22214 No Boats on Bannermere G.Trease, R. Kennedy, ill., 5th printing.

No Boats on Bannermere. G.Trease, R. Kennedy, ill, 5th. First in series.

A mystery set in the Lake District, with four older children from local day schools as heroes. Because it's Trease, this series is unusually well written, with developed characters and with the historical setting well researched. No Boats on Bannermere is the first of the series. The sequels are: Under Black Banner (1951), Black Banner Players (1952), Black Banner Abroad, (1954), and The Gates of Bannerdale (1956)

$200.00

 

22213 Black Fox of Lorne by Marguerite de Angeli, Doubleday, 1956 1st.

Black Fox of Lorne. Marguerite de Angeli 1st

Jan and Brus journey across 10th century Scotland with Gavin, the Black Fox of Lorne, in search of their mother and their father's murderer. Newbery Honor.  Note: This book has been SOLD.

$50.00

 

22183 The Snowman Peggy Cloth Book 102, 1959

The Snowman. Peggy Cloth Book 102, 1959, Sweet book!

A little gem. "There he stood and smiled all day. He smiled at the birds. He smiled at the Rabbit. He smiled at the boys and girls who passed him on their way to school"... but he was lonely so he made friends with the sun. "Until all that was left of him was the smile in the puddle on the ground and it kept right on smiling And Smiling And Smiling..." Sweet, amusing pictures by the artist of "Let's See the ABC" Very hard to find.

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$120.00

 

21974 De Bruilloft von Kloris en Roosje, Freddie Langeler, ill, [1927].

De Bruiloft van Kloris en Roosje.(Wedding of...) Saar, Freddie Langeler, ill. Kluitman, [1927]

Based on a Dutch musical farce first enacted about 300 years ago and still popular. Here the wedding is charmingly illustrated by lifelike rounded international dolls and toy animals. Freddie Langeler designed books, created comics, participated in children's magazines, and illustrated more than a hundred children's books.

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$95.00

 

2200 0Der Gartentraum, Ernst Kreidolf, Schaffstein 1911. 1st printing.

Der Gartentraum, Neue Blumärchen. Ernst Kreidolf. (Garden Dream, New flowerfairytales) Lovely illustrations.

Elegant and creative comments on the human condition through the medium of very precisely rendered flowers., a flower shepherdess and her faithful flower dog being tempted by a flower witch, the feelings of the Passionflower who lives only one day, little Alpine flowers exploring the rocks, an apothecary with little drawers of flower remedies for the dying flower before him.... Kreidolf's last book for Schaffstein, with watercolours beautifully reproduced.

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$700.00

 

22093 Nouveaux Contes de Fees Mme la Comtesse de Segur.

Nouveaux Contes de Fées. Mme la comtesse de Ségur.

A beautiful copy of stories first told to her grandchildren. These were intended to entertain children 4 to 8 years old, and sought by Louis Hachette to be part of his scheme of a line of books to be sold at railway kiosks for reading on the train. This and our Perrault Contes de Fées #22079, from the estate of children's playwright Maryfrank Gardener, for 110.00, make a lovely set.

$65.00

 

22076 The Chestry Oak, Kate Seredy, Viking 1948, 1st,

The Chestry Oak. Kate Seredy 1st.

One boy's three lives: as the Hungarian Prince Michael of Chestry, as Michael Prince a homeless WWII refugee, and as Mike Brown, adopted son of a kind American family. Through it all runs the proud stallion, Midnight.

$175.00

 

22195 Willie P. Shelton's Books, homemade spines and stitches.

Willie P. Shelton's Books, A little boy's library 1870s.

A little child's library, much loved and all in absolutely terrible condition. Clearly Bad Boy Bob was Willie's favorite! And no wonder. Note the glasses Willie has added to all the boys in the center spread. Someone, perhaps Willie's sister, has attempted to repair the damage by covering all the book spines, and even a long tear, with strips of patterned material of the day, as well as taking large orange stitches in the tears. A charming glimpse into the world of children and books almost 150 years ago. Institutional discount.

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$65.00

 

22085 Un tout petit conchon Adrienne Segur. 1946

Un tout petit cochon s'en allait à l'école. Adrienne Ségur, Paris: 1946

A fantasy told to the author by her turtle, in which the little pig Cochonnet is so embarrassed when he's called on to recite that he wants disappear. He does, visits a magical land both kind and frightening, and becomes a good student when he returns. The story inspires some of Ségur's most whimsical illustrations full of beautiful colour and detail. An amusing view of a traditional French school.

$175.00

 

20122 Angus and the Ducks, Marjorie Flack, c. 1946/1930.

Angus and the Ducks. Marjorie Flack. Later printing of the first Angus book about a VERY curious Scottie puppy..

Angus, a little Scottish terrier who is still all head and feet, pushes his luck with his duck neighbors, and then races to hide under a sofa. "For exactly THREE MINUTES by the clock, Angus was NOT curious at all." The first of classic set of five Angus books about feelings that puppies and little children share, the excitement of adventure, the security of home. Based on Flack's own dog, and true to breed! A nice copy with the original jacket design.

$55.00

 

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