N.P. n.p., (1986). square 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, plasticv spiral binding. unpaginated. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Text in German. Illustrations by Renate Habinger. A tale about a caterpillar. Copy of English translation laid in. READ MORE about DER RAUPE LIKAN
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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003. large 8vo. cloth. Color frontispiece; 309+(1) pages. First edition. When Edward Ardizzone passed away in 1979, he was one of the best-loved artists (and authors) in the English-speaking world. He illustrated more than 200 books and pamphlets, a good number of which he also wrote, as well as designed dust jackets and ephemera for a range of patrons. Brian Alderson first published a checklist of this work in... READ MORE about EDWARD ARDIZZONE, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC COMMENTARY
Folkestone: Baily Brothers ans Swinfen Ltd., (1971). 8vo. pictorial cloth-covered boards. 96 pages. First edition. From the early wooden letter blocks of the Chinese to the computer-operated printers of today, this easy to understand book tells the story of dedicated and hardworking men and the inventions that have made the communication of ideas and knowledge possible. With illustrations by Anthony D'Adamo and seventeen black and white photographs. Jacket rubbed. READ MORE about BLACK ON WHITE AND READ ALL OVER, THE STORY OF PRINTING
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...
New York, NY: New York Public Library, 1946. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 47+(1) pages. Tenth of the R.R. Bowker Memorial Lectures sponsored by the library. Listing of previous lectures. A disucssion of the publication of children's books. Edges of covers tanned. READ MORE about BOOKS IN SEARCH OF CHILDREN
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.3, MARCH 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: B. Hicks on Nancy Drew books, G. Dibert-Himes on the library of Schloss Corvey in Germany, B.G. Henneke on old ship's logbooks, J.G. Schiller on the early publishing history of the Paul Bunyan tales, T. Conway on James Michener, G. and M. Green on the Little Blue Books of the 1920's and 30's, N. Basbanes on... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.11, NOV., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: A. Tufel on George Eliot, R. Armstrong on Alan Paton, and J. Waters on "Invasion of the E-Books" (yes, a certain software company has expressed interest). N. Basbanes tours that institution, The Strand; R. Brown and Tasha Tucker discuss Tasha Tudor (with notice of the new Tasha Tudor bibliography by John & Jill Hare, published by... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Stockholm: Kooperativa Förbundets Bokförlag, 1951. small 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 219+(1) pages. Fourth edition. Domestic and translated children's literature in 9 reading groups, with a book list at the end of each chapter. Drawings by Birger Lundquist. Index. Covers detaching at spine. READ MORE about BARN OCH BOCKER [CHILDREN AND BOOKS
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 about TO PICTURE THE STORY, THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF JUDITH GWYN BROWN
FROM IT'S GLORIOUS PAST TO THE PRESENT
Chicago: Childrens Press, (1967). square 8vo. pictorial cloth. 95+(1) pages. FROM IT'S GLORIOUS PAST TO THE PRESENT. B2-1497. An illustrated history of Delaware written for children. Covers foxed. READ MORE about DELAWARE
Schenectady, NY: Parkway Classics, 1975. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 25+(1) pages. First printing. Reproduction of a 19th century children's book. Black and white engraved illustrations. A collection of children's tales. Covers very lightly tanned. READ MORE about THE ADVENTURES OF MISS MINETTE, AND MASTER JOCKO. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE HISTORY OF LITTLE DAME...
Italy: Ente Autonomo per le Fiere di Bologna, (1988). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 197, (3) pages. An interesting selection of illustrators from around the world. In each case an example of their work is shown, usually in full color and short biographical details are given. READ MORE about ANNUAL '88, ILLUSTRATOR'S OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Italy: Ente Autonomo per le Fiere di Bologna, (1997). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 213 pages. First edition. An interesting selection of illustrators from around the world. In each case, an example of their work is shown, usually in full color and short biographical details are given. READ MORE about ANNUAL '96 ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. NON-FICTION
London: The National Book League, 1972. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 102, (8) pages. 4th edition. A bibliography of British children's books. Preface. Introduction by Eileen Colwell. Arranged chronologically. 533 entries. Entries after 1940 broken down into fiction and non-fiction categories. Indices of authors/editors and titles. Eight pages of advertisements follow the text. READ MORE about BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS
(London, England): The Library Association, 1957. 8vo. cloth dust jacket. viii, 89+(1) pages. Table of contents. Frontispiece portrait of Arthur Ransome, first recipient of the medal. Black and white plates; black and white illustrations in text. A description of medal winners from 1936 to 1957. Dust jacket chipped and torn along edges. Ink notation on front free endpaper. READ MORE about CHOSEN FOR CHILDREN: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BOOKS WHICH HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION...
New York: H.W. Wilson, 1973. 8vo. cloth. (viii), 320 pages. Second printing. This latest work in the series begun in 1951 by Stanley J. Kunitz, includes 255 autobiographical or biographical sketches of authors and illustrators of books for children and young people, with the new feature of autobiographees' signatures when authorized. Index of all authors and illustrators in this volume and its two predecessors. Portrait photographs. Bookplate of Doris Frohnsdorff loosely inserted. READ MORE about THIRD BOOK OF JUNIOR AUTHORS
Boston, MA: Charles E. Lauriat Co., n.d. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 28 pages. Books published by Houghton Mifflin and offered for sale by Lauriat. Table of contents, Black and white plates. Covers tanned, Lower fore-edge corner torn off. Chipped at edges and along spine. READ MORE about A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Boston, MA: Charles E. Lauriat Co., n.d. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 28 pages. Books published by Houghton Mifflin and offered for sale by Lauriat. Table of contents, Black and white plates. Covers tanned, Lower fore-edge corner torn off. Fore-edge chipped. READ MORE about A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
(London): Longmans, (1971). 8vo. cloth. 207+(1) pages. Revised and expanded version of the original 1952 British edition. Starts with the historical development of children's literature and continues by examining trends in British children's books from 1900 to the present day. Discusses authors, artists and books that are particularly outstanding in the field. With various bibliographies and lists. Lacks dust jacket. READ MORE about BRITISH CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
New York: Pantheon, (1965). 4to. cloth. 232 pages. First U.S. edition. 750 woodcuts and engravings on wood and engravings of which upwards of 125 are colored. Covers soiled. READ MORE about FLOWERS OF DELIGHT CULLED BY LEONARD DEVRIES FROM THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Basel: Erasmushaus, Haus der Bücher, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 128 pages. Text in German. Catalogue of 570 books from the 16th and 17th centuries covering Botany, Zoology, Architecture, Gardening, Medicine and Pharmacy, Science, Technology, Art Literature, Costumes, Topography, illustrated children's books and Juvenile fiction. Beautifully illustrated rear cover from item 482. A few scattered stains on front cover, light discoloration of spine, mild wear to edges. READ MORE about FROM FREDDIE & GEORGE
Boston: Horn Book, (1969). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xvi), 261 pages. Third printing. Divided into eight sections covering subjects such as Reviews and Criticism, Fairy Tales, Youth in the War, and Poetry. READ MORE about A HORN BOOK SAMPLER ON CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND READING SELECTED FROM TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE HORN...
Boston: Horn Book, 1959. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xvi), 261 pages. First edition. Divided into eight sections covering subjects such as Reviews and Criticism, Fairy Tales, Youth in the War, and Poetry. Minor fading of spine of jacket. READ MORE about A HORN BOOK SAMPLER ON CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND READING SELECTED FROM TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE HORN...