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ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP
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ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP

By UPTON, FLORENCE

UPTON, FLORENCE. UPTON,FLORENCE. THE ADVENTURES OF BORBEE AND THE WISP. London: Longmans, Green 1908. Square 4to (10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, corners worn, light cover soil and rubbing, VG+. This is the fantasy tale of a little boy named Borbee who falls asleep and meets the fairy Wisp who tells him he must save the Princess from the ugly black prince. Nearly every page of text is faced by a marvelous full page chromolithograph (more than 30) and there are delicate brown drawings in-text. A rare title.

$1000.00

WATER BABIES
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WATER BABIES

By KINGSLEY, CHARLES

ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE. (ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE)illus. WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. London, Paris: Raphael Tuck & NY: David Mckay, no date, circa 1920. 4to (7 1/2 x 9 7/8"), blue cloth, light cover soil, VG+. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated by Attwell with 12 beautiful color plates plus many charming line illustrations throughout the text.

$675.00

STORIES FROM A MAGIC WORLD
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STORIES FROM A MAGIC WORLD

By WOODRUFF, ELIZABETH

TENGGREN. (TENGGREN,GUSTAF)illus. STORIES FROM A MAGIC WORLD by Elizabeth Woodruff. Springfield: McLoughlin Bros. (1938). Large 4to(10 x 12"), red cloth, pictorial paste-on, some cover soil and fraying, VG. Originally published by Milton Bradley under the title of The Dickey Bird, this is an attractive and scarce edition, printed on coated paper and illustrated by Tenggren with 5 incredible color plates, plus 13 full age and many in text fanciful pen and ink drawings by Carl Wehde. The story is a magical fantasy, and these are some of Tenggren's most beautiful illustrations.

$475.00

PRINCE TRIXIE OR BABY BROWNIE'S BIRTHDAY
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PRINCE TRIXIE OR BABY BROWNIE'S BIRTHDAY

By SABIN, ELBRIDGE

BEEM, FRANCES. FAIRIES. PRINCE TRIXIE OR BABY BROWNIE'S BIRTHDAY by Elbridge H. Sabin. Chicago: Rand McNally (1914). 8vo (7 x 9 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 142p., mint condition in dust wrapper (dw with several edge chips). 1st edition. This story is about King Nixie and the fairies who live in the grapevines, and their mission to help a little girl named Brownie. Illustrated by FRANCES BEEM with 8 lovely color plates plus more than 30 delicate and detailed half page line illustrations. Charming book, great copy.

$225.00

BETTIJAK BOOK: ADVENTURES OF JACK AND BETTY
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BETTIJAK BOOK: ADVENTURES OF JACK AND BETTY

By WILLIAMS, CLARA ANDREWS

WILLIAMS, GEORGE ALFRED. WILLIAMS,CLARA ANDREWS. THE BETTIJAK BOOK: ADVENTURES OF JACK AND BETTY. NY: Frederick Stokes (Sept. 1914). 4to, (9 x 11"), cloth, pictorial paste-on slats already cut else near fine. The cover has a large hole which reveals the picture below. The book relates the adventures of two little children with many humanized objects and animals, told with the help of the clever cut-outs. Each page has a moveable flap or aperture that the child can cut out. When lifted, the flaps reveal part of the next page that also happens to fit into the page one is reading. On one adventure they travel down a telescope into Wonder-land, in another they go to Fairy Land. Printed on coated paper and featuring great color illustrations by George Alfred Williams (who with his wife also produced all the Glue novelty books). Clever and a nice copy.

$350.00

PRINCE DANDE LION
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PRINCE DANDE LION

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. PRINCE DANDE LION: a Garden Whim-Wham. Sydney: A Ure Smith (1953). 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 117p., thin stain on top edge of some pages, slight cover fading else VG IN DUST WRAPPER (dw worn at flap fold, top edge stain). 1st edition, A fantasy including old friends Bib and Bub and introducing Prince Dande Lion who has many adventures when he sets off to see the world. Featuring fabulous humanized flowers, this is illustrated by Gibbs with 4 color plates, 12 full page black & whites and many black & whites in text. Quite scarce in dust wrapper. Muir p.337.

$600.00

SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS
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SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS

By TIMLIN, WILLIAM

TIMLIN, WILLIAM. TIMLIN,WILLIAM. THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. London: George G. Harrap & Co., no date [1923]. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), vellum spine with extensive gilt decoration. Spine lightly toned, a few small stray marks on covers, near FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw repaired on verso but overall VG+). First edition, limited to a reported 2000 copies (including 250 for America). Every page of calligraphic text is individually mounted on heavy gray paper (48 pages of text). The text is accompanied by 48 mounted color plates by Timlin that are really magnificent. Timlin was born in England in 1893 but finished his education in South Africa where he was trained as an architect. This is a beautiful copy of a most fabulous and desired fantasy tale.

$5500.00

MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND
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MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND

By SADLER, MARIE

ROSS, M.T.(PENNY). (ROSS,M.T.)(PENNY)illus. MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND by Marie Sadler. Chicago: Rand McNally (1915). 6 1/2 x 8 3/4"vo, boards, pictorial paste-on, 115p., near Fine in dust wrapper. 1st edition. The story is little Esther's involved fantasy trip to Toyland ruled by King Noah. She escapes with the help of humanized flowers and the rain witch. Illustrated by Ross with 24 fabulous full page color illustrations plus numerous smaller color illustrations and wonderfully detailed black & whites all throughout the text. A very scarce book by Ross who is perhaps best known for his humanized flowers in his Volland work with Elizabeth Gordon. M.T. Ross nicknamed "Penny", was an illustrator and comic artist in the early twentieth century. He lived in Oak Park, Illinois and had his studio in downtown Chicago. He was one of the first co-workers of Walt Disney, as well as a close friend of R.F. Outcault, with whom he developed 'Buster Brown'. M.T. "Penny" Ross moved to Southern California in 1926 to work for RKO and other studios as a set designer. This is a fantastic copy, rare in the dust wrapper.

$425.00

FLEDGLING
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FLEDGLING

By LANGTON, JANE

BLEGVAD, ERIK. LANGTON,JANE. THE FLEDGLING. NY: Harper & Row (1980). 5 3/4 x 8 1/2", cloth backed boards, FINE IN FINE DUST WRAPPER (no award sticker, price clipped). Stated First Edition, first printing. This is a fantasy about a little girl who flies with the geese near Walden Pond. Illustrated with lovely dust wrapper in color by Erik Blegvad. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY LANGTON WITH A LARGE DRAWING OF A GOOSE IN FLIGHT: "A GREAT HONK FROM THE GOOSE PRINCE AND GREETINGS FROM JANE LANGTON. NEWBERY HONOR.

$150.00

OUTCAST OF REDWALL
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OUTCAST OF REDWALL

By JACQUES, BRIAN

CURLESS, ALLAN. JACQUES,BRIAN. OUTCAST OF REDWALL. NY: Philomel (1996). 8vo (6 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed boards, As new in as new dust wrapper. Stated first American edition, first printing (1-10 code). This is the 8th title in Jacques fantasy series, illustrated with chapter headpieces by Allan Curtiss. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY BRIAN JACQUES.

$100.00

BILLY BUNCE OR THE WANDERINGS OF A WHITE RABBIT
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BILLY BUNCE OR THE WANDERINGS OF A WHITE RABBIT

By TOWERS, ALTON

ROUNTREE, HARRY. (ROUNTREE,HARRY)illus. BILLY BUNCE OR THE WANDERINGS OF A WHITE RABBIT by Alton Towers. Leeds & Lond.: Alf Cooke, no date [1907]. 4to (9 x 11 3/8"), pictorial cloth, slight edge rubbing else VG-Fine. Told from the rabbit's point of view, the story tells of the adventures of a gentle white rabbit separated from its family when it is purchased from a pet store. Unhappy in its new home, it runs away. Illustrated by Rountree with 20 richly colored, color plates and pictorial endpapers. Also illustrated with charming black and whites all throughout the text by F. Stuart. This is a great story and a very rare title which if found is often lacking some of the color plates,

$1200.00

CLAN OF MUNES
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CLAN OF MUNES

By WAUGH, FREDERICK J.

WAUGH, FREDERICK. FANTASY. THE CLAN OF MUNES by Frederick J. Waugh. NY:Scribner 1916 (Nov. 1916). Large oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), (57)p. FINE IN DUST WRAPPER! (dw missing some pieces, repaired on verso). 1st edition of the author's first and only book. Printed on heavy coated paper, this tells a tale of Tlingit and Haida Indians wherein a wizard from the north took eroded and rotted spruce stumps and created bizarre creatures called Munes, and this is their story. Illustrated with the most fabulous full page plates (8 color and 20 black and white) plus decorative initials and illustrations in-text. A very unusual book with very strange illustrations. The tree creatures in "Clan" were based upon actual trees found in Cathedral Woods at the artists retreat on Monhegan Island, Maine. The retreat was founded by Rockwell Kent and Waugh was among the many noted artists who spent time there. He had hoped to write a book to rival Alice's Adventures in Wonderland but it did not sell well and the publishers eventually sold the remaining copies which were eventually destroyed. A beautiful copy, rare in the pictorial dustwrapper.

$1750.00

FANTASY
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FANTASY

PANORAMA. FANTASY. no publication information or text (but purchased with a group of Hebrew books from 1940). Oblong 4to (9 1/4 x 8 1/4"), pictorial boards bound accordion style with 8 illustrations (4 panels illustrated on both sides), VG+. This unusual book actually shows 2 fantasy trips that take place in the Middle East. It begins in a child's room with the window wide open and toys on the floor but no child. The child is seen flying on top of a giant winged insect, he is then seen walking toward a large castle, then boating down a river, then in a flying chariot pulled by a giant bird. Meanwhile the toys have come alive and are guided by a wizard. They visit the Sphinx in Egypt, a walled city (Jerusalem?) and end up back in the room with the wizard performing magic. Theoretically the child could make up any story to accompany the pictures which are fine color lithographs filling each panel.

$600.00

SINGING FEATHERS
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SINGING FEATHERS

By HARPER, THEODORE

CLARK, FLORENZ. HARPER,THEODORE. SINGING FEATHERS. Philadelphia: Penn Pub. Co. 1925 (1925). 8vo (6 3/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth, near fine condition in dust wrapper (dw lacking large piece of spine, mends on verso). 1st edition This is a fantasy sequel to the author's "Mushroom Boy" from the previous year. The story features David, a boy who sees with his imagination and a gnome called Skiggleboggle sitting on a mushroom. Illustrated by FLORENZ CLARK with 4 color plates, 4 half page black and whites, in-text black and whites and pictorial endpapers. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY HARPER "TO JOHN HOTCHKISS, THE GOOD FRIEND OF THE OREGON WRITERS AND MY GOOD FRIEND". Hotchkiss was a bookstore manager and salesman for J.K. Gill in Portland, Oregon. Harper was from New Zealand and in his autobiography he says his life began in a garden in New Zealand "where I was one of a family of nine - the first generation of white people in that part of the world." Two items are laid-in. First is a 4 page handwritten letter from Mrs. Harper to Mr. Hotchkiss about his support for Oregon writers, his work on the Poets Corner and his help with this, Harper's second book. Last is "Peter. A True Story About Books" by Harper printed in pamphlet form and published by J.K. Gill. Harper had a fascinating life eventually settling in Portland, Oregon. His papers are housed in the Oregon Historical Society. This is a super item.

$400.00

GOOD-BYE PINK PIG
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GOOD-BYE PINK PIG

By ADLER, C.S.

ADLER,C.S. GOOD-BYE PINK PIG. NY: P{utnam (1985). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), boards, As new condition in as new dust wrapper. Stated first printing. A young adult story about an insecure girl who treasures her pink pig amulet and enters the miniature world of the pig for solace. Entering middle school she must cope with the real world. Great copy.

$45.00

WILD BERRY MOON
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WILD BERRY MOON

By JILER, JOHN

HARRIS, SUSAN YARD. JILER,JOHN. WILD BERRY MOON. NY: Greenwillow (1982 1-10 code). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed boards, As new condition in as new dust wrapper. First edition, first printing. The fantasy story set in the forest concerning pigs and snakes. Illustrated throughout by Susan Yard Harris with intricate pen and ink drawings. Great copy.

$20.00

PIG PLANTAGENET
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PIG PLANTAGENET

By ANDREWS, ALLEN

FOREMAN, MICHAEL. ANDREWS,ALLEN. PIG PLANTAGENET. NY: Viking (1981). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed boards, 199p., As new in fine dust wrapper. 1st U.S. edition. Plantagenet is the pet of Adele in 13th century France where he tries to prevent war between wild boars and the humans he lives with. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Great copy.

$45.00

PIG PLANTAGENET
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PIG PLANTAGENET

By ANDREWS, ALLEN

FOREMAN, MICHAEL. ANDREWS,ALLEN. PIG PLANTAGENET. London: Hutchinson (1980). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/2"), boards, 199p., tiny mark on bottom edge of some pages else As new in as new dust wrapper. 1st edition (published in 1981 in the U.S.). Plantagenet is the pet of Adele in 13th century France where he tries to prevent war between wild boars and the humans he lives with. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. Great copy.

$50.00

MAGIC BEDKNOB
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MAGIC BEDKNOB

By NORTON, MARY

PIERCE, WALDO. NORTON,MARY. THE MAGIC BEDKNOB or How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons. NY: Hyperion Press 1943. 4to (7 1/2 x 11"), pictorial boards, bottom edge rubbed else near Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw spotted with some soil, VG). First edition of this classic fantasy that gained its popularity when combined with Bonfires and Broomsticks to become Bedknob and Broomsticks. Illustrated by Waldo Pierce with 15 full page color lithos, 9 half page color lithos, color pictorial endpapers and full & partial page black and white lithos. This precedes the British edition (with different illustrations) by 2 years. Quite scarce.

$600.00

SHEILA, SQUEAK AND THE BALLOON
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SHEILA, SQUEAK AND THE BALLOON

By LEWIS, ANN

VAN HUNNIK, J.C.. FANTASY. SHEILA, SQUEAK AND THE BALLOON by Ann Lewis. No publishing information, Clifford Series, circa 1910. 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine condition. Two little mice get carried away on a balloon and end up in the land of the pigs. Each page of text faces a great richly colored, detailed full page illustration by J.C. van Hunnik and there are 10 smaller brown illustrations and 2 smaller color illustrations. A charming book.

$75.00

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