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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.
Die Kleinsten Schon am Telefon (The Youngest on the Phone). Junior International.Germany.1970
This book was intended for toddlers, and would show two children having a make believe conversation on a phone. Such as a young girl ordering food from the local baker for her guests - a group of her dolls. The illustrations are colorful and bright. On boards, 6 pgs. In German. Measures 9" x 8" . Cover wear, particularly on the back cover where there is a scratch all the way across. Edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages. Binding is cracked on center interior page.
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.
Bruce Patrick Jones The Beauties of Bollywood, Glamour and Drama in the Cinema of  India. .2004.
This paper doll book features four different Bollywood stars and costumes that they wore in some of their movies. The stars featured in this book are: Alman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Sushmita Sen. The costumes portrayed in this book are from the following films: Dastak, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Devdas, Mission Kashmir, Fiza, Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, and Radheshyam Sitaram. This book was designed by Bruce Patrick Jones as a souvenir  for the 2004 Paper Doll Convention in Providence, RI. The theme of this convention was 'Cavalcade of Stars'. Four cut out dolls. Book Size: 12" x 9" Number of Dolls: 4 Doll Size: 10" No. of Costume Pages: 6 (includes cover page that has one outfit) .
Trott et L'escargot
Trott et L'escargot
Price: $35.00
16 pp including covers illustrated French reader. n. d. c1930. Profusely illustrated with charming imagery depicting daily adventures of a small child. He encounters strangers, the mysteries of a a garden, a flock of sheep, a bull and much more. Muted tones.  Dear. Measures 71/4" x 10 3/4". Edge wear.
Eia-popeia (well known children's songs)AWA.Germany.
unpaginated. Applied color illustrated board cover over cloth spine,black and white decorative illustrations on text pages, opposite pages full color illustrations by Mogens Heinz Brockmann. Well known children's songs, entirely in German. 8 1/4" x 10". wear on cover, text block lossening
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,
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Oeuvres Enfantines: 15 Nouvelles Rondes Enfantines, Op 37 [Children’s Work: 15 New Children's Rounds, Op 37]. Sandoz, Jobin and Co..Paris, France.1904
10 pp, Cover depicts nine children dancing. The illustration is in color along with some decorative flowers. While the entire works of Oeuvres Enfantines by Jaques-Dalcroze contains a total of 15 rounds, this only has # 626, "La Ronde des Saison Fleuries', which roughly translstes to 'The Round of the Season's Flowers'. It is a song about the different seasons of flowers. A the end of the score, it also tells a teacher how to perform the song. Measures 12 1/4" x 9 1/4".. Soiling and toning due to age. Covers are partially separated.
Alfred Guttmann and Karl Lutge Kinder Lieder [Children's Songs]. Deutscher Arbeitersängerbund [German Workers' Singing Association].Berlin.1926
24 pp, Kinder Lieder: Erstes Heft, zwei- und mehrstimmige lieder und Kanons für kleine und große kinder, which roughly translates to: First Edition, two- and three-part songs and canons for young and old children. The front cover is printed in two colors, with the title and border design in blue and a line drawing of three children of varying ages singing in red. Each song in the book also has illustrations depicting the song. Some of the songs in this book are: Alle Vögel sind schon da [All the Birds Are Already Here], A, B, C, die Katze lief im Schnee [A, B, C, The Cat Ran in the Snow], Ein Männlein steht im Walde [A Little Man Stands in the Forest], and Der Kuckuck und der Esel [The Cuckoo and The Donkey].  In German. Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2'.. Minor toning and soiling due to age.
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 9, Hermann=Paul Juven. Paris. 1907
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. René Georges Hermann-Paul (1864-1940) was a French artist and illustrator. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". some tears in cover, foxing starting, all text in French, has glassine cover
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.
Wir lernen die Uhr! (We Learn the Clock). ..1950s
8 pp. Litho on board throughout. German lnaguage. A book that teaches young children how to read the clock. The cover has a clock on it with movable hands, (missing from the book), so they can change the time. The book takes a group of children through their day, and at which time they should get up, get ready, eat breakfast, etc. The illustrations are in color and absolutely charming, in every drawing each child has bright rosy cheeks.Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" . Missing the movable clock hands that attached to the front cover. Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Minor soiling on interior pages.
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.
Beatrice Bradshaw Brown. A Paris Pair: Their Day's Doings? E.P. Dutton & Co. New York. 1923
59 pp. Applied illustrated cover over cloth spine, color illustrations by Barbara Haven Brown. A story of brother and sister, Jean and Jeanette, and their daily routine. A poem begins with the time of day, beginning with eight o'clock and is then followed by an illustrated page. The day ends with twenty o'clock. Occasionally words written in French. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".  staining, binding, sewn inner binding has come apart
Spielende Kinder
Spielende Kinder
Price: $55.00
16 unnumbered page picture book with litho on board covers.  Full page color illustrations with two line caption beneath each. A German language book depicting children in difficult or unfamiliar social situations and a bit of an explanation as to how to resolve. Bright colors. Measures 11 3/4" x 8".  Marked No. 450.
Caumery. Bécassine pendant la Guerre (Snipe during the War). Gautier-Languereau. Paris. 1932
61 pp. Applied color printed cover over cloth spine, written in French, illustrated end papers, color illustrations throughout by J.P. Pinchon. The beginning of World War I, Snipe appears to be a servant. She is uncertain what is happening in the world. Pages include short skits with illustrations of Bécassine depicted in a humorous, cartoonish way. 12 1/2" x 9 1/4" . some wear on cover edges, pages darkening but does not alter the text or illustrations, entirely in French
Hört Ihr Leute!
Hört Ihr Leute!
Price: $60.00
6 unnumbered pages printed on heavy stock/board.  Four (4) full color illustrations with text describing how a child should behave in different social and safety situations.  German language book. Measures 8 5/8" x 11 3/8".  Marked 1692/64/9
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.
 Penityrol Synergie Antibiotique, Patent Medicine Advertising Postcard. .Paris, France.19694
An advertising postcard for a patent medicine called Penityrol.  It was a synthetic antibiotics created to help combat diseases that are transmitted through the air or to help minimize the possibility of an infection after a surgery. What makes this advertisement extremely charming are the anthropomorphic lab rats featured on the  front of the postcard. There are two rats just outside a doctor's office (the Doctor's name is Ratibus). The first rat is standing on his hind legs and is holding a checkered handkerchief, either blowing his nose or holding in a sneeze. The second rat is again standing on his hind legs, but hunched over in pain. He has a red handkerchief tied around his head, and his hand is clenching his jaw on one side. Presumably this rat is suffering from a tooth ache. The back of the postcard has information about the product in French. There is also an address for a Dr. Kohn, whose office is located in Paris. The postage stamp provides the date, December 26, 1953.  Measures 6" x 4 1/2"..
Je Sais Lire -  Deanâ™s Rag Book
12mo. 12 pp linen picture book. Vibrant colors with descriptive title for each. Measures 4 5/8" x 8 7/8: Vibrant color. Machine stitch along fold.
Les Maitres Humoristes=Numero 7, Lucien Metivet Juven. Paris. 1907
unpaginated. Printed color paper cover, periodical, sketches with quotes. "Les Maitres Humoristes: Les meilleurs Dessins, Les meilleures Legendes" translates to  the Comedian Masters; the best drawings, the best legends. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930/32) was a French poster artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and author. A collection of cartoon sketches with quotes entirely in French. 9 1/2" x 6 3/4". small tears in cover spine, all text in French, has glassine cover
Johann Strauss Kinderspiele Polka Française, für das Pianoforte, op. 304 [Children's Games, French Polka for the Pianoforte]. Wien, C. A. Spina..1866
7 pages, cover has a floral decoration along with the image of six children dancing in a circle. The inside cover contains a list of of other songs published by Johann Strauss and his two brothers Josef and Eduard. In German.  Measures 13 1/2" x 10 1/4".. Inscribed. Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on inside front cover.
 Gustav Hinstorff, Bookseller and Stationer, Book Catalogue. .Chicago, IL.November 1883
A catalogue of German books from a bookseller named Gustav Hinstorff, located in Chicago, IL. The books he was selling were muslin bound book with color illustrations originally sold by a bookseller in Philadelphia. The catalogue was mailed to "Amana Society, John Heinemann Esq, Middle Amana, Iowa". Middle Amana was a part of the Amana Colonies which was a group of seven villages settled in 1856 by German Pietists who were fleeing persecution in their homeland. There is also an orange return envelope for the order. Double-sided, single page flyer. Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/4" (flyer)..
ABC De Los Niños [Children's ABC]
Luis Acosta Moro [Illustrator]. 1960. A Spanish ABC book for young children. As this is the Spanish alphabet, it includes their extra letter 'ñ' as well as two common Spanish sounds, the 'ch' and 'll'. Each letter has one to three examples of a word that starts with it, as well as corresponding bright and colorful illustrations. Some examples of the words used are ballena [whale] for 'B', chino [Chinese] for 'CH', huevo [egg] for 'H', ñandú [rhea, an ostrich like bird] for 'Ñ', and vaca [cow] for 'V'. Yellow illustrated hard covers, with the front depicting a young boy dressed as king with a sword (used within the book as rey [king] for 'R'), and the text "sueños infantiles" [childhood dreams]. The end papers also feature colorful illustrations of objects and people, most of which are not seen within the book. The book also has a page listing other children's books by the same publisher. 28 pages, with yellow pictorial hardcovers. Spanish. OCLC 2 (Mar 2020). Measures 8"x 6".

La Visite a la Ferme [The Visit to the Farm]. Olivier-Pinot.France.c1876
24 pp (including covers) Eight (8) full page color plates plus the cover.  All with extreme detail. Plus black and white vignettes.  Tells the story of a man and his three children, Marie, Sophie, and Jules, when they visit a farm in the French country side. While there they see cows, learn how to milk them and make butter and cheese. Additionally they go to the barnyard and see a variety of animals, and participate in the harvest of the vegetable fields and fruit orchards. Lastly the children take a trip to the wine cellar. OCLC - 1 only (3/2018).   Inscription from a previous owner 1883. In French. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 3/4". Edge wear, covers partially detached at base (approximately 2 1/2"). Covers glued to margin top portion of book. Two stains on the front cover along the top left. Pages are toned and soiled due to age. Inscription by early owner.
 Au Bon Marche, Changing View Card of a Servant Girl into Queen . .Paris.c1900
A chromolithography trade card from the famous French department and Curiosity Store, named Au Bon Marche. The front has a gold and floral frame with shutters that when moved, alter the image of a servant girl into that of a Queen. The back of the card features an advertisement for the store. Printed on cardboard. Printer: Leopold Verger. Measures 5 1/4" x 3 3/4".
Toni Wagner-Schilffarth. das Einmaleins (Multiplication Tables) in cheerful verses and images. Verlag der Kinderwelt.Leipzig, Germany.[1935]
18 pp. Illustrated board. Rhyming multiplication verses with relevant illustrations displaying the appropriate number of multiples described in the verse.  Witty and charming.  Printed in German.  Cover and title page only in Sutterlin script.  Art Deco influences cheerful illustrations. Measures 10" x 8 1/4'. .
Lettersheet with an Engraving of the German Peace Festival . ..[1871]
The German Peace Festival was celebrated all across the US in most major cities (including but not limited to New York, Baltimore, Washington DC and even Honolulu! The festival was to commemorated the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The festival in the cities consisted of large parades with floats, soldiers in uniform, and German singers. The engraving itself takes up nearly the entire front page of the single fold unused lettersheet. The main portion of the engraving shows a parade serpentining the sheet, with a variety of parade floats, squadrons of men on horseback or marching in uniform, German and American flags, and marching bands. At the top of the page are three close ups of sections of the parade.  The first features several men in uniform on horses pulling a float with the Goddess of Victory, Nike, on top. The second features a large marching band with drum major at the front. The last image features another horse drawn float, however the float this time is of a giant top hat. This may or may not be in reference to the late President Lincoln. The base of the engraving is captioned with "Deutsches Friedensfest in Amerika [German Peace Festival in America] 187_". There is no indication as to which city this particular representation of the festival took place in. The interior pages of this lettersheet are lined. Single fold. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" (folded), 16 3/4" x 10 3/4" (unfolded)..
Bernhard Scholz Kindersang - Heimatklang, Deutsche Kinderlieder: German Children and Folk Songs, Volumes 3-4. .Germany.[1906]
This book is volume 3 and 4 bound into a single volume. Illustrated by Ernest Liebermann. There are twelve (!2) full-page color illustrations, five (5) additional half page (and less) color illustrations, as well as numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Inscribed on the front blank end papers. There are fifteen songs in each volume, thirty in total. Some of the songs found within the book are: Wer hat die schonsten schafchen (Who has the most beautiful sheep), Des Mantellied (the Mantle Song), Wanderlied (Migratory Song), and Aufder Wacht (On the Wakes). Illustrated board covers. Front cover depicts a young girl wandering through the woods holding a basket of flowers. There is a young boy in the back ground, sitting on a tree stump playing the violin. Measures 11 1/2" x 9".
Catalogus eorum qui munera et officia academica gesserunt, quique alicujus gradus laurea donati sunt, in Collegio Amherstiensi, Amherstiæ, Republica Massachusettensi.
Latin, college catalogue, Amherst College, schools & universities, foreign language, religion

A catalogue for Amherst College, in Latin. The title roughly translates to: "Catalog of Academic Faculty and Students who are Graduates of Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts." The catalogue begins with a list of its faculty members, the subject and time spent teaching at the college. It then with alumni, by date of graduation, and then alphabetically. There are symbols by some of the names, either to indicate their withdrawal from the college or their deaths. There is some penciling by the names when it appears that there was a printing mistake, such as a spelling error. Next, there is a list of those individuals who received honorary degrees from the school, also organized by year and then alphabetically. Lastly there is an index of all the students names, in alphabetical order with their graduation year. Printed by J. S. Et C. Adams. 34 pgs. Thread binding. Latin. OCLC 2 (Apr. 2020). Measures 8 1/2" x5 1/2".

General wear. Appears to have been previously bound with other periodicals. Crease fold. Some discoloration on cover.

Alf. Chas. Moss and Ellwood L. NewHard Polyglot Opera.  H.M.S. Pinafore, Burlesque Translation in Pennsylvania German. Allen W. Haines .Allentown.1901
16 pp. wraps. Advertisements precede and follow text pages. Includes the translation of the H.M.S. Pinafore oder "Das Maedle un Ihr Sailor Kerl, 'N translation fum dem bekannte Opera.   In two acts. Although the opera is in Pennyslvania German, the advertisements are in English.  Measures 9" x 6". .
Charles Diek Schweinchen-Schlachten,  Qurstchen-Machen, Quiek-Quiek-Quiek (Pig Slaughtering, Sausage Making, Squeak-Squeak-Squeak). Gerhard Stalling.Oldenburg.1932
16 pp unnumbered applied litho on board book.  The subtitle is funny toddlers rhymes for Mother and Child. Profusely illustrated in full color throughout with numerous rhymes per page., Illustrated by Else Wenz-Vietor.  Measures 9" x 11". .
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album.
Die Geschicte vom Münchner Kindl.(The Story of the Munich Child)von E. Escherich. Illustrirt von W. Schade.  Verlag von Philipp Hergl in München . ..
Title page with printed signature of illustrator dated 1891.  Embossed heavy stock covers. 16 pp. embossed die-cut shape book.  Die-cut in the shape of a boy monk.   Profusely illustrated in color throughout.  A young boy’s adventures in a monastery while living among the monks.  Printed in German.  Measures 12 ½” x 7 ¼”.   . edge wear on covers
H. Jannin Le Petit Poucet Lithographed Puzzle . H. Camus.Paris.c. 1870
This six piece wooden puzzle with applied depicts a critical scene in the life of little Tom Thumb. The color lithograph is done by H. Jannin depicts the two parents at a table by a fire with sad expressions, as the caption reveals that the mother and father have decided to "loose" Tom in the forest. The mother has her hands clasped beneath her chin and the father with a hand over his heart to convey the difficult decision they made. All the while, Little Tom is eavesdropping right behind them. The puzzle is simple and is doable for a small child. Measures 6 3/4" x 5". .
Animaux Sauvages  (Wild Animals). Raphael Tuck & Sons.Paris.c. 1890
The picture book has the letters of the alphabet on the inside front and back cover, as well as numbers 0-9 both in Roman and Arabic numerals. 12 page. The book is written in the French language, and has short descriptions of a variety of animals. Some of the animals featured are Zebu, Zebra, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Ostrich and Kangaroo. Each animal gets a full page illustration, four (4) are in color, along with a short paragraph of text that gives some basic facts. Measures 8 1/4" x 6".  OCLC -0 Jan 2019.   .
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..
V Hugh German-Hanoverian Party Political Poster. Hannoversche Buch u Kunstdruckerei A. Funke.Germany.c1918
German-Hanoverian Party  (GHP) was a conservative, federalist German political party of the early 1900s. It, like mainly other parties were disbanded in 1933 as the Nazi Party came into power. This poster showcases an image of a young man on a white jumping horse holding a yellow-silver split flag. This image is in front of a red circular background and has the phrase "Im Innen Frei Dem Reichetreu" on it, which roughly translates to  "Freely Inside, Faithful to the Realm". Underneath that image is additional text which states, "Demokratie und freies Hannover!" ("emcracy and a Free Hannover!) which refers to the province of Hanover, a part of the Kingdom of Prussia. In the German Revolution of 1918-1919, the DHP advocated for a free state of Hanover. In German. Measures 18 1/2" x 13 1/4".
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.
 A Collection of 30 Issues of Le Sourire, A Paris Journal. .Paris, France.1900-1913
A collection of thirty (30) issues of "Le Sourire", a French illustrated humorist serial publication under the direction of Maurice Mery and Alphonse Allais. It was a weekly publication, normally issued on Saturdays. Le Sourire, meaning the Smile, was launched in 1889 and ran continuously till 1939, with the exception a few brief years where publication ceased due to World War I. The serial was intended to compete with a similar journal known as Le Rire (The Laugh). Each issue features a color illustration on the front and back cover, while several black and white illustrations, ranging in size from small vignettes to full page works. Additionally there are short stories, articles, and advertisements (all in French). The magazines provided a great resource for both artistic and political Parisian culture at the time. The bulk of collection (22 issues) are from 1900-1901, however there are issues as late as 1913. The numbering of each issue was originally numbered consecutively, even as years past. At some point, they switched over to restarting the numbering at the beginning of each year, while including the year in publication. The issues within the collection are as follows: 1900 (12 issues): 38,39,41,44,45,46,50,51,52,53,57,59 1901  (11 issues): 63,66,73,74,75,81,88,91,96,97,98 1902 (2 issues): 116,147 1904 (1 issue): 224 1905 (1 issue): 304 1911 (1 issue): 13 Annee # 27 1913 (1 issue): 15 Annee # 27 Special Edition, No Date: A Travelers Les Ages Measure 12 1/2" x 9 1/2". To view the collection, click: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rzu68ismPkvk8aTf9 .
 German People's Party Political Poster. Muhlmeister & Johler.Hamburg, Germany.c1930
A political poster for Deutschen Volkspartei (DVP), otherwise known as the German People's Party, a German political party that was the successor to the National Liberal Party. DVP was founded in 1918 and was a "right-wing liberal" party. It was eventually dissolved in 1933 due to rise of the Nazi Party. The poster was aimed at the craftsmen and soldiers of Germany, and features an image of four men, in blue, walking. Mounted on linen. In German. Measures 29" x 18 1/2".
 Broadside and Catalogues in English and German including Kindergarten Materials. E. Steiger & Co..New York, NY.1894-95
A grouping of catalogues presented by E. Steiger & Co. for the 1894-95 scenes.  It includes catalogue sections titled for The best German picture books, The Best Books, Children and juvenile writings, sign templates and Kindergarten books, Calendars for 1895,  The most scholarly German books with a high discount on dealers, Ahn's (German to) American interpreter and British Periodicals, etc.  Measures 9" x 6".  Also includes a 9" x 11 3/4" illustrated broadside  depicting four (4) children working independently with Kindergarten materials.   It is captioned "The Genuine Froebel System.  Steiger's Kindergarten Materials - Gifts, Occupations and Books sold here. Catalogues on File".  Type face in red and blue print.  All found in an envelope addressed to The Amana Society, Middle Amana, Iowa. .
 Soviet Union Agricultural Feeding Program Poster. State Publishing House.Petersburg, Russia.1920
A Soviet Union propaganda poster printed by the State Publishing House the various types of feeds available for cows besides hay. The poster describes a 'feed unit', which refers to the nutritional strength of one pound of a force-feed fodder, which is normal a mixture of oatmeal, bran and corn, and is the supposed ideal feed for cows. The poster then details how various other vegetables, such as potatoes and turnips, compare to this ideal feed unit. Additionally the poster provides information how to calculate how much of these alternative feed sources would be needed to replicate the nutritional strength of one feed unit. This information is surrounded by a decorative border that at the top features an image of a cow's head surround by sun flowers and foliage. Mounted on linen. In Russian. Measures 39" x 23".
 World War II Allied Target Map of Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. .Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.[1944]
A World War II allied map depicting strike targets in the Chinese city of Qingdao, located in the Shantung Providence, also called either Tsingtao or Ch'ing-Tao. The city was occupied by the Japanese from 1938-1945, and during which it became a large urban center. While the map does identify potential bombing targets, Qingdao itself was never  really prioritized for heavy bombing during the war. The map depicts the city Qingdao along with its harbors: Taiping Wan (Iltis Bay), Iltis Bay and from the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor), Tsingtao Wan (Ch'ing-Tao Kou), Sia Kiang (Little Harbor). Ninety-four different locations, or strike targets, throughout Qingdao have been numerically identified which corresponds to a numerical index located along both the left and right sides of the map. It does not appear as though a priority  to the targets have been given on this map, however most of the targets identified are Japanese military installations, including several different Japanese military barracks, the Japanese Army Intelligence Headquarters, Japanese Navy seaplane hangars and ramps, and the Japanese Army motor pool, along with Japanese schools, businesses, and transportation facilities are also singled out.  There are several handwritten notes on the map, such a s a notation on the bottom right with states "to American Settlement & Beach (Japs Between)" along with an arrow pointing off the map. Wharf No. 1 in the Tai Kiang (Great Harbor) has been colored in with a red pencil. It is unclear why this was done. Few comparable examples for this map have been located, which suggest that most did not survive the war. It is to be noted that this item has been trimmed slightly which removed a white border and the word "confidential" located on the top left of the other copies of the map found. Additionally, while the map is undated, and the specific Allied country and military branch responsible for its creation are not named, at the base of the map it does say "Taken From H.O. Chart No. 5489", which was a map of Tsingtao Bay published in July 1944 by the Hydrographic Office of the US Navy Department. Single sided. Measures 20 3/4" x 18 3/4". .
Der Norreustsche(r) Lloyd und Die Schiffe Der Gegenwart [North German Lloyd and the Ships of the Present]. Norddeustscher Lloyd.Germany.c1889
A large format presentation or design book meant to showcase the opulent interior designs of the ships of the Norddeustscher Lloyd (NDL or North German Lloyd) shipping company. At the start of the book there are six pages of text, in German, that detailed the history of the company from its founding 1857 to their current fleet of ships in the 1880s. It focuses on showcasing to the reader how it compares to other companies, such as White Star Line, Inman Line and the Cunard Line. It focuses on the fact that NDL is known for making the fastest trips across the Atlantic Ocean, and that their liners are the luxurious. The rest of this book are photographs meant to illustrate just how spectacular and luxurious their ships are. The majority of the ships' interior was designed by a firm call A. Bembe based in Mainz, Germany. The book features 27 images from  photographs of a variety of interior designs done by A. Bembe however only 8 of the photographs are of NDL ships. The rest of the photographs are of rooms designed by the A. Bembe company but are not of NDL ships. The three ships featured in this book are the SS. Kaiser Wilhelm II which launched in 1889 (not to be confused with the Kaiser Wilhelm II 2 which was completed and launched in 1903 and is a black ship with 4 funnels), the SS Aller which was launched in 1886, and the SS Lahn which launched in 1887. A. Bembe was a company known for designing a furnishing some of the noblest palatial residences in Western Europe. The rest of the photographs are depict some of these residences, for example there are several photographs of different rooms of the Peles Caste (located in Sinaia and was built by King Carol I Romania). Some of the other interiors shown are from Villa Hallgarten in Frankfurt and homes of several prominent individuals in Bremen (the town where the headquarters of NDL was located). The 27 the images are from photographs on canvas mounts. The 27 photograph images featured in this book are spread over 26 pages (one page has two photographs, all others are full page). The covers of this book are leather, and the front cover has a deeply embossed elaborate design that depicts a young man sailing a small ship by himself. Emblazoned on the sail is the crest of NDL, which depicts a key and an anchor crossed in an 'X'. The company name, Norddeustscher Lloyd, as well as a small pendant necklace and bracelet worn by the sailor have gold tooling. Embossed leather covers with gold tooling accents. Marble end papers. 34 pages total, 8 pages of text on paper, 26 pages of images from photographs on canvas mount. In German. Measures 20 1/2" x 15 1/4".. Norddeustscher Lloyd (NDL or North German Lloyd) was a German shipping company founded by Hermann Henrich Meier and Eduard Crusemann in 1857. NDL would become one of the foremost shipping companies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1970 NDL merged with Hamburg America Line (HAPAG) to become Hapog-Lloyd AG which is still in business today.
Gebroeders van Arum De Schalkse Willem in Zesderlei Gedaante of de Verrassingen - Een Onderhoudend Geschenk voor Jongens. Met Zeven Gekleurde beweegbare Plaatjes
(De Schalkse Willem in the Sixth Form or the Surprises - A Entertaining Gift for Boys. With Seven Colored movable Pictures). Gebr Van Arum. Amsterdam. 1827  49 pp. litho paper on board.  Printed in Dutch. Accompanied by a 4 1/2" x 3" hand colored engraving on card of young Willem with 4 of the 6 original costumes to be applied to the boy to correspond with the stories in the book. His costumes include a gardener, an entertainer, a monk and a soldier.   Each engraved and hand colored.  The costumes lay on top of the doll, insert tab into slit on the left side of  card and then insert tab at base in slit.   All  housed in folio inside back cover.
J. T. Melchior A Comprehensive Manuscript Three Volume Language Series Set of Saxona, the Teutonic Element in the English Language, or A Primer of Anglo Saxon Words . .Jasper, IN.1915-1920
A three volume set that explores in depth the etymology of the English Language, in particular the Teutonic (Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, of which Anglo Saxons spoke) element found within the language. These three volumes were hand crafted by J. T. Melchior, and include the history of the Germanic Tribes invasion of what is now the United Kingdom, language charts, vocabulary lists, and mathematical analyses of English writing samples (mostly derived from newspaper clippings) to exemplify how many English words origins are Teotonic. The author's passion for this subject comes through from the very first page, the forward, where he states: "The bold Anglo-Saxon folk who settled in the merry England at a time now long agone [sic]; and their hearty speech - OUR MOTHER TONGUE - as it was in ye olden time and as it is spoken now, herein are told about in homely self-written words. JTM (all Saxon words)". The titles of the three volumes are as follows: Language Series Volume 1 "Saxona": The Teutonic Element in the English Language, A Primer of Anglo Sazon Words (1915, 120 pages), Language Series Volume 2, "Teutona", Anglo-Teutona, The Teutonic Element in the English Language (1920, 89 pages), and Language Series Volume 3, Indo-European Words, Language Charts (no date, 30 pages). The books also come with three printed maps, one hand drawn map, and five hand drawn language diagrams. J. T. Melchior is most likely John T. Melchior from Jasper, IN, who was a teacher for eight years before taking over his father's general store. Upon his retirement from his business, he dedicated his time to studying history and literature. Volume One has green marble covers with red accents while volumes two and  three have green covers with black accents, with a brad binding. The back cover of volume two has an embossed decorative design. Measures 9" x 8".. John T. Melchior was born on March 25, 1858 to John Baptiste Melchior (1823-1883) and Anna Schuler (1829-1906) in Jasper, IN. John was a sickly child, who due to a chronic affliction, was invalid from the age of seven to eighteen. He became a teacher and taught in the Ackerman adn Buechler (Indiana) township schools for eight years, before having to leave the profession due to a serious throat infection. He then worked at his father's general store, before taking over the business in 1907 upon his father's retirement. He married Mary Catherine Jochim (1862-1957) on November 22, 1881 and had four children: Nicholas Robert Melchior (1882-1912), Edward D. Melchior (1887-1916), Hugo Melchior (1890-1983), and Marcella C. Melchior (1899-1930). John retired from the general store (which was then taken over by his sons) in 1913, at which time he focused on his life long passion of history and language. He died on May 21, 1939 have a long illness, and is buried in Jasper, IN.
L. Majolino Pompeii, A Souvenir Book of Hand Finishes Pochoir - Frescos and Tile Works. ..1891
A souvenir album of Pompeii, featuring 15 hand finished Pochoir illustrations and one water color paintings of the frescos or tiling found in the ruins of Pompeii. The illustrations feature a variety of Roman and Greek Mythology and culture, such as Poseidon riding in his chariot, peacocks and sea serpents. There are several geometric images in the album as well that are most likely the tile flooring found in some of the villas. One of the more interesting tile work recreations in the album is entitled "Cave Canem" which Latin for "Beware of the Dog". This particular pochoir is actually of a piece of tile work found on the floor at an entrance to a villa in Pompeii depicting an attacking large black dog. The water color is not a recreation of a fresco or tile work, but rather an illustration of the bath house in Pompeii. Both the water color and the last engraving in the album appear to have been added in at a later date due to a change in the paper. With the exemption of those to images, all have an embossed caption, "Pompeii, L. Majolino in Napori [Naples]". On the back of some of the illustrations, is a similar caption, but written in pencil with the date. Majolino was one of the first people to sell photographs of Pompeii. It is most likely these engravings were done from his photographs. The illustrations are contained in a brown leather album with gilt decorative elements on the covers, as well as gilt edged interior pages. One of the images in the book is a duplicate. Measures 12 1/2" x 10" To view the item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/omkoxizo3UePyPnJ9.