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Kyle Elisabeth - Maid of Orleans the Story of Joan of Arc

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 88pp. Illustrated including colour by Robert Hodgson. The story of Joan of Arc for children.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, Edinburgh 1957, First Edition
£9.00

La Fontaine Jean De - Fables De La Fontaine

Illustrated by Andre Helle.
Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1920s? A very good copy in pictorial boards with green cloth spine. Boards showing a little soiling and edge wear. Small gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. 63 pages. Text in French. Attractive colour illustrations throughout. Photographs available on request.
Published : Berger-Levrault, Nancy,
£85.00

Landells E. - The Boy's Own Toy-Maker: A Pratical Illustrated Guide to the Useful Employment of Leisure Hours

Hardback. N.d. 1881? A good copy in publisher's brown cloth lettered and illustrated in gilt on upper board and spine. Moderate rubbing at head and tail of spine and at board tips. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Pp.xiv,194. Frontispiece and upwards of 200 engravings. Protected in a removable cover. How to make all sorts of toys, puzzles and traps like boys used to do in Victorian times.
Published : Griffith & Farran, London, Eighteenth Thousand Revised and Enlarged
£25.00

Lane Margaret Stuart - Just Peggy

Illustrated by M.D. Johnston.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's illustrated boards. Coloured frontispiece and 12 black and white illustrations. Prize label on front free endpaper. 159 pages. Rather poor dustwrapper which has three largeish chips and which is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London 1925, First Edition
£20.00

Lang Andrew (Editor) - The Animal Story Book

Illustrated by H. J. Ford.
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. All edges gilt. A little wear to spine ends and edges and to board tips. Gift inscription (dated Xmas 1896). Pp.xiv,400. Numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1896, First Edition
£15.00

Lang, Andrew - The Nursery Rhyme Book

Illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on the upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. All edges gilt. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription. A little foxing particularly to the half-title and last few pages of the index. 288 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations including frontispiece and decorated title page. A nice copy of an attrative Victorian book of nursery rhymes.
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1897, First Edition
£60.00

Laver James (introduction) - Children's Fashions in the Nineteenth Century

A good copy. 16 full page colour plates with an Introduction and notes on the plates.
Published : B.T.Batsford Ltd., London 1951, First Edition
£6.00

Le Mair, Henriette W. - Little Green Rhyme Book: A Collection of Favourite Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Henrietta W. Le Mair.
Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front and on spine. Coloured circular illustration on front board and publisher's logo in gilt on rear. No inscriptions. 10 colour illustrations. 24 pages. A lovely clean copy.
Published : Gallery Children's Books, London 1990,
£12.00

Lear Edward - The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple and the Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Unpaginated but about 50 pages. Two short stories by Lear with their original illustrations by him.
Published : Arthur Barker, London 1968, First Edition Thus
£6.00

Lecky S. & E. - Busy Little Bairns

Illustrated by Fred Lip.
Hardback. N.d. 1890's?. A very good copy with pictorial front board. 8 full-page chromolithographs plus black and white illustrations. A little browning to pages and boards showing minor signs of edgewear. No inscriptions and binding is tight. A nice copy with lovely illustrations..
Published : Birn Brothers, London, First Edition
£45.00

Leighton Mrs. (Translator) - The Sweet and Touching Tale of Fleur & Blanchefleur

Illustrated by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in dark blue on front board and on spine. Dark blue illustration on front board. No inscriptions. One or two spots of fore-edge foxing. Profusely illustrated in colour. 61 pages with 2 page catalogue at rear. Good illustrated dustwrapper which has one small edge chip and a long closed tear on the front panel which has been partly sellotaped externally by a previous owner. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleve.. Internally a nice clean copy. Uncommon in dustwrapper.
Published : Daniel O'Connor, London 1922, First Edition
£40.00

Lines, Kathleen (Editor) - Jack and the Beanstalk

Illustrated by Harold Jones.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in pictorial boards. In a very good dustwrapper which is a little frayed at the top of the spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, rmovable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Some "bubbling" to front fixed end-paper. 127 pages. Attractive colour illustrations throughout. Ten nursery stories. "--a distinguished editor and gifted artist have united their talents in a book that will long be treasured."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1960, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Lister Gladys - Tubby the Little Round Bear

Illustrated by Gladys Lister.
Card Covers. N.d. A good plus copy with illustrated boards which are slightly marked in crayon. Top righthand corner of front board has a very tiny piece missing. N.d. but gift inscription SIGNED by Gladys Lister dated 1951. Profusely illustrated. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover. This is a charming story about three koala bears - The Mother Bear, the Father Bear and the Baby Bear.
Published : Leafy Books, Sydney Australia, First Edition
£25.00

Little Sylvia - Stanton's Pulls it Off

Hardback. Nd. but inscription on front end-paper is dated 1955/56. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 187 pages. Colour frontispiece. Some browning to pages (which I think is normal with this title).
Published : Andrew Dakers Ltd., London,
£12.00

Little Sylvia - Two on the Trail

A very good copy in a chipped, worn and creased dustwrapper which is now protected. 121pp. Frontispiece and eight illustrations.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1957, First Edition
£8.00

Lochhead Marion - The Renaissance of Wonder in Children's Literature

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,169. Chapters on George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien etc. This copy belonged to the author. Although it is not signed a postcard to her praising the book and two reviews are included.
Published : Canongate, Edinburgh 1977, First Edition
£15.00

Lochhead Marion - Their First Ten Years Victorian Childhood

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with a couple of tears and a crease down the spine. Pp.xii,247. 9 illustrations. A vivid picture of nursery life in Victorian times.
Published : John Murray, London 1956, First Edition
£8.00

Lochhead Marion - Young Victorians

A near vg copy without dustwrapper. Pp.xii,240. 9 illustrations. This is the story of youths in Victorian times and follows on from "Their First Ten Years" being the story of Victorian children.
Published : John Murray, London 1959, First Edition
£7.00

Lockyer A.M. - Bubbles

Hardback N.d. Late 19th century? A good copy in publisher's blue cloth with coloured illustration on front board. No inscriptions. Corners and edges rubbed. Pages showing signs of foxing. Many coloured illustrations mainly of cats, mice and frogs. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover
Published : Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd., London, First Edition
£35.00

Lofting Hugh - Doctor Dolittle a Treasury

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 288pp. Illus. This is a selection of the finest episodes in the saga of the immortal Dolittle.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1968, First Edition
£6.00

Lofting Hugh - Doctor Dolittle's Caravan

Illustrated by Hugh Lofting.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light grey cloth with title in purple on front board and on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Coloured frontispiece and 75 black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 319 pages. Good illustrated dustwrapper showing a little edge wear and tear and now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, Second Impression
£25.00

Lofting Hugh - The Story of Mrs. Tubbs

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth with pictorial front board. Illustrated endpapers. Coloured and black and white illustrations by Hugh Lofting. A little rubbing to spine ends and board tips. No inscriptions. 95 pages. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Jonathan Cape Ltd., London 1924, First Edition.
£30.00

Lovechild Solomon [Fenn, Lady Eleanor] - Sketches of Little Boys and Girls; and Stories About Dogs

Hardback. N.d. c. 1850? A good plus copy in publisher's green patterned cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine which is faded. Previous owner's address stamp on front endpaper. Many black and white illustrations with the frontispiece appearing twice. Pp.31,31,32. Some light foxing to endpapers.Protected in a removable cover. Internally this is a very nice clean copy. Uncommon.
Published : Dean & Son, London,
£80.00

Lucas E.V. - The Slowcoach: A Story of Roadside Adventure

Illustrated by M. V. Wheelhouse.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with illustration in green and black and title in black on front board and on spine. Illustrated endpapers. All 16 colour plates are present although mostly at a page other than the page indicated. Two maps. No inscriptions. 284 pages plus 12 page publisher's catalogue. Very good scarce illustrated dustwrapper, which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Wells Gardner Darton & Co., London 1910, First Edition
£70.00

MacDonald George - A Rough Shaking

Illustrated by W. Parkinson.
Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound in reddish-brown cloth with the old spine and front cover laid down. Ownership label on front end-paper. 384 pages + 32 pp. publisher's adverts. 11 (of 12) illustrations, lacking the illustration at page241.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1891, First Edition
£38.00

MacDonald Greville - The Magic Crook or the Stolen Baby : A Fairy Story

Illustrated by Arthur Hughes.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in white. The lettering and decoration are quite clear and fresh.Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Foxing to early and late pages. 273pp + 2pp publisher's adverts. Black and white illustrations.
Published : The Vineyard Press; A.C Fifield, London 1911, First Edition
£45.00

Macgregor Mary - Stories from the Ballads Told to the Children

Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Hardback. N.d. circa 1910. 16mo. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with illustration and title in black on front board. Spine faded and rubbed. 8 colour illustrations including frontis. No inscriptions. Tiny piece missing at edge of last illustration. 115 pages. A charming little book illustrated by this Scottish illustrator
Published : T.C. & E.C. Jack, London, First Edition
£18.00

Mack Robert Ellice - All Round the Clock

Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett.
Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1886. Externally very good with decorated upper board. Internally good only because of some spotting and because some of the fine chromolithographs have suffered minor damage from adhesion. 64 pages. Lithographed and printed by Ernest Nister. Charming illustrations.
Published : Griffith Farran & Co, London,
£32.00

Mackarness Mrs. Henry - The Young Lady's Book a Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies and pursuits

Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription is dated 1884. A good copy in blue cloth decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Pp.xx,477 + adverts. 8 full-page colour plates. 270 engravings. Covers all kinds of indoor and outdoor occupations and amusements suitable for a young Victorian lady.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
£40.00

Mackenzie Compton - Santa Claus in Summer

Illustrated by Marian Allen.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's dark pink cloth with title in yellow on spine and front board. Illustration on front board. Front cover of dustwrapper has been pasted onto front endpaper. No inscriptions. Pp.vii,228. Black and white illustrations. Internally a nice clean copy. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford, First Edition
£35.00

Mackenzie Compton - The Dining-room Battle

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Illustrated by Peter Edwards. This is no. 20 in the "Early Bird" series.
Published : Kaye & Ward, London 1972, First Edition
£5.00

Mackenzie Compton - The Strongest Man on Earth

Illustrated by T. Ritchie.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed. 111 pages. Blackand white illustrations. A story for children about Herakles (Hercules?) the strongest man on Earth.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1968, First Edition
£10.00

Mackenzie Compton & Marlowe Mabel - The Unpleasant Visitors & Posset's Toby Jug

Illustrated by Watson A.H & Dunn S..
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with coloured illustration by A.H. Watson pasted on front board. Many black and white illustrations. 32 pages. Contents clean. Protected in a removable cover. Mackenzie wrote "The Unpleasant Visitors" and Marlowe wrote "Posset's Toby Jug".
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford, First Edition
£15.00

Macnair J. H. And E. R. - Ginger

Softback in decorated covers. Nd. c.1934? A very good copy. Unpaginated but 18 pages. Attractive colour illustrations throughout. A story for young children about a Chinese boy who hated ginger. Uncommon.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford, First Edition
£25.00

Mansbridge Arthur - Millicent Mouse and Her Funny Wee House

Illustrated by Jessie May Ellerby.
Hardback. A near very good copy apart from cloth starting to tear at join between spine and front board but protected in removable cover. Buff coloured boards with colour illustration pasted on front board with tiny fraction missing top lefthand corner. 8 coloured and many black and white illustrations. Illustrated endpapers.Unpaginated. No inscriptions. A really nice clean tight copy internally.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London 1927, First Edition
£85.00

Marceau Marcel - The Story of Bip

Illustrated by Marceau Marcel.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy with illustrated front and rear boards. Illustrations on each page, mainly in colour. No ownership inscriiption. Unpaginated .Very good dustwrapper, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. A nice clean copy
Published : New English Library, London 1976, First Edition
£15.00

Marchant Bessie - Molly in the West

Illustrated by Francis E. Hiley.
Hardback. N.d. c. 1945. A very good copy in publisher's grey cloth with title in dark blue on front board and on spine. 4 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Prize label on front endpaper is dated July 8th 1945. 255 pages. The good dustwrapper has some repairs and is price-clipped.
Published : Blackie & Son Ltd., London, Reprint
£8.00

Marchant Bessie - Two of a Kind

Illustrated by L. Stead.
Hardback. N.d. (Book Production War Economy Standard so may be late 1940's.) Very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with title in black on front board and on spine. No Inscriptions. 4 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. 253 pages.The near very good dustwrapper has minor edgewear and slight chipping, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie & Son Ltd., London, Reprint
£18.00

Marryat Augusta - The Young Lamberts - A Boy's Adventures in Australia

Hardback. N.d. School Prize Label dated 1912. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth lettered in gilt on front board and spine and with decorated front board and spine. Spine a little worn and with a little wear at ends. 6 full page black and white illustrations including frontispiece. 339 pages + 4 pages of adverts. Publisher's Notice states "The first edition of this work was issued under the title of "Left to Themselves" but it is now altered to "The Young Lamberts" as the former title was claimed as copyright". Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co., London,
£45.00

Marshall Edmund - Tales of Ambledown Airport No. 2 The Missing Viscount

Illustrated by Ionicus.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's bright yellopw cloth with title in red on front board and spine. Many colour illustrations. No inscriptions. Unpaginated. Near very good dustwrapper which has minor edgewear and is not price-clipped. Protected in a removable cover. The Missing Viscount is the second of the Tales of Ambledown Airport - with Vernon the big,strong Viscount in trouble.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1960, First Edition
£12.00

Martineau Harriet - Feats on the Fiord; a Tale of Norway

Illustrated by P. Ebbutt.
Hardback. A near very good copy in attractively decorated brown boards. Gift inscription on title page. 241 pages + 6pp adverts. Numerous illustrations in text.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1885,
£12.00

Marzials Ada M. - The Bowl of Mist and Other Stories

Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton.
Small 8vo. A good copy in pictorial covers. Some fore-edge foxing. 56 pages. Four colour plates by Honor Appleton. Black and white illustrations. Four short stories.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1928, First Edition
£14.00

Maurois Andre - The Country of Thirty Six Thousand Wishes

Illustrated by D'Adrienne Segur.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in cream cloth with brown cloth spine. Decorated on upper board. In a fairdustwrapper which has pieces missing from the rear panel and at the foot of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some edge and a little end-paper foxing. Pp.[x],59. Frontispiece and 10 full-page colour illustrations. Smaller black and white illustrations. A little girl makes a trip to a land where every child's wish comes true. Uncommon in dustwrapper.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1930, First Edition
£40.00