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(CRANE, WALTER; TENNIEL, JOHN; FOSTER, MYLES BIRKET; STANILAND, CHARLES JOSEPH; COOPER, ALFRED W.; SMALL, WILLIAM; ET AL). [BAKER, SARAH SCHOONMAKER. (1824-1906).]
Keepsake for the Young. A Book of Amusement. By Aunt Friendly, Author of "the Holiday Album," "the Gift Book," Etc. With One Hundred and Eighty [Full-] Page Illustrations
London: Frederick Warne and Co. / New York: Scribner, Welford, and Co. circa [1871]. [1871]. London: Frederick Warne and Co. / New York: Scribner, Welford, and Co. circa [1871]. [1871]. Very good. - Octavo, bound in reddish brown patterned sand-grain cloth blocked in gilt, black & blind. The front cover is decorated with a blue paper onlay border design blocked in gilt with miniature illustrations including Puss-in-Boots, a frog with an umbrella, a mermaid, a witch, a youth holding up a giant's decapitated head, a boy with a lyre and birds emerging from a pie. The spine is blocked in gilt with similar illustrative elements & is imprinted "Little Folks Library" at the tail. The rear cover is blocked in blind with the publisher's monogrammatic device. The extremities are bumped & lightly rubbed with some light fraying at the corners. [2] leaves, viii & 367 pages, including 180 full- page engraved illustrations in black & white, plus a colophon. Also with a frontispiece & an extra engraved title page. The flyleaf is lacking & 1 signature is slightly pulled. A very good, very attractive copy.

Deducing from other copies held in libraries, there appear to be two editions, or issues, of this book with the copy at hand being a first edition. According to Chester Topps' "Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905", Vol. IV, 1999, p. xii, the imprint of the publisher from 1868 to 1871 was Scribner, Welford & Co. New York and from 1872 to 1877 it was Scribner, Welford & Armstrong, New York. Later editions of this book include Armstrong in the imprint whereas this edition lists "Scribner, Welford & Co.". Also, the second edition sometimes has a hand-colored frontispiece and includes four pages of publisher's ads, which are not present here.

The contents consist of stories, each one page long with an illustration on the facing page. The frontispiece is signed with John Tenniel's initials. Among the other illustrators are Walter Crane, Myles Birket Foster, Charles Joseph Staniland, Alfred W. Cooper and William Small. The engravers were Dalziell Brothers, whose device appears on the verso of the title page and on the colophon.

The book is rare. The combined holdings of both editions in WorldCat and COPAC are only seven copies. Very good .

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Book number: 30059
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 289.5 | £UK 249.25 | JP¥ 38321]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; ILLUSTRATED; PICTORIAL DECORATIVE BINDING; KEEPSAKE FOR THE YOUNG; AUNT FRIENDLY; SARAH SCHOONMAKER BAKER; ENGRAVINGS; DALZIELL BROTHERS; ILLUSTRATORS; JOHN TENNIEL; WALTER CRANE; MYLES BIRKET FOSTER; CHARLES JOSEPH STANILAND; ALFRED W; CO

 
(THAYER, SARAH THAXTER; HOFFMAN, N. B.; BURNSIDE, DORA; BRINE, MARY D.; ET AL).
The Nursery: A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers. No. 160. April, 1880. Vol. XXVII. (Cover Title).
Boston: John L. Shorey, 1880. 1880. - Small quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide], soft cover bound in decorative blue & black wraps. The wraps are rubbed & bumped with the edges creased & lightly chipped. There is some darkening & staining to the edges. Pages [97]-127 & [1] page. Illustrated with black-and-white woodcuts throughout & with 1 page of music staves, with ads on the rear wrap & inside rear wrap. There is light soiling & foxing to the margins of the first illustration, else the contents are very good. Good .
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Book number: 15117
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1095]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; PERIODICAL; THE NURSERY; MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR THE YOUNGEST READERS; ILLUSTRATIONS; WOODCUTS; SARAH THAXTER THAYER; DORA BURNSIDE; MARY D. BRINE; N. B. HOFFMAN; POEMS; STORIES; MUSIC; ADS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(POLLARD, JOSEPHINE; WEIR, HARRISON; PECK, EDITH W.; OLIVER, JANE; TROWBRIDGE, HARRIET; ET AL).
The Nursery: A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers. No. 159. March, 1880. Vol. XXVII. (Cover Title).
Boston: John L. Shorey, 1880. 1880. - Small quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide], soft cover bound in decorative blue & black wraps. The edges of the wraps are creased & chipped with some darkening & staining. Pages [65]-95 & [1] page plus 2 pages of ads. Illustrated with black-and-white woodcuts throughout & with 1 page of music staves. There are stains to the top margins of the first 3 pages & there is a piece out of the bottom corner of the last leaf. Good.

There is a full-page illustration of a stork by Harrison Weir. Good .

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Book number: 15118
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Keywords: CHILDREN'S; PERIODICAL; THE NURSERY; MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR THE YOUNGEST READERS; JOSEPHINE POLLARD; HARRISON WEIR; EDITH W. PECK; JANE OLIVER; HARRIET TROWBRIDGE; WOODCUTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; POEMS; STORIES; MUSIC; ADS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(GRANDVILLE; ET AL)
Pictures of Comical People: With Stories About Them. For Children of All Ages
Boston, MA: Crosby and Nichols, 1862. 1862. Boston, MA: Crosby and Nichols, 1862. 1862. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in gilt with vignettes stamped in gilt on spine & with crosshatch pattern & multiple frames stamped in blind on both covers. The covers are bumped & rubbed with a small stain to the front cover. The gilt titling on the spine is faded. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & there is a small hole in the cloth of the mid-section. There are short tears to the joints. 364 pp. B&W frontispiece & pictorial title, plates & tail-pieces by Grandville and others, engraved by J. W. Orr. The front hinge is cracked & the front endpaper is lacking. There is an owner's small stamp on the flyleaf & there is scattered staining & light foxing.

Many of the stories are about animals and the book is wonderfully illustrated with engravings of animals in human dress. Good .

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Book number: 29542
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4927]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; ILLUSTRATED; ANIMALS; BEAR; DOG; FOX; ENGRAVINGS; PLATES; ILLUSTRATOR; GRANDVILLE; J. W. ORR; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
[TAYLOR, JANE; AND TAYLOR, ANN].
Rural Scenes; or, a Peep Into the Country. For Children.
Philadelphia: Wm. G. Wardle, 1845. 1845. - 12mo. 5-7/8 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide. Green cloth, titled & decorated in gilt on the spine with decorations in blind on the covers. The covers are rubbed and stained with wear to the corners. The head and tail of the spine are chipped and the cloth is split along the rear joint. viii & 136 pages, illustrated a full-page frontispiece and 87 mostly half-page engravings, one for each activity described. A child's blue & gray graphite scribbles have been partially erased from the front blank. The front hinge is cracked and the front endpaper is lacking. There is foxing throughout and several page corners corners are creased with occasional tiny tears to the edges. Fair. First American edition of Harvey and Darton's "New Edition" which was originally published in London in 1845. RARE. Fair .
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Book number: 95768
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 124.25 | £UK 107 | JP¥ 16423]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S BOOK; ILLUSTRATED; RURAL SCENES; A PEEP INTO THE COUNTRY; FOR CHILDREN; FIRST AMERICAN EDITION; 1ST U.S. EDITION; ANN TAYLOR; JANE TAYLOR; ILLUSTRATIONS; FRONTISPIECE; ENGRAVINGS; ACTIVITIES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; WILLIAM G. WAR

 
ABBOTT, JACOB. (1803-1879).
Georgie by Jacob Abbott. The Rollo Story Books.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Company, (1857). (1857). - Small octavo [approximately 6-3/8 inches high by 4 inches wide], brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover, in blind on the rear cover & in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped & chipped. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & the gilt on the spine is faded. Title, [1] leaf & pages [163]-191. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece & a textual woodcut. There is an owner's faded ink name dated 1868 on the front endpaper. There is light staining to the front & bottom edges of the endpaper & to the front edges of the leaves throughout, with a short tear to the front edge of the flyleaf. There is occasional foxing & soiling. Good.

A separate issue of the sixth story in Abbott's Rollo at Work. Good .

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Book number: 31253
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2737]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; JACOB ABBOTT; ROLLO STORY BOOKS; GEORGIE; FRONTISPIECE; WOODCUT; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(ABBOTT, JACOB).
Rollo's Philosophy. [Air. ]... A New Edition, Revised by the Author.
New York: Sheldon & Co. (1865). (1865). - 16mo, 6-1/4 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide. Blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt & black on the front cover & the spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped & soiled. 192 pages. The title page is detached. Good. A volume in "The Rollo Series" consisting of 14 different titles. Fair .
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Book number: 36925
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1095]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; ILLUSTRATED; ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY; AIR; THE ROLLO SERIES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; JACOB ABBOTT.

 
OLIVER OPTIC. [ADAMS, WILLIAM T.].
Freaks of Fortune; or, Half Round the World.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868. 1868. - Small octavo, red cloth titled in red within decorative gilt panels on the spine with a decorative frame in blind stamped on each cover. The binding is bumped & rubbed. The spine is faded with some light staining. The tail of the spine is lightly chipped & there is a piece out of the head. 303 pages. Illustrated in black & white with an extra engraved title & 7 plates, including a frontispiece. There is occasional light staining & foxing. Good.

First edition.

The second book in the "Starry Flag" series. Good .

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Book number: 11056
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Keywords: CHILDREN'S; JUVENILE; ADVENTURE; FREAKS OF FORTUNE; STARRY FLAG; OLIVER OPTIC; WILLIAM T. ADAMS; ILLUSTRATED; ENGRAVED TITLE; PLATES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(ADAMS, ADRIENNE). GRIMM, JAKOB; GRIMM, WILHELM.
Snow White and Rose Red by the Brothers Grimm.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964). (1964). - Quarto [approximately 10-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide], pictorial green boards with an illustration in black by Adrienne Adams on the front board, in a dust wrapper. There are a few small chips to the dust jacket with some minor soiling to its front panel. Unpaginated. Profuse color illustrations by Adrienne Adams, many of them full-page. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition with the letter "A" and the date September 1964 on the rear dust wrapper flap.

Translated by Wayne Andrews.

Adrienne Adams [1906-2002] was a children's book illustrator, an artist and an author of books for children. She won two Caldecott Medals [1960 and 1962] and the 1973 Rutgers Award for overall contributions to children's literature. Very good .

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Book number: 95873
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 103.5 | £UK 89 | JP¥ 13686]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED; AMERICAN AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS; AMERICAN ARTIST; ADRIENNE ADAMS; CALDECOTT MEDAL-WINNER; RUTGERS AWARD-WINNER; BROTHERS GRIMM; FAIRY TALE; SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
AHLBOM, JENS.
Jonathan of Gull Mountain.
Stockholm/New York: R&S Books, (1987). (1987). - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], pictorial paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with some very light soiling to the top edge of the front cover. The top corner of the front panel of the dust jacket is lightly chipped. 29 & [1] pages. Near fine.

First American edition.

Inscribed by the translator Barbara Lucas on the front endpaper. Laid in is a typed note signed from the translator to the recipient, apologizing for misnaming her in the inscription. Very good .

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Book number: 22347
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 2190]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; JONATHAN OF GULL MOUNTAIN; AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR; SWEDISH; JENS AHLBOM; TRANSLATOR; BARBARA LUCAS; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED; ANS; A.N.S.; SIGNATURE; FIRST AMERICAN EDITION; 1ST AMERICAN EDITION.

 
(KRUCKMAN, HERB). ALEICHEM, SHOLEM; PERETZ, ISAAC LEIB; ET AL.
The Magician / and Other Stories from the Yiddish. Edited by I. Goldberg.
New York: Kinderbuch Publishers, 1963. 1963. - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 8-1/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial green & yellow wraps backed with green cloth tape. The wraps are bumped & lightly soiled with some reddish brown stains. The tape is detached & frayed at the head & tail of the spine. 99 mechanically reproduced pages printed on one side only. Black-and-white illustrations by Herb Kruckman. A few front & rear leaves are bumped & there are a few black marks caused by the printing process. Good.

Seventh printing. The editor notes that most of the stories are by Sholem Aleichom and Isaac Leib Peretz, "two of the greatest writers of modern Yiddish literature". The stories are translated by Benjamin Efron and others. Good .

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Book number: 16241
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2737]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S; JEWISH; THE MAGICIAN AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE YIDDISH; SHOLEM ALEICHEM; ISAAC LEIB PERETZ; IRVING GOLDBERG; BENJAMIN EPHRON; ILLUSTRATOR; HERB KRUCKMAN.

 
ALGER, HORATIO, JR.
Shifting for Himself, or Gilbert Greyson's Fortunes.
New York: New York Book Company, 1910. 1910. WONDERFUL COVER ILLUSTRATION OF A GOLF SCENE - Octavo, 7-1/8 inches high by 4-7/8 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in pictorial tan cloth with a color cover illustration of a golfer setting up for a swing. The covers are bumped, rubbed and cocked. 164 pages, with a full-page frontispiece illustration. The pages are darkened and a previous owner has penned their name and address on the front pastedown. Good.

A later edition, here offered for the wonderful cover illustration. Fair .

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Book number: 26822
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Keywords: CHILDREN'S; CHILDREN & ILLUSTRATED; COVER ILLUSTRATION; HORATIO ALGER, JR.; SHIFTING FOR HIMSELF; GOLF; GOLFING SWING; PICTORIAL COVER.

 
(LEAVITT & ALLEN).
The Santa Claus Story Books: Fairy Rhymes.
New York: Leavitt & Allen, circa [1850s]. [1850s]. - Octavo decorative red cloth titled & decorated in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped with areas of discoloration to the covers. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 96, 64 & 64 pages. Delightfully illustrated in black & white with 38 plates & full-page illustrations as well as numerous textual illustrations. A previous owner's name is on the front endpaper. There is a short tear to the margin of 1 page. Good. The contents include three stories told in verse; "Jack the Giant Killer", "Blue Beard' and "Little Red Riding Hood". Rare. Good .
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Book number: 95171
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 124.25 | £UK 107 | JP¥ 16423]
Keywords: CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED; THE SANTA CLAUS STORY BOOKS:FAIRY RHYMES; JACK THE GIANT KILLER; BLUE BEARD; LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD; STORIES TOLD IN VERSE; PLATES; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS
Zathura: Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg". The Original Illustrated Poster Advertising the Book Published by Houghton Mifflin
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. 2002. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. 2002. Fine. - sc - A 20-1/2 inch high by 24 inch wide poster on heavy creamy white stock illustrated in shades of black & gray. The poster is illustrated with a scene from the book depicting the two boys playing a game on the floor of their home. Books lie on the ground next to an overturned table and chair. A huge spaceshigp is seen in the night sky through the curtained windows. Titled in shades of charcoal and gray in the margin below the image. Near fine.

Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, the book "Zathura" is a sequel to "Jumanji" which he also wrote and illustrated. Both books were later made into movies. Fine .

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Book number: 29833
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 35.75 | JP¥ 5474]
Keywords: ILLUSTRATED; ART; ORIGINAL POSTER; ILLUSTRATOR; CHILDREN; ILLUSTRATION; CHILDREN'S BOOKS; ADVERTISING; ARTIST; CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG; ZATHURA; HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.

 
(ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN)
Anderseniana I Privateje. Udstilling I Kobenhavns Universitets Gobelinsal, 31 Mar-3 Apr, 1955. (Catalogue)
Copenhagen: Andersen-Samfundet, (1955). (1955). Copenhagen: Andersen-Samfundet, (1955). (1955). Very good. - Quarto (printed by offset), pictorial wraps. Bumped & soiled.15 pp. Very good.

Text in Danish. Very good .

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Book number: 6692
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Keywords: CHILDREN'S; DANISH; HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN; CATALOGUE; EXHIBITION; COPENHAGEN UNIVERSITY; REFERENCE. (Children's & Illustrated). (Reference). ANDERSENIANA I PRIVATEJE. Udstilling i Kobenhavns Universitets Gobelinsal, 31 Mar-3 Apr, 1955. (Cata

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