Piter Pan dans les Jardins de Kensington. Paris: Hachette et Cie, nd translation? G; edges rubbed through in spots, light wear to other corners and edges, water damage to bottom corner of front board and, slightly, to first few pages, incld frontis margin; pages flat and clean except for those six or so where little flowers, most still there, have been pressed. Resourcefulness and a wish to do things for one's self are American traits strongly developed in the girls as well as in the boys.
A wonderful collection, from Chapter One, What a Girl Can Do With a Hammer and Saw, through a peanut Noah's ark, through a miniature feast out of wild objects, a milkweed fish, a pine cone pineapple. Also rules for games including girls' basketball. G -; neat name, attractive blank period chromo Liberty bookplate; hinges cracked and net showing on front and back, loose but holding firm, extremities and edges worn, boards and edges darkening, one plate loose and very worn.
La cassette des sept amis. Rue d'Enfurth 1. Heavy pressed leather boards, molded spine w.
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Numerous "vignettes sur bois" 8vo. A collection of nine stories, contemporary and historical. Not didactic. Elf Children of the Woods Tomtebobarnen. Grey paper boards with brown cloth spine with elf children peering over a large moss-covered rock; coated paper printed on two sides. Reissued under different titles with different cover illustrations. Early Harpers have a lovely print quality.
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Pelle's New Suit. Grey boards, aqua cloth-backed rounded spine, with full colour picture of Pelle putting on his new pants with sheep watching, deep blue titles and flower decorations, published with no free endpapers, similar title page, Large clean early US printing of this well-loved book. Pelle's efforts take him from "sheep to cloth" as he earns his new suit, with traditional Swedish farm background.
Beskow's children were modeled on her own five sons. Wilmer Atkinson, , , 3rd edition, 30th thousand. Blue cloth boards with red and black decorations, 3. One of the very endearing Biggle Farm Library books, plain little books "that tell the enquiring reader just what he or she needs to know-- no more, no less.
VG; corners bumped and sl rubbed.
Finely drawn scenes with delicate colouration, which are possibly taken from German editions of Jungenblatter. The Christian moral stories have interesting plots.
G; Feb. The Search After Hapiness. Written by Charlotte Bronte in at the age of 13, and now illustrated in full colour. The Wooing of Master Fox. Taken from Bulwer-Lytton's book, The Pilgrims of the Rhine , and based on various legends of the area. Martin inserted a few moralizing remarks into an interesting Reynard story. The noble, brave, and not too cunning dog is the hero here! VG; extremities rubbed and bumped, a little rubbing through colour on spine creases; very wrinkled, unattractive double-offset tissue guard between title and frontis; some foxing throughout.
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New York: Frederick A. The first page is an index of offenders: Argyll, Marmaduke Talking While Eating Page 6; Beal, Nancy Throwing Away Things Each page has a poem on the left and a facing illustration. Why Be a Goop? Each spread has a little story and a poem facing with illustration above. VG; spine and edges darkened, extrems bumped, bottom corners worn to card, plate very nice, pages flat and clean. An attractive little reprint, relatively modern. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. New York, "Compliments of Hotel Taft, New York", Tarry at the Taft"; no date, no ads so probably later; with deco black hotel drawing on yellow orange hotel cover, 8vo; pp.
An attractive novelty Alice, on pulp paper, appears to be 20s to early 30's from decor, but these were published over many decades, penciled inside is Reserved for Miss Emmons. The Roxy Theater opened next door the following year, and the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue at 50th Street helped provide steady business. The Hunting of the Snark and Other Poems. Also includes poems from Sylvie and Bruno.
The pictures are a riot! VG; vellum boards quite white, spine toning unevenly, shading on free front endpaper from jacket not present , corners bumped and bottom corners worn through. Alicia in Terra Mirabili. New York: St. Martin's Press, London: Macmillan , 2nd printing; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; tan cloth backed blue boards with White Rabbit, blue endpapers with map, 8vo; pp with glossary.
Aliciae per Speculum Transitus. Martin's Press, London: Macmillan ; translated into Latin by Clive Harcourt Carruthers; red paper boards, endpapers with Alice passing through looking glass, 8vo; pp with glossary. A New Alice in the Old Wonderland. Philadelphia: Lippincott, , 1st, sd. Red boards with blindstamped line border and bishop on back, gilt stamped portrait of Alice wearing crown on front, gilt spine title, gilt top edge; 8vo.
An early continuation of Alice. Alice Lee meets the main characters in predictable stories.disbatege.tk
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The pictures are taken from Tenniel, except for that of Alice herself, who is a more ordinary but pleasant looking child. Histoire de Magali.
Paris: Paul Hartmann, , 5th edition; Aulard Imprimeur; green cloth boards with gilt cartouche with title and Magali standing in front of her school; bright green and blue endpapers showing Magali standing under a tree and lines of creatures coming toward her; 8. Sixty pictures of Magali, with her little legs and her face like a little red apple. Magali takes the place of bad little girls and boys in their own homes, and she takes some of their toys home with her.
Magali can walk down from her mountains and walk the length of France. Her little legs are so quick! VG; spine very faded, corners bumped, thin line on front board 1"; paper darkening, opens unevenly. Modern Reader's Chaucer. Tatlock and Percy MacKaye; glossary and notes. Randolph Brown. The Judge builds a house and his wife insists on sixty closets wardrobes to hold the many presents she gives to all. Years later a spirited minister's family with fifteen children comes to live in the house.
The Judge and his wife step out of their portraits to join the outrageous fun, a frank report by each closet on their new life and a nighttime tour of the town in a string of linked closets pulled by a goat. A surprising story in a turn of the century binding. A Round Dozen. Aqua cloth binding with bronze and gold stamping; pp. With six pages of ads for Susan Coolidge's books. VG; a little faded and rubbed, bumps to extremities.
The Diverting History of John Gilpin. Caldecott's Picture Books" nd, white card with full colour picture on the front.
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Tootleoo, the sailor, his family, the Cockyollybirds, and his home on a desert isle. A funny tale told in rhymed couplets with a drawing on every page. VG; small inscription on first blank page, matte boards show even soil, flat clean pages yellowing with light foxing in margins, opens unevenly but no visible binding problems. Flora, a book of drawings. Philadelphia: J. Silver grey and white vellum paper, flexible boards with silver grey titles and Bianco "Flora" drawing; 8 col. A London exhibit of Bianco's work in , when she was 12, inspired de la Mare to write this collection of poems.
The book is in the form of an album with 8 gold framed coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings, including a self portrait. From a noncirculating children's special collection: plate glue traces, small label shadow on title page and two small impressed library stamps, no other collection marks. Peep, peep said the little chicken, "I'm going to stay up all night!
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Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly, just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners. VG in VG box; spine paper lightly wrinkled, but strong for these books, box edges a little faded, but no box splits at all, overall a lovely copy. The chauffeur gets a mother cat to be a mouser in the garage, but one of her kittens is not well behaved. G in Good box; previous owner has filled in cartouche, book has wear to spine ends and half inch missing paper, eps discoloured, a little bowed, illustrated boards and interior nice; box plate a little darker than book but nice, open corners repaired with archival tape, edges rubbed, bowed.