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DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
1 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
INTO WONDERLAND.  THE MAGIC OF READING SERIES., Dumaresq, Frances M., ed.
2 Dumaresq, Frances M., ed. INTO WONDERLAND. THE MAGIC OF READING SERIES.
Macmillan of Canada, Montreal, 1967. 
224 pp, large 8vo, (9 1/4" H) hard cover (no dust jacket, blue, pink and white pictorial boards showing children in fantastic sail boat floating past magical city and swans). Illustrated by Alan Daniel and Gordon Rayner. Divided into Books 1, 2, 3 & 4, with many classic stories by R.L. Stevenson, Elizabeth Goudge, Beverly Cleary, Edward Lear, Rumer Godden, Rudyard Kipling, Walter de la Mare, etc. B&w and colour illus. Pictorial eps. Glossary at back. School stamp on free endpap e r s a n d i n bottom margin of page 153, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump on bottom edge of front board, very slight bump at two corners, light rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
3 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE INHERITOR'S POWDER:  A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE., Hempel, Sandra.
4 Hempel, Sandra. THE INHERITOR'S POWDER: A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE.
New York W.W. Norton 2013 0393239713 / 9780393239713 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed 'the inheritor's powder'. But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case. (When, after three days of agony) wealthy George Bodle died, (he left) behind several heirs, including a son and grandson - both of whom were not on the best of terms with the family patriarch. The investigation brought together a colorful cast of characters: bickering relatives; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown but brilliant chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, attempted to create a test that could accurately pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, however, he would cause as many problems as he solved. Were innocent men and women now going to the gallows? And would George Bodle's killer be found? Incisive and wryly entertaining, science writer Sandra Hempel brings to life a gripping story of domestic infighting, wayward police behavior, a slice of Victorian history, stories of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
6 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Lear, Edward. Illustrated by Marcia Sewall. THE NUTCRACKERS AND THE SUGAR-TONGS.
Atlantic/Little, Brown, Boston, (1978), Ist with Sewall illus. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. Wonderully illustrated in color by Marcia Sewall. The nutcracker and the sugar-tongs are tired of their boring life, sitting on the dining table - so they escape on horses to seek adventure... Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear, moderate rubbing, a few small closed tears and chips, minor soiling - still bright and attractive and now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE., Lear, Edward.  Introduced by Quentin Blake.
8 Lear, Edward. Introduced by Quentin Blake. EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Fine Edward Lear and Richard Beards. 
286 pp, 9" H. Bound in full yellow cloth "printed with a design by Richard Beards who also designed the slipcase and title page, and coloured (Edward Lear's) illustrations (for this volume). Red end-papers, yellow decorated slipcase. Decorated throughout with Lear's drawings of incredible beasts, plants and people, including the Jumblies, the Dong with the Luminous Nose & the Owl and the Pussy-cat. Contents: Introduction; A Book of Nonsense (1846); Nonsense Song, Stories, Botany and Alphabets (1871); More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (1872); Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems (1877), Songs, Botany, Music, etc.; Nonsense Songs and Stories (1895). Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  MARCH, 1948.  VOLUME XXIX, NO. 6., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Joseph B. Hartranft, Bob Arrentz, Don Downey, William Winter, C.B. Colby Richard Comey, Gilbert Close, Frank Tinsley, Charles H. Grant, Louis Garami, Sal Taibi, Abe Adler, J.L. Sadler, Michael La Torre, H.A. Thomas, et al.)
9 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Joseph B. Hartranft, Bob Arrentz, Don Downey, William Winter, C.B. Colby Richard Comey, Gilbert Close, Frank Tinsley, Charles H. Grant, Louis Garami, Sal Taibi, Abe Adler, J.L. Sadler, Michael La Torre, H.A. Thomas, et al.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. MARCH, 1948. VOLUME XXIX, NO. 6.
Street & Smith, New York, 1948. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements, 2-color fold-out of Boeing Stratojet. Contents: Wings of Liberty; Billy the Flying Kid (Bill Lear); Weary Wings (Davi s-Montham Field, Tucson, Arizona); We Fly the Bellanca Cruisair; You're a Sissy in a Spin; America's Super Sailplane; Airborne Laboratory; Flying Arrow; Color Cutaway: XB-47; Color Photo: XB-47; Jetcat; Sky Shark; Where is the C.L.A.?; Gara m i B i p e ; The Comet; Flyette; Drop-off Gear for Speed Control Models; Save That Ship; Book Notes: Zaic's Encyclopedia; OK Super 29; Piper Cub Special; Better Model Pictures; Ski Flight; Jets Steal Science Show; Operation Headache. Departments : De v el op me nt H i ghlights; Showcase; Readers Write; Air Notes; Air Progress: Flying Boats; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision Competition; Out West; Sketchbook; Model Matters; Report from Washington; Operation Headache; Contest Calendar; F.Y.I.; The L ast W ord . Int eri or - very light browning to pages, 6"x2" piece missing from bottom corner of last page - affects advertisements only, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a f ew smal l w rink le s on spi ne. l ight browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN FIGHTER PILOT: A LEGACY OF COURAGE AND DEDICATION., McQuarrie, John.  Foreword by LGen David Huddleston.
10 McQuarrie, John. Foreword by LGen David Huddleston. CANADIAN FIGHTER PILOT: A LEGACY OF COURAGE AND DEDICATION.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
224 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. ISBN 007551480X "(F)ocusses on Canadian fighter pilots beginning in the years following World War II as the de Havilland Vampire ushered them into the jet age. We will take you quickly through the Golden Age of the legendary Canadiar Sabre and on to the Century series which includes the Canadian designed CF-100, the CF-101 Voodoo, and the classic CF-104 Starfighter. - Our move to the present day Canadian Air Force begins with a glimpse at the process of training fighter pilots. Then it's on to a tour of the three bases where Canadian Air Force figher squadrons live. - The CF-18 Hornet is Canada's front-line fighter and its beauty will dominate the pages of this book. But it will not be just cold steel. You will see a lot of people herein. While many of them will be pilots you will discover that it is the ground crews that keep the jets flying. In their own words you will lear n a little something about their thoughts and the way they go about their business. - The world of the fighter pilot is big, dynamic and stunningly beautiful so the emphasis is on the imagery. The words are there to season and complement the pho t o g raphs." Book very slightly cocked, very light wear at corners. Dust jacket has some minor edge wear, two small tears archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling, some minor edge browning, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
11 Morgan, Howard K. AIRCRAFT RADIO AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
New York Pitman 1941 Second Edition Hard Cover Good 
374 pp, 9 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, blind stamped lettering/border on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, figures, schematics (many fold-out). Chapter headings: Hydraulic Analogies; Power Conversion; Condensers and Coils; Accessory Equipment; Tubes and Amplifiers; Transmitter Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Transmitters; Receiver Fundamentals; Commercial Aircraft Receivers; Radio Waves and Static; Direction Finding; Ultra High Frequency Equipment; Inspection and Maintenance; Use of Questions; Bibliography; Index. Slight bumping to three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to text block edges, tiny surface paper loss a top of page 330 and on adjacent schematic, a few pages with a tiny piece missing at top corner, some soft wrinkling to top margin of pages, small scuff on fore-edge of text block, light liquid staining on rear board, light rubbing at top part of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Streatfeild, Noel. (Streatfield) Illus. by Sara Silcock. (Lord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Monica Dickens, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Noel Streatfeild, G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, THE NOEL STREATFEILD EASTER HOLIDAY BOOK: AN ANTHOLOGY
J.M. Dent and Sons, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
154 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Wonderful b&w drawings by Sara Silcock. This is an ex-library book with some of the usual library markings. The spine label on the attractive dust jacket has been carefully removed (also removing a sm all area of glossy laminate - hardly noticeable), and there are no other library markings on it. Noel Streatfeild "looks back on her own Easter holidays as a girl, and introduces each story and poem with a recollection of her own." Sele c t i o n s b y L ord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, Robina Beccles Willson, Monica Dickens, Moray Williams, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Margaret Mahy, Joyce Stranger, Godfried Romans, Noel Streatfeild, Wa lt er d e la Ma re , G .K. Chesterton, Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc. Book is sound with clean, unmarked pages, library stamp on free front endpaper and bottom of textblock, pocket at rear, tape marks on boards, minor edgewear to boards, min or soi lin g t o top edg e o f tex t block. Dust jacket is nice and bright with no library markings, is price clipped, light edge wear/creasing, small price label at bottom of front flap. Scan of dust jacket available on request. G/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
13 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
14 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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