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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
Fairy Moonbeam's Series: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
12 pp. (including wrappers) The covers depicts a servant bringing food to Aladdin and his mother. It is printed in red and black ink. There are 7 half page color illustrations. The book is a part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Binding is sewn. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" . Missing surface litho on front cover. Minor toning due to age.
The Three Bears
The Three Bears
Price: $20.00
16 pages (including covers), uncut, of activities and punch out pieces that together tell the classic story of The Three Bears. Each page has a little bit of the story on it, and at least one activity. Most of the pages are "Self Framing Pictures to push out and put together," some of which are meant to be colored in. Published by Whitman and it is No. 1947. Very slight edge wear, and one intact tear to the top of the back cover. Measures 14" x 10".
Muriel Nelson d'Auvergne An Anthology of Babyhood. Hutchinson Co.London.1912
A collection of poetry and lullabies for a child. The book has been divided into twelve different sections, with only a number as a title. At the start of each section is a small black and white charming illustration. There are also a few random illustrations throughout the book. The only illustration in color is the frontispiece, and it showcases a baby in her baptism dress and cap. The end papers are a whimsical piece in pink, of "The Week of Babies". This book was edited & compiled by Muriel Nelson d'Auvergne, and illustrated by T.J. & E.A. Overnell. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2". . Light surface wear and fading on cover.
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".
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
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.
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
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
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
Agnes BondThe Magic LambMerry-Day House, Inc.New York.1946
unpaginated. Printed color illustrated board over cloth spine, color illustrated end papers, color and two-tone (red and black) illustrations by Judy Varga. Little Bobby could not find his sheep. He was sad because his family was poor and would not be able to eat if they could not sell the wool from the sheep. He found a baby lamb and fed it his dinner (red beets), in the morning the snow white lamb had turned red and the little wool he had increased and made a scarf. Each night they fed the lamb a different food and each morning the lamb made a different color scarf until spring time when he ate the fresh grass and flowers and something extra special happened. 7 3/4" x 10". some discoloration
Marjorie Hardy and Emilie C. Bradbury Cinderella: retold for little children to read. The American Crayon Co..Sandusky, Ohio.1931, 1943
A Mary Perks Book. Board book with single color illustration. Numerous in-text silhouettes and 6 full page color illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat.  10" x 13". OCLC-2 (Aug, 2018).
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.
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
Brothers GrimmSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm Translated by Randall JarrellFarrar, Straus and Giroux.New York.1972
unpaginated. Black stamped cloth cover, no dust jacket, color illustrated end papers, color illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. The classic story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs translated by Randall Jarrell. A beautiful Snow White is forced to flee her stepmother's anger and finds herself caring for dwarves deep in the forest. 12" x 9 1/2". no dust jacket
August KopischDie Heinzelmännchen (The Brownies)Mainzer Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei.Mainz.
unpaginated. Printed color applied cover over cloth spine, entirely in German, black and white and color illustrations throughout by Fritz Baumgarten. Brownies (elves) took care of all the chores in the town of Cologne while everyone was asleep. 8" x 9 1/2". written in German, wear on cover,
Ezra Read Cinderella Waltz. ..c1920
4 pp, dark blue cover with a black line drawing depicting Cinderella by a fire place, with her fairy god mother and three mice. Also in the smoke created by the fire is a small drawing of Cinderella's carriage. The song is Cinderella Waltz, which was also sometimes called Dewdrop Waltz. There is no date or publisher on this item. The back list the numerous other pieces sold by the publisher and at the bottom it states "You can get any of above pieces where you got this one."  Measures 14" x 10 1/4".. Minor edge wear, with a few small tears at the fold. Toning and soiling due to age.
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.
Harriet T Comstock Andersen's Fairy Tales, retold in words of one syllable. A L Burt Company.New York.1900
97 pp. green cloth covers with a stamped illustration of man and cat standing in front of door. A retelling of some of Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tales, such as 'The Fir-Tree' and 'The Little Match Girl'. Illustrated with numerous black and white as well as color plates. Measures 8" x 6" . Covers have minor edge wear. Binding is loose. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Minor toning due to age.
 Little Folks Series, Little BoPeep. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
14 pp (including wrappers), yellow covers with printed litho illustrations. The design on the cover only uses two colors, red and green, while the interior pages' illustrations are in full color. The book tells an elaboration of the classic nursery rhyme "Little BoPeep". There is a total of six full page color illustrations. Measures 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". Cover show edge wear. Tape repair on spine. Binding is loose bit intact. General soiling and toning due to age.
 Cinderella, Jack and Jill Story Favorite Paper Dolls. Merrill Publishing Company.Chicago, IL.1952-1957
A variety of classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented in this paper doll book. On each outfit page there are tiny illustrations that depict the fairy tale the outfits are from. The tales within the book are: Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill. Interior pages and dolls are the same as "Johnny, Janey, and Judy in Storybook Land, no. 1544:15", with one except. There are two less interior pages in this book. Punch out dolls, one on the front cover, two on the back. No. 1547 Book Size: 12 1/4" x 10 1/4" Number of Dolls: 3 Doll Size: 10 1/2" No. of Costume Pages: 6 .
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
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.
Pleasewell Series: 5 Little Pigs. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1890
Tells the classic story of the Five Little Pigs and along with the story are six full page illustrations, beautifully rendered. The front cover depicts an older woman with a child on her lap, appearing to tell the story of the Five Little Pigs as she tweaks at each of the child's toes. A pig in a suit is show in the doorway. Apart of the Pleasewell Series, with stapled lithographic wrappers.Unpaginated, 12pp (including wrappers.). The interior pages are printed on linen. Measures 7 3/4" x 5 1/2". Both the front and back covers show cracks down the center, most likely due to being bent at some point. Edge wear. Minor toning on interior pages. There is a signature in pencil from a previous owner on the interior cover, and a red mark on one interior page.
Sleeping Beauty in the Woods. McLoughlin Brothers.New York .1870
24 pp (including covers) Retells the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. The book has rich in-depth color illustrations, four full page, and one double page. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Covers partially detached. Offset litho between the center fold. Minor soiling and toning due to age. Minor faded penciling on back cover. One page has a very small (less than 1/2") tear, but it does not effect the text or illustration.
Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books, Edith and Milly's Housekeeping
6 leaves and 6 leaves of color illustrations plates. Yellow illustrated litho covers. Tells the story of Milly and Edith as they explore an ornate dollhouse that Milly got for her birthday. Illustrations are detailed and rich in color. Under each plate is printed “Kronheim & Co, London.”  Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810–1896) was a German-born lithographer and wood engraver known for founding Kronheim & Co. and working with George Baxter to create the ‘Baxter process’ of creating prints, which used zinc instead of wood blocks, which reduced the amount of time needed to complete prints, but resulted in a less shiny finish. Date comes from inscription on cover, however there is also a publisher's advertisement on the back cover which cites a review dated December 1865. A part of the Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series. Measures 10 1/2"x 9"
Peter Pan Punchout Book
This is an authorized edition by Walt Disney Productions. It is No. 211225. The book has 8 pages (including covers) of mostly uncut punch out characters and sets that together tell the classic story of Peter Pan. Each page is full of characters from the movie including Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, John, Captain Hook, The Lost Boys, Smee, and other various characters such as the mermaids. The main set piece is that of Captain Hook's ship, the Jolly Roger. There is minimal edge wear, with some slight soiling on the back cover. The front cover is missing a portion on the bottom left margin, but all the characters are on it and unmarred. However interior page, featuring the mermaids, is missing the upper half of characters. Otherwise fine. Measures 15" x 10", largest doll is 5".
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".
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".
Louise Robyn Peter Pan Pictures, Four Characteristic Pieces for the Piano. Clayton F Summy Co.Chicago.1932
4 pp, the cover depicts Peter Pan dancing with his shadow while playing his pan flute with Tinker Bell flying above him. This piece was a set of four that could be bought separately or together. This sheet music contains only one piece, 'Wendy Gives Peter a Thimble.' The other three pieces that make up the set are (not included): 'Peter Dances with his Shadow' (depicted on the cover), 'The Never, Never Land', and 'The Wendy House'. Measures 12" x 9 1/4".. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
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.
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.
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".
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
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.
Wonderful Adventures of the Little Man and his Little Gun, Fireside Picture Books. Mayhew & Baker.Boston.c. 1860
31 pp. Printed paper hand sewn cover, watercolor illustrations, song with music sheet. The story of "Little Man Christy" who goes in search of a duck he shot. Illustrated by "Morte" with rhymes and at the end the lyrics and music for associated song. 6 3/4" x 5 1/2". toning, tear on first page, wear
Burges Johnson Pictorial Review Theater - Cut-out Play No. IV - Cinderella with narrative and stage instructions.. Pictorial Review.New York.Feb. 1914
Two (2) 16" x 11" sheets from the Feb. 1914 edition of  Pictorial Review.  Grace G. Drayton Illustrator. The first page is seven (7) captioned characters from Cinderella to be cut out.  Self stands. On the previous page is the narrative for “Cinderella - A Story Play to Accompany the Cut-out Pictures on the Opposite Page”.  Written in two scenes with extensive dialogue and stage directions for each character.  This is followed by a note beginning Dear Children: Here is your chance to play "Cinderella" in a real theater, with Actor people to move about on a real stage"...   The reverse of the character page  has an advertisement and instructions on how to acquire the actually Pictorial Review theater for the price of One Dollar.. Irregular margins.
Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator  Snow-White and the Rose-Red, and Other Stories. . The Saalfield Publishing Co.Akron, OH.1936
12pp. Softcover, front and back covers have a brightly colored illustration of Snow-White against a light blue background. Profusely illustrated, with 6 in-text illustrations, either 4" x 4 1/2" or 8" x 4 1/2" in size. This short story collection includes the story "Snow White and Red-Rose,", "Magpie's Nest," "Lambkin" they attribute to "East India", "Sleeping Beauty" attributed to The Brothers Grimmm, "Why the Bear Has a Stumpy Tail, "Three Little Kittens They Lost Their Mittens," and "The Hare and the Hedgehog," described as an "English Tale." Measures 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". .
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".

Eugene Field, Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator Wynken Blynken and Nod and Other Verses. The Saafield Publishing Company.Akron, OH.1937
16pp. Softcover, front and back cover have a brightly colored illustrations of three children in a ship fashioned out of  large clog and a patchwork blanket hung as its sail, floating against a dark starry sky - an image from the titular story "Wynken Blynken and Nod".  "No. 319" printed in the bottom right cover. Profusely illustrated, with 5 full page, color illustrations and 7, half-page black and white illustrations. All illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat.   Stories included are "Wynken Blynken and Nod", "The Naughty Doll", "The Straw Parlor", "Fairy and Child", "The Duel", "The Dinky Bird" and "Fiddle Dee-Dee". Measures 10 1/2" x 12 1/2" .
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".
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.
Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books - Diamonds and Toads. Frederick Warne & Co..London; New York.
11 leaves including covers. dark blue paper wrapper with colored decorative border and decorative elements on the cover, and "Price One Shilling; or, Mounted With Linen, Two Shillings" written across the top. Includes 6 full page, color illustrations. Back cover lists the different series in "Warne's Nursery Literature", 9" x 11".
 I Never Dance, An Original Poem. ..[1840]
An original poem by an unknown female poet entitled, "I Never Dance". The poem is about a spirit seen at night. This poem has a chorus which repeats after every new stanza, but only on the first page of the poem. On the second page, the chorus is not repeated, but to  repetitions of the line 'I Never Dance', it is inferred to a continuation of the poem. Below are some of the stanza of the poems, along with the chorus. "This very curious world was made For characters of every shade and every whim of man between Sage righteous and glad sighting." - Chorus " 'I never dance, I think it wrong' 'Pure joys do not to earth belong' Then canting bigot step aside; Go take a goblin for your guide." - Stanza 3 "Some call this world a 'vat of tears' And seek their Heaven this gloom offers we Hope to gain the prize of bliss In 'Wisdom's Ways of Pleasantness' " - Stanza 7 "In the pale moon's light, A ghost is seen out dead of night, On Fanting Island near the shore, Looking for old familiar view." - Stanza 13 Two single fold sheets of blue paper. Measures 8 3/4" x 7 3/4" (folded), 15 1/2" x 8 3/4" (folded).
Robert Browning The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co..London and New York.[1906]
Tells the classic story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, based off of Robert Brownings famous poem. The book is illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney and features black and white illustrations besides the text and twelve (12) full color plates. On the front interior cover is a bookplate that states "Woman's Education Association. Traveling Library Extra A 27." The WEA was a organization founded in 1871 in Boston, MA to help promote better education for women. It was dissolved in 1935. Additionally, there is a library card pocket for the WEA on the back interior cover. Printed on both on the front cover and title page is "No. 1506". This refers to the publishers book number and using the catalogue raisonne of the publisher Ernest Nister, the publishing date of the book, c1906, was found. 26 pp. Measures 10 3/4" 8 1/4".
John Martin. A Chubby Book for Chubby Children. John Martin's Book House. New York.1922
unpaginated. Applied  tri-colored printed cover over cloth spine, illustrated and printed images throughout, some pages with decorative borders, printed end papers, two-toned orange and black throughout. A book to bring happiness and virtue. Contains of variety of styles ranging from alphabet letters to poetry  to short stories all related to the Chubbies characters. 10" x 8". wear on cover, inner binding end paper torn, tears on pages-still able to read all text and see all illustrations
Ethel Hays (illustrator) Cinderella Paper Dolls. Saalfield.Akron OH.1950
Measures 12 1/2" x 10 3/4" with four (4) 7 1/2" paper dolls on the back cover - Cinderella, Prince Charming and the not so ugly step-sisters.  Note the Cinderella on the front cover looks like a statuesque movie star.  Six (6) costume pages with costumes for Cinderella before and after, her step-sisters and the prince  and of course an array of slippers with "question marks". .
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"
Mrs. Sherwood The Rose. An Allegory. Mahlon Day.New York.1836
17 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. The adventure of the author exploring on a May night and encountering fairies. The writer sees one fairy taller than the rest with a crown of diamonds and the name Gloriana. In her hand is a rose instead of a sceptre with which to bestow the never-fading rose on one who has been most profitable. The writer get s to hear why each fairy believes she should be the recipient. 5" x 3 1/4". wear on cover, foxing
Fairy Moonbeam Series: Sleeping Beauty. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
12 pp (including wrappers). The cover depicts the sleeping princess after she is cursed. Cover printed in green, red, and black ink. The title page of the book has the full title as 'Sleeping Beauty in the Woods'. The alphabet is printed on the front and back interior covers. There are six color illustrations in the book. On one illustration, the name of the engraver, Jackson, is featured. A part of the Fairy Moonbeam's Series, which are "little fairy stories that have been household joys for generations." Measures 71/2" x 5 1/4". Edge wear. Missing surface litho on front cover. Tape repair on binding. Sewing repair with red string, the dye in the string has caused some minor staining. There is a small circular brown stain that continues through several pages.
Andrew Lang. The Yellow Fairy Book. Grosset & Dunlap.New York.
339 pp. Tan cloth cover with stamped yellow type, color printed dust jacket, illustrated end papers, frontispiece, illustrations by H.J. Ford, reverse of dust jacket has listing of Books for Boys and Girls. A collection of tales from around the world. Titles include, The Six Swan, The Wizard King, In the Land of Souls, The Flower Queen's Daughter, Big Klaus and Little Klaus, and A Story about a Darning Needle. 7 1/2" x 5 1/4". dust jacket wore with multiple tears,
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
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 more⦠Measures 12" x 8 ½âť.  Light separation at base where end paper meets backstrip.
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.
Emma C. McKean Boxed Set - Animated Alice in Wonderland Dolls - 7 Wonder Scenes - No cutting Necessary. Milton Bradley Co. No.4109..Springfield MA.
A 7" x 11 1/4" pressed board box with applied litho depicting Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mouse and the Mad Hatter at the tea party.  Content includes four (4) die-cut dolls.  The tallest is "big" Alice  at 7 1/2" and the smallest is the Queen of Hearts at 3 1/4".  Also includes "little' Alice and the White Rabbit.   Each of the has one to four costumes designed into the scenery - with a die-cut slit at the top of the costumes to allow placement of the doll behind the scene. Each scene has a narrative the base.  Scenes numbered 1-7. Reverse is blank.  Set is complete..
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".
Fairy ABC. Sheldon & Company.New York.c1863
14pp.  Yellow card cover has a lithographic illustration of three children, one of which is balancing the letters 'A' 'B' and 'C' on her fingers and nose, and surrounding them is an ornate decorative border - all are printed in green, black or red ink. Make-do binding - dark blue fabric, and stitched with black thread.Back cover has a similar ornate border, printed in red and black; at its center is a circle with an ad for other books published by Sheldon & Company printed inside. Hand colored illustratoins. Profusely illustrated: each page has half-page illustrations of fanciful alphabet letters , with 4 rhyming lines telling a story related to that letter - drawn alongside the letter is a character or image related to the story. Every illustrated page is blank on the reverse. Many notable children's characters are mentioned, including: Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and her Beast,  Humpty Dumpty, Robin Hood, the Ugly Duckling, Puss in Boots, and Sinbad the Sailor. Meausures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4". OCLC - 2 (October 2018).
Robin Hood and Maid Marian Paper Dolls. Saalfield No. 2748.Akron OH.1956
A 14" x 0 3/4" paper doll book with the  two (2) 10" punch-out characters and stands on the front cover.   Includes six (6) pages of costumes  (including traditional green Robin Hood costumes for both).  Also includes accessories.  Background motif is Sherwood Forest.   The back cover tells the story of Robert of Locksley (Robin Hood) and Maid Marian..
Helen Bannerman, Fern Bisel Peat, Illustrator Little Black Sambo . The Harter Publishing Company.Cleveland, Ohio.1931
Softcover, illustrated in bright color: front and back cover have the same drawing of the titular character Little Black Sambo, wearing his distinct bright orange shirt, blue pants, purple shoes, and carrying a green, polka-dot umbrella, illustrated by Fern Bisel, Peat.  Bottom left corner has "No. H-105" printed in small black type. Profusely illustrated, with 7 full page, color illustrations, and 6 pages with large, in-text illustrations in black-and-white. This book includes the stories 'Little Black Sambo', 'Black Mumbo', 'Black Jumbo' and 'the four Tigers' [sic]. Last page has a short biography of the author, and gives details about the story's origin and this book's creation. States that this book is to be used in an educational setting, and the typeface has been chosen based on studies about how to develop "the correct eye movements." Children are also encouraged to color in the black and white illustrations. 14pp. 9 1/4" x 13".
May Byron. Millicent Sowerby Illustrator.. The Counterpane Book. Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton.London.1913
Embossed illustrated paper wraps. unpaginated.  Color frontispiece. Black and white full page line drawing illustrations and border decoration throughout.   The story of Joyce and Robin and Jacko the Jackdow who lead them from adventure to adventure.  3 OCLC - 10/17/16.. Light cover wear.
 The coming of Santason. Santason, Inc..Chicago.1928
30pp . wraps. 9 full page relevant color illustrations (1 is centerfold).  Illustrations by Helen Chamberlin.  The story of Santa Claus' desire to have a son when he suddenly appeared in the room.  He named him SANTASON who behaved and performed perfectly, just as Santa would.  Well accepted by the elves, especially SOLEM-NOME, DROLL-DOLL-NOME and DRESS-UPNOME.  They celebrate with a totem pole dance and a party.  SANTASON helped with preparation of toys and eventually Santa asked his son to accompany him on Christmas Eve.  Santa surprised SANTASON with a new plane and life was good... The story concludes with the author suggesting that children embrace and love SANTASON as much as they love Santa. (Guess it didn't catch on...) The back cover indicates it was given as a souvenir at SANTASON’S first visit to America by The Rike-Kumler Company. Dayton OH.  Measures 9 1/4" x 6".  OCLC - 1. The Rike-Kumler Company was a department store in Dayton Ohio.
Uncut Sleeping Beauty Paper Doll Sheet No. 0106. McLoughlin.New York.1911-1913
A 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 5 3/4" Sleeping Beauty  paper doll seated at a chair with a spinning wheel attached.  4 outfits and a tiara.   Reverse is blank..
Snapshot - Young Child stands with Giant Gingerbread Man. .Essen Germany.1929
A 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" snapshot photograph depicting a 3 or a 4 year old  child standing next to a life-size gingerbread cookie holding a pipe.  Of note the child appears  nonplussed by the life size cookie --Perhaps a photo with a friend... Info on reverse  Essen West, Willie Sanoje 4-3-29..
George F. Murdock Composition Notebook for the Winter Term of George F. Murdock. .Stow, MA.1879-1880
A composition notebook for twelve year old George F. Murdock during the winter term of his "3rd Class". It has thirteen (13) short essays, short stories, and/or sample letters with subjects ranging from Paul Revere, a description of what is in the classroom or seen from his window, and a short story of about a man on the moon. Murdock himself would late go on in life to become an educator and high school principal. It is clear that some of these entries were graded as the majority have a grade written on the top in pencil. Presumably each assignment was graded out of ten points, and Murdock received 9's, 9.5's, and 10's. Below are some excerpts from the composition notebook: "This man lives in a yellow farm house which contains sixteen rooms. Besides the house the man has a a woodshed, a large barn, and a farm containing one thousand acres which covers the surface of the moon. His farm is a very valuable one requiring but little attention except in harvest time' so the man has a good deal of leisure and makes himself very comfortable. He is the only person found on the moon; but once a balloon containing several persons lost it sway , and while trying to get back to the earth it touched the moon near the man's house. The people were kindly cared for by the man and after several months they set sail for the earth which they reached safety..." - Excerpt from "The Man in the Moon", January 8th, 1880 "One Thanksgiving evening when I had been indulged at the supper table more hat usual I went to bed while the clock was striking eight and was soon asleep. I dreamed I was preparing to go to Europe. I spent a week packing my trunk and arranging things at home so that they would be preserved until I returned. I arrived at the depot which seemed to be somewhere in New York and went aboard the train for Boston. On reaching that city I hired a hackman to carry me to the wharf. After riding about ten hours the hack stopped; I stepped out and found myself in a forest. I gazed around for a minute and turned to speak to the coachman; but he, the carriage, and horses were all gone. Suddenly night came on, and it began to rain. After many wanderings I found an opening in a rock; I entered and found a large room under the rock with supper waiting for me to which I bountifully helped myself, and then went to bed..." - Excerpt from "A Dream", January 26, 1880 Tan wrappers, lined interior pages, two thirds full. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4". George Frederick Murdock was born March 8, 1867 to Charles Nathanael Murdock (1835-1904) and Julia Ann Temple (1841-1873) in Hopkinton, MA. He had at least one sibling: Charles Henry Murdock (1865-?). He married Abbie Barker Wade (1867-1939) on February 9, 1893 and had three children: Arthur Wade Murdock (1893-?), Evelyn Louise Murdock (1897-1980), and Frederick M. Murdock (1911-1995). George was the Principal of Major Victor E. Edwards High School in West Boylston High for twenty six (26) until his retirement in 1938. His date of death is unknown.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Illustrated by CCarey Cloud and Harold BLentzThe Illustrated Pop-Up EditionPleasure Books, Inc..Chicago.1934
Illustrated boards.  Unpaginated. Frontispiece and in-text black and white illustrations throughout. Three (3) double page pop-ups in fine condition. Measures  9" x 8". Light edgewear covers..
 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.
Wilhelm Busch Mar and Moritz: A Story in Seven Tricks with "Bender" dolls. Braun & Schneider.Munich.1952
56 pp. hard cover with applied litho. Profusely illustrated in color with comic characters - Mar and Moritz.  Accompanied by a pair of bendable dolls in the image of the characters in the book.  Measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4'. .
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
Nancy Pritchard White Nursery Rhyme Puppet Book. Jack Built Toy Mf'g Co..Los Angeles.1957
An 11" x  13" litho on press board spiral bound book.  Edited and Illustrated by Florence and Bob Dalton,   There is  one die-cut stage page with proscenium on the front  and directions  for use on the reverse or “the behind the scenes”.  There are also eight (8) quarter page nursery rhymes pages with the verse on the left pages and an image of the backs of the heads of the audience on the right.  The stage is designed with three slots to insert the base of the stick puppets.  It includes 16 stick actors and prop puppets with a die-cut  character(s) on top of each stick. They are stored in captioned slots on the inside front cover that also displays instructions.  .  The verses include Little Miss Muffett, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Jack Be Nimble, Georgie Porgie, Little Bo-Peep, and Hey, Diddle Diddle.  Night scene on back inside cover.    . Scuffing and surface wear. Complete.
Warja Honegger-Lavater (illustrator) Little Red Riding Hood, A Modern Artist Book. The Museum of Modern Art.New York.1971
Little Red Riding Hood is an accordion style folding book that tells the classic tale using abstract symbols rather than written language. At the beginning of the book there is a legend of  symbols- colored dots or geometric shapes- used to tell the story. For example Little Red Riding Hood herself is a red dot, the wolf is a black dot, the house is a brown square and grandmother is a blue dot. By using these pictorial symbols, the artist, Warja Honegeer-Lavater, reinterprets the tale into a brightly colored abstract book that allows the tale not to be constrained by the text. The original book done by the artist and published in France in 1965 by Ateliers Arte Paris. MOMA recreated the artist's book in 1971. This book is considered to be one of the first known 'modern artist books', was a part of a fairy series done by Honegeer-Lavater that included such works as: Little Tom Thumb, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. Maroon boards slip case and covers. Paper cover labels on slip case and covers. Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2".. Warja Honegger-Lavater was born in Winterthur, Switzerland in 1913 to Emil Lavater and Mary Lavater-Sloman. She studied at Zurich School of Applied Arts, and after graduation she became a successful graphic designer. She married Gottfried Honegger in 1940 and had two daughters, Bettina and Cornelia. She moved to New York in 1958. She died on May 3, 2007.
Heinrich Oswalt Unter'in Marchenbaum, Under the Fairy Tale Tree. Frankfurt am Main, Literary Institution of Rutten and Loeing.Germany.1877
A book of fairy tales and fables whose title of Unter'in Marchenbaum, translates to "Under the Fairy Tale Tree". The roughly translated titles of the stories included in the book are: "Spring, the North Wind, Mamsell Pimpernell, the Giant and the Dwarves, Karlchen Nassweis or the Moon Journey Against Will, The Strong Hans, the Birch Mermaid Glamor Ruth, the Child in the Glasshouse, the Mohrenkind, Dom Kinde Who Does Not Want to Sleep, the Fairy Tale of the Long Nose, From the Sugar Hugo, From the Easter-Haas, From the Lion and the Crocodile, Sweet-toothed Cat and the Three Dogs, the Watchful Ravens, Rainbow Bowl, Christmas Fairy Tale, and Sandman." With the exception of the tile page, each page has a hand-colored illustrated by Eugen Klimsch.  These illustrations are brightly colored and often depict the humorous portions of the stories. Red (not original) covers. 32 pgs. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" In German..
Sketches at the Zoo from a Comic Point of View
13 pp. (pagination includes inside covers)  Cover title only. Chromolithograph wraps.  "There's no place in the wide, wide world as funny as the Zoo".., And so it begins, a profusely illustrated book with several captioned vignettes per page with animals in human situations.  The rhyming narrative represents the animals point of view on how they are often treated unfairly by the human visitors, the animals point of view on live in the zoo and playing on the demands of humans in general. Fine two page illustration at center titled "Parliament at the Zoo" wit the Lion residing, the wise owl listening overhead  and the pelican speaking his mind. Various animals old protest signs. The end to the poem is recapping the animals and concludes "Just pay a visit to the Zoo and see how you'll enjoy it." Measures 9 1/2" x 12". OCLC -3 (Feb. 2021)
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"
3 Uncut Series No. 0100 - 3 Young Girls with costumes. McLoughlin Bros..New York NY.1911-1913
Three (3) different 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet with a 6" paper doll  with 5 costumes and 3-5 hats or wigs for each. Each costume is holding an object and includes a school outfit, party dress, night shirt, a coat and  additional type of garment specific to the individual. The hats are two-sided for placement on the dolls head. Matching letters provide instructions for easel assembly.  Instructions upper right. .
 The Girls' Delight Paper Dolls - Number 4 w 4 costumes, envelope & accessory. Clark, Austin & Smith.New York.1858-1860
A 5 5/8" tall paper doll.  The arms, head and upper torso are color printed, the remainder is blank by design.  She holds a folded fan in her hand. Four (4) elaborate hand finished costumes and one shawl.  With original envelope. Story with moral printed on front.. NELLIE - a young lady of the "upper ten," --- with dresses, &c. sufficient in number and elegance for a prince of "the blood." Nellie has reached the age when mothers must "look out" for their daughters, unless they wish some youngster to come along and snatch them away, and take them off out West, or some where else, just as it happened to my friend Nellie. A nice young man saw her, "was captivated by her many charms -- as will he might be -- and now she is gone.  Her mother has just discovered that she cannot spare her. MORAL.  Mothers must beware of "the Beaux," before it is too late. Illustration - Howard p.23
3 Uncut Series No. 0104 - Mother and 2 children and costumes. McLoughlin Bros..New York NY.1911-1913
Three (3) different 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" uncut sheet of paper doll  with costumes and hats for each. Sheet A is a 2 1/2" infant with 7 outfits a carriage, bath tub and many accessories.   Sheet B is a 5" little girl with 5 costumes and two-sided hats and numerous toys relevant to the costumes. A charming approx. 5 year old redhead.  Set C  is 6 1/2" mother with a wedding gown and 4 elegant costumes, 2 tiaras and a hat..
 Cinderella & her 6 Costumes. Clark, Austin & Smith.New York NY.1858-1860
A 4 5/8" hand colored paper doll and her six (6) costumes. The doll is printed on heavy stock. The costumes are printed on the front  with a plain back that slips over the head to keep the costume in place . Believe this to be a mixed set of both Clark, Austin & Smith and McLoughlin Bros. paper dolls.  Both sets are identical, with the exception of the McLoughlin set having one additional costume. The doll is definitely Clark, Austin & Smith, as there is no back ground base.  The sixth dress from the McLoughlin set is the gown with the outstretched arm wearing an evening cape and gown. Guess this is the best of both worlds.
La Belle au Bois Dormant et le Prince Charmant (Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming) Paper Dolls. Unknown.France.c 1890s
No. 74350. An embossed die-cut litho on heavy card paper doll or pretend play set.  It includes two (2) 8" dolls Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming.  They are shown in scenes as adolescents and young adults. The adolescent scene he sleeps adjacent she on a fainting couch. They each have three (3) full costumes with additional hats and collars.  Also includes back drops, spinning wheel and other accessories.  Appears complete. .
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)
Rennee Kellett & Gwen Divison Typescript & Illustrations: Unpublished Book - Grannie's Book of Fairy Stories. .London.c1960s
Includes two stories titled The Story of King Hippus-Woppus & Queen Lovely Lady and The Strange Adventures in the Forest, of Little Diamond-Eyes. The first is 44pp long. The characters include King Hippus-Woppus, Lovely Lady, Kim Dymo (Lovely Lady's Father the King), Katta-Wann-Shee (sorcerer), Princess Dream-of-Delight, Araminta (the Cat) and Mr. Whiskers, Prince Braveheart, Princess Happy-All-the-Day, King Kee-Hiley, Queen Lotus Blossom, Prince Ti-Yemminnots, Chinnamooni (sorcerer), Robert the Raven, Prince Kiska and the Great Scientist.
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.