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Farmer John (Editor) - Dulce Domum : Rhymes and Songs (Old and New) for children

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Moderate foxing to early pages. 195 pages. Contains 134 Victorian children's rhymes and songs with music.
Published : Casell & Company, London 1896,
£20.00

Farrow G.E. - The Mysterious Mr. Punch

Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
Hardback. [1905]. A very good copy in light brown cloth decorated on the spine and upper board. A plain white sheet of paper has been pasted to the front fixed end-paper possibly to cover up an inscription. Otherwise a nice clean copy. 254 pages. Frontispiece and two plates. Scarce.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, First Edition
£65.00

Faulding G.M. - Springtime, A Flower Book for Little Folks

Illustrated by Eleanor S. March.
Hardback. A good copy with pictorial covers and endpapers. No inscriptions. Numerous colour illustrations. Unfortunately, the pages appear to have been stuck together at the bottom outer corner and when opened have been torn at corners (with a few missing) or else scraped. This does not affect the colour illustrations or text. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, London 1927, First Edition
£20.00

Felmersham Michael - The Mary Jane Book

Illustrated by Eileen Watts.
Hardback. Nd. 1940s. Probably first edition. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor edge tears. 192 pages. Colour frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. Six short stories for children.
Published : The Featherstone Press, London,
£9.00

Fidler Kathleen - The Mysterious Mr. Simister

Illustrated by Stocks May.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's grey cloth with title in black on spine. Small mark at foot of front board. Some spine lean. 4 coloured and 4 black and white illustrrations. No inscriptions. 160 pages. In a good dustwrapper, priced at 6/- which has minor chipping and tears. Protected in a removable cover. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1947, First Edition
£40.00

Fidler Kathleen - To the White North : The Story of Sir John Franklin

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth. Some edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 214 pages. Colour frontispiece and 16 black and white illustrations. Map end-papers. A fictionalised account of the life of the polar explorer.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1952, First Edition
£10.00

Fidler, Kathleen - The Railway Runaways

Illustrated by Terry Gabbey.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title in silver on spine. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Black and white illustrations. Some foxing toi page ends. 93 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper with fairly minor edge chips and tears and some fading to spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A book about child runaways having a ride on Edinburgh's Innocent Railway which really exists.
Published : Blackie, Glasgow and London 1977, First Edition
£7.00

Field Dorothy - Old Men and Children

Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton.
Hardback. N.d. c.1919? A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Spine darkened. Endpapers browned. 57 pages. 4 attractive colour illustrations. A nice tight copy of an uncommon title.
Published : James Hewetson & Son, London, First Edition
£60.00

Finch Robert - Wonder Tales of Past History

Illustrated by Savile Lumley.
Hardback N.d. c.1935. A very good copy with illustrated front board and orange spine. Many black and white illustrations and coloured frontispiece. Some foxing at page ends No inscriptions. 126 pages. Internally very clean. Poor dustwrapper which has piece missing top of spine and half of rear panel missing.
Published : The Shoe Lane Publishing Co., London,
£15.00

Fine Anne - Step By Wicked Step

Hadback. A very good copy. SIGNED by author on title page. 136 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removeable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1995, Second Printing
£15.00

Fletcher David - The Blue Elephants

Illustrated by Doritie Kettlewell.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth illustrated in dark blue on front cover and with title in dark blue on spine. No inscriptions. 8 black and white illustrations. 176 pages. Good plus illustrated dustwrapper showing minor edge wear and chipping which is not price-clipped and is protecterd in a removable cover. This is a lovely clean copy.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1957, First Edition
£12.00

Ford Jenifer - Patsy Podger and the Chilly Scarecrow

Illustrated by Jenifer Ford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's purple cloth with pictorial front board. Black and white silhouette on front endpaper. Colour illustrations. Minor rubbing at spine ends. Small gift inscription on front endpaper. Unpaginated. The very good dustwrapper has minor edgewear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. This is a book written (and illustrated) by a 15 year old.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1942, First Edition
£40.00

Ford Robert - Children's Rhymes Children's Games Children's Songs Children's Stories a Book for Bairns and Big Folk

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has some tears and minor chipping at spine ends. No ownership inscription. 287 pages + 7pp catalogue. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Uncommon in wrapper.
Published : Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1908, Third Edition
£30.00

Foreman Michael - Christmas Treasury

Illustrated by Foreman Michael.
A very good copy. Signed by Michael Foreman. Second impression in a good plus protected dustwrapper which has a one inch closed tear. No inscriptions and not price-clipped.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1999, Reprint
£15.00

Foreman Michael - Look! Look!

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A very good copy in pictorial laminated boards. Top and foot of spine is very slightly rubbed. No inscriptions. Colour illustrations on each page. Unpaginated. A young child's book with a fold-out section.
Published : Andersen Press, London 1997, First Edition
£8.00

Forster Frederick J. - On the Road to Make-Believe

Illustrated by Uldene Trippe.
Hardback. Large 4to. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with large pictorial onlay on front board. Corners and spine ends a little worn. Previous owner's name on front fixed end-paper. One inch closed tear at foot of frontispiece. Illustrated endpapers and profusely illustrated in colour throughout. Rhymes (or "rimes" in American) for young children.
Published : Rand McNally & Company, Chicago 1924, First Edition
£30.00

G.J.H. Northcroft (editor) - The Boy's Own Annual Vol. 56 1933-1934

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's bright blue cloth with illustration of Apache warrior on front board and footballer on spine with title on front board and in gilt on spine. Colour frontis of the Chief Scout, Lord Baden-Powell and 3 other colour illustrations plus many in black and white. Some light foxing to page ends. No inscriptions 768 pages. Some edge foxing but otherwise a nice bright copy .
Published : "Boy's Own Paper" Office, London 1934, First Edition
£40.00

Gard Joyce - Smudge of the Fells

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 159 pages.Near very good dustwrapper which has one small closed tear top of rear cover, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Joyce Gard's new story takes place among the Lakeland fells and has an authentic background of sheep-farming.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1965, First Edition
£20.00

Garrick John - A Book of Pollyglops

Illustrated by Alfred Daniels.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's yellow cloth with illustrated front board and title in black. No inscriptions. 9 colour illustrations. Unpaginated. A decent copy of this uncommon little book.
Published : Chantry Publications Ltd,., London 1960, First Edition
£22.00

Gatty Alfred Scott - Aunt Judy's Song--Book for Children

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and decoration in black. Corners a little bumped and some rubbing to spine ends and edges. Browning to half-title and page 52. No inscriptions 52 pages. Contains 24 popular songs with music.
Published : Bell & Daldy, London 1873, Second Edition
£12.00

Gay John - Fables

Two volumes in worn leather which is torn/chipped at spine ends. Lacks title piece of second volume. Good to very good copies internally. Matching marbled end-papers. Vol.I is the seventh edition of 1753 and is published by Tonson and Watts. Pp.[xiv]194. 50 illustrations. Title page vignette. Tail pieces. Vol. II is the second edition of 1742 published by Knapton. Pp.[xii],155. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. 16 full-page plates.
Published : J. and R. Tonson and J. Watts / J and P Knapton, London,
£85.00

Gay Zhenya - I'm Tired of Lions

Hardback. First Australian edition? A very good copy in the original decorated boards. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 31 pages. Attractively illustrated in colour by the author.
Published : Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1965,
£25.00

Gifford Denis - The British Comic Catalogue 1874-1974

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on f.e.p. 210pp. This is the first comprehensive catalogue of British comics listing 1700 titles alphabetically.
Published : Mansell, London 1975, First Edition
£15.00

Gilmour Margaret - Ameliaranne Gives a Concert

Illustrated by Susan B. Pearse.
Hardback. A very good copy. Lower board tips a bit bumped. In a good dustwrapper, not price-clipped, which has small edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Unpaginated. Attractively decorated in colour on each right-hand page and with colour decorated end-papers.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1944, First Edition
£25.00

Golding Harry - Bully Boy: The Story of a Bulldog and His Friend Jock

Illustrated by Arthur Cooke.
Hardback. 24mo. Nd. c. 1910-1920? A very good copy with pictorial onlay to upper board. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pictorial end-papers. 85 pages. 30 colour illustrations (including front cover illustration and end-papers.). A volume in "The Little Wonder Books" series.
Published : Ward Lock & Co. Ltd., London,
£50.00

Gordon W.J. (Told in English By) - Perseus the Gorgon Slayer

Illustrated by T.R. Spence.
Hardback. Nd. 1880s? A good copy in the original decorated boards. Board tips worn. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription. Unpaginated. c. 30 pages. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London,
£35.00

Gottlieb Gerald - Early Children's Books and Their Illustration

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. In a very good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed at spine ends. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxx,263. Illustrated throughout including colour. This is a discussion of 225 outstanding children's books from the Pierpont Morgan library. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will incur extra postage outside the UK].
Published : Pierpont Morgan Library, New York 1975, First Edition
£20.00

Grahame Kenneth - Bertie's Escapade

Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's decorated boards. Previous owner's name and address in small lettering at top of front free endpaper..Black and white illustrations throughout. 42 pages. Good price-clipped dustwrapper which has smallish chips and edge tears and is protected in a removable cover. The text is reprinted from First Whisper of the Wind in the Willows and has been charmingly illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1949, First Edition Thus
£38.00

Grahame Kenneth - Dream Days

Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.
Hardback. [1902]. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and decorated on upper board. Some wear to spine ends and edges and to board tips. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Top edge gilt. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little browning but not foxed. 228 pages + 4 pages publisher's adverts. Frontispiece, decorated title page and eight tissue-guarded illustrations. First illustrated edition.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London and New York, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Gray, Nigel - I'll Take You to Mrs. Cole

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's colour illustrated glazed boards. Spine faded but lettering clear. There appears to be a shadow of the remains of a circular label on front board - sounds worse than it is. One inch closed tear at foot of title page. SIGNED by Michael Foreman on half title page. Profusely illustrated in colour. Unpaginated. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : Andersen Press, London 1989, Reprint
£20.00

Green Roger Lancelyn (editor) - Mrs Molesworth

A very good copy of this Bodley Head monograph on the 19th century children's author. 80pp. Frontispiece. Includes a booklist of Mrs. Molesworth's writings and writings about her.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1961, First Edition
£10.00

Greenaway Kate - Marigold Garden

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 62pp. Colour illustrations throughout. An attractive, cheap copy of this well-known book.
Published : Universal Books Ltd., London 1989,
£6.00

Greenaway Kate - Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes

Hardback. Nd. Probably 1920's - 1940's based on the address of the printers, Edmund Evans, Ltd. A very good copy in pictorial boards (three girls looking over a gate) with dark green cloth spine lettered in black. A touch of wear to board tips. Pictorial end-papers. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and little foxing. 56 pages. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London,
£20.00

Greenwood James - The Hatchet Throwers

Illustrated by Ernest Griset.
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some wear to spine ends and board tips and lower board a little marked. Ownership inscription on title page. 164 pages + 16pp adverts. 36 hand-coloured illustrations, mostly full-page. Contains three stories for children.
Published : John Camden Hotten, London 1866, First Edition
£95.00

Greville Dora - The Diary of Mr. Niggs. Unkanny Kat

Illustrated by Aubrey Hammond.
Small 4to. A good copy in decorated boards lacking the top half inch of spine. A very good clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,59. Many humorous black and white illustrations. The diary of a little black cat.
Published : Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd, London 1932, First Edition
£30.00

Gunton T. Payten - Rob Robin

Illustrated by Franke Rogers.
Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's pale green/grey cloth with title in black on spine.Faint school library stamp on front free endpaper. 4 colour illustrations including frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. 80 pages which include 11 page Questionaire at end. Good plus complete dustwrapper which has some edge wear and tear, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Grant Educational Company (London) Ltd., London 1951, First Edition
£10.00

Harrison Michael & Stuart-Clark Christopher - The Oxford Book of Story Poems

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 175pp. Many illustrations including colour. Narrative poems for children.
Published : Oxford University Press 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Harrison, Molly - Growing up in Victorian Days

A very good copy in laminated boards. 72 pages. Many black and white illustrations. A volume in a series of history books for 9-13 year olds which describes what it was like to be a child in former times.
Published : Wayland Publishers 1980, First Edition
£10.00

Hassall John and Aldin Cecil - Two Well-Worn Shoe Stories

Hardback. Oblong folio. A good copy externally with pictorial front board. Shows some wear to board edges. Internally lacks all before title page (possibly including a frontispiece) and with webbing showing at inner edge of front fixed end-paper. Otherwise a decent, clean, copy not foxed and with no ownership inscription. Consists of two stories - "There Was an Old Woman Who Live in a Shoe" illustrated in colour by John Hassall, and "Cock-A-Doodle-Do" illustrated in colour by Cecil Aldin. A scarce book. Pictures on request.
Published : Sands & Co, London 1899, First Edition
£70.00

Hayens Herbert - 'Midst Shot and Shell in Flanders

Hardback. Small 4to. Undated but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1917. A good copy with pictorail front cover. Rather wrinkled blue cloth spine. Wear to board tips. 223 pages. Tipped-in cplour and black and white illustrations. A story book for boys set during the First World War.
Published : Collins,
£18.00

Headon Deirdre - Knights

Illustrated by Julek Heller.
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 191pp. Many illustrations including colour. "A vivid recreation of the bygone age of chivalry".
Published : Encore Editions, London 1989, Reprint
£8.00

Heaton Mrs. Charles - Routledge's Album for Children

Nd. c.1880. A very good copy in green decorated cloth. Some edge foxing. 380 pages. 190 illustrations by Birket Foster, Sir John Gilbert and others. Includes an ABC, lessons in words, short stories etc.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
£30.00

Hedderwick, Mairi - Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in publisher's illustrated laminated boards. Colourfully illustrated. No inscriptions. Unpaginated. A nice clean copy. When Grannnie Island's prize sheep, Alecina, falls in the Boggy Loch just as the judging for the Best Ewe and Fleece Trophy is about to begin, the ever resourceful Katie Morag knows just what to do...
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1986, Reprint
£12.00

Hedderwick, Mairi - Katie Morag Delivers the Mail

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in publisher's illustrated laminated boards. Profusely illustrated in colour, Unpaginated. No inscriptions. A nice clean copy
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1985, Reprint
£12.00

Heming Bracebridge - Combat in the Air

Hardback. N.d. 1920s? A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Black and white frontispiece. 250 pages. Good dustwrapper which has been repaired on reverse with sellotape and although clipped on the flap still shows a price of 6/-. Protected in a removable over.
Published : Sampson Low, London,
£25.00