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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

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

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

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

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

TALES OF THE CASTLE; or Stories of Instruction & Delight by Madm. de Genlis.... Translated by Thomas Holcroft. (2 volumes).
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TALES OF THE CASTLE; or Stories of Instruction & Delight by Madm. de Genlis.... Translated by Thomas Holcroft. (2 volumes).

By Madame de Genlis. (Stephanie Felicite, comtesse de Genlis [1746-1830]).

London: Printed for Walker and Edwards, et al., 1817., 1817.. Good. - 16mo, 5-3/4 inches high by 3 inches wide. Two volumes uniformly bound in brown calf titled in gilt with raised bands on the spines. The covers are rubbed with wear to the corners. The spines are chipped and the leather is chipped and splitting along the joints. The front cover of the second volume is stained. viii & 456 deckle-edged pages; and [iv] & 467 deckle-edged pages, respectively. Each volume is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved pictorial title page. There is minor foxing to the frontispieces and title pages and occasional spotting. There are minor creases to the edges of some pages throughout and the top edges of the frontispiece and title of the second volume are lightly dampstained. Good. <p>The French writer, harpist and educator Stephanie Felicite du Crest de Saint-Aubin, Comtesse de Genlis (1746-1830) was better known as Madame de Genlis. Educated entirely at home, by the age of 12 she was eliciting admiration for her wit and skill as a harpist. Appointed by the duke of Chartres as responsible for the education of his sons, she wrote several works for their use. Her methods presaged more modern methods of education, making use of magic lantern slides to teach history and teaching botany on walks with her pupils while accompanied by a botanist. Madame de Genlis was best known for her children's works. Making use of Rousseau's methods while yet attacking his principles endeared her to the British. Her innovative approach to education and her morality plays further pleased her British readers. After she fled to England to escape the French Revolution, her English readers discovered that she was not the moral paragon represented in the character of the Baronne d'Almane in her book "Adele et Theodore". Jane Austen, whose protagonist in Emma considered her governess would oversee her daughter's education better after having practiced on her "like La Baronne d'Almane on La Comtesse d'Ostalis in Madame de Genlis' Adelaide and Theodore". Austen had earlier been disgusted by "indelicacies" in Madame de Genlis' "Alphonsine". Despite her claiming that she couldn't "read Olimpe et Theophile without being in a rage" Jane Austen still continued to read and lend out Madame de Genlis' works and her nieces also drew inspiration from her writings.

$75.00

THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 1880-1914. Delaware Art Museum / September 14-October 15, 1972. (Catalogue).

By (Elzea, Rowland).

(Wilmington, DE): Wilmington Fine Arts Society, 1972., 1972.. Very good. - Oblong quarto, stapled printed tan wraps with oval keyhole revealing part of an illustration in gray & black. 67 & [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in B&W. There is light foxing to the first & last illustrations. Very good. <p>The introduction to the catalogue is by Rowland Elzea, Curator of Collections at the Delaware Art Museum.<p>From the library of Fridolf Johnson with a TLS sending him the catalogue from Hayward Cirker, President of Dover Publications.

$20.00

CATALOG OF THE JEAN HERSHOLT COLLECTION OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. Original Manuscripts, Letters, First Editions, Presentation Copies, and Related Materials.

By (Andersen, Hans Christian).

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1954., 1954.. Very good. - Small quarto, pictorial wraps. Slightly bumpd & soiled. (vi) & 97 pp. A few pencil markings. With frontispiece & 3 pp. of illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition.

$20.00

CHRISTMAS TIME. Verses and Illustrations by Rachel Field.

By Field, Rachel.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1941.. 1941.. Very good. - 12mo [5-1/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide], pictorial white paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The covers are very lightly bumped & soiled with a small, light stain to the front joint. The dust jacket is lightly soiled. 32 pages. There is an owner's inscription on the half-title. 1 full-page color illustration & black-and-white illustrations & vignettes by the author. Very good. <p>First edition.

$10.00

NURSERY FRIENDS FROM FRANCE.

By (Petersham, Maud and Miska). Miller, Olive Beaupre; translator.

Chicago: The Book House for Children, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Quarto, blue cloth titled in gilt with oval color illustration mounted on front cover. The covers are bumped & there are a few small stains to the rear cover. 191 pp. There are 2 ink names, 1 crossed out, on the front endpaper. Color pictorial endpaper maps & profuse color illustrations by Maud & Miska Petersham, & music staves. Very good. <p>My Travelship series. 28th printing.<p>A collection of French chansons in translation. In many cases, music is provided with the original French printed in addition to the English translation.

$10.00

WONDERS OF THE DEEP.

By Jones, Johnny.

San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, 1906.. 1906.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 7-3/4 inches high by 6 inches wide], softcover bound with tan cord into printed green wrappers with an illustration in black on the rear wrap. The wraps are rubbed & bumped with a short tear to the top edge of the front wrap, and & the spine & extremities are a bit faded. [32] pages. Illustrated in black-and-white with a pictorial title & copyright page and illustrations on the lower half of each text page. The front edge of the title page is chipped. A very good copy of a somewhat fragile book. <p>First edition, printed at the Tomoye Press, San Francisco.<p>The text is in verse and the illustrations are of sea creatures--sting rays, seahorses, hermit crabs, etc.

$25.00

THE RELATIVES CAME.
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THE RELATIVES CAME.

By (Gammell, Stephen). Rylant, Cynthia.

New York: Bradbury Press, (1985).. (1985).. Very good. SIGNED BY STEPHEN GAMMELL - Quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], orange paper covered boards backed with blue cloth in a price- clipped pictorial dust wrapper. There is a short tear to the bottom of the dust jacket's front fold. [32] pages. Profusely illustrated in color by Stephen Gammell. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>A Caldecott Honor Book, signed by the illustrator Stephen Gammell on the title page.<p>A sticker on the front panel of the dust wrapper indicates that the book was also the winner of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award.<p>Signed copies of this book are rare.

$75.00

A WISH FOR TIMOTHY.

By (Beebe, Robb). Beebe, Catherine.

London/NY: Oxford University Press, (1938).. (1938).. Very good. - Small quarto, 8-7/8 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide, tan cloth titled in dark blue on the spine & front cover, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed. There is a small piece out of the head of the dust jacket's spine. 48 pages, illustrated in black, white and tan and in blue & white by Robb Beebe. Near fine in very good dust wrapper. <p>Inscribed and signed in full by both the author and the illustrator on the front endpaper.

$125.00

THE DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION OF L. FRANK BAUM AND RELATED OZIANA, including W. W. Denslow, formed by Justin Schiller. (Foreword by Martin Gardner. Introduction by Schiller). (Auction catalogue).

By (Baum, L. Frank).

NY: Swann Galleries, Inc., 1978.. 1978.. Very good. - 8vo, pictorial wraps. Slightly bumped & soiled. 142 pp. With textual & full-page illustrations. Internally near fine. <p>Inscribed by Justin Schiller.<p>Price list and errata laid in.

$20.00

THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES: An Essay and a List of Editions. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for October 1939.

By Stone, Wilbur Macy.

Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in printed light blue wraps. The front cover lightly rubbed and there are heavy white stains to the rear cover. 40 pages, illustrated with a black & white frontispiece and textual illustrations [facsimiles]. There is light soiling to the front edge of 1 page. Very good. <p>Inscribed by the author on the verso of the frontispiece: "To my friend Henry Brewer with all good wishes / Wilbur Macey Stone / April 1941".<p>Very scarce.

$85.00

THE DOUGLAS G. & DAVID L. GREENE COLLECTION OF L. FRANK BAUM AND RELATED OZIANA. Public Auction Sale 1644: Thursday, December 9, 1993 at 2:00 p.m. (Catalogue).

By (Baum, L. Frank).

New York: Swann Galleries, Inc., 1993.. 1993.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps. Slightly soiled. 90 unnumbered pages, illustrated in black & white. Near fine. <p>363 items are catalogued with estimated prices.<p>An illustrated invitation to a private preview of the collection is laid in.

$50.00

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