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1 Andrea Immel and Brian Alderson. Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song-Book, The First Collection of English Nursery Rhymes, A Facsimile Edition with a History and Annotations.
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
8vo. 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. 121 pp. 45 photographic illustrations throughout, page 21 is a double-page foldout illustration, notes, annotations, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Bound in purple cloth over boards, front cover titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Three miniature books: each 3 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches. Photographic facsimiles; text clean, unmarked. Bound in red, purple, and maroon silk respectively, gilt titling on covers. All 4 volumes housed in a partitioned clamshell box, purple cloth over boards, gilt titled spine. New. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies of this boxed set which includes Alderson and Immel's scholarly work on the history and legacy of Tommy Thumb's Pretty Little Song Book (two volumes), and The Pretty Book, that includes full-size facsimile editions of each of the eighteenth-century originals. The text of the three miniature books were engraved in by George Bickham, Jr. (1706-1771) and contain the earliest printed collection of English nursery rhymes. The Pretty Book exists in only one copy; only two exist of Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book. This publication brings these 3 classic works to a wider twenty-first century audience for the first time. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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A Visit From St. Nicholas....  With Original Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Boyd., Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863).
2 Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). A Visit From St. Nicholas.... With Original Cuts, Designed and Engraved by Boyd.
London: The British Library, Reference Division Publications, Printed by The Paragon Press, 1981. First Edition, thus Collectible: Very Good 
LIMITATION NOT STATED of this SCARCE Christmas Card printed for the Board of Trustees of the British Library for distribution to their special friends. Accordion Fold Pamphlet. 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches. 15, [1 blank] panels. Printed in black and brick-red inks, decorative initial and tailpiece in brick-red ink, 6 engraved cuts printed in black; text unmarked, small pencil notation on front cover (this can be erased). 1 long folded sheet with 7 folds forming 8 panels, printed on both sides, the last panel blank; binding square and tight. Comes in an original mailing envelope addressed to the Jas. S. Copley Library in La Jolla, California, the front of the envelope is printed to reproduce the front cover panel of the pamphlet, includes a printed card from Commander Michael Saunders Watson and members of the British Library Board with Holiday Greetings and New Year Wishes. Only very minor wear from handling, almost as new. Very Good. SCARCE. The text printed here is from the first separately published book of "A Visit From St. Nicholas," printed in New York City by Henry M. Onderdonk in 1848, illustrated with engravings by Theodore C. Boyd (1830 - circa 1899). Boyd used a Dutch handyman, called Peter, as the model for Santa Claus. Later reprint of Clement Clarke Moore's universally-known poem, which was first published anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel on December 23, 1823. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The History of Moses., Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).
3 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). The History of Moses.
Daylesford, PA: A. Edward Newton, "Oak Knoll," 1919 First Edition. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Signed by Other
FIRST EDITION of a work composed by Stevenson when he was six years old. 12mo. 7 1/4 x 4 7/8 inches. [iv], 10 pp. Color frontispiece illustration of the Children of Israel leaving Egypt, facsimiles of Mrs. Stevenson's Manuscript and the inscription in the "Happy Sunday Book;" text clean, unmarked. Blue printed wrappers, stitched with blue yarn; binding square and tight, light shelf wear and toning to the covers. Comes in an added quarter brown morocco slip case with blue cloth sides, seam between the cloth and leather ruled in gilt, raised bands, spine titled in gilt, with a cloth covered chemise that inserts into the slip case with the little book inside with a clear plastic dust-jacket; leather on slip case with mild rubbing, foot of spine showing. Book plate of George H. Tweney. INSCRIBED by the publisher, A. Edward Newton, on the front free end-paper, "Will Mr. Walls accept a tiny first edition of an esteemed author with the compliments of A. Edward Newton. Nov. 1919." Very Good. This story is the earliest literary effort of the young Robert Louis Stevenson, who recited it to his mother, who in turn recorded it in a little book. The colored frontispiece is also a contemporary artistic effort of the budding author, complete with the Children of Israel fleeing Egypt wearing Puritan buckled stove-pipe hats, two of whom are smoking pipes. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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