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THE WINGS OF DR. SMIDGE.
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THE WINGS OF DR. SMIDGE.

By (Bolin, Jim). Philbrook, Rose.

Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1954., 1954.. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper. The binding is unevenly stained or faded. The top edge of the front cover and the head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with tears & pieces out. 158 pages. Full-page illustrations and head- & tail-pieces in black & white by Jim Bolin. Good in a fair dust wrapper. First edition.

$10.00

LITTLE LORD: Some Thoughts of a Little Red-Haired Child. Rhymed and Pictured by Sister Caterina, O.P.

By Sister Caterina.

New York: Benziger Brothers, Printers to the Holy Apostolic See, 1930., 1930.. Good. - Quarto [11-3/8 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial color wraps. The wraps are bumped & soiled with a pink stain to the rear wrap & two short tears to the bottom edge of the front wrap. [16] pages plus inside wraps. Cover illustration & 8 full-page color illustrations. There are a few small, pink stains to the margins & occasional offsetting from the picture captions to the facing text pages. Good. <p>First edition.

$15.00

LULU'S TRIP ABROAD and A CROWN OF ROSES by Miss Mary de Camp Banks.

By Banks, Mary de Camp.

Albany, NY: 1887., 1887.. Very good. - Large octavo, three-quarters gilt-ruled cream vellum & blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. All the edges are gilt. The vellum is spotted with stains to the top corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed, darkened, stained & chipped. The front panel & flap are detached & the lower half of the jacket spine is lacking. Title, [2] leaves & 41 pages, printed on one side only. Illustrated in black & white with a portrait frontispiece & 3 plates by Walton H. Roberts, 1 plate is detached. There is some foxing to the frontispiece & occasional light soiling to the versos of the leaves. Very good in the remnants of the dust wrapper. <p>Limited edition of 112 numbered copies. The book was dictated by an eight-and-a-half year old child and "written as dictated without suggestion or alteration".

$35.00

SONNE MOND UND STERNE: Eine Himmelsfibel fur Jedermann.

By (Thienhaus, Peter). Diederichs, Inge.

Berlin: Atlantis-Verlag, 1937., 1937.. Good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 7 inches wide], tan paper covered boards backed with tan cloth & titled in black on the spine with a color pictorial label mounted on the front board. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The spine is darkened with the head lightly chipped & the rear board is darkened & lightly spotted. 47 & 1 pages. The page edges are slightly darkened. Profuse illustrations in color and brown & white by Peter Thienhaus. Good. <p>From the library of pressman Fridolf Johnson with his bookplate tipped onto the front pastedown. The text is in German.

$10.00

THE SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR FIRE ENGINE or The Hithering Thithering Djinn.

By Barthelme, Donald.

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971., 1971.. Very good. - Small quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], green cloth titled in red & black on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is rubbed & lightly chipped. [32] pages. Profusely illustrated with collages of 19th-century engravings printed in black & white on color backgrounds. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper with the "National Book Award 1972" on the front panel. <p>First edition. Barthelme's first children's book.

$45.00

THE GAY BOOK. Pictured by Millicent Sowerby. Verses by Githa Sowerby and Natalie Joan. Authorized Edition.

By Sowerby, Millicent; Sowerby, Githa; and Joan, Natalie.

Poughkeepsie, New York: Artists and Writers Guild, Inc., (1935)., (1935).. Very good. - Small quarto, 8-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Color pictorial white boards. The white covers are slightly soiled and bumped. [16] leaves, including the endpapers. Superbly illustrated with black & white decorative endpapers, a title page vignette, textual illustrations and 12 charming full-page color illustrations by Millicent Sowerby. There is some occasional minor soiling. Very good. <p>First American edition. Published by the Artists and Writers Guild.

$45.00

TOP O\' THE MORNING.
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TOP O' THE MORNING.

By (Campbell, Eleanor B.). White, Jessie Penniman.

Joliet, IL: P. F. Volland Company, (1931)., (1931).. Very good. - Small octavo [approximately 8-1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide], light green cloth titled in dark green with a vignette in dark green on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with pieces out. 110 pages. Illustrated with 10 color plates, including a frontispiece, and with head- & tail-pieces in black & white by Eleanor B. Campbell. There is some minor foxing to the title page. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.

$50.00

MEMOIRS OF A LONDON DOLL. Written by Herself.

By (Brock, Emma L.). Fairstar, Mrs.; editor.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923., 1923.. Good. - Small octavo, tan cloth with a vignette in black on the front cover. The binding is soiled with the spine slightly faded. The bottom corners of the covers are lightly creased. xvii & 174 pages. Illustrated by Emma L. Brock with a color frontispiece and with full-page illustrations & head-pieces in black & white. The contents are very good. Good. <p>First edition which included the Emma Brock illustrations.<p>With an introduction by Clara Whitehill Hunt.

$25.00

LES AVENTURES DE MAITRE RENART ET D'YSENGRIN SON COMPERE. Mises en nouveau langage racontees dans un nouvel ordre et suivies de nouvelles recherches sur le roman de renart. Par A. Paulin Paris.

By Paris, Alexis Paulin (1800-1881).

Paris: J. Techener, 1861., 1861.. Good. - Octavo, marbled brown boards backed with a brown morocco leather spine, titled & decorated in gilt with raised bands on the spine. The leather is rubbed and scuffed and the spine has faded to tan. xi, [i] & 372 pages, with decorative head and tail pieces and initials. There is scattered foxing throughout. A previous owner's name is penned at the top of the front blank and an early bookseller's label is mounted at the top of the front pastedown. Good. <p>The Adventures of Reynard the Fox and his accomplice Ysengrin. The tales are followed by Paulin Paris' new research into these allegorical fables about the perpetual trickster.<p>The text is in French.

$25.00

GRAND-PAPA'S ARITHMETIC: A Story of Two Little Apple Merchants.

By Mace, Jean.

New York: P. S. Wynkoop & Son, 1868., 1868.. Very good. - Small octavo, rust brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine & in gilt within a decorative gilt frame on the front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped with a very light stain to the front cover. vii & 142 plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Black-and-white diagrams, decorations & tail-pieces. There are a very few small stains. Very good. <p>First published in French in 1862.<p>Mace [1815-1894] was an educational reformer.

$15.00

PETITS CONTES NEGRES POUR LES ENFANTS DES BLANCS.
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PETITS CONTES NEGRES POUR LES ENFANTS DES BLANCS.

By (Bernard, Francis). Cendrars, Blaise.

Paris: Jean Vigneau, 1946., 1946.. Good. - Small quarto, 9 inches high by 7-14 inches wide. Softcover, bound in red wrappers titled in black & white and illustrated with black & white silhouettes within golden yellow panels on the front cover and book advertisements on the rear cover. The edges and corners of the covers are chipped with creases to the top front corners. The head and tail of the spine are also chipped and there is some dampstaining to the top inner corners of the covers. 94 & [2] pages, with 10 full-page illustrations by Francis Bernard. The front hinge is starting opposite the half-title and a previous owner's name "Major" is penned in an early hand on the half-title. The pages are darkened and the front edges of the last few leaves are dampstained at the top. Good. <p>The Swiss-born novelist and poet Frederick-Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars (1887-1961) became a naturalized French citizen in 1916 following his service in the French Foreign Legion during the First World War. He became known as the "left-handed poet" after loosing his right arm at the battle of Champagne. Cendrars, who befriended such artists and writers as Chagall, Leger, Modigliani, Guillaume Appollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Henry Miller, Hemingway, Dos Passos, and others, was a writer of considerable influence in the European modernist movement. Henry Miller called him his "great idol" and spoke of him as "a man he really venerated as a writer". Though designated as a Jewish writer of French Expressionism by the Gestapo, he managed to survive the Second World War in occupied France.

$125.00

DAYS OF OLD. Three Stories from Old English History. For the Young. By the Author of "Ruth and Her Friends".

By [Tuthill, Louisa C.].

London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1865., 1865.. Very good. IN A PRIZE LEATHER BINDING FROM HELLMUTH BOYS' COLLEGE, LONDON, ONTARIO - Octavo, 6-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide. Handsomely bound in a brown calf prize binding with Hellmuth College's crest embossed in gilt within multiple blind ruled frames with formal decorations in blind at the corners. A gilt-titled red leather label and gilt dingbats decorate the panels between blind ruled and decorated raised bands on the spine. All edges are red. The covers are rubbed and scuffed and the head of the spine is worn and chipped. [2] & 257 pages. There is some scattered foxing and soiling to the first and last few pages. Very good. <p>Bound in a handsome leather presentation binding with the Hellmuth College presentation label mounted on the front pastedown. The book was "Presented by the President and Corporation to Neilson Parker as the Prize for Reading in the II Form" on "June 25th, 1872". The college's crest adorns the top of the label.<p>The Hellmuth Boys' College of London, Ontario opened in 1865 to close but a little over a decade later in 1877.

$25.00

AN UTTERLY CHARMING AUTOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN TO BOOKBINDERS SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE ON BEHALF OF TITANIA "QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES" AND SIGNED BY HER PALACE'S DESIGNER SIR NEVILE WILKINSON.

By (Titania's Palace). Wilkinson, Sir Nevile. (1869-1940). British Amy Officer and designer of the dollhouse "Titania's Palace".

[London]: January 1st, 1932., 1932.. Very good. - Letter penned in blue ink filling 3-1/2 sides of a sheet of cream letterhead folded to form 4 sides, each approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide, with Wilkinson's address printed in blue at the top of the first side. Signed "Nevile Wilkinson". The corners & edges of the letter are lightly creased. Folded twice for mailing. Very good <p>A delightful letter written by Wilkinson to bookbinders Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Titania, "Queen of the Fairies": "Her Iridescence wishes me to ascertain, on her behalf, whether the little volume which Mr. Vaughan brought this evening, is to be considered as a gift from the firm of Sangorski and Sutcliffe to her Private Library at the Palace or if it is only intended as a loan....Needless to say she would be quite delighted to accept the little volume to add to her already famous collection: while on the other hand she quite realizes that it would be a costly gift and will quite understand if it is to be considered a loan..."<p>British Army officer Sir Nevile Wilkinson [1869-1940] commissioned the miniature castle from James Hicks & Sons, Irish Cabinet Makers, for his daughter Gwendolen, who claimed to have seen a fairy running under the roots of a tree near their home and felt sorry for the fairies who had to live in underground caves. The palace, designed by Wilkinson and hand-built from 1907 to 1922, had 18 rooms and salons and contained hand-carved mahogany furniture. In 1978, Titania's Palace was auctioned at Christies U.K. but was lost in a bidding war to the Danish toy maker Legoland. From 2007 the palace has been displayed at Egeskov Castle in Denmark.<p>The Mr. Vaughan referred to in the letter is Alexander James Vaughan, a craftsman employed by the royal bookbinders Sangorski & Sutcliffe. He designed miniature buildings for Queen Mary's dollhouse.

$250.00

BLANCHE-NEIGE ET LES SEPT NAINS d'apres le conte de Grimm. Illustrations de Walt Disney.

By (Disney, Walt).

(Paris): Hachette, (1938)., (1938).. Good. - Square octavo, color pictorial paper covered boards titled in red on front board. The boards are rubbed & darkened; the lower half of the backstrip is lacking; the joints are rubbed & the head of the spine is chipped. 46 & [2] pages. Profuse full-page & textual illustrations in color & black-and-white from the Walt Disney film of "Snow White". The pages are darkened; parts of 1 full-page black-and-white illustration have been delicately colored. Good. <p>First French edition of the Disney "Snow White"..<p>The text is in French.

$20.00

MONARCHS OF MERRIE ENGLAND: Volume II / (Edward I to Richard III). Humourous Rhymes of Historical Times. Verses by Roland Carse. Pictures and Vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. (Cover title).
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MONARCHS OF MERRIE ENGLAND: Volume II / (Edward I to Richard III). Humourous Rhymes of Historical Times. Verses by Roland Carse. Pictures and Vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. (Cover title).

By (Robinson, W. Heath). Carse, Roland.

(Leeds and London: Alf Cooke, Limited), n.d. [circa 1910]., n.d. [circa 1910].. Very good. - Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial dark green wraps with a color illustration on the front wrap & a vignette in black & green on the rear wrap. The wraps are rubbed & lightly bumped with some tiny white marks. There is some light creasing to the front wrap. [30] pages. Cover illustration, 2 color plates & black-and-white vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. There is some slight darkening to the pages with very minor foxing to a few of them. Very good. <p>Volume II of a series of four titles.

$25.00

MONARCHS OF MERRIE ENGLAND: Volume IV / (James I to George V). Humourous Rhymes of Historical Times. Verses by Roland Carse. Pictures and Vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. (Cover title).
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MONARCHS OF MERRIE ENGLAND: Volume IV / (James I to George V). Humourous Rhymes of Historical Times. Verses by Roland Carse. Pictures and Vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. (Cover title).

By (Robinson, W. Heath). Carse, Roland.

(Leeds and London: Alf Cooke, Limited), n.d. [circa 1910]., n.d. [circa 1910].. Good. - Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial gray wraps with a color illustration on the front wrap & a vignette in gray & black on the rear wrap. The wraps are rubbed & lightly bumped with some small score marks to the front wrap & a light crease to the rear wrap. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. [30] pages. Cover illustration, 2 color plates & black-and-white vignettes by W. Heath Robinson. There is some slight darkening to the pages & the top page corners are lightly creased. Good. <p>Volume IV of a series of four titles.

$25.00

ROSE AND EMILY; or, Sketches of Youth. By Mrs. Roberts, author of "Moral Views; or, The Telescope for Children".
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ROSE AND EMILY; or, Sketches of Youth. By Mrs. Roberts, author of "Moral Views; or, The Telescope for Children".

By Roberts, Mrs. Margaret Wade.

New York: Eastburn, Kirk & Co., 1813., 1813.. Fair. - 16mo, 5-5/8 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide. Contemporary full brown calf ruled in gilt with a gilt titled red leather label on the spine. The rubbed, scuffed and stained covers are warped. The corners are slightly worn and there is minor damage to the front edge of the rear cover. 240 pages, illustrated with an engraved frontispiece by William Rollinson. The frontispiece and title pages are nearly detached. The pages are toned and darkened with foxing throughout. Several signatures (i.e. groups of pages) are lightly pulled. Several page corners are creased and there is a tear to page 219 with loss the of 4 or 5 letters. A fair complete copy. <p>First American edition. [Shaw & Shoemaker 29671]; [Welch 1122.2].<p>RARE.

$95.00

PRIJELA K NAM POUT: Filmova povidka natocena jako detsky muzikal s pisnickami J. Vodnanskeho (texty pisni) a P. Skoumala.
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PRIJELA K NAM POUT: Filmova povidka natocena jako detsky muzikal s pisnickami J. Vodnanskeho (texty pisni) a P. Skoumala.

By Plivova-Simkova, Vera; Vodnansky, Jan.

(Hradec Kralove): Kruh, (1977)., (1977).. Very good. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JAN VODNANSKY TO CZECH AMERICAN ACTOR JIRI VOSKOVEC - Small quarto [6-3/8 inches high by 6-5/8 inches wide], cream cloth with a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover, in a dust wrapper with a folding front flap. The bottom corners of the coves are slightly creased. The dust jacket is chipped with some light soiling & with its spine & the adjacent edge of its rear panel darkened. 142 & [2] pages plus colophon. Color photographic illustrations by Jaromir Komarek & decorative vignettes in black & yellow. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed in Czech by Jan Vodnansky to his close friend Jiri Voskovec on the title page and signed "Jan Vodnansky /16.6.1977". Additionally Vodnansky has added his name in ink to the copyright page.<p>"Prijela K Nam Pout" was a children's musical set in the village of Bystra on the weekend of a championship football match and fair. The book and lyrics were by Jan Vodnansky and the music by P. Skoumala. The musical was made into a film directed by Vera Plivova-Simkova. This is the book of the film, illustrated with stills, and with text by Vodnansky.<p>Vera Plivova-Simkova [b. 1934] is a Czech film director and writer known best for this musical [1973], and for the children's films "Kata a Krokodyl" [1966] and 'Brontosaurus" [1980].<p>Jan Vodnansky [b. 1941] is a writer, actor, singer, lyricist and folk philosopher, much of whose work was for children. In the 1960s, he met musician Petr Skoumala with whom he collaborated for almost twenty years. He often performed for compatriots abroad, including Jiri Voskovec who had emigrated to America and lived in Paris for a while.<p>Jiri [George] Voskovec was born Jiri Wachsmann [1905-1981]. He was a much revered Czech actor and playwright. After World War 1 Voskovec appeared with Jan Werich [1905-1980] as one of a comic duo in the tradition of Laurel and Hardy. "Together with Jaroslav Jezek, the father of Czech jazz, they moulded dadaism, circus, jazz, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and American vaudeville into a new art form. They created a new form of intellectual political musical." - [Josef Skvorecky: "All the Bright Young Men and Women"]. Having created a sensation with their "Vest Pocket Revue" in April 1927, V + W were invited to join the Devetsil theatre group in May. In 1929 they renamed the group "Liberated Theatre" ["Osvobozene Divadlo"] and they took over every element of the productions. During the 1930s the productions of V + W became increasingly anti-fascist and their "Liberated Theatre" was eventually forced to close in 1938. The following year they fled to the United States. After World War 2 Voskovec settled permanently in the U.S. and Werich returned to Czechoslovakia. Both actors went on to have long careers in film, Voskovec appearing in 72 movies and Werich in more than 50. Four of their stage works were made into films: "Powder and Gasoline" [1931], "Your Money or Your Life" [1932], "Heave-ho" [1934], and "The World Belongs to Us" [1937]. Voskovec is known for his role as Juror #11 in "12 Angry Men".<p>The text is in Czech.

$125.00

THE INSIDE STORY OF THE HADER BOOKS. [Cover title: WORKING TOGETHER]. Told and pictured by Berta and Elmer for the Macmillan Company.
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THE INSIDE STORY OF THE HADER BOOKS. [Cover title: WORKING TOGETHER]. Told and pictured by Berta and Elmer for the Macmillan Company.

By Hader, Berta and Elmer.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937., 1937.. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 6 inches square, pictorial blue boards. The corners of the covers & the spine are rubbed. There are 3 tiny black marks to the spine. The tail of the spine & the adjacent corner of the front cover are creased. [16] pages. Profusely illustrated in color by the authors with a black-and-white illustration on the front pastedown. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Berta Hoerner Hader [1890-1976] and Elmer Stanley Hader [1889-1973] were an American couple who together illustrated more than seventy books, also writing about half of them. They were awarded the 1948 Caldecott Medal for "The Big Snow".

$35.00

SELECT VERSES FOR CHILDREN.
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SELECT VERSES FOR CHILDREN.

By (American Tract Society).

New York: Published by the American Tract Society, No. 144 Nassau St., [1833]., [1833].. Fair. - 24mo, 4-3/8 inches high by 2-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed yellow paper wrappers. Titled with a vignette within a floral decorated border on the front cover and with ads for the American Tract Society's publications printed within a decorated frame on the rear cover. The covers are stained and wraps are splitting along the bottom of the spine. The corners are creased. 16 pages, illustrated with a title page vignette, a full-page woodcut and 19 woodcut vignettes. The full-page woodcut is partially hand-colored by a child. There is foxing and staining throughout and several page corners are creased. An early owner's name is penned above ink scribbling on the rear of the front cover with some ink smudges to the title page. <p>The text consists of hymns and poems based on texts from the Scriptures. "No. 20" is printed at the head of the title.<p>The American Tract Society was located at 144 Nassau St. in New York from 1827 to 1833. This little book is number XX of Series II.

$35.00

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