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Children's & illustrated rare books from Peter Harrington. First editions, first impressions, original cloths, inscribed and autographed and beautifully bound rare books can all be found by browsing through our extensive catalogue. You can narrow down your search by clicking on a sub-category (left) or using the filter below.

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  1. Georgie.

    Georgie. [1944]

    375

    First edition, first printing, of the first Georgie The Ghost title and a beloved classic. Read more

  2. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young. 1924

    10000

    First trade edition, first impression, first state without the page number on the contents page (p. ix). Inscribed by the author to Elliott Beach Macrae, who would become his publisher in the US in 1944 as head of E. P. Dutton. The inscription, written as …Read more

  3. Just So Stories.

    Just So Stories. 1902

    1250

    First edition, first impression. A particularly handsome copy. Read more

  4. Five Go Down to the Sea.
    New Arrival

    Five Go Down to the Sea. 1953

    400

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Scarce signed. Read more

  5. Penrod.
    New Arrival

    Penrod. 1914

    575

    First edition, first printing, first issue binding of meshed cloth, first state with p. viii numbered and the misprint “sence” p. 19, third line from bottom. Later copies were issued with ribbed cloth bindings. Scarce in such fresh condition. Read more

  6. Emil The Wild Thing.
    New Arrival

    Emil The Wild Thing. [c.1970–90]

    5500

    Original pencil drawing signed by Sendak in the lower margin. Depicts one of the beasts from the author’s modern children’s classic and Caldecott Medal recipient Where the Wild Things Are (New York: Harper & Row, 1963). Read more

  7. Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys.
    New Arrival

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys. 1871

    950

    First US edition, first issue, with the signature “1” on the first page of text and the four pages of adverts at the front. Blanck notes that the edition occurs both with and without the signature mark, that no sequence is established but that the …Read more

  8. The Chimes.
    New Arrival

    The Chimes. 1931

    300

    Signed limited edition. Number 152 of 1,500 numbered copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  9. Gordon the Big Engine & His Tender.
    New Arrival

    Gordon the Big Engine & His Tender. [1957]

    375

    First edition, first impression. One of the four model engine books produced by Edmund Ward, Gordon the Big Engine contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely Awdry Railway series item. Read more

  10. A Book of Satyrs.
    New Arrival

    A Book of Satyrs. [1909]

    375

    Second and limited edition, 300 copies were printed, with an additional plate, “Pleasure”, not present in the first edition. The Book of Satyrs was first published in a small edition by the Co-operative Printing Society in 1907 and is one of the most important publications …Read more

  11. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
    New Arrival

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. 1985

    3250

    First edition, first impression. Beautifully embellished with an original ink drawing signed by the illustrator on the title page. The drawing is dated November 2014 and depicts the Giraffe, the Monkey and the Pelican, the latter with a beak-full of fish, joyfully interacting with the …Read more

  12. Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes.
    New Arrival

    Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes. 1940

    575

    First edition, first impression, first issue (without the dedication page). This is Mervyn Peake’s first commission as illustrator and his second illustrated book, following Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor (1939); its success led to Chatto & Windus commissioning Peake to illustrate their edition of Lewis …Read more

  13. Smith of Wootton Major.

    Smith of Wootton Major. 1967

    75

    First edition, first impression, in the primary binding as described by Hammond. Read more

  14. Smith of Wootton Major.

    Smith of Wootton Major. 1967

    45

    First edition, first impression, in the secondary binding as described by Hammond. Read more

  15. Green Eggs and Ham.
    New Arrival

    Green Eggs and Ham. 1960

    3000

    First edition, first printing, first issue, with the “50 word vocabulary” sticker to the front panel of the jacket. Read more

  16. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
    New Arrival

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 1990

    450

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  17. The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.
    New Arrival

    The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. 1973

    500

    First edition, first printing, with $2.50 price to front flap of dust jacket and correct list of titles to rear panel. Read more

  18. The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube.
    New Arrival

    The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube. c. 1930s]

    1650

    During the 1930s, and prior to his career as an author, Theodore Geisel worked as an illustrator for the Standard Oil Company, where he designed the successful “Quick Henry, the FLIT!” bug-spray ads in which characters are menaced by gigantic Seussian pests. The artist’s contract …Read more

  19. Hop on Pop.
    New Arrival

    Hop on Pop. 1963

    300

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  20. You’re Only Old Once!
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    You’re Only Old Once! 1986

    250

    First edition, first printing. Seuss’ take on growing old. Read more

  21. English Fairy Tales.
    New Arrival

    English Fairy Tales. 1918

    2500

    First and limited edition, number 217 of 500 copies numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  22. The Wind in the Willows.
    New Arrival

    The Wind in the Willows. 1971

    750

    First colour illustrated edition. The Wind in the Willows was originally published without illustrations in 1908, and Shepard created the book’s first illustrations in 1931. This edition, published in 1971, is the first appearance of Shepard’s beloved illustrations in colour. A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  23. The Yellow Book.
    New Arrival

    The Yellow Book. 1894-97

    1500

    First editions. This famous, epochal, and notorious periodical includes work by all the great figures of the 90s including Beerbohm, Beardsley, Henry James, Yeats, Gissing, Kenneth Grahame, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Baron Corvo, H. G. Wells, and many others. Read more

  24. Sky Island.
    New Arrival

    Sky Island. 1912

    350

    First edition, first printing, first state with all issue points as called for. Read more

  25. Now We Are Six.
    New Arrival

    Now We Are Six. 1927

    675

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, one of 1,500 copies bound in green leather by Ship Binding Company. Read more

  26. The Road To Oz.
    New Arrival

    The Road To Oz. 1909

    650

    First edition, first printing, first state with all issue points as called for. The fifth title in the Oz series. Read more

  27. The Orange Fairy Book.
    New Arrival

    The Orange Fairy Book. 1906

    850

    First edition, first impression, of the tenth instalment in Lang’s Fairy Book series, and a lovely copy. Read more

  28. The Three Caballeros.
    New Arrival

    The Three Caballeros. 1944

    450

    First edition, first printing. Picture book based on Disney’s motion picture. Read more

  29. Circus Girl.
    New Arrival

    Circus Girl. 1985

    85

    Later printing. Signed by Maurice Sendak on the half title. Read more

  30. The Secret Garden.
    New Arrival

    The Secret Garden. 1911

    650

    First edition, first impression, of Burnett’s well-beloved children’s classic, enchantingly illustrated by Charles Robinson. Read more

  31. The BFG.
    New Arrival

    The BFG. 1982

    300

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  32. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
    New Arrival

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1866

    6000

    First published edition, and a beautifully bound copy. Famously, the 1865 first printing of Alice was withdrawn on account of Dodgson’s objections to the printing of Tenniel’s engravings. The book was re-set by Clay’s for publication by Macmillan sometime around the beginning of November 1865, …Read more

  33. The House at Pooh Corner.
    New Arrival

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    3750

    First edition, deluxe issue, signed by the author on the title page. The deluxe issue was published in a range of colours but there is no priority between them. Read more

  34. The BFG.
    New Arrival

    The BFG. 1982

    375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  35. Watership Down.
    New Arrival

    Watership Down. 1976

    2950

    Number 223 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams’s first novel, this copy with a fine original watercolour by John Lawrence to the first blank initialled by him in the bottom right-hand corner, with his full signature on …Read more

  36. We Love You Beatles.
    New Arrival

    We Love You Beatles. 1971

    650

    First edition, first printing. A most unusual children’s picture book about the Beatles blending the bold visual language of mid-century graphic design with vibrant and bold colours of pop art. A visually stunning children’s pop culture title. Read more

  37. Peter and Wendy.

    Peter and Wendy. 1911

    3750

    First US edition, first printing. 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 Peter Pan as a literary character were …Read more

  38. Goblin Market.

    Goblin Market. 1933

    1000

    Signed limited edition, this being number 183 of 410 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  39. The Night Before Christmas.

    The Night Before Christmas. 1931

    2000

    Signed limited edition of this Christmas classic, number 2 of 550 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  40. Twelfth Night or What You Will.

    Twelfth Night or What You Will. 1984

    75

    Facsimile edition of the first Robinson edition of Twelfth Night. Originally published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1913. Read more

  41. Fairy Tales.

    Fairy Tales. 1932

    600

    First trade edition. A lovely bound copy. Read more

  42. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 1928

    3250

    Signed limited edition, number 1 of 250 copies numbered and signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  43. Aesop’s Fables.

    Aesop’s Fables. 1912

    275

    First Rackham edition, first trade edition. Read more

  44. [Complete set of the Swallows and Amazons novels:]

    [Complete set of the Swallows and Amazons novels:] 1930–47

    3000

    All First Editions except Swallows and Amazons which is a first illustrated edition. Read more

  45. Fairy Tales.

    Fairy Tales. 1924

    1500

    First US Edition. Read more

  46. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales. 1888

    22500

    First and limited edition of 75 numbered large paper copies signed by both Wilde and the publisher. A handsomely produced book that includes the stories ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘The Devoted Friend’, and ‘the Remarkable Rocket’. “[Wilde’s] reputation as an author …Read more

  47. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. [after 1817]

    9750

    First edition, with later issue plates. A handsome copy of this magnificent publication, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain’s maritime hegemony, and the apogee of the coloured aquatint. As Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum remarked: “As a record of naval …Read more

  48. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. 1930

    375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  1. When We Were Very Young.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    When We Were Very Young.

    10000

  2. Just So Stories.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    Just So Stories.

    1250

  3. New Arrival
    Five Go Down to the Sea.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Go Down to the Sea.

    400

  4. New Arrival
  5. New Arrival
    Emil The Wild Thing.
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    SENDAK, Maurice. SENDAK, Maurice.

    Emil The Wild Thing.

    5500

  6. New Arrival
    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys.
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    ALCOTT, Louisa M. ALCOTT, Louisa M.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys.

    950

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  8. New Arrival
    Gordon the Big Engine & His Tender.
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    Rev. Awdry Railway Series. Rev. Awdry Railway...

    Gordon the Big Engine & His Tender.

    375

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  10. New Arrival
    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

    3250

  11. New Arrival
    Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes.
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    (PEAKE, Mervyn, illustrator.) (PEAKE, Mervyn, illustrator.)

    Ride a Cock-Horse and Other Nursery Rhymes.

    575

  12. Smith of Wootton Major.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    Smith of Wootton Major.

    75

  13. Smith of Wootton Major.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    Smith of Wootton Major.

    45

  14. New Arrival
    Green Eggs and Ham.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Green Eggs and Ham.

    3000

  15. New Arrival
    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

    450

  16. New Arrival
    The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.

    500

  17. New Arrival
    The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Five Star Theatre Presents: Foiled by Essolube.

    1650

  18. New Arrival
    Hop on Pop.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Hop on Pop.

    300

  19. New Arrival
    You’re Only Old Once!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    You’re Only Old Once!

    250

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  21. New Arrival
    The Wind in the Willows.
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    GRAHAME, Kenneth. GRAHAME, Kenneth.

    The Wind in the Willows.

    750

  22. New Arrival
    The Yellow Book.
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    (YELLOW BOOK.) (YELLOW BOOK.)

    The Yellow Book.

    1500

  23. New Arrival
  24. New Arrival
    Now We Are Six.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Now We Are Six.

    675

  25. New Arrival
    The Road To Oz.
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    BAUM, L. Frank. BAUM, L. Frank.

    The Road To Oz.

    650

  26. New Arrival
    The Orange Fairy Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Orange Fairy Book.

    850

  27. New Arrival
    The Three Caballeros.
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    DISNEY, Walt. DISNEY, Walt.

    The Three Caballeros.

    450

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  30. New Arrival
    The BFG.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The BFG.

    300

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  32. New Arrival
    The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    3750

  33. New Arrival
    The BFG.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The BFG.

    375

  34. New Arrival
    Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    2950

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

    Peter and Wendy.

    3750

  37. [Complete set of the Swallows and Amazons novels:]
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    RANSOME, Arthur. RANSOME, Arthur.

    [Complete set of the Swallows and Amazons novels:]

    3000

  38. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
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    WILDE, Oscar. WILDE, Oscar.

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

    22500

  39. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
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    JENKINS, James. JENKINS, James.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.

    9750

  40. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

    375

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