Children’s Books

Children’s books

 


 

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. By Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel]. New York: Vanguard Press, 1938. Early Printing.

A very good early printing from Dr. Seuss! Black paper pictorial cover over red quarter cloth spine. Shelf wear and rubbing to front and back boards (bottom edge). Cover shows red feathered hat pointing left. Back cover shows hat pointing right. Copyright date is 1938. End papers show hats going from small to large in front and large to small in back. Title page states “Author of ‘And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street.'” In a good plus dust jacket, showing boy holding 2 hats, and words: “Author of ‘And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street.'” Dust jacket is price-clipped bottom left front flap. Dust jacket mentions …Mulberry Street on front flap, and lists reviews of …Mulberry Street on back flap. Two small closed tears to front of jacket; large closed tear on back of dust jacket. Illustrated throughout in b/w with hats in red ink. [48] pp.

$299


The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow’s Daughter. By L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Rand McNally, ca. 1972. Reprint.

Near fine white binding softcover reprint circa 1972. Full color John R. Neill illustration pictorial front and back covers. $1.50 price on cover. Binding is sturdy and square. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white drawings. No markings or nameplates.Foxing to top and bottom edges and to first two pages, text otherwise clean and bright. Appears unread. 288 pp. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$20


The Magic of Oz: A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap’n Bill, in their successful search for a Magical and Beautiful Birthday Present for Princess Ozma of Oz. By L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Reilly & Lee, ca. 1964. Reprint.

Near fine white binding hardcover reprint / reissue, circa 1964-1969. Full color John R. Neill illustration pictorial boards on front and back. Top right corner bumped, else fine. Binding is sturdy and square. Black, white, and red endpapers. Tiny bookshop label on first free endpaper. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white drawings. No markings or nameplates. 272 pp. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$50


The Magic of Oz: A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, together with the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap’n Bill, in their successful search for a Magical and Beautiful Birthday Present for Princess Ozma of Oz. By L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Rand McNally, ca. 1972. Reprint.

Near fine white binding softcover reprint circa 1972. Full color John R. Neill illustration pictorial front and back covers. $1.95 price on cover. Binding is sturdy and square. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white drawings. Pages evenly toned. No markings or nameplates. 272 pp. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$22


The Road to Oz. By L. Frank Baum. New York: Harper Collins / Books of Wonder, 1991. Fascimile, 2nd printing.

A brand new, second printing facsimile of the 1909 edition in a new dust jacket. Green cloth pictorial boards. Black, white, and red endpapers by John R. Neill, and illustrated throughout by him in black and white on colored paper. Represents some of Neill’s finest Oz drawings. Each section of the book is printed on a differently colored paper, as was the original. Laid in is a brochure for the Wizard of Oz Museum in fine condition. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 267 [2] pp. Octavo, 6 x 10 inches tall. The Road to Oz: In Which Is Related How Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow’s Daughter Met on an Enchanted Road and Followed it All the Way to the Marvelous Land of Oz. is the fifth of L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz books. It was originally published on July 10, 1909 and documents the adventures of Dorothy Gale’s fourth visit to the Land of Oz.

$35


The Scarecrow of Oz. By L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Rand McNally, ca. 1972. Reprint. 

Near fine white binding softcover reprint circa 1972. Full color John R. Neill illustration pictorial front and back covers. $1.50 price on cover. Binding is sturdy and square. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white drawings. No markings or nameplates. Bottom right corner bumped. Small bookstore label inside front cover. Some foxing to first and last page, text otherwise clean and bright. 288 pp. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$25


The Land of Oz: being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman and also the strange experiences of the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated Saw-Horse, and the Gump, the story being a sequel to The Wizard of Oz. By L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Rand McNally, ca. 1972. Reprint.

Near fine white binding softcover reprint circa 1972. Full-color John R. Neill illustration pictorial front and back covers. $1.95 price on cover. Binding is sturdy and square. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white drawings. Pages evenly toned. No markings or nameplates. 281 pp. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$22


The High King. By Lloyd Alexander. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. Third printing.

A very good plus SIGNED third printing from April, 1969 in a very good dust jacket. Blue paper over boards with deep blue title stamping on cover and spine. No bumped corners or markings. Blue/green endpapers with even toning. Signature of author on half-title page. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Dust jacket has circular rub on front cover measuring less than 1/4″. Newberry Award label on cover is heavily worn. Sunning to jacket spine cover and small crease at foot. Professional repair on top edge of front cover of jacket, which is unclipped and shows original sale price. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 285 [1] pp. Octavo. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$80


Watership Down. By Richard Adams. New York: Macmillan, 1974. Book Club Edition.

A very good plus book club edition in a very good dust jacket. Contemporary BCE with the release of the first American edition. Buckram 1/2 cloth over ivory paper boards with “Richard Adams” embossed in gold foil. Binding is sturdy and square. Burgundy endpapers. Jacket shows copyright date of 1974. Moderate loss to jacket at spine corners (see photo). 429 pp. with glossary and maps. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$30


Arlene Hirschfelder. Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1986. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine.

Very near fine first edition, first printing in a fine dust jacket. Blue paper covered boards with purple quarter cloth binding. Very small spots of original binder’s glue appear to have seeped through cloth in the outer gutter of the front of the book. Map of United States endpapers showing Native lands and communities. B/W photos throughout. Fine dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 152 pp. with index. Large octavo, 7 x 9 inches tall.

Explores the everyday life, culture, and preservation of traditions of America’s native peoples, including North American Indians, Inuit, and Aleuts. Discusses stereotypes and myths about North America’s First Peoples. Suitable for grades 4-8.

$50.00


Irwin Shapiro. The Golden Book of America: Stories from our country’s past adapted for young readers, from American Heritage. Second printing. Near Fine.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Second printing. Cloth. Near fine in a very good+ Dust jacket. Book is strong, sturdy, clean and tight. Red pictorial cloth with patriotic vignettes and buckram quarter cloth spine. Red foil stamping of title on spine. Price-clipped dust jacket shows minor shelf wear with one small closed tear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 216 pp. Quarto, 8 x 11 inches tall.

Introduction by Bruce Catton. From Native America to Columbus to the U-Boat. Over 300 full-color reproductions of paintings, prints, photographs, and posters from American History.

$30.00

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