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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

THE THREE PATHS. By Julia Kavanagh, author of \
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THE THREE PATHS. By Julia Kavanagh, author of "Nathalie," etc. (Winter Evening and Summer Day Library).

By Kavanagh, Julia.

Boston: William H. Hill, Jr. & Co., 1866., 1866.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled and decorated in gilt on the spine. The covers are soiled and stained with wear to the corners and the head & tail of the spine. 219 pages, illustrated with a full-page frontispiece and 3 full-page plates. A previous owner's name and inscription is penned on the front pastedown. There is a tear to the bottom edge of one page and some occasional scattered foxing and light dampstaining throughout. Good. Irish literature, first published in 1847.The Irish novelist Julia Kavanagh (1824-1877) was born at Thurles in Tipperary, Ireland. She spent several years of her childhood in Paris before she and her invalid mother Bridget moved to London. Her first book "The Three Paths" was targeted to younger readers. Her subsequent work "Madeleine, a Tale of Auvergne" drew more attention. Subsequent works included "Women in France during the Eighteenth Century", "A Summer and Winter in the Two Sicilies", "French Women of Letters" and "English Women of Letters", etc. She and her mother returned to Paris in the 1860's and they subsequently moved to Rouen and then Nice at the outset of the Franco-Prussian War.

$20.00

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.

$65.00

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

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

By Anonymous.

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. 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.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

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

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