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VER BECK'S BEARS IN MOTHER GOOSE LAND
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VER BECK'S BEARS IN MOTHER GOOSE LAND

By RION, HANNA

VER BECK, FRANK. MOTHER GOOSE. FRANK VER BECK'S BEARS IN MOTHER GOOSE LAND with new lines by Hanna Rion, old lines by Mother Goose herself. NY: George Doran, no date, circa 1910. 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, offsetting at hinges from old repair (not weak), a mark on the paste-on, VG+. Traditional Mother Goose characters and rhymes and original rhymes all involve a bevy of bears. Illustrated by Frank Ver Beck with marvelous color frontis plus 2-color, black & whites or half tones are on each page of Text. (Ver Beck was a noted cartoonist and the illustrator of Baum's New Wonderland and a Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus book). Printed on heavy coated paper. Quite scarce.

$650.00

BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS
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BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS

By DRAYTON, GRACE

DRAYTON, GRACE. DRAYTON,GRACE. THE BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS. NY: Eggars 1920. There are 12 miniature books written and illustrated by Drayton, in the original box. The books are in Fine condition, the box has a split on flaps but otherwise VG+. Each book is 8 pages long and measures 2 1/8 x 2 3/4", illustrated in color and each relates a different adventure of an adorable pair of baby bears: 1. Baby Bears & the Wishing Rings 7.Baby Bears & April Showers 2. Baby Bears & the Honey Pot 8.Baby Bears & Christmas 3 Baby Bears Visit To Grandma 9.Baby Bears & the Robbers 4. Baby Bears & the Snow Man 10.Baby Bears & Elly El 5. Baby Bears & the Valentines 11.Baby Bears & Weather Cock 6. Baby Bears & Mad March Hare 12.Baby Bears & Mrs. Kitty

$400.00

QUACKY DOODLES' AND DANNY DADDLES' BOOK
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QUACKY DOODLES' AND DANNY DADDLES' BOOK

By HUBBELL, ROSE STRONG

GRUELLE, JOHNNY. (GRUELLE,JOHNNY)illus. QUACKY DOODLES' AND DANNY DADDLES' BOOK by Rose String Hubbell. Chicago: Volland (1916, ninth printing). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, tail of spine chipped and some minor repair to spine, else tight, clean and VG+. The story centers around the toy duck named Quacky Doodles and his friend Teddy Bear and other toy friends. Illustrated in color on every page by Gruelle and with silhouette endpapers. One of the rarest if not the rarest Gruelle book.

$850.00

LITTLE DANNY - SERIES 1
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LITTLE DANNY - SERIES 1

JUSTINA. SHAPE BOOKS. LITTLE DANNY - SERIES 1. NY: Ramborn Productions, no date, circa 1950. Pictorial card holder contains 6 die-cut books. The holder measures 6 3/4 x 9 1/4", in near Fine condition. Inside are 6 charming shape books bound in flexible card covers, all illustrated with rich color lithographs by Justina. The titles are: Little Danny - a forest elf, cut in the shape of a mushroom; Teddy Bear who visits Doctor Michael in the forest, cut in the shape of a bear; The Story of the Grumpy Hen who is never satisfied, cut in the shape of a hen; Mike, The Monkey, a circus monkey who runs away for adventure, cut in the shape of a monkey; Mary, Lady Bug, a nurse-maid to the fairies and Bob Bright, a boy who plays baseball and breaks a window (this one illus. by Sigrid). All in fine condition and a rare set of books.

$400.00

BAG OF FUN
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BAG OF FUN

POP-UP. BAG OF FUN. Chicago: Whitehall 1951. There are 6 books (5 3/4 x 6 1/2"), stiff pictorial wraps in fine condition housed in the original cardboard carrying case (case repaired). The case simulates a piece of luggage with a handle for carrying. Each book has a great color pop-up inside the cover plus each book has either 2 or 3 additional books inserted into a pocket. The inserted books have various activities for the child to do. Titles include: Teddy and Dolly, Jumbo and Bunny, Birds of America, Puss and Chicky, Wild Animals and Farm Friends. Unusual and amazingly complete.

$300.00

WARM HEARTED POLAR BEAR
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WARM HEARTED POLAR BEAR

By MURPHY, ROBERT

SLOBODKIN, LOUIS. (SLOBODKIN,LOUIS)illus. THE WARM HEARTED POLAR BEAR by Robert Murphy. Boston: Little Brown (1957). 4to (7 3/4 x 10 1/4"). boards, Fine in frayed dust wrapper. Stated first edition. The story is about Whitey, a pet polar bear who was left in the Arctic. Wonderful full page and smaller color illustrations by Slobodkin. 1st editions in dust wrappers are extremely scarce.

$125.00

TEDDY-B AND TEDDY-G THE BEAR DETECTIVES
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TEDDY-B AND TEDDY-G THE BEAR DETECTIVES

By EATON, SEYMOUR

WIGHTMAN, FRANCIS AND WILLIAM SWEENY. EATON,SEYMOUR. TEDDY-B AND TEDDY-G THE BEAR DETECTIVES. NY: Edward Stern 1909 (1909). 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed grey boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p., some wear to corners and light spotting to covers else tight and near Fine. 1st edition. This time, these famous bears solve all of the mysteries of nursery rhymes (where did Little Bo Peep's sheep go, etc). Written in verse by Eaton and illustrated by FRANCIS WIGHTMAN AND WILLIAM SWEENY with 14 great color plates (more than are found in the reprints) plus a profusion of line illustrations throughout the text. This is the scarcest of all the Roosevelt Bear titles and a nice copy.

$700.00

BABY BEARS' PICNIC
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BABY BEARS' PICNIC

By JEWETT, JOHN HOWARD

PETHERICK, ROSA. (PETHERICK,ROSA)illus. BABY BEARS' PICNIC by John Howard Jewett. London & NY: Nister & Dutton, no date, circa 1908. 16mo (4 1/2 x 5 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed, light soil on rear cover else VG. Featuring 30 full page chromolithographs and 35 black and whites by Petherick showing the adventures of 3 baby bears with children, forest creatures, an elf and more. This is a title in Nister's Little Mother Series. See Peeps p. 145.

$250.00

VER BECK'S BOOK OF BEARS
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VER BECK'S BOOK OF BEARS

By VER BECK, FRANK

VER BECK, FRANK. BEARS. VER BECK'S BOOK OF BEARS. Philadelphia: Lippincott 1906 (1906). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight cover soil, wear to paper on hinges but not weak, VG+. 1st edition of this scarce and sought after title, illustrated by Frank Ver Beck with color plates with printed tissue guards and in sepia or half-tone on every page. The book features the misadventures of mischievous, humanized bears. This is a scarce book, especially in nice condition.

$450.00

BEGGING BEAR
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BEGGING BEAR

By ALLEN

MOE. BEARS. THE BEGGING BEAR by Philip S. Allen. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1932). Large oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 3/4"), red cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine condition in dust wrapper (piece off corner of front panel, neat internal mend on rear panel. This is a wonderful picture book containing THE BEGGING BEAR about King Bruin who loses everything and must beg in order to survive, plus SQUEAL, SQUEAK AND WEE WEE (each story approx 35 pages long) Illustrated by LOUIS MOE with 20 full page color illustrations (reminiscent of Leslie Brooke) plus several large black and whites. Moe was raised in Norway but studied and lived in Denmark where most of his books were originally published. Really nice.

$350.00

TEDDY BEARS ON ROLLERS
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TEDDY BEARS ON ROLLERS

By MORGAN.F.

MORGAN, F. BEARS. TEDDY BEARS ON ROLLERS by F. R. Morgan. Chicago: Donohue (1908). 8vo (6 1/2 x 7 3/4"), pictorial boards, slight bit of soil, near Fine. Illustrated in color on every page with the text relating the chaos that occurs when the Teddy Bears go roller skating. Rare.

$400.00

BUSY BEARS
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BUSY BEARS

By GUNN

BEARS. THE BUSY BEARS by George W. Gunn. Chicago: J.I. Austen 1907. Folio (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), pictorial wraps, light soil, VG+. The book tells about the mischief and adventures created by twin Teddy bears named Teddy and Freddy. Illustrated with 6 full page color illustrations plus 6 full page half-tones as well as line illustrations and color covers.

$350.00

TEDDY BEARS
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TEDDY BEARS

By SUTTON, ADAH LOUISE

SCHAEFER, A.J.. BEARS. TEDDY BEARS by Adah Louise Sutton. Akron: Saalfield (1907). 4to (7 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, 154p. + ads, paper on corners and spine show wear, some margin soil VG+. First edition. A family of teddy bears comes alive in the nursery in this detailed fantasy. Illustrated with 6 color plates, many line illustrations and pictorial covers by A.J. Schaffer. An early Teddy Bear book and very scarce in the first edition.

$500.00

TEDDY BEARS'HOUSE UNDERGROUND
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TEDDY BEARS'HOUSE UNDERGROUND

By MORGAN.F.

MORGAN, F. BEARS. THE TEDDY BEARS' HOUSE UNDERGROUND by F. R. Morgan. Chicago: Donohue (1908). 8vo (6 1/2 x 7 3/4"), pictorial boards, some wear to small part on spine end else VG+. Illustrated in color on every page with the text in verse under each picture. The story tells what happened when the Bears protected their den from intruders by spreading banana peels over the roof. Rare.

$400.00

BEARS
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BEARS

By KRAUSS, RUTH

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. BEARS by Ruth Krauss. NY: Harper Collins (2005). Oblong 4to (9 1/4 x 7 3/4"), new in dust wrapper. 1st edition, 1st printing. Krauss' book from 1948 is reinterpreted by Sendak with color illustrations filling every page.

$25.00

MONARCH THE BIG BEAR
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MONARCH THE BIG BEAR

By SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST

SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST. SETON,ERNEST THOMPSON. MONARCH THE BIG BEAR OF TALLAC. NY: Charles Scribner 1904 (Oct. 3 1904). 8vo (6 x 7 3/4"), blue gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, some light fade spots on cover else VG+. Stated 1st impression. Featuring 100 drawing by the author including 8 half-tone plates. Printed on good quality paper and a well made book.

$75.00

TEDDY BEAR AND OTHER SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
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TEDDY BEAR AND OTHER SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG

By MILNE, A.A.

SHEPARD, E.H.. MILNE,A.A. TEDDY BEAR AND OTHER SONGS FROM WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. London: Methuen (1926). Folio (10 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed boards, 43p., upper corners bumped else near Fine condition in VG dust wrapper with some fraying and old mends in corners. 1st edition. 14 verses from When We Were Very Young are set to music by H. Fraser Simson and illustrated by E.H. SHEPARD.

$300.00

ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD
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ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD

By EATON, SEYMOUR

CULVER, R.K.. BEARS. THE ROOSEVELT BEARS ABROAD. Philadelphia: Edward Stern 1908. 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p., some wear to corners and edges, clean, tight and VG+. 1st edition. Illustrated by R.K. CULVER with 15 color plates plus many black & whites. The Bears meet King Edward and travel in Europe. A nice copy.

$500.00

LITTLE BEAR WHO RAN AWAY FROM BRUINTOWN
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LITTLE BEAR WHO RAN AWAY FROM BRUINTOWN

By VER BECK, FRANK

VER BECK, FRANK. BEARS. THE LITTLE BEAR WHO RAN AWAY FROM BRUINTOWN by Frank Ver Beck. Boston: Small Maynard (1923). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/2"), 120p., cloth with pictorial paste-on, inscription on title and slightest bit of cover soil, near Fine. 1st edition. This is the story about an orphaned little bear who was abused in Bruintown so he left to find a better world. Written by Ver Beck and illustrated by him with 20 charming color plates. Scarce titles, especially in such nice condition.

$125.00

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

LENTZ, HAROLD. POP-UP. (BLUE RIBBON) GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. NY: Blue Ribbon (1934), 4to (7 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, VG - Fine. This is the great HAROLD LENTZ edition with 3 wonderful double-page pop-ups and with black & white illustrations by C. Carey Cloud.

$300.00

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