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 ADAM, ALBERT, ILLUSTRATOR; ROSTAING, JULES, Jardin Des Plantes En Estampes, le
ADAM, ALBERT, ILLUSTRATOR; ROSTAING, JULES
Jardin Des Plantes En Estampes, le
Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, 1860. With Twenty-Four Superb Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting All Species of Animals [ADAM, Albert, illustrator]. ROSTAING, Jules. Le Jardin Des Plantes en Estampes. Dessiné et Lithographié par A. Adam. Accompagné d'une histoire De Tous Les Animaux Que Possède La Ménagerie par Jules Rostaing. Paris: Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur, Frères, [1860]. First edition. Large oblong quarto (10 3/16 x 13 1/2 inches; 259 x 343 mm.). [iv], 30, [1, table], [1, blank] pp. Twenty four superb hand-colored lithograph plates, heightened with gum arabic and with multiple images. Some light foxing to text leaves only, the plates bright and clean. Publisher's black pebble-grain cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, lower cover with center blind-stamped decoration, yellow coated end-papers, front inner hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Neat early ink inscription on front fly-leaf dated 1860. The wonderful hand-colored plates depict Bison, Deer, Moose, Antelope, Lama, Goats, Birds, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, Hippopotomus, Rhino, Camel, Zebra, Donkey, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jackal, Wolves, Hyena, Orang-Outang, Monkeys, Dogs, Birds of Prey, Crocodile, Snakes, Gazelle, and People. Albert ADAM (1833-1900) was the son of Caricaturist and lithographer Jean Victor Adam (1801-1867) whom he often assisted with his commissions. OCLC locates just one copy - The Morgan Libary, NY (Gordon Ray copy). Unknown to Denise, Bibliography of the Jardin des Plantes. .
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Book number: 04374
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Keywords: ROSTAING, Jules Color-Plate Books Books in French Natural History

 ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN, Nye Eventyr [New Fairy Tales]
ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN
Nye Eventyr [New Fairy Tales]
Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. The Original Stories That Catapulted Andersen to Fame ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Nye Eventyr. Kjøbenhavn: C.A. Reitzel, 1845-1848. First edition, complete, two volumes (collections) bound together, of Anderson's second series of fairy tales, the first issue of Collection Two, the second issue of Collection One. Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 in; 157 x 103 mm). Collection One: 47, [1, blank]; 68; 52 pp. Collection Two: 72; 60 pp. Two leaves, comprised of table of contents and dedication page to Collection Two, have been misbound out of sequence. Otherwise, complete with half titles for each volume, both shared title pages, both shared contents leaves, all dedication leaves, all half titles for each fairy tale, and all five regular title pages. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Marbled edges. Some light scattered foxing and toning, and an occasional inkspot. Otherwise a very nice copy. Housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case. A work of extreme scarcity with OCLC/KVK recording only a handful of copies in libraries worldwide, and with possibly only one other example, the Klein copy (1980), coming to auction within the last thirty-three years of ABPC records (Sotheby Hodgson's catalogue note vague and incomplete). These stories were originally issued in parts; very few have survived in that state. The publisher, Reitzel, collected the individual parts in their original printings, added tables of contents, and published them in anthologies as here. The importance of these stories, here - staggeringly - in their first edition, cannot be underestimated. They have become deeply embedded in the Western world's cultural consciousness, as timeless as our memories of childhood. More to the point, however, is that, unlike Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, who were compilers and talented interpreters of traditional folk stories in their respective cultures, in this second series of Andersen tales, the stories are wholly original, the product of a brilliant imagination, featuring characters of great love and yearning who, misunderstood and misfits in a cruel world, have become transcendent heroes for humanity of all ages. The stories have become the cornerstones of Western children's literature, the characters eternal psychological archetypes. "For his second collection, Nye Eventyr (New Fairy Tales), Andersen wrote some of his most important and famous stories. He moved away from traditional folk material towards creating tales that came from his imagination. The words 'told for children' were omitted from the new title as Andersen sought to engage adults and children alike. He had found a genre in which he had a unique voice" (British Library Online Gallery). The Stories: Volume One 1. The Angel 2. The Nightingale 3. The Sweethearts 4. The Ugly Duckling 5. The Fir Tree 6. The Snow Queen 7. Night Ghosts 8. The Red Shoes 9. The Jumpers 10. Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep 11. Holger Danske Volume Two 1. The Old Street Lamp 2. The Neighboring Family 3. The Darning Needle 4. Little Tuck 5. The Shadow 6. The Old House 7. The Drop of Water 8. The Little Match Girl 9. The Happy Family 10. The Story of a Mother 11. The Shirt Collar Nielsen 467 & 529. .
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Book number: 01243
USD 8500.00 [Appr.: EURO 7655.5 | £UK 6458.5 | JP¥ 923783]
Catalogue: Children's Books
Keywords: European Literature Fairy Tales Fantasy Literature Literature

 [AUTOMATON], ["the Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]
[AUTOMATON]
["the Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]
[Philadelphia]: Shoenhut, 1890. An Automaton After Meggendorfer [AUTOMATON]. ["The Tailor and His Two Apprentices"]. [Philadelphia: Schoenhut, n.d. c. 1890-1900] Boxed automaton. Image size: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches; 293 x 395 mm. Box size: 13 5/8 x 17 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 345 x 447 x 130 mm. Three cardboard figures in original paper-covered wooden box, with glass cover and gold-painted metal frame. A sliding panel on the back of the box reveals cardboard parts moved by clockwork mechanisms, which can be wound up with the original metal key. Paper labels on box a little chipped. The figures are still very bright, and the mechanisms move very smoothly. An excellent example of an automaton from the period. Schoenhut blue trademark label to rear. The scene depicts three figures in the style of Lothar Meggendorfer's illustrations to his movable books. In the center, a tailor sits on a table with his legs crossed, drowsily stitching a garment, while nodding off. On his right, an apprentice also sits on the table with his legs crossed stitching a garment and, while sneezing, sticks a pin into his dozing master's bottom. On his left, another apprentice looks on while ironing and stops in anticipation of the sneeze. The tailor jerks awake at the pinprick, but soon dozes off, and the whole cycle begins again. Schoenhut automata (sometimes referred to as 'Clockwork Tableaux' or 'Living Pictures') have become scarce; we are aware of only one other coming into the marketplace within the last ten years. As might be easily imagined, automata for children did not endure their enthusiastic play any more than movable books easily survived the eager little hands that played with them. A very similar automaton appears in Mary Hillier's Automata & mechanical Toys. An Illustrated History (Jupiter Books, 1976, pp. 96-97). It is referred to as a 'Clockwork tableau by Schoenhut, c. 1890. USA, collection of Mrs Margaret Whitton.' Prior to this the moveable toys of the nineteenth century used sand as the motive power and "a great number of these toys were made in Germany, especially when the colourful process of Chromo-lithography provided cheap, gay scenes. 'Do-it-yourself kits' were sold with instructions for making up the sand-hopper apparatus at the back. The idea seems to have been introduced into America about 1839, but superior models with a clockwork mechanism were marketed in the [18]'70s by Albert Schoenhut.. He tried out 'Living Pictures' with strong clockwork motion based on the old sand toys. The cut-outs were made of cardboard and the designs were somewhat amateurish, though droll in action." (Hillier pp.96-97). "As popular late 19th- and early 20th-century toys, living pictures once entertained children of all ages with a blend of fine art, craft, and mass-produced clockwork. This type of simple automata, like its more sophisticated cousins usually found in wealthier homes, also functioned as a parlor decoration (an adult toy, if you will permit the expression) rather than a child's plaything.  Very young children, no doubt, needed supervision around these delicate clockwork toys with their sheet glass windows.  Nevertheless, they fascinated everyone with their cleverness, humor, and connections to everyday tasks and experiences, illustrating Victorian values imaginatively in a miniaturized space." (Rick Sherrin. Playing with Living Pictures: Clockwork Tableaux). Albert Schoenhut (1848-1912) was born in Wurtenberg, Germany to a toy-making family. His father and grandfather made wooden dolls, rocking horses, and wagons. At a young age, Albert began making toy pianos in his home. Albert's toy pianos, more than just playthings, stayed in tune and were accompanied by sheet music to encourage children to play. In 1866, a buyer for Wanamaker's department store heard of young Albert's talent and brought the seventeen year old to Philadelphia where he worked as a repairman on glass sounding pieces in German toy pianos that had been damaged in shipping. In 1872, Shoenhut left Wanamaker's to establish the Schoenhut Piano Company on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia. As his toy piano business grew, Shoenhut added other toy instruments to his line and expanded it to include dolls, circus figures, toys, and, as here, automata. By 1901, the firm had 125 employees making novelty toys. By the time of Albert's death in 1912, Schoenhut Piano Company was the largest toy company in America and the first in the United States to export toys to Germany. 140 years after it's founding it is still active as a maker of toy pianos, though, after multiple changes in ownership since Schoenhut's death in 1912, its archives have been scattered and all records of their vintage automata are, alas, lost. .
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Book number: 02129
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Catalogue: Children's Books
Keywords: Decorative Arts Games Movable Books Toys

 BEMELMANS, LUDWIG, Madeline and the Bad Hat
BEMELMANS, LUDWIG
Madeline and the Bad Hat
New York: The Viking Press, 1957. The Third 'Madeline' Book In Which Madeline Meets the Spanish Ambassador's Son BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline and the Bad Hat. Written and Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: The Viking Press, [1957]. First edition, with "First trade edition, March 1957" on verso of title-page. Small thin folio (11 15/16 x 8 5/8 inches; 304 x 218 mm.). 54 pp. Full-color title-page, nineteen full color illustrations (including six double-page) and numerous illustrations in black and yellow. Original red cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in black, spine lettered in black, color pictorial endpapers. Small booksellers label on rear paste-down. A near fine copy. Original color pictorial dust jacket with "$3.50" price on front flap. Minimal wear to extremities, near fine. Madelineand the Bad Hat, the third of the Madeline books, tells the story of Pepito (the young son of the Spanish Ambassador to France) whose cruel antics outrage Madeline so she nicknames him 'Bad Hat'. All ends well with Pepito reforming his ways. Madeline and the Bad Hat was first published as a signed limited edition of 985 copies in 1957. Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books and an internationally known gourmet. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999. .
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Book number: 03518
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Keywords: Illustrated Books

 BEMELMANS, LUDWIG, Madeline and the Gypsies
BEMELMANS, LUDWIG
Madeline and the Gypsies
New York: The Viking Press, 1959. The Fourth 'Madeline' Book The Adventures of Madeline and Pepito at the Circus BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline and the Gypsies. By Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: The Viking Press, [1959]. First edition. Small thin folio (11 15/16 x 8 9/16 inches; 304 x 219 mm.). 56 pp. Full-color title-page, twenty full color illustrations (including seven double-page) and numerous illustrations in black and yellow. Original green cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in black, spine lettered in black, color pictorial endpapers. A fine copy. Original color pictorial dust jacket with "$3.50" price on front flap. Minimal wear to extremities, near fine. Madelineand the Gypsies, the fourth of the Madeline books, tells the story of Madeline and Pepito's adventures at the circus. Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books and an internationally known gourmet. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999. .
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Book number: 03519
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 [POP-UP BOOK], Panoramic Pictures at the Zoo
[POP-UP BOOK]
Panoramic Pictures at the Zoo
New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1900. A Folding Panorama With Six 'Perspective' Plates [POP-UP BOOK]. Panoramic Pictures at the Zoo. New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, [ca. 1900]. First? American Edition. Oblong quarto (8 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 207 x 267 mm.). Four pages of text and six 'perspective' plates. Panorama-style publishers glazed color pictorial boards, six panels all joined together with original red cloth hinges. The front cover with children riding on an elephant being led by the zoo keeper and lettered "Panoramic Pictures at the Zoo". The rear cover with two American Bison and "No 918/Printed in Germany". All edges stained red. These panorama books were not reading books in the strictest sense, but folding miniature models of a zoo complete with cages. By simply pulling on the tab with the name of the animal the picture transformed into a 3-D vision (with the animals all safely behind bars). The four pages of text: 1. Lion - Tiger - Kangaroo 2. Camel - Zebra - Ostrich 3. Deer - Bear- Monkey 4. Elephant - Wolf - Bison The six color plates: 1. Lions 2. Tigers 3. Camels 4. Zebras 5. Deer 6. Bears According to OCLC there are just two copies of the English version by Raphael Tuck & Sons in libraries and institutions worldwide (both dated 1890) - University of California and University of Delaware. We were unable to locate any of the American (Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company) edition. .
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Book number: 04129
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 BRANSOM, PAUL; COOPER, FREDERIC TABER, An Argosy of Fables
BRANSOM, PAUL; COOPER, FREDERIC TABER
An Argosy of Fables
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1921. Paul Bransom's Masterpiece With Twenty-Four Wonderful Color Plates BRANSOM, Paul, illustrator. COOPER, Frederic Taber. An Argosy of Fables. A Representative Selection from the Fable Literature of Every Age and Land. Selected and Edited by Frederic Tabor Cooper. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1921]. Large Paper edition, limited to 365 copies signed by Bransom. Large quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 289 x 217 mm.). [ii], xxiv (including color pictorial title-page), [1], [1, blank], 485, [3, blank]. Twenty-four mounted color plates. Publishers quarter red buckram over cream parchment boards, front cover decoratively stamped in red and gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, color pictorial endpapers. A near fine copy. Classical Fables: Aesop, Babrius, Phaedrus ,etc. Avianus, Abstemius, etc. Oriental Fables: Hindoo Fables, Persian Fables, Chinese Fables, Armenian and Turkish Fables. Modern Fables: English Fables, Spanish Fables, Russian Fables, German Fables, Polish Fables, Kraal and Wigwam Fables and American Indian Fables. .
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Book number: 03062
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Keywords: COOPER, Frederic Taber Children's Books Fairy Tales Illustrated Books Signed Limited Edition Illustrated Books Signed Limited Edition Gift Books

 BRES, JEAN PIERRE, Simples Histoires Trouvees Dans Un Pot Au Lait
BRES, JEAN PIERRE
Simples Histoires Trouvees Dans Un Pot Au Lait
Paris: Chez Lefuel, 1825. Complete and Exceptionally Fine in its Original Box Eight Superb Hand Colored Stipple Engravings of Young 'Entrepreneurs' BRES, Jean Pierre. Simples Histoires, Trouvées Dans Un Pot Au Lait. Par M. Bres. Paris: Chez Lefuel, 1825. Eight small octavo volumes in original hand-colored lithograph box. Each volume with a color-printed stipple engraving, finished in color by hand. First Edition. Eight small octavo volumes (6 x 4 inches; 152 x 101 mm.). [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [1-7], 8-35, [1, blank]; [1-7], 8-35, [1, blank]; [1-7], 8-37, [3, blank]; [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [iv], vi, [7-9], 10-39, [3, blank]; [1-7], 8-34, [2, blank]; [1-7], 8-32, pp. Each volume has a color-printed stipple engraving, finished in color by hand, of a child dressed in the manner to suit each cover title. The title-pages of all volumes are titled Simples Histoires, Trouvées Dans Un Pot Au Lait. (Simple Stories Found in a Pot of Milk). Original color lithographed pale blue stiff wrappers, finished by hand in colors. Housed in the original double-compartment box with the title and a colored lithograph on the lid. The lid of the box is bordered in decoratively embossed gold foil which continues down the edges of the lid. Lower portion of box with gold border, original pink and blue ribbon pulls. An exceptionally fine and complete set in the original lithographed box. Some light sporadic foxing, small ex library number stamped in blue on verso of each title-page and in the margin of one other leaf. This is a spectacular and wonderful set of this early French children's title. In the Gumuchian catalog it is featured as the color frontispiece and its value is listed at 3000 FF. Exceptionally rare complete and in the original box. The titles: Le Petit Batelier (The Little Boatman) Le Petit Savoyard (The Little Boy of Savoy) Le Petit Ecolier (The Little Schoolgirl) Le Petit Berger (The Little Shepherd) La Petite Vandangeuse (The Little Grape Picker) La Petite Laitiere (The Little Milk Maid) La Petite Marchande De Fleurs (The Little Flower Seller) Les Petits Fagots (The Little Firewood Gatherer) Gumichian. Les Livres de L'Enfance du XV au XIX Siècle. #916 and color frontispiece (showing four of the eight color plates). .
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Book number: 03972
USD 4850.00 [Appr.: EURO 4368.25 | £UK 3685.25 | JP¥ 527100]
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Keywords: Color-Plate Books Books in French

 PICTURE BOOK; BUTLER, B, ILLUSTRATOR, Dogs and Their Friends
PICTURE BOOK; BUTLER, B, ILLUSTRATOR
Dogs and Their Friends
New York: Whitman, 1936. A Fine Linen-Like Finish Untearable Book on Dogs [PICTURE BOOK]. BUTLER, B, illustrator. Dogs and Their Friends. Linen-like finish. Poughkeepsie, New York: Whitman Publishing Co. [1936]. Large quarto (12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 320 x 248 mm.). 12 pp. (including covers). Eleven full-page color illustrations and one small color illustration. Publisher's 'linen-like' stiff card color pictorial wrappers. A fine copy. The artist B. Butler illustrated several other children's books including Tales of Farm and Home, and The Big Book for Tinies. .
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Book number: 04668
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 112.75 | £UK 95 | JP¥ 13585]
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Keywords: BUTLER, B, illustrator Illustrated Books

 CARROLL, LEWIS; TENNIEL, JOHN, ILLUSTRATOR; ZIMMERMANN, ANTONIE, TRANSLATOR, Alice's Abenteuer IM Wunderland
CARROLL, LEWIS; TENNIEL, JOHN, ILLUSTRATOR; ZIMMERMANN, ANTONIE, TRANSLATOR
Alice's Abenteuer IM Wunderland
London: Macmillan und Comp. 1869. Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland" The First Foreign Language Translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland. Uebersetzt von Antonie Zimmermann. Mit zweiundvierzig Illustrations von John Tenniel. London: Macmillan und Comp. 1969. First German edition, first issue. Octavo (7 1/4 x 5 inches; 185 x 127 mm.). [12], 178 pp. Original tissue guard on frontispiece. Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Publisher's gilt-ruled green cloth, gilt vignette to cover, gilt spine lettering, brown coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Early ink signature of former owner on half-title. Light bubbling to cloth covers, gilt roundels slightly rubbed. Spine slightly darkened, minimal rubbing to spine extremities and corners. Binder's ticket of Burn & Co. on rear paste-down. A very good copy with the inner hinges quite sound. Supervised by Lewis Carroll himself, this is the first foreign language translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland after its original 1865 publication. While many people considered the humor, verses, songs, and puns of the work untranslatable, the problem was solved by translator Antonie Zimmermann who substituted common German phrases for the English originals. Williams, Madan and Green 73. .
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Book number: 04708
USD 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1126 | £UK 950 | JP¥ 135850]
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Keywords: TENNIEL, John, illustrator ZIMMERMANN, Antonie, translator Illustrated Books Books in German Books into Film

 COLLODI, C.; KIRK, MARIA L., ILLUSTRATOR, Pinocchio
COLLODI, C.; KIRK, MARIA L., ILLUSTRATOR
Pinocchio
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1920. Pinocchio Illustrated by Maria Louise Kirk The De Luxe Edition With Fourteen Tipped-In Color Plates An Absolutely Fine Copy in the Publisher's Box COLLODI, C[arlo]. KIRK, Maria L[ouise], illustrator. Pinocchio. The Story of a Puppet by "C. Collodi" (Carlo Lorenzini). De Luxe Edition with 14 illustrations in color by Maria L. Kirk. Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, [1920]. De Luxe Edition. Small quarto. [ii], 234, [2] pp. Fourteen tipped-in color plates. Publisher's quarter tan cloth over green cloth boards, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial end-papers printed in green, top edge gilt. An absolutely fine copy in the original 'spider-web' glassine dust jacket and the original pictorial box. Carlo Lorenzini, better known by his pen name Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) born in Tuscany, was a children's writer who wrote the world-renowned fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio. Lovingly crafted by a woodcarver named Gepetto in a small Italian village near Florence, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet - but he dreamed of becoming a real boy. The name Pinoccio has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other media. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture and one of the most re-imagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature. Maria Louise Kirk (1860-1938) was born in Lancaster, near Philadelphia. She was educated at the School of Design for Women and Academy of Fine Arts (both in Philadelphia). She exhibited her artwork in Philadelphia, where she got an award in 1894. Maria Kirk's characteristic style included exceptionally technically-well-executed children, with bright foregounds and foreboding dark backgrounds. Her characters are stylized, and statuesque in their quiet beauty. She illustrated many other books including George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind (1904) and The Princess and Curdie (1914), Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, and Johanna Spyri's Heidi (1915). .
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Book number: 03696
USD 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 765.75 | £UK 646 | JP¥ 92378]
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Keywords: KIRK, Maria L., illustrator Illustrated Books

 CRANE, WALTER, ILLUSTRATOR, Triplets: Comprising the Baby's Opera, the Baby's Bouquet, and the Baby's Own ÆSop
CRANE, WALTER, ILLUSTRATOR
Triplets: Comprising the Baby's Opera, the Baby's Bouquet, and the Baby's Own ÆSop
London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1899. Walter Crane's "Triplets" Deluxe Edition One of Twenty Special Copies Printed on Japanese Vellum CRANE, Walter, [illustrator]. Triplets: Comprising The Baby's Opera, The Baby's Bouquet, and The Baby's Own Æsop. With the Original Designs in Colour by Walter Crane; Printed by Edmund Evans. London: George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1899. First Collected Special Edition printed on Japanese Vellum Limited to 20 copies (this being no. 11). Large oblong quarto (11 9/16 x 12 3/8 inches; 294 x 314 mm.). 192 pp. with illustrations by Crane printed in color by Edmund Evans on every page. The first two titles with printed music. Publisher's brown buckram over boards, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. New red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Spine ends expertly strengthened, minimal soiling to buckram. Housed in a full tan buckram, felt-lined clamshell case (by Sangorski & Sutcliffe) with a red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Overall, a very good and clean copy of this title in the publisher's binding. Illustrated with dozens of exquisite color illustrations by Walter Crane representing the three works originally published in 1877-1887. A new preface was written by Crane for this edition and new illustrations on the preface and title pages. Walter Crane's color illustrations for these three children's stories, many full-page, with decorative borders and vignettes throughout. Considered to contain some of the best illustrations ever rendered by Walter Crane on Japanese Vellum, thus increasing the clarity and improving the color tone. "Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist and illustrator. He is primarily known for his illustrations of the Faerie Queen as well as numerous children's books, however he also worked on designs for political pamphlets and even wallpaper, ceramic tiles and other decorative art. During the 1800s Walter Crane was considered Britain's greatest socialist artist, and he was asked to illustrate many socialist publications. However his best work was non-political in nature. He earned a good living doing book illustrations, and he was especially in demand as an illustrator of children's books such as nursery rhymes, fables and alphabet books. His drawings often featured child in the garden motifs, and were extremely influential in shaping the direction of children's illustrated literature, along with his collaborator, the printer Edmund Evans. Despite his versatility as an artist and the wide range of his subject matter, Crane was always best known as a children's book illustrator. His contemporaries included fellow illustrators Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott." (WalterCrane.com). .
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Book number: 04350
USD 3500.00 [Appr.: EURO 3152.25 | £UK 2659.5 | JP¥ 380381]
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Keywords: Illustrated Books Books on Vellum Classical Literature Music

 DAHL, ROALD, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
DAHL, ROALD
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. The Adventures of Four Nasty Children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and His Famous Candy Plant" DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Illustrated by Joseph Schindelman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1964]. The true first edition (preceding the English edition by three years). First issue, with six lines of printing information (instead of five) in the colophon on the final page. Octavo (9 3/16 x 6 1/16 inches; 234 x 155 mm.). [12], 161, [1], [1, blank], [1, "About the Author" (six lines of text plus "About the Author") and colophon (six lines)] pp. Black and white text illustrations. Original red cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained chocolate. A fine copy. In the original first issue color pictorial dust jacket, with no ISBN number on the rear panel and with the price $3.95 on the front flap. The jacket is mildly soiled and has a few light creases and tiny closed tears, but overall, is in excellent condition. "Concerning the adventures of four nasty children and Our Hero with Mr. Willy Wonka and his famous candy plant" (front panel of dust jacket). Tim Burton's 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie Bucket, is the second film adaptation of this children's book, the first being Mel Stuart's 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket. Grolier 100 Children's Literature #98. .
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Book number: 01597
USD 6500.00 [Appr.: EURO 5854.25 | £UK 4939 | JP¥ 706422]
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Keywords: Children's Books Illustrated Books Modern Firsts

 DENSLOW, W.W., ILLUSTRATOR, When I Grow Up
DENSLOW, W.W., ILLUSTRATOR
When I Grow Up
New York: The Century Co. 1909. What Will I Be When I Grow Up? King Denslow I.. DENSLOW, W.W. When I Grow Up. New-York: The Century Co. 1909. First edition, first issue with verso of title-page dated September, 1909. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 248 x 180 mm.). 104 unnumbered pages. 24 full-page color illustrations and numerous others in monotone and black & white. Original tan cloth, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in orange, white and black. Early ink inscription on front free-endpaper. A near fine copy of a very scarce Denslow title. A wonderful little book showing the professions that children dream of including: The Admiral, The Actor, The Soldier, The Sailor, The Poet, The Cowboy, The Fisherman, The Pirate, The Hunter, The Fireman, The Detective and The Policeman. "The book contains poems and pictures which first appeared in St. Nicholas magazine, November 1908, through October, 1909, with ten additional episodes which had not previously been published." (Greene & Hearn). William Wallace "W. W." Denslow (May 25, 1856 - May 27, 1915) was an American illustrator and caricaturist who is best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck's Island, Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. Greene & Hearn, 44. .
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Book number: 02947
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS, Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1, the
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS
Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1, the
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. The First Mention of Donald Duck Dedicated to Mickey's Millions of Friends Thruout the World - Walt Disney (Dedication) DISNEY, Walt, Studios. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book I. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1931]. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 190 x 140 mm.). [32] pp. including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with color drawings. Publishers color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers. A wonderful copy of the first major Disney story book. Every page is illustrated in color with Mickey and the gang in this early and significant presentation of their antics and personality development. In fact, this book includes the first reference to Donald Duck, who didn't become a real Disney character until 1934. These characters have dominated the imagery and ideas of generations of children and this is one of the earliest appearances. .
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Book number: 04715
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS, Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 2, the
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS
Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 2, the
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1932. The 'Follow-Up' to The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1 DISNEY, Walt, Studios. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Book Number 2. Story & Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1932]. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 190 x 140 mm.). [32] pp. including title-page and dedication. Profusely illustrated with color drawings. Publishers color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers. Light rubbing to spine extremities and corners, rear inner hinge neatly strengthened. An excellent copy. A follow-up to The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book 1, featuring a supporting cast and personalities that align more closely to the Mickey Mouse short films and comic strip of the time. Characters include Captain Church Mouse, Tanglefoot, Peg-Leg Pete, and Pluto along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. .
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Book number: 04717
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK, Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK
Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933. With Four "Scenic" Color Pop-Ups DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Small quarto (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches; 242 x 187 mm.). 48 pp. Four outstanding double-page color pop-ups and twenty-one tinted line illustrations of which six are full-page. Original color pictorial boards, color pictorial endpapers, in the original color pictorial dust jacket. Extremities of spine expertly and invisibly strengthened (only visible under ultra-violet light). The original dust jacket has been expertly and almost invisibly restored. Very scarce. One of the striking Disney pop-ups that was inspired by the Mickey Mouse short Ye Olden Days (1933). .
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Book number: 04716
USD 1850.00 [Appr.: EURO 1666.25 | £UK 1405.75 | JP¥ 201059]
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 DISNEY, WALT; POP-UP BOOK; GENESTOUX, MADELEINE DE, Mickey Et le Prince Malalapatte
DISNEY, WALT; POP-UP BOOK; GENESTOUX, MADELEINE DE
Mickey Et le Prince Malalapatte
[Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, 1935. The First French Edition Of Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court With Four Magnificent Double-Page Color Pop-Up Plates DISNEY, Walt. [POP-UP BOOK]. [Les Albums Hop-La!] Mickey et le Prince Malalapatte. Illustrations d'après Walt Disney. Texte de Magdeleine du Genestoux. [Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, [1935]. First French edition. Small quarto (9 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches; 232 x 184 mm.). 64 pp. Forty-four black and white drawings of which eight are full-page. Four magnificent double-page color pop-ups. Some very light toning to blank margins. Publisher's color pictorial blue boards, color pictorial endpapers. Minimal rubbing to extremities. A near fine copy in the scarce and equally fine original color pictorial dust jacket. This is the French edition of Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court (New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc, 1933). Many of the illustrations are quite different from the slightly earlier American edition. Magdeleine du Genestoux wrote the text for several of the Walt Disney books published by Hachette between 1932 and 1936. Louise Pierrette Marie Magdeleine Calemard du Genestoux [1873-1942 ) also known by her married name Madeleine Arrigon, was a French publisher and author of children's novels. Often referred to as the heiress of the Countess of Segur, she is the author of sixty-two titles between 1918 and 1942, the year of her death, notably for the Pink Library of Hachette Editions. .
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Book number: 04741
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 DISNEY, WALT; POP-UP BOOK, Mickey Hop-la! Une Partie de Polo
DISNEY, WALT; POP-UP BOOK
Mickey Hop-la! Une Partie de Polo
[Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, 1936. Never Published in America Three Superb Color Pop-Ups DISNEY, Walt. [POP-UP BOOK]. [Mickey Hop-La!] Une Partie De Polo. Illustrations de Walt Disney. [Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, [1936]. First edition. Small quarto (8 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches; 226 x 184 mm.). 60 pp. Forty-three black and white drawings of which twelve are full-page. Three magnificent double-page color pop-ups. Some very light toning to blank margins. Publisher's color pictorial blue boards, color pictorial endpapers. Small faded area at top of front board, minimal rubbing to extremities, still a near fine copy. Mickey, Donald and Goofy play in a polo match against several Hollywood stars including Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Harpo Marx. Clark Gable and Mae West are spectators. This highly amusing little book features three vibrantly colored pop-ups plus color pictorial endpapers and many line illustrations throughout the text. This title was never published in America. .
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Book number: 04740
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK, Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK
Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1933. The Rarest of all the Disney "Pop-up" Books DISNEY, Walt, Studios. The "Pop-up" Minnie Mouse. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 217 x 165 mm.). [26] pp. of text. With three wonderful color "Pop-up" pictures. Numerous black and white text illustrations, including four full-page drawings. Original color pictorial paper boards. Minimal rubbing to extremities. The bare minimum of very light marginal soiling, otherwise an exceptional example of this very scarce early Disney pop-up book. The color "Pop-up" plates are fine and bright. This is an especially nice copy of the Minnie Mouse pop-up - far more difficult to find than the Mickey "Pop-up.
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK, Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; POP-UP BOOK
Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse, the
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1933. The Rarest of all the Disney "Pop-up" Books DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. The "Pop-up" Minnie Mouse. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 217 x 165 mm.). [26] pp. of text. With three wonderful color "Pop-up" pictures. Numerous black and white text illustrations, including four full-page drawings. Original color pictorial paper boards. Minimal rubbing to extremities. The bare minimum of very light marginal soiling, otherwise an exceptional example of this very scarce early Disney pop-up book. The color "Pop-up" plates are fine and bright. This is an especially nice copy of the Pop-Up Minnie Mouse - far more difficult to find than the Pop-Up Mickey Mouse. .
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Book number: 04714
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 DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; [POP-UP BOOK], The "Pop-Up" Silly Symphonies
DISNEY, WALT, STUDIOS; [POP-UP BOOK]
The "Pop-Up" Silly Symphonies
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1933. With Four Superb "Scenic" Color Pop-Ups DISNEY, Walt, Studios. [POP-UP BOOK]. The "Pop-up" Silly Symphonies. Containing Babes in the Woods and King Neptune. Stories and Illustrations by the Staff of the Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. [1933]. First edition. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches; 241 x 187 mm.). 48 pp. Including four magnificent 'scenic' full color 'Pop-Up' plates and numerous tinted illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's color pictorial boards, Full color pictorial endpapers. Small piece missing (1 5/8 x 7/16 inch) from rear endpaper. Original color pictorial dust jacket, very slightly worn at lower edge. A near fine copy. Babes in the Woods is a 1932 Silly Symphonies animated film. It is a re-working of the British folk tale Babes in the Wood, with some material incorporated from Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, and the addition of a village of friendly elves (a feature not traditionally present in either tale) and a happier ending. King Neptune is a 1932 cartoon by Walt Disney, the second in the Silly Symphonies series produced in Technicolor. While Flowers and Trees was originally intended as a black and white cartoon, King Neptune was meant to be in colors already from the start, and was able to take full advantage of this. .
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 DISNEY, WALT, Sketch Book
DISNEY, WALT
Sketch Book
London: Collins, 1938. Walt Disney's "Snow White Sketch Book" DISNEY, Walt. "Sketch Book" [of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]. [London]: Collins, [1938]. First edition, first printing. Large quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; 292 x 235 mm.). [64] pp. including endpapers. Twelve color plates mounted on brown paper, all with original titled tissue guards. Publisher's wheat buckram decoratively lettered in black on front cover, pictorial endpapers. Complete with the original color pictorial dust jacket. Neat ink inscription dated "Xmas 1938" on verso of front free endpaper. Minimal sporadic light foxing, dust jacket price-clipped and with some very light wear at top of spine, otherwise near fine. An elaborate and beautiful production only published in the United Kingdom with no American version published at the time. The work for Snow White began in 1934 with a series of sketches and concept drawings. This book provides the working drawings and the notes which served as the basis for the future efforts that led to the film. .
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Book number: 04734
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 DISNEY, WALT; MOVABLE BOOK, Les Trois Petits Cochons (Les Albums Hop-la!)
DISNEY, WALT; MOVABLE BOOK
Les Trois Petits Cochons (Les Albums Hop-la!)
[Paris]: Walt Disney, Hachette, Silly Symphonies, 1949. With Five Movable Plates DISNEY, Walt. [MOVABLE BOOK]. Les Trois Petits Cochons. (Les Albums Hop-La!) Texte et Illustrations Tireés du Célèbre Film de Walt Disney Silly Symphonies. [Paris], Hachette, [1949]. Small quarto (9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches; 235 x 180 mm.). 23, [1] pp. Six full-page color plates, five with movable parts. Many other illustrations in the text including six in full color. Publishers yellow boards with text secured by a ring binder. Front cover with full color illustration, pictorial endpapers in black & white. Original color pictorial dust jacket with lower part of front panel missing. A very good copy with all of the movable pales in perfect working order. .
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Book number: 04742
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.25 | £UK 190 | JP¥ 27170]
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Keywords: MOVABLE BOOK Books in French Movable Books

 DISNEY, WALT; TAYLOR, DEEMS; STOKOWSKI, LEOPOLD, Walt Disney's Fantasia
DISNEY, WALT; TAYLOR, DEEMS; STOKOWSKI, LEOPOLD
Walt Disney's Fantasia
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. Inscribed by the Author, Deems Taylor A Spectacular Copy in a Spectacular Dust Jacket [DISNEY, Walt]. TAYLOR, Deems. Walt Disney's Fantasia. With a Foreword by Leopold Stokowski. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First edition. Inscribed on the front free end-paper by Deems Taylor "For Dusty and Jean, with love / -- a collector's item for a / couple of old collectors. / Deems" Folio (12 11/16 x 9 1/2 in; 322 x 242 mm). 157, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, including sixteen tipped-in color plates. Publishers pale gray cloth, front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue, red pictorial endpapers. Minimal and almost imperceptible light staining on covers, otherwise fine. Original color pictorial dust-jacket with just a tiny amount of edge-wear, untouched and complete with original price: $3.75. A near fine copy of Fantasia with a very personal inscription and a spectacular original dust jacket. The finest Fantasia dust jacket that we have ever seen. Joseph Deems Taylor (December 22, 1885 - July 3, 1966) "was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music." Taylor was a promoter of classical music throughout his life. His journalism career included posts as music critic for the New York World beginning in 1921, and editor of Musical America from 1927 to 1929. Taylor also worked extensively in broadcasting, and as intermission commentator for the New York Philharmonic. He appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film Fantasia as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then-controversial Sacre du Printemps. In the long-unseen roadshow version of Fantasia, issued on DVD in 2000, and re-released on the 2010 Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 Blu-ray release, all of Taylor's voice-over work was re-dubbed by veteran voice artist Corey Burton. The complete film was originally 124 minutes long, due almost entirely to the fact that Taylor's commentaries were more detailed in the roadshow version, but the original audio elements for these longer commentaries had deteriorated to the point that they could no longer be used, so Corey Burton was selected to re-record all of the dialogue for consistency. The general release version of Fantasia, running 115 minutes, is the version most audiences are familiar with. In that version, Taylor's commentaries were severely abridged." (Wikipedia). .
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