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101 Blaine, John THE WAILING OCTOPUS: A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story
New York, N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1956). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, virtually as new!, in pinkish tweed-pattern composition binding with black lettering and devices; pictorial endpaper map of Spindrift Island; near fine illustrated dust jacket with lightning bolt insignia and volume # (11). 
Rick and pal Scotty search for a Virgin Island called Clipper Cay--described in a pirate's logbook they dug up on their beloved Spindrift Island. Illustrated within in b&w, including plain paper frontispiece. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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102 Blue, Rose; illustrated by Laura Hartman WISHFUL LYING
New York, N.Y./London: Human Sciences Press, (1980). 0877054738 / 9780877054733 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue binding with red-brown lettering; in a very good plus, age-toned, lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears, faint soiling, faint creasing. 
Convinced that they don't really care about him, a little boy makes up stories about all the things he and his parents do together. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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(London): Hodder Children's Books, (1997). 0340703938 / 9780340703939 First edition thus. Hardcover. Very minor crimp to spine crown, else fine, in burgundy boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows only a whisper of edgewear and corresponding mild crinkling at spine head. 
The fourth adventure of the Secret Seven, published in this collector's reissue to celebrate the centenary of Blyton's birth. With illustrations by George Brook. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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104 Bolliger, Max; illustrations by Jindra Capek THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1980). 0316101176 / 9780316101172 First U.S. edition, first printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated, pictorial boards; in an age-darkened, lightly edgeworn, near fine pictorial dust jacket. 
Picturebook tale of a king who dreams of a silver-voiced bird and commands his birdcatcher to find him one. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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London: Collins, (1975). 0001821326 / 9780001821323 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
When Paddington Bear visits the Tower of London, his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches causes unexpected trouble. A Paddington Picture Book with illustrations by Fred Banbery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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106 Bradbury, Ray THE HALLOWEEN TREE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2007). 0394824091 / 9780394824093 Reprint. SIGNED by Ray Bradbury. Hardcover. Fine copy; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Color jacket painting by sf veterans Leo and Diane Dillon. 
Interior black-and-white illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. Ray Bradbury's Halloween classic that lures readers far beyond the usual pumpkins, costumes, and candy, deep into the mysteries of this spookiest night of all nights. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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107 Breathed, Berkeley RED RANGER CAME CALLING: A Guaranteed True Christmas Story
Boston/New York/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1994). 0316102490 / 9780316102490 Second printing of the paperback edition: an oversized square quarto-sized softcover. Fine, in illustrated wraps. As-new! 
"For Breathed, 'tis the season to be laugh-out-loud funny one page and cause a tiny tear to well in the reader's eye the next. Breathed's artwork is as wondrous and unpredictable as his tale."--PW. Inscribed and SIGNED by author/artist Breathed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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108 Brenner, Anita; illustrations by Jean Charlot A HERO BY MISTAKE: The Story of a Frightened Indian
New York: William R. Scott, Inc., [1952]. B0007F9L9E First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Wear to upper and lower edges of covers, tiny rubber-stamped cross to front endsheet and half-title page, thus near fine; in a very good minus dust jacket: worn, nicked, soiled, age-darkened, rubbed, price-clipped. 
Picturebook "has a folktale quality of the best sort."--Saturday Review. The two-color artwork is by the Paris-born and trained artist, who--drawn by his heritage on his mother's side, moved to Mexico and worked as assistant to muralist Diego Rivera. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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109 Brenner, Leah; with illustrations by Diego Rivera AN ARTIST GROWS UP IN MEXICO
(New York): The Beechhurst Press, (1953). B0007E8PQ0 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in milk chocolate brown linen with gilt spine stamping; in a very good plus dust jacket that shows age-toning, mild soiling, a few tiny scrapes to spine, a tiny chip and attendant creasing to rear panel. 
Seven tales of imaginary artist, Pancho Pacheco, from childhood to the threshold of manhood, in the days immediately preceding the Revolution. With sixteen pen-and-ink drawings by Diego Rivera. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, (1981). Reprint. Hardcover. Very mild fading of edges, else fine in blue cloth with lettering and device stamped in silver; in a dust jacket with light soiling all over and a 3cm mark in crayon to top corner tip of front panel. Oblong octavo. 
SIGNED and inscribed to the half-title by Brett. Full-color artwork sparkles in intricate detail across every page of this exceptional picture book about Fritz, a plain, but sure-footed pony who finally gets the chance to shine in his own best way. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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111 Brewton, Sara and John E., selected by; illustrated by Vera Bock BRIDLED WITH RAINBOWS: Poems About Many Things Of Earth And SKy
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949. B0007HPR22 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny crimp to spine crown, else fine in grey-beige composition binding with blue lettering and illustrative devices; in illustrated dust jacket that is age-toned, shows a few short edge tears, light edge wear and nicking, small chip to upper spine panel. 
Poems of "pure delight" for children, grouped in whimsical subject categories and illustrated with Ms. Bock's exquisite woodcut-style decorations. Follow-up to the editors' earlier collections, UNDER THE TENT OF THE SKY and GAILY WE PARADE. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Rand McNally & Company, (1945). First edition. Hardcover. A fine, fresh copy in boards with an unusually bright, color illustrated front cover; in a price-clipped dust jacket that mimics the front and rear covers. 
Tony Brice wrote and illustrated a series of animal books, where the "little" titles refer to large animals. This title, bound with a delicate spine, is so well preserved, it is difficult to perceive it as a fragile book. Color and b&w illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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113 Brock, Virginia; illustrations by Anne Marie Jauss PINATAS
Nashville/New York: Abingdon Press, (1966). 0687314364 / 9780687314362 First edition, first printing. Square octavo. Hardcover. Attractive bookplate tipped into half-title, else fine, in yellow pictorial cloth with orange pinata device to front cover, orange lettering to spine, pictorial endsheets; in an age-toned (especially to spine) illustrated dust jacket. 
Illustrated history of the colorful, exciting custom, with three stories for reading or telling, and specific step-by-step instructions, complete with photographs and diagrams, for making your own pinatas. Glossary, pronounciation guide. 112 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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114 Bromley, Dudley Doomsday Journals: THE SEEP
Chicago: Childrens Press, (1982). 0516022466 / 9780516022468 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Environmental suspenser aimed at the YA crowd and inspired by the contamination disaster at the Orion Aluminum and Chemical plant. One of a series of similar science-based yarns, including FIREBALL, FINAL WARNING and COMET! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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115 Brooks, Noah THE BOY EMIGRANTS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First edition thus. Hardcover. Front hinge just threatening to separate, else this is a bright, sharp near fine copy showing only very mild edgewear; no dust jacket; bound in café-au-lait cloth with striking cover illustration in white, black, blue, orange and rust. 
Terrific illustrated edition of the juvenile frontier classic, originally issued serially in ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE 1875-1876. With the extraordinarily evocative color illustrations of H.T. Dunn reproduced on plates, including tissue-guarded frontispiece. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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116 Brown, George Mackay; illustrated by Ian MacInnes PICTURES IN THE CAVE
London: Chatto & Windus, (1977). 0701150815 / 9780701150815 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in beige textured boards with brown spine lettering; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows some faint age-toning and a sticker ghost to lower front flap. 
Linked short-stories by the Orcadian poet and his longtime collaborator MacInnes recount Orkney island legends about a cave of black enchantment and a witch who drinks children's blood, tales told to young protagonist Sigurd by the magical seal-folk! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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117 Brown, Jeff; illustrated by Tomi Ungerer FLAT STANLEY
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1964). 0060206802 / 9780060206802 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in lime-green boards over cream linen with black titles to the spine; in a near fine lightly soiled dust jacket. 
A boy is flattened to a half-an-inch thick after a mishap. This delightful story tells the fun and heroic adventures Stanley has while being such an advantageous size, until he realizes being himself is better. Hilarious illustrations by Tomi Ungerer. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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118 Buchwald, Emilie GILDAEN: The Heroic Adventures of a Most Unusual Rabbit
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0152308008 / 9780152308001 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, light spotting to covers, thus very good plus, in tan cloth with blue-foil spine stamping; in a lightly worn, near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"Here is a rarity, nothing less than a full length, modern fairy tale . . . convincing and riveting."--Publishers Weekly. "A treat for fantasy lovers."--ALA Booklist. Illustrated by Barbara Flynn. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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119 Buckley, Arabella B. (Mrs. Fisher) LIFE AND HER CHILDREN: Glimpses of Animal Life, from the Amoeba to the Insects
London: Edward Stanford, 1901. Eighteenth Thousand. With Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations in black-and-white. Hardcover. Bumping to lower corner tips, mild foxing, soiling to endsheets, light wear to covers, thus near fine; in green cloth with elaborate gilt-and-white stamped devices: fairies, birds, art nouveau flora, classical pedestals, and jellyfish! All edges gilt. 
Designed "to acquaint young people with the structure and habits of the lower forms of life."--preface. Illustrations of marine animals by Dr. Wild, artist of the "Challenger" Expedition, and insects by Mr. Edwin Wilson. Marvelous decorative initials! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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120 Buckley, Jr, William F.; Gurney, John, illustrator THE TEMPTATION OF WILFRED MALACHEY
New York: Ariel Books, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Navy blue leatherette with lettering in gilt; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 
Published for Ariel Books' GOBLIN TALES series, this beautifully illustrated, witty and intriguing thriller is the first children's story by the political analyst and author of HIGH JINX and SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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