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The Green Fairy Book
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The Green Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang [Editor]

London and New York: Longmans, Green & Co, 1895 A very good copy of the 4th impression of the Green Fairy Book in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt designs and title. With the original endpapers and aeg. With full page and text illustrations by H J Ford. The binding is in very good clean condition with a very bright spine, front and back board. There is light pulling to the top and bottom of the spine and light corner wear. There is a small cloth scuff at the spine joint with the back board and a couple of small marks to the back board. The original black endpapers are present, with a couple of very slight marks to the rear endpapers. There is an ink inscription to the half title dated Xmas 1897. Contents are in very good clean condition with sporadic light foxing.

$136.28

Florence Arnott; or, Is She Generous?
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Florence Arnott; or, Is She Generous?

London : Benjamin L Green, Juvenile and School Depository A fair copy in the original decorative card binding with elaborate design and titles to front and rear. Vol 3 in Green's Juvenile Library. Undated but with advertisement for Green's Illuminated Almanac for 1850 'now ready' at the rear - suggesting an 1849 date. The binding has wear but is reasonably clean and sound. There is a small indentation to the bottom boards. Contents with black and white frontispiece and vignette title, and with 5pp of publisher's ads at the rear. Contents clean but with some spotting and occasional brown marks. Green was a bookseller who specialised in cheap books and in supplying books to Sunday Schools.

$27.26

The Lottery and Murad the Unlucky. Miss Edgeworth's Popular Tales
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The Lottery and Murad the Unlucky. Miss Edgeworth's Popular Tales

By Maria Edgeworth

Halifax: Milner and Sowerby, 1860 A nice early copy in the original decorative card covers with black and white frontispiece and vignette title page. The binding has a flower design and titles to the front and a list of Milner and Sowerby's Juvenile Books at the rear. Contents: advertisement for Popular Tales and Juvenile Stories; frontispiece with signature dated 1862 to verso; vignette title; plain title 1860; text; publisher's adverts 4pp. Binding is nice and clean and in good condition; contents in very good condition.

$27.26

The Arabian Nights Entertainments
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The Arabian Nights Entertainments

By Andrew Lang

London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co, 1898 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with gilt picture to the front board and gilt titles and illustration to the spine. Aeg. Lang used the french version of Monsieur Galland as the basis for his collection. With numerous illustrations by H J Ford. The binding is bright and clean. There is pulling with slight fraying to the top and bottom of the spine and wear to edges, including the cloth at the spine joints. There is a small bump affecting the bottom edge of the front board close to the spine joint. Slight marking to back board and some corner wear. The original black endpapers are present. Contents slightly shaken (stitching is visible circa pp 64/5 but the book is sound) but clean. Some pages have light spotting and there is occasional light marking, mostly to outer side margins.

$197.61

The Lilac Fairy Book
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The Lilac Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang [editor]

London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1910 A good copy of the1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 6 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by H J Ford. The binding has gilt decoration to front board and decoration and titles to the spine. Aeg. The binding is tight, with a reasonably clean and bright front board that has a little spotting towards the bottom. The lilac colour is faded towards the spine which is also faded, with some pulling to the top and bottom. It is slightly cocked to the front. The back board has some spotting and some light staining towards the outer side edge. The rear corners are slightly turned. The contents are complete with a 2 page publisher's listing at the rear. They are generally very clean, but with occasional marking - most generally at the edges.

$327.07

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By Grimm; Mrs Edgar Lucas [translator]

London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1909 A very good copy of the 1st enlarged Rackham edition of Grimm's Tales with 40 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations and designs. Rackham first illustrated Grimm in 1900 and this edition contains reworked and new illustrations. In newer full leather binding by Colin Kerr, an Orkney craftsman who specialised in furniture-making, wood sculpture and decorative bookbinding. He completed a number of commemorative bindings for the local Council, and, as an avid book collector, rebound older books where the binding was poor. This binding is in tan and cream leather, with titles and design to spine copying the original gilt illustration from the cloth binding. New marbled endpapers have been added. The contents are complete, and the tipped-in plates and tissue-guards are in very good clean condition. 5 plates have slight inner bottom corner tip creases. There is some light marking particularly noticeable on side margins and there are small repaired edge tears to the bottom margin of 6 pages. Please enquire if you would like to see more images to further assess condition.

$885.82

Hans Andersen\'s Fairy Tales
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By Hans Andersen

London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1917 A good copy in the original red cloth binding with 16 tipped-in colour plates and 35 full page black and white illustrations by W Heath Robinson. The second issue with Heath Robinson's work - the black and white illustrations are particularly memorable. The binding is in fair condition, with pulling to the top and bottom of the spine and bumping and wear to corners. The spine is faded. Internally there is an inscription to the fep dated 1917. The contents are in very good clean condition. There is occasional light spotting which is mostly to top margins, but is visible on the title page and noticeable at pp 48/9 and 95. The stitching is visble at p48, but the book is sound.

$204.42

Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Caroll

London: J Coker and Co., Ltd A good copy in the original decorative card binding with pasted colour picture of Alice with the White Rabbit. Undated but probably around 1907-15. With colour frontispiece and 7 further colour plates by Bessie Pease, and decorative borders by G P Micklewright. The binding has a red cloth spine, which is faded and worn, particularly at the top and bottom. There is edge and corner-wear to the boards. There is some slight indentation to the pasted picture visible in some lights. The contents are complete and very clean and bright.

$109.02

Alice\'s Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Caroll

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1907 A good to very good copy of the 2nd edition of 'The Little Folks' Edition' of Alice, with 32 coloured illustrations by John Tenniel. In the original red decorative cloth binding with titles and white rabbit to front board, and titles to spine. The binding is sound and clean, with some mottling to the boards (mostly the back board), and light wear to edges (including spine joints), and corners. Internally there is an inscription dated 1907 to the fep, which also has a little pencil marking. The contents are very clean and in very good condition with the occasional light spot or mark. Scarce.

$245.30

Stories from the Arabian Nights
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Stories from the Arabian Nights

By Laurence Housman

Nottingham: Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd, Nottingham A near fine copy with 20 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Edmund Dulac. It is undated but was produced in the 1920's/30's by Hodder and Stoughton in an exclusive deal with the Boots Company, who, at that time, had book departments in their stores. The wrapper has advertisements for other Boots publications and notes that buyers could get a special deal and pay only 5s 11d with 9d postage. This copy has a good to very good wrapper. It is very clean with a little repaired edge nibbling and a couple of small holes. It is in a removable protective wrap. The red brown decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front board and gilt design to front board is in near fine clean condition. Contents, including tipped-in frontispiece and 19 further tipped-in plates in near fine clean condition. There is an inscription to the half title dated Xmas 1934. One plate has been tipped in on the skew. A very nice copy.

$109.02

Fairy Tales
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Fairy Tales

By Hans Andersen

London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924 A very good copy of the 1st edition - the 'edition du luxe' - in full gilt-decorated vellum binding, signed by Kay Nielsen. With 12 tipped-in colour plates, 16 full page black and white plates and numerous designs by Nielsen. This was Nielsen's third book illustration. He began the work in 1912 but the disruption caused by World War I meant that it was not published until 1924 - and although a beautiful production it could not afford the number of plates that embellished East of the Sun, West of the Moon, his previous work. The market for expensive illustrated gift books declined significantly after the War and Nielsen only illustrated two more works before moving to Copenhagen and working on set designs for the theatre. This book is number 119 of 500 printed. The vellum binding has bright illustration. It has some grubbiness and darkening to the spine; a slight bump to the bottom front corner; and slight marking to the back board, particularly the bottom corner. The spine is cocked to the front. Top page edges are gilt; side edge is untrimmed. The contents are in very bright and clean condition; occasional very light spotting to tissue guards. There is a slight crease to the tissue guard to the frontispiece and a small light brown area to the bottom margin of p 153 (lightly mirrored on 152). There is a small scuff and slight loss to the bottom of the rear free endpaper. A very nice copy.

$3270.72

Little Brother, Little Sister
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Little Brother, Little Sister

By Grimm

London : Constable & Co. Ltd, 1917 A good copy of the first illustrated trade edition illustrated by Arthur Rackham in the original decorative cloth binding. With 12 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations and designs. This work was designed to complement an earlier collection of Grimm's tales illustrated by Rackham, and contains 40 stories including Snow White and Rose Red, and The Twelve Brothers. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is pulled, particularly at the top and there is a little edge and corner bumping. There is a small brown line at the top of the front board (?paint?). The decorative endpapers are present, with some toning to the free endpapers. The contents are a little shaken, but very clean, with most of the text pages unopened. The plates have loose tissue-guards, some of which are creased, and all of which are browned. The tipped-in plates are clean and bright. The frontispiece has several small creases to the inner corner tip; 3 plates have a small crease close to the inner tip and 2 have a crease at the tip.

$299.82

Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures
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Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures

By E V B

London : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle A good copy of the 1st edition in the decorative cloth binding with 10 colour plates and numerous line drawings by Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1916). Undated but 1875. Beauty and the Beast is said to be one of her best works, with beautiful imagery and colouring. The binding has been rebacked adding a new spine, which is darker than the boards and has become slightly speckled over time. The boards are very bright. The top corner of the front board is bumped. All page edges gilt. There are detailed scholarly pencil notes to the front pastedown endpaper and a pencil inscription to the verso of the fep. Contents with frontispiece, guard, title page and text wth 9 further colour plates with guards and black and white designs. There is a repaired tear to the gutter of the frontispiece guard; and some repaired tearing (with slight loss) to the side margin of the title page. The black border to the title page has some smudging to the top, which has offset to the frontispiece guard. There is spotting to the verso of the fep; frontispiece; and to a number of the plate margins. Occasional light spots elsewhere. Contents otherwise tightly bound and generally clean.

$674.59

Peepshow Pictures. A Novel Picture Book for Children
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Peepshow Pictures. A Novel Picture Book for Children

By Ernest Nister

London and New York: Ernest Nister. E P Dutton & Co A good copy of this classic pop-up book with 4 working pop-ups. Undated but 1890's. The pictorial card binding is clean with some wear to corners and edges. The linen spine is disintegrating. Internally, the endpapers have a decorative floral design. They are splitting at the front hinge and there is an old signature to the fep which is partly reflected in lighter paper on the title page. The text with beautiful line illustrations is clean with brown toning, particularly to edges. The 4 pop-ups are intact and in good working order.

$613.26

The Brown Fairy Book
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The Brown Fairy Book

By Andrew Lang

London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green & Co, 1904 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of this relatively scarce Fairy Book, in the original brown decorative cloth binding with 8 colour and many black and white illustrations. It has been rebacked and restitched, preserving the original spine and endpapers, so the book is sound and tight. The front board has bright gilt decoration and slight corner wear. The spine is faded. The back board has some corner wear and slight marking. All page edges gilt.The contents are generally clean with the odd mark eg some spotting and marking in the margins of pp 72-81; some spotting pp 85 and 128; and some marking p 214. There are professional paper repairs to the half title; the verso of the frontispiece and to the top margin of p110. Pp 207-220 have had the corner tips turned over at one time.

$252.12

Whispers from Fairyland
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Whispers from Fairyland

By E H Knatchbull-Hugessen [Lord Brabourne]

London : Longmans, Green, and Co, 1875 A good copy of this nineteenth century collection of fairy stories written by Knatchbull-Hugessen, who was a Member of Parliament, and later known as Lord Brabourne. He dedicates the book to the 'Mothers of England' stating 'because it is to them and to their guidance of the home-life of their children that England has owed her greatness'. The book is in contemporary quarter morocco leather binding, with title label to spine. The leather is worn, particularly on the joints but the binding is currently sound. Cloth corners have wear and the cloth is darkened and grubby to edges. Contents with black and white frontispiece and 7 further black and white plates. Title page with vignette. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown. Endpapers and initial and final pages are spotty. The remainder of the contents are lightly toned to edges but clean. There is a small nick to the top margin of p 151.

$54.51

Tanglewood Tales
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Tanglewood Tales

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 14 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac in greek style. Undated, but 1918 1st trade edition. This was one of the last de luxe colour books illustrated by Dulac as World War I effectively destroyed the market. The production quality is lower - with thinner paper and binding as testament to its production during the last year of the war. The binding is bright and clean. The cloth is bubbled towards the bottom corner of the front board and the spine is lightly pulled. The bottom front corner is slightly bumped and the book overall is a little shaken but sound. The decorative grey endpapers are present, with an armorial bookplate of Adolph H C Wenger to the front pastedown. Contents with tipped in frontispiece, title page and text with 13 further tipped-in plates. The contents are clean and the plates are in very good condition. There is a small splash mark (?tea) to the bottom margin of p 128 and the corresponding plate mount margin (but not the plate).The paper is lightly toned.

$245.30

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By Hans Andersen

Nottingham: Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd, Nottingham A nice copy of Andersen's Fairy Tales in original (and rare) dustwrapper with 16 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by W Heath Robinson. This edition was produced by Hodder and Stoughton in an arrangement with Boots Pure Drug Co. It is undated but there is a signature dated Xmas 1930 on the fep. The dustwrapper is complete and clean and in near fine condition. There is slight edge rumpling and a small tear which has been repaired and is only visible inside the wrapper. It is in a removable protective wrap. The red cloth binding has gilt decoration and titles to the front board and is bright and clean. There is slight mottling towards the edge of the front board, which has a very slight warp to the top corner. The back board has some mottling but again is clean. Spine with very slight pulling at top and bottom. The contents, with tipped in colour frontispiece and 15 further tipped in plates, and numerous in-text and full-page black and white illustrations are in very good clean condition. The red dye from the binding has bled onto the front and rear pastedown in the top corners - with the odd spot also on the rear free endpaper. Both areas are hidden by the wrapper. There is some light spotting to the corner margins of the final text page.

$122.65

A Wonder Book
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A Wonder Book

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

London, New York, & Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, 1922 A very good copy in the original red decorative cloth binding with 16 tipped-in colour plates and 8 tinted full page plates by Arthur Rackham. With fair to good dust wrapper. Undated but 1922 1st edition in this form. The wrapper has a pasted picture and titles to the front cover. There is loss to the top of the spine and edge nibbling at the bottom of the spine and the flap joints and along the top edge of the back cover. It has had some repair. The flaps are quite small but there is no indication that they have been trimmed. The jacket is in a removable protective wrap. The binding has blind stamped titles and a gilt design to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. It is very bright and clean with just slight pulling and corner wear. Top page edges green. The decorative endpapers are clean with a small signature dated December 1926 to the top of the front pastedown. The contents, with tissue-guarded frontispiece, decorative title page and text with numerous designs as well as the tipped-in and tinted plates, is in very good clean condition. The tissue guard to the frontispiece is beginning to detach at the top and there is slight spotting to the title page and rear endpapers. The stitching is visible at p80 but the book is sound. There is some spotting to the foredge. A very good copy in rare wrapper.

$708.66

Cinderella Panorama Book. Six Magnificent Scenes
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Cinderella Panorama Book. Six Magnificent Scenes

London and Glasgow: Collins Panorama book with 6 scenes from Cinderella that appear theatre style when the book is opened out so that the front and back board touch. Undated but circa 1930's. The scenes are complete and in very good working condition. The binding is rubbed - particularly to board edges and the cloth spine is very pulled and frayed. There are instructions to the inside of the front board and a pocket for a clip to hold the boards together on the verso of the first scene. There are rust marks around the pocket and on the instructions page - probably caused by the original clip. There is a metal clip enclosed but it does not look very workable. An interesting item.

$27.26

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