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London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
2 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
Thunder Bay Old Fort William / Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1980 0774311029 / 9780774311021 Second Impression. Soft Cover Very Good 
123 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, tables. One of a series of publications concerning the excavation and research into the 19th century fur trading post on Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. Contents: Illustrations; Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction (The Nature of Historical Data / Additional Limitations / An Operating Framework); The Climate of the Times (Early French Traders / The North West Company / Fort William / After 1821); People and the Fur Trade (Fort William's Role / Management / Labour / Indians); Season to Season (Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter / As the Need Arose); From Day to Day (Conflicts / Bousing / Accidents, Illness and Death / Famine / Natural Calamities); Some Thoughts / References. Interior - small faint ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
5 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1993, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006475140 "Each of these seven stories explores the intimate psychological journeys of women in crisis. We meet Jasimine, an adolescent imprisoned in an illusory world and the bonds of an a sylum; Cleo, who survives the terrors of madness and the shocking betrayal of her psychiatrist; Rosie, who at the end of her life finds herself tormented by her unborn children; and Meg, who must say goodbye to the love of her life and face t h e f u t u re on her own. In a style that is devastatingly honest and disturbingly beautiful, Gibson pieces together the shattered lives and allows us to see in them our own faint reflections. 'Sweet Poison' takes us to the edge and back, dar i ng u s t o co nf ro nt the fine line between sanity and madness, between love and hate; in the end, it forces us to redefine these boundaries for ourselves. Writing with clarity and insight about women and trauma, Margaret Gibson captures brilli an tly th e st re ngt h a nd fragility of the female psyche." Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor soiling on boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York A.S. Barnes 1943 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Fair 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. A mid-20th century manual on baby care, concluding with pages laid out for keeping your baby's records (not filled in), such as birth information, feeding, first photograph, health record, physical development, progress, snapshots, milestones, accomplishments, character development, habits, funny sayings.) Contents: Introduction; Before Baby Comes; Diet; Sex Determination; Exercise; Maternity Clothes; Baby's Layette; Baby's Arrival; The Birth Process; Post-Natal Care; Breast Feeding; The Right Attitude; When You Leave the Hospital; Baby's Cries; Toilet Training; First Months; Managing in a Small Apartment; The Nursery; Fitting In; Time-Tables; Father's Place; Ailments; Minor Ailments; Infectious Diseases; Food; Milk; Milestones; Progress; First Birthday; Further Development; Difficulties; Encourage Self-Help; Let the Child Work with You; Speech; Fears; Punishments; Security; The Second Milestone; New Generation;Your Baby's Record Book. Interior - small light curl to first few page corners, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump and wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny crease/small curl at top corners of covers, soiling on bottom of text block, slight darkening to top of text bloc, . Dust jacket is price-clipped; has edge tears, chips and creases; moderate rubbing; a few tiny scuffs; front flap has been re-archivally taped to front panel; now in a mylar sleeve for protection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
8 Godden, Rumer. Foreword By Jane Murray Flutter. Introduction by Jane Asher. THE GREENGAGE SUMMER.
London Folio Society 2000 Hard Cover Near Fine Aafke Brouwer. 
171 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt and dark green decoration on spine and front board. Green endpapers. B&w illustrations. Dark green slipcase. A semi-autobiographical novel, recounting the adventures of a family of five English sisters staying in a hotel in Chateau Thierry, France, in the early 1920s. Romance, relationships and bank thieves occupy the girls as their mother recovers from a serious illness. Tiny dent on side of slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY.  "A STUDENT IN ARMS"., Hankey, Donald.  ("Student in Arms").  Introduction and notes by Edward Miller.
9 Hankey, Donald. ("Student in Arms"). Introduction and notes by Edward Miller. LETTERS OF DONALD HANKEY. "A STUDENT IN ARMS".
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1920. 
356 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The Subaltern (1904-1906) - En route for Mauritius, Mauritius, Illness and Return; The Undergraduate (1907-1910) - In Relief of Doubt, Sympathy, Various; The Traveller (July 1910-July 1912) - Outward Bound, British East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius Revisited, Italy and France; The Emigrant (1912-13) - Steerage to Australia, In the Bush, Homeward; O n e o f t h e Immortal Hundred Thousand (1914-1916) - Sergeant Hankey, "The Happy Warrior", Wounded, The Beloved Captain, Second Lieutenant, The "Student in Arms", The Last Lap. Browning to endpapers, tiny soiling specks on endpapers (mainly at to p o f re a r gu tt e r) and on some preliminary pages. pages browning lightly, book slightly cracked in a few places, edges of textblock browned - top darkened, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing and faint discoloration on bo ar ds , s ma ll li ght s tain on front board, light wear wrinkling at atop/bottom of spine, one small corner bump. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR., Hyde, H. Montgomery.  (Stalin.)
10 Hyde, H. Montgomery. (Stalin.) STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 0246640537 / 9780246640536 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
679 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates. "The son of a drunken and poverty-stricken Georgian cobbler, Stalin was born in a wooden shack in a small town in Transcaucasia in 1879. When he died at his country villa outside Moscow in 1953, he was the absolute ruler of more than two hundred million Soviet subjects whom he had governed from his office in the Kremlin for upwards of a quarter of a century through the most brutal system of police terror. 'Like Peter the Great, Stalin fought barbarism with barbarism', said his henchman Nikita Khruschev, 'but he was a great man'. This book is largely an endorsement of that opinion. But it will also adjust the traditional view in many important respects. For instance, (the author) shows clearly that while working with the Bolshevik group led by Lenin, before being co-opted onto the party central committee in 1912, Stalin was also an informer for the Tsarist secret police. He describes how (Stalin) used his position as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party to build up his pattern of dictatorial rule, and eliminate all his opponents, real or supposed, including Trotsky and virtually the whole of the Bolshevik Old Guard. He examines his role as Commander-in-Chief of Soviet forces during the War, and shows that though he constantly interfered with the conduct of operations, he was by no means the military ignoramus portrayed by Kruschev. (Hyde ) traces in detail the means by which Stalin was able to outwit both Churchill and Roosevelt at their various wartime conferences. Finally he describes how Stalin, by now a paranoiac, was prevented only by sudden illness and death from slaughtering all his remaining close colleagues in the Politburo. Using a mass of little-known Russian language sources as well as such important manuscript collections as the Tsarist secret police archives, the Trotsky papers, and the confidential reports from the British Embassy in Moscow, (Hyde) has produced a biography which is not only readable, but likely to prove the definitive study of this most successful dictator of modern times." Previous owner's signature on half -title page, short light ink mark on verso of frontispiece - also tiny mark on title page, very small slub in paper on free front endpaper, large dog-ear crease on page 417, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to edges of textblock, light line rub down rear board, slight bump to three corners. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, a few tiny/small chips and tears, a few tiny dints on panels, line rub down rear panel and also a tiny dent, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
11 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE., Lindsey, Charles.  Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey.
12 Lindsey, Charles. Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey. WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE.
Toronto Morang 1908 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Inscribed by editor.
542 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unsigned/unnumbered) of The Makers of Canada series. Inscribed on front pastedown: "To my good friend / J.S. Willison / Nov. 26. 08. G.G.S. Lindsey". George Goldwin Smith Lindsey (1860-1920), editor of the book, was the son of the author, Charles Lindsey, and grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie. John Stephen Willison (later Sir John - 1856-1927) was the author of "Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party". B&w tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Period and the Man; Early Years; Upper Canada Under the Constitution Act; "The Colonial Advocate"; Silencing the Press; Enters Parliament; Expulsions from the Assembly; Mackenzie's Mission to England; Municipal and Later Parliamentary Career; Sir Francis Bond Head's Arbitrary Methods; Precursors of Civil War; A Spurt of Civil War; Frontier Warfare; After the Rebellion; The Trials of an Exile; Last Years, Illness and Death; Index. Light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, some darkening to color of boards and spine, light browning to spine paper label, tiny ink mark on rear board - a few other tiny soiling marks, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
13 Picard, Liza. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1660-1670.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. 
Price: 27.50 USD
ONE FAMILY'S WAR., Pushman, Muriel Gane.
14 Pushman, Muriel Gane. ONE FAMILY'S WAR.
Tempus, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2000. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 075242002X B&w photographs. "....a real-life saga highlighting the trials and tribulations experienced by one family during the Second World War. The story is told by Muriel, the eldest daughter, wh o was eighteen when war broke out in 1939. The household initially consists of Sir Irving Gane and his Canadian wife, Monty (from Bowmanville, Ontario), Audrey and Diana (middle and youngest daughters), Flo the nanny and her sister, Nelli e , t h e c o o k, with many and varied family pets completing the picture. Each and every one of them does their bit towards the war effort, though in very different ways. Everyday life changes beyond all recognition as the war progresses with th e f am il y l ea rn in g to cope with everything from the hardship of rationing to the terror of air raids. The household grows at the beginning of the war, with evacuees, military personnel and many others finding a warm welcome at the farm, th en de cl ine s a s th e w ar end s with two of the daughters leaving home to follow their foreign servicemen husbands to distant shores. Over the six years of war many incidents occur, from the momentous to the mundane. All are related in a warm a nd lov ing sty le. I lln esse s s uffe red, marriages made and new children brought into the world are but a few of the events endured and enjoyed while the world continues at war....This slice of one family's history reminds us of the many import ant rol es w hich wome n p erfo rmed duri ng th e war. Their initiative, energy and determination played a large, though sometimes overlooked, part in winning the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - crea se a t top corn er of rear cov er. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME II: 1910-1921., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
15 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME II: 1910-1921.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405862 / 9780195405866 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The second volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "records a time of great change and upheaval both in Montgomery's life and in society. When she wrote the first entry in this volume she had recently become a world-famous author, having published 'Anne of Green Gables' in 1908. Here we become privy to her response to the death of her grandmother, who had restricted her life severely; her marriage and honeymoon trip to Scotland and England; and her departure from Prince Edward Island to the new restrictions of her life as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in an Ontario village. Montgomery reveals the intensities of friendship, the minutiae of home-making, the joys of motherhood along with the traumas of a disturbed marriage, and records the sources and composition of the 'Anne' series and the emergence of her new heroine 'Emily'. Besides learning about the rewards and trials - including two unpleasant lawsuits - of being a successful author, we see also how a sensitive woman responded to the possibility, the actuality, and the aftermath of a world war. By turns tart and sentimental, sharp-sighted and anxiety-ridden, L.M. Montgomery provides a compelling record of her remarkable life against the background - both social and literary - of a tumultuous period in Canadian history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, light fading to spine color, wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME IV: 1929-1935., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
16 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME IV: 1929-1935.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1998 0195413814 / 9780195413816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
439 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The fourth volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "covers a tumultuous period in the writer's life. By 1929 she was 54 years old and known world-wide as the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' and many other books, yet this was also a time of numerous setbacks: the stock market crash, a drop in royalties from her many books, the need to provide her two sons with a university education while her husband's modest church salary was often in arrears, and the fact that many loans she made to friends and family were not repaid. She faced personal crises in relations with her sons and her husband and there was furious controvery in her husband's parish, Norval Presbyterian Church. She also felt concerns over her own mental state and she became the unwilling object of a young woman's declarations of passionate love. Yet this was not a period without joy: the volume opens with happy travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward with great excitement to a new life in Toronto. Besides providing an intimate look into the daily life of one of the world's best-loved authors, these journals can also be read as a fascinating social history of the early twentieth century. For example, Montgomery's health concerns provide intriguing insights into the state of medical practices. Readers may shudder slightly when a bout of asthma is treated with strychnine tablets or a 'bad chill' brings out a compound of arsenic." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
17 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
18 Webb, Rachael Ann (Bowen). FROM CAERAU TO THE SOUTHERN CROSS.
Alun, Port Talbot, 1987. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0907117465 "Rachael Ann Bowen was born into the comfortable world of the Edwardian middle classes, but soon her father's illness and death left the family struggling to avoid the workhouse. In the following years the Bowens shared in full the poverty and tragedy of the Valleys, surviving only by their faith and humour; until Rachael was swept off her feet by the tall, dark and handsome Ivor Webb and settled down to married life in Mae steg. But this was only the beginning. Soon the young couple decided to emigrate to Australia - only to find that the advertised land of milk and honey was even more merciless than the Depression in Wales that they had left. Yet unemploy m e n t , w i l d animals, hostile natives and the constant fight against the unrelenting harshness of the country were only new challenges to be faced. (This) is not only story of remarkable courage, faith and independence; it is also a portrait ga ll er y of al mo st Dickensian richness. We meet Rachael's own family, of course, but also the eccentric revolutionary Dr. William Price of Llantrisant; Matron Phillips and Sister Silverside, the two English nurses who wanted to adopt her; the cu rio us in hab i tan ts of the seedy London boarding house where she almost fell a victim to White Slavers; and even the young Stanley Baker at his first audition." Very light browning to pages and edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, mi nor edge we ar. Du st jac ket ha s light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling and scattered tiny dints/indentations, two tiny tears archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1960. 
184 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (brown 'tweed' boards with black lettering on spine, black image on front board) in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Lists up to this title on reverse of half title page and on the rear flap. Number 100100 at top corner of front flap. Birthday inscription on front free endpaper dated 1961. Number 21 in the Cherry Ames series. "Little does Nurse Cherry Ames realize when distinguished Sir Ian Barclay is rushed by his nephew Lloyd to Hilton Hospital t hat her newest case will carry her north to misty, sea-beaten Balfour Island, off the rugged coast of wind-swept Newfoundland....Cherry soon suspects that more than illness is worrying the peppery owner of the Balfour Iron Mines, and her su s p i c i o n s only deepen upon their arrival at Barclay House on Balfour Island...." Very light edge wear to boards, book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears archivally taped - some with creases, a fe w ti ny c hi ps , mi n or rubbing, small corner crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
London New English Library 1981 0450048802 / 9780450048807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. "The Black Monk of Pontefract began disturbing the Pritchard family in 1966. Bangings in the night, objects flying across rooms, and a mysterious black-robed figure, whose appearances became more and more frequent. The police, the local MP and the vicar were all witness to the extraordinary happenings which continued to plague the household, and all attempts to exorcise the presence were met with mockery. In this definitive work (Colin Wilson) examines the recorded evidence of this and other famous poltergeists. Cases of hauntings have been recorded since ancient Greece and Rome. Poltergeist means 'banging ghost', because of their habit of making loud noises and throwing objects around. This book is not about Black Magic. But it is about the strange forces that surround us, and of which most of us are totally unaware. These forces may make us feel uncomfortable and may even terrify us, but there is not point in closing our eyes to them." Chapter headings: Professor Lombroso Investigates; Possession is Nine Points in the Law; Cases Ancient and Modern; The Black Monk of Pontefract; Fairies, Elementals and Dead Monks; The Black Magic Connection; Ghost Hunters and Ghost Seers; Speculations and Conclusions. A few very tiny light stains on title page, a 1"x3/4" area of surface paper loss at top corner of front pastedown - paper is glued to top corner of free front endpaper, small bump/wrinkle at bottom edge of pages 300 to 328, very small remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates into bottom edge of some pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, very minor foxing on top of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mainly top edge and on spine, tiny dent on rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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