Black Beauty by Sewell, Altemus edition, ca 1915.

Black Beauty, Altemus edition.

Quite a beautiful copy with unsigned coloured plates. The top board plate seems to be from the John Beer illustration, minus the park railings, in the 1894 Jarrold's edition. Altemus published numerous versions of Black Beauty, this one is not often found.



Contes des Fees Illustres (Perrault). Lefevre, Guerin, ca. 1895.

Les Contes des Fees Illustres.

A simply beautiful little gift book, containing la Belle au bois dormant; le Petit chaperon rouge, la Barbe-bleu, le Maitre chat, les Fees, Cendrillon, Riquet a la houppe, le Petit Poucet, Peau d'ane, les Souhaits ridicules, l'Adroite Princess. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Mother Goose. (Richardson)

Mother Goose. (Richardson)

The classic American mother goose. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs. (First)

R. Caldecott's Collection of Pictures and Songs. (First)

Queen of Hearts, John Gilpin, Babes in the Wood, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Mad Dog, Three Jovial Huntsmen, The House that Jack Built.



Moominsummer Madness. Tove Jansson. Walck 1961 1st US printing.

Moominsummer Madness.

"The Moomin family keeps finding itself swept into marvelous adventures and extraordinary encounters, all of which it faces with characteristic imperturbability." Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

We try to keep Moomins in stock and at the time of this writing have two others, less expensive. Use the Search.



20399 Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Taft Hotel

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, (Taft Hotel Edition)

An attractive novelty Alice, on pulp paper, appears to be 20s to early 30's from decor, but these were published over many decades. Other titles, all in yellow-orange, were Murder at the Rue Morgue, A Study in Scarlet, Last of the Mohicans... "When the Taft was built in 1926, it was one of the premier tourist hotels in the city. The Roxy Theater opened next door the following year, and the old Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue at 50th Street helped provide steady business." NYT: After a shabby period, it was reborn in the 90s as the Michaelangelo Hotel. It's easy to be nostalgic about a hotel that gave out complimentary books!



20083 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Bessie Pease Gutmann

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A lovely gift copy must have been simultaneous with the Dodge edition, with all 10 plates. Mylar jacket.



Black Beauty by Sewell /Lucy Kemp-Welch, illustrator.

Black Beauty

Since the original printing of these beautiful illustrations is hard to find at any price, we included this nice reproduction. A good birthday present. Note: This book has been sold.



R. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs.

R. Caldecott's Second Collection of Pictures and Songs.

The Milkmaid, Hey Diddle Diddle, Baby Bunting, The Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate, A Frog he Would a Wooing Go, Come Lads and Lasses, Ride A Cock Horse to Banbury Cross, A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare, Mrs. Mary Blaze, The Great Panjandrum Himself. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



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