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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE:  WITH A MEMOIR.  RIVIERE & SON BINDING., (Brooke, Rupert.)  Memoir by E. Marsh.
1 (Brooke, Rupert.) Memoir by E. Marsh. THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE: WITH A MEMOIR. RIVIERE & SON BINDING.
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1926 Fifteenth Impression. Very Good- 
clix (Memoir), 160 pp, 7 1/8" H. Riviere & Son binding (stamped on verso of free front endpaper) - blue leather spine/corners, marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.Two tissue-covered b&w portraits. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) is best known for his war sonnets, particularly "The Soldier". Previous owner's small bookplate on front free endpaper; small chip at bottom edge of half-title page; small light foxing mark on page lxxix, tiny foxing mark on one other page and a small light line mark on another; browning at edges of free endpapers; light edge wear to boards; colour blue has faded to brown on spine, hinges and edges of boards; light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY:  "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES"., (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.)
2 (Montgomery, Lucy Maud - L.M.) LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY: "THE ISLAND'S LADY OF STORIES".
Springfield, Prince Edward Island Women's Institute 1975 4th Printing Very Good 
20 pp, 7 1/4" H x 5 1/4" D. B&w photographs. A short biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables and other children's classics. Includes three poems: "Twilight in Abegweit"; "In Lover's Lane"; and, "Off to the Fishing Ground", an essay entitled "Prince Edward Island", plus the words and music for "Island Hymn". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small # 69 written in pen at top corner of front cover, tiny stain and small light water stain on rear cover. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 (Tolstoi, Leo) (Tolstoy). TOLSTOI'S MOSCOW HOME. (TOLSTOY.)
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1957. 
84 pp, + 16 b&w plates, 16 mo, (6 1/2" H), soft cover. A room-by-room description of Tolstoi's Moscow home and garden, with a chronology of his life and work during the 1880s and 1890s, followed by a section of b&w photographs. Interior - book cra cked at beginning of illustration section but pages are holding firmly, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, top front corner of book has soft creases through covers and text, bottom front cover ha s s m a l l c r e ase with migration into first few pages, tiny pieces missing at bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
4 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
JACK LONDON:  THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL., Barltrop, Robert.
5 Barltrop, Robert. JACK LONDON: THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL.
Pluto Press, (London, 1978). 
206 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "The critics have never treated (London) kindly - his tales were too earthy and ingenuous. His radical political comrades found him an uncomfortable companion - too famous, too wilful and too often given to racist, sexist and elitist opinion. But he struck a chord in the minds of millions who raised him high above the poverty and obscurity to which he was born in 1876, and whose demands on his huge talent helped drive him to an early death forty years later..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, two small corner creases, tiny/very small paint splatters on spine - mainly at bottom, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LAVENGRO:  THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST., Borrow, George.
6 Borrow, George. LAVENGRO: THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST.
London T.N. Foulis 1914 Very Good- Fair Edmund J. Sullivan. 
655 pp + (6) pp of publisher's advertising, 8 1/2" H. Green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, many pages as yet unopened. 12 tipped in colour plates (including frontispiece) with captions & guards - all present, clean & bright. George Borrow's "autobiographical novel" takes the reader from his childhood and early travels around Scotland, England and Ireland, to his beginnings as a writer in London and on to his wanderings as a tinker in early 19th century England. ------ Light browning at top/bottom edges of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, some light foxing marks on preliminary page and on one rear page, light toning and a few light foxing marks on untrimmed edges of pages, large margin tear archivally taped on page leaf 405/406. The dust jacket, with a pastedown colour illustration (lacking bottom right corner), appears to have been trimmed at some time in the past to 'even it up'. It has a few very small tears & creases, a small hole and light wrinkling mid-spine and is now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
7 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Toronto Griffin House 1982 887601081 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his novels, still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a thread spun of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his publ ic, however, and to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait of a man whose fame rests - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extraordinary career." Tiny soiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL.  (A MEMORY OF THE MIND OF A CHILD.), Burnett, F.H., Mrs.  (Frances Hodgson Burnett.)
8 Burnett, F.H., Mrs. (Frances Hodgson Burnett.) THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL. (A MEMORY OF THE MIND OF A CHILD.)
London Frederick Warne Very Good No Jacket Reginald Birch. 
292 pp, 8" H. Brick-coloured boards with gilt & black lettering, color illustration on spine, black lettering, black and color illustrations on front board. Yellow 'crackle' patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), author of 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', 'Sara Crewe', 'A Little Princess' and 'The Secret Garden', here recounts the story of her youth. Calling herself the 'Small Person', she describes her early life in Victorian era England, her family's journey to their new home in the United States in 1865, and concludes with the acceptance for publication of two of her first stories. Very small dent at top of contents page and opposite page - this migrates but diminishes into several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, light browning to endpapers, small fore-edge tear on page leaf 71/72 - archivally taped, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and a couple of tiny tears, faint foxing on bottom of text block, slight darkening to top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE., Butcher, Fanny.
9 Butcher, Fanny. MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.
New York Harper & Row 1972 060104023 First Edition Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and the literary circles of two continents. Young Fanny Butcher began her career just before the dawn of the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. (S)he got a job as assisant to the woman's editor of the Chicago Tribune, and worked her way to the position of literary editor during the overlordship of Colonel Robert R. McCormick. (S)he was in turn a reporter, music critic, and society editor, but she spunkily created her own book columns, and reviewed and interviewed and made friends with hundreds of American, French, English and other writers whose success in midland America she helped to promote by her profound involvement in their work. For almost fifty years at the Tribune she took an active share in the life of her times - not only as a book reviewer but as a bookshop proprietor and as an advocate of good causes, from women's suffrage to freedom of expression for the writer. Here are her personal recollections of Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Louis Bromfield, James Joyce, Andre Maurois, Thornton Wilder, Fannie Hurst, and many, many others." Light toning to edges of text block, slight colour fading at top edge of boards and spine, bump/wrinkling at top of spine and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy sun fading on spine - lettering is still legible, very light browning on rear flap-fold and at top edge of flaps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine including a few small and tiny tears, two tiny dents on rear hinge area, very small two-letter notation in red ink at top of front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Cappon, James. BLISS CARMAN AND THE LITERARY CURRENTS AND INFLUENCES OF HIS TIME.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1930), Ist edition. 
340 pp, 8vo, hard cover (maroon boards, gold lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. Contents: Beginnings; Behind The Arras; Songs From Vagabondia; Memorial Verse, Elegies and Ballads; The Third Vagabondia Volume; The Pipes of Pan; The S appho Lyrics; The Prose Essays; Later Poems; Shifting Currents; The Tradition of Emerson and Whitman in American Literature; New Systems of Verse - Whitman and Claudel. Interior - pages browning, gift inscription on free front endpaper, o t h e r w i s e c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Cappon, James.
11 Cappon, James. CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Very Good 
148 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of Charles G.D. Roberts, focusing largely on his poetry. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE., Castronovo, David.
12 Castronovo, David. BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.
New York Continuum 2009 0826428320 / 9780826428325 Very Good+ Very Good 
197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILLAY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE., Cheney, Anne.
13 Cheney, Anne. MILLAY IN GREENWICH VILLAGE.
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
 
 
SCIENCE FICTION:  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA.  (SF), Clute, John.
14 Clute, John. SCIENCE FICTION: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA. (SF)
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1995 0771573170 / 9780771573170 First Canadian Edition Very Good Very Good 
312 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions of book and magazine covers and author signatures, etc. "Covering the history of the genre in all its forms, and lavishly illustrated with images from books, films, magazines, comics, and graphic novels, (this book) presents one-of-a-kind, decade-by-decade time charts with fascinating insight into the cultural influences that shaped the Science Fiction of each period. In over 100 detailed biographies (it) introduces the world's greatest Science Fiction writers - from Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells, through Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K Le Guin and William Gibson - right up to the names to watch as the millenium approaches. Their works, and those of other literary legends, are brought to life in a gallery of over 100 enduring novels, all in early or first edition jackets. An unparalleled reference work and a stunning visual adventure, this extraordinary volume will transport you through time and space to glorious dreams and sobering satires." Soft bump at bottom corner of approx. first 25 pages, small bump at three corners and at bottom of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS., Cox, Cynthia.
15 Cox, Cynthia. THE REAL FIGARO: THE EXTRAORDINARY CAREER OF CARON DE BEAUMARCHAIS.
New York Coward-McCann 1963 First American Edition Very Good Very Good- 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "(A) biography of a brilliant and impudent man living in eighteenth-century France: Caron de Beaumarchais. It was a life of fantastic adventure. Inventor, secret agent, politician, courtier, publisher and supplier of arms to the American colonies, Beaumarchais also wrote plays. Music lovers enchanted by Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro" and Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' remember that they are based on the brilliant comedies of Beaumarchais. Born Pierre Caron in 1732, Beaumarchais was the son of a prosperous Parisian clockmaker. As a child, he was apprenticed to his father, became fairly famous in the field of watchmaking and invented several new and complicated devices. He soon found wider scope by buying an appointment at the Court of Louis XV, where he swiftly rose to the highest favor. The King sent him on a secret mission to Madrid, and he returned to find himself accused of forgery and embezzlement. He became emeshed in a series of legal actions in which he fought vigorously to maintain his honor. Louis XV, meanwhile, sent him secretly to London to stop a blackmailer from publishing scandal about the royal mistress, Madame du Barry. The next King, Louis XVI, gave him two similar missions; the first, to smother a scurrilous attempt to libel Marie-Antoinette, took him to London, Amsterdam and Vienna; the second, to recover some papers of the late King which were of explosive importance, involved him in London with the extraordinary Chevalier d'Eon, a secret agent who, on occasion, wore female dress and was widely (but wrongly) believed to be a woman. While in England, Beaumarchais allied himself with the cause of the American colonies; and when Louis XVI refused to aid the rebels openly, (he) organized a private firm to supply them with arms and munitions as well as ships, with astonishing results. Meanwhile, his play 'The Barber of Seville' had been acclaimed and its sequel, 'The Marriage of Figaro', so audaciously mocked the Government that for five years the King forbade its performance. But when public readings spread its fame, and when the ban was reluctantly lifted, all Paris fought to see it. When the Revolution broke out, Beaumarchais witnessed the storming of the Bastille. In 1792 false rumors caused an hysterical mob to invade his ostentatious mansion; he escaped to a friend's house. Later he was arrested, released through influence of a woman, and after further adventures he found himself a proscribed refugee in Hamburg. He returned to France in 1796 and died there three years later." A few small faint foxing marks on free endpapers, light wrinkling at top/ bottom of spine, very small dint at top edge of front board, tiny foxing marks at edges of illustration pages. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tears at bottom of spine and on rear hinge, minor foxing on edges of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 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.)
16 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
 
 
17 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR., Davis, Harry.  (Tasha Tudor.)
18 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316164917 / 9780316164917 First Edition Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness at top/bottom of text block, small very light soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, minor edge wear, very slight twist to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., De la Roche, Mazo.
19 De la Roche, Mazo. RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
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
 
 
PETER McARTHUR., Deacon, William Arthur.
20 Deacon, William Arthur. PETER McARTHUR.
Toronto Ryerson Press Very Good 
180 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped signature & border on front board. B&w portrait. One of the "Makers of Canadian Literature" series, edited by Lorne Albert Pierce. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Tiny light glue mark on free rear endpaper, a few very tiny dlue marks at top of inside front hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
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