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Vintage Children's Lit From Ghost River Books


Sambo and the Twins

By Helen Gaspard, Illustrated by Corrine Malverne

N.Y.: Frederick A. Stokes, 1936 Hard Cover. 6 1/4 x 4 3/4. 90 pp. Subtitled: A New Adventure of Little Black Sambo. This well loved, well read little book has a red cloth cover that shows signs of soiling and has several faint penci l marks. The cover also has corner bumps and some staining to the bottom edge of front and back covers. The top half of spine has torn but is still present. The front endpapers have evidence of pencil doodling but this has been erased. Former owner's name on free endpaper. Finger wrinkling and min. smudges on pages throughout book but text is tight .and unmarked by pen, stains, or pencil. Three pa ges have minor tears mended by tape but this is barely noticable. Although the cover is not in wonderful shape the text is quite good for a children's book of this age..


Peter Pat and the Policeman

By Catherine Stahlmann, Illustrated by Dorothy Grider

Chicago: Rand McNally, 1948 Hard Cover. 6 1/2 x 4 7/8. One of the Rand McNally Junior Elf Book #8042 published in 1948 and costing 25 cents when new. A nostalgic glimpse at a more innocent time. The story of a little boy who thi nks himself quite grown-up because he is 5 years old and attends kindergarten. One day he decides to take a walk. He passes a shoemaker, a barbershop and a candy store. He becomes quite lost - but not to fear because there is a kindly policeman on the corner who takes the lad home. Charming story with wonderful 1940s illustrations. Our copy has a small sticker pull and min wear to edges. very clea n. Tight spine and binding. Lovely double page illustrated endpapers at front -pristine. Child's name printed near top title page. Overall cond: good++.


Ways of Wood Folk

By William J. Long

Boston, New York, Chicago, London: Ginn & Company, 1899. 205 pp. Records of observations in the woods and fields of wild creatures. Sketches from old notebooks and summer journals. Grey and green harcover has wear to edges, top and bottom of spine. Spine sticker removed. Library stamp on inside cover but no pocket or due date papers. Text has a few corner folds and a bit of finger smudging but is secure. Buckram binding shows on inside front cover. Black and white illustrations throughout.. Hard Cover. Fair +. Illus. by Charles Copeland. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4.


Douzy Au Bois Des Boutons D'Or

By Willy Schermele

Mulder Hard Cover. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2. Pages unnumbered. Le Petit Livre de Nos Enfants. "Tales from Pixie Wood"? Printed in Holland. Spine has been reinforced with green book binding tape. Corners are bumped and edges are rubbed. Front has some min. soiling but is basicall bright and clean. Delightful illustration of forest animals, pixies, and a little girl. My favorite creature is a little hedgehog? on rear cover in housedress and apron with spikey hair sticking out of her kerchief. Text has yellowed somewhat. Only mark is a pen squiggle in one illustration. Corner is creased on last page. Endpapers are clean. No former owner's name. Evidence of hinging at endpapers but book is still tight and intact. Overall cond: G-..


Gene Autry Makes a New Friend

By Elizabeth Beecher, Illustrated by Richard Case

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman, 1952 Hard Cover. 6 1/2 x 5 1/2. Tell-a-Tale Books. Gene Autry and Champion find a lost little girl. Cover has edgewear and spine is missing most of its paper but cover illustration/photo of Gene is intact. Former owner's name is on title page and dated as a gift 1957. One page of text has some erased letters. Text has some crinkles but is quite clean and nice. Overall cond: fair +..