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The Fire Cat, Averill, Esther
161 Averill, Esther
The Fire Cat
New York: Harper & Brothers (1960) First Edition 
8vo Pictorial boards. 63pp with the author's engaging color illustrations throughout. This is no ordinary cat story. This is the story of Pickles, a yellow cat with black spots in his fur who will one day do big things. Averill tells a charming, funny, preposterous and totally captivating story about this friend of Jenny Linsky. An I Can Read title. Light rubbing to spine tips else Very Good in frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-Nine Buffalos, Averill, Naomi
162 Averill, Naomi
Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-Nine Buffalos
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939 
Square octavo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [24]pp. Averill illustrated her tale of the Plains Indians with several stunning double-page lithographs in rich, flat color and with many smaller in-text illustrations. Little Whistling-Two-Teeth fasts alone with his pony on a high ridge above the tribe and dreams of forty-nine buffalos covered with snow. Bader p. 160. Child's penciled name to ffep else Fine in frayed dustjacket with small chip at spine head. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Thomas The Really Useful Engine, Awdry, Rev. W.
163 Awdry, Rev. W.
Thomas The Really Useful Engine
New York: Random House, 1999 First Edition Stubbs, Tommy 
4to Cloth-backed boards. [42]pp with color illustrations. When a storm damages Tidmouth Station and all the other train engines are stranded, Thomas and his driver save the day. Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends based on The Railway Series. Near Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonne 1949-1985, Axsom, Richard H.
164 Axsom, Richard H.
The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly: A Catalogue Raisonne 1949-1985
New York: Hudson Hills Press (1987) First Edition 
9"x12" Wraps. 201pp with 159 color plates and 182 duotone illustrations. Published in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of Kelly's graphic work, organized by the American Federation of Arts. Bumped at base of spine and at edge of lower cover else Very Good. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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A Gardener's Alphabet, Azarian, Mary
165 Azarian, Mary
A Gardener's Alphabet
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 2000 First Edition 
9.25x11 Cloth-backed boards. (32)pp. A stunning ABC of the simple joys of gardening. Azarian's colored woodcut illustrations are gorgeous as she shows us arbor, harvest, lawn ornaments, topiary, Queen Anne's Lace and much more. Fine in like dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Mouse in the House, Baehr, Patricia
166 Baehr, Patricia
Mouse in the House
New York: Holiday House (1994) Stated First Edition Lydecker, Laura 
Quarto. Cloth-backed boards. [32]pp with color illustrations by Laura Lydecker. What's Mrs. Teapot to do? She has a mouse in her house which sips her spice tea, eats her chocolate cake and nibbles her book! One leaf a little rumpled with three small edge tears, one tear entering the edge of the illustration. Good. Dustjacket edge worn. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Iceland In Story and Pictures, Bailey, Bernadine
167 Bailey, Bernadine
Iceland In Story and Pictures
Chicago: Albert Whitman, 1946 Revised Edition Wiese, Kurt 
8"x6" Decorated grey cloth. [30]pp with lovely color and black & white lithographs throughout by Kurt Wiese. A title in the Second Series of Pictured Geographies. Fine in dustjacket with tears and tiny corner chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Miss Hickory, Bailey, Caroline Sherwin
168 Bailey, Caroline Sherwin
Miss Hickory
New York: Viking Press, 1946 First Edition Gannett, Ruth 
8vo Decorated cloth. 124pp with lovely full page and smaller lithographs by Ruth Gannett. The story of Miss Hickory, a doll fashioned from an apple-wood twig with a hickory nut head, and how she spends a harsh New Hampshire winter in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog and Ground Hog. This delightful fantasy won the 1947 Newbery Award. Light stain and tiny hole to base of spine else Very Good. Dustjacket lightly chipped, spine somewhat darkened and stained at base, price torn from upper flap.  
Price: 125.00 USD
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Bah! Humbug?, Balian, Lorna
169 Balian, Lorna
Bah! Humbug?
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1977 First Edition 
4to Pictorial boards. [32]pp with illustrations throughout in tan and tones of pink and red. Margie's big brother Arthur says there is no Santa Claus and sets a trap for him. A funny and charming Christmas picture book, delightfully illustrated by the author. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Thunder on the Sierra (SIGNED), Balmes, Kathy
170 Balmes, Kathy
Thunder on the Sierra (SIGNED)
New York: Silver Moon Press (2001) Stated First Edition Catapano, Vicki 
8vo Color illustrated boards. 89pp with several full-page illustrations from drawings by Vicki Catapano plus endpaper maps. "In 1852, recently orphaned, thirteen-year-old Mateo becomes an "arriero," or mule driver, bringing supplies to California gold miners, and searching for the notorious bandit (Joaquin Murieta) who stole his horse." Signed and inscribed to the title page by Kathy Balmes. A title in the Adventures in America series. Near Fine. No dustjacket, apparently as issued. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium, Bancroft, Jessie H.
171 Bancroft, Jessie H.
Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium
New York: Macmillan, 1915 (1909) 
Octavo. Burgundy cloth decoratively stamped in colors. 456pp + 7pp (appendix) + adverts. Illustrated with diagrams and full-page photographs. Once upon a time, not so long ago, children had to amuse themselves (what a concept) and these are the games they played: Garden Scamp, Skyte the Bob, Puss in the Corner, Tossing Wands, Pinch-O, Barley Break, Tree Party, and many others. Quite a wonderful book with a charm all its own. Some light rubbing to extremities else Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Common Ground: The Water, Earth, And Air We Share, Bang, Molly
172 Bang, Molly
Common Ground: The Water, Earth, And Air We Share
New York: The Blue Sky Press (1997) First Edition 
8vo. Pictorial boards. [36]pp with wonderful color illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Molly Bang. A simple but accurate and easily understandable explanation for children of how overuse of natural resources threatens our planet and the problems we must solve together if we're to save the world for ourselves and future generations. Inspired by Garrett Hardin's article on population and the dilemma of shared resources, "The Tragedy of the Commons," published in Science, volume 162, in 1968. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ant and Bee Time, Banner, Angela
173 Banner, Angela
Ant and Bee Time
New York: Franklin Watts (1969) First American Edition 
5"x4" Pictorial boards. 95pp with the author's delightful color illustrations throughout. The two tiny friends attend the Zoo Games held by Kind Dog and the Zoo Man. Everyone has lots of fun and learns about telling time. Slight rubbing at corner and spine tips else Near Fine. Dustjacket a little rubbed at corners and spine tips, lightly edge worn. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Little Black Sambo, Bannerman, Helen
174 Bannerman, Helen
Little Black Sambo
New York Grosset & Dunlap (1942) Moore, Robert 
8"x9.5" Pictorial boards. [22]pp. A nice 40's version of this childhood classic with sparkling illustrations in color and black and white by Robert Moore. Spine heel shows wear, two leaves lightly creased else Very Good. Dustjacket worn with tears and small chips. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Little Black Sambo, Bannerman, Helen
175 Bannerman, Helen
Little Black Sambo
Akron: Saalfield, n.d. (ca 192?) Williams, Florence White 
8vo Illustrated wraps. [12]pp including covers. Wonderful illustrations by Florence White Williams: cover and four additional three-quarter page color pictures plus blue line drawings within the text. Bannerman's classic story of the quick-witted child who fools all the tigers. Near Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Mousehole Cat, Barber, Antonia
176 Barber, Antonia
The Mousehole Cat
New York: Macmillan (1990) First American Edition Bayley, Nicola 
Square octavo. Glazed pictorial boards. [32]pp. Tom and his faithful cat Mowzer brave the high seas of the Storm Cat in the dead of winter to bring food to their starving village. A mystical, mythic and moving story inspired by the old Cornish legend of Tom Bawcock. Nicola Bayley's wondrous images of the great Storm Cat and tiny Mowzer, the sea, the village and the people therein are the perfect complement to this magical tale. Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Lower corners lightly bumped else Very Good+ in dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Flower Fairies of the Autumn With the Nuts and Berries They Bring, Barker, Cicely Mary
177 Barker, Cicely Mary
Flower Fairies of the Autumn With the Nuts and Berries They Bring
London: Blackie, n.d. [1926] 
24mo. Boards with color pictorial onlay of the Hawthorne Fairy. A book of poetry illustrated by Mary Cecily Barker with twenty-four color plates of much beauty and delicacy plus blue pictorial endpapers and black & white frontis. Spine ends chipped, wear to corners, light crease to upper free endpaper. Good. No dustjacket. Plates clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Flower Fairies of the Garden, Barker, Cicely Mary
178 Barker, Cicely Mary
Flower Fairies of the Garden
London: Warne (1990) First Printing Thus 
4.25"x5.5" Glazed pictorial boards. [48]pp with pictorial endpapers and 19 exquisite full-page color plates by Barker to accompany her flower poetry. A new edition using modern electronic scanning methods from entirely new transparencies of Barker's original watercolors. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Flower Fairies of the Trees, Barker, Cicely Mary
179 Barker, Cicely Mary
Flower Fairies of the Trees
London: Blackie, ca 197? Reissue 
4.25"x6.75" Color pictorial boards. 52pp with 24 color plates. Poems about flowers, each accompanied by the author's beautiful color illustrations. Minor rubbing to edges else Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine lightly sunned). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fairy Necklaces, Barker, Cicely Mary
180 Barker, Cicely Mary
The Fairy Necklaces
(London): Warne (1991) First Thus 
4.25"x5.5" Glazed pictorial boards. 62pp with twelve exquisite full-page color plates by Barker plus smaller black & white line drawings within the text. Jenny's dream to help her mother comes true when she receives a present from the fairies. First published in 1946 as "Groundsel and Necklaces." Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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