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Nineteenth-century carved bone alphabet
England: nineteenth century. Complete bone alphabet, each carved letter measuring about ¾ of an inch high. Housed in contemporary wooden box with sliding lid, measuring 5.25 x 1.75 x 1.5 inches. Small loss to serif of letter “F.”.
Six sets of nineteenth-century bone alphabet tiles
England: circa 1820. Boxed set of 179 bone alphabet tiles, comprising six copies of each letter (five of the letter B), plus three additional duplicates of the vowels and the letter Y, and six blanks. Each tile measuring about ¾ of an inch high, hand-carved and engraved with a capital.....
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.
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.....
Album of original engineering drawings
United States: early twentieth century. Oblong album, measuring 8.5 x 12 inches: 43 manuscript leaves. Original brown pebbled cloth boards, titled “Plates” in gilt on front board. Drawings executed rectos only, in ink and watercolor, on Whatman Turkey Mill paper. Some dust-soiling to edges of early leaves, upper joint repaired.....
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.
Specimens of Penmanship written by Mas. F.B. Leach at the High School, Oldham, Conducted by the Rev. Hugh Tait, B.A. (two volumes)
Leeds: Bean, Stationer, . Two oblong folio volumes, measuring 9.25 x 12 inches: . Original glazed moiré card wrappers with gilt-embossed card frames and scenic chromolithographs (windmills in a field, a lakeside castle) mounted to covers. Tissue-guarded engraved pictorial title pages, featuring scenes of Cambridge, with Leach’s name added in.....
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.”.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1934). Single volume, measuring 7.5 x 5.5 inches: 127, . Original royal blue cloth lettered in gilt, endpapers printed in blue with Latin quotations, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket printed in blue and black. Title page printed in blue and black; black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Traces.....
Sketch...Book. Le Non-Obéissant: The Disobedient: Der Ungehorsame
Basel: Basilius Presse, 1968. Single volume, measuring 8 x 9 inches: [88, double leaves]. Original glossy color pictorial boards, text block printed in black and orange. Inscribed by Warja Lavater in the year of publication. Slight bowing to boards.
MOTIVO (wooden puzzle)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1978. Eight wooden cubes, screenprinted in four colors, each measuring 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Naef / Swiss made” printed at base of leaf image. Lacking original box.
The Pupil of Pleasure: or, the New System Illustrated. Inscribed to Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, Editor of Lord Chesterfield’s Letters
London: Printed for G. Robinson, and J. Bew, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1776. Two twelvemo volumes, measuring 6.5 x 4 inches: xv, , 230; , 252. Contemporary half-calf, spines ruled and numbered in gilt, red morocco spine labels, pale blue marbled boards with vellum corners. Early book labels of Thomas Hammond Foxcroft.....
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.
Four-Way Blocks (American version)
Princeton: Creative Playthings, circa 1972. Six wooden puzzle pieces, screenprinted in four colors, each piece measuring 7.5 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Creative Playthings" printed at base of giraffe image. Housed in original cardboard box with price label, box rubbed and worn.
Four-Way Blocks (Swiss version)
Zeiningen, Switzerland: Kurt Naef, circa 1965. Six wooden puzzle pieces, screenprinted in four colors, each piece measuring 8.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 inches. “Spiel Naef / Swiss Made” printed at top lefthand corner of cat image. Light shelfwear.
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.