London: The Holland Press, (1985). 4to. cloth, dust jackets. xxiv, 446; 16 pages followed by 336 full page plates. Two volumes. A very fine facsimile reprint of the first edition of this landmark catalogue first issued by Gumuchian & Cie in 1930. Over 6000 books listed. Light chipping of jackets with abrased spot on the spine of Volume Two. READ MORE
Préface de Paul Gavault.
London: Holland Press, (1967). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xx, (iv), 446 pages followed by many plates. Préface de Paul Gavault. A very fine facsimile reprint of the first edition of this landmark catalogue first issued by Gumuchian & Cie in 1930. Over 6000 books listed. This one volume facsimile does not reproduce all the plates in the original edition. READ MORE
Preface by Paul Gavault.
Paris: Gumuchian & Cie. n.d. (1930). 4to. later cloth. xxiv, 446, (4) pages. Preface by Paul Gavault. First edition, limited to 1,000 copies. The introduction is in English and French. A landmark bookseller's catalogue devoted to children's books; a total of 6,251 are described. The entries are not restricted to French titles. Lacks the second volume which contains the plates. READ MORE
Préface de Paul Gavault.
London: Holland Press, (1967). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xx, (iv), 446 pages followed by many plates. Préface de Paul Gavault. A very fine facsimile reprint of the first edition of this landmark catalogue first issued by Gumuchian & Cie in 1930. Over 6000 books listed. This one volume facsimile does not reproduce all the plates in the original edition. Jacket rubbed with small tears along edge. READ MORE
San Francisco: Grabhorn-Hoyem, 1970. 4to. cloth, paper spine and cover label. (iv), (40), (2) pages. Printed on hand-made English paper with deckeled edges in an edition of 300 copies by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem. (Harlan, no.40, lists only 200 copies). Includes 20 elaborately detailed illustrations by Philip Van Ever each set within a different frame. READ MORE
Philadelphia, PA: American Sunday School Union, (1852). miniature book (7.2 by 5.8 cm.). original embossed cloth. 192 pages. Bradbury, American Sunday School Union 37. Preface. A collection of scripture texts for the guidance of children. Inside hinges cracked with covers partially detached from book block. Some tanning and foxing. READ MORE
(New York, NY): The Center for Design and Typography of The Cooper Union School of Art, 1980. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introductory comments by Mary Ann Tighe, Deputy Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts. Includes illustrations and some comments by the children. Closing remarks by George Sadek of the Center for Design and Typography. READ MORE
Ormond Beach, FL: "The Doldrums" 1942. 16mo. cloth, dust jacket. (xii), 8 pages. A facsimile of the earliest known Christmas book priinted in the United States (New York: William B. Gilley, 1821), with eight colored engravings. This work was a volume in the Children's Friend (III) series. Correspondence to and from George A. Zabriskie precedes text. Handwritten note to Zabriskie laid in. dust jacket torn at front bottom edge. READ MORE
A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books
Chicago: American Library Association, 1993. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. v, 137 pages. A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. Lists the winners and the runners-up. A few pictures. Front cover has a faint crease at the hinge. READ MORE
Yucaipa: Gail Klemm Books, 1972. 8vo. later pamphlet holder with paper cover label and with pamphlet bound-in. (36) pages. Illustrated. Book dealer's catalogue. Library stamp on front cover stating "Received May 15, 1972, Hunt Library." Pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE
Princeton: Cotsen Children's Library, 2007. 8vo. paper wrappers. 21, (3) pages. Commemorates the library's 10th anniversary. A whimsical representation of items in the library's collections. Color illustrations throughout. List of credits. Complimentary note laid in. READ MORE
New York: The American Tract Society, n.d., but circa 1833-46. miniature book (9.2 x 6.9 cm). contemporary quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards. (iv), 191+(1) pages. Series 1, Volume 1 of the Society's publications. Table of contents lists 13 titles in volume 1. This volume contains 1, 2, 3, 4 (just front and back covers), 8 (just front and back covers), 10, 11, and 12 (just front and back covers). Title page notes the society's location... READ MORE
New York: Justin G. Schiller, Ltd. (1983). oblong 8vo. paper wrappers. Unpaginated. Catalogue 41 of this firm. A sale catalogue of 200 items, arranged chronologically from the first Italian arithmetic book, published in 1491, to a Maurice Sendak drawing from 1982. Each entry was chosen for its historical significance, and the group includes chapbooks, religious tracts and fairy story books. Fully described and annotated, each item is accompanied by an illustration. With price list loosely inserted. READ MORE
Kingston, NY: Battledore Ltd. 1996. 11 x 8.5 inches. paperback. 48 pages. First edition. This wonderful exhibition catalogue highlights a myriad of works illustrated and written by this celebrated children's book writer and artist. This exhibition covers the first time Sendak's original works were shown in Asia, beginning in October 1996 at Maruzen Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, travelling in December to Kyoto and Nagoya and then to Neilson Hays Library in Bangkok, Thailand in... READ MORE
1972. 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 75, (15) pages. Volume 3, 1972. This issue includes the proceedings of a workshop on children's books as well as articles on publishing and bookselling in Singapore. Wrappers slightly rubbed. Some damage to spine. Pages curled. READ MORE
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of Boston, 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. Issued with an exhibition of Judith Gwyn Brown's book illustrations and original work at the Boston Public Library. With an article by the artist, and a checklist of books in the exhibition. Illustrated with full-page pen and ink drawings. Bookplate of Doris Frohnsdorff loosely inserted. READ MORE