America

16485 Stevie, John Steptoe 1965

Stevie, John Steptoe.1965, 1st. Artist's first book at 19.

The first book by a brilliant young painter, beautifully illustrated in heavy black line and glowing colour, and told in a softened version of NYC African American dialect. Steptoe's was a new voice in children's books at the time.

$60.00

 

The New York Colony.

The author has worked in the State Historical Society and has created museum exhibits, and therefore includes interesting and accurate details. Note This book has been sold.

$4.00

 

The High Voyage.

Based on the section of Fernando Columbus's biography which describes his father's fourth voyage, both an adventure tale with the whims of a medieval epic and a devoted son's tribute to the genius and bitterness of his father.

$8.00

 

Ocean-Born Mary.

The story of a real colonial woman, born during a passage from Ireland to New England on a pirate ship. Her house and the brocade given to her mother by the pirate to keep for a wedding gown still exist, as do many stories about her. Note: This book has been sold.

$42.00

 

Birthday.

Javaka's family has left America for a " 'fantasied situation, happening in no particular place' where people live together in harmony and dignity" (flap). It's his birthday .. time for a party! Thick outlines define the deep, bright colours.

$8.00

 

17664 The Star-Spangled Banner illus Spier.

The Star-Spangled Banner.

The National Anthem illustrated by Spier, with F S Key's essay on the anthem appended, also the words set to music; also, envelope containing 17" x 24" poster,"suitable for framing." SIGNED by the artist on the title page. Note: This book has been SOLD

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$35.00

 

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