hiawatha by marion e. gridley
suggested by henry w. longfellow's poem hiawatha
elf book, 1956, rand mcnally & co., chicago
illustrated by irma wilde


zoo's who

i am in love with the endpapers on this book...wouldn't that illustration make lovely stationery? or circling a child's skirt? too cute. i wasn't able to find any information on the illustrator or author unfortunately. lithographed first edition.

zoo's who by doris g. tobias
first edition, 1948, vanguard press, new york
illustrated by barbara smith


snow white and rose red

i'm always attracted to grimm's fairy tales...and adrienne adams' (a twice over caldecott runner up) illustrations are simply wonderful. former library copy.

snow white and rose red: by the brothers grimm
first edition, 1964, charles scribner's sons, new york
translated by wayne andrews
illustrated by adrienne adams



another collection...these three are geared towards interacting with children through teaching theory, instruction and reading.

bonnie prince charlie by g.a. henty
the wanamaker young people's library, c. 1900, john wanamaker, philadelphia
illustrated by gordon browne

page: theory and practice of teaching by david page
edited by w.h. payne, 1885, a.s. barnes & co, american book company, new york

pleasant lands by arthur gates and jean ayer
the work-play books, 1934, the macmillan company, new york
illustrated by a. gladys peck and eleanor eadie



another collection, this time just two...they are linked because of their gilded spines, they are both victorian and both were published by thomas y. crowell & co., as well as, a snazzy illustrated cover page with tissue separator. they are both lovely books, particularly l'avril which i think is letterpress, and has beautiful illustrations throughout. it's also in top notch condition.

l'avril by paul margueritte
translated by helen b. dole
1st edition, 1895, thomas y. crowell & co., new york
illustrator not credited

~this book also has its original red ribbon bookmark!

tales from shakespeare
compiled and abridged by charles and mary lamb
handy volume classics, c. 1878, thomas y. crowell & co., new york



i've recently started thinking about books in small collections, and how a collection can be a story in itself. a small collection (or even a large collection) can speak mountains about a subject, interest, lifetime of experiences, aesthetic...i think even more so than a singular book may be able to.
here is a small collection of three books, which i think fit well together.

within a budding grove, volume II of remembrance of things past by marcel proust
1st modern library edition, 1930, the modern library, new york
translated by c.k. scott moncrieff

the shorn lamb by william j. locke
1st american edition, 1930, dodd, mead and company, new york
~this book has the most wonderful silkscreened endpapers and the design overall is magnificent.

short stories of w. somerset maugham
1934, nelson doubleday, inc., new york