Books with cloth or linenette pages. Rag Books. Linen Books. Linen over card books. Calico books.
A beautiful big book, with what I would assume are older chromolithos inside, a bit fainter than the birds on the cover. The sepia pictures are very nice, all by the same anonymous artist. This large book is constructed with half folio sheets glued together, rather than folded sheets.
An unusually beautiful linen bird book with fine paintings and detailed, labeled drawings and chromos. Both the paintings and the drawings appear to be by a single artist, whose signature I cannot find. The book begins with an alphabet poem of birds A to Z "Zebra Waxbill, whom I don't suppose you've seen." The many English birds are identified. Scarce. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
Very bright big 40's baby animals.
A dog, a goat, a duckling, a goose, a horse, and two guinea pigs, all with farmland backgrounds. Just right!
A red-roofed, timber framed house on the front, with the garage doors open to show the red car in the back, inside, the kitchen, LR, child's BR, and bath, all cozy in primary colours. JW created stylish baby books for Dean's that are worth collecting, and inexpensive. Note: This book has been sold.
Toy pictures in bright primary colours in a cute little book.
Sweet paintings by a Dean's artist, AE Kennedy, whose animals are particularly full of personality: two ducks, a St. Bernard puppy, two robins, two guinea pigs and a carrot, a wistful cow, and two lambkins.
Interesting pictures: A Snowed Up Train in Canada. New Zealand, One of the First Engines, One of the Latest Cars; an electric railway; a mountain railway and airship, Off for a Spin in the Motor, an African Train; Cleaning the Signal Lamp.
Each page has a large print primer story.
"Do you see this dog with a bell?
He must be a very nice dog to ring the bell all alone.
I hope the maid will let him in.."
The fine linen allows for detail in the woodcuts. An early and interesting cloth book.
The fine linen has a glazed finish resembling oilcloth which lends itself well to deeply coloured chromolithos and sepia line drawings. In colour: a ewe and her lamb on the cover, a cat with a fine dish, cows in a pasture, sheep in the sunshine, a St. Bernard in the snow, a racing collie.