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Baby's Own Mother Goose

By: Blake, Vivienne Illustrator

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rand McNally: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 7933

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover with slight bow to boards, marker doodle on fep, title page loose at foot 1", remainder of 28 pp text is tight and bright. Cute illustrated endpps. Book measures 8" x 10". Nice cover w/Start-Right educationally sound banner across foot of board (as published). Working copy. View more info

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Mother Goose's Melodies

By: Bleiler, E.F. Intro and Bibliographic Note

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Dover: 1970

Seller Id: 32572

ISBN: 0486225771

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing purple cloth hardcover, no jacket. 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". 116 pp. Endpprs foxed on this first printing of this facsimile edition of the Munroe & Francis 1833 version with approx 100 Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes with the original woodcuts. No names, not exlib., frt board slightly bowed, internally as new. Illustrated in b/w. View more info

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The Wages of Goodness

By: Blumenthal, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MO, University of Missouri Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31057

ISBN: 0826208339

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback, 54 pp. Negligible rubs to tips, internally as new. In his fifth volume of poetry, Michael Blumenthal explores the costs and compensations of the three ruling obsessions in our lives: love, grief, an virtue. View more info

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Winepress A Vintage of Verse SIGNED

By: Blumenthal, Walter Hart

Price: $47.00

Publisher: NY, Vail & Ballou Press: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37939

Condition: Good


1st edition in specially handmade paper covered boards. Signed by author " To Mrs. Mary McNeill Fenollosa, with the cordial respect of the author Walter Hart Blumenthal New York, Oct 1925" A well worn quarter bound, 1st edition hardcover which has some color loss, water stains, shelf wear along the bottom edge which shows boards, lower tips have been bumped with boards showing, upper edge has a hard bump and rear upper tip has small portion missing with boards showing. Clipped dj has several small chips missing on front cover & tips, head of spine has a chip missing and rear cover ... View more info

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A Pond on Cape Cod and Other Wild Places

By: Boke, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1983

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 43277

Condition: Very Good +


Blue/grey card covers with black titles. Possible author sig on fep, very hard to make out. 47 pp. No tears or soil. Moderate sunning on edges of covers. Charming poems of one of our very favorite places. Speaks of Truro, P-town, etc. View more info

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The Sandcutters Summer 1989 Arizona State Poetry Society

By: Brandt, D. LuAnn Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: AZ, The Arizona State Poetry Society: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23205

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition paperback with tiny square from adhesive from formerly placed price tag on cover. 36 pp text crisp and unmarked. View more info

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The Sandcutters Spring 1990 Arizona State Poetry Society

By: Brandt, D. LuAnn Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: AZ, The Arizona State Poetry Society: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23206

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition paperback with tiny square from adhesive from formerly placed price tag on cover. 36 pp text crisp and unmarked. View more info

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Play Rhymes

By: Brown, Marc

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28694

ISBN: 0525443363

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with corners bumped, not rubbed, one small marker doodle on fep. 32 pp text crisp and clean. Summary: Nursery songs and rhymes with illustrations. Includes Do your ears hang low, and The wheels on the bus. Ten more and the music to go with six. View more info

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Hand Rhymes

By: Brown, Marc

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton Children's Books: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31680

ISBN: 0525442014

Condition: As New


Stated first edition, 13th printing. 32 pgs. Glossy hardcover is mint inside and out. A collection of nursery rhymes with diagrams for accompanying finger plays. View more info

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Mountain Farm Poems from the Berkshire Hills

By: Bulkeley, Morgan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MA, Hollow Spring Press: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32859

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant, crisp 1st edition paperback 95 pg book of poems from the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountain region. ISBN: 0936198127 Grey illustrated card covers show negligible wear, one tiny indentation on rear cover. Lovely nature inspired prose. Author has written 3-5 poems for each month of the year. View more info

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Wind in the Treetops (A Montage)

By: Cale, W. Franklin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Vantage Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33440

ISBN: 053312154X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition crisp unmarked glossy paperback with 69 pp of parables, poems, prayers. Gift quality paperback without names, tears or soil. Shows negligible shelf wear from storage. W. Franklin Cale's title, Wind in the Treetops, draws upon a metaphor bearing profound significance for his life. It is an image that reappears, enriched, in the title meditation and other verse, such as "Bon Voyage". View more info

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The Sandcutters Winter Issue 1985 Arizona State Poetry Society

By: Carpenter, Laura Wasson Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: AZ, The Arizona State Poetry Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23207

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition paperback. showing negligible wear from storage, mailing address label on rear cover (for posting). 80 pp text is crisp and unmarked. More than suitable for gift giving. View more info

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The Hunting of The Snark & Other Lewis Carroll Verses

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $37.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 3222

Condition: Near Fine


Charming 63 pp, 1939 hardcover w/illustrated black background end papers by Malcolm Easton. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Text tight and bright without former owners marks. Unclipped DJ in mylar has chips at darkened spine ends and corners and shows deterioration on spine edge but title remains legible there. The dj cover front and rear panels are complete, with the front being lightly foxed, and dj matches cover art on the book with lots of weird chameleons on frt and rear panels. Endpapers and edge of page block foxed. Text of this volume also includes all the original verse fr... View more info

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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense Verses

By: Casterline, H. E.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Western Pubs: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 4688

ISBN: 0307128059

Condition: Very Good


1st edition illustrated glossy hardcover boards have a touch of color loss at still sharp tips and spine endsBook has golden book proof of purchase seal on upper cover tip. One finger print found in text, remainder has no names, tears or soil. Not exlib. Colorful 42 pp text is tight and bright. Gift quality volume filled with darling art and verses by Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Henry S. Leigh, Mildred Howells, Henry Johnstone and Anonymous authors. View more info

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Come Along!

By: Caudill, Rebecca

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31781

ISBN: 0030885043

Condition: Good +


1st edition, 1st printing paperback with a small sticker pull on moderately surface worn covers is filled in with coordinating marker. Spine edge sunned and creased. Tiny name on inside cover, 31 pp text tight and bright. A collection of illustrated, three line, haiku like poems. Verses celebrating joys of the seasons, with lovely illustrations. View more info

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The Cricket In The Cage

By: Chalmers, Patrick R.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black Ltd: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39077

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt bird in song on a branch on frt board, slightly dulled spine cloth has a 1/2 in of darker cloth at head, gilt titles remain legible. Bottom tips bumped, all tips barely brushed, no major rub through. Few light handling marks on covers. 78 pp heavy oaktag weight text is creamy ecru, without names, tears or soil. Lovingly illustrated by E.H. Shepherd the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. In this varied assortment of prose by a talented Irish poet are the following: Reaction/ The Golden Thread/ The Turnspit/ The Captive/ The Chinese... View more info

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Heart Throbs

By: Chapple, Joe Mitchell

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 33199

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint hardcover in orange cloth boards clean and straight w/sharp tips and spine ends. 436 pages are browned but not brittle. Hinges fine, partial vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. Previous owner name and date on fep. DJ shows light color loss at extremities, small chip at head of backstrip and a micro 1/4" hole on rear dj panel near foot of gutter. Selection of inspirational quotes and poems each one is the chosen treasure of a human heart for this book is a compilation contributed by 50,000 people toward a prize contest held by The National Magazine 1904 - 1905. View more info

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Baby Hearts and Baby Flowers

By: Charlip, Remy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Greenwillow Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38342

ISBN: 0060295910

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in bright blue glossy boards has negligible wear. Unpaginated (26 pp) crisp text without tears or blemishes. A rhymed tale describing all sorts of babies and things associated wit babies, ending with a baby bed and a wish for sweet dreams. View more info

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Mummy Took Cooking Lessons and Other Poems

By: Ciardi, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 11845

ISBN: 0395533511

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition, 1st printing hardcover in yellow cloth boards has sharp tips and barely bumped spine ends. 52 pp text is flawless. No names, tears or soil. Not exlib. Unclipped dj is a bit tatty at edges, now in new mylar and displays very well. Merle Nacht's humorous and sophisticated illustrations complement perfectly this wonderful group of new poems. The masterful Ciardi can make you feel the cold weight of a lemonade pitcher in your lap in "Lemonade for Sale" of the sadness of the passage of time in "The Milkman Comes at Four in the Morning View more info

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Good Company

By: Clark, Leonard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14959

ISBN: 0234770848

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover with both endpps removed, 72 pp text tight and bright with three small marker marks which don't affect the read. Exlib unclipped dj without call tags on spine, Lightly rubbed tips. Adorable nature poetry. View more info