Nister

20312 The Land of Long Ago by Weedon, pub. by Nister.

The Land of Long Ago, a Visit to Fairyland.

Humpty Dumpty escorts two children to the other side of a high brick wall at the bottom of the garden and into fairyland, where nursery rhyme and story characters await. Beautiful scenes can be let down to show Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, There Was an Old Woman, and Beauty and the Beast. (Hunt p. 337) The pop-up mechanisms are designed so that young children can operate them.

$600.00

 

20413 LifeandAdventuresofGeneralSpooley by Falls.

The Life and Adventures of General Spooley.

Already a little tree with a glorious future in mind, our tree witnesses a Great War (Civil War) battle with a victorious Union Army. He decides that he wants to become a general, so he grows straight and tall. He is chosen for toy shop lumber and becomes the leader of 11 wooden soldiers for Tommy's Christmas. His excellent discipline and strategy ensure Tommy's victories, and even when some of his men are worn and lost, he is promoted to General and put in charge of a successful army of spools. Then as Tommy grows up, General Spooley helps him with his studies and accompanies him to his base, meeting the original General as an old man. A happy ending ensues for them both, unlike the fate of Andersen's tree. An odd, original book, by a military expert, with rather primitive but charming and colourful chromos, not in Hunt.

$225.00

 

20237 When Mother Was a Little Girl by Blanchard, Ida Waugh illus.

When Mother Was a Little Girl.

Poems liberally illustrated, with the subjects sometimes posed, at other times more spontaneous, including a poem about children pretending to be three bears in the grown ups' heavy coats! Always in Nister's beautiful deepest colours. According to the Hunts, probably one of the last books Ernest Nister himself supervised before his death on 1909.
$600.00

 

Merry Legs the Story of a Gee-Gee.

Altogether, a darling little book.

$75.00

 

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