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  • PATTY'S SUMMER DAYS. by Wells, Carolyn.
    Wells, Carolyn.
    PATTY'S SUMMER DAYS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1935.). A title in the "Patty" series. 294 pp. Red and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good in blue cloth (severe toning to the pages, some discoloration to the cloth on the spine.)

    Book ID: 53554
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  • SEASHORE LIFE. by Wells, Harrington.
    Wells, Harrington.
    SEASHORE LIFE.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Co, (1937.). Hardcover first edition - Book written for use in elementary schools. A title in the Western Nature Science Series. Contains 9 units: Sea Shells & Their Owners; Strange Mollusks; The Starfishes & Their Relatives; The Crusty Animals; Sea Flowers, Rafts & Jellyfishes; Worms, Corals, & Sponges; Shore Birds; Sea Lions, Tidepool Fishes, & Other Chordates; and, The Seaweeds. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. List of other books, Index of text and illustrations. xxiv, 271 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated green cloth (a few neat marginal notations in pencil, otherwise almost like new) Uncommon in the first ediiton.

    Book ID: 66348
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  • LAND OF THE WHATSIT: Adventures of Billy and Betty. by White, Billy and Betty (pseudonym of Charles Dexter Morris)
    White, Billy and Betty (pseudonym of Charles Dexter Morris)
    LAND OF THE WHATSIT: Adventures of Billy and Betty.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macaulay Co., (1935.). Hardcover first edition - A "writing out in story form" of some of the humorous adventures (adventures "found on our front doorstep and in our back yard") of Billy and Betty, two children who supposedly published an amateur newspaper, adventures which originally appeared on a radio program with the same title as this book. The Whatsit became a four page cartoon insert in 'True Story' magazine and eventually an immensely popular miniature newspaper "by children for children" which reached a subscription level of almost 4 million children. Als inclues cartoons and illustrations by Joe Banks and humorous verse. 333 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with gold panels - some wear to the ends of the spine the corners, a few foxing/spots to the margins, prev owner's name in pencil.

    Book ID: 56961
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  • MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE. by White, T.H.
    White, T.H.
    MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1946). Hardcover first edition - A fantastical tale of a lonely young girl who discovers a colony of Lilliputians living near her home. llustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. Illustrated endpapers. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in pale blue-grey boards with gilt lettering on spine, small illustration on front cover, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83061
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  • THE SWING: Poems and Illustrations. by Wilson, Joyce Lancaster
    Wilson, Joyce Lancaster
    THE SWING: Poems and Illustrations.

    Edition: First printing, signed limited edition.

    San Francisco: The Press in Tuscany Alley, (1981.). SIGNED first edition - A charming group of poems illustrated with seven full-page multi-color linocuts by the author. The pages are printed on one side only on French-folded sheets bound Japanese-style with white silk thread. Design and presswork by Adrian Wilson. Number 174 out of 300 numbered copies signed by both the author/illustrator and the printer, Adrian Wilson.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 57086
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  • HILO: THEN EVERYTHING WENT WRONG, Book 5. by Winick, Judd.
    Winick, Judd.
    HILO: THEN EVERYTHING WENT WRONG, Book 5.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, (2019). SIGNED hardcover - Humorous graphic novel for middle grade children, the fifth in this series featuring the robot from another plant, Hilo, and his friends. "Find out more about what really happened on Hilo's world before he came to earth." SIGNED on the title page. Color by Steve Hamacker. 195 pp. ISBN: 978-1524714963.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 78920
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  • MYSTERY OF THE LAUGHING MASK. by Wirt, Mildred A.
    Wirt, Mildred A.
    MYSTERY OF THE LAUGHING MASK.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1940.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth title (and last one listed) in the series "Mystery Stories for Girls" - a rather uncommon book by the author of the original Nancy Drew books. Set in Florida, in the Everglades and at a small beach town, this feautures a girl working for a naturalist for the summer. Glossy frontispiece. 203 pp plus 7 pp of the first chapter from 'The Runaway Caravan,' the first in another Wirt series of books called Trailer Stories for Girls.

    Condition: Very good+ in orange cloth with navy lettering in a good dust jacket (dust jacket lists just 7 titles). Gift inscription on the illustrated front endpapers in the box provided for this, usual light toning to pages, chip to upper front corner of dj, slight loss at ends of spine, but overall a clean and tight book in an attractive dust jacket and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 47849
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  • OLD TALES OF JAPAN: Volume I. by Yasuda, Yuri, Illustrated by Yoshinobu Sakakura.
    Yasuda, Yuri, Illustrated by Yoshinobu Sakakura.
    OLD TALES OF JAPAN: Volume I.

    Edition: First edition.

    Japan: Dai-Nippon Printing Co, (1947). Hardcover first edition - Three Japanese folk tales translated into English by Yasuda and illustrated with full color plates and some smaller black and white drawings by Yoshinobu Sakakura. Includes The Story of Shitakiri Suzume (The Tongue-cut Sparrow), The Story of Nezumi No Yomeiri (The Marriage of a Mouse) and The Story of Urashima Taro (The Fisherman). The first of four volumes of Japanese folk tales published just after World War II. Foreword by Elizabeth Grey Vining. 92 pp plus final illustration and a list of the 4 volumes. Decorative endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated red boards (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79990
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50242
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  • BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China. by Young, Ed.
    Young, Ed.
    BEYOND THE GREAT MOUNTAINS: A Visual Poem about China.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2005.) dj. Hardcover - A beautiful book by this Caldecott award winning artist, one which can be enjoyed on many levels. "Ed Young's spare prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail the beautiful and mystical land that the author so clearly loves. The unique format and gorgeous paper-collage illustrations, highlighted with Chinese characters, combine to convey the many facets of China to form a poetic picture of the land's grace, depth, and majesty. Author's note and a list of the Chinese characters then and now. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8118-43432.

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

    Book ID: 50243
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