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1881 Bound Harper's Young People Weekly - $83.00

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1881 Bound Harper's Young People Weekly - Illustrated Palmer Cox etc.

Description: December 1880 to December 1881
Harper's Young People was an American children's magazine published between 1879 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers. It was a weekly illustrated magazine containing fiction & non-fiction. It was targeted for boys and girls ages 6 to 16.
Includes many serialized stories such as Toby Tyler: Ten Weeks with a Circus by James Otis (released as a live action Disney movie in 1960).

The list of illustrators is quite impressive:
Reportedly includes unsigned Kate Greenaway on pages 501 & 653 & Nov. 15, 1881
Howard Pyle - May 10, 1881(pg 433), July 5 (Jeremy Black's 4th of July pg 565), Dec. 20, 1881 (pg 121-125)
William Allen Rogers (1854-1931)
Alice Barber Stephens
Frederick Stuart Church pg 264, 472, 493, 731-733, 745, 760, 825; (Dec 20 pag 128)
Palmer Cox May 17, 1881 (pg 461), Sept 18, 1881 (729), Oct 4, 1881 (pg 784), Nov. 6, 1881 (owl & bat 92, 93)
James Henry Moser Oct 4, 1881 (page 777) (same year he illustrated first edition of Uncle Remus along with Frederic S Church
Thomas Nast Dec. 21, 1880 (2 page spread 120,121) & Dec. 27, 1881 (pg. 137)

Also includes the following illustrators' names (as near as I can decipher them: Yeager; R Calsecott; Pannemkertils??; F Finzer; C Mcuske '78; Jessie Mcdermott; De Mary (A Mother's Devotion); Frenzeny; C Graham (241 Perilous Coasting); Schweitzer Stanley Attacked By Natives (248); W M Cary; Humphrey? (Feeding The Love-Birds - There's Fancy Initials To The Left 265); Bellew The Game Of Kangaroo; F Bellew Jun; Ch Baude; W H Gibson (280); W R Yeager; R Miiller (Reversed -Abdullah And His Friends); Chip; Thure De Thulstrup (1848 – 1930) Swedish-Born American Illustrator - Contributed Many Illustrations To This Volume; W F Beard; HPW; S G Mccutcheon; A Tableau; J W Taber; G H Story; J G Davidson; Rosa Bonnau (1879 ); J E Kelly; Daniel C Beard; Jessie Curtis Shepherd (J Over S); E A Abbey; A Hochstein; Sol Eytinge Jun. (Jr?); Henry Bacon; Giacomelli; Miller And Hayden; A B Frost; M J Burns; W St John Harper; Koz (pg 608 - 2 wonderful illustrations of frog blowing out dandelion while his mother's calling him - looks to be signed Koz); Henry Still

Condition: Fair Condition spine missing. Front cover disconnected. First page torn. some foxing pages browned with age. Several have tears. 3 or 4 partial pages were cut out. I have taken many pictures to show contents AND condition.
Size: 8 1/2" X 11"
895 pages total - 751 pgs (Vol II #58 - Vol II #104 pgs 81 to 832) +144 pages (Vol III #105 to #113)



Cecily G. And the 9 Monkeys by Rey, H. A. - $41.00

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Description: Distributed by Houghton Mifflin (copyright 1942) - I do not know if this is first US edition or not. There is no date on title page. and Houghton Mifflin is listed as "distributed by" and not as publisher. This story is an early appearance of Curious George, although not his first appearance as incorrectly described in some listings. Decorated red hardcover - no dust jacket
Condition: Good Condition - the penciling seems to be confined to pages 2 & 3
Size: 8 1/2" X 11 1/2"
32 pages



Little Goody Two-Shoes adapted by Alta L. Taylor $33.00

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Description: Ascribed to Oliver Goldsmith, adapted by Alta L. Taylor
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat
Published by Saalfield 1929
No Dust Jacket
Black, yellow and pictorial paper covered boards.
Beautifully distinctive illustrations inside with bright primary colors
Condition: writing inside front endpapers (no other writing inside) - some pages are stained. - see pictures
Size: 7" X 9 1/4"
unpaginated



The Three Brothers and Other Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm $39.95 incl. S&H

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"German Popular Tales" - "Grimm's Fairy Library"
Publisher: James Miller, New York"
181 pages 5" X 7" Copiously Illustrated
Condition: Fair - mostly clean except for children's artwork on the back pages. Binding is broken and there are loose pages. All the numerated pages are here.
19th century publication. James Miller was active as publisher for juvenile series and other books between 1850s & 1870s. See more on him here. While these stories are attributed to the brothers, there's obviously other authors such as Hans Christian Anderson within this collection. It looks like he used illustrations from other sources, probably without worrying about copyright issues.



Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales 1911 - $22.00 incl. S&H

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales With illustrations in color by Maria L Kirk, and in black and white by E. A Lehman
J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1911.

Contents: The Little Mermaid, The Darning Needle, The Storks, The Elfin Mount, The Nightingale, A Good Leap, A Tale in the Teapot, The Shadow, Little Totty, The Naughty Boy, The Bell, Little Klaus and Big Klaus, Little Ida's Flowers, The Shirt Collar, Country Neighbors, The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep, The Prince in Disguise

Fair condition: Reading copy. Several young artists hand colored the black and white pictures using crayon and some of them were signed by the colorist. See some of the 24 pictures I've taken for condition
219 pages
6" X 8 1/4"



Colette in France by Etta Blaisdell McDonald $29.00 incl. S&H

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Condition: The book is in good clean condition. The color on the spine is faded. The back cover has some white stains. Shows normal wear for it's age.
Little People Everywhere series
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1913 - Presumed First Edition
120 pages, 5" X 7 1/2"
frontis is a colored picture of the Eiffel Tower. tissue guard still intact. red cloth with a pictorial paste-on.



Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 1st edition - $23.00 incl. S&H

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This is a presumed first edition (though there's no indication of pressing).
No dust jacket. The inside is in very good condition, the outside has pencil marks, foxing and/or stains (see pictures)
6" X 9 1/2"
A Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1964.
Illustrated By Joseph Schindelman (illustrator).
162 pp of text followed by a colophon page containing "About the author" blurb and five lines of printing information.
This edition along with other early editions refer to "pygmies" - an unfortunate and insensitive choice for his Oompa-Loompa tribe which Dahl agreed to change in subsequent editions.



The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley - $24.00

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Doubleday Page Garden City, NY, 1912. Hardcover.
Color plates and black & white illustrations by George Soper. Brown cloth cover with leather spine
Ex Library - Poor Condition - A well read copy, it's amazing that this book has survived at all. The pages are rough but it has many wonderful illustrations which you can see from the pictures I took.
Size:6 1/2" X 8 1/4"
259 pages

A British children's book considered a satire and popular though fell out of favor possibly due to the negative racial stereotypes. See Wikipedia for more about the book.



Stuart Little by E. B. White First Edition Hardcover - $14.00

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Description: First Edition I-U (Sept. 1945)
You can see by these marvelous illustrations of Garth Williams why the story has been a perennial favorite.
Condition: Fair Condition. Clean BUT - Pages 11/12 & 81/82 are torn more than half way up the page. There are several other pages that have minor tears along the bottom.
Harper & Bros., NY, 1945
Hard Cover
Illustrated by Garth Williams
131pages
b/w illustrations text clean
No dj.
Size: 5 1/2" X 8 1/4"



All Shakespeare's Tales by Charles and Mary Lamb Illust. by M. Kirk $19.00 Incl. S&H

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All Shakespeare's Tales
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
and Tales from Shakespeare by Clayton Edwards
Illustrated by M. L. Kirk
The Hampton Publishing Company, New York

There are 7 marvelous illustrations (including the cover) The illustrator Maria Louise Kirk (M. L. Kirk) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is obviously a wonderful artist. She illustrated more than 50 books including "The Secret Garden", "Hiawatha", "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "The Water Babies", etc. and books by L.M. Montgomery

Good clean condition. The endpapers have browned a uniform color. The illustrations are in very good condition except for the cover.
Size: 7" X 9 1/2"
453 pages



A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1898 - $15.00

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Description:
A Wonder-Book For Girls And Boys- With an Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop with a Mythological Index
Houghton Mifflin 1898
Illustrated - 5 illustrations
Riverside Literature Series
Condition: Clean - Fair to good condition - staining on cover - top edge of pages 147 to 154 are slightly creased. see pictures
Size: 4 5/8" X 7 1/8"
203 pages



The Magic Hat by Kim Chapman / Illust. by Kitty Clark - $45.00

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The Magic Hat
Story by Kim Westsmith Chapman
Illustrations by Kitty Riley Clark
Lollipop Power, Inc, Chapel Hill, 1973. Softcover.
Presumed First Edition in wrappers.

Story is about young Polly who finds a magic hat at the dump (my favorite place) - which transports her to a place where boys and girls are forced to play separately with 'gender' specific toys (i.e. dolls for girls - baseball for boys).

Published by Lollipop Power Press, Chapel Hill, NC - " a women's liberation collective that works for the liberation of young children from sex stereotyped behavior and role models.
Hard to find book from small alternative press
Condition: Paper covers are taped at binding and frayed along edge. Inside is relatively clean. some creasing on corners - original owner's name and address inside in 2 places. - See Pictures
Size: 8 1/4" X 11"
45 pages



1960 The Colorful Land of Pooh and Christopher Robin - Coloring Book - $23.00

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With illustrations by E. H. Shepard, Adapted by Determined Productions, Inc., from the books by a. a. milne. Published by E. P. Dutton & co., inc. licensed and (c) 1960 by Stephen Sleshinger, inc., New York
16 illustrated black and white pages, which includes Title page and map on back page.
One page is colored and another page has a penciled grid drawn across it. The rest of the pages are clean. The covers are creased and scuffed - the back cover has a bit of the green scraped off and crease on bottom corner - BUT see the 11 pictures for a full view.
Size: 10" X 12 1/2"



Richard Scarry's Busy, Busy World - $34.00

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Busy, Busy World: 33 Exciting Adventures for Girls and Boys (A Giant Golden Book) by Richard Scarry

Description: Golden Press, New York, 1965. Large Hardcover.
Copyright 1965: Edition as printed on inside back cover OPQRSTUVWXYZ (don't know what that works out to)
Condition: Cover is fair - there's old scotch tape and lifting on the binding. Inside is clean. Front end paper is torn along the hinge. Tear on page 69/70 (see photo)
Size: 10 1/2" X 12"
92 pages



The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff - $30.00 incl. S&H

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Copyright 1933, Hardcover
Translated from the French by Merle Haas
Wonder Books, New York
6 1/4" X 7 3/4"
This is a fair reading copy. See the pictures. While it looks to be year of 1st translated edition, this is an alternate cover to the more common one. I don't know what that implies - just pointing it out. No Dust Jacket. 



Two early Cosgrove/James Serendipity Books - The Gnome From Nome (original printing 1974) & Creole (after 1975) $27.00

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Serendipity books are a series written by Stephen Cosgrove and beautifully illustrated by Robin James.

The Gnome From Nome (1974) - Love and friendship can warm the coldest day
Good condition. The original owner's name is beautifully printed inside (see the pictures below). Covers are a little wrinkled but the book is otherwise clean. Gotta love the picture of the author and illustrator in the back.
5 1/2" X 8 1/2"

Creole (1975) - True beauty comes from within
Price/Stern/Sloan began publishing these books in 1978 so this is a later copy
Very Good Condition see pictures below.
5 1/2" X 8 1/2"



The Reindeer Christmas by Moe Price - Illustrated by Atsuko Morozumi - $13.00 incl. S&H

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Moe Price has written a priceless story about how Santa with the help of his chief elf Elwin expanded his abilities to deliver gifts to a growing world. Who would be recruited to help Santa. The illustrations are quite wonderful.
This is a first edition (U.S.) 1993 hardcover with the dust jacket. There are a few creases and tears in the dust jacket and there is unfortunately some water damage in the upper corners. Still, it's a charmer with 32 pages of full color large illustrations and humorous situations.
Large size 10" x 12 3/4"

Imagine what it was like before
Santa had chosen Reindeer to pull his sleigh.
Here's what happened when he tested an elephant first
But we won't give it away.



The Lord's Prayer Illustrated by Ingri & Edgar D'Aulaire - $25.00

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Description:
Doubleday, Doran & Co. NY 1934
Stated First Edition
Beautifully illustrated book Illustrated by Ingri & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Each full colored 2 page spread corresponds to a line from the Lord's Prayer.
Condition: Fair to good - there are no markings but the book has had plenty of handling and it shows. Slightly musty.
Size: 8 3/4" X 12 1/2"
approx. 34 pages



D'Aulaires' Trolls  $14.00 incl. S&H

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Dust Jacket - Very Good Condition - Like new except the inside front of dust jacket cut off on top & bottom corners presumably to remove price.
Doubleday & Co. 1972 - Second Edition
9 1/8" x 12 1/2"



The Life and Adventures of Robin Hood by John R Marsh - $23.00 incl. S&H

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The Life and Adventures of Robin Hood by John R Marsh
David McKay Co Pub - Illustrated
5 1/2" X 7 3/4"
508 pages
Fair Condition - reading copy Front preface pages are loose - Marked as a gift for XMas 1915. The pages are clean, the color illustrations are bright and there are some great chapter ornaments. See the pictures for condition.



On Land And Sea by William Thomes - $25.00

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On Land and Sea or California in the Years 1843, '44, and '45
A Novel by William H. Thomes
DeWolfe, Fiske & Co, Boston, 1884 (presumed first edition)
copyright 1883 by the author
Illustrated by F. Childe Hassam
Good to fair Condition: pages are clean and uniformly yellowed. Binding is loose.
Size:5 3/4" X 8"
351 pages



Rip Van Winkle - A Legend of the Hudson by Washington Irving $18.00 incl. S&H

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5" X 6 1/2"
230 pages +16 pages publishers book ads
46 Illustrations
Henry Altemus Company,, Philadelphia, PA:, 1900
Contains 2 stories. Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Condition: Clean - minor foxing. The frontis and title pages are loose.



1939 Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio by Collodi $38.00 incl. S&H

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" Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio based on the story by Collodi, with color illustrations from the motion picture"

Published by Grosset & Dunlap, Copyright 1939. (The movie was released February 1940)
Good Clean Condition. See pictures for details 9" X 7"
48 pages



Hanna Barbera's Space Ghost Coloring Book $19.99 incl. S&H

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Published by Whitman 1967
Fair to good condition: Front cover has a crease. Back cover has tears.
Approx. 41 of the pages plus the back cover have been colored even a small amount. Approx. 96 pages in all.



Sun Journey by Ann Nolan Clark $22.00 incl. S&H

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Sun Journey: A Story of Zuni Pueblo by Ann Nolan Clark
Illustrated by Percy Tsiete Sandy (Taos, NM) - his signature on the prints is Kai-sah US Dept of Interior publication, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1945. Softcover.
Printed primarily for use on Federal Indian schools
Wonderfully illustrated - Follows the life of 10 year old boy, Ze-do, and his Grandfather Hotima, Sun Priest of Zuni Pueblo
Good clean condition - color on cover is faded and bottom of cover has some tears and fraying.



 

"The Twins Pro And Con" Winifred Arnold - $18.00 incl. S&H

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© 1916 by Fleming H Revell Co. by Winifred Arnold  Illustrated  by CM Relyea (no edition sited)
No DJ  5 1/" x 8"  269 pages  Binding intact there is some yellowish spotting.

I suppose with the popularity of the Bobsey Twins series, other twin stories would emerge. This is a story of the Temple Twins, Constantia (nicknamed Con) and Geraldine (nicknamed Pro) and of their summer adventures off from boarding school to their great aunt's house.


Little Pictures of Japan By Miller &H Sturges - $39.00 incl. S&H;

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Little Pictures of Japan - My Travelship
Edited by Olive Beaupre Miller - Pictures by Katharine Sturges
Publishers - The Book House for Children, Chicago 1925.
192 pages
8 1/4" X 11"

The colors and illustrations are rich and the haiku poetry is delightful. While this was meant as a children's book, any fan of haiku (in their English translation) and Japanese inspired art will truly appreciate this book.

Fair Condition - A good reading and enjoying copy. Pages are clean, though the book is loosening up and there have been some pages that were taped. See the many pictures I've posted to get a good idea of the condition.
An anthology of Works and stories by and about Akahito, Akamine, Banko, Basho, Buson, Chigetsu, Fujiwara no Okikaze, Gomei, Hashibito, Hironaha, Hitomaro, Issa, Izembu, Josui, Kikasu, Kino Tomonori, Kodo, Kyorai, Lady Ise, Masuhito, Minamoto no Kintada, Misune, Moritake, Nakatsukasa, Emperor Nintoku, Onitsura, Otsuyu, Ranko, Ransetsu, Reikan, Riukio, Ryota, Sampu, Seibe, Shibo, Shiko, Soa, Sokan, Emperor Tenchi, Tukayabu, Emporor Uda, Yaha, Yekei Hoshi, Yuya . . .



Ching Li and the Dragon by Alice Howard - Illust. by Lynd Ward $26.00 incl. S&H

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Illustrated by Lynd Ward, who illustrated about 200 books and is considered one of the founders of the American graphic novel.
8 1/2" X 10 1/4"
55 pages
Fair condition - the cover is rough and the pages look they were handled while someone was also doing charcoal drawings. Still, these are some of the finest illustrations that I can recall in a children's book. And who doesn't like stories and pictures of dragons?



Drifting Round The World; A Boy's Adventures by Sea and Land by Capt. C.W. Hall - $44.00

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Description: Hardbound board cover with pasted on colored illustrations. Nearly 200 illustrations inside
Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1882
Condition: Fair reading copy. The front cover edge is chewed up. The book is musty and has foxing throughout. It is missing pages vii to x in the preface. All else is there, but see pictures for a better idea.
Size:7" X 9 1/4"
372 pages

From the Preface: "The book has nearly 200 illustrations, which place scenes and incidents vividly before the youthful reader. The author has not aimed to produce sensational effects, but rather to furnish true pictures of actual things, and so supply knowledge as well as to minister to the pleasures of the imagination."

Hall tells the story of teenager Rob Randall as he sails around the world. Besides, describing the people he meets and shipboard events, Rob and his shipmates pass some of their time telling stories which brings in geography, literature and historical events. That is why among the illustrations are The Wreck of the Hesperus, Evangeline, and illustrations from 17th & 18th century



The Adventures of Galley Jack by Violet Maxwell & Helen Hill 1st Edition 1929 - $65.00

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Full title: The Adventures of Galley Jack Ship's Cat to the "Susan P. Meservey"
by Violet Maxwell and Helen Hill - Illustrated by the authors
Publisher: Harper & Brothers / The Children's Book Club NY
Stated as "First Edition E-D" which for Harper & Brothers means January 1929. See this link for an explanation of the code E-D
Description:Rare 1st edition copy of this charming story of Galley Jack who sailed on the "Susan P. Meservey" and had many adventures including visits with brownies. I've included pictures of the illustrations. How could any cat lover book collector resist?
Good Condition - no markings. no dust jacket (I believe it would have had one). There is foxing and mild staining on some pages. See pictures for better idea of condition
Size:5" X 7"
112 pages



The Rice Cake Rabbit by Betty Lifton -Illust. by Eiichi Mitsui 1st Edition 1966 $24.00

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Description: Published by W W Norton & Company New York
1st Edition and 1st printing 1966
Charming story written by Betty Jean Lifton that imagines the Japanese origin story of the Rice Cake Rabbit that lives on the moon. Wonderful ink calligraphy drawings by Eiichi Mitsui.
Condition: Fair readable condition - ex-library copy. I am providing pictures of all the pages. There are crayon markings and 2 lower pages cut off. It has been reinforced with library binding tape.
Size: 7 1/2" X 10 1/4"
approx. 64 pages



The Adventures of Bob White by Thornton Burgess - $15.00 incl. S&H

with illustrations by Harrison Cady

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1919 Little, Brown, & Co. Boston
117 pages 4 3/4" x 7"
fair condition - clean but the binding is loose, and the spine is missing.


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