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Red Apple, The, and Other Stories

By: Crowell, Thomas Y.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell: 1898

Seller ID: 18198

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


124 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Small hardcover, red-brown cloth, 124 pages, gilt lettering and black decor on front and spine, small color paste-down on front showing five little children playing, 3 b/w illustrations including frontispiece. ; Copyright 1878. This unit undated but we assume 1898. One volume of many hundreds published in the 19th century for the Christian education of little ones. This one includes 14 short stories featuring young protagonists in everyday life. ; Exterior worn, cloth frayed at heel and crown, juvenile scribbles in margins of three pages. 'Lorenzo Bingham, fr... View more info

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Mr. Bumps and His Monkey : 1e, 1st Edition, 1942

By: de la Mare, Walter ; Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop

Price: $21.00

Publisher: John C. Winston Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20286

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


69 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, full-color illustrated boards, [viii] + 69 pages, several small b/w illustrations, 8 full-page b/w illustrations, 6 full-page full-color illustrations. ; Introduction and illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop. ; Wonderful fun children's tale of the sailor John Bumps and of Jasper, his talking monkey. ; Book shows only minor shelfwear. No marks or defects. Matching jacket is present, unclipped, but visible edgewear, two very small closed tears near crown, one small chip to lower rear panel. Scarce in this condition. View more info

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Hardy Boys Detective Handbook, the : Revised Edition

By: Dixon, Franklin W., with William F. Flynn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1972

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 21263

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


214 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Blue and black hardcover, [x] + 214 pages, 88 b/w illustrations and line diagrams. ; Originally published 1959. This is Revised Edition, 1972. Written in consultation with special agent William F. Flynn, FBI, retired. Police investigative procedures explained; some in story form, some in reference form. Topics include: Footprints. Fingerprints. Surveillance. Court procedures. Narcotics. Detective jargon. Crime scene clues. Much more. ; Very light edgewear only. No marks or major defects. ; Hardy Boys Series View more info

Mother Goose : A New Popular Edition

By: Dorne, Maxwell, and Bill Sass

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Random House: 1949

Seller ID: 20069

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


69 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, illustrated boards, 69 pages, index, over 200 popular rhymes, over 60 illustrations in b/w and color including several full-page color photos of Claytoons (characters and sets made of polymer clay) ; Artwork and Claytoons directed by Maxwell Dorne and Bill Sass. Photos by Maxwell Dorne. ; Corners worn, a small area of coating peeling along rear joint. Gift note in a small hand penned on front endpaper dated 1956. No other defects. View more info

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Little Robbie's Picture Book : With Many Illustrations

By: Edwards, Mary Ellen; Illustrated by Harrison Weir

Price: $28.00

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons: 1885

Seller ID: 17191

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


126 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth over spine, full-color chromolithograph on front showing Little Robbie and his pet rabbit, 126 pages, 62 full-page monochrome illustrations, nearly 62 original one-page stories and descriptions, plus a few short poems, for young children. ; This is a children's annual, stuffed with various entertaining stories, poems, and short descriptions of amazing animals from faraway lands, all illustrated. No author listed. Many illustrations are by Mary Ellen Edwards and Harrison Weir. ; Quite worn but intact. Edges of boards chipped, corners rounded.... View more info

A to Z Picture Book

By: Fujikawa, Gyo; Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1975

Seller ID: 14474

ISBN: 0001381148

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


70 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Tall hardcover, 70 unnumbered pages, illustrated throughout in wonderful images, every other spread in full color. Each letter shown by many items (unicorn, umbrella, ukulele, unhappy, etc) and also in short rhymes. ; Isbn 0448132052. Copyright 1974. This is 1975 printing, stated. ; All corners show wear, as usual. Otherwise clean and intact, no writing, no scribbles. Binding tight. View more info

Adventures of Add-A-Pearl, the : A Story Book for Children

By: Grumbine, E. Evalyn; Illustrated by Hubert Townsend

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Add-A-Pearl Company: 1927

Seller ID: 19727

Condition: Good+


32 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Tan softcover booklet, 2 b/w illustrations and 7 monochrome illustrations in green. ; Printed by Rand McNally Company. Evalyn Grumbine later became Mrs. Andrew McNally. ; Charming story of little girl and her adventures with fairy people who live in her garden. ; Covers faintly foxed. Front cover has partial cup ring on lower part of cover. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce. View more info

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Ellen and Sarah, Or, the Samples : And, the Little Street Sweeper, a Story Founded on Facts

By: Halliday, Samuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1860

Seller ID: 5446

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


84 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Small hardcover, blue cloth, black decor, gilt spine lettering, 48 + 36 pgs, 84 total pages, 3 b/w illustrations. ; Two books in one: two short novellas with Christian morals for young children. 1) Ellen and Sarah, Or, the Samples. 2) The Little Street Sweeper, a Story Founded on Facts. ; This is an actual book published in London in 1860.; We have graded this item Fair. Cloth worn. Small front paste-on mostly gone. Penciled in old hand on front endpaper 'Herbert Coombs For Good Conduct by Nettie C. Hopkins Teacher'; on interior page 'H. Coombs, Dana Mills, Mai... View more info

Martha Armstrong-Hand's Living Dolls : A Picture Story

By: Hand, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Hobby House Press;: 1983

Seller ID: 15674

ISBN: 0875881998

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


40 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; Hardcover, green boards, 40 pages, 6 b/w photos, 24 full-page full-color photos featuring five individually sculpted doll characters of different ethnicities: Juanita, Michael, Kadra, Carol, Damien. Charming story with dolls sculpted by Martha Armstrong-Hand, well-known doll sculptor for Mattel toy company, and written by her husband David Hand, director of Disney films Bambi and Snow White. ; 'This is a story about a special grandma who sculpts beautiful children for doll collectors'. ; Light edgewear. Edges of boards also show faint scorch marks, which are v... View more info

Old Dame Trot : Illustrated

By: Hart, Elizabeth Anna

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1887

Seller ID: 17423

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


46 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, black cloth over spine, color illustrated boards, pink endpapers, 46 pages, 32 b/w illustrations reproduced from engravings. ; Short short stories, poems, rhymes, etc, for young children. Various authors and illustrators. ; Heavily worn. Front free endpaper chipped. Rear free endpaper missing. Child's name in old ink on front endpaper. Two pages have edge chips that partly affect illustrations, but everything is readable. Binding worn but intact. Sold as is. View more info

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Queen of the Pirate Isle, the : 1931 Edition

By: Harte, Bret; Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Company: 1931

Seller ID: 8450

Condition: Very Good


64 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, tan cloth, 64 pages, color illustration on front label depicting three children on overturned chairs dressed as pirates on pirate ships, 28 charming illustrations in full color. ; Originally published in 1885. This edition 1931. ; Light soiling and edgewear to cloth. Gift note in old ink on front endpaper. Pinhole in upper margin of one leaf. A few pages have very faint thumb smudges, otherwise interior clean. Binding tight and square. Quite scarce. View more info

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Maida's Little Houseboat

By: Irwin, Inez Haynes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1943

Seller ID: 21190

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


207 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, blue tweed-patterned boards, blue polka-dot endpapers, [x] + 207 + 5 pages, b/w frontispiece illustration, small map opposite page 30. ; Rear page lists to Number 6. This is Number 7. Binding style indicates later printing. ; We have graded this item Fair. Boards quite rubbed. Old green tape around edges of boards. School name stamped on title page, halftitle page, rear endpaper. Old tape on title page and publisher catalog page. Old pocket and blank sheet affixed to rear endpaper. Pages yellowed from age but not brittle. Lacks jacket. Binding tigh... View more info

Maida's Little House : (4th Printing, 1931)

By: Irwin, Inez Haynes; Illustrated by Pelagie Doane

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1931

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 20260

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


264 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, orange cloth, [iv] + 264 + 4 pages, top edge blue, dark blue polka-dot endpapers, frontispiece b/w illustration by Pelagie Doane. ; Copyright 1921. This is 4th printing, July, 1931. Lists to 3. ; One of the most popular series of young adult novels for girls ever published. ; Cloth lightly worn, spine faintly creased, pages yellowed around edges. No marks or scribbles. Binding tight. ; Amazonbuyers please note: our unit does not match their image; ours has no jacket. ; Maida Books Series; Vol. 2 View more info

Maida's Little Camp

By: Irwin, Inez Haynes; Illustrated by Pelagie Doane

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13953

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


213 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, orange cloth, 213 pages, top edge blue, dark blue polka-dot endpapers, frontispiece b/w illustration by Pelagie Doane. ; 1st edition, orange cloth. Copyright 1940. No other dates listed. No publisher catalog in rear. ; Cloth moderately worn at extremities. Spine a bit sunned but quite readable. Pages yellowed from age, as usual. Top edge faded. Rear endpaper has glue residue. Binding tight. ; Maida Books Series; Vol. 5 View more info

Fury : Little Golden Book No. 286

By: Irwin, Kathleen; Illustrated by Mel Crawford

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20397

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


24 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, gold foil over spine, 24 unnumbered pages, color illustrations throughout and on covers. Original coverprice 25. ; Little Joey is the only person who can ride the wild black stallion known as Fury. ; Little Golden Book 286. 1st edition. A on last page. Editorial supervision by Mary Reed. Authorized book based on Fury television program. ; Very light wear to exterior. Pages a bit yellowed around edges. No marks or major defects. Remarkably good condition for a children's book. ; Little Golden Book Series; Vol. 286 View more info

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Adventures in Our Street

By: Kay, Gertrude A.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: David McKay Company: 1925

Seller ID: 17194

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


130 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Tall hardcover, blue cloth, 130 pages, full-color glossy illustrated paste-down on front, full-color glossy illustrated endpapers, 44 b/w illustrations in text, 3 full-color glossy plates. ; Written and illustrated by Gertrude A. Kay. Imaginative adventures of two children, Two-Braids and her little brother Door-Slammer, with their jolly old nurse Puggsy and other children who live on their street. ; Frontispiece illustration missing. Otherwise book is remarkably well preserved. Light wear to heel and crown, as usual. Two very small chips to front paste-down, ... View more info

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Water Babies, the : A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus Company;: 1899

Seller ID: 17213

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


259 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Small hardcover, gray cloth decorated in red, white, pink and gilt; 259 pages + 16-pg publisher catalog in rear, full-color frontispiece and 7 b/w illustrations on glossy plates. ; Classic literature. Bizarre fairy tale for children of all ages. ; Light exterior wear. Owner name and city stamped on reverse of frontispiece and on reverse of two plates. No other marks. Binding tight. ; Altemus Young People's Library Series View more info

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Effie Morison, Or, the Family of Redbraes : A Narrative of Truth

By: Martyn, Sarah Towne; Illustrated by D. B. Waters

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1865

Seller ID: 18197

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


158 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Small hardcover, purple cloth, 158 pages, yellow endpapers, 2 b/w illustrations including frontispiece with tissue guard, publisher catalog on last page. ; Copyright 1865. We assume a later printing. One volume of many hundreds published in the 19th century for the Christian education of little ones. This one is a rollicking historical adventure set during the Scottish revoluion of 1688, with a woman hero and plenty of wholesome Christian overtones. ; Exterior worn around extremities, spine (which is unlettered) faded. Some light foxing here and there. 'From ... View more info

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Doll House : A Rainbow Playbook

By: Moss, Marion; Illustrated by Lisl Weil

Price: $58.00

Publisher: World Publishing Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20675

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


12 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Hardcover with green plastic comb binding. 12 unnumbered pages illustrated throughout in three colors. Not just a book: some pages fold out to become rooms, some pages have cupboards that open or other movable features. ; This book was used by a child and shows moderate wear. Covers lightly foxed. Part of front joint split but front cover still attached. 'Ann F' penciled her name on title page and also on envelope, laid in, containing: paper dolls of little girl and little boy plus 25 paper dollhouse accessories such as stove, refrigerator, table, bed, teddy be... View more info

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Hanky Mother Goose Book, The

By: Mother Goose

Price: $64.00

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company: 1950

Seller ID: 17811

Condition: Very Good+


12 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Blue softcover booklet, 12 unnumbered pages, 15 beloved Mother Goose rhymes, 12 full-color illustrations including covers. Affixed to center page are three different-colored hankies (handkerchiefs) made of real cloth, with actual embroidered decorations in five colors, attached with a straight pin and a small ribbon, as issued. Each hanky's embroidery is of a differently designed boy in a corner by a window. ; Almost no wear. Defects: very small area of discoloration to heel. 'This Book Belongs To' page has a name and address neatly written in fountain pen. Li... View more info