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
BOOK. MIKE'S HOUSE. By JULIA L. SAUER. ILLUSTRATED BY DON FREEMAN. New York: The Junior Literary Guild & The Viking Press, 1954. First Junior Literary Guild edition. Pictorial cover. Illustrations lithographed by Affiliated Lithographers. Covers have some soiling but overall a very good copy. Scarce.
BOOK. THE DAY IS WAITING. PICTURES BY DON FREEMAN. WORDS BY LINDA Z. KNAB. New York: The Viking Press, (1980). 4to. Pictorial boards in ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET. Published posthumously and illustrated in full color with a selection of original art chosen from the artist's estate. There is a small discolored area on the front cover of the dust jacket from label removal otherwise a MINT COPY.