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Away Went Galloper

By: Baker, Margaret J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica Press: 1964 (c.1962)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 7346

Condition: Very Good- in Near Fine dj


[good solid copy with an exceptionally nice jacket; the book itself has several notable flaws (1/4" tear in cloth at top of rear cover; tape marks on both endpapers ( suggesting the prior removal of an old jacket protector); and some soiling/spotting to top edges; the jacket, though, is quite lovely, marred only by some slight bumping at the spine ends, one small chip at top of rear panel (matching damage to book), and two crayoned numbers at the bottom of the front ... View more info

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The Fat Baron

By: Boutell, Clip; pictures by Frank Lieberman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12630

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice-looking copy, slight fading to cloth along top edges, pencilled gift inscription from 1951 (in child's hand) on half-title page but otherwise unmarked; jacket shows minor wear at edges/corners, a couple of itsy-bitsy tears at top edge]. "Once there was a baron whose whole name was Baron Frederick Charles Henry Maximilian Francis Avoirdupois. But his name was not easy to remember, so everyone called him The Fat Baron -- and he certainly was fat. More than anyt... View more info

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Cheerful: A Picture Story

By: Brown, Palmer

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1957)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 8430

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, minor soiling to book covers, light foxing on top edge; jacket shows minimal wear, faint stain on upper front panel]. Exceptional copy; a nice clean example, especially, of a jacket that is easily worn and soiled. (No printing is specified, but the Harper & Row imprint dates this particular book as 1962 or later; the printed price on the jacket flap is $1.95.) View more info

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The Wonders of Robots

By: Chester, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1962)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 13290

Condition: Very Good


(pictorial covers; no dust jacket) [the "Putnam Guaranteed Library Binding," although this is NOT an ex-library book; moderate soiling to covers, light bumping/fraying to a couple of corners, internally clean]. (The Wonders of Science Library) Series "There are robots all around us. They do not clank, neither do they resemble the tin woodman in The Wizard of Oz. Many robots are smaller than the home thermostat, which is itself a robot. [The author] describe... View more info

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Little Jack Rabbit's Big Red Book

By: Cory, David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition (H-A)

Seller ID: 23020

Condition: Fair


(pictorial front cover label; no dust jacket) [worn copy, external soiling, rear hinge cracked, fraying with exposure of boards at corners, tiny white stain at front joint, small nick in cloth at bottom edge of rear cover -- and SEE NOTES about enhancements and scribblings in text]. (color plates, line drawings) The author's second Little Jack Rabbit book (the first, the "Big Blue Book," was published in ____), presenting another visit to "Rabbitland, where M... View more info

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Doublefields: Memories and Stories

By: Enright, Elizabeth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20606

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[tiny smudge on top edge of text block and just the slightest trace of fading to cloth at top edge, otherwise a flawless book; the jacket is in perfect, as-new condition, having had the good fortune to spend most of its life enclosed and protected by a second copy of the jacket]. Comprised of eleven autobiographical pieces ("Memories") and ten short stories, this was the last published book by this renowned children's author and illustrator (1909-1968), who also ... View more info

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The Merry Mouse

By: Evers, Helen & Alf

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1936)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 8489

Condition: Fair


(paper-covered boards, no dust jacket) [worn at corners (boards a little exposed), spine externally reinforced with masking tape (I didn't do it!), some markings on rear cover, one-time owner's name on half-title page]. Starts out with "Hickory, dickory, dock," but soon veers away from that old standard to narrate the exploits of a lonely little mouse. Like all of these authors' early books, this one is quite scarce. View more info

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Children of the Moor

By: Fitinghoff, Laura (translated from the Swedish by Siri Andrews)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: (c.1927)

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 15088

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, fading/soiling to spine cloth, bottom corners bumped, some soiling to page edges]. (color frontispiece, 3 B&W plates) Children's novel noted for the realism of its historical background, the Swedish famine of the 1860s; originally published in 1907 as "Barnen från Frostmofjället." Its genesis is explained in the introduction by Clara Whitehill Hunt: "The author...grew up in a large and wealthy parsonage in Ångermanl... View more info

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car

By: Fleming, Ian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1964)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21133

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [very slight bump to top front corner of book, no other discernible wear; jacket has a couple of itsy-bitsy tears and associated minor scrunching at top front hinge, another tiny closed tear at bottom left of front panel (with a touch of soiling there), and shows a tiny bit of wear and light soiling along the spine]. (pen and ink drawings) The wacky and whimsical adventures of a British family with an inventor-father. Filmed wackily and whimsically in Su... View more info

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Uncle Wiggily and the Littletails

By: Garis, Howard R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Platt & Munk Co. Inc.: (c.1942)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12341

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[moderately worn, light spotting to cloth, two small tape marks on each pastedown, bottom corner of ffep torn away; jacket edgeworn but quite presentable, small piece missing from bottom right-hand corner of front panel, old tape reinforcement across both ends of spine, two small tape marks on each jacket flap]. (color frontispiece; no illus. in text) The story of Sammie and Susie Littletail, "two little bunny rabbits who lived with their Uncle Wiggily [and] were goo... View more info

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The Bobbsey Twins at Spruce Lake

By: Hope, Laura Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1930)

Edition: Later Printing (see description)

Seller ID: 15600

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, bound in green cloth with paste-on front cover illustration (especially nice with only light rubbing), slight bumping/wear at all corners, small faded spots at extremities of spine cloth, one-time owner's initials in pencil at top of ffep; jacket is worn, with small tears and a bit of paper loss at all corners (but no loss of text or illustration)]. (frontispiece + 3 B&W plates) Book no. 23 in the popular series -- "books that charm the hearts of the lit... View more info

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Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)

By: Krull, Kathleen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Diego, Harcourt, Brace & Company: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4570

ISBN: 0-15-248009-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [tight, attractive copy: book is flawless except for a faint dampstain on the copyright page; rear panel of jacket is rubbed]. Kid-friendly discussions of the lives and works of twenty prominent writers: Murasaki Shikibu, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robert Louis Stevenso... View more info

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The Legend of the Christmas Rose [limited/numbered edition]

By: Lagerlof, Selma

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Aldus Printers (For Abbott Kimball): 1954

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 14418

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(red decorated boards) [lovely copy, very light wear at the extremities but otherwise almost new in appearance; in original glassine jacket, which has some wrinkling near top of of front panel and one small tear and associated creasing at bottom edge of front panel (note that I have scanned the book WITHOUT the glassine)]. Excerpted from the author's "The Girl from the Marsh Croft," originally published in 1915. Hand-numbered (Copy No. 550, of an unknown number... View more info

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Five Little Rabbits

By: Martin, Bill and Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kansas City MO, Tell-Well Press: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5530

Condition: Very Good


(paper-covered boards; no dust jacket) [nice clean copy, some wear at corners and edges, damage/tearing to bottom 3/8" of spine; no child's name or other markings of any kind to inside of book]. Adorable illustrations. If you like rabbits. But who doesn't? View more info

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A Gallery of Children

By: Milne, A.A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay Company: (c.1925)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20296

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to extremities, lightly bumped at top corners, a couple of tiny holes in cloth near top of spine, considerable surface-scratching to illustrated paper label on front cover; bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep dated 12/25/28]. A dozen stories for children by the author of the "Winnie the Pooh" books, each illustrated with a full-page color plate at the beginning of the story. All 12 plates are pre... View more info

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Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers [*SIGNED*]

By: Numeroff, Laura

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1993)

Edition: 3rd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8761

ISBN: 0-671-79525-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, minor corner-creasing to a couple of bottom page corners; jacket shows just a tiny bit of creasing along top edge]. INSCRIBED to previous owner (first name only) and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, where she has also drawn a dialogue balloon above the illustration of two dancing cows, so that they're proclaiming "We love to read!" Terrific illustrations of animals doing quite unlikely things. Signed by Author View more info

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In Toyland

By: Robinson, Louise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17194

Condition: Good


(pictorial cloth, no dust jacket) [well-worn but intact copy, bumped/frayed at all corners, boards exposed at bottom corners, finger-smudges on a few pages, a few turned-down page corners and small edge-tears, "Property of Parsons City Schools" stamped twice on each pastedown]. (color frontis., 3 color plates, line drawings) Simple child's tales, in a Dick-and-Janeish type narrative ("To-day is Saturday. Mary is going to Ellen's house. She has her dolls wit... View more info

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By: Rowling, J.K.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 17514

ISBN: 0-439-06486-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[book slightly twisted on axis, previous owner's inked name at top of ffep, two shallow dents in bottom edge of rear cover, a couple of tiny spots on fore-edge; jacket shows just a trace of handling wear]. Mary GrandPré Nice-looking copy of the first American edition of the second HP book (the first printing, with complete number line and "First American edition, June 1999" statement); the jacket is the first-state jacket, without the "2" on the spine. View more info

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Ike & Mama and the Once-in-a-Lifetime Movie

By: Snyder, Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10375

ISBN: 0-698-20501-4

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, small remainder(?) dot on top edge, slight rip in cloth at bottom edge of rear cover, "THANK YOU" stamped in red on ffep and front jacket flap, along with a "DISCARDED" stamp on the front pastedown and some miscellaneous writing on the ffep that indicates this may have once been part of a classroom book collection (I hestitate to call it "ex-library" since it otherwise bears none of the usual call numbers, stamps or labels); j... View more info

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The 'Possum That Didn't

By: Tashlin, Frank

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1951

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 21161

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


(paper-covered boards; no dust jacket) [heavily worn at spine, with significant deterioration of spine covering (although the entire title and author's name are still present), although the binding itself is intact; also worn and bumped at corners and edges, offsetting to endpapers, a few scrunched bottom page corners, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. (line drawings) The second of Tashlin's social parables in fuzzy-animal guise -- the first was the renowned ... View more info