Vintage Children’s Books – The Sequel

Rear cover of Our Zoo

A few months ago, we did a blog post about an extraordinary collection of vintage children’s books we’d recently received. Well, given the size of that amazing collection, we’re still working through it, so we thought we’d share a few more of the extraordinary finds in this lot. And hey – wouldn’t a delightful book that evokes childhoods long past in beautiful illustrations make a great gift for someone on your holiday list?

Click any title or cover below to purchase the book.

Front cover of Our Zoo

Our Zoo by Laszlo. Hardback published by Crown in 1951. This unusual book includes punch-out figures and folds out into a rectangular diorama; all punch-out figures are still in place; some sunning and wear to covers, corners are slightly bent. $100

A Paris Pair front cover

A Paris Pair by Beatrice Bradshaw Brown, illustrated by Barbara Haven Brown. Hardback published by E. P. Dutton & Co. in 1923. Condition is good; some wear and soiling to binding, corners bumped, previous owner’s inscription on front free endpaper, binding cracking near rear, book has a smoky smell. $75

Front cover of The Adventures of Freddie Frog

The Adventures of Freddie Frog Combined with the Frog Theatre by Mary S. Child and Margaret Sable. Hardback published by Citadel Press in 1945. Book is spiralbound with punch-out figures in front and rear covers (all figures are present); light soiling and wear to boards, small piece of tape applied to front board, book has a slight smoky smell

The Surprising Adventures of the Man in the Moon by Ray M. Steward, illustrations by L. J. Bridgman. Hardback first edition published by Lee and Shepard in 1903. Some wear, sunning, and staining to binding, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, previous owner’s writing on front endpapers and a few pages, light soiling and foxing to some pages, book has a smoky smell, binding cracking. $100

Betty’s Painting and Cutout Book. Paperback published by Stegher in 1926. Light wear and soiling to wraps, previous owner’s inscription on front cover, light staining to some pages. $75

Playette Phone Book by Larry Wise and M. Goldsmith, with illustrations by Dick Briefer. Hardcover published by Playette Corp. in 1945. Includes imitation phone dial (which mostly works) and receiver held to front board with clips and a string; spiralbound; some wear to covers. corners slightly worn, light foxing and creasing to pages. $75

Dot and Tot of Merryland jacket front

Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Donald Abbott. Hardback in jacket published by Emerald City Press in 1994. Numbered 183/350 and signed by Donald Abbott; fine in fine jacket. $100

Kasperle's Adventures jacket front

Kasperle’s Adventures by Josephine Siebe, illustrated by Frank Dobias. Hardback first edition in jacket published by Macmillan Co. in 1929. Jacket is sunned, stained, and lightly soiled, some edge wear with several 1-inch tears, front flap corners clipped (although price is still present); book has a spine slant, corners slightly bumped, previous owner’s plate on front pastedown, light foxing, book has a smoky smell. $100