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81 Asquith, Lady Cynthia, edited by THE TREASURE SHIP: A Book of Prose and Verse
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1926). First edition, first printing. Intext drawings and full-color tipped-in plates by such artists as A.H. Watson, Rex Whistler, Hugh Lofting, many more. Hardcover. Very mildly soiling to the covers, else a fine copy, in taupe cloth with black lettering and rules, red galleon to front cover, red treasure chest to spine; lacking dust jacket. 
One of Lady Asquith's sumptuously produced, superbly selected children's anthologies, with contributions to the "Cargo Aboard the Treasure Ship" by such luminaries as Barrie, de La Mare, Galsworthy, Belloc, Wodehouse, Blackwood, Milne, Mackenzie, others. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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82 Averill, Esther JENNY'S BIRTHDAY BOOK
New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1954. 0060202513 / 9780060202514 Reprint. A Harper Crest Book. Oblong quarto. Hardcover. An as-new, fine copy in vibrantly illustrated pictorial boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with a whisper of wear to the edges; with Harper Crest spine label. Superb copy of a book nearly impossible to locate in any edition, in any condition! 
Averill's series of books about the shy little black cat Jenny Linsky are some of the most beloved and elusive of all modern children's books. This picture-book entry highlights the author/illustrator's sublime, bewitching faux naif artwork. A wonder! 
Price: 250.00 USD
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83 Babbitt, Natalie, story and pictures by GOODY HALL
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1991). 0374327459 / 9780374327453 Fifth printing of this edition, so stated on copyright page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A young hero hired as tutor in an isolated house; an empty tomb, a seance, and a statue filled with stolen jewels; a double glimpsed in a night garden; and a bang-up Victorian happy ending. Another delicious blend of style, wit, and adventure."--Kirkus. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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84 Bailey, Arthur Scott THE TALE OF BILLY WOODCHUCK
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1916). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in green textured binding with peach lettering and vignettes; in a very good dust jacket with significant chip to rear panel, light rubbing and edgewear, a few tiny edge-tears and a pair of very small chips to front panel. 
In Bailey's popular series of animal stories published under the rubric, Sleepy-Time Tales. Illustrated by Harry L. Smith in full-color jacket painting, two-color coated stock plates and doublespread endsheet art. Uncommon in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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85 Bailey, Carolyn Sherman; illustrated by Kate Seredy FINEGAN II: His Nine Lives
New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine, fresh copy in vivid red cloth with dark red circle of cats decoration to front cover and dark red lettering to spine, red, black and grey illustrated endsheets; in an age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket that shows just a whisper of edgewear. 
Two Newbery Medal winners have teamed up for this chronicle of Finnie's nive lives, told from the cat's point of view, of course. Nine is not enough for Finnie, however, as he eagerly looks forward to more adventures. Illustrations in black-and-white. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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86 Bangs, John Kendrick IN CAMP WITH A TIN SOLDIER
New York: R.H. Russell & Son, (1892). First edition, first printing. With four illustrations by E.M. Ashe reproduced in black-and-white on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. A hint of fading to spine, some tiny areas of soiling to covers, else a bright, fresh, fine copy in red cloth with gilt spine lettering and soldier device, black and pale orange illustration and lettering to front cover; no dust jacket. 
"Satiric fantasy featuring Bangs' series character Jimmieboy" (Salmonson) and his Alice-like adventures with the "titular animated tin soldier, a beautiful fairy godmother, giants so big Jimmieboy can sit in one hand" and the dreaded Parallelopipedon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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87 Baring-Gould, William S. and Ceil, introduction and notes by THE ANNOTATED MOTHER GOOSE
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./ Publisher, (1962). 0517029596 / 9780517029596 Reprint. Quarto. Black-lettered olive cloth shelfback over ochre boards; illustrated dust jacket. Chapter decorations by E.M. Simon. Hardcover. Bump to rear fore-edge, wear to shelf edges; splaying to covers; short tear at upper front inner hinge; mild fading to extremities; mildly worn, age-toned, price-clipped, very good plus jacket with tiny nicks to the spine head, mild fading to spine panel. 
"Nursery Rhymes Old and New, Arranged and Explained." Superb compilation and annotations by the Baring-Goulds, enhanced with illustrations by Crane, Caldecott, Greenaway, Rackham, Parrish and early historical woodcuts. 350 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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88 Barr, Catherine THE RUNAWAY CHIMPS
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Incorporated, (1964). First edition thus: First Initial Teaching Alphabet Edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full watermelon cloth with black stamping; in a nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Small quarto. 
ITA edition of Barr's popular picturebook tale of four chimpanzees who run away from the zoo. The ITA is a phonemic teaching tool devised by James Pitman, and uses 44 symbols instead of 26 letters, each of which represents a sound. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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89 Barry, Mary Elizabeth; Hanna, Paul R., edited by; illustrated by Lynd Ward WONDER FLIGHTS OF LONG AGO
New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1930). First edition, first printing. With b&w chapter head illustrations, decorative initials; orange and yellow illustrated endsheets. Hardcover. A fine, fresh, as-new copy in midnight-black pebbled cloth with orange-and-yellow winged-horse illustration to front cover; red lettering and orange-and-yellow device to spine; in a age-darkened, edge-nicked dust jacket with chipping at spine head. 
Collection of eleven stories---myths, folk tales, fairy tales--the central motif of which is that of flight. Created for use in schools, with study and classroom suggestions. Included: Icarus, Pegasus, the Magic Carpet, Perseus, Sindbad, the Fire-Bird. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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90 Baum, L. Frank WIZARD OF OZ: Giant Pop-up Book
New York, New York: Modern Publishing, 1990. 087449883X / 9780874498837 First edition thus. Honey Bear Books edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in pictorial laminated boards. 
Four colorful double-page 3-D fanfold scenes. New and recently unearthed from old warehouse stock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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91 Baum, L. Frank, original story by; adapted by Horace J. Elias THE WIZARD OF OZ
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1976). 0448124327 / 9780448124322 First edition, first printing: quarto softcover. Oversized softcover. Tiny areas of glue stain at front and rear inner hinges, age-toning to pages and covers, thus near fine, in slick, illustrated wraps with front cover color photo and rear cover b&w photo from the MGM film. 
Large format adaptation of the Baum tale, illustrated on every page with b&w photos from the beloved film adaptation starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger. 127 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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92 Baum, L. Frank; pictures by Maxfield Parrish MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE
New York: Bounty Books, (1986). 0517519046 / 9780517519042 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in turquoise boards with gilt titles; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Parrish's artwork reproduced in black-and-white. 
Reissue of a book published three years before the author achieved fame as the creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this engaging volume, inspired by well-known nursery rhymes, added an exciting new dimension to old, much-loved verses. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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93 Bax, Martin, text; Foreman, Michael, illustrator EDMOND WENT FAR AWAY
San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Tiny, nearly invisible remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine in laminated pictorial boards, decorated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
One day Edmond says, "I am going to walk far away." Foreman's lyrical watercolors make use of a surprising and distinctive palette to complement Bax's text, as the two evoke the wonder and delight of a young boy's first venture beyond the familiar. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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94 Bayley, Nicola ONE OLD OXFORD FOX
New York: Atheneum, 1977. 0689306083 / 9780689306082 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in laminated pictorial boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine. Small quarto. 
This fabulous counting rhyme book is a great example of mad nonsense. It goes from one to twelve in the usual manner, but its slithery use of language is a delight on the tongue. Beautifully illustrated in amusing detail by the author. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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95 Bell, Thelma Harrington; illustrated by Corydon Bell YALLER-EYE
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Small quarto. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in green cloth-backed illustrated boards, with just a hint of shelfwear and a whisper of age-toning to pages; in a lightly worn illustrated dust jacket with age-darkening chiefly to the spine panel. 
Warm and moving country yarn of a "orange and white and rangy" cat and his master Randy Reed, who live with their family in a little house high in the Carolina mountains. Yaller-Eye loses a paw in a ground-hog trap and her future is in jeopardy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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96 Bell, Thelma Harrington; illustrated by Corydon Bell YALLER-EYE
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Small quarto. Hardcover. Near fine in green cloth-backed illustrated boards, with just a hint of shelfwear and a whisper of age-toning to pages; in a rubbed, age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a 2-inch jagged but closed edge tear to the upper front panel at the spine fold. 
Story of the title cat, a hunter and a good ratter "with long legs that make the ups and downs of mountain-walking easy for a mountain cat." Yaller-Eye loses a paw in a trap, and Randy Reed and his family must decide what to do. North Carolina setting. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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97 Bennett, Hariett M.; edited and arranged by Robert Ellie Mack ROUND THE HEARTH
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., [circa 1880]. Early printing. Hardcover. Light abrasion and bumping at the corner tips, mild age-toning to pages, else near fine, in brown cloth-backed, laminated color-illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
Verses by Fred Weatherly, Helen Wood, Lottie Haskell, E. Nesbit, and the editor, exquisitely illustrated by Bennett in warm, richly hued full-page and doublespread chromolithos, and a dizzying assortment of head and tail-pieces and intext art. Sublime! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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98 Bibby, Violet TINNER'S QUEST
London: Faber & Faber, (1977). 0571110290 / 9780571110292 First edition, first printing. Wraparound jacket illustration by David Knight. Hardcover. Faint creases to a few leaves, else fine, as-new, in pale-blue textured paper-over-boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine pictorial dust jacket, with some fading to the spine panel and upper front, vertical creasing to front flap. 
Jory knew his father had been "transported" but he didn't know where to or why...he discovers part of the truth while working the tin mine where his father had once been employed--and must take his mother on a voyage to Australia to learn the full story. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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99 Bishop, Claire Huchet MARTIN DE PORRES, HERO
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1954. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of darkening at the endsheet gutters, else fine in reinforced, illustrated binding; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. The illustrations, including a stunning, color doublespread frontis, are by Jean Charlot. 
Third in Bishop's series of juvenile bios of the saints tells the moving tale of De Porres, a half-black, half-Spanish boy growing up in 16th century Lima, Peru. Bishop is probably best-known for FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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100 Blackwood, Algernon THE FRUIT STONERS: Being the Adventures of Maria Among the Fruit Stoners
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1935. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild glue-reaction darkening to the endsheets, else a bright, fresh, fine copy in vivid lilac cloth lettered and decorated in blue; in an age-toned, rubbed illustrated dust jacket with a short closed edge tear at rear flapfold and some very minor nicking. 
Little Maria's black cat Judas lures her into the unoccupied wing of the house to meet the little people her fancy had created from the fruit stones her father always left on his plate at tea. Late career children's tale from the brilliant fantasist. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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