We maintain an inventory of 3,000 children's and illustrated books for beginning to advanced collectors. We are especially strong in 20th Century American picturebooks, Newbery and Caldecott Award & Honor books, early 20th Century illustrated books, fairy tales and folklore.
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 drawings...it'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!