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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Eggers, Dave
21 Eggers, Dave
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
New York: Simon and Schuster (2000) First Edition 
8vo Boards. xxxix, 375pp. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Fine in Fine dustjacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Poems of Childhood, Field, Eugene
22 Field, Eugene
Poems of Childhood
New York: Scribner's, 1904 First Edition Parrish, Maxfield 

Price: 40.00 USD
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (SIGNED), Frazee, Marla
23 Frazee, Marla
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever (SIGNED)
New York: Harcourt (2008) Second Printing 
4to Pictorial boards. [32]pp with comical color illustrations by the author. Fun and nonsense with Jamon (James and Eamon) as they spend a week with Bill and Pam and go to Nature Camp every day. Caldecott Honor, 2009. Signed by Marla Frazee to the title page with cartoon balloons from the boys which say "Smile for --!" and "I am." Fine in dustjacket (light crease to edge of Caldecott seal). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Black Narcissus, Godden, Rumer
24 Godden, Rumer
Black Narcissus
Garden City: The Sun Dial Press (1939) 
8vo Blue decorated cloth. 294pp. This copy a reprint from 1941. A best-selling psychological drama about a colony of nuns in an isolated Himalayan valley, made into a 1947 film which garnered several Academy Awards. Nice reprint from the era, uncommon in the jacket. A little darkening to paste-downs and fore-edge else Near Fine. Dustjacket chipped and worn. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Big Snow, Hader, Berta and Elmer
25 Hader, Berta and Elmer
The Big Snow
New York: MacMillan, 1948 First Edition 
4to Decorated blue boards. [48]pp with beautiful color and black & white illustrations by the Haders. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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The Bomb, Harris, Frank
26 Harris, Frank
The Bomb
New York: Self-published, 1920 
8vo Green cloth gilt. 336pp with occasional black & white illustrations from drawings. "A new illustrated edition in 1920. A novel on the Chicago Anarchists which Bernard Shaw asserts has "superseded all other accounts"". Fictionalized account of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre. Fine in dustjacket with small chips at corners and spine ends, a little edge wear, particularly at spine head. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Contest, Hogrogian, Nonny adapted by
27 Hogrogian, Nonny adapted by
The Contest
New York: Greenwillow / William Morrow (1976) First Edition 
Oblong 4to. Cloth-backed red boards. [32]pp with brilliant full-page color illustrations and smaller black & white drawings by Nonny Hogrogian. An Armenian folktale which tells about two thieves who are both betrothed to the same charming lady and what happens when they find out about each other. Not what you might expect! Caldecott Honor award, 1977. Fine in dustjacket with slightest edge wear and some pale, very faint stains to lower panel. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Baby Bunting, Kearns, Vera
28 Kearns, Vera
Baby Bunting
Grinnell Lithographic Co., 1940 Smith, Ev H. 
11"x14" Illustrated wraps. [16]pp including covers with rich, glowing color lithos by Ev H. Smith. In this charming version of the old nursery rhyme, Daddy Bunting is a woodsman who doesn't like to hunt. When he spares the life of a little rabbit, all the bunnies help him with fur for Baby Bunting's suit! Light edge wear with small penciled price to upper cover else Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Flying Saucers From Outer Space, Keyhoe, Donald E.
29 Keyhoe, Donald E.
Flying Saucers From Outer Space
New York: Henry Holt (1953) Stated First Edition 
8vo Black cloth. 276pp including appendices and index. Small name/address label to upper paste-down and endpaper, neat inscription free endpaper, else Very Good. A crisp, clean copy. Dustjacket with small chips at corners and spine ends, some edge tears and wear. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Alexandre Rodtchenko, Lemoine, Serge, introduction par
30 Lemoine, Serge, introduction par
Alexandre Rodtchenko
(Paris): Centre Natinal de la photographie (1986) 
12mo Wraps. [136]pp including 54 black & white plates. Texte en francaise. Photo Poche. Clear glaze lifting on cover else Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes, Lines, Kathleen, compiled by
31 Lines, Kathleen, compiled by
Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes
(New York): Franklin Watts, 1954 First Edition Jones, Harold 
4to. Blue cloth gilt. 180pp. Illustrated with truly outstanding color and black & white lithos plus pictorial endpapers by Harold Jones, with openings alternating between his rich color images and finely detailed drawings. Includes 167 rhymes divided into nine groups: cradle rhymes and games; rhymes about children; Old Mother Goose and other famous characters; rhymes about animals; A Apple Pie; counting rhymes; Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush and other games; stories in verse; and sayings and riddles. Printed in England and originally sold at twice the price of the publisher's other children's book offerings, this is a gorgeous book. IBBY Honor List for illustration, 1956. Fine in dustjacket with a little edge wear, small piece missing from lower edge of rear panel. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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How to Watch Football: The Spectator's Guide, Little, Lou
32 Little, Lou
How to Watch Football: The Spectator's Guide
New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill (1935) First Edition 
8vo Decorated blue cloth. xviii, 315pp plus frontis and 32 black & white plates from photographs, 27 diagrams. Little played tackle at U of Pennsylvania and went on to play with the Frankford Yellow Jackets. He was head coach at Georgetown U from 1924 to 1929 and at Columbia U from 1930 to 1956. Little was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1960. Neat inscription dated 1935 to upper pastedown. Covers with some rubbing at edges, a little wear at corner and spine tips. A few leaves with spotting in margins. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Longest Way Round, Lynch, Patricia
33 Lynch, Patricia
The Longest Way Round
London: Burke (1961) First Edition Valentine, D. G. 
8vo Red boards. 160pp illustrated with full-page drawings by D. G. Valentine. Nessa and Granny Stack take a vacation trip to the country and meet up with Brogeen and Trud, the Black Enchanter and Tomasheen. A Brogeen Book. Corners lightly bumped else Very Good. Dustjacket with wear at folds, edge wear and chipping with largest chip at spine head, price-clipped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Flamenco Guitar, Mairants, Ivor
34 Mairants, Ivor
The Flamenco Guitar
London: Latin-American Music Publishing, 1958 
4to Thin boards with cloth backstrip. Part One 61pp (learning the guitar fingerboard, illustrated with photographs), Part Two 67pp (25 short pieces of various rhythms), Part Three 83pp (full length pieces). Neat name to free endpaper, light soil and edge wear to boards, some tearing and fraying of the thin backstrip. The binding is quite flimsy thus rather fragile. Near Good. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Box for Bedtime: Three Books in a Box, Merrill, Anna Darby
35 Merrill, Anna Darby
A Box for Bedtime: Three Books in a Box
[Racine: Whitman, ca 1920] [Lee, Ella Dolbear] 
No publishing information, nor is an illustrator credited. Three little books in wraps, each 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" in their original box. [16]pp including covers. Each book contains six charming color illustrations and a line drawing by Ella Dolbear Lee. The Story of Mowie is about a donkey, Billie the Turk is a monkey, and Molly's New Neighbors is a story about a family of sparrows. Light spotting to covers else Very Good. Box is rubbed and worn. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Mother Goose and Her Friends, Muter, Gladys Nelson
36 Muter, Gladys Nelson
Mother Goose and Her Friends

Price: 200.00 USD
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All in the Morning Early, Nic Leodhas, Sorche
37 Nic Leodhas, Sorche
All in the Morning Early
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1963) First Edition Ness, Evaline 
Oblong 8vo. Cloth-backed decorated blue boards. [32]pp. Wonderfully illustrated in color by Evaline Ness, who carefully placed her images on each page so that her pictures flow right along with the rhyme in this old Scottish nursery tale. Awarded a Caldecott Honor. Neat inscription to ffep else Fine. Slightest edge wear and soil to price-clipped dustjacket with faint rippling to upper edge of upper panel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Ringworld (SIGNED), Niven, Larry
38 Niven, Larry
Ringworld (SIGNED)
(New York): Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1977) First U.S. Hardcover Edition 
8vo Cloth-backed orange boards. 342pp. A science fiction classic which won the Hugo and Nebula awards upon its 1970 publication in paperback. This reissue with the addition of the author's preface. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Bookmark from a local shop laid in which is also signed by the author. Flecking to upper text block and a little along fore-edge and lower edges, probably from humidity. Small publisher's stamp to lower edges. Contents crisp and clean. Near Very Good. Dustjacket with chipping and edge-tears, some of which are taped (tear to upper panel taped on both sides of jacket), price-clipped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Theory and Practice of Teaching or The Motives and Methods of Good School-Keeping, Page, David P. / edited and enlarged by W. H. Payne
39 Page, David P. / edited and enlarged by W. H. Payne
Theory and Practice of Teaching or The Motives and Methods of Good School-Keeping
New York: A. S. Barnes, 1885 
12mo Decorated grey-green cloth. 422pp including index + 52pp of publisher's illustrated adverts, primarily for educational titles. New edition, to which a biographical sketch of the author is prefixed. Originally published in 1847, this title was very popular in the normal school movement and became the most widely-used textbook in American teacher education. Name and date (Dec. '91) in a delicate hand to ffep. Some rubbing and a bit of wear, primarily at spine and corner tips. Some foxing to prelims and occasionally to text margins else a clean, tight copy with spine gilt still quite bright. Good. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Glendale Community Book, Parcher, Carroll W., Editor-In-Chief
40 Parcher, Carroll W., Editor-In-Chief
Glendale Community Book
Glendale: John W. Akers, 1957 
Quarto. Decorated green cloth gilt. 1039pp including addenda and index, plus "several hundred more pages" of black & white pictures and portraits from photographs. Corners lightly rubbed else Very Good. (Color hasn't reproduced well in our scan) 
Price: 350.00 USD
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