In I discussed evidence that suggests grammar teaching does not lead to an improvement in children’s writing. Although it seems implausible that grammar teaching would not be positively correlated with writing outcomes, there’s a lot of evidence that is strongly suggestive that what I prefer to believe may not in fact actually be true.
77 LeFuel, editeur. Almanach dedie aux Dames pour l'an 1828. Paris: LeFuel chez Delaunay, 1828, white leather with fine gilt borders and spine, gilt all around; short ribbon marker; in similar gilded leather sleeve, with 160 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; 4.6x3" or 7.5x12 cm; 164 pp + scrapbook. An elegant little volume in a rare matching sleeve.
G+/G -; box sleeve; the spine of the book is darkened and cracked on the joint from inserting it into the sleeve, some foxing in center section, otherwise all is fine, probably unread; the sleeve has darkened and there is a 2" portion of a cup ring. $95
Kids can never have an excuse not to practice their writing skills.
187 Lamplugh, Lois. Falcon's Tor. London: Deutsch, 1984, 1st, pictorial boards. A time shift novel in which Aiden becomes Arthur, the son of a rich family in England in 1915; his new brother is going to the trenches. Wonderful view of the home front in WWI.
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262 Bible (Haubensak-Tellenbach) /Erna Emhardt. The Story of Noah's Ark (Arche Noah). Crown, 1983/1977, 1st Am; translated from the German; coloured pictorial boards, decorated endpapers, 11.5x10; 22 pp. Detailed primitive paintings of the animals.
VG+/NF; inscription. $42
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261 Bible (Farber, Norma.) /Antonio Frasconi. How the Left-Behind Beasts Built Ararat. NY: Walker, 1978, 1st; 8x10.5, np. What happened to the animals left behind? Striking woodcuts.
NF/VG; dw sticker stain on front and small pull tear. $28
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260 Bible (Baynes, Pauline) /PB. Noah and the Ark. Holt, 1988, 1st Am; 9x11, np. Text from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, with finely drawn illustrations.
VG/VG; board edges rubbed, in dw with half inch tear and wear along top. $18
Personally, I disagree with their ideas.
264 Biro, Val /VB. Gumdrop: The Adventures of a Vintage Car. Follett, 1967/1966, 1st US. Pink cloth, 7.75x9.75; 24 pp Gumdrop is a real car, an Austin Clifton Twelve-Four, lovingly restored by Biro and his wife. The author imagines wildly funny adventures that could have happened to Gumdrop before the Biros found him! Interior and engine diagrams on eps.
G+/VG; very clean cloth boards, spine cocked making half inch slit in a spine crease, in clean dw with edgewear to extremities and light top edge wear. $26
So I will let it alone and talk about the house.
259 Bible /George Kraus. The Lord's Prayer. Simon & Schuster, Windmill, 1970, 1st. A little boxed book with pictures of the traditional Amish.
VG/F/F; box has rubs and 1" long pull tear on back. $25