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  1. The Vicar of Wakefield.
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    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1904

    £120.00

    A very attractively bound copy of this popular work, with Brock’s charming illustrations. Read more

  2. You’re Only Old Once!
    New Arrival

    You’re Only Old Once! 1986

    £600.00

    First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed by Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper to Kay Conrad, wife of the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad, “For Kay, who will never get old! Dr. Seuss”, and with a sketch by Conrad of himself as …Read more

  3. The Sleeping Beauty.
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    The Sleeping Beauty. [1920]

    £675.00

    First Rackham edition, first impression, in variant binding. Read more

  4. Babar the King.
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    Babar the King. 1935

    £575.00

    First US edition, first printing. Babar the King, the elephant king’s third adventure, was originally published in France in 1933, under the title Le Roi Babar. Read more

  5. The Collected Verse.
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    The Collected Verse. 1932

    £475.00

    A handsomely bound copy of Caroll’s verses. Read more

  6. Tragedy of Hamlet.
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    Tragedy of Hamlet. [c.1907]

    £600.00

    Signed limited edition. An out-of-series copy from a limited edition of 250 copies signed by Simmonds, this copy being numbered “0000”. With an introduction by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Read more

  7. Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
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    Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. 1909

    £1,500.00

    Signed limited edition, number 638 of 750 copies signed by Rackham. Rackham’s Gulliver’s Travels was originally published in 1900, this is a revised edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured. Read more

  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1907

    £2,250.00

    First Rackham edition, limited issue. Number 756 of 1130 copies. Unusually for Rackham, he did not sign this edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Read more

  9. Peter and Wendy.
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    Peter and Wendy. [1911]

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first impression. The origins of Peter Pan as a literary character were somewhat protracted. Barrie had found fame as a writer of prose, initially with Scottish story-collections such as Auld Licht Idylls and A Window in Thrums, and then a sequence of novels …Read more

  10. The Package. A Mystery.
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    The Package. A Mystery. 1971

    £300.00

    First edition, first printing of the renowned performance artist’s first book. “One day my five-year-old sister asked, ‘Laurie, which of us is dreaming?’ This is what The Package is about” (jacket blurb). A mystery story for children in pictures alone in which “a painting can …Read more

  11. Five Are Together Again.
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    Five Are Together Again. 1963

    £125.00

    First edition, first impression. The twenty-first adventure of the Famous Five. Read more

  12. Five Have a Mystery to Solve.
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    Five Have a Mystery to Solve. 1962

    £150.00

    First edition, first impression. The twentieth adventure of the Famous Five. Read more

  13. Peter Pan and Wendy.
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    Peter Pan and Wendy. 1936.

    £125.00

    Third US edition. Read more

  14. [The Uncle series.]
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    [The Uncle series.] 1964-1973

    £1,500.00

    First editions, first impressions. All of the Uncle books except for the fifth, Uncle and Claudius the Camel (1970). Read more

  15. Prison Etiquette.
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    Prison Etiquette. 1955

    £150.00

    First edition, first impression. Hand-set and hand-printed edition of 2000 copies. An anthology of writings by conscientious objectors to World War II. With a preface by Christopher Isherwood. Owner signature to front wrapper. Read more

  16. Love Among the Ruins.
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    Love Among the Ruins. 1953

    £250.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  17. We Hide, You Seek.
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    We Hide, You Seek. 1979

    £100.00

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed with an original drawing by one of the author-illustrators on verso of front free endpaper: “To my friends in Mrs. Alexander’s First Grade Class. Love, Jose Aruego 9/29/84″. A vibrantly illustrated children’s book, this is the seventh collaboration …Read more

  18. Watership Down.
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    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,950.00

    Number 118 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams’ first novel. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses. When finally issued by Rex Collings in 1972 sales were over 100,000 in …Read more

  19. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
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    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. [c.1915]

    £375.00

    Inscribed by the author with a quotation from page 9: “‘It’s the dearest thing in the world to me, but it’s a dreadful care!’ said Rebecca of her little pink parasol.” Reprint. Read more

  20. A Christmas Carol.
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    A Christmas Carol. 1962

    £600.00

    An attractively bound copy of A Christmas Carol as illustrated by Arthur Rackham, originally published in 1915. Read more

  21. Rhyme Stew.

    Rhyme Stew. 1989

    £85.00

    First edition, first impression. A quirky collection of poetry. Read more

  22. The Minpins.

    The Minpins. 1991

    £65.00

    First edition, first impression. Minpin was the nickname of Ophelia, Roald Dahl’s daughter. Read more

  23. The Enormous Crocodile.

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1978

    £175.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  24. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. 1991

    £45.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  25. Boy.

    Boy. 1984

    £125.00

    First edition, first impression. An excellent copy. Read more

  26. Babar at Home.

    Babar at Home. 1938

    £300.00

    First English-language edition, first impression; the original French edition was published earlier the same year. An appealing and bright copy of this modern children’s classic. Read more

  27. The Last Battle.

    The Last Battle. 1956

    £750.00

    First edition, first impression of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series. Read more

  28. Young Folk and Old.

    Young Folk and Old. 1925

    £375.00

    First editio, limited to 220 copies out of which this is number 3. A collection of 14 poems, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: “G.C.E. from E.F. October 1925.” With 2 loosely inserted newspaper clippings. Read more

  29. Charlotte’s Web.

    Charlotte’s Web. 1952

    £6,500.00

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title: “For Debbie with best wishes, sincerely Garth Williams”. Read more

  30. Wag-by-Wall.

    Wag-by-Wall. 1944

    £1,500.00

    First edition in book form, number 23 from a limited edition of only 100 copies. Beatrix Potter wrote this Christmas story in 1909 as “The Little Black Kettle” and put it aside. She picked up the story again in 1929 and rewrote it as part …Read more

  31. A Light In The Attic.

    A Light In The Attic. 1981

    £85.00

    First edition, first printing. Collection of humorous poems. Read more

  32. The Old Meadow.

    The Old Meadow. 1987

    £45.00

    First edition, first printing. A Chester Cricket adventure. Read more

  33. The Dolls’ House.

    The Dolls’ House. 1947

    £375.00

    First edition, first prinitng. 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

  34. A Book of Bunnies.

    A Book of Bunnies. 1910

    £650.00

    First edition, first prinitng. Signed by the author to lower front of the title page, “Hand coloured by Grace F. Hawes”. Each page features a delightful bunny illustration followed by a verse. A very scarce title with only one showing on OCLC at the …Read more

  35. Miss Hickory.

    Miss Hickory. 1946

    £300.00

    First edition. Signed by the author on the half title page, with Julia F. Carter’s illustrated bookplate. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division …Read more

  36. A Grass Rope.

    A Grass Rope. 1957

    £100.00

    First edition, first printing. An adventure novel of treasure hunting set in the Yorkshire dales. Winner of the 1957 Carnegie Medal, for outstanding children’s book of the year. Scarce with the award wrap around band. Read more

  37. The New Friend.

    The New Friend. 1981

    £125.00

    First Emily A. McCully illustrated edition. Inscribed by the author underneath the printed dedication, “with love-always-Charlotte.” Picture book dealing with the childhood trauma of losing a best friend. Read more

  38. Mouse Tales.

    Mouse Tales. 1972

    £65.00

    First edition, first printing. Part of the I Can Read series for beginner readers. Wonderful group of 7 short mouse tales. Read more

  39. The Witches.

    The Witches. 1983

    £250.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  40. The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree.

    The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree. 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977

    £750.00

    First editions, first impressions, each copy signed on the title page, of these four titles in Cooper’s “The Dark is Rising” series, lacking only the first title, “Over Sea Under Stone”, which was published by Jonathan Cape, a different publisher, much earlier than the following …Read more

  41. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car. 1964–65

    £875.00

    First editions, first impressions. The complete set of Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stories. Read more

  42. Island Nights’ Entertainments.

    Island Nights’ Entertainments. 1893

    £250.00

    First UK edition (5 days after the US edition), first impression, first issue with the price altered in ink facing the half title. A very smart copy. Read more

  43. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £3,750.00

    Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation page with an additional loose plate signed by Rackham and housed in the publisher’s envelope. An absolutely beautiful, fresh copy. Read more

  44. The Witches.

    The Witches. 1983

    £2,750.00

    First edition, first impression. A wonderful example of The Chelsea Bindery’s work. Read more

  45. Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road.

    Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road. c.1873

    £450.00

    First edition, extremely uncommon, no other complete copy traced, the copy in the Barry Ono Collection at the BL having only the first nine parts, lacking all after p. 72. A note in the BL catalogue traces a record of the publisher in the 1873 …Read more

  46. Tom Brown’s School Days.

    Tom Brown’s School Days. 1888

    £375.00

    A very handsomely bound copy of Tom Brown’s School Days (first published in 1857), inscribed by the author on the half title, “John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby, with all good wishes from the author & his wife. Nov. 1888″. The recipient was John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby …Read more

  47. The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows. 1951

    £2,250.00

    100th edition. Limited to 500 copies, printed on handmade paper. Read more

  48. The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book.

    The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book. 1894 & 1895

    £3,500.00

    First editions, first impressions. A lovely pair. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    The Vicar of Wakefield.
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    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. GOLDSMITH, Oliver.

    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    £120.00

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

    You’re Only Old Once!

    £600.00

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  4. New Arrival
    Babar the King.
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    BRUNHOFF, Jean de. BRUNHOFF, Jean de.

    Babar the King.

    £575.00

  5. New Arrival
    The Collected Verse.
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    CARROLL, Lewis. CARROLL, Lewis.

    The Collected Verse.

    £475.00

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    Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SWIFT, Jonathan. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SWIFT,...

    Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.

    £1,500.00

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

    Peter and Wendy.

    £1,500.00

  10. New Arrival
    The Package. A Mystery.
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    ANDERSON, Laurie. ANDERSON, Laurie.

    The Package. A Mystery.

    £300.00

  11. New Arrival
    Five Are Together Again.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Are Together Again.

    £125.00

  12. New Arrival
    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.

    £150.00

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    [The Uncle series.]
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    MARTIN, J. P. MARTIN, J. P.

    [The Uncle series.]

    £1,500.00

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    Love Among the Ruins.
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    WAUGH, Evelyn. WAUGH, Evelyn.

    Love Among the Ruins.

    £250.00

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    Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950.00

  19. New Arrival
    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
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    WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. WIGGIN, Kate Douglas.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

    £375.00

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  21. Rhyme Stew.
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    DAHL, Roald DAHL, Roald

    Rhyme Stew.

    £85.00

  22. The Minpins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Minpins.

    £65.00

  23. The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £175.00

  24. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    £45.00

  25. Boy.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Boy.

    £125.00

  26. Babar at Home.
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    BRUNHOFF, Jean de. BRUNHOFF, Jean de.

    Babar at Home.

    £300.00

  27. The Last Battle.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Last Battle.

    £750.00

  28. Young Folk and Old.
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    FARJEON, Eleanor. FARJEON, Eleanor.

    Young Folk and Old.

    £375.00

  29. Charlotte’s Web.
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    WHITE, E. B. WHITE, E. B.

    Charlotte’s Web.

    £6,500.00

  30. Wag-by-Wall.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    Wag-by-Wall.

    £1,500.00

  31. A Light In The Attic.
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    SILVERSTEIN, Shel. SILVERSTEIN, Shel.

    A Light In The Attic.

    £85.00

  32. The Old Meadow.
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    SELDEN, George. SELDEN, George.

    The Old Meadow.

    £45.00

  33. The Dolls’ House.
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    GODDEN, Rumer. GODDEN, Rumer.

    The Dolls’ House.

    £375.00

  34. A Book of Bunnies.
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    HAWES, F. Grace. HAWES, F. Grace.

    A Book of Bunnies.

    £650.00

  35. A Grass Rope.
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    MAYNE, William. MAYNE, William.

    A Grass Rope.

    £100.00

  36. The New Friend.
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    ZOLOTOW, Charlotte. ZOLOTOW, Charlotte.

    The New Friend.

    £125.00

  37. Mouse Tales.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Mouse Tales.

    £65.00

  38. The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £250.00

  39. The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree.

    £750.00

  40. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    £875.00

  41. Island Nights’ Entertainments.
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    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

    Island Nights’ Entertainments.

    £250.00

  42. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur) GRIMM, The Brothers. (RACKHAM, Arthur) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £3,750.00

  43. The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £2,750.00

  44. Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road.
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    (TURPIN, Dick) (TURPIN, Dick)

    Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road.

    £450.00

  45. Tom Brown’s School Days.
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    HUGHES, Thomas. HUGHES, Thomas.

    Tom Brown’s School Days.

    £375.00

  46. The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book.

    £3,500.00

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