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O Rare Harrison Cady: The Life of Harrison Cady as Told to Journalist John L. Cooley

By Harrison Cady, John L. Cooley, and Edited By Eleanor C. Parsons

Rockport, MA: Sandy Bay Historical Society, 2005. soft cover, as issued., only slight signs of handling to exterior. no tears or bumps. tight binding. no writing or markings., vi-105pp., 29 b/w illustrations. cady was an artist and illustrator who settled in rockport, massachusetts, becoming a local fixture. title can be scarce.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Oblong 8vo.


Rockport Hobby Horse: The Story of Kate

By John Cooley

Rockport, MA: Laurence E. Swan, 1970. soft cover, staple-bound., very slight darkening around spine. no flaws or wear. clean, no markings, tears, bumps. sturdy.; signed on cover's verso by author, illustrator, and mr. swan.; no isbn.; unpaginated, apprx. 24pp., 9 b/w drawings illustrated. kate the horse was a longtime, beloved rockport fixture.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. No Edition Stated. Soft Cover. Near Fine Plus. Illus. by Siri Hagenes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press.


Wild Folk: Stories of Field and Forest

By Allen Chaffee

Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley Company, 1930. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket. blue cloth with silver lettering., 3 pages in middle have a faint darker area to top fore-corner, like a clipping ghost. low impact as flaw. scarce dust jacket has some edge and corner wear with 6 mostly small edge-chips. the illustrated front panel has vivid colors, very attractive. the dj spine and rear has age-toning to white background. else, clean, no writing, markings or labels. strong binding.; stories have individual paginations. equals over 200pp. in all. color frontis. b/w plates and figures throughout.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Charles Livingston Bull and Peter Daru. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Bruce and Barbara

By Arthur I. Gates, Miriam Blanton Huber, Frank Seely Salisbury, Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, et al.

NY: Macmillan, 1939. soft cover, staple-bound, as issued., minor wear to extremities, small creases, typical handling wear. no markings or ownership markings. no tears or chips. sound binding. no foxing. a complete copy. states, published september, 1939.; 47pp., b/w illustrations on every page. for very young readers.. First Edition /First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Children's Book.


Young Children's Sculpture and Drawing: A Study in Representational Development

By Claire Golomb

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., smattering of tiny dust-spots to top edge. very shallow dj edge-wear, mostly visible due to black color of dj. clean, no names, writing or markings anywhere. no chips, bumps or clips. strong binding. NOT a library book or modern copy.; xix-197pp., 129 illustrations. foreword by rudolf arnheim.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (The Bedtime Story-Books)

By Thornton W. Burgess

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company , 1914. hard cover, illustrated cloth., lacks dust jacket. small abrasion with minute perforation on upper gutter of page seven. two miniscule dark spots to spine. no other flaws. clean, no names or markings. no fraying or exterior wear. sturdy binding. a well preserved copy., 1914 on title page, september 1914 on copyright page., vi-120pp., 6 b/w illustrations, including frontispiece with its tissue-guard.; scarce thus.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Harrison Cady. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Children's Book.


Peter Parley's Method of Telling About Geography to Children

By Peter Parley

New York: F. J. Huntington and Co., 1839. soft cover original in a library-style hard cover, blue buckram with gilt on spine. original wrapper missing - pages 57/58 and 71/72 also seem to be missing. yet all engravings appear to be present. title page states "nine maps and seventy-five engravings", however this copy has 95 engravings, including 11 maps and globes. 118pp., faint mottling or foxing throughout. some corners of pages could use a trim of excess paper. hard cover binding is old, but strong, unfrayed. the maps are fascinating, particularly that of north america.. No Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket, as Issued. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.


Gustav Klimt: Silver, Gold, and Precious Stones (Adventures in Art)
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Gustav Klimt: Silver, Gold, and Precious Stones (Adventures in Art)

By Angela Wenzel

Munich/NY: Prestel, 2000. hard cover, illustrated boards., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, tightly bound.; english text.; 28pp., illustrated in color. part of prestel's adventures in art series for children.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Children's Book.


Facing the North Wind: The Morton E. Wise Collection of Maurice Sendak

By Patti L. Houghton, Maurice Sendak

Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, 2008. wrappers, as issued., very slight curl, easily corrected through proper storage. no other flaws, clean, no markings, tight binding.; shows no isbn.; 60pp., 32 illustrations in color, b/w. handsomely produced catalogue of maurice sendak collection donated to dartmouth college library in 2007.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.


They Still Draw Pictures!: A Collection of 60 Drawings Made By Spanish Children During the War

By Aldous Huxley, et al.

NY: Spanish Child Welfare Association of America, 1938. metal spiral binding, as issued., two creases to cover. one page has a tear that was carefully repaired with a strip of japanese tissue, no losses or obscured text. the first illustration has an actual child's pencil drawing under it, in pencil, of a bombing plane. gift inscription to front free endpaper dated, 23 november 1938. no other flaws. clean, no other markings.; 71pp., 60 b/w illustrations. introduction by aldous huxley. an old b/w photograph is laid-in, and depicts five men in military uniforms seated in a waiting room, reading. also laid-in, a printed solicitation for funds aimed at buyers of this book, to support the children of the spanish civil war. a unique copy of an interesting title.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Angels and Wild Things: The Archtypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak
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Angels and Wild Things: The Archtypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak

By John Cech

University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., only negligible evidence of use, no real flaws - clean, no writing or markings, strong binding, a well preserved copy.; xix-284pp., 10 color plates, 108 b/w illustrations. detailed monograph on the late illustrator of award winning and timeless children's books.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


I Know A Lot of Things (Japanese Text Edition)

By Ann and Paul Rand

Tokyo: Fukuinkan Shoten, Publishers, 1999. glossy illustrated boards in dust jacket., no flaws, clean, bright copy, pristine, unused.; japanese translation of english original.; unpaginated. color illustrations throughout. english edition first appeared in 1956. one of a couple of children's books collaborated on by paul and ann rand.; scarce thus.. First Japanese Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Paul Rand. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


My Best Picture Book

By Marble Books

Tokyo: Marblletron/Marble Books, 2001. wrappers/folded card covers with publisher's belly-band., tiny wrinkle to one corner of spine with no internal echo. no other flaws, clean, no writing or marking. strong binding.; primarily japanese text with some english translation., 110pp., illustrated throughout with some color. survey of international children's books. cover art by paul rand. assorted promotional material laid-in, including several postcards of the paul rand cover art.. No Edition Stated. Soft Cover. Near Fine Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Children's Toys of Yesterday

By C. Geoffrey Holme, Editor

London and New York: The Studio Limited, 1932. hardcover in dust jacket., dj has edge-chips and tears, hinges carefully reinforced with japanese tissue, light wear to board edges and corners. no writing or markings, binding sound, no spotting or stains.; 128pp., illustrated throughout, including 12 full-page color plates. illustrates numerous unusual, primitive toys of many periods and cultures. appears to be the first issue. scarce title.. No Edition Stated.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Henri Rousseau: A Jungle Expedition (Adventures in Art)
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Henri Rousseau: A Jungle Expedition (Adventures in Art)

By Susanne Pfleger

Munich/NY: Prestel, 1998. hardcover/illustrated boards., no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, well bound.; translated from german original.; 28pp., illustrated throughout in color.. First English Language Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Children's Book.


Horatio Alger Books Published By A. L. Burt

By Bradford S. Chase

Enfield, CT: Self Published, 1983. hardcover - dark blue cloth/gilt lettering., no flaws - clean, unmarked, well bound.; on front free endpaper is a label, signed by the author, which states - "this edition is limited to 50 copies. copy number 19". above that is an inscription from the author to a particular collector of children's books. signed and dated, 3/3/84.; xii-104pp., b/w illustrations. detailed reference work on alger books as published by a.l. burt.. Signed by Author. First Edition - Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bibliography.


Klee: Eine Bildbiographie

By Erich Pfeiffer-Belli

Munchen: Kindler Verlag, 1964. hardcover in dust jacket., minor edge-wear to small spots on dj. no other flaws. no text markings or writing in book. sturdy binding.; german text.; 143pp., illustrated throughout in color and b/w.; a paul klee illustrated biography for young readers.. Erste Auflage. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Children's Book.


Nordische Volksmarchen. Ubersetzt Von Klara Stroebe. 1 Teil Danemark/Schweden. 2 Teil Norwegen.

By Various Authors

Jena: Eugen Diedrichs, 1919. two volumes/zwei banden., brown leather spines with gilt lettering, stampings. brown paper covered boards with gilt and dark brown stamped decorative elements. very minor wear to leather, negligible., top edges gilt., colored, decorative endpapers. frontispiece and vignette chapter headings are woodcut illustrations., faint traces of smudge on 2 pages in vol. 1. no other flaws. well preserved set. neuntes bis vierzehntes tausend., german text., part of series die marchen der weltliteratur., 330pp./338pp.. Leather Backed Boards. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Multi-Volume Set.