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Le petit théâtre scolaire
Montréal: Librairie générale canadienne, 1942.
Paper covers, pp (126). Text paper toned; front cover has a short tear to inner margin and is neatly reattached; small tears to spine neatly repaired, good copy otherwise.
$11.95 Book Number: 47538 Order / Enquire
Le génie du rocher percé. Cinquième mille
Montréal: Librairie générale canadienne, c1942,
Card covers, pp 80. Illustrated. Text paper yellowed, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$9.95 Book Number: 47541 Order / Enquire
Les aventures de frère renard (D'après saint François d'Assise et le fabuliste La Fontaine)
Montréal: Librairie générale canadienne, 1943.
Stapled in card covers, pp 80. Staples pulled away from inner margin of title leaf leaving tears; text paper tanned; near fine otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 47542 Order / Enquire
Le bonhomme misère
Montréal: Librairie générale canadienne, 1943.
Stapled in card covers, pp 75. Staples pulled away from inner margin of title leaf leaving tears; text paper tanned; VG+ otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 47564 Order / Enquire
Aubry, Claude, 1914-84
La vengeance des hommes de bonne volonté. Dessins de Marcel Martin.
Montréal: Fides, 1944.
Card covers, pp 70. Tanning to covers and text paper; tear to top margin of three leaves from careless opening, otherwise the leaves are unopened; corner creases to covers; VG otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in. A tale for children translated as The Christmas Wolf. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$17.95 Book Number: 47577 Order / Enquire
Auteuil, Marie-Louise d'
Fanfan, Joujou et Compagnie
Montréal: Librairie Granger frére, 1945.
Card covers, pp (80). Text paper tanned, else fine. A book for younger readers, a volume in the Bibliothèque de la Jeuness Canadienne series.. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid in. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$18.95 Book Number: 47543 Order / Enquire
PARSON JOHN OF THE LABRADOR: a story which tells also of the exciting adventures of boy number nine, Tom Badd, and other bold characters. Illustrated by Gordon Soper, R.I.
London: Religious Tract Society, no date (1924), 1924.
Octavo, dark green cloth gilt lettered. pp 246, (10, ads) + 8 b&w plates. Light cover spotting; offset tanning to free endpapers; light foxing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. An adventure story for boys. Watters p 241. O'Dea 1784.
$60.00 Book Number: 37167 Order / Enquire
BICE, Clare, 1909-76
JORY'S COVE: a story of Nova Scotia
New York: Macmillan, 1941.
Squarish octavo, beige pictorial linen printed in blue, colour illustrated endpapers. pp (104). Two full page colour illustrations and numerous b&w illustrations in text. Ink gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, a few small tan soil spots in text margins, else a VG+ jacketless copy. A story for children, the first of his five for youngsters. With illustrations by the author / artist. Bice, from London, Ontario, was a member of the OSA and was elected to the Order of Canada in 1973. From 1940 to 1972, he was the curator of the Williams Memorial Art Gallery and Museum (it was renamed the London Regional Art and Historical Museums and now is called the Museum London).
$25.00 Book Number: 42731 Order / Enquire
Boisvert, Laurent, 1923-
Les aventures de Grain de Sel
Montréal: Chantecler, 1953.
Card covers, pp (132). Corner crease to rear cover and last few leaves, else a fine, unopened copy. W.E. Collin's copy with his catalogue card laid in. First of a series of three novels for young people. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
$14.95 Book Number: 47539 Order / Enquire
THE LODGE OF OMAL
Toronto: Ryerson, 1965.
Orange boards. pp (6), 84, . Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing along spine folds, VG+ otherwise. A novel for youngsters about a Kwatkiutl Indian boy of the British Columbia coast in the 18th century. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 44777 Order / Enquire
THE GUARDIAN CIRCLE
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1989.
Blue boards. pp 220, . Text paper a little toned, page edges yellowed. Long ink gift inscription at front, else fine. Dust jacket rubbed on rear panel, VG. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A young adult novel set in Winnipeg. An old house, supernatural content. Runner up for the Canadian Library Association Book of The Year Award for Children.
$15.00 Book Number: 44773 Order / Enquire
THE LEAVES OF LOUISE. Illustrated by Rikki
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1978.
Quarto. Glossy illustrated boards without jacket, as issued. (32) pp. Fine copy, no owner names. A book for children by the Canadian novelist. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$15.00 Book Number: 42529 Order / Enquire
OLIVIER LE FORGERON
Québec: Québec / Amérique, 1985.
Quarto, stapled in glossy color card covers. VG+ copy, no owner names.
$10.00 Book Number: 41538 Order / Enquire
COOPER, A. B.
LOST IN THE ARCTIC: A Tale of Baffin's Bay
London: The R.T.S. Office (Religious Tract Society), no date,
Later printing, ca 193-? Octavo, grey decorated cloth stamped in black. pp (192) + colour frontispiece. Some boxing to page edges and occasionally in the text; VG copy otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has chips to tips of bit sunned spine, VG otherwise. A nice copy of this Arctic juvenile. A volume in the publisher's Crown Library series.
$20.00 Book Number: 34187 Order / Enquire
THE ADVENTURES OF NIAGARA JIM. Illustrated by Betty Eckertt and Floyd Fox
Niagara Falls, ON: Lindsay Press (printer), 1951.
Octavo, illustrated card covers, illustrated endpapers. pp 115 (including one side of free endpapers). Neat repairs to spine tears; 1952 gift inscription at front; some corner creases in text; damp stain to lower margin of rear endpapers and last leaf of text; vertical crease to rear cover; in all, just a good copy. "A story for boys and girls" set in South Niagara. Comic illustrated endpaper map includes, St. Catharines, the Welland Canal, Thorold, the Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, Ft. Erie, and Chippawa. Black Creek shows an African native with big lips, a Red Indian gets struck by lightening. Uncommon Canadian juvenile.
$25.00 Book Number: 46405 Order / Enquire
DE LA ROCHE, Mazo
BESIDE A NORMAN TOWER. With illustrations by A.H. Watson
Boston: Little, Brown, 1934.
Second printing, Nov., 1934, same month as first. Blue illustrated cloth stamped in black, lettered in light green. pp (xii), 247. Vignette and full page line drawings in text. Spine a bit sunned; light foxing to endpapers; yellowing and slight foxing to page edges; else a VG+ unworn copy, no owner names. Jacket has small chips at head of lightly yellowed spine, all flap corners clipped; small chips and tears to panels; VG otherwise, still attractive in appearance. A children's story set in England.
$25.00 Book Number: 42728 Order / Enquire
DE MILLE, James
FIRE IN THE WOODS
Boston: Lee and Shepard, no date,
Reprint ca. 1902. (first edition was in 1871, same publisher). Octavo, yellowish pictorial cloth stamped in red, black, and dark blue. Title and author in gilt to spine. Interestingly, the author is erroneously given as "Farrar" on the spine. (3)-323, [1, blank], [4, ads], [1, blank] pp + frontispiece and 3 plates (at pp 86, 174, 244). Spine very lightly darkened, with gilt lettering rubbed and dulled; half inch split to front inner hinge neatly repaired; top page edges darkened; else a fine copy, the pictorial front cover remarkably bright and unrubbed. #16 in the publisher's American Boys' Series (front cover gives "American Boys [sic] Series" though the spine has it right). Ads at rear list up to number 85 in the series, and the last page of ads lists "New Titles Added in 1902". Brotherhood of the White Cross # 4. Canadian author.
$35.00 Book Number: 11855 Order / Enquire
DUFFUS, Helen Milicete (1868-1936)
THE STRAWBERRY GIRLS. Frontispiece by Saville Lumley
London: Jarrolds, no date (1923), 1923.
Octavo, blue cloth lettered, illustrated, and decorated in black, colour pictorial cover label. pp viii, 9-252, (4, ads) + colour frontispiece. Page edges tanned; spine lightly sunned with narrow blank ink numerals by pen near centre; parish library inscription and large ink numerals on front pastedown; cover label has some chips along left side and light rubbing; light foxing to first few leaves; a good, sound copy otherwise. >>>Helen Wiseman Morrow was born in Halifax (sister of Canadian author Susan Morrow Jones and cousin of writer Alice Jones) to a wealthy merchant family. She married an officer in the Royal Engineers in 1889 and moved to England, remarrying in 1906 to Edward John Duffus. The novel is set in New York State and involves a family which has fallen on hard times. See Janet B. Friskney's introduction to the Halifax: Formac, 2012, reprint edition, where she makes some comparison with LITTLE WOMEN. The book was aimed at girls. Scarce. No copies on AMICUS. Not in Watters (but should be).
$40.00 Book Number: 47438 Order / Enquire
MURPHY THE RAT: tales of Tough City. Poems. Pictures by Daniel Sylvestre
Red Deer, Alberta: Northern Lights / Red Deer College Press, 1992.
Quarto, colour laminated boards. Fine copy.
$15.00 Book Number: 41786 Order / Enquire
THE REPUBLIC OF CHILDHOOD: a critical guide to Canadian children's literature in English
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1975.
Second edition, revised. Blue boards. pp (viii), 335. A few b&w illustratioins in text. Index. VG+ in like jacket, no owner names. A standard reference.
$19.50 Book Number: 43967 Order / Enquire