Lot 95 of 364:
Four illustrated children's books   

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Lot closed - Sold For:$144
$200 - $300

Four illustrated children's books from the early 20th century
Various places
Various dates

4 illustrated volumes. Cloth-baked illustrated boards. First Editions. Includes:

  • Dennys, Joyce and Evoe. A Winter Sports Alphabet. Illustrated throughout by Dennys. (4to) London: John Lane the Bodley Head, [1926]. 
  • Fraser, Claud Lovat. Nursery Rhymes. With Pictures by Claud Lovat Fraser. With scarce dust jacket. Prospectus laid in. Wear and toning to jacket with large piece of front panel lacking. London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, [c.1919].
  • Mayer, Henry. The Adventures of a Japanese Doll. With 30 color full page illustrations by the author. (Oblong 4to)  Soiling to boards with rubbing to extremities; hinges cracked. London & New York: Grant Richards and Dutton & Co., 1901.
  • Terhune, Anice and Albertine Randall Wheelan. A Chinese Child's Day. 15 songs composed by Anice Terhune, illustrated in black and red by Albertine Randall Wheelan, one of the earliest female cartoonists. (4to) New York: G. Schirmer, 1910.

A nice collection of early 20th century illustrated children's books, featuring Nursery Rhymes by Claud Lovat Fraser with scarce jacket and prospectus. 

Lot Amendments
General wear and soiling to bindings; toning and some offsetting to interiors, occasional owner's signature, etc.; all volumes good or better.
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