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Illustrated Tales from Shakespeare: A Modern Adaptation from the Charles and Mary Lamb Classic
1
Illustrated Tales from Shakespeare: A Modern Adaptation from the Charles and Mary Lamb Classic
London: The Promotional Reprint Company Ltd.: 1993: 1856480410 / 9781856480413: Reprint: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Pictorial covers in a matching dust jacket. Barely a trace of wear. 207 pages with black and white and color illustrations. Written in 1807 to introduce young readers to the plays of Shakespeare. Fifteen of the best-known plays are retold in this edition, which adults will enjoy, too.: 08852: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Abrahams, Robert D.
The Uncommon Soldier: Major Alfred Mordecai
New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy/Jewish Publication Society: 1959: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good+: Morton Garchik: Foxing/spotting to top edge of page block. Illustrated endpapers and jacket. A title in the Covenant Books series for young readers, this book relates the life of Alfred Mordecai, an American Jewish hero of the Civil War. 178 pages, followed by a list of six Covenant books to date (1959).: 05639: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Baba Yaga & the Little Girl, Arnold, Katya
3 Arnold, Katya
Baba Yaga & the Little Girl
New York: North-South Books: 1994: 1558582878 / 9781558582873: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: Katya Arnold: Rubbing wear to the dust jacket, more on the rear panel. Tiny nick on the front panel at the spine. Slight edge wear or bumping to the top and bottom edges. Protected now in a clear Mylar sleeve. Storyline from the publisher: "When she is sent by her cruel stepmother to the fearsome Baba Yaga, a clever young girl uses kindness to make her escape. Based on a story from the collection compiled by the nineteenth folklorist Aleksandr Afanas'ev and illustrated in a bold, colorful style inspired by Russian 'lubok' art.": 09472: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
In the Forest: A Portfolio of Paintings, Arnosky, Jim
4 Arnosky, Jim
In the Forest: A Portfolio of Paintings
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books: 1989: 0688081622 / 9780688081621: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Light sticker shadow to rear endpaper. Slight wear to bottom edge of jacket's rear panel. 28 pages: 06779: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
Save Sirrushany! Also Agotha, Princess Gwyn, and All the Fearsome Beasts, Baker, Betty
5 Baker, Betty
Save Sirrushany! Also Agotha, Princess Gwyn, and All the Fearsome Beasts
New York: Macmillan: 1978: 002708230X / 9780027082302: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Fine: Assocaition Copy: Eric Ingraham: SIGNED: Top edge only of boards worn, possibly from inscet damage. Rest of the book is fine. Story of a young girl on a quest to save the impoverishe kingdom of Sirrushany. A fast-paced plot that gently spoofs traditional fantasies. 134 pages with a fold-out map. Signed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "For Joan Nixon, who's encountered a few dragons herself. Betty Baker 6/26/90." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors. See our other listings from this collection.: 07530: 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
Timber from the Terry Forks, Baldwin, Clara
6 Baldwin, Clara
Timber from the Terry Forks
New York: Abingdon Press: 1956: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Good: Tom Leamon: Mild shelf wear to boards. Dust jacket is edge-worn with some large chips and a tape repair on the inside of the jacket's spine as well as to a few short edge tears.: 08841: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
The Beaver Hunters, Banks, Richard
7 Banks, Richard
The Beaver Hunters
New York: St. Martin's Press: 1964: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Harry Kane: Just a trace of shelf wear. Binding tight and square. "Reinforced binding" stated on the front flap of the dust jacket. The dust jacket has an old price sticker on the front flap, light edge wear, and rubbing. Protected now in a clear Mylar archival sleeve. 213 pages. This is the author's first novel. A St. Louis boy leaves home for the Western frontier at age 15, hooks up with a trapper, fights Indians, and learns the ways of a mountain man in the Rockies. Aimed at a juvenile audience.: 09491: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
The Story of Little Black Sambo, with Twenty-seven Illustrations, Bannerman, Helen
8 Bannerman, Helen
The Story of Little Black Sambo, with Twenty-seven Illustrations
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company: 1918: Reprint: Hard Cover: Fair: No Jacket: Unknown: A title in the Wee Books for Wee Folks series. Publication date not stated, but 1918 per Cary Sternick's "The Henry Altemus Company: A History and Pictorial Bibliography," (2005). Cloth spine split along the rear cover side. Edge wear, worn corners, and a small piece of the green letter "O" in SAMBO on the front cover is missing. Hinges just starting to crack. A child's name is written in the ownership space printed on the front free endpaper. Otherwise, the pages are free of any writing, but some show a slight soiling. Sixty-three pages followed by four pages of the publisher's ads for the series, Wee Books for Wee Folks. Full-page, color illustrations. The illustrations are not credited in this edition, but they resemble author/illustrator Bannerman's illustrations in the original 1899 edition.: 09121: 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
President Adams' Alligator and Other White House Pets, Barnes, Peter W. and Cheryl Shaw
9 Barnes, Peter W. and Cheryl Shaw
President Adams' Alligator and Other White House Pets
Lorton, Virginia: VSP Books: 2004: 1893622134 / 9781893622135: 2nd Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: SIGNED: Just a trace of bumping to the top edge of the jacket, else a fine copy. "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel of jacket. Signed by Cheryl S. Barnes on first page. About 25 pages (not numbered) with a "ballot" at the back of the book for the reader to vote for his or her favorite White House pet and explain why. A Bibliography is provided at the end of the book.: 06739: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan: The Story of the Play Presented By Eleanor Graham and Edward Ardizzone, Barrie, J.M. (Retold By Eleanor Graham)
10 Barrie, J.M. (Retold By Eleanor Graham)
J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan: The Story of the Play Presented By Eleanor Graham and Edward Ardizzone
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1962: Reprint: Hard Cover: Good: Good: Edward Ardizzone: Shelf and edge-wear. Spotting to all edges of the page block. Jacket chipped and edge-worn. Deep scratch or tear to front panel with tape residue. Tear on rear panel, top-edge. Protected now in a new Mylar cover. This edition is a retelling of Barrie's classic story, preserving the unique quality and spirit of the original play. 175 pages with author and artist bios. Illustrated with color and black and white drawings.: 03678: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Swift Deer the Navajo, Berry, Rotha McClain
11 Berry, Rotha McClain
Swift Deer the Navajo
San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company: 1953: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Good: Light wear at spine ends and corners. Binding solid, interior clean and bright with no writing, marks or stains. Jacket chipped at the spine ends and corners, with a larger piece missing on the top edge of front panel near the spine. Does not affect the title. Original price of $2.00 intact on front flap. Protected in a mylar cover. Story of a young Navajo boy who yearns to be a great Medicine Man, but, as he becomes a young man and receives an education from the white man, he struggles to reconcile his environment with his heredity. Aimed primarily at early teen readers, this book offers a "veritable storehouse of accurate anthropological knowledge of the Inidan tribes of the great Southwest." 101 pages with two pictorial sections that include 16 pages of black & white photographs of Native Americans, representing various tribes of the Southwest U.S.: 02225: 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
Swift Deer the Navajo, Berry, Rotha McClain (SIGNED)
12 Berry, Rotha McClain (SIGNED)
Swift Deer the Navajo
San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company: 1953: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Good+: Inscribed and Signed By Author: Boards show a little wear, specifically a small cut or tear (less than 1/4 inch) into the bottom edge of the front and rear boards near the spine. Jacket chipped at the spine ends and corner folds, with a few tiny edge tears. Original price of $2.00 intact on front flap. Protected in a mylar cover. The author has inscribed this book to an unnamed author: "To an old friend: Good wishes from one author to another. Rotha M. Berry, Writers Conference, June 6, 1953" A young Navajo boy yearns to be a great Medicine Man, but, as he becomes a young man and receives an education from the white man, he struggles to reconcile his environment with his heredity. Aimed primarily at early teen readers, this book offers a "veritable storehouse of accurate anthropological knowledge of the Inidan tribes of the great Southwest." 101 pages with two pictorial sections that include 16 pages of black & white photographs of Native Americans, representing various tribes of the Southwest U.S.: 02209: 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
Bed-Stuy Beat: Sonny's Song, Blue, Rose
13 Blue, Rose
Bed-Stuy Beat: Sonny's Song
New York: Franklin Watts, Inc.: 1970: 0531019403 / 9780531019405: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good+: Fair: Harold James: Trace of soiling to upper area of front cover. Light bumping to corners. Jacket is edge-worn, chipped, and rubbed. Tape repair to small tear at the head of the spine. Small hole in the jacket's spine below the tape repair. A new Mylar protective cover improves the look and feel. Sonny is an African American boy in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, known as Bed-Stuy, of Brooklyn, and this book is his story told in the lyrics of a song, page by page, with the final page containing the whole song and musical notation. The art work of Harold James illustrates each page and brings the story to life.: 05690: 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
14 Blume, Judy
Tiger Eyes
Bradbury Press: 1981: 0878881859 / 9780878881857: Second Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: Light edge wear, rubbing to jacket. No tears, marks, or stains.: 02677: 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
The Peter Pratt Stories, Bluntzer, Helen
15 Bluntzer, Helen
The Peter Pratt Stories
New York: Vantage Press: 1978: 0533034310 / 9780533034314: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Christina Nair: Inscribed and Signed By Author: Minor wear to book. Jacket is rubbed and worn along the spione and folds and lightly chipped at the spine ends. The front flap is also price-clipped. The author has warmly inscribed the book to a child: "Peter Pratt is excited because he is going sailing on 'Caliente' with his new friend ___. Helen Bluntzer March 1979" Stories about a young boy's travels and adventures presented in rhyme form. 53 pages, illustrated.: 06507: 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
The Ivory Cup: Story of Mississippi Through the War Between the States, Boggan, Louise Ward
16 Boggan, Louise Ward
The Ivory Cup: Story of Mississippi Through the War Between the States
Huntsville, Alabama: The Strode Publishers, Inc.: 1976: 0873970950 / 9780873970952: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Emile A. Ward: 97 pages, illustrated with drawings. A history of Mississippi through the Civil War, aimed at younger readers to interest them in the history of the state. This is the author's second book in a series about Mississippi history, the first one being "The Stone Amulet.": 07398: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Lost Tales: Stories for the Tsar's Children, Botkin, Gleb
17 Botkin, Gleb
Lost Tales: Stories for the Tsar's Children
New York: Villard: 1996: 0679451420 / 9780679451426: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: Gleb Botkin: Written and illustrated by Gleb Botkin, son of the Tsar's physician for the children of the Russian Imperial family (Romanovs) when they were imprisoned following the 1917 Revolution, these stories, arranged in two 'Books,' feature the adventures of a bear trying to fend off a revolutionary band of monkeys and restore an imprisoned monarch to his throne. BOOK I is the Sacred Truth of the History of the Times of the Great Monkey Revolution. BOOK II is The Restoration of Monarchy on Finch Island After the Failure of the Monkey Revolution. When Tsar Nicholas II, members of his family, and Botkin's father were murdered following the Revolution, Gleb Botkin fled to Japan, smuggling his stories and illustrations with him. This book marks their first publication and includes photographs and historical information. Following a Foreword by Greg King and Introduction by Botkin's daughter are 86 pages of stories comprising the two Books, lavishly illustrated, and a Book III, or portfolio of Botkin's other paintings.: 09521: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Midnight Hour Encores, Brooks, Bruce
18 Brooks, Bruce
Midnight Hour Encores
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1986: 0060207094 / 9780060207090: 4th Printing: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: Assocaition Copy: SIGNED: A 16-year-old girl (Sib), who is a cello-playing musical prodigy, seeks her mother, who abandoned her at birth during the 1960s. Her father takes her to San Francisco in a Volkswagen minibus, providing a Sixties retrospective with music and stories from the era, hoping to give her some perspective on the times in which she was born as well as the mindset of her mother at the time. With expectations of an appalling hippie-mom, both Sib and her father are in for a surprise. 263 pages. Inscribed by the author to fellow children's author, and four-time Edgar winner, Joan Lowery Nixon: "For Joan- With friendship & appreciation for your work & company. Bruce. 9/19/91." Formerly in the late Ms. Nixon's collection of association copies from fellow children's authors See our other listings from this collection.: 07541: 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
One Giant Leap, Burleigh, Robert
19 Burleigh, Robert
One Giant Leap
New York: Philomel: 2009: 0399238832 / 9780399238833: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: Mike Wimmer: Beautifully illustrated story for children about the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon, this book is a tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did. Unpaginated, but about 30 pages. Illustrations created in oils on paper mounted on board.: 08147: 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Burman, Ben L.
The Strange Invasion of Catfish Bend
New York: Vanguard Press: 1980: 0814908284 / 9780814908280: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Assumed book club edition as no price indicated on jacket; however, there is no blind stamp to back of book and there is a number line with the "1" present. Just a trace of shelf wear. Jacket shows light wear at spine ends and corners. Illustrations adapted from Alice Caddy, the author's wife. A very nice copy from the Catfish Bend series.: 01426: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 

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