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The Furrowed Earth, Bone, Gertrude; illustrated by Stephen Bone
1 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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The Golden Staircase: Poetry for the Six, Seven and Eight Year Old, Chisholm, Louey (chosen by)
2 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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Haunts of Emerson, Emerson, R.W.
3 Emerson, R.W. Haunts of Emerson
Boston L. Prang & Company [1893] Cards Very Good Louis K. Harlow 
One of a series of eight booklets illustrated in monochrome and pen by Louis K. Harlow that look at places that have an intimate association with poets and authors, in this case Emerson [McClinton; The Chromolithographs of Louis Prang]. Presented on each page is a scene / room / building and a short verse from Emerson. White card covers with chromolithograph illustration to front. 13x19.5 cm. Slightly grubby cover. 
Price: 37.00 GBP
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An Alphabet of Magic, Farjeon, Eleanor
4 Farjeon, Eleanor An Alphabet of Magic
London The Medici Society 1928 First edition Hardcover Very Good good Jacket Margaret Tarrant 
Charming ABC that describes in verse words and concepts from the world of magic and make believe - A is for abracadabra, O is for 'once upon a time', w for witch, q for quest - all accompanied by fabulous pencil drawings by Margaret Tarrant on every page. Very nicely presented. At the end there are 8 pages of a description of both the author's and artist's life and works and some of their books - a bit more personal than the usual listings. Green cloth covered boards with red titling to backstrip. Plain endpapers. Bookseller's stamp on front pastedown. Dustjacket not clipped. 58+8pp. 23.5x16 cm. Dustjacket chipped at edges and folds with some loss to top / tail of spine area; brown spotting and sunned. Corners / top / tail of book backstrip bumped; cover lifting slightly on upper board and some discolouration; some brown spotting to last two pages of adverts. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, and other pageants for a baby girl., Robertson, W. Graham
5 Robertson, W. Graham Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, and other pageants for a baby girl.
London John Lane The Bodley Head 1907 First edition Hardcover Very Good Walford Graham Robertson 
The 12 coloured wood engraving plates make this a truly desirable and attractive volume. Robertson was part of the talented group of artists and illustrators who flourished in London in the 1890's and he claimed to have been influenced by Crane and the Glasgow school [Houfe] - something that is clearly evident in the illustrations in this work. The work is essentially a poem, written as a play for a young one year old child. Note - Robertson is perhaps best known for his illustration that was used for the frontispiece for the first edition of Graham's Wind in the Willows. Blue / purple cloth covered boards with illustration and titling in black and yellow to both boards and backstrip. 265x210mm. 152pp plus 8pp publisher's catalogue at rear. Fading to boards and backstrip. Corners, top/tail backstrip bumped. Small edge section of ffep and first prelim is creased with a small nib of paper loss. Wonderful clean contents with tight binding. 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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Curfew Must Not Ring To-night, Thorpe, Rosa Hartwick
6 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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The Georgics of Vergil, Vergil / illustrated by Edward Carrick
7 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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Christmas Carols for Young Children, with the Christmas Story edited by Dawn and Peter Cope, Willebeek le Mair - illustrated by
8 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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A Sea Idyll Shape Book, Wingrave, Marion
9 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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