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  • A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON. by BOND, Michael. Illustrated by: FORTNUM, Peggy.
    BOND, Michael. Illustrated by: FORTNUM, Peggy.
    A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON.

    London: Collins, 1958. First edition in a later dust-jacket, small 8vo., pp.128, pink cloth lettered in silver, b/w illustrations; light surface soil to cloth, small pin-hole to cloth over spine, creasing to head and foot of spine, very slight curling to corners of boards, a good++ copy of the scarce first edition, in later price-clipped dust-jacket, which is rubbed with slight wear to edges, with small closed to rear upper edge, else very good and now in a protective cover.

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  • A BUSHEL OF MERRY-THOUGHTS. by BUSCH, Wilhelm. Described and ornamented by: ROGERS, Harry.
    BUSCH, Wilhelm. Described and ornamented by: ROGERS, Harry.
    A BUSHEL OF MERRY-THOUGHTS. Comprising: The Terrible Punishment of the Naughty Boys of Corinth; The Exciting Story of the Cat and the Mouse; The Disobedient Children Who Stole Sugar Bread; The Fearful Tragedy of Ice-Peter.

    London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868. Oblong 4to., pp.(iv),14,16,16,16, cloth-backed pictorial paper-covered boards, plates and vignettes hand-coloured by Busch; foxing to margins throughout, wear to extremities, with loss to paper covering of front board at lower margin, a good(+) copy of this scarce hand-coloured edition. The second title Cat and Mouse appears to be lacking page 13 although there is no sign it has ever been there.

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  • TAYLOR, John, the Water Poet. With Hand-Coloured Engravings on Wood by Hester Sainsbury
    A DOG OF WAR.

    London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1927. Limited edition, no. 28 of 375 copies, tall 8vo., pp.32, quarter orange buckram, gilt, orange paper-covered boards, coloured frontispiece and 4 further hand-coloured plates; toning and some foxing to endpapers, light foxing within, spine just lightly sunned, with light surface soil to boards and wear to paper covering at lower corners of boards, overall a very good copy, in good(+) unclipped pictorial dust-jacket, partially toned, with closed tears and light loss to upper margin.

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  • HALE, Kathleen.
    A SLENDER REPUTATION. An Autobiography.

    London: Frederick Warne, 1994. First edition, 8vo., pp.288, black hardcover, gilt, 16pp. colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations; a very good copy indeed, in very good unclipped dust-jacket.

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  • VAUGHAN, Hilda. Illustrated by Lee-Elliott.
    A THING OF NOUGHT.

    London: Lovat Dickson and Thompson Limited, 1934. First edition, 8vo., pp.51, pictorial white paper-covered boards illustrated and lettered in black, b/w in-text illustrations; light wear and discolouration to edges of boards, light foxing to endpapers, a very good copy, with remant of original glassine dust-jacket (the front of jacket intact, the rear of jacket missing, and all now covered with a plastic wrapper).

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  • ABC AN ALPHABET. by Written & pictured by, GASKIN, Mrs. Arthur.
    Written & pictured by, GASKIN, Mrs. Arthur.
    ABC AN ALPHABET.

    London: Elkin Matthews, 1896. First edition, scarce, 8vo., 20pp. of advertisements to rear of volume, text and pictures unpaginated, b/w illustrations, b/w frontispiece, pictorial title page; pictorial blue cloth, image to front board blocked in cream and black with black lettering, lettered in black to spine; ownership autograph written within the Gaskin illustrated pictorial ex-libris printed onto paste-down endpaper, webbing visible to inner hinge of front and rear where endpapers have slightly come away, fragile but all contents firm, rubbing to extremities of boards, cloth slightly faded and toned, otherwise a very good copy. No dust-jacket.

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  • ADOLF IN BLUNDERLAND. by DYRENFORTH, James; KESTER, Max. Illustrated by: MANSBRIDGE, Norman.
    DYRENFORTH, James; KESTER, Max. Illustrated by: MANSBRIDGE, Norman.
    ADOLF IN BLUNDERLAND. A Political Parody of Lewis Carroll’s Famous Story.

    London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1939. First edition, small 4to., pp.60, pictorial paper-covered boards, b/w frontispiece, plates and in-text illustrations; ink ownership inscription (dated 1940) to front free endpaper, foxing to prelims, torn flap to spine (apx. 1.5 x 1.5cms, and without loss), wear to headband (chipping and rubbing, again without loss) and rubbing to other extremities, water-marking to lower margins of boards, as well as general light surface soil to boards, internally clean, a good+ copy.

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  • RANSOME, Arthur. Illustrated by Mackenzie.
    ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP IN RHYME.

    London: Nisbet & Co, 1919. First edition, pictorial dun green cloth blocked in red and blue, tipped-in colour frontispiece with caption sheet, tipped-in colour plates with caption sheets, pictorial endpapers in black and white, black and white illustrations and devices throughout; light toning to endpapers, slight rubbing to cloth, a very good copy indeed.

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  • MYRIORAMA, (Alphabet/Paper Toys)
    ALPHABETISCH MYRIORAMA, Bestaande uit meer dan 100 Voorwerpen, Vorgesteld op 24 Gekleurde Kaarten, Waardoor eene Ontelbare Menigte LANDSCHAPPEN Kunnen Zamengesteld Worden.

    Amsterdam: Gebrodeders van Arum, 1825. 16mo., hand-coloured engraved myriorama alphabet comprising 24 pictorial cards with numbers beneath the pictures (1-24) and A-Z in upper and lower case to each card. The cards are housed in card slipcase with decorative floral paper covering and printed paper label; occasional light foxing to some cards, light wear to extremities of the slipcase, with loss to lower portion and upper corner of the printed title label, light loss to marbled paper covering of case in a couple of places, a very good example of this rare set. “An exceptional early Picture Alphabet that completely focused on both extramural reading and fun for the child.” Buijnsters :Lust En Leering. (History of the Dutch children's…

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    Amsterdam: Gebrodeders van Arum, 1825. 16mo., hand-coloured engraved myriorama alphabet comprising 24 pictorial cards with numbers beneath the pictures (1-24) and A-Z in upper and lower case to each card. The cards are housed in card slipcase with decorative floral paper covering and printed paper label; occasional light foxing to some cards, light wear to extremities of the slipcase, with loss to lower portion and upper corner of the printed title label, light loss to marbled paper covering of case in a couple of places, a very good example of this rare set. “An exceptional early Picture Alphabet that completely focused on both extramural reading and fun for the child.” Buijnsters :Lust En Leering. (History of the Dutch children's book in the nineteenth century). Myriorama, or ‘Many Thousand Views’ consist of numerous cards depicting fragments or segments of landscapes, people and buildings that can be arranged in a multitude of different combinations allowing a child to create a variety of imaginary landscapes. This ‘entertainment’ for ‘young ladies and gentlemen’ originated in France but was quickly adopted in other European countries.

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  • BLAKE, William. With Description and Bibliographical Statement by Geoffrey Keynes.
    AMERICA, A PROPHECY.

    London: Published by The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1963. Limited edition, no.84 of 526 copies, folio, pp.XVI (unpaginated full colour facsimile),(vii), quarter black morocco, gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, t.e.g., frontispiece and pictorial title, 16 plates; ex library but unmarked save for white-lettered stamp reading ‘Quarto MA’ and small re-coloured section both to front board, and vestiges of a small removed plate to lower corner of rear paste-down endpaper, pale foxing to prelims and occasional spots to margins of plates, pale foxing to fore-edges, a very good copy, housed in vg marbled slipcase, which has light wear to corners and small area of loss (3 x 2 cms) to paper covering at corner of base panel. ‘Printed…

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    London: Published by The Trianon Press for The William Blake Trust, 1963. Limited edition, no.84 of 526 copies, folio, pp.XVI (unpaginated full colour facsimile),(vii), quarter black morocco, gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, t.e.g., frontispiece and pictorial title, 16 plates; ex library but unmarked save for white-lettered stamp reading ‘Quarto MA’ and small re-coloured section both to front board, and vestiges of a small removed plate to lower corner of rear paste-down endpaper, pale foxing to prelims and occasional spots to margins of plates, pale foxing to fore-edges, a very good copy, housed in vg marbled slipcase, which has light wear to corners and small area of loss (3 x 2 cms) to paper covering at corner of base panel. ‘Printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake. Each page is watermarked with Blake’s monogram. The illuminated pages were reproduced in Paris by Trianon Press in the workshops of MM Hourdebaigt and Crampe by the collotype and stencil process. The binding by Engel, Paris.’

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  • Illustrations by, ECKERSLEY, Thomas. Words by, CABRELLY, E.A.
    ANIMALS ON PARADE.

    London: Conrad Press, 1948. First edition, scarce, 4to., unpaginated, pictorial beige cloth, black lettering to spine, colour illustrations, colour frontispiece, pictorial endpapers; light foxing to endpapers, stitching of spine slightly visible at hinge of endpapers, all contents firm, a very good copy, in an unclipped pictorial dust-jacket, which has light creasing along front upper margin, with two closed tears to front upper margin and another to front lower margin, slight chipping along extremities, light chipping to head and foot of spine, light surface soiling to rear, otherwise very good.

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  • HEARNE, T.; BYRNE, W.
    ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

    London: T. Hearne and T. Byrne, 1786. Oblong 4to., backed in green cloth, with brown cloth strip to inner margins of boards, onto which is laid down a green textured paper with botanical design, with publisher’s gilt-lettered black paper label to front board, 60 engraved plates including pictorial title, being a compilation of plates from the 1786 and 1807 editions: the 1786 edition comprised 52 plates, of which 30 are included here, with a further 29 from the 1807 edition, plus pictorial title, plates drawn by T. Hearne and engraved by W. Byrne (et al); light foxing (pale, and largely but not exclusively to margins of plates), otherwise internally fairly crisp and very good, with rubbing to paper covering…

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    London: T. Hearne and T. Byrne, 1786. Oblong 4to., backed in green cloth, with brown cloth strip to inner margins of boards, onto which is laid down a green textured paper with botanical design, with publisher’s gilt-lettered black paper label to front board, 60 engraved plates including pictorial title, being a compilation of plates from the 1786 and 1807 editions: the 1786 edition comprised 52 plates, of which 30 are included here, with a further 29 from the 1807 edition, plus pictorial title, plates drawn by T. Hearne and engraved by W. Byrne (et al); light foxing (pale, and largely but not exclusively to margins of plates), otherwise internally fairly crisp and very good, with rubbing to paper covering of boards and loss along lower margin of label, wear to extremities, circular mark to front board, a very good copy.

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  • Verses by PARKER, B.; illustrations by PARKER, N.
    ARCTIC ORPHANS.

    London: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd. Oblong 4to., pp.unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, 13 full-page colour plates, further b/w illustrations; owner’s inscription and ink-sketch to front paste-down endpaper, light wear to edges, 3cm surface loss to paper-covering at tailband, exposing card beneath, contents bright and clean, a very good copy.

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  • ARE ALL THE GIANTS DEAD? by NORTON, Mary. Illustrated by: FROUD, Brian. [Signed by author]
    NORTON, Mary. Illustrated by: FROUD, Brian. [Signed by author]
    ARE ALL THE GIANTS DEAD?

    London: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1975. Signed first edition, 8vo., pp.119, maroon hardcover, gilt, b/w frontispiece, b/w plates and illustrations; colour pictorial bookplate (in same design as rear panel of dust-jacket) to front free endpaper, signed by author, a very good+ copy, in unclipped dust-jacket, which has two 3cm closed tears to rear lower margin, with creasing between, chipping to extremities, good+, and now in a protective cover.

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  • From the German of Heinrich Heine, by SCHEFFAUER with an Introduction by Dr Oscar Levy and some Pen-and-Ink sketches by Willy Pogany.
    ATTA TROLL.

    London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1913. 12mo., pp.v,185, vellum-backed with paper-covered boards, lettered in gilt, with pictorial insignia to spine in red, untrimmed edges, top edges red, ribbon bookmark, 5 b/w illustrations to beginning of volume, headpieces and vignettes to text, pictorial endpapers; light foxing to margins, light toning to spine, a very good+ copy.

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  • Selected, written and arranged by, NESBIT, E. With pen & ink drawings by, BELLINGHAM SMITH, H.
    AUTUMN LEAVES.

    London, Groombridge & Sons. 12mo.,pp. unpaginated, pictorial card wrapper, b/w and sepia illustrations and frontispeice; toning to margins and light off setting, creasing to lower corners to front and rear near hinge, with partial tearing to hinge and slight loss to head and foot, rubbing to extremities with toning and light soiling to margins of card, a good copy.

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  • BAD JELLY THE WITCH. by MILLIGAN. Spike.
    MILLIGAN. Spike.
    BAD JELLY THE WITCH. A Fairy Story.

    Walton-on-Thames: M & J Hobbs, 1973. First edition, 4to., black pictorial cloth,black and white illustrations throughout; previous owner’s inscription to the reverse of the front free endpaper, otherwise contents very good in unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing to extremities, overall a very good copy and now in protective covering.

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  • Translated by, ALLINSON, A.R., from the French of Camille Lemonnier. Illustrations by, DETMOLD, E.J.
    BIRDS AND BEASTS.

    London: George Allen & Company, 1911. First edition with the Detmold illustrations, 8vo.,pp. 196, beige pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, colour plates, colour frontispiece; ownership inscription to front free endpaper, off setting and foxing to endpapers and light foxing to margins, light rubbing to extremities, a very good copy. No dust-jacket.

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  • BLIGHTY PIN-UP AND CARTOON ANNUAL.

    London: Blighty, City Magazines Ltd. Small 4to., pp.98, paperback with pictorial colour wrappers, b/w illustrations throughout as well as folding colour plate; light surface soiling to wrappers, internally clean and overall a very good copy.

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  • BOB, THE SPOTTED TERRRIER; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE DOG OF KNOWLEDGE. Supposed to be written by himself. by By the author of ‘Dick, the Little Poney’.
    By the author of ‘Dick, the Little Poney’.
    BOB, THE SPOTTED TERRRIER; OR, MEMOIRS OF THE DOG OF KNOWLEDGE. Supposed to be written by himself.

    London: Whittingham and Arliss, 1801. Reprint, 16mo., pp.xii,155, red leather-backed marbled boards, gilt, woodcut vignette to title, 16 further woodcuts; occasional light foxing to contents, boards lightly rubbed, with wear to corners, professional repair to headband and head of upper joint, a very good copy. First published 1801 as A Dog of Knowledge.

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