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Brown, Margaret Wise - The Noon Balloon

Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
Hardback. 1952? First or early edition. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped and now protected in a clear removable sleeve. In the Harpercrest library binding but not an ex-library copy (in fact a lovely clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking). Illustrations, some in colour, on every page. A story about a cat who took a flight in a balloon.
Published : Harper & Brothers, New York, Harpercrest Edition
£25.00

Brown, Margaret Wise - When the Wind Blew

Illustrated by Geoffrey Hayes.
Hardback. First edition with these illustrations. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 32pp. Colour illustrations throughout. A classic children's book.
Published : Harper & Row, New York 1977,
£25.00

Browne Frances - Granny's Wonderful Chair and the Tales it Told

Illustrated by Kenny Meadows.
Hardback. 16mo. A good copy in brown boards. Decorated upper board. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 186 pages + 16pp adverts dated 7/88. Four black and white illustrations.
Published : Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, London 1887,
£45.00

Browning Robert - The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Illustrated by Van Dyck.
Hardback. Folio. Nd but prize inscription is dated 1911. A good plus copy with a little wear to board edges. Illustrated front board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Unpaginated - c.48 pages. Colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London,
£60.00

Bruce Dorita Fairlie - Nancy Calls the Tune

Illustrated by Margaret Horder.
A very good copy in grey cloth lettered and decorated in red. No ownership inscription. 192 pages. Coloured frontispiece. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press 1944, Reprint
£24.00

Bruce Dorita Fairlie - Nancy to the Rescue

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher' decorated fawn and green boards with title in green on front board and on spine. Spine darkened. Coloured frontispiece and 12 black and white illustrations. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper which is clipped at top right hand corner. Small piece at edge of page 15 and 16 missing without loss of text. Some edge foxing. 159 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London 1927, First Edition
£70.00

Bruce Dorita Fairlie - Sally's Summer Term

Illustrated by Joan Thompson.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black on spine. In a very good dustwrapper which is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally. Prize label tipped-in to front end-paper. 224 pages. A nice copy of the author's third "Sally" story. Photograph available on request.
Published : Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow 1961, First Edition
£40.00

Brunhoff, Laurent de - Babar's Battle

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Unpaginated. Colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Methuen Children's Books, London 1992, First Edition
£10.00

Bullivant Cecil H. - Every Boy's Book of Hobbies

Nd. 1920's? A very good copy. Pp.vii,553. Many illustrations in text.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London,
£10.00

Burn J.H. (editor) - The Mother's Book of Song

Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Hardback. First or early edition. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in black on spine. A little wear to spine ends and edges. Many black and white illustrations. A little endpaper and edge foxing. No inscriptions. 216 pages.
Published : Wells Gardner Darton & Co, London,
£45.00

Burnett Francis Hodgson - Little Lord Fauntleroy

Illustrated by Reginald B. Birch.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's illustrated blue cloth. A little rubbing to board tips and spine ends. Gift inscription on half title. Numnerous illustrations in black and white. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xi,269 + 6 page publisher's catalogue at rear.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co., London 1900, Reprint
£10.00

Burroughs Edgar Rice - Jungle Girl

A good copy in a good dustwrapper with one small chip on upper panel and some repaired tearing/fraying at top of spine. Some foxing to spine of dustwrapper which is not too noticeable externally. Some uneven fading to the boards. A tale by the author of the Tarzan stories. Image available on request.
Published : Odhams Press, London 1933, First Edition
£14.00

Burton Hester - When the Beacons Blazed

Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
Hardback. A very good copy in pictorial laminated boards with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. 26 black and white full page illustrations including frontispiece. 88 pages. A nice clean copy.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1978, First Edition
£15.00

Caldecott Randolph - R. Caldecott's Picture Book (No.1)

Nd. c.1900? A very good copy in beige boards decorated in black and red. A little wear at spine ends. Square format. 123pp. Full page colour illustrations. Many black and white illustrations. Contains "The Diverting History of John Gilpin", "The House That Jack Built", "An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog" and "The Babes in the Wood".
Published : Frederick Warne, London,
£25.00

Caldecott Randolph - The Panjandrum Picture Book

Nd. c.1900? Oblong 8vo. A good copy with illustrated upper board. Some soiling to boards but a clean copy internally. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Contains "Come Lasses and Lads", Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross", "A Farmer went Trotting Upon his Grey Mare", "Mrs. Mary Blaize" and "The Great Panjandrum Himself".
Published : Frederick Warne, London,
£20.00

Captain Marryat - The Settlers in Canada

Nd. c. 1903? A good copy in blue ribbed cloth decorated in gilt and red. Two prize labels! Pp.xi,371. Illustrated.
Published : Frederick Warne, London,
£10.00

Carroll Lewis - A Tangled Tale

Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost.
Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on the front and back boards. Spine darkened and a little wear to spine ends. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. A little pencilled underlining. 152 pages + one page publisher's adverts. Six black and white illustrations.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1886, Third Thousand
£22.00

Carroll Lewis - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Illustrated by Michael Hague.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 122 pages. Attractive colour illustrations, some full-page, by Michael Hague.
Published : Methuen Children's Books, London 1985, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Carroll Lewis - The Hunting of the Snark

Illustrated by Byron Sewell.
Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Number 89 of 250 copies signed by the artist. Three large fold-out illustrations. Other black and white illustrations. One red and black illustration with red acetate filter. Rear pocket containing a set of cards with interchangeable faces. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking.
Published : Catalpa Press, London 1974, First Edition Thus
£135.00

Carroll Lewis - Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Illustrated by John Tenniel.
Hardback. Near very good in a half-vellum binding with blue cloth boards. Lettered on spine in gilt on black title-piece. Previous owner's name in not too prominent black ink on front board. Ex libris plate on front free end-paper. Pp.[xii],224 + one page publisher's advert. 50 illustrations by Tenniel including frontispiece. Photographs available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1872, Tweny-Eighth Thousand
£180.00

Carter, Peter - Madatan

Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations. 207 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Set at the end of the 8th century, Nothumbria once the mightiest of the English kingdoms, is on the brink of civil war.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1974, First Edition
£7.00

Cervantes, Miguel De - Don Quixote

Illustrated by Felix Lorioux.
Hardback. 12.5" by 9.5". A good copy. Green cloth spine Decorated upper board. No ownership inscription and little foxing. A little wear to board tips. 72 pages. Many full-page colour illustrations.
Published : Librairie Hachette, London 1930,
£45.00

Chaundler Christine - The Odd Ones

Illustrated by Harry Rountree.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is a little torn at the top of the spine. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,107. 12 full-page illustrations. The story of a little boy and a Cairn Terrier.
Published : Country Life, London 1941, First Edition
£25.00

Child Mrs. - The Girl's Own Book

Hardback. 24mo. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with gilt decoration and title on front and rear boards and on spine. Some wear and tear at spine ends and edges. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated June 20th 1848. Profusely illustrated in black and white woodcuts. All edges gilt. 364 pages + a page listing Mary Howitt's Juvenile books. Protected in a removable cover. Sections on games, needlework, ornaments, exercises, baskets, charades etc
Published : Thomas Tegg, London 1844, Thirteenth Edition
£50.00

Clare Helen - Five Dolls in the Snow

Illustrated by Cecil Leslie.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine which is slightly faded at the foot. Previous owner's surname on front fixed end-paper. Black and white illustrations. 93 pages. Fair dustwrapper with a few chips and tears which has had major sellotape strengthening/repairs inside and out. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear removable cover.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1957, First Edition
£120.00

Clark Rev. W.R. (Editor) - Little Charlie's Life By Himself

Nd. but the preface is dated 1868. A good copy internally but the boards are only fair as there is a piece missing at the head of the spine. Consists of a preface of 15pp followed by what purports to be the autobiography of a child aged 6 written in his own hand and with his own drawings. Unusual.
Published : John Camden Hotten, London,
£15.00

Cloke Rene - Paul Piglet Keeps Shop

Illustrated by Rene Cloke.
Hardback. A good plus copy with illustrated boards. No inscriptions. Illustrated endpapers. Top and foot of spine rubbed. One small closed tear at foot of page 19/20. Profusely illustrated in colour. 29 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie, London 1960, First Edition
£15.00

Cobb Thomas - The Bountiful Lady - or, How Mary Was Changed from a Very Miserable Little Girl to a Very Happy One

Hardback. 32mo. Boards a little marked but a near very good copy in light green cloth lettered and lined in dark green. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 194 pages + 2pp adverts. Decorated end-papers. This is no. V in The Dumpy Books for Children series.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1900, First Edition
£30.00

Collier Madeleine - The Noddles

Illustrated by Jennetta Vise.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish chips and tears. Gift inscription. 120 pages. Many illustrations. A story for youngish children of Mr. and Mrs. Noddles and their seven children.
Published : George Newnes, London 1944, First Edition
£10.00

Collins Erroll - Mariners of Space

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in dark blue on spine. No inscriptions,. Coloured frontispiece. 240 pages. Good dustwrapper showing signs of edgewear and with one large closed tear on spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1952, Second Impression
£12.00

Corkran Alice - Down the Snow Stairs: Or, from Good-night to Good-morning

Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Hardback. Nd. but probably 1887 first edition. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt and black on upper board. A little wear at foot of spine.All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,257 + 2pp. adverts. 60 black and white illustrations by Gordon Browne. This, the author's best known work, is a fantasy partly inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll.
Published : Blackie & Son, London,
£25.00

Coybee Eden - The Sooty Man

Illustrated by Esther B. Mackinnon.
Hardback. 32mo. A near very good copy in light green cloth lettered and lined in dark green. Bookseller's stamp and gift inscription (dated Xmas 1903) on front end-paper. 128 pages. Numerous illustrations. This is no.28 in the Dumpy Books for Children series.
Published : Grant Richards, London 1903, First Edition
£45.00

Cradock Mrs. H.C. - Josephine Keeps School

Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton.
Hardback. Reprint. A near very good copy in small format with coloured pictorial front board. Pictorial endpapers with top half-inch of front endpaper having been cut away. 8 full page colour illustrations. Minor foxing to page ends. 63 pages. Near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper showing minor chipping to spine ends and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie & Son Ltd., London,
£20.00

Cradock, Mrs. H.C. - Peggy and Joan

Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton.
Hardback. Nd but probably the 1922 first edition. A very good copy in light blue boards with cream cloth spine lettered in dark blue. Pictorial upper board. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. 96 pages. 8 full-page coloured illustrations. 16 black and white illustrations. A few of these show some neat colouring in.
Published : Blackie & Son, London,
£35.00

Croce Benedetto: Penzer N.M. (editor) - The Pentamerone of Giambattista Basile 2 Vols.

Hardback. Very good copies in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Volume I has a tiny white mark top corner of front board. Frontispiece is tissue-guarded. Pp.lxxv,309. Volume 2 has 14 black and white illustrations. Pp.vi, 333. No ownership inscription in either volume. Both volumes are now protected in removable covers.
Published : John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., London 1932, First Edition Thus
£45.00

Crompton Francis E. - The Gentle Heritage

Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Hardback. A good plus copy. Pictorial onlay to upper board. A little foxing. 180 pages + adverts. Eight colour plates by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1920,
£15.00

Crossley-Holland Kevin - The Wildman

Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
A near fine copy in a similar dustwarpper. A little wear showing at spine ends and board tips. Unpaginated. Approx. 32pp. Black and white illustrations by Keeping. A story about a Merman.
Published : Andre Deutsch, London 1976, First Edition
£6.00

Crow Elmay - Speck the Brownie Here and There

Illustrated by Elmay Crow.
Hardback. A very good copy with illustration and title on front board and with title on spine. SIGNED "Brownie Joy - Elmay" at foot of title page. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover. This is a lovely tight clean copy.
Published : Crow Publishing, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1971, First Ediition
£15.00

Cunningham Julia - Burnish Me Bright

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 74pp. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Heinemann, London 1971, First Edition
£12.00

Currey, Commander E. H. - The Captain of the King's Guard

Illustrated by W.H.C. Groome.
Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with illustrated front board and spine. Title in gilt on front board and spine. Some slight fading at top of spine. 6 colour illustrations including frontispiece. No inscriptions. Top edge gilt. Light foxing to page ends. 399 pages. This is a lovely bright copy.
Published : W. & R. Chambers, London, First Edition
£25.00

Dahl Roald - Danny the Champion of the World

Illustrated by Jill Bennett.
Hardback. A very good copy in rust-coloured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good plus, price-clipped, dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine and which has a couple of closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Top edge stained red. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. 206 pages. Black and white illustrations. Described as "the story of a father and his son, and the love they have for each other." Photographs available on reqest.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1975, First Edition
£150.00

Dahl Roald - My Year

Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has two closed tears on the front panel. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 63 pages. Attractive colour illustrations throughout by Quentin Blake. A nature diary and memorable account of the passing year.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1993, First Edition
£15.00

Dahl Roald (Compiled By Wendy Cooling) - D is For Dahl A Glorious A-Z Guide of the World of Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in silver on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 200 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped.
Published : Penguin Books Ltd., London 2004, First Edition
£9.00

Daiken Leslie - Children's Toys Through the Ages

A very good copy in a slightly worn but otherwise very good dustwrapper which is now protected. Small gift inscription on front end-paper. 208pp. 115 illus.
Published : Batsford, London 1953, First Edition
£12.00

Darling, F. Fraser - The Seasons and the Farmer

Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark cream paper-covered boards with illustration of lapwings and starlings on upper board and dark blue cloth spine lettered in yellow. In a good plus dustwrapper with minor chipping and closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. The book lacks end-papers but appears to have been published without them. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.[viii],72. Woodcuts by Tunnicliffe and photographic illustrations.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1939, First Edition
£18.00

Darrell Margery (Introduction) - Once Upon a Time the Fairy-Tale World of Arthur Rackham

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A smallish piece of paper has been pasted onto the front end-paper to cover up an ownership or gift inscription. 248 pages. Numerous colour and black and white illustrations. Includes a number of the works illustrated by Rackham in full and an Appreciation by Margery Darrell.
Published : Heinemann, London 1972, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Darwin Bernard and Darwin Elinor - The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo

Hardback. N.d. [1925]. Oblong 4to. A fair to good copy in paper-covered boards with red circular onlay in a rather poor dustwrapper. Small hole (and a few stains) in upper board. The wrapper has internal repairs, a fair amount of spine and edge chipping and lacks a piece of approx. 2.5 x 2 inches on front cover including a few letters of the title. A few spots of edge foxing. Internally very good with no ownership inscription. Unpaginated. Text on left-hand pages with colour illustrations by Elinor Darwin on right hand pages.
Published : The Nonesuch Press, London, First Edition
£110.00