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PLAYHOUSE CUT-OUT
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PLAYHOUSE CUT-OUT

By WOODMAN, OLIVE

WOODMAN, OLIVE. NOVELTY. PLAYHOUSE CUT-OUT by Olive Woodman. Springfield: McLoughlin. 4to (10 1/2 x 10 1/4"), flexible pictorial card covers, fine and unused. The text is a narrative about Jean and Dick who decide to build a playhouse out of a large box. There are 4 large glue-backed sheets with color pieces of each room of the playhouse. Each sheet has a stiff card with outlines of the pieces and to be cut out and pasted. There is also one large full page art deco illustration showing the finished house. Pieces are arranged abstractly on each sheet so it is more of a challenge for the child to assemble. Very scarce.

$300.00

FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO
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FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO

By VERCORS

BRULLER, JEAN. (BRULLER,JEAN)illus. FRISEMOUCHE FAIT DE L'AUTO (FRISEMOUCHE MADE THE CAR). (Paris): Editions Enfantines Citroen (1926). 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, cover slightly bowed else Fine. First edition. This is the story about a naughty boy who defies his father by running away in his little Citronette car. Illustrated with striking, classic art deco color illustrations by Bruller. During WWII Bruller he joined the Resistance and changed his name to Vercors. First editions in this condition are rare,

$1200.00

DROLES DE BETES
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DROLES DE BETES

By HELLE, ANDRE

HELLE, ANDRE. HELLE,ANDRE. DROLES DE BETES. Paris: Tolmer [1911]. Folio (12 1/2 x 16 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers have some soil and wear (not offensive) else VG. 1st edition of Helle's first book, this is heavily illustrated in Art Deco style on every page. There are 20 mounted color plates depicting 20 animals. There are also 70 text pictures in thick dark green ink and one full page in green and yellow. The hand lettered text adds to overall style composed of brief informational paragraphs about each animal, written by Helle. This was reissued in 1925 as Noah's Ark in a greatly reduced format. It is extremely rare to find a nice complete copy of this book.

$1950.00

NUMEROUS NAMES NIMBLY NARRATED
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NUMEROUS NAMES NIMBLY NARRATED

By SANDYS, RUTH

SANDYS. ABC. (SANDYS,RUTH) NUMEROUS NAMES NIMBLY NARRATED by Ruth Sandys. New York: Oxford Univ. Press (1930). 4to (9 x 11 3/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, cover soil and corners worn else VG+. Printed on high quality paper on one side of the page, and featuring bold and bright stylized color illustrations that have the effect of being hand colored. Each letter of the alphabet has a tongue twisting rhyme using names and words beginning with that letter. The text and illustrations are artfully arranged on the page. An unusually attractive and original book, scarce in collectible condition.

$450.00

DUCKY DRAKE
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DUCKY DRAKE

By LUPRIAN, HILDEGARD

LUPRIAN, HILDEGARD. LUPRIAN,HILDEGARD. DUCKY DRAKE. Springfield, MA: McLoughlin 1932. 4to (7 3/4 X 9 1/4"), thick pictorial card covers, fine in box with minor mends. Illustrated in bold art deco color and in black & white by Luprian. The box cover has a window through which a duck's head bobs back and forth when moved.

$250.00

PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN
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PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

By BROWNING, ROBERT

RICHARDS, G.M.. BROWNING,ROBERT. PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN. NY: Macmillan 1927 (Aug. 1927). Square small 8vo (5 3/4"), pictorial boards, owner inscription on copyright page else Fine in lightly soiled and frayed dust wrapper. 1st ed. of this title in the MACMILLAN HAPPY HOUR SERIES, beautifully illustrated in bold colors by G.M. RICHARDS. See Bader p. 27 -33 who discusses the Macmillan Happy Hour Series saying " ... it was the wave of the future, and the results in terms of book design were little short of revolutionary.

$275.00

PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS
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PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS

MABIE, PETER. MILITARY INTEREST. PARADE OF THE TOY SOLDIERS by Peter Mabie. Racine: Whitman 1930. Oblong large 4to (12 x 9"), flexible pictorial card covers, light cover soil and spine rubbing, VG+. Featuring classic Art Deco bold color illustrations on every page with text on opposite pages which are illustrated in color as well. Each page of text has a large window cut in the page and as the page is turned fewer and fewer soldiers are there until there is only one.

$150.00

DADDY'S LITTLE RHYME BOOK
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DADDY'S LITTLE RHYME BOOK

By LE MAIR

LE MAIR. (LE MAIR,H. WILLEBEEK)illus. DADDY'S LITTLE RHYME BOOK: No. 5 of Old Nursery Rhymes. London & NY: Augener and McKay, no date, circa 1920. Oblong 12mo (6 x 4 3/8"), pictorial boards, light edge rubbing, endpapers wrinkled, VG+. Featuring 10 lovely full page color illustrations plus great Art Deco cover.

$150.00

CLOSED DOOR

By DE BOSSCHERE

DE BOSSCHERE, JEAN. (DE BOSSCHERE,JEAN)illus. THE CLOSED DOOR written and illustrated by De Bosschere, trans. by F.S. Flint. London & NY: John Lane 1917. 8vo (6 x 9"), dark grey cloth, 131p., scattered foxing else VG-Fine. 1st edition. Featuring 16 unusual Art Deco plates (including frontis portrait). Following the interesting 29 page introduction by May Sinclair, the text of the book is in both French and English. Featuring 16 unusual monochrome Art Deco plates and many striking black illustrations in text. This was de Bosschere's last book. This copy has British novelist High Walpole's bookplate and printed monogram on endpapers.

$150.00

WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF LUDO THE LITTLE GREEN DUCK
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WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF LUDO THE LITTLE GREEN DUCK

By ROBERTS, JACK

ROBERTS, JACK. PICTURE BOOK. THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF LUDO THE LITTLE GREEN DUCK by Jack Roberts. Paris: Tolmer 1924. 8vo (7 1/4 x 7"), pictorial boards, cover slightly dusty else near Fine. Convinced that because he is green, he is meant for better things, Ludo the little green duck leaves home for adventure. He travels the world over only to discover there's "no place like home." Illustrated by Roberts with 1 double page and 6 full page absolutely stunning pochoir, hand-colored pages and illustrated in green and black on virtually every other page. Text is done in calligraphy and the overall style is classic Art Deco. A wonderful, wonderful book and very scarce.

$750.00

THREE TO MAKE READY: PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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THREE TO MAKE READY: PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

By GARNETT, LOUISE AYRES

RULE, CHRISTOPHER. THEATER. THREE TO MAKE READY: PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Louise Ayres Garnett. NY: George H. Doran (1923). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4"), cloth, 194p., Fine condition. Includes 3 plays for children: The Pig Prince, Hilltop and Muffin. Includes notes on production and the last 2 include musical notation. Illustrated with 3 full page and 5 smaller black and whites in 1920's art deco style by Christopher Rule. Excellent copy.

$25.00

ON THE FARM
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ON THE FARM

By HART, RUBY

HART, RUBY. VOLLAND. IN THE WOODS by Ruby Hart. NY: Algonquin (Volland 1931). 8vo (6 7/8 x 8 1/4"), pictorial linen-like wraps, rear cover faded a bit else Fine condition. Originally published by Volland, this is an Algonquin Happy Book essentially identical to the Volland except for publisher name. Illustrated in art deco style with rich full page and smaller illustrations by Ruby Hart. An unusual Volland format and a scarce title.

$50.00

THIS WOODEN PIG WENT WITH FORA
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THIS WOODEN PIG WENT WITH FORA

By LINDSAY, WALTER

REID, JAMES. FAIRY TALE. THIS WOODEN PIG WENT WITH DORA by Walter Lindsay. NY: Robert McBride 1930 (1930). 8vo (6 1/2 x 9"), pictorial cloth, 78p., covers faded and spine ends rubbed else clean and VG. First edition. Illustrated by James Reid with 4 full page color lithos in art deco style, with several black and whites in-text and with pictorial endpapers. An unusual book, scarce.

$75.00

THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER FAMOUS STORIES
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THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER FAMOUS STORIES

PRITCHER, PHYLLIS. FAIRY TALES. THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER FAMOUS STORIES for small children. No publishing information, circa 1930. Oblong 8vo (7 1/4 x 6 1/4"), flexible card covers, covers sl. dusty and store name on rear cover else VG+. Contains 3 Little Pigs, Gingerbread Man, Chicken Little and 3 Billy Goats Gruff illustrated with 4 stunning full page color illustrations by Phyllis Pritcher and John Gee. There are also 3 black and white in text and great color covers.

$150.00

TALE OF CORALLY CROTHERS
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TALE OF CORALLY CROTHERS

By GAY, ROMNEY

GAY, ROMNEY. GAY,ROMNEY. THE TALE OF CORALLY CROTHERS. Cleveland: Harter (1932). Oblong 5 3/4 x 4 3/4, cloth balced pictorial boards, cover slightly faded else VG. The simple text in rhyme is about a lonely little girl who is determined to find a friend. Facing each text page is a charming Art Deco color illustration by Gay.

$125.00

WHEN WISHES COME TRUE
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WHEN WISHES COME TRUE

By STOCKTON, HELEN

STOCKTON, HELEN. PICTURE BOOK. WHEN WISHES COME TRUE by Helen Stockton. Racine: Whitman 1931. 4to (9 1/4 x 12"), pictorial wraps, slight cover soil else VG+. There is a clown's head that folds up over the covers to complete the Jack-in-the-box on the cover. The text is in verse about what different things a child wishes to be. Featuring 8 stunning full page color lithos by the author and with smaller color illustrations in-text. This is a great art deco picture book.

$125.00

HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERESE DE L'ENFANT JESUS
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HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERESE DE L'ENFANT JESUS

By TCHEREPNINE, A.

HELLE, ANDRE. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. HISTOIRE DE LA PETITE THERESE DE L'ENFANT JESUS pour Piano a deux mains by A. Tcherepnine. Paris: Durand & Cie 1926. Large oblong 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, VG-Fine. 1st edition. Every page has striking art deco color illustrations by Helle to accompany musical notation. This is a very scarce Helle title.

$875.00

STOP LOOK LISTEN
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STOP LOOK LISTEN

By SCHAARE, C.R.

SCHAARE, C.R.. PICTURE BOOK. STOP LOOK LISTEN by Virginia Mathews. no place, Hampton Pub. Co. 1947. Oblong 4to (10 x 11 3/4"), spiral backed boards, some cover and edge rubbing, VG. Printed on thick board pages, every page has a picture of a different mode of transportation on land, in water and in the air. Illustrated with bright primary colors by C. R. Schaare in Art Deco style. A great 40's picture book.

$125.00

PATACHOU PETIT GARCON
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PATACHOU PETIT GARCON

By DEREME

HELLE, ANDRE. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. PATACHOU PETIT GARCON par Tristan Dereme. Paris: Emile- Paul (1930). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover soil and slight rubbing else VG+. 1st edition. This charming French picture book is illustrated by ANDRE HELLE with 48 Art Deco pastel color illustrations showing the adventures of a little boy named Patachou. The author Tristan Dareme was a French poet and author born Philippe Huc. He adopted his Dareme pseudonym in 1908 when he became the editor of 2 magazines. This is a lovely French picture book.

$600.00

LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE
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LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE

By FRANCOISE

FRANCOISE. (FRANCOISE)illus. LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE. Paris: Jardin des Modes no date [1931]. Oblong 4to (10 x 8 1/4"), printed on cloth, slightest of cover soil, near Fine. One of the first BATIK printed books (using vegetable dyes) this features Francoise's charming, stylized full color illustrations on every page. Quite scarce and certainly ususual. Bader (p.52) calls this book "a minor work of art" and adds that Francoise's sense of space and composition is strongest in this book. (pictured on Bader p. 53). A nice copy.

$1200.00

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