Children’s Books

Children’s books

Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland + Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (2 volume set). Special Edition. Very good.

1946. Special Edition. Slipcased. Very good +/missing. John Tenniel. A lovely, very good plus edition of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland in two volumes. “This edition of Through the Looking-Glass was designed by George Salter. The John Tenniel illustrations from the original edition were colored in the manner of the period by Fritz Kredel.” – colophon. Red and blue quarter-cloth, respectively, over striped paper covered boards printed with the Tenniel illustrations. Corners bumped and rubbed. Tail of spine gently folded in from sitting on shelf. Pages clean and bright, no markings of any kind. Binding on both volumes is sturdy and square. Missing original slipcase. Octavo.


L. Frank Baum & Robert Sabuda. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Commemorative Pop-up. Little Simon, 2001.

Hardcover. Pop-up. Near Fine. Profusely illustrated, all pocket stories and eyeglasses intact. 14 pp. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches tall.

Robert Sabuda has created a resplendent pop-up version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original publication. This glorious edition is told in a shorter version of L. Frank Baum’s original text, with artwork in the style of W. W. Denslow. With sparkling touches of colored foil and Emerald City eyeglasses, this classic tale is certain to find an honored place on the family bookshelf.



Arlene Hirschfelder. Happily May I Walk: American Indians and Alaska Natives Today. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1986. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine.

Very near fine first edition, first printing in a fine dust jacket. Blue paper covered boards with purple quarter cloth binding. Very small spots of original binder’s glue appear to have seeped through cloth in the outer gutter of the front of the book. Map of United States endpapers showing Native lands and communities. B/W photos throughout. Fine dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 152 pp. with index. Large octavo, 7 x 9 inches tall.

Explores the everyday life, culture, and preservation of traditions of America’s native peoples, including North American Indians, Inuit, and Aleuts. Discusses stereotypes and myths about North America’s First Peoples. Suitable for grades 4-8.


Irwin Shapiro. The Golden Book of America: Stories from our country’s past adapted for young readers, from American Heritage. Second printing. Near Fine.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Second printing. Cloth. Near fine in a very good+ Dust jacket. Book is strong, sturdy, clean and tight. Red pictorial cloth with patriotic vignettes and buckram quarter cloth spine. Red foil stamping of title on spine. Price-clipped dust jacket shows minor shelf wear with one small closed tear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 216 pp. Quarto, 8 x 11 inches tall.

Introduction by Bruce Catton. From Native America to Columbus to the U-Boat. Over 300 full-color reproductions of paintings, prints, photographs, and posters from American History.


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