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Away Went Galloper, Baker, Margaret J.
1 Baker, Margaret J. Away Went Galloper
Chicago Encyclopedia Britannica Press 1964 (c.1962) 1st U.S. edition Hardcover Very Good- in Near Fine dj Illustrated by Norman Thelwell 
[good solid copy with an exceptionally nice jacket; the book itself has several notable flaws (1/4" tear in cloth at top of rear cover; tape marks on both endpapers ( suggesting the prior removal of an old jacket protector); and some soiling/spotting to top edges; the jacket, though, is quite lovely, marred only by some slight bumping at the spine ends, one small chip at top of rear panel (matching damage to book), and two crayoned numbers at the bottom of the front flap; all in all, still an attractive copy]. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Poems for Peter, Borie, Lysbeth Boyd
2 Borie, Lysbeth Boyd Poems for Peter
Philadelphia/London J.B. Lippincott Company 1928 NO 2nd impression Hardcover Good Illustrated by Lisl Hummel 
(no dust jacket; quarter green cloth, decorated paper-covered boards) [worn but intact copy, hinges weak but holding, some external soiling (including faint beverage-glass ring on front cover), two previous owners' single names inside (one on front pastedown, one on ffep) otherwise internally clean]. ("scissors-cuts") 43 one-page poems, each illustrated with a "scissors-cut," essentially a black-and-white silhouette; similar illustrations appear on the endpapers. ("Second impression" is stated only on the half-title page.) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fat Baron, Boutell, Clip; pictures by Frank Lieberman
3 Boutell, Clip; pictures by Frank Lieberman The Fat Baron
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1946 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by Frank Lieberman 
[nice-looking copy, slight fading to cloth along top edges, pencilled gift inscription from 1951 (in child's hand) on half-title page but otherwise unmarked; jacket shows minor wear at edges/corners, a couple of itsy-bitsy tears at top edge]. "Once there was a baron whose whole name was Baron Frederick Charles Henry Maximilian Francis Avoirdupois. But his name was not easy to remember, so everyone called him The Fat Baron -- and he certainly was fat. More than anything else in the world he liked to eat. Then along came Sir Reginald the Fierce, who saw The Fat Baron's plump cows and chickens, and attacked the castle. While Sir Reginald lived off the fat of The Fat Baron's land, the poor besieged Fat Baron grew thinner and thinner -- because there was nothing left in the castle to eat but a few weeds the cook boiled up for dinner." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Freddy and the Perilous Adventure, Brooks, Walter R.
4 Brooks, Walter R. Freddy and the Perilous Adventure
New York Alfred A. Knopf (c.1986, 1942) 0-394-97601-0 / 9780394976013 Reprint Hardcover First Printing Very Good+ Illustrated by Kurt Wiese 
(pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [solid copy, light handling wear, faint soiling to spine]. A Freddy the Pig adventure. "Freddy's always been an honest pig, but when he's accused of stealing a valuable balloon from the circus, it's hard to deny -- especially since he's flown away over the horizon! Despite the faith of Breckenridge the eagle and Leo the lion, even Farmer Bean has to admit that it looks bad for the airborne pig's reputation." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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More To and Again, Brooks, Walter R.
5 Brooks, Walter R. More To and Again
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1930 NO First Edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by Kurt Wiese 
(no dust jacket) [worn and somewhat soiled copy, front hinge weak but still a generally solid copy, with some slight fraying at corners and one small nick in spine cloth at front hinge; internally quite decent, with a couple of small edge- and corner-tears; attractive vintage bookplate on front pastedown, plus a one-time owner has neatly written the names of the various characters next to the endpaper illustrations of same; this might also be considered a "misprinted" copy, since the frontispiece and title-page illustrations have been printed in yellow ink only, which of course makes them almost unseeable against the off-white paper]. The author's second "Freddy the Pig" adventure, in which the intrepid porker and his animal compatriots, inspired by their recent trip to Florida, decide to start their own company, Barnyard Tours, Inc. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Cheerful: A Picture Story, Brown, Palmer
6 Brown, Palmer Cheerful: A Picture Story
New York Harper & Row (c.1957) Unstated edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by the author 
[lovely copy, minor soiling to book covers, light foxing on top edge; jacket shows minimal wear, faint stain on upper front panel]. Exceptional copy; a nice clean example, especially, of a jacket that is easily worn and soiled. (No printing is specified, but the Harper & Row imprint dates this particular book as 1962 or later; the printed price on the jacket flap is $1.95.) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Wonders of Robots, Chester, Michael
7 Chester, Michael The Wonders of Robots
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons (c.1962) Unstated edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Bill Plummer 
(pictorial covers; no dust jacket) [the "Putnam Guaranteed Library Binding," although this is NOT an ex-library book; moderate soiling to covers, light bumping/fraying to a couple of corners, internally clean]. (The Wonders of Science Library) Series "There are robots all around us. They do not clank, neither do they resemble the tin woodman in The Wizard of Oz. Many robots are smaller than the home thermostat, which is itself a robot. [The author] describes how man designs robots to control certain anticipated happenings. A robot is not required to think, but it does 'feel' or 'see' or 'hear,' or perhaps possesses a combination of such senses. Its job is to react to the condition which it does sense." (You know, like "Danger! Danger! That does not compute!") 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Spencer and His Friends, Dana, Barbara
8 Dana, Barbara Spencer and His Friends
New York Atheneum 1966 2nd printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast 
[ex-school library, very little wear and with minimal markings (just a small stamp on the half-title page and the remnants of a removed label on the rear fep); jacket unevenly sunned along spine, otherwise just a tiny bit of soiling]. "Spencer is not much of a horse. His ears don't stand up straight and he has a sway back. He lives in the town of Grum, where everybody talks to everybody else. Spencer's best friends are Roland a raccoon, Simon a Siamese cat, Fred a dog, Gunther a plow horse, Mr. White a father, Mrs. White a mother, and Peter a boy. They all live together on a farm and have very satisfying adventures." First book by this actress/author. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Doublefields: Memories and Stories, Enright, Elizabeth
9 Enright, Elizabeth Doublefields: Memories and Stories
New York Harcourt, Brace & World (c.1966) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Irene Haas 
[tiny smudge on top edge of text block and just the slightest trace of fading to cloth at top edge, otherwise a flawless book; the jacket is in perfect, as-new condition, having had the good fortune to spend most of its life enclosed and protected by a second copy of the jacket]. Comprised of eleven autobiographical pieces ("Memories") and ten short stories, this was the last published book by this renowned children's author and illustrator (1909-1968), who also wrote a great deal of short fiction for adult readers, which appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. Two of Enright's books were Newbury award winners ("Thimble Summer," 1939, and "Gone-Away Lake," 1958), and over the course of her career six of her stories were chosen for inclusion in the annual O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies -- including "The Eclipse," contained in this volume, oddly, in the "Memories" section. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Merry Mouse, Evers, Helen & Alf
10 Evers, Helen & Alf The Merry Mouse
New York Farrar & Rinehart (c.1936) Presumed 1st Hardcover Good 
(paper-covered boards, no dust jacket) [worn at corners (boards a little exposed), spine externally reinforced with masking tape (I didn't do it!), some markings on rear cover, one-time owner's name on half-title page]. Starts out with "Hickory, dickory, dock," but soon veers away from that old standard to narrate the exploits of a lonely little mouse. Like all of these authors' early books, this one is quite scarce. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Felton, Harold W. Mike Fink: Best of the Keelboatmen
New York Dodd, Mead & Company (c.1960) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dj Illustrated by Aldren A. Watson 
[ex-library book, markings confined to ffep (with pocket) and title page, previous owner's name also on ffep, general shelfwear but still a solid copy; jacket flaps glued down, jacket protected by a somewhat scuffed plastic protector, small call number label on spine]. Juvenile "biography" of the legendary title character, "as true as life and history and imagination can make him." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Children of the Moor, Fitinghoff, Laura (translated from the Swedish by Siri Andrews)
12 Fitinghoff, Laura (translated from the Swedish by Siri Andrews) Children of the Moor
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin Company (c.1927) 1st (U.S.) edition Hardcover Good Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren 
(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, fading/soiling to spine cloth, bottom corners bumped, some soiling to page edges]. (color frontispiece, 3 B&W plates) Children's novel noted for the realism of its historical background, the Swedish famine of the 1860s; originally published in 1907 as "Barnen från Frostmofjället." Its genesis is explained in the introduction by Clara Whitehill Hunt: "The author...grew up in a large and wealthy parsonage in Ångermanland, Sweden. She was one of five children in a home 'where music and spiritual nourishment were given the children just as naturally as milk and bread were given other children,' writes her daughter. In the parsonage were entertained such distinguished people as Jenny Lind, King Charles XV, and King Oscar II, but the poor of the great parish, too, were welcome guests. During famine years, when groups of starving people wandered over Sweden, none were turned away empty-handed from Pastor Runsten's door; and the scenes of one particularly sad famine year so impressed a gifted daughter of the house that the beautiful and moving story of 'Children of the Moor' was written." A film adaptation of the book was produced in Sweden in 1945. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, Fleming, Ian
13 Fleming, Ian Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car
New York Random House (c.1964) NO First American Edition Hardcover 2nd or 3rd printing Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by John Burningham 
(price-clipped) [very slight bump to top front corner of book, no other discernible wear; jacket has a couple of itsy-bitsy tears and associated minor scrunching at top front hinge, another tiny closed tear at bottom left of front panel (with a touch of soiling there), and shows a tiny bit of wear and light soiling along the spine]. (pen and ink drawings) The wacky and whimsical adventures of a British family with an inventor-father. Filmed wackily and whimsically in Super Panavision in 1968 with Dick Van Dyke as the dad, from a screenplay co-authored by Roald Dahl. (Although the jacket is price-clipped, the other observable points -- no specific printing statement on the copyright page, the absence of the postscript on the Dedication page, black topstain, green and black illustrated endpapers -- mark it as either the second or third printing of the U.S. edition.) 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The ABC Bunny, Gag, Wanda
14 Gag, Wanda The ABC Bunny
New York Coward-McCann Inc. 1933 NO First Edition Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by the author 
(no dust jacket) [shelfwear to bottom edge, slight exposure of board at bottom corners, about half of spine covering has flaked or chipped off, but binding still fully intact; front cover illustration shows wear only at edges, rear cover has just a couple of tiny scrape marks near the center]. "B for Bunny snug a-bed." A very presentable copy of this perennial classic, despite the noted wear; clean inside and out except for a discreet and neat pencil signature (not a child's!) at the top of the front pastedown. Protected by a custom-fashioned mylar wrap. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Uncle Wiggily and the Littletails, Garis, Howard R.
15 Garis, Howard R. Uncle Wiggily and the Littletails
New York Platt & Munk Co. Inc. (c.1942) Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dj Illustrated by Elmer Rache 
[moderately worn, light spotting to cloth, two small tape marks on each pastedown, bottom corner of ffep torn away; jacket edgeworn but quite presentable, small piece missing from bottom right-hand corner of front panel, old tape reinforcement across both ends of spine, two small tape marks on each jacket flap]. (color frontispiece; no illus. in text) The story of Sammie and Susie Littletail, "two little bunny rabbits who lived with their Uncle Wiggily [and] were good little rabbits, and they had wonderful fun and adventures with their Uncle Wiggily." This title is the last of 8 Wiggily titles listed on the rear jacket panel, so I assume it to be an early printing -- but not a first, since it has only the color frontispiece and not the 5 color plates present in other copies; no printed price on jacket flap, although there is a price written in pencil (.85). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Hale, Robert Beverly Snowland
Garden City NY Doubleday & Co. (c.1971) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Larry Ross 
(pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [ex-library w/typical but not overdone markings/stamps (incl. stamp on top edge, residue from neatly-removed pocket on ffep); both ends of spine bumped/worn, minor soiling to covers]. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Bobbsey Twins at Spruce Lake, Hope, Laura Lee
17 Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins at Spruce Lake
New York Grosset & Dunlap (c.1930) NO Later Printing (see description) Hardcover Very Good in Good dj Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers (dj illus: Thelma Gooch) 
[solid copy, bound in green cloth with paste-on front cover illustration (especially nice with only light rubbing), slight bumping/wear at all corners, small faded spots at extremities of spine cloth, one-time owner's initials in pencil at top of ffep; jacket is worn, with small tears and a bit of paper loss at all corners (but no loss of text or illustration)]. (frontispiece + 3 B&W plates) Book no. 23 in the popular series -- "books that charm the hearts of the little ones, and of which they will never tire." I am by no means a specialist on these books, but this would appear to be a 1931 printing of the book itself, although since its own title is the last in the series list on the copyright page, it may have been issued prior to the 1931 B.T. entry ("The B.T. Wonderful Secret"); note, however, that the list on the front jacket flap DOES include "Wonderful Secret." The rear jacket flap lists 12 titles in the "Honey Bunch" series, through "Her First Trip in an Airplane" (also 1931), and several of the series lists in the various ads in the back of the book also include 1931 titles. The rear jacket panel has cut-out dolls of Flossie and Freddie, fully intact. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Krull, Kathleen Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought)
San Diego Harcourt, Brace & Co. (c.1994) 0-15-248009-9 / 9780152480097 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt 
(price-clipped) [tight, attractive copy: book is flawless except for a faint dampstain on the copyright page; rear panel of jacket is rubbed]. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Legend of the Christmas Rose [limited/numbered edition], Lagerlof, Selma
19 Lagerlof, Selma The Legend of the Christmas Rose [limited/numbered edition]
New York The Aldus Printers (For Abbott Kimball) 1954 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(red decorated boards) [lovely copy, very light wear at the extremities but otherwise almost new in appearance; in original glassine jacket, which has some wrinkling near top of of front panel and one small tear and associated creasing at bottom edge of front panel (note that I have scanned the book WITHOUT the glassine)]. Excerpted from the author's "The Girl from the Marsh Croft," originally published in 1915. Hand-numbered (Copy No. 550, of an unknown number); "printed for the friends of Abbott Kimball" for Christmas 1954. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Doctor Dolittle's Post Office, Lofting, Hugh
20 Lofting, Hugh Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
Philadelphia/New York J.B. Lippincott Company (c.1951, 1923) NO 25th printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by the author 
[some modest wear to spine ends, slight fading to cloth along top edge; jacket a bit stained on rear panel but still quite attractive]. Nice-looking copy of the third Doctor Dolittle book, printed at a time when the original texts had not yet been altered as a result of the author's generally paternalistic (at best) depiction of native Africans. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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