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CHILDREN'S BOOKS • LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS

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One of the most popular and enduring series of children's books, the Little Golden Books line was first published in 1942. Originally published by Simon & Schuster, their interest in the line was bought out by the series printing house, Western Publishing Company in 1958. The Little Golden Books line has changed hands several times over the years, with Random House being the most recent acquirer. Due to their nostalgic demand, the look and feel of this series has changed very little since its conception; their trademark 6" x 8" hardcover format with gold foil spine reenforcement is immediately recosgnizable by anyone who grew up reading them. Some of the books published during its first year are still being reprinted to this day, with some titles never having been out of print during the last sixty-six years. By 2002, the line had 1200 unique titles to its credits, with over two billion books printed--enough, as some sources claim, to reach the moon.

ABC Rhymes by Carl Memling (1974) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by Grace Clarke and Roland Rodegast. 24 pages. SRP: 39¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #543 [Eighth Printing]
Book is Very Good.

Benji: Fastest Dog in the West by Gina Ingoglia (1978) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Werner Willis. 24 pages. SRP: 89¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #111-36 [Fourth Printingn]
Book is Fine Plus.

The Black Hole (1979) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated. 24 pages. SRP: 69¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #501 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Frosty the Snow Man by Annie North Bedford (1974) $2.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #142 [Twenty-Fifth Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

How to Tell Time by Jane Werner Watson (1971) $2.00
Softcover. Illustrated by Eleanor Dart. 24 pages. SRP: 39¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #285 [Twelfth Printing]
Book is Fine Minus.

Land of the Lost: The Surprise Guests by Kennon Graham (1975) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Fred Irvin. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #136 [First Printing]
Book is Very Good Plus. (Edge and corner wear, sticker resiudue on cover.)

Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone (1971) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Mike Smollin. 24 pages. SRP: 39¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #316 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Monster! Monster! by David L. Harrison (1975) $6.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Rosalind Fry. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #808 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine.

The Neatos and the Litterbugs: The Mystery of the Missing Ticket
by Norah Smaridge (1973) $24.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Charles Bracke. 24 pages. SRP: 39¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #515 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus. {Light crushing to the bottom of the spine.)

The Pet in the Jar by Judy Stang (1975) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Judy Stang. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #801 [Second Printing]
Book is Fine.

Rin-Tin-Tin: Rin-Tin-Tin and the Outlaw by Charles Spain Verral (1957) $5.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Mel Crawford. 24 pages. SRP: 25¢.
Simon & Schuster #304 [First Printing]
Book is Good Plus. (Several small spots of sticker damage, two
deep pencil marks on cover, some rubbing, edge and corner wear.)

The Road Runner: A Very Scary Lesson by Russell K. Schroeder (1974) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Phil de Lara and Bob Totten. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #122 [First Printing]
Book is Very Fine Minus.

Walt Disney: Santa's Toy Shop by Al Dempsterr (1950) SOLD
Hardcover. Illustrated by The Walt Disney Studio. 24 pages. SRP: 29¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #D-16 [First Printing]
Book is Fine Plus.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh Meets Gopher
by A.A. Milne and George Desantis (1976) $3.00
Hardcover. Illustrated by Walt Disney Studios. 24 pages. SRP: 49¢.
Golden Press/Western Publishing Company #D117 [Ninth Printing]
Book is Fine.


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