- Tag = 19th Century Children's Books
WHAT BECAME OF THEM? Pictured by A. M. Lockyer.
London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, No date [circa 1880s]. Cover title: WHAT BECAME OF THEM? And THE CONCEITED LITTLE PIG By G. Boare.  pages. Illustrated throughout. Original pictorial card covers. Oblong: 127 x 189 mm. A fine copy85. 00.More details Price: £85.00
WHAT THE BLACKBIRD SAID. A Story in Four Chirps. By Mrs. Frederick Locker. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1881. [viii], 88 pages. Illustrated in Black & white. Original pictorial cloth gilt. Quarto: 215 x173 mm. First edition. Slight wear to head & heel of spine and corners of boards, and a tiny split in the middle of the spine [4 mm [1/4 inch]]; front inner joint showing signs of cracking; else very good.More details Price: £95.00
WHAT WE SEE IN THE COUNTRY. By the Author of “Chickseed without Chickweed,” “Plain Things for Little Folks,” “Early Seeds,” “Papa’s Stories,” &c. &c. &c.
London: Darton & Co, 1852. 63 pages. With 8 hand-coloured engravings by Barfoot. Original flexible cloth gilt covers. 133 x 95mm. First edition. Spine worn at head & heel with small loss of cloth; cracked between frontispiece and title; else very good. Scarce. Not listed in Darton. Mary Leathley was a prolific author of books for children. She wrote over a hundred titles.
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].  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.More details Price: £295.00
William and George. THE RICH BOY AND THE POOR BOY; or, A Contented Mind is the Best Feast. Adorned with Cuts.
Wellington: Printed by F. Houlston and Son. Price One Penny. No date [circa 1830].  pages, the first and last being blanks pasted to the wrappers as issued. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece and five woodcuts within the text, and a tailpiece. Original printed wrappers. 105 x 65 mm. A fine copy.
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
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
WORDSWORTH’S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG. With fifty illustrations by John Macwhirter and John Pettie, and a vignette by J. E. Millais. Engraved by Dalziel Brothers.
London: Alexander Strahan & Co, 1863. 92, 10 ad’s [dated December, 1862], pages. Original blind-stamped bevelled cloth with three mounted pictorial pastedowns to the upper panel. 192 x 148 mm. First edition thus. Board a little rubbed; small bookplate; else a very good copy.More details Price: £85.00
YE BOOKE of OLDEN TIME BALLADES & NURSERY RHYMES. Music by Joseph S. Moorat. Paul Woodroffe Designing it.
No imprint or date, but London, circa 1895.  pages of music and Illustrations. Original Quarter binding of brown cloth with cream paper over boards. Both covers with title, illustrator and composer printed in green and yellow on silk. Yellow silk register. Yellow patterned endpapers. All edges gilt. Oblong: 275 x 338 mm. First edition. Bookplate to front pastedown. Some wear to silk, with slight loss. Else a very good copy of a very scarce book.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
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.