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Brent-Dyer E.M. - The Maids of La Rochelle

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in red on spine. No inscriptions. Page ends browned. 294 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which has minor chipping top and bottom of spine and is price-clipped. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Chambers, London 1955, Reprint
£50.00

Brent-Dyer E.M. - The Princess of the Chalet School

Illustrated by Nina K. Bisley.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in dark blue on spine. Some darkening to spine and small mark on rear board. Frontispiece by Nina K., Brisley. Previous owner's name on front endpaper Some foxing to page ends. 304 pages.
Published : Chambers, London 1939, Reprint
£18.00

Brent-Dyer Elinor M. - Judy, the Guide

Softback. A fine copy. 303 pages. Colour frontispiece. Black and white illustrations. First published in 1928 this edition comes with an introductory essay and a note on the book's publishing history.
Published : Girls Gone By Publishers, Bath 2010,
£9.00

Brent-Dyer Elinor M. - The New House at the Chalet School

A fair to good copy in green cloth lettered in black on spine. Ownership inscription. Some foxing. Lacks half-title. 270pp.
Published : W & R Chambers, Edinburgh 1952, Reprint
£10.00

Brent-Dyer Elinor M. - The Third Chalet Book for Girls

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription on front free end-paper (dated 1949) but otherwise a clean copy which is not foxed. 156 pages. Colour frontispiece. Black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : W & R Chambers, London and Edinburgh 1949, First Edition
£65.00

Bridges T.C. - The Plunder Pit

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No ownership inscription. Browning and some light foxing to page ends. 128 pages + 8pp. publisher's adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : Frderick Warne & Co. Ltd., London 1937, First Edition
£22.00

Brine Mary D. - Daisy Dear

Illustrated by E. Stewart.
Hardback. Nd. Perhaps c.1900. A very good copy. Attractive colour illustration of a little girl on upper board. Neat ownership inscription on title page. 40 pages. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Ernest Nister, London,
£45.00

Brooke L.Leslie - Johnny Crow's Party: Another Picture Book

Illustrated by L.Leslie Brooke.
Hardback.N.d. Possibly 1920s/1930s. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with bevelled edges. Title in white and pictorial onlay to upper board. White cloth spine lettered in green. No inscriptions. Front and rear endpapers showing plan of the maze in Johnny Crow's Garden. Profusely illustrated in black and white and with 8 full page colour illustrations including frontispiece. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co., London,
£25.00

Brown Dr.John - The Little Book of Children

Illustrated by Macgoun H.C. Preston.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's dark cream boards with gilt title and gilt and black illustration on front board. 8 charming coloured illustrations from water-colour drawings by H.C.Preston Macgoun and many black and white drawings. 57 pages. A nice tight copy
Published : T.N. Foulis, London 1923, Reprint
£8.00

Brown Pamela - To Be A Ballerina and Other Stories

Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Some uneven fading on boards. Coloured frontis and 9 black and white illustrations as listed. No inscriptions. Some foxing to endpapers and a little edge foxing. 210 pages + 1 page catalogue and 4 full page illustrations from other Pamela Brown books. A good plus dustwrapper, (not price-clipped), which has minor chipping and edgewear and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1950, First Edition
£20.00

Brown Pamela - Louisa

Illustrated by Sax.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with gilt outline portrait on front board and title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Frontispiece in colour and 6 black and white illustrations. Top edge in green. 172 pages. 6 pages of advertisements + 3 full page black and white illustrations.Good dustwrapper which is chipped and creased along edges and slightly grubby on the rear panel. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy internally.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh 1955, First Edition
£12.00

Brown Roy - The Children's Pinocchio

Illustrated by Sheila Ross.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Coloured frontispiece and black and white illustrations throughout. 64 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co.Ltd., London 1960, First Edition
£20.00

Brown, George MacKay - Six Lives of Fankle The Cat

Illustrated by Ian MacInnes.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 121 pages. Line drawings by Ian MacInnes. A tale set in Orkney in which a cat tells a liitle girl about his previous lives.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1980, First Edition
£40.00

Brown, Margaret Wise - A Pussycat's Christmas

Illustrated by Helen Stone.
Hardback. Square 8vo. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little surface rubbing and a small chip at the head of the spine. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Not paginated. Many colour illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Thomas Y Crowell Company, New York 1949, First Edition
£40.00

Brown, Margaret Wise - Night and Day

Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard.
Hardback. 4to. 1942? Stated first edition. A near very good copy in yellow and black cloth to front cover showing two cats. Some soiling to the bottom right of the front cover. In a near very good dustwrapper which lacks a very small piece at the top of the spine. The wrapper bears a price of $1.50 and is now protected in a clear, removavle sleeve. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Illustrated throughout in black and yellow. Photographs available on request.
Published : Harper & Brothers, New York,
£120.00

Brown, Margaret Wise - Seven Stories About a Cat Named Sneakers

Illustrated by Jean Charlot.
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped and a little chipped at the top of the spine A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 144 pages. Black and white illustrations throughout. Six of these stories originally appeared in the author's 1938 book "Fish With a Deep Sea Smile," the seventh appearing for the first time in this volume.
Published : William R. Scott, Inc., New York 1955, First Edition
£38.00

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

Burroughes Dorothy - Niggs, The Litrtle Black Rabbit

Illustrated by Dorothy Burroughes.
Hardback. Undated. [1940]. Oblong 4to. A near very good copy in the original illustrated boards with title in black on spine and in red on upper board. No inscriptions. Lacks front free end-paper. Trace of a stain on front fixed end-paper.5 full page colour illustrations and many black and white illustrations. 46 pages. Protected in a removable cover. A charming story from a bygone age.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£20.00

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 - 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