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HUNGRY HILLS., Ryga, George.  Dust jacket art by Jerry Lazare.
141 Ryga, George. Dust jacket art by Jerry Lazare. HUNGRY HILLS.
Longmans Canada, (Toronto, 1963), Ist edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Although this powerful first novel is set in the Alberta foothills, it takes the reader into unknown country - an arid region created and peopled with unerring realism by a brilliant new writer. The story of young Mandolin's return to the only home he has known and his struggle to extricate himself from the web of futility and sorrow which he discovers to be his heritage, by fighting evil with evil, would be devastating in its starkness were it not for this young author's penetrating sympathy. His skilled depiction of character, his withering scorn of brutality and small-mindedness, his ability to stir the heart, turn this tragic tale into a most moving experience." Small light stain at bottom edge of both boards, very light browning to endpapers, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, very light browing to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has a few small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, moderate browning to spine, rear panel and some edges. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
142 Scoones, Anny. TRUE HOME: LIFE ON A HERITAGE FARM.
TouchWood Editions 2010 1926741099 / 9781926741093 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Bobak, Molly Lamb & Bobak, Bruno. 
232 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Canadian artists Molly Lamb Bobak and Bruno Bobak. The author relates anecdotes of her life at Glamorgan Farm, North Saanich, British Columbia - a heritage farm housing pigs, goats, horses, dogs, cats, chickens and various wild visitors who share Scoones life and thoughts. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very minor edge wear at bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WINTHROP WOMAN., Seton, Anya.  (Anya Seton Chase.)
143 Seton, Anya. (Anya Seton Chase.) THE WINTHROP WOMAN.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair Stanley Meltzoff, jacket art. 
[587] pp, 8 5/8" H, brick coloured cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge light orange, family tree on endpapers. "This is the story of a Puritan woman who lived life with a gusto at odds with her heritage and her surroundings. It was like the alluring Elizabeth Fones to marry a cousin in the Winthrop family, and the black sheep cousin, Harry, at that. Then, although a widow at twenty, she left with her infant daughter for the New World in 1631. In those days of hardship, famine, and Indian attack, there was only one way, in the minds of the governors of the Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies, to hold together the sanity and identity of the colonists. That was through a strong and bigoted, theocratic government. It is against this background of rigidity and conformity that Bess Winthrop dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his 'unregenerate niece.' Through Bess Winthrop's three marriages, passionate beliefs, and countless rebellions against bigotry, this perceptive novel (which is also an authoritative and thoroughly documented account) portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day." some damage and splitting to paper on inside front hinge - hinge is holding firmly, previous owner's name in ink at top of free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top of spine, light edge wear - mainly at corners, areas of light brownig/soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has some edge chips, creases, wrinkles and tears; soft crease down front panel near hinge; moderate rubbing causing some colour loss; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
144 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
 
 
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
145 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, 2nd edition. 
92 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884292 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY TWO OF THE AUTHORS - ADRIENNE SHADD & KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST - ON TITLE PAGE. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clan destine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them af t e r t h ey arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom !' a t t he R oyal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, w hen so me o f T oro nto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplor ed c hapt er in Toro nto' s history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WORLD TALES:  THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES., Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by.  Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell.
146 Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by. Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell. WORLD TALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES.
Harmondsworth Allen Lane / Kestrel 1979 0722668600 / 9780722668603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - James Marsh, Chris McEwan, Peter Richardson, Carol Lawson, Ken Laidlaw, Peter Goodfellow, Ivan Tyrrell, Alan Tunbridge, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Ivan Hissey, et al. 
259 pp, 11 3/4" H. "Folk tales are part of the universal heritage of mankind. This beautiful and unusual collection of sixty-five tales from around the world reveals the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all ages and all countries. Some tales are found in nearly every society throughout history, with only the cultural details being different. This volume includes, for instance, an Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella and a Norse William Tell. Each story has a short introduction that traces its history through various cultures. Then, a single version of the tale is selected and evocatively told by Idries Shah. The hundred and one outstanding illustrations are by thrity-seven famous leading illustrators, all living in Britain. Each picture has been specially commissioned for this book." Areas of light fading to colour on boards (shows imprint of design on front panel of dust jacket) and spine, small slight corner bumps, two tiny marks on rear board, minor soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light toning to spine, flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME I & VOLUME II), Shah, Natubhai.  Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi.
147 Shah, Natubhai. Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi. JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME I & VOLUME II)
Delhi Motilal Banarsidass 2004 8120819381 / 9788120819382 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
330 pp + 322 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - 2 volume set. B&w illustrations. Volume I Contents: Introduction; History; Teachings of Mahavira; The Jain Community; Popular Jainism; Jainism in the Modern World; Current Trends and Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Volume II Contents: Introduction; Sacred Literature; The Jain View of the Universe; Jain Philosophy; Jain Logic; Science and Jainism; Jain Heritage; The World's Spiritual Quest; Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some faint indentation lines on panels. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
148 Slaney, Catherine. Foreword by Dr. Daniel G. Hill III. FAMILY SECRETS: CROSSING THE COLOUR LINE.
Toronto Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, (2003). 2003 1896219829 / 9781896219820 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed by Author
249 pp, 8vo (9" H). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE, 'TO JOHN, ALL THE BEST CATHERINE SLANEY'. B&w photographs. "Catherine Slaney grew to womanhood unaware of her celebrated Black ancestors. An unanticipated meeting was to change her life. Her great-great grandfather was Dr. Anderson R. Abbott, the first Canadian-born Black to graduate from medical school in Toronto in 1861. In 'Family Secrets' (she) narrates her journey along the trail of her family tree, back through the era of slavery and the plight of fugitive slaves, the Civil War, the Elgin settlement near Chatham, Ontario, and the Chicago years. Why did some of her family identify with the Black community while othes did not? What role did 'passing' play? Personal anecdotes and excerpts from archival Abbott family papers enliven the historical context of this compelling account of a family dealing with an unknown past. An important contribution to African-Canadian history, this moving and uplifting story demonstrates that understanding one's identity requires first the embracing of the past." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear at top of rear hinge area, small faint crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER:  A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE., Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard.
149 Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard. KITCHENER: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1991 0897813812 / 9780897813815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
136 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In its days as 'Busy Berlin', the city known today as Kitchener took great pride in its reputation as a thriving business and manufacturing centre. The heritage of Berlin's original German-speaking inhabitants - a tradition of hard work and craftsmanship - remained woven into the cultural fabric of the city long after the name change of World War I. Today the city has come full circle, and 'Made in Kitchener' has again become a trademark of excellence. (This book) brings the story to life, capturing the essence of Kitchener as never before. (It) brings together all the elements, both of the past and of the present, which make Kitchener such an exciting place to live, work, and play. In addition, those businesses and organizations which have contributed to the city's growth are profiled in a special section, 'Kitchener's Enterprises', by corporate profile writer Richard Pearce." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has some very light to minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
IMPOSING GOODNESS:  CRIME AND JUSTICE IN "TORONTO THE GOOD", 1793-1953., Strange, Carolyn.
150 Strange, Carolyn. IMPOSING GOODNESS: CRIME AND JUSTICE IN "TORONTO THE GOOD", 1793-1953.
Archives/Heritage Centre of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, 1991. 
39 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w reproductions, photographs. "Published in conjunction with the exhibition (of the same name) at The Market Gallery of the City of Toronto Archives November 2, 1991 to February 23, 1992". Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Rough Justice (1793-1833); Democracy and Discontent (1834-1895); Toronto the Good (1896-1953); For Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
151 Stratford, Philip and Thomas, Michael, editors. (Jean-guy Pilon, Michele Lalonde, Louis Honore Frechette, Gabrielle Roy, Andre Laurendeau, Antonine Maillet, Jacques Ferron, Yvon Deschamps, Michel Tremblay, Claire Martin, Marcel Dube, et al.) VOICES FROM QUEBEC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONS.
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1977 0442298730 / 9780442298739 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) rich and fascinating insight into Quebec's sense of its own identity. An exuberantly cheeky history lesson by Yvon Deschamps, the popular entertainer and monologuist; a reasoned and impassioned essay on the attitudes encountered by French Canadians outside Quebec from the pen of the late Andre Laurendeau, one of the province's finest journalists; or a 'memoire' of early childhood experiences expressed with a cool sense of outrage by Claire Martin - all of these are among the many fine pieces of writing presented (here). They explore the major themes of Quebec life and thought from the past and present, as well as views on the shape of the future. The list of authors is, in itself, a spectacular tribute to the vitality of the province's literary tradition. Poets, story tellers, historians, journalists, entertainers, playwrights, song writers - each has a special focus and casts a special light on Quebec's life and heritage." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, two very small edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
INUIT DOLLS:  REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE., Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok.  Introduction by Razie Brownstone.  Patricia Michael, editor.
152 Strickler, Eva and Alookee, Anaoyok. Introduction by Razie Brownstone. Patricia Michael, editor. INUIT DOLLS: REMINDERS OF A HERITAGE.
Canadian Stage & Arts Publications, Toronto, 1988, first edition. 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H x 11" D), soft cover. ISBN 0919952380 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Some additional text in Inuktitut. "The ancient art of Inuit dollmaking is disappearing slowly but surely. The real Inuit play dolls have already come to an end and today, the only dolls that remain are collectors' dolls made by Inuit dollmakers for the southern retail market. We have put this book together, most particularly for the Inuit growing up today, in o rder to preserve an important part of their cultural heritage...." Interior - gift inscrption on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
153 Sutcliff, Rosemary. SWORD AT SUNSET. THE HERITAGE OF LITERATURE SERIES. ABRIDGED.
Longmans, (London, 1967). 
414 pp, 16mo, HC (pictorial front board, no dj). "...an attempt to recreate from fragments of known facts, from likelihoods and deductions and guesswork pure and simple, the kind of man this war-leader (Arthur) may have been, and the story of his l ong struggle." Arthur and the Knight of the Round Table. Very light edgewear to boards, covers clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
CITY OF KINGSTON ONTARIO:  BUILDINGS OF HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE.  VOLUME I., Swain, E.V., Foreword.  Committee of Architectural Review.
154 Swain, E.V., Foreword. Committee of Architectural Review. CITY OF KINGSTON ONTARIO: BUILDINGS OF HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE. VOLUME I.
Kingston, Ontario City of Kingston 1971 Soft Cover Very Good+ Wallace Berry, George Lilley, photographs. 
104 pp + appendices, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, maps.. "The need to adopt positive measures to protect Kingston's historic, architectural heritage has long been recognized. In response to representations by the City and concerned citizen groups, the Province of Ontario in 1970 enacted 'An Act Respecting the City of Kingston' giving the City authority to pass by-laws designating buildings or structures of historic or architectural value or interest. This first volume contains a selection of approximately 30 buildngs (public, commercial, residential) selected for their outstanding architectural and historic interest and because information about them is reasonably complete." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
155 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
156 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, soft crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
157 Telfer, A.H. Edited by Lorene DiCorpo. WORTH TRAVELLING MILES TO SEE: DIARY OF A SURVEY TRIP TO LAKE TEMISKAMING, 1886.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2004 189621987X / 9781896219875 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
167 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "The story of (Alexander) Niven and the other surveyors who mapped the Townships of the Little Clay Belt in the District of Temiskaming in the 1880s". "A.H. Telfer's personal diaries, which tell of the day-to-day hardships and accomplishments of these surveyors, are a fascinating account of the country before the great land rush of the 1890s and the Cobalt mining boom of 1903, which changed the landscape dramatically. (B)ridges the gap between the fur trading and logging eras, and the settlement of Temiskaming. Of equal interest is the mention in the diary of pioneers in the area, such as C.C. Farr, the founder of the town of Haileybury; Edouard Piche, one of the earliest settlers on Lake Temiskaming; and the Heard brothers from Haliburton, who were among the first homesteaders." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, three tiny corner creases, small bump at bottom edge of rear cover - migrates into pages with a light scuff on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
158 Thomson, Gary. VILLAGE LIFE IN UPPER CANADA.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1988 0921341180 / 9780921341185 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
160 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, map. "Illustrated with scenes of early settler's activities carried out by the 'inhabitants' of Upper Canada Village, the book in story and picture links the present to the past and invites you back into the 19th century. How did this village come to be? In the 1950's, the building of a major hydro electric power plant on the St. Lawrence threatened to destroy nearly two centuries of Eastern Ontario heritage. Eight villages and some 35 miles of riverfront were flooded as a result of the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Saved from the overflowing (river), buildings and artifacts were collected and Upper Canada Village was created to represent a typical riverfront community in the days just prior to Confederation in 1867. Today Upper Canada Village exists as a new and planned community of historically significant homes and buildings, opening for study and observation that time period when pioneer immigrants shaped Upper Canada from hostile wilderness into a settled, thriving province." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - very minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
159 Toronto Historical Board. Foreword by J.A. McGinnis & A. Gregorovich. THE CITY OF TORONTO'S INVENTORY OF BUILDINGS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE. (CITY OF TORONTO.)
Toronto Toronto Historical Board 1981 Second Edition Card covers in Comb binding Very Good 
115 pp, 11" H x 8 1/2" D. Pictorial covers. An inventory of historical and important buildings in the city of Toronto, Ontario, giving: Municipal Numbers / Street Name / Ward / Reason / List / Building Type / Bylaw / Name, Date, Architect, and Location (as available). The listings are not illustrated. Interior - page 2 has one small corner creaseotherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner creases on front cover, a few very small creases on front cover at comb, front cover and first page are not totally aligned in comb with the rest of the pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
160 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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