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  1. Matilda.
    New Arrival

    Matilda. 1988

    £285.00

    First edition, first impression. The basis for both the film and popular musical. Charming illustrations by Quentin Blake. Read more

  2. The Royal Book Of Oz.

    The Royal Book Of Oz. 1921

    £1,000.00

    First edition, first printing, containing all first issue points. The first Ruth Plumly Thompson title after taking over as the new “Royal Historian” after Baum’s death. Read more

  3. Tales From Grimm.

    Tales From Grimm. 1936

    £975.00

    First edition of this charming retelling of the Grimm fairy tales, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper verso, ” For Byrdie Bless, Wanda Gag”. Read more

  4. The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians 1956 & 1967

    £4,500.00

    First editions, first impressions, of The Hundred and One Dalmations and its sequel. Presentation copies, the first title inscribed by Smith to the first blank, “To Madge and Gerald, with love from Dodie. Flinchingfield, Essex. November 1956″; the sequel inscribed by Smith on the first …Read more

  5. [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]

    [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:] 1954–5

    £12,500.00

    First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended Tolkien’s Oxford lectures, …Read more

  6. Frankenstein.

    Frankenstein. 1934

    £1,375.00

    First Lynd Ward illustrated edition, first printing. Read more

  7. Fifteen Drawings.

    Fifteen Drawings. [1920]

    £7,500.00

    Sole edition, number 16 of 250 numbered copies. Rodker’s Ovid Press was an interesting if short-lived affair which, despite only lasting between 1919-21, produced a number of important and deeply influential publications: the present title, Pound’s Mauberley, and Eliot’s Ara Vos Prec. Fifteen Drawings is …Read more

  8. Rip Van Winkle.

    Rip Van Winkle. 1905

    £2,250.00

    First Rackham Edition. Read more

  9. The Cat in the Hat.

    The Cat in the Hat. 1957

    £2,750.00

    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Read more

  10. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. 1956

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  11. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £1,750.00

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  12. The Gremlins.

    The Gremlins. 1943

    £2,500.00

    First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl’s first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the “gremlin” characters …Read more

  13. Matilda.

    Matilda. 1988

    £375.00

    First edition, first impression. The basis for both the film and popular musical. Charming illustrations by Quentin Blake. Read more

  14. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. 1906

    £1,750.00

    First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Read more

  15. James and the Giant Peach, A Children’s Story.

    James and the Giant Peach, A Children’s Story. 1961

    £2,500.00

    First edition, first printing with the 5 line colophon on the last page. A very bright example of this title. Read more

  16. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £200.00

    First edition, first printing.the first UK edition was not published until a year later. The sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Read more

  17. The Jungle Book.

    The Jungle Book. 1955

    £375.00

    An attractively bound copy of Kipling’s classic. Read more

  18. Just So Stories for Little Children.

    Just So Stories for Little Children. 1902

    £875.00

    First edition, first impression, in the second issue binding, of Kipling’s famous collection of 12 stories and 12 poems including “How the Camel Got His Hump” and “How the Leopard Got His Spots.” In the first issue the white blocking on the spine and boards …Read more

  19. The Two Jungle Books.

    The Two Jungle Books. 1924

    £1,375.00

    First thin paper edition. Read more

  20. The Secret Garden.
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    The Secret Garden. 1911

    £1,750.00

    First edition, first impression. The Secret Garden was first serialized, starting in autumn 1910, in The American Magazine, a publication aimed at adults. The entire book was first published in the summer of 1911 by Frederick A. Stokes in New York and simultaneously by Heinemann …Read more

  21. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
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    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. 1837

    £950.00

    First edition bound from parts, with the two Buss plates present (facing pages 69 and 74), and the plates in early states with page numbers but not titles or imprints, however but with the later state vignette title page, the signboard reading “Weller” instead of …Read more

  22. The Olive Fairy Book.
    New Arrival

    The Olive Fairy Book. 1907

    £600.00

    First edition, first impression, of the eleventh and penultimate instalment of Lang’s Fairy Book series. Read more

  23. Still Life with Bottle. Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman.

    Still Life with Bottle. Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman. 1994

    £65.00

    First edition, first impression. Steadman’s inimitable approach on the subject of malt whiskey. Read more

  24. The Cat in the Hat.
    New Arrival

    The Cat in the Hat. 1957

    £3,500.00

    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Read more

  25. Boy.
    New Arrival

    Boy. 1984

    £1,250.00

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page: “Barrie, love Roald Dahl. 6/10/85.” Read more

  26. Danny the Champion of the World.
    New Arrival

    Danny the Champion of the World. 1975

    £3,500.00

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Willa, love Roald Dahl.” Read more

  27. The Witches.
    New Arrival

    The Witches. 1983

    £200.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  28. Treasure Island.
    New Arrival

    Treasure Island. 1927

    £1,250.00

    First Dulac edition, handsomely bound. Read more

  29. Undine.
    New Arrival

    Undine. 1909

    £500.00

    First Rackham edition, in a very attractive binding. Read more

  30. The Compleat Angler
    New Arrival

    The Compleat Angler 1931

    £975.00

    First Rackham edition. Number 682 of a limited edition of 775 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  31. Treasure Island.
    New Arrival

    Treasure Island. 1883

    £3,750.00

    First edition, with the following textual points of first issue: “dead man’s chest” not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of “vain” broken in the last line, page 40; the “a” not present in line 6, page 63; the “7” overstamped in …Read more

  32. The Wind in the Willows.
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    The Wind in the Willows. 1931

    £1,500.00

    First illustrated edition, first impression in the scarce jacket. Originally published without illustrations in 1908. The illustration on page 30 has Rat at the oars when it should be Mole, a mistake that was corrected in subsequent editions. Read more

  33. Peter and Wendy.
    New Arrival

    Peter and Wendy. 1911

    £3,000.00

    First US edition, first printing. Published the same year in the UK. Peter and Wendy is an expanded adaptation into novel form of the story first made popular in the 1904 stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. The origins of …Read more

  34. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
    New Arrival

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £150.00

    First edition, first printing.the first UK edition was not published until a year later. The sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Read more

  35. The Dolls’ House.
    New Arrival

    The Dolls’ House. 1948

    £250.00

    First US edition. Godden’s first book for children. A delightful tale of a family of dolls living in a renovated Victorian dollhouse. Basis for the 1984-1986 BBC animated series titled, “Tottie: The Story of a Doll’s House”. A scarce Godden title. Read more

  36. [The Pooh books:]
    New Arrival

    [The Pooh books:] 1971

    £500.00

    Later printings presented in a one volume edition, handsomely bound. Read more

  37. The House At Pooh Corner.
    New Arrival

    The House At Pooh Corner. 1928

    £500.00

    First edition, first impression. A charming binding copy of this classic children’s tale. Read more

  38. Matilda.
    New Arrival

    Matilda. 1988

    £475.00

    First edition, first impression. The basis for both the film and popular musical. Charming illustrations by Quentin Blake. Read more

  39. The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Two Bad Mice. 1904

    £375.00

    First edition. The first two printings are identical. Read more

  40. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. 1906

    £475.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  41. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. 1908

    £475.00

    First edition, presumed first impression (although the first three impressions are identical). Read more

  42. When We Were Very Young.
    New Arrival

    When We Were Very Young. July 1925

    £1,000.00

    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings, this copy being a tenth impression. Read more

  43. The Lightening Thief.
    New Arrival

    The Lightening Thief. 2005

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Book one in The Percy Jackson series. Basis for the 2010 film. Story follows the children of the Greek gods in a modern day setting. Read more

  44. The Cat in the Hat Song Book.
    New Arrival

    The Cat in the Hat Song Book. 1967

    £175.00

    First edition, first printing. A musical book with a Seuss twist. Read more

  45. Pooh’s Workout Book.
    New Arrival

    Pooh’s Workout Book. 1984

    £85.00

    First edition, first printing. A very cute book on how one should exercise guided by Winnie the Pooh and friends. Read more

  46. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
    New Arrival

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. 1982-83,

    £250.00

    First editions, first printings. The Pennyroyal edition as designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. A fantastic illustrated version of this classic of children’s literature. Read more

  47. Ralph S. Mouse.
    New Arrival

    Ralph S. Mouse. 1982

    £85.00

    First edition, first printing. Sequel to the popular The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Read more

  48. The Slave Dancer.
    New Arrival

    The Slave Dancer. 1973

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1974 Newbery Award. A young adult novel on the slave trade in America. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £285.00

  2. Tales From Grimm.
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    GAG, Wanda. GAG, Wanda.

    Tales From Grimm.

    £975.00

  3. The Hundred and One Dalmatians
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    SMITH, Dodie. SMITH, Dodie.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    £4,500.00

  4. [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]

    £12,500.00

  5. Fifteen Drawings.
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    LEWIS, Wyndham. LEWIS, Wyndham.

    Fifteen Drawings.

    £7,500.00

  6. The Cat in the Hat.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    £2,750.00

  7. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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    SMITH, Dodie. SMITH, Dodie.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    £1,500.00

  8. The Gremlins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Gremlins.

    £2,500.00

  9. Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £375.00

  10. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE, J. M. (RACKHAM, Arthur) BARRIE,...

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    £1,750.00

  11. James and the Giant Peach, A Children’s Story.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    James and the Giant Peach, A Children’s Story.

    £2,500.00

  12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £200.00

  13. The Jungle Book.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Jungle Book.

    £375.00

  14. Just So Stories for Little Children.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    Just So Stories for Little Children.

    £875.00

  15. The Two Jungle Books.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Two Jungle Books.

    £1,375.00

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    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
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    DICKENS, Charles. DICKENS, Charles.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    £950.00

  18. New Arrival
    The Olive Fairy Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Olive Fairy Book.

    £600.00

  19. Still Life with Bottle. Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman.
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    STEADMAN, Ralph. STEADMAN, Ralph.

    Still Life with Bottle. Whiskey According to Ralph Steadman.

    £65.00

  20. New Arrival
    The Cat in the Hat.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    £3,500.00

  21. New Arrival
    Boy.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Boy.

    £1,250.00

  22. New Arrival
    Danny the Champion of the World.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Danny the Champion of the World.

    £3,500.00

  23. New Arrival
    The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £200.00

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    Peter and Wendy.
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    BARRIE, J. M. BARRIE, J. M.

    Peter and Wendy.

    £3,000.00

  30. New Arrival
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £150.00

  31. New Arrival
    The Dolls’ House.
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    GODDEN, Rumer. GODDEN, Rumer.

    The Dolls’ House.

    £250.00

  32. New Arrival
    [The Pooh books:]
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    [The Pooh books:]

    £500.00

  33. New Arrival
    The House At Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House At Pooh Corner.

    £500.00

  34. New Arrival
    Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £475.00

  35. New Arrival
    The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

    £375.00

  36. New Arrival
    The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Jeremy Fisher.

    £475.00

  37. New Arrival
    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck.

    £475.00

  38. New Arrival
    When We Were Very Young.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    When We Were Very Young.

    £1,000.00

  39. New Arrival
    The Lightening Thief.
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    RIORDAN, Rick. RIORDAN, Rick.

    The Lightening Thief.

    £125.00

  40. New Arrival
    The Cat in the Hat Song Book.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Cat in the Hat Song Book.

    £175.00

  41. New Arrival
    Pooh’s Workout Book.
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    [MILNE, A. A.] MORDDEN, Ethan. [MILNE, A. A.]...

    Pooh’s Workout Book.

    £85.00

  42. New Arrival
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
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    (MOSER, Barry) CARROLL, Lewis. (MOSER, Barry) CARROLL,...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.

    £250.00

  43. New Arrival
    Ralph S. Mouse.
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    CLEARY, Beverly. CLEARY, Beverly.

    Ralph S. Mouse.

    £85.00

  44. New Arrival
    The Slave Dancer.
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    FOX, Paula. FOX, Paula.

    The Slave Dancer.

    £125.00

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