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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

Dalby, Richard - The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 144 pages. More than 150 illustrations including 50 full-page colour illustrations. Biographies of more than 50 artists of the "golden age" of book illustration from the 1860s to the 1930s.
Published : Chartwell Books, New Jersey 2001,
£10.00

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

Darwin, Bernard and Elinor - Mr. Tootleoo and Co.

Hardback. Just about good. Pictorial covers. Spine showing minor chipping and some repaired tears. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. One text page a bit marked otherwise a decent copy internally. Unpaginated. Text on left-hand pages and coloured illustration by Elinor Darwin on each right-hand page. A story in verse for young children about a sailor's adventures with animals by an author best known for his books on golf.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1935, First Edition
£65.00

Davidson Helen B. - Jane the Determined

Illustrated by Lilian A. Govey.
Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in black and illustration on front board and on spine. School Prize label on front free endpaper dated 1932. Many black and white illustrations in text. Light foxing to page ends. 260 pages with 3 page catalogue. Good dustwrapper with closed tears, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. This is a volume in the New Era Series.
Published : Thoma Nelson & Sons Ltd., London, First Edition
£12.00

De Fonblanque, Edward Barrington (Editor) - Cluck-Cluck A Christemas Story Told By Grandpapa Potmouse

Illustrated by T.W.Y..
Hardback., A bright, near very good, copy in publisher's green cloth which is illustrated and titled in gilt on front board. Spine rubbed top and bottom and front and rear board have small light marks. A little wear and a few small pin-holes in cloth at join of spine and upper board. No inscriptions. Internally very clean and in remarkable condition for its age. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Basil Montagu Pickering, London 1877, First Edition
£100.00

de la Mare Walter - Broomsticks & OtherTales

Illustrated by Bold.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title and vignette in gilt on front board and title in gilt in spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. 378 pages. Ilustrated dustwrapper with smallish chips and fading to the spine which makes the title difficult to read. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Constable & Co. Ltd., London 1925, First Edition
£22.00

de Lambert, Madame J. - The Story of Elise Marcel

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth. Decorated spine and upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. All edges gilt. Prize label. Some foxing to end-papers. Pp.vii,199 + 4pp publisher's adverts. Illustrated. This is a tale for girls translated from the French. Uncommon in an early edition (This may be the first edition in English).
Published : William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1883,
£30.00

De Leeuw, Ad�le - Horseshoe Harry and the Whale

Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Hardback. A near fine copy in illustrated boards. Colour illustrations on each page. Unpaginated. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Dennis Dobson, London 1979, First Edition
£20.00

Defoe Daniel - The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Illustrated by Kauffmann.
Nd. c. 1910? A good copy in light blue cloth decorated on the spine and upper board. School prize label on front pastedown. Pp. xv,289. Frontispiece and 18 black and white illustrations.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London,
£10.00

Defoe Daniel - The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner

Nd. c. 1880? A good copy in decorated olive green cloth. Page edges stained red. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 328pp. 6 colour chromolithographs. Upwards of 80 black and white drawings.
Published : Ernest Nister, London,
£15.00

Defoe Daniel - The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Mariner as Related By Himself

Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription is dated 1902. A near very good copy. Decorated upper board. All edges red. 328 pages. 6 full-page colour illustrations. More than 80 black and white drawings. An attractive edition.
Published : Ernest Nister, London,
£25.00

Defoe Daniel - The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner as Related By Himself

Illustrated by Noel Pocock.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with illustrated front board and spine and with title in gilt on spine. A little wear at spine ends Top edge gilt. No inscriptions. Illustrated endpapers. 352 pages.24 colour illustrations on thick grey paper. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Humphrey Milford, London 1924, Reprint
£35.00

Defoe Daniel - The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, as Related By Himself

Illustrated by Walter Paget.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated brown boards lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Light yellow end-papers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,416. 120 original black and white illustrations by Walter Paget.
Published : Cassell, London 1891, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Denis Charles - Select Fables

A reasonable copy in worn, original leather boards with raised bands. No title on spine. The front board appears to have been detached at some point and rather amateurishly repaired. Internally sound apart from browning to the edges of the eps. and a smallish brown stain towards the foot of the first 15 or so pages. 448pp. Frontis., title page vignette and several engraved tailpieces. 120 fables, some original, others taken from La Fontaine.
Published : J. & R. Tonson and S. Draper, London 1754, First Edition
£80.00

Deulin Charles ; Lang, Andrew (Translator) - Johnny Nut and the Golden Goose

Illustrated by Am. Lynen.
Hardback. 4to. Blue boards lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Some wear and darkening to spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Some foxing. 45 pages. Numerous illustrations. Translated by Lang from the French of Charles Deulin. Unfortunately the pages are starting to come loose hence the price.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1887, First Edition Thus
£15.00

Dickens Mary Angela and Others - Children's Stories from Dickens

Illustrated by Harold Copping.
Nd. c. 1912? A good plus copy in illustrated covers. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 148 pages + 4pp adverts. 12 coloured plates. Many black and white illustrations.
Published : Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London,
£15.00

Dickson George S. - A Nursery Georgraphy

Illustrated by George Morrow.
Hardback. N.d. A very good copy in publisher's cream coloured cloth with pictorial illustration on front cover and on spine. Pictorial endpapers with some tanning. Hand-written School Prize on reverse of half title page dated Christmas 1916. 20 full page colour illustrations including frontispiece with numerous black and white illustrations. 256 pages. Poor dustwrapper with one third missing at foot of spine and rear panel, price of 3/6 net printed on front panel. The wrapper is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, First Edition
£28.00

Disney Walt - Blanche-Neige et Les Sept Nains

Illustrated by Walt Disney.
Hardback. A near very good copy with illustrated boards which are slightly bumped at corners and rubbed at top and foot of spine. Previous owner's name on reverse of front free endpaper. Illustrated endpapers. Some foxing to page edges. Profusely illustrated in colour and in black and white. 48 pages. Good dustwrapper showing very minor edge chipping and now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hachette, Paris 1938, First Edition
£35.00

Disney Walt - The Donald Duck Book

Hardback n.d. but seems quite early. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a piece missing at top and bottom of spine but with the lettering still largely present. Some edge foxing. Dustwrapper and book show Donald holding a copy of 'Wise Quacks' book. Coloured frontispiece. Some edge foxing. No colouring in and ownership details have not been filled in. This book must be quite scarce in dustwrapper.
Published : Birn Brothers Ltd., First Edition
£60.00

Dixon Marjorie - The Forbidden Island

Illustrated by Richard Kennedy.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silvere on spine. No inscriptions. Black and white illustrations. Some slight foxing to page ends. 201 pages. The very good illustrated dustwrapper is very slightly rubbed at top and foot of spine, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Rupert Hart -Davis, London 1960, First Edition
£15.00

Dixon W. Macneile - Cinderella's Garden

Illustrated by George Morrow.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth which is lettered and illustrated on front board and spine. Coloured frontispiece and 11 black and white illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. Previous owner's name on half title page. 136 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1927, First Edition
£15.00

Donaldson Julia - Cave Baby

Illustrated by Emily Gravett.
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. First impression. Not paginated. Colour illustrations throughout. "A hairy mammoth takes a cheeky little baby on a thrilling ride through a moonlit landscape---."
Published : Macmillan's Children's Books, London 2010, First Edition
£22.00

Douglas, Hilary - Mister Christmas Goes to Town

Illustrated by Leo Newman.
Hardback. Nd.c.1950. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some internal foxing. The wrapper is now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve. The book itself is clean with no ownership inscription or foxing. 31 pages. Illustrated throughout. This is the story of a small white kitten called Mister Christmas who makes a trip to London.
Published : Dennis Yates, London,
£15.00

Douglas-Home, Felicity - Mrs. B's Farm

Illustrated by Eleanor Mills.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Illustrated. A book about the animals on Mrs. B's farm.
Published : Methuen Children's Books, London 1982, First Edition
£10.00

Dr. Seuss - Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Colour illustrations on each page.
Published : Collins, London 1964, First UK Edition
£15.00

Du Bois William Pene - The Forbidden Forest

Illustrated by William Pene Du Bois.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy with illustrated boards. No inscriptions. Illustrated endpapers. Numerous coloured illustrations some double page. Unpaginated. The good plus dustwrapper has some closed tears, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. William Pene du Bois winner of the Newbery Medal for the Twenty one Balloons recounts the fabulous adventures of three stawlwart characters in an exploding world. It is Adelaide, the famous Kangaroo boxing champ, who takes the great leap into the Forbidden Forest. And just how the three characters manage to stop the terrible war is perhaps no more strange than how it got started.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1978, First Edition
£7.00

Dulac Edmund - Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. Nd. [1916]. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's decorated cream cloth with title in black on front board and spine. No inscriptions. Decorated endpapers. 15 colour plates including frontispiece. 170 pages. Fair dustwrapper which has edge tears and chips the worst being at the spine ends where the word" Edmund" is missing at the head of the spine and the word "Stoughton" at the foot. The dustwrapper has been backed onto stiff paper for reinforcement and is protected in a removable cover. Internally the book is a lovely clean copy. Quite scarce in dustwrapper. Photograph available on request.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1916, First Edition
£250.00

Dulac Edmund - Edmund Dulac's Picture Book for the French Red Cross

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. A very good, fresh, copy in publisher's pale green cloth with title and illustration in dark green on front board and title in dark green on spine. No inscriptions. Closed tear at foot of frontispiece not affecting the plate. Some foxing to a few early and late pages and also to page ends. 19 tipped in colour plates including frontispiece and 1 black and white tipped in plate of Edmund Dulac. Good illustrated dustwrapper, darkened to the spine, which shows the price of 3/- net and which has a smallish chip at top of spine. The wrapper is protected in a removabl cover.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1915, First Edition
£70.00