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Peter Rabbit's Christmas
Graham, Duff

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus (1917). 12mo Cloth-backed decorated boards with small pictorial onlay. 64pp + 4pp of adverts. Illustrated with 30 delightful color plates by Duff Graham. Peter, seldom willing to be a well-behaved bunny, goes out when he's been told to stay home and has a wonderful adventure involving a little girl and Santa Claus. A title in the Peter Rabbit Series of Altemus' Wee Books for Wee Folks. Neat name dated 1929 to ffep. A few minor margin smudges and slight wear else Very Good+ Dustjacket lightly soiled and frayed with little chips at spine and corner tips. [SOLD]


Grimm's Fairy Tales
Brothers Grimm

New York: Dodge, n.d. (ca. 1912). 8vo Green cloth intricately decorated in colors and gold on upper cover and spine, all edges stained green. 336pp. Contains 54 stories of the Brothers Grimm with beautiful illustrations by Helen Stratton, in all 28 color (a few double-page) and 43 black & white full-page plates plus additional in-text drawings. Familiar stories such as Hansel and Grettel, The Golden Goose, Tom Thumb, and The Elves and the Shoemaker are here, along with tales less well known. Name dated 1912 to recto of frontis. Light wear else a Very Good+ copy of this splendid book. $300.00


The Golden Goose: A Grimms' Tale Retold
Brothers Grimm

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947. First Editon. 8vo. Golden brown decorated cloth. [24]pp. Illustrated endpapers and color illustrations throughout by Arnold Bare, a Caldecott Honor medalist. The story of Dummling, the boy with a kind heart, and how he wins a princess. A title in the Nursery Books Series. Fine in dustjacket. $40.00


Little Red Riding-Hood
Brothers Grimm
, adapted from the folk tale by
(Norwalk): C. R. Gibson (1968). First Edition Thus. 12mo Red decorated cloth. [24]pp with lovely color and black & white illustrations by award-winning Charles Mikolaycak. A gentle version of the tale wherein no one is harmed but the wolf. At the end, Little Red Riding-Hood vows never to stray from the path when her mother tells her she shouldn't. A Stardust edition. Very Good in frayed, somewhat darkened dustjacket. $25.00


Raggedy Ann Stories
Gruelle, Johnny

Chicago: Volland (1918). 75th Edition. 8vo Pictorial boards. [96]pp with color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle. The story of Raggedy Ann, the wonderful old rag doll Marcella found in the attic, and of Raggedy Ann's friends, the other dollies and the fairies. The first Raggedy Ann book, issued as one of Volland's "Happy Children" Books. Inscription dated 1930. Light soil and wear to boards, upper edge of lower board bumped else Very Good. Original publisher's box dusted and soiled with cracks along side of bottom, lid with piece of side missing. $325.00


Orlando's Magic Carpet
Hale, Kathleen

John Murray, 1958. First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Pictorial boards. 30pp illustrated with Kathleen Hale's marvelous lithographs in color and black & white. Orlando, Grace and the kittens travel with Fatima, their flying carpet, on a holiday to Persia. Small stain at lower edge of jacket and upper cover. Covers slightly bowed, small bookseller's stamp to upper paste-down else Very Good. Dustjacket lightly spotted with minor wear at corner and spine tips. $150.00


The Jolly Gnome
Head, June

Munich: Joseph Mueller, 1933. 16 mo. Decorated boards with pictorial paste-on. [22]pp with ten exquisite full-page color illustrations and tiny decorations by Ida Bohatta Morpurgo. Printed in Germany with an English version by June Head. The Jolly Gnome inn serves food and drink to humanized bees, beetles and other little bugs. A charming woodland fantasy. Slight fading to spine else Fine. $85.00


Stormy, Misty's Foal
Henry, Marguerite.

Chicago: Rand McNally (1963). First Edition. Quarto. Decorated blue boards. 224pp with black & white illustrations by
Wesley Dennis plus color endpapers and a few color plates. While Maureen and Paul wait for Misty to delivery her foal, a sudden storm and flood strike Chincoteague Island. Fine in dustjacket which is slightly darkened at edges. [SOLD]
Another copy



The Stone Doll of Sister Brute
Hoban, Russell

New York: Macmillan (1968). First Edition. 12mo Publisher's reinforced pictorial cloth. [32]pp with color illustrations throughout by
Lillian Hoban. An unusual little book which is ultimately about love and family. Near Fine. Dustjacket torn and lightly worn, spine slightly sunned, crease to lower panel. $125.00


The Book of Cowboys
Holling, Holling C.

New York: Platt and Munk, 1936. Quarto. Orange decorated cloth. 126pp including glossary. Color frontispiece and five full-page color plates (dropped in later printings) plus small marginal drawings in brown line on every page by H. C. and Lucille Holling. Peter and Barbara Ann, two tenderfoot kids from the big city, learn firsthand about the life of the cowboy when they travel West with their uncle for the summer. As always, Holling offers a wealth of interesting information within the framework of a good story. Small smudge to upper cover else Very Good+ in dustjacket (spine sunned, a few small nicks and tears, original price sticker removed from upper flap). $65.00


Little Dog Dreaming
Hurd, Edith Thatcher

New York: Harper & Row (1967). First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [32]pp with charming illustrations by Clement Hurd in shades of blue, green and yellow. All winter long in the city, the little dog dreams of summer. Very Good+ Dustjacket with edge wear and tears, lower panel creased. [SOLD]



Tales of Little Dogs
Jacobs-Bond, Carrie

Chicago: Volland (1921). 12mo. Pictorial boards. [40]pp with lovely color illustrations throughout by Katherine Sturges Dodge. Short stories in rhyme about dogs: Poor Little Penny, the Circus Dog; The Run-A-Way Dog; The Red Cross Dog and several others. A title in the Volland "Sunny Book" Series. Neat 1924 inscription to upper paste-down. Spine darkened from bindery glue else Fine in Very Good+ original pictorial box (lightly rubbed at corners and edges). $225.00


Ameliaranne In Town
Joan, Natalie

Philadelphia: David McKay (1930). First U.S. Edition. 8vo Red boards with color pictorial onlay. [64]pp. Pictorial endpapers and delightful color illustrations by Susan B. Pearse on the recto of every page, with text on each facing page placed between small repeated drawings. An early Ameliaranne title (the third listed on the lower jacket panel) and a really lovely copy. Tiny margin tear to rfep else Fine. Dustjacket lightly frayed and edge worn with small chips at spine and corner tips. $350.00


Time For Spring
Johnson, Crockett

[New York]: Harper & Brothers (1957). First Edition. 8vo Green decorated cloth. 29pp with charming illustrations by Crockett Johnson in tones of black and grey. Irene makes a very little snowman after the last snowfall of winter. But there's something very special about this snowman. He plans to stay even though it's time for spring! Bader pp. 441-442. Scarce. Faint stain edge of upper cover, 1957 inscription to ffep, minor margin soil else about Very Good. Dustjacket chipped, creased, a little soiled and spotted. $300.00


A Little Book of Prayers
Johnson, Emilie Fendall

New York: Viking Press (1941). First Edition. 12mo Decorated cloth. [48]pp. Pictorial endpapers and lovely illustrations in blue line throughout the text by Maude and Miska Petersham. Here are poems for each day of the week, and for holidays, for birthdays and for special days too. Fine in dustjacket (spine sunned, tiny chips to corner and spine tips). $45.00


Away Went Wolfgang!
Kahl, Virginia

New York: Scribner's, 1954. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Decorated cloth. [32]pp with Kahl's lively color illustrations throughout. Wolfgang is a big, goofy dog who lives in a tiny Austrian village. Though he's never been able to keep a job, the little old lady Wolfgang lives with decides to use him to pull her red milk cart - with disastrously funny results! Virginia Kahl was the author of the popular "The Duchess Bakes a Cake" and this was her first book. Near Fine. Dustjacket frayed, lightly silverfished along spine. $125.00


Eventyret om Jampa
Kristoffersen, Kjell

Bergen: Finn Anderssens Papirhandel [1945]. Folio. Pictorial wraps. 24pp with thirteen striking full-page color illustrations, text bordered top and bottom with a slim strip of sky and snow flurries. Text in Norwegian. The story appears to be about a Lapp boy and his reindeer steed, their adventure with a pack of hungry wolves, and their rescue by a mountain troll who obligingly explodes at sunup (as trolls are said to sometimes do). Quite a stunning picture book. Light wear and soil to wraps. Very Good+ Scarce. $400.00


Dogs and Dragons, Trees and Dreams
Kuskin, Karla

New York: Harper & Row, 1980. Stated First Edition. 8vo Cloth-backed blue boards. 85pp with illustrations from the author's drawings. A representative collection of Karla Kuskin's poetry, with introductory notes on poetry writing and appreciation. "I am very fond of bugs. I kiss them And I give them hugs." This copy
signed by Karla Kuskin and with her little ink drawing of a tree with a bird on top singing "To Susan." Minor wear to lower corners else Very Good. Dustjacket chipped, small piece missing from upper panel, lightly soiled. $30.00


Rusty's Space Ship
Lampman, Evelyn Sibley

Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. 8vo Blue decorated cloth. 240pp. Illustrated throughout with the imaginative drawings of famed comics artist Bernard Krigstein. Rusty and Susan and Rusty's dog Cookie take a fabulous trip into outer space with a lizard-like creature named Tiphia. Cloth faded at edges and along spine, slight musty odor else Very Good. Dustjacket spine sunned, price-clipped, lightly chipped at spine tips and corners, light foxing to lower panel. $150.00


Once Upon A Garden Hose
Land, Charles

Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company (1967). Quarto. Pale green decorated cloth. 32pp with bright color illustrations throughout by Frank O'Leary. The story of two caterpillars who change into beautiful monarch butterflies (which, when this book was written, were still seen with great frequency in Southern California). Along the way they receive help from their friends in the garden. The author was a member of the Southern California Council of Children's Literature. An uncommon title. Fine in dustjacket. $85.00


Noodle
Leaf, Munro

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937. First Edition. Oblong octavo. Tan decorated cloth. [48]pp with wonderful lithographs throughout by
Ludwig Bemelmans. Noodle is a wise little dachshund. Even though being very long and very short sometimes causes him a few problems, he knows just what to tell the dog fairy when she grants him a special wish. Neat gift inscription to ffep else Very Good. Dustjacket with large chips, lightly soiled. [SOLD]


Always Room For One More
Leodhas, Sorche Nic

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1965). First Edition. Oblong 12mo. Decorated deep rose boards. [32]pp with lively color illustrations by Nonny Hogrogian; awarded the 1966 Caldecott Medal. Adapted by the author from a traditional Scottish song, this is the rollicking story of Lachie MacLachlan's large family and their wee home that always had "room for one more." Fine in lightly frayed dustjacket (spine slightly darkened). $600.00


Betsy was a Junior
Lovelace, Maud Hart

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell (1947). First Edition. 8vo Beige cloth. 248pp with illustrations from drawings by Vera Neville. Betsy's junior year in high school is exciting and busy as she vies again for the essay contest, has fun with the Crowd, wins a new beau, and grows up a little more in her own irrepressibly Betsy-like way. This special copy is inscribed and signed by Maud Hart Lovelace to the title page. Cloth lightly soiled, upper corners bumped (slightly affecting the text block) else Very Good. Dustjacket well worn at folds, spine rubbed, corners chipped, and with a piece missing at spine heel. $600.00


A Natural History of Zebras
MacClintock, Dorcas

New York: Scribner's (1976). First Edition. 8vo Cloth-backed boards. 134pp. Mammologist Dorcas MacClintock discusses the evolution of the zebra, its relatives, its habits and habitats, its predators and the behavior of the three kinds of zebras. The striking black & white illustrations were cut with a small knife from a single sheet of paper by renowned silhouette artist Ugo Mochi, whose "art of outline" graces a 14 panel series in the American Museum of Natural History. Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket, lightly frayed and darkened. $25.00



Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars
MacGregor, Ellen

New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw Hill (1951). First Edition. 8vo Decorated red cloth. 128pp with black & white illustrations from drawings by Paul Galdone. The wonderfully commonsense Miss Pickerell finds a strange, large 'contraption' in her cow pasture and is inadvertently whisked away on a fantastic trip to Mars. The first book in this popular science fiction series of which Ellen MacGregor was to write only three more titles before she passed away. Winner of the 1956 Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award. Fine in frayed dustjacket with minute chipping at spine head and upper corner. A lovely copy. $200.00
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