The Bee Who Would Not Work by Charlotte Herr - Published: 1913 - $165.00
The Bee Who Would Not Work
by Charlotte Herr

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The creativity, color and design variation of books is showcased better in children's books than perhaps any other genre. With bright patterns, gorgeous cover design and often fantastic illustration, these are books meant to excite the eyes as well as the mind. From the 20th century and earlier, enjoy these beautiful, collectible children's books.

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25 Beautiful, Vintage Children's Books

The A.B.C. Book of Birds by Carolyn S. Hodgman
The A.B.C. Book of Birds
Carolyn S. Hodgman
1916




This copy: $85.00
The Monkeys Circus from Wonders of the Circus
The Monkeys Circus
from Wonders of the Circus
1883




This copy: $121.11
Tom Swift and His House on Wheels by Victor Appleton
Tom Swift and His House on Wheels
Victor Appleton
1929




This copy: $65.00
The Merry-Go Round by Carolyn Wells
The Merry-Go Round
Carolyn Wells
1901





This copy: $275.00
Sweets From Fairy Land
Sweets From Fairy Land
1896



This copy: $799.32
Poor Cock Robin an Anonymous Toy Book
Poor Cock Robin
Anonymous Toy Book
1880



This copy: $121.11
Bobbie Bubbles by E. Hugh Sherwood
Bobbie Bubbles
E. Hugh Sherwood
1916



This copy: $125.00
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Frances Hodgson Burnett
1919

This copy: $1500.00
Mr. Mogo Mouse by Jane Ort
Mr. Mogo Mouse
Jane Ort
1930



This copy: $247.50
Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax by Ethel Clere Chamberlin
Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax
Ethel Clere Chamberlin
1928


This copy: $67.80
Queen Summer, or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose by Walter Crane
Queen Summer, or the Journey of the Lily and the Rose
Walter Crane
1891

This copy: $180.00
The Story of the Merry Little Grig by Rebus Riddle Reading
The Story of the Merry Little Grig
Rebus Riddle Reading
1929


This copy: $50.00
Ginger & Pickles by Beatrix Potter
Ginger & Pickles
Beatrix Potter
1909



This copy: $10,496
The Ladder of Rickety Rungs by T.C. O'Donnell
The Ladder of Rickety Rungs
T.C. O'Donnell
1923


This copy: $275.00
Little Pictures for Little People by Amy Steedman
Little Pictures for Little People
Amy Steedman
1927


This copy: $65.00
Rhymes for Kindly Children by Fairmont Snyder
Rhymes for Kindly Children
Fairmont Snyder
1916


This copy: $100.00
The Children's Play-Hour Book by Stephen Southwold (ed.)
The Children's Play-Hour Book
Stephen Southwold (ed.)
1929

This copy: $55.72
Sunbeams by F.E. Weatherly
Sunbeams
F.E. Weatherly
1888



This copy: $78.33
One, Two, Three, Four by Helen Gray Cone
One, Two, Three, Four
Helen Gray Cone
1889


This copy: $300.00
Hansel & Gretel and Other Stories by The Brothers Grimm
Hansel & Gretel and Other Stories
The Brothers Grimm
1925


This copy: $5590.00
Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson
Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz
Ruth Plumly Thompson
1929


This copy: $250.00
Mr. Punch's Book of Birthdays by Olga Morgan & Harry Rountree
Mr. Punch's Book of Birthdays
Olga Morgan & Harry Rountree
1906

This copy: $101.73

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