167 Ada, Alma Flor/Antonio Martorell, illustrator. Where the Flame Trees Bloom.
New York: Atheneum, 1994, 1st printing; 75 pp. Eleven stories for young readers of Ada's childhood in Cuba. Alma Flor Ada has been a leader in multicultural education and in modern bilingual children's books; her books have been published in the United States, Spain, Mexico, and Peru.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, no flaws in book or jacket; unclipped 14.95. 9717 $15.00
168 Bawden, Nina/Charles Lilly, jacket, illustrator. The Robbers. New York: Lothrop, Lee&Shepard, 1979, 1st printing Am; green cloth backed paper boards, maroon endpapers, all-around full coloured jacket of Darcy and Philip in similar colours; 8vo; 156 pp. Philip comes from a very sheltered life with his grandmother, to an exciting one with his father and new stepmother, and his friendship with Darcy, across the canal, shows him a new world.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, unclipped, 12.95. 14641 $18.00
169 Beatty, Patricia. How Many Miles to Sundown. New York: William Morrow, 1974, 1st printing; 8vo; 220 pp. Nate Graber and Leo Quiney set off looking for Nate's father, but the boys don't realize that the invincible Beeler Quiney, Leo's sister, is following in hot pursuit. Another lively story by Beatty, set in the Wild West.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, jacket has edgewear on spine top; unclipped 5.95. 6200 $14.00
170 Berliner, Franz /Claus Bering, illustrator. The Lake People. New York: G. P. Putnam's, 1973/1970, 1st printing US, nap; translated from the Danish by Lone Thygesen-Blecher; gold cloth boards with pale blue titles, in jacket with two boys watching the German rowing teams advance on their hide-out island; 8vo; 124 pp. The summer adventures of a large welcoming Danish family who live on a lake.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, headbands slightly bumped, tiny spot bottom edge; nice jacket, light rubs to spine ends; unclipped 4.50 18906 $32.00
171 Bosse, Malcolm. Tusk and Stone. Arden, North Carolina: Front Street, 1995, stated 1st printing; red clothbacked grey boards, jacket painting of Arjun riding his elephant, Gandiva, who becomes a carving; 8vo; 244 pp. Arjun searches endlessly for his sister through many lives, experiencing the glory of a warrior, the endurance of a captive, and the power of a stone mason. Set in the religious and cultural milieu of 7th century India.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; (binder glue has resulted in 1/16" pull tear on free front endpaper) no names, unread, pristine, essentially no flaws; unclipped 15.95. 18875 $20.00
172 Boston, L. M. (Lucy M. Boston) /Peter Boston, illustrator. An Enemy at Green Knowe. New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1964, 1st printing Am; yellow cloth boards; in brown jacket w blue vignette of boys, 8vo; 156 pp. An alchemist involves two boys in black magic of the 1600's that may destroy them.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine clipped jacket; no names, very clean and straight, unusually nice, jacket with bright, unfaded colour; half inch light soil on edge of bottom board, otherwise without flaw. 14511 $135.00
173 Boston, L. M. (Lucy M. Boston). Nothing Said. London: Faber&Faber, 1971, 1st printing; green cloth boards in jacket, 98 pp. A child's country visit. "Where humans are rare, other beings make themselves felt more and more, and must be accepted."
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, book clean, straight; in bright jacket, with slight browning across top edge of flaps; unclipped 1 pound. 14227 $45.00
174 Boston, L. M. (Lucy M. Boston) /Peter Boston, illustrator. The River at Green Knowe. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co. 1959, stated 1st printing [Am]; green cloth boards, in yellow green jacket with child in canoe looking through the willows to the river, 8vo; 144 pp. Ida, Oskar, and Ping, left on their own for the holiday, discover the wonderful manor of Green Knowe and canoe among the river islands to magic.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, book is without flaw; in clipped dw with scuffs at spine ends and corners 1/16", tiny nick on folds, even soil to white back. 14697 $115.00
175 Boston, L. M. (Lucy M. Boston) /Peter Boston, illustrator. The Stones of Green Knowe. New York: Atheneum, 1976, stated 1st printing US; maroon cloth, brown endpapers, in brown jacket with Roger looking through stable door, 8vo; 118 pp. As Roger, a boy of Saxon and Norman heritage, watches the new stone manor house being built to replace their old wooden Saxon Hall, ancient Stone magic allows him to travel backward and foreword through time.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, both book and jacket are bumped on bottom back margin, about 1/4", more felt than seen, otherwise as new; unclipped 5.95. 14512 $115.00
SOLD 176 Brink, Carol Ryrie/Sheila Greenwald, illustrator. The Pink Motel. Macmillan, (1959), Weekly Reader Book Club,
SOLD 177 Brown, Pamela/Nathan Mayer, frontis, illustrator. The Other Side of the Street. Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1965, 1st printing US;
178 Buehr, Walter/WB, illustrator. Automobiles Past and Present. New York: William Morrow, 1st printing, 1968. Reinforced binding; 94 pp. One of Buehr's carefully illustrated nonfiction books.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, front board pushed back a little, in clean white dw w 1/2" tear. 7589 $15.00
179 Burgess, Thornton W/Carl and Mary Hauge, illustrator. Bedtime Stories: the fascinating adventures of animals large and small. New York: Grosset&Dunlap, (1959); 2.95 in endpaper code; cloth full colour illustrated boards with wild animals observing boy, endpapers show animals at sunrise; 8.75x12.25"; 105 pp. Twenty stories taken from the Burgess Bedtime Stories, about 5 pages each.
CONDITION: Near Fine; no names, very minor rubbing to extrems; no other flaws. 14384 $40.00
180 Capek, Josef /JC, illustrator. Harum Scarum. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, nd. 1975?/1963 Methuen/1959 Czech. Small 8vo. Cheerful aqua, gold, and brick-red animals and children dance through this book. Pus and Pup, the cat and dog heroes of these comic stories, go from one misadventure to another.
CONDITION: Very Good in clipped Near Fine jacket; owner inscription 10838 $10.00
181 Carlson, Natalie Savage/Rita Fava, illustrator. Sashes Red and Blue. New York: Harper, (1956); 107 pp. Family stories told to children at the LeBlanc summer picnic to remind them of their ancestors in French Canada. A collection of nine stories by the author of The Talking Cat, a book of Canadian folk stories.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, sl rubs bottom corners in dw with sl top edge wear near spine; unclipped 2.50. 11081 $18.00
SOLD 182 Carroll, Lewis. (Michelle Wiggins illus) /Michelle Wiggins, illustrator. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland... (2 vols)
183 Chew, Ruth/RC, illustrator. No Such Thing as a Witch. Hastings House, Scholastic reprint, 1980/1971; 112 pp. When Maggie Brown, the new neighbor from upstairs, first gave a squirrel a little newspaper, Nora and her brother were sure she was a witch. Another of Chew's funny and easy to read stories, which are still loved today.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, nice book in rubbed clipped dw. 13410 $28.00
184 Clarke, Marjorie/Irene Maher, illustrator. Sawdust and Spangles. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1959, 1st printing; green cloth boards with green patterned endpapers, in green and pink jacket with clown in big tent and children; 8vo; 218 pp. Children sent to spend the summer with their aunt are delighted to find that she is a dog trainer in a small travelling circus. An interesting and realistic glimpse of life in a Western Australian circus of 50 years ago; strong characters.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, absolutely no flaws at all to either book or jacket; unclipped 17s. 6 p. 14609 $40.00
185 Coatsworth, Elizabeth/Beatrice Loewenstein, illustrator. Bess and the Sphinx. New York: Macmillan, 1967, stated 1st printing; 85 pp. "Who would have guessed that within this small, solid, rather wistful form there burned a passion for travel, for the quality of places and peoples,."Coatsworth, a very little girl in 1899, travels in Egypt with her family. Includes Bess/EC's poems.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; clean straight book with nice bookplate under front flap; in jacket with rubbed flap creases, faded spine with nick and end wear, two half inch closed tears; unclipped 3.75. 18891 $20.00
186 Crossley-Holland, Kevin/Margaret Gordon, illustrator. The Callow Pit Coffer. London: Macmillan, 1968, 1st printing. White paper pictorial binding, 7.5x8.8 inches; c 42 pp. Dark, eerie pictures illustrate this long forgotten folktale about how two brothers in the reign of King Stephen tried, for the good of the village, to hunt down an ancient coffer of gold from the bottom of Callow Pit.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, erasure front endpaper corner, in clean white dw with two half inch tears and 1x0.5 chip from back. 12476 $8.00
187 Cunningham, Julia. Flight of the Sparrow. Pantheon, 1980, 1st printing, 8vo. Poignant story of the survival of a Paris street child in the French countryside.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, in jacket w some edgewear to extremities; unclipped 6.95. 12054 $10.00
188 Curry, Jane Louise/Gareth Floyd, jacket, illustrator. The Sleepers. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World; 1968 stated first; grey cloth boards with red endpapers, in red jacket with drawing of children observing sleeping warriors, 8vo; 255 pp. Children on an archaeological dig find an beautiful bell and decipher its message. They have discovered the cave where King Arthur sleeps, awaiting England's call.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good Jacket; no names, first two pages bumped, tiny bumps to extrems; in jacket rubbed on corners and creases with small chips on extremities; unclipped 4.50. 14570 $18.00
189 Dick, Trella Lamson/George Mocniak, cover illustration. Bridger's Boy. Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1965, 1st, (number line); tan cloth boards, in jacket with painting of Dan behind hide painting; 8vo; 180 pp. On his way to join his uncle in the gold fields, Dan spends time at Fort Bridger and meets the meets the famous mountain man, Jim Bridger. Set in the Rocky Mountain area at the time of the Gold Rush.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, clean and straight with just a little rubbing to extremities; in jacket with darkening edges and spine, lightly edgeworn all around, but especially along top for 1/4 inch; small chip; unclipped 2.95. 19095 $18.00
190 Dickinson, Peter/Tudor Humphries, jacket, illustrator. Tulku. London: Victor Gollancz, 1979, 1st printing, sd; blue paper boards with all around illustrated jacket, small 8vo; 286 pp. A grand adventure, beginning on the Chinese border as Theodore and Mrs. Jones escape to the East, moving deep into the religious culture of Tibet.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, as new, but circular impression on front board and on dw (hard to spot), in dw w tiny nick, medal; unclipped 4.50. 14516 $17.00
191 Ellin, E. M/E. Sutherland, illustrator. The Greenstone Axe. Auckland, New Zealand: Stockton House, 1975, 1st printing; gold paper binding, thick paper, grey jacket with portrait of Maori warrior; 8vo; 145 pp. The three Archer children are left on their own on the ranch in the Northland of New Zealand. While looking for wild honey, they find a greenstone axe, that ultimately involves them in a war between two rival Maori tribes. Set in the 1850's.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, appears unread but both book and jacket are bumped at spine ends and top corners. 18910 $62.00
192 England, Clarice/Lynley Dodd, illustrator. Druscilla. Auckland, New Zealand: Hodder and Stoughton, 1980, 1st printing; gold paper boards, coloured full page illustrations, in green jacket with portrait of a little girl surrounded by a wreath of flowers, small 8vo; 91 pp. Druscilla lived in a village in Taranaki, New Zealand during the late 1800's. Her days blended settled English customs and an exciting new life. From stories told to the author by her elder sister, illustrated with bright period watercolours.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no name, as new and unread in jacket with tiny rubs to extrems, 1" closed tear, and small tape stain. 18909 $25.00
193 Farmer, Penelope/Laszlo Acs, illustrator. Emma in Winter. London: Chatto&Windus, 1966, 1st printing sd; grey-green boards with matching jacket of Emma sledding on the downs, 8vo; 160 pp; sequel to The Summer Birds. Charlotte has gone off to school, and Emma is appointed head girl with the even more inept Bobby Frumpkins, head boy, as her only secure ally. By day she tries to avoid him, but by night they share the powerful dream of their summer flying.
CONDITION: Very Good in Near Fine jacket; attractive small owner plate on front endpaper&identical light stamp on verso, two short lines top edge, bottom front corner sl bumped, in immaculate white jacket w light crease at bump, ow perfect, unclipped 15s. 14616 $52.00
194 Fenton, Edward/Dimitris Davis, illustrator. An Island for a Pelican. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963, 1st printing; 8vo; 60 pp. A comic pelican war story based on an actual bird from the island of Mykonos. Warm sepia ink and wash drawings throughout the book.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; owner inscription; browning spot on front endpaper, in colourful clipped dw with three 1.5" tears and sl wear to foot of spine. 5665 $8.00
195 Finlay, Winifred/Victor Ambrus, illustrator. Folk Tales From the North. New York: Franklin Watts, 1969/1968, 1st printing US; grey cloth boards, in jacket with the old witch and her elf victim, 8vo; 127 pp. Scottish or English folk-tales from the author's home region. Jip and the Witch of Walgrave, Moorachug and Mennachug; The Princess who wanted to play with the Stars; The White Pet; Childe Rowland and the King of Elfland; Peregrine and the Redman of Rockingham Forest; The Laidley Worm of Spindlestone Heugh; the Ji-jaller Bag; Yound Pollard and the Brawn of Bishop Auckland; Mary-Ann and the Cauld Lad of Hylton; The Well of the Word's End; Jonas and the Boggart of Brixworth.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, clean tight book with faded top edge; jacket has some edge creasing, one inch wrinkled tear on back; unclipped 3.50. 18809 $8.00
196 Franzen, Nils-Olof/Quentin Blake, illustrator. Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves. New York: Delacorte Press, a Seymour Lawrence Book; 1967/1959, stated 1st printing US; translated from the Swedish by Evelyn Ramsden; red cloth boards, yellow jacket with AS and diamond; 8vo; 112 pp. "Sweden's answer to Sherlock Holmes," or Poirot? "His mind was always amazingly keen. Now, as he used it, his little body became tensed to the uttermost, his right forefinger slowly stroking his mustache."
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, as new book with no flaws, in nice jacket with faded spine, very bright and clean front and back, unclipped 3.50. 19185 $40.00
197 Gallico, Paul/Dulac, illustrator. The Day Jean-Pierre was Pignapped. Garden City, NY: Doubleday&Company, 1964 stated 1st printing US; red cloth boards, endpapers with Jean-Pierre writing away, turquoise jacket with empty cage and weeping Jean-Pierre, J-P writing on front endpapers, dreaming of vegetables on rear endpapers; tall 8vo;44 pp. Despite the efforts of all the family and the police, Jean-Pierre cannot be found, so J-P must take matters into his own hands.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus clipped jacket (NF/VG+); no names, tight, straight, tiny pale spot top edge otherwise very nice; in crisp jacket a little darkened in margins, spine ends rubbed, 1/4" tear. 18902 $75.00
198 Gardam, Jane/Anthony Browne, jacket, illustrator. A Few Fair Days. New York: Greenwillow, 1987/1971, 1st printing US; 8vo; 120 pp. The first published book of a fine writer, stories of things that happened at the big old house by the shore.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, print quality on title is faint; unclipped 11.95. 14556 $10.00
199 Garfield, Leon, with David Proctor, consultant/Anthony Maitland, illustrator. Child O'War; the true story of a boy sailor in Nelson's navy. London: Collins, 1972, 1st printing; 8vo; 127 pp Sir John Lee, Nelson's youngest midshipman and "an experiment in history", joined the Royal Navy at the age of six. The true story of a little boy in Nelson's navy, illustrated with old paintings and diagrams.
CONDITION: Very Good in Fine jacket. tiny owner initials front endpaper, attractive owner stamp verso, shadow from old protector on free front endpaper, soiled top edge; in nice jacket unclipped 1.25 pounds. 14614 $8.00
200 Garner, Alan. The Moon of Gomrath. New York and Cleveland: Collins, 1979/1963; white boards with blue cloth spine, map endpapers, ivory dustjacket with pale rider and horse against the moon, 8vo; 160 pp. A publisher's file copy, with "Marketing Department, Children's Books, The Putnam Publishing Group" and address stamped in red on free front endpaper. Garner's second book, strong in plot and action.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, clean, tight, appears unread, w stamp see above; in darkening ivory dw, especially along edges and on cloth margin on back; clipped with publisher's $7.95 label on flap. 18824 $35.00
SOLD 201 Godden, Rumer/Jean Primrose, illustrator. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. New York: Viking, 1964/1961, 3rd
202 Grahame, Kenneth/John Burningham, illustrator. The Wind in the Willows. New York: Viking, 1983, 1st US printing with this artist. The full text with illustrations, including 10 colour plates. Endearing and funny depictions of animal life by someone who understands messing about with boats on the river.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 15.75 14597 $26.00
203 Grattan, Madeleine/William Pené du Bois, illustrator. Jexium Island. New York: Viking, 1957, 1st printing; translated from the French by Peter Grattan; b/w title page, and chapter designs by artist; black jacket with boy breaking out of white crate with red rockets,; 8vo; 184 pp. Drawn from memories of a childhood near the banks of the Garonne and inspired by tales of the Resistance. The heroes crack a ring of kidnappers who capture children to work on a North Atlantic island of jexium deposits. An uneven but memorable book.
CONDITION: Near Fine with Very Good Plus jacket; no names, nice book, jacket with slight rubs to extremities; unclipped 2.75. 18881 $80.00
204 Grice, Frederick/Joan Kiddel-Monroe, illustrator. The Moving Finger. London: Oxford University Press, 1962, 1st; purple cloth boards, in jacket with expedition following the guide into a painted cave; 8vo; 165 pp. Disaster and success on an archaeological expedition to the Sahara, with a glossary of Tuareg words. Very Good Plus in Near Fine jacket (VG+/NF); no names, slight foxing topedge, one corner bumped; in nice jacket; unclipped12/6. 5540 $18.00
205 Guillot, Rene/Jacques Fromont, illus; Bob Toben, jacket, illustrator. The Champion of Olympia. Chicago: Reilly and Lee, 1968/1965, 1st printing Am; translated from the French by Anne Carter; red cloth boards, with full colour jacket of chariot rider, 8vo; 173 pp. Donar's pride in his royal Gallatian heritage kept him struggling against enslavement in Corinth, whence he had come through a shipwreck. He fled to the hills, then, by chance became a chariot driver. Adventure!
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, no other flaws, unread, unclipped 3.95. 14673 $32.00
206 Halter, Toni/Charles Front, jacket, illustrator. The High Meadows. London: Oxford University Press, 1980/1980 1st printing UK ("Caumsura" 1967); translated from the Romansh by Anna Lee-Samos; blue paper boards, in jacket with boy and man against mountain landscape; 8vo; 215 pp. Stricken with asthma, Marco Curdin travels from Zurich to the Southeastern region of the Swiss canton of Grisons, a Romansch speaking area near Italy. On the mountain farm, his dreams of becoming a train engineer gradually change. An interesting view of a European culture which remains traditional.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, a nice copy in jacket rubbed on back; unclipped 4.5 pounds. 14621 $8.00
207 Harnett, Cynthia/Gareth Floyd, illustrator. The Writing on the Hearth. Viking, 1973/1971, 1st printing Am; full colour pictorial cloth binding; 8vo; 318 p. In 15th century England, a boy's aspirations to Oxford run afoul of black magic.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, unread book in foxed jacket with rubbed creases, pull tears, and holes along spine; unclipped 6.95. 18871 $22.00
208 Havrevold, Finn/Cathy Babcock Curry, illustrator. Undertow (Han Var Min Venn). Atheneum, 1968, 1st printing; 8vo; 186 pp. Jorn arrives to spend a carefree summer with Ulf, only to find that his parents are not there and that Ulf expects him to take a long cruise on a sailboat. Young Adult.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 4.25. 12171 $18.00
209 Hegarty, Reginald B/Wallace Tripp, illustrator. The Rope's End. New York: Houghton Mifflin, (1965), 2nd; 8vo; 133 pp. Mr. Hegarty's personal recollections of sailing on his father's whaler.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, in clipped dw with very light edgewear all around. 12250 $24.00
210 Henry, Marguerite/Wesley Dennis, illustrator. Cinnabar, the One O'Clock Fox. Rand McNally, 1956/1956, "A", 1st printing; red cloth boards with fox face, full coloured pictorial endpapers showing musical foxes in den, 7.25x10.6, dustjacket with fox face staring out;155 pp. Drawn from an historical incident; the One O'Clock fox lives within the territory of George Washington's hunt and loves to engage in the chase. Henry imagines a family for Cinnabar as well, with children and a wife as merry as their father.
CONDITION: Near Fine with Very Good jacket, no names, jacket with very light edgewear about all around about 1/16"; unclipped 2.95. 14579 $120.00
211 Henry, Marguerite/Robert Longheed, illustrator. Mustang, Wild Spirit of the West. Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1966/1966,
212 Howard, Ellen. Edith Herself. New York: Atheneum, 1987, 1st printing. Blue cloth, 8vo; 131 pp. A little girl who has gone to live with her married sister, comes to terms with her mother's death and her unexplained "fits" as does the family around her. A sensitive, truthful story, more historical fiction than "problem novel."
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, lower corners turned on three pages, in jacket with , 1" tear dw rear; unclipped 12.95 8119 $36.00
213 Hunter, Mollie/Drake Brookshaw, illustrator. Hi Johnny. London: Evans, 1963, 1st printing; small 8vo; 160 pp. Set in Lowland Scotland in 1540, the story concerns a strange and cheerful peddler, a gaberlunzie, who was attacked by robbers and had a series of adventures. Mollie Hunter's second book.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, in deeply price clipped jacket with rubbing and light edgewear. 11557 $28.00
214 Jansson, Tove/TJ, illustrator. Moominsummer Madness. New York: Henry Z. Walck, 1961/1955 Benn, 1st printing Am. nap; red cloth boards in red jacket with Moomintroll and the Snork Maiden with flowers; 8vo; 163 pp. "The Moomin family keeps finding itself swept into marvelous adventures and extraordinary encounters, all of which it faces with characteristic imperturbability."
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, clean, in crisp, clipped jacket with lightly faded spine, and light soil to back, a little rumpled spot on back and on Snork Maiden, very light edgewear, no chips or loss of paper. 18828 $65.00
215 Jarrell, Randall/Maurice Sendak, illustrator. Fly By NIght. New York: Farrar, Straus,&Giroux, 1976/1969, 1st printing thus with Sendak illustrations. Written just before Jarrell's death, this book is the third Sendak/Jarrell collaboration. David can fly at night, although he forgets about his journeys during the day. New York Times Best Illustrated.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine; no names, book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 5.95. 19090 $10.00
216 Johnson, Elinor/Arvis L. Stewart, illustrator. The Plant Hunters. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1969, 1st printing; map endpapers; 8vo; 107 pp. An interesting fictionalized science book about a family who sets off on a cross country journey to find wild plants.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, in dw w front flap clipped all across. 12254 $20.00
217 Jones, Diana Wynne/David Montiel, jacket, illustrator. Archer's Goon. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1984, std 1st printing; brown backed tan paper boards, grey endpapers; tall 8vo; 241 pp. Howard Sykes came home from school to find the Goon sitting in the kitchen, waiting for the Words. Soon his family is caught up in a struggle of wizards. Hard to find in this condition.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, 2" long binder's glue bead on rear endpaper edge, in jacket with sticker pull tear, unclipped 10.50. 14554 $90.00
218 Jones, Diana Wynne. The Lives of Christopher Chant. New York: Greenwillow, 1988, 1st printing Am; maroon cloth backed blue boards with maroon endpapers, jacket with "magic" boy superimposed on boy climbing cliff; tall 8vo; 230 pp. Christopher Chant discovers that he can bring back things from his powerful dreams. The boyhood of Chrestomanci, the magician of Charmed Life, Witch Week and Magicians. A wonderful blend of adventure, humour, and fantasy.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket; no names, light bump to spine bottom; otherwise as new; unclipped 11.95. 14628 $18.00
219 Kalashnikoff, Nicholas/Feodor Rojankovsky, illustrator. My Friend Yakub. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953, 1st. A.; orange cloth boards, in yellow jacket with bright village scene; 8vo; 249 pp.
The author recalls a Siberian village, Yakub the Tartar storyteller, and a gypsy horse.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, tight and crisp, spine ends bumped and slightly faded, endpapers darkening; in bright jacket with soil on yellow back and a little wear to spine ends (1/16"); unclipped 2.75. 5252 $35.00
220 Keele, Luqman and Daniel Pinkwater/DP, illustrator. Java Jack. Crowell, 1980, 1st printing; 8vo; 152 pp. Jack's wild search across the Java sea, for his parents.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, nice book with shadow from Library edition band on jacket. 14593 $28.00
221 Kelly, Marty/June Goldsborough, illustrator. Green-Up, the Story of a Buffalo. American Heritage, (1971); 61 pp. The crippled buffalo, travels the Great Plains at a time when the coming of the white settlers is bringing change. Her courage in spite of pain is respectfully described. SIGNED and warmly inscribed by the author.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket (VG+/VG+) no names, unclipped 3.95. 12185 $25.00
222 Kendall, Carol. The Firelings. New York: Atheneum, 1982, 1st printing US; 8vo; 252 pp. The Firelings have learned not to question their lives, which are ruled by ancient laws and the rumbling volcano on which their village is built. When another eruption threatens, children take action.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, without flaw in book or jacket, unclipped 10.95 9861 $45.00
223 Killilea, Marie/Lauren Ford, illustrator. Treasure on the Hill. New York: Dodd, Mead,&Company, 1960, 1st printing, sd.; light blue cloth boards with stamped gilt illustration; in blue jacket with family, 8vo; 155 pp. A story of Jesus' childhood. Of interest for the graceful b/w Lauren Ford illustrations.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, clean and straight, jacket yellowing espec. on spine, very light top edgewear to 1/16"; unclipped 3.50. 14631 $80.00
224 Lampman, Evelyn Sibley/Hubert Buel, illustrator. The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek. New York: Doubleday,(1955); Junior Literary Guild Book Club Edition, blue, yellow, white, and grey jacket illustration of George and the Brown children; 8vo; 220 pp. Exploring the desert around their home, Jean and Judy find an amiable stegosaurus. George helps them save their family ranch and tries his best in all things, given his pea-sized brain.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; small name on endpaper, spine ends lightly bumped, in bright jacket with edgewear all around to 14"; half inch wrinkled tear affecting title. 18894 $30.00
225 Lavolle, L. N/J. Daynié, illustrator. The Lost Lake (L'Etang Perdu). London, Toronto, New York: Abelard Schuman, 1961/1959; translated from the French by Hugh Shelly; 8vo; 159 pp. Noelle and Sylvain loved to explore the wild region of the Landes. When the region was in danger of being spoiled, they helped the traditional Master of the Landes to prove his authority. Beautiful setting, rough translation.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine clipped jacket (NF/NF); no names, in nice condition. 12451 $45.00
226 Lenski, Lois/LL, illustrator. Christmas Stories. New York: Lippincott, (1968), 10th printing; pictorial cloth cover red with little bright figures on blue ground, in jacket identical to boards; ; 7.7x9.7; 152 pp. A collection of nine Christmas stories from Lois Lenski's books with their illustrations, also two new stories, and a Christmas nativity play called the Visit of the Shepherds, narrated by a modern boy and girl.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket (F/VG+); no name, clean and straight, unread, in jacket with faded spine, half in tear, very slight curl on bottom; unclipped 8.95 18896 $25.00
227 Lynch, Patricia. Brogeen and the Princess of Sheen London: Burke, 1955, 1st printing; green boards, 8vo; 160 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; edges dusty, spine sl faded, otherwise nice. 18900 $25.00
228 Mahy, Margaret/Margaret Chamberlain, illustrator.The Pirates' Mixed-up Voyage, Dark Doings in the Thousand Islands. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993/1983, 1st printing US; dark blue boards, all-around illustrated jacket of pirates and parrot crammed into a little rowboat; 8vo; 180 pp. "Take a floating teashop-ship, staffed by would-be pirates, a wicked professor, and a parrot named Toothpick..." Another Mahy pirate tale!
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, as new, unread, with a slight squeak, in jacket with very minor edge rubbing and a half inch tear; unclipped 13.99. 18811 $40.00
229 Mayne, William/Krystyna Turska, illustrator. A Year and a Day. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976, 1st printing; dark blue boards, in jacket with wrap-around painting of Sarah and Rebecca looking out over their Cornish village by the sea; 6.75x9.3 inches; 96 pp. No one understood the abandoned little boy except an old witch, "That, my dears, is a fairy child.. He's here a year and a day and he'll be here no more."
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names; unclipped 2.75 pounds. 19124 $35.00
230 Mayne, William. Choristers' Cake. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (1956); brick coloured cloth boards, in jacket with full colour illustration of Sandy in the cloister, 8vo; 160 pp. Mayne's second book, based on his experiences as a school boy. Sandy changes his rebellious nature and becomes a chorister.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; owner name, tape stains on boards in edgeworn jacket soiled along edges with tiny pull tear; unclipped 3.00 14659 $95.00
231 Mayne, William/Margery Gill, illustrator. Sand. New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1965/1964, 1st printing Am; orange boards with black stamped fossilized crocodile, in jacket with yellow and brown illustrated drawing of boys and railway; 8vo; 206 pp. Boys become wrapped up in excavating the world's smallest railway, which runs out on their North Sea beach, in the process uncovering a rare fossil. Vivid dialogue, sandy descriptions, and a tangible adventure make this one of our favourite Maynes.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; no names, 14578 $30.00
232 Mayne, William/Victor Ambrus, illustrator. The Changeling. London: Oxford University Press, 1961, 1st printing; green boards in jacket with children, wood and tools by Shirley Hughes; 8vo; 153 pp. The children bring together an inventor great-uncle, an overgrown summerhouse, and an independent old woman who calls herself a changeling because she has no memory of her youth.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; no names, top edge a bit dusty, otherwise book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 10/6. 19103 $50.00
233 Mayne, William/Janet Duchesne, illustrator. The Glass Ball. New York: E. P. Dutton&Co., Inc., 1962/1961, 1st printing US; blue cloth boards with full colour pictorial front of boys chasing the ball down a steep village street, in jacket identical to boards; 7.5x10.25 inches; 65 pp. Niko and Max find a glass ball with a life of its own, and race along beside the float as it rolls from the monastery roof, down the steep hillside, to the sea. Set in a sunny village in the Greek isles; well illustrated with the ball's adventures.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, spine ends bumped, coffee splatters on bottom edge; in crisp, clean jacket with rubs and one small tear at corners; unclipped 2.95. 14661 $15.00
234 Mayne, William/Krystyna Turska, jacket, illustrator. The Hill Road (Over the Hills and Far Away) New York: E. P. Dutton&Sons, Inc., 1969/1968; lavender cloth boards with stamped picture of Sara riding, identical full colour picture in all-around illustrated jacket, 8vo; 144 pp. An early British girl finds a magic stone, and avoids her people's peril by passing the stone on to a modern girl so that they change places in time. Much is left unsaid here, but the portrait of the loyal servant "Bayhead" is wonderful.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, nice book in jacket with very slight spine end wear; unclipped 3.75. 14652 $30.00
235 Mayne, William/Margery Gill. The Last Bus. London: Hamish Hamilton, Antelope Books, 1962, 1st printing; pictorial cloth binding with children running through pasture, list of Look Books on back, in jacket identical to boards; small 8vo, 95 pp. One of an excellent series of books for young readers by famous authors.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; no names, very tight, clean and straight, top edge foxed; in jacket with no flaws; unclipped 6/6. 19104 $32.00
236 Mayne, William/Janet Rawlins, illustrator. While the Bells Ring. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1979, 1st printing; dark blue boards, in jacket with wrap-around painting of Bram and his dog walking though a snowy Yorkshire Dales landscape; 6.75x9.3 inches; 96 pp. Jane Ann contends with the feud between her father and her fiance's family. Vivid setting.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, and clean, top edge lightly foxed; in darkening jacket with slightly faded spine, a bit foxed on the inside, with long light crease on the back, no other flaws; 4.50 pounds. 19125 $12.00
237 Pearce, Philippa/Charlotte Voake, illustrator. The Way to Sattin Shore. Harmondsworth: Kestrel Books, 1983, 1st; ivory boards with jacket with all around painting of Kate on the shore; 8vo; 191 pp. Kate struggles with the mystery of her father's death, perhaps in a drowning on Sattin Shore, Both a mystery and a well-written story of family life, and of her cat Syrup.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; no names, top edge a bit dusty, otherwise book and jacket are without flaw, unclipped 5.95 pounds, Fine first edition promotional review wrapper laid in. 19106 $32.00
238 Peck, Richard/Steve Cieslawski, jacket illustrator. A Year Down Yonder. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000, 1st printing, (nl); black backed lavender paper boards, cream endpapers, in Newbery Medal winner. SIGNED and DATED by author. 19108
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, book, jacket without flaw, unopened, no medal on jacket. $50.00
239 Peyton, K. M/Victor Ambrus. The Plan for Birdsmarsh. Cleveland: World, 1966, 1st US; publisher's white reinforced pictorial cloth with ship at sea, red top edge, in jacket identical to boards; 8vo, 239 pp. Plans for an expensive marina threaten the beautiful coastal village in which Paul has grown up, and soon the situation becomes dangerous.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket (F/VG+); no names, book is without flaw, clipped jacket slightly darkened, all else fine. 19111 $18.00
240 Prochazkova, Iva. The Season of Secret Wishes. Lothrop, 1989, 1st printing US; 8vo; 213 pp. The life of a contented modern girl in an ordinary professional family. Yet the book is set in Prague and the joys of living in a beautiful ancient city as well as the frustrations of coping with censorship form an unusual backdrop. Czech author.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; as new; no names, no other flaws, unclipped 12.95. 10386 $8.00
241 Richter, Conrad/Danska, Herbert, illustrator. Over the Blue Mountain. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1967, 1st printing, nap; tan cloth backed blue paper boards w silver gilt hex sign, wraparound fully illustrated jacket by Danska with watercolour of the valley village in sun and rain, tan endpapers, 6.7x9.2"; 83 pp. Abie and Henner set out to watch the legendary Mary as she crosses over the mountain and brings the rain. Author's first book for children, a reminiscence of Pennsylvania Dutch life of some years ago. Many striking pen and wash illustrations.
CONDITION: Very Good with Very Good jacket; no names, very clean, extremities and pages are slightly bumped at the bottom corner; in jacket with very slightly rubbed corners and front faded where another smaller book has been left on top of it; unclipped 3.75. 16688 $20.00
242 Russell, Solveig Paulson/Imero Gobbato, illustrator. The Mushmen. New York: Dodd, Mead&Company, (1968); full colour illustrated front board of mushmen bringing furnishings to their Headquarters under an oak tree, 6.75x8.6", identical jacket design; 95 pp. A delight for its ink drawings on almost every page of the busy little Mushmen enjoying the plants and wildlife of the Above ground world. 13888
CONDITION: Fine in Near Fine jacket; no names, clipped dw w tiny rubs. $25.00
243 Sinn, Anneliese/AS, illustrator. Gauto and the Snow-capped Mountain. New York: Exposition Press, 1960, stated First Edition, (1st printing); red cloth stamped with a desert and mountain landscape, in red jacket with ink drawing of Gauto trudging through the desert toward a smiling mountain and a photograph of the author/artist on the back; 5.13x8.25", 39 pp. A little Mexican boy hopes to gather cool snow from the high mountain for his ill sister, but there Quetzacoatl guides him to the wisdom of the mission below. A little classic, hard to find, by an author only briefly connected with Mexico; with very nice inked sketches facing each page. SIGNED by the author.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, book is in lovely, crisp condition with just a little fading to top edges of boards; slight edgewear to unclipped jacket and stain under round price sticker; unclipped 2.00. 7953 $110.00
SOLD 244 Slobodkin, Louis/LS, illustrator. Round Trip Space Ship. New York: Macmillan, 1968, 1st printing.
245 Sommerfelt, Aimee /Ulf Aas, illustrator. The Road to Agra. New York: Criterion, Weekly Reader Book Club, 1961; 8vo; 191 pp. In India, a peasant boy lovingly accompanies his blind sister on the road to a hospital far away. One of the children's authors, like Haugaard, who can write about moral concerns without preaching.
CONDITION: Near Fine; no names, bright boards, darkening paper. 14567 $10.00
246 Streatfeild, Noel/Margery Gill, illustrator. Apple Bough (Traveling Shoes.) London: Collins, St. James Place, 1962, 1st printing; dark blue boards, drawings in text, in jacket with children in a country meadow, ad for New Town on the back; 8vo; 256 pp. Tired of trailing around the world after their concert violinist brother, the younger children devise "Operation Home" to Apple Bough, the comforting world of England.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, corners bumped, 1/4" slant, endpapers and pages clean and unwrinkled; in jacket with 1/4" pull tear on front, rubs to extrems, 3 half inch tears, crease on flap, no loss of paper; unclipped 12.6 18917 $52.00
247 Streatfeild, Noel/Richard Floethe, illustrator. Circus Shoes. New York: Random House, 1939/1938, stated 1st printing (US); pictorial cloth boards with abstract Floethe circus scene in grey, red, and black, 8vo; 401 pp. Peter and Santa run away to join an unsuspecting uncle in Cob's Circus.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in without jacket; 1940 pencilled owner inscription, spine ends and bottom corners a bit bumped, two thin 1" stains on back, opens freely; endpapers darkening, 1/4" tips of first few pages lightly bumped, otherwise pages very nice and clean. 18888 $125.00
248 Sutcliff, Rosemary/Charles Keeping, illustrator. The Mark of the Horse Lord. London: Oxford University Press 1967/1965; 8vo; 245 pp. Set in Northern Britain during conflicts between Scots or Dalriad from Northern Ireland and the original inhabitants. Phaedrus, a freed gladiator, agrees to impersonate the Dalriad Lord of the Horse People and to carry out a journey of vengeance.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Near Fine jacket; stray owner's pencil mark bottom edge, clipped but OUP tag 3.95. 14581 $16.00
249 Sutton-Smith, Brian. Smitty Does a Bunk. Wellington, NZ: Price Wilburn&Co, Ltd.; 1961, 1st printing pub; green paper boards, in teal and orange jacket with Smitty running, 8vo; 146 pp. After a disastrous term, the two week holiday stretched before Smitty and his friends.. more lively mischief! Follows the beloved Our Street, stories of child life in New Zealand.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, foxing on rear fixed endpaper, in jacket with wear to extrems, faded spine, half inch crease tear. 18806 $45.00
250 Symons, Geraldine/Alexy Pendle, illustrator. Miss Rivers and Miss Bridges. New York: Macmillan, 1971/1971, 1st printing US, nl; gold cloth boards with gold and red jacket with picture of Pansy and Atlanta; 8vo; 190 pp. During their London holiday, the two girls transform themselves into the matronly Suffragettes, Miss Rivers and Miss Bridges. Full of hilarious adventures, as Atlanta's clever plots and Pansy's sweetness see them through.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, some wear along bottom edges, in jacket with faded spine, slight wear to spine ends and corners, 3 tears to 3/4"; unclipped 4.95. 18882 $15.00
251 Treece, Henry/Charles Keeping, illustrator. Swords from the North. (The Northern Brothers). New York: Pantheon, 1967/1966, 1st US printing; green cloth pictorial boards with blue shield; in green jacket with warriors; 8vo; 140 pp. An older child's story of Harald Hardrada during his time at Byzantium (or Constantinople or Miklagard) between the years 1034 - 1044, built on the framework of the Icelandic Snorri Sturluson's saga of the Norse kings.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, spine ends bumped, dusty top edge, red letter (remainder?) on endpaper and stamp residue otherwise tight and clean in jacket with faded spine, slight wear to spine ends and 3/8 inch tear; unclipped 3.95. 19110 $18.00
252 Uchida, Yoshiko/Donald Carrick, illustrator. Journey to Topaz. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971, 1st printing A; orange black cloth-backed boards, dark green endpapers, in orange and tan jacket with barbed wire enclosure; 8vo; 149 pp. The experiences of an 11-year old Japanese girl in the Topaz, Utah internment camp; based on the author's memories. SIGNED by author.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus clipped jacket; no names, clean, tight book in jacket with light top edge creasing to 1/8". 18836 $32.00
253 Ullman, James Ramsay/Peter Burchard, jacket and endpapers, illustrator. Banner in the Sky. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1954, std 1st printing; grey cloth with red titles, mountain landscape endpapers, in full coloured jacket with climbers, and author himself climbing on back, 8vo; 252 pp. Rudi is determined to climb to the top of the mountain on which his father, a famous mountaineer, was killed. Ullman draws from his own experience and from accounts of the ascent of the Matterhorn.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; in jacket with corner chips, rubs on spine creases, wear for top 1/4" of spine; unclipped 2.75. 14587 $45.00
254 Vipont, Elfrida. The Pavilion. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1970, stated 1st printing (US); grey cloth, in jacket with a colorful painting of the Haverard children and their cousins looking around the pavilion; 8vo; 218 pp. How the Haverard family becomes aware of the beauty of the old music pavilion nearby, and tries to save it from developers.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no owner names, a nice book in a jacket with tiny rubs to one corner, very small rubs to front, half inch label pull tear on back which blends into painting; unclipped 4.95. 18878 $75.00
255 Walsh, Jill Paton (Paton-Walsh, Jill)/Chris Molan, jacket, illustrator. A Parcel of Patterns. New York: Farrar, Straus&Giroux, 1983, 1st printing Am; white cloth boards, in full colour all-around jacket with picture of 17th c girl against tree; 8vo; 137 pp. Plague was brought up from London to the small village of Eyam in an innocent looking parcel. An engrossing chronicle of the progress of the infection and the reactions of the villagers, written by a young girl, Mall Percival.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, no flaws, review slip laid in; unclipped 10.95. 14544 $42.00
256 Wibberley, Leonard/Richard Bennett, illustrator. The Hands of Cormac Joyce. New York: Putnam's, 1960, 1st printing. An Irish lad shows he has hands strong enough to row a boat on a rescue mission.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, unclipped 2.95. 3809 $12.00
257 Williams, Ursula Moray/UMW, illustrator. The Secrets of the Wood. George C. Harrap, 1955, 1st printing; small 8vo;127 pp. A book for younger readers about two boys who defend their bird woods. An appealing format, small and bright. 5727
CONDITION: Very Good Plus with Near Fine jacket; no names, sl bump to spine foot; unclipped 6/6. $55.00
258 Wrightson, Patricia. Journey Behind the Wind. McElderry, 1981, 1st printing Am; 156 pp. Wirrun, a young Australian Aboriginal, is called on again by Ko-in, the ancient spirit hero. The conclusion to Wirrun's saga begun in The Ice Is Coming and continued in The Dark Bright Water. A powerful blend of traditional myth and high fantasy. Briefly INSCRIBED by author.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, no other flaws. 11838 $45.00
259 Wrightson, Patricia. The Dark Bright Water. McElderry, 1979, 1st printing Am; 223 pp. Wirrun, a young Australian Aboriginal, is visited by older men from the interior of the vast continent, where strange things are happening. The sequel to Wirrun's saga begun in The Ice Is Coming. Briefly INSCRIBED by author.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Fine jacket; small name front endpaper. 11837 $25.00