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the Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
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the Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

By Potter, Beatrix

Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. First edition, complete with color frontispiece and illustrations throughout, being a first edition one or two of the pages is loosened. . An excellent copy of Beatrix Potter's most critically acclaimed work; in many ways, the story of the trusting duck, the crafty fox, and the heroic dog Shep are a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a number of ironic twists. Jemima Puddle-Duck was also the first of Potter's books to be set wholly at Hill Top Farm, with both the locations and many of the characters such as Shep and the farmer's wife drawn from life. Linder p.427; Quinby 14. A very excellent collector's edition!! .

$1890.00

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies
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The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies

By Potter, Beatrix

The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies, by Beatrix Potter. This is a first edition published in 1909 by Frederick Warne and Co, London. Brown paper covered boards and spine. Silver titles and a pictorial onlay of the Flopsy Bunnies to the front cover. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in color by the author. Pictorial endpapers. 16mo in size with 85pp. First edition points (Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Checklist, by Jane Quinby): Dated to the foot of the title page.Plate VII endpapers. Page 14 has the Florists sign present with the correct wording. "Gardens Neatly Razed | Borders Devastated By | The Night Or Year". Page 81 no robin present. First edition, deluxe issue. 12mo. Brown moiré silk cloth with gilt stamped decoration and colour onlay to the upper cover. All edges gilt. A very good copy. Pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis and 26 colour plates by the author. These deluxe bindings were based on a design by Beatrix Potter and originally sold at 1/6- rather than the standard copies at 1/-. There is a slight tear at top of spine but is only superficial. These First Editions are incredibly rare and this one is protected by a mylar book cover. This was the prized collection of a collector and it is great luck it is for sale!

$1750.00

Little Black Sambo
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Little Black Sambo

By Bannerman, Helen

Sam Gabriel Sons & Company, 1939. First Edition. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1939, first edition fine in full-color pictorial wraps with full-page interior color illustrations as well. #528 in the publishers series of such books. An incredible mix of cultural nonsense depicting African Americans in India and/or tigers in the deep southern United States. This is a very scarce Linenette copy of this rare classic. All pages are still bright as new. This would be a particular favorite for a true book collector. The Linenette Series was a limited run in 1949. Sam Gabriel Sons & Company, 1939. Limited Run

$630.00

SAMBO AND THE TWINS: New Adventure of Little Black Sambo
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SAMBO AND THE TWINS: New Adventure of Little Black Sambo

By Bannerman, Helen

Platt & Munk, 1935. First Edition Thus. Really nice copy bound in decorative cloth with faint age toning on. Colorful, clean, well-preserved edition. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. This is a very rare book. I haven't found this copy in any condition. To find it in such wonderful condition and pages clean and intact without markings. An excellent collector's copy! Front shows First Edition listing the books of Sambo with the last being Histoire De Petit Negre Sambo.

$1050.00

Our Little Eskimo Cousin
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Our Little Eskimo Cousin

By Wade, Mary Hazelton

OUR LITTLE ESKIMO COUSIN by Mary Hazleton Wade. Vintage Children's Book published in 1922 by The Page Company. Illustrated with full page plate illustrations by L.J. Bridgman. Hardcover. This is an incredibly rare book that you will very rarely see come to market. A true collector's copy as they are rare And scarce!! Please see the pictures for the little tear at the top of the DJ.

$105.00

Stuart Little
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Stuart Little

Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1945. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing, First Printing. This First State dustjacket has the printed price of $2.00 present along with the Harper & Brothers, Publishers statement printed on the bottom of the front flap of the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has minor wear to the edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this true first edition in collector's condition.

$560.00

Blondie and Dagwood\'s Adventure in Magic
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Blondie and Dagwood's Adventure in Magic

By Young, Chic

Whitman Publishing Co., New York, 1944. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. This is a very rare book to find in this condition. No dustjacket is included, however, the book is clean and bright. Tight binding and solid book. Not an ex-library book, An excellent collector's copy! The book is sound and tight. Interior is clean, no marks. Not an ex-library book. This is a very rare book with the usual signs of aging. Pages are browned, however, it does not at all affect the book.

$52.50

If I Ran the Zoo
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If I Ran the Zoo

By Dr. Seuss

Random House, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good.. 1st Edition. NY: Random House, 1950. First Edition. Folio - about 12" tall. Original glazed picture covered boards. Very good book in excellent condition without any tears, marks, or marring. A Dr. Seuss book in excellent condition with crisp and white pages! A wonderful book for any collector!

$175.00

Uncle Toms Cabin
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Uncle Toms Cabin

By Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Vintage copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in Great Britain was sold Grand & Co Books on Grand Street, Penang Malaysia. Complete with original dust jacket! This is a rare book as there are not more than a few copies of it left. With the original dustjacket, illustrations throughout, this is an excellent collector's copy!

$210.00

Are You My Mother?
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Are You My Mother?

By Eastman, P.D.

Random House - Beginner Books, New York, 1960. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Eastman, P. D. (illustrator). 1st Edition. Lacking the dust jacket ( and its accompanying issue points ) renders classification difficult. This is a very good copy with a bit of wear to the tips and the spinal extremities. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition.

$350.00

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

By Potter, Beatrix

The Saalfield Publishing Company. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. An early American edition illustrated by Virginia Albert; 12mo, illustrated boards, color and b/w illustrations, unpaginated, illustrated endpapers. No jacket, edgewear and light scuffing to boards, internally clean and tight. Delightful illustrations

$94.50

Little Black Sambo
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Little Black Sambo

By Bannerman, hHlen

Hardcover: Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 1942 Boards look good some edgewear, bright colors, light bumping, and aging, however, the book is intact and it does not affect the reading of the book.

$350.00

The World Of Christopher Robin
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The World Of Christopher Robin

By A.A. Milne

New York: Dutton, 1958. First Edition Thus 1st Printing. Cloth/Boards. Near Fine/Good. Decorations And New Color Illustrations By Ernest H. Shepard For This Edition. First Printing Of This Newly Copyright Edition, 1958, Incorporating All New Color Plates By Ernest H Shepard, The Original Illustrator. Books Very Lightly Used, Light FadingTo Bottom Of Back Board. The New Color Plates Is Surprisingly Scarce In This Original 1958 Printing.

$84.00

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

By Baum, Frank L.

First Copyright by Whitman Publishing. Vintage and rare book in this condition. Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; excellent collector's copy!

$28.00

The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin
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The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin

By Potter, Beatrix

Very Good. 85 pp. Patterned-floral cloth with cream-colored title & author cloth onlays to front board. The uncommon deluxe editionPictorial white dust jacket over beige boards. Colour illustrations. The book is in better condition than most examples of this age. Neat, clean, well-bound pages with very minimal foxing, tanning /thumbing. Small inscriptions and neat labels. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with tears and minor missing pieces. Mild rubbing and marking. This book has been inspected carefully by hand by trained evaluators to ensure the condition description is as accurate as possible for this exact copy pictured.

$1400.00

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
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The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

By Potter, Beatrix

Pictorial onlay of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Pictorial endpapers and 27 color plates by the author.First edition. 12mo. Cream paper covered boards with green lettering. A fine copy, bright and crisp with just a hint to tanning to the spine. This is definitely an excellent collector's edition. A wonderful copy. No DJ.

$1050.00

The Seven Chinese Brothers
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The Seven Chinese Brothers

By Mahy, Margaret

The seven Chinese brothers. Summary: Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities. With humor and wit, internationally acclaimed author Margaret Mahy captures the courageous adventures of seven brothers who use their supernatural gifts to overpower a cruel emperor. This is a rare book to find in such condition and certainly still with the read-along cassette!!

$175.00

The Man Who Lost His Head
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The Man Who Lost His Head

By Bishop, Claire Huchet

This is Not an ex-library copy. This is from a private collection, This is a First Edition reprinted from an original 1942 children's book. This book is a beautiful collector's copy. There is a minimum of the usual wear or yellowing around the edges. Blue and white boards are very lovely. Light smudges throughout. Great b/w illustrations on every page. Once upon a time, there was a man who lost his head. He looked for it EVERYWHERE. He tried using a pumpkin head, a parsnip, a carved wooden head, but finally, a young boy helped him solve his problem. Unpaginated--about 50 pp.

$175.00

The Golliwogg\'s Bicycle Club
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The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club

By Upton, Bertha

UPTON, FLORENCE. The Golliwog's Bicycle Club. London: Longmans, 1896CCloth spine, pictorial boards. Decorated endpapers. 32 full page color plates (including the title page), numerous illustrations in text. Minimal bumping for its age (have not seen better copy). Covered in mylar covering. Small blue ink mark on bottom of few pages but not on the pages themselves. Cannot see it..no marking, highlighting, writing, tearing, or missing pages Not an ex-library book. From a private collection of non-smoking office encased in glass. Beautiful collectors copy!! One of a very few left in this condition. Rare. 66pp. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1896 The golliwog, golliwogg or golly is a black fictional character created by Florence Kate Upton that appears in children's books in the late 19th century usually depicted as a type of rag doll. It was reproduced, both by commercial and hobby toy-makers as a children's toy called the "golliwog", and had great popularity in Europe and Australia into the 1970s. The doll is characterized by black skin, eyes rimmed in white, clown lips and frizzy hair. Though home-made golliwogs were sometimes female, the golliwog was generally male. For this reason, in the period following World War II, the golliwog was seen, along with the teddy bear, as a suitable soft toy for a young boy. The image of the doll has become the subject of controversy. Its depiction of black people has been accused of being racist, along with pickaninnies, minstrels, mammy figures, and other caricatures. The golliwog has been described as "the least known of the major anti-Black caricatures in the United States". In recent years, changing political attitudes with regard to race have reduced the popularity and sales of golliwogs as toys. Manufacturers who have used golliwogs as a motif have either withdrawn them as an icon or changed the name. In particular, the association of the golliwog with the pejorative term "wog" has resulted in the use of alternative names such as "golly" and "golly doll". Florence Kate Upton was born in 1873 in Flushing, New York, the daughter of English parents who had emigrated to the United States three years previously. Following the death of her father, she moved back to England with her mother and sisters when she was fourteen. There she spent several years drawing and developing her artistic skills. To afford tuition to art school, she illustrated a children's book entitled The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg. The 1895 book included a character named the Golliwogg, who was first described as "a horrid sight, the blackest gnome", but who quickly turned out to be a friendly character, and is later attributed with a "kind face." A product of the blackface minstrel tradition, the Golliwogg had jet black skin; bright red lips; and wild woolly hair. He wore red trousers, a shirt with a stiff collar, red bow-tie, and a blue jacket with tails -- all traditional minstrel attire. The Golliwog The second Golliwog title from a turn-of-the-century picture book series, noted for its artistic design and the stylish black doll character who is considered controversial today. Born in 1873, Upton, returned to her native Great Britain and began work as an illustrator. Returning to the U.S., she and her mother made a book together which featured a set of peg dolls and the dramatic black doll, they named the golliwog. The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls (1895) became a great success and so were all the others in the series, which took the golliwog and his companions to all kinds of places around the world.

$630.00

Cowhand Goes To Town
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Cowhand Goes To Town

By Strong, Phil

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1939. Condition: Good. Oblong 8vo. 85 pp. Original pictorial boards. Attractive private ex libris. Original lithographs. This is a very beautiful copy of this out of print and rare book. this is a valuable addition to any collection. Bright, clean, crisp pages. Not ex-library but from a personal collector's library. There is a minuscule tear to the edge of the last blank cover page and one or two other tiny tears--you can barely notice. No writing in the book or drawing/scribbling. This is not a book you will find up for sale very often and copies are scarce. An excellent copy!!

$210.00

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