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Category: All Categories: Children's and Juvenile Books: Rare Children's Books
306 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
[Anna Sewell]; illustrated by John R. Neill.  
Black Beauty (Little Lame Prince).

Publisher: Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1908..
First Edition thus 12mo, about 7 inches tall, in red paper covered boards decorated in gray and black with a circular color pastedown. One of the publisher's "Children's Red Books" series, this being the fourth. The "Little Lame Prince" is not noted on the cover or title page. 58 pages plus 3 pages of publisher ads. Illustrated by 16 full page color plates (8 in each story) by John R. Neill, best known for his work on Baum's Oz books. A relatively cheaply made series so it is unusual to find these in good condition. This one is quite nice with a bit of light edge wear and minor fading to the spine ends. The inside is clean, bright and sound. The scarce dustjacket is quite degraded but the cover isn't bad: chips and pieces missing from the front panel amounting to perhaps 2 square inches; the spine is missing about 2 inches from the bottom; the rear panel is missing a large piece - about 20% of the total; the rear flap is missing entirely. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good in Poor Dustjacket

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2.
[Authors Various] Illustrated by: Illustrated by C. Lovat Fraser  
Nurse Lovechild's Legacy : Being a Mighty Fine Collection of the Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes, Embellished by C. Lovat Fraser for the Poetry Bookshop

Publisher: Poetry Bookshop; London: 1922.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 63 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small format (5 x 7 1/2 inches) 127 x 182 mm. Black cloth over spine, red boards, laid rag paper throughout, 54 nursery rhymes, both familiar and obscure, illustrated with interesting, concise b/w line drawings. ; States 'New Edition', seventh thousand, 1922.; Gift note dated 1941 penned on front endpaper. Upper edge sunned, cloth frayed at crown. Light foxing throughout. Binding tight. Scarce.

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3.

Thomas Toddles
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Publisher: McLoughlin Bros., Inc., 1927 Springfield, MA.
Book. Book condition: Fair to Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall This is the second title of McLoughlin's The Toddles Boys' Series for young readers. It is written in verse. 16 pages. "Shaped" hardcover (see photo). Book is in FAIR condition; wear to cover along spine. The illustrations in the book have been colored by a child using crayon.

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4.

ABC of Nursery Rhymes: Mounted on Linen
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Publisher: McLoughlin Bros., NY, 1890.
Good with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. 1. Soft Cover Publisher's glossy wraps. nd (c1890). Folio. Unpaginated (16 pp). Profusely illustrated in color. Spine extremely worn, pages all but separated, covers moderately worn, unmarked, bright and clear. GOOD. Publisher's Number 1566. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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5.

My ABC Book
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Publisher: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Co., NY, 1923.
Fair with no dust jacket. Soft Cover Publisher's glossy card wraps. Folio. 12 pp. Profusely illustrated in color. Pages separated, covers lightly soiled, very brief gift inscription on final page, otherwise unmarked, all illustrations bright and clean. FAIR. Publisher's No. 611. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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6.

School Pictures Drawn from Life
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Publisher: The Religious Tract Society, 1892 London.
Book. Book condition: Good to Very Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Little Dot Series of Books for Children. No dates is given; an inscription on front endpaper is dated 1892. This is No. 30 of the Little Dot series. The book offers an interesting look at a child's school life in the late 19th century. 62 pages + 16 pages of advertisements for the publisher's children's books. Book is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition. Pictorial cover (see photo); no dust jacket.

Appr.: | AUD 31.02 CAD 29.90 EUR 22.32 GBP 16.13 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 290.70 

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7.

The Playmates' Story Book: Pictures, Tales and Sketches for Boys and Girls
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Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, 0 New York.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Undated; ca. late 1800s. This is a children's story book with short stories and poems for young readers. Very well illustrated with numerous black-and-white engravings. One full page, full-color plate. Not paginated. Book is in FAIR condition. Excessive wear; front endpaper missing; binding weakened, but text pages are complete. No dust jacket.

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8.

Hide and Seek in Happytland: A Picture Book for Little Folk
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Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Company, 0 Chicago, IL.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Brilliant Series. A nice collection of children's stories and poems. Illustrations (in both color and black and white) on every page. Not paginated. Book is in GOOD condition; expected wear for a book of this age and genre, but wear is not excessive. Pictorial cover; no dust jacket.

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9.

The Child's Cabinet: A Christmas and New Year's Present
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Publisher: Jeremy L. Cross, 1833 New Haven, CT.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall "'Mingle the useful with the agreeable, ' is a rule which applies to every subject, and to persons of every description. All utility and no pleasure, is like all work and no play; and is hardly preferable to its opposite, an engrossing desire for amusement, without any regard to real advantage. This rule, we say, is applicable to all. Yet there is perhaps a class whose case it meets with most exactness - those who naturally love play; who, beyond all others, are anxious to secure the pleasure which each object may afford, but forget to look whether it possesses any thing of value. To benefit and interest such as these, the Child's Cabinet has been undertaken. It is particularly designed for the perusal of the middle classes in sabbath schools, who have made some progress in the instruction there given, yet have not engaged in the more mature studies of bible classes. The pieces are chiefly in the form of narrations - that form being the best calculated to fix the attention. The subjects, throughout the work, are arranged under distinct heads, or departments. Care has been taken, to give a sufficient variety of departments and subjects, and to intersperse them in such a way, as to add to their interest. Among the departments, there is one on Natural History, and one on Missions; both of which subjects, it is apprehended, are too seldom urged upon the attention of children and youth. In all the pieces strict regard has been had to morality; and wherever it would not seem to have been done by force, pious reflections have been introduced. A large proportion of the articles are selected; some are original, and have been written expressly for this work. It has been thought unnecessary to give credit in every instance of selection, as the parts selected are generally mere extracts, and brief. We commit this little book to those who are interested in its object, and trust they will find it an acceptable, instructive and useful new year's gift." Illustrated with engravings. 156 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. No dust jacket.

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10.

Uncle Wip and His Friends: Stories of How They Live and What They Do in Castle Broadcast, Their Home in the Sky
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Publisher: Gimbel Brothers Publishers, 1924 New York.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall This is a child's book of adventure/fantasy stories about Uncle Wip and a variety of amazing characters. 8 full-page illustrations in full color; numerous illustrations in black and white. 155 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition; only minor wear to cover; binding tight; text pages clean with no discoloration. Pictorial "paste-on" cover; no dust jacket.

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11.
Aflalo, F.G., Illustrator: N. Parker (illustrations).  
OUR AGREEABLE FRIENDS.
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Publisher: London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited no date [circa 1911]..
Anthology of numerous vignettes involving animals divided up into six parts: "Take Care", "Dinner Time", "The Ring of Battle", "Our Companions", "Mothers" and "Various". 300p: colour illustrated title-page + 7 full-page colour illustrations and 31 full-page black/white illustrations + chapter headpieces; 20cm. Index. 781g. Near Very Good ex-library (spine sticker removed, stamp front endpaper, rear pocket; cloth slightly soiled, edges slightly worn, front hinge weak, text block secure). No dustjacket. Brown cloth hardcover with dark brown titles and illustration. Book condition: Near Very Good ex-library. Jacket condition: no dj.

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12.
Alcott, Louisa M.  
Poppies and Wheat.

Publisher: Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1900..
First Edition thus First published in "A Garland For Girls" in 1888, but this is the first separately published edition. BAL 230. Duodecimo, about 7.5 inches tall, in green cloth decorated with poppies in red, dark green and gilt. 54 pages plus 2 pages of ads, 3 illustrations on coated paper. Previous owner Christmas gift note on the front endpaper. Two pairs of facing pages have small areas of soiling. Otherwise, the inside is clean and soundly bound. The covers are bright but modestly edgeworn, and the spine ends have lost surface color. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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13.
Aldin, Cecil.  
Ratchatcher to Scarlet.

Publisher: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, No date [1926]..
First Edition Quarto, about 10.75 inches tall, in black cloth lettered in red with red and white fox on front cover. 123 pages with 14 full page illustrations that have a splash of red to give interest to the black and white (the red being the fox, the hounds or the hunter's coat), and many smaller drawings. The wonderful illustrator of dogs instructs the young on the process of fox hunting. Interior is clean and sound. The covers are modestly edgeworn and the corners are turned with the upper front showing a noticeable bump. The spine lettering is quite dull but readable. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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14.
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.  
The Story of a Bad Boy. Complete Authorized Edition.

Publisher: NY, Blue Ribbon Books [1913]. 'Famous Books for Young Americans. A Burt Book'.
278 p., illus. incl. color front. First appeared serially in 1869 in Our Young Folks magazine. "Lest the title should mislead the reader, I hasten to assure him here that I have no dark confessions to make. I call my story the story of a bad boy, partly to distinguish myself from those faultless young gentlemen who generally figure in narratives of this kind, and partly because I really was not a cherub. I may truthfully say I was an amiable, impulsive lad, blessed with fine digestive powers, and no hypocrite. I did not want to be an angel.." Red cloth, paper front-cover & spine labels; minor wear; VG. Stock#24766.

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15.
Alger, Horatio Jr.  
Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York With the Boot-Blacks.

Publisher: Boston: Loring, 1868..
First Edition, First printing Hardback 12mo, almost 7 inches tall, in green cloth, blind stamped on covers, decorated title and figure on spine in gilt. 296 pages. Alger's illusive first "rags to riches" story. First state with "Fame and Fortune" announced for December and Dick alone on the decorative title page. A nice copy in collectible condition, soundly bound although there is professional repair to a cracked front endpaper. Covers have modest extremity wear with front cover tips showing through and a little fraying to spine ends with a tiny chip at head of spine. The top edge is moderately darkened. The spine title is bright and readable although the figure of Dick is dulled a bit. Previous owner name stamped on front pastedown, and penciled Christmas gift note (1868) on front free endpaper. The front pastedown and the edges of the front free endpaper are significantly toned from glue transfer. There are very occasional light spots of foxing, and a series of twelve pages well into the book show a brown spot from a burn, which lighten as one moves away from the center of those pages, but no burn holes even to the obvious start. Perhaps a long list of faults, but none that significantly diminish the condition of the book. Hardcover Hardcover Very good

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16.
Andersen, Hans Christian, 1805-1875. Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888  
Hans Andersen's Story Book with a Memoir by Mary Howitt
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Publisher: NY, C. S. Francis & Boston, J. H. Francis, 1849.
vi, [2], 9-175, [3], 7-187, [3], 9-165, [9] p., [4] leaves of plates, illus.; 16.5 cm. Added illustrated title-page with imprint: Published by C.S. Francis & Co., New York. Frontispiece portrait of Hans Christian Andersen, first leaf of plates. Engraved on wood by Benjamin Childs "from a painting by Carl Hartmann." Publisher's advertisements, [8] p. at end. Contents: Memoir of Hans C. Andersen by Mary Howitt; A Picture-book without pictures, and other stories; Shoes of fortune: Snow-queen, etc.; Thirteen new stories: and address to young readers. Bound in green cloth with horizontal maroon stripes, gold & blind tooled; recased by Hollis Bedell. Many spots in the text, which is basically sound. Stock#OB965.

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17.
Andersen, Hans Christian; edited by Svend Larsen; translated by R.P. Keigwin.  
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales [World=Edition Complete].

Publisher: Odense Denmark: Flensted, 1970..
Reprint ISBN: 8770100373 Four volumes, 24mo, about 5.75 inches (15 cm) tall, in bright red leather decorated in gilt. 394, 368, 368 and 397 pages respectively. Illustrated by Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich from the original illustrations in the Andersen Museum. Top edges gilt. A deluxe edition of the complete fairy tales in the original box which is very lightly edgeworn. All volumes unworn and probably unread, in original clear mylar jackets. About as nice a package of the complete fairy tales as you'll see. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in Fine Dustjackets

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18.
Anderson, Alexander, with Evert A. Duyckinck Illustrated by: Illustrated by Alexander Anderson  
Illustrations of Mother Goose Melodies : Designed and Engraved on Wood

Publisher: Charles L. Moreau; N. Y. : 1873.
Good+ with no dust jacket Limited Edition Hardcover 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Ex-Library; Green cloth, title label on spine, 17 rarely-published rhymes with 17 beautiful but small wood engravings. No tunes. Front blank page inscribed to noted historian and illustrator Benson J. Lossing Esq. (1813-1891) dated NY June 12, 1873, and SIGNED by printer-publisher. ; Privately printed. Publisher's catalog page states Analectic Press. Page 10 states limited edition of 50 copies, 'No. 39' added in red ink. ; Library pocket and tag on rear endpapers. Dewey decimal number on heel. Cloth chipped at crown. Light foxing throughout. Binding tight. Very scarce. ; Wood engraving

Appr.: | AUD 198.51 CAD 191.39 EUR 142.86 GBP 103.23 JPY 16,000.00 MXN 2,000.00 ZAR 1,860.47 

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19.
Anderson, Anne, Illustrated by: Anderson, Anne  
The Sleeping Beauty

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons New York, NY 1928.
40 pp, light green-light blue papercovered boards w/color wraparound illustration, green-wht illustrated endpapers, the book is in the original clamshell box, the box has three color illustrations, (one on bottom of the box, one on inside top of the box & third on the top of the box), then on the inside of the bottom of the box is a list of Anne Anderson Beauty Books. There were six in the series. The classic story of sleeping beauty and how everyone in the palace falls asleep when the Princess pricks her finger on the fairy spindle. The castle is surrounded by briar-Rose hedge. The box has been professionally repaired, the book has slight rubbing to the edges & corners. No Jacket/good Box Hard Cover Very Good 12mo - over 7" to 7-1/2" Tall

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20.
Andrew, John  
Elsie Wood: A Story for Girls
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Publisher: D. Lothrop & Co., 1872 Boston, MA.
Book. Book condition: Fair to Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall "Elsie Wood" is a nice story about a young girl of 9 or 10 who tends to procrastinate. It is followed by a second short novelette for children entitled "Forgiven". Each story is 54 pages long with a frontispiece and engraved illustration. 108 pages. Book is in FAIR to GOOD condition; a bit more wear to cover that we prefer; some soiling to pages. No dust jacket.

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21.
Anonymous  
STORIES FOR PLAYHOUR
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson New York N.D..
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Previous owner's name. Edgewear; Victorian Children's Book ; B&W Illustrations; Unpaginated pages

Appr.: | AUD 37.22 CAD 35.89 EUR 26.79 GBP 19.35 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 375.00 ZAR 348.84 

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22.
Anonymous [June Lathrop Johnson].  
THE PEEK-A-BOOS AMONG THE BUNNIES.
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Publisher: McLoughlin Bros. [Springfield, MA]. No date. (1929: McLoughlin Bros.).
Unpaginated [47pp.]. 12mo. Illustrated glossy boards. Illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece + 5 other color plates, 21 b/w plates, and 6 b/w cuts. McLouglin No. 2210. Illustrations are unsigned & unattributed. Spine extremes heavily bumped & worn with spine cover missing; remainder of spine worn with many creases & a small section of the cover missing; pages slightly toned; 4 leaves have a tear on the bottom edge o/w Good, i. e. obvious signs of use with no major defects.

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23.
Anonymous.  
Vain Little Vic and Other Stories.

Publisher: Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., No date (ca. 1885)..
No Edition Indicated Squarish octavo in pictorial paper covers boards backed by blue cloth. Unpaginated, about 40 pages, illustrated by Victorian style engravings of children and animals. A nicely illustrated Victorian book for small children with stories that seem, for the most part, to miss making the point that is being advanced. Covers are moderately edgeworn with wear to the boards at tips, and slightly bowed. Gift note inside for Christmas, 1883, in pencil. Hinges intact, but rear hinge starting. Otherwise clean. Hardcover Hardcover Very good -

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24.
Anonymous.  
Echoes From Storyland.

Publisher: New York: McLoughlin Brothers, No date (ca. 1890)..
No Edition Indicated Beige cloth spine lettered in red on white paper covered boards illustrated by a chromolithograph of a very pretty Little Red Riding Hood front and back. Unpaginated, about 60 pages with 24 color illustrations, mostly full page, and many other black and white drawings, some full page. Beautifully illustrated Victorian children's book with excellent chromolithography typical of the publisher during this period. It contains several classical tales, among them, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Robinson Crusoe, a collection of Nursery Rhymes, and Pauline and the Matches (a gruesome story we've never noted outside of the Slovenly Peter collection). Moderate soiling to the covers; edge wear with corners rounded and worn to the boards. Floral endpapers notably browned, but the text toned only very lightly. A couple of the illustrations are a bit out-of-register. Hardback octavo Hardback octavo Very good

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25.
Ballantyne, R. M.  
The Robber Kitten
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Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons, 1874 London.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall This is a delightful children's book from the last half of the nineteenth century. Illustrated with black-and-white engravings; color frontispiece. 69 pages. Book is in FAIR condition; spine repaired with tape; foxing; binding still tight. No dust jacket.

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26.
Ballard, J. P. Mrs. [Julia Perkins (Pratt) Ballard].  
CAUGHT AND FETTERED.
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Publisher: National Temperance Society & Publication House [New York]. 1883. (1878: J. N. Stearns, Publishing Agent)..
267pp. 16mo. Gray cloth with decorative designs in gilt & black on front cover & spine. Tissue-guarded frontispiece & 11 other wood engraved plates by John Andrew (1815 -1870), a British-born illustrator active in Boston & New York in the 2nd half of the 19th C. Julia Perkins Pratt Ballard (1824 - 1894), a descendant of Governor William Bradford the Plymouth Colony, wrote juvenile temperance books containing short stories & poems, a very popular poet who published poems as "Kruna" between 1860 and 1867, and later a noted author of juvenile books on entomology & natural history. The present title is a collection of 71 short stories and poems for children. John Newton Stearn was a prominent temperance advocate and author who became the publishing agent and editor of the National Temperance Society and Publication House. As "Robert Merry," he also founded "Merry's Museum" magazine to which Ms. Ballard contributed. Light wear of corners & spine extremities, a 1" tear along the gutter of the front free endpaper, a tear down half of one page on the spine side, top edge dusty o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. NOTE: The gilt in the cartcouche on the front cover is actually uniform & in mint condition, but appears less so in the photo.

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27.
Bannerman, Grimm Brothers, Anderson, Moore, Potter with Intro by Baum, L. Frank, Illustrated by: Hardy, E. S. & Neill, J  
Christmas Stocking Series

Publisher: Reilly & Britton Co. Chicago, IL 1905.
Collection of six books w/red papercovered boards w/green lettering & green deco on front board, front boards also have color pastedown illustration, the books are housed in a custom made leather covered slipcase with individual sleeves for each book. The slipcase is made to look like six leatherbound books side by side w/gilt lettering & deco. Five of the books are dated 1905 with The Story of Peter Rabbit dated 1911. The six titles are: "Little Black Sambo", "Fairy Tales from Andersen", "Fairy Tales from Grimm", "Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty", "The Night before Christmas", and "The Story of Peter Rabbit". Pictus Orbis Sambo - pg 209. some wear & chipping to the spines of the boards. No Jacket/Near Fine Slipcase Hard Cover Good+ 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

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28.
Barbour, Ralph Henry  
LOVELL LEADS OFF
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Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Co. New York NY 1928.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear; 236 pages

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29.
Barrie, J. M. Illustrated by: Illustrated by Roy Best  
Peter Pan Picture Book, the : The Picture Story is Based on the Play of the Same Name

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company; Racine, Wisc: 1931.
Fair Hardcover 88 pages; Folio (13") 33 cm; Large format, brown cloth over spine, color illustrated boards, green illustrated endpapers, 88 unnumbered pages, 24 full-color ilustrations. Also includes 4 tunes with piano music, 3 with lyrics. ; Beautifully illustrated by the great Roy Best. ; Quite worn, edges of boards chipped, one small aggressive pencil scribble on rear cover, not affecting illustration or text. Some foxing here and there, none excessive. Binding tight.

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30.
Barth, Christian Gottlieb translated from the German by E. Gerfen [Christian Gottlob Barth]  
Cuff, the Negro Boy: A Story for Children

Publisher: no publishing information given, undated..
103pp. hardback 12mo in pictorial boards with cloth spine strip: fair/no dj [a worn & fragile but complete copy] A circa late 19th, early 20th century English printing of the original 1841 Stuttgart edition by the German writer Barth (1799-1862).

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31.
Beckerman, Arthur.  
WHEN THE BEEZLES GOT THE MEASLES.
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Publisher: Allied Publications, Inc. [Fort Lauderdale, FL]. No date. (1964)..
36pp. + author's bio. Extra tall 8vo. Illustrated yellow cloth. Illustrated by Louise & Jack Myers. 'a margaret harold publication'. Corners & spine extremes worn, child's lettering in crayon on back cover, front pastedown & back free endpapers have large scribbles done with a black marker, endpaper gutters have tanning from paste action, lower corner of pages 5/6 is missing a 2 1/2' x 3 1/2' section with no loss of text, 3 pages have a little crayoning, and a 4th (the 'About The Author' page) has heavy crayoning over the author's photo; o/w Good, i. e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. Photos show all noted defects.

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32.
Bell, Thelma Harrington Illustrator: Illustrated by Corydon Bell  
BLACK FACE
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Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. Garden City, NY 1931.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. DJ is missing small piece at bottom edge of spine. Previous owner's name. ; Unpaginated pages

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33.
Bemelmans, Ludwig, Illustrated by: Bemelman, Ludwig  
Madeline and the Bad Hat

Publisher: The Viking Press New York, NY 1957.
54 pp, red cloth covered boards w/black lettering, w/black illustration on front cover, color illustrated endpapers that show the Cathedral of Notre Dame as seen from one of the quais, full-color dj illustrated front & back w/wht spine w/black lettering. The title page has full-color illustration of a youth with barbells and a statue of a lion, in white. The illustrations in the book are differend parts of the city of Paris. The Spanish Ambassador moved in next door to Madeline and the eleven little girls. Bemelmans A25a(bis) The book was the winner of the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award. First Edition Very Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall

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34.
Bemelmans, Ludwig, Illustrated by: Bemelman, Ludwig  
Madeline and the Gypsies

Publisher: The Viking Press New York, NY 1959.
56 pp, mint green linen-weave cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine & w/black illustration of an equestrienne standing on a horse on the front cover, glossy color illustrated dj of two people riding a horse w/red spine w/wht-blk lettering, yellow illustrated back panel, color illustrated endpapers. The endpapers are illustrated w/full-color illustration of Le Pont d"Avignon at springtime. The title page shows clown balancing two acrobats upon a bicycle balanced on a high wire attached to a table. Bemelmans A26a(bis). Pepito, the son of the Spanish Ambassador invites Madeline and the other girls to the Gyspy Carnival. Madaline and Pepito are left at the top of the ferris wheel when a storm comes up. First Edition Very Good+ Hard Cover Near Fine 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall

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35.
Blackie and Son  
BLACKIE'S EASY STORY BOOK Pictures and Stories for Little Folk
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Publisher: Blackie & Son Ltd. London N.D..
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Some pages have wear at edges. Previous owner's name. ; Wonderful Victorian illustrations by Louis Wain, Agnes Richardson, Harold Earnshaw, A. E. Kennedy and others. ; Color and b/w Illustrations; Unpaginated pages

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36.
Bourgeois, Florence Illustrator: Illustrated by Author  
MOLLY AND MICHAEL
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Publisher: Doubleday Garden City, NY 1936.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. Previous owner's name. ; B&W and color Illustrations; Unpaginated pages

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37.
Boylan, Grace Duffie.  
YAMA YAMA LAND: Where Everything is Different.
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Publisher: Reilly & Britton [Chicago]. No date. (1909: M. Witmark & Sons. Entered at Stationers Hall, London, Eng. All rights reser.
199, [200]pp. sm4to. Brownish red cloth with color-illustrated pastedown on the front cover & a 'YAMAYAMA Series' figural trademark in red, green & black on the back cover. The spine is lettered black & decorated with red & green triangles. Frontispiece + 13 other chromolithographic plates including 2 double-page plates illustrated by Edgar Keller. Further illustrated with many b/w and 2 & 3-color cuts by Keller. Illustrated endpapers. All edges & corners worn; cloth around pastedown a little faded; heavy wear to spine extremes, but no fraying; pastedown has edge wear, light soiling, a few scattered faint stains & scratches; edges of the textblock browned; very occasional faint illustration ghosts, small stain spots, and finger smudges in margins on some interior pages other than the plates - none of which are seriously detractive.

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38.
Bradley, Gertrude and Amy Mark Illustrator: Illustrated by Authors  
NEW PICTURES IN OLD FRAMES Being a Book of Verse for Girls & Boys Writtenin Old French Forms
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Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall, & Company London 1894.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Previous owner's name. Edgewear, spine covering is missing pieces at top and bottom edge. ; Pictured by GMB, Lettered by AM, written by them Both. ; Unpaginated pages

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39.
Breary, G. E Illustrator: Illustrated by Author  
BUNNIES' BOARDING SCHOOL
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Publisher: George Newnes Ltd London N.D..
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear; Color and b/w Illustrations

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40.
Brink, Carol Ryrie Illustrator: Illustrated by W.T. Mars  
Andy Buckram's Tin Men
 Picture
Publisher: New York 1966.
Good+ in Good dust jacket; Pockets and date slips removed, with resulting paper stuck to endpapers, both front and rear. Dust jacket is in mylar sleeve which is taped to book with the usual tape damage to pages. Part of back jacket flap was cut away to make room for pocket. Stamp on back paste-down has been inked over, as has the one on the title page, and the ink on title page has leaked to the next page a bit. There is also a library stamp on the fore edge, which, fortunately, they forgot to ink over. Wish they had also forgotten to ink over the stamp on the top edge. As far as I can tell without untaping the mylar sleeve, the outside dust jacket is very good except for what might be a small closed tear on the bottom edge and some library labels taped to the mylar sleeve. The library binding is very strong and the pages are all secure and clean except as noted above. Viking Second Printing Hardcover Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Andy Buckram built four tin robots from tin cans, bits of metal and other odds and ends. He gave each a name and special personality. One was a girl -- the rest were male. They were his only mechanical toys and he loved to play with them. One night a terrible storm flooded the countryside, destroying Andy's home and electrifying his robots. Before Andy knew it, he found himself in a leaky boat headed for a deserted island with his four robots, his young friend Sparrow, and his baby cousin as fellow passengers. A remarkable series of adventures follow.

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41.
Brooks, Elbridge  
HEROIC LIFE OF GENERAL U. S. GRANT General of the Armies of the UnitedStates
 Picture
Publisher: Dewolfe, Fiske & Company Boston, MA 1902.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Heroic Series; Color and b/w Illustrations; 48 pages

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42.
Brothers Grimm; illustrated by Voitech Kubasta.  
The Seven Ravens (Japanese language edition)).

Publisher: Prague: Artia, 1967..
No Edition Indicated White cloth spine titled in green and red; pictorial heavy card stock. Original slipcase included. Note an English edition of this was published in 1966 Eight brightly colored double page spreads with pop-ups (three with pulls). All mechanicals operate perfectly. A lesser known Grimm Fairy Tale concerning the disappearance of 7 brothers and the sister's search for them. Titles and captions in Japanese but the the copyright information appearing in the western alphabet on rear cover. A typically nice Kubasta pop-up. Corners a little bumped and turned. The slipcase, constructed with staples, is lightly edge worn but complete and intact. Oblong softcover quarto, about 11 inches wide Oblong softcover quarto, about 11 inches wide Very Good+ in Very Good+ Slipcase

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43.
Brown, Emma E.  
Once Upon a Time : Play Stories for Children (1879)

Publisher: D. Lothrop & Company; Boston: 1879.
Poor with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 274 pages; 16mo (7") 18 cm; Green cloth over spine with gilt lettering and black decor, pictorial boards, decorative initials, small b/w illustrations in text, about 48 full-page b/w illustrations with captions, 49 brief tales and stories. 2 ads in rear for 2 more children's books, each also with b/w illustration. ; 1st edition, no additional printings. Stories are addressed to children named Madge, Robin, Beth, and Percy, who are incorporated into the stories, along with their Aunt Sue, Uncle Joe, nurse Gretna, and Mademoiselle. Illustrators not credited but some illustrations are marked HJR, Kilburn, Lizzie Langer, RB, or Cobb. ; POOR condition. Heavily worn exterior, cloth frayed, boards chipped and dull, foxing and small dampstains throughout, binding almost completely shot. Gift note lightly penciled on front endpaper dated 1936. All pages present and readable. Sold as is.

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44.
Brown, Margaret Wise; illustrated by Jean Charlot.  
Two Little Trains.

Publisher: New York: William R. Scott, Inc., 1949..
First Edition Small squarish quarto, about 9.75 inches tall, in predominantly pink and blue paper covered boards. Unpaginated but about 30 pages illustrated by double page illustrations, six of them in color, and another single page in color, color illustrated endpapers. An inspired pairing of illustrator and author produced a delightful children's picture book. This edition is scarce. The later Harper edition did not have the Charlot illustrations. Clean, bright and soundly bound inside. The covers have light extremity wear and minimal soiling. Lacking dustjacket. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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45.
Brown, Paul.  
MERRYLEGS THE ROCKING PONY.
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons [New York]. 1946. (1946)..
1st edition. Unpaginated. 12mo. Gray cloth with orange-lettered cover & spine. Merrylegs illustrated in orange on front cover. Front & back endpapers illustrated in white against orange. Illustrations throughout by the author in black. white & orange. Covers have light soiling; corners and spine extremes rubbed; pages show light use and age o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO.

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46.
Burgess, Gilett.  
Goops and How To Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues Both by Precept and Example.

Publisher: Philadelphia: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1900..
Later printing Hardback quarto (about 10 inches tall) in pumpkin cloth decorated in black and yellow. Unpaginated (about 125 pages) illustrated by line drawings. The first in a very popular and funny series of books on infants -- table manners, cleanliness, manners, etc. A 27th printing, likely dating from perhaps 1905. Some light soiling inside with light edge and extremity wear to the covers. The rear free endpaper foredge is soiled, chipped and frayed by virtue of being separated from the last leaf, a flaw that has been professionally repaired. Hardcover Hardcover Very good

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47.
Burgess, Thornton (illustrated by Harrison Cady).  
Tommy and the Wishing Stone.

Publisher: New York: Century, 1915..
First Edition Hardback 12 mo (about six inches tall) in pictorial yellowish cloth decorated in red and green. 290 pages with 48 illustrations on glossy paper by Harrison Cady. Not in the Dowhan bibliography which notes only the 1921 Little Brown edition. Nice copy with a sound binding, unmarked inside but for a previous owner name in pencil on the front endpaper and a bit of light soiling here and there. The covers have some light edge wear, but the bottom edge of the back cover is more seriously worn to the boards for about an inch and a half, and may have been nibbled. The spine is moderately darkened making it difficult to read the spine title. Still an attractive copy with all of these problems together having little impact on the overall look. A scarce and early item in this author's large and popular list of titles. Hardcover Hardcover Very good-

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48.
Burgess, Thornton; illustrated by Harrison Cady.  
Little Animal Books.

Publisher: New York: John Eggers, 1917..
First Edition Eight softcover miniatures, about 2.75 inches tall, in a box. Picture and text on front of box, but the box cover has moderate loss of surface material so the title is not readable. The box is otherwise sound and complete. Each book has 12 pages including the covers and all are clean and sound. Softcover Softcover Near Fine in Good Box

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49.
Burnham, Anna  
STORIES AND PICTURES OF WILD ANIMALS
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Publisher: D. Lothrop & Company Boston 1879.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Spine weak and loose. ; B&W Illustrations; Unpaginated pages

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50.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice Illustrated by: Illustrated by Harold Foster  
Illustrated Tarzan Book, The, No. 1 : Picturized from the Novel Tarzan of the Apes, 300 Pictures (Number One)
 Picture
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; N. Y. : 1929.
Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 80 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Green cloth over spine, illustrated boards in green and orange, 80 pages, each page has four b/w line illustrations laid out comic-book style, with a paragraph underneath telling the story. ; Dated 1929. No other dates; however, this publisher often reprinted without modifying the date, so this unit is possibly as late as 1931.; Worn and chipped along all edges, as usual. Gift note on front endpaper neatly done in fountain pen dated 1931. The word 'chump' penciled several times on rear cover, which is otherwise blank. No other marks or writing. Faint smudges to pages here and there. Binding tight. ; Illustrated Tarzan Books Series; Vol. 1

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51.
Calhoun, Mary and Roger Duvoisin, illustrator  
Sweet Patootie Doll

Publisher: Morrow, NY, 1957, hardcover, (G+/G).
Morrow, Morrow Eagle Library Edition, NY, 1957, unpaginated but approx. 32 pages, b&w & two-color illustrations by Roger Duvoisin, EX-LIBRARY COPY with the usual marks, 7.75x 10.25, hardcover, yellow illustrated cloth, the publisher's library binding, minor shelf and corner wear, spine ends lightly rounded, a little light soil on bottom edges from the old dust jacket cover, good dust jacket, had been cut down a quarter of an inch to fit into a library plastic cover, white label on spine, a couple of 3/4 tea spots on front, 3/4 closed tear middle of front edge, dust jacket protected in a new archival plastic cover, endpapers have abrasions and paper remains where old dust jacket cover had been pried up which are mostly covered by the new dust jacket cover, 1-1/2 abrasion on front endpaper where a label had been removed, remains of pocket on rear end paper, a very little, very light soil on a few pages and a few very light, short pen marks, otherwise contents clean and tight, all in all a very nice looking book, book good+ {The adventures of a doll made from a sweet potato!} [ASos1012ABE] 4467 (G+/G)

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52.
Cheever, Mrs. H. A.  
JACKY LEE His Lessons out of School

Publisher: Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society Boston, MA 1891.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Spotting on front cover. Small water stain at edge. Edgewear; 286 pages

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53.
Cheney, Cora Illustrator: Illustrated by Mary Stevens  
RUMPUS ON COMMODORE HILL
 Picture
Publisher: Henry Holt New York 1957.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. ; 125 pages

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54.
Chester, Sarah E.  
Proud Little Dody
 Picture
Publisher: American Tract Society, 1873 New York.
Book. Book condition: Fair to Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Sarah Chester was the author of a number of Christian children's stories for the American Tract Society. This story about a young girl, Dody, is very scarce and difficult to find. Illustrated. 211 pages. Book is in FAIR to GOOD condition; a bit more shelfwear than we like to see; some discoloration to pages. No dust jacket.

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55.
Clare, Helen [Anne Pauline Clarke].  
MERLIN'S MAGIC.
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Publisher: The Bodley Head [London]. 1953. (1953)..
1st edition. 204pp. sm8vo. Pale green cloth with front cover & spine decorated & lettered in red. Dustjacket, illustrated light green endpaper and other illustrations by Cecil Leslie. A rare NOT ex-library copy. Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of use with no significant defects/ DJ [Spine slightly darkened with top missing 1/8' due to wear & bottom a little worn with two 1/8' tears, 1/2' tear along the right side of the spine, 1/2' diagonal tear in the upper right corner & a 1/4' tear on the bottom edge of the front panel, 3/8' tear on the top edge of the back panel, light spots of foxing on the inside of the back panel, a 1/8' wide line of darkening along the top edges of the flaps o/w Very Good (i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects) with unclipped price & protected in a plastic wrapper]. See scan.

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56.
Clare, Helen [Anne Pauline Clarke].  
MERLIN'S MAGIC.
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Publisher: Hamish Hamilton [London]. 1963. (1953)..
1st edition thus. 204pp. sm8vo. Brick red cloth with black-letterd spine. Dustjacket & text illustrations in b/w by Cecil Leslie. A rare NOT ex-library copy. Small, scattered spots of foxing on the top edge of the textblock o/w As New (Pristine)/ DJ [Very Good (i.e.signs of careful use with no significant defects) with unclipped price & protected in a plastic wrapper]. See Scan.

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57.
Clementia (Sister Mary Edward Feehan)  
Uncle Frank's Mary
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Publisher: Benziger Brothers NY 1917.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover First book in the Mary Selwyn series which became so popular that two other, smaller books were later written to explain what led Mary to where she began (prequels). "The Quest for Mary Selwyn" also available. Light soil on boards, top edge "dusty". A very good tight binding which matches the sequel, "The Quest of Mary Selwyn". Mary Selwyn Series; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 265 pages; 26787

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58.
Clementia (Sister Mary Edward Feehan)  
The Quest Of Mary Selwyn Sequel to Uncle Frank's Mary
 Picture
Publisher: Benziger Brothers NY 1917.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover Second book in the Mary Selwyn series which became so popular that two other, smaller books were later written to explain what led Mary to where she began. "Uncle Frank's Mary" (the first book in the series) is also available. Light soil on boards, top edge "dusty". There is a very faint stain along top edge of a few pages in some signatures, but not all, leading me to believe the stain occurred prior to binding. However, there is a stain on rear board that permeates onto rear endpapers. Fade spots on spine. Nevertheless, a very good clean tight binding which matches binding of the first book in the series, "Uncle Frank's Mary". Mary Selwyn Series; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 245 pages; 26788

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59.
Coatsworth, Elizabeth Illustrator: Illustrated by Kurt Wiese  
PIKA AND THE ROSES

Publisher: Pantheon New York NY 1959.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Some wear at edges

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60.
Coatsworth, Elizabeth Illustrator: Illustrated by Robert Lawson  
GOLDEN HORSESHOE

Publisher: Macmillian New York NY 1935.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Some wear at edges owner inscribed

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61.
Coatsworth, Elizabeth, Illustrated by: de Angeli, Marguerite  
Alice All-By-Herself

Publisher: The Macmillan Company New York, NY 1937.
[14], 181 pp, green cloth covered boards w/blu lettering and illustration on the front cover & blu lettering on the spine, blu-white illustrated endpapers. Eight full page illustrations in the text w/the frontispiece being in color, and several chapters having small illustration at the beginning of the chapter. There are poems at the end of the chapters. Alice lives in Maine in an old house that had been built by an ancestor who was a ship captain. Only the kitchen was much older as it had been part of the original house built in the middle of the eighteenth century. Her father brings home a young Indian boy, to stay in the shed chamber. some soiling to the boards, prev owner's bookplate on the recto of the frontispiece. No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good- Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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62.
Coatsworth, Elizabeth, Illustrated by: Foujita  
Night and the Cat

Publisher: The Macmillan Company New York, NY 1950.
(8), 55 pp, quarterbound w/aqua-black cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering w/twelve illustrations in the text, stated first printing. The book contains a collections of poems about cats. Some of the titles are: Meeting by Night, Mother and Daughter, Kettle at Peace, Fireside Kitten, Country Barnyard, The Cat and the Northern Lights, The Yellow Cat, The Kittne, Locked Out, Christmas Eve, Man with Kittens and others. First Thus No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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63.
Cookson, Catherine.  
NANCY NUTALL AND THE MONGREL.
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster [London]. 1990. (1982)..
2nd edition. Unpaginated [32pp.]. sm4to. Glossy, illustrated boards. Illustrations by Gavin Rowe. Hardcover 1st edition of this title in the Simon & Schuster Young Books series. First published in 1982 by Macdonald & Co with illustrations by Caroline Dinan. A few minor indentations on the lower part of the back cover (See photo) o/w As New (Pristine). ISBN 0750002042.

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64.
Cookson, Catherine.  
NANCY NUTALL AND THE MONGREL.
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster [London]. 1991. (1982)..
3rd edition. Unpaginated [32pp.]. sm4to. Glossy, illustrated wraps. Illustrations by Gavin Rowe. This is the 1991 softcover edition of this title in the Simon & Schuster Young Books series, their hardcover edition having been issued in 1990. First published in 1982 by Macdonald & Co with illustrations by Caroline Dinan. A 1/4' long crease on the lower edge of the front cover extending through about half of the leaves with diminishing visibility, a small dot indentation on the front cover (See photo) o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. ISBN 0750003944.

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65.
Coombe, Florence Illustrator: Illustrated by Harold Copping  
A Chum Worth Having
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Publisher: Blackie & Son Ltd. London 1920.
Very Good- with no dust jacket Hardcover A story for pre-teens and early teens about the life of boys at the turn of last century. Green decorated boards. Corners bumped, front hinge cracking. Minor foxing. 12mo - 7" to 7" tall; 160 pages; 13473

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66.
Coombs, Patricia.  
DORRIE'S MAGIC.
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Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard [New York]. 1963 {May}. (1962)..
2nd printing. 42,[6]pp. Tall 8vo. Illustrated pale green cloth. Illustrated by the author. Lower left corner of the back cover bumped, very faint tanning along the gutters of front & back endpapers, 2 pages have a crease across their bottom corners o/w As New (Pristine)/ DJ (two 1/2" & 1/4" closed tearson the edge of the front panel, a little chipping at the top of spine panel & some wear at the bottom, a closed tear across the spine, a stain from a strip of cellotape (?) on the front panel extending over the spine into the back panel (see scan) o/w Very Good (Signs of careful use with no significant defects). The jacket has not been price clipped, but the upper corner of the front flap is absent either as issued or clipped thereafter. Any copy is scarce, but one that is not Ex Library and has a dustjacket is rare).

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67.
Coombs, Patricia.  
DORRIE'S PLAY.
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Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard [New York]. 1965. (1965)..
1st edition, 1st printing. Unpaginated. 8vo. Illustrated cloth. Illustrated by the author in red, black & white. NOT ex-library. As New. No DJ.

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68.
Crane, Walter  
The Blue Beard Picture Book - Containing Blue Beard, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Bean-stalk, Baby's Own A B C

Publisher: Routledge, London, no date - circa 1875, hardcover, (Fair).
Routledge, London, no date - circa 1875, unpaginated - approximately 30 pages plus list of other Routledge children's titles at front, illustrated in color with 30 full-page chromolithographs, 7.50 in. x 9.75 in., hardcover, navy blue cloth with elaborate gilt titles and decorations, corners and spine ends bumped and worn with slight fraying, light edge wear, cloth has closed split at middle of rear spine gutter, mild darkening of spine gilt, covers lightly scuffed and soiled, front cover shows faint rubbing to gilt in one small area as well as one small shallow dent, rear cover shows several tiny spots where cloth has bubbled up and one damp-rippled area (4 in. x 2 in.) where the cloth has faded and bubbled up from from backing, book is MISSING two pages - in 'Baby's Own A B C', page with 'K L M' and page with 'N O P' are both missing (very simple color print-out of pages included), text-block cracked in one spot (between two signatures) and internal hinges cracked but binding is still holding, previous owners' brief fountain-pen and pencil inscriptions as well as impression from very small embosser on front free endpaper, faint evidence of pencil marks by a previous owner on verso of front free endpaper, very mild soil to some interior page edges, otherwise contents clean and tight, item protected in new plastic sleeve, book fair {Though it does have its faults, the cover gilt of this lovely book is still quite bright and the full-colour illustrations are astonishing.} (Fair) 4157 [Azzz0210SL]

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69.
Crane, Walter, Illustrated by: Crane, Walter  
Flora's Feast : A Masqve of Flowers

Publisher: Cassell & Company Ltd. London, England 1890.
40 pp, quarterbound w/light brown decorative boards w/aqua cloth covered spine, front & back boards illustrated, illustrated endpapers, color illustrations in text of various flowers, french fold pages. The flowers are described in verse as will as in color illustrations of various humans. corners worn, slight soiling to boards, worn at top & bottom of the spine. No Jacket Hard Cover Good+ Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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70.
Crane, Walter.  
Flora's Feast: A Masque of Flowers.

Publisher: London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1889..
First Edition Small quarto, about 10 inches tall, in blue cloth spine with white paper covered boards decorated in blue, red and brown. An excellent copy of the book which presents flowers in human form. A naturalistic art nouveau effort with each page picturing a different flower and a short verse about it. Inside is clean, bright and sound. The covers are a bit darkened at the edges, corners lightly bumped and rounded, minor wear to spine ends. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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71.
Crothers, Samuel McChord Illustrator: Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith  
CHILDREN OF DICKENS

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1925.
Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket; Edges bumped. Back cover has water damage. Bookstore stamp on fep. ; 258 pages

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72.
Crothers, Samuel McChord, Illustrated by: Smith, Jessie Willcox  
The Children of Dickens

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons New York, NY 1935.
viii, 259 pp, black cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine & color pastedown illustration on the front cover, ten color plates in text, light orange endpapers w/white-light brown illustrations of a village scene w/the Old Curiosity Shop in foreground. The author describes the London of Dickens time and a brief biography of Dickens. The author presents describes some of the children from various Dickens stories. Reprint No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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73.
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962  
Fairy Tales. Pictures by John Eaton
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Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & World, c1965.
36 p., illus. (some color); 26 cm. Tales include: The Old Man Who Said "Why", The Elephant & the Butterfly, The House that Ate Mosquito Pie, The Little Girl Named I. Very good in good+ dust jacket, some wear. Stock#OB570.

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74.
Curtiss, Percy  
Amy Garnet; or, The Alms-House Girl
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Publisher: Graves and Ellis, 1870 Boston, MA.
Book. Book condition: Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall This is the story of Amy Garnet, an eleven-year-old girl in poor circumstances who has been placed in the alms house. 279 pages + 5 pages of advertisements for the publishers. Book is in FAIR condition; wear to cover; binding still good; text pages clean. No dust jacket.

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75.
Dahl, Roald  
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: The Further Adventures of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka, Chocolate-Maker Extraordinary
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Inc, NY, 1972.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Stated First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. ISBN: 0394824725 Quarter bound in publisher's blue cloth over gray boards, gilt lettering on spine, blue gilt embossed decoration on cover, gray endpapers. 8vo. (xii), 163, (1) pp. Generously illustrated with B&W drawings by Joseph Schindelman. Former owner's name and address on ffep, else as new. The unclipped dust jacket (now in Mylar) is only lightly shelf-worn. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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