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The Fox's Frolic or a Day with the Topsy Turvy Hunt. Pictured by Harry B. Neilson. Written by Sir Francis Burnand.

By Burnand, Sir Francis & Neilson, Harry B.:

London: Wm. Collins & Co, c.1910 New edition, undated but probably 1910-20. No publihsewr given though Collins given as printer (appears they published it as well). HB. Pictorial yellow paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, and same design dustjacket. Large oblong format, unpaginated. With pictorial title page, and 19 full page colour illustrationsby Harry Neilson, with the text on the opposite page, plus one b&w page, and other colour and line drawing illustrations by him. The story imagines if foxes hunted a human- ie just like a traditinal fox hunt but with foxes riding horses and hounds and following in a vintage car etc. Very Good book in Good jacket. Mostly clean bright covers with light wear to edges, and small marks with bump to top rear edge. Pages bright, slight browning to endpapers. Jacket is mostly clean but main fault is large tears (some repaired with sellotape), and some losses to back and front edges.


Alec's Adventures in Railwayland.

By Rolt, L.T.C.:

London: Ian Allan, 1964 First edition. Paperback: pictorial card wrappers, stapled. 46pp. With line drawings in plates and text by M.D. Calvert. Fantasy story about a boy's railway journey, by the prolific transport author. Very Good copy. Light wear to edges of wrapper. Rust to staples in centre, otherwise clean and bright.


The Children's Crusade. Illustrated by Christine Price.

By Treece, Henry:

London: The Bodley Head, 1960 First reprint. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket . 158pp. Historical novel about the crusade of children in the thirteenth century from France to the Holy Land. With jacket and line drawings by Christine Price, and a map. Good+ in Good+ jacket. Main pages clean, browning to closed edges and endpapers; cover has some bumps and marks and a rucked area of cloth . Name to flyleaf. Jacket worn with handling marks to back panel.


The Bridge. Written and Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.

By Steadman, Ralph:

London: Collins, 1974 First English edition (originally published in Switzerland n 1972). HB. Colour pictorial boards, no dustjacket probably as issued. Unpaginated large quarto. With colour illustrations by Steadman throughout. Story about peace and war (a cold war parable?). Very Good. Covers have a few light marks and edge rubbing. Name to front free andpaper.


More Goops and How Not To Be Them. A Manual of Manners for Impolite Infants Depicting the Characteristics of Many Naughty and Thoughtless Children with Instructive Illustrations.

By Burgess, Gelett:

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, c.1940 Fourteenth printing of book originally published in 1903. Probably from style c.1940. HB. Pictorial brown cloth, lettered in black with black, green and brown printed images to front cover. Unpaginated quarto. With line drawings by the author throughout, around and opposite his verse texts. A Very Good copy. Near Fine, Clean, bright covers and pages, . One lower margin has very small loss to edge. Small book plate inside front cover with gift inscription, 1944. Lovely copy.


Missee Lee.

By Ransome, Arthur:

London: Jonathan Cape, 1941 First edition. HB. Dark green cloth with gilt title to spine and blind-stamped title to front cover, and pictorial dustjacket. 336pp. With coloured maps to endpapers showing Miss Lee's Islands and 26 line drawings in text, including frontispiece. Further adventures of Swallows and Amazons. Fine book in Very Good jacket, which is price-clipped (under price label of 8/6) and has colour fade to spine , with very light wear to edges. Overall a very nice clean copy.


Aunt Judy's Christmas Volume for 1872. With Illustrations by H. Paterson, F. Gilbert, A.W. Bayes, A.W. Cooper etc

By Gatty, Mrs Alfred (ed.):

London: Bell and Daldy, 1872 First edition. HB. Green original cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and blind stamped title and decorations to front, and back covers. 759pp, h: 19.5cm. With b&w steel engravings from line drawings in plates and text, including tissue-guarded frontispiece. An anthology of stories, articles and 12 poems, on a wide range of subjects by various authors. Examples: Nature at the Cape of Good Hope; The Snake Charmers of India; The Teapot by Hans Christian Andersen; The Origin of Engraving; The Peace Egg, A Christmas Tale. Very Good copy. Pages are clean and well-bound, closed edges darkened, cloth of covers lightly rubbed and some dulling to spine gilt. Nice copy.


The Mysterious Toyshop. A Fairy Tale. With decorations by Wyndham Payne.

By Beaumont, Cyril W.:

London: C.W. Beaumont, 1924 First edition. HB. Colour pictorial paper-covered boards designed by Wyndham Payne, with cloth spine lettered in gilt, and paper title label pasted to front cover; no dustjacket probably as issued. 32pp, tall octavo. Hand-cut page edges. With 3 colour plates from pictures by Payne, and coloured vignette illustrations in text by him throughout. A nicely produced book in Very Good condition, with light foxing to paper throughout, though images largely unaffected.


The Lord of The Rushie River

By Barker, Cicely Mary:

London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son Limited no date Undated but early (1930's?). Hardcover with dustjacket dw, 11x14cm, pictorial paper covers, 48pp, 12 coloured plates. Dustjacket unclipped with 3shilling price ,pages have very light foxing in places covers clean no inscriptions. Nice tidy copy.


The Green Coated Boy

By Dixon, Marjorie Kennedy, Richard:

London, Faber & Faber, 1957 Hardcover, First Edition with dustjacket,200 pages, with illustrations by Richard Kennedy. The story of a Canoe trip up the Shannon in search of a black Billy-Goat. a Fine copy in a near Fine dustjacket. No inscriptions, not price clipped with only a slight hint of edge wear,


The Story of the Seaside.

By Goodall, John S.:

London: Andre Deutsch, 1990 First edition. HB. Laminated colour pictprial boards, no dustjacket probably as issued. 54pp, oblong (landscape) format. The book consists of Goodall's watercolour panorama views of (mostly) British seaside resorts and holidays at various times in history from George III to the 1990s; the double page spreads have smaller leaves inserted at centres which increase the width of each page view . The only text is the titles of the scenes, at the front. A beautiful and unusual book, in Fine condition.


Kensuke's KIngdom. With Illustrations by Michael Foreman.

By Morpurgo, Michael:

London: Heinemann, 1999 First edition. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket by Michael Foreman. 165pp. With b&w line and wash drawings by Foreman in text, and drawn maps to endpapers. Very Good+ in Fine jacket. Name to margin of title page.


The Secret Garden. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen.

By Burnett, Frances Hodgson:

Dorking, Surrey: Templar Publishing, 2010 Fourth impression of new edition, published to mark the centenary of the book. HB. Green cloth boards, and colour pictorial dustjacket by Robert Ingpen. 240pp, quarto. With colour illustrations from paintings by Robert Ingpen in text throughout, some whole page. Pictorial endpapers. With introduction on Burnett and brief illustrator's note. Near Fine copy, (Very Good+), with gift inscription on half-title page.


The Barkingtons. Pictures by Flavia Gág.

By Palmer, Robin:

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1948 First illustrated edition? (Dated both 1946 for story and 1948 for artists in copyright information). HB. Grey cloth lettered in green to spine and front, with vignette of boy and cat to front cover, no dustjacket . 112pp. With 14 colour illustrations (mostly whole page) and b&w drawings in text. Pictorial endpapers. Story of a close American family with many children. Very Good. Clean covers and pages, some small stain marks to first few pages, a little slackening of binding. Owner's name inside front covcer, 1951.


The Circus of Adventure. With Illustrations by Stuart Tresilian.

By Blyton, Enid:

London: Macmillan, 1952 First edition. HB. Pictorial cloth printed in blue and black on cream cloth, and pictorial dustjacket . 316pp. With frontispiece and line drawings in text (some whole page) by Stuart Tresilian. A near Fine copy: clean, bright covers, clean pages with very faint light handling smudges to fore-edge. Jacket bright and clean, just some light rubbing to edges with very small corner chips.


Missee Lee.

By Ransome, Arthur:

London: Jonathan Cape, 1941 First edition. HB. Dark green cloth with gilt title to spine and blind-stamped title to front cover, no dustjacket. 336pp. With coloured maps to endpapers showing Miss Lee's Islands and 26 line drawings in text, including frontispiece. Further adventures of Swallows and Amazons. A Good+ copy. Bright gilt to covers, rubbed cover edges. Clean inside overall with light tanning to edges and endpapers. Original owner's name to flyleaf margin and gift inscription on second blank.


The Lord of The Rushie River

By Barker, Cicely Mary:

London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son Limited no date Undated but early (1930's?). Hb, no dw, 11x14cm, pictorial paper covers, 48pp, 12 coloured plates. New spine. Plates ,pages and covers clean no inscriptions. Nice tidy copy.


Martin of Old London.

By Strang, Herbert:

London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, c.1925 First edition. Undated by publisher, but the cover and jacket art are dated '25. HB. Pictorial paper-covered boards and same design wrap-around dustjacket, by C. Eyles. 158pp, quarto. With colour plate frontispiece by C.E. Brock, pictorial title page, and 12 line drawings by Brock in text. Historical fiction. Attractive cover and jacket art, and some expressive drawings. Very Good in Very Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Clean, bright covers, light rubbing to edges, binding sound and pages generally clean- some brown spotting to closed edges. Jacket clean, with chipped edges: small losses.


Will-O'-The-Wisps or, Lights and Sprites

By Wallace Lady Maxwell:

London: Bell and Daldy, 1862 Childrens' fiction. Translated from the German by Lady Maxwell Wallace. Slim HB, 125pp, with small b/w illustrations.Lacks frontis plate and rear endpaper. Advertising by the publisher late. Inscription to FEP. Very light foxing early and late. Vertical tear to rear end paper. Gilt lettering to front board. Boards and spine lighlty rubbed. Spine sunned. A G+ copy


A Book of Swimming. A Puffin Picture Book.

By Bassett-Lowke, Janet & Roberts, Lunt:

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1946 First edition, an early Puffin (no.46). HB. Pictorial boards. 32pp, oblong format. With colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Decorative endpapers of fish and Penguin motifs. Good. Pages generally clean and bright, a little foxing near front; well-bound. Covers are bright though worn with abrasions to edges and to margins and some light browning patches to back; a few impression scratches.


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