Recent Catalogs from E.M. Maurice Books

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Catalog 70, Spring 2021 Catalog 70 is comprised of mostly new arrivals, a majority of them coming from a single, fabulous collection. Some highlight from the catalog include C B Falls' ABC Book; Jean Charlot's Caldecott Honor, A Child's Good Night Book with text by Margaret Wise Brown; a gorgeous copy of the French edition of Greenaway's Pied Piper of Hamelin: L'Homme a la Flute; a rare picture book by advertising giant Ivan Chermayeff, Keep it Like a Secret; a wonderful group of Hans Fischer illustrated books including a first edition of Pitschi, The Birthday, Rum Pum Pum, Traveling Musicians and Der gestiefelte Kater (Puss in Boots); Milton & Shirley Glaser's If Apples Had Teeth; Sendak's Nutshell Library as well as Robert Kraus' Bunny's Nutshell Library; three illustrated edition of Night Before Christmas; Bruno Munari's Nella Notte Buia; a beautiful and humorous French language Noah's ark, L'Arche de Noe; a jacketed copy of Arthur Rackham's Sleeping Beauty; Charles Robinson's Rip Van Winkle and scarce, limited edition of The Velveteen Rabbit illustrated by Marie Angel.
Catalog 69, Holiday 2020 My holiday catalog is filled with mostly recent arrivals, starting with a nice selection of alphabet books including a nice copy of a Mickey Mouse ABC. I was thrilled to find an exceptionally nice copy of Evelyn Stuart Hardy's iteration of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, plus the slip cased, limited edition of the Holiday House Thumbelina and Tom Thumb. A book that brought great amusement was Joseph Green Francis' Book of Cheerful Cats. I stumbled upon a biology notebook from 1950 that was created by a local woman when she was a senior in high school. Her name was Anna Ginty (married name Conroy) and she took detailed notes, added diagrams and anatomical's a little different than what I usually look for but it was fascinating to me, so I had to pick it up. I am thrilled (and a little reluctant, because I love it) to offer a copy of Picture for Harold's Room by Crockett Johnson which is also inscribed by him to a fellow children's book creator, Elizabeth Ring (Hennefrund). A book I haven't seen in over a decade crossed my threshold. Twice!: Now Open the Box by Dorothy Kunhardt. As a final mention: a dear little Christmas-themed book made it into the catalog, Santa Claus Bears by Dorothy Sherrill, it's small, precious and in superb condition. Enjoy!
Catalog 68, Summer 2020 I am very happy to be able to issue a catalog in these strange times. Even though I haven't been able to go out hunting for books, I've found that the books still find their way to me. So, here we go! This is a shorter catalog than normal with just over 100 books including some lovely alphabet books, a number of Caldecott Award and Honor titles, including The Undefeated which also received a Newbery Honor. Of special note is a boxed edition of Johnny Gruelle's Magical Land of Noom; a first edition of Beatrix Potter's Ginger & Pickles and an unused Painting & Drawing Book with the Tale of Peter Rabbit. I am happy to offer a lovely first edition of the groundbreaking, Stonewall Award Winning, Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love; it's a gorgeous book. I am also offering a number of relatively recent titles culled from my personal collection because I found a few duplicates and also, I need to make room!
Catalog 67, Holidays and Beyond The format for Catalog 67 is a little different than what we've done in the past. We begin this catalog with 37 Featured Items, including New Arrivals and selections from our inventory. This is followed by 126 New Arrivals and selections from our inventory, all under $200. Lastly we have listed about 150 books priced at $10. Among our Featured items you will find a first American edition of Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks; Stand-Ups from Alice in Wonderland a fabulous, unused book of punch-out paper figures of the characters from Lewis Carroll's masterpiece; an awesome salesman sample which includes Palmer Cox's Brownie ABC as well as other titles some with color chromolithographs; a rare Edwin Willard Deming illustrated title, Four-Footed Willderness People; the rare and fabulous Little Machinery picture book by Mary Liddell; and lastly Edith and Little Bear Lend a Hand, SIGNED by Dare Wright! Of course there is much more, including some uncommon Caldecott Medal & Honor titles, Newbery Medal winners and honors, early printings of Nutshell Library sets...browse and enjoy!
Catalog 66, Summer 2019 Catalog 66 is a combination of many New Arrivals as well as select items from our inventory. We found two illustrated books that we're especially excited about: A 1920 edition of The Dream-Pedlar illustrated with gorgeous color plates by Florence Anderson, and the first edition of Harry Clarke's illustrated edition of Fairy Tales from Perrault. A gorgeous copy of Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark, illustrated by Peter Newell, in dust jacket, landed on our doorstep. I had never seen Romney Gay's Box of Books before, but we stumbled upon one this summer and now we're offering it to you. Two early British books made their way to us from York, published by Kendrew in the early 1800s, Cinderilla [sic] and Little Tom Tucker. We were happy to pick up a rare Russian-language fantasy illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky. A gorgeous shape book awaits you, titled Frolicsome Frogs. As always we are pleased to offer Caldecott Medal and Honor books and Newbery Award Winning and Honor books, classic juvenile literature, picture books and educational books. Enjoy!
Catalog 65: Winter 2019 ALL NEW ARRIVALS await you in Catalog 65. We acquired a few scarce Ludwig Bemelmans titles: Rosebud, Marina and Noodle (written by Munro Leaf!). We were thrilled to find a few uncommon first edition picture books: Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley, Louise Fatio & Roger Duvoisin's Three Happy Lions; Hardie Gramatky's 2nd book, Hercules; Marjorie Flack illustrated Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (in the first issue dust jacket with the incorrect title); Dahlov Ipcar's gorgeous Calico Jungle, etc... A nice group of Edward J. Detmold illustrated books made their way onto our shelves, as well as a lovely Kay Nielsen, an obscure Arthur Rackham title. As always, we tracked down some Caldecott Medal and Honor books including the ever elusive Mice Twice by Joseph Low and an inscribed copy of The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Ed Young. We were pleased to come across a first printing of a Newbery Medal winner we've never offered before: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. We hope you find something that fills a void on your shelves.
Catalog 64, Holiday 2018 166 NEW ARRIVALS await you in Catalog 64 (We know it is numbered through 167, but we somehow missed #141). We recently took in a large quantity of Christmas themed books, most of which appear in this catalog, including a rare Elisabeth Ivanovsky illustrated tale of St. Nicholas of Myra by Henri Gheon. Be sure not to miss the American issue of Lewis Carroll's Nursery Alice. We're excited about a first edition of Alexander and the Magic Mouse illustrated by Philippe Fix, which we'd only ever seen as a book club or ex-library copy. We acquired a French language edition of Grimm's fairy tales that we'd never seen or heard of before, illustrated by Gwendolen Mawe, see item #74. On our recent travels to Maine we stumbled on a stunning copy of the John R. Neill illustrated edition of Hiawatha by Longfellow. A nice copy of Jessie Willcox Smith's Everyday Fairy Book fell into our laps, and that doesn't happen everyday! There is much more to see including many signed books, Caldecott Honor books, Newbery Medal and Honor books and lastly we should mention a funny book of cats that you can read about at #28, Die Katzen in Der Schule with artwork attributed to Eugen Hartung. Enjoy!
Catalog 63, Summer 2018 Catalog 63 is filled with ALL NEW ARRIVALS! We present 200 items that we've acquired over the past few months including a first edition of Dr. Seuss' landmark book The Cat in the Hat as well as The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. We also found an early Sendak title we've never seen before, Circus Girl; it is a first edition and it's in beautiful condition. There are so many illustrated editions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Child's Garden of Verses and we had a nice group of them come in, see items 178-184. An uncommon Charles Robinson illustrated title came through our doors, Doris and David All Alone by Elizabeth Marc aka Princess Nusrat, and it retains its original dust jacket! We haven't seen a copy of Tomie De Paola's Strega Nona in years, but now we have a first edition, see item 42. A first edition of our favorite Louis Slobodkin title made its way onto our shelves, The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing; it's amusing, fun and teaches a valuable lesson and the illustrations are just perfect. Lastly, we stumbled on a nice copy of the Edith Wharton & Maxfield Parrish masterpiece, Italian Gardens and Their Villas, a first edition from 1904. Frankly, we're tickled. Thank you for taking the time to look at our catalog.
Catalog 62, Spring 2018 Catalog 62 celebrates many affordable books from our inventory as well as fabulous new arrivals such as Lois Lenski's Newbery Honor book, Phebe Fairchild, which is inscribed by her; Maj Lindman's uncommon book, Dear Little Deer; Panorama de Fleuve in book form, redesigned and translated to Down the River; Marianna Sloan's only book for children Rainbow Rhymes which she illustrated; we offer a signed copy of Madeleine L'Engle's Many Waters. This catalog has many signed books, foreign language fairy tale books, folk tales and of course a nice variety of Caldecott and Newbery Medal and Honor books. Thank you for taking the time to look at our catalog.
Catalog 61, Winter 2018 Catalog 61 delights with its selection of beautiful and obscure children's and illustrated books. We are pleased to offer a rare piracy of Beatrix Potter's first book, A Happy Pair, it is an advertising vehicle for Fischer's Mustard. If fanciful verse is your thing, The Ballad of the Be-Ba-Boes by D K Stevens will not disappoint; the artwork is jolly fun, too. We are gushing over the Gustaf Tenggren illustrated DIckey Byrd, an early and uncommon work of his. Edmund Dulac has always been one of our favorite illustrators, so we are thrilled to have two jacketed titles, Love of the Foolish Angel and The Green Lacquer Pavilion, plus "the lavender" edition of My Days with the Fairies. Other highlights include a beautifully printed German alphabet Book Tierbilder ABC mit Reimen; Rudolf Mates illustrated The Magic Flutes; Children's Corner in the original dust jacket, illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair; and Child's Book of Myths in dust jacket, illustrated by Margaret Evans Price. As always we also offer a diverse selection of picture books and children's literature including Caldecott Award and Honor, and Newbery Award and Honor books. We hope you enjoy our latest catalog!
Catalog 60, Autumn 2017 Catalog 60 is packed with Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books, many are signed including an early printing of Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Newbery Winners which are scarce in the first edition such as Ann Nolan Clark's Secret of the Andes and Virginia Sorenson's Miracles on Maple Hill. This catalog also features nice, first editions and early printings of Ruth Plumly Thompson Oz books. A few highlights of illustrated books from this catalog are a signed limited edition of N. C. Wyeth's Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come and Jessie Willcox Smith's Seven Ages of Childhood in dust jacket!
Catalog 59, Summer 2017, New Arrivals Catalog 59 includes signed Caldecott Medal winners, such as an early printing of Gail E. Haley's A Story, A Story; an early American title, The Wise Boys, published by McLoughlin Bros.; a nice selection of ABC books including a Mother Goose Alphabet, Little Darlings ABC and a nice Railroad ABC. We recently purchased a large collection of paper books which include many advertising pieces such as uncommon Mother Goose booklets illustrated by Lois Lenski and Eulalie, there are also quite a few fairy tale titles like Puss in Boots, Cinderella and Little Snow-Drop. Not to be overlooked is the fabulous and rare Noah's Ark panorama by Oskar Laske, L'Arche Noah.
Catalog 58 Spring 2017-Part Two Catalog 58 includes 374 items, both new arrivals and a selection from our inventory. Highlights include a Ludwig Bemelmans rarity, Fifi about a little poodle in Uganda; L. Frank Baum introduces Animal ABC from the Christmas Stocking series; A first American edition of Edward Ardizzone's Tim and Lucy Go To Sea; a scarce Newbery Honor by Alice Dalgliesh, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain; a signed copy of Ed Emberley's Drummer Hoff which won the Caldecott Medal;beautiful signed books by Elizabeth Orton Jones, Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie de Paola and much more.
Catalog 58 Spring 2017- Part One Catalog 58 includes 374 items, both new arrivals and a selection from our inventory. Highlights include a Ludwig Bemelmans rarity, Fifi about a little poodle in Uganda; L. Frank Baum introduces Animal ABC from the Christmas Stocking series; A first American edition of Edward Ardizzone's Tim and Lucy Go To Sea; a scarce Newbery Honor by Alice Dalgliesh, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain; a signed copy of Ed Emberley's Drummer Hoff which won the Caldecott Medal;beautiful signed books by Elizabeth Orton Jones, Trina Schart Hyman and Tomie de Paola and much more.
Catalog 57, Winter 2017 Catalog 57 includes many Robert Sabuda pop-up books, most of them signed; a wonderful Noah's Ark illustrated by Tibor Gergely; Jotto Seibold's Pop-Up Alice in Wonderland; Johnny Gruelle's Grimm's Fairy Tales; Children of Odin by Padraic Colum and illustrated by Willy Pogany in the original dust jacket; an uncommon Diana Thorne book, Mitzi; The White Ring by Enys Tregarthen based on Cornish legends, signed by the editor, Elizabeth Yates and the illustrator, Nora Unwin; Else Wenz-Vitor's Daummelinchen (Thumbelina) in dust jacket and finally, a selection of non-children's books, mostly about England, Art and Interior Design.
Catalog 56, Autumn 2016 Catalog 56 includes exciting new arrivals such as: a rare Mother Goose parody, Turvy-Topsy, Rhymes Turned and Illustrated; a first edition of Tomi Ungerer's Crictor; a rare L. Frank Baum Wizard of Oz imitation by Frederic Chapin, Toodles of Treasure Town and her Snow Man; Lilian Price Hacker's gorgeous book, Susan in its original box; The Cat that Jumped out of the Story, illustrated by Peggy Bacon. As always, we've also included a selection of beautiful picture books, classics of juvenile literature, Caldecott Medal and Honor books and Newbery Medal and Honor books, plus signed and inscribed books.
Catalog 55, Summer 2016 Catalog 55 includes exciting new arrivals such as: two uncommon Thornton Burgess slip cased sets; John W. Harrington's book, Adventures of Admiral Frog; a stunning first edition of the Petersham's Caldecott Honor, American ABC, two Harry Whittier Frees books featuring posed baby animals, and an uncommon May Byron title, Little Yellow Duckling illustrated by M. M. Rudge. As always, the new arrivals are accompanied by a selection of great books from our inventory.
Catalog 54, Spring 2016 Catalog 54 includes exciting new arrivals such as: An author inscribed copy of Natalie Babbitt's modern day classic, Tuck Everlasting; a beautiful copy of Will Bradley's Peter Poodle, Toy-Maker to the King; a signed copy of Make Way for Ducklings, Eleska's gorgeous hand-screened cloth book, I See; an inscribed copy of Little Farmer by Lois Lenski and a gorgeous, near fine copy of the Eleanor Brickdale illustrated Idylls of the King by Tennyston. As always, the new arrivals are accompanied by a selection of great books from our inventory. Thanks for looking!
Catalog 53, Winter 2016 Catalog 53 features new arrivals such as Leo Lionni's first book, Little Blue and Little Yellow; Louis Wain's Great Big Midget Book, Anne Anderson's Sleepy Song Book, Florence Harrison's Rhyme of a Run, an uncommon ABC book, The Jaw-Breaker's Alphabet as well as Caldecott Medal and Newbery Medal titles, classic picture books and favorite illustrators.
Catalog 52, Autumn 2015 Catalog 52 is an assortment of new arrivals published in the last 10 years, some signed; early 20th Century illustrated books and a lovely Swedish children's annual containing illustrations by John Bauer and Einar Norelius. The Circus is Coming is signed by Hilary Knight and Plum is signed by Mary GrandPre, famous illustrator of the American Editions of the Harry Potter books. Enjoy!
Catalog 51: Summer 2015 Catalog 51 contains 125 items including a signed limited edition of Muirhead Bone's Children's Children, an uncommon Lois Lenski decorated title, Book of Enchantment from 1928 in the original dust jacket, Harold Gaze's Goblin's Glen, beautiful and affordable French language titles, a scarce Caldecott Honor title by Susan Jeffers and a signed copy of the Newbery Medal winning Higher Power of Lucky as well as a signed copy of Moon Over Manifest.
Catalog 49: Winter 2015 New arrivals as well as a selection from our best stock. New arrivals include an original watercolor by Dudley Ward; a first edition of Robert Lawson's Caldecott Medal Winning They Were Strong and Good; an elusive first edition of Natalie Babbitt's classic Tuck Everlasting; Wilfrid Bronson's Grasshopper Book with an original printing plate used for the endpapers, and much more including books illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, Florence Harrison, Willy Pogany, etc...
Catalog 48: Autumn 2014

Download our latest catalog featuring a rare signed limited edition of The Snow Queen illustrated by Katharine Beverley and Elizabeth Ellender; an edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells illustrated and signed by Edmund Dulac; Harry Clarke’s illustrated edition of Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination; Maria L. Kirk’s uncommon illustrated edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Bemelmans’ Caldecott Award winning Madeline’s Rescue; some very nice illustrated editions of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Child’s Garden of Verses, and much more.  Enjoy!

Catalog 47: Summer 2014 Our latest catalog which includes a nice selection of Jean Charlot books, including a posthumously published limited edition; a gorgeous edition of Child's Garden of Verses; Edmund Blampied's first big commission, signed Zane Grey titles and as always Caldecott and Newbery Award and Honor books.
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