New York: Duffield and Company, 1922. 8vo. cloth, illustrated label on front board. (vi), 353+(1) pages. A collection of short stories. Frontispiece and illustrations in color by Edna Cooke. Table of contents. A collection of short stories by Maria Louisa Molesworth (1839-1921), who wrote mainly children's stories. Rubbed at edges, rear hinge cracked. READ MORE
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
(Lille, France: Imprimerie de Blocquel), n.d., but circa 1830. oblong 32mo. contemporary sheep, gilt-stamped. (viii), 96 pages. Text in French. Attributed to Lille printer Simon-François Blocquel. A guide for children, in two sections. The first entitled "Savant de huit ans: sciences, arts et métiers;" the second entitled "Petit coloriste: de enluminure." Describes the printing trades. With six color plates entitled Peintre (frontispiece), Sculpture, Graveur en taille-douce, Relieur, Imprimeur en caractères mobiles. Also with color title... READ MORE
New York, NY: J.C. Riker, n.d., but circa 1844-54. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers bound with thread. (12) pages. A volume in the publisher's "Grandmother's New Toy Books" series for children, which included at least six works (Worldcat). Illustrated by Brown and Worcester. Color, possibly hand-painted, illustrations. Covers soiled, folded at fore-edge corners, and chipped at edges. Gift inscription, dated 1854, on title. Foxing. READ MORE
Boston, MA: Jordan, Marsh & Company, 1891. 12mo. original paper-covered boards. 64 pages. A children's story with frontispiece and black and white illustrations by Henry Sandham. Facsimile of letter from "the original Editha" and list of illustrations. Advertisements for other publications on back free endpaper. Boards lightly soiled and scuffed at edges. Hinges cracking. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. READ MORE
Mit einer Einleitung von Georg Jacob Wolf.
München: Delphin-Verlag, (1919). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 46, (2) pages. Mit einer Einleitung von Georg Jacob Wolf. Written in German. With an introduction by Georg Jacob Wolf, and 32 black-and-white drawings. Wilhelm Busch was a poet and artist famous for his comical picture stories. With two pages of advertisements at the end. Corners bumped and slightly rubbed, edges worn, front cover and edges of back cover faded. READ MORE
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1946). square 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 46+(1) pages. First edition. Jacket illustration is from the cover design of "The Horn Book." Book illustrations are from early prints of Caldecott drawings in The Houghton Memorial Library. Jacket soiled and with tape repair on front cover. READ MORE
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
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, (1976). 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. viii, 216 pages. First edition. With 77 drawings and photographs. Essays by Donald Rackin, Michael Patrick Hearn, Elizabeth Sewell, Jean Gattegno and others. Jacket chipped with small tears. READ MORE
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
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
Revised by Roger Lancelyn Green. Further revised by Denis Crutch.
Folkestone: Dawson's, 1979. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xix, 340 pages. Revised by Roger Lancelyn Green. Further revised by Denis Crutch. Revised from 1931 and 1962 editions. Includes a supplement of books and periodicals published from 1961 to 1979. Best bibliography to date. READ MORE
(London: The Scolar Press, 1976). 4to. cloth-backed boards. various paginations. Reprint of the eight separately issued chap-books produced by Field and Tuer and printed at the Leadenhall Press in 1883. This copy was reproduced from one of the few sets that had been hand-colored and this copy has the chap-book cuts in color. Ink inscription to former owner on verso of free endpaper. READ MORE
New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. large 4to. cloth, flat back, dust jacket. 285 pages. First edition. What sort of books did the Victorians read as children? Certainly not Victorian children's books--following generations read those--but perhaps one or more of the 32 books covered here, "dating from 1805 to 1826," a period "sandwiched between the harsh didacticism of earlier centuries and the refined moralizing of the Victorian era...books meant to delight and amuse" (jacket). Following an... READ MORE
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
Mit 12 illuminirten Kupfern.
Meißen, (1824). square 24mo. stiff paper wrappers, slip case. (ii), 120 pages. Mit 12 illuminirten Kupfern. Written in German. A facsimile of "Der moralische und belehrende Bildermann" (The moral and instructive Picture-man), taken from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Included as a separate same-size pamphlet is the modern publishing information, as well as a foreword by Gabriele Spitzer about the series, and a foreword by Carola Pohlmann about the book itself. The pamphlet is bound in... READ MORE
Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995. large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 378 pages, with 24 additional pages of plates. First edition. Twelve articles by P. Hunt et al. with 36 color illustrations and many black-and-white on English and American children's literature from about 1700 to the present. With chronology, secondary bibliography, and index. READ MORE