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Vintage Children's Library Bindings

These are actual old ex-library books from schools with the original text, stickers, markings, pockets, etc. inside. (Not to be confused with our recycled journals.) Wonderful graphic covers, and the smell of library paste will make you feel like a librarian is whispering, "Shhh," as you read.

Vintage Children's Library Bindings

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Casco, Adshead, Gladys
1 Adshead, Gladys Casco
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, E.M. Hale and Company, 1943, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Bostleman, Else 
Ex-library buckram binding with the usual stamps and markings. 63 pages. Wear and tear at top and bottom of spine. A charming tale of a baby seal. 115369 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Trumpeter:  The Story of a Swan, Annixter, Jane; Annixter, Paul
2 Annixter, Jane; Annixter, Paul Trumpeter: The Story of a Swan
New York, New York, U.S.A., Holiday House, 1973, 0823402274 / 9780823402274 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Riswold, Gilbert 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Endpapers have been cut out. Interior pages clean and unmarked. 64 pages. Illustrated by Gilbert Riswold. 130595 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Nicholas and the Fast-Moving Diesel, Ardizzione, Edward
3 Ardizzione, Edward Nicholas and the Fast-Moving Diesel
New York, Henry Z. Walck, 1959, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Inside clean and unmarked, save for penned dedication on inside cover; binding tight. Lovely library binding with 4-tone illustration on cover. At about 2nd grade reading level. Approx. 50 pages, all illustrated, some in color, some black and white. Stamped "This book has been replaced for one or more of the following reasons: Stereotyped gender or culture." 129075 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Wonderful World of Horses, Brown, Beth
4 Brown, Beth The Wonderful World of Horses
N Y, Harper & Row, 1967, Hard Cover Good Good Shortall, Leonard 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 211 pages. A collection of seventeen stories. Black and white illustrations by Leonard Shortall. 127701 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Through the Locks:  Canals Today and Yesterday, Buehr, Walter
5 Buehr, Walter Through the Locks: Canals Today and Yesterday
N Y., G.P. Putnam's, 1954, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Ex-library buckram cloth binding with the usual stamps and markings. Brightly illustrated cover. 64 pages. 115399 
Price: 4.66 USD
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The Remarkable Dolphin & What Makes Him So, Chapin, Henry
6 Chapin, Henry The Remarkable Dolphin & What Makes Him So
N Y, Young Scott Books, 1962, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Rice, Richard D. 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Bound in buckram cloth with a background that looks like a scientific notebook and graphic dolphin design on cover. 96 pages. Contents: What is a Dolphin?; The Herd and Family Life; Tursiops in Captivity; Several Cousins of Tursiops; The Machinery of Tursiops; The Perfect Hull; By Eye, Ear, and Echo; Brain Capacity and Use; Simo, Friend of Man. 125575 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Down-Adown-Derry:  A Book of Fairy Poems, De La Mare, Walter
7 De La Mare, Walter Down-Adown-Derry: A Book of Fairy Poems
N Y, Henry Holt and Company, 1922, Hard Cover Good No Jacket Lathrop, Dorothy P. 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Re-bound by library into a red patterned buckram cloth binding. 195 pages. Some fingerprints and soiling to pages. Collection of poems by English children's writer Walter de la Mare. Charming color and black-and-white illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop. 133103 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Petunia, Beware!, Duvoisin, Roger
8 Duvoisin, Roger Petunia, Beware!
N Y, Alfred A. Knopf, 1958, Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Library tape on spine and corners. Green cloth decorated cover. Interior in good shape. Unpaginated. Super cute illustrations of Petunia the goose who decides to find out if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Author and illustrator Roger Duvoisin was a Caldecott Medal winner. 128936 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Very Good Neighbors, Eberle, Irmengarde
9 Eberle, Irmengarde The Very Good Neighbors
Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1945, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Flora Nash DeMuth 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 96 pages. Second Impression. Illustrated by Flora Nash DeMuth in beautiful green, orange, and black drawings. The story of Juan and his family, who leave Mexico who move to San Antonio. 132742 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Arabs, Ellis, Harry B.
10 Ellis, Harry B. The Arabs
N Y, World Publishing Company, 1958, Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Fisher, Leonard Everett 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Many b&w illustrations. 124 pages. 125578 
Price: 4.66 USD
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The Singing Cupboard, Faralla, Dana
11 Faralla, Dana The Singing Cupboard
N Y, J.B. Lippincott, 1962, Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ardizzone, Edward 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 94 pages. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. 137520 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Three Wishes, Galdone, Paul
12 Galdone, Paul The Three Wishes
N Y, McGraw - Hill, 1961, Hard Cover Very Good 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Bright printed red buckram cloth cover. Oblong format: 9 1/2"w x 7 "h. A story from Greek mythology. A nice, attractive book. 133155 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Here Come the Seals!, Goudey, Alice E.
13 Goudey, Alice E. Here Come the Seals!
N Y, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957, Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Library pocket torn out. 94 pages. "Unicorn" written in ballpoint on blue cloth cover. Charming illustrations in black and white, teal, and brown. The story of Old Seacatch, Mother Seal, and Little Flipper. 128941 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Hansel and Gretel, Grimm, William and Jacob; Humperdinck,  Engelbert
14 Grimm, William and Jacob; Humperdinck, Engelbert Hansel and Gretel
New York, Alfrred A. Knopf, 1944, First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Chappell, Warren 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. A lovely picture book with mostly two-tone illustrations in green and black, and some in color. Includes 4 short musical excerpts notated for piano from the opera. 128723 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Sama, Guillot, Rene
15 Guillot, Rene Sama
Eau Claire, WI, E.M. Hale and Company, 1966, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Kiddell-Monroe, Joan 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. Green buckram cover with elephant illustration. 164 pages. 127601 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Tales Told to an African King, Harman, Humphrey
16 Harman, Humphrey Tales Told to an African King
London, Hutchinson Junior Books, 1978, First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Sanders, Beryl 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; binding tight. Small stains on a few pages. 128 pages. Black and white illustrations. The author lived in Kenya and Zambia and retells native stories from East Africa. 18 stories, including the immortal "Abanganga and the Witch," which every school child should know. Approx. 6th grade level. 129122 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Back to School with Betsy, Haywood, Carolyn
17 Haywood, Carolyn Back to School with Betsy
N Y, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1943, Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
A well-worn ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Tape on corners; frayed edges. Cute animal book plate taped inside. Black and white illustrations by the author. 137511 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Fireside Stories, Hutchinson, Virginia S.
18 Hutchinson, Virginia S. Fireside Stories
New York, Minton, Balch & Company, 1927, 20th Impression Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Lenski, Lois 
Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Inside clean and unmarked, binding tight. 150 pages, comprising 15 fairy tales and animal stories from different European folklores. Approx. 3rd grade reading level. Mostly black and white pen illustrations, with some glossy color plates as well. Grey library binding with black and white illustrations on cover. Find out why the Bear is stumpy-tailed, and what was so wonderful about the Pot. Titty Mouse's true story also included (6th grade and older only). 129076 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Complete Frog: A Guide for the Very Young Naturalist, Lacey, Elizabeth A.
19 Lacey, Elizabeth A. Complete Frog: A Guide for the Very Young Naturalist
New York, New York, U.S.A., Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1989, 0688080170 / 9780688080174 Hard Cover Good Good 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. Library pocket has been removed. 72 pages. Black and white illustrations. 127718 
Price: 4.66 USD
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Further Tales of Uncle Remus, Lester, Julius
20 Lester, Julius Further Tales of Uncle Remus
New York, Dial Books, 1990, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Pinkney, Jerry 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; binding tight. 148 pages. Black and white illustrations with some glossy 2-page spreads in color. Approx. 4th grade level. The author and illustrator bring "sizzling new life to thirty-three more delightful Black American folktales." 129124 
Price: 14.95 USD
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