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BYELOSNEZHKA

W.E.. RUSSIAN. BYELOSNEZHKA. Published in Berlin, circa 1920, oblong 4to, cloth backed pict. boards, near Fine. Russian text of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with color decorative border on each page of text, plus many lovely full page illus. by "W.E.". Beautiful and scarce.

$200.00

MENAGE CLAPOTIN AU PAYS DES CACTUS
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MENAGE CLAPOTIN AU PAYS DES CACTUS

By BAILLY, LOUIS

BAILLY, LOUIS. FRENCH. MENAGE CLAPOTIN AU PAYS DES CACTUS by Louis Bailly. Paris: Librarie Furne no date circa 1915. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed and new endpapers, VG. The adventures of Mr. Clapotin and his family when they travel to Tunis. Illustrated by noted artist Bailly with marvelous hand-colored illustrations throughout. See Dict. Des Illus. 1890-1945 p. 46-7.

$200.00

WHEN MALINDY SINGS

By DUNBAR, PAUL LAURENCE

ARMSTRONG, MARGARET. BLACK INTEREST. WHEN MALINDY SINGS by Paul Laurence Dunbar. NY:Dodd Mead 1903 (1903). 8vo, brown gilt dec. cloth, 144p., teg, FINE. 1st ed. (BAL 4948). Another of Dunbar's books of verses written in Black dialect and illustrated with photos of Blacks taken by the Hampton Institute Camera Club. Also features a beautiful decorative binding and page decorations by MARGARET ARMSTRONG. A particularly beautiful copy of an altogether lovely and fascinating book.

$225.00

SONNENKINDERSTUBEN
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SONNENKINDERSTUBEN

By DINGLER, M.

WENZ-VIETOR, ELSE. (WENZ-VIETOR,ELSE)illus. SONNENKINDERSTUBEN von M. Dingler. Oldenberg:Stalling 1925. Sq. sm. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, Fine in soiled and frayed dw. Nurnburger Bilderbucher No. 36. Featuring 11 full page and 2 partial page fine and fabulous full page color illustrations depicting a variety of humanized insects (butterflies, ants, etc) and humanized mice. Beautiful color printing.

$150.00

FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN!
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FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN!

By BAUMGARTEN, FRTIZ

BAUMGARTEN, FRITZ. CHRISTMAS. FROHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN! [by] Fritz Baumgarten. Leipzig: A. Anson ca 1925. Obl. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, VG+. A Christmas picture book with Father Christmas, elves, little children and presents galore. Featuring 8 full page color illustrations and 8 full page illus. in blue line - each with 2 lines of text below.

$250.00

SUN-MOON & STARS: AN OWNTY DOWNTY BOOK
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SUN-MOON & STARS: AN OWNTY DOWNTY BOOK

By RICHARDSON, E.

RICHARDSON, E. ART NOUVEAU. SUN-MOON & STARS: AN OWNTY DOWNTY BOOK pictures and verses for children by E. RICHARDSON. Lond: John Lane / Bodley 1899. Narrow 4to, green pict. cloth, some cover soil else VG+. Printed on fine paper on rectos only, each page has hand-lettered verse surrounded by decorative pictorial border, also with beautiful full page illustrations done in classic Art Nouveau style similar to Ethel Reed. One of the most lovely and well executed Art Nouveau children's books.

$350.00

BROWN THE BEAR

By SAMIVEL

SAMIVEL. BEARS. BROWN THE BEAR by Samivel. NY & Lond: Warne & Murray nd ca 1940. Folio, cl. backed pict. bds, light wear, VG-Fine. Translated from the original French, this is the story of the life and adventures of a mischievous bear, with marvelous color illustrations on every page as well as with beautiful full page color illustrations that are vaguely reminiscent of De Brunhoff but really have a style all their own.

$250.00

FABLES OF AESOP
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FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

DETMOLD, E. (DETMOLD,EDWARD J.)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London, NY & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, [1909[. Large thick 4to, (8 3/4 x 11") tan cloth, extensive gilt pictorial cover, slightest of cover soil else near fine. 1st trade edition, illustrated by Detmold with pictorial endpapers plus 23 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates that you will ever see (with lettered tissue guards) as well as many beautiful b&w's in text.

$875.00

WEEK SPENT IN A GLASS POND
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WEEK SPENT IN A GLASS POND

By EWING, JULIANA HORATIA

ANDRE, R.. (ANDRE,R.)illus. A WEEK SPENT IN A GLASS POND by the Great Water Beetle by JULIANA HORATIA EWING. London: Wells Gardner Darton, no date [1883]. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 32p., edges rubbed and some finger soil, VG+. Beautifully illustrated by Andre with detailed chromolithographs on every page plus there is a stunning pictorial cover. Osborne p.984.

$400.00

MUCKI

SCHMIDHAMMER, ARPAD. FANTASY. MUCKI eine wunderliche Weltreise. Mainz:Scholz [1910]. 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, near fine. A marvelous fantasy trip taken by a little boy, illustrated in typical Jugendstil style by ARPAD SCHMIDHAMMER with artful color illustrations on every page. Printed on rectos only. A great picture book. See Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch #534.

$300.00

GRANDS ET PETITS
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GRANDS ET PETITS

IVANOVSKY, ELISABETH. IVANOVSKY,ELISABETH. GRANDS ET PETITS [by] Elisabeth Ivanovsky. (Bruges): Desclee de Brouwer (1931). Sq. 4to, pict. bds, 19p., Fine. Each page of text, in thick bold type, is faced by a beautiful full page color illus. by Russian emigre artist Ivanovsky in classic Art Deco style. Ivanovsky was born in Russia but schooled in Belgium. This is a stunning book.

$250.00

WEIST DU WIEVIEL STERNLEIN STEHEN

By KLETT, GERTRUD

LEWINSKI, ANNELIESE. GERMAN. WEIST DU WIEVIEL STERNLEIN STEHEN verse von Gertrud Klett. Esslingen und Munchen:Schreiber nd ca 1925. Sq. 4to, cloth backed pict. bds, sl. cover soil else VG+. A beautiful German picture book with full page color illustrations facing each page of text by ANNELIESE LEWINSKI reminiscent of Olfers' Root Children books, This features little star-children and is really nice and well printed.

$100.00

OUR INDIANS: A MIDNIGHT VISIT TO THE GREAT SOMEWHERE-OR-OTHER
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OUR INDIANS: A MIDNIGHT VISIT TO THE GREAT SOMEWHERE-OR-OTHER

By BRADLEY, LUTHER DANIELS

BRADLEY, LUTHER DANIELS. BRADLEY,LUTHER DANIELS. OUR INDIANS: A MIDNIGHT VISIT TO THE GREAT SOMEWHERE-OR-OTHER. [NY]:Dutton 1899. Oblong large 4to, cl. backed pictorial boards, edges lightly rubbed light wear to front endpaper else a near fine, tight clean copy of this rare book. With text written in verse, the story is a dream fantasy trip taken by a little girl and boy (the girl based on Bradley's niece). They slip out at night in a flying canoe guided by an Indian who takes them to a quiet land of peace and harmony. Featuring striking full page chromolithographs (16 full page and 5 double page) - the artwork by Bradley as well. Luther Daniels Bradley, educated at Yale, was an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Daily News. In Image and Maker p.26-36 Helen Borgens notes : "Our Indians is a personal dream vision... Bradley depicted the Indians as expressing the qualities inherant in all human beings..." yet he juxtaposed this realism with absurd images of Indians serving tea in china cups or performing a vaudeville act with band instruments to celebrate a victory. It is the combination of real and surreal that gives this book its unique quality. About the artwork, Borgens says that "the symmetry of individual illustrations reinforces the symmetry of the entire book." Altogether a wonderful book, quite rare and when found it is usually in terrible condition.

$1200.00

SKAZKI ZVEROLOVA

RILOV, A.. RUSSIAN. SKAZKI ZVEROLOVA. Published by the Youth Communist League, 1938. 4to, pict. wraps, Fine. Many wonderful full page and partial page color illus. by A. RILOV . Unusual and scarce.

$200.00

HATCHET THROWERS
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HATCHET THROWERS

By GREENWOOD

GRISET, ERNEST. (GRISET,ERNEST)illus. THE HATCHET THROWERS by James Greenwood. Lond: J. Hotten 1866. 4to, blue gilt cloth, hinges neatly strengthened and sl. internal soil else VG+. The "astonishing adventures " of three mariners who encounter a band of Black natives. Illustrated with 36 marvelous hand-colored illustrations by Griset (plus great gilt vignette on cover). The tale itself was "condescendingly racist in tone" (Lambourne p.42) and the portrayals of the natives are very sterotypical, but the illustrations are really wonderful works of art. (Osborne p. 349)

$400.00

TOOTLEOO TWO

By DARWIN, BERNARD & ELINOR

DARWIN. DARWIN,BERNARD & ELINOR. TOOTLEOO TWO. London:Nonesuch Press. No date, circa 1927. Oblong 4to, pictorial boards, near FINE. First edition. A nonsense story in verse, sequel to Mr. Tootleoo and beautifully illustrated with 20 rich and wonderful full page color illustrations (printed on rectos only) Nice copy of this title.

$150.00

NEWS OF SPRING
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NEWS OF SPRING

By MAETERLINCK, MAURICE

DETMOLD, EDWARD. (DETMOLD,EDWARD J.)illus. NEWS OF SPRING by Maurice Maeterlinck. NY:Dodd Mead 1913 (1913). 4to, green cloth extensively decorated in gold, top edge gilt, light cover soil, near Fine. 1st American ed. Illustrated by Detmold with 20 magnificent, richly colored tipped-in color plates with tissue guards - nature scenes, flowers, insects etc.. A beautiful book, issued in England under the title "Hours of Gladness".

$250.00

FAIRY TALES

By ANDERSEN, HANS

BOYLE, E.V.. (BOYLE,E.V.)illus. FAIRY TALES by Hans Christian Andersen trans. by H.L.Ward and Augusta Plesner. NY:Scribner & Welford, circa 1875. 4to, cloth backed blue pict. boards, some wear, VG. Early if not 1st U.S. edition, with 10 majestic chromolithographed plates done by Emrik and Binger. This edition omits the Fellow Travellers tale and thus has 2 fewer plates than the 1st Sampson & Low edition. However the remaining 10 plates compare quite favorably and are striking in their color and composition. Scarce.

$300.00

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE IN THE ART OF YU A. VASNETSOV

By PETROV

VASNETSOV. RUSSIAN INTEREST. RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE IN THE ART OF YU A. VASNETSOV by Vsevolod Petrov. Pub. in Moscow ca 1972. Folio, 139p., cloth, fine in dw and plain slipcase. Text is in both Russian and English and there are hundred's of reproductions of the fairy tale illustrations by Vasnetsov.

$150.00

HVAD LILLE ARNE DROMTE

By HAVARDSHOLM, MAGNHILD

SWEDISH. HVAD LILLE ARNE DROMTE by Magnhild Havardsholm. no place, Halcosen & Larsen 1921. Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, some paper chipping on extrems else VG. A magnificent picture book with few words. Each page is entirely covered with very, very beautiful color lithographs is a unique style. Should be seen to be appreciated.

$150.00

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