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THEMES IN AQUATINT, Franklin, Colin
21 Franklin, Colin THEMES IN AQUATINT
San Francisco, CA The Book Club of California 1978 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; Limited to 500 unnumbered copies (printed at Cambridge University Press with colour plates printed at the Curwen Press, London). The Book Club of California Volume # 160. Typographical design by John Dreyfus. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition.There is a small, inked previous owner's name on the rear pastedown page. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy includes the plain, unprinted original dust jacket, which has been marked with the title and date on the spine by a helpful former owner. The dust jacket has several small edge tears and some light toning / sunning. "Aquatint like printing formed part of the tendency towards decay by mass-production, a beautiful by-product. Its discovery, coinciding with the fine period of water-colours, happened to provide the ideal way of reproducing them. Colour illustration is itself in a sad history of decline. As the commonest phrase in English weather is We've had the best of the day, so the most usual of an English craft is nobody would be able to do it these days." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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GREEN-PIPES, Fredericks, J. Paget (Joseph Paget Rous)
22 Fredericks, J. Paget (Joseph Paget Rous) GREEN-PIPES
New York Macmillan 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by J. Paget Fredericks 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations along with five full color plates by J. Paget Fredericks. This is a gorgeous piece of Art Neauveau / Art Deco style illustration. J. Paget Fredericks was (according to: Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Papers, BANC MSS 72/156 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley) the last private pupil of both Leon Bakst and John Singer Sargent. Born to wealthy parents, he had a cosmopolitan lifestyle. He attended the California College of Fine Arts. While a teen, his interest in Dance (and scene painting, etc) brought him into contact with the likes of Löie Fuller, Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan. In 1929 he illustrated two childrens books (Green-Pipes and Miss Pert's Christmas Tree). Later he went on to author and illustrate his own works. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Faeries, Froud, Brian
23 Froud, Brian Faeries
New York Henry Abrams 1978 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Alan Lee 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's embossed name stamp on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but there is noticeable toning / yellowing to the spine , spine joints and edges. "Brian Froud (born 1947) is an English fantasy illustrator. He lives and works in Devon with his wife, Wendy Froud, who is also a fantasy artist. The landscapes in his paintings are frequently inspired by Dartmoor....Froud was the conceptual designer and costume designer for the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth (both in conjunction with Jim Henson's Creature Shop). He collaborated with Terry Jones, who was a screenwriter on Labyrinth, on The Goblins of the Labyrinth (1986, re-issued in abridged form as The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins in 1996) " 
Price: 30.00 USD
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An Academy For Grown Horsemen: Containing The Completest Instructions .... And Also...annals Of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts Of Accidental Experiments And Experimental Accidents Both Successful and Unsuccessful: Communicated by Various Correspondents..., Gambado, Geoffrey (Pseudonym Of Henry Bunbury) (Esquire) (Riding Master, Master Of The Horse, and Grand Equerry To The Doge Of Venice)
24 Gambado, Geoffrey (Pseudonym Of Henry Bunbury) (Esquire) (Riding Master, Master Of The Horse, and Grand Equerry To The Doge Of Venice) An Academy For Grown Horsemen: Containing The Completest Instructions .... And Also...annals Of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts Of Accidental Experiments And Experimental Accidents Both Successful and Unsuccessful: Communicated by Various Correspondents...
London Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly 1812 Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Henry Bunbury 
Hand-Colored illustrations; Two Volumes in One - with both titles illustrated by Henry Bunbury. This copy is bound in full morocco leather bound by Root & Son with gilt rules to covers and embossed decorations to the spine (The spine gilding has rubbed noticeably. ) Front cover detatched. Marbled endpapers with gilt edgings. The text block is solid and in very nice clean, bright condition. AEG (All Edges Gilt) . The first book is illustrated with 17 hand-colored copper plate engravings by W. Dickinson after Bunbury. The second book, which is bound directly after the first has 11 hand-colored copperplate engravings by W. Dickinson after Bunbury. "BUNBURY, HENRY WILLIAM (1750–1811) , amateur artist and caricaturist, was born in 1750, being the second son of the Rev. Sir William Bunbury, bart. , of Mildenhall in Suffolk. The Bunburys were an old Norman family who are mentioned in Stephen's time as established at Bunbury in Cheshire. Young Bunbury was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards at St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge. Both at school and college he seems to have acquired an early reputation as a humorous draughtsman, going so far at Westminster as to etch ‘A Boy riding upon a Pig, ’ a copy of which is to be found in the British Museum Print Room; and at Cambridge accumulating a fair gallery of ungainly dons and awkward undergraduates. He drew chiefly in pencil, or black and red chalk; but, although he seems to have used the needle, he was never successful as an etcher, and his designs were generally reproduced by engravers, mostly in stipple or dot. ..." the volume of equestrian misadventures called ‘An Academy for Grown Horsemen, ’ by ‘Geoffrey Gambado, ’ 1st edition 1787, 2nd edition 1788. To 1788 (26 June) also belongs ‘The Country Club, ’ another of his designs much sought after by collectors. All these latter were engraved by W. Dickinson, who, like Bretherton, published many of Bunbury's productions. In 1791 appeared the ‘Annals of Horsemanship, ’ a kind of sequel to the ‘Academy for Grown Horsemen. ’ " 
Price: 375.00 USD
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The Book of the American Indian, Garland, Hamlin
25 Garland, Hamlin The Book of the American Indian
New York Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1927 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Frederic Remington 
B&W Illustrations; This copy dates from 1927. The book is in Very Good- condition. The covers of the book have edge wear, bumping and rubbing . The spine of the book has been torn at the hinges and repaired. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing and several spots of fingerdirt throughout. The front inner hinge has split and been repaired. Illustrated throughout with 35 illustrations, three of which are in full color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Mademoiselle De Maupin, Gautier, Theophile
26 Gautier, Theophile Mademoiselle De Maupin
New York Ives Washburn 1929 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Howard Simon 
B&W Illustrations; This edition is limited to 160 numbered copies - this being number 146, "have been printed on all rag deckle edge paper. The illustrations for these copies have been proved and signed by the artist." This book is in Very Good condition overall, and is bound in half-vellum and paper over boards. There is rubbing and paper loss to the spine joints where the vellum meets the paper. The vellum is noticeably toned and has ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have toning. Included are 8 mounted plates, pencil signed by the artist. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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MARTIN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP An Illustrated Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gordon, Richard D.
27 Gordon, Richard D. MARTIN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP An Illustrated Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lake Elsinore,CA Cmark Press 1988 096213080X / 9780962130809 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Richard D. Gordon Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning toning / sun fading to the top edges of the inside covers of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Signed, with an inscription, on the front endpaper by the author. The dust jacket has two inch long edge tears (one to the bottom front edge, the other to the bottom rear edge), along with some very beginning rubbing and some lightly ground-in dirt to the rear cover. "On April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King, Jr. told a congregation in Memphis, Tennessee, that he had abandoned fear because he had been to the Mountaintop - that he had seen the promised land. He told the people that they too would get to the promised land." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE WILLOWDALE HANDCAR Or The Return of the Black Doll, Gorey, Edward
28 Gorey, Edward THE WILLOWDALE HANDCAR Or The Return of the Black Doll
New York Bobbs-Merrill Company 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Edward Gorey 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Paperback. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The front cover has several faint spots of discoloration (towards the front foredge). The rear cover of the book has some beginning lightening towards the rear spine joint. There is a slight bow to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation (in caligraphy & dated 1964) on the inside front cover of the book. "One summer afternoon in Willowdale Edna, Harry, and Sam wandered down to the railroad station to see if anything was doing." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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THE GOLDEN AGE, Grahame, Kenneth
29 Grahame, Kenneth THE GOLDEN AGE
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1905 1st Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish 
B&W Illustrations; 1st US Illustrated Edition with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing, bumping and beginning edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is noticeable toning / darkening to the spine, spine joints and foredge of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a tear to the illustration page. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. " (Kenneth Grahame)...While still a young man in his 20s, Grahame began to publish light stories in London periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some of these stories were collected and published as Pagan Papers in 1893, and, two years later, The Golden Age. These were followed by Dream Days in 1898, which contains The Reluctant Dragon. There is a ten-year gap between Grahame's penultimate book and the publication of his triumph, The Wind in the Willows. During this decade, Grahame became a father. The wayward headstrong nature he saw in his little son Alastair (also known as "Mouse") he transformed into the swaggering Mr. Toad, one of its four principal characters. Despite its success, he never attempted a sequel." 
Price: 175.00 USD
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A BOOK OF UNICORNS, Green Tiger Press (Welleran  Poltarnees)
30 Green Tiger Press (Welleran Poltarnees) A BOOK OF UNICORNS
La Jolla, CA Green Tiger Press / Star and Elephant Books 1978 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This edition is an oversized paperback (approximately 12+ inches tall by 10 inches wide). Spine ends & corners of book covers have a bit of very light bumping and rubbing. Text pages are clean & bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front inside cover.The book includes 12 full color illustrations tipped in. "This book attempts to present the mystery of the Unicorn rather than to unravel it. This is a succinct gathering of the most important writings on the Unicorn in the 2300 years since he was first described. We present these texts without annotation, hoping by this to allow for clear perception and unhindered personal response. We have chosen the pictures principally for their historical importance." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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KATE GREENAWAY'S BOOK OF GAMES, Greenaway, Kate
31 Greenaway, Kate KATE GREENAWAY'S BOOK OF GAMES
New York Merrimack Publishing Company 1975 Facsimile Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Kate Greenaway 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are mostly in clean, bright condition. There is a small water spot / stain to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright and include twenty-four full page plates. The dust jacket has one two inch long wrinkled edge tear to the bottom front edge of the dust jacket. There are several other small to smallish wrinkled and edge worn tears. The rear cover of the dust jacket has several smallish spots of foxingstarting. This copy, published circa 1975 is a replica / facsimile of the antique original. "Puss in the corner. The child who represents puss stands in the middle, while the others stand at fixed stations round her. One then beckons to another saying: Puss, puss, give me a drop of water! when each runs and change places. Puss then runs and tries to get into one of the place, if she succeeds, the one left out is puss." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mother Goose, Greenaway, Kate
32 Greenaway, Kate Mother Goose
London / New York Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd. 1920 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Kate Greenaway 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. This is an early US printing, from approximately 1920. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. This copy has a green cloth spine with illustrated paper covers to the front panel and a plain paper rear panel. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date (1923) on the front pastedown page. "Catherine "Kate" Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English children's book illustrator and writer... Her first book, Under the Window (1879) , a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a best-seller. The house in Frognal built for Kate Greenaway by Richard Norman Shaw. Greenaway's paintings were reproduced by chromoxylography, by which the colours were printed from hand-engraved wood blocks by the firm of Edmund Evans. Through the 1880s and 1890s, her only rivals in popularity in children's book illustration were Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Four Gardens, Handasyde
33 Handasyde The Four Gardens
London, England William Heinemann 1912 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Charles Robinson 
Color & B&W; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There are several spots of fading and toning to the front covers of the book covers. The spine of the book has some toning and edge wear / fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are 8 full color illustrations by Charles Robinson. " Charles Robinson (1870–1937) was a prolific British book illustrator. Born in Islington in October 1870, London, he was the son of an illustrator and his brothers Thomas Heath Robinson and William Heath Robinson also became illustrators. He served an apprenticeship as a printer and took art lessons in the evenings. He won a place at the Royal Academy in 1892 but was unable to take it up due to lack of finances. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over 100 pen and ink drawings. It was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales and children's books throughout his career." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
34 Hawthorne, Nathaniel A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin & Company 1893 1st Trade Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Walter Crane 
Color Illustrations; This is a 1st Trade Edition thus - with illustrations by Walter Crane. The book is in Very Good+ condition and is missing the accompanying scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostl clean, bright condition. There is some beginning wear and fraying to the spine ends of the book cover. The Spine and spine joints, along with portions of the front and rear covers have some toning / and foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are 18 full page, full color illustrations, along with a full page, full color frontis, by Walter Crane. Also illustrated throughout with monochrome head and tailpieces by Crane. All the tissue guards are present, though several have noticeable foxing. "The author has long been of opinion that many of the classical myths were capable of being rendered into very capital reading for children. In the little volume here offered to the public, he has worked up half a dozen of them, with this end in view. A great freedom of treatment was necessary to his plan; but it will be observed by every one who attempts to render these legends malleable in his intellectual furnace, that they are marvellously independent of all temporary modes and circumstances." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Scarlet Letter A Romance, Hawthorne, Nathaniel (with a foreword by Louise Bogan)
35 Hawthorne, Nathaniel (with a foreword by Louise Bogan) The Scarlet Letter A Romance
New York The Libra Collection 1960 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Jacob Landau 
Monochrome and Black and white illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine acetate dust jacket along with a slipcase in Near Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full page black and white illustrations and a red ink line drawing of the letter A on each page. The slipcase is clean and bright with the exception of some ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "The Scarlet Letter, first published in 1850 and the author's first work of any length, established Hawthorne's reputation. Henry James, then a child living in New York City, was to remember dimly the sensation the book produced, and the little shudder with which people alluded to it, as if a peculiar horror was mixed with its attractions." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Robin Hood, Heal, Edith (with an introduction by Philip Allen)
36 Heal, Edith (with an introduction by Philip Allen) Robin Hood
New York Rand Mcnally & Company 1938 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Dan Content 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. Part of the Windemere Series of illustrated classics. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content in the pages. Illustrated with five full color plates by Dan Content. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE MEN WHO FOUND AMERICA, Hutchinson, Frederick Winthrop
37 Hutchinson, Frederick Winthrop THE MEN WHO FOUND AMERICA
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1909 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by E. Roscoe Shrader and Herbert Moore 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. This book is difficult to find with the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with 8 full page, full-color plates. Each text page includes illustrated decorations by Edwin I. Prittie. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips missing (including a rather largish chip from the top rear edge) and hsa some generalized rubbing and ground-in dirt. "There is no country like unto this beautiful bourn of our children. Here are the dim, magic forests, the enchanted castgles, the deep, hidden caves, the secret tree-hollows, where dwell sparros and fairies and lost little children. In this land the princess is ever young and ever beautiful; the bold Prince Charming slays always the wicked, watchful dragon; the fierce Ogre, with his one malevolent eye forever eats the tender children at his ravenous evening meal" (what this has to do with American history is beyond me - that's just what the preface says). 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Sun Up, James, Will (Pseudonym Of Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault, )
38 James, Will (Pseudonym Of Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault, ) Sun Up
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1936 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Will James 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address (in a largish, childs hand). "Sandy Bordel of Ocate, New Mexico, coming out on Broken Box, chute number ten - Watch chute number ten." "Accused of cattle theft, he left three years later and traveled to the United States with a new name, William Roderick James. During the next several years, he drifted and worked at several jobs. He was arrested in Carson City, Nevada for cattle rustling and took care of the prison's horses during his 15-month sentence. According to cowboy and folksinger Ian Tyson, James traveled to San Francisco to sell sketches and began working as a stuntman in western movies there. [4] Soon he was in the U. S. Army, serving from 1918-1919. He was a horse wrangler for the First Annual Nevada Round-Up in Reno in July 1919. He met and married Alice Conradt, sister of Fred Condradt, his rodeo business partner, while in Reno, Nevada, in 1920." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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N by E A Record of Expeditioning North-By-East Across Baffin Bay and Beyond, Kent, Rockwell
39 Kent, Rockwell N by E A Record of Expeditioning North-By-East Across Baffin Bay and Beyond
New York Brewer & Warren 1930 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rockwell Kent Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but there is some light generalized toning to the endpapers and edges of the text block. The dust jacket has edge wear and nicking along with rubbing and tears to the spine ends and flaps. There is one chip missing from the middle spine of the dust jacket. Trade copies of this book with the dust jacket are actually quite scarce in comparison to the limnited edition. This copy has been signed, with an inscription on the front endpaper. "A transcendentalist and mystic in the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson, whose works he read, Kent found inspiration in the austerity and stark beauty of wilderness. After Monhegan, he lived for extended periods of time in Winona, Minnesota (1912–1913), Newfoundland (1914–15), Alaska (1918–19), Vermont (1919–1925), Tierra del Fuego (1922–23), Ireland (1926), and Greenland (1929; 1931–32; 1934–35). His series of land and seascapes from these often forbidding locales convey the Symbolist spirit evoking the mysteries and cosmic wonders of the natural world. "I don't want petty self-expression", Kent wrote, "I want the elemental, infinite thing; I want to paint the rhythm of eternity.""; Signed by Author 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Heroes Or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children, Kingsley, Charles
40 Kingsley, Charles The Heroes Or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children
Boston, MA Pilip Lee Warner, Publisher / Medici Society Early printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by W. Russell Flint 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This is an early printing, but not a first edition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is edge wear, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has 9 full page, full color illustrations by W. Russell Flint. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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