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The Orphan Girl
Cogger, Edward P. The Orphan Girl. New York: McLoughlin Bro's, Publishers, no. 30 Beekman Street, 1864
A Little Pickle No. 1395 Nister, c1905,  Miniature Book, Little & Good Library Series
12 pp miniature book.  It is A Little Pickle. No. 1395. c1905.  One of the books from The Little & Good Library Series. .
The Jingle of the Jap, by Clara Bell Thurston
Pictorial fabric covers with paste down title and small bisque doll dressed in traditional attire attached to cover.
2 Early 20th Century California Greeting Cards, Tipped-in Illustrations.
Two  “Greetings from California” Cards, each with tipped-in illustrations.
The Jolly Jig-Saw Book - 1939
The Jolly Jig-Saw Book, Packed with Jig-saw Puzzles and Story-rhymes. John Leng & Co., London. 1939. A hardback book that includes five (5) different rhyming verses with a relevant actual jig-saw puzzles as part of the book. Each has a small black and white illustration of the completed puzzle, that the child was encouraged to paint. Includes No Dogs Allowed, The Good Ship “Cheese-Straw”, Piggy and the Pantry, The Monkey’s Puzzle and Mouse Mountaineers. 7 ¼” x 10”. Puzzle are complete with illustrations unpainted. Four of five retain the original fold-out cellophane shield to prevent the puzzle from falling from the book as the pages are turned.
Lovely Chromolithograph Menu Hotel du Quirinal
A 5 ¼” x 7 ½” ornately decorated menu card depicting an elaborate parlor or dining room setting with a large mirror or marque in the background that displays the bill of fare.  A pair of puti at sides.  An elegant couple seated at the table with personal servants nearby.   Floral festoons about.  The reverse is the Carte des Vins.  Stab. Lit. C. Virano. C’ Roma.  Small corner chip. .
We Come and Go – Informal Test for Third Pre-Primer (Scott, Foresman Co.) Dick, Sally and Baby c1950

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.

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

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

Peculiar Penguins
Peculiar Penguins
Price: $125.00
45 pp. 8vo. red cloth on board with pictorial cover label depicting courting penguins. Bright illustrations top portion of each page Inscribed on free end paper. Generalized light wear from handling and edge wear on cover. Vibrant color.
The Marriage of the Three Little Kittens
8 leaves including wraps. Each page printed on one side. Hand colored engraving of anthropomorphic or humanized kittens throughout. Text in rhyming verse. The courtship and marriage of the three little kittens--mostly occurring with mittens on... Some discoloration and toning. 6 1/2" separation of cover at spine. Strong color. Measures 7"x 10 1/2".
Pals on the Farm
Pals on the Farm
Price: $275.00
Diarama-style childrenā™s book w Eight (8) die-cut movable animals A 9ā¯ x 11 Ā½ā¯ heavy card stock fold-out diorama-style barnyard scene. Includes eight (8) different easel back, mechanical animals, each with a printed verse. They are Wooley the Sheep, Gobbie the Turkey, Dobbin the Farm Horse, Hissie the Goose, Gruntie the Pig, Sheep the Dog, Rex the Pony and Mooey the Cow. Complete. Cover wear with original price in grease pencil. Interior in excellent condition.
An Object Lesson for Nursery Folk - Dolls on Cover 1885
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.
Johnny Crow's Party
Johnny Crow's Party
Price: $20.00
Reprint.  Unpaginated hard cover with paste down illustration.  Color frontispiece and full page illustrations periodically throughout the book.  Each page with black and white line drawings. Two small spots of faint discoloration on dust jacket.  See image.
The Children in the Wood
8 pp. including inside covers with paper wraps. Half page hand colored engraving each page. The frightening story of how the children are taken and meet their demise. Inscribed to Charles E. Fisk From his Aunt Abby. Strong color. Moderate to heavy wear. Corner bends. "Make-do" sewing repair on spine. 4 1/2" x 7".
A Big Temptation
A Big Temptation
Price: $75.00
No. 1948. 48 pp. with pictorial litho on board book. In-text and full page gray-tone illustrations throughout.  Content includes Kurus: The King of the Cannibal Islands, The Other Carews and The Big Temptation. 6 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Mother Goose
Mother Goose
Price: $175.00
24pp. heavy card stock accordion or concertina style book. Illustrated by Mary La Fetra Russell. Printed front and back. Each page depicts and illustrates a different nursery rhyme with a portion of the rhyme at the base of the page. Charming imagery.  Includes all of the favorites plus a few less known including Tommy Snooks and Baby Brooks; Daffy-down-dilly and Wooley Foster has gone to sea. Generalized light to moderate wear. Measures 9 1/4" x 11" when folded.
Three Famous Stories
Unpaginated hardcover book with applied pictorial litho. Stories include The Three Little Kittens, The Three Bears and The Three Pigs.  Profusely illustrated in full color and black and white illustrations throughout.  Of special note/interest in this book a budding artist took the opportunity to draw on all blank pages; predominantly with pencil; some rather sweet and somewhat patriotic images including the US 1942 Jeeps. Adds that personalized touch... Measures 10 1/4" x 12".
Good Morning and Good Night
Soft pictorial cover picture book with rhyming verse. Mounted on linen. Six (6) leaves. Dean's "Pinafore" Toy Books Series.  Imagery in the style of Kate Greenaway Strong color and imagery. Chromolithograph.  Last page and back inside cover include advertisements. Although book was originally printed 1870, a testimonial at back dated 1879. Cover wear with corner chip.
Our Holidays
Our Holidays
Price: $55.00
6 leaves with applied cutout puzzle pieces. Pictorial wraps 9 1/4" x 10 1/2".. Instructions on inside cover. Depicts busy midway with vendors and acts, farm life, the seashore, the zoo,the flower mart and the train station.  Back inside cover promotes other books in the series. Outer cover promotes the Warne's Nursery Literature books.
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.
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.
Raggedy Ann's Lucky Pennies
93 pp cloth backed pictorial boards.  Copyright John B. Gruelle, Norwalk, CT.   Pictorial end papers. Profusely illustrated with vibrant partial to full page illustrations.
Bow-wow Stories
Bow-wow Stories
Price: $90.00
Large format picture story book with rhyming verse and associated imagery, featuring anthropomorphic or dressed animals.  Includes in-text line drawings and full page color illustrations.  Color illustrations depict dogs riding bicycles, a robber dog attacking a robber kitten with a club. inquisitive dogs trying to open a bottle of champagne, the dog Dame Hubbard cradling a kitten while watching Old Dog Tray play the flute. Numerous other whimsical verses and illustrations. Measures 9" x 13 3/4". Light edge wear. Strong color.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Illustrated cover. 8vo.  Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in black and white line drawings and full color illustrations. Surface soiling and edge wear on cover.
Pan-Pipes: A Book of Old Songs,
51 pp with pictorial covers of song including printed music and musical score. Arranged and with accompaniments by Theo. Marzials ; set to pictures by Walter Crane; engraved & printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Profusely illustrated in the fanciful Victorian style of Walter Crane, both full page and in-text illustrations. Contents include The Spanish Lady, The Seeds of Love, Early One Morning, Phillis on the New Made Hay and many moreā¦ Measures 12" x 8 Ā½ā¯.  Light separation at base where end paper meets backstrip.
The Road to Oz - Junior Edition
64 pp. Full page color and intext line drawings throughout. Vibrant color. Intricate and whimsical full page color and in-text black and white drawings.  Printed marking No. 300 lower left cover. Edge wear on covers. Light toning on inside covers.
Je Sais Lire -  Deanâ™s Rag Book
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.
The Ladder to Learning,
8 pages. Paper wraps. Hand colored woodcut ABC book. X stands for Xerxes, the great Persian King. Z stands for Zany, a foolish Young Fellow. Sewing repair on spine. Crayoning on reverse of pages. Charming.  Well used.
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.
Christmas Activity Book
A vibrantly colored unpaginated chidren's Christmas activity book complients of N. Snellenburg & Co. and Santa Claus...Printed on pulp or short fiber paper. Six (6) color pages, remainder black and white line drawings.s Begins with verse A Visit to Toyland by Maud Wood Henry, followed by story presented in the form of connect the dots, illustrations of Children of Many Lands, Christmas Eve by Emily Linslev, nursery stories Dear Santa Claus by Bessie M. Guigon, a Do-Somehting family sotry by Ruth Morton, Her Christmas Stockings by Lena B. Ellingwood, etc. It concludes with a Christmas Wishes rebus by Isla Paschal Richardson on inside back cover.  Illustration of Santa Claus holding exterior of N. Sneelenburg & Co exterior, captioned "My headquarters". Meausres 8" x 11".
Picture Primer
Picture Primer
Price: $40.00
8vo. 8 pp with wraps with red printing  First page is upper case alphabet followed by lower case. page. Five (5) lesson pages, concluding with a child praying as he has lost his parents. All pages hand colored. Scarce item.
Nursery Primer
Nursery Primer
Price: $28.00
24 pp primer with color illustrations of children at work and play on covers. Woodcut on inside cover depicts older child playing teacher in a classroom setting. Title page depicts a ring of children around the world.  Includes 18 different lessons. Printed on pulp or short fiber paper.
Price: $110.00
25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "The Story of Bunty.   Pop-ups include "Here I am Bunty",  Punch and Judy and Bunty with a policeman.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" 7 3/4".
Blinky Bill
Blinky Bill
Price: $125.00
25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "Blinky Bill"  Story of a discontented koala bear.   Pop-ups include "Blinky with Frogs, Blinky at Miss Prim refreshments and Blinky in the Peppermints.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" x 7 3/4".
The Patchwork Poster Book of Flowers
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".
The Patchwork Poster Book of Mother Goose
No. 900.   18 unnumbered pages with heavy stock litho covers. Nine (9) of the pages are on heavier stock and are outlines of Mother Goose rhyme scenes, the remaining pages are paper weight colored pages of the parts of the scene designed to be cut and pasted on the black and white pages. Rhyming verses re the Mother Goose stories  on reverse of black and white illustration including Hot Cross Buns, Ride a Cock-Horse, Ding Dong Bell, Where are you Going, My Pretty Maid? and Polly Put the Kettle On.. Helene Nyce illustrator.   Measures 8 1/2" x 12 1/2".
ABC Book
ABC Book
Price: $55.00
No. 923. Large format ABC picture book with cover illustrations of bookseller with children curiously looking through his wares.  Picture book with illustrations K for Kangaroo, S for Seasaw, Z for Zebra. Measures 10" x 14"
Little Orphan Annie and Jumbo, the Circus Elephant
22 pp. litho on board book printed in black and white with full page and in-text illustrations and three (2) two-page full color pop-ups of Orphan Annie with two elephants, Annie with a dog jumping through a hoop and Annie balancing on a seesaw between a dog and a pig. Copyright 1935 Famous Artists Syndicate.  Harold Lentz paper engineer.
Hört Ihr Leute!
Hƶrt 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
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.
Eloise in Moscow
Eloise in Moscow
Price: $150.00
Unpaginated.  Black stamped board book. Profusely illustrated.  In-text illustrations throughout. With the freezing wind blowing and the snow flying, Eloise, Nanny and Weenie arrive in Moscow. This first edition was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War and unavailable for nearly 40 years, Two-color illustrations. Plus double center fold pictorial map of Moscow in four-color.
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Wonderful Dog
16pp nursery rhyme picture book.  Includes six (6) full page chromolithograph images and numerous in-text three color line drawing. Charming anthropomorphic or humanized dog.  Measures 10 3/4" x 9 1/4"
The Most Popular Mother Goose Songs.
Unpaginated fully illustrated child's song book with words and music. Illustrated by the author. Charming imagery relevant to each song. Content included familar songs such as Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Measures 10" x 11 1/2".
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Price: $110.00
12 pp. paper covered board spiral comb bone book.  Excerpt from the original story by L. Frank Baum.  Created and Produced by the Duenewald Printing Corp., New York. Sole Agent for Wehr Animation.   Includes six (6) movable pages--when tab is slid to and fro, three-animations move. Charming imagery as when the wizard is filling the scarecrows head with "bran brain"...Nice copy with strong color.  Some corner and edge wear.  Light wrinkling on tabs from use. Measures 6 3/4" x 9".
Flower Children
Flower Children
Price: $125.00
In original box. Illustrated litho boards. Rhyming verses by named flower with color illustrations of flower child on each page. From Anemone to Sweet Alyssum. Charming imagery Illustrated end papers.  Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
Wouldst Know Thyself
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".
Animal Children
Animal Children
Price: $125.00
In original box. 95pp. Illustrated litho on boards. Rhyming verses by named animals with color illustrations of animal child on each page. Illustrated end papers. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
Bird Children
Bird Children
Price: $125.00
In original box. 95pp. Illustrated Hard Cover. Rhyming verses by named birds with color illustrations of bird child on each page. From Sir Rook to Sandpipers and Petrol Charming imagery Illustrated end papers. Book in very good condition. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".
Raggedy Ann In The Deep Deep Woods
95pp. Illustrated Hardcover. In-text black and white with color imagery.Vibrant color. Illustrated end papers. Measures 6 1/8" x 9 1/8".
Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes
Unpagenated. Litho on board covers. Full page illustrations with rhyming verse at base. Collection of Nursery Rhymes. Front free paper detached but present. Hinge is loose but attched. Intact tears last two pages 3in. along back strip. Measures 5" x 7".
Little Songs Of Long Ago "More Old Nursery Rhymes"
Unpaginated. (65p.) Stamped Illustrated Hard Cover. An illustrated collection of traditional nursery rhymes with accompanying music. Full page relevant illustration verso with muscia and verse recto. Measures 11 1/2" x 8 3/4".
Price: $100.00
Unpaginated. Illustrated wrap. French Language. In-text black and white with lithograph. Three-quarter page illustrations with text at base. Based on Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. 2 in. separation at base of cover. Measures 7" x 10 1/2". .
Home Kindness
Home Kindness
Price: $75.00
Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. Inscribed on first page. Six 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. Hand sewing repair. OCLC 6. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Crusoe
Price: $65.00
Unpaginated. Illustrated Color Wrap. Two column text plus 6 full page chromolithographs. Robinson Crusoe retold in verse. The verses are the same as those in 'Aunt Louisa's oft told tales. Back of each leaf, alternating verso/recto, is blank. Measures 9 1/8" x 10 3/4".
Nursery Tales Children Love
New York: The Platt & Munk Co Inc, 1933. Hardcover. Good +. Eulalie. 77 pp. profusely illustrated with full page color numerous colored and some B&W in text illustrations. There are eight stories told in this book: The little red hen and the grain of wheat -- The Tale of Peter Rabbit -- The Three Little Pigs -- The Cock, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen -- The Story of Little Black Sambo -- The Gingerbread Boy -- Chicken Little -- The Three Little Kittens. The cover shows some general wear, and damage to the top of the binding. The inside pages show light toning, and two illustrations during the story of The Three Little Pigs have blue crayoning. 12 1/4" x 10".
Stories about The Whale; with an Account of the Whale Fishery and of the Perils attending its prosecution. .Merriam & Merrill . Concord NH . 1854
24 pp. with in-text and full page woodcut engravings throughout. Content includes Method of Taking the Whale, Shipwrecks and Disasters, along with general information on appearance, habits and locations. Graphic accountings of whale related incidents. Measures 4" x 6 1/4". Penned signature on front cover. Light toning.
The Child's Book About Birds .Rufus Merrill . Concord, NH . 1854
24 pp. Illustrated Wrap. Chapbook with black and white in-text imagery. Cover title Museum of Natural History: History of Birds. Hand sewing repair. Includes the partridge, an the belted king-fisher. Measures 3 7/8" x 6".
American Sunday School Union The Fearful Child .American Sunday School Union . American Sunday School Union.Philadelphia.1857-1859
8 pp. wrapper, with 3 woodcuts. Written for the American Sunday School Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. It tells the story of a little boy over coming his fear of the dark. Some wear, cover is tearing at edge, slight toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"..
Religious Tract Society. The Widow's Lamp. Reed & Pardon, Printers.London.1840
8 pp. wrapper, 1 woodcut. This is from a series of 32 booklets, all 8 pages each. Three short religious stories about how one person can make a difference. Produced for the Religious Tract Society, at 56 Paternoster Row; 164 Piccadilly, London. Slight soiling and toning, intact tears along binding. Measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"..
George Coolidge Shade and Sunshine . Brown, Taggert & Chase.Boston.1859
16 pp. wrapper, 6 woodcuts. Part 3 of the series "My Own Little Library", Tells the story of a little girl named Ellen, who learns the beauty of nature, it ends with a moral. Decorative engraving on every page. Wear on edges of cover, slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 1/4"..
American Sunday School Union Little Henry. American Sunday School Union.Philadelphia.1857-1893
16 pp. wrapper, with one illustration. Apart of a series published by the American Sunday School Union, called Child's Home Library. The book tells the story of Henry, a little boy, who learns that even children can do the Lord's work, in every day small acts of kindness. Ends with a hymn. Slight foxing and toning. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"..
American Tract Society What is a Star? . American Tract Society.New York.1800s
16 pp. wrapper with 3 illustrations. The number 28 appears on the cover and title page. Covers decorated in read ink. Teaches astronomy through a conversation had between mother and son. Ends with a discussion on God and how we should thank him for everything. The last page has a poem on it "Night comes with every start,/ Making the streams, that on their noonday track./ Give but the moss, the reed, the lily back,/ Mirrors of worlds afar." Intact tear on binding. Two drop stains on cover and title page. Slight foxing. Measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2"..
The Medley . Bailey & Noyes.Portland.1860
16 pp. wrapper with 11 illustrations. Cover is a light pink with the number 2 in the top right. The book is a 'medley' of items and their descriptions. Normally relating back to the United States in some manor. The objects discussed are an Anchor, a Windmill, a Flag, a Tent, a Cannon, a Clock and a Barge. All entries are accompanied by at least one illustration. Sewing repair on binding. Intact tears along binding on the cover. Foxing, soiling and toning throughout. .
 Flowers for the Nursery or a Good Child's Nosegay;Containing Alphabets, Easy Lessons & a gift from Mamma to her Best Love . Atwood & Brown.Concord.1837-1839
16 pp. wrapper. with 14 illustrations. The cover is yellow, and the title page states this is the Seventh Series -- No. 5. The cover states this was published in 1839 in Concord by Boyd & White, while the title page says 1837 in Concord by Atwood & Brown. There are two pages devoted to woodcuts of the letters of the alphabet. Then for every letter there is a slight verse. For example, the letter 'K', "Was Miss Kitty, born in Kent, Her other name was Knight." At then end of the book are six easy lessons. They are morals, told in verse, with each word only having one syllable.  . Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2"...
Zelia Margaret Walters The Message of the Tree . David C. Cook Publishing Co..Elgin.1916
14 pp. wrapper, with 2 illustrations. It tells the story of two children who try to get a Christmas tree for the village, even though all the men who would haul the tree are off at war with a neighboring Lord. Eventually their journey leads to peace between the two warring Lords. There is some slight wear to the edges of the covers, and the binding is has several intact tears. Slight toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
The Picture Book; with Stories in Easy Words: for Little Readers . Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.1856-1857
8 pp. wrapper with 6 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the first series, No. 7. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. The books tells the story of a little boy who goes to visit his sister and what he sees along the way. The cover is a light pink with some soiling. There are some very faded stains on towards the edge, it does not effect the text or images in the book. Measures 3 1/4" x 2"..
Little George; or Temptation Resisted. Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.1850s
16 pp. wrapper with 7 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the third series, No. 4. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856 (like this book), and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. At the end there is a poem entitled, "Schoolboy Days." The book tells the story of a young boy named George who is tempted by a classmate to steal a farmer's fruit. The cover is pink with a light faded stain on the top left, and a few splotches on the back. The string used to bind the book is loose, and can be seen through the binding. As a result the pages are the book are loosened from the cover, but they are still attached. There is a stain on the top left of the first few pages, but it has faded and doesn't not effect the text or images of the book. There is some soiling and toning throughout. Measures 4 1/2" x 3"..
The Wagon Boy; or Trust in Providence. Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.1856-1857
16 pp. wrapper with 6 illustrations. The back of the chapbook, states that this is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the second series, No. 9. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. This book tells the story of little boy named Richard, who as a reward for good behavior at school is taken on a hunting trip by his father. What starts out as a great day takes a sudden mournful turn. There sewing repair on the binding, as well as a stain on the top left of the cover, which continues throughout the book, however it does not impact the text or images. There some slight toning and soiling as well. Measures 3 3/4" x 2 1/4"..
The Romance Of Indian History or Thrilling Incidents in the Early Settlement of America. Kiggins & Kellogg.New York.n.d.
24 pp. wrapper with 8 illustrations. This chapbook is apart of Redfield's Toy Books: Four Series of Twelve Books Each. This book is the from the fourth series, No. 12. On the back cover it lists the names of all the books in all for series. Depending on when the book was published the address of the publisher varies either it is 88 John Street or 123 & 125 William St. on wrapper. The publisher was on John St. between 1849 and 1856, and on William St. between 1856 and 1857. This tells two stories, "Kiodago and his Christian Wife" and "Adam Poe and Bigfoot." The cover is yellow with some soiling and a few intact tears. There is an inscription written on the title page to the original owner of the book. There is general wear around the edges, and some slight foxing, especially around the string used to bind the book. Measures 6" x 3 3/4"..
Vincent Dill Little Pleasewell's Greedy Ben. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
8 pp. wrapper, with 4 illustrations, colored. The story, told in verse, is a moral of boy who steals cherries from a farmer and his punishment. The cover is printed in color, and shows some wear with intact tears by the binding. The cover itself is almost completely detached from the rest of the book. There is some foxing, soiling and toning throughout. Measures 4 1/2"x 3 1/2". .
Mary Martha Sherwood Master Henry's Visit at Mrs Green's and his return. Merriam & Moore. 1851
24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
Mary Martha Sherwood History of Henry Milner, Abridged . Merriam & Moore.Troy.1851
48 pp. wrapper with 14 woodcuts. Contains an abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. This book appears to have been made from several of the series about Henry Milner called Milner's Toys. The hard cover binding is entitled "The Child's Museum". The stories included in this version are Master Henry's Arrival, The Great Alarm, The Evil Temper, Application and Idleness, Master Henry's Lesson, The Visitors, and Hay-making. It is a hardcover book with portions of the front cover colored in, the back has a list of the titles in the Milner Toys Series. The binding tape used is cracking and peeling along the edge. A few intact tears and toning throughout. Measures 6" x 3 3/4"..
Mary Martha Sherwood Master Henry's Visit at Mrs Green's and his return . Merriam & Moore.1851
24 pp. wrapper with 9 illustrations. This book tells part of a abridged version of Mary Martha Sherwood's History of Henry Milner. The story is broken up in to two sections, the visit and the return. The cover is pink with a very small section missing on the bottom left. The back cover is an advert for the series "Milner Toys." It lists all six books in the series, this book is number four. There is also some general toning. Measures 6" x 4"..
Rufus Merrill The History of Joseph . Rufus Merrill & Co..Concord.1843
16 pp. wrapper with 9 woodcuts. The book tells a brief history of Joseph, and ends with a moral for the children. This is apart of a series called "New and Amusing Toys". This book is number 12 in the second series. The cover is green with some tears in the corners. The back cover lists all the books in the series. The corners are slightly folded throughout, along with a little bit of foxing. Measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"..
A Walk in the Hay-Fields . H & E Phinney.Cooperstown.c1830s
16 pp. wrapper with 10 woodcuts. Tells the story of a boy's walk through a farmer's fields and the animals and sights he encounters along the way. There is sewing repair on the binding, as well as general soiling on the cover, some foxing on the pages. Measures 3 1/4" x 2"..
Frank and the Farmer.   Merriam & Moore Troy, NY
12 pp. Illustrated paper cover, wood cut illustrations throughout, frontispiece, "The Edgeworth Toys" Story of a boy, Frank, who learns about farming, flowers, haying, animals, honey bees are highlighted. 6" x 4" pencil inscription, foxing throughout, one stain that has bleed through, cover illustration was colored
Mary Ann; or, how a child can give itself to Jesus and Little James.   American Tract Society New York c 1867
32 pp. Applied marble cover, two stories 16 pp each. Two stories, Mary Ann no. 51 , discusses a new Sabbath school in New York and Little James no. 52, which describes a boy who memorizes Dr. Watts' First Catechism before he could read. 4 1/2" x 3" cover worn, foxing and staining on pages, pencil inscription
Museum of Foreign Animals or History of Beasts.   S. Babcock New Haven c. 1840
16 pp. green illustrated cover with thread tied binding, 7 engravings. Museum of Animals describes large animals such as the lion, elephant, giraffe, and bear. The book, which is not dated, discusses Pompey the lion in London and how he died 80 years ago-the lion died in 1758. 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" staining, cover wearing, criss cross stitched binding, inscribed
The Book of Fables, in Prose and Verse.   J.S. Redfield New York
24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 1, illustrations throughout. Fables and verses are interspersed with illustrations and morals. Advertisements are seen at the front and back of book. 5 3/4" x 4" staining and wear
The Sunday Book for Children in Prose and Verse, adapted to their moral improvement.   J.S. Redfield New York
24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 4, illustrated. Prose and Verses interspersed with illustrations to teach young children moral improvement. 6" x 4" some wear on cover, light foxing
Jerry and the Voice.   American Tract Society New York
16 pp. Illustrated cover with thread tied binding, 5 illustrations mixed with the story. Jerry wanted God to speak to him. He is taught that the voice he hears when he is about to do something wrong is God's voice. 4 1/4" x 3" some staining, thread binding loose in spots but still solid
The Jungle, or child's book of wild animals.   Kiggin & Kellogg New York
24 pp. Illustrated cover,fourth series no. 9.  illustrated engravings of animals with text. The Jungle describes and adds illustrations for a number of animals such as the rhinoceros,wild boar, wolf, and striped hyena. 6" x 4" some staining, front and back cover have come off book
Noah's Ark.  Dorothy Bell Briggs Rand McNally & Co Chicago 1946
Applied cover board book, colorful illustrations, Rand McNally Junior Elf Book, 8026. A brief story of Noah's Ark with vibrant cartoon images. Large simple words for early readers. 6 1/2" x 5"
Captain Big Bill the Pelican.  Leah Gale Samuel Lowe Company Wisconsin 1956
Applied board cover, three color illustrations by Elsie Darien and Jo Poehlmann throughout, cardboard penguin with grommet head and feet that can be moved in front cover to simulate different clothing for the pelican. The story of Bill who never encountered another pelican. He wandered around trying to find a job and what his pouch was for. 8" x 6 1/2" some creasing and discoloration
Playtime for Nancy.  Margaret O. Hyde Wonder Books New York 1951
Applied board cover, colorful illustrations by Doris Stolberg. Nancy is on vacation and wants to see and do everything. The story describes her weeks adventures. 8" x 6 1/2" slight wear on edges of cover
The Birth of Jesus.   Folding book Ltd Amsterdam
Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x 5" slight wear from folding and unfolding, a few small tears in pop up
The Water Babies, a fairy story for a land baby.  Charles Kingsley John C. Winston Company Chicago 1930
282 pp. Green cover with applied color illustration. Color frontispiece and 6 color plates by illustrator Ethel F. Everett. Fairy tale story of a boy on land and his water baby life. A story from a father to his son tells of morals and acting with values. 8 3/4" x 6" Spine loose, some foxing, wear on cover
The Cottage Girl; or An Account of Ann Edwards and Ann and her Mother; or, the Sin of Falsehood.   American Sunday-School Union Philadelphia c 1848
51 pp, Marbled cover, The Cottage Girl 35pp, Frontispiece of female praying at bedside, full text; Ann and her Mother 16pp, full text with one image on first page; bound together, June 2016 OCLC-2. 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" heavy cover wear, light foxing throughout, the two individual books are bound together
Stories and Hymns for Children.   Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1853
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
Strive and Thrive: a tale.  Mary Howitt D. Appleton  New York 1841
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
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
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
The New American Pronouncing Speller.  S. Mecutchen E.H. Butler Philadelphia 1872
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
A History of Birds. For the Use of Children, Blue.   Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1843
8 pp. Blue printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed, title page torn
A History of Birds. For the Use of Children, yellow.   Rufus Merrill Concord, NH 1843
8 pp. Yellow printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed in pencil to student from teacher, some staining on cover
A Teacher's Gift.  Asa Bullard Taggard & Thompson Boston 1863
48 pp. Brown blind stamped hard cover, frontispiece, illustrations. Moral stories for children with religious education and hymns mixed in. Some story titles include "A Teacher's Gift" " Flowers and Weeds" "Things that have Wings" and "The Penknife" 4 1/2" x 3" inscribed, binding loose, water stain on cover
Little Prayers for Little Children.   American Sunday-School Union Philadelphia c. 1840s
8 pp. Blue illustrated printed cover, illustrations. Prayers are for "In the Morning" "At Night" "A Prayer for a Child who is in trouble" and "A Thanksgiving when a Child has recieved a favour from God" 3" x 2" inscribed, slight staining
Robert and his School.   Lane & Tippett New York 1847
24 pp. Blue paper illustrated printed cover, no title page, book begins with illustration and story. "For the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church" The story of Robert and his lack of enjoyment at school, he encounters the parents of his friend Frank, a successful student, and is quoted the lessons of the Bible. Robert is very impressed and changes his ways. 4 1/2" x 3" slight foxing
Select and Amusing Anecdotes of Animals.   S. Babcock New Haven c. 1840s
24 pp. Yellow illustrated paper cover, illustrations of all animals referenced. Part of Babcock's Moral, instructive and amusing toy books. Each animal included has multiple anecdotes. Animals include the lion, tiger, elephant, dog, camel, horse, and bear. 6" x 4" staining, some tears in cover
Susie Sunbeam Susie and the Butterflies; and other Stories.  . G.W. Cottrell .Boston.1856
96 pp. Printed paperback cover, woodcut illustrations throughout. A collection of short stories with religious morals. Stories include "Susie and the Butterflies" "Rosalie and Hetty" "The Almond Blossom" "Ellen's Canary" "Fanny's Sacrifice" "Patience" and "God's Work". Back cover advertises G.W. Cottrell, Publisher, Bookseller, Stationer, and Valentine Dealer. 4 1/2" x 4". some staining, wear on cover
Best in Children's Books, 40..   Nelson Doubleday, Inc New York 1960
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 Little Lamb Prince and the Adventures of a Brownie.  Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Grosset & Dunlap New York 1948
291 pp. Printed cloth hardcover, color frontispiece, full color and black and white illustrations by Lucille Corcos. Illustrated Junior Library. Five Stories, "The Little Lame Prince" "The Adventures of a Brownie" with 6 separate adventures "The Invisible Prince" "Prince Cherry"  and "The Prince with the Nose" 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" no dust jacket, some wear on spine
Two Books From the Dame Trot Series: Five Little Pigs & Sing a Song of Sixpence. McLoughlin Bros. New York. c1890
A series called "Dame Trot" sold by the McLoughlin Brothers Publishing Company. The two books featured are "Sing A Song of Sixpence" and "Five Little Pigs", the later of which has the story "The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" on the back.  The illustrations in the two books are printed in black and red. There is moderate wear to both covers and toning throughout the two books. The "Five Little Pigs" has an intact tear on the front cover, and a small piece missing on the back cover (top left corner). Its covers are partially detached and there area few small stains on the interior pages. Additionally the top 1/4 of an inch near the binding of the book is stuck together throughout the text block. The "Sing A Song of Sixpence" has an intact tear that goes through all of the pages on the bottom right of the book. It is missing the front and back covers in this section. The interior pages are also creased in this section as the pages have been bent.
Price: $28.00
A whimsically illustrated, 3 color printed book about the gifts Santa has brought a group of little boys and girls. The covers are fully detached from the book, with the second to last page of the book, partially detached. The interior pages are toned and lightly soiled in some places. No information on publisher, author etc.
Charles Perrault . Cinderella Series: Cinderella or the Glass Slipper. McLoughlin Brothers. New York, NY. c1875
8 pp, tells the classic story of Cinderella with a large beautifully colored picture on each page. The back cover lists several other books by the McLoughlin Brothers includinng: "Big Picture Series", "Uncle Ned's Picture Books" and "Ancient Nursery Rhymes." This book has moderate cover and edge wear. The binding has been re-sewn. There are several intact tears, but on the covers and the interior pages. Measures: 9 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Mother's Series: Miss Vanity's Holiday. McLoughlin Brothers. New York. c1870s
Tells the story of Miss Vanity and how her pride, and love of fine dresses almost costs here everything. The story is written in verse with the moral of the story printed on the last page. Each page has its own wonderfully colored illustration. The publisher's advertisement on the back reads: "Picture books for little children ... 66 different kinds, for six cents each." Some light cover wear, and minimal general toning due to age. Otherwise fine. Measures 6" x 4 3/4".
Adventures of Henny Penny and Her Friends, Aunt Louis's Big Picture Book Series. McLoughlin Brothers. New York, NY. c1870s
A 12 page picture book. It is paginated, however, since only the text pages are numbered, the page count only goes up to six. It is apart of the "Aunt Louis's Big Picture Book" series.  Tells the story of 'Henny Penny', a hen, and her adventures with her friends as she tries to make her way to the king to tell him the sky is falling. Opposite of the text pages, there are wonderfully and detailed, full color illustrations, which are most likely chromolithographs. The back cover has several  publisher's advertisements on it , and list of other picture books within the series. Covers are partially detached and show heavy edge wear and some soiling. There is also an inscription on the top of the front cover that says "Alice, from you Aunt Susan, Dec. 25th 1876". Binding is loose, but intact, and the interior have slight staining due to the deterioration of the illustrations. Measures 10 3/4" x 9 3/4".
Margaret Wise Brown . Little Fur Family. Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1946
The book tells the story of a little fur family that live in a tree trunk in the woods. The story showcases the little fur child as he leaves his house and explores the surrounding woods for the day. He encounters other creatures like him, as well as others that are very different, such as a fish and a flying bug. In one of the book's most memorable sequences, he even encounters a tiny version of himself, which he kisses and sends it on its way.  At the end of the day he returns home to dinner with his parents who then tuck him in and sing him to sleep. This book was one of the first collaborations between writer Margaret Brown and illustrator Garth Williams. Little Fur Family was a notable due to its fur cover.  The original edition of the book was entirely wrapped in real rabbit fur. This first edition had 50,000 copies printed, and it has been estimated that 15,000 rabbits were killed and skinned to provide enough fur for the covers. It came in a pictorial box with circular cut-out in the bear's stomach through which the fur protrudes. Later editions of the book only featured a patch of fur, mostly like fake fur, on the front cover. This is the first edition of this book, completely covered in rabbit's fur. The front fur cover is torn, but the fur covering makes it barely noticeable unless one opens the book. There is some slight deterioration stains on the pages where the paper has been in contact with glue used to adhere the fur. It comes in its original box, which is slighted browned and rubbed in the corners. This used to be a library copy so there are a few partial library stamps still visible on the box.
An Advertising Booklet for the Children's Series My Bookhouse. The Book House for Children. Chicago. 1920
An advertising booklet for the 5 book series entitled 'My Book House", edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. The five books in the series were entitled: 'Into the Nursery', 'Up One Pair of Stairs', 'Through Fairy Halls', 'The Treasure Chest', and 'From the Tower Window'. The series was a selection of the "best available stories and poems for children up to the age of fourteen, graded according to age and illustrated with remarkable beauty." This booklet features an excerpt from each of the five books in the series with several illustrations from each book as well. At the end of the booklet there is information on how to purchase the series along with the advertising phrase: "My Bookhouse Makes its Appeal to Childhood Because Into it is Woven the Spirit of Childhood." The cover has a small intact tear at the binding, along with a small missing piece along the bottom edge. So of the colored ink used in the illustrations have stained the opposite page.
Alice Crew Gall . Mother McGrew and Cordelia Clam: Book No. 9. The Goldsmith Publishing Co. Cleveland. 1918
The book starts with a brief overview of the series stating: "Mother McGrew gave many sharp lessons to our animal friends, and these stories and pictures tell  how it happened to them and why! ... each [story] impresses a fact about good manners." This particular book tells the story of Cordelia Clam, and how whenever she felt like it she would refused to speak and instead pout, and what Mother McGrew did to teach her a lesson. It is written by Alice Crew Gall, with whimsical and beautifully colored illustrations by Lee Wright Stanley. The book has missing surface litho on the spine, as well as an inscription by a previous owner on the front cover. The pages are lightly toned due to age.
A grouping of Three (3) Drawing Books by Ethel Pratt c1910. 1910
Three (3) carefully constructed homemade books with pencil drawn sketches of the day to day life of one young girl, Ethel Pratt. The books appear to span a period of time beginning when a young talented girl created simple naive sketches, some embellished with crayon. A loose page depicts a young girl reading a book to a bunny with other rabbits looking on. Others depict her friends, often with dolls. One scene shows a horrified young girl watching a dog carrying her dolly away. As she matures the drawing become more complex and boys begin to appeal..
Mary Harvey The Story of Snoopy and Sally-Ann. cover pulled away from bottom staple, light discoloration and some staining, inscribed. c. 1957
16 pp, color illustrated cover. Color illustrations throughout by author.  Story of a girl and her dog encountering fairies. Fantasy and whimsy throughout.  Measures 11 1/4" x 8 3/4". cover pulled away from bottom staple, light discoloration and some staining, inscribed.
Brandon Walsh Little Annie Rooney Wishing Book.  Light separation and edge tears cover. 1932
16 unnumbered pp, illustrated card stock, no. 282. Forward by author. A book for boys and girls about wishes and imagination.  Two-color drawings by Darrel McClure with rhyming text on blue pages,  Measures 13" x 9 3/4".   Light separation and edge tears cover.
Frances Brundage Snow White and Rose Red. Stecher Litho.New York.1929
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.
Playtime - Drayton-like Folding Book
16 pp, concertina style book applied litho on board. Brown cloth tape bind, printed on both sides.  Googly-eyed children in the style of Grace Drayton children depicted in daily activities e.g. playing, reading, and boating.  Measures 10" x 8", opens to 10" x 64".
Panorama of the Lord Mayor's Show.
When closed measures 4 1/2" x 6". Paper wraps.  Opens out to an 80" hand colored procession with the Lord Mayor concluding the procession.  Created in four sections and glued together.
Dick Jane and Sally Cutouts for Use in Kindergarten and Grade 1.  The New Basic Reading Program: Sixties Edition.  1963
Two-fold light stock punch-out pages.  Each of the three pages has one doll with name at base for Jane, Sally and Dick, plus accessories, also includes Puff and Spot. Original Envelope. Lacking background punch-out at base of Jane.
Willy Pogany, Lionel Fabel The Children at the Pole.  1914
Litho on board concertina or accordian book.  The front side has sixteen illustrations with a story caption at the base.  The reverse includes a two page pictorial map of the Polar Region followed by 14 pp of text.  Letterpress by Lionel Fable.  Measures 6" x 5 1/4".  Cover wear.
 Fairyland Sprites to Paint, Crayon and Cut-out. No 1202 - ABCs, Counting  and Paper Dolls.  1930
Unnumbered pages.  Illustrated paper covers. The first section of the book provides coloring instructions on the left page and pages to color on the right.  Some pages are text explaining h which colors are to be uses; other are colored images mirroring the black and white images on the opposite page.  This section depicts whimsical fairy and anthropomorphic animal paper dolls costumes and accessories. The second section is counting down  animals  from 10 to 1.  The final section is an ABC of animals at the zoo.  Each with relevant caption. Some pages in full color others in black and white to color. Measures 7 3/4" x 10 1/2". 0 OCLC No online copies.  4/25/16.Like new condition.
Johnny GruelleEddie ElephantM.ADonohue.Chicago.1921
39 pp. Red fabric cover, bright colorful in-text  illustrations throughout.  Story line is Eddie Elephant's day and his interactions with other animals such as Mabel Monkey, Katy Kangaroo, and Christopher Crocodile. Measures 7 1/2"  x 6".. light wear and sun fading on cover's edges, one page with stai.
Ivy L. Wallace Pookie believes in Santa Claus. light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears. 1954
22 unnumbered pp. color illustrated hard cover. Beautiful detailed color and black and white illustrations by author. Pookie the rabbit with wings sees Santa Claus and his dilemma trying to convince his friends. Part of Pookie series, first printing 1953.  Measures 8" x 10".  light wear on cover edges, slight loosening of binding, small amount of foxing beginning on some pages but intact pages with no tears.
Ann Lange The Eskimo Store. wear on cover edges, slightly loose binding,  1950
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,
Heluiz Washburne Little Elephant's Christmas. cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario". 1944
32 pp. Green cover with red applied with red dust jacket. Two color illustration by Jean McConnell. Story about Little Elephant's Christmas day. Fourth Printing. Copyright 1938.  Measures 9 1/2" x 7". cover solid, dust jacket tearing on edges and spine, pages intact with slight edge toning. , Three pages have small edge tears. bookseller tag "Wright's Drug Store, Picton, Ontario".
 The Tadwinkle Twins. stapled binding, some wear on spine 1921
10 unnumbered pp, color illustrated paper cover, "Linentex". Illustrated in both color and black and white. The story of twins encountering elves in wood and shrinking to small size  Measures 9" x 7 1/2".   stapled binding, some wear on spine
Play Time - The Playtime Unit of the How and Why Program of Child Mental Development..  1949
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.
Vance Bourjaily The Girl in the Abstract Bed. Tiber Press.New York City.1954
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
The Lady of the Light House.  Helen S. Woodruff George H. Doran Co. New York 1913
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
On the Way There.  Katherine M. Yates Sherwood Publishing Co. New York 1919
30 pp. Printed hard cover, paper on cover has faint marbling, full text. "A wonder tale for boys and girls, both little and 'grown tall'", part of the Marjorie and the Dream series. Preface and foreword by author. 7 1/4" x 5" has address label on front page
The White Plume of Navarre.  Russell Gordon Carter The P.F.Volland Co. Illinois 1928
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
Unpublished Children's book manuscript by the wife of Hungary's first President.  Came from a collection of a children'™s book editor active in the 1940s to 50s
A 48 page corrected typescript of a book titled “JINX” along with 6 original hand-painted illustrations done b the author herself, the Countess Catherine Karolyi (1898-1985). Laid in a homemade green paper binder with a piece of tan burlap affixed to the front. A watercolor illustration by Karolyi is present but no longer affixed to the cover. Title page reads story and illustrations by Countess Catherine Karolyi; adaptation into English by Elizabeth Burrows Archer. On the next page is the following note: “As Countess Karolyi was doing the illustrations in Paris while I was rewriting the story in Zurich there are several discrepancies between the illustrations and the text at the moment. Few sample illustrations. The story of a miniature boy, no bigger at the age of 7 than a milk bottle. He is given the nickname Jinx because of his bad luck. Over 30 pages of the text have corrections in pencil, 17 probably made by the translator. His brothers constantly pick on him and his only friends are Mr. Mouse, Sir Anthony Prettytail – a caged swallow, and Mr. O’Muffin, a rag doll. He runs away and on the way out frees Tony the Swallow from his cage. He finds a badly beaten Mr. O’Muffin in need of help. Jinx goes to Toyland to find help for his friend where he is given a passport on the Dolltown train. The King of Toyland is gravely ill and in need of a magic medicine called Greenicillin. Jinx goes to the Toyland pharmacist to buy some but finds it is only available in a place called “Leaf-land” whose location is unknown. Jinx sees Doctor Fixitup to tell him about his wounded friend back in Man’s Land and the Doctor tells him about a magic growth medicine that the King uses once a year to grow in size and visit the world of Man’s Land. Jinx sets out to find Leaf-land to procure some of the Greenicillin. so he may save the king and get the growth medicine in return. Jinx returns to his rag doll friend in the forest and Mr. O’Muffin tells him of a visit with Mr. Septimus Dew from a place called Leaf-land. Located high in the branches of the tree. Jinx hitches a ride up the tree from Mr. Snail to the top branch where Leaf-land lies. He meets a Dr. Green who will give him his only bottle of Greenicillin if he slays the pesky Herr Creepy Caterpillar who keeps attaching Leaf-land. With the help of Tony the swallow, Jinx defeats the creature in battle and becomes a hero in Leaf-land. The doctor gives him the medicine and Jinx is flown back to the Palace by Tony, where he finds the King barely alive. Jinx gives the medicine to the King’s seven (7) wise old doctors and soon the King is cured. The grateful King gives Jinx the growth medicine and he returns home to his grieving family as a normal-sized boy. The six (6) watercolor illustrations by Karolyi are well executed and mounted on grey craft paper. The illustration include: the King in bed surrounded by his seven(7) doctors after he has taken the medicine; Jinx hiding under a tea cup; Jinx talking to the Toy land pharmacist; a portrait of Dr. Green in uniform; Herr Creepy Caterpillar attacking Leaf-land; and Jinx growing in size after taking the special medicine. Condition-wise the text and illustrations are in very good shape with some light wear. The green binder has significant wear and is separated at the spine. The cover illustration is separated from the burlap and cover. No reference has been found Her husband, Count Michael Karolyi, was elected President of the new Republic of Hungary, after World War I, but was eventually ousted by the Communists. He and his wife spent the next 26 years living in exile in France and England. The Countess helped support her family by taking a variety of jobs, including driving a taxi, running a sightseeing boat, and writing articles. She also wrote her Memoirs and translated those of her husband. . Her husband, Count Michael Karolyi, was elected President of the new Republic of Hungary, after World War I, but was eventually ousted by the Communists.  He and his wife spent the next 26 years living in exile in France and England.  The Countess helped support her family by taking a variety of jobs, including driving a taxi, running a sightseeing boat, and writing articles.  She also wrote her Memoirs and translated those of her husband)
multipleMerry Times for Boys and GirlsPorter and CoatesPhiladelphia1878
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
Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians
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"
Clement C. MooreThe Night Before ChristmasWestern Publishing Company, Inc.Racine, Wisconsin1969
Illustrated applied cover, "tell a tale books" illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship. The story of Santa Claus visiting on Christmas Eve. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 6 1/2" x 5 1/2". some wear on cover
Anne Rochester Jane and Jeremy. THe Standard Art Book Co. Ltd.London.
Applied illustrated cover, board cover, "Puck Book, fully illustrated by author Anne Rochester. The story of Jane and Jeremy who fell asleep by the stream and 'awoke' to two winged little people. They were taken on a grand adventure to a country called Adream where they spent the day flying, eating, sleeping over in dandelion beds, and meeting royalty. 9 1/2" x 7 1/4". wear on edges, personal library stamp in front cover
Instruction and Amusement for the Young. A Series of Improving Tales.S. BabcockNew Haven c. 1841
23 pp. Green illustrated printed paper cover, "Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing Toy Books." many illustrations, advertising on back cover for "new and beautiful toy and juvenile books." A collection of stories on proper behavior for youth. Stories include: Julia Roscoe; or the Careless Little Girl The Obstinate Girl; a Family Story Hector and Peter, or the Battle on the Beach Dangerous Sport Cruelty to Animals; or the Boys and the Squirrel Papa's Advice to Herbert; or Good Rules for Little Boys Enigma 6" x 3 3/4". inscribed, some foxing,small stain on cover
The Little GravesMahlon Day
8 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, cover and title page are the same, one illustration at beginning of text. Three short writings, "The Little Graves," "The New Grave," " and "Lines" referencing the death of young siblings. 3 1/4" x 2" . wear on cover
The Polite Present, or manual of good mannersMunroe and FrancisBoston 1834
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
The Nursery ChairShepard, Norwell, and Co.Boston
Advertising booklet for Shepard, Norwell, and Co. Department store, begins and ends with store information, includes, writings and illustrations aimed at children. Center pages appear to have holes where binding thread was used but the pages are no longer connected. Each page has illustrations, either color pictures or decorative page borders with prose and poetry.. pages are loose
The New PlanetAmerican Sunday School UnionPhiladelphia1847
23 pp. Brown illustrated printed paper cover, frontispiece. A mother describes planets, the moon and sun by referencing the first chapter in Genesis to her child. The child  questions a conversation overheard of his father and his peers discussing a new planet. Advertisement for "Attractive and Useful Books For Boys" on back cover. OCLC: 2 (8/29/2016) 6" x 3 3/4". some wear and staining on cover, foxing throughout, inscribed
Mary's Book of HymnsAtwood & BrownConcord1847
16 pp. Blue illustrated printed paper cover, illustrations in book, cover lists "S.H. Colesworthy: Portland" as publisher,Seventh Series-no. 7. Hymn book with short religions lessons on behavior for children. Titles include Industrious William, The Violet, To a Little Girl that has Told a Lie, and A Naughty Boy. 4" x 2 1/2" . light staining on cover
The Youth's Dayspring. January, 1851American Board of Commissioners for Foreign MissionsBoston1851
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
Picture Books for Little Children: Picture Lessons in Prose, no. 16The Religious Tract Society London
16 pp. Illustrated printed paper cover, each story has illustration at start, book number 16, mid to late 1800's. Titles include: Remember. -- What a child ought to be. -- What a child ought not to be. -- What a good little boy is. -- What a good little girl is. -- Things to give. -- Things to keep. -- Rules for the playground. -- The golden rule. -- The morning ride. -- The new armchair. -- Yes and no. -- Love to Jesus. -- A bad bargain. OCLC: 1 (8/29/2016) 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" . cover worn and torn, edges flaking, cover not attached to binding, pages intact with some foxing
J. & H. BirdThe Singer's First Book;  Consisting of Simple Rules and Easy Music for Common SchoolsJohn OwenCambridge1845
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
My Own Picture BookTruman and SmithCincinnatic. 1835
16 pp. Red illustrated printed paper cover, engraving throughout, 'by a friend to youth.' Short descriptions with illustrations, mostly biblical but also one with playtime and one with elephant, writing addressed to "William." 4 1/4" x 2 1/4". wear on cover, foxing, binding coming loose
Agnes RichardsonPam and PeterDean and Son, LTD.Englandn.d. ca. 1930's
Applied illustrated color hard cover, color frontispiece plus five plates, illustrations throughout, Dean's Gold Medal Books No. 1. Stories by Agnes Richardson and Mabel M. Stevenson, Illustrated by Nora M. Birch and Agnes Richardson. Other books in the Series: 1-Pam and Peter 2-All Out 3-Storytime 4-Friends All. An assortment of short stories for children. 10" x 7 3/4"
Dixie WillsonPinky-PupP.F. Volland CompanyChicago1922
Applied illustrated black and pink hard cover, A Volland Book to Read and a Doll to Cuddle, trademark, color and black and white illustrations by Erick Berry. The adventures of a lonesome puppy looking for some one to cuddle with. He watches the people to find out how to act and sometimes gets into trouble. 10" x 8 3/4"
Mary PhippsLiza Jane and the KinkiesJ.H. Sears and Company, Inc.New York1929
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"
Betty S. FixThe Adventures of Idabell and Wakefield: Dolls Around the World, Volume 4The Crosby HouseOklahoma1946
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"
Betty S. FixThe Adventures of Idabell and Wakefield: Through a Child's WIndow, Volume 5.The Crosby HouseOklahoma1946
65 pp. Blue hard cover, color and black and white illustrations, black and white illustrated end papers, verses and pictures by Mary Signe Baravalle, part of the Idabell and Wakefield Adventures. Short verses accompanied by illustrations on a variety of topics such as fairies, siblings, travel, nature, and childhood activities. 11 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Rev. J. L. BlakeFirst Book in Astronomy, Adapted to the Use of Common Schools.Lincoln and EdmandsBoston1831
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"
Elisabeth NaramoreWilliam and his Friends: A Group of Notable Creatures in the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Viking PressNew York1936
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"