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Granny's Little Rhyme Book

By: Le Mair, Henrietta Willebeek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Philomel Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25312

ISBN: 0399221743

Condition: Very Good


Gorgeous 1st edition hardcover in pale lavender cloth with paste-on circle illustration and bright gilt titles. Authors name slightly worn on front cover. 24 pp text as new with darling illustrations on every page. Poems include: Oranges and Lemons Simple Simon I Saw Three Ships Jack and Jill Little Boy Blue Pat-a-Cake Goosey, Goosey, Gander Lavender's Blue Lucy Locket Georgie Porgie. View more info

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Mother's Little Rhyme Book A Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes

By: Le Mair, Henrietta Willebeek

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, Philomel Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27601

ISBN: 0399221409

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with gift dedication on fep, barely noticable soil spot on frt cloth cover, else as new in mauve cloth boards with perfect paste-on picture and bright gilt titles. Poems include: Hickory, Dickory Dock Lazy Sheep, Pray Tell Me Why? Little Jack Horner Sing a Song of Sixpence Little Tommy Tucker The North Wind Doth Blow Little Bo-Peep Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Little Miss Muffett Sleep, Baby, Sleep. View more info

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Little Nature Verses

By: Le Pla, Fannie M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MA, The Christopher Publishing House: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44833

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth with blind stamped ruled edges and bright gilt titles but loss of outer layer of paper on foot of spine. 88 pp text crisp and unmarked with faintly foxed end pps. Unclipped yellow background dj in new mylar is illustrated all round with green line drawings of animals, insects, flowers, birds etc. It has a 1/2 x 3/4" chip at head of rear panel and 1/4" loss at head of spine that does not affect the title and tips and foot of frt panel show tiny bits of loss. Publisher put the original price on the foot of the dj (weird, first one I've seen). ... View more info

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Edward Lear's Nonsense Book A Dover Coloring Book

By: Lear, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Dover: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 26917

ISBN: 0486227448

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback coloring book with three of the images are neatly colored, corners of paperback covers lightly rubbed plus color loss at periphery, 46 pp text tight and bright. This book contains some of the most famous humorous illustrations and rhymes ever created. Both the words and the pictures are by Edward Lear. They originally appeared in two of his books: "A Book of Nonsense," which was first published in 1846, and "More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, Etc.; (1872). Edward was a painter and knew the importance and joy of color. Most likely, if he himself lef... View more info

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The Pelican Chorus and Other Nonsense Verses

By: Lear, Edward

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.:

Seller Id: 30808

ISBN: 0723205841

Condition: Very Good


Brilliant copy in green hardcover boards. Tape marks on illustrated endpapers and boards, tip edge of boards slightly sunned. 76 pp text fine, all pages and pocket present. Price clipped dj in new mylar shows no exlib marks, is complete and displays beautifully. Lavish, light-hearted full color plate illustrations and b/w line drawings throughout accompany the author's familiar nonsensical tales including: The Pelican Chorus, Mr. and Mrs Spikky Sparrow, The Table and the Chair, The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly, Mr. and Mrs. Discobbolos, The Two Old Bachelors, The Pobble Who Has No To... View more info

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There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose And Other Nonsense Rhymes

By: Lear, Edward

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Mynah/Random House: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34676

ISBN: 0091838320

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition 6" tall x 9" long. 125 p. Gift quality hardcover in matching illustrated unclipped dj with new mylar. Not remaindered. No names or inscriptions, 1/8" closed tear at foot of title page. Hilariously illustrated rhymes by the beloved Lear. View more info

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Lear's Nonsense Verses

By: Lear, Edward

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38098

Condition: Near Fine


1st Grosset & Dunlap edition in this format with this illustrator, 1967. Black illustrated cloth hardcover has color loss at periphery. Unpaginated (42 pp) text is crisp, last page has two micro closed tears at page outer edge from turning. Few light crease lines on the edges and there is a red ink dot on FEP. Charming drawings by Hans Christian Anderson award winner Tomi Ungerer. A wonderful gift quality offering full of children's verses. Not exlib. View more info

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Jackstones Poetry & Collage

By: Leeds, Morton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MD, Mono Book Corp.: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 10498

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback book printed on glossy stock w/interesting b/w art. Stapled spine has a barely noticeable rub at both ends, 124 pp text crisp and unmarked. Gift quality offering. View more info

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The Folio Book of Humorous Verse

By: Leeson, Edward

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32900

Condition: As New


Brilliant, crisp, as new copy. 263 pp in navy blue paper covered slipcase showing light surface soil and glue remnants from two round stickers. No splits or writing. Gift quality 1st edition hardcover in slipcase. View more info

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A Wilderness Of Riches Voices of The Virginia Colony Poems

By: Lianne, Lenny

Price: $17.00

Publisher: VA, Scripworks Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40518

ISBN: 0978683749

Condition: Fine


1st edition glossy paperback show one light bump to upper tip of frt cover. 87 pp text as new. Lenny Lianne has spent most of her life in Virginia, growing up near land surveyed by George Washington. Her poems have appeared in many publications and she has won awards for her prose. There are four sections with multiple poems in each. 1. Capt. John Smith's Discourse on the Appetite for Exploration. 2. From the Underside of History: Pocahontas, In Her Adult Years. 3. Brides for the Colony: Voices of Early Immigrant Women. 4. And Know the Place for the First Time. View more info

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Mignonettes

By: Lichet, Raymond

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W & R Chambers Ltd.: 1974

Edition: First English Edition

Seller Id: 16414

ISBN: 0550318011

Condition: Near Fine


1st UK edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Slight amount of yellowing on white background glossy covers. 20 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Not exlib. Gift quality volume of funny prose & illustrations, mostly about animals. View more info

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What Matter Time or Tide SIGNED

By: Lindsley, Ivy

Price: $27.00

Publisher: TX, The Kaleidograph Press: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44936

Condition: Very Good


Author sig on foot of title page. Gift ded on fep. 1st edition 92 pp hardcover book of prose. A few 1944 news clipped poems by the author have been glued in on last blank pages and have cause yellowing on opposing page. As one might think, these are natural poems speaking of streams, the ocean, aquatic mammals etc. View more info

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Rare Poems of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries A Supplement to the Anthologies Collected and Edited with Notes By W. J. Linton

By: Linton, W. J.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1895

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 10050

Condition: Good


3rd printing hardcover in red cloth with gilt title spine shows bumped and rubbed tips with only one board tip just barely showing. Gilt title on spine shows well, lovely floral endpps, 264 pp text tight, lightly browned at extremities with tidy gift dedication on second blank fep. View more info

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One Voice TWICE SIGNED

By: Liss, Dan; Pinter, Donna

Price: $7.00

Publisher: GA, Lionshare Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Translator & Illustrator

Seller Id: 30936

Condition: Fine


1st edition 67 pg paperback book of poetry and art. Signed by both authors on title page. Negligible edge wear at tips. View more info

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Sung Under The Silver Umbrella Poems for Young Children

By: Literature Committee of the Association for Childhood Education

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1958

Edition: 25th Printing

Seller Id: 32875

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright hardcover in illustrated red cloth with bumped tips and spine ends, small soil spot on rear cover. NOT exlib. Vint bookstore sticker on frt pastedn. 211 pp plus index. Presentable copy of lovely children's poems. View more info

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Sung Under The Silver Umbrella Poems for Young Children

By: Literature Committee of the Association for Childhood Education

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1962

Edition: 28th Printing

Seller Id: 46725

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright reprint hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards showing bumped tips and spine ends with color loss but no rub-through to boards. Some light foxing and discoloration on endpapers, small area of sticker residue on frt endpaper. There is one random 1/4 pen mark over the N in Under on book frt board. NOT exlib. 211 pp plus index. Presentable copy of lovely children's poems that are well illustrated in b/w line drawings throughout. View more info

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A Circle of Seaons SIGNED

By: Livingston, Myra Cohn

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Holiday House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 17276

ISBN: 0823406563

Condition: Fine


Lovely 1st edition paperback signed by author on fep. 'To Laurie, May Your Circles alway come around in joy! Myra Cohn Livingston 1994'. Book shows light rubbing to tips, 32 pp text profusely illustrated. One 13 stanza poems describing the seasons. View more info

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Higgledy-Piggledy Verses And Pictures

By: Livingston, Myra Cohn

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Margaret K. McElderry Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31137

ISBN: 0689504071

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in blue cloth with yellow illustration of boy on cover and titles on spine. Exlib with pocket pulled but all pages present. 32 pg story in rhyme where a young narrator relates the 'good' behavior of Higgledy-Piggledy (excels at sports, looks neat and clean, enjoys doing chores) and wishes him bad luck as a reward for such perfection. View more info

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Facts and Fancies SIGNED

By: Lott, Melvina Adele

Price: $17.00

Publisher: CA, Privately Printed: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 8400

Condition: Fair


1st edition hardcover with chipping at head and foot of spine of green paper covered boards with title in black on cover. Bumped corners, text is tight and bright w/reproduced photo of Adele and pencil signature underneath. Dedication of fep from former owner and taped in poem of 'Why God Made Little Boys' on a blank front paper. Spine cracked at page forty-nine but all leaves are present and holding fine. Includes poems on random subjects plus a short play in the back. View more info

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One Two Buckle My Shoe

By: Loveless, Liz

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, All Books For Children: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14623

ISBN: 1854061666

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy 1st edition hardcover with sharp spine ends and upper board tips barely bumped, 32 pp text as new. Not exlib. Gift quality volume. An illustrated version of the classic counting rhyme. View more info