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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Annual, 1968.
1 Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan Annual, 1968.
Manchester, UK. World Distributors Limited 1968 Hardcover Very Good 
4to - 26 x 20 cm.; 93 pp. Illustrated end papers. Glossy pictorial boards. 11 stories, 2 'strip' stories, 4 features and 2 games/puzzles. Board corners and spine crown/heel are bumped with minor wear. Interior is clean and the binding is solid. 14421 
Price: 8.00 CDN
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Mrs. Manning's Wards., Baldwin, May.
2 Baldwin, May. Mrs. Manning's Wards.
London, England W. & R. Chambers Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gordon Browne 
12mo - 18.5 x 13 cm.; 332 pp. Illustrated with six full page black and white lithographic plates by Gordon Browne. Olive green cloth with black lettering and decorations on spine and front board. Baldwin wrote turn of the century stories for young women and girls and some of her stories were serialized in periodicals such as "Chamber's Journal" (one that I know of, there are probably others). They can be referred to as the "schoolgirl" genre of young people's fiction that was often looked down upon but sold widely to the reading public. The regular Chamber's editions were not expensively produced and have not withstood the test of time and usage very well. This copy is overall very good with minor foxing to the text block edges and the head edge is dust soiled. A good presentation with a clear and removable archival cover having been fitted. No date given but circa 1910 to 1920. 8748 
Price: 14.40 CDN
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In Perilous Days, A Tale of the French Revolution., Bearne, Mrs. Catherine
3 Bearne, Mrs. Catherine In Perilous Days, A Tale of the French Revolution.
London Sheldon Press. Hardcover Very Good 
12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 158, 16 pp. Four illustrations being "reproductions of old pictures". Last 16 pages is publisher's list of children's books done by Sheldon Press and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Bearne was the author of a number of historical novels for children. No publishing date but a prize plate on front free endpaper is dated 1928. Grey cloth-covered boards with illustrated front and spine. Light soiling on covers, minor edgewear, light soiling on text block edges, light foxing. 19299 
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Chester, Bracker, Charles E.
4 Bracker, Charles E. Chester
New York Verita Press. 1939 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
4to - 25 x 19.5 cm.; Unpaginated. A children's picture book about dogs and cats. Illustrated paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Book has wear on corners and top and bottom of spine, small hole (approx. .3 cm) in spine join of front board, a bit of soiling, otherwise, interior is clean and binding sturdy. Dust jacket has a small amount of soiling, chipping and closed tears along edges. 24567 
Price: 36.00 CDN
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The New House Captain, Bruce, Dorita Fairlie
5 Bruce, Dorita Fairlie The New House Captain
London, England Spring Books. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
16mo - 16.5 x 12 cm.; 262 pp. Fanfare Series. First book in the Springdale series by British childrens' author, Dorita Bruce (1885-1970), who was a pioneer in the creation of book series that followed a group of girls through school and into adult life. Full-colour frontis illustration, several full-page b/w illustrations. No copyright date nor illustrator attribution. Red cloth-covered boards with black spine lettering, red text block head. Bit of a stain on text block head, traces of minor soiling on text; a clean, tight copy. Dust jacket has bit of soiling and light edgewear. 25936 
Price: 16.00 CDN
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Prairie Heroes, Castelle, Constance
6 Castelle, Constance Prairie Heroes
London, United Kingdom Religious Tract Society. Hardcover Fair 
16mo - 15 x 10 cm.; 48 pp. Part of The Little Ones' Library. A story of the British Empire, in this case, the Rose-croft Ranch near Glenton, some place in the Canadian prairies. Illustrated with full-page b/w drawings. No copyright date, inscription in front of book dated 1931. Pictorial paper-covered boards are quite worn, soiled and somewhat warped; text block soiled, some foxing; former owner's inscription on front free endpaper; binding sturdy. 26741 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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The Young Folks' Historical Tales, Chambers, William and Robert
7 Chambers, William and Robert The Young Folks' Historical Tales
New York Worthington Co. 1889 Hardcover Good 
12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; Pagination in two sections of 180 pages each. Franklin Edition. Title page declares this to be an illustrated edition, however, there are no illustrations. The Chambers brothers were nineteenth century Scottish publishers, among other things. Decorated front cover and spine, green endpapers. Cover rubbed, soiled, edgewear, bumped corners, some amateurish repair work done on front endpapers as it opens too tightly; text has small amount of soiling, binding sturdy. 25354 
Price: 24.00 CDN
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Bimbo, Le Petit Lion., Chardonnet, Janine.
8 Chardonnet, Janine. Bimbo, Le Petit Lion.
Paris, France. Editions G. P. ; Departement Des Presse De La Cite 1970 Hard Cover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Michel Rainaud 
12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 187 pp. The text is in French. Pictorial papered covers. Corners are mildly bumped and the covers are soiled. This is # 272 of the Rouge et Or Dauphine series. (#172 from the back of page 187) . The illustrations are both colour and black and white. 2159 
Price: 5.40 CDN
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Rockets At Dawn., Coleman, Earl S.
9 Coleman, Earl S. Rockets At Dawn.
New York, New York Longmans, Green & Co. 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; x - 103 pp. Tan cloth with black lettering on spine and black illustration on front board. Stated first edition. A tale of the modern west and the adventures of 2 young lads (Mace Donegan being one of them) riding through an ordinance testing area in the Sierra Nevada's. The text block edges (head and fore) are darkened and the board edges show very mild shelf wear. The dust jacket (clipped but with price still present) is edge worn more so on the spine crown/heel with small chips and one piece missing from the spine tail. 10878 
Price: 5.20 CDN
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Francois le Bossu, Comtesse de Segur
10 Comtesse de Segur Francois le Bossu
Paris Societe Nouvelle des Editions / Bibliotheque Rouge et Or. 1967 Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Luce Lagarde 
12mo - 17.5 x 12 cm.; 187 pp. Text is in French. No. 206. A children's edition of this play with full-colour illustrations. Pictorial paper-covere d boards, pictorial endpapers. Light edgewear, small split in top of spine, slightly bowed front cover, former owner's name on front endpaper; binding sturdy, text pages clean. 25114 
Price: 16.00 CDN
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Bagthorpes Haunted., Cresswell, Helen.
11 Cresswell, Helen. Bagthorpes Haunted.
London, UK. Faber and Faber 1985 0571135854 / 9780571135851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Jill Bennett 
12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 207 pp. First edition. Sixth part of the Bagthorpe Saga. Dark blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Bit of soiling on text block edges, one dog-ear. Dust jacket has some rubbing, lightly sunned on spine, mild edgewear. 14155 
Price: 9.60 CDN
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High and Low; or, Help Each Other, Dammast, Jeanie Selina
12 Dammast, Jeanie Selina High and Low; or, Help Each Other
London, United Kingdom Sunday School Union. Hardcover Good 
16mo - 16.5 x 11 cm.; 113, (7) pp. "To Which is Added the Story of Our Little Drum-Major". Sixth thousand. No copyright date, inscription on a blank preliminary is dated 1874. Red cloth-covered boards with black and gilt lettering and design on spine and front board, frontis illustration with tissue protector, additional illustrations throughout book, list of Illustrated Works published by the Sunday School Union. Boards are soiled and rubbed, in some spots through the cloth; foxing and soiling on pages; binding is still fairly sturdy. 25423 
Price: 24.00 CDN
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My First Book of Rhymes., Fletcher, Helen Jill. (Rie Cramer).
13 Fletcher, Helen Jill. (Rie Cramer). My First Book of Rhymes.
London, England Ramboro Books 1983 0862880696 / 9780862880699 Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rie Cramer 
4to - 26.5 x 19.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 44 pages including the free end papers. Pictorial paper covered boards. A series of original poems by Fletcher profusely illustrated by Cramer. Some very minor shelf wear to the externals, else fine. 5653 
Price: 6.40 CDN
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The Sound of the Gora., Harries, Ann.
14 Harries, Ann. The Sound of the Gora.
London, UK. Heinemann. 1980 434942367 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo - 21.5 x 13 cm.; 143 - [2] pp. Blue cloth with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. The dust jacket is clipped on the lower front flap corner with a Heinemann Groups price sticker of 4.50 on the slant. Publisher's complimentary review plate fastened to the front free end paper. Both the book and the jacket only very slight shelf wear to the tail edges and the dust jacket is scuffed and that is best seen in reflected light. 24659 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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Roams-the-World, A Boy Minstrel in the Land of the Cathars, Hennege, Jean
15 Hennege, Jean Roams-the-World, A Boy Minstrel in the Land of the Cathars
Vic-en-Bigorre, France MSM. 1993 2907899899 / 9782907899895 Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Gemma Sales 
4to - 29 x 22 cm.; Unpaginated (25 pp.). Translated from the French by Simon Pleasance. A richly illustrated children's book about the life of a minstrel in medieval France told from the point of view of Tarabadour, a donkey. Though the focus is on the boy's life and wanderings, the history of the area is in the background - Raymond of Miraval, the Cathars, Foulque of Marseilles, Carcassonne, Cistercians, Fontfroide, Occitania. Mapped endpapers. A clean, sturdy copy. 25746 
Price: 12.00 CDN
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The Iron Stallions., Hennessy, Max. (aka John Harris).
16 Hennessy, Max. (aka John Harris). The Iron Stallions.
New York. Atheneum. 1982 0689112459 / 9780689112454 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 247 pp. Pumpkin coloured paper on boards with brown cloth on spine and gilt lettering on same. Stated first American edition. Tail edges of boards show minor wear. DJ (unclipped and in Brodart) has a 1/2" closed tear on tail edge that has been tape repaired on backside. Hennessy is the pseudonym of John Harris. Jacket painting by John Green. This is volume #3 in Hennessy's trilogy about the British Cavalry. 2825 
Price: 9.00 CDN
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The King Who Was Never Crowned; A Tale of the Fifteenth Century., Hollis, Gertrude.
17 Hollis, Gertrude. The King Who Was Never Crowned; A Tale of the Fifteenth Century.
London, UK. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. (1904) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by W. S. Stacey. 
12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 215 - (1) - 8 pp. Pictorial cloth over boards. No date of publication is given though known to be 1904. Illustrated with 3 black and white engravings by W. S. Stacey one of which is the frontis piece. Nine pages of publisher's adverts at the back. The book shows mild wear to the externals with most of that to the spine tips and the spine itself is a tad darkened. Otherwise the book is very clean with a tight binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 26867 
Price: 16.00 CDN
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He Sailed with Blackbeard, A Story for Boys and Girls, Knight, Frank. (Captain).
18 Knight, Frank. (Captain). He Sailed with Blackbeard, A Story for Boys and Girls
London, United Kingdom. Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1958 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Patrick Jobson 
8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; vi - 278 pp. An historical novel for middle readers full of pirates, privateers, smuggling and kidnapping. Captain Knight was a real man of the sea and wrote numerable adventures about sailing. He has a brief author's note that details for his readers the historical facts behind his tale, including further reading suggestions. Burnt orange coth-covered boards with red lettering and decoration on the spine and front board. Light soiling and foxing on text block edges, former owner's name on front endpaper; otherwise, a clean and tight volume. Dust jacket has some tape reinforcement on the back side, is lightly soiled with some chipping and edgewear. 25521 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Jane Runs Away From School., Lloyd, Joanna.
19 Lloyd, Joanna. Jane Runs Away From School.
London, UK. Blackie & Son Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Leo Bates 
12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 254 pp. A children's story for ages 9 and up. No publication date but was first published in 1946, a later reprint from the 1950's. Lightly sunned spine, former owner's name and some glitter on verso of frontis illustration; a good reading copy of this story. 14615 
Price: 8.00 CDN
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Copper's Chance, McIlvaine, Jane S.
20 McIlvaine, Jane S. Copper's Chance
Philadelphia, Pennyslyvania Macrae Smith Company. 1951 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Paul Brown 
8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 232 pp. A horse story with a bit of romance for girls. Blue paper-covered boards with white spine lettering. Light shelfwear on boards. Dust jacket lightly soiled with some chipping on edges, minor tape repair on verso. ; Book Club Edition 24190 
Price: 16.00 CDN
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