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Abbreviations I've used are: Ill.=illustrated or illustrator; f/p=full-page; b/w=black and white; FE=first edition (may be the first edition by this illustrator); DJ=dust jacket; o/w=otherwise; dec=decorative; Ex-lib=ex-library book with markings accordingly; FFEP=front free end papers; c=copyright; BCE=book club edition; FIAR=five-in-a-row book.

The grading I've used: Mint=like new; F=fine; VG=very good, better than average; G=good, average wear and tear; Fair, reading copy, but all there. If there are two gradings (i.e. VG/VG), the first is the book, the second the dust jacket.

Sizing is as follows: 6"-7", 16mo; 7"-8", 12mo; 8"-10", 8vo; 10"-12", 4to; larger than 12", folio.

Barklem, Jill. AUTUMN STORY, Brambly Hedge. Philomel 1980, first edition. Ill. Barklem. Book and dust jacket Fine. “P” stamp on front free endpaper. $ of the actual item
Barklem, Jill. WINTER STORY, Brambly Hedge. Philomel 1980, first edition. Ill. Barklem. Book and dust jacket Fine. “P” stamp on front free endpaper. $ of the actual item
Burn, Doris. ANDREW HENRY’S MEADOW. Coward McCann 1965. Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club. Hardcover. Ill. by Burn. Andrew Henry Thatcher liked to build things.  He built a helicopter in the kitchen, an eagle's cave in the living room, a merry-go-round   hitched up to the sewing machine, and more. . .much more, until his sisters cried, "Leave us alone!"  And that's when Andrew Henry's real talents shown forth. Like-New. $ of the actual item

d’aulaire, Ingri and Edgar. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Doubleday 1939. 1957. Hardcover. Stone lithographs by the d’Aulaires. Ambleside 2. CM Alveary 1A-2B. Sharp, bright illustrations. Excellent condition. NOT ex-lib. Near-Fine. $ of the actual item
d’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Doubleday, Doran 1936, stated first edition. Pictorial hardcover. Lithographed on stone by the authors. Ambleside 1. CM Alveary 1A-2B. Beautiful copy with sharp, clear illustrations. Light corner wear to cover. $ of the actual item

Beskow, Elsa. PELLE’S NEW SUIT, edited for easier reading by Nova Nestrick. Platt & Munk 1962. SOFTCOVER. Ambleside 0. Very Good. $ of the actual item

Hughes, Langston. SELECTED POEMS, A Classic Collection of Poems by a Master of American Verse. Random House Vintage Classics SOFTCOVER 1959, 1990. 297 pp. Ambleside 6. 067972818x. Like-New. $5.
Poetry for Young People. ROBERT BROWNING, edited by Eileen Gillooly. Sterling Publications 2000, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. Joel Spector. Ambleside 10. 0806955430. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $6.50.
Poetry for Young People. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, edited by David Scott Kastan. Sterling Publishing 2000. Pictorial hardcover. 0806943440. Good, cover wear. $4.50.
Poetry for Young People. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Edited by Dr. Alan Liu. Sterling Publishing 2003. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. James Muir. Ambleside 4. Includes favorites “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold,” “The Solitary Reaper” and excerpts from “Immortality.” 0806982772. Like-New. $17.50.

de Angeli, Marguerite. BUTTER AT THE OLD PRICE, The Autobiography of Marguerite de Angeli. Doubleday 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fascinating biography of this writer and artist who won multiple awards for her numerous children’s books. Tells of her life and her deep research into the cultures and children about which she wrote. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good+, some rippling to dust jacket. $ of the actual item
Plutarch. OUR YOUNG FOLKS PLUTARCH. Yesterday’s Classics 2007. SOFTCOVER. Unabridged reprint of 1883 publication by J. B. Lippincott. Fifty retellings from Plutarch’s Lives adapted for children, age 10 and up. 627 pp. 1599152088. Like-New, one corner creased. $12.

Trailblazer Books. THE HIDDEN JEWEL, Amy Carmichael. By Dave & Neta Jackson. Bethany House SOFTCOVER 1992. 1556612451. Like-New. $4.

Coggins, Jack. SHIPS AND SEAMEN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Stackpole Books 1969. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. by the author. Vessels, crews, weapons, gear, naval tactics, and actions of the War for Independence. Gives a picture of what naval warfare was like at that time, with a brief look at the ships, the guns, and the men. Profusely illustrated. CM Alveary 2A-3. 224 pp. 4to. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good. $ of the actual item

Macaulay, David. SHIP. Houghton Mifflin 1993, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ill. in color by Macaulay. Using narrative in a fascinating way, Macaulay and the reader join a group of modernday underwater archaeologists searching for a long-lost caravel in the reefs of the Caribbean. As the clues to the past are pieced together, a story is revealed of the ship Magdalena. 0395524393. Brand-New. $10.

Golden Guide. POND LIFE, A Guide to Common Plants and Animals of North American Ponds and Lakes, by George K. Reid and Herbert S. Zim. Western Publishing 1967. SOFTCOVER. Ill. in color throughout. Ambleside. Small, pocket size. 0307240177. Very Good. $3.50.
Holden, Edith. THE COUNTRY DIARY OF AN EDWARDIAN LADY. Michael Joseph/Webb & Bower 1977, 1979. Hardcover with dust jacket. A facsimile reproduction of a naturalist’s diary from 1906. Written in her own handwriting, this is Edith Holden’s diary with her favorite poems, personal thoughts and observations on the wildlife surrounding her home in an English village. Her paintings on every page have been executed with a naturalist’s eye for detail. Beautiful! Book and dust jacket Fine. $ of the actual item
Posada, Mia. ROBINS, SONGBIRDS OF SPRING. Carolrhoda Books 2004. Hardcover. Vibrant color illustrations by the author. “One early spring morning, bright and clear, in a budding tree, a robin appears.” And so goes the brief, informative and appealing text. Living Science. 1575056151. Fine, touch of wear to one corner. $4.

Kaufmann, Christmas Carol. LIGHT FROM HEAVEN. Christian Light Publications 2012, first published 1948. Trade SOFTCOVER. Although first written 68 years ago, this heartrending story is extremely relevant to today’s troubled families and points to the one true hope for all man’s miseries, the true Light from Heaven. A Christian classic! 0878139702. Fine. $6.

Maier, Paul L. THE FLAMES OF ROME, A Documentary Novel by the author of Pontius Pilate. Doubleday & Co. 1981, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. “Every character in this crucial account of how Christianity reached Rome is authentic, and this book is quite probably the most accurate historical novel ever written.” NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Near-Fine. $ of the actual item
Savery, Constance. THE REB AND THE REDCOATS. Longmans Green & Co. 1961. Hardcover with dust jacket. In this Revolutionary War story, seen through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted, the author deftly weaves themes of trust and forgiveness into an interesting plot. CM Alveary 2A-3. Ambleside 4. Ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Good. $ of the actual item
We Were There. WE WERE THERE AT THE OKLAHOMA LAND RUN, by Stephen Holt. Grosset & Dunlap 1957. Truthquest grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book Near-Fine; dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item
We Were There. WE WERE THERE WITH THE CALIFORNIA FORTY-NINERS, by Jim Kjelgaard. Grosset & Dunlap 1956. Truthquest grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book Near-Fine; dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item
We Were There. WE WERE THERE WITH JEAN LAFITTE At New Orleans, by Iris Vinton. Grosset & Dunlap 1957. Not book club edition. Truthquest Age of Revolution II grades 3-8. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item

Carroll, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Two matching books in slipcase. Dial Books for Young Readers 1988, first published in Great Britain in 1865 and 1872. Hardcovers with dust jackets; miniature format 4 ¼” x 5 ¾”. Complete and unabridged. Each has 42-50 b/w illustrations and 8 color plates by John Tenniel. Ambleside 3. CM Alveary. Books Near-Fine; slipcase Very Good with some wear. $ of the actual item
Coolidge, Olivia. THE KING OF MEN. Houghton Mifflin 1966, first edition. Hardcover. A novel based on the Agamemnon legend, incorporating the story of the Greek gods, the round, flat world of the Bronze Age, and the traditional stories of mythology. CM Alveary Ancient History 2A-3. Ex-lib. Good, no dust jacket. $ of the actual item
Gipson, Fred. CURLY AND THE WILD BOAR. Harper & Row 1979, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. By the author of Old Yeller. An ongoing battle with a murderous wild boar and a boy of the Western frontier bring high drama to Fred Gipson’s tale and Ronald Himler’s strong illustrations. Ex-lib. Book Very Good; a 1 ½” x 2” piece clipped from the clean dust jacket. $ of the actual item
Holling, Holling C. THE BOOK OF INDIANS. Platt & Munk 1935. Hardcover with dust jacket. Full-page color and 2-color illustrations by the Hollings. Tells the story of Otter-Tail and his cousin, Flying-Squirrel with four chapters about their home life and eight chapters relating their adventures. Truthquest Age of Revolution I grades 4-9. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good, dust jacket has three small pieces missing and edge wear. $ of the actual item
Sutcliff, Rosemary. BLACK SHIPS BEFORE TROY, The Story of the Iliad. Great Britain: Frances Lincoln 1993, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color ill. by Alan Lee. Ambleside 6. CM Alveary. 071120778x. 4to. NOT ex-lib. Book Very Good: dust jacket Good with small tears at three corners. $ of the actual item
Sutcliff, Rosemary. THE WANDERINGS OF ODYSSEUS, The Story of the Odysseus. Great Britain: Frances Lincoln 1995, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Color ill. by Alan Lee. CM Alveary. 4to. 071120862x. NOT ex-lib. Book and dust jacket Fine. $ of the actual item

Lovelace, Maud Hart & Delos. GENTLEMEN FROM ENGLAND. Macmillan 1937, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. In the decade following the Civil War, a colony of of English gentry come to Crockett County, Minnesota to establish great bean farms and build old-country mansions on the Minnesota prairie in startling contrast to the frontier world outside their doors. Ex-lib. Front and rear hinges reinforced. Book Good; dust jacket Very Good. $ of the actual item

Cleary, Beverly. HENRY AND RIBSEY. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1954, 2001. Sonlight B, C. Very Good. $2.75.
Cleary, Beverly. RALPH S. MOUSE. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1982, 1998. Sonlight B, C. Very Good. $2.75.
Winterfeld, Henry. MYSTERY OF THE ROMAN RANSOM. Harcourt Brace SOFTCOVER 1971, 1990. Sonlight G, W. 0152566147. Like-New. $3.

Cleary, Beverly. HENRY AND THE CLUBHOUSE. Scholastic SOFTCOVER 1962, 2001. Like-New. $2.50.
Erickson, John R. THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HANK THE COWDOG, Hank the Cowdog #2. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1983, 1999. 0141303786. Fine. $2.75.
Erickson, John R. FADED LOVE, Hank the Cowdog #5. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1986, 1999. 0141303816. Near-Fine. $2.75.
Erickson, John R. THE WOUNDED BUZZARD ON CHRISTMAS EVE, Hank the Cowdog #13. Puffin SOFTCOVER 1989, 1999. 0141303891. Near-Fine. $2.75.
Streatfeild, Noel. THEATER SHOES. Dell Yearling SOFTCOVER 1945, 2003. 0679854347. Near-Fine. $3.

Alice and Jerry Workbook. ROUND ABOUT, The Alice and Jerry Basic Reading Program. Harper & Row 1948, 1957. SOFTCOVER. Accompanies Round About the Basic First Reader. Surprisingly nice condition. Five pages had light pencil marks which have been erased; also a name in pencil on back cover in appropriate space which has also been erased. Clean with no tears, no creases. A collectible treasure! $15. photo of the actual item

Tudor, Tasha. TAKE JOY! THE TASHA TUDOR CHRISTMAS BOOK. Collins World 1966. Stories, poems, carols, legends, and a section about Tasha Tudor’s Christmas, all selected, edited, and illustrated by Tudor. 157 pp. Oblong 4to. Book Very Good; dust jacket has some edge wear and a tear in back but nice in new protective mylar cover. $ of the actual item

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