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Aesop's Fables
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Aesop's Fables
New York: Wonder Books, 1958 Seiden, Art 
8vo Pictorial boards. Probable First Edition. [20]pp with wonderful color illustrations by Art Seiden. Includes abbreviated versions of: The Fox and the Crow, The Milkmaid and Her Pail, The Lion and the Mouse, The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Hare and the Tortoise, and five other tales. Wonder Book #706. Cheap paper browning else Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Prayers For Children
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Prayers For Children
New York: Simon and Schuster (1952) Second Printing Wilkin, Eloise 
6.75''x8'' Pictorial boards, gold foil spine. [28]pp with charming color illustrations by Eloise Wilkin. Contains traditional prayers and several lovely poems by Christina Rossetti, Ralph Waldo Emerson and others. Light edge wear else Very Good+ A crisp, clean copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Tenggren's Jack and the Beanstalk: An English Folk Tale
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Tenggren's Jack and the Beanstalk: An English Folk Tale
New York: Golden Press (1956) Second Printing Tenggren, Gustaf 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [24]pp with marvelous color illustrations by Gustaf Tenggren. Little Golden Book 420. Paper browning, some edge wear else Very Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Great Big Animal Book
4
The Great Big Animal Book
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950 Second Printing Rojankovsky, Feodor 
Folio. [22]pp with rich color illustrations by Feodor Rojankovsky featuring barnyard animals. A Big Golden Book. Glaze crazed and beginning to peel, spine ends show wear, light wear to corner tips else Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Great Big Car and Truck Book
5
The Great Big Car and Truck Book
New York: Golden Press, 1951 (1966) 7th Printing Scarry, Richard 
9-1/2"x12-3/4" Glazed pictorial boards. [22]pp with bright, cheerful color illustrations by Richard Scarry. You can almost hear the horns honk! A rather early printing of this popular Big Golden Book. Wear to corners and spine ends (small surface chip at spine heel), glaze peeling along spine else Good+ Contents clean and tight. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Walt Disney's Peter and the Wolf: A Fairy Tale Adapted from Serge Prokofieff's Musical Theme
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Walt Disney's Peter and the Wolf: A Fairy Tale Adapted from Serge Prokofieff's Musical Theme
New York: Simon and Schuster, n.d. (c. 1947) First Edition Kelsey, Richard 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with red foil spine. [24]pp with color illustrations by Richard Kelsey for the Walt Disney Studio. Based on the animated cartoon sequence in Walt Disney's "Make Mine Music." Little Golden Book D56. A Micky Mouse Club Book. Paper slightly darkening, light edge wear else Very Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Woody Woodpecker's Peck of Trouble
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Woody Woodpecker's Peck of Trouble
Racine: Western Publishing, 1951 Walter Lantz Studio 
16mo Matte pictorial boards. [30]pp with bright color illustrations by the Walter Lantz Studio adapted by Riley Thomson and Sam Armstrong. Adapted from the story "Now Everybody Loves Waldo" by Mabel Watts, originally published in Child Life. First or very early printing. Woody's loud pecking and laughing annoys everyone in the Hush Hush Forest until Homer Pigeon comes up with an ingenious solution. Whitman Tell A Tale Books 2628. Minor wear else Near Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Bedford, Annie North, story adapted by
8 Bedford, Annie North, story adapted by
Walt Disney's Mary Poppins
New York: Golden Press (1964) First Edition White, Al 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [24]pp with color illustrations by Al White. Little Golden Book D113. Child's name in "belongs to" box, light rubbing to covers, small chip at joint of lower cover else Very Good. Contents crisp and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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There's an Elephant in the Bathtub, Bradfield, (Jolly) Roger
9 Bradfield, (Jolly) Roger
There's an Elephant in the Bathtub
Racine: Whitman, 1964 
10"x12-1/2" Pictorial boards. 26pp with zany color illustrations by the author. A child-pleasing story that could have only come from the unfettered imagination of "Jolly" Roger Bradfield, here writing and illustrating his first book. There's an elephant in the bathtub, a lion in the living room, a bear in the bathroom, and more! Bradfield also illustrated many of the cereal boxes in the 1960's. A Whitman Giant Tell A Tale Book. Corners and spine ends worn, glaze crackled along joints, small inscription to title page. Good+ and quite a nice copy. Contents crisp and clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor, Brown, Margaret Wise
10 Brown, Margaret Wise
Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor
New York: Simon and Schuster (1952) First Edition Miller, J. P. 
8vo Pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [28]pp with great color illustrations by J. P. Miller. Doctor Squash takes care of all the dolls, the Teddy Bear and the Wooden Soldier. Then, when the good doctor becomes ill, all the dolls take care of him! Another charming story from the pen of Margaret Wise Brown. Little Golden Book 157. Very Good+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Golden Bunny and 17 Other Stories and Poems, Brown, Margaret Wise
11 Brown, Margaret Wise
The Golden Bunny and 17 Other Stories and Poems
New York: Golden Press (1953) Second Printing, 1966 Weisgard, Leonard 
Folio. Glazed pictorial boards. [26]pp. Leonard Weisgard's illustrations are a visual delight. His color pictures, richly reproduced in this early printing, depict so well that lovely little world close to the ground where bunnies spend their days. A Big Golden Book. Small paper chip at spine head, a little wear to spine heel, child's name unobtrusively stamped to ffep. Good+ A crisp, clean copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Golden Bunny and 17 Other Stories and Poems, Brown, Margaret Wise
12 Brown, Margaret Wise
The Golden Bunny and 17 Other Stories and Poems
Racine: Western Publishing (1953) Reprinted 1981 Weisgard, Leonard 
Folio. Glazed pictorial boards. [26]pp. Leonard Weisgard's illustrations are a visual delight. His color pictures depict so well that lovely little world close to the ground where bunnies spend their days. A Big Golden Book. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Walt Disney's Donald Duck Private Eye, Buettner, Carl
13 Buettner, Carl
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Private Eye
New York: Golden Press (1961) First Edition The Walt Disney Studio 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [24]pp with color illustrations by The Walt Disney Studio. Adapted by Al White and Homer Jonas. Donald Duck dons three special disguises. Little Golden Book D94. Surface paper cracking along joints. Contents clean. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Huckleberry Hound and the Christmas Sleigh, Cherr, Pat
14 Cherr, Pat
Huckleberry Hound and the Christmas Sleigh
New York: Golden Press (1960) First Edition Satterfield, C. W. 
8vo Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [24]pp with color illustrations by C. W. Satterfield. Huckleberry Hound is joined by his friends, the mice Pixie and Dixie, Jinks the cat and Yogi Bear. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, corners worn, spine a little chipped. Paper browning with several small closed edge tears. Child's crayoned name in the box provided and printed neatly in ink on title page. About Good. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Walt Disney's Pinocchio from the Walt Disney motion picture
15 Collodi, [Carlo] / adapted by Campbell Grant
Walt Disney's Pinocchio from the Walt Disney motion picture "Pinochhio"
New York: Simon and Schuster (1948) 5th Printing The Walt Disney Studio 
8vo Pictorial boards with gold paper spine. [42]pp with great black & white and color lithos by The Walt Disney Studio. Little Golden Book D8. Corners worn, minor cover soil, small chip near lower joint. Many titles in list on lower cover have been ticked off. Contents clean. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Christmas in the Country, Collyer, Barbara and John R. Foley
16 Collyer, Barbara and John R. Foley
Christmas in the Country
New York: Simon and Schuster (1950) First Edition Worcester, Retta 
6.75''x8'' Pictorial boards, gold foil spine. [28]pp with delightful color illustrations by Retta Worcester. Little Golden Book number 95. Minor edge and corner wear, child's name penciled to box provided, a few penciled numbers to the recto of the lower cover else Very Good+ A crisp, clean copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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All Aboard!, Conger, Marion
17 Conger, Marion
All Aboard!
New York: Simon and Schuster (1952) First Edition Malvern, Corinne 
6.75"x8" Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [28]pp with great color illustrations by Corinne Malvern. Molly and her mother go west to visit her grandmother. Light wear, child's first name neatly to title page in black marker, slight residue in "This Book Belongs To" area from address label else Very good. Contents clean. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Circus Time, Conger, Marion
18 Conger, Marion
Circus Time
New York: Simon and Schuster (1955) Gergely, Tibor 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [20]pp with lively color illustrations by Tibor Gergely. Little Golden Book Activity Book A2 with a wheel which turns on the upper cover. Covers and corners rubbed, bits of foil rubbed from spine. Paper browning with some archival mends to margins. Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas, Corwin, David
19 Corwin, David
The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas
New York: Golden Press (1959) First Edition Scarry, Richard 
8vo. Color pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [24]pp with color illustrations by Richard Scarry. Simon, Alvin and Theodore are the chipmunks who made the very popular record called "The Chipmunk Song." Little Golden Book 375. Paper browning, some corner and edge wear. Neat inscription to "belongs to" box on reverse of upper cover else Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Surprise for Sally and Other Stories, Crowninshield, Ethel
20 Crowninshield, Ethel
Surprise for Sally and Other Stories
New York: Simon and Schuster (1950) First Edition Malvern, Corrine 
8vo Pictorial boards with gold foil spine. 42pp with full color and two-color illustrations by Corrine Malvern. Contains four stories: Marianna's Baby Carriage, Surprise for Sally, Ketty's Secret and Who Lives in the Little Red House? #84 in The Little Golden Library. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine rubbed, covers lightly soiled. Contents clean with two small closed tears in page margins. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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