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AESOP. Edited by Edric Vredenburg: Aesop's Fables. Illustrated by Edwin Noble.

Item No. 16480

London: Raphael Tuck n.d. c. 1910. First edition thus. Coloured frontispiece and 10 coloured plates. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, pages: 136:(4,index):(4, adverts.) original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; boards edge rubbed and slightly bowed.


Enquire Item No. 16480

ALEXANDRA PUBLISHING CO. [Publishers]: Naughty Johnny and the Duck.

London: Alexandra Publishing Co. n.d. ca. 1920. An "Untearable" book. 4 coloured plates and uncoloured illustrations. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches), 8-pages. Original coloured pictorial card wrappers, wire-stitched as issues; central two leaves pulled away from staples.


Enquire Item No. 11407


Item No. 7531

London: Nelson n.d. [1926]. Illustrated by Phyl. E. Webb. 4to, 16-pages illustrated throughout in colour. 4to, original coloured pictorial boards; backstrip and corners rubbed, small chip from headband. Generally good. With a later (1940) Wykeham House School, Fareham, prize label awarding this volume adhered to inside of front cover.


Enquire Item No. 7531

ALPHABET: Bible Picture Alphabet.

Item No. 11409

London: T. Nelson & Sons, n.d. circa 1887. 24 coloured illustrations on 4 plates. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches), original coloured pictorial upper wrapper. Lacking lower wrapper, backstrip now handstitched, some foxing and browning.


Enquire Item No. 11409

ANDERSEN, HANS: The White Swans and Other Tales. Illustrated by Alice Havers.

Item No. 11615

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, circa 1887. Full-page coloured plates and sepia illustrations in the text. Oblong 8vo (9 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches), 48-pages. Original cloth-backed pictorial glazed boards gilt. Corners rubbed, inner joints cracked. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1887 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 11615

ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN: The Ice-Maiden. Translated from the Danish by Mrs. Bushby. With drawings by Zwecker, Engraved by Pearson.

Item No. 524

London: Richard Bentley, 1863. Illustrations in the text throughout. Square 8vo, pp.173:(2, Bentley's list), original dark blue bevelled cloth, large gilt corner ornaments with gilt rules to sides, the upper cover also pictorially blocked in gilt, a.e.g. Stitching slack, several leaves detached, headband snagged & with very small puncture to backstrip, small brown stain to upper cover.


Enquire Item No. 524

ANON: The Grandfather's Christmas Tale by the author of Verses for Children.

Item No. 15263

London: Joseph Masters, 1853. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 12mo (5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 16-pages. Original printed blue wrappers with woodcut border; an exceptional copy. Rare in any state; only one recorded on Copac (Lambeth Palace Library).


Enquire Item No. 15263

ANON: Motherly Ann and Treacherous Tommy, the Sad Story of a Soda-Water Bottle.

Item No. 13944

No publisher, circa 1910. A six fold Christmas card illustrated with 9 captioned illustrations in red and black; with handwritten inscription; very good.


Enquire Item No.13944

ANON: The Boys' and Girls' Book of Story and Tale.

Item No. 12018

London: Strahan, 1881. Frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2), 376-pages. Original brown cloth decoratively blocked in black and gilt, all edges gilt. Headband and corners worn but generally a very good bright copy. Inscription on verso of half-title, smudge on title, some foxing.


Enquire Item No. 12018

ANON: The History of Switzerland [Designed for Young Persons] from the Conquests of Caesar to the Abdication of Buonaparte.

London: Harvey and Darton, 1825. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title. Small 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), 316-pages. Original roan backed engraved pictorial boards. Boards dusty, headbands rubbed, lower cover marked. Lacking the folding map.


Enquire Item No. 11063

ANON: The Wonderful History of Dame Trot and Her Pig. With illustrations by C.A.B.

Item No. 6079b

London: Chapman & Hall, 1883. Coloured pictorial title and 23 coloured plates. 4to, original cloth-backed boards; now lacking the backstrip, boards soiled, all plates loose. Short edge tear to one plate otherwise all in good order. The preface states that this work "was written and illustrated some half century ago". The date 1826 is printed on the cover.


Enquire Item No. 6079

ANON: Two Little Stories "A Gipsy Day" and "Little Mother Margery". Told by V.H.F. Illustrated by I.M.J.

London: C. W. Faulkner, n.d. ca. 1920. Coloured illustrations. Tall 8vo (11 x 6 3/4 inches), 10-pages. Original printed wrappers with coloured illustration mounted to upper wrapper as issued.. Lower fore-corner of upper wrapper torn away. Binding creased and dusty, centre leaves detached from rusted binding staples.


Enquire Item No. 11070

ANON: The Two Sisters; or, Ellen and Sophia. By the Author of Little Henry and his Bearers, Mary Anne etc.

Item No. 207

London: Religious Tract Society, 1831 Engraved frontispiece & woodcut illustrations. 12mo, pp.108, contemporary half roan, marbled boards; some foxing.


Enquire Item No. 207

ARTHUR, T.S: The Child's Own Story Book.

Item No. 256

London: Knight & Son, ca. 1855. Woodcut illustrations. 12mo,, original blindstamped green cloth, spine pictorially blocked in gilt, a.e.g. - an exceptional copy.


Enquire Item No. 256

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BANNERMAN, HELEN: The Story of Little Black Bobtail.

Item No. 14339

London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. New edition. Coloured plates throughout. 12mo (5 1/2 x 4 inches), 59-pages, original coloured pictorial boards; a little rubbed/bumped at extremities but overall very good indeed, clean & bright; in the edgeworn and rubbed dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14339

BAUM, FRANK L: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W.W. Denslow.

Item No. 16582

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Item No. 16582

Chicago & New York, George M. Hill, 1900. First edition, First State. 23 (of 24) coloured plates. A very poor copy. 4to (8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), rebound at an early date in brown cloth; the original coloured pictorial cloth cover illustrations excised, trimmed, and laid down. For description of condition please see below.

With all but one of the First Edition, 1st State points; viz: Copyright printed to verso of introduction rather than verso of title; publisher's advertisement enclosed in box; page 14, line 1 reads "low wail on"; page 81, fourth line from bottom reads "peices"; perfect type in last lines of pages 100 and 186; page 227, line 1, begins "While Tin Woodman"; 11-line colophon enclosed in box. This copy also contains the earliest state of the colour plate facing p.34 with two blots on the moon, however that facing p.92 is without red shading on the horizon, indicating a 2nd state of this plate? Being re-bound the pastedowns are plain.

Lacking coloured plate at p. 198. Tear in lower margin of title through date with no loss. Stitching cracked. Plate at p. 44 detached and worn on margins; plate at p.66 detached with slight marginal wear; plate at p. 80 with corner crease; plate at p. 92 with two strips of sellotape on inner margin to blank margin of facing text; plate at p.102 with two corner creases; plate at p.114 some marginal wear; plate at p.160 detached sellotaped in on inner margin to text leaves 160 & 161 slightly onto the text, margins of plate worn with some loss to printed blue border; plate at p. 170 with three bands of sellotape on inner margin, margins worn and chipped; plate at p. 254 with two bands of sellotape on inner margin, margins with wear, tears and creasing; the remaing 11 plates very sound. The last 4 leaves of text with 2 bands of sellotape on inner margins, some marginal wear to last leaf of text; colophon leaf sellotaped on inner margin covering a small part of the border of the colophon and with piece torn from upper blank fore-corner. Contemporary gift inscription in pencil on recto of publisher's advertisement leaf. A few odd thumb marks to margins of text, the text however generally very good.

For restoration or cannibalizing? Further photographs upon request.


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BAYLEY, F.W.N; SMITH, ALBERT: Comic Nursery Tales: Blue Beard. With illustrations Humorous and Numerous.[bound with] Beauty and the Beast by Albert Smith. Illustrations by Alfred Crowquill. [bound with] Robinson Crusoe, with thirty illustrations.

Item No. 3744

Item No. 3744b

Item No. 3744d

Item No. 3744c

London: Wm. S. Orr, 1844. General title "Comic Nursery Tales" listing all three works, printed in colours. Three works in one each with individual title-page, printed in colours, and separate pagination, each illustrated with plates on tinted backgrounds with tissue guards; the title-page of the second work with hand-coloured vignette. Small 8vo, pp.46:51:39, original elaborately decorated boards printed in red, blue and gold, all edges gilt; one and a half inch piece chipped from base of spine, headband chipped, boards rubbed. Decoratively printed endpapers in colours.

The illustrations engraved on wood by Henry Vizetelly. The front board states that the illustrations are by Cham, Alfred Crowquill, & Leech. The separate title page to "Blue Beard" states Second Edition. Very rare.


Enquire Item No. 3744

BEARD, LINA & BEARD, ADELIA B: Indoor and Outdoor Handicraft and Recreation for Girls.

Item No. 10479

London: George Newnes, 1904. Pictorial title, numerous illustrations throughout. 8vo,pp. xii:357, original pictorial blue cloth, all edges gilt. Binding dulled and a little edge rubbed, half-title edge chipped and smudged, some thumbing . Inner joints cracked here and there but firm.

A Toy Colonial Kitchen, Hallowe'en Revels,Finger Plays,Open-Air playhouses, An Indian Encampment, Modelling in Tissue-paper, etc. etc.


Enquire Item No. 10479


London: Derek Verschoyle [n.d. ca. 1953]. Coloured illustrations throughout. 4to, pp.(48), original coloured pictorial boards; very slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine but generally very good. In the dustwrapper which is edge-rubbed, a little chipped and with long tear across lower panel. Signature in pencil on front free-endpaper.


Enquire Item No.8572

BENHAM, W. GURNEY: Arthur and the Boilybird. An A.B.C. Story. Pictured by Frank Adams.

Item No. 5048

London: Blackie, n.d. [1909]. First (& only?) edition. Coloured illustrations throughout. Oblong folio, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; corners a trifle rubbed but virtually a fine copy of this very rare title.

An illustrated alphabet with verse. Young Arthur is visited by the Boilybird Fairy, who lives in the nursery kettle, and they take off on their adventures in a flying car "made of fairyland steel, it was worked by a windmilly sort of a wheel, And a little steam snorter beneath it was sizzling, Which kept the machinery twirling and twizzling"


Enquire Item No. 5048

BENNETT, C.H; DOYLE, RICHARD; LEAR, EDWARD; UPTON, BERTHA & FLORENCE & Others (see below): The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collection, as under. Including: Goody Two Shoes, Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, In Fairyland, A Book of Nonsense, Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls.

Item No. 11392

Item No. 11392b

London: The Bodley Head, 1981. The complete set of 35 facsimile editions of English illustrated children's books from the Osborne Collectiion, Toronto Public Library. These beautifully produced facsimiles bound in either cloth, boards, or wrappers, each contained in the original slipcase; some of the slighter works share a slipcase as issued. Sizes 12mo to folio. Extremely fine in every respect. Thirty-five volumes, as under.

Together with the companion volume, "English Illustrated Books for Children. A Descriptive Companion to a Selection from the Osborne Collection. Edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Toronto Public Library" - " .... the selections chosen for this series of reproductions from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books reflect important landmarks and representative styles that have advanced the technique and quality of illustrative art".

The 35 titles are: Orbis Sensualium by J.A. Comenius (1777); Goody Two Shoes (1766); A New Years Gift for Little Masters & Misses. Illustrated by Bewick (1777); The Birth-day Gift or the Joy of a New Doll by E.B. Upton (1796); The Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1806); The Moving Adventures of Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat (1807); The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feats by William Roscoe, Illustrated by Mulready (1807); The Peacock 'At Home' by C.A.T. Dorset, Illustrated by Mulready (1808); The Mansion of Bliss, a New Game for the Amusement of Youth by T. Newton (1810); Diamonds and Toads or Humilty Rewarded, and Pride Punished (ca. 1810); Scripture Histories; from the Creation of the World, to the Death of Jesus Christ (ca. 1825); Jack and Jill, and Old Dame Gill (ca. 1830); A Visit to the Bazaar (1818); The Ocean and its Inhabitants, with their uses to Man (1844); The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Beanstalk. Illustrated by Thomas Webster (1845); The Gallant History of Bevis of Southampton. Illustrated by Frederick Tayler (1845); A Mournfull Ditty on the Death of Fair Rosamond. Illustrated by John Absolon (1845); The Sweet and Pleasant History of Patient Grissel. Illustrated by John Franklin (1845); Hop-O'My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots by George Cruikshank (1853); Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties by C.H. Bennett (1858); The New Picture Book being Pictorial Lessons ... for Children under Seven Years of Age by Nicholas Bohny (1858); The Dog's Dinner Party (ca. 1870); In Fairy Land, a Series of Pictures from the Elf World by Richard Doyle (1870); Sing-Song by C.G. Rossetti, Illustrated by Arthur Hughes (1872); The Alphabet of Old Friends by Walter Crane (1875); Puss in Boots by Walter Crane (1897); A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1875); Under the Window by Kate Greenaway (1878); Kate Greenaway's Calendar (1884); Cinderella with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes (ca. 1880); The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (1878); The Babes in the Wood by Randolph Caldecott (1879); The Nursery 'Alice' by C.L. Dodgson, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel (1889); The Baby's Own Aesop by Walter Crane (1887); The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls by B.H. Upton, Illustrated by F.K. Upon (1895).


Enquire Item No.11392

BERQUIN, M. [ARNAUD]: Le Petit Grandisson. Traduction Libre du Hollandois.

Item No. 16560

London: Vernor, Hood (& others), 1810. Engraved frontispiece and plates. 6mo (5 5/8 x 3 /1/2 inches), 251-pages, contemporary unlettered marbled tan calf, spine gilt ruled. Some rubbing to spine and corners, some foxing to the plates; upper hinge cracked and board held on cords. 1817 prize presentation inscription to a Miss Bartholomew for "uniform good conduct" on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 16560

BESTALL, ALFRED: More Adventures of Rupert.

London: Daily Express, 1986. Limited edition (Number 2728) facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1937. Illustrations in red & black throughout. 4to, pp.123, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Corners a trifle bumped but generally a fine copy and free from inscriptions.


Enquire Item No. 6273

BESTALL, ALFRED [Illustrator]: Rupert Annual 1944 - Rupert in More Adventures.

Item No. 11623

London: Daily Express [1944]. 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches), softback. Original coloured pictorial light card wrappers. Headband pulled back, 2-inch split to upper joint at base, joints and corners with rubbing, crease to lower wrapper. Internally excellent and not price clipped.

"This book belongs to" panel filled out in pencil. Generally an extremely good copy.


Enquire Item No. 11623

BESTALL, ALFRED: Rupert Annual 1949: Rupert.

Item No. 14916

London: Daily Express, 1949. 4to (9 1/2 x 7 inches), 120-pages. Coloured illustrations throughout. Original coloured pictorial wrappers. 1 1/2 inch of backstrip at base lifting and creased (could be re-laid), some edge rubbing but generally sound. The "This book belongs to" page filled-in (in pencil), this leaf with some marking and soiling otherwise internally very good.


Enquire Item No. 14916

BIANCO, MARGERY WILLIAMS: Poor Cecco. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Item No. 16655

New York: George H. Doran, 1925. First American trade edition, second printing (with "B" on the copyright page). Tipped-in coloured frontispiece, six coloured plates with lettered tissue guards. Small 4to (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches), 175-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt. A little light sporadic foxing, headbands bruised and spine gilt dulled, edge scuff and a little marking to lower board, small pale mark on upper cover.


Enquire Item No. 16655

BINGHAM, CLIFTON: The Wangleboo Book. With Pictures by John Hassall. In "the Langham Series for Children".

Item No. 10273

London: Siegle, Hill & Co. n.d. ca. 1905. Coloured pictorial title and 28 coloured plates. Oblong 12mo, pp.61:(1, coloured pictorial advertisement for No. 2 in the Langham series "the True Story of William"), original boards lettered in red and black and with applied coloured illustration, as issued. Contemporary gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. A very good copy. Rare.


Enquire Item No. 10273

BLANCHARD, AMY E: My Own Dolly. With Original Illustrations in Colour by Ida Waugh.

Item No. 5217

New York: E.P. Dutton & London: Griffith & Farran, n.d. circa 1880's. Chromolitho. frontispiece, pictorial title and plates. Square 8vo, pp.64, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Binding dusty, corners bumped, edge-rubbed, marginal tear to one leaf of text with some loss but not affecting text.


Enquire Item No. 5217

BOWEN, R. SIDNEY: Dave Dawson in Libya.

London: Hutchinson [The War Adventure Series] n.d. Coloured frontispiece. 8vo, original red cloth, corners bumped, lean to spine else good. In the poor torn and creased dustwrapper with loss.


Enquire Item No. 14145

BRABOURNE, E.H. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, LORD: Moonshine Fairy Stories. Illustrated by William Brunton.

Item No. 15766

London: Routledge, 1882. First edition. Frontispiece with tissue guard, plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 338-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in black & gilt; headband bruised, some fading to backstrip, spine a little canted, foxing to prelims., upper inner joint cracked but holding; overall good.


Enquire Item No. 15766

BRADLEY, GERTRUDE M: Puff-Puff About a Baby Puffy-Train.

Item No. 15686

Item No. 15686

London: Sands and Co. [1899]. Only edition. Coloured pictorial title and 17 coloured plates incorporating verse. Oblong folio (15 x 9 3/4 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. One leaf spotted on margin and with minimal margin wear as a result of being partly detached. Binding rubbed and dusty and with lower fore corner of upper cover torn away. A child had scribbled on some of the plates in pencil; this has now been erased but there are light traces of indent. Slight damage to one plate where at one time adhered to the facing leaf. Very Rare. Extraordinary illustrations, the mother, nurse, and grandmother trains being dressed in human clothing. The baby puffy-train runs away after having been chased by a motor carriage and freezes at the North Pole but is rescued by a polar bear.


Enquire Item No. 15686

BRUCE, CHARLES: Little Katie a Fairy Story.

Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, n.d. ca. 1912. Frontispiece, illustrations. Small 8vo, pp.98, original green cloth pictorially blocked in colours. Small splash mark to spine, corners a little bumped but generally an attractive copy. Prize label dated 1914 on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 10241

BURNE-JONES, EDWARD: The Beginning of the World. Twenty-five Pictures by Edward Burne-Jones.

London: Longmans, Green, 1902. Folio (12 1/4 x 9 inches), 23-pages. Original linen backed printed boards, uncut. Slight warp to binding, paper to upper board very slightly "bubbled" in a few places but generally good


Enquire Item No. 11036

BYRON, MAY & PARKINSON, ETHEL: Sambo and Susanna.

Item No. 14432

Item No. 14432

London: Blackie & Son, circa 1905. 24 full-page coloured plates with facing verse, printed on frenchfold paper. Oblong folio (11 x 8 3/4 inches), original green cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Cloth mottled, corners rubbed, some dust marking to the boards. Inner joints split, some light foxing. 1912 gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Overall good.


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CALDECOTT, RANDOLPH: Come Lasses and Lads.

London: Frederich Warne, circa 1910. 6 coloured plates, illustrations in line. 4to (8 x 9 1/4 inches), 22-pages. Original coloured pictorial boards; very good indeed.


Enquire Item No. 12813

CALDECOTT, RANDOLPH: The Great Panjandrum Himself.

London: Frederich Warne, circa 1910. 6 coloured plates, illustrations in line. 4to (8 x 9 1/4 inches), 22-pages. Original coloured pictorial boards; very good indeed.


Enquire Item No. 12814

CASSELL & COMPANY (Publishers): All Sorts of Adventures. Tenth Thousand.

London: Cassell, n.d. but 1888. Frontispiece and full page illustrations. Small 4to, pp.80: (16, advertisements), original blue cloth pictorially blocked with flowers, leaves, and bees in pale blue, green & gilt. Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 9586

CHAPIN, ANNA ALICE: The Everyday Fairy Book. With illustrations in colour by Jessie Willcox Smith.

Item No. 14349

London: J. Coker, n.d. circa 1929. 7 coloured plates. 4to (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches), 160-pages, original blue cloth backed pictorial boards. Backstrip faded and spotted, some chipping to upper cover and fading to rear. Xmas 1929 gift inscription on front free ndpaper


Enquire Item No. 14349

CHATTERTON, E. KEBLE: Daring Deeds of Sea Rovers. An account of the stirring adventures of sea rovers from the times of the Phoenicians, Egyptians & Vikings, through the Elizabethan & all other eras of maritime roving down to the present day.

London: Seeley, Service, 1930. Coloured frontispiece, b&w plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 6 inches), 258-pages. Original pictorial cloth; edge of text block foxed and browned, the binding excellent in the edge worn dust jacket, which has a tear and crease to lowerr panel; rare in jacket.


Enquire Item No. 16879

COX, PALMER: The Brownies at Home.

Item No. 10227

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. First English edition. Illustrations throughout. 4to, pp.xi:(1):144, original pale green cloth pictorially blocked in brown, orange, & black, all edges gilt. Tear through one leaf without loss, front free endpaper removed, upper inner joint split (held on cords), Some thumbing or dustmarking, lower cover marked. The binding is generally very fresh and bright.


Enquire Item No. 10227

COX, PALMER: The Brownies Abroad

Item No. 13305

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First English edition. Illustrations throughout. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), 144-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in black. Corners bumped, some splash marks to upper cover but overall a very good copy. The "Presented To" leaf not filled-in.


Enquire Item No. 13305

COX, PALMER: The Brownies at Home.

Item No. 13301

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. First English edition. Illustrations throughout, some full-page. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), 144-pages. Original bevelled pink cloth pictorially blocked in black & brown. Headbands bumped, corners rubbed, foxing to endpapers but overall a very nice bright copy. The "Presented To" leaf not filled-in.


Enquire Item No. 13301

CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE: George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. Hop O' My Thumb, Jack & The Bean Stalk, Cinderella, Puss in Boots.

Item No. 13302

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Item No. 13302_4

London: Routledge & Sons and F. Arnold, n.d. but 1865. First edition thus of the four titles together, comprising frontispiece, pictorial general title & 23 plates with tissue-guards (as called for). 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: 30:32:31:40, original pebble-grain blindstamped brown cloth pictorially blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover. Five of the plates detached and worn on foremargin, one with several short tears, upper inner joint cracked, cracked at one gutter, some foxing. There is no list of plates accompanying Puss and Boots which is correct and confirmed by the pagination. The binding bright and in exceptional condition.

The last three pages of Cinderella (pages 29-31) is an address, "To the Public" in which Cruikshank rebukes Harriet Beecher Stowe and justifies his version of "Jack and the Bean-stalk". Cruikshank altered the stories to express his views on total abstinence and incurred the sharp censure of Charles Dickens who published an article, "Frauds on the Fairies" in Household words. Cruikshank's answer to Dickens's attack appears on the last 13-pages of "Puss in Boots" as "An Address to Little Boys and Girls" & "To Parents, Guardians, and all Persons intrusted with the Care of Children". Another address on the verso of the general title draws attention to the confusion resulting from the similarity of the names of himself, his nephew, Percy and great-nephew, George.

Very rare especially in the original cloth and in this condition. Only two copies recorded in British & Irish libraries, those in the V. & A. and Trinity College, Dublin.


Enquire Item No. 13302

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DAILY EXPRESS [Publishers]: The Children's Hour. Stories, Jigsaws, and Painting.

Item No. 7137

Item No. 9403b

London: Daily Express Publications, 1935. Coloured plates, illustrations. Small folio, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Three of the plain plates have been coloured in (as they were meant to be). With two jigsaw puzzles inserted inside front and rear covers, one showing a fairground scene, the other a scene at the zoo; both puzzles complete. Binding a little edge-rubbed. Contemporary inscription on front fly, front endpaper cockled. A rare title especially with the two jigsaws present and complete.


Enquire Item No. 9403

DAVIS, ELLEN LOUISA: Asceline's Ladder.

London: The Religious Tract Society, n.d. circa 1890's. Frontispiece. 8vo, pp. 288 plus advertisements, original green cloth blocked in colours. Gutter cracked between pages 48 & 49 else a very good copy. School prize label on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 7137

DEAN & SON (Publishers): The World's Fair, or Children's Prize Gift Book of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Describing the Beautiful Inventions and Manufactures exhibited therein; with Pretty Stories about the People who have made and sent them; How they Live when at Home.

Item No. 16658

Item No. 16658

London: Thomas Dean & Son and Ackermann [1851]. Hand-coloured frontispiece and hand-coloured extra engraved pictorial title as issued. Woodcut illustrations in the text throughout. Small 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 106-pages plus 21-page publisher's catalogue at end. Original blue fine ribbed cloth, the upper cover elaborately blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Headbands bruised, slight lean to spine, some rubbing to corners, paper to upper inner hinge cracked but held on cords. Free from inscriptions. Overall a very nice copy indeed of this very rare work.


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Item No. 16658

DEAN & SON [Publishers): All Aboard.

Item No. 11434

London: Dean & Son, n.d. circa 1920. Two coloured plates, black & white illustrations. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. No title-page, issued as such. The front endpapers are a coloured advertisement for Ovaltine. Bright.


Enquire Item No. 11434

DISNEY, WALT: Mickey Mouse Annual. Still Sailing Merrily On.

London: Dean and Son [1938]. Coloured frontispiece "Goof's Resterong Car", black & white illustrations throughout. 4to, original coloured pictorial boards; short split to headband, joints and corners rubbed but generally very good. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1938 on endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 8850

DUFRESNE, ABEL: Contes a Henri et a Henriette.

Item No. 4350

Paris: Lehuby, n.d. 8 coloured lithographic plates. 8vo, pp.v:220, original elaborately embossed green cloth, the upper cover blocked in gold and colours. Headband chipped, light damp-mark to upper edges of most leaves.


Enquire Item No. 4350

DULAC, EDMUND (Illustrator): Sinbad the Sailor and other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

Item No. 16761

Item No. 16761

London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (c. 1911 ). 23 tipped in coloured plates by Dulac with lettered tissue guards (one guard replaced and therefore unlettered. Decorative page borders throughout. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), 222-pages. Rebound in burgundy cloth, printed paper spine and upper cover labels retained. New endpapers.


Enquire Item No. 16761

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EMANUEL, WALTER: Never! Being some Manners for the Multitude. Illustrated by John Hassall.

London: Sir Isaac Pitman, n.d. [1907]. First edition. Plates. Narrow 8vo, pp. 108:(4, adverts.), original pictorial wrappers printed in red and black after Hassall. Backstrip chipped, upper wrapper detached and worn on lower margin.


Enquire Item No. 10231

EWING, JULIANA HORATIA: Tongues in Trees. Depicted by R. Andre. Containing 1: Boy & Squirrel, 2: The Willow Man.

Item No. 16278

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. [1884]. First edition. Chromolitho. illustrations throughout.. Oblomg 8vo (7 x 6 inches), 32-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Boards edge-rubbed; overall very good.


Enquire Item No. 16278

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FARROW, G.E: The Escape of the Mullingong, A Zoological Nightmare. With fifty-eight illustrations by Gordon Browne.

Item No. 15763

London: Blackie, 1907. First edition. Frontispiece and title within decorative green borders. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 148-pages plus publisher's catalogue at end. Original blue cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; patches of colour loss to upper cover, the gilt bright although a little dulled on backstrip, some foxing to prelims.

With a printed summary of the story loosely inserted from which we learn that she is invited to the Zoological Gardens to meet "the distinguished visitor from Australia, Mr. Mullingong".


Enquire Item No. 15763

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GATTY, MRS. ALFRED: Parables from Nature. Thirteenth Edition. Bound with: Parables from Nature. Fourth Series. Third Edition.

London: Bell & Daldry 1865. The second work published 1866. Sepia frontispieces and plates. 12mo, pp.xiv:(1):141:173, with the half-title to the second work. Contemporary half black calf with crimson lettering piece. Numbered 1 in gilt on spine although these two parts are complete in themselves.


Enquire Item No. 10542

GREENAWAY, KATE: Kate Greenaway's Alphabet.

London: George Routledge [1885] First edition. Miniature book (2 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches). Coloured illustrations. Original coloured pictorial light boards. A poor copy, backstrip chipped, boards creased and lightly soiled, inner joints cracked, corner damp mark to first few leaves.


Enquire Item No. 11553

GREENAWAY, KATE: Kate Greenaway's Book of Games.

Item No. 16282

Item No. 16282

London: George Routledge, n.d. c. 1880. First edition. 24-coloured plates. 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), 64-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; binding scuffed and edge rubbed, some paper loss on lower fore-edge of boarder on upper cover. Internally front free endpaper removed, joints cracked and stitching broken, the plates in good order. Single name in ink on half title.


Enquire Item No. 16282

GROSS, MRS. ALEXANDER: Mothers's Darling A Book of Verse, Pictures by Miss E. Dorothy Rees.

London: Geographia, n.d. circa 1920's. Coloured plates. Oblong 12mo (6 x 4 1/2 inches), oroginal boards with coloured pictorial title label as issued. Wire-stitched, text block now detached from binding. Boards dusty and a little marked.


Enquire Item No. 11417

GUY, JOHN: A Catechism of the History of England. by John Guy, author of 'Geography for children', 'The analytical spelling book and expositor', 'The London spelling book', 'Lindley Murray simplified', 'Stepping stone to grammar', and 'Mother's own catechism'.

Item No. 13959

London: T.J. Allman, n.d. but 1868. "Improved Edition". Frontispiece. and plates. 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), 72-pages. Original cloth-backed engraved pictorial boards; boards dusty and creased.


Enquire Item No. 13959

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HALL, MRS S.C. [Editor]: The Juvenile Forget Me Not for the Year 1831.

Item No. 7355

London: Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis, 1831. Engraved plates with tissue-guards. 8vo, pp.viii:224:[4, advertisements], original ornately and decoratively embossed calf, a.e.g.; corners and headbands bumped and extremely rubbed; binding edge-rubbed and with loss of surface to a narrow strip on upper cover; stitching broken to two sections, text case almost detached from binding at front; almost half front free-endpaper removed; rear end-paper removed; ink ownership signature on front-pastedown; some foxing; plates with faint stains to borders.


Enquire Item No. 7355

HARRIS, JOHN [Publisher]: The Literary Box: containing the Contributions of the Evelyn Family, consisting of Instructing and Amusing Tales, in Prose and Verse, Suited to All Ages. By the Author of "The Welcome Visitor".

Item No. 9585

Item No. 9585

London: John Harris, 1824. Engraved frontispiece and five plates (each with two illustrations). 8vo, pp.90:(2, advertisements), contemporary full diced tan calf, narrow decorative gilt border to sides, spine gilt with lettering piece. Joints rubbed, tear to blank margin of one leaf, some foxing and spotting. Contemporary inscription on front fly. Generally a pleasant copy.


Enquire Item No. 9585

HARRISON, C. & HAMER, S.H: Master Charlie, Painter, Poet, Novelist, and Teacher, with numerous examples of his Work.

Item No. 5440

London: Cassell, 1899. First edition. Tinted plates incorporating text throughout. 4to, pp.67:(4, adverts.), original red cloth pictorially blocked in black & yellow. Stitching slack else very good. "I have indevored to combine amusement with instrucktion" (sic).


Enquire Item No. 5440

HASSALL, JOHN: Our Diary, or Teddy and Me. Illustrated by John Hassall. In the "Bumper Colour Books" series.

Item No. 10264

London: Thomas Nelson, n.d. Coloured plates by John Hassall. Small 8vo, pp.96, original two-tone cloth pictorially blocked in black. Title a little spoted, presentation label dated 1940 on front pastedown. The binding exceptionally clean and bright.


Enquire Item No. 10264

HASSALL, JOHN [Illustrator]: My very first little book about other Countries.

London: Humphrey Milford, n.d. ca. 1932. Coloured plates by John Hassall. Square 8vo, unpaginated. original cloth with coloured pictorial onlay as issued. Text block partly loose and held on cords. The "To" panel on front pastedown has been filled in and dated 1932. The binding generally very good and bright.


Enquire Item No. 10284

HENTY, G.A: An Indian Raid. From "Redskin and Cowboy".

London: Blackie, n.d. circa 1925. Frontispiece. Small 8vo, pp.88, original decorated cloth; a good copy. Prize label dated 1927 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 10263

HENTY, G.A; STANLEY, H.M. & others: Boys Illustrated Annual. Volume 1.

Sampson Low, Marston n.d. [1893]. Chromolitho frontispiece and plates, other plates and illustrations. 4to, pp.832, original pictorial red cloth blocked in colours. Professionally rebacked retaining the original backstrip. A few margins strengthend. Frontispiece foxed, title with crease. Price and "Henty" inscribed in ink by buffoon on front free endpaper. Text age toned. With serials by G.A. Henty "The Golden Canon", George Manville Fenn, Henry M. Stanley & others.


Enquire Item No.10306

HERGE, pseud. of Georges Remi: Les Adventures de Tintin : Les Cigares du Pharaon.

Item No. 16607

Casterman, 1955 (but later). Coloured cartoon strips throughout. Folio (12 x 9 inches), 62-pages, original coloured pictorial boards; some rubbing to joints, overall very good.


Enquire Item No. 16607

HERGE, pseud. of Georges Remi: The Adventures of Tintin : Prisoners of the Sun.

Item No. 16604

London: Methuen, 1965. Reprint. Coloured cartoon strips throughout. Folio (12 x 9 inches), 62-pages, original cloth-backed coloured pctorial boards; boards edge rubbed and a little scuffed else good.


Enquire Item No. 16604

HERGE, pseud. of Georges Remi: The Adventures of Tintin : The Seven Crystal Balls.

Item No. 16605

London: Methuen, 1962. First English edition. Coloured cartoon strips throughout. Folio (12 x 9 inches), 62-pages, original cloth-backed coloured pctorial boards; boards a little edge rubbed and else very good.


Enquire Item No. 16605

HERGE, pseud. of Georges Remi: The Adventures of Tintin : The Shooting Star.

Item No. 16606

London: Methuen, 1961. First English edition. Coloured cartoon strips throughout. Folio (12 x 9 inches), 62-pages, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; boards edge and corner rubbed, split to cloth of spine, signature on front pastedown else very good.


Enquire Item No. 16606

HIGGS, MIKE [Editor]: The Eighth Deluxe Collector's Edition of Dan Dare Pilot of the Future. The Phantom Fleet.

Item No. 7458

London: Hawk Books, 1993. First edition. Illustrated in colour. Folio, original glazed boards; some slight chips to leading edge of back cover; in all other respects, excellent.


Enquire Item No. 7458

HOFLAND, MRS: The Sisters, a Domestic Tale.

London: for A.K. Newman, 1828. New & Corrected Edition. Engraved frontispiece and extra title. 12mo, pp.180, contemporary quarter crimson roan, marbled boards; headband chipped, some rubbing. Inscribed, "Lady M. Coventry" on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 6826

HURST, JUNE: A set of 7 “Finger puppet books to read and colour” , comprising: Meet Digger; Fly Speckle Fly; A House for a Mouse; Fingal goes Home; Carry on Clementina; Sidney the Self-Sufficient Spider; & Wake Up Prickle.

Item No. 3528

Radlett, Herts: Follow Your Finger Books, ca. late 1970's or early 1980's. 7 volumes, 8vo, original printed wrappers. Each with a removable cloth finger puppet protruding through a hole in the upper cover, as issued. Some marking to one cover else as new, uncoloured and as new.


Enquire Item No. 3528

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JOYCE, J: Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People.....Vol. VI. of Electricity and Galvanism. New edition, Corrected and Improved.

Item No. 16629

Item No. 16629

London: for J. Johnson, 1807. 2 engraved plates. 12mo (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches) 222-pages plus unpaginated index. Contemporary full tan calf with burgundy lettering piece; extremities rubbed, prelims. foxed, front flyleaf (or half title?) removed.


Enquire Item No. 16629

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KAYE, ALBERT [Illustrator]: Jolly Alphabets and Puzzles.

London: Blackie, n.d. circa 1938. Coloured plates. Illustrations in black & orange. 4to (10 x 8 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; one "Maze" puzzle used (pencil & crayon) else good. Name and date (1938) on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 12463

KENYON, E.C: Jemmy Lawson: or the Story of a Village-Boy.

London: S. W. Partridge, n.d. circa 1880. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), original brown cloth pictorially blocked in brown and gilt; rubbed, inscription dated 1884 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 12957

KINGSTON, W.H.G: Voyages and Travels of Count Funnibos and Baron Stilkin.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. ca. 1892. Illustrations throughout. Small 4to, pp. 288, original cloth-backed pictorial boards. A very poor copy, binding loose, stained, broken & chipped. Text block detached, title page detached and with marginal loss, some thumbing and dust marking. Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 10232

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LE MAIR, H. WILLEBEEK: Grannie's Little Rhyme Book. No. 1 of Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair.

Item No. 7345

London: Augener Ltd, n.d. Illustrated in colour, one illustration per page within a floriate border, text in similar border opposite. Oblong 8vo (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), pp.28, original pictorial boards; binding edge-rubbed; neat ink name on f.f.e.; in all other respects, extremely good.


Enquire Item No. 7345

LEMON, MARK: The Enchanted Doll. A Fairy Tale for Little People. The Illustrations by Richard Doyle.

Item No. 13379

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1849. First edition. Frontispiece, extra pictorial title and vignettes in the text within red ruled borders. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches),77-pages. Original pink pictorial boards. Boards dust marked and spotted, surface of backstrip lacking and chipped at base, some loss of surface to two corners, all corners rounded, some light foxing within. Contemporary signature & date on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 13379

LEIGHTON, ROBERT: Gipsy Kit or the Man with the Tattooed Face. With six illustrations.

London: S. W. Partridge, n.d. ca. 1910. Small 8vo, pp. 128:(32, publisher's list), original grey green cloth pictorially blocked in black and blue; joint cracked between frontispiece and title, text age toned, gilt to spine dulled, else good. Prize label dated 1912 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 10271

LENSKI, LOIS: The Baby Car.

Oxford University Press, 1937. First edition. Lithographic plates, some in black & red. Square 8vo (7 x 7 inches), unpaginated. Original pictorial boards in red, white, & blue. Near contemporary name and date on verso of title. Rubbing to corners and joints, some light spotting to binding, scuff to upper cover. "and Mr. Small" added in ink to upper margin of front cover. Generally good. Being the adventures of Mr. Small and his Baby Car.


Enquire Item No. 12456

LENSKI, LOIS: The Little Sailing Boat.

Oxford University Press, 1938. First edition. Lithographic plates, some on blue backgrounds. Square 8vo (7 x 7 inches), unpaginated. Original pictorial boards in black, white, & blue. Near contemporary gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Rubbing to corners and joints, some light spotting to binding. Generally good. Being the adventures of Mr. Small or in this case Captain Small.


Enquire Item No. 12455

LETTS, WINIFRED M: The Gentle Mountain. Illustrations by Kathleen Verschoyle.

Item No. 9981

Dublin: The Talbot Press,1938. Firstedition. Black & white illustrations. 8vo, pp.141, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper browned on spine, with short tears to top of spine and chips to top corners; internally very good.


Enquire Item No. 9981

LOCKYER, A.M. (Illustrator) BOARE, G. (Pseud): What became of Them? The Conceited little Pig by G. Boare.

Item No. 13249

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, circa 1885. Illustrations throughout. Oblong 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 16-pages. Original pictorial card wrappers, stitched as issued. Very good.


Enquire Item No. 13249

LOFTING, HUGH: Doctor Dolittle's Caravan

Item No. 15541

Item No. 15541

London: Jonathan Cape, 1927. First edition, but in 2nd impression dust jacket. Coloured frontispiece, pictorial title, b&w plates; coloured pictorial endpapers 8vo, original grey grained cloth blocked in purple;one corner bumped else a good copy both in binding and internaly. 1930's gift inscription on half-title. In the dust jacket with applied coloured illustration as issued. The dust jacket darkened and with tears at the backstrip, some creasing and loss at headband and wear to corners, a few edge chips.


Enquire Item No. 15541

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MAW, UNA A: The Vegetable Kingdom.

Item No. 11613

Privately printed n.d. circa 1920. Plates. 4to (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches), 81-pages, original purple cloth; binding unevenly faded. Inscribed by the author. A curious & amusing work of fiction in which all the characters are vegetables, King Pots wooing Princess Onion etc.


Enquire Item No. 11613

MEADE, L.T: Turquoise & Ruby. With Eight Illustrations by Percy Tarrant.

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1906. First edition. 8vo, pp.(6):381:(2):48 (publisher's list), original blue cloth pictorially blocked in colours. Spine askew, binding rubbed, lower joint pulled.


Enquire Item No. 10307

MITFORD MARY R: Anna Fitzgerald; or, The Three Half-Crowns. 14966

Item No. 7136

London: Warne, n.d. ca. 1890's. Frontispiece and illustrations. Small 8vo, original decorated red cloth blocked in colours; inner joints cracked else a good copy.


Enquire Item No. 7136

MOLESWORTH, MRS. [MARY LOUISA]: Carrots: Just a Little Boy. Illustrated by Walter Crane.

London: Macmillan, 1929. Reprint. Deluxe issue. 8vo, pp. 241, publisher's full burgundy calf, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt; top edge gilt; bound-in silk bookmark. A superlative copy. Free from inscriptions.


Enquire Item No.5189

MOLESWORTH, MRS. [MARY LOUISA]: Grandmother Dear. A Book for Boys and Girls. Illustrated by Walter Crane.

Item No. 9517

London: Macmillann, 1920. Reprint. Deluxe issue. 8vo, pp. viii:(1):262, publisher's full burgundy calf, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt; top edge gilt; bound-in silk bookmark. A superlative copy. Free from inscriptions.


Enquire Item No. 9517


Item No. 9520

London: Macmillan, 1920. Illustrations. Reprint. Deluxe issue. 8vo, pp. 196, publisher's full burgundy calf, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt; top edge gilt; bound-in silk bookmark. Very slight rubbing at head of spine else a beautiful copy. Free from inscriptions.


Enquire Item No. 9520

MONTGOMERY, L.M: Anne of Avonlea. With a frontispiece and cover in colour by George Gibbs.

Item No. 16217

London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1913. 19th Impression, August 1913. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 367-pages,original brown cloth with coloured pictorial onlay. Binding faded and scuffed, upper inner joint cracked, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, rear endpaper creased.


Enquire Item No. 16217

MONTGOMERY, L.M: The Story Girl. With a frontispiece and cover in colour by George Gibbs.

Item No. 16218

London: Sir Isaac Pitman, 1911. 3rd impression, July 1911 (1st was May). 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 365-pages,original red cloth with coloured pictorial onlay. Extremities rubbed; joint cracked between frontispiece and title, foxing to edge of text block. Near contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 16218

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NESBIT, E: The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of Fortune. With Pictures by Gordon Browne & Lewis Baumer. Presentation Copy.

Item No. 1433

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First edition. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xii:296:(2):(10, publisher's advertisements). Original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Frontispiece detached and lacking tissue-guard. Inner joints cracked but holding on webbing. Some marginal toning and light thumb marks. One leaf partly detached, cracked at 4 inner gutters, three leaves a little roughly opened on blank bottom margin. Gilt to spine dulled, a few small nicks to headbands, fore-corners rubbed through.

Item No. 15433

A splendid presentation copy of the first edition of this children's classic inscribed: "To Bower Marsh from E. Nesbit, Jan. 25. 1900". Bower Marsh her admirer and one time lover; Jan. 25th was his birthday.

Item No. 15433

* Julia Briggs in her biography of Edith Nesbit, "A Woman of Passion" (Hutchinson, 1987) writes: "Edith's friendship with Bower Marsh flourished in the early 1890s; one day she made a special train journey down to Halstead with him so that she could show him her old home and walk once again in the woods and parkland she loved so much. Nostalgic journeys of this kind were always a sign of her special affection, a sign that she was taking someone into her heart as she took him into her past. On his birthday, 25 January 1892, she gave him her latest volume of poems, the second series of Lays and Legends, and she continued to remember the occasion by giving him her books for some years ......"

Inscribed Edith Nesbit's are exceedingly rare.


Enquire Item No. 15433

NOVELTY: Do-It cloth books – I Can Dress Myself, Can You? - My Shoelace Book.

Item No. 3523

Random House, 1981. Printed in colour on cloth in the shape of a shoe with a real shoelace threaded through metal eyelets. New and still in the original unopened packaging and probably unique thus.


Enquire Item No. 3523

NOVELTY: Do-It cloth books – I Can Dress Myself, Can You? - My Zipper Book

Item No. 3522

Random House, 1981. Printed in colour on cloth in the shape of a jacket with a metal zip-fastener. New & still in the original unopened packaging and probably unique thus.


Enquire Item No. 3522

NOVELTY: Little Traveller Train Book - Fun Land, Zoo Land, City Land. No Batteries Needed. Unique Clockwork Action. 3 Lands to Explore.

Item No. 3517

Purnell, n.d. but late 1970's or early 1980's. Oblong 4to, original ring-bound coloured pictorial boards with clockwork train in bubble on upper cover. The train apparently designed to travel on tracks on the pages, stopping next to illustrations; still in the original shrink-wrap and unopened. The shrink wrap split else fine and as new and as such probably unique


Enquire Item No. 3517

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PARDOE, M: Bunkle and Belinda. Illustrated by Julie Neild.

Item No. 14011

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1948. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 215-pages. Original green cloth. Contemporary name and date on front free endpaper, endpapers browned. Some of the letters of the half-title neatley coloured in; else a very good bright copy in the original split and chipped dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14011

PARLEY, PETER: Peter Parley's Annual.

London: Darton & Co. n.d. circa 1854. Coloured frontispiece with tissues guard, coloured pictorial title printed in colours by Leighton Brothers, coloured plates with tissue guards, illustrations. Small 8vo (6 x 5 inches), pages vii:384, original red cloth elaborately blocked in blind and gilt all edges gilt. With the coloured pictorial title but perhaps lacking the printed title? Headband chipped, split to lower joint both internally and externally but holding on cords and webbing. Inscribed on front free endpaper "Louise M. Eadon from her affectionate brother Frank Jan'y 13th 1854". Contains, amongst much else, "Something about the Gold Fields of Australia (pages 361-365) with a coloured plate showing miners in camp and panning for gold.


Enquire Item No. 13174

PARRY, EDWARD ABBOTT: Butterscotia or a Cheap Trip to Fairy Land by His Honour Edward Abbott Parry. Illustrated by Archie Macgregor.

Item No. 5915

London: David Nutt, 1896. First edition. Plates, illustrations, and folding map. 8vo, pp. 170:2:12(publisher's catalogue), original tan cloth pictorially blocked in brown. Name erased from front pastedown with surface paper loss, spine a little browned but generally a very good copy.


Enquire Item No. 5915

PARRY, JUDGE EDWARD ABBOT: Gamble Gold. Illustrated by Harry Furniss. Inscribed by author.

Item No. 16215

London: Hutchinson, 1907. First edition. 8vo (8 x 6 inches), 248-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in black & gilt, all edges gilt. Headbands bumped; overall a very bright copy. Inscribed on from free endpaper, "faithfully yours, Edward A. Parry".


Enquire Item No. 16215

PEARSON [Publisher]: The Jester's Jolly Book, for the Younger Schoolchildren.

London: C. Arthur Pearson, circa 1935. Coloured frontispiece, coloured plates, illustrations. 4to (10 x 7 3/4 inches), 142-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; edges and corners rubbed, small piece of stamp edging adhered to backstrip, generally bright. The "This Book belongs to" line on front pastedown filled-in.


Enquire Item No. 11305

PERIODICAL: The Child's Own Magazine. Sixty-ninth Annual Volume.

Item No. 5439

London: 57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, 1902. Coloured frontispiece "The Magic Lantern", coloured portrait of Edward VII & Queen Alexandra, other illustrations. Square 8vo, pp. 148, original blue pictorial cloth blocked in colours; very good.


Enquire Item No. 5439

PERIODICAL: The Tiny Library. A Weekly Journal for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Persons. Volume 1 (Numbers 1-15).

Item No. 3377

Item No. 3377b

London: C. Wood & Co. March 7th - May 30th 1846. Woodcut illustrations throughout. Small square 8vo, pp. 248, original blindstamped grained cloth decoratively blocked in gilt, a.e.g. ; some pale marking to the binding but generally very good.


Enquire Item No.3377

PLETSCH, OSCAR: Gute Freundschaft. Eine Geschichte für Damen, aber für Kleine.

Leipzig: Alphons Durr, n.d. circa 1890. 24 plates. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), original cloth-backed engraved boards. Corner damp-mark at end, some foxing, old inscription on title, boards stained.


Enquire Item No. 13365

POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

Item No. 9565

London: Frederick Warne, 1904. First edition. 12mo, pp.85, original light brown boards with coloured pictorial onlay on upper cover, as issued, dark green lettering. Backstrip complete although rubbed & darkened, rubbing and marking to boards. text block detached from binding and several leaves detached but present. Small area of front free endpaper adhered to front pastedown- quite possibly restorable. Muffetees mispelt Muffatees on p. 15. Contents clean.


Enquire Item No. 9565

POYSER, ARTHUR: The Scout Song Book. A Collection of One Hundred Songs of the Open Air for Boys and Old Boys. Published with the Official Sanction of the Boy Scouts' Association

London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1912. First edition. Tall 8vo (11 x 7 1/2 inches), 222-pages. Original blue cloth gilt. Corners and headbands bumped, light foxing to prelims.


Enquire Item No. 16939

PRENTISS, E: Aunt Jane's Hero and Stepping Heavenward.

Item No. 2819

London: Routledge, n.d. 8vo, pp. 265:306:(8, adverts. dated 1891), original pictorial cloth blocked in colours. Prize label on endpaper, inner upper hinge strained else very good.


Enquire Item No. 2819

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RABIER, BENJAMIN: Gedeon en Afrique.

Item No. 15981

Paris: Garnier Freres, 1926. Coloured illustration throughout. 4to (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches), unpaginated. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; Lower corners and bottom edges of boards rubbed through, advertisement leaf at front creased; overall quite a good copy.


Enquire Item No. 15891

RABIER, BENJAMIN: Gedeon Mechano.

Item No. 15890

Paris: Garnier Freres, 1927. Coloured illustration throughout. 4to (12 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches), unpaginated. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; corners rubbed through, some bubbling to paper of upper board, damp mark to front pastedown. Overall quite a reasonable copy.


Enquire Item No. 15890

RABIER, BENJAMIN: Les Petites Miseres de la Vie des Animaux.

Item No. 16580

Item No. 16580

Item No. 16580

Item No. 16580

Paris: Garnier, Freres, [1908]. First edition. 50 coloured plates. Oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 inches), original red cloth, the upper cover pictorially blocked in gilt and colours, all edges gilt. Some rubbing to headbands and corners. Front free endpaper creased. The gilt of the final "R" of Rabier rubbed, a few minor scuffs but overall this is an exceptional copy of the rare 1st edition.


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Item No. 16592

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. First edition. 8vo original green cloth; corners rubbed through, likewise headbands rubbed, white marks to binding. Prize label, signature and date on half-title.


Enquire Item No. 16592

READ, BROOKS & CO. [Publishers]: The Death of Cock Robin.

Item No. 11408

London: Read, Brooks & Co. n.d. circa. 1865. Six full page wood engravings [by Percy Cruikshank] "Printed in Oil Colours". 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), original coloured pictorial wrappers. Wrappers edge rubbed and slightly soiled, the backstrip now handstitched. About 1 sq. inch of surface loss on upper cover. An "Untearable" book on linen. In the "Grandmama Goodsoul's Series".


Enquire Item No. 11408

ROSCOE, Mr. [William]: The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast. A facsimile reproduction of the edition of 1808. With an Introduction by Charles Welsh.

London: Griffith & Farran, 1883. Plates. Small 4to (6 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), pages: x:11, original engraved wrappers. Wrappers edge-chipped, margins of wrappers very browned. £18.00

Enquire Item No. 11414

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SAXBY, ELIZABETH M.A.F: The Old Mill House at Alvermede.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. circa 1900. Frontispiece and plates by L. Linsdell. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 inches), pages 159:16(publisher's list), original blue cloth pictorially blocked in black & white, spine gilt. Prize label dated 1901 on front pastedown; very bright, an excellent copy. Anon.


Enquire Item No. 11608

SAYWELL, FREDERIC B: The Clever Little Tailor or Seven at a Blow. Illustrated by Herbert J. Harvey.

London: Halton & Truscot Smith, ca. 1932. First edition. 12 tipped-in coloured plates. 4to, pp. 56, original black cloth. Lean to spine. Upper inner joint pulled. Prize inscription dated 1932 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 6109

SCHOFIELD, LILY: Tom Cataous and Potiphar, a Tale of Ancient Egypt.

Item No. 13248

London: Frederick Warne n.d. [ 1903 ]. First edition. 8vo (6 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), Frontispiece & 20-verses each with facing coloured plate. Original linen pictorially blocked in colours; yapp fore-edge to upper cover. First gathering loose else very good.


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SHAPED BOOK: A Pansy Wreath.

Item No. 2000

Nuremberg: Ernest Nister, c. 1890. Chromolitho plates and facing verses: 'Birthday Pansies' , 'Birthday Forget-me-nots' etc. 4 leaves within the original chromolitho. pictorial boards, the whole die-cut to form the shape of a fan; tie-bound and wire-stitched; lower cover detached but present, else very good.


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SHAPED BOOK: BERTHA MAGUIRE: Moon-Beams. Illustrated by Bertha Maguire.

Item No. 7592

London: M. H. Nathan, n.d. ca. 1880's. Coloured illustrations and verse throughout. 5 leaves plus wrappers all cut to the shape of a new moon, the upper wrapper lettered in silver, silver edges. Height 7 inches. Lower wrapper foxed and with short tear.


Enquire Item No. 7592

SHAW, JOHN F. (Publisher): Our Darlings. The Children's Treasury of Pictures and Stories.

Item No. 15690

London: John F. Shaw, circa 1907. Title vignette by Louis Wain. Coloured & tinted plates throughout and b&w illustrations. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 336-pages, original red cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards showing 3 children outside a blacksmith's door. Light scuff to upper board, some marginal tanning within, a little marking but no fading to the spine. Overall a very nice copy. Chirstmas gift inscription dated 1908 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 15690

SHAW, JOHN F. (Publisher): Our Darlings. The Children's Treasury of Pictures and Stories.

Item No. 15689

London: John F. Shaw, circa 1903. Coloured & tinted plates throughout and b&w illustrations.4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 384-pages, original red cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards showing a boy on horseback delivering a parcel to a girl at a cottage. Fading to spine but overall a very nice copy indeed apart from some marking to the lower board and some marginal tanning within. The upper board very bright and clean. Short Christmas inscription dated 1903 on the reverse of the frontispiece.


Enquire Item No. 15689

SHEPHERD, J.A: The Three Jovial Puppies. Rhymes by E.D. Cuming.

Item No. 2993

London: Blackie, n.d. [ca. 1911]. First edition. Coloured pictorial title, coloured illustrations throughout . Small folio, original cloth-backed boards with coloured illustration mounted to upper cover as issued; upper inner joint tender and split at wire binding staples; corners bumped else very good. Inscription dated Xmas 1912 on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 2993

Sotheby & Co.: Catalogue of a Highly Important Collection of Children's Books. Parts 1 - 6 (complete). London, 1974 - 1978.

Item No. 16262

London: Sotheby & Co. 1974. The six catalogues for the sales held 1974-1978. 84 plates & numerous illustrations. 2951 lots. Price lists bound-in. Buyer's names and prices fetched added in ink to some lots. The six catalogues bound together green buckram with burgundy gilt calf lettering pieces. Heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


Enquire Item No. 16262

STABLES, GORDON: Born to Wander. A Boy's Book of Nomadic Adventures.

Item No. 16044

London: S. W. Partridge, n.d. circa 1890. Frontispiece and illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 288-pages plus publisher's catalogue at end. Original olive pictorial cloth bloclked in gilt and silver; foxing to prelims. The binding very bright and fresh.


Enquire Item No. 16044

STEWART, ELIZABETH M: Original Poetry, for Young Persons.

Item No.213

London: T.Allman, c. 1850's. Engraved frontispiece. 12mo, original crimson cloth blocked in blind & gilt. Short split to upper joint; stitching slack, one gathering partly detached, some foxing or browning.


Enquire Item No. 212

STRANG, HERBERT [Editor]: The Oxford Annual for Boys - 21st Year.

Item No. 2822

London: Oxford Univ. Press 1928. Coloured frontispiece and plates, illustrations. 4to, pp. 240, original pictorial boards (of airman and plane). An exceptional copy in partially foxed d.w. The d.w. chipped at head of spine and at rear.


Enquire Item No. 2822

SEUSS, DR: Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.

Item No. 16608

London: Collins, 1963. First English edition. Coloured illustrations throughout. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches), unpaginated. Original glazed pictorial boards; some edge rubbing but overall very good.


Enquire Item No. 16608

SUNSHINE PRESS Publishers: Our Pets' Story Book.

London: The Sunshine Press, n.d. but ca. 1935. Coloured plates, black & white illustrations. 4to, original coloured pictorial boards. Text browned. An exceptional copy with only the slightest rubbing to the headbands, small puncture in backstrip, boards clean, unmarked, and bright in worn dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 9408

SUTCLIFF, ROSEMARY: The Silver Branch. Illustrated by Roman Pisarev.

London: The Folio Society, 2009. First edition thus. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches), original grey hard-grained cloth pictorially blocked in black, white, & gilt. Fine in slightly marked slipcase.


Enquire Item No. 14072

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TAYLOR, EMILY: Historical Prints, representing some of the most Memorable Events in English History, in which the Costumes of the Times are carefully preserved.

Item No. 10762

London: for Harvey and Darton, 1821. 96 engravings on 48 plates. 12mo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches). 104-pages. Contemporary quarter roan, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, backstrip chipped. Frontispiece detached, inner joints cracked, lacking front & rear free endpapers, some browning and soiling.


Enquire Item No. 10762

TAYLOR, JEFFERYS: The Forest; or, Rambles in the Woodland.

Item No. 5061

Item No. 5061b

London: John Harris, 1831. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and 25 engraved plates of trees and leaves (complete) . Square 12mo, pp. 220, original glazed cloth with printed paper labels; spine labels dulled, some foxing but generally very good. A volume in the "Little Library" series


Enquire Item No. 5061

THE LITTLE LIBRARY: The Garden; or, Familiar Instructions For The Laying Out and Management of a Flower Garden with Illustrative Engravings on Wood and Steel.

London: John Harris, 1832. Second edition. Twelve hand-coloured engraved plates of flowers, two detached but present, and other plates. Square 12mo, pp.x:175, original half calf; corners bumped; boards and edges rubbed; headband broken and a piece missing; inner joints cracked; some light foxing, coloured plares however unaffected; armorial bookplate of Anne Cooper to front pastedown; inscription to f.f.e. Part of "The Little Library, Comprising, in a Series of Small Volumes, a Familiar Introduction to Various Branches of Useful Knowledge."


Enquire Item No. 7356

THORN, ISMAY [pseud. of Edith Caroline Pollock]: Spin and Podgie. What they did, what they learnt, where they went, in one day. With Illustrations by T. Pym [pseud. of Clara Creed]. Inscribed by illustrator & with her photograph.

London: Hatchards, 1886. First edition. Frontispiece & illustrations throughout. Square 8vo, pp. 47:49-64(adverts.) original pictorial cloth; binding severely damp-marked, stitching cracked on inner joint at several places. Inscribed on front free endpaper by the illustrator and with a carte-de-visite photograph of her loosely inserted


Enquire Item No. 5244

TONNA, C.A: Derry: A Tale of the Revolution of 1688. By Charlotte Elizabeth.

London: James Nisbet, ca. 1890's. Frontispiece. 8vo, pp.xvi:317:[3, publisher's list], original dark blue cloth pictorially blocked in black and lettered in gilt. Contemporary ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper. Bright. Anon.


Enquire Item No. 984

TUCK, RAPHAEL [Publisher]: John Gilpin.

London: Raphael Tuck, n.d. ca. 1890. 6 die-cut chromolithographic plates incorporating text, opening out to form a continuous strip, 17 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Some folds and a few short tears reinforced on verso with archival paper. A fragile production in generally good condition. Rare.


Enquire Item No. 8938

TYTLER, SARAH: Landseer's Dogs and their stories. With Six Chromographs after paintings by Sir Edwin Landseer.

Item No. 16478

Item No. 16478

London: Marcus Ward, 1877. Mounted coloured frontispiece, extra coloured pictorial title and 5 mounted coloured plates. 8vo (9 x 7 inches) origginal bevelled green cloth blocked in black and gilt, all edges gilt. Headbands bruised, inner joints cracked, corners rubbed, gilt dulled.


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UPTON, FLORENCE K. & BERTHA: The Adventures of two Dutch Dolls and a "Golliwogg".

Item No. 14342

London: Longmans, Green, n.d. but 1895. First edition. Coloured title and 31 coloured plates. Oblong folio, original brown cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. A few short marginal tears, stitching broken and some leaves loose and bumped on margins, upper inner hinge split. Boards lightly soiled/dust marked, corners rounded. Overall quite good.


Enquire Item No. 14342

UPTON, FLORENCE K & BERTHA: The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club.

Item No. 13381

London: Longman's Green, 1898. First edition. Coloured illustrations throughout. Oblong folio (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), 62-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Some dust marking to binding, some rubbing to lettering on upper cover, corners rounded, 1 gathering detached, inner joints cracked, one inch tear to one margin without loss. Overall a good clean copy. Later gift inscription on front pastedown "Great Aunt Theresa's Contribution to 'Daddy Edward's' Nursery Party 26th Aug. 1919".


Enquire Item No. 13381

UPTON, FLORENCE K. & BERTHA: The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls.

London: Longmans, Green, 1923. New Edition. Coloured illustrations throughout. Oblong 4to (8 1/2 x 11 inches), 64-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Backstrip faded and spotted, boards dusty, corner rubbed. Age toning to mrgins, some foxing, inner joints pulled. Inscription on verso of front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 13070

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VAUX, FRANCES BOWYER: The promised visit: including an account of the various methods of manufacturing paper in different countries. To which are annexed, fifty questions, with a view to impress the subject on the youthful mind. By the author of “The dew-drop”.

Item No. 10419

London: for Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1818. 12mo, pp.103, contemporary quarter green calf, marbled boards. Rubbed. Lacking front free endpaper and frontispiece. Title lightly soiled. Lacking frontispiece but very rare. Anonymous.


Enquire Item No. 10419

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WAIN, LOUIS: Louis Wain's Cats and Dogs.

Item No. 12560

Item No. 12560b

Item No. 12560c

London: Raphael Tuck [1902]. First edition. "Linen Edition". 24-pages of coloured illustrations (2-being double-page plates) incorporating text and 4-pages of black & white illustrations, including title. The plates almost entirely depict cats, only 5 include dogs and in 3 of these they are being tormented by cats! Folio (13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards, front & back, by Wain. Upper inner joint split, headbands and corners rubbed, some marginal tears to endpapers but not of course to the stout "linen" leaves within. Some marginal age toning; overall good.


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WAIN, LOUIS (?): Holiday Rhymes.

Item No. 15687

London: Dean & Son, circa 1897. Oblong folio (25 x 38 cm),8 (of 10) colour illustrated card leaves folded concertina style and opening out to measure 25 x 307 cm. Split on one fold. Original coloured illustrated upper cover, in relief, in the style of Louis Wain and not at all representative of the illustrations within. Some soiling to cover but overall attractive. The Cambridge University Library copy states 10 leaves opening out to measure 25 x 377 cm. Rare. However apparently lacking 2 panels.


Enquire Item No. 15687

WAIN, LOUIS; & BINGHAM, CLIFTON: All Sorts of Comical Cats. Pictured by Louis Wain, Verses by Clifton Bingham

Item No. 5441

London: Ernest Nister [1902]. Coloured mounted frontispiece, illustrated title-page, and illustrations throughout, some with printed coloured highlights . 4to, pp.(62) original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Fore-edges and fore-corners of boards rubbed, some marking but generally good. Front free endpaper, which bears a contemporary gift inscription, is detached and a little edge worn. Tear to frontispiece backing sheet not affecting the coloured mounted plate, horizontal tear through one leaf without loss. Scan available upon request.


Enquire Item No. 5441

WARD, LOCK (Publishers): Bubbles. (Volume XVIII of this annual).

Item No. 15702

London: Ward, Lock, circa 1907. Coloured plates throughout, one b&w full-page plate by Louis Wain "Our Pussies". 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), 288-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Spine slightly canted, some rubbing to edges and corners, overall good.Signature & date, Oct. 1907, on reverse of frontispiece.


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Item No. 1426

Farnham, Surrey: E.W. Langham, 1895. Vignette illustrations. 4to, pp. 60, original printed wrappers, uncut; upper wrapper detached and edge chipped, backstrip chipped at head and tail, else an excellent copy.


Enquire Item No. 1426

WEATHERLY, FRED E: More Pleasant Surprises for Chicks of all Sizes.

Item No. 14435

London: Ernest Nister, New York: E. P. Dutton. Printed in Bavaria, circa 1893. Illustrated with eight full-page, colour slatted transformations, all in perfect working order. Folio (12 3/4 x 10 inches), original red cloth-backed glazed coloured pictorial boards. One pull-tab reinforced, others possibly replaced? Some bumping to head and base of backstrip and a very small chip from the surface of the upper cover, lower cover marked, corners rubbed. The backstrip and upper cover are remarkably bright and fresh, also very good indeed internally.


Item No. 14435

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WEATHERLY, F.E: Out of Town. Illustrated in colour by Linnie Watt, monotints by Ernest Wilson.

Item No. 5216

London: Hildesheimer and Faulkner, n.d. [1884]. First [& only?] edition. Charming chromolithographic illustrations throughout. 4to, pp. 64, original cloth-backed glazed pictorial boards in d.w. A remarkably good copy, the binding fresh and bright. The d.w. browned and edge chipped on upper panel, chipped at backstrip and chipped and torn on lower panel. Printing of advertisements on endpapers faded. Some minor rubbing to the fore-corners of the boards but generally an excellent copy and very rare in d.w.


Enquire Item No. 5216

WEATHERLY, FRED E: Guardian Angels. Illustrated by H.J.Maguire.

Item No. 13250

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, circa 1888. Six card leaves with sepia illustrations and verses on each. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), original pictorial card boards, stitched as issued. Gift inscription dated Xmas 1888 on verso of front cover.


Enquire Item No. 13250

WELLS, H.G: The Adventures of Tommy. Written and Illustrated by H.G. Wells.

Item No. 11101

London: The Amalgamated Press, n.d. Number 945 of a "Limited & Numbered Edition-de-Luxe Published for Private Circulation Only". Coloured illustrations throughout. 4to (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches), original pictorial wrappers printed in blue; lower wrapper dustmarked, upper wrapper less so, a few tiny marginal tears to edges of wrappers. Generally very good.


Enquire Item No. 11101

WHITE, ANNIE F: Jack and Jill and the Fairies.

Ilfracombe (Duration Address): Arthur H. Stockwell, c. 1940. 8vo, pp. 20, original wrappers; wire staples rusted, wrappers a little marked. Signed by the author on title.


Enquire Item No. 5900

WRIGHT, HENRIETTA: Stories in English Literature.

Item No. 14492

London: Thomas Nelson, 1891. Frontispiece. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 286-pages. Contemporary full burgundy calf gilt, gilt arms of Portsmouth High School on upper cover and prize label on front pastedown. Some light marginal fading on upper cover else excellent.


Enquire Item No. 14492

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