771 - 1153 CHILDREN'S BOOKS, incl. COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS
- Contents sl. foxed. Wrs. foxed; spine worn and repaired w. sellotape.
= Koster's Serie Oorspronkelijke Prentenboeken No.2. The Children's World of Learning 3719. Contains nice illustrations showing the various developments in society between 1801 and 1901 with respect to e.g. classrooms, transport over land and on water (early bicycles versus cars (on frontwr.), sailing boats versus steamships), firefighting, games (kolf, soccer, trotting races and cycling), skating people, mountebanks versus a circus act in Carré etc.
A is een aapje. Ibid., J. Vlieger, n.d. (1907), (24)p. (laid down on linen), (full-p.) col. lithogr. ills. (incl. exercise lvs.) and orig. col. lithogr. wr. by P.J. VAN GELDORP, folio.
- Poor binding, worn/ dam. spine and soiled covers.
= A is een aapje p.96 (and ill. on frontwr.); De Bodt/ Kapelle p.237; Landwehr, Prentgeschenk 13e; Coll. Caljé-Van Gulik 274; De hele Bibelebontse Berg p.619; cf. The Children's World of Learning 3644 and Lust en Leering p.150.
- A few closed tears in lower margin; fingersoiled. Upper and lower outer corner frontcover dam. and lacking; large chip in upper part backcover and large tears, repaired w. scotch tape.
= Rare, no copies in NCC. After a British edition. Landwehr 663.
Rop, A. de. Zonnige dagen. Rott., J.G. Robbers, n.d. (±1880), (8)p., 8 chromolithogr. plates (incl. wr.) i.a. after W. HUNT, orig. chromolithogr. wr., 4to.
- First and last leaf heavily nibbled by silverfish in margins; (sl.) fingersoiled. Wr. frayed and spine worn.
= Rare. Probably from the same British series as the work above.
AND 7 others (similar), i.a. AGATHA, Lucie en hare Moeder (Rott., ±1880, 6 chromolithogr. plates, orig. col. lithogr. wr., 4to) and HET ROODBORSTJE (Amst., n.d. (±1880), 4 chromolithogr. plates, orig. col. lithogr. wr., sm. 4to. Rare. Dutch adaptation of Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin).
- Old owner's entry on first free endpaper ("C: J: W: Groskamp"). Boards sl. spotted. Fine copy.
= Huiskamp L47; The Children's World of Learning 937: "Most of the fine plates show Dutch professions related to navigation and commerce, one of them showing the newly founded School for Navigation at Amsterdam".
- Plates and title (sl.) duststained. Lacks ties; spine-ends worn away; hinges worn.
= Rare and early children's drawing sample book with various subjects to draw, i.a. animals, a soldier, and buildings. Not in Gumuchian.
- Bookblock loose; one leaf dam. in blank lower outer corner; occas. foxed/ stained. Binding worn.
= The third edition, with letterpress halftitle with "Tweede druk, 1818". Lust en Leering p.24 and p.394-395; Huiskamp L229.
Ivo de Noordhollander, of het levensverhaal van een jeugdigen zeevaarder. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1840), 36p., 17 col. lithogr. plates (incl. title-p.), later boards, obl. sm. 8vo.
- Lacks htitle; contents loose.
= Not in the usual ref. works. The Children's World of Learning 905 lists a copy with 18 plates and a lithogr. illustration on front and back cover (not present in our copy). The plates were published by Glénison & Van Genechten, Turnhout.
- Engr. title foxed. Spine worn and splitting.
Blanchard, P. De Schatkamer voor kinderen. Dordr., Blussé en van Braam, 1823, XV,(1),208p., engr. frontisp. and 7 plates, contemp. boards.
- Spine-ends and corners worn. = Huiskamp B161.
Kluppell, K.L. Fabelen en vertelsels benevens uitgelezene gedachten van vermaarde mannen en vrouwen. Amst., Gebr. Diederichs, 1838, II,(2),127p., engr. and aquatint title and 3 plates after H.P. OOSTERHUIS, orig. printed boards.
- Spine pasted over w. paper; boards soiled. = Huiskamp K144.
AND 5 others, i.a. MARIA ADAMS EN AGATHA HALLER OF DE VOORDEELEN DER MATIGHEID (Amst., n.d. (1836), 2nd ed., engr. title and 2 partly handcol. plates after H.P. OOSTERHUIS, orig. printed boards).
- First and final plate loose(ning); final plate w. a few sm. tears. Backcover prob. renewed; frontcover yellowed, soiled and w. some vague col. pencil scribbling.
= Lust en Leering p.295f and 450. The first Dutch translation of De L'Epine's Histoire aussi intéressante qu'invraisemblable de l'intrepide capitain Castagnette, neveu de l'homme à la tête de bois (Paris, 1862). It is a story about the senselessness of waging war against all odds and may be summarized as follows: a soldier (Jan Kanon) first looses one of his eyes, then, when he is serving in Napoléon's army, his left arm, subsequently his legs and his face (which is replaced with a face of wax). During a spell of fighting in the desert, during which his face starts to melt, it is replaced by a face of silver. And in Russia, finally, he is hit in his back by a cannonball which cannot be removed by the surgeon. When Jan Kanon hears of Napoléon's death, he falls asleep in front of his fire and his wooden legs catch fire. Eventually the flames reach the cannonball and it explodes. Rare.
- Owner's stamp in blank margin of prelim. blank, verso title-p. and last textp.; partly very vaguely waterstained in outer blank margins; worldmap sl. soiled in outer margin, sl. affecting image; map of Asia cut short in outer margin up to border of image and w. sm. tear in outer margin of image; new endpapers (w. bookplate). Vellum rubbed and gilding faded.
= BNK 532, calling for 9 maps, but the printed binder's index only listing 5 maps, as in our copy: "Het letterpseudoniem is door Van Doorninck opgelost als 'Abraham Arend Van Der Meersch Verbi Divini Minister Delftensis'; cf. voor deze Remonstrantse predikant NNBW X, 598-600." Not in The Children's World of Learning. Rare.
- Sl. foxed.
= Cf. Lust en Leering p.335; The Children's World of Learning 4385; Caljé-Van Gulik 150 (all on the 1st ed.).
Leerzaam en nuttig. Keur van uitgezochte verhalen voor de jeugd. Krommenie, I. de Haan, (1856), 85p., 4 col. lithogr. plates by P.W.M. TRAP, orig. clothbacked boards, sm. 8vo.
- Occas. trifle foxed; bookblock broken. Cover trifle foxed/ soiled.
= Bound with a schoolprize to "Piet Keg for his "lessen in de Vriessche Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zaandam" (dated 1858).
- Lacks htitle; bookblock broken and contents loose(ning); some marginal waterstaining/ foxing; some pencil scribbling, i.a. on verso plates. Old owner's entry on frontcover.
= Lust en Leering p.42; Huiskamp M91; not in Coll. Caljé-Van Gulik or The Children's World of Learning. Scarce, 3 copies in NCC.Meerten, A.B. van and Robidé van der Aa, C.P.E. Bloempjes voor de Nederlandsche jeugd. Ibid., idem, n.d. (1839), (4),108,(4)p., 12 handcol. woodengr. ills., orig. printed boards, sm. 8vo.
- Hinges weak(ening) and a few lvs. loose(ning). Spine pasted over w. cloth.
= Huiskamp M139. Published earlier as Almanak voor de jeugd, 1837.
AND 1 other by the same: Nuttige tijdkorting voor de jeugd (ibid., 1835, 11 (of 12) handcol. lithogr. plates (1x double-p.), orig. printed boards, sm. 8vo. Lacks the frontisp.; spine pasted over w. cloth. Huiskamp M145).
- Lvs. fingersoiled and heavily creased; paper occas. splitting on creases; a few marginal tears; one fold strengthened w. tape.
= Rare French edition after the rare German edition of Von Früh bis Spät. Shows people and their activities throughout the day. Krahé 137; Krahé, Spielwelt 130.
- A few tiny chips in edges.
= Rare English edition of Da musst du lachen, perhaps a proof. The German edition has movable flaps, for humoristic effect. Krahé 30; Krahé Spielwelt 28. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVIII.
- Poor copy, all. lvs. browned and (sl.) foxed in margins; occas. sm. marginal tears. Frontwr. foxed, frayed and lacking upper right corner; prob. rebound w. all lvs. strengthened in inner margin.
= Very rare Dutch edition of Rotkäppchen (G. Weisse, 1906) by Meggendorfer. Cf. Krahé 124; Krahé, Spielwelt no.118.
- Contents trifle spotted; sm. owner's entry on first free endpaper. Wrappers trifle/ sl. soiled.
= Huiskamp M217; The Children's World of Learning 960: "Fine illustrated children's book about the happy daily life of two little children".
- Two lvs. w. holes in upper inner corner from silverfish; endpapers foxed. Cl. sl. soiled.
Les aventures de Robinson Crusoé. Ibid., Garnier Frères, n.d. (±1900), (2),72,(2)p., col. lithogr. plates and ills. by MABY, orig. clothbacked pict. boards by C. HIRLEMANN, large 4to.
- Outer and lower board edges worn.
AND 6 others, i.a. L. VALADE, L'Affaire Arlequin (Paris, n.d. (±1890), col. lithogr. plates by R. TINANT, orig. lithogr. boards, 4to. Spine strengthened w. tape).
- Paper pocket repaired w. sellotape, causing stains on viewers. Otherwise fine.
= From the series Les Albums du Père Castor.
AND 1 other.
= I. Buen Viaje; II. En el parque Zoológico; IV. Liebres y Lievrecillas; VI. El circo; VII. La Casa de Muñecas; VIII. Mi Ferrocarril.
AND 14 others similar, identical size, in Dutch, German, Italian and English.
= The size and shape suggest the same origin.
- Spine splitting, central plate loosening.
= Rare, NCC lists one copy with a different address. Title on frontcover reads: "Moeder de Gans. De Betooverde prinses. Schouwtooneel voor kinderen. Nieuw Vermakelijk Prentenboek". With publisher's list on backwr. The central plate with growing pages shows the story of Sleeping Beauty. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXIX.
- Spine split(ting).
= No copies traced with this rare Dutch address. The mostly known (later?) edition is published by Sala, Berlin. Some buildings are typical Dutch and there are also many Dutch coats of arms. So probably a very rare Dutch edition. An early trick book with five different types of col. plates (green alphabets, blue scraps, black silhouettes, red coats of arms (mostly Dutch) and brown building fronts), the leaves of which all have 4 small incisions, each incision determining which series of plates will be seen when flicking through the book, from front to back and from back to front. Cf. Wegehaupt IV, 212 (published by Sala). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXIX.
AND 3 others, incl. 1 similar: MAGIC-PICTURE BOOK. BILDER-ZAUBEREI. LIVRE DE LA MAGIE GRAPHIQUE (Nürnberg, ±1880, col. lithogr. plates, orig. pict. wr.).
- A few sm./ tiny closed tears in plates; plates fingersoiled. Backcover detached; dustwr. dam.
= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXX.