Boxed Gift Books

Boxed Gift Books and ones in slipcases, if appropriate. Vollands.
19561 Santa's Merry Carnival by Dorothy King.

Santa's Merry Carnival.

This book is made of thin card; it was intended to be played with and used up. It seems to be waiting for a child... the little animals hop around and the monkey still swings round and round on his bar. A nice period piece by a well known creator of 40's toy books.



20318 The Turned-Intos by Gordon.

The Turned-Into's

Jane Elizabeth explores the garden and meets those creatures who morph into a new form... butterflies, etc. Lovely pictures.



The White Elephant by Faulkner, Frederick Richardson, ill. Volland 1929 1st. Box

The White Elephant and Other Tales from India.

Stories taken from various sources and originally broadcast by the "Radio Lady", which read smoothly. Her introduction gives children further books to explore and introduces them to comparative folklore. The illustrations are beautiful: full color plates inspired by Mughal painting, each facing a decorated caption, and others in black and white. (Since all Volland paper was "plate" quality, the colour and b/w could be printed on either side of the sheet.)

The stories are: The White Elephant, The Grain of Corn, The Timid Little Rabbit, Singh Raja and the Cunning Little Jackals, The Kingdom of Mouseland, The Alligator and the Jackal, The Bold Blackbird, The Kid and the Tiger, The Brahmin and the Tiger, The Bear's Bad Bargain, The Man Who Rode a Tiger.



 Favorite Stories Six Linenette Books Box Set, illus. by R. A. Burley.

Favorite Stories Six Linenette Books Box Set:

Delightful illustrations with deep, bright colour and just enough text. These must have been a perfect present! Peter Rabbit borrows liberally from B. Potter and is not signed. The rest are. The artist, Raymond Albert Burley, (1890-1971) illustrated pulp magazines and then comics, as well as Linette books. Note: This book has been sold.



Fairy Tales I Love: "Four Linenlike Books in This Box".

Light, delicate pictures of these favorites. NOTE: This Book has been sold.



Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land by Gruelle [early Volland in original box]

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land [in original box]

... they finally lit with a soft blump upon the bottom. The bottom of what? That was just what Raggedy Ann wished to know. "Where are we, Raggedy Andy?" she laughed "I guess we are at the bottom" Raggedy Andy replied. So begins an adventure, in which the dolls meet Little Weakie, Mr. and Mrs. Cookie, the Snitznoodle, the inflatable Hungry Howloon, and the ill-tempered Hookie the Goblin.  Gruelle created this book from his October and December 1923 series, United Features Syndicate. Note: This book has been sold.



Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees [Chicago Volland Box]

Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees [in original box]

"According to Gruelle, the idea for a camel character came from a cloth toy purchased for his children. When Gruelle removed dangerously sharp leg skewers and plopped the stuffed camel down on a table, its knees crumpled and a new character was born." Patricia Hall, Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle (2001) Note: This book has been sold.



Raggedy Ann and the Magical Wishes by Johnny Gruelle [Volland, in original box]

Raggedy Ann and the Magical Wishes. [in original box]

The Deep, Deep Woods holds adventures with witches and magicians for Raggedy Ann and Andy. Created by Gruelle from his syndicated cartoon of May and June,1923. Note: This book has been sold.



Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]

Peter Rabbit, The Magician, [in original box, with all pieces present]

On the last page, Peter says "Practice Makes Perfect" and Jane Potter, about 10,  practiced these tricks over and over, keeping meticulous records of each trial, and putting the items neatly away in the box each time (the magic wand rolled up in a linen handkerchief). Nothing is lost and nothing is wrinkled though most of the pieces are thin card or pulp paper. Just amazing! It would be quite possible to erase her light pencil records from the back of the envelope without a trace, but it would be a shame to do so. A wonderful piece of social history in beautiful condition. Note: This book has been sold.



Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Garth Williams. Fur.

Little Fur Family.

A bright tiny book, very cozy to hold, covered with rabbit fur, as was the original edition, subsequent versions issued with fake fur or none. Really not a collectible item without the box, but very appealing in a way. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



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