page contents

Join our mailing list!

You are here:Home > Children's Books > Social Situations
Sort By:
Page of 1
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.
Fröhliche Rast (Happy Rest). Ohne, Schwager & Steinlein.Germany.1964
Price: $18.00

6 pp. Litho on board throughout. German language. A story of what a mother makes to feed her children in the different seasons. The watercolor illustrations are by Ilse Wende-Lungershausen and are brightly colored and full of energy. As usual with her illustrations, each page showcases a brightly color image of children at play.Measures 7 1/2" x 5" . The back cover has yellow marks on it from crayon penciling. Minor edge wear.
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
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.
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
Richard Pease The Troubles of Harry Careless or Going Too Far. Gray, Sprague & Co..Albany.1857
Price: $85.00

15pp Grandmamma Easy Series. Half-page hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover.  Adventures of a young boy.  Back cover promotes other Gray Sprague & Co books and Marks' Colored Toy Books. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Significant wear.
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
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.
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
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.