CAT 22 C Modern Picture Books 1920+

Modern picture books 1920 and beyond, includes play books etc.
17709 Boxes by Merrill, illus Solbert.

Boxes.

How the business world learned to understand the importance of the box. The third book from this wonderful pair.

$50.00

 

11632 The Snow House by Johnston, ill Marion Downer.

The Snow House.

The simple family joys of being snowed in, sensitively illustrated with brown objects and letters and blue sky, which turns turquoise at the height of the fun. "All night it snowed. The flakes fell quietly, deeper and deeper." Written in California.

$55.00

 

Every Man Heart Lay Down by Graham

Every Man Heart Lay Down.

The Nativity as heard by the author from storytellers at a Liberian mission in poetic West African English. Pictures of a tender African mother and child with illustrations inspired by African traditional art. By the early and important African American author, of the  Town Series for older children. This reissued story formed part of his 1946 book, How God Fix Jonah. See the site maintained by his daughter: http://www.grahambooks.com/index.html

$22.00

 

12478 Thabo's Deal by Needham.

Thabo's Deal.

Sensitive charcoal drawings with earthtone washes illustrate a simple story about a little boy from the mountains of Lesotho. Rare. Worldcat shows two copies in English, Botswana, South Africa.

$75.00

 

14475 Henner's Lydia by de Angeli.

Henner's Lydia.

Publisher's or printer's planning notes for the 1944 reprint: 1936 crossed out with 1944 pencilled in, "P60 A back" etc. on every page, and also some notes regarding the illustrations: "poor here, would like more like proof" "not as good as proof, bad blue." Same hand.

$65.00

 

10412 The Book about Moomin, Mymble, and little My by Jansson. Blue Lantern 1996

The Book About Moomin, Mymble, and Little My.

A nice Finnish reproduction with the original text of an extremely rare book, a treat to English speaking Moominfans. Cut-out pages follow the story of Moomintroll and Myble as they look for little My.

$75.00

 

10726 Run Sandpiper Run by Goff.

Run Sandpiper Run.

Witty and affectionate four colour lithographs on stone of sandpipers through the year. Scientifically accurate, yet full of movement and individuality. The author/artist's work is found in major museums.

$45.00

 

11232 Two Little Bears by Ylla.

Two Little Bears.

Ylla writes her own story here about two little bear cubs wandering through the woods looking for their mother and their happy reunion. Ylla died in India the next year while collecting photos for a new book.

$25.00

 

Ship's Cook Ginger. by Edward Ardizzone

Ship's Cook Ginger.

Tim and Ginger go to sea again, the crew falls ill, and they must persevere despite the evil second mate.

$35.00

 

An American ABC/Petersham.

An American ABC.

O is for Old Glory. Q is for Quakers. R is for Redskins. S is for South America and Simon Bolivar. A little essay on each.

$85.00

 

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