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97329
Adams, Richard (illus. Nicola Bayley)
The Tyger Voyage
Jonathan Cape, London, 1976.
First edition. Hardcover, quarto; illustrated boards; red endpapers; 30pp., colour illustrations. Scattered spotting throughout; toned and lightly spotted text block edges; spine slightly faded. Very good otherwise. No dustwrapper.
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$25
204455
Attwell, Mabel Lucie
Lucie Attwell's Annual
Dean & Son Ltd., London, nd. (c.1937).
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and upper board titles; unpaginated (120pp.), with 3 colour plates and many monochrome and duotone illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened, boards rubbed and corners bumped; spine tail pulled; text block edges spotted; light scattered foxing throughout along with some marks; previous owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown; many illustrations carefully coloured-in; a crude tape repair to the fore-edge of pages 21-22. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$150
209823
Awdry, Rev. W. (C. Reginald Dalby, John T. Kenney & Gunvor & Peter Edwards, illus.)
The Complete Railway series - 26 volumes
Kaye & Ward Ltd., London, 1967-1979.
Reprints: 26 volumes, landscape duodecimo; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 539pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; some volumes rolled; light scuffing to the boards; some discolouration to the boards of Volume 21. No dustwrappers as issued. Very good.
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$150
206547
Barrie, J.M. (Debra McFarlane, illus.)
Peter Pan and Wendy - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2007.
Reprint. Quarto; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine and upper board titles and decorations and illustrated endpapers; 179pp., with a tipped-in colour frontispiece, 11 plates likewise and many monochrome decorations. Very minor wear. Fine in a mildly rubbed slipcase.
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$75
98870
Barrie, J.M. (Michael Foreman, illus.)
Peter Pan and Wendy
Pavilion Books Ltd., London, 1988.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and illustrated endpapers; 158pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; some slight bumps to the board edges. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$22
91168
Beetles, Chris (illus. Mabel Lucie Attwell)
Mabel Lucie Attwell: signed copy
Pavilion, London, 1988.
Inscribed quarto hardcover; illustrated boards with blue spine titling; 120pp., colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear only; slight wear to dustwrapper edges and corners (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Otherwise near fine. Owner's bookplate.
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$35
98731
Brent-Dyer, Elinor
The Chalet School and The Lintons
W R Chambers, London, 1964.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with gilt spine titling; 319pp. Minor wear; mild offset to endpapers; spotting to text block upper edge; illustrated dustwrapper chipped at spine panel extremities and corners. Very good in protective wrap.
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$60
98733
Brent-Dyer, Elinor
The New House Mistress
Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; blue boards with dark blue spine and upper board titling; 94pp. Minor wear; scattered spotting throughout; spotting to text block and page edges; illustrated dustwrapper with missing segment on upper spine panel edge with chipping at corners; foxing to rear pane. Very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$60
98734
Brent-Dyer, Elinor
The Princess of the Chalet School
W & R Chambers, London, 1951.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo; green boards with black spine titling; 304pp. Minor wear; offsetting to endpapers; toned text block with a few marks; rubbed illustrated dustwrapper with wear and scraping to edges; tiny tear on upper rear edge. Very good with wrapper now in protective wrap.
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$60
98730
Brent-Dyer, Elinor (illus. Nina Brisley)
Jo Returns to the Chalet School
W R Chambers, London, 1936.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; blue boards with gilt upper board and spine titling; 303pp., monochrome illustrations. Spotting to text block edges and one or two scattered spots internally; rear hinge a little tender. No dustwrapper. Very good in protective wrap.
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$85
62834
Briggs, Raymond
Fungus the Bogeyman
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1977.
First edition: quarto hardcover; illustrated boards and decorated endpapers; 40pp., colour illustrations. Minor wear only; slight rubbing to boards. Near fine otherwise. No dustwrapper.
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$25
78002
The Brothers Grimm (Lisbeth Zwerger, illus.)
Little Red Cap
Neugebauer Press, London, 1983.
First edition. Small square quarto hardcover, unpaginated with colour illustrations. Light foxing to rear endpaper and pastedown and lightly spotted text block edges. Very good to near fine. No dustwrapper.
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$20
92540
Brunhoff, Jean de
Babar at Home
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1946.
Fourth English edition: folio; hardcover, quarter-bound in illustrated papered boards with decorated endpapers; 40pp., with many coloured illustrations. Moderate wear; boards well-rubbed, sunned and edgeworn, with some minor marks; joints professionally repaired with tape; text block edges toned; some mild spotting throughout, mainly to the endpapers and preliminaries; some pages with small tears at the fore-edge. No dustwrapper. Very good, withal.
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$85
209157
Burningham, John (with Jan Pienkowski)
Around the World in Eighty Days
Jonathan Cape, London, 1972
First edition. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board decorations and titles and decorative endpapers; 97pp., with many colour illustrations. Mild wear; slightly rolled; boards rubbed and bumped; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; mild offset to the preliminaries; previous owner's ink inscriptions to the half-title page. Dustwrapper rubbed and scuffed with some edgewear; sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$35
65158
Byron, May (illustrated by Millicent Sowerby)
The Counterpane Book
Henry Frowde/Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1913.
Duodecimo-sized small folio; paperback, with illustrated and gilt-embossed wrappers, stab-sewn with green ribbon ties; unpaginated (50pp.), with a colour frontispiece and many line drawings. Some mild scattered foxing throughout; previous owner's ink inscription to first page of text; dark stain to the upper wrapper, near spine head; else very little wear indeed. Housed in original illustrated box which is torn and split with missing segments from top and sides. Remarkable copy.
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$250
93077
Carroll, Lewis (Barry Moser, illus.; James R. Kincaid & Selwyn H. Goodacre, eds.)
Lewis Carroll's Alice Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Pennyroyal edition
University of California Press, Berkeley CA, 1982.
Quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with metallic-purple spine titling and marbled endpapers; 145pp., top edges dyed red, with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; slight browning to board edges; faint spotting to text block edges. Mildly rubbed dustwrapper with one or two spots to the front panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$60
99009
Carroll, Lewis (illus. Michael Hague)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Methuen, London, 1985.
First edition thus. Quarto hardcover; quarter bound in blue papered boards with red cloth spine and silver gilt spine titling, dark red endpapers; 122pp., colour illustrations. Inscription. Dustwrapper slightly faded and browned along spine and edges. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
56769
Carter, Angela (Eros Keith, illus.)
Miss Z The Dark Young Lady
Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, USA, 1970.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title; 32pp., with a coloured frontispiece and many full-colour illustrations likewise. Boards rubbed with some pen marks; binding slightly rolled; text block edges lightly browned. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good to near fine.
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$25
207108
[Collins] (Anne Anderson, illus.)
The Cosy Corner Book
Collins Clear-Type Press, London, nd.
Quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with an illustrated upper board and decorative endpapers; 48pp., with thirteen full colour plates and many monochrome illustrations and decorations. Moderate wear; shaken; boards well rubbed and marked with bumps to the corners and edges; spine extremities softened; boards somewhat fanned; text block edges toned; top hinge starting; light offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; some internal marks and colouring-in. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$100
14582
Dahl, Roald (illustrated by Quentin Blake)
Rhyme Stew
Jonathan Cape, London, 1989.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 80pp. many line drawings. Text block edges slightly spotted; minor offset to endpapers. Dustwrapper has some minor stains on the flaps; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$28
207255
Dulac, Edmund (illus.)
Sinbad the Sailor & Other Tales from The Arabian Nights
Calla Press/Dover Publications Inc., Mineola NY, 2016.
Quarto; hardcover. full decorated cloth with gilt spine and upper board titles and decorations and decorative endpapers; 224pp., all pages decorated, with a colour frontispiece and 22 plates likewise. Minor wear; text block top edge very lightly dusted. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$50
204430
[Edmund Dulac] Housman, Laurence (Edmund Dulac, illus.)
Stories from the Arabian Nights Retold by Laurence Housman
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1911.
Abridged (selected from the 1907 edition): octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and upper board decorations with a tipped-on illustration; unpaginated (132pp.), with a colour frontispiece and 23 colour plates, each with a captioned tissue guard. Moderate wear; boards dished; spine extremities softened; spotting to the text block edges; offset to the endpapers; mild scattered foxing throughout; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf. No dustwrapper. Very good. Lacks gift box in which the book was originally issued. The Arabian Nights is the most celebrated collection of tales in all of literature. The best of these tales are collected here by Laurence Housman. Edmund Dulac masterfully captures the fantastic elements of the tales using brilliantly coloured characters against soft, impressionistic backgrounds and in other scenes, achieves a brooding and dark mysterious atmosphere.
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$250
97112
Eliott, E.C. (A. Bruce Cornwell, illus.)
Kemlo and the End of Time
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Melbourne Vic., 1957.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; with upper board and spine titles and decorations; 196pp., with 6 full-page monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; frontispiece removed; corners mildly bumped; text block edges spotted; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf now scraped cleanly away; offset to the endpapers; mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn with small tears to the edges and flap-turns; hinges scraped; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
206098
Eliott, E.C. (R.J. Jobson, illus.)
Kemlo and the Zones of Silence
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Melbourne Vic., 1954.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; with upper board titles and decorations; 202pp., with a colour frontispiece and 6 full-page monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened; boards mildly fanned; text block edges spotted; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; previous owner's pencilled inscription to the flyleaf; offset to the endpapers; scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn with mild chipping to the edges and flap-turns; hinges scraped and spine sunned; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
206549
Grahame, Kenneth (Introduction by Julia Eccleshare; Debra McFarlane, illus.)
Dream Days - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2010.
First printing. Octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and upper board decorations and decorative endpapers; 173pp., with a colour frontispiece, five plates likewise and many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$25
202154
Grimm, Wilhelm (Maurice Sendak, illus.; Ralph Mannheim, trans.)
Dear Mili
Viking Kestrel/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1988.
First edition: landscape quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and a blind-stamped upper board decoration; unpaginated (40pp.) with colour illustrations. Mild wear; some initial pages very lightly creased. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn. Very good.
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$25
11806
Gurney, James
Dinotopia A Land Apart from Time
Crawford House Press, Bathurst NSW, 1992.
First Australian printing: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles and decorative endpapers; 160pp. with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; some light scuffing to the spine extremities. Dustwrapper a little rubbed. Near fine.
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$35
92539
Hale, Kathleen
Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) Keeps a Dog
Country Life Ltd., London, nd. (c.1949).
Folio; hardcover, quarter-bound in illustrated papered boards with decorated endpapers; 32pp., with many coloured illustrations. Moderate wear; boards well-rubbed and edgeworn with some minor stains and a little scribbling; joints professionally repaired with tape; text block edges toned; few very minor blue crayon marks to endpapers. No dustwrapper. Very good, withal.
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$120
78056
Hauptmann, Tatjana
A Day in the Life of Petronella Pig ("Ein Tag im Leben der Dorothea Wutz")
Ernest Benn Ltd., London, 1980.
Reprint: square quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorated endpapers; 28pp., printed on heavy stock and die-cut, with many illustrations. Boards well-rubbed; else very good.
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$40
78057
Hauptmann, Tatjana
Hurray for Peregrine Pig ("Hurra, Eberhard Wutz ist wieder da!")
Ernest Benn Ltd., London, 1980.
Square quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorated endpapers; 48pp., printed on heavy stock and die-cut, with many illustrations. Boards well-rubbed; else very good.
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$40
209250
Haydon, Arthur Lincoln (ed.) (W. Douglas Almond, et al., illus.)
The Boy's Own Annual, Volume 37, 1914-15
"Boy's Own Paper" Office, London, 1915.
Quarto; hardcover, illustrated boards with bevelled edges, decorative spine with gilt spine titles and illustrated endpapers; 760pp., with a colour frontispiece, illustrated title page, 11 colour and monochrome plates (some folding and one with a tissue guard) and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; slightly shaken; spine heel softened and spine sunned; mild wear and rubbing to the boards; light corner-bumping; text block edges well toned; some mild insect damage along the top joint; scattered foxing to the preliminaries; previous owner's contemporary ink inscription to the verso of the frontispiece; some light foxing and embrowning to the plates. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good. Rarely found in such good condition, especially with all of the folding plates intact.
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$300
204291
Helps, Racey
The Upside-Down Medicine A Barnaby Littlemouse Book
Collins, London, 1946.
First UK edition. Landscape octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorative endpapers; 48pp., with many colour illustrations. Moderate wear; covers rubbed and edgeworn; bumping to the corners and the spine extremities; repaired spine; some old tape stains and small surface tears; text block edges toned; minor offset to the endpapers; scattered foxing throughout; some minor marks; some coloured pencil scribbles to page 46. No dustwrapper. Good. Author's second book.
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$40
207107
Heward, Constance (S.B. Pearse, illus.)
Ameliaranne Goes Touring
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1944.
Octavo; hardcover, with a tipped-on upper board illustration and decorative endpapers; unpaginated (57pp.) with many colour and monochrome illustrations and decorations. Moderate wear; shaken; covers rubbed and marked; corners bumped and spine extremities softened; text block edges lightly toned; retailer's ink stamp to the front pastedown; very light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; some internal marks. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$50
200407
Hoban, Russell (illus. Quentin Blake)
A Near Thing for Captain Najork
Jonathan Cape, London, 1975.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Cover spine and edges sunned; browned text block edges and spotting to page edges. Very good. No dustwrapper.
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$25
212671
Hodeir, Andre (Tomi Ungerer, illus.)
Warwick's 3 Bottles
Grove Press Inc., New York NY, 1966.
First edition. Folio; hardcover, with upper board decoration; unpaginated (32pp.), with many colour illustrations. Mild wear; text block top edge faintly dusted; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn with some scuffing; small tears to the spine panel extremities with associated creasing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
14555
Hurlimann, Bettina
Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe
World Publishing Company, Cleveland, OH, USA, 1968.
First US edition: quarto; hardcover, with gilt upper board decoration and spine-titling; 297pp., many monochrome illustrations and 28pp. of colour and monochrome plates. Text block upper page edge yellowed with minor spotting to other edges. Near fine in dustwrapper with slight edge wear, now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Bettina Hurlimann has drawn upon her own collection of children's books to write a personal survey of this vast field. In a lively rather than academic style she covers aspects of children's literature that includes: nursery rhymes, fairy tales, nonsense, fantasy and reality, cowboys and Indians, photography, politics and picture-books. At the time of publishing this, a supplementary volume, Picture-Book World, was in preparation.
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$35
95563
Kastner, Erich (Eileen Hall, trans.; Walter Trier, illus.; Introduction by Walter de la Mare)
Emil and the Detectives
Jonathan Cape, London, 1967.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with upper board illustration and titles; 191pp., with many monochrome drawings. Moderate wear; some scuffing to the boards; text block edges spotted with some marks; light offset to the endpapers; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$18
78006
Keeping, Charles
Richard
Oxford University Press, 1973.
First edition. Quarto hardcover, unpaginated with colour illustrations. Board corners slightly worn; a few scattered spots on endpaper versos and some light ink offsetting on rear endpaper from illustration. Very good to near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
65694
Kipling, Rudyard
Just So Stories - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1991.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover, illustrated boards with gilt upper board and spine titling; 189pp., with many monochrome illustrations by the author. Minor wear only; one or two tiny spots on the text block edges. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
41118
Lang, Andrew (ed.) (L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, H.J. Ford, C.H.M. Kerr and Lancelot Speed, illus.)
The True Story Book
Longmans Green & Co, London, 1893.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, gilt-decorated cloth with decorated upper board decoration and spine title and decoration; 340pp., all edges gilt, with an engraved frontispiece protected by a tissue guard and many more engraved illustrations. Mild wear; scattered light foxing; binding slightly rolled; rubbing to edges; tiny scrapes to head and tail of spine; scrape to rear board with a small, light-coloured stain. A handsome copy. A book intended to introduce children to the various exploits of the great adventurers, this work re-tells the accomplishments of Casanova, Grace Darling, Captain Snelgrave, Kaspar Hauser, Leif the Lucky, John Foxe, John Rawlins and Lord Pitsligo. It also covers many other historical events, such as the kidnapping of the Princes in the Tower, the Conquest of Mexico, the Battle of Thermopylae and life in the wild frontier of the American West.
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$120
93079
[Lisbeth Zwerger] Carroll, Lewis (Lisbeth Zwerger, illus.)
Alice in Wonderland
North-South Books, London, 1999.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 103pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; faint spotting to upper text block edges. No dustwrapper. Near fine.
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$60
89250
Louie, Ai-Ling (illus. Ed Young)
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
Philomel Books, New York, 1982.
First edition. Hardcover; quarto; green boards with gilt spine titling, mauve endpapers; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Minor wear; mild scuffing to lower board corners and dustwrapper spine very slightly faded. Near fine otherwise and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$22
206543
"Mark Twain" (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (Introduction by E.L. Doctorow; Harry Brockway, illus.)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2005.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with decorated boards and gilt spine titles; 232pp., with a monochrome illustrated title page and 15 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$30
83018
Milligan, Spike
A Book of Milliganimals
Dennis Dobson, London, 1968.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine title and decorated endpapers; 88pp. with many monochrome illustrations. Slightly rolled; text block edges mildly spotted; very mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is spotted and with insect damage along the flap turns and spine panel and top edges. Very good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and paper backing.
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$20
93082
Moon, Sarah, & Charles Perrault
Little Red Riding Hood
Creative Editions, Mankato, 2002.
First edition thus. Quarto hardcover; brown cloth boards with pale blue spine titling and upper board embossed titling, beige endpapers; unpaginated with monochrome photographic illustrations. Very minor wear only; near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$60
204921
Moran, Philip (Michael Foreman, illus.)
Soggy and the Giant - signed
Mabecron Books Ltd., Plymouth Devon UK, 2015.
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and endpapers; unpaginated (32pp.), with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; signed in ink by the author to the first page. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$20
89275
Morimoto, Junko
My Hiroshima
Collins, Sydney, 1987.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards and monochrome illustrated endpapers; unpaginated, with colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; mildly spotted text block edges. Very good to near fine. No dustwrapper. Protected in mylar wrap.
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$35
210815
Oakley, Graham
The Church Mice at Bay
Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London, 1978.
First edition: landscape quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; unpaginated (36pp.) with many colour illustrations. Moderate wear; some bumping to the spine extremities and board edges; mild spotting to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
78600
Oxenham, Elsie Jeanette
Peggy and the Brotherhood
The Girl's Own Paper Office, London, 1938.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title; 240pp., untrimmed, with a full-colour frontispiece. Somewhat rolled; text block edges mildly stained and spotted; offset to endpapers; mild scattered foxing confined mainly to the preliminaries; minor insect damage to the boards. Reproduction dustwrapper, now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Good.
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$70
212621
Oxenham, Elsie Jeanette (Margaret Horder, illus.)
An Abbey Champion
Frederick Muller Ltd., London, 1946.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover; 219pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Moderate wear; a little cocked; spine extremities softened; boards a little rubbed; text block edges toned with some spotting; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper has been varnished on the upper and lower panels and spine panel - this addition has yellowed with age; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns (no loss of text or images); now backed with archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$120
72641
Perrault, Charles (Edmund Dulac, illus.)
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 2007.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover with gilt-decorated upper board and gilt spine titles; 186pp., top edges dyed plum, with a colour frontispiece, 29pp. of colour plates and many monochrome decorations. Minor wear; some spots to the text block edges. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$50
89270
Pullman, Philip (illus. Sophy Williams)
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Scholastic Press, London, 2004.
First edition. Large square quarto hardcover; illustrated papered boards with orange spine and silver gilt spine and upper board titling, orange endpapers; unpaginated, with colour illustrations. Minor wear only. No dustwrapper. Fine.
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$25
210821
Ransome, Arthur (Uri Shulevitz, illus.)
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Hamish Hamilton Children's Books Ltd., London, 1970.
First UK edition. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; unpaginated (46pp.), with a colour frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Mild wear; spine extremities softened and corners lightly bumped; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Price clipped dustwrapper is a little rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
98575
Rego, Paula
Nursery Rhymes
Thames & Hudson, London, 1994.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; quarter bound in illustrated boards with red cloth spine and gilt spine titling; monochrome illustrated endpapers; 70pp., colour & monochrome illustrations. Light spotting to upper text block edges with one or two spots otherwise. Very good to near fine. No dustwrapper, as issued.
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$25
99059
[Rupert the Bear]
More Adventures of Rupert The Daily Express Annual
The Daily Express, London, nd. (c.1945)
Quarto; paperback, perfect bound in illustrated wrappers; 120pp., with many colour illustrations. Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; covers well rubbed and edgeworn with some marks; text block edges lightly toned with some marks; previous owner's ink inscription to the first page; pages lightly tanned; a tear to the top edge of the lower cover. Now protected by a Mylar wrapper. Very good.
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$80
99060
[Rupert the Bear]
The Rupert Book The Daily Express Annual
The Daily Express, London, nd. (c.1945).
Quarto; paperback, perfect bound in illustrated wrappers; 120pp., with many colour illustrations. Moderate wear; spine extremities softened; covers well rubbed and edgeworn with some marks, ink stamps and pen scribbles; text block edges lightly toned; pages lightly tanned; ink scribbles to the inside front cover; previous owner's name in ink to the first page; some repeated ink stamping to the inside rear cover with offset. Now protected by a Mylar wrapper. Good to very good.
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$80
91114
Sendak, Maurice
Outside Over There
Bodley Head, London, 1981.
First UK edition. Oblong quarto hardcover; red cloth boards with gilt upper board and spine titling; unpaginated with colour illustrations. A few scattered spots on upper edges of half-title and title pages and faint spotting to upper text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with scraping along edges and corners; rear panel faded with some creasing at edges and corners and scraping along spine edge. Very good otherwise and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
206392
Smith, Dodie (Vanessa Julian-Ottie, illus.)
The Hundred and One Dalmatians
William Heinemann Ltd./Reed Consumer Books Ltd., London, 1993.
First edition thus. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles and a blue ribbon; 195pp., with 8 colour plates and many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; board edges lightly scraped; text block edges lightly toned. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; light sunning along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$25
77991
Stone, Bernard & Ralph Steadman (illus.)
Quasimodo Mouse
Andersen Press Ltd./Hutchinson Publishing Group (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., London, 1984.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; unpaginated (32pp.) with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; covers lightly rubbed. No dustwrapper. Very good to near fine.
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$25
200342
[S.W. Partridge & Co.]
The Infants' Magazine Volume XXXI
S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., London, 1896.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated boards and decorative endpapers; 188pp., with a colour frontispiece and many engraved monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; rolled; boards rubbed and corners bumped; text block and page edges toned; mild offset to the endpapers; some occasional slight tears to the page edges. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good.
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$75
201227
Thompson, Colin
How to Live Forever
Julia McCrae Books, London, 1995.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards with brown endpapers; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Tiny tears on base of dustwrapper spine panel and corners. Very good to near fine otherwise and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
77097
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Mr. Bliss
George Allen & Unwin Australia Pty. Ltd., North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1982.
First edition: landscape octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards; unpaginated (105pp.) with many full-colour illustrations. Minor wear only; near fine in like dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
78004
Ungerer, Tomi
I am Papa Snap and These Are My Favourite No Such Stories
Methuen, London, 1975.
First edition. Quarto hardcover, unpaginated with colour illustrations. Scattered spotting to endpapers and title page with a few spots throughout; faint spotting to text block edges; black illustrated boards chipped and bumped at corners and laminate lifting slightly along front spine edge. Very good otherwise. No dustwrapper.
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$20
64015
Updike, John
The Alligators
Creative Education, Mankato, 1990.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 32pp. Owner's bookplate on title page. Lightly spotted upper text block edge. Lightly scuffed dustwrapper with small tear on upper rear panel. Very good to near fine otherwise.
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$22
87552
van Loon, Joan, with Gabriel Gate (Chantal Stewart, illus.)
The Chocolate Lovers - signed A children's story and cookbook
Sue Hines Books/Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2001.
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; unpaginated (32pp.), with many full-colour illustrations. Mild wear; signed by Gabriel Gate in ink on the front free endpaper. No dustwrapper. Very good to near fine.
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$24
66568
Varda, Minka
Popcorn The Story of a Nonsense Horse
Faber and Faber, London, 1964.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 48pp, coloured line drawings. Foxed preliminaries, spotted text block edges, crease to extreme tip of front endpaper, slight superficial splits to hinges, few tiny stains to decorated boards. Good to very good.
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$25
74721
Various
Chums Annual 1940 For King and Empire
The Amalgamated Press, London, 1940.
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated stamped upper board and spine and gilt spine and upper board titling; folio, 348pp., many monochrome illustrations, a full-colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates. Text block edges embrowned and spotted; pages toned; mild scattered foxing to the endpapers and page edges. Dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and sunned with shelfworn edges and minor tears; chipping to the corners and spine, especially to the spine head, where a missing segment has occluded the title somewhat; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Very good.
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$100
62340
White, E.B.
Charlotte's Web Pictures by Garth Williams
Harper & Row, New York, 1952.
First edition (stated, I-B denoting September 1952). Hardcover, octavo, 184pp. Beige boards, blue decorative titling. Inscription on half-title text block, toning to text block edges. Boards foxed with one small stain to front board. A little rubbing and a hint of fraying to head of spine. Good. Now clothed in protected facsimile dustwrapper.
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$250
77997
Wilde, Oscar (Lisbeth Zwerger, illus.)
The Selfish Giant
Hutchinson Group (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Richmond Vic., 1984.
First Australian edition: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated upper board; unpaginated (24pp.) with many colour illustrations. Mild wear; light foxing throughout; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper lightly edgeworn. Very good.
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$25
89286
Wolkstein, Diane (Ed Young, illus.)
The Red Lion A Tale of Ancient Persia
Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York NY, 1977.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine-titles and blind-stamped upper board decorations; unpaginated (24pp.), with many full-colour illustrations. Minor wear; some mild offset to the endpapers and preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$22
98573
Zwerger, Lisbeth & Heinz Janisch (trans. Anthea Bell)
The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel
Picture Book Studio, 1990.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Mild spotting to pastedowns; tiny tear on heel of spine and tiny bumps on board edges. Very good. No dustwrapper.
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$25
99861
Zwerger, Lisbeth (illus.)
Stories from the Bible
North South Books, New York NY, 2002.
First edition. Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and a green ribbon; 160pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; softening to the spine extremities and some mild corner-bumping. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30