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  • 1,000 QUAINT CUTS FROM BOOKS OF OTHER DAYS. Including Amusing Illustrations from Children's Story Books, Fables, Chap-books, Etc., Etc., A Selection of Pictorial Initial Letters & Curious Designs & Ornaments from Original Wooden Blocks belonging to The Leadenhall Press

    London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, [1886]. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 170 pages plus 8 ad's (uncut pages). Black & white illustrations throughout. Blue decorative card covers printed in gilt & black. Measures approximately 24.5 x 19 cm. Re-spined in plain blue paper; Some foxing to endpapers; large bookplate to paste-down front endpaper; cover lightly soiled with slight wear to extremities; rear cover a little marked; else a very good copy.

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  • A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry. by [LEAR, Edward.]
    [LEAR, Edward.]
    A BOOK OF NONSENSE By Derry Down Derry.

    London: T. Mclean, No date [1855].(Inscribed 1856). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial semi-stiff covers, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. ‘There was an old person of Rhodes,’ and ‘There was an old person of Kildaire’ cropped at bottom edges, and some images slightly cropped at upper edge; some foxing; else a very good copy indeed that has been expertly re-backed and re-cased. An early repair to the endpapers has been left so as to retain the original endpapers with the near contemporary inscription. Rare. First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of…

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    London: T. Mclean, No date [1855].(Inscribed 1856). Title and 72 leaves, each printed by lithography on one side only. Original pictorial semi-stiff covers, cloth-backed. Oblong octavo. Second edition. ‘There was an old person of Rhodes,’ and ‘There was an old person of Kildaire’ cropped at bottom edges, and some images slightly cropped at upper edge; some foxing; else a very good copy indeed that has been expertly re-backed and re-cased. An early repair to the endpapers has been left so as to retain the original endpapers with the near contemporary inscription. Rare. First published in 1846 in two volumes, only the first two editions were printed by lithography, wood-engraving being preferred for the third and subsequent editions. Both of the first two editions were small, possibly as few as 250 – 500 copies being printed. Even the third edition only numbered 1000 copies. The binding method for the first two editions was by the ‘perfect’ or gutta-percha method, and copies are often found in a distressed state, most probably lacking their original bindings and usually incomplete. The first two lithographed editions (the first edition and this, the second edition) include three limericks which were suppressed when Routledge issued the 3rd, wood-engraved, edition.

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  • BARFIELD, Margery and others.
    A BOOK OF PLAYS FOR CHILDREN.

    London and Glasgow. Blackie & Son Limited. Hardcover with original pictorial dust-wrapper. 48 pages. Frontispiece in full colour by G. W. Goss, and numerous illustrations throughout printed in black and a range of single colours. Grey cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards. First edition. 4to. Light spotting to endpapers; two sizeable and two minor tears in dust-wrapper, some of which have been sellotaped; else a very good copy.

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  • A FATHER'S GIFT to his Children: Being a short view of the Evidences of the Christian Religion. Adapted to the Understandings of Young Persons, and Presented to his own Family, By a Layman. The Fourth Edition. by [AINSLIE, Robert.].
    [AINSLIE, Robert.].
    A FATHER'S GIFT to his Children: Being a short view of the Evidences of the Christian Religion. Adapted to the Understandings of Young Persons, and Presented to his own Family, By a Layman. The Fourth Edition.

    Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, No date [circa 1820]. 144 pages. Engraved frontispiece and separate engraved title. Bound in full red morocco, elaborately gilded with a design of vine leaves on both upper and lowers panels, and with further gilt decoration to the spine. All edges gilt. Silk marker. 12mo. Some light rubbing to the spine and to the edges of the binding; else a very handsome copy.

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  • A NEW YEAR'S GIFT For Little Masters and Misses. by BEWICK, Thomas.
    BEWICK, Thomas.
    A NEW YEAR'S GIFT For Little Masters and Misses.

    Tokyo: Holp Shuppan, 1981. Hardback. Matching folding box. Printed slipcase. A facsimile edition printed for the Osborne Library.

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  • AESOP'S FABLES.
    AESOP'S FABLES.

    Twelve Illustrations with Fables at back. No imprint or date, but English, circa 1880. Printed envelope containing twelve colour-printed pictorial cards, with fable to the verso. Envelope worn, and lacking one flap; cards very good.

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  • ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. by CARROLL, Lewis.
    CARROLL, Lewis.
    ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel.

    Macmillan and Co, 1866. Second (First Published) Edition. Recently rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red morocco with gilt decoration to match the original cloth binding. All edges gilt. With cloth slipcase. Some very slightly dusty to edges; occasional light foxing; else an unusually clean, fresh copy. The first (‘withdrawn’) edition and the second edition are taller than later printings. Quite often, when rebound, they are found trimmed and re-gilded. This copy has the original gilt edges and has not been trimmed. It remains uncertain how many copies of this edition were printed. The likelihood is that two thousand copies were printed, but it may have been as many as four thousand. The book was actually issued in November 1865,…

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    Macmillan and Co, 1866. Second (First Published) Edition. Recently rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red morocco with gilt decoration to match the original cloth binding. All edges gilt. With cloth slipcase. Some very slightly dusty to edges; occasional light foxing; else an unusually clean, fresh copy. The first (‘withdrawn’) edition and the second edition are taller than later printings. Quite often, when rebound, they are found trimmed and re-gilded. This copy has the original gilt edges and has not been trimmed. It remains uncertain how many copies of this edition were printed. The likelihood is that two thousand copies were printed, but it may have been as many as four thousand. The book was actually issued in November 1865, the same year as the first (‘withdrawn’) edition.

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  • BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. Illustrated by Thomas Maybank. Little Wonder Books (No. 8). by GOLDING, Harry.
    GOLDING, Harry.
    BUBBLE AND SQUEAK. Illustrated by Thomas Maybank. Little Wonder Books (No. 8).

    London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd, No date [circa 1924]. Hardcover. Pictorial dust-wrapper. 96 pages. Illustrated with 24 colour plates. Wrapper a little worn at folds and extremities; else an excellent copy.

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  • HAUFF, William. Freely Adapted and Retold by J.G. Hornstein.
    CARAVAN TALES And Some Others.

    London.Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd. (No Date). [i-iv] v-xvi [1-2] 3- 338pp. plus 6 leaves of advert's. 15 mounted colour illustrations including frontispiece by William Ault; plus black & white portrait of Hauff facing page 10. Original pictorial cloth gilt. t.e.g. Octavo. Cloth a trifle rubbed to extremities. Small inoffensive stain to heel of rear board. Minor wear to extremities. Else an excellent bright copy.

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  • CLEVER BILL. by NICHOLSON. William.
    NICHOLSON. William.
    CLEVER BILL.

    William Heinemann Ltd, No date. [1926]. 23 leaves each printed on rectos only with illustrations and text beneath. Original pictorial boards. Oblong quarto. Original pictorial wrapper. First edition. Just a touch of wear at extremities, else a very good copy in a slightly rubbed wrapper that has a few short tears to the edges. Presentation copy from Nicholson, inscribed in the presentation box on the front fixed endpaper: ‘(For) Prudence Maufe For Christmas 1926 (From) William Nicholson.’ This is a scarce book in first edition - considerably more so than The Pirate Twins - and particularly so in wrapper. Presentation copies are rare.

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  • ENGLISH BATTLEDORE.
    ENGLISH BATTLEDORE.

    Alnwick: W. Davison, No date [circa 1830]. Folded: 130 x 86mm. Open: 130 x 216mm. A nice example of a battledore.

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  • GRISWOLD, Florence.
    HINDU FAIRY TALES Retold for Children.

    London.George G. Harrap & Company Ltd. 1919. [i-iv] 5- 186pp. plus 6pp. adverts to rear. 4 colour plates, including frontispiece, by Helen Jacobs. Original green pictorial boards stamped black. Octavo. First Edition. Some light browning to endpapers; small mark on spine; front board a trifle rubbed to bottom corner. Else a bright excellent copy.

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  • HOLIDAY HOUSE: A Series of Tales. Dedicated to Lady Diana Boyle. by SINCLAIR, Catherine.
    SINCLAIR, Catherine.
    HOLIDAY HOUSE: A Series of Tales. Dedicated to Lady Diana Boyle.

    Edinburgh: William Whyte and Co, 1839. xii, 387[1]pp. Octavo. First edition. Contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards. Some light marking; lacks half-title; bookplate and bibliographical notice pasted to fixed front endpaper; else a very good copy of this rare first edition Only one thousand copies of the first edition were issued; the second thousand (i.e. second edition) being issued in 1839; the text being reset. The third thousand(i.e. third edition), was issued in 1839 illustrated with 6 plates. Holiday House quickly became one the most successful and well-loved children’s novels, being reprinted as late as 1972 by Hamish Hamilton. The first edition has proved an elusive treasure for many collectors of children’s books. For a detailed discussion of…

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    Edinburgh: William Whyte and Co, 1839. xii, 387[1]pp. Octavo. First edition. Contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards. Some light marking; lacks half-title; bookplate and bibliographical notice pasted to fixed front endpaper; else a very good copy of this rare first edition Only one thousand copies of the first edition were issued; the second thousand (i.e. second edition) being issued in 1839; the text being reset. The third thousand(i.e. third edition), was issued in 1839 illustrated with 6 plates. Holiday House quickly became one the most successful and well-loved children’s novels, being reprinted as late as 1972 by Hamish Hamilton. The first edition has proved an elusive treasure for many collectors of children’s books. For a detailed discussion of its publishing history see Alderson & Moon, Childhood Re-Collected Appendix II.

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  • JAMES, Mrs. T. H. & CHAMBERLAIN, B. H.
    Japanese Fairy Tale Series. Numbers 1 - 16 bound in four volumes.

    London: Griffth Farran & Co, No Date [circa 1895-1900]. The first sixteen titles of this series printed on crepe paper, beginning with MOMOTARO and ending with THE WOODEN BOWL. The set bound in green cloth, gilt. Each endpaper with a gift inscription dated 1902. Front inner joint of volume 1 just cracking; else a very handsome set. The 16 titles are; Momotaro; Tongue Cut Sparrow; Battle of the Monkey and the Crab; The Old Man who made the Dead Trees Blossom; Kach-Kachi Mountain; The Mouses's Wedding; The Old man and the Devils; The Fisher-Boy Urashima; The Serpent with Eight Heads; The Matsuyama Mirror; The Hare of Inaba; The Cub's Triumph; The Silly Jelly-Fish; The Princes Fire-Flash & Fire-Fade; My Lord Bag-O'-Rice; The Wooden Bowl.

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  • MY OWN BOOK OF PICTURES. Mrs Strang's Play Books. The Unbreakable Books.
    MY OWN BOOK OF PICTURES. Mrs Strang's Play Books. The Unbreakable Books.

    Oxford.Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press. Undated. [8]pp. Illustrated in colour throughout by a number of illustrators, including Millicent Sowerby and Anne Andersen. Original pictorial boards. Fore-edges green; spine edges red. 15 x 14.5cms. Board edges a little rubbed; rear board a trifle soiled with some wear to extremities; margins rubbed and marked throughout; else a very good copy.

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  • MY PICTURE PLAY BOOK. Mrs Strang's Play Books. The Unbreakable Books.
    MY PICTURE PLAY BOOK. Mrs Strang's Play Books. The Unbreakable Books.

    Oxford.Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press. Undated. [8]pp. Illustrated in colour throughout by a number of illustrators including Cecil Aldin and Millicent Sowerby. Original pictorial boards. Fore-edges green; spine edges red. 15 x 14.5cms. Board edges a little rubbed; top corner of front board is a little water-stained; rear board a trifle soiled with some wear to extremities; margins rubbed and marked throughout; small bookseller's label to lower edge of inside front cover; else a very good copy.

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  • Skelt's Juvenile Drama. JACOB FAITHFUL. A Drama, In Three Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.
    Skelt's Juvenile Drama. JACOB FAITHFUL. A Drama, In Three Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.

    London. Printed and Published by M. & M. Skelt, at his wholesale theatrical warehouse, 11, Swan Street, Minories. Sold by all Theatrical Book and Print Sellers in Town and C No date [circa 1840's]. Softcover. Engraved frontispiece and 20 pages. Original printed wrappers. 15. 3 x 9.6 cm's. A very good copy. Circa 1840.

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  • Skelt's Juvenile Drama. MARY, THE MAID OF THE INN A Drama, In Two Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.
    Skelt's Juvenile Drama. MARY, THE MAID OF THE INN A Drama, In Two Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.

    London. Printed and Published by M. & B. Skelt, at his wholesale theatrical warehouse, 11, Swan Street, Minories. Sold by all Theatrical Book and Print Sellers in Town and C No date [circa 1840's]. Softcover. Engraved frontispiece and 18 pages. Original printed wrappers. 15. 3 x 9.6 cm's. A very good copy. Circa 1840.

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  • Skelts' Juvenile Drama. THE FALLS OF CLYDE. A Drama, In Two Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.
    Skelts' Juvenile Drama. THE FALLS OF CLYDE. A Drama, In Two Acts. written expressly for, and adapted only to Skelt's Characters & Scenes in the same.

    London. Printed and Published by M. & M. Skelt, at his wholesale theatrical warehouse, 11, Swan Street, Minories. Sold by all Theatrical Book and Print Sellers in Town and C No date [circa 1840's]. Softcover. Engraved frontispiece and 20 pages. Original printed wrappers. 15. 3 x 9.6 cm's. A very good copy. Circa 1840.

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  • THE DANDY COMIC No. 302 – Sep. 29th, 1945.
    THE DANDY COMIC No. 302 – Sep. 29th, 1945.

    London: D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd, 1945. Some light wear to spine where disbound from a collection; else an excellent complete copy of this classic comic.

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