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121 Buff, Mary and Conrad HAN-NEE OF THE CLIFF DWELLERS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1956. B000IZAKPW First edition, first printing. Lawrence Clark Powell's copy, bearing his bookplate and SIGNED by him. Hardcover. Fine, in tan cloth with fuchsia lettering and pictorial device; in a very lightly worn, mildly age-toned, near fine, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Story of one Indian boy and his family, forced by superstition and fear to creep secretly away from their beloved home to begin a new life in the distant land of the Great River. Strikingly illustrated with b&w drawings and full-color doublespreads. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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122 Buff, Mary and Conrad HURRY, SKURRY, & FLURRY
New York: The Viking Press, 1954. B0006ATPPA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Front and rear free endpapers somewhat age-toned, front and rear covers slightly and spottily age-toned, still very good in grey linen with front cover illustration depicting the three eponymous squirrels eating acorns; lacking a dust jacket. 
Dated 1955, and warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the authors/illustrators to the front endpaper. An enchantingly illustrated narrative poem describing four seasons and evoking wonder and respect for nature and the life of animals in the forest. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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123 Buff, Mary and Conrad MAGIC MAIZE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1953. 0395066662 / 9780395066669 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the author and the artist. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to spine crown, age-toning to pages, else fine, in lime-green cloth with orange lettering and pictorial vignette; in an age-darkened, very lightly worn, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Newberry Honor book about Fabian, an Indian boy of Guatemala, brought up in the old Mayan beliefs. Conrad's artwork, in b&w drawings, full-color endsheets, full-color pages and doublespreads, is stunning. The jacket portrait of Fabian is magnificent. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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124 Buff, Mary and Conrad THE APPLE AND THE ARROW
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. Mild discoloration to blue cloth covers; faint vertical crease to front free endsheet where it has adhered to title-page (production flaw), else fine; lacking dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and in color. 
The legend of Swiss hero William Tell, told from the perspective of twelve-year-old Walter, who has the famous apple shot off his head. Mary's text brilliantly complemented by her Swiss-born husband's bold, dreamy, moving artwork. Newbery Honor. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1986). 0152753508 / 9780152753504 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 
This is a delightful book about the magic of books and reading, as well as the crushes and embarrasment of puberty. Naturally evolving incidents during the Rabbit Reading Club's all-night readathon force two girls in the group to face their fears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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126 Burnett, Frances Hodgson LINDSAY'S LUCK
London: Frederic Warne and Co., [1888-89]. First edition thus. Authorized uniform series, ''Mrs. Burnett's Earlier Stories.'' Blue cloth lettered and ruled in black to front, in gilt to spine Hardcover. Very good plus, faded rubber-stamped identification to front free endpaper, previous owner's brief notation to half-title, covers mildly soiled and worn, spine slightly darkened; no dust jacket. 
Novelette "written in my girlhood years," first appeared in Scribner's in 1878, then in an unauthorized U.S. collection (1878-79); this and other "small waifs and strays" were issued thus so that Burnett could identify them as journeyman efforts. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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127 Burnett, Frances Hodgson; illustrated by Graham Rust THE SECRET GARDEN
Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1987). 0879236493 / 9780879236496 First U.S. edition thus, first printing. Tall, square octavo. Hardcover. Fine in green pictorial cloth; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
First book from the celebrated muralist and ceiling painter is a charming illustrated edition of Burnett's classic about spoiled, sullen Mary Lennox, who goes to live with her English uncle in Yorkshire and discovers an invalid cousin and a secret garden. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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128 Burnett, Frances Hodgson; illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith IN THE CLOSED ROOM
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine: with soiling to covers, a band of fading to upper rear cover, very mild wear, bookseller's faint stamp to pastedown, areas of pale foxing within; in green cloth with gilt stamping and title cartouche, gilt top-edge. 
Chilling, eloquent, powerfully affecting ghost story from the author of THE SECRET GARDEN and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Eight JWS color illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. Why is this haunting tale not better known? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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129 Burroughs, Edgar Rice; illustrated by Jon Townley and Bill Selby; paper engineering by Ib Penick TARZAN: A Pop-Up Book
New York: Random House, 1984. 0394865944 / 9780394865942 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. All pop-ups and moveable pictures appear to be in full working order. 
In moveable scenes, Tarzan swings on a vine, gets picked up by an elephant, punches a gorilla, and "frightens the natives"--among other feats of daring; plus there are a number of quite impressive double-spread pop-up panoramas. Nifty engineering. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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130 Cadnum, Michael DAUGHTER OF THE WIND
New York: Orchard Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., (2003). 043935224X / 9780439352246 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. As-new! Jacket art by Greg Spalenka. 
"An exciting tale of three young people striving to discover who they are and what the future holds for them, set in the rough, brutal world of the Vikings."--Barbara Scotto. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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131 Cadnum, Michael FORBIDDEN FOREST: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood
New York: Orchard Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., (2002). 0439317746 / 9780439317740 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Advance Reader's Edition. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps. 
Michael Cadnum returns to Sherwood Forest, the setting of his award-winning IN A DARK WOOD, to imagine how Little John comes to be on the run from the cruel Red Roger, and how he gains the respect of Robin's men. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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132 Cadnum, Michael STARFALL: Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun
New York: Orchard Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., (2004). 0439545331 / 9780439545334 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Cadnum, whose legendary subjects have ranged from Robin Hood to Norse gods, turns his focus to Greek myths in this fictional telling of the story of Phaeton, the teenage son of a mortal mother and sun god Apollo."--PW. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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133 Cadnum, Michael; paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher THE LOST AND FOUND HOUSE
(New York, New York): Viking, (1997). 0670848840 / 9780670848843 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new dust jacket. 
"Cadnum, known for his complex and challenging novels, proves equally adept at picture-book length in this quietly ruminative story about moving."--Kirkus. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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134 Caldwell, Erskine; illustrated by Ben Wohlberg THE DEER AT OUR HOUSE
New York: Collier Books, (1966). B000BB0LGQ First edition, first printing. A Beginning Reader. Hardcover. Dark spotted soiling to fore-edge of pages, else about near fine, in pictorial boards; in a very good plus dust jacket with heavy wear at the flap folds, edgewear, a short closed tear to lower front. 
A little fawn walks out of the woods and into the middle of Mommie's flower garden, and Tom and Vivi are delighted. Slender, illustrated yarn from the author of GOD'S LITTLE ACRE and TOBACCO ROAD--set in the California foothills. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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135 Cameron, Eleanor THE GREEN AND BURNING TREE: On the Writing and Enjoyment of Children's Books
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Mild crimping to spine heel, a very light bump to upper corner of text block, else near fine; in a rubbed and age-toned dust jacket that shows a few very small areas of pale stain and a substantially darkened spine panel. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Unusually rewarding collection of essays on children's literature (including pieces on time fantasy, on style, on writers Wanda Gag, Eleanor Farjeon, and Rumer Godden), by the much beloved author of THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company/Atlantic Monthly Press (1959). 0316125350 / 9780316125352 First edition, first printing. Jacket art and black-and-white interior illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush. Hardcover. Faint dust soiling to upper page edges, very light vertical crease to much of the textblock, else nearly fine, in illustrated grey cloth; in a tanned dust jacket that shows some minor edgewear and a few tiny nicks and closed edge tears. 
MUSHROOM PLANET author Cameron here spins a tale of a dinosaurish monster that stalks the peak of San Lorenzo. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author (and the Churnadryne!) Scarce thus. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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137 Cameron, Mary, illustrator THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
New York: Random House, 1942. First edition. Blue cloth-backed pictorial boards and illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine, in very good plus dust jacket that has a number of short closed edge tears with attendant creasing, some edgewear, and a very small patch of damp stain to spine head. With War Bond advertisement to rear board and jacket panel. 
The nursery favorite in an adaptation by Vivienne Benstead, with the gently comic, adorably warm and fuzzy illustrations by Mary Cameron in both color and black-and-white, including color endpaper painting. An unusually nice copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1983. Limited Edition. Fine, as-new, in elaborately gilt-decorated full teal leather, hubbed spine, satin endpapers, silk ribbon marker, all edges gilt. 
An appealing limited edition of Lewis Carroll's Victorian fantasy, illustrated by Susan Lynn Palamara for subscribers to The Franklin Library's The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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139 Carroll, Lewis; edited by Ron Stover ALICE IN WONDERLAND GIANT POP-UP BOOK
New York: Modern Promotions/Publishers, 1983. Reprint. A Honey Bear Giant Pop-up Book. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated illustrated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Pop-up truncation of Alice's adventures, consisting of four double-spread pop-up scenes: Alice and the Caterpillar; Alice, the Duchess and the Baby; the Mad Tea Party; Alice with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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140 Carroll, Lewis; illustrated by Barry Moser ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1982). 0520048156 / 9780520048157 First thus: deluxe trade edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in red cloth with title in metallic red to the upper cover. With the portfolio, containing a SIGNED wood engraving of "The Mad Hatter" (image area 9' by 5"), covered in matching red cloth; in a red cloth slipcase and original shipping box. 
Designed by Moser and distinguished by his striking artwork; reproduced from the limited edition produced by Moser's Pennyroyal Press, with notes by Victorian scholar James Kincaid and text edited by Selwyn H. Goodacre. An essential edition! 
Price: 300.00 USD
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