Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill and Co., 1843. Paperback. Features a selection of animals: the elephant, deer, buffalo, horse, lion, leopard, ass, bull, and stag. Sewn tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Foxing and spots of soiling throughout. Short closed tears / small creases to edges of some pages. A cute book despite wear. Illustrated. 16 pages. Size: 4 x 2.5 inches. CHILD/061918. Very Good.
Concord: Rufus Merrill and Co, 1843. Paperback. A sweet little collection of poems with illustrations. String bound grey paper wrappers with black title and illustration to front cover. Old tape repair to rear cover. Minor spotting / soiling / dampstaing / foxing to covers and interior. Closed tears to hinges of cover and most pages; however, all pages remain bound. Size: about 4.25 x 2.75 inches. 16 pages. CHILD/061318. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, (1854). Hardcover. Thick 12mo. Three different stories bound as one. Includes "Bruno; Or Lessons of Fidelity, Patience, and Self-Denial Taught by a Dog," "Willie and the Mortgage, Showing How Much May Be Accomplished by a Boy," and "The Strait Gate; Or, The Rule of Exclusion from Heaven." Very good in dark green leather backed marbled paper covered boards with leather corners. Gilt title to spine and the number 1. Title on spine reads "Abbott's Stories." Rubbing to boards. Interior hinges cracked. Title page has been hand painted, though not professionally. Drawing and writing to front free end page and paste down. Bottom corner of front free end page is missing. Minor foxing throughout though text and illustrations remain clean and bright. Each story is paginated individually. Children's Literature. CHI608281. Very Good.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited. Hardcover. 8vo. circa early 1900's. Red cloth boards with black and gilt title and elaborate illustration to front board and spine. Fading to spine. Bevelled boards. Minor wear to edges and corners. Bumping to spine ends. Full gilt edges. Signed by previous owner on ffep. Interior is very clean with frontispiece and illustrated title page. Rear hinge is cracked; otherwise binding is secure. 421 pp. LIT/033005. Very Good.
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.
New York: New York Book Company, 1909. Hardcover. Vg- in red boards with multi-colored illustration to front board/short 8vo./162 pp./inferior paper just slightly brittle but in better shape than other copies we have seen/two small cracks to front exterior hinge, filled in by professional restorer/servicable copy. Children's Literature. CHI1/4022. Very Good -.
New York: Frank Tousey, 1909. Paperback. Good in color illustrated paper wraps with title to front wrapper. Closed tear to front wrapper repaired with non archival tape which has caused browning. Foxing to wrappers as well as chipping and creasing to edges. Browning, creasing and edge chipping to pages though text remains bright. Periodicals. PER409251. Good.
Copenhagen: Poul Uttenreitter, Slesvigsk Forlag, 1925. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Very good in red cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Spine a bit faded. Closed tear to first title page (may be original wrapper). Previous owner's writing to half title page. Beautiful black and white plates on every page. TEXT IN DANISH. 67 pages. Children's Literature. CHI1/5170. Very Good.
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.
London: The Religious Tract Society. Hardcover. SCARCE. 12mo. Very good-. Colorful embossed and illustrated grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and black title to spine. Rubbing and wear to boards. Minor discoloration to rear board. Minor browning to end pages and to title page. Full colored illustrated frontis. 64 pp. CHILD/6252. Very Good -.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. Hardcover. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with black title to spine and black design to front board. Minor browning to edges of boards and light wear to corners and spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. CHILD/104040. Very Good.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1916. Smith, Harry L. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green cloth boards with orange title to spine and front board. Cute little book with Illustrated endpages and several lovely illustrations throughout. Signed by previous owner. 112 pp. plus "a word to parents." CHILD/080905. Very Good.
Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1893. Hardcover. A charming children's book of photographs of children dressed in costumes and depicting several Mother Goose rhymes. The photographs by Bartlett are reproduced with the verse on tissue paper sheets that are affixed to larger sheets of paper. Oblong volume in blue and gold floral design paper boards with cream back strip with silver lettering and design along left-side of front cover. Front hinge splitting; some staining to covers. Gift inscription in ink on front fly. Still a lovely volume in very good condition. CHI/120512. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan, 1914. Hardcover. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in tan cloth with illustration in orange and black to front board and orange title to front board and to spine. Cloth a bit faded, with light soiling. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 187 pages + ads. Children's Literature. CHILD01/120299. Very Good.
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, (1971). Hardcover. 8vo. Blue illustrated paper covered boards with black title to front board and white label to spine. Minor wear to corners. Minor damp staining to bottom edge of past downs and end pages. Else is clean and bright. Filled with lovely illustrations. Blue illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Minor edgewear to jacket. 96 pages. Children's Literature. CHILD/080509. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1954. Hardcover. 12mo. Very good in brown cloth covered boards with faded gilt decoration and title to spine. Chipping to spine ends and crease to front board. Minor foxing and browning throughout though text remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 83 pages. CHILD/051414. Very Good.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1905. Hardcover. Very good- in beige cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and brown title to spine. Lovely brown illustration to front board. Minor edgewear, rubbing, and soiling to boards. Crack to rear hinge. Front free end page is detached but present. End pages and title page are brittle. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Previous owner's address on verso of frontis. Illustrations throughout including full color frontis. 157 pages. Children's Literature. CHILD110161. Very Good -.
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.
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: Grosset and Dunlap, 1945. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author and dated 1957. A bedtime story book. According to Burgess, his stories are written "to teach the truth in regard to these little wild folk (Peter Rabbit, Mr. Toad, etc.) and their ways, and to stimulate a love of nature." In red paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Illustrated. In red illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front cover. Wear and a few chips to edges of jacket. Fading to spine panel of jacket. 189 pages. CHILD/032818. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: A Floyd Yearout Book, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, (1989). Hardcover. SIGNED by the author. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Lovely green cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to front board and gilt title to spine. Author's signature to half title page. Else is clean and bright with wonderful full color illustrations throughout. Red and green illustrated dust jacket with off white title to front panel and to red spine panel. Unpaginated. CHILD/113011. Fine / Fine.
Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co, 1929. Paperback. A sweet story about bunnies, squirrels, beetles, turtles, and other forest critters coming together to sled down Butternut Hill during the "coasting carnival." In illustrated side-stapled paper wrappers with title to front cover. Creasing to corners and minor wear to edges of wrappers. Short closed tear to spine. Each page is illustrated. Clean overall with a few light spots of soiling to interior. A cute winter story filled with animals. Measures 5 inches x 4.5 inches. Unpaginated. CHILD/123014. Very Good.