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LES FLEURS ANIMEES
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LES FLEURS ANIMEES

By GRANDVILLE, J.J.

GRANDVILLES, J.J.. (GRANDVILLE,J.J.)illus. LES FLEURS ANIMEES. Introduction par Alph. Karr, texte par Taxile Delord. Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, no date, 1st edition early printing (circa 1850?). Two volumes, 260, 236p. 4to (7 3/4 x 10 5/8"), publisher's black cloth with stunning pictorial covers and spine by Haarhaus, all edges gilt, scattered foxing else a VG+, bright copy. Featuring 50 magnificent hand-colored engraved plates, 2 hand-colored title pages with guards and 2 black & white engravings of botanicals. Each color plate showcases Grandville's marvelous humanized flowers. A bright and beautiful copy in a stunning trade binding.

$2000.00

FLOWER CHILDREN
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FLOWER CHILDREN

By GORDON, ELIZABETH

ROSS, PENNY. VOLLAND. (ROSS,PENNY) FLOWER CHILDREN by Elizabeth Gordon. Chicago: Volland (1910, 34th edition). 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), pictorial boards, FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (slight split on corner else VG+). Illustrated by M.T. [PENNY] ROSS with color pictorial endpapers plus color illustrations on every page with verse below. Each picture depicts a different humanized flower. A great copy.

$300.00

LORAINE AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE
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LORAINE AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE

By GORDON, ELIZABETH

ROSS, PENNY. FAIRIES. LORAINE AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE by Elizabeth Gordon. Chicago: Rand McNally (1915). 8vo (6 1/4 x 7 3/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, a Fine copy. 1st edition, 1st printing. Loraine meets the fairies of the waves, frost, sleep and more. Illustrated by PENNY ROSS with 17 full page color illustrations and 16 full page black and whites plus a few smaller illustrations. Each page of text faces a charming picture full of detail. Well printed on coated paper, this is a great copy.

$300.00

ANIMAL ANALOGUES
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ANIMAL ANALOGUES

By WOOD, ROBERT WILLIAMS

WOOD, ROBERT WILLIAMS. WOOD,ROBERT WILLIAMS. ANIMAL ANALOGUES by the author of HOW TO TELL THE BIRDS FROM THE FLOWERS. San Francisco: Paul Elder (1908). 8vo (6 x 7 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge fading else near Fine. On each page, the author has drawn a picture of a bird, animal or object next to which is a flower, bird or object that resembles it. The humorous text is in rhyme. For instance there is a drawing of a cat shown next to an octopus that looks like the cat titled "The Puss and the Octo-pus". Clever.

$85.00

HOW TO TELL THE BIRDS FROM THE FLOWERS
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HOW TO TELL THE BIRDS FROM THE FLOWERS

By WOOD, ROBERT WILLIAMS

WOOD, ROBERT WILLIAMS. WOOD,ROBERT WILLIAMS. HOW TO TELL THE BIRDS FROM THE FLOWERS and other wood-cuts: A Revised Manual of Flornithology for Beginners. NY: Dodd Mead (1917). 8vo (6 1/ x 7 3/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, near Fine in dust wrapper (half of front flap cut else dw is VG). Originally published in 1907, this is a revised edition. On each page, the author has drawn a picture of a bird, animal or object next to which is a flower, bird or object that resembles it. The humorous text is in rhyme. For instance there is a drawing of a bird named A Blue Mountain Lory shown next to a Blue Morning Glory that resembles the bird. Nice copy.

$125.00

FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN
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FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN

By SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

CRANE, WALTER. (CRANE,WALTER)illus. FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN. London: Cassell 1906. 4to, (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, one corner bumped, Fine IN DUST WRAPPER. Printed on frenchfold paper, each leaf features a magnificent full page color portrayal of a humanized flower with reference to the Shakespeare play in which the flower is mentioned (40 in all). A fantastic copy, rare in the dust wrapper.

$875.00

ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY: 4 BOOKS IN BOX
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ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY: 4 BOOKS IN BOX

By DEIHL, EDNA GROFF

STONE, VERA. BOXED LIBRARY. THE ENTERTAINMENT LIBRARY: FOUR JUST RIGHT BOOKS. Chicago: Albert Whitman (1924). Housed in the original publisher's pictorial box are 4 books in dust wrappers in Fine condition. The box has small piece off top else VG. Books are 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 1/4"), cloth with pictorial paste-ons, text in a large font for easy reading. Includes the following: a. FLOWER AND BERRY BABIES by Edna Groff Diehl. Tales where flowers and berries come alive. Profusely illustrated with full page and in-text color illustrations by VERA STONE. b. THE DINNER THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE by Roy Judson Snell. An Eskimo story based on real children. Full page and in-text color illustrations by Sarah K. Smith. c. COZY CORNER TALES by Clara Denton. 9 original fairy tales illustrated with more than 25 full page and smaller color illustrations by J.T. Cochran. d. THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Laura Rountree Smith. 12 stories with over 30 full page and smaller illustrations by Mildred Lyons. It is rare to find this set complete, especially in such nice condition.

$600.00

FLORAL FAIRIES: THE LITTLE MISS HOLLIES
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FLORAL FAIRIES: THE LITTLE MISS HOLLIES

By ROBINSON, GERTRUDE INA

CARTER, F.A.. FAIRIES. FLORAL FAIRIES: THE LITTLE MISS HOLLIES by Gertrude Ina Robinson. NY: Floral Fairy Pub. Co. 1912. Oblong 4to (11 5/8 x 8 7/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards. Slight cover soil else near fine. A charming book about holly plants that come alive at Christmas time, illustrated by F.A. CARTER with 8 color plates. A song with musical notation is at the end of the book. Very scarce.

$300.00

FLOWER BOOK
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FLOWER BOOK

MORPURGO, IDA BOHATTA. FAIRIES. THE FLOWER BOOK trans. by June Head. NY: Herbert Dubler 1946. 16mo (4 5 3/4"), pictorial boards, VG+. This is a charming book with flower fairies and humanized flowers. Featuring 12 lovely full page illustrations by IDA BOHATTA MORPURGO. Each of the text pages features a rhyme about a specific type of flower with its characteristics.

$85.00

FAIRY FLOWERS
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FAIRY FLOWERS

By NEWMAN, ISADORA

POGANY, WILLY. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. FAIRY FLOWERS: nature legends of facts and fantasy by Isidora Newman. NY: Henry Holt (1926), curiously this has New York Oxford University Press on top of Holt on the title page. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), cloth backed boards with a floral design. Spine lightly toned, crease in one plate else VG. Illustrated with 15 beautiful tipped-in color plates and 15 lovely full page black & whites to accompany the fantasy tales of flower fairies and princesses.

$300.00

PRINCE DANDE LION
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PRINCE DANDE LION

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. PRINCE DANDE LION: a Garden Whim-Wham. Sydney: A Ure Smith (1953). 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 117p., thin stain on top edge of some pages, slight cover fading else VG IN DUST WRAPPER (dw worn at flap fold, top edge stain). 1st edition, A fantasy including old friends Bib and Bub and introducing Prince Dande Lion who has many adventures when he sets off to see the world. Featuring fabulous humanized flowers, this is illustrated by Gibbs with 4 color plates, 12 full page black & whites and many black & whites in text. Quite scarce in dust wrapper. Muir p.337.

$600.00

ORCHARD FAIRIES
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ORCHARD FAIRIES

By WEBB, MARION ST. JOHN

TARRANT, MARGARET. (TARRANT,MARGARET)illus. THE ORCHARD FAIRIES by Marion St. John Webb. London: Modern Art Soc., no date [1928]. 12mo (4 1/2 x 6 1/4"), boards, fine lightly soiled but excellent dust wrapper. 1st edition, 1st printing (listed last in ads, 2/ price). Featuring 6 very beautiful tipped-in color plates, many blue text illustrations and pictorial endpapers all portraying adorable fruit fairies. Nice first editions in dust wrapper are very scarce.

$350.00

ENCHANTED CASTLE:A BOOK OF FAIRY TALES FROM FLOWERLAND
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ENCHANTED CASTLE:A BOOK OF FAIRY TALES FROM FLOWERLAND

By JAMES, HARTWELL

NEILL, JOHN R.. (NEILL,JOHN R.)illus. THE ENCHANTED CASTLE: A BOOK OF FAIRY TALES FROM FLOWERLAND edited with an intro. by Hartwell James. Philadelphia: Altemus (1906). 5 x 7", pictorial cloth, 123p. + [2]p. ads, Fine. Fairy tales with a flower theme are illustrated with 40 lovely full and partial page illustrations in red and black - lovely art nouveau style drawings. A very scarce Neill title.

$275.00

MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND
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MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND

By SADLER, MARIE

ROSS, M.T.(PENNY). (ROSS,M.T.)(PENNY)illus. MAMMA'S ANGEL CHILD IN TOYLAND by Marie Sadler. Chicago: Rand McNally (1915). 6 1/2 x 8 3/4"vo, boards, pictorial paste-on, 115p., near Fine in dust wrapper. 1st edition. The story is little Esther's involved fantasy trip to Toyland ruled by King Noah. She escapes with the help of humanized flowers and the rain witch. Illustrated by Ross with 24 fabulous full page color illustrations plus numerous smaller color illustrations and wonderfully detailed black & whites all throughout the text. A very scarce book by Ross who is perhaps best known for his humanized flowers in his Volland work with Elizabeth Gordon. M.T. Ross nicknamed "Penny", was an illustrator and comic artist in the early twentieth century. He lived in Oak Park, Illinois and had his studio in downtown Chicago. He was one of the first co-workers of Walt Disney, as well as a close friend of R.F. Outcault, with whom he developed 'Buster Brown'. M.T. "Penny" Ross moved to Southern California in 1926 to work for RKO and other studios as a set designer. This is a fantastic copy, rare in the dust wrapper.

$425.00

GUM-NUT BABIES
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GUM-NUT BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. GUM BLOSSOM BABIES. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, no date, circa 1917. 8vo, brown wood grain wraps, brown string ties, color paste-on, 14 leaves plus covers, owner name dated 1917, Fine condition. (printed by Penfold). Illustrated with 2 color plates (color plate on cover, color frontis which is different from cover) and 11 sepia plates - all depicting adorable humanized gumnut children. Text is in verse. A lovely copy. Muir p.328.

$275.00

FAIRY FLOWERS
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FAIRY FLOWERS

By NEWMAN, ISADORA

POGANY, WILLY. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. FAIRY FLOWERS: nature legends of facts and fantasy by Isidora Newman. NY: Henry Holt (1926). 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), cloth backed boards with a floral design, FINE IN ORIGINAL DUSTWRAPPER. Illustrated with 15 beautiful tipped-in color plates (2 with slight corner crease) and 15 lovely full page black & whites to accompany the fantasy tales of flower fairies and princesses. Beautiful copy!

$475.00

FLORA'S FEAST
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FLORA'S FEAST

By CRANE, WALTER

CRANE, WALTER. CRANE,WALTER. FLORA'S FEAST. London: Cassell 1889. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 40p. + ads, tips worn else VG+. 1st ed. Written and illustrated by Crane, there are beautiful color illustrations on every page - all portraying humanized flowers. Printed on one side of paper (frenchfold), and a very lovely book.

$400.00

IN MY GARDEN
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IN MY GARDEN

By THOMPSON, CAROL

THOMPSON, CAROL. THOMPSON,CAROL. IN MY GARDEN. London: Julia Macrae (1991). 8vo (7 x 8"), glazed pictorial boards, As new condition. 1st edition. Every item in a chubby young pig's garden is pictured and described. Illustrated in color by the author on every page.

$20.00

LES FLEURS ANIMEES
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LES FLEURS ANIMEES

By GRANDVILLE, J.J.

GRANDVILLES, J.J.. (GRANDVILLE,J.J.)illus. LES FLEURS ANIMEES. Introduction par Alph. Karr, texte par Taxile Delord. Paris: Garnier Freres 1867, new edition with plates retouched for engraving and coloring by M. Maubert. Two volumes, 4to (7 1/2 x 10 1/2"), publisher's green leather spine and cloth, all edges gilt, 339,324p. Light cover rubbing, faint corner stain on first few leaves of volume one else a tight, clean VG+ set. Illustrated with 50 magnificent hand-colored plates plus 2 hand-colored title pages, each plate depicting Grandville's marvelous humanized flowers. Also includes many smaller black & white engravings as well as pictorial initials. A bright and beautiful copy.

$2000.00

FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN
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FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN

By SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM

CRANE, WALTER. (CRANE,WALTER)illus. FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN. London: Cassell 1906. 4to, (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest bit of edge wear, Fine. Printed on frenchfold paper, each leaf features a magnificent full page color portrayal of a humanized flower with reference to the Shakespeare play in which the flower is mentioned. A particularly nice copy.

$600.00

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