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Mr. Paul
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Mr. Paul

By Bone, Gertrude Helena Dodd Lady 1876-

London: Jonathan Cape, 1921. Of this edition of Mr. Paul have been printed 750 signed copies only for sale. Autographed by author and illustrator. This is No: 303 A firm clean copy, the paper title label to spine is somewhat rubbed. Clean copy. 295 p. : illus. ; 22 cm.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by The illustrations cut on the wood by Stephen Bone.. 8vo.

$12.32

The Great Redwall Feast
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The Great Redwall Feast

By Jacques, Brian - SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

London: Random House Children's Books, 1996. First UK Printing. Pp: 64, colour illustrations throughout. Dust Jacket protected by plastic sleeve. Lovely copy of an uncommon Signed title. First Edition - 1st Impression Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [ Location: g9 ]. Flat Signed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Christopher Denise. 8vo.

$24.65

That Little Limb
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That Little Limb

By Baldwin, May

London: W & R Chambers Limited, 1905. THIS IS THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF ATTWELL'S FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK: Between 1905 and 1913, Attwell illustrated ten books for W. & R. Chambers, providing 4 to 8 plates for each.This charming little book contain the first illustrations by Attwell, Mabel Lucie, 1879-1964, within a published work. 199, 32 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm. Publisher's advertisements on 44 p. at end. Book in solid clean order, tight binding, now fitted with new pastedowns and end papers. [ Location : Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Miss Attwell. 12mo.

$38.34

The Four Gardens
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The Four Gardens

By Handasyde (Buchanan, Emily)

London: William Heinemann, 1912. Mauve Gilt Decorated Boards - A very decent copy of this charming little book. Pp. (vi), 164, with 8 tissue-guarded colour plates and pictorial endpapers. The rear endpaper relaid professionally. Covers clean, spine with only light fade, binding tight, no inscriptions. No foxing, but for minor spotting to fore edge of the text block. Excellent [ Location :Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Charles Robinson. 8vo.

$41.08

Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box
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Little Grey Rabbit's Paint-Box

By UTTLEY, Alison

London: Collins, 1970. A pleasant copy of the 1970 edition. Pictorial papercovered boards, just with some small brown spots to surface of the upper cover, otherwise clean and fresh, in a very attractive unclipped Jacket, with 35p to inside flap. p. 64, with colour illustrations by Tempest throughout.[ Location: G5 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Illus. by Margaret Tempest. 12mo.

$10.95

La pension des oiseaux.
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La pension des oiseaux.

By Ulmés, D'Tony

Paris: Librairie Garnier Freres I believe this to be the first copy printed. In solid condition, the spine paper over is rubbed, with some loss. Darkened, illustrations in very good order. p.16, colour illustrations. { representative images to follow }. Original Covers. Good. Illus. by Dessins De Jordic in Colour. Landscape.

$20.54

An exhibition of the illuminated books of William Blake, poet, printer, prophet
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An exhibition of the illuminated books of William Blake, poet, printer, prophet

By Keynes, Geoffrey 1887-1982 ; William Blake Trust.

Clairvaux: Trianon Press, 1964. Arranged by the William Blake Trust, a commemorative handbook with a study by Geoffrey Keynes and a foreword by Lessing J. Rosenwald. "Available only from museums showing the exhibition through the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.". 56 p : col. plates ; 31 cm. Includes an additional plate by Blake, loosely laid in [ not part of the book ] Text English. A nice copy, in protective, removable plastic cover. Images to represent the condition will be sent soon after listing.[ Location : BOX 9 ]. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.32

Affen-Streiche. 4. Auflage.
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Affen-Streiche. 4. Auflage.

By Not Stated

Munchen, Germany: Braun & Schneider, 1111. [Undated] - See Comments: In the original Illustrated card covers. All 24 pages with hand coloured illustrations. In excellent condition, now in protective sleeve, just lightest extremity rubs. There is a note from the previous owner Mary Hillier, who was an Author of books about dolls, toys and automata. She states " From a set of children's books published by the Braun & Schneider Press, Munchen, probably about 1880. Hand tinted Lithographs No: 4.she goes on to give a small breakdown of the story and then concludes: It is interesting to notice the Monkey is dressed in the same style as the Monkey automata of the period with Napoleonic hat with the rosette and jacket with wide reveres. No Inscriptions. Excellent. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.65

The Cloister and the Hearth
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The Cloister and the Hearth

By Reade, Charles

London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. Series: St. Martin's illustrated library of standard authors. 663, [1] p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm. Illustrated lining-papers. Introduction by Walter Besant, p. v-[vii]. Illus. incl. 30 (20 col.) plates and musical notation. A very pleasant copy of a tasteful publication. Clean and square, one small circular stain/mark to upper cover, else uniform in colour, pages excellent, very occasional evidence of foxing, and this is noted only to margins when evident. Decent. [ Location: E2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Byam Shaw. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.54

The Gypsy Hedgehogs
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The Gypsy Hedgehogs

By Uttley, Alison

United Kingdom: William Heinemann Limited, 1953. A particularly nice copy. The book is fine, just with a light bump to spine base. Is fresh and tight, with no inscriptions whatsoever; in an attractive Jacket, good colour, with some rubs to extremities, light chipping to spine head, 3 short closed tears to rear panel, one larger one to front panel. Not price clipped, retains 3/6d price to inside flap. { representative images to follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Katherine Wigglesworth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$47.93

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; being a series of sketches of the principal characters that compose one. The whole forming a slight souvenir of the season, 1845-6.
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The Analysis of the Hunting Field; being a series of sketches of the principal characters that compose one. The whole forming a slight souvenir of the season, 1845-6.

By Surtees, Robert Smith 1805-1864.

London: Methuen, 1904. A New Edition. Pocket sized. A nice copy in plain red cloth covers, with paper titled label to spine, as called for. 7 colour plates in total, to include Frontis, Title page and 5 others. A number of b/w illustration chapter headers. Tight clean copy, with some heavy foxing in places. p, x, 323, with spare paper label to rear.[ Location: A2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Henry Alken. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$10.95

Sabbath Bells Chimed By the Poets.
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Sabbath Bells Chimed By the Poets.

By Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899

London: Ward Lock, 1111. New Edition: A very nice copy, recased and with new tasteful period endpapers and matching pastedowns. No inscriptions, some foxing, but mainly to prelims, first few pages. Charming Birket Foster illustrations throughout, as part of the text, on thick card, all edged in gilt; pp: 112. printed by Edmund Evans, Racquet Court, Fleet Street, London. The First Edition of this title was printed by the Chiswick Press. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: B4 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Birket Foster. 8vo.

$52.03

The Water Babies

By Kingsley, Charles 1819-1875.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. The large, lavish drawings Jessie Willcox Smith produced as colour plates for The Water-Babies in 1916 are among her most loved and admired works. She apparently thought highly of them as well because upon her death in 1935 she bequeathed all twelve to the Cabinet of American Illustration, a special collection of almost four thousand original drawings by the nation's most influential illustrators, preserved within the Prints and Photographs Division. Her works evoking the innocence of youth and demonstrating the artistry of illustrated books are among the Library's great graphic treasures. Here we have the Uk first trade edition of 1916, published by Hodder & Stoughton. Charles Kingley's Water Babies has been sensitively reproduced by many illustrators, but a number of critics believe that Wilcox's 1916 edition is the best " As wonderful as those editions are, however, none are quite as beloved as Hodder and Stoughton's edition of 1916 with twelve gorgeous colour plates and green and white text illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith." - [ The Book Tryst Website ]. My copy has been professionaly re cased, helping to retain the original feel. This includes the re laying down of the spine. Now presenting extremely well, being firm, clean and square. The spine is a little dulled, there is evidence of foxing, particularly to the preliminary pages, and the outer edges of the text block. The facing pages are virtually unaffected, and the tissue guarded plates within are in excellent order, and with no creasing. ix, 240 p, 12 colour plates to include the frontis. Note: The Uk first published by Hodder & Stoughton 1919, is uncommon and more difficult to obtain than the American counter part published by Dodd in 1916. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. [ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Jessie Willcox Smith. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$109.54

Persian Letters: Newly Translated Into English - Volume 1
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Persian Letters: Newly Translated Into English - Volume 1

By Davidson, John 1857-1909.; Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat baron de 1689-1755.

London: Privately Printed { Gibbings }, 1892. LIMITED EDITION NO: 496/520 copies for the English and American Market. Volume I only. BARON DE MONTESQUIEU - gained fame in 1721 with his Persian Letters, which criticized the lifestyle and liberties of the wealthy French as well as the church. A nice clean copy, in navy cloth, paper title label to spine, just a nibble to top left corner of the label. Tight binding, pages clean, very occasional small mark to margin. Translated from the French by John Davidson. p.175, illuminated fly title in colour, portrait frontis, 4 plates - etchings. [ Br1 /5 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$16.43

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio { 2 Volumes }

By Boccaccio, Giovanni.; { Translated By Rigg, James McMullen }

London: Henry F. Bumpus, 1906. A rather nice set. In original deep red/maroon buckrak, with gilt emblem to upper covers. Light fade onlty to spines, clean and square copies, no inscriptions. On thick high quality paper, with only minor evidence of foxing; Top edges gilt. Tissue-guarded illustrations x 12. p.332 + 404. Excellent. Size: Tall 8vo [ Location: B2 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Louis Chalon. 8vo.

$20.54

The Portfolio 1894, Monographs on Artistic Subjects { Incorporates Nos 10, 11 & 12 }

By HAMERTON, P.G { Edited By }

London: Seeley & Co, 1894. EFFECTIVELY WE HAVE 3 VOLUMES AMALGAMATED INTO THE PORTFOLIO FOR 1894. Philip Gilbert Hamerton was an etcher, critic and writer on art. From 1869 until his death Hamerton was also editor and co-proprietor of The Portfolio, which conveyed the aesthetics of the French etching revival and sought to advance the cause of the 'painter-etcher' by publishing the work of English artists. Within this book is included, (a) Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; no. 10. 'Bookbinding in France' - W.Y.Fletcher; 80 p., viii col. leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm. (b) 'Albert Durer's Engravings' - Lionel Cust; 88 p. : ill., plates, ports 1894; Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; 11 (c) ' Italian book illustrations : chiefly of the fifteenth century - Alfred W Pollard; Seeley and Co., limited 1894; 80 p. : front., ill., plates, facsim. ; 27 cm. Series: Portfolio (Seeley and Co. : 1894) ; 12 BOOK: A clean and tight copy, in the original cloth. Light rubs to joints and extremities; slight fading at spine; thin surface line to rear cvr; internally is very clean, with only an occasional mark here and there. Plates, both colour and black and white are as 'called for', in excellent order. This particular publication is notable for including the 3 above titles, which are stand alone issues. Most interestingly (b) above is dated 1897 and published by Seeley, whereas the other three are 1894 and published by Seeley. The Front cover states The Portfolio 1894. A Nice Book. Size: 8vo [ Location :g9 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Colour & B/W.. 8vo.

$16.43

Club Cameos. Portraits of the day.

By Club cameos.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington,, 1879. With 62 b/w illustrations by Rupert Browne. Some pages uncut, is a reasonable copy. BOOK: two white splash stains to fr.boards; darkened, rubbed to extremities, generally dusty looking. Internally tight and clean, with minor strain to inner hinge. Size: 8vo [ Location: a2 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Rupert Browne. 8vo.

$12.32

Our Native Land: Its Scenery and Associations

By Unknown Author

London: Marcus Ward, 1879. FIRST EDITION. 36 beautiful chromolithographs of scenic Britain and Ireland. Delightful b/w topographical vignettes introducing each chapter. Still with original gilt decorative blue cloth. Beginnings of very slight frays to spine ends; very slight darkening to spine, tight clean copy. Very Nice copy this.DIGITAL IMAGES CAN BE PROVIDED. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [ Location: H9 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by After Rowbotham, Read and Needham. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$24.65

Howard Pyle's Book of the American Spirit

By Johnson, Merle.

New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1923. Boards with black Cloth Spine. Howard Pyle was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 5, 1853. The Pyle home was in the country just outside of town next to a rich garden filled with flowers, fruit trees and vines. Books and pictures filled the home and the fireplace in the library. These surroundings nurtured Pyle's young imagination. BOOK:Pages: 344+ 200+ full-page plates - 22 in color (including frontispiece); numerous in-text illustrations. Half black cloth and tan paper boards with cover illustration, covers somewhat rubbed at extremities, backstrip dulled, and split half down joint; with fray started at head and tail, contents are tight and clean, but for occasional mark. Beautifully illustrated by the author. "The romance of American History Pictured by Howard Pyle, Compiled by Merle Johnson, with narrative descriptive text from original sources. Edited by Francis J. Dowd." Pages: 344. A book with the stated faults, but one which is still firm and remains a joy to hold and explore. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [ Location: c9 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good. Folio.

$32.86

The Great Redwall Feast
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The Great Redwall Feast

By Jacques, Brian - SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

London: Random House Children's Books, 1996. First Edition - 1st Impression [ 1 ]: Laminated Pictorial Boards. A picture book featuring the mice of Redwall Abbey. In ballad form, it tells the story of the Abbey's preparations for a surprise feast in honour of the abbot. The world of Redwall brought to younger readers for the first time. First UK Printing. Pp: 64, colour illustrations throughout. Dust Jacket protected by plastic sleeve. Lovely copy of an uncommon Signed title. [ Location : BOX 4 ]. Flat Signed By Author. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Christopher Denise. 8vo.

$23.28

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