Black Beauty by Sewell, Altemus edition, ca 1915.

Black Beauty, Altemus edition.

Quite a beautiful copy with unsigned coloured plates. The top board plate seems to be from the John Beer illustration, minus the park railings, in the 1894 Jarrold's edition. Altemus published numerous versions of Black Beauty, this one is not often found.



Contes des Fees Illustres (Perrault). Lefevre, Guerin, ca. 1895.

Les Contes des Fees Illustres.

A simply beautiful little gift book, containing la Belle au bois dormant; le Petit chaperon rouge, la Barbe-bleu, le Maitre chat, les Fees, Cendrillon, Riquet a la houppe, le Petit Poucet, Peau d'ane, les Souhaits ridicules, l'Adroite Princess. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Moominsummer Madness. Tove Jansson. Walck 1961 1st US printing.

Moominsummer Madness.

"The Moomin family keeps finding itself swept into marvelous adventures and extraordinary encounters, all of which it faces with characteristic imperturbability." Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

We try to keep Moomins in stock and at the time of this writing have two others, less expensive. Use the Search.



22602 Small Rountree Alice

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.

One volume of both Alice stories, not abridged, A very compact little book but with pleasant sized type and many illustrations. A nice present for a traveller.



22291 Tulifäntchen der Zvergheld. - Immerman/ /Elsa Eisgruber.

Tulifäntchen der Zvergheld.

Retold for children: "A satirical verse epic in three parts by K. L. Immermann, published in 1830. It tells the story of a valiant little knight, the son of Don Tulifant"



22312 Liebe Kindlein, kauft ein! - Goethe et all/Nussbaumer, 1950

Liebe Kindlein, kauft ein!

Short poems from Goethe, Fredrich Büll, Heinrich Hoffmann von Pallersleben, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Johannes Trojan, C. Reineth, Wilhelm Hey, Peter Cornelius, Christian Morgenstern, and traditional rhymes. Bright, flat illustrations with fine black outline.



22322 Grimms Märchen. /Frans von Pocci and Leopold Völlinge, US-E 112r 1944

Grimms Märchen.

Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Rose Red and Foundling-Bird. Bright little coloured pictures in text throughout.



21596 Travels into Several Remote Nations (Gulliver's Travels) by Swift.

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.

Children have taken Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and the Houyhnhnms as their own for several centuries: for them it is an imaginative and entertaining collection of travel voyages. The vague little maps, usually omitted from children's versions, add interest to this 18th c reprint. A nice special gift. Note: This book has been sold.



20399 Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Taft Hotel

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, (Taft Hotel Edition)

An attractive novelty Alice, on pulp paper, appears to be 20s to early 30's from decor, but these were published over many decades. Other titles, all in yellow-orange, were Murder at the Rue Morgue, A Study in Scarlet, Last of the Mohicans... "When the Taft was built in 1926, it was one of the premier tourist hotels in the city. The Roxy Theater opened next door the following year, and the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue at 50th Street helped provide steady business." NYT: After a shabby period, it was reborn in the 90s as the Michaelangelo Hotel. It's easy to be nostalgic about a hotel that gave out complimentary books! Note: This book has been sold.



20083 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Bessie Pease Gutmann

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A lovely gift copy must have been simultaneous with the Dodge edition, with all 10 plates. Mylar jacket. Note: This book has been sold.



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