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Woodsmoke.

By Ellsworth Jaeger.

New York, NY Macmillan Company, 1953. Hardcover First Edition [1953]; Second Printing [1954]. Very Good: shows light wear to extremities, with mild bumping ot the upper corner tips; mild rubbing;some faint blanching (looks like water droplets, rather than sunning); faint overall soiling; former owner's gift inscription at the lower corner of the front free endpaper. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Despite some minor flaws and moderate wear, remains a sturdy, presentable reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.55 x 0.6 inches). xi, 228 pages. Weight: 12.9 ounces. Grey cloth over boards with black titles and designs at the front panel and black titles at the backstrip. First Edition [1953]; Second Printing [1954]. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$58.80

Little Vic.

By Doris Gates.

New York, NY The Viking Press, 1951. Hardcover First Edition [1951], so stated. First Edition [1951], so stated. Very Good- in Good+ DJ: The Book shows the lower front corner moderately bumped; light wear to the extremities; slight spine lean. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. There is a not-unattractive former bookseller's stamp affixed to the lower corner of the rear pastedown endpaper; else, free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, or inscriptions. The Dustwrapper shows a one-inch by half-inch chip at head of the backstrip; moderate to heavy wear to the extremities, with slight chip loss at corner tips; mild rubbing and faint soiling; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows wear, but remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches). 160 pages. Illustrated by Kate Seredy. Tan boards with brown designs and titles. Decorated endpapers. Tinted top edge. Weight: 14.8 ounces. Hardback with DJ. The story of a race horse name Little Vic, the grandson of Man O' War.

$34.30

Hongyu, the Fox Fairy.

By Lin Ying (Editor and Adaptor).

Beijing, China Foreign Languages Press, 1984. Hardcover First Edition [1984], so stated. First Edition [1984], so stated. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: slight spine lean; light wear to corner tips. Binding perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Squarish 8vo. Illustrated by Wang Jusheng. Decorated paper over boards. Hardback: Pictorial Paper on Boards.

$19.60

Sable.
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Sable.

By Karen Hesse.

New York, NY Henry Holt & Company, 1994. Hardcover First Edition [1994]; Third Printing. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on Bookplate at front paste-down end paper. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only barely discernible spine lean and a hint of shelfwear along the bottom edge; binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 81pp. Gr. 2-4. (Redfeather Books). First Edition [1994]; Third Printing. Hardback with DJ. A starving dog is the catalyst that propels Tate, 10, toward adulthood. Plot and characterization effortlessly evolve through her narration, which is as honest and direct as the character herself. Her simple language is filled with images of rural New England. She describes her struggle to keep the stray, which begins as soon as the exhausted animal appears on her porch. Even though her mother is terrified of dogs, Tate quickly wraps her life around her new-found pet, whose ears are as soft as sable. However, the canine's wandering ways and stealing bring complaints from neighbors. Mam demands that Sable leave, and Pap finds her a good home with Doc Winston, whose land is surrounded by a high stone fence. Desolate but determined to win Sable back, Tate designs, buys the materials for, and builds her own fence. Weeks later, she visits Doc Winston and learns that the animal has disappeared. With the loss of Sable, Tate's focus shifts to helping her family; in turn, her father accepts her as an apprentice in his woodworking shop. An exceptional dog story-with a happy ending- whose length and pencil illustrations, one per chapter, make it attractive to young readers. A rewarding early reader. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

Black Hawk.

By Arthur J. Beckhard.

New York Julian Messner , 1957. Hardcover First Edition [1957], unstated. Very Good+ in Good+ DJ: Book shows mild wear to extremities; very slight spine lean; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows two-inch, closed tear at bottom front outside edge; moderate wear to extremities; several short closed tears along bottom edge; small chip at heel of spine; wear at head of spine and upper corners; mild to moderate rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 192pp. First Edition [1957], unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Billy Lazroe & the King of the Sea: A Tale of the Northwest.
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Billy Lazroe & the King of the Sea: A Tale of the Northwest.

By Eric A. Kimmel.

New York, NY Harcourt, Brace & Company: Browndeer Press, 1996. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Oblong 4to. Unpaginated (about 32pp). Illustrated by Michael Steirnagle. (Gr. 2-4) for reading aloud. Hardback with DJ. Kimmel sets an old Russian tale in his native Oregon at the turn of the century. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$9.41

The Cowardly Lion of Oz [Founded on and Continuing the Famous Oz Stories of L Frank Baum].

By Ruth Plumly Thompson.

Chicago, IL Reilly & Lee Co., 1923. Hardcover First Edition [1923], unstated. Good+: shows moderate wear to the extremities, with fraying starting at three corner tips and at the head and heel of the backstrip; dampstain at the bottom edge at the backstrip, which penetrates about an inch along the page gutters; dampstaining also at the lower rear panel and the backstrip; mild rubbing, with a one-inch square scar at the upper front panel near the inner corner, and faint soiling; the outside edges are a bit toned; the pages are lightly tanned, due to aging; The binding square and secure; the text is clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 291pp. Illustrated by John R. Neill in black and white. Blue-Gray cloth over boards. Colorful pastedown illustration by Neill at front face. Decorated endpapers. Later Edition [only dated 1923], edition unstated. Post-1935 edition with black and white illustrations throughout and none in color. Reilly & Lee publishers. Powder Blue cloth over Boards.Hardback: Colorful Pastedown Illustration at the Front Panel.

$39.20

Music in Our Town [Music for Living, Book 2].

By James L. Mursell & Gladys Tipton, Beatrice Landeck, Harriet Nordholm, Roy E. Freeburg, and Jack M. Watson.

Sacramento, CA California State Department of Education, 1956. Hardcover Second Edition. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows colorful vintage print pasted at front endpaper, perhaps to hide school district info; binding square and secure; text clean. SCARCE DJ shows only very mild rubbing; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. Outstanding Copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. Has a "State of California Text Book Logo at front pastedown endpaper, but we find no indication that this copy was ever put into circulation, but the colorful vintage print at the front free endpaper may be covering such evidence. 4to. 164pp. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. Brown faux cloth covered boards with pictorial front of a small town and title in brown in white graphic. Original California State Textbook stamp on inside front cover. Music For Living Series, Book Two. Hardcover: Decorated Cloth Boards.

$9.41

Night Lights:  A Sukkot Story.
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Night Lights: A Sukkot Story.

By Barbara Diamond Goldin.

New York, NY Harcourt, Brace & Company: Gulliver Books, 1995. Hardcover First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1995]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. Unpaginated (about 32pp. Illustrated by Louise August. Goldin smoothly blends her contemporary story, about a boy's fears of sleeping under the open roof of his family sukkah, with an explanation of the festival of Sukkot. Louise August's pictures are just the right side of scary. Ages 4-8. Hardback with DJ. Goldin uses the story of two siblings spending a night in the family sukkah -a small, temporary hut roofed with tree branches that is constructed during the Jewish fall harvest festival of Sukkot - as a vehicle to help explain the holiday. Daniel and his older sister help their parents to build and decorate the sukkah, and then share a family meal inside it. Afterwards, trying to settle down to sleep, the boy becomes nervously aware of night sounds and shapes, but is reassured by his sister's comparison of brightly shining stars and moon to the night light in his bedroom. Bold, full-and double-page linocuts, richly colored with oils and pastels, feature caricaturelike people, imaginary monsters, and a particularly expressive pet cat. The first page of black text, set against a peach and blue sky, is a bit difficult to read, but the volume as a whole is well designed and attractive. A page of information about Sukkot concludes the book. Because most young children can relate to Daniel's fear of the dark, the story will be appreciated by both general and Jewish audiences.

$24.50

Deer.
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Deer.

By John Feilen.

Chicago, IL Follett Publishing Company, 1967. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing stated. First Ed; First Printing stated. Near Fine: just touch of wear at corner tips; binding square and secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 32pp. Illustrated by Sy Barlowe. Reinforced binding. A Follett Just Beginning Science Book.Hardback: Pictorial Paper on Boards.

$14.70

First Steps in Science, book 5: Looking Glasses.
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First Steps in Science, book 5: Looking Glasses.

By Herbert McKay.

London, UK Oxford University Press, 1929. Paperback First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Good in Wraps: shows indications of significant use: moderate wear to extremities; chip at upper rear corner; moderate rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; moderate soiling and spotting to covers; price in pen at upper front endpaper; pages have tanned just slightly with age. Despite numerous defects, as noted, an intact vintage copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 16mo. 64pp. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$14.70

Tam the Untamed.

By Mary Elwyn Patchett.

Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill, 1955. Hardcover First Ed USA, so stated. First Ed USA, so stated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Book shows light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; faint rubbing and soiling; very slight bow to boards; pages tanned just slightly; mild shelfwear along bottom edge of cloth-covered boards; binding remains secure; text clean. DJ shows minor rubbing and soiling; scuff at mid front face; moderate wear to extremites, where chips are just beginning to form; mylar-protected. Despite minor indications of prior use, a very presentable copy. 8vo. 186pp. Illustrated by Gerald McCann. Hardback with DJ. Tam the Untamed tells the story of a girl growing up on a remote station in Australia, with her three dogs and horse for friends.Well, those are just the most affectionate of her menagerie, guaranteed to delight children. My eight-year-old granddaughter loves it as much as I did at her age. You'll find joy, comfort, fear, loneliness, and tragedy in this book, all wrapped in love. Tam is the second book of Mary Pachett's autobiography. First she wrote of Ajax, her half-dingo dog, and Tam is the white brumby stallion she tamed and rode as she grew up on a station. Nobody else could ride him and he got on well with Ajax. Tam was the inspiration for her white stallion The Brumby and she writes well of her early life and the home and surroundings in Australia. This is a good read for any age and sweeps us along with her adventures in the bush. Also try The Brumby and Come Home, Brumby; Ajax the Warrior and Wild Brother; Quarter Horse Boy. Pachett wrote several books for young people but those I believe to be her best.

$43.51

Suppertime.

By Joan Walsh Anglund.

San Francisco, CA Determined Productions, Inc. , 1990. Hardcover Very Good: Shows mild rubbing to the sheen of the boards; faint soiling; binding square and secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. Hardcover: Board Book. Pink boards depict a little girl drawn in Anglund's inimitable style, sitting at a table with a plate of food.

$9.41