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DER GIFTPILZ (POISONED MUSHROOM)
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DER GIFTPILZ (POISONED MUSHROOM)

By HIEMER, ERNST

FIPS. NAZI CHILDREN'S BOOK. DER GIFTPILZ [THE POISONED MUSHROOM] by Ernst Hiemer. Nurnberg: Sturmer (1938, no additional printings) 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2"), cloth spine and narrow strip of cloth along front and back fore edges, pictorial boards, light soil, slight edge rubbing, VG+. First edition. Published by Der Sturmer under the direction of the notorious Julius Streicher. Illustrated in full color by Fips (P. Rupprecht) featuring grossly stereotypical depictions of Jewish men and women. The Jews are portrayed as dirty and conniving and the German youth as wholesome and clean. Affixed to blank endpapers and flyleaf are 3 anti Semitic banners in Dutch. They read: "Make the Netherlands free from Jews", "Combat the Jewish influence", and "Whoever buys from Jews hates his own people." This title, along with Elvira Bauer's "Trau Keinem Fuchs" remains one of the most striking examples of the power of propaganda in children's literature.

$6000.00

DAS PUPPENHAUS [THE DOLLS HOUSE]
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DAS PUPPENHAUS [THE DOLLS HOUSE]

By MEGGENDORFER, LOTHAR

MEGGENDORFER, LOTHAR. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. DAS PUPPENHAUS [THE DOLLS HOUSE]. Essingen & Munich: Schreiber, no date, circa 1911. Oblong 4to (10 1/4 x 8 1/2"), plastic in a window worn a few inconsequential creases and a few discreet minor repairs else near FINE AND BRIGHT IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOARD SLIP CASE with printed label. This is a pop-up panorama that opens to form 6 scenes some of which need assembling by the child and are then reusable. There are 2 outside and 4 detailed interior rooms of a doll's house. As unfolded to its full length of four feet, people, furniture, and even fixtures pop-out and each of the scenes is rich in detail. There is even a piano with a bust of Beethoven on the top. See Haining (p. 127) who reproduces the French edition of the entire panorama called Maison de Poupee. Due to its popularity it was issued over the years with a few changes to reflect the times; for instance the gypsy cart is replaced here by a motorcar. It is rare to find any mechanical in such magnificent condition, let alone in the box. This is certainly one of the most elaborate and charming of the mechanicals issued by Meggendorfer.

$7500.00

LUSTIGES KLEINKINDERBUCH
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LUSTIGES KLEINKINDERBUCH

By HOLST, ADOLF

CASPARI, GERTRUD. GERMAN. (CASPARI) LUSTIGES KLEINKINDERBUCH by Gertrud Caspari. Leipzig: Hahn, no date [1907]. Oblong 4to (10 x 7 3/4"), cloth backed thick boards, edges a bit worn else VG. 3rd edition. This charming picture book depicts the daily events in a child's life. Printed on thick boards and wonderfully illustrated in rich color on every page by GERTRUD CASPARI to accompany verse by Adolf Holst.

$250.00

AUS DEM KLEINEN ALTEN STADTCHEN
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AUS DEM KLEINEN ALTEN STADTCHEN

By WENZ-VIETOR, ELSE

WENZ-VIETOR, ELSE. WENZ VIETOR,ELSE. AUS DEM KLEINEN ALTEN STADTCHEN. Oldenberg: Gerhard Stalling [1922]. Large, thick, oblong pages (13 x 11 3/8") are mounted on thick boards and bound accordion style with cloth hinges. A few small defects on the figures Fine, clean and magnificent. There are 7 double page scenes of life in a manor town, illustrated in rich colors. Slits are placed strategically around the scene into which the reader can insert various people, animals and other figures, and several of the doors open and close. 32 figures are included and most can be used interchangeably. Includes: bakery, butcher, market day in the square, an inn, a kitchen, a school room and coach travel to the town. Nurnberger Bilderbucher 25a. Rarely found colmplete in such beautiful condition.

$1500.00

BRAVEN UND DIE SCHLIMEN BEEREN
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BRAVEN UND DIE SCHLIMEN BEEREN

By MORPURGO, IDA BOHATTA

MORPURGO, IDA BOHATTA. ANTHROPOMORPHISM. DIE BRAVEN UND DIE SCHLIMMEN BEEREN by Ida Bohatta Morpurgo. Munchen: Josef Muller 1936. 16mo (4 3/4 X 5 3/4"), pictorial boards, tiny bit of wear to head of spine else a Fine copy. A most beautifully printed book this features full page color lithographs by Morpurgo depicting naughty and good humanized berries, also some gnomes as well.

$125.00

BIE DEN WURZELMANNLEIN
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BIE DEN WURZELMANNLEIN

By MORPURGO, IDA BOHATTA

MORPURGO, IDA BOHATTA. MORPURGO,IDA BOHATTA. BEI DEN WURZELMANNLEIN. Munchen: Josef Muller 1940. 16mo (4 3/4 x 5 3/4"), pictorial boards, Fine. This charming book is about little men whose home is in the root of a tree. They have all sorts of little friends. Featuring 10 wonderful full page color lithographs by Morpurgo depicting their daily lives.

$125.00

JIMMY SLIDERLEGS
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JIMMY SLIDERLEGS

By HOFFMANN, HEINRICH

HAYN. HOFFMANN,DR. HENRY [HEINRICH]. JIMMY SLIDERLEGS. Philadelphia: Altemus, (1924). 16mo (4 1/4 x 5 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, 127p., edges show wear, spine lightly frayed, occasional soil, VG. Each page of text in verse about various naughty children and their comeuppance faces a full page color illustration by WALTER HAYN after Hoffmann. Includes some rhymes from Slovenly Peter. Some titles are: Cruel Paul, Little Suck a Thumb, Cruel Frederick, Fidgity Philip, Tom Bogus, Simple Hans, Dr. Wango Tango, Discontented Lucy, Slovenly Betsy and others. A scarce title.

$450.00

KLEIN - RANIERS WELTREISE
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KLEIN - RANIERS WELTREISE

By HILDEBRANDT, LILY

HILDEBRANDT, LILY. GERMAN. (HILDEBRANDT,LILY) KLEIN - RANIERS WELTREISE. Munchen: Georg W. Dietrich, 1918. Large oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 10 1/4"), pictorial boards, [32]p., a Fine nearly as new copy in the original plain dust wrapper (dw with some fraying but VG+). 1st edition. THIS COPY HAS A WARM INSCRIPTION FROM LILY TO ARTIST KURT WEINHOLD (AN ARTIST OF THE NEUE SACHLICHKEIT MOVEMENT) BELOW WHICH IS A CIRCA 1914 MOUNTED PHOTO OF LILY, HER HUSBAND HANS AND THEIR BABY SON RANIER FOR WHOM THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN. Featuring 14 fabulous, stylized color lithographs by Hildbrandt with bold geometric shaped pictures, and with pictorial endpapers as well. Written for her son Ranier, each illustration faces verse printed in a large font. Lily was experimenting using abstract design and modern art in children's books and the result is breathtaking. Lily Hildebrandt studied art with Adolf Holzel, first in Stuttgart and then in Munich where she met her husband Hans. Hans was a highly educated, leading figure in the German art and architecture world, writing, teaching and lecturing. He and Lily were close friends with Walter Gropius (with whom she had an affair), Wassily Kandinsky, Willi Baumeister, Adolf Holzel and others. In 1935 Lily's work was labeled degenerate and banned by the Nazi's because she was Jewish. Hans's work was also terminated because he was married to a Jewish woman. For years they lived in fear, especially because their son had been arrested by the Gestapo for being a conscientious objector. They all survived the war. This is a special copy of a striking book, rare in this remarkable condition. See Bilderwelt 60.

$6000.00

ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER
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ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER

By HOFFMANN, HEINRICH

HOFFMANN. HOFFMANN,HEINRICH. ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. Leipsic: Friedruch Volckmar, 1848. 4to, original decorative boards with vignette on rear cover, 24p., recased with new spine, old endapers, tear on title page repaired, some soiling throughout, paper on cover is worn off on corners and edges, overall a Very Good copy. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THIS FAMOUS CHILDREN'S BOOK that is still in print today. Taken from the 6th German edition. Printed on rectos only, each leaf is hand-colored showing the fate of these now famous naughty children. Originally published in Germany in 1845 as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder, with only 15 pages, the book was expanded and renamed Struwwelpeter in 1847. As an early example of planned obsolescence, Hoffmann reportedly instructed his publishers to issue the book in strong boards but with a frail paper spine in the hope that children would quickly read the book to pieces; their parents would be forced to buy another copy. This accounts for the unbelievable rarity of both the first German and first English editions. PML 131. Amongst the rarest of all children's books.

$25000.00

WIR GEHEN IN EIN BAUERNHAUS
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WIR GEHEN IN EIN BAUERNHAUS

By SCHACHENMEIER, HANNA

HUBNER, EMMA. SHAPE BOOK. WIR GEHEN IN EIN BAUERNHAUS von Hanna Schachenmeier und Emma Hubner. Berlin: Atlantis Verlag 1938. Large 4to, (10 1/2 x 12"), die-cut in the shape of a house, stiff pictorial wraps, slightest of soil, near Fine. The book opens in the center with 5 pages on each side and a backdrop page at the end (similar to McLoughlin theatre books). Every page shows a different activity around a typical home: inside the kitchen, in the barn, etc. Each flap is illustrated on both sides with the colors covering the pages. Fine German printing and charming vignettes illustrated by Emma Hubner. Short text in verse is by Hanna Schachenmeier. A beautiful copy.

$400.00

WHEN THE ROOT CHILDREN WAKE UP
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WHEN THE ROOT CHILDREN WAKE UP

By FISH, HELEN

OLFERS. (OLFERS,SIBYLLE)illus. WHEN THE ROOT CHILDREN WAKE UP by Helen Dean Fish. NY: Stokes 1931. 4to (9 x 11 5/8"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper with chips all along the spine and edges. First US edition of this German picture book (printed in Germany) which tells about small "root" children who live under the ground. Illustrated with rich and beautiful chromolithographs plus silhouette endpapers. See 5 Years of Children's Books p.106 and Hurlimann p.207. A beauty!

$275.00

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 TALES FROM GRIMM

By GRIMM

BETTS. (BETTS,ETHEL)illus. FAIRY TALES FROM GRIMM edited with intro by Hamilton Mabie. NY: Barse & Hopkins (Stern 1909). 4to (8 1/4 x 11"), green cloth, pictorial paste-on, fade stain on bottom of rear cover (not visible with dust wrapper on) else VG in dust wrapper (dw missing large piece on front cover, piece off spine,, worn, Fair-Good). 12 fairy tales are included featuring 6 magnificent color plates, 6 full page and 2 half-page pen drawings plus lovely green pictorial border on each page of text.

$125.00

7 RAVENS
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7 RAVENS

By GRIMM BROTHERS

ZWERGER, LISBETH. (ZWERGER,LISBETH)illus. THE 7 RAVENS by the Grimm Brothers. NY: Picture Book Studio (1981). Oblong 9 1/2 x 8 3/4", cloth backed pictorial boards, As new in As New dust wrapper. Early printing, not 1st. Each page of text faces a lovely, delicate full page color wash illustration by Zwerger. Scarce.

$35.00

ZUM ZEITVERTREIB
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ZUM ZEITVERTREIB

By MEGGENDORFER, LOTHAR

MEGGENDORFER. MEGGENDORFER,LOTHAR. ZUM ZEITVERTREIB. Munchen: Braun & Schneider, no date, circa 1890. 9 1/2 x 12 3/4", cloth backed pictorial boards, new spine nearly identical to original, some finger soil from usage otherwise in VG+ condition and a bright copy, fully operational. Sechte auflage. This is a fabulous moveable plate book with 8 intricate and humorous moveable pages including: The Naturalist catching a Butterfly, Woman at the opera, Billiard Player, A Young Boy giving Flowers to an Older Woman, The Beer Drinker, The boy Stealing Apples, The Angler, The Latchkey and the Arrest of the Turk. Haining:Moveable Books reproduces several of the plates from the English language edition called Always Jolly.

$3000.00

SOME SWELL PUP - GERMAN
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SOME SWELL PUP - GERMAN

By SENDAK, MAURICE

SENDAK, MAURICE. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. EIN LIEBER BOSER KOTER [SOME SWELL PUP] by Maurice Sendak and Matthew Margolis. Zurich: Diogenes (1977). 7 1/4 x 8 3/4", cloth, Fine in fine dust wrapper. First German edition of Some Swell Pup published a year after the American. Illustrated in bright color on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY SENDAK WITH A CHARMING SMALL PEN DRAWING OF A DOG.

$600.00

KINDERSOMMER
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KINDERSOMMER

By CIZEK, F.

BRITE, ILSE. GERMAN. KINDERSOMMER bilder und verse von Ilse Breit. Leipzig: F. Hirt & Sohn (1924). Large oblong 4to (13 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover soil and faint scratch else a clean and tight VG+ copy. Featuring 6 magnificent full page color illustrations by Ilse Breit in the style of the Wiener Werkstatte, this being WIENER JUGENDKUNST-BILDERBUCHER No. 3. Breit was a student of Franz Cizek, a controversial figure in art education whose arts and crafts style school in Vienna produced illustrators of several striking picture books. He wrote the introduction to the book.

$600.00

MAMPAMPEBUCH
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MAMPAMPEBUCH

By ABEKING, H[ERMANN]

ABEKING. BLACK INTEREST. (AFRICA) DAS MAMPAMPEBUCH by H[ermann] Abeking. Leipzig: Abnel & Muller, no date. circa 1921. 4to (8 3/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some edge rubbing and light soil, VG+. Printed on thick board pages on one side of the page only, this is the Sambo like story about a little African boy who disobeys his mother and gets chased up a tree by a lion. The lion meets a grusome end. Illustrated by Abeking with colorful, stylized and stereotypical drawings on every page. There are fanciful endpapers as well. Great picture book, very uncommon.

$1500.00

BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN
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BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN

POP-UP. (PANORAMA) BUFFALO BILL'S WILDER WESTEN [BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST]. Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber (1891). 4to, (9 3/4 x 13"), pictorial boards, normal light shelf wear and slight creasing, VG+. This is a fabulous, lavish pop-up panorama in the same style and format of Meggendorfer's Circus. The panorama opens up accordion fashion to reveal six pop-up scenes. Each of the six panels features an elaborate three tiered pop-out showing different aspects of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. An exquisite and rare pop-up in excellent condition. [C]

$4000.00

JUNIPER TREE
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JUNIPER TREE

By GRIMM

SENDAK. (SENDAK,MAURICE)illus. THE JUNIPER TREE and other tales from Grimm selected by Sendak and Lore Segal. NY: Farrar Strauss Giroux (1973, 2003). 5 3/4 x 7 1/4", brown cloth, Fine in dust wrapper. Stated first edition of this revised edition. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY SENDAK. 27 fairy tales selected by Sendak and Segal, featuring wonderful full page illustrations by Sendak. Segal and Randall Jarrell translated the stories taking special care to keep them true to the originals. N.Y. Times Best list. A nice set.

$200.00

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