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CALEB IN THE COUNTRY: Story for Children. Jacob Abbott. CALEB IN THE COUNTRY: Story for Children.
Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1839. First edition. A little book of life lessons for children. Frontis black-and-white scenic plate, tissue protected. Gift inscription, boards slightly soiled, touch of rubbing to edges and corners, foxed throughout, otherwise very good. Scarce.

[Book #47756]       Price: $75.00
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IN THE WINDOW-SEAT: A Selection of Victorian Stories. Gillian Avery. IN THE WINDOW-SEAT: A Selection of Victorian Stories.
London: Oxford University Press, 1960. First edition. Children's book, edited by Avery and illustrated by Susan Einzig. Light offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. A very bright copy.

[Book #30476]       Price: $45.00
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THE PANTALETTE DOLL: From the Metropolitan Museum. Patten Beard, illustrator, Eleanore Mineah Hubbard. THE PANTALETTE DOLL: From the Metropolitan Museum.
Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co. (1931). First edition. With frontis and several full-page color plates as well as black-and-white drawings throughout (full-page and in the text). Gilt stamping a little dulled, cover plate slightly spotted, and touch of rubbing to spine ends, otherwise very good to near fine. Presume issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #54450]       Price: $45.00
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JUST PUGGY. Aldarilla S. Beistle. JUST PUGGY.
Beistle, Mary Alice. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1939). First edition. Paper covering on boards rubbed in several small spots on edges and small "Property of ---" stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with tanned spine, a few small closed edge tears and a tiny hole in rear spine fold. A bright copy with black silhouette illustrations by Mary Alice Beistle.

[Book #34887]       Price: $75.00
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THE CLOCKWORK TWIN. Walter R. Brooks. THE CLOCKWORK TWIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition, second printing, originally published in 1937. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. A mechanical playmate is mistaken for the real thing in this Freddy and friends adventure. Very good to fine in dust jacket with chips on corners and spine ends, but still presentable.

[Book #33134]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY GOES CAMPING. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY GOES CAMPING.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Illustrationed by Kurt Wiese. Freddy meets up with some unfriendly ghosts when he attempts to rid Mr. Camphor's house of his visiting aunts. The barest wear on corners, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33168]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY GOES TO THE NORTH POLE. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY GOES TO THE NORTH POLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First edition, eighth printing, originally published in 1930 under the title MORE TO AND AGAIN. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Spine faded, but not the lettering, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33140]       Price: $60.00
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FREDDY THE COWBOY. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY THE COWBOY.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fearless Freddy saves the day when Mr. Flint tries to rob the First Animal Bank. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33163]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY THE MAGICIAN. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY THE MAGICIAN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy shows a fraudulent magician a few tricks of his own to protect the inhabitants of nearby Centerboro. The barest wear on corners, otherwise the book is fine in dust jacket with chips at spine ends eliminating "Freddy/the" at top of spine and one V-shaped chip slightly affecting the "Y" in "Freddy" on front cover.

[Book #33167]       Price: $100.00
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MORE TO AND AGAIN. Walter R. Brooks. MORE TO AND AGAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1947). First edition, fifth printing, originally published in 1930. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fine in dust jacket with "V" chip at top of spine affecting "lter" in Walter, otherwise very good to fine with minor soiling but no other chipping.

[Book #33142]       Price: $100.00
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THE STORY OF REGINALD. Walter R. Brooks. THE STORY OF REGINALD.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition, second printing. Originally published in 1936. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy plays detective to save his new-found friend Freginald, the famous Boorschmidt Circus's poetry-reciting bear. Very minor cover soiling, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33173]       Price: $100.00
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WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT. Walter R. Brooks. WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition, so stated. Children's book, illustrations by Kurt Wiese. An early Freddy in which he helps the cow run for office in the first animal republic. Later re-titled "Freddy the Politician." Fine, lacking the dust jacket, which is scarce.

[Book #33172]       Price: $125.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics. Lewis Carroll. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics.
New Jersey: Margrace Corporation, (1985). First American edition. A textbook for the study of ALICE. Text on one page, illustrations on the next. Questions on the rear pastedown. Fine in pictorial boards. No dust jacket, if it was issued in one.

[Book #48905]       Price: $50.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Adapted from the Classic Tale by Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Adapted from the Classic Tale by Lewis Carroll.
London: Marvel Comics Limited, (1978). First thus. A Marvel Comics Classic Edition. A tall, quarto-sized volume, fine in glossy pictorial boards. Presume issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #48904]       Price: $50.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable. Lewis Carroll, Mrs. J. C. Gorham. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable.
New York: A. L. Burt Co. Publishers, (1905). First of this edition. One of a series of one-syllable books. Alice goes down the rabbit hole in a chase (words of more than one syllable are appropriately hyphenated throughout the book). Charming color frontispiece, all other illustrations in black and white. Few pages have minor print offset, light soiling to pictorial boards, small but noticeable stain to right front corner area, spine head has two very small holes, and heel is a bit rubbed. Otherwise, very good lacking dust jacket (if it had one). Scarce.

[Book #48755]       Price: $200.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
Alice B. Woodward. London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. 1920. Later printing; originally published in 1913. Illustrations by Alice B. Woodward, who is best known for her illustrations in THE PETER PAN PICTURE BOOK, which was also published by Bell. Seven full-page black-and-white drawings, plus frontis and front cover; several in-text illustrations as well. 12mo, pale blue, soft cloth binding (oil cloth?--appears to be Blanck's fabric B), lettered and with cover illustration in darker blue. Spine ends a little frayed, edges tanned and somewhat soiled, otherwise very good. Scarce in any printing/edition.

[Book #48751]       Price: $200.00
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There.
Franklin Hughes. New York: Cheshire House, 1931. First edition thus: limited edition, #1194 of 1200 copies, with illustrations by Franklin Hughes. Qurato, white silk-moire boards somewhat soiled, scattered foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Very good, lacking slipcase.

[Book #49723]       Price: $100.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED EDITION FINELY BOUND.

[Book #54361]       Price: $12,500.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Two volumes. Lewis Carroll, Roselle Ross. ALICE IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Two volumes.
Marjorie Collison. New York: Maxton Publishers, Inc. (1947). First thus. Two volume set of Ross' version of these classic stories for young readers. Illustrated by Majorie Collison. Both volumes are very good or better with light rubbing to edges, in pictorial dust jackets which are somewhat worn but still complete and very scarce.

[Book #48913]       Price: $100.00
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ARM IN ARM: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia. Remy Chalip. ARM IN ARM: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia.
New York: Parent's Magazine Press, (1969). First edition. Gifter's inscription on front endpaper, but otherwise in fine condition. In a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling and a few tiny closed tears at the top of the spine.

[Book #51694]       Price: $45.00
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THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. Walter De la Mare. THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS.
London: Duckworth & Co. 1910. First edition, lacking the tipped-in errata slip and in the assumed remainder green binding. The first, and possibly the most famous, of de la Mare's books for children, started as a series of stories he told his own children. An animal fable of three royal monkeys who travel to find their missing father, and their adventures along the way. This has to be the nicest copy of this book extant. There is very minor foxing on page edges and close to hinges on endpapers, and a small name written on front endpaper, otherwise very fine in dust jacket. An almost new copy.

[Book #41701]       Price: $300.00
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THE CATS' OPERA. Eilis Dillon. THE CATS' OPERA.
Kveta Vanecek. London: Faber & Faber, (1962). First edition. One of the scarcer children's book by this Irish writer. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #41377]       Price: $100.00
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THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL. Umberto Eco, illustrator, Eugenio Carmi. THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). First U.S. edition. Children's book with illustrations by Carmi. Translated by William Weaver. INSCRIBED WITH A QUOTE on half-title page by Eco with the classic opening phrase, "Once upon a time." Short remainder line on bottom page edge, tucked up against spine, otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. ONCE UPON A TIME.

[Book #50129]       Price: $400.00
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THE BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story. Ford Madox Ford, Ford H. Madox Hueffer. THE BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story.
F. Madox Brown. London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1892. Stated "Second edition," though we assume this is actually a second printing or even the first edition, first printing with a new title page inserted (see below). His first book, written to amuse his sister Juliet and published when he was just seventeen years old. Illustrated with two full-page, black-and-white plates by his grandfather, F. Madox Brown, a painter closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. Harvey does not mention this second "edition"-- published the same year as the first--but does note a fourth edition dated 1898 and that "in all editions the title page is in red and black" [Harvey, A1(a-b)]. This copy in quarter blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine with cloth over boards matching that of the first edition, and with pattern on cloth extending to page edges, as in the first. Plain cream-colored endpapers pasted over the original patterned endpapers of the first edition, which are still just barely visible around the edges. Illustrated extra title page lists three titles in the "Children’s Library" on verso, as we presume does the first, and printer's leaf following p.165 reads "Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh" as in the first edition. INTERESTINGLY, an 1892 New York, Cassell Publishing Company, stated "third edition" DIGITIZED FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LIBRARY is also clearly published using the same plates (if not sheets) and with the same illustrated extra title page listing three titles, printer’s leaf following p.165, and even with the "T. Fisher Unwin" logo on verso of the title page. One has to wonder whether Fisher Unwin sold the sheets from the various print runs with the offer of a cancel title page already inserted. Or, more likely, whether there was only ever one print run--given that there are very few copies in libraries worldwide (between 50 and 60 copies split between several records on OCLC) and only a handful currently offered for sale online. (Which would make Ford’s estimate that "it sold many thousands more copies than any book I ever wrote" highly unlikely [Harvey, p.4].) Contemporary gift inscription at head of page listing titles in the Children’s Library and another pasted to opposing blank page, few minor smudges to margins, covers rubbed and tips a little frayed, still about very good. FORD MADOX FORD'S FIRST BOOK--AN INTERESTING COPY WHICH MAY REVEAL MUCH ABOUT THE PRINTING HISTORY OF THIS BOOK.

[Book #53794]       Price: $350.00
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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM. Wanda Gag. MORE TALES FROM GRIMM.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. (1947). First edition. Translated and illustrated by Wanda Gag. Her final work, which was published after her death. Small worn spot on front cover and two tiny holes and small scrape on rear spine gutter. It appears that the edges have been somewhat inexpertly touched up with slightly different colored dye, otherwise very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #25684]       Price: $50.00
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