cloth

You'll find linen, felt and muslin books here, also called "rag books". Early cloth books were often made of linen, which takes a fine illustration, sometimes this cloth was glued onto paper to make the page. Later cloth books were usually muslin with pinked edges. Technically, the real cloth ones could be washed, but washing removes the sizing and makes them very limp. (It is possible to iron them though.) We also include a few paper Linenette books and some Japanese crepe paper books.

20183 Puff, Chug, and Toot. cloth book
anon.
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A wordless book for the very young. Inside pages have the little figures engaged with a road grader, a train, a bulldozer, a tug boat, a fire engine, and a milk truck (the girl's picture). Bright, bright primary colours.

New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Co., (1949); four doubled sheets making 6 interior pages, pinked edges, cover cloth is wrapped around with zigzag topstitched spine, top cover section shows toy train and little wooden dolls waving at the engineer, on a flowered calico background, on the back section the train drives into the cloth and the little boy waves from the caboose; oblong 10x8".
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, cover and interior extremely clean, with white pages just a bit darker on cover, the last two pages are quite curled, and this does not generally iron out.
20183
$50.00
20433 Nursery Pets Saalfield Felt Book
anon.
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On each page, a short poem and a large full coloured picture "Polly wants a cracker? Polly does of course,/Run and fetch it quick/Or she'll scream until she's hoarse." The publisher's trim on this book appears to be 3/16" too close on the top side, affecting the letters R and Y and also the red margin on the back, but not the interior pages. The felt gives a soft depth of colour and takes fine line very well. These rather rare, turn of the century felt books appear to have been produced in both muslin and felt.

Chicago, New York: The Saalfield Publishing Company, Saalfield's Felt Books, 1906; large title in yellow and picture of a little boy talking to his cat and a ball on a string, in smaller red letters "Saalfield's Felt Books, Akron, O /The Saalfield Pub. Co./Chicago New York, Copyright 1906 by the Saalfield Pub. Co., on the back a little blond girl standing with an open felt book, with torn paper books littered on the floor; three oblong pieces of unusually thick soft felt folded and center sewn to make 10 interior pages; oblong 8.75x 5.5"
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no marks, chips, rubs or soil spots; bottom edges a bit darkened, small scuff to felt on Y. All illustrations bright, perhaps brighter inside. In remarkable condition.
20433
$235.00
22201 Kiddie's Number Book cloth
anon.
/Louise D. Tessini, illustrator.

Mathematically very nice as it goes from 1 to 12. Also the pictures are gorgeous, with large natural looking farm animals with lots of character appearing in a woodland setting with black "sky" broken by large trees. This book appears as "New" in the McLoughlin 1927 list, and it was expensive in its time. Unfortunately, the good quality linen used in its construction, although it takes detailed lines and colour beautifully, tends to crease, making white lines. Louise Dorothea Tessin (Roats), (1894 - 1962) a California artist, illustrated children's books, activity books, and art education books for McLoughlin and Milton Bradley

Springfield Mass.: McLoughlin Bros, Linen Books, Kiddie's Series, No. 1580, (New) in 1927, 1st.; yellow cloth book, orange titles, with two very large sitting rabbits against a dark green background on front, one goose running over the grass on back, large coloured paintings on every page; 9.75 x 11.6; np.
CONDITION: Fair; no names or other marks, quite clean, slightly frayed, but with only one staple holding and extremely creased and wrinkled.
22201
$65.00
Farmyard Book. Dean's Rag Book #282.
anon.
/Albert Ernest Kennedy, illustrator (not credited)

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 This copy with a lighter and greener sky than the Cope's. Scarce.

Albert Ernest Kennedy (1883 - 1962) was a prolific illustrator of children's animal books from a family involved in the arts. His younger brother Cecil was a noted painter of landscapes and flowers (his grandfather is said to have worked with Corot.) Printed cloth is a rough medium, yet Kennedy's animals all have well defined individual movement and personality.

London: Dean's Rag Book, #282, no date [1930]; blue cloth covers with pinked edges, very cute terrier holding the reins of a tiny pony on front, cat and her ball in back, two doubled leaves sewn down, making six interior pages; 6x7.8".
CONDITION: Very Good; blue covers with one spot and grass faded but figures bright; sized and probably never washed, interior bright white and clean.
17309
$115.00
Birds and Animals. McLoughlin, 1920's.
anon.
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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.

Springfield, Mass: McLoughlin Bros. Inc, no MB, thus 1920-1929, yellow glazed paper mounted on linen with gorgeous red and green parrots and red titles, colourful pheasant-like birds on the back, four large chromolithos, a rooster, a cow, a donkey, and a dog (Newfoundland), on the reverse "linen" side sepia pictures and little poems, 10x12.
CONDITION: Good; no names or other marks, spine cloth worn away to net, staples tight, edges quite lightly frayed all around (could be trimmed), binding firm, covers have little creases but are brilliant, interior bright.
19312
$85.00
20196 HalloNeddy A. E. Kennedy Deans
anon.
/Albert Ernest Kennedy, illustrator

AE Kennedy worked for many different publishers. His career spanned over 45 years. The spirit of these large animals comes across so clearly in this difficult medium of printing on cloth.

 

London: Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd., Rag Book 312,(The Platt & Munk Co. Inc. New York) Made in England; Dean's Patent Rag Books Series 4 In print from 1934 - 1939, green twill zig zagged binding with Neddy the Donkey on the front and a dog looking at two rabbits in a hutch on the back; 8 colours, 6.75x9.25", 14 pages, .
Very Good; no names, pinking straight except for 1" fray, light crease on lower corner; spine ends frayed about 1/4", back bottom corner creased, all in all clean and attractive.
20196
$225.00
22208 Let's Be Friends Peggy cloth
anon.
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Actually all of these animals would appear on an ordinary farm except the monkey, but he seems right at home. On the back cover: "All these friends are good to you,/ Now let's see what YOU can do." Despite cloth book claims, washing removes the sizing and they don't iron well.

Peggy Cloth-Books,(1946); doubled pinked pages with sewn down spine, no printing on spine, various animals, mostly farm, stand beneath the red title banner which is suspended between two high stumps; 6 doubled cloth sheets, making 10 interior pages; oblong 8.75 x 7.25."
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names or other marks, has been washed and thus is rumpled; pinking is very frayed, clean and bright.
22208
$12.00
20183 Puff, Chug, and Toot. cloth book
anon.
.

A wordless book for the very young. Inside pages have the little figures engaged with a road grader, a train, a bulldozer, a tug boat, a fire engine, and a milk truck (the girl's picture). Bright, bright primary colours.

New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Co., (1949); four doubled sheets making 6 interior pages, pinked edges, cover cloth is wrapped around with zigzag topstitched spine, top cover section shows toy train and little wooden dolls waving at the engineer, on a flowered calico background, on the back section the train drives into the cloth and the little boy waves from the caboose; oblong 10x8".
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, cover and interior extremely clean, with white pages just a bit darker on cover, the last two pages are quite curled, and this does not generally iron out.
20183
$50.00
20433 Nursery Pets Saalfield Felt Book
anon.
.

On each page, a short poem and a large full coloured picture "Polly wants a cracker? Polly does of course,/Run and fetch it quick/Or she'll scream until she's hoarse." The publisher's trim on this book appears to be 3/16" too close on the top side, affecting the letters R and Y and also the red margin on the back, but not the interior pages. The felt gives a soft depth of colour and takes fine line very well. These rather rare, turn of the century felt books appear to have been produced in both muslin and felt.

Chicago, New York: The Saalfield Publishing Company, Saalfield's Felt Books, 1906; large title in yellow and picture of a little boy talking to his cat and a ball on a string, in smaller red letters "Saalfield's Felt Books, Akron, O /The Saalfield Pub. Co./Chicago New York, Copyright 1906 by the Saalfield Pub. Co., on the back a little blond girl standing with an open felt book, with torn paper books littered on the floor; three oblong pieces of unusually thick soft felt folded and center sewn to make 10 interior pages; oblong 8.75x 5.5"
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no marks, chips, rubs or soil spots; bottom edges a bit darkened, small scuff to felt on Y. All illustrations bright, perhaps brighter inside. In remarkable condition.
20433
$235.00
22201 Kiddie's Number Book cloth
anon.
/Louise D. Tessini, illustrator.

Mathematically very nice as it goes from 1 to 12. Also the pictures are gorgeous, with large natural looking farm animals with lots of character appearing in a woodland setting with black "sky" broken by large trees. This book appears as "New" in the McLoughlin 1927 list, and it was expensive in its time. Unfortunately, the good quality linen used in its construction, although it takes detailed lines and colour beautifully, tends to crease, making white lines. Louise Dorothea Tessin (Roats), (1894 - 1962) a California artist, illustrated children's books, activity books, and art education books for McLoughlin and Milton Bradley

Springfield Mass.: McLoughlin Bros, Linen Books, Kiddie's Series, No. 1580, (New) in 1927, 1st.; yellow cloth book, orange titles, with two very large sitting rabbits against a dark green background on front, one goose running over the grass on back, large coloured paintings on every page; 9.75 x 11.6; np.
CONDITION: Fair; no names or other marks, quite clean, slightly frayed, but with only one staple holding and extremely creased and wrinkled.
22201
$65.00
22185 Three LIttle Books in one volume (Greenaway)
anon. (in the style of Kate Greenaway)
.

Many songs, original short poems and stories, a few nursery rhymes, with pleasant little drawings in imitation of Kate Greenaway. Generally a happy view of childhood. Uncommon thus collected; one in libraries. First published separately in Kate Greenaway Indestructible Series in 1883 (The Five Little Maidens is listed in Schuster 514 Imitation Cloth Books. Ia. )Compiled in 1885 and dated from Babyhood Magazine 1885.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., Kate Greenaway Indestructible Series [1885 thus]/ 1883; brown glazed linen cover and fine linen single pages, side stapled, straight cut, top cover has same design as the following "Three Little Songs" but with all 3 books listed; girl in a field on bottom cover, many uncoloured drawings on each page of text; each "book" has a title page; 6.5x8"; 50 pages unnumbered.
CONDITION: Good Minus; tiny 1890 ink names on blank verso; covers are so rubbed, creased, and worn that it is almost impossible to decipher the pictures and text, spine torn off about an inch top and bottom; light fraying; 50 inner pages a bit toned but very clean and clear, bumped corner tips, creased bottom corners on first book but otherwise flat.
22185
$55.00
22185 Three LIttle Books in one volume (Greenaway)
anon. (in the style of Kate Greenaway)
.

Many songs, original short poems and stories, a few nursery rhymes, with pleasant little drawings in imitation of Kate Greenaway. Generally a happy view of childhood. Uncommon thus collected; one in libraries. First published separately in Kate Greenaway Indestructible Series in 1883 (The Five Little Maidens is listed in Schuster 514 Imitation Cloth Books. Ia. )Compiled in 1885 and dated from Babyhood Magazine 1885.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., Kate Greenaway Indestructible Series [1885 thus]/ 1883; brown glazed linen cover and fine linen single pages, side stapled, straight cut, top cover has same design as the following "Three Little Songs" but with all 3 books listed; girl in a field on bottom cover, many uncoloured drawings on each page of text; each "book" has a title page; 6.5x8"; 50 pages unnumbered.
CONDITION: Good Minus; tiny 1890 ink names on blank verso; covers are so rubbed, creased, and worn that it is almost impossible to decipher the pictures and text, spine torn off about an inch top and bottom; light fraying; 50 inner pages a bit toned but very clean and clear, bumped corner tips, creased bottom corners on first book but otherwise flat.
22185
$55.00
17503 Outdoor Play Kohler's Felt Toy Books Hurlbut
anon., co. S. H. Kohler.
/Carl Hurlbut, illustrator.

Hardy children playing outside in all weather: Jan- coasting down the hill, Feb- skating on the ice, Mar- making a snowman (!), Apr- making a garden, May- gathering wildflowers, June- flying kites, July playing in the park, Aug- giving a picnic, SeptOct- gathering leaves, NovDec- on the schoolhouse playground, in the snow. A much snowier and colder world. These are full colour illustrations from gutter to edge.

Wool felt books are sturdy, quiet, light, and warm. Like Japanese crepe paper books, they take colour better than woven cloth. They were briefly popular before WWI, but probably the difficulty of keeping them clean was daunting and they tended to darken easily when exposed to light. They are now rare. Kohler, Co under Anderson & Stoner, had produced fourteen titles in four series in 1908, and Saalfield others. Now, as far as we can tell, there are only about five books in all on Worldcat, in the Library of Ccongress etc., as well as a similar number online.

 

Akron, Ohio: Kohler & Co., S. H. Kohler, (1908); felt signature with 3 leaves folded and sewn making ten interior pages; front cover of boy with hoop and publication data, back cover with toy lamb in cartouche and "Kohler's felt toy books. Trade Mark" and below "The Original Felt Books"; 4.8x6.6"; np.
Very Good Plus; all edges and thinner outside felt quite dull with one white nick and one small spot, inside very bright, unwrinkled and clean (one small spot). If a felt book could be described as "tight", this is.
17503
$250.00
17503 Outdoor Play Kohler's Felt Toy Books Hurlbut
anon., co. S. H. Kohler.
/Carl Hurlbut, illustrator.

Hardy children playing outside in all weather: Jan- coasting down the hill, Feb- skating on the ice, Mar- making a snowman (!), Apr- making a garden, May- gathering wildflowers, June- flying kites, July playing in the park, Aug- giving a picnic, SeptOct- gathering leaves, NovDec- on the schoolhouse playground, in the snow. A much snowier and colder world. These are full colour illustrations from gutter to edge.

Wool felt books are sturdy, quiet, light, and warm. Like Japanese crepe paper books, they take colour better than woven cloth. They were briefly popular before WWI, but probably the difficulty of keeping them clean was daunting and they tended to darken easily when exposed to light. They are now rare. Kohler, Co under Anderson & Stoner, had produced fourteen titles in four series in 1908, and Saalfield others. Now, as far as we can tell, there are only about five books in all on Worldcat, in the Library of Ccongress etc., as well as a similar number online.

 

Akron, Ohio: Kohler & Co., S. H. Kohler, (1908); felt signature with 3 leaves folded and sewn making ten interior pages; front cover of boy with hoop and publication data, back cover with toy lamb in cartouche and "Kohler's felt toy books. Trade Mark" and below "The Original Felt Books"; 4.8x6.6"; np.
Very Good Plus; all edges and thinner outside felt quite dull with one white nick and one small spot, inside very bright, unwrinkled and clean (one small spot). If a felt book could be described as "tight", this is.
17503
$250.00
Bible Creation
/Françoise, illustrator. (Françoise Seignobosc)

Bright, energetic pages show God going about the business of creating the world. [Bader 65].

Paris: Jardin des Modes, 11 Rue St. Florentin, 1931; printed in six colours by Paul Dumas, linen covers stiffened with card show Adam, Eve, and little animals in the Garden with ivory side panels of humans and beasts, on the back God releases the birds of the air; twill spine, each page has handpainted text in an ivory panel and illustrations on white ground; oblong 10x8.5; np.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, nice original twill spine, evenly dingy on front, large pale spots in back, pinking is softened but not frayed; pages are clean, unwrinkled, and quite bright so that ivory areas can be distinguished from white.
21427
$250.00
14317 The Animals' School-treat Clifton Bingham / Cecil Aldin
Bingham, Clifton.
/Cecil Aldin.

It was a lovely summer day/That Doctor Leo rose to say/"My pupils dress up nice and neat./And you shall have a grand school-treat" And off they all go in brakes and waggons for a day in the country! A treasure in any condition.

Cecil Aldin, the animal artist and humorist, builds on the wit of Bingham's verses. The animals' expressions are a delight. An early Ragbook produced with fine artwork and writing. Aldin, already an established illustrator, received 10 times the fee of any previous artist and went on to produce several wonderful rag books for Deans. (Cope)

 

London: Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd, 1906 (in print 1907 - 1918); No. 70 ; sewn red cloth spine on tan "covers" and white linen doubled pages with pinked top and bottom, front cover has blue and white dressed bears with red titles and details, back has grey elephant w red shirt; half title of dancing rabbit with blue flag, title with bears twirling rope for elephant, red titles, trimmed off at top by binder, 9x11", "covers" plus 22 pages.
Fair; small ink owner names inside, back cover fold badly frayed and pulled out from seam, red spine end cloth ends completely worn off for half inch, front cover unevenly darkened with bottom corner furled , pinked edges quite nice, considering; interior moderately clean but with very large light water stains on outer pages, margins toned, one spot. So shabby, but hard to resist!
14317
$135.00
Bingham, Clifton.
/Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards, illustrator.

An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dogs show. Not a common book, we just happen to have two at once. Ask for pictures of this one.

London: Dean's Rag Book Co., #47, patented in U. S. A. March 7, 1905; deep red cloth covers with Toby sitting on a stool for his little Mistress, 22 pages of doubled cloth including covers; large 9"x11" size.
CONDITION: Very Good; fabric quite bright, upper corner faded on front, a few pale spots in margin but generally not stained and not foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, three corners creased, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright.
19786
$200.00
Bingham, Clifton.
/Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards, illustrator.

An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dogs show. Not a common book, we just happen to have two at once. Ask for pictures of this one.

London: Dean's Rag Book Co., #47, patented in U. S. A. March 7, 1905; deep red cloth covers with Toby sitting on a stool for his little Mistress, 22 pages of doubled cloth including covers; large 9"x11" size.
CONDITION: Very Good; fabric quite bright, upper corner faded on front, a few pale spots in margin but generally not stained and not foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, three corners creased, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright.
19786
$200.00
22180 My Own Book by Tony Brice
Brice, Tony.
/TB, illustrator.

Big, rounded, baby animals with big eyes for a baby to gaze at.

Rand McNally Washable Cloth book, 1949, yellow twill spine sewed on, pinked edges, folded cloth pages, flowered green top and bottom with child in yellow overalls looking at this book, yellow titles, large wide eyed animals in setting, with animal name on each page, 8 x 9"; 10 interior pages.
CONDITION: Very Good; on second page, neat ink inscription Glendora Kindergarten Library 10/25/51 in straight pen; on last page, child has neatly printed name in pencil caps and there is an illegible, completely faded, oval bookstore or other stamp in margin; some fraying to pinking, has not been washed, very clean with a few creases.
22180
$45.00
22180 My Own Book by Tony Brice
Brice, Tony.
/TB, illustrator.

Big, rounded, baby animals with big eyes for a baby to gaze at.

Rand McNally Washable Cloth book, 1949, yellow twill spine sewed on, pinked edges, folded cloth pages, flowered green top and bottom with child in yellow overalls looking at this book, yellow titles, large wide eyed animals in setting, with animal name on each page, 8 x 9"; 10 interior pages.
CONDITION: Very Good; on second page, neat ink inscription Glendora Kindergarten Library 10/25/51 in straight pen; on last page, child has neatly printed name in pencil caps and there is an illegible, completely faded, oval bookstore or other stamp in margin; some fraying to pinking, has not been washed, very clean with a few creases.
22180
$45.00
19598 Sunbonnet Babies Dean's Rag
Bruff, Peter S. from characters created by Eulalie Osgood Grover.
/ Evelyn Gladys Hall, Illustrator from Bertha L. Corbett.

Little poems and pictures on each page: Fishing, Skipping, Cricket, Having Tea, Hide and Seek. "Sunbonnet Babies is one of the latest and cleverest of Dean's well-known rag books" The Stationer, Oct. 1908. The early 20th c Sunbonnet Baby craze included this cloth book, which is scarce today. Very little information is to be found on the book itself. See Peter and Dawn Cope's reference.

 

London: Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd, 1909 to 1914, pinked edge/first published 1907; Dean's 2/6 patent Rag Books, Series 5; outside covers have babies examining a starfish on the beach, and on the back, babies whose balloons have floated to the sky; printed on doubled sheets of a very pale polka dotted calico more easily seen on the reverse side, 217x200mm, 6 colours, 16 pages
Very Good Plus; pencil gift inscription on front, no other marks, light soil to covers and stain across right hand baby's bonnet carrying to next page, some fraying to spine ends, otherwise very clean, unwashed, completely flat, with pinking crisp and stitching perfect.
19598
$350.00
Dog Toby by Bingham.
Clifton Bingham.
/Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards, illustrator.

An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dog show.

London: Dean's Rag Book Co., #47, patented in U. S. A. March 7, 1905; deep red cloth covers with Toby sitting on a stool for his little Mistress, 22 pages of doubled cloth including covers; large 9"x11" size.
CONDITION: Very Good; fabric darkening espec. on covers, edges quite darkened, a few spots here and there but generally not stained or foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, first pages lightly wrinkled, corners and spine flat, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright. Jpgs show either less wrinkling to the front than the actual book or more; reality is somewhere in between.
17524
$195.00
22184 Ring-Round-a-Rosy. (Greenaway) Saalfield
Greenaway, Kate, on title page.
/Kate Greenaway copies.

A sample of the imitations and copying of Greenaway's work in America, where her books were not subject to copyright. Published after her early death. Nice colour printing on muslin of these rather randomly gathered pictures "in part, based on drawings from the Almanacks" Schuster & Egan, 514 Imitation Cloth Books 1b.

Akron, Ohio., Chicago, New York: Saalfield Pub. Company, Saalfield's Muslin Books; [1907]; muslin with sewn down spine, white front (not red, as usual) with children dancing around corn shock, red and blue add for muslin books on back; 5 x 6.5"; 10 interior pages.
Good; no names or other marks, doubled pages seem to have been glued together and then washed, resulting in a stiff, bumpy surface which cannot be ironed out, cover darkened, interior pages very bright, light fraying.
22184
$75.00
21862 The Jingle Book Mary Dana, Wm Scott
Mother Goose (Dana, Mary (Mary Pepperrell Dana) ill).
/Mary Dana, illustrator.

Unique cloth book by a watercolourist and musician containing with each spread the lyrics, simple score, and a large illustration of a traditional rhyme, all in flat lime green, magenta, and Kelly green. Jingle Bells on front and back, O Where o Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Hot Cross Buns, Nut Tree, Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Lavender's Blue, Johnny Is Too Little, and Fast Asleep (Fais Dodo, translation),

A beautiful printing job, with clear details in flat stencil-like illustrations, somewhat like Slobodkina's. Even the signatures on the staffs are exact, the woman's glasses, the telephone cord. The scenes, clothing and details are contemporary (1940), following the Scott/Bank Street philosophy, and the people seem to convey a lot of character and movement in this unlikely medium. . Scarce outside of library special collections.

New York (N. Y. C.); Wm. R. Scott, (1940); sized light canvas book doubled fold pages SOFTCOVER with three brass eyelet rivets placed in center of flowers along spine, 8"square, 14 interior pages.
Good Plus; no names or other marks, the top is heavily and unattractively soiled with unraveled "chip", otherwise the book is in very good condition, bottom cover and edges lightly toned, light fold across front cover, crease along bottom of back cover and one page; interior pages on original natural canvas, unwrinkled, with colours bright and fresh. Inquire for more images.
21862
$150.00
21862 The Jingle Book Mary Dana, Wm Scott
Mother Goose (Dana, Mary (Mary Pepperrell Dana) ill).
/Mary Dana, illustrator.

Unique cloth book by a watercolourist and musician containing with each spread the lyrics, simple score, and a large illustration of a traditional rhyme, all in flat lime green, magenta, and Kelly green. Jingle Bells on front and back, O Where o Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Hot Cross Buns, Nut Tree, Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Lavender's Blue, Johnny Is Too Little, and Fast Asleep (Fais Dodo, translation),

A beautiful printing job, with clear details in flat stencil-like illustrations, somewhat like Slobodkina's. Even the signatures on the staffs are exact, the woman's glasses, the telephone cord. The scenes, clothing and details are contemporary (1940), following the Scott/Bank Street philosophy, and the people seem to convey a lot of character and movement in this unlikely medium. . Scarce outside of library special collections.

New York (N. Y. C.); Wm. R. Scott, (1940); sized light canvas book doubled fold pages SOFTCOVER with three brass eyelet rivets placed in center of flowers along spine, 8"square, 14 interior pages.
Good Plus; no names or other marks, the top is heavily and unattractively soiled with unraveled "chip", otherwise the book is in very good condition, bottom cover and edges lightly toned, light fold across front cover, crease along bottom of back cover and one page; interior pages on original natural canvas, unwrinkled, with colours bright and fresh. Inquire for more images.
21862
$150.00