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The Star Series of 153 Tricks of Magic - One Hundred and Fifty-Three Tricks
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The Star Series of 153 Tricks of Magic - One Hundred and Fifty-Three Tricks

By Western Printing & Lithographing Co

The Star Series of 153 Tricks of Magic - One Hundred and Fifty-Three Tricks. Published by Western Printing & Lithographing Co., Racine Washington, Circa 1915 (undated). Assumed First Edition. Stapled booklet. 24mo up to 5½" tall. 64 pages with ads to back cover and verso front. Over 90 illustrations, Front cover has split tail and head of spine and name inked to lower edge; small soil mark rear cover; pages have light browning and otherwise fine.

$15.43

Magic Made Easy, Secrets of Ancient And Modern Magic Never Before Made Public
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Magic Made Easy, Secrets of Ancient And Modern Magic Never Before Made Public

By I.M. Ottenheimer

Magic Made Easy, Secrets of Ancient And Modern Magic Never Before Made Public. A Complete and Plain Explanation of All Tricks So That Anyone Can Perform Them. Suitable for Home Entertainment, Stage Or Special Entertainment. I.M. Ottenheimer, Baltimore, Circa 1915 (undated). Assumed First Edition. No 15 of The Gem Library Series Priced at 10 Cents. Stapled booklet. 24mo up to 5½" tall. 58 pages plus 6 pages of rear ads; ads to inside front and inside back and outer cover. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and diagrams. Light toning to pages; tiny corner fold and inked name front cover; tiny chip back tail edge of rear cover. In very good condition particularly for a paper booklet over 100 years old.

$19.29

New Book of Puzzles Consisting of Puzzles and Tricks. Explained so that anyone can perform with the greatest of ease
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New Book of Puzzles Consisting of Puzzles and Tricks. Explained so that anyone can perform with the greatest of ease

By I & M Ottenheimer

New Book of Puzzles Consisting of Puzzles and Tricks. Explained so that anyone can perform with the greatest of ease. I & M Ottenheimer, Baltimore 1916. Assumed First Edition. No 28 of The Gem Library Series Priced at 10 Cents. Stapled booklet. 24mo up to 5½" tall. 58 pages plus 4 pages of ads. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and diagrams. Puzzles include The Plum Tree, The Carpenter, The Scale and Ring, A Curious Letter, A Puzzling Inscription. To Lift Three Watches with One, The Entangled Scissors. Light toning to pages; fold to rear ad; back inside cover was at one point stuck to final ad page resulting in the transfer of 2 small areas of paper from former to the latter; tiny closed tear rear lower corner along spine. In very good condition particularly for a paper booklet over 100 years old.

$15.43

The Star Toy Maker: Plans and Directions for Making All Sorts of Clever and Original Toys, Telephones, Kites, Cameras, Windmills, Railroads, etc.
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The Star Toy Maker: Plans and Directions for Making All Sorts of Clever and Original Toys, Telephones, Kites, Cameras, Windmills, Railroads, etc.

By Jack Read

The Star Toy Maker: Plans and Directions for Making All Sorts of Clever and Original Toys, Telephones, Kites, Cameras, Windmills, Railroads, etc., Illustrated from New Special Drawings, Any Bright Boy Can Work from These Plans, Every One Has Been Worked Out by a Boy. Compiled and Edited by Jack Read. Published by W.D. Boyce Co., USA 1907. Assumed First Edition. Number Four of the Star Series. Stapled booklet. 24mo up to 5½" tall. 63 pages including front ads; 2 additional unnumbered rear ad pages for Wizard's Manuel and, Radio Receiving Set. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and pictures. Includes instructions for a wide variety of projects including: a talking machine, potato gun, dog sled, 'how to make a canoe for $1', a wind mobile, shepherds' stilts, a whirligig and a toboggan. In very nice condition particularly for a paper booklet over 110 years old. Toning to pages, light wear to covers with tiny tear top edge; top edge of a few inside pages not completely trimmed and extra paper is folded over.

$30.86

The Cure Searchers
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The Cure Searchers

By Braithwaite, Max

The Cure Searchers, Braithwaite, Max. Edited by Scott Young. Publisher series: Canadian Careers Library. Published by Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1968, 2nd printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 173 pages. Green boards. Rubbing to jacket spine and otherwise fine; contents mint and unread Intended for young people, The Cure Searchers is a narrative of the challenges and benefits of a career in medical research. Told in story form: young Annie Williams is fascinated by her father's medical research laboratory where a chemical is being produced to fight cancer. It is a lovely vintage book.

$15.43

All About Santa Claus
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All About Santa Claus

By George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast

All About Santa Claus, George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast. Published by Merrimack Publishing Corporation, New York. Circa 1980. "An Exact Replica of the Antique Original". Shape book. Sewn card covers. 4to up to 12" tall; 12 pages. Six full page colour illustrations with text and black and white illustrations on remaining pages. Told in rhyme, this is a story is about Santa Claus, Christmas and toys. In fine condition.

$15.43

Santa Claus and His Works
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Santa Claus and His Works

By George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast

Santa Claus and His Works, George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast. Published by Berliner & McGinnis Inc., Nevada City, CA. Circa 1980. Stapled card covers. 4to up to 12" tall; 10 pages. Six full page colour illustrations with text and black and white illustrations opposite. Original prints by Thomas Nast were originally published by Harpers Weekly in December 1866. The reproduction was printed using modern lithographic techniques; the paper is Antique Vellum and the type face is Egmont Roman. Told in rhyme, this is a story is about Santa Claus, Christmas and toys. Covers have a few small rubs to front and sticker residue and otherwise in fine condition.

$11.57

Santa Claus and His Works
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Santa Claus and His Works

By George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast

Santa Claus and His Works, George P. Webster; Illustrations by Thomas Nast. Published by Merrimack Publishing Corp, New York, Circa 1980. Card sewn wraps. 4to up to 12" tall; 14 pages. No. 1874S. Original prints by Thomas Nast were published by Harpers Weekly in December 1866. Six full page color illustrations not including covers; brick red, black and white Illustrations with text block. Told in rhyme, this is a story is about Santa Claus, Christmas and toys. Light fold to corners and otherwise fine.

$11.57

Jolly St. Nick
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Jolly St. Nick

By Merrimack Publishing Corporation

Jolly St. Nick, Merrimack Publishing Corporation, New York. Circa 1980. "An Exact Replica of the Antique Original". Sewn coated paper wraps. 4to up to 12" tall; 10 pages. No. 1907S. Full page color illustrations; black and white Illustrations with text block. Rhyming poems and songs about Santa. Author unknown. Artist unknown although possibly Thomas Nast. Color plate titles are: Starting Down the Chimney, A Stolen Glimpse of St, Nick, Stopping to Admire the Baby. In fine condition.

$15.43

Christmas Delights
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Christmas Delights

By McLoughlin Bros

Christmas Delights, McLoughlin Bros. Published by Berliner & McGinnis, Inc. Nevada City, CA. Circa 1980. 4to up to 12" tall. 12 pages. No. 53034. Stapled card covers. Full page color illustrations; dark brown and white Illustrations with text. Rhyming poems and songs; color plates are titled: Choosing a Dolly, A Present for Baby, What Shall I Play, The First Snowfall. This is an exact reproduction of the original version, printed in the 1890 by the McLoughlin Bros. The reproduction was printed using modern lithographic techniques; the paper is Antique Vellum and the type face is Egmont Roman. A light crease to front lower corner of front; crease to upper corner pages and covers; otherwise in fine condition without marks etc.

$11.57

The Etude Music Magazine December, 1932
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The Etude Music Magazine December, 1932

By James Francis Cooke (Editor)

The Etude Music Magazine December, 1932. Volume 50 Number 12. James Francis Cooke (Editor). Published by Theodore Presse, Lynchburg, VA. Stapled Paper Wraps. Cover art 'Window Shopping at the Music Store' by Ruth Collins Speers. In collectible condition with a tiny fold front lower corner, very light edge toning to pages and otherwise fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; 73 pages with several period block and full-page advertisements; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and drawings. Aimed at all musicians, from the novice through the serious student to the professional, The Etude printed articles about both popular and more-involved musical subjects (history, literature, gossip, and politics etc.), write-in advice columns about musical pedagogy, and piano sheet music for all performer ability levels. This issue includes: The Art of Singing by Beniamino Gigi, The Art of Copying Music by Dr. Annie Patterson, an Interview with Menuhin Yehudi, a Master Lesson on the Carnival, Op. 9 of Robert Schumann, Part 2. Musical scores include The March of The Noble by Fredrick Keats, Pierrot by Robert Schumann, Pondering by Cecil Burleigh and A Sleighride Party by Theodora Dutton. The Junior Etude section includes musical puzzles, games and piano pieces such as Silent Night and the Punch and Judy Waltz.

$23.14

Princess September and the Nightingale
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Princess September and the Nightingale

By Maugham, W. Somerset, Jones, C. Richard (illustrator).

Princess September and the Nightingale, Maugham, W. Somerset, Jones, C. Richard (illustrator). Oxford University Press, New York, 1988. Tan cloth boards, gilt spine titles. Unclipped jacket has very light shelf wear; volume is in pristine condition. An 'outstanding' reissue of Maugham's classic tale about Princess September, daughter of the King of Siam and her lucky nightingale.

$15.43

Song to a Seagull: A Book of Canadian Songs and Poems
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Song to a Seagull: A Book of Canadian Songs and Poems

By Robert Evans

Song to a Seagull: A Book of Canadian Songs and Poems, Robert Evans; designed and illustrated by Peggy Steele. Published by The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1970. First Edition. Blocked pink and red illustrated boards with white titles, orange endpapers; illustrated throughout in black and purple wood block illustrations. Light edge toning to pages and volume is otherwise fine without marks, tears, folds. Unclipped dustjacket has chipping to edges and light age toning. Over 80 pieces of music and poetry with biography, bibliography, discography and index. Includes folklore and traditional songs along with more contemporaneous pieces by poets and song writers including Ian Tyson, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Gilles Vigrneault, Margaret Atwwod, E.J.Pratt, A.W. Purdy, Raymond Souster, F.R. Cott, Dorothy Livesay.

$30.86

Collins Children\'s Annual 1963
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Collins Children's Annual 1963

By Various Authors

Collins Children's Annual 1963, Various Authors. Published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. London, 1963. Laminated pictorial boards, red cloth spine, pictorial endpapers; red top edge. 128 pages with black and white illustrations with colour frontispiece and plates. Includes picture stories, poems, puzzles etc. Contents are in mint, unmarked, condition. Light ripple of laminate adjacent to spine front board and otherwise boards are mint. A rare title in beautiful condition

$30.86

Teeny Ted from Turnip Town & the Tale of Scale, A Scientific Book of Word Puzzles
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Teeny Ted from Turnip Town & the Tale of Scale, A Scientific Book of Word Puzzles

By Malcolm Douglas Chaplin

Teeny Ted from Turnip Town & the Tale of Scale, A Scientific Book of Word Puzzles, Malcolm Douglas Chaplin, Robert Chaplin, Vancouver, BC., Canada. 2012. First edition, Signed in gold pen by author/artist. "Large Print Edition of the World's Smallest Book". Crimson cloth boards with gilt design front, crimson endpapers. Illustrated throughout. Volume in mint condition.This is a 'fable about Teeny Ted's victory in the turnip contest at the annual county fair combined with a science lesson about scanning electron microscopy and concludes with tables explaining scale from light years to nanometers. It is designed for young readers and exposes them to advanced physics in a way that is clear and easily understood. This large print edition includes the original scanning electron micrographs used for Teeny Ted from Turnip Town, published by Robert Chaplin in 2007 and certified by Guinness World Records as the world's smallest (0.07 mm x 0.10 mm.) reproduction of a printed book '.

$23.14

Snowman
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Snowman

By Jacques Duquennoy

Snowman, Jacques Duquennoy. Published by Raincoast Books, Vancouver, 2000. First English Printing. Folio up to 15" tall 40 pages. Pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. In mint condition. It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, it's Snowman -- on his way to save Christmas! Meet Snowman: Snowville's most popular teacher and the unlikely hero of Christmas. In a delightful twist on a classic theme, this comic-style children's picture book tells the tale of an endearing snowman who uses a special gift from his students to help Santa on Christmas Eve. Dunnoyer's artfully composed frames and charming illustrations are reminiscent of Raymond Brigg's renowned and delightful cartoon-like style. Originally published to great acclaim in French.

$23.14

Fishing with Gubby
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Fishing with Gubby

By Kim La Fave (Illustrator), Gary Kent (author)

Fishing with Gubby. Kim La Fave (Illustrator), Gary Kent (author), Harbour Publishing, Madiera Park, B.C., Canada, 2010. First Edition. Signed without inscription on title page by both author and artist. 4to up to 12" tall. 48 pages. Glossy hard cover boards, graphically mapped endpapers, graphic illustrations throughout. In mint condition. Fishing with Gubby is the marvellously illustrated, authentic account of one season in the life of a salmon fisherman. Gubby's journey first takes him up BC's west coast, through Georgia, Johnstone and Queen Charlotte straits and north past Port Hardy. He then heads into the open ocean towards treacherous Cape Scott, through to Winter Harbour and Quatsino Sound to settle in for a summer of fishing. Gubby and Puss face rolling rapids, rough and tumble storms and banks of fog, tussle with a basking shark and a pod of orcas, all while trolling for spring and coho salmon and visiting other fishermen and homesteaders along the way. Part graphic novel and part ocean adventure story in the style of Raymond Briggs

$23.14

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."

$30.86

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.

$30.86

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.

$15.43

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