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SQUIB AND HIS FRIENDS - A Story for Children

By: Everett-Green, Evelyn

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40252

Condition: Very Good


288 pages; Former owner's name and date (Xmas, 1900) on first blank after floral patterned endpapers, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt, blue and brown on the spine and front board. Illustrated with frontispiece and 4 (of 5) full-page plates. OCLC: 38612186 "Squib" is a little boy who has earned this nickname by a way he has of exploding, so to speak, in a rapid gush of impul- sive talk after long periods of silence and inaction. The scene is laid chiefly in Switzerland, where the boy makes a very valuable acquaintance in the person of one Se... View more info

STORIES BY JULIANA HORATIA EWING

By: Ewing, Juliana Horatia ; Edna Cooke

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1935

Seller ID: 40398

Condition: Very Good+


426 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of dark blue cloth with beautiful paste-on by Edna Cooke on front cover. Large gold lettering on front cover; lettering sharp & clear. Lettering on spine faded. Book very bright, tight & clean with some faint foxing. Eight delightful color plates by Edna Cooke. Some of the stories included are Daddy Darwin's Dovecote, Old Father Christmas, The Story of a Short Life, "So-So", Dandelion Clocks, Mary's Meadow, The Story of a Short Life, A Very Ill-Tempered Family, Lob Lie-by-the-Fire, The Peace Egg, and more. ; Experience the pleasure of ... View more info

A CIRCUS GARLAND

By: Field, Rachel ; Prentiss Taylor (illusrator)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Winter Wheat Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 42207

Condition: Very Good+


8 pages; Very nice condition - clean and bright coloring. This "garland" comprises a single sheet of heavy stock folded twice to create 8 panels, uncut at top edge. every other panel has a lovely hand colored illustration by Prentiss Taylor. This is No. 102 of a limited edition of only 150 copies. "This garland is printed by Paul Johnson and is limited to one hundred and fifty copies; the decorations are colored by hand. Acknowledgement is made to The Three Owls of the New York Herald-Tribune for permission to reprint the poems." OCLC 17731208 View more info

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The Well-Spent Hour. No. I. [and more]

By: Follen, Eliza Lee Cabot ; (1787-1860)

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Boston, Wait, Greene & Co. 13, Court Street. Press of Isaac R. Butts & Co.,: 1828

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41621

Condition: Very Good-


108 pages; Contemporary (probably publisher's) boards backed with plain linen cloth. Brief contemporary ink inscription on the front free endpaper -- no other marks. The binding is worn and rubbed, with modest damage to the cloth at the top of the spine and some superficial splitting along the outer hinge. The author of this scarce and important American book intended for children was Eliza Lee Cabot, whose biographical notices present her as the daughter of a noted abolitionist and the wife of another. Both facts are true, but Eliza Lee Cabot deserves attention as a succesful writer and ... View more info

Parley's Household Library - A Perpetual Fund of Instruction

By: Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, H. Dayton: 1857

Seller ID: 40581

Condition: Very Good


384 pages; Contents clean and unmarked and secure in original binding of brown cloth decoratively stamped in blind on boards and in gilt at spine. Gilt faded at spine, cloth worn at spine ends and corners. A wonderful nineteenth century compendium of Peter Parley tales collected as a resource for the entertainment and instruction of the young. The first essay is about the New York Crystal Palace; others include architecture in India, Silk Spinning Machines, the Chinese Wall, The Carrier Pigeon, May Day in Georgia, Wanderings in South America, Hammocks and Panniers, Glass Making, etc. Samue... View more info

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Le Livre de Maman, par Mlle Julie Gouraud Ouvrage illustré de 68 vignettes par Emile Bayard

By: Gouraud, Julie ; Emile Bayard (illustrator)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie: 1872

Seller ID: 40557

Condition: Very Good


Bibliothèque rose illustrée; (8), 273, (2) pages; Clean and secure in 19th century binding of quarter red leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremities, darkened at spine. Deuxième édition. Illustrations throughout. Julie Gouraud (1810-1891), who sometimes used the pseudonym of Louise d'Aulnay, was a prolific author, primarily of juvenile literature, but also works for mature readers. Her writing career spanned more than 50 years. She was a founder of Journal des Jeunes Personnes and contributed articles to every monthly issue from its inception in 1832... View more info

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DREAM DAYS

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York and London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1899

Seller ID: 42260

Condition: Very Good-


275, 15 (ads) pages; Contents are clean and secure in original yellow buckram binding with lettering and decorative stamping in dark blue. Cloth is toned at spine and has general dust soiling, cloth worn at spine ends and lower corners. This collection of Kenneth Grahame's short stories and recollections of childhood include: The Twenty-first of October; Dies Irae; Mutabile Semper; The Magic Ring; Its Walls Were as of Jasper; A Saga of the Seas; The Reluctant Dragon; and A Departure. View more info

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

By: Grahame, Kenneth ; & Paul Bransom (illustrator)

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Seller ID: 40142

Condition: Very Good


351 pages; Contents clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with image on front cover of a lake seen through the dangling branches of a willow tree, image in green, white, yellow, blue and gold with a touch of red lettering. Cloth worn at spine ends and light rubbing to front board. Quite attractive example of this edition illustrated by Paul Bransom with ten full page colour plates. View more info

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UNDER THE WINDOW - Pictures and Rhymes for Children

By: Greenaway, Kate

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co: c1950

Seller ID: 40920

Condition: Very Good+


White cloth spine with olive green and tan pictorial boards. Former owner's bookplate on inside pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with some light wear at corners and bottom edge of boards. Quite a lovely copy of this beautifully illustrated book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

HAPPY DAYS

By: Handford, Thomas W. ; True Williams, H. N. Cady (illustrators)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co: 1890

Seller ID: 41180

Condition: Very Good-


190 pages; Original owner's brief inscription dated 1889 on ffep, otherwise clean in original binding of brown cloth spine and colour pictorial boards showing three young girls playing jump rope and some boys with balloons in the background. Endpapers splitting across inner hinges, but text block still tight in the binding. Many wonderful full page and partial page Victorian illustrations after engravings throughout. OCLC: 40828401 Edited by Thomas W. Handford ; illustrated by True Williams, H.N. Cady, Vaughan, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed... View more info

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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES : No 11 or, Uncle Philip's Conversations With the Children About New York Two volumes bound as one

By: Hawks, Francis Lister ; (1798-1866)

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39202

Condition: Very Good


xi, (1), 13-204; iv, 5-196 pages; Contents clean and secure in contemporary binding of brown diced roan with marbled boards; binding worn and rubbed at extremities, leather dried at spine, former owner's name stamped on endpaper (Calvary Settlement Library). xi, (1), 13-204; iv, 5-196 pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, engraved title page, five engraved plates. Chapter headings in this juvenile history of New York include "Uncle Philip tells the Children about Henry Hudson; How the Dutch bought land from the Indians; General Schuyler, who was very much beloved by the Indians... View more info

CARRY AND THE CANDLE and Rocking Philip

By: Hoffmann, Heinrich ; Edward P. Cogger, (illustrator)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, McLoughlin Bros: 1874

Seller ID: 42205

Condition: Near Fine


Aunt Grumbles Series; 8 pages; Clean and secure in original colour pictorial wrappers; original owner's name in pencil at top edge: "Ellsworth Ordway." Front wrapper displays an image of Carry lighting a candle, printed in orange, green and black. The six interior pages and the rear wrapper contain wood engravings in black and white along with the rhyming text. The brief story of Carry and the Candle is followed by Rocking Philip These two stories also appeared in McLoughlin's 1860 edition of Slovenly Peter's Story Book (derived from Hoffmann's Strewwelpeter). Booklet measures 15 x 9... View more info

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POEMS FOR LITTLE FOLKS

By: Howitt, Mary ; et al.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Boston, Crosby and Nichols: 1864

Seller ID: 42248

Condition: Very Good


128 pages; Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine (faded). Cloth eroded for narrow 1/2" long strip at foredge of spine; scattered light foxxing. Frontispiece illustration titled "Summer" of landscape with youths. Twenty-five full page wood engraved illustrations (primarily of animals), plus numerous text illustrations. OCLC 2755868 Quite a charming edition of this title originally published in 1854 by Brown, Bazin & Company under the title "Stories in Rhyme." Wonderful wood-engraved illustrations b... View more info

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DAVID and the GIANT

By: Hubartt, Paul

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, C.R. Gibson & Co: 1950

Seller ID: 38567

Condition: Very Good


Stand-Up Stories; 12 pages; This seven panel "stand-up book" retells the story of the Israeli shepherd boy who saved his country from Philistine invaders by killing the giant Goliath with a stone from his sling accompanied by colourful illustrations. OCLC: 51247786 Small bookseller's stamp at lower edge for Christian Book Store, Thomaston, Georgia. Regarding the publisher of this book, the founders of what became C. R. Gibson and Company immigrated from York, England to the U.S. in 1850. Printing was the Gibson family business, so they brought along a French handpress to start their b... View more info

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In Wake-Up Land [bound with] Fairy Fancies in Song and Story [with] Treasure Trove for the Home Circle

By: Irvine, F. Eugene ; (editor)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: (New York), Holiday Publishing: 1894

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39279

Condition: Very Good


A Book for Our Little People; 144 pages; Clean and secure in brown cloth binding, cloth worn at spine ends and corners, endpapers splitting across front hinge, but binding held tight by stitching. Text blocks surprising fresh. Includes a wonderful selection of Victorian stories, poems, essays, etc., all profusely illustrated in black & white. This book contains three separate publications; the first two are bound with their original stiff pictorial wrappers; the third work does not have the wrappers bound in. The rear wrapper of the second work has offsetting from the missing front wrapper o... View more info

BIG BROTHER

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows ; Frank T. Merrill (illustrator)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Company: 1907

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 41067

Condition: Very Good+


91 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative cloth binding of navy blue cloth with lovely image of a large violet on front cover in purple, gold, green and gilt. Colour frontispiece, seven colour plates by Frank T. Merrill, American illustrator, best remembered today for illustrating Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women in 1880. Annie Fellows Johnston (1863–1931) was an American author of children's fiction who wrote the popular The Little Colonel series. Big Brother was her first book published. OCLC: 2469188; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item... View more info

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THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

By: King, Marian ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Harvey House: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40018

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 37 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with black lettering in charming pictorial dustjacket with some minor edgewear. OCLC: 442766; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

ABC GAME BOOK

By: King, Marian ; [SIGNED]

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Flanagan: 1930

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40410

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Signed by Author to David Pearlman dated 1930. An "ABCs" book, with each letter standing for a game or playful pasttime, accompanied by a rhyming verse about it. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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WESTWARD HO! or, The voyages and adventures of Sir Amy as Leigh, Knight of Burrough, in the County of Devon: In the reign of her most glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth

By: Kingsley, Charles ; & N. C. Wyeth (illustrator)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Scribner's Sons: 1933

Seller ID: 38909

Condition: Very Good


413 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original black cloth binding with colour illustration mounted to front board. Gilt rubbed from lettering at spine, some rubbing to mounted illustration, otherwise quite a nice example of the 1933 printing of this classic with wonderful Wyeth illustrations - 9 full page colour plates, plus illustrated title page. View more info

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TRUE BLUE; OR, THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF A BRITISH SEAMAN OF THE OLD SCHOOL

By: Kingston, William H. G.

Price: $10.94

Publisher: New York, Griffith, Farran Okeden & Welsh: 1894

Seller ID: 38429

Condition: Very Good


Boy's Own Favourite Series; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original publisher's pictorial coth binding. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info