THE FLYING CARPET. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1925). 4to. Original cloth. A Collection of short stories and poems by various authors such as: A.A.Milne; Hugh Lofting (an original DR.DOLITTLE story); Walter De La Mare; James Barrie, etc. There are 4 mounted color plates by HAROLD EARNSHAW; H.M.BROCK; SUSAN PEARSE; and MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL. There are numerous black and white illustrations by various artists including: E.H.SHEPARD; T.HEATH ROBINSON; A.H.WATSON; et al. FIRST EDITION...
QUALITY STREET. A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS BY J.M.BARRIE. Illustrations By Hugh Thomson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1913). 4to. Original pictorial gilt cloth. Contains 22 beautiful color plates each mounted on heavy stock and each with a protective captioned and illustrated guard. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Pictorial endpapers. The spine is darkened and there is some water damage to the lower edge of each cover (please see photo enlargements)...
PETER RABBIT AND HIS PA. By Louise A. Field. With Illustrations by Virginia Albert. Akron: Saalfield, (1916). 8vo. Original pictorial boards. Title page and eight illustrations in full color plus black and white drawings throughout the text. Decorative initials in red. This is an extremely fine copy rarely found in this condition. There are a couple of minor stains on the front cover but the contents are in perfect condition and appear to never have been read...
FERDINANDUS TAURUS. A MUNRO LEAF CONSCRIPTUS. A ROBERTO LAWSON DEPICTUS. Latine ab Elizabetha Hadas Redditus. (Philadelphia): David McKay Co, Inc., 1962. Square 8vo. Pictorial cloth in original pictorial dust jacket. The FIRST LATIN EDITION of Munro Leaf's classic story of Ferdinand the Bull - the bull who would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight in the Bull Ring. With black and white illustrations by Robert Lawson. A very good copy.
THE PURPLE COW AND OTHER POEMS: Written and Illustrated by Gelett Burgess. A facsimile Reproduction from the Original Manuscript in THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, San Marino, California. 1968. 4to. Purple wrappers with a die-cut hole to show part of the illustration on the title page. Foreword by James Thorpe. A fine facsimile, in color, of Burgess' original manuscript of 1894...
THE STORY OF SLEEPING BEAUTY. Told by MURIEL LEVY OF Radio Fame. Illustrated by EVELYN BOWMAR. A Ladybird Book. Loughborough: Wills & Hepworth Ltd, no date (circa 1950s). 12mo. Pictorial boards. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated with TWENTY-FOUR full page color plates by Evelyn Bowmar. In very good condition.
MANY HAPPY RETURNS. BY ROSALIE K.FRY. Cardiff: William Lewis Ltd, no date (circa 1946). 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Designed as a Birthday Book with decorated pages for listing birthdates from January to December - each opposite a page featuring a circular SILHOUETTE illustration. Ink presentation inscription on front paste-down and price on title page otherwise in fine condition with no other entries.
Measurements: 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" with original grass cloth cover. Cover has a slight bit of bump damage to the corners and the spine has some cloth separations. All pages are in excellent condition except for a small stain which touches pages 11/12. Original signature of the illustrator is on the flyleaf page in the front with "To Nandi Visztreich"
Published in 1934 by Ray Long and
Richard R. Smith - New York
Illustrations are very reminiscent of the style of Rockwell Kent.
HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES. Translated By L.W.Kingsland. Illustrated by Ernest H.Shepard. 8vo. London: Oxford University Press, 1961. Green cloth with pictorial dust jacket. Eight color plates and black and white illustrations by Shepard. Dr. Richard Klein's bookplate on front pastedown. An extremely fine copy with an immaculate dust jacket. FIRST SHEPARD EDITION.
THE BROWNIES AND OTHER STORIES by MRS.J.H.EWING. Illustrated With 8 Colour Plates, and Line Drawings in the Text by E. H.Shepard. London & New York: Dent & Dutton, 1954. 8vo. Patterned cloth with pictorial dust jacket. Patterned endpapers. The dust jacket has some wear with re-inforced areas on the inside. Corner clipped from front dust jacket flap. Book itself is in very fine condition. FIRST SHEPARD EDITION.
TWO DISNEYLAND RECORDS & BOOKS. EACH IS MINT IN PACKAGE. 1968. 1.) Walt Disney's Story of Winnie The Pooh and the Honey Tree. Contains a 24 page book and one 33 1/3 long playing record; 2.) Walt Disney's The Story of Winnie The Pooh and Tigger with Songs. Contains a 24 page book and one 33 1/3 long playing record. Both books have full color illustrations and each record includes a narration of the story plus songs about the story.
THE COMEDY OF AS YOU LIKE IT. BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. East Aurora, N.Y: Roycroft, 1903. 4to. Suede backed boards stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt. Silk marker. Borders and headbands by Samuel Warner. Printed by the Roycrofters on heavy Roycroft watermarked paper. Presswork by Otto Franz. Name inked on front pastedown (see enlargement 7). Contents in excellent condition. Base of suede spine is scuffed. FIRST ROYCROFT EDITION.
THE ANIMAL BUBBLE BOOK. STORY BY RALPH MAYHEW AND BURGES JOHNSON. PICTURES BY RHODA CHASE. THE HARPER-COLUMBIA BOOK THAT SINGS. THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS. THE THREE LITTLE PIGGIES. THE THREE BLIND MICE...
THE OLD MAN OF LOCHNAGAR. H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES. ILLUSTRATIONS BY SIR HUGH CASSON K.C.V.O. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1980). Oblong 4to. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in full color. Written aboard H.M.Y. BRITANNIA by Prince Charles for the amusement of his younger brothers Prince Andrew and Prince Edward who were then nine and five years old respectively. A MINT COPY. FIRST EDITION.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. KENNETH GRAHAME. ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL HAGUE. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1980). 4to. Gilt stamped cloth with pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in full color. Small marginal tear to front cover of dust jacket otherwise a mint copy. FIRST EDITION.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. STORY AND PICTURES BY MAURICE SENDAK. New York:Harper & Row, 1963. Oblong 4to. Patterned endpapers. Cloth backed pictorial boards. Sendak's most famous book illustrated in full color. No dust jacket. Good copy.
Rebound in custom leather binding, 9" x 6"--complete with colored lithographs.
THE SECRET GARDEN. BY FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT. ILLUSTRATED BY GRAHAM RUST. Boston: David Godine, (1987). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION THUS. 8vo. Patterned boards in color pictorial dust jacket. Patterned endpapers. Full color and black and white illustrations by GRAHAM RUST. A beautifully produced edition of Hodgson's classic story. This is Graham Rust's first illustrated book. IN MINT CONDITION.