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  • 1810 TWO SISTERS or THE CAVERN, Madame Herbster EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT New Haven, Connecticut by Madame Herbeter / Herbster 1810 TWO SISTERS or THE CAVERN, Madame Herbster EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINT New Haven, Connecticut
    Madame Herbeter / Herbster

    THE TWO SISTERS; or, THE CAVERN. A Moral Tale. Translated from the French of Madame Herbeter [Herbster].

    NEW HAVEN: From SIDNEY'S PRESS for I. COOKE & CO., Church-Street, N. Haven, 1810. First American Edition.

    Hardcovers, modern marbled-paper covered boards, 12 mo., 3.5x5.5 inches (9x14 cm), 108 pages.

    Condition: The modern covers have some edge, corner and spine end wear, but are sturdy and attractive. Internally, the pages are age browned, have some age spotting, some soiling, a bit of edgewear and a few margin tears here and there (not affecting text). Overall a complete copy with text that is legible throughout.

    Rare early American imprint of this book for Children.

    Welch 508.1 (Bibliography of American Children's Books Printed Prior to 1821); Shaw & Shoemaker 21543 (American Bibliography).

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  • 1906 IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA Rare ITALIAN CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE - Issue No. 2 1906 IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA Rare ITALIAN CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE - Issue No. 2

    IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA. Vamba, Luigi Bertelli, 1906. Anno 1, N.2. Luglio (July) 1906. (Rare Second Issue of this Publication.) Important and Influential Early Italian Children's Magazine. Text in Italian. Thin magazine, covers illustrated in color, inner pages in b&w, side stapled (single, large staple in the middle of the spine fold), 8"x11", 17 numbered pages plus 3 pages of ads (2 at the front, 1 at the rear). TEXT IN ITALIAN. GOOD condition. There is a vertical crease down the middle from where the issue was probably folded in half, perhaps to fit in a pocket; there is some edge creasing and wear including a few small closed tears; the inner pages and rear cover have toned; still a…

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    IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA. Vamba, Luigi Bertelli, 1906. Anno 1, N.2. Luglio (July) 1906. (Rare Second Issue of this Publication.) Important and Influential Early Italian Children's Magazine. Text in Italian. Thin magazine, covers illustrated in color, inner pages in b&w, side stapled (single, large staple in the middle of the spine fold), 8"x11", 17 numbered pages plus 3 pages of ads (2 at the front, 1 at the rear). TEXT IN ITALIAN. GOOD condition. There is a vertical crease down the middle from where the issue was probably folded in half, perhaps to fit in a pocket; there is some edge creasing and wear including a few small closed tears; the inner pages and rear cover have toned; still a solid, complete, clean copy. SCARCE SECOND NUMBER of this ITALIAN CHILDREN'S JOURNAL. From Wikipedia: ******IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA was 'the prototype of the modern periodical for children in Italy'. The magazine which was a high-quality publication was published between 1906 and 1927. Founded in 1906 in Florence by 'Vamba', a pseudonym of the journalist Luigi Bertelli (1858 - 1920). Il giornalino della Domenica adopted an avant-garde style and a tone markedly patriotic and irredentist. Publication was initially weekly and its cover price of 25 centesimi made it distinctly more expensive than its rival the Corriere dei Piccoli which was launched two years later. IL GIORNALINO DELLA DOMENICA targeted urban middle-class children. Its goal was not teach them to write or read, but to recognize their fantasies and desires through stories, poems and essays. Contributors included many of the most prominent Italian writers of the period as well as leading exponents of the graphic arts. Letters and other contributions from its young readers were also sought; those who responded included the daughters of Italo Svevo and Benito Mussolini. The magazine ceased publication in 1927.******

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  • 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER 1915 THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND, by EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** First Edition
    EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER

    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge,…

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    THE SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND : A Second Reader. By EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER. Illustrated by Bertha Corbett Melcher. SIGNED, INSCRIBED and DATED by the AUTHOR in FRENCH on a blank prelim: "A une chère petite amie. Avec mes bons voeux de Nouvelle Année. / 1918 / E. G. / 13 Janvier". (To a dear little girl friend. With my best wishes for the New Year / 1918 / E. G. (Eulalie Grover signed with her initials) / January 13.) The leaf on which the inscription is written is disbound, it has neatly torn away from the spine edge. It matches perfectly with the edge where it became disbound. It has a 1 inch closed tear starting at the top edge, not affecting text. The tear is tape repaired on the backside. (The closed tear does not show up in the photos, but it is there.) The leaf is rather fragile and is now housed in a plastic sleeve, for protection. Published by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1915. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1915 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book, 6x7.5 inches, 150 pages. Illustrated throughout with lovely color drawings. GOOD condition. The front cover has a 3 inch thin bubble line, and a bump to its top edge; the rear cover has soiling and its upper front corner is bumped; nonetheless the covers are bright and doing their job well. The front and rear endpapers are toned; the page with the inscription is toned, disbound (as noted above), has a 1 inch closed tear starting at its top edge, and has tape to its upper corner on the written side and a couple strips of tape on its blank verso; pages 62 to 92 are creased at their upper edge; overall a nice copy that is bright, clean, and clear. RARE with the lovely HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION of EULALIE GROVER. About EULALIE OSGOOD GROVER (from the University of Pennsylvania website): ******Eulalie Osgood Grover was born on June 22, 1873 in Mantorville, Minnesota. She authored the SUNBONNET BABIES series, starting with The Sunbonnet Babies Primer, which was published in 1902. The books were based around a 150 word vocabulary and included songs which were used in schools throughout the United States. Her illustrator for the Sunbonnet series, Bertha L. Corbett, later Bertha Corbett Melcher, studied in Philadelphia under Howard Pyle. In 1905, Grover wrote a second series,

    The Overall Boys. She published twenty-seven books, including

    SUNBONNET BABIES IN HOLLAND (1915) and The Overall Boys in Switzerland (1916), drawing from her travels in Europe. These books were used by second and third grade students as geography textbooks. She also edited a book of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition (1915). She died in Winter Park, Florida on December 18, 1958.******

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  • 1928 A FAIRY TO STAY - Rare TRUE FIRST EDITION - Illustrated Children's Book by Margaret Beatrice Lodge 1928 A FAIRY TO STAY - Rare TRUE FIRST EDITION - Illustrated Children's Book
    Margaret Beatrice Lodge

    A FAIRY TO STAY, by Margaret Beatrice Lodge. Illustrated by A. H. Watson (Alice Helena Watson).

    Published by Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1928. TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the statement: "Printed 1928 in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford, by John Johnson", and with no indication of additional printings.

    (WorldCat shows only six holdings of the 1928 edition, including one in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It also states that there were 6 editions published between 1928 and 1929. Any copy with a 1929 date, or a statement of a second or later printing, is a reprint, not a true first edition.)

    Hardcovers, robin-egg-blue covered boards, dark-blue and orange lettering and designs on the front cover…

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    A FAIRY TO STAY, by Margaret Beatrice Lodge. Illustrated by A. H. Watson (Alice Helena Watson).

    Published by Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1928. TRUE FIRST EDITION, with the statement: "Printed 1928 in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford, by John Johnson", and with no indication of additional printings.

    (WorldCat shows only six holdings of the 1928 edition, including one in the Victoria & Albert Museum. It also states that there were 6 editions published between 1928 and 1929. Any copy with a 1929 date, or a statement of a second or later printing, is a reprint, not a true first edition.)

    Hardcovers, robin-egg-blue covered boards, dark-blue and orange lettering and designs on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches, 159 pages + 9 unnumbered plates.

    ILLUSTRATED with 9 PLATES, a frontispiece plate in full color and 8 black and tan plates throughout.

    GOOD condition: The covers are lightly soiled, have a bit of wear to the corner tips and spine ends, and the rear cover has some light stains including one that looks like the circular bottom of a tea cup; overall the covers are sturdy and attractive. The page edges (page edges of the closed book) have some foxing. Internally, there is some foxing and small age spots here and there, and there is a half-quarter size stain to the top blank margin of page 15, otherwise the inner pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    RARE 1928 FIRST EDITION of A FAIRY TO STAY.

    About the Book (from the Publisher):

    ******Pamela Perry lived with her elderly aunts because her mother had died and her father was working in East Africa. Pamela thought it was nicer when she was little and had a nurse to play with her and tell her stories, but Nurse left to get married and Pamela was now alone with the Aunts. The Aunts were very strict and decided that Pamela would be taught by them at home, instead of going to school. Lessons weren't very interesting. The Aunts decided that Pamela would grow her hair in a long braid, and all the other girls Pamela saw had short hair. One day, after Aunt Isabella found Pamela reading a book of fairy tales before her math lesson, Aunt Isabella declared Pamela was too old for such books and took it away. That day, Pamela cut her braid off with the Aunts' scissors. In disgrace, she was sent to the garden. There, once she had finished crying, she met a real fairy, and Pamela's life began to change.******

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  • 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners 1929 BURLINGAME, California, PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL Kindergarten Class FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH Cute Kindergartners

    1929 8x10 framed photograph of a Kindergarten class at PERSHING GRAMMAR SCHOOL,

    BURLINGAME CALIFORNIA. There is a sign in the photograph that reads PERSHING / GRAMMAR SCHOOL / BURLINGAME, CALIF. / SEPTEMBER 1929 / KINDERGARTEN. There is a 2x5 inch photograph of the school building inset on the larger photograph of the kindergarten class. September 1929. One month before the great stock market crash and the beginning of the great depression. Oh my. Very cute photo in a simple frame with glass front and cardboard backing. All the little girls have haircuts like Scout in the film To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo is fading in some areas, overall still bright and clear.

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  • 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley TEACHING KINDERGARDEN CHILDREN using CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS by Jack Durio Hoag 1960 DOCTORAL THESIS in EDUCATION at UC Berkeley TEACHING KINDERGARDEN CHILDREN using CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
    Jack Durio Hoag

    OBSERVATIONAL STUDY of a KINDERGARTEN GROUP USING CONSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, by Jack Durio Hoag, M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts 1954; M.A. University of California, 1958. DISSERTATION for the degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION in the GRADUATE DIVISION of the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Berkeley). Hardcovers, paper title label on spine, inner pages are typed carbon copies and pages with pasted on photographs with typed annotations pasted on beside them. 136 total pages, printed on one side only; 26 have pasted on photographs and annotations. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A UNIQUE U.C. BERKELEY DOCTORAL THESIS IN EDUCATION. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is somewhat large and heavy, and will require additional shipping…

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    OBSERVATIONAL STUDY of a KINDERGARTEN GROUP USING CONSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, by Jack Durio Hoag, M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts 1954; M.A. University of California, 1958. DISSERTATION for the degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION in the GRADUATE DIVISION of the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Berkeley). Hardcovers, paper title label on spine, inner pages are typed carbon copies and pages with pasted on photographs with typed annotations pasted on beside them. 136 total pages, printed on one side only; 26 have pasted on photographs and annotations. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and clear. A UNIQUE U.C. BERKELEY DOCTORAL THESIS IN EDUCATION. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is somewhat large and heavy, and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1976 URSULA LE GUIN **SIGNED** VERY FAR AWAY FROM ANYWHERE ELSE hc/dj 1st Ed. by URSULA LE GUIN 1976 URSULA LE GUIN **SIGNED** VERY FAR AWAY FROM ANYWHERE ELSE hc/dj 1st Ed.
    URSULA LE GUIN

    VERY FAR AWAY FROM ANYWHERE ELSE, by Ursula K. Le Guin. A book for younger readers. Published by Atheneum, New York, 1976. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by URSULA LE GUIN on the front free-endpaper: "To Starr - / Ursula Le Guin".

    Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.75x8.5 inches, 89 pages.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, foxing to the top page edges (edges of the closed book) and a bit to the top edge of the front cover, otherwise sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has light toning to its edges and some wear to the spine ends. An attractive, very presentable copy.

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  • EDWARD GOREY - THE TUNNEL CALAMITY 1984 - An Eyeful, Totally Tubular by Gorey, Edward EDWARD GOREY - THE TUNNEL CALAMITY 1984 - An Eyeful, Totally Tubular
    Gorey, Edward

    THE TUNNEL CALAMITY by EDWARD GOREY.

    Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1984.

    Accordion style, telescoping, fold-open book, made on heavy card stock. There is a hole in the front cover allowing for a 3-D look at the images in the expanded book. Please see the photographs for a visual look at the construction of this unusual "tunnel book".

    VERY GOOD condition, the covers show some light signs of handling, the back cover is lightly soiled, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A very nice, fully working copy.

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  • PARENTS - FORCE YOUR LITTLE GIRL TO BE A HOLLYWOOD STARLET!!! Stars of Tomorrow Magazine 1953 PARENTS - FORCE YOUR LITTLE GIRL TO BE A HOLLYWOOD STARLET!!! Stars of Tomorrow Magazine 1953

    What a Cover, what a shame, really, you want this to be your little girl? STARS OF TOMORROW magazine. May 1953. "This magazine is devoted to the cause of promoting juvenile cultural development". (Yeah, right).

    Published by Stars of Tomorrow, Los Angeles, 1953.

    Illustrated paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 32 pages including covers.

    GOOD condition, the front cover has scrapes at the bottom margin and a closed tear to the front edge, the rear cover is toned at the margins, internally tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The cover is the issue's best and most disturbing feature.

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  • Poster MAURICE SENDAK **SIGNED** HANSEL & GRETEL at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA 1997 by Maurice Sendak Poster MAURICE SENDAK **SIGNED** HANSEL & GRETEL at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA 1997
    Maurice Sendak

    MARICE SENDAK. POSTER for the performance of HANSEL & GRETEL at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA, 1997.

    SIGNED by MAURICE SENDAK.

    Poster measures 22x28 inches. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

    FINE condition, bright and beautiful. Would look great mounted and/or framed.

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  • THE STORY ABOUT PING First Edition 1ST PRINTING Vintage 1933 Hardcover Dustjacket by Marjorie Flack THE STORY ABOUT PING First Edition 1ST PRINTING Vintage 1933 Hardcover Dustjacket
    Marjorie Flack

    THE STORY ABOUT PING by Marjorie Flack and Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

    Published by Viking Press, New York, 1933. First Printing (three-line copyright on title page) in the First Printing dustjacket with coupon on rear flap and $1.00 price. Hardcover, black cloth spine over pictorial paper boards, 9" x 7", 32 unpaginated pages, beautiful color illustrations throughout, in original matching dustjacket. VERY GOOD Condition book: with a trace of shelfwear, and light edge and corner-tip wear, internally a penned 1933 Christmas inscription on the front pastedown, and a touch of age toning, overall a lovely copy, tight, bright and clean. In a GOOD PLUS un-clipped dustjacket that has some shelfwear, some age toning, a chip at the top of the…

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    THE STORY ABOUT PING by Marjorie Flack and Illustrated by Kurt Wiese

    Published by Viking Press, New York, 1933. First Printing (three-line copyright on title page) in the First Printing dustjacket with coupon on rear flap and $1.00 price. Hardcover, black cloth spine over pictorial paper boards, 9" x 7", 32 unpaginated pages, beautiful color illustrations throughout, in original matching dustjacket. VERY GOOD Condition book: with a trace of shelfwear, and light edge and corner-tip wear, internally a penned 1933 Christmas inscription on the front pastedown, and a touch of age toning, overall a lovely copy, tight, bright and clean. In a GOOD PLUS un-clipped dustjacket that has some shelfwear, some age toning, a chip at the top of the spine, some edge and flap fold wear, pea size droplet stain to front panel, rear panel has a 1" closed edge tear, and a quarter and a dime size stain but remains solid and bright and is protecting the book well.

    A 20th century children's literature classic about an adventurous Chinese duckling who lives on a houseboat on the Yangtze River in Peking. Adapted into a film in 1955.

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  • THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Rare PENNYROYAL SIGNED LIMITED EDITION in CLAMSHELL CASE with 63 ILLUSTRATIONS by BARRY MOSER 203/350 by Frank L. Baum THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ Rare PENNYROYAL SIGNED LIMITED EDITION in CLAMSHELL CASE with 63 ILLUSTRATIONS by BARRY MOSER 203/350
    Frank L. Baum

    THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, by Frank L. Baum.

    PENNYROYAL PRESS LIMITED EDITION with 63 ILLUSTRATIONS by BARRY MOSER. Limited to 350 copies, this being copy #203. SIGNED by BARRY MOSER on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    West Hatfield, Massachusetts: Pennyroyal Press, 1985.

    Hardcover Book in Clamshell Case, 12x13 inches (13x14 inches in case), 268 pages.. Includes the 28 page booklet "Forty-Seven Days To Oz: A Chronicle of the Studies for the Illustrations for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Barry Moser".

    FINE book in a FINE clamshell case, with a fine accompanying booklet.

    A TRULY WONDERFUL (and rare) WIZARD OF OZ.

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    THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, by Frank L. Baum.

    PENNYROYAL PRESS LIMITED EDITION with 63 ILLUSTRATIONS by BARRY MOSER. Limited to 350 copies, this being copy #203. SIGNED by BARRY MOSER on the Colophon Page (the last page).

    West Hatfield, Massachusetts: Pennyroyal Press, 1985.

    Hardcover Book in Clamshell Case, 12x13 inches (13x14 inches in case), 268 pages.. Includes the 28 page booklet "Forty-Seven Days To Oz: A Chronicle of the Studies for the Illustrations for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Barry Moser".

    FINE book in a FINE clamshell case, with a fine accompanying booklet.

    A TRULY WONDERFUL (and rare) WIZARD OF OZ.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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