84 ABC. (anon.)
USA: Peggy Cloth-Books, "copyright 1945 Made in USA", on back; "Peggy Cloth-Books, inc CORP 1945 on "verso", no other publishers mentioned, "Peggy Book Number 1" (on spine), a very early Peggy book, three doubled fine muslin sheets, folded and sewn, making 12 pages, pinked edges, 9x7". Three seals on a stage hold up the ABC, inside most pages have humorous drawings for each letter, two to a page. With contemporary article on this book by Workbook magazine Vol. 16, No. 8, May 1951 laid in, at which point the publisher is still listed as "Peggy Cloth-Books, Inc". (Platt and Munk published these in the 60's) A piece of Americana in lovely condition.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus (VG+); no names, appears unwashed, pleasantly toned, light crease on front, crisp pinked edges intact and corners sharp, pale stain on first interior page, otherwise very nice. (In jpg, previous pages show through) 19017
SOLD 85 ABC. (Falls, C. B.). /C. B. Falls, illustrator. Falls ABC Book. Designed and cut on wood. Garden City, NY;
SOLD 89 Andersen, Hans/Edmund Dulac, illustrator. Stories from Hans Andersen. New York: George H. Doran Company, nd., [1923, Hughey];
90 Anderson, C. W. /CWA, illustrator. Blaze and the Forest Fire. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1948/1938, 10th printing. Orange clothlike boards, 7.8x10", orange jacket with large fine pencil portrait of Blaze's head; ca. 54 pp Fire! Billy and his pony race to warn the countryside. Full drawings of Blaze and Billy on every spread, with print quality that has dulled a little over time, still a gorgeous copy of this horse book.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus with Good jacket; no names, very light rubbing on bottom board edges; in jacket with very heavy edgewear for 3/4 inch all around but with text and Blaze bright and unaffected; clipped but stamped 1.50; one title on back flap stamped. 16692 $65.00
93 anon/Kate Wolff, illustrator. Illuminated Pictures.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Artists and Writer's Guild, A Book by Pere Castor, #3707, 1935/1934 (Flammarion, Paris); Thin paper boards, in yellow with black silhouettes against vivid backgrounds, pocket on endpaper containing about 20 pieces of tissue; card pages with silhouettes; 8.25x8.2. An introduction tells children various ways they can use the tissue to create stained class effects behind the silhouettes. Beautiful designs.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, tiny tips on 3 corners rubbed to card, (1/32"), tiny light rubs in a few places along front edge, spine ends very nice. Essentially as new. The paper has probably never been removed, so that the circle of the pocket has left an impression on it, if that constitutes a flaw! A lovely copy. 19037 $350.00
94 anon. /Nina Jordan, illustrator. What the Wee Bear Did. Whitman Publishing Co. (co. 1930) No. 678, an accordion (panorama) board book, comprised of six oblong 6x4.75" panels with illustrations on each side, thus 10 interior pages and two "covers"; on each "page" full colour plate of Wee Bear in his red jacket, the illustration bordered in blue with light blue bear drawings; the boards are joined with brown cloth which covers the red side strip, on one side except for center join with cloth on both sides; board edges stained red. Wee Bear just can't keep from giving everything a little taste!
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, top cover is lightly foxed and rubbed, and back cover is less so, with tiny indentation on date; wear to cover corners about 1/8"; edges clean, not scuffed; though a bit rubbed at "spine" ends, the cloth strips are sturdy and hold the panorama boards straight. 19021 $425.00
SOLD 95 Bishop, Claire Huchet. /Kurt Wiese, illustrator. Five Chinese Brothers. Coward-McCann, (1938) 26th impression.
96 Boyle, Kay. /Ronni Solbert, illustrator. The Youngest Camel. New York: Harper, 1939/1959; "Reconsidered and Rewritten" ; 95 pp. A young camel's dreamlike rite of passage, in which, under the watchful eye of the great white leader camel, his singleness of purpose and loyalty is tested by dangers of the great desert. By the well-known San Francisco writer.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; no names, in dw with two one and one-half inch tears, edgewear. 6369 $12.00
97 Bromhall, Winifred. /WB, illustrator. Johanna Arrives. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1941) first or early printing; red boards, pink endpapers with red children skating and a blue sky, in pink jacket with red and blue illustration of Johanna and her doll on a deck looking at the New York skyline; 7x8.75 inches; 58 pp. .
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Good Plus jacket; no names, extrems sl bumped and tiny stain on edge of paste down endpaper, otherwise bright, clean, unwrinkled and unmarked, in darkening jacket with light edgewear all around, 3/4" chip at top of spine, spot on back; unclipped 1.25. 18922 $28.00
SOLD 98 Bronson, Wilfrid S. /WSB, illustrator. The Chisel-Tooth Tribe. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1939, 1st printing.
99 Brooks, Walter. /Kurt Wiese, illustrator. More To and Again (Freddy Goes to the North Pole, later title) New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943/1930, 3rd printing; red cloth boards with blue rooster and titles, yellow endpapers, brown top edge, 24 drawings in text; 8vo; 197 pp. The second book in the Freddy series, in which the animals form a company, Barnyard Tours. Led by clever Freddy, they endure a dangerous voyage to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Front flap laid in.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; 1946 owner inscription; light bumps and rubs to extrems, raindrop spots on top board, a few page tips bent. 17735 $35.00
SOLD 100 Brooks, Walter. /Adolfo Best-Maugard, illustrator. To And Again. (Freddy Goes to Florida later title) New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1927)
101 Caumery, M.-L. /d'apres J. Pinchon, illustrator. Becassine Nourrice. Paris: Editions Gautier-Languereau, 18, Rue Jacob, 1949/1924; with red spine and paper boards illustrated all around with large paintings of Becassine holding babies; plain endpapers, 9x12.5 inches; 64 pp. (In French) .
CONDITION: Disbound, otherwise nice with bright boards,no names, bumps to extrems, split in spine cloth, no interior marks, but quite brown. 19056 $25.00
102 Caumery, M.-L. /J. Pinchon, illustrator. Les Bonnes Idees de Becassine. Paris: Editions Gautier-Languereau, 18, Rue Jacob, Edition de la Semaine de Suzette, 1930/1926; grey paper boards with red spine with large painting of Becassine running through the streets with her umbrella; endpapers with green landscape pattern, 9x12.5 inches; 64 pp. (In French) .
CONDITION: Very Good; child's pencil name; no names, binding tight, board edges worn to white and corners worn through, spine faded with headbands bumped, back rubbed, interior very clean and unwrinkled. 19060 $70.00
103 Clark, Denis. /C. Gifford Ambler, illustrator. Black Lightning. New York: Viking, 1963/1954  4th printing; yellow cloth boards in yellow jacket with black panther on a rock, 8vo; 144 pp. An interesting naturalistic story of a leopard and his family which incorporates atmosphere of the jungles, the ruins, and the villages of Ceylon/Sri Lanka; with a gentle monk as the main human character.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; book plate with crossout; yellow jacket has light soil and top edgewear; unclipped 3.50. 14671 $20.00
104 Crary, Mary. /Edmund Dulac, illustrator. Daughters of the Stars. London: Hatchard&Co., 1939, 1st printing trade, Surrey Fine Art Press; grey blindstamped boards with foliage, lyre and 1939 Roman Numeral date, leather spine title plate, trimmed on top edge only, 8.25x10.25"; 190 pp Written by the daughter of a NY socialite, and designed by Dulac. In view of the war this book was rushed out with only two plates completed. According to Hughey, this would be an issue sold in NY at Brentanos, although lacking "All Rights Reserved".
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, stray 1/2" pencil mark on front board, top corners bumped, bottom corners and spine rubbed on one corner to card, spine plate a little rubbed but not worn on edge. 14115 $35.00
105 Crowell, Pers. /PC, illustrator. Beau Dare, American Saddle Colt. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1946; 1st printing nap; tan cloth heavy boards with cut-out outline color plate of mare and colt set in on front, plain mauve on back, green endpapers with design of little horses, in white jacket with full colour colt in landscape; 11x9" oblong, 57 pp. The life of an imaginary American Saddle horse colt, with details of his care and training in narrative form. Brown illustrations in text and many full page and colored illustrations. Far fewer picture books exist on saddle horses. SIGNED by author/illustrator..
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, cover plate is bright, white jacket toning a little with minor edgewear all around; unclipped 4.00. 14701 $85.00
106 Curtis, Alice B. /Grace Paull, illustrator. Winter on the Prairie. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1945, 1st printing; cherry red cloth binding; endpapers with landscape of little farms at night in the snowy hills, colored frontis/title page spread with Gwen and Lynnie racing down a steep hill on their sled, many full page illustrations an drawings in text; in jacket identical to frontis/title page, 6.5x9"; 164 pp. Drawn from the author's childhood on the Iowa prairie and a sequel to Children of the Prairie. Gwen and Lynnie's family live, not on the raw frontier, but in a settlement that still has its dangers. Interesting details of pioneer life.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good clipped jacket; no owner names, headbands bumped but otherwise very nice, in jacket with edgewear and rubs, wear to spine ends, half inch chip, 1.5x0.75" chip affecting title, 3 other tears to half inch. 18911 $90.00
107 Czukowski, K, (tlumacxyt Broniewski, Wladyslaw,) /Olga Siemaszkowa, illustrator. Bajki. Krakow: Czytelnik, 1947/1947 1st printing thus; #229, pink boards with a little man raising a tree umbrella/merry-go-round with animals in little chairs hanging from the spokes; full page colored lithos, 8 single pages, 4 spreads; 8vo; 69 pages. (In Polish) Eight long poems for children, illustrated with fanciful animals and insects. By the author/illustrator pair who did Dla Dzieci for Czytelnik in 1955. 19066
CONDITION; Good; no names, tight binding, but thin, rubbed, finely scratched boards are soft and flexible, extrems bumped and worn, edges worn to white, not card; recent sticker pull tear to upper right corner. $80.00
108 Dawson, Mitchell. /Kurt Wiese, illustrator. The Magic Firecrackers. New York: Viking, 1949, 1st printing; yellow cloth boards, pictorial endpapers, with a procession of Chinese people and Uncle Dick coming down an American farm road; 8vo; 192 pp. .
CONDITION: Very Good in Good Minus jacket; no names; 1/4" slant, boards, endpapers, and pages all flat and clean; in jacket with heavy wear to creases and edges to 3/8" , 2" flap on spine attached to bottom front, soiled back; unclipped 2.50 18918 $110.00
109 de Beaucorps, A. et P. Heinrich /J. Ferrand, illustrator. Histoire de France en Images. Paris: Librairie de L'Arc, 32, Avenue Marceau, (1936); blue cloth spine, blue paper boards, white paste-on plate with eight tiny pictures from French history; 7.5x9.4", 18.7x23.9 cm; 62 pp. (In French) Bright little pictures with accompanying text cover from the first men to the Third Republic.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, corner tips rubbed and edges rubbed in places, back board rubbed and lightly scratched, paper on paste-on , endpapers, and margins, browning, very clean, no wrinkles, appears unread. 19064 $75.00
110 Derman, Sarah. /Dorcas, illustrator. The Snowman Who Wanted to Stay. Racine, WI: Whitman A Fuzzy Wuzzy Book, (1948) latest book listed is 1948; blue paper boards with snowman, blue endpapers with snowman in different poses; in jacket identical to boards; 8x11.25 inches; 27 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; owner name on verso of front endpaper, wear to spine ends and on top and bottom edges, clean, unwrinkled, very fuzzy inside and out; in darkening jacket with rubbed creases, corners; light edgewear all around, 2" closed tear and 3/4" strip creased/missing from back. 18940 $35.00
111 Dickens, Charles/ Samuel McChord Crothers, reteller. /Jessie Willcox Smith. The Children of Dickens. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Scribner Illustrated classics; 1928/1925, 1st; black cloth with full colour plate of Tiny Tim and his father entering the house, coloured top edge; in tan jacket with pasted on plate identical to boards; illustrated endpapers by Euphame Mallison, 10 coloured plates by Willcox Smith including tissue guarded frontis, and copy of cover plate, as issued; 7x9, 259 pp. Very much retold by Crothers with introductory chapters on London and on Dickens himself. Lovely illustrations.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names or book plates, generally very tight, straight, and clean, spine gilt very bright, plate perfect; nick in bottom edge, one corner slightly bumped, top faded with half inch stray mark; in jacket with light edgewear, 3/8 inch chips to corners, front plate slightly rubbed; unclipped 2.50. "Too large for flat rate. Additional postage required for priority or international. 19113 $110.00
SOLD 112 Donahey, William. /WD, illustrator. Teenie Weenie Neighbors. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Whittlesey House, (1945).
SOLD 113 Donahey, William. /WD, illustrator. Teenie Weenie Town. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Whittlesey House, (1942), 6th printing
SOLD 114 Estes, Eleanor. /Louis Slobodkin, illustrator. The Hundred Dresses. New York: Harcourt 1947/1944.
115 Farjeon, Eleanor. /T. Stoney, illustrator. Dark World of Animals. London: Sylvan Press, 1945, 1st printing published; grey cloth boards, gilt vignette, heavy grey paper with black woodcuts; oblong, 11.2x8.75; 32 pp. "With animals we are able to share a common misunderstanding; with insects we share nothing." Little essays by Farjeon about animals. With beautiful wood engravings.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names, extrems bumped, a little worn; boards darkened along margins, cover slightly bowed, interior nice. 14400 $7.00
116 Foster, Elizabeth. /Phillis N. Coté, illustrator. Gigi in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1946/1946, 1st printing. sd.; tan boards with green titles, endpaper spread of children in the park and the merry-go-round in the distance; full illustrations and in text throughout; red and white striped jacket with Gigi carrying Lili on his back, 7.2x9.5 inches; 124 pp. Further Adventures of a Merry-Go-Round Horse, nicely illustrated. By misadventure, Gigi can no longer send letters to Lili, who has also come to America.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good clipped jacket; no names, opens freely, very clean; in jacket with edgewear to 1/2" all along top, 1" narrow pull tear affects author's name . 18831 $25.00
117 Gabe, Dora /George Atanasov. Lyulchitsa (Biela Lyulchitsa). (Children's poetry) Sofiya, Bulgaria: T. F. Chipev, 1933, presumed first, a very well bound board book of 10 matte finished boards, including top and bottom covers, with red cloth spine cover; delightful intricately coloured folk illustrations and decorated capitals on each page, 16.7x19.3cm; 6.5x7.5", (In Bulgarian) Wonderful artwork. These are six line poems by the Bulgarian writer, poet, and critic Dora Gabe, (1886 - 1983). Each poem is illustrated with a rural domestic child scene, two children chat with a ladybug, a boy picks flowers in the woods, a mother plays pat-a-cake with her baby, a family gathers proudly around the pumpkin they have grown. The decorated letters are beautiful as is the traditional dress.
CONDITION: Very Good; paper has toned on boards, colours still glow, no names but faint small words "Russian" on top board and "Bulgarian" on copyright page, slight wear to top and bottom of spine cloth, 1" tear in spine the only real flaw, binding secure. Board pages light with bright clear colours. Additional photos available. 18856 $85.00
118 Godden, Rumer. /Dana Saintsbury, illustrator. The Dolls' House. New York: Viking, 1948/1947, 1st printing (US), same date; 4 coloured plates; 8vo.;125 pp. The author's first book for children, now a classic.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, a lovely book, in a darkening jacket with minor edgewear all around and a few tiny chips; unclipped 2.50. 18884 $135.00
119 Godden, Rumer. /Dana Saintsbury, illustrator. The Dolls' House. London: Michael Joseph 1947, true 1st printing; blue endpapers with pattern of wooden doll, and, perhaps, tree; 4 coloured plates; 8vo;125 pp. CONDITION: Very Good without jacket, no names, fading on board edges and spine with very clean cloth and silver doll, bright, light foxing to edges, a couple of foxing spots inside, clean, straight, and unwrinkled. 18898 $32.00
120 Gray, Elizabeth. (Vining) /Robert Lawson, illustrator. Adam of the Road. New York: Viking, 1942, 1st printing (same date, 1st printing published); green cloth boards with stamped E. J. Gray black and gold Newbery medal, map endpapers, top edge green, in full colour jacket with Adam and dog walking along, tall 8vo; 317 pp. Adam searches far and wide for his minstrel father and his dog. A fresh and colourful picture of the road in 13th c. England with full page illustrations by Lawson introducing each chapter; a pictorial map of Adam's wanderings on endpapers.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, a lovely copy, in jacket with very light edgewear all around, wrinkles at spine top 3/8"; unclipped 2.00. 14565 $150.00
121 Harte, Bret. /Kate Greenaway, illustrator. Queen of the Pirate Isle. New York: Frederick Warne, 1931 reissue; beige boards with green lined border and full colour paste on plate, green edges all around, frontis plus 27 coloured illustrations, in off white dustjacket with different illustration; 6.5 x 8.75" Greenaway's lyrical group of children in a rather barren landscape turn out to be illustrations for an amusing story of runaway would-be child pirates in the gold country of California.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Minus jacket; no names, a lovely copy in an evenly soiled, lightly edgeworn jacket with 1" missing from spine foot; three closed tears: 2 one inch tears on back and one three quarter inch on front, unclipped $1.50. 14270 $100.00
122 Huffard, Grace Thompson et al. /Willy Pogany, illustrator. My Poetry Book. Chicago: Winston, 1952/1934; red cloth boards; plain endpapers; full illustrations and illustrations in text, 8 coloured plates as issued, incld frontis; 8vo; 504 pp. Not Junior L. G.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, corner tips and spine ends bumped and worn through; 8 plates in nice condition. 19186 $14.00
SOLD 123 James, Will. /WJ, illustrator. Smoky. New York: Scribner's 1929/1926, 1st printing thus illus.,
124 Johl, Janet. /Rosalie L. Lane, illustrator. Wilhelmina, a Little Dutch Girl. New York: Greystone Press, 1942/1941; blue cloth boards, yellow, grey and blue Dutch girl with yellow tulip design, 7x10.25, in cream jacket with endpaper illustration on front and title list on back; 119 pp, Glossary. A very good little girl helps her family, in a period setting in the Netherlands. Many details of Dutch life, and nice flat, bright-coloured lithos of interiors and of the children in traditional dress.
CONDITION: Very Good with Very Good jacket; no names, boards faded beneath jacket chip, otherwise a nice copy, in very darkened jacket with one inch chip and 1/4" strip from top section and both spine ends, smaller chips from extremities; unclipped 1.50. 13889 $32.00
125 Joyce, Robert. /RJ, illustrator. The Stray Child. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1934 stated first; wire spiral binding, yellow, green and cream boards with Robert and the three cats; "endpaper" design with cat and boy portraits in checkerboard; 10x7.75 inches; 38 pp. William, Eugene, and Pansy Face, little child cats, find a little lost boy, take him home, and make a pet of him. A strange little story about the meaning of having pets. 18959
CONDITION: Near Fine, no names, darkening a little, no other flaws. $135.00
126 Kassil, Leo. The Land of Shvambrania. New York: The Viking Press, 1935/1932, 1st printing US indicated, though no blindstamp or stained top edge; translated from the Russian by Sylvia Glass and Norbert Guterman; blue green cloth boards, in red and blue jacket with coat of arms; 8vo; 14 pg front matter + 289 pp. Drawn from an elaborate game the author and his brother play over several years, which terminated abruptly on the eve of the Russian Revolution. A Novel with Maps, Coat of Arms, and a Flag. ...."But this is not the kernel of the nut. Our game reflected reality, everything which was at that time set our boyish brains on fire: the war, false heroism, bourgeois ideals of valour, our monstrous education, the Revolution"....
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good Plus jacket; no names, clean and straight; in rubbed, darkening jacket with moderate edgewear all around but little loss of paper; unclipped 2.00. 18840 $65.00
127 King, Dorothy N. /DNK, illustrator. Catch the Dogs. (Puppy Play House) New York: William Morrow, 1946, 1st printing of this book; in paper boards with all around painting of dogs escaping from a pet shop and running along a street; not spiral bound; map fixed endpapers and no free endpapers as issued, six card dogs are stored in the Firehouse and fit in their dog beds; in jacket identical to boards; oblong 9.25x6.4 inches; np. This is the original version of the Polygraphic Company's Puppy Play House in a binding very liable to damage.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; a lovely copy; no names, a little foxing, all dogs in unusually nice shape; beds and firehouse with no tears, a little spine end rubbing; as always, pages rumpled from the thickness of the dogs; in jacket with ½" closed tear; unclipped 1.50. 19051 $275.00
128 King, Dorothy N. /DNK, illustrator. Fix the Toys. Copyright Dorothy K Werblow, (1950), no place mentioned; spiral bound with picture of a Toy shop window on front; with six doll heads which fit on their bodies; oblong 9.25x7.25"; np; in red printed card sleeve. Lots of fun to be had switching the heads into the wrong bodies, I remember it well!
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, very clean boards with a little bump on the bottom, doll body pages show reading wrinkles, tears on insert holes to 1/4"; toy crate page wrinkled, pasted-on crate flat. 19052 $40.00
129 King, Dorothy N. /DNK, illustrator. Take the Children. New York: William Morrow, 1945 1st printing of this book; in paper boards with painting of children waving from the SS Homeland and a blue back; not spiral bound as with later printing; sad sun on front endpaper and happy sun on rear endpaper with no free endpapers as issued, doubled pages; six card children are stored on the deck and can be fit in their homeland pages; in a jacket identical to boards; oblong 9.25x6.75 inches; np. In a pretty realistic story, six children lose their name tags on their trip back to their homelands on an ocean liner, and they need the reader's help in getting home.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, bright, clean boards with rubs to extremities, all nice and clean inside, with three of the children showing creases on their necks and 1/16" tears to the sides of their slots; in jacket with light edgewear all around, more on spine top, 2" tear on crease; unclipped 1.50. 19053 $125.00
130 Kiviat, Esther. /Harold Price, illustrator. Paji. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1946, 1st printing; in jacket with Paji against a background of deep green jungle leaves; small quarto, 56 pp. Paji ran away from his elephant carving job at his uncle's Big Cheap Elephant Factory. He and his dreamy bullock friend Push-ba hid in an ancient dagoba and there Paji made beautiful carvings, each different. A charming story in fluid three colour lithos.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, clean and tight, slight bumps to spine extremities, crisp jacket with tiny chips to extrems, 1.5 inch closed tear, rubs on spine; unclipped 2.00. 18928 $25.00
131 Kunhardt, Dorothy /Kurt Wiese, illustrator. Little Ones. New York: Viking, 1935/1935, stated 1st printing red cloth boards, mother and baby bird drawing on endpaper spread, in jacket with drawings of little ones, a baby and farm animals, and brown back; 8.2x10.2 inches; 79 pp. Beautiful lithographs for each of the eleven baby stories, told in unrhymed verse.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good clipped jacket; neat adult name, straight and clean, with some darkening to edges and a little bump to spine foot, in jacket with top edgewear, up to a quarter inch on the spine, half inch crease tear. 18981 $95.00
132 La Fontaine. /Nathalie Parain, illustrator. 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.
CONDITION: Very Good; 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. 17593 $375
SOLD 133 Lawson, Robert. /RL, illustrator. I Discover Columbus. Boston: Little, Brown Co, 1941 1st printing;
134 Leaf, Munro. /ML, illustrator. Fly Away Watchbird! New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1941/1941, 1st printing thus, blue cloth boards, with little watchbird on fixed endpaper, then title page; 9.4x12.5 inches; 28 pp. More cautionary watchbird stories, the Full-Mouth, the Pouter, the Flitter, the Won't Try.... When the children have overcome these little faults, the watchbirds will fly away.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; 1941 gift inscription on title page, board edges and spine faded, four very small flecked/light areas, extrems show rubbed cloth, not card; printed coloured bookplate covering watchbird on fixed endpaper; very clean, light, and unwrinkled. 18979 $200.00
135 Leaf, Munro. /ML, illustrator. More Watchbirds. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940, 2nd impression; green cloth binding with black titles; inside pastedown with happy Watchbird, illustrated in red and black; 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.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, clean boards with one narrow 1" stained area on spine, bumped extrems, (top front corner for half inch), corners and spine ends rubbed and faded; opens freely, very clean, but wrinkled pages. 18946 $75.00
136 Leaf, Munro. /ML, illustrator. Robert Francis Weatherbee. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1935); probably a 60's printing based on publisher name and works listed; grey cloth with dull red picture and letters; bright red jacket with hero, list of Fun books on back; 6.25x8.2"; 75 pp. The absurd story of RFW who refused to go to school, but, at last as grown-up, realized that his career options were limited ... so he Went To School and learned to read and write and count and had a good time. The end. 18937
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, 1/16" slant, reading wrinkles on first few pages, otherwise very clean and bright; in clean jacket with edgewear and 3/8" chip to spine; unclipped 2.25. $32.00
SOLD 137 Legrand, Edy. /EL. Petite Histoire de La Fayette. Paris: Tolmer Editeur, nd
The following four Pere Castors appear to have been purchased together, all but Plouf in really lovely condition. Rojankovsky's colours glow on this old soft paper.
138 Lida (Faucher). /Rojan, illustrator. Bourru, l'ours brun. Paris: Flammarion, Albums Pere Castor, (1936); imprime: M. Dechaux, card wraps with animal figure, 8.25x9"; 36 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, clean, tight, straight, card and adjacent pages are darkening, tiny bumps to corners, staples slightly pulled, all else flat and clean. 19061 $80.00
139 Lida (Faucher). /Rojan, illustrator. Froux, le lievre. Paris: Flammarion, Albums Pere Castor, 1938/1935; imprime: M. Dechaux, card wraps with animal figure, 8.25x9"; 36 pp.
CONDITION: Near Fine; no names,clean, tight, straight, no staple pull; card and adjacent pages are darkening, else nice. 19062 $120.00
140 Lida (Faucher). /Rojan, illustrator. Panache, l'ecureuil. Paris: Flammarion, Albums Pere Castor, (1934); imprime: M. Dechaux, card wraps with animal figure, 8.25x9"; 36 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, clean, tight, straight, partial staple pull; card and adjacent pages are darkening, one light margin smudge. 19063 $100.00
141 Lida (Faucher). /Rojan, illustrator. Plouf, canard sauvage. Paris: Flammarion, Albums Pere Castor, (1935); imprime: M. Dechaux, card wraps with animal figure, 8.25x9"; 36 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names, tight, straight, card and adjacent pages are darkening, small bumps to corners, rubs to spine crease, soil on back, 1/4" chip on back corner, staples partially pulled.. 19067 $75.00
142 Lindman, Maj. /ML, illustrator. Flicka, Ricka, Dicka, and the Girl Next Door. Whitman, 1949/1940, 7th US; blue reinforced binding cloth with large plate of the three little girls looking over the fence at the new girl; endpapers with little drawings from the stories on a white and blue background, brilliant colours, 4to; np. Ann-Marie, the carefully tended girl next door, envies FRD their loving mother and active play. Wonderful books!
CONDITION: Good Plus without jacket; no names, spine ends and corners rubbed, one corner tip and spot on edge worn through, paste-on plate clean, undamaged, and bright with a few lines of soil in a 1" area; interior very clean with one corner crease; about five pages lightly bent in corner. 18925 $55.00
143 Lovelace, Maude Hart. Petticoat Court. New York: The John Day Company, 1930, 1st printing, nap (Zempel); green cloth boards; green top edge; 8vo; 318 pp. Chloe, fresh from the hard times of New Orleans during the Civil War, visits magical Paris. SIGNED by Lovelace.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, spine and top edge quite faded, some spotting on back, pages yellowing a bit, otherwise a nice straight copy. 18823 $145.00
144 Lowrey, Janette Sebring. /Carlos Merida, illustrator. The Bird. New York: Harper, (1947). Cloth spine with pictorial boards; 8.2x10 inches, 32 pp. Bright folkloric colours and images in lithos by a well-known Mexican artist, full coloured and eight half-coloured pages, beautiful endpapers. A fantastic Brazilian bird on her way home from Labrador is held in a family house in the city.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good Minus jacket; no names, scattered minor reading wrinkles; in darkening jacket with large chips not affecting text or design; unclipped 2.00. 8556 $18.00
145 Manfredi, Jean. Chez Tante Gertrude: une joyeuse journee en compagnie des jeunes eleves. Paris: Flammarion, , Imprimerie Jos. Scholz, Mayence Mainz (Germany); white boards with rounded corners, on the front, the kangaroo Aunt showing a frog toy to laughing baby animals, on the back Aunt G. sits in her huge carpet slippers and knits away, full page coloured pictures on almost every page showing this happy school, 8.5x10"; np. Kindly Aunt Gertrude keeps a school: on the first page we see the moms bringing their little ones, on the next, her little pupils sit in a circle and watch her intently. A great book.
CONDITION: Fair; terrible, in fact, but this is so hard to find and so much fun we are listing it anyway ... no names or other writing, but front board and title page have dribbles and erased scribbles, paper very brown with soiled margins and tears, pages also have erased scribbles which are hard to spot now; loosening; pictures are bright. 19072 $16.00
146 Mariana/ Marian Curtis Foster. /M, illustrator. Miss Flora McFlimsey's Easter Bonnet. Lothrop, Lee,&Shepard, 1951, 1st printing 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. Flora's shyness is treated so gently! Several pages of script and drawings.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good Minus jacket; no name; a very clean, straight little book with just a bit of fading/rubs to spine bottom edge, in darkening jacket clipped on top flaps but with 1.25 price, with light soil overall, 4 chipped tears to 1.25 inch, spot on spine. 18947 $60.00
147 Maury, Jean West. /Ben Kutcher, illustrator. Old Raven's World. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1931/1931, stated 1st printing; black cloth with red titles and cream endpapers with overall red stylized designs, coloured frontis plate and 6 b/w full page illustrations, present as issued; all these the work of Kutchner, inspired by Tlingit art; 8vo; 285 pp. Creation stories of the Tlingit, built around the story of two boys from different cultures who meet in a little town in Alaska. The book is dedicated To My Godson Merrill Whitney, adding to the printed dedication, the author has handwritten "who always justifies my faith in him, Jean West Maury, October 9, 1931." SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HER GODSON,
CONDITION: Good Plus without jacket; no names, front board bright and unscratched, spine a little faded, light bumps to extrems; front hinge has been skillfully repaired, pale soiling on half title, contents page, pp 28 to 29, uneven opening, otherwise pages are clean and unwrinkled; overall a fairly tight book in nice condition. 18846 $75.00
148 Moeschlin, Elsa. (Moeschlin-Hammar, Elsa) /EM, illus.The Red Horse. New York: Coward-McCann, n.d. although not the slightly smaller 1928 Coward-McCann 1st printing, this book was "Printed in Germany" and therefore probably dates from the 30's; pale green thin boards with full sized illustration of a boy riding a dala horse in the forest, on the bottom board, a little horse; yellow fixed endpapers and no free endpapers as issued, 8.3x 11", 28cm, np. Peter wants so much for his little wooden horse to grow that the impossible occurs. A Swiss picture book by a native Swedish artist. Mentioned in Hurlimann. (In English)
CONDITION: Near Fine, no names, tiniest of bumps on bottom corner, else without flaw. 19069 $85.00
149 Moon, Grace. /Carl Moon, illustrator. The Arrow of Tee-May. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran, 1931, 1st printing; orange cloth stamped; 8vo; 284 pp. A story of a Southwest Pueblo boy, set during the coming of the Conquistadors in 1540.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus with no jacket; owner name, extremities bumped, spine faded, boards and interior bright and clean. 11484 $22.00
150 Moss, Marion. /Lisl Weil. Doll House, a Rainbow Playbook. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, Rainbow Playbooks, 1946, stated 1st published September, 1946; illustrated boards of the outside of the house, showing little girl coming through door, in pink and blue with yellow flowers, bound by dark blue interior plastic comb, in jacket identical to boards; 9x10.5 inches; each spread represents a room with movables on the left and a let-down floor on the right, which holds the cut outs: Kitchen; Dining Room; Parlor; Bedroom; inside of boards are Front Hall.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, boards amazingly clean and bright, two half inch cracks in spine fold; pieces are all neatly cut out and accurately folded, all present except two empty slots on DR table; only flaws: neat tape on inside of legs of one chair and glue traces on tabs; many tabs have been folded, corners and some other spots on jacket are rubbed, half inch closed tear. 19173 $140.00
SOLD 151 Mutt, Eugenie. /Jeannette Berkowitz, illus. Fairy Tales from Baltic Shores. New York: The Hampton Publishing Company (1930);
SOLD 152 Nesbitt, Phil /PN, illustrator. Nicholas Needlefoot. Chicago: Wilcox&Follett Co. (1944).
153 Olivera, Miguel Alfredo. /Sergio A. Iribarren y Horacio E. Moina. El Bombo de Bambu. Buenos Aires: Emece Editores November, 1952, 1st, sd; coral pink matte boards with picture of little girl and yellow titles, black spine, plain endpapers; colorful illustrations throughout including a double foldout spread for the title poem; 8.25x10.8"; np. A delightful compilation of the author's own poems as well as ones he has loved since childhood, illustrated with small bright paintings, with a spectacular center fold.
CONDITION: Fair, because one signature is detached, otherwise very good, no names, a little rubbing along the edges, quarter inch splay, pages very bright, unwrinkled, and clean. 19174 $55.00
154 Petersham, Maud&Miska. /M&MP. The Circus Baby. New York: Macmillan, 1950, 1st or early printing; red illustrated boards with Baby trembling on the circus elephant stool, nothing on back, blue endpapers, in jacket identical to boards with pre 1950 books on back flap, 8x10 inches; c 28 pp. In one of the Petersham's most charming books, Mother Elephant tries to teach her baby to eat at the table, as her friends the clown family do. She herself is too big to fit at all. The baby makes a mess just as the clowns arrive!
CONDITION: Very Good in Good Minus jacket; very bright, tight book with lovely colour in the cover illustration, with a little bumping and wear to extremities, first and last pages are a little reading wrinkled, in an evenly soiled, brittle jacket, with erased name, edgewear all around, half inch chips at spine ends affecting text, off and on four inch closed tear along spine crease; unclipped 1.50 9221 $125.00
155 Pettee, Frank. /Ralph Chaplin, illustrator. The Orange Cat. Chicago: Reilly&Lee, 1932, 1st printing nap; pale green boards with black title box and orange letters, black cloth spine, orange endpapers with a map of Follie's route back home, across a large lakeside city (Chicago?); orange pages with many black illustrations in text, in a jacket with a huge orange cat on front and back; 8x8.25"; 120 pp. Peter watched the moving van pull away from the house next door, but he didn't know his cat was in the bureau drawer.
CONDITION: Very Good Minus; nice 1938 bookplate and gift inscription (for Sue to read at the lake) bottom edge of board has about 1/8" moisture stain, , so I guess she did, rear board has 1" faded area (below jacket chip), tight binding with interior pages crisp and clean; in very worn jacket remnant in archival protector, orange cat panels and flaps of front and back jacket intact, no spine. 18913 $60.00
156 Ransome, Arthur. /AR, illustrator. Peter Duck. New York: Lippincott, Junior Literary Guild, (1933) 5th printing; green boards with black shield and titles on board and spine, in white jacket with black drawings highlighted in green of Wild Cat, and vignettes of Swallows and Amazons island and Swallowdale; 8vo; 427 pp. The Swallows and Amazons sail to the Caribbees on the Wild Cat accompanied by Peter Duck. Pirates, Pearls, Desert Islands and more! Error on p. 137 remains.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names, clean book with slight rubbing to board edges, in jacket darkening and evenly soiled, especially on spine and creases, one three eighth inch moisture spot; unclipped 3.50. 14541 $75.00
SOLD 157 Roy, Bernard. /Jean A. Mercier, illustrator. Les Trois Papillons. Paris: Marcus, 15 rue Faraday (1942) ,
158 Sovak, Cenek. /Vojtech Kubasta, illustrator. Jezek Pichacek Mezi Lidmi. (Prickly Hedgehog among the People) Prague Praha Praze: F. Horky, 1948 reprint (Josef Dolezal: Cervenem Kostelci 1944); 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, rear flap mentions 1949; 8.5x11.75 inches; 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. In this Jezek has adventures with an elegantly dressed cat-like creature, and eventually returns home.
CONDITION: Very Good in Poor jacket; no names, 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 tried to repair it with lavish swathes of tape, still, the jacket front with the large portrait of the hero is bright and clean. 17668 $275.00
159 Sovak, Cenek. /Vojtech Kubasta, illus. Jezek Pichacek Mezi Zviratky.. (Prickly Hedgehog among the animals. ) Prague Praha Praze: Josef Dolezal: Cervenem Kostelci (Vydalo roku 1946)/1944; red cloth backed russet paper boards with the little hedgehog boy in ivory; yellow top edge; endpapers with large spread of four little hedgehog boys and a little girl dancing, in gold; green jacket with portrait of little boy with flower behind his ear and prickly hair; 8.5x11.75 inches; 91 pp. (In Czech) The Jezek Pichacek books are among Kubasta's earliest work for children, see our listing above for JP mezi Lidmi. This book is SIGNED by the writer and director of the puppet theater: Loutkova scena v dome Komenskeho, a reference to Comenius. It is full of wonderful coloured paintings from animal folklore in text. Library special collections inquire.
CONDITION: Good Plus in Good jacket; no names, boards slightly rubbed on edges and corners, front board cracked in several places, although not visible on fixed endpaper, pages and paintings very bright with occasional soil in bottom corner; in jacket with no loss of paper but long half inch rubbed areas beside spine front and back, and at spine ends, and tag pull tear in upper corner, moderate edgewear repaired on interior with tape which does not show through. 18943 $325.00
These books contain all the illustrations recorded on the Broward County website.
160 Tazewell, Charles. /Katherine Evans, illustrator. The Littlest Angel. Chicago: Children's Press, 1946, 1st printing, nap; ; matte, coloured pictorial boards, pictorial eps, 7.2x9.2 inches; 24 pp. Helen Hayes introduced this beloved story of a mischievous angel on the radio. It was then recorded by Decca before being made into a book; with the tender original drawings.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no name, extremities bumped and worn, clean, crisp pages; in jacket with rubs on creases, edgewear on spine ends and corners; ¼" chip on top of spine; unclipped 1.00. 18927 $85.00
161 Tresselt, Alvin. /Roger Duvoisin, illustrator. Sun Up. New York: Lothrop, Lee&Shepard Co, Inc. 1949, 1st printing nap; all around illustrated paper boards with a very large rooster crowing from a barn window, night sky and sunrise endpapers, in jacket identical to boards; 8.5x10.1 inches; np. Beautiful paintings of atmospheric light, set on a small farm. A very pleasant copy which has been read and very well cared for. 18985
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names, 1/4" damage to head of spine in both book and jacket; clean and straight with rubs to tips of extremities; opens freely with reading wrinkles in bottom margins, very light soil on one page margin; jacket w a few tiny rubs on creases and edgewear of less than 1/16" to bottom back; no loss of paper; unclipped $2.00. $210.00
162 Warner, Gertrude. /Florence Liley Young, illus. The World in a Barn. New York: Friendship Press, (1947); orange cloth boards with full picture of children and their uncle making the miniature village; endpapers with pictures of world children and their houses; two coloured plates and illustrations in text, 6.2x7.25 inches; 120 pp. The family children, with their visitors from abroad, create model villages from the different countries to see what it would be like to live there. The exhibit grows to fill the barn. By the author of the Boxcar Children.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names, clean endpapers, light soil on boards, darkening spine, occasional spots and light smudges on page margins; overall tight, unwrinkled, fairly clean. 18914 $25.00
163 Warren, Maude Radford, and Eve Davenport. /Charles A. Federer. Mother Hubbard's Wonderful Cupboard, Mother Goose and her Friends. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1924, 1st printing; yellow buckram cover with red titles and pasted-on colour plate of MH and dog; same characters on blue illustrated endpapers, illustrations in text and 12 tipped in coloured plates, including frontis, as issued, in white jacket with reproduction of plate on top board, 8vo, 332 pp. Mother Hubbard and sixty stories of "what came after" for common nursery rhymes.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; neat 1929 gift inscription and small period bookstore label from Brown's in Pasadena, boards bright and very clean except for dulling near spine ends, edges dusty; plates in perfect condition, pale half inch moisture stain affects about 15 pages but is not near spine, text, or plates; otherwise interior is bright, and unwrinkled; in darkening jacket with heavy edgewear and closed tears, but little loss of paper, so that book has remained protected; unclipped 2.50. 19115 $145.00
164 Weisgard, Leonard. /LW, illustrator. Down Huckleberry Hill. New York: Charles Scribner's Son, (1947) first or early printing; tan boards with the dog-catcher's wagon knocking over a fruit stand, endpapers with dogs of about twenty different breeds: a Dalmatian, a Scottie, a Boston Terrier.... escaping from the dog-catcher; in a jacket with repentant dogs peering wistfully out from the wire mesh of the van (they love you, they didn't mean to run away); dynamic illustrations, all in tones of brown, running across the gutter on every spread; oblong, 10.5x8.25"; np. Track the woes of the dog-catcher's van as it tears down the hill, and down the page, scattering all before it. The young reader can help out: "Catch the mustard jar if you want some on your hot dog!"
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no name, slanted about 1/16"; corners and spine straight, light reading wrinkles and tan margin spot on first few pages and on bottom edges, otherwise clean and flat, very nice eps, tiny nick in gutter of rep; in jacket with spine ends and all creases rubbed and 3/8" wrinkled spine tear; clipped but publishers 2.00 stamp. 18984 $85.00
165 White, Eliza Orne. /Dorothy Bayley, illustrator. Training Sylvia. Houghton Mifflin, 1942, 1st printing; red cloth, quarto, pictorial eps;132 pp. When Sylvia arrived from years of wandering around Europe, her New England grandmother and aunts thought they could change her lively, independent ways. Instead she trained them. One of the last books of a prolific writer whose work spanned two centuries.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; no names, extremities faded and worn through. 12639 $50.00