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The Boy Scouts Year Book
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The Boy Scouts Year Book

By [BOY SCOUTS]

New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1929). original red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine la little faded, silver fishing to covers. Quarto. Illustrated .

$10.00

A Cat May Look Upon a King
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A Cat May Look Upon a King

By WELDON Sir Anthony (died 1649)

Amsterdam, 1714. Updated version of the original 1652 edition. three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers (rebound perhaps early 1900s). Title page relined with some parts of margins lacking, contemporary brown ink notations on first page. . Octavo. 59 pp Sometimes there may be two facing title pages, one as here and one with a woodcut of a cat The title "A Cat May Look Upon the King" comes from an old saying which means "Even a person of low status or importance has rights." An updated version of Sir Anthony's satirical account of English kings first published in 1652. Anthony Weldon was an English 17th century courtier and politician. who supported Parliament during the English Civil War, and held and administered the county of Kent. He is thought to be the author of "The Court and Character of King James I" which contains the comment that James was "the wisest fool in Christendom." He was dismissed from the court of King James which is usually thought to be the cause for the book's criticisms of the King. Weldon says about Henry VIII "To say much of him, were to make you surfeit; Sir Walter Rawleigh's [sic] testimony of him is sufficient. If all the Pictures and Patterns of a merciless Prince were lost in the world, they might all be painted again to the life out of the story of this king..." Of King James "To write the Life and Reign of this King, requires a better Book-man, and a better Pen-man; That which I have to observe, is only to render him as great a Tyrant as any of the rest; ... he laid as many springs to enslave this Nation as every any; his will was the sole rule of his government ..." Of James II he says "Had the courage of his grand-father, and the religion of his mother; the Malice and Inveteracy of his father, and was altogether rul'd by pristes, Jesuits ... it was more than suspected that he had the chief hand in the burning of the City of London [the fire of 1666] ..." .

$450.00

Act of Piracy
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Act of Piracy

By O'BRIAN Frank

New York: Dell Publishing, (1975). First edition. original pictorial coloured wrappers, all edges stained green. Wrappers very slightly dust soiled, else fine. 12mo. [S & W 886a].

$45.00

The Hare of Inaba
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The Hare of Inaba

By [JAMES Mrs. T. H.]

Tokyo: Kobunsha, n.d. Japanese Fairy Tale Series No. 11. coloured pictorial wrappers, silk tied. Wrappers a little rubbed at spine and fore-edge, a few minor creases. 12mo. 18 pp. including wrappers Illustrated with full page coloured plates Printed on doubled crepe paper .

$75.00

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables

By STEVENSON Robert Louis

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1887. First U.S. edition. original red cloth lettered in gilt, dark gray endpapers. Slight rubbing of spine ends and corners, spine a tad darkened, else fine. Octavo. [Beinecke 411].

$75.00

The Half Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand
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The Half Brothers: or, The Head and the Hand

By DUMAS Alexandre

G. Routledge & Co., 1858. three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, by E. Riley. Very slight rubbing of edges, margins a tad trimmed, else fine. 12mo. .

$100.00

The Cape May Packet

By MEADER Stephen W

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, (1969). First edition. original tan cloth lettered in black. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. Illustrated by Robert Frankenberg Advance review copy with publisher's slip laid in [S & W 1755].

$100.00

Salvage and Other Stories
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Salvage and Other Stories

By PORTEUS R. S

London: George G. Harrap, (1963). First edition. original blue boards lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (rear panel lightly rubbed). Octavo. .

$25.00

Man on the Ocean. A Book for Boys
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Man on the Ocean. A Book for Boys

By BALLANTYNE R M

London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1868. First edition. original blue cloth very elaborately pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Spine darkened and ends worn, front hinge weak and endpaper cracked, some aging of edges and endpapers, text leaves with slight occasional dust soiling. Octavo. Illustrated with seven coloured plates (frontispiece in facsimile) [not in S & W. Quayle 30a].

$75.00

The Lame Duck
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The Lame Duck

By ARMSTRONG Richard

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, (1959). First edition. original green boards lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (Fine). Octavo. Illustrated with drawings by D. G. Valentine [S & W ].

$50.00

The Works of James Fenimore Cooper
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The Works of James Fenimore Cooper

By COOPER James Fenimore

New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c. 1900. Red Rover edition. original green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Spines a tad darkened and heads a little rubbed occaisonally, else fine. Quarto. 32 volumes, complete Illustrated .

$450.00

Prisoner of the Indies
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Prisoner of the Indies

By HOUSEHOLD Geoffrey

London: The Bodley Head, (1967). First edition. original turquoise boards lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (rear panel a little browned). Octavo. Illustrated by William Stobbs .

$30.00

Horseshoe Reef
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Horseshoe Reef

By ARMSTRONG Richard

London: J.M. Dent & Sons, (1960). First edition. original brown boards lettered in gilt. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (price clipped, fine). Octavo. Illustrated with drawings by D. G. Valentine [S & W ].

$35.00

Blue at the Mizzen
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Blue at the Mizzen

By [O’BRIAN Patrick]

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1999). original dark blue cloth spine lettered in gilt over light blue boards. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. A Captain Aubrey and Maturin adventure.

$20.00

Voix De Noel
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Voix De Noel

By FRECHETTE Louis

San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1936. limp brown wrappers printed in dark brown. Fine. Quarto. Illustrated with colored frontispiece by Judson Starr One of 200 copies printed for Leon Gelber and Theodore Lilienthal by the Grabhorn Press “The celebration of the Feast of Our Lord’s Nativity is a universal one and so in many parts of the world the Christmas festivities take place beneath tropical skies. This is true of our southern neighbors. The Mexican Crhistmas is a holiday of birds and flowers welcomed with exploding fire-crackers. To most of us in the United States there is something wrong with a green Christmas. Our spirits mount highest when there is a thick mantle of snow on the ground, frost in the air, and a roaring fire on the family hearth. .The children of Our Lady of the Snows have preserved a tradition which we happily share. English and French alike make merry throughout the Dominon. Old English traditions and the Catholic heritage of the French make for memorable Christmas tides whichonce shared are not soon forgotten. ...” -from the introduction[GB 260].

$30.00

Love by Express

By WIGGIN Kate Douglas

Hollis, Maine: The Dorcas Society, 1924. First edition. original green cloth spine, blue mottled boards lettered in gilt. Notations about the author on title page, else fine. Oblong octavo. .

$25.00

Frontier Children

By PEAVY Linda and SMITH Ursula

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1999). Second printing. gray blue cloth with gilt lettering. Fine/pictorial dust jacket (slight sunning at back). Small folio. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and facsimiles “Enriched by over 200 vintage photographs, [this book] is a visual and verbal montage of childhood in the nineteenth-century West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith erase the stereotypes and bring to life the infinite variety of the experience of growing up in the American West.” -from the dust jacket.

$10.00

Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother; Dancing in the Paths of the Ancestors

By MAILS Thomas E

New York: Marlowe & Company, (1983). pictorial colored wrappers lettered in yellow, white, and red. Slightly rubbed, small remainder mark on lower edges, else fine. Small folio. Two volumes complete Illustrated Softcover issue “Through more than two thousand years, the Pueblo Indians and their ancestors, the Anasazi, have retained more of their traditional ways than any other native peoples in North America. In both topographical and human landscapes they have changed the least” -from the back cover.

$20.00

Paul Bunyan Marches On
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Paul Bunyan Marches On

By TURNEY Ida Virginia

Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, (1942). First edition. off white cloth, pictorially stamped in colours, lettered in blue. Rubbed at edges, dust soiled, silverfishing, endpapers with some browning/pictorial dust jacket (somewhat browned and worn). Small folio. Illustrated by Norma M. Lyon Contemporary gift inscription in pencil .

$35.00

I Can Hear the Sun. A Modern Myth
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I Can Hear the Sun. A Modern Myth

By POLACCO Patricia

New York: Philomel Books, (1996). First edition. original glazed coloured pictorial boards. As new/pictorial dust jacket (as new). Small folio. Illustrated .

$12.50

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