Washington: The Library of Congress, 1954. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Frontispiece; (vi), 97 pages. With an introduction by Frederick R. Goff. Illustrated. READ MORE about CATALOG OF THE JEAN HERSHOLT COLLECTION OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
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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 about STORIES BY MRS. MOLESWORTH
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...
(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 about LE SAVANT DE HUIT ANS, SUIVI DU PETIT COLORISTE
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 about WILHELM BUSCH LUSTIGE KLEINIGKEITEN
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 about RANDOLPH CALDECOTT, 1846-1886, AN APPRECIATION
London: Oresko Books Ltd., (1976). 4to. decorated, glossy stiff paper wrapper (folded in dust jacket form). 104 pages. First edition. Beautiful color and black and white illustrations of Caldecott's works. Illustrations for John Gilpin's Ride. READ MORE about RANDOLPH CALDECOTT, 'LORD OF THE NURSERY'
New York: Battledore Ltd., 1990. 8vo. printed paper over boards. 111 pages. First edition. An excellent book which contains a wealth of information about the publication of ALICE. Well illustrated throughout. READ MORE about ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, AN 1865 PRINTING RE-DESCRIBED AND NEWLY IDENTIFIED AS THE...
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 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 about LEWIS CARROLL OBSERVED, A COLLECTION OF UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, POETRY, AND NEW ESSAYS
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
(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 about CRAWHALL'S CHAP-BOOK CHAPLETS
Cleveland: The World Publishing Co, (1967). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 240 pages. First U.S. edition. 300 black-and-white illustrations and 40 in color. Jacket soiled. READ MORE about LITTLE WIDE-AWAKE, AN ANTHOLOGY FROM VICTORIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND PERIODICALS IN THE COLLECTION...
Cleveland: The World Publishing Co, (1967). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 240 pages. First U.S. edition. 300 black-and-white illustrations and 40 in color. Jacket has tears and tape repairs. READ MORE about LITTLE WIDE-AWAKE, AN ANTHOLOGY FROM VICTORIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND PERIODICALS IN THE COLLECTION...
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
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 about DER MORALISCHE UND BELEHRENDE BILDERMANN
Zürich: Atlantis Verlag, (1963). 8vo. cloth, leather cover label, dust jacket. 247 pages. Second Swiss edition of Hurlimann's study of European children's books. Jacket rubbed. READ MORE about EUROPÄISCHE KINDERBÜCHER IN DREI JAHRHUNDERTEN
Translated and Edited by Brian Alderson.
London: Oxford University Press, 1967. tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 297 pages. Translated and Edited by Brian Alderson. First English edition. "Important contribution to the history of bibliography of children's books." Illustrated. READ MORE about THREE CENTURIES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN EUROPE
Translated and Edited by Brian Alderson.
Cleveland: The World Publishing Co., 1968. 8vo. gilt-stamped cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 297 pages. Translated and Edited by Brian Alderson. First U.S. edition. "Important contribution to the history and bibliography of children's books." Illustrated. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about THREE CENTURIES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN EUROPE
London: The Studio, 1933. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), 128 pages. First edition. A special issue of The Studio. Profusely illustrated guide to the study of children's books of the 18th through 20th centuries. Some illustrations are in color. Front cover and flap of jacket is present and the rest of the jacket is a replacement. The cloth bound version of this book is scarce. READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF YESTERDAY
Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1982. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), (iv), iv, 68, viii, 100, (42) pages. Facsimile of the two volume 1817 first edition with historical notes by Marjorie Moon and an index by Dana Tenny. READ MORE about JUVENILE REVIEW, IN TWO PARTS
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 about LES LIVRES DE L'ENFANCE DU XVE AU XIXE SIECLE
Boston: The Horn Book, (1961). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 528 pages. Reprint of the first edition. Gives the history and development of illustrated books plus biographies and bibliographies of illustrators and their works. Jacket chipped at spine ends. READ MORE about ILLUSTRATORS OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1744-1945