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THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
1 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
2 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE MYTH:  THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC., Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
3 Brooks, Polly Schoyer. BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1990 03973242257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself. Within a year Joan led the French to a resounding victory at Orleans and made possible the coronation of Charles VII in the cathedral of Reims. But after her glorious triumph, conflicts in the French camp, bad advice, and perhaps Joan's own headstrong nature brought her to defeat and finally to imprisonment and trial for heresy and witchcraft. Burned as a witch by the English after what was largely a political trial, she was later cleared of heresy, and eventually canonized. She is now the most popular French heroine and saint. (The author) has sifted through the records of Joan's trial, examined the studies of major historians, and roamed the streets of Domremy to find out who Joan really was. Neither a cardboard saint nor - as few still think - a witch, Joan emerges as a lively, emotional, determined person who believed so strongly in her cause that she overcame every obstacle she faced. Here is a new Joan for a new generation ready to question old legends and to marvel again at her courage and faith." Part of a series of history books aimed at the teenage reader. Light wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's signed bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, a few small light line indentations on front panel and on rear flap, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
5 Caprio, Joseph. Introduction By Jean-Luc Massoni. MEN.
Lausanne, Switzerland Pierre-Marcel Favre 1986 2828902218 / 9782828902216 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
Unpaginated, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographic studies of men, many nude. The limited text is in French, German and English. "Joseph Caprio was born in Grenoble. He discovered photography about fifteen years ago. He was a pupil of 'masters' such as C.R. Dityvon, Fulvio Roiter and J.F. Bauret who gave him advice and encouragement. Convinced that black and white fully recreated his visions, he essentially works using these tones. His favourtie themes work well in black and white, particularly natural settings, architectural details, choreographic shows, portraits and nudes, particularly male nudes." Light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, edge creases at top of rear panel and rear flap, areas of browning around spine and edges, light rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Cooper, Heather. CARNAVAL PERPETUEL: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY HEATHER COOPER.
Le Carnaval Perpetuel, Toronto, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0920668445 Profusely illustrated in vivid colour and b&w. "To many, the name Heather Cooper conjures visions of finely detailed paintings in mythical and romantic themes. As posters and pr ints, her works have become a medium of their own in celebrating North America's performing arts. But as 'Carnaval Perpetuel' quickly comfirms, the work of Heather Cooper goes much further, with a range that takes in the design of packagin g , p o s t a g e stamps, corporate trade marks, greeting cards, annual reports, even retail displays....Her work has been featured internationally in Graphis, Idea Magazine, CA Magazine, and Heidelberger Qualitat. But 'Carnaval Perpetuel', with 1 60 p a ge s of f ul l color illustrations, tells the whole story in Heather Cooper's own words. It's a story to be enjoyed not just by those in the business of art, advertising or communications, but by anyone with a feeling for the graphic arts who wo ul d l ik e t o k now a little more about the world in which they're created." Slight waviness on rear pastedown, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Ver y Go od/ Very Go od 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
7 Downey, Bob. V BOMBERS. WARBIRDS ILLUSTRATED NO. 35.
Arms and Armour Press, (London, 1985). 
72 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. "Valiant, Victor, Vulcan - names which conjure up visions of strange and graceful white shapes wheeling in the skies over Farnborough or thundering in groups of four from airfields in the east of England. They are listed here in alphabetical order, for, like the nation which ordered, built and operated them, I cannot decide quite which of them was the best. What is clear, with the hindsight bestowed after nearly thirty years of consistent service in the Royal Air Force, is that all three v-bombers were truly multi-role aircraft, capable of adaptation either in initial design or by subsequent reworking..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small sticker pull at top of front cover causing surface paper loss. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
8 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA., Fowke, Edith.
9 Fowke, Edith. LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1994 0888544103 / 9780888544100 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition. (This) is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends, of British and French origin, illustrated with artifacts from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Of historical legends Fowke writes, 'They are more apt to be linked to a particular place or situation, and therefore reflect a country's history and culture more than other folktales'. Although native legends are often regarded as a separate study, they sometimes share motifs with non-native lore: Tecumseh, like King Arthur and Charlemagne, is a figure who in legend will one day return to lead his people. (This book) combines historical chronicle and artifact to bring to life a vanished past and the voices of those who told the tales." A few very tiny scuffs on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Fowke, Edith. LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1994 0888544103 / 9780888544100 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition. (This) is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends, of British and French origin, illustrated with artifacts from the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum. Of historical legends Fowke writes, 'They are more apt to be linked to a particular place or situation, and therefore reflect a country's history and culture more than other folktales'. Although native legends are often regarded as a separate study, they sometimes share motifs with non-native lore: Tecumseh, like King Arthur and Charlemagne, is a figure who in legend will one day return to lead his people. (This book) combines historical chronicle and artifact to bring to life a vanished past and the voices of those who told the tales." Small bump to top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO:  A HISTORY., Friedland, Martin L.
11 Friedland, Martin L. THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: A HISTORY.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (2002), Ist edition. 
764 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "In this history of the University from its origin as King's College in 1827 to the present, Martin Friedland brings personalities, events, and changing visions and ideas into a remarkable synthesis. His scholarly yet highly readable account presents colourful presidents, professors, and students, notable intellectual figures from Daniel Wilson to Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and dramatic turning points such as the admission of women in the 1880s, the University College fire of 1890, the discovery of insulin, involvement in the two world wars, the student protests of the 1960s, and the successful renewal of the 1980s and 1990s." Very light soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - soft crease at top of front panel, minor edge wear, minor soiling. NF/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
12 Greene, Alma. (Gah-wonh-nos-doh / Forbidden Voice). TALES OF THE MOHAWKS.
Canada J.M. Dent & Sons 1975 046095086X / 9780460950862 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good R. G. Miller. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). (The author) "here recalls some of the tales that are told on the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River in Ontario. Near the reserve is the town of Brantford, which is named after the Mohawk officer who led his people's fight for King George in the American War of Independence. These are stories that belong to twentieth-century farmers, shopkeepers, and high-steel workers who have never lost their communion with the natural world, which for them is also the world of the spirit. The stories' integration of traditional and present-day realities is beautifully realized in the remarkable pencil illustrations of Gary Miller, another native of the Six Nations Reserve." Contents: The Tree of Peace; Fairy Rings; Witches' Brew; Bountiful Earth; Potions and Charms; The Cycle of Life; The White Man Comes; Changing Rites; On the Grand River; Omens and Visions; New Festivals; Living Traditions. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and worn at edges with some color loss, one or two very small closed tears and chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN:  THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES., Hill, May Brawley.
13 Hill, May Brawley. FURNISHING THE OLD-FASHIONED GARDEN: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN SUMMERHOUSES, DOVECOTES, PERGOLAS, PRIVIES, FENCES & BIRDHOUSES.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810933357 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "...(presents) the inventive outdoor structures that enlivened three centuries of garden making acro ss the country. Whether at the residence of such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson or those of more common folk, American home gardens demonstrated the desire both for beauty and for imaginative flights of architectural fancy in even the mos t u t i l i t a r ian of objects, resulting in a wealth of appealing structures, many of which exist today." Contents: Ornaments and Necessities in Colonial Gardens; The New Republic, 1780-1810; Arcadian Visions, 1810-1840; Picturesque Gardens and R u st ic S ea ts , 18 40 -1870; Domestic Nostalgia and Suburban Comfort, 1870-1900; Arts and Crafts and the Colonial Revival, 1900-1930; Bauhaus and the Home Garden, 1930-1960; Looking Back - The Recent Past; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Tiny din t o n fro nt boa rd, mi no r r ubb ing. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear, tiny chip and light wear at top of flap-folds, one tiny puncture and one tiny shallow dint on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
14 Jack, Donald ME SO FAR. THE FINAL VOLUME OF THE BANDY PAPERS. VOLUME VII.
Toronto Doubleday 1989 0385252226 / 9780385252225 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Kim La Fave, Dust Jacket Art. 
346 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(C)ontinues the well-established tradition for humour and adventure as Bartholomew Bandy pursues his mad destiny in India. It's 1925 and Bandy is working for the Maharajah of Jhamjarh, trying to set up and operate a new air force while sidestepping the short-sighted protests of the British government in India. The new air force certainly comes in handy when the nefarious neighboring state of Khaliwar decides to attack. But they haven't counted on Jhamjarh's secret weapon - the unorthodox methods and outrageous behavior of Bartholomew Bandy. Despite these distractions, the mystical visions of India have their effect on Bandy, leaving him a changed man. The underlying element of anger which has always been a part of his humor is finally resolved - which makes for a very satisfactory ending to the story of Bartholomew Bandy." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff on front board near spine. Dust jacket has small crease at top of spine, tiny dint at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Kerr, Katharine. THE DRAGON MAGE TRILOGY. BOOK ONE. THE RED WYVERN. BOOK TWO. THE BLACK RAVEN. BOOK THREE. THE FIRE DRAGON. 3 VOLUME SET.
New York Bantam 1998 0553572644 / 9780553572643 First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Paul Youll cover art. 
393 pp, 415 pp, 418 pp, 6 7/8" H - 3 volumes. All books are first paperback printings - 'The Red Wyvern' was published in 1998 (ISBN 0553572644), 'The Black Raven' in 2000 (ISBN 0553579193) and ''The Fire Dragon' in 2001 (ISBN 055358247X). "In a kingdom torn by civil war, young Lillorigga seeks to shield her dawning powers from her cruel mother Merodda's manipulation. Mistress of a magic that, untamed, could kill her , Lilli brings her terrifying visions under the kindlier tutelage of the mysterious dweomermaster, Nevyn. But soon she must choose between her own clan and the true king who fights to claim his rightful throne, between sanctuary and the blood feud, loyalty and love. Little does she dream that the slaughter she invites, and the malevolence she defies, could stalk her across the ages - twisting and twining the strands of timeless destinies." Interiors - two small areas of wrinkling in fore edge margin of approx. last twenty pages and first page in book two due to dampness, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, spines are flat with very faint creases, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge of book three. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Kinsella, P.J. Preface by Pat Byrne. SOME SUPERSTITIONS AND TRADITIONS OF NEWFOUNDLAND. A COLLECTION OF SUPERSTITIONS, TRADITIONS, FOLK-LORE, GHOST STORIES, ETC., ETC.
St. John's, Newfoundland Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland 1998 0889013527 / 9780889013520 Reprint of the 1919 Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
54 pp, 8 1/2" H. Many contemporary advertisements. A collection of observations on the folklore of Newfoundland, including hauntings, visions, howling dogs, black cats, the significance of the colour green, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling on front cover, three old labels on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
JOAN OF ARC:  THE WARRIOR MAID., Madison, Lucy Foster.
17 Madison, Lucy Foster. JOAN OF ARC: THE WARRIOR MAID.
Philadelphia Penn Publishing 1929 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Frank E. Schoonover. 
389 pp, 9 5/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt borders and colour pastedown illustration on front board. 8 colour plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Written for the young reader. Contents: A Children's Festival; The Knight's Story; The Waves of War Reach Domremy; The Aftermath; Jeanne's Vision; Jeanne's Harsh Words; Further Visions; Jeanne Receives a Gift and an Announcement; The Charge is Accepted; The First Step; A Trying Time; A Worsted Suitor; Farewell to Home; Victory Over Doubting Hearts; Starting the Great Adventure; Jeanne Comes to Her King; The Impossible Happens; The Warrior Maid; The Hour and the Girl; Jeanne Shows Her Sign; A Week of Wonders; The Culmination; The Turning of the Tide; Jeanne's Last Field; In Prison Cells; On Trial; For Her Country; At Domremy. Several small very light stains in the bottom margin of page 258 and a tiny one on page 70, very small edge tear on illustrated preliminary page - archivally taped; the front board pastedown illustration has a 2" light line mark, minor rubbing at bootm and one small faint soiling mark; light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; gold colour has faded on the spine lettering and decoration - also some darkening to spine color; light toning to edges of text block; rear board has a small wrinkle/rub in cloth and one very small dent. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DREAMQUESTS:  THE ART OF DON MAITZ., Maitz, Don, foreword.  Introduction by Raymond E. Feist.  Afterword by Janny Wurts.
18 Maitz, Don, foreword. Introduction by Raymond E. Feist. Afterword by Janny Wurts. DREAMQUESTS: THE ART OF DON MAITZ.
Novato, California Underwood-Miller 1993 0887331750 / 9780887331756 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Don Maitz. 
98 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color. "Since his professinal debut nearly 20 years ago, artist Don Maitz has been giving form to the fantastic in a way that has won him widespread recognition by both his professional peers and an enthusiastic public. Following up on the success of 'First Maitz', this volume is a lavishly produced collection of some of Maitz's most popular works, as well as some never-before-published paintings. Exhibiting a fanatical attention to detail, the paintings apply surrealist technique to surreal situations. Maitz likes to mix modern imagery with medieval icons and his pictures frequently display a keen sense of wit. (He) has designed more than 250 book covers for some of today's leading authors of cutting-edge science fiction, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Piers Anthony, Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, C.J. Cherryh, Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe. His visceral and adventurous visions have also attracted commercial clients for national advertising: Eastman Kodak, NBC, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. (He) has received the Silver Medallion from the American Society of Illustrators, the Hugo Award and the Howard Award for Best Artist at the Sixth World Fantasy Convention." Soft crease at top corner of first few pages, slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Matthews, John. KING ARTHUR AND THE GRAIL QUEST: MYTH AND VISION FROM CELTIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT.
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198635 / 9781860198632 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Steven Brown. 
159 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps. "Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail. John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek. In gathering together the strands that make up the stories, the author has examined many of the hundred or so extant texts. He has selected from these - some still untranslated and obscure - to show how the two great themes changed and developed down the centuries as they became inextricably joined. (This book) provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author. In addition, there is a full summary of all sources and an extensive bibliography." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOB AND THE GOBLINS., Mayne, William.  Illustrated by Norman Messenger.
20 Mayne, William. Illustrated by Norman Messenger. HOB AND THE GOBLINS.
Dorling Kindersley, New York, 1994, 4th printing. 
140 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1564587134 "Hob works when he lives in a house. He tidies away abandoned things, like scraps of quarrels or pieces of spite. He banishes small troubles, makes ghosts happy, soothes tired curtain s, charms kettles into singing, and stops milk from sulking. Hob, the friendly house spirit, has found a new family to take care of, but the house they live in proves to hold more than just 'Floorshiver' and 'Plastercrack'. Hob is suddenly c o n f r o nted with dwarfs, witches, goblins, gremlins, and a dark secret that hides the path to a crock of gold. He must use all his tricks, cunning, and invisible powers if he is to see the adventure through to its hair-raising conclusion. Wi l li am M ay ne 's unique language c onjures up a magical world where children can create their own imaginative visions. Norman Messenger's spriteful Hobgoblin alphabet adds to the mystery and power of this spellbinding tale." Dust jacket is pri ce -cl ipp ed and ha s m inor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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