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MATCHLOCK GUN
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MATCHLOCK GUN

By EDMONDS, WALTER

LANTZ, PAUL. EDMONDS,WALTER. THE MATCHLOCK GUN. NY: Dodd Mead 1941 (1941). 4to (8 x 10"), near fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly rubbed, frayed at spine end else VG). Stated 1st ed. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The story tells about life in the Hudson Valley in 1776. Beautfully illustrated by PAUL LANTZ with 6 double page color lithographs, 6 full page and many partial page black & white lithos. This is a REVIEW COPY WITH THE SLIP LAID-IN AND ALSO HAS A ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY EDMONDS on his personal stationery. Written to a fan Edmonds discusses the Matchlock Gun and mentions where to look for the historical basis of the book. Very scarce in such nice condition and a super special copy with the review slip and the letter from Edmonds (who is not known for having signed many books).

$600.00

HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
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HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

By FIELD, RACHEL

LATHROP, DOROTHY. FIELD,RACHEL. HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. NY: Macmillan 1929 (Oct. 1929). 4to (7 x 8 5/8"), patterned cloth, 207p., Fine in very nice dust wrapper (light sunning and slight bit of wear to tips and edges). FIRST EDITION, WINNER OF THE NEWBERY AWARD. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY RACHEL FIELD WITH A DRAWING: "FOR R.S.L. WITH SPECIAL THANKS FOR A GRAND JUNE DAY - AND WITH RHODE ISLAND IN COMMON - RACHEL FIELD 1930." BELOW THIS SHE HAS DRAWN AN ISLAND WITH TREES, WATER, ETC. ADDING: "JUST AN ISLAND FOR A PRESENT". This is the now classic tale of Phoebe Preble's doll (based upon an actual doll). Illustrated by DOROTHY LATHROP with 3 color plates plus many full page and in-text black & whites. First editions of this title are quite scarce, rarely found with such a nice dust wrapper and inscribed.

$1500.00

SHADOW OF A BULL
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SHADOW OF A BULL

By WOJCIECHOWSKA, MAIA

SMITH, ALVIN. WOJCIECHOWSKA,MAIA. SHADOW OF A BULL. NY: Atheneum (1964). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), Fine in fine dust wrapper (no award seal, not price clipped). Stated 1st edition. The story is about the struggle of Manolo, the son of a famous bull fighter in Spain, who was expected to follow in his father's footsteps. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. This copy is from the collection of Marian Young, prominent librarian and member of the Newbery Award Selection Committee with her small sticker on corner of end paper. Very hard to find, and a beautiful copy.

$475.00

SHADOW OF A BULL
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SHADOW OF A BULL

By WOJCIECHOWSKA, MAIA

SMITH, ALVIN. WOJCIECHOWSKA,MAIA. SHADOW OF A BULL. NY: Atheneum (1964). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), Fine in dust wrapper (no award seal, not price clipped, 2 closed margin tears else VG+). Stated 1st edition. The story tells about the struggle of Manolo, the son of a famous bull fighter in Spain, who was expected to follow in his father's footsteps. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Very hard to find, and a beautiful copy.

$475.00

HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY
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HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY

By PATRON, SUSAN

PHELAN, MATT. PATRON,SUSAN. HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY. NY: Atheneum (2006). 8vo, boards, 134p, as new in as new dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition, 1st printing with correct number code. The difficult life of a ten year old girl who looks for a "higher power" after attending an AA meeting and hearing it used. Some controversy surrounds the book for using the word "scrotum." Illustrated by Matt Phelan. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER.

$150.00

HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
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HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS

By FIELD, RACHEL

LATHROP, DOROTHY. FIELD,RACHEL. HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. NY: Macmillan 1930 (1929). 8vo (7 1/4 x 8 1/2"), patterned cloth, 207p., spine and edges faded else VG+. Early printing. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY FIELD DATED 1930 AND LAID IN IS A PHOTO OF HITTY INSCRIBED "DEAR MRS. --. SPECIAL LOVE AND CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WISHES FROM HITTY, SPRIGGIN [FIELD'S BELOVED DOG] AND RACHEL", NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The now classic tale tells about Phoebe Preble's doll (based upon an actual doll). Illustrated by DOROTHY LATHROP with 3 color plates plus many lovely full page and in-text black & whites.

$500.00

TALES FROM SILVER LANDS
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TALES FROM SILVER LANDS

By FINGER, CHARLES

HONORE, PAUL. FINGER,CHARLES. TALES FROM SILVER LANDS. NY: Doubleday Page 1924 (1924). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth, Fine condition (no dust wrapper). Stated 1st edition. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The text includes 19 fairy tales and legends from Central and South America. It is beautifully illustrated by PAUL HONORE with 10 full page color woodcuts. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY CARL SANDBURG (TO WHOM THE BOOK IS DEDICATED). The inscription reads: "TO --- A BAD, BAD BOOK / WORTH READING / CARL SANDBURG." Charles Fingers dedicates the book "To Carl Sandburg and his friends, my children Helen and Herbert." A special copy.

$1200.00

WRINKLE IN TIME
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WRINKLE IN TIME

By L'ENGLE, MADELEINE

L'ENGLE,MADELEINE. A WRINKLE IN TIME. (NY): Ariel Books Farrar Strauss & Cudahy (1962). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), 1/4 cloth, 211p., faint fading on edge of boards as usual else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER. The dust wrapper (illustrated by Ellen Raskin), is in beautiful condition with no fraying or tears. It is price clipped but the price is not a factor in determining edition. Stated 1st edition 1st printing of this time travel fantasy that has become a modern classic. In the stranger than fiction category, A Wrinkle In Time had a difficult time getting published. According to "A Special Message from Madeline L'Engle" on the Random House web site: "After trying forty-odd" publishers (L'Engle later said "twenty-six rejections"), L'Engle's agent returned the manuscript to her. Then at Christmas, L'Engle threw a tea party for her mother. One of the guests happened to know John Farrar of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and insisted that L'Engle should meet with him. Although the publisher did not at the time publish a line of children's books, Farrar met L'Engle, liked the novel and ultimately published it. A Wrinkle In Time is the winner of the NEWBERY AWARD and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. This is an exceptionally nice copy.

$9000.00

WHEN YOU REACH ME
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WHEN YOU REACH ME

By STEAD, REBECCA

STEAD,REBECCA. WHEN YOU REACH ME. Wendy Lamb Books (Random House), (2009). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), glazed pictorial boards, New in dust wrapper (no meadal, with price). Stated First Edition, first printing with correct code. The story involves sixth grade friends in New York City, NEWBERY AWARD WINNER.

$250.00

DARK FRIGATE
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DARK FRIGATE

By HAWES, CHARLES BOARDMAN

ripley, a.l.. HAWES,CHARLES BOARDMAN. DARK FRIGATE. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press (1923). 8vo (6 x 8 1/2"), orange pictorial cloth, FINE IN PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER! (dw VG, chip off top of spine and wear at rear fold). 1st edition. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER AND PETER PARLEY TO PENROD SELECTION. This is an adventure story set on the high seas, illustrated by A.L. Ripley with half-tone frontis and 8 full page pen and ink drawings. Hawes was only 34 when he died, never knowing that his book had won these awards. Dust wrappered copies of this book are ultra rare.

$850.00

JACOB HAVE I LOVED
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JACOB HAVE I LOVED

By PATERSON, KATHERINE

PATERSON,KATHERINE. JACOB HAVE I LOVED. NY:Crowell (1980). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), 216p., 1/4 cloth, Fine in neatly slightly creased dust wrapper (no award seal, not price clipped). Stated 1st edition of this NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Set on the Maryland shore. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY KATHERINE PATERSON.

$350.00

TRUMPETER OF KRAKOW
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TRUMPETER OF KRAKOW

By KELLY, ERIC

PRUSZYNSKA. KELLY,ERIC. TRUMPETER OF KRAKOW. NY: Macmillan 1929 (1929). 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 3/4"), cloth, scattered soil on a few pages else VG (no dust wrapper. Although Macmillan generally designates 1sts by the same date on title and verso and lists later printings if there are any. This is an an exception. It has the same date of 1929 on title and verso with no additional printings, but the 1st edition of this title was 1928 so this is presumably the second printing. The story is set in 15th century Krakow and illustrated by native Polish artist Angela Pruszynska with color frontis and many b&w's. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. THIS COPY IS SGNED BY ERIC KELLY.

$75.00

VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE'S INN
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VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE'S INN

By WILLARD, NANCY

PROVENSEN, ALICE AND MARTIN. (PROVENSEN,ALICE AND MARTIN) A VISIT TO WILLIAM BLAKE'S INN by Nancy Willard. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1981). 4to (8 1/4 x 10"), cloth backed boards, As New in like dust wrapper. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY BOTH THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATORS. 1st edition, this has the distinction of being the winner of both the NEWBERY AWARD AND CALDECOTT HONOR! Great color illustrations throughout.

$350.00

WHITE STAG
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WHITE STAG

By SEREDY, KATE

SEREDY, KATE. SEREDY,KATE. THE WHITE STAG. NY: Viking 1937 (1937). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), cloth, some fading to cloth else VG in dust wrapper (dw with large piece off back panel and spine). 1st edition, 1st printing. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The story set in Hungaray was written by Seredy as well as illustrated by her with full page, powerful lithos. (litho'd by Glaser).

$200.00

WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
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WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

By SPEARE, ELIZABETH GEORGE

moser, barry. SPEARE,ELIZABETH GEORGE. WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1958, 1986). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed boards, AS NEW IN AS NEW DUST WRAPPER (not price clipped, no award sticker). First published in 1958 this won the Newbery Award in 1959. This is the first edition, first printing (correct number code) of the newly illustrated version featuring 12 color plates by BARRY MOSER. The story is about a young girl in Connecticut in the 1600's.

$45.00

CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN
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CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN

By COATSWORTH, ELIZABETH

WARD, LYND. (WARD,LYND)illus. THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN by Elizabeth Coatsworth. NY: Macmillan 1930 (1930). 4to (8 x 9 1/4"), cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper (dw mended on back with light stain on joints). First Edition, first printing of this NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Illustrated by LYND WARD with very beautiful full page wash drawings. The text is a fable about a starving Japanese artist who experiences a miracle when he inserts his cat into a painting.

$700.00

DANIEL BOONE
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DANIEL BOONE

By DAUGHERTY, JAMES

DAUGHERTY, JAMES. DAUGHERTY,JAMES. DANIEL BOONE. NY: Viking Press 1939 (1939). 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), brown cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (two 1" pieces off front edge, award seal). 1st edition, (1st printing). Written by Daugherty and wonderfully illustrated by him with striking color lithographs throughout. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. LAID-IN IS A ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY DAUGHERTY. Written to a fan, Daugherty discusses the book, Daniel Boone and his other books. The letter has 2 old tape marks and he has made several sloppy corrections and a few spelling errors in the text. Daugherty signatures and letters are not common, making this a special item for the Newbery Award collector.

$850.00

SINGLE SHARD
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SINGLE SHARD

By PARK, LINDA SUE

TSENG. PARK,LINDA SUE. A SINGLE SHARD. NY: Clarion Books (2001 1-10 code). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/2"), boards, As New in As New dust wrapper (not price clipped, no award seal). 1st ed. 1st printing. The story is set in 12th century Korea and revolves around a young orphan named Tree Ear, so named because like an orphan, tree-ear mushrooms grow without benefit of parent seed. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER, THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$1300.00

STRAWBERRY GIRL

By LENSKI, LOIS

LENSKI, LOIS. LENSKI,LOIS. STRAWBERRY GIRL. Phil.: Lippincott (1945). 4to, green cloth, erasure marks on ep's and front hinge starting else VG (no dw). Stated 1st ed. Florida in the early 1900's. Illus. in b&w by Lenski. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER.

$125.00

JULIE OF THE WOLVES
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JULIE OF THE WOLVES

By GEORGE, JEAN CRAIGHEAD

SCHOENHERR, JOHN. GEORGE,JEAN CRAIGHEAD. JULIE OF THE WOLVES. NY: Harper & Row (1972). 8vo, pictorial boards, Fine in slightly worn dust wrapper (no award medal). Stated 1st edition of this modern classic, and a NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Illustrated by JOHN SCHOENHERR. The story is about a 13 year old Eskimo girl who is lost on the tundra and saved by a pack of wolves.

$250.00

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