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1 McClinton, Katharine Morrison ANTIQUES OF AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
New York: Bramhall House, [No date]. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with bookseller's discreet stamp to front free endpaper, and a hint of wear to the covers; in a very lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some lamination ripples that formed during production. A nice copy. 
Antique maven McClinton applies her expertise to the field of collectibles relating to American childhood: costumes, furniture, books, amusements. Generously illustrated in b&w with contemporary portraits and illustrations from period books and journals. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Phillips, Becky & Estenssoro, Becky BEANIE MANIA II: The Complete Collector's Guide
Naperville, Illinois Dinomates, Inc., 1998. 0965903613 / 9780965903615 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. A light crease to the lower corner of the front cover, else a near fine copy in slick, color photo-pictorial wraps. 274 pages. 
An unofficial guide to the world of Beanie Babies, including an A to Z listing of the various types with pictures, descriptions, and when retired, as well as a listing by the month they were "born", a description of the tags, and a list of some mistakes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Remise, Jac, Fondin, Jean; Tubbs, D. B., English text THE GOLDEN AGE OF TOYS
New York: Edita Lausanne/ Time Life Books. (1967). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a tiny tear and attendant creasing to upper edge of front panel, else near fine; in a green paper-covered slipcase with a bump to spine tail, a faint hint of wear to extremities. Quarto. 
629 illustrations, including 35 tipped-in full-color plates, with another 44 color pictures and many more in b&w. This is a nostalgic and comprehensive collection of toys, mostly from the beginning of the factory age to the outbreak of World War I. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Wallach, Anne Tolstoi PAPER DOLLS: How to Find, Recognize, Buy, Collect, and Sell the Cutouts of Two Centuries
New York/Cincinnati/Toronto/London/Melbourne: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1982). 0442200463 / 9780442200466 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning to the pages, else fine, text and artwork printed on heavy coated stock; in a likewise mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that is otherwise fine. Quarto. 
A fully illustrated (with over 400 pictures, including many in color), panoramic presentation of the history (from their first appearance in France in the 1780's) and collecting of the most ephemeral of children's playthings. Fascinating and useful. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Yolen, Jane WORLD ON A STRING
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Cello-tape removal mark across spine tail, tape across spine head, small price sticker removal mark to front free endpaper, else very good plus; in a price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of darkening all over, tape used as reinforcement to extremities. 
Illustrated with photos. Every aspect of the kite -- its history, folk legends and lore, kites as a means of transport, as instruments of war, the kite's contribution to science, etc. is found in this fascinating book by the notable children's author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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