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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

 

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

 

A Bible ABC by Alice Hogarth 1941/1941 2nd.

A Bible ABC

A very simple little book with elegant prints in the style of linoleum block or even silk screen. Grace Hogarth was a children's book editor on both sides of the Atlantic. A favorite from my childhood. Note: This book has been sold.

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$42.00

 

ABC Fun: The Alphabet Party. Advertizing booklet.

ABC Fun: The Alphabet Party.

The Alphabet Party: It was the Holiday Season and Ethel and Charles Bright were about to turn seven. Their mother proposed a toy party. Each little guest should meet her at the toy department of a big store, look over the toys, and make up a poem. The best poet would get the pick of toys. "After they got home, the children, with the help of their elders, made up their rhymes", and took the poems to read at the twins' birthday party. A very jolly red and green party book with great illustrations of 26 turn of the century toys: gramophones, wind-up lobsters, velocipedes, rubber elephants, racing cars.... Lively, bright illustrations and poems. Just the thing to encourage shopping and Christmas gift lists!

$150.00

 

On Market Street.

On Market Street.

An alphabet of fine line inked coloured drawings, each letter illustrated with goods the narrator can purchase on Market Street. Inspired by a Children's Book Week poster created by Anita Lobel in 1977. Caldecott Honor Book. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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$34.00

 

An American ABC/Petersham.

An American ABC.

O is for Old Glory. Q is for Quakers. R is for Redskins. S is for South America and Simon Bolivar. A little essay on each.

$85.00

 

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