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Dean's Pop-up Book of Ships
1 Dean's Pop-up Book of Ships
London Dean & Son Ltd. 1962 Hardcover Good Gordon 
Contains three double page pop-ups and four other pages of pictures and text - all in colour. The pop-ups are very simple single fold. 23.5 x 16.5 cm (landscape). The ships featured include a transatlantic cable layer, 19th century Clipper, a fish factory ship and a concept for the future where there are no decks as the environment would be fully air conditioned! Top / bottom of spine bumped and boards slightly bowed. Interior, including pop-ups, very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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Die Engelein zur Weihnachtszeit (The Little Angels at Christmas Time)
2 Die Engelein zur Weihnachtszeit (The Little Angels at Christmas Time)
Furth Pestalozzi-Verlag Hardcover Very Good 
[c. 1960's] Nicely illustrated children's book, in German, with a Christmas theme about Angels. Unpaginated, 20 pages card pages. Small surface abrasion on upper board, otherwise very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Ihr Kinderlein Kommet; Weihnacht Ist's Bald (Come You Children; Christmas is soon)
3 Ihr Kinderlein Kommet; Weihnacht Ist's Bald (Come You Children; Christmas is soon)
Furth Pestalozzi-Verlag Hardcover Very Good 
[c. 1960's] Written in German. In verse, fully illustrated in colour, christmas theme. Card pages. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Multiplans No. 1
4 Multiplans No. 1
Amsterdam Mulder & Zoon N. V. Hardcover Very Good 
Not dated, illustrations indicate 1940's / 50's. Two double page pop-ups following a transport theme, one of a train station and the other of a port. Four other pages of text, all with background illustrations in quite strong colours. This was the first in a series of 'Multiplans' pop up books, of which I believe there were 8 in total. Not in Montanaro. Published in Holland with French text, although interestingly the ship on the front cover sports a Union Jack flag! Rule Britannia!! Overall in very good condition: very slight (couple of millimetres) bowing of boards, small surface abrasion to rear board, discrete previous owner's signature. Both pop-ups in excellent condition - all original and fully working. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 42.00 GBP
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Pictures of Society - Grave and Gay
5 Pictures of Society - Grave and Gay
London Sampson, Low, Son and Marston 1866 Decorative Cloth Very Good Engravings By Dalziel Brothers 
Contains 95 engravings presented as plates, printed by the Dalziel Brothers and illustrated by various artists [Cooper, von Ramberg, Crane et all]. Each plate[s] accompanies either a poem, story or short essay, again by literary figures of the day. Dark green cloth binding with very ornate gilt embossing to upper board and backstrip and blind embossing to lower board. Bevelled edges. 26x19 cm. Aeg. Vii plus 226 pp. Overall condition: very good. Gutta-percha binding has been re-set. Replacement end papers. Corners / backstrip edge rubbed / slightly worn. Head / tail of backstrip bumped. Very marginal brown spotting to first few pages and verso of last plate, otherwise contents clean and very good. Please note that due to the weight of this book [1.5 kg. ] there will be a postage supplement outside of the UK. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 220.00 GBP
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Rotkappchen Ein Pop-up-buch
6 Rotkappchen Ein Pop-up-buch
Hamburg Xenos 1994 3821212888 / 9783821212883 Hardcover As New 
Little Red Riding Hood in German. 6 double page pop-ups. Perfect condition, as new. Note: I have many other other pop-ups. Please browse my Pop-up / Panorama / Movable catalogue. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The 'Little Folks' Picture Gallery
7 The 'Little Folks' Picture Gallery
London, Paris & New York Cassell Petter & Galpin [1877] Hardcover Very Good Kate Greenaway [1] et al 
Delightful Victorian children's book that has a wood engraving on each page accompanied by a four line verse. Subject matter is children and animals. Over 170 illustrations, each almost full page. 'Little Folks' was published in half yearly volumes and this Little Folks Picture Gallery was a 'one off'' publication that focused on the illustrations. Ornate green cloth binding with black and gilt decoration to upper board and backstrip and a central chromolithograph mounted within the front board. Blind embossing to lower board. AEG. Plain endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 25x19 cm. 176pp plus 4 pages of publisher's book adverts. Corners and top/tail backstrip rubbed. Binding very bright and clean. Offset tanning to endpapers. Frontispiece, title page and tissue guard have some brown spotting. Remaining contents clean with only occasional spot. from Otto 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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The Art Journal
8 The Art Journal
London J. S. Virtue and Co. Ltd 1895 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Various 
This is a very nicely presented book with seven etchings, five photogravures and 12 tinted plates—all presented as tissue guarded plates, plus illustrations on the majority of the text pages. There is an extremely diverse selection of articles, just an indication they include: The Illustration of Books, Yorkshire Crafts, Edouard Manet, The Sacred Island of Philae —there are over 200 separate articles. Olive cloth binding with extensive black tooling to the upper board and backstrip with gilt titling. Bevelled edges. Aeg. 376pp; xx supplement; plus four pages of adverts for other Virtue books. Folio / 33 x 25 cm. Condition overall is very good. Corners / edges of backstrip rubbed, top / tail backstrip bumped. Binding tight, endpapers intact, contents clean. N.B. This is a heavy book [3.1 kg] - shipping outside the UK will require a supplement. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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9 The Child's Companion and Juvenile Instructor 1862
The Religious Tract Society 1862 First edition Hardcover Very Good Kronheim prints 
A selection of short tales and poems for Victorian children. Issued as an annual, this particular edition is in the small format - in 1868-9 the size was increased from 12 mo to 8 vo. Contains two colour Kronheim engravings, printed no doubt using the Baxter process with zinc blocks. In addition there are several monochrome full and part page illustrations. Half leather binding in dark brown with gilt lettering to spine with marbled papers. Plain endpapers. 15x9.5 cm.. 380pp. Corners, top/tail and edges worn. Small loss of leather from bottom of backstrip and small surface tear to top of marbled upper board. Binding tight. from Otto 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Child's Companion and Juvenile Instructor 1885 & 1886 - two volumes in one binding
10 The Child's Companion and Juvenile Instructor 1885 & 1886 - two volumes in one binding
The Religious Tract Society 1886 Hardcover Very Good 
Contains two chromolithograph plates and hundreds of other engravings featuring on all pages. A selection of short tales and poems for Victorian children. Issued as an annual, this copy has been bound with two years in the one book. Half leather binding in red with gilt lettering to spine with marbled papers. Plain endpapers. 210x166 mm. 192+192pp. Corners worn, top/tail and edges rubbed. Front hinge cracked, rear starting. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Prize 1907
11 The Prize 1907
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Contains 13 full page chromolithographs plates (including frontispiece) and many other full and part page relief wood engravings. The Prize was published as a monthly journal for children and could also be bought with the 12 issues bound into a single volume, which is what is being offered here. With each month was a chromolithographic plate and the January issue also contained an extra 'free' chromo plate, hence the 13. It is the richness of these chromolithographs that makes the Prize very popular with collectors. The colour plates in this volume include Little Red Riding Hood, a Marmoset monkey, children dressed in winter clothes with their muffs and so on. It provides a wonderful 'snap shots' of typical Victorian / Edwardian life, showing the clothes and activities and numerous animals. An extremely interesting and well presented window on a different era and world. The rear cover has advertising for Pear's soap and Mennen's toilet powder. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn and some rubbing to edges; small scalpel incision to front board; front hinge starting to crack - rear o.k. Interior: very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Prize 1908
12 The Prize 1908
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Contains 13 full page chromolithographs plates (including frontispiece) and many other full and part page relief wood engravings. I have two volumes for sale from 1908. Internally they are exactly the same, but they have different chromolithographs on the front cover. This one shows a man in horse riding clothes with a child on his lap (see photo). The Prize was published as a monthly journal for children and could also be bought with the 12 issues bound into a single volume, which is what is being offered here. With each month was a chromolithographic plate and the January issue also contained an extra 'free' chromo plate, hence the 13. It is the richness of these chromolithographs that makes the Prize very popular with collectors. The colour plates in this volume include a wonderful scene of children forming a 'home made' band with feather dusters and pokers etc. as instruments, three adorable kittens in a coat pocket and so on. It provides a wonderful 'snap shots' of typical Victorian / Edwardian life, showing the clothes and activities and numerous animals. An extremely interesting and well presented window on a different era and world. The rear cover has advertising for Pear's soap and the Swan fountain pen. Specific condition: Binding: Front corners worn and top front corner bent; front hinge starting - rear o.k; ffep browned and creased, frontispiece illustration a little fingered. Personal inscription from 1919 on ffep. Interior: very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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The Prize 1908
13 The Prize 1908
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Contains 13 full page chromolithographs plates (including frontispiece) and many other full and part page relief wood engravings. I have two volumes for sale from 1908. Internally they are exactly the same, but they have different chromolithographs on the front cover. This one show a little girl on a swing with 4 dogs. (see photo). The Prize was published as a monthly journal for children and could also be bought with the 12 issues bound into a single volume, which is what is being offered here. With each month was a chromolithographic plate and the January issue also contained an extra 'free' chromo plate, hence the 13. It is the richness of these chromolithographs that makes the Prize very popular with collectors. The colour plates in this volume include a wonderful scene of children forming a 'home made' band with feather dusters and pokers etc. as instruments, three adorable kittens in a coat pocket and so on. It provides a wonderful 'snap shots' of typical Victorian / Edwardian life, showing the clothes and activities and numerous animals. An extremely interesting and well presented window on a different era and world. The rear cover has advertising for Pear's soap and the Swan fountain pen. Specific condition: Binding: Front corners worn and boards are quite grubby; front hinge starting - rear o.k; front end papers and prelims are browned. There is a handwritten name and date (1972) on the ffep. Interior: very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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The Prize 1921
14 The Prize 1921
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1921 First Edition Decorative Cloth Good 
Contains 12 full page colour plates and many other full and part page relief wood engravings. The Prize was published as a monthly journal for children and could also be bought with the 12 issues bound into a single volume, which is what is being offered here. With each month was a colour plate. Specific condition: Binding: Spine is sunned, some water mark stains on rear cover, some warping to boards. ffep browned. Interior: Very good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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The Wonder Book of Animals for Boys and Girls
15 The Wonder Book of Animals for Boys and Girls
London and Melbourne Ward, Lock and Co. Limited [1939] Hardcover Good + fair Jacket Ernest Aris, Dorothy Bishop et al 
With 8 colour plates and nearly 300 other illustrations this is a nicely presented volume. The animals covered range from dogs, birds, fish to wild animals. Some of the illustrations come from photos and in addition there are drawings by Ernest Aris, Dorothy Bishop and Frank M. Williamson. Ward Lock published Wonder Books from 1905 right through until the 1960's. There were general picture annuals as well as specialist volumes such as this one. They are generally characterised by the profuse illustrations contained within and the gold rear board. This volume has end paper illustrations by Thomas Maybank (1869-1929). Maybank illustrated many of the books in the ‘wonder-book’ series and is perhaps best known as an illustrator for the humorous and satirical magazine Punch. This still has the rather hard to find dustjacket. 256pp. 25x19 cm. Pictorial paper covered boards over red cloth backstrip. Dustjacket has various chips and some loss to spine and front corner. Edges worn. Backstrip bumped and stain to lower part. Some browning to endpapers. 
Price: 37.00 GBP
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The Works of Creation Illustrated from the English edition
16 The Works of Creation Illustrated from the English edition
Philadelphia Presbyterian Board of Publication First edition Hardcover Good + not attributed 
nd, c. 1850's. This is an interpretation of the bible written for young people with the intention of gaining their interest so that they would go on to study the bible itself. 17 engravings, five presented as plates. Olive green cloth boards with deep blind embossing and gilt titling and illustration to upper board and backstrip. 185x145 mm. 264 pp. Corners bumped and worn; top/tail of backstrip bumped and split. Original owners name printed in small characters on front and rear free end papers and original present dedication on one of the prelims. A few brown spots on the first few prelims, otherwise clean neat contents. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The World and Its People: Little Folks of Other Lands
17 The World and Its People: Little Folks of Other Lands
London, Edinburgh and New York T. Nelson & Sons Ltd. 1920 Decorative Cloth Good W. Foster et al 
Contains 12 full page colour illustrations and many more part page colour and black and white illustrations. Divided into three main sections: Little Folks in Hot, Cool and Cold Lands, it really is quite a far ranging cultural study from a period in time, i.e. 1920. Everything is based upon the colour of the children, be it white, brown, black, red and yellow, but from this starting position there is a remarkable amount of social and cultural information that is explained. The illustrations really help the descriptions and it appears that some of the illustrations are based upon photographs. Corners worn, top / bottom of spine bumped. Some grubbiness to boards and internally with the occasionaly closed tear. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Wooden Cube Puzzle
18 Wooden Cube Puzzle

This is a wooden cube puzzle from about 1910-1920. It is presented in a good solid wooden box that has one of the six puzzle illustrations on it. The box measures 24 x 33.5 cm. Each puzzle cube measures 4.2 cm. and there are 35 cubes in total. The cubes can be turned to form one of six full colour pictures, each one depicting a scene of life during the first war. The scenes are as follows: 1) A picture of a British bi-plane fighter shooting down a German bi-plane. I think that they are a Vickers Gunbus and a Fokker respectively. The Fokker is descending to earth in flames and the Gunbus gunner is firing his gun. This is the picture on the front of the box (see attached photo). 2) A camp of Boy Brigade youths, with some sat around a camp fire in the fore ground and their tents in the background. 3) A scene of young children playing 'war' in the street. This looks to me like a French scene - the childrens clothing looks French and one of the children is holding up a makeshift French flag. Some others are holding up a white surrender flag. There are some children dressed as medical people, with red crosses on their clothes. There is even a dog with a red cross band on him. 4) The next seen seems to be in the Alps and is a soldiers camp. There are two young children talking to the soldiers. The uniforms do not look British - again maybe French? 5) This scene is in a farm yard, with a mother and her child feeding the geese and hens and the father in the background tending to his horse and cart. 6) The last scene is a battle at sea with a submarine being attacked by a naval ship. The ship has a red flag with a small union jack in the corner - I think that this was the Canadian ensign of the time, but I'm not sure. Illustrations 1-5 each have seperate pictures, the full size of the puzzle, and illustration 1 is on the cover of the box. They are illustrated by someone with the initials of JLF or JLP, I am not sure which and I do not know the illustrator. This is a wonderful example of that era, with pictures of both a personal and historical nature. Condition: The hinges on the wooden box are fine but the clasp is broken. There is a crack of about 8 cm on the front of the box. The picture on the front of the box has a tear to the top right corner and some scuffs. The five loose drawings are all in very good condition. The pictures on all of the cubes are intact although there is some foxing on them. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Youthful Travellers
19 Youthful Travellers
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Various 
Victorian children's travel book. 15 full page wood cut illustrations and numerous smaller ones within the text. Travels cover Japan, Australia, Switzerland, India etc. Chromolithograph cover (see photo) and rear board advertising other books. Condition: Binding: 3 corners worn, slight browning to front and rear end papers. Interior: Occasional grubby mark but nothing significant. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 20.50 GBP
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Price: 111.00 GBP
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