Fairy Tales, Trolls, John Hassall, Hawaiian Children's Books,
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1.    Andersen, Hans Christian. Andersen's Fairy Tales.
Collins. London and Glasgow. n.d. (circa 1950). 4 to.,
144 pp. A wonderful collection of 14 tales from one of
the alltime master storytellers. Some are well known, like
The Snow Queen, The Swineherd, The Emperor's New Clothes,
and The Wild Swans, while some are lessor known, such as
The Top and the Ball, The Flying Trunk, The Elfin Mount,
and The Flax. Illustrations by Holmes, four full-page ones
in colour, 7 full-page b/w drawings, plus chapterheads
and in-text drawings as well. Paper-on-boards with Red
cloth spine. Moderate edgewear; the poor paper used is
somewhat discoloured; o/w a clean VG copy.    $25.00 (SOLD)

2.   (Anderson) Sing-Song Stories by Agnes Crozier
Herbertson. Humphrey Milford, London. n.d. (circa 1922). 
4 to., 112 pp. Once upon a time, a princess could not 
sleep. Nothing the Doctor, nor Daddy or Mommy did 
could help her. Then an old crone with a sweet-sounding
voice came to the castle and said what the princess 
needed to put her asleep was a "sing-song story". After
the twelfth night, the princess no longer needed a
sing-song story to fall asleep, so the old croon went 
away, saying she would come back to tell the princess
wide-awake tales. The 12 tales in this book are beautifully
illustrated by husband-and-wife team Anne Anderson and
Alan Wright, with 4 full-page colour plates and a b/w
drawing on nearly every page. Cream cloth with paste-on
illus. on front board. The Blue cloth spine has been
professionally replaced by Richard Smart. Moderate
edgewear and soiling to covers and foredges; the
illustrated endpapers are discoloured; but the contents
are clean and lovely; abt. a G+ copy of an enchanting book.

3.    D'Aulnoy, Madame. Beauty and the Beast.
Creative Editions, Mankato, Minnesota. 1st Edition 
of this enlarged edition. Printed in Italy. Tall
4 to., unpaginated (47 pp.). Exquisitely illustrated
by award-winning artist Etienne Delessert. A title
in this publisher's "Once Upon a Time" collection.
Grey cloth boards. Near Fine in Near Fine heavy
paper d.j. with laid-on colour illus. of "Beauty"
and the paw of "Beast".                $14.50

4.    (Assorted authors) Time for a Tale. Brimax
Books, Newmarket, England. 1986. Tall 4 to., 61 pp. 
The illustrations and text previously appeared in
"Tell a Tale" series published in 1983. Wonderful,
colour illustrations on every page by artists Eric
Kincaid, Gerry Embleton and Gill Embleton. Some of
the classic, popular nursery and fairy tales included
are: The Gingerbread Man; The Golden Goose; The
Magic Porridge Pot; Foolish Jack; The Hare and the
Tortoise; and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Glossy
pictorial boards; lovely illustrated endpapers. 
Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy.  $12.50

5.    Anonymous. Motor Days and Motor Ways.
Published by Samuel Gabriel Sons and Co., N.Y.
n.d. (circa 1910-15). No. 0220 in a series. Abt.
8-1/4 x 10-3/4" tall, 10 pp., including 4 full-
page colour illus. and several 1-colour illus.
A story of transportation for children. The
four colour plates include a slightly different
version of the front-cover illus.; a father and
daughter on a motorcycle and sidecar; two racecars;
and, a firetruck; as well as a train illus. on
the rear cover. A delightful little book. Glossy
pictorial wraps. Some edgewear and wrinkling at
edges; a little paper loss at top of front cover;
crease in bottom of front cover; abt. a 1" tear
at bottom of spine; abt. a G+ copy of a fragile
item.                                $15.50

6.   The Australian Children's Omnibus. Book One: Australian
Poems to Read to the Very Young; Book Two: Possum One:
The Outback Rocket Ship; Book Three: Children of the World
Alphabet Book; and, Book Four: Professor Cockatoo's Amazing
Weather Dust. Child & Henry Publishing, Brookvale, New South Wales, 
Australia. 1st Collected Edition. 1985. Lg. 4 to., over 100
pages. Book One poems by C.J. Dennis, Banjo Paterson and
others; Books Two and Four poems written by Dan Vallely;
Book Three written by Yvonne Perrin, who also did all the
lovely and colourful illustration. An outstanding introduction
to the children's literature of Australia and to all the unique
birds and animals who live there. Glossy pictorial boards.
Minor edgewear and rubbing; one corner bumped; one
of the four name boxes filled in neatly; o/w a clean VG
copy of an uncommon book.                  $27.50


7.   Base, Graeme. Animalia. Harry N.
Abrams, N.Y. Tall 4 to., unpaginated
(32 pp.). 1st U.S. Edition. 1987.
Australian artist Base has produced
a stunning series of images of a 
fantastic animal world to delight the
eye and added an entertaining series
of alliterative phrases to thrill the
ear. (e.g. "Ingenious Iguanas
Improvising an Intricate Impromptu
on Impossibly Impractical Instruments.)
Glossy pictorial boards. Minor 
edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG+ in
matching VG pictorial d.j. with some 
chipping and rubbing.         $23.50

7a)   Base. Animalia. Stoddart, Tor.
(1993) 2nd Edition. Smaller version than
above (abt. 11-1/2 x 8-1/2). Glossy
pictorial boards. Some edgewear and
rubbing; o/w VG without d.j.   $9.00 (SOLD)

8.   Base. The Eleventh Hour: Curious Mystery.
Harry Abrams, N.Y. 1st U.S. Edition. 1989. Tall
4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.) plus "Mystery section"
which has been opened. When Horace the elephant
turns 11, he celebrates by inviting his friends
to a splendid party. Rhyming text and glorious
colour illustrations by Graeme Base. Glossy
pictorial boards. Minor edge and corner wear;
o/w a VG+ copy in matching VG pictorial d.j.  $20.00

9.  Base. The Sign of the Seahorse: a Tale of Greed
and High Adventure in Two Acts. Stoddart, Toronto. 1992.
Sm. Folio, unpaginated (40 pp.). 1st Can. Ed. The inhabitants 
of a coral reef are threatened when a shady real estate
deal started by the greedy Grouper floods their area
with poisonous waste. Rollicking verse and hilarious,
colourful illustrations by Graeme Base. Illus. e.p.'s.
Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing;
minor ding to top of spine; o/w a VG+ copy in a
matching VG pictorial d.j.                     $20.00

0.  Base, Graeme. My Grandma lived in Gooligulch.
Harry Abrams, N.Y. 1990. 1st U.S. Edition. Tall 4 to.,
unpaginated (42 pp.). Another hilarious tale in
wacky illustration and verse from the author of
"Eleventh Hour" and "Animalia". Many sepia illus.
plus several 2-page colour spreads. Learn about
native Australian animals and birds while having
a rollicking good time! Glossy pictorial boards.
Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy in a
VG matching d.j.                       $14.50 (SOLD)

10.   Base, Graeme. The Discovery of Dragons. Elan
Press, Toronto. 1st Can. Ed. 1996. Sm. folio size
(over 12" tall), 32 pp. "Recounted here for the very
first time are the amazing exploits of 3 intrepid
adventurers who, fearlessly, discovered some of the
most dazzling dragons that ever lived." Join the trio
as they discover various types of European, Asiatic
and Tropical Dragons. Full-colour, full-page illus.
by Base, plus margin art. Glossy pictorial boards.
Couple minor dings to edges; o/w a VG+ copy in a
VG matching d.j. with a little edgewear and one
small corner piece missing.             $15.00 (SOLD)

11.   (Black Interest) Epaminondas Helps in the Garden 
by Constance Egan. Collins, London. 1959. 1st printing
of this new edition. 16 mo.(6 x 4-3/4"), unpaginated
(42 pp.). Illustrated covers and a 3-colour illustration
on every other page by A.E. Kennedy. Illustrated e.p.'s.
Epaminondas wants to help his mama with the gardening
but he misinterprets what she tells him.
Pictorial cloth. Minor edgewear and slight soiling of
covers; prev. owner's name on inside front cover; 
o/w a VG or better copy.              $95.00 (SOLD)


12.   (Black Interest) Epaminondas Tries to Be Brave
by Constance Egan. Collins, London. 1959. 1st printing
of this new edition. 16 mo.(6 x 4-3/4"), unpaginated
(42 pp.). Illustrated covers and a 3-colour illustration
on every other page by A.E. Kennedy. Illustrated e.p.'s.
After little Epaminondas accidentally broke an egg-cup
and a teacup and was told by his mama that he was a
brave little boy to tell her, he'd be even braver by
breaking more things. He found out that that wasn't
exactly what mama expected of him. Pictorial cloth.
Minor edgewear and slight soiling of
covers; prev. owner's name on inside front cover; 
o/w a VG or better copy.              $95.00 (SOLD)

13.   (Black Interest) The Story of Little Black Quasha 
by Helen Bannerman, author of Little Black Sambo. Nisbet
& Co., London. n.d. (circa 1930). 16 mo.(abt. 4 x 5-1/2"),
111 pp. (but every other two pages are blank). A little
African girl does a favour for an old woman who gives her
a penny. She spends her penny on a book and lies down
to read it under a tree in the jungle. Her laughing attracts
many tigers who want to eat her up. She is saved by the
wisdom of a frog and she rewards the frog with a bowl of
milk. Colour illustrations by Ms. Bannerman. Illustrated
endpapers and illustrated paper panel inset on front cover.
Paper-on-boards. Corners worn; slight soiling; the spine
has once been replaced with a piece of heavy Grey paper
and the inside front hinge has been repaired with paper
tape; gift inscription for Christmas 1931 on the f.e.p.;
abt. a G to G+ copy of this collectible classic.  $65.00

14.    (Black Interest) The Story of Little Black
Sambo by Helen Bannerman. Chatto & Windus, London.
May, 1979 edtition. 16 mo., 61 pp. The classic story
of a little Indian boy who received some new clothes
and an umbrella and went into the jungle where he
was forced to give them all away to tigers to prevent
them from eating him. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight
edgewear and rubbing; couple tiny spots on title
page; o/w a VG+ copy.                     $27.50 (SOLD)

15.  Bojunga-Nunes, Lygia. The Companions. Trans.
by Ellen Watson. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, N.Y. 1989.
1st U.S. Edition. 12 mo., 58 pp. A humorous and
heart-warming story of three friends--Stoney, a gloomy
rabbit; Crystal-Voice, a large bear; and, Fleur, a
poodle--who learn to rely on themselves and each other.
Numerous b/w illus. by Larry Wilkes. Blue cloth. Minor
edgewear; "The Roland Jobe Children's Literature Collection"
bookplate adhered to inside front cover; o/w VG+ in VG
pictorial d.j.                         $18.50   

16.   Brown, Margaret Wise. The Golden Bunny. A Golden
Book, Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin. Abt. 9-1/2
x 13" tall, 26 pp. 1st printing of this 1981 reprint of a 
classic title from 1953. Includes 18 stories and poems, all
beautifully illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. Illus. e.p.'s.
Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing;
o/w a VG+ copy.                            $12.50

17.   Brown, Margaret Wise. A Child's Good Morning
Book. Harpers Collins, N.Y. 1st printing of this
new 1995 edition. Sq. 12 mo., unpaginated (32 pp.).
In this delightful morning book, birds, horses,
sheep, flowers, and children all wake up when
morning arrives. Exquisite lithograph illus. by
Jean Charlot. First published in 1952 and just 
as fresh today. Illus. e.p.'s. Pink cloth. Slight
edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial
d.j. with remains of price sticker on back.   $7.50

18.   Brown. Margaret Wise Brown's Wonderful Storybook:
25 Stories and Poems. A Golden Book, Western Publishing, 
Racine, Wisconsin. Sm. folio, 61 pp. 1st printing of
this 1974 reprint. Colour illustrations by J.P. Miller.  
Some of Wise Brown's stories included here are: The
Green Eyed Kitten; The Shy Little Horse; The Good Little
Bad Little Pig; The Steam Roller; How the Animals Took    
a Bath; and, The Polite Little Polar Bear. Glossy
pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; few
scratches on rear cover; o/w a clean VG copy.   $12.50

19.   Chaucer. Chanticleer and the Fox. A Chaucerian Tale
retold by Fulton Roberts and magically illustrated in colour
by Marc Davis. Disney Press, N.Y. (1991) 1st Edition thus.
4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). This classic Chaucerian tale
is given a new Disney twist and Chanticleer learns a
valuable lesson. Marc Davis started as an animator for Disney
in 1935. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear; gift
inscription on f.e.p.; o/w
VG+ in VG+ matching d.j.           $12.50

20.    (Dean & Son) Eight Tiny Stories for Tiny Folk. Dean
& Son, London. n.d. (circa 1950's). 4 to., unpaginated
(20 pp.). Stories and illustrations by Violet M. Williams.
A fun group of original stories, including "Handy's Happy
Home"; "The Cobbler's Friends"; "The New Broom"; "Swing
High! Swing Low!"; "House in a Tree"; "The Enchanted
Forest"; "The Greedy Gingerbreadman"; "Rose-Coloured 
Spectacles". Illustrated endpapers.
Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear; short hinge tear 
at bottom of front cover; small minor stain on a few pages;
still a VG copy of an uncommon title.         $12.50

21.   (Dickens, Charles). David Copperfield, retold for children
by Alice F. Jackson. 12 mo., 157 pp. plus 8 colour plates by an
uncredited artist. Published by George W. Jacobs & Co., Phil.
n.d. (circa 1911). Green paper-on-boards with Black lettering on
spine and paste-on illus. on front panel. Minor edgewear; some
fading of spine; two corners bumped; binding a little loose; some
minor foxing to endpapers; cover illus. somewhat chipped and 
lightly soiled but still attractive; abt. a G+ copy of a charming
edition of one of Dickens' best-loved stories.     $28.50

22.    Flatau, Dorota. Rif. Hutchinson, London. n.d.
(circa 1921). 8 vo., 241 pp. A charming story about a
six-year-old boy named David from a stuffy English family
who meets Rif (he knew her name was Rif because his
Nurse referred to her as Rif Raff)and they find a fun,
fantasy world together. 4 full-page colour plates, 4
full-page b/w illus. and several b/w chaptertails, plus 
illus. e.p.'s, all by Constance E. Rowlands. Red cloth
with slightly faded Gold lettering and fairy illus.
Minor edgewear; minor foxing on foredges; endpapers
and a few margins; gift inscription for Christmas 1921
on back of frontispiece; part of rear endpaper illus.
has been coloured; o/w a G+ copy of an uncommon
English children's book.                     $40.00

23.   (Foreman) Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo. Pavilion Books,
London. 1st Edition. 1997. Oblong 4 to., 76 pp. Set in and
around Iddesleigh in Devon, Michael Morpurgo touchingly evokes
the bonds between farm and farmer, grandson and grandfather. 
Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman continue the story of
Joey the War Horse from their previous book. Numerous colour
illustrations by Foreman perfectly capture the spirit of
rural life in England. Old farm ads on endpapers. Glossy
pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; binding a little loose;
o/w a VG+ copy in a VG matching pictorial d.j. with one
short taped tear.                              $16.50

24.   (Foreman) Panda: Panda's Puzzle; Panda and the Odd
Lion. Pavilion Books, Lon. 1st Collected Edition. 1996.
Tall 4 to., unpaginated (64 pp.). Two of Foreman's classic
Panda stories. In Panda's Puzzle(1977), Panda voyages through
ancient and exotic countries to find out if he is black
with white bits or white with black bits. In Panda and
the Odd Lion(1981), Panda travels even further afield with
the help of his winged friend in search of a place where all
lions have wings. Soft, colour illus. by Foreman on every page.
Glossy pictorial boards. No d.j. as issued. Slight edgewear
and rubbing; marker squiggle through barcode on rear cover;
o/w a VG+ copy.                             $15.50

25.    Michael Foreman's Mother Goose. Foreword by Iona
Opie. Walker Books. London. 1st Edition. 1991. Oblong
4 to., 158 pp. In this volume there are over two hundred
of the best known and loved nursery rhymes, lavishly
illustated in colour by Michael Foreman. Blue cloth.
Minor edgewear; gift inscription on free front endpaper; 
o/w a VG or better copy in a G+ to -VG pictorial d.j.
with some chipping and rubbing.      $15.00

26.   Froud, Brian and Lee, Alan. Faeries. Edited and
designed by David Larkin. Harry Abrams, N.Y. (1978).
Tall 4 to., unpaginated. A highly imaginative and
magnificent book on all types of faerie: water faeries,
elves, pixies, leprechauns, tree faeries, dryads, and
many more. 185 illustrations, including 147 in colour.
Illus. endpapers. White cloth. Minor edgewear; gift
inscription and minor page damage where a sticker's
been removed on half-title; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG
price-clipped pictorial d.j.                $30.00

26a.   Another copy, the Bantam, Peacock Press softcover
edition. 1979. 1st paperback ed. Tall 4 to., unpaginated
Heavy card pictorial covers, different than the pictures
on the dust-jacketed copy above. Minor chipping and
rubbing of covers; some discolouration and wrinkling to
bottom of rear cover; still a VG copy.          $22.50

27.     (Froud) Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells, based 
on Quentin Cottington's Journal of Fairy Research, by Terry
Jones and Brian Froud. Simon & Schuster, New York. 1st Edition
(1996). Tall 4 to., unpaginated (86 pp.). The author and artist
discovered a journal by Lady Cottington's brother, Quentin and
some strange equipment. It seems that while Angelica Cottington
was obsessed by faeries (see her journal above), Quentin was
obsessed by the seamy world of "stains and blotches, smears and
maculations, specks, smirches, marks, blemishes, spatters, daubs
and blots of all kinds". He was equally curious about smells.
This journal is the result of Quentin's 30 years of research to
reveal the true nature of stains and smells. These are
pictured in 37 colour plates. Quite remarkable! Glossy
pictorial boards. Slight edgewear; couple of scratches on rear
cover; o/w a VG+ copy.                               $16.50

28.    Garfield, Leon. The Cloak. Heinemann,
London. 1st Edition. 1976. Narrow 8 vo., 48 pp.
Another winning story in Garfield's series of
historical English tales of young apprentices.
This time, Amos is apprentice to Mr. Thompson
(Personal Banking on Moderate Terms) and his
friend Jeremiah is apprentice to Mr. Long (Loans
Arranged on Modest Security). Excellent b/w
illus. capturing the look of 18th-century London
by Faith Jaques. Pictorial paper-on-boards.
Slight edgewear; o/w VG+ in a VG price-clipped,
matching d.j.                        $15.50

29.     Gibbs, May. Bib and Bub. Based on May
Gibbs' original strip cartoons. Cornstalk Publishing,
North Ryde, NSW. 1991. Colour illus. by Dan Russell.
Tall 4 to., unpaginated (28 pp.). A title in the
"Young Australia Series". Glossy pictorial boards.
Near Fine copy.                        $10.00

30.   Hamilton, Virginia. Jaguarundi. Blue Sky Press,
N.Y. 1st Edition. 1995. Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (34 pp.).
Famous for her contributions to African-American folklore,
author Hamilton here presents an original story which
introduces young readers to a variety of real rain forest   
animals who must struggle to survive the destruction of
their natural environment. Besides the Jaguarundi, 16 other
animals who are or may soon be endangered are in the book
and described at the rear. The rich, dramatic illustrations
are from the paintings of Floyd Cooper. Illus. e.p.'s. Red
paper-on-boards with Brown cloth spine. Minor edgewear;
o/w a VG+ copy in a VG pictorial d.j.             $18.50

31.  (Hassall, John). Birds and Nests. Thomas Nelson and
Sons, Lon., Edinburgh, Dublin and N.Y. n.d. (circa 1910).
4 to., unpaginated (30 pages). Poems and stories for
children about birds and animals. 4 colour plates, including
2 by John Hassall, as well as the front cover illus. by
Hassall. A few b/w in-text illus. as well as one full-page
b/w illus. by Harrison Weir. Paper-on-board covers with 
Green cloth spine. Moderate chipping and soiling of covers;
inside front hinge starting to break (pulling away from
staples); school prize presentation sticker on inside front
cover, dated June, 1910; minor scattered foxing;
o/w a G+ copy.                         $22.50

32.  (Hassall, John). Gulliver's Travels, retold by Agnes
Grozier Herbertson. Blackie and Son, Lon., Glasgow and Bombay.
n.d. (circa 1910). 1st Edition Thus. 4 to., unpaginated (83
pages), including 15 colour illus. and numerous b/w illus. by
Hassall. In this 1st Edition, the titling on the title page, the
publisher's name on the title page, and the jacket and shoe
buckles of Gulliver across from the title page (actually a
name box page) are all in Red. Paper-on-boards, with glossy
front cover illus. and an ad on the rear cover for "Blackie's
Children's Annual"; Green cloth spine. Moderate edgewear and
light soiling of covers; a few minor smudges in margins; small
gift inscription on half-title; o/w a VG copy. Picture at right is 
one of the 4 colour illus. not included in later printings.  $100.00

32a.  (Hassall). Another copy. A later printing of Gulliver's 
Travels, also published by Blackie and Son but presumably a
few years later. This edition only 75 pages because it contains
8 fewer full-page illustrations by John Hassall, 4 in b/w and
4 in colour. Type on title page all in Black, as well as drawing
of Gulliver on opposite page. Rear cover blank. Same pictorial
front panel but Wine cloth spine. Moderate edgewear and soiling
of covers; gift inscription on f.e.p.; a couple of minor margin
stains; o/w VG.                               $65.00

33.  (Hassall, John). The Swiss Family Robinson, retold for 
little folk by Edith Robarts. Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow.
n.d. (circa 1920's). 4 to., unpaginated (81 pp.). Features
8 colour plates by John Hassall, as well as numerous b/w
illus. by him and a colour paste-on illus. on front cover.
Paper-on-boards with Blue cloth spine. Fairly heavy edgewear
to covers, especially at corners; minor wrinkling to covers;
tear in one page; small bits missing from margins of a few
pages; abt. a G+ copy of a lovely book.        $27.50

34.   (Hassall) Omnibus Edition: Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss
Family Robinson, and Gulliver's Travels, retold for Little Folk.
Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow. n.d. (circa 1920's). Tall
4 to., 240 pp. (80 pp. each). Profusely illustrated throughout
by John Hassall, including 8 colour pages in each story (this
includes a double colour page in both Robinson Crusoe and
Gulliver). Paper-on-boards with Tan cloth spine. Front panel
has a paste-on colour illustration by Hassall of Robinson
Crusoe's ship; rear panel has list of Blackie titles. Moderate
edgewear; corners all bumped, 2 with loss of paper; 1" repair
to bottom of front outer hinge; gift inscription on f.e.p.;
o/w a clean G+ to VG copy.                           $47.50

Hawaiian Children's Books

35. Bates, Gale. Tales of Tutu Nene and Nele. Island Heritage Publishing, Aiea, Hawaii. 1st Edition. 1991. Sq. 4 to., unpaginated (37 pp.). The Nene is Hawaii's state bird and is believed to be the rarest goose in the world. Colour illus. by Carole Hinds McCarty. One-page Glossary of Hawaiian words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on inside front cover; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.00 36. Buffet, Guy and Pam. Pua Pua Lena Lena and the Magic Kiha-pu: an adaptation from the Hawaiian legends. Island Heritage Publishers, Aiea, Hawaii. 2nd Ed. 1994. 4 to., unpaginated (76 pp.). Colourful one and two-page illus. by Guy Buffet. Includes a 5-page illustrated Glossary of Hawaiian things. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $10.00 37. Coste, Marion. Nene. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 1st Edition (1993). 8 vo., 26 pp. An engaging story of Hawaii's state bird. Wonderful colour illus. by Cissy Gray. Includes a 2-page Glossary of words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $7.50 38. Daniel, Becky. Prince Poloka of Uli Loko: a Hawaiian Story for Children. Great Creations, Honolulu. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (46 pp.). Colourful illus. on every page by Bernard Atkins. The story of a frog with a sad beginning and a happy ending. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50 39. Freiler, Ed. The Kama'aina Gecko. Island Heritage Publishers, Aiea, Hawaii. 1st Edition. 1997. Sq. 4 to., 36 pp. By a circuituous route, an alligator egg ends up in a nest of gecko eggs and the hatched baby does not quite fit in with the family. Colourfully illustrated on every page by Jeff Pagay. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on inside front cover; o/w a VG+ copy. $10.00 40. Laird, Donivee Martin. Keaka and the Lilikoi Vine. Hawaii's own version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Barnaby Books, Honolulu, Hawaii. 3rd edition. 1987. 8 vo., unpaginated (45 pp.). Illus. in b/w and colour by Carol Jossem. Includes a 2-page Glossary of Hawaii words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $6.50 41. Laird, Donivee Martin. Hau Kea and The Seven Menehune. Hawaii's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Barnaby Books, Honolulu, Hawaii. 1st Ed. 1995. 8 vo., unpaginated (48 pp.). Illus. in b/w and colour by Carol Jossem. Includes a 3-page Glossary of Hawaii words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $7.50 42. Laird, Donivee Martin. The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark. Barnaby Books, Honolulu, Hawaii. 8 vo., unpaginated (37 pp.). Later printing. 1990. The three little pigs who were given a sack of money each by their parents to go and live a life full of happiness, adventure and riches. 2-page Glossary of Hawaii words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $7.00 43. Laird, Donivee Martin. 'Ula Li'i and the Magic Shark. Hawaii's own version of Little Red Riding Hood. Barnaby Books, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2nd printing. 1988. 8 vo., unpaginated (49 pp.). Illus. in b/w and colour by Carol Jossem. Includes a 4-page Glossary of Hawaii words. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $7.50 44. Hemperly, Ilona. Kite Island. Hawaiian Resources, Waipahu, Hawaii. Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (31 pp.). Probable 1st Edition (1992). Pen-and-ink-and-acrylic-wash drawings by the author. A young boy, Moki, feels the tug of tradition and family when he's alone on Kite Island. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $9.50 45. McBarnet, Gill. The Goodnight Gecko: a bedtime story from Hawaii. Ruwanga Trading Co., Puunene, Hawaii. 1st Edition. 1991. 4 to., unpaginated (33 pp.). A young gecko must be reassured by his Mother about the delightful sights of a Hawaiian night. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; slight damage to f.e.p. where a sticker was removed; o/w a VG copy. $6.50 46. Maness, Malia. Curious Kimo. Pacific Greetings, Kamuela, Hawaii. 1st Edition. 1993. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). The adventures of 4 Hawaiian friends, a pig named Kimo Pua'a, a Mynah Bird, a toad and a mongoose. Illustrated in full-page colour by Pat Hall. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy. $9.50 SOLD 47. Sullivan, Kevin. The Best Hawaiian Style Mother Goose Ever! Hawaii's version of 14 popular verses. Hawaya Inc., Kailua, Hawaii. Probable 1st Edition (1994). Sq. 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). Includes: Kila and Keaka (Jack and Jill); Mele Mele 'Ukulele (Marry Mary Quite Contrary); Hey Mu'u Mu'u (Hey Diddle Diddle); Tutu on a Slipper (Old Woman Who Lived in a Show) and more. Bright illus. by Deb Aoki. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; prev. owner's name sticker on front inside cover; o/w a VG+ copy. $7.50 48. Johnston, Tony. The Magic Maguey. Harcourt Brace & Co., N.Y., Lon., San Diego. 2nd printing (1996). Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). OOPS! How'd this one get in here? Not Hawaiian, but a Mexican story where Miguel figures out a way to save the beloved maguey plant in his Mexican pueblo. Brightly illustrated in colour by Elisa Kleven. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; corners mildly bumped; o/w a VG or better copy. $8.50 49. Guback, Georgia. Luka's Quilt. Greenwillow Books, New York. (1994) Later printing. Oblong 8 vo., unpaginated (32 pp.). When Luka's Tutu (grandmother) makes a traditional Hawaiian quilt for her, she and Luka disagree over the colours it should include. Colour illus. on every page by the author. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; ding to bottom of spine; o/w a VG copy. $8.50 End of Hawaiian Story Books 50. (Hildebrandt) Wonderful Wild Animals. Adapted from the original text by Simone Zapun. Grosset & Dunlap, N.Y. (1989) 1st Edition Thus (previously publ'd in 1979 as "Games Animals Play"). Tall 4 to., 60 pp. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Divided into 8 sections: Baby Riders; Amazing Tails; Animal Hiders; Tricksters, Acrobats, and Snoops; Animal Construction Workers; Family Folk; Winter Snoozers and Deep Sleepers; Animals with Helpers. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; one corner bumped; small three-corner tear in rear hinge; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50 51. (Kennedy, A. E.) Cherry Tree Farm. Collins, London and Glasgow. n.d. (circa late 1950's). 4 to., unpaginated (34 pp.). "At Cherry Tree Farm live Mr. Thomas, the farmer, his wife and their little girl, Ann. As there are no other houses near, Ann has no real playmates, but she is never lonely because she has her own pets; a pony, a dog and a cat; and all the farm animals are her friends too." Join Ann as she takes you around the farm and introduces you to all the animals. Many charming colour illustrations by A. E. Kennedy. Illustrated e.p.'s. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; corners mildly bumped; gift inscription in name box; o/w a VG or better copy. $16.50 52. London, Jonathan. Phantom of the Prairie: Year of the Black-footed Ferret. Sierra Club Books for Children, San Francisco. 1st Edition (1998). Oblong 8 vo., unpaginated (32 pp.). "With vivid words and stunning pictures, author London and artist Barbara Bash paint a sweeping portrait of the prairie and the many creatures whose lives are intimately entwined with it. Readers get a rare glimpse of the mysterious black-footed ferret, the most endangered mammal in North America, as they share Phantom's adventures through a full cycle of seasons." Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy in a VG matching d.j. $12.50 THE MEDICI SOCIETY of London are publishers of quality books on Art and Nature and a charming series of books for children featuring a lovable group of animals. The Medici Society was founded in 1908 by Philip Lee Warner and Eustace Gurney. The name Medici was selected after the great Florentine family who did so much to encourage art in the Italian Renaissance. Some popular British authors writing and illustrating children's books for Medici were Jean Gilder, Molly Brett, Racey Helps, Ella Bruce, Truda Mordue and Audrey Tarrant. Although publishing very few books these days, Medici still publishes art prints and cards. Following is a short list of Medici Society children's books that have been long out of print but are still sought after by each succeeding generation of wide-eyed children. The books uniformly measure abt. 8-1/2 x 7-1/4" tall, 24 pages. They typically have 10 full-page colour illus., one two-page colour spread and some b/w drawings on the text pages. Glossy stiff card pictorial wraps, stapled. 53. Gilder, Jean. Jenny's Adventure. London. 1979. 1st Edition. Jenny, a rag doll, is left at the beach and some animals help her find her way back home. A VG+ clean copy. $10.50 54. Gilder, Jean. Tom and the Magic Rainbow. London. 1981. 1st Edition. Tom Badger goes on a painting spree with some magic paints. A VG clean copy except for a crease at the top of the title page and blind indentations scratched onto the front cover. $7.00 55. Helps, Racey. Diggy Takes His Pick. London. 1964. 1st Edition. Diggy Mole must dig out of his underground home in order to get to a friend's house for Christmas dinner. Minor wrinkling and discolouring of covers; corners mildly bumped; o/w VG. $10.00 56. Lilly, Kenneth. Some Birds and Mammals of the Woodland. London. 1978. 1st Edition. A little different format than the other volumes: this one has 4 full-page colour illus. and 8 half-page colour illus. There are informative descriptions of the: badger, dormouse, Red fox, wood mouse, nuthatch, Tawny owl, wood pigeon, Red Squirrel, Grey squirrel, stoat, woodcock and Green woodpecker. Minor chipping, rubbing and discolouring of covers; o/w a G+ to -VG copy. $10.00 57. Mordue, Trudy. Richard Rabbit Goes Boating. London. 1978. 1st Edition. Richard Rabbit, his brothers and friends go for an unexpected boat ride. One page with a crease; corners mildly bumped; o/w VG+. $9.50 58. Nightingale, Sandy. Nursery Rhymes. London. 1978. 1st Edition. Little Bo-Peep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Ride a cock-horse, a counting rhyme, and lots more. Charming illus. by Nightingale. Minor edgewear and creasing; o/w VG+. $10.00 59. Tarrant, Audrey. Freddie the Teddy. London. 1984. 1st Edition. A teddy bear escapes from the house with the help of a siamese cat and has a day of adventure and making new friends. Corners bumped; o/w VG+. $10.00 60. Tarrant, Audrey. Let's Visit the Seaside. London. 1973. 1st Edition. Jane, Jeremy and Bumble the Beagle have an exciting day at the seashore. Corners mildly bumped; small Red felt mark on title page; o/w VG or better. $9.50 61. Tarrant, Audrey. Pip Squeak Joins the Band. London. 1976. 1st Edition. Pip Squeak the woodmouse gets to play his recorder in the town band when the piccolo player cuts his hand. Corners mildly bumped; rear cover a little discoloured; o/w VG. $10.00 62. Tarrant, Audrey. Pip Squeak Sets Sail. London. 1977. 1st Edition. Pip Squeak and his friends build a raft with a sheet for a sail and travel down the river to an island where they find an enexpected treasure. Mildly-bumped corners; a little edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy. $10.00 63. (Miglio) The Spinner's Gift, a tale by Gail Radley. North-South Books, New York and London. 1st U.S. Edition. 1994. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). A subtle recycling story beginning with the Queen asking the seamstress to make the finest dress in the entire kingdom. The seamstress asks the weaver to make her the finest cloth, and the weaver asks the spinner to make him the finest thread. The Queen loved the beautiful dress. In the course of the story, the dress is handed down to the daughter, then a maid, then transformed into curtains. In the end, only a scrap remains and a peddlar trades it back to the spinner, who gives it as a gift to the Princess. She uses it to help make a quilt for her new baby's bed. Delightful colour illustrations by Paige Miglio. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy in a matching VG pictorial d.j. $15.50 64. (Montgomery) Anne of Green Gables: a Press- Out & Dress-Up Activity Book, featuring Anne and her best friend Diana. Bantam/Doubleday/Dell, N.Y. Tor., Lon. et al. 1994. 1st Edition. A beautifully- detailed press-out book based on L.M. Montgomery's classic story, "Anne of Green Gables". Includes two 10" tall dolls plus 10 delightful outfits, 7 for Anne and 3 for Diana. There are also 8 pages of activities for making your own unique keepsakes, ranging from flowery combs and bracelets to a colourful jewellery box. Complete and in Near Fine condition. $20.00 65. (Robin Williams) Mork & Mindy Annual 1980. Stafford Pemberton Publishing, Knutsford, Cheshire. (1979) 1st Edition Thus. 4 to., 61 pp. A book of hi-jinks featuring Mork from Ork. 2 stories in comic-book form, plus others, and short bios on the TV actors. Activity pages not completed. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing of covers; very short tear to edge of title page; o/w a VG+ copy. $20.00 66. Nikly, Michelle. The Perfume of Memory. Arthur A. Levine Books, a div. of Scholastic, N.Y. 1st U.S. Edition, Oct. 1999. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (26 pp.). The encouraging story of Yasmin, a girl who longs to be the Royal Perfume Maker. Although the position has only ever been held by boys, Yasmin finds a way to obtain this coveted position in this fragrant land. Soft, engaging illustrations by French artist Jean Claverie. Pictorial paper-on-boards. Near fine with VG+ matching d.j. $14.00 67. Pelgrom, Els. Little Sophie and Lanky Flop. Jonathan Cape, London. 1st English Edition. 1987. First published in Dutch in 1984. Trans. by Arnold Pomerans. 4 to., 88 pp. A little girl's dolls and stuffed animals come to life and she joins them in a fabulour adventure. B/w drawings by The Tjong Khing. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; one corner bumped; the poor paper discoloured; a long gift inscription in Dutch on the f.e.p.; o/w a VG copy. $10.50 68. Rees, Leslie. The Story of Karrawingi, the Emu. John Sands Pty. Sydney, Australia. n.d. (circa 1950). Sm. 4 to., 43 pp. A story authentic in its details of emu life but packed with action, adventure and excitement and the sense of racing speed that is part of an emu's heritage. One-colour and full-colour illus. by Walter Cunningham. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; couple corners mildly bumped; o/w a VG or better copy in a matching pictorial VG d.j. with some chipping. $9.50 69. Sinclair, Catherine. Holiday House, retold by Olive Allen. Thomas Nelson & Sons, Lon. and N.Y. n.d. (circa 1920). 4 to., 62 pp. The adventures of three small children who live with their kindly Uncle and Grandmother plus a crotchedy old nanny. Wonderfully illustrated by Olive Allen with 4 full-page b/w and 4 colour plates. Paper-on-boards with paste-on colour illus. on front panel and Blue cloth spine. Moderate edgewear; corners bumped; minor staining of spine; darkened e.p.'s; minor foxing of topedges; gift inscription on half-title for Christmas 1920; abt. a G+ copy. $30.00 70. Taback, Simms. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Scholastic Inc., N.Y. Lon. et al. 1998. 1st Ed. Thus. Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (31 pp.). A favourite American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's; original author unknown. This entertaining version illustrated in bold colours by Taback and uses a clever cut-out design whereas we see each insect or animal as it ends up in the old lady's stomach. A Caldecott Honor book. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $15.00 First Edition 71. Thompson, Kay. Eloise in Moscow. Simon and Schuster, N.Y. 1959. 1st Edition. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (69 pp. plus 4-page centre foldout. After being raised at the Plaza Hotel in New York and spending time in Paris, it was only natural that Eloise should travel to Moscow. Magnificently illustrated by Hilary Knight, including a 4-page foldout depiction of the Kremlin and Red Square. Red paper-on-boards with Black lettering and illustration. Minor edgewear; slight dings to top and bottom of spine; o/w a VG+ copy in a G+ pictorial d.j. which is price-clipped and has some chipping and minor soiling. SOLD 71a. Another copy of Eloise in Moscow. A faithful reprint edition from 2000, with a somewhat altered jacket and glossy pictorial boards that match the jacket. Includes the original 4-page foldout. Near Fine in VG+ d.j. $25.50 72. Thompson, Kay. Eloise Takes a Bawth. Simon & Schuster, N.Y., Tor. et al. 1st Edition. 2002. Tall 4 to., unpaginated. Harper & Row catalogued this book in 1964 but it was never published. Hilary Knight reworked and polished his original illustrations; friend Mart Crowley gathered together and edited Ms. Thompson's various versions and the heirs decided it should be launched upon the public. A delightful book wherein Eloise floods the Plaza's grand ballroom with her rather long bath. Two foldouts. Glossy pictorial boards. Near Fine with a Near Fine matching d.j. $30.00 72a. Another copy of Eloise Takes a Bawth. 1st Edition as above, but both foldouts have been uncarefully handled and each has a crease; minor ding to top of spine; o/w a VG copy in a VG matching d.j. $12.50 73. (Treasury of Verse) The Children's Treasury of Verse, compiled and designed by Desmond Marwood. Kibworth Books, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester. 1st Edition. 1999. Tall 4 to., 93 pp. An excellent anthology with delightful colour illustrations by Patricia Ludlow on every page. The book is divided into 8 themes: Childhood Days; Weird and Wonderful; Great and Small; Bedtime and Dreams; People and Places; Bright and Beautiful; Weather and Seasons; Land and Sea. There are many poems by Robert Louis Stevenson of course, but other poets well represented are Eugene Field, Alfred Tennyson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, William Blake, and good old Anonymous. Glossy pictorial boards. A Near Fine copy. $20.00 74. (Trolls) Asbjornsen and Moe. A Time for Trolls: Fairy Tales from Norway. Selected and translated with an introduction by Joan Roll-Hansen. Published by Aschehoug, Oslo. 16th printing. 1992. 12 mo., 82 pp. The authors were great collectors of early Norwegian tales, mostly from the time when Norway was under Danish rule. The translator, Roll-Hansen, says she tried to make a representative selection and also to avoid tales that had appeared recently in English translation. Some of the stories present are: "Askelad and the silver ducks", "The Three Billikin Whiskers", "The cock and the hen in the Hazelwood", "The boy and the devil", "Aase the goose-girl", and the popular "East of the sun and west of the moon", plus 7 more. A few b/w illus. by Hans Gerhard Sorensen. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50 75. (Trolls) Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett. G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1992) 2nd printing. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). A young girl named Treva decides to visit her cousin on the other side of Mount Baldy. She takes her dog Tuffi with her, not knowing that the five trolls who live in the mountain want a dog. Trevi has to outwit one troll after the other in order to save Tuffi. Realistic, colourful illustrations by the author on every page. Glossy decorative boards. Near Fine in VG+ pictorial d.j. $14.50 76. (Trolls) The Holmenkollen Troll by Trond Braenne. J.M. Stenersens Forlag, Oslo. Oblong 8 vo., 38 pp. 1st Edition in English. 1981. Translated into English by Jo Ann Benell. Published simultaneously in Norwegian and German. Wonderful colour illustrations on every other page by Rune Johan Andersson, based on Nils Aas' troll figures. The adventures of Kollen Troll and Little Troll and a few of life's lessons are learned. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight ding to top of spine; o/w VG+. $32.50 77. (Trolls) The Little Troll by Tor Age Bringsvaerd. Published by N.W. Damm & Son, Oslo. 2003. 8th printing. 4 to., 40 pp. Legend has it that trolls will turn to stone and shatter to pieces if they go out into the sun. Little Troll must rescue an animal friend so he risks his own life to help him during the day. Nothing happens. All the trolls are astonished and so happy that they can now venture out whenever they want. Many beautiful colour illustrations by Ingerlise Karlsen Kongsgaard. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $15.00 78. (Trolls) The Troll With No Heart In His Body and Other Tales of Trolls, from Norway. Houghton, Mifflin Co., Boston. 2nd Printing (1999). Tall 4 to., 96 pp. A wonderful collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls: The Three Billy Goats Gruff; The Boy Who Became a Lion, a Falcon, and an Ant; Butterball; The Handshake; The Boy and the North Wind; The White Cat in the Dovre Mountain; The Sailors and the Troll; The Eating Competition; and, The Troll With No Heart in His Body. Retold by Lise Lunge-Larsen (SIGNED by her on the title page); illustrated with warm, striking woodcuts by Betsy Bowen. Red/Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in a VG+ pictorial d.j. with "Autographed" sticker on front. $37.50 79. (Trolls) Trolls by Rolf Lidberg. Published by Forlag Carlsen, Oslo. 4th English edition. (1991). Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (33 pp.). Text by Jan Loof. Trans. by Kari Engen. Many captivating colour images of troll life by Lidberg and interesting accounts of the daily lives of troll families. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing of covers; binding a little loose; still a VG clean copy. $15.00 80. (Trolls) Norwegian Trolls: the way they really are. A document by one of them, written by Reidun Mathiesen. Grondahl Dreyer, Oslo. (1994) 1st edition in English, translated by Maria Hoegh Krohn. Oblong 8 vo., 56 pp. A frank discussion of Norwegian trolls, including their characteristics and likes and dislikes. Several b/w drawings and wonderful watercolours by Mathiesen. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; one corner mildly bumped; o/w VG+. $23.50 81) (Trolls) The Troll Children and the Princess by Eli Aleksandersen Cantillon. Tormont Publications, Montreal. 1st Canadian Edition. 1992. Sq. 8 vo., 24 pp. A delightful story of four troll children who help a young Princess find her horse, with the help of some gnomes who are looking for their bag of oats. Bright, humourous illustrations by Francois Ruyer. Illus. endpapers. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; small, minor stain on copyright page; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.00 CHARLES VAN SANDWYK 82) Van Sandwyk. "Sketches from the Dream Island of Birds" is a visual feast with 18 tipped-in colour illustrations. Oblong 4 to., 28 pp. 1st trade edition, 2005 (previously published in a limited edition of 150 copies). Based on images from Charles' second home in Fiji. Heavy card Blue wraps with paste-on illustration on front cover. A rich production, hand-assembled and hand-sewn. A fine copy. $115.00 (Note: a few copies in Brown wraps also available.) 83) Lang, Andrew. The Blue Fairy Book. Folio Society, Lon. 2004. 3rd printing. 10 x 7-1/2". 384 pp. This first book from Andrew Lang's series of fairy tales includes the best of Grimm, Perrault, "The Arabian Nights", and "Gulliver's Travels", as well as lesser-known tales. This collection by Lang was extremely popular in his day and has remained so for over a hundred years. Now, with 30 drawings and 15 full-page colour illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, "The Blue Fairy Book" will enchant a new generation of readers and become a classic in its own right. Bound in full Blue cloth blocked in four colours with a design by the artist. The Beast of "Beauty and the Beast" adorns the front panel, and the enthralling illustration shown is the frontispiece. Introduction by Joan Aiken. Fine condition in Near Fine Blue paper-on-boards slipcase. MY LAST COPY. (SOLD) 84) Offered here is "Animal Wisdom", a delightfully illustrated book, created and self-published by accomplished artist Charles van Sandwyk. Vancouver, B.C. 2006. 3rd printing. Oblong 8 vo.(Abt. 10 x 6-3/4", just slightly smaller than the previous printings). Unpaginated (28 pp.). 12 full-page colour illus. plus two half-page illus. and some sepia decorations. The paste-on cover illustration is repeated on the half-title with the caption "Arrows of Wisdom Fly Straight From the Heart". The feathers of the arrows in the quiver bear the words "Love", "Grace", "Humility" and "Joy". The book includes much good advice and simple sayings such as "The winds of change blow favourably upon all who seek their direction." The calligraphy is also by van Sandwyk. Bookmark incl. Brown paper wraps. Fine condition. Probably the all-time best-selling and most-popular original book by Charles van Sandwyk. $55.00 85) In 1993, Charles van Sandwyk published a delightful little book entitled "How to See Fairies", with his own original rhyming couplets and personalized illustrations that we have all grown to know and love. This book had sewn-on Cambric bordeaux soft covers and parchment dust jacket and is long out of print. In 1999, Smithmark made arrangements to reprint "How to See Fairies" in a hardcover version with dust jacket, in combination with "Pocketguide to the Little People", another van Sandwyk production. This combined, larger-format edition, distributed by Raincoast Books, Vancouver, B.C., is what I offer here. Sm. 8 vo., unpaginated (34 pp.)1st ed. thus. There are 14 full-page and one double-page exquisite colour illus. by Charles, as well as illus. endpapers, decorated title-page and several b/w drawings. Although not of the same high quality of the original fine-press editions, nevertheless, this edition is a must have for van Sandwyk collectors who can't obtain those originals. Wine cloth. This a used copy with minor edgewear; gift inscription on dedication page; o/w VG in VG pictorial d.j. with some chipping and one short taped tear. NOTE: this Canadian edition is superior to the American edition in that the American edition dropped the last page of the book and removed Charles van Sandwyk's name from many of the illustrations. These "oversights" were corrected for the Canadian printing. Long out of print. $27.50 See the item below for a copy in gift pack. 86)"How to See Fairies" Gift Pack. Here's a special presentation for any Charles van Sandwyk fan and a great introductory gift for someone who's unfamiliar with this fine artist's work. The 9-3/4 x 12-3/4" box contains the Smithmark/Raincoast hardcover edition as described above of "How to See Fairies" and "Pocketguide to the Little People" (which, incidentally, instructs you on how to find various types of little people); as well as a "Fairy Journal" in which to record your own sightings; 3 blank notecards with 3 different van Sandwyk illus. on fronts; and a mini-poster. The van Sandwyk bookmark is missing. Minor edgewear and slight bowing of top of box; o/w a VG+ package with Fine contents. Out of print. $85.00 86a) A loose copy of "The Fairy Journal" is available separately. Some rubbing of covers; o/w a VG+ copy. $16.50 END OF CHARLES VAN SANDWYK 87. Wallace, Ian. Hansell and Gretel. Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm. Douglas & McIntyre, Tor., Van., Buffalo. A Groundwood Book. 1st Edition Thus (1994). Oblong 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). A dark and disturbing story, reset by Wallace on the Atlantic coast of North America on the edge of an enchanted and brooding wood. Wonderful macabre but richly detailed illustrations by the author. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w Near Fine in a VG matching d.j. $15.00 88. Warner, Gertrude Chandler. The Boxcar Children: the 60th Anniversary Edition. Albert Whitman & Co., Morton Grove, IL. 2002 Edition. 8 vo., 164 pp., including section of photos of the author's life. A welcome new edition of Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved story about four orphans who run away and find shelter in an abandoned boxcar. Silhouette illustrations. Map endpapers. Red cloth with embossed illus. Near Fine copy with a VG+ pictorial d.j. $16.50 89. Weitzman, David. Pouring Iron: a Foundry Ghost Story. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. 1998. 1st Edition. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (32 pp.). A fascinating look at the modern-day Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek, California and a look back at its historic past where equipment was made to accommodate the rush to mine gold from the nearby hills. Many excellent b/w drawings by the author. The endpapers show many of the items made at the foundry. Grey paper-on-boards with Black cloth spine. Slight edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in a VG+ pictorial d.j. $15.50 90. Wessells, Katharine Tyler. The Golden Song Book, selected and arranged by Ms. Wessells. Illustrated in colour by Kathy Allert. Guitar chords by Christopher Clarke. Golden Press, New York (1981)1st Edition Thus. Tall 4 to., 45 pp. Suggestions for singing games have been included for some songs. 36 songs in all, including: "Au Clair De La Lune", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", "The Farmer in the Dell", "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go", "Hey Diddle Diddle", "London Bridge", "Mary Had a Little Lamb", "Pop! Goes the Weasel", "Rockabye, Baby", "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and more. Glossy pictorial boards with illustration on front cover of many of the characters in the songs all together in a rowboat. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $12.50 91. (Wright) J. Cole: the Story of a Boy by Emma Gellibrand. Dodge Publishing Co., N.Y. (1907). Early reprint. Sm. 8 vo., 133 pp. A sad and sentimental story about a small boy who arrived at a home in London to take the position of page-boy. Although unsuited by size, Joe Cole soon won the hearts of the family. Illustrated by Christine Wright and Charles Whitlock Pancoast with 10 lovely colour plates and several b/w drawings. Green cloth with paste-on illus. on front cover. Decoration and titling on spine may have once matched the White lettering on the front panel; slight edgewear; one corner mildly bumped; gift inscription for Christmas 1911 on f.e.p.; o/w a VG clean copy. $33.50

Some British Pulp-Type Omnibus Books

92. The Boys' Budget. Blackie and Son, London, Glasgow and Bombay. n.d. (circa 1947). 8 vo., 128 pp. plus colour frontispiece and two b/w full-page plates. 13 exciting adventure stories, including: "The Hut on the Marsh"; "The Moralizing of Mobsley"; "Pulling His Leg: a Bear Story from the Rockies"; "Seeing it Through"; "Jonah's Revenge"; "Kemp's Treasure"; "Jimmy and the Crown Jewels"; and, "A Close Call in the Klondike". Several b/w drawings by such illustrators as Stanley Rogers, Ernest Prater and H.R. Millar. Pictorial paper-on-boards. Some discolouring and staining of covers; minor edgewear; corners bumped; missing front endpaper; gift inscription on half-title, dated Dec. '48; o/w a G+ or better copy. $14.50 93. Playtime Book: Stories for Happy Days, or, A cheery book for play hours. Sunshine Press, London and Glasgow. n.d. (circa 1935). Lg. 4 to., unpaginated (over 100 pp.)The many stories include: "Mrs. Hedgehog Lets Lodgings"; "Bobo and the Baker Man"; "Boko the Bear"; "A Naval Dog's Adventure"; "The Seventh Son"; "Ichee-Naree The Performing Fox"; and more. 4 colour plates plus numerous b/w drawings by various artists including A.E. Kennedy. Lovely paper-on-boards pictorial binding. Minor edgewear; poor paper discoloured; ding on topedge; edges darkened; gift inscription for 1937 on half-title; a G+ to -VG copy in matching G+ d.j. $30.00 94. The Popular Play Book: Stories, Games, Features. The Children's Press, London and Glasgow. n.d. (Circa 1920's). Tall 4 to., unpaginated (over 100 pp.). A typical children's book of the day, with several stories and puzzles, exciting strip cartoon stories plus to-do things like paper designing, constructing a box-kite and making musical instruments. Lots of b/w drawings plus 4 colour plates. Paper-on-boards pictorial binding. Moderate edgewear; short tear to bottom of front outer hinge; bit of a ding in middle of spine; poor paper discoloured; o/w a G+ copy in a matching Good d.j. $28.00 95. Sunny Stories Annual. George Newnes, London (1960). 4 to., 96 pp. Johnny and Jane welcome you to their Annual, where you will find lots of lovely picture stories, games, puzzles, and, oh, ever so many other exciting things. Tina the Fairy features, as well as Golly the Golliwog doll. Colour frontis plus a two-page colour spread. Illus. endpapers. A mix-and-match section lets you create 81 different pictures of each of a boy and girl in different costumes. Colourful paper-on-boards binding with Red cloth spine. A little bit of pencilling; poor paper somewhat discoloured; some edgewear and bumping of boards; still a Good+ copy. $20.00 96. Warne's Story Book of Animals by Aunt Louisa. Frederick Warne & Co., Lon. and N.Y. n.d. (circa mid 1930's). 4 to., unpaginated (64 pp.) plus 8 lovely colour plates of animals, including two of puppies and one of donkeys. A b/w drawing on each of the inside covers by Harry Rountree. Nice publisher's ad on the rear cover for "The Tweenie Books", a series of story books specially written for children aged 6 to 9. Glossy pictorial boards with Brown cloth spine. Moderate edgewear; some scratches and rubbing of front cover; gift inscription on back of frontispiece for Christmas 1939; poor paper somewhat discoloured; still a G+ copy. $23.50

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