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  • Agee, Jon.
    Z GOES HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A bright and cheerful alphabet book with the shapes of the letters integrated into the pictures. Definition of the words used at the back of the book - ending with 'zowie! what you say when you finish this book!' SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated boards. ISBN: 0-7868-19871.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 29444
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  • ANNO'S ALPHABET. by Anno, Mitsumasa.
    Anno, Mitsumasa.
    ANNO'S ALPHABET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - As is typical of Anno's books, this is both beautifully illustrated and one that rewards a second and closer look. A wordless book with the letters of the alphabet apparently carefully constructed out of wooden letters - but with each having an odd quirk to the perspective. Each double page spread is bordered by different pen and ink drawings with hidden objects. Unpaginated. Large square format. ISBN: 0-690005407.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dust jacket (bookplate. Although now protected by an archival cover the dj has several edgetears, is price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 63110
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    ABC's OF SPACE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Walker, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - An alphabet book for slightly older children with letter represented by two words with definitions from the specialized vocabulary of space exploration. Illustrated in duo-tone photographs and drawings (black, white and orange) Large format. 48 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, and some wear to the illustrated covers, but with clean and good contents, no dj.

    Book ID: 24666
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  • ABC's OF SPACE. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    ABC's OF SPACE.

    Edition: First book club edition, same size and quality as the trade edition.

    New York: Walker, 1969. dj. Hardcover - An alphabet book for slightly older children with each letter represented by two words with definitions from the specialized vocabulary of space exploration. Illustrated in duo-tone photographs and drawings (black, white and orange) What makes this copy of special interest is a photocopied memo laid in stating that when this was reviewed by NASA there were "some incorrect facts" but this information came too late for the first printing (and also this first book club edition) so the corrections will be in the 2nd printing. Large format.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51974
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  • WALK THE DOG. by Barner, Bob.
    Barner, Bob.
    WALK THE DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Colorful alphabet book featuring a parade of 26 different breeds of dogs. INSCRIBED by Barner on the title page and dated in 2001. Includes facts on each breed at the end. Large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-20874.

    Condition: Just about fine in glossy blue boards in a good only dust jacket with tears on both folds, some other minor wear.

    Book ID: 60070
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  • ANIMALIA by Base, Graeme
    Base, Graeme
    ANIMALIA

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987. Hardcover - An incredibly beautiful and intricate alphabet book - a classic. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-590440861.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75809
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  • Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY. by Bryan, Ashley.
    Bryan, Ashley.
    Ashley Bryan's ABC OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1997). Hardcover first edition - An alphabetically arranged selection of lines from poems by African-American authors such as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson. Robert Hayden, Henri Dumas, Paul Dunbar, Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and many others, with striking full color illustrations by Bryan. Foreword by Byran. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-68981209.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72351
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  • A IS FOR THE AMERICAS by Chin-Lee, Cynthia and Terri de la Pena, Illustrated by Enrique Sanchez.
    Chin-Lee, Cynthia and Terri de la Pena, Illustrated by Enrique Sanchez.
    A IS FOR THE AMERICAS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From A is for Americas to Z is for Zuni, this is an alphabet book which the celebrates the cultural diversity, linguistic variety and natural beauty of all the Americas - from the icy tundra of the Arctic Circle to the palms of Argentina. It goes beyond Z to include three characters found in the Spanish language. SIGNED on the title page by both authors. Colorfully illustrated throughout. Oversized oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-531-331946.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51760
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  • MY BERMUDA ABC. by Cooper, Dana.
    Cooper, Dana.
    MY BERMUDA ABC.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Pembroke, Bermuda: Worzalla Publishing, (1991). Hardcover first edition - A book written and illustrated by this Bermuda artist - each page gives multiple examples for each letter, from A for angelfish, avocado, anchor, Annie's Bay and more to Z for zig zag scallop, Zeta island, zoysia grass and Zulu, a weather alert that means the hurricane has passed. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 76480
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  • BABAR'S ABC. by De Brunhoff, Laurent.
    De Brunhoff, Laurent.
    BABAR'S ABC.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1983). Hardcover - "Babar's ABC is the very nicest kind of teacher to have around the home. Use it first with very young children for simple object recognition; later for letter and word identification; and finally... For that satisfying first step into reading complete sentences." Illustrated in color. Large format. ISBN: 0-394859200.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 76629
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  • de Mejo, Oscar.
    OSCAR DE MEJO'S ABC

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual alphabet book, with de Mejo's famous paintings of American myth and legend used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. Includes 2 pages of notes on the stories behind the paintings. Large square format, unpaginated, bound in red boards with gilt lettering. ISBN: 0-060205164.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39077
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  • R IS FOR RACE: A Stock Car Alphabet. (Book plus SIGNED poster.) by Herzog, Brad. Illustrated by Jane Gilltrap Bready.
    Herzog, Brad. Illustrated by Jane Gilltrap Bready.
    R IS FOR RACE: A Stock Car Alphabet. (Book plus SIGNED poster.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of a series of thematic alphabet books - this one uses rhymes, paintings and additional fact-filled text to highlight all the excitement of stock car racing . . D is for Daytona, E is for Dale Earnhardt.." SIGNED on the title page by the author. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1585360155.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the dust jacket.) Laid in a large poster for this book, folded in 4, and also SIGNED by the author Brad Herzog.

    Book ID: 72218
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  • K IS FOR KICK: A Soccer Alphabet (Book and Poster.) by Herzog, Brad; illustrated by Melanie Rose-Popp.
    Herzog, Brad; illustrated by Melanie Rose-Popp.
    K IS FOR KICK: A Soccer Alphabet (Book and Poster.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of a series of informative and attractive alphabet books produced by this publisher - in addition to the simple rhyme for younger children ("A is where soccer is played, all over the world... B is for ball.."), each page also contains expository text for older readers which gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. Illustrated with detailed and realistic full-color paintings by Rose-Popp. INSCRIBED by Herzog on the title page ("To ..., hope you get a 'kick' out of this") Large oblong format, bound in glossy illustrated boards. Accompanied by a 19.5 by 17 inch poster, folded, which reproduces the cover illustration and has the alphabet rhymes in the margins. ISBN: 1-585361305.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy). Poster has been folded, but is otherwise fine.

    Book ID: 36834
    Keywords: Alphabet books, sports
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  • B IS FOR BUFFLEHEAD. by Hutchcraft, Steve.
    Hutchcraft, Steve.
    B IS FOR BUFFLEHEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Alamo, CA: PhotoHutch, (2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Flying Through the ABCs with Fun Feathered Friends " - a beautiful and informative book, illustrated with over 60 full color photographs of North American birds. Includes a "who's who challenge" and several pages of additional facts about the birds. SIGNED on the title page. Square format, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-0982492505.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Promotional brochure laid in.

    Book ID: 67985
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  • B IS FOR BUFFLEHEAD. by Hutchcraft, Steve.
    Hutchcraft, Steve.
    B IS FOR BUFFLEHEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Alamo, CA: PhotoHutch, (2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Flying Through the ABCs with Fun Feathered Friends " - a beautiful and informative book, illustrated with over 60 full color photographs of North American birds. Includes a "who's who challenge" and several pages of additional facts about the birds. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Square format, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-0982492505.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Promotional brochure laid in.

    Book ID: 67986
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  • Huygen, Wil, (illustrated By Rien Poortvliet.)
    THE BOOK OF THE SANDMAN AND THE ALPHABET OF SLEEP.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated and charming book, mostly written for adults, but one which it would be fun to share with children, a mixture of fantasy, fact, fun and commonsense. Two travelers discover the secrets of sleep from the Sandman himself - and find an alphabet book which becomes a book-within-a-book with helpful hints for both sleepyheads and insomniacs. 121 pp. Oblong format. ISBN: 0-8109-15243.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper, tear at bottom of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 24637
    Keywords: Alphabet books
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  • Krach, Maywan Shen, illustrated by Hongbin Zhang.
    D IS FOR DOUFU: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    Arcardia, CA: Shen's Books. 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful large format book which introduces 23 Chinese words or phrases (there are no words which start with the i, u or v sound), giving the both the Chinese pictograph and the romanized pinyin version and the historical and cultural background. The illustrations use Chinese folk art to provide both whimsy and lyricism; they are based on the style used in Chinese cave paintings from the 3rd century. ISBN: 1-885008-066.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 23589
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  • EH? TO ZED: A Canadian ABeCedarium. by Major, Kevin; illustrated by Alan Daniel.
    Major, Kevin; illustrated by Alan Daniel.
    EH? TO ZED: A Canadian ABeCedarium.

    Edition: First printing.

    Calgary, Alberta: Northern Lights Books / Red Deer Press (2000). Hardcover first edition - A colorfully illustrated alphabet focusing on all things Canadian, from aurora to Dan McGrew, Evangeline to Gretzky, poutine, Perce and Zamboni. Illustrated by Alan Daniel. Includes several pages explaining the words and images chosen. Winner of the Alberta Children's Book of the Year Award and nominated for many other awards, Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-889952221.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards (gift inscription, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 78457
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  • THE SAILOR'S ALPHABET. by McCurdy, Michael.
    McCurdy, Michael.
    THE SAILOR'S ALPHABET.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - A traditional alphabet forecastle chanty from the 1800s illlustrated with color scratchboard drawings depicting a frigate in the American navy around 1837 in the age of fighting sail. Oblong format. unpaginated. ISBN: 0-395841674.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chip to the upper corner of the back cover)

    Book ID: 77534
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  • ANTELOPE, BISON, COUGAR: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book. by Medley, Steven P.; Daniel San Souci, illustrator.
    Medley, Steven P.; Daniel San Souci, illustrator.
    ANTELOPE, BISON, COUGAR: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book.

    Edition: First printing.

    Yosemite National Park, California: Yosemite Association, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A colorfully illustrated book featuring animals found in our National Parks - each letter is illustrated by a full page color paintings by Daniel San Souci and tells which park the animal frequents, as well as giving a bit of general information on their habits. SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator and dated in the year of publication. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1930238037.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 73259
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  • JUST IN CASE: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book. by Morales, Yuyi.
    Morales, Yuyi.
    JUST IN CASE: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Roaring Brook, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal. SIGNED by the author-illustrator on the half title page with a small sketch of Senor Calavera (Mr Bones, a skeleton) and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1596433298.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47375
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  • FANCY NANCYS FAVORITE FANCY WORDS: From Accessories to Zany. by O'Connor, Jane. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
    O'Connor, Jane. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
    FANCY NANCYS FAVORITE FANCY WORDS: From Accessories to Zany.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York Harper Collins (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary through colorful and fun pictures and text. SIGNED on title page by the illustrator, Robin Glasser. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0061549236.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 60742
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  • A IS FOR AFRICA. by Onyefulu, Ifeoma.
    Onyefulu, Ifeoma.
    A IS FOR AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Dutton - Cobblehill Books, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A colorful book with each letter of the alphabet illustrated by a full color photograph taken by the author, and showing an aspect of the village life she knew growing up as a member of the Igbo tribe in southwestern Nigeria - even though the pictures were taken in Nigeria, they represent universal African experiences of traditional village life, warm family ties and hospitality. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-525-651470.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60776
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  • Park, Darcie, illustrator; Coerr, Eleanor.
    S IS FOR SILVER: A Nevada Alphabet.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rhyming alphabet book, colorfully illustrated for younger children, but with informative sidebars on each 2 page spread for older children or adults. This celebrates the diversity, history and beauty of Nevada from the glitter of the Las Vegas strip to the natural beauties of Lake Tahoe and the desert and the wildlife found there, from the pioneers who crossed by wagon train to those who built monuments like the Hoover Dam. Oblong format, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated (40 pp.). ISBN: 1-585361178.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator, Darcie Park, with the year 2004 and the word 'enjoy.' Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32664
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  • D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: An African American Alphabet. by Sanders, Nancy I.; E. B. Lewis, illustrator.
    Sanders, Nancy I.; E. B. Lewis, illustrator.
    D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: An African American Alphabet.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - Highlights the achievements of African Americans through the years - from A is for abolitionists, B is for Buffalo Soldiers to X is for Malcolm X. Illustrated throughout in full color by E. B. Lewis. Reference list. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 158536293X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57054
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  • AN ALPHABET OF ANIMALS (FOR THE TOURIST TO SOUTH AFRICA.) by Sargent, Bernard, illustrator.
    Sargent, Bernard, illustrator.
    AN ALPHABET OF ANIMALS (FOR THE TOURIST TO SOUTH AFRICA.)

    Edition: First printing.

    The South African Tourist Corporation, (1958.). First edition - Descriptions of exotic African creatures from the antelope and antbear to the ystervark and zebra, illustrated with both color photographs and full color paintings by Bernard Sargent. Includes separate sections on African birds, games reserves and national parks, general travel information. Maps, Oblong format measuring 6'' x 8''. 48 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled illustrated wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 52566
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  • A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet. by Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - One of a series of thematic alphabet books - this one uses rhymes, paintings and additional text to highlight all the things that make America, America - K is for "Kitty Hawk and Kansas and Kodiak bears, King Kamehameha, Kellogg's Rice Krispies squares .." Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1585360155.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50849
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  • Sierra, Judy (Illustrated by Barney Saltzberg)
    THERE'S A ZOO IN ROOM 22.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Humorous rhymes which bring a whole zoo to Miss Darling's classroom from Amanda Anaconda to heaps of hamsters, the lemur in the lunchbox, and more. Colorfully illustrated by Barney Saltzberg. SIGNED on the title page by the author and dated in the year of publication. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-152020330.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36855
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  • AN ALPHABET OF ANGELS. by Willard, Nancy.
    Willard, Nancy.
    AN ALPHABET OF ANGELS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Scholastic - Blue Sky Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - Charming alphabet - for all ages - of common and uncommon guardian angels (the angel of streetlights, the angel of dreaming and more), illustrated with photographs of folk art angels by the author. Oblong format, printed on glossy stock. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-590-48480x.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38501
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  • MISS BINDERGARTEN TAKES A FIELD TRIP WITH KINDERGARTEN. by Wolff, Ashley, illustrator, signed. Joseph Slate.
    Wolff, Ashley, illustrator, signed. Joseph Slate.
    MISS BINDERGARTEN TAKES A FIELD TRIP WITH KINDERGARTEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this series featuring Miss Bindergarten, the kindergarten teacher. Both an exploration of all the fun places the class goes, and an alphabet book - "Adam's dad's a chaperone. Brenda's mom is, too. Christopher says, 'Hey, don't leave yet--a stone hopped in my shoe.'" SIGNED on the front endpaper by the illustrator Ashley Wolff and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. Laid in a stiff card promotional piece about Wolff and her books, folded. ISBN: 0-525467106.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 73250
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