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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
    A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.

    London: John Wallis, 1792. 32 pages. Original marbled paper wrappers. 199 x 75 mm. Ownership name on end-paper. A very good copy. ESTC suggests that this may have been issued with a dissected puzzle, Wallis’s Key to the Old Testament. Scarce.

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  • A CAT BOOK. Portraits by H. Officer Smith. Characteristics by E.V. Lucas. by Lucas, E. V.
    Lucas, E. V.
    A CAT BOOK. Portraits by H. Officer Smith. Characteristics by E.V. Lucas.

    London: Grant Richards, 1900. The Dumpy Book For Children. No VI. [6] 121, [2 ad’s] pages. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Original two-tone green striped cloth. 13 x 8.2 cm. First edition. A very good copy. Necker 1239.

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  • A CHILDREN’S SUMMER Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in Prose and Rhyme by M. L. B. and W. M. C. by [BOYLE, Eleanor Vere.]
    [BOYLE, Eleanor Vere.]
    A CHILDREN’S SUMMER Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in Prose and Rhyme by M. L. B. and W. M. C.

    London: Addey and Co, 1853. [31] pages. 9 full-page etchings and two smaller illustrations within pages of text, all finely hand-coloured by Eleanor Vere Boyle. Original leather-backed brown cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Oblong folio. First edition. Slight rubbing to spine; some spotting throughout as is usual with this book; short marginal tear to one leaf of text; lower corners bumped; else a very good copy of one of the finest children’s books of the nineteenth century. Hand-coloured copies are rare. The prose contribution is by the illustrator's cousin, Mary Boyle, and the verse by W. M. Call. A Children's Summer was much praised by John Ruskin, Thomas Landseer, Tom Taylor, and Francis Turner Palgrave.

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  • A CHILDREN’S SUMMER. Eleven etchings on steel by E. V. B. Illustrated in prose and rhyme by M. L. B. [Mary Louisa Boyle] and W. M. C. [Wathen Mark Wilks Call].

    London: Addey and Co, 1853. [. 15] leaves of text. Illustrated with 8 full-page etchings and two vignettes. Original half calf over blue ribbed cloth gilt. Oblong: 285 x 371 mm. First edition. Presentation copy from E.V.B. to Wathen Mark Wilks Call, inscribed on title-page: ‘W. M. W. Call from EVB with her best Christmas good wishes! Dec 23nd 1852.’ There are some pencil annotations in pencil in Call’s hand, mostly the addition of his initials to verses he has authored. Some foxing, as is common with this title; front endpaper worn and with some loss; front board rubbed and slightly damped; else a very good copy of an important presentation copy. A Children’s Summer was E.V.B.’s second book.

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  • STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
    A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. Cramina non prius audita De Ludis Et Hortis virginibus puerisque.

    Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1922. Alternate English and Latin text, the Latin translations by T. R. Glover. Xxi, [4], 83, 83 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Original blue cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition thus. Some light spotting, little stronger on endpapers; spine mellowed; else very good.

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  • A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. With a frontispiece by F. W. Topham. by DICKENS, Charles.
    DICKENS, Charles.
    A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. With a frontispiece by F. W. Topham.

    London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, 53, 54. Three volumes. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. First edition set. First issues. Volume I had wear to head & heel of spine, with small loss of cloth; some spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece; one signature a little proud. Volume II has light spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece. Volume III has light spotting to recto of frontispiece. Volume I has two inscriptions on the half-title. The first reads, 'I give you this dear Wife on your Birthday for our little one, with the earnest hope that she may one day be enabled to read it with interest & profit. 7 Priory Terrace, March 12th 1852. The…

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    London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852, 53, 54. Three volumes. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. First edition set. First issues. Volume I had wear to head & heel of spine, with small loss of cloth; some spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece; one signature a little proud. Volume II has light spotting to endpapers, half-title and blank recto of frontispiece. Volume III has light spotting to recto of frontispiece. Volume I has two inscriptions on the half-title. The first reads, 'I give you this dear Wife on your Birthday for our little one, with the earnest hope that she may one day be enabled to read it with interest & profit. 7 Priory Terrace, March 12th 1852. The second inscription, probably by a descendent, is dated 1923. Some fading to the covers on the spines, but a very good set.

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  • GRIFFIN, John
    A CHILD'S MEMORIAL; or A New Token for Children: Containing an Account of the early piety, and happy death of Miss Dinah Doudney of Portsea, aged nine years. Delivered to a congregation of children in Orange-Street Chapel, on New Year's Day, 1805. Third Edition. To which is added an account of Miss Sarah Barrow, who was burnt to death April the 4th, 1805. By John Griffin.

    Portsea: Printed and Sold by J,. Horsey. Sold also by Booksellers in Portsea and Portsmouth; and by T. Williams, Stationer's-Court. London, 1805. 58 pages. Original printed buff wrappers. 13.7 x 8.7 cm. Some corners turned; spine expertly repaired; occasional minor staining; else a good copy. The British Library hold copies of the fourth and seventh edition.

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  • A CHILD’S DAY. A Book of Rhymes by Walter De la Mare to pictures by Carine and Will Cadby. by DE LA MARE, Walter.
    DE LA MARE, Walter.
    A CHILD’S DAY. A Book of Rhymes by Walter De la Mare to pictures by Carine and Will Cadby.

    London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1912. 56, [3] pages. Illustrated with 24 mounted black & white reproductions of photographs. Original cloth-backed decorative boards with a mounted pastedown. 250 x 195 mm. First edition. Old corner crease-mark to one plate; covers a little soiled; else a very good copy of a scarce book. See White, Mundane to the Magical, 366.

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