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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

Grierson Flora - Haunting Edin Burgh

Illustrated by Katharine Cameron.
Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which is a little frayed at head of spine. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.x,178. 22 illustrations by Katharine Cameron of which 16 are in colour. 8 facsimiles of title pages of books. Chapters on "The Spirit of Edin burgh", "The Mediaeval Town", "Life in the Streets" etc.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1929, First Edition
£45.00

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

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

Hawthorne Nathaniel - A Wonder Book

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. Nd. [1922]. Small 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt and attractively decorated in gilt on the front board. Spine a little faded but lettering clear. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.viii,207. 24 colour illustrations, of which 16 are tipped-in. Also decorated end-papers and black and white illustrations.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, First Edition Thus
£200.00

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

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

Herbertson Agnes Grozier - Lucy-Mary or the Cobweb Cloak

Illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on the spine and upper board. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Gift inscription (dated"Xmas 1909") on half-title. Stamped "Presentation Copy" at foot of title page. 203 pages + publisher's catalogue at rear. 6 full-page colour illustrations by Margaret Tarrant.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1910, First Edition
£30.00

Heward Constance - Ameliaranne at the Farm

Illustrated by Greta Dushinsky.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Unpaginated. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1959, Reprint
£24.00

Heward Constance - Ameliaranne Keeps School

Illustrated by S.B.Pearse.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with colour illustration on front board. Smallish gift inscription on front free endpaper. Colour illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. Good plus dustwrapper with minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable cover.
Published : George G. Harrap & #Co.Ltd., London 1940, First Edition
£50.00

Heward, Constance - Ameliaranne Goes Touring

Illustrated by S.B. Pearse.
Hardback. A very good copy in a price-clipped but otherwise very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing, or other internal marking. Unpaginated. Attractive colour illustrations throughout.
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1959, Reprint
£15.00

Hill Lorna - A Dream of Sadler's Wells

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth with a 1cm tear in the cloth at the top of the front board. In a near good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear and rubbing to the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. A little edge foxing. 230 pages. 6 black and white illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1950, First Edition
£15.00

Hill Lorna - Dancer in Danger

Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good plus price-clipped dustwrapper which has sellotape marks on the inner flaps. Rather disfiguring sellotape marks to book end-papers. Edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vi,186. 3 colour plates. 8 pencil drawings.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1960, First Edition
£15.00

Hill Lorna - Dancing Peel

Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Hardback. Nd. 1st edition,1954? A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. SIGNED by author "Best Wishes, Lorna Hill" on title page. No ownership inscription. A little light fore-edge foxing. Pp.iv,220. Colour frontispiece. 8 black and white illustrations. Map end-papers.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London,
£30.00

Hill Lorna - Dress-Rehearsal

Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Hardback. A very good copy. Very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear and a little creasing at top of spine. Not foxed. 192 pages. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. A "Wells" book.
Published : Evans Brothers Ltd., London 1959, First Edition
£18.00

Hill Lorna - No Castanets at the Wells

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a very good dustwrapper which shows just a little wear and tear to the spine ends. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removsable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 192 pages. 7 black and white illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1953, First Edition
£22.00

Hill Lorna - Principal Role

Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped and has one small edge tear. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing. 192 pages. 8 illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1958, Reprint
£9.00

Hill Lorna - Return to the Wells

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little wear to spine ends and has an internally repaired edge tear. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 191 pages. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1955, First Edition
£10.00

Hill Lorna - Rosanna Joins the Wells

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which shows moderate edge wear and tear especiallt to spine ends where there are also small chips. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some edge foxing but quite clean internally. No ownership inscription. 189 pages. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1956, First Edition
£15.00

Hill Lorna - Swan Feather

Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which shows some wear to top of spine and has a 2.5 inch closed tear which has been internally repaired. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Previous owner's name on a small label on front free end-paper. Some fairly light edge foxing but clean internally. 190 pages. 8 illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers, London 1958, First Edition
£15.00

Hill Lorna - The Little Dancer

Hardback. A A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper, which is price-clipped and with some internal foxing, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Prize label. Pp.viii,208. 3 colour plates. 8 pencil drawings. This the the third volume in the "Dancing Peel" series.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1956, First Edition
£10.00

Hill Lorna - Veronica at the Wells

Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A touch of fore-edge foxing. In a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge wear and tear. SIGNED on the title page: "Best wishes from the author, Lorna Hill." 210 pages. 6 illustrations.
Published : Evans Brothers Ltd., London 1956, Reprint
£24.00

Hood Thomas - Humorous Poems

Illustrated by Charles E. Brock.
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in dark green boards lettered and decorated in gilt. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. All edges gilt. Dark green end-papers. Previous owner's name stamped on half-title. Pp.xxxi,236. 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Preface by Alfred Ainger.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1893, First Edition
£14.00

Hood Thomas - Miss Kilmansegg and her Precious Leg a Golden legend

Illustrated by Thomas S. Seccombe.
A good copy in green cloth lettered in green on a gilt background. The gilt has faded from the top four letters on the spine. All edges gilt. Some wear to board tips. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1869 on front end-paper. A little foxing to end-papers but otherwise a nice copy internally. 150 pages. Numerous line illustrations accompany this humorous poem.
Published : E. Moxon & Son, London 1870, First Edition
£55.00

Hood Tom - The Knight and The Dragon

Illustrated by Ernest M.Jessop.
Hardback. Nd. A good copy in publisher's illustrated front and rear covers with green cloth spine. Boards rather grubby and rubbed at corners. Bevelled edges. No inscriptions. 20 pages of verses and illustrations. A very good copy internally.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, Facsimile Edition
£40.00

Horace - The Odes of Horace - Horati Carminum Libri IV

Illustrated by Vera Willoughby.
A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Slight fading to spine.141pp. Text in Latin. This edition of the Odes of Horace is limited to 500 copies for sale set by hand in types designed by Rudolf Koch and printed at the Curwen Press. Five decorations in colour by Vera Willoughby. A little end-paper and top edge foxing but otherwise a nice clean copy.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1926, First Edition Thus
£35.00

Horace - The Odes of Horace - Horati Carminum Libri IV

Illustrated by Vera Willoughby.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor chipping and some closed tears. Some foxing/browning to end-papers. Unopened. No ownership inscription. 141 pages. Text in Latin. Coloured title page illustration and coloured headpieces and black and white tailpieces by Vera Willoughby. Edition limited to 500 copies set by hand in types designed by Rudolf Koch and printed at the Curwen Press.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1926, First Edition Thus
£55.00

Horne, Alan - The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Very small ownership label on front fixed end-paper hidden by flap of wrapper. 456 pages. 160 colour illustrations. More than 300 black and white illustrations. Contains information about 1000 British book illustrators.
Published : Antique Collectors' Club 1999, Reprint
£28.00

Horse Harry - The Ogopogo or My Journey with the Loch Ness Monster

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Some spine lean otherwise a nice copy. 69 pages. Illustrated by the author in black and white. An amusing children's story about the Loch Ness monster.
Published : Macdonald Publishers 1983, First Edition
£20.00

Hughes Shirley - The Nursery Collection

Illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in pictorial laminated boards. Illustrated endpapers. Stories include Bathwater's Hot, When we went to the Park, Colours, All Shapes and Sizes and Noisy. 61 pages. Illustrated imn colour throughout. SIGNED by Shirley Hughes on title page.
Published : Walker Books, London 1994, Reprint
£15.00

Hughes, Ted - Ffangs, the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth

Illustrated by Chris Riddell.
Hardback.A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in silver on spine. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 96 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1986, First Edition
£6.00

Huish Marcus B. - Happy England

Illustrated by Helen Allingham.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.xi,204. Black and white frontispiece and 80 attractive colour illustrations. This is a nice copy of the first reprint of one of the most popular of A & C Black's colour books.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1904, Reprint
£45.00

Hunnisett, Basil - Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,263. 66 plates. The first detailed survey of steel engavings in English books.
Published : Scolar Press, London 1980, First Edition
£13.00

Hunt Cecil - More Hand-Picked Howlers

Illustrated by Edmund Blampied.
Hardback. Just about good. Spine chipped at foot and with edge tears. Fore-edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vi,55. Schoolboy howlers accompanied by Blampied Illustrations.
Published : Methuen, London 1938, First Edition
£18.00

Hutchins Michael (editor) - Yours Pictorially Illustrated Letters of Randolph Caldecott

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 284pp. Illus.
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1976, First Edition
£6.00

Hyatt Alfred H. (editor) - A Book of Gardens

Illustrated by Margaret H. Waterfield.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in black on the front board. Pencilled ownership inscription. 131 pages + 3pp adverts. Frontispiece and eight tipped-in colour illustrations by Margaret Waterfield. Black and white decorations by A.W. Graham Brown.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London & Edinburgh 1920, Reprint
£9.00

Ibsen Henrik - Peer Gynt

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and upper board. Spine a little faded (and with one small mark) but lettering clear. Inscribed on the title page by the publisher as follows: "For the Countess Haig from George Harrap. More than a Lady. A ([underlined] Lady. George Harrap Nov. 16, 1936." Countess Haig was, at that date, the widow of Field Marshall Earl Haig who led the British troops in the First World War. A lovely clean copy internally. 256 pages. 12 lovely full-page tissue-guarded colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Decorated end-papers. An interesting copy of the first Rackham illustrated edition.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1936, First Edition Thus
£250.00

Jacberns Raymond - That Troublesome Dog

Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Nd. but gift inscription is dated 1915. A good copy in decorated boards. Some wear to spine edges. Fore-edge foxing. 297pp. Six full-page colour illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Uncommon.
Published : W & R Chambers, London,
£65.00

Jacobs Joseph - Aesop's Fables

Illustrated by John Hejduk.
Hardback. Square 8vo. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Red endpapers. No inscriptions. 14 full page colour illustrations. Unpaginated. Very good complete dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. "One of America's most respected architects and educators brings to life the stories of Aesop, whose tales have entertained and instructed us for over 25 hundred years. The illustrations were created in 1947 when John Hejduk was still a student at The School of Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York City--"
Published : RIzzoli International Publications Inc., New York 1991, First Edition Thus
£40.00

Jacobs, Joseph; Stobbs, William - Guleesh : A Picture Story from Ireland

Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's illustrated cover which has a slight crack rear board near top of spine (sounds worse than it is). No inscriptions. Colourfully illustrated on each page, 32 pages. Good plus dustwrapper which has a two inch tear on back panel, not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Bodley Head, London 1971, First Edition
£18.00

James Grace - Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales

Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's dark red cloth with gilt illustration on front board and title in gilt on spine. Boards show some dampstaining. Bookplate on front free endpaper. 16 colour illustrations by Warwick Goble. Some foxing to page ends. 232 pages.Good plus illustrated dustwrapper showing fairly minor edge chipping and protected in a removable cover.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1926, Reprint
£45.00

Jerrold, Blanchard - The Life of George Cruikshank in Two Epochs

Hardbacks. A two volume set in very good condition. Brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A little edge foxing but largely clean internally (except for the tissue-guard to each frontis.). No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,284; viii,280 + 32pp publisher's adverts dated February 1882. Numerous illustrations by Cruikshank. Includes a list of works illustrated by him.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1882, First Edition
£50.00

Joan Natalie - Ameliaranne in Town

Illustrated by Susan Beatrice Pearse.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's brown cover with illustration on front board and title in blue. Top and foot of spine rubbed.No inscriptions. Illustrated endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1930, First Edition
£22.00

Kapp Helen - Toying with a Fancy a Book of Drawings

Hardback. 4to. Just about good in a poor dustwrapper. Smallish tears in spine of book. 68 pages. A book of humorous drawings. Introduction by James Laver.
Published : Robert Hale, London, First Edition
£6.00

Kennedy Alexander W.M. Clark - Robert the Bruce a Poem Historical and Romantic

Illustrated by James Faed Junior.
A good copy in decorated vellum which is rather rubbed and marked. Bevelled edges. On hand-made paper. Pp.viii,295. 3 plates by James Faed, Junior.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench & Co, London 1884, First Edition
£16.00