Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1928. Hardcover. 4to. Green cloth boards with color illustrated pastedown to front board. Faded gilt title to spine and black title to front board. Light rubbing to illustration on front board, and small chip to edge. Interior is clean with illustrations. Binding is a little loose, though hinges are not cracked. 342 pp. CHILD/042305. Very Good.
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Color illustration to front board. Light browning to spine and light rubbing to rear board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Front interior hinge is starting but binding remains tight. Else is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout. Illustrated end pages. 416 pages. CHILD/052416. Very Good.
Munchen: Theodor Stroefer's Kunstverlag, circa 1890-1910. Hardcover. Blue cloth spine with illustrated paper covered boards titled in brown. Filled with poems and short stories for children (according to jacket aged 6 - 10 years) with charming illustrations on every page. Several have been hand colored. Minor foxing throughout. In original tan dust jacket with light green title to spine and front panels. Minor spots of dampstaining to jacket. Heavy chipping and wear to edges of jacket, which is now preserved in a removable plastic cover. Text in German. A cute book. 88 pages. GER/031819. Very Good / Very Good.
Lausanne: Librairie Th. Sack-Reymond, 1913. Hardcover. Includes twelve fairytales (Cendrillon, La Belle au Bois Dormant, La Petite Sirene, La Belle et la Bete, etc.). Very Good in three quarter leather with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine, marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Illustrated with charming black and white plates with tissue-guards. Text is printed in black. Initials, head and tail pieces are printed in red. Moderate wear to corners and spine ends and light rubbing to hinges, but overall a clean, attractive copy. 246 pages. Children's Literature. CHI1/6221. Very Good.
Chicago: Tand McNally & Company, 1942. Hardcover. Very good blue cloth 4to., bright color illustrated pastedown covers almost entire front board, Minor rubbing to edges of boards and to spine. Interior is clean, though light soiling to endpapers and ink inscription to front free end page. Adorable illustrations throughout, many are in bright color. 71 pages. A cute book. Children's Literature. CHIL/10153. Very Good.
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd., n.d. Hardcover. A nice reprint of this charming edition of Browning's famous poem. There are color illustrations throughout by Greenaway that capture the spirit of the poetry. Bound in green pictorial paper boards with yellow titled linen spine label. A few small nicks to paper boards but very good. Small brown stain along top and bottom of front pastedown and rear free endpaper. Ink ownership signature on free front endpaper. Very good condition. 8 x 10 inches. 48 pages. CHlL/011518. Very Good.
New York: Maxton Publishers, Inc., 1947. Hardcover. Version for young readers by Roselle Ross. Green paper backed illustrated paper covered boards with black title to front baord. Minor edge wear to boards. Interior is clean and bright and filled both black and white and full color illustrations. Green illustrated dust jacket with black spine. Minor edgewear and chipping to jacket. Two very small open tears to front panel of jacket. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company, 1937. Hardcover. Very good. Colorfully illustrated boards with red cloth spine. Color illustrations. Book was originally provided with separate color illustrations to be cut out and pasted onto the pages; this has been done by a previous juvenile owner. Writing in pencil to end pages. 236 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/022812. Very Good.
New York: Samuel Gabriel and Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Colorfully illustrated boards with red cloth spine. Minor edgewear to boards and spine ends. Illustrated jacket, worn, with a few open tears. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful color illustrations. Book was originally provided with separate color illustrations to be cut out and pasted onto the pages; this has been done by a previous juvenile owner. 236 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL/10163. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Later printing. Black cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine, with some letters partially missing gilt. Black title and pasted down color illustration to front board. A few very light spots of foxing to front cover illustration. Interior is clean and bright with 10 color plates and illustrated endpapers. 259 pages. CHILD/012618. Very Good.
Paris: Gillot, 1885. Hardcover. Illustrated by Caran D'Ache. Very good in red cloth with paste-down illustration to front board and faded gilt title to spine. Wear at ends of spine and corners. Rubbing to Boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Else is clean and bright. Two tone and color illustrations. French Literature. FRL1/01161. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Illustration to front board. Minor edgewear and fading to exterior. Browning to spine. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout including four in full color. 135 pages. CHILD/071316. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1929). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and illustration with white title pasted to front board. Previous owner's name and address to front paste down and name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 274 pages. CHILD/062916. Very Good+.
England: Golden Cockeral Press, 1933. Hardcover. Printed for the members of the Limited editions club. Number 902 of 1500 printed copies. 4to. Yellow cloth covered boards with green title to spine and green illustration of a rooster to front board. Browning to spine with light browning to top edges of boards. Offsetting / browning to end pages. Minor foxing to very bottom edge of dedication page and occasional light spots of foxing throughout. Else is clean and bright. Slight bumping to top corner. Untrimmed edges. 7 lovely full color posthumous illustrations by Hugh Thomson. 70 pages. CHILD/012010. Very Good +.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, No Date, Circa 1920. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with maroon title to front panel and brown title to spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing to edges and minor fading to spine as well as an open tear to the foot of the spine panel which has been reenforced with paper on the inside. Dust jacket is in protective sleeve. Previous owner's name and address has been whited out on the front paste down. Browning throughout though text remains bright. Many illustrations including a color frontispiece. 127 pages. CHILD/062816. Very Good / Very Good.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1929). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine and black and blue illustration to front board. Light bumping to spine ends and light soiling to front board. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 135 pages. CHILD/070516. Very Good+.
Chicago: Albert Whitman Company, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes 20 stories, all by women, and many full color illustrations. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title and color illustrated pastedown to front cover. Wear to spine ends and corners. Illustrated endpapers. 128 pages. CHILD/042418. Very Good.
Ipswich, MA: Gambit, 1979. Hardcover. Third Printing. Inscribed on the free front endpaper to Mel Spragins by the author and the illustrator for Christmas 1980 and includes a small drawing of a frog ballerina in the upper right corner. The book introduces familiar ballet positions and steps and poses and shows how much lies behind the seemingly effortless movements seen on stage. The serious discussions of those steps and positions are juxtaposed by the amusing frogs used to illustrate them in full-page black and white drawings. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titling and small frog drawing to front cover. In price-clipped pictorial cream and black dust jacket with title to spine. Pages are quite clean with very light spotting to fore-edge. Near fine condition. 7.25 x 10 inches. 57 pages. CHILD/081717. Near Fine / Near Fine.
London, New York: George Routledge and Sons, Circa 1880. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front board. Front board also includes black decoration and a color illustration pasted down. Bumping to spine ends and edges, exposing boards in some areas. Moderate chipping to spine ends. Small open tear to top inch of cloth on the rear hinge. Light discoloration to rear board. Writing in pencil to front free end page, most likely done by the original owner. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. Includes 93 pages of illustrations. CHILD/062018. Very Good.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1992). Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. 1st edition. fine in near fine price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Signed by illustrator with a pen and ink drawing of a house on front free end page. Story about a boy during a drought. Wonderful full color illustrations throughout. 54 pages. Children's Literature. CHIL1/1283. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
New York: George H Doran Company, circa 1922. Hardcover. First American Edition. Lacks one of the twenty-four full page illustrations. Some of the full page illustrations are printed in full color and tipped in, some are printed in multiple colors, and one is black and white. Includes several vignette drawings in black and white as well. Bound in orange / red cloth with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gilt decoration to front cover beneath title. Darkening to all gilt. Bottom corner of front board is dampstained and discolored. The bottom corners of the first few pages have a slight dampstain as well. Illustrated endpapers. A few light smudge marks to margins of several pages, but clean and bright overall. 207 pages. CHILD/122817. Very Good.