THE BIRTH-DAY GIFT OR THE JOY OF A NEW DOLL. FROM PAPERS CUT BY LADY TEMPLETOWN ENGRAVED AND PUBLISHED IN LONDON ON 18 JANUARY 1796 BY P.W. TOMKINS. Reproduced in facsimile in 1968 for the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H.Smith Collections Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Canada. This facsimile edition is limited to 500 COPIES. 4to. Plum colored wrappers with printed paper label on front cover. With seven TIPPED-IN plates mounted on fine paper. Lady Elizabeth Templetown was a talented artist ...click for details
FOUR MINIATURE BOOKS BY JANOSCH (pseud. of Horst Eckert). DER WOLF UND DIE 7 GEISERLEIN. A B C FUR KLEINE BAREN. KONIG KAISER BETTELMANN. DIE GRILLE UND DER MAULWURT. Copyright information states "1.-50 Tausend, 1979" (see enlargement 6). Belz & Gelberg. Each volume measures 3 1/8 inches by 3 3/4 inches which is just slightly over the traditional size to be classified as a "miniature" - however, these books are certainly very small. Pictorial wrappers. Full color, full pa ...click for details
WHEN WENDY GREW UP. AN AFTERTHOUGHT. J.M.BARRIE. WITH A FOREWORD BY SYDNEY BLOW. With Illustrations by D.Michael Leonard. New York: E.P.Dutton & Co, Inc., 1958. 8vo. Green cloth with pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations. FIRST EDITION of Barrie's manuscript which was presented at the close of the last performance of PETER PAN at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, on Feb, 22, 1908 to the actress Hilda Trevelyan, his "incomparable" Wendy. A very good copy.
THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET. By Beatrix Potter Author of "Peter Rabbit". New York: Graham & Matlock, no date. Measures 9 1/4 inches in height by 5 1/4 inches in width. Original pictorial boards. Full color chromolithographed illustrations after Beatrix Potter plus black and white half tones. Cover edges are chipped with partial split at spine. The front endpapers have numerous (but faint) ink stamps for the H.K.Stork Co. placed there by the book's former owner Mary Stork. Uncommon ...click for details
WILLIAM TELL. Retold And Illustrated By Margaret Early. New York: Abrams, (1991). Oblong 4to. First American edition in pictorial dust jacket. Gorgeous color illustrations with GILT ACCENTS. Decorative borders and initials also with gilt accents. A MINT COPY.
VALENTINE & ORSON. Re-created as a folk play in verse and paintings by NANCY EKHOLM BURKERT. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, (1989). Oblong 4to. Embossed cloth. Original pictorial dust jacket. Beautiful color illustrations by Burkert There is amazing detail on each illustration (see enlargements 6&7). A mint copy. FIRST EDITION.
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. By Beatrix Potter. RETOLD FOR LITTLE CHILDREN TO READ. By Edna Aldredge and Jessie McKee. Cleveland: The Harter Publishing Company, 1931. Folio (measures 12 3/4" by 9 1/8"). Pictorial stiff wrappers. FIRST EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY FERN BISEL PEAT. Cover and 8 full page color illustrations plus black and white drawings in the text. Good copy only of this scarce first edition with the Harter imprint (later editions include the American Crayon Co.imprint). T ...click for details
THE PEDDLER'S CLOCK. By Mabel Leigh Hunt. Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. A STORY PARADE PICTURE BOOK. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1943. Square 8vo. Pictorial boards in ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. Patterned endpapers. Full color and black and white ilustration. Ink inscription dated Christmas 1943 verso front free endpaper otherwise an excellent copy.
THE LUCK OF THE BEAN-ROWS. A FAIRY TALE TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF CHARLES NODIER. ILLUSTRATED BY CLAUD LOVAT FRASER. London: Daniel O'Connor, (1921). 8vo. Patterned boards, cloth spine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Millard 196. There were four issues of this title but this, the first issue is most uncommon. It has patterned endpapers (later issues were plain). It is printed by the WESTMINSTER PRESS (later issues were printed by The Curwen Press). The title page illustration is placed ben ...click for details
ANNO'S MEDIEVAL WORLD. MITSUMASA ANNO. Adapted from the translation by Ursula Synge. New York: Philomel Books, (1979). Square 4to. Pictorial boards in DUST JACKET. Illustrated in full color by Mitsumasa Anno. The medieval world drawn in minute detail by Anno. See enlargements for details. IN MINT CONDITION. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.