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Tales of the Shimmering Sky : Ten Global Folktales with Activities
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Tales of the Shimmering Sky : Ten Global Folktales with Activities

By Milord Susan

Vermont: Williamson, 1996. nice book. Tipped in is a letter from the publisher to the printer expressing great pleasure at the quality of the production, and looking forward to a long future relationship.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by JoAnn E. Kitchel. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.54

Fabulous Histories designed for the Instruction of Children, respecting Their Treatment of Animals
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Fabulous Histories designed for the Instruction of Children, respecting Their Treatment of Animals

By Trimmer Mrs

London: Rivington , 1815. tenth edition, full leather very worn, spine gone, covers near detached, text soiled and shaky but complete. Reading copy only, not good enough for rebinder.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Poor/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.54

The Sea Book: A Nautical Repository of Perils and Pleasures, Adventures, Joys and Sufferings on the Briny Deep, Being a Summary of the Life and Doings of the Sailor, Both Ashore and Afloat
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The Sea Book: A Nautical Repository of Perils and Pleasures, Adventures, Joys and Sufferings on the Briny Deep, Being a Summary of the Life and Doings of the Sailor, Both Ashore and Afloat

By Author Not Known

London: The Proprietor Author, date and publisher unknown, probably 1840s, original red cloth, illustrated in gilt on front cover with ship in full sail, done in gilt, covers detached, spine missing, endpapers missing, extra illustrated title page loose but present, 19 steel engravings present (of 20 - frontispiece is missing), several by J. M. W. Turner, text generally clean. Some of the illustrations are partly dampstained at an edge, A scarce and puzzling nautical item, in need of rebinding, an anthology probably directed at teenage boys. I am dating it to the mid-to-late 1840s because it contains several extracts from Dana's 'Two Years Before the Mast', which appeared in 1842. The preface refers to it as 'that highly interesting and popular little volume'. The reference to 'The Proprietor' may indicate a young persons' periodical, but if so, the only clue is that the printer was W. J. Sears, of Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. It was priced at one guinea, expensive enough for the time.. Hard Cover. Poor/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.38

Ashwood\'s Fighting Fourth
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Ashwood's Fighting Fourth

By Dunne John J

Dublin: Talbot Press, 1948. lacks front blank and half-title, red cloth sunned at spine, binding sl. cocked, 262 pp, text clean and sound. School adventure story set in Ireland. Scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.85

L'Ami De La Jeunesse, Publie Par Les Redacteurs De l'Almanach Des Bon Conseils, Annee 1858 et 1859
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L'Ami De La Jeunesse, Publie Par Les Redacteurs De l'Almanach Des Bon Conseils, Annee 1858 et 1859

By Vulliet M. A. (ed)

Paris: Bureau Du Journal, 1859. two years of the children's annual bound together, mauve cloth worn and discoloured, 194 pages in each issue, numerous illustrations, text very good and clean. The title for the 1859 issue was expanded with 'et des Familles' added.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$51.92

The Light That Failed
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The Light That Failed

By Kipling Rudyard

London: MacMillan, 1953. blue cloth lovely and fresh, near-fine copy.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.77

The Scarlet Judges - A Tale of the Inquisition in the Netherlands
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The Scarlet Judges - A Tale of the Inquisition in the Netherlands

By Pollard Eliza F

London: Partridge, 1900. decorated green cloth, hinges weak - old adhesive tape repairs done probably by a child, all edges gilt, bevelled edges to boards, 446pp plus publisher's catalogue, illustrated, some foxing in text, but text block is generally sound and clean. Presentation inscription dated Christmas 1900, later collector has inserted Nov. 1900 as date of publication.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.08

The Son of a Genius - A Tale for Youth
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The Son of a Genius - A Tale for Youth

By Hofland Mrs. B

London: John Harris, 1827. new edition 'carefully revised and enlarged by the author, frontispiece dated 1827, new preface dated 1826, original paper-covered boards, quarter-leather spine split, front inner hinge broken, a little occasional foxing in text, but generally clean sound copy otherwise.. New Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$23.08

The Days of Bruce - a Story from Scottish History
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The Days of Bruce - a Story from Scottish History

By Aguilar Grace

London: Nisbet. decorated maroon cloth, no date but gift inscription dated 1944, nice clean copy.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.92

Half-Hours at the Sea-side or, Recreations with Marine Objects
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Half-Hours at the Sea-side or, Recreations with Marine Objects

By Taylor J. E

Edinburgh: John Grant, 1907. decorated green cloth sunned at spine, nice and fresh on covers, 266pp, nicely illustrated throughout in black and white.. New Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.31

Alice in Wonderland
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Alice in Wonderland

By Carroll Lewis

UK: Brimax, 1990. corners a little bumped, nice copy, nicely illustrated.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Eric Kincaid. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$3.46

Ras Na Seilidi
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Ras Na Seilidi

By Kennedy Ann

Dublin: An Gum, 1986. nicely illustrated children's book in the Irish language, targeted at children aged 6-9, 32pp, about fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.23

Katia an Cailin Ungarach
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Katia an Cailin Ungarach

By Bas Daniel

Dublin: An Gum, 1980. nicely illustrated children's book in the Irish language, targeted at children aged 7 - 11, 16pp, about fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.23

The Discovery of Mr Nobody
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The Discovery of Mr Nobody

By Smith E. F. M

London: Victory Press, 1964. 118pp, children's tale, a bit bumped at corners.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.77

Panchito an Buachaill Meicsiceach
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Panchito an Buachaill Meicsiceach

By Bas Daniel

Dublin: An Gum, 1978. nicely illustrated children's book in the Irish language, targeted at children aged 7 - 10, 16pp, about fine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.23

The Girondin
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The Girondin

By Belloc Hilaire

London: London: Nelson, 1911, 1911. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. green cloth, spine label sl. chipped, colour frontispiece.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.77

Patience to Work and Patience to Wait
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Patience to Work and Patience to Wait

By Weir Marion E

Nelson, London. 1859, 1st, hb, 8vo, 279pp,frontispiece, blue embossed boards gilt-dec, spines worn, hinges nearly gone, internal brown-spotting throughout, otherwise good internally. Piteous tale of children orphaned, overcoming adversity..

$11.54

Wild Animal Ways
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Wild Animal Ways

By Seton Ernest Thompson

Hodder and Stoughton, London. no date (preface dated 1916), UK 1st?, hb, no dw, 200 drawings by the author, 8vo, 243pp, orig green pict cloth, a little faded, some wear at spine extrs.

$46.15

The Dragon in  the Ghetto Caper
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The Dragon in the Ghetto Caper

By Konigsburg E. L

Macmillan, London. 1979, 1st UK, hb, no dw, 8vo, illustrated by the author, vg.

$11.54

An Island for Two
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An Island for Two

By Pesek Ludek

LondonLondon: Kestrel, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. first UK edition. Translated from the German..

$9.23

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