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eclectibles, paper dolls, paper americana, ephemera, paper toy, menus, travel americana, children's books, valentines Octavo lace paper valentine, wood valentine, Windsor valentine, forget me not, Dresden scrap,
An octavo size valentine with lace paper cover backed with fine silk mesh and watercolor red roses with green vines and gilt embellishment. It depicts a woman standing in a garden setting. The open area amongst the tree canopy above has an applied intricate Dresden scrap of a bird’s nest.....
Pop-up Books, Chromolithography, Children's Tales, Childhood Friendship
London and New York: Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton & Co. A charming illustrated children's book of poetry and prose with four (4) two-page pop-up spreads depicting: a farmer and son plowing a field with horses; a sleeping child among a gentle flock of sheep and lambs; four children playing.....
poem, st. patrick, love songs
Boston, MA: J. G. & H. Hunt, . A song sheet featuring two songs, Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman. There are two woodcuts on the top of the sheet. The first wood cut shows a suitor sitting on hill surrounded by various items, including a shield emblazoned.....
Strong, Valentine, Guitar, Dog
A single fold valentine depicts a young women in a garden setting playing the cello. She has on a pink dress with a blue pinafore. Her right foot holds her music in place. The dog is adorned in a pink rose head piece and is up on his hind legs.....
toy, sand toy, sand, milk, cow, dairy,
Paris, France: 1890s. This paper toy depicts a woman on one side milking her cow and a little girl drinking milk at the table on the other side. Both the little girl's glass of milk and the stream of milk produced by the cow are tissue paper with a capsule.....
New Haven: S. Babcock, c. 1840s. 24 pp. Yellow illustrated paper cover, illustrations of all animals referenced. Part of Babcock's Moral, instructive and amusing toy books. Each animal included has multiple anecdotes. Animals include the lion, tiger, elephant, dog, camel, horse, and bear. 6" x 4" staining, some tears in cover.
cows, farming, russia
Petersburg, Russia: State Publishing House, 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......
broadside, advertisement, advertise, dry goods, bee, bees, bee hive
Alliance, Ohio: King, Weikart & Warren, 1872. A broadside advertising the store called the Bee Hive located in Alliance, Ohio and owned by King, Weikart & Warren. It was store that sold a variety of dry goods, with this specific broadside advertising their hosiery department, dress goods department, black alpaca.....
chap book, short stories, birds, animals, morality, Redfield's Toy Books
New York, NY: Kiggins & Kellogg, [1856-1866]. This book is a part of the Redfield's Toy Books series, which consisted of four series of twelve books each. Fifth book, first series. The books were reprints of books first published in 1850 by J. S. Redfield, another New York Publisher. This.....
trade catalogue, fish, aquarium, animals
St. Louis, MO: Beldt's Aquarium, 1933. A trade catalogue for a store called Beldt's Aquarium, which sold various aquarium supplies, such as the fish, aquatic plants, other aquatic animals such as turtles, outdoor water plants and the equipment need to house the animals. The catalogue contains black and white illustrated.....
university of maine, turtle, dinner party, party favor
Orono, ME: 16-Mar-05. A program from a small dinner party, entitled "The Turtle Islanders, Thursday March 16, 1905", which most likely refers to Turtle Island in Winter Harbor, ME. On one of the interior pages is a play on the poem "The Lay of the Lobster" which appeared in a......
nursery rhyme, verse, poem, picture book, dog
London: Frederick Warne and Co, c1870. 18 pp (including wrappers), blue covers with printed blue and red illustration of a dog holding a bouquet. Tells the classic story of 'Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog". The book is printed on paper pasted over linen. Measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/4".....
Anthropomorphism, Fiction and Fantasy, German Language, Birds
Munchen: Braun & Schneider, 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.....
Anthropomorphism, Fiction and Fantasy, German Language, Animals
Munchen: Braun & Schneider, 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.....
New York: Merry-Day House, Inc, 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.....
Rochester, New York: Stecher Lith. Co., 1916. A whimsical flight through "Clown Land", with large chromolithographed illustrations of circus acts including a donkey and clowns, a polar bear on a slide, trained elephants and "educated seals", chariot races, and the "Queen of the Arena" balancing on the back of a......
Birds, Fern Bisel Peat
Akron: Saalfield, 1929. 25 pp. This book was written with the cooperation of Genieve Reily. Tells several stories about Tommy and Jane and their interactions with birds. Fern Bisel Peat has beautifully illustrated this book in both color and B&W drawings. The book is blue hard cover with no dust.....
Chicago: P.F. Volland Company, 1922. Applied illustrated black and pink hard cover, A Volland Book to Read and a Doll to Cuddle, trademark, color and black and white illustrations by Erick Berry. The adventures of a lonesome puppy looking for some one to cuddle with. He watches the people to.....
Zoo Animals, Interactive
New York, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1941. A very charming interactive children's book starring Mr. Luke, a harried zookeeper who needs help putting the animals back in their cages at the end of the night. Each of the eight die-cut animals, ranging from "Trunko" the elephant to "Humpo".....
anthropomorphism, animal children,
P.F. Volland, 1913. In original box. 95pp. Illustrated litho on boards. Rhyming verses by named animals with color illustrations of animal child on each page. Illustrated end papers. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Illustrated books, children, chromolithography
London, Paris & New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, . A charming and beautifully illustrated Raphael Tuck book for children, written by Edric Vredenburg. Bucolic scenes of life on a farm populate the pages, focusing particularly on the myriad of pets and animals who play with the children who live.....
anthropomorphism, bird children
P. F. Volland & company, 1912. In original box. 95pp. Illustrated Hard Cover. Rhyming verses by named birds with color illustrations of bird child on each page. From Sir Rook to Sandpipers and Petrol Charming imagery Illustrated end papers. Book in very good condition. Measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/4".....
Fables, Animals, Moralistic Tales, Children's Stories
New York, New York: Wm. H. Murphy, c1850. The third installment of "Uncle Frank's Fables for Children", published by Wm. H. Murphy in six individually published (but continuously paginated) parts. This part tells the story of The Fir and the Bramble, followed by several other short moralistic tales. Most are.....
children's books, poetry, rhyming, animals, flowers, horticulture & gardens
F. Fechner, . A short book of eight rhyming poems meant for children. Each page features a new poem and a corresponding hand colored illustration. All stories take place outside and the majority of which include an animal, such as a cow, goat, sheep, dog and bird. One poem features.....