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Seven Tales

By: Andersen, H.C.; LeGallienne, Eva

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row Publishers: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38612

Condition: Good +


1st edition dark blue blindstamped hardcover with dull gilt on slightly cocked front board, light soil and rubbing on tips, head & foot of spine. 128 pages show some rippling from past moisture, no musty smell. An enchanting version of seven tales from Hans Christian Andersen, which in the hands of a gifted translator and an inspired artist take on new dimensions. Four of the stories are familiar to every child: The Ugly Duckling, The Fir Tree, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and The Princess and the Pea. The Sendak exquisite sketches, full pages in tones that might have come from a medieval manu... View more info

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Blaze and The Lost Quarry

By: Anderson C.W.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: R46890

ISBN: 068971775X

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing of the first edition hardcover in illustrated heavy library buckram covered boards with same art as the dj cover. Boards and endpapers have partial tape marks, corners bumped but not rubbed. Card pocket and all pages present. One library stamp on title page, rest of text is clear same for some light marginal handling soil. 47 pp. Price clipped original jacket is complete and without call tags on backstrip but is now 1/8 short for the book due to the added buckram, still displays well in new mylar. Billy and Blaze discover the path to an old quarry where they discover and re... View more info

The Joan Walsh Anglund Story Book

By: Anglund, Joan Walsh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1978

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 43814

ISBN: 0394838033

Condition: Very Good


Beige hardcover with barely brushed tips and bumped spine ends. 44 pp text fine save for former owner's bookplate on illust fep. Unclipped dj has corner wear, creases and 1 short closed tear but displays well in new mylar. Stories, songs and poems beautifully illustrated in color by the author. View more info

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The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46956

Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illust... View more info

The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 48956

Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illust... 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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Stories to Read to the Very Young

By: Battaglia, Aurelius

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 45303

Condition: Good


Glossy oversized hardcover with rubbed tips and spine ends. Trace of sticker rems on frt cover. Tidy name in space provided. 20pp crisp and unmarked with one short closed tear on outer edge of one leaf. Absolutely adorable art. Includes The Polite Little Polar Bear by Margaret Wise Brown/ The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt/ The Little Old Woman Who Used Her Head and How She Got a Feather Bed by Hope Newell/ The Teeny Tiny Omelet by Rose Dobbs/ How Spot Found a Home by Lucy Sprague Mitchell and The Kind Dog Catcher by Jane Thayer. View more info

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Tell Me About Love

By: Baxendale; Hayes; Maddux; McIntyre; Morris; Odor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Standard Publishing Co.: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 2786

Condition: Good


Large Illustrated softcover wrapper shows surface soil near frt cover and edge of page block fore edge. 24 pp text is tight, bright and presentable. 24 short stories accompanied by lively colorful illustrations teach children the different ways they may show their love to friends and relatives. View more info

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Tact

By: Becket, Jean

Price: $17.00

Publisher: The Studley Press, Inc: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38446

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in navy boards with gilt lettering has sharp tips and spine ends. Unclipped dj sunned on backstrip and on board fore-edges. Front dj flap has a couple of vertical creases. 131 pp text is crisp and unmarked. A wonderful collection of short stories based on various human reactions to normal situations. View more info

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Patrick Goes A-Hunting

By: Brann, Esther

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44388

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality collectible first edition in light brown background cloth with cream paper paste on art that matches the dj. Corners sharp, spine ends barely bumped, one tidy, barely noticeable name on illust fep, else, no fault. Not exlib. Unclipped.dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light, even surface soil on cream background parts of frt panel. Small chips at tips, peach background rear panel soiled near plain, title-less backstrip. 48 pp. Patrick or Pat for short, was not a hunting dog. He was not a bit like his country cousins, the farm dogs. Their ears were always pr... View more info

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The Helping Book

By: Bream, Gerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PA, Lutheran Church Press: 1966

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 46034

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing paperback in illustrated card covers with light color loss at periphery and a slight crease along stapled spine. Tidy name in space provided on inside cover, rest of 32 pp text is crisp, tight and unmarked. A book of three short stories and 5 little poems/prayers in the back geared for 4 year-olds at Lutheran Sunday School. Book stories are The Extra Special Helper, Jesus Goes to Church and The Thank-You Surprise. View more info

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The Friendly Book

By: Bream, Gerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PA, Lutheran Church Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46014

Condition: Very Good


1st printing paperback in illustrated card covers with light color loss at periphery and a few light creases along stapled spine. Tidy name in space provided on inside cover, rest of 32 pp text is crisp, tight and unmarked. A book of three short stories and a short prayer in the back geared for 4 year-olds at Lutheran Sunday School. Book stories are caring for the ill, being kind and loving God. Super cute prayer included. View more info

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No Trouble At All

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44468

Condition: Very Good +


First Edition. Lovely copy in bright and clean orange cloth with black titles and illustration on cover, black titles on backstrip. Corners bumped but not rubbed. Text tight and bright w/age-toned endpapers. Fep has a touch of ghosting from erased pencil price, edge of 126 page block tidy save for dusty top edge, text crisp and unmarked. Professionally reproduced dj shows chips and color loss but shows OK in new mylar. Presentable first edition copy of a fabulous tale of a dog named 'Trub", (short for Trouble) and his adventures from puppyhood through life. Brown line drawings throughou... View more info

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No Trouble At All

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37014

Condition: Good +


First Edition. Moderately soiled orange cloth with black titles and illustration on cover, black titles on backstrip. Corners bumped and rubbed with lower fore-edge rubbed through 126 pp text tight and bright w/age-toned and lightly finger soiled endpapers. Black ink spot on rear pastedown, occasional light fingerprint in a few margins but no text or images soiled. Professionally reproduced dj shows chips and color loss but shows OK in new mylar. Solid first edition copy of a fabulous tale of a dog named 'Trub", (short for Trouble) and his adventures from puppyhood through life. Brown l... View more info

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A Box for The Season: Or, Tom Crackenthorpe's Sporting Adventures

By: Clarke, Charles Carlos

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1873

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 44249

Condition: Good


Charming hardcover in 3/4 fine leather binding with 5 raised bands & gilt titles. Marbled paper covered boards is surface worn, leather upper tips rubbed through, bottom tips only bumped, Inner hinge cracked at lower 2 inches of text from fep through page 15 only. The leaves are still tight and going nowhere. This is the 'New Edition' of 1873, originally published in a two vol set in 1864. Front pastedown has a large, very attractive, illustrated plate that states: Royal Artillery Regimental Library and it depicts a lion and a unicorn standing on their rear legs with front legs around ... View more info

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What's Good For A Six-Year Old?

By: Cole, William

Price: $13.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17447

Condition: Very Good


Stated 1st edition exlib with all pages and pocket present. Corners bumped including the price-clipped (front and rear) dj which also has a half inch tear at top of the spine plus two tiny tears at top of spine in the rear. 36 pp tight with some fingerprints and a few short closed taped tears from turning. Tape marks on endpps and glue residue on boards. Dj art matches the dj. Cute multi-colored question marks on endpps. From puppet shows to dominoes, from haystacks to playing jacks, this delightfully humorous picture book captures authentically the special world of the six-year-old. ISBN:... View more info

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The Puffin Box of Bears Six Slipcased Books In Colorful Illustrated Box

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Puffin:

Seller Id: 20511

Condition: Very Good


First off, I'm uncertain if Paddington At Work is original to this set, as all other titles have white paper backstrips, Pad at work's is green. # 1- Albert 71 pp by Alison Jezard # 2 -Paddington at Work by Michael Bond 124 pp. # 3 -Dear Teddy Robinson by Joan G. Robinson 107 pp. # 4 More about Teddy Robinson by Joan G, Robinson 121 pp. The First Puffin Book of Teddy Robinson Stories includes 9 More about Teddy Robinson, Two small white out lines on first end paper, small closed tear to fore-edge of age-toned pages 1-34. #5 Ponder and William by Barbara Softly 125 pp. # 6 -Ponder and Wil... View more info

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Kazan The Wolf Dog

By: Curwood, James Oliver

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1914

Seller Id: R46514

ISBN: 2800641541

Condition: Very Good


No date on this Grosset & Dunlap reprint, first two dates on verso title page are 1914 (copyrights obtained by The Bobbs-Merrill Co.,) and renewed by Ethel M. Curwood in 41. No names, tears or soil inside. Head of 244 pp text is dyed burgundy. Brown 'tweedy' paper covered boards with small split in paper at spine head. Story title and decorative edging on backstrip title. Famous Dog Stories and G, D, with a thistle flower separating these two initials are all that is decorating the front tweedy paper covered boards. Spine ends and upper tips bumped, lower tips still sharp. Unclipped (... View more info

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The Cocotte and Three Other Stories

By: de Maupassant, Guy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Franklin Watts: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 10514

ISBN: 0851661548

Condition: Near Fine


Negligible edge wear, dj has one closed tear. 80 pp. Included - The Cocotte, Bellflower, Simon's Papa and The False Gems. Guy De Maupassant produced an incredible number of short stories before his death aged 43, here are 4. View more info

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Sweepstakes Colt

By: Dent, Cecil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, John Hamilton Limited:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46568

Condition: Good


Straight sharp probable first edition hardcover in buff colored cloth covered boards with bumped tips and spine ends. Board fore edges are discolored ecru color but there is no musty smells, no mold, etc. 256 page block unaffected and has no names, tears, writing or soil. Price-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully from the front, spine panel is sunned but shows well the wrap around b/w drawing of two race horses, who are neck and neck with the pack behind them. Title still legible on this sunned spine. Few short chips at spine ends, color loss at tips and along flap fold... View more info