New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1850. Hardcover. 201 pp. Stamped cover is worn, corners bumped. Spine has bright gilt lettering & design, but is separating at hinges. Prev. owner's name in ink on ffep. Tape connects title page & flyleaf. Rear fep missing. Foxing does not impair readibility. Detailed accounts of the life and explorations of Henry Hudson, John De Verrazzano, Daniel Boone, and John Smith. Good.
New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1885. Pictorial Cover. First Edition. 44 pp. B/w ills. "By Favorite American Authors." Bright pictorial cover over boards shows roses, cherries on a branch, and a block showing girl with doll and parasol crossing brook. Back cover has birds and birdhouse in tree. Spine chipped at ends and edges. Corners bumped and worn. Eps have a few small spots of foxing. Ink inscrip. on ffep, and the same information stamped beneath. Occasional fingermarks within. A collection of short stories and poems profusely illustrated with fine printed engravings. A few ills. have been neatly hand-colored. Very Good.
Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske, and Co. Hard Cover. As. 44 pp. B/w ills. Nd; ca. 1890. Charming full-color cover depicts three little lasses in bright winter coats and fur-timmed boots. Outer edges are a blue frame with yellow title banner, all accented in gilt. Sunned red cloth spine. Covers are worn at corners and edges. Contains stories and poems illustrated in b/w. Stock is aged and has an occasional closed tear to edge. An excellent example of a period piece. Very Good.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Printing Service/Stinehour Press, 1994. Wraps. First Edition. A slipcased edition of facsimiles of the following three titles: "The American Revolution" by Robert Rhymer, "The Juvenile National Calerndar," and "The Pilgrims." Also includes a a 4 pp. introductory brochure by Betsy Beinecke Shirley, whose collection (the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children's Literature) the originals were reproduced from and now resides in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Set is encased in a red heavy cardborad slipcase with a paper label.
Produced in an edition of 250 copies. Fine.
Paris: Le Prieur, 1811. Full Leather. Second Edition. 324, 310 pp. 12mo. Beautifully designed and executed books are bound in tree calf with gilt spine embellishments, black leather title blocks on spine. Corners lightly bumped, with more corner wear to Vol. 2. Spine ends mildly worn, with more attrition to heads than heels. Some joint tenderness on V. 2, but binding is perfectly tight. Gilt dentelles on cover edges do not carry to insides. Endpapers are marbled in navy, green, and white. Each book has an armorial bookplate on front pastedown, no names given. Vol. 1 uniformly foxed, with some let-up in the center of the book. V. 2 foxed only on prelims. Both volumes have the original dark green ribbon marker intact and unfaded...
Birch, S. New York: Hurst & Company, n.d. Hardcover. As. Late 19th century. Unpag. 4to. Part of the "Christmas Tree Series." Chromolithograph color illustration on front board, bumping and losses to corners. Text darkend from age and quality of paper. Clean within. Endpapers illustrated by "S. Birch." Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Hachette & Cie, 1893. Hard Cover. First Edition. 832 pp. + Index. Color ills. "Recueil Hebdomadaire. Illustre de gravures en couleurs et en noir. Pour les enfants de 8 a 12 ans." Pictorial front cover has drawing of boy reading to other children. Red cloth spine and corners, titled on spine in black. Covers are edgeworn with bumped corners and cocked spine. Spine is "bubbled." Upper edges tinted. Blue eps. Contents aged, with an occasional loose page. A year's collection of a weekly publication for children, w/lavish color ills. In French language. Very Good.
London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press, n.d. Hard Cover. As. Unpag. 4to. Color and b/w ills. Nd: ca. 1920. Red cover is worn and sunned, although gilt title and vignette center front cover remain bright. Spine seriously sunned, corners bumped and worn. Edges soiled. Binding holding tight. This is a large book on heavy stock. Small bookstore sticker inside front cover. Eps and prelims lightly foxed and soiled. Contents pages have small pencil ticks beside some titles. T.p. states, "Delightfully illustrated in line and colour." And it is, with full-page color ills. some on glossy paper. Many line drawings, just waiting to be colored by little fingers, but not yet. Contains more than 50 short stories and poems by a variety of authors, and almost...
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1903. Illustrated Wraps. First Edition. Unpag. Brightly colored front cover shows old woman and her reclining dog outside a door, with grass, trees, and flowers in background. Title in red and gilt, other gilt embellishment to front. Back cover is a wallpaper print. Cover indicates "Punch and Judy Series." There are 32 pps. of stories and poems, illustrated in b/w. The pages are a bit aged, but there are no tears, marks, or other damage. A few scattered spots of foxing do not distract. Rear cover has mark where price tag was removed at lower right corner. This is an extra-nice copy of one of the sought-after McLoughlin Brothers children's books. Remarkable condition! Very, Very Good.
Menasha, Wisconsin: The Open Road Publishing Co., 1936. Wraps. First Edition. 50 pp. B/w ills. Bright full-color cover shows Santa riding a horse on front; a Lionel train ad on back cover. Contents are all in black and white with the exception of advertising, which has some red accents. A near-perfect copy of this holiday issue. Typical of the contents is Jack Bursey's "On Antarctic Ice," on his adventures as a dog driver on the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition, illustrated with photos. Also includes an episode of the "Aviation Hero Series," featuring Roscoe Turner who flew with his pet lion. Great ads for Waterman's pens, Gilbert's Erector Sets, a one-tube worldwide Ace Radio, Champion sleds, and more. Very Good.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1881. Hardcover. Sixth Edition. 93 pp. + 24 pp. pub. ads. 24 b/w full-page plates. Subtitle: "...Illustrations designed and engraved by George Cruikshank. And other plates. Accompanied by the dialogue of the pupper-show, an account of its origin, and of puppet plays in England." Red cloth front cover ruled in gilt with gilt center illus. of "Mr. Punch." Cloth split about 1" at upper front hinge; entire seam is tender. Gilt on spine is bright, but red is sunned. Black eps separated at both hinges. There is an ink inscr. on half-title, which also indicates "Bohn's Illustrated Library." Occasional foxing within. A fascinating account of the serious subject of the puppet show and its place in theatrical history, replete with...
New York: The Century Company, 1919. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. 530 pp. B/w ills. May - Oct. 1928. Red cloth cover is elaborately embellished with black and gilt frame, morning glory design, and title block. Corners have very light wear, a little creasing at spine ends. Back cover a bit scuffed along edge. White eps. St. Nicholas was a popular children's monthly for many years, containing fiction, poetry, pictures, photo ills., continuing stories, reader submissions, a nature and science section, a stamp page, current events, and more. "The St. Nicholas League" in each issue is a competition among readers with awards for verse, prose, drawing, photography, and puzzle-making and -solving. Many famous authors and artists appeared in the magazine. In this volume, three installments of...
New York: The Century Company, 1913. Hard Cover. First Edition. 576 pp. B/w & color ills. May - Oct. 1913. Red cloth cover is elaborately embellished with black and gilt frame, morning glory design, and title block. Beveled edges. Corners have very light wear, a little creasing at spine ends. Spine lightly sunned. Eps are a taupe/white vignette of illustrations. Small p.o. sticker on front flyleaf. A damp stain to lower front edge of first 20 pp. St. Nicholas was a popular children's monthly for many years, containing fiction, poetry, "jingles," pictures, photo ills., continuing stories, riddles, word puzzles, reader submissions, a nature and science section, and more. "The St. Nicholas League" in each issue is a competition among readers with awards for verse, prose...
New York: Random House, 1939. Illustrated Boards. First Edition. First Printing. Unpag. Color & b/w ills. Cover shows Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket with their shadows looming behind them -- full color on a light brown background. Navy backstrip has yellow lettering on spine. Corners are bumped and rubbed. Some edgewear. Spine cloth rubbed at hinges, slightly sunned. Bright yellow eps have articles from the toy workshop in red surrounding Pinocchio. Rear eps lightly soiled. From the Collodi book, this is the movie version of the story of the mischievous wooden puppet. Illustrations. taken from the motion picture. Pages have an occasional light fingerprint. Very Good.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1861. Rust Textured Cloth. First. 252 pp. B/w ills. Textured cloth cover is stamped with two sets of rules separated by a patterned band. Gilt decor and title on spine. Slight creasing to spine ends. Corners bumped. Clean yellow eps with p.o. and a date on ffep. A novel for children by the prolific and popular Jacob Abbott, this is in WONDERFUL condition! Very, Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852. Hardcover. As. 203 pp. B/w ills. and frontis map. Red cover is scuffed and a bit worn. Corners bumped. Sunned spine has had gilt lettering. Upper edges appear to have been bitten -- no effect on interior. Red eps. Previous owner's name on flyleaf in pencil. Prelims foxed, text only very occasionally. A few pages show traces of damp stains on bottom margin. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: Frederick Leypoldt, 1863. Hardcover. Second Edition. 208 pp. 12mo. Brown cloth publisher's binding with pebbled finish, blind embossed border to front and rear boards, gold titling to spine. Bookplate, Dark Harbor (Maine) Library Association. Missing the frontispiece photograph. Very Good.
Pitz, Henry C. New York: Holiday House, 1944. Hardcover. First Edition. 192pp. 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards. Head and foot of spine and corners very slighlty worn. Spine slightly sun-faded. 1 1/2" bookseller's sticker affixed to lower right corner of front pastedown. Illustrations by Henry C. Pitz. Clean within. Very good.
Browne, Gordon. London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1901. Hardcover. First Edition. 279 pp. 12mo. Red publisher's binding with illustration of a young man leaping up from his chair on the cover; illustration elements repeated on spine. Light bumping to corners,slight lean to text block, front hinge starting at top, clean within. A rare volume with illustrations by Gordon Browne. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1870. Hardcover. Presumed First. 437 pp. B/w ills. Rules, center motif stamped on covers. Gilt lettering on spine. Corners bumped. Spine creased at foot. Cover a little worn. Chocolate brown eps. Ffep has ink inscription plus another signature. Minor foxing. Pp. 227-254 loose. Neat ink underlining on first and last pp. of text. Very Good.