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- The Merry Ballads of the Olden Time Illustrated in Pictures & Rhyme

Nd. c. 1890? A fair to good copy in dark green cloth decorated in black and gilt. May have been glued at front hinges. Rear hinges tender. Ownership inscription. Unpaginated. Coloured or tinted illustrations on every page.
Published : F. Warne & Co., London,
£30.00

- The Old Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Jack Orr.
Hardback. 4to. Nd. c. 1920? A good copy in decorated paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Wear to board edges and browning to spine. Unpaginated. A book of 16 thick card pages with a nursery rhyme and attractive colour illustration on each intended for younger children.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons,
£22.00

- The Real Mother Goose

Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.
Nd. but previous owner's inscription is dated 1932. 4to. A good copy. Unpaginated but c.100pp. Popular nursery rhymes with colour illustrations on each page.
Published : J. Coker & Co, London,
£20.00

- The Roundabout Story Book

Illustrated by Frank Adams Etc..
Hardback. 4to. Nd. but prize label on front end-paper is dated 1931. A good plus copy with illustration on front board. Corners rubbed. Full page colour illustrations by various illustrators including Frank Adams, Ernest Stark,Harry Woolley etc. Unpaginated. A nice clean copy.
Published : Blackie & Son Ltd., London, First Edition
£40.00

- The Tales the Letters Tell Book Two

Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's buff coloured boards with illustration and title in black. Black and white illustrated endpapers. 4 colour and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 146 pages. A nice tight clean copy.
Published : The Grant Educational Co., Ltd., London 1945, First Edition
£15.00

- The Wonder Book of the Navy

n.d.. inscription dated 1928. A very good bright copy which has minor bumpng at corners.Dustwrapper which is protected has two 1" pieces missing from each of the front and back boards and also a 2" piece missing from the spine.
Published : Ward Lock, London,
£8.00

- The Wonderland Picture Book

Hardback. Nd. 1930's? A very good copy which still has most of the original glacine wrapper. One end a little bumped. 72 pages. Colour frontispiece, two full-page colour plates and many other illustrations. First story is "The Wonder Wood". A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Ward Lock, London,
£14.00

- Windy Miller Camberwick Green Pop-Up Book

Hardback. Near very good. Gift inscription. A little bumping at corners of spine. Three pop-ups.
Published : Dean & Son, London 1970, First Edition
£10.00

Godden, Rumer - The Tale of the Tales: The Beatrix Potter Ballet

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 208 pages. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. "Tells the behind-scenes story of the "Tales of Beatrix Potter", the celbrated ballet-film."
Published : Frederick Warne, London and New York 1971, First Edition
£20.00

Speakman, Colin - The Nut Brown Maid and other Dales Stories

Illustrated by Geoffrey Cowton.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 163 pages. A collection of thirteen famous stories from the Yorkshire Dales.
Published : Allanwood Books, Pudsey West Yorkshire 1986, First Edition
£10.00

"A Country Parson" [Freeman, Rev. Philip] - Guessing Stories: Or, the Surprising Adventures of the Man with the Extra Pair of Eyes. A Book for Young People

Hardback. 12mo. Externally a rather poor copy in boards which are badly damp-faded. Internally very good. All edges gilt. Pp.vi,91 + 2pp adverts. Head and tail -pieces. Stories for children which are in the nature of riddles. The solution or key to the riddles is not provided, the parson believing that their meaning will be easily deciphered by the child with the assistance of older friends.
Published : Bell and Daldy, London 1861, First Edition
£12.00

"A.Nobody" [Browne Gordon] - Some More Nonsense for the Same Bodies as Before

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in yellow boards lettered in red with red cloth spine. Some wear at board tips. Browning to page edges. Numerous amusing colour illustrations and poetry.
Published : Wells Gardner Darton & Co, London 1896, First Edition
£20.00

"E.M.S." - The History of a Pin

Illustrated by R.T. Ross.
Hardback. A good copy in blind-stamped brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Bevelled edges. Some wear/marking to boards. Gift inscription. Pp.iv,108. Frontispiece, title page vignette and two other illustrations. A Scottish tale of the life of a pin .
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1862, First Edition
£25.00

'BB' - The Wind in the Wood

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on front board and spine which shows a little fading at the very foot. No inscriptions. 12 superb full page colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations in the text. Some light foxing to endpapers and page ends. 143 pages. Good price-clipped dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear and minor chipping. The wrapper is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hollis & Carter, London 1952, First Edition
£90.00

[ Valentine, Laura ] - Aunt Louisa's Birthday Gift Book. Comprising Hop O' My Thumb. Sing-a-Song of Sixpence. King. Queen and Knave of Hearts. The Fairy at the Fountain, or the Two Girls

Hardback. 4to. Nd. (1881?). A good plus copy in reddish-brown cloth with decorative upper board and lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. No ownership inscription. 24 colour plates.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London,
£65.00

A.L.O.E. - The Mine; or Darkness and Light

Hardback. Early edition. A good plus copy in publisher's blind stamped red cloth with gilt vignettes and title on front board and on spine. Externally a very good bright copy. No inscriptions. Black and white frontispiece and illustrated title page. Damp stains at foot of first few pages and at rear. Some foxing. 192 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : T. Nelson & Sons, Edinburgh 1859,
£25.00

Ainslie Kathleen - Sammy Goes A'hunting

Hardback. Nd. [1905]. A good copy in decorated upper board. Some wear, and a little chipping, to spine. Unpaginated c.24 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. Hand-written text and Dutch doill characters.
Published : Castell Brothers Ltd., London,
£45.00

Ainsworth Ruth - RuftyTufty The Golliwog

Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's pale yellow cloth with title and illustration in red and black on front board and title in red on spine. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing. Illustrated endpapers. Many black and white illustrations. 77 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1952, First Edition
£25.00

Allan Mabel Esther - School Under Snowdon

Hardback. A very good copy. N.d. Ownership inscription and date of 1956 on front end paper. Page ends browned. 216 pages. The dustwrapper looks very good but has the number "21" written in ink on the spine and internal sellotape repairs at the spine ends.
Published : Hutchinson, London, Second Impression
£15.00

Allan Mabel Esther - Three go to Switzerland

Illustrated by Veevers Isobel.
Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription and date of 1955 on front end-paper. A good copy in a fair dustwrapper. The boards are faded on the spine. The wrapper is chipped at the spine ends and has edge wear and tear with internal sellotape repairs. 208 pages. 3 illustrations.
Published : Blackie, London 1953, First Edition
£25.00

Andersen Hans - Stories from Hans Andersen

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. Nd. c.1920? A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper, now protected in a clear removable sleeve which has an illustration laid on to front cover. No ownership inscription. Edge foxing but largely clean internally. 195 pages. 14 tipped-in plates by Dulac with captioned guards. An attractive looking copy.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London,
£95.00

Andersen Hans C. - Stories and Tales

Illustrated by A.W. Bayes.
Hardback. 8vo. A very good copy in a full leather binding with gilt lettered and decorated spine. Some wear at head of spine and some scuffing to the leather. Embossed prize inscription on upper board. Marbled end-papers. Pp.viii,511. 120 illustrations by A.W. Bayes engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. 6 colour plates.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
£25.00

Andersen Hans Christian - Seven Tales By Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 6 colour illustrations including title page. 128 pages. Near very good dustwapper which has a crease and closed tear on the rear panel and is protected in a removable cover. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : World's Work Ltd., Tadworth Surrey 1972, First UK Edition Thus
£10.00

Andersen Hans Christian - The Garden of Paradise and Other Stories

Illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth lettered in gilt on front board. Coloured illustration (with slight scratch) laid on to front board. A little rubbing to spine ends and board tips. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing mainly confined to front end-papers. With 4 full page colour illustrations and 6 black and white full page illustrations. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : William Heinemann, Ltd., London 1923, First Edition
£30.00

Andersen Hans Christian - The Wild Swans and Other Stories

Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Hardback. Nd. c.1920? A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with colour onlay to upper board. No inscriptions and a nice, clean copy internally. 2 colour plates and many black and white illustrations. 58 pages with a 6 page catalogue at the rear. Tiny mark at top of front board. Protected in a removable cover. A delightful little book in The "Gem" Library series.
Published : Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London,
£30.00

Annesley Rosa - Tales from Fairyland

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on illustrated front board and on spine which is slightly faded and with a touch of wear at the top. All edges gilt. Many black and white illustrations. Prize label on front endpaper otherwise a clean copy internally. The book is now protected in a removable cover. Overall a nice copy.
Published : Charles Taylor, London 1893, First Edition
£125.00

Anon. - Little Alfred of Anglesey ( Bound with "Dialogues Between a Fisherman and His Wife on Subjects in Religion" By Rev. George Cowie).

Hardback. 16mo. A near very good copy in blind-stamped green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. 178 pages. 4 illustrations. A morality tale for children. ("Dialogues Between a Fisherman and His Wife" is the fourth edition of 1840 and has 35 pages.)
Published : William Oliphant & Son, Edinburgh 1837,
£35.00

Appleton Alice M. - Towlocks and His Wooden Horse

Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton.
Hardback. 32mo. A good plus copy in light green cloth lettered in dark green and with dark green stripes. A little foxing. No ownership inscription. 86 pages. Colour illustrations throughout by Honor C. Appleton. This is no. 20 in the Dumpy Books for Children series.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1903, First Edition
£50.00

Ardizzone Edward - Sketches for Friends Chosen and Introduced By Judy Taylor

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's yellow boards with colour illustration on front board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Ilustrations throughout mainly in black and white but with some in colour. No inscriptions. 127pages.
Published : David R. Godine, Boston 2002, First U.S.A. Edition
£10.00

Ardizzone Edward - Tim's Friend Towser

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Hardback. 4to. First printing of this reissue. A fine copy with illustrated front board. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour and in black and white. Unpaginated. Fine dustwrapper which is not clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This edition contains the complete original text and art.
Published : HarperCollins Publishers, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 2000, Reprint
£9.00

Ardizzone, Edward - Tim and Ginger

Hardback. Quarto. First printing of this reissue. A fine copy with illustrated front board. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour and in black and white. Unpaginated. The near very good dustwrapper has one small closed tear and creasing at foot of rear panel, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This edition contains the complete original text and art.
Published : HarperCollins Publishers, Scranton, PA, U.S.A. 2000, Reprint
£10.00

Arnold Thomas James - Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe

Illustrated by Joseph Wolf.
Hardback. A very good copy in a green half-leather binding with five raised bands to spine. Lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. All edges gilt. Attractive bookplate. Ownership inscription on end-paper. Pp.xvi,320. Engraved extra title page +12 full-page engravings. Generally a quite clean copy although two of the plates are quite badly foxed. Photograph available on request.
Published : Nattali and Bond, London 1855,
£50.00

Awdry, Rev. W. - Mountain Engines

Illustrated by Gunvor & Peter Edwards.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in white on upper board. In an edge-worn, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has some tears. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Colour illustrations throughout. This is no. 19 in the author's Railway Series.
Published : Edmund Ward, London 1964, First Edition
£15.00

Ayton Emily - Words By the Way-Side; Or, the Children and the Flowers

Illustrated by H. Anelay.
A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Re-spined with original title lettering laid down. Some wear to board tips and edges. All edges gilt. Gift and ownership inscriptions. 159pp + 16pp adverts. Four hand-coloured illustrations.
Published : Grant and Griffith, London 1855, First Edition
£30.00

Baldwin May - Holly House and Ridges Row: A Tale of London Old and New

Illustrated by M.V. Wheelhouse.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Spine slightly faded. School prize label on front free endpaper. 26 colour plates including frontispiece as listed. 339 pages.
Published : W. & R. Chambers, London 1908, First Edition
£15.00

Ballantyne R.M. - The Hot Swamp a Romance of Old Albion

Hardback. Nd. Early edition. A good copy in publisher's green cloth with illustrated upper board and spine. The white lettering on the upper board is a bit rubbed. Previous owner's name on front fixed end-paper. Lacks front free endpaper. 6 black and white illustrations. Foxing to page ends and also browning to 16 page catalogue at the rear of the book. 408 pages. Preface by the author.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London,
£18.00

Bannerman Helen - The Story of Little Black Quibba

Hardback. 24mo. Nd but 1902. Green cloth lettered in red on upper board and in red and black on spine. Illustration of little black Quibba eating a mango on upper board. Rubbing to edges of board and spine. Internally very good. Smallish Hamley's label on front fixed end-paper otherwise a nice clean copy. 143 pages. Text on one side of each page with colour illustration on other side. Photograph on request.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London, First Edition
£175.00

Barker Cicely Mary - Flower Fairies of the Autumn

Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Hardback. N.d. c.1940? A very good copy in publisher's light brown chequered boards, title in brown on front board and on spine and with pictorial onlay on front board. Illustrated endpapers. 24 colour plates. Unpaginated. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which although clipped at foot of inner flap has been stamped 2/- net and is protected in a removable cover. A lovely clean copy.
Published : Blackie & Son Ltd,., London,
£35.00

Barker Mrs. Sale - Those Boys

Hardback.N.d. but gift inscription on reverse of front end-paper is dated February 24th 1892. A good plus copy with coloured illustration on front board, advertisements on rear board and green cloth spine which is slightly darkened. Endpapers browned. 80 pages. 38 full page black and white illustrations including frontispiece. A little edge foxing but internally clean.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
£40.00

Barker, Cicely Mary - Flower Fairies of the Autumn with the Nuts and Berries They Bring

Hardback. Nd. A very good copy of an early edition. Pictorial onlay to upper board which has a "chess-board" design and is lettered in black. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pictorial end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Attractive colour illustrations + black and white frontispiece.
Published : Blackie & Son, London,
£15.00

Barnard Winifred E. - Kembo a Little Girl of Africa

Illustrated by Elsie Anna Wood.
Hardback. 16mo. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in black. In a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor chipping and edge tears. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 61 pages + 3pp publisher's adverts + 1 page "To the Grown-up Reader." Colour illustrations on each right-hand page. This is No. 2 of the "Nursery" series, described as "dainty little volumes for the 3-5 year-olds, with a picture at every opening. A first step towards friendship with children of other races."
Published : Edinburgh House Press, London 1933, Sixth Impression
£24.00

Barrie, J. M. - Peter Pan and Wendy

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. 157 pages. Numerous attractive colour illustrations.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1988,
£8.00

Barrie, J.M. - The Little White Bird

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Neat ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,312. Tissue-guarded frontispiece entitled "The Child's Map of Kensington Gardens." A book for children including the first appearance of Peter Pan. Photographs available on request.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1902, First Edition
£120.00

Bates H.E. - Achilles and Diana

Illustrated by Carol Barker.
4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few internally repaired edge tears and some edge wear. Ownership inscription. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Dennis Dobson, London 1963, First Edition
£25.00

Behn Harry - Omen of the Birds

Illustrated by Harry Behn.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some edge foxing. Black and white line drawings which are based on Etruscan tomb paintings.126 pages. Near very good dustwrapper which is complete but which shows some surface rubbing to the spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Maurice Sendak praised the book as "one of the finest books of the year".
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1965, First Edition
£20.00

Belloc, Hilaire - Matilda, Who Told Lies and Was Burned to Death

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A little wear to board tips and foot of spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Illustrated in colour throughout.
Published : Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 1991, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Bennett William J. (Editor) - The Children's Book of Virtues

Illustrated by Michael Hague.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in illustrated boards. No inscriptions. Deep blue endpapers. Colour illustrations on each page. 112 pages. Good dustwrapper which has a closed edge tear. The wrapper is now protected in a removable sleeve. Descibed as "the perfect companion to William J. Bennett's Number-one best seller The Book of Virtues."
Published : Simon & Schuster, New York 1995, First Edition
£15.00

Bloomfield Robert - The Horkey: a Ballad

Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Hardback. A good copy in paper-covered, decorated, boards with blue cloth spine. Some wear to board edges. Lacks front end-paper. 48 pages. Colour illustrations on each page.
Published : Macmillan, London 1882, First Edition
£22.00

Blyton Enid - Enid Blyton's Good Morning Book

Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
Hardback. 1952? A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered and decorated in black. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has small edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 169 pages. Black and white illustrations. Over 20 stories plus verses and nature tales.
Published : World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd,
£20.00