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1 Blank, Harry; Adams, Franklin P.; Fosdick, Raymond B.; Munger, Carabel Lewis HARRY CASTLEMON BOY’S OWN AUTHOR APPRECIATION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
New York R. R. Bowker 1941 First Edition Cloth Very good Good Jacket 
M8vo (9” x 6”). pp. xvii; 142. Limited edition of 750 copies. Green cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. Frontis portrait of Castlemon and 16 B/W illustrations including photographs of Castlemon books and a letter in Castlemon's hand; forward by Franklin Adams, short biographical article by Raymond Fosdick and interview with Castlemon by Carabel Munger; publication chronology, title index and appendix containing the contents of letters from fosdick to his publisher. Book in Very Good condition in Good unclipped dust jacket with three small (1”) open tears. Charles Austin Fosdick, whose pen name was “Harry Castlemon”, used his personal experiences during the civil war as a basis for his “Gunboat Series” of books for boys in the mid 19th C, and followed this with many further adventure book series that were extremely popular with boys until his retirement in the early 20th C. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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2 Cahoon, Herbert CHILDREN’S LITERATURE - BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS AN EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 19, 1954 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 1955
New York The Pierpont Morgan Library 1954 First Edition Cloth VG+ 
8vo (9.25” x 6.25”). pp. [82]. Association Copy. Blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in gold on front cover and spine, with the book plate of Dr. Kenneth E. and Helen Luther laid in. Very Good+ with faint age toning along page edges and bump to one corner. No dust jacket. An annotated catalogue of a 1954 Morgan Library exhibition purported to be "one of the most important exhibitions of manuscripts and first editions of children's literature ever assembled". This exhibition included over 300 children’s books and manuscripts of great rarity and significance borrowed from 40 institutions and private libraries from around the world. Dr. Kenneth Luther‘s extensive collection of books about children’s books was compiled by Robert Fleck and published by Oak Knoll Press in 1992. This book was part of the Luther collection. 
Price: 25.30 USD
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3 Gingerich, Owen THE BOOK NOBODY READ CHASING THE REVOLUTIONS OF NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
New York Walker & Company 2004 0434013153 / 9780434013159 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
8vo (8.5” x 6.0”). pp. xii; 306. Brown embossed paper covered boards with gold stamped titles on spine in pictorial dust jacket. B/W and color illustrations, two appendices, bibliographic notes and index. Gingerich has written an utterly original book built on his own experience and insights gleaned from examining some 600 copies of Copernicus' De revolutionibus. "Part biography of a book, part scientific exploration, part bibliographic detective story, The Book Nobody Read recolors the history of cosmology and offers new appreciation of an extraordinary book and its ideas" (dj). 
Price: 15.45 USD
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4 Moon, Marjorie JOHN HARRIS’S BOOKS FOR YOUTH 1801-1843
Folkstone Dawson Publishing 1992 Second Edition cloth Very good + 
C4to (10” x 7 ½ “). pp. xvi, 206. Black cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. A catalog of Harris’s Publications, biographical notes, five appendices including: Tommy Trip's Museum, Mature Works, Harris's Cabinet of Amusement, Contemporary Reviews and a Directory of Harris's book printers; chronological index of earliest known editions and title index. 60 b/w photographic reproductions of illustrations, title pages and contemporary advertisements of Harris's books. Very Good+ with slight rubbing to extremities. John Harris was a children’s book publisher considered by his contemporaries to be the spiritual heir to John Newbery (of Newbery Medal fame): “We have frequently had occasion to mention the name of this worthy publisher, as the genuine successor of the benevolent and intelligent Mr. John Newbery”. (introduction). 
Price: 28.00 USD
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5 Moon, Marjorie; Alderson, Brian BENJAMIN TABART’S JUVENILE LIBRARY A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PUBLISHED, WRITTEN, EDITED AND SOLD BY MR. TABART, 1801 – 1820
Winchester St Paul’s Bibliographies 1990 0906795893 / 9780906795897 First Edition Cloth As new As new Jacket 
M8vo (9.5” x 6.43”). pp. xvii; 180. Navy cloth covered boards with gold stamped titles on spine, B/W frontis. and illustrations. Four appendicies, chronological index and general index in green pictorial dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the fairy-tales and nursery stories published by Benjamin Tabart in the early 19th C. through his Juvenile Library on Bond Street, London. Also includes information on Tabart’s publishing career and family life and a discussion about the illustration of two of the Juvenile Library publications. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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6 Pye, John William A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN EDITIONS OF WILLIAM MORRIS PUBLISHED BY ROBERTS BROTHERS BOSTON, 1867-1898
Brockton John William Pye Rare Books 1993 Staplebound wraps Fine 
8vo.(5¼" x 8½") pp. 60. Stiff cream colored staplebound wraps with titles and a Morris illustration in black. Typescript bibliography with a history of Roberts Brothers and reproductions of Morris title pages, frontispieces, illustrations and cover designs throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Roscoe, S.; Brimmell, B.A. JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
Middlesex Private Libraries Association 1981 First Edition Cloth As new 
R8vo. (10” x 6.5”). pp. xxv; 134. Limited edition: 750 of 2000. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gold titles stamped in black field on spine and gold figure stamped in a black field on the cover. Colored frontis and many B/W illustrations throughout, including title page facsimilies; general index as well as author and title indices. No dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the juvenile publications of James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow in the early decades of the 19th C. The authors make no claim of this being a complete bibliography as scarcity of Lumsden & Son publications made it impossible to obtain examples of all issues. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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8 Roscoe, S.; Brimmell, B.A. JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
Middlesex Private Libraries Association 1981 First Edition Cloth Near fine 
R8vo. (10” x 6.5”). pp. xxv; 134. Limited Edition: 750 of 2000. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gold titles stamped in black field on spine and gold figure stamped in a black field on the cover. Colored frontis and many B/W illustrations throughout, including title page facsimilies; general index as well as author and title indices. No dust jacket. A numbered catalog of the juvenile publications of James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow in the early decades of the 19th C. The authors make no claim of this being a complete bibliography as scarcity of Lumsden & Son publications made it impossible to obtain examples of all issues. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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