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141 Brown, Marcia FELICE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons/Scott, Foresman and Co., (1958). 0684131633 / 9780684131634 First edition thus: A Scott Foresman Second Talking Storybook Box. Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. Small 33 1/3 rpm record tucked into envelope affixed to rear pastedown. 
Brown's richly colored, stylish and idiosyncratic illustrations highlight this gorgeous picture-book tale of a little striped Venetian cat; with phonograph recording. Brown has been justly showered with awards during her long and distinguished career. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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142 Bryant, Edward, author; Simmons, Dan, illustrator THE MAN OF THE FUTURE
Arvada, CO: Roadkill Press, (1990). First edition, limited to 400 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the artist. This is #277. Fine in stapled wraps. 
Illustrated by Dan Simmons. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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143 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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144 Bufano, Remo; Jagendorf, M., editor NINE SHORT PLAYS: Written for Young People to Stage
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very mild dust soiling to page edges, else fine; in a dust jacket that shows some age-toning, minor nicking and a very shallow chip to the lower spine panel. Illustrated with b&w costume and scenery designs by Bufano. A lovely copy. 
Collection of children's plays with suggestions for staging, distinguished by Bufano's striking black-red-and-white illustrated endpapers and wraparound jacket art. Bufano was a prominent figure in the puppet theatre renaissance in NYC in the 1920's. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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145 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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146 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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147 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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148 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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149 Bunner, H.C. JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First edition, first state. The two pages of ads to the rear do not include POEMS, published after the first state release. BAL 1930. Hardcover. Very good plus, with mild bump to upper corner of textblock, some very faint dampstaining, chiefly to spine, but with a patch of faint stain to the front cover; in blue cloth decorated and lettered in white and gilt, top-edge gilt; no dust jacket. 
Utterly charming, witty and urbane sketches and verbal landscapes, alternating in scene between New York and the country. With illustrations, including tissue-guarded frontispiece, by A.B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving R. Wiles, and Kenneth Frazier. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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150 Burchardt, Nellie PROJECT CAT
New York, N.Y.: Franklin Watts, Inc., (1966). First edition. Hardcover. A bright, as-new, fine copy in lemon-yellow cloth lettered in black to the front cover and spine, with gray top-edge coloring; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine, full-color illustrated dust jacket. 
Pets are not allowed in the City Housing Project, so when Betsy discovers a hungry and hurt cat sleeping under a nearby clump of bushes, she and her friends secretly adopt her. Warm and evocative illustrations by Fermin Rocker. A scarce black juvenile! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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151 Burgess, Sarah SARAHGRAPHS
(Gardena, California): Communication Science, Inc., (1964). First edition, first printing: limited edition, #159 of an unspecified number of copies. Quarto. Hardcover. Faint mustiness, else fine in yellow cloth with black lettering and illustration to front cover; no dust jacket. 
Quirky picturebook is not strictly for children (though some would undoubtedly enjoy it), but is a gallery of whimsical faux naif silk-screened drawings, most with high-spirited wordplay captions. Somewhat reminiscent of William Steig. An unusual item. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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152 Burnett, Cathy & Fenner, Arnie SPECTRUM: The First Annual Collection of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Grass Valley, CA: Underwood Books, (1994). 0887331882 / 9780887331886 First edition, second printing. Trade Paperback Original. Quarto. Trade Paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in slick illustrated wraps. Front cover art by James Gurney, rear cover by Joseph DeVito. 
The historic first annual entry in the invaluable, entertaining and mind-expanding gallery of the best in fantasy imagery--smartly designed and beautifully executed, the artwork stunningly reproduced on heavy coated-stock sheets. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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153 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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154 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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155 Burroughs, Edgar Rice MOON MEN
New York: Canaveral Press, 1975. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in very lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
Later reprint of the Burroughs space opera by Canaveral. With the intricate and strange illustrations of Mahlon Blaine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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156 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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157 Byfield, Barbara Ninde, author and illustrator THE EATING IN BED COOKBOOK
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1962). B0007E25QQ First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild wear to the lower shelf edges, very good in black cloth over striped boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with two two-inch tears and a small chip to the upper rear panel, and spine crown chipped away. 
Oblong quarto. Delightful pen-and-ink drawings warmed with a subversive sense of humor enhance this collection of recipes and instructions on the art of eating in bed. 104 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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158 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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159 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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160 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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