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Le Petit Ourson Qui Crie (The Little Bear Crying). Mulder & Zoon.Amsterdam.1940s
Le Petit Ourson Qui Crie (The Little Bear Crying). Mulder & Zoon.Amsterdam.1940s
Price: $18.00

14 pp. soft cover.  French language. An endearing book about a mischievous little bear, named Michou, and the trouble he gets into both at school and at the pool.  Illustrations are in both color and black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 3/4" . There is a large stain on the cover mostly on the front left corner, but some of it is also on the back cover. The covers are also partially detached in this area. Additionally, there is some missing surface litho on the front left corner. Edge wear. The interior pages are toned due to age.
Die Kleinsten Schon am Telefon (The Youngest on the Phone). Junior International.Germany.1970
Die Kleinsten Schon am Telefon (The Youngest on the Phone) . Junior International.Germany.1970
Price: $18.00

This book was intended for toddlers, and would show two children having a make believe conversation on a phone. Such as a young girl ordering food from the local baker for her guests - a group of her dolls. The illustrations are colorful and bright. On boards, 6 pgs. In German. Measures 9" x 8" . Cover wear, particularly on the back cover where there is a scratch all the way across. Edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages. Binding is cracked on center interior page.
Muriel Nelson d'Auvergne An Anthology of Babyhood. Hutchinson Co.London.1912
Muriel Nelson d'Auvergne An Anthology of Babyhood. Hutchinson Co.London.1912
Price: $22.00

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.
A.L.O.E (Anne Renier and Fernand Gabriel Renier) The Children's Treasury New Stories: No. 2 Grasping the Apple. T. Nelson and Sons.London, Edinburgh, and New York.ca. 1870
A.L.O.E (Anne Renier and Fernand Gabriel Renier) The Children's Treasury New Stories: No. 2 Grasping the Apple. T. Nelson and Sons.London, Edinburgh, and New York.ca. 1870
Price: $28.00

16 pages, bound in yellow wrapper. Cover printed in red ink, with decorative border and floral backing on title. Decorative element on title page with "Packet B" printed  in the bottom left corner of the page, engraved frontisepiece.  Decorative border on page 3 surrounding box of text.  Back cover has a "List of the Series" with the names of the other titles in this series. 4 3/4" x 3". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
Elise H Alber  A Letter from Elise H Alber to her friend, Lessie. .Cleveland.February 1853
Elise H Alber A Letter from Elise H Alber to her friend, Lessie. .Cleveland.February 1853
Price: $30.00

A rather poetic letter written by Elise H Alber after her arrival in Cleveland. It appears that Elise was rather homesick after she and her brother moved to Ohio. The letter begins on a rather despondent note:  "Sealed alone in my chamber and feeling somewhat sad, I am about to write to you to see if it will not drive away the blues."  Shortly there after it picks up, describing a snow storm they recently had and the sleigh rides that resulted from the storm. The letter continues on to describe an Episcopal wedding she and her brother were invited to. While the letter is address to a Mary E Poor of Piermont, NH, Elise often refers to her as Lissie in the letter.  Measures 8 1/2" x 6 3/4" (folded sheet) . Minor toning and soiling due to age.
 John White and his Lottery Ticket-pair with make-do repairs. Merriam, Moore, & Co.New York.n.d.
John White and his Lottery Ticket-pair with make-do repairs. Merriam, Moore, & Co.New York.n.d.
Price: $40.00

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
Asa Bullard A Teacher's Gift . Taggard & Thompson.Boston.1863
Asa Bullard A Teacher's Gift . Taggard & Thompson.Boston.1863
Price: $75.00

48pp. Cloth covers.  Gilt stamp decoration on spine title.   Inscribed to Miss Phebe from Lizzie free endpaper.  Woodcut engravings throughout including frontispiece and title page.  Measures 4 1/2" x 3"..
Old Mother Bruin and Her Foolish Cubs. McLoughlin.New YOrk.1874
Old Mother Bruin and Her Foolish Cubs. McLoughlin.New YOrk.1874
Price: $90.00

Gilt enhanced chromolithograph wraps. 6 leaves. 6 full page color plates. The adventures and misadventures of a mother bear and her cubs.  Back cover promotes McLoughlin products  including info on Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series, Gilt Cover Picture Books and more. Measures 9" x 10 3/4".. Sewing repair on backstrip. First text page and plate page appear to be reverses.
Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806
Simon Two Letters from a Mother to Her Child, with integrated naive drawings, August 1929. .Boston MA.10806
Price: $95.00

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.
Employee Sobriety Pledge or Contract
Employee Sobriety Pledge or Contract
Price: $95.00

A 9 3/4" x 7 3/4"  manuscript agreement penned by another and signed by Mathew Bannister agreeing he will drink nothing tthat will intoxicate in any way shape or manner and be as faithful as possible to his employer, Geo. G Gilbert & Co.  Should he drink any intoxicating liquors again he will forfeit the sum of Fifty dollars  and would further agree not to leave the premises or go out of the Factory yard with leave of Geo. H. Gilbert Col.  Edge tears and wear.
Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870
Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870
Price: $125.00

16pp. (including covers) The front cover depicts a courtier greeting a family at the door. Additionally, the front covers states the publisher as "Rogtledge & Sons" and the back cover has it as 'Routledge'. The latter is the correct spelling. The OCLC only has one copy with this misspelling. There are eight full color illustrations. The story is told in verse. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" . Covers are detached. Missing surface litho on front covers. The back cover is missing a section near the spine. Tape repair on inside covers.
 The Cats Party, Dame Dingle's Series. McLoughlin.New York.1869
The Cats Party, Dame Dingle's Series. McLoughlin.New York.1869
Price: $150.00

8 pgs. wraps. An illustration and rhyming verse on each page. The story of  anthropomorphic cats planning and executing a party with all it's trials and tribulations.  Concludes with a Moral.   The reverse of the pages are blank and a child has created (traced) an outline of the image on the reverse page--a charming touch.  Front cover depicts dancing cats while the back cover promotes Indestructible Toy Books by McLoughlin.  Measures 9" x 5 3/4".  OCLC -5 on 6/5/17. Cover wear with  two corner chips on cover.
Richard Pease Farmer Fallowfield's Pretty Stories for Good Girls and Boys. Gray, Sprague & Co..Albany.1857
Richard Pease Farmer Fallowfield's Pretty Stories for Good Girls and Boys. Gray, Sprague & Co..Albany.1857
Price: $150.00

15pp Grandmamma Easy Series. Half-page relevant hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover.  Contents include The Farmer's Wife, The Shepherd, The Wheatsheaf,  The Horse, The Donkey, Look at the Nobel Swan and The Child and Pirde. Back cover promotes other Gray Sprague & Co. books and Marks' Colored Toy Books. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Moderate to heavy wear.
 Centennial Celebration of Separation of Danvers from Salem, Massachusetts Broadside. Salem Observer Press .Salem, Mass.1852
Centennial Celebration of Separation of Danvers from Salem, Massachusetts Broadside. Salem Observer Press .Salem, Mass.1852
Price: $150.00

The Old South Church was the location of the centennial celebration of the separation from Salem to create the Town of Danvers. Of the many events, included in the schedule is a prayer by Rev. Israel P. Putnam,  an address by John W. Proctor and a Poem by Andrew Nichols. Elaborate decorative device border decoration. Measures 11 3/4" x 6 3/4"  .
Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
Laura Beaumont Moseley (nee Hadley) Photo Album of her time at Vassar College
Price: $550.00

The main item in this collection is a photo album that Laura put together of her time at Vassar between 1918 and 1920. There are images of her fellow classmates and teachers, and some campus buildings such as Taylor Hall, the library, and what appears to be her dorm room (labeled as 403 Main). Some of the individuals of note in the photographs are Professor Burges Johnson, Minne Cumnock Blodgett (a school Trustee), and Ella McCaleb (the college’s first dean in 1913). There are four large photographs of the 1919 Junior Party, an annual event at Vassar where plays and such were put on by the students. There is a paper doll chain in the album, that appears to to illustrate Laura and her four close girl friends: Pater, Cyr, Lucy, and Cherub. There are some family photographs in the album, most likely from when she was visiting the family farmstead, named Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, CT. Additionally there are photographs of a large group of her friends and their beaus at an unknown lake. The majority of the photographs also have some notations by them such as “the three roommates” and “Delicious! May I have the recipe?” While the people in each photograph are often identified, it has been mostly done with either by a nickname or their initials. In addition to the album there several loose photographs, including what appears to be a class picture. Furthermore, there are over ten envelopes with negatives. These envelopes are addressed to one of Laura’s three address, 93 Whitney Ave (where her parents lived), Snake Rock Farm in Sandy Hook, and 403 Main (her address at Vassar) and sometimes include receipts.  There are just over a hundred black and white photographs, and approximately forty-five (45) corresponding film negatives. The photographs vary in size, ranging from 3” x 2” up to 9 ½” x 6”.  Additionally, there are 5 duplicate photographs (4 loose, 1 in the album) of the library at Vassar. Also included in this collection are two homework assignments.  One of the assignments is an essay on the symbolic meaning of a circle (undated), and the other is an essay in Italian (dated November 26, 1919), on several prominent figures who recently visited America, such as the King and Queen of Belgium. The latter assignment is typed and graded, while the former is handwritten with no additional marks. The handmade magazine dates from May 1912, and appears to have been created by Laura in humor. It is three pages long including the title page. The second page has a quote from a geometry book discussing how to find the angle of a triangle. Below it is a humorous interpretation of that geometrical problem entitled “The Horrible Result of Trying this Experiment in the Town of Groton, Triangle ABC.” It shows an illustration of a street with two buildings, the town hall (with the sign “Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind, Town Hall”) and the Police Department. Laura is depicted near the police department looking up a man identified as Peter Zeus who is standing on the roof of the town hall. The illustrations shows the reader how to calculate the angle between Laura on the ground and Peter on the roof. Beside the town hall, is a small figure falling, which is meant to illustrate Peter is falling or jumping from the roof. The last page of the magazine has a Sonnet that hilariously discusses how to write a sonnet for class. To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/133PStnHDt9EJrRs2