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1 (Aesop). Martin, John; illustrated by George L. Carlson and W. Fletcher White AESOP'S FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE PHILOSOPHERS
New York: John Martins' Book House, (1924). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of wear and rubbing (a short stretch of gilt missing from front cover border), the suggestion of splaying to covers, else a virtually fine copy; in gilt-decorated green cloth with color paste-on illustration, pictorial endsheets; no dust jacket. 
Original verse re-tellings of Aesop, distinguished by the breathtakingly bold, vibrant artwork, executed in orange and black silhouettes crowding every single page; the cover paste-on in shades of blue, orange, green and black, is simply stunning. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 (Alcott, Louisa May). Stern, Madeleine; editor PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS: More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1976. 0688030467 / 9780688030469 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn dust jacket with mild rubbing and a tear to the crown of the spine. Octavo. [319] pages. 
Contents: --"V. V.: or, Plots and Counterplots" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "A Marble Woman: or, The Mysterious Model" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "The Skeleton in the Closet" (1867); "A Whisper in the Dark" (1863); and "Perilous Play" (1869). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 (Alexander, Lloyd). May, Jill P. LLOYD ALEXANDER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776222 / 9780805776225 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First full-length study of the award-winning author of works for children and young adults, recipient of a Newberry Medal, National Book Award, and American Book Award. His "Prydain Chronicles" have earned him comparison with Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Anderson, Hans Christian). Godden, Rumer HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON
London: Hutchinson, (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny snag to spine tail, else a fine copy in grey cloth with gilt-on-red lettering to spine; in price-clipped dust jacket that is age-toned, lightly rubbed and edgeworn, and which shows two short closed edge tears to spine tail with attendant creasing. 
Charming little study of the Danish weaver of modern fairy stories by the Anglo-Indian novelist. In the Stratford Library series. Frontispiece portrait of Anderson. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 (Babbitt, Natalie). Levy, Michael NATALIE BABBITT
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776125 / 9780805776126 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo of Babbitt to front panel echoed on frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of Babbitt's artwork. 
First critical treatment of the Newberry and Christopher award-winning author/illustrator whose most popular works include TUCK EVERLASTING and THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS. Twayne's United States Author Series #573. With index, notes, and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Bagnold, Enid). Friedman, Lenemaja ENID BAGNOLD
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1986). 0805769226 / 9780805769227 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
Only book-length study of the author of NATIONAL VELVET and THE CHALK GARDEN. #427 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Ball, Elisabeth). An exhibition described by Elizabeth L. Johnson FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION: The Elisabeth Ball Collection of Historical Children's Materials
Bloomington, Indiana: The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1987. 1879598086 / 9781879598089 First edition, first printing. Tiny chip to lower fore-edge corner of rear cover, else fine, unread, in illustrated cardstock wraps. Short quarto. Preface by Edmund F. Ball. Essay by Elisabeth Ball. 
Exhibition catalogue of select items from the Ball collection of approximately 8,500 books and related juvenile materials such as hornbooks, games, paper dolls, and 1,223 manuscripts. Illustrated in black-and-white and color. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 (Bannerman, Helen). Cross, Henry P. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO: An Operetta for Children in Three Short Acts
New York: J. Fischer & Bro., (1936). First edition. Staple bound illustrated black wraps with decoration and titles in pale yellow. [60] pages including ads. Mild creases, a few scratches, and a small abrasion (from sticker removal) to the front cover, light soiling and creases to the rear cover, and minor shelfwear to the extremities, else a very good plus copy. Large format (7 1/4 inches by 10 3/4 inches). 
An operetta for children based on Helen Bannerman's (although not credited) LITTLE BLACK SAMBO story, with book and music by Henry P. Cross. Includes nineteen pieces for instrument and voice. A curious item, now very rare. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 (Baumiana). Hollister, Warren and Judith Pike THE MOONS OF MEER
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc. (1969). First edition. Illustrated by Richard Lebenson. Inscribed, dated (1970), and SIGNED by both authors to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Page edges lightly stained, else a near fine copy in mustard-colored cloth with an embossed brown illustration of a dragon to the front cover; in a pictorial wraparound dust jacket that is lightly shelfworn, mildly soiled, and slightly insect nibbled. 
A charming children's fantasy written by two members of the International Wizard of Oz Club: INSCRIBED to fellow Ozian Fred Otto in part thus "--check chapter 10--find therein reference to the 5 colors of Oz! There are at least 2 other references..." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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10 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator KABUMPO IN OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., Circa 1950.. First edition, later printing. Light blue cloth with a bright and clean paste-on cover label illustration in colors. Hardcover. Offsetting to front endpaper, ink signature and ''Christmas of 1952'' to the dedication page, two spots of faint staining to the top page edges, mild soiling to the page edges, else near fine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that remains nice! 
The attractive dust jacket lists to MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ (1946). Kabumpo is an elephant, very old and wise, and a most important personage in the Kingdom of Pumperdink, which is the Gilliken country of Oz. Black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1952].. Reprint. Brick-red cloth with a bright, fresh paste-on pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket lists to THE HIDDEN VALLEY OF OZ. Hardcover. Signature and date (Christmas of 1952) to the ownership page, upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine, clean copy; in an illustrated dust jacket that has been lightly creased and wrinkled from an old jacket protector. 
Delightfully illustrated throughout in black-and-white by John R. Neill, this lovely addition to the Oz series--by the official successor of L. Frank Baum--features Highboy, the Giant Horse of Oz, who causes quite a sensation in the Emerald City. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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12 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE YELLOW KNIGHT OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [Circa 1950]. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Name and ''Christmas of 1952'' to the ownership page, else near fine in pale-green cloth with vibrant paste-on cover illustration; in an illustrated dust jacket that is bright and very nearly fine. The dust jacket lists to THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ. 
Profusely illustrated in b&w throughout. Yet another adventure by Thompson, who carried on the Oz stories from Baum, this time featuring such characters as Sir Hokus of Pokes, a wicked old Shah, a strange Yellow Knight and Stampedro, his horse. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 (Baumiana). Thompson, Ruth Plumly; Neill, John R., illustrator THE HUNGRY TIGER OF OZ
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., Circa 1950. First edition format, later printing. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the gift page, else fine in blue cloth with very bright paste-on illustration; in a fine, clean price-clipped original dust jacket. Jacket lists to THE SHAGGY MAN OF OZ. 
Gorgeously illustrated throughout in black-and-white, no color plates in this edition. This is the 20th Oz Book, and the 6th by Thompson the definitive writer of the Oz series after Baum died. A lovely copy of this reprint. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 (Baumiana/Soundtrack Album). Cahn, Sammy & Van Heusen, Jimmy, songwriters JOURNEY BACK TO OZ
Filmation, 1974. Mint; shrinkwrapped long-playing original SOUNDTRACK album. 
Songs by Cahn and Van Heusen highlight this soundtrack of the TV special presented by Texsize; featuring performances by Liza Minnelli (stepping into Mom's ruby slippers), Ethel Merman, Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Paul Lynde, and Mickey Rooney. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 (Baumiana/Soundtrack Album). Shire, David, composer and conductor RETURN TO OZ
Sonic Atmospheres, 1985. Sonic Atmospheres (S) 113. Mint, sealed, long-playing original SOUNDTRACK record album. 
Soundtrack from the surprisingly adult-themed Disney film directed by Walter Murch, screenplay by Murch and Gill Dennis, score by David Shire. The picture introduced Fairuza Balk as Dorothy, and also starred Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh and Piper Laurie. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (Bridgers, Sue Ellen). Hipple, Ted PRESENTING SUE ELLEN BRIDGERS
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket decorated with photo portrait of Bridgers. 
Biographical and critical study of the author of HOME BEFORE DARK, SARA WILL, and NOTES FOR ANOTHER LIFE. Twayne United States Authors Series #563: Young Adult Authors. With notes, bibliography and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 (Burnett, Frances Hodgson). Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT: Beyond the Secret Garden
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, (1990). 0822549050 / 9780822549055 Third printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial boards and dust jacket. A life of the Victorian children's author for juvenile readers. Extensive quotations from Burnett's works are woven into a text generously illustrated with drawings and never-before published photographs. 
A lovely introduction to the creator of LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, THE LITTLE PRINCESS and THE SECRET GARDEN whose already soaring popularity has reached new heights with the recent stage and film adaptations of her books. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (Carroll, Lewis). Bloom, Harold, editor LEWIS CARROLL
New York/New Haven/Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, (1987). 0877546894 / 9780877546894 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in slate-gray linen with silver titles to the spine; lacking the dust jacket. 8vo. 172 pages; editor's notes; introduction; Carroll chronology; contributors; bibliography; acknowledgments; and index. 
A collection of the creme de la creme of literary criticism and analysis devoted to Lewis Carroll's works. From discussions on metaphors of victorian childhood to Alice philosophy, to Snark laughter/despair, these 11 lively essays are a mind's delight. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 (Carroll, Lewis). Wyatt, Horace MALICE IN KULTURLAND
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., (1917). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint uniform offsetting to the endsheets, else fine in brown boards with paste-on illustrated cover and titled spine labels; in a very good, illustrated dust jacket that shows some damp spotting, a few edge tears, and light shelfwear. Octavo. 84 pages. 
A clever parody of "Alice in Wonderland" which is also a political satire on Prussian methods in war diplomacy and propaganda. Illustrated by W. Tell, who adapts Tenniel's original drawings with an amusing acuteness. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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BUFFALO BILL, (Cody, Buffalo Bill).  Garst, Shannon
20 (Cody, Buffalo Bill). Garst, Shannon BUFFALO BILL
(New York): Pocket Book, Jr., (1950). First edition thus. #J-48; no cover price. Very mild reader's crease, another tiny crease to lower front corner, a hint of rubbing to spine, else a bright, fine, copy in illustrated wraps. 
Attractive Pocket Book Jr. issue of Garst's lively bio of the Wild West showman, illustrated by Louis Glanzman. Different paper stocks apparently used for the text, as one section will be bright white, and the next uniformly age-toned. A snazzy copy! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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