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21 (Coleride, Samuel Taylor). Watson, Jeanie RISKING ENCHANTMENT: Coleridge's Symbolic World of Faery
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first extended study of Coleridge's use of fairy tale elements in his poetry. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 (Crane, Walter). von Schleinitz, Otto WALTER CRANE
Bielefeld and Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen & Klafing, 1902. First edition, first printing. Text in German. Hardcover. Light wear, very mild soiling, some minor fading, thus nearly fine, in flexible two-toned binding (maroon and cream), with gilt lettering, rules and devices; printed throughout on coated stock; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
German language monograph on the profoundly influential English children's book illustrator, "the first of the grand triumvirate...who worked under the tutelage of English printer Edmund Evans"--Barbara Kiefer. 151 pages, 145 b&w illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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23 (Disney, Walt). Platt, Rutherford and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio Walt Disney: SECRETS OF LIFE, A True-Life Adventure
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1957). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very small, very faint patch of stain to upper page edges, else fine, in black-lettered russett cloth shelfback over illustrated green boards; in a price-clipped, very lightly worn, mildly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. A nice copy! 
Illustrated companion to the Disney documentary (narration by James Algar) is jammed with color photos taken by the filmmakers. Some chapters: Secrets Hidden in Rocks, Secrets of Seeds, of Bees, of Ants, of Flowers, of Storms and Volcanoes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 (Dodge, Mary Mapes). Gannon, Susan R. & Thompson, Ruth Anne MARY MAPES DODGE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805739564 / 9780805739565 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The author of HANS BRINKER and founder of St. Nicholas Magazine "did more than anyone else to shape American children's literature". Here, in Twayne's U.S. Author series #604, Dodge is viewed as author, editor, journalist and woman. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 (Dombrowski, Baroness Kathe Schonberger von). K.O.S., writer and illustrator BOGA THE ELEPHANT
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. First edition. Quarto. Hardcover. Owner's name neatly written to the front pastedown, else near fine with an orange-and-black embossed illustration to the front cover; in an illustrated faux elephant-skin textured dust jacket that is lightly chipped and torn. 
Stories of the jungles of Africa, featuring baby elephant Boga, his mother, a chimpanzee, and a chameleon, with frontispiece and seven additional illustrations by the author. K.O.S. was an explorer, painter, collector of strange animals, and author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 (Enright, Maginel Wright). Dodge, Mary Mapes HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES
Philadelphia: David McKay, Publisher, 1918. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good plus with some foxing, particularly to verso of dedication page; in decorated cloth with color paste-on illustration, top edge gilt; in pictorial dust jacket echoing paste-on, with some soiling, rubbing, edgewear, and chipping to the spine head. 
The perennial children's favorite with the eight extraordinary original color plates and title-page artwork by Maginel Wright Enright. Uncommon in the gorgeous full-color jacket. A lovely copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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27 (Field, Eugene). Steegmuller, Francis & Guterman, Norbert; Cooney, Barbara, pictures by PAPILLOT, CLIGNOT ET DODO
New York: Ariel Books, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning, a whisper of edgewear, else near fine in pictorial boards; in a nearly fine dust jacket that shows some light edgewear, a short closed tear and tiny nicking to spine crown, age-toning, especially to spine and flapfolds. A nice copy! 
Eugene Field's immortal WYKNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD, here freely translated into French by Steegmuller and Guterman, and memorably accompanied by Cooney's haunting, evocative indigo-drenched illustrations. Glossary, English text, note on Field. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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28 (Garfield, Leon). Natov, Roni LEON GARFIELD
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first book-length study of the contemporary children's writer. Includes an interview with the author. Number 505 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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29 (Gorey, Edward). Wahl, Jan COBWEB CASTLE
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1968). B000JJXNBA First edition, first printing. Library reinforced issue. Hardcover. Fine in decorated covers with wraparound illustration by Edward Gorey; in a fine dust jacket similarly adorned. 
The droll misadventures of greengrocer Flemming Flinders as he sets forth to follow his dream. Illustrated in full-color watercolor paintings by Edward Gorey. This is not an ex-library copy! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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30 (Greenaway, Kate). Engen, Rodney KATE GREENAWAY: A Biography
New York: Schocken Books, (1981). 0805237755 / 9780805237757 First U.S. edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. Very mild splaying to covers, else about fine; in brown linen cloth with gilt stamping; in a near fine, age-toned, and very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket. With 121 black-and-white illustrations and 15 in full color. 240 pages, including index. 
Biography of the brilliant Victorian illustrator, whose private life and turbulent relationship with John Ruskin (mined by Engen using over 1,000 love letters and family correspondence) was in marked contrast to the idealized world her artwork evoked. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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31 (Greenaway, Kate). Harte, Bret THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE
London: Frederic Warne & Co., Ltd., (1955). Reissue. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Hardcover. Near fine in cream cloth stamped in blue, edges colored green; with inset paste-on color illustration by Greenaway; in near fine price-clipped dust jacket that is very light rubbed and age-toned, especially to spine. 
Greenaway's quaint, tenderly colored illustrations subtly but distinctively decorate the frontispiece, the chapter heads and tails of Harte's merry tale of young Polly and her playmates. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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32 (Herbert, Frank). Silverman, Maida, created by; Kirk, Daniel, illustrated by DUNE: Pop-Up Panorama Book
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1984. 0448233533 / 9780448233536 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Barely detectible remainder mark to the lower page edges, a hint of rubbing to the covers, still fairly fresh and near fine in color illustrated boards; issued without dust jacket. Kirk, Daniel 
Four beautifully rendered, double-page pop-up scenes based on the film. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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33 (Hopper, Edward). Rubin, Susan Goldman EDWARD HOPPER: Painter of Light And Shadow
New York: Abrams Books For Young Readers, (2007). 0810993473 / 9780810993471 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Oblong quarto. 
Inscribed, "To Gina, Best Wishes" and SIGNED and dated 2008 by the author to the title page. A high-quality picture book introducing the artist to young people through a biography with examples of his art illuminating the text on each page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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34 (Jefferson, Thomas). Wibberley, Leonard YOUNG MAN FROM THE PIEDMONT: The Youth of Thomas Jefferson
New York: Ariel Books/Farrar, Straus and Company, (1963). 0374387125 / 9780374387129 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny nick to front cover, some general dust-soiling, else a near fine copy in pale cloth; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some minor edgewear, a dot or two of soiling, upper rear flap corner-clipped, and one internal tape repair. 
Juvenile biography of the young Jefferson begins with his birth in 1743 and closes in 1776 when Mr. Jefferson dips his pen into his inkwell and begins to write,"When in the course of human events...." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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35 (Kingsley, Charles). Chitty, Susan THE BEAST AND THE MONK
New York: Mason/Charter, 1975. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a like pictorial dust jacket that shows some very minor soiling to rear panel, and some light edgewear. Illustrated with photographs and reproductions of Kingsley's private drawings. Bibliography, index. 
Remarkable biography of the Victorian Rennaissance man, who was theologian, historian, poet, amateur scientist and author of the enduring children's fantasy THE WATER BABIES. Draws upon previously suppressed sources to limn Kingsley's hidden erotic life. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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36 (Klein, Norma). Phy, Allene Stuart PRESENTING NORMA KLEIN
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs, this bio-critical study of the popular young adult writer is based on lengthy interviews with Klein, and is supplemented by notes, a bibliography and an index. 
MOM, THE WOLFMAN AND ME, ANGEL FACE, BIZOU and SUNSHINE are among Klein's controversial and groundbreaking works examined. In the Twayne series of Young Adult Authors (TUSAS 538). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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37 (Konigsburg, E.L.) Hanks, Dorrel Thomas, Jr. E.L. KONIGSBURG
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Konigsburg. 
Critical biography of the award-winning juvenile author. Twayne's United States Author Series #608. Bibliography, index, notes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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38 (LEAF BOOKS). (Bewick, Thomas). Borden, John W. & Kreuger, Janet THOMAS BEWICK & THE FABLES OF AESOP
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1983. First edition, one of 518 copies. Publication #175. Large quarto. Hardcover. Very fine in brown boards and paper spine label; in undecorated cream-colored dust wrapper. A pair of essays, the first, a biographical sketch of illustrator/engraver Bewick, and the second, a history of his FABLES OF AESOP. With a note on references. 
Tipped in are an original LEAF from the first edition (1818), and a new impression from one of Bewick's original wood engravings; with nine additional in-text illustrations from the first edition, and frontispiece portrait of Bewick. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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39 (Lively, Penelope). Moran, Mary Hurley. PENELOPE LIVELY
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Close readings of Lively's adult novels, such as 1987 Booker Prize winner MOON TIGER, and a survey of her children's fiction. Twayne's English Authors Series #503. Photographs of Lively on cover and frontispiece. 169 pages with index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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40 (Lobel, Arnold). Shannon, George ARNOLD LOBEL
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. Jacket photo and frontispiece photo of Lobel. 
Definitive study of the Caldecott-winning author/illustrator, creator of the FROG AND TOAD series. Bibliography, notes, index. Twayne US Authors Series #552. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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