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  • WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY. Aunt Mavor’s Toy Books. Price Sixpence. Or Mounted on Linen, One Shilling.
    WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY. Aunt Mavor’s Toy Books. Price Sixpence. Or Mounted on Linen, One Shilling.

    London: George Routledge and Sons, No date [circa 1870]. [16] pages. Illustrated with 8 colour plates. Original pictorial wrappers. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. Front wrapper a little worn at fore-edge and corners; spine restored at some time; gift inscription for 1870 on front cover; else a very good copy. Possibly a variant of Necker 2185.

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  • WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. By A. A. Milne With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. by MILNE, A. A.
    MILNE, A. A.
    WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. By A. A. Milne With Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1924. X, [2], 100 pages. Original pictorial blue cloth, gilt. Top edge gilt. Octavo. First edition. Second issue with the 'Contents' page numbered ix. Spine faded and worn at head & heel; two neat names on endpaper; light spotting to endpapers; else a very good copy.

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  • WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. With Decorations by E. H. Shepard. by MILNE, A. A.
    MILNE, A. A.
    WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. With Decorations by E. H. Shepard.

    London: Methuen Children's Books, 1974. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. Number 172 of a limited edition of 300 copies signed by Christopher Milne. Original blue pictorial morocco, gilt. All edges gilt. First edition thus. Very slight fading of spine; else a very good copy.

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  • WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. With decorations by Ernest Shepard. by MILNE, A. A.
    MILNE, A. A.
    WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG. With decorations by Ernest Shepard.

    London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, July 1925. Tenth edition. (But the second issue in a de-luxe binding.) Original pictorial full red leather gilt. a.e.g. Silk book-marker. Ownership inscription on half title [1927]; else a fine copy. The first issue of the de-luxe binding was the seventh edition of the same year.

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  • WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS. Illustrated by Honour C. Appleton. by MILLS, Clifford.
    MILLS, Clifford.
    WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS. Illustrated by Honour C. Appleton.

    London: George G., Harrap, 1932. 256 pages. New and revised edition. Illustrated with a coloured frontispiece and black & white chapter headings. Original pictorial cloth. Original dust-wrapper. First edition with the Appleton illustrations. A fine copy with just a little browning to the endpapers. .

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  • WHITE MOUSE AND BROWN MOUSE. by HARGRAVE, John.
    HARGRAVE, John.
    WHITE MOUSE AND BROWN MOUSE.

    London: Dean and Son, No date [inscribed 1820]. 40 pages, including 4 colour plates by Ethel K. Burgess. There are numerous line drawings within the text. Original card covers with a mounted pictorial pastedown. Dean's Pixie Series. No. 6.

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  • WILL YOU COME AS WELL? With many illustrations by Treyer Evans. by INCHFAWN, Fay.
    INCHFAWN, Fay.
    WILL YOU COME AS WELL? With many illustrations by Treyer Evans.

    London: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1931. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. Original green cloth gilt. Top edge gilt. Octavo. First edition. A very good copy.

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  • CROMPTON, Richmal.
    WILLIAM AND THE MASKED RANGER. Illustrated by Henry Ford.

    London.George Newes Limited. 1966. 176pp. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Original green boards, gilt. Original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. A near fine copy in a like unprice-clipped wrapper.

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  • WILLIAM. Illustrated by Thomas Henry. by CROMPTON, Richmal.
    CROMPTON, Richmal.
    WILLIAM. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.

    London: George Newnes Limited, 1965. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. Octavo. First issue of this "abridged" edition. Wrapper a little worn at head of spine; small biro scribble on rear panel; else a very good copy.

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  • NEWTON. J. H.
    WILLIAM TELL; The Hero of Switzerland. An Historical Romance. Illustrated with numerous engravings.

    London.George Peirce. No date. (1841). [ii], [1], 2-221, [1]pp. Bound from 28 parts. Wood-engraved frontispiece; title set within decorative border. Two full-page engravings (one of which is steel-engraved), and numerous wood-engravings throughout. Contemporary half leather gilt. Quarto. Lacking front free endpaper; small rub on one page with the loss of some letters where something has adhered to the blank recto of the steel-engraved plate (Text easily deciphered!); some spotting and marking; binding rubbed and worn; but firm. A good plus copy.

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  • WINNIE THE POOH. With colour illustrations by E. H. Shepard. by MILNE, A.A.
    MILNE, A.A.
    WINNIE THE POOH. With colour illustrations by E. H. Shepard.

    Methuen Children’s Books, 1973. Illustrated throughout in colour. Hand bound by Zaehnsdorf in full pictorial morocco, stamped in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Contained in a pictorial cloth and paper slipcase. Limited edition of 300 copies numbered and signed by Shepard, of which this is number 202. First edition thus. A fine copy.

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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 cloth gilt. Octavo. Top edge gilt. First edition. A very nice 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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  • 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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