441 - 665 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (including COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS)
- Sl. foxed; owner's entry on first free endpaper; hinges widening. Boards sunned; frontcover w. crack.
Idem. The English Spelling-book (...) revised and brought up to date by E.H. Montauban. London, George Routledge and Sons, n.d. (±1900), 160p., frontisp. and num. ills., orig. cl., sm. 8vo.
- Triffle foxed. Backstrip loosening.
= This publisher earlier published an edition edited by Cecil Hartley in 1865. Cf. Osborne II p. 723.
Guy, J. Guy's British Spelling Book (...). Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1900), 3,160,4-6p., num. woodengr. ills. by J. GILBERT, W. HARVEY and M. BIRKET FOSTER, orig. cl., sm. 8vo.
- Upper hinges weak; browened. Boards soiled; joints splitting. Sold w.a.f.
- Hinges sl. weak; crossed-out owner's entry on verso frontcover. Paper over spine partly lacking; spine pasted over w. sellotape.
= Huiskamp M87; cat. De Koning 356; Van Veen sale II, 302; Waller 1179. The plates show various fair stalls and vendors, i.a. of clocks, birds, pearls and gems, toys, musical instruments, sheetmusic, shoes, arms, Chinaware, linen, flowers, garments, fruits, sculptures, lacquered boxes, reed baskets, lace, cloth. Very rare, only 1 copy in NCC, no copies in JAP.
- Corners bumped, otherwise a fine copy.
= The Children's World of Learning 2836: "First edition of a finely illustrated children's travel book through the Duchy of Luxemburg, which was then still one of the crown-possessions of the House of Orange". Waller 1181.
- Sm. tear in blank margin of one leaf. Covers sl. foxed/ partly sl. yellowed; corners sl. rubbed.
- One plate lacks movable part; sl. (finger)soiled. Boards sl. rubbed; corners worn.
AND 7 others similar, i.a. Alibaba And The Forty Thieves (London, 1960) and Hänsel und Gretel (Stuttgart, 1968).
- A few flaps w. sm. defects in margins. Backwr. split, closed w. tape and lacks portions in 3 corners; frontcover frayed and w. various dam. spots.
= Rare porte-brisée book in the shape of a theater with flaps that can be turned over, altering each scene, until arriving at the final scene of the story of Cinderella. The verso of each flap show the theater boxes. Dutch adaptation of the English edition by Dean & son.
- All plates without the layer of transparent paper; several movable parts lacking or defective; sl. fingersoiled.
= Coll. Caljé-Van Gulik 333; Ki.la.ki.le. 564; Lust en leering p.415 and 398-399: "Het Chinesche Schimmenboek bevat vier toneelstukjes: "De Wrakke Brug, of hoe nuttig het zwemmen is", "De Gebroken Brug, of hoe men elkander noodig heeft", "Betje en haar katje, of het gevaarlijke der achteloosheid" and "De Twee Jeugdige Visschers, of Geduld en volharding". Elk tafereel van beweegbare figuren in zwart tegen een gekleurde achtergrond is bedekt met een transparant blaadje, zodat men echt de indruk van een schimmenspel krijgt. Als voorbeeld diende The Popular Performance of Galanti Show (Dean's New Moveable Books, 1861)."
- Affected by damp and/ or water causing the entire book to wrinkle (despite this, the plates remain in vivid colours although the metal coils are severely rusting); five plates not functioning properly (but restorable); ruststained throughout. Frontcover waterstained w. some loss of colouring (w. later colouring); backcover lacks the paper over board; worn along extremities.
= Krahé 100; cf. Ries p.711, 44 (lists only 1st and 2nd eds.); Friedrich/ Von Katzenheim p.249-250.
- Sl. fingersoiled. Spine-ends splitting; covers sl. fingersoiled. = Rare.
- Bookblock loose; plates w. sm. tears near pulling tabs. Rubbed along boardedges; corners showing; sl. fingersoiled.
= Cf. Gumuchian 2150.
- Bookblock broken. Boardedges rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Early French Walt Disney edition published in the series "Les albums Hop-La!".
Pluto et les poussins. (Paris), Hachette, 1937, 22,(1),p., 1 col. movable pop-up plate, col. ills., orig. pictorial boards, folio.
- Covers and spine sl. worn; frontcover trifle soiled; traces of red crayon on backcover.
- Joints and spine-ends trifle worn. Otherwise fine. = Publ. in the series "Albums Hop-La".
AND 5 other "Albums Hop-La!", partly w. defects, i.a. Blanche-Neige et ses amies les bêtes (1938) and Les trois petits cochons (1936).
- Bookblock broken; a few pop-ups repaired w. sellotape on verso. Binding sl. rubbed along edges.
- Bookblock loose; lacks 1 figure and 5 accessories; title-p. duststained. Binding rubbed; spine w. worn spots.
- Contents sl. soiled. Chipped/ dam. along extremities; backstrip worn off.
= The scenes show different parts of an imaginary theme park "Dreamland", i.a. a circus w. acrobats, a merry-go-round and a scenic railway. Very rare. Copies with varying numbers (30-37) of inserts are found.
- Lacks 1 figure (no.5); figure no.13 lacks part. Joints split(ting); sl. soiled; flap w. closed tears.
= ''The elder Tuck's benevolent attitude towards everybody he met, young or old, was perpetuated by the legend to be found in many of his books, 'Father Tuck' (...)'' Haining p. 37.
- One movable part loose; owner's stamp on recto last free endpaper; trifle foxed.
= Cf. Osborne I, p.418 on S. Grimaldi's The Toilet (1821) and A suit of armour for youth (1824).
- Lacks the letterpress title; bookplate on upper pastedown; hinges broken; first few lvs. stained in upper inner margin. Partly rebacked; cloth worn along extremities.
= After the immense popularity of The Toilet, Grimaldi published this book for the edification of the British male youth. Osborne I, p.418. Probably deluxe edition of the following.
- Lacks engr. title, two text lvs. (p.1-2 and p.91-92) and 3 plates (An Unsullied Banner, the Tournament and The End) (text lvs. and an Unsullied Banner replaced in facsimile); new endpapers; sl. foxed. Sold w.a.f.
= After the immense popularity of The Toilet, Grimaldi published this book for the edification of the British male youth. Osborne I, p.418.
- Contemp. owner's entry on upper pastedown; lacks frontisp.(?) and 4 of 9 movable parts. Backstrip worn off; joints broken.
= A very popular type of book in the 1820's for the edification of British youth of which this was the earliest published. Each flap carries an article present in a ladies' bathroom, which when lifted reveals a virtue. Cf. Osborne I, p.418 (listing the 2nd ed.).