This is a compiled list of some of the requests I've had on the internet for out-of-print children's books. It gives you an idea of the service I provide and some of the books that I have available. Perhaps it will trigger some nostalgic veins of your own.
And if you don't remember the title? Check out Stump the Bookseller for the mysteries still unsolved (which you can help solve!) and Solved Mysteries for those obscure memories that I have figured out.
I don't have everything, but I'll always keep an eye out for you.
I don't have a book that is exclusively the Rhyme of The
that Jack Built (although I'm sure it exists), but
here are three
books which contain the poem:
Michael Forman's Mother Goose. Harcourt Brace Jovanich, 1991. G. $10 ppd
Marguerite de Angeli's Book of Nursery & Mother Goose Rhymes.Doubleday, 1954. VG <SOLD>
Gyo Fujikawa's Mother Goose. Grossett &Dunlap, 1968. VG. $12 ppd
Thank you for writing! I thought The House
Jack Built was a story book. I'd like to reserve Marguerite de
Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes-- and if it's not what
was looking for, I'll keep it anyway. I love older books, before
started being changed.
I went to your site and noticed a query from Anon for a book entitled House That Jack Built. This is a 1959 Caldecott Honor book by Antonio Frasconi. Hope this helps.
Actually, it's older than that. It's a British folktale that many children's authors and illustrators have tackled, including Frasconi, Foreman, deAngeli, Fujikawa and Caldecott himself.
Ask and ye shall receive! Here it is:
A Patch Work Quilt of Favorite Tales. Donohue, 1933, later printing. Tall 4to with pictorial boards, including many wonderful color illustrations, and stories like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Little Black Sambo, Little Red Hen, Three Little Pigs, Three Little Kittens and Chicken Little. Minor wear to edges, otherwise VG. <SOLD>
Thanks so much!! Can't believe you found it so quickly!
I've found your book!!
Addie. Christopher for President. Illustrated by Mel Crawford. Golden Press, NY, 1973. A Very Good hardcover (clean, tight, bright) with inscription inside front cover. <SOLD>
I only have one right now:
Appleton II, Victor. Tom Swift in the Race to the Moon. Grosset & Dunlap, 1958. Blue cloth with dust jacket, chipped at top of spine. VG/VG- <SOLD>
These are very hard to find in good shape, but here are two:
Austin, Margot. Churchmouse Stories. A Collection. NY: EP Dutton, 1956, first edition thus. Yellow cloth (dirty), corners worn, pencilled name on cover. G. <SOLD>
Austin, Margot. Trumpet. NY: EP Dutton, 1943, 3rd pr. Blue cloth spine with red pictorial boards, very worn edges and cover scraped. Interior clean. G-. <SOLD>
Yes I am interested!! I will put check in
mail on Thursday, which is payday! Thanks.
It was interesting to see that someone else also wanted Margot Austin. When I wanted to buy Peter Churchmouse for my nephew's children I was horrified to find that her books are out of print. I believe it was through My simon that I found that Gabriel Churchkitten is to be reprinted, though I will believe that when I see it.
Barnes and Noble lists a number of the Churchkitten books, many more than Alibris does, and a number of other Austin books. But, oh my, the prices. How would you like a paperback first edition for $105? I was checking to see if they have a reprint listed yet. They don't.
and another request:
My Grandmother’s Grandmother used to either read/tell the Cuffy Bear stories to her when she was a little girl @ 1926 and my Grandmother would tell us the stories. Several years ago my Aunt found a book through the library system, but it was not available for purchase. Its basically adventures of Cuffy Bear (stories are similar to Peter the Rabbit).
Arthur Scott Bailey wrote several series of children's books: Cuffy Bear Books, Slumber-Town Tales, Sleepy-Time Tales, and Tuck-Me-In Tales. I have two Sleepy-Time Tales and one Cuffy Bear (as well as several in the other series):
Bailey, Arthur Scott. The Tale of Cuffy Bear's
Illustrated by Ernest Vetsch in red and black. Pictorial
& Dunlap, 1929. Cuffy Bear Books series. 6 x 7.5", 127pp.
with brown stamped cover. Cover is worn and soiled, interior is
and clean. G. $18 ppd.
Bailey, Arthur Scott. The Tale of Billy Woodchuck. Illustrated by Lawrence Brehm in red and black. 3-color pictorial endpapers. Grosset & Dunlap, 1916. Sleepy-Time Tales series. 6 x 7.5", 112pp. Orange cloth with black stamped cover. Cover is worn, esp. corners and ends of spine, interior is bright and clean. G. $16 ppd.
Bailey, Arthur Scott. The Tale of Tommy Fox. Illustrated by Harry L. Smith in red and green. Grosset & Dunlap, 1915. Reprint. Sleepy-Time Tales series. 5 x 7", 112pp. Green cloth with red and blue stamped cover. Cover is crisp, interior is bright and clean. $15 ppd.
Here’s a good copy of that old favorite:
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin. The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. Illustrated by Dorothy Grider. NY: Platt and Munk, 1931, 1945. Glossy folded pages with bright illustrations, red cloth. Red cover soiled, otherwise a clean copy. VG-. $25 + 3 shipping.
Yes, it does exist. I have one in hand:
Banks, John Kendrick. Bikey the Skycycle and other Tales of Jimmieboy. Illustrated by Peter Newell. <SOLD>
here's one of your requests, and an imposter?
Barklem, Jill. Spring Story. Philomel, 1980. A Brambly Hedge book. A small square book, as new in dust jacket. $18 + 3 shipping.
Aris, Ernest, illustrator. Henry Hedgehog's Hat. Gallery books, 1989, 1990. The Brambledown Tales. square book, slightly larger than above. VG/VG $12 + 3 shipping.
I've found a nice Barbie book for you:
Bethel, Jean. Barbie the Baby Sitter. Illustrated by Claudine Nankivel. NY: Wonder Books, 1964. Glossy pictorial boards. VG. $18 + 3 shipping. This is a Wonder Book (similar to a Little Golden Book), not the Whitman novel format of other Barbie titles.
I have two early copies for you: one is a first missing one
other is an early reprint, but with all its plates. Tough
Baum, L. Frank. The Royal Book of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1921. First edition (typo on p. 255). 11 of 12 color plates, missing the frontis. Endpapers have some crayon marks, corners bumped, some minor wear, but overall a good clean copy of the real thing! Greyish cloth with pictorial paste-on. VG-. $200 + 5 shipping.
Baum, L. Frank. The Royal Book of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1921. First edition, second state (typo p. 255, but no pictorial endpapers). 12 color plates. Greyish cloth with pictorial paste-on. Minor edge wear, but clean and bright. VG. $185 + 5 shipping.
How ‘bout 1953?
Bialk, Elisa. The Colt Of Cripple Creek. Illus by Eward Shenton. World Publishing, 1953. Good condition, no dust jacket. <SOLD>
Book of Fairies. Illus. Horace J. Knowles. London: George
n.d. 5.5 x 8.25", 152 pp. VG/G+ $26ppd.
Silver and Gold. Illus. Ethel Everett, 6 of 8 color plates, many full page b&w illus. NY: Thomas Nelson, 1928. 7.5 x 8.5", 128pp. Spine cloth loose, hinge cracked, rear endpaper loose. Beautiful color plates and deco cover. Poor condition. $24ppd.
Yellow Fairy Book. Color frontis, rest b&w illus. London: George Newnes, n.d. 7.5 x 10.75", 123pp. DJ chipped at rear, one tear at front. VG/G+ <SOLD>
Foxglove Story Book. Illus. Hilda Boswell, 2 full page color plates. London: John Gifford, n.d. 7.25 x 9.75", 128pp. Many two-tone illus. Corners bumped, otherwise VG-. $26ppd
The Third Holiday Book. Illus. Hilda Boswell, 8 full page color plates. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., n.d. 7.5 x 10", 192pp. Nice early copy, beautiful color plates plus many two tone illus. Bottom of DJ spine chipped 1", otherwise VG/G. $38ppd
I've found your book!
Brother Ernest, C.S.C. Peanut Tony's Boy. Catechetical Guild Educational Society, 1947. Good+. Hardcover, picture cover (one of those great forties silhouettes), library binding but not ex-library, dust jacket has some chips but book is very good, illustrated by Bill Lackey. <SOLD>
Here it is:
Brown, Margaret Wise. The Friendly Book. Illus. by Garth Williams. Golden Press, 1954. Little Golden Book #592 Very Good. $15
No, I want the Giant Golden Book version.
Toon, Gladys E. Animal Story Book. Saalfield, 1928. 9.5"x12" pictorial boards, 8 lovely color plates. Minor shelf wear, dust jacket has three chips from bottom edge and one repaired tear at back. Even so, a beautiful book in nice shape. Fine/Very Good- <SOLD>
Burgess, Thornton. Bedtime Nature Library. (Titles:
Merry Coasting Party, A Robber Meets His Match, Paddy's Surprise
Reddy Fox's Sudden Engagement, Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend, The
Little Bears, Bobby Coon's Mistake, Young Flash the Deer) Illus.
Cady. Platt & Munk, n.d. 7" x 8", 8 linenlike books,
stapled. In original printed box (slightly worn at edges). Books
good condition, one with 1.5" of tape on spine. VG/VG-
Burgess, Thornton. Old Mother West Wind. Illus. by Harrison Cady. Little Brown, 1910, 1938, 1960. Golden Anniversary Edition (reprint). Green cloth, soiled, no dj. G+ <SOLD>
Burgess, Thornton. Happy Jack. Illus. by Harrison Cady. Grosset & Dunlap reprint (1918). 8vo, blue cloth, slightly acidic and foxed paper. DJ knicked at spine edges and chipped at bottom of front cover. G+/G+ <SOLD>
Burgess, Thornton. The Adventures of Ol' Mistah Buzzard. 6 black and white plates illustrated by Harrison Cady. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1919, 1919. The Bedtime Story Books, Burgess-Quaddies Trade Mark. 4.5" x 6.75", grey cloth with black and red illustrated stamping on cover. Worn at edges, top of spine frayed, otherwise G. $12 postpaid.
Burgess, Thornton. The Adventures of Johnny Chuck. 6 black and white plates illustrated by Harrison Cady. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1913, 1930. The Bedtime Story Books, Burgess-Quaddies Trade Mark. 4.5" x 6.75", grey cloth with black and red illustrated stamping on cover. Slightly worn, but overall quite clean. VG-. <SOLD>
Burgess, Thornton. Mother West Wind "Why" Stories.8 color plates by Harrison Cady. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1915, 1927. Burgess-Quaddies Trade Mark. 4.5" x 6.75", grey cloth with black, red and green illustrated stamping on cover. Slightly worn, but overall quite clean. VG-. $25 postpaid.
[ibid] ... another, late Grosset & Dunlap reprint, reinforced binding, $9 postpaid
Burgess, Thornton W. The Burgess Animal Book for Children. Illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Little Brown, 1920, 1922. Lots of black and white and color plates. Green cloth with gilt and color paste-on. Binding worn but intact, overall VG-. <SOLD>
I also have an early book by Burnett illustrated by Harrison
called Old Silver Bell, or something close to that. Would you be
in that also?
I have two beautiful copies of A Little Princess that I hope
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. London: Frederick Warne, no date . First edition. 5 pages of ads in rear. Brown cloth with gilt and decorative stamping and small pictorial paste-on (scuffed). Slightly cocked, but very clean and showing surprisingly little wear. 8 color plates. VG. $85 + 5 shipping.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor. NY: JB Lippincott, 1963, first edition thus. Blue-green cloth, pictorial dust jacket. Crisp. F/F. $50 + 4 shipping.
Burningham, John. Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car. Crowell, 1973, first US edition 1976. Ex-library copy in pictorial library boards, interior clean and bright. $10 postpaid.
I'm so sorry! We moved after I first contacted you and we were off-line for a period of time, and I completely forgot to get back to you about the book! I was looking for the book for a program I'm using for homeschool (Five in a Row...maybe you've heard of it)...but I was able to find a softbound copy at a local thrift store for an unbelievable price. I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long, but I don't think I'll be needing the book from you after all. I will take the time to tell others who are using Five in a Row about your service, however. Maybe I can make up for my terrible lapse of manners by sending even more business your way! Again, a thousand pardons!
I found your book!
Cameron, Eleanor. Time and Mr. Bass. Atlantic Little Brown, 1967, 7th printing. Stain on dust jacket, otherwise a nice copy. VG/G. <SOLD>
Here are some more Camp Fire Mysteries for you:
Stewart, Jane L. A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire. Akron: Saalfield, 1914. Campfire Girls Series, vol. I. Black and white frontis illustration. Tan cloth, pages slightly yellowed, pictorial dust jacket. Front hinge cracked, but intact. Overall, G/VG. $18 ppd.
Hart, Helen. The Camp Fire Girls Success. Illustrated by Alice Carsey. no date, but from the 'teens. Small format, 4.5" x 7". Pages yellowed, black and white illustrations, pictorial boards. <SOLD>
Here's an interesting older work by Carle:
Fisher, Aileen. Feathered Ones and Furry. Illustrated by Eric Carle. Thomas Crowell, 1971. First edition. Ex-library copy in library binding and pocket removed from rear endpaper. Pages are clean and bright though, and the dust jacket is great. G+/VG <SOLD>
Thanks you for remembering me with the Eric
book. I have been working for years on my collection. I have not
to afford a lot of the books that have been found for me. I
in Jefferson Parish which is right outside the city of New
Orleans. I use
all of Mr. Carle's books in my class. I also had the privilege
him last year at a book conference in Mississippi. Thanks again.
Caudill, Rebecca. The Best-Loved Doll. Illustrated by Elliott Gilbert.Scholastic, 1962. Owner's name inscribed (in pencil) on inside front cover. Pages are slightly faded, but this paperback is in very good shape. VG. $7
Charlip, Remy & Jerry Joyner. Thirteen. Parents'
Press, 1975. First edition. Slight stain on front of dust jacket
and top edge of pages, not affecting text. This is a very cool
I think I've found your book:
Chenoweth, Maurene. Faraway Song. Penn Pub 1942. Back hinge repaired. 5x7' Tan Clothbnd 301pg. G. <SOLD>
Yes, that's it! I recognize the
name and the date is about right -- my mother had the book as a
she was born in 1931. Please hold -- I'm mailing a check
Thanks! I am thrilled that you found it and I know my
I have two Cleary books which might interest you:
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen. William Morrow, 1981, first edition. A crisp copy. F/F. <SOLD>
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Brave. Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen. William Morrow, 1975, 7th printing. Signed by Cleary. F/F. <SOLD>
Harriett---They are MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here it is:
Clymer, Eleanor. Treasure at First Base. Illustrated by Jean Mcdonald Porter. Dodd Mead, 1950. Combines mystery and baseball. Some wear on cover spine and edges. Good. <SOLD>
yes...I'd like to buy the book! I appreciate your help! I bet it's been 40 years since I've read Treasure at First Base, and for some reason, it has stuck in my mind. Now I've got an 8 year old boy that I know would enjoy it. Thanks again!
I'm looknig for Eleanor Clymer's Trolley
Family. One of the fairly recent
be fine. Don't want to spend too much.
Clymer, Eleanor. The Trolley Car Family. Scholastic Inc., 1947, 1988. Apple Paperback. Cover price is marked out. Bookstore stamp on first page. Clean copy showing minor signs of age on exterior (spotting on
back cover, yellowing of spine) and interior (very minor yellowing to edges of pages). VG. <SOLD>
Cockrell, Marian. Shadow Castle. Scholastic, 1963, paperback, first printing thus. Prev. owner name, a little browning, clean and tight. <SOLD>
I'm a big Crockett Johnson fan myself. Do you know about Harold
the Purple Crayon?
Cook, Bernadine. The Little Fish That Got Away. Scholastic 7th printing, 1966. Good. Paperback, illustrated by Crockett Johnson. Backstrip has one-inch area worn off. Bottom corner of front cover and some pages creased. Back cover has upper corner clipped a little. Pages are all clean and intact. <SOLD>
and another request:
My son is about to move to his own place, and wants THE cookbook, Betty Crocker's Cookbook (you know, the torn binding and splotches of batter on the muffin page!). My daughter will be moving out someday, too, so 2 copies of this book would be great! The printing I have is the 17th, 1972, but I suspect any from that copyright date will be the same.
i was amazed to discover even a mention of Betty Crocker's Cookbook (1969) on your page. I am 20 years old, a college student at Fredonia, NY. I am searching for this very cookbook that my mother and grandmother have always used. Do you have another copy of this book? Can you point me in the right direction?
Forever is a long time to look. I have one right here:
D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin. Norse Gods and Giants. Doubleday & Company, 1967. First edition. Ex-library copy with usual marks. Cover has wear on edges, table of contents pages are taped, and endpapers have tape or tape removal marks. Dustjacket has small tears and library sticker removal mark on spine. Despite the above, this is a solid reading copy with wonderful illustrations. G/G. <SOLD>
I have it in stock:
DeAngeli, Marguerite. Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes. Doubleday, 1954. Early edition, with some wear to edges and cover. Interior clean and bright. Overall, VG-. <SOLD>
When I took my copy of Marguerite
of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes to Maureen,
owner of Turn
of the Page Bookstore [an local independent new bookstore], she
Doubleday to see if they would reprint the book, knowing she
no trouble selling the book as a perfect Christmas gift from
felt the pictures were beautiful, friendly and sweet (no blood
from the foxes' mouths). Not surprising, Doubleday was not
Thank goodness you have a copy which will go to my nephew's
is the apple of my eye. I am anxious to see your other
P.S. Maureen said if you ever get another copy of Marguerites's book, she'd like it.
Alas, I do not have a first edition of The Little Prince,
as I'm sure you know, they command a pretty penny these
just in case I can tempt you with the next best thing, please
this early edition in excellent condition and at a reasonable
de Saint-Exupery, Antoine. The Little Prince. Translated by Katherine Woods. NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1943. No other date or numbering sequence on copyright page. Light beige cloth, pictorial dust jacket with very minor darkening to spine, all very clean. Fine in Fine dj. <SOLD>
hello harriett!! thanks for your
my compliments to your organization for keeping my request on
i would like to buy this book. i have returned from new
i am now in tennessee but am actually planning to be in
the end of next week so i could come and pay you cash for the
would you be able to hold it that long?? thanks for your help!!
DuBois, William Pene. Gentleman Bear. Farrar, Straus, Grioux, 1985. First edition thus. Paperbound. VG. <SOLD>
Yes, I do want the book. I will put a check
the mail first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks for your help!
Hello, I have your book!
Dulieu, Jean. Paulus and the Acornmen. Translated and adapted from the Dutch by Jean Dulieu. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1966. 237 pages, small quarto, yellow cloth. Cover is slightly stained, dj torn at edges. Overall, VG/G. <SOLD>
That's nice news to find waiting early in the morning. Yes, I'll take it. In my experience grading by professionals is reliable so I am certain I will not need to make use of the return privilege. Yes, I'll definitely visit Loganberry again as this was kind of experimenting on my part to see whether this actually works. It does!
Actually, it’s not a Little Golden Book, but it’s about the same
Engebretson, Betty. What Happened to George. NY & San Francisco: Rand McNally & Co. 1947 12mo., cloth, pictorial endpapers. George, the practically perfect pig, has only one fault. What happens to him when he eats a whole platter of doughnuts? very good in very good dust jacket. <SOLD>
Thank you so much! It was my husband's favorite as a child.
Hi, I am trying to find a copy of a story about a pig named George who ate too much, way way too much. This would have been out approximatly 30 - 35 years ago. He ate so many donuts one day that according to his grandfather, he beleives George just plain burst. Thank You
Here are some Walter Farley books for you:
Farley, Walter. The Horse-Tamer. Illus. James Schucker. Random House, 1958, first printing. F/F. $28 postpaid.
Farley, Walter. Son of the Black Stallion. Illus. Milton Menasco. Random House, 1947, thirteenth printing. VG+/VG+. $22 postpaid
Please do look for Elsie Dinsmore. The set that I have is missing several but I would like to get my hands on the first book of the series. The copyright in my set says 1898, but I think the 1910 description you gave would blend with my set. I would also like to know if there is anything unique to this collection. We found a trunk of books in my grandfather's car when we brought it back from Arkansas and this collection was in there. I borrowed a paperback of the first book to read and was greatly influenced by the story as a pre-teen. I would like my daughter to learn from it also. Thank you.
Yes, four: Elsie at Ion, Elsie at
at Viamede and Elsie's New Relations.
All are written
by Martha Finley, published by AL Burt (20's reprints) in dark red
lacking dust jackets. <SOLD>
Why, yes, I happen to have the complete set in a box!
Fitzgerald, John.D. The Great Brain, More Adventures of the Great Brain, The Great Brain is Back, The Great Brain Robbery, The Great Brain Does It Again, The Great Brain at the Academy, The Great Brain Reforms. 7 paperback books in a box. <SOLD>
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?
Fuzzy Wuzzy Book. Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear.. Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co. (1947) Paperbound, large square format, 12 pp including covers. Cover shows wear, light soil and worn spots front and back, 1" chip on top back page near spine. Inside clean, all fuzzys in very good fuzzy wuzzy condition. <SOLD>
Wow, I remember reading that book as a kid! It was a great book,
I'd forgotten the title myself. I do not have a copy, alas, but
I know the title, I will keep an eye out. If you ever discover the
name, pass that info along too, it will speed up the search
Guess what? I found a copy.
Garfield, James B. Follow My Leader. VG. Paperback, illustrated by Don Sibley, copyright 1957, 1960s Scholastic paperback edition.G. <SOLD>
Yes, I do. Here is a short list of some of my Uncle Wiggily books currently in stock. All are written by Howard Garis and I'd be happy to send more complete information about their condition if you're interested.
Garis, Howard. Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard.
by Ed Bloomfield and Lang Campbell. A.L. Burt, 1922. Pictorial
...Uncle Wiggily in the Country. Illustrated by Elmer Rache. Platt & Munk, 1940. $22
...Uncle Wiggily on the Farm. Illustrated by Elmer Rache. Platt & Munk, 1939. <SOLD>
...Uncle Wiggily's Automobile. Illustrated by Elmer Rache. Platt & Munk, 1939. <SOLD>
...Uncle Wiggily and Mother Goose. Illustrated by Ed Bloomfield. MA Donohue, 1922. Large decorative black cloth octavo. <SOLD>
...Uncle Wiggily's Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Ed Bloomfield. MA Donohue, 1917. Large decorative black cloth octavo, top of spine damaged. <SOLD>
...Uncle Wiggily's Picture Book. Illustrated by Lang Campbell. Platt & Munk, 1940. Large octavo, plain cloth. <SOLD>
Well, I've found the winter version of the book you requested:
Getz, Arthur. Hamilton Duck. Golden Press, 1972. Corners bumped, slight wear to top and bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy. VG. <SOLD>
Yes, I will take the winter version of the Hamilton Duck book. PLEASE keep looking for the springtime story. Thank you.
Hey, I found the real thing for you!
Getz, Arthur. Hamilton Duck's Springtime Story. Golden Press, 1974. VG. <SOLD>
Thanks for the great news about Hamilton
I'll send a check sometime this week.
I remember this book too, I loved it when I was a kid!
Godden, Rumer. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. Illustrated by Jean Primrose. Viking, 1961, first edition. Slight chips on dust jacket, otherwise a beautiful and clean copy. F/VG. <SOLD>
A classic. Here it is:
Gordon, Elizabeth. Flower Children. Illustrated by M.T. Ross. Volland, 1910. A rather beat-up copy of this loved book, missing the paper from the spine, corners bumped, and minor wear throughout, but the original publisher with good color reproduction on heavy glossy paper. $35 plus 3 shipping.
Edward Gorey has been a book collector's favorite for years, and perhaps his television fans have launched the current Gorey craze. He has illustrated many books, and wrote several children's books in the seventies that were perhaps ahead of their time, or perhaps just too eerie or bizarre for children. But they're great reads, the art is super, and the humor is outrageous. My favorites are the Treehorn series written by Heide. Here is a list of the better books that I have. **List updated 12/6/00**
Gorey, Edward. Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus.
by Victoria Chess. Dodd, Mead & Company, 1971.
Dustjacket flaps are clipped and there's some wear to the head and
of spine and to the edges of the book. Fading to dustjacket
and slight fading to dustjacket. VG+/VG. $35
Lamport, Felicia. Scrap Iron. Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1961. First printing. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Very slight fading to dustjacket and to pages. VG/VG. $18
Lear, Edward. The Dong with a Luminous Nose. Young Scott Books, 1969. Small tears and creases and minor fading to dustjacket. Slight fading of pages. VG/VG+. $65
Lear, Edward. The Jumblies. 1968, early ed. Ex-library (pocket removed from rear ep, label removed from
spine of dj, stamp on ffep and tp, library stamps marked out in black and previous owner's inscription on front pasted endpaper; o/w quite clean). VG $6
Nelsen, Donald. Sam and Emma. Parents' Magazine Press, 1971. Small red spot on front loose endpaper. VG+. $15
Neumeyer, Peter F. Why We Have Day and Night. Young Scott Books, 1970. Very slight fading to cover and very slight wear to head and foot of spine. VG+. $42
Rees, Ennis. Brer Rabbit and His Tricks. Young Scott Books, 1967. Front dustjacket flap clipped. Some minor fading to dustjacket and pages. Back of dustjacket protector has three long slits which have creased the cover beneath but have not cut it. Small crayon mark on back of dustjacket. VG+/VG. $35
Rees, Ennis. Lions and Lobsters and Foxes and Frogs: Fables From Aesop. 1971. Slight warpage to front boards, small stain on cover, no dj. Previous owner's inscription on back of front loose endpaper. G+ $35
Rees, Ennis. More of Brer Rabbit's Tricks. Young Scott Books, 1968. Slight fading to pages and some fading to dustjacket. Minor tear to top of dustjacket and pencil mark on front dustjacket flap. VG/VG. $45
Townsend, J. David. Miss Clafooty and the Demon. 1971, early ed. DJ has a crease on cover, o/w VG+/VG+ $42
New titles in stock:
Gorey, Edward. The Haunted Tea-Cosy. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1997. $15
Gorey, Edward. The Headless Bust. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1999. First edition. $15
I think this must be in the same series:
[Grimm.] Goldilocks and the Three Bears. NY and Tokyo: Playmore Publishers, no date [circa 1970]. Picture book sized board book with a 3D cover showing the three bears (stuffed animals) in a realistic (though staged) natural environment. Pictures inside feature the same style: dolls, model sets, bright perspective scenery. VG. $10 + 3 shipping.
Hare are some later (and cheap) Raggedy Ann books. I also
some earlier copies, considerable more money of course, but this
more like what you wanted. Hope I'm right...
Please add $3 postage for the first book, $1 for each additional book.
List updated *12/13/00*
Gruelle, Johnny. Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land. Bobbs-Merrill, 1931, 1960 reprint. First two pages have some cuts to them, quite edgeworn, spine ripped at top. Interior pages are clean. G-. <SOLD>
... Raggedy Ann and the Golden Butterfly. Bobbs-Merrill, 1940, 1961 reprint. Ex-Library with library binding, but pages are glossy but waterdamaged. Terrible condition, but a hard title to find. Poor. <SOLD>
*... Raggedy Ann and the Wonderful Witch. Bobbs-Merrill, 1961. Edgeworn and spineworn, but clean! G+. <SOLD>
*... Raggedy Ann and the Wonderful Witch. Bobbs-Merrill, 1961. Ex-library copy in library binding G+. $10
*... Raggedy Ann Stories. Johnny Gruelle Company, 1918, 1947 reprint. G+. <SOLD>
... Raggedy Andy Stories. Johnny Gruelle Company, 1920, 1948 reprint. Nice glossy pages and pictorial endpapers, one page taped. Cover is very edgeworn, and spine paper is missing at top and bottom. G. <SOLD>
... Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Nice Fat Policeman. Bobbs-Merrill, 1942, 1960 reprint. Front endpaper is cut, some edgewear, otherwise clean and bright. VG-. <SOLD>
... Raggedy Ann in the Magic Book. Bobbs-Merrill, 1939, 1961 reprint. Ex-School-Libaray, reinforced binding, very edgeworn, spine cloth missing entirely (not affecting tightness of binding, just its shelf appearance), tears to cloth on back cover. Poor. <SOLD>
Yes, I do know that book. It's published by Harlin Quist, a rather existential/post-modern publisher of the seventies that did some very interesting books with fantastic graphics and color artwork, and which were questionably for children. I think I have the book too, but give me a little while to dig it up, I've been saving Harlin Quist titles for a catalog. Thanks.
At last! Here it is:
Cullum, Albert. The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You Went Right On. Harlin Quist, 1971. Oblong, illustrated on every page by a different illustrator. Pictorial boards with black cloth spine. Fine. $28ppd.
Haywood, Carolyn. B is for Betsy. NY:
Brace & Co., 1939. tall 8vo, 159 pp. Red cloth, worn at spine
otherwise clean and tight. VG- $16 ppd
Haywood, Carolyn. Betsy and Billy. NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1941. tall 8vo, 155 pp. Green cloth, worn at extremities, but clean. G $16 ppd
Haywood, Carolyn. The Mixed-up Twins. NY: William Morrow & Co., 1952. 7th printing. tall 8vo, 125 pp. Reddish cloth, ex-library and worn, esp. at extremities. G- $9 ppd
Haywood, Carolyn. C is for Cupcake. NY: William Morrow & Co., 1974. 1st edition. tall 8vo, 192 pp. Yellow cloth, ex-library and slightly worn, but in a nice dust jacket. G/VG <SOLD>
Haywood, Carolyn. Robert Rows the River. NY: William Morrow & Co., 1965. 3rd printing. tall 8vo, 191 pp. White cloth, ex-library and worn, with worn dust jacket. G/G $11 ppd
Haywood, Carolyn. Penny and Peter. NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1946. tall 8vo, 160 pp. Green cloth, ex-library and very worn, and fraying at bottom edge, binding cracked and endpapers dirty. G-/G $8 ppd
Haywood, Carolyn. Annie Pat and Eddie. NY: William Morrow & Co., 1960. 4th printing. tall 8vo, 185 pp. Reddish cloth, ex-library and worn, in torn dust jacket. G/G $8 ppd
You are a real sweetheart to tell me about
books -- Would you believe I have all of those titles except for
is for Cupcake? I'd about given up on finding it in
I have four children (triplet boys age 4 and a daughter age
I plan to homeschool, so I've kind of gotten started early
library for them. The public libraries around here discard a lot
of print books and I want to be sure that at least my childhood
are around for my kids to read.
I received C is for Cupcake today, and I am very pleased with my purchase -- absolutely thrilled, actually!
Heilbroner, Joan. Robert the Rose Horse. Illustrated by P.D. Eastman. Random House Beginner Book, 1962. Book Club edition, with previous owner's name on title page, otherwise VG. <SOLD>
Hello! You found my book!!! I am delighted,
will mail the check right away. What a happy Christmas surprise.
you again! I called my mom and dad (I'm 35 years old) and they
happiness in having located Robert the Rose Horse. I feel like
back through time using a door that you've opened!
Good news, here it is:
Henry, Marguerite. Geraldine Belinda. Illus. Gladys Rourke Blackwood. Platt and Munk, 1942. Glossy pages, color illustrations. Tape on frontis, otherwise VG. <SOLD>
Wow.. Thanks Harriett. My mother will be blown away.
I had this book when I was very young so I
guessing as to the date but I am almost positive it was 1942.
Geraldine Belinda is a book that was read to me in the 1960's and I think it was old then. The pages were all folded in half back on themselves and were kind of waxy and shiny. The story was about a little girl named Geraldine Belinda who is not very friendly. She goes to a shop to guy things by herself like a teeny dolly, some candy, maybe some ribbons. The store clerk wraps them all up in a paper cone for her to carry home. Sadly everything drops out on the way home. I think all
the neighborhood kids find the items and bring them to her. Then she is thankful and nicer to the kids. I believe the cover was dark red with black letters.
I saw on your homepage that you found this book for someone. My mom has been searching for it for EVER, and would be just thrilled to get it! It was her faorite childhood book. Thanks!
I know that I recently sold a copy of Cinnabar, and I don't think
have another one in stock right now. I'll double-check, though,
back to you. If I don't have it, I'll start looking! Thanks.
[later message] I've found a copy!
Henry, Marguerite. Cinnebar, the One O'Clock Fox. Illus. Wesley Dennis. Rand McNally, 1972, 5th printing. A clean and crisp copy, lacking dj. VG <SOLD>
My book arrived today! Thank you so much.
already read it and enjoyed it as much as I did when I was
I have a copy of Hillyer's A Child's Geography of the
published by Appleton-Century in 1951, but it's a later edition in
cloth and pictorial dust jacket. (Both book and dj in very good
$25). I also have A Child's History of the World published
Century in 1924 in blue cloth (very good condition, <SOLD>).
seem to have your green edition, but I'll keep looking.
Here it is:
Hoffman, Heinrich. Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures. Frederick Warne, 1970's reprint. This was indeed originally a German book (c. 1844), but has been translated into many languages. Hoffman wrote it because he couldn't find any children's books that met his expectations, and it has been a bit of a cult favorite and teacher's nightmare ever since (although tastes have certainly changed since 1844, and it no longer seems so very controversial). In early editions, it is very collectable, but this is a modern reprint, in English, discreetly ex-library, and in excellent condition with dust jacket. VG/VG <SOLD>
I was just scrolling through the Childrens
section of wanted books and happened to see you had found the
book by the
author Heinrich Hoffman I would be so excited to
purchase this book
as I have been searching for it for about thirty years. I
England and thats where I read it as a small child. Please let
if this is possible. Thank You!
I have two Holden books for you:
Holden, Edith. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. 1977. F/F $20 + 3 shipping.
Taylor, Ina, ed. The Edwardian Lady: The Story of Edith Holden. 1980, 1st ed. F/F $32 + 3 shipping.
Good news! Here it is:
Holl, Adelaide. George The Gentle Giant. 1962 Golden Press. A Read it yourself - A golden Reader book. #12 of 16 listed on the back cover. This book is hard to find! Owners name is written on inside front cover. Very Good. <SOLD>
You are so wonderful to have found that
Yes, I do want it. I'll be sending out a check ASAP.
Here is a list of Bunny Brown books I have
Hope, Laura Lee. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue in the Sunny South. Illustrated by Walter S. Rodgers. Grosset & Dunlap, 1921. Green cloth with pictorial paste-on. Dust jacket chipped at extremities, esp. lower spine. VG/VG- <SOLD>
Hope, Laura Lee. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at the Christmas Tree Cove. Illustrated by Walter S. Rodgers. Grosset & Dunlap, 1920. Green cloth with pictorial paste-on. Dust jacket chipped at extremities. VG/VG <SOLD>
Hope, Laura Lee. Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home. Illustrated by Florence England Nosworthy. Grosset & Dunlap, 1916. Green cloth with pictorial paste-on. Dust jacket chipped at extremities, esp. lower spine. VG/VG- <SOLD>
I am interested in obtaining all of
from you. Would it be possible to hold these until near
the end of
the month when I get paid?
Barr, Catherine. Mister Black's Secret. NY: Henry Z. Walck, 1965. Handwritten in i/t/a, which my computer cannot reproduce. Greenish cloth, no dj. VG. $18 postpaid.
Milne, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard. Typewritten in i/t/a and with a foreward by Sir James Pitman. E.P. Dutton, 1966. First edition thus. VG/VG. <SOLD>
Hello! I am researching the Pittman
Teaching Alphabet for the purpose of writing an article for my
saw you had contact with a person who collects ITA books. I'm
to get some idea of just how many and what sort of books were
ITA and would be grateful for any assistance you could render in
that collector. If you could send them my email address that
would be great!
Irwin, Inez Haynes. Maida's Little Camp. Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. 1950's edition with pictorial dust jacket. Pages are somewhat brittle, otherwise VG/VG. $18 postpaid.
Ok, here is the book you requested!
Jackson, Kathryn. The Santa Claus Book. Illustrated by Retta Worcester. Simon & Schuster, 1952. A Big Golden Book. The spine backing is cracked at the gutters and the head is torn, but otherwise the book is in good shape. G++. <SOLD>
Yes! I want The Santa Claus Book by Kathryn
Please put a hold on it - let me know that you have it and I'll
put a check
in the mail immediately. Thanks so much.
Homeschoolers Alert! I have two copies of a treasured
for you. First come, first served, and good luck to all of
Kahl, Virginia. The Duchess Bakes a Cake. Scribner's, 1955. Red and green illustrations. 1959 inscription on endpaper. Nice copy, great shape with good dust jacket torn at flap ends. VG/G+. <SOLD>
...another copy. Ex-library edition, no dust jacket. Usual library markings, glue residue on endpapers. G. <SOLD>
I'd love this copy of Duchess Bakes a
Let me know if I'm the lucky "winner"!
Thanks so much! This is exciting!
I'm happy to offer the following books by or about Stephen King
alphabetical order; check copyright dates for publishing
Beahm, George (ed.). The Stephen King Companion. Andrews and McMeel, 1989. Paperback. Spine is worn and book shows minor signs of age, but is a good, clean copy. G+. $8
King, Stephen. Cycle of the Werewolf. Signet, 1983. Paperback. First Signet printing. As new. $15
King, Stephen. Insomnia. Viking, 1994. Pasted endpapers show sticker removal marks; otherwise, as new. VG+/VG+. $12
King, Stephen. The Tommyknockers. Putnam, 1987. First edition. Front cover shows minor sticker marks; otherwise, as new. VG+/VG+. $20
Indeed I do have it, but only one, which I was excited enough
Kunhardt, Dorothy. Junket is Nice. Harcourt Brace, 1933, second printing. Oblong red boards with black spine, stain to lower right hand cover and some edgewear. Interior clean with red borders and handwritten text. A hard to find classic, one of Barbara Bader's favorites, by the author who later wrote Pat the Bunny. Also a great read with small children! G+. <SOLD>
I don't have any first editions right now, but here's what I do
Lang, Andrew. The Red Fairy Book. Illustrated by Gustav Tenggren. David McKay, 1924, Newberry Classic edition. Red cloth with pictorial paper paste-on. 8vo. VG. $15 ppd.
Lang, Andrew. The Yellow Fairy Book. Illustrated in two-color by Janice Holland. Longmans, Green, 1950. Yellow cloth. Edges bumped, slightly soiled, but overall a decent copy. G. $28 ppd.
Lang, Andrew. The Orange Fairy Book. Illustrated in two-color by Christine Price. Longmans, Green, 1950. Orange cloth. Edges bumped, but otherwise a clean copy. VG+ $32 ppd.
Green, Roger Lancelyn. Andrew Lang, a Critical Biography.Leicester: Edmund Ward, 1946, first edition. VG+/VG+ $20 ppd.
and another request:
I'm looking for some Dr. Doolittle books. I don't necessarily need first editions, but maybe, depending on the cost. I would like hardbacks though because I want them to be around for my children to read year after year.
Some nice Dr. Dolittle books for you:
Lofting, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle. Stokes, 1920, 14th printing 1923. Orange cloth with pictorial paste-on, cover soiled and rubbed, title page very slightly foxed, otherwise a nice clean copy in the older format of the book. <SOLD>
Lofting, Hugh. Dr. Dolittle and the Secret Lake. Lippincott, 1923, 1948. Orange cloth, missing most of the pictorial paste-on from the front cover. G+ <SOLD>
Lofting, Hugh. Dr. Dolittle's Circus. Stokes, 1924, 1st edition. Yellow cloth, pictorial paste-on on front cover. Shelfworn, corners bumped. G+ <SOLD>
Here's a reprint of it:
Lystad, Mary. Millicent the Monster. Illustrated by Victoria Chess. Scholastic Book Services, first printing thus, 1975. About a little girl named Millicent who gets tired of being good and decides to become a monster. G. <SOLD>
I don't have one in dust jacket right now, but I do have a nice
Williams, Jay. Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like. Illustrated by Mercer Mayer. <SOLD>
Wonderful. I am sending you a check for the
today. Also, would like to request that if another comes along,
condition (ie. with a dust jacket) please notify me as I will
buy multiple copies (this was quite a favorite in the family).
McGinley, Phyllis. The Most Wonderful Doll in the World.Illus. by Helen Stone. Lippincott, 1950. Early edition. Dust Jacket is missing a chip out of the top of spine and is worn at folds. Book is very clean. VG+/G. $25 postpaid.
McGinley, Phyllis. The Plain Princess. Lippincott, 1945.
Copy 1: First edition, war paper, no dust jacket. VG+ <SOLD>
Copy 2: Ex-library copy, 11th printing, label on dust jacket. VG/VG <SOLD>
This is my favorite fairy tale of all time,
I somehow lost my copy from childhood. I had not even found
had heard of it until I stumbled across your web site! I am
my first child and would love to read this story to him/her!
MacGregor, Ellen. Miss Pickerell and the Geiger Counter.Illus. Paul Galdone. Whittlesey House, 1953, fourteenth printing. Ex-library copy with stamps on front endpapers and white sticker on spine of dj. Edgeworn, but clean. G+/VG-. $10 postpaid.
MacGregor, Ellen. Miss Pickerell Harvests the Sea. Illus. Charles Geer. McGraw-Hill, 1968, first printing. Ex-library copy with stamps on front endpapers. G+/VG. $10 postpaid.
Guess what I found? Bill Martin's Little Squeegy Bug!
an oversized book with pictorial covers published by John Winston
(5th printing, 1956). It does show wear to the ends and corners
interior is quite clean. <SOLD>
I usually have several Billy Whiskers books in stock. Please inquire.
I have several Grace Moon titles for you:
Moon, Grace. Chi-Wee. Illustrated by Carl Moon. Doubleday, 1925, 1930. Brown cloth, worn at edges, bottom of spine frayed. Hard to find. Overall, G. <SOLD>
Moon, Grace. Chi-Wee and Loki. Illustrated by Carl Moon. Doubleday, 1926, 1928. Green cloth, spine faded. VG. $20 ppd.
Moon, Grace. The Missing Katchina. Illustrated by Carl Moon. Doubleday, 1930. Blue cloth, Junior Book Shelf. G. $12 ppd.
Moon, Grace. Nadita. Illustrated by Carl Moon. Doubleday, 1927, 1946. Teal cloth, nice dust jacket. VG/VG. $18 ppd.
Here it is:
Moore, Clement C. The Night Before Christmas. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern. Golden Press, 1950. Twelfth printing, 1975. A Big Golden Book with blue pictorial cover. Minor wear to edges, VG. <SOLD>
Yes, I am interested in the book. I would
it if you would put it on hold for me and I'll send out a check
I'd also appreciate it if you could send it out without delay as
as a Christmas gift.
Mulock, Dinah Marie. The Adventures of a Brownie. Illustrated by Mary Lott Seaman. NY: Macmillan, 1924, 1962 printing. The Little Library, 4.5" x 6.5". Yellow cloth, orange dust jacket, spine faded, some wear to dj. VG. <SOLD>
Adventures of a Brownie did arrive (lovely little copy). I thank you - & would happily buy two more--
Clare Newberry's charcoal
are famous for their softness and detail and perfect capture of
personality. Here are some of her books that I have:
Widget. NY: Harper & Bros., 1958. Ex-library edition, dirty endpapers and smudged cover, but clean text. P. <SOLD>
Smudge. NY: Harper & Bros., 1948. Ex-library edition in library binding. G. <SOLD>
The Kitten's ABC. Harper & Row, 1965. New edition, completely redrawn. Cover very slightly warped, but overall a nice clean copy. VG-. $32ppd
Marshmellow. NY: Harper & Bros., 1942. Marshmellow is a bunny who befriends a famous Newberry cat. Scarce early edition, large oblong 4to. Edges scuffed, esp. spine, otherwise VG-. $65ppd
Thank you very much for finding these other books I didn't even know about! Right now I'd just like to find April's Kittens. I might be interested in some of the others later. Again - thanks.
April's Kittens. NY: Harper & Bros., 1940. First edition. Great color quality of her charcoal drawings. Binding is worn, esp. at the corners. Overall, VG. <SOLD>
Pandora. Harper & Brothers, 1944. First edition. This is the book that made Newberry famous. There are many charcoal drawings of long-haired Pandora as well as pencil sketches of this charming mischievous cat. Tall quarto, paper illustrated paste-on on cover. Spine is worn and fraying. Difficult to find first in decent shape. VG. <SOLD>
I'd love to have April's Kittens!
I send you a check for that please tell me something
I don't know it at all. Thank you so much for being willing to
I checked up on it: it is long out of print, and you're right, hard to come by. I have the book however. It is an ex-library copy, a bit worn but suitable for more enjoyment. I can sell it to you for $18 (which is still a far cry from the only American copy I could find on the web, which was an ex-library copy for $30). I'll even wrap it in pretty purple paper for you.
Thanks for locating the book! I will definitely take it
would like you to gift wrap it and send it priority mail with a
on a nice card if you have one ("I've enclosed a copy of one of
"children's" books. Not quite the wisdom of Solomon, but
and another request:
Looking for Watty Piper's The Gateway to Storyland and Stories That Never Grow Old.
Here they are:
Piper, Watty. Gateway to Storyland. Illus. Eulalie. Platt & Munk, 1925, 1952, 1954, 1961, 1965. Some edgewear. Red pictorial boards. VG <SOLD>
Piper, Watty. Stories That Never Grow Old. Illustrated by George and Doris Hauman. Platt & Munk, 1938, 6th edition. Beautiful color and crisp pages. Large quarto size. Corners slightly bumped, otherwise VG. <SOLD>
Here are two early editions of Pollyanna that I have in stock:
Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna. Illustrated by Stockton Mulford. Boston: Page Company, 1913, 1920 printing. Green cloth with gilt title, minor wear, overall G+. $12 ppd.
Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna. Illustrated with photos from the movie starring Mary Pickford. Boston: Page Company, 1913, 1920 printing. Green cloth with gilt title, minor wear, overall G+. $25 ppd.
Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna Grows Up. The Page Co., 1915. 1926 edition. Green cloth with gilt. B&W plates by H. Weston Taylor. VG. $15ppd
Porter, Eleanor H. Dawn. G&D, 1919. Illus. Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock. Cover scuffed, green cloth. G. <SOLD>
Smith, Harriett Lummis. Pollyanna's Western Adventure. (#6) G&D, 1929. 1940 edition. Blue cloth, spine worn. G. <SOLD>
Here it is:
Rockwell, A. The Girl With A Donkey Tail. Dutton 1979 VG+ in Good DJ 1st (stated) Hardbound 12mo 58 Name of Previous owner on first blank page <SOLD>
Sure, I have a copy of Bambi. Take your pick:
Salten, Felix. Bambi, A Life in the Woods. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1928, 1st American edition. Illustrated by Kurt Weise. Trans. by Whittaker Chambers. 8vo, green cloth. Cloth slightly soiled but a decent edition. <SOLD> Salten, Felix. Bambi, A Life in the Woods. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1928, 1929, 1931. Reprint edition. Illustrated by Kurt Weise. Trans. by Whittaker Chambers. Tall 8vo, light green cloth. worn at extremeties, otherwise G. $12 postpaid.
good news, I've found your book!
Scarry, Richard. Babykins and His Family. NY. Golden Press, 1973, reprint. Very Good. Glossy illustrated boards, very little wear, clean and bright. <SOLD>
The check is in the mail. Sorry my
comes so late. Please hold the book! I've been
it forever. You are my hero.
Saw your want list on a search for my
pen name. You may be interested in viewing our
family webpage. We have an extra Red Runners
if your client is still interested. Yours Fair &
The Camp Fire Mysteries are, I believe, one and the same with the
Fire Girls series, of which I have three:
Stewart, Jane L. A Campfire Girl's Happiness. Vol. VI. b&w frontis drawing. Akron Ohio: Saalfield, 1914. 8vo, 247 pp. Pages are acidic (as is typical), but the binding and jacket are in excellent condition. G+/VG+ <SOLD>
Stewart, Jane L. A Campfire Girl's First Coucil Fire. Vol. I. b&w frontis drawing. Akron Ohio: Saalfield, 1914. 8vo, 246 pp. Pages are acidic (as is typical), but the binding and jacket (though worn at top of spine) are in very good condition. G+/G+ <SOLD>
Stewart, Jane L. A Campfire Girl's Adventure. Vol. IV. b&w frontis drawing. Akron Ohio: Saalfield, 1927. 8vo, 245 pp. Corners bumped and spine ends worn, but pages are white and clean. G+/G+ <SOLD>
Thanks so much for the three books in this
I LOVE them!
Here are a few older Cyndy Szekeres books for you:
Szekeres, Cyndy. ABC. A Golden Book, 1983. Board book format, 5.5" x 10". Slight wear, but a clean copy. VG-. <SOLD>
Wahl, Jan. Great-Grandmother Cat Tales. Illus. by Cyndy Szerkeres. Pantheon, 1976, first edition. Glossy pictorial boards, 8vo, black and white illustrations. Some scratching to cover (not affecting color), otherwise VG. <SOLD>
Parish, Peggy. Jumper Goes to School. Illus. by Cyndy Szerkeres. Simon & Schuster, 1969, first printing. Clean ex-library copy, most marked removed, dust jacket shows wear. VG/G. <SOLD>
Yes, I would like to have you hold the copies of the books you mentioned. Because we live here in the Cleveland metro area (Solon), would it be possible for me to come to your location and see the books and pay for them on sight. Every penny counts - and so does time. Maybe we both could save - me $ by not having to spend postage costs; you by not having to spend time packaging up the books for mailing.
But of course, come by any time! Larchmere Blvd. is parallel with
Blvd, and my shop is one block north of Shaker Square at Larchmere
E. 127th St. I'll have the books on hold for you. Thanks.
One first edition in stock, and several other hardbacks:
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Silmarillion. Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First American edition. Fold-out map in back has one minor crease. Top edges of dustjacket have creases, but the interior is lovely. First page of Chapter Six is dogeared! VG/VG+. $10.50
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Book of Lost Tales, Part One. G+/VG. $9.50
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Return of the King. Fold-out map affixed in back. VG-/VG+. $12
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Two Towers. Fold-out map affixed in back. VG/VG+. $12
Tolkien, J.R.R. Unfinished Tales. G/G+. $7.50
Carpenter, Humphrey, ed. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. VG/VG+. $18
Day, David. A Tolkien Bestiary. New. $19.99
This is it:
Travers, P.L. The Gingerbread Shop (A Story from Mary Poppins). Illus. Gertrude Elliott. Simon & Schuster, 1952, first printing. Foil spine worn at spine, cover wear, but clean. G+. $15 postpaid.
Also, Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. A Big Golden
G. $10 postpaid.
I have two copies of your favorite children's book here.
one revised, and with different illustrations and different sizes.
Wasson, Valentina P. The Chosen Baby. Illustrated by Hildegard Woodward. NY: Lippincott, 1939. 5th printing. Simple colorful illustrations, blue text. Previous owner has changed all the he's to she's for her own chosen baby Mary, as well as some other alterations, although original text is still readable. Other than this, the book is in perfect condition. Tan cloth, oblong 8.5" x 7.25". $12 ppd.
Wasson, Valentina P. The Chosen Baby. Illustrated by Hildegarde Woodward. NY: Lippincott, 1939, 1950. First revised edition. Blue cloth with pictorial dust jacket. 6.5"x 8.5". VG/VG. $15 ppd.
Watts, Mabel. Casey the Clumsy Colt Whitman big tell a tale, 1965. hardcover vg-, has a bump on top of spine. light cover rubs. <SOLD>
Indeed I do want the book and I am so
I feel like a kid myself. I know my daughter will be
Here are some books by T.H. White:
The Sword in the Stone. NY: GP Putnam's Sons, 1939. 1939 edition with endpapers designed by Robert Lawson. In very good condition with worn dust jacket. VG/G $28 ppd.
The Book of Merlyn. Univ. of Texas Press, 1977. Second printing, large 8vo (10.25"). VG/G+ $18 ppd.
The Book of Merlyn. Univ. of Texas Press, 1977. Book Club edition, small 8vo (9.5"). VG/VG- $10 ppd.
Miss Masham's Repose. NY: GP Putnam's Sons, 1946. Nice early edition. VG/VG $18 ppd.
I have quite a few in the Little House series, but not a complete
set. I do have the complete set in paperback, boxed, <SOLD>.
have the following in hardcover:
(All by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Illustrated by Garth Williams)
...Little House in the Big Woods. Later edition. VG/VG. $14 ppd
...Little House on the Prairie. Newer edition. VG/VG $8 ppd
...On the Banks of Plum Creek. Later edition. VG/G. $12 ppd
...By the Shores of Silver Lake. Later edition. VG. $10 ppd
...The First Four Years. Later edition. Ex-lib. VG/G. $10 ppd
Wilkin, Eloise, illustrator. Text by Ruth and Harold
New Baby. NY:Simon & Schuster, 1948.
COPY 1: First edition with brown spine, and yellow cover of Mike holding his new sister. VG. $28 postpaid.
COPY 2: Later edition ("L") with foil spine, and yellow cover of Mike looking at his new sister in her crib. Pen marks on rear endpaper. G. $10 postpaid.
COPY 3: Later edition (1975) with yellow cover featuring Mom, Mike and the new baby. VG. $8 postpaid.
Wilkin, Eloise. The Eloise Wilkin Treasury. A Golden Book, 1985, first edition. Beautiful condition. F. <SOLD>
Thanks so much! Yes, I would like the
That includes shipping & handling? I will get a check in the
soon as I hear your confirmation of the price.
Withers, Carl, ed. A Rocket in my Pocket: the Rhymes and Chants of Young Americans. Illustrated by Susanne Suba. Henry Holt, 1948. Wonderful b&w line drawings, some pencil marks inside, dj has a few chips, otherwise a great copy of this hard-to-find classic. VG-/G. <SOLD>
Oh, goodie!! I can hardly wait to see that
friend." I remember it as a rather large black book (but
at 8 or
10 years old, my hands were much smaller.) I'm looking
sharing it with my 5 and 9 year old daughters. Oh, boy,
thank you, thank you!