The author, an ichthyologist and the first president of Stanford University, was persuaded to tell the stories he had told his own children to other groups. While he was absent at the Bering Sea Commission in , two Stanford Education students circulated the stories among more groups of children in California and Washington DC, who drew the many pictures in this volume and critiqued some of the plots. Of great interest for the drawings, taken from more than a thousand samples.
Our Children's Pets. London: S. Partridge, 9, Paternoster Row, ? A collection of short stories and poems about household and farm pets, with numerous etchings both full paged and in text by Harrison Weir, J. Fitzgerald, J. Foster, A. Knight, J. A splendid robin!
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G; plate very deeply coloured and bright, bottom edges and corners of boards rubbed, crack and tiny hole along spine; pale blue watercolour stains? Wien Vienna : Carl Konegen, Ivory paper boards with coloured medallion title, doubled pages, 3. The Just So Song Book. Olive green cloth with black stamped elephant child blowing music from his trunk; 7. Set to music by Edward German. A view of US attitudes toward Mexican culture at the end of the 19th c, with graphics on almost every page, and informative dialogue alternately by the Boy Travellers, their companion, Dr.
Bronson, and the people they meet. Fables de la Fontaine. In the same format as his Perrault of Wry, comic illustrations of Aesop's tales with very simple text. The animal and insect expressions are a delight!
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A lovely copy of this book. VG; a little light foxing on bottom margin, scuffed lower right corner bent at 2cm, partially rubbed to white on edges, to card on other corners; rubbed and finely scratched on back but no loss of green colour; spine smooth, straight, tight, no name or other marks. Paris: La Bonne Compagnie, , limited edition of the first 50 in a special edition with an original watercolour ; rebound in half leather, brown calf with nine bands in a contemporary design, brown marbled paper boards, brown marbled endpapers smaller pattern gilt titles, teg, ribbons, spine of original softcover bound in volume two, two full page watercolours and small coloured illustrations in text; Vol I pp, Vol II pp.
A beautiful set with peaceful pictures of the French countryside published just after the war. VG; in elegant script, a lovely quoted verse to the recipient Paris on one of three blank pages following the endpaper, essentially unread, tight in binding with white pages. The Fables of La Fontaine.
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Beautiful lithographs in a Grosset original. The Blue Poetry Book. London: Longmans, , 1st. Dark blue cloth with gilt tracery. Good only; spine faded, spine edges and tips and board corners worn; gilt design and gilt edges rubbed; front hinge shaken; inscr. The True Story Book.
Original dark blue cloth gilt stamped, with man with sword hailing frigate on front and finely drawn Moctezuma on spine, gilt all around, rounded spine, black endpapers; 8vo; pp. Twenty-four historical adventure stories, some, like the retelling of Prescott on Cortez and Moctezuma, quite long, with few pictures.
Nice to think that Billy, David, and Nancy read and reread this book many times. G; period plate with bears and green children's names, quite loose in binding, bottom edges and spine ends very rubbed and worn away, gilt bright. Almanach dedie aux Dames pour l'an Paris: LeFuel chez Delaunay, , white leather with fine gilt borders and spine, gilt all around; short ribbon marker; in similar gilded leather sleeve, with pages of poetry and short prose followed by the Table of Contents, then a page for every month with Souvenirs, or Memories, blank pages following, beautiful dark steel cut engravings, the frontis of Blanche of Castille, tissue guard; 4.
An elegant little volume in a rare matching sleeve. London: Routledge, , 1st. Rust cloth backed glazed paper pictorial boards with bevelled edges, showing large pipe design and illustrated letters, oblong, With accompaniments by Theo Marzials, illustrated by Crane, engraved and printed in fine and delicate colours throughout by Edmund Evans. Traditional ballads and love songs rather than nursery songs.
VG; clean, edgeworn boards and spine with corners bumped and worn, light foxing in lower margins throughout. Belle's Pink Boots. NY: E. Dutton and Co. A summer story of a neighborhood of little girls, in a very pretty binding with moderately clear chromolithos. The classic story of a silly war. Written originally for the author's boys, and illustrated in , with bright, deep lithos and wonderful details by Bruller Vercours "surprisingly intelligent and painterly drawings" A. New York: Sam'l Gabriel, ; red cloth backed illustrated paper boards with duck at a crossroads; geese on endpapers, half tones and coloured pictures; 6.
A longer story of a little gosling's journeys. The Wonderful Locomotive. The Young Angler. Rambling thoughts on the natural history of the English countryside, pleasantly expressed for children, not a tract. VG; finely penned name fep, extrems sl bumped, lt soil along edge of top board; endpapers darkening, pages flat and clean. The Beginner's American History. By an author of a series of American history text of increasing difficulty, this one upper elementary. They are, or were recently still in print. Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. Approximately short rhymes with some illustrations in text.
The plates have the text of one stanza below the picture. Note: many plates are not facing the page listed, clearly as published. VG; April, inscription, spot and scuffing is visible on back upon close inspection, a nice clean copy.
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New York: McLoughlin; nd ca 's? Elliott; decorated glazed paper boards, top and bottom, with Mother Goose in glasses and a bright red shawl, picking out tunes with her webbed feet; red and gilt titles; yellow endpapers, 8vo; np. Each song has a fine engraving as a large header. Some of these tunes are the ones used today, some not, but all are singable.
This book was reprinted many times in different bindings, this probably an early version. G; name on fep; rubbed paper spine damaged for one half inch at bottom, corners and edges rubbed through to card, one 4" gutter tear; small modern repaired tear on cover, pages darkening a little but very flat, unmarked, and clean.
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Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs. Black cloth with full paste on plate of Mother Goose in straw bonnet sheltering two children under her wings, peach endpapers with white geese and babies in mob caps, 12 coloured plates as issued and numerous drawings in text; 12x8. A real treasure, which has been read and cared for. Catherine Patricia Bray has very carefully lettered her name and the date, Dec. Her light pencil guidelines are still evident. A turn of the century of the New England classic 19th c Mother Goose collection, first assembled by Thomas Fleet from his Goose mother-in-law in , and, in this version, edited by Monroe and Francis in w the Goose Family history.
Mother Goose. Chicago: P. Volland Company, Popular Edition ; illustrated paper boards, not plate, endpapers with geese and lavender and green design, geese bordered pages and plates with rhymes in cartouche; 9x The classic American mother goose. VG; faded original blue to grey spine and in margins of boards, inset illustration and gilt bright, some light soil spots; ow a nice unwrinkled copy with very light handling soil in some margins, index page has 1. Favorite Rhymes from Mother Goose.
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NY: Stokes, , probable 1st; grey boards with blue and white titles, watercolour of little girl in pink dress with goose on her shoulder, one sided watercoloured pages on toothed paper, 9x11"; 12 pp incld title page. Very delicate, pale lithos of watercolour pictures, not chromolithos. Nursie's Little Rhyme Book.