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Children's Illustrations, Perrault, Adaptations, Morals and Cautionary Tales
London, England: Darton and Co., 1840s. A scarce edition of fairy tales in verse for children with hand-stenciled illustrations, published by Darton and Co. It features adaptations of the following tales: Little Red Riding Hood; Blue Beard; Cinderella; Little Thumb and the Ogre; Puss in Boots; Whittington and His Cat;.....
friendship album, autograph album, poetry, quotes, drawing, sketches, watercolor, WWI, original art
United Kingdom. A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover. The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle.....
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.....
Advertising and Promotion, Illustration Art, Visual Culture
1880-1930s. A collection of over 50 cover illustrations selected for first impression attraction to the color image. Spanning 50 year from the 1880s through the 1930s. Consists predominantly of booklets with a few programmes, a box top etc. The collection may be used in many ways to understand the use.....
advertisement, poster, print, design, event, charity, play
Connecticut: c1925. Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event. "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be.....
Panorama, Concertina, transformation, Lord Mayor
Seven Dials, W. C. W. S. Fortey. When closed measures 4 1/2" x 6". Paper wraps. Opens out to an 80" hand colored procession with the Lord Mayor concluding the procession. Created in four sections and glued together.
Lace paper plates,
texte par Méry. Histoire de la mode par le comte Fœlix.i, texte par Méry. Minéralogie des dames par le comte Fœlix. - Les Parures, fantaisie par Gavarni, texte par Méry. Histoire de la mode par le comte Fœlix. Volume two of two with frontispiece and 15 plates engraved by Geoffroy.....
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.....
Signed by the Illustrator
Chicago: Merrill Company Publishers, 1958. Large format linen-like picture book alphabet with imagery and text relevant to the alphabet letter. Unnumbered pages. Measures 13" x 9 1/2". Vibrant color. Autographed by the illustrator. Vivian Robbins.
Soldiers Periodical, Sailors Periodical, War Chronology, Poetry
32pp illustrated wraps. An illustrated magazine consisting in part of short biographies of distinguished Heroes. Includes "The Flight at Kenesaw", the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic and much more. 12 mos subscription $2.50 Measures 8" x 5 1/2". Although it is indicated as vol. II no reference.....
NY: Stephen Daye, Inc., 1945. Spiral bound litho on board. Includes five (5) tab operated moveable plates- a soldier, a queen (crone) a princess and gold in a tinderbox. All mechanisms work well. Measures 8 3/4" x 7" slight wear on cover edges.
Allegories, Christianity in Education, Anthropomorphism
New York, New York: Stephen M. Crane, c1845. A children's book about two lambs "intended to instruct you in some very important knowledge. The lambs are very much like children, which they are intended to represent. The Good Shepherd is the Lord Jesus ... the roaring lion is the chief.....
illustation, watercolor, ink, drawings, comic, comic strip, comic book, advertisements
c1920s - 1940s. A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works. A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold.....
Children's stories, Conduct of life, morals
Philadelphia, PA: Fisher & Bro, Fisher & Denison, c1850. 192 pp. Cloth stamped boards. Miniature book. Wood-cut drummer boy frontisepiece. This book has several short stories along with over a half a dozen charming black and white illustrations to go along with. A list of the stories found within are.....
Katharine Sturges, Beatrix Potter, Bluebeard
Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1932, First. In a darker story for Beatrix Potter, she retells the classic folk tale of Bluebeard. It is told from the perspective of Anne, the sister to the eighth wife of Bluebeard. 154 pages. 12 full page illustrations done by Katharine Sturges. First edition, first.....
Maurice Sendak, Anthropomorphism
Kingston, New York: Battledore Ltd., 1995. These boxed prints are from the original blocks that were made for first private edition of 1901, including images that did not get included in the commercial publication. There are 34 gorgeously done prints, brown ink on 100% cotton, acid free paper. Each printed.....
Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit books
New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 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.....
Indians, American Indian, horse, horses, cowboy, Indians of North America, Ranch life
Kansas City, MO: Tell Well Press, 1949. 29 pp. (unpaginated) children's book, tells the story of Danny Morgan, his cousin Melissa, and their friend Eagle, an Indian boy, as they solve the mystery of the phantom silver stallion. Called a "corking good story", it is chalk full of vibrantly colored.....
Snow White, fairy tales
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 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.....
engraving, flyer, tabernacle, prosthelytism, Advertising and Promotion
St. Louis, MO: W. E. Stephens, 1895. A flyer for the sale of "The Tabernacle of Witness", an engraving done by Cora Massie Stephens (1856-1943). The engraving was being sold by William Edward Stephens (1850-1918), Cora's husband and owner of W. E. Stephens & Co. (eventually renamed Stephens Lithographing and.....
classics, adventure, cast away, island, robinson crusoe, shipwreck, survival, shipwreck survival, solitude.
Chicago, IL: Thomspon & Thomas, 1872. A 'profusely illustrated' version bound in publisher's gilt stamped and pictorial blue cloth boards. The novel also has an autobiographical memoir of the author, and a life of Alexander Selkirk, to whose residence on the island Juan Fernandez inspired the novel. There are over.....
Hawaiiana,Pacific Islands,Pele,Woodcut , ABAA-RBMS-2023
N.pl. N.p., 1928. A rare privately printed book of verse by the poet Doris Durst, with with woodcut designs by M.C. Maxwell. Includes twenty (20) short poems from the perspective of an American woman falling in love with Hawaii, incorporating the Hawaiian language. Maxwell interprets the title of the volume.....
Dorothy N. Knight, interactive
United States: Dorothy K. Werblow, 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.....
Advertising to Children, Children's Story
New Jersey: H.M. Voorhees & Bros, c. 1915. The clothes company shares a story that tells of a bunch boys getting into adventures and troubles. 10 pp. Self covers. Each little man gets a short, few line verse about their activities, like the first smoked his dad's cigar and got.....