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The Youth's Dayspring. January, 1851American Board of Commissioners for Foreign MissionsBoston1851
Price: $18.00

16 pp. Green illustrated printed paper cover, monthly periodical, Vol. II, no 1 for January 1851, contains 2 illustrations. Inside cover lists ordering information and donations to Children's Educational Funds. Content titles include: The New Year, Julia the Heathen Girl, Hindoo Blacksmiths, Blacksmiths worshiping their Tools, The Hindoo Pilgrim, More Blessed to Give than to Receive, The Temple of Siva, The Great Pagoda of Tanjore, The First Siberian who Loved Jesus, The Rejected Idol,  and A Thought for Older People. 6 3/4" x 4". Slight staining, small tear on back cover
The Lady of the Light House. Helen S. Woodruff George H. Doran Co. New York 1913
Price: $20.00

89 pp. Green and blue illustrated boards, hard cover, illustrated end pages, frontispiece, author's other books advertisement, first page of each chapter decorated by Griselda M. McClure, paper glued to half title page states that royalties of the book will go to the New York Association of the Blind. A sweet story of a blind boy and his "mammy" who is helped by the lady in the lighthouse. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" binding loose, spine torn, slight staining
Bernard H Martin and William L. Martin Jr.. Silver Stallion, Sequel to Lighting: A Cowboy's Colt. Tell Well Press.Kansas City, MO.1949
Price: $20.00

29 pp. (unpaginated) children's book, tells the story of Danny Morgan, his cousin Melissa, and their friend Eagle, an Indian boy, as they solve the mystery of the phantom silver stallion. Called a "corking good story", it is chalk full of vibrantly colored, or charming black and white illustrations on nearly every page. A must for any child horse lover. Measures 10 3/4" x 8". Both the board covers and the dust jacket show edge wear, particularly on the lower end of the back strip. There is a small piece of missing surface litho on the back of the dust jacket as well as a small stain. The covers themselves have a several small stains on the lower corners. Interior pages are fine.
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.
Betty S. FixThe Adventures of Idabell and Wakefield: Dolls Around the World, Volume 4The Crosby HouseOklahoma1946
Price: $35.00

32 pp. Blue hard cover, color and black and white illustrations, black and white illustrated end papers, each page has decorative borders, illustrations by Edith E. Buhler, part of the Idabell and Wakefield Adventures. Each section has a color illustration of a doll in a country's traditional dress and a letter from the doll. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Daniel DeFoe. The Illustrated Life and Strange Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, As Related by Himself . Thomspon & Thomas.Chicago, IL.1872
Price: $35.00

A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over 40 wonderfully rich and detailed full and half sheet black and white illustrations are found throughout the 528 page novel. Measures 10" x 7".. Edge wear to the covers as well as minor stains. The front cover is partially detached. The cloth binding is slightly worn and there is a very minor tear on the backstrip. Binding is loose, but intact. The interior pages are toned due to age. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front inside cover.
Ann Lange The Eskimo Store. wear on cover edges, slightly loose binding, 1950
Price: $45.00

28 unnumbered pp. color illustrated applied cover, blue. Story about two Alaskan girls preparing for Christmas, contains color and black and white illustrations by Gladys Rourke Blackwood. Copyright 1948.  Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". wear on cover edges, slightly loose binding,
Leonora Pease. Four and Twenty Dollies. Hamming Publishing Co. Chicago. 1914
Price: $50.00

94 pp. Applied printed color cover, verses by Leonora Pease with vibrant color illustrations by Ella Dolbear Lee. A collection of verses and illustrations of different dolls. Does have stereotyped derogatory comments and images common to the time period. Has dolls including, the little bisque belle, the little jap man, the pickaninny dolls, the calico girl and worsted boy, little eskimo doll, candy mermaid, sailor boy blue, and Chief Zula Lu OCLC: 4 (10/10/2016) 9 3/4" x 8". some wear and staining on cover, inside binding split on title page-all pages are still intact , occasional finger prints on pages, spine material has come off in spots, ex libris sticker over inscription
Marguerite deAngeliElin's AmerikaDoubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.New York1941
Price: $50.00

unpaginated. Printed cloth cover, first edition, black and white and color illustrations. The story of Elin and her family, originally from Sweden, and their settling into a new home in America. The new land does not feel like home to Elin until she begins to learn about the country. Appears to be set in colonial time period, Elin encounters Native Indians. 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". slight staining on cover, no dust jacket, inscribed
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
Stories about Indians. Merriam & Merrill.Concord, NH.1854
Price: $55.00

24 pp. with in-text and full page woodcut engravings throughout. Content includes A Pawnee Brave, Indian Gratitude, Indian Observation, Indian Stratagem, Red Jacket, Indian Shrewdness, An Indian's Joke, Indian Character, Indian Integrity and Indian Politeness. Excellent imagery depicting Native American of the time. Measures 4" x 6 1/4". . Surface soiling from handing, some toning. Old glue repair.
Paul Fenimore CooperTricks of Women & Other Albanian TalesWilliam Morrow & Co. New York1928
Price: $60.00

205 pp. Black embossed cover, frontispiece, illustrations, plates throughout. Paul Fenimore Cooper is the translator of these tales and woodcuts are by Ilse M. Bischoff. The Stories are of the southern, or Tosk, dialect and come from two collections made by  Auguste Dozon and Holger Pedersen. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4"
The Book of the Nations, containing the descriptions of the Costumes and Customs of Foreign Countries. Clark, Austin, and Smith.New York.1855
Price: $100.00

191 pp. Decorated red cloth binding. Miniature book. A charming book that details the costumes and manors of different culture and time periods. While the book is not a scientific text book by any means, it attempts to be as thoroughly detailed as possible in its descriptions. The book is divided up into forty-five (45) categories, such as Russians and Spaniards. In some places it is divided up further into sub categories such as Persian Gentleman, and Persian Lady, or English Labourer (sp) of the Fifteenth Century and English Lady of the Fifteenth Century. Each section also comes with a picture of the people it's describing. With the frontispiece, there are a total of forty-six (46) wood cut engravings, black and white illustrations. There is one printer's mistake between the table of contents and the chapter titles. In the Contents, "English Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century", on pages 164 and 168 is repeated, while the actual chapter on page 168 is "English Lady  of the Eighteenth Century." Measures 3 1/4" x 2 3/4". Covers show minor wear, particularly edge wear, due to rubbing. There is  stain on the back cover. An inscription by a previous owner is on the front interior cover. Interior pages show minor foxing and soiling due to age.
Ten Little Nigger Boys
Price: $225.00

Pictorial boards with die-cut window at center revealing 10 little heads of Black children.  9 die-cut pages. When opened the verse on the first page reads "Ten Little Nigger Boys Going out to dine One choked his little self and then there were NINE.  Number decreases by page until the last page when the last child gets married, ending in "then there were NONE".  Black Americana.
The Jingle of the Jap, by Clara Bell Thurston
The Jingle of the Jap, by Clara Bell Thurston (illustrator). Published by H.M. Caldwell Co., Boston, 1906
Price: $250.00

Pictorial fabric covers with paste down title and small bisque doll dressed in traditional attire attached to cover.
Mary PhippsLiza Jane and the KinkiesJ.H. Sears and Company, Inc.New York1929
Price: $250.00

91 unnumbered pages. Illustrated applied tri-color hard cover, black cloth spine, illustrated by author in black and red, illustrated end papers. Story about a little girl, Liza Jane, who lives on a plantation where her parents work. She tries to entertain herself and at a moment of quiet the stone she is sitting on bursts open and four little fairies emerge. They tell Liza about their history and they take her to their land. Although a pleasant story does contain stereotypical vernacular and some derogatory comments. 11" x 8"
10 Little Negroes
Price: $300.00

Red cloth backed pictorial boards. Pictorial end papers.  Unpaginated.  Illustrations and text by Trier.  Stereotypical imagery.  The story about how Ebony, the mother continues to add young boys to her family by acquiring them along the way.  At the end there are ten and unlike the original ending where they all disappear, they form a football (soccer) team and live on happily.  Measures 10" x 7".
The Girl in the Abstract Bed. Vance Bourjaily Tiber Press New York City 1954
Price: $350.00

Large folio with title page and thirteen silk screen prints by Tobias Schneebaum tipped on to heavy card stock with printed text by Vance Bourjaily at base. Loose pages housed in red printed folio, no. 250 of 1500, not signed, vibrant colored abstract illustrations. The humorous tale of a young girl and the unique and abstract items in her life; "kidney-shaped playpen" "British sports carriage" then  the encounter with her "reactionary Grandmother." 17" x 11" toning on card stock, repair on reverse of folio