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How Georgie Helped
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How Georgie Helped

By Burton, Elizabeth Roberts

Wraps. Very Good Minus. Scarce, with possibly just one copy located on OCLC (but if so, a different edtion and mix of material). N.d., circa 1890. N.p. Miniature, 68 by 53 mm. 8 pp., plus wraps. Moralistic tale of diligent boy and his leadership skills shown when taking care of his younger siblings. Last two pages are sentiment poems unrelated to the story. Four illustrations, including on cover, with color on front.

$65.00

[Trade Catalogue] Lionel Electric Trains Model Railroads Accessories
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[Trade Catalogue] Lionel Electric Trains Model Railroads Accessories

By Unknown

New York: The Lionel Corporation, 1930. Wraps. Good Plus. Oblong, 21.5 by 29 cm. 48 pp. Toy train sets and their accessories, with bright color throughout -- most everything is rendered in color, with a few black and white drawings and photographs. The models jump out from the page, with their bold colors and graphics. Cover art of a small city and its train station by Fernando Clavatti. Fun to look at whether or not you are, or were, an electric toy train enthusiast. Minor chipping to wraps. Dampstain on rear cover. A waviness to the pages from exposure to moisture besides.

$275.00

The Victor for Every Day in the Week $10 to $100
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The Victor for Every Day in the Week $10 to $100

By Anon

Camden, NJ: The Victor Talking Machine Co.. Wraps. Very Good. Long before cereal commercials on T.V., advertising directed at children! N.d., circa 1904. (Reference to the favorite hymns of President McKinley, who was by then deceased, but also Caruso, who appears to have first recorded for the company in 1904.) 12mo. 12.5 by 9 cm. 12 pp., including wraps. Advertising pitch directed at children. Lovely color illustrations, one for each day of the week, plus the front and rear cover. Providing examples of the variety of offerings available for the victrola, from opera, with mentions of Caruso, Adelina Patti and Emma Eames, to patriotic airs -- Sousa tunes -- to juvenile records -- Punch and Judy, Mother Goose stories -- to hymns, national anthems and gospel. The illustrations relate to the music suggested in one way or another. We see two black servants dancing, the children in various national costumes, a boy troubadour, a humpty dumpty and Punch and Judy show, etc. Scarce, with only two copies found on OCLC FirstServe (Rutgers, Ohio Historical Society). Light soiling of the cover.

$100.00

Une Promenade
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Une Promenade

By Anon

Wraps. Very Good. N.d., circa 1890. 16mo. 17 by 11. 12 pp., plus wraps. Six charming color plates accompanying the story set, it would seem, in the Norman countryside, with a windmill -- a real and a toy one, clogs, etc.

$40.00

His Feet's Too Beeg for de  Bed!!
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His Feet's Too Beeg for de Bed!!

By Marilyn McGaughey, illustrator

Very Good. N.d., circa 1940. 9 page story. The story is told in quasi-black dialect, and there is probably a racist dimension to the story involving a black family, although the author may not have had an invidious intent at the time. While the illustrations are a bit crude, and possibly deliberately so, the author does have a comedic spark, notwithstanding the offense someone might take to it. Certainly an interesting relic from an era when there were no inhibitions with regard to stereotyping.

$200.00

Trott et L'escargot (Mon Petit Trott)
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Trott et L'escargot (Mon Petit Trott)

By Lichtenberger, Andre

Paris: Librairie Plon, 1930. First Editiion. Paperback. Very Good. De Champris, Paule Gaillard. Undated, circa 1930. 4to. 27 by 18 cm. 16 pp., including wraps. An installment in popular French children's book series, this one about tending a garden. Illustrations are irresistible in their simplicity and gentle pastel palette. Some soilage to cover and close tear to spine of wraps, about two inches on bottom, which normal and inconspicuous really. Pages are toned but clean.

$50.00