Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, no date (circa 1890), large octavo, pictorial boards. 94 pp. Peter G. Thomson, With twenty illustrations by the Dalziel Brothers. A good portion of the paper covering the spine is gone, corners scuffed and rounded. Item #27186
Princeton: Princeton University Library, 2000; 2003, First Edition. quarto, grey cloth stamped in gilt. 656, 818 pp. Princeton University Library, In fall 1996, the Cotsen staff began compiling a multi-volume book catalogue of the research collection, with support from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Technical... Item #26587
London: Bodley Head, (1994), First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. (xiv), 226pp. Bodley Head, Well illustrated, with bibliography. Written by an established authority on the history of children's literature, this is the first historical study to consider American children's books as a separate genre. This is an expertly researched... Item #9826
AXE, John .
Grantsville: Hobby House Press, Inc. (2002), First Edition. quarto, printed wrappers. 160pp. Hobby House Press, Inc., All of the titles of girls' series books have been brought together in one comprehensive volume to supplement the author's previous book, "The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books." Nancy Drew, Beverly Gray, Penny... Item #14620
(London): The British Library, (1995), Reprint. octavo, pictorial wrappers. 80pp. The British Library, The period from the late 18th century to the 1920s was a 'golden age' for illustrated children's books. The author traces their development, from primitive Chap-book to sumptuously printed color gift book. Among the famous artists included... Item #15311
BORDEN, Bill with Steve Posner.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1997), First Edition. octavo, boards. 121 pp. Chronicle Books, The chapters of this book are broken into genre: Funnies, Space, Adventure, Movies, Crime, Wild West, and Aviation. Extensively illustrated in color. Very fine copy. Item #7759
COHN, Don J.
Los Angeles: The Cotsen Occasional Press, 2000, First Edition. large octavo, pictorial wrappers. 90 pp. The Cotsen Occasional Press, The Chinese holdings of the Cotsen Children’s Library consist of more than 35,000 items from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The collection comprises the entire range of printed matter a.... Item #26593
COHN, Don J., editor, with text by Ann Herring.
Los Angeles: The Cotsen Occasional Press, 2000, First Edition. large octavo, pictorial wrappers. 136 pp. The Cotsen Occasional Press, The Cotsen Children’s Library is home to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Japanese books and printed matter for children outside of Japan. At present, this remarkable and... Item #26594
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1999), First Edition. oblong octavo, wrappers. (176)pp. Chronicle Books, As printing technology made important advances and modern marketing techiques developed in the 1800s, covers and jackets became increasingly decorative and integral to the total book concept. Charting the evolution of graphic styles during these crucial decades... Item #12528
London: Bloomsbury, (1988), Second edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 104pp. Bloomsbury, The text represents a comprehensive selection of Caldecott's work, followed by a checklist of his published illustrations and his paintings in oit. With over 100 illustrations, 9 in color. Very fine in a very fine jacket which is not price clipped. Item #18
FENN, Patricia and Alfred P. Malpa.
Ephemera Society of America, (1994), First Edition. oblong quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 224pp. Ephemera Society of America, "Rewards of Merit are significant documents that illustrate attitudes toward religion, education, and achievement: values with which young Americans were inculcated...This book also demonstrates how evolving methods of the American printing arts... Item #11632
GOLDEN, Catherine J., (editor).
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (xvi), 320pp. Oak Knoll Press, This work is a collection of eight essays by leading scholars in the United States and England examining the rich interplay of word and picture collaborations from 1770-1930. These essays illustrate the... Item #9875
HEWES, Lauren B. and Laura E. Wasowicz, editors.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2017, First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. 144 pp. American Antiquarian Society, Published to accompany an exhibition at the Grolier Club, December 6, 2017, to February 3, 2018 using collection material from the American Antiquarian Society. The McLoughlin brothers, John Jr. (1827-1905) and Edmund (1833/4-1889), were New... Item #27023
HOYER, M. A., Margery Williams, and others. Edited by Edric Vredenburg.
London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, no date (circa 1910), large octavo, pictorial boards with red cloth spine. 72 pp. Raphael Tuck & Sons, Illustrated by T. Noyes Lewis, Hilda Cowham, M. F. Taylor, Mabel Lucie Attwell, and others. An anthology of children's stories, No. 808 in Father Tuck's Golden Gift"... Item #27184
IMMEL, Andrea and Brian Alderson.
Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song-Book, The First Collection of English Nursery Rhymes, A Facsimile Edition with a History and Annotations.
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013, First Edition, Limited to 500 copies. quarto plus three miniatures, 3.625 x 2.25" quarto volume plus matching clamshell in cloth; three miniatures in silk. xv, 121 pp; facsimiles: 68, 66, 66 pp. Cotsen Occasional Press, boxed set which includes Alderson and Immel's scholarly work... Item #26589
New York: Grolier Club, (2015), Reprint. quarto, pictorial wrappers. 320 pp. Grolier Club, This milestone catalogue showcases one hundred enduring classics of children's literature, each printed between 1600 and 2000. It contains brief but informative descriptions and color photographs of all one hundred famous children's books as well as provenance... Item #25398
Lewis Carroll and The Press. An Annotated Bibliography of Charles Dodgson's Contributions to Periodicals.
(New Castle): Oak Knoll, 1999, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. vi, 117pp. Oak Knoll, From the dust jacket: "The writing career of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll') began and ended with his contributions to periodicals. Between 1843...until his death in 1898, he published over 300 items in magazines... Item #6100
Victoria R.I. A Collection of books, manuscripts, autograph letters, original drawings, etc., by the lady herself and her loyal subjects, produced during her long and illustrious reign. Three parts, complete.
San Francisco: David Magee Antiquarian Books, (1969), quarto, patterned wrappers. xiv, 103; (vi), 103; xii, 130pp. David Magee Antiquarian Books, David Magee rare book catalogue, limited to 625 copies (this is one of 500 sets in wrappers). Printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem. Prefaces by Gordon N. Ray, Robert... Item #27163
MARCUS, Leonard S.
New York: Dutton, (2002), Second printing. octavo, cream boards in dust jacket. (vi), 247pp. Dutton , From the Introduction, "This is a portrait, in interview form, of fourteen artists and writers who have made extraordinary contributions to the art of the picture book and the culture of childhood. A picture... Item #15445
London: Batsford, (1985), 3rd Impression. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (256)pp. Batsford, In the "Preface to the Third Impression" Muir discusses the changes in children's books collecting that have occurred since the first impression of 1954. Muir has written an account which is both scholarly and entertaining of the works... Item #219
The Dartons, Publishers of Educational Aids Pastimes & Juvenile Ephemera, 1787 – 1876: A Bibliographical Checklist. Together with a description of the Darton Archive as held by the Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University Libray & A brief history of printed teaching aids.
Los Angeles: Costson Occasional Press, 2009, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 522 pp. Costson Occasional Press, Winner of the Justin G. Schiller Prize (Bibliographical Society of America) and the F.J. Harvey Darton Award (Children's Books History Society). Nominated for the International Bibliographical Prize (International League of Antiquarian... Item #26585
Neatly Dissected for the Instruction of Young Ladies and Gentlemen in the Knowledge of Geography: John Spilsbury and Early Dissected Puzzles.
Los Angeles: The Cotsen Occasional Press, 1999, First Edition. oblong octavo, cloth. 40 pp. The Cotsen Occasional Press, John Spilsbury, who styled himself an “Engraver and Map Dissector in Wood, in Order to Facilitate the Teaching of Geography,” is credited with the invention of “dissected maps”, hand-colored maps, printed from... Item #26595
THWAITE, Mary F.
Boston: The Horn Book, (1972), quarto, cloth in dust jacket. x, 340pp. The Horn Book, First American Edition which was taken from the revised British edition. For this revised edition the author has added material dealing with children's books in other countries than England so that the section " Children's... Item #10230
WELCH, d'Alte A.
(Worcester, MA): American Antiquarian Society, 1972, First Edition. large 8vo, cloth. lxvi, (520)pp. American Antiquarian Society, "This bibliography is primarily concerned with narrative books written in English, designed for children under fifteen years of age. They should be the type of book read at leisure for pleasure. The book must... Item #6074
From the Mundane to the Magical. Photographically Illustrated Children's Books, 1854-1945 and Beyond.
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1999, First Edition. large quarto, cloth. xlii, 268pp. Dawson's Book Shop, Limited to 1,000 copies. From the Introduction: "Besides using most new processes, photographically illustrated children's books have developed parallel with the artistic history of photography. By listing the books in chronological order, the relevance... Item #7594