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WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES., Alden, Raymond MacDonald.
1 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
 
 
THE ITALIAN SPRING., Avery, Gillian.  Illustrated by John Verney.
2 Avery, Gillian. Illustrated by John Verney. THE ITALIAN SPRING.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1972), first American edition. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Holt Library edition with gold wraparound sticker on dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "When her uncle died, Maria had no idea what would become of her. She dreaded being sent away to school , but it seemed that there was nowhere else to go. When a distant, elderly relative arrived from Italy to settle her uncle's estate, Maria suddenly found herself with a new guardian and a new home in a foreign land. At first she hated Italy, where it always seemed to rain, but when she arrived at her relative's villa outside of Florence and met the energetic Cordelia, the situation began to change at once. If it had not been for Cordelia, Maria would never have ventured beyond the garden of the villa and then she would never have visited the little town at the foot of the hill, nor would she have ever seen the wonderful painting that was to mean so much..." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped, small chip and tears at top of spine area - a few other tiny tears (one with crease) and chips, light browning and soiling, small light stain on rear panel, light to moderate edge wear, light edge wrinklin g. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT:  GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE.  (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.), Barratt, Nick, introduction.
3 Barratt, Nick, introduction. THE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT: GREAT GREAT STORIES FROM THE NATION'S FAMILY TREE. (THE 50 WINNING ENTRIES PLUS THE BEST OF THE REST.)
National Archives, Richmond, 2004. 
196 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1903365759 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "The History Channel launched The Family History Project in September 2003 with the belief that every family has a great story t o tell. The nation was invited to share the tales of its ancestors. The thousands of entries revealed a wealth of human experience, from grand achievement to everyday life, love and loss. Here we reproduce the favourites, illustrated wit h p h o t o g r aphs from home archives. Well-known family historian Nick Barratt provides research tips for those inspired to research their own family trees. In these pages you will meet heroes, lovers, travellers and survivors, as well as fami ly sk el et on s an d some famous figures. Individually, the stories captivate. Together, they bring the nation's family history to life in a most extraordinary way." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor ed g e w rin kle on r ear c over. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DAUGHTER OF HETH., Black, William (1841-1898).
4 Black, William (1841-1898). A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good E. Welch Ridout. 
414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
5 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES., Cullen, Sean.  Illustrated by Johann Wessels.
6 Cullen, Sean. Illustrated by Johann Wessels. HAMISH X AND THE CHEESE PIRATES.
Puffin Canada, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
293 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670065021 B&w illustrations. "The mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency - Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked b y a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by them s e l v es...." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT., Dickens, Charles.
7 Dickens, Charles. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Good+ A.H. Buckland. 
808 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edges gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Falling out with his cantankerous grandfather, Martin Chuzzlewit attempts to make his way in the world by apprenticing himself to the scheming architect, Seth Pecksniff. Dimissed by Pecksniff at his grandfather's insistence, he embarks for America with the congenitally cheerful Mark Tapley, who is desperate to find an environment that he feels will test his congenial nature. After a series of unpleasant adventures, Martin and Mark return to England, Martin is reconciled with his grandfather, scoundrels are exposed and faithful love is rewarded. Light to moderate browning to pages - mainly at margins, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, light fading to spine colour, tiny split at top of hinges a few small faint scuff marks on spine and covers. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
OLIVER TWIST., Dickens, Charles.
8 Dickens, Charles. OLIVER TWIST.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
448 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "Please sir, I want some more." Dickens' story of the journey of a young orphan, his abuse by those in authority, his escape to London where he does his best to elude a criminal gang determined to corrupt him and his eventual rescue. A dark story of child labour, criminals, street children, poverty and despair, peopled with memorable characters like the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Mr. Bumble, Bill Sikes and Nancy. Small area of very light stains on fore-edge of text block, very small crease at bottom corner of pages 167 to 176, minor edge wear to covers, tiny faint scuff on front cover. Slipcase has light edge and corner wear, very small dent on one front edge, light creasing along top/bottom panels, top/bottom panels are concave. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP., Dickens, Charles.
9 Dickens, Charles. THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
696 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Wishing to provide for his beloved granddaughter's future beyond the takings of their 'curiosity shop', Little Nell's grandfather takes to gambling and, through borrowing from the moneylender Daniel Quilp, loses everything they own. As beggars, they head to the Midlands and encounter many adventures, but the grandfather has lost his grip on reality and the strain of looking after them is too much for Nell. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES.  7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES.  THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION.  7 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Foster, Alan Dean.
10 Foster, Alan Dean. ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES. 7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES. THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION. 7 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Darrell K. Sweet (1-4), cover art. 
Seven of the first eight books of the 'Pip and Flinx' series - 6 7/8" H. ***Please note: "For Love of Mother-Not" is not included in this grouping - it would be book 1 or book 5, depending on whether you are reading in publication or chronological order.*** 1. Tar-Aiym Krang - 251 pp, 1983 8th printing, ISBN 034530280X. "The planet (Moth) attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers - a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying-snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest - most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead!" 2. Orphan Star - 234 pp, 1977 20th printing, ISBN 0345324498. "His birth had been shrouded in mystery, and all Flinx knew of himself was that he'd been abandoned by those who had spawned him. Raised by Mother Mastiff in the marketplace of Drallar, Flinx eventually discovered that his unknown parents had bequeathed to him a curious legacy - a legacy of extraordinary mental powers that were both an incalculable asset and a most dangerous liability. (It) would lead him - and his potent protector, the minidrag Pip - into the clutches of one of the most depraved and powerful men in the galaxy - on to a harrowing search for the truth about his birth - and out of one world into another on his most dangerous adventure ever." 3. End of the Matter - 246 pp, 1987 7th printing, ISBN 0345334655. "Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeplanet of his flying snake. There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx's mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn't know what real trouble was until he realized that the Qwarm - a deadly assassin squad - were three steps behind him with a contract to kill." 4. Bloodhype - 249 pp, 1977 2nd printing, ISBN 0345258452150. "Bloodhype was the most dangerous drug in the galaxy. It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciatingly slow death, and there was no known - or unknown - antidote. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy. Someone, somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!". 5. Flinx in Flux - 324 pp, 1988 12th printing, ISBN 0345343638. "(When Flinx and Pip) found an unconscious young woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, Flinx wasn't surprised. Nor was he shocked to learn that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist, abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins. Flinx could see no harm in returning Clarity to her base before continuing on his way, but he was tired of solving other people's problems. He had his own life to get back to. So he was unprepared for the emotional effect the beautiful Clarity had on him. But while Flinx fought to deal with his unexpected dilemma, the assassins were still at work. They would do anything to stop the research on Longtunnel and would kill anyone or anything that got in their way." 6. Mid-Flinx - 346 pp, 1996 2nd printing, ISBN 0345406443. "(An) evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again - this time into uncharted space, on a random course they hoped would foil their pursuers. They found more than they bargained for when they landed on Midworld, a verdant planet covered by an immense jungle, hosting an incredible variety of plant and animal life - all of it unknown and all of it deadly. And now they were in real trouble. Their hiding place was in danger of discovery, and their only hope lay with this bizarre and untamed planet - if it didn't kill them first!" 7. Reunion - 342 pp, 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0345418689. "Usiing his enhanced empathic abilities, Flinx finesses his way into a top-secret security installation on Earth. Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out." Interiors - most books have light to moderate browning to inside of covers, most books have minor to very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - two books with some tiny corner creases, one book with one 1" corner crease, four books with some light spines creases, one book with light sun fading to spine colour, three books with light spine lean and one with very light spine lean, all books have very light edge wear, very light browning to some edges of text blocks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Gandy, M., editor. (Peter Elliott, Andrea Tanner, Gillian Clark, Margaret Belcher, Merle Grinly, Bernard Aspinwall, Pamela Horn, Else Churchill.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. MARCH 2002. VOL. 27 NO. 5. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 2002. 
Paging runs 197 - 244, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Interpreting Records of Service for Great War Airmen; The Best Laid Plans: Peter le Neve and his Misappropriated Manuscripts; Records of Thomas Coram's F oundling Hospital; Transmission of Real Estate by Death in Queensland; North Ayrshire Lithuanians; Migratory Maids and the National Vigilance Association; Library Searches at the SoG; Correspondence; Readers' queries; Deaths; Book reviews. I n t e r i o r - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny bump at bottom of spine, a few soft creases on front cover, minor rubbing on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
12 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
13 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Pamela Horn, John Titford, Norman P Stanley, Jack Renforth Scarr.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1997. VOL. 25 NO. 10. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1997. 
Paging runs 393 - 440 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The emigration of pauper children to Canada 1870-1914; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; The Chester manuscript and the Harleian Society - Quaritch and Foster vs Cokayn e and Armytage; Foreign soldiers in the British army 1793-1815; Manning the navy - was your ancestor press-ganged?; Correspondence; Notes and news; Deaths; Obituary; The missing 7,000 - Part III; The Family Records Centre; Readers' queries ; F e d e r a t i on News; Book reviews; Volunteers; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, slight small bump to bottom corn er of b oo k, l ig ht w rinkling on covers near spine, one small soft corner crease, light soiling and light printing ink smudges on rear cover, tiny dint to fore-edge of pages. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROOT CELLAR., Lunn, Janet.
15 Lunn, Janet. THE ROOT CELLAR.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1981, 1st edition. 
247 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919630308 Map endpapers. "Imagine climbing down the steps of an abandoned root cellar - and finding yourself suddenly transported into the world of a hundred years ago....Imagine meeting a boy and a girl who are a part of that world, making friends with them, and getting caught up with them in the excitement and chaos of the American Civil War across the border....This is what happens to Rose Larkin. Rose is an orphan, who lives in N ew York City. But when she is twelve years old she is packed off to live with relatives in an old farmhouse in Ontario. She is lonely and unhappy....until one day she discovers the old root cellar - and stumbles into the world of the 186 0 ' s . T h e r e Rose makes friends with Will and Susan, and when Will runs away to fight, and does not return, she realizes she must reach across time to help save him. She and Susan set out on a journey that brings them into unexpected dangers an d ad ve n tu re s - a journey on which Rose gains the strength and confidence to deal with her own world." Faint corner crease on dedication and contents pages, small surface paper pull at top of rear endpapers at gutter, light rubbing on board s, on e t iny c o rne r b um p, small shallow bump at bottom edge of boards, small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, a few light soiling marks on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACOB FAITHFUL., Marryat, Captain.  Introduction by  R. Brimley Johnson.
16 Marryat, Captain. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. JACOB FAITHFUL.
London / New York J.M. Dent & Sons / E.P. Dutton Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 
429 pp, 7" H. Deep red cloth with blind stamped emblem on front board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge brown. Pictorial endpapers, decorated title page. No date. Originally published in 1834. Born on the River Thames and never having set foot on land until the age of eleven, Jacob Faithful is left an orphan. Having obtained an education and an apprenticeship to Old Tom, a waterman, he makes his way through a variety of adventures, including being 'pressed' into the Royal Navy. Very light browning to pages - mainly in margins, small label from bookseller on rear pastedown with some colour offset on free rear endpaper, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor lean to spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANNE OF THE ISLAND., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
17 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF THE ISLAND.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
326 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering/trillium illustration on spine and dark blue lettering/pine cone illustration on front board. Third book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "(B)egins when Anne is eighteen and describes her college life, new friends and finally her romance." Three very small corner bumps, slight browning/fafing to edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several tiny chips and small edge tears, some light foxing marks, light soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AKIN TO ANNE:  TALES OF OTHER ORPHANS., Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud).  Edited by Rea Wilmshurst.
18 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud). Edited by Rea Wilmshurst. AKIN TO ANNE: TALES OF OTHER ORPHANS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771061560 / 9780771061561 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
256 pp. 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "In this exciting collection of rediscovered tales - none of which have been available since its original publication (in newspaper or magazine) - L.M. Montgomery has brought to life a multitude of characters who share not only Anne's initial loneliness and vulnerability but also her spunkiness and charm. Their stories are told in Montgomery's own inimitable, heart-warming style. This important new collection reclaims at last a long-lost part of our rich literary heritage. Never before have these charming and poignant tales of orphans been assembled within one cover. Admirers of Montgomery will treasure this anthology; it reflects her personal experience of loneliness and lovelessness, and her bittersweet memories of adversity overcome." "Of the nineteen stories in this collection, only seven are about children. There are school girls alone in the world, middle-aged men and women with no one to care for, and older men and women whose lives are empty of love and family. In keeping with her longing for a happier life for herself, Montgomery finds warm and loving homes for all her lonely characters." Minor rub and a tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, small corner crease on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR:  STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST., Nagishkin, Dmitri.  Translated by Emily Lehrman.  Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov.
19 Nagishkin, Dmitri. Translated by Emily Lehrman. Introduction by A.P. Okladnikov. FOLKTALES OF THE AMUR: STORIES FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1980 0810909138 / 9780810909137 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Gennady Pavlishin. 
224 pp, 11 1/2" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, including decorative borders to pages. "A collection of 31 traditional tales from that far eastern part of Russia that lies along the banks of the Amur River." Contents include: How the Bear and the Chipmunk Stopped Being Friends; The Cuckoo's Riches; The Strongest in the World; Seven Fears; The Braggart; The Hare and the Magpie; The Birch Boy; Sable Souls; The Chinese Bride; How a Bear Kept a Reindeer; The Fleetest of Foot; The Stupid Rich Man; Two Weak Ones Against One Strong One; The Golden Neckband, etc., etc. Minor soiling to bottom edge of boards, very small piece of glue residue on top of text block at spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge, light toning to spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LEON GARFIELD.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Natov, Roni.  (Leon Garfield.)
20 Natov, Roni. (Leon Garfield.) LEON GARFIELD. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
Twayne, New York, (1994), first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805770429 "In his historical novels, adventure stories, ghost stories, and fairy tales, the contemporary children's writer Leon Garfield consistently portrays the mystery of human identity, which he describes as 'the only mystery one can unravel endlessly'. In this first book-length study of Garfield, Roni Natov chronicles the career of this natural storyteller whose work is permeated with the theme of spiritual renewal. An insightfu l interview with Garfield prefaces Natov's genre-organized analysis." F/F 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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