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Phiz, The Man Who Drew Dickens
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Phiz, The Man Who Drew Dickens

By Lester Valerie Browne SIGNED COPY

London: Chatto & Windus, 2004 Hardback, 155mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp xiv + double-leaf pedigree + 269, with a title-page vignette and a total of 98 drawings in the text + 16pp of plates containing a total of 46 b/w photographs. Fine, in the original maroon cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine and unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper. A First Issue of the First Edition, signed in full by the Author to the title-page.. Signed by the Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo..

$33.41

Les Contes de Ma Grand'mère Tirés des Contes de Perrault, de Grimm, de Mesdames d'Aulnay, Leprince de Beaumont Etc. [ Bibliothèque Rouge en Couleurs. ]
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Les Contes de Ma Grand'mère Tirés des Contes de Perrault, de Grimm, de Mesdames d'Aulnay, Leprince de Beaumont Etc. [ Bibliothèque Rouge en Couleurs. ]

By De Perrault and others .

Vincennes: Les Arts Graphiques, 1912 Hardback, 130mm x 186mm tall (5.25" x 7.75" approx.). 165pp and 12 full-colour illustrations, including a frontispiece and 10 further single-sided plates. Hand-written gift inscription to blank verso of frontispiece plate and spine sunned. Otherwise very good in the blind-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt titles and with the 12th colour-illustration laid-down to the front cover, as issued.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Illus. by Folkard, Charles. Sm 8vo..

$73.51

In Chimney Corners. Merry Tales of Irish Folk Lore
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In Chimney Corners. Merry Tales of Irish Folk Lore

By MacManus, Seumas

London & New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899 Hardback, 130mm x 205mm tall (5.25" x 8" approx.). Pp xviii, 281, with a b/w pictorial title-page, plus a tissue-guarded coloured frontispiece plate, 7 further colour plates, and 6 chapter head & tail-piece line drawings. Original coloured pictorial cloth-covered boards somewhat rubbed and marked to spine, but internally very good. Blind-stamp impression of Keele University to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf and, to the front free endpaper, the signature of Charles Sarolea. [ Professor Charles Sarolea [ Charles Louis-Camille Sarolea ] (1870-1953), noted Belgian philologist and author who settled in Scotland.]. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Covers marked, internally Vg/No d/w. Illus. by Smith, Pamela Colman. Sm 8vo..

$100.24

The Red, White and Blue
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The Red, White and Blue

By Murray, S.M.

London & New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1900 Landscape-style hardback, 320mm x 253mm tall (12.75" x 10" approx.). 24pp + double-folding [double leaf-sized] colour frontispiece of the Royal Yacht on the occasion of the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Naval Review in 1897, with surrounding verse; b/w photo-illustrated title-page with verse; b/w plate with a painting of four children in a small sailing boat, by John H Bacon (?); 10 further colour-plates from paintings by various maritime artists, of a) the Pleasure Steamer 'La Marguerite', 'Whaling', A Peninsular & Oriental steamship leaving the Thames en-route to Australia captioned 'The Greyhound of the Seas'; 'The Powerful' in Durban Bay during the Boer War with verse entitled "The 'Handy' Men"; A ship in danger of imminent attack by a torpedo-boat and cruiser; Nelson's 'Victory'; 'The Trawler'; 'Sailing in the Bay'; 'A Brig Towed into Port', & 'A Full-Rigged Ship', each colour-plate accompanied by a description or verse printed in blue, Plus 21 further illustrations in the text in b/w or line, including a small Caldecott drawing. Undated, but circa 1900. Good, in the original colour-illustrated, cream paper-covered boards/red cloth spine, and with Thomas Nelson & Sons green-printed logo (upside-down) on rear board. An uncommon and wonderfully 'gung-ho' production, seemingly designed to convince British youngsters to go to sea and impress upon them that a cabin-boy might rise to become an Admiral of the Fleet.. First & Only Edition?.

$126.97

Selborne Nature Readers No. 4 - Senior. Glimpses and Gleanings
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Selborne Nature Readers No. 4 - Senior. Glimpses and Gleanings

By Kiddell, C.G., B.A., F.L.S.

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1928 Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). 204pp, with 55 b/w photos plus a coloured frontispiece and 2 further full-colour plates/ Fingertip-sized area of fade to the spine top, otherwise fine, in the original binding of quarter black cloth/red & black-illustrated green boards/red title, with endpapers illustrated with sepia photos of fungi, by the Rev. P.J. Alexander.. Second Edition. Quarter Cloth & Boards. Almost Fine/Later loose protective Jacket. Sm 8vo.

$20.05

The Gospel By Signal. Simple Methods of Visible Illustration Applied to Bible Subjects
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The Gospel By Signal. Simple Methods of Visible Illustration Applied to Bible Subjects

By Webster, A.W. & Dryburgh, Rev. Wm., M.A., D.B.

London: The Sunday School Union, 1904 Uncommon, only four copies listed on Copac. Hardback, 120mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp x, 137 + 1p Publisher's advert, with a full-colour, double-page frontispiece illustrating a total of 36 signalling flags and line-drawn illustrations in the text. Spine lightly faded with a couple of minor edge-rubs, otherwise very good, in the original black-printed, art-nouveau-decorated, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/top edge green, with Webster's signed, hand-written presentation inscription, dated May 1904, to the toned front free endpaper.. Inscribed & Signed. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Sm 8vo.

$60.14

Brambly Hedge Poster Book
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Brambly Hedge Poster Book

By Barklem, Jill

London: HarperCollins, 1991 405mm x 305mm tall (16" x 12" approx.). Unpaginated, but 24pp including a full-colour title-page vignette, and with 11 full-page colour plates each with a facing page of text. A very light crease to the foot of the rear cover, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated, soft-card covers.. First Edition Thus. Very Good. Folio.

$86.87

Heads Bodies & Legs - Baby Puffin Book No. 6
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Heads Bodies & Legs - Baby Puffin Book No. 6

By Wirth-Miller, Denis & Chopping, Richard

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1951 110mm x 178mm tall (4.25" x 7" approx.). Unpaginated, but 32pp including covers, the inner leaves trisected as required, the whole printed in full colour, apart from the two preliminary text pages and the green, black & white double-page picture of the magician and his assistant to the final two pages. Had the previous owner not seen fit to add his name in three fairly discreet places on the covers the condition could have been described as Almost Fine.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$86.87

Robin Hood
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Robin Hood

By Bantock, Nick [with paper engineering by Nick Bantock & Dennis K. Meyer ]

New York: Viking Penguin, 1993 Hardback,155mm x 160mm tall (6" x 6.25" approx.). 12pp, including paste-downs, with six pop-ups and four other moving features. Very good, in the original colour-illustrated laminated boards/black titles.. First Edition Thus. Boards. Very Good.

$6.68

Books !
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Books !

By McCain, Murray & Alcorn, John

London: Jonathan Cape & the National Book League, 1963 Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25"approx.). 48 un-numbered pages, illustrated throughout in colour. A veritable cornucopia of typographic art and design. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise almost fine, in the original yellow cloth-covered boards/black & red titles, and with the unclipped and almost fine illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. Illus. by Alcorn, John.

$66.83

Fishing for Trout with Mr. Cherry and Jim
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Fishing for Trout with Mr. Cherry and Jim

By Venables, Bernard

London: Ernest Benn Limited [ An Angling Times book ], 1972 Landscape-format 222mm x 178mm tall (8.75" x 7" approx.). 32pp illustrated by line-drawings throughout. Scar of price label removal to front cover, otherwise very good, in the original illustrated soft-card covers. Postage will be reduced for this item.. Third Impression. Good.

$13.37

The Child's Magazine and Sunday-Scholar's Companion for the Year 1835. New Series Vol. 5 [ Vol. 12 from the Commencement ]

By Anon

14, City Road, London: J. Mason, 1835 69mm x 110mm tall (2.75" x 4.25" approx.). Pp (iii), 384, with a frontispiece, a title-vignette for each of the twelve monthly sections and sundry further engravings in the text. Prelims foxed and one intenal joint reinforced with clear paper tape, otherwise good, in contemporary gilt-ruled, red leather-covered boards/gilt spine title/all edges gilt. This year's edition not listed in COPAC. Postage will be adjusted for this small volume.. First & Only Edition Thus. Full Leather. Good.

$40.10

La Guerre Sur Les Toits [i.e. "The War on the roofs" (between chimney-sweeps)]
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La Guerre Sur Les Toits [i.e. "The War on the roofs" (between chimney-sweeps)]

By Tinant, Robert

Paris: Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Recréation, 1884 Hardback,212mm x 272mm tall (8.25" x 10.75" approx.). 8 single-sided colour-plate leaves, disbound but retained in the original colour-illustrated paper-covered boards/red cloth spine. Although loose, the plates themselves are in very good condition. An uncommon illustrated children's book.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Boards. Fair/No d/w. Illus. by Dessins Par Tinant. 4to..

$66.83

The Peter Rabbit Music Books Book 1, Six Easy Pieces for Pianoforte
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The Peter Rabbit Music Books Book 1, Six Easy Pieces for Pianoforte

By Le Fleming, Christopher

London: J & W Chester Ltd & Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 1935 242mm x 305mm tall (9.75" x 12" approx.). 17pp with illustrations by Beatrix Potter. Original soft-card binding, sewn and not stapled, with colour-illustrated front cover. Almost fine. Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Almost Fine.

$60.14

By the Way Ballads Being Some Trivial Tales in Varied Verse with Numerous Illustrations by Frank Reynolds & John Hassall

By Sapte, W. Jr.

London: Sands and Co., 1901 Hardback, 140mm x 210mm tall (5.5" x 8.25" approx.). Pp (viii), 155 + 6pp Publisher's adverts, with 69 illustrations. Signature of 1902 owner, one G.E. Friend, to front pastedown, otherwise good, in the original black-printed, pictorial orange cloth-covered boards/black titles.. First Edition. Illus. by Reynolds, Frank & Hassall, John.

$40.10

My Book
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My Book

By Bantock, Myrrha & Barcroft, Dorothea

London & New York: Boosey & Co. Ltd. , 1926 Hardback, 250mm x 313mm tall (9.75" x 12.25" approx.). Pp (iv), 31 + 1p adverts, with words and illustrations, some printed in red & black, by Myrrha Bantock and music by Dorothea Barcroft. Original binding of quarter cloth & colour-printed paper-covered boards, somewhat toned and with rubs to free corners and a little inconsequential external condensation staining. Internally, endpapers toned and some light foxing, esp. to prelims, otherwise good.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Quarter Cloth & Boards. Fair/no d/w.

$20.05

A Children's Alphabet in Rhyme and Colour
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A Children's Alphabet in Rhyme and Colour

By Blumberg, Rosa D'A., M.B.E., A.R.M.C.M.

Southport: Printed by the Southport Guardian Ltd for the Publisher, Rosa d'a(mim) Blumberg, 1955 Postage will be reduced for this light item.135mm x 178mm tall (5.5" x 7" approx.). 51pp. Each of the 26 colour plates is accompanied by a page of verse, the text and illustrations being printed in various combinations of blue, green, red & orange. Some minor external marks and a feint crease to the lower free corner of the front cover and first four leaves, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated thin white card covers/red comb binder. Undated, but COPAC has it as 1955.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Good/No d/w. Illus. by Bass, Frank G., D.F.A. (LOND.), A.T.D. & Moreland, Francis, A.T.D..

$37.42

The Child in the Midst. A Guide to New Sunday School Methods
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The Child in the Midst. A Guide to New Sunday School Methods

By Hayes, Ernest B.

London: Methodist Sunday School Dept., 1936 Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 143pp with a frontispiece plate and 5 further text figs. Very good, in the original black-printed, illustrated green cloth-covered boards/black titles, and with edge-chipped, but otherwise very good, unclipped dust-wrapper.. Sixth, Revised & Rewritten Edn, 1st Thus. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Good.

$16.71

Around a Cornfield [expressed on the front cover as Corn-Field ]
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Around a Cornfield [expressed on the front cover as Corn-Field ]

By Cooke, Mordecai Cubitt [ Uncle Matt ]

London, Edinburgh and New York: T. Nelson and Sons, 1895 Postage will be reduced for this light item. Hardback,120mm x 180mm tall (4.75" x 7,25" approx.). 98pp with 26 line-drawn text figs. plus two [one a frontispiece] attractive chromo colour plates each with four illustrations; plus 16pp of Publisher's adverts, with illustrations. Prize label to the front pastedown from Edinburgh Merchant Company School, George Watson College for Boys, Headmaster Geo. Ogilvie, M.A., LL.D.and signed by the teacher, one Jean Rosie Davidson, awarding the book to a David Gilchrist of Class F, 1st Div. as a prize for 6th. Arithmetic in the Session 1896-7. Endpapers toned and light rubs to hd/tl of spine and a few inconsequential external marks, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated, turquoise cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. An uncommon edition and binding.. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$26.73

Battery Toys, the Modern Automata
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Battery Toys, the Modern Automata

By Moran, Brian

Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1984 Hardback 222mm x 287mm tall (8.75" x 11.25" approx.). 165pp with hundreds of full-colour illustrations showing a very wide range of battery-operated toys [including such favourites as the Drumming Bunny and Robbie the Robot], Very good, in the original colour-illustrated laminated boards/marbled endpapers. As this book will weigh over a kilo when packed, some additional postage may be required.. For details of the cheapest mailing option, please ask before placing your order. First Edition. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Very Good/no d/w. Sm Folio.

$24.06

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