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Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae Graece et Latine, cum alijs opusculis, quorum Index proxima refertur pagella

[Together With] Institutiones absolutissimæ in Græcam linguam. 

Tubingen & Cologne: Ulrichus Morhandum & Martinus Gymnicus, 1546. 451 (Index & Errata on four unnumbered pages). 15.1 x 9.5 cm. 16th century edition printed in Greek and Latin. Included are Homer, Ranarum & Murium Pugna (24 pages printed in Greek and Latin); Musaeus, Deero et Leandro (26 pages printed in Greek and Latin); Agapeto, Eposito Capitum Damononitiorum (44 pages printed in Greek and Latin); Hipp Ivsivrandum (4 pages) and 17 pages in Greek. BRUNET II 99. [Bound With] Clenardus, Nicolaus -- Text in Greek and Latin. 380 pages. (OCLC 265496015). Both titles printed 1546. From the collection of Broadway producer Crosby Gaige. First title printed within woodcut border with hand coloring, plus 17 woodcut decorative initials with some staining. Unidentified inscription on title page (F.J. Pith?) and early signature annotations, unidentified stamp, Crosby Gaige bookplate. Save for the title and one following leaf the interior contents are pristine. Later half calf rebacked and marbled boards. All edges red. Near fine. $2,200.00.

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Aesop's Fables Illustrated by Ernest Griset With Text Based Chiefly Upon Croxall, La Fontaine, and L'Estrange.

New York: The American News Company, Nd. 244 pages. 26 x 19 cm. This edition not listed in OCLC. Title page printed in red and black. Index of Contents. Profusely illustrated with full page and black and white illustrations. Griset, French born, the family moved to London early on. He fastidiously drew animals at the London zoo. His technique possesses the faculty of investing animals with human expression, without ever causing them to lose their own identity, or making them look ridiculous. Victoria and Albert Museum has a collection of his work. Backstrip lacks one centimeter square at upper backstrip, rubbing to backstrip joints. Orig. salmon cloth, front cover decorated in gilt and black. Very good. $175.00

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The Fables of Aesop as first printed by William Caxton in 1484 with those of Avian, Alonso and Faggio, now again edited an induced by Joseph Jacobs.

London: David Nutt, 1899. (xx) 283, (v) 322 pages. 19 x 13 cm. Limited edition one of 550. Index and Glossary. Decorated initial letters and some wood-cut illustrations. Printed on acidy paper, slightly toned with wide text margins, contents very clean, uncut edges. Orig. illustrated tan wrappers. Very good. 2 Vols. $200.00

4. Baum, Frank L. 

The Navy Alphabet Pictures by Harry Kennedy * Lettered by Charles Costello.

Chicago & New York: George M. Hill Company, 1900. First edition. Unpaginated. 31.3 x 25.5 cm. 27 color plates printed recto only. First and only edition of this rare oversized fragile picture book. "A" is for Admiral George Dewey, the hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. Although issued simultaneously with The Army Alphabet and likely in the same printing, The Navy Alphabet has proven to be rarer than its companion. Owner inscription free front endpaper dated 1903. Small book label of Floeser & Co. Brooklyn Book Store. Solid copy, plates bright and sharp, wear to corners and backstrip extremities. Smudges to pastedown rear endpaper. BIENVENUE & SCHMIDT. p.182 Orig. illustrated boards, maroon cloth spine. Very good. $2,250.00

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The Wonderful World of Oz. 

West Hatfield: Pennyroyal Press, 1985. 268 pages. 33.5 x 30.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 200 of 350 illustrated and signed by Barry Moser. With an appreciation by Justin G. Shiller, printed by Harold McGrath in Van Dijck type on archival paper with calligraphy by Yvette Rutledge. Sixty three illustrations by Moser. Title page in five color. Shiller notes, "Baum's conscious intention of creating wonder-tales for the modern child continued beyond his great success with 'The Wonderful Wizard.' Yet although he wrote many good fantasies, none ever attained the popularity of his first major work." Also enclosed, two copies of "Forty-Seven Days to Oz.," 23 x 15 cm., unpaginated and printed in 1985. Pennyroyal Checklist 43. Moser chronicles his account his daily thoughts and work in completing his images for the book, also noting 135 preparatory studies were executed in that time period. Some of his drawings for the book pictured herein with dates for each design. Orig. cream boards covers lettered and decorated in gilt and blind. Fine in fine cloth clam shell box. $3,995.00

7. Carroll, Lewis.

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

West Hatfield: Pennyroyal Press, 1982. 145 pages. Folio, 42.5 x 27.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 67 of 350 printed on Pulegium paper specially made for Pennyroyal by Strathmore Paper Company, and signed by Moser, accompanied with an extra suite of signed plates in a separate portfolio each plate signed in pencil by Moser. Seventy-five wood-engravings, including one double-page, by Barry Moser. Text printed in red, blue and black, title calligraphy by G. G. Laurens. Moser's skill and eloquence as an artist, as well as a fine craftsman presented here. One of the most well-regarded productions from an important press. Illustrated by Barry Moser with a Preface and Notes by James R. Kincaid. Text edited by Selwyn Goodacre. PENNYROYAL 26. Publisher's half purple morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Decorative endpapers in yellow and white. The additional suite of prints in a linen portfolio. Housed together in the publisher's quarter purple morocco clamshell case. Components in fine condition, slipcase front cover toned. Very good. $6,650.00

8. Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson.

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book A Selection From The Unpublished Writings And Drawings Of Lewis Carroll Together With Reprints From Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First edition. [XVI] (1) 375 (1) pages. 20 x 13.5 cm. Illustrations mostly after Dodgson's photographs. The first work is the first publication of Dodgson's manuscript notebook of "Alice;" the second is an interesting miscellany of Carroliana. Buxton Forman's copy with his bookplate. Front cover and spine decorated and illustrated in gilt, rubbing to backstop extremities, interior bright and fresh. Orig. publisher's decorated red cloth. Teg. Very good. $695.00

9. Cox, Palmer.

The Brownies Around The World.

New York: Century Company, 1895. First edition. 144 pages (XII). 26 x 21.5 cm. The fourth book in the series. Test bright, faultless with a plethora of images by Palmer Cox also fresh. Free front endpaper with scant evidence of bookplate removal, Harold Bond owns this book presented by Aunt Em." Orig. full color full color illustrations on tan glazed boards. Fine in very good dust wrapper with modest spine and edge nicks. $825.00

10. Crane, Walter.

A Collection Twenty One Picture Books: Large Series and Re-Issue Series. 

London & New York & Chicago: John Lane The Bodley Head & Stone & Kimball, Late 19th early 20th century. 26.3 x 22 cm. All are color plates engraved on wood by Edmund Evans, and printed verso or recto with blank backing, all original covers bound-in. Titles include many of the classic children's tales: The Absurd ABC. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. The Baby's Own Alphabet. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. Beauty And The Beast. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. Blue Beard. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. Cinderella. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. The Fairy Ship. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. The Forty Thieves. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. The Frog Prince. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. Goody Two Shoes. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. The Hind In The Wood. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. Jack And The Bean Stalk. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 8 plates. King Luckie Boy's Party. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. This Little Pig Went To Market. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. Little Red Riding Hood. (Re-Issue) 6 plates. Mother Hubbard. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. Puss In Boots. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. The Sleeping Beauty. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. The Three Bears. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 8 plates. Valentine And Orson. (Re-Issue) 8 plates. The Yellow Dwarf. (Re-Issue, Large Series) 6 plates. Interior and covers are pristine, a few cover images slightly shaved at margins. Half navy blue calf slightly rubbed and matching cloth, raised bands marbled endpapers. Aeg. Very good.  $3,350.00

10A. _____.

Walter Crane's Picture Books -- Bluebeard, The Fairy Ship, The Hind In The Wood, This Little Pig, King Luckyboy's Party, Puss In Boots, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Bears, The Yellow Dwarf.

Springfield MA : The H.R. Huntting Co. Inc, Nd. 28 x 23 cm. Offered as a lot only. Interior contents are as issued, color lithographs as originally published, all Crane's images printed recto and verso only as per first editions. Replication of the first editions with colors as bright and fresh as the originals. Bound in similar fashion, blue cloth spines, blue/gray stiff wrappers, front cover lettered in black. Only fault, three lower front tips nicked with slight loss (Fairy Ship, Hind In The Wood, This Little Pig). Interior contents as new. Orig. printed stiff wrappers. Near fine. 9 Vols. $525.00

11. Crane, Walter (Illustrator).

Eight Illustrations To Shakespeare's Tempest Engraved & Printed By Duncan C. Dallas Dallastype Press No5.

London: J.M. Dent & Co: Aldine House, 1893. Folio, 36 x 28 cm. Limited edition, copy 294 of 600 signed by Duncan C. Dallas and Walter Crane. All plates with lettered tissue guards: black and white plates mounted and matted on board stock. Title page printed in red. Book label of Harvey Frost interior of solander box. Repair to interior joint of solander box. Interior contents and plates clean and fresh. Loose as issued in publisher gilt stamped red and green cloth solander box. Very good. $950.00

11A. _____.

The Wonder Book For Girls And Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1893. 210 pages 22.5 x 16 cm. Sixty designs including nineteen color lithograph plates by Walter Crane. Bound by Leonard Mounteney at The Monastery Hill Bindery. Spencer [WALTER CRANE pp. 138], notes, "He also continued to work on more specific colour commissions in several publications for older children. The earliest and best of these was Hawthorne's WONDER BOOK, whose designs he completed while in Florida in the early summer of 1892....The lithographs were admirably printed by Houghton Mifflin at the Riverside Press." Raised bands, spine panels richly decorated in gilt leaf motifs. Scattered, minor text toning. Three quarter polished rust levant, covers and endpapers in diaper pattern floral motif. Aeg. Fine. $1,350.00


Shakespeare's Comedy Of The Merry Wives Of Windsor Presented In Eight Pen Designs Engraved & Printed By Duncan C. Dallas.

London: George Allen Ruskin House, 1894. Folio, 36 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 118 of 650 signed by Duncan C. Dallas and Walter Crane. Title leaf, colophon, and eight engravings by Walter Crane engraved by Duncan C. Dallas on India tissue. First few and last leaves toned at margins, with same slight fault at image margins not affecting latter. Images sharp and clean. Orig. green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Teg. Near fine. $695.00


Princess Belle Etoile.

London & New York: John Lane, 1895. 6 pages of text. 27 x 23 cm. Five full-page color wood engraved plates printed by Edmund Evans. Walter Crane's Picture Books, Large Series. SPENCER, p.39, notes, "Walter Crane's reputation as a children's book illustrator is founded on colour work for sixpenny and shilling picture books printed by Edmund Evans and published by Routledge between 1865 and 1875." Minor wear at lower spine. Orig. stiff wrappers, front cover in decorated frame illustrated in red and black against a delft blue background. Near fine. $200.00

13. Doyle, Richard (Illustrator).

In Fairy Land A series of Pictures from the Elf World by William Allingham. 

London: Longman Green & Company, 1875. Second edition. 31 pages. Folio, 37 x 26.8 cm. 16 pages of color wood engraved plates, containing 36 images printed by Edmund Evans. This is "Dicky" Doyle's most ambitious and successful work, the brother of James Doyle and uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. GORDON N. RAY, THE ILLUSTRATOR AND THE BOOK IN ENGLAND 1790-1914,146. "Looking within himself, Doyle found a fantastic but consistently imagined world in which fairies and elves live in the open air among birds, butterflies, snails, and beetles as large as themselves..........Edmund Evans's fine wood engravings for this volume are the largest engravings he made during his long career as a color printer." Bound by Asprey with a gilt dragonfly wing design spanning the covers, gilt decorated endpapers. Original green cloth gilt decorated and lettered cover and spine laid-in at rear. Orig. full vellum backstrip decorated in gilt motifs. Aeg. Fine in fine matching custom slipcase, tan leather lined. $3,950.00

14. Fisher, Bud. T

The Mutt And Jeff Cartoons Book 2.

Boston: Ball Publishing Company, 1913. First edition. Unpaginated. Oblong landscape format, 14 x 39 cm. As Fisher noted, "The only excuse for publishing "Book Two" is the fact that "Book One" put several pennies in the strong box." Clean, bright copy. Orig. pictorial boards and blue cloth spine. Near fine. $200.00

15. Greenaway, Kate.

A Apple Pie.

London : George Routledge & Sons, 1886. First edition. 44 pages. 21.5 x 26.5 cm. Color printing by Edmund Evans in his three color process. Twenty full page color plates printed recto only. Each letter of the alphabet with explication and illustration. Navy endpapers, backstrip head worn, front cover corner wear. Orig. brown cloth spine and illustrated pale gray boards. Very good. $225.00

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Kate Greenaway's Almanack For 1891.

London: George Routledge & Sons, (1890). First edition. Unpaginated, 12 leaves. 10 x 7 1/2 cm. Twenty-two color illustrations printed by Edmund Evans. Greenaway notes, "I do not know why I cared most to draw children in old-fashioned dresses, except that old-fashioned things were always very pleasing to me. GORDON N. RAY, p.157. Bright, clean copy. Front cover depicts young lady holding an infant in her arms with two young children at either side within a floral leaf border. Orig. white leather lettered and decorated in gilt. Aeg. Near fine. (#17597) $200.00

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Under The Window Pictures & Rhymes for Children Engraved & Printed by Edmund Evans.

London : George Routledge & Sons, 1878. First edition. [4] 64 pages. 24 x 19 cm. This first printing has the three illustrations on pages. 21, 35 and 63, which were omitted from later printings. Bright, fresh copy. Book label J. Bay, 16 Mount St. front cover pastedown. Owner inscription first leave after endpaper dated Nov/79. Slight rubbing to extremities. Orig. decorated and laminated boards. Very good. $150.00

18. Greenaway, Kate (Illustrator).

A Day In A Child's Life Engraved & Printed by Edmund Evans.

London : George Routledge & Sons, ca 1881. First edition. 29 pages. 25 x 21 cm. Music by Myles B. Foster. Owner inscriptions front endpapers and one on half-title dated 1884. There are three leaves decorated in color prior to title page. Cover lightly soiled, nicks to front cover fore-edge and front cover foot. Orig. decorated and laminated light green boards. Very good. $150.00

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The Language of Flowers.

London: George Routledge, (1884). First edition. 80 pages. 15 x 12 cm. Forty-eight colored picture pages printed by Edmund Evans. Charles Baker in his "Bibliography of British Book Illustrators 1860-1900 notes, "It is extremely difficult to identify early issues of some of Kate Greenaway's books;" however, in this instance there is little doubt as to the issue. BAKER G66a. Pale green endpapers, spine a hint darkened, interior contents very fresh and bright. Orig. white pebble grained cloth, triple gilt front cover border panels. Aeg. Near fine. $400.00


Little Ann And Other Poems by Jane and Ann Taylor.

London : George Routledge & Sons, 1883. First edition. 64 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. Color printing by Edmund Evans in his three color process. Dedicated to Godfrey, Dorothy Oliver & Maud Children of Frederick Locker, Esq. Fifty-eight Evans illustrations and vignettes with white pictorial title-page. Slight spotting to title page, balance of text and images clean and very fresh. Orig. green cloth spine, laminated and illustrated boards, yellow endpapers. Near fine. $175.00

21. Grigorieff (Boris Dmitrievich, illustrator ) and "Sasha Chernii" (pseud.).

Detskii Ostrov (Children's Island).

Berlin & Gdansk: Slovo, 1921. First edition. 159 pages. 31 x 25 cm. Illustrated with lithographs by B. D. Grigoriev. Lithographed title, 19 full-page lithographs, illustrations in text. Grigoriev, a brilliant social cartoonist also exhibited with Mir Iskusstva [The World of Art]. Some of his most delightful pictures appear here. "Line encloses all the weight of form within its angles and dispenses with all the immaterial," he explained. "Line is the creator's swiftest and most immediate method of expression." Like Vladimir Nabokov, Sasha Chorny left for Berlin in 1920 and eventually settled in Paris. The Soviets reprinted Detskii Ostrov in 1928 with new illustrations. Chorny died of a heart attack while helping his neighbors put out a fire. Rats Collection 74; Rossiiskaia Gosudarstvennaia Biblioteka, Klassika, 2006, p.229. Free front endpaper renewed, modest extremity rubbing. Original cloth-backed boards with a hand-colored lithographed label designed by Grigoriev. Top edge dyed yellow. $3,250.00

22. Humphrey, Maud.

Baby's Record with twelve illstrations in Colour and thirty illustrations in black & white.

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1898. First edition. 29 x 23 cm. Unpaginated. All color plates are lithographs. Old fashioned entry book for entering dates of Baby firsts. This unused copy clean with no owner entries. The author, mother of actor Humphrey Bogart was an illustrator, water colorist, and suffragette. Slight soil lower front cover at margin. generally fresh and crisp. Orig. light blue/gray cover decorated in gilt. Aeg. Very good/Near fine. $170.00

23. _____.

Maud Humphrey's Mother Goose.

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1891. First edition. 29 x 23 cm. Twenty-four chromolithograph leaves printed recto only, including title. Classic children's rhymes, full page images generally clean, some modest toning to title and frontispiece, owner inscription front cover paste-down dated 1891, mild wear to corners and backstrip extremities. Orig. illustrated boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Very good. $200.00

24. Kay, Helen.

Picasso's World of Children With An Introduction By Daniel-Henry Kahnwieler.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. First edition. 240 pages. 32 x 25 cm. Signed presentation copy in black ink "et pour mon ami, Carol -- a friend for fifty years with love Helen Kay." 190 illustrations, twenty eight in color. List of Reproductions by Chapters. A few faint toning marks at fore-edges. Orig. cream cloth. Fine in in slightly nicked dust wrapper. $125.00

25. L'Engle, Madeleine.

A Wrinkle in Time.

New York: Ariel Books/Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First edition. 211 pages. 21 x 14.5 cm. First Edition of the 1963 Newbery Medal winner, the 1965 Sequoyah Book Award, and the 1965 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Dust jacket in the second state, with the Newbery Medal sticker applied. The first in the author's series of novels for children of the Murry and O'Keefe families. L'Engle drew upon her interest in science, and here she combines time travel science fiction in a children's book. as the characters journey through space and time, from universe to universe, the travail between light and darkness. The novel includes references to Einstein's theory of relativity. Rare in the first edition, in unclipped jacket. Backstrip faded, back cover of dust wrapper with a few stains. Orig. gray cloth and boards. Very good in nicked dust wrapper. $5,950.00

26. Marshak, Samuil Yakovlevich.

Dom kotoryi postroil Dzhek [The House That Jack Built] Illustrated by Vladimir Mikhailovich Konashevich.

Petersburg & Moscow: Giz, 1924. First edition. 30 pages. 26 x 17.5 cm. The first Russian translation of popular English nursery rhymes that Marshak discovered in London. Apparently he was also familiar with Randolph Caldencott's The Three Jovial Huntsmen that he included in the collection as "3 zverolovy." The art, content and treatment remains more Russian than British. This copy has a good deal of edge repair at extremities with archival tape supporting several corners and margins. Hand soiling, and nicks. Bonhams sold a similar repaired copy in 2013 for $2500.00 [American Book Prices Current]. Orig. illustrated wrappers worn. Good. $990.00

27. Meggendorfer, Lothar.

Zum Zeitvertreib fur brave Knaben & Madschen Ein Ziehbilderbuch. 

Munich: Verlag Braun & Schneider, ca1890. Unpaginaged. 33 x 25 cm. Cover title, a pop-up book with eight full-page chromolithographed plates, each with a movable tab to set the scene in motion. The poems describing each plate are captioned: Die Gouvernante, Der Billardspieler, Der Schmetterlingsfanger, Der Gratulant, Der vergessene Hausshlussel Der durstige Kasperl, Der genfangene Turko, and Der Apfeldieb. "There is little doubt that the most elaborate and ingenious movables ever produced were those of the German Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925) made during the 1880s and 1890s....the mechanisms and operations of Meggedorfer's books - not to mention the originality of the figures -- are far superior to any others published before or since. The devices that operated the various figures in his books consisted of a series of inter-connecting cardboard levers sandwiched between the coloured illustration on the front of the oblong leaf and the dummy pasted behind it. The animated limbs and heads were cut-out models on the front of the picture, and moving the tab set the whole scene in motion [see: HAINING, Movable Books, pp.65-73]. Overall a clean copy with all tabs functional. Orig. publisher's pictorial boards colored in red, black and blue with cloth backstrip renewed. Very good. $995.00

28. Milne, Alan Alexander.

Winnie-The-Pooh Decorations By Ernest H. Shepard.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. First American edition. 158 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. Clean, bright and fresh copy. Illustrated endpapers. Only fault, two thin creases at front cover. Orig. green cloth front cover decorated and illustrated in gilt. Near fine. $1,195.00

29. Parrish, Maxfield (Illustrator).

The Knave of Hearts by Louise Sanders.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. 47 pages. Folio, 35 x 29 cm. Susan Meyer, AMERICA'S GREAT ILLUSTRATORS p.120, notes, "Only a mind rich in fantasy could have produced the unforgettable creatures populating his many children's books: The Reluctant Dragon in "Dream Days," Humpty Dumpty in "Mother Goose in Prose," Prince Agib and Sinbad in "The Arabian Nights," Pompdebile in "The Knave of Hearts."......His characterizations, combined with his strong sense of design, made him the most popular advertising and cover design artist of his time." Clean, copy of a children's classic; interior bright and clean, nicks to backstrip extremities and corners. Orig. black cloth, pictorial paper front cover in colors. Near fine. $2,050.00

30. _____.


Racine: Artists And Writers Guild, (1925). 28 pages. Folio, 32 x 26 1/2 cm. Fifteen full-page color plates and eight color illustrations in the text. Susan Meyer, AMERICA'S GREAT ILLUSTRATORS p.120, notes, "Only a mind rich in fantasy could have produced the unforgettable creatures populating his many children's books: The Reluctant Dragon in "Dream Days," Humpty Dumpty in "Mother Goose in Prose," Prince Agib and Sinbad in "The Arabian Nights," Pompdebile in "The Knave of Hearts."......His characterizations, combined with his strong sense of design, made him the most popular advertising and cover design artist of his time." Interior and covers fresh, firm and very clean, as new copy. Orig. spiral bound illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine. $1,600.00

31. Potter, Beatrix.

Ginger & Pickles.

New York: Frederick Warne And Co., (1909). First American edition. 52 pages. 15.5 x 14 cm. Colour frontispiece, plain title vignette, 9 colour plates, colour pictorial endpapers. Originally a manuscript presented to Harold Warne's daughter as a Christmas present, but with one of the illustrations it contained cut-out for use in the book. The tale tells of two shopkeepers, the eponymous Ginger & Pickles, who extend unlimited credit to their customers (a veritable who's-who of characters from Beatrix's other works) and, as a result, are forced to go out of business. One of Warne's larger format Potter books. QUINBY 17a. Orig. publisher's tan boards, color pictorial inset front cover. Fine in fine velvet lined half green morocco and green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, raised bands and spine panels also gilt. Box bound by Asprey. $550.00

32. _____.

The Tailor Of Gloucester.

New York: Frederick Warne And Co., 1903. First American edition. 85 pages. 14 x 11 cm. illustrated with a color frontispiece (man and woman in period dress on a cobblestone street with Simpkin in the background), twenty-six color illustrations, bound in publisher's dark green boards with inset color illustration of a mouse seated on a thimble reading the paper. Decorated endpapers. Orig. green boards lettered in silver, cover illustration inset in triangular frame. Fine. $650.00

33. _____.

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1930. First American edition. 141 pages. 21 x 16 cm. Color frontispiece, 5 colour illustrations, and 34 full-page black and white illustrations. Curiously, the first American edition preceded the English edition resulting in an additional 12 drawings plus 13 head and tailpieces not included in the English edition. Laid-in at rear is the entire original yellow and blue dust wrapper. Although this was the last in the Peter Rabbit series, Little Pig Robinson was first written by Potter after a holiday in Falmouth in 1893. A prequel of sorts to Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat, Little Pig Robinson was offered to Warne for publication in 1929 partly to appease the publisher after Warne refused publication of Fairy Caravan in the UK. QUINBY 30A. Bound by Asprey in full navy morocco, front cover pictorial inset, gilt decorated dentelles, floral print endpapers. Aeg. Fine. $495.00

34. _____.

The Tale of Mr. Tod.

New York & London: Frederick Warne And Co., 1912. First edition. 94 pages. 14 x 11 cm. First edition, first or second printing with date on title, color frontispiece and 14 color plates, plain title vignette and illustrations in text. illustrated endpapers, bookplate and owner inscription verso free front endpaper. LINDOR p.429. QUIMBY 21. Orig. light gray boards lettered in black, cover illustration inset in frame. Near fine. $600.00

35. Rackham, Arthur (Illustrator).

Cinderella Retold By C.S. Evans And Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

London & Philadelphia: William Heinemann & J.B. Lippincott Co, 1919. 109 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Limited edition signed by Rackham, copy 198 of 325 on Japanese Vellum. Tipped-in color frontispiece mounted on cream paper, color title page, three double page illustrations [silhouette drawings with color], one single page silhouette drawing with color, and 36 silhouette drawings in the text, decorated endpapers. HAMILTON p.118. "It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium (silhouette), being able to evoke character and humour by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two dimensional effect of his pen work to lead the reader through the book and keep the story going." LATIMORE & HASKELL p.49. Bright, clean copy, two small adhesion marks back cover. Orig. vellum backed, gilt decorated boards. Near fine in very good slipcase. $1,950.00

36. Sendak, Maurice (Illustrator).

The Cunning Little Vixen by Rudolf Tesnohlidek.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985. First edition. 186 pages. 24 x 19.5 cm. Signed by Sendak on title page.Illustrated in color by Maurice Sendak. The adventures of Sharp-Ears, the enchanting heroine of the author's classic Czech novel of human and animal relationships deftly poised between poetry and farce. Decorated color endpapers in animal motifs. Signed by Sendak on title page. Orig. dark green cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper. $200.00

37. _____.

The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm Selected by Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First edition. 332 pages. 18 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated in black and white by Maurice Sendak. Translated by Lore Segal with four tales translated by Randall Jarrell. Segal and Sendak chose twenty seven of 210 stories. Signed presentation copy on half title "for Jane - Maurice Sendak Jan. 74." Lovely, fresh set, dust wrapper of volume one nicked at head. Orig. decorated brown cloth. Fine in near dust wrappers in fine slipcase. 2 vols. $250.00

38. _____.

King Grisly-Beard Translated by Edgar Taylor.

New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1973. First edition. Unpaginated. 22.5 x 15 cm. Signed presentation copy on free front endpaper in blue ink, "To David Greeve - Maurice Sendak Jan. 74." A tale from the Brothers Grimm illustrated with color plates on each page. Orig. brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine in near fine dust wrapper with small nicks at front cover lower corner and spine. $240.00

39. Zvorkin, Boris Vasilevich & Aleksandr Sergyeevich Pushkin.

Le Coq d'Or, et d'Autres Contes.

Paris: Piazza, 1925. 76 pages. 29.5 x 23.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 211 of 775 on Velin Pur Fill. French translation by N. Andreieff. Half-title printed in bistre and gilt, decorative title, one headpiece, four section titles, four chapter openings, all printed in colors and gilt, 20 colored lithograph plates with tissue guards, text printed in black within light brown decorative border, occasional decorative flourishes in light brown and gilt, all after Zvorikin. An edition of the famous Pushkin skazka illustrated in the Bilibin manner by Zvorikin after fleeing to Paris after the Bolshevik Revolution. The clever artist provides not only extravagant full-page plates highlighted with gold and silver but also ornamental borders and other embellishments. Minor nicks to leather spine label. Multi decorated cloth, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Near fine.  $1,975.00