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Fly-Away Fairies and Baby-Blossoms

CLARKSON, L. [Louise Clarkson Sauerwein Lord Whitelock] New York and London: E.P. Dutton & Co. and Griffith and Farran, 1882. Boards. Very good. Louise CLARKSON. [POETRY] [WOMAN AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR]. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 39, West Twenty-Third Street and London: Griffith and Farran, Corner of St. Paul's Churchyard. Louise CLARKSON, illustrator. Small 4to; [30] leaves printed recto only; gold pictorial boards, front illustration of fairies amongst apple blossoms with a bird and butterfly looking on, rear board "Baby-Blossoms or What the Winds are Saying" with a pictorial of apple blossoms and a vignette of a baby fairy in a blossom; gold cloth shelf-back; green floral eps, ownership label on the front pastedown, "The Private Property of Clara McDowell" with a poem; gift inscription dated "Xmas 1899" on verso ffep; color pictorial title page; 15 full-page chromolithographed plates; light buckling to board paper, scuffing to edges, a small crush on the top edge of the front board, front joint paper cracked but holding; very good. A beautifully illustrated children's book of poetry and fairies by Louise Clarkson Sauerwein Lord Whitelock (1851-1928), writing under the name Louise Clarkson. She was active in writing and illustrating around 1877-1898, and in the Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore. From her poem "Little Water-Sprite": I'm the Fairy of the lake, / On my snow-white swan I take / Many a happy ride. / Where the cat-tails grow up high, / Where the water-lilies lie, / We go gliding softly by / With the tide.
  • $200
The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could, Retold by Watty Piper from The Pony Engine by Mabel C. Bragg

PIPER, Watty New York: The Platt & Munk Co., Inc., Publishers, 1930. Cloth. Near fine. Lois L. LENSKI. Lois L. LENSKI, illustrator. Second issue. 8vo; [22]pp; red cloth over board, color pictorial onlay featuring a train on a track and black lettering; "Never Grow Old Series" list before half-title includes nine titles ending with The Little Engine That Could and a two-line statement on the front paste-down begins with "No. 358 Made in U.S.A."; both b&w and color illustrations throughout; rubbed corners, minimal shelf wear, lacking its dust jacket; near fine. This is a wonderful children's book whose famous line "I think I can, I think I can" has been beloved and encouragement to its readers for generations. This book has a very complicated edition issue history. We have used several sources and found that Zielinski's online "Children's Picturebook Collecting" is helpful for modern titles. Our research indicates that this copy is the first one to have a dust jacket (lacking on this example) and a paste-down on the front cloth board. The earlier editions in the "Never Grow Old Series" had a presentation box and no dust jacket, a paste-down image on the front blue board, and a black cloth spine. The points listed above in the book description are important in the identification of the edition. The book also has a long and complicated history in regard to authorship. Platt and Munk published it under the pseudonym, Watty Piper, for author Arnold Munk (1888-1957), one of the publishing company's owners.
  • $450
Peter and Wendy Dress Up for the New York World's Fair

Peter and Wendy Dress Up for the New York World’s Fair, Official Edition, Paper Doll Cutouts with Costumes From Many Different Lands

MARTIN, Judy and Barry New York: Spertus Publishing Company, Inc, 1963. Wraps. Near fine. [JUVENILE] [PAPER DOLLS] [ADVERTISING] [TRAVEL]. Cover title: Singer World's Fair Dress-Up Book, A Paper Doll Book. The Official 1964-1954 New York World's Fair Paper-Doll Book 4to (13 7/8" x 10"); [7] leaves printed one-side only; stiff glazed yellow pictorial wrapper, color illustrations on front of the world's fair and the two paper doll characters, the girl sitting at a sewing machine, rear wrapper features five vignettes of national costumes; stiff glazed color pictorial title page with two die-cut paper dolls to punch out; last leaf a still glazed color pictorial with a die-cut Unisphere and to punch out, and a small girl and boy die-cut vignette with stand; 6 leaves of uncut color paper doll clothing; 1" separation at wrapper tail fold, creasing to front and rear at the top staple; near fine. OCLC locates 4 copies, 3 in the U.S. and one in Hong Kong. A wonderful, unused, colorful paper doll booklet from the Singer Pavilion at the New York's World Fair. The two die-cut paper dolls found on the title page are labeled "Peter" and "Wendy" (perhaps recalling the 1960 made for TV movie titled Peter Pan). National costumes from Thailand, the U.S.A., Austria, Mexico, France, Africa, Italy, Eskimo garb, Japan, and Sweden are ready for cutting out on the line and dressing the dolls. A large Unisphere die-cut appears on the last stiff leaf and can be punched-out and placed on its corresponding stand. Thumbnail color illustrations of the New York State Pavilion, the Federal Pavilion, Festival of Gas, Eastman Kodak, India, Holland, Johnson's Wax Pavilion, General Motors are pictured on the.
  • $75
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Up and Downs, A Novel Picture Book for the Little Ones

London and New York: Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton, 1908. Boards. Very good. [MOVABLE BOOK] [JUVENILE] [HOLIDAYS] [RHYMING VERSE] [WOMAN AUTHOR]. London: Ernest Nister and New York: E. P. Dutton, No date [c. 1908]. Printed in Bavaria. Cover title: Up and Down. A Book of Changing Pictures. 8vo (8 7/8" x 6 ¼"); [16]pp; color pictorial boards, blue cloth shelf back; three staple binding holding but loose; gift inscription on ffep dated "Jan. 20, '16"; pictorial title page; 5 color plates with pictures changeable by movable tab, one plate lacks its tab but the picture can be moved down by hand; light rubbing and wear to boards, staple binding pulling away from pastedown, light overall wear; very good minus. Montanaro p.323 (dates this publication as 1908 based on an inscription). OCLC locates 2 copies, both in the UK, also at the Winterthur Library in the US. Scarce. Scarce in any condition, this colorful movable children's picture book changes the pictures by pulling down on a tab. Rhyming verse by Lucy L. Weedon (1862-1939) accompanies each plate of 4 movable pictures. The verses are titled "When Christmas Comes" and pictures a snowman, Santa, and children playing in the snow; "Summer-Time" shows children playing outdoors in lovely Edwardian-style clothing; "The Children's Pets" features children with a dog, cat, small goat, and donkey; "At the Sea" pictures children playing at the sea; and "Fairyland" is illustrated with fairies flying on the backs of butterflies and peering over rocks. The verses "Up and Down," "The Land of Make-Believe" and "L'Envoi" have no corresponding movable picture but are illustrated in black and white. "When Christmas comes, hurrah, hurrah! / We have such first-rate fun, / We put our coats and gaiters on, / And out of doors we run. / We build a snow-man, big and tall / With two large stones for eyes— / He's so like dear old Uncle Dick, / That Babs to kiss him tries. / At night we hang our stockings up, / And Santa Claus he comes, / And fills them to the very top / With toys and sugar-plums. / No wonder that we shout ‘hurrah!' / When Christmas Time is near, / For Christmas Time's the Children's Time, / The best Time of the year.".