22525 Santa's Circus in box. White Plains Greeting Card Corp. Copyright 1952

Santa's Circus.

Unique in that every toy is completely present and in perfect condition... even the life saver retains its cellophane wrap and has not stuck to the opposite page as is usually the case. The magic pencil and the clown clicker nose are present! Ellie Elephant's 60 year old balloon "trunk" has hardened, not sticky, and thus there is no damage to the facing text. A beautiful example of the novelty books of the 40's and 50's designed to be used as toys.



Christmas Carols for Young Children.

Christmas Carols for Young Children.

It is a pleasure to see these images, although the colour seems dulled compared to early 20th c illustrations.



At Christmas Time by Worth, illus by Frasconi.

At Christmas Time.

Christmas "Tree Lot/Weary of glare And clatter, Slush and exhaust,/We stop for breath In this hushed Miraculous grove,/Haunted by scents Of distant Forests and hills/And a ghostly Unforgettable Savor of happiness."About 50 poems. Coloured woodcuts by a master. (Much more easily appreciated if the jpg is opened to full screen. Just click on the photo.)



Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve.

Ever assertive, Flora comes down from her attic on Christmas Eve and greets Santa Claus, who asks her to fill in for a missing Christmas present. But what to wear? All goes well, and, as always, Flora finds a loving child. Note: This book has been sold.



Miss Flora McFlimsey and the Baby New Year.

Miss Flora McFlimsey and the Baby New Year.

Flora McFlimsey is feeling lonely on New Year's Eve. Everyone else is at a party but Flora and her cat weren't invited. Then she finds a little baby on the doorstep, and feeds him and rocks him until 12 midnight, when...
Note: This book has been sold.



Miss Flora McFlimsey's Easter Bonnet.

Miss Flora McFlimsey's Easter Bonnet.

Flora and the others are dressing for a party. Since Flora has nothing new to wear, the rabbit 's mother makes a hat for her, including holes for the ears. Flora's shyness is treated so gently! Several pages of script and drawings. Note: This book has been sold.



22584 A Trip To Gingerbread Land Einar Nerman

A Trip to Gingerbread Land.

Greta and Peter are supposed to form their balls of Lucia's Day gingerbread dough into cookies, but instead they eat them! A marvellous fantasy/dream of Gingerbread Land follows, at first the adventure is delightful. But, as the night wears on, and the KIng and Queen treat the polite children to more and more cookies, the experience becomes almost frightening!! And did the gingerbread goat wink at them the next morning?

A cheerful and amusing book by a major Swedish artist who is known for his caricatures, as well as illustrations for music covers. He has provided illustrations for Selma Lagerlöf and Andersen, and, with Tenggren and Bauer, for the Bland Tomtar och Trolls books, Nerman's interpretations being particularly wild.  A familiar story to Swedish children, where gingerbread animals that come to life are a "pervasive visual motif" (Cotsen). Republished several times in Swedish from the 1934 original,  but scarce in English.



22313 Den Kleinen Gästen - Venzky̋/Hans Krieg. (1923)

Den kleinen Gästen bei fröhlichen Festen! : des Jahres und des Lebens frohe Feste

Four line poems on every page of a child's holidays and events through the year, with pictures bordered by yellow frame The little children are large scale within the frames and very tenderly depicted.



Witch, Goblin, and Ghost's Book of Things to Do.

"Three friends show how to write a rebus, play a game, write in secret code, put on a play, and perform a magic trick." Note: This book has been SOLD.



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