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Beatrice of St. Mawse; A Story for Girls
1 Beatrice of St. Mawse; A Story for Girls
London John Morgan Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Colour Frontispiece 
Original brown blindstamped cloth on boards. Ca. 1850. Small tear head of spine. Beatrice is a 6-year-old Spanish girl, the lone survivor of a shipwreck on St. Mawes, on the south coast of Cornwall, England. The rector takes her in. Easily readable, with scattered spots of foxing. Previous owner's name and address (Cannada W.) (sic). Colour frontispiece. 126 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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By the Fireside; A Book of Good Stories for Young People
2 By the Fireside; A Book of Good Stories for Young People
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall A.S. Cox, Edmund H. Garrett, Palmer Cox, et al 
Original full colour pastedown of boy and girl playing checkers on boards. Red cloth backstrip. Fireside Series. Previous owner's name with date (1898). At least ten different artists' names appear on the many drawings. Uncredited colour frontispiece of a little girl and a cat with a plate of cherries. Several random stories with illustrations. About 100 unnumbered pages. Short tear in backstrip and general edge wear.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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Child's Book of 100 Pictures
3 Child's Book of 100 Pictures
Concord, NH Rufus Merrill Hard Cover Good No Jacket 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall Uncredited 
Original brown blind-stamped cloth on boards. NO references or other copies found. Circa 1850, this is not one of the Toys Series, for there are 96 pp. and the rear free endpaper is blank Arranged in six sections of 16 pp. each. Book of pictures, girls' and boys' primers, nursery rhymes, gems for girls and boys, child's picture book, and book about animals. This little gem appears complete and intact, although the text block is somewhat strained, revealing the stitching. I saw two pictures that were neatly and lightly coloured in pencil. Previous owner's name, "Lula Sherburne". Overall 2 3/4 x 4 in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Famous Adventures
4 Famous Adventures
Springfield, MA McLoughlin Bros., Inc. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Stanley Berkeley, W. Hatherell, et al 
Original full pictorial colour pastedown on paper boards, backed in purple cloth. A later McLoughlin, since the Springfield address dates them after the sale in 1920 to Milton Bradley. Fearsome plights from around the world. Attacked by man-eaters, Tales of Niagara, Some adventures with snakes, etc. Photo shows general edge wear to cover. Interior clean, with some delicate gutters, but no separation yet. Scribbles on cover and previous owner's scrawls on first free endpaper. 123 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Fighting a Goose; and Other Stories
5 Fighting a Goose; and Other Stories
Edinburgh Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier Decorative Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Mabel Taylor 
Original colour pictorial on green cloth. No author. No date. Stories are Fighting a Goose, The Strange Adventures of an Old Gentleman, Poor Bobby, Johnny and Will, and The Dog that Had His Day. Estimated 1891. 61 pp. plus 16-page catalog. Endpapers tanned.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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Golden Deeds; Stories from History, Retold for Little Folk
6 Golden Deeds; Stories from History, Retold for Little Folk
London Blackie and Son Limited Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Uncredited, Some in Colour 
Original colour illustrated paper boards backed in brown cloth. Edge wear and a few finger smudges, but generally good condition. How Horatius Kept the Bridge, Casablanca, Handel, Columbus, Antonio Canova, Charlemagne and the Charcoal-burner, and William Tell are the stories, with several full-page drawings, some in colour. A thin book of only about 24 pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Little Rosebud; Pictures and Stories for Young Folks
7 Little Rosebud; Pictures and Stories for Young Folks
N.Y. F.M. Lupton Publishing Company Hard Cover Good  No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Uncredited Colour Front. And b/w Engravings 
Original colour pictorial on paper boards. Illustrations by Louis Monnelle, A.S. Cox, Edmund H. Garrett, G. Francis, Edith L. Foster, Harley, Copeland, Lindsay, C. Barnes, and Palmer Cox, among others. Colour frontispiece of a girl riding a Saint Bernard beside two other girls. Many b/w drawings. Cover edges worn. Pages nearly 100 per cent clean and undamaged. Tiny tear head of backstrip. Approx. 100 pp., unpaginated.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Merry Winter Times or Snow Flakes and Holly Berries
8 Merry Winter Times or Snow Flakes and Holly Berries
N.Y. F.M. Lupton Publishing Company Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Palmer Cox, J.H. Hatfield, et al 
Original illustrated printed paper boards (Child watching two ducks skidding on ice). Small area on upper corners of both boards chewed by rodent. First free endpaper removed. Frontispiece of two little girls with wooden hoop peering through board fence. Several mono illustrations. Rear hinge cracked, but text block very good and secure. Unpaginated. Approx. 62 pp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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More Rupert Adventures; A Daily Express Publication
9 More Rupert Adventures; A Daily Express Publication
London London Express Newspaper, Ltd. 1943 Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bestall 
Cover shows Rupert Bear waving from a tree. Dated 1943 from internet record. A half-dozen tiny pen squiggles on the cover, but none inside ! Even "This book belongs to" is blank ! Minor wear to cover corner tips. Contents: Rupert's Puppy Puzzle; Rupert and the Mare's Nest; Rupert and the Sea-Sprites; Rupert and the Elephants; How to Make a Paper Elephant; Rupert and the Arrows; Rupert, Beppo, and the Caravan; Rupert and the Snuff-Box; and Rupert's "L" Puzzle. 120 pp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Robert Dawson; Or The Brave Spirit
10 Robert Dawson; Or The Brave Spirit
London George Routledge and Sons Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Uncredited Frontispiece 
Red cloth heavily decorated with flowers on boards. Gift note dated 1889. Two cracked gutters glued. All edges gilt. Robert Dawson is a young, well-mannered, responsible boy who respects his parents. When he needs new clothes he earns their price by stacking wood. Author not given, but some sources credit Helen Cross Knight. 124 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Royal Infant Reader; Short Stories in Simple Words
11 Royal Infant Reader; Short Stories in Simple Words
London T. Nelson and Sons, Ltd. Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall Illustrated 
Tan soft cover of 63 pp. with unusual exposed cord binding. Stories and poems for 47 pp., then exercises in spelling, writing, addition, and subtraction. No writing or damage. Rare. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Casket of Gems; A Gift for All Seasons
12 The Casket of Gems; A Gift for All Seasons
Boston William H. Hill, Jr. 1863 Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good  No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Uncredited Engravings 
Original blindstamped purple cloth on boards with gilt spine decoration and lettering. Dull and dusty overall, but securely bound and clean inside except for previous owner's name in pencil and two small name stamps. Eight admonitions and a question, with an engraving beside each (Never be Down-Hearted, Be Cheerful, Do it Well, Be Orderly, Be in Time, Be Humble, Make a Good Use of It, Be Considerate, and Is it Honest ?) Advice all of us could "make a good use of." 93 pp.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Child-Angel and Angel Lilly(plus Barbara Ellerton
13 The Child-Angel and Angel Lilly(plus Barbara Ellerton
Boston Henry Hoyt Decorative Cloth Fair  No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Unidentified 
Original purple blind-stamped cloth on boards. No DJ. The Hillside Library. Three stories is one book. Getting harder to find. Unusual that the third story, Barbara Ellerton, is not mentioned on cover or title.Small portion missing top of spine. General wear, but well bound and intact. 45 pp.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hieroglyphick Bible; Or Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, Represented with Emblematical Figures, for the Amusement of Youth, Etc.
14 The Hieroglyphick Bible; Or Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, Represented with Emblematical Figures, for the Amusement of Youth, Etc.
Hartford S. Andrus & Son 1850 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Nearly Five Hundred Cuts 
Original dark brown blindstamped cloth boards. Title continues: "Designed chiefly to familiarize tender age, in a pleasing and diverting manner, with early ideas of the Holy Scriptures; To which are subjoined, a short account of the lives of the evangelists, and other pieces." - title. Sound, complete, and well-bound. Each page is composed of a few illustrations which are placed in the blank spaces of the text, the complete verse being printed at the bottom of the page. Light foxing throughout, but all text easily readable. 132 pp. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Robin Redbreast Book of Stories
15 The Robin Redbreast Book of Stories
N.Y. McLoughlin Brothers Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Uncredited 
Original red floral-decorated cloth on boards. Half price after I had re-inserted about five leaves, and later discovered that one leaf is MISSING. Brilliant 4-colour frontispiece and 3 additional colour plates as well as many b/w drawings among the stories and poems. Some racial stereotyping. Ca. 1900. Unpaginated. Approx. 100 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Royal Treasury of Story and Song; Part I, Doors of Gold
16 The Royal Treasury of Story and Song; Part I, Doors of Gold
London Thomas Nelson and Sons, Limited Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original decorated tan cloth on boards. Mother's Tales (7), Mother's Songs (11), and Things to Say and Do. Many illustrations, with several in colour. 136 pp. Normal hand soil. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The School Boy's Annual
17 The School Boy's Annual
London Boy's Own Paper Hard Cover Good  No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Various 
Original full pictorial of rugby game on paper boards. Two of four colour plates missing. Red cloth spne has tiny finger tear at head. Minor edge wear. No names or other writing. Circa 1930. Full-page ad for Bassett's Liquorice Allsorts on cover verso. 127 large pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tom Tracy or Whose Is the Victory ? A Tale for the Young
18 Tom Tracy or Whose Is the Victory ? A Tale for the Young
London T. Nelson & Sons 1873 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Brown cloth on beveled boards. Previous owner's name. Full colour frontispiece and title. Tom Tracy, the main character, has managed to lose a crown-piece belonging to a man who believes Tom stole it. It will come out all right in the end. 168 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Young Canada: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys (Twenty-fourth Annual Volume)
19 Young Canada: An Illustrated Magazine for Boys (Twenty-fourth Annual Volume)
Toronto Wm. Bryce 1903 Hard Cover Good  No Jacket Chap Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Photos and Drawings 
Original blue pictorial boards backed in blue cloth. Ship motif. General light edge wear and minor cracking to front hinge, but generally good condition for a heavy book for juvenile readers. 16 full-page drawings present, plus triple foldout frontispiece of polar bear. Many stories. 484 large pp.  
Price: 55.00 USD
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Youpi; Les Albums Roses
20 Youpi; Les Albums Roses
Paris Librairie Hachette 1953 Hard Cover Good Minus  No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original pictorial boards with cloth spine. Ex-library with large "Cancelled" stamps on first and last leaves, with neat tape repairs to first leaf. Youpi is an adorable brown Cocker Spaniel puppy who goes through all the usual antics, from spills to splashes, with charm. Text in French. 24 pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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