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Around the World with Mr. Peanut
1 Around the World with Mr. Peanut
The Planters Nut and Chocolate Company 1929 Softcover Fair with no dust jacket; Covers dampstained and silverfish damage to rear cover and rear two pages. 
Color stapled wraps. The third paint book for children issued by The Planters Company featuring the giant monocled legume as he shows Billy, Helen, Dolly, Dick and Betty around the world in his magic aeroplane. The group visits London Bridge, old Blarney Castle, Holland, the Eiffel Tower, Venice, the Great Pyramids, India, China, Hawaii, and the Planters Factory in Virginia. Side-by-side views of each place are colored on the left side and outlined in black and white on the right for children to color in. About half of these scenes are colored in by a young artist. Six pages of peanutty recipes with color illustrations complete the book. Unpaginated [32 pp. ]. Measures 19 x 26 inches. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Books for Young Children, Vol. I
2 Books for Young Children, Vol. I
American Tract Society N.D. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and worn, penciled owner writing on front and rear endpapers, spine cocked and cracked, some light toning and foxing of pages. 
Circa 1860. Original brown blind-stamped brown cloth binding. Wood engravings on nearly every page. Measures 3 x 4 inches. Contains the following stories: The History of Ann Lively and her Bible, Little Verses for Good Children, Travellers' Wonders, A New Picture Book, The Shepherd Boy, The Pleasing Instructer [sic], A Pretty Picture Book, The Twelve Months of the Year, The Fourth Commandment or Some Account of Jack Riot and Will Mindful, Good Examples for Good Children, Tom Steady: A Pretty History for Good Children, The Cowslip Gatherers, Ripe Cherries or The History of William and Jane, Little George and the Apple-Tree, History of Beasts, and The History of Harry Heedless Showing How Carelessness Leads to Trouble. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Gleanings of Life in Verse and Melody [Salesman's Sample]
3 Gleanings of Life in Verse and Melody [Salesman's Sample]
Philadelphia and Chicago International Publishing Company 1895 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; One signature loose, spine cracked, boards heavily worn. 
Gray decorative cloth. A salesman's sample for this illustrated collection of poetry and lyrics, bound along with and illustrated versions of The Young American Speaker, Sparkling Stories for the Young, Little Folks Delight. Blank subscriber's name list after each sample. Many beautiful engravings and photograph reproductions. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Goosebumps: How to Draw a Monster
4 Goosebumps: How to Draw a Monster
Parachute Press 1997 Softcover Very Good; A promotional booklet published by Parachute Press in 1997 and distributed by Taco Bell, based on R. L. Stine's juvenile horror Goosebumps book #46, How to Kill a Monster. Unused. Contains tracing paper and art instructions to draw monsters in the style of the Goosebumps series. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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History for Pleasure 1825
5 History for Pleasure 1825
New Haven, CT Yale University Printing Service and Stinehour Press 1994 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
One of 250 copies. Three softcover facsimiles of rare American chapbooks originally published in 1825 by Field Lucas, Jun. , and John Latrobe of Baltimore. The titles are: The American Revolution by Robert Rhymer (12 pp) , The Juvenile National Calendar (12 pp) and The Pilgrims (12 pp). Also includes a 4 pp brochure written and inscribed by Betsy Beinecke Shirley, whose collection of children's literature resides at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Library. Booklets are housed in a red cardboard slipcase with paper label. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Editor 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Home Sphere of Child Life
6 Home Sphere of Child Life
Valparaiso, IN Lewis E. Myers & Company 1913 Softcover Fair with no dust jacket; Covers soiled, creased and worn, pages well-thumbed, soiled and have owner notes, ink stains, and a few childish scrawls. 
Softcover with front cover design of mother reading to children who are also reading and drawing. Many illustrations and photos. The first half of the book has instructions for various storytelling, art and craft projects for young children, including homemade Valentine's and Halloween cards, silhouettes, paper sculpture, bookmaking, basket making, clay sculpture, sewing and setting up a home workshop. The remainder of the book shows the stories of cotton, wool and silk. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Jesus' Story:  A Little New Testament
7 Jesus' Story: A Little New Testament
NY MacMillan 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and edgeworn, vintage owner bookplate on rear pastedown. Illustrated by Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham 
Blue cloth binding. A selection of Bible text from the King James Bible illustrated by Caldecott medalists Maud and Miska Petersham. ; 119 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Little Orphan Annie Crayon and Coloring Book
8 Little Orphan Annie Crayon and Coloring Book
Springfield, MA McLoughlin Brothers 1933 Softcover Good; Covers foxed and soiled, pages toned. Illustrated by Harold Gray 
No. 2101. Pictorial stapled card covers. A coloring book with cartoons of Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray. Most are outlines in black and white but there are 12 color lithograph cartoons with outlines below for children to fill in. Nearly all of the 23 cartoons are colored in by a childish hand. Measures 33 x 25 cm. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Little Red Riding Hood
9 Little Red Riding Hood
NY McLoughlin Brothers Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, wear to edges of covers, binding delicate and nearly detached. 
Circa 1900. Pictorial stapled wraps. Black and white illustrations of this classic fairy tale on almost every page, some have red overlay. Number 4 in the publisher's Hop-o'-my-thumb series. ; Hop-O'-My-Thumb; 10 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Little Star and Other Stories
10 Little Star and Other Stories
Peking, China Foreign Languages Press 1958 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Gash at heel of spine. Illustrated by Hua San-Chuan 
A collection of four propagandistic stories and a sketch for children originally published in Chinese literary periodicals. They include "Mangpa's Dreams" by Chi Kang, "A Lesson Out of School" by Wang Fu-Hui, "Little Star", by Wang Lu-Yao, "I Wanted a Gun", by Wang Shih-Chen, and "My Childhood Pets" by Jen Ta-Lin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Memoir of Phebe Bartlett, of Northampton, Mass.
11 Memoir of Phebe Bartlett, of Northampton, Mass.
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union 1831 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, pages toned and foxed. 
Marbled boards with brown leather spine. Titles stamped in gilt on spine. Four wood engravings. Measures 6 x 4 inches. School prize copy inscribed "Presented to Miss Ann H. Lathrop, by her affectionate teacher, L. L. Huntington". "All little children have wicked hearts. When we say people have wicked hearts, we mean that they love to do wrong." Thus begins this uber-moralistic children's story based on a real little four-year-old girl, whose older brother takes a sermon by famed Reverend Jonathan Edwards way too seriously, and convinces his sibling that she is a black-hearted sinner even at her tender age. ; 35 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Physiology for Young People Adapted to Intermediate Classes and Common Schools
12 Physiology for Young People Adapted to Intermediate Classes and Common Schools
NY American Book Company 1888 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Some penciled check marks and underlined words, musty, front free endpaper removed, penciled owner name. 
New Pathfinder No. 2. Decorated burgundy cloth binding. vi, 213 pp. Many engravings. Introduction by A. B. Palmer. A "health" textbook from the 1880s which includes many references to the evils of tobacco and alcohol, including an appendix of "temperance physiology". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Rollo At Work; Or,  The Way for a Boy to Learn to be Industrious
13 Rollo At Work; Or, The Way for a Boy to Learn to be Industrious
Boston Gould, Kendall & Lincoln 1845 Fifth Edition Hardcover Fair; Front boards nearly detached. Boards worn, front two leaves torn at gutter, some finger soiling throughout. Ink stain in center of last ten pages. 
Gilt-stamped red leather spine with marbled boards. Illustrated with many wood engravings. Penciled owner signature on front flyleaf dated 1846. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 191 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Rupert and the Elfin Bell
14 Rupert and the Elfin Bell
London Express Newspapers 1991 0850792495 / 9780850792492 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Rupert, the white bear with yellow plaid trousers and scarf, beloved by readers of The Express newspaper, goes on an adventure with his friend Bill the Badger to help a community of elves. Blue pictorial cover. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Lovely color illustrations throughout. 
24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Select Poetry, for Children
15 Select Poetry, for Children
Philadelphia American Sunday-School Union 1845 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Frontispiece removed, several 19th century gift inscriptions on ffep, foxed, boards worn, corners rounded, a few penciled checkmarks next to poem titles. 
Compiled for the American Sunday-School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Original brown blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Many delightful wood engravings. 16 cm. A collection of religious and moral-tinged verses written for young readers. WorldCat locates only 10 copies held worldwide, though not the three additional copies found in the AAS catalog. ; 72 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Stories of the Sea and the Land
16 Stories of the Sea and the Land
Boston Crosby, Nichols and Company 1855 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn at corners and spine extremities, contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper, some soiling and smudging to pages. 
Original red blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Frontispiece engraving of storm-tossed ships in harbor. A collection of stories and poems for children. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Boy Mechanic Book 4
17 The Boy Mechanic Book 4
Chicago Popular Mechanics Press 1925 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, pages toned, waterstain at top corners of first 80 pages. 
Navy cloth binding with illustration of young boy working on electronics stamped in black and white on front boards with gilt lettering. Index, many illustrations. A fantastic compendium of activities and projects, including how to make a pushboat, wheelbarrow spraying outfit, electrically heated steam boiler, portable fishing shack, concrete garden furniture, window greenhouse, ways to reuse military surplus steel trench helmets, and many others. 1349 articles, 1320 pictures. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 475 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Good Dog Book:  About Rab, Patrasche, Stickeen, Scally, Barry, and Other Dogs
18 The Good Dog Book: About Rab, Patrasche, Stickeen, Scally, Barry, and Other Dogs
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1924 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, gift inscriptions on front free endpaper. Illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren 
Black cloth binding with color illustration of man on iceberg encircled by fuzzy dogs inset on front boards. Five color plates by "Poky Little Puppy" illustrator Gustaf Tenggren. A collection of stories about very good dogs, including Scally, by Ian Hay, Barry, by Eva March Tappan, and A Dog of Flanders, by Ouida. ; Riverside Bookshelf 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lone Ranger and His Horse Silver
19 The Lone Ranger and His Horse Silver
Racine, WI Whitman 1935 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards worn, fore-edges dampstained. Illustrated by Hal Arbo 
A Big Little Book. Whitman No. 1181. The Lone Ranger, Tonto and Silver battle baddies in the Old West, based on the radio serial. Colorful artwork on boards of the masked Lone Ranger and his faithful steed. ; 425 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Old Oak Chest,  Or, a Book a Great Treasure
20 The Old Oak Chest, Or, a Book a Great Treasure
Boston Chase, Nichols and Hill 1861 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Spine cocked, boards worn and soiled, some light finger soiling here and there. 
By "the author of Charlie's Discoveries". Red blindstamped cloth with gilt design of cherubs with garlands on front boards. Many wood engravings. A collection of stories related by some children who find an old book at the bottom of their grandmother's trunk. Measures 6 x 5 inches. Gift inscription indicating that this book was a school prize given to Charles F. A. Stacey by his teacher for punctual attendance at school. ; 124 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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