winter

22476 Reward of Merit four cards Greenaway

Reward of Merit Cards, set of four tiny cards by Kate Greenaway. circa 1890, Children's walk in winter.

Very sweet little children, warmly dressed in muffs and scarves and giant hats, take a winter walk with a compliant puppy. Tiny little cards that came to us in a small, darkening Brentano's envelope post 1905 at least. On the envelope, handwritten in ink, "4 honor cards by Kate Greenaway, about 1890, not recorded in Spielmann". (but  they are in Schuster #293, picture pg 200 and Thompson p 296.) The maroon bonnets are identical to those in the Schuster images. The pictures may be familiar because a coloured plate was included in the Kate Greenaway Birthday Book (Routledge 1880).

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$85.00

 

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.

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$100.00

 

19622 The Battle of the Wind Gods - Varga  (Blackfoot)

The Battle of the Wind Gods.

 An original tale set among the Blackfoot people, with bright, active and almost comical illustrations, in which the North Wind refuses to leave and the South Wind lures him into the warm teepee, melts his fearsome cape, and wins the battle.

$35.00

 

11632 The Snow House by Johnston, ill Marion Downer.

The Snow House.

The simple family joys of being snowed in, sensitively illustrated with brown objects and letters and blue sky, which turns turquoise at the height of the fun. "All night it snowed. The flakes fell quietly, deeper and deeper." Written in California.

$55.00

 

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