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THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY.  (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.), Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Anyon Cook.
1 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. THE RAT-A-TAT MYSTERY. (THE 'BARNEY' SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1967. 
153 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Enid Blyton did not mean to write this book. There were already four books in this Mystery Series, all about Roger, Diana, Snubby and his mad little spaniel - four books in which th e circus boy, Barney, was seeking his unknown father. In 'The Rubadub Mystery' he found him - and that was to be the end of the series. But the lovers of these 'Barney Books' begged so hard for yet another, that there was nothing for it b u t t o w r i te a fifth. So here it is, sure of a tremendous welcome, for here are all the well-loved characters again - with Loony the spaniel and Miranda the monkey, madder and more comical than ever! A winter holiday down at Rat-at-Tat Hou se , in th e s no w- cl ad hills, cut off from everywhere - and mystery and adventure spring up out of the snow! Who came knocking at night! Whose were the mysterious footprints in the snow? What was the wandering Snowman? What was hidden in th e c el lar ? T hi s is ind eed a very strange mystery - an Enid Blyton Mystery which, as ever, will hold your attention from the first word to the last." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, pages browning lightly, edges of textblock l ight ly brow ne d. Dus t jac ket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing and soling on rear panel, front panel picture and spine colors very bright. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
2 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LES VACANCES DE ZEPHIR., Brunhoff, Jean de.
3 Brunhoff, Jean de. LES VACANCES DE ZEPHIR.
Hachette, (France, 1996), reprint. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 3/8" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. FRENCH TEXT. Babar's friend, Zephir the monkey, goes on vacation to visit his mother and family. He becomes involved in the search for the missing Princess Isabelle and makes friends with a mermaid and other fantastic creatures. Light rubbing and minor edge wear to boards. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Canadian Kodak Co., Limited. CANADIAN KODAK MOVIE NEWS. SUMMER 1965. VOL. 13, NO. 2.
(Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto, [1965].) 
15 pp, 8 5/8" H, stapled in wraps. Color photos. Introduces Kodak's "revolutionary new 8mm movie system" and the new Instamatic movie camera. Gives tips on filming camping vacations and weddings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's mailing label on rear cover, minor edge wrinkling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THREE - AND TONI.  ACORN BOOKS NO. 25., Courtney, Christine.
5 Courtney, Christine. THREE - AND TONI. ACORN BOOKS NO. 25.
Victory, London, 1970, reprint. 
86 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Isn't it awkward when you are planning a wonderful get-together and then learn you have to share it with an unwelcome guest? This was what happened to Frances and her two friends. But they soon found that Toni Meredith, haughty and glamorous, had not intention of joining in their activities. She had other ideas - dashing around in a red sports car, for instance, and visiting Turnstone Island with Justin Paynter. Life seemed gay and carefree until Justin deserted her....on the island....alone....except for the weird seabirds." School presentation bookplate and a few tiny light foxing marks on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board , two very small corner bumps and shallow bump to fore-edge of rear board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price label on front flap, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light foxing marks on inside surface, c o l o r s b r i ght. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WISHING STONES., Duncan, Kathleen M.
6 Duncan, Kathleen M. THE WISHING STONES.
Pickering & Inglis, London, 1965. 
64 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "A delightful story about Alyson's adventures when she sets out with her Auntie Bee and Coffee, the puppy, to stay at Cherry Cottage, Selvingden. On her first shopping expedition to the village Coffee fa lls into a pond and Alyson is nearly drowned, but from this incident she makes friends with the Medhursts, a large happy family. Alyson soon gets to know the other neighbours - Mr. Hubble, the handyman, 'Uncle Jasper' a famous artist and h i s g r a n d s on Bill, and, of course, Oliver, a visitor to Medhurst Farm. And so the story continues with all those interesting folks. Ideal for the 7-8 year old." Small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, a few air bubbles under front p as t ed ow n, m in or edge wear, small soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear and a few small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tears archivally taped at top of spine, very l igh t e dg e w rin kli ng. V ery Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHEN I WAS A BOY IN ENGLAND.  THE 'CHILDREN OF OTHER LANDS BOOKS' SERIES., Grimshaw, Ivan G.
7 Grimshaw, Ivan G. WHEN I WAS A BOY IN ENGLAND. THE 'CHILDREN OF OTHER LANDS BOOKS' SERIES.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1931, first edition. 
160 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (fawn color cloth with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, Union Jack on spine and illustration of boys playing cricket on front board), in dust jacket which reproduces the illustrations on the book. 12 b&w pl ates including frontispiece. "As Mr. Grimshaw says, England commonly means London and Stratford-on-Avon to Americans, but it is much more than that. Hence this author, who was born and bred in Yorkshire, tells of the real life of the Eng l i s h p e o p l e, and what it means to boys and girls who are so much like us in speech and habits, and yet so different in many ways. Home life and training, schooldays, sports, and pastimes are each presented so accurately and vividly as to b ro ad en t h e vi ew o f any one, old or young. He tells entertainingly of Guy Fawkes Day, which is to English boys what Fourth of July is to ours, and explains the many traditional features connected with Christmas, with many amusing anecdotes. Mu ch val uab le i nfo rma tio n is given about industries, and, with pleasing variety, the game of cricket is fully covered. The beautiful Lake region of famous poets is told of with a charm of style that fits the subject. Excellent illustratio ns f rom pho togr aph s e nric h a book t hat will help to make the world better by increasing intelligent human interest in others." Light browning to endpapers, previous owner's name/place on free front endpaper, bubbling to cloth on front boar d and on rear board nea r hi nge, wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing/soiling, very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to color on top of textblock, slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of t extblo ck, minor small scuf f on fore- edge of tex tblo ck. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling; light rubbing; a few tiny edge tears; slight darkening to spine, flap-folds and edges; approx 2" x 1" irregular shaped light stain on spine; small l ight st ain at top edge o f rear flap . Very Good /Very G ood- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
8 Jackson, R.E. THE WHEEL OF THE FINFOLK.
London Chatto & Windus 1972 0701104872 / 9780701104870 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Peter Warner. 
160 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "The usual pattern of Katy's summer holiday on the island of Hrossay is disrupted by more than the invasion of her cousins Varen, Barney and Randy MacGillan, or even the last-minute arrival of the Ellis family. Strange forces enter the household with the spinning-wheel which Varen brings home: 'bewitched', Peter Harcus has said of it, but nothing of the wheel's potential, no word of warning against those who share its secret. R.E. Jackson set her most imaginative novel yet on a legend-steeped island in Orkney, where a trick of light on the sea can reveal the dark shape of human being beneath its surface, and can transform an ordinary girl in the street into a mermaid in her prime; where the powerful influence of an old wooden spinning-wheel becomes increasingly evident, and the dividing-line between fact and fancy ever harder to perceive." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JOEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT., Kumin, Maxine and Sexton, Anne.  Illustrated by Evaline Ness.
9 Kumin, Maxine and Sexton, Anne. Illustrated by Evaline Ness. JOEY AND THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT.
New York McGraw-Hill 1971 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated (approx. 38 pp), 10 1/4" H. Illustrated throughout in shades of black, white, pink, gray and brown. Joey, a field mouse, and his extended family live in a deserted farmhouse. When people move in for the summer, Joey is surprised to find a white mouse living in a cage in the young boy's bedroom. They become friends and explore each other's worlds. When the family returns to the city in the fall, they know they will miss each other, but decide they must stay where they belong and hope to see each other next summer. Previous owner's completed bookplate on front pastedown, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wear at top/bottom of spine an d flap-folds - also on flap folds, light browning on spine, two small edge tears. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Lockridge, Frances and Lockridge, Richard. THE PROUD CAT.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good Elinore Blaisdell. 
95 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Diana had cause to be proud: she was beaufiful; she was well bred; she was beloved. And she loved her people in return. But not, oh certainly not, the two strange small-sized humans who arrived one summer day to live with the Wilsons. Patty and Howdy grieve that Diana will not make friends, but being smart children - and cat lovers too - they are patient. Even when the kittens come - the little morsels that look like big oysters when Patty first sees them - Diana remains aloof. Then things begin to happen - tiffs, battles, and rescues - and little by little, being wise as well as proud, Diana accepts Patty and Howdy as her friends - the happy ending of this story." Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock (tiny foxing marks on top of textblock), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has several chips - larger at bottom of spine, darkening to sun faded spine color (lettering is very legible) and flap-folds, dust marking on rear panel - mainly at hinge, a few tiny foxing marks, small watermark on inside of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 N/A HISTORIC TOWNS AND SPAS IN ENGLAND.
British Travel and Holidays Association, London, 1956. 
84 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, advertisements. An alphabetic listing of selected English towns, giving their county, population, distance from London, early closing days with a short history and notes on items of interest. Interior - very light foxing marks on inside of covers and first and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, faint wrinkles on spine. Ver y G o o d - 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
12 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Petersham, Maud and Petersham, Miska. THE PEPPERNUTS.
Macmillan, New York, 1958, first edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with lovely blue, black & white drawings. "When the four Peppernut children and their parents move into an old hunting lodge for the summer, they fell in love with the house and Paradis e Valley. A pool was their bathtub and their water came from a stream right into the stone sink in the kitchen. The water was always flowing and no one ever knew when a pollywog might wiggle through. Captain Peppernut, the boy, built a t r e e h o u s e ; Flitter Peppernut, the oldest girl, made a priincess' castle out of the family car; the twin sisters Tua A and Tua B explored Paradise Valley, and Daddy worked at his typewriter, for he was an author - but only when he had his h at o n. I t wa s a wo nderful, magical summer, and when it was over each member of the family used his ingenuity to keep forever the home they loved...." Minor browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, minor bump to top/bottom of spine, ti ny spe ck o n fr ont b oa rd. Dust jacket has 3" tear at top of rear hinge with associated creases - now archivally taped, light browning - mainly on spine/flap-folds/edges, small brown stain on front panel and at bottom of front flap-fold, sever al smal l t ea rs , l ight ed ge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight wrinkling at top of front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 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
 


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