The Mother Goose Book. Illustrations by Mary LaFetra Russell. Copyrighted 1914 by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company, New York. Book number 709.
This is a first edition book. 12 adorable color illustrations (front and back of 6 pages) depicting each nursery rhyme, by Mary LaFetra Russell.
Nursery rhymes include:
Large linen book with stiff wraps measuring a little over 9 7/8 inches wide x 12 inches long. 16 pages including the front and back covers.
Used condition with a crease on the lower right corner of the front cover, split along the top and bottom of the spine, fraying along the spine, edge and corner wear, and some foxing and soiling. Interior pages have some foxing, some creased corners, and a couple of missing corners.
The interior pages were originally printed and adhered together (front and back) they have started to separate in the lower outer corner, probably from the pages being turned over the years.
All pages of the book are shown in the photos. Click on photos to zoom.
Adorable antique illustrated children's book!
Vintage original 1953 Mueller Water Works Catalog W-96. Mueller Co. Main Office & Factory, Decatur, Illinois.
Hardcover book measuring 8 3/4 inches wide x 11 1/4 inches long. Approximately 150 pages.
Includes a separate net price list book that is housed in a pocket inside the front cover. Price list book has 63 pages.
Catalog is divided into sections, which include:
Black and white illustrations and line drawings on most of the pages.
Condition is very good with some light wear to the cover. Light foxing inside the front and back covers. Age toning and light soiling to some of the interior pages. No marks or tears.
The Advanced Edition Palmer Method of Business Writing by A.N. Palmer (Late Editor - The American Penman). Published by The A. N. Palmer Company of New York, Chicago, Portland, Ore. & Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 1949 edition.
Measures 8 7/8 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches tall with 96 pages.
A Series of Lesson in Rapid, Plain, Unshaded, Coarse-pen, Muscular Movement Writing for Use in Schools, Public or Private, Where an Easy and Legible Handwriting is the Object Sought.
Book is in good condition with ink writing at the top of the front cover, creased and curled corner and general wear. Back cover has a tiny tear near the center top, and some darkening along the left edge. Interior pages are very good with some small creased corners and a few dog eared pages. No marks or tears. Some light soiling on a few pages.
Highly collectible edition!
Choo Choo The Little Switch Engine by Wallace Wadsworth. Illustrated by Mary Jane Chase.
Rand McNally Elf book number 8394. Copyright date of 1954. Original price printed on cover 25c.
Book measures about 6 5/8 inches wide x a little over 8 1/4 inches long with 20 pages. Condition is good with wear to cover corners and edges, and some scuffing. Also has the 23 stamped on the front cover and an ink scribble starting at the train's eyes down through the bottom of the book.
Interior pages are good with inscription written inside front cover in ink, name written on title page in black crayon, and a letter T written at the top of the third page in ink. Last page has a small vertical crease along the right edge, along with a tiny tear near the bottom of the crease.
Color illustrations throughout.
Very cute children's story book for your collection!