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MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN., 'BB'.  (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.)
1 'BB'. (Denys Watkins-Pitchford.) MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN.
London Edmund Ward 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Good Denys Wakins-Pitchford ('BB') 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. Yellow cloth with dark green lettering on spine, dark green silhouette on front board. Four colour plates (including frontispiece) and two b&w drawings on each page of text. Monty Woodpig (a hedgehog) has a lovely caravan but is lonely until he meets Millie Gonbysi (a dormouse). The two marry and set out on a honeymoon trek to the seaside. They have several adventures that lead them to the conclusion that home in Foxglove Spinney is best. Gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, spine is very slightly twisted, light browning to spine, a few small very light stains on boards, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 395.00 USD
 
 
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR., Aldridge, Janet.
2 Aldridge, Janet. THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR.
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1914. 
255 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue/green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of girl with paddle coming out of tent on front board and a pair of crossed logs on spine), in dust jacket. 4 b&w illustrati ons, including frontispiece. The further camping adventures of the Meadow-Brook girls, set in early 20th century America. The titles on the back of the dust jacket list up to "The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts". Heavy browning t o p a g e s , front inside hinge paper is split, heavy browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, a few very small white soiling marks on spine and boards. Dust jacket has heavy wear at top/bottom of spine an flap-folds, small chips and t ea rs wi th c re as es , small erased pencilled numbers on front flap. Good/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
3 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
 
 
4 Foster, Marion, written and illustrated by. PONY TALES. THE PIXIE BOOK SERIES.
Collins, (Great Britain, n.d.). 
Unpaginated (approx. 28 pp.), square 32mo (approx. 4" x 4"), thick card covers in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated throughout. A little girl falls in love with a seaside pony and is given him for her birthday. Light wear at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very tiny tear at bottom of first page at gutter. Dust jacket light edge wear, a few very small tears, one small chip and a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
5 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: tradi t i o n a l style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Harrold, John, Illustrator. Stories by Ian Robinson. (Rupert.) RUPERT ANNUAL NO. 59, 1994. (THE DAILY EXPRESS ANNUAL.)
Pedigree, Exeter, 1994. 
93 pp, 4to, hard cover (pictorial boards showing Rupert riding on Uncle Boris' shoulders at seaside) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color by John Harrold. 5 stories, coloring page (not colored), spot the differences page (not marked). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump to top corners of boards, minor rubbing, small shallow bump to bottom edge of rear board. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Leasor, James. GREEN BEACH.
London Heinemann 1975 434410241 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good+ 
250 pp., 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. 'Green Beach' was the code name for a small seaside town near Dieppe where, on August 19, 1942, Canadian & British troops landed in Operation Jubilee, an essential rehearsal for the D-Day landings two years later. Light to moderate browning on pages, previous owner's name/date on front free end paper, small closed tears and one small chip at the top of pages 133/134 & 135/136, small piece missing from top of pages 131/132, a few small/tiny stains on pages 148 to 152, 1" piece missing from top of pages 143/144, browning to edges of text block and to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear, light wrinkling along top edge, faint dampness marks long top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND.  CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS NUMBER 36., MacDonald, George.
8 MacDonald, George. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS NUMBER 36.
London J.M. Dent 1973 0460050362 / 9780460050364 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ E.H. Shepard. 
325 pp, 8 1/2" H. Buff coloured cloth with pattern in blue, green lettering on spine, green lettering and decoration on front board, blue pattern repeated on endpapers. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece - all present), plus b&w illustrations throughout text. First published in 1870, this classic fantasy tale tells the story of a lovable little boy, Diamond, and the Lady North Wind, who takes him on adventures from his 'bedroom' in a hayloft. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate areas of edge wear with one or two tiny edge tears, light edge wrinkling, 1" scuff on front hinge, very slight fading to spine colour, two very small blank labels over original price on front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
9 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Good Good- Dust jacket art by M.L. Kirk. 
346 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H). Medium blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 1922 on copyright page. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe finally marry and make their home at Four Winds. 1940's birthday inscription on free front endpaper, tiny faint foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of textblock. a few vey small light stains on bottom of textblock - some migrate into bottom margin of some pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards, a few light wrinkles on rear board. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several very small edge tears and tiny chips - some with creases, small chips and tears at top of spine, wrinkling and a few tiny stains on spine, light rubbing/soiling on spine and rear panel, soft creases on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRIGHTON & HOVE 1963., N/A.
10 N/A. BRIGHTON & HOVE 1963.
Brighton Corporation, Brighton, 1963. 
128 pp, 9" H, soft cover - large fold-out "1963 Brighton and Hove Accommodation List and Map" laid in. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, advertisements, two page street map. A tourist guide. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover - migrates slightly into first few pages. tiny scuff on front cover - two on rear cover, light wrinkling on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAILS IN THE VALLEYS., Page, James.
11 Page, James. RAILS IN THE VALLEYS.
Guild Publishing, London, (1989), book club edition. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Many b&w photographs. "After a vividly-described journey up the Taff, the author evokes the very smells and sounds of the railways with a series of thematic chapters, such as on moving the coal, weekend excursion seaside traffic, engine sheds large and small, valley sheds and stations. Rural byways, the LMS in the valleys and the railway ports are all informative, entertaining and illustrated with the very best of photographs superbly prod uced..." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock, area of print mis-alignment and ink smudging within text of page 79 - still legible. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, tiny chip at top of rear hinge, very light rubbing. VG- /VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DEVON AND CORNWALL.  AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.  BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES., Piggott, P.J., compiler.  (H. Tapley Soper, et al.)
12 Piggott, P.J., compiler. (H. Tapley Soper, et al.) DEVON AND CORNWALL. AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES.
Cheltenham Edward J. Burrow Soft Cover Good 
110 pp, 7" H. 2 fold-out maps, b&w and coloured photographs, advertisements. No date. Contents: Maps (Folding Map of Devon and Cornwall / Folding Map of L. and S.W.R.); Axminster; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bodmin and Wadebridge; Boscastle and Tintagel; Bude; Budleigh Salterton; Camelford; Clovelly; Exeter (The Cathedral / The Guildhall / Royal Albert Memorial / Excursions); Exmouth (The Sea Front / Manor House Grounds / Churches / Sports and Pastimes / Steamboat Trips); Honiton; Ifracombe (General Characteristics / Wildersmouth Beach / Pier and Harbour, Hillsborough and the Tors / Indoor and Outdoor Amusements / Climatic Advantages); Lauceston; Lynton and Lynmouth; Newquay; Padstow; Plymouth; Seaton; Sidmouth; Tavistock. Postage will be reduced for this light item for most destinations. Interior - book is cracked at map page 14/15 but holding firmly, bump to bottom corner of pages. Exterior - sharp small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, light to moderate soiling/rubbing on covers, small tear and chip at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
INTRODUCING PORTUGAL., Salter, Cedric.
13 Salter, Cedric. INTRODUCING PORTUGAL.
Methuen, London, 1956, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few countries offer such a wide variety of scenery in so small an area as this. No traveller can be properly introduced to a country without being told something of it s history, and Mr. Salter regales (us) with fascinating stories about the great figures of Portugal's past - the Knights Templar, the Dukes of Braganza, Henry the Navigator, and countless others. There are constant reminders of the histori c a l l i n k s between Portugal and England, and a full account of the port wine trade. This is, too, primarily a book to be read on holiday, and the reader is introduced to such diverse places as the great seaside resort of Estoril, the little to wn o f S in tr a an d its lovely old palace, the vast and unforgettable Convent of St. John the Baptist that dominates Tomar, and the flowery sub-tropical island of Madeira." Small surface paper pull at bottom edge of free front endpaper - arc hiv all y t ap ed, ti ny fo xin g mark on page 16 and on adjacent picture page verso, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small light bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrink ling , th ree sma ll c lose d t ear s wi th soft creasing archivally taped, light browning, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS., Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph.
14 Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph. JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS.
Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
54 pp, 8 3/8" H - tourist brochure. No date, but mention of a hotel having been built in 1931 and the visit of the Pan-American Medical Association in 1935. B&w photographs, maps (including centrefold of Kingston), advertisements, with red used for some titles and accents. Contents: A Day in Jamaica; The Island of Jamaica; Sports and Amusements; General Information; Plan of Kingston; Index of Advertisers; Index of Photographers; Climate and Health; Seaside Resorts; Mountain Resorts; Hot Springs; Hotels and Boarding Houses; Shipping and Air Service from U.S.A.; Shipping Services from Great Britain; Shipping Services from Canada and Europe; Railway Time Table (Kingston and Montego Bay / Kingston and Ewarton / Kingston, May Pen, and Frankfield / Kingston and Port Antonio). Interior - light small curl to top corner of most pages, small soft bump at bottom corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, business 'Compliments of...' ink stamp on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY:  SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT., Walker, Willa.
15 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, small light soiling mark at fore-edge of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." One slight corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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