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Harris, Rev. W. S. MODERN FABLES AND PARABLES OR, MORAL TRUTH IN A NUTSHELL.

Toronto, et. al.: J. L. Nichols & Co., (1903).

352 pages. Profusely illustrated by Paul Krafft and others. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Pictorial blue cloth. A fine, bright copy.

"The majority of these fables and parables are entirely new and were wrought out with careful analysis and patient toil."


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"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
(Thackeray, William Makepeace).
"OUR STREET." BY MR. M.A. TITMARSH.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.

54 pages, plus a leaf of publisher's advertisements. Hand colored frontispiece, title and 14 colored plates. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on spine.


First edition. A satire on English gentrification.


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(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
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(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
c. 1890.

A large (11 1/2 x 8 inches) of a young girl with a wreath of pink and red roses. There is a tiny hole by her right forefinger and a crease at the top of the wreath on the same side, Still vibrant and lovely. In beautiful chromolithography.


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(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
c. 1890.

A large (10 x 5 3/4 inches) die cut picturing a beautiful baby boy holding a biscuit or cookie in one hand and wrapped in beautiful bunting with lace and blue ribbons. In lovely chromolithography.


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(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
c. 1890.

A large (6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches) die cut of a young girl feeding a pug dog with her fork from her plate. In beautiful chromolithography.


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(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
(VICTORIAN DIE CUT).
c. 1890.

A large ( 8 x 5 inches) die cut of a child in a decorative ceramic pitcher. In lovely chromolithography.


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A FLOWER WEDDING DESCRIBED BY TWO WALLFLOWERS.
Crane, Walter.
A FLOWER WEDDING DESCRIBED BY TWO WALLFLOWERS.
(London): Cassell & Company, 1905.

Illustrated throughout by Walter Crane. Quarto, 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches). Green pictorial boards with cloth spine. A near fine copy with rubbing at the extremities and discolored end papers (probably from something laid in at one item). Extremely bright and clean throughout.


First edition of this wonderful classic.


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A L'AMOUR MATERNAL.
(Trade Catalog. Children's Fashion.).
A L'AMOUR MATERNAL.
Paris: 1894.

A fold-out trade catalog from the paris firm of A L'amour Maternal featuring lovely children's fashions for the summer season of 1894. Measuring 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches when folded, the catolog unfolds to 18 1/2 by 34 inches.


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A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK.
Folmsbee, Beulah.
A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK.
Boston: The Horn Book Inc., (1942).

58 pages. With tipped-in illustrations, one being a folding facsimile of "The Royal Battledore" printed by John Newbery. 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Printed boards with paper spine; a previous owners inscription on flyleaf.


First edition. "An excellent short, illustrated account of the hornbook. Among the many unusual facts about this early learning tool is an account of the process of removing the layers of horn to make a hornbook." - Haviland 18.


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ABC - BUCH UND LESEUBUNGEN FUR SCHULE UND HAUS.
ABC - BUCH UND LESEUBUNGEN FUR SCHULE UND HAUS.
Arthur, Illinois: A. M. Publishing Association, circa 1885.

64 pages. Illustrated with charming woodcuts. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards; lightly rubbed.


A charming German language primer, issued for the American market. The preface, by H. Liebhart, is dated Cincinnati, 1881.


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ALPHABET FRANCAIS CONTENANT DES LECONS POUR APPRENDRE A LIRE DES PRINCIPES D'ORTHOGRAPHIE ET D'ARITHMETIQUE ET UN ABREGE DE L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. ORNE DE GRAVURES ET DES PORTRAITS DES ROIS DE FRANCE.
ALPHABET FRANCAIS CONTENANT DES LECONS POUR APPRENDRE A LIRE DES PRINCIPES D'ORTHOGRAPHIE ET D'ARITHMETIQUE ET UN ABREGE DE L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. ORNE DE GRAVURES ET DES PORTRAITS DES ROIS DE FRANCE.
Paris: A la Librairie d'Education, de Alexis Eymery, 1824.

96 pages of text. Hand-colored frontispiece and title page, plus six colored engraved plates. Twelvemo (6 x 3 3/4 inches); pink wrwappers; a small hole in the front wrapper, a section missing from the top margin of the frontispiece (part of the word "Frontispice" is missing), and some minor page curl to the front few leaves. Otherwise a bright copy.


An uncommon and charming educational book. Starting with a large alphabet, this reading manual contains grammar lessons, spelling rules and a long history of France. The six engraved plates, colored with a blue wash contain 36 (six per page) circular portraits of the Kings of France from Pharamon to Louis XVIII. Not in OCLC or auction records.


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Cummings, Jacob.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT AND MODERN GEOGRAPHY, ON THE PLAN OF GOLDSMITH AND GUY; COMPRISING RULES FOR PROJECTING MAPS.
Boston: Cummings and Hillard, 1818.

314 pages (probably lacking one leaf, as the final entry on the Gazetteer is "Trieste"). With two engraved plates showing map projections. 8vo, leather backed boards; worn but sound

Sixth edition, originally published in 1813. Contains a twenty page introduction explaining geography to teachers "who have had but imperfect, or no geographical instructions." As is typical of this period, the description of the Italians ends with "it was once the mistress of the world, and is still a fine, populous, and interesting country, but inhabited by a race of people, who are degenerated by superstition and political slavery."


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BABYLAND. EDITED BY THE EDITORS OF WIDE AWAKE AND LITTLE FOLKS' READER.
BABYLAND. EDITED BY THE EDITORS OF WIDE AWAKE AND LITTLE FOLKS' READER.
New York: D. Lothrop & Co.,

Nine issues. Illustrated. Quarto, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Pictorial wrappers; staple bound; some wrappers repaired with old tape.


Nine issues of this magazine for children, rarely found in original condition. Volume V. No. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10. Volume VI. No. 1.


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BLUE BEARD.
BLUE BEARD.
New York: C. P. Huestis, c. 1850.

24 pages. Illustrated with wood-cuts credited to George Cruikshank. 8vo, pictorial wrappers (highlighted with a blue wash); some light staining.


LA BARBE BLEUE (Blue Beard) was one of the original eight stories issued in Charles Perrault's HISTOIRES OU CONTES DU TEMPS PASSE, Paris, 1697. It has become one of the ever present tales in the stories of MOTHER GOOSE. The publisher of the above edition, Charles P. Huestus was located at 104 Nassau St. in 1850 and 1851, therefore the circa date.


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BRONCHO VS. BICYCLE. A TALE OF THE OLD WEST.
Crawford, John Wallace.
BRONCHO VS. BICYCLE. A TALE OF THE OLD WEST.
Santa Fe: The Press of the Palace of the Governors, 1987.

18 pages. Illustrated from line drawings by Sarah Laughlin. Oblong octavo, 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches. Pictorial stiff boards with cloth spine. An excellent copy, including the threefold illustrated prospectus.


One of 250 numbered copies. "This rollicking tale of a race pitting big wheel bicycle against bronco was written in the late 1880's for a special meeting of the Boston Bicycle Club. And, as the poet himself indicated it was recited and 'rapturously' received in many of his later platform performances.


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CHALET SUEDOIS.
(Paper House).
CHALET SUEDOIS.
Epinal: Pellerin & Cie., c. 1895.

An uncut sheet of heavy paper featuring an elaborate " Swiss Chalet" to cut out and assemble. (11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches).

The Pellerin family of Epinal, France began making popular prints called "images d"Epinal" in the mid eighteenth century and the family business continues to this day. By the later half of the nineteenth century, a great deal of the business was directed toward the printing of inexpensive paper toys for children including: toy theatres, jumping jacks, and construction models of many kinds. Because of the extreme fragility of the paper toys, few have survived. When they have, it is usually in this uncut state.


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DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY. REPRINTED FROM "THE SPECTAOR"
DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY. REPRINTED FROM "THE SPECTAOR"
London: Macmillan and Co, 1892.

112 pages. Profusely illustrated by Hugh Thompson. 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Gilt pictorial green cloth; lightly blistered

Third edition, originally published in 1886.


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DELIGHTFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN.
Stuart, Elizabeth Billings.
DELIGHTFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN.
Chicago: Stanton and Van Vleit, (1920).

124 pages. With 8 beautiful color plates by Clara M. Burd and black and white illustrations by Violet Moore Higgins. Tall octavo (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pictorial boards. Head and foot of spine lightly chipped.


A nice copy of a charming and uncommon book.


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DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Thurber, James.
DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Stockholm: KF:s Bokforlag, (1949).

46 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white by Ollie Eksell. Quarto (12 x 8 1/2 inches) pictorial boards with linen spine; inner hinges cracked, moderate wear and soiling to boards, still a very good copy.


A Swedish edition of Thuber's scarce children's book, first published in the United States in 1944, with illustrations by Doris Lee.


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DISCOURS PRONONCE A L'INAUGURATION DE LA STATUE DE ERNEST RENAN.
France, Anatole.
DISCOURS PRONONCE A L'INAUGURATION DE LA STATUE DE ERNEST RENAN.
Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, 1922.

61 pages. With engraved and hand-colored illustrations by Serge de Solomko. Octavo, 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Pictorial wrappers; small chip at foot of spine.


One of 1500 numbered copies.


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