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  • LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS. by Bakis, Kirsten.
    Bakis, Kirsten.
    LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a "weird and haunting parable for our times" set in New York City in what was, at the time this was written, the near future. Winner of the Bram Stoker award and a New York Times Notable Book. ISBN: 0-374-189870.

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

    Book ID: 61015
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  • PENGUINS, PENGUINS, EVERYWHERE! by Barner, Bob.
    Barner, Bob.
    PENGUINS, PENGUINS, EVERYWHERE!

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Colorful collage images and whimsical verse [combine] to make this a funny, bouncy, informative introduction to the world of penguins." The simple text makes this book perfect for the youngest readers, but the array of penguin facts including the "Penguin Parade" with information on all 17 penguin species makes it an ideal choice for older readers as well." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing. Slightly oversized format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-5664X.

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

    Book ID: 44770
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  • WINTER FOX. by Brutschy, Jennifer. Illustrated by Allen Garns.
    Brutschy, Jennifer. Illustrated by Allen Garns.
    WINTER FOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A girl and her father go hunting for a fox who had stolen her pet rabbit - only to realize that the fox itself was hungry and deserving of pity. A lovely book with evocative illustrations by Allen Garns. The author's first book for children, and the first illustrated book by Garns. INSCRIBED by the author opposite the title page "To --- very special friends and neighbors" and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-679-915249.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61434
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  • NOW I REMEMBER: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist, by Burgess, Thornton W.
    Burgess, Thornton W.
    NOW I REMEMBER: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist,

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1960) dj. Hardcover - The final book by this prolific author and conservationist, best known for the many children's books he wrote in the Old Mother West Wind series, where the characters included Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes. This tells of his childhood in Sandwich on Cape Cod, where after the death of his father when he was just a year old, he worked as a boy to help support his mother, selling milk and eggs, herding cows on Town Neck, picking cranberries, and roaming nearby woods and fields to find blueberries,…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (1960) dj. Hardcover - The final book by this prolific author and conservationist, best known for the many children's books he wrote in the Old Mother West Wind series, where the characters included Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes. This tells of his childhood in Sandwich on Cape Cod, where after the death of his father when he was just a year old, he worked as a boy to help support his mother, selling milk and eggs, herding cows on Town Neck, picking cranberries, and roaming nearby woods and fields to find blueberries, blackberries, and mayflowers to sell. One of his employers, lived on Discovery Hill Road, a wildlife habitat of woodland and wetland, an area he loved to explore. This habitat became the setting of many stories in which Burgess refers to Smiling Pool and the Old Briar Patch. Despite the title this is not a typical autobiography but rather a reflection on many things - that "eyesight is mental after all" and the ability to really "see" does not depend on having vision; that he will always be in debt - not financially - but to those who have given him so much along his way, and more. Frontispiece portrait. 338 pp.

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    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89308
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Review copy with promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 58555
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  • THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND. by Burman, Ben Lucien.
    Burman, Ben Lucien.
    THUNDERBOLT AT CATFISH BEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Wieser & Wieser, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - After a catastrophic event in the normally quiet Mississippi community, the Catfish Bend animals visit the outback of Australia and the jungles of India. Illustrations adapted from sketches by Alice Caddy. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-914373-005.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, some foxing to top edge of textblock, one short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 78888
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  • WAR HORSE. by Downey, Fairfax.
    Downey, Fairfax.
    WAR HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children based on Downey's experiences during World War I, in which he served in the horse-drawn artilleries. The horse, Barbara, is based on his own mount who served through five major battles and who, despite her wound, went on to win some jumping events. Illustrated throughout with drawings - including some double page spreads - by Paul Brown. xii, 236 pp

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with brown lettering and a small illustration on the front cover - a bit of wear to the covers, but overall a straight and tight copy. No dust jacket. .

    Book ID: 71757
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  • IN THE WOODS (Algonquin Happy Books, No 153). by Hart, Ruby.
    Hart, Ruby.
    IN THE WOODS (Algonquin Happy Books, No 153).

    Edition: First edition.

    Algonquin Publishing Co / P F Volland, 1931. Hardcover - A rather uncommon and charming book about animal families written for very young children and illustrated by Hart with full page, full color paintings and illuminated initial letters. Algonquin Happy Books, No 153. Consists of 6 leaves printed, with the first and last pages used as the pastedowns, so 14 pp total A small slim book, measuring just 7 x 8 1/4 inches, with wraparound cover illustration.

    Condition: Very good in papercovered boards - some wear to the edges, minor toning, previous owner's name.

    Book ID: 85369
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  • Hay, Ella H. (illustrated by George A. King.)
    FRIENDLY TALES FOR CHILDREN.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Indianapolis: Midwest Publishing Co., 1946. Hardcover - Stories of Cricket the cat, Buster the bull pup and many other animals. Color frontispiece by George King and black and white illustrations throughout. Slightly oversized format; bound in olive green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover.

    Condition: Near fine condition - an appealing vintage children's book.

    Book ID: 13692
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  • SINBAD THE GORILLA. by Johnson, Alice.
    Johnson, Alice.
    SINBAD THE GORILLA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press Publishing, (1951). Hardcover first edition - A baby gorilla is captured for a zoo - illustrated with black and white photographs of Sinbad with the zookeepers, dressed in various costumes, etc. Unpaginated, illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with red, black and white illustrations and lettering, A clean copy in a sturdy binding.

    Book ID: 60379
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  • Lightner, A.M. (Alice L, Hopf)
    THE WALKING ZOO OF DARWIN DINGLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Putnam, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by Richard Cuffari. The story of a boy who is kidnapped, and to his kidnappers dismay they find he is more trouble than he was worth, because with him there is always a zoo, 'a wallking, crawling, or flying zoo.' of all sorts of insects. Uncommon novel by this author who is best known for her juvenile science fiction stories.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.( previous owner's name and address written on front inside flap of dj., one short closed tear)

    Book ID: 28505
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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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  • THE TRURO BEAR AND OTHER ADVENTURES: Poems and Essays. by Oliver, Mary.
    Oliver, Mary.
    THE TRURO BEAR AND OTHER ADVENTURES: Poems and Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by this National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet which includes "ten new poems, thirty-five of her classic poems, and two essays, all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved and disobedient little dog, Percy, who appears and even speaks in thirteen poems, the closing section of this volume." 80 pp. ISBN: 978-0807068847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84299
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  • MR. RED SQUIRREL. by Robinson, Tom; Kurt Wiese, illustrator.
    Robinson, Tom; Kurt Wiese, illustrator.
    MR. RED SQUIRREL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1943) dj. Hardcover first edition - An appealing story of a little girl and the bold little squirrel who comes to her tea party. Illustrated with color lithographs by Kurt Wiese on every page. Slightly oversized format, unpaginated. Bound in illustrated boards with an ivory cloth spine in a dust jacket that repeats the illustration on the front cover.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (small chip to top of dj spine, original price of $1.50 still present. Uncommon in this condition and in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83959
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  • WHAT IF YOU HEARD? by Sheret, Rene.
    Sheret, Rene.
    WHAT IF YOU HEARD?

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book about listening to sounds and understanding the meaning of them - from the easy ones like a cat's meow or purr to amusing and nonsensical ones like a crocodile with a toothache and a sinking tugboat. Illustrated in yellow, blue and green by the author. Large format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, some edgewear to dj, crinkling to front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 83375
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  • PIECES OF CHRISTMAS. by Sloat, Teri.
    Sloat, Teri.
    PIECES OF CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Animals from Africa to Antarctica are pictured celebrating Christmas on stamps sent to Santa from around the world. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Promotional postcard laid in. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8050-63552.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53064
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