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Johns Captain W.E. - Biggles Gets His Men

Illustrated by Stead.
Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and which is chipped at the head of the spine although the lettering is still just present. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 189 pages.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1950, First Edition
£8.00

Johns Captain W.E. - Biggles Hunts Big Game

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. Not price clipped. Some edge foxing. 210 pps. Dustwrapper protected by removable cover. 11 illustrations by Stead.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1948, First Edition
£20.00

Johns Captain W.E. - Biggles' Second Case

Illustrated by Stead.
A good copy in a poor dustwrapper which lacks the front inner flap and which has largeish edge chips.. 191 pps. Dustwrapper protected by removeable cover.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1948, First Edition
£10.00

Johns, Captain W.E. - Biggles Hunts Big Game

Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Hardback. Nd. A good copy in a good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. The wrapper, which shows some edge wear and tear is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pages browned. 183 pages. Frontispiece. A volume in the Hampton Library series.
Published : Brockhampton Press, Leicester,
£10.00

Kaplan A.O. - Baby's Souvenir

Illustrated by Frances Brundage.
Nd. Early 20th century. 4to. Generally a very good copy but there is a three inch tear up the inner side of the title page. 67 pages. Colour and black and white illustrations. Many of the entries have been completed for a baby born in 1918. What Santa Claus brought for Christmas 1918, baby's first prayer etc. Interesting period piece.
Published : Dean & Son, London,
£20.00

Kavanagh P.J. - Scarf Jack

A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper. This is the author's first children's novel.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1978, First Edition
£5.00

Kingsley Charles - The Heroes; or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to the boards. All edges gilt. Brown end-papers. 255pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : Macmillan, Cambridge 1859, Second Edition
£14.00

Kipling Rudyard - The Second Jungle Book

Illustrated by J. Lockwood Kipling.
Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine a little dull but lettering clear. A little wear to spine ends. All edges gilt. Rear upper hinge cracked. Gift inscription dated 1895 on front free end-paper. Generally clean internally although with some foxing to a few pages. 238pp + 2pp publisher's adverts. Black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1895, First Edition
£55.00

Kipling, Rudyard - The Crab That Played with the Sea

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 32 pages. Numerous colour illustrations.
Published : Macmillan Children's Books, London 1982, First Edition Thus
£5.00

Klickmann Flora (Editor) - The Girl's Own Annual

Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth. Decorated front board. Title in gilt on spine. N.d. but gift inscription dated 1919. Illustrated endpapers. Coloured frontispiece and two other full-page colour illustrations. Many black and white illustrations. Small ink stain on fore-edge. 672 pages. Stories, articles on women's war-work on the land, the cycle of food production, knitting patterns etc. A fascinating insight into life immediately after the First World War.
Published : The Girl's Own Paper, London, First Edition
£25.00

Klickmann Flora (Editor) - The School Girl's Annual Volume Two

Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Nd. Gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1923. 4to. A very good copy. Pictorial front cover. Wear to board tips. 128 pages. Contains a number of Louis Wain illustrations including a page of cat illustrations headed "Old Friends With New Faces".
Published : ,
£15.00

Knight H.C. - The Rocket;or, the Story of the Stephensons, Father and Son a Book for Boys

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 116pp. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Gift inscription dated 1870. An uplifting story for boys.
Published : T. Nelson & Sons, London 1870,
£15.00

Knowles Gaye - Pedro and Angelique

Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with illustrated front board and title in white on front board and spine. No inscriptions. Edges slightly rubbed and 1 tiny mark on front board. Many illustrations in colour and black and white by the author. 48 pages. Good plus dustwrapper showing some rubbing to spine edges and though clipped still shows the price of 2/- net. Protected in a removable cover. Internally this is a nice clean clean copy.
Published : The Brockhampton Press, Leicester 1950, First Edition
£12.00

Knowles James (Compiler and Arranger) - The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights

A good copy in olive green cloth which is a bit faded and marked. Lacks front end-paper. 308pp.
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1895, Eighth Edition
£8.00

Knox D. B. - Children's Funny Sayings: An Amusing Book for Everybody

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 206 pages.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1925, First Edition
£10.00

Kruse Max - Der Lowe ist Los! Eine Geschichte Fur Grosse Und Kleine Leute

Illustrated by Franziska Bilek.
Hardback. A near very good copy. Red cloth spine and decorated boards. One board tip slightly bumped. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 44 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. Some browning to pages. Text in German.
Published : Verlagsanstalt Hermann Klemm, Freiburg Im Breisgau 1952, First Edition
£20.00

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 - Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets Etc. Etc.

Hardback. A good plus copy in brown cloth with highly decorated upper board. Some wear to board tips and spine ends. Closed one inch tear in cloth at join of spine and upper board. New end-papers. Very little foxing and no ownership inscription. 142 pages. Illustrated in black and white throughout and with some text and nonsense verses.
Published : Frederick Warne & Co, London 1888, Fourth Edition
£60.00

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

Lear Edward - The Pelican Chorus and Other Nonsense Verses

Illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke.
Nd. c. 1905? A good plus copy in red boards with white cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to upper board. Unpaginated. Approx.100pp. Profusely illustrated including colour. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Frederick Warne, London,
£15.00

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

Lloyd Joanna - Jane Runs Away from School

Illustrated by Leo Bates.
Hardback. Nd. but gift inscription on front end-paper is dated 1950. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 256 pages. Frontispiece and three other full-page plates. A school story for girls.
Published : Blackie & Son, London and Glasgow,
£12.00

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