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Vienna: M. Munk, 1912. An exquisite calendar illustrated with 12 fine color & gilt lithographs after watercolors by Heinrich Lefler, to illustrate 12 fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, with French text on facing pages. Every page (text and illustrations) is printed within wide elaborate gilt borders in the Jugdenstil fashion, and each month is preceded by a decorative list of feast or Saint's days. Slim 4to, modern stiff cream wrappers with original gilt & color lithographed motif by Joseph.....
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Illustrations by the author. Introduction by George C. Harvey. 59 pages. Slim 8vo, original pictorial boards, now re-backed in plain burgundy cloth. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Boards are quite edgeworn and rear free endpaper is torn out; several pages with closed tears in margins. Overall a good copy.
Buffalo: Berger Publishing Co., 1905. Written in verse and illustrated with 6 amusing chromolithographs and 16 b/w images in the text. Slim 12mo, color pictorial boards (minor scuffing on covers and wear along backstrip, but still quite solid). Buffalo, New York: Berger Publishing Co., (no date, circa 1905). Scarce. A very good or better copy copy of this charming children's tale -- essentially the story of Robinson Crusoe but featuring "Jumbo" the elephant.
New York: Macmillan, 1930. Unpaginated, with many accomplished color illustrations, 8vo, yellow cloth with black title; cover with crayon markings pencil marks and stains, with spine re-backed in black. Stains and some small repairs. New York: Macmillan Company, 1930. First edition. A good (-) copy. A boys parents give him a pennywhistle as a present that only plays one note. His quest to find more notes leads him through the jungle, listening to the birds and and animals learning their.....
Springfield, MA: 1920. Autograph quote signed "Thornton Burgess", on a 3.5" x 2.5" card, Springfield, MA, November 30, 1920, in full: "A friend of mine is a friend of my friends - the little people in feather and fur. I count you as a friend." Evenly toned and in fine condition. American writer of children's stories including the popular Adventures of Peter Cottontail.
Boston: Little Brown, 1991. Edited by Cornell Capa & Richard Whelan. Profusely illustrated with black & white photos. 167 pages. Square 4to, gray cloth, dust wrapper. Boston: Little Brown, (1991). A fine copy, with lengthy inscription from editor Richard Wheelan to fellow authors Shirley Hazzard & Francis Steegmuller.