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1 The Arabian Nights. With Illustrations by Rene Bull.
New York: Children's Classics, (1986). 
Royal octavo, hardcover (black faux leather with gilt letters & decorative stamping; glossy, full-color illus. boards), uncut, xv, 299 pp. Small remainder mark; otherwise, a Fine (As New) copy of a childhood classic. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 The Pictorial Indestructible Books Big Book of Animal Pictures.
New York: Pictorial Color Book Company, Inc., n.d. [ca. 1910]. 
Quarto, cloth backed illus. boards, [13] pp. Cloth backing is in bad shape, with several tears; the covers themselves have some light edgewear; beyond some minor chipping to the edges of the first page, the interior is in fine condition, with bright, full-color, thick cardboard pages. “The monkey which you see above,/Is a creature whom all children love./He's full of mischief and full of fun/And Oh! how he can climb and run./He's running a race with the horse so white,/The man sits upright and holds the reins tight./ The birds are playing and fly along too,/I'd like to see the finish, wouldn't you?.... 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Adams, Elizabeth. Shadow Pcitures My Children Love to Make.
New York: Lloyd Adams Noble, 1914. 
Large, oblong octavo, paperbound (stiff gold illus. wrappers, stapled), [34] pp. Very Good+, with edgewear and light soiling to covers. From Preface, A Book Planned to Entertain Your Children...In the evening hour after supper the making of shadow-pictures has afforded my cchildren endless delight. And I am sure their efforts to entertain their father and myself have been of a real instructive value to themselves. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Addington, Sarah. Round the Year in Pudding Lane. Illustrated by Gertrude A. Kay.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), full-color illus. paper label, gilt letters to spine, full-color illus. endpapers, 231 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and lightly rubbed edges, in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Alcott, Louisa May. Silver Pitchers and Independence.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1908). 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, full-color illus. frontis., 365 pp. Very Good, with edgewear and former-owner signature, in a Very Good, full-color illus. jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Anonymous. An Old Sailor's Yarn. Illustrated. [with:] Wide World Rambles. Illustrated. [Two volumes in one].
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1880). 
Dudecimo, illustrated cloth, [vii], 8-62, [vii], 8-59 pp. Illustrated with wood engravings. Very Good; some shelf wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Anonymous. Hymns for Infant Minds.
Andover: Printed for the New England Tract Society, 1820. 
No. 34, Part 1. Third Edition, one of 6,000. Octavo, later 19th century plain wrappers, 28 pp. Very Good, uncut. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Anonymous. Lothrop's Christmas Book of Verse and Story.
Boston: Lothrop Publishing Co., (1900). 
Quarto, cloth-backed color-illustrated boards, [ii], [242] pp. 3 chromolithograph plates, b& white plates, b&w illus throughout. Near-Fine, gift inscription dated 12/25/1901. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 Anonymous. The History of Goody Two Shoes. Embellished with neat Engravings.
Cooperstown: Printed and sold by H. and E. Phinney, 1829. 
32mo (4 x 2.75 ins.), illustrated self-wrappers, [32] pp. Illustrated with 10 interior wood engravings, and wood engravings on the cover, front and rear. Near-Fine; light foxing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Anonymous. The People of Europe. Second Series.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Committee of General Literature and Education, n.d., [ca. 1863]. 
Duodecimo, decorated yellow wrappers, 48 pp. Twelve color plates by William Dickes in the Baxter Process. The contents include: Germans, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, Swedes, Greeks, and Turks. Good; spine badly chipped, some wear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 Anonymous. The Teddy Bear Story Book, Comprising Pictures and Rhymes That Will Entertain the Little Ones, Including An Original Teddy Bear Alphabet Printed in Colors.
N.l.: [W. E. Scull, 1908]. 
Octavo, cloth-backed color-illustrated boards (hardcover), [128] pp. Plates, illus. Teddy Bear Alphabet mostly printed with colors, the remainder of the book printed in red and blue. Stories and rhymes include: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Simple Simon, many Mother Goose rhymes, The Three Little Kittens, The Three Little Pigs, Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Snowdrop, and many others. Good; quite shelf worn, yet holding together better than you'd expect. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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12 Auerbach, Berthold. Little Barefoot: Or, Strive and Trust. A Tale of Village Life. Translated by H. W. Dulcken, Ph.D. With Seventy-Five Illustrations by B. Vautier.
London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d. 
Royal octavo, red illus. cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, all edges gilt, tissue protected frontis., 194 pp. Poor, with cracked hinges, speckling to covers, and damp staining to rear endpapers & lower cover. Still, the numerous and charming plates are all present, and the text is clean and generally tight; a rare copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 B., C. E. [C. E. Bowen]. The Robin's Christmas Eve. Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books.
London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [ca. 1865]. 
This edition with color plates mounted on linen. Quarto, still decorated lavendar wrappers, [22] pp. 6 chromolithograph plates printed by Kronheim & Co., using the Baxter process. Good; clean and bright with some wear, corners bumped. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Ball, Martha Jane. Timothy Crunchit, the Calico Bunny. Ullustrated by Gaye Woodring.
Chicago: Laidlaw Brothers, (1930). 
Octavo, green illus. cloth (hardcover), full-colour plates. 127 pp. Poor, with tape repaired spine and library rules pasted to fep (text clean, plates still bright and attractive). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Bansemer, Roger. Rachael's Splendifilous Adventure. Illustrated by Roger Bansemer. Written by Daryl May and Roger Bansemer.
Mt. Desert, Maine: Windswept House Publishers, (1991). First Edition. 
Signed & inscribed by Daryl May. Folio, hardcover (slick, full-color illus. white boards), 32 pp. Fine and Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Barker, Mrs. Sale. Lily's Scrap-Book. With One Hundred and Twenty Pictures.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1877. 
16mo, decorated green cloth, bevelled edges, 128 pp. Illustrations throughout. Near-Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Barrows, Marjorie. Pudgy, the Little Black Bear. Pictures by Clarence Biers. A Glowing-Eye Book.
New York: Rand McNally & Co., 1948. 
Square duodecimo; slick, color illus. brown boards (hardcover); bear illustrating cover, diecut with button-shaped 3D bear head poking through. Spine separating, upper hinge weak; otherwise, the book is bright & clean. Pictures gladly sent upon request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Batten, H. Mortimer. Romances of the Wild.
Glasgow: Blackie & Son, Limited, n.d. [ca. 1922]. 
Large octavo, illus. upper cover, 159 pp. Wonderfully illustrated. Good, with speckling to covers, light foxing; interior bright and tight. ‘...I give my assurance that these stories aare true to the lives of the creatures with which they deal, as I have seen and known them, and beyond the occasional founding of a plot, round which to weave the fabric of their ways and characters, no liberty has been taken. And if they add one jot to the understanding sympathy of my readers, my object will have been achieved.' Contents: Negeet of the Blue Underworld; The Waif of Prairie Hollows; The Flotsam of Fate; The Coming of the Curlews; Redrib; The Death-Leap; The Forest of Hidden Runways; Ruddle Lug; Drifts of Winter; The Gentleman Hobo; Kings of the Infinite; Whitefoot of the Deadland Trail; Unk-Wa; Banska the Grizzly; Blood Relatives; Yellow Tooth, the Trespasser; Firepoint. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Beresford, Elisabeth. Wombling Free.
Puffin Books, (1978). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, full-colour illus. wrappers/green spine), 123 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed edges. From lower cover: How can the Wombles, whose job it is to keep Earth tidy, persuade Human Beings that they really exist, and that their message about cleaning up the world is desperately important. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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20 Berman, Morris. The Cat That Hated Dogs and Other Children's Stories. Illustrated.
New York: Vantage Press, (1968). First Edition, Stated. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), 86 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers and page edges, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light foxing and slightly rubbed edges. From jacket: How Lady, a beautiful but strongly anti-dog cat, scared all the dogs in the neighborhood to the other side of the street; and how Gwendoline, a little brown duck, became a household pet until a Quack! from the blue yonder called her to fly away, are two of the lively tales about animals and children in this highly entertaining book for youngsters...Lady has a personality all her own. And, no storybook heroine, she was a very real cat. The author knows, for she was his cat. As for Gwendoline, she was a little lost wild dck rescued by six-year-old Robin, and tterly tame and happy and anything but wild, until.... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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