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The Kingdom and the Cave, Aiken, Joan
1 The Kingdom and the Cave
Aiken, Joan
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1974 0385030436 / 9780385030434 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Victor Ambrus, Illustrator 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, quite clean and bright. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean turquoise endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Victor ambrus. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful tale of mystery, fantasy and adventure. 027564

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Door in the Closet, Bacon, Josephine Daskam
2 The Door in the Closet
Bacon, Josephine Daskam
New York Viking 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date near bottom of front free endpaper. 246 pgs. DUSTJACKET is clean with a few very tiny spots, slight age-toning. Top front inner flap is price clipped (tiny edge of price still showing). Slight edge wear & very shallow chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An imaginative fantasy about a door at the back of a closet that opens into a strange other world. Scarce book. 8vo. Children's. 011376

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Little Match Man, Barzini, Luigi
3 The Little Match Man
Barzini, Luigi
Philadelphia Penn Publishing Co. 1923 Later printing Fair to Good No Dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with full size color paste-on illustration on cover. Wear to corners, light soiling, very slight warp to boards, a few small edge nicks, fading to spine. Pages are clean and bright, and all illustrations are present, including those in full color. Illustrated endpapers. 164 pages. Children's story about a little match-stick man and his adventures. 022012

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Phantom Soldiers, Brown, Raymond L
4 Phantom Soldiers
Brown, Raymond L
New York / London Drake Publishers 1975 087749777X / 9780877497776 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 184 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean jacket is not price clipped (9.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating blend of military fact and fantasy from the Stone Age to the Present. Tells of ghosts from the Stone Age to the present day, and also describes manyt occult practices and superstitions of the world's armies. 019503

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Moon Over the Back Fence, Carlson, Esther
5 Moon Over the Back Fence
Carlson, Esther
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1947 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper, small ink-stamp from gift shop above bookplate. All text pages and edges are clean and bright. 191 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small additional price marking on front inside flap; some shallow chipping and small corner creases. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First edition of author's first book. A delightful fantasy as a girl experiences a summer with Uncle George, who has unusual powers and a wonderful sense of fun. 026335

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Carroll, Lewis
6 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Carroll, Lewis
New York Random House 1946 Special Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John Tenniel, Fritz Kredel, illustrators 
Two hardcover books in original slipcase, published in 1946. Decorated paper-covered boards are clean, no wear, with red and blue cloth bindings, black title boxes with gold lettering. Slightest hint of spine fade. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with dark blue top-stained upper page edges, blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. John Tenniel illustrations colored by Fritz Kredel. Each book has rectangular color illustration of Alice in action on cover. Slipcase has some cracking along top edge which has been carefully re-glued, paper covering of slipcase is quite clean with a clean unchipped illustrated title label; a few tiny rubs to edges. 027119

Price: 175.00 USD
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The Door in the Wall, De Angeli, Marguerite
7 The Door in the Wall
De Angeli, Marguerite
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1949 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with silver sword and shield decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; small spot at top edge of front board - otherwise clean. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean beautifully illustrated endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription (1951) at top of half-title page. No other marks. Beautiful illustrations throughout by the author in both full color and black and white. 112 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has edge chipping and closed edge tears, 1" piece missing at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025279

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Mother Brown Earth's Children, Deihl, Edna Groff
8 Mother Brown Earth's Children
Deihl, Edna Groff
Chicago Albert Whitman & Co 1931 Fourth printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Vera Stone, Illustrator 
Fourth printing (stated) beautifully illustrated book. Brown cloth boards with clean unworn color paste-on illustration on cover by Milo Winter. A few faint spots of soiling to rear board, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Vera Stone. 111 pages. Fantasy tale of flower and berry babies, vegetable and fruit children. 026363

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Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (Spiderwick Chronicles), DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black
9 Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (Spiderwick Chronicles)
DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black
New York Simon & Schuster 2005 0689859414 / 9780689859410 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean decorated boards, no wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with red ribbon page marker. Clean decorated endpapers - no previous owner markings. As new condition. Amazing and beautiful illustrations throughout that are capable of sparking the imagination in all of us. Includes a fold-out illustration of "North American Griffin." 123 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026051

Price: 25.00 USD
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Furlough from Heaven, Dreifuss, Jerome
10 Furlough from Heaven
Dreifuss, Jerome
New York Crown Publishers 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 254 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, unclipped, has a few very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story about Leonardo da Vinci coming back to earth and paying a visit to New York City on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in June of 1941. It is about the little girl names Muggins who found Leonardo, and gave him the guidance and counsel he needed. She needed him, too, more than she could know, and Leonardo unravelled the amazing tangle of trouble she had wrapped around herself. 027565

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In the Suicide Mountains, Gardner, John
11 In the Suicide Mountains
Gardner, John
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0394418808 / 9780394418803 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Joe Servello, Illustrator 
Collectible quality stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue boards with blind-stamped decoration, clean white cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Joe Servello. 159 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few very short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover 024056

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes, Genet, Jean
12 The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes
Genet, Jean
New York Grove Press 1958 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. 118 pages. Dust jacket has slight age-toning, very small edge chip at bottom of front panel (size of a match head), not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Setting is a brothel in the midst of a revolution that has wiped out all the real holders of power except the Chief of Police, who now enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them. In a series of macabre, climactic scenes, the playwright develops his mocking view of man and society. 027322

Price: 95.00 USD
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13 King Arthur
Gilbert, Henry
Saalfield Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Frances Brundage illus 
241 pgs. VG Blue cloth cover with black lettering, black border on front cover. Solid, tight book - no writing inside, tasteful bookplate inside front cover. Beautiful color frontis illustration by Francis Brundage, black & white illustrations throughout. Decorated endpapers. Slight wear to corners, spine slightly sunned, otherwise bright and clean. 8vo. Arthurian Legends. 001979

Price: 10.00 USD
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Otherborn, Gould, Joan
14 Otherborn
Gould, Joan
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1980 0698204972 / 9780698204973 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket - with signed letter by the author also laid in. Letter is to the same person to whom the book is inscribed, and is in regard to the possibility of having the book translated into Danish. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. Clean unfaded green boards with red cloth spine, crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To John, with joyous recollection of your last visit here, and eager anticipation of your next. Fondly - Jean Gould." Small attractive custom bookplate at top corner of front fixed endpaper. 160 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A boy and his sister, separated from their boat, come ashore on a Pacific Island inhabited by a race of people with a radically different conception of birth, aging, and death. 027721

Price: 60.00 USD
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15 Fantasies Two
Griffith, William Jr.
Millbrae, CA Dawne-Leigh Publications 1980 0-89742-039-X / 9780897420396 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Richard C. Ward, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing. Clean color illustrated boards. Very slight surface wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 158 pgs. Illustrations by Richard C. Ward. Clean color-illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has chipping at top spine edge extending slightly into front and rear board corners, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 016024

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Consort, Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
16 The Consort
Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
Grove Press 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown marbled boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slight yellowing). No names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. This book was issued with two alternative dustjackets. It was banned in England, for it was feared it would offend the Royal family. BOTH dustjackets are present, both are unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. A romantic fantasy about love and Royalty. 8vo. Fiction. 012126

Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Shadows on the Pond
Herzig, Alison Cragin
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1985 0-316-35895-9 / 9780316358958 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 244 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one 1/4" closed edge tear at base of front panel, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009798

Price: 15.00 USD
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Grandpa and the Tiger, Heward, Constance
18 Grandpa and the Tiger
Heward, Constance
Philadelphia George W. Jacobs 1924 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket Lilian A. Govey, Illustrator 
First Edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with clean colorful paste-on illustration (unworn). Black lettering on spine. No fraying to cloth boards. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with color illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Text by Constance Heward, charming illustrations (full color and black & white) by Lilian A. Govey. 123 pages. Dust jacket is color illustrated (front and back), tattered, with edge chips, long and short closed tears, small surface abrasion from sticker removal. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025425

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt; Professor Branestawm Up the Pole; The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Dictionary (Five books in slipcase), Hunter, Norman
19 The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt; Professor Branestawm Up the Pole; The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Dictionary (Five books in slipcase)
Hunter, Norman
Penguin Books (Puffin Books) 1975 Paperback Very Good+ 
A complete set of clean paperback books in their original slipcase. No chipping, curling or wear. Bindings are tight, pages are clean, with no names, writing or marks. Decorative slipcase is uncracked, no chips, light rubbing. A great (but absent-minded) inventor and his adventures, written for children ages 7 to 10 years old (or any age, really!) His best inventions seem to land him in the worst scrapes... 026932

Price: 25.00 USD
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River of Mirrors: The Fantastic Art of Judson Huss, Huss, Judson
20 River of Mirrors: The Fantastic Art of Judson Huss
Huss, Judson
Beverly Hills, California Morpheus International 1996 1883398177 / 9781883398170 First Hardcover Fine Judson Huss 
Stated First Edition, September 1996; numbered Limited Edition, this being number 20 of 150. SIGNED on half title page by Judson Huss, additionally with his small red monogram stamped on the same page. In original slipcase in excellent condition. Laid in is a certificate with gold seal from the Morpheus Gallery attesting to the original purchase, the numbered limited edition being hand-signed by the artist and date of purchase. Also laid in is a beautiful suitable-for-framing numbered print also signed by Huss in perfect condition. Book and slipcase size is approx. 10" x 12". Bound in dark blue leather boards with gold lettering on cover and spine, lovely color illustration on cover by Huss. As new condition, no fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are all clean and bright. Gorgeous full-color reproductions of the artist's work throughout. 94 pages. In red cloth slipcase (unworn). 027488

Price: 200.00 USD
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