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 [PÉRE CASTOR]., Jeux de Formes. Compostitions de Serge Wischnevsky. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1934.
[PÉRE CASTOR].
Jeux de Formes. Compostitions de Serge Wischnevsky. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1934.
. 4to. (23.7 x 28 cm). Pp. 24. Without the two sheets of cardboard, as often. With lithographed illustrations printed in green. Original pictorial wrappers, with minor staining. First edition. A well-preserved children's book with bold and stylised figures. The Pre Castor Albums. Paul Faucher (Paul Francis) launched this series of children's books in Paris in the 1930s. He wanted to produce a library of high quality that would also improve children's self-expression through images. Talented illustrators were hired, some of whom were in the forefront of the Russian avant-garde. The albums became very popular, translated and reissued many times.
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Book number: 120863
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.39 | £UK 164.5 | JP 22106]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, children, barn, france, french, frankrike, illustration, lithographs

 BALÇZS, BÉLA / KOZMA, LAJOS (ILL.):, Testvérorszâg. A j gyerekeknek mesélte karâcsonyra (Sister country. Told for the good children). Gyoma, Kner Izidor, 1918.
BALÇZS, BÉLA / KOZMA, LAJOS (ILL.):
Testvérorszâg. A j gyerekeknek mesélte karâcsonyra (Sister country. Told for the good children). Gyoma, Kner Izidor, 1918.
. 16mo. Size: 10 x 13.5 cm. Pp. 59. With six full-page coloured plates. Publisher's pictorial boards, cloth spine, rubbed. Some leaves with small corner loss. First edition of this unusual Hungarian children's book illustrated by Lajos Kozma in a characteristic Art Nouveau style. The book was issued by Kner Publishing House as one of a series of three children's books, of which another one is Anna Lezsnai's "Mese a btorokl". Bla Balzs was a Hungarian - Jewish film critic, writer and poet. He was the writer of the scenario for Bartk's ballet "The Wooden Prince". Lajos Kozma was one of the foremost Hungarian architects and interior designers of the early 20th century. He joined "The Young Ones" a group of architects influenced by the "Vienna Secession". His early works were created in Art Nouveau style but later, through Art Deco, he found his way to the International Modernism.
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Book number: 120337
€  550.00 [Appr.: US$ 639.81 | £UK 502 | JP 67546]
Catalogue: Hungary
Keywords: Hungary, children, literature, art nouveau, juvenile, barnbok, hungry, hungrian, ungern

 
BARTO, AGNIYA:
Bratishki: Stikhi (Brothers: Poems). Moscow, Detgiz, 1934.
. Square 8vo. Pp. 16 including covers. With many coloured illustrations by Georgiy Echeistov (leading Soviet graphic artist). Text in Russian. Original coloured paper wrappers, spine chipped. Loose in binding. First published in 1928, reprinted many times. A lovely example of Interknizhka by one of the most famous Russian children's book authors at this time, Agniya Barto (1906-81). A collection of lullaby poems focused on children from different parts of the world: Chinese, African, Indian and Soviet babies. It was published as part of Proletarian Internationalism which formed the core of the 1920s Communist pedagogical doctrine by showing troubled lives of those living outside the Soviet Union.
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Book number: 120992
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.39 | £UK 164.5 | JP 22106]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, russia, russian, russe, children, illustrated, propaganda, interknizhka,

 
[PÉRE CASTOR]. COEUR, FERDINAND:
Quinze Jeux sur Table. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, 1936.
. 4to (24 x 28 cm). Pp. 16 and six coloured card board sheets (two with the cut-out parts missing). The text describes different kinds of card games. Publisher's pictorial coloured wrappers. First edition.
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Book number: 120864
€  80.00 [Appr.: US$ 93.06 | £UK 73.25 | JP 9825]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, france, french, frankrike, spel, barn, children, jeux, illustrated,

 EEKMAN, NICOLAS (ILL.) / GAUTHIER-VILLARS, MARGUERITE (COMP.):, Voyageur immobile. 33 petits poèmes dont un avec musique. Textes, dessins en couleurs et agréments de Eekman. Musique de Mlle. M. Gauthier-Villars. Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1933.
EEKMAN, NICOLAS (ILL.) / GAUTHIER-VILLARS, MARGUERITE (COMP.):
Voyageur immobile. 33 petits poèmes dont un avec musique. Textes, dessins en couleurs et agréments de Eekman. Musique de Mlle. M. Gauthier-Villars. Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1933.
. Small 4to. (19 x 24.3 cm). Pp. 73, (1). With 16 colour lithographs, one coloured plate of music and 25 text illustrations. Publisher's coil binding, pictorial front cover, some light wear to covers. First edition of this charming book with poems for children together with lovely imaginative illustrations. (Not one of the signed copies). Nicolas Eekman, a Belgian-born artist who in 1921 settled in Paris and was a part of all the artistic movements of the time.
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Book number: 120865
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 325.72 | £UK 255.75 | JP 34387]
Catalogue: Old & Rare Books
Keywords: Old & Rare Books, children, music, french, france, frankrike, barnbok, illustrated, avant garde,

 [CHILDREN BOOK / MODERN ART]. HEERUP, HENRY:, Legedage (Playdays). K¿benhavn 1969.
[CHILDREN BOOK / MODERN ART]. HEERUP, HENRY:
Legedage (Playdays). K¿benhavn 1969.
. Royal folio. Size: 62.5 x 57.4 cm. Album including preface (one page) and eight brightly coloured lithographs mounted in passe-partout. Signed and numbered by Heerup. Publisher's half cloth portfolio with colour decorated boards, original ties. First edition, number 75 of 100 copies on vlin d'Arches. (Another twenty-five copies were issued for collaborators). Printed by J. Chr. Srensen and published by Centre Graphique in Copenhagen. An outstanding work by the great Danish artist Heerup illustrating his childhood. Henry Heerup (1907-99) worked all through his life with painting, sculpture, etching and drawing. He was not concerned with the need for originality in art, preferring instead to reach a wide public rather than creating superior art for museums. Heerup was a member of the Cobra movement and participated in its exhibitions at Amsterdam in 1949 and at Lige in 1952. Heerup first became famous for his junk sculptures. He created eccentric and strange figures made out of old bedposts, broken toys and old trash which he found on his daily bicycle rides. It was as a painter and graphic artist that Heerup gained his popular breakthrough. He developed his own unique and imaginative style where the fundamental source of his narrative is ordinary life; everyday settings including love, family, children, sex, etc. This work is devoted to Heerups' own childhood, illustrating: The young Henry playing with a huge dog, riding a bike when he lost a gramophone, beaten by the schoolmaster, dressed up as a knight battling bedbugs, dancing to a street organ, sharing the Christmas porridge with a cat, climbing up onto the roof of a tram, a policeman chasing naughty boys, etc. Rare. Collectors often frame the lithographs and very few complete copies of this book have thus survived. Ref. Holstebro Kunstmuseum and Arken Museum of Modern Art ("Henry Heerup: Faith, Hope and Charity" 2003).
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Book number: 120903
€  4800.00 [Appr.: US$ 5583.8 | £UK 4380.75 | JP 589490]
Keywords: Scandinavia/Nordic, children, juvenalia, art, modern, cobra, illustrated, danish, denmark, danmark, lithograph,

 
HWANG, YUNTZE & SHUSIEN, HSIAO / SCHERCHEN, HERMANN:
Chinesische Kinderfreuden in Bild, Wort und Musik. Zurich, Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1946.
. Oblong 4to. Pp. (46). Text in Chinese and German. With 16 fullpage colour plates from painting by Hsiao Shu-fang. Publisher's cloth backed decorated paper boards. Contains music and poems for children delightfully illustrated with four colour plates for each of the four seasons.
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Book number: 99999
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 186.13 | £UK 146.25 | JP 19650]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, music, exploration, poems, musical, children, kinder,

 
LEBEDEV, VLADIMIR VASIL'EVICH (ILL.) / MARSHAK, SAMUIL:
Ochota (The Hunt). [CHILDREN'S BOOK]. Leningrad 1968.
. 4to. Pp. (12) and twelve b/w plates. As issued in original folder, worn and with some stain. Internally fine. A later edition, originally published in 1925 with chromolithographs. This copy no. 318 of a limited edition. A rare children's book illustrating hunting from different parts of the world including seals, bears, tigers, crocodiles, hippos, kangaroo, etc. Vladimir Lebedev was one of the most creative artists of the Soviet avant-garde and became famous for his geometrically-shaped images of the poems of the renowned poet Samuil Marshak.
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Book number: 121006
€  120.00 [Appr.: US$ 139.59 | £UK 109.75 | JP 14737]
Catalogue: Russia
Keywords: Russia, russia, russian, russe, ryssland, rysk, children, barnbok, illustrated, avant-garde, oxota, ochota,

 
MATSUOKA, SAIKIYO:
Phrases in English and Japanese, Elementary for the Children. Tokyo, Meiji 5 (1872-73).
. Pp. (9) including Japanese title, English title and preliminaries. Followed by 85 leaves of text in English and Japanese (Kanji, Hiragana and Katana characters). Leaves folded in the Oriental fashion. At end colophon in Japanese. Original Japanese wrappers, with some wear. With red Asian stamps on title. Partly with some minor wormholes, mainly in upper margin. First edition of a comprehensive primer. Comprises a vocabulary accompanied with phrases using the listed words. See: Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies (1991), no. C27 (another issue with different pagination).
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Book number: 99297
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2326.58 | £UK 1825.5 | JP 245621]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, east, eastern, oriental, children

 
MAY, JACQUELINE:
MAY, JACQUELINE: Orange d'Or. Petite fille de l'Empire du Milieu. Illustrations de Ch. et Th. Delattre. Grenoble, Editions Dardelet et Cie, (about 1946).
. Small 4to. Pp. 60. With many lovely coloured illustrations in the text. Publisher's pictorial paper covered boards, cloth spine (small repair). Binding somewhat shaken but still firm. A charming children's book about a Chinese girl celebrating her 10th birthday describing the festivities, meals, tours and shows.
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Book number: 100603
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.39 | £UK 164.5 | JP 22106]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, children, story, fairy tale

 
PUSHKIN, ALEXANDER / KONASHEVICH, VLADIMIR (ILL.):
Skazka o rybake i rybke (The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish). Moscow & Leningrad, Detizdat, 1936.
. 4to. Pp. 16. With colour illustrations. Publisher's pictorial boards, rubbed. Old inscriptions on front end paper and old library marking on title. Second edition (first 1922) of this famous Russian children book illustrated by Konashevich. It was written by Pushkin in 1833, and published multiple times.
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Book number: 120990
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.39 | £UK 164.5 | JP 22106]
Catalogue: Southern Africa
Keywords: Southern Africa, russia, russian, russe, children, barnbok, juvenalia, illustrated,

 SMITHES, MARION F.:,  Children of the Desert. With Photographs by W.H. Edgar. Kensington, Curtis & Davidson, 1910.
SMITHES, MARION F.:
Children of the Desert. With Photographs by W.H. Edgar. Kensington, Curtis & Davidson, 1910.
. Pp. (viii), 56. Missing front endpaper. With eight plates, of which seven made from photographs. Original brown paper boards, cloth spine, printed in black, and an image of a camel on upper cover. Initially and at end a little browned. First edition. A very charming work, probably privately printed, which tells us stories about life among the Arabs and Berbers around Biskra in the Algerian Sahara. Rare.
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Book number: 120661
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 581.65 | £UK 456.5 | JP 61405]
Catalogue: North Africa
Keywords: North Africa, north africa, algeria, afrique, african, arabian, arabic, desert, travel, exploration, youth

 LABYRINT-SPELET. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME]., Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
LABYRINT-SPELET. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME].
Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
. Colour printed sheet (72 x 62 cm). Printed in green, black and orange. Rules and instructions printed outside the labyrinth. Original envelope with a coloured lithograph pasted on front cover. A Swedish game in the form of a labyrinth. The players have to get through the maze lined with nasty animals to reach the beautiful maiden at the centre. With three small almost invisible holes but overall in very good condition.
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Book number: 120257
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 255.92 | £UK 201 | JP 27018]
Keywords: Scandinavia/Nordic, design, game, games, spel, sweden, swedish, svenskt, familj, barn, children, family, maze

 
TAYLOR HEADLAND, ISAAC:
Our Little Chinese Cousin. Boston 1903.
. Pp. 88 + adv. pp. 10. With eight plates made from photographs and many illustrations in the text. Original cloth with a colour illustration on upper cover, somewhat rubbed and lightly stained. First edition of this charming story for young people written by an American missionary serving and teaching in China.
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Book number: 120581
€  260.00 [Appr.: US$ 302.46 | £UK 237.5 | JP 31931]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asie, asiatic, children, juvenile,

 WESLEY, JOHN:, Instructions for Children. And the Lord's Prayer, Creed, and Ten Commandments. English & Cingalese. Colombo, Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
WESLEY, JOHN:
Instructions for Children. And the Lord's Prayer, Creed, and Ten Commandments. English & Cingalese. Colombo, Wesleyan Mission Press, 1818.
. Small 8vo (10.1 x 14.7 cm). Pp. 29. Parallel text in English and Sinhalese. Original wrappers, chipped along edges and small piece of lower rear wrapper missing. The paper is very brittle. Original envelope as presented. Early imprint from the Wesleyan Mission Press. The British Methodist Mission to Ceylon was initiated by Dr. Thomas Coke. Together with seven other missionaries he left Portsmouth in December 1813. Coke himself died on board the ship but in June 1814 the other missionaries arriving at Galle (southern tip of Ceylon). The Wesleyans acquired the presses and equipment of the Colombo Auxiliary Bible Society in 1816 and started to print publications under William Martin Harvard's supervision. (Ref. Nigel Seeley). The original envelope has an inscription (in an early 20th century hand) reading: "For Mrs. H. W. Hill's Museum with P.W. Robert's compliments. The enclosed is in all probability the first specimen of printing done at the Wesleyan Mission Press Colombo and is exceedingly rare". However the first known works printed by the Wesleyan Mission Press are dated 1817 (see Clair). It means that this little book cannot be the very first specimen but one of the earliest pieces printed at the press. Ref.: Colin Clair, The Spread of Printing, Eastern Hemisphere India, Burmam, Ceylon, p.73-5. Nigel Seeley, Bibliography of Ceylon Imprints.
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Book number: 120670
€  1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1279.62 | £UK 1004 | JP 135092]
Catalogue: Ceylon
Keywords: Ceylon, ceylon, sri lanka, singalese, sinhalese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, religion, religious, children, school,

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