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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.
1 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
 
 
2 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
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
3 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
4 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
 
NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING., Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry.
5 Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry. NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING.
Arbor House, New York, 1977. 
340 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877951527 B&w illustrations. "This book is written as an attempt to show how magic can be taken seriously....that perhaps after all magic is real....We have chosen the title 'Natural Magic' to emphasize t hat magic is our nature, and that its unfolding is part of the natural evolution of man. The case for magic....what is magic?....Freud versus Faust (the psychology of magic)....the ether, the occult, and the higher worlds....the energies o f m a g i c . . ..the magical state of being....magical medicines (Franz Mesmer and Animal Magnetism; Mesmerism and Hypnotism; Samuel Hahnemann and magic medicines)....omens, rainmaking, the End of the World....the Final Paradox (the learning of ma gi c , th e ro le o f the magus)....Such are the contents of this unique, provocative volume...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down lower half of front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear, sli gh t glu e res idu e o n spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
6 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, creases at top of rear hinge, very light 1 1/2" line indentation on front panel picture, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICIAN'S BOY., Cooper, Susan.
7 Cooper, Susan. THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
New York Margaret K. McElderry 2004 068987622X / 9780689876226 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Serena Riglietti. 
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for the Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, and - poof! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her children; he spoils the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No child who reads this delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE EVIL ELVES. VOLUME 3 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068985756X B&w illustrations. "Moongobble has successfully completed two of his three Mighty Tasks: He's collected the Golden Acorns of Alcoona and bottled the tears of the Weeping Werewolf. There 's only one more Mighty Task to go and Moongobble will become a member of the Society of Magicians. But this might be the most difficult one of them all. Moongobble must go deep into the Great Forest of Boodle to recover the Queen's Belly B u t t o n , a magical stone that was plucked off an ancient statue by a band of elves. The Belly Button has the power to tempt its owner to do evil things - and those elves have been causing trouble left and right. Moongobble enlists the help of Ed wa rd , Ur k, the Rusty Knight, Fireball the Dragon, and Arfur, an old friend. Even with their help, this task won't be easy. Anyone who attempts to steal the Belly Button and fails will be turned into stone! Will Moongobble be able to succe ssf ull y s te al the stone and resist its powers?" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Coville, Bruce. Illustrated by Katherine Coville. THE WEEPING WEREWOLF. VOLUME 2 OF "MOONGOBBLE AND ME".
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2004, first edition. 
71 pp, 8 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0689857551 B&w illustrations. "In 'The Dragon of Doom', Moongobble successfully completed his first Mighty Task - collecting the Golden Acorns of Alcoona. So now it's time for him to complete the second one. He must bring back a bottle of the tears of the Weeping Werewolf! But werewolves are scary, dangerous creatures. How can Moongobble, a magician with a good heart but who's not much good at magic, collect the tears without being torn t o shreds? Luckil y Edward, Fireball the dragon, and Urk, Moongobble's faithful toad, are all there to help him. Together, they go in search of the Weeping Werewolf and end up with much more than they bargained for!" Ages 6-10. Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES., Garnett, Richard.  Introduction by T.E. Lawrence.
10 Garnett, Richard. Introduction by T.E. Lawrence. THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES.
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1924 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Henry Keen. 
279 pp, 9 1/2" H. Black cloth, gilt and orange lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 28 b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present), plus additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces) throughout the text. Many pages as yet unopened. A collection of fantasy short stories, including: The Potion of Lao-Tsze; The City of Philosophers; The Demon Pope; The Dumb Oracle; The Claw; Alexander the Ratcatcher; Madam Lucifer; The Talisman; The Elixir of Life; The Poet of Panopolis; Pan's Wand; A Page from the Book of Folly; The Bell of Saint Euschemon; The Philosopher and the Butterflies; Truth and her Companions; The Poison Maid; etc. Very light browning and some splitting in paper on inside hinges - holding firmly, light toning to pages, half-title page has moderate browning with outline of illustration on front pastedown, free endpapers have very light browning from boards, four very tiny stains at bottom corner margin of illustration page opposite page 216, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; wrinkling, wear and very small tears at bottom of spine; some wear at top of spine (with some light wrinkling) and also some wear at corner of boards, minor scuff mark on top of text block, very light edge wear to boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY., Gruelle, Johnny.
11 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Johnny Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Andy, Millicent the puppydog and Uncle Unk & Auntie Aunt follow a beautiful golden butterfly on an adventure that takes them to a house that makes people invisible, a singing cow and leads to the ending of a greedy magician's magic spell. small minor wrinkle to fore-edge of pages, light lean to spine, moderate edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE., Gruelle, Johnny.
12 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Worth Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. An encounter with a Hobby Horse that escaped from a cruel magician leads Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to strange adventures with Willywiggles, a magic boat and witches. Tiny very light stain in margin of page 37, light to moderate edge wear, one very small corner bump, light rubbing to rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE., Gruelle, Johnny.
13 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1960 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Justin C. Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy encounter many strange folk on their journey to a Snow White Castle where they reverse a sleeping curse with the help of a magical golden ring. Small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 73/74 - archivally taped, a few page edges with a soft wrinkle(s), slight lean to spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of rear board, a few very small rub marks on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Hambly, Barbara. Cover art by Romas. SUN-CROSS DUOLOGY. 1. THE RAINBOW ABYSS. 2. THE MAGICIANS OF NIGHT. 2 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1991, 1992), Ist pb editions. 
295 pp, 356 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "...two wizards, Jaldis and Rhion, had dared the dread Dark Well to answer the desperate call of a world without magic. Jaldis had not survived the dreadful Void. Now Rhion was alone in a world he could not imagine - the world of Germany in 1940. The four would-be wizards of the Occult Bureau welcomed him to their home in Schloss Torweg. They wanted his help desperately. But they would not heed his advice against calling up of dark magic. They needed magic to overcome the enemies they claimed were trying to conquer their fatherland. To that high mission, nothing could be neglected, however dark and ugly. They lied to him, claiming the Dark Well had been destroyed, removing his only hope of returning to Tally and his two sons. And soon he realized he was no more than a useful prisoner. But he knew the Dark Well still existed. And somehow, despite whatever they did to him, he must find a way back across the Void!" Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spines. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
15 Hancock, Niel. CIRCLE OF LIGHT, 4 VOLUMES. 1. GREYFAX GRIMWALD. 2. FARAGON FAIRINGAY. 3. CALIX STAY. 4. SQUARING THE CIRCLE.
Warner, New York, (1982/2nd, 1982/2nd, 1982/1st, 1982/1st) 
352, 349, 253, 378 pp paperbacks. "Welcome to the Enchanted Twilight World of Atlanton Earth. You are invited to enter a universe unto itself...a vast realm of forest and river, mountain and cave, town and castle...a place of peril where the forces of light and the forces of darkness meet in inexorable, immemorial combat using all the deadly weapons of armed might and all the sinister spells of eerie enchantment that wizard and witch, mortal and immortal can command." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors- light edge wear , light rubbing to covers of 2, 3, & 4 (tiny areas of text loss on rear of 2 and color loss on front of 3), light soiling to bottom of text blocks of 1 and 2, spines are flat with wrinkle on 2. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CONVENTION., Hochman, Sandra.  Illustrated by Ben Shecter.
16 Hochman, Sandra. Illustrated by Ben Shecter. THE MAGIC CONVENTION.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1971. 
Unpaginated, 8 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color. "Ever since Amanda could remember, she wanted to be a magician like her uncle Bill. When he came to New York to attend the magic convention, she went with him to t he Commodore Hotel and watched while professional magicians from the world over performed their newest and most exciting tricks. The most thrilling moment of all came when Perry the Magnificent asked Amanda to help him peform a trick on st a g e , a n d she took her first step towards her future career." Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, remander spray on bottom of book. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of s pi ne a n d fl ap - folds, small closed tear and tiny chips at top of spine - archivally taped, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, gold publisher's label on spine/front panel stating - "Doubleday reinforced library edition" - this is no t l ibr ar y dis car d. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND OTHER STORIES.  BASED ON TALES IN THE 'BLUE FAIRY BOOK'., Lang, Andrew, editor.
17 Lang, Andrew, editor. THE HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND OTHER STORIES. BASED ON TALES IN THE 'BLUE FAIRY BOOK'.
London Longmans, Green 1892 Hard Cover Good H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood. 
160 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering and decorations on front board, all edges silver. B&w illustrations. Contents: The History of (Dick) Whittington; The Goose-Girl; Trusty John; The Forty Thieves; The Master-Maid; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Light separation between page gatherings at pages 32 & 33 - pages still firmly held in binding, light toning to pages, Christmas gift inscription from 1893 on front free endpaper, remnants of a small label and small ink number on front pastedown, front inside hinge paper is split - hinge is holding firmly, small splits in paper of rear inside hinge, corners have very small bumps, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light edge wear to boards, small liquid stain on front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Morressy, John. Cover art by Dean Morrissey. KEDRIGERN SEQUENCE. 5 VOLUME SET. 1. A VOICE FOR PRINCESS. 2. THE QUESTING OF KEDRIGERN. 3. KEDRIGERN IN WANDERLAND. 4. KENDRIGEN AND THE CHARMING COUPLE. 5. A REMEMBRANCE FOR KEDRIGERN.
Ace, New York, (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1990), Ist printings. 
213 pp, 202 pp, 247 pp, 215 pp, 233 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 5 volumes. "Wizardry sure isn't what it used to be. Spells don't seem as potent, and there's been a general decline in quality of wizards practicing the craft. But when the Wizards' Guild votes to open its meetings to alchemists - as far as Kedrigern is concerned, that's the last straw. Leaving the Guild meeting in a snit, Kedrigern - master magician and purveyor of counterspells - bids adieu to his conjuring comrades to pursue a life of quiet contemplation and study. However, he soon finds just how lonely such a life can be - even with a helpful house-troll named Spot for company. What's a 160-year-old bachelor to do? The social scene on Silent Thunder Mountain is the pits. And Kedrigern is decidedly too young to even contemplate marriage - by wizardly standards, of course. It's not until after much though that our humble hero resolves himself to marriage...and so begins his quest for a bride. But will Kedrigern rush into wedlock with the first enchanted princess who speaks up?" Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, a few very small corner creases, tiny area of dis-coloration on top of textblock of book 3, spines flat with faint creases on books 4 & 5. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
20 O'Donnell, Elliott. THE DEAD RIDERS.
New York Paperback Library 1967 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
224 pp, 7" H. "While searching for treasure in the barbaric Gobi Desert, Burke Blake, a rugged adventurer and enemy of Black Magic, sees an eerie cavalcade of shadowy riders on shadowy horses. Leading them is a figure taller and more terrifying that the others. Although Blake can see little of the face below the hood, he knows that the leader of this ghostly caravan is evil incarnate - the spirit of the mighty Lovonan Wizard, Shadna Rana. Their first encounter is the beginning of a war between the two that takes them across the face of the earth - and into hell itself!" Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, light browning to inside of covers small tear at top of page leaf 123/124 - archivally taped. Exterior - light edge wear, book is cocked, spine is concave with faint crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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