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1 (Aesop). Martin, John; illustrated by George L. Carlson and W. Fletcher White AESOP'S FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE PHILOSOPHERS
New York: John Martins' Book House, (1924). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of wear and rubbing (a short stretch of gilt missing from front cover border), the suggestion of splaying to covers, else a virtually fine copy; in gilt-decorated green cloth with color paste-on illustration, pictorial endsheets; no dust jacket. 
Original verse re-tellings of Aesop, distinguished by the breathtakingly bold, vibrant artwork, executed in orange and black silhouettes crowding every single page; the cover paste-on in shades of blue, orange, green and black, is simply stunning. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 (Barker, Clive). Jones, Stephen, editor CLIVE BARKER'S SHADOWS IN EDEN
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania): (Underwood-Miller), (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Some highlighting and margin writing within, otherwise a near fine clothbound copy in a fine dust jacket with a photograph of Clive Barker on the front panel. 
A glorious compilation of information about his books, films, art, and personal life. A perfect gift for Barker and/or horror fans, contains hundreds of photographs, insightful commentaries, and artwork by Clive himself. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Barker, Clive). Jones, Stephen, editor CLIVE BARKER'S SHADOWS IN EDEN
(Lancaster, Pennsylvania): (Underwood-Miller), (1991). 0887330738 / 9780887330735 First edition. Hardcover. Covers very lightly splayed, else near fine, bound in black cloth with full-color endpaper art by Stephen Player; in a fine dust jacket with a photograph of Clive Barker on the front panel and a color photo from NIGHTBREED on the rear. 
Massive compendium of commentaries on Barker's books, films, plays, art, by a pantheon of modern horror practitioners, including R. Campbell, D. Cronenberg, S. King, and Barker himself. Crammed with hundreds of Barker drawings and stills. Bibliography. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Baumiana). Neill, John R. LUCKY BUCKY IN OZ
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, [1944-1946]. First edition, early printing. Light tan cloth with pictorial paper cover label. Illustrated in black-and-white by John R. Neill. Hardcover. Front and rear hinges repaired, dates inked to the front and rear endpapers, ownership stamps to the rear endpapers, six illustrations have been colored, two dates written on the spine, the cover label has some scratches, else very good; no dust jacket. 
This early edition is printed on thinner stock, and measures only one-inch thick. Bound in 16-page gatherings with blank endpapers. All the printing on the spine is plain, unserifed square-cut capital letters with the "OZ" printed as a word. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator KABUMPO IN OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., Circa 1950.. First edition, later printing. Light blue cloth with a bright and clean paste-on cover label illustration in colors. Hardcover. Offsetting to front endpaper, ink signature and ''Christmas of 1952'' to the dedication page, two spots of faint staining to the top page edges, mild soiling to the page edges, else near fine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that remains nice! 
The attractive dust jacket lists to MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ (1946). Kabumpo is an elephant, very old and wise, and a most important personage in the Kingdom of Pumperdink, which is the Gilliken country of Oz. Black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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6 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator PIRATES IN OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1935-1940]. First edition, later printing. Orange cloth with a pictorial cover label in color, plain endpapers. Hardcover. Bookplate to the ownership page, corner tips very slightly bumped, else a near fine copy, internally clean, with a bright cover label; lacking the dust jacket. 
Black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. The twenty-fifth Oz book in the continuing series founded on L. Frank Baum's original stories. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1952].. Reprint. Brick-red cloth with a bright, fresh paste-on pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket lists to THE HIDDEN VALLEY OF OZ. Hardcover. Signature and date (Christmas of 1952) to the ownership page, upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine, clean copy; in an illustrated dust jacket that has been lightly creased and wrinkled from an old jacket protector. 
Delightfully illustrated throughout in black-and-white by John R. Neill, this lovely addition to the Oz series--by the official successor of L. Frank Baum--features Highboy, the Giant Horse of Oz, who causes quite a sensation in the Emerald City. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE YELLOW KNIGHT OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [Circa 1950]. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Name and ''Christmas of 1952'' to the ownership page, else near fine in pale-green cloth with vibrant paste-on cover illustration; in an illustrated dust jacket that is bright and very nearly fine. The dust jacket lists to THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ. 
Profusely illustrated in b&w throughout. Yet another adventure by Thompson, who carried on the Oz stories from Baum, this time featuring such characters as Sir Hokus of Pokes, a wicked old Shah, a strange Yellow Knight and Stampedro, his horse. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., Circa 1950. First edition format, later printing. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the gift page, else fine in blue cloth with very bright paste-on illustration; in a fine, clean price-clipped original dust jacket. Jacket lists to THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ. 
Gorgeously illustrated throughout in black-and-white, no color plates in this edition. This is the 20th Oz Book, and the 6th by Thompson the definitive writer of the Oz series after Baum died. A lovely copy of this reprint. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 (Blake, William). Wicksteed, Joseph BLAKE'S INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE: A Study of the Songs and Manuscripts "Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul"
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1928 First U.S. edition. Green cloth with spine stamped in gilt and front cover blind-embossed with a miniature vignette of a Blake engraving. Hardcover. Very good plus with a hint of fading to spine, some wear to spine head, edges and corner tips, a very faint corner crease across about 80 pages, and previous owner's signature to front free endpaper. 
A stout, impressively detailed and illustrated study of Blake's central work, studded with black-and-white reproductions of the plates, photographs of manuscript pages, and 4 color facsimile pages. A model of critical devotion and diligence. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 (Brangwyn, Frank, illustrator). Hutton, Edward THE PAGEANT OF VENICE
London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to the endpapers, small thin discoloration to the colored top page edges, half-circle stain to the lower rear cover, mild soiling and staining to the covers, two corner tips bumped, else very good; in a lightly worn and repaired dust jacket. 
Beige cloth with front cover titled and decorated in black, gilt spine titles and device to a black panel. Quarto. 146 pages. A charming marriage of text and illustration with twenty color plates and thirty monochrome illustrations by Frank Brangwyn. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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12 (Burroughs, William S.). Caveney, Graham GENTLEMAN JUNKIE: The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1998). 0316137251 / 9780316137256 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards with matching endpapers; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a photo of Burroughs by Marcia Resnick. With a bibliography and index. 
A unique biography of the author of NAKED LUNCH. Packed with period photos of Burroughs and fellow Beat writers, all presented in an appealing, collage fashion. Described as "less a biography than a 'chronology of the Burroughs phenomenon.'" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 (Carroll, Lewis). Wyatt, Horace MALICE IN KULTURLAND
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., (1917). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint uniform offsetting to the endsheets, else fine in brown boards with paste-on illustrated cover and titled spine labels; in a very good, illustrated dust jacket that shows some damp spotting, a few edge tears, and light shelfwear. Octavo. 84 pages. 
A clever parody of "Alice in Wonderland" which is also a political satire on Prussian methods in war diplomacy and propaganda. Illustrated by W. Tell, who adapts Tenniel's original drawings with an amusing acuteness. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 (Caxton, William). Painter, George D. WILLIAM CAXTON: A Biography
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). 0399118888 / 9780399118883 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in rich turquoise cloth stamped in caramel and gilt foil to spine with titles and ornamental rules; in price-clipped dust jacket. 
The life and work of England's first printer here examined comprehensively by a specialist in 15th Century printing. Every know Caxton document and edition is described and discussed. With 6 plates and 8 in-text illustrations. Bibliography, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 (Christie, Agatha). Adams, Tom; with a commentary by Julian Symons AGATHA CHRISTIE: The Art of Her Crimes
New York: Everest House Publishers, (1981). 0896961443 / 9780896961449 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in mildly age-toned, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 
Ninety of Adams's distinctively eerie and evocative Christie cover paintings are reproduced here with commentary by the artist and by mystery author and critic Julian Symons. Introduction by John Fowles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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BUFFALO BILL, (Cody, Buffalo Bill).  Garst, Shannon
16 (Cody, Buffalo Bill). Garst, Shannon BUFFALO BILL
(New York): Pocket Book, Jr., (1950). First edition thus. #J-48; no cover price. Very mild reader's crease, another tiny crease to lower front corner, a hint of rubbing to spine, else a bright, fine, copy in illustrated wraps. 
Attractive Pocket Book Jr. issue of Garst's lively bio of the Wild West showman, illustrated by Louis Glanzman. Different paper stocks apparently used for the text, as one section will be bright white, and the next uniformly age-toned. A snazzy copy! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Coll, Joseph Clement). Reed, Walt THE MAGIC PEN OF JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, (1978). First edition, special limited issue: one of 750 numbered copies SIGNED by the author/compiler Walt Reed. 176 pages, with over 250 illustrations. Hardcover. Very very minor crimp to spine crown, pages and endsheets lightly age-toned, else fine, in tan leather with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock. Foreword by J. Thomson Willing. 
Sublime gallery of sharply reproduced pen-and-inks by the one of the premier illustrators of newspaper and magazine genre fiction, whose work was marked by "a persuasive poetry that strikes through every line he drew."--Henry Pitz. Quarto. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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18 (Crane, Walter). Engen, Rodney K. WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1975). 085670170X / 9780856701702 First U.S. edition, first printing: Large format paperbound. Large format softcover. Mild fading to the spine, else fine in illustrated wraps. 
Rodney Engen, U.S. born painter and lecturer, discusses Crane's style and ideas in this invaluable book that showcases over 107 illustrations (16 in full color). Includes an extensive annotated catalogue of books illustrated or written by Crane. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 (Crane, Walter). Spencer, Isobel WALTER CRANE
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1975). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with gilt-embossed spine-titles, illustrated endpapers; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 208 pages; notes, appendix, and an index. 
This scholarly monograph is the first major study of Walter Crane's life and work. With 150 illustrations, 24 in color, Isobel Spencer studies the man and his work covering the full range of Crane's artistic activites. A lovely copy of this superb book! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 (Crane, Walter). von Schleinitz, Otto WALTER CRANE
Bielefeld and Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen & Klafing, 1902. First edition, first printing. Text in German. Hardcover. Light wear, very mild soiling, some minor fading, thus nearly fine, in flexible two-toned binding (maroon and cream), with gilt lettering, rules and devices; printed throughout on coated stock; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
German language monograph on the profoundly influential English children's book illustrator, "the first of the grand triumvirate...who worked under the tutelage of English printer Edmund Evans"--Barbara Kiefer. 151 pages, 145 b&w illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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