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1 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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2 JOHNSON, OSA Snowball. Adventures of a Young Gorilla by Osa Johnson. Illustrations by Arthur August Jansson
New York Random House 1942 
First Edition. Quarto, 51 pages. Signed by the author, Osa Johnson. Laid in are 3 black & white signed photographs of Osa Johnson. One shows Osa feeding a tiny baby gibbon with a little baby bottle while it rests in its cradle made from an inverted camp bench and is inscribed: “To Jimmy, Best wishes, Osa Johnson.” It measures 9” x 7” and on the verso is affixed information about the photo, indicating it was taken on 7/6/36 and is from a visit she and her husband, Martin Johnson, made to Borneo. Another image (8” x 10”) is of Osa and Martin wearing old-fashioned leather flight helmets with raised goggles, both smiling, and is signed and inscribed: “Best African wishes, Osa Johnson.” The third photo (8” x 10”) is signed “Osa Johnson” and shows Osa sitting at a table looking enthusiastic and lovely, taken while on a promotional tour for her documentary adventure film ‘Jungles Calling.' Illustrated with black & white and color drawings by Arthur August Jansson. A very good plus bright copy with minor rubbing to the corners and the barest hint of dust soiling to the cloth at the spine without dust jacket. A sweet children's story book telling the tale of a young gorilla named Snowball, one of Osa Johnson's most lovable and mischievous jungle pets. Osa and her husband Martin Johnson were among the first to make films of unexplored parts of Africa and the South Pacific. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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3 MICHELSON, RICHARD Did You Say Ghosts? Illustrated by Leonard Baskin
New York Macmillan 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author,Leonard Baskin on the title page. Children's scary story book with full-page color illustrations of witches, monsters, and demons. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 TAYLOR, THEODORE The Cay
Garden City Doubleday 1969 
Later printing. Signed and inscribed by the author Theodore Taylor - To Pam, I do hope you will enjoy this story of two very different people. All best wishes, and a Very Merry Christmas, Theodore Taylor, Dec. 4, 1971. Laid in is a four page pamphlet about the author, also signed and inscribed by Taylor to the recipient of this book. Hardbound. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Winner of numberous children's book awards and made into an acclaimed television movie starring James Earl Jones and Gretchen Corbett. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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