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ChildhoodSamuel Wood and SonsNew York
ChildhoodSamuel Wood and SonsNew York
Price: $18.00

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
M B Cormack The First Book of Stones. Franklin Watts Inc.New York.1950
M B Cormack The First Book of Stones. Franklin Watts Inc.New York.1950
Price: $18.00

93 pp,, grey cloth boards with a stamped design on the front cover of a hammer and a rock. There are numerous black and white illustrations on every page by M K Scott. The book starts with "Perhaps you don't know one stone from another - very few people do. But perhaps you have collected some stones already, because they were pretty or odd looking. You'd like to know what they are, where they came from, and what they are made of. This book answers your questions." The book continues to describe how to start a rock collection, how to identify rocks, how to go on a 'real collecting' trip, and even how to make shelves for your rock collection. The book's endpapers are diagrams of different stones described in the book. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4" . Cover have very minor edge wear, with several small stains on the front. The book itself has been bent in a slight upwards curve. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper.
McBride's Comic Dialogues for School Exhibitions and Literary Entertainments. A collection of original humorous dialogues designed or the development of amateur dramatic talent.  H. Elliott McBride Dick and Fitzgerald New York 1873
McBride's Comic Dialogues for School Exhibitions and Literary Entertainments. A collection of original humorous dialogues designed or the development of amateur dramatic talent. H. Elliott McBride Dick and Fitzgerald New York 1873
Price: $20.00

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
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
Price: $20.00

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"
Jane Andrews. The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, by Jane Andrews. Lee & Shepard Publisher.Boston.1892
Jane Andrews. The Seven Little Sisters Prove Their Sisterhood, by Jane Andrews. Lee & Shepard Publisher.Boston.1892
Price: $20.00

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.
Robert Mercy, Uncle Frank, Hiram Hatchet Merry's Museum Parley's Magazine, Woodworth's Cabinet and Schoolfellow. Volume 34, No. 5. J N Stearns & Co..New York.November 1857
Robert Mercy, Uncle Frank, Hiram Hatchet Merry's Museum Parley's Magazine, Woodworth's Cabinet and Schoolfellow. Volume 34, No. 5. J N Stearns & Co..New York.November 1857
Price: $20.00

36 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. The pages are numbered 129-160. Three magazines were combined, so that "all the attractions of each magazine will now be concentrated in one." The new magazine was instructive and moral, and featured a large number of woodcuts. A great variety of material was included such as bible stories, little moralized tales, fables, dialogues, poems, letters, puzzles, and games. There were often featured articles that would deal with geography, travel, natural history and with various industries and arts. A highlight of this particular volume is an excerpt detailing what attractions were found at Merry's Museum, such as a aquarium filled with fish, and the story of Cleopatra. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show minor wear, particularly around the edges. There are minor stains, toning and foxing throughout. Previous owner inscription on front cover.
L Wardell A Delightful and Easy Method for Teaching Children to Read Music with extraordinary facility, by the arrangement of a house on the piano-forte. ..1857
L Wardell A Delightful and Easy Method for Teaching Children to Read Music with extraordinary facility, by the arrangement of a house on the piano-forte. ..1857
Price: $20.00

A way of learning how to play the piano-forte by L Wardell in which he instructs the player to image a house over the keys. Each key represents a different room or pillar of the house. Wardell claims that "this system has met with astonishing  success wherever it has been adopted."  Measures 10 1/4" x 4 1/2".. There are two separations.
Strive and Thrive: a tale.  Mary Howitt D. Appleton  New York 1841
Strive and Thrive: a tale. Mary Howitt D. Appleton New York 1841
Price: $22.00

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
Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
Francis L Woodworth Woodworth's Youth Cabinet, Volume 6, No. 1. D A Woodworth.New York.January 1851
Price: $22.00

42 pp, paper wrappers with black and white illustrations. Originally published as an anti-slavery newspaper, entitled the "Youth’s Cabinet", the magazine changed drastically when it was purchased by Francis C. Woodworth in 1846. Woodworth’s Youth’s Cabinet focused on geography and history, or on Christian morality. While there are some illustrations throughout, the pages are general dense with text and its stories are subjects are viewed through a narrow moral aperture. Some stories in this volume are: 'Cousin Helen and her Pets', 'The Deserted College', and 'Conscientious Obedience'. Measures 9" x 5 3/4" . Paper covers show some wear, particularly around the edges. There is a small tear to the top of the binding. Moderate foxing and toning, the last few pages have heavy foxing. Minor penciling on a few interior pages.
Best in Children's Books, 40..   Nelson Doubleday, Inc New York 1960
Best in Children's Books, 40.. Nelson Doubleday, Inc New York 1960
Price: $25.00

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
The White Plume of Navarre.  Russell Gordon Carter The P.F.Volland Co. Illinois 1928
The White Plume of Navarre. Russell Gordon Carter The P.F.Volland Co. Illinois 1928
Price: $25.00

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
J. & H. BirdThe Singer's First Book;  Consisting of Simple Rules and Easy Music for Common SchoolsJohn OwenCambridge1845
J. & H. BirdThe Singer's First Book; Consisting of Simple Rules and Easy Music for Common SchoolsJohn OwenCambridge1845
Price: $25.00

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
Ebenezer Porter The Rhetorical Reader. Mark H Newman.New York.1835
Ebenezer Porter The Rhetorical Reader. Mark H Newman.New York.1835
Price: $25.00

304pp, leather covers. The full title of this book is 'The Rhetorical reader : Consisting of Instructions for Regulating the Voice, with a Rhetorical Notation, Illustrating Inflection, Emphasis, and Modulation, and a Course of Rhetorical Exercises.' This is the two hundred and twentieth Edition, with an Appendix. Measures 7" x 4 1/2" . Leather covers show edge wear and damage due to rubbing, especially on the spine where a piece has separated from the block on the top. Additionally there is a piece of leather missing on the top right corner of the front cover. Interior pages are soiled and tone due to age, with some foxing. The free end paper and fly paper are missing the top right corner. Additionally there is penciling on the end papers.
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834
Price: $28.00

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
Wouldst Know Thyself
Wouldst Know Thyself
Price: $30.00

63pp. Applied paper hardcover. Black and white engravings. 2 intact edged tears. Engaging imagery on healthy and unhealth posture,reading lessons in physiology, skeletons, organs and more. Measures 4 3/4" x 7 1/2".
Stories and Hymns for Children.   Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1853
Stories and Hymns for Children. Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1853
Price: $30.00

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
J E Powers A Book for Boys. D Lothrop & Co.Boston.1886
J E Powers A Book for Boys. D Lothrop & Co.Boston.1886
Price: $30.00

16 pp, red paper covers. An advise book for young boys hoping to succeed in business. The book is broken up into categories: One thing at a time, the way to win (all on one page), the things explained, and hard to understand. On the first page of the book, it describes 'the chance' each boy takes in business. It states "a boy can do some things better than a man. These are given to boys to do; but boys who do them well are scarce.... A girl is a boy in business." The interior cover page lists the author as "by a man who was once a boy himself and knows what boys are good for and what is good for them", however the author, J E Powers, appears under the copyright notice. Title Cover: How a Boy Had Better Behave in Business and What is Going to Come of It. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2".. Minor edge wear. Toning due to age.
The New American Pronouncing Speller.  S. Mecutchen E.H. Butler Philadelphia 1872
The New American Pronouncing Speller. S. Mecutchen E.H. Butler Philadelphia 1872
Price: $35.00

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
multipleMerry Times for Boys and GirlsPorter and CoatesPhiladelphia1878
multipleMerry Times for Boys and GirlsPorter and CoatesPhiladelphia1878
Price: $35.00

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
Walker, Alberta, and Ethel Summy. Let Us Read. [New York]: Charles E. Merrill Co,  1929.
Walker, Alberta, and Ethel Summy. Let Us Read. [New York]: Charles E. Merrill Co, 1929.
Price: $36.00

32 pp litho on paper wraps.
Early age primary school primer with Sally, Joe, Baby and Balloon
Man  characters.  Three color illustrations.  Intact tear pg. 15-16.   Measures 5 3/8” x 7 Ľ”. Inscribed front
cover.

Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, or Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc
Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard, or Stories about Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc
Price: $40.00

153 pp, stamped cloth over board covers. This book is a collection of ten short stories told by Aunt Martha to her rambunctious two nephews. The stores are meant to be educational, yet fun. The stories center around the things found in Aunt Martha's cupboard, and relate the history of the item. The ten stories are entitled: The Corner Cupboard, The Story of the Tea-Cup , How the Tea-Cup Was Finished, The Story of the Tea, The Story of the Sugar, The Story of the Coffee, The Story of the Salt, The Story of the Currants, The Story of the Needle, The Story of the Cotton, The Story of the Rice, and The Story of the Honey. There are forty-seven (47)  black and white engravings,the subjects of which range from landscapes, to people, to animals, to maps. The front cover has a stamped illustration of Aunt Martha's cupboard. Measures 7" x 5 1/2"
Reward of Merit depicts Female Textile Mill Workers. ..
Reward of Merit depicts Female Textile Mill Workers. ..
Price: $55.00

A 3 1/4" x 3 5/8"  Reward of Merit for  diligence and good behaviour.   Intricate engraving depicts women operating looms and working with the completed fabric.  Moral -- if you are diligent and behave you can be a factory worker.  Hmm...  Reverse is blank..
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
 The Brawnville Papers, being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club, edited by Moses Coit Tyler. Fields, Osgood & Co.Boston.1869
The Brawnville Papers, being Memorials of the Brawnville Athletic Club, edited by Moses Coit Tyler. Fields, Osgood & Co.Boston.1869
Price: $60.00

215 page book, with gilt stamped covers. Twelve essays written on the subject of 'physical culture'. First appeared as articles in the Herald of Health Journal. While it might have first have been indended to be essays on 'physical culture' these articles have snowballed into commentary on life, as well as memoirs of the Brawnville Althletic Club. Measures 7 x 5 1/4".. Edge wear, partially on the spine. The book is missing one page, it is evident that it was torn from the book. However it appears to have been the blank page before the title page. There is a small stain on the top corner of the first 25 pages or so, does not affect readability,
 Caledonia Country, Vermont Written Examination of Common School Teachers. L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT).Caledonia Country, Vermont .May 6, 1883
Caledonia Country, Vermont Written Examination of Common School Teachers. L W Rowell (St. Johnsbury, VT).Caledonia Country, Vermont .May 6, 1883
Price: $60.00

The printed questions for the written exam for common school teachers in Caledonia Country, Vermont. The took place on Saturday, May 6, 1883, and when from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. The printed exam starts by listing the regulations and standard of qualifications for the exam before continuing onto a section called 'General Questions', which is essentially the biographical information of the test taker. From the the exam is divided into four sections: Geography, Grammar, Arithmetic, and History. Each section has ten questions. Some examples of the questions asked are: Which as the greater area, Europe or the United States? Define Etymology. Compare goo, little, round, and honest. Divide .34 by .0034. Who would be President of the United States if the present chief magistrate should die? Printer Measures 9 1/2" x 5 1/4".. Original crease marks. Minor toning and staining due to age.
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831
Price: $65.00

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"
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.
 Newcomb's Picture Stories, Scripture Series, No. 1 Creation. Clement & Packard.New York.1841
Newcomb's Picture Stories, Scripture Series, No. 1 Creation. Clement & Packard.New York.1841
Price: $65.00

10 leaves. In verse. Hand colored. Tells the story of creation, how chaos became light, how animals and plants came to be, and eventually how man and woman were created. Each page has a hand colored engraving on it. On the back cover is a letter written direct to the parents of children that states, "We ask the aid of those parents who regard the highest interests of their offspring. And, in the beginning, we would remind them, that the success of the attempt depends very much on parents. If they will make the scenes here represented the subjects of frequent and familiar conversation with their children, filling up what is lacking in the instruction here communicated, they will ... increase very much the interest and value of the book." Measures 7 1/4" x 4 3/4".  OCLC  - 2 (March 2018) . Covers detached. Sewing repair to binding, though it is extremely loose. Soiled and toned due to age.
 Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Catawba College. .Newton, NC.1900
Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Catawba College. .Newton, NC.1900
Price: $65.00

36pp. Orange wraps.  Includes students and officers, synopsis of courses of study, courses of study, departments of instruction and general information. A coeducational institution founded for the growing demand for higher and braoder education in Western North Carolina, and especially in the Reformed (German) Church.   It includes a Ladies Boarding Hall.  One of the departments of note is the Book-keeping Penmanship and typewriting  established due to the demands of practical life for success in the business world.  Concludes with expenses.  Measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". .
Book of Birds
Book of Birds
Price: $70.00

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.
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
"Proctor" Engraving from the History of the University of Cambridge
Price: $70.00

This engraving features a man in a dark robe standing by a desk holding a book by a chain handle. This engraving has been colored with brown accents for the desk's wooden legs and the clasps on the book. The artwork was done by Thomas Uwins and engraved by J. Agar. This engraving was from Rudolph Ackermann's book "History of the University of Cambridge, Its Colleges, Halls, and Public Building" published in 1815 by L. Harrison and J.C. Leigh. Measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/2".
An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk - Dolls on Cover 1885
An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk - Dolls on Cover 1885
Price: $75.00

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.
 Manual Alphabet, used by the Deaf and Dumb; with notices of Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace, who are deaf, dumb and blind. . Kiggins & Kellog.New York.c1850
Manual Alphabet, used by the Deaf and Dumb; with notices of Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace, who are deaf, dumb and blind. . Kiggins & Kellog.New York.c1850
Price: $85.00

20 pp (paginated, including yellow wrappers) This book was meant to teach children the alphabet in sign language, so that they might communicate with their "unfortunate companions". There are a total of 29 woodcut illustrations figures depicting the alphabet in sign-language (this includes examples on the cover page). Additionally the chap book gives a the brief narration of the two most famous American deaf mutes of the 19th century, Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace. On the front cover it states, "Third series.--No 10". The date of this chap book is inferred by the address of the publishers, as Kiggins & Kellogg was located at 88 John St., New York, between 1849 and 1856. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" . Previous owner inscription on the interior front cover. Minor soiling and toning due to age.
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
Price: $85.00

14 pp (including wrappers, linen book) The cover depicts a boy and girl, playing a drum and a toy horn respectively. The first two pages of the book have each page divided up into 12 squares, with one letter and small illustration in each square. The words used for each letter are basic, such as 'D Ducks' and 'T Tub'. The letters 'I' and 'J' are combined into one square, with the descriptor as "In Jail". There is no letter Z. Besides the alphabet, there are eighteen short lessons, often listing a few new words and a short poem to go along with the. There are six half-page color illustrations that go along with the lessons and illustrate the short poems. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" . Covers show surface wear, particular some cracks in the illustrations. Pages are soiled and toned due to age, particularly on the top edge. There is a faded inscription made by a previous owner on the front cover.
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.
 Catalogue Miss Sayward's School, Thirty-first Year. Innes & Sons.Overbrook, PA.1923-1924
Catalogue Miss Sayward's School, Thirty-first Year. Innes & Sons.Overbrook, PA.1923-1924
Price: $85.00

38 pp. embossed wrap. String tie binding.   Images from photographs throughout of the exteriors and interiors of the school and groups of girls engaging in the different classroom and extracurricular activities. Staff comprised of all female instructors.  Located five miles from Philadelphia, on the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.    Provides information on each of the buildings, requirements of entrance, courses of study,  special requirements for boarding pupils and more. Images of the basket ball team, domestic science room, West Wind and South Wind dance, the Senior Play, the May Queen and more.  Also includes inserts of commencement programme, the announcement of a new instructor and a recital program. Includes original presentation envelope and outer envelope..
We Come and Go – Informal Test for Third Pre-Primer (Scott, Foresman Co.) Dick, Sally and Baby c1950
We Come and Go – Informal Test for Third Pre-Primer (Scott, Foresman Co.) Dick, Sally and Baby c1950
Price: $95.00

Unpaginated test that appears to have been constructed from
the pages of a primer.  Hand penned
questions (and answers) on the reverse of some of the pages test the child’s
understanding and recognition of the page.
Measures 6” x 9”.  No OCLC.

The Patchwork Poster Book of Flowers
The Patchwork Poster Book of Flowers
Price: $95.00

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".
Play Time - The Playtime Unit of the How and Why Program of Child Mental Development..  1949
Play Time - The Playtime Unit of the How and Why Program of Child Mental Development.. 1949
Price: $95.00

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.
 Gonzaga College, Washington: Catalogue of the Officers and Students, For the Academic Year 1867-1868 . WM. H. Moore.Washington DC.1868
Gonzaga College, Washington: Catalogue of the Officers and Students, For the Academic Year 1867-1868 . WM. H. Moore.Washington DC.1868
Price: $95.00

32pp.Yellow wrap.This book provides an overview of the school, staff, and students going in to the 1867-1868 academic year.   The course of studies is substantially the form of theaching "Ratio studiorum, followed for more than three hundred years in the Jesuit Colleges in Europe and since 1790 in our own cuontry. Includes a basic outline of courses in the Humanities department, a list of the students and their year, shows a list of the members of several college clubs and societies, and ends with awards that were given to students at the end of the prior semester.  5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Previously known as Washington Seminary, re-opened for the youth of Washington city and its youth of Washington city and its vicinity, on the 2d day of October, 1848.  It is conducted by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus.
 Mineral Slate Book No. 22. NY Silicate Boock Slate Co..New York,.1897
Mineral Slate Book No. 22. NY Silicate Boock Slate Co..New York,.1897
Price: $100.00

A 10 1/2" x 6 3/4" slate book with  with blind stamp title on cover. Includes 2 unnumbered leaves constructed into a book 6 pp. (Two leaves plus inside of covers).  Additional product information re copyright blind stamped back cover. .
Student Work - Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ..1871-1872
Student Work - Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ..1871-1872
Price: $100.00

Two (2) sets of manuscript student exercises created by a Frist Year MIT student. The first is titles Problems in Descriptive Geometry drawn by W. A. Prentiss with five (5) plates and 50 problems.  Measures 9 1/2" x 13 1/2".  The second is 12 of 13 plates (No. 7 lacking) with an array of drawings including  Rivets drawn full size,  Angle and T iron,  Eccentric, drawings from models and Problems from Projections.  Measures 13 1/2" x 20". .
Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the IndiansDomino PressFrance1931
Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the IndiansDomino PressFrance1931
Price: $110.00

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
 Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Correspondence to Blanche Annis Leavitt, a Teacher from Belmont, NH. .Belmont, NY.1897 - 1911
Price: $115.00

Blanche Annis Leavitt (1881 - ?) was a teacher at Belmont Grammar School in in the early 1900s. The collection includes various correspondence and ephemera associated with her time at Belmont Grammar School, from her students to her co-workers, to her family. The bulk of the collection dates from 1901 - 1907, as Blanche would marry Ira Woodman Leavitt in 1907, and appears to have left the teaching profession. There is a total of forty-four (44) pieces in this collection: nine letters from students, four letters from family (mainly her nephews), five letters from friends, seven invites to various activities put on by students, and 19 pieces of ephemera (including 7 visiting cards). Collection is in chronological order. Items of note include: Teaching Certificate, December 1900 A handwritten teaching certificate awarded to Blanche Leavitt by E S Moulton, a member of the School Board of Belmont. New Hampshire Summer Institute for Teachers Program, August 1901 A 24 pp (including wrappers) program for the 8th annual Summer Institute session in Plymouth, NH from August 12-24, 1901. What was essentially an early teaching conference on education, there are lectures on drawing to arithmetic to psychology. The program lists each lesson available, the various transportation methods to get there, as well as a list of speakers. Courtship Letter, June 1903: Written by Clarence M Johnson, this letter describes a rather awful date he took Blanche on, when he took her for a drive. If appears as though nothing was on his side as the weather was terrible and Johnson spends most of the letter apologizing and asking to see her again. Kappa Sigma Fraternity Invite, February 1905 An invite from the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at New Hampshire College (later became New Hampshire University) for a dinner. What is especially of note is the beautiful engraving of the star and crescent symbol associated with the fraternity. There is also visiting card for a Robert M Wright included with the invite. Family Letter, May 1906 While the letter itself gossips about the family and friends they know, included with the letter is a 1901 Canadian penny. It was given to her to "fill up her bank" Various Letters from Students, circa 1906 - 1907 The majority of these seem to have been written after Blanche Leavitt has left the Belmont Grammar School. In general, the children write a little bit about their life and their new teacher, Ms. Hill. It is apparent in the letters that the children prefer Leavitt to their new teacher. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAvJOxp4gBgdTf5S2.
Helen Bannerman, Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator Little Black Sambo . The Harter Publishing Company.Cleveland, Ohio.1931
Helen Bannerman, Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator Little Black Sambo . The Harter Publishing Company.Cleveland, Ohio.1931
Price: $115.00

Softcover, illustrated in bright color: front and back cover have the same drawing of the titular character Little Black Sambo, wearing his distinct bright orange shirt, blue pants, purple shoes, and carrying a green, polka-dot umbrella, illustrated by Fern Bisel, Peat.  Bottom left corner has "No. H-105" printed in small black type. Profusely illustrated, with 7 full page, color illustrations, and 6 pages with large, in-text illustrations in black-and-white. This book includes the stories 'Little Black Sambo', 'Black Mumbo', 'Black Jumbo' and 'the four Tigers' [sic]. Last page has a short biography of the author, and gives details about the story's origin and this book's creation. States that this book is to be used in an educational setting, and the typeface has been chosen based on studies about how to develop "the correct eye movements." Children are also encouraged to color in the black and white illustrations. 14pp. 9 1/4" x 13".
Reader-Manual for Jim and Judy by Arthur I. Gates with the assistance of Mary M. Bartlett. The New World Play Book, MacMillan Company. 1939. First edition
Reader-Manual for Jim and Judy by Arthur I. Gates with the assistance of Mary M. Bartlett. The New World Play Book, MacMillan Company. 1939. First edition
Price: $125.00

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.

How To Make Dolls' Furniture And Furnish A Dolls House
How To Make Dolls' Furniture And Furnish A Dolls House
Price: $125.00

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".
William MavorThe English Spelling-Book Accompanied by A Progressive Series of Easy and Familiar LessonsGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon1885
William MavorThe English Spelling-Book Accompanied by A Progressive Series of Easy and Familiar LessonsGeorge Routledge and SonsLondon1885
Price: $125.00

108 pp. Applied printed cover, frontispiece, illustrations throughout by Kate Greenaway. Lesson book for children with descriptions and lessons, illustrated. There are one through four syllable words, easy three letter words, and fables included. 7" x 4 1/2"
 School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
School Record for the 6th School District in Woodbury, CT . ..1841-1896
Price: $135.00

A manuscript journal recording all of the official actions of the school district beginning with the appointment of George N. Judson as moderator of the School Committee for 1841.  The record includes information on the appointment of committee members through the years and all activities related to the school building.  A primary focus is the acquisition of cords of wood; it begins by noting who it was purchased from and the price.  Bethlehem CT was added to the district in 1853.  In 1859 the committee added a committee member responsible for measuring the cord wood for accuracy. Also includes information on dates for summer seasons, hiring of teachers and taxes to support them, acquiring a new stove, voting for repairs and more.  In 1881 voted to lay a new ash floor with pine walls and overhead. At that time an audit report was also released by the committee (not included). A request for taxs to pay for school house running lines. Last record 1896.  Measures 8" x 6 1/2". A good resource for community leaders, cost and type of wood in the Woodbury CT area, .
 Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
Price: $150.00

16 pp (including covers) This is a primer meant for young children. It starts with the alphabet, printed in upper and lower case, and continues on to numbers and vowels, and eventually from sight words to small sentences, to short descriptions. There are thirteen hand colored engravings (including the cover illustration which is repeated later in the book). There is a rather unusual page towards the beginning of the primer. After the pages of the printed alphabet, but before the page showing numbers and vowels, there is a page of what appears to be random letters. At first glance, one would assume the letters are the consonants, (especially considering that the vowels are on the next page) however, there are several vowels among the letters. Additionally the letters appear to be in a random order. The image depicted on the page is of four Scottish men in kilts, brandishing swords.  OCLC- none (4/20/18).  Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2.. Cover and edge wear, particular at the corners. Fabric repair to binding, Toned and soiled due to age. Minor tears on paper's edges. Faint water stain at center of book throughout all pages (see pictures).
H. E. Schulse The Earth.  Uniclok Globe Handbook.  A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931
H. E. Schulse The Earth. Uniclok Globe Handbook. A Pocket Manual of the Earth, Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars and ... (Uniclok Globe). Universal Clock & Globe Corporation.Wilmington, DE.1931
Price: $150.00

53 pp. wraps.  Narrative text with full page and in-text illustrations and graphs throughout.  The globe is  the Telechron Motored Electric Uniclok.  It provided accurate time throughout the world with the aid of an electric lamp socket.   Primary content Uniclok Globe Directions, The Earth (numerous sections), Demonstrating with Uniclok Time Dial & Globe, The Moon, The Sun, The Zodiac and Zodiacal Constellations, Questions and Answers, Different Models and Information.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5". .
 The Mother's Primer . Davis, Porter & Co.Philadelphia .c.1860
The Mother's Primer . Davis, Porter & Co.Philadelphia .c.1860
Price: $150.00

The primer has the basics that any young child would need to advance their literacy. 24 unnumbered pages, printed, pictorial wrappers, woodcut illustrations, all color. Contains the alphabet, word list, as well as text, mostly about animals, that incorporate a specified vocabulary list that is paired with it.  8" x 5". OCLC - 6 found with publishers Davis, Porter & Coates - None found with Davis & Porter & Co. (October 2018).
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear,  Woodsey Owl...
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear, Woodsey Owl...
Price: $175.00

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera dealing with conservation issues. Most of the pieces appear to have been a part of different government sponsored campaigns. For example, Smokey Bear which was created in 1944 by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council to help combat forest fires. Below is a brief description of each item. "Save Sport Fishing - Stop Acid Rain", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker with an illustration of a fish, have of which is skeletonized. Measures 12 3/4" x 3". "Use Your Ash Tray", Bumper Sticker An orange and black Smokey the Bear Bumper sticker. The black ink used is a raised ink. There is an illustration of Smokey the Bear on the far left of the sticker. Measures 16 1/2" x 2". "Don't Let  Debris Fires Get Away", Poster A fire prevention poster, published by the United States Forest Service in 1978. It depicts a close up shot of burned out grass, with a piece of 'trash' on fire, that states 'Don't Let Debris Fires Get Away. Printed on paper. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" Book Protector An unused paper book jacket most likely intended to be used for text books. It published by the US Department of Interior and the Forest Service. On what would be the back inside flap of the book jacket is the Forest Fire Prevent Pledge. The portion of the jacket meant to cover the covers of a book, is a color photograph of a very lush, green forest. This portion of the book jacket has glossy coating on it. The front has an image of Smokey the Bear on it stating, 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Measures 20" x 12". "Give a hoot! Don't Pollute", Poster Printed in 1973 by the US Department of Agriculture, it features the character Woodsy Owl. He is a brown owl, wearing a Robinhood-like green feathered hat and green pants holding whistle in the air. Next to him are two colorful flowers on one side, and on the other is a patch of grass with a whimsical blue and red spotted bug on it. The background is black, which makes the colors of the characters pop. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xhX1F2Tmrx3hJCfQ2
Caroline Holt Low Literacy Phonetic Spelling - A letter to a "Lebbe" about life and sons returning from war. .Kenosha, WI.1866
Caroline Holt Low Literacy Phonetic Spelling - A letter to a "Lebbe" about life and sons returning from war. .Kenosha, WI.1866
Price: $185.00

An 8" x 6 1/2" letter sheet with letter to "Lebbe" penned on both sides. A friend or former care giver getting in touch with a dear one with information on daily life and her sons returning from the war.  Of particular note is the use of colloquial phonetic spelling.  The letter begins "Wall Lebbe I was very glad to here from you and to here that you was wall and geting a long so wall as for me and the Rest of the famely ar all wall and I hope that those few lines will fond you and yours all wall as you said that you will Be a Mother By this time it Cant be that  that lettel bebbe that I washed and dreed 18 years a go wall Lebe it so and I would like to Come and see you and Dress your Bebbe for you and now I think i am in titeld to a presant dont you think So wall Lebe I would like to have ad you Come and make ous a veset and see my solders Boys Abram as Bene verey sick and he as get his descharge and Has got home and Henery he as Jus Came home on a ferlow for 30 days and poor William is stil doon south. .." This is only the front page of the letter; quite interesting. .
An Address before the Emma Willard Association and  a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
An Address before the Emma Willard Association and a collection of School work by Helen Harrison Hadley (nee Morris) from her time at Vassar College
Price: $275.00

This grouping or 21 works begins with an address made by Helen Harrison Hadley  to the Emma Willard Association at their annual banquet in November 1901. The Association’s mission was to unite the graduates of the Troy Seminary in a friendly alliance, and to co-operate in promoting the cause of higher education among women. Emma Willard was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education who founded the first school for women's higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. Hadley was a member of this association, and it unknown if she gave this address or simple kept a copy of it. The address starts: “Our daughters cannot advantageously be medieval at the present day…. Time was when the right to study earnestly, to think intelligently, to base one’s daily action on reason and self-control, was reserved for men; but that is not more.”  Includes a written and typed copy of the address. Additionally, this offering includes a collection of 18 additional writings of Hadley. The bulk of the materials are 14 school assignment in essay format Hadley wrote for various courses during her time at Vassar. These assignments ranged from essays to short story telling, to book reports to her answer to a test. Most of the assignments have been graded in red pen and often start with an outline before the essay. Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883. Below are the titles of the Assignments: "Are Woman Inferior to Men?" "Nicaragua" (which describes her cousins trip there) "The Wit and Wisdom of Children" x2 "People and their Hobbies" "Having a Picture Take" "The Two Portraits of Shakespeare" "The Use and Abuse of Policy" x2 "The Word Painting in "A Princess of Thule ", a novel by W. Black "Advertising and it Oddities" "Swift: Shall We Pity or Despise Him?" "A Brother and Sister" Test The essays present an interesting view as to the character and beliefs of Ms. Hadley.   Helen would graduate Vassar in 1883, and marry Arthur Twining Hadley in 1891. Arthur would become the 13th President of Yale in 1899. It would appear that for the summer of 1899, Helen spent the majority of the time in New Haven, helping her husband settle into his new role, while a caretaker looked after her three children: her two sons Morris and Hamilton, and her new born daughter, Laura, at the family farmstead in Sandy Hook, CT. There are four letters from that time which are essential reports to Helen on how her children are doing. The four letters are held together by a blue ribbon, most of which has become detached. Another item in this collection is a letter from Edward G Fullerton, a graduate student in the Divinity School at Yale. It appears that he had broken his leg, and Helen had loaned him her copies of the Century Magazine which help to “while away very pleasantly several hours of [his] imprisonment”. The letter continues on to discuss the fact that Fullerton misses seeing the starts at the Yale Observatory. What is truly remarkable about this letter is the pen drawing done by Fullerton, showing him walking with crutches in a cast. To view this collection please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cN50huSmpE2yvHbs1 
 Menu Triennial Dinner - Class of 1882 - Bowdoin College. .Sagadah House, Bath ME.June 25, 1885
Menu Triennial Dinner - Class of 1882 - Bowdoin College. .Sagadah House, Bath ME.June 25, 1885
Price: $275.00

A 9 3/4" x 7" menu printed on heavy card stock for the Triennial Dinner.  Illustration depicts a well sated corpulent diner being catered to by tiny minions dancing on mushrooms, diving in champagne and serving up food. Fare includes Blue Point Oysters, Brook Trout, Roast Plover and more.  The caption at base reads "I had a dream which was not all a dream" --Byron. Perhaps a reference to the illustration..
 Hollywood Dollies - Series 1. Hollywood Dollies, Inc..New York NY.1925
Hollywood Dollies - Series 1. Hollywood Dollies, Inc..New York NY.1925
Price: $775.00

A series of life-like miniatures of famous motion picture stars in original costumes worn in pictures.This is the First Series, including eight (8) different paper doll stars, each with three (3) actual movie costumes with accessories.  They include Colleen Moore,  Rudolph Valentino, Tom Mix, Mae West, Norma Talmadge, Douglas Mac Lean, Norma Shearer and Reginald Denny.   Elaborate costumes as seen in the early movies.  The reverse is blank. Each measures 10 1/4" x 14 1/4".  Scarce. .