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  1. The Polar Express.

    The Polar Express. 1985

    £200.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg at lower front corner, “To Bob Chris Van Allsburg.” The poster was specially printed for the ABA Convention in May 1985 a few months prior to the release of the book. Read more

  2. Christmas.

    Christmas. 1940

    £250.00

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  3. The Sweet Patootie Doll.

    The Sweet Patootie Doll. 1957

    £85.00

    First edition, first library edition. Published at the same time as the first trade edition, this copy just with a reinforced binding marketed for libraries. Story of a doll accidentally left behind outside and her encounters with all the animals of the woods. Read more

  4. A Birthday for Frances.

    A Birthday for Frances. 1968

    £150.00

    First edition, first printing. A further title in the adventures of everyone’s favourite little badger. Read more

  5. Witch Poems.

    Witch Poems. 1976

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator on the half title page, ” To Judy Cohn, with best “witches” Trina Schart Hyman.” A fun collection of poems all on witches. Read more

  6. Mouse Soup.

    Mouse Soup. 1977

    £85.00

    First edition, first printing. Advance review copy which was sent to the Horn Book for their review. Part of the I Can Read series for beginner readers. Wonderful group of 4 short mouse tales. Read more

  7. The Moon Jumpers.

    The Moon Jumpers. 1959

    £200.00

    First edition, first printing. A 1960 Caldecott Honor book, recognising the storie’s superb Sendak illustrations. Read more

  8. A Single Shard.

    A Single Shard. 2001

    £750.00

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. This copy has the Caldecott and Newbery Awards banquet program and the acceptances speeches on cassette tape. A young adult novel set in 12th century Korea. A scarce title in the Newbery collecting field. Read more

  9. The Gingerbread Rabbit.

    The Gingerbread Rabbit. 1964

    £85.00

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  10. The Night-Watchmen.

    The Night-Watchmen. 1969

    £65.00

    First edition, first printing. A young adult mystery novel. This title was awarded in 1989 the Phoenix Award from the Children’s Literature Association, recognising it as the best children’s book published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award. Read more

  11. Frog and Toad Together.

    Frog and Toad Together. 1972

    £200.00

    First edition, first printing. A further adventure of the fun loving amphibians. This title was a 1973 Newbery Honor title. Read more

  12. The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice. 1995

    £150.00

    First edition, first printing. The 1996 Newbery Award Medal winner. Read more

  13. The Black Pearl.

    The Black Pearl. 1967

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Novel of a young boy who joins his father’s business of pearl diving and the riches he dreams of. Read more

  14. Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke.

    Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke. 1969

    £65.00

    First edition, first printing. A sequel to Santa Mouse. Read more

  15. Let’s Kill Uncle.

    Let’s Kill Uncle. 1963

    £300.00

    First US edition, first printing, precedes the UK edition by a year. Author’s third novel under June Skinner’s pseudonym Rohan O’Grady. Basis for the 1966 UK film of same name produced by William Castle. Novel tells the tale of “two charming children on summer holiday …Read more

  16. My Friend Flicka.

    My Friend Flicka. 1941

    £2,750.00

    First edition, first printing. First title in the trilogy and basis for the enduring 1943 film directed by Harold D. Schuster, and featuring Roddy McDowall and Preston Foster. Novel is of young boys love and devotion to a mustang. Read more

  17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 2001

    £100.00

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the illustrator on the title page. Read more

  18. 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

  19. The Royal Book Of Oz.
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    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

  20. Tales From Grimm.
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    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

  21. The Hundred and One Dalmatians
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    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

  22. [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]
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    [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

  23. Frankenstein.
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    Frankenstein. 1934

    £1,375.00

    First Lynd Ward illustrated edition, first printing. Read more

  24. Fifteen Drawings.
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    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

  25. Rip Van Winkle.
    New Arrival

    Rip Van Winkle. 1905

    £2,250.00

    First Rackham Edition. Read more

  26. The Cat in the Hat.
    New Arrival

    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

  27. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. 1956

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  28. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
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    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £1,750.00

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  29. The Gremlins.
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    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

  30. Matilda.
    New Arrival

    Matilda. 1988

    £375.00

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

  31. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
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    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

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

  33. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    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

  34. The Jungle Book.
    New Arrival

    The Jungle Book. 1955

    £375.00

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

  35. Just So Stories for Little Children.
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    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

  36. The Two Jungle Books.
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    The Two Jungle Books. 1924

    £1,375.00

    First thin paper edition. Read more

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. The Olive Fairy Book.
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    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

  40. 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

  41. The Cat in the Hat.
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    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

  42. 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

  43. Danny the Champion of the World.
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    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

  44. The Witches.
    New Arrival

    The Witches. 1983

    £200.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  45. Treasure Island.
    New Arrival

    Treasure Island. 1927

    £1,250.00

    First Dulac edition, handsomely bound. Read more

  46. Undine.
    New Arrival

    Undine. 1909

    £500.00

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

  47. The Compleat Angler
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    The Compleat Angler 1931

    £975.00

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

  48. Treasure Island.
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    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

  1. The Polar Express.
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    VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. VAN ALLSBURG, Chris.

    The Polar Express.

    £200.00

  2. A Birthday for Frances.
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    HOBAN, Russell. HOBAN, Russell.

    A Birthday for Frances.

    £150.00

  3. Mouse Soup.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Mouse Soup.

    £85.00

  4. A Single Shard.
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    PARK, Linda Sue. PARK, Linda Sue.

    A Single Shard.

    £750.00

  5. The Gingerbread Rabbit.
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    JARRELL, Randall. JARRELL, Randall.

    The Gingerbread Rabbit.

    £85.00

  6. The Night-Watchmen.
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    CRESSWELL, Helen. CRESSWELL, Helen.

    The Night-Watchmen.

    £65.00

  7. Frog and Toad Together.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Frog and Toad Together.

    £200.00

  8. The Midwife’s Apprentice.
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    CUSHMAN, Karen. CUSHMAN, Karen.

    The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    £150.00

  9. The Black Pearl.
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    O'DELL, Scott. O'DELL, Scott.

    The Black Pearl.

    £125.00

  10. Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke.
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    BROWN, Michael. BROWN, Michael.

    Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke.

    £65.00

  11. My Friend Flicka.
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    O'HARA, Mary. O'HARA, Mary.

    My Friend Flicka.

    £2,750.00

  12. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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    (McGRAW, Deloss.) CARROLL, Lewis. (McGRAW, Deloss.) CARROLL,...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    £100.00

  13. New Arrival
    Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £285.00

  14. New Arrival
  15. New Arrival
    Tales From Grimm.
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    GAG, Wanda. GAG, Wanda.

    Tales From Grimm.

    £975.00

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

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    £4,500.00

  17. New Arrival
    [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

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    Fifteen Drawings.
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    LEWIS, Wyndham. LEWIS, Wyndham.

    Fifteen Drawings.

    £7,500.00

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

    The Cat in the Hat.

    £2,750.00

  22. New Arrival
    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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    SMITH, Dodie. SMITH, Dodie.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    £1,500.00

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  24. New Arrival
    The Gremlins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Gremlins.

    £2,500.00

  25. New Arrival
    Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £375.00

  26. New Arrival
    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

  27. New Arrival
    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

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

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £200.00

  29. New Arrival
    The Jungle Book.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Jungle Book.

    £375.00

  30. New Arrival
    Just So Stories for Little Children.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    Just So Stories for Little Children.

    £875.00

  31. New Arrival
    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

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

    The Olive Fairy Book.

    £600.00

  35. 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

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

    The Cat in the Hat.

    £3,500.00

  37. New Arrival
    Boy.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Boy.

    £1,250.00

  38. 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

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

    The Witches.

    £200.00

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