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321 Hornsby, Wendy NINE SONS: Collected Mysteries
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2002 1885941668 / 9781885941664 First edition, first printing: Trade edition. One of approximately 800 copies. This copy has been SIGNED by the author! Fine in illustrated wraps. Cover painting by Native American artist, Barbara Mitchell. 
Contains ten stories and one essay. Two of the stories, including one about former LAPD officer Mike Flint, are written especially for this volume. The title story, "Nine Sons", won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best Short Story. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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322 Hornsby, Wendy, author; Parks, Phil, illustrator NINE SONS
(Royal Oak, MI): (Air Tight Seels Allied Production), 1992. First edition; limited to 200 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Fine in stiff, stapled wraps with cover illustration, interior illustration, and afterword by Phil Parks. A chapbook. 
The winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Short Story, 1992. With a new foreword by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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323 Hosier, John; illustrated by Bettina THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE And Other Stories
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1961. B0007DT3OO First U.S. edition, first printing. In the series, Young Reader's Guides to Music. Hardcover. Owner's stamped name and address to front free endsheet, else fine, in tan cloth with green vignette to front, green lettering to spine; in a price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket with a number of shallow nicks, short tears, edgewear. 
Hosier retells the legends that inspired five well known suites of classical music: "Lieutenant Kije"; "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"; "Hary Janos Tells a Tale"; "Some Merry Pranks of Till Owlglass"; "William Tell." Companion to BOYHOODS OF GREAT COMPOSERS. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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324 Hovey, Richard ALONG THE TRAIL: A Book of Lyrics
Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1898. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny ''careless smutch'' to front cover, miniscule nicks to upper edge of two leaves, else a fresh fine copy, bound in brown ribbed cloth with elegant gilt lettering and decorations by the prominent architect and typographer Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. 
Collection of lyrics by the poet laureate of Dartmouth College, who "was, indeed, both in lyric and dramatic work, a poet of rare endowment and his early death was a distinct loss to American letters."--poetryx. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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325 Huggins, Edward, as told to; illustrated by Owen Wood BLUE AND GREEN WONDERS And Other Latvian Tales
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1971). 0671651994 / 9780671651992 First edition, first printing. Fine, in yellow cloth decorated and lettered in turquoise; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Spirited folk tales from Eastern Europe tell of a genie called Blue and Green Wonders, a fabulous golden bird that can bestow riches, a magical mill that floods a village with oatmeal, witches, wizards, greedy kings, fantastic monsters and dragons. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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326 Hughes, Shirley, chosen and illustrated by OVER THE MOON: A Book of Sayings
London/Boston: Faber and Faber, (1980). 0571115942 / 9780571115945 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in maroon boards with silver spine titles; in a lightly age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
In this companion volume to MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES, Hughes collects common expressions, ("As thick as thieves") defines them, and illustrates them in line drawings that combine a delicacy of touch with an engaging sense of the absurd. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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327 Humperdinck, E.; illustrated by Yoshitaro Isaka; adapted by Eriko Kishida; translated by Ann Brannen E. Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL
(Tokyo): Gakken, (1971). B0007AFO6I First edition, first printing. An entry in the series, Fantasia Pictorial: Stories from Famous Music. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated pictorial boards; in a nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with mild wear at the spine ends and faint creasing at the edges, front flap corner clipped. 
Startling vivid, wonderfully grotesque picture-book retelling of Humperdinck's opera. Isaka--known by the nickname "Perro" or "Perozamurai"--was a prominent 60's-era graphic artist, the Peter Max of Japan, who died at age 42 in 1970. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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328 Hunt, Leigh A JAR OF HONEY FROM MOUNT HYBLA
London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1848. First edition. Re-bound in half-leather over green cloth, spine hubbed, lettered and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hardcover. Scattered dots of soil or stain to a few pages, else a remarkably clean, sharp near fine copy, with mild fading, light wear and abrasion to the leather spine and corners. With the gaily elegant frontis, head and tail pieces of Richard Doyle. 
Hunt was a Victorian journalist, critic, poet, character in Dickens (Skimpole in BLEAK HOUSE), champion of Keats and Shelley, and as amply demonstrated here, master of the light essay--this volume dominated by glimpses of Sicilian history and culture. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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329 Hurst, Earl Oliver; Ley, Willy THE BIG BOOK OF SPACE
[New York]: Grosset & Dunlap, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Chipping to spine ends, wear at corners, two small scars to lamination on rear cover, else about near fine; in illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket. Quarto. 
Splendid example of 50s-era space exploration optimism, this oversized juvenile picture book features bold, zippy, clean-lined artwork dominated by bright pinks and greens and googie-esque, energetic stick figures. Ley approved the "scientific detail." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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330 Huston, John FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, (1930). First edition. In red cloth with black and gilt to front cover and spine, illustrated endpapers decorated with gambling motifs. Hardcover. Near fine, with some darkening and splaying to the cover, and age-toning to the pages; lacking dust jacket. Several leaves unopened. Illustrated by Covarrubias, including 15 b&w illustrations and a superb tipped-in color frontispiece. 
A drama by the notable film director/screenwriter, inspired by the famous folk song, (twenty versions follow the text) about the tragic tale of Frankie and how she loved her man, and done him wrong. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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331 Hutchings & Rosenfield, Publishers; edited, with introduction by Rodman W. Paul THE MINERS' OWN BOOK: Containing Correct Illustrations and Descriptions of the Various Modes of California Mining Reprinted from the original edition of 1858
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1949. First edition thus. One of 500 copies produced. Facsimile reproduction of the original 1858 title-page. Hardcover. Offsetting to endsheets, offsetting to covers, mild fading to spine, thus near fine; bound in orange boards, ruled and decorated in black, printed in red and black on front and back covers, with brown cloth back, ornage label printed in black on back. 
Fine press reissue of a scarce 1858 publication, a compendium of text and illustrations originally seen in James Mason Hutchings' HUTCHING'S ILLUSTRATED CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE. Featured are engravings from the work of early California artist Charles Nahl. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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332 Hutchinson, Veronica S., selected by; with drawings by Lois Lenski CHIMNEY CORNER POEMS
New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1929. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's bookplate to half-title, lightly worn, textblock mildly age-toned, spotting to covers--especially heavy to spine; lacking dust jacket. Small quarto. 
Dandy collection of poems for children, immeasurably enhanced by Lenski's cheerfully odd illustrations, in black-and-white intext drawings, and full-color artwork reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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333 Huxley, Aldous BRAVE NEW WORLD
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (1978). First edition thus: A Collector's Edition issued by the Easton Press in The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Fine, as new, in full dark-green leather, decorated and lettered in gilt, with hubbed spine, all edges gilt, green silk moire-effect endpapers, green satin ribbon marker. Quarto. 
With the author's foreword, and an introduction by Ashley Montagu and illustrations by Mara McAfee (both originally appeared in a 1974 Cardavon Press edition). The full-color frontisportrait of Huxley was specially commissioned for this edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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334 Ireson, Barbara, compiler and Ross, Tony, Illustrator NAUGHTY STORIES
London: Hutchinson, (1989). 0091738938 / 9780091738938 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in color illustrated, washable boards, issued without dust jacket. 
A collection of ten correctional stories depicting kids not doing as they should, all wryly illustrated by Tony Ross with black-and-white vignettes and full page comical scenes. Do-wrongs include tantrums, untidyness, arguing, non-toothbrushing, and etc. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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335 Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE and THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
(West Hatfield, Massachusetts), Pennyroyal Editions, 1984. First edition thus, first printing. Fine, as-new, a quarto-sized volume, bound in brown-beige linen with inset title label to front cover, spine paper title label, each printed in purple; illustrated with twenty-two full-page wood engravings; housed in original matching slipcase. 
One of twelve American Classics produced thus, designed by Barry Moser and illustrated with his wood engravings. Based on the text as published in 1819-20 as "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." Introduction to this issue by Alexander Eliot. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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336 Irwin, Wallace; Burgess, Gelett, illustrator THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM JR.: Translated from the Original Bornese into English Verse
San Francisco: Elder & Shepard, (1902). First edition. Large format softcover. Small chip to the lower corner of the half-title page, else near fine in olive green decorative wraps, attractively printed in four colors; in a fine lovely custom cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped leather label to the front cover. 50 pages. 
Persian pastiche that blends humor and philosophy with a passion for tobacco! Cover design, margin decorations, eight cheeky b&w illustrations by San Francisco literary lion Burgess, including frontispiece: "I Wear Tobacchanalian Wreaths of Smoke." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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337 Ives, Vernon, newly revised from the original Provencal by; decorations by John Atherton JAURY THE KNIGHT AND THE FAIR BRUNISSENDE
(New York): Holiday House, 1935. First edition thus. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, light wear to edges, some tiny pin-prick spotting to front cover; bound in two-tone grey and red cloth with black lettering and device; in a worn, nicked, age-darkened, very good minus dust jacket with tiny chip to head of spine panel. 
One of the earliest pictures of English knighthood, and a source for Arthurian tales, written by an unknown twelfth-century troubadour who heard the tale related at the court of Don Pedro, king of Aragon. In a lively translation by Ives. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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338 Jacobs, Leland B.; Kaufman, Jeff, illustrator JUST AROUND THE CORNER: Poems about the Seasons
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1993). 0805026762 / 9780805026764 First edition thus. Originally published in 1964 with different illustrations by John E. Johnson. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated laminated boards; in a fine dust jacket. The special illustrations for this edition were created with bold and cheery paper collages. 
A double-spread original sketch illustration, SIGNED by Jeff Kaufman and inscribed to the illustrator's children's great godfather to the front endsheet. A collection of playful poems for each season. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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339 Jewett, Sarah Orne; Cooney, Barbara, illustrator A WHITE HERON: A Story of Maine
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1963). First edition thus: advance reading copy. Hardcover. A near fine copy in illustrated stapled wraps; in wraparound illustrated dust jacket which has been affixed at the spine by the publisher; the jacket shows minor wear to the edges, a tiny snag to the spine, and mild age-toning to the rear cover. 
Cooney, who won the Caldecott Medal for CHANTICLEER AND THE FOX in 1958, has taken Jewett's classic 1886 story of a little girl whose only friend is a cow, and enhanced it with dozens of delicate, evocative illustrations in color and black-and-white. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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340 Johnson, Crockett WE WONDER WHAT WILL WALTER BE? When He Grows Up
New York/Chicago/San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1964). B0006EUUDM First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small erasure fade to front endsheet, else fine, in marigold illustrated boards; in a good dust jacket, with soiling, edgewear, nicking, and a long diagonal tear to front panel. Tall octavo picturebook. 
"Walter wished somebody could decide for him. He was trying to think what to be when he grew up." He asks a Lion, who summons the members of his council: Antelope, Mole, Flamingo, Giraffe, Elephant, and Turtle convene to ponder Walter's question. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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