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New York Penguin 2006 1594201080 / 9781594201080 First Edition (remainder mark). Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Signed by author on half title page. "It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that 'insulted the prophet Mohammed'. After Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to the country of his childhood to investigate the event and its larger meaning. The result is his masterpiece: a book with the intimacy and narrative brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. (His) entire life's work has led him to this story - the tale of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West, and tolerance finds its limits." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE WILLIAM COMPANION., Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David.  With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller.  (Richmal Crompton.)
22 Cadogan, Mary and Schutte, David. With contributions from Kenneth C. Waller. (Richmal Crompton.) THE WILLIAM COMPANION.
London PAPERMAC / Macmillan 1990 033356524X / 9780333565247 Very Good 
239 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "Richmal Crompton created William Brown just over seventy years ago as a pot-boiler, but his instant and enduring success kept her writing about him for five decades. His name is now part of the language, synonymous with robust and riotous boyhood. Profusely illustrated with the drawings of Thomas Henry, who portrayed William so vividly in all his vicissitudes, this companion provides an A-Z of exactly who's who and what's what in the splendidly witty saga." Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Sources of Illustrations; A Note on References; Introduction: The World of William; The William Companion; Appendix 1: The William Books; Appendix 2: The William Stories in Date Order of Magazine Appearance; Appendix 3: Characters Not Listed Individually in the A-Z Section; Appendix 4: Articles 'By William' (by Richmal Crompton). Interior - light browning to edges of first and last pages, soft crease at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - two small dents to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
23 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
24 Carter, Doris. Preface by Geoffrey Baker, A JERSEY CHILDHOOD.
Mont Felard, Jersey Self-published 1990 Third Edition. Near Fine Cover and interior art by Gerald Palmer. 
39 pp, 8 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, drawings. The author reminisces about her childhood on Jersey, under the headings: L'Ecole Paroissiale; Our Lane; The Sabbath; Cousin Rachel; Our Daily Bread; Pastimes; Aunt Ann; La Chapelle; Postscript. Very slight bump to fore edge of covers/text block, minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Oxford University Press 1976 0192713892 / 9780192713896 First Edition Fine Very Good+ William Stobbs. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Stratford Street was certainly a come-down after Pilgrim's Buildings. No wonder Dad had been in two minds about The Shop. Why did they have to move there? (Eight-year-old Jinnie Friend has many alarming experiences as she learns to cope with a new neighbourhood and new neighbours and) clings desperately to her family pride. The Friends are a Cut Above their neighbours. They must be. After all, Dad was a butler once upon a time, the next best thing to being a Toff himself. And they aren't poor. Haven't they savings, and a carpet, and mahogany furniture; not to mention a silver tea-service and silver spoons and a silver button hook? Silver Everything, just about. The pangs and pleasures of childhood are recalled with humour and insight in these two delightful stories set in Tyneside in the 1920's and based on the author's own early experiences." Dust jacket has one tiny tear and one tiny chip - both on the flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
University of Alabama Press, Alabama, 1975. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0817371613 B&w illustrations. "It was Millay who captured in verse the freedom, spontaneity, quick wit, and beauty of the pre-1920s as no other poet did. She was a living symbol of the 'new woman' who could live, think, and love as freely as they chose. (This) is a psychological portrait of Millay in her finest years, the ones after she had freed herself of the repression of her childhood and youth and before she accepted th e b o n d s o f a stifling marriage. The four most important influences on Millay's life and art - Floyd Dell, Edmund Wilson, Arthur Davison Ficke, and Eugen Boissevain - are discussed at length in individual chapters. A separate chapter deals b ri e fl y wi th h e r less significant relationships. Dr. Cheney's fascinating study reveals that Millay's concern with and involvement in anti-war protests, women's rights, social injustice, lesbianism, and individual freedom make her not only a rep re sen ta tiv e w oma n of her own time, but very much a woman for our time, too." Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to fore -edg e a nd t op of t extb lock . Du st jacket has a few tiny chips, one very small tear archivally taped, light browning on spine and flap-folds and edges of panels, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very good-/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.
27 Church, Richard. THE WHITE DOE.
London Heinemann 1968 First Edition Very Good Very Good John Ward R.A. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has another absorbing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in forest and by the seashore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. 
Price: 12.50 USD
John Day, New York, 1952, Ist edition. 
32 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Vana Earle. "...Mrs Coleman...has composed music that is easy for a person of limited experience to play, and with rhythms that are definite and appealing to children. All of the piec es, except three, are musical dramatizations, and the children will be free to act them out in any way the title and music suggest. Two of them call for unified action, and one is for listening only, to induce relaxation - which is fully a s i m p o r t a nt as vigorous rhythmic activity. The music is suited to kindergarten and first, second, and third grades, and it has also been successful with nursery-school children..." Songs include: High-Stepping Ponies; Santa Claus' Reind ee r; El ep ha nt W al k; Rabbits; Tiptoe Music, etc. Light browning to pages, two tiny tears to top edge of pages 17-22 with connecting crease, otherwise interior is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Minor edgewear to dark blu e b oar d s, lig ht fin ger ma rki ng to edges. Dust jacket is worn but basically complete, price clipped, with small chips, large tears, rubbing, scuffing, soiling - but all text and pictures are complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. Sca n av ai lab le o n r eque st. G+/ Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM., Cook, Lyn.  Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler.
29 Cook, Lyn. Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler. PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1961, reprint. 
248 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Thousands of people have been thrilled by the Stratford Festival, but for Pegeen O'Hara it opened up a new and enchanting world. Pegeen lives in Stratford; she is twelve years old and dreams of becoming an actress. She even hopes that she will be chosen to play a boy's part. As the Festival plans develop and grow so does Pegeen, learning a great deal on the way about Shakespeare, about the great art of theatre, a n d , i n c i d e ntally, about modesty and grace. Among those who come to Stratford for the Festival is Edward Brimblecombe, known as Mr. B. He comes from Stranford, England, and seems to Pegeen to be a romantic pilgrim making a very special pil gr im ag e . H e be co me s her friend and benefactor, encouraging and helping as she reads the plays and tries to understand them. But as she learns about Shakespeare she also learns to appreciate the people about her: a household of boarders and he r o wn yo un g f ri end s." S mall bookstore label on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very l;ight edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, has very light soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto McArthur 2006 1552786064 / 9781552786062 First Canadian Edition Very Good Very Good 
682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mounains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
31 Crowe, Ellie. Illustrated by Mary Koski. LITTLE PRINCESS KA'IULANA IN HER GARDEN BY THE SEA.
Island Heritage, Aiea, Hawaii, 1998, Ist edition. 
24 pp, large 8vo, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Beautiful full-page color illustrations. Story of the childhood of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear board, small bump and scuff at top corner of rear board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. (With Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov, et al.)
32 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. (With Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov, et al.) MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
London Viking / Penguin 1991 0670841420 / 9780670841424 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Photographs by Jan Baldwin. Drawings by Quentin Blake. 
239 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table at Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significance for the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illustrations are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate, onions and wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooking." Light remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Harper & Row, New York, (1987), Ist edition. 
95 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "(Dana) is a writer of strong, rich experience, which spans the city slums where he was born and came of age to the fields and skies and town life of Iowa where he has lived and taught for the past thirty years...his poems are often rooted in the harsh soil of his early memories...Tense to the point of being enigmatic, Dana is a poet whose voice one trusts: what he says he feels is validated by the precision and force of the saying itself..." Minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
EVERY IDLE DREAM., Darwin, Bernard.
34 Darwin, Bernard. EVERY IDLE DREAM.
London Collins 1948 First Edition Very Good- Good Elinor Darwin. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the meaning behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by his fireside, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good- 
304 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Jalna, the tremendous tribe of Whiteoaks, the distant Canadian background, with its maple trees, its great lake, its fascinating mixture of primitive outdoors and civilised comfort: was it from such a background that Mazo de la Roche sprang? In this long family chronicle stretching from generation to generation, has she been telling us something of herself? (This book) answers these questions. Here is a vivid re-creation of (her) life, in some ways so like the life of a Whiteoak, but always individual and characteristic. The background is the same, the beautiful section of Ontario that borders on one of the great Canadian lakes, but the experience is different. She gives us a spontaneously written account of the rather strange childhood of one who was born with the writer's eye, who grew to use her gifts, and for whom discerning Fortune gave the opportunity of finding a world-wide audience, approached in so many languages, retained through so many years. But (it) is not only about a writer's work. It is a story of friendships and travel, of animal friends as well as human ones; and of a perfect companionship that has endured nearly a lifetime, and is honoured in the dedicatory inscription to the book." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped; has light edge wear and tiny chip/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; moderate browning on rear panel, spine and flap-folds, slight waviness along top/bottom edges of both panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE VERY HOUSE., De la Roche, Mazo.
36 De la Roche, Mazo. THE VERY HOUSE.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1937 First Canadian Edition Very Good Poor A.H. Watson, dust jacket illustration. (Alice Helena Watson.) 
258 pp, 7 1/2" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. "(O)ne of those rare books which capture the elusive qualities of childhood with integrity and naturalness. From the moment of their arrival in Plymouth, with a great mound of luggage, throughout their journeyings in search of a home and their final coming to anchor in 'The Very House', the doings of this unconventional family are described with detached gaiety. The characters are lovable and very much alive, not least among them Dan and Robbie, the Scottie and the Cairn. In the sombre house, with its massive trees and views to the mountains of Wales, Gillian and Diggory lead their eager and sensitive lives that now mingle with the life of the grown-ups and now voyage to the remote realms of childhood. They still retain their individuality that so soon disappears when children are regimented into school life. Readers who remember the poignant delights and swift sorrows of their own childhood will find deep pleasrue in this penetrating record." Small company stamp at bottom of rear free endpaper, dust soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has heavy creasing/wrinkling and old tape/paper patch repairs to large tears, small edge chips, light to moderate browning on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1981 071000821X / 9780710008213 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good- 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to reinforce lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures and a declining birth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century with its educational implications. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, fading to spine color - lettering very legible - blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION., Edison, Margaret E.  Letter by Barker Fairley.  Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
38 Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald. THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019595 / 9780802019592 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- Thoreau MacDonald. 
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Ex-library copy. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Ex-library copy with the a few stamps and labels - mainly at front and rear, several very small old tape residue marks on endpapers, slight browning to edges of text block - soiling on top near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, sticker mark/residue at bottom of spine, small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, old cover/tape residue marks at top of inside spine - now protected by removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
39 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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