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The Crooked Colt

By: Anderson C.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1954

Seller Id: 46704

Condition: Very Good


6th printing of the Weekly Reader 1981 edition, Originally published by Macmillan, NY in 1954. Much sought, collectible story written and illustrated by C.W. Anderson. 40 pp text is browned and there is a small watermark on the inside rear cover and the 16 pages that precede it. Super light rubbing at tips. The little colt was very small, and his little legs were so wobbly and weak that every time he tried to stand up, he would fall down. He saw the other colts on the farm running and playing, and he was very sad. No one paid much attention to the crooked little colt except his mother, a... 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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The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day

By: Berenstain, Stan & Jan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1973

Seller Id: 45740

ISBN: 0394833074

Condition: Good


11th printing of the 1973 edition. Illustrated paperback shows two small stains at foot of frt cover and foot of page block. Small piece of tape at foot of stapled spine. 32 pp text clean and unmarked. Not exlib, no names in space provided. Includes: The Three Bears, The Little Red Hen and The Gingerbread Man. View more info

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Ride 'em Peggy!

By: Bialk, Elisa, Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $75.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45616

Condition: Very Good +


Solid 1st edition hard cover, red cloth with black line drawing on cov of Peggy doing as the title suggests: Riding. Not ex-library. Tips and spine ends bumped and rubbed, still displays well on the shelf. 196 crisp and unmarked pgs. No dj. Peggy goes off to summer riding camp and discovers a deepened appreciation for horses and her family. Offered from a full time, independent professional bookseller. Books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Books are wrapped with care so it arrives in the condition listed here. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. View more info

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The Lord's Prayer For Children

By: Boon-Jenkins, Debbie Illustrator

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Ladybird Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 42701

ISBN: 0721450156

Condition: Near Fine


Straight clean hardcover book, stated first edition. Offered from a five star, full-time antiquarian bookseller. Your satisfaction is our number 1 priority. View more info

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Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

By: Borries, Betty Earle

Price: $150.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucke Imprints: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 33121

ISBN: 0935680365

Condition: Very Good +


Collectible first edition. The history of an astounding athlete record setter and breaker. 133 pp in VG condition with light surface soil and negligible wear to tips from storage, glossy pictorial cover uncreased, no names, tears or soil within, only two now-unfolded dog ears. Presentation copy from author to Stu Hyatt, signed on half title page along with two notes from Betty Borries, one apologizing for the typos in her book and another stating that the four photocopied various newsprint and magazine articles additionally present were sent from the author to Stuart Hyatt. Many consider Is... 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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Time To Begin The Frances Clark Library For Piano Students

By: Clark, Frances; Goss, Louise

Price: $7.00

Publisher: IL, Summy-Birchard Publishing Company: 1960

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 45685

Condition: Very Good


Moderately surface soiled paperback with former owner's name in space provided. 96 pp text browned but not brittle, it is crisp and unmarked. A first learner book for piano. Time to Begin is divided into ten units of study with each unit divided into two parts: 1. Discoveries and 2. Using What you have Discovered. View more info

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The Starcleaner Reunion

By: Edens, Cooper

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CA, The Green Tiger Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27636

ISBN: 0914676318

Condition: Near Fine


Tall-Oblong oversized, too large for flat rate envelope.. A Star & Elephant book. Pale blue pictorial boards with blue and black titling on off-white ground, dark blue cloth spine with no titling, colored end papers, color frontispiece, fully illustrated colorful title page, and profusely illustrated throughout with charming color plates. Very light rubs to tips, negligible soil on rear cover, internally fine. Unpaginated. The text is handset in Garamond Bold, a classic type face based on letter forms first cast in the 16th Century in France by Claude Garamond. A most lovely book in which an ... View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Near Fine


Two first edition hardcover with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. 288 page text as new. Reproduction dj looks fab in new mylar. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. Nick-named 'The Grey Ghost,' Native Dancer was a blue-blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come-from-behind running style, and impressive credits: He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby, was named Horse of the Year-twice, and was inducted into the National Mu... View more info

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Li'l Sis and Uncle Willie

By: Everett, Gwen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion Books for Children: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29282

ISBN: 1562825933

Condition: Fine


Crisp, unmarked first edition paperback. 32 pp. When her uncle Willie comes to spend the summer, Li'l Sis is overjoyed to have a new friend. Uncle Willie has been to New York City, Paris and even Africa. As he tells her of all he has seen and done, he unrolls canvas after canvas to show Li'l Sis how he has captured it in his paintings. Soon it is time for Uncle Willie to leave, but the colorful story that he has told changes forever Li'l Sis's perceptions of art and how she sees the world. View more info

The Riddle of the Beast

By: Grant, Alan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, DC Comics: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38161

ISBN: 1563898675

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover in dark brown faux leather with blind stamped image on lower front cover and blind stamped title on spine has negligible wear. Unclipped dj shows like new. 104 tight pages with crisp text and stunning artwork has no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. In the tradition of The Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time and The Chronicles of Amber comes JLA: Riddle of the Beast, a fully-painted graphic novel in which familiar characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin are re-imagined in exciting new roles within an epic tale of high fantasy and battle-hardened ... View more info

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Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose or Old Nursery Rhymes. The Complete Facsimile Sketchbooks From the Arents Collections, The New York Public Library

By: Greenaway, Kate; Foreword by Bernard McTigue; Intro by Rodney Engen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Harry N. Abrams, Inc: 1988

Seller Id: 34746

ISBN: 0810910314

Condition: Fine


Bright yellow cloth embossed with a garden trellis and gilt title spine. 96 pp glossy text crisp and unmarked. Unclipped original dj in new mylar has no faults. No artist has caught the innocent charm of childhood as winningly as this Victorian spinster. Her children's books, with their winsome girls and boys dressed in quaint eighteenth-century frocks and breeches, took London by storm in the 1870s and '80s, and the rest of the world followed. The "Kate Greenaway style" influenced children's clothing for at least a generation and was worn by turn-of-the-century tots as dissimilar a... View more info

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Crab The Roan

By: Herald, Kathleen

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46883

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in red paper covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Boards are bright, clean and square. No names, tears or soil within the 158 pp text. A few light foxing marks on edge of page block. Inner hinge papers are fine. Book has no weird smells. Original dust jacket and book illustrated by Peter Beigel. Salmon background jacket shows two horses jumping neck-and-neck over a water jump, a black line drawing by P.B. on frt panel, plus four full page black & white line drawings within. Spine ends, and both ends of dj panels show chips but all the cover and ... View more info

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The Door That Wasn't There

By: Horsley-Smith, Ursula

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Guilford Press Ltd: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46293

Condition: Very Good


Exceedingly rare first edition hardcover. Photos available, please email. This tale is as hard to find as hen's teeth and twenty times more collectible. It has come up ONCE in twenty-two years of professional book selling. If you've been in search of this gem, do not hesitate. Google books states this story was first published 1956 by Guilford Press. Verso title page states: First published 1956 and nothing else. Condition: Solid hardcover in blue paper covered boards with sharp tips and head of spine, lightly bumped foot of spine. Both boards some what sprung (bowed up at ends) but not... View more info

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Dogger

By: Hughes, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MA, Mulberry Books: 1993

Seller Id: 45916

ISBN: 068811704X

Condition: Very Good


First Mulberry Books printing paperback in glossy illustrated card covers with a diagonal crease on lower frt corner, and a vertical crease on rear cover. No names, tears or soil, 32 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Dave and Dogger, Dave's soft, brown stuffed toy, go everywhere together, all the time. But one evening, just before bedtime, Dave discovers Dogger is lost. Can such a sad story end happily? It can, and does, with a little help from big sister Bella. View more info

The Fuchsia Is Now

By: Seibold, J. Otto

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Orchard Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32163

ISBN: 0439635594

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition, fine condition hardcover in fine, unclipped dj. 40 pp. Large square format, too large for flat rate envelope. The co-creator of Mr. Lunch brings us a charming little girl with a magic hat and fairy friends. On her birthday Fuchsia receives a great surprise -- a pretty new hat with a magic fairy inside! The fairy tells Fuchsia to close her eyes and make a special wish . . . and before Fuchsia knows it, she has three cute new friends to play with--Pigoh, Fwoggy, and Meowse! The friends play all day until it is time for bed. As she drifts off to sleep, Fuchsia ... View more info

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The Hunt Country of America Revisited

By: Slater, Kitty; Foreword by Paul Mellon

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cranbury, NJ, Cornwall Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46315

ISBN: 084534773X

Condition: Near Fine


Gorgeous first edition hardcover in glossy black paper covered boards with sharp tips and head of spine, spine foot bumped but no broken paper. Measures 12.25" x 9 .5" x 1" , 264 pp text is crisp, tight and unmarked and has several sections of glossy color photos. ISBN: 084534773X. Will require additional funds for priority mail or international destinations. Please email before placing your order. A full circle to the work that Kitty began in 1967 when she wrote 'The Hunt Country of America' which sold out in four months. Profusely illustrated with color and black & white... View more info

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Townsfolk And Countryfolk

By: Sopko, Eugen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MA, Faber and Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25475

ISBN: 0571125158

Condition: Very Good +


Not exlib. Stated first US edition. Hardcover, no dj with rubbed lower fore edge tip and bumped foot of spine, else fine. Oversized, too large for flat rate envelope. Funny story about 3 city folk who visit their "simple" country neighbors with a plan to help & wind up needing assistance themselves! Books are cleaned and mylar changed on dj's whenever possible. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. View more info

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The Most Delectable History of Reynard the Fox

By: Treble, H. A., M.A. Edited for Schools by

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.,: 1921

Seller Id: 46919

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in burgundy cloth covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Gorgeous slim book with sharp tips and spine ends, and five grape leaves embossed on front cover. No names, tears or soil inside the 117 pp text . Includes study notes, a glossary, passages for repetition and helps to further study in rear followed by two pages of other offerings in this English Literature Series for Schools (General Editor J. H. Fowler, M.A). Four very faint oval stamps within, two on frt pastedowns and two on endpapers are all that keep it from being as new. Illustrated with 6 full pa... View more info