Darton, Lawrence. THE DARTONS: AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS ISSUED BY TWO PUBLISHING HOUSES 1787-1876.
New Castle, DE Oak Knoll Press 2004 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 709 pages. First edition. In 1787, William Darton began engraving and printing children's books. Over the next 60 years, his firm printed over 1,000 books for young people. In 1804, a separate firm of Darton was founded by William's oldest son. They published over 1,600 children's titles. The work contains the details and bibliography of both Darton firms and an index of their artists and engravers. This work is a major reference source on juvenilia and the early history of children's books. The author is the great-great-great-grandson of William Darton. There are seventy illustrations in this work. Jacket with snag in front cover. Price: $ 85.00
Order nr. 97950
(Holme, Geoffrey) THE CHILDREN'S ART BOOK.
London Studio n.d. 8vo. cloth spine, paper-covered boards (iv), 96 pages This is a simple art appreciation book for children with large print and fairly simple text. The pictures progress from simple to complex with many tipped-in examples as well as those printed on the pages. Some color. Spine of the book a little faded. Dust jacket is worn with some paper loss at the corners and heel of spine, closed tear upper front panel near the spine and a small missing bit in the lower edge of the back panel. Price: $ 25.00
Order nr. 89378