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Bhimsa the Dancing Bear

By Christine Weston

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Roger Duvoisin. The 1945 true 1st edition, with the Scribner 'A' to the copyright page. Solid and VG (small former owner stamp at the front free endpaper) in a crisp, price-intact ($2.00), VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and the upper tips, and mild chipping --with several very small closed tears-- along the rear panel's edges. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the great Roger Duvoisin.

$100.00

From the Mundane to the Magical: Photographically Illustrated Children's Books, 1854-1945 and Beyond

By Mus White

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1999. Cloth. Fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR MUS WHITE on the half-title. A tight, very sharp copy to boot of the 1999 1st edition. Clean and Fine in its navy-blue cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. Quarto, limited to 1,000 copies.

$100.00

Gerlach's Jugendbucherei (33 Vol. Set in 31 Books)

By Edited by Hans Fraungruber

Vienna and Leipzig: Gerlach & Wiedling Verlag, 1920. Boards. Near Fine.

$2000.00

The First Book of Toys
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The First Book of Toys

By Helen Hoke and Walter Pels

New York: Franklin Watts, Inc, 1957. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. Jean Michener. A handsome copy of the 1957 stated 1st printing. Solid and VG+ (very light soiling at the front panel) in a crisp, price-intact ($1.95), VG+ dustjacket, with several tiny closed tears and punctures --and a bit of soiling-- to the rear panel. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout in rich color by Jean Michener.

$100.00

Who Will Comfort Toffle
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Who Will Comfort Toffle

By Tove Jansson

London: Ernest Benn, 1960. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. Tove Jansson. A sharp copy of the 1960 1st English language edition, translated from its original Finnish by Kingsley Hart. Tight and VG+ to Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light soiling to the panels, several small closed tears (neatly reinforced with two pieces of thin, light tape) and very minor chipping along the panel edges. Quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout in rich color by Tove Jansson herself.

$150.00

Les Contes Bleus du Chat Perche AND Les Contes Rouges du Chat Perche (2 Vols.)
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Les Contes Bleus du Chat Perche AND Les Contes Rouges du Chat Perche (2 Vols.)

By Marcel Ayme

Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1963. Boards. Very Good +. Palayer. Published jointly by Gallimard in this handsome 1963 re-issue, Marcel Ayme's "Rouges" and "Bleus" showcase the charming tales of the red and the blue polecat. Both volumes solid and VG in their pictorial laminate boards, with light soiling along the fore-edges. Octavos, wonderfully illustrated thruout in color by Palayer.

$150.00

Comet in Moominland
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Comet in Moominland

By Tove Jansson

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1951. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Tove Jansson. The uncommon 1951 1st English language edition of this charming children's tale by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson. Solid and VG (mild foxing to the preliminaries and the fore-edge, just a touch of darkening at the foot of the spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with one thin piece of clear tape reinforcing both of the spine ends and light foxing to the panels. 12mo, an early title in Jansson's wonderful "Moomin" series, richly illustrated thruout by this deeply talented Finnish artist.

$500.00

Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes
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Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes

By Translated by Isaac Taylor Headland

New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900. Boards. Very Good -. Isaac Taylor Headland. The 1900 1st edition of this charming offering of Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes, with its wonderful photographic illustrations accompanying each rhyme. Solid and VG- in its pictorial boards, with light wear along the tips, the spine ends and the panel edges. The front free endpaper tender (but still firmly holding), the rear endpaper neatly excised. Still though, attractive and very presentable. Octavo, dual text to each rhyme as well, with the Chinese text appearing opposite each rhyme's photograph and the English translation appearing just below it. Translated and illustrated by Isaac Taylor Headland of Peking University.

$100.00

The Garden of the Plynck

By Karle Wilson Baker

Yale University Press, 1920. 1/4 leather. Very Good. Florence Minard. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR FLORENCE MINARD on the front free endpaper. A crisp copy to boot of the 1920 1st edition, which has been handsomely re-bound in a 1/2 red morocco over light-red cloth. Pronounced offsetting along the front panel's edges, stil though solidly VG. Clean new endsheets and new marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Light, neat coloring to the first few pages of text in a child's hand and, beyond this, rich hand-colored plates thruout. Very light, occasional soiling to several of the pages, otherwise very clean. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by Florence Minard.

$200.00

Droopsi
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Droopsi

By Virginia Kahl

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Virginia Kahl. A very presentable copy of the 1958 1st edition (with the letter 'A' on the title page). Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light offsetting at the panels. Quarto, nicely illustrated thruout in rich color by Virginia Kahl.

$50.00

A Big Ball of String
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A Big Ball of String

By Marion Holland

New York: Beginner Books (Random House), 1958. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. Marion Holland. A very sharp copy of the 1958 stated 1st printing. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact ($1.95), Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by Marion Holland.

$50.00

This Is Venice
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This Is Venice

By M. Sasek

New York: Macmillan, 1961. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. M. Sasek. A gorgeous copy of the 1961 1st edition of this, the 7th title in M. Sasek's celebrated children's series. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($3.00), Near Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the maestro Sasek.

$150.00

Sam and the Firefly
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Sam and the Firefly

By P.D. Eastman

New York: Beginner's Books, Inc (Random House), 1958. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. P.D. Eastman. An impressive copy of the 1958 stated 1st printing. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($1.95), Near Fine dustjacket, with very light wear to the spine ends. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by P.D. Eastman.

$50.00

This Is Rome
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This Is Rome

By M. Sasek

New York: Macmillan, 1960. Boards. Near Fine. M. Sasek. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1960 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact ($3.00), Near Fine dustjacket, with light fading at the spine. Tall quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by M. Sasek.

$50.00

This Is Israel
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This Is Israel

By M. Sasek

New York: Macmillan, 1962. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. M. Sasek. A clean, well-preserved copy of the 1962 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket, with a couple of tiny closed tears along the spine ends. Tall quarto, wonderfully illustrated by the maestro M. Sasek.

$50.00

Harold's Fairy Tale: Further Adventures with the Purple Crayon
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Harold's Fairy Tale: Further Adventures with the Purple Crayon

By Crockett Johnson

New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. Crockett Johnson. Uncommon, early reprint (probably from the early 1960s) of Crockett Johnson's "Harold's Fairy Tale". Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($2.25), VG+ dustjacket, with very light creasing along the top-edges. 64mo, wonderfully illustrated thruout (naturally in purple crayon) by Crockett Johnson.

$50.00

Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant
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Elizabite: Adventures of a Carnivorous Plant

By H.A. Rey

New York: Harper & Row, 1962. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. H.A. Rey. The scarce early reprint of this beloved H.A. Rey children's tale, originally published in 1942. This, the 1962 reprint, is elusive in its own right and retains much of the charm of the 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($2.95), VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with mild darkening along the spine and light soiling --and several tiny closed tears-- at the rear panel. Quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout in rich color by the great H.A. Rey.

$150.00

In the Night Kitchen
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In the Night Kitchen

By Maurice Sendak

New York: Harper & Row, 1970. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1970 correct 1st edition. Tight and Fine in its off-white cloth, with no writing or markimgs of any kind internally. And in a bright, price-intact ($4.95), Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of faint wear along the tips and the tiniest bit of chipping at the spine crown. Tall, thin quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout in rich color by the maestro Sendak. (Hanrahan A-75).

$500.00

The First Book of Photography (Signed by the Author, the Illustrator and Both Publishers)
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The First Book of Photography (Signed by the Author, the Illustrator and Both Publishers)

By John Hoke

New York: Franklin Watts, 1954. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Russel Hamilton. A one-of-a-kind copy of the 1954 1st edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR JOHN HOKE, THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ILLUSTRATOR RUSSEL HAMILTON, AND BOTH OF THE PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN WATTS AND HELEN HOKE WATTS, on the title page. A very sharp copy to boot: clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($1.75), easily Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. Octavo, also includes photos by Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, Yousef Karsh, etc. #50 in the wonderful "First Book of...." children's series.

$200.00

Sam a Goat
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Sam a Goat

By Bayard Dominick

New York: Astor-Honor, Inc, 1968. Boards. Very Good +/Very Good +. Richard Coe. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR BAYARD DOMINICK on the dedication page. A solid copy to boot of the 1968 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (very light creasing along the outer hinges) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with light scuffing to the front panel and very light creasing and chipping along the rear panel edges. Quarto, nicely illustrated thruout in color by Richard Coe.

$50.00

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