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Volvelle, Wheel, Early Learning
Baltimore MD: Dvorine, Israel, . Three (3) different 3 1/2" x 7" early learning educational volvelles with mirror images both sides. They include a circus that various animals occupy, a magician's box with different objects appearing and disappearing and a fish tank with various tropical fish. Marked B14, B24 and.....
Learn to Read, Early Learning, Chromolithography, Children's Illustration
Paris, France: Phosphatine Falières, c1900. Chromolithographed alphabet book advertising Phosphatine Falières, a patent medicine that purports to aid digestion. Features a playful illustration on the upper wrapper of a school teacher instructing her class in front of a blackboard, with the class dunce scowling in the corner. Features illustrated initial.....
Mathematics, Tables and Formulas, Arithmetic, School books
New York: Samuel S. & William Wood, 1842. A handy pocket-sized guide to arithmetic with additional tables of roman numerals, federal and British money, weights, lengths, measures, and even book formats. 24mo (4.5" by 3.75"), pp. 24, "Stereotyped by Richard C. Valentine" of New York. Sewn in original illustrated light.....
children's books, fairy tales, fairies, princesses
London; New York: Frederick Warne & Co. 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.....
Spelling Bees, Community Events
Maytown, Ohio: Marietta Times, 1887. B at the B! The local spelling bee, that is, in Maytown, Ohio, on February 22, 1887: "There will B prizes! There will B music!". Measures 10.25" by 6.75", verso blank. Ink stamp to recto.
children's books, religion
London: Benjamin Pardon, 1850. Produced by the The Religious Tract Society. 32 pages; green paper wrapper, cover has decorative border. Engraved frontisepiece, decorative elements on title page. Story focusing on religion, morality, and devotion to God. 2 3/4" x 4". OCLC-1 (Aug, 2018).
Ornithology, Grade School
Redwood Falls, Minnesota: Redwood County Public Schools, 1938. A charming award book privately printed for Redwood County Public Schools, titled "Birds of Minnesota". Each leaf has on its recto an illustration of a native bird, along with a printed form certifying that the student has attended school for twenty days.....
children's books, religion
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, ca. 1850. 8 pages, bound in tan paper wrapper with decorative border and circular vignette, printed in blue ink. Engraved quarter page illustration. One book from an 11-book set. 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". OCLC- 2 full sets; 0 individual (Aug, 2018).
Nursery book, nursery rhyme, mother Hubbard, Mother goose,
New York: Platt adn Munk Co Inc, 1939. A charming children's book full of Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations. In addtion to the classic rhymes the book also features several short stories, such as "Good Doggies" and "The Quack Quack Family". There is also an ABC section to the.....
Children's Toys and Games, Card Games
Cincinnati, Ohio: The U.S. Playing Card Company, 1921. A book of games for children using old decks of playing cards: "Decks of cards which no longer 'slip' easily interfere with the pleasure of grown-ups but to kiddies they offer material for much entertainment and not a little instruction disguised as.....
Child Development, Embroidery
c1920. A 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" The Child's Delight No. 2 Embroidery Outfit. Complete and unused with 6 doilies , 12 embroidery skeins and 3 embroidery needles. Imagery of little girl happily embroidering on envelope and needle envelope. The paper envelope the kit came in is toned due to.....
Cleveland, Ohio: The Goldsmith Company, 1928. A very charming acrobatic ABC alphabet, with each letter featuring clowns forming the letters out of paired contorted poses. For the letter "C": "Entwined like this we bend and curve Our bodies in the air, And thus we make as fine a C As.....
Educational, Counting, rhymes, Anthropomorphism
Racine: Whitman Publising Company. 1938. An unnumbered 12 page illustrated sewed linen-like paper story book (including covers) that are full of rhymes meant to help a child learn to count. Published by Whitman, it has the number 943 printed on the back cover. Each rhyme is accompanied by a colorful.....
linen book, Saalfield's Muslin Books, anthropomorphism, nursery books, early learning, This Little Piggy
New York, NY; Akron, OH; Chicago, IL: Saalfield's Publishing Company, 1910. This charming linen book tells the classic finger and toe counting nursery rhyme 'This Little Piggy'. Each page features a line from the rhyme, such as "This little pig has some nice roast beef", with a corresponding colorful illustrations.....
Illustrated Children's Books, Primers
New York, New York: Huestis & Cozans, Between 1842 and 1849. A charming pint-sized illustrated primer produced by Huestis & Cozans, a publisher that operated from 1842 to 1849 (cf. 19th cent. American Children's Book Trade Directory). Includes illustrations of animals, children, and various everyday objects, alongside rhymes and brief.....
Paper Dolls, Advertising, Developing Reading Skills, School, Teaching
Boston: Ginn Basic Readers, 1950s. The five dolls consist of three children, Tom, Betty, and Susan, along with two animals Flip, the dog, and Pony, the horse. The included instruction sheet gives suggestions as to how the paper dolls might be used in a classroom to ready children for and.....
children's books, picture books
Albany, NY: E. H. Pease & Co. 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".....
Early Learning, Illustrated Children's Books
London, England: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Two (2) illustrated ABC books by Raphael Tuck & Sons, both part of "Father Tuck's First Lesson Series" and illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. They include: "Her ABC". Mabel Lucie Attwell (illust.). London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Oblong 8vo (8.5".....
Children's Books,Natural Science for Children
Concord, New Hampshire: Ralph Merrill, 1843. A scarce miniature children's book on quadrupeds with illustrations of five different animals (beaver, raccoon, sloth, otter, and goat). Includes a brief description of each for the budding naturalist reading the book. 32mo (3.25" by 2.25"), pp. 8, illus., sewn in original printed yellow.....
Children's Serials, Morality, Early Learning
Boston, Massachusetts: Benjamin H. Greene and L.C. Bowles, 1833. A lovely, well-preserved copy of Juvenile Repository, a serial publication for children published in 1833. Includes sections teaching children how cotton and silk are produced and "How Flies Crawl with their Feet Over Their Heads". Also includes a story titled "The.....
Soil Conservation, Farming, Climate and Environment
Auburn, Alabama: Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1947. An illustrated children's book teaching young people about soil conservation and responsible farming published by members of the Resource-Use Education Workshop at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Now Auburn University). Sam and Sue discover the wonders of weather, gardening, and conservation of plants, soil, and animals.....
New York: McLoughlin Bros. 1850. unnumbered. Printed yellow paper cover illustrated in black and red, text with black and white illustrations throughout. The story of Margery Meanwell and her struggles. She and her brother are orphaned and Margery has only one shoe. She is taken in and given two shoes.....
Transformation, US Presidents, Childhood Ephemera
8.13: c1900. Housed in a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" illustrated envelope with an image of George Washington at left. It is Series 5. Millard Filmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan. Directions indicate using a light pencil to rub over the page and the picture of a present and his.....
New York: American Tract Society, c 1867. 32 pp. Applied marble cover, two stories 16 pp each. Two stories, Mary Ann no. 51 , discusses a new Sabbath school in New York and Little James no. 52, which describes a boy who memorizes Dr. Watts' First Catechism before he could.....