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BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS
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BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS

By DRAYTON, GRACE

DRAYTON, GRACE. DRAYTON,GRACE. THE BABY BEARS CHRISTMAS. NY: Eggars 1920. There are 12 miniature books written and illustrated by Drayton, in the original box. The books are in Fine condition, the box has a split on flaps but otherwise VG+. Each book is 8 pages long and measures 2 1/8 x 2 3/4", illustrated in color and each relates a different adventure of an adorable pair of baby bears: 1. Baby Bears & the Wishing Rings 7.Baby Bears & April Showers 2. Baby Bears & the Honey Pot 8.Baby Bears & Christmas 3 Baby Bears Visit To Grandma 9.Baby Bears & the Robbers 4. Baby Bears & the Snow Man 10.Baby Bears & Elly El 5. Baby Bears & the Valentines 11.Baby Bears & Weather Cock 6. Baby Bears & Mad March Hare 12.Baby Bears & Mrs. Kitty

$400.00

SIXTEEN BEDTIME STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
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SIXTEEN BEDTIME STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

DRAYTON, GRACE. (DRAYTON,GRACE)illus. SIXTEEN BEDTIME STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. no publication information, circa 1915. 16 books (2 1/4 x 3 1/8") are housed in the original pictorial box (5 x 3 1/2"). Box is slightly scuffed else near Fine. Each book is illustrated in full color and line, 4 of which are illustrated by Drayton with her cherubic children, and the rest are by an unknown hand. Titles include: Adventures of Bunny Boy, Wise Mr. Turtle Gives Advice, Story of Old Bill Hippo, Bo - Bo the Pig Makes Trouble, Jumbo the Elephant Comes Home, Uncle Tusker's Friends, All About Buster and Mowie, Little Match Girl, Tabby and Kitty Cat, Tabby and Kitty Go On A Lark, Folks From Dollie Land, Circus Animal Land. The 4 by Drayton are Children From Many Lands, Kiddie Rhymes, Folks From Kiddie Land and Wee Little Story Book. Quite wonderful.

$225.00

SIXTEEN WEE STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
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SIXTEEN WEE STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

BOXED LIBRARY. SIXTEEN WEE STORY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. no publication information, circa 1915. 16 books (2 1/4 x 3 1/8") are housed in the original pictorial box (5 x 3 1/2"), all in fine condition. Each book is illustrated in full color and line by an unknown hand except one illustrated by Grace Drayton. Titles include: Story of Old Bill Hippo, King Gum Drop, Santa Claus is Almost Late, Bear Family At Home, Christmas Carols, Dick's Search For The Magic Thimble, Queer Town, Daddy and Mother Duck, Bo - Bo The Pig Is Good And Bad, Father Bear And Bobby Bear, Wee Stories For Children, Bobby Bear And Teddy Bear, Chummy Chuck and Coonie, The Beggar Prince, Bushy Tail and Hazel Squirrel and Kiddie Rhymes (illustrated by Grace Drayton).

$175.00

KWAIDAN
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KWAIDAN

By HEARN, LAFCADIO

BATCHELDER, WARREN. HEARN,LAFCADIO. KWAIDAN. Tustin: Garden View, (1969). 2 1/4 x 2", embroidered silk covers, fine in cloth wrap-around case with clasp. One of 200 copies printed by Frank M. Cushing on handmade Japanese paper, and illustrated in color by Warren Batchelder.

$250.00

LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

By bragg

miller, olive. MY BOOKHOUSE" HOUSE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD AND MINIATURE METAL BOOK HOUSE from Olive Beaupre Miller's "My Bookhouse". Chicago: Bookhouse for Children 1929. The book is 2 1/8" wide x 2 1/2", bound in green leatherette embossed with a scene from the poem, (also includes 2 poems and a Christmas song), It is in Fine condition SOLD WITH the original miniature version of the full size wooden Book House that was offered to owners of the 9 volume set as a Christmas book. It is an all metal version of the wooden house with a red roof, measuring 3 1/4" wide x 5" high and 2 1/2" deep and was meant to house several books. The under side has the Bookhouse publication information stamped in black. The authorship of THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD is not known. Possibly originally written by Mabel C. Bragg, the miniature version bears no mention of her name. It is illustrated with numerous partial page color illustrations by an unknown hand. The now classic tale of the little train that did the impossible is best known from the 1930 edition illustrated by Lois Lenski. The little book offered here predates that and has different wording and different illustrations. There is some controversy attached to the origins of the story which may have begun as an oral folk tale. John Tebbel (Hist. of Pub. in the U.S. v.4 p.476) writes that the 1930 Platt & Munk Lenski version is: "a story whose origins became a matter of dispute in 1955. Although the house [Platt & Munk] had copyrighted its version of the tale in 1930 and published it under the house pseudonym of Watty Piper, subsequently selling more than 1 million copies, the claim was made that the story was first written and published by Mrs. Frances M. Ford, of Drexel, Pennsylvania, who was 102 years old in 1956. First titled "The Little Switch Engine," it was said, the story first appeared in a newsletter of the After School Club of America on April 18, 1912. Platt & Munk offered a $1,000 award to anyone who could offer proof of authorship, discounting the Ford claim that was made through the efforts of her niece ... and although the results were indecisive, the award was split among three people. It was determined only that the basic story had been told and retold under different titles, that it had appeared in print before 1911, and may ha

$1500.00

FOUR AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS

MINIATURE. FOUR AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Originally printed in Cooperstown by H.E. Phinney in 1820, this set of 4 books in a slipcase was reprinted by the Farmer's Museum Print Shop in Cooperstown ca early 1980s. All books measure 2 x 3 inches with pict. wraps. Books included are: Mary and her Little Kid, Book of Animals, The Two Cocks, and The Faithful Dog. Illustrated with engravings throughout.

$20.00

MOUSE HOUSE MONTHS

By CRAIG, HELEN

CRAIG, HELEN. PANORAMA. MOUSE HOUSE MONTHS by Helen Craig. NY: Random House 1981. Measuring 2 1/8" square, in fine condition in pictorial slip case. Stated first American edition with 1-0 number code. Opening accordion fashion, each page has a wonderful color illustration of mice doing things appropriate for the month.

$100.00

HIPPOPOTAMUS BOOK
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HIPPOPOTAMUS BOOK

By SCHOFIELD, LILY

SCHOFIELD, lily. HUMPTY-DUMPTY BOOK. THE HIPPOPOTAMUS BOOK by Lily Schofield. London: Anthony Treherne no date, circa 1908. Square 16mo (3x3"), 83p.. Pictorial blue cloth, very slight cover wear, a few finger marks in margins, , tight, VG++. Thick pages are printed on one side of the page so that each page of text faces a charming full page color illustration by the author. This is the tale of a fat hippo that lived on the Nile. Done in the format of the Stump books, only square instead of oblong. Nice copies are quite scarce.

$350.00

FLAP JACK
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FLAP JACK

By ARCHER, JEAN

ARCHER, JEAN. HUMPTY DUMPTY BOOK. THE FLAP JACK by Jean Archer. London: Anthony Treherne 1904. Square (3x3"), 99p. Pictorial tan cloth, soil on verso of first page of text, light cover rubbing, VG+. First edition. Printed on board pages on one side of the page, each page of text faces a charming full page color illustration by the author - 24 in all. The story is a fairy tale about a Baron, A Baroness, their son Puffin and a Rabbit. Done in the style of the Stump books, only square instead of oblong, and really wonderful. Very scarce.

$475.00

TIPPENNY TUPPENNY TALES
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TIPPENNY TUPPENNY TALES

MINIATURE. TEENY WEENY AND TODDLES. London: Humphrey Milford Oxford Univ. Press (1930). 2 3/4" wide x 3 1/2", pictorial boards, spine faded else near fine. A charming, chunky book of 3 stories featuring 3 little pigs. Illustrated in black and white. A title in the Teeny Weeny Book series edited by Mrs Herbert Strang.

$75.00

PETER PORKER
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PETER PORKER

GOVEY, LILIAN. (GOVEY,LILIAN)illus. PETER PORKER. London: Humphrey Milford, no date, circa 1910. 24mo (2 3/4 x 3 7/8"), 45p., boards, pictorial paste-on, slight spine wear else near fine. The story features a pig and is illustrated by Govey with 2 charming color plates and in line.

$125.00

THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER STORIES
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THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER STORIES

LODGE, GRACE. MINIATURE. THREE LITTLE PIGS AND OTHER STORIES edited by Mrs. Strang. London: Humphrey Milford Oxford Univ. Press (1929). 2 3/4" wide x 3 1/4", pictorial boards, spine a bit creased else VG+. This is a charming, chunky book containing Three Little Pigs (not the tale with the wolf), Betty Brighteyes (about a mouse),The Magic Whistle and The Shipwreck. Illustrated with charming full page and smaller black and whites and pictorial endpapers by Grace Lodge. This is a "Teeny Weeny Book,

$100.00

TEN LITTLE RABBITS
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TEN LITTLE RABBITS

By SENDAK, MAURICE

SENDAK, MAURICE. SENDAK,MAURICE. TEN LITTLE RABBITS: a counting book with Mino the Magician. Philadelphia: Rosenbach Foundation (1970). 16mo, 2 1/2x 3 1/2", blue decorative wraps, pictorial paste on, Fine. 1st edition in the less common blue wraps, published for an exhibition of Sendak's art at the Rosenbach. A charming counting book illustrated in color by Sendak.

$150.00

ALPHABLOCK BOOKS
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ALPHABLOCK BOOKS

By ERNEST, EDWARD

MORSS, LEE. ABC. (NOVELTY) ALPHABLOCK BOOKS by Edward Ernest. NY: Grosset and Dunlap 1943. There are 26 miniature books - each 4" square, housed in the publisher's pictorial box measuring 9 1/2" square. Books are fine, box is slightly dusty else near Fine. Each book has illustrations and words for a different letter, illustrated in typical 40's style by Lee Morss. The covers of the books have large block letters. Graphically arresting and a great ABC / Miniature item.

$450.00

KING'S BREAKFAST
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KING'S BREAKFAST

By MILNE, A.A.

MILNE,A.A. KING'S BREAKFAST. (Karen Dawson)Pasadena (1963). 1 1/2 x 1 7/8", leather , fine. A miniature edition of Milne's story.

$150.00

BIJOU ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HOLY LAND
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BIJOU ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HOLY LAND

MINIATURE. BIJOU ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HOLY LAND. Philadelphia: J. Hamilton 1850 (1850). 1" x 1 1/8", blue cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilt. Edges of front cover frayed else VG. Printed on one side of the page, each leaf has a engraving of a different Old Testament area in the Holy Land.

$450.00

MY SMALLEST DOLL'S ROOM
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MY SMALLEST DOLL'S ROOM

DOLLS. (PAPER) MY SMALLEST DOLL'S ROOM: Furnished Fishery. No publishing information except "Made in Germany". Housed in the original pictorial envelope measuring 5 1/4 x 3 1/2" is one folded card sheet containing 3 uncut paper dolls, 3 outfits and 3 accessories plus a folding color scene. The scene opens up to 9 1/2" and shows a sandy beach with two sailboats and a row boat on the ocean. There are 2 young girl-dolls and one boy-doll dressed in peasant/work style clothing and carrying baskets ready to be filled with fish. Each doll is 1 7/8" high and there are 3 baskets as accessories. Amazingly complete and very scarce.

$225.00

BOOK OF FAMOUS KINGS AND QUEENS
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BOOK OF FAMOUS KINGS AND QUEENS

MINIATURE. BOOK OF FAMOUS KINGS AND QUEENS. Philadelphia: H.C. Peck and Theo. Bliss, no date, owner inscribed 1852. 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 inches, cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilt, xi 12-191p. Some cover fading and occasional random spot else VG. Brief biographies of 40 royal figures from various countries including a 25 page section on Napoleon. Illustrated with 45 engraved plates.

$250.00

INSTRUCTIVE STORIES; CONSISTING OF TOM RESTLESS AND THE HISTORY OF THE
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INSTRUCTIVE STORIES; CONSISTING OF TOM RESTLESS AND THE HISTORY OF THE

EARLY ENGLISH. INSTRUCTIVE STORIES; CONSISTING OF TOM RESTLESS AND THE HISTORY OF THEODORE. London: J. Harris, 1802. 2 5/8 x 2 7/8", 94pp., original boards rebacked with marbled endpapers, VG. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece entitled "Theodore" which depicts a child being ushered into a carriage. This title is one of twelve in a series of books published by Newbery's successor. The two stories contained here concern a sailor whose restless nature takes him on adventures around the world, though he ends up a prisoner in the Bastille; and of a boy who is sold into slavery in the "American Colonies" by an unscrupulous sea captain.

$400.00

MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOK
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MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOK

By MILLER, OLIVE BEAUPRE

MILLER,OLIVE BEAUPRE. MY BOOKHOUSE - MINIATURE HOUSE WITH BOOKS. Offered here is a rare miniature version of the wooden Book House that was offered to owners of the regular size 9 volume Book House set published in the 1920's. The Book House for children was the brainchild of Olive Beaupre Miller who began her venture in 1920 by selling subscriptions to a six volume set, sold door to door by the Bookhouse Ladies one volume at a time. By the end of 1921, the 6th volume was completed and the set was offered in a cardboard house. The 3 other volumes of My Travelship were added in 1926 and a red and grey wooden book house was offered as an incentive to complete the set. "The utilization of women in all phases of its business activity was one of the unique aspects of the Book House For Children. Not only was there an all woman sales force but the majority of the employees were women (Talor: Olive Beaupre Miller p.30). The minature house offered here is not mentioned in the bibliography. It is an all metal version of the wooden house, measuring 3 1/4" wide x 5" high and 2 1/2" deep. The under side has the Bookhouse publication information stamped in black. Two miniature books are included measuring 2 1/8 x 2 1/2": "The Little Brown Duck Shingebiss", a Chippewa Indian tale plus "Johnny and the Three Goats" (both also contain parts of the Knights of the Silver Shield) all from Volumes 1 and 4 of the Book House. They are bound in flexible leatherette. The last page notes that this is the second Tiny Book. Both the books and the house are in excellent condition. This is a rare piece of American publishing for children.

$1200.00

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