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181 De Luise, Dom; Santoro, Christopher, illustrator CHARLIE THE CATERPILLAR
New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc. (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 
SIGNED and inscribed on a laid in photograph of the author. This is just the sweetest book, with gorgeous illustrations and a charming story about the meaning of true friendship, by one of America's best-loved comedians, Dom De Luise. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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182 de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk; drawings by William Lahey Cummings THE GIANT BOOK
New York: Atheneum, 1966. B0007DKKDM First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with black titles to the spine and an illustration depicting a man held in a giant hand, stamped in black to the front cover; in a price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket with spine ends rubbed and closed tears to the upper spine edge. 
The Caldecott Award-winning author selected a wide variety of giant stories, myths and legends and retold them here with a fascinating amount of giant lore. Delightful illustrations by William Lahey Cummings depict an unusual assortment of giants. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., (1922). First edition thus, first printing. The Universal Film Company Special Movie Edition. Large octavo. Hardcover. Wear to edges, rubbing to covers, some mild soiling to blue cloth shelfback and a dot of stain to lower page edges, faint scattered foxing within, a few spots of soil within; thus very good plus; in clothbacked pictorial boards; no dust jacket. 
Lovely movie tie-in issue, with blue monochrome stills from the 1922 film reproduced on coated stock inserts, b&w intext drawings, monochrome endsheet art, and a smashing full-color title-page painting. Harry Myers and Noble Johnson starred. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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184 DiCamillo, Kate THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
Cambridge, Massachushetts: Candlewick Press, (2003). 0763617220 First edition, first printing. Newbery Medal winner! Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated boards; in a near fine, illustrated first state dust jacket with a small closed tear to the lower front panel. Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. 
"A charming story of unlikely heroes...Ering's pencil illustrations are stunning, reflecting DiCamillo's extensive light and darkness imagery as well as the sweet, fragile nature of the tiny mouse hero who lives happily ever after."--Karin Snelson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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185 Dickens, Charles; illustrated by Louis Slobodkin THE MAGIC FISHBONE
(New York, N.Y.): The Vanguard Press, (1953). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A whisper of wear to the shelf edges, else fine, in pictorial boards; in near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-darkening, mild edgewear, and a few tiny nicks to interior of rear panel at spine fold. 
"What could be a happier introduction to any author than a tale so enchanting as THE MAGIC FISHBONE?"--Annis Duff. Dickens' offbeat fairy tale, here with the stylish and witty illustrations of Slobodkin, in pastel-hued colors and in black-and-white. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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186 Dickey, James, author; Angel, Marie, illustrator TUCKY THE HUNTER
New York: Crown Jewel/Crown Publishers, Inc., (1978). 0517532581 / 9780517532584 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in forest-green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Oblong 8vo. 
Marvelous modern-illuminated letter-heads that each incorporate an animal as well as splendidly depicted watercolor animal illustrations in their natural habitats, enhance the charm of a children's narrative poem by the National Book award-winning author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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187 Dickey, James; Watson, Richard Jesse, illustrator BRONWEN, THE TRAW, AND THE SHAPE-SHIFTER: A Poem in Four Parts
San Diego/New York/London: Bruccoli Clark/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1986). 0152125809 / 9780152125806 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Short black mark to the upper shelf edges, else near fine in beige linen over slate-blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. Beautifully enhanced with Watson's dramatic gouache illustrations. 
An epic-narrative poem tells the magical multi-layered tale of young girl's adventures with nature, animals, and the elements as she faces fear, battles shape-shifters, and conquers the "all-dark." A Parent's Choice Award-winner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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188 Dickinson, Peter GIANT COLD
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1984. 0575031859 / 9780575031852 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Juvenile fantasy novelette, by the versatile and brilliant Mr. Dickinson; line drawing illustrations and color jacket art by Alan E. Cober. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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189 Dickinson, Peter; illustrated by Emma Chichester-Clark TIME AND THE CLOCK MICE, ETCETERA
(New York, N.Y.): Delacorte Press, (1993). 0385320388 / 9780385320382 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial binding; in a fine, as-new illustrated dust jacket. 
Old man repairing fantastic town hall clock discovers it is inhabited by telepathic mice. "Of all my books this and Chuck and Danielle were the purest fun to write, irresponsible larky time-off from serious work."--Peter Dickinson. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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190 Disney, Walt WALT DISNEY'S FIGARO AND CLEO: Adventures of Pinocchio's Friends
New York: Random House, 1940. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A tiny nick to fore-edge of front cover (tiny!), else very nearly fine, in bright yellow illustrated boards and yellow cloth shelfback; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild soiling (especially to spine panel), nicking to spine ends, mild edgewear. 
The kitty and the goldfish from Disney's sublime PINOCCHIO get their own little picturebook in this tie-in release distinguished by the warm and engaging character artwork that brought this charming pair to life in the animated feature film. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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191 Dorros, Arthur; illustrated by Elisa Kleven ABUELA
New York: Dutton Children's Books, (1991). 0525447504 / 9780525447504 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated pictorial boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Flyleaf of this copy inscribed and SIGNED by the artist with an original sketch. 
"An innovative fantasy narrated by a Hispanic-American child who imagines she's rising into the air over the park and flying away with her loving, rosy-cheeked abuela (grandmother)."--Kate McClelland. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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192 Dumas, Alexandre; illustrated by Peter Farmer WHEN PIERROT WAS YOUNG
London: Oxford University Press, 1975. 0192713736 / 9780192713735 First edition thus. Hardcover. Lightly worn at the edges, else fine, in decorative boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated in black-and-white and color by the artist and stage designer, Peter Farmer. 
Dumas's fairy tale of the iconic clown's young life at the court of Bohemia, where he falls in love with a beautiful princess, falls victim to the machinations of an evil courtier, and is saved by his own resourcefulness and the magic of a water fairy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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193 Duncan, Jane; Hedderwick, Mairi, illustrator JANET REACHFAR AND THE KELPIE
London. Macmillan London Limited, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. A very faint hint of shelfwear, else fine in a dust jacket with very minimal wear and soiling to extremities. Quarto. 
Set in the Scottish Highlands, this is a summertime picture-story of a little girl and her family, including her grandmother, known as "Herself", living on a Highland farm, and was written to accompany the winter picture-tale, HERSELF AND JANET REACHFAR. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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194 Dunham, Geoff MUDLARK
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc. 1963. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in grey linen with front cover illustration in blue depicting a donkey peering longingly out of a barn door; in a fine dust jacket. A picture book whimsically illustrated by the author. 
A donkey draws the feed-cart at a zoo, and is laid-off when the zoo-keeper buys a truck. A charming story that enlists empathy as the donkey--too ordinary to join the zoo, tries to look like a zebra. The circus eventually claims him as extraordinary. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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195 Dunsing, Dee SWAMP SHADOWS
New York/London/Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Mild bump to upper and lower edges of rear cover, light wear to extremities, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with shallow chipping and nicking with associated creases, light rubbing. 
Juvenile adventure yarn of young Florida pioneers set against the backdrop of the Second Seminole War. Illustrations, including endsheet doublespreads, by Ralph Ray, Jr. Dunsing also wrote WAR CHANT and THE SEMINOLE TRAIL. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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196 Eberle, Irmengarde THE FAVORITE PLACE
New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., (1957). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, fresh copy in brown cloth with titles and cover illustration stamped in black; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Charming jacket and interior illustrations by New York artist Susan Perl. 
"Irmengarde Eberle (1898-1979) wrote sixty-three children's and young adult books, including nature stories, biography and fiction, from 1937 to 1979." Three children and various pets lose and regain their "favorite place"--a garden house. A sweet copy! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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197 Embry, Margaret PEG-LEG WILLY
New York: Holiday House, (1966). B0007DZZYG First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in yellow-tan pictorial cloth; in a near fine, mildly edgeworn, illustrated dust jacket. Pictures by Ann Grifalconi. 
The scrawny little turkey had been badly injured by coyotes, but the four Apodoca children nursed him back to health, made him a wooden leg, and named him Willy. "Spanish words and the russet-colored pictures add to the fun."--LJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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RUTH FIELDING AND HER GREAT SCENARIO: Or Striving for the Motion Picture Prize, Emerson, Alice B.
198 Emerson, Alice B. RUTH FIELDING AND HER GREAT SCENARIO: Or Striving for the Motion Picture Prize
New York: Cupples & Leon Company, Publishers, [circa 1929]. Early printing. First issued in 1927; ads to the rear of this copy list to RUTH FIELDING CLEARING HER NAME, a 1929 title. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with blue portrait of Ruth in her 20s-era skirt; in a fine dust jacket (with just a whisper of rubbing) adorned with Clara M. Burd's 1926 full-color painting of Ruth standing by a wall wearing a red cape and clasping a book to her bosom. 
Ruth plans to enter her movie scenario in a contest, but it is stolen! When it is at last recovered, Ruth wins the $50,000 prize, inspiring Tom her to lift her off the ground, "kissing her twice!" An exquisite copy of this title in a very early issue. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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199 Enright, Elizabeth, written and illustrated by A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR LYDIA
New York: Rinehart & Co., Inc., (1951). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 16mo (4" by 5 1/4"). 
An enchanting story of a little girl who longed for a Christmas tree. A small gift book illustrated by the author; originally published in Woman's Home Companion magazine as "A Tree for Lydia". Features six black-line illustrations on pink by Enright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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200 Enright, Elizabeth, written and illustrated by THE SEA IS ALL AROUND
London/Melbourne/Toronto: Heinemann, (1959). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's name and small rubber-stamped star to front free endsheet, else near fine, in blue boards with black illustration to front, lettering to spine; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with a few nicks, very short edge tears, attendant creases. 
Tale of Mab Kendall, who goes to live with her Aunt Belinda on Pokenick Island off the New England coast; from the Newbery-winning author of the "Melendy" books. "Every book of hers is a fresh delight."--Birmingham Post. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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