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Children's Books

Until the 18th century, there was no specific genre of books for children, but children’s books became popular in England during the 1700s. Earlier children’s books featured almost no pictures, and were written mainly for the moral instruction of young people.

"A Token for Children" by James Janeway is one such example, with a subtitle describing "An Exact Account of the Conversion, Holy and Exemplary Lives and Joyful Deaths of Several Young Children." The plot involved children on their deathbeds listing common sins of children and, by rejecting such sins, receiving their eternal joy.

Some innovative artists and writers began to invent children’s literature with the creation of pop-up books, adventure stories, and illustrated books. What caused this change was a combination of... Read more

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Jonathan Swift, Gulliver''s Travels, Heritage Press, New York, 1940

January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

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Rupert Annuals 2000 to 2014. All unused and unclipped. (15 Items)

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Nr Llangollen , United Kingdom

£14 (starting bid)

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Antique Children's Book Stories, Music, Artwork

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM MST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Three Boxes of  Vintage Kids Books

January 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Children's books of early years

January 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

€5 (starting bid)

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4 Kinderbücher

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

€5 (starting bid)

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January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Konv. ca. 5 Kinderbücher

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

€5 (starting bid)

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Jugendbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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2 Kinderbücher

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Märchenbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Kinderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Buch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Großes Konv. mit versch. Kinderbüchern

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Pop-Up Buch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Bilderbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Buch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Malbuch

January 26, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Dohlau, Germany

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Bill and Ben BBC 2002 Annuals. Conditions appear

January 26, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Stockton on Tees, United Kingdom

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Limited Edition 1933 Arthur Rackham Fairy Book with illustrations

January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Little Orphan Annie: Shipwrecked Harold Gray 1931

January 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

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A Child's Garden Of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson Miniature Library

January 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

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Tom Sawyer Abroad and Other Stories Mark Twain with Dust Jacket 1924

January 28, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Willoughby, OH, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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Collection of [6] children's books. Israel/New York, 1940s-70s

January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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Collection of [7] illustrated Torah books for children, printed in New York. 1930s and 40s

January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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HaYalda HaGibora. Binyamin Barlevi. Tal Aviv, 1955. Numbered Copy

January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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Haggada shel Pesach for children with moving pictures and music notes. London, 1937

January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$240 (starting bid)

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Potter, Beatrix: Peter Rabbit, Saalfield Publishing Co, 1916,

February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$8 (starting bid)

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Baum, L. Frank: The New Wizard of Oz; the Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1903, Indianapolis

February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

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Barrie, J. M.: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens; 1908, Charles Scribner''s Sons, New York

February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Spyri, Johanna: Heidi; illustrated by Jessie WIlcox Smith, pub. 1922, David McKay Company

February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

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Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan and Wendy, 1926, Charles Scribner''s Sons, New York

February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

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