HUNTIN' & HOLLERIN'. A SELECTION FROM RANDOLPH CALDECOTT'S LINE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR 'THE THREE JOVIAL HUNTSMEN". Engraved On Wood by Edmund Evans and John Heywood. (Beckenham): THE CHIMAERA PRESS, 1982. Oblong 4to. Red pictorial boards with parchment spine. TEN WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS. Printed by Michael Hutchins on an Albion handpress from the ORIGINAL BOXWOOD BLOCKS. Handmade paper by Barcham Green. Bound by Helen Hutchins and Paul Cook. Mr. Hutchins has written a very inf ...click for details
WHEN GRANDMA WAS A LITTLE GIRL. ILLUSTRATED BY MELA KOEHLER-BROMAN. WITH TEXT BY INGRID SMITH. (New York): Duell, Sloan and Pearce, no date. Circa 1930s. Pictorial boards with cloth spine in original pictorial DUST JACKET. Full color illustrations. PRINTED IN SWEDEN. A charming story of when a Swedish grandma was a little girl and how she cared for her dolls. FIRST EDITION. An excellent copy.
EARLY CHAPBOOK. EASY LESSONS FOR YOUNG READERS. Worcester: S.A.Howland, no date (circa 1830). 3 3/4" x 3". Front wrapper and 16 pages. Complete text but lacks back wrapper. 16 woodcuts. A fragile but lovingly preserved chapbook with overstitched spine, some staining, and dog-eared corners. The publisher of this little chapbook was Southworth Allen Howland (1800-1882). He was a direct descendant of John Howland one of the Pilgrims who sailed to America on The Mayflower in 1620. In addit ...click for details
THE BLACKBIRD'S NEST. A TALE. (Cover title - The Blackbird's Nest. A Tale For Youth). Philadelphia: Published by Johnson & Warner, 1812. 5 1/8" x 3 1/8". Original buff paper over stiff covers - the upper cover with an engraving of a man on horseback in a rural landscape. 36 pages. 12 woodcuts including cover illustration and title page vignette. Some chipping of paper on covers otherwise in excellent condition internally. Rosenbach, p.172. Welch 105.1-B. A variant issue wit ...click for details
CHAPBOOK. THE BLACKBIRD'S NEST. A TALE. (Cover title: The Blackbird's Nest. A Tale For Youth). Philadelphia: Published by Johnson & Warner, 1812. 5 1/8" x 3 1/8". Buff paper over stiff covers with an engraving of a seated man handing a book to a child. 36 pages. 12 woodcuts including cover illustration and title page vignette. Marginal tear to one leaf (with no loss) and some chipping of paper on covers otherwise a very good copy. Rosenbach, p.172. Welch 105.1-B. See my oth ...click for details
EARLY PRINTING IN SAINT VINCENT. THE ISLAND'S FIRST PRINTERS AND THEIR WORK. WITH A LIST OF SAINT VINCENT IMPRINTS, 1767-1834. By GREGORY FROHNSDORFF. With A Foreword By Donald N.Mott. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. FIRST EDITION. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 120 pages. Bound in blue cloth with gilt stamping. Printed on acid free paper. Illustrated in black and white. A much needed and landmark publication regarding the history of printing on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. The publishe ...click for details
FACSIMILE of "CINDERELLA: OR, THE HISTORY OF THE GLASS SLIPPER". Philadelphia. printed For Mathew Carey, No.118, Market-Street. 1800. This photolithographic facsimile was printed by the Private Press of C.F. Braun & Co. Alhambra, California for THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY. According to a "NOTE" by Carey S.Bliss, The Huntington Library acquired their original copy of Cinderella in 1951. Marbled paper wrappers. Measures 4 inches by 2 3/4 inches. Please note that the yellow " ...click for details
BOOK. LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. Pictures by Clarence F. Underwood. Decorations by Earl Stetson Crawford. Indianapolis: The Bobbs Merrill Co., (1909). 4to. Original gilt stamped cloth with color pictorial paste label on front cover. With six full page color plates by Clarence F. Underwood (1871-1929). In remarkable condition with its ORIGINAL GILT WRAP-AROUND BAND LETTERED "To My Valentine".
STORMY MISTY'S FOAL. By Marguerite Henry. Illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Rand McNally & Co., (1969). Fifth printing. Pictorial covers and endpapers. Illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations by WESLEY DENNIS and with color plates. A sequel to Marguerite Henry's popular horse story "Misty Of Chincoteague". There is a paper flaw at the base of the front free endpapers (see enlargement 3) otherwise a very good copy.
BOOK. FOREVER LAUGHTER. By DON FREEMAN. San Carlos: Golden Gate Books, (1970). FIRST EDITION. A SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY BY FREEMAN. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER:"To/my good friend/Ethel Race/for your kind reactions/to this book from the start/and for your wonderful way/of getting the most/out of life!/Cheers!/Don Freeman/March 1970". This book was presented to my aunt Ethel who was widowed and lived in a residen ...click for details