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). Note: this has been SOLD.

$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.   Note: This book has been sold.

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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.
Note: This book has been SOLD.

$55.00

 

22355 The Princess and the Goblin, MacDonald, F.D. Bedford,

The Princess and the Goblin. Macdonald, F D Bedford illus.

Our favorite illustrations from childhood for this marvelous book. Curdie's courage and modesty, the sweet, curious princess, and the great-great-grandmother watching over all are never forgotten. Note this book has been sold.

$155.00

 

22299 Das Marlein von den drei Schneiderlein  Anna Bohm, Richard Schaupp ill.

Das Märlein von den drei Schneiderlein. Richard Schaupp, ill, Stalling 1948 1st; (The Tale of the Three Little Tailors) illustrated in colour..

Beautiful clear colours in this funny book by a Swiss artist about three inept tailors trying to get into Heaven. Happily, they succeed. Amazing condition.

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$140.00

 

22266 Gute Freundschaft, Oscar Pletsch, illus. later printing c 1900

Gute Freundschaft by Oscar Pletsch, later ed.

Two friends, little girls about 3 and 5, play with their dogs and toys, cook and wash, have a little falling out over a broken doll, and make friends again. Very sweet little pictures. Gift inscription to Louise Volker van V. and Louise Volker van Waverveen's bookplate with portrait of a young woman and dog by N V. v. W, probably Nellie Volker van Waverveen (as seen in Jan Toorop's 1901 painting of young Marie, Lies and Nellie Volker van Wavereen.) Also laid in, a two sided 1867 German finely hand coloured prize certificate.

$100.00

 

22263 Bayard, Pierre Belves, illus.,Pere Castor Panorama. 1946

Bayard, une frise a colorier. Père Castor Panorama. 1946, Pierre Belvès, ill.

From 1944 to 1947 Pierre Belvès, also an artist and an educator, created 16 short friezes for Paul Faucher (for Père Castor). This one, Bayard, opens like a book, showing two knights facing, then opens again from the center, revealing a long frieze with three scenes from Bayard's life. On the back are the two knights, the title page, and a page of text telling the story of this medieval knight and giving some hints on watercolour and gouache. These friezes would make a nice small collection. Most are hard to find including this one.

$80.00

 

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