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1 The Audience for Children's Books. A Symposium Sponsored by The Center for the Book and the Children's Literature Center Held at the Library of Congress March 12 - 13, 1979
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress 1980 
First Edition. Paperbound. Fine in printed wrappers. the printed remarks on children's literature from British author and critic Elaine Moss and Barbara Rollock, coordinator of children's services at the New York Public Library, and others. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 BORTON, ELIZABETH Pollyanna in Hollywood
London Harrap 1951 
Later printing. Another in the series of “Glad Books,” where Pollyanna finds good in every experience, and in mercurial Hollywood, that will be a tall order. Very good copy with some splitting to the front hinge and missing the front free endpaper in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some very small chips and tears. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 DEMERS, PATRICIA P.L. Travers
Boston Twayne 1991 
First Edition. A look at Travers the author of the beloved Mary Poppins books. A study of her life and work. Fine in dust jacket. Scarce. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 MILNE, A.A The House At Pooh Corner - Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
London Methuen 1928 
First Edition in the First Issue dust. Fine clean copy with the gilt-stamping still bright in a very good dust jacket with a tiny bit of fraying at top of spine and a couple of tiny tears. Attractive copy. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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5 SHREWSBURY, WILLIAM & ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON A Children's Version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island by William Shrewsbury
Las Vegas, NV 1966 
First Edition. Original 54 page script for an unproduced play “A Children's Version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island” by William Shrewsbury. Bradbound in a black binder. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 TARKINGTON, BOOTH Penrod
New York Doubleday Page 1914 
First Edition, First Issue. Ownership inscription. Some cloth rubbing, very good. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 TUNIS, JOHN R Son of the Valley
New York Morrow 1949 
First Edition. Very good bright copy with a 1/2” darkened spot at the bottom of the spine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and tears and a faint 1/2” dampstain to the top edge of the front panel. A story set in Tennessee in the 1930s during the time of the development of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and its impact on the Heiskell family and their young son, Johnny, in particular. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 ULLIN, ROBERT Besides, the Wench is Dead
Garden City Doubleday, Doran 1935 
First Edition. The story a group of people living in a rooming house and caught up in the destinies of steel magnets and their mills. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny tears and some dust soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 WARNER, SYLVIA TOWNSEND Lolly Willowes & Mr. Fortune's Maggot
New York Viking 1966 
First Edition. One of 600 unnumbered advance copies of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Lolly Willowes & Mr. Fortune's Maggot, specially designed as a Christmas presentation for friends of the author and the publishers with the publisher's printed seasonal greeting laid in. The printed dedication to this special one-volume edition reads: “This edition is dedicated by the publishers to the memories of Heywood Brown, Henry Seidel Canby, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Christopher Morley, [and] William Allen White, the original judges of the Book-of-the-Month Club who chose Lolly Willowes as the Club's first selection, and to the memory of Carl Van Doren who chose Mr. Fortune's Maggot as one of the early selections of the Literary Guild.” Illustrated with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Near fine copy with a touch of darkening around the edges without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 WHITE, E.B Stuart Little
New York Harper & Bros. 1945 
First Edition. Near fine copy with a hint of edge wear in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some rubbed spots and a few small chips and tears. White's first children's book. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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11 WHITE, T.H Mistress Masham's Repose
New York Putnam 1946 
First Edition - American. With illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. Near fine copy with just a trace of shelf wear in a very good slightly used dust jacket with a bit of fading to the spine and with a few small chips and tears. The charming tale of an orphan girl named Maria who discovers a magical world inhabited by Lilliputians. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 [BAUM, L. FRANK] L. Frank Baum. Catalogue Eleven
Los Angeles Peggy Christian - Bookseller 1974 
First Edition. The landmark illustrated catalogue of Baum that did much to establish the serious interest in collecting Baum. Listed are such gems as Baum's own scrapbooks including the one he kept for the publication of The Wizard of Oz (each book catalogued at the nostalgic price of $150.00), Baum's original manuscripts for the musical play version of The Wizard of Oz, and dozens of other delights all of which came from the Baum family. Paperbound. Fine in wrappers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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