Worcester, MA: Dorr, Howland & Co., n.d., but 1835. miniature book (6.1 by 5.0 cm.). original cloth. 192 pages. Bradbury, Dorr 5; Rinderknecht 30400. Table of contents, list of illustrations. Frontispiece and black and white engraved illustrations in text. Covers slightly scuffed at corners. Inside front hinge cracked. Light tanning and foxing. READ MORE about THE BIBLE IN MINIATURE, FOR CHILDREN
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(Mill Valley, CA: Sunflower Press, 1977). oblong miniature book (5.6 x 5.8 cm). decorated cloth, paper spine and cover labels. unpaginated. Text in French. Limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by publisher Carol Cunningham on colophon (Bradbury, Sunflower Press 10). Color illustrations by Collin. With miniature bookplate of Kalman Levitan on front pastedown. READ MORE about LE CHIEN GUINGAN E LE CHAT CALICOT
Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, (1979). miniature book (4.7 x 6.5 cm). cloth, title gilt-stamped on spine, illustration gilt-stamped on front board. 36, (2) pages. Limited to 249 copies. (Bradbury, Black Cat Press 59). Illustrations on endpapers, title page, and in text from little-known children's books by various artists. Printed French-fold. READ MORE about 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN JUVENILE AUTHORS: LITTLE KNOWN PSEUDONYMS
Spartanburg, SC: (Kitemaug Press), 1982. miniature book (6.7 x 5.1 cm). stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Limited to 50 copies (Bradbury, Kitemaug Press 35). Illustrated. A coloring book with numerous flowers (not yet colored). Stamp of Kathryn Rickard on inside front wrapper. READ MORE about FLORAL PIECES FOR THE ALTAR
New Haven, CT: S. Babcock, 1840. miniature book (7.2 x 4.6 cm). original stiff creme paper wrappers, sewn at spine. 8 pages. (Bradbury, S. Babcock 27; Rinderkknecht and Bruntjen 40-2381). Wrappers with decorated border. Engraved illustrations in text. A collection of children's poetry. Wrappers and text lightly soiled. Foxing throughout. Some text loose. READ MORE about FLOWERS FOR A JUVENILE GARLAND
(Cooperstown: Farmers' Museum), n.d. miniature book (7.9 x 4.9 cm). self paper wrappers, slipcase. variously paginated. Set of four books includes Book of Animals, Mary and her Little Kid, The Two Cocks , and The Faithful Dog. Published for children. Slipcase is tape repaired. READ MORE about FOUR AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS ORIGINALLY PRINTED BY H. & E. PHINNEY,...
Spartanburg, SC: Kitemaug Press, 1979. square miniature book (5.8 x 5.8 cm). stiff paper wrappers, bound oriental style, paper sleeve. unpaginated. Limited to 100 numbered copies (Bradbury, Kitemaug Press 30). Frontispiece and illustrations in text. READ MORE about THE BOY WHO DREW CATS: A JAPANESE TALE
Spartanburg, SC: Kitemaug Press, 1979. square miniature book (5.8 x 5.8 cm). stiff paper wrappers, bound oriental style, paper sleeve. unpaginated. Limited to 100 numbered copies (Bradbury, Kitemaug Press 30). Frontispiece and illustrations in text. With miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on inside front wrapper. READ MORE about THE BOY WHO DREW CATS: A JAPANESE TALE
New Britain, CT: REM Miniatures), 1966. miniature book (6.9 x 5.7 cm.). stiff paper wrappers, printed paper slide-on case. Limited to 500 copies (Bradbury, REM, 8). The 12 panel foldout in the back is hand-colored in this copy. READ MORE about ADVENTURES OF THE FLIGHTLY OLD WOMAN
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 about A MOTHER'S GIFT; A COLLECTION OF SCRIPTURE TEXTS FOR DAILY USE
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 about THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY
(Los Angeles, CA: Intervisual Communications, 1983). miniature book (7.6 by 5.8 cm.). paper-covered boards in slipcase. unpaginated. 3 Volumes. First edition. A set of three volumes, including The Creation, Noah, and Jonah. Accordion fold. Color illustrations on covers and throughout text. Each volume with diorama of its subject. READ MORE about PETER SPIER'S LITTLE BIBLE STORYBOOKS
(New York, NY: Golden Books), n.d. miniature book (6.8 by 7.1 cm.). paper-covered boards. unpaginated. A "Little Little Golden Book." Color illustrations by the Walt Disney Studio. Adapted by Campbell Grant from the Walt Disney motion picture. READ MORE about WALT DISNEY'S PINOCCHIO
(New York, NY: Golden Books), n.d. miniature book (6.8 by 7.1 cm.). paper-covered boards. unpaginated. A "Little Little Golden Book." Color illustrations by Garth Williams. Originally published as Animal Friends. READ MORE about THE VERY BEST HOME FOR ME!
Evanston, IL: The Press of Ward Schori, 1983. miniature book (7.5 x 5.4 cm). leather, title gilt-stamped on spine and front cover, illustrated endpapers. unpaginated. Limited to 225 copies (Bradbury, Schori 24). Hand colored illustrations by John Martin. Biographical sketches of the author and illustrator. A collection of children's poetry. READ MORE about COLORED BUTTONS: A BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN
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 about A NEW YEAR'S PRESENT
1961. small 4to. boards. pp.24-27. In American Heritage, Vol. XII, No.4, June 1961. Short biography of "Frank Merriwell," ie Gilbert Patten. READ MORE about FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE AGAIN - AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. "
N.P. Ginn and Co., n.d. small 8vo. paper wrappers. 23 pages. With 19 illustrations in the text, mostly of American hornbooks. Split along hinge. READ MORE about MARKS OF MERIT, TOGETHER WITH AN ARTICLE ON HORNBOOKS AND THEIR USE IN AMERICA
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 about "THE GOOD EDUCATION OF YOUTH": WORLDS OF LEARNING IN THE AGE OF FRANKLIN
New Castle and Wilmington: Oak Knoll Press and The Delaware Art Museum, 2004. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 906 pages. 2 volumes. At the dawn of the 20th century, Howard Pyle was America's most famous and influential illustrator. Through the illustrated pages of Harper's, Scribner's and Century magazines, the American public first became acquainted with the illustrator that they would come to love. Both by example and through his teaching, Pyle molded and... READ MORE about HOWARD PYLE: HIS LIFE -- HIS WORK
New Castle and Wilmington: Oak Knoll Press and The Delaware Art Museum, 2004. 9 x 12 inches. quarter Morocco with Japanese cloth, a special binding by Campbell-Logan Bindery. (viii),xiv,(ii),400; (viii),401-872 pages. 2 volumes. First edition, one of only 60 numbered and signed sets bound thus (Museum Edition). Contains an extra eight-page signature at the beginning which has a tipped-in wood-engraving of Pyle's well-known painting "The Landing of the Pilgrims" pulled from the original block engraved... READ MORE about HOWARD PYLE: HIS LIFE -- HIS WORK
(Spartanburg, SC: Wofford Library Press, 1969-1970). 4to. self paper wrappers; spiral binding. varioiusly paginated. 7 volumes. Seven volumes, includes (1) Opening program for new library building, 1969; (2) Special collections checklist, Hymns and Hymnody, by Frank J. Anderson; (3) Special collections checklist, Geography and Travels, by Frank J. Anderson; (4) Special collections checklist, Children's literature, by Elizabeth Sabin; (5) Special collections checklist, Catlisle-Smith pamphlet collection, by Frank J. Anderson and Elizabeth Sabin; (6) Special collections... READ MORE about WOFFORD COLLEGE LIBRARY