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1 Bader, Barbara AMERICAN PICTURE BOOKS FROM NOAH’S ARK TO THE BEAST WITHIN
New York Macmillan Publishing Co. 1976 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
P4to.(10.75" x 8.25"). pp. [vi]; 615. Brown cloth boards with clown in gold on cover and titles in gold on spine. 130 color illustrations and more than 500 illustrations in b/w. This historical study of American children’s picture books reviews the careers of authors and writers; the role of editors; the influence of social trends and changes in printing technology on book content and includes unknown picture books as well as some of the most popular. A wonderful reference. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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2 Gottlieb, Gerald; Plumb, J. H. EARLY CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND THEIR ILLUSTRATION
New York David R. Godine 1975 First Edition Cloth very good + Very Good Jacket 
M4to.(12" x 9.25"). pp. xxx; 263. First Edition. Red cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. Includes over 300 color and b/w photographs. Heavy cream paper and red chapter headers. This book is a catalog for the Morgan Library exhibition of the same name and includes 225 outstanding examples of historic, important and rare books and manuscripts that were written, designed and illustrated for children. An important bibliographical work of reference. A fresh, very good + copy in a very good dust jacket with small chips and creases. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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3 Haviland, Virginia; Coughlan, Margaret N. YANKEE DOODLE’S LITERARY SAMPLER OF PROSE, POETRY AND PICTURES
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1974 First Edition cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
M4to (11¼” x 9”). pp. [v]; 466. First Edition. Red cloth boards with titles in gold on spine with decorative figure and border stamped in blind on the cover. Illustrated throughout with reproductions in color and b/w of the books examined. “A rich sampling of the Library of Congress’ collection of writing and illustration created for children in America from the colonial period to 1900.” (from the jacket). An important reference for scarce and valuable early children’s books. A very good + copy with a small stain to the bottom edge of the block in a very good dust jacket with faint soiling along spine. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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4 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE BOOK THE STORY OF PRINTING & BOOKMAKING
London Oxford University Press 1980 Cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
8vo (9½” x 7”). pp. xxx; 676. Dark blue cloth boards with titles in grey on spine. 173 b/w plates of historic text and illustrations; bibliographies for each chapter and general index. “The Book tells the story of how books came into being and of those earliest books that were written and illustrated by hand. It tells of the invention of printing and of how that invention made it possible for books to be produced cheaply and in such quantities that all men might have them…and of the ceaseless efforts of craftsmen and artists to produce the perfect book – the golden book" (from the jacket). A fresh, very good copy with light shelf wear and rubbing to corners with a few light spots to the edge of the text block in a very good DJ with a small (¼“) open tear. 
Price: 51.25 USD
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5 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE GOLDEN BOOK THE STORY OF FINE BOOKS AND BOOKMAKING -- PAST AND PRESENT
Chicago Pascal Covici 1927 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good Jacket 
R8vo (7¼" x 9¾"). pp. [xvi]; 406; Notes; Index. One of 2000 copies. Dark blue vertically ribbed cloth with fanfare-style design and titles stamped in gold on both covers and spine. Gold interstecting ring dentelles. t.e.g. Laid paper watermarked with McMurtrie's initials. Scarce gold dust jacket with binding design repeated in black. Illustrated throughout with vingette and full page reproductions of historic texts and includes floriated initials and headpieces. Written from the view point of the designer and printer, The Golden Book is an authoritative look at the history of the book from its pre-historic form to the 20th century, and includes chapters on type design, book decoration, book binding and private presses. A lovely copy of this seminal study of book history and typography with faint wear to edges and faint rubbing to corners with a scarce VG dust jacket with chipped corners and edge wear. WITH a scarce The Golden Book publication prospectus, Pascal Covici, 1927. Contains publication announcement, chapter summaries and order form. White laid paper with Coventry Book watermark. Reproduction of The Golden Book fanfare-style cover design on cover in black. Original accordion folded pamphlet very worn with creases and chipped edges; some separation. All pages present. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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6 Whalley, Joyce Irene COBWEBS TO CATCH FLIES ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE NURSERY AND SCHOOLROOM 1700-1900
Berkeley Univeristy of California Press 1974 0520029313 / 9780520029316 First American Edition Cloth Very good + Very Good + Jacket 
8vo (10” x 7.5”). pp. 163. Blue cloth covered boards with titles stamped in silver on the spine. 155 illustrations reproduced in color and B/W; extensive bibliography, publisher index and list of selected children’s book collections; pictorial dust jacket. Faint age toning to page edges o/w in Very Good+ condition in unclipped Very Good+ DJ. A revealing study of educational children’s picture books used in home schooling from 1700 to 1900. These books were designed to teach a child reading, writing, arithmetic as well as the correct interpretation of scripture, history, the natural world and life in other lands. An exhaustive study for the social and educational historian. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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