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

Item No. 11615

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

£40.00

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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: 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 Ugly Princess.

Item No. 18102

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 31-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original green boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Title detached.

£15.00

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ANON: The Doll in Dimity.

Item No. 18092

London: Humphrey Milford [1911]. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches), 63-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original pink boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound & contained in the original matching slipcase. Splits to backstrip, some rubbing but overall very good.

£50.00

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ANON: The Golden Door.

Item No. 18101

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1911. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 31-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original purple boards now partly faded to brown, with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Foxing to recto of frontispiece, chip in headband. Backstrip faded else very good.

£36.00

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ANON: The Little Old Woman of X.

Item No. 18103

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition.Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 31-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original brown boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Title partly detached, lacks frontispiece.

£15.00

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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 Old Grey Witch and the Twelve Little Geese.

Item No. 18095

London: Humphrey Milford [1923]. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches), 63-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original blue boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound & contained in the original matching slipcase. Frontispiece partly detached and edge creased.

£75.00

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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: Birds, Beasts, and Fishes [in Verse].

Item No. 18109

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition. Coloured frontispiece.12mo (3 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches), 47-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original green boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, upper inner hinge split between frrontispiece and titlem stitching slack else good.

£12.00

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ANON: Brownies Ball.

Item No. 18094

London: Humphrey Milford [1911]. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches), 64-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original grey boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound & contained in the original matching slipcase. Backstrip browned. Slipcase browned and split along two edges.

£36.00

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ANON: Hazel and Willow.

Item No. 18096

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 32-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original brown boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Frontispiece and title detached.

£36.00

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ANON: Hide-Away-House.

Item No. 18100

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1920. First (& only?) edition. Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 32-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original red boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. . Backstrip faded else very good.

£45.00

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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: Puss in the Palace.

Item No. 18098

Item No. 18098

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1919. First (& only?) edition.Coloured frontispiece. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 31-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original orange patterned boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Title vignette neatly coloured, some colouring to lower blank margin of last leaf. Foxing to recto of frontispiece.

£45.00

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ANON: Scrappety Hop and Pearly Top.

Item No. 18097

London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, c. 1923. First (& only?) edition. Miniature book. 24mo (2 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches), 31-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original blue boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound. Lacks frontispiece, title partly detached.

£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: Spick and Span

Item No. 18104

London: Humphrey Milford, c. 1911. First (& only?) edition.Miniature book. Coloured frontispiece. 24mo (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches), 64-pages. Decorated endpapers. Original brown boards with applied coloured illustration as issued, cord-bound and in the matching slipcase; very good in good slipcase.

£60.00

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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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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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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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BELLOC, HILAIRE; B.T.B [Lord Ian B.G.T. Blackwood; & Nicholas Bentley: New Cautionary Tales. Together with a Moral Alphabet.

Item No. 18124

London: Duckworth, 1934.. First collected edition. Illustrations throughout. Small 4to, (8 5/8 x 6 7/8 inches) pages: 79 :63, original illustrated boards. Foxing to prelims. and occasionally elsewhere, foxing to edge of text block, one corner bumped otherwise boards very clean indeed. Attractive engraved bookplate.

£14.00

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

Item No. 11392

Item No. 11392b

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

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

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

£440.00

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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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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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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: Jennings follows a Clue.

Item No. 17727

Item No. 17727

London: Collins, 1953. "First Printed in this Edition". Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 255-pages, original red cloth 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.

£15.00

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BUCKERIDGE, ANTHONY: Our Friend Jennings.

Item No. 17730

Item No. 17730

London: Collins, 1957. Reprint. Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 256-pages, original plum cloth, very good in very good dust jacket which is very slightly edge rubbed. Some tanning to endpapers. The jacket is not clipped.

£30.00

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BUCKERIDGE, ANTHONY: Take Jennings, for Instance. Illustrated by Mays.

Item No. 17729

Item No. 17729

London: Collins, 1958. First edition. Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (8 x 51/4 inches), 256-pages, original plum cloth in dust jacket which is very good apart from slight edge rubbing. The jacket is not price clipped.

£40.00

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

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

£15.00

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

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

£40.00

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DOBBS, G.C: Making a Transistor Radio. A Ladybird 'How to make it" book. With illustrations by B. H. Robinson.

Item No. 18843

Loughborough: Ladybird Books, 1972. First edition. Coloured illustrations. 8vo (7 x 4 3/2), 50-pages. Original coloured pictorial boards. Headbands bumped, small pale mark on upper margin of upper cover; overall very good indeed. Series 724.

£15.00

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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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DUNSTONE, MAX: "People at Work" - The Customs Officer. A Ladybird Book (Series 606B).

Item No. 18813

Loughborough: Wills & Hepworth, 1972. First edition. Coloured illustrations. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), 50-pages,original coloured pictorial boards

£10.00

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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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FABER, G.W: The unexpected alterations : comical altering play - Die Unerwarteten Veränderungen : Komisches Verwandlungsspiel - Les changements inattendus : jeu comique de métamorphoses.

Item No. 18784

Item No. 18784

Item No. 18784

Item No. 18784

Item No. 18784

[Nuremberg?]: G.W. Faber, ca. 1845? Metamorphic puzzle game consisting of four pairs of costumed figures (hand-coloured lithographs, mounted on wood). Each individual figure is dissected into four triangular wooden pieces, in the original wooden box (24 x 24 x 3 cm) with hand coloured decorative lid. One piece with corner chip and corner rub else all in excellent condition. Very rare.

The example held by Yale ( Catalogue No. 13715383) has five pairs of figures, therefore, we assume that ours lacks one pair of figures although our box measures 3 cm in depth compared with 4 cm at Yale. Interestingly apart from the pair of the startled girl and the chimney sweep, the other figures would appear to be different to those at Yale.

£900.00

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

Item No. 15763

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

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

£32.00

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

Item No. 16282

Item No. 16282

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

£30.00

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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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HALF HOUR LIBRARY FOR YOUNG READERS SERIES: Half Hours in Air and Sky, Marvels of the Universe.

Item No. 17448

London: James Nisbet, 1896. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 372-pages. Contemporary full crimson prize calf, gilt rules to sides enclosing gilt school arms. Spine gilt in compartments with lettering piece. All edges marbled. Spine gilt a trifle dulled, overall good.

£24.00

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

Item No. 7458

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

£35.00

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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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IRVING, WASHINGTON: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Item No. 18659

Item No. 18659

Item No. 18659

London: Harrap, 1928. Coloured frontispiece and 7 coloured plates. Illustrations in the text. Illustrated endpapers. 4to (10 x 7 3/4 inches), 103-pages. The publisher's deluxe issue in the binding of full brown calf pictorially blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Front fly (or half-title) removed, approx. 1sq.inch loss of surface to front pastedown (not affecting image) where idiot auctioneer's lot number label removed else a very nice copy.

£200.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E: Biggles Buries a Hatchet. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.

Item No. 17826

Item No. 17826

Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1958. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) original blue patterned cloth. Very good indeed in a good dust jacket; rubbing to extremities, foxing to endpapers and edge of text block. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£48.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E: Biggles Flies North. Illustrated by Jack Nicolle.

Item No. 17830

Item No. 17830

Oxford University Press, 1952. Reprint. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), original green grained cloth, some foxing to edge of text block, one corner bumped, some foxing, else very good in dust jacket which has tears at head and base of backstrip (no apparent loss), loss at one fore-corner. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£12.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E: Biggles in the South Seas. Illustrated by Norman Howard.

Item No. 17831

Item No. 17831

Oxford University Press, 1952. Reprint. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), original green grained cloth, some light spoting to binding, some foxing to edge of text block, some foxing, else very good in dust jacket which has loss at head and tail of backstrip and loss to one corner, the jacket foxed within. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£12.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E: Biggles makes ends meet. Illustrated by Stead.

Item No. 17816

Item No. 17816

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1957. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) original red grained cloth blocked in black. Some light foxing, foxing to the edge of the text block. Very good indeed in a very good dust jacket which has some edge rubbing, headbands rubbed with some loss at base. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£20.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E: Biggles on the Home Front. Illustrated by Stead.

Item No. 17814

Item No. 17814

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1957. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) original red grained cloth blocked in black. Some light foxing, foxing to the edge of the text block. Very good indeed in a very good dust jacket which has some edge wear and to corner tips, very slight loss at headbands. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£70.00

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JOHNS, CAPTAIN W. E: Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.

Item No. 17827

Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1958. First edition. Coloured plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) original green/red patterned cloth. Very good indeed, no dust jacket, some light foxing; binding very good. Jacket not price clipped, no inscriptions.

£10.00

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

Item No. 16629

Item No. 16629

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

£15.00

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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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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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KIPLING, RUDYARD: 'Captains Courageous' a Story of the Grand Banks. With illustrations by I.W. Taber.

Item No. 18824

London: Macmillan, 1897. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 245-pages. Original pictorial blue cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Some rubbing to headbands and corners, spine gilt dulled, spine canted otherwise good.

£25.00

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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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LANDELLS, E: The Boy's Own Toy Maker. A Practical Illustrated Guide to the Useful Employment of Leisure Hours.

Item NO. 18714

Item No. 18714

Item No. 18714

Item No. 18714

Item No. 18714

London: Griffith & Farran, 1859. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and upwards of 150 illustrations in the text. 12mo (6 1/4 x 5 inches), 153-pages and with 32-page publisher's catalogue at end, of "Original Juvenile Library" publications. Original blindstamped cloth gilt. Boards detached, lacks backstrip, stitching slack. Scribbled doodles on endpapers. A few of the illustrations "re-drawn" by a child in pencil, one hand coloured (quite well!).

Comic Paper Mask, the Thaumatrope, Boats, Archery, Angling, Boomerang, Golfing, the Japan Square Puzzle, etc. etc.

£20.00

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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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MARRYAT, CAPT. [FREDERICK]: The Children of the New Forest.

Item No. 18053

Item No. 18053

London: H. Hurst [1847]. First edition. Frontispiece to volume 1, lacking in volume 2, & 6 engraved plates. Titles in red & green. 8vo (6 3/3 x 4 1/4 inches), pages 288 & 298, contemporary half green calf, spines gilt with crimson lettering piece; some marking to bindings, some light damp-marking, rubbing to board edges, but sound. Later inscription on front flys.Half-title in volume 2 as called for. Old repair to inner margin of 2 leaves, one plate detached and worn on margins. Bound without the frontispiece of volume two but very rare. The Children of the New Forest is one of the first historical novels for children.

£160.00

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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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MILNE A. A: Winnie-the-Pooh. With Decorations by E. H. Shepard. An Exceptional 1st in dust jacket.

Item No. 18803

Item No. 18803

Item No. 18803

Item No. 18803

London: Methuen, 1926. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. In the correct first issue dust jacket.

A remarkably good copy, the binding clean, fresh & bright with sharp corners and straight spine. In the exceedingly good jacket which has two small brown spots to the rear panel and some slight dustmarking, however no browning at the backstrip (as often). The jacket with some creasing at the headband and with 1/4 inch tear at head of lower upper joint, upper corner tips just slightly rubbed through, some curling to upper margin. Band of light tanning to endpapers but overall remarkably clean both internally and externally; it would be difficlut to find a nicer copy. Charming contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf: "For my nice little thing from Rabbit, Xmas 1926".

£3000.00

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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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MORPURGO, MICHAEL: Why the Whales Came. Inscribed.

Item No. 18287

Item No. 18287

London: Heinemann, 1985. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 139-pages. Original cloth; tiny nick at base of title else good in like dust jacket. Inscribed on the title to Elisabeth Frink: "For Lis and Alex with love Michael" and further signed by the author on the half title.

£100.00

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

Item No. 1433

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

Item No. 15433

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

Item No. 15433

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

Inscribed Edith Nesbit's are exceedingly rare.

£1500.00

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

Item No. 14011

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

£20.00

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

Item No. 5915

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

£20.00

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

Item No. 16215

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

£30.00

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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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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 Story of Miss Moppet.

Item No. 18084

London: Frederick Warne, c.1920. An early edition. Coloured pictorial endpapers, coloured frontispiece and coloured plates. 12mo (5 x 4 1/4 inches), 53-pages. Original grey boards with coloured illustration applied to upper cover as issued. A little cracking of the paper of upper outer joint, front free endpaper detached and a little spotted but overall very good.

£35.00

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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: Gedeon en Afrique.

Item No. 15981

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

£45.00

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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: Pigeon Post.

Item No. 16592

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

£10.00

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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: A Pansy Wreath.

Item No. 2000

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

£22.00

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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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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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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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STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS: A Child's Garden of Verses. Illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair.

Item No. 18730

Item No. 18730

London: Harrap, 1931. First edition thus. Coloured frontispiece and 11 colored plates. Oblong folio (9 x 11 inches), 71-pages. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards, a little paper adhered to upp cloth return, half-inch tear into blank margin of frontispiece; overall a very good copy.

£45.00

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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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SEUSS, DR: Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.

Item No. 16608

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

£15.00

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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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STOCKTON, FRANK R: The Great Stone of Sardis, a Novel.

Item No. 18821

London: Harper, 1898. First edition. Frontispiece & plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 341-pages. Original brown cloth; extremities rubbed, a few pages roughly opened otherwise sound.

£10.00

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

Item No. 5061

Item No. 5061b

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

£15.00

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

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

£28.00

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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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TROUBETZKOY, PRINCESS MARIE: Katoufs. Illustrated by H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Marie Gueorguievna.

Item No. 17971

Item No. 17971

London: Williams & Norgate [1925 ]. First edition. Coloured pictorial title and coloured illustrations throughout. 4to (10 x 7 1/4 inches), 27-pages, original coloured pictorial cloth-backed boards. Small snag in backstrip, some relatively minor soiling to the boards; overall very good. Contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown. Extraordinary illustrations. Very scarce.

£140.00

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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 K. & BERTHA: The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls.

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

£30.00

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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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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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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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