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Image for Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

Nurse Lovechild's Legacy / Being a Mighty Fine Collection of The Most Noble, Memorable and Veracious Nursery Rhymes

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, The Poetry Bookshop: 1922

Seller ID: 31703


Mother Goose rhymes; embellished with drawings by C. Lovat Fraser and printed by the Curwen Press. 12mo, red boards. 64 pp. "A new edition, fourth thousand". Very good; front cover has a light band of sunning at top; rear cover lightly soiled. View more info

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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)

By: Aesop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chamberlain Press: 1984

Seller ID: 1007


boards, 5"x6. A selection of fables illustrated with colored wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain and translated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited signed edition of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Ten coloured plates, each with small illustration on the reverse. View more info

Princess Elizabeth Gift Book

By: AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Seller ID: 0219022


4to, white cloth, 224p. An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Includes a Rupert Story by Mary Tourtel (Rupert the Little Bear goes Adventuring in the Robbers Den and with the Giants), an intro. by J.M. Barrie, poem by De La Mare etc. Illustrated with 2 double page color spreads by the Disney Studios, endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many illus. in line. Pris... View more info

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The Story of the Little White Mouse: or the Overthrow of the Tyrant King

By: Aulnoy, Marie Catherine Jumelle de Bernville

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Glasgow, For the booksellers: 1820

Seller ID: 081702


This chapbook is a translation of La Bonne petite Souris. In addition to the copy at UCLA, the only other reported copy is at the Cleveland Public Library and is bound with another chapbook. The booksellers are not identified. 24 pp., 16mo, woven paper wrappers, sewn. Pictorial title page. Pages are very clean with no foxing; the covers appear to be a rebinding. Undated but circa 1820. View more info

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Hosie's Alphabet

By: Baskin, Leonard

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1972

Seller ID: 17061913


1st edition (1972) of this Caldecott Medal winner, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. The book itself is in fine condition. The dust jacket has a 3/4" closed tear at front top, a 1/4" closed tear at rear top and a 2" water stain in lower right front corner. The water stain does not affect the book. View more info

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Hosie’s Aviary

By: Baskin, Leonard [wth Tobias, Lucretia, Hosie, & Lisa Baskin]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1979

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Baskin

Seller ID: sw180315a


4to, green cloth. 1st ed, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. A companion volume to his Caldecott Honor Book Hosie’s Alphaet; kBaskins illustraions of birds with light verse. A light fade line along bottom of front cover, else fine in fine d/w. View more info

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The Horkey

By: Bloomfield, Robert

Price: $57.50

Seller ID: 040301


1st edition; London: Macmillan & Co., 1882. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. Illustrations by George Cruikshank – note that this is not THE George Cruikshank, but his nephew. Interior is clean and tight. The covers are rubbed at edges, more heavily so at corners. View more info

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Dogs Think That Every Day is Christmas

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Gibbs-Smith: 1997

Seller ID: k7383


1st ed. Signed by Bradbury on title page. Pristine copy! View more info

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With Cat for Comforter

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Gibbs-Smith: 1997

Seller ID: k1463


1st ed. Signed by Bradbury on title page. Pristine copy! View more info

Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines / A Fable

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1998

Seller ID: 1947


1st ed. Signed by Bradbury on title page. A pristine copy! View more info

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The Toynbee Convector

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Turner Publishing: 1992

Seller ID: k2208


1st ed., illustrated boards. Signed by Bradbury on title page. As-new with some minor shelf-wear. View more info

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Dinosaur Tales

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble Books: 1996

Seller ID: k1997


1st ed. thus. 8vo, hardcover signed by Bradbury on front end-paper. Pristine copy in d/w! Previously published stories about prehistoric beasts; illustrated by William Stout, Steranko, Gahan Wilson, Moebius and others. View more info

The True Annals of Fairyland - The Reign of King Herla

By: Canton, William (ed.)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: n.d. (circa 1900's)

Seller ID: g1004


12mo, original decorative blue cloth with ornate illustration filling the front board and spine in price-clipped d/w. A fine copy in VG-near fine d/w. Back cover has a list of Dent's "Children's Colour Gift Books." Clean and tight, with numerous line drawings by Robinson. Scarce in this condition, especially with dust jacket. (The British Art of Illustration 1800-2007, No 51.) View more info

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Alice Through the Looking Glass & What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London, McGibbon & Kee: 1972

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: 01501


1st UK edition of the Ralph Steadman illustrated classic. 4to, black cloth. 144 pp. Centenary edition prepared by the Committee of the Lewis Carroll Society. Near fine copy in fine d/w. The only flaw is a very small bit of bumping (1/4” light crush) at the top of the spine. Signed by Steadman in blue ink on the title page. View more info

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Songs of Childhood

By: De La Mare, Walter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co., London : 1923

Seller ID: k180228g

Condition: Very good


First thus. 8vo, half vellum, gilt lettering. The deluxe edition, limited to 310 copies signed y de la Mare. Illustrated with 8 full-page mounted color plates by Estella Canziani. A very good copy with lower corners heavily rubbed, some light soiling, bookplate inside front cover, pencil erasures on front flyleaves. Pristine text block. Lacking dustjacket. View more info

Old Possum's Book of Cats

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $87.50

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Ltd: 1953

Seller ID: 121315


Note: This is NOT a first edition. It is 7th printing (1953). It is a collectible copy because it is accompanied by a signed letter from the illustrator Nicholas Bentley, on his stationary. The letter is dated 1947 and recounts a history of the other works Bentley had illustrated during the prior decade. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at top of back cover, a few small fingerprint smudges on back cover, and a light 1/8"x3/4" stain on the sp... View more info

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Enchanted Garden, The

By: Erskine, John

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Chicago, The Bookfellows: 1925

Seller ID: 17062902


First edition. #64/300 signed copies. Cloth backed marble boards with paper labels on spine and front cover, deckle edges. Very good; corners bumped and rubbed, light wear to edges; spine label beginning to peel at top edge but still fully intact. Former owner's bookplate and signature on front endpapers. View more info

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The Cat and the Cherub and other Stories.

By: Fernald, Chester.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Co.: 1896.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 00010

Condition: Good;


A chidren's book about early San Francisco Chinatown. View more info

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All Through the Night

By: Field, Rachel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1940

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 1093


Miniature book: 4"x5". A Christmas fable Field won the Newberry Medal for best children's book of 1929, "Hitty". Fine in good d/w, which has the price clipped out. Signed by Field on end-paper. View more info

The Daily Express Children's Annual: Introducing Self-Erecting Models to Illustrate the Stories No. 5

By: Giraud, S. Louis, Editor.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Lane Publications:

Seller ID: 122906


Undated, but circa 1932. Seven pop-ups which appear to be complete, although the glue has come loose from one page and it needs repair. In addition to the pop-ups, there is a full-color frontispiece and black and white illustrations throughout. Generally clean inside, but the b/w illustrations on five pages have been partially colored in crayon (very neatly so). The covers are worn and rubbed along all edges, with some age-toning, but are sound and tight. Pop-up illustra... View more info