London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, n.d. [c. 1895. Frederick James Whishaw ( 1854 – 1934) was a Russian-born British novelist, historian, poet and musician. A popular author of children's fiction at the turn of the 20th century, he published over forty volumes of his work between 1884 and 1914. He was a prolific historical novelist, many of his books being set in Czarist Russia, and his "schoolboy" and adventure serials appeared in many boys' magazines of the era. This historic tale of Boris's adventures include encounters with the Tsar Peter the Great. In a special dark leather binding by Allman & Sons with "Kensington Preparatory School" on the cover - the only indication that this was perhaps a student award book. There are debossed words in reverse on free front endpaper "The Redtowers/Melton/Sussex. Binding is bumped and rubbed and the spine has faded. Marbled edges. Interior pages are very good with seven black and white illustrated plates. Mesures 5 x 7 inches. 376 pages.
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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 -.
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: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, . Hardcover. "There are a few stories which in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one" (jacket). A later printing of a classic children's story. Beige cloth boards with dark brown title to spine and front board. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations, some in color. Cream dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. Rubbing and light soiling to jacket, with a one inch loss to the head of the spine panel, browning to the spine, and few chips to the edges. Price of $3.75 on dust jacket. Jacket is protected in a removable plastic sleeve. 91 pages. CHILD/091620. Very Good / Very Good.
Chicago: The Saalfield Publishing Company, circa 1930. Hardcover. Saalfield, 219F. Bound in illustrated paper covered boards with dark grey linen spine. Red title and illustration of Peter the Pug to the front cover. Long tear to linen along front hinge. Soiling, chipping, and wear to covers and corners. Lacks front free endpaper and losses to other endpapers. Nearly disbound. Staining to edges and corners of some pages. A cute book - although, a bit rascist - with Peter Pug's friend being a black cat named "N...". Some illustrations in full color. [about 42 pages.] CHILD/122719. Good.
New York: Junior Literary Guild and The Viking Press, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. "Skinny is a real gray fox ... His sharp, amber-colored eyes, his sensitive nose, and his curiousity led him into many adventures and finally to the Man-House in the woods" (jacket). Blue cloth boards with red title to spine and red illustration of Skinny to the front cover. Minor toning to margins of pages, but clean and bright overall. In browned illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Chipping and wear to edges of jacket with an open tear to spine panel. A cute book. 111 pages. CHILD/121218. Very Good / 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.
New York: American Book Company, 1895. Hardcover. Scarce. 12mo. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with black title and orange and black illustration to front board and to spine. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exterior. Soiling to rear board. Minor browning to edges of pages and sporadic foxing to margins. Foxing to end papers. Text is clean and bright. Illustrated. 215 pages + ads. CHILD/070219. 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.
Paris and London: The Berlitz School, 1916. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Browning to spine panel and edges of boards. Minor wear to hinges and edges of boards. Illustrated with some illustrations in full color. Occasional smudge marks to interior but clean overall. A few previous owner markings to endpapers. In addition to lessons, it includes readings, basic vocabulary, and six songs in French with musical scores. 112 pages. CHILD/062520. Very Good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York: George H. Doran, 1916. Hardcover. This was the first novel by Brunkhurst. Also known for being a suffragette, she began her career as a magazine editor. It's a story about a man and woman who leave the city to start a new life on a farm. Bound in the original olive green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustration of a house behind trees to front cover. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Minor soiling to edge of front board and light rubbing to rear board. Fading to gilt on spine. Slight roll to spine. Clean overall with occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling. Illustrated endpapers. Frontispiece and line drawings to chapter heads. 318 pages. CHILD/040219. Very Good.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1932-1933. Hardcover. Two later volumes bound as one in a beautiful Riviere binding. Alice's Adventures is the one hundred eighty-sixth thousand from 1932. Looking Glass is one hundred and twenty-fourth thousand from 1933. Red morocco with gilt rulings and ribbon garland to front and rear covers. Spine has six compartments with five raised bands with title, author and fleur de lis designs. The front cover has a beautiful embossed illustration with color inlays of Alice and the Dodo bird. On the back is a color illustration of Alice and the Red Queen. Light rubbing to corners and edges. All edges gilt. End pages are red marbled paper. The interior is also in fine condition with John Tenniel's famous illustrations. Full edges gilt. In a gorgeous binding by Riviere & Son. Housed in a modern cream cloth covered clamshell box with paper title label to spine. 183 pages; 211 pages. CHILD/040318. Fine.
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1931. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with black title and illustrations to front board and black title to spine. Spine faded. Small area of discoloration to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Light foxing to end pages and title page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations in both black and white and color throughout. 311 pages. Children's Literature. CHILD/052913. Very Good.
Toronto: Cheshire Cat Press, 2018. Hardcover. Number 13 of 42 copies signed by the printers and the author of the introduction. This is a delightful new edition of Lewis Carroll's famous poem, The Hunting of the Snark. It was produced by a writer, artist, and book designer and printers who are ardent and well-known Carroll admirers. The Cheshire Press was formed by book designer and printer George Walker in 1991. The press began when he and two colleagues produced new editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Edward Wakeling, who wrote the introduction, is an internationally known authority on Carroll. In addition to writing a recent biography of him, Wakeling also created a comprehensive catalogue raisonne of over 1000 photographs taken by amateur photographer Carroll. Byron W. Sewell is a prolific illustrator, author and bibliographer of works associated with Lewis Carroll. For this edition of Snark, Sewell created new illustrations inspired by contemporary carte-de-visit photographs that were so popular in Victorian England. He has one for each character in the poem, adapting images from actual photographs. They are ideal depictions for this fantastic nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, written when he was forty-four years old. Bound in maroon cloth with title in gilt to spine and on cover label. Handprinted in New Caledonia type on Bfk Rives Cream paper. The printing was completed by George Walker and Andy Malcolm, and the book design and layout were by Walker. An original print inscribed and signed by Sewell is inserted in a sleeve on the front pastedown. Housed in a slipcase in the same maroon cloth with gilt title on cover. In fine condition. 6.5 x 10 inches. 72 pages. PRI/010319. Fine.
Toronto: Cheshire Cat Press, 2015. Number 16 of 66 copies signed and numbered by the publisher, Andy Malcolm, the writer of the introduction, Edward Wakeling, and the printer, George A. Walker. The press calls this fine production their Sesquicentennial Edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Edward Wakeling, who wrote the introduction, is an internationally known authority on Carroll. Wakeling writes in his introduction: Harry Furniss was born in Wexford, Ireland on March 26, 1854. He was a prolific artist and illustrator, best remembered for his humorous illustrations published in Punch, to which he contributed over 2,600 drawings from 1880 to 1894. Furniss was eleven years old when Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published. He regretted not being old enough to illustrate the Alice book for himself. He was delighted when Carroll singled him out to illustrate the Sylvie and Bruno books. Carroll recognized Furniss’s ability to draw both character likenesses and grotesques; an essential ingredient for his new book. Sylvie and Bruno was nothing like Alice’s Adventures. Furniss said that this was a bitter disappointment to him. Inwardly, he nursed the ambition to do his own illustrated version of Alice. When the copyright ran out in 1907, he drew twenty illustrations for the book. But few people have seen Alice as illustrated by Harry Furniss. The illustrations first appeared in three installments of The Children’s Encyclopaedia edited by Arthur Mee in 1908. This edition offers for the first time enlarged, high resolution copies of the original Furniss art. The portfolio of loose illustration leaves is made available for sale as a hand printed folio. The polymer plates of the illustrations were made from high resolution scans; sixteen of these images are from the original drawings from the archives of the Fales Library in New York City. Printed on Arches Velin Cream French 100% rag archival paper with Janson type. The portfolio is housed in a clam shell box made from the finest quality materials, with red cloth covers and a gilt illustration of the white rabbit on the top cover and gilt title on spine. In fine condition. Paper sheets measure 11 x 15 inches. PRI/111519. Fine.
Toronto: The Porcupine's Quill, 2019. Hardcover. Signed by George Walker. Trade Edition in paperback format. This is the latest version of The Hunting of the Snark to be published by the Cheshire Press. Carroll's famous nonsense poem has been subject to numerous interpretations over time. In this truly snarky edition, Walker has chosen President Donald Trump and his White House cabinet and advisors for his 21st century lineup of the characters. He writes: "...I think they match up nicely to to the crew of the ship. When you read the poem and think of Trump's cabinet, it's hard not to see the parallels. The political arena in the USA could be described as nonsense, which is exactly the type of poem [this] is. The plot follows a crew of ten unqualified professionals trying to hunt the Snark with a blank map." Thus such familiar names as Scaramucci, Sessions, Priebus, Pence, Mnuchin, Bannon, Sanders and Trump himself appear in parts that reflect their real-life attributes and roles. Beige paper wrappers with brown title to spine and front panels. With thirteen wood engravings by Walker and "The Snark Map" as the frontispiece. In fine condition. 85 pages. PRI/011520. Fine.