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Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Little, Brown 1992 20316187828 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
239 pp, 9 1/4" H. "World-traveller Kildare Dobbs has ridden the transcontinental buses to rediscover Canada for himself. He travelled more than 7,000 miles by bus along the world's longest national highway, the Trans Canada that runs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The result is a portrait of the immense land, a travel book lit by memories and imagination, and at the same time a chorus of Canadian voices, as the seatmates who travel with him tell their stories. Bus travellers tend not to be people who talk to Royal Commissioners or phone-in media shows. Yet going quietly about their lives they're truly representative of their origins and their country." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY:  STAR TREK'S "SCOTTY" - IN HIS OWN WORDS., Doohan, James.  With Peter David.
24 Doohan, James. With Peter David. BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY: STAR TREK'S "SCOTTY" - IN HIS OWN WORDS.
Pocket Books, New York, 1996, first paperback printing. 
215 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0671520563 B&w photographs. "Montgomery Scott, the endlessly resourceful chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, has been a familiar presence in our collective imagination for over three decades. All a round the world, everyone knows 'Scotty' - but far fewer know the true story of actor James Doohan, who has brought Starfleet's legendary 'miracle worker' to life for three seasons on television and in seven major motion pictures. Here at last a r e all the colourful details of Doohan's life and times....(this) is an entertaining and indispensable look at the unforgettable personality behind one of the twentieth century's most enduring icons." Interior - clean and tight with no previous o wn er s hip marks. Exterior - book lighty cocked, light creases on spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
25 Egielski, Richard. THREE MAGIC BALLS.
Laura Geringer/HarperCollins 2000 0060260335 / 9780060260330 2nd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Richard Egielski. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pp.), 10 3/4" H. Pictorial boards and endpapers, wonderfully and colorfully illustrated throughout. "When Uncle Dinkleschmidt buys three rubber balls for his toy store, it's up to Rudy to take very good care of them. But as soon as he is left alone in the shop, Rudy discovers that these are no ordinary balls, and that's when the magic begins." Recommended for Preschool-Grade 2. Two very tiny dints on bottom edge of rear board, otherwise book and dust jacket are almost as new. 
Price: 15.00 USD
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
26 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690., Ellis, Peter Berresford.
27 Ellis, Peter Berresford. THE BOYNE WATER: THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE, 1690.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. "In the year 1690 Ireland was the pivot of the European crisis. Louis XIV had sent over the deposed king James II with French money, troops and generals in order to secure Irelan d and eventually England as allies. William III, together with other members of the League of Augsburg, sought to prevent a Jacobite restoration in England and the consequent domination of Europe by France. On 1 July 1690, the decisive da y o f t h e battle of the Boyne, the presence of troops from the continent on both sides of the river emphasized the international issues at stake. But the battle was fought for other reasons which are still remembered today. The Cromwellian la nd o wn er s a nd t h e English and Scottish Protestants in Ulster wanted to defend their property and power; the Old English Catholics and the native Irish fought to regain their confiscated lands and to drive out the alien English conquerors. H ow fa r, in fa ct, di d W il liam and James represent these respective interests and what happened after such bitter fighting? Peter Berresford Ellis describes the movements of both armies prior to the battle and the scene of the battlefield itsel f. Wi th his ch arac teri stic im partiality he assesses the personalities and strategy of the various leaders - the Earl of Tyrconnell, the young Duke of Berwick and Patrick Sarsfield on the Jacobite side and the old Duke of Shomberg, the Count of Solm s-B raun fels and Gusta vus H amil ton on the Williamite side. For it was the foresight, skills or mistakes of such men which were to determine the outcome of the battle. Vivid eye-witness accounts of soldiers captured in both camps add f eel ing t o th is st ory o f hat red, h ope an d cou rage which captured the imagination of the generations to come. But the author does not merely ascertain the military significance of William's victory. He outlines the consequences of Williamit e ru le for both Catho lics a nd Pro testant s alike , in b oth Ulster and the South, and in so doing destroys - in surprising ways - some of the myths surrounding the battle of the Boyne." Slight cigarette odor, very light browning to pages, lig ht br ownign to for e-edge of text block, small bu mp at bo ttom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wrinkling and edge browning, light rubbing, light to moderate browning on rear panel, slight delamination at top ed ge of rear pa nel. V ery Goo d-/Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS., Farjeon, Eleanor.  Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
29 Farjeon, Eleanor. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1957, first edition. 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations throughout. "Eleanor Farjeon's poetry needs no introduction. She is one of the few real poets for children. The springtime world of her verse, the entrancing jingles and gay humour, the flights of fancy, capture at once the heart and the imagination. Here are verses of places and people, of saints and heroes, play songs and songs for all seasons of the year. The dancing rhythms and rhymes, the charm and music of t he words, provide an immediate entry into the world of truth and beauty." Tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, small areas of paper offset from dust jacket on edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing to rear panel, several tiny to small tears - two taped on inside, one very small chip. VG-/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
31 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
32 Fraser, Keath. (Signed) FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Stoddart, (Toronto, 1987), 2nd printing. 
320 pp, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO ANOTHER CANADIAN AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Cover art by Alex Colville. "A book of remarkable and moral imagination...a new collection of seven stories and three novellas set on the West Coast and a broad in the Third World. Frequently, the offsetting of these worlds - affluent and hungry, stark and fashionable - uncovers insular values in the developed west that reveal our own underdeveloped character..." Interior - clean and ti g h t . E x t e r i o r - light edgewear/rubbing, wrinkle to spine from manufacturing process, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
33 Gallico, Paul. THE HURRICANE STORY.
London Michael Joseph. 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
144 pp, 7 1/2" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/propellers on spine, silver aircraft on front board. B&w photographs. "Paul Gallico has written the whole exciting and inspiring life story of the greatest British fighter plane, from the drawing board through the battles of World War II. It is a story of great daring, imagination, and unparalleled human courage - the biography of an aircraft which came to personify toughness and audacity." Minor browning to edges of text block, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, bump to fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wear and tiny tear (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and top of rear flap-fold - very light elsewhere, minor edge browning on flaps, soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
West Chester, PA Schiffer 1991 0887403484 / 9780887403484 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Dust jacket art by Steven Ferguson. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Covers the last chapter, the decline and fall of the air defense of Germany at the end of World War II. It is a diary of losses and a chronicle in which the fighter pilots plays the lead. It tells of the young men who joined their squadrons full of optimisim and derring-do, only to give their lives to no purpose in a last desperate endeavour. The focal point of (this book) is the controversial Operation 'Bodenplatte' on the morning of New Year's Day 1945, an operation in which the German fighter force received its final mortal wound - losing some 230 aircrew in less than four hours, the fighter units suffered their most severe defeat. Only now, after years of evaluation of all available sources, can the true figures of fighter losses on January 1, 1945 be reported. But this picture of the sacrifice of fighter formations does not mean that fighter pilots were unable to score successes. The figures for enemy aircraft shot down and the contact reports show clearly that the German pilots could still both parry and deal out hard punches. Few people have any real idea of the actual scale of the German fighter force's sacrifice. The imagination boggles at the tragic events that took place in the skies over Europe as the war neared its end, and even in the perspective of history the full extent of the debacle can scarcely be depicted. (Here, the author) explains these last six months of the Luftwaffe and the fall of a once mighty air force." Dust jacket has very light wrinkle at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
FOLLOW, FOLLOW., Glenday, Alice.  Dust jacket art by Garth Tapper.
35 Glenday, Alice. Dust jacket art by Garth Tapper. FOLLOW, FOLLOW.
Collins / Auckland City Council, Auckland, 1973, first edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Winner of the $2,000 Auckland City Centennial Fiction Contest, 'Follow, Follow' must rank as one of the most impressive novels published in New Zealand since the war. In its delicate exploration of family relationships, its sensitive probing of the heart of a woman and its mature treatment of sex, it is the work of an imagination under strict artistic control....With subtlety and insight, Alice Glenday shows a hidden crime weighing upon a f amily and yet somehow being drawn into the texture of daily living. The artistry of (this book) is outstanding, with its deceptively placid opening contributing to the final effect, with believable characters who behave as in life rather t h a n i n f i ction, and with a New Zealand atmosphere of beach and cliff which is unobtrusively part of the entire fabric. Alice Glenday's story-telling gifts enable her to make this very moving novel a most successful fusion of a compulsive sto ry w it h d ee p a nd sympathetic human observation." Light browning on pages 36 & 37 due to laid-in old newspaper clipping, small bump to corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly cocked, minor browning to edges of tex tbl ock . Du st jac ke t h as moderate edge wrinkling, several small tears - some with creases, several very small chips, light rubbing, minor soiling. Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
36 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1978 0448148374 / 9780448148373 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
197 pp, 10" H. J.R.R. Tolkien, the "man who was embarrassed by success lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community. As a child in South Africa, (he) was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. As a youngster in the English industrial city of Birmingham, Tolkien was raised by a Catholic priest. As a young adult, (he) lived throught the bloody horror of the trenches of World War I. How much of Tolkien's own personal experience fired that incredible imagination is just one of the areas that Daniel Grotta uncovers. Here, for the first time, the door is opened to the life and thoughts of the masterful creator of Middle-earth." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, slight fading to color on front board and at top/bottom edges, small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
40 Harris, Steve. STRAKER'S ISLAND.
London Victor Gollancz 1998 0575065826 / 9780575065826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Steve Crisp, dust jacket art. 
384 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(O)n the day of his annual trip to his own private island to give six lucky fans the night and fright of their lives, (horror writer Jim Green's) creative juices begin flowing again and words start pouring on to his computer screen. Trouble is, he's not always typing them and he can't seem to stop them, not even by turning off the computer. And, as the horror fest on Straker's Island approaches, Jim begins to realize that it's not just his own imagination which has been creating his bestselling books, and now the source of all those vivid ideas and gory scenes is out for payback." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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