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Mitford Mary Russell - Our Village

Hardback. A very good copy of the first Brock edition in the de luxe vellum binding which is elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Red silk page marker present. Pp.xv,309. 25 coloured illustrations by C. E. Brock.
Published : J. M. Dent & Co, London 1904,
£85.00

Moir D.M. - The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith

Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Nd. c. 1900? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Not foxed. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,230. 8 illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh, Reprint
£8.00

Monckton Ella - The Little Clown

Illustrated by Clifford Webb.
Hardback. 16mo. A near very good copy in publisher's illustrated cloth with title on front board and on spine. A little rubbing at spine ends and board tips. Illustrated endpapers. Many colour and black and white illustrations. 44 pages. Good plus illustrated dustwrapper which is chipped at top of spine and with minor edge wear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. A circus story.
Published : F. Warne & Co., London 1956, First Edition
£28.00

Monckton Ella - Tim Minds the Shop

Illustrated by Patricia Turner.
Hardback. A very good copy with illustrated boards . Title in red on front board and in black on spine. No inscriptions. Eight full page colour illustrations including frontispiece + smaller colour illustrations. 43 pages. Near very good illustrated dustwrapper which has minor chips at top and foot of spine, is not price-clipped and is protected in as removable cover.
Published : F. Warne & Co. Ltd, London 1957, First Edition
£18.00

Moncrieff A. R. Hope - The Heart of Scotland

Illustrated by Sutton Palmer.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with colour illustration and title in gilt on front board and on spine. Tiny closed tears in cloth at top of spine. Top edge gilt. Small gift inscription on blank free endpaper. Some edge and end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally. 24 colour plates. Fold out map at rear. 206 pages + 2 page publisher's catalogue. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1909, First Edition
£40.00

Morley Charles - Peter a Cat O' One Tail his Life and Adventures

Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black and with an illustration of an ill Peter on the upper board by Louis Wain. Top edge gilt. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1891 on the front end-paper. 88 pages. Numerous small or smallish illustrations throughout. Peter was Louis Wain's own cat and the author, Charles Morley, is described as "a pal of Peter's." Photographs available on request.
Published : Pall Mall Gazette Office, London 1892, First Edition
£480.00

Morpurgo Michael - The Mozart Question

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's illustrated boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. No inscriptions. Illustrated coloured endpapers. 76 pages. Very good illustrated dustjacket which is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Walker Books, London 2007, First Edition Thus
£9.00

Morpurgo, Michael - The Last Wolf

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn but with some fading to the spine (although the lettering is clear). The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 92 pages. Black and white illustrations throughout by Michael Foreman.
Published : Doubleday, London 2002, First Edition
£12.00

Morris William and Cockerell S.C. - A Note By William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short History and Description of the Press By S.C. Cockerell Reprinted for Philo-Biblon to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of William Morris 1834:1934

Quarto. A very good copy in marbled boards with a leather spine. Some rubbing to spine but lettering clear. A clean copy apart from a small ownership inscription. 32pp. Frontispiece of William Morris by John Farleigh. Attractive woodcuts.
Published : London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, London 1934, Large Paper Edition Second Printing
£90.00

Morris, Richard - Flora Conspicua ; A Selection of the Most Ornamental Flowering, Hardy, Exotic and Indigenous Trees, Shrubs, and Herbaceous Plants, for Embellishing Flower-gardens and Pleaseure-grounds. Drawn and Engraved from Living Specimens By William Clark

Hardback. 8vo. An attractive copy in a contemporary half morocco binding lettered and attractively decorated in gilt on spine. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Unpaginated. With 59 of 60 beautiful hand-coloured engraved plates (1 double page) by William Clark, each with accompanying text. Index. The plates are clean and, with very minor exceptions, free of foxing. First issued in Parts each plate, with a very few exceptions, contains a date (either 1825 or 1826) and publisher (most often Smith Elder & Co or Longmans & Co) at the foot. This copy is lacking one plate (Plate 37) but the quality of the engravings is some of the best ever achieved in Britain. In "Great Flower Books 1700-1900, Sacheverell Sitwell describes this as "a rare and lovely botanical work." Photographs available on request.
Published : Thomas Griffiths, London 1830,
£1,450.00

Mrs. Molesworth - The February Boys: a Story for Children

Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth with Attwell decorations on the upper board and on the spine. Child's ownership inscription (dated Xmas 1909). Some, mainly fore-edge, foxing. 266 pages + 48pp illustrated adverts. 8 attractive colour plates by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Published : W & R Chambers, London 1909, First Edition Thus
£40.00

Mund E.D. - Reisen Und Abenteuer des Freiherrn Von Munchhausen Wie Er Dieselben im Kreise Seiner Freunde Selbst Zu Erzahlen Pflegte. Fur Die Jugend Bearbeitet

Hardback. 4to. Nd. Perhaps 1920's. A very good copy with pictorial onlay to upper board. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.viii,98 + 2pp adverts. 6 full-page colour plates and many black and white illustrations. Text in German. Baron Von Munchhausen adapted for children.
Published : Loewes Verlag Ferdinand Carl, Stuttgart,
£20.00

Murphy John Stewart - Canals How They Were Built

Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
Hardback.A very good copy with illustrated boards. llustrated endpapers. No inscriptions. Many brown, black and white illustrations in text. 32 pages. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped (original price 10/6d net) and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1961, First Edition
£35.00

Murphy, J. Stewart - How They Were Built: Bridges

Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
Hardback. A very good copy in pictorial boards (now protected by a clear, removable, sleeve). Gift inscription on front end-paper. 32 pages. Black and white illustrations on each page with fold-out central colour illustration of the Sydney Harbour bridge under construction.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1958, First Edition
£25.00

Nashe Thomas - The Unfortunate Traveller or the Life of Jacke Wilton

Illustrated by Michael Ayrton.
A very good copy. 121pp. Full-page illus. by Michael Ayrton.
Published : John Lehmann, London 1948, First Edition Thus
£6.00

Needham Violet - Adventures at Hampton Court

Illustrated by Will Nickless.
Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal markimng. 160 pages. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1954, First Edition
£48.00

Needham Violet - Adventures at Windsor Castle

Illustrated by David Walsh.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in black. In a just about good dustwrapper which has a fair amount of edge wear and tear with minor chipping. Prize label on front fixed end-paper. 142 pages. Black and white illustrations.
Published : Lutterworth Press, London 1957, First Edition
£50.00

Needham Violet - How Many Miles to Babylon

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy. In a good plus dustwrapper which has minor edge chipping. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some fore-edge and end-paper foxing. 191 pages. 18 line drawings including frontispiece. Photograph available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1953, First Edition
£85.00

Needham Violet - Pandora of Parrham Royal

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy. In a good dustwrapper which has minor chipping and closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 286 pages. 22 line drawings including frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London 1951, First Edition
£60.00

Needham Violet - Richard and the Golden Horse Shoe

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. In a good dustwrapper with minor edge tears and foxed internally. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. 192 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1954, First Edition
£65.00

Needham Violet - Stormy Petrel

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A good plus copy in blue cloth lettered in black. A little fading to spine ends and at one other point on spine. In a just about good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (although the lettering remains readable) and with a horizontal tear on the spine. Some browning/foxing to fore-edge of wrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 318 pages. Frontispiece and 22 black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1942, First Edition
£80.00

Needham Violet - The Avenue

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Thin ring mark on rear board. In a good, bright, dustwrapper with a chip at top of spine which leaves the lettering intact. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 221 pages. 20 illustrations including frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London 1952, First Edition
£28.00

Needham Violet - The Bell of the four Evangelists

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which has minor edge tears/chips. Ownership inscription dated 1947 on front free end-paper. 256 pages. 28 illustrations including frontispiece.
Published : Collins, London 1947, First Edition
£25.00

Needham Violet - The Bell of the Four Evangelists

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. A little fading to the board edges. In a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish chips and tears and a larger tear (approx. 9cm) at the join of the front inner flap and th front cover. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A little edge foxing but no ownership inscription and not foxed internally. 256 pages. 28 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1947, First Edition
£18.00

Needham Violet - The Betrayer

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original light green cloth. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge wear and tear and minor chipping to spine ends. The surface has been rubbed from a small area (approx. 2cm x 1cm) on the front panel of the wrapper where something like a price label has been removed. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. 284 pages. Black and white illustrations. A "Stormy Petrel" story.
Published : Collins, London 1950, First Edition
£25.00

Needham Violet - The Black Riders

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. In a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper with minor chipping to spine ends. The wrapper, which is rather browned, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Some fore-edge foxing. 286 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. The author's first book. Scarce in dustwrapper. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1939, First Edition
£195.00

Needham Violet - The Black Riders

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered in black. Lacks dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 286 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. The author's first book.
Published : Collins, London 1939, First Edition
£75.00

Needham Violet - The Boy in Red

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in red. In a good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which shows a little wear and tear at spine ends. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 256 pages. 30 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1948, First Edition
£24.00

Needham Violet - The Changeling of Monte Lucio

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloyh lettered in blue. Some spotting to spine. In a good dustwrapper with closed edge tears. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Smallish ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 255 pages. 24 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1946, First Edition
£15.00

Needham Violet - The Emerald Crown

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original green cloth. In a very good dustwrapper which has a little wear and tear at the top of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscriotion on front free end-paper. 253 pages. 20 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. The author's second book. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1940, First Edition
£100.00

Needham Violet - The Emerald Crown

Illustrated by Anne Bullen.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in black on spine. No inscriptions. A little fading to spine and top of front board. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some light edge foxing. Internally a lovely clean copy. 253 pages. Good illustrated price-clipped dustwrapper which has minor chipping at foot of spine and which shows a little edge wear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear removable cover. An early Needham title which is uncommon in dustwrapper. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1940, First Edition
£90.00

Needham Violet - The Great House of Estraville

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a 1.5 inch tear on the rear panel and other minor nicks and tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Gift inscription dated 1955 on front end-paper. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£110.00

Needham Violet - The Great House of Estraville

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a near very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which has inner strengthening to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations including frontispiece. Photographs availble on request.
Published : Collins, London 1955, First Edition
£130.00

Needham Violet - The Horn of Merlyns

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original yellow cloth. Gift inscription (from 1943) on front free end-paper. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and with minor edge tears and chips. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped. 256 pages. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations. Photograph available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1943, First Edition
£45.00

Needham Violet - The Red Rose of Ruvina

Illustrated by Richard Kennedy.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a couple of smallish closed edge tears (with one internal sellotape repair).. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. 14 illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1957, First Edition
£65.00

Needham Violet - The Secret of the White Peacock

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in silver. In a good price-clipped dustwrapper which has minor chipping and edge tears and some internal foxing. A little fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 192 pages. 18 black and white illustrations. Photographs available on request.
Published : Collins, London 1956, First Edition
£170.00

Needham Violet - The Sword of St. Cyprian and Other Stories

Illustrated by William Zawadzki.
Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 208 pages. Black and white illustrations. In addition to "The Sword of St. Cyprian" which was previously published in a limited edition, this volume includes all of the author's known short stories and a substantial extract from a later unfinished novel "An Accursed Heritage." There is also a short biography of Violet Needham and a revised bibliography of all her known writings.
Published : The Violet Needham Society 2003, First Edition Thus
£65.00

Needham Violet - The Woods of Windri

Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Hardback. A very good copy in yellow cloth lettered in brown. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear and chipping to spine ends (which does not affect the lettering). The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 255 pages. Frontispiece and 20 black and white illustrations.
Published : Collins, London 1944, First Edition
£10.00

Nesbit E. & Brooke Caris - Easter-Tide

Soft cover. A near very good copy with colour illustrated front and rear cover. Some foxing,to covers (mainly rear cover). All edges silver. No inscriptions. 15 poems by E. Nesbit and Caris Brooke. Black and white illustrations throughout. Unpaginated (24 pages). Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Henry J. Drane & Co., London 1888, First Edition
£125.00

Nesbit, E. - The Magic City

Illustrated by H.R. Millar.
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Some darkening to the spine. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xiv,333 + 2 pages publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 26 black and white illustrations. Photograph available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1910, First Edition
£48.00

Newman Nanette - Spider the Horrible Cat

Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
4to. This is a fine copy of the first printing signed by both author and artist. Unpaginated but approx. 34pp. Lovely colour illustrations by Foreman.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1992, First Edition
£20.00

Niall Ian - A Fowler's World: An Account of Days on the Marsh and Estuary

Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white illustrations with 5 being full page. No inscriptions. A little edge foxing. 163 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Heinemann, London 1968, First Edition
£16.00

Niall Ian - A Fowler's World: An Account of Days on the Marsh and Estuary

Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,163. Five full-page black and white illustrations + head and tail-pieces.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1968, First Edition
£18.00

Nielsen, Kay (Illustrator) - East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North

Hardback. A near fine copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 204 pages. Frontispiece and 24 full-page colour plates by Kay Nielsen. Black and white illustrations. Fifteen Scandinavian fairy tales. A decent modern reprint of Nielsen's masterpiece.
Published : Calla Editions, New York 2008,
£18.00