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A Little Book of Old Rhymes, Barker, Cicely M. ( Collected by)
1 Barker, Cicely M. ( Collected by) A Little Book of Old Rhymes
London and Glasgow Blackie & Son Limited Hardcover Good Cicely Mary Barker 
12 colour plates including frontispiece with wood-cut illustrations on most of the 48 pages. First published in 1936, the first editions of this book were not dated and it is not possible to state the edition of this copy - except to say that it is an early edition. Decorative end papers. Contains over 40 rhymes for children, about many topics including fairies, animals and Christimas. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn, some scuffing to the boards, backstrip has been covered with a strip of leather. Interior: very good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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The Book of the Flower Fairies, Barker, Cicely Mary
2 Barker, Cicely Mary The Book of the Flower Fairies
London & Glasgow Blackie & Son Limited Decorative Cloth Good Cicely Mary Barker 
c. 1940. This is a compilation of the three previous flower fairy books for spring, summer and autumn. Contains 72 full colour plates, one for each fairy, with a short verse for each fairy opposite. This is now a classic 20th century children's book with exquisite illustrations. Olive Green cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering. Stain to upper board (see photo); corners worn and small splits to top and bottom of edge of backstrip. Inside there are pencil marks to the rear of two plates and some other finger marks and grubbiness. Two text pages are facsimile replacements. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
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Spring Songs with Music from Flower Fairies of the Spring, Barker, Cicely Mary with Music By Olive Linnell
3 Barker, Cicely Mary with Music By Olive Linnell Spring Songs with Music from Flower Fairies of the Spring
London and Glasgow Blackie & Son Limited Hardcover Very Good Cicely Mary Barker 
[1924] 12 tipped in colour plates by Cicely Mary Barker, each presented with an associated song with music for voice and piano. Each illustration is a different flower fairy - Primrose fairy, Larch fairy etc. Cloth backed grey boards with colour paste down illustration on upper board. Blue backstrip. 246x187 mm. Corners rubbed, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Couple of marks to boards but overall clean. Very slight bowing to boards. Personal inscription on ffep. Some brown spotting internally. Binding tight. No tears or scriblles. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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Tom Thumb and other Old-time Fairy Tales Once Upon a Time Series, Bates, Katharine Lee - edited by / Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price
4 Bates, Katharine Lee - edited by / Illustrated by Margaret Evans Price Tom Thumb and other Old-time Fairy Tales Once Upon a Time Series
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1931 Second edition Hardcover Very Good Margaret Evans Price 
A large format children's book with 3 colour full page illustrations and 26 quarter / half page colour illustrations presented with five classic fairy tales -Tom Thumb, The Goose Girl, Blue Beard, Jack and the Beanstalk and Puss in Boots. Margaret Evans Price was an accomplished illustrator but she did not leave a great body of work - possibly because she was diverted into her other business interest of founding Fisher-Price toys with her husband. As eventually the art director at Fisher-Price she allegedly designed many of the toys after the illustrations in her earlier children's' books. Paper covered boards with a striking black and white background pattern with a large colour illustration on the upper board and a fairy silhouette on the lower board. 31x25 cm. Unpaginated - 34 pp. Corners worn; top/tail backstrip crushed with a little loss of covering paper. Faint remnants of a scribble line on title page and short closed tear to edge. Contents clean and fresh. 
Price: 58.00 GBP
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Beg O' the Upland, Lewis, Michael / illustrated by Roy Meldrum
5 Lewis, Michael / illustrated by Roy Meldrum Beg O' the Upland
Oxford Basil Blackwell 1922 First edition Hardcover Very Good Roy Meldrum 
Fairytale / adventure story about a boy who discovers a stone with mysterious writing on it and his quest to find the fairies / supernatural beings that he believes are associated with it. Illustrated throughout with 12 full page wood-cut illustrations by Roy Meldrum. Blue paper covered boards with black illustration to upper, blue cloth backstrip with gilt titling. 193x130 mm. 200pp. Corners worn, top/tail backstrip bumped. Contents clean and tight. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Mecki bei den 7 zwergen, Petersen, Wilhelm - Illus By
6 Petersen, Wilhelm - Illus By Mecki bei den 7 zwergen
Hamburg Hammerich & Lesser 1953 Hardcover Good Wilhelm Petersen 
Tale about Mecki, a Hedgehog, fully illustrated in colour on every page. Mecki was the subject of at least 12 German children's books. Always delightfully illustrated, they contain all the necessary elements for a good children's fairy story - gnomes, fairies, animals, pixies, and a happy ending! This is a much reproduced book, but this edition is with the original tan cloth backstrip. 28 x 21 cm. Adverts for 6 other Mecki books on the rear cover. Inscription on front pastedown. Corners worn, edges rubbed, hinges loose. The front paste down appears to have lifted in one place at some time and been pasted back down with a bit of a crease. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 27.00 GBP
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Our Kiddies' Tales, Protheroe, E., Hamilton, S., Howell, A. Et al
7 Protheroe, E., Hamilton, S., Howell, A. Et al Our Kiddies' Tales
Otley, UK William Walker & Sons 1935 Hardcover Very Good Rene Cloke, R. H. Brock, Ethel K. Burgess, Harold McCready et al 
Contains 5 full page colour plates and well illustrated with wood cuts on many of the pages. A selection of short stories for children, featuring animals, fairies, pixies, golliwogs and elves. Small 2 cm. scratch to front board, rubbing to corners and top / bottom of backstrip. Printed on thick art paper which is tanned around the edges. Overall very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Guten Abend, Gut Nacht!, Ruthild Busch-Schumann, Illustrated By
8 Ruthild Busch-Schumann, Illustrated By Guten Abend, Gut Nacht!
Wiesbaden Jos. Scholz-Mainz Hardcover Very Good Ruthild Busch-Schumann 
Delicately illustrated children's nursery song book, in German. There are nine songs, with music, each presented with a full page illustration opposite. Very slight marking to blue cloth spine, corners bumped. Very small amount of browning to centre page along fold. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 17.00 GBP
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Grünbart, das Moosmännchen, Sixtus, Albert; Illus By Else Wenz-Vietor
9 Sixtus, Albert; Illus By Else Wenz-Vietor Grünbart, das Moosmännchen
Oldenburg Stalling 1928 Hardcover Good Else Wenz-Vietor 
16 pp. 6 full page colour illustrations and green / brown illustrations on all other pages. Humanised animals and flowers. Beautifully presented edition that has been much reprinted but is rare in this original form. German language in Sütterlin font. Name on ffep. Corners worn, edges rubbed, cloth spine faded. Slight bow to boards. ffep creased. Strings loose. Minor brown marks. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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The Fairy Scales and other stories, Smythe, Gladys
10 Smythe, Gladys The Fairy Scales and other stories
London and Edinburgh T. C. & E. C. Jack, Ltd. [1917] Hardcover Good Catherina Patricchio 
Nine colour plates and black and white vignettes on most of the text pages all by Patricchio. Patricchio was not a prolific illustrator which is a shame as her drawings are beautifully delicate and quite charming. Contains ten stories. Cream cloth covered boards with green titling and a coloured illustration paste down to upper board. Illustrated end papers with fairies and garlands of flowers. 26x21cm. 101pp. Boards tanned and grubby with a few nicks to the paste down. Binding firm. A few grubby finger prints inside. Personal dedication [in pencil] on one of the prelims. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Book of Animal Tales, Southwold, Stephen; Illustrated By Honor C. Appleton
11 Southwold, Stephen; Illustrated By Honor C. Appleton The Book of Animal Tales
London George G. Harrap & Company Limited 1929 First Edition Hardcover Fair Appleton, Honor C. 
Contains 8 full colour plates and numerous full page and in text wood-cut illustrations, all by Honor C. Appleton. Contains over 75 children's stories, in different categories, such as Myths and Legends, Animals and pets, animals from literature, fabulous monsters and animals from the bible. Specific Condition: Binding: The spine has suffered from bad damp at some point and as a result the backstrip is dis-coloured. Front and rear hinges cracked. Interior: The damp from the spine has come through to the page edges. No scribbling or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The Book Of Gnomes, Weatherly, Frederic Edward
12 Weatherly, Frederic Edward The Book Of Gnomes
London Ernest Nister 1895 First Edition Hardcover Fair Hardy, Evelyn Stuart 
8 chromolithographic plates, 9 other full page sepia wood cut illustrations, and in text sepia illustration on all of the other pages. Oblong format (c. 12 inches x 10 inches; 30 cm. x 25 cm). Undated, approximate date provided by reference to V&A Museum library. The story line follows the preparation for a Ball, which is being held to keep the Elves out of mischief. The story follows the distribution of the invitations, the making of the clothes to be worn, the preparation of the land and the feast, the upset of those that are not invited, a stolen kiss between the Robin and the Wren - altogether a truly charming tale that is beautifully illustrated by the Nister chromolithographs. Illustrated end papers. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn, outer boards are grubby and scuffed. Ffep missing but frontispiece intact.Personal inscription (1918) on front pastedown end paper. Interior: A few closed tears and grubbiness to page edges; on some of the pages there is quite a strong crease near to the hinge (due, I think to a combination of the heavy paper and the tightness of the binding) and where appropriate these have been reinforced with archival tape to prevent further damage. Not the best of copies, but all of the pages are present and the illustrations are nice and clear - a good opportunity to collect a lovely Nister at a reasonable price. N.B. Now protected in an archival film cover. N.B. The disjointed image is due to the photo being a composite view - the book is larger than my A4 scanner! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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