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Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1852. 72p., frontis woodblock illustration and a couple of wood-engraved tailpieces & initial, first issue 6 x 4 inch calf-backed marble-papered boards titled in gilt; exceedingly worn foxed copy with inept color added to frontis. A poor copy but intact, handleable and legible. Title suggests Robert...
[Burma]: 1995. 188p., color comic book in wraps, 6.75x9.5 inches, very good. Burmese not being legible to you humble cataloguer, can only describe as a compilation of comics from the year 1995. Works by different artists, with table of contents and slogans in the front (repeated in English) reminding the...
Barcelona: Editorial Roma - P. Manen, 1942. Pamphlet. 16p., newsprint pamphlet softbound in stapled color wraps, 6.5x4.5 inches, well-preserved booklet advertising kids' storybooks and toy kits. The cover is on alkaline stock and reproduces 16 or 17 of the covers that are shown only b&w within; newsprint is a bit...
Bandung: G. Kolff & Co., [195-]. Eight different stories, including Air angat, Puteri Pinang masak, Ikan emas adjaib, Riwajat batang harau, Katjang adjaib, Nji Lara Kidul, Sungai djernih, and Terompak si Abu Kasim. Illustrations by the Dutch illustrator Tilly Dalton. Each booklet is approximately 4x6 inches, staplebound, paper evenly toned...
Lahore: Rai Sahib Munshi Gulab Singh & Sons, 1908. 65p., contemporary marbled boards with leather spine and corners, text in Urdu except for title page; illustrated with scenes familiar to a Punjabi child. Penciled notations on many pages from an English speaker learning the language.
Los Angeles: Ascension G. Lerma, 1903. 7x10 inches, text in Spanish, very fragile folded wraps with tearing along folds, still intact, albeit barely, one small illustration. 'Publication Evangélica (eventual) consagrada á la difusion y confirmacion de la fe Cristiana, entre los niños de la raza latina. No es órgano de.....
Salem: Whipple and Lawrence, 1827. 160p., wood-engraved frontis, 6 x 3.5 inch calf-backed printed paper boards, spine titled and ruled in gilt, legible still. Quite edgeworn and rubbed, textblock is thoroughly foxed and lacks last free endsheet. The prejudice in question seems to be that of youth against religion.
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979. 84p., each page an illustration in full color, captioned; color decorated 8 x 7 inch wraps, mildly edgeworn with a short tear at one corner repaired with archival-grade tape. "based on the widely-acclaimed colour cartoon film.." Intricate color work, apparently direct from animators' easels, "84...
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1979. 84p., each page an illustration in full color, captioned; color decorated 8 x 7 inch wraps slightly edgeworn; first edition. "Based on the widely-acclaimed colour cartoon film.." Intricate color work, apparently direct from animators' easels, "84 stills from the film."
Sacramento: California Department of Health Services, 2000. 46p., illustrations, bilingual text, very good in pictorial spiral-bound wraps. Cancer prevention nutritional information for kids, with recipes from movie, music and sports stars (John Travolta, Michelle Kwan, Shaq, Brandy, Oprah, etc.).
London / New York: Frederick Warne & Co., no date, perhaps 1890s. Unpaginated oblong of sewn cloth leaves, 11 x 8.5 inches, 8 full-page color lithographs (including front and back cover images) alternating with monochromes. Very worn copy, covers flaked, multiply creased, the upper ready to detach; lightish pencilling almost...
Toronto: News-Facts, Canada's Authoritative Information Service About the Soviet Union Today, November 1954. 36p., semicoated paperstock throughout, staplebound 7.75 x 5.25 inch coated wraps. Wraps fragile, split partway at the spinefold and has tiny chips, paperstock has begun to brown. "Electroconvulsive therapy is never applied to either children or adolescents...
Lahore: Rai Sahib Munshi Gulab Singh & Sons, 1908. 117p., contemporary marbled boards with blue cloth spine and corners, text in Urdu except for title page; illustrated with scenes familiar to a Punjabi child. Penciled notations on many pages from an English speaker learning the language.
Cupertino: California History Center & James Silverman, children's book historian, 1988. Paperback. Facsimile reproduction: 64p., three vignette pix in repro, p. ads in facsimile, 5x3.5 inch perfectbound squareback in glossy white wraps printed red and gilt, a very good copy. First issued in San Francisco by publisher Hutchings & Rosenfield...