toys

20178 Toys At Play by Reid photos by Waite. Marshall Fields.

Toys at Play.

It's 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. As the Children drowsily wait for their mother to finish shopping, they think about what they want for Christmas, and the toys in Marshall Fields begin to come alive. There must be about 50 dolls and toys in this books, all caught by the photographer in the midst of their play. Very bright colours. Sturdy enough for a modern child, of interest to a toy and doll collector.

$110.00

 

21601 Nutcracker of Nuremberg by Cooke.

Nutcracker of Nuremberg.

"A Christmas Fantasy based on the Old Hoffmann Legend". Generously illustrated in woodcut style with each detail adding to the story (not just repeated margin decorations). The story of two children and their new friend the Nutcracker, who tells them the wonderful and familiar stories of his past.

$48.00

 

20413 LifeandAdventuresofGeneralSpooley by Falls.

The Life and Adventures of General Spooley.

Already a little tree with a glorious future in mind, our tree witnesses a Great War (Civil War) battle with a victorious Union Army. He decides that he wants to become a general, so he grows straight and tall. He is chosen for toy shop lumber and becomes the leader of 11 wooden soldiers for Tommy's Christmas. His excellent discipline and strategy ensure Tommy's victories, and even when some of his men are worn and lost, he is promoted to General and put in charge of a successful army of spools. Then as Tommy grows up, General Spooley helps him with his studies and accompanies him to his base, meeting the original General as an old man. A happy ending ensues for them both, unlike the fate of Andersen's tree. An odd, original book, by a military expert, with rather primitive but charming and colourful chromos, not in Hunt.

$225.00

 

The Toy Shop from Peter Spier's Village.

The Toy Shop from Peter Spier's Village.

The Toy Shop stands up on its own, with no stress on the book. Bright little pictures and a different shaped roof on each building. The buildings in this diecut board village would make a nice, inexpensive collection. Among others in the group are: The Pet Store (Animalerie, which we have), Food Market,  Fire House, Toy  Shop, My School, Bill's Service Station. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$8.00

 

Hannibal and the Bears.

Now that the Shoe Shop Bears live in a real home with the Trinket Family, they set out to rescue some lonely discarded toys and secrete them around the house. Among them is Hannibal, a once-magnificent elephant on wheels. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$8.00

 

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