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THIMBLE SUMMER., Enrigh, Elizabeth.  (Inscribed by author/illustrator).
141 Enrigh, Elizabeth. (Inscribed by author/illustrator). THIMBLE SUMMER.
Rinehart, New York, (1938), reprint. 
124 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. WARMLY AND AMUSINGLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR IN 1958. Beautfully illustrated throughout and on enpapers with bright color and b&w drawings. "A few hours after Garnet Linden had found a silver th imble in the dried-up river bed, the rains came to end the long drought on the farm, and with the rain came safety for the crops, and the stock, and money for Garnet's father. Garnet couldn't help feeling that the thimble was a kind of ta l i s m a n . I t certainly brought excitement...(the author) has spent many of her summers on a Wisconsin farm and is, therefore, well equipped to write and picture what happened to Garnet." Pages browning very lightly, light edge wear to boards, r ub bi ng t o co r ne rs and top/bottom of spine, light soiling/faint foxing marks on boards. Dust jacket is complete but worn with small chips, several tears - larger one with creases at top of rear hinge, rubbing, browning/soiling to spine/re ar pan el - n ow pr ote ct e d i n mylar sleeve, light waviness to top half of front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
ERTL TOY TRACTORS., Ertl, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee.
142 Ertl, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee. ERTL TOY TRACTORS.
St. Paul, MN MBI 2004 0760320195 / 9780760320198 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
127 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Ertl is one of the most celebrated names in diecast toy tractors. The company had its humble beginnings in Fred Ertl's basement shortly after World War II. Over the years it has grown and produced countless toys, much to the joy of children throughout the world. (This book) relays the history of these diecast tractors and implements and tells how the Dyersville, Iowa - based company grew leaps and bounds, while continuing their renowned commitment to quality and detail that goes into today's precision-made scale models. Two hundred spectacular color photographs bring the story of Ertl to life and showcase the spectacular diecast tractors and implements, as well as many examples of the injection molded farmers and livestock that Ertl has packaged with its toys. Whether you are a collector or played with these toys (maybe you still do!), ' Ertl Toy Tractors' will remind you of many memories as you plowed the living room carpet as a child." Two very small black ink stains on rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
143 Eulalie, illustrator. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. PLATT & MUNK No. 3000D.
Platt & Munk, n.p., c1934. 
Unpaginated (approx. 10 pp.), 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Charmingly illustrated in color and b&w throughout. Interior - light rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge we ar - moderate on spine, small light soiling mark on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
144 Factor, June. CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK: CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS., Farjeon, Eleanor.  Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.
145 Farjeon, Eleanor. Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. THE CHILDREN'S BELLS: A SELECTION OF POEMS.
Oxford University Press, London, 1957, first edition. 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations throughout. "Eleanor Farjeon's poetry needs no introduction. She is one of the few real poets for children. The springtime world of her verse, the entrancing jingles and gay humour, the flights of fancy, capture at once the heart and the imagination. Here are verses of places and people, of saints and heroes, play songs and songs for all seasons of the year. The dancing rhythms and rhymes, the charm and music of t he words, provide an immediate entry into the world of truth and beauty." Tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, small areas of paper offset from dust jacket on edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing to rear panel, several tiny to small tears - two taped on inside, one very small chip. VG-/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
146 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE DREAM OF AENGUS., Findon, Joanne.
147 Findon, Joanne. THE DREAM OF AENGUS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1994 1895555728 / 9781895555721 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Ted Nasmith. 
Unpaginated (32 pp), 11 1/4" H. Colour illustrations. "Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him. Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever? Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale." Minor edge wear, a few tiny edge dents. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear and few tiny chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROZEN BILLY., Fine, Anne.  Illustrated by Georgina McBain.
148 Fine, Anne. Illustrated by Georgina McBain. FROZEN BILLY.
Doubleday, London, 2004, first edition. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385607695 B&w illustrations. "Clarrie and Will live with their Uncle Len - a brilliant ventriloquist in the nearby music hall. But though Len loves his act almost as much as he loves his b eer, Top Billing is out of his grasp until Will thinks up a way to double the drama with a new act and some extraordinary new patter that he and Frozen Billy (Uncle Len's dummy) can share on stage. It's a grand idea, hatched in hope and ex c i t e m e n t . But, to Clarrie's horror, soon it begins to turn terribly sour....A chilling tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
149 Finlay, Campbell K. FISHERMAN'S GOLD: THE FIRST OF THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN MACINNES NATIVE OF THE HEBRIDES.
George G. Harrap, London, (1960), Ist edition. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by W.B. White. "The Hebrides are the colourful setting for this thrilling adventure...fourteen-year-old John MacInnes persuades a local farmer and landowner to trust him with the care of his sheep in their summer quarters on Goat Island. Once this is settled, and he has the use of a boat, he organizes a camp so that his friends, three other boys and two girls, can help him in his scheme to fish lobster from the island. In the beginning , t h e p o s s i b i lity of finding a treasure of long lost gold, said to have been hidden there by pirates, was uppermost in their minds as a wish and a dream. It becomes a reality when they realize that men will murder for gold..." Previous ow n er 's n a me /a dd re ss /d at e at top of ffep. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing, several small closed tears with associated creasing, a few tiny chips, large closed tear (archivally taped) on rear panel, spine lightly browned, light s oil in g t o r ear p ane l, cov er art cl ean and bright. VG/G 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO ELSIES., Finley, Martha Farquharson.
150 Finley, Martha Farquharson. THE TWO ELSIES.
George Routledge and Sons, London, n.d. 
302 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with dark blue lettering in decorative borders on spine and front board), in dust jacket. Color frontispiece. One in the series of 'Elsie Dinsmore' books. Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, slight bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkles on panels, several tiny and small chips, several small tears - some with creases a nd archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PITSCHI:  THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.  A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL., Fischer, Hans.
151 Fischer, Hans. PITSCHI: THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE. A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL.
North-South Books, New York, 1999. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 12 1/2" D), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). ISBN 1558586458 The charming illustrated story of a little kitten who decides to try being something else - a rooster, a goat, a duck, a bunn y - with unfortunate results. However, in the end, Pitschi finds out how much she is loved and finds out she likes being a kitten after all! Very minor edge wear, very small bump at top edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES., Fischer, Hans.
152 Fischer, Hans. THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1954 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good Hans Fischer. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette with her animals. There was a rooster, eight rabits, and one goat. Happiest of them all were the cats, Mauli and Ruli, and the little dog Bello, because they were allowed to sleep in the house at night and to help their beloved Lisette with the housework. On her seventy-sixth birthday, Lisette went off to the village, and while she was gone Bello and the rest of the animals prepared for her a wonderful birthday surprise. The happy occasion and its most satisfactory conclusion are vividly portrayed in strong yet delicate line and six brilliant colors by Hans Fischer, the internationally known Swiss illustrator, muralist and printmaker." Bump at bottom of spine; small tear at bottom of hinges - repaired; paper is split on inside hinges but hold very firmly, the front board has a very small stain, a tiny scuff at the top edge and some very small areas of dried glue near the top edge; tiny scuff on rear board; very small dent to top edge of both boards; light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, slight toning to board edges; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small and tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; rear panel has one tiny scuff, one tiny dent, and soft wrinkling at top edge; light browning to edges; a few tiny areas of dried glue near top edge of front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD., Fisher, Margery.
153 Fisher, Margery. WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030150914 / 9780030150913 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Various. 
399 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and colour plates. "Who does not have vivid memories of characters from the books of childhood? Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Dr Dolittle, Paddington Bear, the Railway Children, Winnie the Pooh, Tom Sawyer - the list is endless. Many names are so familiar - favourites from generation to generation - that they need no repeating; others are half forgotten; some may be almost unknown. This book is for everyone who wishes to recapture those memories and to find fresh inspiration for reading. It is a personal collection of characters from the world of children's fiction, by an author widely known and respected for her extensive knowledge on the subject. Entries include not only human characters but humanized or personalized animals, toys and vehicles, fairy and folk tale characters. The distinctive qualities of each are evoked in the writing - their appearance, mannerisms, speech, details of background, their role within the story - so that the reader recaptures or is introduced to the essential personality of the character concerned. From Margery Fisher's pertinent critical comments one is given an indication of the quality and status of the book in question. Approximately 400 illustrations accompany the text, showing not only the well-known representations of the characters, but title pages, authors' photographs, and scenes from film treatments. This is an invaluable treasury in which to look up characters from children's books, trace where they appeared, find their authors and first publication dates. It will inspire enthusiasm to read books not previously known and can be read by anyone for pure enjoyment." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name and date on half-title page. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
154 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COMPANION TO NARNIA., Ford, Paul F.  Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.
155 Ford, Paul F. Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle. COMPANION TO NARNIA.
San Francisco Harper & Row 1980 0062503405 / 9780062503404 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Lorinda Bryan Cauley. 
315 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "A complete, illustrated guide to the themes, characters, and events of C.S. Lewis's imaginary world." "Beginning anywhere - with a character, an object, an overview, a theme - readers can pursue a thread of inquiry as far as they wish with this simple-to-use, comprehensive system of cross-references. No matter how familiar you may be with the saga of Narnia, this magical 'Companion' will lead you to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the treasures - hidden as well as overt - enriching these now-classic tales. Paul Ford brings careful scholarship and contagious enthusiasm to his research. He examines classical, scriptural, and literary references; unearths the origins of crucial terms and concepts; and provides insight into the symbolic and thematic threads that amplify and unify the series. Ford is also able to shed light on the influence of events in C.S. Lewis's life upon the composition of the 'Chronicles' - for example, the curious matter of the 'disappearance' of the Dark Island in the differing British and American editions of 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader'. The thoughtful, informative, lively entries invite casual perusal while affording the serious student a refreshing and satisfying key to what has been termed 'the allusive subtext' of the seven books - that valuable substrata of psychological, philosophical, and spiritual ideas that inform and enhance these stories." Very small stain on fore-edge of text block, small bump at top edge of spine, very small remainder mark (red star) and very tiny dent on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, one very small edge tear with crease, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
156 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
157 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL.  3 VOLUMES OF 4., Forward, Toby.
158 Forward, Toby. WYVERN WINTER / WYVERN SPRING / WYVERN FALL. 3 VOLUMES OF 4.
London Puffin 1994 First Puffin printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Near Fine Michael Foreman. 
142 pp, 149 pp, 166 pp, 7" H. Three volumes of the Wyvern quartet (lacking Wyvern Summer). Colour cover art and b&w interior drawings. "No one will say when the wyverns of Wivern Manor last flew over Herpeton. But Thomas Ketch gradually realizes that his family is linked to the mythical beasts, and when Towser mysteriously disappears Thomas knows that danger lies ahead." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
159 Foster, Marion, written and illustrated by. PONY TALES. THE PIXIE BOOK SERIES.
Collins, (Great Britain, n.d.). 
Unpaginated (approx. 28 pp.), square 32mo (approx. 4" x 4"), thick card covers in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated throughout. A little girl falls in love with a seaside pony and is given him for her birthday. Light wear at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very tiny tear at bottom of first page at gutter. Dust jacket light edge wear, a few very small tears, one small chip and a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAE YE MIN' LANGSYNE?  A POT-POURRI OF GAMES, RHYMES AND PLOYS OF SCOTTISH CHILDHOOD., Fraser, Amy Stewart, collected and edited by.  Illustrated by Constance and Brian Dear.
160 Fraser, Amy Stewart, collected and edited by. Illustrated by Constance and Brian Dear. DAE YE MIN' LANGSYNE? A POT-POURRI OF GAMES, RHYMES AND PLOYS OF SCOTTISH CHILDHOOD.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1975), first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710082339 B&w illustrations. "....a captivating collection of personal memories of childhood from over one hundred contributors - days spent in every part of Scotland, from the Shetlands to the Borders, from the Hebrides to Aberdeen. Their memories of the games they played, and the words they sang and said, provide a fascinating and unusual view of the child's world. Amy Stewart Fraser has arranged the collection into fourteen cat egories, including 'Singing Games', 'Ball Games', 'Bairns at Play', 'Country Ploys and Country Joys'. There is also an extensive glossary of words and terms. All of which contribute to Mrs. Fraser's desire to preserve the memories of a f o r g o t t e n w ay of life - when children enjoyed simple things with home-made toys and little pocket money, when they largely made their own entertainment, and the streets were safe for them to play in...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne . D us t ja ck et is price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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