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Thornton W. Burgess. Mother West Wind "Why" Stories. Little, Brown, and Co..Boston.1924
230 pp. Stamped cloth cover, frontispiece, 7 color plates listed in illustrations-page 38 plate removed illustrations by Harrison Cady. A story about animals that teaches lessons about getting along. 7" x 4 3/4". one color plate not included, inscribed
Le Petit Ourson Qui Crie (The Little Bear Crying). Mulder & Zoon.Amsterdam.1940s
14 pp. soft cover.  French language. An endearing book about a mischievous little bear, named Michou, and the trouble he gets into both at school and at the pool.  Illustrations are in both color and black and white. Measures 8 1/2" x 7 3/4" . There is a large stain on the cover mostly on the front left corner, but some of it is also on the back cover. The covers are also partially detached in this area. Additionally, there is some missing surface litho on the front left corner. Edge wear. The interior pages are toned due to age.
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.
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"
Elizabeth T Dillingham The Rabbit Windmill: Joyful Stories for Holidays and Other Days. John C Winston Co.Philadelphia.1930
A charming book with a story for every holiday, such as "The Frost Fairies' Christmas Tree", "A Pleasent Year" for New Year's Day, and "The Little Cherry Tree" for May Day. The book is also full of little days for 'other days' such as "The Runaway Dolls" and "The Slow Little Boy." The book has an introduction written by Lucy Wheelock. A 163 pp book,  with pictorial orange cloth hard covers and illustrated end papers. Thirty-eight (38) illustrations, on either full, half, or quarter page. The majority are charming black and white illustrations, however four of them are in vibrant colors. Additionally, there are six black and white boarders with illustrations.  Illustrated by Frederick Richardson, Eunice Stephenson, Edwin J Prittie, Ruth Collins Spears, and Mary R Wireman.. This book used to belong to a library. As such the back strip has a identifying letter on it, and the both end covers have damage on them due to the borrowing card having been removed. Beyond that, there is minor damage to the top of the back strip.
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".
Maxwell Dudley.A Picture Story Book for Children.Whitman Publishing Co. Racine, Wisconsin 1934
30 pp. Applied printed color cover, extended title: Containing the Stories of Peter Rabbit, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, and Three Bears, color and black and white illustrations. Stories told for very young children by the author. 12" x 9 1/2". wear on cover, possible water damage on edge, inside binding split, some discoloration, inscribed
Shirley Goulden. Tales from Hans Anderson Retold by Shirley Goulden. Grosset & Dunlap Inc.New York.c1960s
A retelling of four Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tales, "The Tin Soldier", "The Dancing Flowers", "The Wild Swans", and "The Ugly Duckling". Wonderfully whimiscal color illustrations fill every page, bringing the well known stories to life. Illustrated by Maraja. Printed in Italy by Fratelli Fabbri Editori. Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4".. Edge wear to covers and back strip. Both front and back covers have minor stains and soiling. There is an inscription by a previous owner on the interior cover.
Froche Fahrt (Happy Trip). ..1960s
6pp. Litho on board throughout. German language. A charming story about the trouble three hares get into while their mother is away visiting a friend. The illustrations in the story, while simple, are colorful and whimsical.   Measures 7 1/2" x 5" . Very minor cover and edge wear.
Good Night Stories
Good Night Stories
Price: $25.00
An unnumbered 12 page illustrated linen r story book (including covers). The book was published by Merrill, and has #1534 printed on the cover. The book is full of bedtimes stories, such as "Tommy Turtle", "Peach Blossom and Lotus Flower", and "The Wolf and the Kids." Each story has wonderful color illustrations to go with it. In great condition, with minimal edge wear. Measures 12 3/4" x 9 1/4".
The Little Red Hen and the FoxWhitman Publishing Co..Racine, WI.1932
unpaginated. Printed color soft cover, black and white illustrations by Nina R. Jordan. Little Red Hen goe out early to catch her worms but while she is out, Big Black Fox sneaks in. He snatches Little Red Hen and puts her in a bag but Little Red Hen has a plan. Big Black Fox and his mother who has a big pot of hot water waiting wind up with a big surprise. 7 3/4" x 6 1/2". discoloration on edges
Walt Disney StudiosMickey Mouse Waddle Book: The Story Book with Characters that Come Out and WalkApplewood Books.Bedford, MA.1992
unpaginated. Illustrated applied hard cover, color illustrated end pages, black and white and color illustrations by Walt Disney Studios, color punch out characters for Mickey Mouse, Tanglefoot, Pluto, and Minnie Mouse (Mickey Mouse has been removed). An exciting story of the new horse, Tanglefoot, that Mickey and Minnie  buy. They accept a bet that he can beat Farmer Goat's horse 10 1/4" x 7 3/4". Mickey Mouse character punched out and not included
Lillian HobanMrPig and FamilyHarper & Row.New York.1980
64 pp. Printed color cover with matching dust jacket, color illustrations throughout, An I Can Read Book. Mr. Pig gets married to Selma Pig. When she tries to tell him that his son Sonny Pig will have a half baby brother or sister, Mr. Pig is confused about what the other half will be. A silly tale about a a pig family. 8 3/4" x 6 1/4". has dust jacket
Kellogg's Jumbly Jungle Book - Metamorphic Sliced Pictures. Kellogg Company.Canada.1948
The brightly colored book filled with forty-two (42) animals dressed up in various costumes. Six (6) pages are cut in 6 pieces to provide a numerous hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet. In fact there are over 335 different animal combinations! Below each section of animals is a short verse that serves a duel purpose of describing what the animals are doing and advertising Kellogg cereals.  Measures 8" x 6"..
Old Dame and Her Silver Sixpence. McLoughlin Bros..New York.c. 1890s
unpaginated. Printed soft cover with cloth spine hand sewn, illustrations, Pleasure Books. An old dame founf a silver sixpence while sweeping her home. She went to town and traded it for a white pig. While trying to get home, the pig refuses to go over the stile. She tries to get a dog to bite the pig but ends up having no one listening to her until a a smart mouse comes along. 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". some staining
Howard R. Garis. Uncle Wiggily at the Beach or How He and Uncle Butter Went Swimming and The Hollow Stump School Opens also Uncle Butter and Uncle Wiggily Play Golf. Charles E. Graham & Co..Newark, NJ.1924
unpaginated. Stamped cloth cover with applied color illustrated pictorial, color illustrations throughout by Lang Campbell, preprinted ex-libris with matching illustrated advertising end papers at back of book. Three short stories-Uncle Wiggly, Nurse Jane, and Uncle Butter spend the day at the beach; Uncle Wiggily visits the Hollow Stump School while bad Gator, Bob Cat, and Fox plan to catch him; Uncle Wiggily and Uncle Butter go golfing and escape the attempts of Bob Cat, Fox, and Wolf to catch them. 7 3/4" x 6 3/4". Wear and staining on cover, text block beginning to detach, inscribed, tears on some page edges
 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
Schneewittchen und die Sieben Zwerge (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs). .Germany.1930s
A retelling of the classic fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are color, full page illustrations, beside each page of the story. The drawings are whimsical and charming. Some tape repair. In German.  Softcover, 12 pgs. Measures 9" x 7 1/2" . Moderate cover wear. Some tape repair evident on interior pages due to a binding repair. Age toning and edge wear. This does not effect the illustrations or readability of the book.
 Kellogg's Funny Jungleland: Moving Pictures . Kellogg Company.Battle Creek, Mich..1932
The book features six (6) pages of sliced animals in 6 pieces to provide numerous, hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet when flipped about. There are also little verses that pair with the illustrations that give some context, which also happen to mention Kellogg's various cereal products as well. Measures 8" x 6". .
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 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".
Carolyn Treffinger. Rag-Doll Jane. The Saalfield Publishing Co. Akron, Ohio 1935
unpaginated. Applied color printed cover over cloth spine, matching dust jacket, story is interspersed by full page color illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat. Rag doll Jane meets many interesting characters, squirrels , cubs, soldiers, sailors, and clowns. 12" x 9 1/2" . some wear on cover, dust jacket has heavy damage and tears
Nina Wilcox PutnamSunny BunnyP.FVolland Co..New York.1918
unpaginated. Printed color cover, color illustrated end papers,color illustrations throughout by Johnny Gruelle, 15th edition. Sunny Bunny and his family are in a bind, the farmer has plowed up all the grassy land and Sunny Bunny being a respectable and honest bunny will not steal from the gardens. He moves his family and is almost out of hope when he encounters Bobby and betty, two children who are sad because they set up a beautiful home for guinea pigs but their uncle can no longer get the guinea pigs. Sunny Bunny and the children come to an agreement. 7 1/4" x 6". wear on cover, some staining in book, two pages have spots where the page has lifted-does not impact ability to read the story
The Brimful Book, Mother Goose Animals A.B.C. illustrated by Eulalie, C. M. Burd and G & D Haumann. Platt adn Munk Co Inc.New York.1939
A charming children's book full of Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations. In addtion to the classic rhymes the book also features several short stories, such as "Good Doggies" and "The Quack Quack Family". There is also an ABC section to the book as well. Red cloth backed covers, with a pictorial cover attached.  Pictorial end papers depicting characters from the rhymes.   Unpaginated. This book was copyrighted in 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1939. It is the 23rd edition. Edited by Watty Piper. Measures 12 1/4" x 10". Edge wear to cloth covers, the boards beneath the cloth are exposed in the corners. The pictorial cover is worn on the edges, and has some small sections of missing surface litho. Back cover has some stains. Inside endpaper is torn in two places. Tape repair to binding. There is an inscription down by a previous owner. Minor stains and toning on interior pages, does not affect readability.
Tom Thumb-Cinderella Series. McLoughin.New York.c1866
8pp. litho wraps.  Electroyped by Vincent Dill.  Oft told tale of a tiny boy and his adventures while catching rides on mice, birds and butterflies. Reverse promotes various McLoughlin Bros. Series. Measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/8". . Heavy wear with cover repair and sewed repair back strip.
Art Tanchon - Illustrator Circus Day - Cut-out Book No. 135.. Stephens Publishing.Sandusky, OH.n.d. c1950s.
6 page paper doll book with heavy stock covers.  Paper dolls printed on back cover.  Each character has a page of costumes and accessories.  They include Bosco the Bear,  Monk (monkey), Elmer the Elephant, George the Giraffe and Laffie "the Clown.  The final costume page is the circus ring and animal cars. Measures 10 1/2" x 10 3/4"..
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".
Faith Jaques Tilly's House. Margaret K. McElderry Book.New York.1979
32pp. Dust jacket. Both written & Illustrated by Faith Jaques, the book tells the story of a doll named Tilly, who leaves the her doll house in search of a place of her own. Along the way she befriends a teddy bear named Edward, who helps her find her way in the world. Tilly shows herself to be a strong, independent individual who is not afraid of hardwork. The illustrations in this children's book are the real gem, as they are extremely rich and detailed and make Tilly's world come to life for the reader. Measures 10 x 8 1/4" . Very minor edge wear, due to rubbing. A small amount of brown speckles on the front cover.
Jacqueline Blass Das Leben Auf Dem Bauernhof (Life on the Farm), Paper Doll book, with 8 Cut out sheets. Esslinger Vlg J.F. Schreiber.Germany.1990
10 pp. (plus 8 uncut sheets). Hardcover, German language. An interactive book, that allows the reader to tell the story of a day on the farm. Included are the paper dolls the two children, Johanna and Stefan, and their Father, Mother, Grandmother, and baby sister. All sheets are UNCUT.  Measures 11 3/4" x 9 3/4" . Unused condition.
 Mother Hubbard and her Dog, Marcus Ward's Royal Illuminated Nursery Rhymes. William P Nimmo.Edinburgh, Scotland.1873
6 leaves (2 unnumbered text leaves, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates of color illustrations). Tells the classic poem of "Mother Hubbard and her Dog". One interior front and back cover is printed music for the poem. The four leaves of color illustrations are illuminated and each showcases a different verse of the poem. The images are captioned with phrases like "Ye Dame Bryngeth Hys Coffyn[sic]" and "Ye Doggie Readeth Ye News[sic]". Measures 7 3/" x 5 1/2". . Edge wear and toning due to age. Sewing repair to binding.  Inscription by previous owner. Back interior cover page has partially separated from the wrapper.
A. Hengeler. Kleine Lustige BilderBucher Nr. 1; Die Staren und die Spatzen.   (The starlings and the sparrows. The spring comes). Braun & Schneider.Munchen.1903
40 pp. Illustrated wraps. Printed in German.  Four lines rhyming text verso.  Full page illustrations recto. Includes two separate stories.   The first story is humanized starlings and sparrows coexisting.   The second story features various humanized animals and the rites of spring. A one page appearance of a family of dancing rabbits teaching their young  to dance.  Fine color illustrations.  Last page features other titles by the publishers. Measures 7" x 4 1/2".  .
Kleine Lustige BilderBucher Nr. 3 ; Die beiden Regenmeister; Ein Tag bei Maus und Igel (The two rain masters and A day with the mouse and hedgehog)
A. Hengeler (illustrator). Munchen. 1903. 48 pp. Illustrated wraps. Printed in German. Written in rhyming text verso. Full page illustrations recto. Includes two separate stories. The first are to wise rain makers who each maker their own distilled products and their antics. The second story beginning on pg. 27 is about humanized animals including hedge hogs and mice and how they coexist. Fine color illustrations. Last page features other titles by the publishers Measures 4 1/4" x 7".

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.
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".
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.
 Five Little Pigs, A Linen Book. Saalfield's Publishing Company.New York, NY; Akron, OH; Chicago, IL.1910
This charming linen book tells the classic finger and toe counting nursery rhyme 'This Little Piggy'. Each page features a line from the rhyme, such as "This little pig has some nice roast beef", with a corresponding colorful illustrations of anthropomorphic pigs. The book is a part of the Saalfield's Muslin Books series. The covers depicted the same pig from the front and back, wearing a plaid bid and holding silverware. 8 pgs (including illustrated covers). Stitched binding. OCLC 2 (July 2020, there is another catalogue record of a linen book of the same name, publishers, and date, however it has cut outs, and this one does not). On the back cover is printed, "G500". Measures 11" x 6"..
Anne Wurth, Fern Bisel Peat (Illustrator)Rag Doll Susie and Her Adventures on Laughing IslandSaalfield PublCo..AkronO.1939
Illustrated softcover.  Unpaginated.  Begins with two page topigraphical map of Laughing Island and neighboring land masses. This is followed by the title page.  Full page illustrations throughout plus numerous in-text black and white illustarations . Dear imagery of humanized dolls on their adventure. Measures 10 1/4" x 9 1/4".. Penciling and ink inscription inside covers and blank free end paper  Previous owner attempting to learn his street address...
Cadbury Cococubs Race Game Board . Cadbury Bros. Ltd. ..C. 1934
This board game was a promotional gimmick by Cadbury to help sell their drinking chocolate just as Britain was coming out of an economic depression. The game pieces were called Cococubs, which were hollow cast hand-painted lead figures of various anthropomorphic creatures including Whiskers Rabbit, Peter Pum, Mrs. Cackle Goose and Dumpty Doo. The game board could fold in half for easy storage. One side had the instructions, and the 'Story of the Game' with illustrations of Cococubs around border, and the other side featured the colorful playing boar.  Measures 15 1/2" x 7 1/2" (folded), 15 1/2" x 15" (unfolded).
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.
Ethel Clere Chamberlain.  Minnie: The Little Fish Who Lived in a Shoe and other Tales. Charles E. Graham & Co.New Jersey.1931
63 pp. Embossed Cloth cover, illustrated end papers, color illustrations throughout. A collection of stories by Ethel Clere Chamberlain, Sara E. Wiltse, and others adapted from Old Norwegian Tale. Illustrations by Nell Witters, Marie Schubert, and Julia Green. Stories include: Minnie, the Little Fish Who Lived in a Shoe; The Three Billy-Goats Gruff; Doodle Doo, the Rooster Who Fell in the Pea Soup; The Sheep and the Pig Who Went Into the Woods to Live By Themselves; The Three Little Pig; The Sky is Falling in Henny Penny; and Little Mouse Who Lost His Tail. OCLC: 1 -1931 (10/10/2016) 9 3/4" x 8". wear and staining on cover, inside binding split on title page, pages coming loose
Do-A-Zoo consisting of 12 Anthropomorphic Animals to Trace and Draw. Empire Lithographic Co Inc.New York.1931
A set of twelve animals (printed two per sheet) meant to comprise a zoo. These anthropomorphic characters are: a pig, a cow, a rabbit, a cat, a fish, a parrot, a rooster, an eagle, a donkey, a dog, an elephant, and a duck. The animals are dressed and often holding props, such as the rooster who is carrying an umbrella and smoking, or the eagle who is wearing a top hat while holding a spyglass or the donkey who is wearing glasses and smoking a pipe. On the front of the envelope provided to store the characters, it states "you may make innumerable others on enclosed tracing and drawing paper". Since these animals were meant to be used as a basis to also create additional animals the bodies of the characters (such as the position of their limbs) are the same or similar across the board. The front of the envelope shows a smiling pig and fish holding a sign that says "Do-A-Zoo". The artist has signed this with his initials, L. C. The back of the envelope has a silhouette of three dancing animals, a cow, an elephant, and a donkey, all holding hands. The interior of the envelope has a die cut geometric element. This item was created by Juvenile Graphic Productions, a division of Empire Lithographing Co. No tracing and drawing paper, but all 12 animals are included. The each sheet with the animals on it measures 9 1/2" by 6". The envelope used to store the sheets measures 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" (folded), 12" x 9 3/4" (unfolded).
Grandpapa Pease's Lady Golightly.
6 leaves plus inside covers.  Illustrated wraps.  Hand colored. Story of Lady Golightly, a grasshopper and her cousins and how they learn to make hay while the sun shines.  Text block detached.  Measures 10 1/8" x 7 1/8".
 The Animals Trip To Town, Advertising Booklet. Charles E. Hires Company.Philadelphia, PA.c1915
This advertising booklet was produced by the Charles E. Hires Company to advertise Hires Root Beer. It is meant to be a continuation of a previous advertisement booklet called, "The Kings Nectar, A Legend", that told the story of Alice who won golden chair from a King when she made him a drink with Hires Root Beer. This story takes places shortly after when Alice invites all of her animal friends from the forest to come and share a drink with her. The resulting story is quite humorous as a variety of anthropomorphic characters, such as a  bear, raccoon and lion, all pile into a bright red car and make their way to town and the party. The golden chair Alice won in the last story can even be seen on several of the drawings. The front cover depicts the animals riding in the car on the way to the party. The back cover depicts the same animals enjoying a picnic in the woods while drinking Hires Root Beer. The centerfold page of the booklet has an advertisement for Hires Expansion Bottle Stoppers which solves "the problem of keeping an effervescent beverage such as Hires Root Beer in bottles without danger of corks popping out." This advert as an illustration of a bear corking a bottle of root beer, as the stopper "holds with a bear grip." Below is a quote from the story when Alice describes the drink to her animal friends. "The pure sparkling water that you love to drink Is here mixed with berries of blue, red, and pink, While sweetest of barks and fresh herbs from the wood Combine to give flavor and make it taste good." 12 pp (including wrappers), Staple booklet. Measures 5"  x 3".
 Winkie Wiggle Dress-Ups - Eyes Wink, Ears Wiggle w 4 Costumes to Cut out and Fit. ..1922
A 13 1/2" die-cut rabbit paper doll with a die-cut eye hole and grommeted ears- allowing both the eye and the ears to move.  Easel back.  Includes four (4) uncut costumes.-- US military, golfer, hunter and tennis player. Housed in a pressed board box with blue and white checked litho.  No maker identified. .
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.
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".
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".
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".
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 Cats Party, Dame Dingle's Series. McLoughlin.New York.1869
8 pgs. wraps. An illustration and rhyming verse on each page. The story of  anthropomorphic cats planning and executing a party with all it's trials and tribulations.  Concludes with a Moral.   The reverse of the pages are blank and a child has created (traced) an outline of the image on the reverse page--a charming touch.  Front cover depicts dancing cats while the back cover promotes Indestructible Toy Books by McLoughlin.  Measures 9" x 5 3/4".  OCLC -5 on 6/5/17. Cover wear with  two corner chips on cover.
Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann at he End of the Rainbow. The Saalfieldd Publishing Co..Ohio.1947
unpaginated. Spiral bound applied illustrated board cover with dust jacket, color and black and white illustrations throughout by Ethel Hays. The story of Raggedy Ann and her adventure with her friends going out to find the end of the rainbow. 8" x 6 3/4". book in very good condition with some wear at corners of cover, has dust jacket but it has tears and repairs
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.
Charles T. Miller Frog Opera with Pollywog Chorus, A Musical Extravaganza. J. A. & A. Reid.Providence, RI.1880
A burletta (brief comic opera) based on the nursery tale and song 'A Frog He Would A Wooing Go'. The opera consists of  three acts: Banks of the Danube, The Gypsy Camp, and The Old Mill, with fifteen (15) anthropomorphic characters along with a chorus of 'pollywogs gypsies, rats and mice. The characters in play are: Prince Frog, Simon (Prince's squire), Baron Rat, Sir Thomas Cat, Robber Kitten, Gipsy Chief, Frog Sentinel, Queen Frog, Baroness Rat, Miss Mouse, Child Frog, and Four Brave Frogs. There are several black and white line drawings throughout. 24 pgs. Two color printed pictorial wrappers. Measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".
Kathleen Ainslie Dear Dirty Dolly . Castell Brothers Ltd. Frederick A. Stokes..London, New York.1908
28 unnumbered pages.  Stiff wrappers.  The wooden doll was upset because Baby wouldn't look at her as Baby wanted a Black dolly and she was white.  She dipped herself in ink and did what she could to become Black.  The excited little girl told her Nursie about her new doll.  Nursie declared "what a dear little dirty dolly!"  She was immediately washed and soon a white wooden doll once again.  Measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"..
Boo-Boo the Barrage Balloon
22 pp. color illustrated stiff wrappers.  The story of an anthropomorphic dirigible and his family.  There design is influenced by an elephant. The story line supports the war effort as Boo-Boo becomes a hero by taking down an enemy plan.   Color illustrations throughout except for inside cover illustrations (gray tones).  Oblong quarto.  11" x 8 1/2".  Scarce item.
Neues Carricaturen Spiel [New Caricatures Game]. .Germany.1870
A 15 1/2" x 12" hand-colored lithographic German board game with anthropomorphic characters. Originally illustrated by Jakob Schmitt some time between 1820-1830, this is a reprint on thick board from around 1870. There are are forty-one (41) numbered squares, half of have characters in them. Square #41 is the large drawing in the center that depicts anthropomorphic characters at a banquet. There are instructions at the bottom, in German.. Minor edge wear and toning due to age.
Elvy Kalep Air Babies. Saalfield Publishing Co..Akron.1938
Large format unpaginated soft cover picturebook. No. 2207.  Anthropomorphic baby airplanes named Speedy and Happy-Wings.  Charming color illustrations each page with a title for each page covering one activity of the baby planes. Some of the titles are Ground School, Willie Kite, Nasty Storm, Slip Stream, Uncle Zepp, Auntie Balloon, Mountain Currents, First Aid, Formation Flying and much more. The last page depicts the happy bandaged new flyers pleasantly sleeping in their rocking airplane bed. This page is titled Happy Dreams.  Measures 12 1/2" x 10".  .
Pals on the Farm
Pals on the Farm
Price: $275.00
Diarama-style childrenâ™s book w Eight (8) die-cut movable animals A 9âť x 11 ½❠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.
. Color Broadside promoting the “Christmas World”, Three Sections in Color for 5 cents.  Out Sunday, Dec. 13 . The New York World.New York .1906
11 ˝” x 17 3/8” color broadside with illustration of anthropomorphic elephant as Santa Claus.  Promotes feature articles “Christmas with the Poor and Christmas with the Rich”, “Santa Claus Held up in Hogan’s Alley”, cartoon by Geo. B. Luks and “The Merry (?) Christmas of Paterfamilais”, cartoon by McDougall.   Mounted on backing board.  Letter folds.   .
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle . Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1905
85 pp. 27 color illustrations. Original brown-green paper boards with applied stamp. Illustrated end papers. Some fading on covers. The story of a hedgehog washerwomen is another classic from the world of Beatrix Potter.   The character is largely inspired by an actual washerwomen she knew. Combined with inspiration a beloved pet hedgehog, the famous Mrs.Tiggy Winkle was added to Potter's collection of stories. The brief Peter Rabbit cameo rounds out this cute short story. 5 1/2" x 4".. N.B. This copy sold as Lot 46 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997.
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.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Pigling Bland. Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1913
94 pp. First American edition. Brown paper boards with applied anthropomorphic stamp and color pictorial endpapers. It has 15 color illustration and numerous black and white text illustrations in order to accompany the story of a pig that is looking for freedom. Potter got inspiration from her own life on a farm and observing pigs, using them as models. It is everything that a Potter book can have, talking and dressed animals, near death experiences, and ultimately a happy ending. 5 1/2" x 4". N.B. This copy sold as Lot 46 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997.
Joan and Nan's Book Of Cho and Patricia, Hand-drawn Anthropomorphic Drawings, a collection of picture stories about a pig and a bird. ..1924-1925
A album featuring a series of drawings depicting the characters Cho and Patricia, a song bird and pig respectively. A collection of series of pictures telling the story of their unusual friendship.  They include Cho going to church; a series of misadventures, building a brick wall, moving to a new flat, Pat trying to sing, Waiting for results, Spring 1924; featuring Pat leaving in her new spring bonnet because of Cho's continuous singing followed another series of Cho's misadventures, Pat and Cho playing tennis and concluding with a letter applied to the album - A "Sonit" sent from Cho to Pat about a "buteous" pig with intentional phonetic misspellings through out; truly charming. Each page features a small drawing, mostly done in black ink, featuring one if not both of the characters. Cho is a small bird who loves to sing, and is often seen lamenting when the weather is bad. Patricia, the pig, appears to follow Cho around, taking care of the bird and worrying that Cho is exhausting herself with all that singing. Sometimes, in addition to the drawings, there is written commentary with the images. On the inside covers (both front and back) there are two large drawings of a young girl wearing glasses. Additionally the title of the album is inscribed on the inside front cover: "Joan and Nan's Book of Cho & Patricia". The drawings are done on small to medium pieces of paper, sometimes lined, that have been pasted on to the album pages. A few of the inserts have been stapled onto the album pages. Most are either undated, or dated to 1924-1925.18 leaves, with predominately blank reverse. String binding. Measures 10" x 8 1/2"..
A Collection of 12 Novelty Advertising Pieces Directed towards Children. .United States.1890-1948
As the advertising market became flooded with an overwhelming amount of material all competing for the consumer's attentions, companies began to come up with a variety of different ways to get and keep the attention of the public. One of these ways was this was achieved was to add a gimmick or game to the advertisement. From hidden images to pop-ups, sliced metamorphic animals and movable pictures, these advertisements were colorful and eye-catching. This collection features twelve (12) items that date from 1890 to 1948. Below is brief description of a few items of note, as well as a list of the rest of the items within the collection: New England Red School House, c1890, C. M. Henderson & Co. The Little Red School House was a trademark of the C. M. Henderson & Co., and an image of it was stamped on the bottom of one of each pair of shoes it sold. In order to promote the company's 'Red School House Shoes', this cut out school house was given out to any boy or girl found wearing or purchasing a pair of the Henderson shoes at participating stores. Printed in red and black the uncut sheet includes the red school house, plus cutouts of people, a chimney, trees, and a fence, all which could be assembled with a series of folds and a bottle of glue in order to "construct in miniature the famous little building." Measures 12" x 61/4", uncut. Links of Goodness, 1905, Armour's Star Frankfurters The front panel features a drawn colored illustration of men, women, and an automobile waiting in line for Armour's Star Frankfurters. The inside panels features a colored illustration of a pop-up roll revealing a frankfurter inside a bun. Below the pop-up are a few paragraphs promoting the hot dog. The rest of the inside panels are dedicated to six recipes that utilize Star Frankfurters in them. The recipes listed are: Star Frankfurters and Potato Salad, Star Frankfurter Rolls, Cooking Star Frankfurters, Star Frankfurters and Baked Potatoes, Casserole of Star Frankfurters and Potatoes, and Roasted Star Frankfurters. Next to the recipe is another colored illustration depicting a plate of frankfurters and an unopened a package. On the back cover the numbers 120722 are printed along with "patent pending." Measures 5" x 3" (folded), 11 1/2" x 3" (unfolded) The Little Gingerbread Man, 1923, Royal Baking Powder Company This book tells the story of a King, and how on the eve of his daughter, the Princess, he bans any sort of cake or tart in the land because he can't stand his cook's baking. In near by kingdom, the Queen of all the Flour Folk, along with a gingerbread man come up with a plan to overturn the King's edict. Beside the text of the story are several recipes for desserts that use Royal Baking Powder. The recipes in these book, can also be found in t the 'Royal Cooking Book', also published by the Royal Baking Powder Company. At the end of the story there is a note that tells the reader that then can send in for their own copy of the cookbook. The illustrations in this book are colorful and full of whimsy. The artwork is by Charles J. Cory, while the story itself has been attributed to Ruth Plumly Thompson of Oz fame. Measures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" Kellogg's Nursery Rhymes, 1928, Kellogg Company This fabric book is a part of a series called the Nursery Rhymes or Fairyland Doll Series. There were four dolls in the series: Tom, the Pipers Son, Little Bo Peep, Mary and her Little Lamb and Little Red Riding Hood. Each uncut fabric sheet came with a 12" to 15" cloth doll and two pages of a nursery rhyme book. The book in the collection only has two pages, telling the classic nursery rhyme of Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son. In addition to the text there is a small, red illustration on the bottom of each page. No doll is included in the collection, just the book. 4 pp. (including covers) Measures 3 3/4" x 3" Cococubs Race Game Board, c1934, Cadbury Bros. Ltd. This board game was a promotional gimmick by Cadbury to help sell their drinking chocolate just as Britain was coming out of an economic depression. The game pieces were called Cococubs, which were hollowcast hand-painted lead figures of various anthropomorphic creatures. The game board could fold in half for easy storage. One side had the instructions, and the 'Story of the Game' with illustrations of Cococubs around border, and the other side featured the colorful playing boar. This collection does not come with any of the game pieces, just the board. Measures 15 1/2" x 7 1/2" (folded), 15 1/2" x 15" (unfolded) Hires Magic Story, 1934, The Charles E. Hires Company The Charles E. Hires Company produced Hires Root Beer, which was first introduced in 1876 and is considered the second longest continuously made soft drink in the United State (now owned by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group). Charles Hire believed firmly in the power of advertising, famously stating, "doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does." This particular book has a series of invisible pictures that once rubbed with either 'a coin, spoon, or pencil' would be revealed. The story is about three children, White Birch, Ginger and Rooty, and how they discover the different flavors of root beer: Birch Beer, Ginger Beer and the original Root Beer. On each page is a colorful illustration, story text, and a magic square that, when rubbed would reveal another picture. None of the hidden images have been revealed. There is an offset printing error on several of the interior pages that only effects the illustrations. 12 pp. (including wrappers) Measures 6" x 4" The Ivory Caste Game, 1935, D & W Gibbs, BOARD ONLY Produced in 1935 to advertise D& W Gibbs "Dentifrice" Toothpaste, this board game is a variant of Snakes and Ladders. Gibbs slogan was “Your teeth are Ivory Castles – defend them with Gibbs Dentifrice.,” and as such the board game also served as a way to promote dental hygiene, as the goal of the game was to be the first player to reach the “Land of Health and Happiness.” Along the way there are various difficulties to help and hinder the player; for example, the Gibbs Fairy helps, an Imp hinders, and a Giant (called Decay!) handicaps the player at the start of the game. Various spaces have actions associated with them that send the player to other squares. Such as “Here’s my plane, I’ll take you to 49” and “It’s a nice puddle – miss a turn and stay in it”.  Printed on cardboard, designed to fold in half, the board also has two holes at the top to allow it to be hung up as an advertising item. Rules are printed on the back of the board. The game came with a dice and 4 colored counters. This collection contains ONLY the game board itself, nothing else. Measures 18” x 14” (unfolded) and 14” x 9” (folded) Kellogg's Jumbly Book, 1948, Kellogg Company The brightly colored book filled with forty-two (42) animals dressed up in various costumes. Several of the pages are cut in 6 pieces to provide a numerous hilarious combinations of heads, bodies and feet. In fact there are over 335 different animal combinations! Below each section of animals is a short verse that serves a duel purpose of describing what the animals are doing and advertising Kellogg cereals. Minor penciling on back cover. Measures 8" x 6" Other items in this collection: Little Red Riding Hood Star Rhymes (1890, Schultz & Co., Star Soap), Pied Piper Cut Out Story Book (1930s, Pied Piper Shoe Co.), Kellogg's Story Book of Games: Book #4 (1931, Kellogg Company), Kellogg's Funny Jungleland: Moving Pictures (1932, Kellogg Company), Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sprat (1932, Kellogg Company), and Mother Goose (1935, Kellogg Company, Illustrator Vernon Grant). To view this collection, please click on the following link: .
L. Baum Frank. The Marvelous Land of Oz, Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Scarecrow and Tin Woodman... A Sequel to the Wizard of Oz . Reilly & Britton Co.Chicago.1904
287 pp. with green pictorial covers showcasing a whimsical illustration of the Tin Woodman shaking hands with the Scarecrow. 1st edition. Second state text block. Sixteen (16) full color plates plus black and white in-text illustrations. Features illustrated endpapers with the comedians Montgomery and Stone portraying the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, respectively, in the 1902 musical, The Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4".. Rubbings on back strip. Ex-Libris on reverse of frontispiece. Binding cracked but intact. One of the full color illustrations is detached. Two pages, 152 & 153, have a stain in the center of the page. This does not effect visibility of the text.
 Naive Handmade Panorama "Returning from the Fair - 1861" Anthropomorphic Animals. .UK.1861
Heavy stock hand constructed covers with book tape spine. Concertina style. Inscribed Jan 28th T.H.E.A.  A continuous roadway with anthropomorphic animals of all shapes and types enroute. The final two pages are the "fair" with only the vendors remaining with a progression of animals with various means of transportation, including riding on other animals to return to the village in the first two panels of the book.  A dog rides a camel , a rooster rides a lion, a lion rides an elephant, a sheep dog drives a dog cart etc. One of special note is a porcupine holding an umbrella overhead while riding a greyhound or similar animal.   There is a rabbit riding a rabbit, a pigeon riding a duck and many more.  Dressed in their outing attire.  Pages measures Pages measure 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". .