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The Book of Nursery Tales, Mackenzie, Compton - Introduction by
201 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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Mickey et Le Prince Malalapatte, Magdeleine Du Genestoux
202 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
203 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
204 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)
205 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
206 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
207 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
208 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
209 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
210 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.
211 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
212 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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213 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
214 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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Das Puppenhaus reproduction antique pop-up book, Meggendorfer, Lothar
215 Meggendorfer, Lothar Das Puppenhaus reproduction antique pop-up book
Esslingen J. F. Schreiber 1978 Hardcover Fine Lothar Meggendorfer 
This reproduction of one of Lothar Meggendorfer's books unfolds to present a 1.4 metre long panoramam presenting a series of rooms and outside scenes from a Victorian era home. Each scene has pop-up and movable elements complete with figures and even pets. This has also been printed in English with the title The Doll's House. Interestingly in Peter Haining's reference on Pop-up books he cites a French title of this book - Maison de Poupée - and does not attribute Meggendorfer. This reproduction is of the second edition of the original, the differences between the first and second being in the first scene where the mule and cart have been replaced by an antique car [presumably a Mercedes....] and in the kitchen scene where the little girl has changed from sitting on the chair stirring a pot with her legs outstretched to a little girl sat with a coffee grinder and her ankles demurely crossed. 21x26 cm. Fine condition with all moving elements and pop-ups complete and working. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Doll's House reproduction antique pop-up book, Meggendorfer, Lothar
216 Meggendorfer, Lothar The Doll's House reproduction antique pop-up book
London Kestrel Books / Intervisual 1979 Cardboard Covers Very Good Lothar Meggendorfer 
This reproduction of one of Lothar Meggendorfer's books unfolds to present a 4 foot long panoramam presenting a series of rooms and outside scenes from a Victorian era home. Each scene has pop-up and movable elements complete with figures and even pets. Printed in German with the title Das Puppenhaus. Interestingly in Peter Haining's reference on Pop-up books he cites a French title of this book - Maison de Poupée - and does not attribute Meggendorfer. This reproduction is of the second edition of the original, the differences between the first and second being in the first scene where the mule and cart have been replaced by an antique car [presumably a Mercedes....] and in the kitchen scene where the little girl has changed from sitting on the chair stirring a pot with her legs outstretched to a little girl sat with a coffee grinder and her ankles demurely crossed. 21x26 cm. The corners and edges have slight wear. There are a few old mis-folds, now corrected, but all moving elements and pop-ups are complete and working. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Carmen, Mérimée, Prosper, translated by A. E. Johnson
217 Mérimée, Prosper, translated by A. E. Johnson Carmen
London Hutchinson & So. [1916] First edition Hardcover Good + René Bull 
Contains 16 full colour tissue guarded plates, all by René Bull, as well as over 75 other black and white illustrations within the text and some truly wonderful vignettes. Red cloth covered boards with gilt titling and decoration. Illustrated end pages. 203 pp. 28x22 cm. Top edge gilt. Backstrip quite bumped and starting to split along edge. Corners worn, edges rubbed. Some marks to the boards. Interior very good - clean and fresh with no foxing. Please note that this is a very heavy book and postage outside of Europe may require an additional postage charge. 
Price: 130.00 GBP
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Meyers Reisebücher Das Mittelmeer Un Seine Küstenstädte, Madeira Und Kanarische Inseln, Meyer
218 Meyer Meyers Reisebücher Das Mittelmeer Un Seine Küstenstädte, Madeira Und Kanarische Inseln
Leipzig Und Wien Bibliographisches Institut 1907 Third Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good 
Travel guide from 1907 containing 23 maps, 47 plans and a large colour fold out map. 48 pages of hotel and tourist adverts at the rear. Very comprehensive information for mediterranean countries at the turn of the last century. 276 pages. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt titling to upper board and backstrip. Very minor rubbing to backstrip edge. Colour map is facsimile replacement of original. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Snow Over Bethlehem, Milhous, Katherine
219 Milhous, Katherine Snow Over Bethlehem
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1945 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Katherine Milhous 
Interesting children's story, apparently true and which has been based on old diaries and documented tales. The Bethlehem of the title refers to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - a place where Moravian children were sent at Christmas time, apparently as protection from the Indians. Katherine Milhous was to win the Caldecott Medal a few years later [1951] for The Egg Tree and this book very much set out her style and her folklore approach of that later book. There are three double page colour illustrations at the start of each chapter and black and white illustrations throughout. The end papers are illustrated in white on a dark forest green background. Buff cloth covered boards with a forest green decoration to upper board and titling to backstrip. DJ is not price clipped. There is mild rubbing to the folded edges of the dustjacket and a small chip to the upper spine area. Small 1.5 cm. closed tear to one page edge that has a remaining old sellotape stain to it. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Winnie the Pooh's Revolving Picture Book, Milne, A. A. [after]
220 Milne, A. A. [after] Winnie the Pooh's Revolving Picture Book
London Methuen 1991 Hardcover As New Ernest H. Shepard [after] 
Contains six revolving pictures which are operated by a ribbon tab to reveal a second picture. Mechanism after the style of Nister. Tales based upon the famous Milne character. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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