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Puss in Boots

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1916

Seller ID: 1797155


Wrappings lightly rubbed. Pages toned, clean. 1916 Soft Cover. A vintage (1918) telling of the classic tale that inspired the lovable cat from the Shrek movies. Shaped wrappings. Illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Three Bears / Little Red Riding Hood (The Turnover Books, Volume III [3])

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago: 1910

Seller ID: 2178412


Boards rubbed with some loss from corners, pencil name on ownership page. 1910 Hard Cover. Two classic children's stories, bound dos-a-dos, with color illustrations by John R. Neill throughout. Neill is most well-known for contributing illustrations to L. Frank Baum's Oz books, the first of which (The Marvellous Land of Oz) he'd completed work on just 6 years before this volume was issued. View more info

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The Fables of Aesop (Illustrated Editions)

By: Aesop; Parker, Willis L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Illustrated Editions Company / J.J. Little & Ives Company: 1931

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1998630


Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed & faded, with 1 inch chip from spine head & foot, other minor loss and tears along edges.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. 222 pp. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt titles & rules over blue cloth covered boards. Textured blue endpapers. A collection of Aesop's fables, compiled and edited with an introduction by Willis L. Parker, and featuring illustrations by Charles H. Bennett commissioned specifically for this edition. View more info

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King Arthur and His Knights: A Noble and Joyous History (The Windermere Series)

By: Allen, Philip Schuyler; Schaeffer, Mead; Neill, John R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1927

Seller ID: 2205146


Includes color illustrations by Mead Schaeffer and John R. Neill (Oz Illustrator). Edges lightly rubbed.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1927 Hard Cover. xiii, 455 pp. Includes color illustrations by Mead Schaeffer and John R. Neill (Oz Illustrator). CONTENTS: Merlin and Uther Pendragon; Sir Balin le Savage; The Round Table and Three Quests; Morgan le Fay and the Three Damsels; The Emperor Lucius; Sir Launcelot Du Lake; SIr Gareth; La-Cote-Male-Taile and Sir Tristram de Lyo... View more info

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Artcraft Series)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 1516370


Light edge wear. We have more books available by this author!. Large stapled binding softcover. 12 x 9 1/2. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories. These include The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, and the The Ugly Duckling. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. Hi... View more info

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The Flying Trunk (Artcraft Series)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 1516371


Light edge wear. We have more books available by this author!. Large stapled-binding softcover. 12 x 9 1/2. Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children's stories. These include The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, and the The Ugly Duckling. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. Hi... View more info

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The Top and the Ball

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ideals Children's Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199996


First edition. 1 inch tear to jacket spine head. 1992 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 32 pp. A fine leather ball snobbishly refuses to marry a plain wooden top; but years later, after Ball has fallen on hard times and Top has a shiny new coat, she is eager for his friendship. By the famous Danish author who also wrote The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, etc. View more info

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The Little Tin Soldier (Golden Press)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Golden Press: 1966

Seller ID: 2265077


Edges lightly rubbed, surface tear on front paste-down endpaper, light stain on front endpapers. 1966 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Danish: Den standhaftige tinsoldat) is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina. After several adventures, the tin soldier perishes in a fire with the ballerina. The tale was first published in Copenhagen by C.A. ... View more info

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Fairy Tales and Stories (Avon Edition)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Dulcken, H.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: F.M. Lupton Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2265936


Large stain to bottom corner, no publisher date, title page and contents page stuck together, pages toned. iv, 377 pp. Hans Christian Andersen (/?ænd?rs?n/; Danish: [han?s ?k?æsdjan ??n?sn?] (About this sound listen)), often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not li... View more info

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Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Hersholt, Jean; Mondschein, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canterbury Classics: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265948


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2014 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 760, [4] pp. 8vo. Light blue faux leather binding with pink double border, metallic red roses on green stems along inside of border, white titles, small girl in a flower pictured on front board, green frog with metallic red crown on spine. A large collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, known for The Princess on the Pea, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc. Translated into E... View more info

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The Princess and the Pea

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Randall, Ronne

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Parragon: 2011

Seller ID: 2264531


No jacket, sticker on rear board, ink name on front endpaper. 2011 Large Hardcover. 29 pp. Beautifully illustrated in color by Anna C. Leplar - this classic story is retold by Ronne Randall and will be a joy for any young child. The Princess and the Pea (Danish: Prinsessen paa Ærten; literal translation: The Princess on the Pea)[1] is a literary fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a young woman whose royal identity is established by a test of her physical sensit... View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. First Series: Adapted to Children Reading the Third School Reader

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Stickney, J.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ginn & Company, Publishers: 1895

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2191284


Spine toned, boards rubbed, pages toned, ink name & stickers on front endpaper. 1895 Hard Cover. v, 280 pp. Classic fairy tales used to build reading ability in children. Black and white illustrations included. View more info

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Andersen's Fairy Tales (Junior Deluxe Editions)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian; Weisgard, Leonard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Junior Deluxe Editions: 1956

Seller ID: 2208459


A few faint spots to boards, pencil name on front endpaper. 1956 Hard Cover. 217 pp. CONTENTS: The Emperor's New Clothes; The Swineherd; The Real Princess; The Shoes of Fortune; The Fir Tree; The Snow Queen; The Leap-Frog; The Elderbush; The Bell; The Old House; The Happy Family; The Story of a Mother; The False Collar; The Shadow; The Little Match Girl; The Dream of Little Tuk; The Naughty Boy; The Red Shoes.Keywords: CHILDREN YOUNG ADULT TEEN FICTION CLASSICS FAIRY TAL... View more info

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Captain Wolf and Other Sketches of Animal Biography

By: Anonymous (By the Author of 'Under the Lime-Trees,' 'Aunt Annie's Stories,' Etc., Etc.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Co., Grand Street: 1870

Seller ID: 2200942


A couple pages loosening but included., pencil name on front endpaper, a few pages lightly foxed. 1870 Hard Cover. viii, 309, [3] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, embossed black & gold design and gilt titles. Includes twenty-two (22) full-page illustrations (black & white plates) by Emil Bayard & Ernest Griset. A collection of stories featuring animal characters. CONTENTS: Captain Wolf; Guy's Two Homes; Tiny and Furry, or The Life and Times of a Beaver; Fox and His Family;... View more info

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Whistle For Good Fortune: In which it is shown how six from six makes six and one to carry, with other riddles here and there along the way

By: Bailey, Margery

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198574


First edition. Lacks jacket. 1940 Hard Cover. 237 pp. 8vo. Children's book of vaguely nonsensical fables, with many illustrations by Alice B. Preston. View more info

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Mother Goose Remembers

By: Beaton, Clare

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barefoot Books: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2202728


2nd printing. A fine copy.Jacket corners lightly bumped. 2000 Large Hardcover. 64 pp. Artist Clare Beaton takes a fresh look at the topsy-turvy world of Mother Goose in this exquisite treasury of traditional rhymes. As they listen to favorites such as Humpty Dumpty and Three Blind Mice, youngsters are also invited to hunt for Mother Goose s feathers, one of which is carefully sewn into the art that accompanies each rhyme. By the final page, they will have collected just ... View more info

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The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (The Bedtime-Story Books)

By: Burgess, Thornton W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1924156


First edition. No jacket. Rear board lightly soiled, ink name & address on front endpaper. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 120 pp. Another in Burgess' classic Bedtime Story-Books series. Illustrations by Harrison Cady. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them... View more info

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Valentine & Orson

By: Burkert, Nancy Ekholm

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1915526


First edition. 1989 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated, this medieval prose romance has been translated and recast by Burkert ( Cinderella ) into Chaucerian iambic pentameter. The mysterious Pacolet narrates as a 16th-century troupe of itinerant players performs the story of two brothers separated at birth, one raised at court and the other by a bear in the forest. It is a tale of chivalry, brotherhood and forgiveness, wherei... View more info

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Quaedam ex Colloquiis Corderii, Fabulis Aesopi, & Colloquiis Erasmi Selectae. with English Translations, as Literal as Possible; to which are added A Few of Erasmus's Familiaria Colloquia, without Translation. Intended for the Use of Schools on this Continent. Approved of and Recommended by the Professors and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, of the College and Academy and also of the Episcopal Academy, both of Philadelphia, of Princeton College in New-Jersey, and of Washington College in Maryland; and for Them Printed, under the Direction of Mr. James Davidson, Professor of Humanity in the College of Philadelphia.

By: Clarke, H.; [Corderus / Cordier, Mathurin]; [Aesop]; [Erasmus]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Benjamin Franklin Bache.: 1789

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2045502


First edition. Rebound in new leather, with new endpapers. Two gatherings proud at fore-edge but holding firmly, minimal tears along edges and loss from marginal corners of a few pages, ink name (Charles Thompson) appears on title page, on blank following Aesop's fables (dated 1802), and twice on final page of text. An unscrupulous individual at some point in the past excised the bottom margin of the title page in such a way that 'Benjamin Franklin' remains visible, but ... View more info

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The Three Royal Monkeys

By: De La Mare, Walter; Eldridge, Mildred E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited: 1969

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2204201


1st printing. No publisher date (circa 1969), wrappers rubbed, faint stain to rear wrapper, stain to half-title page. 272 pp. Strange misfortunes, fantastic adventures, odd friends and enemies confront the three little monkeys who are sons of Seelem, a Mulgar prince of royal blood, on their journey to the beautiful valley of Tishnar where their royal blood entitles them to reign as princes.Walter John de la Mare OM CH (25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English poet,... View more info

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[The Life and Adventures of] Robinson Crusoe

By: DeFoe, Daniel; Kredel, Fritz

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Junior Deluxe Editions: 1945

Seller ID: 2202158


No copyright date, circa 1940s. Front hinge starting, pages lightly toned. 1945 Hard Cover. 313 pp. The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years all Alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River of Orinoco; Having Been Case on Shore by Shipwreck, Wherein all the Men Perished but Himself. With an Account How He Was at Last Strangely Delivered by Pirates.This is... View more info

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Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes; Galdone, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Junior Deluxe Editions: 1954

Seller ID: 2202154


No copyright date, circa 1950s. Pages lightly toned. 1954 Hard Cover. 319 pp. The novel takes place in the Netherlands and is a colorful fictional portrait of early 19th-century Dutch life, as well as a tale of youthful honor.The book's title refers to the beautiful silver skates to be awarded to the winner of the ice-skating race Hans Brinker hopes to enter. The novel introduced the sport of Dutch speed skating to Americans, and in U.S. media Hans Brinker is still consi... View more info

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Puss in Boots

By: Galdone, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Seabury Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205347


First edition. No jacket, edges lightly rubbed, pencil name. 1976 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. A poor young man gains a fortune and meets a beautiful princess when his cat outwits an evil giant.Keywords: CHILDREN CLASSIC FAIRY TALE FABLE PUSS BOOTS FICTION PAUL GALDONE View more info

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Tales from the Enchanted Isles

By: Gate, Ethel May

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261082


First edition. Near fine in good jacket. Jacket toned, small surface tear on rear jacket corner, a few small tears along jacket edges, jacket price clipped. 1926 Hard Cover. 118, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of fairy tales, illustrated with a color frontispiece and woodcuts by accomplished book artist and printmaker Dorothy P. Lathrop. Includes: Proper & Right; The Curiosity Shop; The Enchanted Galleon; The Young Knight; The Singing Water; The Song of the Fountain; The Lamp... View more info

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The Golden Bird and Other Stories

By: Grimm [The Brothers Grimm]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Company: 1922

Seller ID: 2199323


Boards rubbed, one plate missing, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1922 Hard Cover. 116 pp. Original blue cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board. Color plates by Wuanita Smith, black & white illustrations by Edward Shenton. INCLUDES: The Golden Bird; The Gallant Tailor; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; King Thrushbeard; Tom Thumb; Rapunzel; The Raven; The Goosegirl; Cinderella; The Frog Prince; Red Riding Hood. View more info

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The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

By: Grimm, Jacob; Grimm, Wilhelm; Watts, Bernadette

Price: $3.00

Publisher: North-South Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2206050


Near fine. 1999 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. A new translation of a classic folktale captures the special repetitive patterns of the original and features warmly appealing illustrations as it follows the adventures of a mother goat who must rescue her children from a wily wolf's belly.KEYWORDS: JACOB WILHELM GRIMM BROTHERS FAIRY TALES WOLF SEVEN 7 LITTLE KIDS CHILDREN JUVENILE View more info

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The Peterkin Papers (Junior Deluxe Editions)

By: Hale, Lucretia; Keats, Ezra Jack

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Junior Deluxe Editions: 1955

Seller ID: 2208460


A few light smudges to boards, bottom edge of front board lightly bumped. 1955 Hard Cover. 192 pp. The Peterkins were a large family who were extremely intelligent, but didn't have a lick of common sense among them. Whenever they were confronted with a problem that had a simple solution and a complex one, they unerringly went for the complex one--the simple one never occurred to them. They were usually rescued by their neighbor, the Lady from Philadelphia, known for her ... View more info

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

By: Hamilton, Virginia; Dillon, Leo and Diane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207247


First Edition. No jacket, stain to top page ridge. 1985 Large Hardcover. xii, 178 pp. With illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon. The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up.--(starred) Scho... View more info

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King Arthur and His Knights

By: Heller, Julek; Headon, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dragon's World: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263411


First edition. Spine head lightly bumped. 1990 Large Hardcover. 221, [3] pp. Drawing on a diversity of sources, including Chretien de Troyes' Arturian Romances, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzifal, Tennyson's Idylls of the Kings and, of course, Malory's timeless Morte d'Arthur, Deirdre Headon retells the story of King Arthur and his court at Camelot. View more info

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Banbury Cross Stories (Merrill's Story Books)

By: Howard, Frank W.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Charles E. Merrill Co.: 1909

Seller ID: 2155591


Binding a bit shaken. 1909 Hard Cover. 123 pp. A collection of children's stories including: Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse; Chicken-Licken; Half Chick; The Old Woman and Her Pig; The Three Bears [the protagonist is Golden-hair instead of Goldilocks]; Lazy Jack; The Story of Mr. Vinegar. View more info