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  • CHILDREN’S BOOKS &

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    POSTAGE: UNITED STATES. 1st book $8.00, $2.00 for each additional book. OVERSEAS shipped by air at cost. PAYMENTS: Due with order. Libraries and those known to us will be billed. PHONE orders 9am to 10pm e.s.t. Phone Machine orders are secure. CREDIT CARDS: VISA, Mastercard, American Express. Please provide billing address. RETURNS - Returnable for any reason within 1 week of receipt for refund less shipping costs provided prior notice is received and items are shipped fastest method insured VISITS welcome by appointment. We are 1 hour north of New York City near New Canaan, CT. Our full stock of 8000 collectible and rare books is on view and available. Not all of our stock is on our web site

    COVER ILLUSTRATION - #180 - Edmund Dulac watercolor from Fairy Tale manuscript

    #457 - Charles Robinson’s King Longbeard - Author’s heavily annotated copy with letters from Robinson, John Lane, the Royal family and much more

    #117 - Nast’s Santa Claus

    #311 - Lawson’s Little Prince Toofat

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    FABULOUS ABC MANUSCRIPT 1. ABC. ABC MANUSCRIPT. Offered here is a fabulous original ABC manuscript. There is no attribution or date but it appears to be circa 1915-1930. Bound into a cloth backed board book are 26 fine watercolors for each letter of the alphabet. All letters are uniform in size at 4 x 4”. “A” is Noah’s Ark with a penciled caption, “N” is for Napu and Nilghai, 2 letters have penciled instructions for color otherwise there is no text. All letters have more than one object representing it and the letter itself is large and nicely integrated into the picture. This absolutely charming and would be a cornerstone for any ABC collection. $3000.00

    BEAUTIFUL COLOR LITHOS BY

    ERNA PINNER 2. ABC. ANIMALS FROM A TO Z by G.M. Vevers. London: Hammond, Hammond & Co., no date, circa 1940. Folio (8 3/4 x 13 1/4”), pictorial cloth, Fine in soiled dust wrapper with a few pieces off edges. Each page of text faces a beautiful full page color lithograph by Erna Pinner. Vevers, the author, was the Superintendant of London’s Zoological Gardens. Erna Pinner was a noted artist who began her artistic life in Germany but fled to England during the Third Reich because she was Jewish. The rest of her life was spent in England. This is a beautiful animal alphabet . $600.00

    DEAN FOLIO BOARD BOOK

    3. ABC. (BOARD BOOK) ANIMAL A.B.C. London: Dean and Son, no date, circa 1915. Folio (9 1/4 x 13 1//4”), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover and light soil, else VG. Each page is mounted on thick boards and has attractive color lithographs of various animals. “V” is for Viper. A title in Dean’s Diploma Series. $275.00

    CAT ALPHABET SHAPE BOOK 4. ABC. (CATS) PUSSY’S ABC. Lond: Tuck nd ca 1890. Folio, (7.5 x 14.5”), stiff pictorial wraps, unusually clean and a near Fine copy. Die-cut in the shape of a cat and illustrated with great color cover, 4 full page chromolithographed pages and in brown line on text pages to accompany a charming cat ABC book. $350.00

    CHARMING CHRISTMAS ALPHABET 5. ABC. (CHRISTMAS) CHRISTMAS A-B-C by Rev. Louis Gales. St. Paul, : Guild Associates (1944). 12mo, pictorial wraps, VG+. The Christmas ABC has lovely color lithos by Gladys Allie. The ABC is followed by a few Christmas poems. Scarce. $175.00

    CHRISTMAS LINEN ABC 6. ABC. (CHRISTMAS) CHRISTMAS ABC. Akron: Saalfield 1910. Narrow folio, printed linen, sm. tear near spine of last 2 pages, overall VG+. A super ABC book with a Christmas theme - the cover has a great Santa and each letter has a picture in color and rhyme dealing with a different aspect of Christmas. $250.00

    McLOUGHLIN CHRISTMAS ABC 7. ABC. (CHRISTMAS) MERRY CHRISTMAS ABC. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date, ca 1910. Small 4to, pictorial wraps, fine. Illus. with great color cover of Santa and in 2-color on every page with each letter representing a different Christmas aspect or object. Text by Carolyn Wells. $275.00

    8. ABC. (CHRISTMAS) SANTA CLAUS ABC. NY: Charles Graham and Co., no date circa 1915. Folio (10 x 12”), pictorial wraps, faint stain on bottom of a few pages, a few small closed tears, VG. This is an ABC with Christmas theme. There is a great full color cover of Santa and most letters are represented by toys a child might want for Christmas. Illustrated in 3-color by unknown hand. $275.00

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    #311 - Lawson’s Little Prince Toofat

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    RARE EULALIE LINEN ABC 9. ABC. (EULALIE) ABC BOOK. NY: Platt and Munk 1929. Folio, pictorial cloth, Fine. Every page is brightly illustrated with color illustrations by Eulalie, all in typical 30’s style. “V” is for Velocipede. Printed on linen, the colors are vibrant and this copy is nearly as new. $250.00

    UNUSUAL CLOTH FLOWER AND NAME ABC

    10. ABC. (FLOWERS) FAVORITE FLOWERS ABC. NY: Charles Graham (inscribed 1918). 8vo, cloth, some creasing and sl. fraying, VG. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different flower and in many cases by a girl’s name as well. There are color and b&w illustrations of the girls and the flowers and a short rhyme about each. “B stands for BUTTERCUP. Bertha can show, If she likes butter, On her chin it will glow.” $250.00

    GREAT GNOME ALPHABET

    11. ABC. (GNOMES) ALPHABET PICTURE BOOK. Lond.: Blackie ca 1930. 4to, pictorial card covers, fine. This is a wonderful Gnome alphabet illustrated in full by C.E.B. Bernard. Although the only text is one word caption per letters, the pictures tell the stories of these adorable gnomes $250.00

    ONE OF FIRST 12 LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS IN DUST WRAPPER

    12. ABC. (GOLDEN BOOK) ALPHABET FROM A TO Z by Leah Gale. NY: Simon & Schuster 1942 (1942). Blue cloth spine, 5 small rubbed areas on endpaper and owner name on endpaper else a tight clean copy in dust wrapper (dw slightly soiled, light creasing otherwise VG+). First printing of one of the first 12 Little Golden Books (all 12 published simultaneously). Beautifully illustrated in color by Vivienne Blake. Nice copy, rare in dust wrapper. $800.00

    13. ABC. (MOTHER GOOSE) ABC OF NURSERY RHYME. NY: Sam. Gabriel 1911. 4to, (8 1/2 x 11”), pictorial card covers, cover rubbed with some soil else VG. Illustrated with 4 full page full color illustrations and in 3-color on other pages by GORDON ROBINSON. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different nursery rhyme. Quite attractive. $150.00

    LINEN ABC 14. ABC. (MOTHER GOOSE) JINGLE ABC. Akron: Saalfield 1915. 6 x 8 1/2”, cloth, crease in center, name on margin of cover, VG. A Linen ABC where each letter stands for a different Mother Goose rhyme, phrase or character. Printed in full color and 3-color. “R” is Rub A Dub Dub, “Q” is the Queen of Hearts. Charming. $200.00

    ART DECO ABC 15. ABC. (NAMES) ABC OF NAMES AND OBJECTS. NY: Int’l Paper Goods 1930. Folio, pictorial wraps, some neat archival repairs to binding else VG. Brightly illustrated in full color by Dorothy Buck with great art deco style designs. Each letter is represented by a different name and then with a short list of objects. Striking. $150.00

    ETHNIC STEREOTYPES

    16. ABC. (NATIONS) CHILDREN

    OF MANY NATIONS AND THE

    ABC verses by Carolyn Hodgman.

    Rochester: Stecher Litho. 1916.

    Oblong 8vo (7 1/2 x 6 3/4”),

    pictorial wraps, VG+. Each letter

    of the alphabet is represented by

    a child from a different country”

    “J” - Japan’s little lady is yellow

    of skin, Korea her playmate, to

    her is her kin.” Illustrated with

    full color and 2-color lithos by

    F. STECHER. Quite a charming

    book. $150.00

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    RARE ANTI-NAZI ALPHABET 17. ABC. (NAZI) HET ABC VAN HET NAZIREGIEM. (Brussels, Leuven 1944). 12mo, pictorial wraps, slight soil else near Fine. Every page illustrated in full color by Herman A. Vos with each letter ridiculing Nazi party leaders and the movement. “A” is for Adolph. “C” is for Censorship, “T” is for Terror, “U” is for Uncle Sam. “I is for the Israelite ten doode toe geplaagd” (“I is for the Israelite who was haunted to death” - shown in front of barbed wire of a concentration camp is a stereotypical Jewish man with a gold star on his arm),”F is de Fuhrer, dies ons land heeft leeggegapt” (“F is for Furer who bled our country” - Hitler is shown leaving the country carrying a huge bag of food over his shoulder). Rare. $850.00

    CLEVER ABC NOVELTY BOOK 18. ABC. (NOVELTY) LITTLE BUILDERS’ ABC: a construction book by Nell Reppy. NY: Simon & Schuster 1943 (1943). 8vo, spiral backed boards, Fine in dust wrapper with chip on spine. 1st ed. A clever ABC book with each letter presented as a large full page figure in bright red. On facing pages are rhymes for the letters plus bright color pictures of a jolly man constructing the letter piece by piece.