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[Compiled by William Darton, rewritten by Ann and Jane Taylor and illustrated and engraved by Isaac Taylor, jr.]:
City Scenes, or a Peep into London. [Hand-coloured]

London: Harvey & Darton, 1828. 79pp, preceded by the decorative title page, and with the 84 illustrations (numbered to 87) on 28 plates, as called for. There are descriptions or explanations of each illustration, often cautionary, and with some verse, written for children. Title and plates in this copy are made greatly more characterful and attractive by having been hand-coloured (except illustrations 73-78). Many of the plates, though bright, are thumbed and soiled, with damage to a few corners. Pages generally clean, though a few have some minor soiling. 1887 gift inscription to front pastedown. New (yellow) free endpapers. In the original binding of brown cloth, rebacked and firm, with the original spine relaid; boards decorated with curlicues in blind, front also bears an armorial title in gilt: spine title rubbed. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 480.00


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The New Temperance Primer.

London: Printed at the Catnach Press by W.S. Fortey, n.d. [?1870-1885?]. First or early edition. Chapbook, 8pp, 25x18.5cms, illustrated with cuts. Includes: [The] Drunkard's Looking Glass, The Tree of Dissipation, Close the Alehouse Door, alphabet rhymes, Good Drinks for Good Children, The Life of a Drunkard, The Drunkard's Dream, The Drunkard's Catechism, and several untitled verses. Vertical and horizontal creases from former folding. Frayed edges professionally made good: legible, viable and complete, and sewn into paper wrappers. [Appears to precede the copies of this title listed on Copac, which also comprise 8pp, but are published from Fortey's Juvenile Book Warehouse, with supposed date c.1890: whereas Catnach Press publications, such as this, are thought to be c.1860-1885. Of the several poems in the present copy, none is titled "An Interesting Picture of Drunkenness", which is referred to in the catalogue data of the later edition: so the text here may differ considerably from that of the later copies.] Extremely scarce: good copy. Very Good.

Price: 140.00


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[Cadbury's]:
Another Adventure of Elsie and the Bunny.

[Bourneville]: [Cadbury Ltd], n.d. [1920s]. First edition. 24pp (including covers), illustrated in colour throughout. Stapled booklet 147x109mm. Staples rusted but firm. Clean and well-kept copy, with foxing to covers and the immediately adjacent pages. Sequel to Elsie and the Bunny, with the Bunny showing her all the improvements to the chocolate factory since her last visit. Very nice period piece. VG.

Price: 28.00


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Founded by Sir Robert Baden-Powell:
The Scout. Volume XVII for 1922. August 1921 - July 1922.

C. Arthur Pearson, 1921, 1922. Original edition. 4 (index), 1104pp. Packed with articles, stories, illustrations and advertisements. Pages in good order and unmarked, with some toning and occasional minor soiling or offsetting. Quarto, 11.5 x 8.5ins, recased in the original binding of red pictorial cloth. In very clean, firm condition, slightly rubbed. Lovely copy. Very Good.
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Price: 95.00


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Gladys M. Spratt:
Little Embroidery Book [cover title: Little Book of Embroidery].

London: Girl's Own Paper Offices, n.d. [1930s]. Presumed first and only edition. 48pp, illustrated. Contents very clean with new matching endpapers. 167x121mm, in the original paper-covered boards, with plain back and attractive pictorial front, and a new cloth spine. A few minor marks to upper board, and slight wear to corners. Very nice copy. Scarce. Very Good.

Price: 75.00


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