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  • 1 & 1 are 2. Dean’s 6d Rag Book Series 1. Number 178.
    1 & 1 are 2. Dean’s 6d Rag Book Series 1. Number 178.

    London: Dean’s Rag Book Co., Ltd, No date [circa 1920]. 10 pages. Illustrated in colour by Richard James Williams. 135 x 114 mm. A fine copy from the Dean archive with the original paper advert’ slip still loosely laid in. See Cope, page 88. However, this has a variant cover design with the titles in numerals rather than words.

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  • 52 STORIES FOR GIRLS By Thomas Archer, George Manville Fenn, Lieut.-Col A. J. Macpherson, Rosa Mulholland, Alice Corkran, Sarah Doudney, Jennie Chappell, Armand Caumont, and other writers. Fourteenth thousand. by MILES, Alfred.
    MILES, Alfred.
    52 STORIES FOR GIRLS By Thomas Archer, George Manville Fenn, Lieut.-Col A. J. Macpherson, Rosa Mulholland, Alice Corkran, Sarah Doudney, Jennie Chappell, Armand Caumont, and other writers. Fourteenth thousand.

    London: Hutchinson, No date. 450 pages. Illustrated. Original pictorial red cloth, gilt. Al ledges gilt. Lacks two leaves of ad's at rear; spine rubbed and somewhat dulled; else very good.

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  • 52 STORIES OF CLASSIC HEROES with contributions by Hope Moncrieff, Mrs. Guy E. Lloyd, M. Mostyn Bird, H. P. Maskell, and the Editor. Edited by Francis Storr. With illustrations by Frank C. Papé. by STORR, Francis.
    STORR, Francis.
    52 STORIES OF CLASSIC HEROES with contributions by Hope Moncrieff, Mrs. Guy E. Lloyd, M. Mostyn Bird, H. P. Maskell, and the Editor. Edited by Francis Storr. With illustrations by Frank C. Papé.

    London: Hutchinson and Co, No date [1910]. 400 pages. 8 full-page black & white plates. Original brown pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. First edition. A fine copy.

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  • A APPLE PIE. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. by GREENAWAY, Kate.
    GREENAWAY, Kate.
    A APPLE PIE. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.

    London: George Routledge and Sons, No date [1887]. Unpaged. 22 leaves printed on one side only. Illustrated throughout in colour by Kate Greenaway. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Fore-edges stained red. Oblong: 21.2 x 26.4 cm. First edition. Contemporary inscription on half-title; some occasional spotting; else a very handsome copy. Schuster & Engen 1[c].

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  • A.B.C.
    A.B.C.

    Paris: Hachette & Cie, No date [circa 1911-1918]. A French issue of Dean ‘s 6d Patent Rag Book Series 1. Number 131. 6 pages. Illustrated in colour by David Brett, Eugenie Richards et al. 235 x 115 mm. A fine copy from the Dean archive. See Cope, page 79.

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  • A.B.C. FÖR BARN. by NYTT BILDER A.B.C. FÖR BARN.
    NYTT BILDER A.B.C. FÖR BARN.
    A.B.C. FÖR BARN.

    Stockholm: Fr. Huldberg, No date [circa 1840?]. A Swedish picture sheet for a child's nursery, illustrating the letters of the alphabet, etc. A lithograph of twenty four images all hand-coloured as issued. Splitting at centrefold; else near fine. Mounted in acid-free board. Exposed image size: 31.3 x 39.7 cm. Mount size: 45 x 53 cm.

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  • A.B.C. With Illustrations by T. Pym [pseud]. by [CREED, Clara].
    [CREED, Clara].
    A.B.C. With Illustrations by T. Pym [pseud].

    London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd, 1905. 128 pages.. Illustrated throughout in line. Sometime rebound in quarter morocco over paper-covered boards. 7.5 x 5.7 cm. A very handsome copy of a scarce miniature alphabet.

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  • A BONDONI CHARADE. by McDowall, Nicolas.
    McDowall, Nicolas.
    A BONDONI CHARADE.

    Llandogo: The Old Stile Press, 1995. An alphabet of type. Original paper-covered boards. No 28 of 240 copies numbered and signed by McDowall. 60 x 66mm. A fine copy.

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  • STUDDY, G. E.
    A BONZO Tobacco Jar.

    Circa 1920's. A bisque two-piece tobacco jar in the form of a rather worse for wear Bonzo, presumably after a night on the tiles. Approximately 6 inches tall. This image was reproduced on a postcard. Fine condition.

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  • A BOOK EXPLAINING THE RANKS AND DIGNITIES OF BRITISH SOCIETY. Intended chiefly for the instruction of Young Persons. With twenty-four coloured engravings. Price Seven Shillings, Coloured. by [LAMB, Charles.]
    [LAMB, Charles.]
    A BOOK EXPLAINING THE RANKS AND DIGNITIES OF BRITISH SOCIETY. Intended chiefly for the instruction of Young Persons. With twenty-four coloured engravings. Price Seven Shillings, Coloured.

    London: Tabart and Co. at the Juvenile and School Library…, 1809. [4], 136, [1 List of the plates], [1 blank], [2 ad’s]. pages. Illustrated with 24 hand-coloured engraved plates. Bound in half green sheep gilt over green cloth. All edges gilt. 148 x 100 mm. A very good, clean, fresh copy.

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  • BEECHING, H. C. Selected by.
    A BOOK OF CHRISTMAS VERSE. With ten designs by Walter Crane.

    London. Methuen and Company, 1895. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. [i-vi], vii-xvi, [1-2], 3-173, [174] pages, plus 32 ad's. Ten black & white illustrations. Original pictorial green and red cloth. Top edge gilt. Octavo. First edition. Small bookplate and bookseller label to paste-down front endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers and half-title; Tissue guard to title foxed; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOOK OF KITTIES. by RADNOR, John Horina.
    RADNOR, John Horina.
    A BOOK OF KITTIES.

    Chicago: M. A. Donahue & Co, No date [circa 1920]. [10] pages. 4 coloured illustrations, and others printed in brown. Original die-cut covers shaped around the cat’s head. 36.5 x 18.8 cm. Ownership inscription on rear cover; lower outer corners worn, and some leaves with small loss; else very good.

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  • [LEAR, Edward.]
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry.

    London: T. Mclean, No date. (1855.). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial boards, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. Upper board cropped, affecting lettering, and a few images slightly cropped at upper edge; last line of text of the final limerick also slightly affected. Expertly re-backed and re-cased; bookplate of the noted English collector Dr. G. Bell with his notes on the fixed front endpaper. An excellent First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the…

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    London: T. Mclean, No date. (1855.). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial boards, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. Upper board cropped, affecting lettering, and a few images slightly cropped at upper edge; last line of text of the final limerick also slightly affected. Expertly re-backed and re-cased; bookplate of the noted English collector Dr. G. Bell with his notes on the fixed front endpaper. An excellent First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the ‘perfect’ or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most probably lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved,

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  • LEAR, Edward.
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE. By Edward Lear, Third edition. With many new pictures and verses. London.

    London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, [1862.]. [ii], 113 leaves printed on one side only. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, sometime re-backed in imitation of the original. A few leaves have some slight damage to the fore-edges where once loose; one leaf repaired; one leaf with juvenile scribble on blank verso; binding very worn to corners and edges, and both boards with old fold marks, now repaired. However, this third printing, the first with woodcut illustrations based on the earlier [1846] lithographs, and the first enlarged edition with 43 new rhymes and illustrations, is extremely rare; in our experience, much more so than the second edition of 1855. -

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  • A BOOK OF NONSENSE. Fifth edition. With many new pictures and verses. by LEAR, Edward.
    LEAR, Edward.
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE. Fifth edition. With many new pictures and verses.

    London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, No date [1862 and inscribed 1862 on front pastedown]. [2ff], 112ff, all printed on one side only. Pictorial title and 112 wood-engraved illustration with limericks beneath. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper -covered boards. Oblong: 145 x 220 mm. Pages mis-numbered from page 89 to 99, as is often the case; boards rubbed and worn at edges and corners. But a good, clean copy with no damage to the leaves. Inscribed on front paste-down: ‘To Miss Fanny Scott. A prize for walking. Midsummer 1862.’

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  • A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx. by MARX, Enid.
    MARX, Enid.
    A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx.

    Oldham: The Incline Press, 1993. 35 pages. This edition uses 32 Nursery Rhymes and engravings from The Zodiac Book of Nursery Rhymes published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. The drawings on the title page, after the contents, and on page 3 were made later, in 1945. Number 99 of an edition of 260 copies. Original blue cloth-backed boards over patterned paper-covered boards designed by Enid Marx. A fine copy.

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  • A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx. by MARX, Enid.
    MARX, Enid.
    A BOOK OF NURSERY RHYMES Illustrated with wood engravings by Enid Marx.

    Oldham: The Incline Press, 1993. 35 pages. This edition uses 32 Nursery Rhymes and engravings from The Zodiac Book of Nursery Rhymes published by Chatto and Windus in 1939. The drawings on the title page, after the contents, and on page 3 were made later, in 1945. A total edition of 310 copies were printed. Two hundred and sixty copies are numbered 1 – 260. A further fifty copies, of which this copy is number 35, are autographed by Enid Marx, have some illustrations hand coloured, and include a folder of three duplicate engravings on Zerkell paper. Original blue cloth-backed boards over patterned paper-covered boards designed by Enid Marx. A fine copy.

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  • A Bow-Wow Book. No. 100. Fluffidown Rag Books.
    A Bow-Wow Book. No. 100. Fluffidown Rag Books.

    London: Dean’s Rag Book Co., Ltd, No date [1915]. 16 pages. Illustrated in colour by Stanley Tyreman Berkeley. Oblong: 180 x 220 mm. A fine copy from the Dean archive. This title was also issued in the normal rag book format between 1909 – 1919, but in ‘Fluffidown’ form only in 1915. See Cope, page 75. [15120]

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  • A BOX OF TRICKS. Invented and drawn by G. E. Studdy. Explained by George Jellicoe. by STUDDY, G. E.
    STUDDY, G. E.
    A BOX OF TRICKS. Invented and drawn by G. E. Studdy. Explained by George Jellicoe.

    London: John Swain & Son, Limited, No date [1924]. [22] pages, plus 12 colour plates; line drawings within the text. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. 17 x 13 cm's. Some light spotting on fore-edges; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOY'S TOWN. Illustrated. by HOWELLS, W. D.
    HOWELLS, W. D.
    A BOY'S TOWN. Illustrated.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. vi, 247 pages. Illustrated with 23 black & white full-page plates. Original blue decorative cloth; silver gilt; titling in gold. Octavo. First edition. Small blank corner torn from one leaf; else a very good copy.

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