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Waugh Ida - Holly Berries

4to. Nd. but there is an ownership inscription dated 1886 and a previous owner has written "[1885]" in pencil as the date of the book. The book bears the bookplate of Eric Quayle (who wrote "The Collectors' Book of Children's Books"). A good copy with some browning/foxing affecting mainly the first and last few pages. The boards are worn at the edges. 48 pages with charming colour illustrations by the author on each page.
Published : Griffith and Farran, London, First Edition

Webb Anne - A Trip to the Circus

Illustrated by Ben and Stephanie Manchipp.
Hardback. A good copy in illustrated laminated boards. No inscriptions. Illustrated end-papers on which one of the small illustrations shows some scraping. Profusely illustrated in colour on each page. Unpaginated.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1973, First Edition

Wells H. G. - Th Adventures of Tommy

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original yellow boards with brown cloth spine. In a poor dustwrapper lacking two substantial pieces from the front panel (although the title lettering is almost complete). The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. No ownership inscirption. 45 pages. Colour illustrations throughour by the author. This is an amusing children's story written for a friend's little daughter when the author was ill.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1929, First Edition

Westerman John F.C. - The Northways' Quest

Illustrated by W. Edward Wigfull.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's cream cloth with title in maroon on front board and on spine and maroon illustration on front board. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. Tiny split at top of spine and tear in cloth beneath author's name. 249 pages plus 4 page catalogue of Wonder Books. Frontispiece. Poor dustwrapper which has a piece missing from top of spine and a number of other chips, staining and rubbing. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., London 1939, First Edition

White Colin - The World of the Nursery

4to. A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with a half inch tear at the foot of the spine. 224pp. Many illustrations including colour. The nursery and the objects and images made for it between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.
Published : The Herbert Press, London 1984, First Edition

Whitehorn Alan Leslie - Wonder Tales of Old Japan

Illustrated by Shozan Obata.
Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Laid on colour plate on upper board. Stain near foot of upper and lower boards with some fading. In a poor dustwrapper missing about half of spine and a largeish piece from the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. Top edge gilt Internally very good. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xi,174. 12 full-page colour illustrations.
Published : T. C. & E. C. Jack, London & Edinburgh 1911, First Edition

Wiggin Kate Douglas - The Birds' Christmas Carol

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's decorated front board with title in black on spine and upper board. Gift inscription signed by author dated May 1897 and thank you letter from author which is pasted to front fixed end-paper. Bookplate of Lord Guthrie on rear end-paper. Black and white illustrations. 66 pages + publisher's 20 page catalogue (and flier for the author's "Marm Lisa" loosely inserted). Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Gay & Bird, London 1894, First Edition Thus

Wiggin Kate Douglas - The Diary of a Goose Girl

Illustrated by Claude A Shepperson.
Hardback. A very good copy in light brown boards with decorated spine and upper board. Gift inscription. Pp.xi,117. Many line illustrations.
Published : Gay and Bird, London 1902, Third Edition

Willans Geoffrey & Searle Ronald - Back in the Jug Agane

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus price-clipped dustwrapper which shows fairly minor edge wear and tear. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 100 pages. Black and white illustrations throughout by Ronald Searle. This is the fourth and final "Molesworth" book.
Published : Max Parrish, London 1959, First Edition

Williams Samuel - The Boy's Treasury of Sports, Pastimes and Recreations

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's original red cloth with title and illustration in gilt on spine. Re-backed with original spine laid down. New end-papers. No inscriptions. Vignettes and text illustrations throughout. 464 pages. A fascinating insight into the pleasures of boys in early Victorian England.
Published : D.Bogue, London 1847, New Edition

Williams Ursula Moray - The Good Little Christmas Tree

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A good copy with illustrated boards. Illustrated endpapers. Colour and black and white illustrations by the author. Unpaginated. Full page gift inscription with many names. Boards rubbed along edges. Internally very good. The first reprint of a charming Christmas story for children.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1944,

Williams-Ellis Amabel (Retold by) - Grimm's Fairy Tales

Illustrated by Fritz Wegner.
Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations and 8 full page colour illustrations including frontispiece. 344 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie, London 1959, First Edition Thus

Winslow Rev. Forbes E. - The Children's Fairy History of England

Illustrated by Ernest Marillier.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Front board illustrated. A little rubbing to spine ends. A few red splash marks at top of rear board. Profusely illustrated as listed. Some light edge foxing but a clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxviii, 307 with 3 pages of Works by the same author at rear. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : David Stott, London 1889, First Edition

Wood Lawson - Gran'pop's Book of Fun

Nd. 1940s. Large 4to. Paperback. A very good copy with one small edge tear. Unpaginated but about 30pp. Full-page colour illustration on every second page mostly of monkeys but also including other animals.
Published : Birn Brothers, London, First Edition

Wood Lorna - Ameliaranne Goes Digging

Illustrated by Susan B. Pearse.
Hardback. A very good copy. Blue cloth spine lettered in black. Pictorial upper cover. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at foot of spine and with a two inch closed tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription and not foxed. Unpaginated. Colour illustration on each right-hand page with smaller black and white illustrations on each left-hand page. Colour illustrated end-papers. Photograph available on request.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1948, First Edition

Wynne May - Jean Plays Her Part

Nd. c. 1920? A good copy in original red cloth lettered in gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Front hinges cracked. 250pp. Colour frontis and 4 other plates. A schoolgirl story.
Published : The R.T.S. Office, London, First Edition

Wyss Johann R. - The Swiss Family Robinson

Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few small edge tears. Edge foxing but clean internally. 288 pages. 8 full-page colour plates by Mervyn Peake + black and white illustrations by him.
Published : Heirloom Library, London, First Edition Thus

Yonge Charlotte M - The History of Sir Thomas Thumb

Illustrated by Jane Blackburn.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's orange coloured boards with title in gillt on front board and on spine which is faded and rubbed at ends. Gilt vignette on front board showing Sir Thomas Thumb riding on a mouse. A.e.g.. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. 4 full page tissue guarded black and white illustrations including frontispiece + black and white illustrations in text .Pps. vii,142. Foxing scattered throughout. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Thomas Constable & Co, Edinburgh 1855, First Edition Thus