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1 [Whitman, Sarah, Wyman]; Coolidge, Susan RHYMES AND BALLADS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Boston Roberts Brothers 1892 First Edition Cloth Good + Garrett, E. H. ; Richards, Harriet Roosevelt 
C4to (10” x 7 ½”). pp. viii; 143. Unsigned Sarah Wyman Whitman binding in smooth olive green cloth boards stamped in silver on cover with titles in Mrs. Whitman’s high waisted, rustic sans serif lettering and fillets dividing the cover into quadrants decorated with corner flowers. Spine stamped with titles in silver. Frontis. with tissue guard and b/w Arts & Crafts illustrations throughout by E. H. Garrett, Harriet Roosevelt Richards and others. Good+ condition with a clean, age toned interior; faint foxing to tissue guard and soiling and scuffing to lower front board and lower spine, ink dribble to rear board and lightly rubbed extremities. A scarce Whitman binding. Boston Public Library 06_04_000151. Sarah de St. Prix Wyman Whitman (1842 - 1904) was a painter, writer, a gifted designer and creator of stained glass, and trailblazing in book cover designer, who studied with William Morris Hunt, Thomas Couture and John La Farge. Mrs. Whitman brought to her work a spare elegance and an Arts & Crafts sensibility that reflected the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James Whistler and Japanese fabric design. By the mid-1890s, Whitman’s innovative designs were ranked with those of William Morris, Walter Crane, Elihu Vedder and Stanford White. She designed the Houghton Mifflin book pavilion for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and according to the Dictionary of National Biography is regarded as "the pioneer of modern cloth cover design". (See Smith, DNB) 
Price: 42.50 USD
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2 Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1912 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated in the Golden Age tradition by Jane Allen Boyer (color frontis and textual vignette illustrations in line), and Margaret G. Hays (full page line illustrations printed in red and black). One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Cook Book weaves lessons about basic cookery into a story about a little girl helped by animated kitchen utensils (think Beauty and the Beast) to cook for her sick mother. An informative piece of cultural and culinary histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the cooking of the time that includes 40 recipies that range from boiling eggs to making milk toast, tart pastry and pan-fried beef steak. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to cook, it can be difficult to find clean copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, a lightly sunned spine and some light rubbing to the cloth and the paper onlay. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Mora, Jo A LOG OF THE SPANISH MAIN
San Francisco Jo Mora, Jr. 1934 First Edition Cloth Good + Jo Mora 
8vo (6" x 8¾”). Yellow cloth boards with titles and illustration of a pirate stamped in black, red and green on front cover. Illustrated paste-downs. Brass rivet binding. A pre-printed diary provided by W. R. Grace and Company to young passengers of its Grace Line cruisers headed for the Caribbean coast and Gulf of Mexico (the Spanish Main). The book provides a young sailer with diary space and information about life aboard ship and what to expect at their ports of call. This particular copy was owned by one Mikey Robinson from Sewickley, Pa. traveling to South America during the period 31 March, 1939 to 17 April 1939. Mikey was definitely a data man and collected a photo of his ship, the S.S. Santa Paula, detailed weather information, signatures of his captain and his fellow passengers, a detailed list of the wildlife he saw, and brief but evocative descriptions of his ports of call. A tight binding with a lightly age-toned text block with soiling to covers, wear to the spine and one bumped corner. G+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Thomson, Hugh HUGH THOMSON'S ILLUSTRATED FAIRY BOOKS JACK THE GIANT KILLER
London Macmillan & Co. Limited 1898 First Edition Softcover Hugh Thomson 
4to. (6¾” x 8½”). pp. 32. No pagination. Pictoral chromolithographic paper wrappers, 16 full page color illustrations and 16 pages of line vignettes by Hugh Thomson. This was the first and only issue of Hugh Thomson's Illustrated Fairy Book series, since at the time of publication, the illustrations were thought to be too realistically gruesome by adults purchasing the book for children. As this booklet was targeted to young children, very few survived to the present day, making this booklet, one of the most scarce of Thomson's oeuvre. Wrapper is chipped with small areas of loss on both rear and front covers, otherwise VG. A bright and tight copy of this scarce Thomson production. Spielmann and Jerrold 25. This particular copy belonged to Eileen Winifred Clarke Pitman (1900 - 2009) of Doynton House, South Gloucestershire, England. An interview with Ms. Pitman at the age of 106 can be found online at: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/1064890.eileen_106_looks_back_through_eventful_century/ 
Price: 275.00 USD
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5 [Boyer, Jane Allen]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES SEWING BOOK ADVENTURES AMONG THE THIMBLE PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1913 First Edition Cloth Very good Jane Allen Boyer 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [x]; 175. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Printed in red and black and profusely illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer in the Golden Age tradition with full page color illustrations and textual vignette illustrations. Includes 10 tissue-paper fold-out clothing patterns. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children the domestic arts, The Mary Frances Sewing Book weaves lessons about basic sewing into a story about a little girl taught to sew by animated sewing tools called the Thimble People (think Beauty and the Beast) while she spends her summer vacation with Gandmother. An informative piece of cultural and fashion histiory of the early 20th century, The Mary Frances Cook Book is a snapshot of family life and the fashion of the time that includes tissue paper patterns and instructions for making doll clothes that range from a simple handkerchief to a full wedding dress. As it was meant to be used actively by children learning to sew, it can be difficult to find a copy with all of the tissue patterns intact. In very good condition with moderate to heavy edgewear, sunned spine and some light rubbing and scratching to the cloth and the paper onlay. All 10 of the tissue-paper patterns present (two are detached but present, and one has been used but is present). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 [Caldecott, Randolph]; Goldsmith, Oliver AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG
London George Routledge And Sons ND Later printing Sewn card covers fair Caldecott, Randolph (illustrator); Evans, Edmund (engraver) 
24mo (5½" x 4½"). 32 pp. Sewn stiff card covers printed front and back. Eight full-page colour illustrations, full page and vignette line illustrations on all remaining pages. a.e.g. An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog was the second of the 16 Randolph Caldecott's Picture Books released. Noted for the subtle beauty and feeling of Caldecott's illustration of the mad dog opposite p. 15. An early Routledge release, but not the first edition released in 1879 measuring 9 x 8 inches. Fair. Soiled covers; binding re-sewn and attached to a strip of binding cloth neatly attached to the interior of the covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 [Green, Elizabeth Shippen]; Willcox, Louise Collier (Compiler) THE TORCH A BOOK OF POEMS FOR BOYS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY LOUISE COLLIER WILLCOX
New York Harper and Brothers 1924 First Edition Cloth Very good + Green, Elizabeth Shippen 
Square 8vo (9½" x 7½"). [i - vi]; vii - xxiii; [xxiv -xxvi]; [1 -2]; 3 - 514. Olive green cloth publisher's binding stamped with with titles and medallion containing illustration of olympians passing the torch on front board; titles and a styalized torch stamped in gold on the spine. Includes 7 full page collor illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green and Others. Author index. Cut edges and batik style endpapers. Elizabeth Shippen Green studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute where she met and became close friends with Jessie Wilcox Smith and Violet Oakley; she was a member of the Brandywine School of illustration; her luminous color work shows the influence of her friend Maxfield Parrish. A beautiful copy. 
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8 [Greene, Julia; Mowitz, Albert C., illustrators]; Fryer, Jane Eayre THE MARY FRANCES HOUSEKEEPER ADVENTURES AMONG THE DOLL PEOPLE
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1916 First Edition Cloth Very good Julia Greene (Cover, Dolls and Silhouettes); Albert C. Mowitz (Frontispiece and Furnature) 
4to (7” x 9½”). pp. [xviii]; 253. Blue cloth boards with color illustrated paper onlay with titles; spine with titles stamped in gold script. Illustrated eps. Color paper dolls, vignette and margin silhouettes by Julia Greene; frontispiece, foldout doll house plans and color paper furnature by Albert C. Mowitz. A scarce copy complete with all 9 paper dolls and clothing, Arts and Crafts style furnishings and doll house plans. One in a series of seven books by Jane Eayre Fryer whose purpose was to teach children all the domestic arts. A significant piece of piece of social and cultural history of the early 20th century, Mary Frances Housekeeper is a snapshot of family life of the time that was designed to teach the art of housekeeping to childern in a fun and entertaining way. The book is also important in how it subtly enforced racist stereotyping in its young readers through its narrative and the physical depiction of the servant doll, Lucinda, whose paper doll body is ‘comical and distorted’ (Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920). Because Mary Frances Housekeeper includes cut out dolls and furnature for children to use in play, it is difficult to find an intact copy. In very good condition with light to moderate edgewear, rubbing to the edges of the paper onlay and a small (1”) area of rubbing and open tear to ffep that does not affect the designs. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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9 [Kipling, John Lockwood]; Steele, Flora Annie TALES OF THE PUNJAB TOLD BY THE PEOPLE
London Macmillan and Co. Limited 1917 First Edition Cloth very good Kipling, John Lockwood 
Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xvi; 395. Beautiful Art Nouveau unsigned publisher’s binding by J. Lockwood Kipling in smooth dark green cloth with olive tree, jackal and pea-hen stamped in gold; spine with titles, a native, a cobra and an alligator stamped in gold; Cream end papers. b/w line block Frontis., full page illustrations, historiated initials, headpieces, tail pieces and textual vignettes by J. Lockwood Kipling. With notes by R. C. Temple. Cover design is a replication of Kipling's illustration on page 197. A pleasing copy of this difficult to find title with neat inscription to the ffep, toning to the end papers and fading and chipping to the head and tail of the spine as usual with Cranford bindings.Part of Macmillan’s Cranford Series. Balston I 15; Rogerson 15. Scarce. Tales of the Punjab is a collection of Punjabi folk tales told for children collected by Mrs. Steele while a Government inspector in the Punjab (a state within India) during the time of the British Raj. John Lockwood Kipling, the father of author Rudyard Kipling, worked as an illustrator, teacher and museum curator in the Punjab during the same period as Mrs. Steele. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 [Parrish, Maxfield]; Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora A. THE ARABIAN NIGHTS THEIR BEST KNOWN TALES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1909 First Edition cloth Very good Parrish, Maxfield 
M8vo (9 ½ x 7). pp. xiii, 339. Black cloth boards with paper onlay of illustration and titles by Maxfield Parrish; titles stamped on spine. Color title page, 12 full page color plates and color illustrated end papers in the Arts & Crafts style by Maxfield Parrish. A Very Good copy with light to moderate scratches on cover onlay and titles on spine faded but still legible. Still a bright and fresh copy. A series of 10 Arabian Nights stories that were, as Kate Douglas Wiggin states in her preface, “shortened here and there, omitting some…repetitions that crept in from time to time…”. This is a book that will delight children of all ages, for as Ms. Wiggin so deftly put it, “Nowhere in the whole realm of literature will you find such a Marvel, such a Wonder…of a book.” Parrish's unforgettable illustrations deftly place the wonder of these tales into the realm of legend. Ludwig pp. 205 Maxfield Parrish (1870 - 1966) was a student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute of Art and a member of the Brandywine School of American illustration. He preferred the use of luminous colors for his illustrations -- the colors of twilight, and was much influenced by the color pallete of the Southwest. He was a prolific illustrator of books, magazines and ephemera such as calendars and posters. In his later years he gave up illustration and concentrated solely on his painting. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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11 [Shepard, E. H. (illustrator), ARA (illustrator)]; Milne, A. A.; Schiffer, E. L. (Translator) PU DER BÄR (German translation of Winnie the Pooh)
Berlin-Grünewald Williams & Co. Verlag GmbH 1929 Hardcover Very good Shepard, E. H.; A.R.A. 
8vo (6¼" x 8¼"). p.202; [205]. Quarter Blue cloth over pictorial paper covered boards; Laid paper eps. Frontis. and vignette line illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard; Color frontis. color cover illustration and rear board illustration by A. R. A. German language translation of Winnie the Pooh by E. L. Schiffer. Moderate shelf wear and soil with a cracked rear hinge and small (1/4") hole to the spine cloth, otherwise a tight and clean copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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MORNING FACE, [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene
12 [Unidentified (binding design)]; Stratton-Porter, Gene MORNING FACE
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1916 First Edition cloth Very good + Stratton-Porter, Gene (photographs) 
4to (8¼” x 10¼"). pp. 127. Unsigned binding design in blue and two tones of textured gold on turquoise cloth of birds flying across a marsh as the sun rises. Includes 1 color plate and 80 black and white illustrations after photographs by the author. A book of nature lore written for children. A striking and evocative binding design whose textured gold bird motifs seemingly take flight in the light. Scarce in this condition. MacLean 234. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13 [Wyeth, N. C.]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
Philadelphia David McKay Company (1921) First Thus Cloth VG+ Wyeth, N.C. 
C4to (10 x 7 ½). pp. [xiv], 86. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with titled illustrated paper onlay by N. C. Wyeth and titles stamped in gold on spine. Color Frontis. With tissue guard, 7 full page color plates, color illustrated end papers and numerous B/W vignette drawings and decorations in the Arts & Crafts style by N. C. Wyeth. t.e.g. Very Good+ condition with unopened pages and some light rubbing to the background of the cover paper onlay and the top of the spine titles. A beautiful, bright and clean copy. Newell Convers (N. C.) Wyeth (1882-1945) was a student of Howard Pyle, and a member of the Brandywine School of illustration, known for their subtle and dramatic use of light in illustrations. He was the patriarch of a family of artists that included his son, Andrew, and his grandson, Jamie. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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