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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

 

History of an Apple Pie.

History of an Apple Pie.

Within, red and white pictures on a black background which accentuate the comic characters of the poem. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

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$85.00

 

19785  Toy Animal ABC small Dean's

Toy Animal ABC

A small book with attractive animals in bright colours: a wind up mouse, a Jemima Puddleduck, a carved Noah's Ark ox, a rocking horse, a googlyeyed kitten, several stuffed animals on wheels, and some others standing on squeezable platforms (noisemakers?).

$125.00

 

20574 Walt Disney's A B C  cloth book

Walt Disney's A B C

Bright little figures and big coloured letters, with almost all the Disney figures, arranged two letters per figure (G galloping H horse = Goofy galloping on a horse.)

$65.00

 

22579 Child's First Alphabet Book

Child's First Alphabet Book

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.

 

$375.00

 

21851 ClaussPrimer

Clauss Primer, Mother Goose

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. 

$175.00

 

21898 In Town ABC Raphael Tuck Publishers, Field and Farm Series

In Town ABC.

Some glimpses of turn of the century dog breeds in this ABC: poodle, bulldogs, terriers, dachshunds, young Saint or Landseer puppy and some sweet kittens, too.

$0.00

 

In the Garden ABC Raphel Tuck, Father Tuck's "The Field and Farm"

In the Garden ABC.

All charming scenes of children and animals in nature in the summer... except the last, XYZ Father Christmas is near, Goodbye to the flowers, Winter is here.

$95.00

 

An American ABC/Petersham.

An American ABC.

O is for Old Glory. Q is for Quakers. R is for Redskins. S is for South America and Simon Bolivar. A little essay on each.

$85.00

 

The Alphabet Tree/Lionni

The Alphabet Tree/Lionni

When the wind scattered the frightened letters from their leaves, a funny bug taught them to make words and stick together, "But not good enough," said the purple caterpillar. "You must say something Important". NOTE: This book has been sold.

$42.00

 

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