With Pictures by Max Schwartz.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1928). small 8vo. cloth. (viii), 79 pages. With Pictures by Max Schwartz. Reprint of the first edition. Well illustrated, including a colored print of an early printing press. Meant for juveniles. Ex library copy. READ MORE
Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990. 8vo. cloth. xvii, 180 pages. First edition. In the early nineteenth century the prevailing influence in children's books was the promotion of morality, coupled with instruction, and fairy-tales and such-like improper subjects were widely discouraged. So Benjamin Tabart showed no little courage when, within three years of opening his Juvenile Library in Bond Street, he launched out into the publication of a series of well-produced fairy-tales and nursery stories. During... READ MORE
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1987. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxix, 142 pages. First edition. Mary Elliott (then Mary Belson) began writing for children in 1809, at a time when increasing literacy and wealth and more progressive understanding of the reading needs of children were creating a growing demand for more and more books for young people. Beginning with two books in verse - one a lively tale about town and country mice, the other, an... READ MORE
(Carlton, Victoria, Australia): Melbourne University Press, 1992. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxii, 547+(1); xxii, 477+(1) pages. 2 volumes. Table of contents, acknowledgments, list of locations and references, abbreviations in Volume One. Volume Two with introduction and "outline of the bibliography." Indices of titles and illustrators. Volume One, 1774-1972; Volume Two, 1973-1988. Also includes a separate bibliography for the southwest Pacific area. READ MORE
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. (1985). small 4to. boards, dust jacket. 256 pages. Fourth impression of the first edition. Contains the new introduction printed for the third impression revising parts of the book. 106 illustrations, including some in color. Embossed private library stamp on free endpaper. READ MORE
Drawings by Edward Gorey.
(Reading, MA): Addison-Wesley, (1976). square 12mo. paper covered boards, dust jacket. unpaginated. Drawings by Edward Gorey. Reprint of first edition (Toledano, B41B). Black and white etchings by Edward Gorey. Author was a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. READ MORE
New York: Young Scott Books, (1970). oblong 12mo. decorated cloth, dust jacket. unpaginated. First edition. (Toledano, A37a). Text by Neumeyer, illustrations by Gorey. Whimsical account of the earth's rotation and the reason for day and night. Dust jacket slightly soiled and small tear at top of spine. READ MORE
Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co. 1982. 8vo. cloth. xxxii, 427+(1) pages. Frontispiece. Table of contents, biographical sketches of the authors, foreword, acknowledgments, preface, introduction. Four appendices. Author, illustrator, title index. Subject index. Bibliography, with descriptive text, of books winning these prestigious awards. Ex-library copy with markings. READ MORE
(Chevy Chase, MD): Posterity Press, (1999). 4to. paper covered boards, dust jacket. (vi), ii, 97, (1), iii-iv pages. Children's tale. Illustrated by Sheila Waters. Design and calligraphy by Julian Waters. Signed by designer and illustrator on half-title. Color illustrations. Card to Deborah Evetts and brochure about another publication laid in. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Oak Knoll Press and University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2009. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 352 pages. In 1749, Benjamin Franklin published his educational call to arms, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania. In it, Franklin set forth a radically new template for educating students, one that stressed social utility, secular independence, and an English language-based curriculum. This slim pamphlet led to the creation of... READ MORE
With a foreword by Maurice Saxby.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1988). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 175 pages. With a foreword by Maurice Saxby. First U.S. edition. The story behind the development of the Australian homestead of Joyce and Courtney Oldmeadow and their collection devoted to the Australian children's book. Filled with illustrations, many in color. Also contains appendices listing artwork and prepublication material held in the collection and checklists of information on the Australian Book of the Year Awards. READ MORE