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61 Aesop; illustrated by Edward J. Detmold THE FABLES OF AESOP
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1981). B000F75WQA First edition thus: limited reissue of the 1909 H&S edition. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-decorated brown bonded leather, with hubbed spine, maroon satin moire-effect endsheets, bound-in maroon satin ribbon marker; in original tissue dustwrapper. 
Deluxe, limited edition reprint with the wondrous Edward Detmold artwork reproduced in full-color on coated paper and tipped onto tissue-guarded sheets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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62 Ahlberg, Allan & McNaughton, Colin BIG BAD PIG: Big Bad Pig; Spotty Dog; In The Water
New York: Random House, (1985). 0394871944 / 9780394871943 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. Small octavo (5 1/2'' by 6 3/4''). 
Delightfully illustrated with a gleeful sense of humor, these three stories are created for the Red Nose Readers series--intended to challenge beginning readers and make reading fun. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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63 Ahlberg, Allan & McNaughton, Colin HELP!: Help!; Car + Car; Make A Castle
New York: Random House, (1985). 0394871901 / 9780394871905 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards, issued without dust jacket. Small octavo (5 1/2'' by 6 3/4''). 
An entry in the Red Nose Readers series--intended to challenge beginning readers and make reading fun. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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64 Aiken, Conrad; illustrated by John Vernon Lord A LITTLE WHO'S ZOO OF MILD ANIMALS
New York: A Jonathan Cape Book/Atheneum, 1977. 0689306075 / 9780689306075 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial cloth; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
Volume of verse for children by the distinguished American poet and novelist is a bestiary of bizarre hybrid animals such as the Alligatorangutan and the Jaguarmadillo--accompanied by Lord's extravagant and witty artwork, in b&w and color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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65 Alcott, Louisa M(ay) EIGHT COUSINS; or, The Aunt-Hill
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1899. Early reprint. With illustrations reproduced in black-and-white on plain paper. Hardcover. Very minor soiling and a hint of wear to covers, thus near fine, in blue cloth lettered and ruled in navy blue with gilt blocks, device and rules to spine; no dust jacket. 
Rose - our heroine - has seven boisterous boy cousins and various other repugnant relatives. This tale is of how she strips away the "shams of life" with the help of a burly, honest seaman uncle. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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66 Alda, Jan STASTNOU CESTU: Verse
Praha: Statni nakladatelstvi detske knihy, 1959. First edition, first printing. The title may be roughly translated as ''Happy Journey'' or ''Bon Voyage'' Hardcover. A suggestion of fading at the borders of the covers, else fine, in full light-blue cloth with red lettering to spine and author's monogram to front; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with some minor nicking and crimping at spine ends. 
Short verse poems for young readers, winningly illustrated in a vivid, rough-hewn style; the subjects of the poems appear to range from simple paeans to nature: birds, chicks, rabbits, dirty hands, to more serious, clearly political themes. In Czech. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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67 Alexander, Lloyd THE GAWGON AND THE BOY
New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2001. 0525466770 / 9780525466772 First edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Mild production rumpling, else fine in color-illustrated wraps. 
David, the seriously ill eleven-year-old of the title, is tutored by his aged Aunt Annie (a gorgon, whom David secretly nicknames The Gawgon), and soon she is his co-star in a panoply of imaginary adventures, including an encounter with Sherlock Holmes! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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68 Alexander, Sue, author; Winter, Jeanette, illustrator WITCH, GOBLIN, AND SOMETIMES GHOST: Six Read-Alone Stories
(New York): Pantheon Books, (1976). 0394832167 / 9780394832166 First edition, third printing. Hardcover. Shelf-edges bumped with wear, still very good in color illustrated, laminated boards; no dust jacket. 9 X 6.5 inches. 
SIGNED by the author with her cordial note: "Happy reading from Goblin and me!" Enhanced with expressive drawings that endearingly chart the moods, feelings, ponderings, and revelations of the friendly trio in each of their six learning adventures. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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69 Alger, Horatio, Jr. BEN'S NUGGET; Or A Boy's Search for Fortune: A Story of the Pacific Coast
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., [no date]. Early printing. Bound in vivid pictorial cloth with lettering in black, illustrations in red, gilt, white and black; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Front and rear endsheets each show a repaired tear at the inner hinge; mild wear to edges of covers; dot of stain to fore-edge; a flyleaf excised, else about near fine, a sharp, solid copy. This edition bears only the original copyright date of 1882. 
The concluding volume of "The Pacific Series"--immediately preceded by THE YOUNG EXPLORER. This issue features two different color doublespread endsheet illustrations, and two b&w frontispieces: "Turning the Tables" and "The Pacific Series." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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70 Alice, Mary and Downie, John HONOR BOUND
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., (1971). 0809830973 / 9780809830978 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a faintly age-toned, very mildly edgeworn, nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
The year is 1784. The Averys, forced to leave their home after the American War of Independence, head for a new home in Canada, where they hope their British sympathies will not be questioned. Illustrated by John Huffman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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71 Andersen, Hans (Christian); illustrated by Kay Nielsen FAIRY TALES
Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1932). Reprint. Jacket design by C.A. Federer. Hardcover. Near fine, name to reverse of frontis, mild wear, nicking to spine ends, some fading to upper spine, pages lightly tanned; in an illustrated dust jacket with a 1-inch chip to upper spine, a deeper edge tear at spine fold, general edgewear and nicking. 
Though the extremities of the jacket are nicked, the front panel illustration is whole and bright, and the front cover paste-on artwork is particularly vivid. With 8 full-color plates by the sublime Kay Nielsen, reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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72 Andersen, Hans Christian THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1991). 0886824796 / 9780886824792 First edition, first printing. Translation of Andersen's "Kejserens nye klaeder." Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Etienne Delessert. 
Two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes. In CE's superb story series, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and original, appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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73 Andersen, Hans Christian; illustrated by Richard Bennett IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE And Other Stories
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1938). 0152393439 / 9780152393434 Reprint. In green cloth with black lettering and devices; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Tiny patch of nearly invisible dampstain to lower fore-edge, a few tiny, faint dots of stain to upper page-edges, thus nearly fine; in a fair dust jacket, with ragged chip which has removed nearly 1/3 of the front panel, nicking at edges, wear, stain. 
In the translation by Danish actor and author Paul Leyssac. Foreword by Hugh Walpole. Bennett's endsheet doublespread (in red), his interior b&w illustrations --intext and on plates-- are strange, formal, stylized, otherworldly--and wonderfully apt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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74 Anderson, Helen Foster THE COUSINS or Astrid's Happy Summer
Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Book Concern, (1946). First edition. Dated and SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Small area of mild dampstain to upper rear cover, a hint of soiling, else about near fine, in illustrated cloth covers, color doublespread illustrated endsheets; in an age-darkened, nicked and worn illustrated dust jacket with scarred patch to rear panel. 
Children's chapter-book tale of Astrid, a young Swedish girl who receives a visit from Birget, her lame cousin from Norway; illustrated with color frontispiece, spectacular color endsheets, and 4 black-and-white full-page drawings by Laura Bannon. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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75 Andrews, V.C. EYE OF THE STORM
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Pocket Books, (2000). 0671039822 / 9780671039820 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. A new book. Written as by V.C. Andrews by Andrew Neiderman. (Virginia Andrews died in 1986.) 
"In the wake of a terrible loss, Rain is left alone to bear the Hudson family secrets--as dark and forbidding as storm clouds on the horizon...." The third novel in the Hudson series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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76 Andrews, V.C. EYE OF THE STORM
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Singapore: Pocket Books, (2000). 0671039822 / 9780671039820 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new illustrated dust jacket. Written as by V.C. Andrews by Andrew Neiderman. (Virginia Andrews died in 1986.) SIGNED by author Neiderman. 
After the death of her beloved Grandmother Hudson, Rain finds herself caught in a battle for the vast Hudson family wealth. The third novel in the Hudson series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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77 Ardizzone, Edward SHIP'S COOK GINGER: Another Tim Story
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1978). 0027056805 / 9780027056808 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 
The Kate Greenaway Medal Award-winning author of TIM AND THE BRAVE SEA CAPTAIN provides the perfect nautical setting for his two young heroes in a picture book full of action, humor and the excitement of the sea. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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78 Asch, Frank LITTLE DEVIL'S 123
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1979). 0684162946 / 9780684162942 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Slim octavo. 
Humorous illustrations introduce the number 1 through 25. Small children delight in learning to count and long after the numbers are mastered, the antics of the amusing and clever little devils will continue to appeal. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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79 Asimov, Isaac MARS: Our Mysterious Neighbor
Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing, (1988). Second printing. Hardcover. Slight nick at rear along the gutter, otherwise fine; in illustrated laminated boards without dust jacket. 
Small quarto. A volume from Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe. 32 pages, color illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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80 Asimov, Isaac; Schories, Pat, illustrator MORE...WOULD YOU BELIEVE?
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1982. 0448044722 / 9780448044729 First edition. Quarto. Hardcover. Corner tips very lightly bumped, some mild rubbing, two tiny sticker scars, else near fine in full-color illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket. Cover and interior artwork by Pat Schories. 
A children's picture book, excerpted from ISAAC ASIMOV'S BOOK OF FACTS, filled with imaginative and lively illustrations in b&w and monochrome accompanying facts and trivia about great ideas, history, places and faces, and nature. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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