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MAGIC FLUTES
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MAGIC FLUTES

By KOZISEK, JOSEF

MATES, RUDOLF. (MATES,RUDOLF)illus. THE MAGIC FLUTES by Josef Kozisek. NY. London & Toronto: Longmans Green, 1929. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge wear else VG+. This is the tale of a family of poor, humanized mice whose father teaches each of his 8 sons how to play a magic flute and then sends them out into the world to spread happiness. There is a colorful border on each page of text and many, many striking, vibrantly colored full page + in text illustrations that almost seem to be hand-done. One of the best picture books for children. See Mahoney et. al p.136 and Five Years of Childrens Books p.76.

$475.00

PUNKY DUNK'S PLAYMATES
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PUNKY DUNK'S PLAYMATES

By HERR, CHARLOTTE

BEEM, FRANCES. VOLLAND. PUNKY DUNK'S PLAYMATES. Chicago: Volland, (1913). Offered here are three books in pictorial boards 4 1/2 x 6 1/4" in Fine condition with the original box fine as well. Written by Charlotte Herr and illustrated in color by Frances Beem. Includes: How Freckle Frog Made Herself Pretty, Wise Mamma Goose and The Unselfish Pig. The color illustrations are charming. Very scarce in such nice condition in the box.

$600.00

FROG WENT A-COURTIN'
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FROG WENT A-COURTIN'

By LANGSTAFF, JOHN

ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. (ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR)illus. FROG WENT A-COURTIN' by John Langstaff. NY: Harcourt Brace (1955). 8 1/2 x 11", boards, Fine in VG+ dust wrapper with tiny hole in spine and slightest bit of rubbing. Stated 1st edition. A 400 year old Scottish story-song is here made into a story. Illustrated by Rojan with fabulous lithographs that bring the tale to life. Caldecott Award Winner. This is one of the rarest first editions Caldecott winners.

$1350.00

GORKY RISES
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GORKY RISES

By STEIG, WILLIAM

STEIG, WILLIAM. STEIG,WILLIAM. GORKY RISES. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux (1980). 4to (8 1/2 x 11"), cloth, Fine in VG dust wrapper with2 closed tears and slight bit of fraying to head of backstrip. Stated 1st edition. Gorky, a young frog, has an amazing adventure with a magic potion. Great color illustrations throughout.

$75.00

KERMIT & CLEOPATRA
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KERMIT & CLEOPATRA

By WILLIAMS, GREGORY

VENNING, SUE. MUPPETS. KERMIT & CLEOPATRA by Gregory Williams. NY: Muppet Press / Random House (1981 1-10 code). 4to (8 1/8 x 11 1/4"), glazed pictorial boards, as new condition. 1st edition. Illustrated in color by Sue Venning starring the Muppets: Miss Piggy is Cleopatra.

$20.00

TOBY TWIRL RESCUES PRINCE APRICOT
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TOBY TWIRL RESCUES PRINCE APRICOT

By HODGETTS, SHEILA

JEFFREY, E.. HODGETTS,SHEILA. TOBY TWIRL RESCUES PRINCE APRICOT. London: Samson Low Marston, no date, circa 1947. Folio (9 1/4 x 14"), pictorial wraps, slightest bit of cover soil else near Fine. With the help of an Ancient Dame, Toby (a pig) rescues Prince Apricot. He then rescues Ancient Dame's grand-daughter from the palace of Raj-Pat-U. Illustrated with color lithographs on every page by E. Jeffrey. Rare title.

$225.00

TOBY TWIRL IN POGLAND
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TOBY TWIRL IN POGLAND

By HODGETTS, SHEILA

JEFFREY, E.. HODGETTS,SHEILA. TOBY TWIRL IN POGLAND. London: Samson Low Marston, no date, circa 1947. Folio (9 1/4 x 14"), pictorial wraps, slightest bit of cover soil else near Fine. Toby (a pig) rescues Princess Flower from a wicked witch and breaks the spell of sleep which lies over Pogland. Illustrated with color lithographs on every page by E. Jeffrey.

$225.00

DISCONTENTED FROGS
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DISCONTENTED FROGS

MCLOUGHLIN. McLOUGHLIN PUB. THE DISCONTENTED FROGS. NY: McLoughlin Bros. no date, circa 1875. Oblong 4to, 10 1/2 x 9", narrow stain in margin of a few pages and neat spine strengthening else VG+. One of the most wonderful McLoughlin publications, this contains 6 large full page chromolithographs to accompany a very lengthy tale in verse about the plight of a group of frogs. They leave the security of the pond for the promise of a better life in the city only to encounter horror and eventual extermination. Not a happy story.

$475.00

FROGMORTON
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FROGMORTON

By COLLING, SUSAN

SHEPARD, ERNEST. (SHEPARD,ERNEST)illus. FROGMORTON by Susan Colling. NY: Alfred Knopf 1956. 8vo (5 1/2 x 8"), pictorial cloth, 148p. Fine in dust wrapper (VG dw frayed at spine ends and corner). Stated 1st American edition. Frederick Fitzherbert Frog invites Timothy Ptolemy Tortoise to spend the holidays. A marvelous story with pictorial endpapers, pictorial cover and charming line illustrations all throughout the text by Shepard.

$75.00

THREE LITTLE FROGS
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THREE LITTLE FROGS

By MEE, JOHN

RAE, JOHN. VOLLAND. THE THREE LITTLE FROGS by John Mee. Chic: Volland (1924 14th printing). 8vo, pictorial boards, fine with Volland ad laid-in. A Volland Sunny Book, illustrated by JOHN RAE with pictorial endpapers plus full page and in-text color illustrations. Great copy.

$150.00

JEREMY FISHER'S PAINTING BOOK
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JEREMY FISHER'S PAINTING BOOK

By POTTER, BEATRIX

POTTER, BEATRIX. POTTER,BEATRIX. JEREMY FISHER'S PAINTING BOOK from the Original Designs by Beatrix Potter. London & NY: Fredereick Warne and Co., no date, ca 1950. Small 4to (6 5/8 x 7 5/8"), blue pictorial boards, Fine and unused. Pictorial paste-down and title page followed by 15 full page color illustrations, each faced with the same picture in outline meant to be colored by the child. Two additional pages in the center of the book are only in outline for the child to color however he/she would like. The text is an abridged version of the story. Great copy.

$200.00

THREE LITTLE FROGS
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THREE LITTLE FROGS

By MEE, JOHN

RAE, JOHN. VOLLAND. (RAE,JOHN) THE THREE LITTLE FROGS by John Mee. Chicago: Volland (1924 no additional printings). 8vo, (6 x 7 1/2"), pictorial boards, VG+ IN PICTORIAL BOX. First edition of this Volland Sunny Book, illustrated by JOHN RAE with pictorial endpapers plus full page and in-text color illustrations.

$325.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FRONT COVER ART]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FRONT COVER ART]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FRONT COVER ART]. Offered here is the watercolor used on the front cover of Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 8 1/2" wide x 11". Admiral Frog in his tri-cornered hat is standing on the gangplank of his ship with a caterpillar at his side. There is a white box on the top part where the title would appear. Wonderful. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$1000.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FROG & MISS MOUSIE IN PARK]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FROG & MISS MOUSIE IN PARK]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [FROG AND MISS MOUSIE IN PARK p. [5]]. Offered here is the full page watercolor used opposite the second page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 7" wide x 9 1/4", signed. Admiral Frog and Miss Mousie are in a lush manicured garden, gazing at a large statue of Uncle Rat. Two little mice are playing croquet in the background. Charming. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$1000.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF] p. [22]]. Offered here is a half page watercolor used in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration is oval and measures 6" wide x 4", signed. A baby mouse is handing back a book to its mother (appears below the last page of text). Charming. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$325.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE MICE IN A PEAPOD BOAT] p. [2]. Offered here is the half page watercolor used opposite the full page picture of Froggie riding into town in a coach drawn by caterpillars and below the first page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 6" wide x 4". Two adorable little mice have just rescued a third mouse in a net and are rowing home from the lily pad in a boat made from a pea pod. Terrific. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$325.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [MISS MOUSIE DRESSES FOR WEDDING p. [9]]. Offered here is the full page watercolor used opposite the third page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 7" wide x 9 1/4", signed. Miss Mousie is looking at her refelction in the mirror. She's wearing an elaborate wedding dress being altered by rabbits. Froggie sits behind a screen having some ice-cream. Absolutely beautiful. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$1200.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [LOOKING IN THE WOODEN TRUNK]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [LOOKING IN THE WOODEN TRUNK]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [LOOKING IN THE WOODEN TRUNK] p. [10]. Offered here is the half page watercolor used opposite the full page picture of Miss Mousie dressing for the wedding and below the third page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 6" wide x 4". Two little mice are searching for wedding clothing in a wooden trunk while a third stands and watches. Adorable. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$325.00

FLIP THE FROG ANNUAL
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FLIP THE FROG ANNUAL

By IWERKS, UB

IWERKS, UB. CARTOONS. FLIP THE FROG ANNUAL. Lond.: Dean [1931]. Thick 8vo, pictorial boards, some edge and spine rubbing, one illus. neatly tinted else VG+. Based on Ub Iwerks cartoon, this is illustrated in black and white on every page and with 4 color plates, all featuring a humanized frog and his friends. Iwerks is most famous for his association with the Disney Studios and his work on early Mickey Mouse. He left Disney in 1929 to work for Pat Powers where Flip the Frog came into being. Rare.

$900.00

ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE CATERPILLARS]
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ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE CATERPILLARS]

CONOVER, CHRIS. CONOVER,CHRIS. ORIGINAL ART: FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING [THREE CATERPILLARS] p. [6]. Offered here is the half page watercolor used opposite the full page picture of Miss Mousie and Froggie in the park and below the second page of verse in Conover's Froggie Went A-Courting published by Ferrar Strauss Giroux in 1986. It is the story of a handsome humanized, seafaring frog's wooing of Miss Mousie. An entire world of humanized creatures is created around this traditional song with text retold by Conover. Reviewed by School Library Journal as a 'tour de force.'. This illustration measures 6" wide x 4". Three cute caterpillars are eating a large ripe strawberry. Cute. Conover has been illustrating children's books since 1974. Her work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at but without the overcrowding that hampers so many modern children's books.

$325.00

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