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English Literature and Children's Books; 22 October 1992; Sale No. 4893
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English Literature and Children's Books; 22 October 1992; Sale No. 4893

By Christie's

London: Christie's, London, 1992. 101 pp. 548 lots. Pages lightly tanned toward top edge, otherwise fine. English Literature: The John Bowden Collection of 18th Century books and bindings in remarkably fine condition; Shakepeare's Henry IV part I 1639; an unrecorded variant of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey 1818, and an important Samuel Mearne Binding with an original fore-edge painting. Children's books: from the Collection of Eric Quayle, Esq. Including: The first English edition of Pinocchio 1892; Lamb's Tales of Shakespeare 1809, Travels of Tom Thumb 1746.. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.00

The Children of the Bible: as examples, and as warnings
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The Children of the Bible: as examples, and as warnings

By Caulkins, Frances M

150 Nassau Street, New York: American Tract Society 52 pp. + adv. Blindstamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. A curved depression and associated stain to front board, causing a curve in bottom of spine with short tears to cloth, otherwise light wear to corners of boards. A dampstain of bottom third to half extends throughout volume causing browning. P.O. inscription on ffep., which has a 1-inch piece torn out. 6 plates, sharp, nicely inked, possibly missing frontis. With all its faults, still a pleasing volume. Sixteen stories: Ishmael, Moses, Samuel, Obediah, The Forty-two Wicked Children of Bethel, Naaman's Little Maid, Joash, Josiah, Jeremiah, Daniel and his Three Companions, Jesus Christ, The Daughter of Jairus, Little Children Brought to Christ, Children of the Temple, John the Baptist, Timothy. ''And he went up from thence unto Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and siad unto him, Go up, thou bald head! Go up, thou bald head! And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.''-- 2 Kings, 2:23,24'' ''Who would not sleep on Jacob's stone, / Might Jacob's dream be given? / The Lord stood on his burning throne, / And angels throng'd the way to heaven. // With trembling awe he rose and stood, An altar rais'd, and worshipp'd there: / And call'd it Bethel--House of God, / The gate of heaven--the house of prayer. / In later times, a city spread / Its shade around that hallow'd stone; / But there no heavenly vision led / The spirit upward to the throne.''-- from ''Sinful Language Displeasing to God.''. Blindstamped Cloth. Good-. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$32.00

Blue Goops and Red: A Manual of Polite Deportment for Children who would be Good Showing How & How Not to Behave Everywhere; With Illustrations
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Blue Goops and Red: A Manual of Polite Deportment for Children who would be Good Showing How & How Not to Behave Everywhere; With Illustrations

By Burgess, Gelett

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1909. [iv] 81 pp. Missing two half-pages: 7-8, 31-32. Chip missing from pp. iii, 1, 17, 21, 41, 45, not affecting page image. Almost all others have tears p. 61 torn and detached but present. Binding soiled and rubbed significantly at corners. P.O. inscription Christmas, 1909. Blue goops are on half-pages, which when turned over reveal the good red goops, who regardless of their subservience seem to have devious facial expressions. Books by Burgess listed on verso of half-title are: Goops, and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants; More Goops, and How Not to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Impolite Infants; Goop Tales, Alphabetically Told; The Biographies of 52 Celebrated Goops; Blue Goops and Red; The Lively City of O'Ligg: A Cycle of Modern Fairy Tales for City Children; The Burgess Nonsense Book: Being a Complete Collection of the Humerous Masterpieces of Gilette Burgess, Esq. Facsimile signature of Burgess below dedication on verso of title page.. First Edition. Cloth. Poor. Illus. by Burgess, Gelett. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$79.00

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations; 12 July 2005;  Sale LO5407
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English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations; 12 July 2005; Sale LO5407

London: Sotheby's London, 2005. 266 pp. 431 lots. History, Lots 1-9; Middle East (the flag of the arab revolt in the first world war, is the most important nationalist symbol in modern arab history), Lot 10; Politics, Lots 11-46; Scence and Economics, Lots 47-51; Film, Theatre and Entertainment, Lots 52-59; English Literature: 16th and 17th century, Lots 60-79; 18th, Lots 80-87; 19th Lots 88-133; 20th, from the estate of a European collector, Lots 134-228; English literature 20th century, Lots 229-321; Art and Architecture, Lots 322-323; Original illustrations by Cliff Wright, Lots 324-344; Children's books, illustrated books, and related drawings, Lots 345-431. Index and bibliography. Featured a painting by Josef Madlener ''the hitherto lost original painting that was the inspiration for Tolkien’s gandalf. given by the artist to the present owner, this important Tolkien item has been in private hands for over sixty years.'' Hammer Price 84,000 GBP. . Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$30.00

Jumper: The Life of a Siberian Horse
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Jumper: The Life of a Siberian Horse

By Kalashnikoff, Nicolas

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. 224 pp. Blue Cloth with silver embossing is fine, some foxing to endpapers, and top of pages a bit dull. DJ missing two pieces with spine darkening. Dust jacket art and decorations by Edward Shenton. 'Although Jumper was harnessed almost daily that winter, the chores assigned to him were so light that he considered them as recreation rather than labor. The loads of hay, straw, and wood that he was required to pull were no burden at all. In this and other ways he was shown special favors. Even the stable hands regarded him as one set apart from his companions by certain qualities commanding their affectionate respect. They gave him the simplest tasks, and saved for him the chiocest foods. / After the adventure with the wolves his fame spread. Complete strangers asked to have him pointed out to them, and vied with each other in congratulating the master on possessing such a remarkable horse. The story of his exploit passed from mouth to mouth among the villagers, and lost nothing in the telling; a number of embellishments were added for the benefit of visitors. / ''That Jumper. . . . The huge wolf had him by the throat, and Gerasim was comitting his soul to God, when this miracle happened! . . . How can anyone say that a horse has no mind and soul?'' '. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Good+. Illus. by Shenton, Edward. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Con Sette Note: Figure di Grandi Musicisti Presentate da G. Edoardo Mottini
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Con Sette Note: Figure di Grandi Musicisti Presentate da G. Edoardo Mottini

By Mottini, G. Edoardo

Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1935. p.o. signed ffep. Color illustration by Nino Pagot on boards is clean and bright. Sedici tavole fuori testo [Sixteen plates outside text]. I count only 15 plates, perhaps there was a frontis or they are including the front board. Pages browned at edges and becoming brittle. Pages are becoming detached at front. Cloth spine with 3- and 4-inch tears. Chapters on Beethoven, Handel, Palestrina, Gluck, Bach, Monteverdi, Bellini, Rossini, Paganini, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Debussy, Puccini, and more. In Italian. . Decorative paper-covered board. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Nino Pagot. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$34.00

Alice's Adventures in Oxford
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Alice's Adventures in Oxford

By Batey, Mavis

Andover, UK: Pitkin Pictorials, 1980. 32 pp. A rub to the rear wrap, and a price sticker. Many unusual photographs and illustrations. ''Mavis Batey tells the story of Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, and the immortal friendship with 'Lewis Carroll', the mathematics don, which inspired the Alice books. Mrs Batey, who is married to the Treasurer of Christ Church, has made a special study of the Oxford background to the famous Alice stories, which throws a new and refreshing light on Lewis Carroll as child-lover and gifted story-teller.''. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00