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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

Doorly Eleanor - The Insect Man: A Tale of How the Yew Tree Children Went to France to Hear the Story of Jean Henri Fabre in the Places Where he Lived and to See the Homes of Some of the Insects Whose Life-Story he Has Written

Illustrated by Robert Gibbings.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in black. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a very small chip at the top of the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and just a little foxing. Pp.xv,170. Frontispiece, title page vignette and wood engravings in the taxt by Robert Gibbings. Introduction by Walter De La Mare.
Published : W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge 1936, First Edition
£25.00

Doudney Sarah - Thistle Down

Hardback. Nd. c.1890? A very good copy in attractive pictorial boards which are a little rubbed at edges. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Decorated end-papers. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 32 pages. Poetry with attractive colour lithographs.
Published : Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd., London,
£50.00

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

Duncan Jane - Janet Reachfar and Chickabird

Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's illustrated boards with title on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated in colour. Top and foot of spine a little bumped. Unpaginated. In a near very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped.
Published : Macmillan, London 1978, First Edition
£10.00

Duncan, Jane - Herself and Janet Reachfar

Illustrated by Mairi Hedderwick.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's illustrated laminated boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. Unpaginated. A nice copy.
Published : Macmillan, London 1980, Reprint
£8.00

Eagar Frances - The Tin Mine

Illustrated by Lynette Hemmant.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's orange cloth with illustrated front board. Title in black on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated throughout. 48 pages. Good dustwrapper which is slightly rubbed at spine ends and has a closed tear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1973, First Edition
£16.00

Edwards Lionel - A Sportsman's Bag

Hardback. Folio. [1926]. A near very good copy in orange/tan cloth lettered in black which is a little faded/marked at the top of the upper board. The remains of the dustwrapper, comprising the rear panel and about two-thirds of the illustrated front panel, is loosely inserted. This is no. 15 of 100 autographed copies in which each of the eighteen full-page, tissue-guarded, mounted colour plates is signed in pencil by the author. Line illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London, First Edition
£850.00

Edwards Lionel - My Hunting Sketch Book

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Title piece on upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Small tear at foot of page 25 not affecting the illustration. Pp.xiii,28. Colour frontispiece and 14 attractive colour plates on each right-hand page with text on left hand pages.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1928, First Edition
£85.00

Edwards Lionel - My Hunting Sketch Book Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set published in 1928 and 1930 respectively. Vol.I pp.xiii,28 + frontispiece and 14 colour plates. Attractive coloured wedding gift card pasted to front end-paper. A fair amount of foxing but the plates themselves are either clean or only a little affected. Vol. II,pp.xv,40. Frontispiece and 11 colour plates + 9 black and white sketches. A little marked on front cover. Neat gift inscription on front end-paper. One or two spots of foxing to early pages but overall a very clean copy.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, First Edition
£110.00

Edwards Lionel - My Scottish Sketch Book

Hardback. Folio. Original boards with title label on upper board. Front hinges cracked. Childish pencil drawings on four blank pages. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,32. 16 colour plates which are clean and attractive.
Published : Country Life, London 1929, First Edition
£55.00

Edwards Lionel - My Scottish Sketch Book

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Clean externally and internally with no ownership inscription, foxing etc. Title piece on upper board. Pp.vii,32. Colour frontispiece and 15 attractive colour illustrations on each right-hand page with text on left-hand pages. Also smaller black and white illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London 1929, First Edition
£58.00

Eliot George (Edited By Gordon S. Haight) - Silas Marner the Weaver of Raveloe

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xviii,262. 24 coloured illustrations including frontispiece and title-page vignette.
Published : J. M Dent & Co, London 1905, First Edition Thus
£30.00

Emanuel Walter - A Dog Day or the Angel in the House

Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in pictorial paper-covered boards with red cloth spine. Some wear to board edges and boards a little soiled. Gift inscription and trace of a stain on front end-papers. Otherwise a decent copy internally. Unpaginated. Attractive Aldin illustrations on each right-hand page with text on facing pages.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1903, New and Cheap Edition
£25.00

Emett - High Tea

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's yellow cloth with illustration in red on front board. This is a collection of humorous drawings from "Punch". No inscriptions. Unpaginated. Good dustwrapper with minor edge chips and closed tears and a piece missing at top of spine. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Faber & Faber Ltd., London 1950, First Edition
£22.00

Emett, Rowland - Alarms and Excursions and Other Transports Transfixed By Emett

Hardback. 4to. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. A selection of Emett's transport drawings.
Published : John Murray, London 1977, First Edition Thus
£17.00

Ewald, Carl (Translated By G.C. Moore Smith) - The Queen Bee and Other Nature Stories

Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on front board and spine. Spine a little dull. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1907. Some internal spotting. 125 pages. 8 full-page colour illustrations (including tissue-guarded frontispiece) by Edmund Dulac and others.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1907, First Edition Thus
£28.00

Faralla Dana - The Singing Cupboard

Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Just a little rubbed on front board. Many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 90 pages. Good dustwrapper which has some closed tears two of which have been sellotaped on the reverse. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Blackie, London 1962, First Edition
£30.00

Farjeon Eleanor - Then There Were Three

Illustrated by Isobel and John Morton Sale.
A good copy in red cloth. Spine lettering faded. Smallish damp stain on upper board. Internally vg. 174pp. Includes "Cherrystones,"The Mulberry Bush" and "The Starry Floor". Verse with black and white illustrations.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1958, First Edition Thus
£6.00

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

Fawcett, William - Thoroughbred and Hunter : Their Breeding, Training and Management from Foalhood to Maturity

Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,140. 10 illustrations by Lionel Edwards.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1934, First Edition
£15.00

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

Fielding Henry - The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

Illustrated by Norman Tealby.
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Decorated end-papers. Some light edge foxing. Pp.xxxi,350. 12 full-page illustrations + decorations. Introduction by J. B. Priestley.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1929, First Edition Thus
£18.00

Fisher Harrison - American Beauties

Illustrated by E. Stetson Crawford.
4to. A very good copy in a poor dustwrapper which is incomplete,comes in two parts and has external sellotape repairs. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Unpaginated. Attractive colour illustrations. The spine lettering has faded but otherwise the book itself is a very nice copy.
Published : The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis 1909, First Edition
£50.00

Fitzgerald Edward - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's white cloth with coloured decoration on board and spine. Illustrated endpapers.12 colour illustrations. No inscriptions . 191 pages. Very clean interior. Good plus protected dustwrapper with closed tears.
Published : Doubleday & Company, New York 1952, Reprint
£18.00

Fitzgerald Edward (Translator) - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. This is Fitzgerald's fourth rendering in English verse. 100pp. 8 full page colour illustrations by Pogany plus black and white illustrations. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1934, First Edition Thus
£20.00

Fitzgerald Edward (Translator) - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Nd. Perhaps 1920s? 8vo. A near very good copy in soft green leather (perhaps rebound) with title and decoration in gilt on front cover. Not titled on spine. Top edge gilt. Other edges stained red. Patterned end-papers. Pp.viii,189. 12 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac with tissue guards. Includes both the first and second editions of the translation by Edward Fitzgerald.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London,
£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

France Anatole - The Red Lily

Illustrated by Donia Nachshen.
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gillt. In a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper. Decorated end-papers. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 325 pages. 12 full-page illustrations + decorations.
Published : John Lane , The Bodley Head, London 1930, First Edition Thus
£14.00

Frazer, Lady - The Singing Wood

Illustrated by H.M. Brock.
Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the spine and front board. Rear board spotted. In a fair dustwrapper which has some tears and chipping and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author and loosely laid in are two hand-written letters by the author, one of which extends to five pages. Some edge foxing and foxing to early pages including the title page. Pp.ix,144. Coloured frontispiece and black and white illustrations by H.M. Brock. "A charming collection of eighteen original fairy stories in the classic manner, but with a treatment so fresh and different that they make a special appeal."
Published : A & C Black, London 1931, First Edition
£40.00

Garfield Leon - Guilt and Gingerbread

Illustrated by Fritz Wegner.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in silver on the spine. Profusely illustrated in black and white. No inscriptions. 77 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Viking Kestrel, London 1984, First Edition
£8.00

Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn - Cranford

Illustrated by C.E. Brock.
Hardback. A near very good copy in light green boards lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,255. 25 coloured illustrations by C.E. Brock. Foxing to tissue-guard of frontispiece.
Published : J.M. Dent & Co, London 1904,
£18.00

Gatty Mrs. Alfred - Legendary Tales

Illustrated by Phiz.
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original red boards. A litle wear to spine edges.. 297 pages. Illustrated. Contains three stories: ""A Legend of Sologne"; "The Hundredth Birthday"; and "The Treasure-Seeker".
Published : Bell and Daldy, London 1858, First Edition
£30.00

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

Goldsmith Oliver - The Vicar of Wakefield

Hardback. A near very good copy in the de luxe cream vellum binding which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little browned/marked towards the head of the lower board. Top edge gilt. Browning to front free end-paper otherwise a very nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Red silk ribbon present. Pp.xvii,242. 25 colour illustrations including frontispiece and title-page vignette. Photograph available on request.
Published : J. M. Dent & Co, London 1904, First Edition Thus
£65.00

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

Grahame Kenneth - The Headswoman

Illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster.
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in patterned boards with white linen spine. Lettered in black on white title pieces on spine and upper board. In a good plus dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at head of spine and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp[x],53 + 2pp adverts. 8 colour illustrations + woodcut head-pieces.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1921, First Illustrated Edition
£20.00

Gray Thomas - Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Illustrated by Frank Adams.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a rather poor but almost complete slip-case. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Unpaginated. 8 tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece. 16 black and white illustrations + smaller vignettes. "The publishers feel that the present edition is worthy of the great poem and that the illustrations even enhance its beauty".
Published : The Medici Society, London 1931, First Edition Thus
£30.00