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  • WINNIE-THE-POOH and the Bees. A pop-up picture book. Adapted by A. Schenk from the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard. by MILNE, A. A.
    MILNE, A. A.
    WINNIE-THE-POOH and the Bees. A pop-up picture book. Adapted by A. Schenk from the original illustrations by E. H. Shepard.

    London: Methuen & Co, No date [1952]. Illustrated with three full-colour pop-ups and illustrations in colour throughout. Original pictorial paper-covered boards with metal spiral spine. 24 x 18.5 cm. A fine copy.

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  • WINNIE-THE-POOH. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. by MILNE, A. A.
    MILNE, A. A.
    WINNIE-THE-POOH. With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1926. Original pictorial full green leather gilt. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark. First edition. A fine clean, fresh copy, with no ownership inscription.

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  • WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN. By Hans Christian Anderson. Translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt. by ANDERSON [sic], Hans Christian.
    ANDERSON [sic], Hans Christian.
    WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN. By Hans Christian Anderson. Translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. [iv], 127pp. Four full-page hand-coloured lithographic plates. Rebound in half calf, gilt over marbled boards. Small octavo. First edition; first issue, with Andersen's name misspelt on the title. Some water-staining to top outer edge of frontis’ and title; some minor damage to corners and edges; but overall a very good copy. Tipped-in between the blank and frontispiece is a presentation slip inscribed: ‘To W. Jerdan Esq. A tribute of friendship and attachment from the author.’ William Jerdan was editor of the Literary Gazette and a fervent admirer of Andersen’s work. It was he, who in November 1846, wrote to Andersen urging him to come to England, and it was Jerdan who did much to…

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    London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. [iv], 127pp. Four full-page hand-coloured lithographic plates. Rebound in half calf, gilt over marbled boards. Small octavo. First edition; first issue, with Andersen's name misspelt on the title. Some water-staining to top outer edge of frontis’ and title; some minor damage to corners and edges; but overall a very good copy. Tipped-in between the blank and frontispiece is a presentation slip inscribed: ‘To W. Jerdan Esq. A tribute of friendship and attachment from the author.’ William Jerdan was editor of the Literary Gazette and a fervent admirer of Andersen’s work. It was he, who in November 1846, wrote to Andersen urging him to come to England, and it was Jerdan who did much to introduce him to members of the literary establishment. Andersen duly arrived in June 1847 to find himself already an established celebrity. This work was originally issued in cloth. The above copy, when purchased by us, had been rebound in the 19th century in half calf, but was in a wretched condition, the binding in pieces and water-damaged. We have attempted to recreate that leather binding, even to the extent of repeating the misspelling of Andersen’s surname. Whilst we are confident that the presentation slip is in Andersen’s hand, we cannot be absolutely certain that it belongs with the book. Despite being tipped into the copy when purchased by us, there is always the possibility that it could have been added to the book sometime later than the year of publication. However, the correction to the spelling of Jerdan’s name does indicate a lack of familiarity with Jerdan by Andersen and suggest that this slip may well have been presented with the book at the time of their first meeting in 1847. Wonderful Stories was the first collection of Andersen’s fairy tales to be translated into English and heralded the beginning of his enormous popularity with children in the United Kingdom.

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  • Wood's Illustrated Present. Uncle John's JACK THE GIANT KILLER.
    Wood's Illustrated Present. Uncle John's JACK THE GIANT KILLER.

    London: J. A. & J. R. Wood, No date [circa 1850's]. Eight leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated with seven coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers. 25 x 17.5 cm. Spine expertly restored; else a very good copy.

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  • YINKA-TU THE YAK. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. by LIDE, Alice Alison.
    LIDE, Alice Alison.
    YINKA-TU THE YAK. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. 63 pages. Illustrated in colour. Original pictorial paper-covered boards.; pictorial dust-wrapper. 4to. First edition. Small rub on endpaper from price sticker on wrapper; some very light wear to wrapper and boards; else an excellent copy.

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  • BLYTON, Enid.
    YOU FUNNY LITTLE NODDY.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. And Pleiades Books, Ltd, No date [1955]. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. First edition. Few short tears in wrapper, but complete and not price-clipped; 'Belongs To' box filled in; else a very good copy wit the correct first edition issue points.

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  • YOUNG HOPEFUL. With illustrations by Charles Robinson R. I. by DUNBAR, Jennie.
    DUNBAR, Jennie.
    YOUNG HOPEFUL. With illustrations by Charles Robinson R. I.

    London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1932. 78 pages. Illustrated with numerous line drawings. Original pictorial blue cloth with black decoration and lettering. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Later Signature and date to endpaper; else an outstanding copy.

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  • YOUTHFUL GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. No. XXV. – One Halfpenny.
    YOUTHFUL GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. No. XXV. – One Halfpenny.

    Alnwick: W. Davison, No date [circa 1825]. 16 pages, including wrappers. Illustrated with eight woodcuts, and a cut to both upper and lower wrapper. 79 x 58 mm. Spine expertly restored; else an excellent copy. Rare. No copy located.

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  • YOUTHFUL SPORTS; or The Pleasures of A Country Fair. For Good Boys and Girls. With beautiful engravings on Wood. Price One Penny.
    YOUTHFUL SPORTS; or The Pleasures of A Country Fair. For Good Boys and Girls. With beautiful engravings on Wood. Price One Penny.

    Otley: W. Walker, No date [circa 1830]. 16 pages including pastedown wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and 6 other woodcuts. Original wrappers with a woodcut to the lower panel. 10.5 x 6.5 cm. A very good copy.

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  • YOUTH’S ENTERTAINING AND INSTRUCTIVE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1759: containing an explanation of all the feasts and fasts appointed to be observed in the liturgy of the Church of England, and all other remarkable days mention'd in the common almanacks : likewise a great variety of little polite stories, tales, fables, rules of life, and other lessons of morality for every day throughout the year.
    YOUTH’S ENTERTAINING AND INSTRUCTIVE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1759: containing an explanation of all the feasts and fasts appointed to be observed in the liturgy of the Church of England, and all other remarkable days mention'd in the common almanacks : likewise a great variety of little polite stories, tales, fables, rules of life, and other lessons of morality for every day throughout the year.

    London: J. Wren, No date [1758]. [160] pages. Contemporary paper-covered boards. 12mo. [in sixes]. Binding very rubbed; front hinge crudely repaired; rear hinge cracked; blank corner torn from one leaf; else a clean copy. Rare. WorldCat list copies in the Opie Collection and the Osborne Library only. A similar work was issued in 1750.

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  • ZEBROLOGY. by REY, H. A. [Hans Augusto Reyersbach]
    REY, H. A. [Hans Augusto Reyersbach]
    ZEBROLOGY.

    London: Chatto & Windus, No date [1938]. [8] pages, each bearing a coloured illustration [ no text, being a wordless story]. Original card covers, the upper pictorial, secured with a red string tie at the spine. Oblong; 17.8 x 23 cm. Contained in the original pictorial envelope. First edition, third impression. Envelope a little worn & torn & lacking flap; else a fine copy. This is the first occasion we have seen a copy with its original envelope. From the library of the illustrator Enix Marx.

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  • ZIMMY THE LION. An Animaland Colour Cartoon Story. by HAND, David.
    HAND, David.
    ZIMMY THE LION. An Animaland Colour Cartoon Story.

    Juvenile Productions Ltd, 1948. Softcover. 16 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original pictorial coloured card covers. : 20.6 x 28 cm. A very good copy.

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  • ZWOLF MIT FER POST. Ein Neujahrsmarchen. Mit 12 farbigen bildern nach Originalen von Professor Berthold Loffler und einer kalendarium fur das jahr 1920. by ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
    ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
    ZWOLF MIT FER POST. Ein Neujahrsmarchen. Mit 12 farbigen bildern nach Originalen von Professor Berthold Loffler und einer kalendarium fur das jahr 1920.

    Wien: Anton Schroll & Co, No date [1919]. [28] pages. Illustrated with 12 colour plates by the celebrated Jugendstil illustrato,r Berthold Loffler. Pictorial paper covered boards. 108 x 95 mm. Inscription on blank verso of title dated 1919. A fine copy of this illustrated calendar for the young.

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  • ÆSOP’S FABLES. With Instructive Morals and Reflections, Abstracted from all Party Considerations. Adapted To All Capacities; and design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence. Containing Two Hundred and Forty Fables, with a Cut Engrav'd on Copper to each Fable. And the Life of Æsop prefixed. by [RICHARDSON, Samuel.]
    [RICHARDSON, Samuel.]
    ÆSOP’S FABLES. With Instructive Morals and Reflections, Abstracted from all Party Considerations. Adapted To All Capacities; and design'd to promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolence. Containing Two Hundred and Forty Fables, with a Cut Engrav'd on Copper to each Fable. And the Life of Æsop prefixed.

    London: Printed By S. Richardson. For T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, I. Hodges I. & I. Rivington. G. Keith & R. Dodsley, [1753]. [2], xxxiv, [2], 192 pages. Engraved vignette of title, and 25 engraved plates, each bearing ten small engravings. Fine twentieth century half red morocco, gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. The last leaf has been strengthened on the outer margin of the verso; the first plate has been restored at the bottom outer corner, where a small piece has been torn away, just affecting the illustration; some light water-staining to the lower portion of the last signature; else an excellent copy of an early edition. The book was first issued by Richardson in…

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    London: Printed By S. Richardson. For T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, I. Hodges I. & I. Rivington. G. Keith & R. Dodsley, [1753]. [2], xxxiv, [2], 192 pages. Engraved vignette of title, and 25 engraved plates, each bearing ten small engravings. Fine twentieth century half red morocco, gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. The last leaf has been strengthened on the outer margin of the verso; the first plate has been restored at the bottom outer corner, where a small piece has been torn away, just affecting the illustration; some light water-staining to the lower portion of the last signature; else an excellent copy of an early edition. The book was first issued by Richardson in 1740, shortly before the publication of his first novel Pamela. The above copy is the third edition, second issue; the Preface, the Life, and the Reflections are all the work of Samuel Richardson. This issue is probably the last edition printed by Richardson as he died in 1761. Early copies in such excellent condition are rare.

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  • ‘FRAID CAT. Pictures and text by L. J. Bridgman. by BRIDGMAN, L[ewis]. J[esse].
    BRIDGMAN, L[ewis]. J[esse].
    ‘FRAID CAT. Pictures and text by L. J. Bridgman.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co, No date [1913]. [64] pages. Illustrated with 30 colour plates. Original paper-covered boards with a full colour mounted pastedown. 168 x 140 mm. Necker 232., but not this edition. Binding a little rubbed; else a very good copy of a very scarce title.

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  • “BILLY BOY,” the ferry boat. by SHIELD, Arnold. and MANN, Bill.
    SHIELD, Arnold. and MANN, Bill.
    “BILLY BOY,” the ferry boat.

    London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1948. [24] pages, of which the title and 9 others have full colour illustrations; the tailpiece is also in full colour, and there are coloured illustrations within the text. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. Oblong: 19 x 25.7 cm. First edition. Wrapper is a little torn at head of spine; else an excellent copy.

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  • “OUT OF THE ARK” Books. by BEAMAN, S. G. Hulme.
    BEAMAN, S. G. Hulme.
    “OUT OF THE ARK” Books.

    London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, No date [1927]. Comprising six books: Grunty the Pig; Ham and the Egg; Jenny the Giraffe; Jimmy the Baby Elephant; Teddy’s New Job; Wally the Kangaroo. Each books is 14 pages, and is illustrated in colour and black & white. Each has full-colour pictorial stapled wrappers. The six contained in the original box with a pictorial pastedown to the lid. Box: 150 x 116 x 15 mm. Box split at one corner; light rusting of staples; else a fine set.

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