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22195 Willie P. Shelton's Books, homemade spines and stitches.

Willie P. Shelton's Books, A little boy's library 1870s.

A little child's library, much loved and all in absolutely terrible condition. Clearly Bad Boy Bob was Willie's favorite! And no wonder. Note the glasses Willie has added to all the boys in the center spread. Someone, perhaps Willie's sister, has attempted to repair the damage by covering all the book spines, and even a long tear, with strips of patterned material of the day, as well as taking large orange stitches in the tears. A charming glimpse into the world of children and books almost 150 years ago. Institutional discount.

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$65.00

 

17466 Sleepy ABC Brown illus Slobodkina

Sleepy ABC.

A lovely book with wonderful deep colours. The text from each letter is repeated on a page at the end and makes a touching goodnight poem.

$165.00

 

History of an Apple Pie.

History of an Apple Pie.

Within, red and white pictures on a black background which accentuate the comic characters of the poem. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

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$85.00

 

14031 Salesman's Dummy, Good Times at Home

Salesman's Dummy, Good Times at Home

Salesman's Dummy: Good Times at Home/Roosevelt's African Trip/The Story of Our Presidents from Roosevelt to Taft/Sunday Half Hours with the Children/Christmas Joys for Little Girls and Boys and Alphabet in Colours.Quite a view of turn-of-the-century home entertainment!

In the latter part of 18th c America and beyond, these samples were a commmon way to engage potential customers in direct subscription sales, and their visual appeal was important.

Many more images on our home computer, please ask.

$115.00

 

19785  Toy Animal ABC small Dean's

Toy Animal ABC

A small book with attractive animals in bright colours: a wind up mouse, a Jemima Puddleduck, a carved Noah's Ark ox, a rocking horse, a googlyeyed kitten, several stuffed animals on wheels, and some others standing on squeezable platforms (noisemakers?).

$125.00

 

22579 Child's First Alphabet Book

Child's First Alphabet Book

Two ABCs bound together with a memorable Rountree cover plate and many funny endpaper drawings by Lang Campbell, including Uncle Wiggily. Both alphabets have the look of thinner reproductions of prewar chromolithographs (which, if true, would have been Graham & Matlack.)

Bird and Animal ABC: Spreads of six or seven wonderful coloured illustrations of letters/animals in their habitats, followed by spreads with little drawings and information about animals in the same letter groups.

Nursery Rhyme Book ABC: More elaborate turn of the century style lithos, full illustrations with Frances Brundage style children, also with six or seven letters/rhymes followed by larger line drawings with green touches.

All in all a large book in nice condition. More images available.

 

$375.00

 

21851 ClaussPrimer

Clauss Primer, Mother Goose

An alphabet/Mother Goose advertising booklet, with two large red letters and their full pictures and rhymes on every page, the drawings rather stiff but nicely coloured. Each traditional rhyme works in a Clauss product: Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?/Speak a little louder, sir. I am hard of hearing./Old woman, old woman, the shears were made by Clauss (fancy script)/Thank you, kind sir, you may leave them at my house. 

$175.00

 

19624 ABC Petits Contes by LeMaitre, ill JOB

ABC Petits Contes.

Nearing the end of his life, LeMaitre, a beloved French writer for children, worked on a collection of child-tested stories that would form an alphabet, some original, some adapted from Anderson, Perrault, and others. World War One delayed the publication of this volume, so this beautiful book was published after the author's death. What a pleasure to see a book illustrated by JOB for little children!

$225.00

 

The Fairy Alphabet by Frances Y. Cory and also F. Y. Cory Fairy Series, 12 card

The Fairy Alphabet Cory

Book: An alphabet painted gradually by Cory (1877- 1972), which was not published until long after her death. This is the second, more colourful, of two recent publications. The Fairy Alphabet, painted during her cartoon period of the late 20's though the mid 50's while she was a Montana rancher with a large happy family, shows at first glance the delicate style of her turn of the century paintings and illustrations. But look more closely at those voluptuous fairies and funny elves! Cory's work has its own stamp: "too brazen" as she said, for St. Nicholas. Thus the small illustrations on the cards appear more traditional than the larger ones of the book, although they are reproductions of identical paintings. So, Cards: Lovely, fairy cards, blank inside, produced by the publishing company of Cory's grandson. Contained in a plastic sleeve with envelopes and an interesting biography.

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$25.00

 

Flower Fairy Alphabet. by Cicely Mary Barker. Modern Blackie reprint.

Flower Fairy Alphabet.

An attractive little book with quite good modern reproductions by the original publisher on matte paper. A nice present for a little girl who likes fairies. Note: This book has been sold.

$8.00

 

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