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I Wonder Why?.  Elizabeth Gordon Rand McNally & Co Chicago 1938
I Wonder Why?. Elizabeth Gordon Rand McNally & Co Chicago 1938
Price: $20.00

64 pp, illustrated litho on board, profusely illustrated in black and white and color by M. T. (Penny) Ross, verses include "Mother's Opera Glasses" "My Funny Doggies" "The Echo Child", charming book with verses on one page and coordinating images, note the  sheep clouds in "In Haying Time" 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" light edge wear on cover
Fairy Moonbeam's Series: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Fairy Moonbeam's Series: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $20.00

12 pp. (including wrappers) The covers depicts a servant bringing food to Aladdin and his mother. It is printed in red and black ink. There are 7 half page color illustrations. The book is a part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Binding is sewn. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" . Missing surface litho on front cover. Minor toning due to age.
Baby's First Book. McLoughlin Brothers.NY.c1890
Baby's First Book. McLoughlin Brothers.NY.c1890
Price: $35.00

16 pp, linen book with wrapper. The cover features a beautiful color illustration of a cat playing with a ball. As the title suggests, this book is meant to help a child start to learn how to read. With the alphabet printed on the first two pages, and an additional 17 'lessons', where a child can learn short sight words. Interspersed in between the lessons are wonderful color illustrations of animals along with short phrases, such as "The Horse: The horse has four legs and so has my dog and my cat; the hen only has two." Measures 10" x 7 3/4" . Minor edge wear near the binding and small section of missing surface litho on the front cover. General toning and soiling due to age.
 Little Folks Series, Little BoPeep. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
Little Folks Series, Little BoPeep. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $45.00

14 pp (including wrappers), yellow covers with printed litho illustrations. The design on the cover only uses two colors, red and green, while the interior pages' illustrations are in full color. The book tells an elaboration of the classic nursery rhyme "Little BoPeep". There is a total of six full page color illustrations. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cover show edge wear. Tape repair on spine. Binding is loose bit intact. General soiling and toning due to age.
Sleeping Beauty in the Woods. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .1870
Sleeping Beauty in the Woods. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .1870
Price: $50.00

24 pp (including covers) Retells the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. The book has rich in-depth color illustrations, four full page, and one double page. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Covers partially detached. Offset litho between the center fold. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Minor faded penciling on back cover. One page has a very small (less than 1/2") tear, but it does not effect the text or illustration.
Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series: Cock Robin. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series: Cock Robin. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $55.00

24 pp (including wrappers). There are six full page color illustrations. The book tells the story of how the cock robin died, and the funeral the rest of the woodland creatures gave him. The story is told in verse. The illustrations are beautifully done, utilizing a solid black background to emphasize the colors in the foreground of the illustrations. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Some edge wear, and missing surface litho. Front cover missing some small pieces of the corner. Sewing repair on spine. General soiling and toning due to age. One interior page has a tear, approximately 3 inches long, but it does not impact the text on the page.
Little Boys and Girls ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1884
Little Boys and Girls ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1884
Price: $55.00

12 pp (including covers). Each page has three to four letters on it. Each illustration is accompanied by a corresponding letter. On the bottom of each page is the description, such as "N Nosegay. O Owl. P Parrot." On the front and back interior covers there is a more detailed alphabet poem that matches the illustrations. "N is a Nosegay Besprinkled with dew, Picked in the morning, And given to you. Measures 9" x 6". Covers fully detached. Previous owner inscription on the first page. Interior pages show moderate foxing and toning, with some small stains that do not impact either the text or the illustrations.
Image mock-up for Tier-Kinder-Garten: ein lehrreiches buch fur kleine Leute (animal-kindergarten, an instructive book for little people)Paul MeyerBremen, Germanyn.d. ca. 1942
Image mock-up for Tier-Kinder-Garten: ein lehrreiches buch fur kleine Leute (animal-kindergarten, an instructive book for little people)Paul MeyerBremen, Germanyn.d. ca. 1942
Price: $60.00

illustrated applied cover, Image mock-up for book. Heavy card stock pages with illustrated color papers attached, each picture is of an animal and some pages are a collage of the habitat. 7 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Frances Brundage Snow White and Rose Red. Center pages detached from staples. Some  staple rust. 1929
Frances Brundage Snow White and Rose Red. Center pages detached from staples. Some staple rust. 1929
Price: $65.00

12 unnumbered pp. Color illustrated cover, no. 52. Two young girls save a dwarf who tries to feed them to a bear. The bear becomes a prince and marries one of the girls, color illustrations by author. Measures 10 1/2" x 10".  Center pages detached from staples. Some  staple rust.
The Nursery Alphabet. Frederick Warne & Co.London & New York.c1890
The Nursery Alphabet. Frederick Warne & Co.London & New York.c1890
Price: $65.00

8 pp (including wrappers) ABC book. There are four to six letters on each page (the last page only has Y and Z), with a small color illustration that matches with the letter. The back cover of the book has a list of other pictures books sold by the publisher, such as Sing a Song of Sixpence and Cock Robin. Sewn binding. Measures 7 1/4" x 5". . Previous owner inscription on the first page.
Home Kindness; A Picture Gift Book for the Children. McLoughlin Bros..New York.c1870
Home Kindness; A Picture Gift Book for the Children. McLoughlin Bros..New York.c1870
Price: $85.00

Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. 6 full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother.  McLoughlin advertising back cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".. Cover wear with edge chips and light staining.
Uncle Frank's Series: Grandma's Tales. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Uncle Frank's Series: Grandma's Tales. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $85.00

12 pp (including wrappers) The front cover depicts a main with a young boy and girl on his lap reading a book. Tells several short stories and nursery rhymes, in verse. Each story also has a corresponding illustration. These illustrations are hand colored. A part of the Uncle Frank's Series. Measures 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" . Sewing repair to binding, covers semidetached.  Moderate edge wear, and minor toning due to age.
Fairy Moonbeam Series: Sleeping Beauty. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Fairy Moonbeam Series: Sleeping Beauty. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $85.00

12 pp (including wrappers). The cover depicts the sleeping princess after she is cursed. Cover printed in green, red, and black ink. The title page of the book has the full title as 'Sleeping Beauty in the Woods'. The alphabet is printed on the front and back interior covers. There are six color illustrations in the book. On one illustration, the name of the engraver, Jackson, is featured. A part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Measures 71/2" x 5 1/4". Edge wear. Missing surface litho on front cover. Tape repair on binding. Sewing repair with red string, the dye in the string has caused some minor staining. There is a small circular brown stain that continues through several pages.
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.
Old Mother Bruin and Her Foolish Cubs. McLoughlin.New YOrk.1874
Old Mother Bruin and Her Foolish Cubs. McLoughlin.New YOrk.1874
Price: $90.00

Gilt enhanced chromolithograph wraps. 6 leaves. 6 full page color plates. The adventures and misadventures of a mother bear and her cubs.  Back cover promotes McLoughlin products  including info on Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series, Gilt Cover Picture Books and more. Measures 9" x 10 3/4".. Sewing repair on backstrip. First text page and plate page appear to be reverses.
Lily's Picture Book. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1890
Lily's Picture Book. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1890
Price: $90.00

This book includes four poems and their corresponding full=page, color chromolithographs. The poems are: Sister Nell, Dollie, Golden Hair, and Dog Shaggie. The images themselves are richly colored. The front cover is green with gilded accents. The main images is of a trellis with climbing ivy. There are four smaller images depicted within circles. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". Missing the top left corner of the front cover. Minor stains to the corners near the bindings on both the front and back covers. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age.  Interior cover page has an inscription from a previous owner (Carrie K Knox, North Sterling Connecticut).
Momberger, William Visit to the Menagerie, Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series.. McLoughlin..
Momberger, William Visit to the Menagerie, Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series.. McLoughlin..
Price: $100.00

6] leaves, [6] leaves of plates.  18 chromolithograph illustrations. Cover illustration of running lion.  Rhyming story is titled Visit to the Zoological Gardens.  The first illustration depicts children on sedan chair riding an elephant. Numerous animals depicted. Measures 10 3/4" x 9".  Back cover promotes New Picture Books for Little Children. 71 & 73 Duane St., NY. . Light to moderate cover wear.
Circus Series: Menagerie and Arab Show. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1890
Circus Series: Menagerie and Arab Show. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1890
Price: $110.00

16 pp (including wrappers) The book is full of beautifully colored, and detailed chromolithographs depicting various circus animals and acts. There are seven full page illustrations, and one double page illustrations entitled, "Grand Entry of the Caravan of Moors and Arabs". All pages with text also included several smaller illustrations. Other illustration titles include "The Algerian Dancing Girls", "The Camel Race" and "Algerian Dance and Sword Combat". This is a wonderful example of a late 19th century picture book. While full of exciting imagery of exotic animals and performing acts, it also allowed children to see people and customs much different from what their own (albeit in a circus setting and in rather stereotypical terms). The number 78 is printed on the bottom left corner of the front cover. Measures 10" x 7". Minor edge wear (mainly due to rubbing), along with minor toning & soiling due to age.
Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870
Walter Crane The Old Courtier. George Rogtledge & Sons (sp).London.1870
Price: $125.00

16pp. (including covers) The front cover depicts a courtier greeting a family at the door. Additionally, the front covers states the publisher as "Rogtledge & Sons" and the back cover has it as 'Routledge'. The latter is the correct spelling. The OCLC only has one copy with this misspelling. There are eight full color illustrations. The story is told in verse. Measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" . Covers are detached. Missing surface litho on front covers. The back cover is missing a section near the spine. Tape repair on inside covers.
The Girl in the Abstract Bed.  Vance Bourjaily Tiber Press New York City 1954
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