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Protter, Eric; Foreword by Martha Foley

By: A Children's Treasury of Folk and Fairy Tales

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Channel Press, Inc.: 1963

Seller Id: 46007

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in yellow textured paper covered boards with a black cloth backstrip. Bit of splotchyness to head of frt board, rear board has one micro indentation. Corners lightly rubbed but not frayed. Tips fairly sharp. 211 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dj is super colorful having a line of color loss along frt panel flap fold, a bit of a sticker pull with a bit of sticker remnants near head of frt panel is not too noticeable on yellow background there. Irregular chip at foot of spine/gutter lower gutter area. Tiny rubs/color loss at dj tips, still displa... View more info

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French-English Dictionary For The Wife

By: American Officer's wives Club of Orleans, France

Price: $28.00

Publisher: France, American Officers' Wives Club of Orleans, France: 1952

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 29747

Condition: Very Good


Small pink paperback with blue lettering and mauve illustration. Name in upper corner of cover and inside rear cover. 64 pg text tight and browned but not brittle with first few upper tips folded. Useful vocab for the officers wife when travelling abroad. Shopping lists, requests to servants "Put clean clothes on the children after their bath" and so forth. Rare. View more info

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Illuminated Manuscripts Medieval Hunting Scenes ("The Hunting Book" by Gaston Phoebus)

By: Bise, Gabriel after Gaston Phoebus; Translated by J. Peter Tallon

Price: $17.00

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46168

Condition: Very Good


Lovely first edition hardcover in white textured paper covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Strip of light discoloration along frt board foot. 109 pp glossy illustrated text is in mint condition. Unclipped illustrated white background dj is slightly yellowed bit displays well in new mylar. Suitable for gift giving. No names or tears. More than a beautiful visual book, this is a true how-to manual for medieval methods of hunting wild boar, deer, wolves, otters and more in 14th century France. View more info

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Shaun O'Day of Ireland, Little Tony of Italy, The Little Indian Weaver, The Little Mexican Donkey Boy, The Little Spanish Dancer, Little Jeanne of France, The Little Dutch Tulip Girl, Little Philippe of Belgium, Carmen Of Gold Coast, Little Tom of England

By: Brandeis, Madeline

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32394

Condition: Very Good


Collection of ten first edition Madeline Brandeis childrens books. One with an original dust wrapper, one with a full color cover, the remaining have matching pale blue hard covers with darker blue spines. No spine lettering; cover illustrations are blue and red. A soild set that displays well, most are quite clean save for two, All tips bumped and rubbed but no eyesores here. Texts are clean and unmarked save for faults below. Each is illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos. Each is about 6"x8" and 200 pages long. Darling set of books about children from other lands. You'll... View more info

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Wonder Tales of Horses and Heroes

By: Carpenter, Frances

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Junior Literary Guild and Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46395

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality probable first edition, 1952 date and no other indications of further printings. Burgundy cloth covered hardcover boards with peach line illustration of a giant bear going after a medieval soldier on horseback swinging a sword. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp. Not exlib, no names, tears or major soil. An occasional light finger print in margins of 238 pp text. Hinge papers fine, bit of foxing on edge of page block. Original, un-clipped color illustrated dust wrapper is nearly complete with a 1/2" x 2/8th of an inch chip at head of lightly sunned backstrip and irregu... View more info

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Flower Of The North A Modern Romance

By: Curwood, James Oliver

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1912

Seller Id: R46546

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint hardcover in illustrated mustard and green colored cloth covered boards with deep black titles on cover and spine, cover has yellow pine trees before a green sky background. Book itself looks fabulous, spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Inner hinge papers are fine, no names, tears or soil within the 308 pp text. Price-clipped original color illustrated dust jacket has a chip at the head of spine with last three letters of the word 'Flower' filled in onto dj mylar's paper backing. Light color loss at tips and bit of abrasion to publisher's name at dj foot of spine. Book displays ... View more info

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In My Garden Learning To Count Rare Counting Book from France

By: Dalmais, Anne-Marie and Gengi

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paris, Butterfly Books/ Two Continents: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46035

ISBN: 0846702193

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 1st printing paperback of 14 pp, text in English, book printed in France. Counts 1-10 with rebus style illustrations to go along. Very uncommon book in very good shape but with color loss and creasing. White background glossy paperback covers somewhat yellowed with age, text unmarked. View more info

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In My Garden Learning To Count Rare Counting Book from France

By: Dalmais, Anne-Marie and Gengi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Butterfly Books/ Two Continents: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45050

ISBN: 0846702193

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition, 1st printing paperback of 14 pp, text in English, book printed in France. Counts 1-10 with rebus style illustrations to go along. Very uncommon book in fab condition. White background glossy paperback covers somewhat yellowed with age, text crisp and clean. Gift quality volume. View more info

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The Wind of the Camargue

By: de Cesco, Federica; Translated from the German By Stella Humphries

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, The John Day Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40603

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover exlib with pocket and all pp present. Names and tape marks on endpps. Original color photo illust dj in new mylar displays well with color photo of one of the wild White Horses of the French countryside region of Camargue on frt panel. 191 pp. Best-selling author of novels for young people Federica de Cesco was born near Venice, spent her childhood in Italy, East Africa, Germany and Belgium studying languages, art and philosophy. At the age of 16, angered by a teacher's comment that she had no literary talent, she wrote her first book which was published in France and the... View more info

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My Life with Horses The Story of Jack Juby MBE Master of the Heavy Horse

By: Downes, Alison; Childs, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: England, Halsgrove: 2007

Seller Id: 46140

ISBN: 1841145602

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing of the first edition with lightly bumped tips and spine ends. One former owner's name at head of title page with a few ink specs on opposing blank white page. Rest of 160 pp text is crisp and unmarked. The full life story of Jack Juby (1920-2004) who had an uncanny gift working with draft horses. This book will be enjoyed by all who love the heavy horse and the countryside as it used to be. Includes: Early Years (in Norfolk), Starting Work, A Family Man, A Young Stallion Man, Moving On, The Marshes, Lime Tree Farm, France and Beyond, The Story of a Foal, Ponies & Gymkha... View more info

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The Starcleaner Reunion

By: Edens, Cooper

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CA, The Green Tiger Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27636

ISBN: 0914676318

Condition: Near Fine


Tall-Oblong oversized, too large for flat rate envelope.. A Star & Elephant book. Pale blue pictorial boards with blue and black titling on off-white ground, dark blue cloth spine with no titling, colored end papers, color frontispiece, fully illustrated colorful title page, and profusely illustrated throughout with charming color plates. Very light rubs to tips, negligible soil on rear cover, internally fine. Unpaginated. The text is handset in Garamond Bold, a classic type face based on letter forms first cast in the 16th Century in France by Claude Garamond. A most lovely book in which an ... View more info

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Six Blue Horses

By: Escoula, Yvonne; Translated By Ciba Vaughan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, S. G. Phillips: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22550

ISBN: 0875991629

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with bumped and lightly rubbed tips, all pages and pocket present. DJ flaps glued to pastedowns. Text tight with some occasional fingerprints. How can Yves and Jean-Pierre prove that an elderly Chinese Gentleman, whom no-one but Yves has ever seen, really did break the antique blue horse? View more info

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The World's Armoured Fighting Vehicles

By: Etterlin, Dr. F. M. von Senter Und

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1962

Seller Id: 46125

Condition: Very Good


Navy cloth hardcover with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Believed to be the first US edition, originally published in German 1960. Tasteful armorial bookplate on frt pastedn, no other marks in the 304 pp text. White background dust jacket is complete, lightly soiled, tatty at top edge and has clear tape over head and foot of backstrip. Publisher only is visible on dj backstrip, title is faded off completely. Includes vehicles from the USA, USSR, Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos and line ... View more info

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The Literature of Equitation - One Man's Opinion

By: Felton, W. Sidney

Price: $17.00

Publisher: United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (The): 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45762

Condition: Very Good


Quite uncommon is this booklet on the written works of horse riding system and style = The Literature of Equitation - One Man's Opinion. Gray paper covers show light soil and wear at periphery, small sticker mark on upper tip of frt cover. 16 pp including the covers. Text is crisp and unmarked. Nice blue line drawing of a mounted rider on rear cover, no illustrations within. Before suggesting specific book titles and their attributes and shortcomings, Mr. Felton begins his humble work briefly describing the development of equitation as we know it today. He then goes on to describe some ... View more info

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Penguin Island

By: France, Anatole; Translated from the French by Evans, A.W.; Intro by Carl van Doren

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, The Heritage Press: 1947

Seller Id: 45779

Condition: Good


First Heritage Press edition in matte blue paper covered boards with a white cloth spine with two drawn penguins standing over the title box. Spine cloth pretty clean for its age. (see image). No slipcase and board edges show color loss & rubbed tips (spine ends nice, not rubbed) and darkened around the image of two penguins on cover. 324 pp text is flawless. No names, tears or soil. Solid working copy. Not pretty but all there. Special contents copyrighted by the George Macy Companies Inc. An extraordinary parody of civilization by the patriarch of letters known as Anatole France, as po... View more info

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Peter Gabriel The Secret World Tour Concert Promo Book

By: Gabriel, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: England, Hill-Shorter Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44132

Condition: Near Fine


Not ex-lib, Unmarked book with tiny bit of glue residue on inside cover hinge, paperback with light wear at tips from storage, unpaginated (approx. 36 pages), illustrated with photographs, square octavo (approx. 8 x 8 inches). A promo booklet for "The 1993 Secret World Tour in France". Very lightly used near fine copy with clean contents. No names, notes, tears or soil. Includes photos and bios of guest musicians, theory behind the stage set up, Peter's thoughts on some topics, etc. Collectible and rare item. View more info

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If St. Peter Has Hounds A Day with Every Mounted British Pack

By: Harvey, Tony; Foreword by Captain Ronnie Wallace M.F.H.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: England, Paul Rackham Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45822

ISBN: 0953442500

Condition: As New


1st edition hardcover in dark red cloth boards look fab, 309 pp text appears unread. Unclipped dj in new mylar sunned on spine and part of rear panel, no chips or tears. Author is a farmer from Suffolk. He was Master of the Easton Harriers from 1963-1968 and again from 1971-1988, A member of the master of Harriers and Beagles Assn. from 1963, for many years serving on the committee, and President of the Association in 1985-86. He is devoted to all forms of venerie and, as well as hunting with 300 British packs, has also hunted in France, South Africa and Russia. Uniquely qualified to author... View more info

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Favorite Fairy Tales Told In France SIGNED

By: Haviland, Virginia; Retold from Charles Perrault and Other French Storytellers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: MA, Little Brown and Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30986

Condition: Fine


Stated 1st Ed. Signed by Virginia Haviland on fep. Color frontis. & 23 other illust + few in b&w. 92 pp. Yellow cloth with black Puss in Boots illustration on frt cover, black title on backstrip. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2". Fine copy in worn pictorial d/w in new mylar showing chip at head of front panel taking some of title. Chip at foot of front panel, rubbed tips. Still displays ok. Contains 5 tales: Twelve Dancing Princesses; Puss In Boots; Beauty & the Beast; The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood & Drakestail. View more info

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Watercolours

By: HRH The Prince of Wales

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45231

ISBN: 0821218816

Condition: Fine


Gift quality straight, sharp hardcover with mint condition glossy text. Unclipped dj in new mylar as new. 159 pp illustrated in color. Landscape format, too large for flat rate envelope. Prince Charles, who has been painting for 23 years, calls his watercolors 'immediate and very amateur," and most of them do seem to function best as personal souvenirs of farms, windmills, cottages and rugged landscapes. Yet in some of the 73 paintings reproduced here he proves much more than a mere literalist. One need only look at the Turneresque beauty of Looking Towards Mar Lodge in the Rain, the dan... View more info

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Kangaroo's Cancan Cafe

By: Jarman, Julia

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Orchard Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31453

ISBN: 1843623544

Condition: Fine


When Kangaroo visits France, he falls in love with the cancan. Lovely glossy book with sharp tips and one small 'ding' on outer edge of rear board. Internally crisp and unmarked with negligible fingerprint on blank verso fep. Oversized, too large for flat rate envelope. View more info