Children's

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  • 20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides. by J. F. Fabrikmarke
    J. F. Fabrikmarke
    20 Bilder zu laterna Magica / 20 Magic Lantern slides.

    Germany: J. F. Fabrikmarke. A German collection of 20 magic lantern slides, in two boxes. Made circa 1912 (one box dated). The second box appears somewhat older. these show a variety of scenes, children's tales, characters and illustrations.
    Ten of the slides have 4 images to each slide. Ten have 5 images to each slide. Condition is generally very good, with some minor scratches and blemishes only.

    Book ID: 2733
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  • A Apple Pie. by GREENAWAY, Kate
    GREENAWAY, Kate
    A Apple Pie. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.

    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1886. First edition. Hardback. Pictorial paper covered boards with red cloth spine. Red endpapers. An alphabet book for children using the picture story of an apple pie! Boards a little darkened and rubbed at fore edge. Overall quite good condition with no markings. 215 x 265 mm (8½ x 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 3890
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  • A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821. by WELCH, d'Alté A.
    WELCH, d'Alté A.
    A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821.

    American Antiquarian Society and Barre Publishers, 1972. First edition. Hardback in green cloth, with gilt title to spine. Both book and contents in fine condition. lxvi, 495 pp. + index. 260 x 190 mm (10¼ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3693
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  • A Day in a Child's Life by GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    A Day in a Child's Life

    London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First Edition. Hardback. Green cloth spine with light green paper covered bevelled boards. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour vignettes, words and music to nine charming songs. Boards are rubbed and book has been dropped at some point so top right corner has some creasing, otherwise good and clean. 29 pages. 250 x 215 mm (9¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 2863
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  • A Doorway in Fairyland. by HOUSMAN, Laurence
    HOUSMAN, Laurence
    A Doorway in Fairyland.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1922. First edition. Hardback in blue cloth with title and decorative mushrooms to front board. Cloth on spine is brown, otherwise in good shape. 220 pages. 205 x 140 mm (8 x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3797
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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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  • A pair of Victorian miniatures of Pixies by LAWSON, John.
    LAWSON, John.
    A pair of Victorian miniatures of Pixies

    Edinburgh: 1870. Two beautiful watercolours of pixies playing together. Watercolour over pencil heightened with body white. Glaze and mounted under later gold passe partout with gilt frame Images and frames are in excellent condition. images size 115 mm x 70 mm Frame size 245 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Born in 1838 in Dunfermline, Scotland, he moved to Edinburgh, beginning to exhibit works at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1857, and then to London. Though he worked variously as a painter, sculptor and stained glass designer, John Lawson is best remembered as an illustrator of books and periodicals. His early work relates to those by his fellow Scotsman, Joseph Noel Paton, who is likely to have been…

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    Edinburgh: 1870. Two beautiful watercolours of pixies playing together. Watercolour over pencil heightened with body white. Glaze and mounted under later gold passe partout with gilt frame Images and frames are in excellent condition. images size 115 mm x 70 mm Frame size 245 x 200 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Born in 1838 in Dunfermline, Scotland, he moved to Edinburgh, beginning to exhibit works at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1857, and then to London. Though he worked variously as a painter, sculptor and stained glass designer, John Lawson is best remembered as an illustrator of books and periodicals. His early work relates to those by his fellow Scotsman, Joseph Noel Paton, who is likely to have been a close friend. However, his later colour plates reveal his ability to adapt to a new market for popular children's books and annuals, and so work alongside his eldest daughter, Lizzie Mack.
    His known contributions include: Stories Told to a Child by the author of 'Studies for Stories' (illus. with others, London, Alexander Strahan, 1865), Nursery Times; or, Stories about the Little Ones by An Old Nurse (London, Griffith & Farran, 1867), The Daisy and her Friends. Simple tales and stories for children by Frances Freeling Broderip (illus. with others, London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1869), The Children's Garland from the Best Poets selected by Coventry Patmore (London, Macmillan & Co., 1873), Little Talks with Little People (illus. with others, London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1877?), The Little Folks' Picture Album (illus. with others, London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1877), Little Rosebud's Picture Book (illus. with others, London, George Routledge & Sons, 1879), Clever Hans by the Brothers Grimm (London, Thos. de la Rue & Co., 188?), God is Love. Bible stories and pictures for the young by Mrs Haskell (London, Ernest Nister, 1895), There Was Once: Grandma's Stories by Mrs. Oscar Wilde (London, Ernest Nister, 190?) and Bible Stories and Pictures (London, Ernest Nister, 1908).

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    Book ID: 3439
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  • A Princess Comes to Our Town. by FYLEMAN, Rose
    FYLEMAN, Rose
    A Princess Comes to Our Town. With 12 illustrations by Gertrude Lindsay.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1927. First edition. Gold blocked cloth case hardback binding. Lovely illustrations, including frontis. Boards have a little bumping and are slightly grubby / handled. Inside very clean. vii, 119 pp. 175 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).

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    Book ID: 4195
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  • KIPLING, Rudyard
    A Song of the English Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. A nice copy of this edition, with Heath Robinson's illustrations. 12 full page colour plates, Clean blue cloth with gilt titles & illustrations. There seem to be two variant bindings of the ordinary edition. This one, and another with a different gilt illustration and titles to the front board. This seems to be a cheaper edition, with 12, rather than 30 tipped in plates. A little rubbing to the boards. Very slight cracking to the rear hinge. Internally clean and tidy with a touch of foxing only. Two gift inscriptions - one 1913 and one 1921. Overall a very nice copy. Unpaginated. 205 by 155mm (8 by 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3499
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  • Adémaï aviateur. by COLLINE, Paul
    COLLINE, Paul
    Adémaï aviateur.

    Paris: Les grandes éditions françaises, 1946. First edition. Numerous illustrations in colour and in black and white in and outside the text. Hardback cover is rather rubbed with a little nicking and edge wear. There is a school / library stamp to title page. Now held under a removable plastic laminate. A few light marks inside. Overall a good copy of this uncommon children's book. 46 pages. 310 by 240mm (12¼ by 9½ inches). Première édition. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. La couverture cartonnée est plutôt frottée avec une petite entaille et une usure des bords. Il y a un tampon école/bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Maintenant maintenu sous un…

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    Paris: Les grandes éditions françaises, 1946. First edition. Numerous illustrations in colour and in black and white in and outside the text. Hardback cover is rather rubbed with a little nicking and edge wear. There is a school / library stamp to title page. Now held under a removable plastic laminate. A few light marks inside. Overall a good copy of this uncommon children's book. 46 pages. 310 by 240mm (12¼ by 9½ inches). Première édition. Nombreuses illustrations en couleurs et en noir et blanc dans et hors texte. La couverture cartonnée est plutôt frottée avec une petite entaille et une usure des bords. Il y a un tampon école/bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Maintenant maintenu sous un stratifié en plastique amovible. Quelques légères traces à l'intérieur. Dans l'ensemble, un bon exemplaire de ce livre pour enfants peu commun. 46 pages. 310 par 240 mm

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    Book ID: 3270
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  • Aladdin. Ou la lampe merveilleuse. by [GALLAND, Antoine]
    [GALLAND, Antoine]
    Aladdin. Ou la lampe merveilleuse. Livres d'images. 6me Série

    Épinal: Imagerie Pellerin, 1879. Original edition Livres d'images booklet. Hand coloured illustrations. Unpaginated. A little age toned. 18 pages. 255 x 185 mm (10 x 7¼ inches).

    . Édition originale Livres d'images. Illustrations colorées à la main. Non paginé. Un peu d'âge. 18 pages. 255 × 185 mm

    Book ID: 3782
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  • All About Copy-Kitten. by EVERS, Helen & Alf
    EVERS, Helen & Alf
    All About Copy-Kitten. The complete adventures of Copy-Kitten, as first told in Copy-Kitten and More About Copy-Kitten.

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

    Book ID: 2888
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  • Alphabet by FONTINELLE, Jean de la
    FONTINELLE, Jean de la
    Alphabet

    Paris: Editions Berger-Levrault, 1949. First Edition. A very nice copy of this French children's Alphabet book. Attractive and very colourful anthropomorphic illustrations for each letter of the alphabet (and numbers 1-9 in Roman and Western forms). Soft covers with black binding strip. Illustration of duck and elephant to the front cover, and animals reading to the rear. The covers are a little darkened but without chips or tears. Inside in a clean but slightly darkened condition throughout. 30 pages. 320 x 240 mm (12½ x 9½ inches).

    . Première édition. Très bel exemplaire de cet abécédaire français pour enfants. Illustrations anthropomorphiques attrayantes et très colorées pour chaque lettre de l'alphabet (et les chiffres 1 à 9 dans les formes…

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    Paris: Editions Berger-Levrault, 1949. First Edition. A very nice copy of this French children's Alphabet book. Attractive and very colourful anthropomorphic illustrations for each letter of the alphabet (and numbers 1-9 in Roman and Western forms). Soft covers with black binding strip. Illustration of duck and elephant to the front cover, and animals reading to the rear. The covers are a little darkened but without chips or tears. Inside in a clean but slightly darkened condition throughout. 30 pages. 320 x 240 mm (12½ x 9½ inches).

    . Première édition. Très bel exemplaire de cet abécédaire français pour enfants. Illustrations anthropomorphiques attrayantes et très colorées pour chaque lettre de l'alphabet (et les chiffres 1 à 9 dans les formes romaines et occidentales). Couvertures souples avec bande de reliure noire. Illustration d'un canard et d'un éléphant sur la couverture avant, et d'animaux lisant sur la couverture arrière. Les couvertures sont un peu assombries mais ne présentent ni éclats ni déchirures. L'intérieur est propre mais légèrement assombri. 30 pages. 320 x 240 mm

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    Book ID: 4222
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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). Première édition. Livret cousu de 20 pages non numérotées, de charmantes illustrations en couleurs, mais aussi des grilles et des orthographes phonétiques pour les jeunes francophones. WorldCat suggère vers 1905. Les couvertures sont vieillies et un peu sales. La zone de la colonne vertébrale commence à se fendre, mais globalement bonne. 205 × 160 mm

    Book ID: 3625
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  • Alphabet de la Poupée. by FAUCON, Emma
    FAUCON, Emma
    Alphabet de la Poupée. Illustrations de H. Grobet.

    Paris: Librairie Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, 1896. The alphabet for young children telling a story about a doll. Original hardback illustrated boards, with red cloth spine. Undated, but inscription to front blank page says in French that it was received on 2nd January 1896, so it was obviously printed before then. Lovely hand coloured illustrations. Boards are darkened and a little stained. Inside, has been repaired long ago with tape. Inscription - as mentioned previously - to front blank. Half title has small closed tear to the edge. Engraved coloured frontispiece and engrave title have been stuck together at some point. Likely when the book was taped. Pages are aged, and delicate but the book is complete. Book block…

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    Paris: Librairie Théodore Lefèvre et Cie, 1896. The alphabet for young children telling a story about a doll. Original hardback illustrated boards, with red cloth spine. Undated, but inscription to front blank page says in French that it was received on 2nd January 1896, so it was obviously printed before then. Lovely hand coloured illustrations. Boards are darkened and a little stained. Inside, has been repaired long ago with tape. Inscription - as mentioned previously - to front blank. Half title has small closed tear to the edge. Engraved coloured frontispiece and engrave title have been stuck together at some point. Likely when the book was taped. Pages are aged, and delicate but the book is complete. Book block a little loose. A scarce and charming item. Text in French. 72 pages. 185 x 115 mm (7¼ x 4½ inches).

    . L'alphabet pour les jeunes enfants racontant l'histoire d'une poupée. Couverture cartonnée originale illustrée, dos en tissu rouge. Non daté, mais l'inscription sur la première page blanche indique en français qu'il a été reçu le 2 janvier 1896, il a donc manifestement été imprimé avant cette date. Jolies illustrations colorées à la main. Les plats sont assombris et un peu tachés. L'intérieur a été réparé il y a longtemps avec du ruban adhésif. Inscription - comme mentionné précédemment - sur la page blanche de la couverture. La moitié du titre a une petite déchirure fermée sur le bord. Le frontispice gravé en couleur et le titre gravé ont été collés ensemble à un moment donné. Probablement lorsque le livre a été scotché. Les pages sont fragiles mais le livre est complet. Le corps du livre est un peu lâche, mais il s'agit d'un objet rare et charmant. 72 pages. 185 x 115 mm.

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    Book ID: 3955
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  • Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. by [Anon]
    [Anon]
    Alphabet van Viervoetige Dieren. Met 24 gekleurde plaatjes

    Gouda: G. B. van Goor Zonen, 1844. First edition. Softback with paper covers. 24 letters of the alphabet (the letters Q and X being the exceptions) are assigned an animal illustration, examples of how to write that letter, and a short verse of poetry about the animal in Dutch. Illustrations are hand coloured. A charming children's book. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: The covers are detached, but present. These are fragile, with some loss to the lower corners on one side. This damage follows throughout the inside of the book as a closed tear. Otherwise the internal pages are in a good condition and the illustrations are bright and clean.

    Book ID: 2545
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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

    Primeira edição. Capa dura pequena com lombada em tecido azul. Design da capa e 16 placas de página inteira lindamente ilustradas, com enfeites de ouro, tudo por Jeanne Hebbelynck. Não paginado [40 páginas]. Aparece praticamente novo/fechado e está em proteção de cristal. 140 x 115 mm

    Book ID: 3619
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  • Aunt Mavor's Little Library. The Alphabet of Trades and Occupations. by DALZIEL, Bros
    DALZIEL, Bros
    Aunt Mavor's Little Library. The Alphabet of Trades and Occupations.

    London: Geor. Routledge & Co. Scarce First edition. Undated, but circa 1858. Colour illustrated softback, the binding of which has been skilfully restrung. The title page has a vignette, and there is one page for each letter of the alphabet with its matching trade or occupation described in a simple rhyme. Lovely wood engravings to suit each profession. For example: D for draper, Q for quarryman, U for upholsterer. Frontispiece to inside of soft cover is signed Dalziel in the plate; remaining woodcuts appear also to be by the Dalziel Brothers, but are unsigned. The back cover has an advertisement for other books in the Aunt Mavor's Little Library series. Covers are age toned, and lightly soiled - but…

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    London: Geor. Routledge & Co. Scarce First edition. Undated, but circa 1858. Colour illustrated softback, the binding of which has been skilfully restrung. The title page has a vignette, and there is one page for each letter of the alphabet with its matching trade or occupation described in a simple rhyme. Lovely wood engravings to suit each profession. For example: D for draper, Q for quarryman, U for upholsterer. Frontispiece to inside of soft cover is signed Dalziel in the plate; remaining woodcuts appear also to be by the Dalziel Brothers, but are unsigned. The back cover has an advertisement for other books in the Aunt Mavor's Little Library series. Covers are age toned, and lightly soiled - but unmarked and tidy inside. One or two signs of tape repair, but carefully done. Overall a good and rare item. [30] uncoloured pages. 175 x 135 mm (7 x 5¼ inches).

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    Book ID: 3954
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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). 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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