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
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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 READ MORE about LEWIS CARROLL OBSERVED, A COLLECTION OF UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS, POETRY, AND NEW ESSAYS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
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
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...
(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
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1932. tall 8vo. cloth. xii, 359 pages. First edition. Written as "a minor chapter in the history of English social life." Covers children's books from the middle ages until the 80's and today. There were no children's books before the 17th century, if one considers only those "produced to give children spontaneous pleasure" and not those written to teach or make them good. With bibliographical information. Some foxing of pastedowns and endpapers. READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CENTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 365 pages. Second edition. Revision of the 1932 edition with a few corrections Darton had marked in the text. Introduction by Kathleen Lines. History of children's books and of the social life during which they were written. Many plates and a bibliography following. Jacket worn and tape repaired. READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CERTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 367 pages. Reprint of the second edition. Revision of the 1932 edition with a few corrections Darton had marked in the text. Introduction by Kathleen Lines. History of children's books and of the social life during which they were written. Many plates and a bibliography following. Jacket slightly chipped. READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CERTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1966. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 367 pages. Reprint of the second edition. Revision of the 1932 edition with a few corrections Darton had marked in the text. Introduction by Kathleen Lines. History of children's books and of the social life during which they were written. Many plates and a bibliography following. Lacks jacket. Covers rubbed. READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CERTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE
London, England: Sotheby's, 2011. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 58 pages. Auction, July 14, 2011. 159 lots. Table of contents, index. Mainly children's books and illustrations. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE, HISTORY, CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
(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
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
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