[Picture books] Thirteen English titles w. chromolithogr. ills.
(1) A visit from St. Nicholas. Printed in Germany for S. Hildesheimer and Co. in London and Manchester, n.d. (ca. 1890), (12) pp., entirely lithographed, each page and orig. cloth-backed pict. boards w. col. or tinted lithogr. ill. by Eiza F. Manning, sm. 8vo (sl. browned).
Very rare English "Sinterklaas" story, nicely ill. Saint Nicholas is actually portrayed like Father Christmas as we know him. (2) R. Overton. Naughty Children. Words by Robert Overton. Printed in Berlin by W. Hagelberg for W. Hagelberg in London/ New York, n.d. (ca. 1889), (20) pp., tinted lithogr. title, and chromolithogr. ills. and orig. threadbound limp pict. boards, obl. 12mo (foot of spine split). Owner's entry dated 1889 on inside frontcover. Very rare, now politically incorrect little picture book, containg two stories about "four little nigger boys", with surreptitious advertising for Sunlight Soap at the end. See also lot 1643 in this auction. (3) B. Handler. Those tiresome twins. Printed in Prussia for Castell Brothers in London and F.A. Stokes in New York, n.d. (ca. 1895), (20) p., entirely lithogr., w. 10 chromolithogr. ills. and tinted lithogr. book decoration on the other pages, orig. cordbound limp. pict. boards, 12mo size. -and 10 similar late 19th/ early 20th cent. picture books w. chromolithogr. ills. and covers, incl. "My friend Doggie", with nice cover-ill. depicting a dog-cart. (total 13)