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  • A HORSE BOOK. by TOURTEL, Mary.
    TOURTEL, Mary.
    A HORSE BOOK.

    London: Grant Richards, 1901. 95 pages. 24 colour plates. Original striped green cloth. 128 x 81 mm. First edition. Spine a little darkened, and rubbed slightly at head and heel; name on front free endpaper; else a very good, clean copy.

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  • A HUNDRED TRIPS TO STORYLAND. Illustrated by Hildegard Luprian. by BONNER, Mary Graham.
    BONNER, Mary Graham.
    A HUNDRED TRIPS TO STORYLAND. Illustrated by Hildegard Luprian.

    New York. The Macaulay Company, 1930. 327 pages. Illustrated throughout. Hardback in the original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. The author's own copy, inscribed on front free endpaper: 'Mary Graham Bonner her copy 1930.' Inner joints front and back cracked & holding on webbing; wrapper worn, with some loss to top edges, corners and ends of spine. Else a very good and unique copy.

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  • A KIND LITTLE KITTEN. by GOVEY, Llillian.
    GOVEY, Llillian.
    A KIND LITTLE KITTEN.

    London: Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, No date [circa 1920]. [72] pages, including 12 coloured plates. Original paper-covered boards with a mounted pictorial pastedown to the upper board. 11.8 x 9.7 cm. Some occasional patchy foxing; head of spine a touch worn; else very good.

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  • A NURSERY RHYME
    A NURSERY RHYME

    [London.]: No imprint, Not date [circa 1940]. A board book of 8 stout pages, including covers. Illustrating in colour throughout the nursery rhyme 'Monday's Child.' Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Oblong: 14.5 x 17.5 cm. A fine copy.

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  • A NURSERY RHYME PICTURE BOOK Number Two. With drawings in colour and black and white by L. Leslie Brooke. by BROOKE, Leslie.
    BROOKE, Leslie.
    A NURSERY RHYME PICTURE BOOK Number Two. With drawings in colour and black and white by L. Leslie Brooke.

    London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, No date. 16 full-page coloured plates. Original Paper-covered boards with a mounted pictorial pastedown to the upper panel; original dust-wrapper priced 7/6. Small loss to the pastedown illustration on the front panel of the dust-wrapper; else a fine copy.

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  • (SEWELL, Daisy.)
    A PILGRIMAGE IN FAIRYLAND Told by a Pilgrim There. Fairy Painter Jeannie McConnell.

    London.Privately Printed at The Chiswick press. 1920. [iv], [2], 3-39pp. Illustrated with 10 full-page colour plates, some with multiple images. Original cloth-backed printed grey boards. First edition. Some light spotting; boards a trifle browned; else a very good copy of the scarce first edition.

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  • A REAL BALATON STORY. Etchings by Z. Poharnok and L. Farkas. English by Pal Vajda. by POHARNOK, Z[oltan] and FARKAS, L[idia].
    POHARNOK, Z[oltan] and FARKAS, L[idia].
    A REAL BALATON STORY. Etchings by Z. Poharnok and L. Farkas. English by Pal Vajda.

    1937. [14] leaves, each with a mounted hand-coloured etched leaf, the twelve that form the fairy tale, each signed in pencil by both of the author/illustrators. No imprint or date, but believed to issued by George Vajna & Cie., of Budapest, Hungary, circa 1937. Original cloth with string ties secured with decorative stone or ceramic piece. A small handcoloured title etching is mounted on the front panel. 19.8 x 17 cm. Some light browning to the balnk verso of one leaf and to blank borders of another; else an excellent copy of this charming children’s fairy tale set around Lake Balaton in Hungary.

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  • A SEASIDE HOLIDAY. Poems by Fred. E. Weatherly. Illustrated by G> G. Kilburne, H. M. Bennett, W. Bothams &c. &c. by WEATHERLY, Fred. E.
    WEATHERLY, Fred. E.
    A SEASIDE HOLIDAY. Poems by Fred. E. Weatherly. Illustrated by G> G. Kilburne, H. M. Bennett, W. Bothams &c. &c.

    London: Hildersheimer & Faulkner, No date [circa 1900]. [12] pages. With 5 full-page illustrations. Original pictorial card wrappers. Oblong: 61 x 84 mm. A very nice copy of this miniature gift book.

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  • A STRANGER AT GREEN KNOWE. Illustrated by Peter Boston. by BOSTON, L. M.
    BOSTON, L. M.
    A STRANGER AT GREEN KNOWE. Illustrated by Peter Boston.

    London: Faber and Faber, 1961. 158 pages. Original cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition. No dust-wrapper. Signed in biro by Lucy Boston on the half-title. A very good, clean copy.

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  • A SUMMER HOLIDAY.
    A SUMMER HOLIDAY.

    London: Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co, No date [circa 1900]. [8] leaves, the first and last being blanks pasted to the wrappers as issued. Illustrated in full colour and in sepia. Original full-colour wrappers; the top cut in a dome shape to echo the domed roof of the railway station depicted on the front and rear wrappers. Approx: 250 x 310 mm. A very good copy.

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  • ABC
    ABC

    [London.]: No imprint, Not date [circa 1940]. A board book of 8 stout pages, including covers. Illustrating in colour throughout the letters of the alphabet. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. Oblong: 14.5 x 17.5 cm. A fine copy.

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  • ABC. by VENUS, Sylvia I.
    VENUS, Sylvia I.
    ABC.

    London: R. A. Publishing Co. Ltd, No date (circa 1940's). [16] pages including outer wrappers. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. A near fine copy. Sylvia Venus was perhaps best known for her association with Enid Blyton.

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  • ABC AND ALL THAT. A First Lesson Book for a Baby by Gladys M. Rees. A New Alphabet, Early Lessons and Eighty Nursery Rhymes. by REES, GLADYS, M.
    REES, GLADYS, M.
    ABC AND ALL THAT. A First Lesson Book for a Baby by Gladys M. Rees. A New Alphabet, Early Lessons and Eighty Nursery Rhymes.

    London: Robert Hale Ltd, No date [1948]. 86 pages. Illustrated in colour and in black & white. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; matching dust-wrapper. Quarto. First edition. Wrapper a little worn at edges and corners with a tiny piece missing at one corner; else an excellent copy of a charming book

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  • ABC OF JOLLY JACK.

    London: Gale & Polden Ltd, No date [circa 1916; inscribed 1918]. [16] pages illustrating in colour the letters of the alphabet all with a naval theme. Original cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards, the illustration on the front board signed Edgar G.Holloway. Quarto. Some light brown staining to one page; binding a little rubbed and worn at edges and corners; else a very good copy of a scarce alphabet.

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  • ABC of the WORLD. Dean’s Gold Medal Series No. 18.
    ABC of the WORLD. Dean’s Gold Medal Series No. 18.

    London: Dean & Son, No date [circa 1900/05]. [16] pages the first and last being blanks pasted to the wrappers as issued. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. 311 x 252 mm. Chipped at spine ends and corners; slightly loose; small tipped-in bookplate at end; else a very good copy.

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  • ABOUT SHIPS By Picture Book.

    Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, No date [circa 1940's]. [16] pages. Illustrated in colour throughout. Original pictorial semi-stiff wrappers. Oblong: 22 x 28 cm. Small tear in lower cover; slight wear to edges, corners and spine; else a very good copy of an attractive alphabet.

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  • About ships By piCture Book.
    About ships By piCture Book.

    London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, No date [circa early 1950's]. 16] pages illustrating the letters of the alphabet on a nautical theme in full colour on a black background. Original pictorial wrappers. Oblong: 22x 28 cm. Short tear in lower wrapper; some light signs of wear; else a very good copy.

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  • ADRIENNE AND THE CHALET SCHOOL. by BRENT-DYER, Elinor.
    BRENT-DYER, Elinor.
    ADRIENNE AND THE CHALET SCHOOL.

    Edinburgh/London: W. & R. Chambers, 1965. Original boards; original unprice-clipped pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Slight wear to head of spine of wrapper; else near fine.

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  • AFTER BATH or (if you prefer) The remarkable Case of the Flying Hat. Illustrated by Audrey Pilkington. by WILKINS, Vaughan.
    WILKINS, Vaughan.
    AFTER BATH or (if you prefer) The remarkable Case of the Flying Hat. Illustrated by Audrey Pilkington.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1945. 308 pages. Illustrated in black & white. Original green cloth; original pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo. First edition. Cloth spine a little faded; touch of wear to head of the wrapper’s spine; else a very good, clean copy

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  • AKE AND HIS WORLD. Illustrated by Georgina and Philip Dawson. by MALMBERG, Bertil
    MALMBERG, Bertil
    AKE AND HIS WORLD. Illustrated by Georgina and Philip Dawson.

    London: Robert Hale Limited, 1941. Hardcover. Dust-wrapper. First U. K. edition. Wrapper, which is a little worn, has a chip at the bottom of the spine; else very good.

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