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Mandeville himself was killed by one Gilbert Harper ; and few of his companions escaped to the fortress. Eventually the Eng- lish offered to surrender ; and thirty Scots, who advanced to take possession of the Castle, were treacherously made prisoners. When, however, Robert Bruce landed at Carrick- fergus with reinforcements, the siege was pressed with greater vigour, and the Castle surrendered towards the end of August, not before the garrison had endured the horrors of famine, and even, it is said, had eaten the Scotch prisoners. The Scotch continued to hold Carrickfergus until Edward Bruce was killed, in May, ; shortly after which Robert arrived in Carrickfergus, but learning the total failure of the cause he returned home.

The next important events in the history of the town were the troubles ensuing on the death of William de Burgo, Earl of Ulster, who was mur- dered, near Belfast, by his own retainers, in Soon after we find the Mayor and Burgesses requesting assistance from the Lord Deputy to rebuild their town. Though the English power had nearly died out in almost every part of Ulster, still it held a firm footing in Carrick- fergus.

The Annals of the Four Masters record — , " Brian Ballagh the freckled Mac I-Neill Boy, the most distinguished man of his own time for hospitality and bounty, knowledge, and skill in various sciences, was killed by the herdsmen of Carrick Carrickfergus ; John, the son of Henry O'Neill, was slain along with him.

The word is perhaps derived from an old word Erca — cows, or cattle, with which the fine was generally paid. The most remarkable Eric of this class was the Boromean Tribute. The hand of the younger, Dairine, was obtained by Eochaidh Eoghy , King of Leinster, but some time afterwards he repented of his choice, and resolved to obtain by a stratagem the other daughter.

He imprisoned his wife in a secret chamber of his palace at Naas, and repaired to Tara ; where he told the monarch that Dairine was dead, and expressed his anxiety to continue the alliance by espousing Fitheir. Tuathal consented ; and Eochaidh returned again to JSaas with his new bride. Sometime afterwards the imprisoned lady contrived to make her escape ; and the deceived 3ister on seeing her alive fell dead of shame.

Dairine, no less affected, returned to her solitary chamber, where she died of grief. The monarch of Erinn, on hearing of the untimely deaths of his two daughters, immediately ravaged all Leinster, and compelled the king and his people to bind themselves and their descendants for ever to the payment of a triennial tribute to the monarch of Erinn. The stipulated tribute was to be five thousand ounces of silver, five thousand cloaks, five thousand fat cows, five thousand fat hogs, five thousand wethers, and five thousand large vessels of bronze. This tribute was called the " Boromean tribute," so named from the Gaelic word Bo, a cow ; or the cow tribute.

The heavy penalty, which was the fruitful cause of wars and bloodshed, continued to be exacted during the reigns of forty monarchs of Ireland, until about the year , St. Moling persuaded the king to relinquish it. The tribute was, however, revived and levied by Brian Boroimhe Boru , and it was from this circumstance he was named Boroimhe, or Brian "of the cattle tribute" — the victor of Clontarf, a.

In the town was garrisoned by the forces under the command of Thomas, Earl of Ormond. In Hugh Mac Neal Oge of Clannaboy, having submitted to the English Government, petitioned to be allowed to have secular priests in the Franciscan Monastery, where many of his ancestors were interred. In the Scots laid siege to the town, which they continued to invest until the Deputy, with a large force, arrived on the 18th of July, , and defeated them with great slaughter.

Sir George Stanley, who had distinguished himself in this battle, was made Lieutenant-Governor of Ulster ; and the Deputy " having decreed something to the advantage of the public peace in the city of Knock- fergus," and left ample stores for the garrison, returned to Dublin. Captain Piers, the Governor, did signal service against the Irish. In the same year, General John Norryes sailed hence to Rathlin, where he committed a terrible butchery of the inhabitants. On the 6th of Sep- tember Sorlebuye M'Donnell attacked the town, but was repulsed ; he, however, slew Captain Baker, several officers, and about one hundred soldiers, together with an alderman the town clerk, and fourteen other inhabitants.

The Lord Deputy, Sir Henry Sidney, came in October and relieved the town ; writing on the 14th of November, he says, u The towne of Carrickf ergus I found moche decaied and im- poverished, no ploughes going at all, where before were manye and great store of kyne and cattle, beloynge to the towne, now few or none lefte, churche and housies, saving castells burned, the inhabitants fled, not above five house- holders of any countenance left remayninge.

In , according to the records, many marauding excursions were made on the town by the O'Neills and M'Donnels, per- haps because it had not paid the Erick. The most curious portion of which is, that it assures persons coming to the markets with commodities, that they shall be so far protected, from Friday evening till Sunday, that their goods cannot be arrested for the debts of their landlords or of themselves. These were so badly paid, that they mutinied, that same year, for want of provisions.

In , Con O'Neill, of Castlereagh, was confined in the castle, from which he escaped to Scotland, where he entered into arrangements, by which the lands, ex- tending from the Lagan to the Lower Ards, passed into the hands of Hamilton and Montgomery. The neighbourhood of Carrickfergus shared in the ex- citement aroused in Scotland by the disputes between Prelacy and Presbyterianism.

In , the disaffected in Scotland intending to invade the northern parts of Ireland, an army of 8, foot and 1, horse was assembled at Carrickfergus by Wentworth, Earl of Strafford ; 8, of these troops were Irish Catholics. This enrolment of an army of " Irish papists," which he was accused of intending to bring over to support the King against his subjects in England, was one of the principal accusations brought against the unfortunate Strafford.

Arthur Chichester, governor of the Castle, as- sisted by Colonel Arthur Hill, took precautions, lest the town would fall into the hands of the Irish, on the breaking out of the great rebellion. Sir Phelim O'Neill intended to make himself master of it, but his forces were routed at Lisburn, to defend which Chichester had brought a contingent of men from Carrickfergus, and supplies of powder were sent from the Castle by express on horseback. On the 1 5th of the following April, 2, Scottish troops, under General Robert Munroe, arrived here, and, agreeable to previous articles, the town and Castle were delivered to their charge.

Munroe immediately com- menced several great military expeditions, in one of which, assisted by the forces of Sir John Clotworthy, he burned Glenarm and plundered the country of 5, cows. After- wards, having visited M'Donnell, Earl of Antrim, he was hospitably entertained by the Earl, and the Earl offered his services to maintain the peace of the country, but Munroe treacherously carried him off a prisoner to Carrickfergus Castle, whence, after six months imprisonment, he escaped into England. The Irish were now terribly distressed by famine, which produced a pestilential fever, that swept off many of their enemies.

It is stated that 2, persons died of this pestilence in Carrickfergus alone. On the 4th of August, Alexander Leslie, Earl of Leven, arrived in the town from Scotland, bringing with him the remainder of the Scotch auxiliary forces, but the country was so far denuded of provisions, that they were obliged to bring supplies from Scotland. In , the Earl of Antrim was again confined in the Castle, having been taken in a vessel near Newcastle, County Down. A vessel arrived at the quay onthelstof of April, from Zealand, with a contribution of provisions for the distressed Protestants.

Munroe, however, seized on the pro- visions for his soldiers, saying that " they were the most dis- tressed Protestants. Dalzael ; and by many of the inhabitants. The Government issued a proclamation, which they forwarded to the Mayor, against the Covenant. The proclamation was disregarded, for the Scots were now disposed to the cause of the Parlia- ment. On the 14th of May, , General Munroe marched hence with about 2, men and surprised Belfast, which was held for the King.

Tn November, , Munroe and the Scotch had so far changed sides, that they refused to allow soldiers and commissioners sent from the Parliamentary party even to land ; and in the following year a considerable por- tion of the garrison was withdrawn to Scotland to assist in the invasion of England, though these troops were paid by the Parliament. The adherents of the Commonwealth were so highly exasperated at the conduct of these vacillaters, that Sir Price Coghrun and Colonel Cunningham, who had then joined General Monk, made a forced march from Lisburn, on the night of the 12th of September, , across the moun- tains, and at daybreak arrived at the gates, which they found unguarded ; they easily seized the Castle and sent Munroe a prisoner to England.

It was generally supposed that Munroe had connived at this. About the end of June, Carrickfergus was besieged by Montgomery, Lord Ardes, who, disgusted with the fanati- cal conduct of the Covenanters, suddenly had espoused the Royal cause, and the town and Castle were surrendered to him, on terms, on the 4th of July. In , the Presbyterian ministers, having changed sides, displeased the Parliamentary party by their zeal in praying for the royal cause. Venables seized as many of them, as he could lay hands on, and confined those of the county of Antriui in Carricktergus ; and those of the county of Down were sent to prison in Belfast.

This execu- tion took place after that army had been defeated near Letterkenny. It will be observed that the Irish or Catholic party, notwithstanding what their opponents did, are the only persons who then, or even- now, are called rebels. In , Miles Grey, a Quaker, was taken up by Colonel Meredith for "exhorting" on the streets, and on the following day he was banished from the town and beaten by George Spring, gaoler, as he drove him thence. In the garrison, urged by star- vation, mutinied, and chose one Corporal Dillon for com- mander. They sent a copy of their grievances to the Earl of Donegal, who strove to induce them to submit.

Towards the end of May the Duke of Ormond arrived with ten troops of horse ; and his son, the Earl of Arran, arrived in the Dart- mouth frigate with four companies of foot guards. In the even- ing of the 27th a general assault was made on the town, the Earl of Arran attacking it by sea and Sir William Flowers by land. On the next day they surrendered. On the 30th, persons were tried, nine of whom were executed, and the others sent to Dublin, whence they were transported.

The Duke was publicly thanked by the House of Commons ; and the Corporation received the thanks of the Government for their loyalty on the occasion. It appears, that such were the hardships oi the soldiers before they mutinied, that being kept without pay upwards of three months, and being re- fused food by the shopkeepers, whom they were unable to pay, they were forced to live on such fish, as they could find on the shore, and even sea plants which they boiled.

The common hangman fled from the town, saying, that " he would rather be hanged himself than hang men, who had been so badly treated. About the beginning of March, a number of Protestant noble- men and gentlemen, the chief of whom was Lord Blaney, as- sembled at Hillsborough, and formed a design against Carrickfergus, then held by a garrison for the King, James II. The design failed, through the treachery of some of the conspirators.

In January, , a plan was formed by the Protestants of Belfast to surprise Carrickfergus, then held by the Earl of Antrim for the King ; Protestants of Sir Thomas Newford's regiment, then in Belfast, were to have marched to the town pretending that they had been sent to assist in garrisoning the town, and when admitted they were to seize the gates and admit others of their party. On the 21st of February, 1, men marched from Belfast, but finding the garrison prepared for them they retired.

On the 13th of August, Duke Schomberg arrived in the Lough with a fleet of about 90 vessels, having on board near 10, men; and the same evening commenced to dis- embark his troops at Groomsport. The Irish troops in Carrickfergus burned the suburbs, to prepare for a siege. The Duke took possession of Belfast, which was evacuated by the Irish, who retired towards Lisburn.

On the 21st of August, , seven other regiments were sent; they almost surrounded the town and began to cast entrenchments and plant cannon and mortars. He presented them very submissively, and the Duke went into a Tent to read them ; but when he found they desired time to send to the late King for Succours, or leave to surrender, he sent the Paper out, and ordered the Lieutenant to be gone ; and then their Cannon plaid directly at the Tent where he left the Duke, doing some Damage thereabouts, but the Duke was gone abroad.

Our cannon were as ready as theirs, for we begun to play upon my Lord Donegall's House in the Town, on which the Enemy had planted two Guns which disturbed our camp. Before next morning our men drew their Trenches several Paces nearer the Wall, which occasioned very warm firing on both sides all Night. We lost some men, and had two Officers wounded ; and a Drummer, that made his escape over the Wall, gave the Duke an Account that there were about thirty killed in the Town that Night. Thursday, the 22nd, was employed in running the Trenches nearer, the Mortars and Cannon still playing upon the Town, and upon the Half- moon, that was to the right of the Castle.

The day and night were spent in smart firing, four Regiments of Foot mounting the Trenches. During this Parley, the Duke visited all the Trenches, and observed the Walls of the Castle ; and a poor Dutchman was shot from the Walls, making his Returns to Re- proaches against the Prince of Orange, our King, saying — That their King was a Tinker King, he had nothing but Brass Money : He was not nimble enough at getting off when the Parley was over, and so lost his Life for his Jest's sake.

After this the Duke gave orders for the Engineers and Gunners to go on as vigorously as possible. Be- fore we had only two Batteries, one in the Windmill Hill with Mortars , before the castle, Westward ; the other of four Guns, against the North-gate. This Night was spent in continual firing of great and small Shot, and next morning the Town was all over smothered with Dust and Smoak occasioned by the Bombs. Collonel Richards was carried to Belfast, being wounded in the Trenches the Night before ; and there was one Mr. Spring that made his escape out of the Town, who told the Duke — That all the Soldiers lay continually on the Walls, so that the Bombs only plagued the Protestants in Town ; as also that Mackarty Moor, and Owen Mackarty were the only two that hindered the Town to be surrendered ; and that they resolved, if we stormed the Town, to retire all to the Castle, in order to which they had laid in great store of Corn, Beef, Salt, and other Provisions propor- tionable.

He gave also an account, that they were straitned for Am- munition, having only at first 30 or 32 Barrels of Powder, with other things suitable. This Afternoon several of them were observed to be busy on the top of the Castle. It was believed at first they were planting Guns there, but we understood afterwards that they were pulling off the Lead to make Bullets. Sunday, the 25th, The Siege continued, and the Breaches were made wider, particularly one" a little to the East of the North-gate ; and yet the Irish were very industerius in making up at Night what we beat down in the day.

He gave them leave therefore to march out with their Arms, and some baggage, and they were to be conducted with a Guard to the next Irish Garrison, which then was Newry. That the Garrison shall march out with flying Colours, Arms, lighted Matches, and their own Baggage, to-morrow, by Ten a clock. That in regard the Garrison are in such Disorders, none be admitted into the Town, but such a Guard sis we think fit to send to one of the Gates, which shall immediately be delivered to us, according to the Custom of War.

That the Garrison shall march out to-morrow, by Ten a Clock, and be con- ducted by a Squadron of Horse to the nearest Garrison of the Enerny ; and there shall be no crowding nor confusion when they mai'ch out. That the Governor obliges himself to deliver all Cannon, and other sort of Arms, Munition, Victuals of any kind, into the hands of such a Commissary as shall be ordered by us to receive them, to-morrow morning. That if there be any thing due from the Garrison to the Inhabitants of the Protestant Religion, it shall be paid ; and what has been taken from them shall be restored.

That care shall be taken of the sick and womided men of the Garrison that cannot go along with their Regiments ; and that when they are in a condition to follow the rest, they shall have our Pass. We took possession of the Stores. The Irish had but one Barrel of Powder left, tho some say they threw several more into the Sea to save their Credit. The poor Irish were forced to fly to the Soldiers for protection, else the Country people would have certainly used them most severely ; so angry were they one at another, tho they live all in a Countrey.

However, this was laid at the General's door, by the great Officers in the Irish Army, and they would say, That he had lost his Honour, by engaging in so ill a Cause. The Garrison consisted of two Regiments of Foot, lusty strong Fellows, but ill clad, and to give them their due, they did not behave themselves ill in that Siege. They had about One Hundred and Fifty killed and wounded in Town, and we had near that number killed, and about Sixty wounded.

Wool was formerly, used to cover soldiers. During ing the siege the Mayor, Richard Dobbs, was committed to prison by the garrison, who conveyed to him there all the Records and Charters of the town. A large stone at the point of the quay is still called King William's Stone, from his having set his foot on it when landing. He was accompanied by Prince George of Denmark, the Duke of Ormond — grandson of " the un - kind deserter " — and many persons of distinction. The King walked through part of the town, and about half-an-hour after landing set off in Duke Schomberg's carriage for Belfast.

The history of the town after this date assumes a more peaceable character. The men were then formed into two divisions, and immediately advanced by different routes to attack the town ; the one crossing the fields towards the North-Gate, and the other by the Scotch Quarter, or Water-Gate. They now proceeded to assault the Castle, and forced in the Upper Gate, which had not been sufficiently secured by the troops after their hurried entrance.

They were, however, soon driven back with loss, and the officer, who led the advanced division was slain. The capitulation was signed in the house of William Wilkinson, High Street. The garrison had only two killed and three wounded. One was killed on the Half-moon, and from the wound being in the back of the head, it was believed, that he had been shot accidentally by some of those who fired from the top of the Castle. The enemy had about 50 killed, among whom were three officers, and about the same number of wounded ; their killed were buried close by the Castle, in the ground lately a garden.

It was agreed to comply with their demand ; and two lighters were sent from Belfast, that evening, with a part of the provisions, but, as the weather was rough, they could not sail. It is said that he was of a noble family, and that his name was De Esterees. Saturday, Feb. One of the lighters sailed that evening, but was stopped in Oarmoyle by a tender ; the French began to threaten, and a flag of truce and another letter were despatched from Rev. David Fullerton, praying the Sovereign of Belfast to send the provisions lest the town should be burned.

Early on 8unday, Feb. Monday, Feb. Tuesday, Feb. Fullerton ; the latter gentleman, being indisposed was landed at Kilroot; the others were on board the Belleisle when that ship was taken the following Thursday. Both were treated by M. Thourot with the utmost politeness. They had scarcely left the town when the advanced guard of the English force arrived from Belfast. The usual addresses from the Grand Jury and from the inhabitants were presented to the brave garrison ; and the people of Belfast congratulated themselves on their courage in not sending the provisions!

They levied contributions, by writing letters, commanding persons to lay the sums mentioned at a certain place. The place which they selected as their receiving depot was the Priest's Bush, on the Commons. In the mayor organised 70 volunteers among the inhabitants, and succeeded in apprehending, at the Priest's Bush, Stafford Love and seven other Hearts of Steel, who had come to receive the money.

They were, however, suffered to escape. May 16th — four Hearts of Steel were also executed ; and on the 1 9th of September one of the leaders of that orginization was executed here. April 20th, the "Banger," an American vessel, of smugglers. His knowledge of the coasts and the influence of M. Tallard, the son of his god-mother, obtained for him the command of a sloop of war, and eventually he was, in , promoted to the command of the squadron, with which he invaded Ireland.

A ballad was written and published in Carrickfergus in by one William Magennis, called "The Siege of Carrickfergus. These men were examined by Paul Jones, regarding the force of the garrison, and the number of men carried by a vessel of war, named the "Drake," commanded by Captain Burden, which was lying opposite the Castle. He then lay off till night, when he intended to board the " Drake. At ten o'clock, on the morning of the 23rd, he arrived off St.

Mary's Isle, near Kidcudbright, and landed with about 40 men, intending to take Lord Selkirk, but that nobleman being absent, he contented himself with demanding his plate, which was delivered up to him. Early on the morning of the 24th, he was at the mouth of the Lough, where he captured a boat belonging to the " Drake,' which had been sent to reconnoitre. Shortly afterwards the " Drake" bore down upon him, about mid-channel, and an engagement commenced. Captain Burden was killed early in the action, and after an engagement of an hour and fifteen minutes, the English vessel was forced to strike to the American.

The English had two killed, and twenty- five wounded ; the Americans had three killed, and five wounded. The comparative force of the vessels, with re- spect to guns, was nearly equal. The English vessel carried twenty guns, four pounders ; the American vessel eighteen six pounders, besides swivels. Excepting the area and precincts of the Castle, the whole of the lands occupied by the town, and those within the civil parish, constitute a jurisdiction separate from that of the County of Antrim.

The incorporation of the County of the Town is ascribed by tradition to King John ; but it is not- recognised by any Charter earlier than one of the 11th of Elizabeth. By this Charter the government of the corporation was vested in a mayor, sheriffs, aldermen, burgesses, and commonality. He was to be chosen by the aldermen, burgesses, and commonality. The aldermen were seventeen, and elected themselves.

The sheriffs were chosen from the burgesses in the same manner, time, and place, as the mayor. There was formerly no limit to the number of burgesses, but about years ago, the Assembly restricted their number to The mayor, aldermen, and burgesses, formed the Assembly, which made the bye-laws for the government of the Corporation. The mayor was sworn into office by the Constable of the Castle. On that and other state occasions he wore a scarlet robe ; and a sword was carried before him by the sword-bearer, and a mace by a sergeant-at-mace.

The mayor was vice-admiral of the seas, from Beerlooms to Fairhead the Pool of Garmoyle excepted , and could claim for the Corporation " all wrecks of sea," within these limits, " for ever. In the evening many persons were entertained in the town hall, at the " Mayor's Feast. He had also the privilege of selling wine in his house, which was prohibited in In many old leases, the tenants were bound to furnish fat hens and capons to the mayor, each Christmas.

The owner of west mills was bound to " grind all such grain as shall be spent in the mayor's house, all free. There were two sheriffs, one of whom was always nominated by the Mayor, and the other was elected by the Corporation. The Charter empowered the Corporation to appoint one honest and discreete man to be town clerk.

One of these was water-bailiff. Previous to the Union with Great Britain, the Corporation returned two burgesses to serve in Parlia- ment ; but since that period only one is returned. The Corporation had the privilege of making freemen at will : according to tradition, birth, marriage, and servitude were the ancient claims to the freedom of this Corporation ; that is, the sons of freemen, or persons married to the daughters of freemen, or persons who have served apprenticeships of "seven years," within the franchises.

The Charter of 10th James I. Such guilds as existed in modern times, were those of the hammermen, the weavers, the carters, the tailors and glovers, the butchers, the trawlers and dredgers, the hookers and the shoemakers or cordwainers. On the west, the lands of Straid, and Little Ballymena, otherwise Lisglass, were formerly within the liberty, but because these lands were formerly commonable and at the extremity of the county, the people of the County of Antrim, who resided near the niearing, encroached on them by grazing their cattle on them.

This lease having been surrendered, a similar lease, at the same rent, was granted, in , to Charles Crymble. This lease was inherited by T. Adair, Esq. The adjoining lands of Straidland met a similar fate, being encroached by the tenants of John Dalway. According to a Map drawn up , by Robert Young, Esq. A tract within the Tnogh of Braid Island called formerly "the mountains of Orland Water" paid no rent to the corporation, but it pays cess to Carrickfergus, and it formerly paid tithes to the lector of Carrickfergus.

The corporation granted to Sir A. Chichester, all the lands from the Deer's Lane to the Ford of Bruslee. In , lands, mearing on Magheramorne, were granted to John Dalway ; and his descendant is entered on Mr. Young's Map as possessor, in , of Slieinaroe. In , lands in Seskinamaddy were leased to Edmund Davys r and 80 acres and other lands, in the same place, were leased to John Bull worthy. These, according to Mr. Young's Map, were held, in , by Duncan Wilson. All these lands were originally commonable. In it was agreed, at a meeting of the Corporation, that the commons should be let off, save acres reserved for turbary ; again, in , it was agreed to let them off to William M'Cartney of Belfast, but this arrangement was not carried out.

Ellis, Sir William Kirk, and others, who held the adjoining lands. From the rents arising out of the entire property, the different officers of the corporation were paid their salaries. Carrickfergus was deprived of its old Corporation, with all its mediaeval grandeur, by the Muncipal Corporation Act, passed in 3rd and 4th year of Her Present Majesty, whereby, the body politic of the Borough — Mayor, Sheriffs, Bur- Burgesses, and Commonalty was dissolved, and the powers and duties were vested in the Muncipal Commissioners, elected under the provisions of that Act.

The various affidavits of the freemen, who opposed the Conditional Order, testified, that from time immemorial the Freemen had grazed those lands, and had a right to the turbary on them, particularly along the banks of Lough Mourne, without paying to the Corporation any rent ; and that the Corporation was only trustee for the property, which was held by it for the use of the freemen. The Muncipal Commissioners, on the contrary, asserted, that the Corporation was the real owner of the property and did not hold it in trust for the benefit of the freemen ; in proof of this, they asserted that the Corporation had, at various times, leased and sold parts of this and other corporate property ; that any benefit accruing from putting cattle upon the lands had been monopolized by a few individuals, whose lands adjoin the commons, some of whom had formed themselves into a committee, who permitted any resident in the borough, whether freeman or not, to send his cattle to the lands provided he paid the toll required by them ; that on the registry of voters persons were entitled to vote, and of them were registered as freemen ; and that of these freemen only about possessed any cattle what- ever.

The case was carried by appeal to the House of Lords, which, in I, decided against the freemen. Carrickfergus is thus set forth in an inquisition held on the 12th of October, We doe finde that the Lands auncientlie belonginge unto the Corporacion of C. Bride's Hospittall, called the Spittall Howse which is found to be her Majestie's , with a Small quantetye of landes to them belonginge, which are bounded Severallye within themselves. In July they were ridden by Henry Gill, Mayor. This riding was strictly aggreable to the boundaries established by Charter of Elizabeth. He rode from the foot of Copeland-Water to Beltye, to the Raven's-Rock, and Glenoe, alias Johnston's Ford, through Kaloo and the Village of Straide ; from thence in a direct line to Bruslee-flush, taking in Straidland, and that part of Little Ballymena that paid rent to the Corporation.

The last riding was by Sir William Kirk, Knt. The following is the record of this riding — " At a riding of the Franchise of the County of the Town of Carrick- fergus, on Monday, the 1st of Auyust, , pursuant to notice given by order of William Kirk, Esquire, Mayor of said town, for the time being. It is found the lands at present subject to pay cess and other Taxes, to said Corporation, are all situated and bounded within the mares and marks following, viz. From Copeland Bridge up said river to the foot of Crossmary, bounded on the N.

West by Ezekiel Davys Wilson, esquire. From Crossmary, nearly N. Ker, esquire, on the N. From the upper end of said Moss round John Calbraith's house, which is the farthest limit of Corporation, that way. From the Dead Wife's Grave, by a stone ditch over a small river to the corner of a ditch near the Priest's Cairn, and thence nearly west to the old wall of Raloo, within about fifty perches of the Standing Stone, and then between Mr. Lyndon's and Mr. Dobb's land, to George Patterson's house. From said George Patterson's, going nearly south, and keeping Mr. Ellis's and Capt.

Crimble's estate, which they hold from Conway Richard Dobbs, esquire, to the westward, and turning westwardly along the wall that divides Mc. Cann's field from the Englishman's Mountain, at which place there has been great encroachments made oa the Corporation, from said place to the Standing Stone. From the Standing Stone along said mountain to three lying stones commonly called the Three Brothers. From the three lying stones about W. From Brusslee flush southerly to the Ree-hill, and along said hill by the march ditch, between said hill and Carntall, observing the turnings of said ditch ; then turning about S.

From James Anderson's farm down the S. From the mouth of said stream the sea is the bounds into town. Names of people present at aforesaid Riding — William Kirk, esquire, Mayor. Gunning, esq. Thomas Kirk, esquire, The original walls, which protected the town were destroyed during the wars waged by the natives against the foreign colony, which inhabited it.

In this plan, which he surmises to belong to about the period of , the town is represented as protected, by a broad trench, or wet ditch, on the north and west. It commenced at the sea where " the path to Belfast" entered the town, ascended to the high ground' keeping " the gallows" to the outside, turned then at a right angle towards " the Palace, late a Frier's House," which it en- closed, and again fell into the sea.

The keep of the Castle seems nearly as at present, but there are no half-moons at the entrance, which is merely defended by a wail, planted with canons pointed towards the town. The Church of St. Nicholas occupies a part of the high ground, between it and the trench, which bounds the S. Within the triangular space, bounded by the branches of this river and the sta, were several castillated houses ; close to the place where the S. At the distance of a few yards was the Castle of Henry Wylles; of Thomas Wylles ; and a castellated building called Mach-ne-Coole, stood parralled to the sea.

Prom Mach- m-Coole Castle stretched a row of small houses in the north- ern direction to the N. In the rear of these, was a large castellated building also belonging to one,. After crossing the N. Nicholas, towards the " Pallace. The " Wyrol Tower" seems to be a corruption of the Mayoral or the Mayor's Tower, it was also called the " old gatehouse," the jail and court house of the county of the town.

Near to it on the north was the dissolved mon- astery of St. Francis, called " The Pallace, late a Freer's House. It is therefore probable that the plan was executed between these two dates. The town records contain an order, dated, October 10th, , " that there should be a vamour Avant Mour, a wall in front of sodds or turtfe, rounde aboughte the towne," which should be erected at the expence of the town except " the fower mounts at the fower corners," which were to be made at the expence of the Queen.

The records state that this Vamour was finished " Within one month after the decree was made. Sterling, the foote, every foote to be made 7 foote in the foundation, 4 foote in the top of the wall, and 16 foote in height. This walling was soon laid aside, owing to the removal of Sidney and the Irish Wars.

In , the Corporation sent a deputation to London, which estimated the expense of finishing the walls at. The Corporation seems to have got more promises than assistance, for, in , they complained to the lord deputy of their expense " in repairing the rampier or towne walles, being made with soddes, everie winter the same doth fall down to our greate ympoverishment. The walls are mostly erected outside the trench, marked on the ancient plan referred to. They were about six feet thick on the top, towards the land, and about eighteen feet high. The landside was also strengthened by a wet ditch.

In the Corporation petitioned the Lord-Lieutenant to have the walls and gates repaired, and stated, that "no manner of repairs had been done to the walls, gates, or the draw-bridges, since the year The church was, as is frequently the case iu seaport towns, dedicaced to St. Nicholas, the patron of sailors. It is valued in the Taxation of F ope Nicholas at 20 marks, which was a large sum, and shows its importance at that period. A record in the Patent Rolls 31, Ed. Nicholas, which then one Audeon Brun, a clergyman, had unlawfully possessed himself of.

It does not appear that the Abbey of St. Mary's ever recovered the walls — exclusive of the site of the Castle and the pier, has the out- line of an irregular hexagon, and measures about yards by Scotch quarter is occupied chiefly by fishermen, and obtained its nome from a Scotch Colony of the same Craft, who arrived here from Galloway and Argyleshire. Nicholas ; and tradition asserts, that the church belonged, in after times, to the Franciscan friars, but that assertion seems principally to have arisen from the existence of a subterraneous passage, which was supposed to have extended from the chancel of St.

Nicholas to the friary. The ancient church was, on the change of religion, fitted up for Protestant service. The extreme length is feet, the breadth across the transept, 94 feet ; the nave is only 41 feet long, while the chancel is 74 feet. Drew, the architect, who had charge of repairs made in it, in his very instructive Report, made in , supposes that the present Church was erected about , and adds : — "It may be presumed, that at the original foundation, its west end, of which now no trace has been found, was on the site, or slightly westward, of the present tower ; that, in its earliest form, it consisted of a nave, 75 feet long, and — a strange peculiarity — 26 feet wide at the west end, while it was 22 feet wide at the east end.

The nave had, on each side, five pointed arches, springing from circular columns most of which remain concealed in the walls to this day opening into side aisles, and, opposite the eastward arches on each side, would appear to have been lateral chapels, two on the south, and two on the north, which occupied very nearly the area of the present transepts. The high altar was set up, no doubt, to the east- ward of this nave, in a chancel, of the dimensions of which we have no evidence ; while at the eastern ends of ths lateral aisles, and in the lateral chapels beyond, were probably four other subsidiary altars, dedicated — one to the Virgin, and the others fro favourite saints.

There is no difficulty in identifying the work of Robert le Mercer See page It is the long choir or eastern arm of the cross before referred to ; and is 65 feet in length, by 21 feet in breadth. This choir still retains its old window openings, four in number, on the south side, the great window on the east, and one, at least, ancient on the north side ; the last mentioned still retains ancient tracery of a fine character, and both it and the east window have, internally, banded shafts on the jambs, from which spring moulded arches.

At the south-east angle are two very beautiful buttresses, with little moulded columns at the angles, in good preservation. I conjecture that after, say years, of its existence, from inherent defect, from neglect or vicissitudes, the earlier part of the Church, and especially the lateral aisles and chapels, had fallen into indifferent condition. Whether this long choir was used at this period by a body of Pre- monstre Canons or the neighbouring Franciscans, or some other com- munity, I cannot say, but I imagine that the rector or prior who ruled had but little respect for architectural congruity or beauty.

Under such auspices was the large south window of the extreme south chapel built up or altered, and the flat-headed Tudor, now there, inserted. The eastern end of the adjoining chapel was also rebuilt, and a similar Tudor window inserted. The tombstone, on which was sculptured an episcopal crozier, was probably the tomb- stone of some of the Bishops of Connor, who generally re- sided in the vicinity, on their Manor of Kilroot. The Franciscan friary formerly stood on the site of the gaol of the County of Antrim, near the eastern extremity of High Street.

In , in sinking the foundation of the jail, quantities of human bones, an altar bell, and several gold rings were found. Two of the coffins were square and very massive ; they rested on heavy beams of oak. In , a small brazen crucifix, of beautiful workmanship, was dug up near the jail; and, in , several oak coffins, and a small and tastefully carved stone cross were discovered in its vicinity. In , a large gold ring was found in an adjoining garden ; on it was inscribed — Amat disci Pater atque Princeps — " He loves to be called Father and Prince.

He was interred, in , " Apud Cnockfergus in conventu Fratrum. The honour of the foundation of this friary is ascribed by some to a chieftain of the O'Neill's, while others assert that it was erected by some of the Magennis family. There can be no doubt that the O'Neill's had not acquired any authority in the neighbour, hood of Carrickfergus, when the friary was erected ; and the same argument holds good against ascribing the honors to Magennis.

Luke Wadding errs in saying, that it was built by one of the Clannaboy O'Neills : he adds, " the convent belonged to the O'Neills, and they used it as their burial place. A sacrilegious deed connected with this convent is marked in our Annals, at the year Even this church had, however, been already- plundered by him, and he had carried away the iron bars, which originally guarded its windows ; thus his assailants were now able to penetrate through these windows, and he was murdered at the foot of the altar.

In , the chieftain of Clannaboy reformed this friary to a branch of the Franciscans, called the order of Strict Observance ; the event is thus entered in the Annals of the Four Masters — " The Monastery of the Friars in Carrickfergus was obtained for the Friars Minor de Observantia by Rescript from Rome, at the instance of Niall, the son of Con, son of Hugh Boy O'Neill, and sixteen brothers of the Convent of Donegall took possession of it, on the vigil of the first festival of the B.

Mary in autumn, having obtained authority for that purpose. Bonaventura MacDool, Guardianus de Carrickfergus, theologise lector. The Franciscans of Carrickfergus shared the same fate as the other religious houses at the general suppression. The Carew collection of State Papers contains the submis- sion of Hugh, son of Nellan Juvenis; into such uncouth form, had the public document changed the princely name of Niall Oge O'Neill. The said Hugh submitted himself to the clemency of the Kino-, re- penting of the war, which he waged against him, and supplicated pardon, which was granted by us, the under- signed.

Signatures not given. We grant that exemption. A few years afterwards the old religion was again in the ascendancy. The account of this journey, as recorded by his secretary, is as follows : — "Thursday, ye ninth of July, my Ld. Wad- ding tells, that the religious were expelled, and that the English Governor, after seizing on all the sacred properties of the convent, cast five of the friars into prison, keeping them there till all hope of further plunder was extinguished. In the State Papers of gones, and from thence went and camped one the hill of Aullf- connocrowghe, 2 milles from Knockfargus, by an abby called ye abbye of Conocroughe, and there remained Ffryday and Saterday in ye country of MacXeil Ogue ; and on Saturday, at night, one Oaddel sergeant to ye Vicount Gormonstone's brother should have been hanged for drawing of blood in ye campe, contrary to ye proclamation, and brought to ye gallowes red ye to be put to ex- ecution, and was there pardoned by ye said Lord Deputy ; also Phillpot, one of the Queen's, was likewise committed to ye marshalls ward ye same day for ye like offence, and was also pardoned.

Sunday, my Lord Deputy removed from Aullf concroughe. Deputy ; and there remained all Sunday, and in ye afternoone my Ld. Deputy committed ye Kerrought to be kept in an island, called. Munday, at night, mv Ld. The corporation made a lease of the Palace to Christopher Carleisle, governor of the town ; and this lease expresses, that some of the turrets were " fallen damaged and ruineated.

One is from the Cottonian collection. That plan belongs to about the year The convent is represented as con- sisting of a church, having a chancel, nave, and two tran- scepts. There was also an outer quadrangle the east and west sides of which were formed by buildings, which were in a line with the buildings that formed the east and west boundaries of the inner quadrangle ; or, in other words, both quadrangles might be con- sidered as one, divided by a range of buildings, parallel to the north sidewall of the nave.

A stream passed diago- nally through the outer quadrangle and turned a mill, which formed the western side of the inner quadrangle. On the plan is written, " Late a frier's house, now the store house for victuals. The charter of James I. Francis, within or near said town or borough, with the privileges, lands, tenements, and here- ditaments to the said abbey, monastery, or priory lately belonging.

St Franeis, in his Speculum Vita? In a short time Chichester erected on the site a magnificent residence, which he named Joy mount. One, Sir William Brereton, who visited Carrickfergus, July 5th, , has left us a curious description of Joymount — ' ' Almost all the houses in this towne were built castlewise, soe as though the Irish made spoile of and burnt the towne, yett were they preserved unburnt. This is butt a preattie little town within the walls of a very small extent and capacitie : the only grace of this towne is the Lord Chichester's house, which is a very statelye house, or rather like a prince's pallace, whereunto there belongs a stately gate-house and graceful terrace, and walk before the house, as at Denton, my Lord Fairefax-house.

A very faire hall there is, and a stately stair-case, and faire dineing-room, carrying the pro- portion of the hall. Fine garden, and mighty spatious orchards, and they say they bear good fruite. I observed on either side of his warden, there is a dove-house placed, one opposite to the other, in the corner of the garden, and twixt the garden and the orchards ; a most convenient place for apricockes, for some such tender fruite to be planted agt. Very rich furniture belongs unto this house, which seems much to be neglected, and begins to go something to decay. It is a most stately building, onely the windowes and rooms and whole frame of the house is over large and vast.

In , it began to be taken down; its marble chimney pieces and other articles of value were removed to Fisher wick Lodge, Staffordshire. Though the Franciscans were expelled, according to law, from their ancient monastery, yet, as we will see a few pages further on, they have continued, down to our own time, to appoint monastic officials to preside over their " Conventus de Carrickfergus.

About half a mile west of Carrickfergus, on the west bank of the river of Woodburne, is the site of the priory of Wood- burne, or Goodburne. Hence it was called at times St. Mary's of Crag- Jergus ; in the Bibliotheca Prcemonstrat. Reeves in convinced that Duix-lacroisse is another name for the Abbey of Woodburne.

A letter written to Henry III. Nicholas, but that it had then been so far reduced as scarcely to suffice for the mainten- ance of three Canons. Abbas de Deuleucres " became Treasurer of Ulster. Father MacCana, or M'Cann, who visited Goodburn about the year , says : — " Of this Monastery of Goodburn, not a particle now remains, not even the rubbish ; for at the very beginning of the reign of Elizabeth, when all things divine and human were confounded, all the stones of that Monastery were removed by a citizen of Karrick- fergus into the city, to build a dwelling-house beside the walls of the castle, which went by the name of the New Works, or in Irish, Obair-nuath, but under the just judgment of God he was deprived by the Governor of the town, of both the house and other premises that were attached to it.

Of this sacrilegious act, and of the merited punishment that was inflicted by Heaven, I have met many eye- witnesses. I have met many persons, who, when boys, saw the aged Abbot of that monastery, Macura by name, but they were not old enough to think of asking to what order it belonged. In , April 5th, a grant of the Monastery, and the lands around it, described as fifteen acres, together with their tithes, was made by the Crown to Sir Oliver Lambert ; by whom, on the 3rd of May, in the same year, they were made over to Sir Arthur Chichester.

Sir Arthur, about this time, was securing to himself immense territories within the Liberties of Carrickfergus. Of Woodburn, nothing now remains, even to mark the site. It is stated that the houses in the Irish quarter were built with the stones from its ruins. Quantities of human bones, silver and copper coins, and pieces of sculptured stones, have been, from time to time, dug up on the site; and under the foundations of one of the walls, which was four feet thick, a human skeleton was found.

About a furlong west of the site of the Abbey are the traces of the old mill and mill-dam which belonged to the Abbey. Comgall, of Bangor. As the rectory of St. Mary's was vested in the Abbot of Bangor, it is probable that the church is of an antiquity much greater than the English invasion. It was on account of this Church that the Monastery of Bangor was possessed of the ferry between Bangor and Carrickfergus.

The site of the Church will yet be found not far from the present Boat-quay, that is in the Scotch quarter. M'Skimin says — " Adjoining the east suburb of the town is the site of the hospital of St. Bridget, an ancient monastic foundation, said to have been for the reception of lepers. Some remains of the chapel attached to this hospital re- mained within the last forty years.

The lands adjoining are still called Spitted Parks, and were, till this year , free of fcythe. There is no record when this hospital was founded, or by whom. In the 36th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, this hospital and the lands attached were granted by the Crown, to Richard Harding, for thirty years. They were afterwards granted, by James I. He soon after assigned them to Sir A. Chichester, who obtained a new grant from James I. Here, formerly, stood an hospital dedicated to St.

Bride, called the " Spittal House," which was granted, same time as St. Bridget's hospital, to Richard Harding, for a like term of years. In the deed to Harding, it is called " parcell antique hereditament," and chiefly consisted of a small plot, called the " Fryar's Garden.

Bride's Well is about two and a half feet square, and of about the same depth ; it is neatly faced with stone. The foundations of a grouted wall, which once enclosed it, can still be dis- cerned. Both Spittal Parks and Spittal House seem to have been connected with the same religious house, and, though tradition is strong that they were connected with an hospital for the sick, it is by no means certain. They may have derived their name, Spittal, from having been the property of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, who were called Hospitallers.

The following entry, in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas, refers to a church which that Order had in Carrickfergus : — " The rectors of the churches of Carlecastel, and St. John of Cragfergus — they are Hospitallers. John, the Evangelist, in Craferg. Hospitallers are denominated, by the people, Spidal or Spitted. The foundations of an ancient church are situated at Carn- Rawsie, near Burleigh Hill, and about a mile and a half north of Carrickfergus.

The church measured 62 feet long, only a small portion of the eastern gable about one foot high and three feet thick now remains, but previous to the year a considerable portion of the walls were standing. In an adjoining field a stone-lined grave was found in , There was a spring well in the graveyard, within a few yards of the church. There is a tradition that this church was dedicated to St.

Winston Co. Story tales opposite coloured pictures. The life of a very elegant doll. Quite a bit about doll culture in the 's, not a tract. The Bad Mrs. Ginger grabbing her kittens, single sided coated pages, 4x5.


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An adventure novella for little children with a few sentences on every page facing a simple coloured illustration. Anne was a kind little girl, only six inches high; she grew up in the care of a yellow cat called Mrs. When more kittens arrived, Anne was sent out to catch mice and birds for them to eat. Anne would not. She cried and cried. No wonder this book has been worn to pieces! Author's first book. Fair, backstrip is missing though gauze holds but loosening, boards darkened, paper softening but unwrinkled or marked. More Tales from the Arabian Nights. Fantastic illustrations in jewel tones of the old legends.

VG; corners bumped, ribbon detached, opening but no thread showing near endpaper, spine gilt very dull; pages and plates flat and clean. Elizabeth and her German Garden. A garden diary and feminist work, by the author of April Baby's Book of Tunes. Very beautiful photos. VG; one page has been clumsily reinserted, light bumps to extrems, slightly faded spine, else very nice, gilt and boards bright, pages flat and clean. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. NY: George H.

Elegantly supernatural, yet true to the landscape and peasant culture of the North, these are magnificent illustrations. Petite Histoire de France. Tours: Maison Alfred Mame, c , no other indications of printings. Blue cloth-backed coloured pictorial paper boards; large quarto; decorated endpapers; soft paper, 16 full coloured plates w numerous illus in text; pp. A children's history of France, mainly military, adapted from a popular adult history published in VG; extrems bumped and worn or frayed, spine creased, light soil to white back.

Piter Pan dans les Jardins de Kensington. Paris: Hachette et Cie, nd translation? G; edges rubbed through in spots, light wear to other corners and edges, water damage to bottom corner of front board and, slightly, to first few pages, incld frontis margin; pages flat and clean except for those six or so where little flowers, most still there, have been pressed. Resourcefulness and a wish to do things for one's self are American traits strongly developed in the girls as well as in the boys.

A wonderful collection, from Chapter One, What a Girl Can Do With a Hammer and Saw, through a peanut Noah's ark, through a miniature feast out of wild objects, a milkweed fish, a pine cone pineapple. Also rules for games including girls' basketball. G -; neat name, attractive blank period chromo Liberty bookplate; hinges cracked and net showing on front and back, loose but holding firm, extremities and edges worn, boards and edges darkening, one plate loose and very worn.

La cassette des sept amis. Rue d'Enfurth 1. Heavy pressed leather boards, molded spine w. Numerous "vignettes sur bois" 8vo. A collection of nine stories, contemporary and historical. Not didactic. Elf Children of the Woods Tomtebobarnen. Grey paper boards with brown cloth spine with elf children peering over a large moss-covered rock; coated paper printed on two sides.

Reissued under different titles with different cover illustrations. Early Harpers have a lovely print quality. Pelle's New Suit. Grey boards, aqua cloth-backed rounded spine, with full colour picture of Pelle putting on his new pants with sheep watching, deep blue titles and flower decorations, published with no free endpapers, similar title page, Large clean early US printing of this well-loved book.

Pelle's efforts take him from "sheep to cloth" as he earns his new suit, with traditional Swedish farm background. Beskow's children were modeled on her own five sons. Wilmer Atkinson, , , 3rd edition, 30th thousand. Blue cloth boards with red and black decorations, 3.

One of the very endearing Biggle Farm Library books, plain little books "that tell the enquiring reader just what he or she needs to know-- no more, no less. VG; corners bumped and sl rubbed. Finely drawn scenes with delicate colouration, which are possibly taken from German editions of Jungenblatter. The Christian moral stories have interesting plots. G; Feb. The Search After Hapiness. Written by Charlotte Bronte in at the age of 13, and now illustrated in full colour. The Wooing of Master Fox. Taken from Bulwer-Lytton's book, The Pilgrims of the Rhine , and based on various legends of the area.

Martin inserted a few moralizing remarks into an interesting Reynard story. The noble, brave, and not too cunning dog is the hero here! VG; extremities rubbed and bumped, a little rubbing through colour on spine creases; very wrinkled, unattractive double-offset tissue guard between title and frontis; some foxing throughout.

The Goop Directory. New York: Frederick A. The first page is an index of offenders: Argyll, Marmaduke Talking While Eating Page 6; Beal, Nancy Throwing Away Things Each page has a poem on the left and a facing illustration. Why Be a Goop? Each spread has a little story and a poem facing with illustration above. VG; spine and edges darkened, extrems bumped, bottom corners worn to card, plate very nice, pages flat and clean.

An attractive little reprint, relatively modern. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. New York, "Compliments of Hotel Taft, New York", Tarry at the Taft"; no date, no ads so probably later; with deco black hotel drawing on yellow orange hotel cover, 8vo; pp. An attractive novelty Alice, on pulp paper, appears to be 20s to early 30's from decor, but these were published over many decades, penciled inside is Reserved for Miss Emmons. The Roxy Theater opened next door the following year, and the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue at 50th Street helped provide steady business.

The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems. Also includes poems from Sylvie and Bruno. The pictures are a riot! VG; vellum boards quite white, spine toning unevenly, shading on free front endpaper from jacket not present , corners bumped and bottom corners worn through.

Alicia in Terra Mirabili. New York: St. Martin's Press, London: Macmillan , 2nd printing; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; tan cloth backed blue boards with White Rabbit, blue endpapers with map, 8vo; pp with glossary. Aliciae per Speculum Transitus. Martin's Press, London: Macmillan ; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; red paper boards, endpapers with Alice passing through looking glass, 8vo; pp with glossary. A New Alice in the Old Wonderland. Philadelphia: Lippincott, , 1st, sd. Red boards with blindstamped line border and bishop on back, gilt stamped portrait of Alice wearing crown on front, gilt spine title, gilt top edge; 8vo.

An early continuation of Alice. Alice Lee meets the main characters in predictable stories. The pictures are taken from Tenniel, except for that of Alice herself, who is a more ordinary but pleasant looking child. Histoire de Magali. Paris: Paul Hartmann, , 5th edition; Aulard Imprimeur; green cloth boards with gilt cartouche with title and Magali standing in front of her school; bright green and blue endpapers showing Magali standing under a tree and lines of creatures coming toward her; 8.

Sixty pictures of Magali, with her little legs and her face like a little red apple. Magali takes the place of bad little girls and boys in their own homes, and she takes some of their toys home with her. Magali can walk down from her mountains and walk the length of France. Her little legs are so quick!

VG; spine very faded, corners bumped, thin line on front board 1"; paper darkening, opens unevenly. Modern Reader's Chaucer. Tatlock and Percy MacKaye; glossary and notes. Randolph Brown. The Judge builds a house and his wife insists on sixty closets wardrobes to hold the many presents she gives to all. Years later a spirited minister's family with fifteen children comes to live in the house. The Judge and his wife step out of their portraits to join the outrageous fun, a frank report by each closet on their new life and a nighttime tour of the town in a string of linked closets pulled by a goat.

A surprising story in a turn of the century binding. A Round Dozen. Aqua cloth binding with bronze and gold stamping; pp. With six pages of ads for Susan Coolidge's books. VG; a little faded and rubbed, bumps to extremities. The Diverting History of John Gilpin. Caldecott's Picture Books" nd, white card with full colour picture on the front. A miniature book, with very fine lines and exact coloration.

Two stories about Mr. Tootleoo, the sailor, his family, the Cockyollybirds, and his home on a desert isle. A funny tale told in rhymed couplets with a drawing on every page. VG; small inscription on first blank page, matte boards show even soil, flat clean pages yellowing with light foxing in margins, opens unevenly but no visible binding problems.

Flora, a book of drawings. Philadelphia: J. Silver grey and white vellum paper, flexible boards with silver grey titles and Bianco "Flora" drawing; 8 col. A London exhibit of Bianco's work in , when she was 12, inspired de la Mare to write this collection of poems. The book is in the form of an album with 8 gold framed coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings, including a self portrait.

From a noncirculating children's special collection: plate glue traces, small label shadow on title page and two small impressed library stamps, no other collection marks. Peep, peep said the little chicken, "I'm going to stay up all night! Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly, just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners.

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Retold by Dickens' granddaughter, this volume contains Little Paul Dombey, the Little Kenwigs, and Pip's Adventure; generously illustrated with woodcuts from other editions. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. David McKay, , early printing with these illustrations; large 8vo.

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Lothrop and Company, Franklin St. The longest two stories center around the kindly figure of Miss Chatty, who, determined not to leave her home after her parents have died, opens a doll hospital for well-to-do children. When two little street children appear with their pennies and some cast off china doll heads, she decides to give each poor girl in her town a beautiful new doll. Interesting for its attitudes toward the poor. VG; rubs on edges and creases to bright boards, light foxing throughout, some light page soil and wrinkles. A Child's Book of the Teeth. World Book Company, Revised and Enlarged, , A little army of teeth with red coats and brushes marches down the cover of this book.

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An eye-opening view of the handwork skills expected of little girls and the steps taken to develop them a century ago. One Day in Betty's Life. Bobbs-Merrill, Brown cloth binding with gold and white decorated title, little sketches of the child and margin decorations, oblong Music by Mary Turner Salter. By the author of the Live Dolls books. VG; rubbing, bumping and wear to extrems; badly bumped bottom corners, occasional page soil. Why the Robin's Breast is Red. Fleming H. Revell, Publishers, , probable 1st; white cloth backed paper boards, green below, and with full photo of birches by a lake on top, grey top edge, other edges rough cut, endpapers with passages from the book in red borders, varied margin designs on all pages and some small drawings in text, in glassine wrapper, in white box with title and author cartouche; 5.

By the author of J. Not really a children's book, as it is about marital problems and unrequited love in the bird world, but pretty; the birches on the cover are just as bright as when the books was new. Fine in VG glassine wrap and box; book is extremely clean, unread; glassine wrinkled, not creased, and edgeworn across top and chipped at extrems, white box darkening, one corner of top split and repaired with archival tape. Sandford and Merton in Words of One Syllable.

Tan cloth with bright coloured blue, brown, and red illustration of Hal removing snake from Ned's leg; gilt titles, text in two columns, 6 chromolitho plates; pp. After a scene in which Hal, a farmer's son, saves Tom, a rich merchant's son, from a snake, Tom is taken to be educated with Hal on the lines of Rousseau by a local clergyman, Mr. From an early children's book written by Thomas Day in Peter Rabbit at the Farm. Peter Rabbit Went to Sea. Peter Rabbit's Christmas. One of a collection of books republished in as Wee Books for Wee Folks with coloured illustrations on every spread.

The Overall Boys. A First Reader. The boy counterparts of the Sunbonnet Babies have simple adventures, increasing somewhat in reading difficulty; told in large print with full coloured drawings. With words and music for "The Overall Boys in Brigade. VG; clean, bright boards with slightly bumped corners, spine a bit faded, light reading wrinkles to early pages. Nettie Huxley. Gander's Story. London: Macmillan, ; red cloth boards, gold titles, with two white geese; gold titles on spine; pages are all of grey paper with red print and drawings; oblong, 9x5.

Two geese have a good gossip over tea. Yellowbill, the gossip, pumps Mrs. Gander, the vain mother, to get as much exciting information as she can about the Gander marriage. An odd little book with geese who stay in character and funny little pictures sometimes covering a wordless spread. Illustrated by Nettie Huxley Roller , an international singer and the daughter of Thomas Huxley and the poet Henrietta Anne Huxley, who probably wrote this book. Hard to find. The Story of Reynard the Fox. Quite a lively contrast to the moral tales available!

G; finely penned 's Christmas inscription, corners bumped and rubbed to card at tips, spine ends bumped, cover dusty, small snipped chip on margin of free front endpaper, pages darkening, lt. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder. Loewes Verlag, Frankfurter Originalausgabe, 20th c reprint. A nice bright reprint of this classic, with crisp pages printed on two sides and clean matte boards, pleasantly browning on front.

VG; sl bumps to extrems and bottom corners worn through, small pull tear on front. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige geschichten und drollige Bilder fur kinder von Jahren. VG; half inch tear to top of vulnerable spine, else a lovely copy with just a bit of darkening on all margins, spine bright, pages very clean, and flat. The Turtle Ferry Boat. Los Angeles: Smith Publicity Co. Georgina of the Rainbows. Britton, , 1st. New York: D. The author, an ichthyologist and the first president of Stanford University, was persuaded to tell the stories he had told his own children to other groups.

While he was absent at the Bering Sea Commission in , two Stanford Education students circulated the stories among more groups of children in California and Washington DC, who drew the many pictures in this volume and critiqued some of the plots. Of great interest for the drawings, taken from more than a thousand samples. Our Children's Pets. London: S. Partridge, 9, Paternoster Row, ?

A collection of short stories and poems about household and farm pets, with numerous etchings both full paged and in text by Harrison Weir, J. Fitzgerald, J. Foster, A. Knight, J. A splendid robin! G; plate very deeply coloured and bright, bottom edges and corners of boards rubbed, crack and tiny hole along spine; pale blue watercolour stains?

Wien Vienna : Carl Konegen, Ivory paper boards with coloured medallion title, doubled pages, 3. The Just So Song Book. Olive green cloth with black stamped elephant child blowing music from his trunk; 7. Set to music by Edward German. A view of US attitudes toward Mexican culture at the end of the 19th c, with graphics on almost every page, and informative dialogue alternately by the Boy Travellers, their companion, Dr. Bronson, and the people they meet. Fables de la Fontaine. In the same format as his Perrault of Wry, comic illustrations of Aesop's tales with very simple text.

The animal and insect expressions are a delight! A lovely copy of this book. VG; a little light foxing on bottom margin, scuffed lower right corner bent at 2cm, partially rubbed to white on edges, to card on other corners; rubbed and finely scratched on back but no loss of green colour; spine smooth, straight, tight, no name or other marks.

Paris: La Bonne Compagnie, , limited edition of the first 50 in a special edition with an original watercolour ; rebound in half leather, brown calf with nine bands in a contemporary design, brown marbled paper boards, brown marbled endpapers smaller pattern gilt titles, teg, ribbons, spine of original softcover bound in volume two, two full page watercolours and small coloured illustrations in text; Vol I pp, Vol II pp.

A beautiful set with peaceful pictures of the French countryside published just after the war. VG; in elegant script, a lovely quoted verse to the recipient Paris on one of three blank pages following the endpaper, essentially unread, tight in binding with white pages. The Fables of La Fontaine. Beautiful lithographs in a Grosset original. The Blue Poetry Book. London: Longmans, , 1st. Dark blue cloth with gilt tracery.

Good only; spine faded, spine edges and tips and board corners worn; gilt design and gilt edges rubbed; front hinge shaken; inscr. The True Story Book. Original dark blue cloth gilt stamped, with man with sword hailing frigate on front and finely drawn Moctezuma on spine, gilt all around, rounded spine, black endpapers; 8vo; pp.

Twenty-four historical adventure stories, some, like the retelling of Prescott on Cortez and Moctezuma, quite long, with few pictures. Nice to think that Billy, David, and Nancy read and reread this book many times. G; period plate with bears and green children's names, quite loose in binding, bottom edges and spine ends very rubbed and worn away, gilt bright. Almanach dedie aux Dames pour l'an Paris: LeFuel chez Delaunay, , white leather with fine gilt borders and spine, gilt all around; short ribbon marker; in similar gilded leather sleeve, with pages of poetry and short prose followed by the Table of Contents, then a page for every month with Souvenirs, or Memories, blank pages following, beautiful dark steel cut engravings, the frontis of Blanche of Castille, tissue guard; 4.

An elegant little volume in a rare matching sleeve. London: Routledge, , 1st. Rust cloth backed glazed paper pictorial boards with bevelled edges, showing large pipe design and illustrated letters, oblong, With accompaniments by Theo Marzials, illustrated by Crane, engraved and printed in fine and delicate colours throughout by Edmund Evans. Traditional ballads and love songs rather than nursery songs. VG; clean, edgeworn boards and spine with corners bumped and worn, light foxing in lower margins throughout. Belle's Pink Boots. NY: E. Dutton and Co. A summer story of a neighborhood of little girls, in a very pretty binding with moderately clear chromolithos.

The classic story of a silly war. Written originally for the author's boys, and illustrated in , with bright, deep lithos and wonderful details by Bruller Vercours "surprisingly intelligent and painterly drawings" A. New York: Sam'l Gabriel, ; red cloth backed illustrated paper boards with duck at a crossroads; geese on endpapers, half tones and coloured pictures; 6. A longer story of a little gosling's journeys. The Wonderful Locomotive. The Young Angler. Rambling thoughts on the natural history of the English countryside, pleasantly expressed for children, not a tract.

VG; finely penned name fep, extrems sl bumped, lt soil along edge of top board; endpapers darkening, pages flat and clean. The Beginner's American History. By an author of a series of American history text of increasing difficulty, this one upper elementary. They are, or were recently still in print. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. Approximately short rhymes with some illustrations in text. The plates have the text of one stanza below the picture. Note: many plates are not facing the page listed, clearly as published. VG; April, inscription, spot and scuffing is visible on back upon close inspection, a nice clean copy.

New York: McLoughlin; nd ca 's? Elliott; decorated glazed paper boards, top and bottom, with Mother Goose in glasses and a bright red shawl, picking out tunes with her webbed feet; red and gilt titles; yellow endpapers, 8vo; np. Each song has a fine engraving as a large header. Some of these tunes are the ones used today, some not, but all are singable.

This book was reprinted many times in different bindings, this probably an early version. G; name on fep; rubbed paper spine damaged for one half inch at bottom, corners and edges rubbed through to card, one 4" gutter tear; small modern repaired tear on cover, pages darkening a little but very flat, unmarked, and clean. Caldecott's First Collection of Pictures and Songs. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs. Black cloth with full paste on plate of Mother Goose in straw bonnet sheltering two children under her wings, peach endpapers with white geese and babies in mob caps, 12 coloured plates as issued and numerous drawings in text; 12x8.

A real treasure, which has been read and cared for. Catherine Patricia Bray has very carefully lettered her name and the date, Dec. Her light pencil guidelines are still evident. A turn of the century of the New England classic 19th c Mother Goose collection, first assembled by Thomas Fleet from his Goose mother-in-law in , and, in this version, edited by Monroe and Francis in w the Goose Family history.

Mother Goose. Chicago: P. Volland Company, Popular Edition ; illustrated paper boards, not plate, endpapers with geese and lavender and green design, geese bordered pages and plates with rhymes in cartouche; 9x The classic American mother goose. VG; faded original blue to grey spine and in margins of boards, inset illustration and gilt bright, some light soil spots; ow a nice unwrinkled copy with very light handling soil in some margins, index page has 1.

Favorite Rhymes from Mother Goose. NY: Stokes, , probable 1st; grey boards with blue and white titles, watercolour of little girl in pink dress with goose on her shoulder, one sided watercoloured pages on toothed paper, 9x11"; 12 pp incld title page. Very delicate, pale lithos of watercolour pictures, not chromolithos.

Nursie's Little Rhyme Book. Coloured calico paper boards with round panel with girl brushing doll's hair, 10 coloured plates; 6x4. These small format books contain the illustrations and songs of the two large books, with smaller scale pictures. Burd, and W. Gurney in deep colour. Trueman, Thomas. Philadelphia: George B. Zieber and Co. Taken together with the volume published in the previous year by Zeiber they comprise "all that is valuable in this particular department of juvenile literature.

Some longer ballads and many unfamiliar rhymes and variants here. The later Smith editions are in World Cat, but this, presumably first, edition is not. Clever Bill. Clever Bill, a soldier doll, races to catch up with Mary's train at Dover. A simple book about a toy's love. Zuni Indian Tales. New York: G. Nusbaum's small son Deric was adopted by the Zunis, and as he sat as the feet of the elders of the tribe and listened to tales, she was able to record them.

Great Swedish Fairy Tales. Ivory cloth boards, dark blue backed with blue horse and rider stamped, gilt border line, yellow top edge, blue textured eps, 8vo, jacket front blue starry sky with princely rider and spear; pp. A well designed book of old tales illustrated with facsimiles of the works of Sweden's great John Bauer , whose work is so richly imagined, and so hard to find in the original. When the Root Children Wake Up.

New York: J. Lippincott Company, n. New Edition; red boards with large pasted on plate of root children playing in the tall grass, peach endpapers with silhouette of children in parade; 9x A nice later copy of this American edition with full colour illustrations of the little children at work and play. The Land of Goodness Knows Where. London: Newnes, early, no date.

Red cloth; pp. A very period fantasy with Walloping Wangalou,Queen Flippits etc. Intro states "Dear other children,. I love them all, please love them too,and p'r'aps you may be invited and have nice adventures. Donald in Numberland. New York: Rae D. Henkle Co. Interesting as one of the five books with which the Haders began their long career and also as an imaginative math fantasy.

Since he is paying no attention at all to his arithmetic, Donald is swept into Numberland by the number people. There he learns how to work with numbers and begins to enjoy the process. Lively 20's pictures in blue, black and hot pink throughout. Fair; because the loose spine paper has been glued down for 2" making it stiff to open, edges worn and corners worn through, small margin tears, paper clean but aging. Hilda and her Doll. I assume this is a second printing because the first, at U of Ohio, was stamped in gilt, black, and red on blue cloth whereas this is stamped in gilt and black only.

Hilda played happily in her Granada, West Indies home, unaware that she was soon to be sent thousands of miles away, to France, to school. Her father felt the experience of "finding her level" would be good for her character, but for a long time she was miserable at school. Her classmates teased her for the wonderful gift her nurse had given her, a beautiful handmade West Indian doll. The international flavour of this book keeps it from being a Sunday School tract. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. London: F. A nice little copy with good colour and a paste-on plate, in gift condition.

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The Chunkies' Adventures. London: Humphrey Milford; n. Orange cloth with stamped black borders and large plate of policeman leading Chunky children and dog, white endpapers with Chunky people, 5 col plates; 8. Round Chunky children decide to take the horse and go out to visit their uncle by themselves. Quite cheerful and funny writing. One of a hard to find series by the author of the Peek-a-boos. Chunkies title list. Front plate and plates in lovely condition, large jacket illustration and pages nice; unclipped, no price.

Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov 1, Cloth backed full coloured plaid paper boards with smiling dog head, Comic events in the life of a happy-go-lucky dog of uncertain breed with many drawings, half in colour. G; bottom edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers edgeworn with six inch closed tear, spine soiled and bumped, interior slightly toned at margins but nice.

Les Gourmandises de Charlotte. BimK ; preface by M. Edouard Pailleron. Yellow cloth backed green glazed boards with vignettes of Charlotte: tiny, overstuffed, and healed; on the back, Zozor, the pug, sitting in a cracked sugar egg; 8. Charlotte, a rather spoiled little girl of four years, decides she will eat nothing but sweets. As the doctor predicts, she becomes smaller and smaller, going through all sorts of adventures until at last she reforms and vows to eat everything in sight. That doesn't work either, and she resolves at last to eat a healthy diet.


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Wonderful pictures of a stubborn little girl in her elegant surroundings. Written very amusingly by a young mother. Samary was also an actress in the Comedie Francaise and a subject of Renoir's paintings; she suffered a violent death at the age of Job's charming paintings are in a lighter style similar to Boutet de Monvel. G -; boards and spine are worn, bottom corners bent, darkened and soiled, binding is loose with threads showing, paper darkening a bit, but clean and flat; dark foxing on one spread from an inserted paper, now gone; in general, read and reread but treated with care.

Scull, ; both outside covers are "Good Times for the Home," 4to; sample pages of all five books bound as one volume with their front boards, containing photos, chromolithos, drawings, the whole being about 1" thick. Salesman's sample dummy. Quite a view of turn-of-the-century home entertainment! Nursery Rhymes from Bohemia. New York: Robert M. Szalatnay, translator, New York, ; verses by Anna V. Winslow; blue cloth backed blue paper boards with large yellow mums in vase containing title; yellow green bordered endpapers with basket of flowers in center, 9.

Little rhymes, some of which must be traditional, on brightly bordered pages with intricate bordered illustrations of traditional country life in primary colours. See illus inside front cover. VG; rubs to white on board edges and corners and very slight scuffing near edges, else very bright and clean. What perfect illustrations for Sophie, a lively, hot-tempered, greedy little girl living a privileged life in France almost two hundred years ago! Sophie found herself in the midst of many woes of her own making, like the time she decided to salt her mother's goldfish and cut them in little slices.

VG; light even soil on soft white paper boards, corners very bumped and worn through, all else clean and flat. Lothrop, , 1st edition. Green cloth elaborately stamped, gilt titles and children, red accents; pp. A pretty edition of this series about a poor but contented family. Very Good VG ; clean, slight bumps to extremities. Willie Winkie's Nursery Songs of Scotland.

Silsbee has made available verses written for Scottish children a few years previously, trying to retain "the racy terseness so often weakened by a translation. VG; pencil inscription, large bookplate of a owner, shiny area on spine, perhaps from his cataloguing label, wear to corners and espc spine ends, pages darkening a bit, tight, straight, and clean. Cornelli, a Story of the Swiss Alps. Stork with an introduction by Charles Wharton Stork. Red cloth with quarter buff back and stamped gold children, teg, with 14 tipped in col plates as issued on buff mats, light grey endpapers with decorated borders and small pictures, 4 different spreads of light green page decorations; pp.

Mademoiselle Pimbeche. Paris: J. Delightful, large illustrations tell the story of an unbearably bossy and fussy little girl, who is sent to live in the countryside for a week by her wise mother. Though she resists at first, she becomes a simple and natural child. Stahl ends with a plea to send the poor children of Paris on country vacations. A Child's Garden of Verses.

Red cloth boards with large white panel with children on parade, blue and white border, yellow edges all around, 8. A familiar volume in the 40's and 50's. Very lively pictures, many in bright, flat colour. Little Tommy Stuffin. Staunton, VA: Schultz, An amusing fabric binding that appears stuffed, with a plate with red-haired Tommy on it. No interior illustrations. Stories from Old Fashioned Children's Books. London: Leadenhall Press, , 1st edition. Navy cloth with gilt picture and title, top edge gilt, small 8vo: pages including ads. Reproductions of earlier little books. Bratri Mravenci, pravdive vypsani mnoha probehu ze zivota broucku motylu a mravencu.

Many intricate drawings of real and fantastic insects, finely decorated capitals. VG; edges of boards worn, white cover darkening, as is paper inside, however flat and clean. Vrabec Tulak, pravdive vpsani ze zivota ptaku. Extraordinary paintings by the Slovak? The stories, by a well know author of tales, seem to be about bird society, with dressed and outfitted birds with the expressions of wild birds.

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A wonderful book for a bird lover, even if your Czech is nonexistent. VG; edgewear to white underlay, and some rubbing, paste-on plate clean, pages browning but clean and flat, a few pages near the back have top corners bumped, which does affect the margin of one plate. Rainy Day Pastimes. Boston: The Page Company, ; beveled boards with stamped red, black, and maroon titles and picture of a little girl looking at a book, JWS initials ; 7. Over illustrations, diagrams. An excellent classroom or homeschool resource, originally written for teachers and parents.

The many straw and card necklaces, cut snowflakes, stencils, bead weavings and paper woven borders in this book have passed out of use and the patterns are no longer available. They would be great ways to insert a little art and design into the math or NCLB writing classroom. G -; name, cream boards very darkened and soiled, corner tips and spine ends worn through cloth, handling soil on prelims, spine dark, two half inch margin tears, otherwise this is all flat and clean, secure in binding. Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances. George C.

Curtis, Ltd. Tan cloth with pasted-on plate of couple in boat surrounded by gilt and brown stamped frame, teg, w. The Book of the Animal Kingdom; Mammals. London: Dent and New York: Dutton, Embossed gold, white, and blue stamped polar bear on olive boards; pp. Fourteen coloured and plain plates chiefly from photographs of the living animals.

VG; bottom edge of spine worn through, top spine rubbed, foxed area on front endpaper, tissue guards present, clean copy. Nestlings of Forest and Marsh. Chicago: A. Green cloth boards with stamped picture, black birch outline and white nestlings, 12 full page photogravure and many illustrations from photos in text; 5. Nature stories of nests and nestlings, not necessarily meant for children, written from the experiences of the author and her husband in the countryside north of Chicago. VG; pail one inch spot on back. The Toys' Adventures at the Zoo.

NY: Macmillan, , 1st. Little Elephant. A charming little book! Told in the first person by the little elephant, whose life revolves around his great mother. With expressive pictures on every page above the short text; four coloured pictures, incld frontis. G; beautiful, large inscription, boards evenly soiled, a 1" in spot, corners and spine worn, endpapers foxed and soiled, pages clean.

A collection of humane and amusing observations on parenthood and small children, written by a father; a Swedish classic.

Stephen's Light. Holt, , 1st; pp. A young Renaissance woman defies tradition and wins independence in the world of commerce. Light in the Mountain. Knopf, , 1st. An epic of Maori life spanning the lives of two women. Freddie's Feet. London: Hamilton, , 1st.

A shorter book for young readers, set in the Victorian period. Melinda Takes a Hand. Morrow, , 1st; pp. A comical story of the old West. When Melinda's sister breaks off her engagement, both girls are stranded in Goldendale, Colorado until they can earn enough money to get home. Turn Homeward, Hannalee. One of two thousand Georgia textile workers shipped North by the Union Army to work in Yankee mills, Hannalee courageously makes her way back to Georgia in the face of the horrors of war. Although Roderick would rather be a meadowlark, he thoughtfully takes over responsibility when he is needed.

The Pedant and the Shuffly. New York: Macmillan, , 1st; 79 pp. The author's second book; lots of nonsense! Susan and the Butterbees.

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NY: Longman, Green and Co. Susan Butterbee led an orderly life until one day on the beach she met a fairy disguised as a lobsterman, She had one reasonable wish: an uncle. But the fairy turned 47 nearby sandpipers into 47 uncles! They hopped around trying to please her. The Good Friends. Viking, , 1st; blue plaid boards with plate; pp. The Hicks animals are full of personality and form a loving family group. When Mr.

Hicks has to go to the hospital and leave them, Mary tries her hardest to keep them together. Ten full page and many small drawings by Paull. The Wind and Arabella. NY: Oxford University Press, , 1st std; blue cloth boards, 8x8. Arabella, a rather straight laced raffia garden doll, comes to live with Lucy and her Aunt Phebe.

She wants to be useful in the colourful garden, but with the wind and the animals, it's a rough life. It may be better to be a doll after all. Naughty Children. Dutton, , 1st; red cloth boards with a little drawing of tea-time, jacket with people looking at life sized picture books featuring naughty children; 8vo; pp.

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Stories of "mischief, only worse", over short, funny selections from a wide variety of authors: Dylan Thomas, Mrs. Sherwood, G. A good read! Family Sabbatical. NY: Viking,, 1st sd; yellow cloth boards with family sightseeing, 8vo, two colour jacket has family on street in front of French hotel; pp; sequel to Family Grandstand.

They meet a real princess, loose a precious doll, and find their dear Mademoiselle again. Based a sabbatical taken by Brink's own family. Seasons of the Briar Oxford University Press, , 1st; pp. An early book by a beloved Australian author, known for her good humoured and exciting realistic fiction. In this book, a group of boys in a weed spraying unit in isolated South-West Tasmania cope with disaster.

A Spell is Cast Little Brown, , stated 1st; teal cloth boards with unicorn, 8vo, teal jacket with Cory looking at Unicorn; pp. Cory's tiny silver unicorn helps her unlock the mystery of her family and their house overlooking the Pacific. A nice copy of one of Cameron's California fantasies. Commonwealth of California Award.

Julia and the Hand of God. Dutton, , 1st. Here Julia, at twelve, has lunch with her uncle in San Francisco, and he gives her a blank journal, "The Book of Strangeness. The Fair American. Sally, now about twelve and living on the peaceful family farm in Maine, sails with her Aunt Deborah and her ship captain uncle to France. On her one trip ashore, she manages to rescue Pierre, a young orphaned refugee from the Revolution. Maiden Crown. Houghton, Mifflin Co, , 1st.

Sophie leaves her Russian homeland and journeys to Denmark with enthusiasm for her new life, but she refuses to become a pawn of the court. A novel based on the 12th century Scandinavian ballad of Valdemar and Tove. Marathon Looks at the Sea. Houghton, Mifflin, Co, , 1st; pp. A fictional account of the battle of Marathon. Follett, , 1st; pp.


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