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KITS AND CATS - WITH LOUIS WAIN IN PUSSYLAND

By GALE, NORMAN

WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. KITS AND CATS [on cover]. WITH LOUIS WAIN IN PUSSYLAND by Norman Gale. London : Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1912. Folio (8 x 15 1/2"), stiff pictorial card covers with top die-cut in a cat shape. Small corner of covers restored, strengthened, VG+. Illustrated by Wain with color covers, 4 large and incredible full page color illustrations of cats at play, and with great line illustrations on all other pages. A title in Father Tuck's Hurrah Series. A nice copy of a rare and fragile Wain book.

$1250.00

A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX
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A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX

By PARKER, B.

PARKER, N.. (PARKER,N.)illus. THE A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX by B. Parker. London & Edinburgh: Chambers, no date, circa 1912. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, edges rubbed and some wear to paper on spine, a few minor margin mends, VG+. The story told in verse relates the competition and rivalry between 3 adorable Scottie puppies and 3 wonderful kittens who are neighbors. Illustrated by N. Parker with 24 chromolithographed plates plus numerous brown line illustrations on every page of text, as well as pictorial endpapers. A terrific picture book.

$650.00

ORLANDO'S COUNTRY PEEPSHOW
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ORLANDO'S COUNTRY PEEPSHOW

By HALE, KATHLEEN

HALE, KATHLEEN. POP-UP. ORLANDO'S COUNTRY PEEPSHOW by Kathleen Hale. London: Folding Books (1947). 12mo (5 x 5 3/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest bit of edge rubbing else near Fine. Illustrated by Hale with 4 wonderful color 3 dimensional pop-up scenes. When the book is opened up so that front and back covers touch, they can be secured with the string ties and the scenes emerge forming a circular shape. Extremely scarce.

$650.00

FROLICS IN FAIRYLAND
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FROLICS IN FAIRYLAND

By FLOYD, GRACE

WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. FROLICS IN FAIRYLAND by Grace Floyd. London: Tuck, no date, circa 1905. Folio (9 1/2 x 13 1/8"), stiff pictorial card covers, some inconspicuous spine strengthening, small corner repair, VG+. This is a fabulous Wain book wherein 12 favorite fairy tale characters are portrayed by his cats. Featuring 12 full page color plates plus color covers - (the front cover illustration is not repeated in the text) and 2 line illustrations. Included are: Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Bluebeard, Robin Hood, Sindbad, Aladdin, Robinson Crusoe, Forty Thieves, Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Sleeping Beauty and Jack the Giant Killer. Incredible and rare!

$2200.00

ROBBER KITTEN
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ROBBER KITTEN

NEILL, J.R.. (NEILL,JOHN R.)illus. THE ROBBER KITTEN. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus (1904). 16mo (4 1/4 x 5 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 94p., Fine in slightly worn VG+ dust wrapper. An Altemus Wee Book for Wee Folks, this is illustrated by Neill with 22 full page and partial page color illustrations.

$225.00

WHAT HAPPENED TO FLUFFY

By CUNNINGHAM, VIRGINIA

WINSHIP, FLORENCE SARAH. CATS. WHAT HAPPENED TO FLUFFY by Virginia Cunningham. Racine: Whitman 1948. 4to (8 x 11 1/4"), pictorial boards, Fine in dust wrapper. This is the story about what happens when Fluffy the black kitten moves to another town. Featuring wonderful color lithographs by Florence Sarah Winship. All of the illustrations of the kitten feature real black flocked material so the child can have a tactile experience while enjoying the story. Great copy.

$100.00

ALGONQUIN CAT
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ALGONQUIN CAT

By SCHAFFNER, VAL

KNIGHT, HILARY. (KNIGHT,HILARY)illus. ALGONQUIN CAT by Val Schaffner. NY: Delacorte (1980). 8vo (6 3/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth, fine in price clipped dust wrapper. Stated 1st printing. This is the story of Hamlet, the uncommonly intelligent cat, who lives at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Illustrated by Knight with color dust wrapper and with many wonderful full and partial page black & whites. LAID IN IS A ONE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM KNIGHT writing a cordial letter a fan.

$95.00

PUSS IN BOOTS
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PUSS IN BOOTS

By KAUFFMAN, REGINALD

FAIRY TALES. PUSS IN BOOTS: a ballad arrangement for young children by Reginald Kauffman. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus (1922). 16mo (4 1/4 x 5 1/2"), 62p., cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, few small ink spots on endpaper, small fade area on rear cover, VG. Every page of text faces a lovely full page color illustration. A title in the Altemus Wee Books for Wee Folks series.

$75.00

APRIL'S KITTENS
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APRIL'S KITTENS

By NEWBERRY, CLARE

NEWBERRY. NEWBERRY,CLARE TURLAY. APRIL'S KITTENS. NY: Harper Brothers 1940 (1940). 4to, (9x11"), tan cloth, slight cover soil else VG+ in frayed and soiled dust wrapper (not price clipped, no medal). Stated First edition. This wonderful story is about a little girl's difficult decision - which of 4 kittens to keep. Featuring beautiful full page color lithographs on every other page. Includes an extra plate at the end of the book that detaches for framing. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY NEWBERRY, CALDECOTT HONOR. From the collection of Marian Young, noted librarian and member of the Caldecott Award Selection Committee, her name on endpaper

$250.00

MILLIONS OF CATS
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MILLIONS OF CATS

By GAG, WANDA

GAG, WANDA. GAG,WANDA. MILLIONS OF CATS. NY: Coward McCann 1928 (1928). Oblong 4to (9 1/4 x 6 3/4"), yellow pictorial boards, slightest bit of dusting else Fine fine in VG, lightly soiled dust wrapper with slight fraying at spine ends. 1st edition, 1st issue of Gag's most popular book, (with Jersey City Printing on copyright page). Illustrated with pictorial endpapers plus beautiful black and white lithos throughout in Gag's unique stlye. A perfect blend of minimal text and expressive illustrations that have made this a classic. NEWBERY HONOR. Firstg issues are very hard ti find.

$2000.00

IN CATLAND
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IN CATLAND

WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. IN CATLAND. London: John Shaw, no date, circa 1915. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed decorative, flexible card covers, pictorial paste-on, Fine. This rare Wain title features 4 wonderful mounted color plates on dark grey paper (one of which is also on the cover), 3 full page black & whites, 4 half-page black & whites and 10 smaller black and whites in text. This is a remarkable copy, rare.

$1850.00

ANGUS AND THE CAT
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ANGUS AND THE CAT

By FLACK, MARJORIE

FLACK, MARJORIE. FLACK,MARJORIE. ANGUS AND THE CAT. NY: Doubleday Doran 1931 (1931). Oblong 8vo, pictorial boards, near Fine in dust wrapper with rectagular pieces off blank edge of dw flap. Stated 1st ed. The second of Flack's marvelous picture books about this little Scottie, with bold color illustrations on every page. See Bader p. 61-3.

$850.00

WHEN JENNY LOST HER SCARF - MOCK-UP PLUS 2 INSCRIBED BOOKS
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WHEN JENNY LOST HER SCARF - MOCK-UP PLUS 2 INSCRIBED BOOKS

By AVERILL, ESTHER

AVERILL, ESTHER. AVERILL,ESTHER. WHEN JENNY LOST HER SCARF - INSCRIBED MOCK-UP PLUS 2 INSCRIBED BOOKS. Offered here is Averill's dummy for "When Jenny Lost Her Scarf", Jenny's First Party and The Adventures of Jack Ninepins all INSCRIBED BY AVERILL to the same person. A. The mock-up of When Jenny Lost Her Scarf, published by Harper & Brothers in 1951. It measures 5 x 7 1/2", crudely bound in paper over boards. There is soil and offsetting from glue, part of title missing on cover, complete but for one illustration overall VG for this type of pre-published item. The text and pictures are printed but cut out and glued into place. There are many notes and changes in Averill's hand and she has hand-colored the sections of the pictures that she wanted colored. The lettering and illustration on the cover are hand done. It is inscribed "For Pat and Charles from Esther." B. Jenny's First Party - First edition (correct price, no ads for later titles) published by Harper & Brothers in 1948. Slim 8vo (5 x 7 1/2"), cloth, VG in soiled dust wrapper repaired on the verso. This is the third book about Jenny. Inscribed "For Pat, Charles and Tobey's friends with greetings from Edther and Jenny. C. The Adventures of Jack Ninepins published by Harper & Brothers in 1944. 8vo ( 6 1/4 x 8 1/2"), cloth, VG in soiled dust wrapper with mends on verso. Stated first edition. This is the story of a humanized bowling pin that travels to Paris. Inscribed "For Peggy and Pat from Brother Rat. New York 1945." This is a wonderful representation of Averill's work. Inscribed material by her is rare and this mock-up even rarer still.

$1350.00

PUSS IN BOOTS
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PUSS IN BOOTS

By PERRAULT

EICHENBERG, FRITZ. (EICHENBERG,FRITZ)illus. PUSS IN BOOTS by Charles Perrault. NY: Holiday House 1936. 16mo, (3 1/2 x 5"), cloth backed pictorial boards, VG-Fine. Designed by Helen Gentry (formerly of the Grabhorn Press) who set the type by hand and designed the endpapers. Printed by Rudge and illustrated with woodcuts by FRITZ EICHENBERG from his original woodblocks. This was his first book after coming to America. A well executed little "Stocking Book" book for little hands. Selected as one of the Fifty Books of the Year by the AIGA. Bader (p.212) describes the books in this series as "revolutionary little revivals.

$200.00

FOL-DE-ROL IN ANIMAL LAND
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FOL-DE-ROL IN ANIMAL LAND

CAMPBELL, LANG. PICTURE BOOK. FOL-DE-ROL IN ANIMAL LAND. Newark: Charles Graham 1927. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, fine in frayed dust wrapper. This is a lovely 1920's picture book for the youngest child with realistic full page color illustrations of a variety of animals and great fanciful full page brown line illus. by Lang Campbell (unsigned).

$200.00

WHAT MIRANDA KNEW
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WHAT MIRANDA KNEW

By ADSHEAD, GLADYS

JONES, ELIZABETH ORTON. (JONES,ELIZABETH ORTON)illus. WHAT MIRANDA KNEW by Gladys Adshead. NY: Oxford University Press (1944). 8vo (6 1/4 x 6 3/4"), cloth, Fine in VG dust wrapper with chip on top of spine. 1st edition. The story is about a little old woman and a little old man and how their cat Miranda saved the day. Featuring wonderful full page color illustrations throughout by Jones - delicate and charming. An uncommon and lovely Jones title.

$125.00

MY STORY BOOK LIBRARY
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MY STORY BOOK LIBRARY

By bannerman

EULALIE. FAIRY TALES. MY STORY BOOK LIBRARY. NY: Platt & Munk, 1932 or 1934, in a box dated 1940. 16 books 8vo (6 3/4 x 8"), pictorial wraps, neat owner name else near Fine in original pictorial box (box flaps reinforced , VG). Containing the following titles: CINDERELLA, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, PUSS IN BOOTS, PETER PAN, DICK WHITTINGTON, THREE LITTLE PIGS, TOM THUMB, GINGERBREAD BOY, THREE BEARS, THE FIRST CIRCUS, CHICKEN LITTLE, JACK & THE BEANSTALK, PETER RABBIT, ROOSTER,MOUSE & LITTLE RED HEN, LITTLE RED HEN & THE GRAIN OF WHEAT AND LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Each book features wonderful color illustrations by Eulalie. Not often found complete. All 16 for...

$200.00

BALLAD OF TANGLE STREET
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BALLAD OF TANGLE STREET

By BACON, PEGGY

BACON, PEGGY. BACON,PEGGY. THE BALLAD OF TANGLE STREET. NY: Macmillan 1929 (1929). Oblong 11 3/4 x 9", cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed else near Fine in very lightly soiled, slightly frayed but VG+ dust wrapper. First edition. The story of a cat and a street, told in verse and illustrated with wonderful full page pen drawings opposite each page of text. Bader says (p. 26) "Like Little Machinery, the Ballad of Tangle Street is singular; and though late in date, as a maverick it is part of the irregular twenties." Scarce and a beautiful copy.

$325.00

CONTES DE PERRAULT
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CONTES DE PERRAULT

By PERRAULT

LORIOUX, FELIX. (LORIOUX,FELIX)illus. CONTES DE PERRAULT. Paris: Hachette (1926). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, (72)p., corners worn and some rear cover soil else clean and VG. Containing Puss In Boots, Tom Thumb and Cinderella . Magnificently illustrated 32 full page color illustrations and many in-text color illustrations with Lorioux's characteristic flair and humor.

$250.00

LITTLE BOOK OF PUSSY CATS
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LITTLE BOOK OF PUSSY CATS

WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. A LITTLE BOOK OF PUSSY CATS. London: Sands & Co., no date, owner inscription dated 1918. 12mo (3 3/4 x 5 1/4"), pictorial cloth, 92p., very light rear cover soil and paper toning on edges, VG+. 21 verses about cats engaging in various activities. Illustrated by Wain with 21 black and white plates of cats. This reprints Wain's book from circa 1908, part of the Little Folks Library with illustrations in red and black.

$300.00

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