Catalogue 20

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Welcome to our twentieth catalogue.
About half of the books in this catalogue are newly listed. Although
many of them fall in the collectible category and most are first
printings in nice condition, we really don't select them by price or
award. Some of them like Kubasta's early hedgehog boy-puppet Jezek
Pichacek #359 or Cecil the Camel #380 are amusing and quite hard to
find. Some like The D'Angeli Mother Goose #333 or the Little Wooden
Doll in a box with her book #398, are nice gift copies of old
standards. Some books have interesting stories, like the Gourmandises
de Charlotte #107, or Mrs. Gander's Story #61.And we always like to
find a good story that is no longer printed: Susan and the Butterbees
#135 or The House with Sixty Closets #41. We also have a special
section of Play Books (not Toy Books) at the end of this catalogue,
including a lovely panorama, Animal Land #391 and a funny shaped tool
kit, the Fix-It book #405.

Our catalogues represent the type of book we offer for sale, but we
carry similar titles in a range of condition and edition for both
readers and collectors. Just ask. Catalogue books of the last few years
can be accessed on our website or on, keyword:
oldchildrensbooks catalog.

We have many more children's books, about 15,000 in all. For those
new to our mailing list: we specialize in developing moderately priced
collections of quality children's literature and picture books from the
late 19th to 20th century. We include a few earlier books, but always
those that we think an omnivorous child reader would find interesting.
Our books are listed on computer with many descriptors. We are glad to
send specific lists by mail or e-mail. If there are particular authors,
subjects, illustrators, or publishers you are interested in, please
specify. Our computer categories include dozens of key words including
various historical periods, states, animals, cultures, etc. We are a
reading family with long experience in teaching and small school
libraries, and thus we are very familiar with our books.
We welcome visitors to the book cottage on our farm. Call and stop in
if you come through the Willamette Valley. Our farm is easy to find,
west of Salem, Oregon.
Enjoy your books!
Truman and Suzanne Price
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Institutions: We accept purchase orders from institutions and extend a
10% discount to school and classroom libraries and circulating
Postage: We pack carefully. Surface shipping cost is a total of $3.50
media mail (surface) for any number of books, whether one or many,
giving a small price break for quantity. Priority at cost.

Subject Index: on enclosed bookmark.
Condition Codes, Format and References: on the last page of this catalogue.
Artists Index: near the end of this catalogue.

Books are listed by author within these five sections:
THE TWENTIES AND BEFORE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #1 through #127
MODERN JUVENILE LITERATURE - - - - - - - - - - - - - #128 through #245
MODERN PICTURE BOOKS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #246 through #384
PLAY BOOKS: SHAPE, PANORAMA CLOTH ETC. - - #385 through #407
REFERENCE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #408 through #414


Photos on request (many photos are already made, but I couldn't get them to line up!)

1 (anon) Bilder-ABC No. 42. No publication data, (c. 1915?) paper
cover with illustration of boy teaching a group of children sitting on
a log, paper is pasted to stiff card back, 4 folded pages, making 16
interior pages, printed on one side only (8 coloured pages); inside a
medal for Little's Cross Crown System and a loose purple ribbon;
VG; lightly soiled covers, two tiny chipped spots on front of about 1/16"; interior is pristine. $25

2 ABC (anon) /Gordon Robinson, G. E. Taylor etc. Mother Goose's
Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs, (The Nursery Book on Cover.) London:
Dean&Sons, 160a Fleet Street, nd. (ca 1905?) "Mounted on Cotton
Cloth", beveled red cloth boards with gilt titles, stamped black
decoration, pasted on chromo plate of smoking train, black endpapers,
10 page alphabet with variegated-ink colour borders and four pages in
bright lithos; also, Mother Hubbard with same borders and drawings and
four full colour plates, all pages mounted on cotton gauze and pasted
together; 7.75x11" The alphabet with quite charming heavy boards and
woodcut decorated borders, letters and objects; in addition, Gordon
Robinson's Old Mother Hubbard with funny drawings of the dog. Beautiful
colour in a well-designed book. Not common.
G -; child's name, spine faded, some paler spots on boards, plate neat
and bright, extrems moderately bumped and worn, ffep with 4" closed
tear, title page torn and reglued to the cotton gauze, front hinge
paper cracked; on five openings, reader has spilled sticky spot of
material damaging facing pages (about half inch). $65 --sold--

3 Aesop (Serl, Emma.) /Harry E. Wood. In Fableland. NY: Silver,
Burdett, and Company, (1911). Tan boards with large illustration of
confident King Lion with train bearers walking through the woods; brown
endpapers with animals proceeding through the countryside, drawings
with lime/brown or blue/brown wash, as issued, 6x7.5; 168 pp. What a
treat this must have been (and still would be) for the beginning
reader! 34 fables with amusing illustrations, which reminded one
collector of Rountree. Wood specialized in technical illustration;
these are finely drawn and very amusing.
VG; extremities and edges rubbed through in small areas, bumped; first
few pages have reading wrinkles and a soil spot in bottom margin. $48

4 Alcott, Louisa May. Under the Lilacs. Little, Brown Co, 1899/1878;
green cloth with black stamped design, gilt on spine. Adventures of two
little girls and a boy escaped from the circus with a pet poodle, who
first meet in a special play place Under the Lilacs. We have a large
original format Alcott selection available.
VG; extrems bumped, gilt on spine dull. $25 --sold--

5 Alfau, Felipe /Rhea Wells. Old Tales From Spain. Garden City:
Doubleday, Doran, and Company, 1929, stated 1st; red cloth boards, gold
endpapers with brown decoration, in tan, red, and black jacket with
characters from tales walking diagonally along; wide 8vo; 207 pp. The
Rainbow, Twilight, The Clover, Sails, The Feud, The Legend of the Bees,
The Witch of Amboto, The Swan Song, The Weeping Willow and the Cyprus
Tree, The Golden Worm. Tales from all over Spain, familiar to the
author since his childhood. Numerous bold prints by Rhea Wells.
VG/G; extrems bumped, very clean and tight with flat pages, in
darkening jacket with edgewear all around, 3 one inch chips near spine
and corners; unclipped $2.00. $ 24 --sold--

6 Almond, Linda Stevens /Bess Goe Willis. Peter Rabbit and the Two
Terrible Foxes. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, (1925); Red
cloth-backed, grey paper boards with green stamped garden and 2 3/8 x 3
3/8" coloured paste-on plate of rabbits and two terrible foxes; 4 1/2x5
1/2"; in ivory jacket with same pictures and list of Wee Books; 62 pp.
Small books published in the US, not under copyright, in the same
format but without the Potter elegance! Here Peter and his cousin
become entangled with two bandit foxes. The jacket backlists over 70
titles in Wee Books.
VG/G -; 1932 inscription, uneven toning to eps&pages, soil one
page margin, in very edgeworn, rubbed, chipped, darkening jacket;
incld. 1.5" chip; unclipped .50. $90 --sold--

7 Marchen von Hans Christian Andersen. Berlin: Th. Knaur Nachs
Verlag, (1938), translated by Karl Hobrecker. Ivory paper boards with
brown soldier floating in paper hat, watercolour endpapers with cherubs
flying through sunny clouds with nightingale suspended in cage by pink
ribbon, 8vo, white jacket with full watercolour of Thumbelina on lily
pad; 431 pp. Surprisingly, the rear endpaper shows an angel at night
with little horns using the same pink ribbon to suspend another
choking? cherub by its bound wings. Luminescent prints of watercolour
illustrations, many full paged and others in text.
VG/G; edges foxed, thin boards slightly bumped; in very heavily foxed jacket with moderate edgewear. $45 --sold--

8 Andersen, Hans Christian (Lillian Day, adapter) /John Taylor.
Andersen's Fairy Tales. NY: Hyperion Press and Duell, Sloan, and
Pearce, 1946, early printing or first. Grey cloth boards, many
full-coloured illustrations from stories on endpapers, 7.5x11.6", in
grey jacket with full colour picture of fisherman's wife with knife in
one hand and toy soldier in another; 56 pp. Happy, bright, almost
cartoon-like flat colour illustrations cavort through these pages.
VG/G; corners bumped, in evenly soiled jacket with foxing on white folds, small chips; unclipped 2.50. $25

9 (anon) /M. Boutet de Monvel. Chansons de France pour les petits
francais. Paris: Librarie Plon, (1928); with musical arrangements by J.
B. Weckerlin; red flowered calico boards with gilt spray of flowers,
grey endpapers; oblong 9x10.5", 22.9x26.8cm; 48 pp. La Verdi, La
Verdon; La Peche des Moules; Tremp' ton Pain, Marie; Gentil Coq'licot;
Mon Pere m'a Donne un Mari; Compere Guilleri, Monsieur Dumollet;
Malbrough, La Bergere, Le Roi Dagobert, Cadet Rousselle, Nous Etions
Dix Filles a Marier; Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs;
Ratapataplan; Dame Tartine; Le 21 du mois d'aout; Margoton va-t-a
l'eau; En Revenent d'Auvergne; Chanson de la Mariee; la Bell', si nous
etions;Il Etait une Barque, Chanson du Matelot; Cendrillon, La Palisse.
All with wonderful borders and illustrations.
G; name, cloth worn through at spine ends and some corner tips, very
bright colour on board cloth, endpapers mottled; paper darkening with
clean flat pages. $45 --sold--

10 (anon). Merry Legs the Story of a Gee-Gee. New York: E. P. Dutton
& Co., London: Ernest Nister, nd (ca late 1890s?) printed in
Bavaria; cloth backed glazed paper boards with two little girls in
pinafores riding a double hobby-horse with two wheels; green patterned
endpapers, four chromolithos and sepia drawings in text; 3.25x3.75; np.
Altogether, a darling little book. (See coloured illustration inside
front cover.)
VG+; Xmas 1907 on ffep; boards darkening unevenly, ow very nice. $75

11 (anon). Merry Times: Pleasant Pages for Every One. Boston: De
Wolfe Fiske&Co., [1890] early printing, printed by S. J.
Parkhill, Boston; ivory glazed paper boards with full colour illus. of
little children playing around Maypole on front, girl holding flowers
on rear. Brown-on-ivory fine-patterned endpapers, 8 chromolithos, also
photogravures, and small drawings in text; 4to; in grey jacket with
photogravure of three children playing ship on a rug on front, little
herald on back; np. A typical anthology of its time with good quality
lithos. This fragile, early jacket has kept the board illustration very
VG/Fair; corners tips worn through, chips on bottom corners of front
endpapers, in very edgeworn jacket darkened on edges, wrinkles on back,
inch chips on spine ends & at corners, 3" tear; unclipped,. $190

12 (anon). Old Mother Bunny. Akron, Ohio, USA: Saalfield Co.;
(1915); two thin card shaped cream coloured pages, with full colour on
outside "cover" pages and on inner spread, the other pages in blue
outline and type and white accents on the illustrations; approx.
10.6x5.5". On the both covers, a large and determined mother bunny,
with red shoes and a manic expression, attacks a carrot with her paring
knife; inside, on plain pages, are period drawings of clothed rabbits,
on the center spread are two copies from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit
(with a kindly mother!) and a naturalistic rabbit family.
VG; spine is rubbed through colour and split 1" at the bottom, exterior
a bit toned, ow very bright, clean, unwrinkled and unmarked. $55

13 (anon). Quadrupeds of America. Boston: Cotrell, nd; miniature
blue boards with gold design on spine; 3.25x2.6; 191 pp. No record of
this is online, however a similar sized and paginated Quadrupeds exists
published by Miller in Philadelphia in 1847 and later by Peck and Bliss
1851 to 62; since Cottrell did reprints, this is probably a reprint
from the 1850's. Wonderful engravings and interesting text.
G+; a bit slanted, foxing espc first 14 pages, wear to spine ends, pale
evidence of moisture to bottom outside corner on most pages, ow has
never been fully opened, clean and flat. $100

14 (anon). Roadside Field and Garden: Pictures, Stories and Poems.
Glasgow: Blackie and Son, Ltd. nd (ca mid 1920s); cover illustration of
two children feeding mare and foal; thick pages, 16 coloured plates
with text on back, 10x13.5", .75" thick, np. An album by various
children's writers and artists, incld Stanley Lloyd and Topham, with
full colour plates of country life and lovely gardens.
G+; wear to board edges and extrems, loosening a bit, intermittent page soil, but generally flat and clean. $75

15 (anon) /Frederick Richardson. The Story of the Little Red Hen/The
Story of the Old Woman and Her Pig. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston
Co., (1930), The Cheerie Series of Sunshine Books for Little Tots; blue
illustrated paper boards with animals of the barnyard, in jacket
identical to boards, barnyard endpapers, oblong 5.75x4.75"; np. Story
tales opposite coloured pictures.
VG/VG; jacket and book are rubbed on edges; jacket has light edgewear top 1/8 " or less. $45

16 (anon). "by herself" Memoirs of a New York Doll. New York: New
York Catholic Publication Society, 1880/1880; red cloth boards with
black stamped border design and gilt titles, tan endpapers, two
illustrations, 4x6.2"; 91 pp. The life of a very elegant doll. Quite a
bit about doll culture in the 1880's, not a tract.
VG+; back top spine rubbed and light soil to back board, tiny 1/16"
chip in one page margin, all else straight flat and clean, gilt bright.
$55 --sold--

17 Appleton, Honor C /HCA. The Bad Mrs. Ginger. New York: Frederick
A Stokes Company, The Dumpy Books for Children, September, 1902, 1st Am
tan boards with oval plate of Mrs. Ginger grabbing her kittens, single
sided coated pages, 4x5.6; 95 pp. An adventure novella for little
children with a few sentences on every page facing a simple coloured
illustration. Anne was a kind little girl, only six inches high; she
grew up in the care of a yellow cat called Mrs. Ginger. When more
kittens arrived, Anne was sent out to catch mice and birds for them to
eat. Anne would not. She cried and cried. No wonder this book has been
worn to pieces! Author's first book.
Fair, backstrip is missing though gauze holds but loosening, boards
darkened, paper softening but unwrinkled or marked. $85 --sold--

18 Arabian Nights /Willy Pogany. More Tales from the Arabian Nights.
New York: Henry Holt 1915/1915, 1st; from the translation from the
Arabic by Edward William Lane, arranged for children by Frances Jenkins
Olcott; red cloth boards with gilt decorations, blue endpapers with
silhouette of caravan, 12 plates, as issued, incld frontis; green
ribbon, 8vo; 274 pp. Fantastic illustrations in jewel tones of the old
VG; corners bumped, ribbon detached, opening but no thread showing near
endpaper, spine gilt very dull; pages and plates flat and clean. $65

19 Arnim, Elizabeth Beauchamp von. Elizabeth and her German Garden.
London: Macmillan, 1900/1898; 1st illustrated edition, green cloth
boards with garden scene, gilt titles, and black rules, top edge gilt,
with 12 captioned tissue guarded photogravure illustrations from
photographs by the author; laid paper; 8vo; 225 pp. A garden diary and
feminist work, by the author of April Baby's Book of Tunes. Very
beautiful photos.
VG; one page has been clumsily reinserted, light bumps to extrems,
slightly faded spine, else very nice, gilt and boards bright, pages
flat and clean. $40 --sold--

20 Asbjornsen, P. C /Kay Nielsen. East of the Sun and West of the
Moon. NY: George H. Doran, a reprint of the 1920's edition (1914 was
the first US thus illustrated); bevelled yellow-orange cloth boards
with red lettering, endpapers decorated with top and bottom frieze of
trolls and other creatures, with 25 coloured tipped-in plates as issued
in the 1914 edition, all pages bordered & many b/w illus in text,
6.5x9"; 204 pp. Stories selected from the Norske Folkeeventyr of
Asbjornsen and Moe, most from Dasent's translation. Elegantly
supernatural, yet true to the landscape and peasant culture of the
North, these are magnificent illustrations.
VG+/0; May,1927 inscription on 2nd flyleaf, light even toning, sm. bumps to extrems. $480 --sold--

21 Bainville, Jacques /Job. Petite Histoire de France. Tours: Maison
Alfred Mame, c 1930, no other indications of printings. Blue
cloth-backed coloured pictorial paper boards; large quarto; decorated
endpapers; soft paper, 16 full coloured plates w numerous illus in
text; 160 pp. A children's history of France, mainly military, adapted
from a popular adult history published in 1926.
VG; extrems bumped and worn or frayed, spine creased, light soil to white back. $75 --sold--

22 Barrie, J. M. /Arthur Rackham. Piter Pan dans les Jardins de
Kensington. Paris: Hachette et Cie, nd (1907 translation? but this
trade edition later)/1902 English typeset in Edinburgh; translator to
the French not mentioned, green silk boards with stamped gilt baby
Piter sitting on mushroom and playing pan pipes, gilt tiles on spine;
green endpapers, the ffep containing a printed map of Kensington
Gardens, 24 tissued guarded, captioned plates as issued, decorative
initials and two small drawings, John and Nana, in text; 8vo; 120 pp.
G; edges rubbed through in spots, light wear to other corners and
edges, water damage to bottom corner of front board and, slightly, to
first few pages, incld frontis margin; pages flat and clean except for
those six or so where little flowers, most still there, have been
pressed. $132

23 Beard, Lina and Adelia B. Beard. What a Girl Can Make and Do, New
Ideas for Work and Play. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904/1902;
red and olive cloth decorated boards, 8vo; 391 pp including 620
original figures and other drawings in text + 4 pp ads. " This new
century, bringing with it the strong, healthy, independent, athletic
American girl, makes a demand for new opportunities for the exercise of
both mind and body. Resourcefulness and a wish to do things for one's
self are American traits strongly developed in the girls as well as in
the boys." A companion volume to the American Girl's Handybook,
(recommended by Louisa M. Alcott). A wonderful collection, from Chapter
One, What a Girl Can Do With a Hammer and Saw, through a peanut Noah's
ark, through a miniature feast out of wild objects, a milkweed fish, a
pine cone pineapple. Also rules for games including girls' basketball.
G -; neat 1906 name, attractive blank period chromo Liberty bookplate;
hinges cracked and net showing on front and back, loose but holding
firm, extremities and edges worn, boards and edges darkening, one plate
loose and very worn. $48

24 Berthoud, S. Henry /Dargent. La cassette des sept amis. Paris:
Garnier Freres, Libraries-Editeurs, 6 Rue des Saints-Peres, et
Palais-Royal 215. tp. 1869. Printed by Simon Baon and Co. Rue
d'Enfurth 1. 256 pp. Heavy pressed leather boards, molded spine w. five
gilt decorated panels, all edges gilt, watered silk eps, coated paper,
blue ribbon fragment, seven "gravures hors texte" with tissue. Numerous
"vignettes sur bois" 8vo. A collection of nine stories, contemporary
and historical. Not didactic.
Good+; spine bright and unworn, boards soiled with very heavy edgewear;
plates and tissue in very good condition; heavy browning to silk eps,
light browning and some light foxing throughout; torn name plate. $60

25 Beskow, Elsa /EB. Elf Children of the Woods (Tomtebobarnen). New
York: Harper & Brothers, 1932/1910, probable 1st US, translated by
Zita Beskow. Grey paper boards with brown cloth spine with elf children
peering over a large moss-covered rock; coated paper printed on two
sides. Reissued under different titles with different cover
illustrations. Early Harpers have a lovely print quality.
Unfortunately a quarter sized pull tear in the middle of one plate in
the center of the book, otherwise VG+ with minor bumps and rubs to
corners and flat and clean inside. $310

26 Beskow, Elsa /EB. Pelle's New Suit. NY: Harper & Brothers,
(1929), US printing; translated by Marion Letcher Woodburn. Grey
boards, aqua cloth-backed rounded spine, with full colour picture of
Pelle putting on his new pants with sheep watching, deep blue titles
and flower decorations, published with no free endpapers, similar title
page, 12.8x9.2 oblong; 14 pp. Large clean early US printing of this
well-loved book. Pelle's efforts take him from "sheep to cloth" as he
earns his new suit, with traditional Swedish farm background. Beskow's
children were modeled on her own five sons.
G+/0; inscription on fixed front endpaper, cream back quite soiled,
corners bumped, extremities rubbed, front picture and interior clean.

27 Biggle, Jacob. Biggle Orchard Book: Fruit and Orchard Gleanings
from Bough to Basket, Gathered into Book Form. Wilmer Atkinson,
(1906,1912), 3rd edition, 30th thousand. Blue cloth boards with red and
black decorations, 3.75x5.5". One of the very endearing Biggle Farm
Library books, plain little books "that tell the enquiring reader just
what he or she needs to know-- no more, no less." Illustrated with
photographs, sketches, and coloured plates of fruit. VG; corners bumped
and sl rubbed. $25

28 Braun, Isabella (Cousin Fannie adapter). Uncle Curioso's Tales
for Youth and Maidens (Curioso's Tales for Youth). Boston: Phillips,
Sampson and Co, 1858/c.1857, probable 1st Am, adapted from Isabella
Braun's Jugendblatter of Munich 1854. Blue pressed blindstamped boards
with gilt titles and pictorial gilt spine, 8 fine coloured lithographs
with what appear to be hand coloured accents; 8vo; 183 pp + 8 pp
catalogue. Finely drawn scenes with delicate colouration, which are
possibly taken from German editions of Jungenblatter. The Christian
moral stories have interesting plots.
G; Feb., 1858 owner name, blue paper chipped from 1/16" of spine end,
corners worn to card, edges and boards rubbed; all and beginning and
ending sections very foxed. $80

29 Bronte, Charlotte /Carolyn Dinan. The Search After Hapiness.
Simon & Schuster, 1969 as published, 1st Am; facsimiles of
manuscript in yellow-orange on maroon; 48 pp. Written by Charlotte
Bronte in 1829 at the age of 13, and now illustrated in full colour.
F/VG+; in clipped jacket. $15

30 Bulwer-Lytton, Edward /White. The Wooing of Master Fox.
Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1866, 1st; arranged for children by
O. D. Martin; bevelled blue cloth boards with gilt ruling and twig
letters with fox head, six plates including coloured title, 5 7/8x7
5/8; 32 pp. Taken from Bulwer-Lytton's book, The Pilgrims of the Rhine
(1834), and based on various legends of the area. Martin inserted a few
moralizing remarks into an interesting Reynard story. The noble, brave,
and not too cunning dog is the hero here!
VG; extremities rubbed and bumped, a little rubbing through colour on
spine creases; very wrinkled, unattractive double-offset tissue guard
between title and frontis; some foxing throughout. $95

31 Burgess, Gelett /GB. The Goop Directory. Juvenile Offenders
Famous for their Misdeeds and Serving as a Salutary Example for all
Virtuous Children. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1913/1913, 1st; red
paper boards with white panels, 5.6.75; 79 pp + 1 pg ads. The first
page is an index of offenders: Argyll, Marmaduke..... Talking While
Eating..... Page 6; Beal, Nancy...... Throwing Away Things..... page 8.
Each page has a poem on the left and a facing illustration. Freddie
Fisher fairly fussed/When he came to eat his crust!/Often on the floor
he'd throw it,/Hoping mother wouldn't know it.
G -; whited-out name, edges very bumped and chipped, light soil to
white plates, water stain on front corner and back side edge for about
1/2"; in both cases only the margin of the paste-on plate is affected,
not the endpapers; opens freely, pages flat and clean $95

32 Burgess, Gelett /GB. Why Be a Goop? A Primary School of
Deportment and Taste for Children. New York: Frederick A. Stokes
Company, 1924/1924, 1st; red cloth boards with large plate of Goops in
community; 6.25x8.5; 159 pp. Each spread has a little story and a poem
facing with illustration above.
VG; spine and edges darkened, extrems bumped, bottom corners worn to card, plate very nice, pages flat and clean. $110

33 Burnett, Frances Hodgson /Reginald Birch. Sara Crewe or What
Happened at Miss Minchin's. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
1924/1890; blue cloth with large coloured plate of Sara weeping in the
attic, frontis has coloured plate of Sara sharing her bun outside the
bakery, some other b/w illustrations, yellow top edge, in jacket
identical to boards, 8vo; 114 pp. An attractive little reprint,
relatively modern.
NF/ Good jacket with top edgewear, 1" tear, no loss of paper, clean; unclipped $1.00. $36

34 Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking
Glass. New York, "Compliments of Hotel Taft, New York", Tarry at the
Taft"; no date, no ads so probably later; with deco black hotel drawing
on yellow orange hotel cover, 8vo; 236 pp. An attractive novelty Alice,
on pulp paper, appears to be 20s to early 30's from decor, but these
were published over many decades, penciled inside is Reserved for Miss
Emmons." It makes us think of old movies! Other titles, all in
yellow-orange, were Murder at the Rue Morgue, A Study in Scarlet, Last
of the Mohicans... "When the Taft was built in 1926, it was one of the
premier tourist hotels in the city. The Roxy Theater opened next door
the following year, and the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue
at 50th Street helped provide steady business." NYT After a shabby
period, it was reborn in the 90s as the Michaelangelo Hotel. VG+;
bright, extrems sl bumped. $15

35 Carroll, Lewis /Peter Newell. The Hunting of the Snark and Other
Poems. NY: Harper, 1903/1876, 1st as to illustrator. Ivory vellum
boards with gilt figure and title, script letters on spine, coloured
frontis, 39 half tone umber plates, top edge gilt, deckle edges, green
page border decorations by Robert Murray Wright; xiii + 248 pp. Also
includes poems from Sylvie and Bruno. The pictures are a riot!
VG; vellum boards quite white, spine toning unevenly, shading on free
front endpaper from jacket (not present), corners bumped and bottom
corners worn through. $125

36 Carroll, Lewis (Ludovici Carroll) /John Tenniel. Alicia in Terra
Mirabili. New York: St. Martin's Press, (London: Macmillan) 1964, 2nd
printing; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; tan cloth
backed blue boards with White Rabbit, blue endpapers with map, 8vo; 116
pp with glossary.
VG/VG+ clipped jacket; previous owner's signature on half title, book
in nice condition but bent about 3/8"; jacket with darkened spine and
light soil. $18 --sold--

37 Carroll, Lewis (Ludovici Carroll) /John Tenniel. Aliciae per
Speculum Transitus. New York: St. Martin's Press, (London: Macmillan)
1966; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; red paper
boards, endpapers with Alice passing through looking glass, 8vo; 133 pp
with glossary.
F/VG+ clipped jacket. $30 --sold--

38 Carrolliana: Richards, Anna M., Jr /AMR, Jr. A New Alice in the
Old Wonderland. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1895, 1st, sd. Red boards
with blindstamped line border and bishop on back, gilt stamped portrait
of Alice wearing crown on front, gilt spine title, gilt top edge; 8vo.
An early continuation of Alice. Alice Lee meets the main characters in
predictable stories. The pictures are taken from Tenniel, except for
that of Alice herself, who is a more ordinary but pleasant looking
VG+; pencil names, very light flecks to bottom board edge, occasional reading wrinkles $110

39 Chamson, Andre /Madeleine Charlety. Histoire de Magali. Paris:
Paul Hartmann, (1930), 5th edition; Aulard Imprimeur; green cloth
boards with gilt cartouche with title and Magali standing in front of
her school; bright green and blue endpapers showing Magali standing
under a tree and lines of creatures coming toward her; 8.5x11",
21.6x27.9cm; 52 pp. Sixty pictures of Magali, with her little legs and
her face like a little red apple. Magali takes the place of bad little
girls and boys in their own homes, and she takes some of their toys
home with her. Magali can walk down from her mountains and walk the
length of France. Her little legs are so quick!
VG; spine very faded, corners bumped, thin line on front board 1"; paper darkening, opens unevenly. $90
40 . Chaucer /Warwick Goble. Modern Reader's Chaucer. NY: Macmillan,
1912, 1st thus illustrated, put into modern English by John S. P.
Tatlock and Percy MacKaye; glossary and notes. Dark blue cloth boards
with elaborate gilt designs on spine and front board framing ocean
scene of fleet, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, white endpapers with
blue procession, large 8vo, 32 coloured plates as issued; 607 pp + ads.
G+; extremities and spine creases quite rubbed, to card on one corner,
chip in plate margin page 556, marker crossout on fixed rear endpaper.
$130 --sold--

41 Child, Frank S. /J. Randolph Brown. The House with Sixty Closets,
a Christmas Story for Young Folks and Old Children. Boston: Lee and
Shepard Publishers, 1899/1899, 1st; olive boards with a baby sitting on
a big dog, a black cat, and little Ruth staring at the radiant
Christmas presents from the Judge behind the cupboard door; a cat in a
cupboard with a candle on top on the spine; 8vo; 216 pp. The Judge
builds a house and his wife insists on sixty closets (wardrobes) to
hold the many presents she gives to all. Years later a spirited
minister's family with fifteen children comes to live in the house. The
Judge and his wife step out of their portraits to join the outrageous
fun, a frank report by each closet on their new life and a nighttime
tour of the town in a string of linked closets pulled by a goat. A
surprising story in a turn of the century binding.
G+; very neatly organized child's name on fixed endpaper; gilt on top
boards is brilliant; extrems bumped and moderately worn, 1/16" slant,
light soil and spot to boards, cracked hinge paper carefully repaired,
and moisture damage to bottom back corner, not visible on endpaper,
page soil on first few pages, small margin tear, ow pages flat and
clean. $38

42 Coolidge, Susan /F. Merrill. . A Round Dozen. 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, 4.5x5.4; 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; 7.5x10"; 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 [1919]/(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, 8.75x10.75"; 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, 8.75x10.75";
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, 8.75x10.75"; np. The chauffeur gets a mother cat
to be a mouser in the garage, but one of her kittens is not well
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. d. (ca 1910); beige paper boards, with
green and brown design, and circular paste on plate of invalid child
and sister at seashore, 4.25x6.5; 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;
4.75x7"; 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; 7x9.5"; 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 11.6x9; 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; 5.5x7.75"; 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.
VG+ $100

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; 4.3x5.7"; 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; 4.3x5.7"; 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,
7.1x9.25"; 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, 9x5.75; 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, 5.75x7.5"; 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. soil. $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; 10.25x7.7" 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, 5.3x7", 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, 7x8.5; 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.

69 Keller, Gottfried /Ida Berisch. Gedichte. Wien (Vienna): Carl
Konegen, 1922. Ivory paper boards with coloured medallion title,
doubled pages, 3.8x4.75". 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; 7.25x9.5, 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; 7x9"; 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, 12.7x9.8", 32x25 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, 8.9x12; 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 2x2". $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; 4.6x3" or 7.5x12 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,12.5x8.75, 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, 6.25x8.4"; 200 pp. A summer story of a neighborhood of
little girls, in a very pretty binding with moderately clear
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; 8x11.25; 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;
6.75x9.25; 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; 8.75x7.75, 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; 3x4.5; 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, 5x7.5"; 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
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;
8.25x9.25; np. Queen of Hearts, John Gilpin, Babes in the Wood, Sing a
Song of Sixpence, Mad Dog, Three Jovial Huntsmen, The House that Jack
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 9.5x8;
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;
12x8.75 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, 4.75x5.74. 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
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; 9x11.75"; 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,
9.2x12.2". 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, 9x11"; 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 [1915]; 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; 6x4.5" 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, 6x9"; 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, 10.1x7.4" 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 1x1/4" 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. d.
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; 9x11.75", 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, 5x7.5";
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.

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; 4.25x5.6"; 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. d. [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; 8.3x9.75", 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, 2.5x1.5, 2.5x2, 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, 12.5x9.5; 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; 8.25x11.3", 21x28 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

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.

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, 9.4x12"; 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
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, 5.25x7.5"; 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, 8.25x10.75; 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, 5.4x7.75"; 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
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;
7x9.8", 17.8x24.9cm; 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);
7.5x10.25; 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
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., [1913], 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; 5.5x7.7"; 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, 8x11.2",
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,
6.75x8.25; 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


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, 8x8.25", 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
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.
F/F. $18
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
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; 5.5x8; 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
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; 7.3x10.5; 44
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.
Fine. $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.

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.
NF/VG+. $48

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
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
F/F. $35

181 Hughes, Richard /Rick Schreiter. Gertrude's Child. Harlan Quist,
1966, 1st. 5.8x8.5; 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; 6.6x9.6, 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; 5.8x7, 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, [1973]; cloth backed red paper
boards with dragons blindstamped, dark green endpapers with dragon
design, 6.3x9.2", 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
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
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; 7x9.5, 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
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.
F/NF. $15

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." -
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; 6.25x9.5"; 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, 6.5x8.75," 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
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.
F/F. $24

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
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
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
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 7.2x9.6"; 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
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; name. $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, 6.7x9.2"; 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
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; 6.75x9.25"; 119
pp. At last, after four years of work, Susie is able to dance sur les
F/VG+; light spine fade, a lovely copy, unclipped 2.50. $180 --sold--

245 Yolen, Jane /Susanna Natti. The Acorn Quest. Crowell, 1981, 1st.
7x8.25; 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; 7.25x9"; 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, 10.9x7.1; 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.
$175 --sold--

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
G+/G; binding wrinkle on front board, in foxed dw. $24

249 Agee, Jon /JA. If Snow Falls. Pantheon, 1982, 1st. 5.75x4.8; 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; 8.7x11.25; 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, 9x11.5" 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 10.7x8.75", 27x22.2 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, 9.5x9.5; 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
4.9x3.9; 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; 9.6x12"; 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; 6.75x9"; 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; 10.3x13,126 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, 7.25x10.5". 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; 9x11, 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; 8x10.5, 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, 11.5x10; 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.; 9.5x8.5, 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, 7.75x9.75; 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, 14.6x10.7" (270x370);
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, 7.6x11; 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, 8.7x12.2; 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;
8.7x11.2, 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 9.7x12.2", 24.5x30.2cm; 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, 9x8.3", 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; 5.75x7.5", 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; 10.1x8.4", 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 10x8.25"; 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; 8.7x12.5; 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; 9x12.5, 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; 8x10.2"; 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; 8.5x11.3, 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, 9.2x12.2; 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
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.

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; 8.25x10.25; 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
8.8x6.8; 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, 9.5x7.25" 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 1x1/2" 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 10x6.75", 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 10x6.75", 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,10.3x8.4, 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, 10.1x8.2; 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 9.75x6.75; 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.)

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 9.75x6.75"; 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).

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.; 8x11.2; 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; 8x11.25; 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
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; 9.3x9.5, 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,
8.5x10.5, 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, 5.6x6.8, 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; 8.5x10.3, 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. 7.5x9.5" 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; 7.6x9.6", 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, 8.6x11.5; 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; 8.5x9.75; np. The story of the greedy
fisherman's wife, who at the end of this tale, wants to be "like unto
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, 8.25x12.2", 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; 8.5x10.25; 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. A classic.
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, 8.2x10.2; 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, 8.2x10.2; 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, 8.2x10.2; 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. 9.5x8.2, 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, 2x2". $20

307 Janosch /J. The Thieves and the Raven. Macmillan, 1970, 1st US; 11x9 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; 8.2x10.2; 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 10.1x8.2; 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, 10x9.75. 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, 10x12"; 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, 7x9.3;
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; 7.6x10.25; 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, 7.6x10.25; 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, 9.25x12.5"; 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; 7.2x10.2; 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, 11.1x8.3; 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, 8.75x11"; 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; 8x9, 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; 7.3x9.3",
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, 5.75x6.75; 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,
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, 5.75x6.75"; 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; 8.2x8.5; np. Maurice creeps up on Mona one day
while she is playing the piano. They become inseparable, until Maurice
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; 8x10, ca 44 pp. Nice poems illustrated with colourful,
sensitive paintings.
F/VG; name. $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, 7.3x9.5; 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 9.4x13"; 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, 9.4x13";
np. An ingenious walk through Mother Goose Town with nice 40's
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; 8.2x10.1; 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.

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, 9x11.2" 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; 9x12.5"; 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; 9x7.5 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, 7.1x8.25; 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; 8.3x10.25"; 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; 9.2x10.7";
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
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; 6.1x8.2", 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; 6.1x8.2", 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; 8.8x10; 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; 8.8x9.3; 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.

344 Piatti, Celestino (Huber, Ursula.) /CP. The Nock Family Circus
Atheneum, 1968/1967, 1st US; full colour pictorial binding; 12x8.5",
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, 8.5x11.2, 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; 9.4x12.3; 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; 9.4x12.3; 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, 8.75x8.25"; 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; 11x8.5", 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, 10.6x8.7"; 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; 8.2x10.2, 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; 8.7x11.2"; 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; 9.5x12", 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; 8.6x11.9" 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.

356 Singer, Isaac Bashevis /Irene Lieblich. The Power of Light.
Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1980, 1st; 7.3x9.3"; 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, 8.3x10.2, 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; 8.5x11.75; 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.
7.4x9.12"; 18.8x23.2cm (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; 9.2x12.5", 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;
.25x10.75"; 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, 8x9.3; 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
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, 7.5x9.75; 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; 9.8x9.8", 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, 7.7x9.75, 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, 10.75x9"; 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; 10.5x7.5
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,
7.6x10; np Suggested by a Japanese folktale, with beautiful
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; 9.3x8" 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; 10.7x9, 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.
9.5x12.75. 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;
8.8x9.3"; 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,
8.5x9.25; 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; 9x11.25"; 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
4.5x5.25"; 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; 9.1x12.5", 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, 8.25x10.3, 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; 8.7x11.2"; 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; 7.5x9.8"; 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, 8x9.5"; 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
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, 9.2x12.3, 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 9.4x8.25"; np. 9.5x8.2; 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
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; 9.75x11.75".
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, 6.2x8"; np. This little book
came from storage in a Midwestern general store, and it brings back an
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 9.3x11.3,
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 [1923]; 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
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, 7.6x5.9"
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, 4.6x6.6", 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. 10.5x8"; 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.
7.75x11.25"; 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.

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
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 2.7x3.25"x .75" thick. Five teeny books, some fairy tales, listed
on the inside board. Full page pictures and other little pictures in
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 10.9x9" 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
9.25x7.25; 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 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,
10.75x8.25"; 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;
8x11", 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, 8.3x11.4", 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
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--

Catalogue Format:
Author /Illustrator. Title. Publishing data & Binding. Comments. Awards. Signed. Condition: Book/Jacket. Price.

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
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
[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.

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