New York.: G.P. Putnam's Sons.. 1974. First American Edition.. 15 full page color illustrations, unpaginated, 9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper-covered boards with cloth spine in color pictorial dustjacket (hardbound). Clean and in near fine condition in lightly soiled and very edgeworn dustjacket with long split to front fold and a 1 1/2 inch tear to front cover at top of spine that has been repaired with yellowing tape. From rear cover: "Carl Larsson's ETT HEM (A HOME) was originally published in Sweden in 1899. In words and pictures he described his home in Sundborn...With this selection of paintings from the original version, Lennart Rudstrom has written a text for children in which he tells about the artist his life, his home, his family, his painting. In addition to the main text, he has written a brief section for each painting which gives more factual and technical information about it." .
Boston.: The P.F. Volland Company.. Fifth Edition.. Copyright 1928.. Color illustrations, color pictorial endpapers, 96pp, index, 9 1/4 x 6 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Cover extremities lightly rubbed, light toning to cover; short tear to lower margin of one page, overall very good condition. A very good copy of this uncommon Volland "Happy Children Books" with a wonderful cover illustration of an elf-like creature consulting a book. Written and illustrated by Michael Lipman, the story is of the Chatterlings: "When a Chatterling got into the habit of using the wrong words, by way of punishment, he had to wear a long pointed red hat, and after that he was always known as a Red Chatterling...The Red Chatterlings were always saying things they did not mean...They didn't seem to know the difference between a slipper, a shoe and a boot...Such carelessness always led to misunderstandings - and misunderstandings led to quarreling and fighting." Lipman uses illustrations to demonstrate the subtle or not so subtle differences between words - eg. vast vs huge; coils, spirals, tangles and snarls; fog, mist and haze; to acquiesce vs to agree. A wonderful introduction to the richness of language. .
Springfield, MASS.: McLoughlin Bros.. 1927.. Full page color ills, unpag, 4to (11.5 x 10"), color pictorial paper covered boards, extremities rubbed, portion of paper spine missing at head and tail (1" at tail, just impinging into the cover of Lullaby Land), couple of small chips on spine, imperfection to lower edge of front endpapers, small bookseller's stamp on front paste-down, interior is clean and bright. An unusual book in that the two stories are printed back to back, with each having its own cover illustration. Start the book at one end and it's Honey Land; from the other end it's Lullaby Land. Large text and broad, colorful illustrations. .
London.: Ernest Nister.. No date. [ 1910].. Color illustrations, pictorial endpapers, 54pp, 5 x 4 3/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Covers lightly soiled and rubbed with some bowing, joints starting to split but still attached, faint damp stain to upper edge of front endpaper and half title, occasional soft soiled spot, overall good bright condition. This vintage book, with charming chromolithographic illustrations by M.M. Jamieson Jr., is one of the Little Mother Stories. E.N. 2072. .
London.: Hodder and Stoughton.. Ca. 1922.. Color and black and white illustrations throughout, unpaginated, 9 x 11 inches, color pictorial stiff card wrappers (softbound). Chip to lower right corner of cover, repaired chip to upper right corner of cover, several pages colored in with crayon (these are the pages intended to be colored), centrefold detached. The illustrations lend themselves admirably for use in a coloring book with their bold bright areas of flat color. Rudyard Kipling is perhaps best know for his work "The Jungle Book". .
San Francisco.: North Point Press.. Reprint. 1990. Third Printing.. Large and bright color illustrations throughout, 63pp, 4to (12 X 9.25in.), dark blue cloth covered boards, color pictorial d/j. Fine condition, title page signed by Barry Lopez. D/j lightly creased at front top right corner. Signed by author. .
U.S.A.: Platt & Munk.. 1941.. 6 books each with color designs to be cut out and stuck to black and white outline pictures, 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 each, color pictorial wrappers in color pictorial box. One corner of one book lightly bumped throughout, otherwise as new condition in slightly rubbed box. An exceptional piece of Americana. .
London.: Cecil Palmer.. [ 1929].. Fulll page and in-text color illustrations, color pictorial endpapers, 56pp, 11 1/2 x 9 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards (hardbound). Covers in poor condition, taped and worn, complete paper loss to spine; strips of tape and abrasions to endpapers, ink inscription on verso of front endpaper, ink drawing to verso of title page and pencil notations to endpapers and table of contents, occasional light soiling. Several of the plates have light soiling in the margins but the images are clean and bright. As a book in poor condition, sold for the plates. Brightly colored, beautiful illustrations by Jessie M. King accompany the following stories by Marion: Peter and Mary, The Tiresome Rabbit, A Lesson in Manners, Jack Frost, Mother England, If One Eats One Must Work, The Two Imps, The Grandfather's Clock, The Naughty Boy, The Country of Let's Pretend, Wee Mister Brown, and Where Babies Come From. .
Kenosha, Wisconsin.: Samuel Lowe Company.. No date. Ca. 1940.. Color illustrations, unpaginated, 11 x 10 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). A trifle worn; very good, bright condition. Bright and charming illustrations by Margot Voigt of the three little kittens. Cover states "L77" in upper left corner. .
New York.: Harper & Row.. 1963.. Color illustrations on all pages, unpaginated, 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper-covered boards IN COLOR PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET (hardbound). Fine condition in very good dustjacket with light soiling to spine. An early edition - '$1.95' price has been printed out and '$2.50' price substituted. Code '40-80 1063 and lower left of front flap dust jacket - lower right corner is clipped. .
Rochester, NY.: Stecher Litho. Co.. Copyright 1916.. Full page chromolithographic illustrations, in-text two-color illustrations, unpaginated, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Covers worn with two large abraded areas on back cover. Interior in good clean condition. Baby learns the sounds different animals such as Donkeys, Horses, Birds and Cats make. Marked "No. 1" on front cover. .
Garden City, New York.: Garden City Books.. Copyright 1912. Ca. late 1930s.. Color and black and white plates, in-text black and white illustrations, black and white pictorial endpapers, 249pp, 9 x 6 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper label on cloth covered boards (hardbound) in color pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket worn with 2 inch chip to head of spine (present but not attached), price-clipped, 2 inch tear to upper right front panel, some short edge tears and creases. Book in very good condition, clean condition with previous owner's name in ink on front paste-down. Interior panel of back dust jacket contains listing of additional books, ending with "Story of Mankind" by Hendrik W. Van Loon. Verso of dust jacket "help the Children Build a Library They Will Never Outgrow" with family sitting by a fire reading. .
London.: Ernest Nister.. No date. [ 1902].. 6 full page chromolithographic illustrations (uncut), black and white in-text illustrations, unpaginated, 12 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Covers split, detached and lightly worn, model sheets in very good, clean condition, first text sheet has 4 inch tear, several sheets are separating at the spine. This book of richly printed chromolithographic illustrations feature models to cut, score and fold, to create a cottage, a kennel, windmill, a rick, a dovecote, and a merry-go-round. Includes instructions for making models. A scarce Ernest Nister publication of an intrinsically ephemeral nature. .
New York.: McLoughlin Bros.. No date. Ca. 1870.. 3 full page color illustrations, 8pp, 7 1/2 x 6 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Covers worn with previous owner's name in ink to upper edge and hand sewn edge along the spine.. Natural History Series. "Printed in Oil Colors". The three illustrations feature a Lioness and her cubs, a lion attacking a gazelle (?) and a lion. .
New York.: Saml. Gabriel Sons & Company.. Copyright 1917.. Color and two-color illustrations, unpaginated, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial card wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly soiled and creases; interior good with a few pages coming loose, short edge tears to a couple of pages. Filled with charming illustrations of kittens and puppies, along with basic reading lesssons. .