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301 Thompson, Ruth Plumly Grampa in Oz
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. 1924 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good John R. Neill 
Conforms to all requirements for first edition first state in Hanff, Greene et al. 12 full colour plates with many wood-cuts within the text. Black and white illustrated end papers. Light brick red cloth binding with coloured pictorial label to upper board. Black lettering and vignette to backstrip. 271pp. Corners rubbed, top/tail of backstrip bumped. Front hinge cracked. Some looseness between two quires about 2/3 way through. Contents and boards clean, bright and intact. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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302 Thorne, Diana and Moran, Connie Chips, The Story of a Cocker Spaniel
Philadelphia John C. Winston Company 1944 First edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Diana Thorne and Connie Moran 
Appealing story of a little Cocker Spaniel looking for a home so that he can leave the Pet Store. Charming illustrations on every page. Dark green cloth backstrip with light green illustrated paper covered boards. Some very slight rubbing to board edges. Great condition and well protected in the rare dust jacket. DJ has slightly darkened spine with a one inch closed tear to top along fold. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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303 Thornton W. Burgess Buster Bear's Twins
London The Bodley Head 1933 First Thus Decorative Cloth Poor Harrison Cady 
One of four Burgess books in the Green Forest Series. Harrison Cady illustrations. Condition described as Poor as only 7 of 8 plates present. 1cm tear to top of spine. Children's scribbling to rear cover. Some internal creasing to pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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304 Thorpe, Rosa Hartwick Curfew Must Not Ring To-night
London John Walker & Co. [1890] Paperback Good 
A dramatic Victorian love poem profusely illustrated with sepia lithographs. The poem is about a young maiden whose lover is in prison and who is doomed to be executed at the curfew time and the attempts that she makes to prevent the curfew ringing. Opposite each page of poetry there is a full page lithograph, making it a nicely presented little volume. Unpaginated, 28 pp. 185x160 mm. Paper covered card with green cloth backstrip. The cover is a replacement using a facsimile of the original illustrations. Occasional light fingering to pages. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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305 Trollope, Anthony, Illustrated By Phyllis Harrap The Warden
London George G. Harrap & Company Limited 1949 First Thus Cloth Very Good Good Jacket Harrap, Phyllis 
Beautifully illustrated with 12 full colour plates and 29 in text wood cuts. This is a very nice copy with no interior faults and just minor sunning to the bottom edge of the front board. The dust jacket is complete and in good condition albeit it a bit dusty with minor chipping to the top and bottom of the spine and some rear surface abrasion and the folds have been reinforced with tape. A very nice copy for a present. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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306 Tyrrell, Eleanor, Illustrated By Honor C. Appleton More About The Squirrels
London, Edinburgh and New York Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. [1918] First Edition Hardcover Good Appleton, Honor C. 
6 (including frontispiece) full colour pen and wash plates by Honor C. Appleton and small wood cut vignettes within the text on most of the pages, also by Appleton. All very charming illustrations. This book was written by Tyrrell as a sequel to her 1914 book, 'How I Tamed the Wild Squirrels'. It is a delightful tale about the red squirrels around the author's house, the main character being one she has called Fritz, the German. Beige cloth boards with bevelled edges, lovely pasted down illustration by Appleton to front board with nicely illustrated front and rear end papers. Specific condition: Binding: Tight, very good condition. Some grubbiness to beige coloured boards. Personal inscription (dated 1919) on ffep. Interior: Many of the small wood cuts have been coloured in with pencil and there is a child's name on one text page. All of the colour plates are in very good condition with no marks. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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307 Tyrrell, Eleanor, Illustrated By Honor C. Appleton More About The Squirrels
London, Edinburgh and New York Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. [1918] First Edition Hardcover Very Good Appleton, Honor C. 
6 (including frontispiece) full colour pen and wash plates by Honor C. Appleton and small wood cut vignettes within the text on most of the pages, also by Appleton. All very charming illustrations. This book was written by Tyrrell as a sequel to her 1914 book, 'How I Tamed the Wild Squirrels'. It is a delightful tale about the red squirrels around the author's house, the main character being one she has called Fritz, the German. Beige cloth boards with bevelled edges, lovely pasted down illustration by Appleton to front board with nicely illustrated front and rear end papers. 216x170 mm. 111 pp. Corners, top/tail backstrip bumped. Some grubbiness to boards. Small watermark to upper board pastedown. Binding tight. Personal name on ffep. Small inkstain on rear free end paper. Personal name of two prelim pages. Clean contents. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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308 unknown Zehn Kleine Negerlein 'Monkey' edition
Germany Pestalozzi 1926 Board_book Very Good 
Traditional children's story/rhyme about ten children who one by one have a calamity leaving only one at the end. This edition was considered highly inappropriate when it was published as one of the children [all of whom were black] was portrayed as a monkey. Hence this version is often referred to as the 'Monkey Edition'. Verses written in german. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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309 Upton, Bertha The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg'
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1923 Hardcover Very Good Florence K. Upton 
Contains 31 full page colour illustrations as well as little vignettes within the sepia script text pages. This is the first of 13 golliwogg books written and illustrated by the mother and daughter Upton pair. In this first book in the series the golliwogg was not intended as the 'star' of the show and he was really just a supporting character to the Dutch peg dolls, appearing in just over a third of the illustrations. However he proved so popular at the time that he became the central character in the subsequent books. In all of the Upton books the Golliwogg is presented as friendly and kind, unlike in later imitations [such as Blyton] where he could be portrayed as a bit of a scallywag. This is a charming story of peg Dutch dolls in a toy shop that come to life at midnight. With no clothes they make themselves a dress out of the American flag [Florence spent the first 14 years of her life in the U.S.] and the book narrates their nightime escapades with the other toys. When the Golliwogg first appears they are momentarily frightened but then they soon become best of friends and end up saving his 'life'. Illustration of the sun [who features in the last scene of the story] on the lower board. Golliwogg and two peg dolls dressed in flag dresses on upper board. Stiff card boards with tan backstrip. Oblong format; 28x21 cm. 64 pp [however as page numbers 23/4 and 55/6 have been used twice there are really 68 pages! Note - these double page numbers are not an indication of a first edition as sometimes claimed]. Two corners chipped. Slight marking to boards. Personal dedication on ffep. Occasional short closed tear but basically clean complete contents. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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310 Upton, Bertha; Illustrated By Florence K. Upton The Golliwogg's Air-Ship
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1902 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Upton, Florence K. 
29 full page and one double page spread full colour illustrations plus smaller sepia illustrations on the other text pages. Story line follows Golliwogg and Sarah Jane, Peg, Meg and Midget as they build an airship, decide what clothes they should wear to fly in it and then take a rather calamitous journey. Wonderful example from the Golliwog series of books. Written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence (1873-1922) who was born in the U.S. and worked in the U.K. There were 12 Golliwogg books written between 1896 - 1909, this is the 6th of those books. The word Golliwogg, which is no longer considered a socially acceptable word, originated from these books and is listed in the dictionary. Upton illustrated other children's books (see the Vege-men's Revenge for example) and was an accomplished artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, London. Condition: Binding: Corners worn, edges rubbed in parts. 3 small (1mm) holes in backstrip. The first quire is a bit loose but the overall binding is intact, as are the endpapers. There was a strip of tape between the first quire and the free front end paper, this has been removed. Interior: Very bright and clean. N.B. The photo may appear as if the cover has a stripe running vertically across the cover of the book, this is due to the fact the book was too wide for me to scan as one image and the photo is a merging of two files. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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311 Upton, Bertha; illustrated by Florence K. Upton The Golliwogg's Auto-Go-Cart
London, New York & Bombay Longmans, Green & Co. 1901 Hardcover Good Florence K. Upton 
29 full page and one double page spread full colour illustrations with numerous other sepia illustrations within the text. Another charming story about the Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This tale is about their disastrous adventures with an 'auto cart'. This is the 6th in a 13 book series of golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence (1873-1922) between 1896 - 1909. The word Golliwogg, which is no longer considered a socially acceptable word, originated from these books and is listed in the dictionary. Upton illustrated other children's books (see the Vege-men's Revenge for example) and was an accomplished artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, London. 217x282 mm. 66pp. Paper covered illustrated boards over green cloth backstrip. Mushroom / white endpapers decorated with swans and ships. Corners / edges worn. Re-bound with replacement green cloth backstrip. Endpapers - Original paste down and replacement free. General marks and stains to boards. Pages well turned with grubbiness and soft edges to some. Several closed tears and nics. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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312 Upton, Bertha; illustrated by Florence K. Upton The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club
London, New York & Bombay Longmans, Green & Co. 1903 Second edition Hardcover Good Florence K. Upton 
31 full page colour illustrations with numerous other sepia illustrations within the text. Another charming story about the Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This tale is about their travels around the world on homemade bicycles and the disasters that befall them. This is the 2nd in a 13 book series of golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence (1873-1922) between 1896 - 1909. The word Golliwogg, which is no longer considered a socially acceptable word, originated from these books and is listed in the dictionary. Upton illustrated other children's books (see the Vege-men's Revenge for example) and was an accomplished artist, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, London. 220x285 mm. 64pp. This copy has been rebound in a new dark blue cloth binding with a facsimile front cover illustration paste down [taken from the first edition]. Last page is facsimile replacement [taken from first edition]. First three pages creased. Some browning and marks to frontispiece and last [original] page, all other pages fresh and bright. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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313 Uttley, Alison Water-Rat's Picnic
London Collins 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Margaret Tempest 
This is the 15th grey rabbit book written by Uttley and illustrated by Tempest. 93 pp with 20 full page colour illustrations. Green paper covered boards with square illustration on upper board. Green on white illustrated front and rear end papers. Corners worn, replacement green cloth backstrip. Minor brown spotting on a few pages, otherwise very good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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314 Uttley, Alison Little Grey Rabbit goes to the Sea
London Collins 1961 Fourth Impression Hardcover Very Good Margaret Tempest 
This is the 24th grey rabbit book written by Uttley and illustrated by Tempest. 63 pp with 14 full page colour illustrations. Blue on white illustrated front and rear end papers. Blue paper boards with square illustration to upper board. Corners rubbed, top of backstrip bumped and some grubbiness to boards. Interior very good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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315 Uttley, Alison Grey Rabbit and the Circus
London Collins 1982 Sixth Impression Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Margaret Tempest 
This is the 30th grey rabbit book written by Uttley and illustrated by Tempest. 63 pp with 15 full page colour illustrations. Brown on white illustrated front and rear end papers. Burgandy paper boards with square illustration to upper board. DJ is not price clipped. Very good DJ with no nicks or tears. Small indentation on lower edge of upper board otherwise the binding is nearing fine. Internally fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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316 Various Authors; Illustrated By: Crane, Thomas and Houghton, Ellen Abroad
London Marcus Ward & Co 1882 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Thomas Crane and Ellen E. Houghton 
This is an original copy of a book that was re-printed in the 1980s. Beautiful chromolithograph illustrations on the cover (see photograph) 11 full page chromos inside. In addition, the majority of the other pages have have quarter or half size chromos and the few remaining have stylised illuminations around the page. 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. 56 pages. Size: 22 cm x 19 cm. Subject matter takes in a tour around France and the illustrations provide a very good depiction of Victorian times. This was written as a companion volume to London Town, a copy of which I also have for sale, and At Home. Specific Condition: Binding: Corners worn, edges rubbed, spine worn at top. Small tear to corner of paper on rear board. Front hinge cracked. Interior: Some finger prints and slight browning to some pages, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 69.00 GBP
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317 Various Writers; Illustrated By Thomas Crane and Ellen Houghton Abroad
London Marcus Ward & Co. 1882 First Edition Hardcover Good Crane, Thomas & Houghton, Ellen 
This is an original copy of a book that was re-printed in the 1980s. Beautiful chromolithograph illustrations on the cover (see photograph) 11 full page chromos inside. In addition, the majority of the other pages have have quarter or half size chromos and the few remaining have stylised illuminations around the page. 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. 56 pages. Size: 22 cm x 19 cm. Subject matter takes in a tour around France and the illustrations provide a very good depiction of Victorian times. 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 London Town, a copy of which I also have for sale, and At Home. Specific Condition: Binding: Corners worn and edges, top / bottom of spine rubbed. Couple of small holes in backstrip. There is a slight bubble under the front paste down cover and a small surface tear to the front (see photo) and another to the rear. Front hinge starting to crack, rear is O.K. Internal: Some browning to prelims otherwise internally very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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318 Vergil / illustrated by Edward Carrick The Georgics of Vergil
London George W. Jones 1931 First edition thus Hardcover Very Good Edward Carrick 
Copy number 243 from a limited edition of 500. Contains four very good wood-cut / engraved platesby Edward Carrick [aka Edward Anthony Craig] and illustrated title page, which are considered 'decorative and delightful' [Houfe] by an artist in his prime, before he went on to concentrate more on a career in film and theatre design. Translated by R. D. Blackmore with an Introduction by R. S. Conway. The second major work by Vergil, The Georgics is a poem providing instruction in the methods of running a farm, with chapters on raising crops and trees, livestock and horses and bee-keeping and the qualities of bees. A nicely presented volume. Grey / green covered boards with beige backstrip and large gilt 'V' on upper board and gilt titling to backstrip. Upper edge gilt. 29x20cm. 128pp. Grubbiness to boards, particularly backstrip. Corners worn / bumped, top/tail bumped. Name / date on ffep. Interior clean and fresh and binding tight. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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319 Victorian children's book Playtime Stories Mounted on linen - untearable
London & New York Frederick Warne & Co. [1903] First edition Cardboard Covers Good + 
Five full page chromolithograph illustrations and various sepia line drawings. Series of fairy tales [Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, Puss in Boots etc.]. Thick card covers and 'untearable' pages in glazed linen. 29x23 cm. 12 pp [unpaginated]. Some grubbiness to covers and rubbed edges. Decorative Sunday School prize sticker across first page / first illustration. Original bookstore sticker [Leeds]. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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320 Vredenburg, Capt. Edric - Edited By; Illustrated By Loius Wain In Nurseryland with Louis Wain
London & Paris Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Very Good Louis Wain 
Not dated, possibly 1911. Fully illustrated on every page by Louis Wain - full colour frontispiece and two colour [red - black, yellow - black, blue - black etc.] illustrations on all other pages. Full colour illustrations to upper and lower boards. 48 pp, selection of cat inspired stories. One of eight golden gift library series books. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip rubbed. Personal inscription on ffep. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 310.00 GBP
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321 Vredenburg, Edric Jolly Companions - Pop-up
London - Paris - New York Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd 1896 Hardcover Very Good 
Contains two fabulous double page. three level. chromolithograph pop-ups. One pop-up is the scene 'Pleasures of Summer' which illustrates a country haymaking scene with lots of children in Victorian country dress. The other scene, 'Pleasures of Winter' has children skating and sledding and making a snowman. 16 pp [unpaginated]. 24.5x19 cm. Text and line illustrations in sepia. Blue / white floral endpapers. Corners rubbed. Front hinge cracked, rear starting but this only affects look of endpaper - everything holding strong. Crease to top of snowman and one dog lead replaced on winter scene. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 375.00 GBP
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322 Vredenburg, Edric - Illustrated By Louis Wain Tinker, Tailor
London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Louis Wain 
[1914] Contains 12 strongly coloured plates and black and white wood-cuts on the majority of the text pages. The book starts with the telling of the tinker, tailor nursery rhyme and then each of the subsequent chapters tells a story about one of the professions named in the rhyme. The profuse illustrations are really Wain at his best and it is good to have so many colour plates in one volume. Cloth backed brown boards, there are small black and white vignettes of the cats 'professions' to the upper board, together with a colour illustration paste down. Black lettering to the backstrip. Illustrated front and rear end papers. 136 pp plus 4 pages of adverts for other Tuck books [the last being Mabel Lucie Attwell's Alice in Wonderland, published in 1910]. Corners worn; top/tail of backstrip bumped. The binding has been re-set, retaining all original papers etc. Internally there is the occasional finger mark. The outer edge of the white border of two plates is quite grubby, one with two short closed tears, protected on the reverse with archival tape, and one with creases and pale blue pencil marks on the reverse. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 700.00 GBP
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323 Vredenburg, Edric; Bingham, Clifton et al; Illustrated By Louis Wain The Happy Family
London Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd Hardcover Good Louis Wain 
[1910] Hardback. 28x23 cm. 96 pp. 5 colour plates, black and white wood-cuts on most pages. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Slight bowing of upper board. Ffep replacement with hand drawn copy of original. Occasional brown spots inside. Two of plates badly creased with some edge chips. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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324 W. Busch, Translated By J. S. S. Rothwell Jack Huckaback the Scapegrace Raven
New York Stroefer & Kirchner First Edition Hardcover Very Good W. Busch 
Undated, estimate pre 1900. Extremely rare children's illustrated volume. 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations. Colour is original with volume. English text (translated from German). Specific condition: Binding: Re-bound with new backstrip and end papers. Corners worn and a bit grubby. Interior: Title page a bit browned, otherwise very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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325 Wachtmeister, Rosina Die Vier Jahreszeiten
Munich Pattloch 2001 First Edition Hardcover As New Wachtmeister, Rosina 
Beautiful illustrations by the Austrian artist Wachtmeister are used to adorn a selection of verses / poems by some of Germany's finest - Rilke, Morike, Goethe and so on. Very bright strong colours highlighted with reflective gold areas. German language, but the beauty of the book is in its presentation as much as anything. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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326 Wain, Louis Merry Motorists Painting Book
London, Paris, New York Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1910] Paperback Good + Louis Wain 
One of the series of Father Tuck's Painting Books, containing eight full page illustrations by Louis Wain - four different pictures with each being presented in full colour on one page and in black / white opposite for colouring in. The first black / white one has been partially coloured in [neatly]. Exceptionally rare. 20x27 cm. The rear cover presents an interesting collage of other painting book titles, including five other rare Wain titles. The card cover is split above and below the staple binding where it folds to make the spine - nothing loose and still functioning fine. Slight grubbiness to covers. Discrete booksellers lable to inside front cover. 
Price: 475.00 GBP
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327 Wain, Louis Louis Wain's Father Xmas
London John F. Shaw [1919] First edition Cardboard Covers Very Good Louis Wain 
A rare Wain title that contains 6 tipped in colour plates, 4 black & white plates and about 27 other half and full page illustrations together with a selection of rhymes and short stories. Blue cloth spine with grey card covers with a colour paste down illustration surrounded by dark blue foliate pattern and titling to front. Unpaginaged - 50 pp plus 6. 24 x 18 cm. Personal inscription [from 1919] on ffep. Some very minor brown spotting on title and first page other wise contents clean and overall the book is in very good condition. 
Price: 560.00 GBP
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328 Wain, Louis Louis Wain's Annual, 1911-12
London John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd. 1910 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Louis Wain 
Softcover. 2 tipped in colour plates. Contains the usual assortment of stories and verses. Several pages of adverts, including one with a Louis Wain illustration. Replacement backstrip. Front and rear cover edges are rubbed and reinforced with paper tape, otherwise clean. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 220.00 GBP
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329 Wain, Louis The Louis Wain Kitten Book
London Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd. [1903] Hardcover Very Good Louis Wain 
Contains 20 full page coloured wood engravings by Louis Wain. Each egraving is presented opposite the story which is in verse and all pages are only printed on one side of the leaf. All illustrations are of cats / kittens. Tan cloth covered boards with red titling and black /green illustration to upper board, black titling to spine and black monogram on lowe board. Plain end papers with address [Agar St., Charing Cross] on title page. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans for the Racquet Press. 3"x3"; 87 pp plus two pages of book adverts. A few marks to outer boards and backstrip a little crumpled. Some brown spotting inside and a few pages are coming loose from the gutta percha binding. 
Price: 575.00 GBP
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330 Wain, Louis Pa Cats, Ma Cats and their Kittens
London - Paris - New York Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. [1902] First edition Hardcover Good Louis Wain 
Fabulous large format original Louis Wain fairy book containing 11 full page colour illustrations, one of which is a double page [see photo] and black and white line illustrations on all of the other pages. Not a story book as such, more a selection of humorous poems and ditties to describe the illustrations. Paper covered illustrated boards [front and rear] over red cloth backstrip. 335x250 mm. 36pp. Corners / edges worn. Scuffing / scratching to boards, chipping to paper overlay at board edges, remnants of handwriting to top of upper board. The paper is lifting from the bottom quarter of the lower board. Professionally rebound, retaining the original backstrip and end papers and with the gutta percha reset. Poor quality early wood pulp paper which is now tanned and heavily chipped page edges. The quality and brilliance of the large colour illustrations is quite superb in this hard to find and quite rare Louis Wain edition. 
Price: 975.00 GBP
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331 Wain, Louis and Bingham, Clifton More Jingles and Jokes
London Ernest Nister Hardcover Good Louis Wain, G. H. Thompson, W. Foster 
[1899] Hardback. 26x21 cm. Cover illustration and chromolithograph frontispiece by G. H. Thompson and W. Foster respectively. Black and white wood cuts on all other pages, including three double page illustrations, all by Louis Wain. Corners worn, edges rubbed, small chip to edge of upper board, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Front and rear hinges cracked. Some finger prints / grubbiness internally. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 220.00 GBP
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332 Wain, Louis Illustrated By. A Little Book of Pussy Cats
Worcester [England] Ebenezer Baylis & Son, Ltd. Decorative Cloth Very Good Louis Wain 
[1908] Hardback. 17x11cm. 88 pp. Selection of short stories. Black, white and red illustrations, all by Louis Wain, throughout. Owners stamp on front end papers and title page. New spine. Chip to corner of one page. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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333 Walsh, Rev. Robert; illustrations by Thomas Allom Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor
London and Paris Fisher, Son & Co. [1839] First edition Hardcover Good Thomas Allom 
Fisher's illustrated Constantinople is a prime example of illustrated travel books of this era. This , the first series, has 48 tissue guarded steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, vignette title and map of Constantinople - collated and complete. NOTE - the contents only calls up 47 plates, but this volume seems to have an additional one [Ancient archway and cavern of the Balkan mountains] that is not referenced. Maroon leather binding with a very fancy blind embossed pattern to both boards and the backstrip. This book has been rebound in leather with the original leather overlaid. The only loss to the original leather is at the top / tail of the backstrip and along the backstrip edges. Corners / edges worn. Replacement endpapers. Some brown spotting throughout, more prominant towards beginning and end of book. aeg. 28x23 cm. Allom was an architect and topographical illustrator and founder member of RIBA. Known for his meticulous work this, together with his architecural origins, are quite apparent in this work. [Houfe] The engravings herein are truly atmospheric and accomplished, taking in the 'humdrum' of every day life, such as in the village of Babec, to the majesty of some of the building interiors such as the Mosque in Santa Sophia to the truly impressive views such as Constantinople seen from the Golden Horn. It is truly fascinating. 
Price: 380.00 GBP
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334 Walt Disney Pinocchio
Stuttgart Blüchert 1951 Hardcover Very Good Walt Disney 
Full colour illustrated front and rear end papers. Coloured illustrations on18 pages and black and white illustrations on all other pages. This book is based upon the Walt Disney film Pinocchio and the illustrations are taken from that film. German language. Paper cover boards; blue cloth backstrip. 48 pp, 23x18 cm. One corner bent. Crease along edge of last two pages. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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335 Weatherley, Frederick E. and Bingham, Clifton Pleasant Surprises for Chicks of All Sizes Nister Moveable
London / New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1891] First edition Hardcover Good Lizzie Lawson, Harriet Mary Bennett, G. H. Thompson, J. Lawson, W. Foster et al. 
Contains 8 pages of moveables - dissolving slats - in wonderful chromolithograph. The dissolving slats work like a venetian blind - you pull a tab at the bottom of the page and this causes the displayed illustration to disappear behind a second illustration, thus presenting a new scene. So, across the 8 pages of moveables there are actually 16 illustrations. Published in Germany, c. 1893, by Theo Stroefer as 'Heitere Stunden Ein Wandelbuch Mit Reimen von Eugen Reichenbach'. Although Nister started publishing children's books in 1877, he did not publish any moveables until 1890; this book is most likely the third moveable that was published by Nister. [Hunt] The accompanying stories are presented in 4/5 line stanzas and these text pages are illustrated with line drawings. 325x250 mm / unpaginated, 20pp. Blue and white floral end papers. Condition: Boards badly rubbed and stained with the backstrip frayed with a few little tears. Hinges cracked but still holding. One page has been reattached. Staining to corners of fixed end papers. All mechanisms have been restored and are fully working with replacement tabs. All of the chromolithographs are complete and in good condition. Most of the mounts around the tabs have close tears [repaired], presumably due to over enthusiastic operation in the past. As with most Nister books this has been printed on early wood pulp paper and it is now quite brittle and hence has edge chips in places. 
Price: 325.00 GBP
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336 Weatherly, F. E.- Nister Movable More Pleasant Surprises, for Chicks of All Sizes
London Ernest Nister 1893 First Edition Hardcover Good Lizzie Mack, John Lawson, W. Foster et al 
Contains eight pages of splendid movable chromolithograph illustrations, horizontal slats operated by tabs. Beautiful Nister chromos and victorian children subject matter. Large format. 32.5x25 cm; 20+8 pp. Hunt p. 313. Montanaro p. 180. Slightly grubby boards with bumped corners, top / tail of backstrip. Binding re-set with replacement end papers, retaining original front and rear free endpapers. Contents clean, all movables work. Printed on wood pulp paper which is now quite brittle, hence some chipping to edges. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 475.00 GBP
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337 Weatherly, F.E.; Glasgow, Geraldine R.; Molesworth, Olive et al Happy Holidays A Volume of Pictures and Stories
London & New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1895] First edition Hardcover Fine Harriet M. Bennett, Mrs. Seymour Lucas, Helena Maguire et al 
Selection of stories and poems with 6 [incl frontis] chromolithograph plates and monochrome wood-engravings on all other pages. Original foliate patterned end papers. Exceptional example of a Nister / Dutton book with high quality illustration and in fine condition. Pictorial covered board with cream background and red cloth backstrip. 245x200mm. [84pp] Hunt p.118. Rare title. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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338 Weatherly, Frederic Edward The Book Of Gnomes
London Ernest Nister 1895 First Edition Hardcover Fair Hardy, Evelyn Stuart 
8 chromolithographic plates, 9 other full page sepia wood cut illustrations, and in text sepia illustration on all of the other pages. Oblong format (c. 12 inches x 10 inches; 30 cm. x 25 cm). Undated, approximate date provided by reference to V&A Museum library. The story line follows the preparation for a Ball, which is being held to keep the Elves out of mischief. The story follows the distribution of the invitations, the making of the clothes to be worn, the preparation of the land and the feast, the upset of those that are not invited, a stolen kiss between the Robin and the Wren - altogether a truly charming tale that is beautifully illustrated by the Nister chromolithographs. Illustrated end papers. Specific condition: Binding: Corners worn, outer boards are grubby and scuffed. Ffep missing but frontispiece intact.Personal inscription (1918) on front pastedown end paper. Interior: A few closed tears and grubbiness to page edges; on some of the pages there is quite a strong crease near to the hinge (due, I think to a combination of the heavy paper and the tightness of the binding) and where appropriate these have been reinforced with archival tape to prevent further damage. Not the best of copies, but all of the pages are present and the illustrations are nice and clear - a good opportunity to collect a lovely Nister at a reasonable price. N.B. Now protected in an archival film cover. N.B. The disjointed image is due to the photo being a composite view - the book is larger than my A4 scanner! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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339 Weckerlin, J. B. Chansons de France pour les petits français
Paris E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie., [1884] Stamped Cloth Very Good M.B.de Monvel 
This chromolithograph illustrated children's book has illustrations on every page supporting either a song or a verse in French language [24 songs in total]. The illustrations by M. B. de Monvel have a Kate Greenaway 'feel' to them, mainly from their colouring and subject matter, but they are more humourous and have, dare I say it, more character. They are a very nice example of their genre. 48 pp. 8vo [oblong] / 23x27 cm. Red cloth covered boards with a daisy flower pattern and larger gilt embossed flower. Wear to two corners, replacement end papers. Two short closed tears repaired with archival tape. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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340 Weedon, L. L. retold by Child Characters from Dickens
London Ernest Nister c. 1905 First edition Stamped Cloth Very Good Arthur A. Dixon 
Contains 6 chromolithograph plates and over 70 half tone illustrations [including several plates] and 18 of Dickens's stories. aeg. Blue cloth cover with embossed gilt titling and coloured illustration of Little Dorrit and her Grandfather on the upper board and Dickens's head on the lower board; bevelled edges. Green line illustrated front and rear endpapers [both different]. 320 pages, 8vo / 215 x 160 mm. This is one of the E.N. Illustrated Standard and Art Gift Books from Nister, which was a 'series of elegantly bound in cloth of good quality, printed on art paper.' [Hunt]. Rubbing to corners, edges and top/tail of backstrip. Part of title has rubbed off on backstrip. Front hinge cracked but binding completely intact. Overall very good condition. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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341 Weedon, L.L. et al Vanishing Pictures A Novel Picture Book with Dioramic Effects
London and New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1895] Hardcover Very Good E.J.Andrews, E.S.Hardy, H.Maguire, J.Lawson and W.Foster 
Contains six revolving scenes, pulled by a ribbon to reveal a second scene as described in the assoicated story. All revolving scenes are chromolithographs. Story page has engraving illustrations. Beige and cream floral end-papers. As Hunt p. 343. Paper cover boards with chromo to upper board and red cloth spine. 23x22 cm. 26pp. Corners worn. Slight grubbiness to boards. Front and rear hinges cracked. Very slight spotting inside. All silk ribbons in tact and all scenes move fine. from Otto 
Price: 650.00 GBP
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342 Weedon, L.L.; Fletcher, E.; Burnside, H. M. Picture Book Farm
London / New York Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co. [1900] First edition Hardcover Good W. Luker Jun, E.B.S. Montefiore, H. Maguire et al 
With 8 [including frontispiece] full page chromolithographs and monochrome illustrations on most of the other pages, all of animals and farmyard / countryside type scenes. Selection of stories and verses. [40pp]. 28.5x23.5 cm. Pictorial paper covered boards with green cloth backstrip. Blue and cream floral decorated end papers. Original bookseller's stamp on rear pastedown - M. H. Rackstraw of Islington [London]. Origninal owner dedication on front pastedown. Professionally rebound so good and tight. Top front corner chipped off [c. 2cm] and other corners very worn. Boards and backstrip scuffed. Some grubbiness to page edges. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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343 Wenz-Vietor, Else Zambi, Der Elefant
München Josef Müller 1954 Hardcover Very Good Else Wenz-Vietor 
n.d. [1950's] Delightful little children's book about the adventures of an elephant in Africa. 8 full page illustrations of different animals and a little african child (somewhat characterised and very much of that time). 16 pages. Previous owner's neat name, in pencil, on front paste down. One or two minor brown spots. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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344 Wenz-Vietor, Else Nürnberger Puppenstubenspielbuch Doll's House Play Book
Oldenburg Stalling 1921 Second edition Hardcover Good Else Wenz-Vietor 
This book presents a series of 7 double page chromolithograph scenes from a typical German house from the 1920's that can be populated with cut out figures and decorations fitted into slits. The concept is based upon 'The Paignion' from F. C. Westley. There is a seperate, facsimile replacement, story book, in German. The scenes incorporate opening room and cupboard doors and include a hallway, a sitting room, bedrooms, kitchen and garden. This early edition contains a toilet, which is missing from later editions. There are 26 cut outs, inculding people, dolls and general household items. The cut outs are facsimile replacements. 29x34 cm. [oblong]. Corners and edges rubbed / worn. Two small areas of repair to scenes with facsimile replacement. Some wear around slit edges. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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345 Werner, Johanna Das Neugierige Entlein - Goldenes Kinderbuch
Munchen / New York Desch / Simon & Schuster 1956 Hardcover Very Good Provensen, Alice & Martin 
28 pages, all fully illustrated in colour. Lovely bright and strong colour lithograph illustrations depicting all the usual farm animals, but in particular about a little yellow chicken. One of the Goldenes Kinderbuch series of books (equivelent to Golden Wonderbook). German Language children's story book. Split to cover paper next to backstrip on rear board. Name and date (1956) on inside front board. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 
Price: 19.00 GBP
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346 West, Paul and Denslow, W.W. The Pearl and the Pumpkin
New York G. W. Dillingham Co. 1904 First Edition Decorative Cloth Good W. W. Denslow 
Contains 16 colour plates as well as two tone illustrations in black and orange on about half of the other pages, all by W. W. Denslow who also co-authored this book with Paul West. Denslow was the illustrator of the original Wizard of Oz book. Due to a falling out with Baum, Denslow only illustrated the first Oz book and then went on to this book four years later. This book was made into a successful Broadway musical in 1905. Each plate and illustration within the text has Denslow's characteristic and complicated signature based around a sea horse. Green cloth boards with green titling to upper board and spine, with paste down colour illustration to upper board. Very nice illustrated end papers in grey, black and orange. 239 pp. Titling to upper board and backstrip faded. Corners / edges worn, a little loss to top / tail of backstrip. Front and rear hinges partly broken. Contents clean and complete. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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347 Whitfield, Nella Cooking the German Way
London Spring Books 1960 Cloth Very Good 
Illustrated with wood cuts showing ingredients and utensils. Contains standard cook book sections (soups, fish, cakes etc.) plus some slightly more unusual chapters for offal, pickles and forcemeat etc. All recipes in English, but they also indicate the German name for each recipe. Red cloth binding; 260 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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348 Will Kidd Dickydidos - The Story of Two Little People and a Dog
London Grant Richards 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Will Kidd 
22 full page chromolithograph plates plus chromo frontispiece. Exceptional illustrations and an extremely rare children's book. Plates are very large, folio (c, 32 x 25 cm.) in a clear, almost naive style. Chromolithography by Thos. N. Storer, Nottingham. Kidd was an artist at the beginning of the 20th century but he was not that prolific - the British Library only has three books illustrated by him. 94 pages - layout with plate facing text and then blank pages in between. Specific condition: Binding: The spine has been replaced with a new backstrip and the original end papers largely retained. Corners worn and paper cover has been rubbed off in two places on rear cover. Generally grubby on the outside. Interior: A few minor tears repaired with archival tape and the occasional grubby mark, othewise very good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 425.00 GBP
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349 Willebeek le Mair - illustrated by Christmas Carols for Young Children, with the Christmas Story edited by Dawn and Peter Cope
London Fine Books 1976 Hardcover Very Good + very good Jacket Henriette Willebeek le Mair 
This book starts with a section giving the story of Christmas and then there are 12 Christmas Carols, interpreted in language appropriate for young children and each presented opposite a full page colour illustration depicting the words of the song. The full wording for all of the carols is presented at the rear of the book. The carols include Away in a Manger, Joy to the World, Ding Dong Merrily on High and so on. A lovely collectible book. Dust Jacket price clipped. Dust Jacket now protected in archival cover [removable]. Glazed and illustrated paper covered boards. 225x260 mm. 31 pp. Slight wear to corners of dust jacket. Book is clean with no faults. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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350 William Shakespeare As You Like It
London William Jackson Ltd. 1930 First Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good John Austen 
6 full colour tipped in plates, very stylised, by Austen, and 15 wood-cuts, 9 of these full page. Coloured illustrations printed by Edmund Evans. Foreward by G. B. Harrison. Red cloth cover with pasted down coloured wood cut illustration on front and black on white title strip on spine. Green front and rear endpapers, also with wood-cut illustrations. Uncut page edges. 113 pages plus xii. Condition: Binding: Spine sunned and rubbed top and bottom. Some other marks to material. Tight. Faint pencil drawing (few centimeters) and crease to rear free end paper. Interior: Minor creasing to some of the plates. One plate has tear along top and fairly strong crease. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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351 Winder, Blanche Bible Stories for Children
London and Melbourne Ward, Lock & Co., Limited [1923] First edition thus Hardcover Very Good Harry G. Theaker 
16 colour plates and a selection of stories for children from the old and new testaments of the Bible. 4to; 25x18.5 cm. unpaginated. Pictorial boards with tan cloth backstrip with black lettering. Rather attractive green and cream floral inspired pattern on lower board. First printed in 1921 in a smaller format and two further variations were published following this edition. Wear to corners / edges. Small section to top of backstrip is worn away. Interior is clean, complete and tight with just minor sunning to edges of first few pages. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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352 Wingrave, Marion A Sea Idyll Shape Book
[1883] Card book Very Good Marion Wingrave 
A charming Victorian shaped poetry book decorated with chromolithograph illustrations. The poem is about friendship and our beautiful world, experienced as the writer looks out to sea one evening. Very nicely presented in card covers tied with a gold coloured cord. The cover shows part of an anchor and chain in gilt. c. 14x12 cm. [at widest points]. Unpaginated [12 pp]. Yellow edge to pages. Every page illustrated. Must have been in a drawer for 130 years - clean with no marks! 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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353 With Illustrations By Louis Wain The Rosebud Annual 1912
London James Clarke & Co. 1912 Hardcover Good Louis Wain, Frank Watkins, Levine Helmer, Beryl Reid et al 
Contains 5 Louis Wain illustrations (four full page) and about two hundred other illustrations by artists of the day. Includes 4 chromolithographic plates, the remaining illustrations being wood-cuts. Contains a selection of children's stories and poems. The Rosebud Annual was published between 1881 and 1914 as a companion to the monthly children's magazine. The magazine became defunct after 1915 and the Annual continued to be published in its own right until 1925. Lovely chromolithographic front cover and book adverts on rear board. Specific Condition: Binding: Corners worn; top & bottom of backstrip bumped; ffep missing. Interior: Staining to a few pages (where something had been stored between the pages); five pictures coloured in; one closed tear to page edge; minor brownspots to a few pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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354 Wood, Eric, Edited By The Boy's Book of the Open Air
London Cassell & Company Ltd. First Edition Decorative Cloth Fair A. F. Muckley, J. S. Chatterton et al 
[1919] Contains 8 colour plates, 32 full page black and white illustrations and numerous in text wood cuts. A series of short writings for boys on instructional topics such as camping - what to take and do -, how to navigate without a compass, the rights of the rambler, wildlife photography etc. Very interestng and some nice nature illustrations of butterflies, insects and so on. Corners worn, cover boards marked and backstrip replaced by a strip of heavy green tape. Some minor brown spotting inside, but this is minimal. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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355 Wood, Lawson Lawson Wood's Merry Monkeys
London Birn Brothers 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Wood, Lawson 
16 full page colour illustrations, all typical Wood style, with subject matter ranging from monkeys to rabbits, ducks, bears, kittens and giraffes. Black and white wood cut illustrations on most of remaining pages. 83 pages: size: 29 x 22 cm. Condition: Some marks to paste down front cover illustration and it looks like it may have been re-pasted in parts in the past. Spine faded. Inscription on front free end paper. Front hinge starting. Interior: few fingerprints, othewise very good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 
Price: 67.00 GBP
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356 Wood, Lawson The Hamper of 'Mr.' Books
London & New York Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. Hardcover Very Good Lawson Wood 
[1930] A boxed set of 6 animal character books written and illustrated by Lawson Wood. There are five Mr. book titles (Mr. Quack, Mr. Grunt, Mr. Prickles, Mr. Trunk, Mr. Fox) and one title from the Mrs. book series - Mrs. Purr. All titles fit into the box called 'The Hamper of Mr. Books. Each little booklet contains 12 pages (unpaginated) and is fully illustrated in colour and black / white / red on every page. The rear cover of each booklet has an advert for the latest Beatrix Potter book - The Tale of Little Pig Robinson - first published in 1930. The box is scuffed with one edge missing and some tape repair. The booklets are all very clean and in very good condition, having been protected by the box. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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357 Woods, Lawson Lawson Wood's Fun Fair
London Arundel Prints [1931] First edition Hardcover Good + Lawson Wood 
Contains 12 full colour tipped in plates, with wood cuts on most of the other pages, in Lawson Wood's humourous and touching style. Animals include his favourite chimpanzees as well as penguins, cats, bears, pigs etc. Grey paper boards with circular pictorial onlay to upper board and red cloth backstrip. 31x25 cm. unpaginated. Corners worn and some rubbing to upper board and backstrip. Slight brown spotting to first and last pages. Two tape stains to corners of last plate. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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358 Wyatt, G. E. Archie's Mistake
London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1920 Decorative Cloth Very Good 
One monochrome plate (frontispiece). Children's story, 71 pages. Browning to front and rear free end papers and a few minor spots inside, otherwise very good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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359 Yee, Chiang Dabbitse
London and New York Transatlantic Artists Ltd. 1944 First edition Hardcover Good fair Jacket Chiang Yee 
With four delicately coloured plates [including frontispiece], 12 full page monochrome illustrations plus smaller illustrations on most of the pages. This is a nicely presented book about a Chinese boy and his water buffalo which gives an insight into Chinese peasant life. 64pp. 24.5x19 cm. Yellow cloth covered boards with gilt Chinese writing to upper board and spine. Dustjacket is not price clipped. DJ is not complete, just being the front cover and flap. Boards are slightly bowed and water stained and cloth has lifted in parts. Some brown spotting to end papers. Interior clean and very good. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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360 Z. H. [Zöe Hoyle] Illustrated By Chloë Preston The Peek-a-Boos Among the Bunnies
London Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton 1912 Hardcover Fair Chloë Preston and George Howard-Vyse 
Containing eight full colour plates and many other wood-cuts, this is the third peek-a-boo book from Chloë Preston. Written by her aunt, identified only as Z.H. on the title page, the illustrations for this book were undertaken in collaboration with George Howard-Vyse. Vyse was responsible for all of the rabbit illustrations and Preston for the rest. The contrast in artistic styles makes this an interesting edition. 20x23 cm. Illustrated end papers. Previous owner's names [x2] on ffep. Relatively hard to find and priced to reflect the condition. Boards are marked and edges worn with a damaged and partial backstrip. Internally, all eight plates are present although there is damage to the white border of three plates [stain, chip, closed tear]. There is a small edge stain to several pages and some brown spotting. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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