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Eskimo Diary
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Eskimo Diary

By Frederiksen, Thomas

Nelson Canada Limited, 1980. 148 pp. Foreword by Emil Rosing. English translation by Jack Jensen and Val Clery. Caligraphy by Mel Poteck. THomas Frederiksen was born in Iginiarfic in 1939. From early youth he kept a diary for his own amusement, noting down events and experiences of his own as well as those told him by others. He appreciates Greenland humour and delights in genuine Greenland expressions. He shows respect and pride for his forefathers by reviving tales and legends, at the same time, describing developments and their consequences. The contents of this diary are a small social and cultural history in pictures and text. Text comprised of English on one side, Eskimo on the other 75 colour paintings by the author depicts the stark vistas seen from ice packs and floes, the fog-shrouded life aboard hunting ships, and the subtle changes of colour that mark a harsh landscape's seasons. Bookplate to ffep.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Frederiksen.

$37.50

Norman Rockwell\'s Christmas Book
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Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book

By Rockwell Molly Consulting Editor (& Wife)

New York: Harry N Abrams Inc Publishers, 1977. This charming volume is a Christmas gift book to please every taste and every age. The pictures - 83 plates in full color and 12 in black and white have been chosen from Rockwell's entire body of work to illustrate the many varied Christmas themes. All illustrations are by America's best-loved artist, Norman Rockwell,and the book, like Rockwell himself, is made up of equal parts of love, good cheer, gentleness, and humor. Not only stories and poems but the words and music of many songs are offered as well. The contributers make up a guest list of greatness - William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, Langston Hughs, Clement Clark Moore, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden and many others. Fannie Merritt Farmers Christmas dinner from the original Boston Cooking School Cookbook, 1896 is also here. A wonderful body of work (Carols and stories, poems and recollections of Christmas by world-famous authors) to be enjoyed at this time of the year! Small neat Christmas name sticker to front endpaper. Book remains clean and bright.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne
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Phiz! The Book Illustrations of Hablot Knight Browne

By Buchanan-Brown, John

Newton Abbot, London, Vancouver: David & Charles Limited, 1978. Preface and Introduction by John Buchanan-Brown, In this book John Buchanan-Brown has collected over 200 of the finest works of Phiz. They represent a cavalcade of humour and pathos illuminated by an acuteness of observation and a deftness of caricature rarely matched either by his comtemporaries or by his successors. Mr Buchanan-Brown outlines Phiz's life and works and evaluates the latter in the contexts of the novels that they illustrate and the productions of Browne's rivals. A Check List of Books Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, Index of Plates and Index supplied. The immaculate condition of this book and illustrated dust jacket promises to please.. First Edition. Fine/Fine.

$75.00

Portrait Of A Village
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Portrait Of A Village

By Young, Francis Brett. Engravings on Wood By Joan Hassall

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1937. Author's note, prelude, eight chapters and postlude. A generous list of wood engravings provided. Twenty-nine engravings plus a beautiful woodcut frontispiece "The Stricken Oak" by Joan Hassall. Decoration in gilt to front board. Endpapers make up a two-page spread of "Cuckoo's View of Monks Norton" an imaginary English village. Bookplate to prelim. The woodcuts are all present and perfect. A most presentable copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

The Pig Plantagenet
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The Pig Plantagenet

By Andrews, Allen. Drawings By Michael Foreman

New York: The Viking Press, 1981. The author's first novel. The mysteries of life are not easily understood by Plantagenet, the swiftest, the skinniest, and certainly the most charming pig in all of thirteenth century France. His size nonwithstanding, Plantagenet, as the unlikely hero of this light hearted and beautifully illustrated tale, also emerges as a pig of truly noble proportions. Michael Foreman's illustrations - at once elegant and whimsical - capture perfectly the wit and liveliness of a book that can be read both as an allegory about conservation and as a work of completely original - and most definitely adult-humor. A generous list of illustrations provided. Wonderful full-page illustrations and tail pieces to a good number of chapters. Illustrated endpapers. Colourful pictorial full wrap-around dust jacket...Price intact. A very nice copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$45.00

Rickshaw Boy
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Rickshaw Boy

By Shaw, Lau. Sketches by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945. Translated from the Chinese by Evan King. Peking, a thousand years old and more is the setting of this modern novel of China by one of its best-known writers. "Rickshaw Boy" is Chinese in its plot, characters, and atmosphere. The translation of Evan King, an American who lived in China for many years and knows it people and their language, is a remarkable achievement. It is appropriate that Rickshaw Boy should be illustrated by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. No other American illustrator has experienced so intimate and varied association with the Far East. Art and book lovers are already familiar with the wonderful illustrations of Hajii Baba of Ispahan, etc. For a year Baldridge lived in Peking sketching the life of its colorful streets - the life described in this book. Baldridge art begins as you open the book .... illustrated two-page scenic spread endpapers.... a scenic sketch title page, chapter head sketches and many other sketches throughout the book. This bookclub copy remains most respectable..  Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge Illustrator + Lau Shaw Chinese Novelist + Evan King Translator + Chinese Fiction + Art + Peking Fiction + Far East + NOISBN.

$28.95

We Scots. A Good Humoured History Written In English and Ilustrated In Line

By MacKay, John (Iain)

Edinburgh & London: W.&R. Chambers Ltd., 1963. Price intact illustrated Dust Jacket. Illustrated in line drawings by this free-lance illustrator of books on Scotland. This book is presented not in the form of scholastic history but as an entertainment- with the necessary knowledge imparted by way of humour and many illustrations. Dark blue boards with gilt to spine. Previous owner's signature to fep.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by John MacKay.

$22.50

In-Laws & Outlaws

By Parkinson, C. Northcote

London: John Murray, 1962. Attractive gilt art illustration shows well against red board. Gilt to spine. Free of owner's signature or inscriptions!.Highly illustrated DJ has price still intact.Front and back panel are both illustrated. Some sunning to spine. A Very nice Copy!. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Osbert Lancaster.

$25.00

The Winning Of Barbara Worth

By Wright, Harold Bell. Illustrated By F. Graham Cootes

New York: A.L.Burt Company (1911) This book is being offered as a READING COPY. Four full page illustrations by F. Graham Cootes includes the frontispiece. A map of La Palma De La Mano De Dios ( The Hollow of God's Hand) Tecolote Rancho 1911... drawn by Allen Kelly is also provided. Front free endpaper has been removed. Green cloth boards. Pictorial paste-down to front board. 511 pp plus one unpaginated page of book ads. All illustrations present on heavier semi-gloss stock and firmly attached. The book remains firm, text complete and serviceable.... an inexpensive good read!. Hard Cover. Reading Copy.

$12.50

Oddly Enough. From Animal Land to Furtown......  Pictorial Encyclopedia of Furs
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Oddly Enough. From Animal Land to Furtown...... Pictorial Encyclopedia of Furs

By Samet, Arthur. Pen and Ink Illustrations By Jules Halfant

New York: Fur Education Society Publishers, 1938. Two volumes combined in one...First thus. The dedication page reads:"This book is dedicated to those who buy, sell or wear furs." Foreword by the author. This complete pictorial encyclopedia of 'Oddly Enough' should enable anyone and everyone who reads it to obtain a better appreciation of furs and fur bearer at the same time act as a 'Bible of reference' on the subject. A synopsis of 'Oddly Enough' follows the foreword; then an 'Introductory Note'. The most informative contents is greatly enhanced by illustrations.... photographs of furs and skins by the author and the wonderful pen and ink illustrations sketched by Jules Halfant. The author has spared no effort to make the combined volumes 1 and 2 of 'Oddly Enough' one of the most complete, as well as one of the most absorbing works on furs ever published. The book concludes with an alphabetical review of technical expressions.... trade terms used by dyers, dressers, merchants, and manufacturers; Trade Practice rules for fur industry and an index. All on semi-gloss stock (325pp). Burgundy cloth boards.... circular embossed title to front board. Fur-patterned endpapers. No names or inscriptions. Minor wear to board extremities. The book remains bright, tight, square and clean.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$40.00

Tell Me About The Bible

By Jones Mary Alice

Rand McNally & Company, 1949. The author has written another beautiful and significant book for children, of vital importance to their religious growth. In the same simple conversational style she introduces small boys and girls to the fascinating story of the Bible that will lead them on to a fuller understanding and enjoyment of the Book of Books. Beautifully illustrated in colour and b/w. Colour frontis. The eps make up a full colour scene of children at play. Front and rear eps are identical. Illustrated blue and red boards. Very minor wear to corner tips. Illustrated DJ is the same as the frontis. Some loss to edges,more so at the back.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Pelagie Doane.

$40.00

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Rendered Into English Verse By Edward Firzgerald

By Fitzgerald, Edward

London and Glasgow: Collins (1947) New Edition. Edited by G.F. Maine. The contents include : an introduction by Lawrence Housman. Edward Firzgerald - the man, by G.F. Maine. Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald. The First 1859, Second 1868, and Fifth Edition 1889, Variations in texts. Comparative Table of Quatrains. Notes to the Second Edition. Glossary and Bibliography. The twelve illustrations in this edition are printed in six colours by the offset process on Mettotex offset cartridge. A list of illustrations is provided. The frontispiece illustrates Quatrain 71. Red cloth boards. Gilt design embossed around black title block on front board. Black title block with gilt to spine, same gilt design used. Cream-coloured endpapers - no ownership markings.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Stewart Sherriffs.

$27.50

The Good Shepherd

By Gunnarsson, Gunnar. Illustrated By Masha Simkovitch....Translated By Kenneth C. Kaufman

New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc, 1940. he simple, beautiful, gripping and moving tale of an Icelandic shepherd, making his 27th annual journey into the bleak and stormy wastes of the mountains to rescue the sheep that have been missed in the yearly gathering. He performs feats of endurance, patience and persistence that are nobly heroic. The character of the simple hero is magnificent. The journey begins on Advent Sunday, a day of beginnings and expectation. Gunnarson's books are of unusual interest because they deal with Iceland - of which few of us know very much. Eight b/w full-page illustrations by "Masha" all in excellent condition. Illustrated dust jacket carries identical illustration as frontispiece. Red cloth boards with gilt to front board and spine. Name to ffep. A sound, clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fair.

$22.50

How Glooskap Outwits The Ice Giants, and Other Tales of the Maritime Indians
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How Glooskap Outwits The Ice Giants, and Other Tales of the Maritime Indians

By Norman, Howard (Retold by) Wood Engravings By Michael McCurdy

Boston/Toronto/London: Little, Brown and Company, 1989. This children's book is quite extraordinary. Out of the rich storytelling tradition of the Maritime Indians steps the giant Glooskap who first creates human beings and then travels among them....from the Bay of Fundy to the shores of New England. Here are six unusual tales, full of wit and wisdom, that aptly capture the rich mystical world of this mythic giant as he pits his powers and magic against the forces of nature and evil that threaten all he has created. The text is wonderfully illustrated with the most impressive wood engravings of Michael McCurdy. Orange boards show edge-sunning to extreme top and bottom edge...a common occurance for this type of board and color. A lovely clean book with no ownership markings. The illustrated dust jacket shows a short closed tear to upper left of front panel. It remains price-intact and bright.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$42.50

A Far Country

By Churchill, Winston (American Novelist)

The MacMillan Company of Canada, 1915. 509 pp (6 unpaginated book ads) . Frontispiece and seven full page b/w illustrations on heavy glossy paper in excellent condition, all present. Normal edgewear. Owner's name to ffep. Book tight and bright. Gilt to front board and spine not faded.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Herman Pfeiffer.

$20.00

Anna's Pet
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Anna's Pet

By Atwood, Margaret and Joyce Barkhouse. Illustrated By Ann Blades

Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, 1980. Illustrated card covers. 'Kids of Canada Series' Book New! Anna searches for a pet on her grandparents farm and in the process discovers how different animals prefer to live. In a charming and playful manner Atwood and Barkhouse evoke the relationship between a child and the natural world. Margaret Atwood... poet, novelist, critic and Governor-General Award winner..... Joyce Barkhouse is the author of many short stories for children. Ann Blades, internationally known Canadian children's author and illustrator, and awards winner (Canada Council Award for Children's Literature, etc.) An immaculate book as would be expected.. First Edition. Soft Cover. NEW.

$40.00

Eskimo Diary

By Frederiksen, Thomas

Nelson Canada Limited, 1980. 148 pp. Foreword by Emil Rosing. English translation by Jack Jensen and Val Clery. Caligraphy by Mel Poteck. THomas Frederiksen was born in Iginiarfic in 1939. From early youth he kept a diary for his own amusement, noting down events and experiences of his own as well as those told him by others. He appreciates Greenland humour and delights in genuine Greenland expressions. He shows respect and pride for his forefathers by reviving tales and legends, at the same time, describing developments and their consequences. The contents of this diary are a small social and cultural history in pictures and text. Text comprised of English on one side, Eskimo on the other. 75 colour paintings by the author depicts the stark vistas seen from ice packs and floes, the fog-shrouded life aboard hunting ships, and the subtle changes of colour that mark a harsh landscape's seasons. Bookplate to ffep.. Hard Cover.  Illus. by Thomas Frederiksen.

$37.50

Pandora
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Pandora

By Fraser, Sylvia Drawings by Harold Town

Toronto/Montreal: McClelland & Stewart, 1972. "Pandora" will enchant and delight you. Author's first novel. Margaret Laurence in her praise of this book had this to say: " Sylvia Fraser catches exactly the exuberance and the pain of childhood, the ways in which the sinister secrets of the surrounding adult world are felt and sensed fully, without being fully comprehended. This is a novel about childhood, which is about far more than childhood, for it touches upon the whole human spirit." Well illustrated with full-page drawings by Harold Town. Pale green cloth boards with an illustrated drawing to front board panel. Dark title print to spine. A bright, tight book in a price-intact illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Harold Town.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$16.50

Their Yesterdays

By Wright, Harold Bell. Illustrated By F. Graham Cootes

Chicago: The Book Supply Company Publishers, 1912. A list of 'Illustrations' provided. Four full-page colour illustrations drawn by F. Graham Cootes. All present, firmlly attached and in excellent condition on heavier semi-gloss stock (the count includes the frontispiece). Book ads at rear. Green cloth boards with decoration to front board... white title print to front board and spine. "A.L. Burt Company" Binding. Print to front board bright, white print to spine worn. Name to ffep. Small neat store sticker to fep. A sound book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

A Dog of Flanders with The Nurnberg Stove and The King of The Golden River
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A Dog of Flanders with The Nurnberg Stove and The King of The Golden River

By De La Ramee, Louisa (Quida). John Ruskin. Illustrated By Frances Brundage

Akron, Ohio.: The Saalfield Publishing Company (1927) One of "Every Child's Library" Series # 3014. There are three stories in this single volume. "A Dog of Flanders"....the touching story of little Nello, his old grandfather, and their 'dog of Flanders', is one that has lived for years. "The Nurnberg Stove" is a story of faith. Then, of course is Ruskin's " The King of The Golden River"....a lesson to be learned here..... Profusely and delightfully illustrated by the illustrations of Frances Brundage. Dust jacket art remains bright. Red boards with black title print to front board and spine. No ownershipmarkings. Leaves show time-darkening....boards show dark spotting and bottom edgewear....front hinge broken. It's nice to see a jacket on this book.. Good/Very Good.

$16.50

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