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22469 Frisk and his Flock, Mrs Sanford 1877/1876
22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway
20075 The Crimson Fairy Book, A. Lang, H. J. Ford Illus, Longmans 1st printing
22355 The Princess and the Goblin, MacDonald, F.D. Bedford,
22466 River-land, R.W.Chambers, E.Shippen Green, ill.
22470 Beautiful Joe, Saunders, Copeland illus, later reprint.
22484 Our Dogs F. T. Barton [1911]
22195 Willie P. Shelton's Books, homemade spines and stitches.
2200 0Der Gartentraum, Ernst Kreidolf, Schaffstein 1911. 1st printing.
22093 Nouveaux Contes de Fees Mme la Comtesse de Segur.
22481 Drawing for Children 1875/1830's
22266 Gute Freundschaft, Oscar Pletsch, illus. later printing c 1900
22472 The Habits of Rabbits.Kahl. 1st printing, SIGNED.
The Cat in the Hat Houghton Mifflin Educational salesman's sample, early.
20122 Angus and the Ducks, Marjorie Flack, c. 1946/1930.
22498 Crickets and Frogs by Gabriela Mistral. Bilingual book.
16485 Stevie, John Steptoe 1965
Thoroughbreds, written and illustrated by C. W. Anderson. Macmillan 1942, 1st pr
22471 Away Went Wolfgang, Kahl. 1st printing, SIGNED in Salzburg, first book
22437 Lenski Making of a Picture Book 331/3 Record
22480 Golden Book for our Children, Bozhinov, illus..Bulgaria,1st (Zlatna kniga)
22299 Das Marlein von den drei Schneiderlein  Anna Bohm, Richard Schaupp ill.
21974 De Bruilloft von Kloris en Roosje, Freddie Langeler, ill, [1927].
22085 Un tout petit conchon Adrienne Segur. 1946
21908 Parabaik Myanmar Burma Tattoo Pattern Book
22482 Merry-Go-Round, panorama, Doris Stolberg. 1944
22183 The Snowman Peggy Cloth Book 102, 1959
22263 Bayard, Pierre Belves, illus.,Pere Castor Panorama. 1946
22076 The Chestry Oak, Kate Seredy, Viking 1948, 1st,
22213 Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli, Doubleday, 1956 1st.
22115 Beyond the Blue Mountains L. T. Meade Cassell 1910/1893
22214 No Boats on Bannermere G.Trease, R. Kennedy, ill., 5th printing.
22498 Crickets and Frogs by Gabriela Mistral. Bilingual book.

Crickets and Frogs, Grillos y Ranas, Gabriela Mistral.

The crickets and the frogs battle to see who can sing the loudest, a noisy battle that is never won, but now all crickets sing together. A fable with Spanish and English on facing pages, written by the great Chilean educator, children's poet; a founder of UNICEF and a Nobel Prize winner. The translator was a long time friend of Mistral and a recipient of the Order of Merit from the Chilean government. With bold sparking pictures in blue and pale yellow with heavy black lines (woodcuts?).

$90.00

 

22481 Drawing for Children 1875/1830's

Drawing for Children. Miller 1875/1830's.150 cuts.

Originally published in London in the late 1830's and fascinating for its view of children's learning (4 to 5 to 10 or 12). The object was to start from a young child's perception of the whole, to correct gently if at all, and to alternate this copying with drawing from life and from the imagination. " to teach him to think and act for himself, not to teach him to imitate another." The book contains an introduction on the principles of art education, notes to the teacher on the teaching of art, notes on every individual exercise, and 150 woodcuts to copy. Most are of common objects, dogs, and cows. The rather crude drawings were intentional; perspective, foreshortening, and shading were treated only briefly at the very end. (In the 1840s large drawing copies, for use by 40 or 50 children at a time, were also published). Do you know an art teacher sheltering at home? This is the book for them!

$135.00

 

22480 Golden Book for our Children, Bozhinov, illus..Bulgaria,1st (Zlatna kniga)

A Golden Book .... Златна книга за наши дети, Bulgaria: 1921, 1st , A. Bozhinov.

A classic Bulgarian children's book in the original elegant edition. Animal cartoons, and traditional country scenes, as well as pictures of modern children, illustrate this collection of 19 little stories in verse by famous Bulgarian writers, the author himself, Elin Pelin and others. Bozhinov, who was also a master of political caricature, infused his work for children with warmth and cheer. A treasure. Thanks to the University of Oregon Special Collections for translation.

$310.00

 

22482 Merry-Go-Round, panorama, Doris Stolberg. 1944

Merry-go-round. Doris Stolberg 1944, 45" Panorama

On each panel, a merry-go-round animal of character ridden by a happy child; in the background, green fields and blue sky, a few people and circus tents. Each little girl has a unique pretty dress: perhaps Stolberg also designed children's clothes? Little is known about her. Toy production was restricted during World War II to save materials, thus we see many modest paper books intended to be played with.

$16.00

 

22484 Our Dogs F. T. Barton [1911]

Our Dogs and all About Them. F T Barton, Estes [1911], 1st Am

The author, the veterinary surgeon to the Gamekeepers' Association of the United Kingdom, has written numerous books on horses and earlier books on Toy, Terrier, Non-Sporting and Sporting dogs. Exhaustive treatment of kennel management, breeding, hunting, medical care, "breaking and training" and exhibiting, with a description of many breeds as to their confirmation, suitability, popularity and current price. (very little on temperament.) Interesting to see how breeds and their popularity have changed. Clumber Spaniels are a favorite of his.

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$45.00

 

22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway

Reward of Merit Cards, set of four tiny cards by Kate Greenaway. circa 1890, Children's walk in winter.

Very sweet little children, warmly dressed in muffs and scarves and giant hats, take a winter walk with a compliant puppy. Tiny little cards that came to us in a small, darkening Brentano's envelope post 1905 at least. On the envelope, handwritten in ink, "4 honor cards by Kate Greenaway, about 1890, not recorded in Spielmann". (but  they are in Schuster #293, picture pg 200 and Thompson p 296.) The maroon bonnets are identical to those in the Schuster images. The pictures may be familiar because a coloured plate was included in the Kate Greenaway Birthday Book (Routledge 1880).

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$85.00

 

22472 The Habits of Rabbits.Kahl. 1st printing, SIGNED.

The Habits of Rabbits 1957 1st SIGNED V. Kahl

The King has a serious problem: his people grow too many carrots and cabbages. The 13 children of the Duke and Duchess have a problem too. Their pet rabbits keep multiplying with no end in site. Solution! Give each citizen a pair of rabbits...but..."The habits of rabbits are fine for observing / But you'll find the results can be very unnerving." SIGNED on title page.

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$115.00

 

22470 Beautiful Joe, Saunders, Copeland illus, later reprint.

Beautiful Joe. Saunders, Copeland Illus

"My name is Beautiful Joe, and I am a brown dog of medium size. I am called Beautiful Joe, but not because I am a beauty..." One of the great dog stories, a plea for kindness to animals inspired by Black Beauty. An attractive copy of the 1907 revised edition with much perverse cruelty removed. 

$55.00

 

22471 Away Went Wolfgang, Kahl. 1st printing, SIGNED in Salzburg, first book

Away Went Wolfgang, V. Kahl. 1st SIGNED, Salzburg. Wolfgang wants a job!

Wolfgang, huge and clumsy despite his illustrious predecessor, caused a disaster whenever he tried to help. All the dogs in town had jobs. Wolfgang eagerly wished for one too. His mistress tried and tried to find a job for him that would fit his talents. Finally, a surprizing and funny solution! Cheerful, active pictures in the rounded style that the artist/author developed in her subsequent books. Kahl's first book, written while she was an Army librarian stationed in Salzburg. SIGNED while in Europe: Va. Kahl, with July, 1954 date and Salzburg, Austria.

$85.00

 

22469 Frisk and his Flock, Mrs Sanford 1877/1876

Frisk and His Flock. Mrs. Sanford, 1877/1876.

This is a school story, and Frisk is a school dog who takes the children's safety and promptness seriously. It describes the daily life of one of those small town 19th c schools run by educated women by subscription, schools which are none the less open to those in need. The teacher guides the children's moral growth tactfully and their recitations are accompanied by thoughtful questioning and extensions, as they learn at their own pace. If they have been diligent, the last hour of the day is reserved for projects and reading aloud. After school, the children can run down to the river, or go on pleasant walks and wagon rides, before returning home for the chores needed to help their families. In short, an idyllic situation, with a gifted and beloved teacher.

Miss Agatha guides the children toward helping the white poor of the village in a dignified way, so it is a shock to see the unspoken racial prejudices and the gently patronizing customs toward people of colour held by liberal New England society intrude on this scene. Mrs. Sanford was the eldest of 10 children in an Episcopalian minister's family, and the wife of a minister, with 6 children herself, so she knows children's inner feelings well. A good writer, very popular in her day, whose books were often beautifully produced, like this one.

$55.00

 

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