Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2010. Paperback. One of 140 copies published for the Summer Fair at Greenside Primary School Shepherds Bush London. A charming collection of poems for children. Poets include W.B. Yeats, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Edward Lear, and Lewis Carroll. Printed with Poliphilus type on Somerset Text Laid paper. Green Indian decorated paper wrappers with handsewn binding. In near fine condition. Unpaginated [18 pages]. PRI/033015. Near Fine.
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Oldham, England: Incline Press, 2015. Paperback. Limited Edition of under 250 copies. Out of Print. Hans Fallada (1893-1947) was a famous German writer in the first half of the 20th century. His most significant work was the 1947 novel Every Man Dies Alone, written by Fallada in a feverish heat in only twenty-four days, dying just weeks before its publication. This Anti-fascist novel was based on a true story of a couple whose grief for their murdered son led them to launch a clandestine resistance campaign in Nazi Germany. In her new introduction for this translation, Jenny Wilson says that Fallada turned to writing for children in the 1930s when his novels came under scrutiny by Nazi authorities. Among his works for children was this charming and poignant story of young Tom and his beloved stuffed dog, Hoppelpoppel. This 21st New Year Book from the Press is printed in Sabon and Centaur types on Zerkall Paper. Frontispiece illustration by Jennie Malbon. Bound in pred paper wrappers with decorative covers and paper title label. 4 x 8.5 inches. In Fine Condition. 18 pages. PRI/032415. Fine.
Creative Education Inc., (1985). Hardcover. Near fine in beige cloth boards with brown title to spine. Clean and bright filled with full oclor illustrations. Previous owners signature to front flyleaf. Near fine price-clipped jacket with light rubbing to panels, else fine. Unpaginated. CHILD/101309. Fine in Near fine jacket.
Chicago: National Dairy Council, 1960. Paperback. Very good in brown paper illustrated folder containing unbound color illustrated plates with corresponding text on the opposite side. Also has a 4 page teacher's supplement explaining how to use the plates to teach children healthful living habits. A unique and interesting title, quite scarce. Light edgewear to folder. Interior is clean and bright. Americana (wraps). AME/4253. Very Good.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1920. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good teal cloth backed orange paper boards with black title color illustrated pastedown to front board. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exteripr. Interior is in lovely shape: clean and bright (slight smuding to endpapers), tightly bound. Pencil inscription and sticker to front pastedown. Illustrated. Unpaginated. Children's Literature. CHIL/10283. Very Good.
New York: Arcade Publishing, (1990). Hard Cover. First U.S. Edition. Size: quarto. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Bright and clean interior filled with beautiful full color illustrations from the books he illustrated. Beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to spine. Near fine. 199 pages. CHILD/081022. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Macmillan & Co., 1947. Hardcover. Very good in illustrated paper covered boards with white title to spine and front cover. Thre is a large chip to the head of the spine and a small chip to the foot of the spine. Minor wear to edges. Bookplate and signature of previous owner to front endpage. The owner has also written in pencil "7 Day Book" on the top of the title page. Aside from this the interior is clean with illustrations on every page. A charming book. 83 pages. CHILD/060612. Very Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Hardcover. First edition with the charming illustrations by famed illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith. There are eleven full page color illustrations and numerous text illustrations as well. Bound in green cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. A circular color plate is moubnted on the front cover. Some bumping and fraying. Hinges are cracked but otherwise the interior is in very good condition. A nice copy of this children's classic. CHIL/062419. Very Good.
Chicago: P.F. Volland and Co, 1913. Hardcover. Sixth edition. Very good in brown paper covered boards with black title and color illustration to front board. Chipping to foot of spine and minor wear to edges of boards. The head of the spine has been expertly restored. Decorative endpages and full color illustrations on every page. Occasional smudge marks and small spots of soiling to interior, but overall very clean and bright. Housed in a green leather backed box with wood grained paper covered boards. The interior of the box is lined in cloth. There is light sunning to the spine of the box and minor wear to the edges. Overall an attractive book. 96 pages. CHILD/102609. Very Good in very good box.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1916. Paperback. A side-stapled shape book with a bull dog in full color on cover. Color printing is a little off register on cover. Each page features a dog breed with brief description and a color illustration of the dog pasted above. Foxing to covers, facing pages, and to some of the pasted in illustrations. Light soiling to inside of front cover. A white rectangular piece of paper has been pasted onto inside of the front cover and there is offsetting from this on the title page. Gift inscription in pen from previous owner on title page. Covers remain attached to the pages by one of the two staples. A sweet book despite noted condition issues. Unpaginated. [16 pages] 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall. CHILD/082614. Very Good.
London and New York: J.M. Dent and Co. and E.P. Dutton and Co, 1909. Hardcover. According to a note from the publisher: "Most of the designs appeared as line drawings in an edition issued by the present publishers in 1899, but they have since been worked over, revised, and coloured by the artist, whiel some entirely new designs have been added." Bound in quarter red leather over red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Wear and chipping to spine ends ends and corners of boards. Rubbing to cloth and small black stain to front cover near top corner. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Occasional smudges to margins, but clean overall. Includes 12 full color illustrations, 2 full page black and white illustrations, and several vignette black and white illustrations. 304 pages. CHILD/021918. Very Good.
San Diego: Jane Yolen Books / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Hardcover. Inscribed / signed by the author to her father. First Edition. "When nine-year-old Allie, a Lonely Only, wishes on a falling star for a baby sister, a Star Baby drops right into her father's arms. Everyone in the family is delighted. Everyone, that is, except Allie. For starters, the Star Baby is a boy. He floats instead of crawls. He expands like a balloon. He can fly. And he absolutely disrupts Allie's life. How Allie comes to terms with having such an odd baby in the family and what happens when the Star Baby wants to return to his own star family form the heart of this warm and very funny book" (jacket). Blue cloth spine over white paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright with black and white illustrations by Margot Apple. In blue dust jacket with white title to spine. Minor wear and rubbing to jacket. 69 pages. CHILD/022521. Near Fine / Very Good.
Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1852. Paperback. 16mo. Author's edition. A Christmas Carol-esque story in which the main character who hates Christmas is visited by a spirit who helps him understand the meaning of Christmas. Beige paper wrappers with black title and decration to front wrapper. Browning and foxing as well as light soiling to wrappers. Chipping to edges. Minor foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. 48 pages. CHILD/081116. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Fisher & Brother, No date. Circa Mid 1800s. Hardcover. SCARCE. 32mo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and embossed illustration to front and rear boards. Wear to exterior includes rubbing and chipping to spine ends. Interior hinges are starting though binding remains tight. Minor browning to interior. Text and illustrations are bright. 142 pages. CHILD/111616. Very Good.
New York: Duffield and Company, 1916. Parrish, Maxfield. Hardcover. 8vo. This scarce title includes a charming MAXFIELD PARRISH frontispiece color illustration titled “Heroism.” Very good in red cloth boards with dark red title and illustration to spine and front board. There are a few white scuff marks to the front board, minor wear to edges, and a small closed tear to head of spine. There is minor foxing to the first few pages and a few pages have folded corners. This uncommon book would make a good addition to a serious Maxfield Parrish collection. 341 pages. CHILD/041107. Very Good.
Plainfield, NH: Alma Gilbert, Inc., . Paperback. Signed by the author and dated October 5, 1999. An uncommon pamphlet. Fine in white side-stapled paper wrappers with color illustration to front wrap. Filled with color illustrations. Clean and bright. Unpaginated [24 pages.] CHILD/081222. Fine.
New York and Chicago: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903. Hardcover. A charming collection of 13 stories including "The Gold Button", "The Giant's Pillow", "The King of the Golden Woods", "Lady Lee", "The Mayor of Johnnytown", and more. Each story includes color illustrations. Very good in the original yellow cloth boards with illustration of a man carrying a bow and arrows to the front cover. Red title to front cover, but no title to spine. Minor soiling and rubbing to covers. Illustrated endpapers. 175 pages. CHILD/020618. Very Good.
London: Augener Ltd, 1911. Mair, H. Willebeek Le. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Light blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Illustrated color pastedown to front board. Minor soiling/browning to boards. Wear to edges and corners. Fraying/chipping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean overall, though there are a few smudge marks throughout and minor browning to margins of pages. 31 pp. CHILD/061605. Very Good.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc, 1935. Hardcover. Good+ Green cloth backed beige and brown illustrated paper covered boards with brown title to front board. Front board is detached though binding remains tight. Edgewear and browning to exterior. Minor toning to interior though text and illustrations remain bright. Photographic illustrations throughout. American Biography. AMBIO/6172. Good +.
Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1903. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with faded white title to spine and front cover. Minor brown spots to foot of spine. Illustration in white, black, red, and green to front cover with title. Pen inscription dated 1903 to front free endpaper. Clean interior. 146 pages. CHILD/122018. Very Good.
Sutton Mandeville, England: Perdix Press, 1978. Softcover. One of 100 copies printed. Seventy were for the fourth exchange of the Society of Private Printers and thirty for private circulation. A charming small collection of 16 verses that were taken from the Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book of 1955, compiled by the nursery rhyme scholars Iona and Peter Opie. The pages are sewn into light cream wrappers with the title and decoration in blue on front cover. Hand set in 10 point Bembo and printed on a Columbian press by Walter Pattridge. In fine condition. 2.5 x 4.5 inches. Unpaginated. PRI/112717. Fine.
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: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000. Signed by the author. First Edition. Price's first book for young readers. A story about overcoming grief and a boys unexpected bond with an elephant. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In grey dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket. Note from previous owner in pencil about when she had the book signed on front free endpaper. Clean. 168 pages. CHILD/112920.