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    Lot of Five Peter Parley to Penrod Children's Books.

    Jacob Blanck's Peter Parley to Penrod is one of the most essential (and one of the most frequently cited) bibliography of children's literature, originally published in 1938. The five titles in this lot are all included in Blanck's bibliography of "best-loved American juvenile books." Titles include: [Jacob Abbott.] Rollo's Travels. Boston: William Crosby and Company, 1840. First edition. Twelvemo. Illustrations. Brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Boards rubbed and worn, particularly at corners; some light spots to boards. Spine ends chipped. Heavy foxing throughout. Generally, good, in a custom slipcase and chemise. Peter Parley to Penrod 2. [and:] William Allen White. The Court of Boyville. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. First edition. Illustrations. Pictorial cloth, lightly soiled. Very good in custom quarter leather slipcase and chemise. Peter Parley to Penrod 109. [and:] Henry A. Shute. The Real Diary of a Real Boy. Boston: The Everett Press, 1902. First edition. Twelvemo. Pictorial olive cloth. Cloth soiled, hinges cracked, binding cocked. Good. Peter Parley to Penrod 118. [and:] John Fox, Jr. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. First edition, first issue. Illustrations by F. C. Yohn. Gilt-stamped red cloth. Inked name. Fine in custom quarter leather box and chemise. Peter Parley to Penrod 146 (a "border-line selection"). [and:] Booth Tarkington. Penrod. Garden City, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Illustrations by Gordon Grant. Pictorial blue cloth, lightly rubbed. Very good. Peter Parley to Penrod 132.


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