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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESSION ON THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE FOURTH: WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1821.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESSION ON THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE THE FOURTH: WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1821.

by [CORONATION OF GEORGE IV].

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1823
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8vo, pp. 12, key consisting of two strips on one folding lithographed plate measuring 310 × 470 mm; a little browned and spotted, plate with tear; in recent marbled wrapper. The view was taken from the central pavilion in the garden of Parliament Square. In fact the artist chose not to show the pavilion itself since including it would have injured… Read more about this item
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HEEDLESS HARRY’S DAY OF DISASTERS.
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HEEDLESS HARRY’S DAY OF DISASTERS.

by [JUVENILE].

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c. 1850
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8vo, [25 x 17cm]; hand coloured wood-engraved plates and test illustrations; original white paper covers printed in red and dark blue with a pictorial design including a child with plumed hat riding a donkey and the title 'Fun for Little Folks' signed by [Edward] Calvert. Heedless Harry, the story is at pains to to state, 'was a kind, good-natured boy, and… Read more about this item
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AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.
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AN ALPHABET. Allegorical & Alliterative & Amusing. L. J. H. Artistical Arranger. Appreciable at All Ages.

by [ABC]. [HILL, Louisa Jane].

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1871
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FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to, pp. [28], entirely lithographic, title printed in red; a few minor marginal tears, lightly spotted or browned in places; original publisher's red half morocco over printed boards, front cover repeating title; extremities worn and spine rebacked. A rare and well drawn nonsense alphabet ranging from Alderman Artichoke to Zedekiah Zigzag. The verso of the title-page reads as follows:… Read more about this item
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A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.
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A DESCRIPTION OF LONDON; containing a Sketch of its History and Present State. And of all the most celebrated Public Buildings, &c.

by [DARTON, William?].

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[1824]
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Small 8vo, pp. 36, with 12 illustrations on 6 hand-coloured engraved plates; evenly a little browned; otherwise clean and fresh in the original publisher's printed wrappers; a little spotted, spine with slit, contemporary ownership inscription at head of front wrapper. A neat work by Darton for reader's exploring the ever expanding city of London. The publisher, William Darton (1781–1854) was the eldest… Read more about this item
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WILLY’S BOOK OF BIRDS by Mrs. Mackie.
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WILLY’S BOOK OF BIRDS by Mrs. Mackie.

by MACKIE, Susan Arabella, neé WALBANK.

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1860
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FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [iv], 44; hand coloured lithograph frontispiece, engraved title and 14 engraved plates, all coloured by hand; some light foxing in places, but generally clean throughout; bound in the original green blindstamped publisher's cloth, upper board lettered in gilt within a decorative gilt border, some darkening to spine and light sunning to boards, but not detracting from… Read more about this item
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THE REWARDS OF INDUSTRY.

THE REWARDS OF INDUSTRY.

by [PERSERVERENCE].

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[c. 1850]
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12mo, pp. 47, [1]; original printed green glazed paper wrappers. The work formed part of a series of works under the collective title 'Stories for summer days and winter nights' that were issued by Groombridge in the early 1850's chiefly as 'Reward Books' at three-pence each. The story revolves around Jonas Jones who was born the son of a tinker and… Read more about this item
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SKETCHES OF LITTLE BOYS. Containing the well behaved, the covetous, the dilatory, the attentive, the inatentive [sic], the exact, and the good little boy.
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SKETCHES OF LITTLE BOYS. Containing the well behaved, the covetous, the dilatory, the attentive, the inatentive [sic], the exact, and the good little boy.

by [CORNER, Julia ‘Solomon Lovechild’].

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[1852]
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8vo, pp. 33, [16] advertisements; hand coloured wood-engraved title, frontispiece and four plates; engraved head and tail pieces and initial letters; bound in the publisher's yellow boards, printed in red, rebacked, back cover with a list of 'New Juvenile Works for Presents or Prize Books', rear endpapers with further advertisements, lacking front free endpaper, gilt edges, corners worn and surface… Read more about this item
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ARITHMETIC SCHOOL BOOK.
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ARITHMETIC SCHOOL BOOK.

by SKINNER, W[illiam].

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c. 1850-55
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4to, [23 x 19 cm], pp. [128]; original half calf over marbled boards. William Skinner was the only son of a prosperous tea dealer and grocer, William Skinner of Long Row, a group of buildings on the north side of the Market Square in Nottingham. It was therefore expected that William junior would in time become part of the family business… Read more about this item
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COWPER’S DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN with Twenty Illustrations by Percy Cruikshank [cover title].
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COWPER’S DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN with Twenty Illustrations by Percy Cruikshank [cover title].

by CRUIKSHANK, Percy and William COWPER.

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c. 1857
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Wood-engraved panorama concertina-folding into the original illustrated boards; measuring 125 x 2880 mm, folding down to 140 x 155 mm.; original mauve cloth with an onlaid yellow label incorporating the title, the artist, the imprint, and a picture of Gilpin on the calender's bolting horse at the point where he looses his hat and wig. A nicely produced panorama consisting of… Read more about this item
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LITTLE POEMS for Little People. By M. S. C.
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LITTLE POEMS for Little People. By M. S. C.

by [CLAUDE, Mary Sophia].

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[1847]
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FIRST EDITION. 12mo, pp. 80; wood-engraved frontispiece and 14 wood-engraved head-pieces, several signed by Birket Foster; original green cloth with decorative boarder in blind ad a decorative gilt tile cartouche on upper cover, a few light marks but a fine copy. Mary Claude's small book of poetry for 'little people' was well received with The Weekly Chronicle enthusing that it had… Read more about this item
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THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW.
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THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW.

by [LONDON PANORAMA].

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[c. 1865-70]
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Wood-engraved panorama, [287 x 880 mm folding down to 150 x 115], crudely hand-coloured in sweeps and dabs; original printed yellow wrappers incorporating a front cover a design of the title with City arms and City insignia. Rare survival of this charming chapbook panorama for children, representing The Lord Mayor's procession in two strips, one above the other, the lower strip… Read more about this item
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THE BIRTH DAY PRESENT.
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THE BIRTH DAY PRESENT.

by [CHILDREN].

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[c. 1846-48]
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FIRST EDITION. 8vo (24.5 x 15 cm), [8] leaves, the first and last pastedowns, each printed on one side only, and all bearing text and finely hand-coloured engravings (22 in total with text beneath; stitched as issued in the original printed yellow wrappers, spine neatly repaired, corner of upper wrapper with minor loss, otherwise apart from some light dust-soiling to… Read more about this item
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La Coquette.
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La Coquette.

by [PAPER DOLL].

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[c. 1850]
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A fashionable dressing game consisting of a lithographic and hand coloured mannequin [162 mm. in height]; 10 hand coloured lithographic and varnished dresses (back and front glued together at the edges), and eight hats; some minor damage to mannequin - failed decapitation; and the back of one of the dresses with two small patches abraided; all contained in the original… Read more about this item
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