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COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES
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COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES

By MAUROIS, ANDRE

SEGUR, ADRIENNE. MAUROIS,ANDRE. COUNTRY OF THIRTY SIX THOUSAND WISHES. London: William Heinemann (1930). 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed and light soil, VG+. This is a wonderful fantasy tale, illustrated by ADRIENNE SEGUR with 11 beautiful color plates plus black and whites in-text.

$110.00

RED PONY
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RED PONY

By STEINBECK, JOHN

STEINBECK,JOHN. THE RED PONY. NY: Covici Friede 1937. 4to (7 x 10 1/8"), flexible tan pictorial cloth, no glassine, spine and rear edge faded, mark at finger slot level corresponding with the finger hole cut out on slipcase for book removal, owner bookplate tipped onto free endpaper purportedly belonging to a Covici Friede associate. Housed in the publisher's slip case with the limitation LETTER on the spine of the case. (The edge of case stained in two areas, else tight and VG) 1st edition. LIMITED TO 699 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY STEINBECK, THIS IS A SCARCE "LETTERED" EDITION, presumably for private distribution to friends. In addition to being lettered not numbered, this is printed on Marais hand made paper (watermarked) while the numbered copies are on La Garde paper. The limited edition originally sold for $10.00 - a large sum for the time, but it sold out. The story features young Jody Tiflin and his life on his father's northern California ranch. The first edition has no illustrations; an illustrated expanded edition came out in 1945. This "lettered" limited edition is quite scarce and would make a special addition to any book collection.

$5000.00

RED PONY
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RED PONY

By STEINBECK, JOHN

DENNIS, WESLEY. STEINBECK,JOHN. THE RED PONY. NY: Viking 1945 (1945). Tall 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 5/8"), tan cloth with green rules, pictorial paste-on, all edges green, Fine in publisher's tan slip case with mounted pictorial label (case with slight split, sound and VG), housed in a custom cloth box. First published in 1937 with no illustrations and with 3 stories. This is the 1st illustrated edition, with an additional story not in the 1937 edition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY STEINBECK ON THE TITLE PAGE: "FOR JOYCE WITH LOVE / [signed] JOHN STEINBECK / HORSES AREN'T MUCH FOR SMARTNESS - BUT THEY'RE NICE. MAYBE THAT'S WHY. ALSO SIGNED "JOHN STEINBECK" ON THE FLYLEAF. The book belonged to Jules and Joyce (Gates) Buck with their bookplate laid in. Joyce was the wife of American film producer Jules Buck who had collaborated with Steinbeck on the screenplay for Elia Kazan's "Vivia Zapata." Illustrated with wonderful full page and smaller color lithographs as well as pictorial endpapers by Wesley Dennis (printed by Kipe). Inscribed trade editions are rare, this signed, inscribed association copy is extra special.

$4200.00

RED PONY
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RED PONY

By STEINBECK, JOHN

STEINBECK,JOHN. THE RED PONY. NY: Covici Friede 1937. 4to (7 x 10 1/8"), flexible tan pictorial cloth, Fine in glassine with chips and small piece out of rear panel, in the publisher's slip case with the limitation number on spine (case near Fine). 1st edition, LIMITED TO 699 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY STEINBECK. The limited edition originally sold for $10.00 - a large sum for the time, but it sold out. The first edition has no illustrations; an illustrated edition came out in 1945. Printed on hand made paper. This limited edition would make a special addition to any book collection.

$4500.00

RED PONY
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RED PONY

By STEINBECK, JOHN

DENNIS, WESLEY. STEINBECK,JOHN. THE RED PONY. NY: Viking 1945 (1945). Tall 8vo (6 3/4 x 9 5/8"), tan cloth with green rules, pictorial paste-on, all edges green, tiny spot on paste-on, spine very slightly toned else Fine in publisher's green slip case with mounted pictorial label (cover label with a few small chips on edge, case with slight splits, sound and VG). First published in 1937 with no illustrations and with 3 stories. This is the 1st illustrated edition, with an additional story not in the 1937 edition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY STEINBECK ON THE TITLE PAGE: "FOR THE ---- WITH MANY THANKS. JOHN STEINBECK." Illustrated with wonderful full page and smaller color lithographs as well as pictorial endpapers by Wesley Dennis (printed by Kipe). This trade edition is rare with Steinbeck's inscription.

$3850.00

FARM ON THE HILL
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FARM ON THE HILL

By HORN, MADELINE

WOOD, GRANT. (WOOD,GRANT)illus. FARM ON THE HILL by Madeline Darrough Horn. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1936 (1936 A). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), blue pictorial cloth, Fine in near fine dust wrapper. First edition, 1st printing with A on copyright page. Illustrated by the great American artist Grant Wood with 8 very beautiful full page color illustrations plus lovely pictorial endpapers. A particularly nice copy.

$400.00

FEARSOME INN
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FEARSOME INN

By SINGER, ISAAC BESHAVIS

HOGROGIAN, NONNY. SINGER,ISAAC BASHEVIS. THE FEARSOME INN. NY: Charles Scribners Sons (1967 A code). 8vo (7 3/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with light soil and with pieces off spine ends. 1st edition. An enchanting fable-like story about how Leibel, a Cabala student, battles evil. Featuring very beautiful full page color illustrations by NONNY HOGROGIAN.

$50.00

WICKED CITY
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WICKED CITY

By SINGER, ISAAC BASHAVIS

FISHER, LEONARD EVERETT. SINGER,ISAAC BASHEVIS. THE WICKED CITY. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux (1972). 4to, cloth, slightest bit of fading else Fine in nice VG+ dust wrapper a closed tear. Stated 1st edition. The story of Sodom is illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher with stunning color illustrations.

$60.00

LITTLE FIRE ENGINE
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LITTLE FIRE ENGINE

By GREENE, GRAHAM

ARDIZZONE, EDWARD. (ARDIZZONE,EDWARD)illus. THE LITTLE FIRE ENGINE by Graham Greene. NY; Doubleday & Co. (1973). Oblong 9 3/4 x 7 1/4", pictorial cloth, name erased on endpaper else Fine in dust wrapper (dw rubbed, a closed tear). 1st American edition with Ardizzone illustrations (same year as U.K. Edition). One of Greene's early books for children, this has wonderful full color illustrations by Ardizzone.

$85.00

WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS
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WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS

By MORLEY, CHRISTOPHER

RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS by Christopher Morley. London & NY: William Heinemann & Doubleday Page (1922) [1925]. The British edition has no printed date in it and the 1922 date printed on the copyright page of the American edition refers to the original printing which was published without any illustrations. 4to (8 1/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth spine, patterned metallic paper boards, 227p. This is a FINE copy in the publisher's slip case (repaired and with wear) with a pictorial limitation label that has the number inked on it that matches the number on the limitation page. LIMITED TO ONLY 100 NUMBERED COPIES (FOR AMERICA) SIGNED BY RACKHAM AND MORLEY (the British edition is signed by Rackham only). The characters in the story are all humanized dogs, starring Gissing and his Japanese Butler, a pug named Fuji. Illustrated with 4 beautiful and unusual color plates plus 16 fanciful line drawings in addition to a pictorial title page and pictorial endpapers. Riall p.154, Latimore & Haskell p.60. Scarce, especially in the original slip case.

$2500.00

PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL
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PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL

By LAMPALL, MILLARD

PARNALL, PETER. (PARNALL,PETER)illus. PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL by Millard Lampell. Garden City: Doubleday & Company (1975). Oblong 4to (10 5/8 x 8 1/4"), cloth, Fine condition in near Fine dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition. The story of a pig with one nostril who felt sorry for himself and how a frog helps him appreciate what he has. Charming illustrations by Parnall.

$55.00

PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL
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PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL

By LAMPALL, MILLARD

PARNALL, PETER. (PARNALL,PETER)illus. PIG WITH ONE NOSTRIL by Millard Lampell. Garden City: Doubleday & Company (1975). Oblong 4to (10 5/8 x 8 1/4"), cloth, Fine condition in near Fine price clipped dust wrapper with a few tiny edge nips. Stated 1st edition. The story of a pig with one nostril who felt sorry for himself and how a frog helps him appreciate what he has. Charming illustrations by Parnall.

$45.00

VICTORIA: A PIG IN A PRAM
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VICTORIA: A PIG IN A PRAM

By CHASE, MARY ELLEN

KENNEDY, PAUL. CHASE,MARY ELLEN. VICTORIA: A PIG IN A PRAM. NY: W.W. Norton (1963). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4"), cloth, fine in dust wrapper (price clipped). 1st edition. The story is about a little girl and her pig. Chase, who is known as an author of adult books, based this story on her own childhood in Maine. Illustrated with full page and smaller black and whites by Paul Kennedy.

$50.00

SECRET RIVER
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SECRET RIVER

By RAWLINGS, MARJORIE KINNAN

WEISGARD, LEONARD. RAWLINGS,MARJORIE KINNAN. THE SECRET RIVER. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons (1955 A). 8vo (6 x 8 1.4"), pictorial cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with small chip off end of spine (not price clipped, no award seal). First edition. When Rawlings died, this story was found among her papers and it is the only book that Rawlings wrote specifically for children. Illustrated by LEONARD WEISGARD with wonderful full and partial page color illustrations that perfectly compliment the text. NEWBERY HONOR.

$450.00

SECRET RIVER
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SECRET RIVER

By RAWLINGS, MARJORIE KINNAN

DILLON, LEO & DIANE. RAWLINGS,MARJORIE KINNAN. THE SECRET RIVER. NY: Atheneum (2011). 10 1/8 x 11 1/4", Fine. When Rawlings died, this story was found among her papers and it is the only book that Rawlings wrote specifically for children. It was published in 1955 illustrated by LEONARD WEISGARD and won a NEWBERY HONOR. Offered here are the folded and gathered sheets (F and G'S) of a new 2011 edition. It is complete and features stunningly beautiful illustrations in color by Leo & Diane Dillon.

$125.00

ZLATEH THE GOAT
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ZLATEH THE GOAT

By SINGER, ISAAC BESHAVIS

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. ZLATEH THE GOAT by Isaac Beshavis Singer. NY: Harper & Row (1966). 8vo (6 1/2 x 9"), white cloth with gilt decoration, Fine in dust wrapper (dw just a bit worn at top of spine else Fine, not price clipped). 1st ed. Seven tales of Jewish folklore with 17 magnificent full page illustrations by Sendak. Singer's first book for children and a beautiful copy. NEWBERY HONOR. Hanrahan A66.

$250.00

BEST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: 6 VOLUMES
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BEST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: 6 VOLUMES

ROJAN. (WARHOL,ANDY) illus. BEST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Offered here are 6 volumes of the Best In Children's Books series published in New York by Nelson Doubleday 1958 - 1959: Volumes 5, 7, 15, 21, 27, 33. All are 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), cloth, all fine, all but one in dust wrappers. The series presented an assortment of fairy tales, poetry, and games, much of it newly illustrated for the series. The best artists of the era are included. These particular volumes all contain wonderful color artwork by Andy Warhol for the following stories: Little Red Hen, Sophocles the Hyena, Magic Porridge Pot, Funny Words and Riddles, Card Games Are Fun and the Homemade Orchestra. Other featured artists are Barbara Cooney, Rojan, De Brunhoff, and Richard Scarry. All 6 for...

$500.00

RAIN MAKES APPLESAUCE
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RAIN MAKES APPLESAUCE

By SCHEER, JULIAN

BILECK, MARVIN. SCHEER,JULIAN. RAIN MAKES APPLESAUCE. NY: Holiday House 1964. 4to, pict. cloth, fine in frayed and chipped dw. 1st ed. The first children's book written by the assistant public affairs director of NASA. Illus. in color by Marvin Bileck, a graphic artist. An imaginative picture book, CALDECOTT HONOR and NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK.

$150.00

ONE AND ONE AND ONE

By UNTERMEYER, LOUIS

JONES, ROBERT. UNTERMEYER,LOUIS. ONE AND ONE AND ONE. NY: Crowell Collier (1962). 4to, 63p., pict. cloth, partial bookplate on endpaper and slight edge rubbing, VG+. 1st ed. of this charming children's book about a cat without a home who meets a dog without a bone. A title in the Modern Masters series of children's books by author's more known for adult works. Illus. in b&w by Robert Jones.

$125.00

EVEN THE PARROT
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EVEN THE PARROT

By SAYERS, DOROTHY L.

SILLINCE. SAYERS,DOROTHY L. EVEN THE PARROT. Lond:Methuen (1944). 8vo, cloth, 55p., VG+ in sl. chipped dw. Illus. in line by SILLINCE. An interesting book for children by the master of mystery novels.

$150.00

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