693 - 827 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (including COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS)
- 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.
- 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".
- Bookblock broken; quires loose(ning). Binding sl. rubbed.
= Huiskamp M1280; Saalmink 1280; Landwehr, Emblem and fable books 516 note; Van Veen, part 2, 316; The Children's World of Learning 3740. First and only edition of this free adaptation of the emblem book by J. Luiken with new texts and plates, published under the same title in 1712.
Bloemenknoppen in eene rij van Aangename en Leerzame Verhalen voor Gehoorzame Kinderen. Purmerend, Broedelet & Rykenberg, 1833, 3rd ed., 106p., 4 contemp. handcol. plates, orig. printed boards.
- 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).
= Privately published in a probably very limited edition.
Lavater, W. Roodkapje. Utr., Het Spectrum, 1973, leporello, 38 entirely col. lithogr. pages by W. LAVATER, orig. cl., plexiglass slipcase.
= Dutch edition after the French, publ. by Adrien Maegt, Paris, 1965.
AND 20 other movable and pop-up books, i.a. H. KRAHÉ, Komm zu uns, lieber Weihnachtsmann! (Esslingen, 1994, col. pop-up and revolving plates, orig. boards, obl. 4to) and MOTHER SHIPTON (Toronto, 1980, fold. text leaf, facs. vol.: lvs. w. folding flaps, orig. wr., together in orig. envelope. Facs. harlequinade vol. of the ed. London, 1800).
- Contents fine. Some spine-ends worn (1x repaired); rubbed along boardedges.
= Complete series? 1. De haven, het station; 2. De garage, het vliegveld; 3. Roodkapje, De gelaarsde kat; 4. Hans en Grietje, Sneeuwwitje; 5. Assepoester; 6. Sneeuwwitje.
AND 11 others (i.a. 9 similar), all but 2 published by the same (2 English editions, publ. by Sandle Brothers), i.a. Vacantie op de boerderij and Op de boerderij and 2 untitled vols. w. fold. pop-up plates.
- All leaves loose; one textp. stained, other textp. sl. duststained. Otherwise fine.
= Rare complete copy of this anthropomorphic cat's panorama, the backcover with a pocket for keeping the cut-out cat figures in as well as letterpress directions. Not in Necker. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXIX.
= Very probably a printer's model (by the author?) of this very rare children's book (only one copy in NCC), incl. 2 corrections in the text.
- Spine-ends worn. = With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED DEDICATION on htitle.
- Lvs. occas. yellowed; 1 plate loose. Binding trifle worn. = Complete album.
AND 1 Zwartjes album.
- One leaf loose; marginal stains from rusty staples. Spine worn.
Het nieuwsgierig haasje. Amst., J. Vlieger, n.d. (±1890), 16p., 12 (6 full-p. chromo)lithogr. ills., orig. clothbacked chromolithogr. boards, 4to.
- Fingersoiled. Boards soiled. = Rare.
Müller, C. De jonge Boers. Lotgevallen en ontmoetingen in de Binnenlanden van de Kaap de Goede Hoop. The Hague, M.M. Couvée, n.d. (±1880), (4),251p., col. lithogr. title and 3 plates, orig. gilt pict. cl.
- Sl. foxed. = Rare.
Goeverneur, J.J.A. Uit het kinderleven. Leyden, A.W. Sijthoff, n.d. (±1880), 2nd ed., no pagination, 24 col. lithogr. ills., sl. later simple wr., sm. 8vo.
- One text leaf lower corner torn off; one plate w. closed tear. = Rare.
Jaekel, E. Vrolijke winteravonden. Amst., G.L. Koopman, n.d. (±1840), (6),110p., 4 lithogr. plates, later hcl.
- Sl. foxed; (finger)soiled.
AND 9 others, i.a. J.J. CREMER, Japik en Pleuntje (The Hague, 1877, tinted lithogr. plates by J.C. SCHMIDT CRANS, orig. gilt cl. Endpapers browned, otherwise a (very) fine copy).
- Sold w.a.f. Lacks title-p. and misbound; lvs. loose(ning) and some reattached.
= Lust en Leering, p.382f. Rare; one copy in NCC.
Untitled. (Mainz, J. Scholz, ±1860), 12 col. lithogr. plates, orig. boards w. mounted col. lithogr. plate, obl, 8vo.
- Sold w.a.f. Plates sl. thumbed. Spine cracked; frontcover loose and sl. soiled/ stained; worn along extremities.
= Nice coloured lithogr. plates w. title underneath in English, German, Dutch and French, i.a. "Boating excursion", "Lunch", "The cradle", "The Exiles of Siberia", "The Bagpiper", "Bohemians", "Shipwreck", "Boarhunting" and "Attack of a Blockhouse".
- A few leaves browned and loose.
= Possibly part of a series published by P.H. Trap, Leyden, in 1829 with the general title:
De jeugdige speelmakkers, een boekje voor de lieve jeugd. Attractively illustrated work containing i.a. the following illustrated poems: Het vogelvangen (SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXX), Het kippenvoeren, De kanarie en het sijsje and Het gevonden vogelnestje.
- Lower joint starting; backstrip sl. fingersoiled. Remarkably fresh copy.
= Cat. The Children's World of Learning 1878 (calling for only 36 plates); Scheepers II, 446: "...weinig voorkomende uitgave." Very nicely illustrated edition. The first (German) edition was published in 1855.
- All lvs. detached, can be reattached; trifle foxed. = Very rare and early children's book on an animated motorcar.
- Bookblock broken and some lvs./ quires loose; partly vaguely waterstained, mainly in outer margin, affecting the plate only very vaguely; some sl. yellowing/ soiling. Boards rubbed/ sl. worn.
= Rare. Fine plates of various flowers. Huiskamp R94; Lust en Leering p.72; Van Veen Sale II, 352.
- Bookblock split; final leaf badly torn and repaired w. later paper (part of text reproduced in pen and ink); a few lvs. w. sm. marginal tears. Covers browned/ sl. stained; paper over board on frontcover wearing off along edges; foot of spine dam.
= Lust en Leering p.267f; The Children's World of Learning 3772 (dating early 1860s on basis of publisher's catalogue printed on pastedowns); Ki.la.ki.le. 572 (ed. 1864). Rare.
(Idem). De kleine mama Pauline en hare pop Marie. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1855), 1st ed., (16)p., handcol. lithogr. title-p. and 15 tinted plates finished by hand, orig. wr.
- First textleaf and first plate loose; some foxing. Wrappers loose, badly dam./ torn and w. old pieces of sellotape.
= Nice story about a girl that has to raise her naughty doll, who is lazy, pouts too often ("toont een hoofdje") and is headstrong. Lust en Leering p.140,142 ("Lijst van Nederlandse poppenboeken"), 266, 276, 447.
- Bookblock loose. Rebacked.
= Very decorative compositions with many borders in pen and ink by a skillful hand. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXIX.