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WINGS FOR PER, d'Aulaire, Ingri & d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin.
1 d'Aulaire, Ingri & d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin. WINGS FOR PER
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Ingri d'Aulaire & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. First edition notation on copyright page. Pictorial boards, black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in color and b&w. A Scandinavian boy, Per, grows up in the high mountains, dreaming of flying like the birds who are his neighbors. When war comes to his homeland, Per makes an exciting escape to America where he learns to fly so he can help free his loved ones. Light toning to pages, spine is lightly twisted, some light surface paper loss at inside top/bottom edges of boards, slight bump at top of spine, light edge and corner wear. Dust jacket flap is price-clipped, has areas of light browning on inside surface, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 95.00 USD
Pocket Books, New York, 2005, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743499212 Double page map. "The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington (North Carolina) discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was th erefore not qualified to marry anyone - which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid! With their marriages thrown into crisis, it's decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve. But with the church despera t e l y i n n eed of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time? Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington! Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organi ze t he w e dd in g s, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church. But when last-minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they're going to need a miracle to turn Chr ist mas Ev e i nt o a we dd ing day that no one will ever forget...." The book closes with three holiday recipes and seven discussion questions that could be used by book groups. Minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Ver y Go od+/ Near Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
Page, Boston, 1936, 20th impression (first published 1895). 
292 pp + ads, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (light grey boards with red lettering on spine and front board, illustration of young woman leaning on rail fence on front board), in dust jacket (wraparound illustration showing young women in Edwardia n dress on dock, waving to others in sailboat). 8 b&w plates including frontispiece. Number 4 in the Hildegarde (Hildegarde-Margaret) series, in which the Merryweather family moves in next door to the Grahames. Light browning to endpape r s a n d p a g es, scattered tiny to very small light foxing marks in top margin of plates and on some adjacent pages, two old prices blacked out by publisher and old price stamp on verso of half-title page, browning to edge of textblock, tiny fo xi ng ma rk s o n to p of textblock and top edge of boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight soling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has two old prices blacked out by publisher and small price stamp on front flap, a few small tears wi th cre a ses - ar ch iv all y taped, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 47.50 USD
4 Seymour, Alta Halverson. GALEWOOD CROSSING.
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Paul Froelich, dust jacket art. Inscribed By Author
212 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Inscribed by author on free front endpaper: "For / D____ R______ C___ / to start his library / With Best Wishes / Alta Halverson Seymour". The date "October 15, 1945 (?)" has also been written in the same ink at the top right corner of the ffep. B&w illustrated title page. This story of Tildy Gale and her family, as they journey by wagon and oxcart from Ohio to a tiny new settlement in the wilds of Wisconsin, is "full full of adventure - fire, quicksand pits, and marauding Indians." Once settled in their new log cabin, they plunge into all the duties of pioneer life and experience many ups and downs with their neighbors. The author has "drawn upon the annals and experiences of her own family. Diaries, journals, and family traditions supplied the warm, human material for (this book) and careful research provides authenticity of detail." Minor edgewear to boards, minor dust staining to textblock edges, very light foxing to rear endpapers. Dust jacket has two small chips at top of spine with creasing and closed tears, larger 1/2" piece missing from bottom of spine, tears and chips at edges and corners, light/moderate soiling and foxing at top edge of flaps - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
5 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Toronto Ginn and Company New edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket - (as issued) Alcy Kendrick, Corinne Malvern, and Ralph Shepherd. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s (ink date of 1957 on front free endpaper), this is the second reader of the Faith and Freedom series, extending the pupil's vocabulary by 229 words. Join the children as they visit the farm, go to church and school, play games, listen to stories, celebrate Christmas, etc. Charming color illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, stores, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! School stamp and small light stains/soiling on endpapers on all endpapers, two numbers in ink on free front endpaper, large crease on free rear endpaper, light browning/foxing/soiling on edges of text block, moderate edge wear, light to moderate rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
7 Soto, Gary. Illustrated by David Diaz. NEIGHBORHOOD ODES.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, (1992), Ist edition. 
68 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illustrations by David Diaz. "In an exuberant celebration of neighborhood life, award-winning pot Gary Soto writes of pleasure - the pleasure of sprinklers, of snow cones, of trips to the park. And he writes of love - the love of tennis shoes, of tortillas, of the library. There's regret in this neighborhood, when two boys can't wait till dark to light their fireworks. And there's fear, too, fear of La Llorona, whose mysterious voice calls for the childr en...There's joy, in the wedding music of the mariachis, and there's laughter, when Senor Leal's goat steals his pipe..." Light sunfading to top edge of boards, tiny stain at top of front board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light e d g e w e a r / w r i nkling. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS., Thoreau, Henry David.  Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.
8 Thoreau, Henry David. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.
Boston The Limited Editions Club 1936 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good+ Edward Steichen, photographs. Signed by Illustrator
290 pp, 10" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue/green patterned paper-covered boards, top edge dark green. Number 1225 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, signed on limitation page by the photographer, Steichen. B&w photographs "Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond". Printed at the Merrymount Press. Lacking the original slipcase. Small stain at fore-edge of page 279 on - including the rear pastedown (max size 1" x 3/8"), minor toning in margins of pages and on endpapers, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards, wear at top/bottom edges of spine with some very small tears and tiny chips, spine color has lightly faded from black to brown, two very small water marks on spine. 
Price: 400.00 USD
THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025., Whittow, Mark.
9 Whittow, Mark. THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
477 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0520204964 "This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opene d up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. Chapters cover social and economic change, iconoclasm, the institutions of the Byzantine state, the military development that allowed the empire to strike back in the tenth century, the gr owing political tensions that led to civil war in the 970s and 980s, and the halt to further advance by that war's victor, Basil II. The author gives full attention to the empire's neighbors, allies, and enemies. The origins of Russia, relations w ith the nomad power of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans and Slavs in the Balkans, and the rich but frequently ignored world of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corners of boards. Very Good/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
THE LAZY BEAR., Wildsmith, Brian.
10 Wildsmith, Brian. THE LAZY BEAR.
Franklin Watts, New York, 1974, first American edition. 
Unpaginated oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in brilliant color. "The bear was good friends with all his neighbors - until one day he found a woodcutter's wagon. For although he invited some of h is friends to share in his rides downhill he made them do all the pushing back to the top. It was the clever goat who finally showd the bear that the best way to enjoy his new possession was to share is ups and downs with his friends. An d w h e n t h e bear had learned his lesson they all played happily together." 1" x 18" surface paer loss and minor glue residue on front pastedown, minor glue residue at top/bottom of gutter of free endpapers, 2" very light glue residue removal m a rk w it h f ai nt s olver stains on rear pastedown, slight bump at top of spine and top/bottom corners of front board, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has two tears up to 2" on front panel, light browning at edges, lig ht ed ge wea r/ wr ink lin g/c reasing, soft crease down front panel, tiny tear on front flap, small piece of tape on fore-edge of rear flap. Colors are bright. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
11 Wylie, Jonathan and Margolin, David. Foreword by Einar Haugen. THE RING OF DANCERS: IMAGES OF FAROESE CULTURE.
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1981 081227783X / 9780812277838 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
182 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Scattered in the North Atlantic, 300 miles off Iceland and 400 miles off Norway lies an archipelago - the Faroe Islands. Despite centuries of foreign control, the Faroese have preserved their own distinctive identity. At present an internally self-governing dependency of Denmark, the Faroes have kept their culture alive in part by elaborating certain elements of that culture as badges of self-consciousness. (This book) is composed of a series of studies of aspects of Faroese life, language, and folkways. A recurrent theme is the continuing reformulation of Faroese culture since the islands' Viking settlement in the ninth century. The Faroes are introduced as the Faroese themselves conceive them - as islands both joined and separated by the waterways round about them. The archipelago is visualized in terms of such waterways as fjords, the points of the compass, 'home' villages, and natural and political districts. The authors also discuss Faroese society as the Faroese conceived it around 1890, by an analysis of a then popular folktale about the Ashlad. Placed in its social context, the tale appears as a kind of folk editorial on changing values and changing times. Perhaps the most important symbol of Faroese identity is the Faroese language. Although it was not made a written language until the 1840s, and ws not widely written or read until the 1890s, Faroese replaced Danish as the islands' official language. In gaining its formal register, it has come to express a modern sense of what it means to be Faroese. The most spectacular Faroese custom, the grindadrap - the slaughter of schools of pilot whatles and the celebration that follows the catch - typifies the continuity of the Faroes' anciently rooted identity. The image of the dansiringur - the 'ring' of dancers singing ballads of wars and loves of heroic times - lingers throughout the book. The dansiringur, the authors contend, represents the Faroese adaptation of large forms to a land of closely known neighbors and landscapes, the complex inward turning of the Faroese culture, its tortuous sense of wholeness. The book ends by recounting interviews in Torshavn, the Faroes' capital, with an artist, a journalist, a politician, and others. (It) vividly portrays the Faroese and makes clear why they are actively involved in preserving their culture as well as shaping it for the future." Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, several closed tears up to 3" - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998, first edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0471191590 "Internet addiction is real. Like alcoholism, drug addiction, or compulsive gambling, it has devastating effects on the lives of addicts and their families: divorce, job loss, fal ling productivity at work, failure in school, and, in extreme cases, criminal behavior. The problem has already reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the number of 'netaholics' continues to grow rapidly as more households a n d b u s i n esses go on-line....(In this book the author) shares the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse. Often using the words of the Internet addicts themselves, she presents the stories of dozens of lives that were shattered b y an o v er wh el mi ng compulsion to surf the Net, play MUD games, or chat with distant and invisible neighbors in the timeless limbo of cyberspace. Why is the Internet so seductive? What are the warning signs of Internet addiction? Is recovery p oss ibl e? D r. You ng ans wers these questions and more. She provides a questionnaire to help Net users determine whether they are addicts, and offers concrete steps to help problem users regulate Internet usage and devise a more balanced pla ce for it i n t heir da ily liv es. For Internet addicts as well as their parents, spouses, friends, and employers, (it) offers guidance on where and how to seek help from counselors, therapists, and other professionals who take this affliction se rio usly . Fo r me ntal heal th p rofe ssio nals, this book provides insights into the nature and causes of Internet addiction and encourages (them) to expand their addiction recovery programs to address the specific problems of Internet addicts." Lig ht wr inklin g at top o f spi ne, s catte red f aint liquid marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, and very light wrinkling along top edge, light water mark at top edge of front panel near flap-fol d. V ery Go od/Very Good - 
Price: 30.00 USD

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