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The Leonards; or, the Cobbler, the Clerk, and the Lawyer. With illustrations.

London: Frederick Warne & Co., n.d. [1874]. Presumed first edition. [iv], 187pp, and a frontis with a tanned guard. Some light foxing, and two early gift inscriptions (one, a prize, and underlined in pencil, is dated January 1875) to front endpaper. All edges gilt. 15.5x10.5cms, in the original binding of green cloth decorated in black and gilt. Firm and clean. Very uncommon. VG.

Price: 40.00


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Knatchbull-Hugessen, The Right Hon. W.H. ( Lord Brabourne); illustrated by Ernest Griset:
Other Stories.

London: Routledge, 1880. First edition. Rather worn copy lacking front free endpaper. (x), 367pp + 6pp adverts, plus the 6 illustrations by Griset. Name on pastedown. Title page and tissue guard browned, striking early name in ink heads p.1, trace of pencil on Contents page; some dog-ear creases and mild foxing and soiling to text, corner stain to plates. Print and paper good, text block and boards firm. Original binding of pictorial brown cloth blocked in black and gold, fairly bright, but some dulling and light soiling. Extremities knocked, joints and spine ends rubbed, ends starting to fray. G+. [nb - this is NOT the same author's 'Ferdinand's Adventure and Other Stories' of 1883, which has 378pp.]

Price: 24.00


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A.E.D.:
The Colston Grange Ghost.

London: SPCK/ S.P.C.K./ Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. [1897?] First or early edition. 92, 4; with a frontis. Contents in good order, with light signs of use. Some tanning to free endpapers, and 1897 prize inscription in ink. In the original binding of black pictorial cloth, rubbed, and with some creasing and puckering of the cloth. Recently refurbished, with a new front pastedown. Juvenile fiction. All firm, a good copy, and very uncommon. VG.

Price: 48.00


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Daskam, Josephine Dodge, illustrated by Bernard J. Rosenmeyer:
The Imp and the Angel.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. First edition. (viii), 168pp, plus 8 plates in monochrome. Upper corners creased at p.5 & p.7. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. In the original pictorial ochre cloth, strikingly blocked in white, blue, black and red: front bright, with one minor mark, spine rather darkened and ends slightly puckered. Very Good+.

Price: 28.00


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Jeanie Lang, with pictures by F.M.B. Blaikie:
The Story of Robert the Bruce. (The Children's Heroes Series.)

London: T.C & E.C. Jack, n.d. (1906). Presumed first edition. viii, 120pp, with a map and 8 colour plates. Front free endpaper missing. Some browning to half title, final page, and some edges. Contents otherwise very good, plates fresh. 5.9 x 4.7 ins, in the original binding of blue cloth ruled and titled in black, with pictorial onlay. Spine ends puckered and scuffed. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 35.00


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illustrated by Arthur Rackham: tales by A.E Bonser, B. Sidney Woolf, and E.S. Buchheim:
The Land of Enchantment.

London: Cassell, 1907. First edition in book form. 144pp, with the tinted guarded frontis and many monochrome illustrations, text and full-page, printed on toned panels. Rubricated prelims. Contents very clean. Slight soiling at one opening. Stories which were originally published in 'Little Folks'. Quarto, 28x21.5cms, in the original binding of smooth pictorial ochre cloth. Firm and clean, with scuffs to corners and puckering of spine ends. It has received a heavy knock to an inch at the top edge of the upper board, which has left a short buckled split: firm, and with no structural implications. Supplied with a clear glassine wrapper. A very nice firm copy. Very Good.
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Price: 85.00


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Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Rip van Winkle.

London: Heinemann, 1910. 6th printing. xii, 62pp, + the 50 unnumbered tipped-in plates (or 51, as one is in two parts); each is mounted recto on green card, with a titled tissue guard, and all except the frontis are bound in after the text. The plates are in fine condition; the title page and several of the text pages have a fair amount of foxing. Green card endpapers, that at the front bearing a 1911 gift inscription. Small quarto, in the original binding of green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Firm, fairly bright, slightly bumped, spine ends professionally refurbished. A very good copy. Very Good+.
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Price: 120.00


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illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Some British Ballads.

London: Constable, n.d. [1919]. First Rackham edition. 10, 170pp, plus the 16 tipped-in tissue-guarded plates mounted on captioned grey card. Grey pictorial endpapers. Moderate foxing to white pages throughout: plates all fine, some guards creased, and some offsetting to facing pages from tissue guards. Closed fore-edge foxed. 1919 gift inscription to first blank leaf (heavily tanned). Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth, decorated and titled in gilt to front and spine. Firm and bright, gilt fresh, joints and extremities professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A very good intact copy. Very Good.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 75.00


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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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Elsie Jeanette Oxenham, illustrated by Percy Tarrant:
The Captain of the Fifth.

London: W. & R. Chambers, 1922. First edition. 336pp, with the four monochrome plates. Surface mark to edge of front endpaper. Contents clean and firm with negligible soiling to a few pages. In the original tan pictorial cloth titled in brown and blocked in green and black: slightly rubbed, and with a small knock to one corner. Very good copy of a rare title. VG+.

Price: 325.00


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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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Robert Louis Stevenson: illustrated by Edmund Dulac:
Treasure Island.

London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Dulac edition. 256pp, with the 12 colour plates and illustrations in the text. Contents immaculate, as new. Slight toning to endpapers. In the original fawn cloth, upper board bordered in gilt, spine with black lettering-piece. Extremely bright and fresh, corners sharp, spine ends puckered, three 2mm foxing spots to closed fore-edge of final pages. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, printed on cream coated stock: this is slightly toned and handled relative to the book, and there have been a few small internal professional tissue repairs, chiefly to the head of the spine, making good small chips and an adjacent closed tear at the heads of the joints, and another to the top edge of the plain back panel. Dulac's design to the front panel is complete and clean, the spine and back panel are slightly soiled, with light scuffing to the joints. An exceptionally fine copy, with the rare dust jacket. Near Fine in very good+ dust-jacket.

Price: 1,400.00


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Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham: introduction by Edward Wagenknecht:
The Chimes. [Signed Limited Edition]

London: Printed by George W. Jones for the Limited Editions Club, 1931. First edition with Rackham illustrations. xxxvi, 129, [1], with Rackhams wild illustrations, and his signature on the limitation page at the back. Copy #109 of 1500. Contents fresh and clean. Two neat bookplates to the pastedown. In the original bevelled tan buckram binding decorated in black and gilt: boards very fresh and bright, gilt-titled spine darkened. Complete with the Rackham-decorated slipcase, professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue: firm, with a soiled patina. A splendid copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: 340.00


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John Ruskin, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The King of the Golden River.

London: Harrap, 1932. First edition with Rackham illustrations. 48pp, with decorative endpapers, illustrations in the text, and the four colour plates: all clean and fresh, with faint foxing to the title page and the upper margin of a few pages, and the faint impression of a pencilled price to the corner of the front endpaper. Closed top edge foxed. The pale yellow card covers are titled and patterned to the front, as is the dust jacket. Both are bright: the covers are clean, the protected jacket very slightly soiled. A very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 100.00


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Tozer, Katharine:
The Wanderings of Mumfie.

London: John Murray, 1935. First edition. (viii), 112pp, + (4) adverts: illustrated throughout by the author, including some plates in colour (pink and blue). Very fresh copy in a slightly worn dust jacket. Ownership name to front free endpaper. Pages very bright, although a slanting light reveals faint puckering to bottom of pages where they were handled, and a few have very minor soiling or one or two foxing spots. A little faint foxing to the closed fore-edge. In the original binding of quarter pink cloth with pictorial boards, very bright and fresh, with a little minor foxing to the front. The protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket is slightly soiled and foxed, and has scuffs and small chips to the extremities; the spine is browned, with an old repair at the foot. Very Good+ in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: 320.00


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Noel Streatfeild: illustrated by D.L. Mays:
Tennis Shoes.

London: Dent, 1937. First edition. 227pp, illustrated. Page block firm, 1940 ownership name to front endpaper. Small mild corner stain to some pages and soiling to a few others. In the original binding of russet cloth, with tennis shoes motif on spine: boards clean, spine a little darkened and rubbed, spine ends softened with one or two tiny nicks. A very good used copy. Good+.

Price: 34.00


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Helen Cory Bliss: illustrated by Aldren A. Watson:
Honourable Goat.

London: Frederick Muller, 1942. First edition. viii, 151pp. Front free endpaper gift inscription from Frederick Muller, the publisher. Contents very clean and fresh. In original binding of beige cloth lettered in red. Bright and firm, spine ends crimped. In protected unclipped pictorial dustjacket: with several internal repairs, spine toned, with small chips to ends. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: 24.00


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Enid Blyton: illustrated by A.E. Bestall [Alfred Bestall]:
The Boy Next Door.

London: Newnes, 1945. Second edition. 184pp, with many illustrations in line. Contents clean and unmarked. Early ownership name to front pastedown. Faint impressions of erased pencil to front free endpaper, and Japanese tissue repairs to endpaper hinges. In the firm original binding of orange-red cloth titled in black. Lower board good, upper board mottled from former damp, plus a couple of pale marks to the lower board; spine has a small indentation near the middle and is puckered at the ends. In the protected unclipped wraparound pictorial dust jacket. The front panel is missing a centimetre near the foot of the spine, and the lower panel has a 9cm-long strip torn from the top edge, max 3cm deep, losing a little from the spine head. These chips (losing only foliage) have been professionally made good with plain paper, a few tears have been repaired, and creases have been smoothed, restoring the whole to an attractive condition. Bestall's setting of the children in the tree has much in common with some of his Rupert Annual covers. A good copy. G in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 165.00


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Hilda Hewett:
Dancing Starlight. [Signed copy]

London: Robert Hale, 1945. First edition. 269pp. Contents in very fresh clean condition. Author's warm signed 1945 inscription to front endpaper. In the original bright red cloth, lettered gilt on spine, and author's gilt 'HH' emblem on the front cover. Very bright and sharp, with compression to 3mm at spine head. In the protected unclipped Kay Ambrose dust jacket: bright and clean, slightly dulled at spine, and top 5mm at spine head scuffed with a small chip. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00


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Monica Edwards: illustrated by Anne Bullen:
Wish for a Pony.

London: Collins, 1947. First edition. 159pp, with many illustrations in line. Contents very clean and in good order: plus (or except that) the illustration on p.13 has been tastefully coloured-in with watercolour (see photo). Minor bubbling to pastedowns. In the original binding of pale green cloth, faded to top and lower edges, and to spine ends; front illustration and spine title in red. In the protected unclipped scarce pictorial dust jacket: there are fine lines from former creases to the top and bottom edges and to the spine, and, affecting the pictorial surface, there are 2cm chips to the head and the foot of the spine, and a smaller one to the front upper corner. The back panel (publishers' list) also has some edge damage, including a couple of closed tears. However, the jacket has been professionally made good, making this an attractive and unusually complete copy of Monica Edwards' first book. in VG dust-jacket

Price: 60.00


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