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Little Jack Sprat

By: Adams, Frank Illustrator

Price: $7.00

Publisher: England, Robert Frederick Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39898

ISBN: 1850817332

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with one poke through padded front cover image that is barely visible on the busy illustrated cover. Internally as new. No names, tears or soil. Profusely illust with full page color & black /white plates by Frank Adams whose art reminds us of Randolph Caldecott. 32 un-paginated leaves. A two in one book, read the story, color the pictures. View more info

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Make A Circle Keep Us In Poems For a Good Day

By: Adoff, Arnold

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Delacort Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29096

ISBN: 0440059097

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in illustrated boards showing color loss at bumped spine ends and fairly sharp tips. Fep removed. Not exlib. Former owner's name stamp on inside cover, 30 pp text fine. Landscape format, book is longer than it is tall. 7.25" tall x 8.75" long. A number of soft b/w pencil drawings illustrate the poems that celebrate the joys of the day: Simple pleasures: Morning, Growing up, Peanut Butter, Hard Rain and Thunder but most of all, Family Love from siblings, mom and chubby papa who is a bear who turns back into dad in one of the poems. View more info

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Each Peach Pear Plum Home Book Pack Includes Cassette Tape and Instruction Card Book Summary

By: Ahlberg, Janet and Allan

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 32559

ISBN: 0590271695

Condition: Fine


6th printing paperback as new. Cassette in case appears fine. Includes card and clear plastic carry bag w/handle. Rare Home Book Pack set. 32 pp book is like new and has an ISBN of 0590410814 View more info

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I Would Steal Horses

By: Alexie, Sherman

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: Slipstream: 1992

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller Id: 34830

Condition: Very Good


Near fine first limited edition paperback. Exceedingly rare, only 500 copies of this title were issued with only 100 copies being distributed to the public overall. The margins of pages 19-22 have five, small, light (grease?) spots on both sides of the two pages. The upper fore-edge corner lightly brushed and there is a minuscule amount of rust on the staples. The author's second work is Slipstream's Fifth Annual Chapbook Contest Winner. Shared in part from the rear cover: "Sherman Alexie is an enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian from Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane In... View more info

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Purple Ronnie's Little Poems for Friends

By: Andreae, Giles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Boxtree Publishers: 1999

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller Id: 16697

ISBN: 0752217283

Condition: As New


Adorable 5th printing miniature book 3 1/5" x 3 3/4" 46 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings. A smashing little book full of poems about friends. View more info

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The Big Book of Tongue Twisters & Double Talk

By: Arnold, Arnold

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46118

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in yellow slick boards with removable mylar overwrap. Corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed, light-moderate surface soil. One page has a crescent shaped open chip with the chip present but bound into backstrip 1/2" away from the remaining words on the chip. All text can be read. Remainder of 62 pp text is flawless. Illustrated Alphabet Block Rhyme Endpprs. No names, not exlib. View more info

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Bedtime Rhymes SIGNED

By: Ashby, Mike

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Canada, Trafford Publishing: 2004

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32054

ISBN: 1412022339

Condition: As New


2nd printing paperback, author's presentation copy signed on title page: Bridge, Best Wishes, Enjoy Your Book Mike Ashby. Faint curl to lower cover tip and text. 40 pp. A collection of stories in rhyming verse, each ending with a moral theme. The book's text and artwork are enjoyable for the young and old alike. View more info

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Chin Up, dad

By: Ashley, Nora Trimble

Price: $17.00

Publisher: CT, C. R. Gibson Company: 1976

Seller Id: 20102

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with slightly bumped tips. 40 pp text crisp and unmarked. For Fathers everywhere, Whether the skies be blue or gray, A father's love is ever true. So here's a book that's meant to say: Let every day be "Father's Day"! A book of verses NOT all about fathers. View more info

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Lucie Attwell's Book of Rhymes

By: Attwell, Lucie

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Dean & Son, Ltd: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14227

Condition: Good +


Cute hardcover with moderate corner wear, white background covers are slightly darkened along spine edges, text re-glued into boards but is tight and bright with some closed and taped tears. Front board slightly bowed. Some finger prints and soil in the 20 pp text. Solid working copy. A picture book of short nursery rhymes, all surrounded by Attwell's colored illustrations View more info

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Reverie SIGNED

By: Beaty, Josephine Powell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: TX, The Book Craft: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27538

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover, author's presentation copy, dedicated on fep For Annie Laurie Deane A Friend in Need Affectionately, Josephine Powell Beaty August 1964. Fine copy in gold boards with a card with an additional poem by Beaty laid in. DJ shows fading at edges, has one brown spot on spine, and shows 3 micro abrasion holes on dj flap folds. Has kept this book in fine form. Not pretty but all there. 70 pp of poems about life, love, liberty, hope and courage. View more info

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Reckon I'll Write

By: Beckelman, Charlotte

Price: $47.00

Publisher: NY, House of Field, Inc: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28027

Condition: Near Fine


Rare 1st edition hardcover book of poems 73 pp. in green cloth with orange title plate on cover, dj in new mylar shows small chips and bits of loss at extremities but displays well. It is a grand and glorious America that stands revealed in Charlotte Beckelman's varied verses. Hers is a complete knowledge of people old and young, past and present, humble and proud. At ease in the divers poetic forms and techniques, she sends her message to the heart. There is a profound and warm appreciation of living that establishes an immediate rapprochement between poet and reader. Life has had few interpr... View more info

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Windy Morning

By: Behn, Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World: 1953

Seller Id: 9125

Condition: Very Good


Reprint exlib hardcover with bumped tips, tape marks on endpprs and dj flaps. 61 pp text tight. Unclipped dj in new mylar has call tag on spine. Card pocket on rep. Darling little brown line drawings by the author. Includes 35 poems. Like the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, some of these small poems touch deep currents. They are as fresh as first experience - but children will seem always to have known a few of them, for children have always hummed the same tunes when they saw a kite for the first time, or snow on a hillside, or the sea, or a new playmate. Windy Morning is a happy b... View more info

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High and Low Poems

By: Betjeman, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 10493

Condition: Very Good +


Exlib 2nd printing hardcover with tape marks on paste downs, text tight and bright, was only borrowed 2x from library. Very crisp condition. Unclipped dj in new mylar has call tag, card pocket on rep. "Sir John Betjeman CBE (28 August 1906 - 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a 'poet and hack'. He was born to a middle-class family in Edwardian London. Although he claimed he failed his degree at Oxford University, his early ability in writing poetry and interest in architecture supported him throughout his life. Starting his care... View more info

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On the Road of Stars [Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms]

By: Bierhorst, John [Selected by]

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 20216

ISBN: 0027097358

Condition: Near Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in fine, unclipped dj in new mylar. 38 pp text flawless. A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams, or make sleep irresistible. View more info

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All Join In

By: Blake, Quentin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Red Fox: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16108

ISBN: 009926353X

Condition: Fine


Negligible surface wear, 32 pp text as new. Adorable miniature book measures 4.25" at spine x 5.50" long. A cacophone of noises, a riot of color, and illustrations that simply leap off the page! Perfect for sharing with all children: noisy ... and quiet! View more info

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Quentin Blake's Nursery Rhyme Book

By: Blake, Quentin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc: 1983

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 37429

ISBN: 0060205334

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition glossy hardcover, no dj. Very colorful pictorial boards with very slight bumping on spine ends, light color loss on still sharp tips. Unpaginated text (32 pp) is tight & bright View more info

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All Join In

By: Blake, Quentin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MA, Little, Brown & Co.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43196

ISBN: 0316099341

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in dj. Moderate surface wear at tips of glossy hardcover boards, Lightly age-toned, unclipped DJ displays well in new mylar. Remainder mark on foot of page block else fine. View more info

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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