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Josef WincklerDer tolle Bomberg (The mad Bomberg)Deutsche BerlagsBerlin1924
Josef WincklerDer tolle Bomberg (The mad Bomberg)Deutsche BerlagsBerlin1924
Price: $15.00

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
Er.tes Le.ebuch fur Kinder. (First Reading Book for Children).   American Tract Society New York
Er.tes Le.ebuch fur Kinder. (First Reading Book for Children). American Tract Society New York
Price: $18.00

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
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.
 Fröhliche Rast (Happy Rest). Ohne, Schwager & Steinlein.Germany.1964
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
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.
Froche Fahrt (Happy Trip). ..1960s
Froche Fahrt (Happy Trip). ..1960s
Price: $25.00

6pp. Litho on board throughout. German language. A charming story about the trouble three hares get into while their mother is away visiting a friend. The illustrations in the story, while simple, are colorful and whimsical.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5" . Very minor cover and edge wear.
Trott et L'escargot
Trott et L'escargot
Price: $35.00

16 pp including covers illustrated French reader. n. d. c1930. Profusely illustrated with charming imagery depicting daily adventures of a small child. He encounters strangers, the mysteries of a a garden, a flock of sheep, a bull and much more. Muted tones.  Dear. Measures 71/4" x 10 3/4". Edge wear.
Eia-popeia (well known children's songs)AWA.Germany.
Eia-popeia (well known children's songs)AWA.Germany.
Price: $35.00

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
August KopischDie Heinzelmännchen (The Brownies)Mainzer Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei.Mainz.
August KopischDie Heinzelmännchen (The Brownies)Mainzer Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei.Mainz.
Price: $35.00

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,
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Oeuvres Enfantines: 15 Nouvelles Rondes Enfantines, Op 37 [Children’s Work: 15 New Children's Rounds, Op 37]. Sandoz, Jobin and Co..Paris, France.1904
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Oeuvres Enfantines: 15 Nouvelles Rondes Enfantines, Op 37 [Children’s Work: 15 New Children's Rounds, Op 37] . Sandoz, Jobin and Co..Paris, France.1904
Price: $35.00

10 pp, Cover depicts nine children dancing. The illustration is in color along with some decorative flowers. While the entire works of Oeuvres Enfantines by Jaques-Dalcroze contains a total of 15 rounds, this only has # 626, "La Ronde des Saison Fleuries', which roughly translstes to 'The Round of the Season's Flowers'. It is a song about the different seasons of flowers. A the end of the score, it also tells a teacher how to perform the song. Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4".. Soiling and toning due to age. Covers are partially separated.
Alfred Guttmann and Karl Lutge Kinder Lieder [Children's Songs]. Deutscher Arbeitersängerbund [German Workers' Singing Association].Berlin.1926
Alfred Guttmann and Karl Lutge Kinder Lieder [Children's Songs]. Deutscher Arbeitersängerbund [German Workers' Singing Association].Berlin.1926
Price: $38.00

24 pp, Kinder Lieder: Erstes Heft, zwei- und mehrstimmige lieder und Kanons für kleine und große kinder, which roughly translates to: First Edition, two- and three-part songs and canons for young and old children. The front cover is printed in two colors, with the title and border design in blue and a line drawing of three children of varying ages singing in red. Each song in the book also has illustrations depicting the song. Some of the songs in this book are: Alle Vögel sind schon da [All the Birds Are Already Here], A, B, C, die Katze lief im Schnee [A, B, C, The Cat Ran in the Snow], Ein Männlein steht im Walde [A Little Man Stands in the Forest], and Der Kuckuck und der Esel [The Cuckoo and The Donkey].  In German. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2'.. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907
Price: $45.00

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
Schneewittchen und die Sieben Zwerge (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). .Germany.1930s
Schneewittchen und die Sieben Zwerge (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). .Germany.1930s
Price: $45.00

A retelling of the classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are color, full page illustrations, beside each page of the story. The drawings are whimsical and charming. Some tape repair. In German.  Softcover, 12 pgs. Measures 9" x 7 1/2" . Moderate cover wear. Some tape repair evident on interior pages due to a binding repair. Age toning and edge wear. This does not effect the illustrations or readability of the book.
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock). ..1950s
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock) . ..1950s
Price: $45.00

8 pp. Litho on board throughout. German lnaguage. A book that teaches young children how to read the clock. The cover has a clock on it with movable hands, (missing from the book), so they can change the time. The book takes a group of children through their day, and at which time they should get up, get ready, eat breakfast, etc. The illustrations are in color and absolutely charming, in every drawing each child has bright rosy cheeks.Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" . Missing the movable clock hands that attached to the front cover. Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages.
Das Frohe Kind
Das Frohe Kind
Price: $48.00

Hardcover. 8vo. Illustrated litho cover.  German language rhyming nursery book. Illustrated in black and white. Anthropomorphic animals interact with small children throughout.
Beatrice Bradshaw Brown. A Paris Pair: Their Day's Doings? E.P. Dutton & Co. New York. 1923
Beatrice Bradshaw Brown. A Paris Pair: Their Day's Doings? E.P. Dutton & Co. New York. 1923
Price: $50.00

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
Spielende Kinder
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.
Caumery. Bécassine pendant la Guerre (Snipe during the War). Gautier-Languereau. Paris. 1932
Caumery. Bécassine pendant la Guerre (Snipe during the War). Gautier-Languereau. Paris. 1932
Price: $55.00

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
Wie Engelschen seine Mutter suchte
Wie Engelschen seine Mutter suchte
Price: $60.00

40 unnumbered page German language story with applied litho covers. Full page color and in-text illustrations in color and sepia tone.  It is a fairy tale in verse about a young child looking for his mother.  His journey introduces him to anthropomorphic frogs, birds and rabbits. Charming imagery.  Measures 7 1/2" x 8".
Hört Ihr Leute!
Hört Ihr Leute!
Price: $60.00

6 unnumbered pages printed on heavy stock/board.  Four (4) full color illustrations with text describing how a child should behave in different social and safety situations.  German language book. Measures 8 5/8" x 11 3/8".  Marked 1692/64/9
Jacqueline Blass Das Leben Auf Dem Bauernhof (Life on the Farm), Paper Doll book, with 8 Cut out sheets. Esslinger Vlg J.F. Schreiber.Germany.1990
Jacqueline Blass Das Leben Auf Dem Bauernhof (Life on the Farm), Paper Doll book, with 8 Cut out sheets . Esslinger Vlg J.F. Schreiber.Germany.1990
Price: $65.00

10 pp. (plus 8 uncut sheets). Hardcover, German language. An interactive book, that allows the reader to tell the story of a day on the farm. Included are the paper dolls the two children, Johanna and Stefan, and their Father, Mother, Grandmother, and baby sister. All sheets are UNCUT.  Measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4" . Unused condition.
Je Sais Lire -  Deanâ™s Rag Book
Je Sais Lire - Deanâ™s Rag Book
Price: $75.00

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.
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 7, Lucien Metivet Juven. Paris. 1907
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 7, Lucien Metivet Juven. Paris. 1907
Price: $75.00

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
Spiel und Spass (Play and Fun). ..1950s
Spiel und Spass (Play and Fun). ..1950s
Price: $85.00

8 pp (including covers) Litho on board throughout. German language. A 'funny picture book', that tells the story of three children asking when spring will come again. Along with the children are several animals, such as a chicken, a pig, a snail and a beetle. The watercolor illustrations are by Ilse Wende-Lungershausen and are brightly colored and full of energy. They showcase the children at play in various situations.   Measures 10 1/2" x 8" . Minor cover wear (most evident in the surface scratches to the red umbrella on the front cover). Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Tape repair to binding of center page. Small stain evident on the bottom center of the interior pages.
English                                -          ( English Textbook for the 3rd Grade). .Moscow.1949
English - ( English Textbook for the 3rd Grade). .Moscow.1949
Price: $85.00

128 pp. Green covers of line boards, front depicts three young children buying this book a book store. While this book is a Russian to English primer for young children, it was meant as a text book for Soviet Union children to learn English, and not for Russian immigrants to the US. There are over 31 lessons in the book, starting with the alphabet (and how you both write in print and cursive, to sight words, to how to conjugate words. Each lesson has small color illustrations depicting the the various words or concepts introduced in that lesson. The last lesson in the book is entitled "We Love out Mother Country" that starts with the following poem/chant: "We are Soviet children. We live in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union is a great country. The Soviet Union is out Mother Country. We love our Great Mother Country. We love our Great Leader Comrade Stalin! Long live the Soviet Union! Long live out Great Leader Comrade Stalin!" Additionally, there are two charts in the back of the book. Only has the alphabet, and the other is what appears to be a bingo game sheet of easy English sight words. Measures 8 3/4" x 6 3/4". . Moderate edge wear. Previous owner inscription on title page.
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte]. Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte] . Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
Price: $95.00

7 pages, cover has a floral decoration along with the image of six children dancing in a circle. The inside cover contains a list of of other songs published by Johann Strauss and his two brothers Josef and Eduard. In German.  Measures 13 1/2" x 10 1/4".. Inscribed. Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on inside front cover.
Bunzlau Children's Songbook No. 3. .Germany.1933
Bunzlau Children's Songbook No. 3. .Germany.1933
Price: $150.00

Litho on board. 39 pp songbook.  Profusely illustrated in vivid and whimiscal imagery with multiple relevant images per song.  Measures 10 1/2" x 8 1/4". .
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Price: $150.00

A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album.
Die Geschicte vom Münchner Kindl.(The Story of the Munich Child)von E. Escherich. Illustrirt von W. Schade.  Verlag von Philipp Hergl in München . ..
Die Geschicte vom Münchner Kindl.(The Story of the Munich Child) von E. Escherich. Illustrirt von W. Schade. Verlag von Philipp Hergl in München . ..
Price: $175.00

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 ½” x 7 ¼”.   . edge wear on covers
Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
Price: $250.00

A 15 1/2" x 12" hand-colored lithographic German board game with anthropomorphic characters. Originally illustrated by Jakob Schmitt some time between 1820-1830, this is a reprint on thick board from around 1870. There are are forty-one (41) numbered squares, half of have characters in them. Square #41 is the large drawing in the center that depicts anthropomorphic characters at a banquet. There are instructions at the bottom, in German.. Minor edge wear and toning due to age.
Kaufladen u. Puppenhaus
Kaufladen u. Puppenhaus
Price: $400.00

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.
Albert Schiller Schriften-Schatz, Eine Sammlung Praktischer Alphabete Für Berufszeige Aller Art (Fonts Treasure, a collection of Practical Alphabets for Professional Branches of All Kinds). Otto Maier.Ravensburg, Germany.ca 1890
Albert Schiller Schriften-Schatz, Eine Sammlung Praktischer Alphabete Für Berufszeige Aller Art (Fonts Treasure, a collection of Practical Alphabets for Professional Branches of All Kinds). Otto Maier.Ravensburg, Germany.ca 1890
Price: $500.00

A print makers book of focusing on a variety of different fonts. Printed in German, the pages are individual loose leafs. The folio of book is green with a wonderfully designed cover pasted on. There are various floral and sculpture elements in the design. This book features 80 plates, though only 58 different fonts as often times a single font carries over several leaves. The fonts themselves are amazing in their diversity, some were flourishes, some fanciful, others more modern or art deco looking. They are printed in black, red, green, and gold, and sometimes uses combinations of those colors. Along with the plates is an introduction page (that on the reverse has a Table of contents indexed by the type of font: Roman, Gothisch, Fraktur, Script, Free fonts, Initials, Foreign Language Alphabets, and Digits etc.), an instructional page, and a circular with testimonials. This set has a total of 80 plates in it. What makes this book confusing though is that the Table of Contents, as well as the plates themselves have a several printing errors on the numbering of said plates. For some reason plates 1 - 8, have been labeled on the plate itself as 81 - 88. However since the title of each font has been printed on each page, one can cross reference with the table of contents and clearly see that plate 81 is plate 1, and so on. Additionally, plate 35, is misprinted in the Table of Contents as plate 85. Lastly this book is missing plate 6 (aka 86), which is the font Zierschrift (schattiert), gross Alph.  Measures 12 3/4" x 8 3/4". To view additional images click: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qbegn7plIIO6Y3K82. The cover shows wear, mainly soiling due to age. There are some small section of missing surface litho towards the top right corner. The folio itself shows some very minor rubbing to the edges. The instructional and circular pages show edge wear as they are printed on a thinner paper then the rest. There is a small stain on the bottom right corner of plate 71, but it does not affect the font shown.
Eugen Reichenbach. Lustige Gesellschaft. Theo Strosfer.Nurnberg.1894
Eugen Reichenbach. Lustige Gesellschaft. Theo Strosfer.Nurnberg.1894
Price: $950.00

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" ..