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Birds and Animals. McLoughlin, 1920's.

Birds and Animals.

A beautiful big book, with what I would assume are older chromolithos inside, a bit fainter than the birds on the cover. The sepia pictures are very nice, all by the same anonymous artist. This large book is constructed with half folio sheets glued together, rather than folded sheets.

$85.00

 

Tots' Toys Dean's Rag Book #356.

Tots' Toys.

Toy pictures in bright primary colours in a cute little book.

$95.00

 

The Cow Picture Book. anon. New York: McLoughlin Bros. Inc., #1314, no date. ca

The Cow Picture Book.

A serious cow on the cover: Mostly about Guernsey and Holstein cows, with some sheep and goats. Pictures are from the turn of the century, not in World Cat and scarce.

$125.00

 

Mother Goose Rhymes. (Clara Burd)

Bright full pictures that are really brought out by the glazed linen. This Book has been SOLD.

$155.00

 

The Nursery ABC

The Nursery ABC.

A charming redheaded child on the front and an interesting primer, a variant of an older one (uses Xerxes and Obelisk). Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$12.00

 

Let's See the ABC. Peggy Cloth-Books.

Let's See the ABC.

Three seals on a stage hold up the ABC, inside most pages have humorous drawings for each letter, two to a page. With contemporary article on this book by Workbook magazine Vol. 16, No. 8, May 1951 laid in, at which point the publisher is still listed as "Peggy Cloth-Books, Inc". (Platt and Munk published these in the 60's) A piece of Americana in lovely condition.

$75.00

 

Friends on the Farm ABC.

Friends on the Farm ABC.

Eight gentle, large pictures of farm animals, including a lovely white draft horse and her baby, and a nice mother Pointer and her puppies; smaller drawings for each letter of the alphabet in burnt sienna and orange, which look to be by the same artist. Note: This book has been SOLD.

$65.00

 

Little Learner's A.B.C.

Little Learner's A.B.C.

Very deep chromolithos with heavy glazing intact and fine drawings, made possible by a finer quality of linen than was used later, although the book is not trimmed on the straight of the goods. The precise drawings give good examples of children's clothing of the time, a change from the woodcuts of the publisher's 1884 ABC. Q shows a portrait of an older Queen Victoria with the baby on her lap. Uncommon, in Worldcat. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$125.00

 

Little ABC Book.

Little ABC Book.

Sweet pictures of the little girl on the front, with what appear to be older stock woodcuts to illustrate the letters.

$45.00

 

Little Playmates ABC

Little Playmates ABC

The children in the black and white pictures with plain graphics ride bicycles and wear short, plain dresses; the coloured pictures look more like romantic Victorian productions, perhaps from Valentine stock, with lutes and sheep with ribbons and bells. A lovely full colour portrait on the cover of a boy in knickers peering through a knothole attended by his patient dog. is on the front cover, a funny child dressed as a man reading a newspaper is on the back. All in all a nice collection of stock illustrations.

$45.00

 

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