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ABC
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ABC
Kenosha: Samuel Lowe, 1940 
8vo Illustrated wraps. [12]pp including covers. The upper cover is the first page of this colorful little book. Each page features two letters of the alphabet and an accompanying image and rhyme, with the lower cover having the final three alphabet letters. Some light soil and dusting, minor creasing, small splits at spine ends. Good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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ABC de la Naturaleza
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ABC de la Naturaleza
Buenos Aires: Sigmar, 1959 Dan, Rodolfo 
9.75"x12" Pictorial wraps. 12pp including covers with bright color illustrations throughout. A simple alphabet with each letter represented by a fruit, vegetable or animal whose name begins with that letter. F is for Foca (seal), E is for Esparrago (asparagus), L is for Limon (lemon). Wear along spine and light wear to wraps. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Aksharmala (A Garland of Alphabet Characters)
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Aksharmala (A Garland of Alphabet Characters)
Bombay: N. I. Patel, n.d. 
12mo. Illustrated wraps. 16pp with color illustrations throughout. An alphabet for the youngest child, each letter accompanied by a lovely color litho. This little book was likely published in the 1950's to early 1960's. Written in Devanagari script, the language is probably Marathi or Hindi and the title a generic term similar to "ABC's". Spine rubbed, covers frayed with some creasing and a small surface chip at fore edge else Very Good overall. A charming ABC. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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An ABC on Wheels
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An ABC on Wheels
London: Thomas Nelson, ca 192? 
8.5"x11" Pictorial wraps. [16]pp with splendid color illustrations throughout. Each letter of the alphabet features a small vignette with a wheeled conveyance and a rhyme - everything from Char-a-bancs to land-Yachts. "X is the soldier rider / Who's known as an 'X-press. / If you have met one braver yet, / Pray send me his address." Quite a wonderful alphabet. 1924 gift inscription to verso of upper cover, light spine and edge wear else Very Good. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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Cats and Kittens ABC
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Cats and Kittens ABC
London Raphael Tuck, ca 1890's 
8.5"x11" Color pictorial wraps. [16]pp including covers with four wonderful full-page chromolithographs plus numerous drawings in brown line within the text. "L was the Laugh when the mittens were found, And the kittens got milk and nice mouse-pie all round." A title in Father Tuck's Nursery Tales Series A.B.C. Spine sewn, upper cover chipped at lower corner and with several edge tears, blank lower cover with pencil scribbles. Light soil and small edge tears to leaves but color illustrations are clean and attractive. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Favorite Flowers ABC
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Favorite Flowers ABC
New York: Charles E. Graham, n.d. [ca 189?] 
8vo Cloth. [12]pp including covers, with charming illustrations in color and black & white. There is a verse for each letter of the alphabet, and each letter is depicted with a flower and a child. "W for Wistaria, That grows in far Japan; It's (sic) purple clusters please us As they do this little man." Play and Learn Series. A lovely ABC. Minor cover soil and fraying else Very Good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Friends on the Farm ABC
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Friends on the Farm ABC
New York: Sam'l Gabriel, 1923 
Folio. Pictorial wraps. [16]pp with eight full-page color illustrations, including covers, plus many additional illustrations printed in tones of sepia, green and orange, each with a rhyme. The illustration on the upper cover appears to be by Frances Brundage. Minor wear else Very Good+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Lets See the ABC
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Lets See the ABC
New York: Peggy Cloth-Books, 1959 Bohlmann, Mignon 
12mo Pictorial cloth with pinked edges. [8]pp (including covers) of double-folded cloth. Illustrated with simple drawings in bright primary colors by Mignon Bohlmann. A great little alphabet. Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Railroad ABC
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Railroad ABC
New York: Sam. Gabriel, 1911 
5.5"x7.5" Color pictorial linen wraps. [12]pp including covers. With four color illustrations plus the image on the upper wrap. A wonderful little ABC, each letter with a railroad theme: "C is for the Cylinder, and Cowcatcher too / The Cylinder is full of steam -- but that, of course, you knew." Light foxing to lower wrap, slight corner crease else Very Good. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Boy Scout ABC
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The Boy Scout ABC
New York Samuel Gabriel, 1916 
8.5"x11" Pictorial card wraps with linen leaves. [16]pp including wraps with four full-page color illustrations plus numerous line drawings signed H K. "O is for Oath, so solemnly sworn; Scouts make a point to recite it each morn." Very clean with the exception of light, primarily marginal staining from humidity and occasional slight cockling but images very minimally affected. Staple holes stained, staples perished with leaves loose in wraps. Good+ A very scarce and wonderful alphabet. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Sailor's Alphabet
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The Sailor's Alphabet
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998 First Edition McCurdy, Michael 
Oblong octavo. Cloth-backed decorated boards. [32]pp with Michael McCurdy's colored scratchboard illustrations throughout. Pictured on a United States frigate, this is a traditional alphabet chantey from the 1800s which sailors would sing as they worked. A striking and informative alphabet. A few tiny spots in fore-edge margins at one opening else Very Good+ in dustjacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The ABC of Cars and Trucks, Alexander, Anne
12 Alexander, Anne
The ABC of Cars and Trucks
Garden City: Doubleday, 1954 MacKnight, Ninon 
10"x8.5" Pictorial boards. [30]pp with illustrated endpapers and great color lithos throughout by Ninon. "M is for milk truck that drives through the city / with milk for your breakfast and cream for the kitty." A charming mid-century alphabet. Corner tips a little worn, small tear at gutter of ffep. About Very Good in Fair dustjacket (chipped, torn and edge worn with part of lower flap torn away). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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An Animated Alphabet, Angel, Marie
13 Angel, Marie
An Animated Alphabet
Harvard College Library, 1971 Angel, Marie 
4.5"x5" Cream pictorial wraps. [60]pp. Illustrated on each recto with Angel's exquisitely detailed monochrome animal images. The artist's originals were painted and lettered on small pieces of fine English vellum. Printed by The Meriden Gravure Company, type set by The Stinehour Press. A beautiful little volume. Fine in slipcase with pictorial onlay. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination, Anno, Mitsumasa
14 Anno, Mitsumasa
Anno's Alphabet: An Adventure in Imagination
New York: Crowell (1975) First U.S. Edition 
Square octavo. Simulated wood boards. [60]pp with Anno's paradoxical paintings full of superreal details of plausible impossibilities. A wordless but highly entertaining picture book introduction to the ABC. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. Near Fine in lighly frayed, price-clipped dustjacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Gardener's Alphabet, Azarian, Mary
15 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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Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year, Bowen, Betsy
16 Bowen, Betsy
Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year
Boston: Little, Brown (1991) First Edition 
4to Boards. [32]pp. Illustrated by Betsy Bowen with stunning woodblock prints. The letters of the alphabet take us, month by month, through the seasons of a Northwoods year. Fine in price-clipped dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Pie Wagon, Budd, Lillian
17 Budd, Lillian
The Pie Wagon
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard (1960) First Edition Miller, Marilyn 
4to Decorated cloth. 36pp with color illustrations by Marilyn Miller. When the Pie Man and his old white horse came to town, Tilly got to choose a pie. But it was hard to decide as there were twenty-six different kinds, one for each letter of the alphabet. Near Fine in dustjacket with small chip from lower panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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G is For Golden: A California Alphabet (signed), Domeniconi, David
18 Domeniconi, David
G is For Golden: A California Alphabet (signed)
(Chelsea: Sleeping Bear Press, 2002) First Edition Carroll, Pam 
Oblong octavo. Pictorial boards. [40]pp with richly detailed color illustrations by Pam Carroll. A fascinating celebraton of the 31st state where D is for Death Valley, H is for Hollywood, J is for John Steinbeck, M is for the missions, O is for the ocean, Y is for Yosemite and Z is for Zorro. This copy inscribed and signed by illustrator Pam Carroll. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Alphabet From A To Z, Gale, Leah
19 Gale, Leah
The Alphabet From A To Z
New York: Simon and Schuster (1942) 16th Printing Blake, Vivienne 
8vo Pictorial boards with gold paper spine. [42]pp with charming black & white and color lithos by Vivienne Blake. Little Golden Book 3. Small chip at lower joint on upper cover else Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Alphabears, An ABC Book, Hague, Kathleen
20 Hague, Kathleen
Alphabears, An ABC Book
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1984) First Edition Hague, Michael 
Quarto. Red boards. [32]pp. A rhyming alphabet which introduces a different teddy bear with each letter. Color illustrations from Michael Hague's beautiful paintings. Very Good+ Dustjacket slightly darkened with minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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