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1 Harriet and Her Scholars; A Sabbath School Story.
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St 1827 1/4 leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 90 pages; By the American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St. , Philadelphia. 1/4 leather over paper boards. This copy printed prior to the Sunday School Union's move to 148 Chestnut in 1853. Leather spine title lettered "Harriet & Scholars." Paper boards have their marbled paper covering largely missing. Frontis engraving missing, either not bound in or possible removed. Ront endpage neatly removed as well as a corner area of the front pastedown - very likely the product of an owner's wish to remove ownership marks. Binding remains sound but with some weakness and mild internal splits. Complete text, scattered light toning and foxing. Good only, at best. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 The New England Primer Improved, or An Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading; to which is added, The Assembly's Shorter Catechism
Pittsburgh United Presbyterian Board of Publication 1888 Wraps Near Fine 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 36 pages; no date given but circa [1888], with prior ownership in pencil inside front cover dated that year. Pictorial wraps with saddle stapled binding. Thin strip of marbled paper over spine, as issued. Expected mild toning but otherwise quite fresh and neat. Illustrated with woodcuts. NF 
Price: 22.50 USD
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3 Two Weeks with the Greys : a Story of American Home Life. Little Dot Series
London Religious Tract Society 1885 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Color lithograph and woodcuts; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 64 pages; Small format HC in royal blue cloth with ornate floral designs and borders stamped in black. Color lithograph plate mounted to the ower corner of the front board. Titles in relied in a gilt field to cover and in black to spine. Endpages split at front and back. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners. Color litho frontis is handsome and bright; in text illustrations are small woodcuts and lithographs. G++ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Abbott, Jacob Harper's Story Books, Vol 3 With, "Virginia, Or, a Little Light on a Very Dark Saying" ; "Timboo & Joliba, or the Art of Being Useful" ; "Timboo & Fanny, or the Art of Self Instruction"
New York Harper & Brothers 1855 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; HC in ornate Victorian era decorated cloth. Decorative pond-scape illustrated title vignette to cover board and ornate decorative title design to spine. 3 books in one volume, with separate title pages and pagination. Profusely illustrated with full page, half page and in-text engravings. Corners bumped with mild abrasion to cloth. Nicked and rubbed at spine ends. Front endpage neatly removed, probably to efface a personal gift inscription. Soundly bound and generally neat with but mild scattered toning. VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Ackerman, Karen & Linda Allen Moveable Mabeline
New York Philomel 1990 0399215808 / 9780399215803 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Bright, snug and neat in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Gift inscription neatly penned to front endpage; otherwise unmarked and very neat. Illustrated with bright color drawings. NF/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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6 Adams, Andy Hawaiian Sea Hunt Mystery Biff Brewster #3
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Bound in original sea green and white tweed paper covered boards. 1st edition with Hawaiian Sea Hunt appearing as the terminal Brewster title on the inside list and dust jacket rear panel. Spot of mild shelf rub lower edge of rear board; shallow chipping to the adjacent area of the jacket. A short, small spot of color offset from the boards to the jacket from a superficial contact with moisture. Small red pen doodle to the upper edge of the jacket rear panel. VG/VG- 
Price: 13.95 USD
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7 Adshead, Gladys L. and Elizabeth Orton Jones (illust.) What Miranda Knew
London & New York Oxford University Press 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Color Illustrations; Square 12mo 7" - 7" tall; HC in publisher's blue cloth over boards with title lettering to spine and small pictorial vignette to cover in black. 1st edition. Sound clean copy with bright unrubbed externals. Rich color illustrations throughout by Orton Jones. One page starting slightly at front edge; it has a little rubbing stres where it extrudes slightly from the page block. A child's penciled letters on two pages. Lacking dust jacket, else about VG 
Price: 49.50 USD
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8 Ainsworth, Ruth The Adventures of a Rag Doll A Happiness Story Book
London P. C. Publishing Limited 1969 Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1969 P. C. Publishing Limited. Slim HC in color pictorial boards. Publisher's 29c price printed on cover board. Binding sound and contents bright. Light rubbing to covers at board corners. Short, mild stress crack across unlettered spine. Several prior onwer names inside front cover, two of which have been penciled over. Sound decent and still attractive copy. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Aliki The Story of Johnny Appleseed
New York Prentice-Hall 1976 Tenth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; [SIGNED] Square format HC/DJ Original edition, 10th printing. Issued circa 1976; with a warm personal inscription and drawing by Aliki to the verso of the front endpage. Prior owner, a personal fiend of Aliki and De Angeli, has placed her bookplate on the recto of the front endpage. Dust jacket lightly sunned at spine panel and has a small wrinkle from a drink condensation at the front panel. Mild shelf rub to bottom of board edges. VG+/VG This early Aliki title is scarcely6 encountered in signed examples. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.50 USD
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10 Allen, James T. Charles Robinson and his Friends, a sequel to "Real Heroes"
London Alfred Holness 1904 Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 62 pages; Smaller 12mo format HC in original tan cloth with decorative color added pictorial design to cover; title lettering at spine - "Select Books for the Young". Scarce pedagogical religious book for juveniles illustrated with wooducts. No copies recorded in institutional holdings searched on Worldcat. Light silverfish patchiness to the cloth boards. Binding snug and contents clean. Gift inscription in handsome script to front endpage dated 1904 Christmas. Toning to front and rear endpages. Solid clean copy; scarce. VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Altemus, Henry A Child's Story of the Bible; Altemus' Young People's Library, No. 5
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1899 early printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W and color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 279 pages; Early printing. HC/DJ is snug and solid in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket corners and spine ends shelf rubbed. Small chips missing from top jacket spine end and top edges of jacket covers. Mild shelf soiling to cloth exteriors. Slight dampstaining evident to first 5 pages of text. Shadowing to front and rear endpaper. Gift inscription from prior owner to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W and color artwork. VG-/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Ambrus, Victor A Country Wedding
London Oxford University Press 1973 0192796976 / 9780192796974 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 24 pages; 1973 Oxford U Press oversize HC/DJ Superbly fresh copy appears unread; no marks. Immaculate dust jacket. Gift quality; F/F As new 
Price: 13.75 USD
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13 American Sunday School Union Union Questions, on Select Portions of Scripture from the New Testament; Volume I Containing the Life and Miracles of the Lord Jesus Christ
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union 1831 1/4 leather Very Good 
Map, folding; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 154 pages; Small format volume bound in 1/4 sheep over marbled paper boards. Folding map of palestine at front. Copyrighted in 1831, this is presumably the 1st edition. Leather spine unlettered but supple and with only light rub to ends and surface. Boards lightly rubbed edges. Contetns complete and clean with just the expected mild toning. Bookplate of a Liberal Arts College Philosophical Society. Solid neat copy. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Andersen, Hans Christian & James Riordan & Wayne Anderson (Illust. ) Thumbelina
New York Putnam Juvenile 1991 0399217568 / 9780399217562 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just superficially bumped top front corner. Feels and appears unread. NF/NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Andersen, Hans Christian and Charles Boner (Afterword and Trans. ) A Christmas Greeting; Thirteen New Stories
New York C. S. Francis & Co. 1848 2nd American edition Hardcover Very Good- 
frontis engraving; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 165 pages; hardcover in original brown cloth with elaborate decorative blind stamped designs to boards; title letteringand pictorial elements brightly in gilt to spine. Issued as one of the volumes in the Francis & Co. "Little Library". Apparently the 2nd American edition after an 1847 James Miller printing. Illustrated with tissue guarded frontis engraving of "The Little Match Girl". Snugly bound and clean. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends with trace fray. Boards lightly bumped at corners. Period gift inscription in pencil to front endpage. All endpages present and well bound. Expected light toning and occasional spotting to page stock. One page near front has a small piece of the page at the top corner torn away; the rear free endpage is missing a more sizable piece from the top corner. Still a very solid and still quite handsome copy of this scarce early printing of some essential Andersen tal;es, including the match Girl and Red Shoes among others. Page 154 to 165 comprise an afterword by Charles Boner with several pages of publisher ads appearing at rear. VG- 
Price: 250.00 USD
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16 Anderson, Hans Christian and Svend Larson, Ed. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, Four Volumes (Complete)
Denmark Flensted 1964 B001PNEYWQ reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Complete 4 volume set. Later printing. Snugly bound and clean in glossy illustrated dust jackets. Light shelf/handling wear to jackets at edges; top edge of volume 3's jacket is slighty more worn with mild crimping and corners worn. Superficial toning to spine of volume 2. Prior owner's name penned to front endpage of each volume; all volumes otherwise unmarked. Solid copies. VG/VG- ... Oversize book/set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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17 Anderson, Neil & Mary Catherine Wiggins (Illust. ) Tina and the Too-Big Doll
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1956 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Drawings, some colored; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 44 pages; Tall 8vo. HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing. Snug, clean and neat in original color illustrated dust jacket. Complete 1-10 printing line on copyright. Dust jacket a little toned to the spine panel and with several very small nicks and tiny closed tears at edges. $2.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Illustrated from drawings by Wiggins, many with color added. Color pictorial endsheets. Mild thumbing evidence to page edges; gift inscription to the verso of the front endpage, penned in a child's hand and dated 1957. Solid bright and attractive in jacket. VG+/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Anglund, Joan Walsh The Little Bookshelf: Slipcased Set of 6 Volumes A Friend is Someone Who Likes You; What Color is Love?; Childhood is a Time of Innocence; Spring is a New Beginning; Christmas is a Time of Giving; Love is a Special Way of Feeling.
New York Harcourt Brace 1966 0152456155 / 9780152456153 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Slipcased set of six dust jacketed volumes of Anglund's most popular, color illustrated gift/verse books. Each book is bound in a unique color cloth and each is in its original pictorial dust jacket. Housed in publisher's pictorial paper covered slipcase with ISBN 0152456155 lettered on the rear panel of the slipcase. No record of this slipcased set is found in institutional holdings searched by Worldcat. All volumes are square and snug with original dust jackets. Jackets toned at spine panels. Pictorial slipcase is rubbed at corners and along one of the open edges. There is a mild, halo damp line to the box/case at the closed side, but no books are affected. Solid attractive slipcased set. Very uncommon in this edition with not a single example found in our search of institutional and university library collections. VG+/VG/VG-. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Appel, Theodore Letters to Boys and Girls about the Holy Land and the First Christmas At Bethlehem
Reading, PA Daniel Miller 1886 First Edition Hard cover Very Good+ 
BW Illustrations; Color Map; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 155 pages; 1886, First edition. Bright solid copy in original ribbed brown cloth; borders in ornate black stamped designs and titling brightly stamped in gilt. Square, snug and neat; no marks. BW plates and ills scattered throughout text. Just a touch of mild rub at extremities. A very attractive example of this quite uncommon work. VG+ 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Appleton, Victor Don Sturdy in Lion Land or The Strange Clearing in the Jungle
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rogers 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; 1929 Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. 1st edition. Dust jacket front flap lists just 9 Sturdy titles, as do interior lists at front of book and in catalog ads at rear. Plain white endpages. Original red cloth with title lettered in green with an outline of black at cover and in black at spine. Front board edges have light/moderate patchy silverfishing as does front edge of page block. Dust jacket clean and complete with some rubbing at the front flap fold and some light chipping at spine ends and tips. Pencil gidt inscription to front endpage is dated 1930. VG-/VG 1st edition. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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