rag books

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

 

Our Pretty Birds. Homewood Publishing, 1902.

Our Pretty Birds.

An unusually beautiful linen bird book with fine paintings and detailed, labeled drawings and chromos. Both the paintings and the drawings appear to be by a single artist, whose signature I cannot find. The book begins with an alphabet poem of birds A to Z "Zebra Waxbill, whom I don't suppose you've seen." The many English birds are identified. Scarce. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$95.00

 

Fuzzy Friends, Irma Wilde, ill.

Fuzzy Friends.

Very bright big 40's baby animals.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$55.00

 

Our House, Josephine Wilkinson, ill. Dean's Rag Books.

Our House.

A red-roofed, timber framed house on the front, with the garage doors open to show the red car in the back, inside, the kitchen, LR, child's BR, and bath, all cozy in primary colours.  JW created stylish baby books for Dean's that are worth collecting, and inexpensive. Note: This book has been sold.

$10.00

 

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.

$115.00

 

Farmyard Favorites.

Farmyard Favorites.

The fine linen has a glazed finish resembling oilcloth which lends itself well to deeply coloured chromolithos and sepia line drawings. In colour: a ewe and her lamb on the cover, a cat with a fine dish, cows in a pasture, sheep in the sunshine, a St. Bernard in the snow, a racing collie.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$45.00

 

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

 

Mother Goose Rhymes. (Clara Burd)

Bright full pictures that are really brought out by the glazed linen. This Book has been SOLD.

$155.00

 

19839 Santa Claus and his Works by Webster, illus. Thomas Nast.

Santa Claus and his Works.

These pictures just make me smile every time I look at them! Nast is supposed to have invented the modern human sized Santa, and his Harpers pictures from 1862 on reflect that. But in the book, Santa is as big as he needs to be at the moment. So we see him climbing up the Christmas tree on a ladder and peering in his account books on his tiptoes, but looking fairly normal-sized as he starts down a chimney (a copy of the earliest Harper's drawing). A treasure, in lovely condition.
Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$650.00

 

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