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  • N'HEURES SOURIS RAMES: The Coucy Castle Manuscript. by De Kay, Ormonde.
    De Kay, Ormonde.
    N'HEURES SOURIS RAMES: The Coucy Castle Manuscript.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - Supposedly the first publication of an intriguing ancient French manuscript, translated and annoted by de Kay - until you try reading it out loud! You don't really need to know a word of French to enjoy this book (the translations are at the back, though) Bibliography, index. Frontispiece. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-517-540819.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (ownership stamp of poet Elizabeth Harrod)

    Book ID: 58096
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  • LITTLE BOY BLUE: Finger Plays Old and New. by Hogstrom, Daphne; illustrated by Alice Schlesinger.
    Hogstrom, Daphne; illustrated by Alice Schlesinger.
    LITTLE BOY BLUE: Finger Plays Old and New.

    Edition: First printing.

    Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1966. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Whitman Small World Library series. Nursery rhymes with full-color illustrations and smaller pictorial descriptions of hand and finger movements to act out each poem. Large format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 45062
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  • THE BABY'S SONG BOOK. by Poston, Elizabeth; illustrated by William Stobbs.
    Poston, Elizabeth; illustrated by William Stobbs.
    THE BABY'S SONG BOOK.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Crowell, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic nursery rhymes meant to be sung to babies, complete with musical notation and illustrated in full color by William Stobbs. Slightly oversized format. Index of first lines and index of titles. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-690112831.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (small erasure spot on front endpaper, price-clipped,, tear to lower edge of back cover of dj )

    Book ID: 69181
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  • WE ARE ALL IN THE DUMPS WITH JACK AND GUY: Two Nursery Rhymes With Pictures. by Sendak, Maurice.
    Sendak, Maurice.
    WE ARE ALL IN THE DUMPS WITH JACK AND GUY: Two Nursery Rhymes With Pictures.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains two traditional rhymes from Mother Goose, Ingeniously joined and interpreted by Sendak. Despite the nursery rhyme origins, this is not exactly a book for children as Sendak takes on homelessness, the plight of orphans, and brutality to the powerless. 27 double page and full page illustrations by Sendak. Oblong format. ISBN: 0-06-2050141.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54049
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  • Sendak, Maurice.
    HECTOR PROTECTOR AND AS I WENT OVER THE WATER: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures by Maurice Sendak.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1965.). Hardcover - Very cool childrens book by Maurice Sendak, Fully illustrated pages with pencil and pen and colored with pencil. Includes 2 nursery rhymes and as usual with Sendak, the pictures tell one possible story behind the simple words - for example, why 'the queen did not like him / no more did the king. '

    Condition: Good only.(Child's name, a drawing and crayon's numbers on first few pages preceding the text itself) in illustrated boards with green cloth spine.

    Book ID: 26577
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  • I SAW ESAU, THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK by (Sendak, Maurice, illustrator) Opie, Iona and Peter, editors.
    (Sendak, Maurice, illustrator) Opie, Iona and Peter, editors.
    I SAW ESAU, THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK

    Edition: First US printing of this edition with the Sendak illustrations (originally published in 1947 by the

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful book - ryhmes with a punch, created by children to respond to taunts, to lament the drudgery of school, and to have a quick reply. An example is one of the "Grace"s: "Bless the meat, damn the skin, Open your mouth, And cram it in." Sendak's illustrations are among his best - Small format. 160 pp. ISBN: 1-56402-0460.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71578
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  • MOTHER GOOSE'S LITTLE TREASURES. by Wells, Rosemary, illlustrator and Iona Opie.
    Wells, Rosemary, illlustrator and Iona Opie.
    MOTHER GOOSE'S LITTLE TREASURES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the illustrator, Rosemary Wells, on the half-title page. A collection of little-known nursery rhymes collected and with an introduction by renowned folklorist Iona Opie, beautifully illustrated in full color by the award-winning artist Rosemary Wells. Meet some unknown characters - Mrs Whirly the Fish Fryer, the Wee Melodie Man and many others - and hear some unfamilliar ryhmes in this unique collection for all ages. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9780763636555.

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

    Book ID: 39025
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