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LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO
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LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO

By BELL, M.C.

BELL, M.C.. CHINESE INTEREST. LITTLE YELLOW WANG-LO by M.C. Bell. London: Grant Richards 1903. 24mo (3 x 5"), variant brown cloth striped in maroon, 95p., VG+. Number 26 of the Dumpy Book series of which Little Black Sambo was number 4. Printed on one side of the page, each page of text faces a charming full page color illustration. The story deals with the adventures of a little Chinese boy,

$275.00

ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA
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ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA

By ARCHER, JEAN

ARCHER, JEAN. DUMPY BOOK. ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA by Jean Archer. London: Grant Richards 1902. 3 1/8 x 5", green striped cloth, 87p., some light cover soil and and spine slightly darkened else VG. 1st edition of Number 13 in the Dumpy Series of which Little Black Sambo was number 4. The story in verse is about two unusual stick creatures. Wonderfully illustrated by Archer with 22 color plates, each facing a page of text, printed on one side of the paper.

$200.00

THREE LITTLE FOXES
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THREE LITTLE FOXES

By TOURTEL, MARY

DUMPY BOOK. THE THREE LITTLE FOXES by Mary Tourtel. London: Grant Richards 1903. 16mo (3 1/4 x 5"), striped cloth, [95]p., slight bit of cover soil and hinges expertly and almost unnoticeably strengthened, clean, tight VG+. First edition of Number 21 of the Dumpy Book series (of which Little Black Sambo was #4). Printed on one side of the paper, each page of text faces a full page illustration. Featuring 24 charming full page color illustrations by Mary Tourtel who went on to create the character of Rupert the Bear. The story stars three humanized foxes who embark on an adventure to save a princess. Wonderful. Very scarce.

$350.00

BAD FAMILY AND OTHER STORIES
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BAD FAMILY AND OTHER STORIES

By FENWICK, MRS

DUMPY BOOK. BAD FAMILY AND OTHER STORIES by Mrs. Fenwick. Lond.: Grant Richards 1898. 16mo, green striped cloth, top edge gilt, 151p., slight cover soil else near fine. 1st edition of the 3rd Dumpy Book (of which series Little Black Sambo was number 4). 12 stories for a young child including the Good Family and Limby Lumpy, or the Boy who was spoiled by his Mamma. Illus. with pictorial endpapers. Nice copy of an early title in the series.

$200.00

OOGLEY OO
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OOGLEY OO

By WOODHOUSE, S.C.

SICHEL, GERALD. DUMPY BOOK IMITATION. THE OOGLEY OO a story told in pictures by Gerald Sichel with text by S.C. Woodhouse. London: Swan Sonnenschein, no date, circa 1902. 16mo, pictorial cloth, 89p., some slight wear, VG+. The story told in verse is about a naughty (and odd) little OOGLEY OO boy. Featuring full page color illustrations opposite each page of text by GERALD SICHEL. The Oogley Oo book is the first title in a series that is an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of the Dumpy Books in that they are done in the same size and format as the Dumpy's. See Quayle's "Early Children's Books" p. 178 for photo. This is the first title in the series.

$325.00

PINK KNIGHT

By MONSELL, J.R.

MONSELL, J.R.. DUMPY BOOK. THE PINK KNIGHT by J. R. Monsell. Lond:Chatto & Windus nd ca 1910, 3rd ed.. 16mo, pict. bds, pict. paste-on, 95p., fine in chipped dustwrapper. Printed on glossy paper on one side of the paper, each page of text faces a marvelous full page, bold color illus. by the author. Very simple story line with only a few words per page. This was first issued in 1901 by Grant Richards as a Dumpy book and then by Chatto and Windus as one of the eight Dumpy titles they chose to reprint when Grant Richards went out of business.

$175.00

MONTY THE MONKEY
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MONTY THE MONKEY

By HALL.G.P.

HALL, GWEN. DUMPY BOOK IMITATION. MONTY THE MONKEY by G. Hall. Bombay: Tahacker 1943. 12mo, 61p., cloth backed pictorial boards, VG. Thacker's Dumpy Books No. 6. A Little Black Sambo imitation, each page of text in large type faces a full page illustration in line by G.P. Hall. A curious book.

$200.00

STORY OF THE TEASING MONKEY
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STORY OF THE TEASING MONKEY

By BANNERMAN, HELEN

BANNERMAN, HELEN. BANNERMAN,HELEN. THE STORY OF THE TEASING MONKEY. NY: Stokes 1907. 12mo, cloth backed pictorial boards, 142p., some cover soil and corners worn else VG+. 1st American edition, in the Dumpy format printed on one side of the paper only. This is the story of a mischievous little monkey named Jacko, written by the author of Little Black Sambo. Illustrated by Bannerman in color throughout. Very scarce.

$875.00