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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

RHYMES OF THE STATES

By NEWKIRK, GARRETT

FENN, HARRY. NEWKIRK,GARRETT. RHYMES OF THE STATES. NY: Century 1896 (1896). Small 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), pictorial cloth , 96p. Fine. 1st edition. Designed so that children could more easily remember facts about evcry state, each state has a rhyme and an illustration to facilitate memory. Illustrated with pen and inks and half tones by Harry Fenn. THIS COPY HAS A NICE 4 LINE DATED INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR TO MARY MAPES DODGE, author of Hans Brinker, creator or St. Nicholas Magazine and more. This was her copy.

$275.00

IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE

By QUILLER-COUCH

NIELSEN, KAY. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. (London) Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1913]. Folio (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), full green vellum with extensive gilt decoration, top edge gilt, 164p., a few marks on the vellum as is common in this edition, new ties, endpaper foxed as usual else VG+ to FINE. LIMITED TO ONLY 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NIELSEN and illustrated by him with 26 magnificent color plates with pictorial lettered tissue guards. This limited edition has 2 more color plates than in the trade edition. There are also decorative borders. This is a lavishly produced book.

$4750.00

END OF THE WORLD

By EGGLESTON, EDWARD

EGGLESTON,EDWARD. THE END OF THE WORLD. NY: Orange Judd and Co. (1872). 8vo (5 x 7 1/2"), cloth, 299p. Spine and cover edges faded, spine ends frayed, VG. Illustrated by Frank Beard with 32 engravings. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY EGGLESTON TO MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER, FOUNDER OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE AND MORE. IT READS: "TO MARY MAPES DODGE WITH KIND REGARDS OF HER FRIEND THE AUTHOR 1873." Eggleston was a novelist and editor of the juvenile paper the Little Colonel.

$750.00

LONE COWBOY

By JAMES, WILL

JAMES, WILL. JAMES,WILL. LONE COWBOY: my life story. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1930. 8vo (6 x 8 1/2"), bound in green cloth with brown spine and leather label. Cover faded on top edge, spine soiled else tight and VG+. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY JAMES. The original drawing is fine and detailed showing a cowboy on his horse. The image is 5" wide and 4 3/4" high Signed by James, dated 1930. This is James' life story embellished by him with more than 30 full page and smaller illustrations, and a photo frontis. Quite scarce in this limited edition.

$2750.00

LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY

By SMITH, MARY STUART

SMITH,MARY STUART. LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA. NY: John B. Alden 1890 (1890). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4", green gilt cloth, 133p., a few marks on cover else VG-Fine. 1st edition of this Revolutionary War story. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR, FOUNDER OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE & MORE: "MRS. MARY MAPES DODGE, PRESENTED IN TOKEN OF DELIGHTFUL ASSOCIATION AT DEAR MISS BOOTH'S. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 1890". The final 36 pages are an essay on the Women of the Revolution. Smith was a novelist and poet deeply involved with everything related to Virginia. She was a speaker at the Congress of Women at the Columbian Exposition.

$300.00

ALLIES FAIRY BOOK

RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE ALLIES' FAIRY BOOK with intro. by Edmund Gosse. London: Heinemann no date [1916]. 4to (8 x 10"), blue gilt cloth, top edge gilt, Fine in custom leather backed slipcase. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. This is a collection of fairy tales from various countries (English, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and more) with lengthy and informative introduction by Gosse. Featuring 12 magnificent tipped-in color plates and a profusion of fabulous line illustrations throughout the text that reproduce with superior clarity due to the fine quality paper used in this edition.

$3000.00

FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

DETMOLD, E. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1909. Thick folio (10 1/4 X 12 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, spine toned, a few marks on rear cover, one corner crease, top edge gilt, bookplate of Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, VG+. LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED LARGE PAPER COPIES, THIS DOES NOT HAVE THE LIMITATION PAGE WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY DETMOLD. The original watercolor is executed on parchment 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and is signed. A delightful baby chick is seated on a lily pad, looking at a yellow tulip. Featuring 25 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates, printed on high quality paper. This is a special copy of a beautifully produced and illustrated book. This limited edition has 2 EXTRA COLOR PLATES NOT FOUND IN THE TRADE EDITION.

$3250.00

POEMS HERE AND AT HOME

By RILEY, JAMES WHITCOMB

kemble, e.w.. RILEY,JAMES WHITCOMB. POEMS HERE AND AT HOME. NY: Century Co. 1893 (1893). 12mo (4 3/4 x 7"), gilt decorative cloth, top edge gilt, 187p.,slight rear cover soil else near Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated by E.W. KEMBLE with pen and ink drawings throughout the text. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY RILEY: "TO AN EX HOOSIER FROM THE HOOSIER POET PER AN EX-HOOSIER". Inscribed and from the collection of Mary Mapes Dodge, author of Hans Brinker, founder of St. Nicholas Magazine,

$450.00

RHYMES AND JINGLES

By DODGE, MARY MAPES

STILWELL, SARAH. DODGE,MARY MAPES. RHYMES AND JINGLES. NY: Scribner 1904 (Sept. 1904). 8vo (5 1/ X 7 3/4"), dark green gilt pictorial cloth, gilt spine, top edge gilt, 222p. slight rubbing, Fine. 1st thus. While there was a much earlier edition, this edition has poems never before been in print and has illustrations new for this book. Poems written by the author of Hans Brinker, founder of St. Nicholas Magazine and more. Illustrated by Brandywine artist SARAH STILWELL with beautifully intricate pictorial title and frontis plus a profusion of pen and ink drawings full page and in-text. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY DODGE: When the sun's sinking low in the skies, The evening primrose opens her eyes. Come back dear Sun, she seems to say, I've been dreaming of you the livelong day. Page 209 Mary Mapes Dodge". There is also a mounted phot of Dodge's hand. A special copy of a most lovely book. (BAL 4801)

$400.00

TIMOTHY'S QUEST

By WIGGIN, KATE DOUGLAS

WIGGIN,KATE DOUGLAS. TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1891 (1900). 12mo (5 x 7"), 2-toned cloth, Fine condition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER AND CREATOR OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE. The inscription dated 1890 reads: MARY MAPES DODGE, WITH MANY GOOD WISHES FROM HERSELF XMAS '90. Dodge, a friend of Wiggen's, decided to buy herself a Christmas gift.

$250.00

SAINT GAUDENS: AN ODE AND OTHER VERSES

By JOHNSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD

JOHNSON,ROBERT UNDERWOOD. SAINT GAUDENS: AN ODE AND OTHER VERSES. NY: Century Co. 1910 (1910). 8vo (5 x 7 1/4"), gilt cloth, Fine condition. 1st edition. Inscribed by Johnson to Mary Mapes Dodge's son: To Mr. and Mrs. James Mapes Dodge from their (foreclosed and) attacked friend the author known in real life as Robert Underwood Johnson 1910). Johnson was an author and diplomat. He worked with Muir to establish Yosemite National Park and was influential in creating the Sierra Club.

$500.00

FLOCK OF GIRLS

By PERRY, NORA

PERRY,NORA. A FLOCK OF GIRLS and Their Friends. Boston: Ticknor & Co. 1888 (1887). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine condition. Illustrated with b& white plates. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "TO M. M. DODGEWITH THE CORDIAL REGARDS OF OF NORA PERRY. DODGE WROTE HANS BRINKER, CREATED ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE AND MUCH MORE. Perry was a poet, journalist and author of juvenile stories. This is Dodge's personal copy.

$300.00

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

MICHAEL HAGUE'S FAVORITE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES

By ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN

HAGUE, MICHAEL. (HAGUE,MICHAEL)illus. MICHAEL HAGUE'S FAVORITE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRY TALES. NY: Holt Rinehart (1981). 4to, cloth, pictorial paste-on, publishing flaw on several pages (corner crease and small indentation marks), VG in slip case. 1st edition. LIMITED TO 350 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY HAGUE WITH A LARGE AND DETAILED ORIGINAL DRAWING ON FLYLEAF. Beautiful color plates to accompany 9 fairy tales.

$200.00

EGG TREE
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EGG TREE

By MILHOUS, KATHERINE

MILHOUS, KATHERINE. MILHOUS,KATHERINE. EGG TREE. NY: Scribner (1950 A). 4to (8 x 10"), blue pictorial boards, two small marks on cover else Fine in dust wrapper (no seal, with several small pieces off edges and corners). 1st edition, first printing of this CALDECOTT AWARD WINNER, THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED WITH A NICE 3" COLOR DRAWING BY MILHOUS. This is an Easter story set in Pennsylvania Dutch country and wonderfully illustrated in color by the author. Very hard to find inscribed with a drawing in the first printing with the letter "A" on the copyright page.

$650.00

PAGOO
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PAGOO

By HOLLING, HOLLING C.

HOLLING. HOLLING,HOLLING C.. PAGOO. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1957 (1957). 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth, near Fine in dust wrapper with a few very small holes and piece off back panel. 1st edition, 1st printing. THIS COPY IS NICELY INSCRIBED BY THE HOLLINGS in calligraphy and signed by each of them. The text is the scientifically accurate story about the world of the tidal basin as viewed through the development of a hermit crab named Pagoo. Illustrated with rich full page color lithographs and with black and white lithos in text. A companion to Tree In The Trail and Paddle To The Sea.

$225.00

I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY
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I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY

By SEUSS, DR

SEUSS, DR.. SEUSS,DR. I CAN LICK 30 TIGERS TODAY. NY: Random House (1969). 4to, (8 1/4 x 11 1/4"), pictorial cloth, covers lightly toned else Fine (no dust wrapper as issued). 1st edition. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY SEUSS! Starring the Cat In The Hat and brightly illustrated in color on every page. A signed first edition are scarce. Younger / Hirsch 38.

$1200.00

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