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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
2 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME., Clark, John, editor.
3 Clark, John, editor. ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME.
Chancellor, London, 1994. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851527273 "Vivid documentation will introduce you to pioneers in the world of science and technology such as Hippocrates, Galileo and Albert Einstein. Legendary sports personalities like Je sse Owens, Mickey Mantle and Jack Nicklaus are chronicled as are the magnificent artists Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Varied, yet timeless writers and poets are included, from Sappho and Aesop to Dante, Shakespeare, and Willi a m C a r los Williams. The collection of politicians and statesmen run the gamut from Alexander the Great to John F. Kennedy. Great philosophers from Confucius to Boethius to Nietzsche are included, as are a multitude of other personalities. Un de r t he c on trol of Chief Editors from both the United States and Great Britain, (this book) has been compiled by 23 editors, each an expert in his or her field. Together their experience and expertise has created a biographical reference work of ex ce pti ona l q uality." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
4 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Crane, Walter. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW.
London Bracken 1984 0946495416 / 9780946495412 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
243 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "Originally published in 1896, this survey of book illustration is both a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences which shaped it. Walter Crane, as a leading designer and illustrator, was exceptionally well placed to survey the subject - indeed, some of the finest pieces among over 100 drawings reproduced here are those by Crane himself. Crane begins by describing the artist's role in producing manuscripts and early printed books up to the end of the sixteenth century, giving an account of Italian, French and (particularly) German work. He then moves to the beginning of 'modern illustration', which he dates from the work of Blake, and takes in most of the major Victorian exponents of the art, with examples from such men as Rossetti, Selwyn Image, Arthur Hughes, Laurence Housman, Howard Pyle and Will H. Bradley. The result is a book which has delighted the collector for many years, and is now in increasing demand among art historians and typographers." Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light browning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 32 to 44 with two very small tears on fore-edge of pages 37 to 40 that are archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
6 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE FABLES OF AESOP.  TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL., La Fontaine / Croxall.  Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash.
7 La Fontaine / Croxall. Illustrated by Joseph Eugene Dash. THE FABLES OF AESOP. TEXT BASED UPON LA FONTAINE AND CROXALL.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1936, 4th printing. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, banding and picture paste-down on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and monotone. A collection of ov er 100 fables. Previous owner's bordered stamp on front pastedown, soft crease down free front endpaper, publication date has been hand written in pen at bottom of title page, book slightly stressed at two places - pages holding firmly, l i g h t t o m o derate edge wear, fraying at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight fading to spine color, tiny dint to top edge of boards and to fore-edge of front board, light rubbing and very light soiling to rear board, small area of shelf s oi li ng to b o tt om of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI., Nardini, Bruno.  Introduction by Margaret Meek.
8 Nardini, Bruno. Introduction by Margaret Meek. FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Glasgow Collins 1974 0001381350 / 9780001381353 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Adriana Saviozzi Mazza. 
125 pp, 4to, (11 1/4" H). Beautiful colour illustrations. Endpapers depict Leonardo's mirror writing. "Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest artist of his time - a man of formidable talent. He is not generally remembered as a storyteller. Yet this unique collection of (73) fables illustrates his uncomplicated and sympathetic approach to people and life. Leonardo ranks with Aesop. His fables will immediately strike a chord in every reader as he points out, in a simple and charming way, the danger of envy, greed and selfishness, the rewards of compassion, kindness and generosity. Each fable stands alone as a delightful tale - the message is clear." Gift inscription in ink and erased pencilled name on free front endpaper, tiny crease at bottom edge of the two content pages, small piece chewed off at bottom fore-edge of page leaves 25 to 34, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge browning, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., St. John, Judith.  Introduction by Edgar Osborne.
9 St. John, Judith. Introduction by Edgar Osborne. THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1975 0919486258 / 9780919486256 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE PUNJAB:  FOLKORE OF INDIA., Steel, Flora Annie.  Notes by R.C. Temple.  Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins.
10 Steel, Flora Annie. Notes by R.C. Temple. Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins. TALES OF THE PUNJAB: FOLKORE OF INDIA.
New York Greenwich House 1983 0517425874 / 9780517425879 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- J. Lockwood Kipling. 
326 pp, 8 3/16" H. B &w illustrations. Originally printed in 1894. "At the turn of the (20th) century, Flora Annie Steel traveled through India, and spending countless hours, listened to the village storytellers and gathered their tales together into this brilliant and definitive collection, sifting and carefully selecting the most vivid stories in their best form, but not doctoring them in any way, not even in the language. She preserved the rough, ready wit, their drama, poetry, and humanity. In addition, J. Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling's father) designed a host of ingenious and charming illustrations to accompany them, full of the flavor of India. And R.C. Temple prepared notes that give a thorough background for the tales and define certain unfamiliar words. Here are tales of wizards and princes, of serpents and talking beasts, of enchantments, temporary deaths, and restoration of lost limbs. But underneath it all, we recognize the universal evils and timeless values of mankind: jealousy is a constant motive and reason for deadly assault, but beauty, truth, and honor conquer evil in the end. In these stories, the devotee of folklore will find a wealth of material to dissect; the parent, a wealth of bedtime stories; and all readers will find entertainment as delightful and exciting as any by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or Aesop, but with its own unique Indian character and setting." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has chips, tears (archivally taped) and creases - mainly at top edge, light edge wear elsewhere, minor edge browning, soft wrinkles on front panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
11 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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