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ELOISE AT CHRISTMASTIME, by Kay Thompson, with illustrations by Hilary Knight. 1958, 1st printing. On the illustrated page preceding the title page there was a holiday gift inscription to one child from her mother. That was scribbled out by another child, who wrote her name on this page and also, in small lettering top right, on the front-facing endpaper, along with street address and phone number. The book is otherwise clean and unmarked. With spine ends and corners bumped, it is in more than “good” condition for a favorite children’s classic of this age. $$250 (and a good price it is, too!)

MADICKEN OCH JUNIBACKENS PIMS, by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Ilon Wikland. Raben & Sjogren, 1976. Hardcover, bright green with cover illustration. This book by the beloved author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking books is in the original Danish. Its condition is There is no writing in or on it, It is clean, tight and bright. VG. $45

BONNY’S BOY: A DOG STORY, by F. E. Rechnitzer, illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse. NY & Philadelphia: The Junior Literary Guild & the John C. Winston Co., 1946. Blue cloth with black dog illustrated on front board; illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket missing front endflap, chipped & creased but intact with exceptions noted and now in Brodart dust jacket protector. VG/fair. $145

The Story of Mankind
, by Hendrik Van Loon. Boni & Liveright, 1921, 1st ed. No dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with illustrated pastedown and gilt lettering bright. Gift inscription and owner name ffep. Foxing to pages preceding title page. Front hinge cracked, rear hinge tight. Slight edgewear and wear to spine ends. Overall good condition. $95

Becky and Tatters: A Brownie Scout Story, by Eleanor Thomas, illustrated by Gertrude Howe.  NY:  Scribner’s, 1940.  Cover spots/no dust jacket.  $15

Beware of Children, by Verily Anderson, illustrated by Carol Doen.  NY:  William Morrow, 1958, first edition.  No dust jacket.  VG.  $35

Children’s Hour with Peter Pan, edited by Watty Piper.  NY: Platt & Munk, 1922.  Red paper over blue cloth with color illustrated cover pastedown.  Unpaginated.  Gift inscription.  Bright copy with light wear.  VG.  $30

Dream Weaver, by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Michael Hague.  Collins: 1979.  80 pages.  Full-page, full-color illustrations of these highly original interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales.  VG/VG.  $40

Kim of Korea, by Faith Norris and Peter Lynn, illustrated by Kurt Wiese.  NY: Messner, 1955.  Dark red cloth, illustrated dust jacket.  157 pages.  Last page of book is pasted down as back endpaper.  VG/VG.  $25

Little Thunder, by Georgiana Dorcas Ceder, illustrated by Robert L. Jefferson. Juvenile historical fiction. Adventures of young Shawnee boy during War of 1812. VG in near-VG dust jacket. Inscribed by author on dedication page. $30

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake.  NY: Viking Kestrel, 1988, first American edition.  VG/VG.  $25

One Hundred Picture Fables with Rhymes..  London: n.d.  Green cloth, decorative boards, with two small portrait pastedowns on front board.  111 pages of poems and drawings.  Worn but still good condition.  $40  

The Secret of Madame Doll, by Frances Cavannah, illustrated by Dorothy Bayley Morse.  NY:  Vanguard, 1965.  Blue-green cloth; illustrated dust jacket.  Dj spine and top back sunned; else VG/VG.  $45   PRICE REDUCED to $25

The Three Billy Goats, illustrated by Frank Dobias.  NY: Macmillan, 1927.  Cover lightly worn, with old price in red ink (small) on front.  Tight and bright.  $35


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The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.  Indianapolis, IN:  Bobbs-Merrill, L. Frank Baum & W.W. Denslow; Press of Braunworth & Co., Brooklyn, NY, ©1903 (original copyright was 1899, published by Hill in 1900); illustrated by W. W. Denslow, fourth edition, ca. 1920.  Olive green cloth; color cover pastedown (Tin Man & Scarecrow), black-&-white endpapers; illustrated spine.  Cover soil & wear, with small tears to spine ends; rear hinge cracked.  Good condition.  $160

The Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.  Chicago:  Reilly & Lee, ©1904, POPULAR EDITION (stated on front cover), 1925; illustrated by John R. Neill.  Red cloth; color cover pastedown (Scarecrow & Tin Man shaking hands, each seated on large emerald); color frontispiece; black-&-white illustrations; illustrated endpapers and spine.  Cover soil & wear, some crayon (minimal) & dog-eared pages; badly cracked hinges.  Fair to G-.  $80

The Purple Prince of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson, COPY 2. Chicago: Reilly & Lee,, ©1932, later printing (post-1935); illustrated by John R. Neill.  Beige cloth; color cover pastedown (same as above); matching illustrated dj; black-&-white illustrations; blank endpapers; illustrated spine.  VG in chipped dj.  $120

The Silver Princess in Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson.  Chicago: Reilly & Lee, ©1938, later printing (no Handy Mandy on spine); illustrated by John R. Neill.  Light blue cloth; color cover pastedown (Princess and companion riding red-maned black horse); matching illustrated dj; black-&-white illustrations; illustrated endpapers and spine (letter Z inside letter O).  Very bright cover; dj lightly chipped.  VG/VG-.  $100 SOLD


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