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M is for Moose: A Charles Pachter Alphabet

by Pachter, Charles

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2008. Oblong 8vo. Purple boards in an illustrated dust jacket. Fine copy, signed by pachter on the title page. . Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Fox Mykyta

by Franko, Ivan; Bohdan Melnyk [William Kurelek, Ill.]

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Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Montreal: Tundra Books, 1978. First printing of this edition. Blue boards with black lettering. Front board edges water staind, but very light, book otherwise clean and tight, binding square, clean throughout. Dust jacket price clipped and age-toned around the edges but clean and very good. English version by Bohdan Melnyk and illustrated by William Kurelek. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very… Read more
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Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with Original Etchings By David Hockney

by HOCKNEY, DAVID

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Published
1970
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Very Good Plus.
Edition
First Edition Thus
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$60.00

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[London]: Petersburg Press in Accociation with the Kasmin Gallery, 1970. 10.3 cm x 6.3 cm, unpaginated, navy-blue leather with silver cover titles. Miniature photoreproduction of the 46 cm edition published in the same year. Translated and edited by Heiner Bastian from Kinder- und Hausmärchen. The 39 etchings illustrating the fairy tales were drawn directly onto copper plates and etched by… Read more
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Fables of Aesop According to Sir Roger L'Estrange. With Fifty Drawings By Alexander Calder

by AESOP. [Sir Roger L'Estrange]

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Published
1931
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited, First Edition
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Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. No. 159 of 595 copies (of a total edition of 665 copies), printed on Auvergne hand-made watermarked paper, and designed by Monroe Wheeler. Pp. [v], 124, [3]. Pen-and-ink line drawings by Alexander Calder. Loosely inserted is the elusive Paper Knife with vignette by Calder. Pasteboards with blue illustrated wrapper, top edge rough trimmed, others deckled,… Read more
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Puck of Pook's Hill

by KIPLING, RUDYARD

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Published
1906
Condition
Good Plus.
Edition
First Edition
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$500.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1906. Pp. x, 306, [10] - publ. adverts. dated 20.9.06, with 20 black & white illustrations by H.R. Millar. Original maroon cloth with a gilt embossed "Ganesha" roundel - an elephant head with a lotus in its mouth, a recognizable Kipling "logo" which symbolizes wisdom, foresight, and good luck. Another ancient symbol Kipling used for… Read more
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Nutshell Library (4 volumes)

by SENDAK, MAURICE

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
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$200.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1962. 4 volumes, 9.5 cm x 6.5 cm, tan buckram with cover illustration in brown of acorns and oak leaves, brown spine lettering, all in dust jackets and housed in a sturdy, illustrated slipcase. Titles include: One Was Johnny. A Counting Book; Alligators All Around. An Alphabet; Chicken Soup With Rice. A Book of Months;… Read more
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Treasure Island

by STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

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Published
1949
Condition
VG
Edition
First Of This Edition
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$275.00

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London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949. Blue cloth with silver titles on black title label. Wrapped in pictorial dust jacket. Well received illustrated edition of the classic adventure storywhich was one of Peake's favourites. Wear to the edges. Short tear to top of dj and fade to the spine of the dust jacket o/w a very sharp copy.. First Of This… Read more
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A House of Pomegranates. The Design and Decoration of This Book By C. Ricketts & C.H. Shannon

by WILDE, OSCAR

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Published
1891
Condition
Good+
Edition
First Edition
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$1,000.00

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London: James R. Osgood McIlvaine & Co., 1891. Pp. 158, partially unopened. Cover, title-page, endpapers, and textual ornaments designed by Charles Ricketts, 4 full-page illustrations by Shannon, which, because of the "mysterious and disastrous process by which they were reproduced in Paris" are quite faint. (see Muir "Victorian Illustrated Books" p. 191) Backed in apple-green linen with lettering by Ricketts… Read more
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The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits. With Nine Illustrations By Henry Holiday

by CARROLL, LEWIS

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Published
1876
Condition
Near Fine.
Edition
First Edition
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$6,000.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. Exquisite Kelliegram Binding in dark blue morocco with unique colour in-lay surrounded by delicate gilt flowered frame, gilt-stamped and decorated spine, one raised band, all edges gilt, double-sewn headbands, gilt-scrolled turn-ins, silk endpapers, ribbon bookmark. The original illustrated cloth covers and spinestrip bound-in at end. Pp. xi, [3], 83, [2], [1] - publ. advert. not… Read more
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The Olden Days Coat. Illustrated By Muriel Wood

by LAURENCE, MARGARET

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780771047442
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1980. Illustrated card covers in dust jacket. SIGNED by Margaret Laurence on the title-page. First published in 1979. A very good, clean copy (no creases, etc.), in a very good, unclipped dust jacket.. Signed By the Author. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Oblong Octavo.
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Fables By the Late Mr. Gay in Two Volume

by GAY, JOHN

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Published
1757
Condition
Very Good
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$225.00

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London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. And R. Tonson, J. Rivington, et al, 1757. Original full dark brown calf, gilt-framed, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped black leather spine label. Pp. [xviii], 334. Engraved frontispiece, title-page vignette, + 67 engravings, all with plate marks. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, else interior very good and crisp. Expertly rejointed and… Read more
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English Children's Books 1600 to 1900

by MUIR, Percy

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
Fourth Impression
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1985. Pp. 256. With 107 illustrations, including 8 colour plates. Original green cloth, gilt spine, d/w. A fine copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper.. Fourth Impression. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Small Quarto.
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The King of the Golden River

by RUSKIN, JOHN

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Published
1932
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Trade Edition
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$85.00

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London: George Harrap & Co., 1932. Pp. [48], illustrated with 4 colour plates and text illustrations. Illustrated card covers with dust jacket duplicating cover art. Neat gift inscription on front flap, dj slightly soiled, else very good copy.. First Trade Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Octavo.
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships

by SWIFT, JONATHAN] -

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Published
1726
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second State
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London: Printed for Benj. Motte, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-Street, 1726. Four parts in two volumes. Second state frontispiece portrait of "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Aetat Suae LVIII" by Sheppard, printed within oval frame, Latin inscription below. Pp. [blank leaf], xii, 148; [vi], 164; [blank leaf], [vi], 155; [viii], 199, [verso blank]. 5 maps, one to each part… Read more
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Tarzan the Terrible

by BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE

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Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Reprint
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [ca. 1950s] Grey/blue pictorial cloth, black topstain, title-page vignette, map endpapers. Light browning around extremities of slightly solied covers; dust jacket has chips to head of spine affecting the TA and N in Tarzan, nicks to front tips, chips to rear flap tips, crease to top edge of rear panel. Overall a very good copy..… Read more
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Tarzan of the Jungle

by BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE

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Near Fine
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [ca. 1950s] Grey/blue pictorial cloth, black topstain, title-page vignette. Small address label of previous owner to front free endpaper, light browning around extremities of covers, price-clipped dust jacket has only very minor wear to head and heel of spine and corners, and a nick and crease to top edge of front panel. Overall a near… Read more
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Anne of Green Gables

by MONTGOMERY, L.M. [Lucy Maud]

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Published
1908
Condition
Very Good Plus.
Edition
First Edition
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Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. First impression, April, 1908 to copyright page, pp. [ix], 429, 4+4 [publ. adverts], 8 sepia toned illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Tan/bisque coloured, fine ribbed cloth with an uncredited frontcover onlay of a red-haired woman in profile, gilt cover and spine lettering, fore-edge untrimmed. Also, laid in is leaf (blank) from another Montgomery… Read more
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Winnie-the-Pooh Books, Complete Four Volumes:] When We Were Very Young; Winnie-the-Pooh; Now We Are Six; The House at Pooh Corner

by Milne, A. A.

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Published
1924
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Editions
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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1924. 4 volumes, all first impressions of the first editions, illustrated by E.H. Shepard, in dust jackets, with custom slipcase. "When We Were Young": pp. x (does not have numbering at ix), [100], gilt-framed navy blue cloth, gilt front and rear cover decorations and spine lettering, top edge gilt, plain endpapers.… Read more
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Winnie-The-Pooh

by MILNE, A.A.

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Published
1926
Condition
Fine
Edition
First American Edition
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[New York]: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1926. Large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies, of which this is 109, signed by the author and illustrator. Pp. [xiv], 158, black & white illustrations throughout. Bound in pink illustrated boards with a mauve cloth spinestrip, printed paper spine label, top and fore-edges trimmed, bottom edge rough-cut. Woodcut bookplate on Japanese paper… Read more
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Eloise in Paris

by THOMPSON, KAY

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Published
1999
Condition
As New
Edition
Limited/Numbered
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$300.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999. One of 250 copies, signed by Knight. As new in slipcase, still in original shrinkwrap.. Signed by Artist. Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. Illus. by KNIGHT, HILARY. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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