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A collection of nineteen (19) "mother's helpers", published mostly from the the early to mid 1900s. Most of these booklets were either instruction manuals provided with household appliances, or short advertising pamphlets given out at stores. However along with the instructions or appliance information were printed recipes or how-to tips for mothers and wives. The items in the collection range from a rather simplistic printing in black and white, to complex color lithography. The collection has been divided up into four categories with the titles of each item included below: Instruction Manuals for Household Appliances, 6 items: Richmond Recipes and Richmond Ranges, 1899 Coleman Cookers Make Their Own Gas, 1930s The Wilcolator Cookbook, 1930s Controlled Cooking for Speedier, Tastier Dishes, 1936 Dexter Washers, 1940s Blackstone's Home Laundry Appliances, 1950s Instruction Manuals for Cooking Appliances and Utensils, 6 items: Frozen Dainties as made by The White Mountain Freezer, 1898 A Lesson Plan on Deep Fat Frying, 1924 Electric Waffle Iron Recipes, 1925 The "American" Oven Candy Fat Frying Refrigerator Thermometer, 1926 What's New in Cookery from the Mirro Test Kitchen, 1928 Sunbeam Controlled Heat Automatic Frypan, 1953 Instruction Manuals for Baking Appliances, 4 items: Universal Bread Maker, 1905 The "Universal Cake Maker, 1905 Betty Crocker's Fancy Cookies, Appetizers, and Desserts, 1950s How to Get the Most Out of Your Sunbeam Mixmaster, 1950 Miscellaneous, 3 items: How to Dye: Amateur Dyer's Guide, 1899 Cleansing Helps, Washing Soda, 1935 Egg Buyer's Guide, 1914 To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/h7js7ehHWatyfag49. A collection of 16 different trade catalogues for books and games published by Samuel Lowe Company(9 from the 1940s, 5 from the 1950s and 2 from the 1960s).  Includes painting and coloring books, games, toy books, general books, toy books and games, fall and Christmas books, Bonnie books, Sturdi-Bilt books, Doll books, Linen-Like books, Lolly Pop Easter stories, doll books, wheel toy books and more. The last catalogue May of 1962 is a folio with product line sheets including such items as sticker fun pack, clean slates, animated cartoon profiles, cloth books, paper doll books and much more.  The cover includes a lenticular eye where for the "O" in the word Lowe. With the exception of the last folio with approximately 40 sheets most are approximately 14 pp .  Each measures 11" x 8 1/2". .
This charming ABC book is from the McLoughin Brothers' Alphabet Series. The text and the illustrations of the letters are on separate pages. Each color illustration depicts the letter verse with the corresponding letter beside it. The text is in verse and written as though the letter of the alphabet is the name of the 'little person' "F for Frogs went out one day, And sat on the edge of a bog. He caught a cough, and he caught a cold, But he never caught sight of a frog" "R saw a Rat go under a bin, So he said to the rat, 'You die!' But the rat climbed out on the other side, And said, as he ran, 'Goodbye!' " Measures 8 1/8 x 6 1/8". Covers show some wear, the back cover has a signature of a previous owner and a small stain in the upper right corner. Sewing repair to the binding, there is some missing pieces of the cover along the repair. Minor penciling on two interior pages and the back cover. 12 pp alphabet book with a sentence for each letter of the alphabet; many relating to the baker and baking/eating pies.  Six (6) pages of full color illustrations --each letter a relevant image. Two page line drawn illustration of baker with fresh pie being followed by a crowd of children. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4"..
Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2. 1072 pp.cloth covers, red fore edge pages. 21 plates including frontispiece. Miniature book.  A 1200 word dictionary and phrase book that translates English to Danish to Norwegian. The last 100 pages or so act as a phrase book. Giving translates for numbers, common phrases (ex. How do you do? Or, my brother is ill), and even groups certain words together for ease of use (ex. words used at supper). At the end of the book, there are several pages that list the other language dictionaries printed by the company.  Measures 2" x 1 1/4". Minor cover & edge wear. The spine is broken in some places, but otherwise fine. The red fore edge is faded in some places.
Unnumbered pages.  Illustrated paper covers. The first section of the book provides coloring instructions on the left page and pages to color on the right.  Some pages are text explaining h which colors are to be uses; other are colored images mirroring the black and white images on the opposite page.  This section depicts whimsical fairy and anthropomorphic animal paper dolls costumes and accessories. The second section is counting down  animals  from 10 to 1.  The final section is an ABC of animals at the zoo.  Each with relevant caption. Some pages in full color others in black and white to color. Measures 7 3/4" x 10 1/2". 0 OCLC No online copies.  4/25/16.Like new condition. A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album.
6 pp. Litho on board throughout. German language. A story of what a mother makes to feed her children in the different seasons. The watercolor illustrations are by Ilse Wende-Lungershausen and are brightly colored and full of energy. As usual with her illustrations, each page showcases a brightly color image of children at play.Measures 7 1/2" x 5" . The back cover has yellow marks on it from crayon penciling. Minor edge wear. 192 pp, blind stamp covers. A brief history of the bible originally intended for a juvenile audience. Along with the text there are nearly two dozen black and white illustrations, the majority of which are portriats of the interregnal figures of the bible. Such as Adam, Noah, Abraham and Joseph. There are approximately five illustrations of various scenes from the bible such as "Samson and the Lion" and "The Crucifixion." . Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Moderate cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The back strip shows heavy wear. The front cover is partially detached from the text. The last interior page (it's blank) has a water stain on it, as well an signature from a previous owner.
Oblong, cloth backed pictorial paper-covered boards.  16 pages. 15 color illustrations Text in German.  Rich colors with fanciful illustrations throughout.  Fine color lithography throughout , picturebook style with caption at base of each page.  Measures 4" x 12"  Ink inscription on title page. 12 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. A pair of books both John White and his Lottery ticket. One has hand sewn binding and repair with hand colored illustration on cover. The other has most of the cover missing but has a unique cloth hand sewn binding  attached. The story of John White, a formerly prosperous farmer, who tried to get rich quickly by buying a lottery ticket. He did not win but decided to try again and fro then on took to drinking, smoking, and hunting. He tried to get back on track but began drinking and gambling which led to a disastrous ending. 5 1/2" x 3". one book missing cover and hand sewn cloth spine, the other is colored in and hand sewn repairs and heavy staining, both have heavy wear, small tears on edges, inscribed
14 pp (including wrappers), yellow covers with printed litho illustrations. The design on the cover only uses two colors, red and green, while the interior pages' illustrations are in full color. The book tells an elaboration of the classic nursery rhyme "Little BoPeep". There is a total of six full page color illustrations. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cover show edge wear. Tape repair on spine. Binding is loose bit intact. General soiling and toning due to age. 20 pp (paginated, including yellow wrappers) This book was meant to teach children the alphabet in sign language, so that they might communicate with their "unfortunate companions". There are a total of 29 woodcut illustrations figures depicting the alphabet in sign-language (this includes examples on the cover page). Additionally the chap book gives a the brief narration of the two most famous American deaf mutes of the 19th century, Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace. On the front cover it states, "Third series.--No 10". The date of this chap book is inferred by the address of the publishers, as Kiggins & Kellogg was located at 88 John St., New York, between 1849 and 1856. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" . Previous owner inscription on the interior front cover. Minor soiling and toning due to age.
A 10 1/2" x 6 3/4" slate book with  with blind stamp title on cover. Includes 2 unnumbered leaves constructed into a book 6 pp. (Two leaves plus inside of covers).  Additional product information re copyright blind stamped back cover. . 18 pp, (including wrappers), a charming children's chap book filled with fourteen rhymes. Accompanying each rhyme is a woodcut Illustration with an additional two woodcuts on the covers. The subject of the poems are as follows: Bible, Cat, Dog, Cock, Fox, Lion, Leopard, Bees, Nightingale, Swan, Ship, Serpent, Xerxes, and Zany. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". Minor toning and soiling due to age.
A detailed accounting of the school record for District No. 1, Hubbardston, MA including elections of moderators and officers, votes to build a new school and sell the old one, dates for summer and winter school seasons,  and much more.  Additionally they determined the length of the school terms, the acquisition of cord wood, raising money to repair the school and decision on permitting Religious meeting in the school house.   In 1879  a committee of two was appointed  to see what can be done with or about Schollars (sic) coming into the District from Barre.   Concludes in 1882.  Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". . A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, .
24 pp. Yellow pictorial paper cover, frontispiece, four portrait illustrations. The Revolutionary Worthies and portraits depicted are George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Roger Sherman with an additional portrait of Mrs. Washington.  A brief biography with insight into what made them Worthies. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". wear on cover, foxing throughout A 6 1/2" x 5” advertising broadside or flyer with a full page hand colored wood-cut captioned Joseph and Old Carlos  with an illustration of a child,and his large dog. Sold by Turner & Fisher, New York and Philadelphia: Keller Baltimore: J. Fisher, Boston. .
191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding. Miniature book. A charming book that details the costumes and manors of different culture and time periods. While the book is not a scientific text book by any means, it attempts to be as thoroughly detailed as possible in its descriptions. The book is divided up into forty-five (45) categories, such as Russians and Spaniards. In some places it is divided up further into sub categories such as Persian Gentleman, and Persian Lady, or English Labourer (sp) of the Fifteenth Century and English Lady of the Fifteenth Century. Each section also comes with a picture of the people it's describing. With the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-six (46) wood cut engravings, black and white illustrations. There is one printer's mistake between the table of contents and the chapter titles. In the Contents, "English Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century", on pages 164 and 168 is repeated, while the actual chapter on page 168 is "English Lady  of the Eighteenth Century." Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4". Covers show minor wear, particularly edge wear, due to rubbing. There is  stain on the back cover. An inscription by a previous owner is on the front interior cover. Interior pages show minor foxing and soiling due to age. 8 pgs. wraps. An illustration and rhyming verse on each page. The story of  anthropomorphic cats planning and executing a party with all it's trials and tribulations.  Concludes with a Moral.   The reverse of the pages are blank and a child has created (traced) an outline of the image on the reverse page--a charming touch.  Front cover depicts dancing cats while the back cover promotes Indestructible Toy Books by McLoughlin.  Measures 9" x 5 3/4".  OCLC -5 on 6/5/17. Cover wear with  two corner chips on cover.
32 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations, plates. A journal for children which includes readings, music, poems, and plates. This specific journal features a plate and writing on the Resurrection of Lazarus, a Summer Song, a writings on Indiscriminate Novel-Reading, What is Family Religion?, Christian Sympathy, and My Mother. . edge wear, toning, inscribed 35 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations, plates. A journal featuring writings, plates, and music. This Volume features a New Years Address, a plate and reading on Christ Preaching on the Mount, writings entitled The Family Constitution, Honor Your Parents, Mary's Grave, Books for Parents, and The New Year's Wish. 10" x 6". toning, edge wear and chips
10 unnumbered pp, color illustrated paper cover, "Linentex". Illustrated in both color and black and white. The story of twins encountering elves in wood and shrinking to small size  Measures 9" x 7 1/2".   stapled binding, some wear on spine 12 pp unpaginated book printed on linen. Two color illustrations(red and blue) on wrappers; alphabet and words printed in color, accompanied by black and white illustrations. A delightfully charming ABC book which pairs each letter with three words, as well as using creative illustration to include each object in the drawing. For example A is for Acorn, Axe, and Angler; B is for Bicycle, Boy, and Balloon, etc. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". OCLC 1 - (3/2017). Book has wear and fraying. Pages are soiled and toned. The color accented ink (mostly red) has started to bleed through the pages. The blue ink has faded oddly in some areas.
10 Little Negroes
Price: $300.00
A Big Temptation
Price: $75.00
Red cloth backed pictorial boards. Pictorial end papers.  Unpaginated.  Illustrations and text by Trier.  Stereotypical imagery.  The story about how Ebony, the mother continues to add young boys to her family by acquiring them along the way.  At the end there are ten and unlike the original ending where they all disappear, they form a football (soccer) team and live on happily.  Measures 10" x 7". No. 1948. 48 pp. with pictorial litho on board book. In-text and full page gray-tone illustrations throughout.  Content includes Kurus: The King of the Cannibal Islands, The Other Carews and The Big Temptation. 6 1/4" x 8 1/2".
105 pp. with applied litho on card with gilt border front cover. Twelve (12) full page color illustrations. Sweet imagery captioned and framed. Pastel palette. 9 1/2" x 12". Corner bumps; wear on cover litho. Occasional light toning. Three (3) carefully constructed homemade books with pencil drawn sketches of the day to day life of one young girl, Ethel Pratt. The books appear to span a period of time beginning when a young talented girl created simple naive sketches, some embellished with crayon. A loose page depicts a young girl reading a book to a bunny with other rabbits looking on. Others depict her friends, often with dolls. One scene shows a horrified young girl watching a dog carrying her dolly away. As she matures the drawing become more complex and boys begin to appeal..
8 pp. Blue printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed, title page torn 8 pp. Yellow printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed in pencil to student from teacher, some staining on cover
A Little Pickle No. 1395 Nister, c1905,  Miniature Book, Little & Good Library Series
192 pp, embossed cloth board covers. Miniature book. Stereotyper: Joseph A James  Written by a 'lady of Cincinnati', this item is a rendition of the bible simplified for a child audience. There are 27 beautifully detailed  black and white illustrations in the book. Inscribed on end paper front cover  and was given to a student by their teacher (Reward of Merit ?). There is a a lock of hair inserted in-between two pages (68 & 69). Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Covers are soiled and have a few stains. In particular there is one on the front cover. Covers are partially separated from the text block. Interior pages are toned and slightly soiled due to age. Missing last page (191-192) 12 pp miniature book.  It is A Little Pickle. No. 1395. c1905.  One of the books from The Little & Good Library Series. .
12 pp (including covers) Linen book, covers are paper mounted on linen. On alternating pages there is full page illustration of anthropomorphic animals representing the various letters of the alphabet. On the opposite page is are several short poems describing each letter using only animals. For example: "J is the Jay, a bird, you must know, that can't sing a note, any more than a crow." and "X Xantho, that put out its claw, and seized a poor sad-looking dog by the paw." (Xantho is a a genus of type of crab) Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4" . On both the front and back covers the paper is partially separated from the linen backing. Approximately half the page has separated. There is edge wear, particularly to the spine. On the interior pages, the letters of the alphabet were printed in red, this has caused a corresponding faint stain on the opposite page. 48 pp. Brown blind stamped hard cover, frontispiece, illustrations. Moral stories for children with religious education and hymns mixed in. Some story titles include "A Teacher's Gift" " Flowers and Weeds" "Things that have Wings" and "The Penknife" 4 1/2" x 3" inscribed, binding loose, water stain on cover
ABC Book
Price: $55.00
16 pp. wrapper with 10 woodcuts. Tells the story of a boy's walk through a farmer's fields and the animals and sights he encounters along the way. There is sewing repair on the binding, as well as general soiling on the cover, some foxing on the pages. Measures 3 1/4" x 2". No. 923. Large format ABC picture book with cover illustrations of bookseller with children curiously looking through his wares.  Picture book with illustrations K for Kangaroo, S for Seasaw, Z for Zebra. Measures 10" x 14"
ABC Rhymes
Price: $50.00
8vo. 14 pp. on linen. Alphabet text page with corresponding illustrations for four (4) alphabet letters on another page. K is for Kakadu, kangaroo, kiosk and kabyl--all of which are depicted in the illustatration 192 pp. Cloth stamped boards.  Miniature book. Wood-cut drummer boy frontisepiece.  This book has several short stories along with over a half a dozen charming black and white illustrations to go along with. A list of the stories found within are as follows: Little Joseph the Child of the Sea, The Bishop and his Birds, Grace Greenwood The Power of a Word, The Christmas Sheaf, Even a Child May Do Something, A Safe House to Sleep In, A Pleasure for A Child, The Ragged Boy, The Bishop's Place of Prayer, The Bear, What the Ostrich Can Eat, A Word with a Beautiful Meanings, Keeping the Rain Off, A Incident at Fort Sumter, Artlessness, and Those Boys. The stories showcase good deeds and morals for children to learn. Measures 2 1/4" x 2".. Covers show some wear, mostly on the edges due to rubbing. The embossed covers have faded, and therefore it is hard to tell the design.
A 12 page picture book. It is paginated, however, since only the text pages are numbered, the page count only goes up to six. It is apart of the "Aunt Louis's Big Picture Book" series.  Tells the story of 'Henny Penny', a hen, and her adventures with her friends as she tries to make her way to the king to tell him the sky is falling. Opposite of the text pages, there are wonderfully and detailed, full color illustrations, which are most likely chromolithographs. The back cover has several  publisher's advertisements on it , and list of other picture books within the series. Covers are partially detached and show heavy edge wear and some soiling. There is also an inscription on the top of the front cover that says "Alice, from you Aunt Susan, Dec. 25th 1876". Binding is loose, but intact, and the interior have slight staining due to the deterioration of the illustrations. Measures 10 3/4" x 9 3/4". unpaginated. Printed color illustrated board over cloth spine, color illustrated end papers, color and two-tone (red and black) illustrations by Judy Varga. Little Bobby could not find his sheep. He was sad because his family was poor and would not be able to eat if they could not sell the wool from the sheep. He found a baby lamb and fed it his dinner (red beets), in the morning the snow white lamb had turned red and the little wool he had increased and made a scarf. Each night they fed the lamb a different food and each morning the lamb made a different color scarf until spring time when he ate the fresh grass and flowers and something extra special happened. 7 3/4" x 10". some discoloration
Alfred Crowquill Tiny and Her Vanity
Applied illustrated color hard cover, color frontispiece plus five plates, illustrations throughout, Dean's Gold Medal Books No. 1. Stories by Agnes Richardson and Mabel M. Stevenson, Illustrated by Nora M. Birch and Agnes Richardson. Other books in the Series: 1-Pam and Peter 2-All Out 3-Storytime 4-Friends All. An assortment of short stories for children. 10" x 7 3/4" Alfred Crowquill's Fairy Tales - Tiny and Her Vanity: or, Self-Opinion.  Written and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. . 1858
The book starts with a brief overview of the series stating: "Mother McGrew gave many sharp lessons to our animal friends, and these stories and pictures tell  how it happened to them and why! ... each [story] impresses a fact about good manners." This particular book tells the story of Cordelia Clam, and how whenever she felt like it she would refused to speak and instead pout, and what Mother McGrew did to teach her a lesson. It is written by Alice Crew Gall, with whimsical and beautifully colored illustrations by Lee Wright Stanley. The book has missing surface litho on the spine, as well as an inscription by a previous owner on the front cover. The pages are lightly toned due to age. Applied board cover, Rand McNally book-Elf book, abridged by Marion E. Gridley, full color illustrations by Janice Holland. The story of a young girl, Alice, and her adventures in Wonderland. 8" x 6 1/2" wear on cover, discoloration on pages, a few tears
An advertising booklet for the 5 book series entitled 'My Book House", edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. The five books in the series were entitled: 'Into the Nursery', 'Up One Pair of Stairs', 'Through Fairy Halls', 'The Treasure Chest', and 'From the Tower Window'. The series was a selection of the "best available stories and poems for children up to the age of fourteen, graded according to age and illustrated with remarkable beauty." This booklet features an excerpt from each of the five books in the series with several illustrations from each book as well. At the end of the booklet there is information on how to purchase the series along with the advertising phrase: "My Bookhouse Makes its Appeal to Childhood Because Into it is Woven the Spirit of Childhood." The cover has a small intact tear at the binding, along with a small missing piece along the bottom edge. So of the colored ink used in the illustrations have stained the opposite page. This listing is an unpaginated picture book on board.  It is An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk.  New York Book Company.  New York.  No date. c1885.  The cover illustration is an image of two dolls, one a maid, standing in front of a hutch. The interior pages includes images of different fruits, vegetables and other foods, candies, sewing supplies, toys including a golliwog and writing materials. Measures 6 5/8" x 8".  Published in Bavaria.
Animal Children
Price: $125.00
339 pp. Tan cloth cover with stamped yellow type, color printed dust jacket, illustrated end papers, frontispiece, illustrations by H.J. Ford, reverse of dust jacket has listing of Books for Boys and Girls. A collection of tales from around the world. Titles include, The Six Swan, The Wizard King, In the Land of Souls, The Flower Queen's Daughter, Big Klaus and Little Klaus, and A Story about a Darning Needle. 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". dust jacket wore with multiple tears, In original box. 95pp. Illustrated litho on boards. Rhyming verses by named animals with color illustrations of animal child on each page. Illustrated end papers. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
28 unnumbered pp. color illustrated applied cover, blue. Story about two Alaskan girls preparing for Christmas, contains color and black and white illustrations by Gladys Rourke Blackwood. Copyright 1948.  Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". wear on cover edges, slightly loose binding, 8 pp chap book. It has an illustrated green printed wrapper, with string tied binding.  The author, Anna Letitia Barbauld, was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author. Her two most influential books for children were "Lessons for Children" and "Hymns in Prose for Children" as they were considered revolutionary in children’s literature as the books gave special for the consideration given to the needs of the child reader. Barbauld demanded that her books be printed in large type with wide margins so that children could easily read them and, even more importantly, she developed a style of “informal dialogue between parent and child” that would dominate children’s literature for a generation. Her work has even said to have not only influenced the poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth. This particular edition is a part of a collection of 'Toy Book' published by S Babcock, and is a selection of the Hymns published in the original volume.   Measures 2 7/8" x 1 7/8".
Applied illustrated cover, board cover, "Puck Book, fully illustrated by author Anne Rochester. The story of Jane and Jeremy who fell asleep by the stream and 'awoke' to two winged little people. They were taken on a grand adventure to a country called Adream where they spent the day flying, eating, sleeping over in dandelion beds, and meeting royalty. 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". wear on edges, personal library stamp in front cover Illustrated softcover.  Unpaginated.  Begins with two page topigraphical map of Laughing Island and neighboring land masses. This is followed by the title page.  Full page illustrations throughout plus numerous in-text black and white illustarations . Dear imagery of humanized dolls on their adventure. Measures 10 1/4" x 9 1/4".. Penciling and ink inscription inside covers and blank free end paper  Previous owner attempting to learn his street address...
6 page paper doll book with heavy stock covers.  Paper dolls printed on back cover.  Each character has a page of costumes and accessories.  They include Bosco the Bear,  Monk (monkey), Elmer the Elephant, George the Giraffe and Laffie "the Clown.  The final costume page is the circus ring and animal cars. Measures 10 1/2" x 10 3/4".. unpaginated. Printed color applied cover over cloth spine, entirely in German, black and white and color illustrations throughout by Fritz Baumgarten. Brownies (elves) took care of all the chores in the town of Cologne while everyone was asleep. 8" x 9 1/2". written in German, wear on cover,
24 pp (including wrappers). There are six full page color illustrations. The book tells the story of how the cock robin died, and the funeral the rest of the woodland creatures gave him. The story is told in verse. The illustrations are beautifully done, utilizing a solid black background to emphasize the colors in the foreground of the illustrations. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Some edge wear, and missing surface litho. Front cover missing some small pieces of the corner. Sewing repair on spine. General soiling and toning due to age. One interior page has a tear, approximately 3 inches long, but it does not impact the text on the page. 16 pp, linen book with wrapper. The cover features a beautiful color illustration of a cat playing with a ball. As the title suggests, this book is meant to help a child start to learn how to read. With the alphabet printed on the first two pages, and an additional 17 'lessons', where a child can learn short sight words. Interspersed in between the lessons are wonderful color illustrations of animals along with short phrases, such as "The Horse: The horse has four legs and so has my dog and my cat; the hen only has two." Measures 10" x 7 3/4" . Minor edge wear near the binding and small section of missing surface litho on the front cover. General toning and soiling due to age.
Tiktok and the Nome King, Frank Baum 1932
One of four titles in the Little Wizard series republished with the series statement omitted as a promotional piece for Jell-o; with advertising 59 pp. Applied illustrated cover over cloth spine, color illustrations by Barbara Haven Brown. A story of brother and sister, Jean and Jeanette, and their daily routine. A poem begins with the time of day, beginning with eight o'clock and is then followed by an illustrated page. The day ends with twenty o'clock. Occasionally words written in French. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".  staining, binding, sewn inner binding has come apart
29 pp. (unpaginated) children's book, tells the story of Danny Morgan, his cousin Melissa, and their friend Eagle, an Indian boy, as they solve the mystery of the phantom silver stallion. Called a "corking good story", it is chalk full of vibrantly colored, or charming black and white illustrations on nearly every page. A must for any child horse lover. Measures 10 3/4" x 8". Both the board covers and the dust jacket show edge wear, particularly on the lower end of the back strip. There is a small piece of missing surface litho on the back of the dust jacket as well as a small stain. The covers themselves have a several small stains on the lower corners. Interior pages are fine. 160 pp. Pink applied stamped cover with printed dust jacket, illustrations and pictures throughout-style varies depending on story. A collection of children's stories by various authors, this volume (40) includes: With Dorothy in Oz by L. Frank Baum, Roger and the Fox by Lavinia R. Davis, The Wishes retold by Sara Cone Bryant, Let's Go to Scandinavia, Page, Squire and Knight by Eva March Tappan, Plants to Have Fun With by Millicent E. Selsam, Master of all Masters retold by Joseph Jacobs, The Fountain of Youth retold by James Baldwin, Mr. Murdle's Large Heart by Margery Williams Bianco, A Farmyard Song, Ulysses S. Grant: The General Who Hated War by Smith Burnham, and Prehistoric Animals of North America. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" slight wear on dust jacket
32 pp. Blue hard cover, color and black and white illustrations, black and white illustrated end papers, each page has decorative borders, illustrations by Edith E. Buhler, part of the Idabell and Wakefield Adventures. Each section has a color illustration of a doll in a country's traditional dress and a letter from the doll. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4" 65 pp. Blue hard cover, color and black and white illustrations, black and white illustrated end papers, verses and pictures by Mary Signe Baravalle, part of the Idabell and Wakefield Adventures. Short verses accompanied by illustrations on a variety of topics such as fairies, siblings, travel, nature, and childhood activities. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Bird Children
Price: $125.00
32 pp. Blue hard cover, color and black and white illustrations, black and white illustrated end papers, Verse collaboration by Betty S. Fix and Sue Amsden Parker, Illustrated by Kenneth McLellan and assisted by Miriam Morgan Cooper. Part of the Idabell and Wakefield Adventures. Idabell and Wakefield discuss rules and good behavior, for example, virtuous behavior, talking to strangers, crossing the street, covering mouths when sneezing, and hygiene. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4" In original box. 95pp. Illustrated Hard Cover. Rhyming verses by named birds with color illustrations of bird child on each page. From Sir Rook to Sandpipers and Petrol Charming imagery Illustrated end papers. Book in very good condition. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
Blinky Bill
Price: $125.00
Book of Birds
Price: $70.00
25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "Blinky Bill"  Story of a discontented koala bear.   Pop-ups include "Blinky with Frogs, Blinky at Miss Prim refreshments and Blinky in the Peppermints.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" x 7 3/4". 16 pp. booklet with original yellow paper wraps with 9 woodcut illustrations. Nine (9) identified illustrations include Lyre Bird, swallow, Boat Bill, Roseate Spoon bill, Blue Jay, Hoopoe, Robin, Belted Kingfisher and doves. Accompanied by narrative description and rhyming verse.  2 3/4" x 4 1/2" chapbook. Make-do sewing repair along back strip.
Bow-wow Stories
Price: $90.00
Large format picture story book with rhyming verse and associated imagery, featuring anthropomorphic or dressed animals.  Includes in-text line drawings and full page color illustrations.  Color illustrations depict dogs riding bicycles, a robber dog attacking a robber kitten with a club. inquisitive dogs trying to open a bottle of champagne, the dog Dame Hubbard cradling a kitten while watching Old Dog Tray play the flute. Numerous other whimsical verses and illustrations. Measures 9" x 13 3/4". Light edge wear. Strong color. 16 unnumbered pp, illustrated card stock, no. 282. Forward by author. A book for boys and girls about wishes and imagination.  Two-color drawings by Darrel McClure with rhyming text on blue pages,  Measures 13" x 9 3/4".   Light separation and edge tears cover.
unpaginated. Black stamped cloth cover, no dust jacket, color illustrated end papers, color illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. The classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs translated by Randall Jarrell. A beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her stepmother's anger and finds herself caring for dwarves deep in the forest. 12" x 9 1/2". no dust jacket 6 pg. 6 leaves of plates. Color cover with insets of a boy and his cat and the Puss in Boots character. Fine chromolithograph illustrations.  Measures 10 3/4" x 9 1/4".  OCLC: 1 on 6/5/17.. 4" cover separation at base.
Bunty
Price: $110.00
25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "The Story of Bunty.   Pop-ups include "Here I am Bunty",  Punch and Judy and Bunty with a policeman.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" 7 3/4". Litho on board. 39 pp songbook.  Profusely illustrated in vivid and whimiscal imagery with multiple relevant images per song.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". .
191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding with gilt stamp of eagle. Gilt fore edge. Miniature book. There are forty -seven (47) different birds described in this book. The bird's size, characteristics, coloring, migratory habits, and habitats are detailed for the reader. Each section also comes with a picture of the birds it's describing. Therefore, including the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-eight (48) wood cut, black and white illustrations. The last page of the book lists other "miniature juvenile" produced by the publisher Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4".  . Moderate to heavy cover wear, particularly on the back strip. The interior pages show moderated toning and some foxing due to age.  The first two interior blank pages have inscriptions by previous owners, both in pen and pencil. Unnumbered. Center opening litho on cloth.  Illustrated by Mercedes Llimona.  Color pages on each side, which combine to create a  scene.  The end papers include characters and narrative for the initial scene. At the pages are turned the reverse of the scene page provides the narrative for that page. The final scene depicts a combined picnic scene with the characters from Little Red Ridinghood and the Three Bears. 9 1/2" x 8 1/4" .
Applied board cover, three color illustrations by Elsie Darien and Jo Poehlmann throughout, cardboard penguin with grommet head and feet that can be moved in front cover to simulate different clothing for the pelican. The story of Bill who never encountered another pelican. He wandered around trying to find a job and what his pouch was for. 8" x 6 1/2" some creasing and discoloration 36 unnumbered pages. Litho on board. Charming end paper design depicting the various named characters at work.  Profusely illustrated throughout by Arthur Henderson. Chapters include SpringTime in Twinkie Town, The Twinkies Build an Airship, The Twinkies Sail to Sacapacapoo and The Twinkies Meet Mother Nature.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/4".  Edge chips on spine; cove wear .
210 pp. Stamped cloth over board cover with color printed dust wrapper, illustrate end pages, black and white frontispiece. The first in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Secret of the Old Clock introduces Nancy as an eighteen year old who wants to help the Turner Family who has just experienced a loss. She encounters many situations and tries to help those in need by discrediting the "nouveau-riche". 7 1/2" x 5". dust wrapper has tears and creases unpaginated. Applied color printed cover over cloth spine, matching dust jacket, story is interspersed by full page color illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat. Rag doll Jane meets many interesting characters, squirrels , cubs, soldiers, sailors, and clowns. 12" x 9 1/2" . some wear on cover, dust jacket has heavy damage and tears
61 pp. Applied color printed cover over cloth spine, written in French, illustrated end papers, color illustrations throughout by J.P. Pinchon. The beginning of World War I, Snipe appears to be a servant. She is uncertain what is happening in the world. Pages include short skits with illustrations of Bécassine depicted in a humorous, cartoonish way. 12 1/2" x 9 1/4" . some wear on cover edges, pages darkening but does not alter the text or illustrations, entirely in French This book details the events of September 6, 1781, when the British Army engaged a small Connecticut militia force in New London, CT and Groton, CT. After the British forces had burned most of the town of New London, they turned their attention to Fort Griswold located in Groton. What followed was Battle of Groton Heights (aka the Battle of Fort Griswold or the Fort Griswold massacre), as British forces attempted to storm the fort. While eventually the British would be victorious, they sustained heavily losses, and furthermore incited the anger of Americans as it was reported that slaughtered the majority of the Connecticut militia after they had surrendered. The book is authored by two men: an introduction and notes written by William W Harris, and 'revised and enlarged, with additional notes' by Charles Allyn. The book has sixteen black and white illustrations including engravings, maps, and heliotypes. 399 pp., Green cloth over board covers, with a stamped drawing of Fort Griswold on the front cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" . Covers show edge wear, and the cloth covering is crack on the edge and by the binding. Binding is loose and cracked. Interior pages are soiled and toned due to age. Front interior cover in annotated by a previous owner. There are also some notes in the margins in pencil on some interior pages. Interior pages are toned due to age, with minor foxing.
A 403 paginated book that  pays homage to the ideal of the New England country farm boy and what boyhood life on a New England farm in the early 1900s was like. In the preface the author writes: "The old time type of New England farm boy is fast passing into oblivion, and with him all the surroundings that made him what he was... and in his place has come a new type of boy that soon grows dissatisfied with farm life and seeks the town. It is to rescue from oblivion just a faint picture of the old fashioned boy... [the author] has the hope that those among its readers who were country born will in memory live their youth again with all its fond recollection and all that made it sweet and sacred ." There four full page black and white illustration (one is missing from this copy) Along with several smaller charming black and white line drawing illustrations at the head of most chapters. This is a library copy of the book from the Connecticut Agricultural College, which later become apart of the University of Connecticut. There are two book plates, one that states the name of the library, the volume and class number, and the date it was rebound (November 1932) and the second that simply states that the book may be loaned out in two week intervals with a fine of 2 cents for every day thereafter. Measures 7 1/2" x 51/2", Illustrator: Frank T. Merrill. This book was rebound by the library in November 1932, as such it is missing the original illustrated cover. The new covers show little edge wear due to rubbing. While the original binding was most certainly cracked, it was repaired. The thread used to rebind the interior pages is visible throughout, but the pages themselves are tightly bound. One of the four full page illustrations is missing, and the last image must have been reinserted in the wrong place during the rebind as it is on page 276 instead of 270 (as it is listed under in the front). Some of the interior pages are soiled and have minor stains, a few pages even have small tears, but nothing that effects the readability of the book.  There is some penciling throughout, as well as on the interior cover. The latter states that the book is a library discard and has a brief summary of the book. This was most likely done at the time the library discard and then sold sold the book. 251 pp. Cloth cover, fold out map on reverse of title page, 2 additional maps. Contents: The Old Testament world -- The Babylonian background of early Hebrew history -- The Egyptian background -- The early Palestinian background -- Israel's religious heritage -- The oldest history of Israel -- The later parallel histories -- The story of man's creation -- Man's sin and its consequences -- The story of Cain and Abel -- The traditional origin of early Semitic institutions -- The story of the great flood -- The traditional origin of the nations -- Abraham's call and settlement in Canaan -- The promise of a son to Sarah -- The destruction of Sodom -- Birth and sacrifice of Isaac -- Securing a wife for Isaac -- Jacob and his brother Esau -- Jacob's experiences as a fugitive -- Jacob's return to Canaan -- Joseph sold by his brothers into Egypt -- Joseph made governor of Egypt -- Joseph and his brothers -- Joseph's loyalty to his kinsman -- The oppression of the Hebrews in Egypt -- Moses's childhood and training -- Moses's call to deliver the Hebrews -- The Egyptian plagues -- The exodus -- The revelation and covenant at Sinai -- Man's individual duties to God and man -- Moses's work as judge and prophet -- The life of the Hebrews in the wilderness -- The attempt to enter Canaan from the south -- The journey from the wilderness and Balaam's prophecy -- East-Jordan conquests and Moses's farewell. 7 1/2" x 5". rubbing on cover, some water staining, foxing, inscribed
8 pp, tells the classic story of Cinderella with a large beautifully colored picture on each page. The back cover lists several other books by the McLoughlin Brothers includinng: "Big Picture Series", "Uncle Ned's Picture Books" and "Ancient Nursery Rhymes." This book has moderate cover and edge wear. The binding has been re-sewn. There are several intact tears, but on the covers and the interior pages. Measures: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2". Tells the classic story of Cinderella. There are eight (8) pages with hand-colored illustrations covering about two-thirds of the page. The front cover depicts the scene in which Cinderella's fairy godmother is just about to turn a pumpkin into a carriage, and on the very top is printed "Cinderella Series". The back cover has several advertisements for a variety of other books and toys manufactured by the McLoughlin Brothers, such as 'Aunt Grumble's Series', ' Mamma Lovechild's Series', and 'Willie Winkie's Series". On the very bottom of the back cover, printed in small text is "Electrotyped by Vincent Dill, No. 24 Beekman Street, New York." Measures 9 1/2" x 6" . Minor toning and some stains on the cover and throughout. Slight foxing. Sewing repair to the binding.
unpaginated. Illustrated applied cover, color illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, 1953 Caldecott Honor Book. A little boy in the country watches a storm and asks his mother about the thunder and lightning. a young man in the city watches a storm from his window. An old fisherman out on the edge of the water hears the thunder. A young husband herding sheep shelters under a tree while his wife watches out the window holding their baby. 10 1/4" x 7 1/4". wear on cover, inscribed with date, possibly former library copy-has a 'J' on back cover and what looks like torn out library card holder Thirty-one (31) school girl drawings of girls and women in Grecian bend bustle style costumes. Many of the images have been named by the artist. Thirteen (13) additional drawing by a different hand, most likely a boy, Native Americans, Soldiers. All naive. Three (3) finished in watercolor. Delightful. Measures 7" x 4". Fragile.
paper book, possibly missing cover, string sewn in and tied to bind. Childhood is a book of verses with the chapters; Going to School, School, Writing, See-Saw, Repeating, I Spy, and Swinging. The end of the book admonishes children to "repay their tender parents with filial regard and kind offices." 3 1/4" x 2" . possible missing cover, worn , foxing A vibrantly colored unpaginated chidren's Christmas activity book complients of N. Snellenburg & Co. and Santa Claus...Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white line drawings.s Begins with verse A Visit to Toyland by Maud Wood Henry, followed by story presented in the form of connect the dots, illustrations of Children of Many Lands, Christmas Eve by Emily Linslev, nursery stories Dear Santa Claus by Bessie M. Guigon, a Do-Somehting family sotry by Ruth Morton, Her Christmas Stockings by Lena B. Ellingwood, etc. It concludes with a Christmas Wishes rebus by Isla Paschal Richardson on inside back cover.  Illustration of Santa Claus holding exterior of N. Sneelenburg & Co exterior, captioned "My headquarters". Meausres 8" x 11".
10 pp linen soft cover book. 8vo. Cover depicts Santa Claus plowing down a country road in a roadster-- the back brimming with toys. Christmas themed when appropriate ABC pages follow. C - Chrismas, E - Eve before Christmas, etc.  Five (5) illustrations in full color, five (5) line drawings in sepia. Half page illustrations relevant to alphabet words. Dear Chrismas related imagery Children decorate a tree, Nettie receives a Christmas parce, Children shop for toys. Illustrations in the style of Outcault's Buster Brown. Illustrated applied cover, "tell a tale books" illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship. The story of Santa Claus visiting on Christmas Eve. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 6 1/2" x 5 1/2". some wear on cover
24 pp (including covers) The covers depict a beautifully colored illustration of St. Nicholas on his sleigh being pulled by reindeer. This book tells the classic story of 'The Night before Christmas. The illustrations in the book are bright and colorful, normally taking up the full page. There is a pasted in book plate, dated July 21 1953. It states "In loving remembrance of Dr. Joseph E Goodbar whose life was a blessing and whose memory will always by an enduring inspiration! - Octavia Walton Goodbar."  Joseph Goodbar was lawyer (graduate of Harvard Law), author, and professor who died in July 1953. Octavia was Joseph's wife. It is unclear if this book was a possession of Joseph's or something that was sold in memory of him, or possibly not related at all. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Front cover is detached. Moderate edge wear (particularly on the last few pages of the book). Some staining on the back cover. Some soiling and toning due to age. A large format book with 18 different activities including toys to make (4 elephants that rock), Cut-outs, a card game, picture puzzles, a paper doll, a paper house, lawn furniture, circus animals and performers, two ships to make, colored paper patterns for designing, a calendar or greeting card, a a flying dart, two face masks, A Miller and his Windmill cutouts, a lamp shade, a picture map,, the game of Fox and Geese and things to wear to make you a "Funny".   Full color.  Printed on one side only. Measures 15 1/4" x 10 1/2".  . Covers reinforced with scotch tape with wear and chip.   Contents in excellent condition.
unpaginated. Color printed paper cover, unused coloring pages with 4 sticky color sheets,cover art by R. Maillet, number 955-10. A coloring/activity book. Readers can cut out the color images on the sticky paper and paste them down on the coloring page where the outline of the picture matches. The pages are unused, the color images are uncut, and the pages are still sticky. 10 3/4" x 8". all pages unused 23 pp. Printed soft cover, string tied binding, illustrations, mathematic tables and instruction. Arithmetic book for children, contains rhymes. Includes basic counting, Roman and Arabic numerals, addition, subtraction, multiple, division, money, weights, and measures, time. Complete with tables and illustrations. 4 1/2" x 3 3/4". staining, inscribed, toning
14 pp. Applied illustrated cover over cloth spine. Edited by Esther Averill and Lila Stanley, full color lithographs by Fedor Rojankovsky. The adventures of Daniel Boone and his encounters with Indians, , hunting, traveling into the wilderness, and war. 14 1/2" x 11 1/4". wear on cover, some staining, binding loose A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
Das Frohe Kind
Price: $48.00
Hardcover. 8vo. Illustrated litho cover.  German language rhyming nursery book. Illustrated in black and white. Anthropomorphic animals interact with small children throughout. 123 pp. Applied printed color cover with matching dust jacket, color illustrated end papers, color illustrations and activities throughout along with some black and white photographs. A collection of stories,picture strips, animaland fun pictures, verse, puzzle pictures, animaland features, and games and how to makes. Answer key at back of book. 10 1/2" 8 1/4". some wear on cover, dust jacket torn, inscribed
Two-fold light stock punch-out pages.  Each of the three pages has one doll with name at base for Jane, Sally and Dick, plus accessories, also includes Puff and Spot. Original Envelope. Lacking background punch-out at base of Jane. Title page with printed signature of illustrator dated 1891.  Embossed heavy stock covers. 16 pp. embossed die-cut shape book.  Die-cut in the shape of a boy monk.   Profusely illustrated in color throughout.  A young boy’s adventures in a monastery while living among the monks.  Printed in German.  Measures 12 ˝” x 7 Ľ”.   . edge wear on covers
This book was intended for toddlers, and would show two children having a make believe conversation on a phone. Such as a young girl ordering food from the local baker for her guests - a group of her dolls. The illustrations are colorful and bright. On boards, 6 pgs. In German. Measures 9" x 8" . Cover wear, particularly on the back cover where there is a scratch all the way across. Edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages. Binding is cracked on center interior page. Applied illustrated black and pink hard cover, A Volland Book to Read and a Doll to Cuddle, trademark, color and black and white illustrations by Erick Berry. The adventures of a lonesome puppy looking for some one to cuddle with. He watches the people to find out how to act and sometimes gets into trouble. 10" x 8 3/4"
304pp, leather covers. The full title of this book is 'The Rhetorical reader : Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice, with a Rhetorical Notation, Illustrating Inflection, Emphasis, and Modulation, and a Course of Rhetorical Exercises.' This is the two hundred and twentieth Edition, with an Appendix. Measures 7" x 4 1/2" . Leather covers show edge wear and damage due to rubbing, especially on the spine where a piece has separated from the block on the top. Additionally there is a piece of leather missing on the top right corner of the front cover. Interior pages are soiled and tone due to age, with some foxing. The free end paper and fly paper are missing the top right corner. Additionally there is penciling on the end papers. Edward Young was an English poet from the 18th century, whose most well-known poem was "Night-Thoughts."  Although Night Thoughts is long and disconnected poem, it abounds in brilliant isolated passages and it found an enormous amount of success. It was eventually translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Welsh and Magyar. In France, in particular,  it became a classic of the romantic school. The poem is thought to be about the deaths of his daughter and son-in-law, and it deals with themes of morality, immortality and death. "Force of Religion", the other poem in this book is said to be about the execution of Lady Jane Grey and her husband (also known as the Nine Day Queen). Stereotyped: Allison & Foster 288 pp, Cloth covered board with gilt edges. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4".. Cover shows moderate wear, particular to edges due to age and rubbing. Back strip has moderate to heavy wear. Minor foxing and soiling on interior pages.
unpaginated. Applied color illustrated board cover over cloth spine,black and white decorative illustrations on text pages, opposite pages full color illustrations by Mogens Heinz Brockmann. Well known children's songs, entirely in German. 8 1/4" x 10". wear on cover, text block lossening 28 unnumbered pages. Yellow applied printed cover with matching dust jacket, black and white photographs throughout. William is a blue hippopotamus that lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He takes the reader around to show off his friends, other art animals. There is a description of the item and when and where it was created as well as what it is made of.  Japanese quail menuki, a French marble hen, a Greek bronze horse, and Egyptian faience Jerboa mice are among a few of the animals featured. 7 1/4" x 5 1/2"
99 pp. Printed color paper cover, first edition, color illustrations by Sarah Wilson, black and white chapter page decorative block, A Star and Elephant Book. The story follows the animals that live at the House at the end of the lane through their daily activities. There is a fold out map at the end of the house and grounds.   8 1/2" x 7 1/4". paperback-slight creases in spine, first edition, color illustrations glued in to book-all present A charming book with a story for every holiday, such as "The Frost Fairies' Christmas Tree", "A Pleasent Year" for New Year's Day, and "The Little Cherry Tree" for May Day. The book is also full of little days for 'other days' such as "The Runaway Dolls" and "The Slow Little Boy." The book has an introduction written by Lucy Wheelock. A 163 pp book,  with pictorial orange cloth hard covers and illustrated end papers. Thirty-eight (38) illustrations, on either full, half, or quarter page. The majority are charming black and white illustrations, however four of them are in vibrant colors. Additionally, there are six black and white boarders with illustrations.  Illustrated by Frederick Richardson, Eunice Stephenson, Edwin J Prittie, Ruth Collins Spears, and Mary R Wireman.. This book used to belong to a library. As such the back strip has a identifying letter on it, and the both end covers have damage on them due to the borrowing card having been removed. Beyond that, there is minor damage to the top of the back strip.
Eloise in Moscow
Price: $150.00
Unpaginated.  Black stamped board book. Profusely illustrated.  In-text illustrations throughout. With the freezing wind blowing and the snow flying, Eloise, Nanny and Weenie arrive in Moscow. This first edition was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War and unavailable for nearly 40 years, Two-color illustrations. Plus double center fold pictorial map of Moscow in four-color. 160 pp. Blind stamped, gilt brown cloth hard cover, illustrated, entirely in German. Begins with the alphabet, an illustration, the upper and lower case letter than a biblical verse, other items include the small and large alphabets, the vowels, simple syllables, and short stories. 6 1/4" x 4" written in German, spine torn, binding loose, wear on cover,  foxing
63 pp. Embossed Cloth cover, illustrated end papers, color illustrations throughout. A collection of stories by Ethel Clere Chamberlain, Sara E. Wiltse, and others adapted from Old Norwegian Tale. Illustrations by Nell Witters, Marie Schubert, and Julia Green. Stories include: Minnie, the Little Fish Who Lived in a Shoe; The Three Billy-Goats Gruff; Doodle Doo, the Rooster Who Fell in the Pea Soup; The Sheep and the Pig Who Went Into the Woods to Live By Themselves; The Three Little Pig; The Sky is Falling in Henny Penny; and Little Mouse Who Lost His Tail. OCLC: 1 -1931 (10/10/2016) 9 3/4" x 8". wear and staining on cover, inside binding split on title page, pages coming loose Unnumbered pages.  Cloth on board with applied chromolithograph . Eight (8) rhyming stories, each accompanied by a changing view picture puzzle.  All mechanisms functioning.  Few changing view pages pulled away from text block. Measures 12 3/4" x 10" ..
This alphabet book uses a different fairy tale or nursery rhyme for each letter. For example A is for Aladdin, N is for Nutcracker, S is for Sinbad, and U is for Ugly Duck. Each letter is beautifully presented with a large color pictorial letter matching the corresponding fairy tale or nursery rhyme. The text is in verse, for example: "D, Was the Dog Mother Hubard thought dead, When she was so anxious to get him his bread; He was a pup full of fro-lic and fun, And danced like a sylph when his sham-ming was done." "Q, Was the Queer Little Woman, who lived in a shoe, Who never did work, so had no-thing to do; She vowed that the shoe was a good fit, So for all oth-er houses she cared not a bit." The front cover of the book depicts what appears to be a young girl dressed up as a fairy, holding a wand, on a stage. The back cover has several printed advertisements for other McLoughlin Brother series. Measures 7 1/4" x 7".. Covers partially detached, sewing repair on the binding. The bottom corner of the lower right of the front cover is missing, and there is also a tear on the right side. Toning and minor foxing on interior pages. 12 pp (including wrappers). The cover depicts the sleeping princess after she is cursed. Cover printed in green, red, and black ink. The title page of the book has the full title as 'Sleeping Beauty in the Woods'. The alphabet is printed on the front and back interior covers. There are six color illustrations in the book. On one illustration, the name of the engraver, Jackson, is featured. A part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Measures 71/2" x 5 1/4". Edge wear. Missing surface litho on front cover. Tape repair on binding. Sewing repair with red string, the dye in the string has caused some minor staining. There is a small circular brown stain that continues through several pages.
12 pp. (including wrappers) The covers depicts a servant bringing food to Aladdin and his mother. It is printed in red and black ink. There are 7 half page color illustrations. The book is a part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Binding is sewn. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" . Missing surface litho on front cover. Minor toning due to age. 32pp. Dust jacket. Both written & Illustrated by Faith Jaques, the book tells the story of a doll named Tilly, who leaves the her doll house in search of a place of her own. Along the way she befriends a teddy bear named Edward, who helps her find her way in the world. Tilly shows herself to be a strong, independent individual who is not afraid of hardwork. The illustrations in this children's book are the real gem, as they are extremely rich and detailed and make Tilly's world come to life for the reader. Measures 10 x 8 1/4" . Very minor edge wear, due to rubbing. A small amount of brown speckles on the front cover.
Flower Children
Price: $125.00
3” x 4 ˝” x 2” glass topped trinket box with straw decorated exterior and paper lined interior. Depicts a Naďve Alter boy with a Cross among the Flowering Trees, Vines, and Shrubs.  All handmade paper cuts.  Boy with halo dressed in real fabric dress with lace topper. . some wear on straw, slight staining inside box In original box. Illustrated litho boards. Rhyming verses by named flower with color illustrations of flower child on each page. From Anemone to Sweet Alyssum. Charming imagery Illustrated end papers.  Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
16 pp. wrapper. with 14 illustrations. The cover is yellow, and the title page states this is the Seventh Series -- No. 5. The cover states this was published in 1839 in Concord by Boyd & White, while the title page says 1837 in Concord by Atwood & Brown. There are two pages devoted to woodcuts of the letters of the alphabet. Then for every letter there is a slight verse. For example, the letter 'K', "Was Miss Kitty, born in Kent, Her other name was Knight." At then end of the book are six easy lessons. They are morals, told in verse, with each word only having one syllable.  There is a stain on the bottom left of the book, that continues through about half of the book, though it is barely visible toward the mid point. The words beneath the stain are still complete legible. The corner of the back of the cover is bent, but still attached. There is some foxing throughout. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". 12 unnumbered pp. Color illustrated cover, no. 52. Two young girls save a dwarf who tries to feed them to a bear. The bear becomes a prince and marries one of the girls, color illustrations by author. Measures 10 1/2" x 10".  Center pages detached from staples. Some  staple rust.
42 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. Originally published as an anti-slavery newspaper, entitled the "Youth’s Cabinet", the magazine changed drastically when it was purchased by Francis C. Woodworth in 1846. Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet focused on geography and history, or on Christian morality. While there are some illustrations throughout, the pages are general dense with text and its stories are subjects are viewed through a narrow moral aperture. Some stories in this volume are: 'Cousin Helen and her Pets', 'The Deserted College', and 'Conscientious Obedience'. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show some wear, particularly around the edges. There is a small tear to the top of the binding. Moderate foxing and toning, the last few pages have heavy foxing. Minor penciling on a few interior pages. 12 pp. Illustrated paper cover, wood cut illustrations throughout, frontispiece, "The Edgeworth Toys" Story of a boy, Frank, who learns about farming, flowers, haying, animals, honey bees are highlighted. 6" x 4" pencil inscription, foxing throughout, one stain that has bleed through, cover illustration was colored
6pp. Litho on board throughout. German language. A charming story about the trouble three hares get into while their mother is away visiting a friend. The illustrations in the story, while simple, are colorful and whimsical.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5" . Very minor cover and edge wear. 108 pp. with applied litho covers. Illustrations, decorations and cover design by Louis D. Fancher. The book is a humorous rendition, in scriptural verse, of the great patriarch's views on the wiles of women. There are four charming color illustrations, along with red boarders on each page. Measures 7" x 5" . The covers show edge wear and some minor damage due to rubbing. The front's endpapers have minor tear and there is a signature form a previous owner.
256 pp. Blind stamped brown cloth hard cover, gilt spine, miniature book, index in back-first by subject then by first lines. Collection of sacred, religious poetry. 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" faintly inscribed "Mrs. Louisa Witson Jan. 22, 1851" unpaginated. Printed board cover with metal spiral, double board pages with slots for coins, color illustrations throughout by Thomas J. Morrison Jr. Verse written by Genevieve Burke. A savings books with verse about helping the defense program by saving coins. Describes coins and how they add up, for example, "10 copper pennies make two nickel nickels". 8 1/2" x 6 1/2". staining, wear
56 pp. Red applied cover, silver embossed title, first edition, number 53 of 100 sale copies, signed by author. A selection of poems by the author written over a ten year span. 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" 44 pp. Color applied printed cover, frontispiece, images of cards both color and black and white. The story of the Christmas card, when and why they were created along with many examples. Some images are copied from Great Britain's Royal family collection. There is a strong focus on Victorian cards. 7 1/2" x 5"
78pp. Illustrated cloth. Illustrated end papers Profusely illustrated in color throughout.  Stories include Snow White's Friends, The Hungry Bears, Beaver and His Brothers and Water Babies' Circus.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 1/4".. Illustrated boards.  Unpaginated. Frontispiece and in-text black and white illustrations throughout. Three (3) double page pop-ups in fine condition. Measures  9" x 8". Light edgewear covers..
Mother Goose.
Soft pictorial cover picture book with rhyming verse. Mounted on linen. Six (6) leaves. Dean's "Pinafore" Toy Books Series.  Imagery in the style of Kate Greenaway Strong color and imagery. Chromolithograph.  Last page and back inside cover include advertisements. Although book was originally printed 1870, a testimonial at back dated 1879. Cover wear with corner chip. Profusely illustration in full page illustrations by Frederick Richardson.  Also includes three color border decorations of geese walking through a garden.
Hört Ihr Leute!
Price: $60.00
6 unnumbered pages printed on heavy stock/board.  Four (4) full color illustrations with text describing how a child should behave in different social and safety situations.  German language book. Measures 8 5/8" x 11 3/8".  Marked 1692/64/9 97 pp. green cloth covers with a stamped illustration of man and cat standing in front of door. A retelling of some of Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tales, such as 'The Fir-Tree' and 'The Little Match Girl'. Illustrated with numerous black and white as well as color plates. Measures 8" x 6" . Covers have minor edge wear. Binding is loose. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Minor toning due to age.
32 pp. Green cover with red applied with red dust jacket. Two color illustration by Jean McConnell. Story about Little Elephant's Christmas day. Fourth Printing. Copyright 1938.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7". cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario". Unnumbered. Cloth backed pictorial boardsPrinted on rectos (one side of the paper), whimsical rhymes and imagery each page. Imagery verging on the bizarre e.g. Bridge'ts cooking on Jimmy's hair of fiery red.  Measures 8 3/8" x 11 1/4". . Inscribed on free endg paper.Edges worn, front cover pulled slightly from backstrip.
Home ABC
Price: $40.00
48 pp. wrapper with 14 woodcuts. Contains an abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. This book appears to have been made from several of the series about Henry Milner called Milner's Toys. The hard cover binding is entitled "The Child's Museum". The stories included in this version are Master Henry's Arrival, The Great Alarm, The Evil Temper, Application and Idleness, Master Henry's Lesson, The Visitors, and Hay-making. It is a hardcover book with portions of the front cover colored in, the back has a list of the titles in the Milner Toys Series. The binding tape used is cracking and peeling along the edge. A few intact tears and toning throughout. Measures 6" x 3 3/4". 16mo. Unpaginated. Linen Each page with three (3) letters and illustration relevant to letter. âśHâť is for Hoop Henry, âśNâť is for Negro, âśXâť is for Axe. Cover wear. Interior in excellent condition.
Home Kindness
Price: $75.00
14 pp (including wrappers, linen book) The cover depicts a boy and girl, playing a drum and a toy horn respectively. The first two pages of the book have each page divided up into 12 squares, with one letter and small illustration in each square. The words used for each letter are basic, such as 'D Ducks' and 'T Tub'. The letters 'I' and 'J' are combined into one square, with the descriptor as "In Jail". There is no letter Z. Besides the alphabet, there are eighteen short lessons, often listing a few new words and a short poem to go along with the. There are six half-page color illustrations that go along with the lessons and illustrate the short poems. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" . Covers show surface wear, particular some cracks in the illustrations. Pages are soiled and toned due to age, particularly on the top edge. There is a faded inscription made by a previous owner on the front cover. Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. Inscribed on first page. Six full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother. Hand sewing repair. OCLC 6. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".
Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. 6 full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother.  McLoughlin advertising back cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".. Cover wear with edge chips and light staining. 63pp. Stamped Hardcover. In-text black and white illustrations. Simple instructions for children to make doll's furniture out of paper or cardboard. Including full page fold out patterns.  OCLC 5. Measures 6" x 8".
unpaginated. Stamped cloth cover with applied color illustrated pictorial, color illustrations throughout by Lang Campbell, preprinted ex-libris with matching illustrated advertising end papers at back of book. Three short stories-Uncle Wiggly, Nurse Jane, and Uncle Butter spend the day at the beach; Uncle Wiggily visits the Hollow Stump School while bad Gator, Bob Cat, and Fox plan to catch him; Uncle Wiggily and Uncle Butter go golfing and escape the attempts of Bob Cat, Fox, and Wolf to catch them. 7 3/4" x 6 3/4". Wear and staining on cover, text block beginning to detach, inscribed, tears on some page edges 64 pp, illustrated litho on board, profusely illustrated in black and white and color by M. T. (Penny) Ross, verses include "Mother's Opera Glasses" "My Funny Doggies" "The Echo Child", charming book with verses on one page and coordinating images, note the  sheep clouds in "In Haying Time" 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" light edge wear on cover
Eight brief poems written from the point of view of a small white bear. The poems are: The Sold Bearskin, Little Bear Left Alone, Christmas Wonders, Keeping Warm, The Two Little Brothers, Bear's Hunger, Snowstorm, and the Dream. Each poem is accompanied by a printed water color, and a small black and white line drawing of a polar bear. This book was translated into English from the original German by John Theobald. ISBN 0-86724-007-5 Measures 5 3/4" x 4 3/4".. illustrated applied cover, Image mock-up for book. Heavy card stock pages with illustrated color papers attached, each picture is of an animal and some pages are a collage of the habitat. 7 3/4" x 8 1/2"
23 pp. Green illustrated printed paper cover, "Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing Toy Books." many illustrations, advertising on back cover for "new and beautiful toy and juvenile books." A collection of stories on proper behavior for youth. Stories include: Julia Roscoe; or the Careless Little Girl The Obstinate Girl; a Family Story Hector and Peter, or the Battle on the Beach Dangerous Sport Cruelty to Animals; or the Boys and the Squirrel Papa's Advice to Herbert; or Good Rules for Little Boys Enigma 6" x 3 3/4". inscribed, some foxing,small stain on cover 192 pp. Decorated cloth binding, with gilt edges. 48 woodcut engravings. Miniature book. The book starts off with a note from the author herself to the readers: "In this tiny book, my dear little friends will find a great many pictures drawn from the most interesting parts of the Old Testament. I intend to say a few words about each, to explain the meaning; but there is not much room, so I must be very short. I hope my young readers will want to learn more, and will gladly turn to their Bibles [so] that they may do so." The illustrations in this book are wood engravings, and with over 40 images there is nearly one every other page. While certainly simplicity images, mainly due to their relatively small size, they are charming renditions of some of the most dramatic scenes from the Old Testament. The image of the Tower of Babel, is stamped onto the cover. The last page of the book lists other "miniature juvenile" produced by the publisher.   Measures 3 1/8" x 2 3/4". Covers are soiled and show some cover wear. Additionally they are partially separate from text block. The back strip is damaged on the bottom edge. The interior pages show minor foxing and soiling due to age. There is an inscription done by a previous owner on the front interior cover.
22 unnumbered pp. color illustrated hard cover. Beautiful detailed color and black and white illustrations by author. Pookie the rabbit with wings sees Santa Claus and his dilemma trying to convince his friends. Part of Pookie series, first printing 1953.  Measures 8" x 10".  light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears. 38 pp. Applied printed cardboard cover, second edition, sewed binding, music with descriptions and instructions. A music book with preface and note to teachers, first three pages include testimonials in favor of the Singer's First Book. OCLC: 3 (8/29/2016) 5 1/2" x 5" . binding loose, wear on cover, water stain on inside pages, inscribed, foxing
10 pp. (plus 8 uncut sheets). Hardcover, German language. An interactive book, that allows the reader to tell the story of a day on the farm. Included are the paper dolls the two children, Johanna and Stefan, and their Father, Mother, Grandmother, and baby sister. All sheets are UNCUT.  Measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4" . Unused condition. 38 unnumbered pp. Pictorial cloth cover, frontispiece, color illustrations and decorations by E. Stetson Crawford, illustrations repeat throughout the book, red, black, and gilt monogram on end pages. Children's poem about school day romances that "are the dearest, after all!." 9" x 6 1/2"
A 162 paginated book tells the story of seven young girls, each representing seven different nationalities in order to showcase how different people around the world have different mannerism and customs.  The book is divided into six parts: Agoonack, and Her Sail Upon the Ice Island, A Long Journey Through a Strange Island, What Was Gemila Doing All This Time?, New Work for Pen-se and Lin, Can the Little Brown Baby do Anything? and Christmas-time Again for Louise. There are seven, including the cover page, charming black and white line drawings throughout the book. This book is a companion to 'The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball that Floats in the Air and' 'Ten Boys Who Lived on the Road from Long Ago to Now,'  also by Jane Andrews, and is  intended as an elementary text book, with pronunciation and vocabulary lists in the back. Copyrighted in 1877. Measures 7" x 5". Covers show edge wear. There is a top piece of the cover missing on the backstrip and there are some minor stains on the back cover. The inside front cover is inscribed by a previous owner. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age. Otherwise fine. 64 pp. Color illustrated cover, includes color and black and white illustrations by Clarence Biers. Five individual stories make up the book; "THe Litttle Pink Pig and the Big Road"  "One Boy and Other Boy, or the Wonderful Hammer" "The Little Pig That Learned to Smile" "Bunny" "The Fat Little Grub and the Snail's House and a Kind Pinching Bug". Copyright 1924, OCLC 6/2016- 3. Measures 9 1/4" x 63/4". Wear on cover, staining on pages, pages intact with no tearing
12mo. 12 pp linen picture book. Vibrant colors with descriptive title for each. Measures 4 5/8" x 8 7/8: Vibrant color. Machine stitch along fold. 16 pp. Illustrated cover with thread tied binding, 5 illustrations mixed with the story. Jerry wanted God to speak to him. He is taught that the voice he hears when he is about to do something wrong is God's voice. 4 1/4" x 3" some staining, thread binding loose in spots but still solid
28 pp. illustrated boards. A sticker book meant to help children learn the different constellations in the sky, from Cassiopeia to Orion. The book came with gummed golden paper stars that you would then place on the drawing of the constellation. The book provides a brief overview of each constellation. Measures 11 x 81/2". . Moderate cover wear, edge wear due to rubbing. Interior pages are slightly toned due to age. There are gold star stickers on the majority of the constellations. unpaginated. Applied  tri-colored printed cover over cloth spine, illustrated and printed images throughout, some pages with decorative borders, printed end papers, two-toned orange and black throughout. A book to bring happiness and virtue. Contains of variety of styles ranging from alphabet letters to poetry  to short stories all related to the Chubbies characters. 10" x 8". wear on cover, inner binding end paper torn, tears on pages-still able to read all text and see all illustrations
Johnny Crow's Party
Price: $20.00
152 pp. Applied paper cover, listed by book and chapters of the Bible. A book of questions arranged  by book of the Bible, Old Testament. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" Reprint.  Unpaginated hard cover with paste down illustration.  Color frontispiece and full page illustrations periodically throughout the book.  Each page with black and white line drawings. Two small spots of faint discoloration on dust jacket.  See image.
39 pp. Red fabric cover, bright colorful in-text  illustrations throughout.  Story line is Eddie Elephant's day and his interactions with other animals such as Mabel Monkey, Katy Kangaroo, and Christopher Crocodile. Measures 7 1/2"  x 6".. light wear and sun fading on cover's edges, one page with stai. [ABC] Jolly Animals ABC, Alphabet Series.  McLoughlin Bros.  New York, 1890.  Unpaginated with lithograph wrapper.  Black and white in-text illustrations of animal for each alphabet letter with rhyming verse.  Also six (6) full page color illustrations with animals and corresponding letters.  N is a Newt, T is a Tapir, X is a Xantho.  Measures 6 1/4" x 8 1/4".  OCLC 5.  Light Wear.  Hand penned numbers at top presumably archive notes.  From the Estate of Fran Howard, wife of LeRoy Howard, McLoughlin/Parker Brothers who was the son of Charles Howard, McLoughlin illustrator.  
397 pp. illustrated applied cover, brown with red and green image of man with top hat and cane. Text in German, no illustrations, fictional story loosely based on the life of Gisbert von Romberg (Wikipedia). 8" x 5 1/2". German, inscribed 384 pp. Leather cover, fold out map at back of book depicting "part of Turkey with Greece" with and inset of "Plan of Constantinople", dedication page to the "Members of the Boston Female Seminary, for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews", second edition. "I went to the Mediterranean particularly with the view of investigating the condition of the Jews", the book follows his travels from leaving Boston to Gibraltar, Malta, Smyrna, and Constantinople. 7 1/4" x 4 1/4". wear on cover, foxing and some staining throughout, inscribed
5 books written by Katherine M. Yates: Through the Woods, 1906. 33 pp. Color printed cover. By the Roadside, 1908. 39 pp. Color printed cover. Along the Trail, 1912. 62 pp. Color printed cover. On the Hill-top, 1919. 45 pp. Color printed cover. In the Valley, 1922. 53 pp. Color printed cover. This copy was published by The Harmony Shop, Boston. All are part of the Marjorie and the Dream series. They are stories for "the little girl or boy within, who never has grown up, and never will grow up." each book- 7 1/4" x 5" 28 unnumbered pages.  Stiff wrappers.  The wooden doll was upset because Baby wouldn't look at her as Baby wanted a Black dolly and she was white.  She dipped herself in ink and did what she could to become Black.  The excited little girl told her Nursie about her new doll.  Nursie declared "what a dear little dirty dolly!"  She was immediately washed and soon a white wooden doll once again.  Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"..
32 pp. Applied illustrated color cover, oversized, "drawn to plate by the author and lithographed in Great Britain by W.S. Cowell Ltd" Fully illustrated in color story of Marmalade the cat and his wife. They are reminiscing about when they met and planning their silver wedding anniversary party. Back cover shows the other Orlando books. 14" x 10 1/4". some wear and staining, front cover is bent and cracked in one corner Spiral bound unpaginated picture book with heavy plastic outer covers and interleaves printed in braille, while the profusely illustrated book has printed text throughout. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Humorous rhyming answers to fourteen questions about what it's like to be a cowboy.  Light to moderate wear..
8 pp. board pop-up book.  Includes four (4) pop-ups. Includes pop-up scenes with text from the market, the kitchen, the dining room and the bedroom. Each pop-up with rhyming verse. 1950s mid-century modern feel.  Measures 9" x 6". Light toning. Unnumbered pages includes both color and black and white illustrations. Few with captions suggesting that the items may make a nice hanky, etc. A note on the title page indicates this is a Needlework Book with Silk-Patterns-Needle and Transfers Fourteen (14) different pattern pages' each in black and white and color.  The designs include nursery rhyme characters, chicks, puppies, and circus performers. Each page has numerous transfer images.  Dust jacket with some repair. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".. some wear on dust jacket,
unpaginated. Metal spiral bound printed color paper cover, movable parts and pop ups, book 1864. A movable book about Hans and Fritz Katzenjammer and their uncle, the Captain. Something is always happening to them. The book includes pop-up, a movable wheel, and sliding activity. 8" x 8 1/4". wear on cover, possibly missing a movable part-the legs of the Captain on the page with the alligator 287 pp. with green pictorial covers showcasing a whimsical illustration of the Tin Woodman shaking hands with the Scarecrow. 1st edition. Sixteen (16) full color plates plus black and white in-text illustrations. Features illustrated endpapers with the comedians Montgomery and Stone portraying the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, respectively, in the 1902 musical, The Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4".. Rubbings on back strip. Ex-Libris on reverse of frontispiece. Binding cracked but intact. One of the full color illustrations is detached. Two pages, 152 & 153, have a stain in the center of the page. This does not effect visibility of the text.
61 pp. Pictorial hard cover with red card stock end papers, no dust jacket, part of the the "Twinkle Tales" series, illustrations throughout by Maginel Wright Barney, story by Laura Bancroft (aka L. Frank Baum). A story about Twinkle and her friend Chubbins who explore the prairie dog holes and the animals who are watching them back. Chapters include The Picnic; Prairie-Dog Town; Mr. Bowko, the Mayor; Presto Digi, the Magician; The Home of the Puff-Pudgys; Teenty and Weenty; The Mayor Gives a Luncheon; On Top of the Earth Again. 7" x 5" 244 pp. Stamped cloth cover with applied color paper label showing a boy and girl in the meadow with daisies, black and white illustrated frontispiece and 3 plates The adventures of Nan and Bert  and Flossie and Freddie Bobbsey. 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". wear on cover, slight foxing starting, inscribed
244 pp. Stamped cloth cover with applied color paper label showing a boy and girl in the meadow with daisies, black and white illustrated frontispiece and 3 plates The adventures of Nan and Bert  and Flossie and Freddie Bobbsey as their family travels to Washington. 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". no dust wrapper, slight wear on cover, paper clip rust stains on advertising pages in back, inscribed 14 pp. soft cover.  French language. An endearing book about a mischievous little bear, named Michou, and the trouble he gets into both at school and at the pool.  Illustrations are in both color and black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 3/4" . There is a large stain on the cover mostly on the front left corner, but some of it is also on the back cover. The covers are also partially detached in this area. Additionally, there is some missing surface litho on the front left corner. Edge wear. The interior pages are toned due to age.
21 unnumbered pages. Yellow pictorial cover, illustrated by Hoppin, engraved by Fay and Cox. The nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" arranged with black and white engraved illustrations. 8" x 6 1/2". text block detached from cover, some staining and wear 94 pp. Applied printed color cover, verses by Leonora Pease with vibrant color illustrations by Ella Dolbear Lee. A collection of verses and illustrations of different dolls. Does have stereotyped derogatory comments and images common to the time period. Has dolls including, the little bisque belle, the little jap man, the pickaninny dolls, the calico girl and worsted boy, little eskimo doll, candy mermaid, sailor boy blue, and Chief Zula Lu OCLC: 4 (10/10/2016) 9 3/4" x 8". some wear and staining on cover, inside binding split on title page-all pages are still intact , occasional finger prints on pages, spine material has come off in spots, ex libris sticker over inscription
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930/32) was a French poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". small tears in cover spine, all text in French, has glassine cover unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. René Georges Hermann-Paul (1864-1940) was a French artist and illustrator. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". some tears in cover, foxing starting, all text in French, has glassine cover
Handmade Diorama or Pop-up Book Created by a child as a school project.  Titled “Light” by John Crocker c1940s. Includes three (3) of four (4) original multi-dimensional pop-ups hand cut and water colored scenes constructed to demonstrate the evolution of light through the ages. These scenes include: Scene 1. Prehistoric Man – Torch – depicts prehistoric men in dimensional cave setting; one holds a torch; the other writes hieroglyphs of sorts. Scene 3. Pioneer Home – depicts a dimensional log cabin setting; pioneer woman pouring hot wax in a candle mold, while a candle burns on the table. Decorated in early American style. Scene 4. Edison’s Laboratory – Incandescence Light – depicts the interior of what most likely the Menlo Park laboratory; Thomas Edison seated at a table, feverishly at work in a room illuminated with incandescent light. Shelves are lined with scientific supplies and instruments. Measures 9” x 12”. Paper cover with applied lettering. Cover and edge wear. Unfortunately one scene is not present. . 64 pp. Printed color cover with matching dust jacket, color illustrations throughout, An I Can Read Book. Mr. Pig gets married to Selma Pig. When she tries to tell him that his son Sonny Pig will have a half baby brother or sister, Mr. Pig is confused about what the other half will be. A silly tale about a a pig family. 8 3/4" x 6 1/4". has dust jacket
This book includes four poems and their corresponding full=page, color chromolithographs. The poems are: Sister Nell, Dollie, Golden Hair, and Dog Shaggie. The images themselves are richly colored. The front cover is green with gilded accents. The main images is of a trellis with climbing ivy. There are four smaller images depicted within circles. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". Missing the top left corner of the front cover. Minor stains to the corners near the bindings on both the front and back covers. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age.  Interior cover page has an inscription from a previous owner (Carrie K Knox, North Sterling Connecticut). A wonderful example of a nineteenth century linen ABC book featuring a wonderful cover design with block printed with letters colored in red. The covers depict varies designs meant to appear as though they stamped designs. Addtionally the front cover depicts a young blond hair girl reading, and the back cover shows the same girl playing with a doll. The interior pages are printed in a 2 x 3 grid, with letter printed in one square and the corresponding image in the one next to it. The book covers everything from Anvil to Zebra. Has the appearance of a McLoughlin Brothers books, but no publisher is listed. 12 pp (including wrappers) 5 3/4" x 4 1/2". Covers are soiled due to age. Edges are fraying. Binding is held with a pin. Bottom corners are curled and folded.
Little Folks from Etiquette Town
12 pp (including covers). Each page has three to four letters on it. Each illustration is accompanied by a corresponding letter. On the bottom of each page is the description, such as "N Nosegay. O Owl. P Parrot." On the front and back interior covers there is a more detailed alphabet poem that matches the illustrations. "N is a Nosegay Besprinkled with dew, Picked in the morning, And given to you. Measures 9" x 6". Covers fully detached. Previous owner inscription on the first page. Interior pages show moderate foxing and toning, with some small stains that do not impact either the text or the illustrations. Illustrated by Mildred Lyon and Marguerite M. Jones.    Illustrated end-papers. Illustrated throughout both full page and in-text in three-color and black and white. Charming.
16 pp. wrapper with 7 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the third series, No. 4. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856 (like this book), and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. At the end there is a poem entitled, "Schoolboy Days." The book tells the story of a young boy named George who is tempted by a classmate to steal a farmer's fruit. The cover is pink with a light faded stain on the top left, and a few splotches on the back. The string used to bind the book is loose, and can be seen through the binding. As a result the pages are the book are loosened from the cover, but they are still attached. There is a stain on the top left of the first few pages, but it has faded and doesn't not effect the text or images of the book. There is some soiling and toning throughout. Measures 4 1/2" x 3". unnumbered. Printed yellow  paper cover illustrated in black and red, text with black and white illustrations throughout. The story of Margery Meanwell and her struggles. She and her brother are orphaned and Margery has only one shoe. She is taken in and given two shoes which she proudly displays and earns the nickname Little Goody Twoshoes. She works hard to teach herself then her friends how to read and write. 9 1/2" x 6". wear on cover, text block detached from cover
16 pp. wrapper, with one illustration. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. The book tells the story of Henry, a little boy, who learns that even children can do the Lord's work, in every day small acts of kindness. Ends with a hymn. Slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". 22 pp. litho on board book printed in black and white with full page and in-text illustrations and three (2) two-page full color pop-ups of Orphan Annie with two elephants, Annie with a dog jumping through a hoop and Annie balancing on a seesaw between a dog and a pig. Copyright 1935 Famous Artists Syndicate.  Harold Lentz paper engineer.
8 pp. wrapper, with 4 illustrations, colored. The story, told in verse, is a moral of boy who steals cherries from a farmer and his punishment. The cover is printed in color, and shows some wear with intact tears by the binding. The cover itself is almost completely detached from the rest of the book. There is some foxing, soiling and toning throughout. Measures 4 1/2"x 3 1/2". 8 pp. Blue illustrated printed cover, illustrations. Prayers are for "In the Morning" "At Night" "A Prayer for a Child who is in trouble" and "A Thanksgiving when a Child has recieved a favour from God" 3" x 2" inscribed, slight staining
Unpaginated. (65p.) Stamped Illustrated Hard Cover. An illustrated collection of traditional nursery rhymes with accompanying music. Full page relevant illustration verso with muscia and verse recto. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 3/4". 64 pp. illustrated litho on board story book.  Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white in-text line drawings and full page and in-text color illustrations of Lorraine and the fairy people.  Content includes Queen O' Weeds, The Moss Carpet Weaver, The Shaker of Seeds, Queen of Loving Thoughts, The Flower Gown Maker, The Commodore and The Master Colorist.  Measures 5 1/2" x 6 3/4".
A 5 Ľ” x 7 ˝” ornately decorated menu card depicting an elaborate parlor or dining room setting with a large mirror or marque in the background that displays the bill of fare.  A pair of puti at sides.  An elegant couple seated at the table with personal servants nearby.   Floral festoons about.  The reverse is the Carte des Vins.  Stab. Lit. C. Virano. C’ Roma.  Small corner chip. . 93 pp,, grey cloth boards with a stamped design on the front cover of a hammer and a rock. There are numerous black and white illustrations on every page by M K Scott. The book starts with "Perhaps you don't know one stone from another - very few people do. But perhaps you have collected some stones already, because they were pretty or odd looking. You'd like to know what they are, where they came from, and what they are made of. This book answers your questions." The book continues to describe how to start a rock collection, how to identify rocks, how to go on a 'real collecting' trip, and even how to make shelves for your rock collection. The book's endpapers are diagrams of different stones described in the book. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4" . Cover have very minor edge wear, with several small stains on the front. The book itself has been bent in a slight upwards curve. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper.
Mackarness, Henry S., and George W. Cottrell. Susie and the Butterflies And Other Stories. Boston: G.W. Cottrell, 1856.
38 pp. Green cloth cover with color illustrated dust jacket that has been covered with plastic. Color illustrations interspersed with text and black and white sketches. Illustrated by Anne Rochester. The story of a May tree growing in Margaret May's yard. Margaret plans parties for her dolls under the tree but disobeys her mother and meets a goblin. The story grows dark until Margaret and her uncle discover their May tree is more than a may tree. OCLC: 7 (8/24/2016) 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". inscribed in pencil on inside front cover, plastic covered dust jacket Woodcut illustrations throughout.   Back cover advertises G. W. Cottrell as Publisher, Bookseller, Stationer, and Valentine Dealer.
This is a reprint of a 1870s edition by the same publisher. There interior pages are the same, but the covers are different. The front cover depicts two children, one young girl reading, and the other, a young boy, dressed up as a soldier. The back covers shows a young girl in 1890s fashion wading in water, playing with a toy sail boat. This ABC book is rather unique, in that instead of finding items that start with the corresponding letter, they use names. For each letter of the alphabet they name a person and the action they are performing. For example: "B is Benjamin, making a bow... E is Eliza, feeding a hen.... X is Xerxes, a boy of great might." Each colorful illustration depicts this action, and there is generally three letters on a page. 12 pp (including wrappers), Measures 9" x 6". Covers are detached, and saddle stitch binding is loose on bottom staple. Covers show moderate edge wear. Back cover has a tear and several missing surface litho spots. Soiling/toning to interior pages due to age. This ABC book is rather unique, in that instead of finding items that start with the corresponding letter, they use names. For each letter of the alphabet they name a person and the action they are performing. For example: A is Ann, with milk from the cow... G is Georgiana, shooting an arrow... Q is Quintus, armed with a lance." Each colorful illustration depicts this action, and there is generally three letters on a page. The front cover shows two young girls reading from a book. The back cover has a printed advertisement for wooden block toys. 12 pp (including yellow wrappers). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" . Minor tear to front cover and missing lower right corner. The back cover is missing three small pieces along the edge. Covers semidetached. Sewing repair to binding.
The book tells the story of a little fur family that live in a tree trunk in the woods. The story showcases the little fur child as he leaves his house and explores the surrounding woods for the day. He encounters other creatures like him, as well as others that are very different, such as a fish and a flying bug. In one of the book's most memorable sequences, he even encounters a tiny version of himself, which he kisses and sends it on its way.  At the end of the day he returns home to dinner with his parents who then tuck him in and sing him to sleep. This book was one of the first collaborations between writer Margaret Brown and illustrator Garth Williams. Little Fur Family was a notable due to its fur cover.  The original edition of the book was entirely wrapped in real rabbit fur. This first edition had 50,000 copies printed, and it has been estimated that 15,000 rabbits were killed and skinned to provide enough fur for the covers. It came in a pictorial box with circular cut-out in the bear's stomach through which the fur protrudes. Later editions of the book only featured a patch of fur, mostly like fake fur, on the front cover. This is the first edition of this book, completely covered in rabbit's fur. The front fur cover is torn, but the fur covering makes it barely noticeable unless one opens the book. There is some slight deterioration stains on the pages where the paper has been in contact with glue used to adhere the fur. It comes in its original box, which is slighted browned and rubbed in the corners. This used to be a library copy so there are a few partial library stamps still visible on the box. unpaginated. Printed cloth cover, first edition, black and white and color illustrations. The story of Elin and her family, originally from Sweden, and their settling into a new home in America. The new land does not feel like home to Elin until she begins to learn about the country. Appears to be set in colonial time period, Elin encounters Native Indians. 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". slight staining on cover, no dust jacket, inscribed
unpaginated. Plastic spiral bound applied printed cover, illustrated end papers, black and white and color illustrations throughout by Keith Ward, Patent number 1,986,757, other patents pending. A collection of short stories of the adventures of Muggins the mouse. He sees the world, meets a Brownie, goes to the seashore, turns white, tries to fly,and becomes a hero. 5 1/4" x 6 1/2". Wear on cover, first two pages have come detached from spiral spine, previous owners tried to tape, inscribed twice, pages discoloring unpaginated. Printed paper cover, black, white, and orange illustrations by Kay Chorao, printed on peach paper. Jason Everett Bear lives with his mother in the forest. He loves himself and is very proud of himself because he does everything he is supposed to. He gets teased by the other animals who think he is a show off and " mama's bear" . He tries to act differently by getting into trouble but soon realizes that does not work. 9 1/4" x 7 1/2". paper back with minimal creasing on spine, scholastic price sticker
421 pp. Cloth cover with color applied pictorial, color frontispiece, black and white illustrations by Worth Brehm. The classic story by Mark Twain. A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". wear on cover, binding starting to loosen, inscribed 285 pp. Cloth cover with stamped frame around applied color illustration, frontispiece, 7 color plates. Illustrated by Franklin Booth. The story of two boys who look identical but live very different lives. One, Tom Canty,  an abused pauper and the other, Prince Edward, son of King Henry VI. 9 1/4" x 7" . inscribed in pencil, owners exlibris, foxing, text block loosening from binding
71 pp wrapper w period leather replacement cover.  Relevant black and white woodcut illustrations with multiplication solution and rhyming verse on each page.  e.g. Twice 8 are 16.   Yonder lions to be seen.  4 times 9 are 36.  Your medicine I soon will mix.  Decorative border elements page corners.  Back cover promotes publishers other products.  Measures 5 3/4" x 4 1/2". . Front cover detached but present. 32 pp. Applied marble cover, two stories 16 pp each. Two stories, Mary Ann no. 51 , discusses a new Sabbath school in New York and Little James no. 52, which describes a boy who memorizes Dr. Watts' First Catechism before he could read. 4 1/2" x 3" cover worn, foxing and staining on pages, pencil inscription
16 pp, color illustrated cover. Color illustrations throughout by author.  Story of a girl and her dog encountering fairies. Fantasy and whimsy throughout.  Measures 11 1/4" x 8 3/4". cover pulled away from bottom staple, light discoloration and some staining, inscribed. 91 unnumbered pages. Illustrated applied tri-color hard cover, black cloth spine, illustrated by author in black and red, illustrated end papers. Story about a little girl, Liza Jane, who lives on a plantation where her parents work. She tries to entertain herself and at a moment of quiet the stone she is sitting on bursts open and four little fairies emerge. They tell Liza about their history and they take her to their land. Although a pleasant story does contain stereotypical vernacular and some derogatory comments. 11" x 8"
unpaginated. Printed paper cover with stapled binding, color illustrations throughout by Ruth E. Newton. Verses by Mary Windsor of activities including going to the beach, playing, visiting the park, and riding in a carriage. 13" x 9 3/4". wear on cover, rip on cover, slight staining 16 pp. Blue illustrated printed paper cover, illustrations in book, cover lists "S.H. Colesworthy: Portland" as publisher,Seventh Series-no. 7. Hymn book with short religions lessons on behavior for children. Titles include Industrious William, The Violet, To a Little Girl that has Told a Lie, and A Naughty Boy. 4" x 2 1/2" . light staining on cover
Walter Crane
Profusely illustrated in the fanciful Victorian style of Walter Crane, both full page and in-text illustrations.  Contents include The Spanish Lady, The Seeds of Love, Early One Morning, Phillis on the New Made Hay and many more… 24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4".
Master Henry's Walk
Price: $55.00
24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4". 24pp. . Paper wraps. Hand colored cover decoration. Milner' Toys Series. Nine in-text woodcut engravings, including title page vignette. Adventures with Mr. Dalben and Master Henry Milner. Measures 3 3/4" x 6".
30 pp. Applied printed color cover, extended title: Containing the Stories of Peter Rabbit, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and Three Bears, color and black and white illustrations. Stories told for very young children by the author. 12" x 9 1/2". wear on cover, possible water damage on edge, inside binding split, some discoloration, inscribed Embossed illustrated paper wraps. unpaginated.  Color frontispiece. Black and white full page line drawing illustrations and border decoration throughout.   The story of Joyce and Robin and Jacko the Jackdow who lead them from adventure to adventure.  3 OCLC - 10/17/16.. Light cover wear.
179 pp, applied cover, collection of dialogues for school children, lists characters and props for each scenario, preface by author, beginning and end pages contain advertisement for publisher's other books. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" binding loosening, cover worn on edges,  foxing throughout, faded inscription on cover, "Alfred Williams" N. C. bookseller label on inside front cover 108 pp. Applied marble cover, frontispiece. The story of Mary Lothrop, who was taught to be pious and obedient. She talks with her mother about why her little sister died, her entry to school is discussed, and how her heart fails in the end, all while keeping her religious faith. 6" x 3 1/2"
Mother Goose
Price: $175.00
6] leaves, [6] leaves of plates.  18 chromolithograph illustrations. Cover illustration of running lion.  Rhyming story is titled Visit to the Zoological Gardens.  The first illustration depicts children on sedan chair riding an elephant. Numerous animals depicted. Measures 10 3/4" x 9".  Back cover promotes New Picture Books for Little Children. 71 & 73 Duane St., NY. . Light to moderate cover wear. 24pp. heavy card stock accordion or concertina style book. Illustrated by Mary La Fetra Russell. Printed front and back. Each page depicts and illustrates a different nursery rhyme with a portion of the rhyme at the base of the page. Charming imagery.  Includes all of the favorites plus a few less known including Tommy Snooks and Baby Brooks; Daffy-down-dilly and Wooley Foster has gone to sea. Generalized light to moderate wear. Measures 9 1/4" x 11" when folded.
Mother Goose
Price: $100.00
Unpaginated cloth on board with gilt stamp and applied die-cut illustration of Mother Goose and children. Essentially full page illustrations throughout with rhyming text inset. Large format measures9 1/4" x 12 . Condition: fair -- well read. Area of penciling on die-cut on front cover. Unpagenated. Litho on board covers. Full page illustrations with rhyming verse at base. Collection of Nursery Rhymes. Front free paper detached but present. Hinge is loose but attched. Intact tears last two pages 3in. along back strip. Measures 5" x 7".
Tells the story of Miss Vanity and how her pride, and love of fine dresses almost costs here everything. The story is written in verse with the moral of the story printed on the last page. Each page has its own wonderfully colored illustration. The publisher's advertisement on the back reads: "Picture books for little children ... 66 different kinds, for six cents each." Some light cover wear, and minimal general toning due to age. Otherwise fine. Measures 6" x 4 3/4". This look book tell the story of Mrs Mortimer and the school she opened after she became a widow. The story focuses on her two children, Josephine and Edward, her one of her favored pupils, Emma. There are eight black and white lithographs illustrating important scenes. The book is inscribed on the inside front cover; it was given to a student by her teacher. On the inside back cover, there is a list of other books that were a part of "The Child's Evergreen Miniature Library." 192 pp. Decorated pink cloth binding, with gilt edges. Measures 3" x 2 1/2". Slight cover and edge wear due to rubbing. The covers are soiled and faded, as is the gilt edges. The covers are partially detached from the text book. Interior pages have some minor foxing, soiling and stains due to age.
16 pp. Printed soft cover, full text, originally printed in The Mother's Journal. The religious story of sweet little three year old Antoinette who befriends Loose Ben, the sixteen year old slouching, dirty fire-maker at the Nelson Hotel. Antoinette asks Ben if she loves and prays to God. He responds yes but later confesses that he lied and until that morning did not. Ben has a change of heart. Little Antoinette is then spoken of as in her coffin and covered in roses when Ben finds her again. 4 1/4" x 2 3/4". slight wear, foxing 26 pp. Printed paper cover, frontispiece, illustrations. The story of a young girl and her rescue of a cat. Soffrona and her 'sister' Sophia were sitting by the water when some boys tried to drown a cat. They chased the boys away and took the cat home. The young kitten was not able to eat. Soffrona was so worried about the kitten. The next day she and Sophie went to deliver a warm petticoat to the woman down the road. The woman was upset because while she was out collecting sticks for her fire, some boys snuck in and stole the kitten of her cat. Soffrona was thrilled and let the kitten out to find her mother. The story contains many religious teachings. OCLC: 2 (Dec. 7, 2016) 4 1/2" x 2 3/4". staining on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed
17 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. The adventure of the author exploring on a May night and encountering fairies. The writer sees one fairy taller than the rest with a crown of diamonds and the name Gloriana. In her hand is a rose instead of a sceptre with which to bestow the never-fading rose on one who has been most profitable. The writer get s to hear why each fairy believes she should be the recipient. 5" x 3 1/4". wear on cover, foxing 400 pp. Applied color illustrated front cover, applied illustrated black and white back cover. A collection of prose and poetry literature, heavily illustrated, contibutors include Louisa May Alcott, R.M. Ballantyne, Mary Lamb, Aesop, Alfred Tennyson,  Clement Moore and more. Inscribed to Bessie P. Wiley Christmas 1895. 9" x 6 1/2". wear on cover, inscribed
A collection of poetry and lullabies for a child. The book has been divided into twelve different sections, with only a number as a title. At the start of each section is a small black and white charming illustration. There are also a few random illustrations throughout the book. The only illustration in color is the frontispiece, and it showcases a baby in her baptism dress and cap. The end papers are a whimsical piece in pink, of "The Week of Babies". This book was edited & compiled by Muriel Nelson d'Auvergne, and illustrated by T.J. & E.A. Overnell. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". . Light surface wear and fading on cover. 16 pp. green illustrated cover with thread tied binding, 7 engravings. Museum of Animals describes large animals such as the lion, elephant, giraffe, and bear. The book, which is not dated, discusses Pompey the lion in London and how he died 80 years ago-the lion died in 1758. 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" staining, cover wearing, criss cross stitched binding, inscribed
A charming and unique ABC book with full-color chromolithographs. There is an illustration for each letter, with generally two per page. Each image has a printed upper and lower case letter and imagery depicting the verse printed beneath. Some examples of the verses are: C begins Cat, and Carpet, and Cup. E is or Elephant, monstrous and high. R stands for Rabbits, for Fanny, for John. Front cover depicts two young children, a boy and a girl, reading from a large ABC book. The back cover has printed advertisements for other series by the publisher. Some of the pages have offset printing errors. 16 pp (including wrappers). Measures 10 1/2" x 7". . Covers are soiled with some stains. Tear on the front cover and minor penciling near the top. Back cover is missing piece of left bottom corner. Made-do homespun fabric back strip repair, rest of the binding is loose. Interior pages are soiled/toned due to age. 24 pp. Blue printed paper cover, full text, sewed binding, Number one of series, seventeenth edition. "first of a series of stories, of which it possible may be the beginning and the end" from to the reader. A story of a woman and her misery when her husband begins drinking. 5" x 3 1/2". some wear and staining on cover and on pages
16 pp. Red illustrated printed paper cover, engraving throughout, 'by a friend to youth.' Short descriptions with illustrations, mostly biblical but also one with playtime and one with elephant, writing addressed to "William." 4 1/4" x 2 1/4". wear on cover, foxing, binding coming loose My Real Dollhouse is an activity book where each page when cut out and properly folded makes one room of the doll house. Along with the directions the following rooms are included the Kitchen, the Garden, the Play-Room Circus, the Living-Room, the Nursery, the Dining Room. The rooms are wonderfully charming colored lithographs depicting scenes in each room. The covers There are no dolls with this book. Measures 13" x 10". Heavy edge wear. The covers themselves are soiled and partially detached and the back cover has a section that is fully detached. The interior pages are fully detached, and the direction sheet is toned and brittle due to age. The rooms themselves have some edge wear and  are tone, and cut out. There are crease marks where they were folded in order to make them stand, and in some cases there are slight tears along these folds.
unpaginated. Printed color cover, color illustrated end papers,color illustrations throughout by Johnny Gruelle, 15th edition. Sunny Bunny and his family are in a bind, the farmer has plowed up all the grassy land and Sunny Bunny being a respectable and honest bunny will not steal from the gardens. He moves his family and is almost out of hope when he encounters Bobby and betty, two children who are sad because they set up a beautiful home for guinea pigs but their uncle can no longer get the guinea pigs. Sunny Bunny and the children come to an agreement. 7 1/4" x 6". wear on cover, some staining in book, two pages have spots where the page has lifted-does not impact ability to read the story Applied cover board book, colorful illustrations, Rand McNally Junior Elf Book, 8026. A brief story of Noah's Ark with vibrant cartoon images. Large simple words for early readers. 6 1/2" x 5"
Nursery Primer
Price: $28.00
24 pp primer with color illustrations of children at work and play on covers. Woodcut on inside cover depicts older child playing teacher in a classroom setting. Title page depicts a ring of children around the world.  Includes 18 different lessons. Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. New York: The Platt & Munk Co Inc, 1933. Hardcover. Good +. Eulalie. 77 pp. profusely illustrated with full page color numerous colored and some B&W in text illustrations. There are eight stories told in this book: The little red hen and the grain of wheat -- The Tale of Peter Rabbit -- The Three Little Pigs -- The Cock, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen -- The Story of Little Black Sambo -- The Gingerbread Boy -- Chicken Little -- The Three Little Kittens. The cover shows some general wear, and damage to the top of the binding. The inside pages show light toning, and two illustrations during the story of The Three Little Pigs have blue crayoning. 12 1/4" x 10".
15 pp. Illustrated printed paper cover, illustrations throughout with associated text. Advertisement for Oak Hall, clothing store on North Street Boston, prose of store history and advertising for juvenile patrons with illustrations. 6 1/4" x 5 1/4". some wear on cover, water stain on inside pages unpaginated. Printed soft cover with cloth spine hand sewn, illustrations, Pleasure Books. An old dame founf a silver sixpence while sweeping her home. She went to town and traded it for a white pig. While trying to get home, the pig refuses to go over the stile. She tries to get a dog to bite the pig but ends up having no one listening to her until a a smart mouse comes along. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". some staining
Gilt enhanced chromolithograph wraps. 6 leaves. 6 full page color plates. The adventures and misadventures of a mother bear and her cubs.  Back cover promotes McLoughlin products  including info on Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series, Gilt Cover Picture Books and more. Measures 9" x 10 3/4".. Sewing repair on backstrip. First text page and plate page appear to be reverses. 16pp nursery rhyme picture book.  Includes six (6) full page chromolithograph images and numerous in-text three color line drawing. Charming anthropomorphic or humanized dog.  Measures 10 3/4" x 9 1/4"
Our Holidays
Price: $55.00
30 pp. Printed hard cover, paper on cover has faint marbling, full text. "A wonder tale for boys and girls, both little and 'grown tall'", part of the Marjorie and the Dream series. Preface and foreword by author. 7 1/4" x 5" has address label on front page 6 leaves with applied cutout puzzle pieces. Pictorial wraps 9 1/4" x 10 1/2".. Instructions on inside cover. Depicts busy midway with vendors and acts, farm life, the seashore, the zoo,the flower mart and the train station.  Back inside cover promotes other books in the series. Outer cover promotes the Warne's Nursery Literature books.
Pals on the Farm
Price: $275.00
Unpaginated. Introduction by F.E. Weatherly. c1897. Three (3) double page pop-ups including Neddy’s Friends (farm scene), Bunny-kin Town, and Wild Indians. The first scene has creases in donkey's head and dog leashes at fold. Second (center) pop-up detached (pulled away from staples) from book, but present. Cover and edge wear from handling. Light warping on cover. Measures 7" x 7 1/2". Diarama-style childrenâ™s book w Eight (8) die-cut movable animals A 9âť x 11 ½❠heavy card stock fold-out diorama-style barnyard scene. Includes eight (8) different easel back, mechanical animals, each with a printed verse. They are Wooley the Sheep, Gobbie the Turkey, Dobbin the Farm Horse, Hissie the Goose, Gruntie the Pig, Sheep the Dog, Rex the Pony and Mooey the Cow. Complete. Cover wear with original price in grease pencil. Interior in excellent condition.
51 pp with pictorial covers of song including printed music and musical score. Arranged and with accompaniments by Theo. Marzials ; set to pictures by Walter Crane; engraved & printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Profusely illustrated in the fanciful Victorian style of Walter Crane, both full page and in-text illustrations. Contents include The Spanish Lady, The Seeds of Love, Early One Morning, Phillis on the New Made Hay and many more⦠Measures 12" x 8 ½âť.  Light separation at base where end paper meets backstrip. When closed measures 4 1/2" x 6". Paper wraps.  Opens out to an 80" hand colored procession with the Lord Mayor concluding the procession.  Created in four sections and glued together.
Introduction by E. Weatherly and black and white in-text illustrations by E. S. Hardy.  Fanciful cover illustration "The Queen of the Bird Fairies', originally from book "Peeps into Fairyland".  Verses include Pantomime Picture, Billy Amos, Hero.,A Little Boy's Pocket, The Other Donkey, Pussycat Street,  How the Letter was Posted, The Brave Circus Boy, Polite Polly and  Honey Pot Farm.   Includes five (5) double page pop-ups.  One text page detached, but present. Edge soiling on pages from handling. Edge of end paper front cover lacking.  Measures 12 1/2" x 10".. 205 pp. Black embossed cover, frontispiece, illustrations, plates throughout. Paul Fenimore Cooper is the translator of these tales and woodcuts are by Ilse M. Bischoff. The Stories are of the southern, or Tosk, dialect and come from two collections made by  Auguste Dozon and Holger Pedersen. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4"
Peculiar Penguins
Price: $125.00
45 pp. 8vo. red cloth on board with pictorial cover label depicting courting penguins. Bright illustrations top portion of each page Inscribed on free end paper. Generalized light wear from handling and edge wear on cover. Vibrant color. 8 pag. Grandpapa Pease  Series.Half page hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover. The story of Cinderella.   Back cover promotes Pease's Great Variety Store, games, historical amusements and more.  Decorative device  border. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Heavy wear; sewing repair spine, intact tears, pencilling.
Picture Primer
Price: $40.00
16 pp. Illustrated printed paper cover, each story has illustration at start, book number 16, mid to late 1800's. Titles include: Remember. -- What a child ought to be. -- What a child ought not to be. -- What a good little boy is. -- What a good little girl is. -- Things to give. -- Things to keep. -- Rules for the playground. -- The golden rule. -- The morning ride. -- The new armchair. -- Yes and no. -- Love to Jesus. -- A bad bargain. OCLC: 1 (8/29/2016) 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" . cover worn and torn, edges flaking, cover not attached to binding, pages intact with some foxing 8vo. 8 pp with wraps with red printing  First page is upper case alphabet followed by lower case. page. Five (5) lesson pages, concluding with a child praying as he has lost his parents. All pages hand colored. Scarce item.
Pinocchio
Price: $100.00
Unpaginated. Illustrated wrap. French Language. In-text black and white with lithograph. Three-quarter page illustrations with text at base. Based on Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. 2 in. separation at base of cover. Measures 7" x 10 1/2". . A 10 1/2 x 7 1/2" box style folio with 37 Play Time booklets.  The reverse of the box indicates the series was designed for young children to learn by doing - nursery through primary grades.  This is followed by contributors and artists and a lyst of available Play Time books.    Apparently only a portion of the list is in each box and in no particular orde.  The booklets range from 4 to 8 pages and encourage learning in many different ways, from cutting and dressing paper dolls, to counting and drawing, reading, cooking, creating shadow puppets and much more. There is a  reference to an "Instant Guide to How and Why Program"  which is not present.   Partially completed by a child.
0351- Picture A. B. C. Seires 8vo. 10 pp. Linen. A twist on the traditional ABC book. Begins with "Hide and Seek with the Big Letters" printed in black and white. Each letter with a question and relevant illustration for letter. "Where is the A in Wall and Cat?" ."Where is the Q in Queen and Quill?. Interspersed three-quarter page color illustrations throughout.  Measures 9" x 7".  OCLC - 1 (Sept. 2017). 16 pp, concertina style book applied litho on board. Brown cloth tape bind, printed on both sides.  Googly-eyed children in the style of Grace Drayton children depicted in daily activities e.g. playing, reading, and boating.  Measures 10" x 8", opens to 10" x 64". Cover wear with scuffs and light fading. Shelf wear. Vibrant color within.
Applied board cover, colorful illustrations by Doris Stolberg. Nancy is on vacation and wants to see and do everything. The story describes her weeks adventures. 8" x 6 1/2" slight wear on edges of cover Tells the classic story of the Five Little Pigs and along with the story are six full page illustrations, beautifully rendered. The front cover depicts an older woman with a child on her lap, appearing to tell the story of the Five Little Pigs as she tweaks at each of the child's toes. A pig in a suit is show in the doorway. Apart of the Pleasewell Series, with stapled lithographic wrappers.Unpaginated, 12pp (including wrappers.). The interior pages are printed on linen. Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/2". Both the front and back covers show cracks down the center, most likely due to being bent at some point. Edge wear. Minor toning on interior pages. There is a signature in pencil from a previous owner on the interior cover, and a red mark on one interior page.
Pranks of Peter Pig
Price: $100.00
Unpaginated.  Applied litho on cloth binding.  Illustrated end papers with pigs. In-text three-color anthropomorphic animal images throughout.  Stories of Peter the little pig who lived at Folly Farm.  These stories were broadcast on Madge Tucker, director of Children's Programs for National Broadcasting Company, Sunday Morning Children's Hours.   Content includes Peter Pig Discovers Things, Peter Pig Takes a Prancing Lesson, Peter Pig Meets a Ghost, Mumsy Pig takes a Holiday, A Pig is judged by the way he oinks and much more.  Measures 7" x 10". unpaginated. Applied color printed cover over boards, color illustrations throughout by Ruth E. Newton, assisted by Betty Carter, color illustrated end papers. The story of a little tiger who was very sweet who knows how to catch animals but only eats carrots, nuts, or bananas. He takes a walk and tries to eat the other animals but they give him other treats instead. They invite him to a party  where they choose a special name for him. OCLC: 4 (9/28/2016) 8 1/4" x 7 1/2". cover torn on spine, wear on cover edges
95pp. Illustrated Hardcover. In-text black and white with color imagery.Vibrant color. Illustrated end papers. Measures 6 1/8" x 9 1/8". 93 pp cloth backed pictorial boards.  Copyright John B. Gruelle, Norwalk, CT.   Pictorial end papers. Profusely illustrated with vibrant partial to full page illustrations.

Fifty (50) playing cards, each representing a different
Latin author.  The name of the individual
is at the top of the card followed by seven (7) questions.  Each of the questions is answered by the name
at the top of the card.  In original slip
case with instructions.   The interior
portion of the slip case provides information on the Outline of Latin
Literature, Significance of These Dates and Abbreviations of Roman Personal
Names Used in This Game.  Inscribed on
exterior of slip case. Light wear on slip case; contents excellent and
complete.

8 pp. wrapper, 1 woodcut. This is from a series of 32 booklets, all 8 pages each. Three short religious stories about how one person can make a difference. Produced for the Religious Tract Society, at 56 Paternoster Row; 164 Piccadilly, London. Slight soiling and toning, intact tears along binding. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"..
87 pp. Applied marble cover, 3 plates,  embellishments at end of some chapters. Reuben, originally hesitant about going off to school,  learns how his Bible studies can influence his daily life. 6" x 4" 72 pp. Apllied marble cover, full text. Memoir of Normand Smith, born in Hartford, CT in 1800. An advertisement at the start of the book explains that this is not a eulogy but "an example for the imitation of others, who move, as he did, in common walks of life." 6" x 4"
115 pp. Applied illustrated cover over blue cloth, frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Contains lessons in astronomy, including diagrams, descriptions, and accounts of planetary and celestial topics. Dictionary at end. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" A 76 pp hard cover book with pictorial covers. Includes 22 full page illustrated plates, some in color. Profusely illustrated with sepia tone line drawings throughout. Includes verse and music. Cassell & Company's Publications advertising pages at rear. Shelf wear. Rebound with black endpapers. Slight separation at fold. 6 3/4" x 8 1/2".
15pp Grandmamma Easy Series. Half-page relevant hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover.  Contents include The Farmer's Wife, The Shepherd, The Wheatsheaf,  The Horse, The Donkey, Look at the Nobel Swan and The Child and Pirde. Back cover promotes other Gray Sprague & Co. books and Marks' Colored Toy Books. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Moderate to heavy wear. 15pp Grandmamma Easy Series. Half-page hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover.  Adventures of a young boy.  Back cover promotes other Gray Sprague & Co books and Marks' Colored Toy Books. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Significant wear.
16 pp. wrappers. 8 woodcuts. Puzzles with answers. Sewing repair on back strip. Intact tears, soiling, periodic toning. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". 24 pp. Blue paper illustrated printed cover, no title page, book begins with illustration and story. "For the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church" The story of Robert and his lack of enjoyment at school, he encounters the parents of his friend Frank, a successful student, and is quoted the lessons of the Bible. Robert is very impressed and changes his ways. 4 1/2" x 3" slight foxing
Six (6) heavy card stock punch pages (including covers)  with 3  room settings and extensive  accessories to create 1930s rooms.  They  include the Dining Room, Playroom and Bedroom. Well Detailed accessories, each with a caption. Detailed to the point of individual ABC blocks, cups, saucers and flatwear. Measures 19 1/4" x 12 1/2". Tape reinforcement on the blank reverse of some cut-outs.  One piece lacking from back cover. 302 pp. Cloth cover with a stamped black and red illustrations of a flowering plant. Heavily illustrated and decorated by Myrtle Sheldon. The book is a collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood, each paired with an illustration. Measures 7 1/2" x 6" . Covers show minor edge wear. Binding is cracked, and some interior pages are loose. Front interior cover is signed by a previous owner.
302 pp. Cloth cover with applied printed  paper title, frontispiece, heavily illustrated and decorated by Louis Rhead. An exciting tale of David Balfour, who after his father dies, goes to live with his miserly old uncle. The uncle brings him to the port one day where he proceed to sell the boy. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4". some rubbing on edge of cover, inscribed, ex-libris of previous owner 36 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. The pages are numbered 129-160. Three magazines were combined, so that "all the attractions of each magazine will now be concentrated in one." The new magazine was instructive and moral, and featured a large number of woodcuts. A great variety of material was included such as bible stories, little moralized tales, fables, dialogues, poems, letters, puzzles, and games. There were often featured articles that would deal with geography, travel, natural history and with various industries and arts. A highlight of this particular volume is an excerpt detailing what attractions were found at Merry's Museum, such as a aquarium filled with fish, and the story of Cleopatra. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show minor wear, particularly around the edges. There are minor stains, toning and foxing throughout. Previous owner inscription on front cover.
Robinson Crusoe
Price: $65.00
Unpagenated. (8p.) Illustrated Wrap. In-text black and white. Hand colored lithograph. Hand sewing repair on spine. Address 24 Beekman Street. 1854-1863. Measures 6" x 9" . Unpaginated. Illustrated Color Wrap. Two column text plus 6 full page chromolithographs. Robinson Crusoe retold in verse. The verses are the same as those in 'Aunt Louisa's oft told tales. Back of each leaf, alternating verso/recto, is blank. Measures 9 1/8" x 10 3/4".
The Happifats cookbook, is a miniature book, 1st edition, with recipes inspired by dolls. Each recipe is accompanied charming by a black and white, with accents of hand coloring done in crayon.  Some recipes included are: Raggedy Ann Bars, Hello Dolly Dingles, and Brownies Supreme.  These book was compiled by Ruth E Adomeit and published by the Angeleno Doll Club which was a women's association in Southern California. All the illustrations in this cookbook are of a specific type of doll known as Happifats. They are bisque dolls (a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque porcelain and they are often characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish) that are solely inspired by the illustrations of Kate Jordon which appeared in John Martin's Books from 1913 to 1921. John Martin's Book was a children's magazine aimed at five- to eight-year-olds, and included stories, illustrations, and puzzles.  Measures 3" x 2".. Minor edge wear, otherwise fine. 261 pp. Applied printed over cloth cover, black and white illustrations, color plates, frontispiece, illustrated end paper. Stories following and expanding the stories of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Illustrated by John R. Neill and written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. 9 1/4" x 7". cover worn, cloth pulling of board, toning, pencil writing on some pages
192pp. cloth stamped boards. Miniature book.  Jewish High Priest frontispiece.  The book starts with an introduction to parents and Sunday school teachers and it was designed to teach children lessons of religious, historical and political truth. There are a total of eight chapters, most of which span the stories from the Old Testament. Interspersed throughout the book are over a half dozen black and white illustrations. Measures 2 1/4" x 2".. Covers are slightly soiled, and faded due to age. Binding is damaged, the covers are partially detached from the text block. The interior titled page has a small hole in it. A retelling of the classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are color, full page illustrations, beside each page of the story. The drawings are whimsical and charming. Some tape repair. In German.  Softcover, 12 pgs. Measures 9" x 7 1/2" . Moderate cover wear. Some tape repair evident on interior pages due to a binding repair. Age toning and edge wear. This does not effect the illustrations or readability of the book.
24 pp. Yellow illustrated paper cover, illustrations of all animals referenced. Part of Babcock's Moral, instructive and amusing toy books. Each animal included has multiple anecdotes. Animals include the lion, tiger, elephant, dog, camel, horse, and bear. 6" x 4" staining, some tears in cover 16 pp. wrapper, 6 woodcuts. Part 3 of the series "My Own Little Library", Tells the story of a little girl named Ellen, who learns the beauty of nature, it ends with a moral. Decorative engraving on every page. Wear on edges of cover, slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/4".
A retelling of four Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tales, "The Tin Soldier", "The Dancing Flowers", "The Wild Swans", and "The Ugly Duckling". Wonderfully whimiscal color illustrations fill every page, bringing the well known stories to life. Illustrated by Maraja. Printed in Italy by Fratelli Fabbri Editori. Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4".. Edge wear to covers and back strip. Both front and back covers have minor stains and soiling. There is an inscription by a previous owner on the interior cover. Two whimsical letters from a mother to one of her two daughters, Elizabeth Simon (nicknamed Betty). The first letter mentions a visit to their cousin Ruth, who has two cats on her roof. The missive continues on asking her how here hay fever is doing and if she has had anytime to play with the kitten next door. Lastly it mentions the mother has been so busy that morning that even though it is 11 AM, she still hasn't had time to fix her hair.The letter is embellished with four pen and ink drawing- two cats on a roof of house, little girl playing with cats, four children riding on a horse, and two children playing in the water. The second letter is longer than the first. It starts with the mother telling Betty that she has been feeling better lately, though her hip is hurting her pretty badly so she will most likely stop riding soon. It discusses a visit from their Aunt and a picnic lunch she had a Lake Waldon. There she watched several children on a water slide. She then inquires after what Betty has been doing in her spare time and if she has any stories to share, such as a stubbed toe perhaps or a bee landed on her nose? It ends with the hope that Betty will borrow her sister's, Barbara's, water wings to help her float.  In-text drawings of  a water slide, a child landing in the water, and presumably Betty with a bee on her nose. Measures 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" (folded card) . The envelope is toned due to age and the letters themselves some minor soiling, otherwise fine.
24 pp (including covers) Retells the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. The book has rich in-depth color illustrations, four full page, and one double page. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Covers partially detached. Offset litho between the center fold. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Minor faded penciling on back cover. One page has a very small (less than 1/2") tear, but it does not effect the text or illustration. A 6 3/8" x 5 7/8" advertising broadside or flyer with a full page hand colored wood-cut captioned Mary with Her Flowers  with an illustration of a child holding a basket of flowers and picking a rose.  Captioned Published by B. Bramell, 572 North Second Street, Philadelphia. Heavy wear..
14 pp. Printed soft cover, stapled. A Telegram message by Sophie, delivered at Hamburg, New Jersey, March 2, 1902. Reported by Pastor H.J. Roberts, copyrighted by Sophie Lichtenfels. Written in a German accent, "De Lord has given me a telegram to deliver to you peeples dis morning" Sophie lived near her church in New York City and felt she was bon a preacher. She gave her meager income to support the missionary outreach program and wished to be a missionary herself (Patty MeGarvey, U.S. Archives of the C&MA, Colorado) 5" x 3" . slight staining and small tears on cover 8 pp (including covers) Litho on board throughout. German language. A 'funny picture book', that tells the story of three children asking when spring will come again. Along with the children are several animals, such as a chicken, a pig, a snail and a beetle. The watercolor illustrations are by Ilse Wende-Lungershausen and are brightly colored and full of energy. They showcase the children at play in various situations.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8" . Minor cover wear (most evident in the surface scratches to the red umbrella on the front cover). Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Tape repair to binding of center page. Small stain evident on the bottom center of the interior pages.
Spielende Kinder
Price: $55.00
16 unnumbered page picture book with litho on board covers.  Full page color illustrations with two line caption beneath each. A German language book depicting children in difficult or unfamiliar social situations and a bit of an explanation as to how to resolve. Bright colors. Measures 11 3/4" x 8".  Marked No. 450. 24 pp. with in-text and full page woodcut engravings throughout. Content includes A Pawnee Brave, Indian Gratitude, Indian Observation, Indian Stratagem, Red Jacket, Indian Shrewdness, An Indian's Joke, Indian Character, Indian Integrity and Indian Politeness. Excellent imagery depicting Native American of the time. Measures 4" x 6 1/4". . Surface soiling from handing, some toning. Old glue repair.
24 pp. with in-text and full page woodcut engravings throughout. Content includes Method of Taking the Whale, Shipwrecks and Disasters, along with general information on appearance, habits and locations. Graphic accountings of whale related incidents. Measures 4" x 6 1/4". Penned signature on front cover. Light toning. 120 pp, light brown blind stamped cover with gilt stamp spine, five sections 24 pp each, many illustrations, titles include Story about Lapland, Peep at the Old World, The Poetical Alphabet, Stories about the Whale, and Stories about Indians. 6 1/4" x 4" light wear of cover, light foxing, inscribed, part one and two title pages missing possibly by design