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Lavender's Blue - a book of nursery rhymes, Lines, Kathleen
201 Lines, Kathleen Lavender's Blue - a book of nursery rhymes
London Oxford University Press 1954 First edition Hardcover Good Harold Jones 
This is a very nicely presented book being profusely illustrated on every page and containing just about every nursery rhyme that you can think of. Also contains a very useful index of first lines. First published in 1954 it has been in print since that time, with later editions being facsimiles of the original. 4to . / 25.5x19 cm. 180pp. Corners worn, top/tail bumped, scuffing and grubbiness to the boards. Some of the paper rubbed off on front paste down. Musty smell but generally clean contents. Ink mark on one page. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Golf, Longhurst, Henry (series Editor Howard Marshall)
202 Longhurst, Henry (series Editor Howard Marshall) Golf
London J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1947 Third Edition Cloth Fine Very Good Jacket 
An entertaining and technically robust description of the game of golf - from information about techniques (grip, swing, putting etc.) and the infrastructure of the game (caddies, betting, etiquette, women's golf[!]). There is also a section, added to the later edition, about different golf courses around the U.K. after the war and includes an interesting description of the tuition Longhurst gave to fellow soldiers when he was stationed in Blackpool during the war! It is fully illustrated with 33 pages of photographs and 16 diagrams. It is in very good condition. There are a few minor marks to the dust jacket and the book itself (binding and interior) is Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Die Drehorgel. Ein Königsmärchen, Loreck, Carl Ludwig
203 Loreck, Carl Ludwig Die Drehorgel. Ein Königsmärchen
München-Pasing Meindl & Kittsteiner Hardcover Very Good Willi Solleder 
[c. 1945] German language children's illustrated fairy tale with 8 colour full page illustrations. Printed just after the war and under the auspices of the American Army Information Control Division. 12 pp. 27 x 21 cm. Short closed tear to ffep and one of the staples is coming loose. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 27.00 GBP
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May Lynwood's School Days [A Tale of trial and Victory], Lynwood, May
204 Lynwood, May May Lynwood's School Days [A Tale of trial and Victory]
London Religious Tract Society 1919 Decorative Cloth Good 
One colour frontispiece and colour decorated title page. One of the May Blossom Series of children's books published by the RTS, this one being one of the more rare titles. I have several other titles in this series for sale (search on May Blossom Series and then narrow down further by RTS). Some splitting down the side of the backstrip; browning to front and rear free end papers; name on fixed front end paper, otherwise good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Blind Man's Buff Stories and Rhymes For Holiday Times, Mack, Robert Ellice
205 Mack, Robert Ellice Blind Man's Buff Stories and Rhymes For Holiday Times
London and New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1891] First edition Hardcover Good + St. Clair Simmonds, R. A. Bell and Harriett M. Bennett 
Short stories and rhymes with 7 full page chromolithograph plates - one double page and monochrome illustrations on all other pages. Grey on beige foliate end papers. Pictorial covered boards with blue cloth backstrip. 240x190 mm. [36pp] Paper to upper board lifting as is front fixed endpaper. Some of the monochrome wood-cuts appear to have a faint colour wash. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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The Book of Nursery Tales, Mackenzie, Compton - Introduction by
206 Mackenzie, Compton - Introduction by The Book of Nursery Tales
London, New York Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. 1934 Hardcover Good H. M. Brock 
Selection of 12 classic fairy tales, including: Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast. With 8 colour plates and scores of in text wood-cuts all by Brock. Green cloth boards with navy blue text to upper board and gilt text to spine. Illustrated front and rear endpapers with scenes from the tales. 20x15 cm. 268 pp. Condition: spine faded with bowing to upper board. Corners, top/tail of spine bumped. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Life of the Bee translated by Alfred Sutro, Maeterlinck, Maurice
207 Maeterlinck, Maurice The Life of the Bee translated by Alfred Sutro
London George Allen & Co. Ltd. 1911 First illustrated edition Hardcover Very Good Detmold, E.J. 
Contains 13 mounted colour plates with captioned tissue guards. There is a previous ownership lable to front pastedown that has been partly removed. Original gilt decorated Japanese vellum binding. Some grubbiness to boards with rubbing to edges and backstrip sunned. Contents clean. 235 pp. / 28.5x23 cm. Please note this is a heavy book and will require an excess postage charge. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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Mickey et Le Prince Malalapatte, Magdeleine Du Genestoux
208 Magdeleine Du Genestoux Mickey et Le Prince Malalapatte
Paris Hachette 1935 Hardcover Good Walt Disney 
Contains four double page pop-ups about Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court. Written in French [this edition was not published in English]. 64 pages, black and white illustrations on most of the pages. The pop-ups are complete and are in excellent condition. This copy has been professionally re-bound. Corners worn, some marking to boards [see photo]. Pictorial end papers are marked and rubbed around spine. About 10 of the black and white illustrations have been faintly coloured in. Occaisional brown spot. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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Ameliaranne Gives A Concert, Margaret Gilmour; Illustrated By Susan B. Pearse
209 Margaret Gilmour; Illustrated By Susan B. Pearse Ameliaranne Gives A Concert
London George G. Harrap & Company Limited 1947 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Susan B. Pearse 
28 full page colour illustrations, colour frontispiece and colour illustrated fly leafs, all by Susan B. Pearse in her wonderful Ameliaranne style. Opposite each colour illustration is presented the story text which is also illustrated with black and white Pearse pictures. The Ameliaranne series were always illustrated by Pearse, but they were written by a variety of authors, this one being by Margaret Gilmour. Condition: Dust Jacket: Two small tears repaired with archival tape and corners rubbed, otherwise very good. Binding: Slight warp to front cover and small 5 mm chip to bottom corner for free front fly leaf, personal dedication on free front fly leaf, otherwise very good. Interior: Very Good. Note: I have several other Ameliaranne books, please have a look at my catalogue of them. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 29.00 GBP
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The May Blossom: Or The Princess and Her People, Marion M. Wingrave
210 Marion M. Wingrave The May Blossom: Or The Princess and Her People
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1881 First Edition Hardcover Very Good H. H. Emmerson 
There is a chromolithograph illustration on each of the 64 pages, with 21 full page illustrations, the others being half page illustrations with a verse. Engraving / printing by Dalziel Brothers. The storyline follows Princess Victoria through her birth and then on to her past times as she gets older. It was aimed at providing an insight into a Princess's life, but now, over 120 years on, it provides a wonderful insight into Victorian life. The illustrations are typical Victorian, with the style and colouring reminiscent of Kate Greenaway. Condition: Binding: Corners worn and some wear to edges; slight chipping to paper edge of upper board (see photograph). Minor browning to a few pages, slight stain affecting edge (but not illustration) of a few pages. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Marmaduke Multiply, Marmaduke (pseudonym)
211 Marmaduke (pseudonym) Marmaduke Multiply
London J. Harris First Edition Half-Leather Good 
Dated 1816 and 1817 on the lower edge of several of the pages. There is an 1827 watermark on five of the pages, making this a subsequent impression of the first edition. There are 69 pages of hand coloured wood cuts, covering all the multiplications in the 12 times table, each with an associated rhyme designed as an aide memoire to the maths (Three times 9 are 27, My Babes and I are going to Devon). Published in 4 parts, this edition contains all four parts, three of them being identified as such. Marbled boards with Morrocco (?) spine with gilt tooling and title. This book was exported to the U.S. where it was published by Munroe and Francis, Boston, in 1839. That edition retained most of the text verses but replaced the illustrations. Condition: The boards and spine are quite worn and there are various ownership inscriptions and practice maths sums on the front and rear endpapers. Binding is firm and in good condition. Small corner missing from plate 37, not affecting picture or text. Bottom corner missing from plate 67 that takes away part of illustration and text. Grubbiness to some pages. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 
Price: 475.00 GBP
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Little Lamb, Martin, Dahris
212 Martin, Dahris Little Lamb
London Collins 1938 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Lilly Somppi 
14 full page colour illustrations accompany this delightful children's story about a lamb who loses his wooly coat and doesn't know what to do. Written in verse. Rare with dustjacket. Green cloth covered boards. 195x250 mm. unpaginated. Illustrated endpapers. DJ has some chipping at folds. Natural page tanning to end papers otherwise clean, tight contents. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Edinburgh, Masson, Rosaline
213 Masson, Rosaline Edinburgh
London A. & C. Black Ltd. 1931 Hardcover Very Good good + Jacket John Fulleylove et al 
With 16 colour plates this description of Edinburgh has chapters on well know buildings [including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Church of St. Giles], the areas of the city, well know inhabitants and visitors from the past [including Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson] as well as a description of both historical and contemporary [as of 1931] Edinburgh. As usual with the A & C Black books this is nicely presented in the hard to find dust jacket. This version is a completely revised and reset edition. Blue cloth covered boards with dark blue titling and edge lines to upper board and spine. 203pp. 21x14 cm. Dustjacket - Not price clipped. Some small chips to edges at the folds and the bottom of the spine. Clean boards with minor bumping to top/tail spine and very slight wear to corners. Some browning to free endpapers [where the dj flap ends] and minor spotting to prelims and text block edge. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Der Blau-rote Methusalem, May, Carl
214 May, Carl Der Blau-rote Methusalem
Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft Third Edition Decorative Cloth Good Oskar Herrfurth 
[c. 1898] Coloured frontispiece plus 15 plates. German classic travel story of Methusalem's adventures in China. Re-bound with original upper and lower covers laid on to new boards. Facsimile ffep, others original. Some browning to pages, not serious, and small chip to one text page edge. Surface wear to picture on upper board. 1 plate is facsimile replacement. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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A Trip to Toyland, Mayer, Henry
215 Mayer, Henry A Trip to Toyland
London Grant Richards 1900 First edition Hardcover Good + Henry Mayer 
Burgandy cloth covered boards [first edition] with illustration to upper board. Professionally re-bound with original backstrip re-laid on to spine. New endpapers. Thirty colour plates each with a one page chapter of the story opposite. Some wear to board edges. One text page [26] is facsimile replacement. Grubbiness and chipping to some pages. One text page has archival tape repair, one text page is creased and one text page has corner missing. Henry Mayer's illustrations are charming and the story is very entertaining. Mayer did not publish many children's books. A German, working mostly in the US, he was better known as a political cartoonist. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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Happy Go Lucky Bubble Book - with Records, Mayhew, Ralph and Johnson, Burges
216 Mayhew, Ralph and Johnson, Burges Happy Go Lucky Bubble Book - with Records
Harper & Brothers / Columbia Gramophone 1919 Hardcover Very Good Rhoda Chase 
Beautifully illustrated by Rhoda Chase, with four colour illustrations and with three records of songs to accompany the text. At least 14 books were published in this series. Records presumably 78 rpm; untested. Slightly grubby boards. Short closed tear at edge of page that contains record. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 37.00 GBP
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Ching Ling and Ting Ling, McCrady, Elizabeth F.
217 McCrady, Elizabeth F. Ching Ling and Ting Ling
U.S.A. The Platt & Munk Co. Inc. 1936 First edition Soft Cover Very Good Macknight, Ninon 
Short story about a Chinese boy and his younger sister. Provides interesting, if superficial, look at Chinese culture from child's perspective. One of a series of 16 small books by McCrady that describe children from around the world in this rather simplisitc way. Colour illustrations. Unpaginated, 10 pages. 200x175 mm. Minor rubbing to edges and some staining from the staple binding rusting, otherwise very good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Sailing Ships - Pop-up, McGowan, Dr. Alan
218 McGowan, Dr. Alan Sailing Ships - Pop-up
New York Viking 1984 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Borje Svensson; paper Engineering By John Strejan and David Rosendale 
Contains six reasonably complex multi-layered pop-ups created by two influential and accomplished contemporary paper-engineers - John Strejan and David Rosendale. The large galleon, complete with rigging, is particularly nice. 'Covers' five thousand years of sailing history. Very nicely presented. In Montanaro. Corners bumped, othewise very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Square. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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219 Meade, L.T. Beyond the Blue Mountains
London, Paris & Melbourne Cassell and Company Limited 1893 First edition Hardcover Very Good unattributed 
A girls' adventure story by the Irish woman L. T. [Elizabeth Thomasina] Meade, a prolific author who published at least 280 books, primarily targeted at the girl literature market. This charming story of four siblings who embark on a journey to find their parents. The adventure presents them with a series of challenges where they must balance and judge concepts of good and evil. A tale of morals, often likened to Pilgrim's Progress. This first edition binding is very attractive - brown cloth with gilt and sky blue decoration with bevelled edges. Plain endpapers. Six [including frontispiece] full page illustration plates and very attractive head and tail pieces to each chapter. Unfortunately the illustrator is not attributed as they are really rather nice. vii plus 191 pp plus Cassell publication section at rear. 22x17 cm. Corners worn; top/tail bumped. Small nick to cloth on upper board. Offset tanning to ffep and rfep. Dedication [from 1893] and second dedication [from 1963] both on ffep. from Otto 
Price: 850.00 GBP
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Auf dem Lande, Meggendorfer, Lothar
220 Meggendorfer, Lothar Auf dem Lande
München Braun & Schneider 1885 Hardcover Fair Lothar Meggendorfer 
Achte auflage. A rare Meggendorfer panorama presented on leporello folds, with 10 panels [possibly the last two panels are missing]. The continuous scene that runs across the panels starts with families arriving on trains to pick berries in a forest. The scene then moves on to the animals in the forest and then the farmers working their fields at the edge of the forest. Then it goes on to show the children working at the farm, gathering kindle wood, and then on to the farm animals and to the river bank where the children are fishing and playing with their toy boats. With a large riverboat in the background [that says Bavaria on its side] there are the fishermen in the deeper waters of the river. The scene progresses to the other side of the river where there is more fishing and basket traps for fish and lots of ducks leading up to the shore where there is another farmyard. There is a verse, in German, running along underneath all 10 panels. The book was printed by Meisenbach, most likely using his newly invented halftone process. On inspection I believe that the main images were printed from screened halftone blocks and the colour added with several line blocks - giving a hand coloured look. One of the cloth backstrips between two panels has been replaced. There is some chipping to the upper board edges along the backstrip. Some of the joins are loose but all are intact and the panorama can be quite safely fully opened to be viewed in its full glory of over 3 metres! As mentioned above, I think that there should be 12 panels. Each panel: 19x31 cm. 
Price: 650.00 GBP
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