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The Joys of Collecting Children's Books

Ford, Alla T.

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108pp. First edition. One of 500 copies, signed by Alla T. Ford on the colophon, and inscribed by her "To Kal Levitan, A Real 'Bookie'," with his bookplate, on the front endpaper. An article first published in "The Book-Lover's Answer" in July 1965. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Fine in gilt-titled blue cloth. (2 3/8 by 1 15/16; 61x49mm). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Joys of Collecting Children's Books
Publisher: Ford Press
Publication Date: 1968

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Ford, Alla T.
Published by Ford Press. Hong Kong. (1968)
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Book Description Ford Press. Hong Kong., 1968. Condition: A Very Good clean tight copy. Red cloth hardcover. First Edition. #12 of 500 copies. Inscribed to Thomas A. Dunn by author in red ink. Dunn's initials and date at lower right corner of free endpaper. Seller Inventory # 11759

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Alla T Ford
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Book Description Ford Press, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. First Edition. LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, this is number 166. The FIRST EDITION in book form of an essay that first appeared in The Book Lover's Answer, July, 1965. Miniature Book. 2/38 x 1 15/16 inches. [vi], 106, [2] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece of the title page for an American edition of Janeway's A Token for Children, and 15 other black-and-white illustrations from vintage children's books, front free end-paper and colophon embellished with hand-drawn flower illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red cloth; bindings slightly askew, front paste-down beginning to come up. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the colophon. Very good. This book is an extended mediation on the pleasure that can be gained from the ownership and study of children's books published in ages past. Alla T. Ford was born in the Ukraine, the daughter of a Czarist general. She was educated at the Sorbonne, and, later, in 1957, was one of the original 16 members of The International Wizard of Oz Club. She helped establish science-fiction and children's book collections at the Universities of George and South Florida. Seller Inventory # GHEEY312-1

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Ford, Alla T.
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Book Description Ford Press 1968, 1968. Hardcover First Printing. Signed, limited edition, 500 copies, this copy one of 25 with handpainted front cover. A miniature book, 2 3/8 x 2 inches. Inscribed and hand-decorated on front free endpaper and iscribed to important collector Alida Roochvarg with her bookplate laid in. Light wear to extremities, fine. Seller Inventory # 14805

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Book Description Ford Press, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Miniature hardcover. 2 5/8 x 2 inches; edition limited to 500 signed copies, this being number 36 and one of 50 with hand-painted covers; [3],106,[1] pages; hand-drawn bouquet in preliminary blank page; numerous black and white illustrations, six of which have been hand-colored. Turquoise cloth covered boards slightly bowed with small bleached spots at edges, hint of fraying at top rear corner, tiny brown spot on fore edge of text block, silver booksellers label from Tokyo's Lilliput Oval Saloon in rear. First published in "The Book Lover's Answer," July 1965. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000835

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Book Description Ford Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. B0006CY5IA Miniature book limited 500 copies, signed by author. Author/publisher's first miniature book. This is not one of the first 50 which had hand coloring. Inscribed/signed to Elenore Chaya with Chaya's tiny bookplate. Seller Inventory # PM-NW7Q-2BP4

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