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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 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 WRIGHT, BETTY REN A Ghost in the Window
New York Holiday House 1987 
First Edition. Fine in a near fine bright price-clipped dust jacket with a trace of edge wear. Scarce hardbound issue. The story of Meg, a young girl whose dreams are the focus of a mystery about a man's death in a car accident who has been accused of stealing $50,000 from a bank and has chosen Meg as his way to prove his innocence from ‘the other side'. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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