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CIRCUS TOYS., Tearle, Peggy.
41 Tearle, Peggy. CIRCUS TOYS.
Leicester Dryad. 1952 Soft Cover Good 
60 pp + large folded sheet of patterns laid in, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "A hand-made toy has a particular appeal; if it is not perfect, it will probably have personality - and expert workmanship will make it outstanding, provided always that the design is good. Very few tools are required for toymaking, and the technique is not difficult to pick up. Moreover, the work gets increasingly interesting as experience is gained. The circus theme gives plenty of scope for imagination; trappings and trimmings can be varied endlessly, and the patterns adapted to make new costumes. With slight alterations to the facial expressions, entirely new characters can be introduced. These figures and animals are good as a group, and have therefore been made to scale. As the animals range from five to sixteen inches in height, full directions for enlarging or reducing the patterns have been included." Introduction. Contents: Materials; Ringmaster; Toby Dog; Clown; Seal; Polar Bear; Cossack; Brown Bear; Shetland Pony; Chimpanzee; Horse; Ballerina; Cowboy. Interior - moderate bump to bottom corner of text block, small bump at top corner, large diagonal crease on page 15/16, pocket at rear is torn in several place s but has been archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate bump at bottom corner, small light bump at top corner, heavy crease down center of rear cover, very light edge wear, small scuff and small light soiling mark on rear cover. Patterns in pocket are complete but have fold creases and there are a few small tears at fold joints. 
Price: 20.00 USD
ROVERANDOM., Tolkien, J.R.R.  Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors.
42 Tolkien, J.R.R. Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors. ROVERANDOM.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1998 0395898714 / 9780395898710 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good J.R.R. Tolkien. 
106 pp, 8 3/4" H. Five illustrations by Tolkien (3 colour, 2 b&w). "To console and distract (his young son who had lost his favorite toy dog), J.R.R. Tolkien improvised a story - the story of Rover, a real dog magically transformed into a toy, who, after many fantastic adventures in search of the wizard who wronged him, at last wins back his doggy life. This charming tale, peopled by a terrible dragon and a wise old whale, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was a Tolkien family favorite and went through several typewritten drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years after it was written, the story of Rover - or, as the Man-in-the-Moon fondly called him, Roverandom - is published at last. Rich in wit and wordplay, crowded with thrilling and humorous incident, (it) will delight not only Tolkien's countless admirers but anyone who loves a rollicking yarn well told." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and a tiny chip at bottom of rear flap-fold - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere, soft crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
43 Tozer, Katharine. THE WANDERINGS OF MUMFIE.
London John Murray 1938 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Katharine Tozer. 
111 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Top edge red. Colour and b&w plates, plus additional b&w drawings throughout. When Mumfie, the baby elephant, meets Scarecrow, they set out on a series of adventures that introduce them to a family of friendly squirrels, witches, a black cat, Father Christmas and others. Mumfie's "courage and kindness outweigh his vices and have given him fame." *Please note: this book is a product of its time and has elements that may cause offense - for example: the "N" word is used several times in reference to a character also referred to as the "Sambo the coloured gentleman".* Light browning on free endpapers and adjacent pages; previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; tiny foxing marks on last page, page 1 and preceding page; large corner crease on rear free enpaper and last page; varying size foxing marks/light brown stains on some pages - mostly front half of book, soft large corner creases on page leaf 81/82, slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has edge tears (some archivally taped), creases and a few small chips; light browning on spine - very light browning elsewhere; scattered light brown stains and light soiling - mostly on rear panel; small area of front hinge has light fading; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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