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PUSSIES AT WORK
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PUSSIES AT WORK

By WAIN, LOUIS

WAIN, LOUIS. WAIN,LOUIS. PUSSIES AT WORK. London: Tuck, no date, circa 1900. 8 1/2 x 11", flexible pictorial card covers, corner creased, light soil, VG+. Cats go to work at various trades: Carpenter, Kitchen Maid, Nurse Maid, School Teacher and more. Featuring 6 fantastic full page chromolithographs (including covers, one not repeated in text), 8 full page 2-color illustrations and 2 full page illustrations in brown. A title in Father Tuck's Nursery Tales Series. Scarce Wain title.

$800.00

GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES
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GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES

GAMES. GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES. London: John Jaques & Son, no date, circa 1900, a Fine set of 48 pictorial cards and includes the original instruction sheet and box. There are families of 12 tradesmen including The Dyer, Milkman, Grocer, Doctor, Tailor, Carpenter, Chimney Sweep, Baker, Butcher, Painter and Brewer. Each card has a large color caricature of a different family member with a humorous tongue in cheek slant. This is a popular card game said to have been originally published in the 1850's with the lilustrations attributed to John Tenniel.

$125.00

WARNE'S PICTURE PUZZLE ALBUM

WARNE'S PICTURE PUZZLE ALBUM. Lond. :Warne nd inscribed 1872. 4to, gilt cloth, VG. Containing the Doll and her Dresses, Book of Trades, The Horse and Kings and Queens. Each story is comprised of full page chromolithographs with a total of 24 full page illustrations. The reader is to cut out figures and place them on the background sheets provided. This copy has all of the pages quite exceptionally well done such that each of the illustrations presents an artistic rendering of the subject matter.

$200.00

LITTLE JOINER AND OTHER STORIES
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LITTLE JOINER AND OTHER STORIES

TRADES. LITTLE JOINER AND OTHER STORIES. NY: McLoughlin Bros. 1901. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds., edges rubbed else VG. Containing carpenters, blacksmith, cooper, bricklayer, printer and dollhouse builder plus a variety of other rhymes. Illus. with full page chromolithographed frontis and in b&w on every page.

$200.00

FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS
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FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS

By LUCAS, E.V.

BEDFORD, F.D. (BEDFORD,F.D)illus. FOUR AND TWENTY TOILERS by E.V. Lucas. London: Grant Richards no date [1900]. Large oblong 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/4"), 103p., cloth backed pictorial boards, cover scratched some with edge and corner wear, else tight, clean and VG. 1st ed. A charming Book Of Trades with verses by Lucas and featuring 24 full page color illustrations (one for each profession) by Bedford, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Meigs calls this "another book ahead of its time" (p. 401).

$850.00

FIX-IT BOOK
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FIX-IT BOOK

By VICTOR, JEFFREY

BENDICK, JEANNE. SHAPE BOOK. THE FIX-IT BOOK by Jeffrey Victor. NY: Will Roberts 1949. 4to, thick card covers die-cut in the shape of a tool box with handles, fine. Illustrated in color by Jeanne Bendick to accompany text that describes various trades from plumber to brick layer. A GREAT 40's piece.

$250.00

TINKER, TAILOR
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TINKER, TAILOR

By VREDENBURG, ERIK

WAIN, LOUIS. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. TINKER, TAILOR by Edric Vredenburg. London: Tuck [1914]. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, pictorial paste-on, [144]p. including ads, tips rubbed, light wear else VG+. A variety of trades are integrated into a story featuring humanized cats. Illustrated by Wain with 12 fabulous color plates plus hundred's of b&w's and pictorial endpapers. Very scarce and some great Wain work.

$1875.00

ITALIAN PANORAMA
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ITALIAN PANORAMA

HAND-COLORED. ITALIAN PANORAMA OF TRADES . Offered here is an Italian hand-colored panorama with captions in Italian, possibly incomplete. No publication information, circa 1850. It measures 3.5 x 4.5" housed in marbled boards and Consists of 7 fine hand colored engravings of various Italian trades people including fisherman, hunter, musician and more.

$450.00