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The Story of the First Christmas Morning - A Talking Book, Lake, Minnie
201 Lake, Minnie The Story of the First Christmas Morning - A Talking Book
London T. P. L. Production 1948 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Mansbridge, John 
17 colour plates related to the story of the nativity. No text - the idea of these talking record books is that you would play the record that told the story and then turn the page when prompted by the record. The Mansbridge illustrations are really very nice, quite stylised, with an interesting colour palette of rich colours. The hessian covering the lower board is lifting slightly and there is a small surface abrasion to the upper board. Slight brown spotting to title page. Record is present but broken. Please note that in the photo the edges of the book are not captured due to limitations in the size of my scanner. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Oojah Annual, Lancaster, Flo
202 Lancaster, Flo The Oojah Annual
London Peter Pitkin 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Talintyre, H. M. 
Front colour cover illustration of Uncle Oojah standing outside the Cinema Box Office with Jerry, Snooker and Binky. Contains a variety of short stories and cartoons, illustrated profusely with two colour wood cuts throughout. 100 pages. The Oojah stories started as a supplement to the Daily Sketch in the early 1920's and were developed into seperate publications, including the Annuals, which were published until the 1950's. This annual is undated, but I would say that it is from the late 1940's. Uncle Oojah is, of course the elephant from Oojah Land, and this volume also contains stories with his friend the black cat Snooker and other characters such as Jerry and Fuzzy Fox. Specific condition: Binding: Rubbing to corners, otherwise very good. Interior: The 'colour this picture' page has been partially completed in pale watercolours, otherwise very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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London Town, Leigh, Felix, Illustrated By Thomas Crane & Ellen Houghton
203 Leigh, Felix, Illustrated By Thomas Crane & Ellen Houghton London Town
London Marcus Ward & Co. 1883 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Crane, Thomas & Houghton, Ellen 
Every page adorned with beautiful chromolithographic illustrations of Victorian life in London. The quality and nature of the Thomas Crane illustration are very much of their day, with similar colouring and impression to his contempories such as Walter Crane (his brother) and Kate Greenaway. There are some wonderful views of the Tower of London, Covent Garden, The British Museum and the Zoo - all captured at the end of the 19th century. You can see a good selection of the illustrations at the following web address http://www.fulltable.com/VTS/aoi/c/crhou/im/crh.htm which will reflect them better than my words could. This was written as a companion volume to Abroad, a copy of which I also have for sale, and At Home. London Town is however the more scarce volume. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worning and edges / top and bottom of backstrip rubbed. Lovely illustrated front and rear end papers are all intact. The quires have become a little loose as the strings have relaxed, but it is all fully intact. Internal: Some browning to a few page edges, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 135.00 GBP
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Séphora ou Rome et Jerusalem - Episode De l'histoire Des Juifs, Lemercier, Adrien
204 Lemercier, Adrien Séphora ou Rome et Jerusalem - Episode De l'histoire Des Juifs
Tours Ad Mame et Cie 1851 Hard Cover Good Montaut, Henri De 
French language Hebrew tale about Palestine and the ancient Israelites. Contains three engraved illustrations presented as plates with tissue guard and an illustrated title page. 284 pages; c. 19x11 cm. Very attractive binding with a paper embossed and gilded flower pattern laid onto boards. This pattern continues onto the fore edge of the boards. A glazed colour engraving is mounted on the upper board. Four pages of adverts for other books inserted into front before the title page. Condition: Binding: Corners and edges worn, loss to top of backstrip and some loss of embossed paper along backstrip. Generally worn. Binding tight. Interior: Brown spotting to many pages - heavier to beginning and end pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Beg O' the Upland, Lewis, Michael / illustrated by Roy Meldrum
205 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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Lavender's Blue - a book of nursery rhymes, Lines, Kathleen
206 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)
207 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
208 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
209 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
210 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
211 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
212 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
213 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
214 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
215 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)
216 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
217 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
218 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
219 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
220 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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