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Sammlung Fahnen-und-Standarten-Trager, Alva Bilder
121 Alva Bilder Sammlung Fahnen-und-Standarten-Trager
Bremen Yosma GMBH, Alva Cigaretten Paperback Near Fine 
Book. Oblong 11 By 9 Inches. Circa 1930 Tobacco card album from Alva Cigaretten, Orientalische Cigaretten Compagnie, "Yosma" GMBH, Bremen, complete with 192 bright colorful tobacco cards of German military costumes from the Middle Ages until 1914. Other than minor soilage and wear on the wraps, fine condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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122 An Old School Boy [Thomas Hughes] School Days at Rugby [Tom Brown's School Days at Rugby]
Boston Ticknor and Field 1860 Blindstamped cloth Very Good 
8vo, viii, 405 pp. Later early edition. A handsome bron blindstamped copy, clean and tight inside, with slight cocking of the spine and light edgewear and the like. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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?????.  Nattergalen.  [The Nightingale][Ha-Zamir], Andersen, H.C.  Illustrated by A. Narbitt
123 Andersen, H.C. Illustrated by A. Narbitt ?????. Nattergalen. [The Nightingale][Ha-Zamir]
Moscow Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Near Fine 
4to. 27 by 22.5 cm. Unpaginated, 12 pages. Patterned paper pastedown on boards. Leather title label. Lovely colored silhouette drawings with a high Chinoiserie styling. The binding and the illustrations all seem very much in keeping with the Jugendstil style prevalent in the German-speaking world of the day. The leaves are heavily age toned, as inevitable with the paper stock used. Otherwise, clean and attractive. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Die Prinzessin Und Der Schweinhirt, Andersen, Hans Christian
124 Andersen, Hans Christian Die Prinzessin Und Der Schweinhirt
Wien (Vienna) Gesellschaft Fur Vervielfaltigende Kunst 1897 First Edition Portfolio Very Good Lefler, Heinrich 
Folio. Book. Frontispiece in color, title leaf and 12 numbered color plates illustrated by Heinrich Lefler with gilt or silver highlights. In cream cloth portfolio with blind-embossed pictorial cover highlighted in gold with printed pictorial olive green wrappers. Some light soiling, corners and wrappers worn. Overall still very good copy of tour-de-force Jugendstil or Vienna Secessionist (Wiener Werkstatte) book. Probably Lefler's very first book illustrations! 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Wat Er Alzoo in de Wereld te Zien is.  Een Aardig Boek voor Kinderen, met bijschriften door P. J. Andriessen, Andriessen, P. J. [Pieter Jacob] (1815-1877)
125 Andriessen, P. J. [Pieter Jacob] (1815-1877) Wat Er Alzoo in de Wereld te Zien is. Een Aardig Boek voor Kinderen, met bijschriften door P. J. Andriessen
Amsterdam G. Theod. Bom. Printer: Emrik & Binger (Haarlem) 1874 Wraps Very Good 
Scarce, with the only copy located on OCLC FirstSearch the Koninklijke Bibliothek in the Netherlands. 18 by 13 cm. Unpaginated, 10 leaves, plus wrap covers. Six color plates, each with a flap that when it is pulled up entirely, reveals a completely different illustration, and one that is a complete contrast to the top illustration. Thus an image of a ship at sea becomes bedouins in the desert; an erupting volcano becomes a glacial scene, American Indians in the forest turns into explorers in the Rockies, etc. Accompanying the plates are verses that transport one to the far reaches of the globe and explain the illustrations. Light soiling on the cover. Repaired small closed tear there and on first leaf. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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Old Zip Coon, Ann Coffman
126 Ann Coffman Old Zip Coon
Very Good 
N.d., circa 1940s. A well-illustrated home-made book, seven pages long, about a man who drove his neighbors away by playing a single tune incessantly. Told in verse that is clever; the story itself is rather crude. Wear to front and back, with minor soiling. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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127 Ann Warren Stewart (?) [Original Book Illustrations] To My Valentine
NA Very Good 
Five panels for an unpublished children's story (as far as we know). We may not have all the pages that were created -- we have no way of knowing. Nonetheless, each of the pages is delightful on its own. The pages are 28.5 by 22.5 cm, and the meda are pen and ink and watercolors. Three punched holes for a spiral in left margin. Some soiling. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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"Sombrero", Anonymous
128 Anonymous "Sombrero"
Very Good 
N.d., circa 1940s. Five pages long, incomplete story, or simply dangling story, with no resolution. With charming color illustrations, naively executed, of gypsy dancer, Mexican village, etc. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tales of Pollux the Rabbit, Anonymous.  [H]
129 Anonymous. [H] Tales of Pollux the Rabbit
Cloth Very Good 
Imaginative, whimsical verse and illustrations of an upper crust rabbit, Pollux, and his frivolous cares and activities. N.d., early 20th century and World War One era. Oblong 4to, 24.5 by 30 cm. 21 pp. (and leaves) of original pen and ink and watercolored drawings. Each page has a mounted illustration, with inked verse next to it, poking fun at Pollux's dress, his vanity, his helplessness, his manners, etc. Other characters include Jenkins, card players, a pining woman, all of whom are rabbits. While we do not know the identity of the cartoonist, the level of work is plausibly professional, with details rendered meticulously. The various verses and illustrations are somewhat loosely linked -- there isn't so much a continuous narrative as much as an overarching archness. The artist and versifier is shooting arrows at the idle nobility. Also included are 10 additional cartoons on separate sheets, only one of which involves Pollux, and only two with colored watercolors. These additional cartoons, including the one with Pollux, relate to the First World War. From these and the album proper we can infer that the artist was of a more left leaning sensibility. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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El Negrito Sambo.  Cuento Tropical, Anton, Prudencia, illustrator.  Based on the original by Helen Bannerman
130 Anton, Prudencia, illustrator. Based on the original by Helen Bannerman El Negrito Sambo. Cuento Tropical
Barcelona "Exclusivas Durve". Union Distribuidora de Ediciones. Wraps Near Fine 
Scarce, with no copies of this shape book version of "Sambo" located on OCLC FirstSearch. N.d., circa 1950. 26 by 16 cm, at tallest and widest. Unpaginated, 12 pp., plus wraps. Each page one half to two thirds filled with colorful illustrations that are quite distinct from the original better known illustrations, and in our view, are less caricature-ish, with Sambo also a somewhat more mature boy. Other than a tiny pinprick-sized, inconspicuous hole on center of front cover, pristine. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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In Teatro della Guerra.  Antico e Moderno.  Vol. unico Vol. XVI della Raccolta, Arnaud, Giuseppe (1808-1880)
131 Arnaud, Giuseppe (1808-1880) In Teatro della Guerra. Antico e Moderno. Vol. unico Vol. XVI della Raccolta
Milano Ditta Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi 1863 Hardcover Very Good 
Scarce, with the only copy located at the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense in Milan. (Note this copy does not show up on OCLC.) Oblong 8vo. 14.5 by 20 cm. 126, [1] pp. With twelve hand-colored plates. Condition: stains to the paper pastedown on the cover, with some shallow blistering of this paper as well. A few minor tears, repaired, of the paper along joint. Chip at spine base. Scattered foxing, with a few pages conspicuously darkened. Still in our judgment a very good copy. 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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132 Arnoux, Guy. Edité par Martine 12 Chansons. Tirees des Recueils Anciens par les soins d'un Amateur avec les principaux Couplets de l’époque et des Illustrations nouvelles de Mr. Guy Arnoux, Artiste à Paris
Paris Paul Dupont First Edition Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Very Good 
Richly colored pochoir plates, most with a military subject. (Also hunting, early 19th century fashion, the racetrack, Frère Jacque.) N.d., circa 1910s. Oblong, 25 by 33 cm. 26 pp. A dozen pochoir plates. (Table of contents, pochoir plate on left, song with musical notation on right, last page with publication info.) Arnoux's illustrations have a deliberately naive quality, with big splashes of bold color, and are invariably visually arresting. The leaves are doubled over or folded over Japanese style. Cover is soiled. Rebacked. Heavy wear to edges, with chipping of edge paper pastedown. Prelim blank is chipped and creased. Actual content well-preserved and clean, with pochoirs bright and lovely. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Starting from Scratch:  An Album of Drawings, Bacon, Peggy
133 Bacon, Peggy Starting from Scratch: An Album of Drawings
New York Julian Messner, Inc. 1945 Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket Bacon, Peggy 
Book. Charming collection of feline cartoons, bound in spiral binding. Pages toned. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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134 Bailey, Bill, illustrator Circus Panorama
New York J. L. Schilling Co. 1946 Leporello, heavy card, paper pastedown Very Good Plus 
4to. Closed, oblong, 22 by 25 cm, extending to over 300 cm, with five folds and cover, with bright imagery of circus procession on both sides of concertina. While the inner panels have swooped shaped topsides, if one looks at the sides of the panels, they have bands of color that line up artfully. The color used is sunny and bold, and it captures the spirit of the mid-20th century circus well, while also in keeping with the prevailing style of children's book illustration of the day. The panels are of a sturdy card, as is the cover. Minor chipping along the joints, and the lightest of soiling there. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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In and Out-Door Playgames, "Just Right Book", Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
135 Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin In and Out-Door Playgames, "Just Right Book"
Chicago Albert Whitman Company 1923 First Edition Cloth Very Good Shinn, Cobb 
8vo - over 7¾. Book. 128 pp., with orange, black and white illustrations. Describes wholesome fun diversions for pre-teen children in the pre-television era. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Regnbågs-Barnen, Baker, Josephine.  Jo Bouillon.  Illustrated by Piet Worm
136 Baker, Josephine. Jo Bouillon. Illustrated by Piet Worm Regnbågs-Barnen
Amsterdam Mulder & Zoon N.V. 1957 Fine Minus Very Good Jacket 
With Baker's inked signature. 4to. 29 by 22 cm. Unpaginated, 60 pages. Richly illustrated on every page by Worm. Children's story inspired by Baker's "rainbow" family. Condition: pages are age toned, but otherwise clean. The slighest of wear to the binding. DJ has a few minor closed tears, crinkles, etc. Now protected by mylar. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Quality Street, Barrie, J. M.  Illustrations by Hugh Thomson
137 Barrie, J. M. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson Quality Street
London Hodder & Stoughton [1913] First Decorated Cloth Very Good 
4to. vii, [4], 3-198 pp. 22 mounted color plates by Thomson. Tiny abrasion or fraying of cloth on lower front edge. Moderate sunning of spine. Very light fox marks on prelim leaves. Inked prior owners' names (two) on half-title. Light wear generally. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Barrie, J. M. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
138 Barrie, J. M. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
New York Charles Scribner's Sons. The De Vinne Press 1908 Cloth Very Good Plus 
4to. 25 by 18.5 cm. x, [4], 126 pp. 50 mounted color plates. Lovely early copy, with a few small repaired tears on rear cover cloth, and light wear to the binding besides. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Stories from The Pentamerone, Basile, Giambattista.  Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Stories selected and edited by E. F. Strange
139 Basile, Giambattista. Illustrated by Warwick Goble. Stories selected and edited by E. F. Strange Stories from The Pentamerone
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911 First Full Calf Very Good 
First trade edition of gift book splendidly illustrated by Goble, with full orange/red calf binding by Bayntun. The Pentamerone is the best known and most beloved work of the 17th century Neapolitan belletrist Giambattista Basile, who in collecting these fairy tales, many of which had been passed on in one form or another through the ages by oral tradition, anticipated the Grimm Brothers and other anthologists by two centuries. Small 4to, 24.5 by 18.5 cm. xii, 304 pp. With 32 color plates. Condition: slight rutting at joint ends, most conspicuous in upper front. Light edgewear to calf besides, and a few light abrasions on spine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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140 Bassermann, Dieter; Hilde Wildmann, illustrator Pierrot Dandy und Der Mond. Ein Bilderbuch Mit Zeichnungen von Hilde Widmann
Berlin Axel Juncker Verlag 1918 First Edition Half Morocco over Marbled Board Very Good 
An Art Deco charmer! Limited edition, No. 186 of 300. Small 4to. 44 pp. With six hand-colored mounted plates. Verses in German accompany the charming illustrations of Pierrot. Half morocco over marbled boards. Leather rubbed, especially along spine. Tight and clean otherwise. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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