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101 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, editors. I SAW ESAU: THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Candlewick Press 1992 1564020460 / 9781564020468 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maurice Sendak. 
160 pp, 7 1/2" H. " 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and great grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - this book offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it. Like a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes or Grimm's fairy tales, (it) deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood." Slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
COMPLETE WORKS.  SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941.  2 VOLUME SET.  (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.), Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'.  Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie.
102 Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'. Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie. COMPLETE WORKS. SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941. 2 VOLUME SET. (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.)
Landsdowne, Sydney, 1983. 
723 pp, 790 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Patterned endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. " 'Singer of the Bush' contains Paterson's literary works up to his return from the Boer War. This in cludes his famous poems 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'Waltzing Matilda', the poignant 'On Kiley's Run' and the well-loved Saltbush Bill poems. Previously unpublished work includes 'Illalong Children', Paterson' s r e m i n i s c ences of his childhood on properties in western and southern New South Wales....'Song of the Pen' presents Paterson's literary works of the period 1901-1941. During these years he produced a significant amount of poetry and many pr o se w or ks . A mo ng st the poetry, readers will be pleased to find more of Saltbush Bill and the favorites, 'In the Stable', 'The Old Timer's Steeplechase' and 'Any Other Time'. Previously unpublished work includes 'The Cook's Dog', a novel se t in the Au str al ian bu sh; the treatise, 'Racehorses and Racing', a layman's guide to the turf; 'Constantine the Great', a delightful short story for children; and the talks on a wide selection of topics that Paterson gave for wireless and liv e aud ienc e du ring th e 19 30s. ...I n both volumes, the works are presented in chronological order, according to date of publication, except where publication was delayed. In these cases, they are included according to date of writing....P aters on 's w ritin gs ha ve be en m eticu lousl y res earched by the author's grand-daughters, and with the exception of his first two collections of verse, where he was personally involved in the editing, all works are printed in their original fo rm, an d d ate a nd pla ce of first publi cation are g iven f or each. Many of the original line illustrations of Paterson's poems and prose pieces are reproduced, as well as works from his own art collection, original manuscripts, and family memo rabilia .... " Ver y light edge wear, light wrinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine on volume II, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jackets have light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
103 Paton, Alan. TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE.
Toronto / London Clarke, Irwin / Jonathan Cape 1953 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Val Biro, dust jacket art. 
253 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H). The first Canadian edition, consisting of a first edition Jonathan Cape book with a Clarke, Irwin dust jacket, priced at $2.10. "Alan Paton's second novel is as powerful as his first. Indeed it surpasses 'Cry, the Beloved Country' in both the effectiveness of its technique and the emotional intensity of its theme. The setting is again South Africa, but the tragedy this time is of a white man who for complicated reasons, some of them not unconnected with his childhood and training, succumbs to the very temptations he might have been thought strong enough to resist. His downfall is recorded by his father's sister who watched the train of events, half foreseeing the disaster yet unable to prevent it, and now in anguish blames herself. Though the story could have had no other setting than South Africa, its application is universal, and certainly its poignancy does not depend on its geographical situation." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears, light edge browning, very light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
104 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). 2 b&w photographs. The personal reminiscenes of Evelyn Elizabeth Peacock (April 19, 1876-June 7, 1971), looking back on her childhood on a Ontario farm, "About twelve miles from the St. Lawrence Market as the crow flies." She writes about farm life, school, recreation, trips to the big city, Christmas, etc., etc. The second half of the book consists of her poetry. The book was inscribed by the author's daughter in 1986. Interior - small faint stain on first two pages, gift inscription on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease on front cover, faint indentations on covers, spine flat with very faint crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
105 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
 
 
RUPERT:  A BEAR'S LIFE., Perry, George.  With Alfred Bestall.
106 Perry, George. With Alfred Bestall. RUPERT: A BEAR'S LIFE.
London Pavilion 1986 0907516769 / 9780907516767 Second Impression. Soft Cover Very Good Alfred Bestall / Mary Tourtel. 
169 pp, 9 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)ells the story of Britain's longest-lived children's comic character, Rupert Bear. Rupert commenced his existence in the pages of the Daily Express in 1920 and for generations of Britons he has been part of childhood mythology. The central character, apart from the small bear himself, is the late Alfred Bestall, who drew Rupert daily for thirty years. He was interviewed at length, and gave the book his full co-operation. The book assesses Rupert's popularity and includes full descriptions of the associated enterprises, the fan clubs, the annuals, the book reprints, the merchandising and his appearances on television, in the cinema as an animation, and even the notorious piracy in the underground paper, Oz. The evocative illustrations include not only familiar images of Rupert, but also material never before published from the archives of the Daily Express." Interior - gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover, small soft crease at top corner of first two pages, otherwise clean & tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small crease at top corner of front cover, laminate is loose at top of front hinge area, some small faint rub marks on edges of text block and at bottom of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MONIUSZKO., Prosnak, Jan.
107 Prosnak, Jan. MONIUSZKO.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Cracow, 1980. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 8322400012 Profusely illustrated with photographs and reproductions. Biography of the Polish composer, Stanislaw Moniuszko. Contents: Childhood and School Years (The Moniuszko Family - Ubiel - Schooling in Warsaw - The Minsk Gymnasium - Study in Berlin); Wilno (Home - Friends - The Wilno Opera - "Athenaeum" - The Home Song Books - The First Cantatas - St. Petersburg - The First Operas and Operettas - "Halka" - A Trip to the West ); Warsaw (A New Home - Among Warsaw Friends - Warsaw Musical Life - The Opera Director - "The Raftsman" - "The Countess" - "Verbum nobile" - "The Haunted Manor" - "Paria" - "Beata" - Music for Theatre - "The Ghosts" - Choral Works - "The C r i m e a n S o nnets" - Church Music - Paris Again - "Halka" in Bohemia and Russia - The Music Institute); Footnotes; Lists of More Important Compositions; List of Recordings; Sources of Illustrations; Index of Names. Bottom edges of page 205 to en d of b oo k h av e been roughly opened, 2" split at bottom of gitter between pages 214/215, light browning to edges of textblock, book is slightly cocked, small light soiling mark on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling - tin y are as of co lo red l aminate loss at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, hand writing indentations on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
108 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD., Roquebrune, Robert de.  Translated by Felix Walter.
109 Roquebrune, Robert de. Translated by Felix Walter. TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First English Translation. Soft Cover Good 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Life in a Quebec manor-house at the turn of the (20th) century is colourfully described in this biography of his childhood by Robert de Roquebrune. Skilfully woven into the texture of reminiscences about his own growing up are absorbing accounts of the early history of Canada. From his ancestors, whose careers and personalities live vividly through accounts preseved by the family, there is a strong feeling of the continuity of life and traditions from the France of Louis XIII to what was to become the province of Quebec." Interior - very light browning to pages, very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tght with no ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of rear cover and a tiny crease at bottom corner, light to moderate browning on rear cover, light lean to spine, moderate browning to edges of text block, slight curl at corners of front cover, minor delamination at one corner of front cover, two tiny scuffs and a small indentation on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AT THE HEMINGWAYS:  A FAMILY PORTRAIT., Sanford, Marcelline Hemingway.
110 Sanford, Marcelline Hemingway. AT THE HEMINGWAYS: A FAMILY PORTRAIT.
Putnam, London, 1963, first British edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Ernest Hemingway's sister is a talented author in her own right, and in this book she gives a lively and delightful picture of the upbringing of a remarkable family. Their fathe r, Dr Hemingway, with his rugged personality, his pioneering reminiscences, and his love of open-air sports, was much admired by the young Ernest - who later came also to appreciate his true courage as an independent doctor. There was a cl o s e b o n d between these two: and one of a different kind between the five children and his mother, the gentle, rather pampered, very musical Grace Hall....Mrs Sanford takes us into a warm and vivid intimacy with Ernest the prolific inventor of n ic k- n am es , Er n est the aspiring musician, and the avid reader. Later (she and Ernest) competed in their first efforts at literary composition. Mrs Sanford tells how Ernest left home to work on the Kansas City 'Star', and records the episo de of his i ntr odu ct ion t o the Toronto 'Star'. (This book) tells of a large and lively family brought up on the old-fashioned virtues - a spirited family, full of activity. And as the member of it closest to the author, we have Ernest Heming way as he was in the yea rs o f i nnocence." Two tiny marks on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of textblock and to top edge of boards, bump at top of spine and at three corners, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to modera te e dge wear /wri nkli ng, a fe w ver y sm all chips, two small edge tears archivally taped, small irregular shaped tear archivally taped on rear hinge, light rubbing and tiny scuffs, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EY UP, MI DUCK!  PART TWO.  AN AFFECTIONATE LOOK AT THE SPEECH, HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE AND THE EREWASH VALLEY., Scollins, Richard and Titford, John.
111 Scollins, Richard and Titford, John. EY UP, MI DUCK! PART TWO. AN AFFECTIONATE LOOK AT THE SPEECH, HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE AND THE EREWASH VALLEY.
Ilkeston Scollins & Titford 1979 0950529214 / 9780950529219 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good- 
64 pp, 8 3/16" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Regular Features of the Erewash Valley Dialect; The Ilson Cross Dressing; Local Place Names - The Erewash Valley Area; Ilkeston Fair; Local Pubs; Glossary ; Bibliography. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and rear hinge, minor browning to edges of textblock and edges of rear cover, a few small yellow stains on covers, small corner crease on rear cover, tiny bump at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
112 Seymour, Brenda Meredith, illustrated by. FIRST NURSERY RHYMES.
Lutterworth, n.p., n.d. 
40 pp, 24mo (5 1/4" H x 3 13/16" W), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, charmingly illustrated throughout in color and b&w. "Nursery Rhymes are an endearing heritage of childhood. This selection of favourites has been exquisitely embellished by Brenda Meredith Seymour, making it one of the most attractive collections ever published." Contains: Monday's child is fair of face; Mary had a little lamb; Ride a cock-horse; Baa, baa, black sheep; Hickety, pickety, my black h e n ; S i n g a song of sixpence; There was an old woman who lived in a shoe; There was a crooked man; Little Bo-peep; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet; Mary, Mary quite contrary; Lavender's blue; I had a little nut tree; One, two, buckle my s ho e; Pu ss y ca t , pussy cat; Little Polly Flinders; Tea-time; The North Wind doth blow; Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, baker's man; Hush-a-bye, baby. Very small shallow bump to bottom of boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly along top edge, scattered light foxing marks to rear panel, spine and flap-folds, one tiny closed tear. VG+/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CHRONICLE OF THE PARISH OF ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH, CALEDON EAST, 1843-1978., Sime, Emily G.W., McDonald, Edith Herman, Herman, Lloyd.
113 Sime, Emily G.W., McDonald, Edith Herman, Herman, Lloyd. A CHRONICLE OF THE PARISH OF ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH, CALEDON EAST, 1843-1978.
Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
32 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: In Appreciation; In the Footsteps of the Early Missionaries; Historical Sketch of Saint James' Church; St. James' Cemetery; Organizations; Memorials and Gifts / Honour Rolls; Parish Chronology; Appendix: A Rectory Childhood in Caledon East 1912-1917 (Lot 18 Emma Street) by Edith Herman McDonald and Lloyd Herman; Bishops of Toronto Diocese. Interior - ownership stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's name and small label on front cover, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
114 Sis, Peter. THE THREE GOLDEN KEYS.
Doubleday, New York, (1994), 2nd printing. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color. "A man in a hot-air balloon is blown off course in a violent storm, landing in an ancient town. He realizes that he has somehow returned to the city of his childhood (Prague). He finds his way to his old home, but the house is dark, with three rusty padlocks on the door. He knows he must find the keys that will let him in. A black cat with magic eyes appears and lead the man through the lonely, silent streets in search of the keys. Three times they come to a special place from his childhood, three times the seasons change, and three times an old Czech legend is revealed to them. To each legend a gold key is attached..." Very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has ligh edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling along top edge, three very small closed tears, tiny dent on rear hinge. Very Good + / Very Good - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A NICE CLEAN PLATE:  RECOLLECTIONS 1919-1931., Smiley, Lavinia.
115 Smiley, Lavinia. A NICE CLEAN PLATE: RECOLLECTIONS 1919-1931.
Salisbury, Wiltshire Michael Russell 1981 0859550826 / 9780859550826 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, drawings, family tree on endpapers. "This is a good book about children, and a wonderful book about rich children. Though it was conceived originally only for private distribution, it would have been a shame had the matter ended there. The author's upbringing - she is a granddaughter of the first Lord Cowdray - suffered from very few limitations of budget, but she was, by her own account, a shy and pessimistic child (imagine the frustrations of being a pessimist about the Pearsons!) who viewed with dismay some of the side effects of her good fortune. (This) is a sympathetic, funny, unreproachful book, a bonanza for the social historian, and written with a real feeling for the essence of childhood." Book is slightly cocked, minor bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES), Smith, C. Fox.
116 Smith, C. Fox. THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES)
London Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- C. Walter Hodges. 
221 pp, 212 pp, 7 7/8" - 2 volumes. The Ship Aground is the first Oxford Children's Library printing of 1958 - Painted Ports is the 1965 printing. B&w illustrations. The Ship Aground "derives its title from the name of a tavern that stood on the bank of London River a hundred and fifty years ago or thereabouts. That is where the hero spent his childhood, and that was his point of departure on a voyage in the best 'Treasure Island' vein that carried him to the other side of the world and back. The story is exciting without putting any undue strain on the reader's credulity, and the atmosphere and local colour of the period are well preserved." In Painted Ports, "Barty Dale is anxiously waiting to go to sea, in spite of the hardships endured in the past. When he does at last succeed in becoming an apprentice aboard the 'Sir Thomas Hobson', he is full of excitement at the thought of what lies ahead. Though misfortune follows him wherever he goes, Barty remains undaunted. After escaping from a French privateer, he finds some strange friends, and experiences an even stranger ending to his voyage." The ship Aground has light browning in page margins, one tiny corner bump, archivally taped edge tears to last two pages, light browning to edges of text block. Painted Ports has corner creases on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. The dust jacket of Painted Ports is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve with old price sticker on flap. The Ship Aground's dust jacket is price-clipped, has small hole on rear flap-fold, light edge wear, chip at bottom of front panel, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, tiny tears with creases at top edge, two small old price stickers, protected by a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
117 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
118 Steig, William. Introduction by Eric Carle. THE ONE AND ONLY SHREK! PLUS 5 OTHER STORIES. (CONTAINS: SHREK! ; THE AMAZING BONE; BRAVE IRENE; SPINKY SULKS; DOCTOR DE SOTO; CALEB & KATE.)
New York Square Fish 2007 0312367139 / 9780312367138 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good William Steig 
200 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. "Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was William Steig's 'SHREK!', a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary. 'SHREK!' can be found in this collection of six modern picture-books classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary - from Irene, a brave and loving little girl who must battle a howling blizzard, to Spinky, a boy who is so completely annoyed by his family that he no longer has any use for the human race. Gathered together here for the first time, these entertaining stories will delight fans of Steig, both old and new." Slight bump at bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, a few tiny shallow dents on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIEGFRIED SASSOON.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Sternlicht, Sanford.  (Siegfried Sassoon.)
119 Sternlicht, Sanford. (Siegfried Sassoon.) SIEGFRIED SASSOON. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
Twayne, New York, 1993. 
136 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805770216 "Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough Col lege, a schoolmaster wrote of him: 'shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any special career'. After two years at Cambridge and a few more pursuing gentlemanly pastimes, Sassoon d e c i d e d t o concentrate on his poetry, which remained mediocre. This was to change with his entry into the army, just a few days before Britain entered the (First World War), and the inspiration the horrors of trench warfare provided him. Hi s wa r po em s w er e t o have an immediacy and vibrancy unmatched by any he had written before. In this study, Sanford Sternlicht examines not only this poetry but Sassoon's other literary endeavours, including the widely acclaimed 'The Complete M em oir s of Geo rg e She rs to n', to create the most comprehensive study of him to date. The first book to profit from the publication of the Sassoon diaries in the 1980s, (it) is an authroitative and well-balanced introduction to the life and wor k o f a fa sci nati ng wr iter . It also provides strong evidence against the popular view that Sassoon was a purely Georgian poet, placing his combat poetry squarely in the modernist tradition. Sassoon' copious post-World War I satirical and relig ious poe try is fully ex pli cated a nd evaluated." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A WONDERFUL, TERRIBLE TIME., Stolz, Mary.  Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman.
120 Stolz, Mary. Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman. A WONDERFUL, TERRIBLE TIME.
Harper & Row, New York, (1967), Ist edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "Mady Guthrie and Sue Ellen Forrest live across the hall from each other in a racially-mixed neighbor hood...They are inseparable, and every morning they plan their day together." The adventures of these two city girls when they unexpectedly are sent to a summer camp in Vermont. Moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards - no tears, light rubbing to board surfaces, small faint soiling mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, several small to 1" closed tears with creases - taped on inside, small chips/creases at top of spine- a few tiny chips elsewhere. G+/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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