Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Arrivals: Children's Books April 18th, 2012

The result of my cataloging all day?  24 Books for sale!  Questions about or interest in any of the books? Images supplied upon request.  Shoot me an email! 

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[005805] ABC. Hepworth, Cathi (Author and Illustrator). Antics!. New York: G P Putnam & Sons, 1992. First Printing. 4to. Very Good / Near Fine. ISBN: 0399218629. Pictorial boards, publisher discard, so stamped on rear endpaper; matching dust jacket with tiny nick at top of spine. An alphabet book where every word contains "ant." The artwork is fun and colorful.  $7.50

[005808] Andersen, H. C., Retold By Naomi Lewis. Hans Christian Andersen's the Snow Queen. ill. Angela Barrett. New York: Henry Holt, 1988. First American Edition Thus. 4to. Near Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0805008306. Grey cloth hard cover in color illustrated dust jacket which is slightly darkened. The traditional fairy tail retold by Lewis. Magical color artwork by Barrett throughout. Favorably reviewed by School Library Journal, "If you have no single edition of The Snow Queen, or need to replace one, consider this edition."  $22.50

[005801] Arnold, Katya. Knock, Knock, Termok!. New York: North-South Books, 1994. First Printing. Square 4to. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 1558583297. Pictorial boards, slight darkening at top of pages; matching dust jacket darkened along top edge. A cumulative rhyme about different animals who come upon an hut and wish to make it their home, which works well enough until the bear comes along. Allegory for the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bold folk-peasant style color artwork.  $8.50

[005807] Conrad, Pam. Doll Face Has a Party. ill. Brian Selznick. New York: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994. First Printing. Large Oblong 4to. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0060242620. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. A pink-haired, articulated doll decides to throw a party. Bold artwork with rich patterns by Selznick. His second book, but first picture book.  $17.50

[005803] Dewey, Jennifer Owings. At the Edge of the Pond. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1987. Stated First Edition. Small Oblong 4to. Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0316182087. Hard cover in color illustrated dust jacket slightly darkened along spine and top edge. A book about the ecology of a pond, told in sooth verse. Illustrated with beautiful, realistic color artwork.  $12.50

[005811] Drummond, Allan. The Willow Pattern Story. New York: North South Books, 1992. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Good / Good. ISBN: 1558581715. Pictorial boards, pages slightly darkened along top edge; matching dust jacket slightly darkened. A story sparked by the Willow Pattern on a piece of Spode china. Illustrated in color throughout.  $8.50

[005799] James, Will. Lone Cowboy: My Life Story . ill. Will James. New York: Scribners & Sons, 1930. First Edition (A). Thick 8vo. Good / No Jacket. 433 pgs. Green pictorial cloth, corners fraying, cloth rubbed, spine dulled, titled page foxed, previous owners name, text is clean and readable. Illustrated, fictionalized autobiography of Will James, illustrated by him throughout.  $17.50

[005806] Krensky, Stephen. Missing Mother Goose : Original Stories from Favorite Rhymes. ill. Chris Demarest. New York: Random House Children's Books, 1991. First American Edition. 4to. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0385262744. Pictorial boards, bottom corners slightly bumped; dust jacket with light soil. Traditional nursery rhymes accompanied by expanded stories of the rhymes. Humorous color artwork.  $8.50

[005804] Lobel, Anita . Dwarf Giant, The. New York: Holiday House, 1991. First Edition. 4to. Fine / Good. ISBN: 0823408523. Hard cover in illustrated dust jacket, darkened with a tear at top of spine. The tale of a prince and princess, Mainichi and Ichinichi, in Japan who are bored with their quiet life until a strange little dwarf pays them a visit. Lobel's Japanese inspired style of artwork is, at turns beautiful and fittingly daunting.  $14.50

[005800] May, Robert L.; Illustrated By Harriet Weed Hubbell. Benny the Bunny Liked Beans (by the author of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer). New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1940. Stated First Edition. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Pictorial boards, minor external wear, 2 pages with small marginal stain, in matching pictorial dust jacket with light wear and one edge tear. The story of a stubborn and naughty little bunny told in verse, who doesn't want to eat anything other than beans. Illustrated in color & b&w throughout. Very cute.  $35.00

[005797] Mayer, Marianna; Illustrated By Gerald McDermott. Marcel the Pastry Chef. New York: Bantam Little Rooster, 1991. First Printing. 4to. Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 055305192x. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket, slightly darkened at top edge. A pleasant story of a hippopotamus who bakes pastry in secret. The story quietly reinforces the value of selflessness. McDermott's artwork is wonderful and filled with enough details to keep a child focused and interested.  $25.00

[005814] McMullan, Kate;McMullan, Jim. The Noisy Giant's Tea Party. New York: HarperCollins, 1992. Stated First Edition. 4to. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0062050184. Hard cover in color illustrated dust jacket. A little boy named Andrew falls asleep to the sound of his pet mice making noises in their cage, but soon sounds from the street below his window work their way into his dreams, somehow conjuring up images of a raucous and crazy tea party. Fabulously stylized color artwork on every page depicting both the dream world and the real world.  $12.50

[005813] Melendez, Francisco. The Mermaid and the Major: The True Story of the Submarine.   $17.50

[005791] Mother Goose. Intro and Notes By Baring-Gould, William S. And Ceil. Annotated Mother Goose. ill. Various. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Stated First Edition. 4to. Good / Good. (1962). Yellow cloth darkened at edges, small stain at fore edge of text block, dust jacket worn, creased with small losses and edge tears. Mother Goose nursery rhymes with extensive notes and a known history. Illustrated with b&w reproductions of artwork by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish and Early Historical Woodcuts.  $30.00

[005796] Pop-up. A Walk in Monet's Garden: A Pop-Up Book. New York: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1995. Square 4to. As New / No Jacket As Issued. ISBN: 0821221957. Glazed pictorial boards, in publisher's original shrink wrap. The book unfold to a large and wonderful pop-up tableau recreating Monet's famous garden. Includes a booklet that gives a guided tour of the garden.  $30.00

[005792] Pop-up. Grahame, Kenneth. Wind in the Willows, A Pop-Up Book. ill. Babette Cole. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1983. First Printing. 4to. Fine / No Jacket As Issued. ISBN: 0030638623. Glossy pictorial covers, all pop-ups and moveable elements in fine working order. Excerpts from the classic illustrated with entertaining pop-ups, some with moveable elements. Paper engineering by James Roger Diaz and Keith Moseley.  $25.00

[005795] Pop-up. Hargreaves, Roger. Little Miss Sunshine's Rainy Day Pop-Up Fun. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, 1983. 8vo. Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. ISBN: 0843108347. Glazed pictorial wraparound boards. 6 pop-ups with moveable elements, light wear to pull-tabs, one page with stray mark.  $8.50

[005794] Pop-up. Hargreaves, Roger. Mr. Funny and the Pop-Up TV Show. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, 1983. 8vo. Fine / No Jacket As Issued. ISBN: 0843108312. Glazed pictorial wraparound boards. 6 fine pop-ups with moveable elements.  $8.50

[005793] Pop-up. Hargreaves, Roger. Mr. Happy Goes to a Pop-Up Dinner. Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, 1983. 8vo. Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. ISBN: 0843108320. Glazed pictorial wraparound boards, light cover soil. 6 fine pop-ups with moveable elements.  $8.50

[005809] Rebello, Stephen. The Art of Pocahontas. ill. Walt Disney Studio. New York: Hyperion Books, 1995. First Printing. Folio. Fine / Very Good to Near Fine. ISBN: 0786861584 . Turquoise cloth in color dust jacket with small nick at front fold, light soil. A behind-the-scenes look at Disney's animated feature, Pocahontas. Large and beautiful book. Will require additional postage for priority or overseas orders.  $45.00

[005798] Stevenson, Robert Louis; Illustrated By Charles Robinson. Child's Garden of Verses. London: John Lane Bodley Head, 1899. Fifth Edition . 8vo. Good 140 pgs w/ 12 pgs of ads in rear. AEG. Green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration to covers and spine, covers soiled and worn, pages slightly age-toned, binding shaken, bookplate of Douglas Duncan Milne. Stevenson's classic packed with rich and detailed pen & ink illustrations in Robinson's marvelously distinctive style. One of the best examples of Robinson's genius with the pen.  $25.00

[005802] Stewart, Sarah; Illustrated by David Small. Library, The. New York: FSG, 1995. Stated First Edition. 4to. Fine / Fine. ISBN: 0374343888. Hard cover in illustrated dust jacket. The tale of a woman who dedicates her life to books and reading, told in rhyme and loosely based on the life of Mary Elizabeth Brown. The story is told with subtle bits of humor and ends on a bittersweet note. Small's artwork is beautiful, detailed and caused me to laugh out loud more than once. Anyone who is passionate about books and reading will identify with the character's fervor.  $22.50

[005810] Van Rynbach, Iris. Everything from a Nail to a Coffin. New York: Orchard Books, 1991. First Printing. Oblong 4to. Near Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0531059413. Hard cover in illustrated dust jacket. The story of the evolution of one building on Main Street in Glastonbury, CT from it's erection in 1874 to modern times. Illustrated in color.  $12.50

[005812] Walsh, Amanda. The Mysterious Hubbub. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1990. First American Edition. Oblong 4to. Near Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0395537835. Hard cover in illustrated dust jacket, slightly darkened. Illustrated in b&w and color. Australian author/illustrator.  $7.50

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PAYMENT TERMS:  Payment is due before book(s) ship.  We will hold book(s) for payment for seven business days.  Libraries and institutions may be billed.  Connecticut residents, please add 6% sales tax.

SHIPPING:  Media Mail: $4.50 for 1st Book, $1.00 each additional book OR Priority Mail: $8.00 for 1st book, $2.00 for each book after that, per order—Insurance is extra, please request insurance when ordering.  INTERNATIONAL orders will be shipped via Global Priority at cost.  Please note: We will not falsify customs documents, so please do not ask.

RETURNS:  You may return any book for any reason as long as: 1) Prior notice by telephone is given within 3 days after receiving book, 2) Item is returned in condition in which is was received and is properly packed and insured for return trip, please use a trackable shipping method.  Refunds will be issued for book price and original shipping once item has been safely returned and inspected. 

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