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THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT., Besterman, Catherine.   Illustrated by Warren Chappell.
1 Besterman, Catherine. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1949, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Johnny (Longfoot, son of Peter the Shoe King) must learn many things other boys didn't know. (His family) must find him a most unusual tutor who could teach him arithmetic, algebra, Egyptian, Greek and modern history, and several foreign languages, including Chinese. But where could they ever find a teacher who knew so many things? Finally it was decided that the only one with so much knowledge was - a cat!....(Thoug h Barnac, Squire of Catnap,) was willing to teach the boy, he insisted that Johnny must also learn to think for himself. And so one morning, when a drop of water splashed on Johnny's book, he soon reasoned where it came from - the ceiling . A n d t h e splash of water was a tear. This tear, though Johnny did not at first realize it, was the beginning of another exciting quest. For Phoebe the Spider was crying because he had lost a treasure, the Magic Hat. And Johnny, at Barnac' s s ug ge st i on , de cided to find it. The search would put all his new knowledge and keener wits to a splendid test...." Minor bump at three corners, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wea r/ wr i nkl ing , s ev era l sma ll tears - one with some surface paper loss, light to moderate rubbing and soiling, very small closed tear on each hinge, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER:  ILLUSTRATED AFTER DRAWINGS BY W. RUSSELL FLINT., Chaucer, Geoffrey.
2 Chaucer, Geoffrey. THE CANTERBURY TALES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER: ILLUSTRATED AFTER DRAWINGS BY W. RUSSELL FLINT.
London Jonathan Cape / The Medici Society 1928 First Popular Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket W. Russell Flint. 
637 pp, 9 3/8" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 24 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present). Chaucer's collection of stories 'told' by a group of pilgrims on their way to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. This version retains the Middle English spellings/vocabulary. Frontispiece plate has a soft crease and some very soft wrinkling, very light browing to pages and endpapers, previous owner's book plate and 1929 Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, small area of loss of top edge gilt, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - mainly at corners and top of hinges, tiny bump to fore-edge of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, a few very small liquid marks on spine and one on rear board, light soiling. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.
3 Church, Richard. THE WHITE DOE.
London Heinemann 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good John Ward R.A. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has another absorbing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in forest and by the seashore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD., Goldsmith, Oliver.
4 Goldsmith, Oliver. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - 
315 pp, 16mo (6 2/16" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. In this work by the 18th century Irish author, a wealthy vicar is ruined by his business associate and forced to take a position in a secluded village. The dastardly local squire attempts to seduce one of his daughters and causes financial hardship to the family, before getting his comeuppance at the hands of his own servant. The myserious Mr. Burchell marries another daughter, after revealing himself as the kindly Sir William Thornhill, family finances are restored and all is well with the world. Light wear at top of spine and at corners, minor wear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of title page, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has moderate edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.  STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES., Hartley, Cecil B.  Introduction by G. Mercer Adam.
5 Hartley, Cecil B. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam. THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, n.d. 
385 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. "The subject of the following biography, the celebrated Colonel Daniel Boone, is one of the most remarkable men which this country has produced. His cha racter is marked with originality, and his actions were important and influential in one of the most interesting periods of our history - that of the early settlement of Kentucky. Boone is generally acknowledged as the founder of that State . H i s h aving explored it alone to a considerable extent; his leading the earliest bands of settlers; his founding Boonesborough, the nucleus of the future State; his having defended this and other stations successfully against the attacks of th e I nd ia ns ; a nd the prominent part which he took in military affairs at this period of distress and peril, certainly render his claims to the distinguished honor of founding Kentucky very strong. But Boone, personally, reaped very little bene fi t f rom hi s p at rio tic and disinterested exertions. The lands which he had first cultivated and defended, were taken from him by the chicanery of the law; other lands granted to him by the Spanish government were lost by his inattention to le gal f or ms; and in h is old age he was without an acre of land which he could call his own. A few years before his death a small tract, such as any other settler in Missouri was entitled to, was granted him by Congress. But he has left to his nu mero us pos teri ty a nobl er inhe ritance - that of an imperishable fame in the annals of his country!" Small bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning at edges, slight fading of color on top of text block. Dus t jac ket has been pric e clip ped , has small edge chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color, light soiling, water stain on front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND., Irving, Washington.  Illustrated by Paul McPharlin.
6 Irving, Washington. Illustrated by Paul McPharlin. OLD CHRISTMAS IN MERRIE ENGLAND.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, n.d.. 
60 pp + colophon, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Green and white illustrations. A lovely depiction of the old customs and traditions of Christmas as celebrated at Bracebridge Hall. Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpa per, light browning to endpapers, corner crease on page 7/8, light edge wear, book slightly cocked, tiny mark on fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has one tiny chip, slight fading to s p i n e c o lor, minor soiling, very light edge wear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES., Le Fanu, J. Sheridan.  Foreword by August Derleth.
7 Le Fanu, J. Sheridan. Foreword by August Derleth. GREEN TEA AND OTHER GHOST STORIES.
Sauk City, Wisconsin Arkham House 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
357 pp, 7 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering/decoration (faded) on spine. One of an edition of 2,000 copies. Contents: Foreword; Schalken the Painter; Squire Toby's Will; Green Tea; Wicked Captain Walshaw, of Wauling; Carmilla; The Sexton's Adventure; Madam Crowl's Ghost; Sir Dominick's Bargain; The Vision of Tom Chuff; Ultor De Lacy; Dickon the Devil; The House in Augier Street; Mr. Justice Harbottle; The Familiar. Small contemporary bookseller's label on rear pastedown - "The Holliday Bookshop 49E.49th St., New York". Very light browning to endpapers, minor toning to edges of pages, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, two small creases at bottom corner of page leaf 287/288, light browning to edges of text block - tiny soiling mark on fore-edge, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, minor rubbing on boards, small shallow dent on front board. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE., Martin, E.W.
8 Martin, E.W. THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE.
Phonix House, London, (1962), first edition. 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "...(written) for older children who would like to hear about their forefathers and the people who made and built the places they see around them. In 'The Book of the Village' we read the story of the growth of the pattern and ways of our villages, from Saxon to our own times, from the ox-plough to the combine harvester, and from the darkling hills and forests of the earliest farmers to the settled and tidy England of today. We learn about the early village and its lord of the manor, the village before factories and mass production killed cottage crafts, of the squire, of the parson - and the squarson - of the high farming of the eighteenth century, of Coke of Norfolk; Jethro Tull, and Turnip Townshend; of the enclosing and stealing of common land, and of the village today." Very light rubbing to board edges, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, small corner crease on front flap, slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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