Mother Goose

Mother Goose/ Nursery Rhyme books. Most traditional French/English although some are from other countries.

21851 ClaussPrimer
anon
/G. E. Atherton, illustrator.

An alphabet/Mother Goose advertising booklet, with two large red letters and their full pictures and rhymes on every page, the drawings rather stiff but nicely coloured. Each traditional rhyme works in a Clauss product: Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?/Speak a little louder, sir. I am hard of hearing./Old woman, old woman, the shears were made by Clauss (fancy script)/Thank you, kind sir, you may leave them at my house. 

Fremont, Ohio: The Clauss Shear Company, nd (circa 1908 from pictures); The Blade Printing and Paper Company, Catalogue Printers, Toledo, Ohio, stamped "From Welton Stanford Hardware, Schenectady, N. Y." (in business under this name from 1907, Clauss under this name 1899-1919); paper cover with little girl on a high brick wall looking down at fallen Clauss shears and paper dolls that she has apparently cut out of her book, on the back a King seated on scissors and Clauss is King, with artist name; stapled good quality coated paper, 5.5x8.5"; 14 interior pages.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, spine lightly rubbed with 3/8" split at foot, light soil to covers, interior pages unwrinkled and clean.
21851
$175.00
21851 ClaussPrimer
anon
/G. E. Atherton, illustrator.

An alphabet/Mother Goose advertising booklet, with two large red letters and their full pictures and rhymes on every page, the drawings rather stiff but nicely coloured. Each traditional rhyme works in a Clauss product: Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?/Speak a little louder, sir. I am hard of hearing./Old woman, old woman, the shears were made by Clauss (fancy script)/Thank you, kind sir, you may leave them at my house. 

Fremont, Ohio: The Clauss Shear Company, nd (circa 1908 from pictures); The Blade Printing and Paper Company, Catalogue Printers, Toledo, Ohio, stamped "From Welton Stanford Hardware, Schenectady, N. Y." (in business under this name from 1907, Clauss under this name 1899-1919); paper cover with little girl on a high brick wall looking down at fallen Clauss shears and paper dolls that she has apparently cut out of her book, on the back a King seated on scissors and Clauss is King, with artist name; stapled good quality coated paper, 5.5x8.5"; 14 interior pages.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, spine lightly rubbed with 3/8" split at foot, light soil to covers, interior pages unwrinkled and clean.
21851
$175.00
22511 Mother Goose Stick'em Book. Platt & Munk (1937)
anon.

Ready to bring back memories! A nice large cut and paste book, that has never been used. Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Simple Simon, and Mary has a little Lamb....

USA: The Platt & Munk Company, (Copr. 1937) No. 0129 B; orange card covers with two children and a dog sittingon a green sofa and reading this book, white back with instructions. 9x11; 4 pages plus 4 sticker pages.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or marks, uncut pages in fine condition, some rubs to spine, top corner bent in about 1/2 most visible on back, white card darkening a bit.
22511
$50.00
22579 Child's First Alphabet Book
anon.
not credited

Two ABCs bound together with a memorable Rountree cover plate and many funny endpaper drawings by Lang Campbell, including Uncle Wiggily. Both alphabets have the look of thinner reproductions of prewar chromolithographs (which, if true, would have been Graham & Matlack.)

Bird and Animal ABC: Spreads of six or seven wonderful coloured illustrations of letters/animals in their habitats, followed by spreads with little drawings and information about animals in the same letter groups.

Nursery Rhyme Book ABC: More elaborate turn of the century style lithos, full illustrations with Frances Brundage style children, also with six or seven letters/rhymes followed by larger line drawings with green touches.

All in all a large book in nice condition. More images available.

 

Newark and New York: Charles E. Graham, 1920s ;Child's First Alphabet on top board, no general title page.: Bird and Animal ABC and Nursery Rhyme Book ABC are bound together. tan and gray laid paper design boards with pasted on plate of a mouse being chased by a huge buttterfly,(from Harry Rountree's Story of Simple Samuel); illustrated endpapers with little character drawings by Lang Campbell (both artists uncredited); in both books, coloured spreads with borders alternate with spreads of dark brown line drawings; 10x12"; np.
Very Good: no names or marks, clean boards and pages, hinges intact, spine ends have little splits for about 1/4 and spine has apparently been reglued, neatly, from split on bottom edge, paste-on plate a bit rubbed with two very small dents, corners worn to card.
22579
$375.00
22511 Mother Goose Stick'em Book. Platt & Munk (1937)
anon.

Ready to bring back memories! A nice large cut and paste book, that has never been used. Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Simple Simon, and Mary has a little Lamb....

USA: The Platt & Munk Company, (Copr. 1937) No. 0129 B; orange card covers with two children and a dog sittingon a green sofa and reading this book, white back with instructions. 9x11; 4 pages plus 4 sticker pages.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or marks, uncut pages in fine condition, some rubs to spine, top corner bent in about 1/2 most visible on back, white card darkening a bit.
22511
$50.00
22579 Child's First Alphabet Book
anon.
not credited

Two ABCs bound together with a memorable Rountree cover plate and many funny endpaper drawings by Lang Campbell, including Uncle Wiggily. Both alphabets have the look of thinner reproductions of prewar chromolithographs (which, if true, would have been Graham & Matlack.)

Bird and Animal ABC: Spreads of six or seven wonderful coloured illustrations of letters/animals in their habitats, followed by spreads with little drawings and information about animals in the same letter groups.

Nursery Rhyme Book ABC: More elaborate turn of the century style lithos, full illustrations with Frances Brundage style children, also with six or seven letters/rhymes followed by larger line drawings with green touches.

All in all a large book in nice condition. More images available.

 

Newark and New York: Charles E. Graham, 1920s ;Child's First Alphabet on top board, no general title page.: Bird and Animal ABC and Nursery Rhyme Book ABC are bound together. tan and gray laid paper design boards with pasted on plate of a mouse being chased by a huge buttterfly,(from Harry Rountree's Story of Simple Samuel); illustrated endpapers with little character drawings by Lang Campbell (both artists uncredited); in both books, coloured spreads with borders alternate with spreads of dark brown line drawings; 10x12"; np.
Very Good: no names or marks, clean boards and pages, hinges intact, spine ends have little splits for about 1/4 and spine has apparently been reglued, neatly, from split on bottom edge, paste-on plate a bit rubbed with two very small dents, corners worn to card.
22579
$375.00
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
Nursery Rattle for Little Folks. Huber/Faber, ill.Claxton...1873/1872, presm 1st
Huber, Anne L.
/Hermann Faber, illustrator.

Many, many rhymes, reminiscent of nursery rhymes, but gentler, and quite well done. The illustrations are by a German American artist primarily known for medical illustration and his "Death of Lincoln" There must be an interesting story behind this book.

Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen, & Haffelfinger, 1873/co. 1872 presumed 1st printing of this first edition (January 28th 1873 inscription); brown cloth with black stamped decorations, gilt titles and fine gilt picture of acrobat and circus horse, elaborate gilt and black spine, blindstamped back; brown endpapers, "with Twelve Superb Chromo-Lithographic Illustrations" from designs by Hermann Faber, present as issued, and each page bordered with same line design; 6x8", 15x20cm; 136 pp. Note: the LC indicates 1 cm larger all around, assuming it was measured accurately.
CONDITION: Good Minus; charming 1873 birthday inscription on interior flyleaf, spine bright and front cover good, extremities bumped and worn, loosening on interior pages so that signatures are uneven, evidence of moisture damage from pp 60 to 80, affecting plates, espec. margins; wrinkles and page soil on early and late pages, still most pages flat and clean.
18857
$450.00
The History of the Celebrated Nanny Goose ...
Mother Goose (anon)
.

Two stories, not poems, of famous characters. Some illustrations in colour, with an afterword by Judith St. John.

Toronto: Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library, 1973, 500 copies of this edition printed; replica of the 1813 edition printed for S. Hood in London, the second in 1833 for H Fores, London; green WRAPS with white label,
CONDITION: Very Good; spine and margins of back wrap faded, has not been opened.
16170
$25.00
Mother Goose (Briggs, Raymond.)
/Raymond Briggs, illustrator.

A wonderfully imaginative Mother Goose that should be part of any collection.. however this is an ex-library..

New York: Coward-McCann, 1963, stated 1st US printing; blue reinforced boards with white picture of Robin the Bobbin eating a steeple, in white jacket with full coloured painting identical to boards; oblong 9.75x7.75 inches; 48 pp.
CONDITION: Good in Very Good jacket; ex-lib, some marks, intermittant light soil and reading wrinkles throughout but heavy soil on last page; in nice jacket with no chips, tears, rubs, or library signs, light soil to white back; unclipped 2.86.
7383
$15.00
20353 Walt Disney's Nursery Rhymes/ Dean's
Mother Goose (Disney, Walt, ill).
/Walt Disney Studios, illustrator.

Inside: Bambi as Jack be Nimble; Minnie as Queen of Hearts, Pluto as Little Dog Laughed, Millie/Melody nieces with as Mary and Lamb, Huey, Louey and Dewey as Three Men in a Tub, and Goofy as the astronomer viewing Twinkle Twinkle. Quite a cast! Uncommon in this condition.

A Dean's Babysafe Book, Made in Great Britain, Dean's Rag Book dog logo, #6452, copyright Walt Disney Productions, [1963]; bright full colour covers, on front Donald Duck as Humpty, on back Micky as medieval Jack Horner, inside pages are white with coloured figures and objects, 6 interior pages; oblong 7.75x8".
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, bright, clean, pinking defined, sizing has not been washed out, but softened, margins slightly toned; two small pale spots in bottom corner of Rub-a-Dub page.
20353
$135.00
20353 Walt Disney's Nursery Rhymes/ Dean's
Mother Goose (Disney, Walt, ill).
/Walt Disney Studios, illustrator.

Inside: Bambi as Jack be Nimble; Minnie as Queen of Hearts, Pluto as Little Dog Laughed, Millie/Melody nieces with as Mary and Lamb, Huey, Louey and Dewey as Three Men in a Tub, and Goofy as the astronomer viewing Twinkle Twinkle. Quite a cast! Uncommon in this condition.

A Dean's Babysafe Book, Made in Great Britain, Dean's Rag Book dog logo, #6452, copyright Walt Disney Productions, [1963]; bright full colour covers, on front Donald Duck as Humpty, on back Micky as medieval Jack Horner, inside pages are white with coloured figures and objects, 6 interior pages; oblong 7.75x8".
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, bright, clean, pinking defined, sizing has not been washed out, but softened, margins slightly toned; two small pale spots in bottom corner of Rub-a-Dub page.
20353
$135.00
21479 Little Boy Blue Kohler's Felt Toy Books Hurlbut
Mother Goose (Hurlbut, Carl, ill).
/Carl Hurlbut, illustrator

Not nearly in as bright condition as our other felt books, but a good example of how these books withstood play. Little Boy Blue Simple Simon, Little Miss Muffet, Ding, Dong, Bell, Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Old King Cole, Pat-a-Cake, Hush-a-Bye Baby, Hey! Diddle Diddle.

Akron, Ohio: Kohler & Co., no date, co by S. H. Kohler; cover with Boy Blue asleep under haystack, blue background,, on the back in a cartouche, a toy lamb with Kohler's Felt Toy Books, "The Original Felt Books; three sheets of felt sewn together making ten interior pages; 4.8x6.8"; np.
Good Minus; no names or other marks, felt is quite darkened inside and out, minor spots on most pages and extensive water stain on two facing pages, page folding uneven.
21479
$45.00
21555 12 Mother Goose pamphlets, Jessie Willcox Smith/Colgate.
Mother Goose (Jessie Willcox Smith)
/JWS, illustrator.

Beautiful little booklets on high quality paper with pictures from the large Willcox Mother Goose book, which appeared in the same year.. These twelve titles, not the later four booklets, were originally issued in a plain cardboard box with a little boxed tube of Colgate's Ribbon Dental cream: we'll include a Christmas 1920 Colgate ad for this set of 12 "books". Apparently this Colgate offer was continued for quite a few years, but the booklets are both fragile and interesting for children which must account for their scarcity.

Email us for complete list of 24 rhymes and individual pictures.

 

Good Housekeeping, (1914), 12 booklets each with two poems, cover with picture from first poem in full colour with gold titles and borders, baby holding Cashmere Bouquet talcum and ad for Colgate on back, highlighted in gold; inside covers are Colgate toothpaste ads; oblong 5.25x3.5"; 8 pp. each.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus, no names, no spine splits, no bumped corners, spine crease rubbed on some, tiny rubs on corners of most, Mufffet has 3/8" margin pull tear on cover, gilt titles rubbed on Hush-a-Bye, darkening a bit but flat and clean. Stored in a sturdy commercial black cloth box for safekeeping, with accompanying ad.
21555
$960.00
19828 Baby's Mother Goose. by Charlotte Steiner 1947.
Mother Goose (Steiner, Charlotte, ill).
/Charlotte Steiner, illustrator.

Very appealing primary colour illustrations on white by Steiner, who did many of the early Peggy Cloth-Books. (Do not confuse this with the Platt and Munk 60's Peggy Cloth Book Baby's Mother Goose) This has charming pictures for eight rhymes carefully printed in bright inks with exact register. 7.5x8.5.

Peggy Cloth-Books, 1947, "Peggy Book No 4 Copr. 1947" an early copy, pinked, with a blue border and a yellow grommet in the spine, a little boy in blue overalls offering a red flower to a duck in a bonnet; 8 interior pages; oblong 8.5x7.5".
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, flat-lying, pinked edges only a little frayed, limp as book has been washed, large very pale spot on white background on front, dark half in sq. spot on lower margin of back, otherwise clean. A tiny crease nick on first page.
19828
$75.00
20442 Mother Goose Wendy Watson
Mother Goose (Watson, Wendy)
/WW, illustrator.

Many short poems, sometimes 6 to a spread, each with a little drawing.

New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard 1989, stated 1st, nl; shiny boards with Mother Goose reading to two children under some trees while the dog steals the sausage, on back forest animals observe the scene, in jacket identical to boards; 8.25x11.2; 160 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good Plus jacket; no names or other marks, pages clean and unwrinkled, binder's bump on lower front corner of book and jacket, small bumps to top corners, otherwise very nice; unclipped 19.95.
20442
$14.00
My Son John. (Frampton, David)
Mother Goose - Aylesworth, Jim, editor. (Frampton, David)
/David Frampton, illustrator.

Although the text serves to illustrate how difficult it is to copy the inspired inanity of Mother Goose, the design is marvellous, with hand lettered white verse against background on one side and bold oilcoloured woodcuts on the other.

Holt, 1994, 1st printing. 9.4x11.4; c 30 pp.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no flaws, as new; unclipped 15.95.
10142
$10.00
A Cat Came Fiddling and other Rhymes of Childhood. (Irene Haas, illus).
Mother Goose - Kapp, Paul, adapter (Irene Haas, illus).
/Irene Hass, illustrator.

Fifty-seven nonsense verses and nursery rhymes with new music by Kapp of which Burl Ives says in his introduction "it sounds as though it had never been written, only been sung." Amusing illustrations and very simple piano accompaniments.

Harcourt, Brace, & World, 1966/1956. Brown cloth, 8.4x10.3; 80 pp.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good Plus jacket; in dw with 2 one inch tears, one two inch badly wrinkled tear on back, other edgewear; unclipped 3.00.
13003
$30.00
21572 Chapbook JackandJill McLoughlin Publisher
Mother Goose.
.

Jack and Jill give and take as they make seesaws and swings and tangle with the sow. It seems very early for this boisterous little girl! Wonderful book...

New York: McLoughlin Bro's, 71 & 73 Duane Street, Uncle Toby's Series, (1871 or early 1872); thin pink card covers with deep pink and black titles and illustration; 8 pages, 4 bright litho illustrations, 4.75x5.5".
CONDITION: Very Good; stamp from A. Rice Musical Instruments and Watches, Rondout N. Y., (used as an advertising booklet); office location/Rondout merged with Kingston in 1872, thus attributed date; covers water spotted in a few places, tiny corner bumps, occasional pale foxing, lithos bright and clean.
21572
$55.00
21842 Baby's Mother Goose Peggy/Platt 1960s
Mother Goose.
/anon, illustrator.

Bright illustrations with some registers not accurate, perhaps intentional. Although this states "Peggy" the artwork is unrelated to Steiner's cloth Mother Goose, six of the same rhymes though.

New York: Platt & Munk Publishers, a Peggy Cloth Book, Questor, Printed in Taiwan #6804; 1960's; 4 folded pinked cloth sheets and illustrations in primary colours, chubby Mother Goose on yellow gander on top, top stitched zig-zag spine, oblong, 8.5x7.5"; 6 interior cloth pages.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, bright and clean with sizing intact and pinking sharp.
21842
$25.00
21572 Chapbook JackandJill McLoughlin Publisher
Mother Goose.
.

Jack and Jill give and take as they make seesaws and swings and tangle with the sow. It seems very early for this boisterous little girl! Wonderful book...

New York: McLoughlin Bro's, 71 & 73 Duane Street, Uncle Toby's Series, (1871 or early 1872); thin pink card covers with deep pink and black titles and illustration; 8 pages, 4 bright litho illustrations, 4.75x5.5".
CONDITION: Very Good; stamp from A. Rice Musical Instruments and Watches, Rondout N. Y., (used as an advertising booklet); office location/Rondout merged with Kingston in 1872, thus attributed date; covers water spotted in a few places, tiny corner bumps, occasional pale foxing, lithos bright and clean.
21572
$55.00
Rhymes and Ballads of London. (Carole Tate)
Mother Goose. (Carole Tate)
/Carole Tate, illustrator.

Rhymes about London, some new, some old, in bright pictorial boards, illustrated all around, without the jacket..

Scroll, 1973/1971, 1st printing US. 10.2x8.6; c 26 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; slight corner bumps.
8816
$8.00
17391 Tom Tom the Piper's Son Kohler's Felt Toy Books Hurlbut.
Mother Goose. (Hurlbut, Carl].)
/Carl Hurlbut, illustrator.

Such an amazing idea! The thin, fine felt takes the print quite clearly and makes a nice light little book, if a bit dull on the cover. Ten nursery rhymes with lively illustrations.

Akron, Ohio: Kohler & Co, no date, co by S. H. Kohler; cover with Tom piping to lamb dancing in a grey pasture with blue sky and clouds, on the back in a cartouche, a toy lamb with Kohler's Felt Toy Books, "The Original Felt Books; three sheets of felt sewn together making ten interior pages; 4.8x6.8"; np.
Good Plus; no names or other marks, felt on all pages has probably darkened esp. front, a trace of the 3/8" spot on first two pages is visible on front, tiny nick on back to white, edges dark,, no tears, creases, or thinning.
17391
$240.00
Will Moses' Mother Goose.
Mother Goose. (Moses, Will)
/Will Moses, illustrator.

A little illustration with each poem and marvellous spreads of a Mother Goose landscape.

New York: Philomel, 2003, 1st printing; full colour illustrated shiny boards with a Mother Goose landscape, oblong 11.5x9.5; 61 pp including index.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no names, no flaws, as new, not a remainder unclipped 17.99.
16007
$25.00
The Mother Goose Book - Provensen
Mother Goose. (Provensen, Alice and Martin)
/Alice & Martin Provensen, illustrator.

Traditional illustrations by the Provensen's in warm colours. First printing, without jacket. New York Times Best Illustrated.

Random House, 1976, 1st printing. 9.5x12.5, 60 pages. Tan boards, white cloth spine and panels, flowered endpapers.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; gift inscription, some reading wrinkles, in slightly soiled boards with corners bumped.
7255
$15.00