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85 OLD MILL RIVER RD. POUND RIDGE, NY 10576 (914) 764 - 7410 CATALOGUE 94


Helen and Marc Younger 85 Old Mill River Rd. Pound Ridge, NY 10576 phone 914-764-7410 fax 914-764-1356 Email - [email protected]

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COVER ILLUSTRATION - #307 - ORIGINAL ART BY MAUD HUMPHREY FOR GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS #357 - Meggendorfer Das Puppenhaus (The Doll House) #357 - Meggendorfer Das Puppenhaus

#526 - Dr. Seuss original art

#195 - Detmold Arabian Nights

#326 - Dorothy Lathrop drawing - Kou Hsiung (Pekingese) #265 - The Magic Cube - 19th century (ca. 1840) educational game

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[email protected] RARE TUCK RAG "BLACK" ABC 5. ABC. (BLACK) MY HONEY ABC. London: Tuck no date, circa 1900. Oblong 8vo (9 x 6"), printed cloth, some soil and fraying and staining, overall VG. Printed in full color on cloth, each page is portrays grossly stereotypical Blacks for each letter of the alphabet. Naturally, "W" shows a man weighing a watermelon. A title in Father Tuck's Indestructible Calico Book series. Rare. $1850.00


GREAT HUMANIZED LETTERS 1. ABC. (ANTHROPOMORPHIC) A TRIP TO ABC LAND by Violet Harford. Dundee & London: Valentine & Sons, no date, circa 1945. 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), flexible pictorial card covers, slight fading to covers else near fine. The text told in verse takes 2 little children to ABC Land where letters come alive as do toys and dolls. The verse contains words beginning with the letter being versified. Brightly illustrated in color by the author featuring charming large humanized letters. $250.00 MacKINSTRY'S ARTHURIAN ABC 2. ABC. (ARTHURIAN) THE FAIRY ALPHABET: AS USED BY MERLIN by Elizabeth Mackinstry. NY: Viking 1933 (1933). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, covers bowed some else fine in frayed dust wrapper with some closed tears. First edition. One of Mackinstry's most lovely books, each page is printed on one side only and features a large and intricate black and white drawing - one for each letter of a fairy ABC, featuring Merlin, Ariel, Caliban, Puck, Undine and others. Verse written by MacKinstry as well. (Five Years of Childrens Books p.24 &33). $300.00 1940's ALPHABET BOOK 3. ABC. A B C'S IN RHYME [on cover] C B A [on title page] by Ruth Roche. (NY): Action Play Books (1945). Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 7 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, VG-Fine. A lively alphabet with bright full color illustrations and illustrations in brown all in 1940's style by D.B. Icove. "C" is for Cook featuring a Black Mammy cook. BIRD ALPHABET IN BOX 4. ABC. (BIRDS) STORY OF THE BIRDS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH BIRD ALPHABET by Gertrude Keeley. NY: Hurst (1901). 4to, cloth, pictorial pasteon, AS NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX (box flaps repaired). Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different bird including a history of the bird and a hand-lettered rhyme with a lovely full color illustrations. A beautiful copy and including some unusual birds. $275.00 $225.00

FABULOUS SAALFIELD CLOTH BOOK 6. ABC. (CLOTH) BABY'S ABC BOOK. Akron: Saalfield 1904. 4to, pictorial cloth, fine. "B" stands for Baseball, "F" is for the Fourth of July". A great American turn of the century alphabet and a fine example of the genre. $300.00



Lond.: Dean

ca 1925. 4to, cloth, owner name else fine+. Marvelous rich on on color every cloth. illustrations page, A printed beautiful $300.00


2 ABC'S 8. ABC. COLLINS' PLAYTIME ABC. Lond.: Collins circa 1925. Thick 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine. An ABC, Counting and story book featuring 2 stunning alphabets; the Tiny Tot's ABC and the Funny Animal ABC illustrated in bright colors. Also including counting rhymes and poems illustrated in colors and in line. There is a color plate frontis by H.G. C. Marsh Lambert plus other illustrations by Gladys Peto, R. James Williams and more, most in the style of Mabel Lucie Attwell. A beautiful book in excellent condition. $400.00


914.764.7410 EARLY DISNEY 9. ABC. (DISNEY,WALT) MICKEY MOUSE ALPHABET FROM A TO Z. Racine: Whitman (1936). 4to, (7x9"), pictorial boards, [32]p., piece of clean plastic on front cover (not easily visible), edges rubbed, VG. An early Disney book, this ABC book is illus. in shades of red and black on each page with all letters represented by a different predicament Nice! that Mickey gets into. $300.00

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Aleph-Bet Books - Catalogue 94 STUNNING 1853 SWEDISH ABC 13. ABC. (EARLY SWEDISH) PRINSESSAN LOVISA'S ABC BOK MED BILDER. no publishing information [Stockholm, Sweden], (1853). 4to (6 1/2 x 9 1/8"), blue cloth gold and blind stamped , all edges gilt, 84p., re-cased with original spine laid down, occasional soil, VG+. The first 10% of the book features 10 alphabets printed in a variety of typefaces and font sizes, plus syllables, numbers, and a few fables illustrated with black and white engravings. The remaining 90% of the book has a pictorial alphabet with each color lithographed plate having 15 or so objects pictured on the plate. For each object there is paragraph of description. Includes 24 lithographed plates by A.J. Salmon including litho'd title page. This is a sumptuous first book for a young child that only the wealthiest of families could have afforded. $1200.00 ED EMBERLY ABC SIGNED WITH DRAWING 14. ABC. (EMBERLEY) ED EMBERLEY'S ABC. Boston: Little Brown (1978). Oblong 4to (10 x 7 3/4"), pictorial cloth, As New in as new dust wrapper. Stated first edition. Designed to help the child write as well as to learn the ABC's, every letter has a 2-page spread with fabulous color illustrations by this Caldecott Award winning illustrator. For something different, Emberley has chosen some letters that appear in the middle of a word instead of the first letter. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY ED EMBERLY AND HIS WIFE AND HAS A CHARMING 4" DRAWING OF A ROOSTER. This is special copy of a scarce ABC in unusually fine condition. $275.00

10. ABC. (DOGS)


Sam'l Gabriel 1911. 12mo (5x7"), cloth, VG+. This charming ABC dogs has 4 full page color illustrations of dogs by Harry Lyman - the text has each letter representing a different breed or a dog's name. "I" is for Irish Wolf Dog. $150.00

HAND-COLORED ABC 11. ABC. (EARLY AMERICAN) PRETTY ALPHABET BOOK. Boston: T.H. Carter, no date, circa 1830, 3 5/8 x 4 5/8", printed card covers, front free endpaper trimmed off and neat spine repair, VG. This charming little ABC is printed on one side of the paper, one page for each letter. Each page has 3 or 4 lines of rhyming text above which is a large block letter with hand-colored illustrations within the letter that refer to the rhyme. The letter "M stands for Melon, For Man and for Might" and within the "M" are pictures of a watermelon and a man in high hat, coat and cane. The book ends with the letter "Y": Y stands for Yeoman,/ for Farmer stout/ Z is the last letter,/ Which we have left out. This is a title in Aunt Mary's Library for Little Folks. Scarce. $875.00


12. ABC. (EARLY GERMAN) GOLDENE ABC FUR KINDER die schon lesen sonnen oder Lehren der Sittlichseit und Jugend in kleinen Geschichten und Erzahlungen fur die Jugend benderlen Geschlechts von Jacob Glatz. Nurnberg: Friedrich Campe 1810. 12mo, [i-ii] iii-vi, [2]p. publisher's list of books, frontis, [1]-160p., marbled boards, respined, board edges worn else tight and VG. Housed in a custom cloth box. A series of short "naughty children" stories arranged alphabetically, teaching the effect of bad behavior: gossip, atonement, thoughtlessness, etc. Illustrated with 24 hand colored copperplate engravings arranged 2 per page (complete as issued with no J, X or Y). Jacob Glatz (1776-1835) was a prolific German author of children's books. A charming early German juvenile. $2750.00



Helen & Marc Younger ED EMBERLY ABC POSTER SIGNED WITH DRAWING 15. ABC. (EMBERLEY) ED EMBERLEY'S ABC POSTER. This is the publisher's promotional poster for Emberley's ABC published in 1978 by Little Brown. It measures 17" wide x 22" high in fine condition. The image is for the Letter B and shows a dressed up Bear sitting at a table with a Bird and a Butterfly talking into its ears. A Beetle writes out the letter B on the tablecloth that has a Basket and a Bee on it. This poster is SIGNED BY EMBERLEY AND HIS WIFE WITH A CUTE DRAWING of a fish on the bottom margin. $200.00


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[email protected] DEAN ABC 19. ABC. (HANDCOLORED) INFANT'S FIRST BOOK; OR A.B.C. IN LARGE LETTERS WITH PRETTY PICTURES. Lond.: Dean and Son, circa 1880. 12mo, pictorial wraps, cover soil else VG+. Illustrated with 3 full page hand-colored illustrations to accompany the letters of the alphabet in large block letters no text. $200.00 1850'S ABC TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL 20. ABC. (HAND-COLORED) OVERLAND ALPHABET FROM SKETCHES TAKEN "EN ROUTE" by Isabel D. Lond.: William Tegg &Co. and sold by Joseph Myers, circa 1853. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, probably re-backed long ago, rear cover soil, VG+. Rare cover advertises Hoffmann's King Nutcracker. Printed on rectos only, each leaf has 3 large red block letters, 3 fine hand-colored illustrations and 3 verses. Verses relate to travel over land and sea traveling to Gibraltar, Island of Gozo, Egypt, India and more. A rare and wonderful alphabet book. $1800.00

TUCK FIREFIGHTING ABC 16. ABC. (FIREFIGHTING) FIRE LADDIES ABC. NY: Tuck 1911. Narrow folio, (7 1/2 x 14 1/2"), pictorial wraps, some cover creasing and soil else VG+. A firefighting alphabet illustrated with 4 fine full page chromolithographs and other illustrations in brown line to accompany verses. $350.00 FLOWER ALPHABET 17. ABC. (FLOWERS) THE STORY OF THE WILD FLOWERS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FLOWER ALPHABET by Gertrude Keeley. NY: Hurst (1901, 1914). 4to (6 3/8 x 10 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, some slight cover soil else VG. Each of the 26 flowers from A-Z has 2 pages of text plus a poem, including some uncommon varieties of flowers. Each letter is pictorially presented in color. $200.00 18. ABC. (GAME) GLOM EJ: att falla ned locken over bokstaverna! no publication information, Swedish ca 1910, Housed in a printed paper wrap folder, folded into thirds (5 1/2" square when closed). Insider are 25 envelopes - one for each letter of the alphabet (no "w") plus 3 additional envelopes for special letters. The front of each envelope has a color picture of an object that begins with the letter. Inside each envelope are a series of printed cards showing the letter as capital, lower case, etc. - done in a variety of types and in two colors. The child can take letters and form words. Quite charming and undoubtedly rare with the pieces in each pocket. $850.00

21. ABC. (HANDCOLORED) THE PICTURE ALPHABET. NY: J.Q. Preble no date circa 1860. 4to (6 3/4 x 10 1/4"), pictorial wraps, light stain, neat spine repair, VG. Each letter has a hand-colored illustration of a different bird or animal, several quite unusual with hand-coloring uneven in quality. The text is in rhyme. "U" Stands for the wild cow called Uru, "Y" is the otterlike Yapak. Printed on one side of the paper. This is an uncommon publisher and a nice alphabet toybook. $400.00 22. ABC. (INDIANS) HIAWATHA ALPHABET by Florence Pohl. Chic: Rand McNally (1910). Large 4to, cloth, pictorial pasteon, cover rubbed else VG. Illustrated by H.D. POHL in full color on every page - one page per letter. Printed on rectos only and featuring an Indian motif and alphabet and counting endpapers. Very attractive. $250.00

914.764.7410 LARGE FORMAT ABC 23. ABC. (LARGE FORMAT) A*B*C BOOK by Tom and Elizabeth Brennan. NY: Novel Toy / Kroll Printing 1947. Oblong folio, (13 x 10")spiral backed card covers, some cover wear and soil, overall VG. Text is in large block type in verse. Each page of text faces a particularly striking full page vibrant color lithograph picturing many items beginning with that letter. An unusually well executed book, very scarce. $250.00

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Aleph-Bet Books - Catalogue 94 LARGE FORMAT McLOUGHLIN 26. ABC. (McLOUGHLIN) BIG LETTER ABC BOOK. Springfield: McLoughlin Bros. 1937. Oblong 17" wide x 11" high, pictorial card covers, some edge wear, VG+. This is a fabulous, large ABC of objects. Illustrated in bright colors in 30's style covering every page by Amy Hogebooth. Due to its large size and intended audience, very few of these have survived intact. Well printed and rare. $350.00



GOLDEN ABC. NY: McLoughlin 19TH CENTURY LIMERICK ABC 24. ABC. (LIMERICKS) RUMMICAL RHYMES WITH MATCH SET FORTH IN FAYRE PROSPECT ALPHABETICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY. Lond. Dean & Son. (11 Ludgate Hill) circa 1860. 8vo, [24]p. + cover, stiff pictorial wraps, old neat re-spining and corner of cover rubbed else VG+. Each letter of the alphabet has a nonsensical limerick involving the name of a town beginning with the particular letter (I and J, U and V are combined two to a page). "There was a young lady of Cork, Who declining to eat with a Fork, Her fingers would use, And the feelings abuse, of the delicate people of Cork." Printed on one side of the paper, each page has a large 3-color illustration, signed by JB. $1200.00 Bros. circa 1870. Large 12mo, PICTURES TO (4 3/x x 7 1/2"), pictorial wraps, near Fine. Printed in deep orange and black with word lists for each letter in large type. Each letter has a fine engraving with the letter in red superimposed on Nicely printed. the illustration. and $275.00 illustrated

LINEN ABC's 28. ABC. (MCLOUGHLIN) LITTLE PET'S ABC BOOK. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1870. 6 x 8 1/2", linen pictorial wraps, some creasing, VG. Illustrated with 4 pages of full color pictures for letters of the alphabet and with other pages having word lessons. Charming color covers as well. "B" is for Bear and Bell "E" is for Egg and Engineer, "J" is for Jockey and "N" is for Nutcracker. $200.00


STUNNING PICTURE BOOK WITH 3 ABC'S AND MORE 25. ABC. LITTLE PEOPLE'S FAVOURITE ALBUM. London: Frederick Warne, no date, circa 1880. Folio, 10 1/2 x 13", brown pictorial cloth with gilt lettering, margin of one plate neatly reinforced else near fine. The first part of the book includes all the basics of learning: ABC's, Simple Addition, Days of the Week, Telling Times, etc. Containing The ABC of Toys and Games, An Alphabet of Capital Letters, A Was an Apple Pie and A Large and Small Alphabet. Also includes the counting rhyme of The Ten Little Niggers. The second part has animal fables and stories. Illustrated with 24 stunning chromolithographed plates and in line on every page of text. This is a rare title and a great copy of 19th century picture book. $600.00


29. ABC. (MCLOUGHLIN) LITTLE PET'S ABC BOOK. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1870. 5 3/4 x 8 1/4", linen pictorial wraps, some soil, VG. Illustrated with 4 pages of full color pictures for letters of the alphabet and with other pages having word lessons. Charming color covers as well. "E" is for Engineer, "J" is for Jockey and "N" is for Negro. $200.00 30. ABC. (MCLOUGHLIN) LITTLE PET'S LINEN ABC. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1870. 6 x 8 1/8", linen pictorial wraps, some soil, VG. Illustrated with 4 pages of full color pictures for letters of the alphabet and with other pages having word lessons. Charming color covers as well. "B" is for Bat man "E" is for Elk, "J" is for Juggler and "N" is for Negro. $200.00


Helen & Marc Younger MARVELOUS HUMANIZED MUSICAL BOGEYMEN 31. ABC. (MUSIC) AN ALPHABET OF MUSICAL BOGEYS by Arthur Layard. Lond: Lawrence & Bullen 1899. 4to, (8 3/4 x 11 3/4"), pictorial boards, white covers soiled, paper at tips and on spine worn as usual, otherwise tight, clean and VG. 1st ed. Featuring 26 fabulous and imaginative full page color illus. of various humanized musical creatures from A-Z to accompany verse by Layard as well. See Peppin: Book Illus. 20th Cent. p.181. An unusual and scarce alphabet book. Include the a page of sheet music for an accompanying song by Emil Sauer. $325.00 RARE FRANCES BRUNDAGE ABC OF NATIONS 32. ABC. (NATIONS) BOYS AND GRILS FROM A TO Z. Akron: Saalfield 1918. 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge rubbing and inconspicuous small margin mend else VG+. Each letter stands for a different country. Every page of text faces a richly colored full page illustration showing little children in native dress. Text pages are illustrated in line - all by Frances Brundage. Some uncommon representations include "Y" for Yakutsk in Russia, "X" for Xeres in Spain. "D" for the African kingdom of Dahomey mentions "The queerest thing about this kingdom was its army, for there were six thousand WOMEN soldiers and not one man." This is a rare ABC with charming illustrations. $525.00 ABC MOTHER GOOSE FAN BOOK 33. ABC. (NOVELTY) MOTHER GOOSE A.B.C. BOOK AND SLICED ANIMAL BOOK. NY: T.S. Todd 1907. There are 28 pages to this book that measures 1 1/2" wide by 6" high, small piece of rear leaf replaced else VG. It is bound with a metal grommet at the base that enables the reader to fan-out and manipulate each leaf individually. There are really two complete books depending upon which side the reader views. On one side of the leaves there is an alphabet with one letter per page. Each leaf is illustrated in color with the letter in large red block type at the top. Most letters represent nursery rhymes ("C" is Cock Robin) but "X" is for Xmas with a nice picture of Santa. When turned over, there is a very clever animal slice book where the various animals can only be made complete by using a combination of several different leaves for which the reader must search. The animal's name is printed at the bottom so the child must match the picture as well as the word. One of the most clever and unusual formats for a children's book and quite hard to find intact. $450.00

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[email protected] 34. ABC. (NOVELTY) MY BOOK OF LETTER CUBES TO MAKE AND USE. Lond.: Tuck ca 1925. Obl. folio, stiff pictorial boards, Fine. The text is an ABC in story format. Included are 8 leaves of colored illustrations that are meant to be cut out and glued to form ABC CUBES. Completely unused. $150.00

35. ABC. (PANORAMA) PANORAMA PUZZLE. Offered here is a rare 19th century ABC panorama. No publication information, French circa 1870. 3 1/4 x 4 1/2", 24 panels (no W or Z) mounted on boards, bound accordion fashion with the first and last panels backed in leather, covers rubbed else VG+. Each letter has a very detailed chromolithographed scene with a large capital letter superimposed. At the bottom of each illustration is the number of items beginning with that letter that can be found in the picture. A real challenge, quite unusual. $1500.00


THE KIND NEGRO * MEDDLESOME GIRLS 36. ABC. (PRIMER) THE AMERICAN PICTORIAL PRIMER; OR, The First Book for Children: Designed for Home or Parental Instruction. Embellished with numerous engravings and pretty stories which will please the children amazingly!. NY: George F. Cooledge, no date, circa 1848, 12mo (4 1/2 x 7 5/8"), pictorial wraps, 47p., spine repair, corner of one page torn, some margin mends, G-VG. Containing 3 alphabets, one of which is a 3 page pictorial ABC with an illustration for each letter. It also contains syllables, easy words and short stories for the beginning reader, one of which is The Kind Negro: "Her skin was Black but her heart was kind". Profusely illustrated with fine wood (?) engravings on every page and there is a pictorial border on each page as well text. This is a most attractive, much better than average American primer. $225.00


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Aleph-Bet Books - Catalogue 94 ATTWELL COVER 41. ABC. (TUCK) "YOUR" ABC. London: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1915. Oblong 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 5/8"), pictorial wraps, faint crease and slight soil, VG. This title in Father Tuck's First Lesson Series has a great color cover by Mabel Lucie Attwell and is illustrated inside with 4 full page chromos plus brown line illustrations in-text by M. Bowley. Also featuring a color rear cover. $200.00 SCARCE DUGALD STEWART WALKER ALPHABET BOOK 42. ABC. (WALKER) SALLY'S A*B*C* by Dugald Stewart Walker. NY: Harcourt Brace 1929 (1929). 4to, cloth, near Fine in dw. 1st ed. Based on a real sampler found by Walker that had been originally done in 1790 by Sally Tate from Medford,Mass. Illus. by him in exquisite detail with pictorial endpapers and in 3-color on every page. A most lovely book, very, very scarce. $600.00

ABC SEE ALSO 53, 95, 176, 187, 256, 335, 384, 485, 565 ADULT (BETTER KNOWN FOR ADULT BOOKS) ­ 140, 207, 482, 565 ADVERTISING ­ 40, 132, 150, 240, 305 AFRICA ­ 99, 105, 253

37. ABC.


YOUNG ONE'S PRIMER. no pub. info., circa 1890. 4to, pictorial wraps, near fine. Illus. in 3-colors on every page for the letters of the alphabet. $150.00

STRUWWLPETER ALPHABET AND POLITICAL PARODY 38. ABC. (STRUWWELPETER) THE STRUWWELPETER ALPHABET by Harold Begbie. Lond: Grant Richards 1900. 4to, (8 1/2 x 10 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers darkened and sl. soiled as usual else nice, clean VG+ copy (cover acts as title page). 1st ed. 26p. printed on rectos only. Each leaf has a full page color illustration by F. CARRUTHERS GOULD parodying various political figures of the era, many suffering the consequences of bad deeds like in Struwwelpeter. Each letter represents a specific person or generalization (K is for Kipling and Kitchener and L is for Li, the generic Chinaman). A sequel to the Political Struwwelpeter. $450.00 39. ABC. (TONGUETWISTERS) PETER PIPER'S PLAYMATES. Chic.: Whitman (1930). 8vo, cloth, pictorial paste-on, some soil on cover plate else near Fine. An ABC book of tongue twisters with text taken from a British Museum copy of the famous "Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation". Profusely illustrated in typical 30's style by ELEANORE MINEAH HUBBARD with full page and partial page b&w's and a few silhouettes. A terrific, period version of this ABC book. $200.00 1879 WABASH TRAIN ABC 40. ABC. (TRAINS) WABASH ALPHABET PRIMER. Chicago: Rand McNally 1879. 12mo (5 1/4 x 7"). wraps, Fine. Each letter stands for a different aspect of train travel with emphasis on how the Wabash line is the best. Each letter is presented in a large format 3-color capital. "E is for Emigrant, bound for the West / Where the destitute poor may find comfort and rest;/ To the land of the prairie and cottonwood trees/ the Wabash transports them with safety and ease." Illustrated with a full page train route map and an engraving of the Wabash office in Toledo, Ohio. Very scarce. $475.00

UNCOMMONLY FINE COPY IN BOX 43. ALCOTT,LOUISA MAY. LITTLE MEN: Life at Penfield with Jo's Boys. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871 (1871). Small 8vo, (5 x 6 3/4"), green cloth stamped in gold on front cover and spine, brown coated endpapers, the slightest touch of rubbing else Fine and bright in custom cloth clamshell box. Illustrated with 4 full page black and whites. 1st ed., 1st issue with ad listing "Pink and White Tyranny" as Nearly Ready, signature 1 present with no priority. Peter Parley To Penrod p.36, BAL 167. $500.00 FABULOUS ALDIN PICTURE BOOK 44.ALDIN,CECIL. BUNNYBOROUGH. Lond.: Humphrey Milford [1919]. Large 4to, cl. backed pictorial boards, rear cover faded else VG+. This is a most fabulous large format picture book about a family of humanized rabbits and their animal friends. Featuring 16 rich color plates on heavy stock, pictorial title and pictorial endpapers. A great picture book, extremely scarce. $1750.00



Helen & Marc Younger 45.AMES,MRS. ERNEST. MAID'S PROGRESS. Lond.: Grant Richards 1901. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge rubbing and light soil, VG+. 1st ed. Written by Mrs. Ames, each page of text in verse faces a full page color illustrations in her broad art nouveau style. (SEE ILLUS BOTTOM PRIOR PAGE) $475.00 WHISTLER'S HANS ANDERSEN 46.ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS by Hans Christian Andersen. New York: Oxford Univ. Press 1936. 8vo, green cloth, 470p., fine in dust wrapper. First U.S. edition, published the previous year in a limited and trade edition in England. Illustrated by REX WHISTLER with pictorial title page, 10 full page and a profusion of partial page illustrations. Considered one of the finest 20th century editions of Andersen. See Eyre p.53-4, Hersholt p.93. $200.00


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[email protected] 50. ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. UGLY DUCK AND OTHER TALES trans. by Ch. Boner. Lond: Grant Griffith ca 1847. 8vo, blue cloth, [169]p., few corners nipped, edges rubbed, rear blank endpaper repaired G-VG. 1st English ed. thus having been first published as A Danish Story Book by Cundall in 1846. Illus. with 2 fine lithographed plates by Count Pocci and many beautiful engravings by E. DALZIEL. $850.00



51.(ANDERSON,ANNE)illus. OLD FRENCH NURSERY SONGS. Lond.: Harrap, nd, ca 1915. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in sl. worn dw. 23 songs in French with musical notation, and illustrated by Anderson with 8 beautiful color plates plus 12 MINIATURES IN BOX 47.ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. FAIRY TALES. Denmark: Nordic Paper Industry 1949. Housed in a pictorial box 12 miniature fairy tales in pictorial boards. Each book measures 2x3" and all are illustrated in color. Titles include: Ugly Duckling (2 parts). Fir Tree (2 parts) Flying Trunk (2 parts), Little Swineherd, Little Match Girl, Real Princess, and the Tinder Box. Quite charming and unusual. $250.00 ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS BY AL SZEKELY 48.ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. ILLUSTRATIONS TO ANDERSEN by Al Szekely. Lond. 1963. Housed in a portfolio are 8 fine watercolor illustrations for Andersen's fairy tales. The pieces are on art paper 10 x 12 1/2" and each is signed. Includes Little Mermaid, Emperor's New Clothes and others. The illustrations are rich in color and detail. There is an additional watercolor on the portfolio flap. $500.00 many lovely, detailed black and A book. whites throughout. lovely $400.00 charming,

FAIRIES 52.ANDERSON,FLORENCE MARY. THE RAINBOW TWINS. Lond.: Joseph Johnson [1919]. 4to, cl. backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed, soil on rear cover else, VG+. Written by Anderson and illus. by her with 12 beautiful color plates, pictorial endpapers plus line illustrations on every page of text. A wonderful fairy story, quite scarce. $600.00

ANDRE, R. - 356

53.ANNO,MITSUMASA. ANNO'S MAGICAL ABC. NY: Philomel (1981). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in fine dust wrapper. 1st U.S. edition stated. Two complete alphabets, one in upper and one in lower case with color illustrations, all of which appear distorted and which become normal when viewed through mirrored tubing provided in a pocket. A great book. $125.00

HELEN AND BRUCE GENTRY 49. ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. THE NIGHTINGALE. San Francisco: Helen and Bruce Gentry, (1934). 12mo, tan pictorial bds., title pasteon, corners and spine ends bumped, else VG. Apparently published privately, this is a nice edition of this classic fairy tale, published on textured paper. Woodblock illustrations by Frank Gregory. $125.00

HUMANIZED FLOWERS, VEGGIES AND FRUIT 54.ANTHROPOMORPHISM. MOTHER BROWN EARTH'S CHILDREN: flower and berry babies; vegetable and fruit children combined by Edna Groff Deihl. Chicago: Whitman (1927). 8vo (6 1/4 x 8 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper (dw chipped). Tales where fruits, vegetables, flowers and berries come alive. Profusely illustrated with full page and in-text color illustrations by VERA STONE plus color cover by MILO WINTER. $200.00

ANTHROPOMORPHISM ALSO 1, 132, 168, 236, 252, 271, 440, 575, 588


ARABIAN NIGHTS ­ 195, 209, 430

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Aleph-Bet Books - Catalogue 94


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BY THE QUEEN OF ROUMANIA 58.(ATTWELL,MABEL LUCIE)illus. PEEPING PANSY by MARIE QUEEN OF ROUMANIA. Lond.: Hodder & Stoughton nd [1919]. 4to, red cloth extensively decorated in gold, tiny depression on cover, slightest of edge wear, near fine. 1st ed. Illustrated by Attwell with 8 magnificent mounted color plates with illustrated tissue guards and with 8 full page b&w's. A beautiful copy of a very scarce and desirable Attwell title. $1500.00 RARE FAIRY TALE PANORAMA 59.(ATTWELL,MABEL LUCY)illus. FAIRY TALE PANORAMA (AUS DEM GOLDENEN MARCHENSCHATZ). Hannover: U. Molling & Comp., no date, circa 1910. 4to, pictorial boards, covers lightly rubbed and soiled else VG-Fine. This is a 12 panel double-sided panorama with a fairy tale theme, including Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Children in the Wood and Jack the Giant Killer. There are 12 large and striking full page color illustrations by Attwell. Rare. $1200.00

in full color by Ardizzone, The Ugly Duckling has charming color illustrations by EVERETT GEE JACKSON and Sleeping Beauty (trans. from Perrault's French) is likewise beautifully illustrated in color by SYLVAIN SAUVAGE. $300.00

PARTICULARLY CHARMING ARDIZZONE TITLE 56.(ARDIZZONE,EDWARD)illus. THE TRUE AND PATHETIC HISTORY OF DESBAROLLDA THE WALTZING MOUSE by Noel Langley. Lond.: Lindsay Drummond (1947). 8vo, cloth backed boards, 63p., near Fine in sl. worn dw. 1st ed. The trials and tribulations of a humanized mouse. Illustrated by Ardizzone in full color in the text and with a fabulous color dust wrapper. Langley was a noted novelist and screen writer and was one of the screen writers for the movie version of the Wizard of Oz. Quite wonderful. $325.00

ART (ORIGINAL) ­ 48, 89, 111, 116, 122, 126, 165-6, 169, 191, 307, 316, 323, 325, 340-2, 395-6, 432, 468, 483, 520-527, 542, 548, 554 ART DECO ­ 113, 153, 259, 499, 507, 561, 577, 588 ART NOUVEAU ­ 314, 431, 436, 498

KING ARTHUR NOVELTY - THE RAREST IN THE SERIES 57.ARTHURIAN INTEREST. PLAYBOOK OF KING ARTHUR by Susan Meriwether. NY: Harper Brothers (1928). Large 4to (10 1/2 x 13"), stiff pictorial card covers, MINT / UNUSED with original glassine. The first few pages tell the story of King Arthur. The remaining pages are filled with color figures and objects to cut out and assemble for play using the cover as a large backdrop. Printed on heavy paper and wonderfully illustrated with rich color lithos by ESTHER PECK. (See Realms of Gold p.153). A brilliant copy of the rarest title in the series. $600.00

ILLUSTRATIONS HIGHLIGHTED IN GOLD 60.AUNT LOUISA. AUNT LOUISA'S GOLDEN GIFT (by Laura Valentine). London: Warne, nd, circa 1870 Sq. 4to, green gilt and black pictorial cloth, Fine. One of the most beautiful of the Aunt Louisa Series, this includes Little Dame Crump; Hush-a-bye-Baby; Childhood's Delight and Tottie's Nursery Rhymes. It is illustrated with 24 color plates printed on one side only. Each plate has two panels that are often inter-related, one by M. Tilsey and the other signed EB (possibly E.V. BOYLE?). With extensive use of gilt highlighting, they are very lovely. See Osborne p.689. Aunt Louisa see also 242, 351. $400.00 ABORIGINAL ART 61.AUSTRALIAN INTEREST. THE WAY OF THE WHIRLWIND by Mary & Elizabeth Durack. Sydney: Consolidated Press 1943 (1941). Folio, (9 3/4 x 14 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, [79]p., VG+. A fairy story for children with an Aboriginal setting featuring startling pictorial endpapers and 12 tipped-in plates, 9 of which are in color and are really unique in style and color usage. There are also many b&w's in-text. Muir (Aust. Child. Bk. Illus. p.1024) calls this the Durack's major book and remarks on its uniquely Australian character and its demonstration of the Australian public's growing appreciation for Aboriginal art and culture. $375.00

ARTHURIAN SEE ALSO 2, 57, 319, 452, 473

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GREAT `30S CAR BOARD BOOK 62.AUTOMOBILES. MOTORS. London: Oxford Univ. Press, no date, circa 1930's. Large 4to, (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light normal cover wear, VG+. Printed on thick boards, each page has a great full page brightly colored picture of the various aspects and types of cars. Illustrated by MAUS. A great board picture book. Autos see also 588. $250.00


date ca 1930. Folio (9 x 12 1/2"), stiff linen-like pictorial wraps, [16]p. including covers, name on edge of cover else VG+. This striking version of Sambo is illustrated in a broad style by TERRY AND MARY SMITH with bold colors printed on various colored papers. Very scarce. $675.00

FINE NISTER BABY BOOK / NESBIT & MacDONALD 63.BABY BOOK. BABY LIFE a remembrance of Baby Days with an intro. by E. Nesbit. Lond. & NY: Nister & Dutton circa 1880. 4to, (7 7/8 x 9 1/2") pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, light cover soil else fine and unused with spaces for photos and notations. Poem entitled Baby by George Macdonald. Illustrated with beautiful chromolithographs and brown illustrations by Harriet M. Bennett. A scarce and lovely baby book. $250.00 64.BABY BOOK. THE NEW BABY'S BIOGRAPHY by A.O. Kaplan. NY: Brentanos (1891,1908). Large 4to, gilt pictorial cloth, fine and unused. Illustrated in typical turn of the century Brandywine style by RUTH MARY HALLOCK with full page color illus., plus half and full page 3-color illus. Printed on heavy coated stock with decorative border on many pages by Ysabel DeWitte Kaplan. One of the loveliest baby books. Heppner p.93103. $300.00


RARE SAMBO PUZZLE 67.[BANNERMAN,HELEN]. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO [in] FRAMED FAIRYLAND PUZZLES INCLUDING LITTLE BLACK SAMBO, PETER RABBIT, GINGERBREAD BOY AND THREE KITTENS. no place: Sam. Gabriel ca 1930. housed in a pictorial box measuring 15 x 9" are 4 jigsaw puzzles - each measuring 7 x 8 1/2". Sambo is signed by R.A. Buney. Sambo is also on the cover of the box. Rare. $400.00

WONDERFUL SAMBO BOARD GAME 68.[BANNERMAN,HELEN]. LITTLE BLACK SAMBO GAME. Chicago: Cadaco Ellis 1945. This is a complete Sambo board game in original pictorial box (box flaps repaired and restored). Great pictorial lid and fabulous color pictorial game board measuring 19 1/2 x 20 1/2" when opened, plus spinner and game pieces. Instructions are written inside the lid. Quite scarce. $400.00

SAMBO * 3 BEARS AND MORE IN BOX RICHARDSON ILLUSTRATIONS 65.[BANNERMAN,HELEN]. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO * THREE BEARS * GINGERBREAD BOY * LITTLE RED HEN 4 books. Phil.: Winston (1930). Obl. 12mo, (6" wide x 5), pictorial board covers, 4 BOOKS FINE IN DUST WRAPPERS AND IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX! The Cheerie Series of Sunshine Books for Little Tots. Sambo is portrayed as a native of INDIA illus. in color by Eunice Stephenson. The other 3 titles are illustrated in color by FREDERICK RICHARDSON. This is a very scarce version of Sambo and a rare set of the Cheerie books. $1200.00

RARE BANNERMAN TITLE 69.BANNERMAN,HELEN. THE STORY OF THE TEASING MONKEY. NY: Stokes 1907. 12mo, cl. backed pictorial boards, 142p., some cover soil and corners worn else VG+. 1st American edition, in the Dumpy format printed on one side of the paper only. The story of a mischievous little monkey named Jacko, written by the author of Little Black Sambo. Illus. by Bannerman in color throughout. Very scarce. $875.00



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70.BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., slight wear to spine ends and some rubbing to hinge paper else FINE - clean and tight, housed in a custom quarter morocco and marbled paper case. 1st ed., ALL POINTS OF FIRST STATE except for one. There is a box around ads on page 2 (1st state), 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail on" (1st state), p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "peices" incorrectly (1st state) p.[227] 1st line reads "While Tin Woodman" (1st state), colophon in 11 lines with box (1st state), verso title page copyright is rubber stamped (state 1), perfect type on pages 100, 186 (1st state), color plates corrected on page 34 & 92 (second state). Binding state "c" with publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C". Hanff/Greene I.1-2 binding state C, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Illustrated with 24 wonderful color plates and other text illustrations by W.W. Denslow. This is the ROLAND BAUGHMAN COPY with his signature on corner of last leaf. Baughman was a noted Baum collector and scholar, Head of Special Collections at Columbia Univ. from 1946 until his death in 1967. His Baum collection was exhibited in 1956 at Columbia and he co-edited the accompanying exhibition catalogue with Joan Baum. This is a wonderful copy of one of the most famous children's books of all times. $32,500.00


74.BAUM,L.FRANK. GLINDA OF OZ. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1920). 4to, tan cloth, pictorial paste-on, 279p. + 1p. ads., cover plate lightly soiled else near fine. 1st ed., later printing (H-G XIV) with ads through Cowardly Lion. The last book to be written by Baum, and published after his death. Illustrated by J. R. NEILL with 12 color plates plus many b&w's. Nice copy. $650.00

MINT COPY IN DUST WRAPPER 75.(BAUM,L.FRANK) & Lee (1924). GRAMPA IN OZ Chic: Reilly by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

8vo, brick red cloth,

pictorial paste-on, Mint in dust wrapper frayed at spine ends. The wrapper has ads through Hungry Tiger and is most likely the original wrapper that came on the book. 1st ed. Although it measures 1 7/16, the type is damaged on p. 171,189 indicating a later printing, (H-G XVIII). Illustrated by J.R. NEILL with 12 color plates (coated 1 side). 71.BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WIZARD OF OZ. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1899, 1903). 4to, green cloth, orange and green pictorial paste-on, 208p., Fine in dust wrapper (dw with 2" chip off rear corner). Fifth edition, second state. The text was entirely reset for this edition. Illus. with 8 color plates and full page black and whites by W.W. DENSLOW. HG p.34 and plate 4. Scarce with dw. $600.00


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Chic: Reilly & Britton (1917).

4to, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, [313]p., FINE. 1st ed. (H-G p.71-2). Illustrated by J.R. NEILL with 12 color plates and pictorial ep's. Featuring the Frogman and others. A beautiful copy, very hard to $2000.00

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72.BAUM,L.FRANK. THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill (1939). 4to, green decorative cloth, mint in near fine with slight edge wear. 1st ed. of the Movie Edition with half- tone ep's of Judy Garland, Bert Lahr etc plus 8 color plates and black and whites by W.W. DENSLOW. Nice copies are increasingly scarce with dw. $1200.00 EMERALD CITY IN DUST WRAPPER! 73.BAUM,L.FRANK. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. Chic: Reilly & Brit. (1910). 4to, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, FINE IN ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER! (dw chipped at front fold and with 1 1/2" irregular piece off top of spine). 1st ed., 1st state, H-G VI.1. Illustrated by J.R. NEILL with cover plate, 2-color pictorial endpapers, 16 color plates plus many black and whites in-text. A beautiful copy of an early Oz title in the rare dw. (SEE ILLUS TOP NEXT COLUMN) $9000.00

77.(BAUM,L.FRANK). MAGICAL MIMICS IN OZ by Jack Snow. Reilly & Lee (1946). 4to, grey cloth, pictorial paste-on, MINT IN DUST WRAPPER (dw price clipped, frayed at spine ends with a few closed margin tears but VG+). 1st ed. 1st state of the 37th Oz title and the first in the new series of Oz books, illustrated by Frank Kramer with pictorial ep's plus a profusion of full and partial page b&w's. H/G xxxvii. $500.00


Helen & Marc Younger INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR 78. (BAUM,L.FRANK). MERRY GO ROUND IN OZ by Eloise Jarvis McGraw and Lauren McGraw Wagner. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1963). 4to, pictorial cloth, 303p., Fine in fine dw. 1st ed., with earliest state of the dust wrapper (photos of authors on rear flap H-G XL). Illustrated by DICK MARTIN. The last Oz book published by Reilly and Lee. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY MARTIN AND McGRAW! A particularly nice copy. $1000.00 IN DUST WRAPPER 79.BAUM,L.FRANK. OZOPLANING WITH THE WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1939). 4to, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, 272p., FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (wrapper chipped, frayed with tears, correct price and ads). 1st printing with 16 page gatherings H-G XXXIII, illus. by JOHN R. NEILL with pictorial endpapers and many b&w's. This is a great copy of the 33rd Oz title. $1000.00

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on p. 105) of this scarce non-Oz fantasy. Illustrated by J. R. NEILL with cover label, pictorial endpapers plus 12 duotone plates surrounded by green iridescent pictorial border plus many full page and partial page b&w's. A really nice copy of wonderful fantasy tale. (SEE ILLUS BOTTOM PRIOR COLUMN) $950.00




Chic: Reilly & Brit. (1912). 4to, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, slightest of shelf wear else near fine. First edition, 1st issue with ads on verso of half-title listing the 2-6th Oz title plus John Dough (Schiller 229). A wonderful fantasy and a sequel to the Sea Fairies, this is illustrated by J.R. NEILL with beautiful color pictorial endpapers plus 12 color plates and many black and whites. Very scarce in such nice clean condition. $1200.00

IN DUST WRAPPER 80.(BAUM,L.FRANK). PURPLE PRINCE OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1932). 4to, deep purple cloth, pictorial paste-on, tiny rub area on rear corner else fine in VG+ sl. frayed dw ($1.75 price and ads through this title). 1st ed. 1st state, illustrated by J.R. NEILL with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates coated on one side plus b&w's in-text. A beautiful copy. H-G XXVI. $2000.00 BAUM NON-OZ FANTASY 81.BAUM,L.FRANK. QUEEN ZIXI OF IX. NY: Century 1905 (Oct. 1905). 4to, green pictorial cloth, 303p., slightest of wear to head of spine else FINE AND BRIGHT. 1st ed 2nd state with text illus. p.169-84 and 221-36 printed in turquoise instead of terra cotta. Illustrated by FREDERICK RICHARDSON with 16 color plates. A magnificent copy, rarely found so clean. $650.00

TWINKLE AND CHUBBINS! 84.[BAUM,L.FRANK]. TWINKLE AND CHUBBINS: their astonishing adventures in Nature Fairyland by Laura Bancroft. Chic: Reilly & Brit. (1911) 8vo, yellow cloth pictorially stamped in green, red and black, 384p., spine extrems lightly frayed and very slight cover soil else VG+. First and only edition (Schiller 219, Baughman 74) this reprints all 6 of the Twinkle Tales that first appeared pseudononymously in 1906: Mr. Woodchuck, Bandit Jim Crow, Prairie Dog Town, Prince Mud-Turtle, Twinkle's Enchantment and Sugar-Loaf Mountain. Illustrated by MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT (Frank Lloyd Wright's sister) with 94 color illustrations plus several b&w's. This is a nice copy of a very scarce Baum item. $1000.00 85.BAUM IMITATION. ZAUBERLINDA THE WISE WITCH by Eva Katherine Gibson. Chicago: Robert Smith (1901) 4to, blue pictorial cloth, FINE. An obvious Oz imitation with color illustrations on every page that change in color as the book progresses. A particularly nice copy. (Schiller 458) $300.00


82.BAUM,L.FRANK. THE SEA FAIRIES. NY: Reilly & Britton (1911). 8vo, green cloth, pictorial label featuring the faces of the three main characters, slight cover rubbing and a few tiny random spots else near fine. 1st ed., 1st issue in first state binding (with last 2 lines transposed on p.95 & and lines 14 & 15 transposed

RARE EARLY TEDDY BEAR BOOK 86.BEARS. MR. CINNAMON BEAR by Sara Tawney Lefferts. NY: Cupples & Leon (1907). 12mo, pictorial boards, [85]p., paper worn on spine ends else VG+. A rare and early Teddy Bear book, illustrated with numerous full page color plates plus line illustrations and pictorial endpapers by LOUISE BAQUET. $400.00


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87.BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS: THEIR TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES by Seymour Eaton (Paul Piper). Phil: Ed.Stern, 1906 (Sept. 1906). 4to, green cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, edges rubbed, binding strengthened with corner of one leaf restored with some loss of text, overall GVG. First edition of the FIRST ROOSEVELT BEAR BOOK. The two Roosevelt BearsTeddy B. and Teddy G. leave their home out West to set off on many adventures. Illustrated by V. FLOYD CAMPBELL with 16 full page color plates plus a profusion of black and whites in-text. THIS COPY HAS A WARM 5 LINE INSCRIPTION FROM EATON TO HIS NEPHEW, DATED 1906. LAID IN IS A STUDIO PHOTO OF EATON SIGNED BY HIM ON THE VERSO!! Eaton's signatures are rare. A unique copy. $2000.00 RARE EARLY TEDDY BEAR PAPER DOLL INCLUDING BASEBALL 88.BEARS. TEDDY BEAR PAPER DOLL. NY: J. Ottmann Litho Co. circa 1907. Housed in the original envelope is a 10" teddy bear paper doll COMPLETE with 5 outfits and 5 hats, 3 of which are uncut. Envelope sl. worn else VG. The outfits even include a BASEBALL UNIFORM! Rare. $600.00


90.BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE. NY: Simon & Schuster 1939 (1939). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper (dust wrapper with slight wear at base of spine, price clipped else unusually bright and near fine). 1st edition of Bemelman's most famous and most popular book. the copy. rhyming story Wonderful color of Madeline. $2850.00 illustrations on every page accompany Caldecott Honor. An unusually nice

LIMITED ED. WITH WATERCOLOR - ALSO INSCRIBED 91. BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. SMALL BEER. NY: Viking 1939. 8vo, cloth, edges of covers soiled else VG+ (no slipcase). LIMITED TO ONLY 175 NUMBERED COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL SIGNED WATERCOLOR. THIS COPY ALSO HAS A ONE PAGE PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM BEMELMANS ON THE HALF-TITLE. Wonderfully illustrated in b&w throughout the text, this is a special copy, quite scarce. $1000.00 92.BEMELMANS,LUDWIG. MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES. NY: Viking (1959). Folio, green cloth, 56p., Fine in dw (dw is frayed at spine ends with a repair to spine). 1st ed. Madeline gets stranded at a street fair in Paris and has adventures with the gypsies. Illustrated in color on every page. $650.00


BEARS SEE ALSO 192, 228, 278, 356, 385, 427, 428, 541 BEAUTY & THE BEAST ­ 176, 238-40

WONDERFULLY DETAILED ORIGINAL ART 89.(BEGIN,MARY JANE)illus. ORIGINAL ART: PORCUPINE MOUSE / MICE IN TREE HOUSE WITH CATE . Offered here is a stunning doublepage watercolor from the Porcupine Mouse published by Wm. Morrow in 1988. It appears as a double page illustration on pages 26-27 of the book. The image shows two mice in front of their tree house talking to a large cat. It measures 18" wide by 5 1/4" high done on art paper and is in fine condition. There is incredible detail in the piece and the drawing of the cat nearly jumps off of the page. (The notation that it appears on pages 26-7 is on a protective overlay with Begin's literary agent's sticker).590 $900.00 Mary Jane Begin is a Rhode-Island-based award-winning illustrator whose work includes "The Wind in the Willows," "A Mouse Told His Mother", "Little Mouse's Painting", "Before I Go To Sleep", "The Porcupine Mouse", and "Jeremy's First Haircut". In 2005 she released "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "R is for Rhode Island Red". Her schooling included the Rhode Island School of Design, where she now teaches. She has won several awards and prizes including the Critici Erba Prize at the Bologna Book Fair and First Place, Juvenile Trade, at the New York Book Show.



NISTER PICTURE BOOK WITH GREAT HUMANIZED ANIMALS 93.BINGHAM,CLIFTON. FUNNY DOINGS IN ANIMAL LAND. London: Nister, no date circa 1906. Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight rear cover soil and slight edge rubbing else near Fine. Bingham's text in verse featuring a humanized hippo, pig, rhino, lion, bear, and more is brought to life by G.H. THOMPSON with 8 incredible chromolithographed plates, 7 full page and many full and partial page line illustrations and pictorial endpapers. This is a nice copy of one of the scarcer titles in their humanized animal series and a great picture book. See Peeps Into Nisterland p.104. $1250.00

Helen & Marc Younger RARE NISTER PICTURE BOOK OF HUMANIZED ANIMALS 94.BINGHAM,CLIFTON. THE REGATTA IN ANIMAL LAND by Clifton Bingham. London: Nister, no date, circa 1914. Oblong 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/410"), cloth backed pictorial boards. Except for slight edge wear and slight toning, this is in near Fine condition. Bingham's text in verse featuring a humanized hippo, elephant rhino, lion and more are brought to life with 8 incredible full page chromolithographs, 10 full page illustrations in line (including title) and many partial page line illustrations. In this book the animals participate in a regatta in their own special way. This is a great early 20th century picture book in especially nice condition and one of the rarest titles in the series. Not in Peeps Into Nisterland. $1250.00

BIRDS ­ 4, 492, 532, 534

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EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE ANTI SLAVERY MAGAZINE 97.BLACK INTEREST. (AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY) THE SLAVE'S FRIEND. Vol. III No. IX. N.Y.: American Anti-Slavery Society ca 1836. 16mo, wraps, 16p. + covers, spine sewn, some fraying, VG. The Slave's friend was a monthly magazine for youth published 1836-1838 by the American Anti-Slavery Society which was founded in 1833 by noted abolitionist and philanthropist William Lloyd Garrison. It was designed to promote anti-slavery feelings by depicting the horrors of slavery through poems, narratives and dialogues. Illus. with 2 woodcuts. Inside the front cover is the Tree of Slavery with is an antislavery narrative printed in the shape of a tree. $500.00 EARLY AMERICAN ANTI SLAVERY MAGAZINE 98.BLACK INTEREST. (AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY) THE ANTISLAVERY RECORD. Vol. I No. 2. February 1935. N.Y.: American Anti-Slavery Society,. 16mo (4 3/8 x 7 1/4"), pictorial wraps, 24p. + covers, Fine, The was a monthly magazine published by the American Anti-Slavery Society which was founded in 1833 by noted abolitionist and philanthropist William Lloyd Garrison. It was designed to promote anti-slavery feelings by depicting the horrors of slavery through poems, narratives and dialogues. Includes Confessions of a slave taker, The Runaway Slave, plus poems and articles. Illustrated with a cut of three Black children being whipped and one with Black children dressed in the school room and one more with young Black boys marching with master whipping them on a horse. $500.00


95.BLACK INTEREST. ABC IN DIXIE : a plantation alphabet by Louise Quarles Bonte and George Willard Bonte. London & New York: Nister and Dutton, no date, circa 1900. 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some rubbing and cover soil, several neat archival margin repairs (mainly on corners) else overall clean and tight and VG. Featuring 26 startling and stunning full page color illustrations portraying a variety of plantation characters in broad stereotype. Simple rhyming text in calligraphy is opposite each illustration. The pictures nearly leap off the page in their vividness. Very rarely found complete. $2500.00



EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE ANTI SLAVERY MAGAZINE 99.BLACK INTEREST. (AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY) THE SLAVE'S FRIEND. Vol. III No. X. N.Y.: American Anti-Slavery Society, no date ca 1836. 16mo (2 7/8 x 4 1/8"), pictorial wraps, 16p. + covers, Fine, VG. The Slave's friend was a monthly magazine for youth published 1836-1838 by the American Anti-Slavery Society which was founded in 1833 by noted abolitionist and philanthropist William Lloyd Garrison. It was designed to promote antislavery feelings by depicting the horrors of slavery through poems, narratives and dialogues. Includes the story of little Henry, a black boy born in prison because his mother was a runaway slave. The first story illustrated tells the terrible tale of 2 little boys in Africa stolen by "negro stealers" with a woodcut of Zamor and Hinda, plus there are cuts on both covers. $500.00 EARLY AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY 100.BLACK INTEREST. (ANTI-SLAVERY) SORROWS OF YAMBA; OR THE NEGRO WOMAN'S LAMENT [TAKEN FROM THE CHEAP REPOSITORY] by [Hannah More]. Boston: Lincoln & Edmands 1819. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2", 8p., wraps rubbed, paper toned, VG and complete. The horrors of slavery are vividly told in verse from the view of a woman slave. After her child dies aboard ship she said: "Happy, happy, there she lies; / Thou shalt feel the lash no more;/ Thus full many a Negro dies,/ Ere we reach the destin'd shore." The text is taken from Hannah More's moralistic Cheap Repository Tracts written at the end of the 18th century. Illustrated with 3 cuts, one of a slave ship. This is such an ephemeral chapbook that it is amazing that it survived intact. Welch 1240.4. $1250.00

EARLY AMERICAN JUVENILE ANTI SLAVERY MAGAZINE 96.BLACK INTEREST. (AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY) THE SLAVE'S FRIEND. No. XII. [N.Y.: American AntiSlavery Society] ca 1836. 16mo, wraps, 16p. + covers, The Slave's friend was a monthly magazine for youth published 1836-1838 by the American Anti-Slavery Society which was founded in 1833 by noted abolitionist and philanthropist William Lloyd Garrison. It was designed to promote anti-slavery feelings by depicting the horrors of slavery through poems, narratives and dialogues. Illus. with 3 woodcuts. $500.00

914.764.7410 HAPPY COTTON PICKERS 101.BLACK INTEREST. THE COTTON TOTS by Grace Johnston. (Chicago: Regensteiner Corp. 1926). 12mo (5 1/8 x 7"), pictorial wraps, near fine. The title is a play on the word Hottentot and the main characters in this book are Black cotton workers. The text in verse tells how happy they cotton pickers are, singing and playing in the fields. Illustrated with full page and smaller illustrations by the author. Rare. $450.00

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102.BLACK AMERICAN) AN Joseph Dixon.



THE AFRICAN WIDOW; NARRATIVE by Dedham, Printed by H. & 4 1/2 x 7", wallpaper


W.H. Mann 1817.

wraps lined with newsprint, 12p., VG+. The story in verse relates the woes of an African family that moves to London, falls on hard times forcing the husband to go to sea. While at sea their baby dies and then the husband dies as well. Sympathy and kindness are then shown to this Black woman who leaves her heathen ways. Illustrated with nice woodcut on title page. $1250.00

VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1 106.BLACK INTEREST. (SOUTHARD,NATHANIAL) AMERICAN ANTISLAVERY ALMANAC FOR 1836 VOL. 1 NO. 1. (1835, Webster & Southard), 8vo, pictorial wraps [47]p., rear cover with list of anti-slavery publications, sewn, frayed with bottom margin of last leaves trimmed, VG. A collection of antislavery essays from a variety of people, interspersed with the usual almanac material. In the note to the publisher from Southard, he notes that the almanac was "Designed to suggest matter for thought and reflection ... I have carefully avoided those accounts of unusual cruelty and atrocity...; but have chosen those which show the common and ordinary operations of the system." Illus. with woodcut on the cover of an emancipated family. $1200.00 BLATANT LITTLE BLACK SAMBO IMITATION 107.BLACK INTEREST. THE STORY OF A LITTLE COLORED COON by Conrad Hall. NY: Frederick Stokes, no date, circa 1910. 16mo (4 x 5"), red decorated cloth, 117p., bottom of spine frayed and some soil, generally VG. The story tells how Ebenezer, a little Black boy nicknamed Snowball, saves his sister nicknamed Snowflake from the wicked Condor. The story also features the mother, the father and Mrs. Condor. Printed on one side of the paper in the format of the Dumpy books, each page of text faces a full page color illustration by REGINALD RIGBY AND JOHN MYRTLE directly copying the style and format of Bannerman's Little Black Sambo. This is an American edition of a British book in the Little One's Library series. Rare. $1250.00

103.BLACK INTEREST. (GRAHAM,LYNDA) PINKY MARIE: story of her adventure with the seven bluebirds by Lynda Graham. Akron: Saalfield 1939. 4to (9 1/2 x 10 3/8"), pictorial wraps, FINE in slightly worn dust wrapper. A simple story with some dialogue in dialect and charmingly illustrated in color by Ann Kirn. $200.00

108.BLACK INTEREST. STRANGE TALE OF TEN LITTLE NIGGER BOYS. Chicago: M.A. Donohue no date, circa 1910. 8vo, pictorial cloth, soil and general wear, G-VG. The text is based on the London Stump Book version of this rhyme. Illustrated in color by THE PILGRIMS and printed on linen. $500.00


BLACK "MAMMY" DOLL 104.BLACK INTEREST. (GRUELLE,JOHNNY) BELOVED BELINDY. Joliet: Volland (1926, second printing). 8vo, pictorial boards, slight edge rubbing else FINE IN PICTORIAL BOX. A Raggedy Ann story featuring Belindy, the Black "mammy" doll and wonderfully illustrated on color by Gruelle. A scarce Gruelle title, rarely found so nice in the box. $850.00 SOUTH AFRICA 1831 105.BLACK INTEREST. (SOUTH AFRICA) THE LIFE OF AFRICANER, A NAMACQUA CHIEF OF SOUTH AFRICA plus The Happy Death of a Madagascar Youth. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union 1831. 3 1/2 x 5 3/8", printed wraps, vi [7]-35p., some foxing, name on rear page, VG. The text tells of a Black man named Africaner whose father was a Hottentot and in service to a family in the colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Africaner and his brother escaped and became marauding thieves and murderers but Africaner was eventually "saved" when Christian missionaries converted him. In conclusion, the author notes that "the history of a Christian Hottentot chief will certainly be a novelty in an English juvenile library; indeed it is one of the singular occurrences of the extraordinary period in which we live." Illustrated with a engraved frontis of Africaner and Mr. Moffat at Lattakoo. (SEE ILLUS TOP NEXT COLUMN) $650.00


Helen & Marc Younger McLOUGHLIN GAME 109.BLACK INTEREST. TEN LITTLE MULLIGAN GUARDS. NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1874. Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps, 12 leaves including covers, spine neatly repaired and a few margin mends else near Fine and bright. This is a game (with instructions on last page) with musical notation along with a rhyme similar to the Ten Little Niggers. Every page is illustrated with bright chromolithographs (printed on one side only) showing the one by one depletion of the Mulligan ranks. The last page shows the 10 guards as apparitions with sheets over their heads - very much like the Ku Klux Klan. Prominently featured in almost each illus. is the token "Nigger" who carries the banner and is the only survivor. (SEE ILLUS BOTTOM PRIOR PAGE) $675.00 110.BLACK INTEREST. YOU NEVER CAN TELL by Elizabeth Ritter. NY: Grosset and Dunlap (1947). 4to (8 1/4 x 9"), pictorial boards, fine in dust wrapper. The story is about 2 poor Black boys named Peas and Beans in Arkansas who wanted nothing more than to own a mule. Illustrated with non-racist color and black and white lithos by Marion Holland. A scarce title. $150.00

BLACK INTEREST SEE ALSO 3, 5, 25, 29, 30, 36, 65-7, 144, 204, 253, 280, 287-8, 342, 424, 434, 547

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113. BRADLEY,WILL. PETER POODLE: toy maker to the King. NY: Dodd Mead, 1906. (Oct. 1906) 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge, corner & cover wear, neat rear hinge repair, VG. First edition of one of the most imaginative children's books. Illustrated by Bradley with 26 full page color illustrations plus many, many in text color illustrations. Written by Bradley as well as illustrated by him, this is a fantasy tale set in Toyville. Scarce. $1100.00

BRANDYWINE ARTISTS ­ 156, 233, 290-1, 310, 318, 413, 430, 473-4, 483, 568, 570, 574, 578, 598-600 BRIDGMAN, L.J. - 154

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED BY ELIZABETH MACKINSTRY 111.BLAKE,WILLIAM. TO MORNING: ILLUMINATED POEM. This is an original illumination for Blake's poem "To Morning" done by American artist Elizabeth Mackinstry in 1918. Signed and dated lower right: E.M. fecit 1918. The work measures 11 x 12 1/2 " framed and glazed. The artist has beautifully calligraphed and decorated Blake's poem with highly detailed watercolors highlighted in gold. Quite beautiful and a unique Blake item. $750.00

WITH GREAT BROOKS LETTER 114.BROOKS,WALTER. FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP. NY: Knopf 1953 (1953). 8vo, cloth, Fine in very slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st ed. Freddy the Pig and the crew travel to Mars! Illustrated in b&w by KURT WIESE. Nice copy. SOLD WITH A FINE 1 PAGE LETTER FROM BROOKS in which he mentions the title offered here,, typed on his personal stationery including the envelope. The text of the letter reads: "I called at Mrs. V's yesterday to look at some books, and in the course of the conversation with her daughter, told her of the children's books I have written. She said none of them were in your library, and I thought you might be interested in trying them, so am sending you a copy of a promotion piece we got out for Book Week a number of years ago. This is a newspaper published by the hero of the stories, Freddy, the pig on the Bean farm. There are now twenty titles in the series - the latest being Freddy and the Space Ship. The books are published by Alfred Knopf and as to their popularity and suitability, I can refer you to any of the reference works dealing with children's literature. By the way, if you are ever disposing of any discards, or gift books, in good condition, I would be interested in making an offer for them. It occurs to me that Mrs. T, from whom I bought some books a year or so ago, may have mentioned my books to you. Sincerely, Walter Brooks." It sounds like Brooks was a book collector as well as an author! $1200.00


BOXED LIBRARIES ­ 47, 121, 134 260

112.BOYLE,E.V. A DREAM BOOK by E.V.B. London: Sampson Low, Son and Marston 1870. Large 4to (10 x 12 1/2"), green cloth stamped in black and gold, beveled edges, all edges gilt, some expected foxing else bright and VG+. First edition. Illustrated by Boyle with 12 beautiful, detailed sepia plates printed by Cundall and Fleming using the Autotype process. Autotypes were the leading edge of printing at that time, being a permanent carbon print made from highly finished drawings laid down onto thin card stock. The illustrations are interleaved with the text, either a poem or a story, divided into categories of House Dreams, Garden Dreams and Forest Dreams. Some are by famous poets (Shelley), some identified only by initials "T" [Tatty] or "MWM" [M.W. Maggridge]. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED ON THE ENDPAPER TO ALLAN ROSS REDWAY. In addition, BOYLE HAD SIGNED OR INITIALED FIVE PAGES OF TEXT. One inscription identifies the anonymous text as having been written by Boyle's mother ; "My Mother's Dream Long Long Ago", This is a special copy of a rare Boyle title. $2950.00




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POPINJAY. NY: Knopf 1945 (1945). 8vo, red cloth, Fine in dust wrapper with 1/2" piece off top of spine and sl. edge wear. Stated

118.BROWN,PALMER. SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS. London: Constable (1960). 12mo (4 1/4 x 6 1/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine in dust wrapper. 1st U.K. edition of Brown's last book. Like Cheerful, this features a little mouse, here it is in search of a special Christmas. Illustrated with delicate color lithographs on every page that are hard to resist. See Bader p. 493. Very scarce. $175.00

first edition. Illustrated by KURT WIESE. Scarce. $325.00

116.BROWN,MARCIA. ONCE A MOUSE. NY: Scribner (1961 A). Offered here is a wonderful group of artwork by Marcia Brown including 3 woodblock prints from Once a Mouse plus two other items, as follows: -- First is an ORIGINAL COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT made by Brown to refine the colors to be used in the final printing. The image of the print is reproduced as the last double-page color spread in the book, depicting the hermit in the forest after he has just turned the tiger into a frightened mouse. Brown only produced two or three of these woodblocks. The image is 10" high by 18" wide, repaired in the blank corners. The colors are rich and lush in shades of red, brown and green. -- Second is another ORIGINAL COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT reproduced on p.[5] of the book. Depicted is the hermit rescuing the little mouse from the crown's greedy beak. The image is 7 1/2" high by 6 3/4" wide done in green and gold. As above, this woodblock is one a few produced to refine the colors. -- Third is another ORIGINAL COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT reproduced on the last page of the book. Depicted is the hermit sitting in the forest as the little mouse runs away, never to be seen again. Richly illustrated in green and gold, the image measures 7" high by 8 1/2" wide. -- Fourth is a charming WOODBLOCK PRINT OF A HIPPO used as a Christmas card. Depicted is a mother hippo with her baby at her side. Done in black with a touch of red, the image measures 3 3/4 high x 8 3/4", printed on one leaf of paper folded in half. Inscribed inside by Brown with holiday greetings. -- Fifth is an ORIGINAL WOODBLOCK PRINT FROM BROWN'S BOOK "BACKBONE OF THE KING" mounted on heavy paper used as a seasons greeting card from the Scribners to friends of the publisher. Depicted is a bird flying over the ocean with rocks and sky in the background. Done in b&w, the image measures 4 1/2" high x 5 1/4" and is signed. All five of these special items... $2000.00


INSCRIBED WITH DRAWING 119.BROWN,PAUL. 3 RINGS: A CIRCUS BOOK. NY: Scribner 1938 (1938 A). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in dust wrapper with some soil and fraying. 1st ed. Illustrated on every page by Brown in line and with bold and wonderful full color illustrations as well (featuring circus animals and of course his famous horses). THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY BROWN WITH A DRAWING OF A DOG'S HEAD, DATED 1938 and there is an additional signature beneath the drawing on the dedication page. A special copy. $850.00

BRUNDAGE, FRANCES ­ 32, 149, 256

BURGESS VOLLAND RARITY 120.BURGESS,THORNTON. THE BEDTIME STORY CALENDAR: Enchanting Tales of Field and Forest Playmates for Little People. Chic: Volland 1915. 5 1/2 " wide x 11" tall, paper wraps bound with silk tassels, [54]p. incl. title page plus 1p. ad, some cover soil else VG+. Printed on rectos only, there are 53 different stories illustrated in blue and black by an unknown hand (initialed "D"). The cover is in full color in typical Volland style. Rare. Wright p.57. $475.00 16 BURGESS & UNCLE WIGGILY BOOKS IN BOX 121.BURGESS,THORNTON AND HOWARD GARIS. ANIMAL STORY LIBRARY. Platt & Munk, 1952. Sq. 8vo, 16 picture books in pictorial wraps, Fine IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box sl. worn). There are 8 Uncle Wiggily books, each illustrated in full color and b&w by GEORGE CARLSON, much in the style of Campbell. Includes the following titles: Uncle Wiggily Learns To Dance, Uncle Wiggily and the Apple Dumpling, Uncle Wiggily and the Peppermint, Uncle Wiggily and the Red Spots, Uncle Wiggily and the Snow Plow, Uncle Wiggily and the Canoe, Uncle Wiggily and the Sleds, and Uncle Wiggily and the Barber. There are also 6 Thornton Burgess book illus. by Harrison Cady: Paddy's Surprise Visitor, Young Flash the Deer, Peter Rabbit Proves a Friend, Three Little Bears, A Merry Coasting Party, A Robber Meets his Match plus two others The Little Red Hen and the Rooster, The Mouse and the Little Red Hen. This is a wonderful set of books, very scarce in the box. $450.00

CALDECOTT HONOR 117.[BROWN,MARGARET WISE]. LITTLE LOST LAMB by Golden Macdonald. NY: Doubleday Doran 1945. Square 4to (9 3/8 x 10 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in very slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st ed. CALDECOTT HONOR. Written by Brown using her Golden Macdonald pseudonym and wonderfully illustrated with full page color lithos by LEONARD WEISGARD, including an extra color plate to be used for framing. Quite scarce. See Bader p. 229. $600.00

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122.CADY,HARRISON. ORIGINAL ART: FLYING ELEPHANT FROM RAGGEDY ANIMAL BOOK. Offered here is an original finished pen and ink drawing signed by Cady used in the Raggedy Animal Book published by Rand McNally in 1928. The image is much larger than it appears in the book, done on artist board mounted in an acid free matte. Full of much charm and detail, the image depicts Raggedy Elephant flying in the air over the head of natives. Image measures 9 3/4" high x 6" wide on board 12x10 1/2". Appears as a half page illustration on p. 91 of the book. $1800.00


Carroll wrote: "Received from Macmillan three Looking Glasses in morocco and sent off a hundred that day" (Handbook p.67). It is interesting to note that Tenniel was not eager to repeat his experiences from illustrating Alice so he declined the offer to illustrate Through The Looking Glass and even suggested to Carroll that he contact Richard Doyle to do the work. When no one suitable could be found, Tenniel eventually agreed to do the work. Not many people realize that by taking the first letter of each line in the poem at the end of the book (beginning "A boat beneath a sunny sky) it will spell Alice Pleasance Liddell, the model for Alice. This is a special copy of a classic. (SEE ALSO REAR COVER) $14,500.00


CALDECOTT AWARD WINNERS ­ 116, 272, 301, 348, 349, 544 CALDECOTT AWARD HONORS ­ 90, 117, 2283, 515

BOXED VOLLAND 123.CAMPBELL,LANG. THE DINKY DUCKLINGS. Joliet: Volland (1928). 8vo, cloth backed pictorial boards, light wear near FINE IN PICTORIAL BOX. 1st edition. The adventures of 2 ducks, illustrated with wonderful full page and in-text color illustrations of great humanized animals. Scarce. Campbell see also 266. $400.00

"ALICE" ART 126.[CARROLL,LEWIS]. (DAVIS) ALICE ORIGINAL ART BY J. WATSON DAVIS. Offered here is a wonderful watercolor by J. Watson Davis that appeared on page 150 of his version of Alice that was published in 1905 by Burt. The image measures 6 1/4" wide x 10" high and is signed. The caption in pencil reads: Alice in Wonderland - "At this moment the King called out `Silence! The King and Queen of Hearts are each seated on their thrones. At their feet the Knave of Hearts is giving Alice a haughty stare. This is a rare opportunity to own early Alice art, especially from such an uncommon edition. $1500.00

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EARLY ERIC CARLE TITLE 124.(CARLE,ERIC)illus. WHALE WITH A JAIL by Nora Roberts Wainer. NY: Funk & Wagnalls (1968 1). Square 4to (8 1/4"), cloth, fine in slightly soiled dust wrapper. First edition. A simple and engaging story in large type featuring fantastic bold color illustrations that span the pages. An early title by him and the author's first book for children. $250.00

125.CARROLL,LEWIS. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. London: Macmillan & Co. 1872. 8vo, red cloth ruled in gold, all edges gilt, recased maintaining original endpapers, slight cover soil, really VG+. First edition, first issue with "wade" on p. 21, page 95 and page 98 numbered. Featuring 50 illustrations by JOHN TENNIEL. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED AND DATED CHRISTMAS 1871 BY CARROLL TO HIS SISTER MARY CHARLOTTE [DODGSON] COLLINGWOOD. Mary's son Stuart became Carroll's first biographer. This is one of the first hundred copies of the book, most of which Carroll inscribed and sent to his friends and relatives. In a note dated Dec. 8th


914.764.7410 INSCRIBED BY MICHAEL HAGUE WITH SKETCH 127. CARROLL,LEWIS. (HAGUE) ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. NY: Holt Rinehart (1985). 4to, 1/4 cloth, NEW in dw. Stated 1st ed. Beautifully illustrated with color plates by MICHAEL HAGUE, this copy is INSCRIBED BY HAGUE WITH A DRAWING OF THE WHITE RABBIT on the dedication page. $300.00 KIRK'S FIRST BOOK IN COLOR - WITH RARE DUST WRAPPER 128.CARROLL,LEWIS. (KIRK) ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. NY: Stokes no date, circa 1925 [1904]. 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 1/4"), grey pictorial cloth stamped in yellow, gold and black, 247p., Fine with dust wrapper that lacks back strip. Later printing, identical to the first except there is no gilt on the cover. Illustrated by MARIA KIRK with great pictorial cover and with 12 very wonderful color plates (also with b&w's by John Tenniel). This was Kirk's first work in color and a most attractive edition of Alice, rare with the dw. See WMGC 392, Lovett #204. $425.00 129. CARROLL,LEWIS. (SEXTON) ALICE IN WONDERLAND. London: John Shaw, no date, [1933]. Thick 4to, (8 1/4 x 11") red cloth spine and pictorial boards, 192p., occasional foxing else near fine in dust wrapper with illustration matching cover of book. (dw chipped with larger piece off back panel. 1st edition with these illustrations. Illustrated by D.R. SEXTON with 8 color plates, 23 full page line illustrations and many partial page drawings all depicting a flapper-like" Alice. Hard to find in the first edition with dust wrapper. Lovett 283. $675.00 130. CARROLL,LEWIS. (WALKER) ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lond.: Bodley Head no date [1907]. 8vo, (5 x 7 1/2"), pictorial cloth with elaborate decorative covers and spine in red, white and gold, all edges gilt, [152]p., small mend on edge of 1 illustration else VG+. Illustrated by W.H. WALKER with stunning cover, 8 fine color plates and 42 line drawings. Lovett 219. $600.00

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ONE OF ONLY 79 COPIES SIGNED 131.(CARROLL,LEWIS). SOME RARE CARROLLIANA with notes by Sidney Herbert Williams. Lond.: Printed for Private Circulation Only 1924. 4to, cloth backed boards, 23p., sl. soil on a few pages, near fine. NUMBER 41 OF ONLY 79 COPIES SIGNED BY WILLIAMS. Previously unpublished letters and drawings that came to light after Williams had published his bibliography are here reproduced and explained. Photo frontis of a biscuit tin. Rare. $500.00 RARE ALICE PARODY 132.CARROLL INTEREST. ALICE IN PLAYERLAND. no publication information, copyright 1923 H.E. Lawrence. 16mo (4 1/2 x 5 5/8"), pictorial wraps, [16]p. including covers, VG. In this story, Alice enters into Playerland through the back of a player piano - a fantasy world where instruments come alive. Illustrated in full color on every page by an unknown hand featuring a humanized French horn, Dr.Cello, Phil Violin, Mary Harp and more. This is a rare Alice advertising parody for the player piano. $400.00

WALLYPUGS 133.CARROLL INTEREST. THE WALLYPUG OF WHY by G.E. Farrow. Lond: Hutchinson [1895]. 8vo, green cloth, extensive gilt pictorial cover, all edges gilt, 201p. + 6p. ads, near fine. 1st ed. of Farrow's first book. An Alice type fantasy illus. by HARRY FURNISS and with vignettes by his daughter DOROTHY FURNISS done when she was just 15 years old. Scarce. $300.00


FOUR SKEEZIX BOOKS IN BOX 134.CARTOONS. FOUR LITTLE SKEEZIX BOOKS by Frank King. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1925-1928). Offered here are 4 books in the original pictorial box. The box measures 7 3/4 x 10" in VG+ condition. Inside are 4 titles, each 7 1/4 x 9 1/2", bound in flexible pictorial card covers in fine condition. The dates vary from 1925-1928. All books are illustrated by King in 3-color on every page of text and have great full color covers. Titles include: Skeezix At the Circus, Skeezix and Pal, Skeezix and Uncle Walt and Skeezix Out West. A beautiful set of books. $325.00

Helen & Marc Younger 135.CARTOONS. LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY WISHING BOOK by Brandon Walsh. Springfield: McLoughlin 1932. Folio, stiff pictorial card covers, slightly dusty, VG+. A story for children featuring the famous cartoon character Little Annie Rooney. Striking color illustrations by Darrel McClure printed on a blue background. Rare. $400.00 RARE ORPHAN ANNIE NOVELTY BOOK 136.CARTOONS. ORPHAN ANNIE CIRCUS. (Chic.: American Advertising & Research Group 1935). Oblong, folio, stiff pictorial wraps, small edge repair else fine and unused in original envelope. The envelope includes 6 leaves of dozens of die-cut color figures designed to be punched out to assemble an elaborate circus scene starring Little Orphan Annie. Rare. $650.00

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YOUNG SCOTT BOARD BOOK 140.CATS. THE SMART LITTLE BOY AND HIS SMART LITTLE KITTY by Louise Woodcock. NY: William R. Scott 1947. Oblong 4to (9 x 8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover soil and wear to spine ends, VG. One of Scott's Cardboard books, this is a simple, picture book about a little boy and his cat. Strikingly illustrated by noted artist Lucienne Bloch with bold full page color illustrations that span the pages. Bader p.230 notes "Louise Woodcock has done the impossible - she has stated the philosophy of tolerance on a two year old level and put it across." $200.00

DICK WHITTINGTON 141.CATS. WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. Leeds: Webb Millington & Co., circa 1860. 12mo (5 1/2" wide x 7 1/4), decorative wraps, 8p., some spine wear and cover creasing else VG+. Printed on one side of the paper, each leaf has a fine large hand-colored woodcut with text in verse below. A nice toy book version of this fairy tale $300.00

CATS SEE ALSO 89, 201, 249-50, 282, 323, 352, 419, 433, 439, 464, 471, 579, 582-586

OPPER'S HAPPY HOOLIGAN 137.CARTOONS. THE STORY OF HAPPY HOOLIGAN by Marion Kinnaird. Springfield: McLoughlin 1932. Folio, pictorial card covers, some cover soil, VG. Illus. in color on every page by Frederick Opper. Quite scarce. $350.00 138.CARTOONS. STORY OF JUST KIDS. Springfield: McLoughlin 1932. Folio, stiff pictorial card covers, slightly dusty, VG+. A story for children featuring the famous cartoon characters. Striking color illustrations printed on a pink background. $350.00

14 FINE CHAPBOOKS ­ FAIRY TALES AND CRIES 142.CHAPBOOK. BANBURY CHAPBOOKS. Offered here are 14 fine Banbury chapbooks printed by J.G.Rusher circa 1830. They are bound with individual title pages in a contemporary full leather binding measuring 2 1/8 x 4" with raised bands. Aside from some rubbing to joints and spine ends it is near Fine. 14 of the best Banbury Chapbooks are included, illustrated on every page with particularly well printed woodcuts. Includes: Cries of Banbury and London, Old Mother Hubbard, Tom Thumb, Cinderella, Life of Jack Sprat, Death and Burial of Cock Robin, Children in the Wood Restored, Jack and Jill and Old Dame Gill, Poetic Trifles for Young Gentlemen and Ladies, Jack the Giant Killer, Nursery Rhymes from the Royal Collections, Dick Whittington, Nursery Poems and Robinson Crusoe. $1500.00 LUMSDEN CHAPBOOK 143.CHAPBOOK. COTTAGE TALES FOR LITTLE PEOPLE; OR, THE AMUSING REPOSITORY FOR ALL GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS. Glasgow: Lumsden & Son ca 1815. 24mo, printed yellow wraps with woodcut on front cover of man ICE SKATING and woodcut on rear cover of PARTRIDGE SHOOTING, square woodcut view of city on title page, 32p., top edge gilded and sl. trimmed else near FINE. Featuring 11 woodcuts including covers to accompany 8 stories such as the Sly Child, The Untidy Girls, etc. Roscoe 59 mentions that several of the illustrations are after JOHN BEWICK. $350.00


SANTA'S A REAL CAT 139.CATS. FOUR LITTLE KITTENS' CHRISTMAS by Harry Frees. Chicago: Rand McNally (1939). Oblong 8vo (6 5/8 x 5 1/2"), pictorial boards, light tip rubbing, VG+. 1st edition. Wonderful and irresistible photos of real cats, dressed in clothing and posed doing a variety of Christmas oriented human activities. Scarce. $150.00

914.764.7410 BLACK INTEREST 144.CHAPBOOK. THE MEDLEY. NY: Samuel Wood & Sons, 1822. 2 1/2 x 4 1/8", orange wallpaper wraps with embossed design, 28p., Fine. A Medley was a chapbook containing short articles with illustrations for children. There is an 8 page section "The Hospitable Negro Woman" that tells how a Negro woman helped Mungo Park, a traveler when he was ill and hungry. Illustrated with a woodcut. Another story tells how a boy stole a nest of baby birds and caged them at home. They were visited every day by their parent birds until one day they escaped and flew free of their miserable existence. It ends with: "How lovely is liberty! How execrable is slavery! Not in Rosenbach" $450.00

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145.(CHAPPELL,WARREN)illus. ORIGINAL ART. Offered here is a group of 12 illustrations, many in color, sent by Chappell to his editor in the form of interesting book related notes and or Christmas greetings, as follows: 1. Watercolor dated July 30 showing a man reading a newspaper with a chair in the background. The note reads: "The proofs came yesterday morning. I am pleased that they look like they are successful to you there. It is always hard for me to see the first translation - especially before the ink has struck in. The staginess I wanted is there - as you noted. Also there is a change of pace in the big pictures so that the reader can have some surprises as he turns the pages. I am also glad that the best part - the music - gets fuller treatment in this book than in any of the others...." 2. Illustrated card 1985. The numbers 8 and 5 are featured prominently, the 5 is being played as a bass with a bow by a man in a three cornered hat. 3. 2 color illustrations mounted on note paper (part of note damaged). Both depict people in medieval costume - one woman and one man. The note reads: "I have been studying costumes getting ready for the arrival of the type. A couple of items from my sketch pads have been snipped out and pasted on this card. Yesterday, the Times carried a review which interested me. I am sending it on because there is a paragraph which shows great knowledge of classic fables. I regret however that Mr. Hull couldn't have had a text by Aesop to work with. I can picture him, but when I try to summon up the image of Babrius, my crystal ball clouds over." 4. New Year 1985. Greetings to accompany a printed quote from Tennyson. A young boy is ringing in the New Year, chasing out Father Time holding his sickle. Executed in pen and ink with green watercolor wash. 5. Christmas 1983. A charming pen and ink with brown watercolor wash depicting Santa Claus with his bag of toys following behind the baby New Year playing his horn. 6. Christmas 1982. Watercolor drawing of a medieval man playing the flute with text in colored ink: "Greetings! At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year " Th. Tusser. 7. Humorous Card. A wonderful pen and ink sent on the occasion of the forthcoming publisher's sale conference in 1965. A satirical scene shows an open mouthed woman badgering a cowering man. 8. New Year 1964. A pen and ink sketch showing baby New Year carrying away the number 4 from 1964. 9. Christmas 1961. Lovely watercolor drawing of a man in medieval costume. Mounted on card stock. 10. Christmas 1981. A wonderful pen and ink drawing of Scrooge. BEAUTIFUL DECORATIVE CLOTH BINDING 147.CHRISTMAS. Philadelphia: Lindsay CHRISTMAS & Blakiston, BOOK FOR CHILDREN by T. Stork. no date, circa 1880. Slim 8vo (6 x 7 5/8"), blue cloth with elaborate gilt design on cover and spine, near Fine. Containing Luther's Christmas Tree and Jesus in the Temple. Illustrated with 6 fine full plate engravings plus hand-colored frontispiece. book. A lovely $150.00




CHINESE RIVER BOY by E. Mildred Nevill. NY: Friendship Press no date ca 1928. 16mo, pictorial cloth, [61]p. + ads, fine in sl. worn dw. Done in the size and format of Little Black Sambo, each page of text has a full page color illus. facing it, by ELSIE ANNA WOOD. Done to encourage friendship and tolerance between Chinese children and children of other cultures. Chinese see also 589. $200.00

11. Coppelia. A fabulous large pen and ink with note interspersed. The note reads: "My congratulations to Morganstern and Wiener. They have both turned in perfect performances - I think the music is the most complete we have had and it all is charming. I am enclosing copy for a end-paper pattern. If I can have some prints I will make up a good sized piece. Photographs would be cheaper and better than photostats. Also how about the setting of Coppelia blown up which I asked for. Tomorrow I hope to study the text - maybe I have a solution. I am trying to hurry. 12. Magic Flute. A great pen and ink depicting a man strapped to two wooden boards with the circular saw just approaching and about to cut him in two. Note reads: " Your message of the 9th reprinting T.M.F. [the Magic Flute] in the black like old-fashioned melodrama! The mortgage is paid, the villain is foiled. The IBM machine can relax. $1250.00


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