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1 (Andersen, Hans Christian). Retold by Robert Mathias THE STORIES OF HANS ANDERSEN
Morristown, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Company, (1985). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Robin Lawrie's beautiful illustrations reflect the magic of Andersen's stories, and add a further dimension to some of the world's favorite tales for children. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Carroll, Lewis). Calder, Lyn; Illustrated by Jesse Clay ALICE'S TEA PARTY
New York: Disney Press, (1992). 1562821458 / 9781562821456 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 44 pages. 
A collection of stories, recipes, games, and activities related to having a party and based on characters and scenes in the Walt Disney version of "Alice in Wonderland." An elegantly designed book with exquisite floral borders and lovely illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Disney, Walt). Scarfe, Gerald, illustrated by Disney's Hercules: HADES, the Truth at Last
New York: Disney Press, (1997). 0786831340 / 9780786831340 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny, tiny bruise to lower edge front cover, else fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Picturebook tale of the villain from Disney's animated HERCULES, rendered by the artist who created the distinctive look of the film and its characters, and whose vision made the film one of Disney's hippest and smartest in decades. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 (Disney, Walt). Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, story inspired by; Stark, Frederick, arrangements THE NUTCRACKER SUITE FROM WALT DISNEY'S FANTASIA
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940. First edition. Square quarto. Bound in color-illustrated paper-over-boards with black-lettered yellow cloth shelfback. Hardcover. Very good plus: light wear and abrasion to the extremities, rubbing to boards; some scattered finger soiling within; lacking dust jacket. 
Disney's animated interpretation of Tchaikovsky's perennial, rendered as a spectacular illustrated music book with six arrangements for piano. Color and b&w art crowds every corner; the bug orchestra and flowers even dance along the musical measures! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 (Field, Eugene). Steegmuller, Francis & Guterman, Norbert; Cooney, Barbara, pictures by PAPILLOT, CLIGNOT ET DODO
New York: Ariel Books, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning, a whisper of edgewear, else near fine in pictorial boards; in a nearly fine dust jacket that shows some light edgewear, a short closed tear and tiny nicking to spine crown, age-toning, especially to spine and flapfolds. A nice copy! 
Eugene Field's immortal WYKNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD, here freely translated into French by Steegmuller and Guterman, and memorably accompanied by Cooney's haunting, evocative indigo-drenched illustrations. Glossary, English text, note on Field. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Hopper, Edward). Rubin, Susan Goldman EDWARD HOPPER: Painter of Light And Shadow
New York: Abrams Books For Young Readers, (2007). 0810993473 / 9780810993471 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Oblong quarto. 
Inscribed, "To Gina, Best Wishes" and SIGNED and dated 2008 by the author to the title page. A high-quality picture book introducing the artist to young people through a biography with examples of his art illuminating the text on each page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Rockwell, Norman). Taborin, Glorina NORMAN ROCKWELL'S COUNTING BOOK
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in laminated pictorial boards with mild wear and scratches to the boards. 
Illustrated throughout, this game book uses 23 of Rockwell's famous paintings to teach small children how to count. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Zwerger, Lisbeth). Storm, Theodor LITTLE HOBBIN
New York/London: North-South Books, (1995). 1558584617 / 9781558584617 First edition in English. First published in Switzerland under the title DER KLEINE HAWELMANN. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial textured boards; without dust jacket, as issued. This is the sturdy library issue binding offered by the publisher. 
Lisbeth Zwerger's delicate watercolors add a mesmerizing quality to this little known lullaby by Theodor Storm, a nineteenth-century German poet. Zwerger's elegant style manages to suffuse her softly colored images with freshness and vitality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 Bayley, Nicola, illustrator; Logue, Christopher, story told by PUSS IN BOOTS
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977. 0688860028 / 9780688860028 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in laminated, color-illustrated boards. Unopened in the publisher's original shrinkwrap with the original price sticker of $6.95. Quarto (9" x 12"). 
Elaborate pop-up rendition of Perrault's perennial is a natural for Bayley, whose feline portraits have distinguished a catload of children's picture books. Featured in 3-d: careening carriages, ogre-ific spells and a feast fit for...a cat! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Blue, Rose; illustrated by Laura Hartman WISHFUL LYING
New York, N.Y./London: Human Sciences Press, (1980). 0877054738 / 9780877054733 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue binding with red-brown lettering; in a very good plus, age-toned, lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears, faint soiling, faint creasing. 
Convinced that they don't really care about him, a little boy makes up stories about all the things he and his parents do together. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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