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BABAR GOES TO BLOOMINGDALES
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BABAR GOES TO BLOOMINGDALES

By DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT

DE BRUNHOFF, LAURENT. DE BRUNHOFF,LAURENT. BABAR GOES TO BLOOMINGDALES. 1960, no publishing information, presumably done in New York by Bloomgdales. 4to (8 1/4 x 11"), pictorial wraps, except for a name written and partially on corner of front cover, VG+ and unused. The story follows Babar and his family as they visit Bloongdales in New York and Bergen County. The minimal text is in French and English. Each page had a full page drawing in line meant to be colored by the child.

$50.00

ADVENTURES OF TOMMY TEABERRY
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ADVENTURES OF TOMMY TEABERRY

HARRIS, JORJ. FAIRIES. THE ADVENTURES OF TOMMY TEABERRY. Pittsburgh: Clark Chewing Gum Co. (1944). 4to (8 X 10 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest of tip wear else fine in dust wrapper with corner chip. The story tells of a little boy who meets a family of pixies in the woods. Teaberry-Ticklebeard is the King of the Pixies and he, along with Chicle, Tickle, Nickle, Dixie, Rixie and Nixie, take the little boy on a guided tour of how they produce Clark chewing gum in Teaberry Town. Illustrated in typical 40's style in bright full colors by Ben Jorj Harris. LAID IN IS AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER explaining "This book was prepared.. before the paper shortage became acute and we subsequently stopped production on it so that we only have a limited supply now." Great copy.

$200.00

THIS LITTLE PIG
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THIS LITTLE PIG

By WEATHERLY, FREDERIC

WEEKES, W.. MOTHER GOOSE. THIS LITTLE PIG [by Frederic Weatherly]. London: Pictorial Literature Society, no date, circa 1890. 12mo (5 x 5 1/4"), pictorial wraps, Fine condition. Illustrated with 4 charming full page chromolithographs and in line on text pages to accompany the traditional nursery rhyme. Although not credited, the illustrations are by W. Weekes. This version was an advertising giveaway for B.B. Fowler store in Glens Falls, New York whose ads are inside both covers.

$125.00

THIS LITTLE PIG
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THIS LITTLE PIG

By WEATHERLY, FREDERIC

WEEKES, W.. MOTHER GOOSE. THIS LITTLE PIG: A Tale in Five Curls [by Frederic Weatherly]. No publishing information, no date, circa 1890. 4to (6 5/8 x 9 1/2"), pictorial wraps, light edge fraying else VG+ condition. Illustrated with 4 super full page chromolithographs and 9 illustrations in line on text pages to accompany a prose version of the traditional nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy Went To Market".. Although not credited, the illustrations are by W. Weekes. This version leaves the back cover open for stores to advertise and use the book as a giveaway to customers.

$150.00

THIS LITTLE PIG
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THIS LITTLE PIG

By WEATHERLY, FREDERIC

WEEKES, W.. MOTHER GOOSE. THIS LITTLE PIG: A Tale in Five Curls [by Frederic Weatherly]. No publishing information, no date, circa 1890. 4to (6 5/8 x 9 1/2"), pictorial wraps, light cover soil and a few minor archival mends,near VG condition. Illustrated with 4 super full page chromolithographs and 9 illustrations in line on text pages to accompany a prose version of the traditional nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy Went To Market". Although not credited, the illustrations are by W. Weekes. This version leaves the back cover open for stores to advertise and use the book as a giveaway to customers.

$125.00

MUNSINGER FAMILY CUT-OUTS
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MUNSINGER FAMILY CUT-OUTS

DOLLS. (PAPER) MUNSINGER FAMILY CUT-OUTS. Minneapolis: Munsign Wear no date circa 1910. There are 8 pictorial panels folded accordion style to 3 1/2 x 6 1/4", fine and uncut. The front side of each panel has a different paper doll for family members: grandma, grandpa, mother, father and 4 children. Each figure is dressed in different Munsing Wear underwear and desgned to be cut out and dressed in one of 2 outfits and accessories for each figure. The back sides of the panels have advertising information about the company. "Don't say underwear, say Munsingwear".

$250.00

BRANDRETH COLMBIAN ABC FOR THE LITTLE ONES
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BRANDRETH COLMBIAN ABC FOR THE LITTLE ONES

ABC. (ADVERTISING) COLUMBIAN ABC FOR THE LITTLE ONES. (Reading, MA: Brandreth's 1892.) 5 x 7 1/4", pictorial wraps, 18p., light wear, VG+. Each letter of the alphabet refers to an aspect of Columbus's voyage to the New World. Illustrated with charming chromolithographs of various scenes. "G" stands for "Gifts" that Columbus gave the natives. "N" stands for "Natives". Prominently placed on every page are names of various products of Brandreth and Allcock's Porous Plasters. Interleaved with the alphabet are testaments by noted people praising the efficacy of these products. The double-page chromolithographed center spread depicts some of the buildings at the Columbian Exposition at Chicago at which expo this little booklet was likely distributed.

$400.00

ALPHABET CARDS
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ALPHABET CARDS

By HOFFMANN

ABC. (CARDS) ALPHABET CARDS . This is a COMPLETE SET OF 26 ALPHABET CARDS! Circa 1880, each card measures 3" x 4 1/2" (blank versos). Each card has gilt background with large letter in red in the upper left corner and stamped in the upper right is advertising for Blake's Piano Palace in Boston. Each card is humorously illustrated in bright colors in a style reminiscent of Crowquill, two thirds of which feature misbehaving, naughty little children. A scarce and charming set.

$800.00

OLIVER ALPHABET
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OLIVER ALPHABET

ABC. (ADVERTISING) OLIVER ALPHABET. South Bend, IN: Oliver Chilled Plow Works 1889. 4" wide x 6.5", pictorial wraps, small corner off front cover else VG+. Printed in alternating red and black inks, every page touts the greatness of Oliver's Chilled Plow. Full page illustrations accompany the verse: D is Durability / which all must confess / The Plows that have / the Oliver Trade Mark possess." A fascinating and rare advertising alphabet.

$350.00

NOAH'S ARK PRIMER
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NOAH'S ARK PRIMER

ABC. (NOAH'S ARK) NOAH'S ARK PRIMER. Syracuse: Handford Manufacturing 1912. 5 x 7", pictorial wraps, some edge fraying else VG. This is a charming advertising ABC in verse with a Noah's Ark theme. Illustrated in full color on every page. Beneath each rhyme are 2 lines touting the benefit of Hanford's Balsam. B is for "The Big Brown Bear can sniff and growl/ And through the woods he likes to prowl / He digs up roots and climbs the trees/ To rob the hives of honey bees. Put Hanford's Balsam on bee stings to stop the itching." Something a bit different.

$225.00

ABC
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ABC

PHARES, M.C.. ABC. (ADVERTISING) ABC. NY: Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. ca 1920. 8vo, (5 1/4 x 7 3/4") pictorial wraps, light soil, VG. Every letter has a rhyme dealing with the healthy thing to do or eat. Illustrated in typical 1920's style in b&w by M.C. Phares. "C is for Cough And its Cousin, the sneeze. Cover them both With your handkerchief please." This copy is complete with an insert that has a full color copy of the line illustration that accompanies the letter "U". The child is meant to use this as a guide for coloring the illustrations in the book. The verso of the sheet has a quiz on how to eat healthfully.

$125.00

LE PETIT POUCET [TOM THUMB]

POP-UP. LE PETIT POUCET [TOM THUMB]. This a a pop-up tradecard produced for Au Bon Marche, the Paris Department Store, circa 1885. The cover depicts Tom seated next to the ogre. The caption reads " Tom Thumb having approached the Ogre, slowly took his (Ogre's) boots and put them on immediately". When opened there is a ppop-up scene with Tom wearing the large boots in the foreground and his parents standing behind him. The caption, again loosely translated is "After succeeding and having amassed many possessions, Tom Thumb returned to his father where he was welcomed with enjoyment" . Measures 4" x 5" when closed in near fine condition.

$125.00

OL' KING COAL
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OL' KING COAL

SHAPE BOOK. OL' KING COAL. Kenosha: Samuel Lowe circa 1950. Oblong 8 x 6", pictorial boards die-cut in the shape of a coal truck, fine. The text deals with the virtues of coal heating and how exciting it is when the coal man delivers his goods. Illus. in color on every page in typical 50's style. The bottom of the cover has 2 wheels for the truck that actually rotate.

$150.00

WYANDOTTE SODA AND BELL STARCH RHYMES; OR FATHER GANDER'S SEQUEL
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WYANDOTTE SODA AND BELL STARCH RHYMES; OR FATHER GANDER'S SEQUEL

By WEST, PAUL

MOTHER GOOSE. (ADVERTISING) WYANDOTTE SODA AND BELL STARCH RHYMES; OR FATHER GANDER'S SEQUEL TO MOTHER GOOSE written by Two Goslings - by Paul West. Wyandotte, Michigan: Wyandotte Soda, no date, circa 1898. 3 1/3 x 5 1/2", pictorial wraps, 20p. + covers, VG. The text includes traditional Mother Goose rhymes plus rhymes adapted to include mention of the benefits in using Wyandotte Soda or Bell Starch. "Three little maids from school are we / Dressed in lawn and dimity / And to you we bring the news / BELL STARCH is the best to use." Illustrated with charming chromolithographs on almost every page (one illustrations shows George Dewey speaking to a patriotic crowd). The author Paul West is best known for writing the Pearl and the Pumpkin illustrated by Denslow.

$225.00

RHYME & REASON
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RHYME & REASON

By COX, PALMER

COX, PALMER. COX,PALMER. RHYME & REASON. (Clark's Spool Cotton) circa 1890's. 3.25 x 4.75", pictorial wraps, 12p. including covers, VG. Each page has a full page illustration of a different scenario where Clark's thread is saving the day. 4 lines of text in verse accompany the scenes where royalty, natives, Indians and more use Clark's thread. Rare.

$250.00

YOUR HIGHWAY ABC BOOK
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YOUR HIGHWAY ABC BOOK

ABC. (TRANSPORTATION) YOUR HIGHWAY ABC BOOK. Wash. D.C.: Nat'l Highway Users Conference 1935. 4to, pictorial wraps, near fine. Each letter relates to some aspect of the benefits that good transportation offers the country and urges positive voting on the Progress in Transport legislation. Illus. in color throughout. "L is for Ladies - they no longer stay / Drudging in kitchens while other folks play. / Ladies with cars are now able to roam / Without being more that mere minutes from home." Rear cover has a Standard Oil ad.

$125.00

TEN LITTLE PICKANINNIES
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TEN LITTLE PICKANINNIES

BLACK INTEREST. TEN LITTLE PICKANINNIES. Kansas City, MO: Faultless Starch circa 1910. 16mo, pictorial wraps, 15p., fine. This is an advertising booklet with the counting rhyme involving little Black children and starch. ("Four pickaninnies buying Faultless starch with glee / One got another sort and then there were three"). Illustrated in blue on every page.

$225.00

WONDERFUL DOINGS OF FAIRY BLACKSHINE AND FAIRY WHITESHINE
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WONDERFUL DOINGS OF FAIRY BLACKSHINE AND FAIRY WHITESHINE

BROCK, H.M.. (BROCK,H.M.)illus. WONDERFUL DOINGS OF FAIRY BLACKSHINE AND FAIRY WHITESHINE. London: Reckitt & Sons circa 1915. 16mo, pictorial wraps, slight rubbing, VG. The story is about 2 fairies who clean up a house with the help of Zebra and Brasso polishes. Illustrated by Brock with 4 full page and double page color illustrattion, black & whites and color covers. Rare.

$225.00