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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 Austin, Mary THE FLOCK
Sante Fe, New Mexico: William Gannon, 1973. 0883075091 / 9780883075098 First edition thus: Facsimile reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in rough-woven, dark brown cloth with gilt spine titles; in a mildly spine-faded, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 266 pages; illustrated by E. Boyd Smith, with b&w frontispiece, intext drawings, chapterheads and decorations. 
Classic of California history tells the story of shepherding beginning with the original flocks of Spanish California. Based on Austin's personal observations (circa 1900), as well as her conversations with the men who made shepherding their way of life. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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83 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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84 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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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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86 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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87 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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88 Bangs, John Kendrick THE DREAMERS: A Club...Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. B00085DH1Q First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of foxing to endsheets and page edges, owner's name to endsheet, thus near fine, in brown cloth with orange-and-black lobster vignette to front, gilt lettering to front and spine; blue-gray top edge tint; fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 
Satirical chronicle of a literary club and the tales they recount at their meetings. One of the yarns, "The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud" is a Sherlockian parody. With wonderful b&w illustrations by Edward Penfield. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1991;1992;1993). 0877017883 / 9780877017882 First editions. All three books are in fine, as-new condition, the jacket for the first book is fine, the jackets for the second and third books have been neatly price-clipped, but are otherwise fine. 
Bantocks' inventive, haunting, graphically adventurous, sumptuously illustrated trilogy, the first three volumes of "the extraordinary correspondence" between lonely London card-designer Griffin Moss and mysterious South Pacific islander Sabine Strohem. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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90 Bantock, Nick SABINE'S NOTEBOOK: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Continues
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An elaborately illustrated and cleverly designed book/object continuing the story of an artist and the imaginary friend whom he invents, full of large, colorful paintings throughout. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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91 Bantock, Nick THE ARTFUL DODGER: Images & Reflections
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000). 0811827526 / 9780811827522 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth, with decorative endsheets; in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket. Square quarto. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author/artist. 
"My work is a rag-bag, a dice box, a wheel of fortune, and I am mongrel with a passion for parallax views."--Bantock. From the creator of GRIFFIN & SABINE, an artistic autobiography, with hundreds of stunningly imagined and brilliantly executed works. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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92 Bantock, Nick THE GOLDEN MEAN: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondences of Griffin & Sabine Concludes
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bantock's three-dimensional treasure trove of illustrated documents chronicling a correspondence between two imaginary artists who never meet. Handsomely bound, with large, colorful paintings throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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93 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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94 Barker, Clive THE THIEF OF ALWAYS: A Fable
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (1992). First U.S. edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Gift inscription, else near fine in illustrated wraps. 
After a mysterious stranger promises to end his boredom with a trip to the magical Holiday House, ten year old Harvey learns that his fun has a high price. Illustrated by Clive Barker. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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95 Barr, Amelia E. THE BOW OF ORANGE RIBBON: A Romance of New York
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers, (1893). First edition thus. Hardcover. A whisper of rubbing at the extremities, else a fine, fresh, bright copy in green pictorial linen over heavy boards; gilt top-edge; with spectacular, sweeping illustrative device executed in gilt and white. Printed on coated stock; illustrated in b&w. 
By the English-born author of JAN VEDDER'S WIFE and THE BLACK SHILLING. This tale was sequelled in THE MAID OF MAIDEN LANE. Half-tone frontis and plates by Theo. Hampe, who has also done the scores of pen-and-ink drawings scattered nimbly throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 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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97 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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98 Baum, L. Frank THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1920-1930]. Fifth edition, second state. Dark-green cloth with pictorial paper label. Illustrations by W.W. Denslow. Hardcover. Large piece (one-inch by three-inch) torn from the front endpaper, ownership signature and date to the front endpaper, rear endpaper missing, margins trimmed affecting pages 13-16, fraying and wear to the extremities, about very good; no dust jacket. 
The text for this edition has been entirely reset and most of the text illustrations from THE WIZARD OF OZ have been removed resulting in a book of only 208 pages. Eight full-color inserted plates with the title-page now in black-and-white. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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99 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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100 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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