Ex libris Bernard M. Meeks; Maroon paper label, printed in golden ink, on lower paste-down: J. A. Allen & Co., 1 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, S.W. 1, Specialists in books on The Horse; Publisher's green fine diagonal grain cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in blind, black, and gold; oval chromolithographed paper onlay on upper board
Excerpt: Once upon a time there were four little rabbits and their names were Flopsy Mopsy Cotton- tail and Peter. They lived with their mother in a sand- bank underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
Excerpt: Once upon a time there was an old pig with three little pigs and one day she said to them: My children it is time for you to go out in the world and seek your fortunes So bidding their mother good-bye the three little pigs set out to earn their living.
Excerpt: Three Blind Mice. Three Small Mice Three Small Mice Pined for some fum Pined for some fum They made up their minds to set out to roam Said they Tis dull to remain at home and all the luggage they took was a comb These three Small Mice.
Excerpt: The little engine that could chug chug chug Puff Puff Puff Ding-ding ding the little train rumbled over the tracks She was a happy little train for she had such a jolly load to carry...
Excerpt: A is the Anvil on which the blacksmith does pound, While the bright shining sparks fly all around. B is for bat and also for ball, when Edwin plays He always gets a hard fall.
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Excerpt: I HAVE made many books about well-behaved people. Now, for a change, I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, called Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod. Nobody could call Mr. Tod nice. The rabbits could not bear him; they could smell him half a mile off. He was of a wandering habit and he had foxy whiskers; they never knew where he would be next.
Excerpt: Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. All the other little bulls he lived with would run and jump and butt their heads together, but not Ferdinand. He liked to sit just quietly and smell the flowers. He had a favorite spot out in the pasture under a cork tree. It was his favorite tree and he would sit in its shade all day and smell the flowers. Sometimes his mother, who was a cow, would worry about him. She was afraid he w...
Baby's Own Aesop presents the fables as one-stanza limericks, each pictorially pointed by Walter Crane, the noted painter and illustrator. He apprenticed to master wood-engraver, William James Linton, who furnished the draft of the book's poems for Crane to edit. Baby's Own Aesop is available in a beautiful http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SaveBook?bookid=crababy_00150086&lang=English facsimile edition of colored engravings from the International Children's Digital L...
Children, Animals, Poetry
Hugo, T. Bewick ; NUC pre-1956 ; Publisher's printed tan wrappers; vignettes on upper and lower wrappers ; Ex libris Olive Percival
Part I. Harry's horn-book -- Part II. Harry's picture-book -- Part III. Harry's nursery songs -- Part IV. Harry's nursery tales -- Part V. Harry's simple stories -- Part VI. Harry's country walk ; Gumuchian ; Wood-engraved illustrations hand-colored ; Red cloth over boards blocked in blind and gold ; Ex libris Bernard M. Meeks ; Inscription in ink, dated January 25th 1851,
Excerpt: Once upon a time, in a thick forest, there lived three bears One was a great big father bear, with a big head, and large paws, and a great voice...
Special Collections copy 2 = Buff printed wrappers; unbound. Call number: PZ 6 G64 1843
CONTENTS.-The milkmaid.-Hey diddle diddle.-Baby Bunting.-A frog he would a-wooing go.-The fox jumps over the parson's gate