A small blue wallpaper covered book , Old Dame Margery's Hush-A-Bye and Hymns for infant minds 1815. The wallpaper is hand block printed and I wouldn't be surprised that it was used to cover the little book soon after it was acquired. On page 30, the last numbered page, there is a hand written note on the page, The property of Lucinda(?) Richardson, Stoneham January 14,1817. The wallpaper covering is a wonderful blue and the design is in great proportions to the size of the book...
This lot includes KIDNAPPED(1926),THE BLACK ARROW (1916) and TREASURE ISLAND (1911) all by Robert Louis Stevenson, HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES (1932) by Mary M. Dodge, and DRUMS (1928) by James Boyd. All are published by Scribner's with the exception of Hans Brinker ( Garden City Publishing.) Three books have names inscribed (Treasures Island, Drums and Black Arrow); Kidnapped has a black smudge on the front cover and TREASURE ISLAND shows
some wear on the pastedown.
Adorable hardcover book of 'Finger Plays' by Emilie Poulsson, for nursery and kindergarten. 76 pages featuring 18 finger plays and nursery rhymes along with charming illustrations. In overall good condition, it is becoming a little bit loose from the binding but it still feels like a sturdy book. Has pencil writing on a handful of pages, and on the front page it says "Stella B. Stockwell 1908". Published in 1893 in Boston by D. Lothrop Company.
"Picture Mixups: Jigsaw Puzzle Book" by E&D Cunningham, 1949 by Kunen Publishers Inc Litho in USA. The pages contain verses and pictures that are "wrong" in some way, like a girl wit a bathing suit on a snow hill or a chicken in a fish bowl. Key elements of the pictures are actually jigsaw pieces that can be punched out (and havent been!). You (ok, not you, but your kid) are supposed to punch out the pieces and put the right pictures on the right pages...
Cute.! Want some good old fashion ideas for entertaining children? This book might help. Published in New York by the Century Co in 1903, first edition blue cloth hardcover with 174 pages, ,illustrated with b/w photos of children & sketches. Host a picnic in the mountains, Indian party, St. Valentine's party ,Alice in Wonderland party,etc, many games ,menus, monthly theme parties, indoor & outdoor games. Broken at spine, overall wear but still a charming item
"Once upon a time there was a little girl who could lace her own shoes, and take castor oil with a smile, and make lovely brown toast, and almost tie her Daddy's tie! BUT she didn't know her alphabet, that is, her A-B-C's" ...published by The Harter Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1932. Very worn condition but still charming, has "old book" smell. A cute companion to "Kitchen Fun", also available in my shop. 9.5x6 inches.
Antique children's book, "My Book of Noble Deeds: Pictures and Stories for Little Folk" published by Blackie and Son Limited, London, Glasgow and Dublin" no date but research says 1907. Un-paginated. 4 colour plates (1 double-page) and other plates and illustrations. Contains historical English stories such as the Battle of Waterloo, the Charge of the Light Brigade, The Coronation of King Edward VII, etc. Overall dirt and wear, "old book" smell. Still, a seldom seen title.
This is an original lithographed no.300 edition of "The Betty Fairy Book", written by Helen E. Flint and illustrated by Margaret Evans Rice. This cute book measures 8"x14", and was published in 1915 by Stecher Litho. Co. in Rochester New York. In overall good condition, bright colors, with only a small rip on the front cover near the top...
On offer is a paperback book. This is Collecting Modern Dolls: Souvenir Journal of the 3rd Annual Modern Doll Convention Paperback – 1 Dec 1981. This book is 63 pages. It has some great photos and articles. A few of the dolls featured are Ginny, My Three Sons by Remco, Gregor , Cissette, Shirley Temple, Barbie, NASB and more. There is a great page of a Cissette paper doll and fancy clothes, very cute! This would have been offered at the convention. This copy is in gently read, used condition...
Here is a lovely old book about dolls. This is a First Edition from 1946. The title is, More about Dolls. There are many wonderful photos and a wealth of information. There is wear to the dust jacket as shown. There is a plastic cover. The inside has a black and white postcard. This is a must have book for the antique doll collector and perfect for any reference library. Author Janet Pagter Johl Publisher H.L...
This edition of Tribal Eye, by David Attenborough is a first edition 1976, and is a rare copy printed in England by Jolly & Barber Ltd., Rugby For the British Broadcasting Company, and is also signed on the title page by David Attenborough. Condition is good, with original dust jacket, with wear to two corners and upper spine of jacket...
"The Fairest of the Fair" by Hildegarde Hawthorne. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus 1894. 293 pages. Original publishers cloth with gilt & silver tooling. Corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Bottom of spine beginning to fray. Lacks last free flyleaf. Inside front cover beginning.
"Deliverance" by James Dickey. Signed on title page. First printing stated. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1970 Boston. Dust wrapper has some rubbing at edges and points. Interior very clean. Some brown spots under dust wrapper have left light marks on cloth binding. Still a very nice copy.
Rare Books "In Two Volumes." This Edition is difficult to find, while subsequent editions of the 2-volume set are more available.
FULL TITLE: "The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. with a Preliminary View of The French Revolution."
AUTHOR: "By the Author of "Waverley," & c."
[said author in actuality being Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)]
PUBLISHER: "Exeter: J. & B. Williams...
RETHINKING OUR PRE-HISTORY. An uncirculated, author signed copy of this study of comparative anthropology directed toward somatic morphology. The physical features of indigenous peoples of both North and South America are reflected upon as well as hominids of pre-history.
A song book by H. S. Perkins titled "Song Echo". The cover and spine are really scuffed but I really like the graphics on the cover. It has 264 pages and has a complete list of the songs in the back. It is 6" by 7 1/2". A very interesting song book of that era.
Copyright 1892. The title page is missing along with the front free papers. The leather cover is worn and a bit tattered however, this book is sold for its maps. There is a map of the US which has a small tear on the bottom of page 9. The individual states are show later in the book- all are dated 1892 Copyright-King. The pages are gilt edge and all maps are intact. Sold as is.
19th 20th Century Colonial India Photograph Album including The Carolina Tea Estate, Conoor.
A most interesting photographic record of life in India including many figures, local festivities, elephants common and mythary subjects during the days of the Raj.
I believe that these were taken around the end of the 19th Century, beginning of the 20th Century.
There are eighty four photographs, each measuring 5.5cm by 8.5cm
All the photographs are presented within a hardback cloth covered Kodak ...