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  • An Attractive Group Of Illustrations
    A Collection Of Hand Coloured Lithographs. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Collection Of Hand Coloured Lithographs.

    Na, 1850. An attractive work. A collection of 20 hand coloured lithographs, numbered 1-20, showing scenes of life in the Low Countries. For example, the first shows the progress of a young man, accompanied by his dog and monkey. There is no title page, and no clue about artist or printer to any of the plates. The covers of the album bear the word "Album" surrounded by blind stamped designs. The text is somewhat rubbed. Cloth spine.
    The first lithograph has a reference 656 to it, which presumably indicates a series, but we have been unable to identify it.
    20 leaves printed and hand coloured to recto only. 21.5cm x 32cm

    Book ID: 2915
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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 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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  • 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, illustrees par Arthur Rackham

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Libraire Hachette: 1910. First Thus (French trade edition). Attractive, new, full dark green leather binding. 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.

    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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  • Better Than Toys for Girls and Boys. At Home Within by PYM, T
    PYM, T
    Better Than Toys for Girls and Boys. At Home Within Please Bring your Paints of Chalks

    London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co, 1894. Original yellow hardback. buckram spine. A touch of bumping to the edges only. Unpaginated. 15 coloured lithographs with a black and white copy of each opposite for children to colour themselves. This copy largely uncoloured, although the first black and white image has a very feint colour wash to it. 240 by 175mm (9½ by 7 inches).

    Book ID: 2478
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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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  • Scarce 'reversible book'!
    Cinderella / The Night Before Christmas (Turnover Book - Volume II). by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Cinderella / The Night Before Christmas (Turnover Book - Volume II). Illustrated by John R. Neill

    Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co, 1910. First edition thus. These are known as 'Turnover Books' in which each volume in the series has two titles. The book must be read one way for one story, then turned upside down and read the other way for the second story. Decorated red boards. Page edges and endpapers are red. Wonderful colour illustrations. 64 pages. 190 x 140 mm (7½ x 5½ inches). The illustrations were first serialised by the Philadelphia North American Syndicate in Sunday supplements as "Children's Stories That Never Grow Old," September 1, 1907 to March 22, 1908. Reilly & Britton then issued them as single volumes, and in a collection Children's Stories That Never Grow Old (1908).

    Condition: No dust jacket. The boards are a little rubbed, particularly to spine head and tail. Overall a very good example of the earliest edition.

    Book ID: 2590
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  • 4 collected fairy tales, and notes to the public outlining Cruikshank's arguments with Dickens etc.
    Cruikshank's Fairy Library by CRUIKSHANK, George
    CRUIKSHANK, George
    Cruikshank's Fairy Library

    London: Bell & Daldy. A scarce variant of Cruickshank's Fairy Library. Issued by Bell and Daldy in 1865, this includes several of Cruikshank's addresses to the public. The collection includes Hop_O'-My-Thumb; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella & Puss in Boots. Each has its own pagination. The typesetting seems to have been carried from the individual issues of these, so although there are no separate title pages, these are still counted in the pagination. Each of the fairly tales has a frontis and a list of illustrations (Puss in Boots has no list). Each of the tales has 6 plates (24 total). The list presents each "moral" in the picture - so 38 vignettes in the plates are mentioned. (more)

    London: Bell & Daldy. A scarce variant of Cruickshank's Fairy Library. Issued by Bell and Daldy in 1865, this includes several of Cruikshank's addresses to the public. The collection includes Hop_O'-My-Thumb; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella & Puss in Boots. Each has its own pagination. The typesetting seems to have been carried from the individual issues of these, so although there are no separate title pages, these are still counted in the pagination. Each of the fairly tales has a frontis and a list of illustrations (Puss in Boots has no list). Each of the tales has 6 plates (24 total). The list presents each "moral" in the picture - so 38 vignettes in the plates are mentioned.
    Brown buckram with black and gilt decoration and titles. Slight dulling to the gilt, with a touch of bumping and slight rubbing to the front board. Appears to be new end papers. Inside, the binding is in good, strong condition. There is intermittent mild to moderate foxing throughout the book.
    In the first of the addresses to the public he clarifies his relation to his nephew Percy (who was using the name Cruikshank without clarification). He was careful not to blame Percy, but his publisher. In the second, he addresses a mistake that Harriet Beecher Stowe made regarding meeting him. The last, which is far longer, has an address to parents, in which he puts his side against the criticisms of Charles Dickens regarding his Fairy Library. He emphasises his commitment to the Temperance movement.
    The individual parts were issued between 1853 and 1864. This appears to have been the first Collected version of them. (OCLC: 1159821580). There was a subsequent George Bell edition in 1885,
    30, 32, 32, 40 pp. 19 cm x 14.5 cm

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    Book ID: 2743
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  • De Swienegel als Wettrenner. by LYSER, Johann Peter
    LYSER, Johann Peter
    De Swienegel als Wettrenner. Ein plattdeutsches Märchen. Illustriert und mit einem Nachwort von J. P. T. Lyser.

    Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1853. Scarce first edition. A race involving Hedgehog versus Rabbit in this charming tale originally by Theodor von Kobbe. B/w illustrations and foreword by Lyser. Text in both Low and High German. 140 x 100 mm (5½ x 4 inches).

    Condition: Protected by oversized card cover. Some foxing / darkening in areas. Otherwise clean and has no markings.

    Book ID: 2639
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  • Die Geschichte vom Babar dem kleinen Elefanten. by BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    BRUNHOFF, Jean de
    Die Geschichte vom Babar dem kleinen Elefanten.

    Lausanne / Paris: F. Roth & Cie / Librairie Hachette, 1946. This was the first Babar book, copyright 1939. Delightfully illustrated boards, with linen spine. Text in German. 48 pages. 370 x 270 mm (14½ x 10¾ inches).

    Condition: The boards are bumped at corners and rubbed all over. There is faint writing to the back board.

    Book ID: 2651
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  • Droll Doings. by NEILSON, Harry B.
    NEILSON, Harry B.
    Droll Doings. Illustrations by Harry B. Neilson, with verses by the Cockiolly Bird

    London: Blackie & Son Limited, [1900]. First edition, circa 1900. Illustrated hardback and red cloth spine binding. Amusing children's verses and colour illustrations. 66 pages. 315 x 255 mm (12½ x 10 inches).

    Condition: Boards are grubby and a bit worn, cloth spine worn and faded - but the contents are in a good, clean condition. No marks or inscriptions.

    Book ID: 2851
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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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  • Farmer Fisher's Russian Christmas. by COUDRILLE, Jonathon X.
    COUDRILLE, Jonathon X.
    Farmer Fisher's Russian Christmas. With original accompanying 7 inch vinyl record.

    London: G. Whizzard / André Deutsch. This book was chosen as 1976 Children's Book of the Year. It is thought to have been the first picture book on the UK market to include a record (7-inch vinyl disc). The story is a charming rhyme about Farmer Fisher's attempts to visit his cousin in Russia for Christmas. Scarce in this condition and with vinyl. 36 pages. 205 x 295 mm (8 x 11½ inches). Jonathon Coudrille's talents as a multi-instrumentalist mean that he plays and composes for guitar, 7-string banjo, piano, organ and trumpet. His musical interests and influences are principally jazz, Russian and gypsy music.

    Book ID: 2708
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  • Fee Fi Fo Fum by BRIGGS, Raymond
    BRIGGS, Raymond
    Fee Fi Fo Fum A Picture Book of Nursery Rhymes

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1976. Reprint edition. Clean and tidy laminate boards. Fractional bumping to corners. light foxing to front pastedown. Otherwise a Fine copy.

    Book ID: 2454
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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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