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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". . 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.
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
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. .
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
12 pp miniature book.  It is A Little Pickle. No. 1395. c1905.  One of the books from The Little & Good Library Series. . 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 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 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 Tiny and Her Vanity
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. 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,
Animal Children
Price: $125.00
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... 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,
Tiktok and the Nome King, Frank Baum 1932
32 pp. Printed soft cover, decorative border throughout, illustrations. Contains two stories; The Story of the Edinburgh Doll and The Family Circle, or The Story of Helen, George, and Lucy, which is broken in to two parts. The Edinburgh Doll is written in verse and tells about the story of "little Mary's doll". Story deals with Mary's witnessing of and frustration with slavery. The Story of Helen, George, and Lucy tells of the children learning about what is a slave and how the quote of a Mr. Cowper discourages using slave labor. The second part of the story "The Eclipse" explains about the moon and the earth's rotation. 8 1/2" x 7". heavy wear, text block detached from cover, staining, foxing, tears on cover and pages, repair on front end paper 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" 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"
Bird Children
Price: $125.00
Blinky Bill
Price: $125.00
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". 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".
Book of Birds
Price: $70.00
Bow-wow Stories
Price: $90.00
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. 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
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". 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 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".
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
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
Das Frohe Kind
Price: $48.00
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. 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 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"
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" ..
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.
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 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.. 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.
Mother Goose.
Hört Ihr Leute!
Price: $60.00
Profusely illustration in full page illustrations by Frederick Richardson.  Also includes three color border decorations of geese walking through a garden. 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
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
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". 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 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 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
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 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"
Johnny Crow's Party
Price: $20.00
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
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 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. .
Little Folks from Etiquette Town
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 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". 24 pp die-cut book in the shape of Little Marian. F. Moras lith. Title and lithographer imprint front printed wrapper; publisher imprint from back wrapper. Color illustrations throughout.  A young girl faces life's challenges. The OCLC Note -" Pilgrim's Progress in a crinoline, in cut-out format of Prang's Red Riding Hood" sums up the content. Measures 7" x 2 1/2". OCLC 2 (4/27/17). Sewing repair on partially detached covers' cover wear and toning on inside blank covers.
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. .
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.
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
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
Walter Crane
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 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". 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
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
Mother Goose
Price: $175.00
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" 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". 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 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
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" 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
Our Holidays
Price: $55.00
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. 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".
Pals on the Farm
Price: $275.00
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"..
Peculiar Penguins
Price: $125.00
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" 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.
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.
Playmates ABC
Price: $50.00
8vo. 10 pp. 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. 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.
Pranks of Peter Pig
Price: $100.00
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 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". 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".
Ring-A-Round-A-Rosy
Price: $45.00
Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated by the author through out including thirteen (13) color plates. Illustrated text pages in sepia. Done after Greenaway. Charming Victoriana. Measures 1/4" x 10 1/4". Inscribed on blank free end paper. Amos Alley Falls. from Grandpa. Dec. 25th, 1896. 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 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
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
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. 32 pp. wrapper book, with illustrations, but missing pages 15-19, 29-30. There are two sections of the alphabet. The first shows two historiated woodcut letters to a page. The second has four illustrative cuts per page with vocabulary words as well. All pages have a decorative border. Page 31 has a woodcut portrait of George Washington. Cover is missing as well, and has been rebound with a green cloth and tape. Several intact tears, others repaired with tape, others tears are sewn. Cover sheet is missing bottom portion. Foxing and slight toning. Measures 5 3/4" x 3 1/2"..
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. 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
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
175 pp, cover is dark brown blind stamp with gilt stamp spine, frontispiece and illustration on title page, chapters include Neighbor's Gossip, A Great Change, Secret Schemes, and New Connexions,  part of the Appleton's Tales for the People and their Children collection. 6" x 4" slight wear on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed 64pp. Illustrated by Maginel Wright Barney. Pictorial cover board book with full page color illustrations throughout. Blank white end papers. Content includes The Golden Key, Through the Tunnel, Sugar-Loaf City, To the Kingâ™s Palace, Princess Sakareen, The royal Chariot, Winkle Gets Thirsty, and After the Runaway. Vibrant full color illustrations throughout. Measures 5" x 7". Condition: light shelf wear; otherwise fine.
Sugar-Loaf Mountain
Content includes The Golden Key, Through the Tunnel, Sugar-Loaf City, To the King’s Palace, Princess Sakareen, The royal Chariot, Winkle Gets Thirsty, After the Runaway. 96 pp. Printed paperback cover, woodcut illustrations throughout. A collection of short stories with religious morals. Stories include "Susie and the Butterflies" "Rosalie and Hetty" "The Almond Blossom" "Ellen's Canary" "Fanny's Sacrifice" "Patience" and "God's Work". Back cover advertises G.W. Cottrell, Publisher, Bookseller, Stationer, and Valentine Dealer. 4 1/2" x 4" some staining, wear on cover
Tales of Little Dogs
Vibrant color illustration throughout including pictorial covers and end papers.  A profusely illustrated book of poetry verse on various dogs.  Many breeds depicted. Pictorial boards with die-cut window at center revealing 10 little heads of Black children.  9 die-cut pages. When opened the verse on the first page reads "Ten Little Nigger Boys Going out to dine One choked his little self and then there were NINE.  Number decreases by page until the last page when the last child gets married, ending in "then there were NONE".  Black Americana.
The Baby's Bouquêt
40 numbered pages, with 19 color illustrations. Tells the story of Nip and Tuck, two fairies, as they encounter numerous animals on their adventures. Comes in original box, with a note that recommends the book for children ages 5 to 8 years old. This book is a part of the Volland Sunny Book Series. The inside cover has a child's book plate. The covers are in great condition, and the binding is tight. overall it is in great condition. Measures 8" x 6 1/2" Profusely illustrated throughout with full page, in-text and border decorations A song book of thirty-seven (37) nursery songs with words and music.
The Betty Book Written by Betty, Betsy and Bess.  Thomas Nelson & Sons. Ltd.  C1921.
. A Companion to the âśBabyâ™s Operaâť. The Tunes Collected & Arranged by L.C. Pictorial covers. Profusely illustrated throughout with full page, in-text and border decorations A song book of thirty-seven (37) nursery songs with words and music. Cupid fleur-de-lys cover design with Cupid at center amidst nursery rhyme characters. Decorated end papers. Measures 7 ½❠x 7 ½âť. Profusely illustrated in black and white in-text and full page.  Also How Betsy and Bess (her dolls) came to Betty.  Charming imagery.
Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x 5" slight wear from folding and unfolding, a few small tears in pop up 24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 1, illustrations throughout. Fables and verses are interspersed with illustrations and morals. Advertisements are seen at the front and back of book. 5 3/4" x 4" staining and wear
A charming children's book full of Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations. In addtion to the classic rhymes the book also features several short stories, such as "Good Doggies" and "The Quack Quack Family". There is also an ABC section to the book as well. Red cloth backed covers, with a pictorial cover attached.  Pictorial end papers depicting characters from the rhymes.   Unpaginated. This book was copyrighted in 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1939. It is the 23rd edition. Edited by Watty Piper. Measures 12 1/4" x 10". Edge wear to cloth covers, the boards beneath the cloth are exposed in the corners. The pictorial cover is worn on the edges, and has some small sections of missing surface litho. Back cover has some stains. Inside endpaper is torn in two places. Tape repair to binding. There is an inscription down by a previous owner. Minor stains and toning on interior pages, does not affect readability. 152 pp. Embossed cloth cover,gilt spine, frontispiece, 2 illustrated plates, Little Anna Series. Chapters include Daisy Valley and its Inhabitants, Death in the Valley, The Hermit, and Conclusion. OCLC: 4 (11/23/2016) 6" x 4". slight wear and staining on cover, pencil marks  on front end paper,
24 pp. Illustrated Wrap. Chapbook with black and white in-text imagery. Cover title Museum of Natural History: History of Birds. Hand sewing repair. Includes the partridge, an the belted king-fisher. Measures 3 7/8" x 6". 24 pp. with paper wraps. Merrill's Toys. Woodcut engravings throughout. Title page depicts miniature children turning the pages of a giant alphabet book. Begins with complete alphabet sets upper and lower case, different fonts and italics.  This is followed by the alphabet, each with a relevant woodcut, lower and upper case words and letters and the vowel sound used to pronounce the word. I for ibex, M for mole and V for viper.  Also includes information on connected letters, simple phrases, three letter words, long and short vowels, the accent is on the second syllable and more.  The illustrations have been hand colored; presumably by a previous owner, as however colored this neglected to stay within the lines.  Measures 4" x 6".  Old sewing repair on spine. Well read with wear.
8 pp. including inside covers with paper wraps. Half page hand colored engraving each page. The frightening story of how the children are taken and meet their demise. Inscribed to Charles E. Fisk From his Aunt Abby. Strong color. Moderate to heavy wear. Corner bends. "Make-do" sewing repair on spine. 4 1/2" x 7". 51 pp, Marbled cover, The Cottage Girl 35pp, Frontispiece of female praying at bedside, full text; Ann and her Mother 16pp, full text with one image on first page; bound together, June 2016 OCLC-2. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" heavy cover wear, light foxing throughout, the two individual books are bound together
1115 pp, 856 for the Old Testament and 259 for the New Testament. Red gilt and blind stamped hard cover, illustrations and 6 plates (2 of which are frontispieces for each testament), three chambers on spine, gilt stamp of praying woman on front and back cover, gilt forage. "The form in which this volume no appears is altogether different from anything which has before been given to the Public, but its originality will be found pre-eminently to consist in a laborious and entirely new Selection and Arrangement of References, in which it has been endeavoured faithfully to exhibit the Scripture as its own Expositor" -Preface. 4 1/2" x 3" inscribed, some staining on cover and toning 31 pp. Applied marble cover, frontispiece. The story of a group of boys and the devastating effect that can occur when not obeying the gospel. OCLC: 2 (9/7/2016) 5 3/4" x 3 3/4"
8 pp. wrapper, with 3 woodcuts. Written for the American Sunday School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. It tells the story of a little boy over coming his fear of the dark. Some wear, cover is tearing at edge, slight toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/2". 36 pp. Printed soft cover, hand sewn binding, illustrations. Two inscriptions dated 1829 and 1830. Two women, Kitty Potter and Sally Milman, talking of what they will see on the Fourth of July. Sally uses her religious teachings to point out the wrongs that her friends and neighbors do. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2". cover worn, inscribed, foxing, hand sewn repair on cover, tears and creases on pages
Large folio with title page and thirteen silk screen prints by Tobias Schneebaum tipped on to heavy card stock with printed text by Vance Bourjaily at base. Loose pages housed in red printed folio, no. 250 of 1500, not signed, vibrant colored abstract illustrations. The humorous tale of a young girl and the unique and abstract items in her life; "kidney-shaped playpen" "British sports carriage" then  the encounter with her "reactionary Grandmother." 17" x 11" toning on card stock, repair on reverse of folio 16 pp. wrapper with 9 woodcuts. The book tells a brief history of Joseph, and ends with a moral for the children. This is apart of a series called "New and Amusing Toys". This book is number 12 in the second series. The cover is green with some tears in the corners. The back cover lists all the books in the series. The corners are slightly folded throughout, along with a little bit of foxing. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".
The Jingle of the Jap, by Clara Bell Thurston
Pictorial fabric covers with paste down title and small bisque doll dressed in traditional attire attached to cover.

The Jolly Jig-Saw Book, Packed with Jig-saw Puzzles and Story-rhymes. John Leng & Co., London. 1939. A hardback book that includes five (5) different rhyming verses with a relevant actual jig-saw puzzles as part of the book. Each has a small black and white illustration of the completed puzzle, that the child was encouraged to paint. Includes No Dogs Allowed, The Good Ship “Cheese-Straw”, Piggy and the Pantry, The Monkey’s Puzzle and Mouse Mountaineers. 7 Ľ” x 10”. Puzzle are complete with illustrations unpainted. Four of five retain the original fold-out cellophane shield to prevent the puzzle from falling from the book as the pages are turned.

24 pp. Illustrated cover,fourth series no. 9.  illustrated engravings of animals with text. The Jungle describes and adds illustrations for a number of animals such as the rhinoceros,wild boar, wolf, and striped hyena. 6" x 4" some staining, front and back cover have come off book 8 pages. Paper wraps. Hand colored woodcut ABC book. X stands for Xerxes, the great Persian King. Z stands for Zany, a foolish Young Fellow. Sewing repair on spine. Crayoning on reverse of pages. Charming.  Well used.
89 pp. Green and blue illustrated boards, hard cover, illustrated end pages, frontispiece, author's other books advertisement, first page of each chapter decorated by Griselda M. McClure, paper glued to half title page states that royalties of the book will go to the New York Association of the Blind. A sweet story of a blind boy and his "mammy" who is helped by the lady in the lighthouse. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" binding loose, spine torn, slight staining 8 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, cover and title page are the same, one illustration at beginning of text. Three short writings, "The Little Graves," "The New Grave," " and "Lines" referencing the death of young siblings. 3 1/4" x 2" . wear on cover
291 pp. Printed cloth hardcover, color frontispiece, full color and black and white illustrations by Lucille Corcos. Illustrated Junior Library. Five Stories, "The Little Lame Prince" "The Adventures of a Brownie" with 6 separate adventures "The Invisible Prince" "Prince Cherry"  and "The Prince with the Nose" 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" no dust jacket, some wear on spine unpaginated. Printed color soft cover, black and white illustrations by Nina R. Jordan. Little Red Hen goe out early to catch her worms but while she is out, Big Black Fox sneaks in. He snatches Little Red Hen and puts her in a bag but Little Red Hen has a plan. Big Black Fox and his mother who has a big pot of hot water waiting wind up with a big surprise. 7 3/4" x 6 1/2". discoloration on edges
A 13 5/8" x 10 1/2" applied litho on board book with a single page including a three-tier pop-up scene --a cradle and little girl  in the forward tier rock to and fro. Illustrated by Charles Howard.  Rhyming verse at base is titled "Spring- How We Amuse Ourselves in Doors".  The pop-up theme is relevant to the verse. Back cover promotes a new Object Teach Book by McLoughlin with illustrations from a sample page. This is a handmade coloring book, depicting "The Lords's Prayer". The interior pages were created using a mimeograph, then the outlines were colored in by a child. The name Virginia is written on the back of the majority of the pages. The pages were then bound together using brad clips The imagery is a reflective social commentary  Mostly likely this book was made during Sunday School. 9" x6". Very minor edge wear, The interior pages are slightly toned due to age.
8 leaves including wraps. Each page printed on one side. Hand colored engraving of anthropomorphic or humanized kittens throughout. Text in rhyming verse. The courtship and marriage of the three little kittens--mostly occurring with mittens on... Some discoloration and toning. 6 1/2" separation of cover at spine. Strong color. Measures 7"x 10 1/2". 16 pp. wrapper with 11 illustrations. Cover is a light pink with the number 2 in the top right. The book is a 'medley' of items and their descriptions. Normally relating back to the United States in some manor. The objects discussed are an Anchor, a Windmill, a Flag, a Tent, a Cannon, a Clock and a Barge. All entries are accompanied by at least one illustration. Sewing repair on binding. Intact tears along binding on the cover. Foxing, soiling and toning throughout.
14 pp. wrapper, with 2 illustrations. It tells the story of two children who try to get a Christmas tree for the village, even though all the men who would haul the tree are off at war with a neighboring Lord. Eventually their journey leads to peace between the two warring Lords. There is some slight wear to the edges of the covers, and the binding is has several intact tears. Slight toning. Measures 6" x 4". Unpaginated fully illustrated child's song book with words and music. Illustrated by the author. Charming imagery relevant to each song. Content included familar songs such as Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Measures 10" x 11 1/2".
143 pp, light green applied illustrated cover, Children's spelling lesson book, describes sounds and includes practice lessons, contains illustrations, preface by author, ends with weights and measurements and multiplication tables. 7 1/4" x 5" cover worn on edges, pages in very good condition various paging (each story has it's own set of page numbers), embossed cloth cover, illustrations, eight (8) stories included. Contents: The New Parasol, Christ's Parables, Easy Questions, The Little Hand, Our Father, Heathen Nations, Christ's Miracles, and The Little Substitute. OCLC: 6 (11/23/2016) 4 1/4" x 3". cover worn, faded, some staining, inscribed
23 pp. Brown illustrated printed paper cover, frontispiece. A mother describes planets, the moon and sun by referencing the first chapter in Genesis to her child. The child  questions a conversation overheard of his father and his peers discussing a new planet. Advertisement for "Attractive and Useful Books For Boys" on back cover. OCLC: 2 (8/29/2016) 6" x 3 3/4". some wear and staining on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed Advertising booklet for Shepard, Norwell, and Co. Department store, begins and ends with store information, includes, writings and illustrations aimed at children. Center pages appear to have holes where binding thread was used but the pages are no longer connected. Each page has illustrations, either color pictures or decorative page borders with prose and poetry.. pages are loose
The Orphan Girl
Cogger, Edward P. The Orphan Girl. New York: McLoughlin Bro's, Publishers, no. 30 Beekman Street, 1864 16 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. The stories included are: The papoose -- The school boy -- The ploughman -- Alfred and his dog -- The storm at sea -- Indians cooking -- The macaw. The cover is a dark blue with no text on it, as such the book might have been rebound at some point, additionally the strings from the bindings are showing but the binding itself is not loose. There is a faded stain by the binding across multiple pages, but it does not effect the text or the images. The previous owner of the book wrote their name on the title page and the last page of the book. Slight toning and soiling. Measures 4 1/2" 2 3/4"
No. 903.  18 unnumbered pages with heavy stock litho covers. Nine (9) of the pages are on heavier stock and are outlines of flowers, the remaining pages are paper weight colored pages of the flower parts designed to be cut and pasted on the black and white pages. Rhyming verses re the flower on reverse of black and white illustration including Iris, Hollyhock, Zinnias, Sunflowers and Chrysanthemums. Helene Nyce illustrator.   Measures 8 1/2" x 12 1/2". No. 900.   18 unnumbered pages with heavy stock litho covers. Nine (9) of the pages are on heavier stock and are outlines of Mother Goose rhyme scenes, the remaining pages are paper weight colored pages of the parts of the scene designed to be cut and pasted on the black and white pages. Rhyming verses re the Mother Goose stories  on reverse of black and white illustration including Hot Cross Buns, Ride a Cock-Horse, Ding Dong Bell, Where are you Going, My Pretty Maid? and Polly Put the Kettle On.. Helene Nyce illustrator.   Measures 8 1/2" x 12 1/2".
unpaginated. Printed color applied board cover, blue patterned background, illustrated end papers, black and white illustrations and full page color illustrations. The Peek-A-Boo children, Kenneth, Algernon, and Jane kept getting into trouble. Their nurse gave her notice and their parents were fed up. They found a boarding school to send them to where they miraculously changed their behavior-for a bit. 7 1/2" x 7". wear on cover, binding coming loose, discoloration on pages, inscribed 8 pp. wrapper with 6 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 first series, No. 7. 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, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. The books tells the story of a little boy who goes to visit his sister and what he sees along the way. The cover is a light pink with some soiling. There are some very faded stains on towards the edge, it does not effect the text or images in the book. Measures 3 1/4" x 2".
71 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, hand sewn string binding. Contents include 38 rules for children's behavior (at church, lying, awkward speech, cleanliness, mimicry and waggery, at table, and conversation to name a few). there is a section of eight important cautions like taking God's name in vain, obscene expressions, and of disobedience to parents. Lastly there are ten short exhortations. 4" x 2 1/2". some foxing , inscribed unpaginated. Cloth cover with printed title and applied illustration,frontispiece,  illustrations through out signed Anne Anderson. A collection of popular verses and poetry with illustrations and color plates. Some titles include, Little Jack Horner, Buttercups and Daisies, Lady Moon, and How Doth the Little Busy Bee. 9 1/4" x 7". wear and staining on cover, inner binding has come loose but all pages still intact with publishers staples
64 pp. Full page color and intext line drawings throughout. Vibrant color. Intricate and whimsical full page color and in-text black and white drawings.  Printed marking No. 300 lower left cover. Edge wear on covers. Light toning on inside covers. 24 pp. wrapper with 8 illustrations. This chapbook is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the fourth series, No. 12. On the back cover it lists the names of all the books in all for series. 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, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. This tells two stories, "Kiodago and his Christian Wife" and "Adam Poe and Bigfoot." The cover is yellow with some soiling and a few intact tears. There is an inscription written on the title page to the original owner of the book. There is general wear around the edges, and some slight foxing, especially around the string used to bind the book. Measures 6" x 3 3/4".
24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 4, illustrated. Prose and Verses interspersed with illustrations to teach young children moral improvement. 6" x 4" some wear on cover, light foxing 128 pp. Illustrated and printed paper cover, frontispiece, full text. The Hymn Book contains hymns on the categories of creation and providence, redemption, gratitude, prayer, The Scriptures, worship, Lord's day, morning and evening, opening and closing year, for teachers, God's omnipotence, the importance of religion, time uncertain, call to repentance, repentance, death of a teacher, death, death of a scholar, judgment, and miscellaneous listed numerically with a full index in back. 4 1/4" x 3". wear on cover, foxing
431 pp. Applied marble cover, leather gilt spine, bound volume of Sunday School Visiter magazine, index in front. Monthly magazine, January through December, fully bound. Each month contains articles, miscellany, stories, instruction, reports, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" wear on cover, binding cover ripped on first page, foxing throughout 431 pp. Applied marble cover, leather gilt spine, bound volume of Sunday School Visiter magazine, index in front. Monthly magazine, January through December, fully bound. Each month contains articles, poetry, stories, instruction, reports, notice of new works, and communications. 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" slight cover wear, foxing throughout
Illustrated cover. 8vo.  Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in black and white line drawings and full color illustrations. Surface soiling and edge wear on cover. A 12" x 10" litho on heavy stock folio. Includes four (4) sheets to cut and construct according to instructions published throughout. Addition pieces on the back cover. Light wear. Very Good..
The Toodles
Price: $55.00
Spiral bound litho on board. Includes five (5) tab operated moveable plates- a soldier, a queen (crone) a princess and gold in a tinderbox.  All mechanisms work well.  Measures 8 3/4" x 7". . slight wear on cover edges Unpaginated board book with plastic spiral binding with two tab movables and two double page pop-ups. Profusely illustrated in two and full color.  Chapters include Pat Talks out of Turn, Barking Dogs and Skating
16 pp. wrapper with 7 woodcuts. Apart of the series entitled "Redfield's Toy Books", four series of twelve books each. This book is number 6 in the thirds series.The book tells the story of a man's return home after twenty years, and how a village bar-room brought about the ruin of his neighbor�s family. There is an inscription on the inside front cover from the original owner. There is toning throughout and a few stains. Measures 4 1/2" x 3". 16 pp. wrapper with 6 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 second series, No. 9. 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, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. This book tells the story of little boy named Richard, who as a reward for good behavior at school is taken on a hunting trip by his father. What starts out as a great day takes a sudden mournful turn. There sewing repair on the binding, as well as a stain on the top left of the cover, which continues throughout the book, however it does not impact the text or images. There some slight toning and soiling as well. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4".
282 pp. Green cover with applied color illustration. Color frontispiece and 6 color plates by illustrator Ethel F. Everett. Fairy tale story of a boy on land and his water baby life. A story from a father to his son tells of morals and acting with values. 8 3/4" x 6" Spine loose, some foxing, wear on cover 192 pp. Green cloth cover, applied color illustration, white cover and spine titles, illustrated end pages, frontispiece, color illustrations throughout by Beatrice Stevens. Set in 1685 France, the story tells of a young boy Philip and the conflict between King Louis XIV and the Huguenots. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" 5th edition