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Category: All Categories: Children's Books for Younger Children: Picture Books: Old and Rare
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Little Polly Flinders and Other Rhymes
Publisher: New York: McLoughlin, 1897.
Approx. 7"x10" Pictorial wraps. [12]pp including covers. Nursery rhymes illustrated with four pages of color chromolithographs (including two full-page) plus many small drawings throughout the text. A title in the Garden Series. Edge wear, spine rubbed with archival repair to separation at spine base, penciled name in first page margin, else a Good clean copy of this charming book.

Appr.: | AUD 62.11 CAD 61.73 EUR 43.86 GBP 33.29 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 555.56 

Purchase direct from: Appleby Books. Item number: 008441.
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Farmyard Pets
Publisher: Saalfield Publishing Company, 1909 Akron, OH.
Book. Book condition: Good. Audio Book (Cassette) Saalfield's Muslin Books "Ever Wear - Never Tear". Series No. 3. Child's book published on cloth pages. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 12 pages. Oblong. Book is in GOOD condition; wear to edges. "Stitched" binding.

Appr.: | AUD 93.17 CAD 92.59 EUR 65.79 GBP 49.93 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 833.33 

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Averill, Naomi  
Whistling-Two-Teeth and the Forty-Nine Buffalos
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1939.
Square octavo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [24]pp. Averill illustrated her tale of the Plains Indians with several stunning double-page lithographs in rich, flat color and with many smaller in-text illustrations. Little Whistling-Two-Teeth fasts alone with his pony on a high ridge above the tribe and dreams of forty-nine buffalos covered with snow. Bader p. 160. Child's penciled name to ffep else Fine in frayed dustjacket with small chip at spine head.

Appr.: | AUD 279.50 CAD 277.78 EUR 197.37 GBP 149.80 JPY 22,500.00 MXN 2,812.50 ZAR 2,500.00 

Purchase direct from: Appleby Books. Item number: 006808.
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Brown, Margaret Wise, Illustrator: Slobodkina, Esphyr  
The Little Cowboy
Publisher: New York: William R. Scott, 1948.
First Edition Quarto. Pictorial boards. [36]pp with big, bold, exciting color illustrations throughout by Esphyr Slobodkina. The typeface is cleverly utilized to emphasize that one of these range-ridin' cowboys is BIG and one is little. Everything the big cowboy does, the little cowboy does too. "ONE HAD LARGE had little boots..ONE HAD A BIG had a little lasso..and they both had BIG HATS." A title in Brown's Big-Little Series. Bader p. 216. Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket, frayed, the NY Herald Tribune's Children's Spring Book Festival Honor Book seal affixed.

Appr.: | AUD 496.89 CAD 493.83 EUR 350.88 GBP 266.31 JPY 40,000.00 MXN 5,000.00 ZAR 4,444.44 

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Entwistle, Mary Illustrated by: Illustrated by Roberta F. C. Waudby  
Isaac of the Tents

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons; N. Y. : 1935.
Fair with no dust jacket Hardcover 58 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Small format (4.25 x 5.5 inches) 11 x 14 cm. Red boards decorated in white, 58 unnumbered pages, 2-color illustration on each spread. ; Retells the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac, for ages about 4-8. ; This book is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; Covers heavily chipped. Small ink spot on front cover. Backstrip partly gone so spine title reads 'c of the Tents'. Church name on front endpaper in fountain pen. Bottom edge has a very faint dampstain, not affecting taxt or illustrations. Binding remarkably intact. Scarce in any condition.

Appr.: | AUD 24.84 CAD 24.69 EUR 17.54 GBP 13.32 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 222.22 

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Publisher: New York Scribner's, 1958.
First Edition 4to Blue decorated cloth. (32)pp with the author's charming color illustrations throughout. Chouchou is a nice little donkey who helps a young photographer make wonderful pictures. Chouchou loves his job until one day he makes a small mistake and winds up in jail! Francoise (Seignobosc) met the real Chouchou on vacation in the Pyrenees and he did get in trouble just as he does in the book. New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. Very Good+ in lightly soiled and frayed dustjacket. Publisher's complimentary slip laid in. An uncommon title.

Appr.: | AUD 186.34 CAD 185.19 EUR 131.58 GBP 99.87 JPY 15,000.00 MXN 1,875.00 ZAR 1,666.67 

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Gay, Romney  
Come Play with Corally Crothers
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1943.
Square 12mo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [31]pp with charming watercolor illustrations by the author. Designed and produced by the Artists and Writers Guild. Probable First Edition. The second book about the little girl "who has no sisters nor any brothers" with one of Romney Gay's surprise pictures at the end of the book. Inscription dated 1943 to free endpaper, lower corners show a little wear else Very Good. Dustjacket frayed with a few small chips.

Appr.: | AUD 111.80 CAD 111.11 EUR 78.95 GBP 59.92 JPY 9,000.00 MXN 1,125.00 ZAR 1,000.00 

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Humpty Dumpty (Pseudonym)  
Humpty Dumpty's Tales : The History of Cinderella, Or, the Little Glass Slipper
Publisher: A. Park; London:.
Good Softcover 8 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Stiff green covers, 8 pages printed one side only, each with hand-colored illustration, as issued. ; No date but about 1860-1880. ; Exterior quite worn, several small ink stains. Bound edge reinforced by hand stitching in very old thread. Name penned on front cover, same hand on rear states: 'Saw the Play in Philadelphia when about 6 years of Age'. Rear cover has three closed tears repaired with old cellophane tape. Overall shows normal wear, no other serious defects. ; Humpty Dumpty's Pictorial Present Series

Appr.: | AUD 29.81 CAD 29.63 EUR 21.05 GBP 15.98 JPY 2,400.00 MXN 300.00 ZAR 266.67 

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King, Marian, Illustrated by: Smock, Nell Stolp  
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co., 1939 Chicago, IL.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Fair to Good. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Junior Press Books. "Piccolino, a little gray and brown donkey, pulls one of the most beautiful carts in Sicily. It has two wheels. It is painted in the brightest colors. And when Piccolino is happy, the cart travels very fast indeed. He and his master Micco present such a dashing picture that they are selected to join a circus and travel about in Europe. But neither Piccolino nor his young master like circus life and are very homesick. How the pair return to their beloved Sicily makes a very attractive little story for the youngest readers. Miss King has spent the last year on the island of Sicily, gathering her material. Mrs. Smock already has a number of well known books whose illustrations are hers, including Jocko and Polly Parrot. Piccolino is fully illustrated in colors and in black and white." 32 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Dust jacket is in FAIR to GOOD condition; shelfwear, but complete.

Appr.: | AUD 24.84 CAD 24.69 EUR 17.54 GBP 13.32 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 222.22 

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Knecht, Klara E., Illustrated by: Thorne, Diana  
Publisher: Saalfield Pub. Co., 1933 Akron, OH.
Book. Book condition: Good. Soft cover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall This oversized children's book on hard paper includes 12 pages of text and 11 full-page, full color illustrations by Diana Thorne. Book is in GOOD to VERY GOOD condition; chip to lower right corner of front cover. Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

Appr.: | AUD 12.42 CAD 12.35 EUR 8.77 GBP 6.66 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 111.11 

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Krauss, Ruth, Illustrator: Sendak, Maurice  
A Hole is to Dig: A First Book of First Definitions
Publisher: Harper & Brothers (1952).
5.5"x6.75" Illustrated boards with teal green cloth spine. [48] with delightful little illustrations throughout by Maurice Sendak. Correct jacket price but an early, not first, printing of the first edition. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. Light rubbing to lower edge, spine sunned else Very Good. Dustjacket a little chipped and worn, lower panel unevenly darkened, spine sunned.

Appr.: | AUD 167.70 CAD 166.67 EUR 118.42 GBP 89.88 JPY 13,500.00 MXN 1,687.50 ZAR 1,500.00 

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Lathrop, Dorothy  
Who Goes There?
Publisher: New York: Macmillan, 1935.
First Edition Oblong octavo. Decorated teal cloth. 42pp with illustrations from Dorothy Lathrop's exquisite lithographic pencil drawings on the recto of almost every page. The story of a woodland picnic in new fallen snow. Slight darkening to endpapers else Very Good+ Dustjacket frayed and edge worn with small piece missing from lower panel, two-and-a-half inch closed tear to upper panel.

Appr.: | AUD 310.56 CAD 308.64 EUR 219.30 GBP 166.44 JPY 25,000.00 MXN 3,125.00 ZAR 2,777.78 

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Lenski, Lois.  
The Little Fire Engine.

Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 1946..
First Edition Oblong octavo in red cloth stamped in gilt. Unpaginated, but about 48 pages illustrated in black, white and red on most pages. The most well known of a series of adventures for Mr. Small who seems to consider a broad range of possible occupations. There is some darkening to the rear endpaper at the joint, likely from glue transfer, but the inside is otherwise clean and sound. The covers have light to modest edge and extremity wear with some loss of surface color. The jacket is complete but for minimal loss at the tips; a two inch closed tear at top of rear panel; and a couple of other tiny edge tears. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 124.22 CAD 123.46 EUR 87.72 GBP 66.58 JPY 10,000.00 MXN 1,250.00 ZAR 1,111.11 

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Pletsch, Oscar 1830-1888  
Gute Freundschaft. Eine Geschichte für Damen, aber für Kleine. In 24 Bildern erzählt von Oscar Pletsch. In Holzschnitt Ausgeführt von H. Bürkner
Publisher: Leipzig, Alphons Dürr [1882].
1 leaf, 23 plates; 20 x 27 cm. "5 Ausgabe"; first published Berlin, Weidmann [1863]. An 1884 gift inscription to an American girl from her German grandmother. Covers worn, slightly foxed; good+. Stock#OB949.

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Politi, Leo  
Publisher: San Carlos: Golden Gate Junior Books (1969).
First Edition 4to Illustrated boards. [32]pp with Leo Politi's wonderful color illustrations throughout, including two magnificent double-page spreads. Mieko (Beautiful Graceful Girl) dreams of becoming queen of the Ondo Parade during the annual Nisei Week festival in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Slightest bumps to spine tips else Very Good+ Dustjacket with small chip to upper panel, light wear at corners.

Appr.: | AUD 124.22 CAD 123.46 EUR 87.72 GBP 66.58 JPY 10,000.00 MXN 1,250.00 ZAR 1,111.11 

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Robinson, W. W. [William Wilcox], Illustrator: Robinson, Irene  
At the Seashore
Publisher: New York: Macmillan, 1942.
First Edition Folio. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. [40]pp with lovely black & white and color illustrations by Irene Robinson. Ann and Bill and their dog Duke spend the last day of their beach vacation frolicking in the surf, feeding the sea gulls, finding abalone shells, and watching the sea lions and other ocean life. At the end of the day their father builds a driftwood fire on the beach and the Allen family feasts on freshly caught fish, corn and apple pie. A delightful book by the noted California historian and his artist wife. Upper corners lightly bumped, bookplate and small penciled inscription to ffep, minor margin soil else Very Good. Dustjacket Good with edge tears and wear, small chips at spine ends, faint crayon line to upper panel.

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Purchase direct from: Appleby Books. Item number: 008032.
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Rose O'Neill.  
Scootles in Kewpieville Color Book.

Publisher: Akron OH: Saalfield, 1936..
First Edition Staple bound folio, about 14 inches tall, covers illustrated in color. Unpaginated, but 32 pages including covers, with full page and half page color illustrations opposite identical uncolored pictures. Publisher's No. 2127. A late, but quite scarce, Kewpie doll item. The inside is clean, with no coloring in the material meant to be colored by a child. The covers are bright, but there is a quarter sized chip at top front cover, a short edge tear of a half inch on top of both front and rear covers, and the spine is torn from the bottom to the first staple. Softcover Softcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 372.67 CAD 370.37 EUR 263.16 GBP 199.73 JPY 30,000.00 MXN 3,750.00 ZAR 3,333.33 

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Scholly, Nora  
Publisher: Munchen: Verlag Josef Muller, 1939.
24mo Pictorial boards. [20]pp with nine exquisite full-page color lithos by Nora Scholly to accompany her text (in German). The little Cloud Children are pictured in a boat skimming across the sky, in rain coats with watering cans bringing rain to gardens, having pillow fights over fields making snow, and putting stars in the sky as they go to bed. Lower edge lightly rubbed else Fine in dustjacket with minor wear. A lovely copy of this charming little book.

Appr.: | AUD 105.59 CAD 104.94 EUR 74.56 GBP 56.59 JPY 8,500.00 MXN 1,062.50 ZAR 944.44 

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Seymour, G. L., with Helen J. A. Miles, T. Pym, et al.  
Sunday, 1881 : Pictures and Pages for Young and Old, with Upwards of Two Hundred Illustrations by Eminent Artists
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company; N. Y. : 1881.
Fair with no dust jacket Hardcover 412 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Dark blue cloth decorated in gilt, silver, and black; bevel-edged boards, all edge gilt, color chromolithograph frontispiece; 80 short poems and songs (several with music by William H. Cummings or Amy C. Jackson) ; 200 short stories, anecdotes, trivia, etc, 200 b/w illustrations of various styles. ; This is a Child's Annual from 1881, a collection of various material gathered together by the publisher, some original, some previously published. Many full-page illustrations. (A m a zon bu y e rs please note: Their image does not match out unit. Our unit is blue gilt cloth) ; Quite worn, especially at tips. Cloth chipped on spine, affecting decor but not title. One leaf has a long closed tear neatly repaired with old book-repair tape. A few pencil marks on endpapers, otherwise interior clean. Hinges have some play but binding is essentially intact. Quite scarce in any condition.

Appr.: | AUD 93.17 CAD 92.59 EUR 65.79 GBP 49.93 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 833.33 

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Shortall, Leonard  
Golden Sleepy Teddy Book
Publisher: Golden Press; N. Y. : 1963.
Fair with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 16 pages; Oblong 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Oblong board book, diecut front cover in shape of bed with bedposts, 16 pages, color illustrated throughout. ; 'This book is designed to teach the young child good bedtime habits'. ; 1963, no additional printings. Illustrated by Leonard Shortall. ; A m a z o n b u y e r s please note: Image does not match this edition. This edition is only 6 inches tall, and resembles only the bottom half (approximately) of what is shown in the image. (We believe perhaps a rear board, with teddy's head, is missing, but story is complete); The other significant defect is the plastic comb binding, which is also missing, and the book has been bound with cord tied through the holes. Otherwise only moderate edgewear. No marks, no scribbles. Sold as is. ; Golden Play and Learn Book Series

Appr.: | AUD 43.48 CAD 43.21 EUR 30.70 GBP 23.30 JPY 3,500.00 MXN 437.50 ZAR 388.89 

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Tudor, Tasha.  
Pumpkin Moonshine.

Publisher: Walck, NY, 1938, 1962, 1st printing in this enlarged edition, EX-LIBRARY COPY, (G/G-),.
Walck, NY, 1938, 1962, 1st printing in this enlarged edition stated, unpaginated but approx. 40 pages, 17 color illustrations by Tasha Tudor, color illustrated endpapers, EX-LIBRARY COPY with the usual marks, 6-1/8”x 6-3/4”, yellow cloth with brown titles, heavy shelfwear, other corners have light wear, light cover soil, tape residue on both covers, good- dust jacket with a 2”x 1” piece cut from the top front edge, light soil, tape stain and 1” tear on rear panel, despite the cutout on the front the dust jacket looks bright and cheery and is protected in a clean new plastic cover, 1/2”x 2” spot where a label was removed on front endpaper, library stamp blacked out with marker on title page and last page, free front endpaper removed, very pale pen marks on a preliminary page, pages lightly soiled, binding tight, book good (G/G-) 2480 [SOss22ABE]

Appr.: | AUD 62.11 CAD 61.73 EUR 43.86 GBP 33.29 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 555.56 

Purchase direct from: Librarium. Item number: 002480.
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Van Housen, Nita, Illustrator: Brock, Emma  
Poogie and Sibella
Publisher: Chicago: Albert Whitman (1932).
First Edition 8vo Decorated green cloth. 81pp illustrated by Emma Brock with eight color plates and additional smaller drawings. Poogie and Sibella live in a little yellow house. They go to the circus, go fishing, go to church, give a party and have other wonderful adventures. Some offsetting to facing pages from plates, neat ink inscription to free-endpaper else Very Good. Dustjacket somewhat soiled and darkened, especially spine, with chipping and edge wear.

Appr.: | AUD 155.28 CAD 154.32 EUR 109.65 GBP 83.22 JPY 12,500.00 MXN 1,562.50 ZAR 1,388.89 

Purchase direct from: Appleby Books. Item number: 008285.
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Vredenburg, Edric, with Helen J. Wood, et al.  
Mother's Story Hour for Young People : With Color Plates and Numerous Illustrations in Black and White

Publisher: Platt & Munk Company; N. Y. : 1916.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 240 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Red cloth, gilt lettering and decor, 240 unnumbered pages, 1 lullabye with fully notated music, several poems, dozens of enchanting stories for young children, b/w line illustrations throughout, 4 full-page full-color illustrations on glossy plates, including frontispiece. ; Unlike most children's books of this era, this one is in remarkably good condition. Gilt on spine is rubbed and a bit dull but still quite readable. Gilt on front is intact and bright. Very light wear to cloth at heel and crown. Small chip to the lower tip of one leaf. Two pages have small thumb smudges. No other marks. No serious defects. Both hinges intact. Binding tight.

Appr.: | AUD 55.90 CAD 55.56 EUR 39.47 GBP 29.96 JPY 4,500.00 MXN 562.50 ZAR 500.00 

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Walt Disney  
The Wise Little Hen
Publisher: Walt Disney Enterprises, 1937 Hollywood, CA.
Book. Book condition: Very Good. Soft cover Folio - over 12 - 15" tall A Walt Disney Picture Book. This is a cute children's story for younger readers (or children to be read to), beautifully illustrated with color pictures on each page. The story features the Wise Little Hen, her nine chicks, Peter Pig, and DONALD DUCK. 12 pages. Book is in VERY GOOD condition. Hard paper pages. Stapled binding.

Appr.: | AUD 217.39 CAD 216.05 EUR 153.51 GBP 116.51 JPY 17,500.00 MXN 2,187.50 ZAR 1,944.44 

Purchase direct from: Lenny's Rare Books. Item number: 003253.
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