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WISDOM IN MINIATURE; or, the young Gentleman's and Lady's Pleasing Instructor: being a Collection of Sentences, Divine Moral, and Historical; selected from .. learned Authors, both antient and modern .. a Pocket Companion for Youth of both Sexes
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WISDOM IN MINIATURE; or, the young Gentleman's and Lady's Pleasing Instructor: being a Collection of Sentences, Divine Moral, and Historical; selected from .. learned Authors, both antient and modern .. a Pocket Companion for Youth of both Sexes

By Editor of The School and Family Testament

Coventry: Luceman and Suffield 4th edition, 1797. Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispiece of Wisdom sitting on a very cross-looking lion. 32mo tan roan (tips worn, hinge leather worn off so held by cords/scuffed) viii +230pp + catalogue leaf. Inscription Eliza Ogilvie 1817 on FEP, text clean and crisp throughout. *Short quotes (unattributed) under headings such as Of Company Converstion & Deportment, Praise & Flattery, Education, Anger etc. *Rare copy this miniature book first published Coventry in about 1784. This English Coventry edition was followed by American imprints 1805 onwards.

$205.47

TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Charles & Mary Lamb
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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE by Charles & Mary Lamb

By Lamb, Charles (1775-1834) & Mary Lamb

London & Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack, 1905 acc to British Library but no date given. Hardcover. Good. Colour plates (16) by Norman M. Price. Octavo olive cloth with onlay colour illustration (spine darkened/tips slightly worn) xii (half title +title +Preface +contents & plate list) +323pp. Lacks front free endpaper. Two plates nicked to edge but all plates are clean and bright. *Delightful Edwardian illustrations of Lam's Tales by Norman Price.

$9.34

THE LUCKY GIRLS' BUDGET
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THE LUCKY GIRLS' BUDGET

By Smith, Evelyn, W.K. Holmes and others

London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1932 (prize award plate). Hardcover. Good. Colour frontispiece of girl and sled in the snow + 11 full page illustrations by Burns, Peter Fraser and others. Octavo pictorial wrap-around coloured boards with scene of berry-picking girls (edges rubbed notably head of sine) 96pp including titlepage. Prize bookplate dated Feb 11th 1932 awarded to Vera Millet by Beckingham Baptish Sunday School. Titlepage and last page bit foxed atmargin, all other pages clean and bright.

$4.00

PICTURES AND BALLADS OF LONDON LIFE - MOTHER'S LAST WORDS - OUR FATHER'S CARE. Price two shillings & sixpence
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PICTURES AND BALLADS OF LONDON LIFE - MOTHER'S LAST WORDS - OUR FATHER'S CARE. Price two shillings & sixpence

By Sewell, Mrs. (illustrations by Kronheim)

London: Jarrold & Sons, 12 Paternoster Row, 1870 acc. to British Library but no date given. Hardcover. Good. Colour plates (12) by Kronheim. Quarto (27x23.5cm) blue cloth-spined decorated light pink boards, book list on lower cover (tips worn/lower cover marked). In two parts thus (10pp & 6 plates + 10pp & 6 plates). Pink endpapers, front endpapers with damp mark. *Victorian illustrated moral poems featuring poor children and help for them.

$58.70

MAGIC SESAME a collection of poems for Boys and Girls made by J. Compton
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MAGIC SESAME a collection of poems for Boys and Girls made by J. Compton

By Compton, J. (Joseph)

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. first edition, 1932. Hardcover. Good. Three Parts in One, octavo blue decorated cloth (nick to corners of spine/hinges & tips rubbed) xv +356pp. Some light pencil checkmarks & fore-edge with pale foxings as also to half title and last two leaves. A clean tight copy of the first edition.

$8.01

THE ADVENTURES OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Through the Looking-Glass
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THE ADVENTURES OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Through the Looking-Glass

By Carroll, Lewis (Philip Gough illustrator)

London: Heirloom Library, 1951 approx. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Colour plates (8) + full page line illustrations by Philip Gough. Octavo pictorial cloth printed in blue and pink over boards (spine somewhat faded) 287pp. *Lively colour illustrations by Gough.

$13.34

L'ENFANCE DE BÉCASSINE Texte de Caumery Illustrations de J. Pinchon
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L'ENFANCE DE BÉCASSINE Texte de Caumery Illustrations de J. Pinchon

By Caumery, M.-L. illustrations by J. Pinchon

Paris: Gautier et Languereau, 1925 from ownership inscription. Hardcover. Fair. Colour illustrations to nearly every page by Joseph Porphyre Pinchon. Folio (31x22.5cm) cloth-spined pictorial boards (hinge repaired, tips and edges worn, corners creased) [2] +61pp +[1]p contents list. Ownership inscription Elizabeth Morris January 26th 1925 on pastedown. Comic book format with text below each picture, usually 6 illustrations per page. Lacks one third of one leaf (pp15-16). *An early edition of this famous French picture book, before 1925 from ownership inscription. Front cover has at foot: Édition de la "SEMAINE DE SUZETTE" 55, Quai des Grands-Augustins, Paris. On titlepage: Gautier et Languereau, Éditeurs 55, Quai des Grands-Augustins, 55 Paris. Back of titlepage has a list of 11 titles ending with "L'alphabet de Bécassine", and at foot "Copyright by Henri Gautier, 1913". Note at foot of last page: "1933-23. - Corbeil. Imprimerie Crété" below Table des Matières listing 61 stories.

$44.03

THE HOLIDAY TRAIN A Song of "Dulce Domum
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THE HOLIDAY TRAIN A Song of "Dulce Domum

By Langbridge, Frederick (1849-1922) illustrated by W.J. Webb)

London printed in Bavaria ;London: Trischler & Co. 18 New Bridge St London, 1891 according to British Library. Softcover. Good. Lithograph illustrations throughout by W.J. Webb. 188x155mm chromo card covers (rubbed/spine sewn with metallic thread) [16]pp *See Osborne Collection 647 for similar Langbridge title. The author was canon of Limerick.

$50.70

ISOSCELES A collection of 270 variant spellings by schoolboys
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ISOSCELES A collection of 270 variant spellings by schoolboys

By Cook, Brian and Colin Dixon

York: The Circle Press, 1992. Hardcover. Fine. Miniature book, 66 x 45mm, maroon gilt leather All Edges Gilt, in neat black gilt-ruled cloth-lined gift box; 14 unnumbered leaves. *The first printing of a unique collection of 270 variant spellings (269 of which are erroneous) of the word 'Isosceles', compiled over a period of 30 years teaching by Brian Cook, a schoolmaster of Leeds and Edinburgh. Augmented from an independent survey by Colin Dixon (July 1988 letter to The Times).

$50.70

AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL
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AN OLD-FASHIONED GIRL

By Alcott, Louisa M. (1832-1888) author of "Little Women" etc

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd, 1930 approx. Hardcover. Very Good-/None. Frontispiece & another black & white plate (to p300) by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) + cut down colour illustrations from original dust jacket (mounted on free endpaper and back of titlepage). Octavo red pictorial cloth (spine sl.faded/tips rubbed). Frontis + title + contents leaf +371pp +[9]pp life & writings of L.M. Alcott & other authors). *Story of how loss of fortune changes those who are friends and those who were idle and profligate are made worthy and helpful. *Dated about 1930 from last page of publisher's catalogue at end which mentions Great War 1914-1918.

$14.68

JULIA MAITLAND; or, Pride goes before a Fall
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JULIA MAITLAND; or, Pride goes before a Fall

By Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth

London: Griffith and Farran, 1857. Hardcover. Good. Hand-coloured plates [4] by John Absolon and N. Jackson Jr. Small octavo blue gilt spine titling & gilt decorative cover (signed J L) + blindstamped rules and corners to both covers (partial splitting at hinges/corners, top edges rubbed). Front pastedown with miniature seller's label E.C.Spurin Juvenile Library & Depository, New Bond Street and pencil inscription "Mary Luttrell". All Edges Gilt. Frontispiece in colour + titlepage + contents leaf + page [5] 6-98pp + 16 page catalogue New Works for the Young. A clean tight copy with fine hand-coloured illustrations of women & girls in mid-Victorian costume.

$76.05

A SAGE OF SIXTEEN New Edition illustrated in colour by James Durden
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A SAGE OF SIXTEEN New Edition illustrated in colour by James Durden

By Walford, L[ucy] B[ethia] (1845-1915)

London: Henry Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton New edition, 1911. Hardcover. Good. Colour plates (6) by James Durden. Octavo pictorial and gilt lettered cloth (rubbed/spine faded) all edges blued 275pp + publisher's catalogue. Lacks free endpaper, Xmas 1929 gift inscription to half title. A few pages with light foxing otherwise a neat clean copy.

$17.34

THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND
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THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

By Potter, Beatrix (1866-1943)

London: Frederick Warne and Co. & New York 1st edition 2nd or 3rd printing, 1913 Copyright Frederick Warne & Co. Hardcover. Good. Colour plates printed one side only, but other side counted in the pagination. Later printings are on both sides thus have many fewer pages. 16mo, 139x102mm page size. Grey-green boards with larger rectangular onlay (corners worn, lacks spine paper, neatly rebacked in matching cloth) 93pp +[1]p unnumbered last text page. Rear free endpaper has list on notice board of "Peter Rabbit" Books ending with Timmy Tiptoes [1911], then "The First Volumes of a new Series are - The Tale of Mr. Tod & The Tale of Pigling Bland". Pages crisp, no writing, no tears, no loose pages. *Pigling Bland was the last of Beatrix Potter's books published before she became Mrs. Heelis on October 14th 1913 (Leslie Linder, pp 217,429).

$50.70

THE SHIP AGROUND A tale of Adventure
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THE SHIP AGROUND A tale of Adventure

By Smith, C[icely] Fox (1882-1954) illustrated by C. Walter Hodges

London: Children's Book Club edition Oxford University Press, 1942. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Fine text illustrations by C. Walter Hodges throughout the book, jacket illustartion of fearsome pirate and ship aground by M. Sims. Octavo cream cloth in torn and partly defective illustrated dust jacket (jacket neatly repaired, cloth darkened at edges by foxing and tanning) 221pp inc. half title, Title, contents leaf and illustration leaf. Former owner's name P.A. Thomson to fly leaf. *Neat tight boy's adventure story in rarely found wartime illustrated but defective dust jacket, which describes this book (on inner front flap) as follows: "The book derives its title from the name of a public house that stood on the riverside i9n Wapping a hundred and fifty years ago or thereabouts. That is where the hero spent his childhood, and that was his point of departure on a voyage in the best TREASURE ISLAND vein that carried him to the other side of the world and back".

$20.01

THE WHITE SWANS AND OTHER TALES by Hans Andersen Illustrated by Alice Havers
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THE WHITE SWANS AND OTHER TALES by Hans Andersen Illustrated by Alice Havers

By Andersen, Hans Christian translated by Mrs. H.B. Paull

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1885 according to Osborne Collection. Hardcover. Fair. Chromoliths (15) + sepia text illustrations by Alice Havers. Oblong 180x250mm cloth-spined glazed & gilt pictorial boards (some bubbling to paper on the boards/some marks/edges worn but sound) 48pp. Some offsetting from the chromoliths to the text pages making it hard to read some words there is also adhesion damage to pp28 & 29 (the missing words have been filled in in pencil the picture only has a 1cm patch of rock missing). Some finger marking and binding staples are rusty. Lacks the free endpapers. The chromoliths are lovely and all but the one with the small patch in bright condition. Alice Havers is a talented and collected artist.

$29.35

TALES IN VERSE; FOR THE YOUNG. A new edition
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TALES IN VERSE; FOR THE YOUNG. A new edition

By Howitt, Mary (1799-1888)

London: Darton and Clark, 1860 approx. Hardcover. Good. Hand coloured plates (8). 16mo red cloth with gilt pictorial spine + red covers in black floral design with gilt title in gilt floral design to center of front cover. Rear cover with same black design but without the gilt center piece (spine mounted onto newer cloth /corners worn /edges rubbed). Hand-coloured frontispiece facing titlepage + dedication leaf + Preface [v]-vi + contents [vii]+viii + 207pp + [8]pp of educational books for sale. Front free endpaper removed. Some minor foxing but a neat copy, with illustrations rather clumsily hand-coloured.

$37.36

CROWN THE QUEEN Card Game - A Family Game for 2-3 or 4 Players of All Ages
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CROWN THE QUEEN Card Game - A Family Game for 2-3 or 4 Players of All Ages

By Burton, Elaine (Member of Parliament)

Leeds & London: John Waddington, 1953 approx. Ephemera. Good. Colour printed cards (54) with characters taking part in Queen Elizabeth's coronation. Colour printed edge rubbed but complete slipcase (slurp of green paint to bottom of box) 54 playing cards with Westminster Abbey on verso in red & characters, buildings, flags, the Queen, Archbishop, pages etc.pictured. Rules leaflet in intact box with blank Westminster Abbey card glued to lower cover of box.

$12.01

THE SEA SPLEENWORT, and other stories. Containing The Sea Spleenwort. The Mice at Play. The strayed Falcon. Illustrated
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THE SEA SPLEENWORT, and other stories. Containing The Sea Spleenwort. The Mice at Play. The strayed Falcon. Illustrated

By Yonge, Charlotte Mary] Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," etc

London: Groombridge and Sons Gift Books No.4 in Series, 1st edition, 1864 approx. Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispiece engraved by Whimper + 4 further full page plates + 9 text illustrations by D.H. Friston. 16mo blue gilt cloth to spine and cover. Both covers also decoratively blind tooled. Head and foot of spine slightly worn/corners rubbed. Frontispiece & titlepage +[146] unpaginated pages + adverts to rear inner cover listing 56 book titles. First & last end papers bit browned & with narrow fore-edge soiling else V.G.

$58.70

COBWEBS TO CATCH FLIES: or, Dialogues in Short Sentences, adapted for Children from the age of three to eight years. A New Edition
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COBWEBS TO CATCH FLIES: or, Dialogues in Short Sentences, adapted for Children from the age of three to eight years. A New Edition

By Fenn, Eleanor] but author not here named

London: Lockwood and Co, 1866 from inscription. Hardcover. Good. Frontispiece of a girl and her cat + 13 woodcuts + 8 tailpieces. 16.2 x 10.3cm blue cloth gilt title to cover and both boards prettily blindstamped (corners worn and bumped/edges rubbed/neatly respined). Newer endpapers 63pp including frontis + titlepage + contents and advertisements at end. There are 12 stories each with a dialogue between a mother and either a boy or a girl. Top of titlepage has an ink inscription "David George Gregorie May 1866" and 2 small holes not affecting text. Two other leaves with damage to blank margins, some small chips to corners or other edges but nothing near the printed area. *Reissue of work by Lady Eleanor Fenn published in various editions from about 1783, starting with The Cat in words of three letters, The Farm-Yard in words of four letters, The Toy-Shop, The Baby House, chiefly in words of six letters, etc. With delightful small illustrations reproduced from editions published about 1820.

$37.36

TRUE STORIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
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TRUE STORIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

By Leathley, Mary Elizabeth Southwell] "by author of Chickseed without Chickweed etc

London: Darton & Co. 2nd edition, 1856 approx. Hardcover. Good. Coloured plates {8] with light blue tissue paper to each plate. 16mo green embossed cloth with gilt to front cover and with blind stamping to spine and lower cover (head & foot of spine with 3mm wear, corners of covers similarly worn). Coloured frontispiece + titlepage + contents leaf + 16 pages to each of the eight parts. The contents page lists the pages from 1 to 113. Each of the sections has a colour plate facing the first page of each story and numbered at the top margin, 1 to 16 for each story. Margins at foot of pages however are paginated throughout from page 1 to 128. The reddish-brown front endpaper has a neat inscription "Florence Cotton A prize for general improvement. Hamilton House Christmas 1862". Some pages are a little tanned - mainly to blank verso of the plates.

$24.02

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