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The Mudhen Acts Naturally, Allen, Merritt Parmelee
1 Allen, Merritt Parmelee The Mudhen Acts Naturally
New York Longmans, Green 1955 First Edition Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
quarto; Additional images and further information provided upon request. 
Price: 422.00 USD
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2 Antoine de Saint-Exupery Le Petit Prince. Avec dessins de l'auteur. (The Little Prince). True first edition. Limited to only 260 copies signed by Saint-Exupery.
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1943 First Edition; First Cloth Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by author Signed by Author
The rarest (and the only true first) edition of the Prince. Number 119 of a scant war-time limited edition of only 260 copies printed in America from the author's original French manuscript. The book was published simultaneously in an edition translated into English by Katherine Woods & limited to 525 copies but it's uncontroversial that the book was written in French and that the English translation was dictated by the publisher and certainly unread by the author who proudly didn't speak or comprehend English (the signature sheets were signed separately & then inserted into the finished books). One might (though Saint-Exupery certainly wouldn't) excuse Woods' bowdlerized translation of the original manuscript (e.g., rendering of "tippler" for what should have been translated as "drunkard," and substitution of "charming" for "ravishing"), but not the translation of the author's "ami" into "sheep:" "Il était une fois un petit prince qui ___ avait besoin d'un ami" ("Once upon a time there was a little prince who ___had need of a friend") into "Once upon a time there was a little prince who ___had need of a sheep." Consider as well the less egregious description of baobab trees as "large as castles" whereas the original French is (& is purposefully intended to be) "grands comme des églises." Chip to head of darkened spine jacket (see image). Other than archival prophylactic strengthening of jacket head, no ownership marks, no paper burns, no inserts, no labels, no sophistications, no repairs, no additions, no alterations. Publisher's faded "119" limitation penned to jacket spine. Description copyright 2017 by William Chrisant.; Octavo; 93 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19022.00 USD
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3 Bertha Evans Girl's Victorian Kindergarten Scrapbook, St. Louis, showing 28 examples of cut work, paper folding, stitching and pierce work.
St Louis 1887 Hardcover Very Good 
Child's hardcover journal, grey cloth printed in green/black East Lake motif. Child's name and elementary school written [assumed by teacher] in pen, affixed to fly. Woven paper, quilt like design, folding patterns, white pierced animals and pattern stitched scenes. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 Dahris B. Martin Awisha's Carpet The Story of a Little Arab Girl. Inscribed by Martin.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran and Company 1930 First Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by B. L. Cuming 
A fine stated first edition inscribed "With the very good wishes of Dahris Martin May 15, 1931." Twenty-eight plates, four of which are in color; pictorial end-papers. Blue cloth with cinnamon text. Very scarce dust jaket with large substantial to head of spine. ; 8vo ; xiii, 190. pages 
Price: 900.00 USD
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Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z, Dulac, Edmund
5 Dulac, Edmund Lyrics Pathetic & Humorous from A to Z
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1908 Quarter cloth Very Good Illustrated by Edmund Dulac 
corners rubbed; quarto 
Price: 550.00 USD
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6 Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus. His Songs and his Sayings. Limited, signed & inscribed.
New York D. Appleton & Company 1895 Limited/Numbered/Signed Full Vellum Very Good Illustrated by A.B. Frost Signed by Author
Number 99 of 250 copies signed in the preface by the author. This copy also with quote in Harris' hand following signature: "Look upen setyo' face todes [undecipherable] grace." Octavo, pp.xxi + [iii] + 265. Original gilt-ruled and floriated vellum. T.e.g., others untrimmed. 125 illustrations by Frost. A handsomely designed volume.; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 4750.00 USD
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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings., Harris, Joel Chandler.
7 Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings.
New York Appleton & Company 1881 First Edition First State Cloth Fine Illustrated by Frederick S. Church & and James H. Moser. 
Cloth chemise in quarter morocco slipcase. First edition. First issue with "presumptive" last line, page 9 and the advertisements on p. [233] beginning "New Books. Treatise on the Practice of Medicine . . . " BAL 7100; Blank, "Peter Parley to Penrod" 56. Tan pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt on front with gilt to spine. An exceptional copy; clean, crisp and bright.; Octavo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. 
Price: 10250.00 USD
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8 J. M. Barrie [James Matthew Barrie] Peter and Wendy in rare first issue jacket conspicuously priced $1.50
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1911 First Edition; First Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by F. D. Bedford 
First American Edition, first issue (simultaneous with the London Harrap edition). The true first is distinguished by three points: 1. Scribner's seal, 2."Published October, 1911" to copyright page and (most importantly) 3. A "$1.50 net" price to the jacket's front cover (later issues priced at $2.50 on the front flap). As such copies without jackets (though still published October, 1911 & with seal) are of uncertain issuance, while those without the conspicuous oddly-placed price are second states. A fine copy with Peter, Mermaids & the Click-Tock Crocodile to the front and Captain Hook to the spine. First issue jacket repeats the binding images and adds the price. Jacket frayed along top with not entirely successful archival repairs from long ago. Book itself is as new: tight hinges and gutters; no owners' names, no bookplates, no sunning nor wear; gilt is bright & clean. "Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Peter Pan quickly overshadowed his previous work [and was] credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them." Wikipedia 2016.; 8vo ; [ix], 267 pages 
Price: 5230.00 USD
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9 L. Frank Baum The Woggle-Bug Book in the rare first state.
Chicago Reilly & Britton Company 1905 First; First Wraps Very Good Illustrated by Ike Morgan 
Covers worn & torn, lacking fore corners; stain to title page fore-edge (all for which see images); remainder clean. "one of the most delicate and ephemeral of all Baum's publications." Bienvenue, 219 ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 48 pages 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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10 Lewis Carroll (C.L. Dodgson) Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there.
Boston Lee and Shepard Publishers 1872 First American; First Hardcover Very Good 
First American edition, first issue with the looking-glass rendering of "wade" at page 21. Scarce publisher's navy blue sand-grained cloth with bright gilt triple rule. Red Queen brightly cartouched in triple line to front cover; the disheveled White Queen to rear. Title, device and Lee & Shepard monogram to spine. A virgin blue copy in scarce condition: solid gutters and hinges; no names, repairs, restorations or sophistications. ; 12mo 5 1/4 x 7 3/8 in 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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11 Madeline Darrough Horn Farm on the Hill
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1936 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Grant Wood 
Review copy with Scribner's leaflet inside noting publication date of March 20, 1936. Fine copy and overall toned jacket.; Large 8vo ; 78 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Ferdinand the Bull Cut-outs from the Walt Disney Production., Munro  Leaf,  Robert Lawson & Walt Disney
12 Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson & Walt Disney Ferdinand the Bull Cut-outs from the Walt Disney Production.
Racine Whitman 1938 First Edition Stiff wraps Very Good Illustrated by Robert Lawson 
Chip to lower left front wrap & loss of trim piece to rear wrap (for both of which see images), otherwise an unused copy with all twenty die-cut figures untouched.; Folio; Additional images and further information provided upon request. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Gordon the Goat, Munro Leaf
13 Munro Leaf Gordon the Goat
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1944 First Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Monro Leaf 
Nicely inscribed & illustrated by Leaf (see image). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [48] pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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14 The Platt & Peck Co. Every Child's Painting Book.
New York The Platt & Peck Co. 1913 Hardcover Very Good 
Front hinge beginning at head and tail. Features colored illustrations as examples, line drawings for coloring and blank pages to copy on. A small amount of pages have been drawn in or colored. Unpaginated.; Oblong Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall 
Price: 80.00 USD
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15 Walt Disney Studio Staff Mickey Mouse in 'Giantland'
Philadelphia David Mckay Company 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Walt Disney Studio Staff 
Color pictorial paper-covered boards. Repair to pp.33-34. Small tears to pp. 7-16, pp.25-26, pp.37-45. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 45 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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16 Wilma K. McFarland, Esther M. Bjoland et al. The Child's World (6 Volume Set)
Chicago The Child's World, Inc. 1956 Hardcover Very Good 
Complete 6 volume set in very good condition. Includes "Stories of Childhood", "People and Great Deeds", "Plant and Animal Ways", "The World and its Wonders", "Countries and their Children" and "Guidance". Nice, clean copies without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Price: 185.00 USD
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17 [William Frederick Cody] Buffalo Bill's Wild West. A sixty piece19th century hexahedron Puzzle.
Mcloughlin Brothers 1887 Very Good 
Sixty individual c. 1.95 by 1.95 by 1.95 inch wooden blocks with chromolithographed images to all 360 sides. In wooden box from Grands Magasins du Louvre. Lithographs inspired by (or pirated from) A Peep at Buffalo Bill's Wild West (New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1887). European rendition of lithographs inspired by (or pirated from) A Peep at Buffalo Bill's Wild West (New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1887). Box c.14.75 x 22.25; puzzle c. 11.75 x 20 inch. Wear to block corners. Some loss to center of "Horse Lassoing" block and old repair to upper right of "Buffalo Hunt" block (see, or request images), otherwise a remarkably complete set of twelve separate puzzles for young European romancers of the American wild west phenomenon. ; Folio 
Price: 7350.00 USD
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