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  • The Dwindling Party. by GOREY, Edward
    GOREY, Edward
    The Dwindling Party.

    New York: Random House, 1982. First edition. Hardback glossy illustrated boards. All pop-up and moveable bits in excellent order. In fine condition. A fabulous book for children (and adults) who enjoy a quirky - and slightly dark - read! Unpaginated. 300 x 195 mm (11¾ by 7¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3015
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  • The Peter Pan Picture Book by WOODWARD, Alice B. & O'CONNOR, Daniel
    WOODWARD, Alice B. & O'CONNOR, Daniel
    The Peter Pan Picture Book

    London: George Bell and Sons, 1907. First edition, first printing. In cream buckram hardback binding with orange / red title and illustration to the front board. A little darkening / marking to the boards. Fading to the spine. Complete with 28 full-page colour plates (including frontis), most with captions to the facing blank page. Foxing throughout - mostly to text pages. Two plates have been neatly repaired at the page edges. Neat gift message to front. Overall a good copy of a scare item. Peter pan was first introduced as a play in 1904. This work, from 1907, precedes the novel by 4 years. 62 pages. 255 x 190 mm (10 x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3023
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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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  • A beautifully designed and illustrated edition of Aesop for children
    The Word-Picture Fable Book or Old Aesop in a New Dress by Uncle William
    Uncle William
    The Word-Picture Fable Book or Old Aesop in a New Dress

    London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1874. Original green cloth with chromolithograph plate (of fox looking enviously at the grapes) to the front board, gilt and black titles and decoration. The covers are in very good condition, with just a little bumping. A few small marks to the rear cover.
    Second edition of 1874 (First edition was 1872).
    Frontis engraving of mother presenting the book to her children. "A beautiful book in a beautiful dress, with pictures and words for you to guess."
    Title page with lovely engraved vignette of the hare and the tortoise. Preface from Uncle William. This includes the comment to the children "In order to puzzle you a little..... I have made the printer…

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    London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1874. Original green cloth with chromolithograph plate (of fox looking enviously at the grapes) to the front board, gilt and black titles and decoration. The covers are in very good condition, with just a little bumping. A few small marks to the rear cover.
    Second edition of 1874 (First edition was 1872).
    Frontis engraving of mother presenting the book to her children. "A beautiful book in a beautiful dress, with pictures and words for you to guess."
    Title page with lovely engraved vignette of the hare and the tortoise. Preface from Uncle William. This includes the comment to the children "In order to puzzle you a little..... I have made the printer insert a little picture here and there instead of a work." Herein lies the charm of this edition. The "word" vignettes are charming engravings. Each page is surrounded by a frame with several morals for the children to absorb. Just in case they don't get the point, to the rear is the "key to the fables"
    22 tales. 83 pages.
    My favourite moral is "And don't be all your days trotting on a Cabbage-Leaf".
    26.5 cm x 21 cm

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    Condition: The end papers are of a cheaper paper stock, and are quite heavily foxed. The rest of the pages are in very good condition, with just a little darkening.

    Book ID: 2746
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  • A collection of three illustrated children's works - gifted and signed by one of the author's.
    Three Works bound as one: Tommy at the Zoo; Miss Lovemouse's Letters & Puppy Dog's Tales by WAIN, Louis, CHESTER, A.S.M. & SHEPHERD, J. A.
    WAIN, Louis, CHESTER, A.S.M. & SHEPHERD, J. A.
    Three Works bound as one: Tommy at the Zoo; Miss Lovemouse's Letters & Puppy Dog's Tales

    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1896. An unusual piece, three works bound as one in a red leather and black buckram binding. To the front is a gift inscription from the author of the first work. This is "Tommy at the Zoo." (published 1895) The second work is Louis Wain's, "Miss Lovemouse's Letters" The third is also by Louis Wain: "Puppy Dog's Tales". The latter two items were produced by Nelson in 1896.

    Condition: Overall, this work is in excellent condition. The binding has some rubbing to the edges of the leather, with a little splitting there. The buckram is clean and tidy. Inside, each of the works are clean and tidy with minimal darkening. author's ink inscription to the inside front board.

    Book ID: 1560
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  • Under the Window by GREENAWAY, Kate
    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]
    [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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