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THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
1 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOWSER THE HOUND.  GREEN MEADOW SERIES., Burgess, Thornton W.
2 Burgess, Thornton W. BOWSER THE HOUND. GREEN MEADOW SERIES.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Very Good+ Good- Harrison Cady 
206 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue tweedy covers with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, top edge medium blue. Green and white endpapers, four b&w illustrations by Harrison Cady, including frontispiece (collated). "There is nothing Bowser the Hound enjoys quite so much as to hunt someone who will give him a long, hard run. That is why one day he ran so far from home, while following the trail of Old Man Coyote, that he could not find his way back to Farmer Brown's. Fortunately for Bowser, Blacky the Crow was sorry for him and led him to a strange farmhouse where he was petted and fed. But Bowser was not happy. He knew all the time that he was a prisoner and missed his snug little house and his master. If crafty Blacky had not found a way of getting him back home, and if Reddy the Fox had not been so hungry for a fat hen, Bowser still might be lost." Soft crease down spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, moderate small edge creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, several very small edge tears and a few very small edge chips, some old tape on inside, small taped tear on spine, a few tiny scuffs, three creases down front panel, some light toning on flap folds, very light soiling and rubbing on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD MOTHER WEST WIND / MOTHER WEST WIND "WHEN" STORIES / MOTHER WEST WIND'S NEIGHBORS.  3 BOOKS., Burgess, Thornton W.
3 Burgess, Thornton W. OLD MOTHER WEST WIND / MOTHER WEST WIND "WHEN" STORIES / MOTHER WEST WIND'S NEIGHBORS. 3 BOOKS.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprints Good Good- George Kerr & Harrison Cady. 
3 books - 7" H, pictorial front boards and spines (green for books 1 & 3, blue for book 2), green pictorial endpapers, each book has 4 b&w plates (including frontispieces). Number 1 & 3 have a notice about being produced under wartime conditions on title page and, with the paper of that era, are tanned. 1. Old Mother West Wind - 169 pp, no date but c1943 - "Old Mother West Wind lived in the Purple Hills. Each day she came down with her children, the Merry Little Breezes, who played in the Meadows all day long. These are the stories of their friends on the Meadow. We learn how the Breezes, always anxious to do a good deed, saved Mrs. Redwing's speckled egg and how they always helped Johnny Chuck escape Farmer Brown and his gun. We hear about Peter Rabbit's joke and Billy Mink's swimming party and Little Joe Otter's slippery slide. We learn, too, why Grandfather Frog has no tail and why Jimmy Skunk wears stripes." 16 stories in total. 2. Mother West Wind "When" Stories - 227 pp, no date - "In this volume Peter Rabbit learns all about the time when Mr. Bluebird became the herald of Mistress Spring and won his beautiful coat; when old Mr. Grouse was given his winter snowshoes; and of the time, long, long ago, when Mother Nature gave Hummer the Hummingbird his long bill because he couldn't reach the sweet juices in the hearts of the flowers with the short little bill she had given him to begin with." 16 stories in total. 3. Mother West Wind's Neighbors - 223 pp, no date but c1943 - "Johnny Chuck had to find a new home because of the wickedness of Blacky the Crow, and everybody was upset when somebody stole Mrs. Grouse's eggs. Then there was Ol' Mistah Buzzard who told wonderful stories about the sunny south, and Peter Rabbit who was so curious and friendly he knew everything that went on in the Green Meadows. And a great deal did go on and all of it makes reading that has endless delight." 15 stories in total. All books have a slight spine lean - a little more on book 2, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Books 1 & 3 have very light browning to endpapers, moderate to heavy browning to pages and edges of text block, one or two small corner bumps on boards. Book 3 has three very small areas of surface paper loss on rear pastedown. Dust jackets have either light or moderate edge wear wrinkling with some small edge chips/tears/creases, one is price-clipped, some light toning. Book 1 has fading to spine colour and heavy creasing/water stains at bottom of spine and less on front flap, some tiny light foxing marks. All dust jackets are now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
4 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FRED PERRY BORN 1909., Hewitt, Paolo.  Foreword by Dylan Jones.
5 Hewitt, Paolo. Foreword by Dylan Jones. FRED PERRY BORN 1909.
N.P. De Facto / Fred Perry UK Ltd. 2009 Very Good + 
115 pp, small 4to (10" H), stiff dark blue card covers with gold laurel emblem on front cover, "FRED PERRY" in gold on spine, dark blue endpapers. Slipcase with two gold bands and large b&w photograph of Fred Perry mid-swing. B&w and colour photog raphs. Contents: Foreword; Origins: The Laurel; Player & Playboy: The Boy Done Good; The Brand: Sportwear to Streetwear; Birth of the Teenager: The 1950s; This is the Modern World: The 1960s; Going Underground: The 1970s; Stand Down Margaret: The 1980s; Cool Britannia: The 1990s; Twenty First Century Boy: The 2000s; Attachment: Iconic and British; Picture References: Who's Who - When and Where; Acknowledgements: We Thank You. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has very light rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW:  ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA., Hussey, Ruth and Goulin, Judith.  Ian D. Macdonald, Elliott G. Heslop, John Newell, Lorelie Mitchell, Kirsten Burling.  Epilogue by James E. Bendell.
6 Hussey, Ruth and Goulin, Judith. Ian D. Macdonald, Elliott G. Heslop, John Newell, Lorelie Mitchell, Kirsten Burling. Epilogue by James E. Bendell. RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW: ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA.
Rattray Marsh Protection Association 1990 0969357303 / 9780969357308 First Edition Very Good - 
210 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps - errata slip glued in on 'Notes' section at rear. "There is a special, wild place in the heart of the City of Mississauga, where rare animals and plants thrive surrounded by development. This book is a complete and living chronicle of the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, its human settlement and natural history. It is a must for those who value such pockets of nature. Yet (it) does more. It is a statement of how we can successfully live in harmony with nature and wild things. It is an open-eyed description of how this area was preserved and how it can be maintained." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases, small slight bump at fore-edge of front cover, small very light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MANITOUS:  THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY., Johnston, Basil.
7 Johnston, Basil. THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550139924 / 9781550139921 Very Good- David Johnson. 
247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and spirits, and filled with the insight and wisdom of an ancient tribe. These engrossing stories - most of which have never before been recorded - provide a window into one of the oldest North American cultures, and hold great meaning for modern readers." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, tiny bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Selters, Andy and Zanger, Michael. THE MT. SHASTA BOOK: A GUIDE TO HIKING, CLIMBING, SKIING, AND EXPLORING THE MOUNTAIN AND SURROUNDING AREA.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 6th printing. 
118 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971016 B&w photographs, maps + folding map in pocket at rear. "Here finally is a comprehensive guidebook to Mt. Shasta, the crown jewel of California's mountains. Mt. Shasta, an immense mountain mass soaring to over 11,000 feet above its surroundings, has long been a mecca for mountaineers, skiers, hikers, spiritualists and people inspired by great mountains. On 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta's lower slopes, hikers and nordic skiers find walks and tour s among gothic forests and subalpine meadows, trips to finish in an hour or to last a week. On Shasta's upper slopes, climbers and ski mountaineers find routes from moderate to severe, many including travel on the largest glacier in Califo r n i a . F o r skiers, the book reveals quiet forest routes and divulges some of the little-known powder pockets. For climbers, the book describes virtually every route on the mountain, telling for each route what to look for and helping the pros pe ct iv e cl i mb er decide which route he or she is ready to try." Includes chapters on Water Activities, Mountain Biking, Flora and Fauna and Geology. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at to p e dge of r ear c o ver - migrates into last few pages, small light stain on fore-edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL").  VOL. No.1 1993., Tabor, P.J., Major, editor.
9 Tabor, P.J., Major, editor. THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL"). VOL. No.1 1993.
1993. 
92 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at corners of covers, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Wright, Wayne W. THORNTON W. BURGESS: A DESCRIPTIVE BOOK BIBLIOGRAPHY. REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
Sandwich, Massachusetts The Thornton W. Burgess Society 2000 962117110 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Fine Near Fine 
187 pp, 9 1/4" H. Numerous b&w illustrations plus 4 color plates. "Wayne W. Wright, the compiler of the descriptive bibliography of Burgess's books, originally published in 1979, has revised and enlarged the work. This new edition has even more illustrations, including color pictures of book covers. It includes physical descriptions of each American edition of Burgess's books, a chronology of his publications, a collection of different artists' conceptions of the most famous Burgess character, Peter Rabbit, and a checklist of sources on Burgess and his works. The updated edition contains descriptions of new volumes published since 1979, more information on the many picture books, and listings of more foreign editions and anthologies containing Burgess stories." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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