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GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
1 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.  (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF)., (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.)
2 (Hans Christian Andersen, et al.) PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES. (PUSS IN BOOTS / THE GOOSE GIRL / SNOWDROP / BLANCH AND ROSALINDA / THE THREE SOLDIERS / THE TIN SOLDIER / THE UGLY DUCKLING / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / A PRINCESS IN DIGUISE / THE YELLOW DWARF).
Springfield, Massachusetts McLoughlin Bros. Hard Cover Good 
10" H. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. No date. Many b&w illustrations. Each tale is paginated separately. 'Snowdrop' is a version of 'Sleeping Beauty'. Browning to pages and endpapers, two small tears in rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, 1/2" dia. stain on one page of 'Beauty and the Beast' - text is legible, light to moderate edge wear to bards, wrinkling on spine cloth, very light rubbing on boards, tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Barringer, Lewin B. With N.H. Randers-Pehrson, Paul Schweizer, Milton Stoughton, Ernest Schweizer, Karl O. Lange & Charles H. Colvin. FLIGHT WITHOUT POWER: THE ART OF GLIDING AND SOARING.
New York Pitman 1940 Hard Cover Very Good 
251 pp, 9 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue lettering and silhouette on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Foreword; History of Motorless Flight; Aerodynamics; Types of Gliders; Design, Construction and Maintenance; Launching Methods; Soaring Meteorology; Instruments; Flight Training; Soaring Technique; Soaring Sites; Clubs; Future of Gliding and Soaring; Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, slight bump to corners on rear board, slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT., Bringolf, Lieutenant.  Edited by Blaise Cendrars.  Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells.
4 Bringolf, Lieutenant. Edited by Blaise Cendrars. Translated from the French by Warre B. Wells. I HAVE NO REGRETS: THE STRANGE LIFE OF A DIPLOMAT-VAGRANT.
New York E.P. Dutton 1932 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
286 pp, 8vo (8 13/16") H, green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket. B&w photographs (collated). "Brilliant Embassy Attache in the capitals of Europe and patron of pawnbrokers; favourite partner at Court balls in Vienna and Berlin, and dishwasher at the Savoy Hotel in Rosario de Santa-Fe in Argentina; courtier and lover of Princesses, and old offender at the Assize Court; member of the 'Guestphalia' student corps at Heidelberg, and on the roll-call of the Foreign Legion; hero of many battles of the Great War, and nameless stoker on board the steamer 'Sylvia'; honoured guest in hotels de luxe, and unwilling guest in the forbidding dungeons of La Guadalupe prison at Lima in Peru; as well known to the attendants in the sleeping-cars of the great international expresses as to the drivers of prison vans; sleeping under bridges, or renting princely apartments; with handcuffs on his wrists today, and decorated with the Legion of Honour tomorrow; regarded by some as a crook, and by others as a hero; ever wavering despite himself between good and evil - in the end he succeeded in reconciling his temperament with the world, and, since he is no more, I can make public today these fragments of the 'Memoirs' of the late Lieutenant Bringolf." Foreword - Blais Cendrars. Browning to endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks and light dust soiling on top of text block, slight browning to fore-edge of text block, light sun fading and tiny foxing marks on edges of boards, heavy sun fading to rear hinge and spine color - lettering still very legible, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on parts of rear board. 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING.  VOL. I.  (SERIES I), Browning, Mrs.  (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)
5 Browning, Mrs. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.) POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING. VOL. I. (SERIES I)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
576 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 illustrations, inccluding frontispiece, decorated title page. A collection of the works of Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including: The Tempest; The Romaunt of Margret; The Deserted Garden; The Lay of the Brown Rosary; Lady Geraldine's Courtship; To Flush, my Dog; Sleeping and Watching; The Romance of the Swan's Nest; Sonnets from the Portuguese; Aurora Leigh, etc. Very liight edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also tiny foxing marks on fore-edge. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, a few small splits at joints, several black ink marks on top and rear panel, light rubbing. 
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
 
 
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
7 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 spine, tiny bump to three corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling to top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
INTO THE GREEN., de Lint, Charles.  (Delint.)
8 de Lint, Charles. (Delint.) INTO THE GREEN.
New York TOR 1993 0312080875 / 9780312080877 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- John Howe, jacket art. 
254 pp, 8 1/2" H.. "The harp was a gift from Jacky Lantern's fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings. She used it in her journeys through the kingdoms of the Green Isles, to wake the Summerblood where it lay sleeping in folk who had never known they were witches. This was the way the Middle Kingdom survived - by being remembered, by its small magics being served, by the interchange of wisdom and gossip between man and those he shared the world with - the birds, the bests, the hills, the trees. Harping, she knew, was one third of a bard's spells. Harping and poetry, and the road that led into the green - ." Slight lean to spine, bump at top of spine, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has crease down the top half of the spine, a few small edge tears and creases, some wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small dents on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE., Gruelle, Johnny.
9 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
 
 
10 Logue, Victoria and Logue, Frank. THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKER. (REVISED EDITION OF "THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKER'S PLANNING GUIDE".)
Birmingham, AL Menasha Ridge Press 2000 0897321618 / 9780897321617 2nd Edition, 7th Printing. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "Stretching more than 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation's premier hiking trail. (This book) is the essential guide for anyone preparing for a hike of any length along this trail. Through anecdotes, (it) prepares hikers for what to expect from animals, weather, other hikers, and more. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of experience on the nation's oldest trail system into this commonsense guide. (It) offers essential information on: Tents; Sleeping Gear; Clothing; Water Purifiers; Backpacks; Boots; Stoves." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE.  VOLUME 1., MacBride, Morrison Mann.
11 MacBride, Morrison Mann. SELECTED POEMS FROM THE PEN OF THE HONOURABLE MORRISON MANN MACBRIDE. VOLUME 1.
Brantford, Ontario Ralph V. MacBride 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
149 pp, 8 3/4" H, black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and decoration on front board. Two b&w photographs. Poems by a former mayor of Brantford, Ontario, who was a printer by trade and once the Minister of Labour for Ontario. Includes a 'Biographical Sketch' by his son, Ralph V. MacBride. Titles include, To the Folks: The printer man; The Crimes Beyond the Rhine: Who's to stay the hand of Hitler?; To-day and Then: In Flanders Fields the poppies grow; Christmas: Here's a wish for all good neighbours; Ireland: In Ireland now, a Spaniard rules; Saint Patrick's Day: It must have been God's heart; World Peace: Anglo-Saxon hearts have quickened; The Canadian Call: O'er all this land, there floats a flag; If They Could Speak: To our soldier sons now sleeping; To "Do" and Then to Teach: The Prince of Wales, he showed the way; Sportsmanship: If you knew well that you were wrong; Fishin' Time: Have you ever gone afishin'; The Armistice: The armistice was signed; The Lions Club and the Children: If you love God's little children; Along the Way: Our lives must touch with other lives; etc., etc. Light to moderate browning to endpapers, very light browning at page edges, light foxing at bottom of pages xv to xix, small dent and tear at bottom edge of pages 127 to 152, very light bump at top corners of boards, light soiling on boards - mainly front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP., Massie, Diane Redfield.
12 Massie, Diane Redfield. CHAMELEON THE SPY AND THE TERRIBLE TOASTER TRAP.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1982 069004223X / 9780690042238 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Diane Redfield Massie. 
Unpaginated, 9 1/4" H. Color and b&w illustrations by the author. "Something very strange is going on in Beantown. It's a Monday morning and no one has raised the flag! And, everyone seems to be asleep - even the mayor! Most outrageous of all, while the whole town snoozes, some one is robbing it bare! Once again the irrepressible Chameleon, the master of disguise and renowned super spy, springs into action as he outwits two wily crooks to solve the mystery of the terrible toaster trap and save the day for Beantown." Dust jacket has been price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER., Merrilees, Francis.
13 Merrilees, Francis. LEGENDS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER.
Edinburgh Moray Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- James Miller. 
75 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). 8 full-page b&w illustrations from drawings by James Miller, A.R.S.A., R.S.W. The legends are presented in poem form, and most are preceded by a short prose introduction. Contents: Dandy Jim; London Scottish; Langminnan's Corpse; K.O.S.B.; The Fairies of Poldeoch; Angler's Hymn; Loch O' The Deil; North and South; The Witch of Crawick Mill; Auld Auchan; The Horse Couper and Michael Scott; Doddie Maxwell; The Priest's Rock; The Haly Wheel; The Lost Kirk; The Wedding of Alexander the Third; The Grey Mare's Tail; Are Ye Sleeping, Mr. Kello?; Royal Scot. Light edge wear, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine, one closed tear, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Nostbakken, Janis and Humphrey, Jack. THE CANADIAN INVENTIONS BOOK: INNOVATIONS, DISCOVERIES AND FIRSTS.
Toronto Greey de Pencier 1976 0919872247 / 9780919872240 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
159 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Preface; Out of the Ground; Wheels and Rails; Airborne; Communicating; Water, Ice and Snow; Odds and Ends; A Timetable of Canadian Inventions; Resources for More Information; Index. Interior - very tiny bump to top corner of first 15 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Perrault, Charles. THE FAIRY TALES OF CHARLES PERRAULT.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Fine Edmund Dulac. 
185 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with a binding design in gold, pink, green and pale blue redrawn by David Eccles from Edmund Dulac's design for 'My Days with the Fairies' by Mrs. R. Stawell, gray endpapers. 30 colour illustrations (including frontispiece) by Dulac plus b&w vignettes. Dark red slipcase. Contents: The Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding-Hood; Blue Beard; Puss in Boots; The Fairy; Cinderella; Riquet-with-the-Tuft; Hop-o'-my-Thumb; Beauty and the Beast. Very minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMAN LEGIONS RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.  EUROPA MILITARIA SPECIAL NO. 2., Peterson, Daniel.
17 Peterson, Daniel. THE ROMAN LEGIONS RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS. EUROPA MILITARIA SPECIAL NO. 2.
London Windrow & Greene 1992 1872004067 / 9781872004068 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "New archaeological discoveries, combined with reconstruction of and practical experiments with Roman military equipment are today changing long-held theories about what the Roman soldier actually looked like, how he lived, marched and fought In this book, for the first time, the 500-year story of the evolution of the Roman legionary, his armour and equipment is told not by means of the usual artist's impressions, but in vivid colour photographs of museum-quality reconstructions. Military historian and museum curator Daniel Peterson has been active in the field of 'living history' for many years; he is the organiser of one of the largest and most accurate Roman reconstruction groups, and a member of the world's only authentically reconstructed Roman cavalry unit. He has marched and ridden hundreds of miles across what was once the Roman Empire, reliving the day-to-day experiences of Roman soldiers of nearly 2,000 years ago. He and his comrades are much more than 're-enactors': authentically armoured and equipped, preparing and eating authentic rations, sleeping in authentically reconstructed leather tents, and carrying out rigorous marches, training and battle simulations, they are true 'experimental archaeologists' who are gaining new insights into the greatest army in Western history." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WAKING NANABIJOU: UNCOVERING A SECRET PAST., Poling, Jim, Sr.
18 Poling, Jim, Sr. WAKING NANABIJOU: UNCOVERING A SECRET PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1550027573 / 9781550027570 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
287 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "A woman from Northern Ontario is buried; her jewellery box reveals a mystery. Veteran Canadian journalist Jim Poling took on the most important assignment of his career: Just who was his mother? Why did she take a lifelong secret to her grave? The author searches for clues throughout Alberta and the Ontario communities of Thunder Bay and Chapleau, the CPR town where the people he believed were his ancestors played out their roles in building the national railway. A search that began in anger at his mother's secrecy concludes with an understanding of her actions. In the process, he explores the place of families within Canadian society and reveals the shameful ongoing discrimination against Native peoples and the abusive treatment of illegitimacy. Throughout, glimpses of working life in newsrooms add insider perspectives on the 'handling' of our daily news. Poling observes that Canada will never realize its true potential until positive steps are taken to resolve long-standing issues." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS., Pope, Richard.  Foreword by Kirk Wipper.
19 Pope, Richard. Foreword by Kirk Wipper. SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1998 1896219470 / 9781896219479 Soft Cover Very Good- Neil Broadfoot. 
125 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D). B&w and colour illustrations. "An epic portrayal of life as experienced on the Voyageur Route from Lachine to the great summer meeting-place at Grand Portage. Drawing on his extensive research, (the author) presents a typical young Scot, employed as a clerk by the North West Company. A recent arrival from Scotland, the responsible yet inexperienced Dugald Macleod embarks on his first trip 'up country'. Neil Broadfoot's original artwork realistically captures both the beauty and the perils of those turbulent times." A fictionalized account presented in verse, accompanied by contemporary quotations. Inside - small bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease/bump at bottom edge of rear cover, small crease/bump at top corner of covers, very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DONKEY WORK., Tovey, Doreen.  Illustrated by Maurice Wilson.
20 Tovey, Doreen. Illustrated by Maurice Wilson. DONKEY WORK.
Elek, London, 1962, first edition. 
138 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. By the author of "Cats in the Belfry" and "Cats in May". "(There) were nettles in the orchard. To keep them down, the Toveys bought a baby donkey. Annable was tiny, shaggy, a nd enchanting, with a bouffant fringe and a most femininely determined disposition. To begin with, she was determined to go back to Mum, on the sands at Weston. Her statement of this intention kept the entire neighbourhood awake for a wee k . S h e s oon, however, decided that she was going to stay after all, and began eating everything she could see - except, of course, the nettles. The activities of Annabel and her attendant satellites - Solomon (the Siamese cat, who liked her a nd i n si st ed on sleeping in her bed) and Sheba (his mate, who pretended she Wasn't There), Miss Wellington (who said poor-dear-she-must-be-lonely), Henry the jennet (who was accordingly imported as a companion for her) and many others - all o f t hes e c oul d f ill a b ook. And they do - most hilariously." Tiny foxing marks on end papers and adjacent pages, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, a few tiny stains on bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, minor wrin king at to p/ bott om o f sp i ne, small bump on spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel. Good+/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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