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Mother Goose

Mother Goose

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A LITTLE MOTHER GOOSE, May not be noted.
1 A LITTLE MOTHER GOOSE May not be noted.
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing Co. 1949 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; (Tiny Tales) ; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; Wear to cover- see graphic; 0 14275 
Price: 13.11 USD
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2 MOTHER GOOSE Adappted by Dempster, Al, Illustrated by Walt Disney Studio
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Childs Picture Book; Mother Goose; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; MOTHER GOOSE NY Simon & Schuster 1952. VG. 8vo; 28pp; 0 5556 
Price: 13.11 USD
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MOTHER GOOSE'S GAMES, GAFFERS AND GAMMERS [G], Unknown
3 MOTHER GOOSE'S GAMES, GAFFERS AND GAMMERS [G] Unknown
Chicago The Henneberry Co 1894 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Various 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; aprox 130 pages; Illustrated with chromolithograph color frontis and b'w full page plates with colored borders. Each page has a rhyme and illustrated colored border often accompanied with a plate. No date but circa 1894. Minor soiling and rubbing to covers otherwise clean and fine throughout. RARE adt'l graphics available. ; 0 27303 
Price: 140.95 USD
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MOTHER WILD GOOSE AND HER WILD BEAST SHOW, L. J. Bridgman
4 MOTHER WILD GOOSE AND HER WILD BEAST SHOW L. J. Bridgman
Boston H. M. Caldwell Company 1900 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 108 pages; Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75". Notes: bound in pictorial cloth covers. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at top/bottom of spine and at outside corners. Covers display rubbing and light soiling. Front hinge is cracked. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Endpapers have remnants of multiple small stickers. Belongs to "Sara Shan". Small stains can be seen at fore edge of frontispiece. Pages exhibit occasional marginal smudging. A small number of pages have closed tears at bottom edge. Work is illustrated throughout with outr'e color drawings of by the author in anthropomorphic and fantastical renderings. ; 0 35180 
Price: 188.00 USD
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