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The Swineherd

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Translated By Erik Blegvad

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1958

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 30427

ISBN: 0152837159

Condition: Fair

Exlib with all pages and pocket present. Some finger soil, few small closed tears on some page edges, small split in rear hinge paper, page block sewing a tad wobbly but holding. Unclipped dj has a closed tear on frt flap, wear at tips, few small chips, displays well in new mylar. Rare volume illust and translated by Blegvad, an artist from Andersen's own Denmark. With delicate humor and gentle truth this tale tells of the foolish princess who valued material things more than Nature's gifts, who preferred a trinket to a perfect rose or a golden-voiced nightingale, and who did not recognize tru... 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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A Huntsman's Log Book

By: Bell, Isaac, M.F.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46953

Condition: Very Good

The author's first and very scarce work in an uncommon professionally reproduced color illustrated dj from the Scribner's edition that displays well with handsome red fox mask on frt panel. This is a very neat former library copy that appears to have not been taken out much if at all. It is the first edition but has no date and is a wartime compliant volume printed on lighter weight paper. Blue leatherette covered hard boards with yellow title spine has a tidy call number on foot of backstrip and an unused, petite handmade library card and pocket on frt pastedown. It is in excellent shape ... View more info

Trio of Salad Recipe Books from 1929-1930. Heinz, Hellmann's & Delineator

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Various: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45995

Condition: Good

Trio of first edition early salad cookbooks for one money. Includes: 1. Delineator Service - Salads for all Occasions Prepared by Delineator Home Institute, published 1929. Book is 9" tall x 6" wide and has 32 pp illustrated with b/w photos. Rubbing and small chips along edges of light green card covers. Includes dressing recipes. 2. Heinz Book of Salads 1930, 92 pp booklet measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/4", published 1930. It has a pastel pink gingham plaid cover with silver title box on cover and an ink name written above that, along with some pencil writing on fep. Also has... View more info

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My Dandelion Library 18 Volume Boxed Set

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $250.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27832

Condition: Very Good +

VG box with some clear tape reinforcements, some splits to box edges but all intact and holding well. Full set of 18 books are lightly rubbed at tips, internally fine. No names, tears soil or markings. Rare complete boxed set from the 60's with Babar on one side of the box and Trubloff the mouse on the other (small abrasion and pen doodle on the side with Trubloff but it is not an eyesore. More than presentable, total blast from the past and a perfect gift from yesteryear for any book fanatic. Titles include: Babar and his Children & The Tale of Benjamin Bunny / The Uncle Wiggly Book & Stories... View more info

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Silver Snaffles

By: Cumming, Primrose

Price: $150.00

Publisher: England, Blackie & Son Ltd.: 1937

Seller Id: 46600

Condition: Very Good

Blue cloth hardcover with white title on front board and gilt title on spine. Light color loss to bumped (not rubbed) tips. The cloth on the backstrip shows a couple of dents and one micro break in the cloth that is barely noticeable. Former owner's address label on upper tip of fep, 460 page heavy gage ecru text is tight and bright, inner hinges fine. Originally published in 1937, this is an undated copy with a dedication page after the copyright page that is imprinted by the publisher, To Madeline Percival with the author's love. I don't recall seeing this page in other copies I have ha... View more info

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The Missing Boy

By: Dell, Joan

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45770

Condition: Very Good

First edition hardcover in turquoise cloth with black titles and illustration on frt panel of the girl about to ascend a flight of stairs in the street, carrying a package. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp and no broken cloth, no rubs through anywhere on book. Not exlib. Professionally reproduced DJ in new mylar shows slightly darkened ecru background with green & black illustration on frt panel. Shows small chips and loss at tips and head of rear panel, and half of the letter D of author's last name missing on dj backstrip of book, still displays ok on the shelf. Tidy ink name at h... View more info

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New Day for Dragon

By: Hall, Lynn

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Follett Publishing Co.: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46406

ISBN: 0695405152

Condition: Very Good

First edition, first printing, tidy exlib hardcover in illustrated 'Titan' buckram library binding showing a large drawing of a boy riding Dragon bareback in bare feet. Pocket and all pages present. Library stamps on edges of 123 page block. Occasional light finger soil in margins, no text obscured. Call tag on backstrip. Tight bright offering without a dust wrapper. Once he had roamed the mountains of Mexico, a small but high-hearted stallion, proud leader of a herd of wild mustangs. Then man had shattered his life, driving him from his mountain freedom into the prisons of stock pen and... View more info

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Black Gold

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1969

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller Id: 33754

Condition: Very Good

Two 8th printing paperbacks available. One with small bit of cello tape and sticker pull on front cover, bottom tips of the last pages slightly bumped. The second with a thin, light horizontal line across cover and rubbed tips. 172 p. No one thinks much of Black Gold because he is so small. But Jaydee sees something special in his eyes. He knows Black Gold would be great if he was his rider! Finally, Jaydee gets his wish, and Black Gold grows strong and fast under his careful hands. Soon it would be time for the most important race in America. Did they really have what it takes to win? ... View more info

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A Young Rider's Guide to Horse and Pony Care

By: Kidd, Jane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House, Inc: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 45785

ISBN: 0876058705

Condition: Very Good +

Slick glossy boards show 3 small breaks in paper along lower board edges from shelf wear, former owner's name on inside cover, else fine. 200 profusely illustrated pages, this book is a detailed guide to riding, buying and looking after horses and ponies. It is designed specifically for young riders and includes a chart listing horse and pony breeds of the world, with details of color, height, purpose and distinguishing features.;The author has ridden internationally in show jumping and dressage. She is a regular contributor to leading equestrian magazines, including "Horse and Hound"... View more info

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Beyond Fantasy Story of War and Sex SIGNED

By: King, Ernest C.; Edited By William M. Merrill Ph.D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: KS, King Publishing Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37113

Condition: Near Fine

Signed 1st edition hardcover in beige cloth boards with sharp tips and spine ends, black titles on cover & backstrip. Matching unclipped dj in new mylar shows light sunning along backstrip, and very faint soil spot on foot of frt panel. No chips or tears, displays very well. Internally as new save for light foxing on edge of page block and author's presentation and signature on fep. An exceedingly rare book of World War II exploits of a young man from an average American family and a small town who enlisted in the United States Air Force Army and trained, loved and fought his way through Wor... View more info

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White Fang

By: London, Jack

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1975

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller Id: 40681

ISBN: 0460050737

Condition: Very Good

First issue of this story ever was 1905. This first illustrated edition was published 1967, this book here is the J.M. Dent & Sons second printing of the first illustrated edition. A lovely orange hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. DJ is unclipped, showing colored in small sticker pull at upper fore edge of frt panel, small colored in sticker pull at foot of spine. NOT a former library copy. White out over 4 owners names on fep, and one on pastedown, 232 page text has two pages that had adhered to one another and had a few letters lifted, former owner wrote notes in margin to complet... View more info

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The World on my Windowsill

By: Mandry, Kathy; Toto, Joe

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, The Learning Child, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45280

Condition: Near Fine

1st edition glossy hardcover with sharp tips and barely bumped spine ends. 28 pp text crisp and unmarked. Includes 45 RPM record in rear that looks in fine condition. Small closed tear on the paper pocket that holds it on the rear pastedown. Daniel enters the World of Land and the World of Water to learn that every living thing depends upon something for its existence. View more info

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Wild Pony Island

By: Meader, Stephen W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46473

Condition: Near Fine

1st edition (so stated) non-exlib hardcover in rose-beige cloth covered boards showing bumped spine ends, tips still sharp, no shelf wear. No names, tears or soil. Original un-clipped dj in new mylar shows rubbing & small chips at spine ends, and color loss vertically on dj backstrip that looks like it may be from creases. Rear dj panel has two soil spots on cream background rear panel that shows other offerings by this author. 192 p. text crisp and clean save for a corner crease at lower fore-edge of half-title page. When Rick and his family move from the big-city tenement district to... View more info

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The Blue Butterfly

By: O'Gorman, Ned

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Rowe: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 20339

ISBN: 0060246049

Condition: Near Fine

1st edition hardcover in dj. Dj edges and corners of book show light color loss, 1 inch closed bottom front cover, and 1/2 inch closed tear top back cover, small triangular chip 1/2 in on foot of rear panel, sunned dj spine. Letter A stamped on title page. The author has written a story about a Blue Butterfly and his journeys, dreams, and delights. But it is really a book about children and how they experience the world: part color, food, surprise, mystery, fear, wonder and friendship. View more info

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The Spanish Riding Academy Vienna Austria

By: Podhajsky, Colonel A.; Chief of the Spanish Riding School; Translated Into English By Nelly Radinger-Muir

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Vienna, Druder Rosenbaum: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44004

Condition: Very Good

Age-toned beige card covers have several small closed tears at head of both panels, one small chip at head of spine. Lovely embossed rider in Piaffer on cover. Foxing on endpps and preliminaries, few spots within the text, as well as a bit on the edge of the 64 page block. One small paper pull on inside rear cover. Edges bumped but not chipped. This is a fragile item but page block is secure, no loose leaves, has weathered well since it's publication in 1947. Discusses the move from Spain to the new Austria after the second World War, the hall, the horses, the movements, the stables, and more... View more info

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Doc Savage Quest of Qui A Superhero Adventure

By: Robeson, Kenneth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: WI, Golden Press: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 43641

ISBN: 0307023788

Condition: Very Good +

Corners bumped with color loss but no fraying, inner hinge papers are cracked, 211 pp text tight and bright. Written by Lester Dent, under the pen name of Kenneth Robeson. From the moment it begins with the discovery of a Viking ship off the coast of Long Island, until the last 11 paragraphs of this book, there is nothing but rip-roaring adventure and action. Because there are so many plot twists, mysteries, and surprises, much additional detail would be described as "spoilers." Suffice it to say that this high-tension tale takes our heroes from Manhattan to the frozen wasteland of L... View more info

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Black Beauty His Grooms and Companions The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The H. M. Caldwell Co.: 1890

Seller Id: 47037

Condition: Good

Uncommon, undated publication by The H. M. Caldwell Co., NY. Copyright page states: 1894 by J. Hovendon & Company. Antique hardcover with tan cloth covered backstrip with black title, horsehead silhouette and 5 tiny horseshoe decorations. Black, tan, green and cream illustration of a Victorian woman standing at Black Beauty's double-bridled head wearing cream colored globes and a extra long, grass green riding habit is pasted onto front board. Measures 8 3/4" tall x 7 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" thick. This is a solid, personal or working copy = All there but not pretty, and priced ac... View more info

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The Voyage of Columbus in His Own Words A Pop-Up Book

By: Strong, Stacie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sears, Roebuck and Co.: 1991

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 32140

Condition: Near Fine

Pictorial boards barely brushed at sharp tips, tight bright 14 pg text crisp and unmarked with few extra creases on pop out map on first page but no tears. Still works fine. Christopher Columbus' voyage to the new world is illustrated with pop-up pictures in the book and excerpts from Columbus' journal are presented on the tape. View more info