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201 Cunningham, Captain William H. LOG OF THE COURIER 1826-1827-1828
Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1958. First edition, limited to 200 copies printed at Paul Bailey's Westernlore Press. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped indigo cloth over decorative boards. With tipped-in photographic frontispiece portrait of the Courier; interior illustrations by Don Louis Perceval. With a foreword by publisher Glen Dawson. 
The Courier was an American ship trading on the coast of the Golden State in the early years of the nineteenth century. This is the log's first appearance in print. One of the most attractive entries in Dawson's Early California Travels series (#44). 
Price: 95.00 USD
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202 Curwood, James Oliver THE ANCIENT HIGHWAY
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1925. B000CC48AE First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint offset from frontis to title-page, 1925 gift note to reverse of frontis: very nearly fine, in red cloth with somewhat tarnished gilt; in a near fine dust jacket, showing tiny chips at spine crown, a few closed edge tears, mild fading to spine. 
"A Novel of High Hearts and Open Roads." With interior illustrations by Walt Louderback reproduced in black-and-white on coated stock insert plates; absolutely stunning full-color wraparound jacket painting by the great Dean Cornwell. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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New York: Wm. L. Allison, 1882. No statement of edition. Quarto. In brown binding with black, gilt stamping to front and spine, blind-embossed decoration to rear cover. Hardcover. Front hinge cracked and re-glued, light wear and a few short scratches to covers, mild abrasion at lower corner tips, pages tanned--as expected, a tiny area of stain to front endsheet, thus very good; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A New Translation, Containing the Author's Latest Improvements: Three Engravings on Steel, after P.A. Labouchere, and Two Hundred Illustrations on Wood, Including Portraits of the Most Eminent Reformers. 727 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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204 Da Porto, Luigi; Evans, Jessie Benton, translated and illustrated by GIULIETTA AND ROMEO
Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press, 1934. First edition, first printing. One of one-thousand copies printed on Van Gelder paper. Fine in decorated vellum; in nearly as fine printed tissue dustwrapper--an extraordinarily fragile jacket that here is miraculously well-preserved. Octavo. 
Translation by Evans of the early sixteenth century tale which provided the source for Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers. Illustrated with paintings done by Evans in Italy and with photos of Italian locales, protected with mottoed tissues. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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205 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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206 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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207 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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208 Darr, Ann CLEARED FOR LANDING: Poems
Washington, D.C. and San Francisco: Dryad Press, (1978). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. A corner crease to front cover, else a near fine, unread copy in illustrated stiff, perfectbound wraps. 
Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the half-title. Cover art and drawings within by Susan Foster. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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209 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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210 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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New York: Bantam Books, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Tiny bumps to tips of corners otherwise a fine copy in color illustrated binding without dust jacket as issued. 
Inscribed on the dedication page by Jim Davis. From the creator of GARFIELD, this book is written by Jim Kraft and illustrated by Paws, Inc. Every page is a humorous color illustration. Quarto. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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212 Davis, Richard Harding; illustrated by Frederic Remington THE WEST FROM A CAR-WINDOW
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. B00085NP2M First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Interior bright and sharp, covers showing some scattered flecking, most heavily to spine; thus very good plus; in blue cloth decorated and lettered in silver; no dust jacket. 
Vivid account of the journalist's travels through the wild west, with splendid word portraits of Colorado mining towns, Texas ranches, Indian reservations and military posts. Illustrated with photographs and with numerous drawings by Remington. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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(Oxford): Melmillo, 1983. 0950594512 / 9780950594514 First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. One of 250 numbered copies hand-set and printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press. Hardcover. A hint of fading at the spine, else fine, as-new, string-bound with illustrated cardstock wraps. Illustrated by John R. Smith. 
Poetic tribute to the intrepid granddaughter of the first Viscount Saye and Sale, who was born in 1662 and died in 1741. Her journal was published in 1888 under the title, THROUGH ENGLAND ON SIDE SADDLE IN THE TIME OF WILLIAM AND MARY. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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214 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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215 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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216 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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217 Dean, Abner WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in gilt-lettered black cloth over red-and-black illustrated boards; in an age-toned and lightly rubbed dust jacket with minor nicking at the spine head. A nice copy. 
A volume of sometimes sprightly sometimes snarly light verse on the subject of love--by the cartoonist/illustrator; accompanied, of course, by his own drawings featuring the usual contingent of the artist's famously naked females. 
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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219 Dennis, Patrick KISS ME JOE DUFFY: A Musical Extravaganza
[New York]: (The New York Times), (1962). First edition: chapbook original. 12 pages staple-bound within 6'' x 9'' textured cardstock covers. Illustrated with four William Steig-ish drawings Fading to fuchsia-toned covers, paper-clip impression to cover and first leaf, else nearly fine in wraps. Prepared for the American Booksellers convention in Washington, D.C. in June of 1962. Laid in: printed gift note from the Times dated June, 1962. 
Amusing convention giveaway in the form of a satirical mini-musical by the creator of the immortal Auntie Mame. The target of Dennis's barbed lyrics: bookstores! ("Oh, kick your heels; God, we know it feels odd...Yes, we sold a book today!!) Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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220 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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