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THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
1 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
2 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.  (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF)., (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.)
3 (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.) PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES. (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF).
Springfield, Massachusetts McLoughlin Bros. Hard Cover Good 
10" H. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. No date. Many b&w illustrations. Each tale is paginated separately. 'Snowdrop' is a version of 'Sleeping Beauty'. Browning to pages and endpapers, two small tears in rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, 1/2" dia. stain on one page of 'Beauty and the Beast' - text is legible, light to moderate edge wear to bards, wrinkling on spine cloth, very light rubbing on boards, tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HORSECLANS: COMING OF HORSECLANS / SWORDS / REVENGE / CAT OF SILVERY HUE / SAVAGE MOUNTAINS / PATRIMONY / ODYSSEY / DEATH OF LEGEND / BILI AXE / CHAMPION OF LAST BATTLE / WOMAN / HORSES OF NORTH / MEMORIES OF MILO MORAI / TRUMPETS OF WAR / MADMAN'S ARMY., Adams, Robert.
4 Adams, Robert. HORSECLANS: COMING OF HORSECLANS / SWORDS / REVENGE / CAT OF SILVERY HUE / SAVAGE MOUNTAINS / PATRIMONY / ODYSSEY / DEATH OF LEGEND / BILI AXE / CHAMPION OF LAST BATTLE / WOMAN / HORSES OF NORTH / MEMORIES OF MILO MORAI / TRUMPETS OF WAR / MADMAN'S ARMY.
New York Signet / New American Library Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good- Ken Kelly 
15 volumes from Robert Adams' "Horseclans" series - an incomplete set (volumes 1-8, 10-13, 15-17). The original series consisted of 18 volumes (plus two short story anthologies by various authors). ***Please note: this grouping does not include volumes 9, 14 & 18 - "The Witch Goddess", "A Man Called Milo Morai" and "Clan of the Cats"*** 1. The Coming of the Horseclans - 199 pp, 1982 6th printing. "After two hundred years of searching for other immortals, the Undying High Lord Milo Morai has returned to the Horseclans to fulfill an ancient prophecy and lead them to their destined homeland by the sea. But in their path wait the armed might of the Ehleenee and an enemy even more treacherous - the Witchmen - pre-Holocaust scientists who have survived the centuries by stealing other men's bodies to house their evil minds and who have in their hidden stronghold the means of destroying all who will not beome their willing slaves." 2. Swords of the Horseclans - 180 pp, 1981 8th printing. "For seven hundred years, the Undying High Lord Milo has been building his Confederation, leading the Horseclans slowly across the lands once known as the United States, absorbing city-states and nomadic tribes alike, some by peaceful means, some by the sword. But now his enemies have banded together into an army far larger than Milo can muster. Led by an ancient and evil intelligence, this wave of unstoppable destruction is thundering swiftly down upon the Confederation forces." 3. Revenge of the Horseclans - 181 pp, 1982 4th printing. "The Thoheeks of Morguhn is dying, and his eldest son Bili has been summoned home to claim his inheritance after years of soldiering in the Middle Kingdoms. Yet Bili's reign could end before it begins. For the old Ehleen nobility and the priests of the ancient religion are planting the seeds of rebellion, swearing to wrest back from Bili and his fellow Horseclansmen the lands and wealth that once was theirs." 4. A Cat of Silvery Hue - 166 pp, 1979 8th printing. "Led by Lord Milo the Undying One, a twentieth-century mutant gifted with immortality, the men of the Horseclans are slowly reuniting the continent through the strength of their swords and their very special mental talents. Yet the Ehleenee, too, have dreams of power - dreams that have led them into a full-scale religious war of conquest. To overcome these fanatical marauders, Lord Milo must call upon his very best (to) save civilization from destruction." 5. The Savage Mountains - 164 pp, 1980 5th printing. "Before the Confederation forces lie the Armehnee Mountains, the home of savage tribes that constantly raid the lowlands, bringing with them destruction and death. But Milo's forces are about to face an even more dangerous enemy. For the Witchmen have long been at work in the mountains. And unbeknownst to Milo, his troops are marching into much more trouble than they bargained for - trouble that could spell the end of the Confederation!" 6. The Patrimony - 184 pp, 1980 4th printing. "Long live the Thoheeks! But who will this new leader of Sanderz-Vawn be? For although young Horseclansman Tim Sanderz, exiled long years ago, has come to reclaim his rightful inheritance, his stepmother wants to see her own Ehleen son as ruler in Vawn. And before Tim's half-brother Bili of Morguhn and the Undying High Lord Milo can send troops to his aid, Tim's Hall has become an armed camp where Ehleen battles Horseclansman with cunning, treachery, and sword-swinging might." 7. Horseclans Odyssey - 241 pp, 1981 2nd printing. "(The Horseclansmen) must rescue several of their children from kidnappers and teach their enemies the price of harming any people of the clans. But the path to both vengeance and their long-lost home will lead them down a treacherous road and straight into a sword-swinging battle with two powerful armies - a war in which there can be only one victor left alive." 8. The Death of a Legend - 185 pp, 1981 2nd printing. "When the Witchmen caused the earth to move and called forth the fires from the mountain's inner depths, the Moon Maidens, Ahrmehnee, and Thoheeks Bili's troops barely escaped with their lives. Driven by the flames into territory said to be peopled by monstrous half-humans, Bili was forced to choose between having the dangers of nature gone mad or fighting the savage natives on their own ground. But before he could decide, his troops were spotted by the beings who claimed this eerie land as their own and would use powereful spells of magic and illusion to send any intruders to their doom." 10. Bili the Axe - 185 pp, 1983 2nd printing. "With the help of powerful inhuman allies, Prince Byruhn has persuaded Bili and his warriors to delay their return to Confederation lands and join in his campaign against the deadly invading army that threatens to destroy New Kuhmbuhluhn. But even as Bili and his warriors rally to the Kuhmbuhluhners' aid, the forces of the Witchmen are on the move again." 11. Champion of the Last Battle - 201 pp, 1983 2nd printing. "The day of prophecy has come at last - the time for Bili and Prince Byruhn to rally their troops for the final defense of New Kuhmbuhluhn. But even as the people of the kingdom flock into their great stone city and Bili's warriors take up their posts on the walls, the Skohshuns are building new weapons of destruction to storm the fortress. And within the very castle grounds stalks a creature of nightmare, striking down the defenders one by one in a reign of bloody terror that may prove far more deadly thatn the enemy at their gates." 12. A Woman of the Horseclans - 197 pp, 1983 4th printing. "Shunned by her own folk as a creature of Evil, Bettylou Hanson found an instant welcome among the people of the Horseclans. Young, healthy, intelligent, and gifted with powerful mindspeak potential, she was everything Milo Morai's people looked for in a clan member. But even Milo himself couldn't have foreseen the powerful role Bettylou was to play in the future of the Krooguh clan. For the frightened girl who Tim Krooguh had rescued from certain death was destined to become a living legend among the Kindred, a fighter whose courage would rouse the clans against a foul and dangerous foe." 13. Horses of the North - 253 pp, 1985 1st printing. "Within time, some of (the Horseclan's) laws changed or were forgotten but there remained one that must never be broken - 'Kindred must not fight Kindred!' Yet now, clans Linsee and Skaht were on the brink of a bloodfeud that could spread like prairie fire throughout the Horseclans. Could even Milo smother the sparks of hatred before they blazed up to destroy all of the Horseclans?" 15. The Memories of Milo Morai - 221 pp, 1986 1st printing. "Milo Morai now journeyed with a select band to explore unknown territory. Perhaps days or weeks ahead, Milo would discover an untouched ruin of the Old Ones, a veritable treasure-trove of rare metals and trade goods to enrich the Horseclans. More than dead ruins awaited Milo and his valiant band of hunters. For on the trail they now rode lurked nightmare creatures hungering for the blood of man. And at the end of the road waited heirs to a legacy of violence which might claim the men and women of the Horseclans as the final victims in a war that should have ended hundreds of years ago." 16. Trumpets of War - 223 pp, 1987 2nd printing. "The High King Zastros and his evil witch queen had finally met their match when they'd challenged Milo Morai and his Confederation Army to battle. Yet with the menace of Zastros destroyed, the Confederation faced a still greater challenge - for in his mad campaign, Zastros had drained the very lifeblood from his kingdom of Southern Ehleenoee. Only chaos now reigned there, as bandits, killers, and bands of renegade warriors roved the land. Milo had pledged to bring peace back to this devastated realm. But could his former enemies, now become allies, be trusted to live by Confederation law in their troubled lands? Or did traitors wait to betray Milo's warriors to a terrible doom?" 17. Madman's Army - 222 pp, 1987 2nd printing. "Sending some of his most trusted agents before him, backed by those doughty warriors, the Horseclansmen, Milo hoped to see the decimated kingdom (of Zastros) rapidly reorganized into a thriving realm. But neither he nor any of his allies had bargained for the evil hidden within the very heart of the land's new government - an evil fueled by Milo's most ancient and hated enemies, an evil that might well destroy all of Southern Ehleenohee and become a dread weapon against the Confederation itself!" Interiors - most books have light browning to pages - several have moderate browning, the inside of the covers range from light to moderate browning with one or two having heavy browning, vol. 13 has a few pages with a very small crease at the top corner, otherwise volumes are clean and tight. Exteriors - vol. 13 has a small bump at bottom of front hinge, vol. 8 has a 1" dent/light scuff on rear cover, vol. 7 has a 1" edge tear on rear cover archivally taped, vol. 3 has a very small edge tear on rear cover archivally taped, vols. 3 & 13 have a slight crease on front hinge, light edge wear, vol. 17 has date stamp on bottom of text block, 5 vols. have light lean to spine, vol. 10 has two spine creases, vol. 1 has light fading to spine colour, volumes have very light exterior soiling and rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
DRAY PRESCOT:  THE WITCH WAR CYCLE.  5 VOLUME SET.  WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37)., Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer).  (Dray Prescot.)
5 Akers, Alan Burt (pseudonym of Kenneth Bulmer). (Dray Prescot.) DRAY PRESCOT: THE WITCH WAR CYCLE. 5 VOLUME SET. WEREWOLVES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 33) / WITCHES OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 34) / STORM OVER VALLIA (DRAY PRESCOT: 35) / OMENS OF KREGEN (DRAY PRESCOT: 36) / WARLORD OF ANTARES (DRAY PRESCOT: 37).
New York Daw Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
5 volume set - 7" H. 1. Dray Prescot: 33 - Werewolves of Kregen, 220 pp - ISBN 0879979917 - 1985, second printing. 2. Dray Prescot: 34 - Witches of Kregen, 223 pp - ISBN 0886770327 - 1985, first printing. 3. Dray Prescot: 35 - Storm Over Vallia, 254 pp - ISBN 086770696 - 1985, second printing. 4. Dray Prescot: 36 - Omens of Kregen, 222 pp - ISBN 0886770904 - 1985, second printing. 5. Dray Prescot: 37 - Warlord of Antares, 255 pp (includes Updated Glossary of the Saga of Dray Prescot by Wm. Douglas Withers, Dept. of Mathematics, U.S. Naval Academy) - ISBN 0886772699 -1988, second printing. "Dray Prescot is an Earthman, seaman and soldier, brought across four hundred light years to a planet of Antares. The Star Lords, a race advanced beyond our ken, needed him on that world called Kregen. Now, having at last returned to his home empire, to his wife and friends, Dray was to learn that the vengeance of his defeated enemies had launched a final assault - with nine occult curses - against Vallia and all that Dray held dear." Interiors - a bookstore stamp either on inside of front cover or on first page, three books with old price in ink on first page, very light browning to inside edges of covers and to some pages. Exteriors - light edge wear, very light rubbing, one or two tiny corner creases, one book with old price sticker on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES., Alden, Raymond MacDonald.
6 Alden, Raymond MacDonald. WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1924 Hard Cover Very Good Good Katharine Sturges. 
149 pp, 9 1/8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black border and color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece), plus a b&w drawing at the beginning of each story. Contents: Why the Chimes Rang; The Knights of the Silver Shield; The Boy Who Discovered the Spring; The Brook in the King's Garden; The Hunt for the Beautiful; The Boy Who Went Out of the World; The Palace Made by Music; The Forest Full of Friends; The Bag of Smiles; The Castle Under the Sea; In the Great Walled Country. Very slight twist to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, very light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, two illustration pages have a small light foxing mark in margin - also on opposite page, very light browning to edges of text block - also a very small foxing mark on the fore-edge and slight soiling on the top. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, several edge chips and two archivally taped tears, very light browning on inside, faint foxing marks at top of flaps, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
7 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
8 Andersen, Han Christian. Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY.
Haywards Heath Tony Potter 2006 1905288042 / 9781905288045 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Helen Stratton. 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. "This enchanting collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales has been brought to life with illustrations by the Victorian artist, Helen Stratton. Her delicate and detailed black and white drawings have been exquisitely hand coloured (by Nicola Burley) for this treasury." Contents: Introduction; The Red Shoes; The Little Mermaid; The Fellow Traveller; The Snow Queen; The Garden of Paradise; The Ice Maiden; The Fir Tree; The Little Match Girl; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Tinder Box; The Wild Swans; The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Small bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WILD SWANS., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Retold by Deborah Hautzig.  Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila.
9 Andersen, Hans Christian. Retold by Deborah Hautzig. Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila. THE WILD SWANS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067983446X Color illustrations. When their wicked stepmother transforms her eleven brothers into swans, a devoted young princess must fashion a shirt of nettles for each of them, while remai ning absolutely silent, in order to break the curse. Tiny dint on bottom edge of each board, slight tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly a top of spine/flap-folds and along top edge. Very Good+/Very Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN., Andersen, Hans.
10 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
 
 
11 Andrews, Austen. THE TECHNOCRAT WAR. BOOK III of III: MAELSTROM. ULTIMA.
New York Pocket Books 2002 0743403819 / 9780743403818 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good Jerry Venderstelt cover art. 
384 pp, 6 3/4" H. Book III only. "As war ravages the time-torn world of Sosaria, the knights and wizards of New Britannia have joined the warlike Juka to invade the desert wastes of the Technocrats. To uncover the secret plot of the shadowy forces that control the carnage, an outlaw knight and a crafty Jukan veteran must challenge fierce enemies and their own ideas of honor, else the final battle could destroy all three nations and perhaps the very foundations of Sosaira itself." Based on the award-winning computer game series - intended for mature readers. Interior - bookdtore stamp and small ink number on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very faint crease down spine, bottom 1/2" of rear hinge area is worn. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS.  A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS.  9 BOOKS., Anthony, Piers.
12 Anthony, Piers. FIRST 9 XANTH NOVELS. A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON / THE SOURCE OF MAGIC / CASTLE ROONGA / CENTAUR AISLE / OGRE, OGRE / NIGHT MARE / DRAGON ON A PEDESTAL / CREWEL LYE: A CAUSTIC YARN / GOLEM IN THE GEARS. 9 BOOKS.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Michael Whelan (1 & 4), Doug Beekman (2) & Darrell K. Sweet (3, 5-9). 
The first 9 novels in the Xanth series (Magic of Xanth) - 6 7/8" H. Xanth is a magical land shaped like Florida and populated by fantastic creatures (centaurs, demons, dragons, goblins, merfolk, ogres, zombies, etc.), where every human character is born with a unique magical talent. 1. A Spell for Chameleon - 344 pp, 1984 18th printing, ISBN 0345317718. 2. The Source of Magic - 326 pp, 1985 22nd printing, ISBN 0345335554. 3. Castle Roonga - 329 pp, 1985 19th printing, ISBN 0345337484. 4. Centaur Aisle - 294 pp, 1982 1st printing, ISBN 0345297709. 5. Ogre, Ogre - 307 pp, 1985 13th printing, ISBN 0345335090. 6. Night Mare - 307 pp, 1983 1st printing, ISBN 034530456X. 7. Dragon on a Pedestal - 306 pp, 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0345335538. 8. Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn - 309 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 0345313097. 9. Golem in the Gears - 327 pp, 1986 1st printing, ISBN 0345318862. Interiors - pages and inside of covers have very light browning in margins and edges respectively; book 2 has light browning on inside of covers and on inside hinges; small bumps to fore-edge of pages 179 to 300, three small indentations in fore-edge margin and a small soft crease at top corner of first 20 pages; book 5 has a very tiny to tiny tear at top edge of pages 267 to 282 - last two pages are archivally taped; otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - book 2 has three small indentations at fore-edge of front cover, very small shallow indentation on fore-edge of text block, two small corner creases and a larger corner crease on front cover; two books have a slight spine lean; books have very light to light edge wear; one or two other very small corner creases; book 7 has wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES.  1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH.  2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS.  3. MYTH DIRECTIONS.  4. HIT OR MYTH.  5. MYTH-ING PERSONS.  6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER., Asprin, Robert A.
13 Asprin, Robert A. MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES. 1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH. 2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS. 3. MYTH DIRECTIONS. 4. HIT OR MYTH. 5. MYTH-ING PERSONS. 6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER.
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Walter Velez, dover art. 
First six volumes of the Myth Series - with the first four books in a publisher's slipcase - 6 3/4" H. 1. Another Fine Myth - 200 pp, 1984 3rd printing, ISBN 0441023606 - "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a universe populated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even." 2. Myth Conceptions - 217 pp, 1986 5th printing, ISBN 0441555209 - "Skeeve was summoned to the court of Roderick the Fifth of Possiltum to audition for the position of Court Magician. Unfortunately for everyone, he got the job. How was Aahz going to help Skeeve defend a kindgom against the mightiest invading army in the world? With his pet dragon Gleep and bewitching green-haired Tanda standing by, Skeeve waited for Aahz to come up with a solution. The problem was, if they won they would be executed - and if they lost they would be killed. What kind of magik could beat those odds?" 3. Myth Directions - 202 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 044155525X - "The Trophy was unique, no question. It was easily the ugliest object Skeeve had ever seen in any dimension. And before landing his job as Court Magician, young Skeeve had seen a thing or two. But Tanda wanted it - and, as a rule, whatever the beautiful Tanda wants, Tanda gets. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all the talents of a young but gifted magician, a scaley but canny Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery." 4. Hit or Myth - 170 pp, 1985 4th printing, ISBN 0441338518 - "King Roderick takes a powder - leaving Skeeve in his place to marry his homicidal fiancee Hemlock and face the tender mercies of Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather who wants Skeeve working for him - or not at all. On top of that, Aahz has taken a forced vacation, a two-ton demon has a crush of Skeeve, and both Possiltum and Deva are about to be invaded." 5. Mything Persons - 172 pp, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0441552765 - "(Skeeve's) partner Aahz has disappeared and it looks like foul play. Finding Aahz ought to be a snap for a talented magician like Skeeve, especially with a sassy apprentice and a dumb but brawny bodyguard along for the ride. The trouble is, they're sleuthing in another dimension: a strange and chilly realm where day is night and humans are considered monsters. Add a murder rap, a couple of vampires, and the fact that magic doesn't work here, and you've got a trio in real hot water!" 6. Little Myth Marker - 167 pp, 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0441484999 - "(Skeeve) bluffs his way into a high-stakes game of dragon poker and, by some miracle, wins. Then, still flush with luck, (he) heads straight for the king of dragon poker, the Sen-Sen Ante Kid. And with a pot of half a million, there'd better not be any myth-deals. But even if Skeeve can hold his own in a high-stakes game, there's still Markie. Left as a pint-sized IOU by a player who went broke, she conjures a house full of trouble every time she tries to cast a spell. And to top it off, jealous magicians have hired the notorious assassin, The Axe, to cut more than the deck - ." Interiors - pages and some inside of covers have light to moderate browning, volume 3 has one page with small corner crease and volume 4 has two pages with small corner creases. Exteriors - some edges of text blocks have very light browning, slight browning to spines of four volumes, very light edge wear, volume 2 has a very light spine crease, volume 1 has a small faint stain on the bottom of the text block, volume 5 has a very small number stamped on bottom of text block, two volumes have slight spine lean. Slipcase has several light water stains on top panel, very light edge wear - mainly at corners, very small bump at bottom rear edge, a few tiny foxing marks on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA.  (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.), Aubrey, Claude.  Translated by Alice E. Kane.  Introduction by Marius Barbeau.
14 Aubrey, Claude. Translated by Alice E. Kane. Introduction by Marius Barbeau. THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA. (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.)
Toronto Peter Martin Associates 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Saul Field. 
98 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beige cloth with deep maroon lettering on spine, decoration on front cover. Clear mylar dust jacket. "Dancing touques" patterned endpapers. 10 colour illustrations, one preceding each legend, "reproduced from an original portfolio of embossed colour engravings" by Saul Field "reproduced here in five colours on Kent Drawing paper". Versos blank. Promotion material laid in: letter introducing the book; single sheet biographical notes on Claude Aubrey / Saul Field / Carl Dair (designer of the Cartier typeface) - these four items are on sheets printed with the Magic Fiddler logo at the top and the Peter Martin imprint at the bottom - a loose print of 'La Chasse-Galerie' (The Witch Canoe), "an exact reproduction of Saul Field's illustration"; copy of a Quill & Quire article by Janet Lunn entitled "Claude Aubrey"; reproduction of a Toronto Daily Star article from 1966 about Saul Field's work on the illustrations (folded in four); and a Mono Lino brochure on the Cartier typeface. Book is very slightly cocked. Very light edge browning to two of the laid in biographical sheets. Mylar dust jacket has some tiny/small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of flap-folds, corner crease on front flap, rubbing and a few scratches/tiny dents, protected in a second mylar jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
15 Avi. MIDNIGHT MAGIC.
Scholastic, New York, (1999), Ist edition. 
247 pp, 8vo, HC in wonderful pictorial dust jacket. "A servant boy who knows more than his master, a mischievous princess, and a magician who doesn't believe in magic team up to confront a mysterious ghost in Avi's most delicious tale yet!" This i s a new, unread book. NF/NF 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
1968 COOKING CLUB CALENDAR - ADVERTISING PIECE FOR MOOTE & HODGSON LIMITED, ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO., Baker, Betty / Moote & Hodgson, Orangeville, Ontario.
16 Baker, Betty / Moote & Hodgson, Orangeville, Ontario. 1968 COOKING CLUB CALENDAR - ADVERTISING PIECE FOR MOOTE & HODGSON LIMITED, ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO.
1967 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Approx. 11 3/8" H x 8" W. This calendar was an advertising piece for Moote & Hodgson Limited of Orangeville, Ontario. The binding quite cleverly consists of a piece of flexible 'gold' coloured metal, with a hole for hanging at top, which loops through all the pages of the calendar. When the 'gold' pencil that slots into the loop is removed, the pages can be taken out and re-ordered (the instructions suggest that each finished month be placed at the back of the calendar in sequence). The twelve sheets for the months each form a pocket at the bottom (for storing receipts, recipes, notes, etc.) and have a recipe illustrated with a sepiatone photograph and a menu on the front. On the reverse are additional recipes following that month's theme and a tip from Betty Baker. The calendar cover consists of a folded sheet (just over 6 1/2" H at the front) with a pasted on colour picture of a fisherman and the company details on the front. The full-sized rear section has a form for filling in the "Household Budget" on the inside (unused) and information on "Home Freezing - Fruits and Vegetables" on the reverse. The monthly recipe themes are: January - Sandwiches Supreme; February - Soup So Warm; March - Fish 'n' Things; April - Meat Miracles; May - Good ol' Cookie; June - Delectable Vegetables; July - Dessert Magic; August - Beverage Coolers; September - Countdown on Coffee Cakes; October - Thanksgiving Delights; November - Fashionable Meat Dishes; December - Salads Superb. The rear section has small creases at bottom corners, light browning at bottom rear edge, and very tiny crease at top corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
19 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL., Base, Graeme.
20 Base, Graeme. THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN SNAIL.
New York Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010 0810989654 / 9780810989658 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Graeme Base. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. Includes the small book attached to the title page which tells the original tale of the Golden Snail that inspired Wilbur's voyage. Map endpapers, enchanting full-colour illustrations throughout - with a snail hidden in every picture. "In Wilbur's favorite book, legend tells of a magnificent Golden Snail that has been banished to the Ends of the Earth by a Grand Enchanter. Inspired by this amazing story, Wilbur sets out on a daring voyage to claim the Golden Snail as his own. Along the way he encounters strange creatures and a series of challenges - rough seas, pirates, the Maze of Madness and the Dreadful Doldrums. Finally, Wilbur reaches the Ends of the Earth, but what he finds there is not quite as he imagined - ." Light partial " Withdrawn from ..." stamp on front free endpaper - no other markings in book, very minor wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light wrinkling/creasing at top edge - less at bottom edge, a very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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