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41 Abbott, Jacob. (1803-1879) GEORGIE by Jacob Abbott. The Rollo Story Books
Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Company, (1857). (1857). Good 
Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Company, (1857).. (1857).. Good. - Small octavo [approximately 6-3/8 inches high by 4 inches wide], brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover, in blind on the rear cover & in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped & chipped. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & the gilt on the spine is faded. Title, [1] leaf & pages [163]-191. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece & a textual woodcut. There is an owner's faded ink name dated 1868 on the front endpaper. There is light staining to the front & bottom edges of the endpaper & to the front edges of the leaves throughout, with a short tear to the front edge of the flyleaf. There is occasional foxing & soiling. Good.

A separate issue of the sixth story in Abbott's Rollo at Work. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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42 Ahlbom, Jens JONATHAN OF GULL MOUNTAIN
Stockholm/New York: R&S Books, (1987). (1987). 9129575907 / 9789129575903 Fine Signed
Stockholm/New York: R&S Books, (1987).. (1987).. Fine. - Quarto [11-1/2 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], pictorial paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with some very light soiling to the top edge of the front cover. The top corner of the front panel of the dust jacket is lightly chipped. 29 & [1] pages. Near fine.

First American edition.

Inscribed by the translator Barbara Lucas on the front endpaper. Laid in is a typed note signed from the translator to the recipient, apologizing for misnaming her in the inscription. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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43 Alger, Horatio, Jr SHIFTING FOR HIMSELF, or Gilbert Greyson's Fortunes
New York: New York Book Company, 1910. 1910. Fair 
New York: New York Book Company, 1910.. 1910.. Fair. WONDERFUL COVER ILLUSTRATION OF A GOLF SCENE - Octavo, 7-1/8 inches high by 4-7/8 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in pictorial tan cloth with a color cover illustration of a golfer setting up for a swing. The covers are bumped, rubbed and cocked. 164 pages, with a full-page frontispiece illustration. The pages are darkened and a previous owner has penned their name and address on the front pastedown. Good.

A later edition, here offered for the wonderful cover illustration. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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44 Andersen, Hans Christian FAIRY TALES. With 25 illustrations in full color by children of eighteen nations
New York: The Orion Press, [1950]. [1950]. Very good 
New York: The Orion Press, [1950].. [1950].. Very good. - Octavo, cream cloth. The binding is soiled. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened with some minor foxing. viii & 355 pages. The top edge is slightly soiled. 25 color plates, including a frontispiece & several double-page plates by children of 18 nations. The contents are very good.

Book club edition of this delightfully illustrated version. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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45 Banks, Mary de Camp LULU'S TRIP ABROAD and A CROWN OF ROSES by Miss Mary de Camp Banks
Albany, NY: 1887. 1887. Very good 
Albany, NY: 1887.. 1887.. Very good. - Large octavo, three-quarters gilt-ruled cream vellum & blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. All the edges are gilt. The vellum is spotted with stains to the top corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed, darkened, stained & chipped. The front panel & flap are detached & the lower half of the jacket spine is lacking. Title, [2] leaves & 41 pages, printed on one side only. Illustrated in black & white with a portrait frontispiece & 3 plates by Walton H. Roberts, 1 plate is detached. There is some foxing to the frontispiece & occasional light soiling to the versos of the leaves. Very good in the remnants of the dust wrapper.

Limited edition of 112 numbered copies. The book was dictated by an eight-and-a-half year old child and "written as dictated without suggestion or alteration". Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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46 Barthelme, Donald THE SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR FIRE ENGINE or The Hithering Thithering Djinn
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971. 1971. Fine 
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1971.. 1971.. Fine. - Small quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], green cloth titled in red & black on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is rubbed & lightly chipped. [32] pages. Profusely illustrated with collages of 19th-century engravings printed in black & white on color backgrounds. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper with the "National Book Award 1972" on the front panel.

First edition. Barthelme's first children's book. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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47 Bauer, Marion; and Peyser, Ethel HOW MUSIC GREW From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day. With an Introduction by William Henderson
New York/London: G P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. 1927. Very good 
New York/London: G P. Putnam's Sons, 1927.. 1927.. Very good. - Octavo, brown cloth. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. xix & 602 pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Third printing. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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48 Crawford, Eleanor D.; editor & illustrator JESUS SHOWS THE WAY: Stories from the Life of Christ. (Based on the Original King James Version)
The Living Bible Corp. (1945). (1945). Very good 
The Living Bible Corp. (1945).. (1945).. Very good. - Small quarto [8-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], pictorial cloth- backed boards, in a matching dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are slightly faded with the tail of the spine chipped. The boards are lightly bumped with a few tiny, light stains. The dust jacket is darkened, soiled & chipped with a short tear to the rear fold & a piece out of the tail of its spine. There is a tear to & a piece out of the top edge of the front panel. [40] pages. Profuse illustrations in color and black & white by Eleanor D. Crawford. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
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49 Culmann [Culman], Leonhard (1498?-1562) SENTENTIAE PUERILES PRO PRIMIS LATINAE LINGUAE TYRONBUS, EX DIVERSIS SCRIPTORIBUS COLLECTAE. Per Leonardum Culman
Londini: Typis S. Palmer, Impensis Societate Stationariorum, [1722?]. [1722?]. Fair 
Londini: Typis S. Palmer, Impensis Societate Stationariorum, [1722?].. [1722?].. Fair. IN ALL PROBABILITY, THE LITTLE MANUAL BY THE AID OF WHICH SHAKESPEARE FIRST LEARNED TO CONSTRUE LATIN - 12mo, 5-7/8 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide. Bound in early tan calf. The covers are rubbed and the leather is split along large portions of the joints. 48 pages in all though the pages are numbered 1 through 46, with the pagination for pages 15-16 repeated. There is some slight creasing and some slight wear to the corners of the leaves with short tears to pages 19, a piece out from the bottom corner of page 27 which touches on the catch letter, and a piece torn from the bottom corner of page 45 which affects one letter. A small piece is torn from the front edge of page 29, not affecting the text. Good.

Our copy of this book has an undated title page but matches in all other respects the 1722 copy in the British Library. This may well be a variant issue of the book.

"The Sententiae Pueriles was the earliest book placed in the hands of children before beginning the continuous translation of authors in the later part of the 16th century and held its own into the 17th century." -- ["The English Grammar Schools to 1600" by Foster Watson].

This book was one of the most important text books for children in the 16th and 17th centuries. The textbook begins with sentences of 2 words. These 2-word sentences begin with "Amicis opitulares" and end with "Verecundiam serva". Other 2 word sentences, numbering about 200, are arranged alphabetically between these 2. Next follows about 200 sentences of 3 words each, also alphabetically arranged, and then a similar number of 4 worded sentences. A still larger number contain more than 4 words. This provides the opportunity to include maxims such as "Amici in Rebus Adversis Cognoscuntur". This little work is rounded out with rules of behavior for children.

Halliwell-Phillipps in "Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare" (p. 53) contends that the Sententiae Pueriles was, in all probability, the little manual by the aid of which Shakespeare first learned to construe Latin, for "in one place, at least, he all but literally translates a brief passage, and there are in his plays several adaptations of its sentiments."

Rare. The English Short Title Catalog [ESTC] locates only one copy of this edition.

The ESTC lists 22 editions of this little work published between 1600 and 1722, including English translations. Including all of these editions, ESTC locates only 29 copies in total of this book.

Though we are unable to authenticate it, we provide the following as a matter of curious interest. The book has come to us as having been from the library of John Amherst. The signature of John Amherst is penned four times on the front endpaper, with the dates of 1728 and 1729 respectively penned under the signatures. Admiral John Amherst, who would have been 10 years old in 1728, was captain of the Mars, which formed part of the fleet sent to America at the threat of war in 1755. The Mars was lost in Halifax harbor, but Captain Amherst was exonorated from all blame. On his return to England, he was appointed to the Deptford which sailed to the Mediterranean with Admiral Byng. He saw action at Louisbourg, Belle Isle and Gibraltar. Admiral Amherst was appointed commander in chief at Plymouth in 1776. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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50 Cuming, Constance iN A STRANGER'S GARDEN: A Story for Boys and Girls
London: Blackie and Son Limited, circa [1915]. [1915]. Good 
London: Blackie and Son Limited, circa [1915].. [1915].. Good. - Octavo, pictorial blue cloth titled in blue within gilt rectangles. The binding is bumped & rubbed with some small stains to the rear cover. 266 pages plus 16-page publisher's catalog. The front endpaper is lacking & there is scattered foxing. Color frontispiece & black-and-white plates by Paul Hardy. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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51 Dimick, Ethel L CUBBY HUNTS THE GINGERBREAD MEN
(Cleveland, OH: The Goldsmith Publishing Co., 1929). 1929). Good 
(Cleveland, OH: The Goldsmith Publishing Co., 1929).. 1929).. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial stiff paper wraps. The spine is reinforced with brown paper tape, which has started to peel away at the top. The wraps are rubbed & bumped with a few light creases & there is a small stain to the top edge of the front wrap. 10 pages, including the inside wraps. Profusely illustrated in color. Parts of the hinges have been reinforced with small pieces of brown & cream tape. The bottom corners of the leaves are lightly creased & there is occasional light soiling & staining. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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52 Edgeworth, R. L. [Edgeworth, Maria] THE CHERRY ORCHARD: A Story for Children
Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son, 1853. 1853. Very good 
Boston: Printed by John Wilson and Son, 1853.. 1853.. Very good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed yellow wraps sewn with white cord & titled in black within a decorative frame in black. The wraps are soiled with the top corners bumped. 20 pages. There is some minor foxing & there are some small white stains to the title page. Very good.

The story is actually by Maria Edgeworth and the attribution to R. L. Edgeworth is erroneous. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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53 Ewing, Juliana Horatia; Allsopp, E. M.; editor THE EWING BOOK: Scenes from the Tales of Juliana Horatia Ewing. Edited by E. M. Allsopp
Toronto: The Musson Book Co., Ltd., 1923. 1923. Very good 
Toronto: The Musson Book Co., Ltd., 1923.. 1923.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 7 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide], reddish brown cloth with a color pictorial label on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped & the tail of the spine is chipped. xiv, [ii] & 240 pages. 8 color plates & black-and-white illustrations. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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54 Finley, Martha ELSIE ON THE HUDSON And Elsewhere
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company Publishers, (1898). (1898). Good 
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company Publishers, (1898).. (1898).. Good. - Small octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine with decorations in blind on the front cover & spine. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. The spine is faded with the head lightly chipped. [iv] & 329 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece. There is light soiling to the title page & a small stain & light soiling to the rear endpaper. Good.

The 23rd title in the Elsie Dinsmore series. An early edition, possibly a first. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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55 Goodrich, Samuel G.; editor. ["Peter Parley"] ROBERT MERRY'S MUSEUM. Volume XXI and Volume XXII. (2 volumes in 1)
New York: S. T. Allen & Co., 116 Nassau Street, 1851. 1851. Good 
New York: S. T. Allen & Co., 116 Nassau Street, 1851.. 1851.. Good. - Octavo, three-quarter gilt-ruled black calf & black paper covered boards titled in gilt between raised bands & gilt rules on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped with small areas of the leather rubbed away. There is staining to the front cover & spine & the head & tail of the spine are chipped. Title & 190 pages; and title & 188 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white with 1 plate, head-pieces and full-page & textual woodcuts. There is an owner's stamp on the front endpaper with an earlier owner's heavy ink signature on both sides of the endpaper. There is scattered light foxing & occasional staining. The top page corners are bumped & there is light creasing to the upper halves of the leaves. Good only.

January-June, 1851 and July-December, 1851, complete, bound in one volume.

Two of the full-page illustrations in Part 2 are views of New Orleans. There are also a number of splendid engravings depicting animals and birds--the zebra, the hippopotamus, the coney, the bittern and the pelican, as well as a leopard, a monkey and Arabs with a camel. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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56 Greenaway, Kate UNDER THE WINDOW. Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway
London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., circa [1910]. [1910]. Very good 
London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., circa [1910].. [1910].. Very good. - Quarto, 9-3/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in glossy color pictorial boards backed with a white cloth spine titled in green on the spine. The covers are bumped and slightly rubbed with minor wear to the head of the spine. 57 pages, beautifully illustrated in color by Kate Greenaway. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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57 Hauman, George and Doris SURPRISE FOR TIMMY
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946. 1946. Good 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946.. 1946.. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 8 inches high by 6 inches wide], cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped with some staining to the rear cover. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with tears & small pieces out. 78 pages. Full-page illustrations in yellow, black & white & black-and-white textual illustrations by the authors. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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58 Heal, Edith HOW THE WORLD BEGAN
Chicago, IL: Follett Publishing Company, 1938. 1938. Good 
Chicago, IL: Follett Publishing Company, 1938.. 1938.. Good. - Small quarto [8 inches high by 6 inches wide], pictorial cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed, soiled & chipped with the front fold partially detached & with red dampstaining to the rear panel. The jacket spine is faded. 110 pages. Black-and-white illustrations from drawings by Don Nelson. There is a small area of pink dampstaining to the top edge of the rear pastedown. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

Later printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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59 Holme, Bryan; editor TALES FROM TIMES PAST
New York: The Viking Press, 1977. 1977. 0670691593 / 9780670691593 Fine 
New York: The Viking Press, 1977.. 1977.. Fine. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some score marks to the rear panel. 175 & [1] pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First American edition.

The illustrators include Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Dore, Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, Maxfield Parrish and others. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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60 Kidder, Daniel Parish. (1815-1891) BE KIND: A Narrative, Showing the Result of Good Treatment to Animals, Grown People, and Children. By the Author of "Be Patient," "Be True," Etc. Edited by D. P. Kidder
New-York: Lane & Scott, 1850. 1850. Good 
New-York: Lane & Scott, 1850.. 1850.. Good. - Small octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The covers are bumped with a small white stain to the front cover. The head of the spine is torn. 102 pages plus a 10-page catalog of books published by the Sunday- School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four black-and-white plates including a frontispiece. There is foxing throughout. Good.

First edition.

Published for the Sunday-School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 200 Mulberry-Street. Joseph Longking, Printer.

Uncommon. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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