Old & Rare

Books of Wonder is one of the nation's leading dealers in old, rare, out-of-print, and collectible children's books. Our extensive collection of old, rare and first edition titles - many signed by the author or illustrator - are all available for purchase. What sort of books will you find here? Why anything children have loved and adults still cherish.  Prices range from ten dollars to several hundred dollars with some even in the thousands! Many people find a special joy in giving gifts from their own childhood. Antique books also make memorable holiday and birthday gifts as well as gifts for a baby's christening and other special occasions. Old & Rare Glossary
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The Borrowers Afloat (First Edition)
Price: $125.00
The Borrowers Afloat (First Edition)
First US edition and the first appearance of these illustrations (the original UK edition having been illustrated by Diane Stanley).
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (First Edition)
Price: $75.00
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins (First Edition)
First edition. Signed by the artist, Brian Selznick.
The Shadow Guests (First Edition)
Price: $125.00
The Shadow Guests (First Edition)
First edition. Cosmo, trying to cope with the mysterious disappearance of his mother and elder brother.
Story of an English Village (First Edition)
Price: $125.00
Story of an English Village (First Edition)
First edition. An ingenious, wordless book which features half page sheets.
Magicians of Caprona (First Edition)
Price: $200.00
Magicians of Caprona (First Edition)
First US edition. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.
Eloise in Moscow (First UK Edition)
Price: $500.00
Eloise in Moscow (First UK Edition)
First UK edition, having a d.w. especially designed by Hilary Knight for this UK edition far more illustrative than the US d.w.
McElligot's Pool (First Edition)
Price: $750.00
McElligot's Pool (First Edition)
The first of Dr. Seuss's books to be illustrated in full color. First edition, state D, having d.w. price of $2.50, light green boards.
The Christmas Alphabet (Limited Edition)
Price: $250.00
The Christmas Alphabet (Limited Edition)
Celebrate Christmas with this beautiful pop-up alphabet book by award-winning author Robert Sabuda
Bad Day at Riverbend (First Edition)
Price: $50.00
Bad Day at Riverbend (First Edition)
Riverbend was a quiet little town, the kind of place where one day was just like all the rest and nothing ever happened. Occasionally the stagecoach rolled through, but it never stopped, because no one ever came to Riverbend and no one ever left.
The Widows Broom (First Edition)
Price: $175.00
The Widows Broom (First Edition)
First edition. A lonely widow finds a witch's discarded broom C put there's still some magic left in the ol' broom yet!
Bud, not Buddy (First Edition)
Price: $185.00
Bud, not Buddy (First Edition)
Its 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.
Just A Dream (First Edition)
Price: $50.00
Just A Dream (First Edition)
Walter is a litterbug who does not appreciate the beauty of nature, or understand his role in keeping the planet healthy . . . until a fantastic journey shows him the tragic fate that could befall Earth if humans like him are not more careful. Are Walter
The Wretched Stone (First Edition)
Price: $150.00
The Wretched Stone (First Edition)
A lovely signed Chris Van Allsburg title. In fine condition, bound in navy cloth and blue board with bright gold decorative stamp
The Lightning Thief (First Edition)
Price: $450.00
The Lightning Thief (First Edition)
True first edition in hardcover with the original dust jacket, signed by author Rick Riordan.
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