New York: Junior Literary Guild and The Viking Press, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. "Skinny is a real gray fox ... His sharp, amber-colored eyes, his sensitive nose, and his curiousity led him into many adventures and finally to the Man-House in the woods" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with red title to spine and red illustration of Skinny to the front cover. Minor toning to margins of pages, but clean and bright overall. In browned illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Chipping and wear to edges of jacket with an open tear to spine panel. A cute book. 111 pages. CHILD/121218. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and illustration to front cover. Minor foxing to front cover. In worn off-white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Heavy chipping and tears to jacket, which is now protected by a plastic cover. Rubbing and scuffing to jacket. 329 pages. Children's Literature. CHILD121218. Very Good / Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. Hardcover. Scarce in dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and color pastedown to front cover. Dampstaining to edge of rear board and to rear panel of jacket. Pencil gift inscription to front free endpaper. Includes four illustrations. Soiling to a few pages, but clean overall. Chipping and creasing to edges of jacket. Jacket is protected from further damage with a plastic cover. 261 pages. CHILD/102418. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Mermaid Press, 1962. Softcover. A scarce miniature book from Fridolf Johnson's Mermaid Press that parodies traditional alphabet books. In this version, Nasty Nancy torments her poor Kitty by such means as addling, clobbering, hanging, kicking and vexing among other horrid acts until the poor Kitty is dead. Fortunately, as cats have nine lives, Kitty now has another of them spent with sweet and kind Egbert. Bound in cream paper boards with title in red on front cover. The ornate first letters of each word are printed in various bright colors. In near fine condition. Housed in a blue slipcase with fading to edges. Measures 2 x 2.25 inches. Near Fine.
Detroit: Singing Tree Press, Book Tower, 1969. Hardcover. Facsimilie reprint produced in 1969 - this book was originally published in 1936 by the American Book Company, on the 100th anniversary of the appearance of the first McGuffey reader. Fine in tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. 482 pages. CHILD/102618. Fine.
Akron, OH: Saalfield Pub. Co., 1936. A charming complete set of five little books about Shirley Temple and her life, published when she was only eight years old and the country's number one box office draw. Each book has a pictorial cover and fourteen pages of black and white photographs of Shirley. The titles are: Shirley Temple Twinkletoes," "Just a Little Girl," "Shirley Temple Little Playmate," "Shirley Temple on the Movie Lot," and "Shirley Temple in Starring Roles." The books are all in very good to near fine condition. Housed in their original box covered with glossy white paper and with a color portrait of Shirley on the front. The box has some wear, soiling, and creases but still very nice. CHILD/110118. Very Good.