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A PAIR OF RED CLOGS.
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A PAIR OF RED CLOGS.

By (Mizamura, Kazue). Matsuno, Masako.

Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, (1960)., (1960).. Very good. - Small oblong quarto [approximately 8-1/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], printed tan cloth with a vignette in reddish brown on the front cover in a pictorial dust wrapper. There is some minor rubbing to the dust jacket's extremities and the head & tail of its spine. Short tears to the top edge of the jacket's front panel and to the head of its spine have been repaired internally with archival tape. Unnumbered pages, including a double-page 4-color pictorial title & 13 full-page 4-color illustrations by Kazue Mizmura. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. First edition, first printing."Masako Matsuno's first book for children grew out of her wish to capture the sound of wooden clogs on a stone road in the 'beautiful rhythm of the English language....I shall be happy if this story gives American children something Japanese in sound as well as in spirit', she says." [From the dust wrapper copy].

$150.00

THE STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.
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THE STORY OF PUSS IN BOOTS AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.

By Nesbit, E[dith]; Weedon, L[ucy] L.

London: Ernest Nister / New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., circa [1912-1913],, [1912-1913],. Good. - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], color pictorial boards backed with dark blue cloth. The binding is soiled & bumped with the corners of the front cover chipped. [36] pages. Tipped-in color frontispiece & numerous black-and-white illustrations. The page edges are darkened & occasionally chipped. The bottom page corners are bumped & there is occasional soiling. Good. A title in The Sunshine Series.Some of the stories are written by L[ucy] L. Weedon. "Our Black Cat" is by E[dith] Nesbit.Rare. WorldCat locates one copy.

$95.00

VIEUX BONHOMME ET LES SIX LUTINS.
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VIEUX BONHOMME ET LES SIX LUTINS.

By (Ivanovsky, Elisabeth). Verite, Marcelle.

Bruges, Belgium: Desclee de Brouwer, 1949., 1949.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 8 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in color pictorial stiff paper wrappers. The spine & extremities are rubbed. Title, 20 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color by Elisabeth Ivanovsky. Very good. First edition.Marcelle Verite [MarcelleGerschel] [1904-1994] was a French children's author whose books met with great success and were published in many editions and translated into many languages. She had a longtime collaboration with illustrator Elisabeth Ivanovsky and also with Romain Simon. She named as her inspirations observation of nature, children, animals and the works of Selma Lagerlof and Rudyard Kipling.Elisavieta Andreievna Ivanovskaia [1910-2006] was a painter and illustrator born in Bessarabia in the Russian Empire.The text is in French.Rare. WorldCat locates 5 copies.

$150.00

BABAR\'S TRUNK: Babar Goes on a Picnic. Babar Goes Skiing. Babar at the Seashore. Babar the Gardener. 4 volumes.
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BABAR'S TRUNK: Babar Goes on a Picnic. Babar Goes Skiing. Babar at the Seashore. Babar the Gardener. 4 volumes.

By de Brunhoff, Laurent.

(New York: Random House), 1966., 1966.. Very good. - Oblong 24mo [4 inches high by 4-5/8 inches wide], color pictorial boards. The books are housed in a pictorial paper covered cardboard slipcase designed to look like a trunk. Volumes 3 & 4 and the slipcase are slightly rubbed. Unnumbered pages profusely illustrated in color. Very good. Original edition.Translated from the French by Merle S. Haas.

$25.00

THUMBELINA by Hans Christian Andersen and TOM THUMB. 2 volumes.
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THUMBELINA by Hans Christian Andersen and TOM THUMB. 2 volumes.

By (Scott, Hilda). Andersen, Hans Christian.

(New York: Holiday House), (1939)., (1939).. Good. - 24mo [3-1/4 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide]. Both books are bound in gray boards titled in red & backed with red cloth. Thumbelina's boards are profusely decorated in red. The top edges are stained red. The two volumes are housed in a red paper-covered cardboard slipcase decorated with silver stars. The top corner of Tom Thumb's front cover is slightly creased & there is a light stain to its left edge. Its spine is slightly rubbed. The corners of the slipcase are rubbed & the paper covering is split along the front joint. 60 & 63 pages. Hand-colored decorations & vignettes by Hilda Scott. Very good in a good slipcase. First Holiday House edition, limited to 1,200 copiesThumbelina is edited by Vernon Ives.The set was originally published in San Francisco by Helen and Bruce Gentry in 1934.

$125.00

ALMANACK FOR 1884.
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ALMANACK FOR 1884.

By Greenaway, Kate.

London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1883]., [1883].. Good. - 24mo [approximately 5-1/4 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in stiff paper pictorial wrappers with a color illustration on each wrap. The binding is rubbed & the corners are bumped. 20 pages. Color frontispiece, color title vignette & a half-page color illustration for each month of the year. Printed by Edmund Evans. The top corners of the first few leaves are lightly creased. The contents are very good.

$75.00

ALMANACK FOR 1886.
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ALMANACK FOR 1886.

By Greenaway, Kate.

London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1885]., [1885].. Very good. - 24mo [4 inches high by 3 inches wide], glazed pictorial boards with a color illustration on each board. The endpapers are yellow & the edges are stained blue. The binding is lightly rubbed. 24 pages. Illustrated in color by Kate Greenaway with a frontispiece, a title vignette, a color vignette on each page of the almanac & 5 full-page illustrations. Printed by Edmund Evans. Very good. First edition

$100.00

KATE GREENAWAY\'S BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN.
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KATE GREENAWAY'S BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CHILDREN.

By Greenaway, Kate.

London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1880]., [1880].. Good. - 24mo [3-5/8 inches square], tan cloth titled in brown on the front cover with color vignettes of figures representing the four seasons stamped on the corners of each cover. The edges are stained yellow. The cloth of the front cover is slightly bubbled. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway with 12 color plates & 370 black & white vignettes printed in the margins of verses by Mrs. Sale Barker. Printed by Edmund Evans. There is an 1884 gift inscription on the flyleaf & the rear hinge is cracked. 20-30 names are neatly written as appropriate near their birth dates. Good.

$100.00

ALMANACK FOR 1889.
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ALMANACK FOR 1889.

By Greenaway, Kate.

London, Glasgow and New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1888]., [1888].. Very good. - 24mo, original full limp brown calf binding titled in gilt. All the edges are gilt. The spine & the corners of the covers are rubbed. [24] pages, including 23 color illustrations by Kate Greenaway. Printed by Edmund Evans. There is an a previous owner's gift inscription on the half-title. Very good. First edition.The almanacs were advertised as available in calf or French morocco for $1.00 or in hand-painted covers for 75 cents and cloth for 25 cents.Rare in the calf binding.

$200.00

BYE-BABY-BYE STORIES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
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BYE-BABY-BYE STORIES FOR LITTLE FOLKS.

By (Thomas Nelson & Sons).

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons / London: S. W. Partridge & Co., circa [1882]., [1882].. Good. - 12mo [3-7/8 inches high by 3 inches wide], gray cloth titled in gilt & black with an illustration in black & red on the front cover & a decoration in blind within a double frame on the rear cover. The corners are slightly rubbed. There is a cluster of very tiny holes to the rear cover with some very minor staining. [24] pages. Color frontispiece, title vignette & 12 full-page illustrations in blue & white, including 4 silhouettes. The front hinge is cracked at the title. Good.

$50.00

ALMANACK FOR 1890.
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ALMANACK FOR 1890.

By Greenaway, Kate.

London, Glasgow and New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1889]., [1889].. Very good. - 24mo, original full limp black calf binding titled in gilt. All the edges are gilt. There is a tiny chip to the head of the spine & the tail is rubbed. The corners of the rear cover are lightly rubbed. [24] pages, including 23 color illustrations on a black ground by Kate Greenaway. Printed by Edmund Evans. There is a previous owner's gift inscription dated 1889 on the half-title. Very good. First edition.The almanacs were advertised as available in calf or French morocco for $1.00 or in hand-painted covers for 75 cents and cloth for 25 cents.Rare in the calf binding.

$250.00

THE LEAF MEN And the Brave Good Bugs.
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THE LEAF MEN And the Brave Good Bugs.

By Joyce, William.

New York: A Laura Geringer Book, (1996)., (1996).. Fine. SIGNED BY WILLIAM JOYCE - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 9-5/8 inches wide], color pictorial boards in a matching dust wrapper. The bottom corners of the covers & the rear panel of the dust jacket are slightly rubbed. Unnumbered pages printed in large type. Profuse full-page color illustrations. Near fine. First edition.Signed by the author on a pictorial label mounted on the front endpaper.

$25.00

GABBY GROWING UP.
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GABBY GROWING UP.

By (Schwartz, Amy). Hest, Amy.

(New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), (1998)., (1998).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMY HEST - Quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], bound in color pictorial boards with an illustration of Gabby skating on the front cover, in a matching dust wrapper. There is some very minor foxing to the rear cover & its top corner is lightly creased. Unnumbered pages including profuse full-page & textual color illustrations by Amy Schwartz. Very good First edition.Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "To --------- / Keep skating / Love / Amy Hest".

$35.00

MR. APPLE\'S FAMILY.
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MR. APPLE'S FAMILY.

By (MacKnight, Ninon). McDevitt, Jean.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1950)., (1950).. Good. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR JEAN MCDEVITT - Octavo, pink cloth titled & decorated in red with the top edge printed red . The covers are bumped & lightly soiled. [x] & 118 pages printed in large type for young readers. Profuse delicately whimsical two-color illustrations by Ninon in pink, black & white. The contents are very good. First edition.Signed in full by Jean McDevitt on the half-title.The sunny family story of Mr. and Mrs. Apple and their children--McIntosh, Jonathan, Delicious, Snow and Ann--move from the city to a wonderful house in an apple orchard. There they paint their house red with a green roof, grow apples and own a goat named Nonesuch.

$200.00

ENVELOPE SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND CHILDREN\'S AUTHOR KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN WITH BOTH HER MARRIED AND PROFESSIONAL NAMES.
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ENVELOPE SIGNED BY AMERICAN EDUCATOR AND CHILDREN'S AUTHOR KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN WITH BOTH HER MARRIED AND PROFESSIONAL NAMES.

By Wiggin, Kate Douglas. (1856-1923). American educator and children's author.

Circa [1890s]., [1890s].. Good. - Part of the address side of a hotel envelope, 3-1/2 inches high by 4-7/8 inches wide with a partial image of the hotel on the left, is signed in pencil with both Wiggin's married name & her professional name: "Mrs. George Riggs / (Kate Douglas Wiggin)". The envelope is lightly soiled with its top edge slightly roughed There are 3 pieces of tape adhering to the verso where the envelope was removed from an album. Good. Wiggin married George Riggs, a New York businessman, in 1895.Kate Douglas Wiggin [1856-1923]was an American educator and author oF children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm". She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 and together with her sister Nora Smith established a training school for kindergarten teachers. The sisters were instrumental in establishing over 60 kindergartens for the poor in San Francisco and Oakland, California. Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.It was when she moved from California to New York that, having no teaching work, she began to devote herself to literature. She sent several stories to the publishers Houghton, Mifflin & Co., who accepted them immediately. Her first literary work was "Half a Dozen Housekeepers", a serial story which she sent to St. Nicholas magazine. After the death of her husband in 1899, Wiggin returned to California and resumed her kindergarten work.

$35.00

SLIP OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN CHILDREN\'S WRITER AND EDITOR MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER, OR THE SILVER SKATES.
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SLIP OF PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN CHILDREN'S WRITER AND EDITOR MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER, OR THE SILVER SKATES.

By Dodge, Mary Mapes. (1831-1905). American children's author and editor, best known for her novel "Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland" (1865).

Circa [1880s]., [1880s].. Good. . - A slip of cream-colored paper, 1-5/8 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, is inscribed and signed "Yours sincerely / Mary Mapes Dodge". The paper is unevenly cut with some darkening and is mounted on a slightly larger piece of tan stiff paper. Remnants of paper & tape adhere to the verso of the mount where it has been removed from an album. Good. Mary Mapes Dodge [1831-1905] was an American children's author and editor, best known for her novel "Hans Brinker; or, The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland" (1865). The novel introduced the sport of Dutch speed skating to Americans, and is also notable for popularizing the story of the little Dutch boy who plugs a dike with his finger. Mapes was a recognized leader in juvenile literature in the second half of the nineteenth century.

$10.00

ROLLO\'S PHILOSOPHY. [AIR.]... A New Edition, Revised by the Author.
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ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY. [AIR.]... A New Edition, Revised by the Author.

By (Abbott, Jacob).

New York: Sheldon & Co., (1865)., (1865).. Fair. - 16mo, 6-1/4 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide. Blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt & black on the front cover & the spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped & soiled. 192 pages. The title page is detached. Good. A volume in "The Rollo Series" consisting of 14 different titles.

$10.00

MY DOG GINGER. (Cover title).
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MY DOG GINGER. (Cover title).

By Eulalie [Banks, Eulalie M.].

England: Circa [1930s-1940s]. [1940]., [1940].. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in brightly colored pictorial self-wrappers. There is some very minor soiling to the wraps with minor creasing to the rear wrap. [16] pages bordered in green, including wraps. 6 full-page color illustrations & black-and-white textual illustrations. Very good. A remarkably well-preserved copy of this brightly colored children's book.RARE.

$125.00

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND: A facsimile of the original Lewis Carroll manuscript.

By Carroll, Lewis.

Ann Arbor, MI: Xerox / University Microfilms, Inc., (1964)., (1964).. Very good. - Octavo, light blue cloth in an original glassine wrapper. The book is housed in a matching light blue cloth-covered slipcase. There is some light foxing to the binding & the slipcase with a horizontal line of light soiling to the front panel of the slipcase. [x], 90 & [1] pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Lewis Carrroll. The contents are fine. Very good. <p>There is an introduction by Luther H. Evans of Columbia University (formerly Librarian of Congress) who helped a group of Americans raise money to buy the original manuscript at auction in order to present it as a gift to the British Museum in London. "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" is the forerunner of "Alice In Wonderland" and is substantially the same.

$10.00

YOUTH\'S PENNY GAZETTE. Vol. XVI. Nos. 1-26. January 6, 1858-December 22, 1858.  Whole Numbers 391-416. [26 issues, complete year].
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YOUTH'S PENNY GAZETTE. Vol. XVI. Nos. 1-26. January 6, 1858-December 22, 1858. Whole Numbers 391-416. [26 issues, complete year].

By Packard, Frederick A.; editor.

New York: American Sunday School Union, 1858., 1858.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], softcover. The issues appear to be removed from a larger bound volume. 104 pages. Profusely illustrated with rich wood engravings throughout. There is an area of light staining to the bottom edges of pages 33-104. The front edges of a very few pages are chipped or have pieces out. There is occasional minor soiling or foxing. Good. A full year's run of this American Sunday School Union newspaper published every other week. In addition to the numerous wood engravings, the content includes moral tales, educational articles, songs and poems. A very few of the issues publish music for the songs.

$45.00

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