Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
CAT IN THE HAT
seller photo

CAT IN THE HAT

By SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., Fine in dw with price intact (dw has small paper restoration on spine, some soil, closed tear and fraying). 1st edition of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper and price). The original price of this book is the cause of considerable confusion. This first reader was originally published at $2.00. When the publishers decided to make a series of beginning readers, they priced all of them at $1.95 and lowered the price of this title to conform, thus the price of this book went down instead of up as time went by. Illustrated in bright color throughout. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

$5500.00

PRE-PRIMER SEATWORK

By BEERY, ALTHEA

DICK AND JANE TYPE. PRE-PRIMER SEATWORK by Althea Beery. no place: Webster Pub. Co. (1931, 1947). Obl. 4to, pict. wraps, 64p., fine. A pre-primer workbook along the lines of the Dick and Jane Think and Do books, illus. with great color covers and in b&w.

$50.00

CAT IN THE HAT
seller photo

CAT IN THE HAT

By SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY: Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, flat paper over boards (not glazed paper), 61p., small old offset marks on endpapers and name erased from free endpaper else near fine in VG dust wrapper that has some fraying at spine ends. 1st edition of Seuss's first reader (correct binding paper) in dust wrapper with price. Illustrated in bright color throughout. The importance of this book cannot be overstated. In addition to becoming a household name, the Cat In The Hat is extremely important in the history of education and children's literature. At the same time that it was amusing, it was bringing the basic concepts of reading to tens of thousands of little children who were learning without being "taught". It was a marked departure from the boring Dick and Jane type reader. The challenge of writing an entire book using only 220 different words and making the book enjoyable was enormous. Teachers began to use this book in their classrooms and it was not long before the Cat In The Hat became an American icon. First editions of this title are extremely scarce.

$6000.00

NIP AND TUCK

By STORM, GRACE E.

NORMAN, VERA STONE. READER. NIP AND TUCK by Grace E. Storm. Sacramento:California State Dept. of Education, 1938. 12mo, 46p., pict. wraps, fine. The misadventures of two playful little dogs named Nip and Tuck. A very simple reader for young children, beautifully illustrated in color on every page by Vera Stone Norman.

$125.00

SLIM BUTTE RACCOON
seller photo

SLIM BUTTE RACCOON

By CLARK, ANN

STANDING SOLDIER, ANDREW. INDIANS. THE SLIM BUTTE RACCOON by Ann Nolan Clark. U.S. Office of Indian Affairs (1942). Oblong 10 x 7", 81p., edge of cover slightly soiled else fine. Presumable first edition listing this title as "To Be Published in 1942." The text is written in both English and DAKOTA and is wonderfully illustrated in brown line by native American artist ANDREW STANDING SOLDIER a full blooded Sioux. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY ANN NOLAN CLARK. Fascinating. Bader p.161-3.

$175.00

NEW OUR NEW FRIENDS
seller photo

NEW OUR NEW FRIENDS

By GRAY, WILLIAM

DICK AND JANE. THE NEW OUR NEW FRIENDS by William S. Gray and May Hill Arbuthnot. Chicago et al: Scott, Foresman and Co., edition of (1956). 6 x 8 1/4", pictorial cloth, 192p., lacks front free endpaper, discard stamp on title else a clean, tight copy. Dick and Jane stories plus many others by a variety of authors. Illustrated in color on every page.

$45.00

GUESS WHO
seller photo

GUESS WHO

By GRAY, WILLIAM

DILLON, CORINNE BOYD. DICK AND JANE. GUESS WHO. Chicago: Scott Foresman (1951). 6 x 8 1/4", pictorial cloth, light soil and one small school stamp on corner of a page else VG+. Dick and Jane stories illustrated in color by Corrine Boyd Dillon.

$90.00

OINK AND PEARL
seller photo

OINK AND PEARL

By CHORAO, KAY

I CAN READ BOOK. OINK AND PEARL by Kay Chorao. NY: Harper & Row (1981). 8vo (6 x 8 3/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper (price clipped). Stated 1st edition. An I Can Read Book about adorable brother and sister pigs, wonderfully illustrated in color by the author.

$75.00

GRUNTER PIG
seller photo

GRUNTER PIG

By BARNARD, GEOFFREY

WILLIAMS, H. DOUGLAS. READER. GRUNTER PIG Book One by Geoffrey Barnard. Liverpool: Hugh Evans (1954). 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2"), flexible card covers, near fine. Designed as a reader for Welsh children who want to learn English as a second language it is also suitable to English children as well. Charming color illustrations by H. Douglas Williams.

$85.00

LITTLE BEAR
seller photo

LITTLE BEAR

By MINARIK, ELSE

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. LITTLE BEAR by Else Homelund Minarik. NY: Harper & Brothers Bros (1957). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper (3 chips on spine of dw). 1st edition (correct price, no ads for later titles in the series). This is the FIRST TITLE IN THE LITTLE BEAR SERIES, wonderfully illustrated in color on nearly every page by Sendak.

$500.00

OUR BIG BOOK
seller photo

OUR BIG BOOK

By GRAY, WILLIAM

DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: OUR BIG BOOK. Chicgo: Scott Foresman no date ca 1940. This is the giant sized Dick and Jane folio made for teachers to use as display in the class. Bound in black cloth measuring 19" wide x 26" high, lacks front easel, paper aging a bit and old tape marks on one page, some light margin wear, overall VG. This is the very rare early Big Book containing 7 stories from the first Pre-Primer We Look and See. Here Sally is named Baby and the illustrations are completely different from the New Book Book. Pages [3]-30 have wonderful full color illustrations of Dick, Jane, Baby, Puff, Spot and Tim.

$1500.00

KISS FOR LITTLE BEAR
seller photo

KISS FOR LITTLE BEAR

By MINARIK, ELSE HOMELUND

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. A KISS FOR LITTLE BEAR by Else Homelund Minarik. NY: Harper & Row (1968). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 3/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in very slightly frayed dust wrapper. 1st edition, Harpercrest edition, of this I Can Read Book, wonderfully illustrated in color by Sendak. Scarce in such nice condition.

$325.00

PLAY BALL, AMELIA BEDELIA
seller photo

PLAY BALL, AMELIA BEDELIA

By PARISH, PEGGY

TRIPP, WALLACE. BLACK INTEREST. (I CAN READ BOOK) PLAY BALL, AMELIA BEDELIA by Peggy Parish. NY et al: Harper and Row (1972). 8vo (6 x 8 3/4"), glazed pictorial boards, fine in slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st edition of the 5th Amelia Bedelia book, illustrated in color by Wallace Tripp. The story prominently features 2 young Black boys. Scarce.

$200.00

FATHER BEAR COMES HOME
seller photo

FATHER BEAR COMES HOME

By MINARIK, ELSE HOLMELUND

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. FATHER BEAR COMES HOME by Else Holmelund Minarik. NY: Harper & Brothers (1959). 8vo (6 x 8 3/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in fine dust wrapper with $1.95 price. Not 1st but early based on list of other titles. Illustrated with charming color illustrations by Sendak.

$50.00

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRIMER
seller photo

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRIMER

EDUCATION. THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRIMER [by F.B. Greene]. Boston: Boston School Supply Co. 1880 (1878). 16mo (4 1/4 x 6"), pictorial wraps, 24p., a few archival mends, VG. The author calls this a "good natured satire on the Primers and First Readers in common use." Following the format and text of an early reader the author twists words in a humorous, harmless way. Illustrated by the author with a half-page drawing on every page of text.

$75.00

EVANGELICAL PRIMER
seller photo

EVANGELICAL PRIMER

By EMERSON, JOSEPH

EARLY AMERICAN. THE EVANGELICAL PRIMER containing a minor doctoral catechism and a minor historical catechism; to which is added the Westminster Assembly's shorter catechism with short explanatory notes and copious Scripture Proofs and illustrations; for the use of families and schools by Joseph Emerson. Boston: T. Armstrong 1819, tenth edition. 16mo (3 3/8 x 5 3/8"), marbled wraps, 72p., well used but tight and Good. Illlustrated with 72 woodcuts.

$75.00

BIG BOOK - BEFORE WE READ
seller photo

BIG BOOK - BEFORE WE READ

By GRAY, WILLIAM

DICK AND JANE. BIG BOOK: BEFORE WE READ. Chic.: Scott Foresman ca 1960. This is a complete set of giant sized Dick and Jane cards made for teachers to use as display in the class. Consisting of 12 cards 21" wide x 18" high, fine. Each page has a wonderful illustration (all but a few are in full color) showing the 60's version of Dick, Jane, Sally, Puff and Spot. This contains the cover and many of the picture stories and excercise pages of Before We Read. Rare.

$1250.00

CAT IN THE HAT
seller photo

CAT IN THE HAT

By SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. THE CAT IN THE HAT. NY:Random Hse. (1957). 8vo, pictorial boards with flat paper NOT glazed, 61p., sl. edge rubbing else near fine in frayed dw with price clipped. Early printing of the first edition (boards flat paper NOT glazed, later eds. were not pub. by Random, this has reviews by educators or rear dw). Illus. in bright color throughout.

$750.00

FUN WHEREVER WE ARE

By ROBINSON, HELEN

CHILDRESS, BOB. DICK AND JANE. FUN WHEREVER WE ARE by Helen Robinson et al. Chic: Scott Foresman 1965. 8vo, cl. backed pict. wraps, 79p., cover lightly soiled, VG. Dick and Jane, Sally and Spot, illus. in color by Bob Childress with Black characters Pam , Penny and Mike.

$250.00

HERE THEY ARE
seller photo

HERE THEY ARE

By WAVLE, ARDRA

DISNEY, WALT. DISNEY,WALT. HERE THEY ARE told by Ardra Wavle. Bost: D.C. Heath (1940). 8vo, pict. cloth, 56p., Fine. A Disney story in "reader" format, illustrated in bright color on every page by the Disney Studios featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Pluto. This is an unusually clean copy.

$85.00

Next >