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BERAN, Dagmar. Little Mary's route to Mommy, published by Rimsove Brothers, c. 1950. Story by Pavel Lovric. 45 pp, 11 3/16 x 8". With delicate and painterly color vignettes and intext illustrations throughout.

BOYLE, E.V. Child's Play. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. With 17 color wood engravings (including one hand-colored title page vignette) after the author. Small folio, (18) ff; gilt embossed red cloth, lacking front free endpaper.

CALDECOTT, Randolph. The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book by R. Caldeott. George Routledge & Sons. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 23 pp; cloth pictorial boards.

CRANE, Walter. A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden. London: Harper & Bros., 1899. With color lithographs by the author, prepared by Edmund Evans. Folio, [47] ff; color pictorial cloth designed by W. Crane, Konody p 144; Osbourne p 58; Engen p 102.
CRANE, Walter. Baby's Own Aesop, being the fables condensed in rhyme by W.J. Linton. London: George Routledge, 1887. Profusely illustrated in color with designs by W. Crane. Square 8vo, 56 pp; pictorial boards, cloth spine. Except for a small library stamp on preliminary leaves end-leaf, this is a fine copy. First edition, complete with the scarce errata slip facing page [8]. Illustrated in Art Nouveau style and issued as a companion to the Baby's Opera and Baby's Bouquet. Quinnam 97; Osborne 2 (lacking the errata).
CRANE, Walter. Don Quixote of the Mancha, retold by Judge Parry. London: Blackie & Son Ltd; Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1900. With 11 color lithographs after W. Crane, plus numerous head-pieces and pictorial title page by the artist. 8vo, 245 pp + [2] adverts; color pictorial decorated cloth designed by W. Crane. (some wear) Osborne p 240; Engen p102; Spencer p 204
CRANE, Walter. The Shepeard's Calendar, by Edmund Spenser. New York and London: Harper & Bros, 1898. Illustrated by W. Crane. Square 4to, [119] pp; gilt color decorated cloth designed by the artist (some soiling), front inner hinge split. Konody p. 144 (but incorrect publisher); Engen p 102; Spencer p 204
CUNDALL, Joseph. The Babes in the Wood. London: Joseph Cundall, 1849. With 10 hand-colored copper etchings (including title page) after the Marchioness of Waterford. Folio, [12] ff; gilt-lettered red boards (rebacked). First edition, LARGE PAPER ISSUE, one of the scarcest and most ambitious of Cundall's books. An unusually fine example of Victorian hand-coloring, capturing the beauty of an Illuminated medieval manuscript rather than the usual unrefined commercial stenciling of the period. McLean, Joseph Cundall, p. 67.
CUNDALL, Joseph. The Home Treasurery: Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper. London: Joseph Cundall, 1845. Referred to on title-page as "A New Edition." First edition, 8vo, [28] pp. Printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press. With 3 plates by J. Absolon, hand-colored. In decorated boards (worn). McLean, Joseph Cundall, p. 49
CUNDALL. Joseph. The Home Treasury: The Lively History Of Jack & the Beanstalk. London: Joseph Cundall, 1846. Retold by Harriet Jackson. With 3 handcolored plates after C.W. Cope, engraved on wood by Edward Dalziel. Printed by Charles Whittingham on the Chiswick Press. Small to, 3l pp; decorated wrappers in red (re sewn, front wrappers and frontispiece repaired). Osborne p. 594 (but with plates printed in color).
DOYLE, Richard. Jack the Giant Killer, by the late Richard Doyle, London: Eyre and Spottis-woode [1888]. 48 pp. Each page with colored illustrations and colored wood-engraved border after R. Doyle. This was a color facsimile of an early Doyle manuscript of 1842.
DOYLE, Richard. Punch's Almanack, 1848. [Special Hand-Colored Edition]. Illustrated with wood-engravings by John Leech and Richard Doyle. London: The Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, [1847]. Large rto, 13 ff gilt-edged. With 12 full page plates, including 6 wood-engraved pictorial borders and 25 illustrations by Doyle, all HAND-COLORED . Stiff, green paper wrappers. This was a special colored edition printed on better paper than the newsprint of the ordinary issues. In the 1848 issue Doyle created lively renderings of the rich and famous figures of the time. The May/June entry, for example depicted the famous Swedish singer Jenny Lind. Doyle also portrays the London theatre season. This issue was so popular that the separate color edition was printed. Very Rare. Special issues for other years have not been found. Rebacked, some slight foxing on back cover, otherwise in fine condition. Engen, Richard Doyle, p 55. Victoria and Albert Museum, Richard Doyle and his Family p. 68.
DROUART, Raphael. Pour Grandes et Petits. Fables by Charles Richet. Paris: Editions des medecins parisiens, n.n Preface by Sully-Prudhomme. With 54 lithographs b R. Drouart. to, 173 pp; two color pictorial lithographed wrappers designed by R. Drouart. No. 6 of 20 copies on Japan imperial, with a suite of proofs of all 55 lithographs (including the cover design) on Chine, many with remarques removed from the final printing.
HEERUP, Henry. Jubilaeumssnak. Bogan er skrevet af Mogens Balslev, Illustrations by Henry Heerup. Copenhagen 1967. Printed in offset paper. 8vo, paper over stiff cardboard gilt decorative illustration on front cover. Illustarted in color and black and white with offset lithographs. 9 6/8 x 6 3/8"
HEERUP, Henry. Nis Og Nutte. Tekstog Tegningrt. Chr. Erichsens Forlag, N.d (1965). 8vo, original illustrated boards. A juvenile, with some of the illustrations colored by the artist. An uncommon title by one of Denmark's most important artists.
HOSCH (Paul) and MELCHING (Hans): D'R LUSCHDIG ZIPITI UND SINI SCHBEZEL. Basel: Wepf/Schwabe & Co., [1915]. Complete Suite of 8 colored lithographs, expertly printed by W. Wessermann; preserved within its original colored decorative chemise also designed by Paul Hosch and Hans Melchin. First edition, a very fine copy of this extraordinary series of nonsense images by the architect Paul Hosch with "instructional rhymes" in its destinct Basel dialect, possibly hand-lettering by Melching. Kaiser (Martin), Swiss Picture Books pp 32-33.
JAPANESE CHILDREN"S BOOK. Kodomo no kumi (Children's Kingdom). Tokyo, Showa 9 (9th year of Imperial Reign), 1934. January, Tokyosha. KnK was a monthly magazine for children published from 1922 to 1944, bound comic book fashion w/staples, and each issue contains 36-44 pages, most in full color, or with b&w photos. Most pages are printed with full edge bleeds and all with full gutter bleeds, a technology introduced by this magazine. The former echoes the explosive quality of modern art in extending the picture plane beyond the frame; while the latter intimately engages the reader. Printed on acid-free, soft, absorbent paper which yields an intensity and subtlety of color characteristic of pochoir. Both text and illustration appear on the same page in conjunction. It is impossible to overstate the importance of these developments to the 20th Century book publishing.
KING, Jesse M. The City of the West. Edinburgh & London: T.N. Foulis, 1911. 8vo, title, 25 tipped in plates with facing caption, and cover design by Jesse M. King. Original colored Japanese vellum wrappers (soiled); inscrip. on flyleaf; sewing on last signature loose. A book of drawings of streets and buildings in Glasgow.
KING, Jesse M. The Death of Tintagiles, a play by Maurice Maeterlinck. Translated by Alfred Sutro. London and Glasgow: Gowans and Gray Ltd, 1909. Small 8vo, 44 pp. +(4) adverts; color pictorial wrappers designed by J.M King (some wear).
KING, Jessie M. Our Trees and Hot To Know Them. London & Glasgow: Gowans and Gray, 1916. 12mo, 64 pp. of photographics plates + ads. Vellin wrappers with color design by Jessie M. King. Very Slightly discolored along backstrip. Fine copy.
PISSARO, Lucien. Histoire de Peau d'Ane by Charles Perrault. London: Eragny Press, 1902. With 3 designs by T. Surge Moore and frontispiece, borders and ornamental initials by L. Pissarro, engraved on wood by L. end E. Pissarro. 4to, [40] pp; gilt-lettered paper backed decorated boards slightly faded. Chipping on upper and lower corner of spine.(spine discolored). One of 230 copies.
POP-UP BOOK. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by C. Carey Cloud and Harold B. Lentz. New York: Blue Ribbon Press, 1934. The illustrated Pop-up edition. [21] pp. including 8 illustrations, 3 double-page pop-up's in color. Charming version of this classic children's nursery tale. This book is in particularly good condition.
PROPAGANDA. Spence, Robert & Philip. Struwwelhitler, A Nazi Story Book by Doktor Schrecklichkeit. Printed by Haycock Press Ltd., London 1941. First edition, 24 pp. This rare publication of a Struwwelpeter parody is bound in original color printed pictorial wrappers. The coloured illustrations and verses printed one side only. Slight wear to the spine otherwise a fine copy. On page 1 it states "A parody on the original Strawwelpeter by Robert and Philip Spence. Presented by them to the Daily Sketch War Relief Fund"
SEDYL (Zdenek) Ruze z pouti. Statni Nakladatelstvi Krasne Literaratury Hubmy a Umeny [Prague]. 1961. Square 8vo, (32) pp: full color pictorial stiff paper covers, dust wrapper, pictorial vinyl record.
TYTGAT, Edgard. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Dessin et Grav par Edgard Tytgat Bruxelles: C. Van Oest, 1921. Thin small 8vo. Colour Woodblock illustrations, original decorated boards. No. 62 of a limited edition of 70 copies on Holland Van Gelder. The entire text of this book and endleaves are printed from woodblocks; the title page is printed in three colors. The endleaves are decorated from a floral design. Inscribed on the blank flyleaf by a father to his young daughter: 'ma petite Gisla/en souvenir de cinq/anset for q'elle/…de temps en temps son papa. Papa.

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