Results

  • Topic: Children's:

Matches 1-20 of 74

John Webster and Ian McCullough:
Zeeb and the Martians. No.1 of the Martian Books.

Stafford: The Golden Acorn Publishing Co. Ltd., 1979. First edition. [32]-page stapled story booklet, including 15 full-page colour illustrations. 14x16cms in pictorial card cover. Contents clean and unmarked, covers have faint soiling and minimal edge scuffs, and back cover has some crayon marks. Spin-off from Cadbury's Smash TV adverts of the period. A good copy. VG.

Price: 20.00


more info
add to cart
Marmaduke Multiply's Merry Method of Making Minor Mathematicians: or, the Multiplication Table, illustrated by Sixty-Nine appropriate engravings.

London: J. Harris and Son, n.d. [c.1825]. Early edition. The title page, followed by the 69 hand-coloured stipple engravings in facing pairs. Some soiling or toning up to p.10, thereafter generally clean. The missing blank corner of the last page has been made good. 1848 ownership name to the front pastedown, with a subsequent gift inscription. 13x10cms, in a new binding of quarter calf with marbled boards and new back endpapers. Title first published in 1817 (some engravings are dated 1816 or 1817): the paper here [p.31] is watermarked 1825. A very nice complete copy. Very Good+.

Price: 450.00


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
Alice's New Book. And Other Tales. With Forty-Seven Page Illustrations.

London: Frederick Warne, 'Now and Then' Juvenile series (New York: Scribner, Welford and Armstrong), [c.1875] 96pp. At each opening there is a short tale in large print, facing the picture which illustrates it. Many of the images are striking, and many of the stories are intriguing, whether fantastic, domestic, or pietistic. Contents very clean, surprisingly fresh, though with small ink spots to top corner of the first three pages, and a few faint marks elsewhere. New endpapers. 187 x 137mm, in the original binding of green cloth, decorated and titled in black, front board title set in a gilt square. Firm and bright, with a few slight marks. A little treasure, and a very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 75.00


more info
add to cart
E.C.C.:
Golden Days of Childhood Picture Book (cover title): containing: Golden Days of Childhood, Little Dog Tray, The Fancy-Dress Costume Ball, and The Story of the White Cats of York (by Aunt Annie). Illustrated in Chromo colours.

London: Dean & Son (plates by Emrick & Binger, Haarlem) [c.1879]. Presumed first edition thus. [ii], 16pp + 6 plates, 16pp + 6 plates, 16pp + 4 plates, 16pp + 5 plates: three short of the six plates per story called for. Contents very clean and bright, with neat repair to edges of one plate. A compilation of titles of which at least three were published in the Royal Series of Picture Books in 1879. 1881 gift inscription to the reverse of the front free endpaper. A4 size, 30x21cms, with the original yellow endpapers, in the green ornate cloth binding done in gilt and black, with slight blunting to corners and ends: beautiful bright copy. Very Good+.

Price: 180.00


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
Sydney Hodges: with numerous illustrations by H. Petherick:
Among the Gibjigs. A Child's Romance.

London: Remington & Co., 1881. First edition. viii, 146pp: with H. Petherick's illustrations in line, enhanced throughout with watercolour by the original young owner: not meticulously, but enlivening the tale: forget clean pages, here there are smudges and soilings. Her grandfather's 1881 gift inscription is on the verso of the front endpaper, with a Plymouth bookseller's miniature stamp. Recently refurbished, with new cloth inner hinges for the original brown endpapers. Now firm, in the original binding of green/blue pictorial cloth, lllustrated in gilt, silver and black: front bright, but with some rubbing or soiling. Very scarce. [A sequel followed - Among the Woblins]. VG-.

Price: 60.00


more info
add to cart
Major, Henry:
The Teacher's Manual of Lessons on Domestic Economy.

London: Blackie, [1893]. Presumed first edition. viii, 436pp +(4), 8 adverts: illustrations in the text: lacks title page. Contents clean and fresh, with minor soiling to a few pages. In original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Firm and bright, some marks to lower board. A comprehensive, if rather prescriptive and scripted, teaching aid. [Edition uncertain: those listed on COPAC are all 1893.] VG-.

Price: 24.00


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
E.H. Knatchbull-Hugessen (Lord Brabourne): illustrated by Ernest Griset:
Ferdinand's Adventure, and other stories.

London: Routledge, 1904. New Edition. vi, 378pp + 23 plates including the guarded frontis (=all called for). Occasional minor foxing in text, heavier to first and last few pages, and some light foxing to closed edges. 1917 gift inscription to front free endpaper. In the original decorative binding of tan cloth (with a slight ridge across the front board) and titled in gilt: bright and firm, a little rubbed, spine ends puckered. Nice copy. VG.

Price: 35.00


more info
add to cart
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


more info
add to cart
Beatrix Potter:
The Story of Miss Moppet. [original foldout format].

New York & London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1906 [December]. Second printing. Grey wallet from which story folds out in a continuous strip. Story complete, folds good. Faint soiling to some openings, and minor damp adhesion damage to the white and green edge at the first opening. Former ownership name in pencil to back of final opening. Printed inner surface of front cover is scratched. The grey cloth-covered card wallet is printed in navy and bears a pasted-on illustration of Miss Moppet: part of the top of the illustration had been torn off: the image has now been restored (as in picture restoration), as have the inner joints of the wallet, and the tab which slots in to close it. A very nice firm copy. Very Good.

Price: 550.00


more info
add to cart
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.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 85.00


more info
add to cart
Crichton, F.E.: illustrated by Harry Rountree:
Peep-in-the-World.

London: Arnold, 1909. Second impression. (vi), 258pp, plus 4 monochrome plates. Lacks front free endpaper, and its careless removal has exposed some webbing at base of hinge. Slight splitting of back endpaper. Christmas 1908 gift inscription on front pastedown, and bookplate printed with warning to thieves has same date. Some occasional foxing, contents otherwise clean. Firm, in the original green pictorial cloth: spine browned, with a few pale marks, and ends starting to fray, but gilt print clear. Pictorial front very good. Very Good.

Price: 65.00


more info
add to cart
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+.
[Heavy Item]

Price: 120.00


more info
add to cart
Sir George Webb Dasent [adapted by F.J.Simmons], with illustrations by Reginald L. Knowles & Horace J. Knowles:
Norse Fairy Tales: Selected and Adapted from the Translations by Sir George Webbe Dasent.

London: George Routledge and Sons Limited, n.d. [c.1910?] Early edition. xvi, 463pp, with many illustrations in line, and a number of colour plates. Contents clean and unmarked, and all plates present. Has at some time been recased in blue cloth, on which have been relaid the illustrations from the original binding, with added cloth corners, perhaps done to cover frayed corners of the illustrations. Front image very good, with scuffs or chips to the edges, rear image a little rubbed, spine image scuffed at the head. Very nice firm, clean and complete copy. Very Good+.

Price: 185.00


more info
add to cart
Cecil Aldin, illustrated by; with verses by Richard Waylett:
Puppy Tails.

London: Lawrence & Jellicoe, n.d. (c.1912). First edition. [32]pp, including the 16 colour plates, and with line drawings on all the text pages. Very minor soiling to a few pages, and the rusty staples visible in gutter at title and at back: contents otherwise unmarked and notably fresh and bright. This is the full size version: quarto, 10.2 x 8.6 ins, in colour pictorial boards and with the original red cloth spine. Firm and bright, with some tiny marks, corners restored, and edges slightly scuffed. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: 280.00


more info
add to cart
Ernest Aris:
That Little Red Squirrel.

London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c.1917]. First edition. 40pp, plus a colour frontis, with handwritten text printed in black and red, and illustrations in black & white at every opening. Little book, landscape format, 91 x 123mm. Front pastedown bears a 1917 gift inscription, has a little surface damage, and an odd neat 3.5mm hole near the spine through to the front board. Pages very bright, with minor soil marks at three openings. In the original dun pictorial boards: fairly bright, with scuffs to the corners. New cloth spine. Nice copy. VG.

Price: 45.00


more info
add to cart


Browse Categories
Site by Bibliopolis