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1 Abbott, Jacob. Science for the Young: Force.New York: Harper&Brothers, 1873/1872. Dark green gilt and black stamped, 5x7.5 inches; 313 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, light wear to corners and spine edges, large, moderate, water stain front board top corner. 10085 $30.00
2 Abbott, Jacob. Science for the Young: Heat.New York: Harper&Brothers, 1871/1871. Dark green gilt and black stamped, 5x7.5 inches; 313 pp. 10083
CONDITION: Good; no names, corners, spine edges, worn through. $40.00
3 Abbott, Jacob.Science for the Young: Light.New York: Harper& Brothers, 1871/1871. Dark green gilt and black stamped, 5x7.5 inches; 313 pp. A text, mostly in narrative form with examples and diagrams.
CONDITION: Good; 1871 gift inscription on flyleaf; some wear to corners, spine edges frayed. 10082 $40.00
4 Abbott, Jacob. Science for the Young: Water&Land. New York: Harper&Brothers, 1872/1871. Dark green gilt and black stamped, 5x7.5 inches; 313 pp. 10084
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; 1875 gift inscription on flyleaf; light wear to corners, spine edges; gilt bright. $50.00 Sold as a set of four books: $140
SOLD 5 ABC. Holbrook, Florence./H. D. Pohl, illustrator. Hiawatha Alphabet. Chicago: Rand McNally&Company Publishers, (1910)
6 Adams, Harper ed. /J. A. Adams, illustrator. The Fairy Book.New York: Harper and Brothers, (1836) ; brown pressed boards with large gilt picture of fairies; illustrated with 81 woodcuts ("cuts" or "cuts on wood"); small 8vo; xvi + 301 pp + 2 pp ads. Twenty-seven fairy tales: traditional English, Perrault and others, with twelve translated for this volume; includes Florise, Prince Nosey, Aurora&Amy, and a very interesting introduction by "John Smith".
CONDITION: Good; attractive 1850 name on flyleaf; ends of faded spine heavily worn; heavily foxed endpapers; light foxing to flyleafs, one signature opens to thread, lies unevenly, otherwise very clean, unmarked, unwrinkled. 14178 $110.00
7 Aesop. /Thomas Bewick, illustrator. The Fables of Aesop and Others, with designs on wood. New York: D. Appleton Co. 1903; facsimile of Longman 1818; red cloth boards, top edge gilt, paper paste on label on spine, 4.6x7 inches; 376 pp. One of several reproductions of children's books from the early 1800's published at the turn of the last century, very nicely made with good paper and clear engravings.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, paper label and spine darkened, otherwise very clean. 14665 $50.00
8 Andersen, Hans Christian. /Marion M. Wingrave, illustrator. Quacks, the Story of the Ugly Duckling. London: Ward, Lock and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square ED/ New York: 10 Bond Street ; brown cloth backed glazed pictorial boards illustrated in full colour with swans and ducks swimming; brown cloth spine; patterned endpapers, 26 one sided pages, each with col. illustration. Finelined borders surround verse tale and a lovely chromolithograph on each page showing the duckling set in a bucolic landscape. Some pages have borders of wild flowers. Quite beautiful, with no printer ascribed.
CONDITION: Good; 1891 inscription, occasional light foxing, boards worn all around, cover soil, some page soil, loosening, tears in gutter on some pages. 14167 $115.00
9 anon. /anon, illustrator.Alte BekannteNurnberg: Theo. Stroefer's Kunstverlag, #1073, lithographs and printing by E. Rister, Nurnberg. circa 1900; illustrated paper boards with a gray and a bay pony gazing over a wooden fence while pigeons look on, four full colour lithographs of animals, facing sepia drawings and poems in script. Simply beautiful animal chromolithographs.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names, spine, top left corner and bottom right corner are chipped, boards soiled, foxing throughout; pages flat with some page soil. 19082 $165.00
10 anon. /anon, illustrator. Disorderly Girl. New York: McLoughlin Bros., late 19th c; electrotyped by Vincent Dill, 24 Beekman St. N. Y.; three sheets folded, making 10 interior pages; red and black front with pie, on back a list of paper dolls.... many kinds, including Eva St. Clair&Topsy. The proud girl, the meek girl, the neat little girl, the disorderly girl "Nor her shortcomings does she feel,/But skips amongst her idle friends,/From midday sun, till twilight ends."
CONDITION: Near Fine; no marks, corners sharp, absolutely crisp, apparently never read; this book was never sewn, and the pages are laid together; there are no needle holes; only very light foxing on covers and edges, and occasionally on pages, indicate its age. 19049 $75.00
SOLD 11 anon. /anon, illustrator. Half Hours with the Animals, Narratives exhibiting Thought, Sympathy, and Affection in the Brute Creatures. New York: Thomas Nelson&Sons, 42 Bleecker Street ;
12 anon. /anon, illustrator.History of an Apple Pie.New York: McLoughlin Bros., about 1870; electrotyped by Vincent Dill, 24 Beekman St. N. Y.; three sheets folded, making 10 interior pages; red and black front with pie, on back a list of paper dolls.... many kinds, including Eva St. Clair&Topsy. Within, red and white pictures on a black background which accentuate the comic characters of the poem.
CONDITION: Good; no names, foxing visible on white parts of cover and on margins of texts, corners worn, backstitched with fine linen thread, spine split one inch, all in all a little rumpled, but clean. 19048 $85.00
13 anon. /anon, illustrator. Il Mondo Illustrato. Milano: Antonio Vallardi; [ca 1870-1880 from items shown] Volume 1 of 4; paper boards, cream with pale blue borders and full colour picture, blue patterned endpapers, flat trimmed, 9x12" ; 12 full spread one-sided chromolitho plates. Plates in stunning colour and detail with a text beneath to guide a parent in discussing the picture "testo esplicativo e metodico." Furniture, Tools, Animals, Town, Country, Christmas, Flowers, Fruit, Buildings and Utensili di Cucina to die for!
CONDITION: Poor; no names, boards are quite worn on edges and corners, but clean on illustrated top; back soiled; spine tape replaced by amateur and plates reglued (not originally sewn), thus rear hinge cracked; plates Near Fine. 14316 $65.00
14 anon. /various, illustrators. Parley's Magazine. No 14, September 1833. Boston: Lilly, Wait, and Company, No 14 Sept 1833, tan covers with engraved border around titles, ads for Lilly offerings on the verso and on both sides of the back cover, 20, not 16, pp. 7x5.5 inches. A single biweekly soft cover magazine from the first year of publication. Edited in-house in the interim between "Peter Parley" and Dr. Alcott. Interesting factual content for all ages, as its founders intended. Falconry, Thunderstorms, Spiders, Winter in Russia, and a lucid letter from a little boy who watched a hot air balloon from his brother's shoulders.
CONDITION: Fragile; owner name, pages uneven edges worn and crumpled, foxed, archival tape repair across inside cover; the entire magazine seems to have suffered from being folded in half; thread partially effective, also 2" of tiny 19th c running stitch repair. Contemporary personal note on one page. 19050 $25.00
15 anon. /anon, illustrator. Pleasure and Profit, Fanny Wilmore, and Other Stories. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 38 and 40 Cornhill; George W. Day printer; [1868 - 1874], red pressed paper binding with black decorations and little plate pasted on of boy sitting in a garden with flowers, 5x3.5 inches. A Sunday School book about how Fanny decided to become more even tempered and gradually changed. 19079
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, spine and boards are quite flecked along margins, plate has tiny corner chip and scratch, pages are clean and tight so as to seem unread, but corners bent, bottom corners are heavily . $22.00
16 anon. /anon, illustrator. The Cow Picture Book.New York: McLoughlin Bros. Inc., #1314, no date, probably turn of the century, three very stiff glazed linen sheets, folded and center stapled, making 12 pages; full colour on outside with painting of cow, 4 interior paintings, 4 drawings, 7.2x10.2. Mostly about Guernsey and Holstein cows, with some sheep and goats. Pictures are from the turn of the century.
CONDITION: Near Fine, no names, a very faint crease on bottom corner. 19018 $125.00
17 anon. /anon, illustrator. Wee Elsie's Picture Book. New York: Dodd, Mead&Company, 751 Broadway, 1877, Rand, Avery&Co, Printers, Boston; red beveled cloth boards with elaborate black and gilt decorations, fine chromolitho pictures of children playing, one 4x3" and 1 smaller, pale yellow endpapers, b/w pictures on or facing every page, 7.75x9.75"; 80 pages. A cheerful and gentle collection, with lots of pictures of fat birds and large dogs. Syllables separated for young readers. The engravings have been carefully chosen to match the stories and each other, not the usual. 18907
CONDITION: Good; no names, tight, flecks on cloth and dark spine, but chromos perfect and gilt very bright, extrems bumped; foxing throughout, some illus painted in, carefully enough for an 8 year old, but dull. $40.00
18 anon. /A. E. Kennedy, illustrator. The Tale of Terrible Towser. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons&Company, Chimney Corner Series, (1916); originally published in The Evening Sun, NY; white boards of thin card and red paper spine with Towser and his Scottie friend playing on front board and Towser with blue bow on the back, four plates on one-sided white coated paper: 8.5x10.5; 31 pp. Towser wrote this book about his eventful two weeks in the country, day by day.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, tight, a little rubbing at spine ends and along spine creases, spine is wrinkled from bindery; boards are very clean, straight and bright, pages darkening, plates nice, all interior crisp, clean. 19006 $135.00
19 anon. - Edmund Dulac, editor /illustrated by the students.Christmas Pictures for Children, Pictures by Children with an introduction by Edmund Dulac. London: J. M. Dent&Sons Ltd., Vienna: Burgverlag, Richter&Sollner, 1922, preface by Francesca M. Wilson; brown boards with ivory figures of children and toys and paste-on plate with letters in green, endpapers with squares of little drawings from the plates in orange, Introduction and Preface followed by 14 plates, as issued, of colored lithos each with a tissue guard on which a little passage or story is printed; 9.25x11" Older girls from the art class run by Professor Cizek in the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna drew these extraordinary illustrations on stone and planned out the colours.
CONDITION: Fair; gift inscription on back of free endpaper; binding holding, but cracked on either side of one signature; entire book somewhat warped with paper darkened and 2x4" paper missing from back board; some drawings carefully traced; edges worn, splits in spine cloth, darkening tissue guards all present, one trimmed half inch, plates in lovely condition, two have pale spots on edge of white margin. 19012 $145.00
SOLD 20 anon. /J. J. Mora, illustrator. Reynard the Fox. Boston: Dana Estes&Co., (1901).
21 anon./Lorenz Froelich, illustrator."What Makes Me Grow?" or Walks and Talks with Amy Dudley. New York: G. P. Putnam&Son, 661 Broadway, 1868/1868, 1st printing; beveled brown finely stamped boards with gilt title cartouche on front and gilt on spine, lavender endpapers, tissue covered frontis of the child Amy being weighed on the market scales and on the decorative title page, Amy investigating her cereal; 5x7"; 169 pp. Amy Dudley, aged 6, asks her mother how she and trees and sheep can all grow. By an author of books on travel who later wrote Distant Cousins and How do I Know? in the same format. Two charming pictures.
CONDITION: Very Good; Lillie Whipple Christmas 1871 name on free front endpaper, facing ink blot, extremities rubbed, headbands bumped, gilt bright, three page folds carelessly cut and rough, a bit of foxing on frontis tissue, overall a clean, solid copy. 18905 $50.00
22 anon. /Mary LaFetra Russell, illustrator.Nursery Songs. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons&Company, Chimney Corner Series, (1916); white boards of thin card and red paper spine with children dancing to flute on front board and Little Tommy Tittlemouse on the back, 27 traditional nursery rhyme songs within on pulp paper, and four plates on white coated paper: Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pussy cat Pussy cat, Jack and Jill, and Polly Put the Kettle On, 8.5x10.5 inches; 31 pp. Cute chubby children illustrate these little songs.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names or other marks, clean bright boards, tight binding; wear to corner tips and head of spine, and lateral spine crease. This grade is due to 1.25" of paper spine foot missing with a closed tear continuing for another inch; otherwise very nice with interior completely clean and unwrinkled, pulp paper darkening, plates bright white. 19005 $85.00
23 anon /Oskar Pletsch, illustrator.Schnick Schnack; Trifles for Little Ones. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1867/1866 Germany], printed by Leighton Brothers,. Engaging coloured pictures, observations of the mischievous, pretty children of prosperous families. Frontis and title pages have borders of foxgloves, harebells, daffodils and vines. Poems probably in-house rather than translations of the German.
CONDITION: Good Minus; 1870 owner inscription, spine cloth is split on both sides half way down but attached at top, thus grade; otherwise nice, tips of corners rubbed through, light foxing throughout; worth repair. 14045 $75.00
24 Ashford, Daisy. Daisy Ashford, her Book. New York: George H. Doran, 1920, 1st printing. Cloth with photo of the author set in stamped design; 338 pp. A collection of the remaining stories dictated to her father by Ashford at 8 yrs. including Daisy's "most imposing novel", The Hangman's Daughter, together with The Jealous Governes by her sister Angela Ashford, and a preface by Irvin S. Cobb. 7297
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; no names, top corners bumped and worn, paper yellowing; in edgeworn darkening dw with closed 2" tear, 1/2" chip, and 1" tear on very dark spine, title affected. $32.00
25 Ashford, Daisy. /William Pene duBois, illustrator. The Young Visiters. New York: Doubleday 1951/1951; 1st printing with the duBois illustrations sd; pink and grey paper boards with drawing of couple in the woods; grey endpapers, in jacket identical to boards; 4.75x7.75 inches; 93 pp. A unique little book written by a very observant nine year old girl in 1890, with a straightforward view of the upper class London society in which she was brought up; first published in 1919. A priceless thank you note in the style of Daisy laid in: ".. I did enjoy your rendishun of the young visiters which had a charm even for an old old man of 63 rarther a nice evening if I am not persumshious.."
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, clean tight book; jacket has very light top edgewear, half inch tear, and 1/16" wear to spine ends. 14487 $10.00
27 Bible: Carols (Walter, L. Edna, editor). /J. H. Hartley, illustrator. Christmas Carols. New York: Macmillan, 1922, 1st printing; blue cloth with plate, in white jacket with reproduction of plate, 8.5x11 inches; 58 pp. "Old English Carols for Christmas and other Festivals." Harmonized by Lucy E. Broadwood. Individual decorated borders and text decorations and 14 colour plates.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Minus jacket, nice decorative bookplate, in soiled white dw with 5 one inch tears, 1/2" chip, other small chips and tears; unclipped 2.00. 6965 $38.00
28 Bible (Williams, Clara Andrews) /George Andrews Williams, illustrator. The Ark that Glue Built.New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, The Glue Series, August, 1908/1908, green cloth backstrip, grey paper boards with Noah seated and surrounded by the animals, all pictures cut out and glued with perforated stubs, 8 large illustrations with text facing; 10.75x13" Magnificent pictures of the animals: constructing the ark, running toward it in a storm, drowning in the flood, sitting at dinner in the ark, playing, dancing, conferring with Noah, and racing off onto dry land two by two. Apparently done by a careful older child, so that the cutting of the black lines is not perfect and a few of the placements are debatable, but a wonderful piece and hard to find in this series.
CONDITION: Fair; no names, hinges sturdy, warped boards have water spots, rubs, and soil, especially in margins and edges, and spine cloth in poor condition; endpapers bubbled with margin soil; nice title page, all pages are glued with all pieces apparently present (two small feet cracks), three professionally glued margin tears; judging by title page, paper is fairly light in tone but offset from pieces make it appear unevenly soiled and darker. 19013 $145.00
29 Broderip, Frances Freeling. /Thomas Hood, illustrator. Crosspatch, the Cricket and the Counterpane, a Patchwork of Story and Song.London: Griffith&Farran, successors to Newbery and Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard, 1865 on tp, probable 1st printing; green stamped cloth boards with large gilt cartouche of mother goose type person standing on a stool and holding crosspatch sign, gilt spine titles, needle, and creature on spine, gilt all around; frontis and 5 hand-coloured plates, as counted, not listed, all with tissue guards; 5x6.75"; 188 pp + "Original Junior Library, a 32 page catalogue of popular works, principally for the young published by Griffin and Farran" etc., with little picture of Goldsmith introduced to Newbery by Dr. Johnson. According to the catalogue, the price of this book, coloured and with gilt edges, was 4s 6d! "A patchwork of story and song" a long fantasy involving two children and the strange characters. Beautifully coloured plates, still very bright. Frances and Thomas were the children of the poet Thomas Hood the Elder and had previously collaborated on his Memorial.
CONDITION: Good; no names because missing free front endpaper, two signatures appear irregularly placed by amateur repair; very occasional page soil, no foxing, pages a bit stiff, still basically clean and bright with beautiful plates. 18864 $325.00
SOLD 30 Brooks, Noah. /W.A.Rogers engravings, illustrator. The Boy Settlers. New York: Scribner, 1899/1891;
31 Burgess, Thornton. /Harrison Cady, illustrator. The Discontent of Peter Rabbit. (A Miniature book in WRAPS) New York: John H. Eggers, (1914,1922); four folded sheets, making 14 interior pages; cover with coloured illustration of fat Peter looking worried on front, on back "A New Bed Time Story similar to this one appears every evening in The Bulletin, Philadelphia; three coloured illustrations inside and one black and white; 2.2x2.75". A dear little book, printed on nice coated paper with good colour quality.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, a few light creases on pages, perhaps from bindery, a little rub on spine and 1/8" split and bump, 1/8" stain along bottom margin of title list page;. 19023 $80.00
32 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. /C. S. Reinhart, illustrator. The Pretty Sister of Jose. New York: Scribner's, 1889, 1st printing, no illustrator's name on title page. Green cloth stamped with flowers and gold guitar. 5.2x7.6 inches, 127 pp. An adult romance in a pretty format.
CONDITION: Very Good; gilt bright, corners bumped, edges sl foxed, foxing on two pages, period owner stamp in script on title page. 6162 $12.00
33 Randolph Caldecott, illustrator.A Sketch-Book of R. Caldecott's. London: George Routledge&Sons, (1883), engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, brown linen over dark green cloth boards and spine, titles brown, oblong 10.25x7"; np. Build around a poem of the seasons by Thomas Campbell, with coloured pictures of children, dogs, and the countryside and also featuring the seasonings of four gentlemen (pepper, etc.). Delicate, genial, and very funny.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, spine ends worn, one quarter inch spot on otherwise very clean boards, a little bubbling on lower back, pages darkening a bit. A lovely copy. 19004 $55.00
34 Carroll, Lewis. /Julia Greene and Helen Pettes, after Sir John Tenniel, illustrator.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Cut-out Pictures in Colors.New York: Cupples&Leon Company 1917; ivory cloth backed paper boards with full colour picture of Alice, flamingo, and Duchess, grey back, black spine; intact colour frontis plate could be cut out to form a Mad Hatter's Tea Party; different silhouette borders for each chapter; 7.75x9.75; 124 pp. Very attractive little umber silhouettes surround each page. The cut out opportunities are limited to one page, the frontis.
CONDITION: Good Plus; inked name; front board somewhat soiled, back board very rubbed, board edges very worn espec. bottom front corner; spine sturdy and hinges tight; pages very flat, tight, and clean (unopened and unread) frontis plate very nice. 18889 $85.00
35 Chamberlin, B. H. My Lord Bag-o'-Rice, London and Sydney: Griffith Farran&Co.; Tokyo, Japanese Fairy Tale Series #15, printed by the Kobunsha, postmarked Fairyland 1988 on the back, woodblock crepe paper soft cover, 3.75" x 6"; np. 14265
CONDITION: Good; series title on front cropped, crease in paper, both printer's errors; light even soil, with back bottom edges curled for 2 pages, small 1/8" owner initials/ date on inside top of front page. See also James, (Japanese Fairy Tales) $100.00
36 Crane, Walter. /WC, illustrator. Queen Summer or the Tourney of the Lily&the Rose.London, Paris and Melbourne: Cassell&Co. 1901/ [ltd edition was 1891]; white cloth backed paper boards with green white and rose design, rose patterned endpapers, doubled pages with coloured illustrations and framed text, 8.25 x 11.3 inches; np. Light colours and white space fill outlined pictures, a bright and graceful book.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, extremities very lightly bumped and rubbed through, light soil to boards; pages very flat and clean. 14348 $160.00
37 Crowinshield, Mrs. Schyler. The Light-House Children Abroad or the Ignoramuses in Europe, A Travel Story. Boston: D. Lothrop Company, 1893/1889; green cloth boards with black outlines and gilt titles, silver mountain and sea; 6.9x9"; [x] + 446 pp. A long and sometimes amusing novel of a turn of the century family visiting the Alps.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, endpapers and occasional margins foxed, extremities and bottom edges rubbed. 14206 $45.00
38 Ulmes, Mme Tony d' (Berthe Rey) /J. Fontanez, illustrator.La Pension Corneille pour les Oiseaux.Paris: Librairie Delagrave, 1920/1914; 2nd edition, red cloth spine, cream boards with coloured illustration of well-dressed crows at play outside their house; oblong 34x27cm; 28 pp. (Fontanes on title page) Imaginative scenes in the life of the crow society, by a Swiss painter. 19170
CONDITION: DISBOUND, otherwise G to VG; no names, boards darkening, corners, edges, and endpapers worn, a few light scratches to otherwise colorful boards, on back board older child has carefully drawn a musical staff&a graph paper math sheet; pages nice, a 1" ink mark, unwrinkled, a little soil. $35.00
39 Davidson, Edith B. /Clara E. Atwood, illustrator. The Bunnikins-Bunnies and the Moon King. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1912, 1st printing; blue boards with white stars, blue cloth back with large picture of Bunnikin's aircraft, endpapers with blue drawing of squirrel and bunny looking at the moon through a telescope; frontis and two brightly coloured plates; 6x5"; 63 pp. With a cheerful disregard for astronomy, the Bunnikin-Bunnies take the entire family on a trip to the Moon via the Milky Way. The "airship" looks very much like a boat with a cabin. An early science fiction book for little ones, you might say. Fun!
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names, rubs on all creases, corners slightly bumped and very worn through, fine scratches on front; opens freely with threads visible on two openings, but hinges very nice, light margin soil on about 12/63 pages, generally a well loved but fairly clean book. 18924 $145.00
40 Dean, Eva. /ED, illustrator. In Peanut Land. New York: R. F. Fenno&Company, 1907, 1st printing; brown cloth backed brown boards with peanuts escaping from a yellow paper bag, red titles and accents; handsome brown peanut wallpaper design endpapers, most pages with verse and peanut drawings; in identical jacket with narrow blank flaps, 8.25x10.25"; np (c 110). Matter of fact little poems about peanut daily life are illustrated with delicious scenes of peanuts with sewing pin arms and legs, in Peanutland. "So it's not viewed with much alarm/In Peanut Land to lose an arm/Another's found without much harm.."
CONDITION: Good in Very Good jacket; no names, tiny rub to bottom corner, pale small spot on back, clean pages with shallow two inch chip from title page bottom margin, one margin tear, occasional reading wrinkles; in dw with wear to extremities,.5" chip bottom spine, 1" tear. 14325 $95.00
41 Deland, Margaret /Walter Crane.The Old Garden and other verses.Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1884 (same date) 1st US edition with these illustrations /1893 (as to Crane illustrations) /1887 (as to text), ; green top edge, ivory spine, russet and dark green titles, ivory, green, brown, and russet floral cloth boards, front and back identical, fine floral design endpapers in russet and dark green, doubled, french-fold, pages printed on one side only, quality paper. Decorations and illustrations on every spread, three coloured on any given page, in varied combinations, and finely detailed, surrounding the poems and specific to each poem, with slate blue and pale yellow added to cover palette, all in decorative gothic type; 8vo; 114 pp. A lovely gift book, beautifully designed and drawn with delicate fairies, flowers, and wistful ladies.
CONDITION: Very Good; attractive period Arts and Crafts printed bookplate, no writing, tight and straight, spine darkened with visible half inch stain at foot and ends lightly scuffed; all board edges moderately rubbed through colour, not to card, green cloth near spine unevenly faded, some corners and bottom edges very lightly bumped, pages uncut and very clean, bright, and flat, except for light evidence of handling on first two. In stiff Mylar jacket. 19092 $120.00
42 Dods, Helen. /Margaret Evans Price, illustrator.The Camping Spree of Kiddies Three.Rochester, N. Y.: Stecher Lith. Co.; No. 42; (1916); heavy lithographed full coloured card in large WRAPS with rounded corners as issued (good idea), the front has the children marching along with supplies, the back has them standing and waiting with their ax, pan, and wood; the verso of the cover is the title page, and on the back, a boy fishing; three stapled lighter card interior sheets, making 12 interior pages, 6 coloured full page coloured illustrations and 6 in half tones, red and blue; approx. 13.8x7.2 inches. A resolutely cheerful poem about family camping, quite fun, with sweet pictures in lovely colours.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, spine rubbed, 2 tiny abrasions, a few light margin smudges; the general effect is very clean, tight, and completely unwrinkled. 19055 $95.00
43 Dunham, Curtis. /Oliver Herford, illustrator.Two in a Zoo.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, September, 1904, 1st printing; blue cloth boards with large titles in red and an elephant and stork around the letters, red title on spine with pickerel in a top hat; frontis and five amusing monochrome plates, present, as issued; 4to; 149 pp. The little Limping Boy translates the speech of the zoo animals for his companion, as they follow Twit the sparrow from cage to cage. Mahmoud the elephant declares him neither Master or Menial, but someone in between.
CONDITION: Very Good; no name, extremities faded, spine ends bumped, tiny spot on bottom front board margin; first signature loosening (not visible), all pages very flat, clean.18870 $35.00
44 Fanny Fern (Mrs. Sarah Payson Willis Parton) /Fred. M. Coffin, illustrator.The Play-Day Book, New Stories for Little Folks. New York: Mason Brothers, 108 and 110 Duane Street, 1857/1856 co. probable first; red boards with blindstamped design of a network of leaves, which is gilt on spine, teal endpapers, frontis and plates throughout created for this book, and etched by different artisans, 12mo; 286 pp. The topics of these lively, independent stories seem rather adult though they are intended to be read aloud to younger children. "...those for whom it is too old now, can look at the pictures and learn to read, little by little, by spelling out the words in the stories... I meant it to read when you are out of school, and want to be amused." FF's first book, Fern Leaves, was an instant best seller, reprinted many times. It was followed by an adult novel, Ruth Hall. This first edition of her third book may contain stories not included in later reprints. Her work is of interest to feminist scholars. Not didactic.
CONDITION: Fair; 19th c name, spine is virtually detached, boards quite clean with 1"x 1/4" stain, corners worn through up to half inch, loosening, some light foxing on page margins, but none in text, pages quite flat and clean, one page detached. A good candidate for rebinding. 18850 $25.00
45 Fenelon, Archeveque de Cambrai. (Francois de Salignac de la Motte). Aventures de Telemaque suivies de Recueil des Fables composees pour l'education de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne. Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Imprimeurs de l'Institute, 1847, black quarter leather over green marbled boards, multicoloured marbled endpapers, speckled page edges, frontis portrait of Fenelon, 12mo; 536 pp. (In French) An early copy of this edition.
CONDITION: Very Good; quite rubbed along all creases, bands, and edges, 1895 name and gift stamp on title page, pages somewhat stiff and darkening with a few dog ears but not foxed, wrinkled, or soiled, all in all worn on the outside, nice on the inside. 18852 $32.00
SOLD 46 Findlay, Hugh. /Hugh Findlay. Mother Nature and her Fairies. Syracuse, N. Y.: C. W. Bardeen, Publisher, (1913) 19093
47 Fletcher, Robert Howe. /Reginald Birch, illustrator.Marjorie and Her Papa.New York: Century, 1904/1891. Tan cloth with stamped picture; 8vo; 96 pp + 20 plates. "How they wrote a story and made pictures for it,".. illustrations by Birch after Fletcher's design. The story is interspersed with dialogue between the two, a little affected but amusing. Presentation copy to Frank Deering of the San Francisco Bohemian club, with inscription SIGNED by the author and additional tipped-in letter in envelope by him. "to Endearing Miss Frank Deering in the "first" year of her age/ This the "Author" now appearing/ Hopes she'll laugh at every page;/ Hopes, too, that whate'er her age is,/When Life's story she has heard/ She'll find joy in all its pages/And be happy as a bird. Robert Howe Fletcher, San Francisco, August 20th, 1905. The book must have been in the Russian Hill house seven months later. Ask us for contents of the letter.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus with no jacket; no names, spine darkened. 6240 $80.00
48 Grahame, Kenneth. /Nancy Barnhart, illustrator. The Wind in the Willows. New York: Scribner's, 1932/[1922 thus illus]/1908; blue cloth boards with black stamped mouse and gilt titles; endpapers with animals' picnic, 8 coloured plates, 4 b/w plates, as issued in this edition, (originally issued with 12 coloured plates); 8vo; Bullock's sticker 2.50; 351 pp. Bright deep colours in the animal pictures. A nice child's gift book. 14153
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, bright, clean, extremities lightly bumped and rubbed. $20.00
49 H. H. [Helen Hunt Jackson]. /Addie Ledyard, illustrator. Mammy Tittleback and her Family: a true story of 17 cats. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881/1881, 1st printing; green cloth boards with black titles and gold vignette of child and kittens in wagon; brown patterned endpapers, 6x7.5"; 101 pp. A rambling true story of a cat family with bits of local colour. The writing is quite interesting, understandable in view of the author; nice pictures were drawn for this book. Quite a long preface at the end comments on the story to adults. 14667
CONDITION: Good; spine ends, corners abraded; no names, front hinge paper cracked; large, dark foxing spot on first pages, other intermittent soil. $75.00
50 Hall, Alice. /Warwick Reynolds, illustrator.The Cat, The Dog And the Dormouse.NY: Barse&Company, nd, printed by Blackie and Son, UK (probably 1920's; although Barse was still publishing a few books in the early 30's). Green cloth with blindstamped cat on pale green cushion with gold, pale green lettering, ivory endpapers, 8vo, in jacket with bright full colour illustration on front of cat, mouse, and Airedale; 192 pp. Long modern written fairy tales, the title story comprising almost half the book. Twenty-nine black and white illustrations, full page and in text in intricate style. Reynolds was an accomplished animal illustrator active in the 20's.
CONDITION: Near Fine with Good Plus jacket, no names, very bright boards; in lightly edgeworn jacket, with nice front and acceptable spine, but unattractively soiled back with 2.4" closed, but wrinkled, tear. 13940 $45.00
SOLD 51 Hoyt, Janet Ralston Chase. /JRH and RE, illustrator. Janet et ses Amis. New York: Appleton&Cie, 1875,
52 Huber, Anne L. /Hermann Faber, illustrator. The Nursery Rattle for Little Folks.Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen,& Haffelfinger, 1873/co. 1872 presumed 1st printing (January 28th 1873 inscription); brown cloth with black stamped decorations, gilt titles and fine gilt picture of acrobat and circus horse, elaborate gilt and black spine, blindstamped back; brown endpapers, "with Twelve Superb Chromo-Lithographic Illustrations" from designs by Hermann Faber, present as issued, and each page bordered with same line design; 6x8", 15x20cm; 136 pp. Note: the LC indicates 1 cm larger all around, assuming it was measured accurately. Many, many rhymes, reminiscent of nursery rhymes, but gentler, and quite well done. The illustrations are by a German American artist primarily known for medical illustration and his "Death of Lincoln" There must be an interesting story behind this book.
CONDITION: Good Minus; charming 1873 birthday inscription on interior flyleaf, spine bright and front cover good, extremities bumped and worn, loosening on interior pages so that signatures are uneven, evidence of moisture damage from pp 60 to 80, affecting plates, especially. margins; wrinkles and page soil on early and late pages, still most pages flat and clean. 18857 $450.00
53 James, Grace. /Warwick Goble, illustrator.Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales.New York: Macmillan, 1923/1910, "medium 8vo" (third trade) edition.; red cloth stamped w gilt Japanese mother and child, 16 plates, present, as issued in this edition, yellow top edge; 8vo, 232 pp. A collection of Japanese tales and legends from various sources: from the author's memory, from plays, and from the Ko-ji-ki or Record of Ancient Matters.. some newly translated.
CONDITION: Very Good; neat inked 1925 graduation gift inscription, spine ends lightly rubbed and bumped, bottom edges rubbed through in parts, spine darkening, cover gilt bright, some foxing on rear endpaper, still tight w. interior and plates unwrinkled&clean. In clear mylar jacket. 18876 $65.00
#35 Lord Bag-o-Rice, #58 Old Man Who Made Dead Trees Blossom, #54 The Princes Fire-Flash&Fire-Fade..
54 James, Mrs. T. H.The Princes Fire-Flash&Fire-Fade.London and Sydney: Griffith Farran&Co.; Tokyo, Japanese Fairy Tale Series #14, printed by the Kobunsha; woodblock crepe paper soft cover, 3.75" x 6"; np.
CONDITION: Good Plus; 3/8" tear at bottom front corner w creased flap, front a little dull, half inch puckered area on back, interior bright and crisp; small one eighth inch owner initials and date on inside top margin of front page. 14266 $125.00
SOLD 55 James, Mrs. T. H. The Wonderful Tea-Kettle. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, 10 Hiyoshicho, n. d.; ca. 1900 - 1912;
SOLD 56 James, Mrs. T. H. The Wooden Bowl. Tokyo: The Kobunsha, 2 Minami Saegicho; printed by the Kobunsha, Tokyo;
SOLD 57 Jamison, Mrs. C. V. /Reginald Birch, illustrator. Toinette's Philip. New York: The Century Company, 1898/1893
58 (Japanese Fairy Tales). The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, 38 Yotsuya Hommura, "publisher and art printer", 1903 - 1911, Japanese Fairy Tale Series #4, woodblock crepe paper soft cover, two silk ties, 4 1/8" x 6"; np.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, covers faded and darkening, bottom tie half pulled. 14268 $135.00
59 La Fontaine. Fables Choisies. Los Angeles, California: Chester Troan, 1928, Privately Printed for William Andrews Clark, Jr., 59/100 copies, reproduced from an edition printed in Bouillon, Belgium in 1776, with plates by Bertin and Savart; ornamental borders surrounding each plate by Clara Ortiz Troan; avant propos by Georges Jomier; grey blue boards with black leather spine, gold title and 1928, grey leaf patterned endpapers; 8.5x11.5 inches; np. A lovely private printing: Le Cigale et la Fourmi, Le Corbeau et le Renard, La Grenouille qui se vert faire aussi grosse que le Boeuf, Le Loup et le Chien, Le Rat de Ville et le Rat des Champs, La Mort et le Bucheron.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, in clear archival mylar, leather is rubbed on front joint and at spine foot for about a half inch, else clean, tight, as new 6386 $55.00
60 La Fontaine. (Deliere, illustrator) /Deliere, illustrator. The Fables of La Fontaine. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884, 1st printing American thus, Limited Edition #125/250; white quarter vellum with three gilt animal vignettes, green cloth with stamped gilt birds lifting turtle above brown landscape; 8x10.75"; frontis plus 24 fine steel cut plates with tissue guards, vii + 304 pp. includes Preface, Life of La Fontaine, and Index. Reproduction of the translations of Robert Thomson Paris, 1806 with very beautiful deep etchings original to this edition. .
CONDITION: Very Good; attractive period plate on front endpaper and small, fine, 1883 Christmas inscription on top of title page; white leather spine quite darkened; gilt clear, not bright, on spine but bright on board; extrems lightly bumped and rubbed; tiny dark spot near board edge, and evenly&lightly foxed eps, otherwise fine interior. 14318 $300.00
SOLD 61 Lathbury, Mary. /ML, illustrator. Ring-a-Round-a-Rosy, a dozen little girls. New York: Worthington Co. 747 Broadway, (1885)
62 Lucas, E. V. ed. /F. D. Bedford, illustrator. Forgotten Tales of Long Ago.London: Wells, Gardner, Darton&Co Ltd., New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, 1906, 1st printing, colophon on verso of half title page; ivory cloth boards, with early 19th c girl and boy standing at the gates to a golden door; cream, brown and orange, gilt titles and decorated spine, frontis and decorated title page are finely coloured; monochrome illustrations, full page and in text; "superfine" paper; large 8vo; gilt top edge; 425 pp. A companion volume to his "Old-Fashioned Tales" (1905). Twenty stories from early writers for children 1790 to 1830, intended to be representative. Lady Anne, the longest story in the book, is a lovely riches to rags to riches tale that shows the lives of the poor in the early 19th c. Charming illustrations: Lucas says, "Mr. Bedford is one of those rare artists who read a story first."
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, upper spine and back corner bumped, some light foxing on board margins, small tape stains on free front endpaper. Nice plates, frontis tissue guard unwrinkled. Text is straight, tight, and with interior paper darkening a little but flat and clean. Judging by the ad for the Taylors' poems, the price was probably 6s. 18847 $110.00
63 Malot, Hector. /Thelma Gooch, illustrator. Nobody's Girl. New York: Cupples, 1922, 1st printing thus. "En Famille".
CONDITION: Very Good with Very Good jacket; no names, slight lean, fade spots on spine, plate perfect, in browning jacket w 1" closed tear on back. 7614 $55.00
64 Mother Goose. (anon). 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 rhymes; 100 pages, ending with Wee Willie Winkie, 4.75x5.74 inches 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 with the Goose Family history. CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; quote from Julia Ward Howe and gift inscription, Boston 1927 , on endpaper, all extrems bumped and corners rubbed, otherwise very tight, flat, and clean; in edgeworn jacket with all edges rubbed, 2 1" closed tears, overall light even soil. 18955 $45.00
SOLD 65 Mother Goose. Baby's Opera, a book of old rhymes with new dresses. London and NY: Warne, nd ;
66 Mother Goose - Lang, Andrew, editor. /Leslie Brooke, illustrator. The Nursery Rhyme Book. London: Frederick Warne&Co., 1897, no other date; publisher's original colour boards with tan cloth spine with gilt spine titles and green spine design; pictorial paper pastedown illustration of nanny seated in chair reading to 3 children at her feet with yellow/beige wallpaper pattern behind. A real treasure, with many rhymes interpreted by the artist in his genial, ironic way. Chapters are: Historical; Literal&Scholastic; Tales; Proverbs; Songs; Riddles&Paradoxes; Charms&Lullabies: Gaffers&Gammers; Games; Jingles; Love&Matrimony; Natural History; Accumulative Stories; Relics; with notes, indices.
CONDITION: Good; no names, slant, wear and bumps to extremities, spine faded; about 40 pages lightly foxed all over. 14911 $135.00
67 Olfers, Sibylle von, English text by Helen Dean Fish. /SvO, illustrator. When the Root Children Wake Up.New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, A Stokes book, n. d. New Edition (1941) manufactured in US; in English; trade binding; red boards with large pasted on plate of root children playing in the tall grass, peach endpapers with dark green silhouette of children in parade; in peach jacket identical to endpapers, with copy on front flap, blank rear flap; 9x12", np. A nice copy of the later American edition with full colour illustrations of the little Root Children at work and play.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names; tight and fresh with perfect paste on plate and slight bumps to extremities, endpapers and pages unwrinkled, clean and unmarked, in jacket with light edgewear all around, little chips on extrems, 3 closed tears to half inch, peach colour faded although not silhouettes, spine quite rubbed; unclipped 2.00 19011 $70.00
68 Perrault, Charles. Les Contes des Fees Illustres.Paris: Librairie de Theodore Lefevre et Cie, Emile Guerin, Editeur, Rue des Poitevins, Imprimerie Crete, Corbeil, [ca 1895]; pure red cloth boards with elaborate fine gilt and black stamped tracery (not orange as in pictures) on top board and spine, black stamped design on back, dark grey endpapers, 7 tissue guarded coloured gravures including frontis, 9x14.5cm; 207 pp + introduction.
A simply beautiful little gift book, containing la Belle au bois dormant; le Petit chaperon rouge, la Barbe-bleu, le Maitre chat, les Fees, Cendrillon, Riquet a la houppe, le Petit Poucet, Peau d'ane, les Souhaits ridicules, l'Adroite Princess.
CONDITION: Very Good; attractive 1917 gift inscription and fine, neat owner stamped plate on half title; the boards and spine are unusually bright and clean, corners straight, with two half inch tears to back spine crease, pages and plates in perfect condition, frontis tissue guard torn across and one tissue guard missing; the book barely opened. 19074 $75.00
69 Perrault, Charles, Mme d'Auloy, Anthony Hamilton. /Edmund Dulac, illustrator. A Fairy Garland, being Fairy Tales From the Old French.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, "First Published 1929, 1st printing US trade edition (Hughey 74b); blue cloth with gilt titles,12 colour plates by Dulac, present, as issued; 7.2x9.6", 251 pp. A poem and eight tales, most by Perrault and d'Aulnoy, including Puss in Boots, , Green Dragon, Fortunata, May blossom, with lovely paintings set in impressed frames.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; birthday inscription, corners bumped and worn to about 1/4"; spine ends rubbed, opens freely, else very clean and solid; clear mylar jacket. 18866 $95.00
70 Pestalozzi, Heinrich Johann /Richard Nitsch, illustrator. Das Kind in Lied und Bild.Berlin: Otto Wernthal, ; golden brown cloth boards, green cloth spine, brown titles, with a large paste-on T shaped plate with illustration of a haunting little girl in a red dress standing in a blossoming orchard; grey floral art nouveau design endpapers, 12 songs, each with half-title, lyrics facing illustrated words and music on pages with blank backs, 8 coloured, 4 black and white; 55 pages. (In German) A beautiful collection of the songs of the Swiss educator illustrated by a German artist. Uncommon.
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names, boards and spine very flecked and rubbed, quite soiled on back board, all edges worn to card, front hinge paper cracked but binding sturdy, pages unwrinkled but very soiled in margins, some more than others, coloured drawings bright and clean. 19059 $175.00
SOLD 71 Pyle, Howard. /HP, illustrator. The Garden Behind the Moon; the Real Story of the Moon Angel. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923/1895, 1st printing this edition;
72 Pyle, Howard. /HP, illustrator. The Story of King Arthur and his Knights. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903/1903, 1st printing; brown cloth with black cartouche w red shield and gilt griffin, red, gilt decorated spine; brown endpapers, frontis, head, tail pieces and full page illustrations/title for each chapter; 7x9.5"; 313pp.
CONDITION: Good Plus; 1903 gift inscription on flyleaf; gilt and colour bright on top board, spine sunned but very legible, spine ends and bottom edge rubbed, rep edge scuffed, front hinges have been nicely repaired but still opens freely, clean, unwrinkled, and bright inside. 18912 $80.00
73 Rabier, Benjamin. /BR, illustrator. Les Tribulations d'un Chat. Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov, 1907. Clothbacked full coloured green boards with cat; 12.5x9.5 inches; 64 pp. Cartoon-like adventures of cat, with many drawings, half in colour.
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names, all edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers badly chipped in rear, spine soiled, bumped, and cracked two inches at bottom front, interior nice. 13735 $95.00
75 Seegmiller, Wilhelmina. /Ruth Mary Hallock.Little Rhymes for Little Readers.Chicago: Rand McNally Co, 1903; tan cloth stamped with large girl and boy with tulips in blue and black; white endpapers with green designed borders of reading children; 9x11.7 inches, 80 pp. Nicely illustrated on every page, monochrome illustrations and marginalia.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no name, tight, bright and clean, black stamping very little rubbed; inside margin soil on a few pages, 2" closed tear on p 31, 1" on p 33, thus grade. 19165 $45.00
76 Shaw, Flora L. /George Varian, illustrator. Castle Blair, a story of youthful days.Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885/ 1878, a later printing of the original US Roberts Brothers edition, red cloth with gilt titles and black stamped bands of flowers on front; steel engraved taupe endpapers, pulp paper, small 8vo; 308 pp. A large unruly family in an Irish castle and their run-ins with the estate agent. Well ahead of its time in the breadth of its setting. A funny book.
CONDITION: Very Good; Merry Christmas, from George Drake on flyleaf, his name is written on endpaper at a later age; small spot on front board, large spot on bottom of back, spine and paper darkening, a tight book with clean flat pages and bright boards. 18893 $85.00
77 Sherwood, Mrs. (Mary Martha).Think Before You Act. Philadelphia: Geo. S. Appleton, 164 Chestnut Street; New York: D Appleton&Co. 200 Broadway, 1850 on title page; white decorated cloth boards with gilt titles, a delicate filigree of gilt, navy blue, orange-red, maroon, and light green, on both front, back, and spine; plain endpapers, pulp paper, with frontis and little woodcut illustrations in text; 4.5x5.75"; 64 pp followed by a 16 pp "Catalogue of Illustrated and Entertaining Juvenile Works", published by George Appleton, etc. Children ask their grandfather for a true story to while away the six hours their mother must be gone. He leads them to think about truth in history as he tells them the story of the Welsh King Llewelyn and of Robinson Crusoe. This must have made an elegant little present for Mary Alice Caroline Krumbhaar from Aunt Helen.
CONDITION: Good Plus; 1849 gift inscription as noted, elegant board colours somewhat rubbed and spine quite rubbed and worn at ends, extremities bumped and worn, front matter foxed, paper quite dark but flat and clean. 18865 $35.00
80 Veillet-Addison, Charles. /Emile Poissonnie, illustrator.Tableaux Auxiliaires Delmas pour l'enseignement pratique des langues vivantes par l'Image et la Methode directe. 1er Cahier. Tableaux 1 a 6. Anglais. Bordeaux: Delmas Editeur, (conforme aux Programmes de Mai 1902), tan card softcover with fine border, inside are six intricate pictures with numbered items, each with accompanying vocabulary lists; oblong, 35x24cm; 12.5x9.4 inches. Very charming detailed pictures of French turn of the century life: #1. L'Ecole, le Lycee, la Classe, Les Nombres; #2. La Recreation, les Jeux, le Corps humain, #3. L'Enfance (Le Bapteme), La Jeunesse (La Fete publique, #4. L'Age mur (Un repas de noce). La Vieillesse (Une visite au Grand-Pere) , #5 La Maison exterieure, les Ouvriers, les Outils, #6 La Maison interieure, les Meubles. Students could keep this book (cahier) at home to review vocabulary. It was also published as separate posters.
CONDITION: Fair; no names, quite foxed, spine rubbed and separating, corners worn; all pages present but some detached. 19160 $26.00
81 Warren, Carro Francis. /H. Boylston Dummer, illustrator. Little Danny Dandelion. Boston: C. M. Clark Publishing, (1910) published prior to subsequent title in series; teal cloth with yellow and dark green stamping including Danny's face surrounded by his petals; frontis tissue, 5 colour plates, present as issued, including center 2 page spread of flowers and 9 black on ivory plates; 5.25x7.5"; 107 pp + 4 page catalogue of series. Fourth of the Garden Series of six titles about personified flowers.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, clean and unmarked, narrow 1/2" lighter spot in blue cloth on darkened spine. 18863 $30.00
82 Wood, Lawson. /LW, illustrator. The Box of "Mrs. Books"&The Hamper of "Mr. Books": Two boxes of six books each, sold together. London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., nd.; two boxes, each with six booklets, 4x4" stories with a colored picture on each spread, 712.945 or 742.941 on inside back pages; each booklet with three coloured illustrations and col. cover and title, plus a two page spread, the rest in black and red. Quite rare to find both boxes together: Mrs. Purr, Mrs. Nibble, Mrs. Cackle, Mrs. Bear, Mrs. Polly, Mrs. Waddle; Mr. Quack, Mr. Grunt. Mr. Prickles, Mr. Pup, Mr. Trunk, Mr. Fox.
CONDITION: Very Good sturdy boxes with slight rubs to corners; Very Good booklets, no names, a little yellowing on covers, and bumped on bottom corners, interiors flat, bright, and clean. 14255 $425.00
83 Yonge, C. M. (Charlotte Yonge.) /Ray C. Strang and Hazel Ives, illustrator. The Chaplet of Pearls or The White and Black Ribaumont.Boston: L. C. Page and Co, 1926/1868, 1st printing thus; edited and condensed by R. D. Chamberlin, red cloth with decorative gilt titles, borders, and knights, white castle against blue sky, gilt title on spine with shield, Strang frontis with tissue guard, six monochrome plates by Ives; 8vo; 300 pp + 6 pp Page catalogue. A romance of 16th century France.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, cover gilt and colour bright; tight, extremities faded and very slightly bumped, top page edge bumped, edges and creases somewhat rubbed, child's erased notes with "1932" on fixed front endpaper. otherwise very nice, with clean, flat pages. 18859 $22.00
This is the end of Part A of catalogue 21.
Part B contains midcentury books, both juvenile and picture books.
Part C contains modern juveniles.
Part D contains modern picture books.