Boston: The Horn Book, (1961). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 528 pages. Reprint of the first edition. Gives the history and development of illustrated books plus biographies and bibliographies of illustrators and their works. Jacket chipped at spine ends. READ MORE
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1936. thick 8vo. cloth. 599 pages. First edition. Complete listing of books for children published during the period 1930-1935. A necessary supplement to her other work. Covers rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE
New York: Delacorte, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. First U.S. edition. This collection focuses on fifteen contemporary illustrators of children's books, including Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Charles Keeping, Michael Foreman, Shirley Hughes and John Lawrence. Well-illustrated throughout, many in color, and with a number of previously unpublished illustrations from the artists' private collections. Included is a complete chronological bibliography of each artist. READ MORE
London: Julia MacRae Books, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. First edition. This collection focuses on fifteen contemporary illustrators of children's books, including Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Charles Keeping, Michael Foreman, Shirley Hughes and John Lawrence. Well-illustrated throughout, many in color, and with a number of previously unpublished illustrations from the artists' private collections. Included is a complete chronological bibliography of each artist. READ MORE
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
New York: Hawthorn Books Inc. (1974). small 4to. two-toned cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 385 pages. First edition. Discussion of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Mickey Mouse, dolls, Disney's representatives in London, brushes, plates, bowls, tinware, mugs, clocks, etc. Has appendices describing newspaper comics, periodicals, comic books, books, sheet music, and artifacts sold at auction. Profusely illustrated. Jacket chipped along edges. 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