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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.
 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.
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 Big Picture Series: Cock Robin. McLoughin Brothers.New York.c1870
24 pp (including wrappers). There are six full page color illustrations. The book tells the story of how the cock robin died, and the funeral the rest of the woodland creatures gave him. The story is told in verse. The illustrations are beautifully done, utilizing a solid black background to emphasize the colors in the foreground of the illustrations. Measures 10 1/2" x 9". Some edge wear, and missing surface litho. Front cover missing some small pieces of the corner. Sewing repair on spine. General soiling and toning due to age. One interior page has a tear, approximately 3 inches long, but it does not impact the text on the page.
Little Boys and Girls ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1884
12 pp (including covers). Each page has three to four letters on it. Each illustration is accompanied by a corresponding letter. On the bottom of each page is the description, such as "N Nosegay. O Owl. P Parrot." On the front and back interior covers there is a more detailed alphabet poem that matches the illustrations. "N is a Nosegay Besprinkled with dew, Picked in the morning, And given to you. Measures 9" x 6". Covers fully detached. Previous owner inscription on the first page. Interior pages show moderate foxing and toning, with some small stains that do not impact either the text or the illustrations.
Image mock-up for Tier-Kinder-Garten: ein lehrreiches buch fur kleine Leute (animal-kindergarten, an instructive book for little people)Paul MeyerBremen, Germanyn.d. ca. 1942
illustrated applied cover, Image mock-up for book. Heavy card stock pages with illustrated color papers attached, each picture is of an animal and some pages are a collage of the habitat. 7 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Frances Brundage Snow White and Rose Red. 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.
The ABC in Verse for Young Learners. Kiggins & Kellogg.123 & 125 William St. New York.1856-7
This alphabet is as charming as it is tiny. 16 pages, paper wrappers. The first two pages has the alphabet listed in capital and small letters. The remaining pages have two letters each, with one woodcut illustration representing one of the letters. Each letter gets two lines, and the two letters on the same page are rhymed. "A was Aunt Agatha, A benevolent nun; B was a Butler, Who was fond of his fun" "W was young Walter, Who met with a fall; X was Xtravagant, And so he spent all" Publisher's address given on front wrapper as 123 and 125 William St, they were at that location from 1856-7. Measures 3 1/2" x 2".
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". .
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" .
Dorothy N. Knight Take the Children. Dorothy K. Werblow.United States.1951
Take the Children is an unique, interactive story, that involves the reader in a game. 24 pages. It is representative of Dorothy N. Knights signature style. Spiral bound litho on heavy paper covers. The book begins with six children from different lands boarding the ship. The children are actual die-cut 5 1/4" children dressed in regional attire from England, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland and Norway.  The objective is to insert the appropriate child in the slot in the map of his or her homeland. The last two pages show the children in their appropriate countries.  7 1/2" x 9 3/4"..
Jonathan Swift Aunt Fanny's Fairy Tales: Gullivers Travels. McLoughlin Bros.New York.c. 1865
In a shortened, and selected, retelling, Gullivers Travels becomes a story for even children to enjoy. 24pp. There are publisher advertisements on the back cover. Broken up into two chapters, "Gulliver's Voyage to Lilliput" and "Gulliver's Travels to Brobdingnag". The two chapters being contrasts of Gulliver being a giant and Gulliver being very tiny. It is full pages of text, and seven (7)full page, hand-colored illustrations to pair with it. The story remains recognizable and the format the same, but pared down and simplified for the children. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4".  OCLC - 5 Jan 2019..
Rambling Rhymes For Little Ones. McLoughlin Bros.New York.
8 leaves, one-sided; white paper wrapper with illustrations and decorative elements on the front cover, printed in green, brown and gilt. Includes four stories: The Little Man and His Gun --  The Selfish Old Woman -- A Capital Cure For Rats -- How Lady Butterfly Spent the Day. Total of 4 full-page color illustrations, with one for each story. Back cover lists the titles in the "New Picture Books For Little Children" series. 6 3/4" x 10 1/4" .
Home Kindness; A Picture Gift Book for the Children. McLoughlin Bros..New York.c1870
Unpaginated. Illustrated Wrap. 6 full page lithograph illustrations. Verses include Unwilling Pussy, Lucy and Dash, Be Kind to They Father, Be Kind to Thy Mother, Be Kind to Thy Sister and finally Be Kind to Thy Brother.  McLoughlin advertising back cover. Measures 9 1/2" x 10 3/4".. Cover wear with edge chips and light staining.
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.
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
14 pp (including wrappers, linen book) The cover depicts a boy and girl, playing a drum and a toy horn respectively. The first two pages of the book have each page divided up into 12 squares, with one letter and small illustration in each square. The words used for each letter are basic, such as 'D Ducks' and 'T Tub'. The letters 'I' and 'J' are combined into one square, with the descriptor as "In Jail". There is no letter Z. Besides the alphabet, there are eighteen short lessons, often listing a few new words and a short poem to go along with the. There are six half-page color illustrations that go along with the lessons and illustrate the short poems. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" . Covers show surface wear, particular some cracks in the illustrations. Pages are soiled and toned due to age, particularly on the top edge. There is a faded inscription made by a previous owner on the front cover.
Laurent De Brunhoff Babar's Moon Trip. Random House.New York.1968
The classic children's character Babar got a fun pop-up twist in this story of his adventure to space. 19 pages. The books starts with the announcement of Babar's plan to go into space to the moon, and as the story follows through the preparations and the trip, there are a variety of pop-up structures, pull tabs, and other movable pieces meant to involve a child in the story. 8 1/2" x 6".
Old Mother Bruin and Her Foolish Cubs. McLoughlin.New YOrk.1874
Gilt enhanced chromolithograph wraps. 6 leaves. 6 full page color plates. The adventures and misadventures of a mother bear and her cubs.  Back cover promotes McLoughlin products  including info on Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series, Gilt Cover Picture Books and more. Measures 9" x 10 3/4".. Sewing repair on backstrip. First text page and plate page appear to be reverses.
Lily's Picture Book. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1890
This book includes four poems and their corresponding full=page, color chromolithographs. The poems are: Sister Nell, Dollie, Golden Hair, and Dog Shaggie. The images themselves are richly colored. The front cover is green with gilded accents. The main images is of a trellis with climbing ivy. There are four smaller images depicted within circles. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 3/4". Missing the top left corner of the front cover. Minor stains to the corners near the bindings on both the front and back covers. Interior pages are slightly toned and soiled due to age.  Interior cover page has an inscription from a previous owner (Carrie K Knox, North Sterling Connecticut).
Margaret Evens Price The Land of Nod. Stecher Litho. Co..Rochester, NY .1916
This children's book is beautifully illustrated by Margaret Evens Price. 12 pages, with a stapled thick-card wrapper cover. The full color and three  color lithographs in the book perfectly exemplify the ability of the Stecher Lithography Company. Shared with the colorful lithography is a sweet story, told in verse, about a mystical fairy land that children can visit in their sleep.  The text and illustrations share the pages, bringing together the story and imagery to create a fanciful experience. 13 1/2" x 7" OCLC - 0 (Oct. 2018). This title is part of a larger series issued by the Stecher Lithographs Company. Most are illustrated by Margaret Evens Price, but few are also written by her as well. Price is a well-known artist and illustrator who lent her talent to many books.
Momberger, William Visit to the Menagerie, Aunt Louisa's Big Picture Series.. McLoughlin..
6] leaves, [6] leaves of plates.  18 chromolithograph illustrations. Cover illustration of running lion.  Rhyming story is titled Visit to the Zoological Gardens.  The first illustration depicts children on sedan chair riding an elephant. Numerous animals depicted. Measures 10 3/4" x 9".  Back cover promotes New Picture Books for Little Children. 71 & 73 Duane St., NY. . Light to moderate cover wear.
Our Jungle Friends . Saalfield Publishing Co..Akron, OH; New York, NY.1927
A whimsical book that teaches the reader about a variety of different animals, even those that don't live in the jungle. The book itself is die cut into the shape of a seated tiger. Each page features several beautiful colorful illustrations of multiple animal with accompanying rhyming text for each animal. The animals pictured and described within the book are: bears, camels, alligators, deer, hippopotamuses, kangaroos, elephants, giraffes, quicca possums, rhinos, sea lions, tigers, monkeys, lions, ostriches, porcupines, vultures, walruses, yaks, and zebras. An example of one of the rhyming texts for the animal is: "Out for a sunning and an airing is this old Rhinoceros; Beware his ugly temper, for he is always cross! But though he is so spiteful, he has a friend - how queer, A little bird who tells him when any danger's near." It appears as though this book was a part of the series, as written on an interior page is "Saalfield's Cut-Out Picture Books", with a list of the three other books in the series: "The Owl and the Bee", "Topsy Tabbykins" and "Little Froggie Green". It is unclear how this book is a cut out book though, since this pages are double sided, and if you cut out one animal, you would ruin the illustration of the animal on the backside. 16. pages. Die cut covers into the shape of a tiger. Staple bindings. OCLC 0 (Apr 2020, does have earlier versions) Measures 10 3/4" x 6".
The Religious Tract Society  Alphabet House. Religious Tract Society, Kronheim and Co..London.c1870
New Series Toy Book. 12 leaves, plus covers. This alphabet book incorporates the letters into their own little story, as an opening poems explains that the 26 letters went on holiday together and to find out what they saw. 12 pages, with yellow card wrappers, print on one side of page only. There are six full pages of brilliant color illustration, which depict the scenes of the letters. There are four little scenes per illustrated page, with the letter they represent in the upper corner. It is paired with a full page of text, four letters a page, with a few rhyming lines each. The letters "Q" and "R", "V" and "W", as well as "X" "Y" and "Z" respectively share scene. Around the text, acting as a boarder, are varying Bible quotations as well.   "F fed the Fowls: how eager they came/Clucking for food: it would fill me with shame/ If children, forgetting themselves did the same" "X, Y, and Z, were sorry that they/ Had found little to see, to hear, or to say;/ But hoped to do better the next holiday" Measures 10 1/2" x 9" .  OCLC - none (October 2018).
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).
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".
Little Brown Koko Coloring Book
21 pp black and white with gray cover unused coloring story book.  Stereotypical imagery Black American imagery,  illustrated by  Dorothy Wagstaff. Measures 11" x 8 1/2".  Unused.
 Grandpa Pease's Tom Thumb. E. H. Pease & Co.Albany, NY.
8 leaves, green paper wrapper with small illustration of children playing in a park surrounded by large decorative elements. Hand colored illustrations throughout.  half-page illustrations and two full-page illustrations. Back cover has a list of "Popular Games and Toy Books for Young People" also published by E. H. Pease & Co. Measures 10" x 7"..
 Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
16 pp (including covers) This is a primer meant for young children. It starts with the alphabet, printed in upper and lower case, and continues on to numbers and vowels, and eventually from sight words to small sentences, to short descriptions. There are thirteen hand colored engravings (including the cover illustration which is repeated later in the book). There is a rather unusual page towards the beginning of the primer. After the pages of the printed alphabet, but before the page showing numbers and vowels, there is a page of what appears to be random letters. At first glance, one would assume the letters are the consonants, (especially considering that the vowels are on the next page) however, there are several vowels among the letters. Additionally the letters appear to be in a random order. The image depicted on the page is of four Scottish men in kilts, brandishing swords.  OCLC- none (4/20/18).  Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2.. Cover and edge wear, particular at the corners. Fabric repair to binding, Toned and soiled due to age. Minor tears on paper's edges. Faint water stain at center of book throughout all pages (see pictures).
Vance Bourjaily The Girl in the Abstract Bed. Tiber Press.New York City.1954
Large folio with title page and thirteen silk screen prints by Tobias Schneebaum tipped on to heavy card stock with printed text by Vance Bourjaily at base. Loose pages housed in red printed folio, no. 250 of 1500, not signed, vibrant colored abstract illustrations. The humorous tale of a young girl and the unique and abstract items in her life; "kidney-shaped playpen" "British sports carriage" then  the encounter with her "reactionary Grandmother." 17" x 11". toning on card stock, repair on reverse of folio
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Tom Kitten - Blue . Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1907
85 pp. First American edition with blue paper boards applied stamp. here are 27 color illustrations that wonderfully depict the mischievous behavior of Tom Kitten and his siblings as they get into trouble. Potter, as was normal for her, took inspiration from the landscape and animals around. Beatrix Potter is the always dependable creator of captivating children's book, and this one is no exception.5 1/2" x 4" . N.B. This copy sold as Lot 46 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1904
85 pp. First American edition with original pale blue boards with applied stamp. Color pictorial endpapers. 27 wonderful color illustrations that depict the destructive mischief the two mice wrought on a doll house.It is the classic tale of two naughty mice by Beatrix Potter. Potter, as with most of her titles took inspiration from her surroundings, in the case her own pet mouse, who shared the name Hunca Munca. 5 1/2" x 4" . N.B. These two copies sold as Lot 69 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle . Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1905
85 pp. 27 color illustrations. Original brown-green paper boards with applied stamp. Illustrated end papers. Some fading on covers. The story of a hedgehog washerwomen is another classic from the world of Beatrix Potter.   The character is largely inspired by an actual washerwomen she knew. Combined with inspiration a beloved pet hedgehog, the famous Mrs.Tiggy Winkle was added to Potter's collection of stories. The brief Peter Rabbit cameo rounds out this cute short story. 5 1/2" x 4".. N.B. This copy sold as Lot 46 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Pigling Bland. Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1913
94 pp. First American edition. Brown paper boards with applied anthropomorphic stamp and color pictorial endpapers. It has 15 color illustration and numerous black and white text illustrations in order to accompany the story of a pig that is looking for freedom. Potter got inspiration from her own life on a farm and observing pigs, using them as models. It is everything that a Potter book can have, talking and dressed animals, near death experiences, and ultimately a happy ending. 5 1/2" x 4". N.B. This copy sold as Lot 46 at Christie's East, the Doris Frohnsdorff Collection, April 16, 1997.
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Frederick Warne & Co. 36 East 22d Street.New York.1908
85 pp. Green paper on board with applied stamp of dressed goose. 27 color illustrations. Color pictorial endpapersThis classic, first American edition, tale by Beatrix Potter is a charming story, with just that hint of mortal danger, exactly as can be expected from her. 85 page. The story of Jemima's determination to take care of her own eggs, when things goes awry. Original green paper boards cover and color pictorial endpapers depicting characters from her other stories. This short story is a great representation of Potter's work and all around skill. 5 1/2" x 4". Provenance: Christie's East. Beatrix Potter. The Doris Frohnsdorff Collection. Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, first Editions and Epphemera.  Wednesday, 16 April 1997.
Beatrix Potter The Tailor of Cloucester. Frederick Warne & Co.New York.1903
85pp. Green paper on board with applied litho label. Color frontispiece of dancing couple in period costumes).  26  colored illustrations.  The classic Beatrix Potter story about a nice tailor and thread wielding mice who repay his kindness. It was one of Potter's personal favorites of the stories she has written. First American edition. The illustrations, with fully clothed mice and coated cats, represent all the hallmarks of Potter's illustrative work and adds great visuals to a sweet story. Dark green paper boards. 5 1/2" x 4".. Inscription on title page, given as a Christmas gift 1903. Provenance: Christie's East. Beatrix Potter. The Doris Frohnsdorff Collection. Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, first Editions and Epphemera.  Wednesday, 16 April 1997.