AESOP'S FABLES. ILLUSTRATED BY HEIDI HOLDER. New York: The Viking Press, (1881). TWO COPIES. 4tos. Both copies are stated "First Edition" on the copyright page. However, there are differences in the binding of each volume. Cover 1. has a cloth spine. Cover 2. no cloth spine. Back in 1982, because of the differences, I wrote to Heidi Holder asking if there was a precedence. Her answer indicated that the copy with the cloth spine was issued first. I had also asked her if she would ev ...click for details
A RIDE ON A ROCKING-HORSE. BY RAY GARNETT. New York: E.P.Dutton & Co., (1926). Printed in Great Britain by EDMUND EVANS. Small 4to. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. Pictorial endpapers. TWENTY-FOUR FULL COLOR PLATES. Text and additional line drawings are printed in light brown. Light stain on covers with edge wear. Corner of one leaf creased otherwise the contents are fine. A later edition.
TAUCHNITZ EDITIONS. A.A.MILNE. WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. NOW WE ARE SIX. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1934. Original wrappers. Text in English. With black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. Each volume with statement "Not to be introduced into the British Empire and U.S.A.". Each volume measures 6 1/2" b 4 1/2". Covers show wear with tape repair on the cover of Now We Are Six. The copy of "When We Were Very Young" includes a 26 page catalogue of all titles ...click for details
COVER TITLE: TWO LITTLE RABBITS. THE SAD STORY OF WHITETAIL. TITLE PAGE: THE SAD STORY OF WHITETAIL. DRAWN & WRITTEN BY G.A.E.DALRYMPLE. Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1872. 16mo. Glazed paper covered boards. Rebound and rebacked. Yellow endpapers. Seven full page lithographed black and white illustrations and title page vignette by the author. There are two additional engraved vignettes - one signed with the initials MW. A SCARCE (probably privately printed) Scottish imprint. Not in Osb ...click for details
ROMNEY GAY'S PICTURE BOOK OF POEMS. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1946). Pictorial boards. Illustrated in full color and black and white by Romney Gay (pseud. of Phyllis I. Britcher). Delightful images of children. Favorite poems for children by such popular poets as Rosemary Fyleman, Eleanor Farjeon, Rachel Field, et al. A fine copy in ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. The fifth title in a series of books illustrated by Gay. FIRST EDITION.
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
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