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SCIENCE FICTION:  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA.  (SF), Clute, John.
21 Clute, John. SCIENCE FICTION: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA. (SF)
Macmillan Canada, Toronto, (1995), Ist Canadian edition. 
312 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771573170 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions of book and magazine covers and author signatures, etc. "Covering the history of the genre in all its forms, and lavishly illustrated with images from books, films, magazines, comics, and graphic novels, (this book) presents one-of-a-kind, decade-by-decade time charts with fascinating insight into the cultural influences that shaped the Sci e n c e Fiction of each period...In over 100 detailed biographies (it) introduces the world's greatest Science Fiction writers - from Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells, through Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Usular K Le Guin and William Gibson - right u p to t he names to watch as the millenium approaches. Their works, and those of other literary legends, are brought to life in a gallery of over 100 enduring novels, all in early or first edition jackets. An unparalleled reference work and a s tun ni ng vis ual adventure, this extraordinary volume will transport you through time and space to glorious dreams and sobering satires." Soft bump at bottom corner of approx. first 25 pages, small bump at three corners and at bottom of rear hinge /spi ne. D ust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN., D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin.
22 D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good- Ingri D'aulaire & Edgar Parin D'aulaire. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. Blue cloth spine, illustrated, paper-covered boards. Map endpapers, color and b&w illustrations throughout. The author-illustrators "read everything they could find about Lincoln's life, his sayings and his ways, and also about the period in which he lived. The finished book with its richly glowing (five-color) lithographs is as deeply American as the little boy and the man it depicts - a perfect introduction to one of our most loved Americans." Winner of the 1939 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. A few pages with soft creases at bottom edge, small very light soiling mark in margin of first text page, Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block and some toning in margins of pages, wear at bottom edge of boards and at corners, minor bumping at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, some small chips and tears, light browning on the inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
23 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
24 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, ramainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION., Edison, Margaret E.  Letter by Barker Fairley.  Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
25 Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald. THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019595 / 9780802019592 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Thoreau MacDonald. 
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Ex-library copy. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Ex-library copy with the a few stamps and labels - mainly at front and rear, several very small old tape residue marks on endpapers, slight browning to edges of text block - soiling on top near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, sticker mark/residue at bottom of spine, small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, old cover/tape residue marks at top of inside spine - now protected by removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION., Edison, Margaret E.  Letter by Barker Fairley.  Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
26 Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald. THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019595 / 9780802019592 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Thoreau MacDonald. 
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight waviness to book. Dust jacket has deveral small edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips, light fading to spine color, minor soiling - including a small ink line at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
27 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR., Engen, Rodney K.
28 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
 
 
29 Evans, Hilary and Evans, Mary. THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 1792-1878.
New York S.G. Phillips 1978 0875992277 / 9780875992273 Hard Cover Very Good Good George Cruikshank 
192 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. "When George Cruikshank died, (over) a hundred years ago, he was admired as an artist, respected as a reformer, loved as a man. But he had lived so long and created so much that few could discern any unity underlying the diverse creations of his seventy-year working life - creations ranging from a thumbnail caricature of Napoleon III ('it never reigns but it bores!') to the four-metres-wide 'Worship of Bacchus' which now hangs, dusty and neglected, in the storerooms of the Tate Gallery. For some he was the artist who showed us Oliver Twist asking for mroe; for some the whimsical delineator of elves and fairies; for others the fanatical reformer who drew 'The Bottle' to convert us all from the Demon Drink. Everything he created was a spontaneous response to the world he saw. It might be something trivial, as when he went on a day-trip to Boulogne - the only time he left English soil! - and memorialized the event in a masterly sketch of seasick travellers (which perhaps explains why the adventure was never repeated). Or it might be on a deeper level, as when he symbolises in 'The Drunkard's Children' all the horrors of modern industrial society. It is his ability to see the world both as it is and as it might be which is the greatness of Cruikshank, both as a man and as an artist, and this book sets out to reveal the continual development of his art as a reflection of his continual development as a man. It therefore takes the form of a running commentary on pictures which are themselves a running commentary on the artist's outward and inward life. From more than two hundred pictures, one of the widest selections of his work ever brought together, Cruickshank emerges, not just as one of the world's greatest illustrators, but as a visionary artist whose work, at first glance so light and casual, reveals a profound sympathy and understanding of human life." Minor bump at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, some light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, 2" puckered triangular closed tear and small puncture with associated rub line on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of front flap fold, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
30 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
31 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
32 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
33 Gilbert, W.S., Sir. Illustrated by Russell Flint & Charles E. Brock. (Gilbert & Sullivan.) THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, OR THE MERRYMAN AND HIS MAID.
Mayflower/Macmillan, (New York, 1979), facsimile reprint of Macmillan's 1929 edition. 
102 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket, integral red ribbon bookmark. 8 full-page color plates by Russell Flint, b&w pen & ink drawings throughout by Charles E. Brock, R.I. One of the Facsimile Classics Series. "(This), the eleventh Gilbert and Sullivan opera, was first performed at the Savoy Theatre, London, on 3 October 1888. The combination of Sir William S. Gilbert's lyrics and the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan is as fresh today as when it first appeared, but many peopl e f o r g e t t h at Gilbert was a brilliant dramatist and humorist in his own right...In this facsimile reprint of the famous 1929 edition, the lyrics are accompanied by color illustrations by Russell Flint, President of the Royal Society of Pain te r s in W at er co l ou rs (1936-1956), whose work is now more sought after than ever before, and black-and-white ink drawings by Charles Brock." Light edge wear to boards - mainly on bottom edge. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has minor edg e w ea r. V G/V G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF A CASTLE., Goodall, John S.
34 Goodall, John S. THE STORY OF A CASTLE.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1986, first edition. 
29 pp, oblong hardcover (7 1/4" H x 10 1/8" D) in pictorial glazed boards - no dust jacket (as published for the English first edition). ISBN 0233978798 John Goodall, whose illustrations are familiar to readers of the Miss Read stories, presents a 'story without words'. He takes us through the evolution of an English castle from the moment the Normans paused to select a site, through the English Civil War and its near destruction, to its reconstruction and enlargement during Georgian times and its height of elegance in the Edwardian era, until the 1970s, when the owners open its doors to raise money for its maintenance. In between all but the final double pages, lies a half page that when 'flipped' revals further aspects of castle l i fe. The colour illustrations are unmarred by text, but there is a single page describing the scenes at the beginning of the book. A book which invites readers to let their imagination roam! A few tiny light foxing marks at top edge of copyright a nd index pages, minor rubbing to glossy boards. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
35 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF:  THE LEGACY OF BABAR., Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen.  (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.)
36 Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen. (Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent de Brunhoff.) JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF: THE LEGACY OF BABAR.
New York Twayne 1991 0805782672 / 9780805782677 1st Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "In her unique study of the Babar milieu, Ann Meinzen Hildebrand looks at the de Brunhoffs' complete works, analyzing the thematic development of the stories and commenting on the essential role of the illustrations. Acknowledging the differences between the work of father and son, Hildebrand attributes the series' continuing popularity to the way in which both artists have created an elephant cosmos that is a mirror of a real and ideal life. She shows how de Brunhoff 'pere et fils' have eschewed simple 'animal fantasy' for fascinating characters who respond to everyday situations, both tragic and frivolous, thoughtfully and act on the principles of perseverance, patience, hope, and courage. Hildebrand's comprehensive study establishes the genius of the de Brunhoffs and explains how one kindly, nondidactic elephant in a derby hat has become such a socializing force for young readers.' 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS & THE MAKING OF THE CLASSIC FILM., Hollis, Richard and Sibley, Brian.
37 Hollis, Richard and Sibley, Brian. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS & THE MAKING OF THE CLASSIC FILM.
Hyperion, New York, 1994, Ist edition. 
88 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(Snow White) was the world's first animated feature film, and it remains an undisputed movie classic as well as a milestone in the history of cinema. This book is a celebration of the extraordinary film and of the unique creative achievement that it represented. Introducing the film's engaging cast of characters, (it uses) original Disney artwork (and) relates the story of Snow White's adventures. Illustrations include the highly evocative preliminary paintings, produced by gifted illustrators, that inspired the Studio artists. There are also examples of the character sketches, layout drawings, and background designs showing the film's development from drawing board to movie screen. Also shown is artwork for sequences that were finally omitted from the 250,000 separate drawings used in the completed film. - Illustrated with vintage posters, stills, lobby cards, books, merchandise and original studio art, this is a fascinating pictorial record of one of the world's best-loved movies." NF/NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN ARCTIC SKETCHBOOK.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, NOVEMBER 4, 1999.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TWELVE., Houston, James.
38 Houston, James. AN ARCTIC SKETCHBOOK. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, NOVEMBER 4, 1999. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TWELVE.
Toronto Public Library, Toronto, 1999, limited to an edition of 500 copies. 
31 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations from 'Tika'liktak' and 'The White Archer' by the author. ISBN 0920601456 The text of a lecture by James Houston - "Mr. Houston's distinguished career as an author, illustrator and artist began fifty years ago, and like the Arctic community whose creations he brought to the attention of the world, it has flourished ever since. The books Mr. Houston has written and illustrated have contributed to the international knowledge and appreciation of the rich culture and traditions of Canada's aboriginal peoples, and have achieved that particularly enviable status of being well-loved classics." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. N F 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
ARTHUR RACKHAM:  HIS LIFE AND WORK., Hudson, Derek.
39 Hudson, Derek. ARTHUR RACKHAM: HIS LIFE AND WORK.
London Heinemann 1974 Reissue Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
181 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and color and black & white tipped-in plates (collated). "(T)he illustrations of Arthur Rackham continue to cast their spell on adults and children alike. They possess qualities which make a work live: faultless draughtsmanship allied to an imagination which may be delicate or grotesque, but is always original and illuminating. Derek Hudson introduces us to the man behind the work and comments on his techniques and achievements, often illustrating his point with reproductions of Rackham's own drawings or plates. Throughout the book he mentions all of Rackham's most important work which has appeared in print and here is also a very full check list. The book is therefore invaluable to those who collect Rackham's originals and first editions." Appendices - Bibliography; Drawings and Paintings in Collections; The Printed Work of Arthur Rackham (including books, periodicals, ephemera). Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
40 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
 
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