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1 Tar: A Midwest Childhood - A Critical Text
Andersen, Sherwood
Cleveland/London The Press of Case Western Reserve University 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, one tiny chip at spine edge is size of half a grain of rice. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary study of the novel Tar, written by Sherwood Anderson (also author of Winesburg, Ohio), and a basic document for students of Sherwood Anderson's life--one of the great "representative lives" in American literature. 011274

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Little Abe Lincoln, Babcock, Bernie
2 Little Abe Lincoln
Babcock, Bernie
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Reprint Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean unchipped original jacket. Immaculate blue cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, black 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. 272 pp. Illustrated with four black & white plates. Color illustrated jacket is unchipped, clean as a whistle, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An exceptionally nice copy of this book and dustjacket. 019898

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Everyday Play for Children, Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
3 Everyday Play for Children
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
Chicago M. A. Donohue 1916 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with yellow, black and white illustration on cover, black and white lettering on cover; black lettering and yellow, black and white illustration of child on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated end papers (very small sticker residue near top of front free endpaper). Charming illustration on copyright page, illustrations at chapter headings. 212 pages. 022782

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4 Seven Winters and Afterthoughts
Bowen, Elizabeth
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean turqoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 273 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight browning to rear panel margins, a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's memories of a Dublin childhood and pieces on writing. 8vo. Biography. 016578

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, Bryson, Bill
5 The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
Bryson, Bill
New York Harper & Row Publishers 1989 0060161582 / 9780060161583 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Light beige paper covered boards with gold cow on cover, maroon cloth spine with bright gold lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 314 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hilarious travel narrative as Bill Bryson travels across the United States in an effort to follow his childhood vacations. 026490

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The White Gate: Adventures in the Imagination of a Child, Chase, Mary Ellen
6 The White Gate: Adventures in the Imagination of a Child
Chase, Mary Ellen
New York W. W. Norton & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Nora S. Unwin, Illustrator 
Clean blue and white patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers with very small previous owner initials and date on front free endpaper. 185 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's reminiscences of a childhood in Maine. 015235

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The Story of A Beautiful Childhood - Compiled from the journals of Joseph Astley Gallagher, Conway, Katherine E.
7 The Story of A Beautiful Childhood - Compiled from the journals of Joseph Astley Gallagher
Conway, Katherine E.
Boston C. M. Clark Publishing Company 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, association copy. Clean burgundy ribbed cloth boards with blue, yellow and gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Pinhead size spots of wear to spine corners, small bump to upper board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Author inscription and author signature on front free endpaper: "To Julia H. Rigney, from her oldtime & all the time friend - Katherine E. Conway - Christmas, 1910." Frontispiece illustration (portrait of J. Astley Gallagher) with clean tissue guard (total of eight full page black and white illustrations). 107 pages. All pages are clean and bright - final blank endpaper has bottom half torn away. 026810

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An American Childhood, Dillard, Annie
8 An American Childhood
Dillard, Annie
Harpercollins Harper & Row 1987 0060158050 / 9780060158057 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing, with full number line) in clean original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 255 pages. Dust jacket is clean, no chips, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sweeping and original book about the author's life growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 025077

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Life Was Simpler Then, Erdman, Loula Grace
9 Life Was Simpler Then
Erdman, Loula Grace
New York Dodd Mead 1963 Third printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Charming book of personal recollections of the author's childhood in western Missouri, told with humor and pathos. 021247

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The Measure of Her Powers: An M. F. K. Fisher Reader, Fisher, M. F. K.
10 The Measure of Her Powers: An M. F. K. Fisher Reader
Fisher, M. F. K.
Washington DC Counterpoint 1999 1582430314 / 9781582430317 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing, with full number line, in clean dust jacket. Clean blue boards with gold M.F.K. initials on lower front right corner, blue cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean blue endpapers. Previous owner inscription on half-title page. Edited by Dominique Gioia; with an Introduciton by Ruth Reichl. 411 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's tales of travel, childhood memories, recipes massacred and perfected, meditations on World War II, and thoughts on cataract surgery--the range of stories in this book is delightful and original. Captivating for those who have never read Fisher's work, and easily appreciated by her many fans. 025853

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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
11 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

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Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East, Frady, Marshall
12 Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East
Frady, Marshall
New York Harper's Magazine Press/Harper & Row 1971 06-122500-2 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gold/brown tweed boards with gold cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers with previous owner name on front free endpaper. 199 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel through Egypt, Jordan and Israel, lands which have been the unseen landscape of author's childhood and whose scriptural sagas had formed the dramturgy of his own work. Marshall Frady finds between Arabs and Israelis a collision of two ages, a blind grappling of two dialectics, two realities, each barely comprehensible to the other. 8vo. Middle East. 013684

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Stories from the Arabian Nights, Housman, Laurence
13 Stories from the Arabian Nights
Housman, Laurence
New York George H. Doran n.d. Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Edmund Dulac, Illustrator 
Reprint edition in dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 16 color plates (including color frontispiece of Scheherazade) and black and white drawings by Edmund Dulac.237 pages. Dustjacket is clean but has considerable edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the George H. Doran Company's "The Golden Years of Childhood" series of child classics illustrated by famous artists. 022044

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The Illustrated Cider with Rosie, Lee, Laurie
14 The Illustrated Cider with Rosie
Lee, Laurie
New York Crown Publishers 1984 0517555298 / 9780517555293 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded green cloth boards with white polka dots, blind-stamped lettering on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with sepia photographs, full color art. 224 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Laurie Lee's matchless memories of his childhood growing up in a tiny Cotswold village in the early 1920s. The illustrations in this beautiful new edition speak for themselves, but among them are some special teasures--a handful of precious photographs of that time and place preserved by the author for over fifty years, and carefully reproduced in their original sepia tones. Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE (26 June 1914 – 13 May 1997) was an English poet, novelist and screenwriter, who was brought up in the small village of Slad in Gloucestershire. This is his most famous work, originally published in UK in 1959. 026779

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When Tytie Came (Popaul Et Virginie), Machard, Alfred
15 When Tytie Came (Popaul Et Virginie)
Machard, Alfred
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1920 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, in rare original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine (gold is slightly tarnished). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Front free endpaper has been excised (removed). Translated from the French by Howard Vincent O'Brien. Illustrated with drawings by Robert Lee Eskridge. 316 pages. Dust jacket has very slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, corner tips; closed tear at bottom of front spine fold (approx. 1-1/2"). Slight age-toning, but clean. Enclsoed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A comedy of childhood told with rare humor and a very human appeal. 025797

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In an Iron Glove, Martin, Claire
16 In an Iron Glove
Martin, Claire
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1968 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Translated by Philip Stratford. Clean maroon clothboards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Deckled edges. Pages are clean and crisp with small previous owner's name on front fixed endpaper. Dustjacket is clean with tiny corner chip at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 327 pgs. Autobiography of a prize winning Quebec writer; the author generated a wave of controversy with this detailed account of a childhood subjected to cruelty and brutality in a deeply moving portrayal. 014138

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Satan's Silence -  The Second Cassidy Mccabe Mystery (Cassidy Mccabe Mystery, 2nd,), Matthews,  Alex
17 Satan's Silence - The Second Cassidy Mccabe Mystery (Cassidy Mccabe Mystery, 2nd,)
Matthews, Alex
New Mexico Intrigue Press 1997 0964316153 / 9780964316157 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Alex Matthews". 296 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, hint of surface wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The second Cassidy McCabe mystery. Psychotherapist Cassidy McCabe's troubles begin when her cat goes missing and her client undergoes a flashback to a childhood experience in which she witnessed a Satanic ritual in a forest preserve outside of Chicago. 022513

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The Wolf in Olga's Kitchen, Perovskaya, Olga
18 The Wolf in Olga's Kitchen
Perovskaya, Olga
Bobbs Merrill 1969 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Angie Culfogienis, Illustrator 
Very clean book in unclipped dust jacket. Bright orange cloth boards with brown 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 from the Russian by Fainna Glagoleva. Illustrated by Angie Culfogienis. 229 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's reminiscenses of her childhood told with great warmth and humor. Written for children ages 9 -12. The story of childhood, of growing up in the atmosphere of a tender and loving family. There is also fun and adventure here...for, as an added attraction, Father brings home unusual gifts for his children to play with, like a wolf or a tiger cub. 026687

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The Daniells in India and The Waterfall at Papanasam, Shellim, Maurice
19 The Daniells in India and The Waterfall at Papanasam
Shellim, Maurice
Calcutta The Statesman, Ltd. 1970 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with no previous owner markings. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Maurice Shellim". Illustrated with black and white plates, maps. 79 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Maurice Shellim was born in Shanghai, and spent his childhood in India. He arrived in Calcutta in 1949 to practice medicine, and became interested in prints of Calcutta and India, and acquired a large collection. He also held exhibits of his own paintings, and travelled extensively in India, mainly by jeep. 024048

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Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944, Siegal, Aranka
20 Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944
Siegal, Aranka
New York Farrar, Straus And Giroux 1981 0374380597 / 9780374380595 third printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third printing of the first edition, SIGNED by author in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Georgina Roth, With hope for a world without scapegoats. - Aranka Siegal." 215 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Aranka Siegal vividly recalls her childhood in Hungary, how she and her family were able to survive for the five years from the first moment she heard Hitler's name to the day they were moved from the Beregszasz ghetto. A Newberry honor book, with metallic seal on dust jacket. 024174

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