Washington, D.C. The Haskin Service, 1946. Illustrated Red Wraps. Later. 96 pp. B/w text ills. Front cover creased. " A Collection of Nursery Songs, Singing Games, Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, Christmas Carols, and Sunday School Hymns sung and loved by children everywhere." With piano accompaniment. Very Good.
Montreal: John Lovell, 1877. Hard Cover. As. 50 pp. General wear to cover, clean text within. Cover has picture of children gathered around a large globe on yellow paper. Back cover lists Lovell's series of school books. Previous owner's name on ffep in ink. Maps in color with other illustrations in black-and-white. Very Good.
Boston, MA: D. Lothrop and Company, 1879. Hard Cover. First Edition. Paper covered boards with a chromolithograph illustration of animals of the world on front cover board, advertisement on rear. Light wear to edges, small bumps to head and foot of spine, The wonders of birds, beautifully illustrated in black and white. Very Good.
Mertins, Lisa. Westlake Village, CA: Yellow Brick Road Publishers, Inc., 1992. First Edition. First Edition. First Printing. Very Good. Dust Jacket Fine, covered in mylar. Cloth cover has title printed in gold, which has a slight loss at the top of the title, title page has slight tear at bottom along spine for one inch. Illustrated by Lisa Mertins.
Gift inscription from author on first free end paper.
Chadds Ford, PA: Brandywine River Museum, 1989. Soft Cover. First Edition. Subtitle: "An Exhibition of Children's Books and Their Original Illustrations Early Nineteenth Century to Present from the Betsy B. Shirley Collection" Yellow illustrated wraps. Fascinating exhibition catalog of the children's book art collection of Betsy Beinecke Shirley. Fine.
New York: The Century Co., 1906. Hard Cover. First Edition. First US Edition. Light blue cloth covered boards with dark blue titling to cover board and spine, blind embossed border on front board with color illustration on paper inset. Light wear to cover boards wfrom shelf wear, cloth loss at lower right corner of front board from use. Front and rear pastedowns have notes in pencil pencil by previous owners. Light foxing to prelims and title page, some foxing within. Very Good.
Greenaway, Kate. London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., 1921. Hard Cover. First Edition. Green olive colored boards with titling embossed in gold and dark green, beveled boards with slight wear at corners; linen binding to spine with tilting embossed, soiling from age and use. Small spots to half-title page, Printed on an fabulous, heavy white rag paper with a deckled edge, plates tipped onto each page, printed tissue guard for each plate. Frontispiece engraving of Kate Greenaway. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
Paris: Fernand Nathan, 1929. Hard Cover. As. Unpag. Illustrations in blue, black, and white by Jacqueline Duche. Brown/tan marbled boards. Front cover has inlay with full-color illustration of five girls and five boys plus title and publishing information; with blue and gilt borders. Cover has an ink blot on inlay near upper edge. Bottom of spine worn. Corners bumped. Ffep with neat child's name and date in pencil, two tiny sketches of horses. All in French language. Charming illustrations in blue and black. A second story in the book is "Le Petit Veau." Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1920. Hard Cover. First Edition. 63 pp. Tri-color ills. Cover ruled in gilt and stamped with gilt title, silhouette of boy in gilt circle. Spine sunned, w/gilt dimmed. Eps are light brown with a diagonal design of a staircase with children sliding on bannister. Ffep seems a bit soiled. There is a printed bookplate on front paste-down. Pasted opposite the half-title page is a newspaper clipping of portrait of man (presume to be Galsworthy). Full color frontis; the remainder of the book is lavishly illustrated in b/w with accents of royal blue. Nicely designed book, charmingly illustrated - a story for children. Very Good.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Co. Hard Cover. As. Unpag: approx. 74 pp. B/w ills. Dated obscured, probably 1886. Wrap-around full-color pictorial cover shows three children eating candy from a sack and a dog outside along a fence. Back cover has birds on fence, flowers. Eps are brown/white illustrated publisher's ads. Articles about people from other places or other lifestyles, including Shakers, Native Americans, cadets at the Naval Academy, Argentina, Africa, the Faroe Islands, Indians of Persian origin, and more. The non-p.c. title refers to stories about the Japanese. Many b/w ills. Tight, clean, and bright. Very Good.
New York: Junior Literary Guild, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. Cloth at spine with cloth covered boards. Boldly illustrated book about a Dutch boy and his pet duck. Scuffing and wear to cover boards, chipping at edges. Previous owner's bookplate opposite title page, clean within. Elizabeth Enright was the niece of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Very Good.
Nancy, France: Berger-Levrault, 1949. Hard Cover. First Edition. 64 pp. Folio. Green cloth covered spine with pictorial paper covered boards. Light chipping at edges, age spotting, small 5/8" tear slice at middle of board along hinge on front board; light staining to rear cover from water damamge at some point in in its life. Light yellowing to interior pages at edges from age, handcolored on the interior in the "pochoir" method. Photographs gladly provided. Very Good.
New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, n.d. Hard Cover. As. Mid- to late-19th Centruy. Large volume with full page wood engraved illustrations, as well as numerous illustrations within text. Deep yellow decorative binding with gold embossed titling to cover and illustration of an owl in a tree, which is clean and crisp. Bumping to corners and some cloth loss from use. Rear cover board has evidence of water staining, but it has not impacted the interior. Spine has been re-backed by our in-house bindery and original cloth spine re-atttached, endpapers have been replaced, clean throughout. Additional photographs gladly provided upon request. Very Good.