New York: American Illustration Inc. / Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. First edition. The definitive collection of the best work by nearly 200 American artists, created this past year for books, posters, magazines, newspapers, advertising and animation. Fine in yellow cloth boards with maroon title to spine. Clean interior with 290 illustrations of which 268 are in full color. Fine illustrated dust jacket with green marbled pattern and black title to spine. 295 pages. CHILD/102609. Fine in fine jacket.
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New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth backed light blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light browning to spine. First edition. Profusely illustrated with more than 100 black and white drawings and photographs accompanied by extensive notes. Index, 410 pages. English History. ENGHIS15/062699. Very Good+.
London: Frederick Warne, 1971. Hardcover. 4to. First edition. Very good in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean interior filled with full color illustrations. Very good jacket with white title to grey spine panel. A few large chips to edges of jacket, dampstain to bottom edge, and crinkling to laminate. Jacket is protected from further wear with an archival cover. 208 pages. CHILD/102909. Very good in very good jacket.
Australia: Angus&Robertson, (1992). Hardcover. First Edition. A fascinating treasury of the lives and works of Australia's fantasy illustrators, both well and little known, from the golden age of Australian illustration. Included are Ida Outhwaite, D.H. Souter, May Gibbs, and Harold Gaze and many more. Both volumes are lavishly illustrated in color and b&w. In fine cream dust jackets with pictorial covers and title, subtitle and author to spines. Bound in light salmon paper covered boards with white title and author to spines. Both volumes are in fine condition. A beautiful copy of this important set. Size: Large quartos. Volume one: 192 pages including chronology, bibliography, and index: Volume two: 455 pages including index. This is a heavy set and may require an additional shipping fee. CHILD/081717. Fine / Fine.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fading to spine and to top edge of front board. First American edition. Autobiography of an eminent English physician. A few ink marks in text from previous owner. 351 pages, index, plus ads in the rear. English Biography. ENG106080. Very Good.
München: Druck und Verlag Carl Kuhn, 1910. Paperback. Facsimile reprint of the first known edition of this book on obstetrics from 1500. Bound in brown paper wrappers with black title to edge of spine. Covers and spine are browned and chipped. Browning to end papers. Several signatures are loose. Approximately 50 pages. GER/022099. Very Good.
Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1944. Lawson. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. In tan linen covered boards with green title stamp and illustration to front cover and green title stamp to spine. Only slight overall toning to boards. In green illustrated DJ with only minor edgewear and toning to back panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrated green and white endpapers and numerous illustrations throughout. A clean and tight copy of this scarce first edition. Non paginated. CHIL/070905. Very Good in Very Good dj.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good minus red paper covered boards with bright gilt title and illustration to cover. Gilt title to spine is faded. Chipping to head of spine, lacks about a half an inch. Wear to corners. Split to binding but otherwise interior is in great condition, clean and tight. Charming red and black illustrations. Children's Literature. CHIL/6073. Very Good -.
New York: Marshall Cavendish, (1999). Hardcover. First edition. Square 8vo. Yellow and white illlustrated paper covered boards with red title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior filled with lovely full color illustrations. White illustrated dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. 56 pages. CHILD/100809. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Willa Perlman Books / An Imprint of HarperCollins, (1993). Hardcover. First American Edition. A witch story. Fine in green glossy paper covered boards with black title to spine and front board. Clean interior with color illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket else fine. Unpaginated. CHILD/101409. Fine in Near fine jacket.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., (1986). Hardcover. First American Edition. Fine in grey cloth backed white paper covered boards with grey title to spine. Pristine with color illustrations. Very good white illustrated jacket with red title to spine. Price sticker to rear panel of jacket and light wear. Unpaginated. CHILD/110209. Fine in very good jacket.
Melbourne: JM Dent Pty Limited, (1987). Hardcover. First Australian edition. The book is concerned with the Dromkeen collection of children's books kept at Dromkeen in Victoria. In lavender dust jacket with pictorial cover and title in blue to spine which has faded to light blue. Jacket shows Minor edgewear and scuffing including a small open tear to top edge of front cover. Book bound in lavender paper covered boards with yellow title and authors to spine. In vg condition save for slight bumping to corners. Interior is pristine with many illustrations and photos. 175 pages. CHIL/120309. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: The Century Co, 1905. STATED FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with gilt title and green illustration to spine and front board. Slight cock to spine. Minor discoloration to boards and slight bump to spine ends. Interior is very clean with illustrations. One small area of browning to front end page and paste down. Tight binding, though there is one minor crack. 181 pages. CHILD/071405. Very Good.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to. Cream cloth covered boards with illustration to front board. Pristine interior with color illustrations on every page. Cream colored translucent, illustrated, and price clipped dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Unpaginated. CHILD/110409. Fine in price clipped dust jacket.
London: George Routledge & Sons, . Hardcover. First edition of charming poems offering life lessons to children, accompanied by Greenaway illustrations. Binding is illustrated paper boards with green linen spine. It is chipped, rubbed, and bumped. Juvenile writing in pencil to half title page. The interior is foxed throughout though text and illustrations remain bright. 64 pages. CHI/092308. Very Good.
London: MacDonald & Co., (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in very good+ green and white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Light rubbing to dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated with frontis of Wilfrid Scawn on Arab Stallion and more than fifteen b/w photos. Index, 368. English Biography. ENGHIS04/070399. Near Fine / Very Good+.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1910. Goldsmith, Wallace. Paper Boards. 12mo. FIRST EDITION. Blue-grey paper covered boards with dark blue title and illustration to front board. Minor browing to the edges of boards and moderate browning to spine. Very small chip to bottom corner of rear board. Minor wear to head of spine. Light foxing to end pages. Minor browning to margins of pages, though text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. A charming story. 54 pages. Children's literature. CHI/072607. Very Good Plus.
La Jolla: A Star & Elephant Book/The Green Tiger Press, 1982. Paperback. 4to. First edition, first printing. Illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor edge wear to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright with 8 tipped in color plates and many black and white illustrations. 87 pages. CHILD/100809. Near Fine.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1892. Hardcover. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Charming illustation of children to spine and to front board. Large black marking (marker?) to front board; this does not effect title or illustration. Minor fading to spine and chipping to spine ends. Interior is very clean with many illustrations. Rolled spine. 230 pages plus 32 pages of ads. CHILD/031706. Very Good.