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1 Andersen, Hans Christian COMPLETE FAIRY TALES AND STORIES
New York Barnes & Noble 2007 0760776075 / 9780760776070 Hardcover Near fine 
Octavo (23 cm), pp. 972. First edition thus. Red leather boards with gilt text and design, full-color inlaid illustration. All edges gilt, pictorial pastedowns. Sewn-in gilt satin ribbon bookmark. Edges of text block have a few minor blemishes. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Cobra Island: A Catholic Scout's Adventures, Boyton, Neil, S.J.
2 Boyton, Neil, S.J. Cobra Island: A Catholic Scout's Adventures
New York Benziger Bros. 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very good 
12mo (19 cm), pp. 176. Green cloth with gilt-stamped title and ornate oak leaf and acorn design on upper board and spine. Includes frontispiece of boys in shark-infested water. Missing jacket, free front endpaper, and 12 pp of ads at end. Boards have light to moderate wear at corners and edges, a few scuff marks. Binding is tight, pages are clean. Rev. Boyton's first novel involves a young boy who, while en route to India with his father, is shipwrecked with the crew of a boat that is sunk by the Germans during World War I. Many of his subsequent books continued the practice of using titles that suggested adventure rather than piety (i.e. Mangled Hands, Where Monkeys Swing, and Killgloom Park). First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Carl Larsson A Home: Paintings from a Bygone Age
Edinburgh Floris Books 2008 Hardcover Fine near fine Signed
8.5x12". 31 pp. Signed by the author on title page. Some rubbing on back of dust jacket. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Day, Trevor Savage Earth (DK Guides)
New York DK Publishing 2006 Paperback Very good 
Folio (30.5cm), pp. 64. Full color illustrations and photographs throughout. Light staining on bottom right corner. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 E.T.A. Hoffmann Nutcracker
Random House Value Publishing 1984 051755285X / 9780517552858 Hardcover Very good very good 
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Owl Service, Garner, Alan
6 Garner, Alan The Owl Service
New York Philomel 0399208054 / 9780399208058 Hardcover Near fine Very good 
Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 157. Undated, but likely 1979 (Nikolajeva, Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic). Green boards with green quarter-cloth and gilt spine text. Pictorial jacket with owl image. Light bumping to spine ends and light sunning to top edge of book and jacket. Jacket has two small closed tears that have been taped. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Gay, Michel Cromignon
Paris L'Ecole des Loisirs 2000 Hardcover Very good 
Folio (31cm). Inside pages clean, no dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Persian Donkey Bead, Kraenzel, Margaret [Jo Sykes]
8 Kraenzel, Margaret [Jo Sykes] The Persian Donkey Bead
New York A.S. Barnes 1960 First Edition Hardcover Near fine Fine Signed
Octavo (20 cm), pp. 107. Signed and inscribed by author on free front endpaper to Livingston, Montana, writer Jo Sykes: "Joe, from Peg Kraenzel Bozeman, 1961. I don't know why but I like your books better than mine -- maybe they are better?" Pictorial jacket, red cloth boards with camel motif debossed in white. Boards have very slight wear at tail of spine. Kraenzel tells the story of Habib, a young Middle Eastern boy, based on her experiences living in Iran for two years. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Mountain Pony and the Pinto Colt, Larom, Henry V. [Jo Sykes]
9 Larom, Henry V. [Jo Sykes] Mountain Pony and the Pinto Colt
New York McGraw-Hill 1947 Hardcover Very good Good Signed
Octavo (20 cm), pp. 202. Later printing. Association copy: Signed and inscribed by author on half title page to Montana children's author Jo Sykes: "For Jo Sykes who is about to write a better book than this one - I hope. Henry V. Larom." Blue boards, pictorial jacket and endpapers. One of four books in Larom's Mountain Pony series illustrated by renowned Western horse artist Ross Santee (Dykes, 351). Jacket has numerous small chips and tears, and is price-clipped. Boards have light edge wear. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Mikaelsen, Ben Rescue Josh McGuire
New York Hyperion Books 1991 First edition Hardcover Very good very good Signed
Octavo (21cm), pp. 265. Tan boards with green quarter cloth binding and gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed and signed by author "For Jo, Thanks so much for your constant help, encouragement, and friendship!" on title page. Light sunning on head and tail of spine, jacket has light wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Sparrow Hawk Red, Mikaelsen, Ben [Jo Sykes]
11 Mikaelsen, Ben [Jo Sykes] Sparrow Hawk Red
New York Hyperion Books for Children 1993 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near fine 
Octavo (21 cm), pp. 185. Signed and inscribed by author on half title page to Western children's writer Jo Sykes: "For Joe- A good writer and an even better friend. Thanks for all your help. I value your friendship! Ben Mikaelsen 4/14/93." Blue boards, pictorial jacket has slight edge wear. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Neil Philip Fairy Tales of Eastern Europe
Clarion Books 1991 0395574560 / 9780395574560 First edition Hardcover Near fine very good Larry Wilkes 
157 pages with color illustrations. Jacket has light wear at top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Nicola Bayley One Old Oxford Ox
New York Atheneum 1977 Hardcover Very good very good Nicola Bayley 
10x8". 11 pp. First American edition. Inside flaps of dust jacket show some sunning near edges. One inch-long closed tear at bottom dust jacket near spine. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Price clipped. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Banjo, Trygstad, Anne
14 Trygstad, Anne Banjo
Kensington, CA Red Berry Editions 2014 Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
23 x 30.5 cm, unpaginated. Later printing, signed by author on title page. Blue cloth with silver titling, pictorial jacket. Illustrated by Margie Burke, calligraphy by Emily Copeland. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Victor, Ralph Comrades in Camp
New York Platt & Peck 1908 Hardcover Good 
Duodecimo (18.5 cm), pp. 258. Pictorial boards, includes frontispiece. Erased writing (still visible) on front free endpaper, boards are darkened with age and moderately worn around edges. No jacket. Part of the author's series of adventure stories for boys. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Von Lindgren, Astrid Pippi in Taka-Tuka-Land
verlag friedrich oetinger 1969 Hardcover 
No jacket, moderate wear to cover around edges and corners. Binding is very good, pages clean and intact. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Young Deputy Smith, White, Dale [Jo Sykes]
17 White, Dale [Jo Sykes] Young Deputy Smith
New York Viking Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover Near fine Fine Signed
Octavo (20 cm), pp. 191. Association copy: Signed and inscribed by author on free front endpaper to Western children's writer Jo Sykes: "Dear Joe- This one was sure fun. Hope you like it as much as I liked 'that' mare. Marian T. Place 'alias' Dale White." Green cloth boards, pictorial jacket. Illustrations by Charles Geer. Boards have the slightest wear at tail of spine. Ms. Place wrote more than 40 books in her lifetime. "I began writing [about such subjects as] hunting, fishing, Forest Service and other state and federal fish & wildlife, grazing, [and] water projects, to mention only a few. I studied my markets before submitting and observed [that] the kind of ... subjects I was interested in were done by men. So, I chose to use the pen name of Dale [my uncle] and White [a portion of my middle name, Whitinger]. For about 10 years or more I was known as Mr. White. The other pseudonym, R. D. Whitinger, was used briefly only for westerns - i.e. bang-bangs, pulps" (Marian T. Place Papers, Arizona Archives Online). Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Sir Archibald, Wolo [von Trutzschler]
18 Wolo [von Trutzschler] Sir Archibald
Livingston, Montana Clark City Press 1992 0944439225 / 9780944439227 Hardcover New new 
Quarto (26 cm), pp. 40, pictorial jacket and endpapers. First edition thus. Green boards with debossed illustration of Sir Archibald the monkey on front board. Richly illustrated in monochrome and full color by the German author von Trutzschler who wrote a series of fancifull children's books under the pen "Wolo" (as he was called by his little sister). Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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