New York: New York Public Library, 1927-73. First printing. Paperback. Each year there was "On Exhibition in the Central Children's Room at the New York Public Library, NYPL", their selection of children's books of the year around which was printed as a catalogue.
We offer here the collection of those catalogues, 48 catalogues in all, beginning in 1927, with 2 copies for 1958. The 1960 catalogue is for a retrospective exhibition of books (1910 - 1960) celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the exhibition; & there is another issue titled 'Early American Children's Books, 1682 -1840, The Private Collection of Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach'.
The catalogues list titles by type: Picture Books, Stories for Younger Children, Folk and Fanciful Tales, Poetry and Song, The World of Nature, Hobbies, Science and Invention, Space, Stories, People and Places, Children's Books and Toys, New Editions and Reprints; ends with an Author and Title Check List.
12mo, all fine in original wrappers [gray paper wraps for 1927 - 1953; pink paper wraps for 1954 - 1968; from 1969 on, in 8vo size, in colored paper wraps] staple bound. 'Desk Copy' neatly penned at front cover of two. Fine. Very good. Item #15302