Aunt Louisa's Book of Nursery Rhymes

This antique hardcover book of nursery rhymes has a blue cloth spine with black lettering and a color cover illustration. Cover edges and spine are heavily worn; rear cover is soiled; owner's name on half-title page; some soil within, browning, but most pages are clean; fair condition overall. No date of publication given; ca. 1865-1875. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings, this book has a wide variety of nursery rhymes for children. 94 pages; approx. 8"x8".

  • Frederick Warne and Co.

Per Pusling Flytter Inn

This Norwegian-language children's book is bound with a maroon spine and a color cover illustration. The cover features the swan logo of the publisher, and has a numeral "2" in the lower right-hand corner; the color illustration shows a young boy laying on his bed, with a small elf on the floor beside the bed. Rear cover advertises other books from this publisher, including "Geitekillingen som kunne telle til ti" by Alf Proysen. This book is by the author of the popular Pippi Longstocking books and features playful color illustrations throughout. Cover has wear, soil; intermittent soil to inner pages, no writing, tanned pages, edgewear. 23 pages; approx. 7"x8". 

  • Astrid Lindgren
  • Ilon Wikland, illustrator
  • Tiden, 1960

The Island Cook Book

Published by The Ladies of the Islesford (Maine) Church Club. 5.5"x8" with 76 pages. Brown cover is clean, white lettering on spine a bit faded. First few pages show some soil and are a bit wavy. Gift inscription on front endpaper. 

  • The Island Cook Book
  • Islesford Church Club, 1940

Mildred's Boys and Girls

Entry from the Mildred Series - "The family fears the concoming Civil War and the possibility of sending fathers and sons, brothers and cousins off to fight." Book shows stain to rear cover, mild wear and soil, gift inscription - overall a clean and bright copy. Jacket shows heavy edgewear and soil, chips and discolored spine, fair condition. 346 pages, 5 x 7.5 inches. 

  • Mildred's Boys and Girls
  • Martha Finley
  • A. L. Burt Company, 1914

The Fables of Aesop

The Fables of Aesop, based on the texts of L'Estrange and Croxall. Unusual binding, plaid cloth covers with decorative paper labels on front cover and spine. Frontispiece illustration with tissueguard of The Hare and the Tortoise. Covers show soil, wear to spine label with a bit of fading. Corners slightly bumped, some edgewear. Pages a bit browned, occasional soil, former owner's name is present, binding is sound. 4 x 6 inches with 230 pages.

  • The Fables of Aesop
  • Aesop, Edited By J. Walker McSpadden
  • Thomas Y. Crowell, 1903

Tropic of Capricorn

John Calder edition of Miller's controversial novel. Book is bound in red cloth with gilt titles, generally very clean and crisp. Jacket is edgeworn, faded, with chips at spine ends-now in mylar. Book itself has wear and soil. Mark on verso of title page. 316 pages; approx. 6"x8".

  • Henry Miller
  • John Calder, 1964

Faster! Faster!

5.5 x 8.5 hard cover book. White and black lettering on the orange-red dust jacket spine with an illustrated cover. A story of terrifying thoughtful import by a brilliant English writer, told with the pace and intensity of the best suspense novels. 251 pages. Dust jacket wear, rubbing and soil-now in mylar. Tight binding, light wear. Nice clean copy.

  • Faster! Faster!
  • Patrick Bair
  • The Viking Press, 1950