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21 Davis, Richard Harding Stories for Boys
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1891 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. The second published book by Davis, who in the future would make a great reputation as a war correspondent. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, with cover, title page, and copyright page matching dates. Not a common book. Variant gray-green cloth binding, titled in gilt, with decorations with the theme of sports (bats and racquets). Clean text; viii, 204 pages, roughly-cut. Frontis illustration and five others. Lacking the point of issue on page 91; therefore not the first printing. There is a contemporary inscription on the top of theTitle Page, which has offseting from the tissue guard.. Spine has darkened and the illustration facing page 86 has come loose at the bottom but holds otherwise. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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22 Dodge, M.E. Irvington Stories
New York, London, San Francisco James O'Kane, Publisher. Stevens Brothers. H.H. Bancroft & Co. 1865 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket F.O. Darley 
New York, London, San Francisco: James O'Kane, Publisher. Stevens Brothers. H.H. Bancroft & Co., 1865. Eight stories for children, first published in 1864. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the Fourth Edition, from a year later. This was the first book by Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge (1831-1905), whose next would be the incredibly-popular "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates" (1865). Decorative purple pebbled cloth binding, ruled and titled on both covers in gilt; beveled edges; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 256 pages. Frontis illustration, and four others, by F.O. Darley. Mild rubbing at the margins. A very attractive copy, with a great textblock.. Fourth Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by F.O. Darley. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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23 Emmet, Rosina Pretty Peggy and Other Ballads Illustrated By Rosina Emmet
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1880 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Rosina Emmet 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1880. The First American Edition of a charmingly illustrated children's book by Rosina Emmet (Sherwood; 1854-1948). Very Good Plus condition, showing only moderate age -wear on the covers, and with a clean text (no juvenalia). 64 pages; decorative endpapers, and a musical score. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Pictorial Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Rosina Emmet. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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24 Harris, Joel Chandler Mr. Rabbit at Home. A Sequel to Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country
Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Oliver Herford 
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Yellowish tan decorative cloth binding. Titled in gilt on the front cover; Illustrated with lion knocking on door as Mr. Rabbit sneaks out, filled with maroon and green; titling on the spine in maroon. Clean text; 304 pages, with great illustrations by Oliver Herford. Page ends are stained light green and the endpapers are green. Spine has darkened; bumped; gutters cracked but holding well. Rear cover has soil and smudges. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Oliver Herford. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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25 Kingston, W.H.G. The Two Supercargoes or Adventures in Savage Africa
London Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1888 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880) was a prolific author who devoted the last thirty years of his life to adventurous "Boys Books." He is noted as a translator of Jules Verne (although his wife actually did the work). This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing ("New and Cheaper Edition"] in an evocative binding. Light gray clothstamped with an image of a boy riding (bareback) what appears to be a buffalo. Filled with black and gilt; titling and decorations on the spine as well. Clean text; 298 pages, followed by a 32-page publisher's catalog in the rear. There is no publication date, but per the TCD listing in Copac, Quercus assigns it to circa 1888. Bumped corners, rubbed at the margins, page-ends a bit dusty. Despite these signs of usage, the book presents very well, due to the sharpness of the stamping and its rather "over-the-top" imagery.. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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26 Martineau, Harriet Feats on the Fjord
New York The Macmillan Company 1928 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Boris Artzybasheff 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928. An unusual work by Martineau, known for her work as an historian and sociologist, this is a Young Adult tale set in Norway. This is a Near Fine copy of a particularly lovely edition (First Edition Thus) that is not common. Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. Decorative blue cloth binding, stamped in dark blue and gilt. Clean text; 301 pages. small bookseller label on the rear paste-down. Lightly bumped; and with a small spot on the lower part of the spine.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Boris Artzybasheff. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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27 Martineau, Harriet The Crofton Boys; A Tale
New York & Philadelphia D. Appleton & George S. Appleton 1843 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & Philadelphia: D. Appleton & George S. Appleton, 1843. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) is often considered "the first modern sociologist;" with typical Victorian energy she also wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. This title was first published in England in 1841; the First American Edition was by Appleton in 1842. Here is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the version issued by Appleton as "Tales for the People and Their Children" (on the half-title). A sweet little Victorian book, and not common. Blue-green decorative cloth binding. Heavily blind-stamped on the front cover with a floral design and the title; fancy gilt filligre and title on the spine. Clean text; 177 pages, plus two pages in the rear advertising the various "Tales" in the series. Mild bumping to the corners; typical rubbing to the head and foot of the spine; nonetheless, a Very Good (Plus) copy. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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28 Milne, A.A. Now We are Six with Decorations By Ernest H. Shepard
New York E.P. Dutton 1927 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Ernest H. Shepard 
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1927. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the first American edition. Orange pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering; ruled, with a figure of C.Robin on the front cover. Great illustrations by Ernest Shepard; decorated endpapers. Clean text; 103 pages. Very light wear around the edges. Just a very slight splay, else a Fine copy. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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29 Milne, A.A. The House at Pooh Corner
New York E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1928 Later Printing Hardcover Good (Plus) Good (Plus) Ernest H. Shepard 
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1928. This is a Good (Plus) only copy of an early printing of the First Edition. (There were 34 printings of the First Edition, done in the same month, and they are designated; this copy has no such designation) Salmon-colored cloth binding, with ruling, titling, and illustration on the front cover. Clean text; 178 pages, with one final illustration page. Decorative endpapers. The famous illustrations are by Ernest H. Shepard. Contemporary (Christmas 1928) previous-owner signature on the front paste-down. Mildly rubbed at the margins. There is sunning to the upper reaches of the covers, giving them a rather mottled bleaching look to pink. Other than that, a sound copy. The rare dustjacket is present; showing edgewear and darkening of the spine and covers. The front cover is darkened to a mottling look. A decent-enough placeholder until one has the scratch for a First Printing. In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good (Plus)/Good (Plus). Illus. by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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30 Moore, Sarah L. Merry Jingles. A Book for the Little Ones
New York Zimmerman's 1901 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Harry Webster, Helen Nichols 
New York: Zimmerman's, 1901. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, basically an alphabet book. EXTREMELY SCARCE (the only copies held are at LOC and Princeton). Quercus finds this book very interesting because it is illustrated in both photographs by Helen Nichols and artwork by Harry Webster; most children's books of the time are only illustrated with drawings. Brown paper-covered boards, illustrated with a photograph; brown cloth spine. Remarkably clean text, free of juvenalia; 64 pages. Occasional tears and smudges, but nothing really destructive. The corners are bumped and the edges are chipped, but this is really in quite good condition. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Pictorial Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Harry Webster, Helen Nichols. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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31 Munroe, Kirk Campmates. A Story of the Plains
New York & London Harper & Bros 1899 First Edition. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1899. This is the tenth novel written by (Charles) Kirk Munroe (1850-1930), a newspaper reporter, editor, and conservationist. Originally published in 1891; this is a Fine copy of a Later Printing, from 1899. Part of "Harper's Young People Series." Green cloth decorative binding; titles in gilt, with fancy filligre decorations on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 333 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. No dusjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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32 Nichols, Ida Preston & Mary DeMorgan Princess Girlikin or the Fairy Thimble By Ida Preston Nichold and Other Fairy Tales By Mary DeMorgan
New York E.P. Dutton & Company 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1892. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, an uncommon to rare title. Ida Nichols only had two published works; while Mary DeMorgan was well-known and fairly prolific, this edition is not generally known as part of her canon. Green decorative cloth binding, with the titling on the front cover in black and gilt, along with the representation of a cameo in pink and white;the spine titles are black and gilt. Clean text; 256 pages, all ends giult; decorative endpapers. 29 illustrations "reproduced by the new half-tone process." Rather light soiling, more at the margins. Corners lightly bumped, and a slight lean. Quite attractive, and lacking any juvenalia. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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33 Otis, James (Editor) The Cruise of the Comet. The Story of a Privateer of 1812, sailing from Baltimore, as set down By Stephen Burton
Boston Estes and Lauriat 1898 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket A,B. Shute 
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1898. James Otis Kaler (1848-1912) was an amazingly prolific author of children's literature, with some two hundred titles writen under the name "James Otis" and several pseudonyms. He had several series; this title is part of "The Privateers of 1812 Series." Interestingly, Otis insists he is merely the "Editor" and includes a Note to that effect. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition; this title is surprisingly scarce, considering his output. Yellow cloth decorative binding, with the cover illustrating a sailing ship of the time surrounded by coiling rope. Clean text; 173 pages. Illustrated by A.B. Shute. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. Mild bumps and some soiling to the covers. A very solid copy, and lacking any juvenalia. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by A,B. Shute. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Irish Twins, Perkins, Lucy Fitch
34 Perkins, Lucy Fitch The Irish Twins
Boston & New York Houghton Mifflin 1913 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. The third title in the long-running series of 26; illustrated by the author. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing still unusually scarce for such a popular book. Green cloth binding with illustrated boards. Very bright and clean for a child's book. There is a neat gift inscription on the FFEP and the previous owner has neatly written his name just where he was supposed to - good job! There is a bit of a splay. Else Fine. The dustjacket is complete, with some chipping (mainly on the spine, which has darkened a bit); it is rare to find a jacket, let alone in such nice shape. The editions listed on the jacket indicates a publishing date of 1918. Presented in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Sadlier, Agnes History of Ireland in Words of One Syllable
New York A.L. Burt Company, Publishers 1898 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, 1898. Agnes Sadlier (b. 1860) wrote several popular histories such as this one. She wrote from a Roman Catholic perspective (and her work was praised by "The Catholic Times"). Originally published in 1884. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a the First American Edition. Part of Burt's series of "One Syllable" histories for children (although these books were also used by immigrants). It is "Copiously illustrated." Green cloth decorative binding; the front cover has a blindstamped illustration of a prisoner (presumably Irish!) chained in the dock. Filled with red, black, and brown. Clean text; 203 pages; "copiously illustrated.". Light soil; colors still bright. Previous-owner name penned to FFEP. Quercus awards a minus grade because it has cracked at the FFEP and the rear gutter is starting. Although not truly a binding copy, Quercus advises some minor reinforcement to preserve the volume. . First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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36 Sadlier, Agnes History of Ireland in Words of One Syllable
New York A.L. Burt Company, Publishers 1898 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt Company, Publishers, 1898. Agnes Sadlier (b. 1860) was active as a German translator; she also wrote several popular histories such as this one. She wrote from a Roman Catholic perspective (and her work was praised by "The Catholic Times"). Originally published in 1884. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, part of Burt's series of "One Syllable" histories for children (although these books were also used by immigrants to improve their English). Green cloth decorative binding; the front cover has a blindstamped illustration of a prisoner (presumably Irish!) chained in the dock. Filled with red, black, and brown. Clean text; 203 pages; "copiously illustrated." Light soil; the colors still bright. Previous-owner name is stamped on the FFEP. . First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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37 Saint Exupery, Antoine De Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
Paris Gallimard 1946 Later Printing Paperback Very Good No Jacket Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
Paris: Gallimard, 1946. One of the most famous and popular children's books of the Twentieth Century. First published in 1943, just prior to the war hero author's (presumed) death. This is a Very Good copy of an early French printing. Softcover, with the illustrations, some in color, by the author. 93 pages. Some expected edgewear; pages lightly toned; the spine has been rubbed, with a tear and some chipping. . Later Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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38 Salten, Felix Bambi. A Life in the Woods
New York Simon & Schuster 1928 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Kurt Wiese 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1928. "Felix Salten" was the nom de plume of the Austrian critic Sigmund Salzmann (1869-1945). Written in 1923, this book, along with all his other work, was banned by Hitler in 1936. The fate of the forest deer has achieved classic status, probably mainly through the version offered by Walt Disney. But its literary merit was recognized by John Galsworthy, who wrote an Introduction. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (stated "First Printing in America, July, 1928"). The translation from the original German is by Whitakker Chambers, who was later to achieve some measure of fame for testifying against the Soviet spy Alger Hiss. The 26 black-and-white illustrations by Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) were his first success (he eventually illustrated over 300 books). Green ribbed cloth binding with a gilt deer on the front cover and black lettering on the spine. Decorative endpapers; clean text; 293 pages, plus a one-page advert for "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" in the rear. Mildly bumped; spine has darkened. A solid copy of this classic tale. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Kurt Wiese. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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39 Spyri, Johanna Heidi. Her Years of Wandering and Learning. A Story for Children and How She Used What She Learned (Two Volumes Bound as One)
Boston De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., & Cupples and Hurd 1884 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., & Cupples and Hurd, 1884. Originally written in German by the Swiss author Johanna Spyri (1927-1901) and published in 1881, "Heidi" is certainly one of the most well-known titles in Children's Literature, retaining its popularity through many editions and printings. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of what Quercus believes to be an early reprinting of the First American Edition. The two volumes are bound together; however, this first volume is correctly dated 1884; while the second is by a different publisher, is dated three years later (1887), and is designated as the "sixth Edition." Whatever the story, this is a very nice example of a very early printing of the classic. Clean text; 399 pages and 269 pages. Frontis illustrations in both volumes; no publisher's adverts. The translation from the German is by Louise Brooks. Contemporary (1891, San Francisco) gift inscription on the second free endpaper; and a small stamp on the first indicating that the book was at one time part of an estate. This copy blessedly free of juvenalia. The binding is in olive-green cloth with a tree branch and lettering in a darker green. Very minor rubbing to the margins, and the spine is slightly darkened. There is a cracked hinge at the fourth endpaper, but the book is holding nicely. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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40 Stevenson, Robert Louis A Child's Garden of Verses
New York/London Charles Scribner's Sons/John Lane 1898 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Charles Robinson 
New York/London: Charles Scribner's Sons/John Lane, 1898. First published by Lonmans in 1885, here is one of Stevenson's most enduingly popular works. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing of the First Illustrated Edition (1896). Dark green decorative cloth binding, heavily decorted and titled in gilt. Delightfully illustrated with numerous drawings by Charles Robinson. Clean text; xiv, 137 pages, with two more pages with drawings; top edge is gilt. . Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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