers, browning and scattered faint foxing on edges of text block, moderate edge wear at board corners and at top/bottom of spine, corners are slightly bumped; moderate browning and some disolouration/staining on boards and spine; spine decoration colour is faded. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA XXIV., Schieder, Rupert; Elder, Carol; Spadoni, Carl; Fee, Margery; Lochhead, Doulgas G.; Lamb, W. Kaye; MacDonald, Bertrum H.; Richardson, R. Alan; Kotin, David B.
19 Schieder, Rupert; Elder, Carol; Spadoni, Carl; Fee, Margery; Lochhead, Doulgas G.; Lamb, W. Kaye; MacDonald, Bertrum H.; Richardson, R. Alan; Kotin, David B. PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA XXIV.
Toronto Bibliographical society of Canada 1986 00676896 Soft Cover Very Good 
123 pp, 8 11/16" H. Contents: Editorial Note; Our Contributors; Catharine Parr Traill: Three Bibliographical Questions; Early Printing Offices in Newmarket, Ontario; The Publishers Press of Montreal; Lorne Pierce, Ryerson Press, and The Makers of Canadian Literature Series; Essays in Canadian Bibliography: Bibliographical Studies in Reprint; 'Seventy-Five Years of Canadian Bibliography'; The Development of a Subject Classification Scheme for the 'Bibliography of Canadian Science and Technology to 1914'; Books in Review. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft wrinkles and soft crease on front cover, very minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WOLF KING., Turnbull, Ann.  Illustrated by Gareth Floyd.
20 Turnbull, Ann. Illustrated by Gareth Floyd. THE WOLF KING.
Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, 1975, first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 072265037X B&w illustrations. "Coll saw the wolf the moment it slipped out of the woods: a dark moving speck on the grassy slope far below. Once he would have looked upon the animal almost as a kinsman, for long ago his ancestors had sworn brotherhood with the wolves and called themselves the Wolf Clan. So the mistrust Coll felt now at the sight of the wolf seemed wrong to him....yet things had changed. After Coll's brother, R u a d h , h a d killed a wolf and broken the pact, he had banished himself from his people and no one knew whether he lived or not. Yet Coll still hoped to find him. That night the wolves attacked the clan's cattle and the Wolf King, black and o mi no us , ro d e at t h eir head. When he summoned his wolves off, the men gave chase and the smith who was with them was lost. So with the urging of the smith's daughter, Grayla, Coll and she stole away to find their kinsmen. Their search is a tr ial of t err or , har dsh ip and strength - pursued by wolves, and rescued by the mysterious Dark People, they find Grayla's father. But Coll must face alone the ordeal of the Elder Folk and their awesome magic which tempts him beyond the wo rld of m en. In the st or y's clim ax, the boy and the Wolf King meet in combat, and Coll makes a discovery of terrible anguish...." Several tiny light brown marks on edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump to t op co rner of front boa rd. Du st ja cket is price-clipped, old price label on front flap, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears with creases, very small hole at bott om of front fla p-fold , fou r ve ry sm all li ght b rown stains on inside surface - show lightly on outside surface. VG/VG- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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