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Dollies Ride
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Dollies Ride
New York / London / Berlin: The International Art Publishing Co. n.d. (ca 188?) Cubitt, Edith A. 
10-3/4" x 7-3/4" Stiff card wraps. [12]pp including covers. Illustrated by Edith A. Cubbit with four charming full-page chromos plus both covers. In addition, her lovely drawings appear on all the other pages, printed in sepia as is the text. A title in the Sunbeam Series. Covers lightly soiled, spine rubbed, light edge wear, lower corners bumped else Very Good. A pretty book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Dolly Dimple's Play Book
2
Dolly Dimple's Play Book
London: Humphrey Milford, n.d. (ca 192?) 
8vo Cloth backed boards. 12 thick board pages. Each page features a large color illustration within a blue and yellow decorative border with two lines of text below the image. Pictured are children with ducklings, dolls, bunnies, a baby, etc. There are also illustrations of animals such as puppies, kittens, chicks, and goats. Illustrators include Angusine Macgregor, Millicent Sowerby, Anne Anderson, K Nixon, and others. One of Mrs Strang's Play Books. A scarce title. Slightest edge wear else a Near Fine copy of this charming book. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Little Gem: 6 Books
3
Little Gem: 6 Books
Akron: Saalfield, 1948 
4-1/2" x 6-1/2" Pictorial wraps. 12pp including covers with charming illustrations in color and black & white. Six books in a box: Little Brown Bear, Little Sue, Mr. Cat's Grocery Store (some creasing), Farmer Jim, Sonny's Surprise, and Woody (a merry-go-round pony). Minor soil, slight creasing else Very Good in box with corner and edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Prayers For A Small Child
4
Prayers For A Small Child
New York: Random House, 1984 First Edition Wilkin, Eloise 
6-1/2"x12-1/4" Glazed illustrated boards. [22]pp with charming color illustrations by Eloise Wilkin throughout. Includes The Lord's Prayer. A Knee High book. Scratch to lower edge of upper cover else Very Good+ Contents crisp and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Nursery Zoo: Story and Antics of Four Animal Friends
5
The Nursery Zoo: Story and Antics of Four Animal Friends
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, ca 192? Alan Wright and Anne Anderson 
Quarto. Gilt decorated red cloth with color pictorial onlay. [64]pp. Contains four stories (each of which was also issued separately): Podgy Puppy, Cuddly Kitten, Busy Bunny and Naughty Neddy (an ass). Each story is sixteen pages long with twelve wonderful three-quarter page color plates surrounded by black & white drawings of children and animals, for a total of 48 plates by Anne Anderson and husband Alan Wright. Stories describe the escapades of mischievous young animals. Fine in dustjacket with closed tear to upper panel. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Owl and the Bee
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The Owl and the Bee
Akron: Saalfield, 1917 
4to. Die cut pictorial wraps. [16]pp with color illustrations throughout. A delightful shape book with stories told in rhyme. Child's name to upper cover, spine rubbed, light edge wear else Very Good.  
Price: 65.00 USD
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There's More...Much More, Alexander, Sue
7 Alexander, Sue
There's More...Much More
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1987) First Edition Brewster, Patience 
8.5"x9.5" Cloth-backed boards. [32]pp with lovely color illustrations and border decorations by Patience Brewster. Sherri meets a squirrel in the woods who helps her fill a May basket and celebrate spring. Near Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Stupids Step Out, Allard, Harry
8 Allard, Harry
The Stupids Step Out
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974 Stated First Edition Marshall, James 
Oblong octavo. Decorated ochre cloth. 32pp with hilarious illustrations by James Marshall which are a perfect match for the humorous text. The Stupids are a little confused but who cares; they're having fun! The first book about this amazing family. Fine in dustjacket which is unevenly faded, a little chipped, with two long tears to the upper panel and a very long tear to the lower panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mary Alice Returns, Allen, Jeffrey
9 Allen, Jeffrey
Mary Alice Returns
Boston: Little, Brown (1986) Stated First Edition Marshall, James 
7.75"x9.5" Blue boards. [32]pp with wacky and wonderful color illustrations by James Marshall. The third Mary Alice adventure. "We don't play with the telephone company." Funny! Near Fine in Good dustjacket (tears, minor soil). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Pocketful of Proverbs, Anglund, Joan Walsh
10 Anglund, Joan Walsh
A Pocketful of Proverbs
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1964) 
48mo. Green decorated cloth. [32]pp with delicate little illustrations in color and line by Joan Walsh Anglund. A charming selection of wise old sayings. Fine in dustjacket with minor soil. Slipcase slightly dusted and soiled, lightly worn. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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All Night Near the Water, Arnosky, Jim
11 Arnosky, Jim
All Night Near the Water
New York: Putnam's (1994) First Edition 
4to Pictorial boards. [32]pp with the author's beautiful watercolor illustrations throughout. Twelve newly hatched mallard ducklings spend their first night on the lake with their mamma. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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When You Were Born, Aston, Dianna Hutts
12 Aston, Dianna Hutts
When You Were Born
Cambridge: Candlewick Press (2004) First Edition Lewis, E. B. 
Square quarto. Pictorial boards. [25]pp with remarkable color illustrations enhanced with gilt by E. B. Lewis. A lovely book about the birth of a baby and its welcoming by family, friends and neighbors. "When you were born / you came quietly / and with eyes / deep as an ocean / you looked at me" Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes, Atwood, Margaret
13 Atwood, Margaret
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes
Toronto: Key Porter Kids (2003) First Edition Petricic, Dusan 
10"x9.5" Pictorial boards. [32]pp. "...a delightfully ridiculous tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions" with lively illustrations by Dusan Petricic. Margaret Atwood's fifth book for children. In an interesting twist, young readers are asked to correct the typos in the text. Included is a small sheet with four gummed stickers and instructions for replacing the names of misnamed characters and a misspelled word. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Effelli, Austin, Margot
14 Austin, Margot
Effelli
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1942 Fourth Printing 
Quarto. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [56]pp with Margot Austin's delightful black & white illustrations throughout. The story of a very small elephant who is captured in the jungle and brought to America. When he's sold to a cross zoo keeper, he runs away and meets up with a little girl named Lolly, her Grandpop and a parrot named Lord Nelson. Bump across fore-edge, endpapers a little darkened at gutters else Very Good. Dustjacket edge worn, lightly chipped, spine sunned. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Thomas The Really Useful Engine, Awdry, Rev. W.
15 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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Ant and Bee Time, Banner, Angela
16 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
17 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
18 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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Pickles Have Pimples and other silly statements, Barrett, Judi
19 Barrett, Judi
Pickles Have Pimples and other silly statements
New York: Atheneum, 1986 First Edition 
Square 8vo. Green cloth. [32]pp with color illustrations by the author. "Underarms have tickles. Piggybanks have nickels." A rhyming book with true, but funny, observations. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Everybody Needs a Rock, Baylor, Byrd
20 Baylor, Byrd
Everybody Needs a Rock
New York: Scribner's (1974) First Edition Parnall, Peter 
10"x8" Yellow decorated cloth. [32]pp with illustrations by Peter Parnall. Apparently the first collaboration between this talented writer and artist who went on produce three Caldecott Honor books together. A book about chosing your special rock. "The size must be perfect. It has to feel easy in your hand when you close your fingers over it. It has to feel jumpy in your pocket when you run." Neat inscription to half-title else Very Good. Dustjacket price-clipped with piece missing at edge of lower panel, a few edge tears, minor soil. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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