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The Story Book of Silk

By: Petersham, Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, John C. Winston Co.: 1948

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009769

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated, approx. 30 pp. Signed on endpaper separately in very legible script. Light bumping to corners. Text clean, no markings. Color illustrations on nearly every page. Part of a "Story Book" series explaining various facets of manufacturing and farming to grade-school students. Paste down illustration on front cover showing Chinese empress in gown walking with a pair of deer. Size: 7.75 in By 7.75 in --square Forrmat View more info

The Story Book of Food

By: Petersham, Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, John C. Winston Co.: 1947

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 009771

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated about 30 pp. Signed separately by both authors in ink script on front end paper. Light foxing on same endpaper. No other markings. Color drawings on nearly every page. Part of the Petersham's Story Book series. Size: 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide -- Square Format View more info

The Story Book of Iron and Steel

By: Petersham, Maud and Miska

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, John C. Winston Co.: 1948

Edition: Firsrt Edition.

Inscription: By Authors

Seller ID: 009780

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated, about 30 pp. Color illustrations on most pages. Signed separately by both authors on endpaper. Slight wear on spine, faint foxing on endpapers. Text clean, binding firm. Part of the "Story Book" series. Easy to read history of iron and steel production (as of the postwar peak of US steel industry.). Size: 8vo-- 7.75 in Square View more info

The Indians Knew

By: Pine, Tillie S.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scholastic Book Services: 1972

Edition: 7th Printing.

Seller ID: 009912

Condition: Fair


32 pp.browned, 1 inch chip near top right corner of cover, some corner creases. 1-inch tear along bottom of spine. A reprint of a McGraw-Hill edition, adapted for the Lucky Book Club. Youngsters are given examples of how Native Americans survived centuries ago, and how their techniques continue in modern technology. Suggestions given for trying out the technologies. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide View more info

The Little Engine That Could

By: Piper, Watty

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, E.H. Hale: 1954

Edition: Special Edition Reprint.

Seller ID: 003738

Condition: Good +


Unpaginated on glossy paper. Moderate soil to cover. Tear at bottom of title page, slight tears on 3 or 4 pages. Foxing on half-title page. Cover with yellow cloth shows a clown riding a blue train engine downhill, with a boy, girl and dog watching it pass by. Color illustrations on every story page. Decorative endpapers with Cadmus Books logo repeated in a pattern. No handwriting or doodles. Size: 8v0 -- 7.25 in Tall By 8 in Wide View more info

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The Little Engine That Could

By: Piper, Watty

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Platt & Munk: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005882

ISBN: 0448405202

Condition: Near Fine


Partial rip along spine of first page. One lower corner slightly rubbed. Else close to new, no markings. Labeled "The complete original edition" and "retold by Watty Paper." Unpaginated, about 30 pp. Color illustrations on every page. Text bright. A 1998 reprint. View more info

The Little Engine That Could

By: Piper, Watty

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, E.H. Hale: 1954

Edition: Special Edition Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003738

Condition: Good +


Unpaginated on glossy paper. Moderate soil to cover. Tear at bottom of title page, slight tears on 3 or 4 pages. Foxing on half-title page. Cover with yellow cloth shows a clown riding a blue train engine downhill, with a boy, girl and dog watching it pass by. Color illustrations on every story page. Decorative endpapers with Cadmus Books logo repeated in a pattern. No handwriting or doodles. View more info

Stories from the Chronicle of the Cid

By: Plummer, Mary Wright

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt: 1910

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009463

Condition: Very Good


155 pp. beige cloth with bfront cover showing a brown and green illustration of a knight on horseback. Spine darkened, bumped on spine edges. Croenrs bumped. Light toning of endpapers. Text clean, no markings. Scarce copy -- not a reprint, print on demand or facsimile copy. Contains 16 stories and 11 illustrations. Dedication reads: "Dedicated to the boys who use the children's room of the Pratt Institute Frre Library, Brooklyn. " Size: 8vo --7.5 In Tall View more info

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His Dark Materials

By: Pullman, Philip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Alfred A. Knopf: 2007

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 010131

ISBN: 0375847227

Condition: Very Good +


933 pp. A bit thumbed, but still square and firm binding. Text clean. A trilogy containing Book I, the Golden Compass; Book II, the Subtle Knife, and Book III, the Amber Spyglass. Includes brief commentary by Pullman on each book. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Riley Child-Rhymes

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1898

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 161109744

Condition: Good +


188 pp. on glossy stock. Fading to ollive green spine cloth. Gilt titling and decorations intact. Front board oval shows young boy and girl. Quarter-sized black ink blot on rear cover, and slight edge soiling on endpapers. Otherwise, clean. Binding firm. Previous owner's and donor's names in pencil on endpaper. 39 poems, most of them in ungrammatical, apostrophized and misspelled English for young readers, plus dozens of b&w illustrations of children's adventures. Fronti... View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Rundell, J.B., Ed.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop Publishing:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009305

Condition: Good


Reddish brown cover with sketch of lion and mouse on front cover. Loose brinding, with frontis and one other color illustration detached but laid in. 238 pp. One-inch tears at top and bottom of spine and along hinge. Moderate wear. Corners rubbed. Light scuffing and soil. Text clean, bits of foxing on some pages. Numerous b&w illustrations. Not dated but believed to be circa 1901. The moralistic animal tales of Aesop, believed to be a Greek slave of 6th century B.C. Size... View more info

Gold's Gloom -- Tales from the Panchatantra

By: Ryder, Arthur W., Trans.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press:

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009261

Condition: Very Good


151pp. Sturdy binding, but jacket is in two pieces, laid in, spine portion missing. Striking dense diamond art pattern on front and back covers. Previous owner's first name on front red endpaper. A charming collection of two dozen simple Sanskrit fables, mostly told by animals, dating back to at least 200 B.C. Long popular throughout South Asia and the East. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Bambi's Children

By: Salten, Felix

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1939

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009521

Condition: Very Good


315 pp. Corners bumped, text heavily tanned. Previous owner's name and addres in red ink on endpaper. Illustrations of doe and fawn in green ink, spinting across front and rear end papers. Foxing on endpapers. Numerous half-page and three-quarter-page b&w drawings interspersed in text. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Rootabaga Stories

By: Sandburg, Carl

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1951

Edition: Omnibus.

Seller ID: 009737

Condition: Very Good +


218 pp. Light chipping to jacket, light foxing band on endpaper, star symbol on rear endpaper. Text clean, binding firm. Collection of nonsense tales for young children, includes both Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons. DJ's rear panel includes a fan letter from Frank Lloyd Wright to the author. Size: 8vo -8.25 in Tall View more info

The Ultimate Unofficial Carmen Sandiego Companion

By: Sandler, Corey; Badgett, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004676

ISBN: 0553354604

Condition: Very Good +


378 pp. Close to new, slight spine creasing. No markings. A guidebook, reference book, chronology and glossary to help youngsters (and adults) play the Carmen Sandiego educational video games introduced in 1992. Many tips. Part of the Bantam Game Mastery Series. View more info

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Exploring Harry Potter: Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction

By: Schafer, Elizabeth D.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Osprey, Fl., Beacham Pub Corp: 2000

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 005892

ISBN: 0933833571

Condition: Good


479 pp., bibliography, glossary, timeline and other reference aids. Firm binding, dj crinkled along top edge. Light dampstaining. No markings. An overview of Potter novels up to and including "The Prisoner of Azkaban." Suggested lesson plans and teaching points for using the books in English classes. Author is a professor of literature. Dust jacket note: "NOT Approved by J.K. Rowling." Also has useful information for the Potter collector. Size: 8vo -- 9 i... View more info

Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallac

By: Seton, Ernest Thompson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1904

Edition: Ist Impression Stated.

Seller ID: 009282

Condition: Good +


Unpaginated, about 100 pp. View more info

Wild Animals I Have Known

By: Seton, Ernest Thompson

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1902

Edition: 16th Printing.

Seller ID: 009364

Condition: Good +


358 pp. about 40 illustrations plus many sketches in the margins. front hinge starting. Edges rough cut. Greenish cover and spine heavily faded Text clean. Gilt titling still bright. Cover decorations include wolf's heads, rabbit, hawk and animal paw tracks. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Woodmyth & Fable

By: Seton, Ernest Thompson

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Century Co.: 1905

Edition: First Impression April 1905.

Seller ID: 009392

Condition: Good


181 pp., 10 full-page illustrations. Heavy mottling and spotting of scarlet cloth cover, rubbing at foot os spine, spine faded from sun. Text in red print, mostly clean, a few smudges. No markings or notes. Christmas tree design on front cover, gilt titlling still bright. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. View more info

If I Ran the Zoo

By: Seuss, Dr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1978

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 003929

Condition: Very Good


A few light scrratches on front cover, not very noticeable. A few dent marks, perhaps from a pen, near top edge, visibile only from a certain angle. Light scuffing and soil to rear cover. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper, no other markings. Bright text and colors, only lightly used. No. 42 in the famed Seuss series, a reprint of the 1950 original. View more info