New York.: The Art Lithographic Publishing Company.. 1891.. String-bound illustrated booklet; 4 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 12 pp; stiff card covers. Color lithographic illustrations on every page (five plus cover full-page). Cover shows area of even toning along top edge and free edge. Contents in excellent clean condition. An uncommon children's booklet. The American Stationer (1891) writes: "'Childhood's Pleasures is a dainty little booklet in which children's delights are set forth in verse and color in a way which is most pleasing. The sketches are good and the coloring is of the highest order." Not listed in WorldCat. Very good clean condition. .
London.: Ward, Lock & Tyler.. No date. Ca. 1866.. 18 color wood engravings, black and white in-text illustrations, 68pp, 11 1/4 x 9 inches, three quarters leather boards with decorative gilt spine (hardbound). Exterior is in poor condition as the paper covering the boards has been removed leaving only the leather spine (with one piece 1 inch by 1/2 inch missing, and a smaller spot also missing), leather corners are also very worn with one leather corner missing. Owner inscription to front fly leaf, hinges starting, occasional light soiling affecting a few plates (mainly in outer margins), a few 1/2 inch edge tears. An extensive compendium for children of information on animals, with quotes from the poetry of Wordsworth and Cowper, amongst others. This antique children's book features bright and colorful illustrations by Harrison Weir of the Bull, Cattle, the Sheep, the Hare, Mare and Foal in the Meadow, the Shepherd's Dog, the Fox, the Cat, etc. .
Philadelphia.: David McKay.. Copyright 1911.. Full page color illustrations, decorative floral borders around all songs, 63pp, 9 x 11 1/2 inches, gilt lettered embossed cloth-covered boards with color pictorial cover label (hardbound). Good condition: light soiling to cover, light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, owner inscription on front pastedown, front pastedown cracked along lower hinge, light scattered foxing to front and rear endpapers, interior pages a trifle soiled (mainly outside image areas), a few 1/2 to 1 inch tears (not affecting images). 30 rhymes with music, each accompanied by a full page color illustration by H. Willebeek Le Mair (Saida). .
London.: Cassell and Company.. 1913.. Full page color and black and white illustrations, in-text black and white illustrations, unpaginated, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, color pictorial cloth covered boards (hardbound). Covers a trifle worn, front hinge starting to split before frontispiece but still well attached, faint foxing and soiling to a few pages; very good clean condition. A vintage collection of children's stories and lively illustrations with a very colorful cover illustration of a golliwog playing leap-frog over a teddy bear. .
New York.: McLoughlin Bros.. ca. 1890.. Full page color (chromolithograph) and black and white in-text illustrations throughout, 6pp, 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Light wear and soiling to cover and interior, spine split and mended by handstitching, owner inscription and page numbers in light pencil. Otherwise bright and lovely images. Wonderful illustrations including "Dancing a Jig" with a cat looking on in amazement as Mother Hubbard and her dog cavort. .
Boston.: Lee and Shepard.. 1880.. Full page black and white illustrations, 102pp, 6 x 7 1/2 inches, decorative embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Fair condition: covers edges rubbed with light soiling, cloth at ends of spine worn; front hinge broken (still hanging on with two binding threads), pencil notations to front paste-down, soiling to endpapers, missing rear free endpaper, scattered soiling throughout, text block split at a couple of sections and coming loose. A selection of traditional rhymes, each with a black and white illustration by J. F. Goodridge. A scarce title, with many rarely seen - and disturbing - rhymes. .
Chicago.: Merrill Publishing Co.. 1937.. Fully illustrated in color, np (14pp), 4to (13 x 9.75"), color pictorial paper wrappers (softcover). Very good condition: light edge wear, a little light soiling to covers, bumped upper corner, a little chipping at spine. .
No date. Ca. 1901.. 11 chromolithographic plates, two-color and black and white full page illustrations, black and white in-text illustrations, viii+382pp, 10 x 7 3/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed; front hinge split after contents page but still attached, toning to edges, light soiling and a few edge tears to a couple of pages, overall good clean condition. A vintage collection of children's tales. Illustrators include Ethel Parkinson, May Gladwin, etc. Includes several stereotyped African American caricature plates by Parkinson. .
Chicago.: M. A. Donohue & Co.. No. 20.. No date. Ca. 1910.. Full page color illustrations, two single color illustrations on inside front and back cover, unpaginated, 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, color pictorial card wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly worn with corner creases and chip to lower left front cover, previous owner's name in ink on first page, some light soiling and foxing to first and last page; good condition. Bright and colorful illustrations by Frank Godwin and Charles Coll, with cover illustration by James McCracken. Brief lines of text below images that include: Miss Muffet, The Lamplighter, The Trial Scene From Alice in Wonderland, etc. .
No date. Ca. 1900.. Chromolithograph, backed with thick board and cut into puzzle, 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. 1/2 inch area of paper loss to lower right, pinhole at lower left and right corner; otherwise very good, clean condition. A brightly colored image of Little Red Riding Hood clutching a basket full of flowers with one hand and reaching to open a gate with the other, complete in 12 puzzle pieces. .
Boston.: De Wolfe, Fiske and Company.. No date. Ca. 1900.. Four chromolithographic plates, full page and in-text black and white illustrations throughout, decorative endpapers, unpaginated, 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Cover edges rubbed exposing boards, a few lightly soiled spots, small abraded area on front cover, and interior in good condition with owner inscription on verso of frontispiece, occasional light soiling and a few 1/2 to 1 inch edge tears (not affecting images). This antique children's book includes four gorgeous color plates: Dollie's Drive, A Little Milksop, Father's Little Maid and The Sea's Message, all featuring young children with their pets, dolls, etc. .
New York.: Sam L. Gabriel Sons & Company.. Copyright 1940.. EIGHT BOOKS. Color illustrations, unpaginated, 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Light wear, some soiling, and a few creases and short edge tears; overall good clean condition. A series of vintage childrens books "To Keep Busy the Little Hands and Little Head". Includes No. 471, 476, 481, 482, 483, 484, 486, 487. .
. Full page color (chromolithograph) and black and white in-text illustrations, 10pp, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). This has been patched together by its loving owner: the cover is well worn with a long tear mended with white tape, spine split and then stitched (centrefold unable to lay flat), owner inscriptions and page numbers written in pencil, pencil on the front cover and at the top of one illustration, mend to left corner of another illustration, stitching impinges on one edge of each illustration. A very well used but scarce title. Lively illustrations in this version of Goldilocks, advertisement for "Scudder's Canada Sap Purest and Best Maple Syrup" on back cover. .
London.: T. C. & E. C. Jack.. No date. Ca. 1919.. Color lithographic illustrations, black and white illustrations, 46pp, 10 1/2 x 8 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound)with dust jacket. Dust jacket toned with paper loss to entire upper left corner and margin, some creases and short tears. Front cover toned from missing areas of dust jacket and circular cut-out (cut-out as issued). Front endpaper lightly toned; interior in very good, clean condition with occasional faint off-setting. "Just Published" leaf adhered to front end-paper advertises this very book. Wonderful illustrations by Claud Lovat Fraser accompany a collection of short Nursery Rhymes. .
New York.: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company.. 1923.. Color illustrations throughout, unpaginated (approx. 12 pages), 12 x 10 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Front cover detached, light to moderate soiling throughout, interior color images clean. A "Linenette" Book, no. 869. Wonderful illustrations. .
London.: The Graphotyping Company, Limited.. 1872.. Full page color and black and white illustrations, black and white in-text illustrations, 141pp, index, 8 x 6 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards (hardbound). Boards covered with brown cloth (hand stitched), covers loose, 2 x 3 inch area of paper loss to upper right frontispiece and upper left title page, missing pp133/134 from December, minimal faint soiling and foxing, overall good clean condition with bright illustrations. Poems for children accompanied by illustrations including The Dead Robin, Blind Man's Bluff, Ga-ther-ing Pop-pies, The Sick Doll, Little Rose's Valentine, The Ki-ten's Bath, etc. Each month has a different volume number, bound together like a book, including an index to poems and illustrations. .
New York.: Viking Press.. 1943.. Profusely illustrated in red, green, black, and white with color pictorial endpapers, 51pp, 8vo (8.75 x 6.75"), embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound) in color pictorial dust jacket. Very good condition: light fingerprint on lower corner of first text page, otherwise bright and clean. Dust jacket shows light age toning, a few tiny spots of damp staining, and a little edge tearing and chipping (now protected). .
Akron, Ohio.: Saalfield.. 1929.. 3 full page color illustrations, color and black and white in-text illustrations, unpaginated (approx. 14 pages), 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Good condition. .
George A. Clark.. No date. Ca. 1890.. Booklet, color and black and white illustrations, unpaginated (approximately 8 pages), 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Very good condition. A charming piece of ephemera advertising Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton with rhymes and illustrations, one by "Blashfield". .
New York.: The Platt & Peck Co.,. No date. Ca. 1900.. Full page chromolithographic illustrations, black and white in-text illustrations, unpaginated, 13 3/4 x 10 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound) all "mounted on linen." Wear and fraying to cover edges and interior pages, 2 1/2 inch split to head of spine, 1 inch tear to upper gutter edge throughout, top staple missing and small surrounding area rusted; nvertheless overall in good, bright condition. Gorgeous full page illustrations. Tales include: "Daffy-Down-Dilly", "Girls and Boys", "Willy Boy, Willy Boy", "Bessy Bell and Mary Gray", "Hector Protector", "As I was going up Pippen Hill", and "Poor Old Robinson Crusoe". A "Children's Playtime Series". .