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THE BUS GIRLS

by Harris, Mary K.

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(1965)
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London: Faber and Faber, (1965). First edition. Children's book for middle grade readers. Illustrated with drawings by Eileen Green. 8vo emerald green cloth boards lettered in gilt at spine; 203 pages. Bright and fine with barest rubbing to tips; in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of soiling, light rubbing, flattened creasing to head of spine,… Read more about this item
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EARLY MOON
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EARLY MOON

by Sandburg, Carl

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1930
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New York: Junior Literary Guild, 1930. First edition thus. Printed from the Harcourt plates with reset title page. "Chosen by the editors of the Junior Literary Guild ... as the selection for October, 1930, sent to Older Girls between the ages of 12-16 years." Seventy poems for young people with introduction by Sandburg and illustrations by James Daugherty. 8vo… Read more about this item
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UNCLE REMUS: His Songs and His Sayings; The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation
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UNCLE REMUS: His Songs and His Sayings; The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation

by Harris, Joel Chandler

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1881
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New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1881. First edition. First issue with "presumptive" in last line page 9 (versus "presumptuous"). An enduring though controversial Southern classic illustrated by Frederick S. Church & James H. Moser. Small 8vo brown cloth boards; gilt-stamped spine; front cover stamped in black with pictorial of Brer Rabbit smoking a pipe in gilt; green butterflies-and-flowers… Read more about this item
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

by Rowling, J. K.

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(London): Bloomsbury, (1999). First edition thus: scarce first printing of the Deluxe Edition. Reportedly one of only around 1,000 copies. The third book in the series but first to be printed in the deluxe edition. 8vo gilt-stamped green cloth with pictorial inset on front cover; all edges gilt; ribbon place marker. Bright and near fine with mild crease to… Read more about this item
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TWO TRAVELERS
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TWO TRAVELERS

by Manson, Christopher

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New York: Henry Holt, (1990). First edition. Generically INSCRIBED on blank leaf opposite the title page, "Best wishes to the Grandchildren - from Christopher Manson 9/95." Isaac, servant to emperor Charlemagne, travels home to France with a gift from the caliph of Bahjdad -- an elephant named Abulabaz. "Based on a historical account of Charlemagne's court and illustrated with… Read more about this item
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THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK
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THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK

by Lang, Andrew; Julian de Harvaez, illustrated by

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2009
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(London): Folio Society, 2009. First edition thus: first printing of the Folio Society edition. A gorgeous production. Illustrated in color and black-and-white throughout with 14 beautiful full-page plates by de Harvaez (including frontis). Small 4to (approximately 10") bright green illustrated boards stamped in blue, black, gold, and white; top edge green; green endpapers illustrated in gold; 354 pages. Housed… Read more about this item
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THE DOLL AND THE KITTEN
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THE DOLL AND THE KITTEN

by Wright, Dare

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(1960)
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co., (1960). First edition. "A New Book about Edith, the Lonely Doll." Slender 4to quarter black imitation leather; patterned paper boards illustrated with photograph; spine lettered in red; 55 pages. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs by Wright. Near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with just a few small nicks and tears.… Read more about this item
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DID YOU SAY GHOSTS

by Michelson, Richard; Illustrated by Leonard Baskin

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(1993)
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New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., (1993). First edition. SIGNED BY LEONARD BASKIN on title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. A sweet, silly children's book sure to scare the bejesus out of the wee ones.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

by Rowling, J. K.

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(2000)
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(London): Bloomsbury, (2000). First edition of the "Deluxe" issue. Gilt-stamped purple cloth boards with color plate front cover inlay; all edges gilt; ribbon place marker. Fine as issued (without a dust jacket). Sealed in the original shrinkwrap with publisher's "First Edition" label on back. HUGO WINNER
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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX; (First Deluxe Edition)

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX; (First Deluxe Edition)

by Rowling, J. K.

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London: Bloomsbury, (2003). First edition thus, a "Deluxe Edition" issued simultaneously with the first trade edition. 8vo maroon cloth lettered in gilt on front and spine, with front cover pictorial onlay, all edges gilt, and ribbon place marker. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS; [First printing of the Deluxe Edition]

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS; [First printing of the Deluxe Edition]

by Rowling, J. K.

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London: Bloomsbury, (1999). First edition of the Deluxe edition. The first three volumes in the series were issued in Bloomsbury's "deluxe" editions in 1999 (the latter 4 were issued simultaneous to the first trade editions).8vo light blue cloth lettered in gilt on front and spine, with front cover pictorial onlay, all edges gilt, and ribbon place marker. Near fine… Read more about this item
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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE; (First Deluxe Edition)

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE; (First Deluxe Edition)

by Rowling, J. K.

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London: Bloomsbury, (1999). First edition thus, the Bloomsbury Deluxe Edition. The first book in the Harry Potter series was originally published in 1997. The first three volumes in the series were then issued in "deluxe" editions in 1999 (the latter 4 were issued simultaneous to the first trade editions). 8vo red cloth lettered in gilt on front and spine,… Read more about this item
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THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book)
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THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book)

by Adams, Frank, illustrator; [James Kendrew]

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no-date [circa 1910]
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New York: Dodge Publishing Co., no-date [circa 1910]. First U.S. edition, from the London plates. Frank Adams' large colorful illustrations for a story by James Kendrew (Kendrew's story was originally self-published in 1820 as a chapbook with small, unattributed woodcuts). Quarto red paper boards backed with red cloth (vs green for the London edition); color plate pasted to front.… Read more about this item
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BILLY THE GREAT

by Guy, Rosa

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(1992)
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New York: Delacorte Press, (1992). First U.S. edition. Originally published in the UK in 1991. This wonderful story of a boy growing up with a mind of his own is beautifully illustrated by Caroline Binch. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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MOTHER GOOSE Twenty Nursery Rhymes

by Van Aver, Philip, selected and illustrated by

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1970
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San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1970. First edition thus. Each brief Mother Goose rhyme is accompanied by a small but elaborately detailed illustration by Van Aver. Colophon states 300 copies but Harlan's Grabhorn-Hoyem bibliography notes there were only 200 copies and that of those only "a few" were bound in blue decorated boards. This copy is one of those few in… Read more about this item
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THE GERTRUDE STEIN FIRST READER & THREE PLAYS
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THE GERTRUDE STEIN FIRST READER & THREE PLAYS

by Stein, Gertrude

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Dublin/London: Maurice Fridberg, (1946). First edition. A book for young readers with illustrations by Francis Rose. INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER AND BINDER, "For Michael/ From Maurice/ and/ George E. Hetherington/ book maker/ Nov. 1946." 8vo quarter yellow cloth stamped in black, pale gray paper boards. Good or better with light soiling, few small stains, and some bumping to edges;… Read more about this item
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A DONKEY FOR THE KING; [Letter from Price to Angelo laid in]
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A DONKEY FOR THE KING; [Letter from Price to Angelo laid in]

by Price, Olive, Valenti Angelo, illustrator

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1945
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New York: Whittlesey House, 1945. First edition. Her first book for children, a story revolving around the donkey ridden by Christ into the city of Jerusalem. Illustrations in the text and on the dust jacket by Valenti Angelo, who began his career illustrating for Grabhorn Press. Although not indicated as such in the book, presume this copy was Angelo's… Read more about this item
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THE MESSAGE IN THE HOLLOW OAK; [12th Nancy Drew Mystery, early printing in dust jacket]
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THE MESSAGE IN THE HOLLOW OAK; [12th Nancy Drew Mystery, early printing in dust jacket]

by Keene, Carolyn, (Mildred Wirt Benson)

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(1935)
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935). First edition, later printing. Though the copyright page states 1935, the actually date of publication for this copy is 1938 per Farah [1938B]. The twelfth book in the series and ninth by Benson. Very good or better with spine ends softened and small bookshop blindstamp on front endpaper. In about very good dust… Read more about this item
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PUCK OF POOK'S HILL

PUCK OF POOK'S HILL

by Kipling, Rudyard, Arthur Rackham

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1906
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New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1906. First U.S. edition and the first edition with illustrations by Rackham. A fantasy book for children with frontispiece and four full-page colored illustrations by Rackham tipped in. 8vo green cloth stamped in black and lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Small hole in rear endpaper at hinge, which is starting at the… Read more about this item
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ALONE IN THE WILD FOREST

ALONE IN THE WILD FOREST

by Singer, Isaac Bashevi,. Margot Zemach, illustrator

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(1971)
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New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1971). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Singer and Elizabeth Shub. Generically SIGNED BY SINGER on title page, "Love/ I B Singer." Fine in good dust jacket toned on edges and tanned at spine with small stains where 2 thumb-nail tears were internally mended with glue on rear spine fold.
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