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Rilla of Ingleside
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Rilla of Ingleside

By Montgomery, Lucy Maude

Rilla of Ingleside by Montgomery, Lucy Maude. Published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto 1922. Published one year after the first edition of 1921. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 370 pages. Blue cloth boards with pictorial pastedown by M.L. Kirk of a young woman in a white dress and a red sweater, sitting on the grass among trees holding a letter. Name and date of 1923 inked to free endpaper. Boards are faded and contents are darkened with an occasional yellowing mark. Overall in very good condition. "Rilla of Ingleside is one of the only contemporary fictional accounts of the experiences of women and young people at the Canadian home front during the First World War. It was begun within months of the war's end in November 1918 and the death of Montgomery's first cousin and closest friend, Frederica Campbell McFarlane, to whose memory the book is dedicated. Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication order. It was originally written as the final sequel to Anne of Green Gables."

$31.02

Anne of Avonlea
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Anne of Avonlea

By Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

Anne of Avonlea, Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud). Published by Ryerson Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1960. First Canadian Edition, Eighth Printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 326 pages. Brown cloth boards with black titles front and spine. Volume is in fine condition without marks, tears or folds; binding and boards fine. Unclipped jacket is in very good condition with tiny chips and one closed tear to lower spine.Second book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series.

$31.02

Anne of the Island
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Anne of the Island

By Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)

Anne of the Island, Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud). Published by Ryerson Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1960. First Canadian Edition Eighth Printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 326 pages. Beige cloth boards with black titles front and spine. Contents in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Light curve to lower spine otherwise boards and binding in fine condition. Unclipped jacket is in good condition with closed tears and small chips. Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series.

$15.51

The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas
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The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas

By Heyerdahl, Thor.

The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas, Heyerdahl, Thor. Published by Allen & Unwin, London, 1957. School Edition, prepared by W. G. Bebbington. Translated from Norwegian by F.H. Lyon. 237 pages including index and appendix and 23 black and white photographs and charts. Brown cloth boards with green titles front and spine. Contents in fine condition without marks, tears or folds; soil mark to front board; binding tight and square. The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca sun god, Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so.

$11.63

The Story of Exploration and Adventure in Africa
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The Story of Exploration and Adventure in Africa

By Holmes, Prescott

The Story of Exploration and Adventure in Africa, Holmes, Prescott. Published by Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1898. Altemus Young People's Library. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 264 pages plus ads, color frontis and 79 black and white illustrations. Pictorial Boards with decorative spine with silver titles. Small splits front inner hinge and otherwise contents in fine condition without marks, tears, folds etc. Light soiling to boards which are otherwise near fine.

$38.78

The Jungle Books
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The Jungle Books

By Kipling, Rudyard

The Jungle Books, Kipling, Rudyard. Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 1980. Collectors Edition; The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. Illustrated by David Gentleman. 4to up to 12" tall. 774 pages. Green leather with gilt decoration front and back and gilt titles to banded spine. All edges gilt, ivory silk endpapers with matching reading ribbon. Printed on archival paper with Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints 'to ensure the highest quality binding'. Boards and contents in mint condition; very light spine slant.

$38.78

The Adventures of Reuben Davidger; Seventeen Years and Four Months Captive Among the Dyaks of Borneo
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The Adventures of Reuben Davidger; Seventeen Years and Four Months Captive Among the Dyaks of Borneo

By James Greenwood

The Adventures of Reuben Davidger; Seventeen Years and Four Months Captive Among the Dyaks of Borneo, James Greenwood, S.O. Beeton, London., 1865. First edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. pp [xii], 356. Numerous engravings including 8 plates on tinted paper. Original burgundy leather boards with elaborate scrolled design front, back and spine with gilt design and titles front and spine; all edges gilt, grey endpapers. An occasional tiny foxing mark and otherwise contents in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Binding is tight and square. Very light rubbing to corner and spine edges with gilt remaining fine and bright. A beautiful copy. James Greenwood (1832–1929) was a notable Victorian journalist, social commentator and novelist. Greenwood is regarded as one of the pioneers of investigative journalism and wrote several articles sympathetic to the plight of the working-class. From 1861 he began writing adventure stories which were published in Boy's Own and followed this with several adventure books for boys. He also had several stories published in Beeton's Boy's Own Magazine. One of these stories, King Lion, was later credited as an influence by Rudyard Kipling. The Adventures of Reuben Davidger was immensely popular with 19 English editions published between 1865 and 1975.

$387.80

The Railway Children
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The Railway Children

By Nesbit, Edith

The Railway Children, Nesbit, Edith (Inga Moore, illus.; Introduction by Helena Cresswell) Published by The Folio Society, London, 1999. 8vo., xviii, 188 pages, colour frontispiece and title page and seven other full-page illustrations by Inga Moore. Volume in pristine condition; matching slipcase is structurally fine with light scuffing to one side.

$38.78

The Pied Piper of Hamlin
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The Pied Piper of Hamlin

By Chamberlain, Sarah

The Pied Piper of Hamlin. Chamberlain, Sarah (Printer & Illustrator). Published by The Chamberlain Press, Portland, Oregon 1980. Number 90 of 150 numbered and signed copies. 24mo up to 5½" tall. Unpaginated [22] pp. Marbled paper-covered boards with brown leather spine with dark brown spine titles, gray endpapers, rough cut fore-edge. The type is handset Goudy Bold and the paper is Hosho. Sarah Chamberlain designed and printed the book and cut the wood engravings: 11 various size engravings, printed black on white, and several smaller engraved designs, printed in brown. This lovely collectible is in pristine condition. Two Chamberlain illustrated book releases are additionally laid in: The Three Bears and, The Beast From Belloc. This is the classic story of the Pied Piper who pipes the village free of rats and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service, he pipes away their children. Sarah Chamberlain studied with Barry Moser and Leonard Baskin and, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, ran the Chamberlain Press. Her work has illustrated numerous texts, from Aesop and the Brothers Grimm to Charles Simic and many miniature books.

$232.68

The Thirty-Nine Steps
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The Thirty-Nine Steps

By Buchan, John

The Thirty-Nine Steps, Buchan, John, Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Published by J. M. Dent & Sons, London, 1964. Assumed first printing of this edition; no other dates. Number 64 of Dent's Children's Illustrated Classics. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 145 pages plus publisher's ads. Decorative cloth boards with matching endpapers; red front and spine titles. Full color frontispiece with black and white line drawings throughout. Volume is in fine condition with a touching inscription to blank free endpaper. Unclipped dustjacket has rubbing and a few small closed tears to edges.

$46.54

Menace from the Air
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Menace from the Air

By Westerman, John. F. C.

Menace from the Air, Westerman, John. F. C. Illustrated by Terence, Cuneo. Published by Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto, 1938. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.256 pp. Blue cloth boards with black titles and illustrations to front and spine. Colored frontispiece and six black and white illustrations. Light wear to boards, contents fine without markings and pages are tightly bound. John F. C. Westerman (1901-1991), was a popular and well-known boys' author who wrote for BOP and Chums in the 1920s and 1930s. He also edited a number of omnibus editions for Oxford University Press and wrote at least thirty full length stories for boys, mostly about flying with his most famous character, John Wentley, the intrepid airman and adventurer. Terence Tenison Cuneo CVO, OBE, RGI, FGRA (1907-1996) was a prolific English painter famous for his scenes of railways, horses and military actions. He was also the official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

$15.51

A Patriotic School Girl
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A Patriotic School Girl

By Angela Brazil

A Patriotic School Girl, Angela Brazil. Published by Blackie & Son Ltd., London, Glasgow and Toronto, circa 1925. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 288 pages. Beige cloth boards with red, white and blue front and spine pictorial binding of schoolgirl. Four black and white plates including frontispiece by Balliol Salmon. Inscription dated 1935 and markings to free endpaper, otherwise contents appear fine without marks, tears or folds; binding no longer tight but pages all firmly secured and hinge is not cracked. Boards have very light wear with a mark to rear board. Overall in very nice condition.

$31.02

Daisy Travers: Or Girls of Hive Hall
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Daisy Travers: Or Girls of Hive Hall

By Samuels, Adelaide F.

Daisy Travers: Or Girls of Hive Hall, Samuels, Adelaide F. Published by Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1876. First Edition. 'The Maidenhood Series'. Green cloth boards with decorative black and gilt front board and spine. Brown endpapers. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 284 pages plus frontis illustration with tissue guard; 4 blank pages at rear (no ads). In overall very nice condition: light wear to boards, binding is firm. Small cut to brown endpaper; there may be a missing blank page prior to frontis illustration. An occasional small foxing mark, otherwise text block is fine without markings, tears or folds. She was nearly Sixteen; small, but faultless in form; with a sad, sweet face, deep blue eyes and hair - well, it was light, long and naturally curly; poor words to express all its beauty. "Her short struggle with poverty had awakened in her a sympathy for the poor, that few girls of her age can understand. Her last charitable whim, the founding of Hive Hall, was one that would be likely to cause her much trouble, and anxiety, but if carried bravely through, her compensation would be evident. The twenty-five Children before her had been taken from miser ably-conducted country poor-houses, and bound to grandfather Milly: why they were there we will let Daisy tell".

$31.02

The Girls of Merton College
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The Girls of Merton College

By L.T. Meade

The Girls of Merton College, L.T. Meade. Published by W & R Chambers, Edinburgh, 1911. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 386 pages. Red cloth boards with front and spine around colored illustration and blind-stamped gilt titles. Top edge gilt other edges rough cut. Gray endpapers. 6 full color plate illustrations by W. Rainey. Rubbing to board edges and some soiling; front inner hinge slightly weakened although not cracked; back strip unglued from text block. An occasional, light foxing and thumb print; pencil marks and penciled name free endpaper. Overall in very nice condition. L. T. Meade was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1854 1914), a prolific writer of girls' stories. She was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, daughter of Rev. R. T. Meade, of Nohoval, County Cork. She began writing at 17 and produced over 300 books in her lifetime. Her most famous book was A World of Girls, published in 1886. She was also the editor of a popular girls' magazine, Atlanta.

$46.54

The Children\'s Own Book
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The Children's Own Book

By Various

The Children's Own Book, Published by Collins, London, 1959. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall. Unpaginated. Illustrated front boards and spine. Front illustration by Hilda McGavin; full colour frontispiece illustration by Ivy L Wallace; black and white illustrations throughout by various artists. Light rubbing to tail and head of spine, name neatly penned on pastedown; otherwise in fine condition without marks, tears or folds; binding is tight and square. This is the nicest copy I have seen. The Children's Own Book is a collection of short stories by various authors, picture stories, verse, puzzles, and things to do.

$19.39

Ginnie Joins In
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Ginnie Joins In

By Woolley, Catherine

Ginnie Joins In, Woolley, Catherine. Published by William Morrow & Co., New York, 1951. Illustrated by Iris Beatty Johnson. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 192pages. Beige tweed boards with black illustration front and black spine titles. Light rubbing to spine and edges; text block has an occasional very light age mark; without tears or folds, pages remain bright.

$19.39

Mary Poppins Comes Back
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Mary Poppins Comes Back

By Travers P. L

Mary Poppins Comes Back, Travers P. L. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, NY, 1940. Fifth printing. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 268 pages including illustrations. Red boards with black front and spine titles with wrap around illustration; illustrated endpapers. Boards are rubbed at corners and spine tail and head; binding is firm. Book dealers small label on pastedown; inscription on dedication page dated 1942. Light toning to endpapers; pages are clean without marks, tears or folds. This is the second book in the Mary Poppins series.

$19.39

Mary Poppins Opens the Door
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Mary Poppins Opens the Door

By Travers P. L.

Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Travers P. L. Illustrated by Mary Shepard and Agnes Sims. Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, NY, 1943. First edition/First printing. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 239 pages including illustrations. Blue boards with blue front and spine titles; illustrated endpapers. Government wartime regulations blurb on copyright page. Boards have rubbing; binding is firm. Inscription on free endpaper dated 1943. Pages are clean without marks, tears or folds. This is the third book in the Mary Poppins series.

$19.39

Five Little Peppers Grown Up.
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Five Little Peppers Grown Up.

By Sidney, Margaret

Five Little Peppers Grown Up. Sidney, Margaret. Illustrated by Hermann Heyer. Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, Boston, 1893. First Edition/Early printing, one hundred and thirty-first thousand. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 479 pages plus publisher's ads. Illustrated with black and white plates. Green pictorial cloth boards with gilt titles front and spine. Light spine slant; light rubbing and fading to boards; worm holes to second page listing author's books; no marks, tears or folds.

$13.96

Five Little Peppers-Phronsie Pepper
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Five Little Peppers-Phronsie Pepper

By Sidney, Margaret

Five Little Peppers-Phronsie Pepper. Sidney, Margaret. Illustrated by Jessie McDermott. Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, Boston, 1897. First Edition/Early printing: 'Seventy-first Thousand'. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 437 pages. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Green pictorial cloth boards with gilt titles front and spine. In very good condition without marks, tears or folds; light rubbing to board edges.

$19.39

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