Bienvenue dans notre vingtième catalogue.
Environ la moitié des livres de ce catalogue sont nouvellement répertoriés. Bien que beaucoup d’entre elles appartiennent à la catégorie des objets de collection et que la plupart sont des premières impressions en bon état, nous ne les sélectionnons vraiment pas en fonction du prix ou de l’attribution. Certains d'entre eux, comme Jezek Pichacek # 359 (359), le marionnette à hérisson de Kubasta ou Cecil the Camel # 380, sont amusants et difficiles à trouver. Certains, comme La D'Angeli Mother Goose n ° 333 ou la petite poupée en bois dans une boîte avec son livre n ° 398, sont de jolis exemplaires cadeaux d'anciens standards. Certains livres ont des histoires intéressantes, comme les Gourmandises de Charlotte n ° 107, ou l'histoire de Mme Gander n ° 61. Et nous aimons toujours trouver une bonne histoire qui n'est plus imprimée: Susan et les abeilles noires 135 ou La maison aux soixante placards # 41 Nous avons également une section spéciale de Play Books (et non de Toy Books) à la fin de ce catalogue, y compris un beau panorama, Animal Land # 391 et une trousse à outils très amusante, le livre Fix-It # 405.
Nos catalogues représentent le type de livre que nous proposons à la vente, mais nous proposons des titres similaires dans divers états et éditions, à la fois pour les lecteurs et les collectionneurs. Il suffit de demander. Les ouvrages du catalogue de ces dernières années sont accessibles sur notre site Web ou sur abebooks.fr, mot-clé: catalogue oldchildrensbooks.
Nous avons beaucoup plus de livres pour enfants, environ 15 000 au total. Pour les nouveaux venus sur notre liste de diffusion: nous sommes spécialisés dans le développement de collections de livres pour enfants et de livres d'images de qualité à prix modéré de la fin du 19ème au 20ème siècle. Nous incluons quelques livres antérieurs, mais toujours ceux que nous pensons qu'un lecteur enfant omnivore trouverait intéressant.
Nos livres sont répertoriés sur ordinateur avec de nombreux descripteurs. Nous sommes heureux d'envoyer des listes spécifiques par courrier ou par e-mail. Si vous êtes intéressé par des auteurs, des sujets, des illustrateurs ou des éditeurs particuliers, veuillez préciser. Nos catégories d’informatique comprennent des dizaines de mots clés, y compris diverses périodes historiques, états, animaux, cultures, etc. Nous sommes une famille de lecteurs avec une longue expérience dans l’enseignement et de petites bibliothèques scolaires. Nous connaissons donc très bien nos livres.
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Index du sujet: sur le signet ci-joint.
Codes de condition, format et références: à la dernière page de ce catalogue.
Index des artistes: vers la fin de ce catalogue.
Les livres sont répertoriés par auteur dans ces cinq sections:
LES VINGT ET AVANT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – # 1 à # 127
LITTÉRATURE JUVÉNILE MODERNE – – – – – – – – – – – – – – # 128 à # 245
LIVRES POUR IMAGES MODERNES – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – # 246 à # 384
LIVRES DE JEU: SHAPE, TOILE PANORAMA, ETC. – – # 385 à # 407
REFERENCE – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – # 408 à # 414
LES VINGT ET AVANT N ° 1 à N ° 127
Photos sur demande (beaucoup de photos sont déjà faites, mais je ne pouvais pas les faire aligner!)
1 (anon) Bilder-ABC n ° 42. Aucune donnée de publication, (vers 1915?), Couverture en papier avec illustration d'un garçon enseignant à un groupe d'enfants assis sur une bûche, le papier est collé au verso d'une carte cartonnée, 4 pages pliées, faisant 16 pages intérieures, imprimées d'un seul côté (8 pages en couleurs); dans une médaille pour le système de couronne en croix de Little et un ruban lâche pourpre; 4,25 "x 6,3".
VG; couvertures légèrement sales, deux minuscules taches ébréchées sur le devant d'environ 1/16 "; l'intérieur est vierge. 25 $
2 ABC (anon) / Gordon Robinson, G. E. Taylor, etc. Comptines et chansons de pépinière de Mother Goose, (The Nursery Book en couverture.) London: Dean & Sons, 160a Fleet Street, sd. (ca 1905?) "Monté sur du coton", planches en tissu rouge biseauté avec des titres dorés, décor noir estampé, collé sur une plaque chromée du train à fumer, des pages de garde en noir, un alphabet de 10 pages avec des bordures de couleurs à l'encre panachée et quatre pages en lithos lumineux ; aussi, mère Hubbard avec les mêmes bordures et dessins et quatre planches en couleurs, toutes les pages étant montées sur de la gaze de coton et collées ensemble; 7.75×11 "L’alphabet avec des planches assez charmantes et des gravures sur bois, des bordures, des lettres et des objets décorés; en outre, Old Mother Hubbard de Gordon Robinson avec des dessins amusants du chien. Belle couleur dans un livre bien conçu. Pas commun.
G -; nom de l'enfant, colonne vertébrale délavée, quelques taches plus pâles sur les planches, assiette nette et brillante, extrémités moyennement bosselées et usées, ffep avec déchirure fermée de 4 ", page de titre déchirée et recollée sur la gaze de coton, papier de charnière avant fissuré; sur cinq ouvertures, lecteur a renversé une tache collante de matière endommageant les pages en regard (environ un demi-pouce).
3 Ésope (Serl, Emma.) / Harry E. Wood. En fableland. NY: Silver, Burdett and Company, (1911). Planches de bronzage avec une grande illustration du roi Lion confiant avec des porteurs de train marchant dans les bois; pages de garde brunes avec des animaux traversant la campagne, dessins au lavis citron / brun ou bleu / brun, tels que publiés, 6×7,5; 168 pp. Quel plaisir cela a dû être (et serait encore) pour le lecteur débutant! 34 fables aux illustrations amusantes rappelant Rountree à un collectionneur. Bois spécialisé en illustration technique; ceux-ci sont finement dessinés et très amusants.
VG; extrémités et bords frottés dans de petites zones, heurtés; les premières pages ont des rides de lecture et une tache de sol dans la marge inférieure. 48 $ – vendu–
4 Alcott, Louisa May. Sous les lilas Little, Brown Co, 1899/1878; drap vert avec motif estampé noir, doré sur le dos. Les aventures de deux petites filles et d'un garçon se sont échappés du cirque avec un caniche, qui se sont rencontrés pour la première fois dans une aire de jeu spéciale, Under the Lilacs. Nous avons un grand choix de format original Alcott disponible.
VG; extrèmes heurtés, dorés sur l'épine terne. 25 $ – vendu–
5 Alfau, Felipe / Rhea Wells. Vieux Contes D'Espagne. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran et compagnie, 1929, a déclaré 1er; des planches en toile rouge, des pages de garde dorées à décor marron, en veste beige, rouge et noire avec des personnages de contes marchant en diagonale; large 8vo; 207 pp. L'arc-en-ciel, le crépuscule, le trèfle, les voiles, le feud, la légende des abeilles, la sorcière d'Amboto, le chant du cygne, le saule pleureur et l'arbre de la Chypre, le ver doré. Contes de toute l'Espagne, familiers à l'auteur depuis son enfance. De nombreuses impressions audacieuses de Rhea Wells.
VG / G; extrèmes heurtées, très propres et serrées avec des pages plates, dans une veste assombrissante avec des bordures tout autour, 3 éclats de 1 pouce près de la colonne vertébrale et des coins; non clippé 2,00 $. 24 $ – vendu–
6 Amande, Linda Stevens / Bess Goe Willis. Peter Rabbit et les deux terribles renards. Philadelphie: Henry Altemus Company, (1925); Des cartons gris à dos de toile rouge avec un jardin estampé vert et une assiette à coller de couleur de 2 3/8 x 3 3/8 "de lapins et de deux renards terribles; 4 1 / 2×5 1/2"; dans une veste en ivoire avec les mêmes images et la liste de Wee Books; 62 pp. Petits livres publiés aux États-Unis, pas sous copyright, dans le même format mais sans l'élégance de Potter! Ici, Peter et son cousin sont empêtrés dans deux renards bandits. La jaquette répertorie plus de 70 titres dans Wee Books.
VG / G -; Inscription de 1932, tons inégaux en pages eps et pages, sol d'une page, en jaquette très usée, frottée, écaillée, assombrissant; incld. 1,5 "puce; non coupé .50. 90 $ –sold–
7 mars de Hans Christian Andersen. Berlin: Th. Knaur Nachs Verlag, (1938), traduit par Karl Hobrecker. Planches de papier ivoire avec soldat brun flottant dans un chapeau en papier, pages de garde aquarelles avec chérubins volant à travers des nuages ensoleillés avec un rossignol suspendu en cage par un ruban rose, une veste blanche avec une aquarelle pleine de Thumbelina sur une feuille de lys; 431 pp. Étonnamment, la dernière page de garde montre un ange la nuit avec de petites cornes utilisant le même ruban rose pour suspendre un autre étouffement? chérubin par ses ailes attachées. Gravures luminescentes d’illustrations à l’aquarelle, beaucoup de textes paginés et d’autres en texte.
VG / G; bords roussis, planches minces légèrement bosselées; dans une veste très lourdement renardée avec des vêtements de bordures modérés. 45 $ – vendu–
8 Andersen, Hans Christian (Lillian Day, adaptateur) / John Taylor. Les contes de fées d'Andersen. NY: Hyperion Press et Duell, Sloan et Pearce, 1946, impression précoce ou première. Planches de toile grise, nombreuses illustrations en couleur tirées d'histoires sur papier de fin, 7.5×11.6 ", dans une veste grise avec une image en couleur de la femme du pêcheur avec un couteau dans une main et un soldat dans une autre; 56 pp. Heureux, vif, presque cartoon -comme les illustrations en couleurs plates se glissent dans ces pages.
VG / G; coins endommagés, dans une veste uniformément souillée avec des rousseurs sur les plis blancs, petits éclats; non clippé 2.50. 25 $
9 (anon) / M. Boutet de Monvel. Chansons de France pour les petits francais. Paris: Librarie Plon, (1928); avec arrangements musicaux de J. B. Weckerlin; planches de calicot à fleurs rouges avec un bouquet de fleurs doré, feuilles de fond grises; oblongue 9×10.5 ", 22.9×26.8cm; 48 pp. La Verdi, La Verdon; La Pêche des Moules; Tremp'ton Pain, Marie; Gentil Coq'licot; Mon Père a Donne un Mari; Compere Guilleri, Monsieur Dumollet; Malbrough, La Bergère, Le Roi Dagobert, Cadet Rousselle, Nous Etions Dix Filles à Marier; Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs; Ratapataplan; Dame Tartine; Le 21 août, Margoton va-ta l Eau; En Revenent d'Auvergne; Chanson de la Mariee; la Cloche, il y avait sieurs; Il était une barque, Chanson du Matelot; Cendrillon, La Palisse. Tous avec de magnifiques frontières et illustrations.
G; nom, tissu usé aux extrémités de la colonne vertébrale et quelques bouts de coin, couleur très brillante à bord du tissu, pages de garde tachetées Assombrir le papier avec des pages plates et propres. 45 $ – vendu–
10 (anon). Merry Legs L'histoire d'un Gee-Gee. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Londres: Ernest Nister, nd (vers la fin des années 1890?), Imprimé en Bavière; des planches à papier émaillées et doublées de tissu avec deux fillettes en tabliers chevauchant un double cheval de bataille à deux roues; pages de garde à motifs verts, quatre dessins chromolithos et sépia dans le texte; 3,25×3,75; np. Au total, un petit livre chéri. (Voir l'illustration en couleur à l'intérieur de la couverture.)
VG +; Noël 1907 sur ffep; planches s'assombrissant de façon inégale, maintenant très beau. 75 $
11 (anon). Joyeux Temps: des pages agréables pour tous. Boston: De Wolfe Fiske & Co.,  Early Printing, imprimé par S. J. Parkhill, Boston; papier glacé ivoire avec illus en couleur. de petits enfants jouant autour de Maypole à l'avant, fille tenant des fleurs à l'arrière. Pages de garde à motifs fins marron sur ivoire, 8 chromolithos, ainsi que des photogravures et de petits dessins en texte; 4to; en veste grise avec héliogravure de trois enfants jouant au bateau sur un tapis devant, petit héraut à l'arrière; np. Une anthologie typique de son époque avec des lithos de bonne qualité. Cette veste fragile et ancienne a gardé l’illustration du tableau très brillante
VG / Fair; pointes de coins usées, éclats sur les coins inférieurs des couvertures frontales, veste très usée sur les bords assombrie, plis sur le dos, éclats de pouce aux extrémités et aux coins de la colonne, déchirure de 3 "; non coupée ,. $ 190
12 (anon). Old Mother Bunny. Akron, Ohio, États-Unis: Saalfield Co .; (1915); deux fines pages couleur crème en forme de carte, avec des pages en couleur de couverture et des pages intérieures étirées en couleur, les autres pages en contour et type bleus avec des accents blancs sur les illustrations; environ. 10.6×5.5 ". Sur les deux couvertures, un grand lapin, déterminé, aux chaussures rouges et à l'expression maniaque, attaque une carotte avec son couteau à éplucher; à l'intérieur, sur des pages simples, des dessins d'époque représentant des lapins vêtus, au centre deux copies de Peter Rabbit de Beatrix Potter (avec une gentille mère!) et une famille de lapin naturaliste.
VG; la colonne vertébrale est frottée dans la couleur et fendue de 1 "au bas, l'extérieur un peu tonique, très lumineux, propre, non froissé et sans marque. $ 55
13 (anon). Les quadrupèdes d'Amérique. Boston: Cotrell, sd; planches miniatures bleues avec motif doré sur la colonne vertébrale; 3,25×2,6; 191 pp. Aucun enregistrement de ceci n’est en ligne, cependant il existe un Quadruped de taille et paginé similaires publié par Miller à Philadelphie en 1847 et plus tard par Peck et Bliss 1851 à 62; Puisque Cottrell a fait des réimpressions, il s’agit probablement d’une réimpression datant des années 1850. Magnifiques gravures et texte intéressant.
G +; un peu incliné, roussant surtout les 14 premières pages, usure jusqu'aux extrémités de l'épine dorsale, pâle trace d'humidité jusqu'au coin extérieur inférieur sur la plupart des pages, maintenant n'a jamais été complètement ouvert, propre et plat. 100 $
14 (anon). Terrain et jardin en bordure de route: images, histoires et poèmes. Glasgow: Blackie and Son, Ltd. sd (vers le milieu des années 1920); illustration de couverture de deux enfants en train de nourrir une jument et un poulain; pages épaisses, 16 planches en couleurs avec texte au dos, 10×13.5 ", 0.75" d'épaisseur, np. Un album de divers écrivains et artistes pour enfants, y compris Stanley Lloyd et Topham, avec des planches en couleurs représentant la vie à la campagne et de beaux jardins.
G +; usure des bords et des extrèmes de la planche, décollement un peu, terre de page intermittente, mais généralement plate et propre. 75 $
15 (un an) / Frederick Richardson. L'histoire de la petite poule rouge / L'histoire de la vieille femme et de son cochon. Philadelphie: The John C. Winston Co., (1930), La série Cheerie de Sunshine Books pour Little Tots; Planches illustrées de papier bleu avec animaux de la basse-cour, jaquette identique à celle des planches, feuilles de fond de basse-cour, oblongues 5.75×4.75 "; np. Contes d'histoires opposés à des images colorées.
VG / VG; la jaquette et le livre sont frottés sur les bords; la veste a un bord supérieur léger de 1/8 "ou moins. $ 45
16 (anon). "par elle-même" Mémoires d'une poupée de New York. New York: Société de publication catholique de New York, 1880/1880; Planches de toile rouge avec bordure noire estampillée et titres dorés, pages jaunes, deux illustrations, 4×6.2 "; 91 pages. La vie d'une poupée très élégante. Un peu sur la culture de la poupée dans les années 1880, pas un tract.
VG +; la colonne vertébrale en arrière a été frottée et la saleté au bas du tableau, une infime puce de 1/16 po dans une marge de page, tout le reste droit et plat, dorée brillante. $ 55 –sold–
17 Appleton, Honor C / HCA. La mauvaise Mme Ginger. New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, The Dumpy Books pour enfants, septembre 1902, planches de bronzage du premier jour avec plaque ovale de Mme Ginger saisissant ses chatons, pages couchées simple face, 4×5,6; 95 pp. Un roman d'aventure pour les petits enfants avec quelques phrases sur chaque page faisant face à une simple illustration colorée. Anne était une gentille petite fille de six pouces de hauteur; elle a grandi dans les soins d'une chatte jaune appelée Mme Ginger. Quand plus de chatons sont arrivés, Anne a été envoyée pour attraper des souris et des oiseaux à manger. Anne ne le ferait pas. Elle a pleuré et a pleuré. Pas étonnant que ce livre ait été usé! Premier livre de l'auteur.
La bande de retenue manque, bien que la gaze ne tienne pas mais se desserre, les planches sont assombries, le papier se ramollit mais n'est ni froissé ni marqué. 85 $ – vendu–
18 Mille et une nuits / Willy Pogany. Plus de contes des Mille et Une Nuits. New York: Henry Holt 1915/1915, 1er; de la traduction de l'arabe d'Edward William Lane, arrangée pour les enfants par Frances Jenkins Olcott; planches en tissu rouge avec décorations dorées, pages de garde bleues avec silhouette de caravane, 12 assiettes, telles que délivrées, y compris les façades; ruban vert, 8vo; 274 pp. Fantastiques illustrations dans les tons des anciennes légendes.
VG; coins endommagés, ruban détaché, ouverture mais pas de fil visible près du papier de couverture, dos doré très pâle; pages et assiettes plates et propres. 65 $ – vendu–
19 Arnim, Elizabeth Beauchamp von. Elizabeth et son jardin allemand. Londres: Macmillan, 1900/1898; 1ère édition illustrée, planches de drap vert avec scène de jardin, titres dorés et règles noires, bord supérieur doré, avec 12 illustrations en héliogravure avec garde de tissus capturées à partir de photographies de l'auteur; papier vergé; 8vo; 225 pp. Journal de jardin et œuvre féministe, de l'auteur de April Baby's Book of Tunes. Très belles photos.
VG; une page a été réinsérée maladroitement, légères bosses aux extrèmes, colonne vertébrale légèrement fanée, sinon très agréable, dorure et planches lumineuses, pages plates et propres. 40 $ – vendu–
20 Asbjornsen, P. C / Kay Nielsen. Est du soleil et ouest de la lune. NY: George H. Doran, une réimpression de l'édition de 1920 (1914 fut la première US à être illustrée); planches en tissu jaune orangé biseautées avec lettrage rouge, pages de garde décorées avec une frise supérieure et inférieure de trolls et autres créatures, avec 25 planches colorées à basculer publiées dans l'édition de 1914, toutes les pages bordées et de nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte, 6.5 204 x 9 po. Histoires choisies parmi les récits de Norske Folkeeventyr d'Asbjornsen et de Moe, tirées pour la plupart de la traduction de Dasent. Élégamment surnaturelles, mais fidèles au paysage et à la culture paysanne du Nord, ces illustrations sont magnifiques.
VG + / 0; Mai 1927, inscription sur la deuxième page de garde, légère et même tonique, sm. bosses aux extrems. 480 $
21 Bainville, Jacques / Job. Petite Histoire de France. Visites guidées: Maison Alfred Mame, vers 1930, aucune autre indication d'empreinte. Des cartons illustrés colorés à dos de toile bleue; grand quarto; papiers peints décorés; papier souple, 16 planches de couleurs pleines avec de nombreux illus dans le texte; 160 pp. Histoire de la France, principalement militaire, pour enfants, d'après une histoire populaire pour adultes publiée en 1926.
VG; les extrèmes sont bosselés et usés ou effilochés, le dos plissé, le sol léger au dos blanc. 75 $ – vendu–
22 Barrie, J. M. / Arthur Rackham. Piter Pan dans les Jardins de Kensington. Paris: Hachette et Cie, nd (traduction de 1907 – mais cette édition commerciale sera publiée plus tard) / 1902, composition anglaise à Édimbourg; traductrice en français non mentionné, planches de soie verte avec Piter de bébé doré estampé, assis sur un champignon et jouant de la pipe à casseroles, carreaux dorés sur la colonne vertébrale; des papiers peints verts, le livre contenant une carte imprimée de Kensington Gardens, 24 planches légendées gardées et légendées, des initiales décoratives et deux petits dessins, John et Nana, en texte; 8vo; 120 pp.
G; bords frottés par endroits, légères usures des autres coins et bords, dégâts des eaux causés par le coin inférieur du panneau avant et, légèrement, jusqu'aux premières pages, marge marginale incluse; les pages sont plates et propres, à l'exception de celles d'environ six où les petites fleurs, la plupart encore là, ont été pressées. 132 $
23 Beard, Lina et Adelia B. Beard. Ce qu'une fille peut faire et faire, de nouvelles idées pour travailler et se divertir. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904/1902; planches décorées de drap rouge et olive, 8vo; 391 pp dont 620 figures originales et autres dessins textuels + 4 annonces pp. "Ce nouveau siècle, qui entraîne la forte, saine, indépendante et athlétique fille américaine, impose de nouvelles opportunités pour l'exercice de l'esprit et du corps. La débrouillardise et le désir de faire des choses pour soi sont des traits américains qui se sont fortement développés les filles comme chez les garçons. " Volume d'accompagnement de l'American Girl's Handybook (recommandé par Louisa M. Alcott). Une merveilleuse collection, du chapitre un, Que peut faire une fille avec un marteau et une scie, à travers une arche de cacahuète, un festin miniature d'objets sauvages, un poisson d'asclépiade, un ananas en forme de pomme de pin. Egalement des règles pour les jeux incluant le basketball féminin.
G -; nom net de 1906, attrayant chromo d'époque en forme de blanc Liberty; charnières fissurées et filet visible à l'avant et à l'arrière, lâches mais tenaces, extrémités et bords usées, planches et bords assombris, une plaque lâche et très usée. 48 $
24 Berthoud, S. Henry / Dargent. La cassette des sept amis. Paris: Garnier Frères, Bibliothèques-Éditeurs, 6 rue des Saints-Pères et Palais-Royal, 215. tp. 1869. Imprimé par Simon Baon et Cie Rue d'Enfurth, 1. 256 pp. Planches de cuir pressées lourdes, dos moulé. cinq panneaux à décor doré, tous les bords sont dorés, eps de soie arrosée, papier couché, fragment de ruban bleu, sept "gravures hors texte" avec du tissu. Nombreuses vignettes sur bois 8vo. Une collection de neuf histoires, contemporaines et historiques. Pas didactique.
Bon +; la colonne vertébrale brillante et non portée, les planches souillées avec des vêtements de bord très lourds; plaques et tissus en très bon état; brunissement intense à soie, brun clair et quelques légères rousseurs partout; plaque d'identification déchirée. 60 $
25 Beskow, Elsa / EB. Enfants elfes des bois (Tomtebobarnen). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932/1910, probablement 1er US, traduit par Zita Beskow. Des cartons gris avec une colonne vertébrale en tissu marron avec des enfants elfes scrutant un grand rocher couvert de mousse; papier couché imprimé des deux côtés. Réédité sous différents titres avec différentes illustrations de couverture. Les Early Harpers ont une belle qualité d'impression.
Malheureusement, une déchirure de la taille d'un quart au centre d'une des plaques au centre du livre, sinon VG + avec des bosses mineures et des frottements dans les coins et à l'intérieur plat et propre. 310 $
26 Beskow, Elsa / EB. Le nouveau costume de Pelle. NY: Harper & Brothers, (1929), imprimerie américaine; traduit par Marion Letcher Woodburn. Planches grises, colonne vertébrale arrondie à dos d'aqua, avec une image en couleur de Pelle mettant son nouveau pantalon sous le regard des moutons, titres bleu profond et décorations florales, publié sans pages de garde gratuites, page de titre similaire, 12.8×9.2 oblongue; 14 pages. Ce grand livre a été bien imprimé aux Etats-Unis. Les efforts de Pelle le conduisent de "mouton à chiffon" alors qu'il gagne son nouveau costume, issu d'une ferme suédoise traditionnelle. Les enfants de Beskow ont été modelés sur ses cinq fils.
G + / 0; inscription sur le papier de couverture avant fixe, dos crème assez sale, coins endommagés, extrémités frottées, photo de face et intérieur propre. 25 $
27 Biggle, Jacob. Biggle Orchard Book: Les fruits et les vergers glanés de la corbeille au panier, réunis sous forme de livre. Wilmer Atkinson, (1906,1912), 3e édition, 30e mille. Planches de toile bleue avec des décorations rouges et noires, 3.75×5.5 ". L'un des très attachants livres de la bibliothèque Biggle Farm Library, des petits livres simples" qui disent au lecteur curieux ce qu'il a besoin de savoir – ni plus, ni moins. "Illustré de photographies, de croquis et de planches de fruits colorées. VG; coins bougés et frottés. 25 $
28 Braun, Isabella (adaptateur de cousin Fannie). Contes pour la jeunesse et jeunes filles de l'Oncle Curioso (Contes pour la jeunesse de Curioso). Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Co, 1858 / c.1857, probablement le 1er matin, d'après Jugendblatter d'Isabella Braun de Munich en 1854. Planches estampées en bleu avec des titres dorés et une épine dorée illustrée, 8 lithographies coloriées avec ce qui semble être coloré à la main accents; 8vo; 183 pp + 8 pp catalogue. Des scènes finement dessinées aux couleurs délicates, qui sont probablement extraites des éditions allemandes de Jungenblatter. Les histoires morales chrétiennes ont des intrigues intéressantes.
G; Février 1858 nom du propriétaire, papier bleu ébréché de 1/16 "d’extrémité de la colonne vertébrale, coins usés de la carte, bords et planches frottées; toutes les sections de début et de fin très rugueuses. 80 $
29 Bronte, Charlotte / Carolyn Dinan. La recherche après le bonheur.
Simon & Schuster, 1969, tel que publié, 1er avril; fac-similés du manuscrit en jaune-orange sur marron; 48 pages. Écrit par Charlotte Bronte en 1829 à l'âge de 13 ans et maintenant illustré en couleur. F / VG +; en veste coupée. 15 $
30 Bulwer-Lytton, Edward / White. La courtoisie de Master Fox. Philadelphie: Ashmead & Evans, 1866, 1er; arrangé pour les enfants par O. D. Martin; planches en tissu bleu biseauté à lettres dorées et à rameaux à tête de renard, six planches avec titre en couleur, 5 7 / 8×7 5/8; 32 pp. Tiré du livre de Bulwer-Lytton, Les pèlerins du Rhin (1834), et basé sur diverses légendes de la région. Martin inséra quelques remarques moralisantes dans une histoire intéressante de Reynard. Le chien noble, courageux et pas trop rusé est le héros ici!
VG; extrémités frottées et heurtées, un peu frottant à travers la couleur sur les plis de la colonne vertébrale; garde de tissu double offset très attrayante et peu attrayante entre titre et frontis; quelques rousseurs partout. 95 $
31 Burgess, Gelett / GB. Le répertoire Goop. Délinquants mineurs célèbres pour leurs méfaits et servant d'exemple exemplaire pour tous les enfants vertueux. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1913/1913, 1er; cartons de papier rouges à panneaux blancs, 5.6.75; 79 pp + 1 pg annonces. La première page est un index des délinquants: Argyll, Marmaduke ….. Parler en mangeant ….. Page 6; Beal, Nancy …… Jeter des objets ….. page 8. Chaque page a un poème à gauche et une illustration en regard. Freddie Fisher était assez agité / Quand il venait manger sa croûte! / Souvent, il le jetait par terre, / Espérant que sa mère ne le sache pas.
G -; nom blanchi, bords très bosselés et écaillés, sol léger en plaques blanches, tâche d’eau au coin avant et au bord arrière pendant environ 1/2 "; dans les deux cas, seule la marge de la plaque à coller est affectée, pas le pages de garde; ouvre librement, pages plates et propres 95 $
32 Burgess, Gelett / GB. Pourquoi être un goop? Une école primaire de comportement et de goût pour les enfants. New York: compagnie Frederick A. Stokes, 1924/1924, 1re; planches en tissu rouge avec une grande assiette de Goops dans la communauté; 6,25 x 8,5; 159 pp. Chaque diffusion contient une petite histoire et un poème faisant face aux illustrations ci-dessus.
VG; dos et bords assombris, extrèmes bosselées, coins inférieurs usés à la carte, très belle plaque, pages plates et propres. 110 $
33 Burnett, Frances Hodgson / Reginald Birch. Sara Crewe ou ce qui s'est passé chez Mlle Minchin. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924/1890; drap bleu avec une grande plaque colorée de Sara pleurant dans le grenier, frontis a une plaque colorée de Sara partageant son chignon à l'extérieur de la boulangerie, quelques autres illustrations en noir et blanc, bord supérieur jaune, jaquette identique aux planches, 8vo; 114 pp. Une petite réimpression attrayante, relativement moderne.
Veste NF / Good avec bordure supérieure, déchirure de 1 ", aucune perte de papier, propre; non coupée 1,00 $. 36 $
34 Carroll, Lewis. Alice au pays des merveilles et de l'autre côté du miroir. New York, "Compliments de l'hôtel Taft, New York", Tarry au Taft "; pas de date, pas de publicité si probablement plus tard; avec dessin déco noir sur couverture d'hôtel jaune orange, 8vo; 236 pp. Une belle nouveauté Alice, sur Le papier de pâte à papier semble avoir été décoré dans la vingtaine au début de la trentaine, mais ceux-ci ont été publiés au cours de nombreuses décennies. À l’intérieur, elle est réservée au crayon est réservée à Miss Emmons. " Cela nous fait penser à de vieux films! D'autres titres, tous en jaune orangé, étaient Meurtre à la rue Morgue, Une étude en rouge écarlate, Le dernier des Mohicans … "Construit en 1926, le Taft était l'un des meilleurs hôtels de tourisme de la ville. Le Roxy Theatre a ouvert ses portes l'année suivante, et l'ancien Madison Square Garden, situé sur la Huitième Avenue, au 50ème rue, a contribué à la stabilité des affaires. " NYT Après une période difficile, il renaît dans les années 90 sous le nom de Michaelangelo Hotel. VG +; lumineux, extrem sl bumped. 15 $
35 Carroll, Lewis / Peter Newell. La chasse au snark et autres poèmes. NY: Harper, 1903/1876, 1re pour illustrateur. Planches en papier vélin ivoire avec titre et titre en vermeil, lettres manuscrites sur le dos, fronts colorés, 39 assiettes en demi-teinte d'ombre, bord supérieur en dorure, bords en dentelle, décorations de bordures de pages vertes par Robert Murray Wright; xiii + 248 pp. Inclut également des poèmes de Sylvie et Bruno. Les images sont une émeute!
VG; Des planches de vélin assez blanches, la colonne vertébrale s'affine de manière inégale, des ombres sur le papier de couverture avant libre de la veste (inexistant), des coins bosselés et des coins inférieurs usés. 125 $
36 Carroll, Lewis (Ludovici Carroll) / John Tenniel. Alicia à Terra Mirabili. New York: St. Martin's Press, (Londres: Macmillan) 1964, 2e impression; traduit en latin par Clive Harcourt Carruthers; planches bleues en tissu beige avec White Rabbit, pages de garde bleues avec carte, 8vo; 116 pp avec glossaire.
Veste à pinces VG / VG +; signature du propriétaire précédent sur le titre à moitié, livre en bon état mais plié à environ 3/8 "; veste avec dos foncé et sol léger. $ 18 –sold–
37 Carroll, Lewis (Ludovici Carroll) / John Tenniel. Aliciae par Speculum Transitus. New York: St. Martin's Press, (Londres: Macmillan), 1966; traduit en latin par Clive Harcourt Carruthers; cartons de papier rouges, pages de garde avec Alice passant à travers un miroir, 8vo; 133 pp avec glossaire.
F / VG + veste à découpes. 30 $ – vendu–
38 Carrolliana: Richards, Anna M., Jr / AMR, Jr. Une nouvelle Alice au vieux pays des merveilles. Philadelphie: Lippincott, 1895, 1er, sd. Planches rouges avec bordure en ligne aveugle et évêque au dos, portrait estampé doré d'Alice portant une couronne à l'avant, titre de la colonne vertébrale dorée, bord supérieur doré; 8vo. Une continuation précoce d'Alice. Alice Lee rencontre les personnages principaux dans des histoires prévisibles. Les photos sont prises de Tenniel, à l'exception de celle d'Alice elle-même, qui est un enfant plus ordinaire mais agréable à regarder.
VG +; Noms de crayon, très légères mouchetures jusqu'au bord inférieur du tableau, rides de lecture occasionnelles $ 110
39 Chamson, André / Madeleine Charlety. Histoire de Magali. Paris: Paul Hartmann, (1930), 5ème édition; Aulard Imprimeur; des planches en tissu vert avec un cartouche doré portant le titre et Magali debout devant son école; des pages de garde vert et bleu vif montrant Magali debout sous un arbre et des rangées de créatures venant vers elle; 8.5×11 ", 21.6×27.9cm; 52 pp. Soixante photos de Magali, avec ses petites jambes et son visage comme une petite pomme rouge. Magali prend la place des mauvaises petites filles et garçons dans leur propre maison, et elle en prend leurs jouets à la maison avec elle. Magali peut descendre de ses montagnes et parcourir toute la France, ses petites jambes sont si rapides!
VG; colonne vertébrale très décolorée, coins endommagés, fine ligne sur le panneau avant 1 "; papier assombrissant, ouverture inégale. 90 $
40 Chaucer / Warwick Goble. Chaucer du lecteur moderne. NY: Macmillan, 1912, 1er ainsi illustré, mis en anglais moderne par John S. P. Tatlock et Percy MacKaye; glossaire et notes. Planches en tissu bleu foncé avec des motifs dorés élaborés sur la colonne vertébrale et le panneau avant, encadrant la scène océanique de la flotte, bord supérieur doré, autres bords non découpés, pages de garde blanches avec procession bleue, grandes 8 couleurs, 32 plaques colorées telles que fournies; 607 pp + annonces.
G +; extrémités et plis de la colonne vertébrale très frottés, se carder sur un coin, puce dans la marge de la plaque page 556, marqueur en croix sur le papier de finition arrière fixe. 130 $ – vendu–
41 Enfant, Frank S. / J. Randolph Brown. La maison aux soixante cabinets, une histoire de Noël pour les jeunes et les vieux enfants. Boston: Lee et Shepard Publishers, 1899/1899, 1er; des planches d'oliviers avec un bébé assis sur un gros chien, un chat noir et la petite Ruth fixant les cadeaux de Noël radieux du juge derrière la porte du placard; un chat dans une armoire avec une bougie sur la colonne vertébrale; 8vo; 216 pp. Le juge construit une maison et son épouse insiste pour que soixante placards (armoires) accueillent les nombreux cadeaux qu'elle offre à tous. Des années plus tard, une famille de pasteurs enthousiastes avec quinze enfants vient habiter à la maison. Le juge et son épouse sortent de leurs portraits pour se joindre à l'amusement scandaleux, un rapport franc de chaque garde-robe sur leur nouvelle vie et une visite nocturne de la ville dans une série de garde-robes reliés tirés par une chèvre. Une histoire surprenante au tournant du siècle.
G +; nom de l'enfant très soigneusement organisé sur le papier de couverture fixe; la dorure sur les planches supérieures est brillante; extrèmes bosselées et moyennement usées, inclinaison de 1/16 ", salissures légères et adhérentes aux planches, papier de charnière fissuré soigneusement réparé, et dégâts d’humidité dans le coin inférieur arrière, non visibles sur le papier de couverture, pages de terre sur les premières pages, déchirure à la marge, faible pages plates et propres. $ 38
42 Coolidge, Susan / F. Merrill. . Une douzaine ronde. Boston: Roberts, 1890/1883. Aqua cloth binding with bronze and gold stamping; 298 pp. A collection of stories for young children: Queen Blossom, Toinette and the Elves, Jean's Money and What It Bought. With six pages of ads for Susan Coolidge's books.
VG; a little faded and rubbed, bumps to extremities. 45 $
43 Cowper, William /R. Caldecott. . The Diverting History of John Gilpin. London: George Routledge & Sons, "One of R. Caldecott's Picture Books" nd, white card with full colour picture on the front. on the back a man holding two signs for the author and artist, gilt all around, 4.5×5.4; 31 pp. A miniature book, with very fine lines and exact coloration.
G+; white card evenly soiled, tiny chip from edge, wear to extrems and corner missing 1/4", crease; interior darkening and early pages foxed, colour bright; one shilling. $90
44 Darwin, Bernard and Eleanor Darwin. Mister Tootleoo 1 & 2. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1932/1924,1927; reprinted with black and white pictures; grey-blue boards with red titles, red fish spine, and red fish in water, deep red endpapers; 7.5×10"; np. Two stories about Mr. Tootleoo, the sailor, his family, the Cockyollybirds, and his home on a desert isle. A funny tale told in rhymed couplets with a drawing on every page.
VG; small 1967 inscription on first blank page, matte boards show even soil, flat clean pages yellowing with light foxing in margins, opens unevenly but no visible binding problems. $65
45 De la Mare, Walter /Pamela Bianco. . Flora, a book of drawings. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co /(London: W. Heinemann 1919), 1st US; printed in Great Britain by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Ltd. Silver grey and white vellum paper, flexible boards with silver grey titles and Bianco "Flora" drawing; 8 col. drawings, frontis tissue creased; 8 7/8x 11 3/4; in brown paper jacket with navy drawing of dancing children across top; 45 pages. A London exhibit of Bianco's work in 1919, when she was 12, inspired de la Mare to write this collection of poems. The book is in the form of an album with 8 gold framed coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings, including a self portrait. From a noncirculating children's special collection: plate glue traces, small label shadow on title page and two small impressed library stamps, no other collection marks.
NF/VG; book pristine, mostly uncut, in jacket with light bumps & interior tape to spine ends, light margin crease, tiny repaired interior pull tear; very flat, clean, unclipped, no price or text on flaps. $95 –sold–
46 Deihl, Edna Groff /EGD. The Little Chick That Would Not Go To Bed. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1924; #946, (1922) full colour illustrated paper boards hen and chicks in coop and on the back the view from the other side out the coop door, 8.75×10.75"; np. Peep, peep said the little chicken, "I'm going to stay up all night!" Pictures of the little chicken visiting all the farm animals in rich full colour on every page.
G+ in Fair box; previous owner has filled in cartouche, spine paper has cracked all along hinge, a little bowed, illustrated boards and interior nice; box plate a little darker than book but nice, box top edges repaired, one side missing, box bottom strong. $85
47 Deihl, Edna Groff /EGD. The Little Dog that Would Not Wag His Tail. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1922; #944, full colour illustrated paper boards, Noodles looking over the fence on the top board and the view from the back on the bottom board, 8.75×10.75"; np. Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly, just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners.
VG in VG box; spine paper lightly wrinkled, but strong for these books, box edges a little faded, but no box splits at all, overall a lovely copy. 150 $
48 Deihl, Edna Groff /EGD. The Little Kitten that Would Not Wash Its Face. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1922; #945, (1922) full colour illustrated paper boards with bad little kitten hiding behind a tree and same kitten from behind on back; large black and red pictures on each page, 8.75×10.75"; np. The chauffeur gets a mother cat to be a mouser in the garage, but one of her kittens is not well behaved.
G in Good box; previous owner has filled in cartouche, book has wear to spine ends and half inch missing paper, eps discoloured, a little bowed, illustrated boards and interior nice; box plate a little darker than book but nice, open corners repaired with archival tape, edges rubbed, bowed. $110
49 Dickens, Charles (Dickens, Mary Angela and Edric Vredenburg) /Harold Copping and Frances Brundage, E. M. and M. F. Taylor. Little Paul Dombey and other stories, Children's Stories from Dickens. London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd, n. ré. (ca 1910); beige paper boards, with green and brown design, and circular paste on plate of invalid child and sister at seashore, 4.25×6.5; 61 pp plus 3 pp ads for Gem Library Series. Retold by Dickens' granddaughter, this volume contains Little Paul Dombey, the Little Kenwigs, and Pip's Adventure; generously illustrated with woodcuts from other editions.
VG+; light spot on front board corner; darkened rectangle on both free eps from binding. 25 $
50 Dodge, Mary Mapes /Maginel Wright Enright. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates. David McKay, 1918, early printing with these illustrations; large 8vo., grey cloth boards with blue titles and border and large pasted on full coloured plate of Dutch domestic scene; yellow endpapers with blue medallions of Holland; teg; decorated frontis + eight plates as issued (no tissue guards); 345 pp. A lovely edition, with a spirit of the Netherlands in Enright's paintings.
VG; light bumps to corners and rubs to spine ends, binder's wrinkle to cloth on both boards, sm. spot on spine, ow very clean, flat, unmarked as to boards and pages. 35 $
51 Farman, Ella The Doll Doctor and Other Stories. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, Franklin St., Corner of Hawley; (1877); orange -red pictorial cloth boards with charming gold, black and marine blue illustrations, on the front a vignette of a little girl an her doll, and below a child doctor approaching a house with a barking dog on the steps, on the back, within a vignette, a ship sailing on the sea and below little cats and a bird playing; 7 engravings produced for this story; bright pictorial cloth treated with Forbes Process, Boston; 4.75×7"; np. The longest two stories center around the kindly figure of Miss Chatty, who, determined not to leave her home after her parents have died, opens a doll hospital for well-to-do children. When two little street children appear with their pennies and some cast off china doll heads, she decides to give each poor girl in her town a beautiful new doll. Interesting for its attitudes toward the poor. (See coloured illustration inside front cover.)
VG; rubs on edges and creases to bright boards, light foxing throughout, some light page soil and wrinkles. $155 –sold–
52 Ferguson, Harrison Wader, D. D. S. /HWF,DDS. A Child's Book of the Teeth. World Book Company, Revised and Enlarged, (1918,1932). A little army of teeth with red coats and brushes marches down the cover of this book. The author provides good advice throughout with drawings of the little tooth army and with diagrams. An excruciatingly clear description of toothache.
VG+; bright and clean. 28 $
53 Ferry, Christine, ed. Dainty Work for Dainty People. Philadelphia: American
Book and Bible House, (1902); green cloth boards with mother and her children in the lamplight in red, black, brown, and gilt; decorated gilt titles; 7×9.5"; 268 pp. Easy and Practical Lessons in Embroidery, Lace Making, Knitting, Crochetting and Fancy Work of All Kinds, Profusely illustrated with over 600 Half-tones, Colored Plates, and Line Drawings, Together with Departments on Kindergarten Work, Painting Plays and Home Entertainment, including First Steps in Embroidery, Mat Weaving, Folding, Paper Cutting, Interlacing, Designing, Clay Modeling, Painting, Drawing, Games, Plays, Tableaux and Charades by Alberta Cline The well-known Kindergarten Teacher. An eye-opening view of the handwork skills expected of little girls and the steps taken to develop them a century ago.
G; spine ends worn, corners worn and bumped, front hinge cracked, first few pages partially loose, all pages darkening, $70
54 Gates, Josephine Scribner. One Day in Betty's Life. Bobbs-Merrill, (1913). Brown cloth binding with gold and white decorated title, little sketches of the child and margin decorations, oblong 11.6×9; c 44 pp. Music by Mary Turner Salter. Ten small incidents from the life of a little girl of about three, each dotingly described `and followed by an interpretive piano piece. By the author of the Live Dolls books. Uncommon.
VG; rubbing, bumping and wear to extrems; badly bumped bottom corners, occasional page soil. $85
55 Gellibrand, Emma Lewis. Why the Robin's Breast is Red. Fleming H. Revell, Publishers, 1906, probable 1st; white cloth backed paper boards, green below, and with full photo of birches by a lake on top, grey top edge, other edges rough cut, endpapers with passages from the book in red borders, varied margin designs on all pages and some small drawings in text, in glassine wrapper, in white box with title and author cartouche; 5.5×7.75"; 96 pp. By the author of J. Cole. Not really a children's book, as it is about marital problems and unrequited love in the bird world, but pretty; the birches on the cover are just as bright as when the books was new.
Fine in VG glassine wrap and box; book is extremely clean, unread; glassine wrinkled, not creased, and edgeworn across top and chipped at extrems, white box darkening, one corner of top split and repaired with archival tape. $48
56 Goldolphin, Mary. Sandford and Merton in Words of One Syllable. NY: McLoughlin Brother's (sic), Publishers, nd. Tan cloth with bright coloured blue, brown, and red illustration of Hal removing snake from Ned's leg; gilt titles, text in two columns, 6 chromolitho plates; 144 pp. After a scene in which Hal, a farmer's son, saves Tom, a rich merchant's son, from a snake, Tom is taken to be educated with Hal on the lines of Rousseau by a local clergyman, Mr. Barlow. From an early children's book written by Thomas Day in 1783.
57 Graham, Duff. Peter Rabbit at the Farm. New York: Platt & Munk, 1935/1917 (Altemus), #600-3; red cloth boards with black titles & drawing printed; pumpkin eps, in white jacket, w colour picture, not plate, of Peter and geese; 4.3×5.7"; 62 pp.
F/VG; unopened; darkening jacket w. wear to extrems to 1/8"; covered 0.40 price. $50
58 Graham, Duff. Peter Rabbit Went to Sea. New York: Platt & Munk, 1935/1917 (Altemus), #600-2; blue cloth boards, black titles & drawing printed; green endpapers, in white jacket with colour picture, not plate, of Peter and his bundle; 4.3×5.7"; 62 pp.
F/VG; book is unopened; darkening jacket w 1/8" wear to extrems; covered 0.40 price. $75
59 Graham, Duff /DG. Peter Rabbit's Christmas. NY: Platt & Munk Co; (1935, 1917 Altemus); Green "Terek Washable Leather Cloth" boards with black stamped candle border design and coloured plate of PR on rocking horse, coloured endpaper illustrations, 4 3/8 x 5 3/4, in white jacket with same front design, title lists (all 1935) on back. One of a collection of books republished in 1935 as Wee Books for Wee Folks with coloured illustrations on every spread. (see also Almond).
VG/VG; some page soil, spine ends faded, in jacket with light edgewear all around, 3" tear along flap crease, half inch closed tear on back; unclipped 0.35 $55
60 Grover, Eulalie Osgood /Bertha Corbett. The Overall Boys. A First Reader. New York: Rand McNally, 1930/1905, Edition of 1930; 7.5MN-30; blue cloth with black titles and large plate of boys gathered around a stump, ready to work on the farm, probably not by the original illustrator; small coloured original illustrations in text; plain endpapers; no author note. Pictorial cloth with red and blue picture of boys on a wall; endpapers with Overall Boy/Sunbonnet Baby poem, 7.1×9.25"; 119 pp. The boy counterparts of the Sunbonnet Babies have simple adventures, increasing somewhat in reading difficulty; told in large print with full coloured drawings. With words and music for "The Overall Boys in Brigade." Lovely condition.
VG; clean, bright boards with slightly bumped corners, spine a bit faded, light reading wrinkles to early pages. $58
61 H. A. H. (Henrietta Anne Huxley) /N. H. (Nettie Huxley). Mrs. Gander's Story. London: Macmillan, (1882); red cloth boards, gold titles, with two white geese; gold titles on spine; pages are all of grey paper with red print and drawings; oblong, 9×5.75; 40 pp. Two geese have a good gossip over tea. Mrs. Yellowbill, the gossip, pumps Mrs. Gander, the vain mother, to get as much exciting information as she can about the Gander marriage. An odd little book with geese who stay in character and funny little pictures sometimes covering a wordless spread. Illustrated by Nettie Huxley (Roller), an international singer and the daughter of Thomas Huxley and the poet Henrietta Anne Huxley, who probably wrote this book. Hard to find.
G+; bumps and wear to all extrems, even soil to boards, pages very flat and clean. $135 –sold–
62 Hazard, Willis P., (copyright by) /Kaubach, from his designs. The Story of Reynard the Fox. NY: Leavitt & Allen, 1861/c. 1860; Dark brown blindstamped cover, with gilt Reynard, bear and cat dancing, yellow endpapers, 6 plates with pale blue background areas, details handcoloured, probably commercially but inexpertly, 5.75×7.5"; 31 pp. (nice 19th c sewing advertising card with whippet glued in) A version of the Reynard/Renart cycle first published in England in the late 1400's, which begins with the trial scene and the chickens bringing in their murdered daughter on a bier. Quite a lively contrast to the moral tales available!
G; finely penned 1860's Christmas inscription, corners bumped and rubbed to card at tips, spine ends bumped, cover dusty, small snipped chip on margin of free front endpaper, pages darkening, lt. sol. $65
63 Hoffmann, Dr. Heinrich /HH. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder. Loewes Verlag, Frankfurter Originalausgabe, (1844) 20th c reprint. A nice bright reprint of this classic, with crisp pages printed on two sides and clean matte boards, pleasantly browning on front.
VG; sl bumps to extrems and bottom corners worn through, small pull tear on front. 20 $
64 Hoffmann, Heinrich /HH. Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige geschichten und drollige Bilder fur kinder von 3-6 Jahren. Frankfurt am Main, Rutten & Loening Verlag, "Originalausgabe" 584 Auflage (584 thousandth printing, c early 1930's?). tan card covers with red spine and corners, little parade of characters on the back, front pastedown "Wie der Struwwelpeter enstandt" from the 100th printing anniversary of 1881, back pastedown an advertisement for other books by Hoffman; pages are all heavy double card, making this book nearly 1" thick, and are connected together with a taped gutter by publisher; 10.25×7.7" 0.8", 19.5x26x2.3cm; np.
VG; half inch tear to top of vulnerable spine, else a lovely copy with just a bit of darkening on all margins, spine bright, pages very clean, and flat. $65
65 Hugo, Frederick /FH. The Turtle Ferry Boat. Los Angeles: Smith Publicity Co. (1929), reprint. Orange cloth with white paste-on plate with red accents of Turtle Conductor and surprised rabbit, endpaper spread has "Alder Bottom Stories" on fence with animal characters, 12 b/w illustrations, 5.3×7", in yellow jacket identical to boards; 128 pp And other stories about the Alder Bottom Folk Brother Possum's Slide, The Fairy of the Big Pond, Brother Possum Becomes Detective. The satirical Alder Bottom Stories are set in the Western United States in a protected forest area.
VG/G; in darkening jacket with tiny chips to spine ends; top one inch of jacket spine removed, causing darkened area on spine but boards and block otherwise very nice. 50 $
66 Johnston, Annie Fellows. Georgina of the Rainbows. Britton, 1916, 1st.
VG; 1916 gift inscr & bkplate, lower corners sl bumped. 35 $
67 Jordan, David Starr /"corrected and illustrated by the children" The Book of Knight and Barbara, being a series of stories told to children. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899/1899, 1st; red silk cloth boards, orange and black stamped horse and "Old Baldy" chasing behind on top board, on bottom "Old Baldy"s and Lion, many children's illustrations in text; 8vo; 265 pp. The author, an ichthyologist and the first
president of Stanford University, was persuaded to tell the stories he had told his own children to other groups. While he was absent at the Bering Sea Commission in 1896, two Stanford Education students circulated the stories among more groups of children in California and Washington DC, who drew the many pictures in this volume and critiqued some of the plots. Of great interest for the drawings, taken from more than a thousand samples.
VG+; corners worn through at lightly bumped tips and at one tiny spot on bottom edge, tiny tears at spine ends, all less than 1/16"; all else extremely clean and straight. $65
68 Josephine. Our Children's Pets. London: S. W. Partridge, 9, Paternoster Row, (1866?: 1865 dated drawings – 1869 inscription), 2nd edition, first or early printing, printed by George Watson; Red blindstamped cloth boards with laid in and gilt framed plate of singing English robin in foliage, each endpaper has engraved border and four publications listed, 7×8.5; 160 pp plus 8 pp cat. A collection of short stories and poems about household and farm pets, with numerous etchings both full paged and in text by Harrison Weir, J. A. Fitzgerald, J. Foster, A. Knight, J. Johnston. A splendid robin!
G; plate very deeply coloured and bright, bottom edges and corners of boards rubbed, crack and tiny hole along spine; pale blue watercolour stains(?) near margins of front boards; very light foxing throughout. 52 $
69 Keller, Gottfried /Ida Berisch. Gedichte. Wien (Vienna): Carl Konegen, 1922. Ivory paper boards with coloured medallion title, doubled pages, 3.8×4.75". A tiny book with eighteen short poems in German and six very fine bright ink & watercolour illustrations, margins decorated in green pattern and black and white drawings in text.
G+/0; paperboards darkening with noticeable stain along top front, edges worn all around. $38
70 Kipling, Rudyard. The Just So Song Book. Doubleday, 1924 on tp/1903. Olive green cloth with black stamped elephant child blowing music from his trunk; 7.25×9.5, 62 pp. Set to music by Edward German.
NF/G+; soft cream dw shows soil, edgewear at extrems, 1/2" closed tear at spine top. $28
71 Knox, Thomas W. The Boy Travellers in Mexico: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to Northern and Central Mexico, and Yucatan, with a description of the Republics of Central America and of the Nicaragua Canal. NY: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1890 on title page, c. 1889, preface dated 1889. Light mauve cloth covered boards with russet and black touches, gilt "Aztec" pictorial band across top of front and spine, gilt titles, gilt calendar stone, scorpion, 2 map endpapers, many diagrams, photos, and engravings; 7×9"; 552 pp + 4 pp ads. A view of US attitudes toward Mexican culture at the end of the 19th c, with graphics on almost every page, and informative dialogue alternately by the Boy Travellers, their companion, Dr. Bronson, and the people they meet.
G+; board edges and creases rubbed all around, one tip only rubbed through, fore edge has been lightly bumped in a half inch by quarter inch area, affecting about 50 pages. 35 $
72 La Fontaine /Felix Lorioux. Fables de la Fontaine. Paris: Hachette, 6/1929, probable first thus illustrated; green cloth backed illustrated paper boards, the top with Fontaine reading from red book to two children, gold background across the top for red and black title, the bottom glazed green, endpapers with small overall design in black and red of the Fox and the Crow, 12.7×9.8", 32×25 cm; 72 pp. In the same format as his Perrault of 1927. Wry, comic illustrations of Aesop's tales with very simple text. The animal and insect expressions are a delight! A lovely copy of this book. (photo from 2nd copy.)
VG; a little light foxing on bottom margin, scuffed lower right corner bent at 2cm, partially rubbed to white on edges, to card on other corners; rubbed and finely scratched on back but no loss of green colour; spine smooth, straight, tight, no name or other marks. $460
73 La Fontaine /Nathalie Parain. Fables de la Fontaine. Paris: La Bonne Compagnie, 1946, limited edition 1576 of 3500 (the first 50 in a special edition with an original watercolour); rebound in half leather, brown calf with nine bands in a contemporary design, brown marbled paper boards, brown marbled endpapers (smaller pattern) gilt titles, teg, ribbons, spine of original softcover bound in volume two, two full page watercolours and small coloured illustrations in text; Vol I 207 pp, Vol II 259 pp. A beautiful set with peaceful pictures of the French countryside published just after the war.
VG; in elegant script, a lovely quoted verse to the recipient Paris 1963 on one of three blank pages following the endpaper, essentially unread, tight in binding with white pages. Vol. I , bottom edge scuffed to white, all corners worn to card, calf spine perfect; Vol II, same with less corner wear but with grating to 1/4" along rear joint of spine removing polished layer of leather. (Tres bon etat) $525
74 La Fontaine /Simonne Baudoin. The Fables of La Fontaine. Grosset & Dunlap, (1957), early printing; translated from the French by Marie Ponsot; green cloth backed patterned paper boards, 8.9×12; c 30 pp. Beautiful lithographs in a Grosset original.
VG+/G -; extrems sl bumped; in edgeworn jacket with crease down back, two inch and three inch creased tear affecting title, original cello lamination on jacket lifted 2×2". $22
75 Lang, Andrew /H. J. Ford & Lancelot Speed. The Blue Poetry Book. London: Longmans, 351891, 1st. Dark blue cloth with gilt tracery.
Good only; spine faded, spine edges and tips and board corners worn; gilt design and gilt edges rubbed; front hinge shaken; 1891 inscr. on flyleaf; a few pages lt. foxing; no other marks. 35 $
76 Lang, Andrew /H. J. Ford & Lancelot Speed. The True Story Book. London: Longmans, 1893, 1st. Original dark blue cloth gilt stamped, with man with sword hailing frigate on front and finely drawn Moctezuma on spine, gilt all around, rounded spine, black endpapers; 8vo; 351 pp. Twenty-four historical adventure stories, some, like the retelling of Prescott on Cortez and Moctezuma, quite long, with few pictures. Nice to think that Billy, David, and Nancy read and reread this book many times.
G; period plate with bears and green children's names, quite loose in binding, bottom edges and spine ends very rubbed and worn away, gilt bright. 40 $
77 LeFuel, editeur. Almanach dedie aux Dames pour l'an 1828. Paris: LeFuel chez Delaunay, 1828, white leather with fine gilt borders and spine, gilt all around; short ribbon marker; in similar gilded leather sleeve, with 160 pages of poetry and short prose followed by the Table of Contents, then a page for every month with Souvenirs, or Memories, blank pages following, beautiful dark steel cut engravings, the frontis of Blanche of Castille, tissue guard; 4.6×3" or 7.5×12 cm; 164 pp + scrapbook. An elegant little volume in a rare matching sleeve.
G+/G -; box sleeve; the spine of the book is darkened and cracked on the joint from inserting it into the sleeve, some foxing in center section, otherwise all is fine, probably unread; the sleeve has darkened and there is a 2" portion of a cup ring. $95
78 Marzials, Theo & Walter Crane /Walter Crane. Pan-Pipes: A Book of Old Songs. London: Routledge, 1883, 1st. Rust cloth backed glazed paper pictorial boards with bevelled edges, showing large pipe design and illustrated letters, oblong,12.5×8.75, 52 pp; decorated endpapers. With accompaniments by Theo Marzials, illustrated by Crane, engraved and printed in fine and delicate colours throughout by Edmund Evans. Traditional ballads and love songs rather than nursery songs.
VG; clean, edgeworn boards and spine with corners bumped and worn, light foxing in lower margins throughout. $170
79 Mathews, Joanna H /Ida Waugh. Belle's Pink Boots. NY: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1881/1880, 1st printing; green cloth boards stamped with black design and gilt decorations and figure of a girl, pink title, blindstamped on back, green endpapers, gilt all round, 16 chromolithos, 6.25×8.4"; 200 pp. A summer story of a neighborhood of little girls, in a very pretty binding with moderately clear chromolithos.
VG+; rubbed board edges, binder's fine crease on board rubbed for 1.25"; gilt nice on spine and unusually bright on boards, interior lovely. $165
80 Maurois, Andre /Jean Bruller. Fatapoufs & Thinifers (Patapoufs et Filifers, Fattypuffs and Thinifers.). New York: Henry Holt and Company,(1940/1930); translated by Rosemary Benet, blue cloth boards with dark blue vignette, endpapers with large coats of arms of each county with captions, coloured lithos in text on every other spread; 8×11.25; 93 pp. The classic story of a silly war. Written originally for the author's boys, and illustrated in 1930, with bright, deep lithos and wonderful details by Bruller (Vercours) "surprisingly intelligent and painterly drawings" A. M.
VG/0; edges and extremities rubbed, one thin scratch to font 2", top corners quite bumped, foxing on one page ow boards, endpapers, and pages flat and clean. $350
81 McKenna, Dolores /DMc Yellow Bill's Adventure. New York: Sam'l Gabriel, (1923); red cloth backed illustrated paper boards with duck at a crossroads; geese on endpapers, half tones and coloured pictures; 6.75×9.25; np. A longer story of a little gosling's journeys.
Fine in G+ box; clean, straight book in box with corners of top lid repaired. $65
82 Meigs, Cornelia /Berta and Elmer Hader. The Wonderful Locomotive. New York: Macmillan, 1946/1928, 15th; black boards with red titles and locomotive, coloured frontis plate, double page spread plate, and another plate; 8.75×7.75, 105 pp.
NF/VG jacket; extrems a bit rubbed, in bright but edgeworn jacket with on inch tear, about 6 closed half inch tears, but no loss of paper; unclipped $2.50. 35 $
83 Miller, Thomas. The Young Angler. New York: Sheldon & Company, Bessie's Country Stories, 1870/1868, US printing; green cloth blindstamped boards, four illustrations; 3×4.5; 60 pp + 4 page book list. Rambling thoughts on the natural history of the English countryside, pleasantly expressed for children, not a tract.
VG; finely penned name fep, extrems sl bumped, lt soil along edge of top board; endpapers darkening, pages flat and clean. 40 $
84 Montgomery, D. H. The Beginner's American History. Boston: Ginn & Company, 1902/1892; red cloth with black titles, 5×7.5"; 258 pp + 18 page appendix containing index and bibliography, 2 pp ads. By an author of a series of American history text of increasing difficulty, this one upper elementary. They are, or were recently still in print.
VG+; two 1/8" pale spots on back, top corners slightly bumped, no names, spine gilt very bright, straight, clean, unmarked. $20 –sold–
85 Mother Goose /Edna Cooke. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. NY: Cupples & Leon, 1930, early printing; navy cloth boards with gilt titles and moon with MG riding her gander, endpapers with ivory vignettes from rhymes, 11 coloured plates and coloured title page on coated paper; 8vo; 384 pp incld index. Approximately 550 short rhymes with some illustrations in text. The plates have the text of one stanza below the picture. Note: many plates are not facing the page listed, clearly as published.
VG; April, 1934 inscription, spot and scuffing is visible on back upon close inspection, a nice clean copy. $100
86 Mother Goose /Ernest Griset, et al; Engravings by Brothers Dalziel. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs , on top board Mother Goose's Melodies Set to Music. New York: McLoughlin; nd (ca 1880's?); music by J. W. Elliott; decorated glazed paper boards, top and bottom, with Mother Goose in glasses and a bright red shawl, picking out tunes with her webbed feet; red and gilt titles; yellow endpapers, 8vo; np. ( 54 tunes) Tunes to the familiar rhymes, only a few being lyrics by Elliot himself, which have been tried out on Elliot's children and selected for interest and a child's range. Each song has a fine engraving as a large header. Some of these tunes are the ones used today, some not, but all are singable. This book was reprinted many times in different bindings, this probably an early version.
G; 1987 name on fep; rubbed paper spine damaged for one half inch at bottom, corners and edges rubbed through to card, one 4" gutter tear; small modern repaired tear on cover, pages darkening a little but very flat, unmarked, and clean. $35
87 Mother Goose /R. Caldecott. R. Caldecott's First Collection of Pictures and Songs. London: Frederick Warne & Co.; nd; grey cloth with riders carrying banners of the songs within; pictorial spine; 8.25×9.25; np. Queen of Hearts, John Gilpin, Babes in the Wood, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Mad Dog, Three Jovial Huntsmen, The House that Jack Built.
G+; wear and soil to spine top, corners quite bumped, pasted down endpapers have pull tears to margins (from former cover?), opens freely, interior clean and unwrinkled. 40 $
88 Mother Goose /R. Caldecott. R. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs. London: Frederick Warne & Co.; nd; grey cloth with all characters at a garden party; pictorial spine; oblong 9.5×8; np. The Milkmaid, Hey Diddle Diddle, Baby Bunting, The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate, A Frog he Would a Wooing Go, Come Lads and Lasses, Ride A Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare, Mrs. Mary Blaze, The Great Panjandrum Himself.
G+ light wear and soil to spine ends, corners bumped, pasted down endpapers have pull tears to margins (from former cover?), opens freely, interior clean and unwrinkled. 40 $
89 Mother Goose /Jessie Willcox Smith. The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose: a careful and full selection of the rhymes. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company (1914); previously c.1912, 1913, 1914 by Good Housekeeping Magazine; pictorial endpapers, size, and inscription indicate first printing or year of publication. Black cloth with full paste on plate of Mother Goose in straw bonnet sheltering two children under her wings, peach endpapers with white geese and babies in mob caps, 12 coloured plates as issued and numerous drawings in text; 12×8.75 large oblong; 173 pp. A real treasure, which has been read and cared for. Catherine Patricia Bray has very carefully lettered her name and the date, Dec. 25, 1914, with black and red ink (some seepage) in deco style. Her light pencil guidelines are still evident.
G; name ffep verso, cover plate w two 1/4" chips and many fine scratches & rubs, but not on children's faces; spine unreadable; corner tips frayed; 1.25" closed tear on frontis margin; loosening a little, but pages are very flat and clean. $750
90 Mother Goose. The Only True Mother Goose Melodies, an exact reproduction of the text and illustrations of the original edition published and copyrighted in Boston in the year 1833 by Monroe & Francis. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1905; ivory cloth backed ivory decorated boards, top and bottom, with title and Mother Goose sitting by her goslings' cradle, in jacket identical to boards with blank flaps, top edge brown, with a 12 page introduction by Edward Everett Hale, followed by a reproduction of the book; 100 pages, ending with Wee Willie Winkie, 4.75×5.74. A turn of the century of the New England classic 19th c Mother Goose collection, first assembled by Thomas Fleet from his Goose mother-in-law in 1719, and, in this version, edited by Monroe and Francis in 1833 w the Goose Family history.
VG/G; quote from Julia Ward Howe and Boston 1928 on endpaper, all extrems bumped and corners rubbed, otherwise very tight, flat, and clean; in jacket with all edges rubbed, 2 1" closed tears, overall light even soil. $50 –sold–
91 Mother Goose. (Eulalie Osgood Grover) /Frederick Richardson. Mother Goose. Chicago: P. F. Volland Company, Popular Edition (1921); illustrated paper boards, not plate, endpapers with geese and lavender and green design, geese bordered pages and plates with rhymes in cartouche; 9×11.75"; box cover identical to book cover. Card for Old, Old Tales Retold from Volland laid in ($3.50! in box!).
NF/ Fair box; book has charming Christmas rocking horse sticker on fep, ow fine; box with pieces of sides missing, nice illustrated box top with all over flecking, functional bottom with repaired corners. $75
92 Mother Goose (Grover, Eulalie Osgood) /Frederick Richardson. Mother Goose. Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co. 1915, blue cloth boards with gilt titles and inset cutout plates of Mother Goose and three children; full colour geese endpapers, 108 pp, each with a large full colour picture and a rhyme inset, decoration in margin on every page, 9.2×12.2". The classic American mother goose.
VG; faded (original blue to grey) spine and in margins of boards, inset illustration and gilt bright, some light soil spots; ow a nice unwrinkled copy with very light handling soil in some margins, index page has 1.5" tear and has probably been reinserted. $225
93 Mother Goose (Humphrey, Maud) /MH. Favorite Rhymes from Mother Goose. NY: Stokes, 1891, probable 1st; grey boards with blue and white titles, watercolour of little girl in pink dress with goose on her shoulder, one sided watercoloured pages on toothed paper, 9×11"; 12 pp incld title page. Very delicate, pale lithos of watercolour pictures, not chromolithos. Dec. 1891 inscription
G -; boards rubbed, top & bottom edges largely worn through to card, extrems bumped, quarter inch by half inch chip on paper at spine base exposes cloth; three inches of front hinge starting; pages very flat with only occasional soil. $450
94 Mother Goose (Le Mair, H. Willebeek) /HWleM. Nursie's Little Rhyme Book. London: Augener and Philadelphia: David McKay ; title list contains Grannie's, Mother's, Auntie's Nursie's, Nursery Rhymes, Little Songs, Schumann. Coloured calico paper boards with round panel with girl brushing doll's hair, 10 coloured plates; 6×4.5" oblong; ca 34 pp. These small format books contain the illustrations and songs of the two large books, with smaller scale pictures.
G; all edges rubbed though to white, corners through to card, pull tear 1/4", other small rubs and soil, shaken but not cracked. $85
95 Mother Goose (Piper, Watty) /Eulalie, etc. The Brimful Book (Mother Goose, Animals, and A.B.C). Platt and Munk, Deluxe Edition, (1929 BAUM), 7th edition std.; orange cloth w large colour plate with brown stamped borders, 4to; c 74 pp. A republication of Piper's Mother Goose 1922, Animals, and A.B.C. illustrated by Eulalie, C. M. Burd, and W. Gurney in deep colour. "Editions", perhaps meaning "printings", printed before 1939 (18th) are rare, and this one retains an earlier 20th c feeling in its colour quality and format.
VG+/0; bottom front corner bumped, spine a little faded, remnant of little bookstore stamp on rear fixed endpaper, all else clean and unwrinkled, generally in unusually nice condition. 210 $
96 Mother Goose. Trueman, Thomas. . The Nurse's Rhyme Book, a new collection of Nursery Rhymes, Games, Stories and Jingles. Philadelphia: George B. Zieber and Co., 1847; red cloth blindstamped boards with gilt titles, yellow endpapers, 6×9"; 112 pp. 143 Rhymes. Taken together with the volume published in the previous year by Zeiber they comprise "all that is valuable in this particular department of juvenile literature." Most are one or two to a page with varied decorative borders and lovely small engravings. Some longer ballads and many unfamiliar rhymes and variants here. The later Smith editions are in World Cat, but this, presumably first, edition is not.
G+; head of spine torn to 3/4", fep missing, soil and pale ink spots to boards, 3" crack on spine back, light foxing throughout; tight in binding and otherwise clean. 500 $
97 Nicholson, William /WN. Clever Bill. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977/1926, 1st this facsimile reproduction, red cloth boards with Clever Bill stamped, decorated endpapers, 10.1×7.4" oblong; yellow jacket with full colour decorations all around, 22 pp. Clever Bill, a soldier doll, races to catch up with Mary's train at Dover. A simple book about a toy's love. "Clever Bill, I have long felt, is among the few perfect picture books ever created for children.." Maurice Sendak, from jacket flap.
F/F; as new, unclipped 5.95. $25 –sold–
98 Nusbaum, Aileen /Margaret Finnan. Zuni Indian Tales. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932/1926, 2nd printing; red cloth boards, white endpapers with Zuni in corn ceremony, in olive green jacket with red and black Katchinas; many black and white prints, some double spreads, no colour; wide 8vo; 167 pp. Nusbaum's small son Deric was adopted by the Zunis, and as he sat as the feet of the elders of the tribe and listened to tales, she was able to record them.
G+/G -; jacket; large stamped bookplate on fep, very clean boards with about 1×1/4" of moisture damage on bottom corner of top board, not extending to interior; tight clean, unwrinkled pages; edgeworn, torn jacket with old tape mends; still front and back are bright and nice enough and there is little loss of paper. $45
99 Olenius, Elsa, ed /John Bauer. Great Swedish Fairy Tales. Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, A Merloyd Lawrence Book, 1973, first US edition (c 1966 Albert Bonniers Forlag, Stockholm); translated by Holger Lundbergh. Ivory cloth boards, dark blue backed with blue horse and rider stamped, gilt border line, yellow top edge, blue textured eps, 8vo, jacket front blue starry sky with princely rider and spear; 238 pp. A well designed book of old tales illustrated with facsimiles of the works of Sweden's great John Bauer (1882-1918), whose work is so richly imagined, and so hard to find in the original. NF/VG; in lt soiled dw rubbed a 1/2" on extrem creases. $95
100 Olfers, Sibylle von, English text by Helen Dean Fish /SvO. When the Root Children Wake Up. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, n. ré. New Edition; red boards with large pasted on plate of root children playing in the tall grass, peach endpapers with silhouette of children in parade; 9×11.75", np. A nice later copy of this American edition with full colour illustrations of the little children at work and play.
VG/0, spine foot bumped, light bumps to top corners, interior clean and unmarked. $35 –sold–
101 Pedley, Muriel /Horace J. Knowles. The Land of Goodness Knows Where. London: Newnes,(1923) early, no date. Red cloth; 117 pp. A very period fantasy with Walloping Wangalou,Queen Flippits etc. Intro states "Dear other children,.I love them all, please love them too,and p'r'aps you may be invited and have nice adventures." Nice colour frontis of little people with odd headdresses.
G/0; spine faded. $55 –sold–
102 Peedie, Jean Murdoch /Berta and Elmer Hader. Donald in Numberland. New York: Rae D. Henkle Co., 1927, probable 1st; black paper boards with Donald and his number friends; aqua endpapers with white number design, coloured pictures throughout, 6"x8.5"; np (ca 64 pp.) Interesting as one of the five 1927 books with which the Haders began their long career and also as an imaginative math fantasy. Since he is paying no attention at all to his arithmetic, Donald is swept into Numberland by the number people. There he learns how to work with numbers and begins to enjoy the process. Lively 20's pictures in blue, black and hot pink throughout.
Fair; because the loose spine paper has been glued down for 2" making it stiff to open, edges worn and corners worn through, small margin tears, paper clean but aging. $25
103 Phillips, E. C. /H Meyer. Hilda and her Doll. London: Griffith and Farran ; New York: E. P. Dutton (Dutton ads bound in) 1883/1881 US printing; red boards with black decorative stamping and a picture of Hilda reading in her outdoor school bower, yellow endpapers, 5×7.5"; 160 pp + 16 pages of ads. I assume this is a second printing because the first, at U of Ohio, was stamped in gilt, black, and red on blue cloth whereas this is stamped in gilt and black only. It also has these letters at the end 3M – 3/83 – S. Hilda played happily in her Granada, West Indies home, unaware that she was soon to be sent thousands of miles away, to France, to school. Her father felt the experience of "finding her level" would be good for her character, but for a long time she was miserable at school. Her classmates teased her for the wonderful gift her nurse had given her, a beautiful handmade West Indian doll. The international flavour of this book keeps it from being a Sunday School tract.
VG; 20th c bookplate, boards bright, spine a bit dull, corners bumped, a little soil on back, opens loosely, & rear hinge cracked, clean. 55 $
104 Potter, Beatrix /BP. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. London: F. Warne & Co.; 1972/1908 as book, grey paper boards with pasted on plate of Jemima, blindstamped border; endpapers with characters in the border; white jacket with same illustration, 9 on spine, titles on back through Lindner's books; 4.25×5.6"; 59 pp. A nice little copy with good colour and a paste-on plate, in gift condition.
F/F.; no names, no flaws, clean and straight. 28 $
105 Preston, Chloe /CP. The Chunkies' Adventures. London: Humphrey Milford;
n. ré. [ca 1920’s]. Orange cloth with stamped black borders and large plate of policeman leading Chunky children and dog, white endpapers with Chunky people, 5 col plates; 8.3×9.75", in white jacket with same illustration and red title, little drawings on spine; np. Round Chunky children decide to take the horse and go out to visit their uncle by themselves. Quite cheerful and funny writing. One of a hard to find series by the author of the Peek-a-boos. Chunkies title list.
G/G -; top corner bumped, spine end worn, moisture damage back board; board edges, page edges, & endpapers foxed; in very edgeworn, soiled dw with two large chips on top edge, 2.5×1.5, 2.5×2, affecting title. Front plate and plates in lovely condition, large jacket illustration and pages nice; unclipped, no price. 550 $
106 Rabier, Benjamin /BR. Les Msaventures d'un Chien. Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov 1, 1907. Cloth backed full coloured plaid paper boards with smiling dog head, 12.5×9.5; 64 pp. Comic events in the life of a happy-go-lucky dog of uncertain breed with many drawings, half in colour.
G; bottom edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers edgeworn with six inch closed tear, spine soiled and bumped, interior slightly toned at margins but nice. 95 $
107 Samary, Jeanne /Job (Jacques-Marie Gaston Onfray de Breville). Les Gourmandises de Charlotte. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie, 1902/1890 (ref. BimK); preface by M. Edouard Pailleron. Yellow cloth backed green glazed boards with vignettes of Charlotte: tiny, overstuffed, and healed; on the back, Zozor, the pug, sitting in a cracked sugar egg; 8.25×11.3", 21×28 cm; np. Charlotte, a rather spoiled little girl of four years, decides she will eat nothing but sweets. As the doctor predicts, she becomes smaller and smaller, going through all sorts of adventures until at last she reforms and vows to eat everything in sight. That doesn't work either, and she resolves at last to eat a healthy diet. Wonderful pictures of a stubborn little girl in her elegant surroundings. Written very amusingly by a young mother. Samary was also an actress in the Comedie Francaise and a subject of Renoir's paintings; she suffered a violent death at the age of 33. Job's charming paintings are in a lighter style similar to Boutet de Monvel.
G -; boards and spine are worn, bottom corners bent, darkened and soiled, binding is loose with threads showing, paper darkening a bit, but clean and flat; dark foxing on one spread from an inserted paper, now gone; in general, read and reread but treated with care. $235 –sold–
108 Scull, ed. Salesman's Dummy: Good Times at Home/Roosevelt's African Trip/The Story of Our Presidents from Roosevelt to Taft/Sunday Half Hours with the Children/Christmas Joys for Little Girls and Boys and Alphabet in Colours. Scull, (1909); both outside covers are "Good Times for the Home," 4to; sample pages of all five books bound as one volume with their front boards, containing photos, chromolithos, drawings, the whole being about 1" thick. Salesman's sample dummy. Quite a view of turn-of-the-century home entertainment!
G+; exterior boards quite bumped at extremities and darkened, interior boards very bright though worn on edges, some paper is browning, rear hinge cracked; wrap of last book perhaps reinforced with cloth tape. $115
109 Sedlacek, Hanus /Rudopf Mates. Nursery Rhymes from Bohemia. New York: Robert M. McBride Company, Original Bohemian Edition published by Teachers' Publishing Co., Prague, printed by V. Neubert & Sons, Prague-Smichov through Raf. D. Szalatnay, translator, New York, (1929); verses by Anna V. Winslow; blue cloth backed blue paper boards with large yellow mums in vase containing title; yellow green bordered endpapers with basket of flowers in center, 9.4×12"; np. Little rhymes, some of which must be traditional, on brightly bordered pages with intricate bordered illustrations of traditional country life in primary colours. (See illus inside front cover.)
VG; rubs to white on board edges and corners and very slight scuffing near edges, else very bright and clean. 225 $
110 Segur, la Comtesse Eugene de, (Sophie Rostopchine) /Marie-Madeleine Franc-Nohain. The Misfortunes of Sophy (Les malheurs de Sophie) First Series, Volume One. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936/1857, 1st American thus illustrated, from the illustrations of the French edition by Maison Alfred Mame et Fils; translated by Honor & Edgar Skinner; black cloth backed white paper boards, large illustration of Sophie's nursemaid trying to get her stockings and shoes on, on the back Sophie crying on the couch, four coloured plates and many black and white drawings in text; 8.75"x11.25"; 47 pp. What perfect illustrations for Sophie, a lively, hot-tempered, greedy little girl living a privileged life in France almost two hundred years ago! Sophie found herself in the midst of many woes of her own making, like the time she decided to salt her mother's goldfish and cut them in little slices. "In a word, she was a naughty child – but she became a good one." First of the four volumes as published with the Franc-Nohain illustrations.
VG; light even soil on soft white paper boards, corners very bumped and worn through, all else clean and flat. 90 $
111 Sidney, Margaret /Jessie McDermott. Phronsie Pepper: The Last of the Five Little Peppers. Lothrop, 1897, 1st edition. Green cloth elaborately stamped, gilt titles and children, red accents; 437 pp. A pretty edition of this series about a poor but contented family.
Very Good (VG); clean, slight bumps to extremities. 55 $
112 Silsbee, Mrs. Willie Winkie's Nursery Songs of Scotland. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859, (entered in 1858); blue cloth boards with stamped design and gilt titles, brown endpapers, 5.25×7.5"; 94 pp. Mrs. Silsbee has made available verses written for Scottish children a few years previously, trying to retain "the racy terseness so often weakened by a translation." The work of William Miller, Alexander Smart, James Ballantyne, Alexander Rodger, George Donald, Alexander Laing, William Ferguson, and John Crawford.
VG; pencil 1869 inscription, large bookplate of a 1928 owner, shiny area on spine, perhaps from his cataloguing label, wear to corners and espc spine ends, pages darkening a bit, tight, straight, and clean. 140 $
113 Spyri, Johanna /Maria L. Kirk. Cornelli, a Story of the Swiss Alps. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1921/1920, 1st Am with these illustrations, Deluxe Edition (not the Gift Edition) with additional illustrations and decorations; translated by Elizabeth P. Stork with an introduction by Charles Wharton Stork. Red cloth with quarter buff back and stamped gold children, teg, with 14 tipped in col plates as issued on buff mats, light grey endpapers with decorated borders and small pictures, 4 different spreads of light green page decorations; 275 pp.
VG+/0; just a touch of rubs to tips and soil spot on bottom edge, a lovely copy. 55 $
114 Stahl, P. – J. (Jules Pierre Hetzel) /Lorentz Froelich (Frolich). Mademoiselle Pimbeche. Paris: J. Hetzel, Rue Jacob, Biblioteque du Magazin d'Education et de Recreation, 1871/1868; Charles Emile Matthis gravures; in white boards with red leatherette spine, on the top board, Erique toys with her soup; on the bottom board is a long title list through La Revolte Punie and ads for the magazin (15 vols published), 17 pages. Delightful, large illustrations tell the story of an unbearably bossy and fussy little girl, who is sent to live in the countryside for a week by her wise mother. Though she resists at first, she becomes a simple and natural child. Stahl ends with a plea to send the poor children of Paris on country vacations.
G -; boards very darkened, corners very worn and bottom corner bent, edges worn to card, spine ends damaged for about 3/4" (1.5cm), pale foxing throughout to otherwise clean, flat pages in tight binding. $55
115 Stevenson, Robert Louis /Roger Duvoisin. A Child's Garden of Verses. NY: The Heritage Press, 1944 thus illustrated/1885; introduction by William Rose Benet. Red cloth boards with large white panel with children on parade, blue and white border, yellow edges all around, 8.25×10.75; full colour endpapers and jacket with little pictures from poems all around on yellow background; 112 pp. A familiar volume in the 40's and 50's. Very lively pictures, many in bright, flat colour. This edition includes The Child's Garden of Verses, The Child Alone, Garden Days, and Envoys.
VG+/VG; slightly rubbed board edges, in lightly soiled jacket with very rubbed folds and spine, extremities bumped; unclipped 3.00. 30 $
116 Tinsley, Henry C /HCT. Little Tommy Stuffin. Staunton, VA: Schultz, 1904. (published as a newspaper item in 1875) Blue horizontally striped cotton material, 5.4×7.75"; 15 pp. A Christmas Story for Bad Little Boys and a tongue in cheek story about how Kris Kringle cured spoiled Tommy Stuffin with a hot mustard plaster. An amusing fabric binding that appears stuffed, with a plate with red-haired Tommy on it. No interior illustrations. The author's Observations of a Retired Veteran was published the same year (Civil War).
VG; a little even soil & fading to cloth, plate has small side nick and pressure marks. $75
117 Tuer, Andrew W. Stories from Old Fashioned Children's Books. London: Leadenhall Press, 1898-99, 1st edition. Navy cloth with gilt picture and title, top edge gilt, small 8vo: 510 pages including ads. Reproductions of earlier little books.
VG; corners and spine ends somewhat rubbed & bumped, small nick in spine, insert intact.
118 Tynecky, Jos. Hais / Otakar Stafl. Bratri Mravenci, pravdive vypsani mnoha probehu ze zivota broucku motylu a mravencu. Prague Praha, Czechoslovakia Ceskoslov: Podniky Tiskar a Vydav, 1920/1919; Slovakian language edition, tan cloth backed paper boards with top board glazed with delicate picture of insects and thistles; white endpapers with fine green design, title page in black and red with insect drawings, many drawings in text, no col. plates in this edition; 7×9.8", 17.8×24.9cm; 317 pp. Many intricate drawings of real and fantastic insects, finely decorated capitals.
VG; edges of boards worn, white cover darkening, as is paper inside, however flat and clean.
119 Tynecky, Jos. Hais /Otakar Zejbrlik. Vrabec Tulak, pravdive vpsani ze zivota ptaku. Prague, Praze: Tiskl a Vydal Melantrich, 1931/1926, 2nd printing; green cloth backed marbled paper boards in greens and blacks, green cloth corners, paste on plate of mother sparrow and her pipe smoking husband with babies spilling out of their wicker basket, full of intricate leaves and funny details; 16 plates; 196 pp. Extraordinary paintings by the (Slovak?) artist Otakar Zejbrlik, who was a naturalist as well as an artist. The stories, by a well know author of tales, seem to be about bird society, with dressed and outfitted birds with the expressions of wild birds. A wonderful book for a bird lover, even if your Czech is nonexistent.
VG; edgewear to white underlay, and some rubbing, paste-on plate clean, pages browning but clean and flat, a few pages near the back have top corners bumped, which does affect the margin of one plate. $80
120 von Palm, Baroness. Rainy Day Pastimes. Boston: The Page Company, (1910); beveled boards with stamped red, black, and maroon titles and picture of a little girl looking at a book, (JWS initials); 7.5×10.25; 125 pp. Over 250 illustrations, diagrams. An excellent classroom or homeschool resource, originally written for teachers and parents. The many straw and card necklaces, cut snowflakes, stencils, bead weavings and paper woven borders in this book have passed out of use and the patterns are no longer available. They would be great ways to insert a little art and design into the math or NCLB writing classroom.
G -; name, cream boards very darkened and soiled, corner tips and spine ends worn through cloth, handling soil on prelims, spine dark, two half inch margin tears, otherwise this is all flat and clean, secure in binding. $15
121 West, Michael /Evelyn Paul. Clair de Lune and Other Troubadour Romances. George C. Harrap & Co., , first or early trade edition, music by Alfred Mereer, printed by Cheylesmore Presse, Coventry, W. W. Curtis, Ltd. Tan cloth with pasted-on plate of couple in boat surrounded by gilt and brown stamped frame, teg, w. green decorated endpapers, 8 pasted down plates in text and eight full page plates on stock, as well as illuminated music, letters, etc.; 140 pp An elaborate Art Nouveau production with musical scores.
VG+/0; spine ends lightly bumped and corner tips lightly rubbed, no other flaws. $70 –sold–
122 Westell, W. Percival /W. S. Berridge. The Book of the Animal Kingdom; Mammals. London: Dent and New York: Dutton, 1910. Embossed gold, white, and blue stamped polar bear on olive boards; 379 pp. Fourteen coloured and 260 plain plates chiefly from photographs of the living animals.
VG; bottom edge of spine worn through, top spine rubbed, foxed area on front endpaper, tissue guards present, clean copy. $75
123 Wheelock, Irene Grosvenor /Harry B. Wheelock. Nestlings of Forest and Marsh. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1902, 1st. Green cloth boards with stamped picture, black birch outline and white nestlings, 12 full page photogravure and many illustrations from photos in text; 5.5×7.7"; 257 pp. Nature stories of nests and nestlings, not necessarily meant for children, written from the experiences of the author and her husband in the countryside north of Chicago.
VG; pail one inch spot on back. 26 $
124 White, Gwen /GW. The Toys' Adventures at the Zoo. NY: Macmillan, 1929, 1st. Pale yellow cloth boards with black outlined toys with red spots, bills, and jackets stamped, endpapers with allover herringbone design of penguins & little houses in red and black, 8×11.2", jacket diamond design of black gates with toys inside; 47 p Ten full colour plates and drawings on every page.
VG+/G; top edge lightly foxed, owner's embossed name on two pages; in clipped jacket, inside foxed, with quite a few small holes worn through spine and front, several tears to one inch. $65
125 Williamson, Hamilton /Berta and Elmer Hader. Little Elephant. New York: Doubleday, Doran, Junior, 1932/1930; pumpkin orange boards with green titles and vegetation and little elephant standing before; grey silhouette endpapers with scene of little elephant hanging on the tail of the large mother elephant; half title, owner's page, dedication page, another page with portrait, colored frontis, and title page, 6.75×8.25; np. A charming little book! Told in the first person by the little elephant, whose life revolves around his great mother. With expressive pictures on every page above the short text; four coloured pictures, incld frontis.
VG+/VG; light boards beautifully clean, a little rubbing to spine ends, thin strip of bookplate glue residue facing half title, owner's page not filled in, pages bright flat and clean; in evenly soiled lightly edgeworn jacket with 4 half inch tears; unclipped .75. $100
126 Woods, Kate Tannatt. Grandfather Grey by the Author of the Wooing of Grandmother Grey. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, New York: Charles T. Dillingham, 1892/1891; grey and brown beveled boards, gilt titles and gilt all around; one-sided heavy pages with half tone illustrations; 10"x8" oblong, Notable for the special inscription on the free endpaper, perhaps to a beloved teacher, "Presented to Mrs. Snow by her Girls 11/92" All letters are cleverly drawn in a fine pen, perhaps a crow quill pen, with the capitals being formed of little people, in the style of Palmer Cox.
G; beautiful, large inscription, boards evenly soiled, a 1" in spot, corners and spine worn, endpapers foxed and soiled, pages clean. $35
127 Zetterstrom, Hasse /Charles Dent. Anna-Clara. NY: Winter House, 1970; 1st English [ Swedish 1917]. A collection of humane and amusing observations on parenthood and small children, written by a father; a Swedish classic. NF/0. 20 $
MODERN JUVENILE LITERATURE #128 through #245
128 Almedingen, E. M. Stephen's Light. Holt, 1956, 1st; 290 pp. A young Renaissance woman defies tradition and wins independence in the world of commerce. F/VG; one 1" tear. $25
129 Anderson, Margaret J. Light in the Mountain. Knopf, 1982, 1st. An epic of Maori life spanning the lives of two women. Inscribed & signed by the author.
NF/VG; with 1/2" closed dw tear. $25
130 Avery, Gillian /Krystyna Turska. Freddie's Feet. London: Hamilton, 1976, 1st. A shorter book for young readers, set in the Victorian period.
NF/NF. 28 $
131 Beatty, Patricia. Melinda Takes a Hand. Morrow, 1983, 1st; 197 pp. A comical story of the old West. When Melinda's sister breaks off her engagement, both girls are stranded in Goldendale, Colorado until they can earn enough money to get home.
NF/VG; in dw with light edgewear at spine ends. 22 $
132 Beatty, Patricia. Turn Homeward, Hannalee. Morrow, 1984, 1st; 193 pp. One of two thousand Georgia textile workers shipped North by the Union Army to work in Yankee mills, Hannalee courageously makes her way back to Georgia in the face of the horrors of war.
NF/G+ in dw with seven tears to 1", wrinkles on flaps.$25
133 Behn, Harry /Mel Silverman. Roderick. Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1961, 1st; 64 pp. Although Roderick would rather be a meadowlark, he thoughtfully takes over responsibility when he is needed.
F/NF. 35 $
134 Bellairs, John /Marilyn Fitschen. The Pedant and the Shuffly. New York: Macmillan, 1966, 1st; 79 pp. The author's second book; lots of nonsense!
Very Good in Very Good jacket (VG/VG); bottom edge rubbed, clean. 45 $
135 Bergengren, Ralph /Anne Vaughn. Susan and the Butterbees. NY: Longman, Green and Co., 1947, stated 1st; blue cloth boards with Susan reading book, brown sandpipers on white endpapers, in jacket with Susan surrounded by 47 uncles; 175 pp. Susan Butterbee led an orderly life until one day on the beach she met a fairy disguised as a lobsterman, She had one reasonable wish: an uncle. But the fairy turned 47 nearby sandpipers into 47 uncles! They hopped around trying to please her.
G+/G -; neat inscription inner flyleaf, front board wrinkled, colour flecked; in jacket with light edgewear all around; closed tear across spine, rubs/tears on spine creases, & two .5" chips; unclipped 2.00 $24 –sold–
136 Bianco, Margery /Grace Paull. The Good Friends. Viking, 1934, 1st; blue plaid boards with plate; 142 pp. The Hicks animals are full of personality and form a loving family group. When Mr. Hicks has to go to the hospital and leave them, Mary tries her hardest to keep them together. Ten full page and many small drawings by Paull. VG+/0; sl slant, otherwise very tight and clean. 20 $
137 Bohanon, Paul /Janice Holland. The Wind and Arabella. NY: Oxford University Press, 1947, 1st std; blue cloth boards, 8×8.25", in full coloured pictorial jacket with Arabella sailing high in the air; 70 pp. Arabella, a rather straight laced raffia garden doll, comes to live with Lucy and her Aunt Phebe. She wants to be useful in the colourful garden, but with the wind and the animals, it's a rough life. It may be better to be a doll after all.
VG/G+; a little bumping and wear at extremities, in lightly edgeworn jacket very rubbed at creases, chips at extremities, w 2" tear, one inch flap from spine top, spine nick. $32
138 Brand, Christianna, ed /Edward Ardizzone. Naughty Children. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1963, 1st; red cloth boards with a little drawing of tea-time, jacket with people looking at life sized picture books featuring naughty children; 8vo; 315 pp. Stories of "mischief, only worse", over 100 short, funny selections from a wide variety of authors: Dylan Thomas, Mrs. Sherwood, G. Durrell, Charlotte Yonge, Kate Seredy, and the Comtesse de Segur, to name just a few. A good read!
NF/VG+; pages darkening a bit, as is jacket, ow clean, straight, unmarked, unwrinkled; unclipped $4.50. 60 $
139 Brink, Carol Ryrie /Susan Foster. Family Sabbatical. NY: Viking,1956, 1st sd; yellow cloth boards with family sightseeing, 8vo, two colour jacket has family on street in front of French hotel; 256 pp; sequel to Family Grandstand. With her usual warmth Brink tells how the Ridgeways from Family Grandstand, Susan, George, and Dumpling, go to France. They meet a real princess, loose a precious doll, and find their dear Mademoiselle again. Based a sabbatical taken by Brink's own family.
VG+/VG; slight foxing on endpapers, in jacket with rubbed creases and damage to bottom spine to 1/2" $90
140 Brinsmead, H. F /Willmam Papas. Seasons of the Briar Oxford University Press, 1965, 1st; 202 pp. An early book by a beloved Australian author, known for her good humoured and exciting realistic fiction. In this book, a group of boys in a weed spraying unit in isolated South-West Tasmania cope with disaster.
VG+/NF; price tag tape pull on fep. 25 $
141 Cameron, Eleanor /Beth & Joe Krush. A Spell is Cast Little Brown, 1964, stated 1st; teal cloth boards with unicorn, 8vo, teal jacket with Cory looking at Unicorn; 271 pp. Cory's tiny silver unicorn helps her unlock the mystery of her family and their house overlooking the Pacific. A nice copy of one of Cameron's California fantasies. Commonwealth of California Award.
NF/VG+; clipped jacket, spine ends of boards and jacket bumped, spine ends worn on jacket to 1/4". $40
142 Cameron, Eleanor /Gail Owens. Julia and the Hand of God. Dutton, 1977, 1st. Here Julia, at twelve, has lunch with her uncle in San Francisco, and he gives her a blank journal, "The Book of Strangeness." This is the story of some of the things, funny, sad, and adventurous, that go into that book.
F/NF; clipped dw. 30 $
143 Coatsworth, Elizabeth /Marguerite de Angeli. Alice-All-By-Herself. New York: Macmillan, 1937/1937, 1st sd; green cloth boards, in jacket with full coloured all around painting of Alice walking along her street beside white houses and picket fences, same painting on coloured frontis; large 8vo; 182 pp. A quiet story of the life of a little girl in Maine, with the author's poetry and lovely coloured jacket/frontis and black and white plates and drawings interspersed. SIGNED by de Angeli on half title.
VG+/VG; clean tight book with 1/8" slant, shadow from jacket flap; in clean jacket with light top edgewear, darkening on inside, half inch pull tear on bottom corner and half inch tear at spine top; no loss of paper; unclipped 2.00. $85 –sold–
144 Coatsworth, Elizabeth /Helen Sewell. The Fair American. New York: Macmillan, 1940/1940, 1st; brown cloth boards with plate of ship's figurehead, white endpapers with blue map of North Atlantic, binding error, map is upside down on rep; in red jacket; large 8vo; 132 pp. Sally, now about twelve and living on the peaceful family farm in Maine, sails with her Aunt Deborah and her ship captain uncle to France. On her one trip ashore, she manages to rescue Pierre, a young orphaned refugee from the Revolution.
Very G+/G; seems unread, pale 1/4" stain on bottom edge, not affecting margins; in evenly soiled lightly edgeworn jacket with spot on back, and 5 closed tears to 1"; no loss of paper; unclipped 2.00. 28 $
145 Collins, Meghan. Maiden Crown. Houghton, Mifflin Co, 1979, 1st. 230 pp. Sophie leaves her Russian homeland and journeys to Denmark with enthusiasm for her new life, but she refuses to become a pawn of the court. A novel based on the 12th century Scandinavian ballad of Valdemar and Tove.
146 Coolidge, Olivia /Erwin Schachner. Marathon Looks at the Sea. Houghton, Mifflin, Co, 1967, 1st; 246 pp. A fictional account of the battle of Marathon.
F/VG, tiny edge tears. 25 $
147 Corddry, Thomas I /Quentin Blake Kibby's Big Feat. Follett, 1970, 1st; 112 pp. A little lost boy grows up in the jungle talking with the animals, a story full of jokes & puns & the elephant's big feat.
F/VG, dw slightly worn. 22 $
148 Cunningham, Julia. Flight of the Sparrow. Pantheon, 1980, 1st. Poignant story of the survival of a Paris street child in the French countryside.
F/F. 20 $
149 Dalgliesh, Alice /Katherine Milhous. A Book for Jennifer. Scribner's, 1940, 1st A. Cloth binding with rust, aqua, and black floral design after the paper in which the Newbery books were bound. A Story of London Children in the Eighteenth Century and of Mr. Newbery's Juvenile Library What happens when Robert and John buy a book for their sister Jennifer. Illustrated with woodcuts from old children's books as well as the author's own.
VG/G+; top edge foxed, jacket with some rubs and edgewear incld chips at spine top. 22 $
150 Daniels, Guy /Feodor Rojankovsky. The Falcon Under the Hat. Funk & Wagnalls, 1979, 1st; 4to; 112 pp. Russian "merry tales and fairy tales", selected & translated by Daniels.
VG/VG. 25 $
151 De Angeli, Marguerite /MdeA. Black Fox of Lorne. Doubleday, 1956, stated 1st; 191 pp. Jan and Brus journey across 10th century Scotland with Gavin, the Black Fox of Lorne, in search of their mother and their father's murderer. Newbery Honor.
F/VG+; dw white back darkening, half inch chip at spine top, light top edgewear. 40 $
152 du Bois, William Pene /WPduB. Bear Party. NY: Viking, 1951, 1st sd; Green blue cloth boards, perhaps reinforced, with rose titles and dancing bears stamped; rose jacket with sage panel with dancing bears (like trade copy) on front and same panel with bear soldier outside guardhouse; 5.5×8; 46 pp . Once upon a time (the koala bears) became angry with each other, no bear remembers why. The wise old koala bear hopes a costume party will change things, but, after a splendid time, anger grows again. Bright, detailed pictures complete the story. Caldecott Honor.
VG+/G+; early pages lightly bent; lightly soiled and rubbed jacket has 1.5 chip running across top spine affecting text, 1" closed tear; unclipped 2.00. $50
153 Edwards, Sally /Richard Lebenson. When the World's on Fire. Coward McCann, 1972, 1st; small 8vo; 125 pp. Annie, a young slave girl, finds the courage to spy on the British in Charleston and to set off an explosion that will destroy the British arsenal. Well researched and written with purpose, with many thoughtful illustrations. Briefly inscribed by the author.
VG/VG; printer's blue streak on endpaper, light rubbing to jacket edge. 35 $
154 Ewers, John /Avery Johnson. Written in Sand. Dutton, 1947, 1st; 160 pp. Aboriginal tales told to Ngangan by Woma the friendly carpet snake.
VG+/G; dw has soil, chips and wear to back, front picture in aqua and brown in nice condition.
155 Farmer, Penelope. Year King. Atheneum, 1977, 1st Am; 232 pp. Lan has dropped out of the local university, unlike his brilliant, well rounded brother at Cambridge. As he mopes around their cottage, set in beautiful West Somerset, fragments of his brother's increasingly dangerous life invade his mind.
F/NF; dw bottom edge sl rub. $15
156 Farthing, Alison /Shirley Hughes. The Gauntlet Fair. London: Chatto & Windus, 1974, 1st; 88 pp. By preserving an ancient tradition, four children attempt to save Town Field, the common land of their village, from developers.
NF/NF. 22 $
157 Fenton, Edward /Jo Ann Stover. The Phantom of Walkaway Hill. Doubleday, (1961), early printing, 1963 book not listed. Setting based on an old house in Dutchess County, New York. Edgar Allan Poe Award.
VG+/VG; small light stain top edge, in jacket with some rubs on creases and back, 1" tear, very light edgewear all around. $38
158 Forman, James. Follow the River. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1975, 1st. 186 pp. About a friendship march to the Tibetan border taken on by teenagers of different faiths, under the leadership of Babu, at a time when Chinese invasion threatened.
NF/NF. 28 $
159 Forman, James. Freedom's Blood. NY: Watts, 1979, 1st; 115 pp. A fictional reconstruction of Freedom Summer in Mississippi following the activities of Mickey Schwerner, with James Chaney, and Michael Goodman.
F/G; dw with black rub marks. $18
160 Franzen, Nils-Olof /Quentin Blake. Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves. New York: Delacorte Press, a Seymour Lawrence Book; 1967/1959, 1st US; translated from the Swedish by Evelyn Ramsden; red cloth boards, yellow jacket with AS and diamond; 8vo; 112 pp. Sweden's answer to Sherlock Holmes, or Poirot? "His mind was always amazingly keen. Now, as he used it, his little body became tensed to the uttermost, his right forefinger slowly stroking his mustache."
F/VG+; as new book with no flaws, in nice jacket with faded spine, very bright and clean front and back, unclipped $3.50. 50 $
161 Gallico, Paul /Jean Dulac. The Day the Guinea-Pig Talked. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1963, 1st American; red cloth boards with stamped guinea-pig on board, gilt tiles on spine; black and red guinea-pig watercolour on ffep; tan jacket with Cecile and Jean-Pierre surrounded by red hearts; 7 full page coloured illustrations and many pink and black paintings in text; 7.3×10.5; 44 pp.
Gallico's first book for children, followed by several others about Jean-Pierre and his close bond.
VG+/VG; birthday inscription fep, pages a bit stiff; in faded dw with a few tiny (less than 1/16") closed tears; unclipped 3.25. $150
162 Gardam, Jane. A Few Fair Days. Greenwillow, 1988/1971, 1st US; 120 pp. The first book of a fine writer, stories of things that happened at the big old house by the shore.
F/F as new. 10 $
163 Gardam, Jane /William Geldart. Kit. London: Julia MacRae, 1983, 1st; 42 pp. One of Britain's most talented writers has here created a vivid little book for beginning readers, in the Redwing series. Kit, a scaredy-cat about little things proves she can be brave when the bull has her mother cornered in the shed.
Bien. 26 $
164 Geisert, Arthur /AG. Pa's Balloon and other Pig Tales. Houghton Mifflin 1984, 1st; 96 pp. A little book that has watercolour and copper plate etched line panoramas of the pig family as they ride in the balloon, race the balloon, and eventually fly it over the Arctic. Told in a very straight faced manner by a little boy pig.
F/VG; in dw w 1" tear with bumped spine. $18
165 Godden, Rumer /Pauline Baynes. Four Dolls. London: Macmillan, 1983, 1st this collection, (1955-1960); coloured plates, 137 pp. Impunity Jane, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly and Ivy, Candy Floss. Coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings by Baynes.
VG/VG; paper boards rubbed on bottom edge, in jacket with 1.5" wrinkled tear at top. $50
166 Godden, Rumer /Jean Primrose. Home is the Sailor. Viking, 1964, 1st; 129 pp. Sian's dollhouse had so many lady dolls, but no men dolls, until Curly the sailor arrived on the scene. VG+/Fine; a little rub on bottom. 30 $
167 Godden, Rumer /Jean Primrose. Little Plum. London: Macmillan, 1963/1963, 1st; grey boards, with lavender endpapers with Little Plum's portrait, pink all around illustrated jacket with string of lanterns and Little Plum; tall 8vo; 98 pp. A new Japanese doll, with her owner Gem Tiffany Jones, moves next door to Nona Fell and to Miss Happiness and Miss Flower of the previous book. Nona's rowdy little cousin is determined to make friends with Gem despite her stern aunt/housekeeper.
VG+/VG+; both book & jacket lightly bumped & rubbed on bottom corners; unmarked. $60 –sold–
168 Graham, Lorenz /John Biggers. I, Momolu. Crowell, 1966, 1st; 226 pp. In this story of modern Africa, a father and a son, Momolu, set off down the river from their remote Liberian village to the coast. Momolu watches and thinks about the changes he saw in the modern city and comes closer to his father.
VG/VG; clean and crisp, creases on half title and frontis, in slightly soiled jacket with 1" tear and rubbed spine ends, corners, and folds. $35
169 Grattan, Madeleine /William Pene du Bois. Jexium Island. Viking, 1957, 1st; 184 pp. Drawn from memories of a childhood near the banks of the Garonne and inspired by tales of the Resistance. An uneven but fascinating book about cracking a ring of kidnappers who capture children to work a North Atlantic island of jexium deposits.
VG+/VG; in jacket w edges very rubbed, half inch tear in mid spine. 55 $
170 Guillot, Rene/Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Grishka and the Bear. Criterion, 1959, 1st Am, nap; brown cloth, 8vo, in jacket with drawing of boy and bear; 116 pp. After a happy year, Grishka must chose between saving his pet bear cub and following the law of his people, which calls for the bear's sacrifice. Set in the forests of northern Siberia among the Tushken tribe, who still (in 1959!) tell this tale. Le Prix Enfance du Monde.
F/VG+; unread, in very clean jacket with slight wear at spine ends, half inch rub line on front flap crease. $18
171 Guillot, Rene /Moyra Leatham. The 397th White Elephant. New York: S. G. Phillips, 1957, 1st Am, nap; 94 pp. An Indian fable of a Child King who set out to find a white elephant and ran across the extraordinary Hong-Mo. Pink and black or ink drawings on almost every page with pink endpapers decorated with white elephants. A pretty book.
VG/VG; extrems bumped, front & spine of dw sl faded w 1/8" tear, sl wear to spine top. $22
172 Harris, Christie /Walter Ferro. West With the White Chiefs. Atheneum, 1965, 1st US; 214 pp. Harris's fourth book, was an offshoot of her funded research into the Haida Indians, during which she discovered the journal of Viscount Milton and Dr. Cheadle who crossed the Rockies in 1863.
NF/VG; in dw with one inch tear, sl faded spine. 30 $
173 Hartman, Evert. War Without Friends. Crown, 1979, 1st, translated by Patricia Crampton; 218 pp. An interesting, complex book about the Dutch Resistance told through the eyes of a Dutch Nazi child, who wavers between anger at how he is treated and intimations of horror at his family's tasks.
VG+/VG; light soil to edges, 1/4" tear. $18
174 Haugaard, Erik Christian. The Samurai's Tale. Houghton Mifflin, 1984, 1st; 234 pp. An epic novel of sixteenth century Japan, written by the servant boy, Taro. "I lived during a time when the great lords of Japan fought over that land like dogs over a bone. A time … when no man knew at sunrise if he would be alive when it set."
VG/VG; ends to cloth spine sl faded and bumped, in faded dw with light edgewear all around.
175 Henry, Marguerite /Wesley Dennis. Cinnabar, the One O'Clock Fox. Rand McNally, 1956, "A", 1st; 155 pp. Drawn from an historical incident; the One O'Clock fox lives within the territory of George Washington's hunt and loves to engage in the chase. Henry imagines a family for Cinnabar, children and a wife as merry as their father.
F/VG; in clean dw with 2 one inch tears and lightly wrinkled edges. 60 $
176 Hicks, Clifford B /Eileen Christelow. Alvin Fernald, Master of a Thousand Disguises. Holt Rinehart, 1986, 1st; 117 pp. Alvin and his friends are having fun dressing up while their mother inventories the costumes at the summer theater. Soon they are deep in a mystery, and it's up to Alvin to figure out a strategy for solving it.
177 Holman, Felice /Ben Shecter. The Escape of the Giant Hogstalk. Scribner's, 1974, 1st. The hogstalk plant grows and grows until it begins to escape from the Royal Botanical Gardens; can it be stopped? A funny version of this theme, see also Cresswell's Bongleweed.
NF/VG, some wear to spine ends on clipped dw. $15
178 Howe, James /Leslie Morrill. The Celery Stalks at Midnight. Atheneum, 1983, 1st; 111 pp. The third book about Chester the cat, Harold the dog, Bunnicula the vampire bunny, and Howie the dachshund puppy.
NF/NF; sl bump to head of spine. 28 $
179 Hughes, Monica. Invitation to the Game. HarperCollins, 1990, 1st; 179 pp. In the world of the future, only a few High School Graduates get jobs. The rest are kept alive by the state, surviving in a bleak neighborhood. Lisse and her friends escape by playing the Game.
F/F. 25 $
180 Hughes, Monica. Isis Pedlar. Atheneum, 1983, 1st Am. Follows The keeper of the Isis Light and the Guardian of Isis. Moira and her peddler father set down on Isis and she tries to keep his trickery in check.
F/F. 35 $
181 Hughes, Richard /Rick Schreiter. Gertrude's Child. Harlan Quist, 1966, 1st. 5.8×8.5; 42 pp. A strange doll story by the author of High Wind in Jamaica.
VG/G+; some wear to board edges, in dw with two tiny holes, two half inch tears, chips at spine top. 16 $
182 Hunter, Mollie. A Pistol in Greenyards. Evans, 1965, 1st; 192 pp. In 1854 when the tenants of the Highland crofts of Greenlands were being brutally evicted because the land could be sold at enormous profit for sheep grazing. Connal Ross stands up to the Sheriff at pain of death and escapes.
F/VG; in evenly soiled, slightly rumpled white jacket. $24
183 Jones, Adrienne /Stephen Gammell. The Hawks of Chelney. Harper & Row, 1978, 1st; 245 pp. Review copy, Eric Kimmel's embossed stamp. The superstitious people of an isolated village ostracize a young boy because of his love for the ospreys on his island. F/NF. $24
184 Jones, Diana Wynne. A Tale of Time City. Greenwillow, 1987, 1st; 278 pp. Time City is built on a patch of time and space outside history, and its powers are failing. Only the Time Lady can wake the founder and save it. Mistaken for the Time Lady and thus kidnapped, Vivian Smith, London,1938, hurtles back and forth in time.
F/F.; as new. 30 $
185 Kennedy, Richard /Dabcovich, et al. Delta Baby and Two Sea Songs. Addison Wesley, 1979, 1st; 6.6×9.6, np. Three short sea poems illustrated on every spread with black and white drawings or lithos that run across the facing page: Stinky Pete, Delta Baby, Linda Dear.
F/F. 22 $
186 Knight, Mary /Brigitte Bryan. The Fox that Wanted Nine Golden Tails. New York: Macmillan, 1969, 1st; 5.8×7, 94 pp. The longer the fox lived, the more gifted he became, and if he could only live for a thousand years, he would have nine golden tails. An attractive little book with black and white prints, based on a Japanese tale.
VG/VG, name. 20 $
187 Lamplugh, Lois. Falcon's Tor. London: Deutsch, 1984, 1st, pictorial boards. A time shift novel in which Aiden becomes Arthur, the son of a rich family in England in 1915; his new brother is going to the trenches. Wonderful view of the home front in WWI.
NF/0. 28 $
188 Lattimore, Eleanor /EL. Peachblossom. NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1943, 1st, "1"; red cloth boards with Peachblossom and her doll, peach endpapers with sketches of characters, wide 8vo, in peach jacket with line drawing of P. and doll and red touches; 96 pp. A brief story about an obedient small girl during the War in China: how she walked across the plains to the city, stayed in a school, and found her own aunt, by chance.
VG+/G+; spine ends slightly faded; in evenly soiled jacket with foxed areas along creases and at the exposed edges of flaps, three chips to 1/2", two 1" tears; unclipped 2.00. 95 $
189 Lee, Melicent H /Berta & Elmer Hader. Marcos. Whitman, 1937, 1st; 8.2x 10.3; 80 pp. Lithographs of a Mexican Zapotec village child, with the feeling of bright ink and wash. NF/Fine; special library non-circulating collection; bookplate removal shadow and small tear on fep; faint embossed stamp and light tab stain on title page. 35 $
190 Lenski, Lois /LL. Corn-Farm Boy. NY: Lippincott, Regional Stories 1954, stated first, 1st, in green cloth boards w yellow corn plant stamped; endpapers with picture map of the farm, jacket with Dick and the tractor; wide 8vo, 180 pp. In this book, Lenski continues her social history by and for American children. The Iowa corn-farming family she invents is imaginary, but all the incidents and much of the conversation is real.
VG/G clipped jacket; inscription on first blank page, extrems bumped and rubbed, pages and boards clean; in sl rumpled edgeworn, rubbed jacket with damage to spine ends to 1/2", small hole. $92
191 Lenski, Lois /LL. Shoo-Fly Girl. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963, stated first, 1st; dark lavender cloth boards with black titles and picture, endpapers with bird's eye picture of farm, green blue jacket with picture of Suzanna and the bird; wide 8vo; 176 pp . One of the regional books, about an Amish child in Pennsylvania.
Very G+/G; price tag pull on endpaper, bumps to bottom corners; in very rubbed, evenly soiled, lightly edgeworn jacket with chips from spine ends to 1/4". $80
192 Lindgren, Astrid /Ilon Wikland. The Brothers Lionheart. NY: Viking, 1975 1st American printing, ; cloth backed red paper boards with dragons blindstamped, dark green endpapers with dragon design, 6.3×9.2", in cream jacket with drawing of two brothers against leaves and flowers; 183 pp. The two Lion brothers, Karl, small and sickly, and Jonathan, strong and brave, conquer death to adventure together in Nangiyala, the land of the sagas, and finally enter Nangilima, the land of peace. Told simply in the voice of the youngest brother.
VG+/VG; light stain on top edge, in darkening jacket with very light edgewear all around; unclipped 7.50. $75
193 Little, Jean /Leoung O'Young. Lost and Found. Toronto: Viking Kestrel, 1985, 1st; 82 pp. New in her community, Lucy finds a little stray dog and names him Trouble. She and a new friend, Nan, try to find Trouble's owner; at first it seems as if no one else wants him. F/F. 28 $
194 Lovelace, Maud Hart /Lois Lenski. Betsy, Tacy, and Tib. Crowell, ca 1950/1941; lavender boards with black titles, in yellow jacket with lavender and pink flowers and vignette of three girls; 8vo; 28 pp. The second book of stories about three lively little girls growing up in Minnesota at the turn of the century.
VG/G; small matching stain can be observed on bottom corner of endpaper and jacket flap only, ow book is clean with bumped extrems. edgeworn jacket fading, especially spine, edges rubbed, back darkening; unclipped $2.00. $65
195 Lownsbery, Eloise /Marya Werten. Marta the Doll. Longmans, 1946, 1st. Marta, the beloved doll, accompanies a little girl on her trip to America.
VG/0; bleached spots on bottom back. $10 –sold–
196 Lynch, Patricia /Victor Ambrus. Knights of God: Tales and Legends of the Irish Saints. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston,1969, 1st Am; black paper boards with silver Celtic cross stamped, red endpapers, large 8vo, white jacket with all around illus in full colour of warriors standing on field of battle faced by saint; 219 pp. bibliography. Contents: St. Ciaran, The First of Them All; Saint Patrick, the Roman Slave; St Brigid, the Light of Kildare; Brendan the Voyager; Columcille, Dove of the Church; Kevin of Glendalough; Lawrence O'Toole, Captive Prince; There Were Other Saints.
F/VG+; very light soil to white jacket, 1/16" tear; unclipped 4.50. $28 –sold–
197 Manning-Sanders, Ruth /Robin Jacques. A Book of Magic Animals NY: Dutton, 1975, 1st US; 7×9.5, 127 pp. F/VG, dw slightly rubbed. $24
198 Masters, Anthony Badger. Methuen, 1986, 1st; 141 pp. Andrew, a city child, is sent to visit the rough but kind family of his Somerset uncle, which is torn apart by the Uncle's love of badger baiting. A straightforward book with likable characters by a writer of adult thrillers.
NF/NF. 25 $
199 McGowen, Tom /Trina Schart Hyman. Sir MacHinery. Follett, (1970), 2nd; full colour illustrated picture cover; 155 pp. A Scottish scientist brings a glittering metallic robot to life.
NF/ no jacket (NF/0). $115
200 Melling, O. R. The Singing Stone. Viking Kestral, 1986, 1st; 206 pp. Kay Warrick, a girl living in a modern city, is drawn back to Ireland and into a complex period in Irish mythic times.
VG+/NF; corner bump, inscription. 32 $
201 Meyer, Carolyn. The Summer I Learned About Life. Atheneum, 1983, 1st; 198 pp. It is summertime in 1928. Teddie, 15, does not want to learn how to run a perfect household; she wants to learn about life. A good read and excellent history, with the characters seen from their own varied points of view. Author's third novel.
F/F. 26 $
202 Monjo, F. N. /Laszlo Kubinyi. Slater's Mill. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1972. 1st; 6.25x 9.25, 78 pp. The creation of America's first spinning mill, from the memory of Slater, a young English spinner. Promotional photo of book's jacket laid in.
F/VG, slightly rubbed jacket. $38
203 Moon, Grace /Carl Moon. Nadita. Garden City, Doubleday, Page & Co.,1927, 1st. Orange-yellow cloth w. stamped picture of red and black hat, pictorial endpapers with scene of Indian potter, tree, and cabin, coloured plate frontis of Nadita and puppy and 16 b/w plates; 8vo, in ivory jacket with frontis painting; 274 pp. Nadita was called Little Nothing because her origins were unknown. She lived happily with the old potter under a tree on the Padron's estate until evil people from a travelling circus stole her away. Many adventures followed until at last Nadita found her name.
NF/F; nice 1927 inscription on fixed front endpaper, in lovely jacket; unclipped 2.00. $125
204 Moon, Grace /Carl Moon. Tita of Mexico. Doubleday, 1934, 1st; 284 pp. A tale of the Mexican Revolution. Tita searches for her father, who has been captured by Revolutionaries.
VG/0; spine a little faded with ends bumped, one corner worn through, small light cover stains especially in gutter. 35 $
205 Morey, Walt /Peter Parnall. Kavik the Wolf Dog. Dutton, 1968, 1st; 192 pp. Kavik, a sled dog champion, is being shipped to the States from Alaska when the plane crashes. After three days alone, Andy Evans pulls the dog from his cage and they form a deep friendship. Combines adventure with warm affection. Signed and inscribed by the author.
VG+/VG+; spine ends in jacket and boards slightly bumped.$35 –sold–
206 Morton, Miriam. A Harvest of Russian Children's Literature. University of California Press, 1967, 1st; 4to; 474 pp. This first anthology in English of Russian literature for children provides a wealth of stories, verse, folktales, fables, and prose poems, from 1825 to the present.
NF/VG; jacket with some edgewear and three half inch tears.$45
207 Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel. Atheneum, 1986, 1st; 132 pp. Someone is trying to ruin the reputation of the hotel managed by Bernie's dad. Why do the dead bodies always sneak away? An intriguing puzzle with strong characters and lots of amusing details.
208 Nic Leodhas, Sorche /Vera Bock. By Loch and by Lin; Tales from Scottish Ballads. NY: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969, stated 1st; reinforced library edition black and earth tone pictorial boards with man in kilt and harp, large 8vo, in jacket of same design; 130 pp. Ten stories: Lay of the Smithy, Lay of the Amadhain Mhor, Lochmaben Harper, Earl of Mar's Daughter, Dick o' the Cow, Bonnie Baby Livingston, Lang Johnnie Mor, Famous Flower of Servingmen, Heir of Linne, Knight and the Shepherd Lass. Introduction.
F/VG; in jacket with slightly rubbed corners, one inch tear and wear at spine top; unclipped 4.59. 20 $
209 Place, Marian T. /Tom O'Sullivan. The First Astrowitches. Dodd Mead, 1984, 1st; 155 pp. The two little witches of "The Witch Who Saved Halloween" and "The Resident Witch" stow aboard a space shuttle in search of a new, pollution-free home.
NF/NF. 25 $
210 Polland, Madeleine /Esta Nesbitt. The Town Across the Water. Holt, 1973, 1st; 175 pp. Children in 16th C. Ireland survive conflict, intrigue, and invasion.
VG/G. 20 $
211 Price, Susan. The Devil's Piper. Greenwillow, 1976/1973, 1st Am; 216 pp. The 16 yr old author handles the story "with perfect ease and judgement. Her piper is a sulky, startled little fellow, nasty yet touching. She keeps him very firmly non-human. Her children, by contrast, are perfectly, clumsily human." Times Lit. Sup.
NF/ Very Good jacket (NF/VG); jacket soiled on white back, with 1.5" tear. $32
212 Saint Andre, Francoise de /Ann Atene. Messenger of Fair Island. Winston, 1956, 1st. A lilting story of Provence about a kind boy who lives on a beautiful Mediterranean island. How the hero wins the bike contest, writes a poetic speech for the Lady, finds the Roman treasure, and remains true to his word. Happy, bright pictures.
Fine/VG. 22 $
213 Salten, Felix /John Freas. Fifteen Rabbits. Delacorte, 1976/1929, 1st as to illus.; 232 pp. "On the whole, I, myself, do not like the sound of words coming from the lips of unknowing creatures – but that is the greatness of Salten's stories… that one hears behind the spoken words the deep feelings of the talking creatures." – Galsworthy.
NF/VG+; a little top edgewear. $18 –sold–
214 Sawyer, Ruth /Hugh Troy. The Enchanted Schoolhouse. Viking, 1956/1956, 1st; green cloth boards with teapot drawing, green endpapers with boy and teapot design, top edge green, white jacket with Brian Boru and his wee fairyman riding across the ocean; 6.25×9.5"; 128 pp. An ancient Irish fairy comes to Maine and works his enchantment on the schoolhouse. A nice gift edition for a child.
F/VG; a lovely book in a jacket lightly soiled on white back, with 1/8" chips to extrems and 1" rubbed tear; unclipped $2.50. 50 $
215 Seaman, Louise /Berta & Elmer Hader. Mr. Peck's Pets. Macmillan, 1947, stated 1st. Orange paper boards, 6.5×8.75," with blue dachshunds stamped, white endpapers with blue landscape and all the animals along front, in blue jacket with portraits of animals across top and thin coral bands; 96 pp. The amusing story of Mr. Peck, his wife, and the idiosyncrasies of his various pets, which run to dachshunds and horses. The Pecks' menagerie follows them from a city apartment to a small farm. Based on the experiences of a friend of the author.
VG/VG; bottom edges worn, spine ends bumped; in attractive jacket with slight rubs at extrems, top spine worn 1/4" and two 3/8" tears; unclipped 2.00. 35 $
216 Sharp, Margery /Erik Blegvad. Miss Bianca in the Antarctic. Boston: Little Brown, 1971/1970, stated first, (1st US) red boards; blue and white jacket, 8vo. Miss Bianca and Bernard brave the cold to do good once again at the urging of Nils the valiant Norwegian sailor mouse from the Rescuers. The sixth in the adventures of this intrepid mouse. VG/VG -; bumps to extrems in jacket with minor edgewear. 16 $
217 Sherlock, Philip M. and Hilary /Aliki. Ears and Tails and Common Sense. Crowell, 1974, 1st; 124 pp. More Stories from the Caribbea During each evening of their eight-day party, the animals listen to stories. With an introduction for children about animal tales of the Caribbean and a picture map.
218 Skrebitsky, Georgi /Henry Pitz. White Birds Island. Knopf, 1948, 1st Am; 84 pp. A beautifully written, closely observed nature story translated from the Russian, about two brothers who build a raft and explore a swampy lake island on makeshift slat skis. When the raft floats away, they spend a terrifying night alone.
VG/0. 20 $
219 Sleigh, Barbara /Victor Ambrus. Stirabout Stories (West of Widdershins.) Bobbs-Merrill, 1971, 1st Am; 144 pp. Stories of magic, old and new, involving everyday things looked at afresh and stirred "widdershins."
VG/0. 20 $
220 Sleigh, Barbara /D. M. Leonard. The Kingdom of Carbonel. Bobbs-Merrill, (1960). Once again the royal cat Carbonel requires the help of John and Rosemary. Through a magic potion they are able to understand the speech of the animals and the affairs of State. They undertake the care of the royal kittens in Carbonel's absence.
VG/VG; name, fading along edges, slight splay, in jacket creased/edgeworn for about 1/4" with several 3/8" tears, giving nice appearance in protector; unclipped $3.50 .$150 –sold–
221 Stolz, Mary /Pamela Johnson. Quentin Corn. Godine, 1985, 1st; 122 pp. Quentin Corn, a pig nearing slaughter, runs away and disguises himself as a man. The ruse works surprisingly well.
NF/NF. 26 $
222 Storr, Catherine /Walter Dower. Rufus. Boston: Gambit Incorporated, 1969, 1st US, (stated first, but not true Faber first); red cloth backed green boards, grey top edge, in all around illustrated jacket with Rufus sitting by himself on the grounds of Toft House; 8vo; 130 pp. A dreamy fantasy about a little boy who feels apart from others. He moves from the Home to foster care, and falls under the influence of a bully. Then he finds a magic knife that will take him back in history. (The real little knife is in the British Museum).
F/F.; as new, no flaws, unclipped 3.95. 42 $
223 Streatfeild, Noel /Richard Floethe. Theater Shoes or Other People's Shoes. (Curtain Up). New York: Random House, 1945, 1st, stated first; red cloth with silver titles and vignette, wartime paper, 8vo; 282 pp. Sorrel and Mark and Holly Forbes come to London to live with their grandmother and are enrolled in Madame Fidolia's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. Untrained, but from a theatrical family, they feel under pressure to do well.
VG; spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped, marker cross-out on fep, several small pale spots 1/4" on boards, spine silver rubbed, straight and clean. $22
224 Streatfeild, Noel /Richard Floethe. Theater Shoes or Other People's Shoes. (Curtain Up). New York: Random House, 1945, 11th printing; blue boards with black titles, yellow top edge; in jacket with yellow proscenium stage and a red curtain, before which stands Sorrel; 8vo; 282 pp. Sorrel, Mark and Holly move from their old house in the country to London with misgivings, but the theatrical school they attend turns out to be the place from which they each discover their careers.
NF/VG+; small, neat owner name stamp, ow as new, in browning jacket a bit faded on spine, very lightly worn on top edge to 1/16", half inch tear on back; unclipped 2.95. $85
225 Streatfeild, Noel /Reisie Lonette. Traveling Shoes. (Apple Bough)
New York: Random House, 1962, 1st, nap; green cloth boards, pink top edge, green endpapers. in jacket with soft drawing of the family in the yard of a comfortable old house in pinks and greens; 8vo; 245 pp. Myra, the child of a wandering theatrical family, decided to put "Operation Home" into effect so she and her brothers and sisters could begin to work on their own careers. The last of the "Shoes" books (in American titles).
VG+/G; 1962 inscription on half title straight, clean; in darkening jacket, especially jacket spine, with half inch chips to spine ends, unclipped 2.95. 72 $
226 Sutcliff, Rosemary /C W Hodges. The Shield Ring. London: Oxford University Press, Geoffrey Cumberlege 1956, 1st, red cloth, in jacket with warriors bearing shields; 8vo; 215 pp + Glossary. The Normans battle the last Viking stronghold in Lancaster.
VG+/VG; book has some fading to spine and darkening of pages, but unread and very clean; white back quite foxed and soiled, 3/8" chip to spine bottom, other small edgewear; unclipped 12/6. $85
227 Taylor, Mildred. Let the Circle Be Unbroken. Dial, 1981, 1st. The struggles of a black family in the rural south. Taylor's books tracing the saga of the Logan family are certainly among the classics of late 20th c. American children's literature. Coretta Scott King Award.
F/NF. 95 $
228 Taylor, Sydney /Beth & Joe Krush. All-of-a-Kind Family Downtown. Chicago: Follett, 1972, 1st, stated first printing; blue paper boards, jacket with bright wraparound full colour city scene with all the family on the streets of New York; large 7.2×9.6"; 187 pp. Now Charlie is the baby and Gertie is old enough to make a new friend, Miss Carey, the librarian. The fourth in this warm family series.
VG/VG'; clipped jacket; small dark tea spot on bottom edge and on top board, in nice bright jacket with light edge rubs and light creases near edge all around, one inch chip to top of rubbed spine affecting text, wear and small chips to extrems. 35 $
229 Thomas, Frances. The Blindfold Track. New York: Macmillan, 1980, 1st; 223 pp. The childhood and youth of the bard Taliesin. Well written, evocative of the point of view of someone in early Britain.
F/VG+. 20 $
230 Treadgold, Mary. Journey From the Heron. London: Cape, 1981, 1st. World War I is raging in England. Betsy leaves her work at the Heron, an old Sussex house now converted to a hospital, for a week of adventure and discovery in London. A prequel to the two Heron books.
NF/G; rubbed dw. 22 $
231 Treadgold, Mary /Pearl Falconer. The Winter Princess. Van Nostrand, 1964/1962, 1st Am; 112 pp. About the visit of "The Winter Princess", a Kalinde royal child from South Africa to Hampton Court. "its first and most lasting quality is its joyousness. It bubbles with life." The Junior Bookshelf, (on jacket flap). Carnegie Medal.
VG+/VG -; duck stamp on front and back endpapers, in rubbed dw with light edgewear all around. 20 $
232 Turner, Philip /Gareth Floyd. Steam on the Line. World, 1968, stated 1st; 192 pp. Witnesses the coming of the first steam engine. Turner is an ordained priest of the Church of England, and Christian spirituality and social concern are woven very naturally through these books. Turner's series revolves around a landscape threaded though by a railway line, from Darnley Mills inland to the moors, and the experiences of several families over time. This book is set during the Industrial Revolution, in the time of David's grandfather.
F/F. 26 $
233 Uttley, Alison /Shirley Felts. Foxglove Tales. London: Faber & Faber, 1984, 1st thus collected and illustrated; 107 pp. A group of Uttley's tales, chosen from the range of her work by Lucy Meredith and published on the centenary of Uttley's birth.
VG+/VG+; binders bump on back board, in deeply clipped dw. 16 $
234 Uttley, Alison /Katherine Wigglesworth. The Brown Mouse Book: Magical Tales of Two Little Mice. Heinemann, 1971, 1st thus; 92 pp. Five stories originally published separately: Snug and Serena meet a Queen, The Flower Show, Going to the Fair, Snug and the Silver Spoon, and The Mouse Telegrams. Four coloured plates.
NF/VG+; in slightly wrinkled jacket. $24
235 van de Wetering, Janwillem /Lynn Munsinger. Hugh Pine and Something Else. Houghton, Mifflin, Co, 1989, 1st; 73 pp. Hugh Pine accompanies his friend Mr. McTosh to New York, and sees Something Else. Even here he makes friends and helps other animals with their problems.
F/VG; light edgewear and 1/4" chip. $20
236 Wahl, Jan /Erik Blegvad. The Pleasant Fieldmouse Storybook. Prentice-Hall, 1977, 1st; np.
Fine/G+; dw clean, two 1" chips. $16
237 Watkins-Pitchford, Denys ("B.B.") /BB. Down the Bright Stream. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1959/1948, 3rd printing; red boards, 16 plates as issued, yellow jacket with elf, magpie, and rabbit, wide 8vo; 200 pp. A sequel to the Carnegie-winning Little Grey Men, a tale of gnomes et al with great scope; 16 colour plates plus b/w illustrations.
VG+/VG; shadow from jacket flaps, light intermittent reading wrinkles, very fresh and clean, in jacket with half inch flap at spine top, tiny chips to other extrems, light even soil on yellow areas; unclipped 16s. $85 –sold–
238 Whately, Rosaleen /Anne Linton. Sarah for Sally. Andre Deutsch, 1964, 1st; 152 pp. Grandmother Sarah told these tales to her granddaughter Sally. Simple, comical stories true to their period about Sarah's new friend Julia, a Difficult Child, her escapades, and how she came to live with Sarah's large family.
NF/NF; prénom. 28 $
239 Whitaker, Muriel, ed. /Vlasta van Kampen. Great Canadian Animal Stories. Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1978, 1st; 232 pp. Canada has produced many fine writers of animal stories. Represented here are Ernest Thompson Seton, George Clutesi, Christie Harris, Grey Owl, Sheila Burnford, Farley Mowat and others, with dramatic illustrations and a short biography on each author.
NF/VG; in dw with half inch tear and wear along top edge, especially spine. 10 $
240 Wibberley, Leonard. Journey to Untor. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1970, 1st; 188 pp. Uncle Bill and his nephews and nieces discover noens, green light energies from distant planets. One becomes a purring companion. When they are spirited to the dangers of Untor, then to Time Place, their noen saves them. Seq. to Encounter Near Venus. F/VG; clipped dw. 20 $
241 Williams, Ursula Moray /Peggy Fortnum. Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1969/1959 as to illustrations/1938, 1st of new edition, tp; blue cloth boards, green jacket with wooden horse; small 8vo; 176 pp. The charming tale of a sincere little wooden horse, who goes out in the world to seek his fortune so that his master can thrive.
NF/VG jacket; in clipped jacket with extrems a bit rubbed, white back lightly soiled. $25 –sold–
242 Wuorio, Eva-Lis. Save Alice! Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968, 1st; 165 pp. In Wourio's third mystery, two children and their cousin catch crooks after a rambling chase across Spain. NF/VG; in jacket with half inch tear. 20 $
243 Wuorio, Eva-Lis /Edward Ardizzone. The Island of Fish in the Trees. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1962, 1st, stated first; pink cloth boards with Belinda and Lucy, 6.7×9.2"; 59 pp plus About the Author. The adventure of Belinda and her doll on a sunny island, which is really Formentera in the Balearics, pictured in sparkling watercolours by Ardizzone. Wuorio's first published book in the United States.
VG+/VG; clean, crisp book with tiny rubs to bottom extrems, in clean flat jacket with darkened white spine, 2" tear at spine top, 2 half inch tears; unclipped 3.50. $95 –sold–
244 Wyndham, Lee /Jane Miller. On Your TOES, Susie! New York: Dodd, Mead & Co.; 1958/1958, 1st; red boards with stamped picture of Susie, pink jacket with Susie on her toes at the barre; 6.75×9.25"; 119 pp. At last, after four years of work, Susie is able to dance sur les pointes!
F/VG+; light spine fade, a lovely copy, unclipped 2.50. $180 –sold–
245 Yolen, Jane /Susanna Natti. The Acorn Quest. Crowell, 1981, 1st. 7×8.25; 58 pp. Squirrelin sets out with four brave knights from Woodland on a quest for the Golden Acorn which will keep the animals of the Wood from starvation. A silly spoof on the Arthurian legends with pictures to match.
NF/VG; name, in clipped dw with slight wrinkles and tiny edge tears top edge. 20 $
MODERN PICTURE BOOKS #246 through #384
246 ABC (anon) . ABC An Alphabet Book in Rhyme. Springfield, MA: McLoughlin Bros., Westfield Classics, (1941); blue top board with colourful letters, yellow bottom board, alphabet endpapers, in jacket identical to boards, full colour or red and black pages; 7.25×9"; np. Bright diamond shaped cover design.
VG+/VG; name and Sunday School, bumps to spine ends, else clean and straight; in slightly rumpled jacket with light edgewear all round, 1" closed tear; unclipped no price. $32
247 ABC Collin, Marcy /MC. The Book of Beasts. (an alphabet book) Novato, California: Piping Rock Press, 1971, #179 of a limited edition of 210 copies; brown cloth backed paper boards decorated with a yellow floral pattern with brown stamped titles and Noah's ark; heavy yellow-gold vellum throughout, brown beasts and text with orange-red letter, 10.9×7.1; np. Noah records the animals as they descend from the ark. An animal for each letter, described in rhyme . Stylish animal silhouettes with friendly faces, printed directly from linoleum blocks cut by the artist. Hand bound, from a small California fine press.
F/VG+; book as new in jacket with tiny rubs to extrems, toning on edges; unclipped, no price.
248 Adams, Ruth and Guy /Kurt Werth. Mr. Picklepaw's Puppy. Lothrop, 1970, 1st. A little wet puppy with big paws showed up in the rain, and he grew and grew. At last Mr. Picklepaw could stand his mischief and clumsiness no longer! By the author illustrator of Mr. Picklepaw's Popcorn.
G+/G; binding wrinkle on front board, in foxed dw. $24
249 Agee, Jon /JA. If Snow Falls. Pantheon, 1982, 1st. 5.75×4.8; c 30 pp. A little boy dreams of an old toymaker who will come "across snow nobody has stepped on, when it's windy, if snow falls." A very cosy little book, Agee's first. "When I graduated, I hauled my pile of doodles into the offices of a bunch of editors, with the wild notion that somebody might publish them. When that failed, I wrote a story for kids to go with my pictures (IF SNOW FALLS). It was two sentences long (which counts, by the way). Frances Foster, a wonderful editor with Pantheon at the time, saw something in that book and signed me up."
F/F. 30 $
250 Andersen, Hans Christian /Rick Schreiter. What the Good Man Does Is Always Right. Dial, 1968, 1st; 8.7×11.25; c 26 pp. Thirty-two lively full-colour paintings in intricate pen and watercolour; review slip laid in.
F/VG+; tiny flap torn in spine, else crisp. 25 $
251 Anderson, C. W /CWA. Tomorrow's Champion. Macmillan, 1946, 1st. Cloth, 9×11.5" oblong, 74 pp. A step by step description of how a potential race horse is raised and trained, illustrated with Anderson's beautiful lithographs.
VG+/0; clean, extrems sl bumped. $38
252 (anon) /Elizabeth Ivanovsky. Il Etait un Petit Homme, Chansons. Tours: Maison Mame; (1952); music by Joseph Canteloube; red cloth backed paper boards with the little man striding happily along, his three dogs running along on bottom board, children and animals dancing to a musical score on endpapers, oblong 10.7×8.75", 27×22.2 cm; np. The arranger, who is also a composer and the author of a book on songs of the French provinces, has picked a few lesser know titles and added the province from which the song comes. Il Etait un Petit Homme; J'ai cueilli la rose; A qui dansera la mieux?, Le roi Dagobert, A la claire fontaine, D'ou venez-vous, Perrine?, Quel petit pied, Il etait un' bergere, C'est la mer' Michelle, Cadet Rouselle, Que fait' vous la, d'aussi matin?, Ou vas-tu, pauvre boiteuse?, Madam' la mariee, Sur la route de Dijon, Passant sur la rout' de Paris, Au dessous de la treille, J'ai fait un' ronde dans ce pre, Je sais bien un nid de lievre, Catherine etait fille, Mon per' m'a donne un etang, C'etait Anne de Bretagne.
VG; tiny hole in spine cloth, extrems sl bumped and worn, ffep and half title lightly foxed , otherwise very clean and flat. $38
253 Averill, Naomi /NA. Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-nine Buffalos. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1939), white boards with red and brown blanket design running across both boards, buffalo silhouette on back, little boy's face on front, with a green yarn wrapped braid; white endpapers with brown stylized pictures of Native Americans and their horses, 9.5×9.5; np. The chief's little grandson had a dream that led the tribe to enough buffalo for all their needs. Beautiful lithos inspired by Native American paintings.
G -; 1944 name, edges and extrems bumped and worn, soil and flecks to white boards, clean pages with reading wrinkles and dog ears; opens freely. $15 –sold–
254 Banner, Angela /AB. Ant and Bee and the Doctor. New York: Franklin Watts, 1971, 1st US; golden cloth pictorial boards with drawings of Ant and Bee popping out of a Doctor's medicine bag, oblong 4.9×3.9; in dw identical to boards; 80 pp. All a preschooler's fears of the doctor are handled with aplomb by Ant and Bee.
NF/NF; very slight bow (1/32") in book; equally tiny rub to back spine; otherwise as new; unclipped 1.95 $250
255 Bebenroth, Charlotta M /Diana Thorne and George Lawson. On the Farm with Bob and Nancy. Akron, Ohio, US: Saalfield Publishing Company, (1933); brown cloth backed boards with pumpkin paper boards with large full coloured portrait of mare sticking her head out of her box stall and licking her colt, eight full colour illustrations by Thorne and pen and ink drawings in text by Lawson; 9.6×12"; np. Lovely illustrations of farm animals.
G+; boards clean with corners bumped and rubbed through to card, mare's blaze feels rough to the touch, light fraying to spine ends to 1/4"; a little light soil on title page, otherwise pages are flat and clean. $80
256 Belloc, Hilaire /B. T. B. and Nicolas Bentley. Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses, Illustrated Album Edition. New York: Alfred Knopf, a compilation, this copy printed in 1951, red cloth boards with gilt titles on spine and stamped figure and title on front board, red top edge, tan jacket with contents listed on front and a copy of The Tiger on the back; 6.75×9"; 407 pp. An indispensable reference for every family containing Cautionary Tales for Children, New Cautionary Tales, A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, More Beasts for Worse Children, More Peers, A Moral Alphabet ("X : No reasonable little Child expects/A Grown-up Man to make a rhyme on X. MORAL These verses teach a clever child to find/Excuse for doing all that he's inclined.") Ladies and Gentlemen ("The Three Races: Behold my child/the Nordic Man/And be as like/him as you can./His legs are long/his mind is slow/His hair is lank/and made of tow."
NF/VG; in nice clipped jacket with 3/8" chip on top corner, light even soil to back. $32 –sold–
257 Bennett, Dorothy A. /Cornelius De Witt. The Golden Encyclopedia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946, 1st; 10.3×13,126 pp. Fascinating little illustrations on all margins and a clear text.
VG/VG-; crisp, clean interior, some corner wear in jacket with edgewear and three 1.5" tears. $75
258 Bennett, Richard /RB. Not a Teeny Weeny Wink. Doubleday, 1959, 1st. Cloth back full coloured pictorial paper boards, 7.25×10.5". Billy and Johnny shared a hot upstairs bedroom on their little stump farm in the Northwest. It was so hot they couldn't sleep, and their Dad said it was OK for them to make a tent near the woods. But everyone was in for a big surprise!
F/VG+; in dw with 1/8" chip on one corner, a lovely copy. $35
259 Bible /George Kraus. The Lord's Prayer. Simon & Schuster, Windmill, 1970, 1st. A little boxed book with pictures of the traditional Amish.
VG/F/F; box has rubs and 1" long pull tear on back. $25
260 Bible (Baynes, Pauline) /PB. Noah and the Ark. Holt, 1988, 1st Am; 9×11, np. Text from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, with finely drawn illustrations.
VG/VG; board edges rubbed, in dw with half inch tear and wear along top. $18
261 Bible (Farber, Norma.) /Antonio Frasconi. How the Left-Behind Beasts Built Ararat. NY: Walker, 1978, 1st; 8×10.5, np. What happened to the animals left behind? Striking woodcuts.
NF/VG; dw sticker stain on front and small pull tear. 28 $
262 Bible (Haubensak-Tellenbach) /Erna Emhardt. The Story of Noah's Ark (Arche Noah). Crown, 1983/1977, 1st Am; translated from the German; coloured pictorial boards, decorated endpapers, 11.5×10; 22 pp. Detailed primitive paintings of the animals.
VG+/NF; inscription. 42 $
263 Bible (Price-Thomas, Brian) /B P-T. The Magic Ark. New York: Crown, 1987, 1st Am.; 9.5×8.5, np. A funny modern fantasy about a man who could be anyone's neighbor, but….
F/F. 35 $
264 Biro, Val /VB. Gumdrop: The Adventures of a Vintage Car. Follett, 1967/1966, 1st US. Pink cloth, 7.75×9.75; 24 pp Gumdrop is a real car, an Austin Clifton Twelve-Four, lovingly restored by Biro and his wife. The author imagines wildly funny adventures that could have happened to Gumdrop before the Biros found him! Interior and engine diagrams on eps.
G+/VG; very clean cloth boards, spine cocked making half inch slit in a spine crease, in clean dw with edgewear to extremities and light top edge wear. 26 $
265 Brunhoff, Jean de /JdeB. Histoire de Babar, Le Petit Elephant. Paris: Editions du Jardin des Modes, Groupe des Publications Conde Nast, 1931, 1st Edition, only copywrite statement on verso; printed by Maurice DuPuy; navy blue cloth backed red laminated boards with familiar picture, green endpapers with elephants, 14.6×10.7" (270×370); np. The bittersweet story of how Babar wandered to Paris, of how he became the civilized companion of his patron, of how Arthur and Celeste found him, and of how he returned to the jungle to become king. A beautiful first edition, very clean, with deep colours.
VG; bright spine cloth in perfect condition, clean boards, lightly rubbed line across front bottom margin, minor rubs to white on edges and bumped corners; opening to gauze next to rear endpaper (a recent accident, alas) and thus loosening, photos available. $1,250 –sold–
266 Carroll, Lewis (adapted by Purnell, publisher) /Rosemary Honeybourne. Alice in Wonderland. McClelland and Stewart, 1963, 1st Canadian. Full colour pictorial boards, 7.6×11; c 50 pp. An appealing Alice with big dark eyes and whispy brown hair shown in drawings of uneven quality, designed with colour on every other page. One of series of adapted classics. (See also 1920's section for other Alices)
VG+; white boards darkening a little. 25 $
267 Cendrars, Blaise /Marcia Brown. Shadow. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982, 1st; red clothbacked purple paper boards, 8.7×12.2; in full colour wrap around illustrated jacket with black dancers and shadows against purple to red background; ca 40 pp. Black dancers and tree fronds move against brilliant skies; pale West African ghosts float through. "But Shadow does not sleep./It is always watching./If you open your eyes/ in your sleep/ Shadow is there." From Petits Contes Negres pour les Enfants. Caldecott Medal.
F/F; as new, medal pasted on, unclipped 12.95. 120 $
268 Chaucer (Serraillier, Ian.) /Philip Gough. Chaucer's The Franklin's Tale. London: Kaye & Ward, or Warne, NY, 1972, 1st; 8.7×11.2, np. Brief and well written text, with bright coloured pictures on every spread. VG/G +; light reading wear, in dw with small tears and light topedge creases. 16 $
269 Chevalier, Renee /Roger Roux. Les Exploits de Goupil. Lyon: Editions du Puit-Pelu, nd, (c 1940?); imprimeurs Giraud-Rivoire; blue cloth backed illustrated matte white paper boards with Renard, Goupil and Ysegrin the wolf; oblong 9.7×12.2", 24.5×30.2cm; np. Colourful cartoon like pictures filling half of each page interpret the old story of the fox and the wolf.
G; light soil to front, soil to back, extrems lightly bumped, one inch margin tear, long tear on last page affecting illustration, pages clean. 70 $
270 Clifton, Lucille /Evaline Ness. Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming. NY: Holt Rinehart, 1971, stated 1st; white cloth boards with all over illustration in brown and lavender of Everett Anderson running with his Christmas tree, 9×8.3", in identical jacket; 26 pp. "14A/is up so high/our Christmas bounces/off the sky/and shines on all/the downer ones/Merry Christmas to them/says Mama/Merry Christmas from me/says Everett Anderson." The second E. A. book. Sensitive poems and pictures of a young black child. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.
NF/VG; in lightly soiled edgeworn white jacket with 2", and 1" closed tear; unclipped 3.95. $100
271 Coatsworth, Elizabeth /Genevieve Vaughan-Jackson. Mouse Chorus. Pantheon, 1955/1929 previously published in Compass Rose; grey paper boards with rust cloth back and three brown mice; grey endpapers with little mice following each other; in cream and brown jacket with busy little black mice on flowers; 5.75×7.5", ca 30 pp. A garland of little songs about mice each poem woven in with a delicate border of mice drawings. "Oh, Mouse. You are the guardian of this house. At your small doorway, you may sit and peer/At all that happens here…"
VG/VG; edges rubbed to white, in lightly edgeworn clipped jacket w creases and spine ends rubbed, pull tear on back. $14 –sold–
272 Crews, Donald /DC. Shortcut. NY: Greenwillow, 1992, stated 1st; shiny full colour paper pictorial boards with all over illustration of children looking down train tracks which disappear into the woods, black endpapers with KLAK KLAK brown design; in jacket identical to boards; 10.1×8.4", c 26 pp. A brush with real danger. The children know they shouldn't take the shortcut home on the tracks, but it is getting dark, so they do. When the huge freight train appears, the noise and shaking in Crews' pictures are palpable.
F/VG+; in jacket with 1/16" closed tear on spine crease. $14
273 Cross, Genevieve /GC. The Pop-corn Lamb and the Peppermint Sticks. New York: Cross Publications, (1949); turquoise cloth boards with gilt titles, marching peppermint stick pastedown endpapers, in red jacket with lamb and toys; oblong 10×8.25"; np. When Mr. Jelly-Bean made a Pop Corn Lamb and set him in the magic window near a jar of peppermint sticks, he had no way of knowing that this frisky little Pop Corn Lamb was soon to turn his toy shop into a world of enchantment for children everywhere! Words and music to Peppermint Stick Parade included. Introduced & recounted in rhyme by Mr. Popcorn.
VG+/G -; jacket; bright boards with bumped corners, pages toning, in soiled edgeworn jacket with stray pencil marks, one inch closed tear affecting title, unclipped, no price. 35 $
274 D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar /I&Pd'A. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1939, 1st, stated first; blue cloth backed paper illustrated boards with young Abe sitting on a fence rail, illustrated full colour map endpapers; 8.7×12.5; np. All the good old stories about Lincoln, including the scene where he made sooty footprints walk across the ceiling, in the D'Aulaire's beautiful lithographs. Erratum slip bound in. Wonderful colour. Caldecott Medal.
VG/0; name, bottom and top edges rubbed with corners bumped and rubbed to card, spine in nice condition, faded at foot, boards extremely clean and flat (must have recently lost its jacket); light margin soil on a few pages. 120 $
275 D'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar /I&Ed'A. D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths New York: Doubleday, 1962, 1st, stated first; 9×12.5, 192 pp. The D'Aulaire's superb coloured lithographs shine in this book.
VG+/G; tight with pages clean and flat, in very edgeworn jacket with closed tears on front and creasing on back, but little loss of paper, thus nice condition of the book. 60 $
276 Demaison, Andre /Mariette Lydis. Betes sur la terre et dans le ciel. Paris: Calmann-Levy Editeurs, Collections pour nos enfants. (1936); tan clothbacked ivory boards with a majestic green-eyed lion wearing a gold crown studded with emeralds; 8×10.2"; 20x26cm; 32 pp. Demaison is a prolific writer for adults on wild animals. Lithographs of very wild animals wearing human headgear.
VG; boards soiled, corners bumped, with light page soil and scrapes on back; ep lifted. $48 –sold–
277 Deucher, Sybil /Dorothy Bayley. Giotto Tended the Sheep. Dutton, 1938, 1st; 8.5×11.3, 96 pp. Part of the very short Artists Series. An early collaboration with coloured illus on almost every page, on pale terracotta paper.
NF/G+; tight and clean book has jacket with 1/2" chip on back, some corner chips, and two stains. $40
278 DeWitt, Josephine /JdW. The Whale and the Ferryboat. Nelson, 1939, 1st. Blue and white paper pictorial boards, 9.2×12.2; c 42 pp. Aurelius is a problem whale child, so it is no surprise when he takes up with a ferryboat and gets entangled in trouble; a broadly humorous story full of absurd names. Lushly textured black and white illustrations throughout.
G/G+; bottom edges of boards very worn with extremities worn through, interior clean and flat, in lightly soiled dw with chipped line on spine affecting text, half inch chips to spine ends, other light wear. 32 $
279 Duncan, Jane /Mairi Hedderwick. Janet Reachfar and the Kelpie. London: Macmillan, 1976, 1st; 4to, np. Matte white paper boards with watercolour of Janet walking along the path above her Highland farm, identical jacket design; 8.25×10.25; ca 31 pages. Brave Janet is willing to believe in magical creatures like Old Rory at the Quarry, or the Whigmaleerie at the Bog. But when it comes to believing in a slimy kelpie in their own sweet farm, well, Janet will see for herself!
F/VG+; jacket a little toned, publisher's crease; unclipped, 3.95 pounds. 40 $
280 Duvoisin, Roger /RD. The Christmas Whale. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1945) Parent's Book Club approved selection; orange boards with black titles and whale; orange jacket with large whale (a polar bear is standing on top of his head and waving to his friends on shore); oblong 8.8×6.8; np. When Santa's reindeer came down with the flu, his many friends at the North Pole pitched in, especially the Kindly Whale.
VG+/VG; top edge foxed, ow nice; in jacket foxed on edges, with rubs to extremes, 2 half inch tears, and a small hole in spine. 32 $
281 Ets, Marie Hall /MHE In the Forest. NY: Viking, Oct. 1944/1944, 2nd; terracotta paper boards with print of little boy walking along through the forest with his imaginary friends, in jacket identical to boards, larger, 9.5×7.25" oblong; np. A charming early Ets in which a boy walks through the forest and gathers a procession of friendly animals. A perfect picture book that will never age. Caldecott Honor.
VG+/G+; wartime paper darkening a little, small rubs to bottom spine and corners in edgeworn jacket with 1×1/2" chip along front bottom, hole in flap crease, evidence of moisture damage to top of jacket spine which has not affected book, still looks nice in protector; unclipped 1.00. $120 –sold–
282 Farber, Norma /Kazue Mizumura woodcuts. Small Wonders. Coward-McCann, (1979); 32 pp. Poetry with woodcuts.
F/NF. 22 $
283 Flack, Marjorie /MF. Angus Lost. New York: Doubleday, Doran, Junior Books, 1936/1932; paper boards with yellow and black picture and pink spine, yellow endpapers with Angus, the little Scottie, on his adventures, oblong 10×6.75", n.p. Angus wandered off and then "… at last Angus was home again! Angus was glad to come back to the SAME YARD and the SAME HOUSE and the SAME CAT and the SAME THINGS he knew about." High adventure for the very young.
G/0; child's neat name and address fep, little even soil to yellow boards, spine ends worn, top half inch missing, pages flat clean and unmarked; gauze showing on one opening. $38
284 Flack, Marjorie /MF. Topsy . New York: Doubleday, Doran, Junior Books, 1936/1935; paper boards with yellow and black picture and pink spine, yellow endpapers with Angus and Topsy, a cocker spaniel playing together, oblong 10×6.75", n.p. Judy looked longingly at the little dog in the pet store window, but Miss Samantha was the one who adopted her. Angus, with his friend the Airedale, helps Topsy find Judy again.
G+/0; child's neat stamp on title page margin, just a little even soil to yellow boards, spine ends very worn, top missing half inch, bottom missing 3/4", pages flat clean and unmarked. $95 –sold–
285 Floethe, Louise Lee /Richard Floethe. Jungle People. Scribner's, 1971, 1st; reinforced pictorial binding,10.3×8.4, 32 pp. Story of the Brave Blacks at Suriname, who escaped plantation slavery, stood up to government soldiers, and learned to survive in the jungle. Floethe's intricate, rhythmic watercolours show the daily life of these people and their African traditions.
NF/VG; slight corner bump and erasure marks on coloured endpapers, in dw with wear at spine top. $18
286 Fry, Christopher /Leonard Weisgard. The Boat That Mooed. Macmillan, 1965, 1st. Blue cloth, 10.1×8.2; 27 pp. Atmospheric Weisgard pictures of the water in the fog and the arrival of the sun.
VG/VG; reading wrinkles, in jacket with tag stain on front. 44 $
287 Gag, Wanda /WG. Nothing at All. New York: Coward-McCann, 1941, 1st nap; orange boards with green insert containing illustration of three dog houses on top board, on bottom a tree trunk with a hole showing nothing at all, white endpapers with green design and vignette of little dogs looking through the fence; oblong 9.75×6.75; np. Once upon a time there were three little orphan dogs. They were brothers. They lived in a far forgotten corner of an old forgotten farm in three forgotten kennels which stood there in a row. Little bright colored drawings on every spread, a very nice copy inside!
G/0; spine darkened and chipped, front board quite soiled, all pages are browning a bit on the edges, but completely unwrinkled and unmarked, and clean, (a couple of spots in the margins of three pages.) $310
288 Gag, Wanda /WG. The Funny Thing. New York: Coward-McCann, 1929, 1st nap; yellow boards with orange and green illustration of old man offering food to a dragon; green on yellow endpapers with old man and dragon silhouettes, oblong 9.75×6.75"; np How Bobo devised a delicious recipe that would cure the little dragon of his craving for dolls forever. An attractive book inside.
G -/0; heavy soil to yellow boards, espc bottom; spine worn at ends, and outer spine paper flaked off top half inch; toned endpapers and pages unwrinkled, unmarked, and clean (light margin soil on one page). 95 $
289 Gantschev, Ivan /IG. The Volcano. London: Neugebauer, (1981); Picture Book Studio US; 4to, np. Brok the evil giant crab brings about a volcanic eruption, in lyrical, frightening watercolour wash.
NF/NF; clipped dw. 22 $
290 Gerrard, Roy /RG. The Favershams. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1983/1982; 1st Am.; 8×11.2; c 30 pp. The debut of Gerrard's serious round people, here cast as stuffy Victorians. NY Times Best Illustrated Book, Bologna Graphic Prize.
F/VG; in dw with inch wrinkled tear at top spine. $18
291 Gilbert, Nan, reteller. (anon). The Three Fuzzy Bears. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, a Fuzzy Wuzzy Book, #50721947, probable 1st; illustrated paper boards with flocked bears in dark brown, endpapers with full colour vignettes from book, in jacket identical to boards, also Fuzzy; 8×11.25; np. A retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. "Now, in this Fuzzy Wuzzy storybook, Daddy, Mamma and Baby Bear become still closer friends with the child for he can read the story, enjoy the pictures, and feel Daddy, Mamma and Baby Bear."
VG/VG; 1947 inscription, bumps and light rubs to extremes, ow very crisp and clean, in amazingly bright, fuzzy jacket, front like new, back slightly darkening, one and 3/4" neat closed tear on front background, several tears to 3/4" on back, and scuffed spine ends to 1/4". $45
292 Goble, Paul /PG. Buffalo Woman. Bradbury, 1984, 1st; 9.3×9.5, 30 pp. The Legend of Buffalo Woman and Calf Boy and the hunter who was their father.
F/F. 25 $
293 Graham, Bob /BG. First there was Frances. NY: Bradbury Press, 1986/1985, 1st Am; blue cloth backed red paper boards, red endpapers, 8.5×10.5, in white jacket with full colour illustration of family on motorcycle; 30 pp. A bright and breezy classic. First came Frances who lived in a house just outside the city, then came Graham who worked at the airport, then a dog, then two babies, and on and on. Crowded as they were, they all learned to live together, then came…
F/VG+; very tiny closed tear (1/32") at spine bottom; unclipped 12.95. $35
294 Graham, Bob /BG. Where is Sarah? Little, Brown, 1985, 1st; shiny col. pictorial boards, 5.6×6.8, 29 pp. A little book, with Graham's appealing line drawings, of a brother, a sister, and a Scotty named Theo adventuring in the tall grass. John looked for Sarah but he forgot all about her. Theo deserted her for some soggy chips. The insects bit her tummy. Enough!
F/F. 16 $
295 Grahame, Kenneth /Adrienne Adams. The River Bank, from The Wind in the Willows. Scribner's, 1977, 1st thus illustrated; 8.5×10.3, 32 pp. Rat and Mole enjoy an afternoon on the river; the first chapter of the book, with delicate colour illustrations.
F/F. $40 –sold–
296 Gramatky, Hardie /HG. Nikos and the Sea God. Putnam's, 1963, 1st. 7.5×9.5" Nikos lives on a tiny island in the wine-dark sea far off the coast of Greece. He has grown up with tales of the old gods, so that when the catch is small, he wonders if it is Poseidon who keeps the fish from biting.
VG/VG; owner's gift inscription, dw minor edge rubs. $15
297 Grimm (Anglund, Joan Walsh) /JWA. Nibble Nibble Mousekin, A Tale of Hansel and Gretel. Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962, stated 1st; green cloth boards with mute children, in jacket with full colour picture of three main characters in wood; 7.6×9.6", ca 30 pp. Glowing colour spreads on every other page.
VG/VG; edges faded, espc spine bottom; top of spine and 3/8" of front board abraded on book and worn on jacket with 1/4" chip and half inch tear, otherwise in very nice' unclipped 3.25. 30 $
298 Grimm (Lunn, Janet) /Laszlo Gal. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Methuen, 1979, 1st. Black cloth, 8.6×11.5; c 27 pp. Graceful Renaissance princesses dance in a serious illustration of this story by a Hungarian Canadian artist. This is Lunn's second book for children, published before The Root Cellar.
F/F. 22 $
299 Grimm (Stewig, John Warren) /Margot Tomes. The Fisherman and His Wife. New York: Holiday House, 1988, stated 1st; bright blue cloth backed dusty pink paper boards, in white jacket with a scene of the two near their cottage on the shore; 8.5×9.75; np. The story of the greedy fisherman's wife, who at the end of this tale, wants to be "like unto God".
NF/F; tiny pale spot 1/16" on top edge, unclipped 13.95. $25
300 Hamilton, Virginia /Barry Moser. When Birds Could Talk & Bats Could Sing. NY: Scholastic, Blue Sky Press, 1996, stated 1st; green cloth backed red paper boards with gilt leaf outlines, yellow gold endpapers, 8.25×12.2", in white jacket with birds on branches in hats; 65 pp. Tales originally collected or created by Martha Young, (1982-1941), rewritten by Hamilton for children in colloquial speech. Each includes a verse or song and ends with a moral. With watercolours by Moser.
VG+/F; shadow of erased price on coloured endpaper. 26 $
301 Heyward, Du Bose /Marjorie Flack. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, as told to Jenifer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1939) early edition, no additional printing, no date on title page; heavy grey boards with red bunny and titles, shrimp pink endpapers, pink jacket with bunny and her babies on front, photo of Heyward and his 8 year old daughter on back, Wait for William and Restless Robin mentioned; 8.5×10.25; np. The Country Bunny trains each of her twenty-one children to take pride in helping with the family home. Even though the gentlemen bunnies scoff, and even though the way is hard, she is still able to achieve the job of Easter Bunny. Un classique.
NF/VG; clean, flat, opens freely, in jacket with darkened spine, 2 one inch tears, light even soil; unclipped, no price. –sold–
302 Hoban, Russell /Lillian Hoban. Bedtime for Frances. Harper & Row, (1960), early 70's reprint, Egg Thoughts 1972 mentioned; coloured pictorial paper boards, 8.2×10.2; c 28 pp. Frances learns not to be afraid in bed because 'the wind is just doing his job. Nice little Frances songs.
VG+/G+; in clipped dw with closed 1.5 inch tear, small stray pen mark, light soil. 28 $
303 Hoban, Russell /Lillian Hoban. Best Friends for Frances. Harper & Row, (1969), early 70's reprint, Bargain 1970 mentioned; 0869 on dustjacket; coloured pictorial paper boards, 8.2×10.2; c 28 pp. How Frances wins a spot for Gloria and herself on the boys' baseball team.
VG+/VG; slight rubbing to board edges, in dw with two closed half inch tears, small pull tear; unclipped 3.95. 28 $
304 Hoban, Russell /Lillian Hoban. Bread and Jam for Frances. Harper & Row, (1964), early 70's reprint, Bargain 1970 mentioned; coloured pictorial paper boards, 8.2×10.2; c 28 pp. Frances ventures out from her steady diet of bread and jam. Little Frances poems.
VG+/G+; in lightly soiled dw with sticker pull tear on front, spots on back showing faintly on book; unclipped no price. 28 $
305 Hodges, Margaret /Arvis Stewart. Persephone and the Springtime: a Greek Myth. Little, Brown, 1973, stated 1st; wide 8vo; 32 pp. The myth of how springtime came to be. A simple text by a storyteller, in a picture book with romantic ink and wash on every spread.
NF/VG; in lightly soiled dw with wear to spine ends. 40 $
306 Hogrogian, Nonny /NH. Rooster Brother. Hamish Hamilton, 1974, 1st UK. 9.5×8.2, pictorial endpapers; c 26 pp. Melkon, drawn here with lots of character, harasses the thieves who have stolen his name day rooster feast. He leaves them notes, "Rooster Brother was here. He will strike again." A funny Armenian folktale from the family of the author's husband.
NF/VG; in dw with two 3/8" tears, rubs to extrems, wear to spine top, and wrinkled torn area nr upper back corner, 2×2". 20 $
307 Janosch /J. The Thieves and the Raven. Macmillan, 1970, 1st US; 11×9 oblong, np. The ruler of the ravens routs egg poachers.
F/NF. 30 $
308 Keller, Anna, Verse /Else Wenz-Vietor. Zirkus. Munchen, Munich: Josef Muller, Ars Sacra (Meuller), (1952) reprint; wrap around illustrated paper boards with pink striped circus tent with mouse taking tickets on front, full coloured illustrations facing every page, 4.75 x 5.75"; 18 pp. All the little animals are having a colourful circus until the cat's head appears through the curtains! 8 color plates facing the verse.
VG; in original clear mylar outer wrap; owner's stamp, light, on contents page at rear of book, else bright as new. $18 –sold–
309 Keller, Frances Ruth /Werber. Adele and Doris Laslo. The Contented Little Pussy Cat New York: Platt and Munk (1949); orange boards, orange endpapers with coloured pictures of the characters, in jacket with front and back full coloured illustration of little kitten amid ferns and flowers; 8.2×10.2; np. Orange boards with black kitten. 4to. A cute 40's book with a kitten with very large green eyes.
VG+/VG; extrems bumped, all else as new; in clean jacket with top edge and spine wear, incld half inch chip, and name on clipped flap. 22 $
310 Kleinsinger, George and Paul Tripp /George Maas. The Tale of Tubby the Tuba. New York: Vanguard Press 1948, 1st, nap; paper boards with wrap-around green gold and black painting of Tubby and his friend the frog sitting under a tree under the stars; red endpapers with pink, white, and black orchestral instruments on front, green background on back, in black jacket identical to boards; oblong 10.1×8.2; np. Very classy 40's modern illustrations in this retelling of the Tubby the Tuba album.
VG/VG; name, some rubs to extrems and edges, in jacket with some creases rubbed, soil to white edges; unclipped 2.00. $110
311 Kuratomi, Chizuko /Kozo Kakimoto. Helpful Mr. Bear. Parents' Magazine Press, (1966); full coloured illus boards, 10×9.75. Mr. Bear grows lonely on his mountaintop and decides to go down to the Rabbit town and help out. He begins by pushing an entire "broken down" line of traffic stopped at a red light, and continues to cause chaos all day! Large flat paintings.
VG/0; small neat name on fixed endpaper, bottom corners badly bumped. $12
312 Kurelek, William /WK. The Last of the Arctic. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1976, 1st; beige cloth, 10×12"; 94 pp. Thirty coloured paintings and sixteen black and white drawings document the disappearing traditional ways of Arctic life. Kurelek lived on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic while he researched this book.
NF/VG; in dw w rubbed thin creases on spine, light wear and rubbing to spine ends. $18
313 Lamarque, D'Elaine /d'A. Ruiz et M. Saufnai. I learn to knit to dress my doll, Primrose. Paris: Laines de Pingouin distributed by Adrien Mey & Co., New York, nd (c 1945?); translated from the French by Dee T. Bass, white boards with photo of little girl knitting and holding her doll, blue penguin design on inside of boards, 7×9.3; 32 pp. This book begins with a sort of Disney fantasy about the arrival of the doll; then there are photos of the doll in different outfits and patterns for doll clothes of increasing difficulty, but all within reach of a beginning knitter, teaching knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast on, bind off, and cords.
VG; white boards darkening, long crease visible on front of cover, but not back. 22 $
314 Leaf, Munro /ML 3 and 30 Watchbirds. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1944, 1st thus, stated first; red cloth binding with black titles; endpapers with all the characters the Watchbirds need to watch; 7.6×10.25; np. Bring back the Watchbirds! They didn't miss a thing: The Meany, The Sneaky, The Blamer… how did Leaf ever think of them all!
G; extremities rubbed and frayed, loosening, opens freely. $75
315 Leaf, Munro /ML Flock of Watchbirds. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1946, 1st thus collected, stated first; red cloth binding with black titles; endpapers with all the characters the Watchbirds need to watch, black with red and white jacket with uncertain baby surrounded by a flock of watchbirds, 7.6×10.25; np. Here they all are: the Grabber, the Bashful, the Too-Late, the Butter-In….An omnibus containing Watchbirds, More Watchbirds and Fly Away, Watchbird.
VG/Fair; 1951 inscription from Daddy to Linda, bumped corners, pages and boards clean and flat; in edgeworn, clipped jacket from which the author's name has been cut out (recently, no fading to boards) and with rubbed creases, chip to spine. $125
316 Leaf, Munro /ML More Watchbirds. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940, 1st, nap; green cloth binding with black titles; inside pastedown with happy Watchbird, illustrated in red and black; green with black and white jacket with puzzled Watchbirds, 9.25×12.5"; np The second year's collection of Watchbirds from the Ladies' Home Journal. "The large size pictures are so arranged that they may be used for posters or framing." From Nail-biters to Won't Shares! Ads on the back of jacket for Grammar, Manners, Safety, R. F. Weatherbee, and Noodle.
G+/G+; very clean boards with lightly bumped extrems, bottom front corner bumped for half inch, spine darkened in area of chips; opens freely, cracked with glue stain on one opening, fingerprints and light reading wrinkles on first few pages, else flat and clean; in somewhat rumpled looking edgeworn jacket, rubbed spine and chips to 1.25 on spine ends, two 2" closed tears; unclipped 1.00. $220
317 Leaf, Munro /Robert Lawson. Wee Gillis NY: Viking Press, 1938, 1st. Plaid boards with yellow cloth spine and picture of Wee Gillis in center Wee Gillis learns how to stay very still from his highland relatives and to yell very loud from his lowland relatives. But when he plays a stranger's bagpipe, he knows how he himself will live. Behind the comedy, Leaf addresses a question central to older children. Caldecott Honor.
VG+/VG; seems unread, slight wear to bottom corners of both boards and jacket, jacket has 3/4" tear not affecting title; unclipped 1.50. $210
318 Leaf, Munro /Robert Lawson. Wee Gillis NY: Viking Press, 1938, 1st; yellow cloth backed plaid paper boards, white endpapers with Wee Gillis in both environments; 7.2×10.2; np. Plaid boards with yellow cloth spine and picture of Wee Gillis in center Intensely dark black and white pictures of Highland and Lowland Scotland. Caldecott Honor. SIGNED by author on the half title.
VG/0; contemporary bookplate fep and adult owner's small name, crisp, seems unread, wear to corners, some edgewear, rubbed spine ends. $125
319 Leopold, Celine /CL. In het verre land Marokko. Amsterdam: Kris Kras, (1965); cloth backed illustrated paper boards, 11.1×8.3; np. Gorgeous tissue paper collages with brown camels and wonderful human figures with huge long fingered hands set in a landscape which alternates burning red sun, and pink sands on one spread with deep purple and blue scenes on the next. Leopold is better know in Europe than in the United States.
G -; the only structural problem is a severely bumped top corner, but the boards and edges are unattractively foxed. $18
320 Lionni, Leo /LL. Swimmy. Pantheon, 1963 1st, nap (all points); paper boards with all around illustration of Swimmy deep in watercolour ocean; blue water endpapers, in jacket identical to boards; 9 x 11.5.; np. An enchanting underwater world of wash, collage and stamp painting. Caldecott Honor.
F/NF; unclipped 3.50. $125
321 Lipkind, Will, & Nicolas Mordvinoff. (Will and Nicolas) /NM. Even Steven. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1952, reprint prior to 1953 Christmas Bunny; orange boards with black horse head, orange endpapers with white horse and his poem on each, orange, blue-grey and brown page and drawings alternate, in brown and blue-grey jacket with Steven the horse on his ranch, 8.75×11"; np. Even though Steven was the smallest horse on the ranch, he was smart, and he knew how to get even. Hobie knew he had found a friend from the look in Steven's eye. When the outlaws stole all the other horses right before the fair, it was Hobie and Stephen who came to the rescue.
NF/VG; large name on fep, ow clean & crisp; in darkening dw, espc spine, w light rubs to extrems, 1" tear; unclipped 2.50. $70
322 Lisowski, Gabriel /GL. On the Little Hearth. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1978, 1st; translated from the Yiddish by Miriam Chaiken; 8×9, np. With words and music for the Yiddish classic lullaby, Oif'n Pripitchik. F/F. 32 $
323 Low, Joseph /JL. Boo To A Goose. Atheneum, 1975, 1st; 7.3×9.3", np. Jimmy's mother said a boy almost six couldn't keep on being afraid of a goose. It took the help of all Jimmy's animal friends to give him the courage to stand up to mean old Gus.
F/VG; in bright dw with two closed tears near spine top. 25 $
324 Mariana/ Marian Curtis Foster /M. Miss Flora McFlimsey and the Baby New Year. Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1951, 1st trade nap; red cloth backed paper boards with watercolour of Flora in her nightdress finding the baby, in jacket identical to boards, 5.75×6.75; np. Flora McFlimsey is feeling lonely on New Year's Eve. Everyone else is at a party but Flora and her cat weren't invited. Then she finds a little baby on the doorstep, and feeds him and rocks him until 12 midnight, when…
NF/VG; binding slanted 1/16"; all else clean, unwrinkled, unrubbed and straight; in jacket with 1" pale pink stain in middle of light blue-grey back, dark spot, edges rubbed, 1/2" closed tear, tiny rubs to extrems; unclipped 1.00. $65
325 Mariana/ Marian Curtis Foster /M. Miss Flora McFlimsey's Easter Bonnet. Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1951, 1st trade nap; white paper boards and spine with Flora in an amazing hat and a white bunny, in jacket identical to boards, 5.75×6.75"; np. Flora and the others are dressing for a party. Since Flora has nothing new to wear, the rabbit's mother makes a hat for her, including holes for the ears.
VG/VG; name, fep; a very clean, straight little book with just a bit of rubs to spine bottom edge, in jacket clipped on both flaps, with light all over soil and edgewear all around to less than 1/16". $85
326 Marshall, James /JM. The Guest. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975, 1st nl; grey cloth boards with drawing of the Mona with a flower in hand and a snail, Maurice, on her antler; white eps with pink and yellow flower pattern, in hot pink dw w flowers and portrait of the friends on center panel; 8.2×8.5; np. Maurice creeps up on Mona one day while she is playing the piano. They become inseparable, until Maurice disappears.
VG+/VG; binder's error has caused rough edge on paste-downs, else fine; in a very clean jacket with faded spine worn at top edge for 1/16", crease along bottom edge; unclipped 5.95. $50 –sold–
327 McCord, David /Marc Simont. The Star in the Pail. Little, Brown Co, 1975, 1st; 8×10, ca 44 pp. Nice poems illustrated with colourful, sensitive paintings.
F/VG; prénom. 40 $
328 McGrath, Ann Sperry /Demi. Tony's Tunnel. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, a Hold-Me Book, 1981, 1st. Shiny paper colour pictorial boards with 4" oval hole throughout boards and block as issued, 7.3×9.5; c 34 pp. This is the story of Tony's tunnel. Only Tony knows where it is. As the story goes on animals use the culvert to cross under the road. Tony brings food for them to eat and draws their pictures on the wall.
A celebration of secret hideouts.
NF. 16 $
329 Mero, Lee /Florence Sarah Winship. Jack and Jill Visit the Zoo. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, A Peek-a-Boo Book, 1942, front cover with die cut paper grill which forms entrance gate to the zoo, three folded sheets making 10 interior pages, all pages are die-cut in center to reveal the animal houses in the later pages of book, and the sky on the inside of the back cover 9.4×13"; np. Gentle pictures of animals, and imaginative houses for them to live in. Hollyhocks and other flowers fill this zoo. One of Winship's earlier books; her name is not featured.
VG; slightly toned, but printed on warm beige paper, with only the grill section of the front cover and the giraffe house in white, half inch closed tear on front, scuff on bottom edge, rubbed lower spine split half inch, otherwise very nice, flat and clean. 25 $
330 Mero, Lee /Ruth Caroline Eger. Visit Mother Goose Town with Jack and Jill. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, A Peek-a-Boo Book, 1942, front cover with paper grill diecut which forms a window in the sky through which the children can see Mother Goose Town, three folded sheets making 10 interior pages, all pages are die-cut in center to reveal later pages of book; on each page is a character from Mother Goose, and each page takes them closer and closer to the town, through the town, and then to the foot of King Cole's castle beyond, 9.4×13"; np. An ingenious walk through Mother Goose Town with nice 40's illustrations.
VG+; only two 1/4" tears and a little rubbing to the spine fold mar this nice book. $25
331 Merrill, Jean /Ronni Solbert. Boxes. New York: Coward McCann, 1953, 1st; orange boards, green endpapers with all kinds of colourful boxes, yellow jacket with green and orange drawing of the Zorn Brothers sitting at a table and thinking about boxes; 8.2×10.1; np. How the business world learned to understand the importance of the box. The third book from this wonderful pair.
VG+/VG; occasional reading wrinkles to clean tight pages, clean straight boards, in jacket very lightly edgeworn and rumpled all around, rubbed on front crease; 1/4" flap at spine top; unclipped 2.50. $30
332 Mollel, Tololwa M /E. B. Lewis. My Rows and Rows of Coins. New York: Houghton Mifflin, Clarion, (1999); illustrated boards with Saruni carefully counting his coins, chartreuse endpapers, in jacket identical to boards, 9×11.2" 32 pp incld author's note. A little boy in Tanzania saves his money coin by coin to buy a bicycle to help his mother take goods to market. A nice family story.
F/F.; as new, unclipped 15.00. 10 $
333 Mother Goose (De Angeli, Marguerite) /MdeA. Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes. New York: Doubleday, 1954/1954, 1st, stated first; tan boards with Mother Goose riding on her gander; illustration and titles in mulberry, dark blue, and yellow; in jacket with full painting front and back of Mother Goose characters assembled in a field below a blue sky; 9×12.5"; 192 pp. A lovely collection with over 250 de Angeli illustrations, in unusually nice condition. Caldecott Honor.
F/VG+; book crisp, perhaps unread, as new, in jacket with light soil to back, top edge darkening and very light edgewear; unclipped 5.00 $285
334 Myers, Walter Dean /A&M Provensen. The Golden Serpent. Viking, 1980, 1st; 9×7.5 oblong, np. An original tale by Myers set in turn of the century India.
F/F. 28 $
335 Nash, Ogden /Wendy Watson. The Animal Garden. London: Andre Deutsch, 1972, 1st thus illustrated; white boards with green garden strip and children exploring through tall grass, also lion; decorated endpapers, 7.1×8.25; np. Roy and Joy longed for a pet, but their parents were allergic to cats and dogs. Then they met Abidan Allseed, who solved their problem with a magic garden.
VG/VG; small ink smear on white board, bottom spine bumped, in clipped darkening jacket with similar bump. 16 $
336 Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds /Gioia Fiammenghi. Meet Murdock. Follett, 1969, 1st; in a jacket with bright pictures of the problems in the basement; 8.3×10.25"; c 27 pp. A rollicking story about a building super, a retired sailor, and the three children who are the bane of his existence. They build a raft, the pipes freeze and break, chanteys are sung and crackers eaten. Early Naylor.
NF/VG; heavy edgewear all along top edge. $12
337 Newberry, Clare Turlay /CTN. April's Kittens NY: Harper & Brothers, 1940, 1st sd, Golden Hind Press. Tan cloth boards, white endpapers with black kittens lapping milk from red dish, in jacket with red gingham background and very black kitten in large panel; 9.2×10.7"; 33 pages with scored pull-out portrait of kitten present on last page. Newberry's kittens just ask to be picked up off the page. Caldecott Honor.
VG/VG; top edge bumped, two 3/4 inch pull tears, front and flap. $130 –sold–
338 Newman, Carol /Fernando Krahn. Strella's Children. Atheneum, 1966, stated 1st; oblong 4to; 40 pp. Poems about fantastic creatures, with facing pictures by Krahn, in this, his first children's book.
NF/VG; bumped corners, in sl soiled dw with light edgewear. 28 $
339 Norling, Jo /Ernest Norling. Pogo's Lamb: A Story of Wool. NY: Holt, 1947, 1st, no subsequent titles mentioned; grey cloth boards stamped in green with Pogo and lamb; picture endpaper diagrams of sheep to cloth process with many tools, in grey jacket with John and Pogo in a mountain (Cascade?) meadow; 6.1×8.2", 40 pp. John and his little dog Pogo follow the making of woolen cloth from sheep to mill in a story with cheerful pictures of Pogo's investigations and detailed endpaper diagrams of the process. By a Northwest author/artist team.
VG/G+; several small tape stains on free endpaper, extremities slightly bumped, in slightly rumpled clipped jacket with rubbed creases and small chips on extremities; 1.25 on back list. 28 $
340 Norling, Jo /Ernest Norling. Pogo's Mining Trip: A Story of Gold. NY: Holt, 1945, 1st, no subsequent titles mentioned; blue cloth boards stamped in yellow with sleeping Pogo; picture endpaper map of Pogo's goldmine area, in yellow jacket with John and Pogo inspecting sieve; 6.1×8.2", 40 pp. John and his little dog Pogo drive to the mountains and discover how gold is mined. Endpapers include a pictorial map of the Gold Country with labeled machines and materials bordering the map.
NF/VG; in lightly soiled jacket with half inch closed tear, wear at top; unclipped 1.25. $36
341 Peet, Bill /BP. Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, (1959) 4th printing; tan cloth boards with picture of Hubert the Lion with very raised hair, red titles and spine, in jacket with Hubert's mane encircling angry animals; 8.8×10; np. One of the first two books written by Peet as he decided to branch out from his work at Disney studios. A book with happy four colour illustrations and no moral.
VG/VG; 1/4 inch slant, bottom corner bump, on book that appears unread, in nice jacket with a couple of tiny rubs & closed tears, less than 1/8", spine & edges toned a bit; unclipped 3.75. $85 –sold–
342 Perrine, Mary /Leonard Weisgard. Nannabah's Friend. Houghton Mifflin, 1970, 1st; 8.8×9.3; c 29 pp. Nannabah is lonely tending the sheep by herself for the first time, until she makes a doll family to keep her company. When she returns to the canyon the next day there is a little girl, a new friend. Quiet desert scenes in lavender, tan and black. F/F. $18
343 Petersham, Maud and Miska /M&MP. Off to Bed. New York: Macmillan, 1954, 1st, stated first; in dark blue cloth jacket with yellow titles and moon, crayon blue jacket with mother bear and her cubs sleeping in her cave and the moon outside. Seven animal stories in which babies sleep comfortably by their furry mothers. A nice copy in a lovely jacket with just a little browning on the edge inside, verifying its age. A light hairline crease along the spine is barely visible on exterior, suggesting that it has been stored. This is a vintage jacket, probably not the original jacket for this copy, thus price.
VG/VG+; 1954 inscription from Mommie, book has fading to boards along spine and edges, intermittent light reading wrinkles; in bright, clipped jacket with 3/8" inch closed tear on back; jacket appears new. $55
344 Piatti, Celestino (Huber, Ursula.) /CP. The Nock Family Circus Atheneum, 1968/1967, 1st US; full colour pictorial binding; 12×8.5", oblong, np. Piatti's third picture book illustrates in glowing paintings the everyday behind-the-scenes life of a real Swiss circus.
VG+/G; in jacket with damaged and torn back and other tears and chips, but with Piatti's cover art little affected. 28 $
345 Plicka, Karel & Frantisek Volf /Milada Maresova. Stary' Cesky' Kalendar. Prague: Statni Nakladatelstvi Detske Knihy, (1959); ivory cloth with a large design of black and red storks walking across cover, 8.5×11.2, 250 pp. An anthology, in Czech, arranged by month. Songs, poems, riddles, and seasonal pictures, with Maresova's delicate bright pen-and-watercolour artwork woven liberally throughout and many full page pictures and spreads. Clearly a treasure!
VG+/G+; corners and spine head bumped, fep creased, in dw with general edgewear, tape pull on front, 2" tear and crease on back. $50
346 Pomminville, Louise /LP. Pitatou et le printemps: les merveilleux oiseaux de la foret de nulle part. Ottowa: Editions Lemeac, (1972); laminated fully illustrated boards in iridescent greens with yellow Pit-tout-court, and his mother, magenta Pitabelle, endpapers in black and white with Pitatou's family carrying rushes and flowers for the party, in French; 9.4×12.3; np. Excitement in the forest of nowhere! All the strange little birds get ready for the arrival of Pitapatte, the great traveller! They have a beautiful feast. Whimsical in the best sense. SIGNED and inscribed by author/artist. "Que la cre te garde toute sa poesie!"
VG, bottom of spine a bit soiled, and quite bumped, otherwise nice. See the matching book Pitatou et les pommiers, also signed. 32 $
347 Pomminville, Louise /LP. Pitatou et les pommiers: les merveilleux oiseaux de la foret de nulle part. Ottowa: Editions Lemeac, (1972) presumed 1st; laminated fully illustrated boards in iridescent blues with yellow, magenta, and green birds on yellow ground, endpapers with black and white birds in garden of ferns, in French, many deeply coloured pages; 9.4×12.3; np. Colorful birdlike creatures, the pitas…. pitatou, his wife pitabelle, and their child pit-tout-court and all their many friends, including pitatricot the knitting lady, pitarien the poet, pitaclic the photographer and pitaguitarre, you guessed it. They walk, they meet, they smell the apple blossoms, and somewhat later, they gather apples, but what a charming little world they live in! SIGNED and inscribed by author/artist in 1972
G -; nice with the bottom of the spine worn throughout to card. Unfortunately, an owner has carefully traced around some of the ferns on the endpaper. See the matching book Pitatou et le printemps, also signed. $12
348 Prokofjew, Sergej. (Sergei Prokofiev) /Frans Haacken. Peter und der Wolf (Peter and the Wolf). Wiesbaden and Zurich: Parabel Verlag, 1987/Berlin: Alfred Holz Verlag, 1938; modern reprint; translated to the German by Lieselotte Remane. Black laminated paper covers with (perhaps) scratchboard drawing of Peter, wolf head, and tree with touches of green and red, 8.75×8.25"; 46 pages. A well-done modern reproduction of this elegant 30's book, with pictures opposite short text and a fold-out page for the Triumphal procession. Themes scored at the end.
VG/0; crease and a little soil near the margin of the foldout page, otherwise fine. $18
349 Provensen, Alice & Martin /A&MP. Glorious Flight/ Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot. Viking, 1983, 1st; 11×8.5", 39 pp. Bleriot's many efforts at flying culminated in a flight across the English channel in 1909; this was the first of its kind, eighteen years before Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. Caldecott Medal.
Very Good with Good jacket (VG/G); two closed tears front of very edgeworn jacket. $46
350 Pyk, Ann /Jan Pyk. The Hammer of Thunder. Putnam's, 1972, 1st; matte full colour cloth boards, 10.6×8.7"; np. Bold primitive watercolours in greys, reds and blues tell the story of Thor's attempts to recover his hammer from the giant Thrym.
VG/NF; both jacket and boards are slightly bumped at bottom corners. 32 $
351 Robbins, Ken /KR. Tools. Four Winds, 1983, 1st; 8.5 x 10.25, np. Large scale hand tinted photos of tools that have seen some work; each spread with the name of the tool and endpapers with all the tools assembled. NY Times Best Illustrated Book Award. VG/VG, dw with small chips around edges. 25 $
352 Rose, Anne /Margot Tomes. Pot Full of Luck. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982, 1st; 8.2×10.2, np. An African, Ashanti, fable. F/F. 25 $
353 Russell, Solveig Paulson /Ezra Jack Keats. What Good is a Tail? New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962, 1st, stated first; cloth pictorial boards illustrated all around with animals with interesting tails; in jacket identical to boards; 8.7×11.2"; np. A large picture book with a page for each animal picture and a short text: "I am a dog. My tail tells how I feel. It droops when I am sad. It waves and wags when I am happy. My tail is also good for showing if I am healthy." Just a few new words here, like prehensile. A good choice for a small child. Keats illustrated this book and a few others before he produced his own distinctive works. He is barely mentioned on the jacket!
F/VG; almost as new, in jacket with very light soil to back and spine, crease on front flap corner; unclipped 2.50. $38
354 Schaeffler, Ursula /US. The Thief and the Blue Rose. Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1967/1963, 1st US; 9.5×12", np. Richly coloured, detailed oil paintings by Schaeffler elaborate the story. NF/VG; lt edgewear. $30
355 Scharen, Beatrix /Beatrix Scharen. Gigin and Till. UK: Atheneum House, Ltd, Longmans Young Books, Ltd 1969/(1968 Artemis Verlag, Zurich), 1st UK; translated by Roseanna Hoover; printed in Switzerland. Grey cloth backed paper boards, full colour illustration on front; jacket with same coloured illustration; 8.6×11.9" oblong; 24 pp. Everyone is too busy to pay attention to Gigin, but his toys show him a magic world. In amazing deep, glowing colours with black outlines and texture. Written for the author's own small boy and his toys.
F/VG; in very clean jacket with half inch wrinkled closed tear on back, a little edgewear at spine top, and rubbed front crease; unclipped 21s. 50 $
356 Singer, Isaac Bashevis /Irene Lieblich. The Power of Light. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980, 1st; 7.3×9.3"; 87 pp. Eight Stories for Hanukkah. F/F. $40
357 Slobodkin, Florence and Louis /F&LS. Mr. Papadilly and Willy. Vanguard, (1964), very early printing; yellow cloth boards with lion and Mr. P. stamped, red endpapers, 8.3×10.2, in jacket with full colour wrap around picture of Mr. P and reluctant lion in ring; 36 pp. Gentle Mr. Papabilly and his playful lion Willy love the circus but they long for a home of their own. They try living in houses, but the neighbors are not welcoming! At last, they realize that the circus is best after all.
NF/VG; in jacket with narrow half inch chip, 1/4" wear to top of spine; unclipped 3.50 $55
358 Solbert, Ronni /RS. The Song That Sings Itself. Bobbs-Merrill, 1972, 1st; rust cloth boards, large 8vo; 30 pp. A parable of a wise king from the far East, perhaps Tibet, who seeks the mysterious song of his dreams. The subtle outlined images are printed on heavy tan paper in black and rust.
VG/VG; in dw w damage to top half inch of spine and other small edge tears. $15
359 Sovak, Cenek /Vojtech Kubasta. Jezek Pichacek Mezi Lidmi. (Prickly Hedgehog among the People) Prague Praha Praze: Josef Dolezal: Cervenem Kostelci (1948)/1944; F. Horky , red cloth backed grey cloth boards with the little hedgehog boy in red; yellow top edge; green jacket with portrait of little boy with flower behind his ear and prickly hair; 8.5×11.75; 91 pp. During the German occupation, Kubasta worked for a puppet theater under Cenek Sovak. This little hedgehog boy, Jezek Pichacek, was one of the puppets. Subsequently, Sovak and Kubasta created several books about Jezek Pichacek. Many coloured pictures throughout the text. Both the Czech national library and the Broward County collection give the original publication date as 1944. 7.4×9.12"; 18.8×23.2cm (See coloured illustration inside front cover.)
VG/Poor; slightly sprung boards are stained by the jacket tape, paper toning a bit, but very clean and unwrinkled with bright colours; in a jacket that would have been adequate if someone had not attempted to repair it with huge swathes of tape, still the jacket front with the large portrait of the hero is bright and clean. 275 $
360 Spier, Peter /PS. Tin Lizzie. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Sons, 1975, 1st; full colour illustrated cloth pictorial binding of Lizzie on a farm, front endpaper illustrated with Lizzie driving through the woods, rear endpaper has coloured diagrams of Ford Model T 1909 Touring Car, jacket identical to boards, ca 40 pp. Follows the adventures of a Model T Ford Touring Car from 1909 to the present. Detailed drawings also show decades of American history.
VG+/VG; occasional small reading wrinkles, in jacket with quarter inch tear at top spine, half inch tear on back; clipped. 16 $
361 Spier, Peter (Francis Scott Key, words) /PS. The Star-Spangled Banner. Garden City: Doubleday, 1973, 1st; cloth pictorial boards showing sailors on shipboard catching sight of the flag; 9.2×12.5", np, c.48 pp. The National Anthem illustrated by Spier, with F S Key's essay on the anthem appended, also the words set to music; also, envelope containing 17" x 24" poster, "suitable for framing." SIGNED by the artist on the title page.
NF/VG; clipped jacket with Fine chart and envelope; book has tiny rubs to spine foot, else very nice; slightly rumpled jacket has very light edgewear all around and 1.5" tear at spine foot; envelope and chart are without flaw. $75
362 Steig, William /WS. Brave Irene. NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1986, stated 1st; np; red cloth boards with brown endpapers, 8in full colour all around pictorial jacket with Irene trudging along; .25×10.75"; ca 29 pp. Irene courageously faces a howling blizzard to deliver her mother's order, and just in time! Wonderful pictures of a determined little body plodding through the snow and wind. New York Times Best Illustrated.
F/F; as new. 35 $
363 Stone, Bernard /Tony Ross. The Tail of Admiral Mouse. Holt Rinehart, 1981, 1st; shiny full colour pictorial boards, 8×9.3; 21 pp. On one terrible day, the mice of England went to war with the mice of France to protect their cheese supplies. Detailed small pictures of the events.
F/F. 20 $
364 Stott, Rowena /Edith Holden. The Hedgehog Feast. Windmill, 1978, 1st Am, but with turn of the century illustrations. Shiny, full colour pictorial boards, 7.5×9.75; 22 pp. Preserved by the family, these watercolour illustrations by Edith Holden,1871-1920, form a little story of the hedgehogs' hibernation feast. This book feels more like a good period picture book than a nostalgic facsimile reprint.
VG/NF; light reading wrinkles, soil one page, dw clipped in square. $12
365 Takeichi, Yasoo /Sejima Yoshimasa. The Mighty Prince Crown, 1971 trans., 1st thus, printed in Japan; 9.8×9.8", oblong; np. The legend of a powerful and wealthy prince who continues to wage war until a small girl shows him a way to happiness. Japanese brush paintings on thick ivory paper illustrate broad landscapes and active figures. Originally published in Japan.
G+/G+; hinge starting 1", large, neat inscription, in dw w some soil & wear to spine ends. $20
366 Thayer, Jane (Woolley, Catherine) /Seymour Fleishman. Little Mr. Greenthumb. NY: William Morrow, 1967, 1st nap; yellow cloth with tiny man observing flower, white endpapers with pink and green morning glories, 7.7×9.75, in white jacket with basket of flowers with Mr. G. sitting inside; 29 pp. The little elf preferred enjoying Mrs. Gardner's flowers to caring for them. Then, when she left to visit a new grandchild, his pleasant surroundings turned to a nightmare of dead flowers! Could he garden, too? Pretty flower drawings.
VG/G; rubbed spine ends, child's stamp on front endpaper; in stained darkening edgeworn jacket with 1.5" chip to bottom spine affecting text; unclipped 3.50. $16 –sold–
367 Trimpet, Alice /Janet Laura Scott. The Story of my Dolls. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1935/1935, 1st nap; black cloth backed pink paper boards with lavender lace frame around oval portrait of Tillie, a doll with pantalettes and a basket of flowers; pink endpapers with white lace frame around silhouette of old fashioned soldier and girl and mother and child, 10.75×9"; 76 pp Photos and stories of beautiful 19c dolls from the author's collection.
VG; spine ends and tips of corners rubbed, bottom edges rubbed to white; 1935 grandmother's inscription. 20 $
368 TsuTsui, Yoriko /Hayashi, Akiko. Anna In Charge. UK: Viking Kestrel, 1988/1979, 1st English; coloured pictorial binding; 10.5×7.5 oblong, 32 pp. Anna, a very appealing modern Japanese preschooler, finds her lost little sister.
Fine/VG; in dw with long edge creases at top. $20 –sold–
369 Uchida, Yoshiko /Margot Zemach. Two Foolish Cats. New York: Macmillan, Margaret McElderry, (1987) 2nd printing; grey cloth boards, cream endpapers, jacket with two cats hiding in the bamboo grove, 7.6×10; np Suggested by a Japanese folktale, with beautiful watercolours.
NF/NF; board top edges sunned, in clipped jacket. 16 $
370 Ungerer, Tomi /TU. The Mellops Strike Oil. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958, reprint in year of publication according to titles listed; blue cloth boards with Mellops and gusher, in jacket with Mellop parents singing in front of an oil well; 9.3×8" oblong, ca 32 pp. A chance discovery of oily water leads the Mellops to serious research, construction, and drilling. Then everything falls apart and home looks good.
VG+/G; a little rubbing at spine ends, clipped jacket worn off almost 1" at either spine end, affecting text, creases rubbed, half inch chip, other moderate edgewear. $45
371 Van de Velde, Ernest /Marie-Madeleine Franc-Nohain. Chantons, Dansons. Tours: Mame, (1936); red clothbacked white boards with little girl and her doll; accompaniments by van de Velde; 10.7×9, np. French children's songs with simple accompaniments, ill. by Franc-Nohain's lively full coloured drawings of children on each page.
VG; a little soiled and bumping to white boards; light foxing to ffep. 25 $
372 Ventura, Piero /PV. Book of Cities. Random House, 1975, 1st. 9.5×12.75. Intricate drawings of cities around the world and what goes on there.
VG+/VG; inscription; in jacket with light edge wrinkling all around. $24
373 Wahl, Jan /Wendy Watson. Button Eye's Orange. Frederic Warne, 1980, 1st; in jacket with a funny little stuffed dog and his orange; 8.8×9.3"; c 42 pp. Button Eye gets his boy, Bonzer, an orange from the market; he makes it only part way home when Bonzer finds him. Both the dog and Bonzer have problems with their legs, but they walk far for each other.
VG/G; in jacket with no major flaws, but very wrinkled. 10 $
374 Wahl, Jan /Blair Lent. May Horses. New York: Delacorte Press, Seymour Lawrence, 1969, 1st, stated first; blue cloth boards with green child on wind horse, endpapers illustrated with landscape in American folkloric colours, deep blues, rusts, ochres, and olive greens that flow through the entire book, in jacket identical to endpapers, 8.5×9.25; np Patty Woggs was hoeing one day when two magical horses, Blue and Orange, appeared and took him for a ride over land and sea.
F/NF; clipped . 35 $
375 Weekly Reader. The Weekly Reader Parade. Merrill/Simon and Schuster, Artists and Writers Guild, 1947, 1st; full colour paper pictorial boards; 9×11.25"; 116 pp. Many coloured and black and white pictures throughout by Rudolf Freund, Clayton Knight, Henry C. Pitz, and Alice and Martin Provensen.
NF/VG; bright, in jacket with three short tears. 30 $
376 Wells, Rosemary /RW. Voyage to the Bunny Planet boxed set: The Island Light, Moss Pillows, First Tomato. New York: Dial, 1992, 1st; dark blue box with Bunny Queen, three little books in jacket with coloured illustrations on every page and simple text; books are 4.5×5.25"; np. Lean back in your easy chair, the Bunny Planet's waiting there. In each book, a little bunny child is having a stressful, irritating day. Bunny Queen Janet arrives to create the day that should have been; then, unhappiness resolved in the real world, they look into the night sky and see the Bunny Planet high. Although these little books are clearly therapeutic, they have such interesting stories, gentle pictures, and loving resolutions that they stand on their own merits. SIGNED by author-artist, "To Michael with all my love, Rosemary" on the outside of the box in silver pen.
As New, box, books, & jackets; books have not been read; box price $13, flaps are not priced. $65 –sold–
377 Wilde, Oscar /Beni Montresor. The Birthday of the Infanta and other tales. Atheneum, 1982/ca 1880s, 1st Am; 9.1×12.5", 74 pp. Lavish, theatrical illustrations.
VG/Fine; a few reading wrinkles, bottom 1/4" rough on some pages. $16
378 Willard, Nancy /Alice and Martin Provensen. A Visit to William Blake's Inn. Harcourt Brace, 1981, 1st; tan cloth backed brown paper boards, 8.25×10.3, cream jacket with full colour picture of Blake, the tiger, and other characters; 45 pp. Poetry by Nancy Willard about the life of an imaginary inn run by William Blake himself: "The king of cats orders an early breakfast", "Two Sunflowers move into the Yellow Room". Newbery Medal/Caldecott Honor.
F/VG+; as new. 60 $
379 Williams, Jay /Charles Mikolaycak. The Surprising Things Maui Did. Four Winds Press, 1979, 1st; 8.7×11.2"; c 32 pp. How Maui returned to the islands and made them beautiful, how he was called 'Lazy Maui', and what happened when the people complained about having to climb the volcano to cook their food. Striking illustrations.
NF/VG; inscription, in dw w wrinkle and two 2" tears, other spine end wear, $25
380 Wilson, Frank /FW. Cecil the Camel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1948, 1st, nap; red cloth backed white paper boards with army officers playing for Cecil, who is dressed in a sailor suit and dancing a jig; in jacket identical to boards; 7.5×9.8"; np. Cecil the Camel dreams of travelling far from his village in India. 60 funny, colored drawings show Cecil in all his adventures, culminating in tea with Queen Victoria. A well known, but elusive, book, here in lovely condition. By the author of Mike the Muckshifter or the Scruffy Boy That Made Good.
NF/VG; book is all as new except for areas exposed by chips in jacket and shadow from flaps; in toned, edgeworn jacket, with a bit of soil on back, two one inch tears; unclipped 6s. $175 –sold–
381 Withers, Carl /CW. Counting Out. NY: Oxford University Press, 1946, 1st sd; paper pictorial boards, 4.6x 5.8; 45 pp. Ninety-six livey counting out rhymes, collected from city and country sources when they were all still used by children, along with instructions if needed. Active little ink sketches of children at play.
VG+/Fine; sl rubs to bottom extrems. 32 $
382 Wyckoff, Marjorie /Masha. The Book of Cradle Songs. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1943); blue cloth backed paper boards with full coloured illustration of baby sleeping in the cradle of the moon and little angels with nightcaps singing lullabies; blue and white endpapers with same singing angels, 8×9.5"; np. Words and music to simple lullabies with soft coloured and grey pictures by Masha. The Sandman Comes, Brahms Cradle Song, Rock-a-by Baby, Watts Cradle Hymn, Sweet and Low, Bye Baby Bunting, Schubert's Cradle Song, Now the Day is Over, and other European lullabies with English words. A nice new baby present.
VG/VG; pale foxing to endpapers, pages flat and clean; in lightly edgeworn jacket rubbed to back , with foxing on top edge of back flap, half inch tear. 35 $
383 Yashima, Taro /TY. Crow Boy. New York, Viking, 1960/1955, 3rd; rust coloured cloth boards, blackish green endpapers with yellow butterfly, in jacket with portrait of Crow Boy, 9.2×12.3, 37 pp. The village children teased the shy peasant boy from the mountains, until, after six years, they heard him tell his story with the voices of crows. Caldecott Honor. SIGNED by author with chop and 7" brush and ink painting of scarecrow on half title, crow flying away on opposite page.
VG/G+; extremities bumped, clean, in edgeworn, rubbed jacket with 1.5" chip from top of spine affecting text, 3" closed tear, two 1" tears; unclipped 3.00 $125 –sold–
384 Yashima, Taro /TY. Umbrella. Viking, 1961/958, 3rd; green cloth boards, dark cityscape endpapers, in jacket with Momo peeking from behind her umbrella, oblong 9.4×8.25"; np. 9.5×8.2; 33 pp. Momo walks alone without holding hands with her father or her mother, holding her beautiful new umbrella. A momentous day in a little girl's life. "Momo is a big girl now, and this is a story she does not remember at all." Caldecott Honor. SIGNED and briefly inscribed with author/illustrator's name, chop, and little round doll and yellow butterfly brush and ink painting.
VG/VG -; jacket; clean, crisp book with minor rubs to extrems, ding on top edge, large bookplate glue trace under flap; in jacket, also crisp and clean, with 1.75 inch thick scrape on front, .75 inch closed tear on front affecting text, small rubbed chips/tears to spine ends to half inch; unclipped 2.50. $135
PLAY BOOKS #385 through #407
385 ABC (anon) /anon. Friends on the Farm ABC. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons, (1923); #864, Linette. 4 large sheets sewn and folded, making 14 interior pages; cover with children on a gate feeding the baby calf carrots; sweet donkey and her baby on the back; 9.75×11.75". Eight gentle, large pictures of farm animals, including a lovely white draft horse and her baby, a nice mother Pointer and her puppies; smaller drawings for each letter of the alphabet in burnt sienna and orange, which may be by the same artist.
VG; corners rubbed and a little bumped, crease half inch in on front bottom corner, wrinkle line, not a crease, on front sheet more visible in side light; some publisher's offsetting, but pages quite clean; generally nice condition. $65
386 ABC (anon) /anon. Little Learner's ABC. New York: McLoughlin Bros. (1899); Little Linen Series, "Printed on Linen; three sheets folded glazed linen, making ten interior pages; on front cover, full colour chromo of seated elder sister sharing a book with her little brother dressed in a blue Fauntleroy suit, interior pages have about three red letters each accompanied by a small drawing; 4.5"x6.5". Very deep chromolithos with heavy glazing intact and fine drawings, made possible by a finer quality of linen than was used later, although the book is not trimmed on the straight of the goods. The precise drawings give good examples of children's clothing of the time, a change from the woodcuts of McLoughlin's 1884 ABC. Q shows an older Queen Victoria with the baby on her lap.
VG+; only light wrinkles and several tiny pale spots (of about 1/32") on back keep this from being fine, no creasing, no fraying or spine wear, no flecking, intense colour, shiny thick original finish, interior pages and staples bright. $140
387 (anon) /anon. Little Pets Linen ABC New York, McLoughlin Bros., no date, (c. mid 1880's?), no number or series, 3 folded sheets making ten interior pages, front cover with young child and baby pulling on a book, another book already destroyed on the floor, and, on the back cover, a rather bizarre scene with a blonde man in Japanese dress holding a little girl in a trailing dress, the four interior alphabet pages are full colour very bright chromos perhaps inspired by earlier woodcuts, the other pages are the primer's text; on fine linen cut on straight of goods; 5.75"x8.25". A first primer, with three examples of each initial letter sound in the small pictures "Quaker, Quail, Quiver" and CVC words and sentences to practice on, ending with a simple story. The front cover gives an interesting message about the value of learning to read!
G; faded, flecked front cover, small pencil initials on back and number on front corner, top corners are bent but not creased, no fraying, interior coloured pictures very bright. 40 $
388 (anon) My Piggy Wiggy Book. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, (1928) #440; three Linette sheets folded and stapled making 10 interior pages; cover with piggy children watching ducks in a stream and sleepy piggy portrait on the back, full colour pictures of piggy family in text, 7.2"x8.5 The piggy family goes to market. "Up to the Fence the Horses Stray/To Watch the Piggies at Their Play."
VG; staples rusted, light soil to cover, some scratches, fine inscription on cover; interior clean. $18
389 Bingham, Clifton /Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards. Dog Toby by Himself. London: Dean's Rag Book Co., #47, patented in U. S. A. March 7, 1905; deep red cloth covers with Toby sitting on a stool for his little Mistress, 22 pages of doubled cloth including covers; large 9"x11" size. An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dog show.
VG; fabric darkening espc on covers, edges quite darkened, a few spots here and there but generally not stained or foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, pages lightly wrinkled, corners and spine flat, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright. 200 $
390 Fish, Helen Dean /Catharine Smith. The Little Book of Colors. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, a Stokes Book, 1944, 1st, stated first; turquoise cloth boards with titles and bowl of daffodils in gilt, in jacket with children looking at a rainbow, 6.2×8"; np. This little book came from storage in a Midwestern general store, and it brings back an era.
NF/VG+; wartime paper in book and jacket darkening, espc jacket spine, book's covers and gilt are very bright, the coloring pages are uncolored and all pages are flat and clean, jacket with two 1/4" closed tears; unclipped 1.00. $25
391 (anon) Animal Land. New York: Sam'l Gabriel and Sons, (1930); No. 901; a panorama, or folding board book, with heavy glazed cream board covers and white board pages, each showing with large full colour animals, attached accordion style with red cloth, twelve 9.3×11.3, boards making 24 different pages with only the title page Spaniel repeated; the entire panorama 108" x 11." or 2.82m x 28.5cm. A generously sized, beautiful panorama, whose animal subjects seem to gaze at the viewer; this would make a treasured present for a new baby, as it is sturdy enough to use and display. A great variety of dogs, cats, and farm animals, with a reindeer and a camel, as well, all in full colour set in their surroundings.
VG; cover boards clean but lightly toned, a few thin scratches on bottom board, minor scuffing and pale foxing to board edges, a little wear to corners, with bottom left rubbed through; no other flaws; clean pages, very strong binding tape connections; gift condition. $135
392 (anon) /(Rojankovsky.) Grandfather's Farm. Panorama. Platt & Munk Co.; 1943, No. 890; panorama, full coloured boards fold out to a ten foot strip; each page is 10"x approx. 8.5"; the oblong covers fold around the inner pages, which are diecut to surround the animal pictures on the top edge; pages connected by brown muslin tape, with brown reinforced "spine"; pictures are duplicated front and back. Bright, beautiful paintings of farm animal parents and babies, which unfold to give the impression of a continuous illustration, with the barn on the front board and the farmhouse on the back. Although the paintings are not signed, this is clearly Rojankovsky's work from the 40's, in the style of his Nursery Tales. (We also have a box of similar Platt & Munk puzzles). A guard dog, pigs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, cows, rabbits, ducks and a turkey.
G+; board edges rubbed and corners rubbed through, top corner of front board, which has no support because of diecuts, slightly bent, the goat page has been bent and shows resulting wrinkle on both sides, boards seem loose due to the book design, although tape is strong and only rubbed a bit at corners, not frayed or torn. $75
393 (anon) Playtime. Whitman Publishing Company (1920's), panorama, orange board covers with three little children, a darling shocked headed doll, and a toy horse going to bed; a little golfer on the back; red all around, accordion-fold red taped boards making 8 boards, 16 pictures in all, each different; each page 10 x 8; total 128" x 10", double sided. Cute details in these paintings of round faced children, possibly by Beatrice Mallet, with her distinctive mouths. Otherwise somewhat like Chloe Preston's children but without that wild self-confidence. Little stories on each page in attractive calligraphy.
G -; cover boards are evenly soiled, cloth tape very fragile, board repaired where strip has pulled paper off, thus grade. 95 $
394 D. M. [Max Dingler] /Else Wenz-Vietor Prinzessin Tulpe [Princess Tulip] Leipzig: Alfred Hahn's Verlag ; 6. – 10. Auflage (21. – 40. Tausend); hardcover, 5 1/8" tall; a panorama of 16 coated pages that fold out; writing in Old German script. The Tante waters her plants in the window; the moon sets; then various little people come out of the cactus, the blossoms, the moonlight; they have a bit of a battle, followed by a dance, with a band; and things apparently go back to normal.
VG; rubbed along spine and edges; interior paper white; unmarked. $120 –sold–
395 R. K. from Adolf Holst Verse /Else Wenz-Vietor Bryllup i Skoven [Wedding in the Forest; Hochzeit im Walde] Kobenhavn: K Jahns Forlag: no date or other information [1920’s]; in Danish; hardcover, 4 7/8" tall; a panorama (pull out strip, leporello) of 14 one sided pages. The king sitting on a mushroom announces the wedding; various little bug people come, on butterflies, in a beetle-drawn walnut-shell coach and by other means; there is a wedding, with music and a dinner, before they go home. A delicate book with astoundingly deep colour on matte paper. It makes quite a statement for such a tiny thing! I would guess this is a 20's translation.
VG+; solid, unwrinkled, lightly rubbed exterior, paper a little age-darkened $180 –sold–
396 Pop-up (Cole, Babette) /Babette Cole. Don't Go Out Tonight. Starlight, Doubleday, 1982, 1st Am; six panel pop-up frieze with story on other side. Spooky three dimensional pictures in Cole's distinctive style.
VG; corners all sl bumped, mechanics fine. 42 $
397 Pop-up (Goodall, John S.) /JG. Paddy Finds a Job, A Pop-Up Story. NY: Atheneum 1981, A Margaret McElderry Book, 1st Am, Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig, printed in Colombia, SA; full colour paper boards with Paddy outside the Staff door of a restaurant, 7.6×5.9" oblong; 12 pages. The wordless pop-up spreads move swiftly along, from Paddy the Pig's first appearance in the kitchen, to the elegant restaurant, to Paddy's suave service to patrons, to, of course, disaster! Goodall uses the medium skillfully to tell a story.
Fine; all mechanics in order. 20 $
398 Bianco, Margery Williams /MWB. The Little Wooden Doll, "A Perfect Combination Gift for a Perfect Little Girl. A Delightful Story Book Together with a Little Wooden Doll" boxed. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1968/1925, 34th printing, red cloth boards in white jacket, in box together with little wooden doll with gold yarn braids, lace and ribbon trimmed blue grey and red dress, plain white pantalettes, black felt shoes; painted face, jointed at hips and shoulders; book and doll together in white box by Shackman, N. Y. #4337, paste on label with picture of book and doll; the book, 4.6×6.6", the box, 10x7x1.2", the doll a thin 7.5, tagged "Shackman, Made in Japan." Open the box to find a cute little doll lying next to her book.
Book, Jacket, and Doll all in Fine condition; Box is Near Fine, tiny rubs on corner tips, 3/8" stray pen mark on one side, tiny pull tear from price sticker, all very straight, clean and white. $100 –sold–
399 Hubbel, Virginia and Ken Sobol /Jason Art Service. The Telephone Book. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965, telephone shaped boards with rectangular pages within, yellow spiral binding, movable phone dial on top board; oblong approx. 10.5×8"; np. All about telephones, inside an old black phone with a working dial.
VG; top of front board bent back over boards within. 20 $
400 Preston, Chloe /CP. Chunky Cottage Springfield, Mass. USA: McLoughlin Bros., (1929) #378; shaped paper boards fully illustrated with the front and back of a cottage; in the front a toy Mrs. Chunky is feeding toy ducks, in the back Bedelia looks out the window; brown cloth recessed spine, np with a list of Chunky Cottage, Chunky Store, Chunky Scouts, Good Ship Chunky in the back; pages with decorative cottage outline border and little coloured picture on each; approx. 7.75×11.25"; np. Mrs. Chunky is bedridden and cannot take care of the ducks or take their eggs to market. Although the thought of Bedelia taking over is worrisome, Mrs. Chunky has no choice. But Bedelia has a bright solution for carrying the fragile eggs! She simply boils them for three hours before setting off. Although this book has no author named, the humorous text has to be Chloe Preston's; her American pictures are often simplified.
G -; some deterioration of spine cloth, rubbed corners on spine boards, boards are taped to spine with modern clear tape (not mine!), light foxing on two page margins, all other pages and boards flat and clean. 225 $
401 Ross, Roselle /Paul Kaloda & Charles Bracker. Gambie Gorilla… who was so lonesome. NY: Maxton, 1945, apparent 1st; wraps. Outline shape of book, upper part, is of a gorilla; no exterior words, only the picture. In his arms is a baby gorilla, who is removable and free standing. 13 pp text.
VG+; tiny rub to bottom corner, rubbing on spine. $85
402 Ross, Roselle /Paul Kaloda & Charles Bracker. Bruiny Bear… who wasn't hungry. NY: Maxton, 1945, outline shape of bear with place for cub in pouch, pictorial envelope. The outline shape of the book is of a sitting bear; no exterior words, only the picture. The bear's arms can nestle a cub, who is removable. 13 pp text. In the original envelope.
Fine in Fair envelope; the baby has never been folded in two and the slot for the pocket has never been used, as new; envelope has all paper present, large chip replaced carefully with archival tape, 5" tear closed. $155
403 Strang, Herbert, Mrs. Mouseykins and Other Stories. London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, (1929) "The Teeny Weeny Books"; blue paper boards with white mouse in red and green clothes with a large yellow basket, her husband Mouseykins in similar colors leaning on a spade on the bottom board; flat trimmed, pulp paper; block book 2.7×3.25"x .75" thick. Five teeny books, some fairy tales, listed on the inside board. Full page pictures and other little pictures in text.
Good, spine edges very rubbed, with blue paper cracked open; pages clean, tight, not much read. 52 $
404 Tammen Co. Burros. Denver: Tammen Curio Co, (1902). A collection of sixty-four cute, curious and interesting burro pictures. photos drawn together in a shape book of a darling burro's head.
NF/0; small, elegant, inked initials title page. 40 $
405 Victor, Jeffrey /Jeanne Bendick. Fix-it Book: Big Pictures and Little Stories about Carpenters, Mechanics, Welders, Tailors, and Lots of Others. New York: Will Roberts, (1949); heavy card boards form a workman's bag with thick handles, held together by a steel spiral that looks like a real part of a tool; inside are 10 heavy card sheets forming 22 interior pages; oblong 10.9×9" to handle top. On every page, a sister and brother are helping workmen with their tasks, or just peering over their shoulders. This book must have been endlessly interesting to young children. It should be republished!
VG+, one light crease on handle, interior pages darkening a bit. 55 $
406 (anon) Puppy Play House. Polygraphic Company of America (1951); spiral bound book with six card dogs which fit in dog beds; oblong 9.25×7.25; np; in red printed card sleeve. Someone loved this book, and especially loved Silky, very much. The child read it many times, and took care that the dogs did not guess lost! A dachshund, a fox terrier, a spaniel, a collie, a Scottie, and a poodle, all present.
G+; reading wrinkles on all pages, Scampy's bed has closed tear of 1", Floppy's nose is worn, Silky's erased name appears in two places; as issued, in thin cardboard sleeve, which is clean but crushed, missing a 2" and 1" piece and with two tears. $55
407 Garman, K. E. Joyland Fun with Faces for Girls and Boys. Chicago: Ideal Book Builders, copyright 1912 by K. E. Garman; clothbacked illustrated card boards with bright flowers and faces on front, heavy card pages with holes to insert faces, envelope pasted in to hold the 12 insertable faces in the holes in each picture; oblong, 10.75×8.25"; np. Full colour drawings of people, flowers, and animals can be completed by inserting the little faces, otherwise kept in their envelope on the back of the front board.
VG; cracked hinge well repaired but the binding design is not strong, spine cloth rip 3/4" on back, colours very bright on front and pages, light even soil to back, envelope has part of flap missing and edge open, all faces are present and clean. $125
Some basic children's reference:
408 Bader, Barbara /700 illustrations. American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within. New York: Macmillan; 1976, 1st edition; 8×11", 615 pp. A lovely copy of an indispensable reference and extended essay. (We have another copy, VG/ in VG jacket, $95)
NF/NF; unclipped 45.00. 165 $
409 Carpenter, H. and Prichard, M. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. Oxford UP, 1984, 2nd; 587 pp. Opinionated, and full of information, thousands of listings.
NF/NF; withdrawn from school district reference lib. w three stamps crossed out in black. 22 $
410 Feaver, William. When We Were Young: Two centuries of children's book illustration. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977. Orange cloth, 8.3×11.4", 96 pp, in bright jacket. A picture book of children's book illustrations, Blake to Sendak: the plates include 123 illustrations, 44 in color, each one fully annotated in section at rear.
NF/VG: a little faded on top edge; price-clipped; bright and colorful, with 1/4" chip at spine top. $18
411 Hurlimann, Bettina. Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe. World, 1968/1959, 1st US, 297 pp. The authoritative work on European, especially German and Swiss, children's literature and illustration.
NF/VG+; 1/2" tear and crease to dw spine top. $35
412 Kirkpatrick, James, ed. Twentieth-Century Children's Writers. NY: St. Martin's Press, (1978 London Macmillan), 1st Am edition, printing unknown. Black cloth boards, blue dustjacket, 1507 pp. Another indispensable reference for children's literature, containing short biographies and bibliographies complete to publication date of most English speaking authors. (European literature and 19th c literature are briefly covered). Later editions exist, depending on your interest, and we have others.
VG+/NF; withdrawn from instructional library, few marks. 25 $
413 Mahony, Bertha and Elinor Whitney. Contemporary Illustrators of Children's Books. Bookshop for Boys and Girls, 1930, 1st sd; large 4to; 115 pp. Full of good reading: Lynd Ward on contemporary illustration, Averill on the avant-garde and traditions in France, biographies of illustrators, excellent historical chapters on 19th c illustrators.
VG+/G+; sunned boards, spine bright, pages unmarked and clean; in soiled tan dw with chips at extremities and edgewear at top. 50 $
414 Meigs, Cornelia /Vera Bock. A Critical History of Children's Literature. Macmillan, 1953/1953, 2nd; 624 pp Four excellent, comprehensive articles treating the history of children's literature sequentially by Cornelia Meigs, Anne Thaxter Eaton, Elizabeth Nesbitt, and Ruth Hall Viguers, all famous librarians and critics of the children's literature movement in the early to mid twentieth century.
VG/0; very slight wear to extremities. $8 –sold–
Author /Illustrator. Title. Publishing data & Binding. Comments. Awards. Signed. Condition: Book/Jacket. Prix.
Condition Codes: We observe the old AB condition guidelines, long the standard of professional booksellers. Internet descriptions require more assurances of nice condition and our newer listings reflect this style. Whether or not we have stated "straight", or " unmarked" you can trust that any deviations from the standards below are stated:
F = Fine, our highest grade, meaning completely clean and straight with flat pages.
NF = nearly fine, a clipped jacket or a flaw so minute as to be confusing if mentioned.
VG+ = a near fine book with some specified minor defect: a name, a tiny rub
VG = Very Good condition, often unmarked, no page tears, but may have been read.
Book may have an owner's name, light edge wear, or minor wrinkling, if specified.
Dust jacket may have minor edgewear or edge tears/chips if it is clean and bright.
G = Good. Not broken, any tears specified; book may have name, light soil, wrinkles, edgewear, bumped corners; jacket may have edge tears or chips, rubbing, light soil.
Fair and Poor books also exist; we do not stock many in this condition, although a few jackets are listed in this catalogue. Books contain the entire text and pictures.
Samples: VG/G = Very Good book in Good jacket. F/0 = Fine book without jacket
Jackets. Books have been published with protective jackets since the mid 1800's, but we indicate a missing jacket with /0 only on modern books, approx 1930+, depending on book design. All books with jackets are in mylar jacket protectors (archival quality). Some jackets described only as Good still look very nice in the protectors. We try to describe all the little chips and tears for the benefit of collectors.
Abbreviations: We use abbreviations to save space in the catalog. Some are:
112p or 112 pp = 112 pages
dw = dust jacket, dj, dust wrap
np = not paged; no page #s
eps = endpapers (fep= front ep)
extrems = spine tips and corners
nd = no date of publication given
(1965) = stated as first published 1965
 = not stated, but known as 1965
1968/1965 = a 1968 printing of a book first published in 1965.
Bibliography of books consulted for this catalogue:
Bader: American Picturebooks
Baumgarten: Bibliography and Price List of Childrens and Illustrated Books
Children's Book Council: Awards and Prizes
Kirkpatrick: Twentieth Century Children's Writers
Oxford Book of Children's Literature.
Mahoney: Illustrators of Children's Books,
Meigs: A Critical History of Children's Literature
Albert Schlug Die Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch
Zempel: First Editions, A Guide to Identification
McBride's Pocket Guide to Identification of First Editions
A large collection of old Horn Book Magazines
Various individual author bibliographies and publishers' biographies
Scans are in proportion, except for tiny books, so indicated.
Scans are of jackets as listed so that condition flaws will be visible.
The book has to be small enough to fit on our scanner, so we miss some lovely ones.
To avoid stress on the bindings, we rarely open books to scan the inside pictures.
We are happy to email scans.
Call us at 503-838-5452, or email us, to place an order or ask a question.
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