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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 ARNOLD, ADELAIDE WILSON A Son of the First People
New York Macmillan 1940 
First Edition. Illustrated by Loren Barton. Near fine with a trace of edge wear in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of darkening to the spine. The story of a young Native American boy living in Southern California. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 BANTA, N. MOORE Busy Little Brownies
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1923 
First Edition. Illustrated by Dorothy Dulin. Decorative endpapers. Very good copy with a bit of edge wear and some slight darkening to the cloth at the spine without dust jacket. A charming tale of fairy life. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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4 BAXTER, BETTY The Unseen Enemy
Chicago Goldsmith 1938 
First Edition. Very good plus copy with some minor edge wear and a bit of fading to the cloth at the top of the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some small chips and tears and a shallow chip at the top of the spine. The front panel of the dust jacket has a colorful illustration of two young girls entering a storage room filled with household treasures. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 CARMER, CARL Hurricane Luck. Illustrated by Elizabeth Black Carmer
New York Aladdin Books 1949 
First Edition. Publisher's complimentary copy with their printed card. Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with some darkening at the spine. A children's book set off the Gulf coast of Florida during a hurricane. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 CHEAVENS, MARTHA Spun By an Angel. Illustrated by Carol Critchfield
Nashville Broadman Press 1948 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Martha Cheavens to her literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “To Dorothy Olding, with love and nostalgia for those long-ago days when I was writing this book. Martha Cheavens.” Near fine very lightly used copy without dust jacket. A book for young adults set in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 ERICKSON, PHOEBE Wildwing
New York Harper 1959 
First Edition. Very good copy with some very minor edge wear in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some small tears and tiny edge nicks and a light 1” smuge mark at the top of the front flap. Illustrated with drawings by Phoebe Erickson. The story of a young Arapahoe Indian boy who befriends a tiny orphaned colt named Bronze Feather. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 FARJEON, ELEANOR Mr. Garden. Illustrated by Jane Paton
New York Henry Z. Walck 1966 
First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple of tiny tears and light rubbing at the spine. A delightful children's story of a small man who lovingly tends a garden through the seasons. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 FARJEON, ELEANOR The New Book of Days. Illustrated by Philip Gough and M.W. Hawes
New York Henry Z. Walck 1961 
First Edition - American. Very good plus with a hint of wear to the extremities in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with slight darkening to the spine and a touch of edgewear. A collection of short prose and poetry for children. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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10 GAG, FLAVIA Sing a Song of Seasons
New York Coward-McCann 1936 
First Edition. Written and illustrated by the youngest sister of the better-know Wanda gag. Very good in a chipped and used dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 HERR, CHARLOTTE B. (BEEM, FRANCES) The Bear Who Never Was Cross by Charlotte B. Herr. Designs by Frances Beem
Chicago P.F. Volland 1913 
First Edition. Ownership signature. 4 3/4” x 6 1/4”. With ten charming full-color illustrations by Frances Beem, in total; six full-page, two small, one on the title page, and one on the front board. Very good copy with some edge wear and minor use without dust jacket. A delightful children's book about a kind-hearted bear and his friend White Rabbit. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 MACK, GWYNNE DRESSER The Broolin. Written and Illustrated by Gwynne Dresser Mack
Santa Barbara, CA Wallace Hebberd 1943 
First Edition. Gift inscription. Illustrated with free-hand cut-out silhouettes by Gwynne Dresser Mack. Touch of offsetting to the endpapers, else a near fine copy with a trace of darkening to the cloth at the spine and a hint of edge wear without dust jacket. A charming children's story about a being known as the Broolin: “...a funny little person, with big hands and feet and knobbled knees.” 
Price: 27.50 USD
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13 MACPHERSON, JOHN F Children Still
Oxford Shakespeare Head Press 1939 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, John F. Macpherson: “For Diana Mayne, with love from the author, John F. Macpherson, Christmas, 1939.” With frontispiece and three tipped-in color illustrations, a map, and six black & white illustrations by H.R. Millar. Very good sound copy with the bottom front corner very slightly bumped and with a bit of use, with front cover illustration in bright full-color with just a faint bit of chipping to one edge. ‘Children Still' is the sequel to Macpherson's ‘Children for Ever' and continues the adventures of the English children Reggie and his sister Elsie who fell from Earth into a fantastic place where, thanks to a powerful elixir, the children never grow up. Along the way the children become leaders and adventurers, encountering pirates, dangerous beasts, colorful airplanes, rivals, ghosts, and friends. A sweet children's story. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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14 MILHOUS, KATHERINE Herodia the Lovely Puppet
New York Scribners 1942 
First Edition. Illustrated with black & white and color illustrations. A life-size puppet show whose star, Herodia, is rumored to be a real girl. About fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some small chips and tiny tears. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 PETERS, BERNADETTE Broadway Barks
Maplewood, NJ Blue Apple Books 2008 
First Edition. Signed by the author / actress / singer Bernadette Peters” “Love, Bernadette Peters.” Illustrated by Liz Murphy. Oversize children's picture book. Includes a cd of Bernadette Peters reading ‘Broadway Barks' featuring the tune ‘Kramer's Song,' a good night lullaby written and sung by Ms. Peters. As new in an as new dust jacket. The title of the book refers to an annual pet adoption event held in New York City, founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, in which members of the Broadway acting community gather together to help dogs and cats in need of homes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 POLITI, LEO Juanita
New York Scribners 1948 
Early edition. Gift inscription. Beautifully illustrated by Leo Politi. Near fine bright copy with a hint of edge wear in a very good slightly used and dust soiled dust jacket with the bottom corner flap clipped and with some small chips and tears and a curved 1 1/2” tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 SCHILLER, JUSTIN G Digging for Treasure. An Adventure in Appraising Rare and Collectible Children's Books
Bloomington, IN Friends of the Lilly Library 1997 
First Edition. Paperbound, 4 1/2” x 7”. A truly fascinating and informative work documenting the research and eventual acquisition of the amazing collection of children's books and related materials from Elisabeth Ball's library which were donated to Indiana University's Lilly Library by the George and Frances Ball Foundation. Some examples from the collection include, Kate Greenaway's Mother Goose in proof state inscribed by the artist, two of Charles Lamb's individual tales from Shakespeare, a first edition of Christopher Smart's Hymns for the Amusement of Children, A Compleat History of the Life and Marvelous Actions of Tom Thumb, and the only known copy of a 1771 printing of the Renowned History of Giles Gingerbread. In addition to the 8500 books and over 1200 manuscripts directly related to the children's book collection, Miss Ball had more than 4000 nonjuvenile titles, including a copy of William Blake's Book of Job. Illustrated in color throughout. The front cover is illustrated with a reproduction of Elisabeth Ball Oakhurst's beautiful art deco bookplate. Fine in stiff glossy printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 VASSILOVITCH, IVAN Beatrice the Ballerina
New York Dutton 1942 
First Edition. Very good copy with some minor darkening to the spine and outer edges and with a bit of spotting and edge wear in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears. The charming story of an ambitious and romantic dog who becomes a famous ballet dancer named Beatrice. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 WILLIS, FRITZ Cancan
Hollywood, CA Mistletoe Press 1945 
First Edition. Illustrated by Fritz Willis. Pages tanned as usual, very good lightly used copy with some minor offsetting to the endpapers and a touch of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling and a few small chips and tears. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 WOURIO, EVA-LIS The Land of Right Up and Down
London Dennis Dobson 1968 
First Edition - British. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Fine bright copy without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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