Play Books

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

 

21908 Parabaik Myanmar Burma Tattoo Pattern Book

Parabaik Myanmar Burma Folding Tattoo Pattern Book, Leporello double sided 72", 27 images.

Parabaiks like these were produced as sample tattoo books. From the British museum, manuscript similar to ours: "The manuscript is a digest of tattoo designs for a potential client to choose from, and would have been used by the tattooer to advertise his range of work." The traditional tattoos had religious or magical powers and both protected the wearer and gave him strength.

This book has 27 different tattoos, black outlined coloured drawings surrounded by text, some on double spreads and some single pages: elephants brandishing swords, goddesses riding tigers, magical birds, and creatures bearing magic squares and circles, fish, chicken headed snakes, and circles of lizards and many animals with human or goddess heads.

Yes, this is a strange book for a children's site, but in fact it was sold to us as a "Victorian colouring book" (true!)

$1,250.00

 

Camping Spree of Kiddies Three, Dods/Margaret Evans Price,ill Stecher (1916)

The Camping Spree of Kiddies Three.

A resolutely cheerful poem about family camping, quite fun, with sweet pictures in lovely colours.

$95.00

 

22603 My LIfe  Story by Ted Bear.

My Life Story.

A very huggable bear cub with his tongue sticking out tells his story from the time his mother lost him to his permanent residence in the zoo. The flap lifts to reveal the underside of the bear's muzzle. One of a series of Gabriel Life Stories which includes P. Uppy and E. Lephant.

 

$150.00

 

22597 Take the Children by Dorothy King

Take the Children.

Originally written in 1945, as children who had been evacuated during World War II were returning home. In a realistic story, six European children lose their name tags on their voyage home from North America. The child reader can help return the little figures to their home country pages. An amusing subplot runs through, of the children exploring the ocean liner and then growing increasingly tired of their trip. The country pages have pictorial maps and illustrations; all but the French and English children are in traditional clothing.

More images available.

$95.00

 

21503 Little Mischief Makers Levering

The Little Mischief Makers.

"A Story in 3 Parts: 1.They Play Pelicans. with the help of some flypaper and pillow feathers. 2. They Raid the Pantry and get sticky jam all over themselves.. 3.Their Adventure with Billy." 

 

"And so through kindness, nothing more, they let the goat come in the door." Funny, cheerful little children in the style of Beatrice Mallet. 

$75.00

 

22512 Stick'em Animal Cotouts Platt & Munk, (1939)

Stick'em Animal Cutouts.

Cheerful animals in stylish garb, by an unknown artist. Going to the circus, tucked in bed, swinging high, and having a picnic. A lovely large printing of this book in gift condition.

$55.00

 

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Toy Book. McLoughlin.

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Toy Book.

Constructed with 4 pages of text on front and back (poem and story); inset in these is a one sided full colour proscenium with orchestra players below and empty theater boxes, inset in this is a booklet of eight pages and within each spread of this booklet both a smaller and larger strip, making 13 pages of bright and detailed full chromolitho illustrations as the pages and strips are turned. Delightful!

$185.00

 

20211 The Angora Twinnies by Price.

The Angora Twinnies.

The Twinnies lived in Newfoundland, and played in the warm suits their mammy knit them, on the beautiful swing their daddy made them that "could swoop right over the sea." Though the seagulls tried to get them to fly away south to fairyland, they consulted their parents first.

$60.00

 

10581 Little Tommy Stuffin by Henry C. Tinsley.

Little Tommy Stuffin.

"A Christmas Story for Bad Little Boys" and a tongue in cheek story about how Kris Kringle cured spoiled Tommy Stuffin with a hot mustard plaster. The author was the coeditor of the Staunton Vindicator and a journalist for his entire career. After his death in 1902, his Observations of a Retired Veteran (Civil War) and this book, which had appeared as newspaper columns, were published by a small publisher in book form. The Observations "possess in marked degree the unusual quality of a winning humor coupled with the pathos that is often humor's most exquisite accompaniment; and ... they combine a shrewd if homely wit with a profound knowledge of the workings of the human heart." from the affectionate introduction to Observations by his long time friend.

$75.00

 

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