- Keyword = animal stories
MIDNIGHT LOUIE'S PET DETECTIVES.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "well-stocked menagerie" of 17 stories, all but one appearing for the first time, and all featuring cats, and dogs, hamsters, possums and more detectives with four legs. SIGNED by FOUR authors at their stories: J.A. Jance, Anne Perry, Carole Nelson Douglas and Carolyn Wheat. Also INSCRIBED by Douglas on the title page. Introduction by Lawrence Block. Stories by Lilian Jackson Braun, Dorothy Cannell, Bill Crider, Esther M. Friesner, Ed Gorman, Jan Grape, Jean Hager, Toni L. P. Kelner, Lisa Lepovetsky, Barbara Paul, Nancy Pickard, Bruce Holland Rogers, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Carolyn Wheat. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-312864353.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 78908More details Price: $30.00
MOTHER WEST WIND'S CHILDREN.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1911.). Hardcover - Appealing small volume - trademark: Burgess Quaddies. Stories of Reddy Fox, Johnny Chuck, Hooty the Owl and other animals, Illustrated by George Kerr with a glossy frontispiece and three internal plates. Green and white illustrated endpapers. 243 pp.
Condition: Good+ in illustrated blue cloth with black lettering -corners slightly bumped, minor foxing.Book ID: 73765
THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY MUSKRAT: The Bedtime Story-Books # 6.
Edition: Early printing.
Boston: Little Brown, 1924. Hardcover - Appealing small volume with the notation on the title page of "trademark: Burgess Quaddies." Originally published in 1914. this is one of a charming series of books for young children, each featuring a different small animal, by this noted naturalist, who was born and grew up in Sandwich on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Over a span of more than 50 years, he wrote 170 books plus many more articles and stories, all of which have taught several generations of children the importance of conservation of our wild lands. Illustrated by his long time friend and collaborator, Harrison Cady with a frontispiece and 5 inserted glossy plates. 120 pp.
Condition: Very good overall in beige cloth illustrated in red and black (missing one of the plates, but otherwise a clean and tight copy with only minimal wear to the covers.)Book ID: 44601More details Price: $15.00
WILD FOLK: Stories of Field and Forest.
Edition: First thus.
Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, (1930). Hardcover first edition - An omnibus edition containing three stories, each numbered separately. The Adventures of Fleet Foot and her Fawns (121 pages); The Travels of Honk-A-Tonk (108 pages); Snooks--the Bear Cub (94 pages). Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull and Peter DaRu with a frontispiece and small drawings at the head and tail of each chapter. Each story is paginated individually - 121, 108 and 94 pp.
Condition: Very good in sturdy tan buckram with black lettering.Book ID: 79036More details Price: $21.50
LASSIE: THE MYSTERY OF BRISTLECONE PINE
Edition: Authorized edition.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., (1967.). Hardcover - lllustrated in blue by Larry Harris. 218 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Based on the famous movie and television series.
Condition: Very good in wraparound illustrated boards, matte finish (usual toning to pages, corners slightly bumped, minor wear to edges of boards.)Book ID: 42192
Edition: Early printing.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1956. Hardcover - Delightful story of a little bear who learns the ways of the world, and also begins to learn how to be "brave" illustrated with charming full color paintings by Marge Opitz. A Rand McNally Jr. Elf book number 8072. Back cover lists to Lancelot #8105. Cover price 15c. Small format.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards - a little rubbing to the covers, and some of the inevitable toning to the pages, but overall quite attractive.Book ID: 37272More details Price: $7.50
DON'T WORRY, WAGS.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: North-South Books, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Wags is worrier, and when she joins her family on a trip to the farmer's market and gets separated from them, her worst fears seem to be coming true. Charming full-color illustrations show all the animals who help the lost puppy - and reassure her "Don't worry, Wags..." . Translated from the German by J. Alison James. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-7358-18495.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a very near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 48026More details Price: $16.00
LASSIE: FORBIDDEN VALLEY.
Edition: Authorized TV edition.
New York: Golden Press, (1959.). This book ( with a notation on the title page stating "Originated by MGM. Authorized edition featuring characters from the LASSIE television program") is illustrated with two-tone drawings by Harry L. Timmons. Scenic illustrated endpapers. 282 pp.
Condition: Very good+ in bright wraparound "cello" or cellophane covered photo-illustrated boards (previous owner's name.)Book ID: 42191More details Price: $12.00
CAT AND I.
Edition: Large print book club edition.
New York: Harper & Row, 1990. dj. Hardcover - An account of the 21 years the author spent with Miss Willow, her elegant, haughty and sage cat.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 26961
LASSIE AND THE MYSTERY AT BLACKBERRY BOG.
Edition: Authorized TV edition.
New York: Golden Press, (1956.) dj. One of the first 8 titles in a new series published in a uniform format, all of them with a diamond background on the spine of the dust jacket and illustrated with many line drawings (other titles in the series included the first Trixie Belden and Kathy Martin books, Fury, Rin Tin Tin, etc.) . This book ( with a notation on the copyright page stating "Featuring LASSIE, the famous dog starred in MGM pictures. See Lassie now on television") is illustrated with two-tone drawings by Ken Sawyer. Diamond illustrated end papers.Bound in a tan and rust diamond patterned cover. Dust jacket illustration by Hamilton Green. 282 pp.
Condition: Very good+ in near fine dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages.)Book ID: 35234More details Price: $20.00
THE KING OF THE CATS and Other Feline Fairy Tales.
Edition: Trade paperback.
Boston & London: Faber & Faber, (1993.). A collection of 36 fairy tales from around the world which celebrate feline intelligence, intuition, and ingenuity, collected and with an introduction by Stephens. Grouped by themes - Dick Whittington, Puss in Boots, etc - with a significant number of "less known" stories. Stories from 15 countries, dating back to 1256, and possibly earlier and includes tales collected by Andrew Lang, Washington Irving, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. Bibliography. 237 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 42929