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THE IVORY AND THE HORN:  A NEWFORD COLLECTION., de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint).
21 de Lint, Charles. (Charles deLint). THE IVORY AND THE HORN: A NEWFORD COLLECTION.
New York TOR 1995 0312855737 / 9780312855734 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Dust jacket art by Terri Windling. 
318 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Contents: Waifs and Strays; Mr. Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery; The Forest is Crying; The Wishing Well; Dead Man's Shoes; Bird Bones and Wood Ash; A Tempest in Her Eyes; Saxophone Joe and the Woman in Black; The Bone Woman; Pal O' Mine; Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night; Dream Harder, Dream True; The Pochade Box; Coyote Stories; The Forever Trees. "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth - In the fictional city of Newford, replete with brutal realities of modern urban life, de Lint's characters encounter magic in strange and unexpected places. Magic is found under concrete streets, amid the faces of the destitute, and in the dark alleys that lead to surprising destinations." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE., Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira.
22 Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira. THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1940 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Paulo Werneck. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/2" H. Beaufifully illustrated in colour. When drought strikes a Brazilian native family, they trek to find a new home. Along the way, they encounter Carnauba, a woman turned into a palm tree by the Moon. She instructs the young boy in how to obtain food, drink, shelter, medicine and clothing from the palm and asks him to plant palm nuts in return for her help. Years later, when a plantation grows on what once was desert, the boy carries the nuts of the Tree of Providence to other native Brazilians. A few minor soft wrinkles at top of three pages, three small areas of surface paper loss on boards - at top and botton corner of front board and a little larger on the rear board near hinge, very small tear at top of front hinge, light soiling to boards, scattered light wrinkling and bubbling of paper on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
23 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
24 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY., Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles.
26 Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY.
New York Gramercy 1993 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Graham Johnston, Herald Painter to the Lyon Court. 
647 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illlustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, colour plates. "(A) thorough explanation of the rules governing the establishment and use of coasts of arms which includes an extraordinarily detailed compendium of the individual elements and designs in the coats of arms of England and Scotland. Because every representation has a specific meaning, based on recognized historical interpretation, Fox-Davies has divided the book into chapters on such symbols as beasts, birds, trees, flowers, crests, crowns, coronets, badges, and mottoes. The inheritance pattern of each heraldic symbol is described and there is an explanation of what happens when one noble family intermarries with another and the coats of arms must be combined.." Very light browning to page margins and edges of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinge and flap-folds, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 1999 0890242437 / 9780890242438 3rd Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
96 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color and b&w photographs. "This book is like having two of the best model-builders in the hobby show you how to make the scenery and structures on your model railroad special! They offer hints and tips on: Texture; Trees; Forced perspective; Waterfront details; Figures; Vehicles; Details and superdetails; Signs; Improvements for structures; Weathering; Airbrushing; Workshop techniques." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corners of both covers, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS.  (SUNDAY TIMES), Girling, Richard, ed.  Gardening consultant: Graham Rose.  (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.)
28 Girling, Richard, ed. Gardening consultant: Graham Rose. (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.) THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS. (SUNDAY TIMES)
London Macmillan 1988 0333482301 / 9780333482308 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color with photographs and reproductions. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Taming the Wilderness; Magic, Medicine and Broth; Branches Throughout the World; The Quest for Colour; The Greenhouse Effect; A Natural Romance; One Hundred Historic Gardens to Visit. Small bump to corners of boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of front board, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 27.50 USD
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
30 Grant, Michael. Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM: CITIES OF VESUVIUS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
196 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour plates, b&w plans/maps. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; The History of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Vesuvius; The Towns and Their Meeting Places; Temples, Gods and Goddesses, and Philosophers; Private Houses in Town and Country; Paintings, Mosaics and Furniture; Farms and Trades; Public Life and Sexual Life; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) first edition, with minor emendations." Small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY.  HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7.  (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.), Grivno, Cody, ed.  (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.)
31 Grivno, Cody, ed. (Jim Kelly, David Popp, Carl Swanson, Neil Besougloff, Jay Smith, Jim Hediger, Dana Kawala.) HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC SCENERY. HOW TO BUILD REALISTIC LAYOUTS NO. 7. (MODEL RAILROADER SPECIAL ISSUE.)
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 2010 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, (magazine format). Front cover states: "Display Until July 27, 2010". Color photographs. Contents: Welcome; Take scenery to the next dimension; Get started building landforms; Install a culvert in an existing scene; Improve commercial trees; Build a grade crossing; Add a cornfield to your layout; Make realistic summer trees; Cast plaster rocks in place; Model a swamp; Paint effective backdrops; Use forced perspective; Model realistic rapids; Structures that tell a story; Weather your wood structures; Kitbash a modular structure; Build a low-relief structure; Weather a plastic structure; Build a brass structure kit; Scratchbuild structures; Mix the ingredients; Remake a shoreline scene; Build a commuter station; Model a forest on a bluff; Add an alley; Model a harbor scene; Add lights to a scene. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
BBC Books, (1997), Ist edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photos showing gardens, plants and techniques. "Taking as his inspiration the gardens of the past, Geoff shows how to maximize your privacy whether you live in a quiet village or a teeming city. Build an arbour where you can sit and relax, or a living tunnel where you can stroll undisturbed. Recreate the splendid isolation of a woodland glade or use a water feature to add the calming, cooling sounds of running water to the most urban of landscapes. Bring the soothing atmosphere of the monastery cloister to your garden or transport the countryside to your back door with your very own wildflower meadow. With chapters to show how to use colour in your garden to the most tranquil effect and how to make best use of scented plants, (this book) has something to satisfy all the senses. And Geoff's extensive planting lists will ensure you get the right plant for the right place in order to create your own private paradise." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light wear and small loss of laminate at top of rear flap-fold area , light rubbing. VG/VG - 
Price: 17.50 USD
New York Franklin Watts 1963 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
170 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Conservation, says the author, is not a career in itself, but many jobs in government and private industry offer the conservation-minded young person the chance to take part in a vital work. Government offers careers in forestry, soil and wildlife conservation, flood control, biological research, and allied services. Lumber companies, pulp and paper corporations, agricultural associations, farmers' co-operatives, sportsmen's clubs, the fishing industry, chemical firms, and private organizations offer the opportunity for conservation work. In addition to describing the work done by government and industry, the author lists the necessary qualifications for those interested in the field of conservation and suggests schools and colleges where the applicants can receive training in their chosen field." Slight sun-fading to board edges/bottom edge of spine and small area of spine middle. Dust jacket has light rubbing and minor edgewear, one 1/2" closed tear with associated creases on top edge of front panel near hinge, creases and small tears at top/bottom of spine and part of rear panel top edge, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Hocking, Anthony.
35 Hocking, Anthony. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1978 0070826838 / 9780070826830 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
64 pp, 11 1/4" H. A volume from 'The Canada Series". Pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Land and Sea; The Ecosystem; Ile St. Jean; French and English; New Settlers; The Land Question; Confederation; Island Province; Ships and Foxes; The Economy; Farming; Spud Island; Forestry; Fishing; Aquaculture; Industry; Transportation; Tourism; Energy; Communities; Government; The Assembly; Health and Education; Island Culture; Sport; Harness Racing; The Islanders; Heritage; Environment; Green Gables; Credits and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light browning to edges of text block, very small bump at top corner of boards, very light rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
37 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp - 3 volumes in 1, 8 1/2" H. Originally published in 1838 by Saunders and Otley, London, England, this facsimile reprint is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, golde lettering/banding on front board. Anna Jameson's account of her travels in Upper Canada, by sleigh, steamboat, canoe, stage coach, etc., gives firsthand impressions of the people and places, including much information on the native people she encountered. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE.  MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26., Johnson, Greg; Short, Brad; Hughes, Bernard; Kuchar, Bob; Curren, Art; Holtz, Brian; Furlow, Malcolm; Bronsky, Eric; Van Wickel, J.F.; Foster, Dean; Nehrich, Joh; Holland, Gail M.; et al.
39 Johnson, Greg; Short, Brad; Hughes, Bernard; Kuchar, Bob; Curren, Art; Holtz, Brian; Furlow, Malcolm; Bronsky, Eric; Van Wickel, J.F.; Foster, Dean; Nehrich, Joh; Holland, Gail M.; et al. SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE. MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26.
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 1996 0890240957 / 9780890240953 Fifth Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
116 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Forms and shells; Rocks; Ground textures; Bushes and trees; Water; Scenic detailing; Buildings; Backgrounds and backdrops. "Over 100 pages of hints and ideas to bring your layout to life! From the experts - for all scales and gauges." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear over, minor soft crease at corners of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
40 Jones, David, compiler. Edited and produced by Mark Carwardine. THE NATURE OF ZIMBABWE: A GUIDE TO CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.
Gland, Switzerland IUCN 1988 2880329337 / 9782880329334 Soft Cover Very Good - 
88 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with color photos. Contents: Zimbabwe - Its Land and People; State of the Wild; Wildlife - Paying its Way; A Nation of Farmers; Trees for the People; The Industrial Connection; Our Common Future; A National Conservation Strategy for Zimbabwe. Interior - book cracked between pages 34/35, but pages are still firm, erased pencil marks on title page. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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