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English Literature:Children From ZH BOOKS


Bugs Bunny [Little Golden Book #72]

By McKimson, Tom and Dempster, Al

Simon and Schuster, 1949. First edition (*A*); 6 1/2 x 8; unpaginated (pp. 40); relatively minor wear to corners and edges; pages mostly very clean; very faint mark from erased penciled-in name to front cover verso; very good or better. The first of the Bugs Bunny 'Little Golden Books' and one of the original first 100 of them.


Beautiful Bible Stories for Children

By Hurlbut, Jesse

Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1905. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, subtitled: "Giving in Connected Form the Principal Facts of the Bible, the Lives and Adventures of Its Heroes, with the Most Remarkable and Interesting Scenes in Its History. Collected and Retold in Simple Bible Language for Children." 6 3/4 x 8 3/4; pp. [5], ii-viii, 17-138, [2] publisher's list; original boards with paste-down illustration; minor rubbing mostly to head and tail of spine and corners; very slight age-darkening to covers; small gift inscription to upper margin of first free page; pages mostly very clean; profusely illustrated with lithographs, half-tones, and drawings. A beautiful children book, containing 44 stories from the Old and the New Testament including 'The First Baby in the World and His Brothers,' 'Jakob's Wonderful Dream,' 'A Net Full of Fishes,' etc.


BOZO Helps Dinky Toot His Horn

By Harmon Larry and Fletcher, Helen Jill

McGraw-Hill, 1964. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 8 1/2" x 11"; unpaginated (pp. 16); original 3-D pictorial boards; plastic comb binding; some wear mostly to edges and corners; stiff board pages; faint signature of previous owner to last page and back board; pages bright and clean; very good. A delightful 3-D children's book with front cover being a cut-out shape of BOZO the Clown, who helps his friend Dinky the Elephant learn how to toot properly through his trunk.


Five Little Peppers and Their Friends

By Sidney, Margaret

Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1904. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing (October, 1904); 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"; pp. [8], 5-471, [7] publisher's list; original bright green pictorial boards; gilt title; few minor rubbed spots to head and tail of spine and corners; front cover fine, back cover with faint spotting; small gift inscription to first free page; very good or better. Illustrated in black & white by Eugenie Wireman. The ninth book in the 'Little Peppers' series.


A Child's Illustrated First Book in French

By Keetels, Jean Gustave

New York : Clark & Maynard, 1876. Hardcover. Fair. pp. [2] title page and publisher's ads, 143, [2]; original green boards with black decorations; gilt title to spine; engraved illustrations; corners rubbed, vertical split to front edge of spine; head and tail worn; faint library stamp to front pastedown; due-slip and cardboard pocket to back pastedown; previous owner signature to first free page; penciled-in notes to last two free pages; hinges cracked; title page chipped along edges; pages mostly very clean. A fairly scarce edition, of which OCLC list 3 copies in major US libraries.


The Standard Hoyle, A Complete Guide

By Hoyle, Edmond

Excelsior Publishing, 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. Subtitled: "A Complete Guide and Reliable Authority Upon All Games of Chance or Skill Now Played in the United States whether of Native Origin or Foreign Introduction. Full Explanations How the Various Games are to be Played, with Diagrams and Illustrations." Condition: Bright green pictorial covers with black lettering and illustrations - wear along the edges and corners, some fading and wear to covers; gilt title to spine - head and tail somewhat rubbed and worn; hinges cracked, but pages and covers securely attached; penciled in signature of previous owner an d a small number to first free page. Pages clean and bright, illustrated.