Offered here is a vintage antique 19th century children's hardcover book: "Belle Powers' Locket", by Joanna H. Mathews, Robert carter and Brothers, New York, publ.1872, Illustrated, 243 pp, with 14 pages of adds at the back, approx 4 1/2" X 6 3/4" - light musty smell. red cloth boards gilt decorations and titles on spine, bumps and rubs at the corners, cloth at spine heel tattered. Several pages mssing at center of book.
Offered here is a vintage children's hardcover reader or school book: "Botony for Young People and Common Schools; How Plants Grow A Simple Introduction to Structural Botony", by Asa Gray, M.D., American Book Company, New York, 1858, Illustrated with 500 wood cuts. Blue paper boards with new black cloth tape - black covering the cover near the spine - rubs rounding at the extremities. Nice book inside. Black along the spine may be smoke residue.
Offered here is an antique McLoughlin children's picture book, "Chatterwell Stories", McLoughlin Bros., New York, Publisher, 1889, unpaginated but likely over 100 pages. Pictorial colored chromolithographed paper boards with pictorial white cloth binding - corners rubbed and rounded - some surface paper missing. Most of the pasted lithograph is missing from the spine cloth - some cloth missing at the spine head and a little at the heel. The hinges are loose, name and address written very lightly on the inside front cover with flocking and a couple of number written lightly in crayon. It has a very light stain which is mostly on the top 1/2 of the edges of the pages. This is filled with wonderful B & W illustrations.
Offered here is a vintage and scarce book: "David Harum", Edward Noyes Westcott, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1899, 1898. Binder's blank at front and back; cancel title-page; pp.viii+392; 8pp. inserted advertisements at end; lemon smooth cloth, blocked dark green, red, and white, lettered red and dark green on front cover, blocked dark green, lettered red and dark green on spine. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine and minor bump at corners - some dirtiness over covers. From introduction: 'Most of the scenes are laid in central New York, where the author...was born, September 24, 1847, and where he died of consumption, March 31, 1898. Nearly all his life was passed in his native city of Syracuse, and although banking and not authorship was the occupation of his active years, yet his sensitive and impressionable temperament had become so saturated with the local atmosphere, and his retentive memory so charged with facts, that when at length he took up the pen he was able to create in David Harum a character so original, so true, and so strong, yet withal so delightfully quaint and humourous, that we are at once compelled to admit that here is a new and permanent addition to the long list of American literary portraits.
Offered here is a vintage children's hardcover: "Elder Park; or, Scenes In Our Garden", by Mrs. Alfred Payne, very cool frontis with little girls and parents, James Nisbet & Co. Publ., London, 1869, 160 pp, approx 4" X 6" with several pages of book at the end. Embossed red cloth with stamped gilt titles and center decoration, with bumps and minor rubs at the corners, hinge pulling at frontis - as seen. A light stain on the inside back cover and back of last blank endpage, front hinge slightly loose. Likely a first edition.
Offered here is an antique 19th century children's book, "Story After Story", McLoughlin Bros., New York, Publisher, 1897. Pictorial colored chromolithographed paper boards with white cloth binding. Chip/piece missing from the top left corner of the cover - front hinge loose, moisture damage at the top 1/2 of the back cover - goes extremely lightly onto last two pages, some paper from another document or book stuck to the top of the cover. Xmas message and date 1899 on the inside of the front cover. This is filled with wonderful B & W illustrations.
Offered here is an antique children's book, "Sunny Hours", Donohue & Henneberry, Publisher, Chicago, undated but likely 1890's. Color lithographed pictorial paper cover - corners are rubbed and rounded with surface paper missing along the edges - more on the back cover - binmmding is retaped with cloth tape. Endpages and title pages plus a couple are loose in the front with rather heavier chipping. Two tipped in color plates. Numerous B & W illustrations throughout. Name and date very lightly on the inside of the front cover 1876 or 1896 - hard to tell.
Offered here is an antique children's book, "The Boys of Dickens Retold" and Illustrated - McLoughlin Bros.' , ca 1890's - 1910?? Dark blue cloth bound with black illustration in background and gilt title on cover. Light rubs at the extremities. Color Chromolithograph frontis from Nicholas Nickleby + b/w illus. Several endpages at the front and the back - first blank endpage has the previous owner's name and address and a chip at the top right.
Offered here is a vintage children's or young adult series book; "The Girls of St. Bedes, A Story of School Life", by Geraldine Mockler, The World Syndicate Publ. Co., Cleveland and NY, 1929, first American Edition, brick red cloth boards - black stamped border and titles - Pulp-type paper very lightly tanned - name on first blank endpage. Illustrated line-drawn frontis. Bumps at corners - extremely light rubs as well - dink/bump with tiny tear at top center back cover edge.
Offered here is an antique classic children's story book, "The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe", written by himself, William Milner, Halifax, Publ. 1848, approx 3 1/4" X 5 1/4" 418 pp. Brown cloth boards with gilt titles on spine - lightly embossed design on cover. Rubs, chips splits in cloth at extremities, front gutter cloth pulling apart from cardboard. Writing on endpages, message, poem etc etc. Illustrated throughout
Offered here is an antique vintage children's book, "The Little Trowell" , by Edith Waddy, Nelson & Phillips, NY, Publ., 1875. Wonderful illustrated frontis; "The Archer's Challenge" - showing little girls at archery - goes with first story ; "Bows and Arrows", 11 dofferent story's in this wonderful little children's book. Rust/red cloth boards with gilt titles on the spine, minor bumps at corners and rubs at spine heel and slightly along the spine trough edge.
Offered here is an antique vintage 19th century children's book: "The Pigeon Pie. A Tale of Roundhead Times", by Miss Yonge, Roberts Brothers, Publishers, 1864. Decorated, embossed cloth with gilt medallion and ttile on cover and on spine. Rubs at extremities. Tattered spine heel - tubbed head. First blank light yellow endpage missing several others inatct. Illustrated througout. There is a chip in the cloth at the center of the spine (see scan).
Offered here is a vintage folio size natural history book for children: "The Story of The Government", "The Century Book For Young Americans", by Elbridge S. Brooks, The Century Company, 1894. What a GREAT book and in almost as-new condition!!!!! I doubt if you will ever find a better one. Seems virtually unread. There is a name and message with date of 1895
Offered here is a vintage antique 19th century children's hardcover: "The Young Laborer, A Narrative of Jennie L. Morris", by Her pastor, D. T. Morrill, The American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, ca. 1840's - undated, Illustrated, 71 pp, approx 3 3/4" X 5 3/4" - light musty smell. Marbelized paper boards with cloth binding, bumps and rubs, with rounding at the corners. Spotting and flocking throughout.
Offered here is a great old vintage antique 19th century children's series book; "Tom Brown's School-Days", brown embossed cloth titled "Tom Brown at Rugby, Alta Edition" on the cover. This 239-page hard cover book is titled by Thomas Hughes, Author of "Tom Brown at Oxford" and published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia. There is no publication date. There is a "Preface to the Sixth English Edition", 16 pages of adds at the back. "Bumps" and 'dings' at the extremities. Pages are tanned. This is a nece old book.
Offered here is a vintage children's or young adult series book; "Tom Brown's School Days", John W. Lovell Company, by An Old Boy, Dedication to Mrs. Arnold of Fox Howe. First published 1857, this edition likely about 1890. Cloth bound, very heavily embossed decoration and border on front cover - gilt banner with title on spine, Very Good to About Fine; Extremely minor wear to extremities (chiefly to spine head and heel previous owner"s pencil signature on first blank endpage - numeorus endpages front and back; slight internal browning(chiefly to edges and preliminaries), xvii, 388 pages. Later American reprint issue of the famous anonymous memoir of the author"s education at Rugby School, with the "Preface to the Sixth Edition" (with bibliographical references) as an introduction. Originally published in Great Britain in 1857 (see Halkett & Laing VI, 61, citing the third edition (of several) issued that year); this issue"s date is conjectural. The classic novel of Victorian public school experience.
Offered here is a great vintage antique 19th century children's book; "Wide World Rambles", Dodd-Meade Co. 1880 Illustrated with great B & W Illustration throughout. A very early children's book in great shape. 4 1/2" X 7 ".
Offered here is a vintage Charles Dickens Children's Book: "Works of Charles Dickens, Globe Edition - Oliver Twist and Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens, illustrated from Designs by Darley and Gilbert, Four Volumes in One, Published by Hurd and Houghton, New York, 1867, 318, 300; 336, 334pp. Cloth boards, leather bound with gilt titles on spine - front gutter slightly spearated - leather rubbed.