Vintage children's books from Etsy

I continue to be entranced by vintage books. Sometimes I marvel at the prospect that one day, there will be no more physical books produced. Wouldn't that be awful? I found these on MuddyRiverAntiques on Etsy.

1955 The First Book of Automobiles available here for a mere 7 bucks.

The Curious little Kitten By Bernadine Cook. Illustrated by Remy Charlip 1970. $3 here.

Vintage Grace Llivingston Hill book Rainbow Cottage. Book has its original dust jacket. Book was published in 1934. Available right here for $8.

Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack 1970 . Available for $6 here.

Good Times Together 1940. Available here for $6

The Adventurers: books of adventure and exploration


I Married Adventure, by Osa Johnson (Mrs. Martin Johnson). 1940. Mrs. Johnson writes of the years she and her husband spent in Africa and the south seas.

Beryl Marham | West with the Night 1942. A woman writes about her adventures as a bush pilot in Africa.

Richard Evelyn Byrd. Discovery. The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.

โ†’ Alone by Richard E. Byrd 1938

Tom Swift

Here's a quickie for a busy Monday morning. A few Tom Swift Books that I came across on Heritage Auctions. I do love colorful futuristic illustrations from the 50s and 60s. Looks like Tom had some very expensive toys.

Victor Appleton II. Tom Swift and His Space Solartron. Grosset & Dunlap, 1958. First edition, first printing. Sold for $62

Four Tom Swift books.  Grosset & Dunlap, 1956-1964. Two volumes in dj. Very good or better condition.

Four Tom Swift books.  Grosset & Dunlap, 1956-1964. Two volumes in dj. Very good or better condition.

Mickey Mouse books from the 1930s

I found these while frittering away my morning browsing through internet auctions (and drinking too much coffee). This was during the golden age of Mickey Mouse & Walt Disney, and a lot of collectibles from this era are quite pricey.

[Walt Disney Studios]. Mickey Mouse and His Horse Tanglefoot. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1936. First edition. Octavo. 60 pages. With numerous color illustrations in text illustrated by the staff of Walt Disney Studios. Original publisher's pictorial boards and rare dust jacket. A very good copy in the seldom seen original dust jacket. Sold for: $1,125.00

Walt Disney. The Story of Mickey Mouse and the Smugglers. Racine: Whitman Publishing, 1935. The Big Big Book. 316 pages. 

[Walt Disney Studios]. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Philadelphia: David McKay, [1931]. First edition of the first Mickey Mouse book. This one sold for over a thousand dollars.

[Walt Disney]. Mickey Mouse Story Book. McKay, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hinges reinforced. Title page illustration with faint amateur coloring and erasing. Toning and minor soiling. Names erased. Custom slipcase.