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MATCHLOCK GUN
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MATCHLOCK GUN

By EDMONDS, WALTER

LANTZ, PAUL. EDMONDS,WALTER. THE MATCHLOCK GUN. NY: Dodd Mead 1941 (1941). 4to (8 x 10"), near fine in dust wrapper (dw slightly rubbed, frayed at spine end else VG). Stated 1st ed. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. The story tells about life in the Hudson Valley in 1776. Beautfully illustrated by PAUL LANTZ with 6 double page color lithographs, 6 full page and many partial page black & white lithos. This is a REVIEW COPY WITH THE SLIP LAID-IN AND ALSO HAS A ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY EDMONDS on his personal stationery. Written to a fan Edmonds discusses the Matchlock Gun and mentions where to look for the historical basis of the book. Very scarce in such nice condition and a super special copy with the review slip and the letter from Edmonds (who is not known for having signed many books).

$600.00

FAVORITE FAIRY TALES

NEWELL. (NEWELL,PETER)illus. FAVORITE FAIRY TALES: the childhood choice of representative men and women. NY: Harper & Brothers 1907 (Oct. 1907). 8vo (6 1/4 x 9", white imitation vellum boards with gilt decoration, top edge gilt, xvix, 1-355p. The first 3 leaves with some foxing, soil in margin of 2 pages, near FINE IN DUST WRAPPER AND BOX! (box soiled and rubbed. 1st edition. 16 fairy tales were selected as childhood favorites by a variety of eminent people (Samuel Clemens, Henry James, Howard Pyle etc.) and illustrated by Newell with 16 wonderful tinted plates. Marvelous pictorial borders are on every page by Frances Bennett. This is a companion to Newell's Alice, Snark and Looking Glass, rare in the dust wrapper and box.

$1200.00

RHYMES OF THE STATES

By NEWKIRK, GARRETT

FENN, HARRY. NEWKIRK,GARRETT. RHYMES OF THE STATES. NY: Century 1896 (1896). Small 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), pictorial cloth , 96p. Fine. 1st edition. Designed so that children could more easily remember facts about evcry state, each state has a rhyme and an illustration to facilitate memory. Illustrated with pen and inks and half tones by Harry Fenn. THIS COPY HAS A NICE 4 LINE DATED INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR TO MARY MAPES DODGE, author of Hans Brinker, creator or St. Nicholas Magazine and more. This was her copy.

$275.00

VOLGA

BILIBIN, IVAN. (BILIBIN,IVAN)illus. THE VOLGA [by P. Golike and A. Vilborg]. St. Petersburg, 1904. Folio, pictorisl wraps, some edge fraying and slight creasing inside else VG+. First edition, illustrated by Bilibin with 5 magnificent full page and several smaller color lithographs. A Russian folk tale: "The motifs of Old Russia and exotic India are whimsically interwoven here: the capital city of the fairy-land is surrounded by walls similar to those round the Solovetsky monastery in the White Sea." (Golynets p.10). Due to its large format and delicate binding, this is extremely difficult to find in such nice condition.

$2000.00

IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE

By QUILLER-COUCH

NIELSEN, KAY. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. (London) Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1913]. Folio (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), full green vellum with extensive gilt decoration, top edge gilt, 164p., a few marks on the vellum as is common in this edition, new ties, endpaper foxed as usual else VG+ to FINE. LIMITED TO ONLY 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NIELSEN and illustrated by him with 26 magnificent color plates with pictorial lettered tissue guards. This limited edition has 2 more color plates than in the trade edition. There are also decorative borders. This is a lavishly produced book.

$4750.00

JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES

GAME. JEU DE LOTO DES ALLIES. [Bordeaux]: Boechat Bros., no date circa late 1944]. [Note: The date is based on info. on the cards. The armistice of Bulgaria was Oct. 28 1944 and there is no mention of the liberation of other important French towns ie Strasbourg in Nov. 1944]. The game is in the original cardboard box (10 3/4 x 8 1/2" with a great color cover of General Charles De Gaulle surrounded by flags. Box lightly rubbed else VG++. The contents, in fine condition are: -- 20 brightly illustrated cards each 5 3/4 x 7 1/2" in two sets. -- 2 mesh bags full of numbered wooden pieces -- 2 Instruction sheets printed on both sides Each card has a central portrait of a main figure of the Allied forces in World War II. The images are surrounded by 8 squares illustrating key events of the war, including a flag. Includes: De Gaulle, Eisenhower, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Chiang Kai Shek, Anthony Eden, Montgomery, General George Catroux, and General Marie Pierre Koenig (commander of the free French forces against Rommel. Among the key events featured, especially interesting is the card with deportation trains by Nazi soldiers, torture inflicted by the Gestapo and death penalty by shooting. Additional scenes are De Gaulle's appeal to the Resistance, Bombing of London, Soviet Union's entry into the war, Invasion of Normandy, Destruction of Warsaw and much, much more. This is extremely rare and presents a vivid depiction of the war.

$3500.00

END OF THE WORLD

By EGGLESTON, EDWARD

EGGLESTON,EDWARD. THE END OF THE WORLD. NY: Orange Judd and Co. (1872). 8vo (5 x 7 1/2"), cloth, 299p. Spine and cover edges faded, spine ends frayed, VG. Illustrated by Frank Beard with 32 engravings. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY EGGLESTON TO MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER, FOUNDER OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE AND MORE. IT READS: "TO MARY MAPES DODGE WITH KIND REGARDS OF HER FRIEND THE AUTHOR 1873." Eggleston was a novelist and editor of the juvenile paper the Little Colonel.

$750.00

LONE COWBOY

By JAMES, WILL

JAMES, WILL. JAMES,WILL. LONE COWBOY: my life story. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1930. 8vo (6 x 8 1/2"), bound in green cloth with brown spine and leather label. Cover faded on top edge, spine soiled else tight and VG+. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY JAMES. The original drawing is fine and detailed showing a cowboy on his horse. The image is 5" wide and 4 3/4" high Signed by James, dated 1930. This is James' life story embellished by him with more than 30 full page and smaller illustrations, and a photo frontis. Quite scarce in this limited edition.

$2750.00

LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY

By SMITH, MARY STUART

SMITH,MARY STUART. LANG SYNE OR THE WARDS OF MOUNT VERNON: A TALE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA. NY: John B. Alden 1890 (1890). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4", green gilt cloth, 133p., a few marks on cover else VG-Fine. 1st edition of this Revolutionary War story. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR, FOUNDER OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE & MORE: "MRS. MARY MAPES DODGE, PRESENTED IN TOKEN OF DELIGHTFUL ASSOCIATION AT DEAR MISS BOOTH'S. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 1890". The final 36 pages are an essay on the Women of the Revolution. Smith was a novelist and poet deeply involved with everything related to Virginia. She was a speaker at the Congress of Women at the Columbian Exposition.

$300.00

TSIRK
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TSIRK

By MARSHAK, S.

LEBEDEV, V.. (LEBEDEV,VLADIMIR) illus. TSIRK [THE CIRCUS] by Samuel Marshak. [St. Petersburg]: Raduga 1925. 4to, pictorial. wraps, two small edge chips, several small closed tears, paper scrape scrape on one page, VG+. First edition of this Constructivist picture book with verse by Marshak and fabulous color lithographs of circus scenes by Lebedev. One of Lebedev's most famous books. See MoMA: Russian Avant Garde Book p.172-3, Leveque: p.158.

$3750.00

ALLIES FAIRY BOOK

RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE ALLIES' FAIRY BOOK with intro. by Edmund Gosse. London: Heinemann no date [1916]. 4to (8 x 10"), blue gilt cloth, top edge gilt, Fine in custom leather backed slipcase. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. This is a collection of fairy tales from various countries (English, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and more) with lengthy and informative introduction by Gosse. Featuring 12 magnificent tipped-in color plates and a profusion of fabulous line illustrations throughout the text that reproduce with superior clarity due to the fine quality paper used in this edition.

$3000.00

FABLES OF AESOP

By AESOP

DETMOLD, E. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. THE FABLES OF AESOP. London: Hodder & Stoughton 1909. Thick folio (10 1/4 X 12 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, spine toned, a few marks on rear cover, one corner crease, top edge gilt, bookplate of Sir Francis Carruthers Gould, VG+. LIMITED TO 750 NUMBERED LARGE PAPER COPIES, THIS DOES NOT HAVE THE LIMITATION PAGE WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY DETMOLD. The original watercolor is executed on parchment 5 1/2 x 7 1/2" and is signed. A delightful baby chick is seated on a lily pad, looking at a yellow tulip. Featuring 25 of the most magnificent tipped-in color plates, printed on high quality paper. This is a special copy of a beautifully produced and illustrated book. This limited edition has 2 EXTRA COLOR PLATES NOT FOUND IN THE TRADE EDITION.

$3250.00

POEMS HERE AND AT HOME

By RILEY, JAMES WHITCOMB

kemble, e.w.. RILEY,JAMES WHITCOMB. POEMS HERE AND AT HOME. NY: Century Co. 1893 (1893). 12mo (4 3/4 x 7"), gilt decorative cloth, top edge gilt, 187p.,slight rear cover soil else near Fine. 1st edition. Illustrated by E.W. KEMBLE with pen and ink drawings throughout the text. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY RILEY: "TO AN EX HOOSIER FROM THE HOOSIER POET PER AN EX-HOOSIER". Inscribed and from the collection of Mary Mapes Dodge, author of Hans Brinker, founder of St. Nicholas Magazine,

$450.00

RHYMES AND JINGLES

By DODGE, MARY MAPES

STILWELL, SARAH. DODGE,MARY MAPES. RHYMES AND JINGLES. NY: Scribner 1904 (Sept. 1904). 8vo (5 1/ X 7 3/4"), dark green gilt pictorial cloth, gilt spine, top edge gilt, 222p. slight rubbing, Fine. 1st thus. While there was a much earlier edition, this edition has poems never before been in print and has illustrations new for this book. Poems written by the author of Hans Brinker, founder of St. Nicholas Magazine and more. Illustrated by Brandywine artist SARAH STILWELL with beautifully intricate pictorial title and frontis plus a profusion of pen and ink drawings full page and in-text. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY DODGE: When the sun's sinking low in the skies, The evening primrose opens her eyes. Come back dear Sun, she seems to say, I've been dreaming of you the livelong day. Page 209 Mary Mapes Dodge". There is also a mounted phot of Dodge's hand. A special copy of a most lovely book. (BAL 4801)

$400.00

GOODY TWO SHOES ABC AND PICTURE BLOCKS

McLOUGHLIN PUB. GOODY TWO SHOES ABC AND PICTURE BLOCKS. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1895. Housed in the original box are 16 wooden blocks depicting scenes from Little Goody Two Shoes on one side, a pictorial alphabet on the other side and words from the alphabet on the edges. The box measures 10 1/2" high by 17" wide with a great chromolithograph on the cover. The box is slightly worn with small split on one edge else VG+. Inside there are 16 wooden block puzzle pieces, each 7/8" thick. The fronts of the puzzles depict 2 scenes from Little Goody Two Shoes, the verso's show a pictorial alphabet. 2 edges on each block have words from the alphabet. Very scarce.

$975.00

TIMOTHY'S QUEST

By WIGGIN, KATE DOUGLAS

WIGGIN,KATE DOUGLAS. TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1891 (1900). 12mo (5 x 7"), 2-toned cloth, Fine condition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY MARY MAPES DODGE, AUTHOR OF HANS BRINKER AND CREATOR OF ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE. The inscription dated 1890 reads: MARY MAPES DODGE, WITH MANY GOOD WISHES FROM HERSELF XMAS '90. Dodge, a friend of Wiggen's, decided to buy herself a Christmas gift.

$250.00

SAINT GAUDENS: AN ODE AND OTHER VERSES

By JOHNSON, ROBERT UNDERWOOD

JOHNSON,ROBERT UNDERWOOD. SAINT GAUDENS: AN ODE AND OTHER VERSES. NY: Century Co. 1910 (1910). 8vo (5 x 7 1/4"), gilt cloth, Fine condition. 1st edition. Inscribed by Johnson to Mary Mapes Dodge's son: To Mr. and Mrs. James Mapes Dodge from their (foreclosed and) attacked friend the author known in real life as Robert Underwood Johnson 1910). Johnson was an author and diplomat. He worked with Muir to establish Yosemite National Park and was influential in creating the Sierra Club.

$500.00

AMERICAN BELLES
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AMERICAN BELLES

FISHER, HARRISON. (FISHER,HARRISON)illus. AMERICAN BELLES. NY: Dodd Mead 1911 (1911). Folio, cloth backed boards. with pictorial paste-on. Few tiny minor margin creases else fine in original publisher's box with color plate on the cover (some rubbing and soil on box). 1st edition, illustrated with 16 magnificent mounted color plates of Fisher's lovely women and with text illus. by Bertha Stuart. A beautiful copy and an uncommon Fisher title.

$850.00

FAIRIES I HAVE MET

By STAWELL, MRS

DULAC, EDMUND. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. FAIRIES I HAVE MET by Mrs. Stawell. London & NY: John Lane The Bodley Head, no date [1907]. 8vo (6 1/4 x 8"), 117p. green pictorial cloth, light rubbing to spine ends and corners, near Fine. The beautiful binding deserves mention for its elaborate drawings of irises and fairies signed by WHRW (William Henry Romaine Walker). 1st edition. 12 stories about fairies are illustrated by Dulac with 8 very beautiful color plates that were later used in an enlarged edition titled My Days With the Fairies.

$700.00

FLOCK OF GIRLS

By PERRY, NORA

PERRY,NORA. A FLOCK OF GIRLS and Their Friends. Boston: Ticknor & Co. 1888 (1887). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine condition. Illustrated with b& white plates. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "TO M. M. DODGEWITH THE CORDIAL REGARDS OF OF NORA PERRY. DODGE WROTE HANS BRINKER, CREATED ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE AND MUCH MORE. Perry was a poet, journalist and author of juvenile stories. This is Dodge's personal copy.

$300.00

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