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EATON'S CHRISTMAS ANNUAL. Authors May Heward, Ethel Talbot, Olive Chandler, Constance Heward
(Toronto): The T. Eaton Co., no date [ca. 1930s?],
Quarto. Blue cloth spine stamped in white and light blue boards, colour illustration on front cover. Unpaged. 16 colour plates (6 by Anne Anderson, 1 by Charles Robinson) inserted, numerous line drawings in text. Front cover errs in calling for 14 colour plates. UK printed. Stories by the aforementioned plus other authors. Only occasional minor soiling in text, slight wear to outer corners, else fine and tight, no previous owner names. In poor dust jacket, worn & torn, front panel lacks upper portion. The jacket spine says "Third Year". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required..
$40.00                          Book Number: 24549                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL Volume IX (9)
London: Girl's Own Paper, 1887-88, 1888.
Volume IX (9), Oct. 1887- Sept., 1888. Quarto, original olive pictorial bevel-edge cloth stamped in black and gilt, illustrated endpapers. pp 848 + chromolithographed frontispiece, half-title, and plate at p 216 + b&w plates, one blue plate; many illustrations in text. Cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, a few corner creases in text, minor rubbing to spine tips and outer corners, else a fine clean and bright copy, no owner names. Contributions by Mrs Molesworth and Mrs Craik. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$75.00                          Book Number: 31167                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL Volume XXI
London & Toronto: Girl's Own Paper / Warwick Bros. & Rutter, 1897-98, 1898.
Volume XIX (19), Oct. 1897 to Sept., 1898. Quarto, original tan pictorial bevel-edge cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind. pp 832 + 2 chromolithographs (1 folding), 3 tinted plates, and 6 b&w plates (one of lady on bicycle); profuse illustrations in text. A fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, please enquire for shipping rate.
$75.00                          Book Number: 31751                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL (Vol. 20)
London: The Girl's Own Paper, 1898-99, 1899.
Volume XX (20), Oct., 1898 - Sept., 1899. Quarto, original tan bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. pp 848 + 4 chromolithographed plates, title leaf and two other tinted plates, 4 black & white plates; many illustrations in text. Spine has nicks at ends, faint mottling, else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$60.00                          Book Number: 31761                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL (Volume 28)
London: The Girl's Own Paper, 1906-07, 1907.
Quarto, green bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, gilt and orange. pp 832 + decorated title page printed in purple + 6 colour plates+ 2 tinted plates + 4 black & white plates (complete). Many illustrations in text. Only minor rubbing to white cover stamping; minor wear to spine ends and to one outer corner; partially cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; light foxing to page edges and front endpapers; else a VG+ bright and tight copy, most attractive. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$75.00                          Book Number: 36470                          Order / Enquire



LITTLE DOTS: A collection of stories & verses and how-to-make pages. Fifty fourth annual volume
London: "Little Dots" Office, no date, 1940.
Squarish octavo, green cloth spine with colour paper-covered boards. 192 pp + ads front and rear + colour frontispice and title leaf + 5 other colour plates (art by Muriel Harry). Numerous b&w illustrations, diagrams, and photos in text. Spine lightly sunned; book a little leaned; front inner hinge is cracked but firm; small tan spots to front endpapers; corner chip to one leaf of ads at front; Xmas, 1940, ink gift inscription on blank recto of frontispiece; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of this juvenile annual. The front cover illustration is rather appealing.
$30.00                          Book Number: 37526                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL (Vol. 9)
London: The Leisure Hour Office 1887-88, 1888.
Volume 9, #405, 1 Oct., 1887 - #454, 8 Sept., 1888. Quarto. Original blue-green bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt, green Illustrated endpapers. pp 848 + colour frontispiece with tissue guard, title leaf, and one other colour plates + 8 b&w plates + 1 blue plate. Numerous illustrations in the text. Called-for b&w plate at p 512 not present (never bound in). Minor use to spine ends and outer corners; chromolitho frontis. has foxing on the black recto and margins of verso, with foxing to margins of title page; yellowing and light foxing to page edges; creases to tissue guard at frontispiece; tissue guard of chromolitho at p 216 has long tears and is partially adhered to the image; near fine otherwise. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 39501                          Order / Enquire



TALES OF SWEDEN AND THE NORSEMEN
New York: Robert Carter, 1865.
16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow King, The Iron King, The Fall of the Hats and Caps, Perserverance, The Three Pictures, Ragnar Lodbrok, Hakon the Good, The Story of Queen Astrid, King Olave, and Harald Hardrade. Folk tales and historical sketches for younger readers. "Perserverance" is about Carl Linnaeus. Translator not indicated in book nor in library records.
$60.00                          Book Number: 42608                          Order / Enquire



RUPERT [1979 annual,export issue)
London: Daily Express, 1979.
Octavo, glossy pictorial boards. Illustrated by John Harrold. pp 115. Ink name on the dotted line at front, else fine. Cover shows Rupert sitting on a log with a dragon and Spring Imp. First story is "Reppo's Jungle Cousins". Uncommon export issue (for Canada?) with $4.50 corner price on title page.
$25.00                          Book Number: 42732                          Order / Enquire



FUNNY WONDER and JESTER (5 issues)
London: Amalgamated Press, 1941.
Five issues. 8 page British comic for a juvenile audience printed in red and black on newsprint, folded once horizontally to make quarto pages. Light yellowing as always, VG clean & unworn copies otherwise. No. 1413, 26 April; no. 1417, 24 May; no. 1418, 31 May; no. 1420, 28 June, no. 1423, 09 Aug. Charlie Chaplin appears on each front cove. Pitch and Toss and Their Pets battle Nazis, amongst other adventures. Ceased publication in 1942. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$40.00                          Book Number: 43350                          Order / Enquire



THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL (Vol. 20)
London: The Girl's Own Paper, 1898-99, 1899.
Volume XX (20), Oct., 1898 - Sept., 1899. Quarto, original red bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in green and gilt. pp 848 + 4 chromolithographed plates with tissue guards, title leaf and two other tinted plates, 7 black & white plates (one folding); many illustrations in text. Spine a little worn at ends; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; pp 119-20 have nicks, small chips, to margins; a little soiling to rear cover; VG clean, bright and tight copy otherwise. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$60.00                          Book Number: 44884                          Order / Enquire



GIRLS AND BOYS WITH GAMES AND TOYS
Amsterdam: Mulder and Zoon, no date,
Ca. 1930s ? Oblong quarto, colour pictorial card covers. pp [12], stapled. Colour illustrations throughout. plus a story. Mulder and Zoon no. 1670. Die cut eyeholes to front cover and text, the eyes encapsuled in plastic inside rear cover, the pupils moveable when shaken. "My eyes not only move but also light up at night." - front cover. Chip to lower outer and upper inner corners of front cover and lower inner corner of rear cover; outer corners of rear cover cracked; partial split to lower spine neatly repaired; VG otherwise. The eyes no longer light up at night (maybe the radium? fizzled out). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45362                          Order / Enquire



A.L.O.E. ["A Lady of England", Charlotte Maria Tucker].
PARLIAMENT IN THE PLAY-ROOM.
London: T. Nelson, 1863.
Later printing, presumably. 12mo. Original mauve bead grain pictorial cloth stamped in blind and gilt, cream endpapers. 168 pp + 16 pp April, 1860, publisher's catalogue. Spine sunned to tan, as almost always with this colour; light sunning to inner margins of sides; bit of rubbing to gilt figure at centre of front cover; Xmas, 1864, ink inscription to front free endpaper; foxing (heavy in places) and small soil spots in text throughout; small hole to lower outer corner of one leaf (well away from any text); this otherwise a VG unworn copy of this didactic (how Parliament works) juvenile novel by a prolific writer for young people. Osborne dates 1861. Online British Library catalogue shows only this 1863 printing.
$30.00                          Book Number: 10460                          Order / Enquire



Achard, Eugène
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



Achard, Eugène
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



Achard, Eugène
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



Achard, Eugène
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



AIKEN, Joan
THE KINGDOM AND THE CAVE. Illustrated by Dick Hart
London & New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1960.
Octavo, beige boards, spine stamped in red (later issue binding, first was black cloth, spine lettered in bronze). Small shallow bump to lower inner corner of rear cover and to lower edge of front cover, very nearly fine otherwise, clean, no owner names. The dust jacket is only fair; with a thumbnail-size chip at foot of spine, smaller chip, tears, at head of spine, large chip to upper outer corner of rear panel; one inch tear at upper inner corner of front panel; short creased tears at top edge of rear panel; colours still bright, flap prices intact. This was Aiken's first novel, written at age 17, and third published book overall, a magic & mystery story for younger readers. Quite scare in first edition.
$150.00                          Book Number: 35448                          Order / Enquire



AIKEN, Joan
MICE & MENDELSON. Illustrated by Babette Cole. Music by John Sebastian Brown
London: Cape, 1978.
Brown boards. A fine, fresh copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has price clip with new publisher price sticker raising the price to 3.95 GBP, else fine. Excellent copy of the collection of Midnight Park stories featuring Mr Mendfelson, the Orkey Pony and Bertha and Gertrude, the piano-playing field mice.
$25.00                          Book Number: 39672                          Order / Enquire



ALCOTT, Louisa M.
UNDER THE LILACS
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878.
12mo, original blue cloth lettred and decorated in gilt. decorated in black on front cover, black endpapers. pp [2], (8), 305, [1], (6, illustrated ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 3 other plates. Minor wear to foot of spine; book a little leaned; cracked front inner hinge reglued; small corner chip to pp 285-86 (no text loss); neat repair to inner edge of pp 90-91 and 71-72. VG clean and attractive copy still. Variant title page with "Little Men vs "Little Men". BAL 185 assigns no priority. First book edition. First published in parts in London Oct. 1877-Sept. 1878. The sequel to EIGHT COUSINS, about a boy who runs away FROM the circus. Boys play a bit of baseball. Also noted in green cloth.
$125.00                          Book Number: 43046                          Order / Enquire



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