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  • A Noisy Book! by THOMSON, Ross
    THOMSON, Ross
    A Noisy Book!

    Aylesbury: Abelard-Schuman Ltd, 1971. First edition. Hardback blue cloth boards, inside the original unclipped dust jacket. Pre-school book that's simple and funny. 32 unnumbered pages. 235 x 205 mm (9¼ x 8 inches).

    Book ID: 3659
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  • Aesop's Fables. by ROUNTREE, H [illustrator]
    ROUNTREE, H [illustrator]
    Aesop's Fables. Retold by Blanche Winder. With 48 colour plates.

    London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1924. First edition thus, as first with Rountree's wonderful illustrations. Green cloth hardback, with black lettering and colour illustration onlaid to the front board. The colour plates include full colour pictorial endpapers.
    Including favourites such as, "The Hare and the Tortoise", "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse", and "Crying Wolf". Complete with colour frontis and all plates. Has a prize bookplate to the front, dated 1927 - from 'Wyggeston Grammar School for Girls' in Leicester (UK). This school's emblem is also attractively gilt-stamped on to the rear board. 340, [4]pp. publisher's catalogue.. 210 x 155 mm (8¼ x 6 inches).

    Condition: A good copy, with some sun fading to the spine. Light general signs of use only.

    Book ID: 2678
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  • All About Copy-Kitten by EVERS, Helen & Alf
    EVERS, Helen & Alf
    All About Copy-Kitten Copy-Kitten and More About Copy-Kitten published as one book

    Chicago: Rand McNally & Co, 1944. First edition thus. Hardback navy blue cloth with gold titles. In original unclipped dust jacket. With pictorial endpapers. Now in Mylar wrap for protection. Unpaginated. 200 x 175 mm (7¾ x 7 inches). Copy-Kitten likes copying other animals and this book contains over forty wonderful illustrations by the talented Helen and Alf Evers.

    Condition: Dust jacket has shelf-wear to edges, light chipping to spine ends, and an area of creasing / closed tear to back. Neat small owners name to front end paper. Pages inside have some transference (shown in pictures). Overall still a lovely little book.

    Book ID: 2888
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  • Alphabet de la Phosphatine Falières by LOBRICHON, Timoléon
    LOBRICHON, Timoléon
    Alphabet de la Phosphatine Falières

    Paris: Chassaing & Cie, 1905. First edition. Sewn booklet of 20 unnumbered pages, charming colour illustrations, but also charts and phonetic spellings for young French speakers. WorldCat suggests circa 1905. Covers are age toned, and a little soiled. Spine area starting to split, but overall good. 205 x 160 mm (8 x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3625
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  • Androcles and the Lion by ROSE, Elizabeth & Gerald
    ROSE, Elizabeth & Gerald
    Androcles and the Lion

    London: Faber & Faber, 1971. First Edition retold by Elizabeth Rose. Illustrated by Gerald Rose. Hardback with original unclipped dust jacket. Very good to fine condition. 32 unnumbered pages. 255 x 190 mm (10 x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3657
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  • Angelo by BLAKE, Quentin
    BLAKE, Quentin
    Angelo

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First Edition. In hardback illustrated boards with matching original dust jacket. Very tight and neat, appears almost unread. Angelo is an Italian boy who travels with his family performing gymnastics and walking a tightrope to entertain people. One day he sees a girl in the crowd who is crying, and so he sets his mind that he must do something to cheer her up. Not one of Blake's best known titles, but a fun and colourfully illustrated children's book with a lovely message! 270 x 215 mm (10¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3531
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  • As Orações. by HEBBELYNCK, Jeanne (illus.)
    HEBBELYNCK, Jeanne (illus.)
    As Orações. Illustrações em cõres de J. Hebbelynck

    Bruges: Desclée De Brouwer, 1938. First edition. Very scarce. Small hardback with blue cloth spine. Cover design and 16 beautifully illustrated full-page plates, with gold embellishments, all by Jeanne Hebbelynck. Unpaginated [40 pages]. Appears virtually new / unopened, and is in glassine protection. 140 x 115 mm

    Book ID: 3619
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  • Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles. by CARROLL, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles, L]
    CARROLL, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles, L]
    Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles. Par Lewis Carroll, illustrées par Arthur Rackham

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Libraire Hachette, 1910. First Thus (French trade edition). Attractive, new, full dark green leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. All edges gilt. Green marbled end papers. Original green cloth front board laid into rear of book (with decoration etc.) Original spine is also laid in. Slight creasing to the frontis (Rackham's portrait of Alice). A touch of foxing to some of the pages; otherwise in excellent condition throughout. The original spine is a rather faded. A beautifully preserved and presented copy. 13 full colour plates by Rackham. Some additional black and white illustrations and decorated initials throughout the book. 168 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches). Premier Ainsi (édition commerciale française).…

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    Paris: Libraire Hachette, 1910. First Thus (French trade edition). Attractive, new, full dark green leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. All edges gilt. Green marbled end papers. Original green cloth front board laid into rear of book (with decoration etc.) Original spine is also laid in. Slight creasing to the frontis (Rackham's portrait of Alice). A touch of foxing to some of the pages; otherwise in excellent condition throughout. The original spine is a rather faded. A beautifully preserved and presented copy. 13 full colour plates by Rackham. Some additional black and white illustrations and decorated initials throughout the book. 168 pages. 210 x 160 mm (8¼ x 6¼ inches). Premier Ainsi (édition commerciale française). Jolie reliure neuve pleine cuir vert foncé. titres et décor dorés au dos. Tous les bords dorés. pages de garde marbrées vertes. Planche avant originale en tissu vert posée au dos du livre (avec décoration, etc.) Le dos original est également placé. Légère pliure au frontis (portrait d'Alice par Rackham). Une touche de rousseurs sur certaines pages, Sinon en excellent état général. Le dos d'origine est un peu défraîchi. Un exemplaire magnifiquement conservé et présenté. 13 planches en couleur de Rackham. Quelques illustrations supplémentaires en noir et blanc et initiales décorées tout au long du livre. 168 pages. 210 x 160 mm

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    Book ID: 1886
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  • Babar at Home. by BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    Babar at Home.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1938. Publisher's quarter blue cloth and colour pictorial boards. Text in English. 39 [1] pp. 365 x 265 mm (14¼ x 10½ inches).

    Condition: In a good condition. Boards lightly rubbed / handled, and with some light scrapes (area of light pen scribble). Back board has some sun fading. Both head and tail of spine have been slightly bumped / appear restored. Some pages have been neatly repaired at the bottom (see photos).

    Book ID: 2723
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  • Baby's Own Aesop by CRANE, Walter.
    CRANE, Walter.
    Baby's Own Aesop

    London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Edmund Evans. Color Illustrations. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing. Some edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and lost of paper. The text pages are clean and bright. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 - 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be one of the most influential children's book creators of his generation. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many…

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    London & New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Illustrated by Walter Crane & Edmund Evans. Color Illustrations. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing. Some edges of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and lost of paper. The text pages are clean and bright. Walter Crane (15 August 1845 - 14 March 1915) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be one of the most influential children's book creators of his generation. Crane's work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterise many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the 'Arts and Crafts' movement, active in Socialist politics, and produced an array of paintings and illustrations.

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    Book ID: 2117
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  • Bombonnel, de pantherjager, William Rice, de tijgerjager by KESSEL, O. V.
    KESSEL, O. V.
    Bombonnel, de pantherjager, William Rice, de tijgerjager en andere reis- en jagtavonturen voor de jeugd. Met 14 gekleurde platen.

    Leiden: D. Noothoven van Goor, 1862. Scarce. First edition. Hardback children's story book based on tales of hunting wildlife. Complete with all 14 hand coloured lithographic plates, with tissue guards. Text in Dutch. Boards are light brown buckram with an embossed design and gilt embellishments. [112] pp. Archival tape repair / reinforcement to the first gather. 190 x 125 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3605
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  • Signed by Glen Baxter
    Charlie Malarkey and The Belly-Button Machine. by KENNEDY, William and Brendan
    KENNEDY, William and Brendan
    Charlie Malarkey and The Belly-Button Machine.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1987. First British edition. Hardcover. First printing. Signed on half-title by the illustrator Glen Baxter. 40 pages. 235 x 220 mm (9¼ x 8¾ inches). Glen Baxter's illustrations are infamous. "A kind of mad cross between Magritte, S. J. Perelman and Pulp Fiction" said Mel Gussons in the New York Times.

    Condition: A fine copy in illustrated boards. No dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 2691
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  • Contes et légendes russes by GOLL, Claire
    GOLL, Claire
    Contes et légendes russes

    Montréal & Québec: Les Èditions Variétés, 1945. First edition. Large softback illustrated boards. With b/w illustrations by Jean Simard; 4 full page in colour. Book covers are rubbed and have been repaired at spine. Back cover has a crease. Overall in an acceptable, and clean condition. 55 pages. 260 x 205 mm (10¼ x 8 inches). Première édition. Grandes planches illustrées brochées. Avec illustrations n/b de Jean Simard; 4 pleine page en couleur. Les couvertures des livres sont frottées et ont été réparées au dos. La couverture arrière a un pli. Dans l'ensemble dans un état acceptable et propre. 55 pages. 260 × 205 mm

    Book ID: 3770
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  • Cuthbert and the long Winter Sleep. by CHESHER, Kim
    CHESHER, Kim
    Cuthbert and the long Winter Sleep. Pictures by Yasuko Kimura.

    London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1979. First edition. Hardback in original unclipped colour illustrated dust jacket. Comprised of 33 unnumbered pages. Charming colour illustrations by Japanese artist Yasuko Kimura. These illustrations were originally published with a Japanese text by Shiko-shaof Tokyo in 1978. Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. 200 x 270 mm (7¾ x 10¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3763
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  • De wolf en de geit by [GRIMM, Gebroeders]
    [GRIMM, Gebroeders]
    De wolf en de geit

    Amsterdam: J. Vlieger, 1885. Schaars klein boekje / pamflet, gelithografeerde omslag - met 6 gekleurde litho's. 12 ongenummerde pagina's. Goede conditie. 155 x 100 mm (6 x 4 inches).

    Book ID: 3699
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  • Durov and His Performing Animals by DVINSKY, Emmanuel
    DVINSKY, Emmanuel
    Durov and His Performing Animals

    Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1950. First edition. Hardback illustrated boards, with black cloth spine. The story of Vladimir Durov and his circus. Translated from Russian by Phyl Griffith. Text in English, with b/w illustrations. Boards and inside pages in a good condition. 128 pages. 225 x 170 mm (8¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3587
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  • Eloise in Paris by THOMPSON, Kay
    THOMPSON, Kay
    Eloise in Paris

    London: Max Reinhardt Ltd, 1958. First UK edition. Hardback in blue cloth with gilt titles. In original unclipped dust jacket. The author brings the precocious American rich kid Eloise to Paris, and she certainly makes the most of it! Follow her outrageous exploits - most not really aimed at younger children - whilst visiting the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the Opera, with her long suffering Nanny. It's champagne and baguettes all the way. With in text illustrations by Hilary Knight. The dust jacket is a little age toned, with a few nicks / tears to the top. Neat gift inscription to front - dated 1958 - but overall in a very good condition. [64]pp. 285 x 200 mm (11¼ x 7¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2998
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  • Fancies Free by SHUTE, Edith Letitia
    SHUTE, Edith Letitia
    Fancies Free

    London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Scarce First Edition. Victorian illustrated children's verse book [1892]. In pictorial boards, with cloth spine. Beautiful colour and duo tone illustrations by the author - including a half title page, and a frontispiece entitled 'Good Morning'. Has a neat 1894 owner's name in ink to the front endpaper. Some fading to the spine cloth, and some rubbing / light soiling to the boards. Minimal foxing to inside pages, mostly to prelims. Overall a very nice copy. [32] pp. 230 x 185 mm (9 x 7¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2990
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  • Fifon. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Fifon. Collection l'arche de noë

    Strasbourg: L.R.D.L, 1954. Charming colourful embossed silhouette story book for children. All about Fifon the rabbit. Text in French. 16 pages. 270 x 195 mm (10¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: In a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2647
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  • Fungus the Bogeyman. Plop-Up Book. by BRIGGS, Raymond
    BRIGGS, Raymond
    Fungus the Bogeyman. Plop-Up Book.

    London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1982. First edition in this format. Hardback laminated colour illustrated boards. Unpaginated. 275 x 200 mm (10¾ x 7¾ inches). Fungus the Bogeyman is a character created by British artist Raymond Briggs. The story follows one day in the life of this fabulous character, a working class Bogeyman with the mundane job of scaring human beings. A fantastic pre-curser to the likes of Shrek!

    Condition: Covers are clean with minimal handling. All but one of the pop-ups are working perfectly, and showing little sign of use. One end of a string of bats has become detached. This would be easy to repair.

    Book ID: 2717
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