• Category = Children's
  • Nessie the Mannerless Monster by HUGHES, Ted.
    HUGHES, Ted.
    Nessie the Mannerless Monster

    London: Faber and Faber Limited. Reprint from 1973. Hardback children's story about the famous Loch Ness monster - Nessie! Charmingly told in verse by the legendary Ted Hughes, and illustrated in colour and b/w by Gerald Rose. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, with £2.25 price label to the lower front flap. 32 pages. 180 x 255 mm (7 x 10 inches).

    Book ID: 3550
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  • Pan-Pipes - by CRANE, Walter; MARZIALS, Theophilus
    CRANE, Walter; MARZIALS, Theophilus
    Pan-Pipes - a book of old songs

    London: Novello & Co. : George Routledge and Sons, 1883. Second edition. Hardback illustrated boards. Songs for voice and piano; 51 pages with one song on each. Engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Beautiful Walter Crane colour illustrations. Boards are rubbed at corners. Inside there is sporadic foxing. Overall in good shape. 23 x 32 cm 51 pages. 230 x 320 mm (9 x 12½ inches).

    Book ID: 3437
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  • Shirley Temple at Play. by SAALFIELD Publishing Co.
    SAALFIELD Publishing Co.
    Shirley Temple at Play.

    Akron: Ohio. Well-kept copy of this Shirley Temple book from 1935. Light golden yellow color illustrated softcover with the famous child star, Shirley Temple, on every other page, in movie costumes, with a nursery level story accompanying each of the eight large full page color plates. Temple was 5 when this was produced. 20 pages (inc. covers). 320 by 260mm (12½ by 10¼ inches).

    Condition: Very Good condition. A few minor nicks to the edges, otherwise in excellent condition. Internally clean and tidy.

    Book ID: 2473
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  • Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs. by GRIMM, The Brothers
    GRIMM, The Brothers
    Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs. Illustrated by Fritz Wegner

    London: The Bodley Head, 1973. A scarce First Edition hardback of this Bodley Head Fairy Tale Picture Book. In original unclipped dust jacket. Edited by Kathleen Lines. Colour illustrated throughout. Classic tale for children. 48 pages. 240 x 170 mm (9½ x 6¾ inches).

    Condition: Book and dust jacket are in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2880
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  • The Adventures of Wibbley Mouse. by MEAD, Stella
    MEAD, Stella
    The Adventures of Wibbley Mouse.

    London: Amex Co., Ltd, 1940. Large softback book. Lovely cover and internal illustrations in colour, by Lottie Gorn. Undated, but estimate circa 1940. [12 pages]. 345 x 255 mm (13½ x 10 inches). Wibbley Doppitt is the mouse in question. He dreams big - and there is a happy ending (spoiler alert)...he marries the mouse of his dreams!

    Condition: Original staples have rusted so the book has been re-sewn. Otherwise, it is a good book.

    Book ID: 2653
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  • The Cruise of the "Marjery Daw" by SMITH, Gregor Ian
    SMITH, Gregor Ian
    The Cruise of the "Marjery Daw"

    Leicester: Edmund Ward, 1946. Undated, presume first thus. Colour illustrative printed paper boards, with green / blue cloth backing. With charming colour illustrations throughout. 48 pp. Minor rubbing to extremities, a little surface wear to boards. Contents clean and bright.

    Condition: Spine slightly bubbled. There is rubbing / damage to extremities, and surface wear / scratching to boards. pages age toned, but contents are clean and bright. Page 19 / 20 has small area of loss to edge.

    Book ID: 2375
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  • The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde by WILDE, Oscar
    WILDE, Oscar
    The Fairy Stories of Oscar Wilde

    London: Victor Gollancz, 1976. First Edition Thus. Hardback, in publisher's blue cloth under the original unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated colour endpapers. Fully illustrated in b/w by Harold Jones. A marvellous collection of nine children's stories that Wilde wrote for his own children. Very good / fine in a fine dust jacket. 223 pages. 220 x 155 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3546
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  • The Forbidden Forest and other stories. by REEVES, James
    REEVES, James
    The Forbidden Forest and other stories. Illustrated by Raymond Briggs

    London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1973. First Edition. Hardback emerald green cloth with gilt stamped title to spine. In original dust jacket. Both book and unclipped dust jacket are in a very good condition, no fading, no tears or markings. A few spots of foxing to the fore edge. These ten stories are Reeves' retelling of a few of the lesser known written by the Brother's Grimm.
    Raymond Briggs was famous for his illustrations in such as stories as Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas, The Snowman, plus many others. 171 [2] pp. 240 x 155 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3548
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  • The Queen of Hearts by CALDECOTT, R.
    The Queen of Hearts

    London: George Routledge & Sons. First Edition. One of the Caldecott Picture Book series. Circa 1870. Soft back. Clean and tidy covers. Small closed tear to the front cover, otherwise in nice clean condition overall. 30 pages. 230 x 205 mm (9 x 8 inches).

    Book ID: 3137
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  • The Sun Bonnet Babies by CORBETT, Bertha L.
    CORBETT, Bertha L.
    The Sun Bonnet Babies

    Minneapolis: Bertha L. Corbett, 1900. True first of the scarce children's book. Self published. Precedes the first commercial edition by 2 years. Hand coloured title page. Two pages have small closed tears. Otherwise clean and tidy inside and out.Probably renewed spine. Slight rusting to title page only. Overall a lovely copy. 190 by 190mm (7½ by 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2033
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  • The Tale of Beatrix Potter, a Biography by LANE, Margaret
    LANE, Margaret
    The Tale of Beatrix Potter, a Biography

    London and New York: Frederick Warne, 1946. First Edition in original colour illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has some chipping at the extremities, and is somewhat age toned. Front pastedown has a neat ex libris. With four delightful colour illustrations, and sixteen b/w illustrations, including frontis portrait of Beatrix Potter. Boards and book contents are clean and tidy. 176 pages. 215 x 155 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3121
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  • Under the Window by GREENAWAY, Kate
    Under the Window Pictures & Rhymes for Children - Engraved and Printed by Edmund Evans

    Edition: First Edition

    London: George Routledge & Sons, 1879. Original pictorial cloth in blue and green with walking children. Lacks plain front end paper. Otherwise complete. First issue with "End of Contents" to page 14. Pictures on page 21, 35 & 63 were dropped from later editions.

    Condition: Overall, this is in very nice condition, with just a little darkening to the pages and covers. A touch of rubbing to the board edges. The front end paper has been neatly removed, but overall in sound condition

    Book ID: 1493
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  • Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Books. Holiday Fun by [ANON]
    Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Books. Holiday Fun

    London: F. Warne & Co: [1870]. First Edition. Illustrated publisher's soft covers. Undated but late 19th century (1870). Six charming colour plates depicting children enjoying Christmas and other holidays. The idea was for a child to cut out and glue the figures from separate sheets (not included) on to the scenes to complete the pictures. Or, it is suggested, the blanks could be hand coloured. There is a note to say: Gum Arabic dissolved in boiling water is the best material to make the cut-out figures adhesive. 12 pages. 265 x 230 mm (10½ x 9 inches).

    Condition: Covers are a little soiled, and have moderate edge wear. Four pages are complete, and two partially complete. Signs of sheen from dried glue on some pages, and on back cover.

    Book ID: 2954
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