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A Horn Book Calendar 1964
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A Horn Book Calendar 1964
Boston: The Horn Book, 1963 Cooney, Barbara 
5" x 6-1/2" Card covers and 12 leaves tied with white cord. Barbara Cooney's striking scratchboard illustrations decorate each month of the year. Short biography of Cooney by Lee Kingman to verso of upper cover. A little spotting to covers else Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Books for Boys and Girls 1926
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Books for Boys and Girls 1926
New York: Macmillan Company, 1926 
5-1/4"x8" Illustrated wraps. 48pp plus 8 color and 8 black & white plates, and with numerous small in-text drawings from the catalogue's offerings. Macmillan's juvenile department was created in 1919 and was the first juvenile department in the country, probably the first anywhere, ushering in an exciting, creative decade in children's book publishing. Over 400 titles from Macmillan's American and English catalogues were offered here, with each of the new books fully described. The perennially popular "Silver Pennies" was added to the Little Library books, new titles by Thornton Burgess and Rachel Field appeared, as well as Anne Carroll Moore's "The Three Owls," Attilio Mussino's wonderful Pinocchio and other memorable books. Illustrators included Marguerite de Angeli, Dorothy Lathrop, Elizabeth MacKinstry, Dugald Walker, Lois Lenski, Willy Pogany, Boris Artzybasheff, and many others. A fascinating look at children's book publishing between the wars and an excellent reference. Spine separated above and below staples, repaired tears to upper cover else Good+ 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Clarion Books Fall 2000
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Clarion Books Fall 2000

8"x9" Pictorial wraps feature art by Trina Schart Hyman for Karen Cushman's Matilda Bone. 68pp. The publisher's well-illustrated fall 2000 catalogue. Upper corner bumped else Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Harter Publications and Supplies, 1931-1932, Catalog 84
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Harter Publications and Supplies, 1931-1932, Catalog 84

5.75"x8.5" Stapled paper wraps. 32pp including covers of an illustrated catalogue of Harter's school offerings in the early Depression years. Laid in is a second 16pp booklet, 8.5"x3.75", featuring ads for more Harter publications and products. The most expensive item on this booklet's price list was "Manuscript Writing for Teachers" at $1. Small tear to lower cover, paper browning else Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Library of Games
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Library of Games
Leicester, MA: Russell Press, 1935 
Set of six children's "Big-Little Card Games" housed in a box with a printed label. Games are: Old Maid, Authors, Dr. Quack, Slap Jack, Animal Rummy, and Crossword. Cards for some games are illustrated, some not; some illustrations are in color and some in line. Instructions are included with each game except Old Maid. The cards for Crossword are well used with vertical creases. Cards for Old Maid also have some creasing and show useage. The cards for the remaining games are Very Good to Fine. Boxes are Very Good or better though Old Maid has a little chipping. There are pressure marks on the Old Maid and Crossword boxes and on the end of the large card box, which also has a stain on the back. Overall a Very Good set of these delightful paper toys. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mother Goose: 3 Picture Puzzles
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Mother Goose: 3 Picture Puzzles
Akron: Saalfield, 1943 Hays, Ethel 
Set of three 8-3/4" x 9-1/2" cardboard jigsaw puzzles of characters from Mother Goose in the original box. The set includes Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog (pictured on box cover), Little Boy Blue, and Little Bo Peep, all delightfully illustrated in bright colors by Ethel Hays. Puzzles are Near Fine. Box is Very Good with original store sticker to upper cover, edges rubbed with some wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Original Art by "nena"
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Original Art by "nena"

8-1/2" x 10-3/4" Original art on paper. A small boy chases his dog through a field of flowers, signed by "nena" to the lower right. With the exception of white highlights on the clouds, it appears that the image was created with an airbrush. The paper is quite darkened and lightly frayed at upper edge. The verso is stamped: Original Designs / Register No 119 / Hollywood Artists. Below that is stamped what appears to be: Duane A. Thompson / Los Angeles California. Below that is a red stamp of a design of a woman in a full, floor length dress, with "nena" below in script. Probably dates from the 1940's. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Original Art: pen and gouache illustration used for
8 Bodecker, N. M. [Niels Mogens]
Original Art: pen and gouache illustration used for "The Feminine Mistaque"
Reader's Digest, October 1967 
The image is approximately 5-1/2"x6" on 10"x15" illustration board. The puddle of water is pasted on the board. There are printing notations and cropping tape outside the image area with random pin holes around the margins of the board. The verso of the board has masking tape around all edges with additional printing notations. This crisp, detailed image is signed on the lower left by N. M. Bodecker, who also illustrated many wonderful children's books. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Original Art: ink and gouache illustration entitled
9 Jaxon, Su
Original Art: ink and gouache illustration entitled "Tidings of Joy"

A festive, colorful Christmas scene featuring a distinctively dressed Santa Claus and two happy children with toys, possibly a greeting card design, ca 1960's. The illustration is on light board 9-3/4"x14" with the signed image measuring 5-1/2"x11". There are notations at the bottom of the board and a small paper label with the title, artist's name and address is taped to the verso. The board is browning, the image clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Paper Dollhouses and Paper Dollhouse Furniture, Jendrick, Barbara Whitton
10 Jendrick, Barbara Whitton
Paper Dollhouses and Paper Dollhouse Furniture
Privately published, 1975 
Quarto. Illustrated wraps. 25pp with many black & white illustrations from photographs. Discusses and pictures examples of paper dollhouses and furniture produced by McLoughlin, Stokes, Whitman, Pellerin, and several other companies. Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Locke, John
"Books seem to me to be pestilent things..."
New York: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, n.d. (ca 198?) Gorey, Edward 
14" x 8-3/4" folded stock printed with Gorey's illustration for and hand lettering of John Locke's comment on the evil spawned by books and booksellers. "Books seem to me to be pestilent things, and infect all that trade in them...with something very perverse and brutal..." The 3.5" x 2-3/4" color image portrays a bleak scene where a sinister character with a satisfied smirk, clutching a large tome to his breast, strides away from a precipice. Behind him can be seen the feet of his unfortunate victim, who is obviously plummeting downward head-first. Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Kid Stuff Volume One, Marshall, Frances Ireland
12 Marshall, Frances Ireland
Kid Stuff Volume One
Chicago: Magic Inc. 1967 Third Edition 
8vo. Stapled wraps. 96pp with occasional illustrations from photographs and drawings. Contains the author's tricks and clowning routines and some of other performers who also worked with children. Covers lightly worn with small chips at spine ends else about Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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