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  • TOPSY-TURVY LAND. By May Byron. Illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick. by BYRON, May.
    BYRON, May.
    TOPSY-TURVY LAND. By May Byron. Illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick.

    London: Humphrey Milford, No date [1908]. [50] leaves. Coloured title and 24 coloured illustrations, plus many black & white vignettes. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. Binding: 11.8 x 9.8 cm. A fine copy.

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  • GENDEL, Evelyn.
    TORTOISE AND TURTLE Drawings by Hilary Knight.

    New York.Simon and Schuster. 1960. Not paged. [63pp]. Illustrated in black & white throughout. Green calf gilt. Green marbled endpapers. t.e.g. Quarto. First Edition. Specially bound presentation copy from publisher to Author inscribed; 'December 16, 1960 To dear Evelyn - With love and pride from her publisher and friend - Bob'. Rebacked; some wear to extremities of boards. Else a very good copy.

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  • TOY ANIMAL A.B.C. No 212. Dean’s Rag Books. by [CASH, Stavert Johnstone.]
    [CASH, Stavert Johnstone.]
    TOY ANIMAL A.B.C. No 212. Dean’s Rag Books.

    London: Dean’s Rag Book Co., Ltd, No date [circa 1919]. [10] pages. 182 x 161 mm. A fine copy from the Dean archive. This title is a reissue of No. 166., but with a new cover design.

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  • BEAUMONT, Cyril. W.
    TOYS. Rhymes by Cyril W. Beaumont. Decorations by Eileen Mayo.

    London: C. W. Beaumont, 1930. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. Octavo. 48, [1], [1 ad'] pages. Illustrated in colour and in line throughout. First edition. Cloth covers have some light patching; else an excellent copy in a fine wrapper. A delightful alphabet.

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  • TREASURE ISLAND. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder. by STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis.
    TREASURE ISLAND. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder.

    London: Humphrey Milford, 1929. 260 pages. Illustrated with 12 colour plates and some black & white vignettes by Rowland Hilder, and a map. Original pictorial cloth gilt. Top edge gilt. Original dust-wrapper and slipcase. Dust-wrapper has a couple of short tears in the lower panel; the slipcase is bumped and splitting, but complete. The book itself is near fine.

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  • MEGGENDORFER, Lothar.
    TRICKS OF NAUGHTY BOYS. A Series of Amusing Transformation Scenes.

    London: H. Grevel & Co, No date [1900]. [10] pages of letterpress, many with black & white illustrations, and six color moveable full-page plates operated by tabs. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. 355 x 255 mm. Some light spotting and smiling; tear to the first moveable plate adjacent to the pull tab, and two short closed tears to the fore-edge; neat name on front pastedown; covers a little worn at corners and lightly spoiled; else a very good copy of one of the scarcer titles.

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  • TRUFFLE EATER. By Oistros. Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures. by (WOLFE, Humbert.)
    (WOLFE, Humbert.)
    TRUFFLE EATER. By Oistros. Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures.

    London: Arthur Barker, Ltd, No date. (1933). 19 leaves printed on one side only. Illustrated with vignette to title and numerous illustrations throughout in line by Archibald Louis Charles Savory. Original cream boards; pictorial upper cover illustrated in brown with blue lettering. Large 8vo. First edition. Covers a little dust-soiled; head & heel of spine a little worn; else a very good and important copy of this anti-Nazi Struwwelpeter parody. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ‘To Marjorie Cold [?] with love from the illustrator of these vitriolic pages A Savory. Oct. 1933.’ Presentation copies are rare. Savoury also illustrated another book by Humbert Wolfe, called Stings and Wings, published in 1935, and wrote…

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    London: Arthur Barker, Ltd, No date. (1933). 19 leaves printed on one side only. Illustrated with vignette to title and numerous illustrations throughout in line by Archibald Louis Charles Savory. Original cream boards; pictorial upper cover illustrated in brown with blue lettering. Large 8vo. First edition. Covers a little dust-soiled; head & heel of spine a little worn; else a very good and important copy of this anti-Nazi Struwwelpeter parody. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ‘To Marjorie Cold [?] with love from the illustrator of these vitriolic pages A Savory. Oct. 1933.’ Presentation copies are rare. Savoury also illustrated another book by Humbert Wolfe, called Stings and Wings, published in 1935, and wrote and illustrated a book entirely of his own creation entitled, 'The Brighter Side of Cricket, in 1933. Baumgartner II.18.

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  • TRUFFLE EATER. By Oistros. Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures. by (WOLFE, Humbert.)
    (WOLFE, Humbert.)
    TRUFFLE EATER. By Oistros. Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures.

    London: Arthur Barker, Ltd, No date. (1933). 19 leaves printed on one side only. Illustrated with a vignette to title, and numerous illustrations throughout in line by Archibald Louis Charles Savory. Original pale yellow boards; pictorial upper cover illustrated in brown with blue lettering. Large 8vo. First edition. Covers a little dust-soiled; head & heel of spine a little worn; else a very good and important copy of this anti-Nazi Struwwelpeter parody. Savoury also illustrated another book by Humbert Wolfe, called Stings and Wings, published in 1935, and wrote and illustrated a book entirelt of his own creation entitled, 'The Brighter Side of Cricket, in 1933. Baumgartner II.18.

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  • LEMAN, Martin.
    TWELVE CATS For Christmas.

    London: Pelham Books, 1982. Hardback. First edition. Just a touch of wear to corners; else a very good copy. Signed dated [82] on tile by Martin Leman.

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  • Two small wooden jigsaws contained in the original box
    Two small wooden jigsaws contained in the original box

    No date. [Circa 1900/1910]. Two small wooden jigsaws contained in the original box. Two chromolithographs mounted on wood and cut so as to form jigsaws, contained in the original cardboard box. Each jigsaw is 15 x 11.5 cm. The key sheet for one is mounted as the box lid, the other key sheet is loose with in the box. No publisher or date, but probably of German origin, circa 1900/1910. Stamped shop details of, 'A. Le Cheminant, Commercial Arcade, Guernsey,' to inside of lid and to base of box. Box is a little rubbed at edges; else all is in very good condition.

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  • UN INCORRIGIBLE MINET.
    UN INCORRIGIBLE MINET.

    Paris: Hachette et Cie, No date [1904-10]. 24 pages illustrated by Alice Hanslip. 115 x 78 mm. A French issue of A Naughty Pussie. Dean’s 1/- Patent Rag Books Dwarf Series. Some spotting to covers, else an excellent copy of a very scarce title; this copy from the Dean archive with its loosely laid in advert’ slip still present.

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  • Uncle Buncles GOOD LITTLE BOY. Price Sixpence.
    Uncle Buncles GOOD LITTLE BOY. Price Sixpence.

    London: Dean & Munday, No date[ 1840's]. [16] pages, the first and last pasted to the wrappers as issued. Illustrated with 7 full-page hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers. 20 x 16 cm. Spine expertly repaired; else an excellent copy.

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  • Uncle Heart's-Ease Series. JOHNNY GILPIN.
    Uncle Heart's-Ease Series. JOHNNY GILPIN.

    London: Dean & Son, 1853. 8 leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers, with ad's to the lower panel. 24 x 17 cm. Little worn at corners; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy.

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  • Uncle Heart's-Ease Series. THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN.
    Uncle Heart's-Ease Series. THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN.

    London: Dean & Son, 1853. 8 leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers, with ad's to the lower panel. 24.5 x 16.7 cm. Little worn at corners; spine expertly restored; little stained her & there throughout; else a very good copy.

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  • Uncle Joseph's PRETTY STORIES ABOUT THE CAMEL.
    Uncle Joseph's PRETTY STORIES ABOUT THE CAMEL.

    New-York: J. Q. Preble, No date [circa late 1840's]. [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text. Original printed wrappers. 26.7 x 17.3 cm. A very good copy.

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  • UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Adapted for Young Persons. With eight illustrations. by CROWE, Mrs.
    CROWE, Mrs.
    UNCLE TOM'S CABIN. Adapted for Young Persons. With eight illustrations.

    London: George Routledge and Co, 1853. 8 [ad's], engraved frontispiece, [4], 404, 32 [ad's] pages. 8 engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. 16.8 x 11.5 cm. First edition. And adaptation for young readers of Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous work, first published in 1852. Some blotching of the cloth; slight wear to the binding; but a very good copy of this scarce adaptation for children.

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  • UNDER THE WILLOW TREE. And other Stories. Translated by H. W. Dulcken. Illustrated with fourteen pictures. The Hans Andersen Library for the Young. by ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
    ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
    UNDER THE WILLOW TREE. And other Stories. Translated by H. W. Dulcken. Illustrated with fourteen pictures. The Hans Andersen Library for the Young.

    London: George Routledge and Sons, No date [circa 1870's]. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 118, [6 ad's] pages. Colour frontispiece. Original decorative blue cloth, gilt. Fcap octavo. Ownership name: 'Royal Victoria Hospital' on front endpaper; else a very good copy.

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  • UNE POULE SUR UN MUR. No. 5. Editions des artists [Georges Houyoux]. Collections “Pomme D’Api”. by IVANOVSKY, Elisabeth.
    IVANOVSKY, Elisabeth.
    UNE POULE SUR UN MUR. No. 5. Editions des artists [Georges Houyoux]. Collections “Pomme D’Api”.

    Printed in Belgium: No date, but between 1941 and 1946. Text by Rene Meurant, illustrations by Elisabeth Ivanovsky. [12] pages including outer wrappers. 82 x 65 mm. A very good copy from this series of 24 titles.

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  • [MOORE, Clement, Clarke.]
    UNE VISITE DU PÈRE NOËL. [Illustrated by Evelyn Gladys Hall.]

    Paris: Hachette et Cie. [Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd.], Undated [circa 1908]. [14] pages, including covers. 21.3 x 17.6 cm. Very light soiling to covers, else excellent. A French edition of Moore's celebrated, 'The Night Before Christmas.' Very scarce. The U.K. edition, from which this French issue was taken, was number 63 in the series.

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  • VADERLANDSH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd. by [SWILDENS, J. H.]
    [SWILDENS, J. H.]
    VADERLANDSH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd.

    Amsterdam: W. Holtrop, 1781. [18] leaves; 3 - 58, [2 ad’s] pages. Engraved title; engraved pages of alphabets; 27 half-page engraved plates to scenes from Dutch history and daily life designed to illustrate the letters of the alphabet [there are two plates for ‘G’]; four other engraved plates. The engravings by L. Brasser, N. van der Meer, C. Brouwer, L. Brasser, C. Bogerts. B. de Bakker, J. Condet, and H. Numan after designs by the author in collaboration with P. Wagenaar den Jongen. Recent full calf. 12mo. First edition. A very good copy of a justly famous children’s primer

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