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Childcraft in Fourteen Volumes (Volume Three: Experience Stories and Animal Friiends).

Chicago, IL The Quarrie Corporation, 1942. Hardcover Sixth Edition (1942). Very Good: Shows moderate use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; faint thumbing and a small stain at the fore-edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10 x 7.25 x 0.7 inches). x, 202 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 7.4 ounces. Orange cloth over boards with grey, black & white designs at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Decorated Endpapers. Sixth Edition (1942). Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$16.27

Childcraft in Fourteen Volumes (Volume Five: Our Own Country and Foreign Lands).

Chicago, IL The Quarrie Corporation, 1942. Hardcover Sixth Edition (1942). Very Good: Shows moderate use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; faint thumbing at the fore-edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10 x 7.25 x 0.75 inches). xiii, 208 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 7.8 ounces. Orange cloth over boards with grey, black & white designs at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Decorated Endpapers. Sixth Edition (1942). Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$14.70

Childcraft in Fourteen Volumes (Volume Two: Narrative Poems and Creative Verse).

Chicago, IL The Quarrie Corporation, 1942. Hardcover Seventh Edition (1942). Good+ to Very Good: Shows moderate use: wear to three of the corners has caused incipient fraying, though the wear is heavier to the lower rear corner where the fraying is well estabiished. Else, only mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; some rubbing to the backstrip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10 x 7.25 x 0.75 inches). xi, 192 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 6.2 ounces. Orange cloth over boards with grey, black & white designs at the front panel and gilt titles at the backstrip. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white throughout. Decorated Endpapers. Seventh Edition (1942). Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$11.96

The Oxford Book of Poetry for Children.

By Edward Blishen, (Editor).

London, UK Oxford University Press, 1963. Hardcover First Edition (1963), so stated. First Edition (1963), so stated. Very Good to Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: shows shelving wear to the bottom edge of the pictorial paper over boards and with some wear to the upper edges of the panels as well; sparse foxing to the top edge and fore-edge; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome, near-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor cosmetic flaws. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; else flawless; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Close to "As New". NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. (9.8 x 7.7 x 0.8 inches). 167 pages. Profusely Illustrated in Color by Brian Wildsmith. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 9.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$34.30

Magic Ring: A Collection of Verse.

By Ruth A. Brown, (Editor).

Deer Harbor, WA The Seven Seas Press, 1937. Hardcover Second Edition (1937), Revised & Enlarged. The First Edition was published in 1926. Good+: Shows moderate use: light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels and backstrip; the binding shows slight lean but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.65 x 6.25 x 1 inches). xxiii, 224 pages. Delightfully decorated endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 19.5 ounces. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles at the front panel and backstrip. Second Edition (1937), Revised & Enlarged. The First Edition was published in 1926. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

Charlie's World.

By Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1972. Hardcover First Edition (1972); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED (10/72) BY THE AUTHOR at the title page. First Edition (1972); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: a small number 34 at the lower corner of the front free endpaper; slight spine lean; else no over signs of wear; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws. The DJ shows moderate wear to extremities, with a tiny, closed tear at the top of the front panel and a 2.75" x 1" chip at the bottom edge of same; mild overall rubbing to the panels; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Flawed but serviceable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 16mo. (6.25 x 9.25 x 0.3 inches). Language: English. Weight: 10.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. Poems, some previously published in Humpty Dumpty Magazine, which form a simple child's-eye autobiography of the poet. Along the way, Hopkins captures the sights, sounds and wonders of urban life. This was his second book of poems. Lee Bennett Hopkins (born April 13, 1938) is an American educator, poet, author, and anthologist. He is the author or editor of over 100 books for children, as well as a number of books and articles for adults. In1989 he was awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature." His autobiographical poetry collection "Been To Yesterdays" was honored with the Christopher Award in 1995 and was Golden Kite Award honor book in 1996. In 2009 Hopkins was awarded the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children for his lifetime body of work. In 2010, he was awarded a Florida Lifetime Achievement Award by the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, and in 2011 he received the Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). In 2016, Hopkins received the prestigious Regina Medal award sponsored by the Catholic Library Association. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$73.50

Before Things Happen (A book of verses for children).

By Dorothy Aldis.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1939. Hardcover First Edition (1939), unstated, in accordance with G.P. Putnam's Sons customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition (1939), unstated, in accordance with G.P. Putnam's Sons customary practice at the time of publication. Good: Shows significant indications of use: the green background field of the backstrip shows heavy sunning (the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible). The binding shows slight lean; considerable wear to the head and heel of the backstrip, with the head showing some loss to the exterior cloth to chipping; moderate soiling and rubbing to the front panel, which also shows scant, faint crayon work near the title. The binding remains secure; the text is clean. former bookseller's partially-removed pastedown label at the lower corner of the rear pastedown endpaper. Else, free of any other ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and several flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches). 85 pages. Illustrated with Delightful Drawings in Black & White by Margaret Freeman. Language: English. Weight: 10.6 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ. Dorothy Keeley was born in Chicago on March 13, 1896 to James Keeley, managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and Gertrude (née Small) Keeley. The youngest of four girls, Aldis was educated privately. In 1922 she married Graham Aldis. The couple lived in Chicago and had four children, Mary, Owen, and twins Peggy and Ruth.Her first publications were books of poetry for children. In 1929 she began writing children's fiction. Unable to find time to write at home with her growing family, Aldis often took her typewriter to a local parks and write. In this way she wrote seven novels and three books of poetry during the 1930s. Several of her best known poems were published in these early years. According to Joyce Kinkead in American Writers for Children, Aldis "was recognized as a major contributor to children's literature". After her death in 1966 Elementary English called her "The Poet Laureate of Young Children", and she was awarded the Children's Reading Round Table Award of Chicago.

$19.60

Mother Goose.

By Gyo Fujikawa, (Illustrator).

New York, NY Grosset & Dunlap, 1968. Hardcover Probable Reprint Edition (1968). Very Near Fine in Very Good+ Slipcase: The Book shows only minute indications of use: a faint white stain at the bottom of the front panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, showing a single, very minor flaw. Virtually 'As New'. The Slipcase shows a couple of very faint indentations where a smaller book has been placed above it in a stack of books; else only mild rubbing and a small faint shadow at the upper front panel, where a sticker has been removed. Remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio (12.75 x 9.35 x 0.8 inches). 125 pages. Decorated Endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds, 6.7 ounces. Probable Reprint Edition (1968), as this is not a stated First. LCCN 68-29949. Hardback in Slipcase.

$39.20

Mother Goose and Other Poems.

By Katherine Evans and Margaret Bauer, [Illustrators].

Chicago, IL Childrens Press, 1951. Hardcover First Edition (1951), unstated. First Edition (1951), unstated. Very Good+ in Good DJ: Book shows indications of careful use; moderate wear to the extremities; slightest spine lean;else flawless; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of very minor flaws; but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy; clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear to the extremities, with one-inch, closed tears at the top edge of both panels and a partially closed tear at the top of the rear hinge; mild rubbing only; the price has not been clipped. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy in a somewhat worn, torn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. (13 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches). Language: English. Weight: 18.5 ounces. A Big Silver Star Book. Hardback with DJ.

$88.20

A Week of Lullabies.
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A Week of Lullabies.

By Helen Plotz.

New York, NY William Morrow & Company: Greenwillow Books, 1988. Library Binding First Edition (1988); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (1988); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A perfect copy: Virtually 'As New'. The DJ is also without flaw; unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. LIBRARY BOUND, but with a DJ. 4to. (10.25 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches). 31 pages. Illustrated by Marisabina Russo. Language: English. Weight: 13.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

Hallelujah, A Cat Comes Back!
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Hallelujah, A Cat Comes Back!

By A.B. Curtiss.

Escondido, CA Old Castle Publishing, 1996. Hardcover First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1996]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding square and secure; text clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows faint sunning to the backstrip, though titles thereon remain bold and cearly legible; gold seal ("First Edition Signed by Author") at the front panel; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Not quite pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. (12.25 x 9.6 x 0.5 inches). Unpaginated. Language: English. Weight: 21.1 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$7.06

The Legend of William Tell.
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The Legend of William Tell.

By Terry Small .

New York, NY Bantam Books: Little Rooster, 1991. Hardcover First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR with a drawing of a mouse at the front flyleaf and then INSCRIBED with another small drawing and SIGNED at the title page. First Edition [1991]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use: just the barest hint of rubbing at the corner tips; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ is pristine; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (11.3 8.9 x 0.5 inches). 32 pages. Weight: 16.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$49.00

Chatterbox for 1928 - Founded By J. Erskine Clarke.

Boston, MA L. C. Page & Co, 1927. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing, so stated. First Edition; First Printing, so stated. Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; slight spine lean; faint soiling. Binding secure; text clean. Despite these minor flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 316pp. Abundantly illustrated with black and white drawings plus 8 gorgeous colour plates. Endpaper Advertisements. Hardback: Cloth w/Pictorial Pastedown Front Panel.

$43.51

The Organ Grinders' Garden: Poems Younger Children Love [Junior Edition].

By Marjorie Barrows [Compiler].

Chicago, IL Rand McNally & Company, 1938. Hardcover Good: Shows moderate use: there is a 2 1/4" partially closed split at the bottom of the rear hinge; former owner's name has been partially erased at the top of the front panel; moderate rubbing and faint, but pervasive soiling to the paper over boards. Fairly heavy wear to the extremities, a little heavier at the heel of the backstrip; one of the page shows a jagged, but closed tear at the bottom edge; there is a short, stray pen mark on another of the pages. Binding remains square and secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 63pp. Illustrated by Helen and Alf Evers. Profusely illustrated in Color & Black & White. Hardback: Pictorial Paper on Boards. Classic poetry by Tennyson, Stevenson, De la Mare, Shakespeare, Barrows, etc. Scarce.

$14.70

Wee Sing and Pretend, 6: People, Around the House, and Toys and Music.

By Pamela Conn Beall & Susan Hagen Nipp.

Price Stern Sloan, 2001. Hardcover Shows a small patch near the heel of the back strip where the lamination has been torn and exposed the underlying board; there is also a tiny crack in the lamination a little higher up along the hinge; Else, Very Good+: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing. Binding is square and secure; text clean. Despite these flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 31pp. Illustrated by Nancy Spence Klein. Cover Illustration by Dennis Hockerman.

$3.53

It's Raining Laughter.
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It's Raining Laughter.

By Nikki Grimes.

New York, NY Dial, 1997. Hardcover First Edition; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Photographer, Myles C. Pinkney. First Edition; First Printing indicated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows very slight wear at the head of the back strip; else flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. Hardback with DJ. Pictorial laminate boards. PreSchool-Grade 3. Twelve joyous poems about growing up are filled with music, laughter, and love. Simple childhood pleasures such as running, playing, reading, and remembering are touched on with insight and humor. Full-color photographs of African-American children at work and play are placed on pastel-shaded pages that convey all the exuberance and delight of the selections. A harmonious blend of words and pictures. Poems & photos, bursting with life, on subjects from getting teased to being tickled, from loving old friends to hating new glasses; often hilarious, clever & insightful. Children after my own heart! The photographs accompanying the poems in this lovely, vivid book are enchanting, thoughtful & deeply instructive. Children laughing, leaping & loving, alive! Celebrating running, reading, being in action & in poetry... INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, Myles C. Pinkney.

$39.20

Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art.
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Celebrate America: In Poetry and Art.

By Nora Panzer, [Editor].

Washington DC Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Hardcover First Ed, First Printing stated. First Ed, First Printing stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EDITOR. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean; very minor rubbing at corners, else flawless. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 96pp. 4to. Hardback with DJ. [Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Photographs, and Other Works of Art from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Instution] INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.

$19.60

Mother Goose & More  Classic Rhymes with Added Lines
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Mother Goose & More Classic Rhymes with Added Lines

By Dr. Hickey.

Oakland, CA First Additions Press, 1990 f. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed, so stated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book flawless, square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only minor indications of very light use with 1" closed tear at lower spine; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Remains close to 'As New'. Hardback with DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 45 pp. Delightful additions by Dr. Hickey to traditional Mother Goose rhymes with lively illustrations. The added lines and stanzas to the poems makes you laugh out loud - that Mom Hubbard finds food for the dog and The Old Woman in the Shoe is not really a child beater! The illustrations are fabulous too! Great baby gift! SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60