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Puff! Puff! Dean's Rag Book 1905. [in print 1904 - 1910]

Puff! Puff!

Interesting pictures: A Snowed Up Train in Canada. New Zealand, One of the First Engines, One of the Latest Cars; an electric railway; a mountain railway and airship, Off for a Spin in the Motor, an African Train; Cleaning the Signal Lamp.

$95.00

 

My Indestructible Pet Book by Uncle Herbert.

My Indestructible Pet Book.

Each page has a large print primer story.
"Do you see this dog with a bell?
He must be a very nice dog to ring the bell all alone.
I hope the maid will let him in.."
The fine linen allows for detail in the woodcuts. An early and interesting cloth book.

$25.00

 

Tick-a-Tock.

Tick-a-Tock.

Turn of the century children go through the day from 7 AM to 6 PM in rhyme.

$95.00

 

The Cow Picture Book. anon. New York: McLoughlin Bros. Inc., #1314, no date. ca

The Cow Picture Book.

A serious cow on the cover: Mostly about Guernsey and Holstein cows, with some sheep and goats. Pictures are from the turn of the century, not in World Cat and scarce.

$125.00

 

14317 The Animals' School-treat Clifton Bingham / Cecil Aldin

The Animals' School-Treat.

It was a lovely summer day/That Doctor Leo rose to say/"My pupils dress up nice and neat./And you shall have a grand school-treat" And off they all go in brakes and waggons for a day in the country! A treasure in any condition.

Cecil Aldin, the animal artist and humorist, builds on the wit of Bingham's verses. The animals' expressions are a delight. An early Ragbook produced with fine artwork and writing. Aldin, already an established illustrator, received 10 times the fee of any previous artist and went on to produce several wonderful rag books for Deans. (Cope)

 

$135.00

 

19598 Sunbonnet Babies Dean's Rag

Sunbonnet Babies (Dean's Rag)

Little poems and pictures on each page: Fishing, Skipping, Cricket, Having Tea, Hide and Seek. "Sunbonnet Babies is one of the latest and cleverest of Dean's well-known rag books" The Stationer, Oct. 1908. The early 20th c Sunbonnet Baby craze included this cloth book, which is scarce today. Very little information is to be found on the book itself. See Peter and Dawn Cope's reference.

 

$350.00

 

20931 A Bow-Wow Book. /Stanley Tyreman Berkeley, ill Dean's

A Bow-Wow Book.

Dogs in action: On the cover, the title encircled by a leash and a white and tan Borzoi, Russian Wolfhound, curled around a terrier type dogs with large upright ears, on the back two black and tan puppies with huge feet, pages comprise: 3 bulldogss "Types of English beauty", a Landseer Newfoundland who has just rescued a doll from the ocean, two setters (English?) guarding a dead pheasant, a fox terrier saying "Good Morning" to a horse, 3 intense terriers staring down a hole, two Great Danes "Warranted 'Quiet to Drive'", a spread with hitched "Esquimaux dogs used for Arctic Sledging", The Poodle's Toilet, Greyhounds Racing, four hound puppies up to mischief, and on the last page miserable puppies with bows in a wicker basket "Home From the Wash." Berkeley, an accomplished artist who died as this book was being published, created the famous company logo.

$85.00

 

Little Pets Linen ABC.

Little Pets Linen ABC.

A first primer, with three examples of each initial letter sound in the small pictures "Quaker, Quail, Quiver" and CVC words and sentences to practice on, ending with a simple story. The front cover gives an interesting message about the value of learning to read!

$40.00

 

Dog Toby by Bingham.

Dog Toby by Himself.

An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dog show.

$195.00

 

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