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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.More details Price: £18.00
WILLIAM TELL; The Hero of Switzerland. An Historical Romance. Illustrated with numerous engravings.
London.George Peirce. No date. (1841). [ii], , 2-221, 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.More details Price: £53.00
WINDMILL LAND. Dean’s 1/- Patent Rag Book Series.
London: Dean’s Rag Book Co., Ltd, No date [1914-1919]. 10 pages. Illustrated in colour by Richard James Williams. Oblong: 140 x 222 mm. Some very slight browning; else a fine copy from the Dean archive with the original paper advert’ slip still loosely laid in. See Cope, page 84.More details Price: £225.00
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.More details Price: £1,495.00
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 . 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.More details Price: £225.00
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.More details Price: £1,900.00
WINTER EVENINGS’ DIVERSIONS for Youth; Being a collection of games and forfeits, partly original, and partly translated from the French. By Mr. Estcourt.
London: B. Crosby and Co, 1811. Price One Shilling. , 104 pages. The verso of the title is a booklist. Recent quarter tan sheep gilt over marbled boards. 140 x 90 mm. Some spotting throughout; two blank corners lost; else a very good copy of a rare compilation of twelve games of forfeits, including ‘Cupid Comes,’ ‘The Capuchin.’ ‘The Stool of Repentance,’ The Poor Soldier,’ and ‘What’s the price of Barley.’ Rare. Library Hub and Worldcat records one copy only of any edition, it being the second edition of 1808, held by the British Library.More details Price: £395.00
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…(more)
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.(less)More details Price: £5,400.00
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.More details Price: £250.00
Ye Interestynge Stories of CINDERELLA and ye lyttel Glass Slyppere.
Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, No date [circa 1870]. The Royal Illuminated Legends Gorgeously Illuminated, after the Mediaeval manner, in Colours and Gold, by Marcus Ward, Illuminator to the Queen.  leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers as issued, of which two bear music composed by Hobson Carroll, two bear text, and six bear full-colour illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Oblong: 188 x 278 mm. Short tear in blank margin of one text leaf; spine expertly repaired; gift inscription in pencil for Xmas 1871 in the blank margin of page one; else a very good copy.More details Price: £120.00
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.More details Price: £40.00
YOU FUNNY LITTLE NODDY.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. And Pleiades Books, Ltd, No date . 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.More details Price: £38.00
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.More details Price: £45.00
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.More details Price: £340.00
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.More details Price: £110.00
London: Chatto & Windus, No date .  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.More details Price: £175.00
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 .  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.More details Price: £300.00
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, . , xxxiv, , 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…(more)
London: Printed By S. Richardson. For T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, I. Hodges I. & I. Rivington. G. Keith & R. Dodsley, . , xxxiv, , 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.(less)More details Price: £675.00