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The Book of Beasts : Being a Translation from a Latin Beastiary of the  Twelfth Century Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth  Century
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The Book of Beasts : Being a Translation from a Latin Beastiary of the Twelfth Century Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century

By White, Terence Hanbury

Dover Publications. Very Good. 2010. Softcover. 0486246094 . First edition thus. This is an unabridged republication of the first edition published by G. P. Putnam, 1954. From the back: The translator is T. H. White, author of The Once and Future King and outstanding medievalist. Of The Book of Beasts, White writes: "No Latin prose bestiary has ever before been printed, even in Latin. This is the first and only English translation in print." ... The bestiary was a bestseller in the Middle Ages, a kind of natural history cum-zoological survey that presumed to describe the animals of the world and to point out the human traits they exemplified. ... Much of the charm of this edition lies in the copious footnotes compiled by T. H. White. With immense erudition, wit, grace, and a singular lack of condescension, the author illuminates literary, scientific, historical, linguistic, and other aspects of the bestiarist's catalog. ... Both amusing and amazing, ; 8.0 X 5.6 X 0.7 inches; 320 pages .

$15.00

The War Prayer
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The War Prayer

By Twain, Mark; John Groth (Illustrator)

New York: St. Crispin Press in association with Harper Row. Good in Good dust jacket. 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. (1923) [88] pages. Illustrations. Drawings by John Groth. Edges shelf worn. Cover soiled, chipped and price clipped. Gift inscription. Now in removable clear cover. Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During the service, a stranger enters and addresses the gathering. He tells the patriotic crowd that their prayers for victory are double-edged-by praying for victory they are also praying for the destruction of the enemy... for the destruction of human life.; Thin Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$18.00

The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence
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The Man Who Was Magic : A Fable of Innocence

By Gallico, Paul

Garden City: Doubleday. Good in Good dust jacket. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Red cloth with decorated spine. Slight lean, foxed top edge. The dust jacket is edge worn, sticker residual and foxed inside. Now in a clear archival cover. A young, strangely dressed man comes to Magiea, the wonderful city of conjurors, magicians and prestidigitators, wants to be admitted to the Guild of Master Magicians. But the inhabitants discover that he appears to be able to do magic quite unlike theirs...; 8vo ; Fair .

$25.00

The Fourth World of the Hopis ; The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians As  Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions The Epic Story of the Hopi  Indians As Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions
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The Fourth World of the Hopis ; The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians As Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions The Epic Story of the Hopi Indians As Preserved in Their Legends and Traditions

By Courlander, Harold

University of New Mexico Press. Very Good. 1992. Softcover. 0826310117 . Fifth printing. 239 pages. Illustrated. A clean copy with some light edge wear with tight binding and no marks or corner turns. Notes, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary enhance the reader's appreciation of the text.; 8.9 X 5.9 X 0.5 inches; 239 pages .

$20.00

Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War
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Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. N.D.. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. c 1915. Decorative endpages. 417 pages. Illustrated by E Boyd Smith including frontispiece. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Bumped corners, worn ends and a small nick on the back cover. else a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances: A narrative of certain events  and episodes transcribed from the papers of the late William Wornum
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Sister Jane Her Friends and Acquaintances: A narrative of certain events and episodes transcribed from the papers of the late William Wornum

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1896. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover, gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 363 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Harris. Illustrated with small stick figures scattered throughout. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Mildly bumped corners and worn ends; title page seperated about 1 inch from the bottom. Overall, an attractive tight copy. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Balamm and His Master
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Balamm and His Master

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1919. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon-red cloth, blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 293 pages. Frontispiece. Illustrated with small stick figures scattered throughout. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Mildly bumped corners and worn ends and small tear on the ffep/frontispiece without touching the image, otherwise a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Little Mr. Thimblefinger
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Little Mr. Thimblefinger

By Harris, Joel Chandler

New York: Mckinlay, Stone & Mackenzie. Good. 1922. First Thus. Hardcover. Maroon red blind stamped cover with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Booklovers Edition. Decorative endpages. 230 pages. Illustrated by Oliver Herford including frontispiece. Split gutter on title page, remains snugly bound. Former owners Chinese Chop on lower ffep. Bumped corners else a clean tight copy. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Swine Lake
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Swine Lake

By Marshall, James; Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

Harpercollins. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0062051717 . First printing. Near fine with light erasure ffep. The dust jacket is about near fine, unclipped but with some light shelf wear and back cover scuff. A delightful story of intended mayhem turned! Sendak's illustrations are a story in themselves. An exceptionally nice copy of a wonderfully told story. ; 9.4 X 8.1 X 0.5 inches; 40 pp pages .

$30.00

A Book of Unicorns
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A Book of Unicorns

By Poltarnees, Welleran

La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press. Very Good. 1978. Softcover. A Star & Elephant Book. Later printing indicated by the note of appreciation of Rufgier Robert Beer's correcting the errors within the first edition on the copyright page. Numerous line drawings from many various historic and literary pieces and 12 beautiful full-color plates tipped in, one larger plate with two images side by side with original captions from L. Leslie Brooke's "Ring O' Roses (1922). A truly wonderful collection; thoughtfully enjoyed with corner tip and edge wear, a small stain/smudge inside the cover but no other markings or creases.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$30.00

The High Kings
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The High Kings

By Chant, Joy

Bantam. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0553050451 . Illustrated by George Sharp. Light tone on the DJ spine along with minor edge wear. Small spot inside the back cover. A solid, attractive copy. The High Kings, took second place in the Locus Poll Award, won the 1984 World Fantasy Special Award for Professional Work. and was also a nominee of the Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book.; 10.20 X 7.90 X 1 inches; 237 pages; Fair .

$30.00

A History of the Ostrogoths
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A History of the Ostrogoths

By Burns, Thomas S.

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0253328314 . Pristine book with very slight ding on the DJ edge. Xvii, 1-299 pp. Extensive Notes & Bliography. Index. This work "traces their initial contact with the Roman world in the third century through the dissolution of their kingdom in Italy in 554. It depicts early Ostrogothic society and studies the interactions between these barbarians and the Roman Empire - relations and exchanges which played an important role in the metamorphosis, rise, and fall of Ostrogothic society."; 9.20 X 6.40 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages .

$30.00

Warriors of Arthur
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Warriors of Arthur

By Matthews, John & Bob Stewart & R. J. Stewart & Richard Hook

Blandford Pr. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0713719001 . Hardcover in Burgundy boards in Fine unmarked condition in Fine jacket. " Details the culture, weapons and places associated with King Arthur and compares his true sixth century origins to the romances and chronicles of the Middle Ages " ; 10 X 7.80 X 0.90 inches; 192 pp pages .

$10.00

The Supremes ;  A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal  A Saga of  Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal
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The Supremes ; A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal

By Ribowsky, Mark

Da Capo Press. Fine. 2010. Softcover. 0306818736 . As New Trade paperback " The Supremes is a sprawling tale of unforgettable music, cutthroat ambition, and heartbreaking betrayal. Mark Ribowsky explodes Dreamgirl fantasies by taking the reader behind the closed doors of Motown to witness the rise of group leader Diana Ross, the creation of timeless classics like “Where Did Our Love Go?,” and the dramatic power struggles within Detroit's fabled music factory. " ; 8.90 X 5.98 X 1.42 inches; 480 pp pages .

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The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories
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The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories

By Brennan, Steve

Skyhorse Publishing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. Hardcover. 1602391564 . Hardcover in red boards w black cloth spine, in Fine unmarked condition in Fine jacket. " Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this massive collection (more than 800 pages!) irresistible. Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Compiled here are more than 100 of the very best pirate yarns ever created on history’s most debaucherous scalawags. The stories, songs, and verses include writing by Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many more. This is 800 pages of true treasure! " ; 9.30 X 7.80 X 2.50 inches; 800 pp pages .

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The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic: The Principles and  Professional Techniques Fully Revealed in Text and Photographs
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The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic: The Principles and Professional Techniques Fully Revealed in Text and Photographs

By Gibson, Walter B

Garden City, New York: Doubleday. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1969. Hardcover. 0385063148 . Fully illustrated text 454 pp + [16] page illustrated, first appearance, glossary of terms. Without the original dust jacket, this book remains clean, straight and tightly bound. Walter Brown Gibson (1897 – 1985) was an American author and professional magician, who was perhaps best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow. Gibson, under the pen-name Maxwell Grant. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

$30.00

Sharing Literature With Children: A Thematic Anthology
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Sharing Literature With Children: A Thematic Anthology

By Butler, Francelia

New York & London: Longman. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Wonderful color dust jacket by Maurice Sendak even with some surface damage and short closed tear, remains attractive. Now in clear archival cover. The green cloth covered board has a small stain on the spines tail and lightly worn edges. xx + 492 pages. A thematically arranged anthology of folklore, myths, fiction, poetry, biographies, and essays. A handsome copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$25.00

The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"  ; The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" ; The Chronicles of Narnia

By LEWIS, C. S.

COLLINS. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 0001831798 . Hardcover in blue boards Very Good in Good jacket. " Through this enchanted painting Edmund and Lucy, accompanied by their unwilling and unpleasant cousin Eustace, once again enter the magical world of Narnia. " ; The Chronicles of Narnia; 8.58 X 5.28 X 0.87 inches; 192 pp pages .

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Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes
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Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes

By de Angeli, Marguerite

Garden City N. Y.: Doubleday & Co.. Fair. 1954. Hardcover. Tan cloth with blue & orange lettering. 192 pp. de Angeli's beautiful illustrations throughout, many are in full color. Index. Worn ends and corners, soiled cover along with finger soil and spots inside. Loose (not broken) front hinge. A nice reading copy. ; 8vo .

$18.00

The Ruinous Face
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The Ruinous Face

By Hewlett, Maurice

New York: Harper. Very Good. 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Frontispiece and 3 plates with all cover tissue's red lettered. Beautiful boarder illustrations on all pages. 43 pp. The story of Helen of Troy. First section loose. Spine title faded, else bright and clean with worn corner tips and ends. ; 8vo .

$25.00

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