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PLAY IT AGAIN, CHESTER: BOOGIES, RAGS AND BLUES FOR PIANO., Barratt, Carol.
1 Barratt, Carol. PLAY IT AGAIN, CHESTER: BOOGIES, RAGS AND BLUES FOR PIANO.
J. & W. Chester, London, 1980. 
16 pp, 11 3/4" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Navy Blues; Cheese-Cake-Walk; Out of Step; Ripstich Rag; Honky-Tonk Stomp; Lazy Haze; Butterfinger Boogie; Macdonald's Place; "Out to Lunch"; Bobby Shaftoe's Shuffle; Blue Waltz; Beanery Boogie; Coda. Interior - faint cigarette odor, very small bump at top and bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few wrinkles on spine, small corner creases and small bum p at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
VLAD TALTOS SERIES.  1. JHEREG.  2. YENDI.  3. TECKLA.  4. TALTOS.  5. PHOENIX.  6. ATHYRA.  7. ORCA.  THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA.  8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9)., Brust, Steven.
2 Brust, Steven. VLAD TALTOS SERIES. 1. JHEREG. 2. YENDI. 3. TECKLA. 4. TALTOS. 5. PHOENIX. 6. ATHYRA. 7. ORCA. THE FIRST SEVEN BOOKS PLUS VOLUME NINE - ISSOLA. 8 BOOKS IN TOTAL (1 - 7, 9).
New York Ace (1 - 7) / TOR (9) Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover Art by Steve Hickman (1-3, 9), Kinuko Craft (4), Denis Beauvais (5) & Ciruelo Cabral (6 & 7). 
The first seven books of the Vlad Taltos Series, plus volume nine (8 books in total), 6 7/8" H. **Please note, volume 8 - Dragon - is not included in this grouping.** 1. Jhereg - 239 pp, Ace 1983 16th printing, ISBN 0441385540. "There are many ways for a young man with quick wits and a quick sword to advance in the world. Vlad Taltos chose the route of the assassin. To his other qualifications he added two things: The first was a smattering of witchcraft - badly thought of on Dragaera, but only a fool refuses such a weapon. The second was his constant companion, a young jhereg, its leathery wings and poisonous teeth always at Vlad's command, its alien mind psionically linked with his own. Vlad has never regretted the sorcerous bargain he made with his jhereg's mother: 'I offer your egg long life and fresh, red meat without struggle, and I offer it my friendship. I ask for aid in my endeavors. I ask for its wisdom, and I ask for its friendship'." 2. Yendi - 209 pp, Ace 1984 1st printing, ISBN 0441944566. "Back when I bargained for the wise-mouthed reptilian who sits perched on my shoulder, his mother wished me: 'Long life and good hunting'. I told her I was not a hunter. She said: 'You will be - .' She was right. My name is Vlad Taltos. I am an assassin. And this is the story of my early days in the House of Jhereg, of how I found myself in a Jhereg war, and how I fell in love with the woman who killed me." 3. Teckla - 214 pp, Ace 1987 Ist printing, ISBN 0441799779. "I'd always known they were. Teckla were lazy, stupid, cowardly peasants. Revolting. Old joke. But now they were revolting against the Empire. New joke. And a Jhereg crimelord, feeling the pinch, was popping the rebels. No joke. But the real joke? I was protecting them. Me. Lord Vlad Taltos - loyal grandson, loving husband. Jhereg. Sorcerer. Assassin. Everything the rabble hated. Not that I craved wet-nursing a mob of slogan-slobbering, doomed radical loonies, all of whom wanted me dead. Particularly since my royal peers, all of House Jhereg, also wanted me dead." 4. Taltos - 181 pp, Ace 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0441182003. "Journey to the Land of the Dead. All Expenses Paid! Not my idea of an ideal vacation, but this was work. After all, even an assassin has to earn a living. The trouble is, everyone knows that a living human cannot walk the Paths of the Dead, and return, alive, to the land of men. But being an Eastener is not exactly like being human, by Dragaeran standards anyways. Thus, the rule doesn't apply to me - I hope." 5. Phoenix - 245 pp, Ace 1990 1st printing, ISBN 0441662250. "In Gods we trust. All other pay cash. Always a good rule if you're in my line of work, but who'd think a god would take me up on it? There I was, facing certain death, when the Demon Goddess answered my prayers for rescue. Strange she should take an interest in me, considering I'm an assassin. Stranger that the Demon Goddess needs to offer me work. Well, my patron deity wants a favor, and who is Vlad Taltos to say no." 6. Athyra - 243 pp, Ace 1993 1st printing, ISBN 0441033423. "The Magnificent Seven - ? A bit of an overstatement. Minus six, actually. Which leaves one. Me - Vlad Taltos, sorcerer (sometime witch) and (ex-)assassin. Plus my two faithful jhereg. Which makes three, sort of. But even we can have a hard time when we take on the biggest hitters of the House of Jhereg. Here I thought I could retire in peace - ." 7. Orca - 290 pp, Ace 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0441001963. "Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved my life and now he needs my help. And Vlad Taltos always pays his debts. Even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of Orca - and, if I'm lucky, the entire Empire." 9. Issola - 255 pp, TOR 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0812589173. "Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hand of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before - . Oh, well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?" Interiors - two books with light to mderate browning on insideof covers, light toning to light browning to most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - all books have very light edge wear; one book has light edge wear, two small scratches inked out on spine and a small area of color loss on front cover due to old sticker removal; six books have faint to light minimal creases on spine, three books have a slight lean to spine, one book has a corner crease and hinge crease on front cover, two books have a tiny number stamp on bottom of text block, one book has light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY FANTASIES., Graham, Marguerite.
3 Graham, Marguerite. FAIRY FANTASIES.
New York Frederik Lunning 1940 Hard Cover Good Adrian Scharff. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 4to (11 3/16" H) - decorated green boards, brown slipcase. Signed by author on title page. A series of poems, printed on one side of the page only, with decorated monotone borders. Titles: Fairy Weavers; Mother Goose's Party; My Star Garden; The Garden Party; A Woodland Wedding; A Daffodil Baby; A Vaudeville Show; Fire Fairies; The Fairies Ball; Mud Pies; The Moonbeam Fairy; The Sand-Man; The Lazy Daisy; Grandmother's Rose Jar; The 'larm Clock; The Magic Garden; John Pumpkin's Ghost; The Tea Party. A few scattered faint fingerprints throughout pages plus some very light handing wrinkles, light to moderate edge wear - heavy at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight bump to top of spine, one very small corner bump, small tears at top/bottom of spine edges/hinges, approx 1 1/4" tear in rear side of spine/hinge - due to handling when removing book from slipcase, slight lean to spine. Slipcase has heavy edge wear, one half of top panel missing, light rubbing/scuffs, erased penciled name on one side panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MOTHER HOLLY., Grimm, Brothers.  Retold by John Warren Stewig.  Illustrated by Johanna Westerman.
4 Grimm, Brothers. Retold by John Warren Stewig. Illustrated by Johanna Westerman. MOTHER HOLLY.
North-South Books, New York, 2001. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1558589260 Beautifully illustrated in vivid color. "Two sisters, kind, industrious Rose and vain, lazy Blanche, experience two very different adventures when each tumbles down a well and int o the magical world of Mother Holly. Rose's journey begins accidentally, but because of her generosity to all she meets along the way and her hard work for the ugly but kind Mother Holly, she returns home in a shimmering gown covered in gold . E n v i ous of Rose's good fortune, Blanche decides to visit Mother Holly herself, but her pride, laziness, and foul temper earn her an apt and well-deserved punishment..." A few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light w ri n kl in g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small tear in laminate on front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS:  A FAIRY STORY., Hays, W.J., Mrs.
5 Hays, W.J., Mrs. THE PRINCESS IDLEWAYS: A FAIRY STORY.
Harper & Brothers, New York, (c1879). 
124 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A spoiled and lazy Princess is sent to live in the forest with Motherkin, a fairy, and learns to be useful and happy. Interior - previous owner's name on front pastedown, Sunday School prize label tipped in on free front endpaper, small letter "G" written on rear pastedown, endpapers browned with a few foxing marks, pages browning lightly. book very lightly cracked in a few places. Exterior - small letter "D" written on bottom part of spine, darkening and fading to lettering/design on spine, edges have light to moderate edge wear and moderate foxing, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, moderate to heavy wear at corners. Good reading copy only 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Jewell, Nancy. Pictures by Leonard Weisgard. TRY AND CATCH ME.
Harper & Row, New York, (1972), Ist edition. 
32 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color by Leonard Weisgard. "...a little girl runs through a field, savoring its offerings - inviting a lazy turtle for a walk, stroking a cow's soft muzzle, saying hello to the fence at the end of the field, turning three perfect cartwheels in a row. A boy, fascinated by the girl, shies away at first. But then, intrigued by her exuberance, he asks her to go for a swim. Chidlren will be delighted with this little girl whose imagination runs wild. The beautiful full-color illustrations by Leonard Weisgard are as free and joyous as the text." "Ages 4-8". Tiny dints to bottom edges of boards, tiny nick to fore-edge of front board. Dust jac ket is clipped at top/bottom of front flap, child has drawn on inside surface and on front flap in crayon, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soiling. VG-/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Lemelin, Roger. Translated by Samuel Putnam. THE TOWN BELOW.
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Signed by Author
302 pp, 8 1/8" H. Gray boards with burgundy lettering/banding on spine. Signed by the author on the half title page. "The scene of this novel is St. Joseph's parish in the suburb of St. Sauveur, in Quebec's picturesque Lower Town, at the foot of the long, winding Pente Douce, or 'Gentle Slope,' that connects the Lower with the Upper Town. In this parish there are two social classes: the Mulots (feminine: Mulotes) or workers, literally 'lazy good-for-nothings'; and the Soyeux (feminine: Soyeuses) or middle-class residents - the literal meaning of the word is 'silky' or 'silken'." From the Introductory Note. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, very light browning on spine, one tiny corner bump, small slight bump on fore-edge of front board, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
8 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
9 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
 
 
VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE.  VOLUME 3  NUMBER 1., Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob.
10 Verlinden, Francois; Peeters, Willy; Letterman, Bob. VERLINDEN PRODUCTIONS MODELING MAGAZINE. VOLUME 3 NUMBER 1.
Lier, Belgium Verlinden Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
30 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawings. Contents: "Down the Lazy River": A brief view on the latest TAMIYA release, the US Navy PBR "PIBBER" Patrol Boat; A Sturmtiger Morser Conversion; "I Spy": Gulf War linkage systems; 82nd Airborne Paratrooper: Photographic coverage of gear and equipment; The "HOG" A-10 Thunderbolt II: Digging for Tanks; Road to Beirut: Lebanon '82; Modelers in Focus; Tools & Techniques: Constructing, Painting and Displaying 1/4 Scale small arms; American Graffiti. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small old price label on front cover, minor edge wear, light rubbing on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE LAZY BEAR., Wildsmith, Brian.
11 Wildsmith, Brian. THE LAZY BEAR.
Franklin Watts, New York, 1974, first American edition. 
Unpaginated oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in brilliant color. "The bear was good friends with all his neighbors - until one day he found a woodcutter's wagon. For although he invited some of h is friends to share in his rides downhill he made them do all the pushing back to the top. It was the clever goat who finally showd the bear that the best way to enjoy his new possession was to share is ups and downs with his friends. An d w h e n t h e bear had learned his lesson they all played happily together." 1" x 18" surface paer loss and minor glue residue on front pastedown, minor glue residue at top/bottom of gutter of free endpapers, 2" very light glue residue removal m a rk w it h f ai nt s olver stains on rear pastedown, slight bump at top of spine and top/bottom corners of front board, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has two tears up to 2" on front panel, light browning at edges, lig ht ed ge wea r/ wr ink lin g/c reasing, soft crease down front panel, tiny tear on front flap, small piece of tape on fore-edge of rear flap. Colors are bright. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
12 Yolen, Jane. Musical arrangements by Adam Semple. JANE YOLEN'S MOTHER GOOSE SONGBOOK. (SONG BOOK)
Honesdale, Pennsylvania Caroline House / Boyds Mills Press 1992 1878093525 / 9781878093523 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Rosekrans Hoffman. 
96 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Colour illustrations and musical notation. Contains: This Little Pig; Bobby Shafto; Polly, Put the Kettle On; Aiken Drum; Froggie Went A-Courting; The Farmer's in the Dell; Fiddle-De-De; Goosey, Goosey, Gander; Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush; Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Humpty Dumpty; I Love Little Pussy; Lady Bird, Lady Bird; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Georgy Porgy; Little Bo-Peep; Jack and Jill; Lavender's Blue; Lazy Mary; Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!; Little Boy Blue; Little Jack Horner; The Muffin Man; Little Tommy Tucker; Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Ring Around a Rosy; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There Was a Crooked Man; London Bridge; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Michael Finnigan; The North Wind Doth Blow; Oats, Peas, Beans; Old King Cole; Seesaw, Marjorie Daw; My Dame Hath a Lame, Tame Crane; Oranges and Lemons; Pease Porridge Hot; Three Blind Mice; There Was a Man and He Was Mad; There Was an Old Woman; Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son; This Old Man; Who Killed Cock Robin?; Three Little Kittens; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A few small and tiny edge bumps to boards and corners. Dust jacket has very light edge wrtinkling, small bump at top of front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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