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Tom Thumb's Play-Book; to Teach Children Their Letters, by a New and Pleasant Method
Alnwick: W. Davison, 22, Bondgate Street, no date, circa 1847. 16mo, measuring 5.5 x 3.5 inches: , 8-35, , pagination inclusive of wrappers. Original green pictorial wrappers, woodcuts and wood engravings throughout text. Publisher's advertisements printed on lower wrapper. Lightest shelfwear.
My Brother's Ghost
New York: Viking, 2001. Single volume, measuring 5.75 x 4 inches: , 88. Original green pictorial cloth boards stamped in gilt, red endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. With: Puffin postcard for the English first edition.
Les Talents ou Les Couronnes de la Jeunesse
Paris: Chez Lefeul, Librairie, . Eight 12mo volumes, measuring 6 x 4 inches: 40. Original glazed white pictorial boards, engraved and hand-colored. Hand-colored frontispieces, tissue-guarded. Set housed in original bisected box, hand-colored pictorial title with “Alph. Giroux et Cie” imprint mounted to lid, ornate gilt foil floral border to edges.....
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1963). Single volume, measuring 7.25 x 5 inches: , 6-95. Original yellow pictorial boards stamped in blue and red, color pictorial endpapers, original color pictorial dust jacket. Line drawings, some in color, throughout text. Clipped lower front jacket flap, discreet archival tape repair to.....
“Prepared to Give this Farmer Aid / With Basket, Barrel, Hook, and Spade”
New York: 1887. Pen and ink on stiff paper, image measuring 9.5 x 7.5 inches, mounted to original card measuring 12.75 x 9.5 inches. Signed in lower right image, abbreviated caption “Continue to aid the Farmer” and notes to printer penciled in lower margin of mount, verso with The Century.....
Picture Posters to Color: Fruits and Vegetables
Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Company, 1951. Complete set of twelve black and white posters, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches. Housed in publisher’s pictorial envelope printed in black and red. Light wear and smudging to envelope, posters fine.
The Coat-Hanger Christmas Tree
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, 1976. Single volume, measuring 8 x 6 inches: , 75, . Original red cloth lettered in gilt, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Lightest toning to edges of jacket.
A Likely Place
(London): Macmillan, (1967). Single volume, measuring 8.5 x 5.5 inches: , 57, . Original black cloth lettered in silver, original clipped orange pictorial dust jacket printed in black and white. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear and sunning, small tape repair to jacket verso, ghost of bookseller label.....
In The Fairy Ring
London: Blackie & Son, . Quarto, measuring 10.5 x 8.5 inches: 63, . Original ivory cloth decorated in gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges gilt. Twenty-four full-color plates, illustrations throughout text. Light scattered foxing (heavier to first and last pages), rear endpapers toned, corners lightly bumped.
Music Time: A Book of Easy Tunes. A Puffin Picture Book
West Drayton, Middlesex: Penguin Books, no date, circa 1950. Side-stapled volume, measuring 9 x 7 inches: , 26. Original color lithographed wrappers, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Two stamps inside wrappers: “Chace Junior School / City of Coventry Education Committee.”.
(New York): Harlin Quist, (1966). Single volume, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: . Original quarter beige cloth and decorated paper boards, gilt-lettered spine, light tan endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
Four titles from The Hump Tree Stories. Dickey Swift, the Squirrel: His Escape; Black Hawk, The Sky Pirate; Humper, The Green Worm; Black Brother
San Francisco: Paul Elder & Company, 1910. Four volumes, measuring 8 x 6.5 inches: , 10, ; , 6, ; , 9, ; , 8, . Publisher’s color pictorial side-stapled wrappers, spines hole-punched and bound together with linen cord as issued, pictorial endpapers printed in green. Cover illustrations, frontispieces, head-.....
To Be a Slave
New York: The Dial Press, (1968). Single volume, measuring 8.25 x 5.5 inches: , 13-160. Original dark blue cloth lettered in silver, charcoal endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Lightest edgewear.
Charles F. Heartman Reviews Dr. Rosenbach’s Young American Parade (broadside)
No place: no publisher, . Color-printed pictorial broadside, measuring 17.5 x 12.5 inches. Two faint creases from folding, several small paper repairs and evidence of previous mount to verso, one short closed tear.
Numerous Names Nimbly Narrated
New York: Oxford University Press, (1930). Single volume, measuring 11 x 8.5 inches: . Original color pictorial paper boards, blue cloth spine. Single-sided leaves colored en pochoir, text block uncut. No dust jacket, light shelfwear and smudging to binding.
New York: Philomel Books, 2000. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: . Original color pictorial laminated boards, red endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Signed by Gennady Spirin in gold ink on half-title.
WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) Object Assembly Test: Mannequin
New York City: The Psychological Corporation, circa 1950s. Two-dimensional wooden puzzle. Housed in original green cardboard box measuring 4 x 6.5 inches, printed in silver with manufacturer’s information and a capital letter M.
A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981. Slim quarto, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 45, . Original beige cloth spine stamped in gilt over blindstamped terracotta boards, original clipped color pictorial dust jacket with no Newbery Medal or Caldecott Honor Seal, ivory speckled endpapers. Color illustrations throughout text. Light.....