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Image for Little Mother's Cook Book :  A Guide to Cooking for Children

Little Mother's Cook Book : A Guide to Cooking for Children

By: Amick, Lon; Illustrated by Jack O'Hara

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Pixie Press: 1952

Seller ID: 21272

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


32 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Tall hardcover, yellow and blue illustrated boards, 32 pages, numerous b/w and monochrome illustrations, 14 full color illustrations, 13 easy recipes suitable for young children. ; Stories by Lon Amick. Charming illustrations featuring many happy pixies (fairies) and forest animals by Jack O'Hara. ; Light edgewear. Very small very faint mark in 'Belongs To' box otherwise no marks, no other defects. Remarkably clean and tight. Scarce in any condition. View more info

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Water People : The Golden Hour Rainbow Edition

By: Bronson, Wilfrid Swanscourt, with Bessie Blackstone Coleman; Illustrated by Wilfred S. Bronson

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Wise-Parslow Company: 1935

Seller ID: 21286

ISBN: 1111277621

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


119 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, black lettering and decor, beautiful full-color illustrated endpapers, appendix, 40 color illustrations arranged in pairs, with sea creatures on the left and their land-based namesakes on the right. ; 1935, Golden Hour Rainbow Edition stated. Appendix of study questions by Bessie Blackstone Coleman. Written for ages 9 to 12 but suitable for children of all ages. ; This book tells about fish and other sea creatures, focusing on those named after land animals or objects, including: angel fish, angler fish, barber fish, basket fish, bottle... View more info

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I Remember Mrs. Sadie

By: Caffey, Jacquelyn; Illustrated by Abdel-Aziz Ramzah

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Jacquelyn Caffey: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19401

Condition: Very Good+


12 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Softcover, yellow covers, 12 pages, 13 b/w illustrations, small b/w photo of author. Inside front cover inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Written for younger elementary children. Author tells true story of Mrs. Sadie, a colorful woman who rented a room in author's house when author was a child, and who 'did day work for white folks in our town, Meridian, Mississippi for about 7dols a week'. ; Very light edgewear. Small smudges on front. Owner name in small letters on inside front cover. View more info

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My Very First Book of Colors : (1e, 1st Edition, Signed)

By: Carle, Eric; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21196

ISBN: 0690573650

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Softcover, yellow stiff covers, wire spiral binding, cardstock pages. Each page is divided horizontally, with colors on the top, objects on the bottom, for the child to match. 20 pages illustrated one side only. ; Signed 1st edition. Published in New York by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974. ; Very light light thumb crease to front cover. Inside front cover inscribed to Gladys and SIGNED by author-illustrator Eric Carle. No other defects. Scarce. ; My Very First Library Series; Vol. 2 View more info

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My Very First Book of Shapes : (1e, 1st Edition, Signed)

By: Carle, Eric; Illustrated by Eric Carle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21197

ISBN: 0690573677

Condition: Near Fine


20 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Softcover, red stiff covers, wire spiral binding, cardstock pages. Each page is divided horizontally, with shapes on the top, objects on the bottom, for the child to match. 20 pages illustrated one side only. ; Signed 1st edition. Published in New York by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974. ; Inside front cover inscribed to Gladys and SIGNED by author-illustrator Eric Carle. ; My Very First Library Series; Vol. 1 View more info

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Finger Frolics : Over 250 Fingerplays for Young Children from 3 Years

By: Cromwell, Liz; Illustrated by Joan Lockwood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Discovery Toys: 1985

Seller ID: 20156

Condition: Fair


112 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, black plastic comb binding, 112 pages, 250 fingerplays (rhymes with motions to amuse very small children) illustrated throughout with b/w line drawings. ; Copyright 1976. This edition 1985. ; This wonderful book is divided into helpful topics including Seasons. Holidays. Animals. Transportation. Much more. ; We have graded this item Fair. Minor wear to edges. No marks. Binding tight. However, last page, which is blank apart from headline "Additional Favorites" is torn and bottom half is missing. View more info

Finger Frolics : Fingerplays for Young Children, Revised, over 200 New Fingerplays

By: Cromwell, Liz; Illustrated by Joan Lockwood

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Partner Press: 1983

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 20181

ISBN: 0933212100

Condition: Very Good+


112 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, black plastic comb binding, [vi] + 112 pages, 200 fingerplays (rhymes with motions to amuse very small children) illustrated throughout with b/w line drawings. ; Copyright 1976. This is revised edition 1983. ; Compiled by Liz Cromwell, Dixie Hibner, John R. Faitel and others. This wonderful book is divided into helpful topics including Seasons. Holidays. Animals. Transportation. Much more. ; Very little wear. Owner name penned on title page. No other marks. Binding tight. View more info

Golden Legacy Illustrated History Magazine, Volume 3 : Crispus Attucks and the Minutemen

By: Fitzgerald, Bertram A. Jr. and Joan Bacchus; Illustrated by Tom Feelings

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fitzgerald Publishing Company: 1968

Seller ID: 18769

Condition: Poor


32 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Softcover, 32 unnumbered pages, illustrated throughout in full color in comic-book style. Dramatic retelling of the story of Crispus Attucks during era just before American Revolution. ; Editor in chief: Bertram A. Fitzgerald Jr. Writers: Joan Bacchus, Francis Taylor. Artists: Joan Bacchus, Tom Feelings, Ezra Jackson. Consultant: Benjamin Quarles. ; We have graded this item Poor. Outer cover is missing. First leaf is missing a chip to lower corner, affecting only the word 'and' which is discernable from context. Otherwise intact and clean. Sold as is. ; Golden Le... View more info

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How to Tell Good People from Bad People : This is Your Secret Book

By: Golden Rule

Price: $16.00

Publisher: International Order of the Golden Rule: 1964

Seller ID: 20287

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White softcover, self-wraps, 16 unnumbered pages including covers, 16 line illustrations, printed throughout in black and red. ; Scary booklet for children with basic info such as 'Don't ever get in a car unless Mother or Daddy says Yes.' Published by International Order of the Golden Rule, Springfield, Illinois. Distributed by Harper Mulligan Funeral Home (now Peace Chapel Funeral Home) Detroit, Michigan. ; Covers show very minor wear, slight discoloration. Small spots to three pages. Two leaves have a small closed tear not affecting any text. Everything readab... View more info

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Really So Stories

By: Gordon, Elizabeth; Illustrated by John Rae

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Wise-Parslow Company: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 21285

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


96 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, gray-green cloth, red lettering and decor, 96 pages, red and black illustrated endpapers, 40 short stories about American history, customs, holidays, innovations, etc; 57 color illustrations, some full-page, with captions. ; Originally published 1924. This is 2nd edition, 1937. ; Front cover illustration of boy and dog with radio, both boy and dog have earphones wired to radio. ; Written for children who ask questions about real things, such as: Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Carrier pigeons. Clocks. Cotton. Forks. Lent. Mayflower. Silk. Telegraph. Umbre... View more info

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History and Gossip in Mother Goose Rhymes : (Signed)

By: Johnson, Mason Purnell; Illustrated by Evelyn Wright

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harlo Press: 1983

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17192

ISBN: 0818700513

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


64 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, gold lettering and decor, 64 pages, bibliography, more than 50 well-known nursery rhymes given and explained. ; Copyright 1981. This is 3rd printing, 1983.; Minor exterior wear. One leaf has small spot in margin. Front endpaper SIGNED by author. View more info

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History and Gossip in Mother Goose Rhymes : (Signed)

By: Johnson, Mason Purnell; Illustrated by Evelyn Wright

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harlo Press: 1985

Edition: Fourth Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20944

ISBN: 0818700513

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


64 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, gold lettering and decor, Old King Cole on front, 64 pages, bibliography, more than 50 well-known nursery rhymes given and explained. ; Copyright 1981. This is 4th printing, 1985.; No visible wear. Front endpaper SIGNED by author. View more info

Image for McGuffey's New Fifth Eclectic Reader :   (Book 5, 5th) Selected and Original Exercises for Schools, 1866

McGuffey's New Fifth Eclectic Reader : (Book 5, 5th) Selected and Original Exercises for Schools, 1866

By: McGuffey, William H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wilson, Hinkle & Company: 1866

Seller ID: 4300

Condition: Good+


338 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; This is an actual book from 1866, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint. ; Hardcover, dark brown leather over spine, brown pebbled cloth boards blindstamped with title and decor, marbled edges, 338 pages, 101 lessons. ; Early reprint of 1857 revised edition. This edition 1866. Copyright holder Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle, Cincinnati, Ohio. ; Classic 19th century American schoolbook with lessons in reading, grammar, articulation, as well as history, philosophy, great literature, etc. ; Spine has small chips at each end. Gilt dull but readable. Owner name (Miss I... View more info

Daniel Boone : Hunter, Trapper and Indian Fighter

By: Moore, Lilian; Illustrated by William Moyers

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Random House: 1955

Seller ID: 20399

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


64 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, 64 pages, illustrated throughout, every other page in color. ; Copyright 1955. Editorial supervisor Josette Frank. True story of the life of Daniel Boone, written for children about age 7 to 12. ; Very little wear. Juvenile name erased from Belongs-to page. Upper front tip and ends of spine show moderate wear, otherwise book appears unused. Main defect: plastic coating on boards has numerous small areas in which coloration from below the coating has turned pale, as is common for books of this type. (See our image) Scarce in this condition. View more info

Image for Cecil's Books of Natural History :  Part 1 Beasts, Part 2 Birds, Part 3 Insects, Profusely Illustrated

Cecil's Books of Natural History : Part 1 Beasts, Part 2 Birds, Part 3 Insects, Profusely Illustrated

By: Peabody, Selim H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1881

Seller ID: 21160

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


684 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, black rules, gilt lettering and decor, [viii] + 214 + 234 + 228 pages, 684 total pages, gray-green endpapers, one b/w illustrated plate for each chapter showing one to four specimens of each creature, 33 b/w plates. ; Copyright 1879. This edition 1881. Written for children of the 1880s. ; Topics include: Squirrels. Beavers. Deer. Bats. Cattle. Swallows. Woodpeckers. Crows. Owls. Parrots. Ants. Bees. Spiders. Locusts. Mosquitoes. Butterflies. More. ; Exterior shows only minor wear. Old name in faded ink on front endpaper and in pencil on f... View more info

Art of Making Comic Books, The

By: Pellowski, Michael M. ; Illustrated by Howard Bender

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Lerner Publications Company: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 315

ISBN: 0822523043

Condition: Near Fine


80 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Tall softcover, 80 pages, 30+ color and numerous b/w photos and illustrationsbrief glossary, index. ; Basics of comic book writing and illustrating, for beginners and young people. ; Slight crease to front cover. No other defects. View more info

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Sander's Rhetorical, Or, Union Fifth Reader : Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles of Rhetorical Reading

By: Sanders, Charles W.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 16314

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


600 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, black embossed leather over spine, dark brown cloth over boards, gilt spine title, marbled edges, 600 pages including 30 pages explaining principles of elocution or dramatic reading, 190 selections by various great writers for use as exercises in elocution, with brief bios of writers. ; Copyright 1862. This edition 1867. Yes, this is an actual leather-bound school book from 1867, not a flimsy overpriced computer-generated reprint. ; Book shows moderate wear all around. Name and address in old ink on front endpaper, and also old bookseller's stamp on sa... View more info

Seventy Lessons in Spelling : A Complete Collection of Difficult Common Words, with Definitions and Pronunciations

By: Williams, Louis, and Fernando Rogers

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Williams & Rogers;: 1898

Seller ID: 14786

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


144 pages; 16mo (6") 15 cm; Small hardcover, 4.25 x 6 inches, 110 x 153 mm, 144 pages, full brown cloth, black lettering, appendix, text in 2 columns. ; Copyright 1885. This edition 1898. ; Complete subtitle: 'A Complete Collection of Difficult Common Words, with Definitions and Pronunciations, and an Appendix, Containing Rules for the Use of Capital Letters, and a List of Abbreviations, Arranged for the Use of Business Colleges, Academies, High Schools, Etc.' ; Very light shelfwear. A few pages have small pale spots. Everything readable. Binding tight. View more info