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[RUSSELL, Mary Annette Beauchamp]. THE APRIL BABY'S BOOK OF TUNES, with the story of how they came to be written. By the author of `Elizabeth and Her Secret Garden.' Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: MacMillan & Co., 1900. First edition of Greenaway's final book, done when she was ill. Sixteen chromo lithographs, of which six are full page. Musical illustrations in text. [vi] 1-74 [75-76] pp. Oblong octavo, publisher's tan cloth binding, decorated and printed in black and red, all edges tinted. Bookplate (William Heighway) on front pastedown. A fine and fresh copy but for a small amount of light foxing on rear endpapers, in publisher's dust-jacket. The scarce dust-jacket is in good condition overall, but edgeworn and lightly dust-soiled, showing small loss at fold-in corners, and is chipped at heel and crown. Pasted between front endpapers is a fragment of a letter from the author, possibly addressed to Greenaway. It reads, "really very like one of my three children. I quite defer to your more experienced judgement, but if possible would prefer the blue colouring," and is signed, "I am yours very truly M. v. Arnim." Russell's first marriage was to the Count von Arnim-Schlagenthin. (Schuster & Engen 25, Thomson 161). $2250.00

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SMITH, Pamela Colman, illus.  WIDDICOMBE FAIR.  New York and London: Doubleday and McClure Co., 1899.  One of 500 copies.  Folio.  A set of pochoir colored images illustrating this famous traditional Devonshire ballad.  13 mounted plates hand-printed in color, (15 plates in all)  and an original watercolor on the title-leaf, signed with Smith's monogram; the label stating the artist's name, publisher and limitation is missing from the verso of the portfolio cover where it is usually located.  The plates, which are lightly tipped onto backing board are in fine condition; but the backing board has darkened with age and become fragile, with some chipping at the outer margins.  Original maroon cloth portfolio, with a large illustrated label on front cover and a smaller version of the final image "ghost horse" on the back; it is worn at edges and rubbed on sides. Pamela Colman Smith, an American illustrator, moved to England in 1899.  She worked in a style reminiscent of Craig and William Nicholson, but with a lighter touch. $975.00
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85479ALDIN, Cecil. PICKLES. London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton [n.d. ca. 1909]. 48 text pages (versos numbered to XXIV); title page and 24 litho plates. The 24 lithographs are printed on an olive green ground in black white and several colors; the title page is printed in green and black on a white ground. 4to., reddish brown cloth spine stamped in gilt, green cloth boards stamped in gilt and red. Moderate shelfwear, spine sunned, a few small dark spots to front board. Overopened at lightly foxed half-title. Front flyleaf has a few small closed tears; edges of most plates with tiny nick to fore-edge, light foxing to edges of text pages. Delightful Aldin illustrations, all clean and bright, without foxing or any blemishes. Pickles, a boundlessly energetic white puppy, gets into a lot of mischief. Quite scarce. $1,250.00 #85479 order or inquire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






79112LAMB, Charles and Mary. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London and New York: J. M. Dent and Co./E. P. Dutton & Co., 1909. 304 pp. Tall 8vo., green cloth with gilt decoration/lettering. Owner's ink signature on half-title. Very good, light shelfwear to heel and crown; gilt spine slightly faded. Light foxing to reverse of some color plates. Rackham's fantastic illustrations, newly issued in color. Twelve plates in color including frontispiece; b/w illustrations. $225.00 #79112 order or inquire

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

GRAY, Harold. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, VOLS. 1-9. New York: Cupples & Leon Company (1926-1933). Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the series. All with very good jackets, some with edge chipping and light soil. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD has a small chip to the bottom of the spine, else the books are in excellent condition, clean and bright.
1. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
2. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN THE CIRCUS (no dust jacket)
3. LITTLE ORPHAN AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE
4. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE BUCKING THE WORLD
5. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE NEVER SAY DIE!
6. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE SHIPWRECKED
7. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE A WILLING HELPER
8. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN COSMIC CITY
9. LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND UNCLE DAN
The nine books together: $3,950.00 #83931

 

 

 

 

84414LET'S PLAY WITH HISTORY! TOYS RETELL FRENCH HISTORY
MONTORGUEIL, G. JOUONS A L'HISTOIRE: LA FRANCE MISE EN SCENE AVEC LES JOUJOUX DE DEUX PETITS FRANCAIS. Illustrated by JOB. Paris: Boivin & Cie (1908). [76] pp. with almost every facing recto being a full color chromolithograph (printed by Ruckert & Goode). 4to., light blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, red, green, brown, purple, yellow, blue, and black. An extraordinary copy, fine, clean, bright & tight. Pages hinged with paper at joints, as issued. The retelling of history in the illustrations is depicted by toys re-enacting scenes of historical import. A charming book, just fabulous condition-wise. $975.00 #84414

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARROLL, Lewis. PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. First edition, second issue. Small octavo. viii,202 pp. Publisher's blue cloth binding, gilt-stamped title to spine and a decorative device within a double-rule frame on sides, brown coated endpapers, a.e.g. Publisher's announcement laid-down on ffep. ("By the same Author. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...") and a bookseller's ticket ("Bound by Burn & Co.") on the rear pastedown. The binding is darkened on spine, with some minor wear at heel and crown, and shows general light soiling. Ffep. is detached, and the rear hinge is just starting; otherwise, internally, it is a clean and fresh. Very good overall. (Taylor 351). $600.00 #78770 click image for more details, pictures

 

 

 

 

 




FINE AND BRIGHT IN THE EXTREMELY RARE ENVELOPE
SEUSS, Dr. SECRETS OF THE DEEP OR THE PERFECT YACHTSMAN BY OLD CAPTAIN TAYLOR. [n.p.] Essomarine/Penola, 1935. Second issue. 34 pp. Fine, bright copy in color pictorial stapled wrappers. Three-color illustrations. In the rare mailing envelope, unaddressed (blank) with three-color Seuss marine creature in front return address area. Text below reads "A booklet for you, Sir!" Comic advice for the Sunday skipper. $750.00 #82719

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






83842


SIGNED LIMITED EDITION
[RACKHAM, Arthur] PHILPOTTS, Eden. A DISH OF APPLES. Illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1921). Limited edition, no. 206 of 500 copies, signed by the author and illustrator. 77 pp. 4to., white cloth stamped in gilt. Spine darkened, corners gently bumped, light soil to cloth. Gilt top edge and cover illustration bright. Three tipped-in color plates, with black and white illustrations in the text. $650.00 #83842 click image for more details, pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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[DISNEY, Walt] THE "POP-UP" MINNIE MOUSE. Story and Illustrations by the Staff of Walt Disney Studios. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1933). Three bright double-page color pop-ups and many black and white text illustrations. [26] pp. Small quarto, color-illustrated paper boards. Some light soiling in margins. The binding is lightly soiled all over, slightly rubbed along the spine and at corners, and gently bumped at heel. Nonetheless, this is a very good copy of the hard-to-find Minnie pop-up. $575.00 #70658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84272

HANDFORTH, Thomas. MEI LI. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1938. First edition. Illustrated from drawings. Not paginated. 4to., red cloth printed in gilt in Chinese characters to upper board and in English to spine. A fine copy in a somewhat worn dust jacket with a few nicks, small tears and a 1.5 inch chip at the bottom of the spine that extends to the rear panel 3/4". A difficult title to find. Internally very fresh. The second winner of the Caldecott medal. $450.00 #84272 order or enquire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




84304

SMITH, Jessie Willcox. A CHILD'S BOOK OF OLD VERSES. Selected and Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. New York: Duffield & Company, 1910. First edition, first issue. 10 color plates. Quarto. ix,[3],124 pp. Blue cloth, color-printed pictorial label and gilt- stamped title to upper board, gilt-stamped title to spine, illustrated endpapers. Cloth is slightly discolored along bottom edge of lower board; and the pictorial label is rubbed. Three of the plates are missing the tissue guard with a corresponding verse printed upon it. Overall, it is a sound, clean, and very good plus copy. $250.00 #78739

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84304

LENTZ,Harold&C. Carey CLOUD, illustrators GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS ... THE ILLUSTRATED POP-UP EDITION. New York: Blue Ribbon Press [1934]. 13 pp. text + 3 color double-page pop-up scenes. 4to., color pictorial paper covered boards. Light shelfwear and minimal rubbing to boards. Front endpapers are a pop-up scene of Goldilocks alone at the table with the three bears' bowls of porridge. Frontispiece, title and text pages in black and white. Occasional light finger soil in text. Pop-ups are complete, with the last scene (rear endpapers) having a slight closed tear (no loss) to Papa Bear's shoulder. The bears are not cute and friendly; they are quite fierce-looking! Very good overall. $250.00