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  • FLOWERS OF DELIGHT: an agreeable garland of prose and poetry... by De Vries, Leonard, compiler
    De Vries, Leonard, compiler
    FLOWERS OF DELIGHT: an agreeable garland of prose and poetry...

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1965. Brown illustrated boards. pp 232. Illustrations in colour & b&w. Bibliographical descriptions at rear of the original books. Fine in near fine jacket. Selections from English children's books 1765-1830 found in Toronto famous Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 48784
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  • CROSS, Thompson
    FOOTPLATE LUCK: stories of railway adventure at home and abroad. Illustrated by E.S. Hodgson

    London: Blackie, no date (1922 or 1923). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black & white. pp 256, (32, ads) + 5 (of 6) plates. Lacking the plate at p. 48, ink names at front, else a VG clean, tight, unworn and attractive copy. 14 stories.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43465
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  • MOLESWORTH, Mrs. [Mary Louisa (Stewart) Molesworth, 1842-1921] [Walter Crane]
    FOUR WINDS FARM. Illustrated by Walter Crane

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macmillan, 1887. Small octavo. Original green fine ribbed decorated cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt, black endpapers. (viii), 180, [4, ads] pp + frontispiece and illustrated title with tissue guard and 6 other plates by Walter Crane. Book a little leaned; cloth wear at spine tips repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with black paper; all of spine gilt flaked away but stamping still clearly visible; tissue guard creased; VG clean copy otherwise. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 24990
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  • TRAVERS, P.L.
    FRIEND MONKEY

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Collins, 1972. Yellow boards. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. A monkey story by the author of the MARY POPPINS books

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44454
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  • FUNNY WONDER and JESTER (5 issues)

    London: Amalgamated Press, 1941. Five issues. 8 page British comic for a juvenile audience printed in red and black on newsprint, folded once horizontally to make quarto pages. Light yellowing as always, VG clean & unworn copies otherwise. No. 1413, 26 April; no. 1417, 24 May; no. 1418, 31 May; no. 1420, 28 June, no. 1423, 09 Aug. Charlie Chaplin appears on each front cove. Pitch and Toss and Their Pets battle Nazis, amongst other adventures. Ceased publication in 1942. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43350
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  • DARTT, Robert L. (G.A. Henty)
    G.A. HENTY: a bibliography

    Cedar Grove, NJ: Dar-Web, Inc, 1971. Brown boards. pp xviii, 184 + plates. Index. Light yellowing to page edges; a few pencil annotations in text; else fine in jacket. A descriptive bibliography, it includes periodicals.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50265
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  • MUNSCH, Robert
    GET ME ANOTHER ONE !

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1982. Oblong octavo, stapled, in glossy illustrated card covers. Creases to front cover, VG otherwise, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 41800
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  • GLINDA OF OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill by BAUM, L. Frank
    BAUM, L. Frank
    GLINDA OF OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, c1920. Later printing ca 1941. Quarto, light blue cloth, colour pictorial label on front cover, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations. Tidy owner name in the provided printed space, yellowing to page edges, sunning at spine ends and to top quarter of rear cover, a bright and unworn VG+ copy otherwise. The price-clipped jacket is poor, with large chips, significant losses.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35710
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  • GRANNY'S WONDERFUL CHAIR and its tales of fairy tales by BROWNE, Frances, 1816-79
    BROWNE, Frances, 1816-79
    GRANNY'S WONDERFUL CHAIR and its tales of fairy tales

    London: Ward, Lock, 1911. Octavo, blue decorated cloth stamped in light green and red, gilt lettered, grey illustrated endpapers. pp 248, (6, ads) + frontispiece by Thomas Maybank. Spine lightly darkened, small light spots to rear cover; yellowing to page edges; offset tanning to first and last page from yellowed endpapers; just a few small tan spots in some bottom page margins; else a VG+ nice copy of this edition in a pretty binding. A fairy story by this blind County Donegal Northern Irish poet and novelist. It as first published in 1857.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38804
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  • GREY RABBIT'S MAY DAY. Pictures by Margaret Tempest by UTTLEY, Alison
    UTTLEY, Alison
    GREY RABBIT'S MAY DAY. Pictures by Margaret Tempest

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1963. Squarish 12mo, blue pictorial boards, blue on white illustrated endpapers, text printed in blue, colour illustrations. pp 64. Small white fleck on rear cover, light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has minute rubbing to tips of slightly yellowed spine, else fine, a nice copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40985
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  • HANDY MANDY IN OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill by THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum)
    THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly (L. Frank Baum)
    HANDY MANDY IN OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill

    Edition: First printing

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1937. Tall octavo, blue cloth with colour pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Spine vignette of Mandy's face, 16 pp gatherings. Spine very lightly sunned, with a patch of light fading at head; tidy ink owner name in the provided printed space, with a small corner crease on that leaf; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. The price-clipped jacket has chips and short tears at spine ends (affecting the top of two letters at head); slight rubbing to spine folds; rear panel has a creased tear at upper inner corner, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front panel has edge nicks, small chips to outer corners,…

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    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1937. Tall octavo, blue cloth with colour pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Spine vignette of Mandy's face, 16 pp gatherings. Spine very lightly sunned, with a patch of light fading at head; tidy ink owner name in the provided printed space, with a small corner crease on that leaf; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. The price-clipped jacket has chips and short tears at spine ends (affecting the top of two letters at head); slight rubbing to spine folds; rear panel has a creased tear at upper inner corner, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front panel has edge nicks, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front flap has a horizontal crease; VG otherwise, still respectable in appearance. This is a later issue of the dust jacket ca. 1941 (34 Oz titles on rear flap). Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 119, note.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35719
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  • Bredsdorff, Elias (Hans Christian Andersen)
    Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of His Life and Work, 1805-75

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Scribner, 1975. Cloth & boards. pp 376 + plates; index. Front free endpaper neatly removed, else fine. Jacket has sunning to red spine letters, small tear, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50231
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  • ARNOLD, Guy (G.A. HENTY)
    HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND: G.A. Henty, Imperialist Boys' Writer

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980. Blue boards. pp (xii), 195 + frontispiece; plates. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Red dust jacket has spine sunned to pink, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50290
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  • STRANG, Herbert, editor
    HERBERT STRANG'S ANNUAL. 17th Year.

    Edition: First edition

    London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1924. Quarto, blue cloth spine and blue boards, with vivid colour pictorial label to the spine, and front cover strikingly printed with a colour illustration. 172 pp, text printed in double columns. Colour frontispiece and 5 other colour plate s inserted, black & white plates inserted but included in the pagination, numerous line drawings in text. Title and contents leaves are on coated paper, printed in black & orange, and are inserted but included in the pagination. One very small rubbed spot to lower edge of front cover, the covers are otherwise very fine, fresh, bright, lovely. Xmas, 1924, ink inscription to front free endpaper; foxing to page edges and to a number…

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    London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1924. Quarto, blue cloth spine and blue boards, with vivid colour pictorial label to the spine, and front cover strikingly printed with a colour illustration. 172 pp, text printed in double columns. Colour frontispiece and 5 other colour plate s inserted, black & white plates inserted but included in the pagination, numerous line drawings in text. Title and contents leaves are on coated paper, printed in black & orange, and are inserted but included in the pagination. One very small rubbed spot to lower edge of front cover, the covers are otherwise very fine, fresh, bright, lovely. Xmas, 1924, ink inscription to front free endpaper; foxing to page edges and to a number of pages of text; else clean and unworn internally. The scarce ( blue) dust jacket, which duplicates the cover illustrations, has nicks and one small chip to spine tips; panels have three short tears; minor rubbing to the rear spine fold; considerable internal foxing, showing though externally but only much notic able to a light area of the upper front panel; in all, near fine. An unusually nice copy of this annual collection of stories and articles for boys. Articles include "A Hundred Years of Rugby Football", "The History of the Motor Cycle", "A New Canadian Pacific Locomotive", "Measuring an Electron". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13652
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  • GARDNER, Ralph D.
    HORATIO ALGER or the American hero era

    New York: Arco, 1978. Maroon cloth. pp 503 + plates; index. Ink owner name at front, rubber stamped initials to lower page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has creases to front flap, VG otherwise. Includes at rear a descriptive bibliography of the Alger books, a must for anyone seriously dealing in on collecting them.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44149
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  • HOYT, Edwin P. (Horatio Alger)
    HORATIO'S BOYS: the life and works of Horatio Alger, Jr

    Edition: First printing

    Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1974. Yellow cloth. pp (viii), 263. Illustrated, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears to spine ends, split to upper front spine fold externally repaired; good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50242
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  • HUGHES, Ted
    HOW THE WHALE BECAME and Other Stories. Illustrated by George Adamson (inscribed)

    Harmondsworth, England: Puffin Books, 1976. Later printing of the Puffin trade paperback (first was Faber, 1963). Octavo, card covers. A fine copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "For____, Lord of the Whale, best wishes from Ted" and with Hughes' ink name in full on same page. Stories for children.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 37775
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  • BLISHEN, Edward, Margaret Meek, Roger Lancelyn Green
    HUGH LOFTING. GEOFFREY TREASE. J.M. BARRIE

    London: Bodley Head, 1968. Octavo, blue boards. pp 188. Library discard, with pouch and tape at rear, a few rubber stamps, price-clipped dust jacket has tape residue to lower spine; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Three essays and checklists of these authors of books for children. Bodly Head Monographs series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 47007
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  • HULDY'S WHISTLE. Illustrated by William Donahey by Miller, Annie Archbold
    Miller, Annie Archbold
    HULDY'S WHISTLE. Illustrated by William Donahey

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, c1919. Octavo, light blue cloth lettered in gilt and blind. pp (297) + frontispiece; other illustrations in text. A fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has creased tear, small corner chips, at foot of spine; mild rubbing and crease at head of spine; creases and tear along lower rear panel; VG otherwise, colours bright, attractive. Scarce in dust jacket. A novel about a rough and tumble boy, a real Dennis the Menace, who is reformed by the hired girl.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31556
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  • NORWAY, G. (Georgina Norway, 1833-1915)
    HUSSEIN THE HOSTAGE, or, a boy's adventure in Persia. With illustratiions by John Schonberg

    London: Blackie, no date (ca. 1895?). Early printing (first was in 1890). Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, orange, pale blue, mustard, and black. 4 plates (frontis. in colour). Rubber stamps and ink notation to front endpapers; yellowing to page edges; 9 x 1 cm black ink streak to fore edge with only very shallow penetration into text margins; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Author was the grandmother of Nevil Shute (Norway).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50962
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