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- A Day in a Child's Life

Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Hardback. [Nd] 1881. 4to. Just about good in green decorated boards which are worn at the edges. Gift inscription. 29 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. Music by Myles B. Foster. Songs by various authors about the different parts of a child's day.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London, First Edition
£20.00

- A Fairy Garland Being Fairy Tales from the Old French

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth letered in gilt on the spine. Spine a little faded and with a little wear to spine ends. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Neat gift inscription (dated 1928) on front end-paper. 251 pages. 12 full-page colour plates by Edmund Dulac.
Published : Cassell & Co, London 1928, First Edition Thus
£42.00

- Aesop's Fables

Illustrated by Harry Rountree.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy with coloured illustration on front board. Not dated but pencilled gift inscription on half title is dated Christmas 1935. Stories include The Apple Tree, The Astrologer and The Traveller and The Ass and the Frogs. 8 coloured and many black and white illustrations. Not paginated. Good dustwrapper with a little edge wear and tear. A nice clean copy with the rare dustwrapper.
Published : The Children's Press, London, First Edition
£20.00

- Baby's Own Book

Oblong 8vo. Nd. Late 19th century. A good copy in thick card covers. Illustrated upper board. Gift inscription. 8 thick card pages of fine colour illustrations depicting nursery rhymes with uncoloured end-paper illustrations.
Published : Ernest Nister, London,
£25.00

- Chansons De France Pour Les Petits Francais Avec Accompagnements De J.B. Weckerlin

Illustrated by M.B. De Monvel.
Hardback. Oblong 4to. A near very good copy in publisher's red cloth with white daisies on front and rear boards and blind- stamped gilt flowers and title in black on front board. 24 French children's songs with colour illustrations on each page. 47 pages.
Published : Librairie Plon, Paris 1928, First Edition
£40.00

- Fairy Tales

Illustrated by J.S.Goodall.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 159 pages. 9 colour plates of which 7 are double-page. Many black and white illustrations. A book of favourite fairy tales. This is a Prince Charming Colour Book.
Published : Ward Lock, London 1963, First Edition Thus
£30.00

- Giles Sunday Express & Daily Express Cartoons Fourteenth Series

Softback. A good copy. Not price-clipped. Crease in lower cover.
Published : Beaverbrook Newspapers, London 1960,
£5.00

- Jones' Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles Etc. Of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and other Picturesque Scenery Accompanied with Historical Descriptions of the Mansions, Lists of Pictures, Statues Etc -- --

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece with a further title-piece on the front board. No ownership inscription. Title vignette (Kinfauns Castle, Perthshire) and 80 steel engravings on 40 plates. Some foxing mainly to verso of plates, the great majority of the plates themselves being clean. Described as "forming part of the general series of Jones' Great Britain Illustrated."
Published : Jones & Co, London 1829, First Edition
£85.00

- Miss Browne the Story of a Superior Mouse

Illustrated by Madeline Hall.
Nd. c.1900. Square glazed pictorial boards. Just about good. Boards rather worn at tips and spine ends. Previous owner's name and date on title page. A little damage to two illustrations. Unpaginated but 20pp. Attractive chromolithographic illustrations. Scan on request.
Published : Ernest Nister, London, First Edition
£28.00

- Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Hardback. Nd. [1881]. A good copy of the second issue of the first edition (Schuster & Engen, 140(1b)). The lattice work design boards are darkened to green rather than white and are a little rubbed. "G" of "Goose" is upside-down on both front and rear boards. Olive green end-papers. Darkened pink spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 48pp. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,
£50.00

- Mother Goose Rhymes

Illustrated by S.B. Pearse and Winifred M. Ackroyd.
Hardback. n.d. c.1930? A very good copy with pictorial front board. 4 charming colour illustrations by S.B. Pearse and black and white line drawings on each page by Winifred Ackroyd. One colour illustration has a small closed tear at foot of page. Gift inscription. Unpaginated. A tight and internally clean copy
Published : J.Coker & Co. Ltd., London,
£20.00

- Mother Goose the Old Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver on the spine and decorated in silver on the upper board. In a good dustwrapper which shows some browning to the spine and fairly minor chipping to the spine ends. A little edge and end-paper foxing but generally clean internally. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,160. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. A book of favourite traditional nursery rhymes illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1948, Reprint
£40.00

- Number Seven Joy Street a Medley of Prose & Verse for Boys and Girls

Hardback. n.d. but 1920's. A very good copy in publisher's patterned cloth and endpapers. Short stories by various authors including Laurence Housman, Eleanor Farjeon Lord Dunsay, and Compton Mackenzie. 7 tipped-in-colour plates by Marjorie Dawes, Ruth Cobb, May Smith, Mariian Allen, Roy Meldrum, C.T,.Nightingale and A.H. Watson. 230 pages. A good plus, attractive, dustwrapper illustrated by Marian Allen with some closed tears and minor chips. A nice tight clean copy.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford, First Edition
£45.00

- Number Three Joy Street a Medley of Prose & Verse for Boys and Girls

Hardback. n.d. but early 1920's. A good plus copy in publisher's patterned cloth and endpapers. A little spine wear. Stories and poems by various authors including Walter de la Mare, G.K. Chesterton, Laurence Housman and others. 8 tipped-in colour plates by Vera Hibbert, Doris Pailthorpe, Hugh Chesterman, A.H. Watson, Harry Rountree, and W.G. Raffe. 218 pages. A nice clean copy inside.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford, First Edition
£12.00

- Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Boardbook for young children. N.d. A good copy with illustrated boards and green spine. 14 illustrations by Anne Anderson. Corner of boards rubbed. Small split at top of one of the pages. Unpaginated.
Published : Nelson, London, First Edition
£7.00

- Pictures of Natural History

Hardback. A very good copy in mottled maroon cloth. Bevelled edges. Lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and with a gilt decoration of a dog and boy on upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 48 pages. 18 full-page chromolithographs. Black and white illustrations. A Victorian child's book telling of the lion, tiger, leopard, zebra etc and also domestic animals such as goat, sheep and hen.
Published : Nelson and Sons, London 1869,
£55.00

- Playbox Annual 1918

Illustrated by Louis Wain and Others.
Hardback. A good copy with many illustrations by Louis Wain, A,E, Jackson, Heath Robinson and others. Gift inscription dated Xmas 1917. Boards rubbed at edges and at corners. Internally the book is clean 207 pages..
Published : Amalgamated Press, London, First Edition
£30.00

- Schumann Album of Children's Pieces for Piano

Illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair.
4to. No date but prize inscription is dated 1934. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper (now protected) missing pieces at spine ends and with 3 inch closed tear to upper board. 28pp. 12 coloured headpiece illustrations in text plus coloured illustration on title page.
Published : Augener Ltd., London,
£40.00

- The Child's Book of Verse

Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Hardback. A good copy with pictorial front board and red spine. Front board creased down the centre. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated January 1961. 16 full page colour illustrations. 128 pages.
Published : Ward Lock & Co.Ltd., London,
£12.00

- The Christmas Story as Told on Play School

Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's white cloth with black title. Illustrated endpapers and illustrated on each page. Unpaginated.. Some browning to page ends. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : British Broadcasting Corporation, London 1968, First Edition
£18.00

- The Jackie Jackdaw Book

Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's cream cloth with colour illustration pasted on front board.12 full page beautiful colour illustrations and black and white drawings by Anne Anderson. Unpaginated. While the boards are slightly grubby, internally the book is very clean indeed. A scarce book.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1920, First Edition
£75.00

- The Marriage of Robin Redbreast and the Wren

Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
A very good, clean, copy of this Saltire Chapbook no.4. Stitched paper covers. Eight pages. Colour illustration on front cover and black and white illustrations by Joan Hassall.
Published : The Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1948, Reprint
£10.00

- The Old Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by Jack Orr.
Hardback. 4to. Nd. c. 1920? A good copy in decorated paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Wear to board edges and browning to spine. Unpaginated. A book of 16 thick card pages with a nursery rhyme and attractive colour illustration on each intended for younger children.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons,
£22.00

- The Real Mother Goose

Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.
Nd. but previous owner's inscription is dated 1932. 4to. A good copy. Unpaginated but c.100pp. Popular nursery rhymes with colour illustrations on each page.
Published : J. Coker & Co, London,
£20.00

- The Sermon on the Mount

Illustrated by Owen Jones.
Hardback. A very good copy in an attractively decorated dark wine calf binding. Raised bands on spine. Some rubbing at join of spine and lower board. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Two bookplates and gift inscription on front end-papers. Unpaginated. Wonderful colour decration to each page by Owen Jones. Some rather faint foxing to page margins. Photographs available on request.
Published : Longman & Co, London 1844, First Edition Thus
£250.00

- The Star-Spangled Banner

Illustrated by Peter Spier.
Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy with illustrated front board which is slightly rubbed top and foot of spine and at corners. Front and rear illustrated endpapers show a collection of flags of the American Revolution, those of its Government and its Armed Forces and those of the United States of America. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour.Good illustrated dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear which is not price-clipped.
Published : Doubleday & Company Inc., New York 1973, First Edition
£10.00

- The Tales the Letters Tell Book Two

Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's buff coloured boards with illustration and title in black. Black and white illustrated endpapers. 4 colour and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 146 pages. A nice tight clean copy.
Published : The Grant Educational Co., Ltd., London 1945, First Edition
£15.00

- Whuppity Stoorie

Illustrated by Joan Hassall.
A very good copy of this Saltire Chapbook no.6. Stitched paper covers. Eight pages. Black and white illustrations by Joan Hassall.
Published : The Saltire Society, Edinburgh 1946, First Edition
£12.00

"A.Nobody" [Browne Gordon] - Some More Nonsense for the Same Bodies as Before

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in yellow boards lettered in red with red cloth spine. Some wear at board tips. Browning to page edges. Numerous amusing colour illustrations and poetry.
Published : Wells Gardner Darton & Co, London 1896, First Edition
£20.00

"B.B" - Manka the Sky Gipsy the Story of a Wild Goose

Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. Some spotting to end-papers but generally clean. Pp.xxi,258. 15 full page plates + head and tail -pieces. This edition has a new introduction by "BB".
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1951, Second Edition
£22.00

"B.B" - Wild Lone the Story of a Pytchley Fox

Illustrated by D.J. Watkins Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original boards. In a fair dustwrapper lacking a piece (approx. 5cm x 4cm) at foot of front panel and some edge tears and minor chipping elsewhere. Light fore-edge foxing but a clean copy internally and with no ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,268. 13 full-page plates + head-pieces and tail-pieces. Photograph available on request.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1938, First Edition
£40.00

"BB" - September Road to Caithness and the Western Sea

Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 168 pages. 72 black and white drawings by the author. The story of the author's further wanderings in the Scottish Highlands after "the Autumn Road to the Isles."
Published : Nicholas Kaye, London 1962, First Edition
£30.00

"Quiz" - Sketches of Young Ladies: In Which These Interesting Members of the Animal Kingdom are Classified According to Their Several Instincts, Habits and General Characteristics

Illustrated by "Phiz".
Hardback. A fair to good copy in light blue paper-covered boards. Illustrated upper board. A previous owner has applied clear sellotape neatly to the spine as it was splitting from the boards. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.viii,80. Six illustrations (of which four retain tissue-guards).
Published : Chapman and Hall, London 1838, Seventh Edition
£30.00

"R.D." - Out of the Ark or Creatures Facetious in Cut and Doggerell

Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's red marled cloth with white paper label on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 119 pages. Lacks blank rear end-paper. A book of humorous verse about animals real and imaginary.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1930, First Edition
£7.00

"Various Writers" - The Spell of the Open Air

Illustrated by Harry Rountree.
A good copy in blue wraps which are faded in the area of the spine. Nd c.1920? Pictorial onlay to upper cover. Some foxing to end-papers. 43pp + 2pp. publisher's adverts. 4 colour illustrations by Harry Rountree. One of Foulis' "Open Air Booklets."
Published : T. N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh,
£20.00

'BB' - The Idle Countryman

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in maroon on cream spine. Upper board tips just a little bumped. Gift inscription on front endpaper with illustration pasted beneath. Black and white illustrations. 192 pages. Fair dustwrapper with small chips and closed tears which has been repaired internally with sellotape. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1943, First Edition
£32.00

'BB' - The Wind in the Wood

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in silver on front board and spine which shows a little fading at the very foot. No inscriptions. 12 superb full page colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations in the text. Some light foxing to endpapers and page ends. 143 pages. Good price-clipped dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear and minor chipping. The wrapper is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hollis & Carter, London 1952, First Edition
£90.00

[Hey, Mrs. R.] - The Spirit of the Woods

Hardback. A lovely copy in a fine, dark green, leather binding lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. Some wear at the join of the spine and upper board. All edges gilt. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. Pp.xvi,306. 26 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. The author tells us something of the history, distribution, use etc of a large number of trees with frequent literary allusion. Photographs available on request.
Published : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, London 1837, First Edition
£365.00

Adams G.D. - Red Vagabond the Story of a Fox

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 20 full page black and white illustrations with endpaper map of Tag's Country. Ppix,189. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Batchworth Press, London 1951, First Edition
£45.00

Ainslie Kathleen - Sammy Goes A'hunting

Hardback. Nd. [1905]. A good copy in decorated upper board. Some wear, and a little chipping, to spine. Unpaginated c.24 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. Hand-written text and Dutch doill characters.
Published : Castell Brothers Ltd., London,
£45.00

Alderson, Brian - Edward Ardizzone: A Bibliographic Commentary

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. 309 pages. 3 colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. This is a full-scale bibliography of "Ardizzone's books dust-jackets, commercial work and ephemera, with notes on his periodical contributions, war art, prints, posters and bookplates."
Published : The British Library/ Private Libraries Association, London 2003, First Edition
£20.00

Aldin Cecil - Old Manor Houses

Hardback. A very good, bright copy in grey cloth with attractively decorated spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish chips and tears. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Some end-paper foxing but generally clean internally. 109 pages. 12 tissue-guarded plates and other tinted and black and white illustrations. Decorated end-papers.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1923, First Edition
£45.00

Aldin Cecil - Pickles

Hardback. 4to. 1909. Red cloth spine lettered in gilt shows a few smallish patches of fading. Green cloth boards with upper board lettered in red (edged in gilt). No ownership inscription and not foxed. 24 attractive full-page colour plates in very good condition. Decorated end-papers and title page. The story of a mischievous puppy. An uncommon early Aldin title. Photograph available on request.
Published : Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton, London, First Edition
£400.00

Aldin Cecil - The Cecil Aldin Book

Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Hardback. A near very good copy with bright orange paper title on front board and slightly darkened paper title on spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 193 pages. 8 colour plates. 7 half-tone plates. 95 black and white drawings. Contributions by P.G. Wodehouse, Patrick Chalmers, James Douglas, Humbert Wolfe, Eleanor Helme and Others.Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1932, First Edition
£35.00

Allen Warner - Our Italian Front

Illustrated by Martin Hardie.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's blue cloth which is slightly marked on front board with title in gilt on spine. Some edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. 203 pages. 50 tissue-guarded colour illustrations. Folding sketch map at rear.
Published : A. & C. Black, London 1920, First Edition
£30.00

Andersen Hans - Stories from Hans Andersen

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. Nd. c.1920? A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper, now protected in a clear removable sleeve which has an illustration laid on to front cover. No ownership inscription. Edge foxing but largely clean internally. 195 pages. 14 tipped-in plates by Dulac with captioned guards. An attractive looking copy.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London,
£95.00

Andersen Hans - Stories from Hans Andersen

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. 4to. Nd. [1911]. A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Smallish mark to front board. A clean copy internally without foxing or ownership inscription. Peacock decoration to end-papers. Pp.viii,250. Contains seven stories. 28 full-page tipped-in colour plates.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, New York & London 1911, First US Trade Edition
£240.00

Andersen Hans Christian - Danish Fairy Tales and Legends

Illustrated by W.H. Robinson.
Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Some fading to spine but lettering clear. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. No ownership inscription. 332 pages + 20 page publisher's catalogue. Edge tear at page 106 and a few pages roughly opened. 16 illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. Includes 45 fairy tales and a Memoir of the author.
Published : Bliss, Sands & Co, London 1897, First Edition Thus
£75.00

Andersen Hans Christian - Fairy Tales

Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Illustrated endpapers. 12 colour illustrations. No ownership inscription. Small mark at edge of page 155. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1981, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Andersen Hans Christian - Seven Tales By Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 6 colour illustrations including title page. 128 pages. Near very good dustwapper which has a crease and closed tear on the rear panel and is protected in a removable cover. Internally a nice clean copy.
Published : World's Work Ltd., Tadworth Surrey 1972, First UK Edition Thus
£10.00