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The Trixy Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8: 5 issues
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The Trixy Number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8: 5 issues

By Jack Rees (The Boy Magicians Club)

Prestatyn: Boy Magicians Club, 1945 (Circa). 1st Edition . Very Good. 5.25 x 8.25 inches (13 x 21 cm). A scarce collection of 5 issues of The Trixy, published by The Boy Magicians Club in Prestatyn: Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8. Rusting to staples, but all issues are securely bound. Staple holes to inner margins, a couple of marks to covers, small area of paper label residue to front cover of issue No. 1. Very clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback

$87.91

Alice in Wonderland [SIGNED]
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Alice in Wonderland [SIGNED]

By Lewis Carroll / Ralph Steadman (Illust.)

London: Dennis Dobson, 1967. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 9.25 x 13 inches (23 x 32.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear only, unclipped and priced at 63s to front flap. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Signed by the illustrator to label on the half title page, with Steadman's distinctive blown ink splashes. A tiny bump to lower edge of rear board. Light browning and spotting to page edges. Light browning to endpapers, slight bubbling to front pastedown endpaper. Internally in very clean condition throughout. The rare first Steadman edition. A highly sought after edition, rare in this condition and especially desirable with the illustrator's signature. Overall book condition is Very Good. Hardback. Printed pages: 108

$608.58

Songs of the Empire for Little Folks
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Songs of the Empire for Little Folks

London: J. & J. Colman, 1905 (Circa). 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 4.25 x 5.5 inches (11 x 14 cm). A children's song book produced by Colman's Mustard. Brightly coloured wraps with colour illustrations to all pages. Securely bound, very slight rusting to staples, small tear to foot of spine otherwise excellent. Melbourne Museum has a well documented copy (although condition is not as good as this example): An advertising publication for Colman's and Robinson's produced by JJ Colman's Ltd containing songs and illustrations from the British Empire. Included are national songs from Wales 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau' (The Land of my Fathers), Ireland 'The Dear Little Shamrock', Scotland 'Highland Sword Dance' and 'Auld Lang Syne', England 'Rule, Britannia!', Canada 'The Maple Leaf for Ever', Australia 'Sons of the Southern Sea' (originally penned in response to Australia's involvement in the Boer War), New Zealand 'God girt her about with the Surges', and South Africa 'The Sunny Hills of Africa'. Each song is accompanied by illustrations which are similarly nationalistic in style. The two-page Australian song depicts a sing-a-long with gold miners and a vignette of Parliament House, Melbourne, while the New Zealand National Song is illustrated with a depiction of a Maori chief, a scene of Wellington and a sheep farm. A rare item and in excellent condition. . Overall condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 16

$60.86

The Railway Children
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The Railway Children

By E. Nesbit / C.E. Brock (Illust.) / [Sybil Corbit]

London: Wells Gardner, 1906. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm). First printing. Purple buckram binding with gilt illustration to front board and spine. Rubbing and slight wear to ends of spine and corners of boards. Fading to foot of spine. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Light foxing to endpapers, scattered patches of foxing to text, quite heavy to the first couple of pages. Lacking one plate at page 120. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown endpaper ('One of the books of Sybil Corbit'). Gift inscription to front free endpaper ('Sybil from Horalia, Christmas 1906'). Sybil Corbet is credited as the author of the 1897 children's book 'Animal Land where there are no people', illustrated by her mother Katharine Corbet. In the preface to that book Katharine relates to how the book was described to her by her 4 year old daughter Sybil. The book contained a 16 page introduction by Andrew Lang. Lang also dedicated his 1899 'Red Book of Animal Stories' to Sybil Corbet with an introductory poem addressed to her. Sybil would have been 14 when she received this volume on Christmas Day in 1906. A nice solid first printing of this children's classic, with an interesting provenance. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Hardback. Printed pages: 309, 10

$540.96

The Moss-House in Which Many of the Works of Nature Are Rendered a Source of Amusement to Children.
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The Moss-House in Which Many of the Works of Nature Are Rendered a Source of Amusement to Children.

By Agnes Strickland

London: William Darton, 1822. 1st Edition . Good. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Publisher's quarter leather binding with marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with price of 2s 6d. Leather rubbed but has no cracking. Boards worn to edges and corners, some pages protruding from page block but securely bound with all pages attached. Lacking front free endpaper. Frontis and four further plates (all dated 1823). All bar the final plate have been crudely coloured. Text is very clean throughout. Patches of paint to 2 pages facing plates. A scarce Regency period children's title. Overall condition is Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 170

$135.24

This is the History of Harry. What He Saw and What He Did, and What He Did Not See and Do

London: Dean and Son, 1864. 1st Edition . Poor. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.5 x 20 cm). Illustrated paper covered boards. Old spine repair - rebacked in cloth. Completely disbound - page block detached from covers. Unstitched with most pages loose. Heavy marking to covers. Foxing to endpapers, some light marking to pages, one page torn to inner margin. Sixteen plates. A very rare children's title. WorldCat locates only 3 other copies. A defective but complete example. Overall condition is Poor. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 40, [8] (ads)

$60.86

Chatterbox: Volume LXIII (63), 1931 Annual
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Chatterbox: Volume LXIII (63), 1931 Annual

London: Simpkin Marshall Ltd, 1930. 1st Edition . Very Good. 7.75 x 9.75 inches (19.5 x 25 cm). Brown buckram binding with illustrated front cover. Bevelled board edges with some rear wear. Good solid binding. Very clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.65; Oceania £22.85; Rest of World £21.20. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 316

$32.46

The Twisted Root of Jaarfindor [SIGNED]
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The Twisted Root of Jaarfindor [SIGNED]

By Sean Wright

King's Lynn: A Crowswing Book, 2004. 1st Edition . Fine. 5.25 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Signed by Author. Unread copy in first class condition throughout. Signed by the author to title page with original sketch numbered 1/1. Overall condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 150

$32.46

The Robin Redbreasts: Designed to Teach Children The Proper Treatment of Animals

By Mrs. Trimmer (Sarah Trimmer)

London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1875 (Circa). 1st Edition Thus . Fair Plus. 4.25 x 5.25 inches (10.5 x 13.5 cm). Illustrated paper covered boards. Paper on the spine is mostly gone leaving only the webbing. Both boards are fully attached, but loose. Board corners worn, plate edges chipped. Eight colour plates. A Victorian edition of Sarah Trimmer's Fabulous Histories (Story of the Robin). A scarce item and an early example of a children's book with this style of binding. Overall condition is Fair Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 238, 10

$32.46

Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
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Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

By Lewis Carroll / Barry Moser (Illust.)

Berkeley, L.A.: University of California Press, 1983. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 8.75 x 13.5 inches (22 x 35 cm). Dust jacket: Slight creasing and rubbing to top edge, crease to flaps, price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Slight fading to ends of spine, otherwise in first class condition throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: xvi, 167

$60.86

Nickolai of the North [SIGNED]
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Nickolai of the North [SIGNED]

By Lucy Daniel Raby

London: Hodder Children's Books, 2005. 1st Edition . Fine/Fine. 5.5 x 8 inches (13.5 x 20.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Unclipped. Minor shelf wear. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Fine. Book: First impression. Signed by the author (without dedication) to the title page. First class condition throughout. Overall book condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 339

$25.70

The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Book 6
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The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Book 6

By Jean M. Auel

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.5 x 25 cm). Slipcase: Small bump to upper corner of opening. Overall case condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Limited edition 214/1000 with augmented reality slipcase (RRP. £100). Signed to limitation page. Unread copy. Bump to head of spine, otherwise perfect. . Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: ix, 661

$40.57

The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Book 6
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The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children Book 6

By Jean M. Auel

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. 1st Edition . Near Fine/Near Fine. 6.5 x 9.75 inches (16.5 x 25 cm). Slipcase: Tiny bump to corner. Overall case condition is Near Fine. Book: Limited edition 684/1000 with augmented reality slipcase (RRP. £100). Signed to limitation page. Unread copy, very slight bumping to upper corners, otherwise perfect. Overall book condition is Near Fine. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: ix, 661

$47.33

A Travers le Miroir: (Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There)
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A Travers le Miroir: (Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There)

By Lewis Carroll / Lostfish (Illust.) / Jacques Papy (Trans.)

Toulon: Soleil Productions, 2011. 1st Edition . Near Fine. 8 x 11.25 inches (20 x 28 cm). French language edition of Alice Through the Looking Glass. The first edition to feature the distinctive illustrations of Lostfish. Excellent condition throughout. Overall condition is Near Fine. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £14.65; Oceania £21.30; Rest of World £19.90. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 201

$32.46

Shadow Wave (Cherub) [SIGNED]
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Shadow Wave (Cherub) [SIGNED]

By Robert Muchamore

London: Hodder's Children's Books, 2010. 1st Edition . Fine/Fine. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Excellent condition, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Fine. Book: First class condition throughout. Signed by author to title page. Complete with the Secret Message bookmark attached to rear endpaper. Also includes a promotional postcard . Overall book condition is Fine. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 343

$32.46

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [SIGNED]

By L. Frank Baum / Michael Foreman (Illust.)

London: Pavilion Children's Books, 1999. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Unread copy. Light indentation to front cover and first couple of pages, light shelf wear to covers. Signed by illustrator Michael Foreman to half title page. . Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Paperback. Printed pages: 160

$32.46

Round the Year on the Farm

By A.G. Street

London: Oxford University Press, 1942. Reprint . Very Good. 6.25 x 8 inches (15.5 x 20 cm). Green cloth binding, fading to covers, very clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: x, 128

$21.64

Houlston's Series of Tracts: (Tract No. 1 to 104. Complete run in 2 Vols)
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Houlston's Series of Tracts: (Tract No. 1 to 104. Complete run in 2 Vols)

By Mrs. Sherwood / Mrs. Cameron / Houlston and Sons

London: Houlston and Son, 1840 (Circa). Good Plus. 4.25 x 7.25 inches (11 x 18 cm). Two volume set. Rare complete run of tracts from No. 1 to No. 104. Half leather bindings with marbled boards and red speckled page edges. Rubbing and marking to leather. Good solid bindings with no cracking to joints. Ex library set with labels to front endpapers, cicular stamps to title pages and within the text. Presentation labels tipped in to inner margin of first page of text to each volume (slightly obscuring start of text on some lines). Foxing to first and last few pages in each volume, text is otherwise very clean throughout. Each tract is 12 pages including the title page with vignette. Undated but circa 1835-1840. Overall condition is Good Plus. Hardback. Printed pages: 600 + 648

$540.96

Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes

By Kate Greenway (Illust.)

London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1910 (Circa). Reprint . Very Good. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (11 x 17 cm). Quarter cloth with illustrated paper covered boards. Slight wear and bumping to corners. Previous owner's name inside front cover. Very clean pages throughout. Publisher's name without 'Ltd' indicates pre 1919. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £8.70; Oceania £10.05; Rest of World £9.75. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 52

$32.46

An Alphabet of Magic
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An Alphabet of Magic

By Eleanor Farjeon / Margaret Tarrant (Illust.)

London: The Medici Society, 1928. 1st Edition . Good Plus/Fair. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16.5 x 24 cm). Dust jacket: Heavy soiling and marking. Loss to ends of spine and corners, creasing and wear to upper edge of rear cover. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Fair. Book: Green cloth binding with light marking to boards, light marking and bubbling to endpapers, a few marks to text. Overall book condition is Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.15; Oceania £12.95; Rest of World £12.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 58, [8] (ads)

$47.33

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