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The Borrowers Afield (First Printing)

By Norton, Mary

London: J. M. Dent & Company. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. First printing of the fourth book in the Borrowers series. Previous owner's attractive bookplate opposite the half-title page; else, a fine copy, and quite scarce thus. .

$100.00

Peter Duck (First Printing)

By Ransome, Arthur

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1933. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition with no additional printings noted. Green cloth with embossed dark blue titles and decorations, map end papers. Minor spine slant, lightly bumped extremities, otherwise a very nice copy of the third book in the "Swallows and Amazons" series. .

$50.00

I'll Be You and You Be Me (First Printing)

By Sendak, Maurice) Krauss, Ruth

New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Charmingly illustrated by Sendak in pictorial binding that matches Sendak's dust jacket drawings. Corners of book are a bit rubbed as are the dust jacket corners and folds, lower corner of front flap is price clipped. First printing with all issue points as listed by Hanrahan. .

$150.00

Once Upon a Time and Other Child-Verses (First Edition in Dust Jacket)

By Children's) Wilkins, Mary E.

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. c. 1905. Not First Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. An uncommon collection of children's verses by this influential New England novelist and short story writer. A bright, clean copy bound in orange cloth printed in black, in the scarce dust jacket which is chipped, particularly at the head of the spine, affecting the first two words of the title. Nearly impossible to find in dust jacket. .

$95.00

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By Rowling, J. K.

London: Bloomsbury. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; Seventh Printing. Hardcover. 0747538492 . This is a fine copy, albeit a seventh printing, of the second book in the iconic series, apparently unread, in beautifully illustrated boards with matching dust jacket. .

$300.00

The Monkey Family (First Edition in Dust Jacket)

By Hopwood, John A.

Chicago: M. A. Donohue. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1930. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Uncommon children's title in scarce full-color pictorial dust jacket with image of Monkey Family (mother, father and four children) in full color on both front and rear boards with illustration repeated on the dust jacket. Light shelf wear to boards, dust jacket is rubbed through in two areas of the spine, otherwise is generally intact and bright with a couple of short closed tears. Hopwood authored and self-illustrated several delightful children's books in the late 1920s and early '30s, all with wild animal and/or circus themes. .

$275.00

Freddie the Clown (First Edition in Dust Jacket)

By Hopwood, John A.

Chicago: M. A. Donohue. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1930. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Beautiful copy of this very scarce title copiously illustrated in full-color by the author with Freddie the Clown and several circus animals depicted on both front and rear boards and duplicated on the bright, very lightly worn dust jacket. Hopwood authored and self-illustrated several delightful children's books in the late 1920s and early '30s, all with wild animal and/or circus themes. .

$450.00

Don't Blame Me (First Printing)

By Hughes, Richard

New York: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1940. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A collection of eleven children's stories by the author of "High Wind in Jamaica" (#71 on the Modern Library list of 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century), profusely illustrated by Frizt Eichenberg. The scarce dust jacket is also illustrated by Eichenberg with a black and white cat on a green background, surrounded by a circle of ten dancing white mice. Book is fine save for one tiny corner bump; dust jacket has a modestly sunned spine and light wear at the extremities. Easily the author's scarcest title, and nearly impossible to find in dust jacket. .

$475.00

Eloise in Paris

By Thompson, Kay

New York: Simon & Schuster. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1957. Not First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. A sound, bright copy in a lightly yellowed dust jacket, with a small, neat POI opposite the copyright page. Rather uncommon in dust jacket. .

$50.00

Just So Stories

By Kipling, Rudyard

Garden City: Doubleday. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. c. 1930. Not First Edition. Hardcover. A scarce edition of this wonderful collection in a dust jacket beautifully illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop, winner of the very first Caldecott for her book "Animals of the Bible." Jacket depicts in black, white, yellow, and green an elephant, giraffe, and three monkeys. The spine is very slightly sunned, otherwise the jacket is fresh and bright. .

$175.00

The Preacher's Kid  (Signed First Edition)
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The Preacher's Kid (Signed First Edition)

By Children's) Blue, Rose

New York: Franklin Watts. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0531028046 . SIGNED and inscribed apparently to the author's nieces. When the school board decides to bus some black children into Linda's all-white school, her father, the Reverend Maynard takes a couragous stand that alienates him from may of his parishoners. A very nice copy in library binding, but NOT ex-library, in a near-fine dust jacket. .

$75.00

Grandma Didn't Wave Back (Signed First Edition)
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Grandma Didn't Wave Back (Signed First Edition)

By Children's) Blue, Rose

New York: Franklin Watts. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1972. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0531025578 . SIGNED and inscribed to the medical consultant who assisted the author in the writing of this book. Ten-year-old Debbie learns to deal with the deterioring mental status of her beloved grandmother. A very nice copy in pictorial library binding and lightly soiled dust jacket. NOT ex-library. .

$75.00

Me and Einstein:  Breaking Through the Reading Barrier (Signed First  Edition)
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Me and Einstein: Breaking Through the Reading Barrier (Signed First Edition)

By Children's) Blue, Rose

New York: Human Sciences Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 087705388x . SIGNED by the author on a presentation card provided by the publisher. Nine-year-old Bobby discovers that despite his difficulties learning how to read due to dyslexia, he is just as smart as anyone else. Uncommon title, especially so with the author's signature. NOT ex-library. .

$50.00

A Month of Sundays (Signed First Edition)
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A Month of Sundays (Signed First Edition)

By Children's) Blue, Rose

New York: Franklin Watts. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1972. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0531020371 . SIGNED and inscribed apparently to the author's nieces. Ten-year-old Jeffrey's parents get a divorce. Jeff must move from his comfortable suburban home to NYC. Some soiling of dust jacket, but a very nice copy in library binding, but NOT ex-library. .

$75.00

Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa (First Edition)

By Peck, George W.

Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1884. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. First edition, first state with no text after page 196, broken letters in last line of p. 196, 7/8-inch between horizontal lines on copyright page. Pictorial wraps and illustrations by Gean Smith. Original rear wrap was missing and has been replaced to match front wrap which is rather heavily age-toned. Sound binding with all text clean and intact. .

$200.00

Alice and Thomas and Jane

By Bagnold, Enid

New York: Junior Literary Guild. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1931. Hardcover. A delightful tale by the author of "National Velvet." Illustrated by the author and Laurian Jones. An excellent copy in a lightly worn DJ with a moderately sunned spine. Scarce in dust jacket. .

$75.00

The Terrible Nuisance and Other Tales

By Bacon, Peggy

New York: Junior Literary Guild. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1931. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by the author. .

$50.00

Book of the Three Dragons

By Morris, Kenneth

New York: Junior Literary Guild. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1930. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. The story of Taliesin's journey to Mon or Anglesea to study from the Druids about the birth of a Welsh Hero. Illustrated by Ferdinand Huszti Horvath. A very attractive copy in yellow cloth with three green dragons on the cover. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. .

$100.00

The Wind in the Willows

By Grahame, Kenneth (Illustrated by E. H. Shepard)

New York: Scribners. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1933. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The adventures of Mole, Rat, Mr. Badger and Toad. Although this is not the first edition, it is the first U.S. Edition featuring the classic E. H. Shepard illustrations. Book is about fine save for a neatly written previous owner's name and date (1936) at the upper edge of the front endpaper. Yellow dust jacket with red and black lettering is bright, unfaded and has one very short, close tear in the rear panel, trivial wear at the extremities, and a tiny chip at the lower corner of the front panel. The original price of "$1.00" is present. Overall a lovely copy of a scarce, landmark edition of this classic. Very difficult to find in dust jacket. .

$950.00

Showboat Summer

By Du Jardin, Rosamund

Philadelphia: Lippincott. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1955. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. The third entry in the author's popular series for adolescent girls. Pam and Penny find romance and excitement aboard a college showboat. The dust jacket is price clipped. Otherwise a spectacular, fresh copy and very scarce thus. .

$100.00