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1 Lampkin, John Chadwick, illustrations by Peggy Lampkin A BOY NAMED NICKY
[Saranac, MI] 1994 Stated First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
The story of Nicholas Klaus and how he grew up to become Santa Claus. Pictorial wraps, perfect bound, covers and 11 additional illustrations, all in color, place per OCLC, no publisher noted. This copy bears the signed inscription: With warm wishes for a happy Christmas, Peg & Chad. Scarce, OCLC located but 2 copies. ; 6.5 x 9"; 61 pp; No sign of appreciable wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A BOY SCOUT AROUND THE WORLD, A Boy Scout Adventure, Huld, Palle
2 Huld, Palle A BOY SCOUT AROUND THE WORLD, A Boy Scout Adventure
New York Coward - McCann, Inc. 1929 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publishers blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in yellow and black, top stain yellow, b&w photographs, translated into English by Eleanor Hard; 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"; xvi, 197 pp; Spine lightly dulled and with some vertical creasing, lightly sunned on rear panel, sound binding, no inscriptions, a few spots of foxing or soiling on pages that are generally clean and unmarked, 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Angus Lost, Flack, Marjorie
3 Flack, Marjorie Angus Lost
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company (1932) No edition noted Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Paper boards with color illustrations to covers, illustrated within (mostly b&w, some color). Pages are not numbered.; Oblong, 9-3/4" x 6-3/4"; Light soiling to covers, lacking top 1/2" of spine cover, prior owner name to front cover, front free endpaper and title page, binding cords a bit loose, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Bird Kingdom of the Mayas, Bowes, Anna LaBastille; Anita Benarde (illustrated by)
4 Bowes, Anna LaBastille; Anita Benarde (illustrated by) Bird Kingdom of the Mayas
Princeton, New Jersey D. Van Nostrand Company 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Eleven stories. Red cloth, gold titling, illustrations in red and black, some being full page, white pictorial dust jacket ; 6 x 9"; 80 pp; Slight corner wear to book, sound binding, clean and unmarked within. Jacket soiled, edgeworn with small closed tears, not price clipped ($3.95), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Chippewa Tales, Cappel, Jeanne L'Strange  (Wa-be-no O-pee-chee)
5 Cappel, Jeanne L'Strange (Wa-be-no O-pee-chee) Chippewa Tales
Los Angeles, California Press of Wetzel Publishing Company 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Uncommon book with 17 tales for girls by an Indian woman. Red paper over boards, lettered in black on front, frontispiece is tipped in portrait of author in Indian attire (R. H. Stone photo). This copy signed in pen on front flyleaf: With kindest regards from the author, Wa-be-no O-pee-chee and with her address penned under her name on the title page. ; 5-1/4" x 7-3/4"; 64 pp; Wear at top of spine and corners, light soiling, solid hinges, pages clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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CRICKET BOY A Chinese Tale Retold by, Ziner, Feenie; Illustrated by Ed Young
6 Ziner, Feenie; Illustrated by Ed Young CRICKET BOY A Chinese Tale Retold by
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1977 0-385-12506-2 / 9780385125062 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Cream coated paper boards with color cover illustration (same as on jacket), tan endpapers, tale appears on left-hand pages opposite full page illustrations, unpaginated. Color pictorial dust jacket. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. ; 8-3/4" x 11-1/4"; [43] pp; Signed by Author; Book shows little wear. Jacket lightly shelfworn with short closed tears along edges, price clipped, in clear protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Elfriede. Erzählung für die Jugend., Helm, Clementine
7 Helm, Clementine Elfriede. Erzählung für die Jugend.
Stuttgart und Leipzig William Effenberger Dritte Auflage Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Freie Bearbeitung von L. Ulbach's "Le parrain de Cendrillon". Original blue cloth with cover illustration of a woman in color, page edges dyed red, dark endpapers, 3 chromolithographs and 16 additional plates printed in purple ink. Not dated, OCLC notes an edition at 1890, this is perhaps mid-1890s. Text in German. ; 6 x 8.5"; 176 pp; Light soiling to boards, corners lightly bumped, hinges remain sound, prior owner name inked over on half-title, a few pages with corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Every Child's Folk Songs and Games, Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
8 Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin Every Child's Folk Songs and Games
Springfield, Massachusetts Milton Bradley Company 1914 (1917) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark green cloth, front board with circular pastedown illustration of a girl and white lettering, nursery rhymes and stories adapted to music. Dated 1914 on title page and 1917 on copyright page.; 9-1/2" x 12-1/4"; 89 pp; Covers rubbed, edgeworn and lightly soiled, nick to cloth along bottom edge and wear at top/bottom of spine, no writing but pages have the occasional spot of soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Gian Carlo, Brundage, Burr Cartwright;  Illustrated by Bruce Hodgell
9 Brundage, Burr Cartwright; Illustrated by Bruce Hodgell Gian Carlo
St. Petersburg, Fla. Valkyrie Press 1975 0-912760-04-4 / 9780912760049 First Edition; Stated First Printing Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Stiff white wraps, cover illustration of cat, many additional illustrations of this Siamese accompany the story, unpaginated with about 50 pages. This copy with an inscription penned and signed by the author on the FFEP: For ______ _______ in admiration of her work, Burr C. Brundage. ; 8-1/2" x 10"; Signed by Author; Covers lightly soiled, internally very nice. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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GOLD: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It, Meltzer, Milton
10 Meltzer, Milton GOLD: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It
New York HarperCollins Publishers 1993 0-06-022983-7 / 9780060229832 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Gold paper boards embossed with title, gilt lettered purple spine cloth, purple endpapers, many b&w illustrations. Dust jacket with color cover illustrations, lettered in gold, black and blue. ; 7" x 8-1/4"; 167 pp; Book has the faintest of rippling limited to the top edge and is otherwise in fine, completely unmarked condition. Jacket has no wear of note, not price clipped ($15.00), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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GOOD STORIES for Wee Little Willie and his Wee Little Friends, Anon
11 Anon GOOD STORIES for Wee Little Willie and his Wee Little Friends
New York Leavitt & Allen c1868 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth, blindstamped decorations to boards, gilt spine lettering, nine stories illustrated with b&w drawings. Uncommon series of books. Spine notes series as Wee Little Willie's Story Books; title page notes this as Wee Little Willie's Library. The book is undated, but was offered as a Reward of Merit for a student of the Walnut Grove District with an inscription penned in 1868 by the instructor.; 4-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 128 pp; An OCLC search for this title notes but a single holding, at the University of Kansas. OCLC also lists a companion title for a girl, Katie, noting the author as George A. Leavitt and but two holdings -- at the University of Florida and Brown. ; Cloth worn at corners and with a small area lifting away from front board, pages with occasional foxing, usually near page edges. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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How Freckle Frog Made Herself Pretty, Herr, Charlotte B.; Frances Beem (Designs)
12 Herr, Charlotte B.; Frances Beem (Designs) How Freckle Frog Made Herself Pretty
Chicago P. F. Volland & Co. 1913 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Tan paper boards, lettered in green on front, cover illustration, half page illustrations on title page, the first page and the last page, 7 additional full page illustrations, all illustrations in cover, 19 unnumbered pages. ; 4-1/2" x 6-1/4"; Lightly soiled with minor wear noted at the corners and top of spine, lower part of spine missing paper covering to reveal the backstrip, paper is starting to split from the backstrip, overall binding is a bit loose though holding, prior owners inscription dated 1915 on copyright page in space provided. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Little Bertie, and other stories.
13 Little Bertie, and other stories.
Boston Henry A. Young & Co. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
The Moss Rose Series. A small hardcover, bound in red cloth, blindstamped cover decorations, gilt spine lettering, sewn binding, illustrated in b&w. Undated, late Victorian-era production. ; 3" x 4-1/2"; 64 pp; Covers rubbed, gift inscription and ownership inscriptions at front (ca 1900 pen). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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MOONSAILORS, Smith, Buckley
14 Smith, Buckley MOONSAILORS
La Jolla and London Green Tiger Press 1985 0-88138-039-3 / 9780881380392 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A Star and Elephant Book. Illustrated jacket over wrappers, full page illustrations. ; 8-1/4" x 10-1/2"; Jacket lightly worn at edges, internally fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Kimball, Thomas L. (Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board) Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine (Volume I complete, Numbers 1 - 10, all issued for 1967)
Philadelphia, Pa. National Wildlife Federation 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Issues are stapled self-wraps with 48 pages per issue including covers, illustrated in color. All contained within the publishers brown cloth binder having metal fasteners to hold issues in, binder cover titled in gold. ; 8" x 10"; Issues are VG- to VG+. First two issues with closed tears to covers at bottom of hinge. Second issue with closed tears at bottom edge of last 3 leaves. First issue with inked name to Charter Membership to Ranger Rick's Nature Club certificate. Issues are otherwise unmarked though with some wrinkling to pages from use. Binder is good only, with both boards curled, prior owner bookplate inside front cover and front hinge with outer cloth split now attached solely by inner hinge cloth. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Lancewood, Lawrence SIDNEY DE GREY; or, THE RIVAL SCHOOLBOYS.
Boston Graves and Young 1868 Later Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
The first of the Lindendale Stories. Rose cloth, gilt spine lettering, double-frontispiece and additional plates. ; 4-1/2" x 6-3/4"; 256 pp; Boards faded, worn at top.bottom of spine and at corners, lacks tissue guard from frontispiece, solid binding, free of writing, scattered foxing to pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Stop and Look! Illusions, Supraner, Robyn (Illustrated by Renzo Barto)
17 Supraner, Robyn (Illustrated by Renzo Barto) Stop and Look! Illusions
Mahwah, New Jersey Troll Associates 1981 0-89375-434-X / 9780893754341 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Purple paper illustrated boards, illustrated pages offer children a chance to create or observe optical illusions. Uncommon as hardcover. ; 8" x 9-1/2"; 48 pp; Light wear to corners, slightly rubbed. a few pages with very light soiling. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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SZAZKI: Tales and Legends of Old Russia., Zeitlin, Ida (Told by); Theodore Nadejen (Illustrated by)
18 Zeitlin, Ida (Told by); Theodore Nadejen (Illustrated by) SZAZKI: Tales and Legends of Old Russia.
New York George H. Doran Company (1926) Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
A collection of twelve wonder-tales of native origin, gathered from various sources and told here [in English], in most cases for the first time, in a setting of rhythmic prose. Publishers green cloth, gilt and embossed decoration front, blue lettering front and spine, decorative endpapers, b&w illustrations in-line with text, 24 tipped-in illustrations on plates - some full color, others are b&w drawings on gold paper. Pictorial dust jacket. Heavy, USPS Media Mail as expected, others extra.; 7" x 10-1/4"; 335 pp; Covers lightly soiled, worn at corners and top/bottom of spine, hinges a bit loose though still holding quite well, prior owner name inked on half-title dated 1927, faint wrinkling seen on first few leaves, scattered foxing throughout, a few pages show light soiling, all are free of writing. Dust jacket soiled, quite worn along edges and folds, with significant losses along top and bottom edges, not price clipped (Five Dollars Net), protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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19 Chaffee, Allen TAWNY GOES HUNTING
New York Random House 1937 Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
With illustrations (in two colors) by Paul Bransom. Tan cloth, front pastedown illustration, brown spine lettering. 1937 date on title and copyright pages, no printing or edition noted. ; 7" x 10"; 79 pp; Book is soiled along top edge, spine darkened, covers lightly sunned (mosty along top edge), solid hinges, pages clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is complete but soiled, lightly edgeworn, unclipped retaining original $2.00 price, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Great Cannon Beach Mouse Caper, Waugh, Peter (Illustrated by Don Sunderland)
20 Waugh, Peter (Illustrated by Don Sunderland) The Great Cannon Beach Mouse Caper
Seattle, WA Educare Press 2002 0-944638-38-4 / 9780944638385 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
A story about some well educated mice on a journey from St. Louis to the Cannon Beach, Oregon coastal community, loosely following in the steps of explorers Lewis and Clark some years earlier. Lavender paper boards, gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. This copy is a first printing (1 on the number line) and is signed and dated in ink by the author on the title page in the year of publication. ; Oblong, 11-1/4" x 8-3/4"; 99 pp; Signed by Author; Book has no wear of note, very slight shelfwear to jacket, in clear protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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