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The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons / D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200872

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 295 pp. 8voo. Margaret Armstrong binding (unsigned, but matches style of her other Van Dyke titles). Gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literat... View more info

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The Mansion

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202211

Condition: Near Fine


1922 reprint. Ink name on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on top portion of front board. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 D... View more info

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The Unknown Quantity

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269670

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, end matter lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding design with her initials incorporated. Original blue cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. View more info

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The Lost Word: A Christmas Legend of Long Ago

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283606

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine and edges slightly faded, very faint discoloration to portion of front board. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 71, [5] pp. 8vo. Amy Richards trade binding with her initials incorporated. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and plates by Corwin K. Tinson. A Christmas legend by the author known for his religiously themed fiction. View more info

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Nigger Heaven

By: Van Vechten, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290948

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pencil name on front endpaper, brief pencil note on rear endpaper,. 1926 Hard Cover. 286, [2] pp. 8vo. A story of love and racial discrimination set during the Harlem Renaissance. Glossary of 'Negro words and phrases' follows text. View more info

Image for American Poets Projects Complete 32-Volume Set: James Agee: Selected Poems; American Sonnets: An Anthology; American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse; A.R. Ammons: Selected Poems; John Berryman: Selected Poems; The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks; Stephen Crane: Complete Poems; Countee Cullen: Collected Poems; Kenneth Fearing: Selected Poems; Stephen Foster & Co.: Lyrics of America’s First Great Popular Songs; Ira Gershwin: Selected Lyrics; Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems; Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems; Amy Lowell: Selected Poems; Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems; Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems; Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics; Poems from the Women’s Movement; Poets of the Civil War; Poets of World War II; Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics; Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems; Muriel Rukeyser: Selected Poems; Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems; Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems; Anne Stevenson: Selected Poems; Edith Wharton: Selected Poems; Walt Whitman: Selected Poems; John Greenleaf Whittier

American Poets Projects Complete 32-Volume Set: James Agee: Selected Poems; American Sonnets: An Anthology; American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse; A.R. Ammons: Selected Poems; John Berryman: Selected Poems; The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks; Stephen Crane: Complete Poems; Countee Cullen: Collected Poems; Kenneth Fearing: Selected Poems; Stephen Foster & Co.: Lyrics of America’s First Great Popular Songs; Ira Gershwin: Selected Lyrics; Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems; Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems; Amy Lowell: Selected Poems; Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems; Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems; Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics; Poems from the Women’s Movement; Poets of the Civil War; Poets of World War II; Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics; Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems; Muriel Rukeyser: Selected Poems; Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems; Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems; Anne Stevenson: Selected Poems; Edith Wharton: Selected Poems; Walt Whitman: Selected Poems; John Greenleaf Whittier

By: Various Authors

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Library of America:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2081527

Condition: Fine


First editions. All in original jackets. Exceptional copies. The Library of America's American Poets Project series, complete in thirty-two volumes. Includes: James Agee: Selected Poems; American Sonnets: An Anthology; American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse; A.R. Ammons: Selected Poems; John Berryman: Selected Poems; The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks; Stephen Crane: Complete Poems; Countee Cullen: Collected Poems; Kenneth Fearing: Selected Poems; Stephen Foster & Co.: Lyrics of America’s First Great Popular Songs; Ira Gershwin: Selected Lyrics; Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems; Emma Lazarus: Se... View more info

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Captain Conan

By: Vercel, Roger; Wells, Warre Bradley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207601

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Ink name crossed out on front endpaper, jacket lightly toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head and foot. 1935 Hard Cover. 296 pp. 8vo. A translation of the 1934 Prix Goncourt prize winning French novel Capitaine Conan, which inspired the 1996 French film. The book is based on the author's experiences in the French army of the Balkans after the Armistice. Art Deco Irving Politzer jacket design. KEYWORDS: LITERATURE FRENCH FRANCE WORLD WAR I WWI View more info

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Vermont Federation of Women's Clubs: Year Book, 1921-1922

By: Vermont Federation of Women's Clubs

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Free Press Printing Co.:

Seller ID: 2203748

Condition: Very Good


Faint stain to top corner of front wrapper, top page ridge very lightly foxed. 147 pp. CONTENTS: Officers; Chairmen of Departments; Announcements; Vermont Clubs Directly Federated; Message from Presdient General; Message from General Federation State Director; New England Conference, organization; New England Conference, report; Vermont State Federation Song; Vermont Federation Presidents; Calendar of Annual Meetings; Vermont Federation Officers, 1921-1922; Districts of Vermont; Departments of Work; Duties of a Chairman; Special Committees; Lecturers; University Extension Work; Notice to Presi... View more info

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Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

By: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291995

Condition: Good


First American edition. Tear along spine head, corners rubbed with some loss, hinges weak, one gathering sprung but holding. 1878 Hard Cover. x, [4], 370, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including images of planets and hot air balloon. Translated from Verne's original French by Ellen E. Frewer, with 96 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's lesser-known works, Hector Servadac (also titled Off on a Comet in some translations) tells the story of a group of people living on a piece of land that has broken away from Earth after the comet Gallia collides wit... View more info

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From the Earth to the Moon

By: Verne, Jules; Jules-Verne, Jean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281094

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1970 Full-Leather. xiii, [5], 206, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Jean Jules-Verne, illustrations by Robert Shore. From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a ... View more info

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Toward a Social History of the American Civil War: Exploratory Essays

By: Vinovskis, Maris A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2179152

ISBN: 0521395593

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. The American Civil War has been the subject of thousands of books and articles, but only a small fraction of this literature examines the impact of the war on society and on the lives of the participants. This volume of essays, which focuses on the North, is intended as an initial reconnaissance by social historians into the study of the Civil War. View more info

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The Ice-Shirt

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Viking: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269276

ISBN: 0670832391

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, page ridges a bit foxed, a bit smoky. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 415, [1] pp. 8vo. The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland - and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature. As William T. Vollmann tells the conve... View more info

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L'Ingenu (French Text)

By: Voltaire, Francois

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Editions de la Bonne Etoile: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2117111

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #2374 of 2500. Undated, circa 1930. Front joint repaired, spine faded, ink name stamp on title page. 143 pp. 4to. Navy blue leather spine & corners, navy blue cloth boards, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, color plates (some rather risque) by Berthomme Saint-Andre throughout. French text. L'Ingenu, written after Voltaire's most well-known work Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France. View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2176839

ISBN: 0385333811

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200991

ISBN: 0440087171

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [3], 285 pp. 8vo. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Berkley: 2000

Seller ID: 2176841

ISBN: 0425174468

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Vonnegut said that his last book, Timequake (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular venues as The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. In his engagingly autobiographical introduction, Vonnegut describes his st... View more info

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Hocus Pocus

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199914

ISBN: 0399135243

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge foxed, top edge smudged. Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. 8vo. A novel bwith themes of class, race, crime, suicide, and globalization, by the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. View more info

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Jailbird (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298965

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Alan E. Cober. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. View more info

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Cat's Cradle

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2176854

ISBN: 038533348X

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. View more info

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The Vonnegut Quartet: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Dell: 1976

Seller ID: 2272842

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Single light crease to spine of Mother Night, otherwise an exceptional set. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Four paperbacks, issued in a slipcase illustrated with a photograph of the author by Jill Krementz. Vonnegut is most well-known for Slaughterhouse-Five, and was among the more unique voices in 20th century American fiction. Includes: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons. View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285668

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Delacorte trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [2] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274127

ISBN: 0385289448

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, 1/2 inch closed jacket tear, front jacket flap corner lightly creased. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 243, [1] pp. 8vo. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2048802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper, Goodspeed catalog number on verso of front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206627

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

ISBN: 0151444056

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

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Aaron Burr in Literature: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Miscellany Relating to Aaron Burr and His Leading Political Contemporaries with Occasional Excerpts from Publications, Bibliographical, Critical and Historical Notes, Etc.

By: Wandell, Samuel H.; McCaleb, Walter F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kennikat Press: 1972

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291930

Condition: Good


Boards soiled, top edge lightly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. xx, 302, [8] pp. 8vo. 1972 reissue of 1936 original. A reference to primary sources related to Aaron Burr, by the co-author of a 1925 two-volume biography. View more info

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Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

By: Ward, Geoffrey C.; Duncan, Dayton; Burns, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297880

ISBN: 0375405615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2001 Large Hardcover. xvi, 269 pp. Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not have been possible.” He was the most famous American of his day, and remains in ours the most universally revered American writer. Here the master storytellers Geoffrey W... View more info

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All the King's Men

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1946

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1937662

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Includes original jacket with Pulitzer Prize banner along top edge. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. 8vo. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power. View more info

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Up from Slavery (Penguin Classics)

By: Washington, Booker T.; Harlan, Louis R.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268761

ISBN: 0140390510

Condition: Near Fine


Newspaper clipping laid in, pages very faintly toned. 1986 Trade Paperback. lii, 332 pp. In Up from Slavery, Washington recounts the story of his life—from slave to educator. The early sections deal with his upbringing as a slave and his efforts to get an education. Washington details his transition from student to teacher, and outlines his own development as an educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In the final chapters of Up From Slavery, Washington describes his career as a public speaker and civil rights activist. View more info

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Little Red Riding Hood, Animated

By: Wehr, Julian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Duenewald Printing Corporation: 1944

Seller ID: 2199353

Condition: Good


Several of the movable pieces of the 'animated' illustrations are missing. A bit rubbed, pages slightly toned. 1944 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julian Wehr (1898-1970) was born Julian Wehrfritz in Brooklyn, New York. Wehr's father, a German immigrant, came to the United States on S.S. Elba. Known as the 'American Master of Animated Books', Wehr invented and patented the animated children's book that contained moveable paper parts using tabs, delighting children in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He was a master illustrator, using color and active drawings to bring the characters to life.... View more info