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New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, Chimney Corner Series, (1916); originally published in The Evening Sun, NY; white boards of thin card and red paper spine with Towser and his Scottie friend playing on front board and Towser with blue bow on the back, four plates on one-sided white coated paper: 8.5x10.5; 31 pp.
Towser wrote this book about his eventful two weeks in the country, day by day.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, tight, a little rubbing at spine ends and along spine creases, spine is wrinkled from bindery; boards are very clean, straight and bright, pages darkening, plates nice, all interior crisp and clean#19006
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! (Probably a Great Dane puppy). By the author illustrator of Mr. Picklepaw's Popcorn. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by both authors on half title in 1971
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; a clean and crisp copy with foxed topedge and binding errors (a hurt copy given to the authors?) wrinkle on front board, and pull tear to very edge of red ep, in clean white dw with no chips or tears but very foxed upper spine; unclipped 3.95.#12932
New York: Franklin Watts, 1963/1963, 1st printing US, the fourth book, although this edition says 7 on the front; avocado green textured paper with kind dog and A&B sitting on his hat, all three on back; no endpapers as issued, oblong 4.8x3.9; 110 pp.
Kind Dog, A&B, and a growing collection of friends head out through the alphabet to follow a special smell. They ramble along, trying one thing and another, until it began to RAIN and then SNOW. What had that special smell been? Charming nonsense!
Another copy in Fair condition only http://oldchildrensbooks.com/books/ant-and-bee-and-kind-dog-17499
CONDITION: Very Good Plus without jacket; tiny spots on title page see jpg, no names, tiny rubs to extrems, ow clean, straight.#19539
Whitman, (1936) probably 1st printing, none of "large picture book style" titles listed on back flap are post 1936; paper boards with kitten and puppy children being read aloud to by parents, on dark blue background with orange spine, in jacket identical to boards, folio.
Cosy pictures of Pussy Cats and Puppy Dogs and their parents that will remind you of puzzles and sandpails from long ago summers. A treasure in this condition.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; gift inscription under flap; a nice copy with 3" along bottom board edges rubbed through; in jacket with some rubbing and cracks in navy blue background and soil along edgeworn top but no tears or chips on this very large book. "Too large for flat rate. Additional postage required for priority or international."#10438
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929, 1st, stated First Published August 1929; illustrated paper boards over red cloth spine, featuring white china dog (Staffordshire) sitting on magenta cushion, with yellow curtain and magenta spotted wallpaper behind him, teal shadows, black and grey titles, plain bottom board and endpapers, several full page and in text illustrations with these colors and primary green, blue, or red added; 9.3x12.3"
How a little Staffordshire dog finds his true master and home, with plays along the way from the toyshop to the home of the charwoman's son. Large flat pictures in beautiful colours.
CONDITION: Good Minus; traces of small erased name and bookplate removal on ffep, soiled boards very worn all around to card, spot and pull tear on back, interior clean and bright, without marks or wrinkles, except for one loose plate, neatly reinserted but missing half inch off the bottom. MEDIA MAIL OUT STANDARD RATE, CONTACT US FOR PRIORITY, LARGE BOOK.#19420
Philadelphia: John C. Winston, stated 1st; grey cloth boards with wolf, in jacket with painting of Jack and his dog, and list of Silver Chief books on back; 8vo; 181 pp.
Kata's mother was a purebred German Shepard and his father one of the largest Canadian timber wolves ever seen. Kata gradually began to trust Jack's family and to help around their small farm. But as he grew older he had to chose between the wild and Jack's friendship.
CONDITION: Good in Fair jacket; name, bookplate removal traces free front endpaper, scotch tape stains on endpapers; in tattered, clipped jacket.#11238
Chandler, Katherine./J. W. Ferguson Kennedy, illustrator.
New York: Atheneum, Ginn & Company, Once Upon a Time Series, (1905); green cloth boards with gilt and dark green, gilt vignette of coyote; green pictorial series endpapers, many fine animal drawings in text, 4.75x6.75; 161 pp incld glossary of Spanish California terms and index.
In this retelling, Indian servants on a large ranch across the bay from San Francisco tell the stories to little Dona Juanita and Don Antonio. Sources cited in the preface for the tales of different Native American tribes of Alta&Baja California.
CONDITION: Very Good; attractive owner plate, spine and outer margins faded to brown, tiny fray, 1/16" slant, extrems bumped.#16122
Clifton Bingham./Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards, illustrator.
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.
CONDITION: Very Good; fabric darkening espec. on covers, edges quite darkened, a few spots here and there but generally not stained or foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, first pages lightly wrinkled, corners and spine flat, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright. Jpgs show either less wrinkling to the front than the actual book or more; reality is somewhere in between.#17524
New York: McLoughlin, (1869); in illustrated WRAPS with elaborately dressed dogs parading in to dinner with monkey servants; on back , a list of the firm's indestructible Toy Books, this, a 35 cent Linen Toy Book; 8vo; 8 one sided illustrated pages.
"A choice series of little stories, full of sunshine. Elegantly printed in colours." Guests and hosts in an elaborate affair: a Pincher, a Pug, a Newfoundland, a Terrier, a sort of Spaniel, an English Bull Dog. Beautiful lithographs.
CONDITION: Good Minus; boards soiled, edges rough, corners bumped, spine has been sewn with uneven half inch stitches, page soil.#16128
De la Ramée, Louisa (Ouida)./Maria Kirk, illustrator.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1910/1909, 1st printing UK, tp; green cloth boards with lighter green stamped frame and pasted on colour plate of two children, peach endpapers with red windmills and Dutch children, top edge green, 8 coloured plates as issued, 8vo; 230 pp.
Includes The Dog of Flanders, about a dog's faithfulness despite ill treatment, The Nurnberg Stove, about two children's love for their old stove, In the Apple-Country,The Little Earl. The less common British edition with a lovely front board design.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; spine faded, spine gilt dull but legible, bottom extrems bumped, crack pp 128-129; bookplate on verso of decorated free front endpaper.#14823
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, 8.75x10.75"; np.
Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners. So cute!
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good box; spine paper lightly wrinkled, but strong for these books, clean box with edges a little faded, two corners split but straight, no edges split, overall a lovely copy.#17565
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1960), 6th; blue reinforced boards with dark blue Mother Hubbard holding sitting dog's paws, in turquoise jacket with same coloured illustrations and dog with empty cupboard in back, 10x7.25; np.
In this cozy version, the old woman and her dog are great friends.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good clipped jacket; teacher's stamp partially erased, clean and straight in a crisp clean, clipped jacket that is fading to green on the edges with half inch tear in back.#18973
Polygraphic Company of America (1951); spiral bound book with six card dogs which fit in dog beds; oblong 9.25x7.25; 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 get lost! A dachshund, a fox terrier, a spaniel, a collie, a Scottie, and a poodle.
CONDITION: Good Plus; 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 card sleeve, which is clean, but crushed, missing a 2" and 1" piece and has two tears.#17669
New York: William Morrow, 1946 1st printing of this book; in paper boards with all around painting of dogs escaping from a pet shop and running along a street; not spiral bound; map fixed endpapers and no free endpapers as issued, six card dogs are stored in the Firehouse and fit in their dog beds; oblong 9.25x6.4 inches; np.
This is the original version of the Polygraphic Company's Puppy Play House, a binding very liable to damage. A lovely copy.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names, a little foxing, all dogs in unusually nice shape and beds and firehouse with no tears, a little spine end rubbing, pages are rumpled because of the thickness of the dogs, as always; in nice dw with half inch closed tear;unclipped 1.50.#19051
No-Sitch is a strange-looking oversized pup with a voice like a cow, about two-feet-six in his bare feet, about three cats long. He is Bert's constant companion, even on a heapin'jitterish expedition to the old mill at night. By the very funny author of Honk the Moose, with perfect illustrations by Wiese for the text.
CONDITION: Very Good with Good Minus jacket; 1944 owner inscription; edges and corners worn, in jacket with very tattered top edge, small holes, chips, good front and back illustrations; unclipped 2.00.#6153
Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov 1, 1907. Cloth backed full coloured plaid paper boards with smiling dog head, 12.5x9.5; 64 pp.
Comic events in the life of a happy-go-lucky dog of uncertain breed with many drawings, half in colour.
CONDITION: Good; bottom edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers edgeworn, six inch closed tear on plain rep, spine soiled and bumped, interior slightly toned at margins but nice with bright illustrations.#13734
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1946, first or early printing, subsequent books not mentioned; black cloth backed turquoise boards with red Pretzel standing on a chair to hold up the framed title and her black and red puppies; 8.3x10.25; np.
Bright two page cartoon stories about Pretzel, the longest dachshund in the world. It's amazing what a very long dachshund can do!
CONDITION: Very Good with remnant jacket; very clean boards w tips worn through, (having been protected by enclosed remnant jacket; unclipped 1.00) light soil on one page, otherwise very clean.#16477
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