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TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS.

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London: Ward, Lock 340 pp + 4 pp of publisher's advertisements, 8 3/8" H. No date. Green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine, black lettering/borders and colour pastedown on front board. Pictorial endpapers, 48 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. Contents: Introduction; Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; Sindbad the Sailor; Aladdin: or the Wonderful Lamp; The Sleeper… Read more
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OXFORD BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN.

by Blishen, Edward. (Lewis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Eleanor Farjeon, John Keats, John Clare, William Blake, James Reeves, et al.)

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Published
1963
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Very Good-
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First American Edition
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New York: Franklin Watts, 1963. 168 pp, 10" H. Purple cloth with gilt lettering on spine/front board, lime green endpapers, text block edges purple. Colour illustrations. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Elizabeth. / Brian Wildsmith." This collection "leads children toward an appreciation of the richness and variety of English poetry. They will find humor of all shades, ballads,… Read more
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Tournai, Belgique: Casterman, 1952. Volumes 1 & 2 of "Le Rayon of Mystere" (complete), from "Les Aventures de Jo, Zette et Jocko" series by Herge (best known for his 'Tintin" series of books). 11 7/8" H, pictorial boards with red paper tape spines, 52 pp. each. Pictorial red/white/black endpapers, full colour cartoons throughout. **French text only.** The… Read more
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THE WEDNESDAY PONY.

by Cumming, Primrose.

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London: Blackie & Son 190 pp, 9 1/8" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white lettering on front board. No date, but 1940s as the copyright page has "Book Production War Economy Standard" notation. 25 lovely full-page b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (all present). "Tabby and Martin Meade loved ponies and riding, so Wednesday afternoon was everything… Read more
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TYLTYL. BEING THE STORY OF MAURICE MAETERLINCK'S PLAY, "THE BETROTHAL", TOLD FOR CHILDREN. (SEQUEL TO "THE BLUE BIRD".)

by Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander. (Maurice Maeterlinck.)

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Published
1920
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Very Good
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First American Edition
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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1920. 159 pp, 10 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, medium blue band and circular pictorial pastedown on front board. Pictorial endpapers, 8 tipped in colour plates with tissue guards bearing captions (including frontispiece) - all present, all clean and bright, without tears or creases. Contents: The… Read more
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THE ZOO THAT GREW.

by Orleans, Ilo.

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Published
1960
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First Edition
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New York: Henry Z. Walck, 1960. 47 pp, 9" H. Green cloth with yellow lettering on spine, yellow illustration on front board, decorated endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings throughout. A collection of poems about animals, large and small. "Who is in the zoo that grew? Bear - Elephant - Seal - Giraffe - Llama -… Read more
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THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

by Barrie, J.M.; Kipling, Rudyard; Young, Francis Brett; Chesterton, G.K.; Uncle Dick (B.J. Lamb); Blackwood, Algernon; Struther, Jan; Tourtel, Mary; Bagnold, Enid; Davies, W.H; Hilton, James; Mackenzie, Compton; Asquith, Herbert; de la Mare, Walter; et al.

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Published
1935
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$109.72

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 224 pp, 10" H. No date, but c1935. White cloth with blue lettering/decoration & silver crown and capital 'E' on spine and front board. Endpaper and title page decorations by Rex Whistler. B&w double page spread of some of the authors/artists as children, colour plates including 2 double spreads of Mickey Mouse… Read more
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ST. NICHOLAS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. FEBRUARY 1935 & MARCH 1935. 2 ISSUES.

by Morse, Sidney & Coyne, Vertie A., Editors. (Elsie Singmaster, Alexander Sprunt Jr., L.R. Davis, Adele Wyman, R.J. Burrough, Isaac Laurence Lee, John D. Morse, Hinda Teague Hill, Mildred Napier Anderson, et al.)

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Published
1935
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New York: Education Publishing Corporation , 1935. 2 issues of St. Nicholas for Boys and Girls magazine, February & March 1935, 11 1/2" H - each with cover art by Tony Sarg (pig riding bucking horse & pig singing in bath while being washed by mother) - 56 pages each. Stories and features include: Bobby Ravenel's Vocation, by Elsie… Read more
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LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW.

by Lionni, Leo.

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Published
1959
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Good+
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Astor / McDowell, Obolensky , 1959. Unpaginated, 8 1/4" H x 8 1/6" W. Oatmeal-colored cloth with black lettering on spine, black illustration on front board, colorfully patterned endpaper, color illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with $2.95 price intact. The author/illustrator's first children's book and winner of the 1959 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the… Read more
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LES PLUS BELLES FABLES DE LA FONTAINE.

by La Fontaine. (Jean de La Fontaine.)

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Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies / L. Martinet 30 pp, 12 1/2" H. No date. From the Bibliotheque de la Jeunesse et de l'Enfance series. Dark green cloth spine, paper-covered boards - rear board with green, yellow and white vertical stripes, front board with title in white letters and gilt bordered colour illustration on green background. **French Text.** … Read more
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TOY TOWN: A NOVELTY PLAYSET. (PLAY SET.)

by Blyton, Enid.

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Published
1997
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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9780001360709
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London: HarperCollins, 1997. Closed dimensions: 13 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. "Open up this spectacular playset and join Noddy and his friends in Toy Town! You can bring the wonderful world of Toy Town to life with an amazing array of pop-ups, plus press-outs of Noddy, his little car, and all your other favourite Toy Town characters.… Read more
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TOY TOWN: A NOVELTY PLAYSET. (PLAY SET.)

by Blyton, Enid.

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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9780001360709
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London: HarperCollins, 1997. Closed dimensions: 13 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. "Open up this spectacular playset and join Noddy and his friends in Toy Town! You can bring the wonderful world of Toy Town to life with an amazing array of pop-ups, plus press-outs of Noddy, his little car, and all your other favourite Toy Town characters.… Read more
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THE STORY OF A RED-DEER.

by Fortescue, J.W. (John William, Sir.)

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Published
1938
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London: Macmillan, 1938. 144 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration of red-deer stag on front board, top edge gilt. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) and 12 gravure plates (all present). The story of a red-deer stag, from his birth on Exmoor to his death in a waterfall as he attempts… Read more
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SARAH'S ROOM.

by Orgel, Doris.

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Published
1963
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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. (47) pp, 6 1/8" H. Glazed pictorial boards. Charmingly illustrated throughout in colour. Little Jenny is not allowed to play in her sister Sarah's room after making a dreadful mess in there one day. One night she dreams of entering the room once again, meeting and talking to the dolls and toys… Read more
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DOCTOR PRICKLEBACK.

by Higham, Geoffrey.

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London: Blackie & Son 48 pp, 7 1/4" H. No date. Pictorial front cover, red cloth spine. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour. When Billie Fluffytail, a young rabbit, takes on the job as assistant to Doctor Prickleback (a hedgehog) an unfortunate accident leads to the loss of valuable medicines. The Fluffytail family plan a sucessful benefit show to… Read more
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THE ONLY TRUE MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. AN EXACT REPRODUCTION OF THE TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED IN BOSTON IN THE YEAR 1833 BY MUNROE & FRANCIS.

by (Mother Goose). Introduction by Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Edited by Harriet Blackstone C. Butler.

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Published
1905
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Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905. xii, 100 pp, 24mo (5 3/4" H). Yellow paper-covered boards, reproducing the illustration from the original 1833 edition (as does the dust jacket), cream-coloured cloth spine. B&w illustrations, black borders to pages. Signed "Harriet Blackstone C. Butler" at the bottom of the Introduction and with a quotation in the same hand on the… Read more
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MOUSE TALES. AN I CAN READ BOOK.

by Lobel, Arnold.

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Published
1972
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New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 64 pp, 8 5/8" H. Color illustrations. Winner of the Irma Simonton Black Award, 1972 (Bank Street College of Education). "When the seven mouse boys are tucked in bed, they ask their papa to tell them a story. Papa does better than that - he tells seven stories, one mouse tale… Read more
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THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE.

by Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira.

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Published
1940
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Unpaginated, 12 1/2" H. Beaufifully illustrated in colour. When drought strikes a Brazilian native family, they trek to find a new home. Along the way, they encounter Carnauba, a woman turned into a palm tree by the Moon. She instructs the young boy in how to obtain food, drink, shelter, medicine and clothing… Read more
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WINGS FOR PER

by d'Aulaire, Ingri & d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin.

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Published
1944
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Edition
First Edition
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. First edition notation on copyright page. Pictorial boards, black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in color and b&w. A Scandinavian boy, Per, grows up in the high mountains, dreaming of flying like the birds who are his neighbors. When war comes to his homeland, Per makes… Read more
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THE SUN'S BABIES.

by Howes, Edith.

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London: Cassell 154 pp, 7 1/2" H. No date, but probably c1940 with the 'wartime' paper of that era. Medium green boards with black lettering on spine and front board, dust jacket with pastedown illustration. 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. A charming collection of stories and poems by the New Zealand author and educator, mixing… Read more
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