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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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  • 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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  • VALENTINE AND ORSON. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series. Price Six pence; or mounted on linen, One Shilling. by CRANE, Walter.
    CRANE, Walter.
    VALENTINE AND ORSON. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series. Price Six pence; or mounted on linen, One Shilling.

    London: George Routledge & Sons, No date [circa 1874]. [8] leaves, the first and last mounted as pastedowns to the wrappers, each with an illustration in full colour with inset verse. Original pictorial series wrappers. 24.5 x 18.7 cm. Spine expertly restored; else a very good/fine copy

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  • VELVET PAWS. English Version by Mary Lee Theobald. by BOHATTTA, Ida.
    BOHATTTA, Ida.
    VELVET PAWS. English Version by Mary Lee Theobald.

    New York: Ars Edition, 1981. [18] pages. Illustrated with 8 colour illustrations and some in black & white within the text. Original pictorial boards. 148 x 120 mm. First edition. A fine copy. .

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  • LANKESTER BRISLEY Joyce.
    VERDERE VERHAALTJES VAN MILLY -MOLLY MANDY.

    Amersfoort.P. Dz. Veen. [1936]. [i-vi], 7-99pp. Profusely illustrated in black & white throughout. Original pictorial boards, and pictorial dust wrapper. Authors' own copy, containing publisher's invitation to book reading by author. Some browning to endpapers; else an excellent bright copy of a very scarce book.

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  • VICTORIA AND THE GOLDEN BIRD. by BAYNES, Pauline Diana.
    BAYNES, Pauline Diana.
    VICTORIA AND THE GOLDEN BIRD.

    London & Glasgow: Blackie and Son Limited. [Chandos Place address.], No date [1948]. [30] pages. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Original dust-wrapper with ‘5/-‘ price on flap. Quarto. First edition. Dust-wrapper chipped at head; very light spotting to paste-downs and title; else an excellent copy of this scarce title.

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  • VIEWS OF THE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS IN LONDON, With an Account of the Curiosities they contain. For the Juvenile; or Child’s Library.
    VIEWS OF THE PRINCIPAL BUILDINGS IN LONDON, With an Account of the Curiosities they contain. For the Juvenile; or Child’s Library.

    London: John Marshall. No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow-Lane, Cheapside, (1800.). 2 volumes. Volume 1: 72 pages. 10 full-page engraved views. Volume 2: 60 pages. 5 engraved views. Original paper-covered boards with mounted and shaped paper labels to both upper and lower covers. Spines expertly repaired; else excellent examples of these rare little volumes. The Juvenile; or Child’s Library, is one of the rarest and most ambitious boxed libraries fashionable at this time. It contained 21 volumes in all. All of the titles could be purchased separately.

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