Literature for Children

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Updated on November 27, 2016

 

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Most of the books in this collection came from one collector. He spent decades travelling and searching for these books. He told me that it was the most extensive collection of childrens literature in the world. Most are rare.

 

 

 

DADDY DARWIN'S DOVECOT: A Country Tale by Juliana Horatia Ewing, 1884 First Edition, London, 1 color print and other b/w illustrations, 52 pages, 8.125 by 6.125 inches, in very good condition............................................$300.00

DADDY DARWIN'S DOVECOT by Juliana Horatia Ewing, 1898 First US Edition, hard cover, illustrated, 78 pages,7.375 by 5.25 inches, in very good condition...............................$100.00

THE PIGEON TALE by Virginia Bennett, 1910 est. First Edition, hard cover, four beautiful color illustrations plus numerous b/w drawings, 64 pages, 6.5 by 4.75 inches, in very good condition, TAN COLORED COVER............$100.00 

 

THE PIGEON TALE by Virginia Bennett, 1910 est. First Edition, hard cover, four beautiful color illustrations plus numerous b/w drawings, 64 pages, 6.5 by 4.75 inches, in good condition, TAN COLORED COVER......................$50.00

THE PIGEON TALE by Virginia Bennett, 1910 est, First Edition, hard cover, four beautiful color illustrations plus numerous b/w drawings, 64 pages, 6.5 by 4.75 inches, in fair/ good condition, BROWN COLORED COVER...........................$75.00

LAZY LAWRENCE AND THE WHITE PIGEON: Stories for Children by Maria Edgeworth, 1862 First Edition, London, board covers, gold leaf edging, 96 pages, complete, 4.75 by 3.125 inches, tight binding, good condition....$200.00

FLOCK OF PIGEONS AND OTHER STORIES by Emma E. Brown, 1880 First Edition,  hard cover, wonderful b/w illustrations, 6.5 by 5 inches, book is fragile and has faults, overall condition is average/fair... RARE BOOK......$100.00 sold

JACK AND FLORIE or, THE PIGEONS' WEDDING by Harriet B. McKeever, 1870, hard cover, illustrated with 8 lovely hand-colored lithographs (unsigned), 35 pages, 8.125 by 6.5 pages, in good condition......................$250.00 sold

THE WOOD-PIGEONS AND MARY by Mrs Molesworth, 1901 First Edition, hard cover, illustrated, 192 pages, 7.5 by 5.25 inches, in good condition...........................................$60.00

FLOCK OF PIGEONS and Other Stories by Emma E. Brown 1880 First Edition, board covers, illustrated, book is sound but appears fragile, 7.25 by 5.5 inches, condition is good...............$150.00

JACK'S CARRIER PIGEONS: A Tale of the Times of Father Taylor's Mariners' Home by Hezekiah Butterworth, 1900 First Edition, hard cover, 289 pages, 7.75 by 5.25 inches, in very good condition..........................$100.00  sold

GREY CLOUD by Charlotte Towner Graeber, 1979 First Edition, hard cover w/o dust jacket, ilustrated, 124 pages, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, in very good+ condition...................................$30.00

THE PIGEON PRIZE  by Alexandre Dumas 1955 (first publsied in 1853), hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 40 pages, 8.125 by 5.25 inches, in good/very good condition........ $25.00 sold

CHICO: The Story of a Homing Pigeon by Lucy Blanchard, 1922 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket, one color illustartion, like the cover image, 141 pages, 8 by 5.5 inches, condition is very good+..............................$50.00

BIIL AND COO by Mazo De La Roche 1958 First Edition, London, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 41 pages, 9 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good+ ....$50.00

SPEEDWELL by Ann Turnbull, 1992 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket, not illustrated, 119 pages, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good+..........................................................$30.00

MR WHEATFIELD'S LOFT by Isabel Langis Cusack, 1981 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, in good/very good condition....................................$50.00 sold

MY BLUE CHECKER CORKER AND ME by Paul John Radley, 1986 First American Edition, hard cover w/dust jacket, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, in very good + condition................................$50.00  sold

PIGEONS by Bernice Hunt, 1973 First Edition, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 9.5 by 7.25 inches, condition is excellent.....$30.00 sold

FLYING FOR FUN: A Novel About Pigeon Racing, by Walter Feldkamp, 1946 First Edition, soft cover, 96 pages, 9 by 6 inches, in very good condition.................................................$50.00

THE SQUABBLING GARDEN by Marion Cran, 1934 First Edition, hard cover w/dust jacket, 294 pages, 8.75 by 6 inches, in good condition.............$60.00

FREDDIE THE PIGEON by Seymour Leichman, 1972 First Edition, hard cover w/dust jacket, illustrated, 169 pages, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good..........................$35.00

WALTER, THE HOMING PIGEON by Nathaniel Benchley, 1981 First Edition, hard cover w/dust jacket, illustrated, 26 pages, 9.25 by 7.25 inches, very good/excellent condition.....$40.00

BIXXY: The Secret Message by Louis Slobodkin, 1950 Second Printing, hard cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 94 pages, 8.375 by 6.25 inches, in very good condition......................................$60.00

PIGEON, PIGEON by Caron Lee Cohen, 1992 First Edition, hrd cover w/ dust jacket, illustrated, 9.25 by 7.25 inches, very good/excellent condition.....................................................$30.00

FLY HOME McDOO by Gillian McClure, 1979 hard cover w/ dust jacket, retired Library, great illustrations, 10 by 7 inches, very good condition, this is a nice book..............................$40.00

LITTLE PIGEON FIGHTS A FIRE by Zhan Tong, 1985 First Edition, hard cover, translated from Chinese Fairy Tale of the Han Nationality, illustrated, 8.3 by 7.3 inches, good/very good condition...............................$30.00 

BREEZY; The Air-Minded Pigeon by Dorothy Grider, 1947 First Edition, board cover, illustrated, 6.5 by 5.5 inches, in good/very good condition.......................$25.00  sold

ALGERNON AND THE PIGEONS by Valdine Plasmati, 1966, hard cover, illustrated, appears to be retired Library, 10 by 6.75 inches, in good/very good condition.......................................$35.00

MR POTTER'S PIGEON by Reg Cartwright, 1979, First Edition, hard cover, British, impressive color artwork, 9.75 by 7.5 inches, condition is like new...wonderful book...................................$50.00

LANGUAGE OF DOVES by Rosemary Wells, 1996, hard cover w/dust jacket, exceptional color artwork, 10.75 8.75 inches. I am very impressed with this book, like new condition................$50.00

HOME IN THE SKY  by Jeannie Baker, 1984, hard cover, fantastic color artwork, 10.75 by 8.3 inches, condition is good. x-library.........................$15.00

PIDGEY AND P.J. by Holly Smith, 1981 First Edition, signed by author, hard cover, b/w illustrated, 8.25 by 5.5 inches. in good/very good condition...........................................$30.00

PORTER THE POUTING PIGEON by Joyce Holland, 1967, hard cover, color illustrated, 11 by 8.75, (receipt included showing collector paid $48.95 in May 1999 for this book), condition is good/very good.....$50.00...now $45.00 sold

BILL THOMPSON'S PIGEON by Frederick Grice, 1963 First Edition, hard cover, retired Library, b/w illustrated, 60 pages, 8.5 by 5.75 inches, good condition...................................................$30.00

FLYING FREE by Dick Cate, 1975 First Edition, hard cover, 95 pages, b/w illustrated, 8.25 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good/excellent.......$50.00

BIRDS IN THE STREET ~ THE CITY PIGEON BOOK by Winifred and Cecil Lubel, 1971 First Edition, retired Library, hard cover, great color illustrations, 64 pages, 9.25 by 6.75 inches, in good condiiton...........................................$30.00

BLUE BAR TO WIN,  by Gordon Winch, 1980 First Edition, soft cover, retired Library, 56 pages, color illustrated and color photos, 8.5 by 6.25, in good/ very good condition............................$30.00

CHESTER CRICKET'S PIGEON RIDE by George Selden, 1983 soft cover, illustrated, 7.625 by 5.125 inches, x-library, in good condition...$10.00

The PIGEONEERS by Anne Molloy, 1947 First Edition, hard cover with dust jacket, 180 pages, 9.75 by 7 inches, dust jacket is worn, book is in very good condition.....................................$35.00

 

The PIGEONEERS by Anne Molloy, 1947 First Edition, hard cover with out dust jacket, 180 pages, 9.75 by 7 inches,  book is in very good condition.......COPY #2.......................$35.00

PETER AND THE PIGEONS Charlotte Zolotow 1993, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 10.125 by 8.25 inches.  in very good/excellent condition....$15.00 

THE MIGHTLY PIGEON CLUB, Daniel San Souchi 2007 Hard Cover, 11 by 10 inches, new condition........COPY #2.................................$15.00

 

PIGEON OF PARIS by Natalie Savage Carlson, 1974 soft cover, 77 pages, b/w illustrations, 8 by 6 inches, condition is like new.................$30.00

HOMING PIGEONS by Herbert Zim, 1949, hard cover, 63 pages, condition is very good, (dj is worn).................................................$30.00

Homing Pigeons by Herbert Zim, Hardcover, 1954, 63 pages, aimed at youth reader, condition is very good (dj is bad).............$25.00

Pigeons Everywhere: Story and Photographs by Lilo Hess.1967 hardcover, x-library copy, 63 pages, w/ dust jacket, filled with wonderful photos, aimed at youth readers, good condition....................$20.00