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161 Cooper, Page AMIGO: Circus Horse
Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Company, (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, else an about near fine copy; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with light edgewear, faint soiling to rear panel, short edge tears and light creasing to rear panel, tiny corner crease to front flap. 
The adventures of a circus boy and his horse, by the author of THUNDER. Illustrated by Henry Pitz. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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162 Cooper, Susan BEHIND THE GOLDEN CURTAIN: A View of the U.S.A.
New York: Scribner's, (1965). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to the spine edges, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to covers. 
An arresting view of the U.S. as a country on its own terms. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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163 Cooper, Susan THE DARK IS RISING
New York: Atheneum/A Margaret K. McElderry Book, 1974. 0965018119 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very nearly fine dust jacket that shows some very minor edgewear. Wraparound jacket art and interior black-and-whites by Alan E. Cober. 
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift--that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated throughout the ages to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. Newbery Honored. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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London and the Hague: East West Publications, (1978). 0904499057 / 9780904499056 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Barely perceptible fading to the spine, nearly fine in color illustrated wraps. Square 8vo. 
Numerous b&w photos of the 19 illustrators with career biographies make a fascinating first half of this delightful book that finishes with 32 color plates of absolutely enchanting, early children's illustrated postcards. 64 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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165 Cousin Alice "ALL'S NOT GOLD THAT GLITTERS;" Or The Young Californian
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Reprint. 214 pages, plus [2] pages of ads to rear. Frontispiece and three additional full-page engravings. Hardcover. Very good plus: light wear, some staining to covers, a few corner creases and scattered stains within; brown cloth with red rules, devices, gilt lettering to front; gilt lettering, rules, gilt-and-red floral vignettes to spine; blind stamping to rear. 
Fourth book in the "Home" juvenile series written by Alice Bradley Haven under the pseudonym "Cousin Alice." First published in 1853, this title is considered to be the first children's book with a California setting. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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166 Cunliffe, John; Wegner, Fritz, illustrator GIANT KIPPERNOSE And Other Stories
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1981). 0233963863 / 9780233963860 First U.S. edition: the third U.K. impression, with U.S. publication indicated with a label to copyright page and price label to front jacket flap. Hardcover. Scattered soiling to page edges and to a few pages, mild age-toning, else a very good plus copy in price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-toning as well. B&w illustrations within and splendid color jacket painting by Wegner. 
Tales of nine giants, including the title character, who has not taken a bath in more than a century! By the author best known as the creator of the hugely popular characters POSTMAN PAT and ROSIE AND JIM. Terrifically funny artwork by Wegner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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167 Curtis, Christopher Paul BUD, NOT BUDDY
New York/Toronto/London/Auckland/Sydney: Scholastic, Inc., (1999). 0385323069 / 9780385323062 First edition, first printing. Jacket price (on rear panel) is $15.95. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"A remarkable and disarming mix of comedy and pathos... the travails and adventures of a 10-year-old African-American orphan in Depression-era Michigan."--PW. First book to win both the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Frederick A. Praeger, (1953). B00005XCC9 First U.S. edition, first printing. Actor Hans Conreid's copy, with his bookplate to front free endsheet. Hardcover. Tiny sticker ghost to endsheet, else fine, in fuchsia cloth with gilt spine lettering and rules, pale fuchsia top-edge tint; in a lightly worn, age-toned, soiled dust jacket with crude tape reinforcements at the spine ends and corners. [208] pages. 
Detailed, literate history of toys and games. 115 illustrations, including color and b&w plates, intext engravings. Special emphasis on "Toys That Move"; other chapters: Toys That Teach, Dolls and Dolls' Houses, War Play and Toy Soldiers, more. Indexed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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169 Dalgliesh, Alice; Bischoff, Ilse, illustrator REUBEN AND HIS RED WHEELBARROW
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1946. First edition thus: A Story Parade Picture Book. Hardcover. Previous owner's discreet signature (dated 1946) to front free endpaper, a trace of wear to the extremities, else a very nearly fine copy in a lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket showing some very minor creasing to spine ends. 
For months Reuben's father had been planning to have a family portrait taken on Reuben's fourth birthday. But Reuben was almost left out--and all because of his new red wheelbarrow. Exquisite vintage picture book, in a very fresh, sharp example. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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170 Dalgliesh, Alice; pictures by Anita Lobel THE LITTLE WOODEN FARMER
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1988). 0027255905 / 9780027255904 First edition thus, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black-lettered off-white cloth shelfback over pale rose boards; in a price-clipped, age-toned, about near fine dust jacket. Oblong octavo picturebook. 
A riverboat captain helps the little wooden farmer and his wife fill their barnyard with animals. New edition of Dalgliesh's 1930 classic, with "faultless, folkstyle illustrations by the gifted Anita Lobel."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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171 Daniels, Guy, selected and translated by; illustrated by Feodor Rojankovksy THE FALCON UNDER THE HAT: Russian Merry Tales and Fairy Tales
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1969). B000FH9R84 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint dampstaining to upper page edges, a dot of stain to fore-edge, thus near fine, in bright orange cloth with white lettering and green decorative rules; in age-toned, worn illustrated dust jacket with corresponding stains to upper front and rear. 
Sixteen rapid-fire tales of domestic comedy and faerie enchantment, drawn from a rich oral tradition (and blended with a detail or two from Daniels' personal experience), accompanied by b&w and color illustrations from the Russian-born Rojankovsky. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 Darling, Harold; Neumeyer, Peter, editors IMAGE & MAKER: An Annual Dedicated to the Consideration of Book Illustration
La Jolla, California: Green Tiger Press, 1984. 0881389762 First edition. Numerous b&w illustrations and 29 sumptuously colored, hand-tipped plates, some of extreme rarity. Hardcover. Fine in taupe cloth; in a lightly shelfworn dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 
Forgotten and undiscovered treasures as well as familiar favorites are the subject of this annual, which dedicated itself to an eclectic consideration of the fine art of book illustration. Included is a critical essay on the picture-book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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173 Daugherty, James, written and illustrated by WEST OF BOSTON
New York: The Viking Press, 1956. B0007E5CY8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in yellow cloth binding, with brown decorative device to front cover, lettering to spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a short closed tear to upper front panel, otherwise near fine! 
Illustrated rhymed verse on a variety of American themes--many are portraits of "some of the principal actors in our history"--Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, et alia. Rendered in Daugherty's trademark robust, freewheeling, lively and muscular style. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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174 Davey, Thyrza WAITING FOR MAY
New York: Doubleday, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. The faintest hint of shelfwear, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 
Beautifully illustrated using the old and rarely used egg tempera technique, and set along the coast of Queensland, Australia, this is a warm-hearted story of an old man and his trusty dog, who voyage to the Great Barrier Reef in his derelict houseboat. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 Davidson, Lionel UNDER PLUM LAKE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. 394512529 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered natural cloth shelfback over cream boards; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that betrays some mild rubbing. 
Fantasy adventure for children involving a trip to Paradise under the sea and into outer space. By the author of THE ROSE OF TIBET. Interior b&w illustrations and chapter heads by Muriel Nasser. Pleasantly stylized jacket painting by James Marsh. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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176 Davies, Nina S., published by THE JUMEAU DOLL STORY
[no place]. [privately printed], 1957. B0007J11PM First edition in English. Translation from the French of NOTICE SUR LA FABRICATION DES BEBES JUMEAU. Hardcover. Very good plus, with owner's 1957-dated name to front free endpaper, a few stray pencil notes within; in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket with sticker scar to upper front panel, mild overall rubbing. 
"An Enchanting Guide On The History of The World's Most Famous Doll, The Incomparable Jumeau, As Told In The Inimitable Style of A Frenchman who Knew Jumeau." SIGNED by Nina S. Davies. Illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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177 Davis, Caroline JUNGLE CHILD
New York: The Viking Press, 1950. First edition, first printing. Illustrations by Jean Martinez. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in mustard cloth with maroon lettering and foliage devices, dark red top-edge coloring, doublespread illustrated endsheets; in an illustrated dust jacket with a few shallow nicks and tears, light rubbing and soiling, mild fading. 
Juvenile novel of a tomboy English girl growing up in India--highlighted by "a particularly thrilling account of a logging trip downriver, riding the teak rafts through the wild, dark jungle, down to the brightness of the plains, and, at last, the sea." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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178 de la Fontaine, Jean; Miller, Patrizia, translation by THE CAT AND THE OLD RAT
Canoga Park, California: Orirana Press, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in blue cloth stamped in red foil with tiny rat to the front cover; no dust jacket, as issued. Small square 16mo. 
Appealing fine press issue of the Gallic fable, offered in the original French, in a literal translation, and in Miller's rendering; essay by Linda C. Fairbanks; and with an assortment (five slips) of amusingly fey Paw-notes, cattenda and rratta, laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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179 de la Mare, Walter; chosen and illustrated by Catherine Brighton THE VOICE
London/Boston: faber and faber, (1986). 0571139736 / 9780571139736 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in pictorial boards that betray a hint of age-toning; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
Illustrator Brighton takes thirteen poems by de la Mare and arranges them in a sequence that runs from dawn to night and offers glimpses into the lives of three children living in a shadowy house by a lake. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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180 de La Mare, Walter; illustrated by W. Heath Robinson PEACOCK PIE: A Book of Rhymes
New York: Henry Holt & Co., (1927). Early reprint. Hardcover. Gift inscription dated 1927 to front free endsheet, else very nearly fine, a lovely example, in satiny dark green cloth embossed in gilt with calligraphic titles and illustration to front cover, gilt titles to spine; lacking dust jacket. 
Evergreen collection of children's verse, in an early illustrated edition with Robinson's matchless pen-and-inks--one per poem--a tissue-guarded color frontispiece, and a title page portrait of a peacock and a dreamer echoed in gilt on the cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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