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MOTHER GOOSE.  SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR., (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.)
1 (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.) MOTHER GOOSE. SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR.
New York Random House 1971 0394844076 / 9780394844077 7th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Tasha Tudor. 
87 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), glazed pictorial boards. "Tasha Tudor's beautiful illustrations bring to these well-loved verses a fresh and charming interpretation. Boys and girls who have this book as one of the first in their libraries will treasure it. Long after they have outgrown Mother Goose age, children will go back to its lovely pictures, both color and black and white." Small gift inscription in ink on free rear endpaper, minor bump at two corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling /creasing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MOTHER GOOSE.  SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR., (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.)
2 (Tudor, Tasha, illustrator.) MOTHER GOOSE. SEVENTY-SEVEN VERSES WITH PICTURES BY TASHA TUDOR.
New York Oxford University Press 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Good Tasha Tudor. 
87 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board. Pictorial endpaper, beautifully illustrated throughout with Tasha Tudor's charming colour and b&w drawings. Contents include: Bye, baby, bunting; Ding, dong, bell; Georgey Porgey, pudding and pie; Heigh, diddle, diddle; Hickory, dickery, dock; Hot Cross Buns!; Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall; Jack and Jill went up the hill; Jack Spratt could eat no fat; Lady bird, lady bird, fly away home; Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep, London bridge is broken down; March winds and April showers; Mary, Mary, quite contrary; Old King Cole was a merry old soul; Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man!; Ride a cock horse; Ring-a-round-a roses; The Queen of Hearts; This little pig went to market; etc., etc. Very light browning to spine and edges of boards, light edge rubbing, tiny scuff on bottom edge of rear board, light browning on pastedowns, light toning to free endpapers, very small browning marks in gutter of title page, between pages 16 & 17 and between pages 86 & 87; a few soft handing creases at bottom corner of last few pages; slight color variation on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS., Bailey, L.H.
3 Bailey, L.H. THE CULTIVATED CONIFERS IN NORTH AMERICA, COMPRISING THE PINE FAMILY AND THE TAXADS.
Macmillan, New York, 1933. 
404 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover (green boards with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs and drawings. Chapter headings: Preview of the Systematic Treatment; The Taxads, or Yews and Their Kindred; Th e True Cone-Bearers - Pines; The True Cone-Bearers - Firs and Spruces; The True Cone-Bearers - Cedars, Larches, Cypresses, and Others; The True Cone-Bearers - Junipers; Conifers in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Ex p e r i e n c e s with Conifers; Insects, Diseases and Injuries of Conifers in North America. Interior - browning to endpapers, a few light foxing marks on preliminaries, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own er sh ip m ar ks . E xt e rior - very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner crease, light soiling on bottom of textblock, browning and small faint watermark on top of textblock. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
4 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NURSERY NOURISHMENT., Buchanan, Margaret N.  Foreword by Robert Hutchison.
5 Buchanan, Margaret N. Foreword by Robert Hutchison. NURSERY NOURISHMENT.
London Edward Arnold 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
104 pp, 7 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration of front board. An eary 20th century recipe book devoted to children's nutrition. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Soups; Fish Dishes; Meat Dishes; Vegetables; Sauces; Salad, Vegetable and Savoury Dishes; Nursery Puddings; Nursery Tea; Miscellaneous; Diet for Children; Specimen Meals; Index. Previous owner's bookplate, name and date on front free endpaper; slight toning to pages and endpapers; very small chip at bottom edge of page leaf 73/74; small edge tear on page leaf 75/76 - archivally taped; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; darkening to spine and board edges; light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES., Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by.
6 Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by. NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES.
London News Chronicle Hard Cover Good+ "Baz" 
128 pp, 11" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration on front board. Charming b&w illustrations by "Baz" throughout. No date, but Xmas inscription on front paste down is dated 1940. A collection of 85 nursery rhymes and children's songs with music notation, including: Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Dickory, Dickory Dock, Frog He Would A-Wooing Go; Georgie Porgie; Goosey, Goosey, Gander, Here We Come Gathering Nuts and May; Hey Diddle Diddle; Hot Cross Buns; I Had a Little Nut Tree; I Love Sixpence; Jack and Jill; Little Bo-Peep; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet; London Bridge; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; The Mulberry Bush; Oh, the Noble Duke of York; Old King Cole; Oranges and Lemons; O Where, O Where is My Little Dog Gone; Pop Goes the Weasel; Ride a Cock Horse; Simple Simon; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There was a Crooked Man; Three Blind Mice; To Market, to Market; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Early One Morning; Polly Oliver; Where the Bee Sucks, etc., etc. Light browming on free emdpapers, previous owner's name, a very small ink offset mark from Xmas inscription, and a few tiny foxing marks on front free endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; a few small edge dents; a few tiny scuffs on front board; crease/paper tear (glued) at top corner of front board - slight bump at other cormers; very small liquid mark on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Coleman, Satis N. Illustrated by Vana Earle. DANCING TIME: MUSIC FOR RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.
John Day, New York, 1952, Ist edition. 
32 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Vana Earle. "...Mrs Coleman...has composed music that is easy for a person of limited experience to play, and with rhythms that are definite and appealing to children. All of the piec es, except three, are musical dramatizations, and the children will be free to act them out in any way the title and music suggest. Two of them call for unified action, and one is for listening only, to induce relaxation - which is fully a s i m p o r t a nt as vigorous rhythmic activity. The music is suited to kindergarten and first, second, and third grades, and it has also been successful with nursery-school children..." Songs include: High-Stepping Ponies; Santa Claus' Reind ee r; El ep ha nt W al k; Rabbits; Tiptoe Music, etc. Light browning to pages, two tiny tears to top edge of pages 17-22 with connecting crease, otherwise interior is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Minor edgewear to dark blu e b oar d s, lig ht fin ger ma rki ng to edges. Dust jacket is worn but basically complete, price clipped, with small chips, large tears, rubbing, scuffing, soiling - but all text and pictures are complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. Sca n av ai lab le o n r eque st. G+/ Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
8 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
 
 
9 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
10 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR., Engen, Rodney K.
11 Engen, Rodney K. WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR.
New York St. Martin's Press 1975 85670170X First American Edition Soft Cover Very Good Walter Crane. 
105 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions. "Walter Crane, artist of Kensington, was a man of many talents, but possibly best known for his original and charmingly executed designs which made him the leading illustrator of children's books of the Aesthetic Movement period. In the face of the commercial vulgarity and ugliness of Victorian industrialised society, he created a delicate and escapist fairy world which, with its emphasis on spontaneity and mobility of line, and its clever use of background and colour, popularised a completely new style of tasteful book designs, and brought them within the reach of everyone. The influence of Crane's work and his highly novel theories of design make him an important figure in nineteenth century art history. (The author) discusses Crane's style and ideas in a study delightfully arranged after Crane's own rules and book design. He includes nearly 100 illustrations, ranging from nursery rhymes and fairytales to tailpieces and borders, mostly full page as Crane designed them, and 16 in the full colour he helped to pioneer. The extensive annotated catalogue is an invaluable aid for both student and specialist." Previous owner's bookplate on half title page. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small area of delamination at bottom front corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
12 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER), Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia.
13 Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia. 9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER)
New York Grolier Society 1967 Soft Cover Very Good Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Howard Pyle, Ernest Thompson Seton, M.B. de Monvel & Slyvia Makower. 
Nine books from a series put out by the Grolier Society in the mid 1960s, each approx. 7 5/8" H, with colour and/or b&w illustrations. 1. Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes, by Kate Greenaway (T16), 61 pp, no date. 2. The Queen of Hearts & Sing a Song of Sixpence, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T23), 64 pp, no date. 3. A Visit to the Zoological Gardens, by Uncle John (T27), 64 pp, 1967. 4. Fables of La Fontaine, retold by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by Gustave Dore (T30), 63 pp, 1967. 5. Pepper: Seasoning for Young Folk, by Howard Pyle, edited by Roberta Sewal (T32), 63 pp, 1967. 6. Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo and Bingo, by Ernest Thompson Seton (T34), 59 pp, 1967. 7. Jacka-napes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T36), 61 pp, no date. 8. Five Fables by La Fontaine, by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by M.B. de Monvel (T41), 64 pp, 1967. 9. Samson's Breakfast (Emma and her Tiger), by Sylvia Makower (T64), 57 pp, 1968. Interiors - Samson's Breakfast has soft bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - mainly on spines, soft bump to bottom corner of Samson's Breakfast, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
14 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C., N/A
15 N/A FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C.
Juvenile Productions, London, n.d. 
93 pp, 10 3/16" H, hard cover with pictorial boards (boy and girl blowing bubbles with fairies) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout. The first section contains the A.B.C. with a double page spread for each lett er featuring characters from fairy tales described in rhyme. This is followed by puzzles, rhymes and riddles, a story about a steam train and a picture story. Lots of charming animal and fairy characters. Moderate browning to pages and edg e s o f t ext block, moderate to heavy edge wear - heavier at corners, light to moderate rubbing, several bumps on top edges of boards. Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PENNY HISTORIES:  A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES., Neuburg, Victor E.
16 Neuburg, Victor E. THE PENNY HISTORIES: A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 12mo (7" H), red cloth spine with lettering/border in gold, cream paper-covered boards reproducing the illustration from the dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "For this, the second volume in Milestones in Children's Literature, Victor E. Neuburg has written an admirable study of the famous 'penny histories' or chapbooks which formed almost the entire reading matter of the poorer people in eighteenth-century England. At a time when children's literature had a strong religious and didactic basis, these little paperbound books, however crudely produced and illustrated, kept alive traditional tales of romance and adventure, and fed the imagination of young and old alike. Facsimiles of seven of the 'penny histories' are included in the present volume, and there is a detailed bibliography of source material." The chapbooks included in facsimile reproduction are: The History of Guy of Warwick; Fairy Stories; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin; A Peep at the Various Nations of the World; Toads and Diamonds; The Rod. Includes a section on chapbooks in America. Tiny mark on verso of free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES., Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,
17 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
London Oxford University Press 1974 0192115596 / 9780192115591 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
255 pp, 10" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Per-rault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruickshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Green-away, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler." Contents: Introduction; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer; The Yellow Dwarf; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Ridinghood; Diamonds and Toads; Bluebeard; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hop o' my Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; The Three Wishes; The Three Heads in the Well; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Frog Prince; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rumpelstiltskin; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Tinder Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Swineherd; Hansel and Gretel; Chief Commentaries Consulted; Sources of the Illustrations; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, editors. I SAW ESAU: THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Candlewick Press 1992 1564020460 / 9781564020468 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maurice Sendak. 
160 pp, 7 1/2" H. " 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and great grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - this book offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it. Like a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes or Grimm's fairy tales, (it) deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood." Slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER.  23 VOLUMES IN 2 SLIPCASES., Potter, Beatrix.
19 Potter, Beatrix. THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER. 23 VOLUMES IN 2 SLIPCASES.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Fine Beatrix Potter. 
23 volumes in 2 slipcases - each volume approx. 5 3/4" H, bound in cloth (using several different colours), with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Each volume has a colour pastedown on front board with gilt border, pictorial endpapers and Beatrix Potter's wonderful b&w and colour illustrations. The slipcases are dark blue with gilt titling and colour pastedown on front panels. Set #1 contains: The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin; The Tailor of Gloucester; The Tale of Benjamin Bunny; The Tale of Two Bad Mice; The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle; The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan; The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher; The Story of Miss Moppet; The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck; The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies; The Tale of Pigling Bland. Set # 2 contains: The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit; The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Samuel Whiskers; The Tale of Ginger and Pickles; The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse; The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes; The Tale of Mr. Tod; Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes; The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse; Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes; The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Set # 2 slipcase has a tiny dent on the top front edge, and is slightly narrower than the Set #1slipcase. Because of this, the spines in Set #2 do not sit totally flat - please see picture. All books are in Fine condition. Slipcases are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD., Raynor, John.  Illustrated by Dennis Flanders.
20 Raynor, John. Illustrated by Dennis Flanders. A WESTMINSTER CHILDHOOD.
Cassell, London, 1973, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0304291838 B&w illustrations. "When John Raynor, composer of nearly seven hundred song settings, died so tragically in a road accident in 1970, he left behind not only his lifetime's musical work, but the manuscript of this enchanting account of the years of his childhood. His father was Arthur Guy Sandars Raynor, a famous Master of the King's Scholars at Westminster School, and the young John spent his earliest years in the g r e y p r e s ence of London's great Abbey. History and tradition were the day-long companions of the perceptive, sensitive child, who indeed was born at No. 3, Little Dean's Yard, 'that inmost court of an inner court, the quietest and dreamies t p la ce i n L on do n' . But there were sounds and colours and images that were to stay with him all his life and which he recorded so evocatively in this book: the brilliant-hued flowers of Westminster's secluded gardens; the magic of first h ea rin g t he Abb ey 's glo rio us organ; the clocks of London that became a lifelong passion; nursery fires and braziers; his mother's jewel case and his father's butterfly case, full of dazzling, glittering, shimmering things to feast a child's ey es. Te rror an d sa dne ss also cas t their shadows, to persist into later life: a haunted bedroom which drove the five-year-old boy to the brink of a nervous breakdown; the nameless, primitive horror borne on the wind from a tannery; the dreade d ch urch door whic h pro ved to have had h um an skin nailed to it; the death of a brother, killed in the holocaust of 1918. This is a quiet, gentle book, written by a gentle man whose love for the England that he knew shines as surely in these 'r ecoll ectio ns in tran quilit y' o f a happ y, com ple te childhood at the beginning of the century as it does in the songs by which he has so greatly enriched English music." Light fading at top edge of spine and at part of rear board, very smal l ligh t stai n on b ottom of text block , ve ry min or edge wea r. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling and wear at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, one small and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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