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Johnny Gruelle Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
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Johnny Gruelle Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy.

By GRUELLE, JOHNNY) Hall, Patricia.

Gretna.: Pelican Publishing Company.. 1993.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 221 pp, appendices, index, 11 1/4 x 9 inches (4to), cloth-covered boards in color pictorial dustjacket (hardbound). Author inscribed to previous owner on title page; very good condition. A detailed biography of the author and illustrator, with exploration of the "evolution of Raggedy Ann and Andy, as well as the myriad of other characters, cartoons, and toys that came from Gruelle's unending and childlike imagination." .

$25.00

Air Monster
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Air Monster

By AVIATION) Green, Edwin

Chicago.: Goldsmith Publishing Company.. 1938.. Hard cover book, red cloth boards, 7.5 x 5 inches, 245 pp. in very good dust jacket. Abrasion at top and bottom of dust jacket spine with very modest paper loss; cloth covers in excellent condition. Small inscription in ink on front free end paper. The unscrupulous dictator of Rubania (don't ask) seeks to dominate the world through air power, specifically--at this particular moment in time--through dirigible air power. The US stands in his way: "their new Akron is superior to anything in the world" he informs a lackey. "It is even a mightier fighting craft than the new Blenkko which we will launch next month. This must not be. We must be supreme in the air." Who will win this contest? Whose dirigible will rescue a US submarine stricken at the North Pole? A page-turner for the dirigible aficionado in very good condition. .

$24.00

Paul Bunyan In The Army.
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Paul Bunyan In The Army.

By Inkslinger, John Rogers (alias Thomas Binford) as told toBethene Miller. O'Brien,Tom (illus.)

Portland, OR.: Binfords & Mort.. 1942.. Full page color and black and white illustrations, decorative map on endpapers, unpaginated (approximately 62pp), 11 x 7 3/4 inches, color pictorial cloth covered boards (hardbound) with matching dust jacket. Small discolored area at top of upper cover, else very good in clipped dust jacket a little soiled and worn at edges with two 3/4 inch tears. Small '$2.00' stamp on inside front dustjacket. "Paul Bunyan is the symbol of the American worker, not only in the logging industry, but in all forms of endeavor: in the ship-building yards, the airplane factories, the canneries and on the farms." Big, bold illustrations in a lithographic style. Headings include "Germany is Bombed with Redwood Logs" and "Japan Gives In", when the Japanese are set to work making a pair of silk hose big enough for Mrs. Bunyan. From the collection of Janet Binford. .

$25.00

Told to the Little Tot
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Told to the Little Tot

By GUTMANN) Cooke, Edmund Vance. Gutmann, Bessie Pease (Bessie Collins Pease) illus

New York.: Dodge.. 1906.. 9 color plates, b/w text ills, 132pp, small 8vo (8.5 x 6"), two edges uncut, cloth covered boards with color pictorial cover label, light green lettering and design. Very good - near fine condition, small sunned area on back cover, tiny frayed spot on lower edge of front cover. Some particularly attractive examples of Gutmann's early work. .

$125.00

Babies
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Babies

By Higgins, Alice. Tousey, Maud (illus)

Racine, WI.: Whitman Publishing Co.. Copyright 1933.. Color illustrations, unpaginated, 13 x 10 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Foxing and soiling to front cover, interior in very good condition with toning to right edge of one sheet, a few soft creases and short edge tears. Soft and expressive illustrations by Maud Tousey of rosy cheeked babies and children, with accompanying poems by Alice Higgins such as: Little Miss Prim, Teething, Little Mischief, etc. .

$65.00

The Jolly Serving-Men
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The Jolly Serving-Men

By Hudson, Arthur K. Whittemore, Constance (illus)

New York.: E.R. Squibb & Sons.. 1929.. Color illustrations including 2 double page color illustrations, unpaginated, 8 x 5 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Good condition: slight soiling to cover, interior clean. The story of the Jolly Serving-Men, the teeth, and how to keep them healthy. The Serving Men fight the acid dragon with a tube of Squibbs' Dental Cream. .

$20.00

Golden Hours. Translated from the German. Cover title: Golden Hours for good Children
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Golden Hours. Translated from the German. Cover title: Golden Hours for good Children

By HANDCOLORED LITHOGRAPHS) Fannie, Cousin

Boston.: Phillips, Sampson and Company.. 1857.. Seven handcolored lithographs, 22pp, 7 x 9 1/2 inches, color pictorial cover label on paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Light soiling to covers, edges rubbed, corners softly bumped, hinges split but still well attached, faint toning and some offsetting onto text pages, lower left corner of one plate abraded (well outside image area), owner inscription in pencil on verso of one plate. Images clean and bright. Still a nice copy of this most desirable children's book. Gorgeous illustrations of children and animals accompany stories: 'The Stork', 'The Mill', 'The Violet', 'Sunset. The Shepherd-boy Sings.', 'Saturday Eve.', 'The Birds' Nest.', and 'Spring's Departure'. .

$285.00

Little Folks Magazine. FIVE ISSUES FROM 1913
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Little Folks Magazine. FIVE ISSUES FROM 1913

By HAYS, MARGARET / PAPER DOLLS) Hays, Margaret (illus)

Salem, Mass.: S. E. Cassino Co.. 1913.. Five complete issues: January, March, April, May, and October 1913, black and white illustrations and ads, color paper dolls, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, color pictorial paper wrappers (softbound). Light wear, soiling and occasional splits and abrasions to covers; interiors generally in good condition, paper doll cut out from January issue, a few holes to first few pages of May issue (not affecting paper doll). Stories, poems, pictures for children. Also interesting ads for children's toys, clothing, personal products. These issues are notable for the paper dolls created by Margaret G. Hayes, the sister of Grace Drayton (whose illustrations include the Campbell Kids and Dolly Dingle paper dolls). The two would sometimes collaborate on projects. Each magazine has a one page paper doll (except for January: it has been cut out). An extremely uncommon publication of particular interest to the paper doll collector. .

$95.00

All About Little Black Sambo.
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All About Little Black Sambo.

By GRUELLE, JOHNNY) Gruelle, John B. (illus).

New York.: Cupples & Leon.. 1917.. Full page color illustrations and black and white in-text illustrations throughout, 48 pp, 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, embossed cloth-covered boards with color pictorial cover label(hardbound). Extremities very rubbed, some loss to front pastedown, writing to endpapers, soft creasing throughout, light intermittant soiling. .

$55.00

Bulls-Eye Bill by Himself
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Bulls-Eye Bill by Himself

By HOLT, DORIS C.) Holt, Doris C. (illus)

New York.: Stoll & Edwards Co., Inc.. Copyright 1921.. Two-color illustrations, unpaginated, 9 x 10 inches, color pictorial thick card wrappers (softbound). Covers lightly soiled with label to lower right corner and pencil notations at upper right; ink inscription inside front cover, couple of short scratches to Bill's face, 1/4 inch long indentation to front cover, light soiling to a few pages. Overall good or better condition. Die-cut circle at center of each page enables Little Bulls-Eye Bill's face at the end of the story to be visible on each page as he drives an automobile, dances, swims, etc. He explains at the beginning that he is called that "because I'm always in the middle of everything." Drawings (of the stereotypical variety) by Doris C. Holt. .

$145.00

Almanack for 1885
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Almanack for 1885

By GREENAWAY, KATE) Greenaway, Kate (illus)

London.: George Routledge and Sons.. 1885.. Color wood-engravings, unpaginated, 4 x 3 inches, LACKING paper wrappers. Some light soiling, 1 inch area of discoloration to last sheet (affecting text), some faint offsetting. Charming vignette illustrations by Kate Greenaway; "engraved & printed by Edmund Evans." .

$52.00

Moorland Mousie
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Moorland Mousie

By Gorse, Golden. Edwards, Lionel (illus)

London.: Country Life Ltd.. 1929.. Hard cover book, vii and 106 pp., 10 x 7 1/2 inches. No dust jacket, small damp spot on both front and rear covers. Spine abraded at top with very short tear; corners bumped. Two pages with tiny paper loss in margin. 16 titled tissue-guarded black and white plates. A horse story for children, written from the perspective of the horse. "Jackie kissed me on my neck, just up behind my ear, and whispered, 'Good-night, pony, King of the Ponies!'" Twenty-three mercifully short chapters. .

$22.00

Think-and-Do Book. To Accompany: We Look and See, We Work and Play, We Come and Go. The Basic Readers: Pre-Primer Program. The 1946-47 Edition

By Gray, William S. and Marion Monroe

Chicago.: Scott, Foresman and Company.. 1946.. Black and white in-text illustrations throughout, 81pp, 11 x 8 inches, pictorial paper wrappers as issued. Fair condition only, moderate soiling to covers with edge creases, splits to ends of spine up to 2 inches, illustrations have been roughly colored, underlining, pencilling, and star stickers throughout. .

$20.00

Raggedy Ann in the Garden.  / The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
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Raggedy Ann in the Garden. / The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

By GRUELLE, JOHNNY) Stover, Mary and Wallace (illustrated after Gruelle)

New York.: Perks Publishing.. 1946.. Yellow black and white illustrations throughout, unpaginated, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound). Good condition. .

$20.00

On the Railroad
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On the Railroad

By Henry, Robert S. Kuhler, Otto (illus)

Akron, Ohio.: Saalfield.. 1949.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 21 pp, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, color pictorial wrappers (softbound), fine condition. .

$38.00

The Snow Image.  A Childish Miracle
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The Snow Image. A Childish Miracle

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Waterman, Marcus (illus)

New York.: Hurd and Houghton.. 1866.. 5 color wood engraved plates, 31 pages, 7 3/4 x 6 inches, embossed decorative gilt lettered cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Lightwear to cover, front free endpaper missing, light occasional spotting to interior. Still a good copy of this charmingly illustrated book. .

$75.00

Contes et Legendes Russes (Russian Tales and Legends).
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Contes et Legendes Russes (Russian Tales and Legends).

By Goll, Claire. Simard, Jean (illus).

Montreal.: Les Éditions Variétés.. 1945.. Full page color and black and white illustrations, in-text black and white illustrations, 55pp, 10 1/4 x 8 inches, color pictorial stiff card covers (softbound). Contes et Legendes Russes is ex-library with the usual faults: paste-on library association stamp on verso of front cover; remnants of card pocket on interior of rear cover, substantial loss of paper spine, catalogue number on rear cover. Covers show cracks and creases; light soiling to a few pages otherwise interior clean. Contes et Legendes Russes is a collection of 12 short tales, and attractively illustrated. The author, Claire Goll, (1890-1977) was born into an assimilated Jewish household and raised in Munich; at the age of 17 she met the poet Yvan Goll and a year later debuted as a writer, producing collections of poetry, short fiction and novels. She married Goll in 1921 and they jointly wrote several volumes of poetry (Poèmes d’amour (Poems of Love), Poèmes de jalousie (Poems of Jealousy) and others. They fled Europe for New York in 1939, but returned to Paris following the war. A prolific writer, Goll continued to produce new work into her 80s. Despite the flaws, the book-a scarce title-is an interesting example of Goll's quite diverse literary output, and evidently created to highlight folk culture of one of the Allied Forces. TEXT IN FRENCH. .

$65.00

Sky Pilots Great Chase (or Jack Ralstons Dead Stick Landing)
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Sky Pilots Great Chase (or Jack Ralstons Dead Stick Landing)

By AVIATION) Newcomb, Ambrose

Chicago.: Goldsmith Publishing Company.. 1930.. Hard cover book, pale turquoise cloth boards, 7.5 x 5 inches, 254 pp. in very good dust jacket. Short tear at top of dust jacket on spine and very small hole on rear flap of dust jacket (both mended); light spotting to free ends of cloth covers, otherwise very good condition. Text on back panel of dust jacket observes: "Our author has chosen Jack Ralston and his Pal 'Perk', famous air pilots, to help 'Uncle Sam' unravel baffling problems of the Secret Service. The adventures of these two detective aviators form the complete series." Six titles are listed under the blurb. Overall very good condition. .

$24.00

Childhood Days
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Childhood Days

By GUTMANN, BESSIE PEASE) Gutmann, Bessie Pease and Alice Beach Winter (illus)

New York.: Hurst & Company.. 1912.. 2 color plates, b/w text ills throughout, unpag, 8vo (9 x 7"), pictorial paper-covered boards (hardbound). Cover is rubbed and worn, spine is split but boards are still attached, inscription on verso of frontispiece which has a .75" mended tear (ending just outside image), most b/w ills neatly colored by a former owner, but color plates are clean. A charming frontispiece by Bessie Pease Gutmann showing two girls preparing for May Day with their three dolls; the Alice Beach Winter plate shows two children perhaps on their way to school. Both these plates are marked copyright R C. Co. 1909. Cover illustration is another color illustration by Alice Beach Winter. A most unusual item. .

$88.00

Misadventures at Margate. A Legend of Jarvis's Jetty.
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Misadventures at Margate. A Legend of Jarvis's Jetty.

By Ingoldsby, Thomas (Richard Harris Barham) Jessop, Ernest M. (illus).

London.: Eyre & Spottiswoode.. First Edition.. No date. Ca. 1880s.. Folio hardcover book (approximately 15 x 11 inches) with beveled edges front and rear; chromolithographic illustrations throughout; 1.5 inch tiny scar to front cover; all pages loose in boards as the caoutchouc (adhesive) binding has (inevitably) failed. Title page, frontispiece and 18 text pages are bright and clean. Exceptional with this copy is the ORIGINAL PAPER WRAP. Although torn and discolored, this protective cover is not commonly found with copies of the book. Front of wrap lists title, author, illustrator, publisher and price: six shillings. Rear of wrap lists other titles by Ingoldsby as well as books illustrated by Jessop. Overall, a very nice copy of the book, bright and clean, with uncommon paper wrap. .

$125.00

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