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The Little White Bird

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1902

Seller ID: 005652


Black buckram with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Cloth of spine beginning to split at outer joints Previous owners name on small white label on front pastedown and a further previous owners name in ink on front endpaper, with the date 1925. Some foxing to endpapers, title page and first and last few pages of text. 312pp. B/w frontispiece of a childs map of Kensington Gardens. This book was a precursor to Peter Pan, and i... View more info

Little Mr Bouncer and His Friend Verdant Green

By: Bede B.A., Cuthbert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, James Blackwood & Co.: 0

Seller ID: 002491


No date, but c.1860. Maroon colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine and and image of and owl and a duck in college uniform on the front cover. Condition: Poor to fair, covers and spine are quite shelfworn and rubbed, watermark to corners of front pastedown and fep, not affecting text in any way. Previous owners name in pencil on fep. Front hinge beginning to crack, but otherwise binding sound. HBrowning to half-title, otherwise text clean with very occasional light soi... View more info

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The Art of Amusing: A collection of graceful arts games, tricks, puzzles, and charades intended to amuse everybody and enable to amuse everybody else

By: Bellew, Frank

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 0

Seller ID: 005905


Undated, but c.1880's. Title page states "new edition". Pale peach-brown colour cloth with title in gilt on spine and black decorations to front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and light soiling to covers. Some light browning to endpapers and very edges of text. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 299pp. 200 b/w illustrations. View more info

The Pilgrim's Progress

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 0

Seller ID: 001412


No date, but c.1925. Bright blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Blindstamped motif on front cover. Condition: Good, binding sound, spine and cover corners lightly rubbed, but covers are clean and bright.Endpapers browned, previous owners name on fep, with the date July 18th, 1926. 320pp. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates by Harold Copping. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: £28.00

Publisher: White Plains, New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004533


Two volume set in slipcase. The two books are in fine condition with no inscriptions. The dustjackets are also in fine condition. Light foxing to fore-edge of textblock of both books. The slip case is in fair to good condition with sunning and soiling to the edges.Illustrations by John Tenniel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Fifty-one Original Fables with Moral and Ethical Index, Also a Translation of Plutach's Banquet of the Seven Sages

By: Crithannah, Job (J.Birch)

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1832

Seller ID: 005328


Violet cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, cloth covers are quite shelfworn and faded with sunning to spine and cover edges. Top edge gilt. Blindstamped decoration to the covers. Cover corners and head and tail of spine are worn, with some splitting to cloth at sides of spine. A previous owners name (Rupert Gwynne, Rosnashane) on front pastedown. Pencil note to reverse of front endpaper dated 1946 and a further pencil note to top of title page dated 1845.... View more info

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James and the Giant Peach

By: Dahl, Roald

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London, George Allen and Unwin: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005469


Laminated boards with title in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Fair to good, the lamination to the boards is beginning to peel a little and become slightly discoloured around the edges of the spine. Small pink smudge (crayon/paint?) to title on the front cover. On the front endpaper a small label has been previously removed leaving slight fluffing to paper and below this are the remains of a name in red felt tip. Some foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. N... View more info

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In the White Stone's Shadow

By: Dombrovsky, A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Moscow, Progress Publishers: 1979

Seller ID: 005318


Text is in English. Translated from the Russian by Doris Bradbury. Hardcover with title in dark green on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. 71pp. several colour illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Les Livres De L'Enfance Du XVe Au XLVe Siecle, 2 Vols.

By: Gavault, Paul

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Paris, Gumuchian & Cie.: 0

Seller ID: 001192


Brick red/brown cloth, with titles in gilt on spines. No dustjackets. Condition: Good, although covers are shelfworn and spine and corners lightly bumped. Condition: Good, bindings sound, text clean. Some cockling to edge of frontispieces to both books. Light browning to page edges. Volume 1 has a watermark to the spine and back cover, not affecting text in any way. 446pp (Vol 1) and 336 plates (Vol II), mostly b/w, several in colour. Both volumes have been stamped and n... View more info

Mr Jones Comes to Stay

By: Glover, Joyce

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, George G.Harrap: 1942

Seller ID: 002493


Orange cloth with titles in black on spine and front cover and an image of a shopkeeper carrying a siamese cat in black on the front cover. Printed on war economy paper. Condition: Fair, covers are quite shelfworn, with sunning to spine and a few small brown marks to front and rear covers. Lower corner of rear cover has a watermark, not affecting text in any way. Binding sound, previous owners name and address on fep has been rubbed out, leaving faint indentation marks. ... View more info

Parley's Tales By a Grandfather: For the Instruction and entertainment of His Young Friends

By: Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Richard T.Bowyer: 0

Seller ID: 002489


No date, but c.1850. Dark green cloth with scrolls and titles in gilt on spine.Cream endpapers. Condition: Poor to fair, covers have been damp to the outer edge at some point, with some raising of cloth to the rear cover. Covers and spine are generally shelfworn with bumping to spine and cover corners. Front hinge has cracked so that the spine is loose from the text, but rear hinge holding firmly.Text not affected. pp.137-140 becoming loose, otherwise binding sound. Prev... View more info

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Bertie's Escapade

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.Ltd.: 1949

Seller ID: 005641


Salmon pink paper covered boards with title in black on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with slight warping to front cover. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and two small chunks missing to top of front cover of jacket and a small repaired tear to top of rear of jacket.Not price-clipped. Beautifully illustrated with b/w line drawings by E.H.Shepard. 42pp. This book tells the story of Bertie "a bold black pig... View more info

Molly-O

By: Joynt, H.Lane

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1954

Seller ID: 002890


Green cloth with titles in white on spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light foxing. Not price-clipped. 58pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Rich Man and the Shoe-Maker

By: La Fontaine

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003622


Illustrated paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to cover edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. A beautifully illustrated book of La Fontaine's fable about whether it is better to be poor and happy, or rich and care-worn. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Suffer Little Children: a Picture Book of Bible Stories for Little Folk

By: No Author

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London and New York, Ernest Nister/E.P.Dutton & Co.: 1903

Seller ID: 005221


Undated, but c.1903. Decorative paper covered boards with green cloth spine. Condition: Good, with general shelfwear to covers, more so to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Light browning to endpapers and light browning to pages throughout. Previous owners name on front pastedown. 14 chromolithographs. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Drawn Direct to the Plate

By: Pearson, Joe

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The Penguin Collectors Society: 2010

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005386


Hardcover. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper together with a list of Puffin Picture books possibly printed in 1945 (pencil inscription states 1945) also stuck down. The list has been cut in half and stuck down so that it is impossible to see the reverse. Just before the contents page, a Puffin bookplate is also inserted, glued onto a separate piece of paper. Binding sound. 216pp. Many colour illustrations. T... View more info

Little 1

By: Rand, Ann and Paul

Price: £25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 2006

Seller ID: 005799


Originally published in 1962, this is the 2006 Chronicle Books edition. Scarlet cloth with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. This book was illustrated and designed by Paul Rand, one of the most influential and groundbreaking graphic designers of the 20th century. The text by Ann Rand is filled with clever wordplay and not only tells the story of Little 1 and his q... View more info

The Picts and the Martyrs: Or, Not Welcome at All

By: Ransome, Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1943

Seller ID: 002925


Printed to War Economy Standard. Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and blindstamped on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to spine and cover corners. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 303pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Arabs ( Puffin Picture Book, no.61)

By: Serjeant, R.B.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books Ltd.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005922


Hardcover. Oblong format. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers, slightly more so to spine. Light foxing to rear board, and light rubbing to top right corner of front cover where a previous owner has attempted to rub out the price marked in pencil of 2/6, still faintly visible.Illustrations by Edward Bawden. View more info

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Punch & Judy

By: Speaight, George

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista Ltd: 1970

Seller ID: 004645


Revised edition (first published under the title "The History of the English Puppet Theatre" in 1955. Orange cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 160pp.10 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. The substance of this book previously appeared in George Speaight's "H... View more info