San Francisco: International Wizard of Oz Club, 2002. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. paperback. 146 pages. Reprint of the revised and enlarged second edition from the original published in 1976. Bibliographia Oziana by Douglas G. Greene and Peter E. Hanff serves as the standard reference work that sorts out the extremely complex printing history of each of the original forty Oz books by L. Frank Baum and his six successors. In addition, it includes full descriptions... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIA OZIANA, A CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHECKLIST OF THE OZ BOOKS BY L. FRANK BAUM AND...
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New York: Battledore Ltd., 1990. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 111 pages. Collectors and those interested in children's books will find this work fascinating as it unearths information about the first actual printing of Alice in Wonderland. Encouraged by his friends, Reverend Charles Dodgson, otherwise known as Lewis Carroll, first had Alice published by Macmillan & Co. and printed by the Clarendon Press in June 1865, arranging to have a specially bound copy delivered to... READ MORE about ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, AN 1865 PRINTING RE-DESCRIBED AND NEWLY IDENTIFIED AS THE...
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 1999. 6 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 135 pages. This comprehensive new work not only provides bibliographical details lacking from previous studies, but it describes Dodgson's letters, articles, games, mathematical problems, and stories in such a way that the scholar without access to these rare items will gain an understanding of where Dodgson stood on various subjects and the nature of his relationship... READ MORE about LEWIS CARROLL AND THE PRESS
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 274 pages. First edition. Byron Sewell and Clare Imholtz have compiled a comprehensive international bibliography of over 1000 entries listing all known editions of Lewis Carroll's Sylvie & Bruno books, their translations into foreign languages, excerpts from them, the appearance of their poems in anthologies, critical articles and studies, parodies, and much more. This book establishes... READ MORE about AN ANNOTATED INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LEWIS CARROLL'S SYLVIE AND BRUNO BOOKS
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2006. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 320 pages. When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be... READ MORE about BE MERRY AND WISE: ORIGINS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING IN ENGLAND, 1650-1850
New York: The Grolier Club, 2015. 8.25 x 11 inches. pictorial wrappers with integral flaps. 318, (1) pages. Reprint of the 2014 first edition. Preface by Chris Loker; Bibliophiles in the Nursery: The Gradual Legitimacy of Collecting Rare Children's Books by Justin G. Schiller; "Pity that any Children should be . . . brought up . . . without the Skill of Reading" by Jill Shefrin; Cutting Loose: Productivity and Inventiveness among the Nineteenth-Century Publishers... READ MORE about ONE HUNDRED BOOKS FAMOUS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
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 about BENJAMIN TABART'S JUVENILE LIBRARY, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PUBLISHED, WRITTEN,...
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 about CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF MARY (BELSON) ELLIOTT BLENDING SOUND CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES WITH CHEERFUL...
N.P. American Antiquarian Society, 1972. 7.5 x 10.25 inches. cloth. 522 pages. First edition. Full descriptions of over 1000 books. Excellent reference tool. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS PRINTED PRIOR TO 1821
With "Children's Books in Bygone Baltimore" An essay and a catalogue by Linda F. Lapides
Baltimore: The Baltimore Bibliophiles, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 176 pages. With "Children's Books in Bygone Baltimore" An essay and a catalogue by Linda F. Lapides. With this volume the Baltimore Bibliophiles celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their founding, demonstrating the flourishing of bibliophily in Baltimore and the vigor of the organization. Included in the book are an account and a catalogue of early children's books in Baltimore by Linda F. Lapides. A separate... READ MORE about THE BALTIMORE BIBLIOPHILES AT FIFTY, 1954-2004
London: MacDonald Future Publishers, (1981). 7.25 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 240 pages. First edition. The author worked for over five years on researching this biography, using much unpublished correspondence and interviews with surviving friends and relations. He has also uncovered many unpublished illustrations. Includes an annotated list of Greenaway books. With 121 illustrations in black-and-white and 15 in color. SALES RIGHTS: Available in North & South America from Oak Knoll Books. READ MORE about KATE GREENAWAY, A BIOGRAPHY
Pinner: Private Library Association, 1981. 6 x 9.75 inches. hardcover. 160 pages. First edition. Little information regarding the firm of James Lumsden and Son has survived. It seems they first became interested in publishing books for children around the end of the eighteenth century. Although the firm attracted little notice in their own age, their juvenile books have now become collector's pieces. Lumsden books show a distinctive quality: it is not easy to define and... READ MORE about JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW, THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
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
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 388 pages. First edition. The first comprehensive bibliography on the famous twentieth-century author. It details all titles he wrote and to which he contributed. It also cites more than 1500 contributions by Ransome to newspapers and magazines, including his controversial reports from Russia during the first World War and the rise of the Bolsheviks. This work has been eagerly awaited by Ransome's many fans and... READ MORE about ARTHUR RANSOME: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
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 about SENDAK IN ASIA
London: Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 228 pages. This is an essential guide for any devotee of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit and of illustrators of childrens books during this period. Illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, this bibliography contains over 300 entries published between 1904 and 1980. It seeks to describe all titles published in the United States that are versions of The Tale of Peter Rabbit... READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF UNAUTHORISED AMERICAN EDITIONS OF THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT BY BEATRIX POTTER...
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1999. 8.75 x 11.5 inches. hardcover. xlii, 268 pages. This book is a bibliography of photographically illustrated children's books in the field of American and international juvenile literature from 1854 to 1945. It details books that were illustrated with original photographs or related-mechanical processes, and describes author and title, as well as provides an index of photographers, illustrators, and reproduction processes linked to specific books. The collection reveals a parallel... READ MORE about FROM THE MUNDANE TO THE MAGICAL: PHOTOGRAPHICALLY ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1854-1945 AND BEYOND