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Leipzig: Rutten & Loening, 1927. Paperback. Very good in white illustrated stiff paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor wear to edges and one small chip and a closed tear to spine. Accordion bound. pages are one continuous piece of paper folded into equal sized pages. Insides clean, with blue-tinted illustrations on each page. Written in German Sutterlin Schrift script. Unique item. In wraps. German/World History. GER/2283. Very Good.
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, (2005). Hardcover. 4to. Illustrated purple boards with black title to front board and to white spine. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations. Purple illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and to white spine panel. CHILD/102709. Fine.
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.
Munich: F. Bruchmann, 1909. Hardcover. First German Edition. Number 24 of 1001 copies. Includes 40 full color illustrations by Arthur Rackham, each mounted on brown cardstock with captioned tissue guards. Also includes numerous black and white illustrations, some full page and some within the text. Bound in the original vellum boards with gilt title and floral decoration to spine and small emblem of Shakespeare to front cover. The spine design is by Ottomar Starke. Rubbing and light soiling to covers, edges of boards, and spine, as is common. There is a three inch split to the vellum along the bottom of the front hinge; however, the split only affects the top layer and the board remains firmly attached. Light dampstain to top edges of both covers, which also affects the top edges (top margins only) of multiple interior pages. Lacks ribbon ties. Text in German. A few pages have small spots of soiling or finger smudge marks and a few have chips to the edges, but the book remains very clean and bright overall. A beautiful book despite the noted condition issues. 132 pages plus plates. CHILD/081717. Very Good.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. Hardcover. Inscribed "Gladys Hanon with the author's best wishes February 19: 1916. Evelyn Sharp." Bound in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Black and gilt illustrations to cover and spine. Slight fading to spine and bump to foot of spine. A newsclipping of the author's obituary is paper clipped to the title page and is dated in pen 6/21/1955. Offsetting from newsclipping to facing pages and minor foxing to endpapers. 326 pages plus 10 pages of advertisements. CHILD/051314. Very Good.
Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, (1951). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front panel and black title to pink spine panel. Minor foxing and chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Minor browning throughout. Slight musty smell. Text is bright with illustrations throughout. 237 pages. CHIL/031319. Very Good / 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.
Belvedere, CA: Borogove Press, 1982. Paperback. 8vo. From the preface: “The adventures of Alice depicted in the pages that follow are fantasy, and the reader should not assume that the laws of the imaginary kingdom of Jurisprudencia, which Alice visited in a dream, are anything like the laws of any real state or nation. However, lest I be accused of plagiarism, I freely confess that, just as I have borrowed the characters from the writings of Lewis Carroll, I have borrowed some of the legal reasoning espoused by Humpty Dumpty, Lord Chief Justice of Jurisprudencia, and others from utterances of real American judges.” Off-white paper wrappers with red title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Slight rubbing to exterior. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. 87 pages. CHILD/050517. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1924). Hardcover. Gift Edition. 8vo. Beige cloth covered boards with pink title to front board and to spine. Spine faded and title barely legible. Green & pink flower motif stamped on cover and spine, also bright color pastedown illustration to cover (tiny amount of rubbing near edges, one small inconspicuous blue mark as well). Wear to spine ends. Interior is mostly clean (previous owner's name to front pastedown), minor foxing. Small dampstain to corner of title-page and frontispiece. 14 charming color plates; also green ink illustrated endpapers and borders to every page. Textblock tightly bound, though cracking to front inner hinge. 265 pages. A cute book. Children's Literature. CHIL/8143. Very Good -.
New York: Street and Smith Publishing, 1913-1914. Paperback. 8vo. Yellow and white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to white spine. creasing to spine. Inch-long closed tear to front wrapper at top of spine, light soiling and edgewear, toning to pages, otherwise a nice copy. 308 pages. Children's Literature. CHI208241. Very Good - in wraps.
New York: George H. Doran, n.d. (1927). Hardcover. First American edition with illustrations by Edmund Dulac and in the scarce dustjacket. According to the book's front flap, Dulac's "magnificent interpretation" of this classic adventure story is unsurpassed. There are twelve full color tipped in plates and many text illustrations in black and white. Bound in bright green cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover and a blind illustration of a sailing ship on cover. Very light bumping. In the original dust jacket with chips, small tears, and soiling. Not price clipped. Decorative endpapers with Brentano's bookseller ticket affixed to rear pastedown. The interior of the book is in beautiful condition with clean and bright pages and plates. Very good. 287 pages. LIT/032619. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Boston: G.W. Cottrell, (1856). Hardcover. A scarce little book of short stories providing moral and religious lessons to young children. Bound in dark blue cloth with embossed design to covers and gilt title and design to spine. Corners bumped, spine chipped. Interior pages have occasional spotting but still very good. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Eight full page b&w illustrations. 4 x 4.5 inches. CHILD/060716. Very Good.
Garden City and New York: Doubleday, Page, & Co, 1926. Hardcover. Bound in green cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine and front cover. Light dampstaining to front cover and minor soiling to rear cover. Minor wear to spine ends. Lacks frontispiece. Includes seven of the eight color plates. Pencil markings to several pages. Long closed tear to half title page. 133 pages. CHILD/012518. Very Good Minus.
Prague: 1938. Paperback. SCARCE. Limited edition, 1/130 copies. 4to. Light blue and dark blue illustrated paper wrappers with title to front wrap. Pristine interior with wonderful full color illustrations throughout. Housed in slip case. Minor browning and wear to edges of slip case. Colophon. WRITTEN IN CZECH. Children's Literature. CHIL01/103099. Very Good+.
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: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. Hardcover. Scarce. First edition of her first book for children. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "Florence O'Gorman from Una Taylor" with the recipient's attractive bookplate on front pastedown. Una Taylor (1857-1922) was one of three daughters of the poet and dramatist Henry Taylor. The three daughters were also all writers. They had many illustrious family friends, including Carlyle, Steveson, and Tennyson. Una never married and lived with her sister Ida until her death. This book was written for children, but a contemporary critic at The Spectator wrote that her stories were "of a kind to be appreciated by the elders rather than the younger folk, although some are more appropriate than others. " The book is in the publisher's original bright blue cloth with gilt title, author, and illustration to front cover. Light bumping to corners. Interior pages are clean, with handsome initial letter and ornament at the beginning of each story. a.e.g. A nice copy in very good condition. 240 pages. CHI/102414. Very Good.
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.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1888. Hardcover. First Edition. Includes over 30 engraved illustrations by a variety artists including F.S. Church, Hamilton Gibson, Charles Copeland, Louis Meynelle, and Jessie Curtis Shepherd and more. A decorative border frames each illustration. Folio. Bound in half brown cloth and half green cloth with gilt title and elaborate floral decoration to front cover and spine. Minor wear and fraying to the spine ends, edges, and corners of boards. There are a few spots of soiling to the covers. Foxing to the endpages, a few light finger smudges to the interior, and small chips to edges of a few pages. Small dampstain to top edge of first few pages. Slight browning to margins of pages and slight musty smell. A sweet collection of poems and artwork. Unpaginated [100 pages.] POE. Very Good.
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.
The John C. Winston Company, 1924. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and full color illustrated pastedown to front board. Slight bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is very clean with bright text and color frontis. Remainder of price sticker to top corner of ffep. Tight binding. 319 pp. CHILD/071405. Near Fine.