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22183 The Snowman Peggy Cloth Book 102, 1959

The Snowman. Peggy Cloth Book 102, 1959, Sweet book!

A little gem. "There he stood and smiled all day. He smiled at the birds. He smiled at the Rabbit. He smiled at the boys and girls who passed him on their way to school"... but he was lonely so he made friends with the sun. "Until all that was left of him was the smile in the puddle on the ground and it kept right on smiling And Smiling And Smiling..." Sweet, amusing pictures by the artist of "Let's See the ABC" Very hard to find.

$120.00

 

Birds and Animals. McLoughlin, 1920's.

Birds and Animals.

A beautiful big book, with what I would assume are older chromolithos inside, a bit fainter than the birds on the cover. The sepia pictures are very nice, all by the same anonymous artist. This large book is constructed with half folio sheets glued together, rather than folded sheets.

$85.00

 

Favourites. (Dean's Rag Books 6325/1)

Favourites.

A dog, a goat, a duckling, a goose, a horse, and two guinea pigs, all with farmland backgrounds. Just right!

$55.00

 

Tots' Toys Dean's Rag Book #356.

Tots' Toys.

Toy pictures in bright primary colours in a cute little book.

$95.00

 

Farmyard Book. Dean's Rag Book #282.

Farmyard Book.

Sweet paintings by a Dean's artist, AE Kennedy, whose animals are particularly full of personality: two ducks, a St. Bernard puppy, two robins, two guinea pigs and a carrot, a wistful cow, and two lambkins This copy with a lighter and greener sky than the Cope's. Scarce.

Albert Ernest Kennedy (1883 - 1962) was a prolific illustrator of children's animal books from a family involved in the arts. His younger brother Cecil was a noted painter of landscapes and flowers (his grandfather is said to have worked with Corot.) Printed cloth is a rough medium, yet Kennedy's animals all have well defined individual movement and personality.

$115.00

 

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

 

17391 Tom Tom the Piper's Son Kohler's Felt Toy Books Hurlbut.

Tom, Tom the Piper's Son. (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)

Such an amazing idea! The thin, fine felt takes the print quite clearly and makes a nice light little book, if a bit dull on the cover. Ten nursery rhymes with lively illustrations.

$240.00

 

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