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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 Rotkappchen Ein Pop-up-buch
Hamburg Xenos 1994 3821212888 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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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Price: 111.00 GBP
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21 13 chromolithograph plates The Prize 1903
London Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 
Contains 13 full page chromolithographs plates (including frontispiece) and many other full and part page relief wood engravings together with numerous stories and poems for children. Bound in red cloth with black and gilt embossed decoration and titling to upper board and blind embossing to lower board. 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, dogs and other animals 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. Contains a 32 page catalouge at the rear of other Wells Gardner books. 8vo / 23 x 18 cm. 164 pp plus 32. Specific condition: Backstrip sunned and top/ tail bumped. Slight grubbiness to lower board. Clean and tight contents and chromos in superb condition... 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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22 Abbott, Rev. Jacob Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge
Boston T. H. Carter & Company 1844 Decorative Cloth Fair Unattributed 
One of a series of travel / adventure books written for juveniles. Originally published in monthly parts - the first 12 making 6 volumes. Illustrated with original engravings. Green blind embossed cloth boards with red cloth backstrip with gilt lettering and decoration. Boards and backstrip worn and quite grubby. No front or rear free end papers. Foxing on all pages. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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23 Ainslie, Kathleen At Great-Aunt Martha's
London Castell Brothers Ltd. 1905 First edition Hardcover Very Good + good Jacket Kathleen Ainslee 
Charmingly illustrated and very rare original edition. Beautifully presented with a full page illustration opposite a page of hand scribed text, with 16 full page chromolithographs in total. The naively drawn figures are full of character and quite humourous. Ainslie's illustrations of these brightly coloured Dutch peg doll characters have taken their influence from Florence Upton's Dutch Doll book, which pre-dated this work by 10 years. 34 pp. 15x23 cm. There is some loss to the rear corners of the dust jacket with chips to the edges. There are some mild streaks to the off white lower board. The illustrative end papers have been coloured in. The interior of the book is really very good - clean, bright and very fresh. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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24 Alcott, Louisa M. The Louisa M Alcott Girls' Book Two complete stories: Little Women and Good Wives
London, Bombay, Sydney George Harrap & Company Ltd. 1933 Hardcover Very Good + very good Jacket Percy Tarrant 
This fairly substantial volume contains two books - the well known Little Women and the lesser known Good Wives. There are 8 colour plates, 4 each per story. Unusual with original dust jacket, not price clipped - 3'6. Blue cloth covered boards with dark blue lettering to cover and backstrip. Very good condition. Slight chipping to upper/lower edge of spine to dj. Slight fading along upper edge of book where dj exposed the cloth. Contents appears unread. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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25 Ames, Mrs. Ernest [Mary Frances Ames] Tim and the Dusty Man
London Grant Richards [1903] First edition Hardcover Good Mary Frances Ames 
This rare title is a fabulously illustrated children's book that features 24 large format full page chromolithograph illustrations. The illustratiion style is bold, bright and humorous and ever so slightly bizarre at times. The story follows the Dusty Man [who is slightly reminiscent of santa claus] who, with his magical powers, takes a little boy called Tim around the world during the night to visit some very strange places and even stranger characters. Grant Richards published some very nice children's books that often bucked the Nister sugar sweet trend of the Victorian era. 51pp. 24x31 cm. Paper covered illustrated boards with red cloth backstrip. The paper cover to the upper board is chipped around the edges and is lifting in places. Backstrip bumped. Lower board marked. Personal inscription on ffep. Very occasional minor brownspot inside. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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26 Andersen, Hans Stories from Hans Andersen
New York George H. Doran Company [1923] Hardcover Fine very good + Jacket Edmund Dulac 
Beautifully presented first American edition of this classic selection of fairy tales. Contains 16, including frontispiece, tipped in colour illustrations by Dulac. At the top of each page is the story title presented in a decorative panel. Stories include: The Snow Queen, The Nightingale, The Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes. Small original bookseller's [Boston] paste down stamp on ffep. Decorative endpapers. Only condition points to note are short 1 cm. split to dustjacket spine fold and previous owner inscription [1923] on verso of frontispiece. Otherwise it seems pretty much an unopened book. Beautiful copy. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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27 Anderson, Anne The Dandy Andy Book
[London] Nelson [1913] Hardcover Good Anne Anderson 
Contains 12 colour plates [including frontispiece] all illustrated by Anne Anderson in her charming and idyllic style with Art Nouveau influences. Opposite each plate there is a poem, generally about an outdoor activity, such as bathing, picking roses, fishing, a picnic and so on. Each poem is presented with a decorative border. The book is arranged with each poem having a plate facing it, with double blank pages between them. The paper is a nice quality, slightly glossy. The cover has a 13 th illustration pasted down on the beige coloured cloth. This was one of a series of books by Nelson that were mainly illustrated by Anne Anderson and all have the same type of cover. The other titles include The Rosie Posie Book, The Gillyflower Garden Book, The Matilda Book and The Little Busy Bee Book. 23.5x18 cm. Beige cloth covered boards with colour pictorial paste down to upper board surrounded with a tan coloured border and tan coloured titling. Boards are slightly bowed. Corners, top/tail of spine worn. Grubbiness to boards and spine sunned. Name inscription on ffep. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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28 Anon Animal Friends and Foes
London & Glasgow William Collins, Sons, & Co. Limited Hardcover Good Anon 
[1907] 4 colour plates, 12 full page black and white photographic illustrations and numerous wood cut illustrations within the text. A selection of children's stories with animal themes, including fish, monkies, guinea pigs, camels and crocodiles. Nicely decorated front and rear end papers illustrating children in Edwardian dress. Corners rubbed, some marks to rear board. Printed on art paper - edges tanned. One plate detached and part of the white border is soiled as a result. One or two closed tears. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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29 Anon A Young Rover; or, a Boy's Adventures on Sea and Land
London Seeley, Jackson and Halliday Decorative Cloth Good Various 
[1878] Contains over 100 engravings, many full page, which are of a very good quality. A very nice illustrated book with a very attractive binding. Corners worn; 2 cm. split to top of backstrip. ffep missing. Hinges broken - only one string remaining. Would be worth re-binding. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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30 Aris, Ernest Sir Timothy Tapertail
London Gale & Polden Ltd. 1916 Soft Cover Very Good Ernest Aris 
6 full page colour illustrations and blue coloured wood-cuts on all the remaining text pages. Unpaginated (28 pages). Tale of the adventures of Timothy the mouse, who falls asleep and dreams that he is a knight in shining armour . Crease to top right corner of cover. Slight rusting to staples, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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31 Arranged By Charles Kennedy Scott The Chelsea Song Book
London Cresset Press Limited, The 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Juliet Wigan 
This book contains very stylised Art Deco inspired chromolithographs - 21 full and half page. They are used to illustrate an interesting collection of traditional and ancient British songs, such as James MacDonald, The Drunken Sailor, Greensleeves and Gently Johnnie My Jingalo. There are 20 songs in total that have been arranged for the piano. The text is presented in beautiful calligraphy by Margaret Shipton. No date in the book, but dated from the British Library copy. Inserted publisher's note regarding 'The Drunken Sailor' is still present on page 22. Specific condition: Binding: Spine is sunned and slightly worn top and bottom and general marks commensurate with age. Personal inscription on ffep. Interior: Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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32 Ashley, Doris, Series Edited By Edric Vredenburg Children's Stories from Longfellow
London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Good J. H. Bacon, Harold copping et al 
c. 1912. Contains 7 full page colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Twelve stories that have been inspired and based upon Longfellow's poetry, including Hiawatha and The Golden Legend. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn and edges rubbed; personal inscription on front fixed end paper; front and rear hinges cracked. Interior: no foxing, all pages in good condition, frontispiece plate is missing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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33 Aunt Louisa Home and Country Pets
London Frederick Warne & Co. Decorative Cloth Fair Unattributed 
Not dated, c. 1880. Twelve full page full colour Kronheim plates of pets from the home and country side (birds such as magpie, dove, swan; a fawn, lamb, cow, dogs, horse, rabbit etc). Supporting story text. It would appear that this is a compilation of two previously issued London Toy Books published by Warne: numbers 15 and 51. Each page is mounted on linen and printed on one side only with a blank page guard before each plate. Although now suffering damage the binding is very attractive with black and gilt embossed decoration with a laid down chromolithographic plate; blind embossing to lower board.Specific condition: Binding: Overall wear and staining to both boards; ffep missing and left edge of title page has been fixed to the front paste down end paper. The binding appears to be reasonably tight but it looks like someone might have reinforced it with glue at some point. Interior: Browning to the linen backs of several pages but the Kronheims themselves are in quite good condition. Some fraying to linen edges. Please note that due to the size of my scanner the photo does not show all of the front cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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34 Aunt Louisa's London Toy Book No. 110 My Dog Tray
London and New York Frederick Warne & Co. Soft Cover Good Petherick, H. W. 
Not dated, c. 1890. Four full page and one double page full colour Kronheim plates. Delightful text set in verse about a little Victorian girl and her relationship with her dog. One of a series of books by Warne referred to as London Toy Books. This one is number 110, out of a series of at least 112. Mounted on linen. Printed on one side only. Top surface of bottom left corner missing (see photo) and wear along spine. Some grubbiness internally, otherwise good. N.B. This is a square format book which is wider than my scanner and as a result the scanned image is missing a 2cm strip along the right side. Rest assured its there on the actual book! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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35 Austin, Sarah The Story Without an End from the German of Corové
London Sampson Low, Son, and Marston 1868 First printing Hardcover Very Good E.V.B. 
15 chromolithograph tissue guarded plates, plus sepia frontispiece and vignette illustrations throughout. First printing [no translation note on title page]. Olive green cloth covered boards with black and gilt decoration to upper board and gilt titling to backstrip. Corners, top/tail of backstrip bumped with short split to top of backstrip. Re-cased with replacement endpapers. Some waterstaining to top left corner which affects early and later pages - not considered significant.. Minor spotting to a few pages. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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36 Bacon, Mary Ann Flowers and Their Kindred Thoughts
London Longman & Co. 1848 Fifth Edition Relievo Leather Very Good Jones, Owen 
A beautiful volume that has the double benefit of an Owen Jones Relievo binding and 15 full page chromolithographic plates (including decorated Colophon page), also by Owen. To start with the binding: Designed by Owen Jones and bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants. There are bevelled boards where the bevels are blocked with a curling stem and leaf decoration and the boards (front and rear) are thick with ivy leaves, berries and twigs blocked in blind and relief. The title to the front board is in gothic lettering based upon twigs. Gilt inside dentilles. Gilt edges. The front and rear end papers are on thick textured paper and have a gilt ivy / leaf / berry pattern. printed on upper endpaper verso, at the tail is: ' Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants'. The interior presents 14 superb full page chromolithographic flowers, each associated with an attribute which is described in gilt gothic lettering on the opposite page (e.g. Snowdrop for hope, Primrose for innocence, Rose for love). The lithography is by E. L. Bateman. The overall condition of this volume is very good. Specific condition: There is some slight staining and scuffing to the outer boards (see photo). The front and rear hinges have been reinforced with a neat brown tape strip. There are one or two minor brown spots. This book has a gutta percha binding and quite thick heavy pages - this combination means that some of the pages are loose and pulling away. There is a contents page but no title page present. Some additional background information that you may find of interest: Owen Jones worked for Thomas De La Rue on playing card design, and many of the chromolithograph flower illustrations in this book are to me reminiscent of his work on playing cards for De La Rue. Jones is best known as an interior and pattern designer although he was also an architect. He was superintendent of works at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and designer of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Alhambra Courts at Crystal Palace after its move to Sydenham in 1854. Together with Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, Jones produced the vastly influential Grammar of Ornament in 1856. Leake's patented "Relievo" bindings, made of heavily molded and embossed leather left to its natural color, are usually associated with the English designer Owen Jones. Like papier-mâché bindings, "Relievo" bindings recall both medieval bindings and wood carvings and often occur on ecclesiastical books. The English trade binders Remnant & Edmonds were responsible for many known examples of "Relievo" work, winning a prize for them at the Great Exhibition of 1851. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 380.00 GBP
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37 Ballantyne, R.M. The Lighthouse
London, Melbourne and Toronto Ward, Lock & Co. Limited [1908] Hardcover Very Good Victor Prout 
Boy's story with three black and white plates by Prout. Olive cloth covered boards with blind impressed decoration to upper board with gilt titling and gilt titling to spine. 19x13cm. 320pp. Corners bumped / rubbed; top/tail bumped with short splits at lower edge. 
Price: 13.00 GBP
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38 Bannerman, Helen The Story of Little Black Sambo
London Grant Richards 1900 Fourth edition Hardcover Very Good Helen Bannerman 
27 full colour plates all illustrated by Helen Bannerman and prepared as coloured wood engravings by Edmund Evans at the Racquet Court Press. This is number 4 in the Dumpy Book series. First printed in October 1899, this is the third reprint from October 1900. Set in India, this is about the adventures of a little boy - Sambo - and a tiger. It was apparently a story made up by Bannerman to tell to her two children during a long train journey. It is a sweet story, with delightful naive style illustrations. Green cloth covered boards with darker green vertical stripes and titling. Plain endpapers. All text pages presented as plates with printing only on one side. 113pp. 125x80 mm. Grubby boards, faded backstrip. Blind impressed bookseller's stamp plus name in ink [discrete] to ffep. Binding good, clean contents. 
Price: 275.00 GBP
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39 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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40 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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41 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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42 Barrie, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
London Hodder and Stoughton Limited c. 1938 Hardcover Very Good good + Jacket Arthur Rackham 
Contains 16 [including frontispiece] captioned, tissue guarded tipped in colour plates plus numerous black and white wood-cuts within the text. Complete with original dust jacket in protective cover. Jade green cloth covered boards with gilt titling and illustration to backstrip and upper board. Front endpapers illustrated with map of Kensington Gardens, rear endpapers plain - as issued. Printed by Constable, Edinburgh and illustrations printed by Stone of Banbury. 21x16 cm. vii + 126pp. DJ has a little loss around the top and tail of spine and corners. Unclipped. Book - corners, top/tail bumped with slight fraying to top / tail edges of backstrip. Tight binding, clean contents with very minor spotting to prelims and edge of text block. Nice copy of a nice edition. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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43 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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44 Batten, H. Mortimer Romances of the Wild
London, Glasgow, Bombay Blackie and Son Limited [1922] Hardcover Very Good Warwick Reynolds 
This is a really nicely laid out book that aims to present natural history to children in a way that they can relate to. By crafting stories around his main characters - otters, dogs, fish, badgers, rabbits and so on, that are reflected in some fine illustrations by Warwick Reynolds, Batten manages to bring to life the animal world that he is so clearly fond of. There are 15 plates [including frontispiece] and head and tail illustrations for each story [17 stories in all]. 24.5x19 cm. 159 pp. Grey cloth covered boards with black lettering / illustration to upper board / backstrip and gilt lettering to backstrip. Grey endpapers. Corners and top/tail backstrip bumped. Previous owners gift plate to front pastedown [dated 1928]. Occasional spotting inside, nothing major. from Otto 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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45 Baum, L. Frank The Emerald City of Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Cloth Very Good Good Jacket John R. Neill 
Late 1950's. With the 1929 dust jacket design by John R. Neill. Illustrated throughout by Neil with black and white wood-cuts. This was the sixth Oz book, originally published in 1910. Green cloth boards with rabbit illustration and 'Reilly & Lee' in semi script on spine. [see Hanff & Greene]. Black & white illustrated end papers. 296 pp. Corners slightly rubbed, some sunning to spine. Several chips / tears to dust jacket (mainly around folds) with old sellotape repairs now replaced with archival tape. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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46 Baum, L. Frank The Road to Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Cloth Very Good Good Jacket John R. Neill 
1959, in the dustjacket designed by Roycraft (ref. Hanff & Greene, p. 138]. Contains the original black and white wood-cut illustrations by John Neill. Originally published in 1909, this is the fifth in the Oz series of books. Beige cloth boards with an illustration of Toto and Reilly & Lee in semi script on the spine. Black & white illustrated end papers. 261 pp. Very clean boards and contents - almost fine. Small chips to top / bottom of dust jacket spine and flap folds (now re-inforced with archival tape) and slightly grubby dj. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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47 Baum, L. Frank The Lost Princess of Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. Decorative Cloth Fair John R. Neill 
dated between 1920 and 1935 [Hanff & Greene]. Contains 11 colour plates [1 missing] with captions and many wood cuts, all by John R. Neill. Mid green cloth boards with front paste down illustration. Black & white illustrated end papers. This was the 11th Oz book, first published in 1917. 313 pp. Backstrip badly stained and faded; wear to upper and lower boards. Front and rear hinges cracked. Light pencil colouring to some of the wood cuts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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48 Baum, L. Frank The Enchanted Island of Yew
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1903 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Fanny Y. Cory 
With eight colour plates and several other in text wood cut illustrations, this is a first edition, third state. From the creator of Oz, Yew is another fantasy land created by Baum. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. There is a crack [mainly visible inside] along the upper board. A few fingerprints inside, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 105.00 GBP
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49 Baum, L. Frank; Foreward By Martin Williams A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Indianapolis & New York The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc. 1969 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Very Good Jacket Richard Rosenblum Signed
Written by Baum in 1904, this story first appeared at the time in a woman's magazine and later, in 1915, within an obscure anthology of christmas tales. This book represents the first time that it was published as a book in its own right and it was fully illustrated in 1969 by Rosenblum. It is illustrated on every page in pen and ink style in brown, black and red. Green cloth boards with red line illustration to upper board and titling to backstrip. This copy comes from the library of Ray Powell, who wrote two Oz books - The Raggedys in Oz [1968] and Mr. Flint in Oz [1969]. There is his personal library plate on the verso of the ffep.There is a personal inscription on the ffep to Powell from Martin Williams, who wrote the foreward to the book. This inscription is dated 1969, the publication year of the book. Very slight nicks to the edges of the folds of the dustjacket. Very minor rubbing to corners of boards and very minor sunning to edges of end papers. A very good copy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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50 Beatrix Potter The Pie and the Patty-Pan
New York Frederick Warne & Co. [1911-19] Hardcover Very Good Beatrix Potter 
This is an early American edition, between 1911-1919 [Quinby p.19]. Within the 52 pages there are 9 full page colour illustrations plus frontispiece and 18 smaller black and white illustrations. Size: 177mm x 138 mm. The cover is grey with white writing and onlaid picture of Ribby on the cover (see photograph). Condition: Binding: This book benefits from having been re-bound using the original cover but replacing the front and rear end papers and backstrip. The binding is therefore nice and tight. Slight rubbing to corners. Interior: Crease to second illustration, otherwise very good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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51 Beattie M.D., William The Danube: Its history, scenery and topography splendidly illustrated from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch and drawn by W. H. Bartlett
London Virtue and Co. Ltd. [1844] Hardcover Very Good William H. Bartlett 
Encased within a marbled calf leather binding with gilt tooling this is a beautifully presented book that is the product of an often fruitful relationship between Beattie and Bartlett. 79 Bartlett engraved plates, plus map, engraved half title and vignette and many smaller in text wood engravings. Small original bookbinder's stamp on ffep [R.R. Bellamy, Burton on Trent]. 236pp. 28x22 cm. Corners worn, edges rubbed and some scuffing to backstrip. Occasional brown spotting throughout. 
Price: 950.00 GBP
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52 Beryl Gee, John Lea, Olive Appleton et al The Very Thing
London Blackie & Son Limited 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Raymond Sheppard, Cicely Steed, Arthur Mansbridge et al 
4 full page full colour plates and numerous wood cuts on most of the other pages. A selection of stories, poems and comics for children. Dated through reference to British Library. Condition: Binding: Corners worn, some grubbiness to cover. Interior: very good, no problems. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 20.50 GBP
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53 Bigham, Madge A. Stories of Mother Goose Village
Chicago, New York, London Rand, McNally & Company 1903 Decorative Cloth Fair Ella S. Brison 
A selection of Mother Goose fairy tales, illustrated by Ella Brison with wood cut illustrations highlighted with one colour [blue, yellow, pink etc.]. Brison does not appear to have illustrated very many books which is a shame as the illustrations are charming. Nice decorated end papers, with Hickory Dickory Dock to the front and Mary Quite Contrary to the rear. 200 pp. 19x15 cm. Grubby boards with corners worn / bumped and top / bottom of backstrip bumped and with some short tears. Binding shaken but holding. Some closed tears inside. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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54 Bingham, C. et al Armchair Stories. A picture book for little folk
London, Glasgow and Dublin Blackie and Son Limited Hardcover Good Harry B. Neilson, E.A. Cubbitt et al 
[c. 1900] Colour title page plus charming illustrations of children and animals on most other pages. A selection of stories and poems for children. unpaginated. 26x20 cm. Paper covered illustrated boards over buff coloured backstrip. Plain endpapers. Listing and illustration of other Blackie children's books on lower board. Corners / edges / backstrip worn and grubby. Writing in pencil of ffep, one prelim and rear pastedown. Rare copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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55 Bingham, Clifton; Illustrations By M. Bowley With Father Tuck in Playtime - Mechanical Series / Movable
London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Toronto Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Very Good M. Bowley 
[1910] Contains 4 full colour stand up plates that drop forward from the page forming a two level pop-up scene. One of the Father Tuck's Mechanical Series books. In addition there are supporting verses by Clifton Bingham with monochrome illustrations. In Montanaro [p.346]. The illustrations are of little children in Edwardian scenes with animals and toys - very charming. Stiff card covers, nicely illustrated on the front and the BACK. 12 pp. 28 x22 cm. Backstrip worn in places. Minor faded stain on outside to bottom corner - not very visible and does not show inside. Personal inscription [1913] on inside front cover. Minor marks inside to a few page edges. Pop-ups in excellent condition - no mis-folds or damage and colours are very bright and strong. Overall a very good copy of an early and hard to find movable / pop-up. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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56 Bingham, Clifton; Transformation / Dissolving Pictures The Puzzle Picture Book [movable]
London / New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hilda K. Robinson 
[1900] Contains 6 chromolithograph dissolving scenes [also called slats / transformations]. Each movable consists of four small pictures with text that poses a question relating to the picture and when the tab is pulled at the page bottom another four pictures are revealed showing the answer to the question. I believe that this was also published in German with the title: Ueberraschungen Aller Art. 25x20 cm. 16pp. Blue and white floral pattern end papers. Olive green cloth backstrip. Nister number: 615. Hunt - p.339. Not in Montanaro. Corners, top/bottom of backstrip rubbed. Boards clean and bright with slight marking to lower board. Page edges are a bit fragile, due to type of paper. There is some old, but clean, reinforcement to some of the inner page edges. One hole for tab has been neatly reinforced. All movables work fine and are complete. This is extremely scarce and a very good copy. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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57 Bingham, Clifton; Weedon, L. L. et al Something for the Chicks
London / New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good F. Bingham, Edith Hobarts, Helena Maguire et al 
8 chromolithograph plates [typical Nister style of rich illustration and colour] plus many more sepia line and monochrome illustrations. Nister number 447. Original floral nister end papers. Personal dedication on front paste down, dated from 1900. Listed in Hunt. Corners and top / bottom of cloth backstrip worn. Hinges starting. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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58 Bird, Maria Andy Pandy's Little Goat
Leicester Brockhampton Press 1960 Soft Cover Fair Matvyn Wright 
One of a serieis of little Andy Pandy books. Contains 15 full page colour illustrations. Soft covers are a bit creased, stain to front, some loss to top of backstrip. One page quite grubby. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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59 Black, Margaret Three Brothers and a Lady
London The Acorn Press 1947 First edition Hardcover Very Good Edward Ardizzone 
Typical Ardizzone colour illustrations on most pages, all in two colour plus black [either green / pink, yellow / red, grey / pink or tan / pink]. Adventure fairy tale. 255x190 mm. 63 pp. Paper covered illustrated boards. This copy has been rebound with a new spine and retaining the original boards. Corners worn. Clean contents. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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60 Blankmeyer, Helen van Cleve The Three Goats Gruff An old time story now told in verse
London Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton [1914] Hardcover Good + Edith Blackwell Holden 
Classic Norwegian fairy story about three billy goats who go in search of a fresh pasture and are harrassed by a mean troll. This version has been put to verse by Blankmeyer and nicely illustrated by Holden. Holden is best known for her illustrations of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady [Horne]. Ten full page colour illustrations with black and white illustrations on chapter title pages. Blue cloth backstrip with paper covered illustrated boards and paste down illustration of goats to upper board. c. 15x13 cm. It appears to have been previously recased to strengthen binding with possible loss of free endpapers, but not sure. Corners worn, top/tail backstrip bumped. 'This belongs to' has been completed in neat writing in 1914. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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61 Blyton, Enid Good work Secret Seven
Great Britain Brockhampton Press 1965 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Kay, Bruno 
First edition, seventh impression. Contains several in text black and white illustrations by Bruno Kay. This is the 6th Secret Seven book. Dust jacket unclipped, although price has been partially inked out; some surface rubbing to front board, otherwise very good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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62 Bone, Gertrude; illustrated by Stephen Bone The Furrowed Earth
London Chatto & Windus 1921 First edition Hardcover Very Good + good + Jacket Stephen Bone 
Very nicely presented volume of poetry and wood-cut illustrations along a country side / nature theme from this mother and son combination. 25 poems. 9 wood-cuts presented as plates. 4 pages still uncut. Stephen was a very accomplished book illustrator who concentrated on wood cuts and engravings, for which he won the Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1925. Later on he also collaborated with his wife, Mary Adshead, on a number of children's books. [Horne p.110] DJ not price clipped and now in loose archival quality cover. Brown cloth boards with pastedown title to backstrip [spare title also within book]. 38 pp. 208x163 mm. Small chip to top/tail spine area and top of front flap fold of dj and split along rear flap fold. Slight age related tanning to dj. Book: corners, top/tail of backstrip slightly rubbed. Age tanning to both free end papers [where dj flap lay]. Personal collection pastedown label to front pastedown. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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63 Bonn, Franz with Illustrations By Lothar Meggendorfer Neuer Korb Voll Allerlei
München Braun & Schneider Hardcover Fair Lothar Meggendorfer 
n.d., c.1880's. Selection of humourous children's stories illustrated by Lothar Meggendorfer. Hand coloured wood engravings on every page. 32 pages. Professionally re-bound, retaining original front illustration. Hole to one page which has damaged two of the c. 80 illustrations. Several repaired tears. Grubbiness, particularly to page corners and some pencil scribbling. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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64 Bosher, Kate Langley 'Bobbie' a Story of the Confederacy
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1905 Decorative Cloth Very Good 
Short novel set during the time of the U.S. Confederacy. Nice binding with colour illustration of Conferderate soldier and gilt embossing. Black and white illustration inside. 128 pages. Front corners worn, slightly grubby around edges of front board. Personal inscription [dated 1907] and stamp on ffep. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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65 Bradley, C. E. Bonzo's Annual 1952
London Dean & Son Ltd. 1952 Hardcover Good Studdy, G. E. et al 
Front cover illustrates Bonzo on a rocket with a smiling moon face on a dark blue sky. Green backstrip. 92 pages with three colour illustrations on most of them. Decorative fron and rear end papers. Bonzo first appeared in 1922 as a chubby puppy cartoon character created by George Studdy.This was the last Bonzo annual published by Dean. Name on front pastedown in signature box. Corners / edges rubbed. Some marking to rear board. Ink markings on about 10 pages, otherwise contents good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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66 Browning, Robert, illustrated by T. Butler-Stoney The Pied Piper of Hamelin
London Ernest Nister 1906 First edition thus Hardcover Good + T[homas] Butler-Stoney 
Contains 12 full page chromolithograph illustrations - all very vibrant and strong colouring - and black / white wood-cut illustrations on all of the text pages. Possibly based on historical fact dating back to the 14th century [or even earlier], Browning wrote this extended poem of the Hamelin legend in 1842, after the Brothers Grimm had written their folk tale in 1816. There are many illustrated versions of Brownings poem, but this has to be one of the better ones with Butler-Stoney's wonderful characters with such expression. Unfortunately Butler-Stoney did not illustrate that many children's books and that is indeed a shame. Coloured pictorial boards over a red cloth backstrip. 210x270 mm. 26 pp. Nister number 1506. Very slight movement in binding. Altogether a very good copy with all illustrations in vibrant condition. 
Price: 115.00 GBP
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67 Bunyan, John Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress
London, n.d. - c. 1891 Groombridge and Sons Decorative Cloth Very Good Lydon, A. F. 
12 chromolithographic tissue guarded plates (including frontispiece and title vignette). a.e.g.; 194 pages. Gilt titling to front board and spine. Corners, top / bottom of backstrip rubbed; backstrip sunned. Browning to rear of frontispiece and some brown spots (minor) towards the end of the book. Nice tight copy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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68 Burgdorffer, Nelly Contes Domestiques
Amsterdam Relpi [1940s] Hardcover Very Good Hannie Tulp 
Little book in French with stories about the home. Contains black and white wood-cut illustrations. One of a series of books by Burgdorffer containing children's short stories along a theme. Nicely decorated paper covered boards in matt black with colourful illustration. 39 pp. 15x15 cm. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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69 Burrows, Peggy The Magic Window Storybook An In Action Book
U.S.A. Rand McNally & Company and Phillips Publishers, Inc. 1954 Hardcover Very Good Arthur von Frankenberg and Seymour Fleishman 
The 'magic window' is a small cardboard frame [similar size to a pair of glasses] around clear red film. The reader looks through this window at the illustrations in the book and hidden secrets are revealed! There are clues in the accompanying verses. In many of the pictures when you look through the window the change of image gives the idea of movement. This book has the original Magic Window, which is written on it and which is quite rare as they are usually lost / damaged and replaced or just not there. Paper covered illustrated boards, laminated with a yellow ground. Brightly illustrated end papers. 22x19 cm. Unpaginated, c. 28pp. Short split top / tail spine. Other than this the boards are remarkably clean and fresh, as is the contents, including the magic window. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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70 Businský, Vladimír Pohádky O Princeznách [The Fairy Tale Princesses]
Praha [Prague] Jaroslav Tožicka 1945 Hardcover Very Good + Otto Ušák 
Illustrated Czech fairy tale book containing three stories: Potrestaná pýcha [Pride punished], O chytré princeznê [The Clever Princess] and Cerná princezna [Black Princess]. Illustrated throughout by Otto Ušák in colour and sepia tones there are five colour plates and each page is nicely decorated with a peach coloured border of animals, birds, castles and crowns. Illustrated peach coloured end papers. 92pp; 4to / 25x19 cm. Blue cloth backstrip with illustrated paper covered boards. Small publishers stamp on one of the prelims. Corners very slightly bumped, the overall condition is very good approaching fine. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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71 Byron, May; Illustrated By Chloe Preston The Peek-A-Boos Gipsies
London Oxford University Press 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Preston, Chloe 
A wonderful copy of this Chloe Preston classic, as referred to in Hillier (p. 28). Six full page colour plates all printed on grey card paper (as per cover - see photograph) plus 11 other black and white wood cuts. Condition: Binding: corners rubbed otherwise fine; Interior: Some finger prints and the remains of some crayoning that has been removed from the blank side of one of the illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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72 c. 1905 Pictures in Colour of Buxton and the Peak District
London & Norwich Jarrold & Sons Ltd. First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good 
n.d. estimate c. 1905. Contains 50 coloured photos of scenes in and around the Peak District. Under each photo (which is roughly a half page view) is presented information on the scene. The rear side of each page is blank. The are various scenes for Buxton, such as The Pump Room, The Serpentine Walk, The Pavillion and The Lovers' Leap; then on to Castleton, Dovedale, The High Tor, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth; and other places such as Bakewell, Matlock Bath and Lumsdale. There is also a single page map of the Peak District, with the route of the Midland Railway shown, and several adverts, some in colour for hotels in the area (Croquet Lawns and electric lights included!), other guide books and Fry's concentrated cocoa. Attractive binding in blue and red cloth on bevel edge boards, with a photo of Matlock Bath and gilt lettering. Printed by Jarrold for F. Wright, Art Publisher, Buxton. Specific Condition: Binding: Some minor marks to front and rear boards, backstrip is sunned and discoloured with some wear to the cloth edges. Inscription, from 1953, on ffep. Interior: Some minimal brown spots to the blank side of a few pages - the printed sides are o.k., Generally very good book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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73 Caldecott, Randolph The Panjandrum Picture Book No. 4
London and New York Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd Decorative Cloth Good Good Jacket Randolph Caldecott 
n.d., c. 1940's [based upon the printer's, Edmund Evans, address on dj]. Contains 24 full page coloured wood engraving with sepia engravings on all of the other pages. Printed by Edmund Evans the colour and quality is very good and the content of the illustrations provide a good window on to Victorian society. This volume contains five children's stories all previously published individually. Larger size volume - 24x20 cm; 23 pp. Dust Jacket: small chips to folds [reinforced with archival tape] and a few short closed tears to edges. Now in protective cover. Binding: tape stains to edges of end papers; remains of library card on rear paste down. Interior: Library stamp twice to title page and small number stamp to one prelim and last page. A few short closed tears, now reinforced with archival tape and one larger tear to plate, otherwise clean. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Oblong. Ex-Library. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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74 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Bessie Pease [Gutmann]
London J. Coker & Co. Ltd. [1930's] Hardcover Good Bessie Pease [Gutmann] 
Eight colour plates [incl frontis] by Bessie Pease and black and white embellishments around the border of every page by G. P. Micklewright make this a very nicely presented edition of Alice. Grey paper boards with colour paste down illustration to upper board and red cloth backstrip. 255x190mm. 164pp. Corners worn. Old damp stain along lower edge of upper board. Front hinge partially cracked [about 1/3]. Minor brown spotting on prelims and last page. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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75 Carroll, Lewis Alice in Wonderland Centenary Edition
Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots [1932] Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Gwynedd Hudson 
12 fabulous colour plates by Gwynedd Hudson, who must be one of the enjoyable Alice illustrators, together with black/white/orange wood-cut decoration and illustrations on the other pages. Each colour plate is protected by a tissue guard that has a short quotation and small illustration. This edition was published to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Lewis Carroll's birth. With the original and hard to find dust jacket that has a colour illustration pasted on to it. The scarlet cloth binding is decorated with heavy gilt illustration. End papers have small black and orange vignettes. Dedication block on prelim is not signed. 255x200mm. 180pp. Condition: DJ complete but tears have been repaired with archival tape from the underside. Upper cloth board has some fading which seems to have bled through around the colour illustration pasted on to the dj. Previous owner's name in discrete writing on top of ffep. All colour plates in fine condition. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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76 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lovely coloured plates by W. H. Walker
London John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. [1934] Hardcover Very Good W. H. Walker 
A very nicely illustrated version of Alice with 8 colour plates and 42 wood-cut illustrations, all by W. H. Walker. Walker's illustrations are very charming and it would be nice to see more of his work but he was not a very prolific illustrator of children's books. Buff cloth binding with black line illustration and titling to upper board and spine. 152 (xiii) pp. 214x170 mm. Binding clean and tight. Browning to endpapers. Personal inscription fo ffep. Some brown spotting to title page. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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77 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
London Hutchinson's Children's Books 1989 First edition thus Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket Peter Weevers 
Nicely illustrated edition of this classic. Near fine condition. Dust jacket not price clipped. A nice addition to an Alice collection. 127pp 26x19cm. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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78 Chapin, Anna Alice / illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith The Everyday Fairy Book
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1917] Hardcover Very Good 
Large format book with 7 [collated] colour plates by Jessie Willcox Smith. A single story over 16 chapters with poems presented in between each chapter. 159pp plus adverts. 29x22 cm. Olive green paper covered covered boards with colour illustration paste down to upper board and olive green cloth backstrip with black titling. Plain cream end papers with School stamp and prize dedication on ffep [1926]. Printed on art paper. Corners and edges in parts worn, top/tail backstrip bumped. Clean tight contents. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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79 Chesson, Nora / illustrated by Louis Wain With Louis Wain to Fairyland
London - Paris - New York Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1904] First edition Hardcover Good Louis Wain 
Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 12 full page colour illustrations and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Contains classic fairy tales - Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and so on. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset and although holding overall it is delicate and a few of the pages have come loose. This is a problem with the manufacture of this book, mainly due to the poor early wood pulp paper quality which is now tanned and chipped around some of the edges, and just has to be accepted as I feel that too much restoration would detract. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition. 
Price: 1100.00 GBP
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80 Children's German Easter Book Bunte Ostereier
Nurnberg Schwager & Steinlein Hardcover Very Good 
[1950's] German language children's book. In verse and illustrated in full colour. Scenes showing a rabbit delivering easter eggs. Board book. Unpaginated - 4 pages. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" Tall [oblong]. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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81 Chisholm, Edwin (edited by) The Jolly Book For Girls
London Thomas Nelson and Sons Hardcover Very Good Ruth Cobb, C. E. Brock et al 
nd, c. 1920's / 30's. Contains 6 full colour plates and numerous wood-cuts, some full page, within the text. Very nice pictorial coloured end papers. 14 different stories with school girl theme - boarding school escapades and mysteries. Stories by Christine Chaundler, Ethel Talbot, Bessie Marchant et al. Corners worn, edges bumped, spine sunned. Book plate on front fixed end paper. Brown spotting to a couple of pages and text block edge. Overall very good condition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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82 Chisholm, Louey (chosen by) The Golden Staircase: Poetry for the Six, Seven and Eight Year Old
London T. C. & E. C. Jack [1910] Hardcover Fair Spooner, M. Dibdin 
Contains 4 colour plates and a collection of over 60 poems from a variety of poets, from Walter Scott, to Thackery to Longfellow, all geared to the younger age group. There were four independent books compiled in this series, each targeted at different age groups, and they were also subsequently issued in a single volume, referred to as The Golden Staircase. Spooner's illustrations, which to me are reminiscent of Anne Anderson, make this a very attractively presented book of poetry. Tan paper covered boards with pictorial onlay to upper board and black titling. 23x16 cm. 88 pp. Top and bottom section of backstrip is missing. Corners worn. Personal dedication, from 1913, on ffep. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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83 Claflin, Mary B. Brampton Sketches Old-Time New England Life
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1890 First Edition Decorative Cloth Good 
Lovely description about village life in New England in the 19th century. It describes Brampton as situated between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. Nice frontispiece wood-cut with tissue guard. Nice illustrated front board depicting colonial house. Some sunning to cover. Top and bottom of backstrip slightly bumped. Front hinge cracked. Personal stamp on rear paste down end paper. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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84 Claire Moore Tom thumb Tales
London The Children's Press First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Bi-colour wood-cuts on every page (red / black or orange / black). 4 different stories about Tom Thumb. 92 pages. Condition: Binding: Very slight rubbing to corners. Interior: Small inked out price on title page, slight brown tinge to pages (due to type of paper) otherwise very good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 
Price: 7.75 GBP
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85 Clark, Cumberland, Illustrated By John Hassall The Humours of Bridge
London Herbert Jenkins Limited 1928 Decorative Cloth Very Good Good Jacket Hassall, John 
50 full page chromolithographic illustrations by Hassall. Original blue cloth binding under yellow dust wrapper. An exceptionally well presented humourous look at the game of Bridge, which, as well as being very entertaining, at times borders on being down right sexist! The illustrations are tremendous, humourous in their own right and in wonderful strong and bright colours. I have scanned one together with the dustjacket, see photo. Rare with dust jacket, which is now protected in archival film. 134 pages. Specific condition: Dust Jacket: A few brown spots and 3 small tears on the folds. Binding: Top / bottom of backstrip bumped, otherwise very good, no problems. Interior: A few brown spots on the page edges (only really visible when closed) and a few on the table of contents page, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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86 Clayton, Jacqueline The Matilda Book
Nelson 1914 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Wood, Elsie Anna 
Contains 12 full page colour plates plus black and white illustrations on other pages. The story is written in verse about a little girl (Matilda) who goes to the country side for the summer to visit relatives. This book is beautifully illustrated by Elsie Anna Wood and the colours are very bright and clear. The book is arranged with each page of verse having a plate facing it, with double blank pages between them. The paper is a nice quality, slightly glossy. The cover has a 13 th illustration pasted down on the beige coloured cloth. This was one of a series of books in verse by Nelson that were mainly illustrated by Anne Anderson and all have the same type of cover. The other titles include The Rosie Posie Book, The Maisie Daisie Book, The Busy Bee Book and The Gillyflower Book. Condition: Binding: The binding is nice and tight and the beige boards are remarkably clean with just a few marks along the edge of the spine. Interior: Personal inscription (1915); a very clean and unmarked interior. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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87 Cobham, Sir Alan; Lindbergh, Col. Charles; Handley Page, F. Tales of the Air
London and Glasgow Collins Decorative Cloth Very Good Stanley Rogers, Leslie Carr et al 
n.d. 1931. Contains 7 full colour plates and many more wood cuts. A selection of fictional stories and educational information all related to aviation. There is an interesting overview of the Schneider Trophy Race and Croydon - airport of London. What is particularly interesting is a chapter on The Rocket Aeroplane which talks about 'recent' tests with rocket engines in Germany and the author predicts how they may well change the future of aviation. There is a Sunday School name plate (from Guernsey) on the front paste down and a bookseller's stamp [again Guernsey] on the rear paste down. Corners rubbed, backstrip sunned and rubbed and a few marks to boards. Small wear spot to upper board. Internally clean and bright and overall very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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88 Collodi, C. Pinocchio The Tale of a Puppet
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman Publishing Co. 1916 Hardcover Very Good Alice Carsey 
A charming english language edition of the classic Italian children's story, Pinocchio. There are eight colour plates and 32 line illustrations. Navy blue cloth covered boards with a colour illustration pastedown to the upper board. Pale lilac front and rear illustrated end papers. 23x17 cm. 205 pp. There is a gift inscription on the ffep from 1928 and what is particularly nice is the original gift tag with the same recipient and sender names is included. Corners rubbed, top/tail of backstrip bumped. Some staining to cover, mainly lower board. from Otto 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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89 Constance Heward; Illustrated By Susan B. Pearse Ameliaranne Goes Touring
London George G. Harrap & Company Limited 1947 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 Constance Heward. This is the second impression of the first edition which was first published in 1939. Condition: Dust Jacket: Small piece missing to top of spine cover (1 x 1.5 cm), otherwise very good. Binding: Personal dedication on front free fly leaf, 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: 49.00 GBP
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90 Constance Heward; Illustrated By Susan B. Pearse Ameliaranne Camps Out
London George G. Harrap & Company Limited 1951 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket Susan B. Pearse 
28 full page colour illustrations, colour frontispiece and colour illustrated end papers, 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. Blue cloth spine with blue boards. The Ameliaranne series were always illustrated by Pearse, but they were written by a variety of authors, this one being by Constance Heward. Condition: Dust Jacket: Small pieces missing to top / bottom of spine and folds; closed tear to rear - all now protected / reinforced with archival tape; brown spots and rubbing to front. Binding: Sunning to top / bottom of backstrip; shallow brown stain to bottom of front board and front bottom corner worn. Name on ffep. Interior: Very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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91 Corvus, Ernst Weihnachts-Geisterchen Ein Sternenmarchen (Christmas Elves a Star Fairy Tale)
Berlin Fries Kunstdruckverlag Hardcover Very Good Ernst Corvus 
[c. early 1950's] Very nicely illustrated in full colour by Ernst Corvus in a style very reminiscent of Mabel Lucie Attwell. A selection of christmas themed stories featuring little childlike elves that help Santa to prepare. Not paginated, 32 pages. Silver gilt titles to front and rear covers. Corners worn, edges rubbed, small split to bottom of backstrip. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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92 Couper, Heather and Pelham, David The Universe A three dimensional study - pop-up book
Century Hutchinson / Intervisual 1985 Hardcover Very Good + David Pelham 
This amazing pop-up book studies the universe from the big bang, through star birth and star death, explanations of the galaxies and finishing with the end of the universe. The paper engineering from David Pelham is truly incredible. There are six double page pop-ups with intricate layering and interactions of the elements all presented with vivid colours. The words are provided by Heather Couper [broadcaster and writer on astronomy] and in addition to the pop-ups the descriptions [which are presented on fans which pull out from behind the pop-ups] are supplemented with many movable scales and elements. David Pelham has produced many fine pop-up books and this must represent some of the best paper engineering work of this generation and is a definite collectible for the future. Very slight rubbing to the boards. All pop-ups and movable elements are complete and fully working with no mis-folds or bends. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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93 Couper, Heather and Pelham, David The Universe A three dimensional study - pop-up book
Century Hutchinson / Intervisual 1985 Hardcover Very Good + David Pelham 
This amazing pop-up book studies the universe from the big bang, through star birth and star death, explanations of the galaxies and finishing with the end of the universe. The paper engineering from David Pelham is truly incredible. There are six double page pop-ups with intricate layering and interactions of the elements all presented with vivid colours. The words are provided by Heather Couper [broadcaster and writer on astronomy] and in addition to the pop-ups the descriptions [which are presented on fans which pull out from behind the pop-ups] are supplemented with many movable scales and elements. David Pelham has produced many fine pop-up books and this must represent some of the best paper engineering work of this generation and is a definite collectible for the future. Very slight rubbing to the boards. All pop-ups and movable elements are complete and fully working with no mis-folds or bends. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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94 Crommelin, May; illustrated by Louis Wain Louis Wain's Little Soldiers
London Hutchinson and Co. [1916] Hardcover Good Louis Wain 
Contains 39 coloured illustrations [blue, red and black] by Louis Wain, some full page and others within the text. The illustrations are in typical Louis Wain style and also show his typical sense of humour in his portrayal of the humanised cats. This copy has a replacement backstrip and end papers and the gutta percha binding has been relaid. Corners and edges worn and there is some grubbiness to the beige boards. Printed on thick art paper and, as often happens, some of the page edges are rubbed. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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95 Crosland, T.W.H.; illustrated by Henry Mayer Little People, an alphabet The Dumpy Books for Children
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1902 First American edition Hardcover Very Good Henry Mayer 
A quite delightful and entertaining ABC book with 24 chromolithograph plates, one for every letter of the alphabet [except x and y], showing a character in national dress, e.g. A for Arab, B for Boer, C for Chinaboy. Opposite each illustration is a short related verse, often quite amusing. This is one of the Dumpy Books for Children series, of which there were about 7 titles - these are listed on one of the prelims. 14x9 cm. 95pp. Paper covered illustrated boards over red cloth backstrip. Corners / edges worn with surface abrasion to boards. Top/tail backstrip bumped with short split to top [c. 1cm]. Inscription from 1903 on ffep. Clean contents. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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96 Croxall, Dr. Samuel (based Upon His version) Aesop's Fables
London Bliss, Sands & Co. 1897 First Thus Decorative Cloth Fair 
Contains all of Aesop's Fables (110 of them), supported by over 100 very nice engravings. There is bad damp damage to the spine which has crept through to many of the interior page edges. Hinges cracked and rear bottom hinge is broken. Some foxing, mainly at the start and finish. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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97 Dafforne, James Pictures by Daniel Maclise, R.A
London Virtue and Co. 1876 Decorative Cloth Good Maclise, Daniel 
[1876] Contains 11 engravings of Maclise’s work, presented as tissue guarded plates. Engravings by R. Graves, F. Joubert, S. Sangster, J. Franck et al. 58 pp. Folio— 35x27 cm. Green moiré effect cloth binding with black and gilt tooled decoration and titling to both boards and backstrip. Bevelled edges. Aeg. Corners and top / tail of backstrip worn as well as a few points on the bevelled edge. There is a reasonable amount of foxing, but fortunately this does not affect the front of the plates. Note: The binding for this book requires attention. The bands have become detached from the boards, the quires are still being held together, by the bands, but the entire text block is unstable and requires some work. The good thing is that apart from a 3 inch split at the ffep the endpapers are intact. I could arrange for my bookbinder to undertake the necessary repairs and these would be charged at cost. N. B. This is a heavy book [1.8 kg] and so postage outside the UK will require a supplement. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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98 Dahl, Flight Lieutenant Roald The Gremlins from the Walt Disney production
Sydney Ayres & James Pty. Ltd. 1943 First edition thus Hardcover Good copy Jacket Walt Disney studios 
First Australian edition. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Illustrations come from the Walt Disney studios. Illustrated paper covered boards with yellow & red illustrated front and rear endpapers. 273x220mm. Corners / edges worn. Top/tail backstrip bumped with short split to top end. A few marks and scuffs with tiny paper loss to lower board. The gutter has been reinforced with tape on the first and last few pages. Personal inscription on first prelim. Dustjacket is facsimile copy. An amusing story about little creatures that set about sabotaging military aircraft during the second world war, thereby leading to the term 'gremlins' for any inexplicible faults in the aircraft. Dahl had been a pilot during WWII, hence the 'Flight Lieutenant Dahl' authorship and the subject of the book was no doubt close to his heart and somewhat tongue in cheek. 
Price: 210.00 GBP
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99 Daryll, A. J., illustrated by Constance Haslewood Little Merry-makers
London & New York Frederick Warne & Co. [1888] Hardcover Good + Constance Haslewood 
There are 18 full page chromolithographs, as well as full page chromos forming the frontispiece and title page. Each of the remaining of the 48 pages is adorned with typical Victorian illustrations either in chromolithography or sepia tones. The story line takes you through the seasons of the year and describes in poetry the different festivals, such as Valentine's Day, Palm Sunday and Christmas, and also describes the different traditions and customs that were prevalent in Victorian times, such as making and playing with Cowslip Balls, sweethearts playing forfeits and rowing on the river. Apart from the glorius illustrations by Constance Haslewood the text provides a wonderful insight into Victorian life and the customs of the day. Condition: Binding: Corners worn, edges rubbed. Re-cased with replacement backstrip and endpapers. Interior: Some grubbiness to pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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100 Davidson, Gladys Birds of the Sea and Shore
London & Glasgow; n.d. - c. 1948 Blackie & Son Limited Hardcover Good Aitchen, Robert 
8 colour plates of different birds (Kittiwakes, Puffins, Gannets etc.) and numerous wood-cuts, both full and half page. 64 pages. Contains a description and illustration of 32 different birds, together with a relative sizes chart. Children's book. Beige boards with nice blue illustration of an Eider Duck. Specific condition: Binding: Corners rubbed, front board slightly warped, some grubbiness to boards, marks and inscriptions to front and rear end papers. Interior: very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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