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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 [Holme, C. Geoffrey]; James, Philip CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF YESTERDAY
London The Studio 1933 First Edition Very good very good - Jacket 
I8vo (11½” x 8 ¼“). pp. 128. Light green boards with titles stamped in blue on cover and spine. In original dust jacket. Eight color and 152 b/w illustrations of books and their illustrations selected from the Exhibition of Illustrated Books for Children held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1932 as well as from private libraries, publishers and binder’s collections. A good reference survey of historic and rare children’s literature. A very good copy with light toning and spotting on block and cover edges with light shelf wear in a very good- dust jacket. 
Price: 18.25 USD
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