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Books Through the 1920s
(Sorted by copyright date of Illustrations. Click on image to see sample pages)
* Newbery Honor Book


Coming Soon
My Picture Book
No Stated author 
or Illustator

c. 1860
America Tract Society

 

 

 

 

 

Through the
Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by John Tenniel

c. 1870 
(J. Tenniel's Illustrations)
Date of this edition unknown,
Designed and produced by
The Domesday Press, In. for
Whittlesey House
McGraw-Hill Book Co.





Favorite 
Fairy Tales
Illustrated by Gustave Dore 
(1832-1883)
and other artists

c. of Illustrations
uncertain/variable
(Those by Dore prior to 1883) 
Date of this edition 
unknown (1920s?)
 but inscription inside 
indicates it was given as a 
Christmas gift, in 1927
M.A Donohue & Company
Chicago    


Two Teaparties
by Rosalie Vanderwater
with illustrations by 
Wilson De Meza

c 1882 by O. M. Dunham
Published by
 Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. Publishers
Donaldson Brothers, 
Lithographers
First Edition



 

Children's Thoughts
in Song and Story 
Words by 
Louise Dumaresque Blake
Designs by Wilson de Meza

c. 1883 by O. M. Dunham
Published by
 Cassell & Company, Limited
Donaldson Brothers, Lithographers
First Edition



 

 


 

Coming Soon
Daddy Darwin's Dovecot 
A Country Tale 
by Juliana Horatia Ewing 
Author of Jackanapes 
Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott

c. 1884
Society for Promoting 
Christian Knowledge
Apparent first edition

 

 

Sparkling Truths
Bright Poems and Most
Interesting Stories to Instruct
and Amuse the Little Folks
"Beautifully Illustrated"
Edited by Wynn Field

c. 1890
Empire Publishing Co.
Apparent first edition


Topsys & Turvys
by Peter Newell
(cover missing, image
is of title page)

c. 1893
The Century Co.
First Edition

 

 

The Tale of 
Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1902
F. Warne & Co.
copyright renewed 1931

 

 

 

The Tale of 
Squirrel Nutkin
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1902
F. Warne & Co.
copyright renewed 1931

 

 

The Tailor of 
Gloucester

by Beatrix Potter

c.1903
F. Warne & Co.
copyright renewed 1931

 

 

The Tale of 
Two Bad Mice 
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1904
later edition by
Avenel Books/
Crown Publishing


The Tale of 
Benjamin Bunny
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1904
Frederick Warne &Co.
(1987 edition)

 




 Clover's Princess
by Amanda M. Douglas
Illustrations from original
 drawings by John Rea Neill

c. 1904
Henry Altemus Company
First edition


 

The Tale of
Tom Kitten
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1907
Frederick Warne & Co.



The Tale of 
Jemina Puddle-Duck
by Beatrix Potter

c. 1908
Frederick Warne & Co.
(1991 ediition)


 

Coming Soon
To Make You Laugh 
No stated author/illustrated,
 but research indicates it was written
 by Clifton Bingham 
Illustrated by Louis Wain, 
W. Foster, G H. Thompson, et al.

c. 1909
Ernets Nister, London/
 E.P. Dutton & Co, New York
Apparent first edition

 

The Adventures of
 Johnny Chuck
by Thornton Burgess
With Illustrations 
by Harrison Cady

c.1913
Little, Brown, and Company
1926 edition

 

A Child's 
Garden of Verses
by Robert Lewis Stevenson

 1916 printing
 with illustrations 
by Myrtle Sheldon

M.A.Donohue & Co.
Chicago

 

The Adventures of 
Old Mr. Toad

By Thornton Burgess
Illustrated 
by Harrison Cady

c. 1916
Little, Brown, and Company
1944 Grosset and 
Dunlap Edition

 

The Adventures
 of Poor Mrs. Quack

By Thornton Burgess
Illustrated 
by Harrison Cady

c. 1917
Little, Brown, and Company
1945 Grosset and Dunlap Edition


The Real Mother Goose
Bedtime Rhymes
Book 1

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

The Real Mother Goose
Bedtime Rhymes
Book 2

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

The Real Mother Goose
Bedtime Rhymes
Book 3

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

The Real Mother Goose
Bedtime Rhymes
Book 4

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

The Real Mother Goose
Bedtime Rhymes
Book 5

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

The Real Mother Goose
  Bedtime Rhymes
Book 6

C.  1916, 1944
Checkerboard Press/
Macmillan

 

Mother McGrew
and Kate Kangaroo
by Alice Crew Gall
Pictures by
Lee Wright Stanley
Book No. 6

c. 1918
Cupples & Leon Company

 

 

Billy Bunny's Fortune
Written by Elizabeth Gordon
Illustrated by
Maginel Wright Enright
(Sister of Frank Lloyd Wright)

c. 1919
The P. F. Volland Co.
1936 edition by 
Algonquin Publishing Co.

 

The Adventures of
Bunny Bob-Tail

by Ruth Irma Low
Illustrated by Les Stout

c. 1922
Small, Marnard & Company


 

Busy Days with
Bobby and Betty
by Edith M Kovar
Pictures by
Rhoda Chase

c. 1923 (illustrations)
c. 1928 (Text)
Whitman Publishing Co.
Apparent First edition
(inscription dated Nov. 16-28)

 

 

 

ABC Book
Designed and cut on wood
 by C B Falls

c. 1923
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
paperback, edition uncertain


A Child's Book
 of Myths
 Retold and Pictured 
by Margaret Evans Price

c. 1924 
Rand McNally & Co.

 

Burgess 
Animal Paint Book
Illustrated 
by Harrison Cady

c. 1925
Saalfield Publishing Co.


Clever Bill
by William Nicholson

c.1926
1977 Farrar, Straus
 and Giroux edition

 







The Story of the
Three Bears
by Berta and Elmer Hader

Illustrations c. 1927
1992 edition 
by Stanley Rosen
 Associates


Tootle Two
by Bernard Darwin &
 Elinor Darwin

c. 1927
The Nonesuch Press



The Dinky Ducklings
by Lang Campbell

c. 1928
The P. F. Volland Co.
Apparent First Edition


 

* Millions of Cats
by Wanda Gag

c. 1928 
Coward-McCann, Inc.
renewal 1956 
by Robert Janssen

Scholastic paperback edition

 

Coming Soon
Twilight Tales
by Patten Beard
Pictures by
 Ruth Caroline Eger

c. 1929
Rand McNally & Co.



 

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