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AESOP: Aesop's Fables retold by Blanch Winder. With 16 colour plates by Harry Rountree.

Item No. 18420

London: Ward, Lock, n.d. c. 1940. 4to, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Small scuff to upper boards, some sunning to spine; overall very good. 1950's gift inscription on front free endpaper.

£15.00

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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.

£18.00

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ALPHABET: An ABC of Toys.

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.

£20.00

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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.

£35.00

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ANDERSEN, HANS: Stories from Hans Andersen, translated from the Danish by W. Angeldorff. Illustrated by E.S. Hardy.

Item No. 18164

Item No. 18164

Item No. 18164

Item No. 18164

Item No. 18164

London: Ernest Nister, c. 1897. Printed in Bavaria. Chromolitho. frontispiece, pictorial title, and plates; b&w illustrations throughout. 8vo (9 x 7 inches), 288-pages, original bevelled green cloth pictorially blocked with white swans and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, spine gilt. An 1897 Xmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Overall very good.

£75.00

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ANDERSON, WILLIAM: Blanche the Huguenot, a Tale. With eight illustrations by G. and W.L. Thomas.

Item No. 18820

Item No. 18820

London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1853. First (& only?) edition. Frontispiece, extra pictorial title (with imprint Ingram Cooke and Co, 1853), plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 303-pages. Original red cloth blocked in blind and gilt, all edges gilt. Wear to headbands else very good. Rare.

£90.00

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ANDRE, RICHARD: The Cruise of the Walnut Shell. Written and Illustrated by Andre.

Item No. 18125

Item No. 18125

Item No. 18125

Item No. 18125

Item No. 18125

London: Sampson, Low c. 1882. 32-pages of chromolitho. illustrations incorporating verse. 4to, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; a little edge and corner chipping, headbands rubbed but overall very good. Interleaved with tissue guards throughout. Cracked at several inner gutters but holding. Recto of front free endpaper foxed and inscribed, "Elsie Colby, Christmas 1882".

£60.00

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ANON: [Aunt Affable's Story about Cock Robin alive and well again].

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[London: Dean & Co. n.d.] c. 1840. 6 (of 7 ) hand-coloured plates and one 1/2-page coloured illustration. Lacking the upper wrapper and the coloured plate to verso. 1st plate soiled. Lower wrappers bearing advertisements for 13 Aunt Affable titles. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Two copies cited on Copac. 

£20.00

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ANON: Old Woman and Pedlar.

Item No. 18895

Item No. 18895

Item No. 18895

No place, publisher, or date. c. 1840. 8 hand-coloured illustrations with verse below. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), original printed wrappers. Some soiling last plate dustmarked and creased. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of ca. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac.

The old woman is taking eggs to market but falls asleep by the wayside. A pedlar named Stout cuts her petticoats up to the knees. Upon awakening she exclaims "Sure this is not I!" But then she knows that her little dog at home will recognise her if she is she; reaching home the dog barks at her and she begins to cry but the dog soon wags his tail and all is well. 

£185.00

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ANON: My Grey Pair of Boots and other stories. Being the Second Series of "The Children's Golden Series".

Item No. 18620

London: G. Moorish c. 1890. Plates. 12mo (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches), original flexible green cloth blocked in black & blind; good.

£10.00

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ANON: The Life of a Bear, His Birth, Education, and Adventures. Sixth Thousand.

London: Seeley, 1896. 24 plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 226-pages. Original pictorial blue cloth blocked in gilt. Corners and headbands rubbed. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. 

£18.00

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ANON: The Nursery Zoo. The Fourth Cage contained: The Mischievous Mousie. For one night only. After that he was at large, as you can see in this book.

Item No. 18152

London: Thomas Nelson, [1916]. Coloured frontispiece and 11 coloured plates. 8vo (8 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), original red cloth with large coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued. Signature on front free endpaper. Very good.

£32.00

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ANON: "The Freaks Story Book". Juvenile manuscript collection of stories: "Bringing Home the Yule Log"; "The Bishop's Goose"; "The Two Pupils"; "The Teardrop Elves"; "The Bunnies and the Bakerman"; "The Pixey's Clothes"; & "Fairy Food".

Item No. 18115

Item No. 18115

Ca. 1910. With a leaf from "The Fireside Magazine" in manuscript at end with mock advertisements, e.g. ""Wasps will go for our Jams because they know it is best. But never mind you will like it too ... Jim Jam's Jams". Illustrated with pasted in printed illustrations. 12mo (3 1/4 inches square), 24-pages, wrappers with applied coloured illustration; stitched. One leaf holed with loss.

£25.00

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ANON: Billy Quack.

Item No. 18093

London: Humphrey Milford [1911]. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches), 60-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original blue boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound & contained in the original matching slipcase. Spine faded, some light rubbing. Overall very good.

£75.00

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ANON: Humpy and Grumpy.

London: Humphrey Milford, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition. Coloured frontispiece.12mo (3 1/2 x 3 inches), 32-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original grey boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, text block detached from binding else good.

£12.00

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ANON: Little Blue Pinny.

Item No. 18108

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition. Coloured frontispiece.12mo (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches), 28-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original green boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, text block detached from binding else good.

£15.00

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ANON: Sir Martin Swallow.

Item No. 18107

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition. Coloured frontispiece.12mo (3 5/8 x 3 1/4 inches), 28-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original grey boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, backstrip partly split and lifting otherwise good. Endpapers tanned.

£20.00

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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).

£25.00

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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.

£12.00

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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.

£20.00

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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.

£15.00

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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.

£20.00

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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.

£10.00

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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.

£15.00

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ARNOLD, MRS S.G: Two Busybodies, a Chronicle of the Adventures of Hilary and John Chippendale Craven.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. First edition. Frontispiece. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 312-pages. Original blue cloth decoratively blocked in white and lettered in gilt, spine dulled, endpapers and tissue guard to frontispiece foxed, otherwise good. 

£25.00

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

Item No. 256

London: Knight & Son, ca. 1855. Woodcut illustrations. 12mo, pp.vi:244, original blindstamped green cloth, spine pictorially blocked in gilt, a.e.g. - an exceptional copy.

£30.00

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ASHTON, S: Cuckoo: A Novel for Children. Illustrated by Dorothy Furniss

Item No. 19196

London: Simpkin Marshal, [ 1901 ]. First edition. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text. Small 4to (8 1/2 x 7 inches), 120-pages. Original blue pictorial cloth blocked in silver. Contemporary gift inscription on title. Hole in page 49 affecting one word of text otherwise very good. 

£90.00

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BEAUMONT, CYRIL W: The Strange Adventures of a Toy Soldier. With decorations by Wyndham Payne.

Item No. 17970

Item No. 17970

London: C.W. Beaumont, 1926. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, title vignette, and plates and illustrations throughout printed in colours. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 32-pages. Original cloth-backed decorative boards with printed paper label. Label dulled else very good. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

£28.00

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BELLOC, HILAIRE (verses by) & B.T.B [Lord Ian B.G.T. Blackwood - Illustrations by]: A Moral Alphabet in Words of from One to Seven Syllables.

Item No. 18158

London: Duckworth, 1932. Reprint. Illustrations throughout. 4to (8 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), 63-pages. Original pictorial boards in black & green. Foxing within and on edge of text block, however the binding is virtually fine.

£30.00

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BELLOC, H: New Cautionary Tales. Together with a Moral Alphabet. Pictures by B.T.B. and N. Bentley.

Item No. 17925

London: Duckworth, 1934. First Collected Edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches), 65-pages. Original cloth-backed illustrated boards. Foxing to prelims. and at end. The backstrip and boards very good.

£18.00

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BERG, F: Swedish Fairy Tales.Translated by Tyra Engdahl and Jessie Rew. With 107 illustrations by E. Beskow and other artists.

Item No. 19199

Item No. 19199

Item No. 19199

London: Walter Scott, 1904. First thus. Frontispiece and illustrations in the text. Small 4to (9 1/4 x 7 inches), 259-pages, plus 4-pages of advertisements at end. Original cream pictorial cloth blocked in red and black, top edge gilt others uncut. Binding, especially the spine, browned. Endpapers foxed. Indented lines on title page where crayon scribbled by idiot child, now largely erased. Four of the illustrations show traces of crayon applied by the same idiot child, one with slight surface loss. Upper inner hinge cracked but held on webbing. Contemporary gift inscription on half-title. 

£125.00

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BERQUIN [ARNAUD]: L'Ami des Enfants. Nouvelle edition tres-complete.

Item No. 17040

Item No. 17042

Paris: Didier, 1849. Two volumes. Engraves frontispieces, title vignettes, and plates. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: 404 & 358, contemporary green binder's cloth. Light foxing to prelims. else very good.

£35.00

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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.

£15.00

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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.

£150.00

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BILLINGHURST, PERCY J: A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals, with Pictures.

London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1901 First edition. Profusely illustrated (approx. 100 plates). Large 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 inches), 202-pages. Original blue pictorial cloth blocked in yellow & red. Spine a little dulled, endpapers foxed, childish scribble in pencil on front free endpaper, some staining to 2 facing leaves; overall good. 

£25.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19212


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.

£70.00

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BIRN BROS. (Publishers): The A.B.C. Book.

Item No. 17721

London: Birn Brothers, c. 1950's. Two colour illustrations throughout. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 92-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial glazed boards, endpapers tanned else very good. Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper.

£10.00

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

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. The last six leaves & lower cover have been ruined by water damage. Upper cover dusty, gift inscription on detached front free endpaper. 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. 

£15.00

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BRERETON, CAPTAIN F.S: Roger the Bold, a Tale of the Conquest of Mexico. Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood.

Item No. 19184

Item No. 19184

London: Blackie, 1907. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 381-pages plus Blackie's 16-page illustrated catalogue at end. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in gilt & colours. Headbands bumped, corners rubbed, very small brown spot on title, overall very good. Old name on front free endpaper. 

£12.00

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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.

£15.00

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BUCKERIDGE, ANTHONY: Thanks to Jennings.

Item No. 17728

Item No. 17728

London: Collins, 1957. "First Printed in this Edition". Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 255-pages, original plum cloth in dust jacket. Some foxing and tanning to prelims. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket foxed internally otherwise good. The jacket is not clipped.

£25.00

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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.

£10.00

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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.

£10.00

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CAREY, DAVID: "How it Works" - The Computer. A Ladybird Book (Series 654).

Item No. 18814

Loughborough: Wills & Hepworth, 1971. First edition. Coloured illustrations. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), 50-pages original coloured pictorial boards; lower cover spotted, spine ends bumped, lower fore-corners of boards worn.

£14.00

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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.

£25.00

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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

£12.00

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CLARK, SAMUEL: Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Northern Counties of England.

Item No. 18911

Item No. 18911

London: Darton & Clark, c. 1845. 8 hand-coloured plates each with a map of the County surrounded with engravings of country scenes with facing descriptive text. (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches). Original pale green pictorial wrappers; advertisements to rear wrapper. The 8 maps comprise: Yorkshire, Cheshire, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham, & Westmorland. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. 

£425.00

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CORBET, SYBIL and KATHARINE: Animal Land, where there are no People. With an Introduction by Andrew Lang.

London: J.M. Dent, 1897. Second edition Nov. 1897 (first was July 1897). Pages 1-16 text, pages 17-49 full-page plates, printed rectos only, of peculiar animals with printed captions. Oblong 8vo (9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), original blue pictorial cloth. Front free endpaper creased else good. 

£150.00

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COWAN & STANDRING (publishers): The Album Picture Books. Jack & Jill, a Tale for a Little Child.

 

Item No. 18915

Item No. 18915

London: Cowan & Standring, c. 1840. 4 hand-coloured plates. (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches), 8-pages. Original green pictorial wrappers. Corners turned over, band of dustmarking to fore-edge of upper cover. Advertisement on rear wrapper listing 11 other titles in the "Album Picture Book" series. Overall good. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very Rare. No copy cited by Copac 

£200.00

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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.

£50.00

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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.

£65.00

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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.

£75.00

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CROCKET, S. R: Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition. Coloured plates by Simon Harmon Vedder. Large 8vo (8 3/8 x 6 inches), 413-pages. Original decorated orange cloth blocked in colours. A few leaves corner creased, overall good. 

£12.00

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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.

£32.00

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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.

£18.00

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DEAN & CO. (publishers): [Aunt Affable's Story of the Little Frog and Pretty Mouse].

Item No. 18898

[London: Dean & Co n.d.] c. 1840. Lacking wrappers and therefore the first plate on the verso of the lacking upper wrapper; therefore 6 (of 7) hand-coloured half-page illustrations. 8vo (7 1/8 x 6 inches), 14-pages.

Watercolour marking on first leaf, foxing and dustmarking, tear to last leaf crudely repaired with paper strips in the 1890's. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac. 

£40.00

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DEAN & CO. (publishers): Aunt Affable's Stories about Horses.

Item No. 18899

Item No. 18899

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 full-page hand-coloured plates and one half-page. 8vo (7 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches), 16-pages, original pictorial pink wrappers. Advertisement on rear wrapper lists 13 Aunt Affable titles. Chips & short tear to fore-margin of upper wrapper. Gift inscription dated 1843 on upper wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£225.00

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DEAN & CO. (publishers): Aunt Affable's Stories about Ships.

Item No. 18900

Item No. 18900

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 full-page hand-coloured plates and one half-page. 8vo (7 1/8 x 6inches), 16-pages, original pictorial green wrappers. Advertisement on rear wrapper lists 13 Aunt Affable titles. Wrappers a little dusty, overall good.Inscription dated 1853 & initials on upper wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of ca. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£225.00

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DEAN & CO. (publisher's): Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Elephant.

 

 

Item No. 18912

London: Dean & Co, c. 1840. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 8 hand-coloured illustrations within the text. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches), original pink pictorial wrappers. Corners turned over, band of dustmarking at base of upper cover. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one vItem No. 18912olume. Very Rare. No copy cited by Copac. 

£290.00

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DEAN & CO. (publisher): Grandmamma Easy's Wonders of a Toy Shop.

Item No. 18913

Item No. 18913

Item No. 18913

Item No. 18913

Item No. 18913

London: Dean & Co. ca. 1840. 8 hand-coloured illustrations with accompanying verse. (9 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches.) 8-pages. Original beige wrappers; wrappers dusty, some browning within; overall very sound. Inscription on wrapper dated 1845. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare.

Only 2 copies cited by Copac. (British Library & University of Oxford Libraries). 

£525.00

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DEAN & CO. (publishers): Grandpapa Easy's New Lion and the Unicorn. Fighting for the Crown.

Item No. 18914

Item No. 18914

Item No. 18914

London [Dean & Co. ] c. 1840. Hand-coloured frontispiece and 7 hand-coloured illustrations within the text. (9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches), 8-pages, original pictorial green wrappers, very good. Advertisement for 13 Grandpapa Easy titles on lower wrapper. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare. Only 1 copy cited by Copac. (Cambridge University Libraries). 

£425.00

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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.

£350.00

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Item No. 16658

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.

£25.00

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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.

£25.00

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DUNLOP, MARION WALLACE: The Magic Fruit Garden.

London: Ernest Nister [1899]. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo (8 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches), 95-pages. Original pictorial blue cloth blocked in green, red, & black, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Some fading to backstrip, headbands bruised. Marginal browning to page 1. Stitching cracked between pages 8 & 9 and 24 & 25 and slightly elsewhere; generally good.

From the "prologue to UCL's Disrupters and Innovators exhibition in the Octagon Gallery [21 May - August 2018]. This installation focused on an illustrated book written in 1899 by Marion Wallace-Dunlop (1864-1942) who studied at UCL and whose story is featured in the Disrupters and Innovators exhibition that followed. Quotes featured in the exhibition are from Marion Wallace-Dunlop, The Magic Fruit Garden. About Marion Wallace-Dunlop and The Magic Fruit Garden. Wallace-Dunlop was an artist, writer and lifelong campaigner for women’s rights. In 1909, she became the first suffragette to go on hunger strike, having been imprisoned for stencilling political graffiti on a wall in the House of Commons .... earlier she created a fairy tale about a girl struggling to write an essay on ‘Perseverance’. In her quest for wisdom, Doc [Dorothy] finds a magic fruit garden where knowledge-fruit grows on bushes and trees. Here she picks ‘geography-plums and history-apples and grammar-pears and all the time her knowledge of everything kept growing bigger and bigger’. In a glass conservatory, Doc encounters piles of sweets ‘made from mixtures of the various fruits in the garden boiled in a syrup called Research. There was botany-sugar, zoology-candy, geology-toffee, and sugar-plums of every kind and colour’. When she gets home, her brother tells Doc it was only a dream and remarks that it’s ‘just like a girl to think that a dream is real.’ However, he then embarks on an adventure of his own which forces him to admit the magic garden is real". 

£250.00

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EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Visit to Little Johnny Green.

Item No. 18901

Item No. 18901

London: Dean & Co. n.d. c. 1840. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing text. 8vo (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches), original pictorial yellow wrappers; lower & upper wrappers worn & soiled and with tears with old repairs of applied paper, the tears affecting the coloured plates to the reverse of each wrapper. Some margins strengthened. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Not a very good copy but very rare; only 1 copy cited by Copac (V & A Museum). Anon. 

£65.00

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EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Lord Mayor's Show.

Item No.18903

Item No. 18903

Item No. 18903

London: Dean & Munday, n.d. c.1840. 7 hand-coloured plates each with multiplication verse opposite. 4to (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches). A poor copy but complete. The wrapper soiled, creased and torn with old repairs of paper tape, a number of leaves with old re-margining, some old repairs with paper tape. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Only two copies cited on Copac. 

£45.00

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EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Comical Playmates.

Item No. 18904

Item No. 18904

London: Dean & Munday, n.d. c.1840. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing verse. 4to original green pictorial wrappers. Corner chip to upper wrapper, old paper tape repairs to lower wrapper, some creasing, some leaves with early re-margining, some chipping. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Rare, only one copy cited by Copac (British Library). Anon. 

£110.00

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EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Funny Boys.

 

Item No. 18905

Item No. 18905

London: Dean & Munday. Inscription dated 1844 on upper wrapper. 7 hand-coloured plates with facing verse. (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches), original pink pictorial wrappers. 1 plate holed with 1/4 sq. inch of loss. Creasing & some soiling, some 19th Century re-margining. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Very rare, no copy cited by Copac. 

£140.00

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EDGAR, ROBERT: Uncle Buncle's Pretty Tales.

Item No. 18910

Item NO. 18910

London: Dean & Co. c. 1840. 6 hand-coloured plates with facing text. 8vo (8 x 6 5/8 inches). Original blue pictorial wrappers. Repaired tear to lower cover. Rear wrapper with advertisements for 13 Uncle Buncle's "Original Toy Books" & 13 titles of Dame Wonder's "Curious Transformations". A few early paper tape repairs. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Anon. Very rare. No copy cited by Copac. 

£140.00

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ESCOTT-INMAN, H: The Admiral and I, a Fairy Story. Illustrated by E.A. Mason.

Item No. 19195

London: Ward, Lock, 1902. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 346-pages plus 10-pages of publisher's advertisements. Original bevelled red grained pictorial cloth blocked in gilt. Contemporary gift inscription on verso of half-title. Some dustmarking and spotting to binding, spine gilt dulled, overall good. 

£25.00

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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.

£55.00

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EWING, JULIA HORATIA: Master Fritz. Pictured by R. Andre.

Item No. 18142

London: S.P.C.K. c. 1880. Chromolitho. and sepia plates throughout incorporating text. Oblong 8vo (7 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches), 32-pages. Original coloured pictorial boards. Backstrip chipped, foxing to prelims and at end. Signature and date, Christmas 1883, on front free endpaper.

£28.00

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FENN, GEORGE MANVILLE: Glyn Severn's School-Days. With Eight Drawings by Charles Pears.

Item No. 19177

Item No. 19177

London: Chambers, 1904. First edition. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 412-pages with 30-page illustrated publisher's catalogue at end. Original pictorial bevelled blue cloth blocked in colours and gilt; spine dulled, corners rubbed but overall good and very clean internally. 

£12.00

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FORRESTER, C.S: Hornblower and the Atropos.

London: Joseph, 1953. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 302-pages, original cloth. Slight lean to spine, top of text block dusty otherwise good in dust jacket which has wear to the headbands, corners rubbed, short tear to upper joint; not price clipped. 

£14.00

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FRYER, JANE EAYRE: The Mary Frances Cook Book or Adventures among the Kitchen People. Full page illustrations by Margaret G. Hayes. Other illustrations by Jane Allen Boyer.

Item No. 18260

Item No. 18260

Item No. 18260

London: George G. Harrap, 1914. Coloured frontispiece, tinted illustrations throughout. 4to (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 175-pages. Original burgundy cloth blocked in gilt. Lower inner hinge cracked, but holding, last leaf and endpaper detached. Upper inner mrgin of frontispiece detached and creased. All the kitchen pots and utensils have human facial expressions- Auntie Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, etc. Having read and studied this work a studious girl will have learnt to cook 40 simple dishes.

This would appear to be part of a series as the spine is lettered "Vol.1" although this volume is complete in itself. "A book for all girls who love to help Mother". Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper: "To Joyce from Mother and Daddy".

£20.00

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GEE, H/ L: The Twins on Holiday. Pictured by Olive F. Openshaw. In the "Mary Mouse" series.

Item No. 17716

Leicester: Brockhampton Press, c. 1950's. Illustrations in red & black. Oblong 16mo (6 x 2 3/4), 62-pages, original coloured pictorial boards; very good.

£12.00

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GIBB, EILEEN: Sammy the Shunter Bumper Book.

Item No. 18516

Item No. 18516

London: Ian Allan, c. 1950. Coloured plates. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 64-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Edge & corner rubbed, generally good.

£12.00

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GRAYL, DRUID: Nonsense Numbers and Jocular Jingles for Funny Little Folk. Illustrated by Walter J. Morgan.

London: Greening & Co. 1899. First edition. Extra pictorial title, plate & illustrations. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 81-pages, text printed in red throughout. Original bevelled pictorial grey cloth blocked in black & red. Stitching cracked at inner gutters, soiling to two leaves, a few leaves proud, some staining to endpapers. 

£90.00

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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.

£15.00

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GUY, M. M: Joe Doughty. Illustrated with 8 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell.

Item No. 18609

Item No. 18609

London: A & C Black, 1918. First edition. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 280-pages. Original brown pictorial cloth blocked in colours. Lower inner joint cracked else very good, the binding excellent and still with the original sheen. Prize label on front free endpaper which is browned.

£36.00

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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.

£20.00

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HARRIS, JOEL CHANDLER: Uncle Remus, Mr Fox, Mr Rabbit and Mr Terrapin. With fifty illustrations by A. T. Elwes.

London: Routledge, 1896. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 248-pages plus publisher's advertisement at end. Original khaki pictorial cloth blocked in black. Headbands rubbed, endpapers tanned else very good. 

£28.00

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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.

£145.00

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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).

£14.00

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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.

£25.00

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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.

£15.00

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HAYDON, A.L. [Editor]: Empire Annual for Boys. Volume 16.

Item No. 17720

London: R.T.S. c. 1924. Coloured plates; the Perpetual Calendar coloured-in. 4to (10 x 7 1/4 inches), 255-pages. Original coloured pictorial cloth-backed boards. Split to last leaf without loss. Very good. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

£12.00

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HEATON, MRS. CHARLES; & PLETSCH, OSCAR: Happy Child Life in Pictures by Oscar Pletsch.

Item No. 18128.jpg

Item No. 18128

Item No. 18128

London: Routledge, 1875. Chromolitho. frontispiece, title-vignette & 19 chromolitho. plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 86-pages. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in black, gilt, and orange. Occasional light foxing, contemporary inscription and name stamp "Hester Colby McLaren" on front free endpaper. Small piece torn from one blank margin. A very nice copy, the binding very bright and attractive.

£125.00

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HELME, ELEANOR E: The Book of Birds and Beasties. With reproductions of the paintngs of Barbara Briggs.

Item No. 17028

London: Religious Tract Society, [ 1929 ]. First edition. 44 coloured plates mounted on heavy stock. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), 112-pages. Original green cloth, marking to lower cover else good. Presentation inscription to an 11 year old girl on passing her first elocution exam in 1930 on front free endpaper. Bottom of text block soiled. Very heavy, extra postage will be requested.

£36.00

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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.

£11.00

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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.

£50.00

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HENTY, G.A; ROOSEVELT, THEODORE; FENN, G. MANVILLE & others. Edited by Alfred H. Miles: Fifty-Two Stories of the Brave and True for Boys.

Item No. 19180

Item No. 19180

London: Hutchinson n.d. [ 1902 ]. First edition. Frontispiece. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 462-pages and advertisement leaf for "The Fifty-Two Library" series. Original bevelled pictorial cloth blocked in colours & gilt, all edges gilt, very good. Gift inscription dated 1906 on verso of front fly. 

£55.00

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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.

£20.00

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HOME, ANDREW: The Story of a School Conspiracy with Twelve Illustrations by A. Monro.

Item No. 19193

Item No. 19193

London: Chambers, n.d. ca. 1904. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 328-pages plus 32-pages of illustrated publisher's advertisements. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in gilt and colours. Contemporary gift inscription on half-title. Very good. 

£16.00

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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.

£18.00

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KINGSLEY, CHARLES: The Water Babies. Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith.

Item No. 18953

London: Hodder & Stoughton for Boots, c. 1929. Tipped-in coloured frontispiece and 11 tipped-in coloured plates with lettered guards. 4to (10 1/4 x 8 inches), 240-pages. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, the gilt very bright. In the dust jacket which has wear and some loss. Eges of the text block foxed and spotted, overall good. The dust jacket has a pictorial onlay, as issued. 

£48.00

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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.

£22.00

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KLEIN, C: The World of Flowers Painting Book.

Item No. 18214

London: Raphael Tuck, c. 1905. Four chromolitho. plates with facing uncoloured versions for colouring-in. Unused. Oblong 8vo (11 1/4 x 7 inches), original coloured pictorial boards; very good. Together with Klein's similar Postcard Painting Album, this however with many of the perforated postcards removed.

£20.00

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LEAR, EDWARD: The Book of Nonsense. Thirtieth edition with all the original pictures and verses. (With "More Nonsense")

London: Warne, 1895. 110 plates incorporating verse. The first 32 have been hand-coloured as have a few others randomly. Oblong folio (10 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches). Original brown cloth gilt, rubbed, paper clip marks on title. Together with "More Nonsense" 4th edition. Warne 1894. 104 full-page plates with verses. This also with some hand colouring; 2 plates detached and worn on margins. Oblong folio, uniform brown cloth; wear to spine and splits to upper joint. 

£35.00

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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.

£30.00

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LENSKI, LOIS: The Baby Car.

Item No. 12456

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.

£40.00

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LENSKI, LOIS: The Little Sailing Boat.

Item No. 12455

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.

£50.00

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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.

£24.00

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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.

£36.00

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LUND, HARALD H: Cirkus. Helsidestegninger af Erik Stockmarr, Vignetter af Eiler Kragh.

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Kobenhavn: C. A. Reitzels, 1936. First edition. 10 Wonderful full page coloured plates and 15 vignettes, some coloured. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches), 26-pages, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. A little corner rubbing but overall a truly lovely copy of this very rare work.

£200.00

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LUND, HARALD H: Toget Den Sjove Bog. Med tegninger af Arne Ungermann.

Item No. 17466

Item No. 17466

Kobenhavn: Reitzels [ 1936 ]. First edition. Coloured pictorial title, 10 delightful full-page plates and coloured tail piece by Ungerman, with b & w facing illustrations incorporating verse. Folio (12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), 24-pages. Original cloth backed coloured pictorial boards. Light rubbing to edges of boards, headband bumped. Short gift inscription at head of title dated Berlin, 1936. Overall very good. The last splendid plate depicts the locomotive passing over the then newly built Little Belt bridge.

£100.00

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LUND, HARALD H. & PETERSEN, R. STORM: Ping's Naturhistorie.

Item No. 17465

Item No. 17465

Item No. 17465

Item No. 17465

Kobenhavn: Wilhelm Hansen, 1934. First edition. 13 delightful full page coloured plates and 12 half-page coloured illustrations. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches), 26-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Childish crayon scribble to plain lower board, contemporary small name stamp on front pastedown, rubbing to headband, a little light rubbing to corners but overall an excellent copy of this rare and charming work.

£125.00

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MACDONALD, ALEXANDER: The Lost Explorers, a Story of the Trackless Desert. Illustrated by Arthur H. Buckland.

 

Item No. 19182

Item No. 19182

London: Blackie, 1907. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 380-pages. Original red pictorial cloth, the cover illustration by John Hassall. Split to headband (no loss), binding a little dusty & rubbed, overall good. 

£22.00

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MALAN, A.N: The Wallaby Man.

Item No. 19189

Item NO. 19189

London: Religious Tract Society, [ 1904 ]. First edition. Frontispiece. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches), 257-pages. Original pictorial brown cloth blocked in colours and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A little light foxing but overall very good. 

£25.00

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MARTIN, SARAH CATHERINE: Mother Hubard and her Dog.

Item No. 18897

Item No. 19987

No place, publisher, or date. c. 1840. Hand-coloured pictorial title and 11 hand-coloured illustrations with verse beneath. 8vo (6 1/4 x 4 inches), original pictorial light boards. Boards creased and dusty. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Advertisement on rear wrapper for "Juvenile Books at Sixpence Each, coloured". Very rare. No copy of this edition would appear to be cited by Copac. Anon.

£85.00

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MARTIN, WILLIAM: The Adventures of a Sailor Boy and Tales of the British Navy.

London: Gall & Inglis, c. 1890. Frontispiece. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), 244-pages, 2-pages of advertisements at end. Original pictorial cloth. Prize label on front free endpaper; good. In "The Castle Series". 

£12.00

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MATEAUX, C.L. & LAWSON, LIZZIE: Old Proverbs with New Pictures by Lizzie Lawson.

Item No. 18154

London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, c. 1880. Coloured plates & illustrations throughout. 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), 63-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Boards edge rubbed, stitching cracked in several places but holding; upper inner hinge cracked but board still held by the webbing. Inscribed Christmas 1881 on verso of front free endpaper. Overall very good.

£30.00

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MEADE, L. T: The Angel of Love. Pictures by T. Pym.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1900. First edition. Frontispiece, extra pictorial title, and illustrations in the text. 8vo (8 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), 207-pages. Original blue pictorial cloth blocked in gilt, black, & silver. Spine dulled, extremities rubbed. Overall very good.

£12.00

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

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.

£15.00

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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.

£30.00

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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.

£30.00

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MOLESWORTH, MRS. [MARY LOUISA]: Tell Me a Story.

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.

£25.00

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MONSELL, J.R: The Pink Knight. Engraved & Printed at the Racquet Court Press by Edmund Evans. Number 8 in "The Dumpy Books for Children" series.

Item No. 19178

London: Grant Richard, 1901. 24 coloured plates by the author. 12 mo (5 x 3 1/8 inches), 94-pages. Original decorated green cloth. Stitching slack, 2 plates detached, one with tiny corner chip. Binding a little rubed and marked but overall very sound. Contemporary gift inscription on half-title. 

£50.00

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MOORE, DOROTHEA: God's Bairn, a Story of the Fen Country. Illustrated by Paul Hardy.

Item No. 19183

London: Blackie, 1905. First edition. Plates. 8vo ( 8 x 5 1/4 inches), 240-pages plus Blackie's 32-page catalogue at end. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in colours, all edges gilt. Headbands bruised, slight lean, contemporary gift inscription on half-title. 

£12.00

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MOORE, DOROTHEA: Kinghts of the Red Cross.

Item No. 19178

Item No. 19185

London: Nelson, 1907. First edition. Coloued frontispiece & extra pictorial title, b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 197-pages. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in colours. Headbands bumped, string mark on fore-margin of upper cover, cracks at several inner gutters. 

£10.00

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MORPURGO, MICHAEL: Why the Whales Came. Inscribed.

Item No. 18288

Item No. 18288

London: Heinemann, 1985. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 139-pages. Original cloth; very good in like dust jacket. Inscribed on the title to Elisabeth Frink: "For Alex and Lis a second copy so you can read it twice, Love Michael", and further signed on the half-title.

£110.00

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MORPURGO, MICHAEL: Mr. Nobody's Eyes. Inscribed.

Item No. 18289

Item No. 18289

London: Heinemann, 1989. First edition. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 170-pages. Original cloth; very good in like dust jacket. Inscribed on the title to Elisabeth Frink: "For Lis and Alex with my love Michael" & further signed above his printed signature.

£48.00

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MORPURGO, MICHAEL: My Friend Walter. Inscribed.

Item No. 18286

Item No. 18286

London: Heinemann, 1988. First edition. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 156-pages. Original cloth; very good in like dust jacket. Inscribed on the title to Elisabeth Frink: "For Lis and Alex from Walter and me with our love, Michael" and further signed by the author on the half title.

£65.00

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MORRIS, ALICE TALWIN: The Troubles of Tatters and Other Stories. Illustrated by Alice B. Woodward.

London: Blackie [ 1898 ]. First edition. Large 8vo (9 1/4 x 7 inches), 155-pages. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in black & gilt. Foxing at front, binding rubbed and with wear to headbands. 3-inch tear into one leaf (without loss), paper to inner joints cracked but firm. 

£12.00

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MUNDAY, T. H. (publisher): Peter Prattle's Good Little Boy.

Item No. 18896

Item No. 18896

Item No. 18896

London: T. H. Munday, n.d. c. 1843. 6 hand-coloured illustrations with verse below. 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), original blue printed pictorial wrappers. Re-spined with grained skiver in 1891 when this, together with 20 other children's books of c. 1840's were bound together in one volume. Piece torn from lower blank fore-corner of upper wrapper. Gift inscription dated 1843 on verso of upper wrapper. Very rare - no copy cited by Copac. 

£185.00

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NEWNES, GEORGE (Publisher): All About Animals, for Old & Young, Popular, Interesting, Amusing.

London: Newnes, [1897?]. 100's of full-page photographs with text below. Oblong folio (14 x 10 1/4 inches), original bevelled pictorial cloth blocked in colours & gilt. Top edge gilt. First few pages creased; lean. Overall good.

Weight 1.750 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 

£20.00

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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.

£12.00

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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.

£12.00

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PARKER, JOHN WILLIAM (Publisher): The Saturday Magazine, Numbers 165 to 220, Jan.31st to Dec. 5th 1835.

Item No. 19046

London: John William Parker, 1835. Large woodcut illustration on front cover of every issue and woodcut illustrations in the text. 8vo (11 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), pages: 33-232, contemporary half calf, rubbed. A couple of the illustrations coloured in, a few sellotape repairs. 

£12.00

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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.

£10.00

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PAINE, ALBERT BIGELOW: The Hollow Tree. Illustrated by J. M. Conde.

London: Constable, 1900. First edition. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations. 4to (9 3/8 x 7 1/4 inches), 128-pages. Original cloth backed coloured pictorial boards. Boards dust marked, small nick in backstrip. 3 1/2 inch tear into one illustration without loss, a little foxing to prelims. Contemporary gift inscription on half title. 

£35.00

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PAINE, ALBERT BIGELOW: In the Deep Woods. Illustrated by J. M. Conde.

London: Heinemann, 1900. First edition. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations. 4to (11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches), 131-pages. Original pictorial cloth blocked in black & red. Spine dulled, boards dusty, piece torn from corner of front free endpaper. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing to the tissue guard of the frontispiece which itself is lightly foxed. 

£40.00

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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.

£45.00

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PHILLIPPS-WOLLEY, CLIVE: Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! A Story of Adventure in British Columbia.

Item No. 18818

London: Blackie n.d. c.1900. Coloured frontispiece, black & white plates. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 288-pages plus Blackie's catalogue. Original blue cloth pictorially blocked in cream, orange and black. Free endpapers removed, upper inner joint cracked but firm on webbing.

£15.00

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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.

£15.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Rolly-Poly Pudding

Item No. 18091

London: Frederick Warne, n.d.. An early edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches),70-pages. Original bevelled red cloth with applied coloured illustration to upper cover as issued. Backstrip faded, some fading to upper cover. Headbands rubbed, internally very good.

£22.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

Item No. 18090

London: Frederick Warne, c. 1930's. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches),112-pages. Original cream boards lettered in red with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued. Split to paper of lower outer joint, a litte wear to headbands otherwise very good and clean internally.

£20.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Mr Tod.

Item No. 18089

Item No. 18089

London: Frederick Warne, 1912. First edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches), 94-pages. Original tan boards lettered in brown with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued. Lacking backstrip, frontispiece detached, puncture in blank margin of frontispiece, occasional very light foxing, several inner gutters cracked exposing webbing but firm.

£80.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Pigling Bland.

Item No. 18083

Item No. 18083

London: Frederick Warne, 1913. First edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 94-pages. Original green boards with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued. Half-inch loss at headband, some chipping to base, upper inner joint split, half-title and frontispiece detached, stitching slack, overall good internally.

£90.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

Item No. 18086

Item No. 18086

Item No. 18086

London: Frederick Warne, 1911. First edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 3/4 x 4 3/8 inches), 85-pages. Original dark green boards lettered in white with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued.

Headbands pulled, tiny patch of paper surface loss due at one time to adhesion to facing page not affecting text or image, short lower fore-corner of one leaf cut away without loss, crack at one inner gutter exposing webbing but very firm. Overall a very good copy.

£225.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.

Item No. 18081

Item No. 18081

Item No. 18081

London: Frederick Warne [1917]. First edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches), 53-pages. Original pale green boards blocked in red with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued.

Headband chipped, some fading to backstrip. Half-title, frontispiece, and title detached but undamaged. Birthday inscription to an 8 year old child dated March 1917 on front free endpaper. The boards very good and internally very clean.

£240.00

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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

Item No. 17283

Item No. 17283

Item No. 17283

Item No. 17283

London: Frederick Warne, 1904. First edition. Coloured frontispiece and 26 coloured plates. 12mo, 85-pages, original red boards with applied coloured illustration as issued. Boards detached, lacks backstrip, some fading and spotting to boards. Large piece torn from 2 plates (pages 81 & 84), 2 leaves detached. Apart from the damage to the 2 leaves contents very good; ideal copy for cannibalization or restoration. Tiny contemporary gift inscription on half title.

£50.00

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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.

£15.00

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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.

£200.00

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RANSOME, ARTHUR: Picts and Martyrs: or Not Welcome at all.

Item No. 18325

Item No. 18325

London: Cape, 1943. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth, lean at spine otherwise good. In the very rubbed dust jacket which has loss at headband and at base of the backstrip with internal sellotape repair.

£12.00

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RANSOME, ARTHUR: Picts and Martyrs: or Not Welcome at all.

London: Cape, 1943. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth, tiny mark on upper joint else good. In the edge chipped dust jacket which has loss at headband & browning. 

£14.00

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RHODES, KATHLYN: Schoolgirl Honour.

Item No. 18610

London: James Nisbet, 1912. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 296-pages plus publisher's ads. Original decorative cloth blocked in colours. Some browning & dust marking within, lower inner joint cracked. The binding with some marking, stain to corner of frontispiece but generally good.

£15.00

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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.

£10.00

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SCHOFIELD, LILY: Tom Catapus 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.

£25.00

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SCOTT, WILLIAM: A New Compendium of Geography .... an Account of the Countries of the Earth .... Intended chiefly for the Use of Schools. The Fifth Edition, Improved.

Item No. 17414

Item No. 17414\

Edinburgh: for Peter Hill, 1812. Folding map of the World as frontispiece and 5 further folding maps. 12mo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: viii:272, contemporary full sheep with lettering piece. Rubbed, upper joint split but held on cords. Marginal crease to title else internally very good.

£60.00

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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.

£15.00

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SHARP, EVELYN: The Other Boy.

Item No. 19191

Item No. 19191

London: Macmillan, 1902. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches), 230-pages plus 14-pages of illustrated publisher's advertisements. Original pictorial green cloth blocked in black & yellow; spine dulled otherwise good. 

£25.00

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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.

£22.00

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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.

£20.00

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

Item No. 2993

London: Blackie, n.d. [ca. 1911]. 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.

£45.00

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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.

£75.00

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SQUIRES, ELSIE CHRISTIAN & DUNBAR [nee Squires] MILDRED CHRISTIAN. The two sisters being the daughters of the Rev. Henry Charles Squires (1846-1910): Elsie (1883-1946) wrote short stories & serials for magazines and 3 novels as ECS, EC, E. Christian & Marjorie Douglas inc. "Radiance" published by Oliphants. Mildred wrote stories and verse for children whilst in the Sudan at Atbara or London.

Item No. 18183

Item No. 18183

Item No. 18183

Item No. 18183

Of Mildred (1891-1963) we have16 typescripts with titles like: "By the Blue Nile by a Resident in the Sudan", some with notes as to publication, etc.

Of Elsie we have 19 typescript short stories and an exercise book of poetry. Together with 8 magazines to which she submitted her work and who presumably published her; most of the published short stories in these magazines being anonymous; they are: "Sunday", "The Child's Companion" (4), & "The Christian". All early 20th Century.

Also the "Vicarage Weekly", a juvenile manuscript magazine, a number of issue, 52-pages in all. Illustrated with original drawings. 4to, c. 1901. Wrappers detached, loose & worn. With note at front, "If this magazine is soiled or torn the Culprit is fined a half penny - Ed". The address of the Editor is given as "front stairs, second room left hand side", obviously the child's bedroom !

£90.00

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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.

£21.00

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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.

£15.00

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STRANG, HERBERT: With Drake on the Spanish Main. Illustrated in colour by Archibald Webb.

Item No. 19190

Item No. 19190

London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 367-pages plus 8-page publisher's list at end. Original pictorial green cloth blocked in colours and gilt. Headbands bruised, extremities a little rubbed, spine gilt dulled, endpapers tanned. 

£25.00

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STRANG, HERBERT: Samba, A Story of the Rubber Slaves of the Congo. Illustrated by William Rainey.

Item No. 19179

Item No. 19179

London: Hodder & Stoughton, [ 1906 ]. First edition. Frontispiece and 7 plates. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches), 342-pages with publisher's catalogue at end. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; very good. 

£55.00

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SUNSHINE PRESS (Publishers): Great Stories for Boys. Rousing Tales of Thrilling Adventure.

Item No. 18615

London: Sunshine Press, c. 1937. 6 coloured plates, illustrations. 4to (11 x 8 1/4 inches), unpaginated (1 1/4 inches thick), original coloured pictorial boards; excellent in good dust jacket which has loss at headband; foxing within. "This Book belong to" filled-in and dated Christmas 1937.

£15.00

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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.

£20.00

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SWAN, GERALD G. (Publisher): Boys Fun Annual.

London: Gerald G. Swan, c. 1950's. Coloured frontispiece,Coloured strip cartoons, b&w illustrations in the text. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches), 124-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards; headband pulled, joints rubbed else good. Price clipped front free endpaper. £15.00

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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. Upper cover detached, frontispiece detached, inner joints cracked, lacking front & rear free endpapers, some browning and soiling.

£15.00

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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.

£20.00

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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.

£35.00

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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".

£125.00

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

London: Longmans Green, 1896. First edition. Oblong folio (11 x 8 5/8 inches), 62-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Rubbed, piece chipped out of lower margin of the upper board affectin the imprint, some paper stripped from lower board, lacks front free endpaper, some marginal tears, two inner joints reinforced 

£55.00

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UPTON, FLORENCE & BERTHA: The Golliwogg's Christmas.

London: Longmans Green, 1901. First edition. Oblong folio (11 x 8 5/8 inches), 62-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Lacks front free endpaper The first 18-pages and facing plates are torn and ragged, but pages 19-62 are undamaged apart from page 36 text ink scribbled and slightly on opposite plate, 3-inch tear into plate opposite page 57, tear (1 inch) into lower margin & 1/2 inch torn from blank fore-margin of page 55. Some small loss of surface to page 30. 6-inch tear into plate oppositepage 47. Apart from one 22 of the colour plates are good. Perhaps an ideal candidate for cannibalization as the binding although rubbed is very sound. The last and rarest of the Golliwogg series. 

£90.00

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UPTON, FLORENCE & BERTHA: The Golliwogg's Polar Adventures.

London: Longmans Green, 1900. First edition. Oblong folio (11 x 8 5/8 inches), 52-pages. Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Rubbed. A few marginal tears. 1 margin reinforced. Plates opposite pages, 2, 4, 6, 11 & 13 scribbled on in ink by idiot child, likewise text pages 9, 11, 13 & 15, 5-inch tear into plate 0pposite page 13. Lacks rear endpaper, upper inner joint reinforced. Perhaps an ideal candidate for cannibalization as the binding although rubbed is very sound. 

£35.00

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VALENTINE (Publisher): The Lucky White Rabbit.

Item No. 17714

Dundee, London: Valentine & Sons, n.d. c. 1930's. A shaped book in the form of a rabbit, 5-inches wide. 20-pages. Illustrated in red & black. Coloured illustrated boards, wire stitched. Rubbed, ears creased, staples rusted.

£12.00

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VERNE, JULES ( Translated by W. H. G. Kingston ): The Child of the Cavern; or Strange Doings Underground. Author's Illustrated Edition.

Item No. 17173

London: Sampson, Low, 1891. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4), 174-pages. Contemporary full tree calf, decorative gilt border to sides, the upper cover gilt blocked "The Grange School, Eastbourne". Spine gilt in compartments and with green lettering piece, all edges marbled. Foxing to prelims. Overall attractive and well bound. "Holiday Task Prize" inscription on verso of front free endpaper.

£60.00

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VERNE, JULES: A Winter Amid the Ice, And other Stories. Author's Illustrated Edition.

Item No. 19095

London: Sampson Low, 1890. Illustrations. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 inches) 192-pages. Original red pictorial cloth blocked in blue and black. Some bubbling of the cloth, damage to one blank fore-margin. Endpapers tanned, stitching pulled a little in places but overall sound. 

£25.00

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W, M.C.E: “All about All of Us.” Some higgledy piggledy memories of a happy childhood, written for children, from a child's point of view. By M.C.E.W. With four illustrations by H.M. Brock.

London: Dent [ 1901 ]. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 89-pages. Original grey pictorial cloth. Spine dulled, some slight 'bubbling' of cloth on upper cover, endpapers tanned. 

£21.00

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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.

£25.00

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WARD, STANHOPE EDGAR: Fairy Tales.

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.

£20.00

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WARNE, FREDERICK (Publisher): Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books: Pussy's London Life.

Item No. 19138

London: Warne, c. 1869. 6 chromolitho plates with facing leaf of text in verse. 4to (11 x 9 inches), original coloured printed wrappers. Stitching broken, loose, edge chipped. Dust-marked & soiled. Gift inscription dated 1869 on verso of one plate. 

£10.00

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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.

£225.00

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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 dustwrapper. A remarkably good copy, the binding fresh and bright.

The dustwrapper 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 dustwrapper.

£90.00

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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.

£55.00

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WESTERMAN, JOHN F.C: The Invisible Plane. Illustrated by Terence Cuneo.

Item No. 18627

Oxford University Press, c. 1938. Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 inches), 256-pages. Original blue cloth pictorially blocked in blind. Prize inscription dated 1939 on front free endpaper. A very clean copy.

£15.00

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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.

£10.00

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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.

£25.00

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YOUNG, EGERTON R: Winter Adventures of Three Boys in the Great Lone Land.

Item No. 18822

London: Charles H. Kelly, 1898. First edition. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 377-pages. Original red pictorial bevelled cloth blocked in gilt, black and white. Binding faded, endpapers dusty, 1 plate detached and a trifle worn on fore-margin.

£14.00

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Item No. 19177