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  1. The Orange Fairy Book.

    The Orange Fairy Book. 1906

    £450.00

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

  2. Cosmographicus…

    Cosmographicus… 1533

    £5,500.00

    First enlarged edition with the addition of the Libellus de locorum describendorum ratione, & de eorum distantiis inveniendis of Gemma Frisius, in which Frisius first described the principal of triangulation for use in surveying. The Cosmographia of Petrus Apianus was one of the most popular …Read more

  3. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. 1909

    £750.00

    First edition. The sequel to the tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The first two printings are identical. Read more

  4. The Tailor of Gloucester.

    The Tailor of Gloucester. 1903

    £1,250.00

    First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. This edition was preceded by 500 copies privately printed for the author. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and sixteen are entirely new for this edition. Read more

  5. The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.

    The Illustrated Christmas Cracker. 2002

    £45.00

    First edition, first impression. An amusing assortment of entertaining extracts, wittily illustrated with Quentin Blake’s quirky drawings. Read more

  6. The Sky Bandits.
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    The Sky Bandits. [1938]

    £275.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  7. London.
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    London. 1841-44

    £150.00

    First edition. A handsomely bound set. Read more

  8. The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.
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    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746. 1859

    £185.00

    First edition. A handsome copy. Read more

  9. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox. 1970

    £600.00

    First UK edition, first impression. An attractive copy of the classic tale, which is increasingly scarce in this printing. Read more

  10. The Twits.
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    The Twits. 1980

    £475.00

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy. Read more

  11. A Christmas Carol.
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    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £10,000.00

    Signed limited edition, no. 449 of 525 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Presentation copy inscribed by Rackham on the half-title to American author and illustrator Oliver Herford, “To Oliver Herford, Arthur Rackham, 1927″, underneath Rackham’s original ink drawing of two birds dressed as …Read more

  12. A Christmas Carol.
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    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £1,375.00

    First Rackham edition. Read more

  13. The Borrowers.
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    The Borrowers. 1952

    £2,750.00

    First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works. Read more

  14. The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.
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    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales. [1910]

    £3,000.00

    First Dulac edition. Signed presentation copy on the half-title “To my friend Ernest Brown with all best wishes Edmund Dulac” alongside an ink drawing of a lady in a ball gown. Ernest Brown was one of the principals at the Leicester Galleries in London where …Read more

  15. Sing For Christmas.

    Sing For Christmas. 1943

    £75.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, ” For Miss Julia F. Carter, with warm personal regards from Opal wheeler Macrae”. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss …Read more

  16. Wuthering Heights.
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    Wuthering Heights. 1931

    £1,250.00

    First Leighton trade edition. Read more

  17. [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    [The Chronicles of Narnia:] 1950–56

    £9,750.00

    First editions, first impressions. A complete set of The Chronicles of Narnia. Read more

  18. Now We Are Six.
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    Now We Are Six. 1927

    £250.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  19. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales. [1917]

    £475.00

    First Rackham edition. With a loosely inserted extra colour plate and a contemporary newspaper article on the brothers Grimm and the Harz Mountains. Read more

  20. The Hobbit.
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    The Hobbit. 1937

    £11,000.00

    First edition, first printing. A beautifully bound copy of this high spot of children’s literature. Read more

  21. George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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    George’s Marvellous Medicine. 1981

    £300.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  22. Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.
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    Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet. 1957

    £12,500.00

    Autograph letter and original drawing of Piglet, seated on the grass with a dandelion clock; “The Piglet was sitting on the ground at the door of his house blowing happily at a dandelion, and wondering whether it would be this year, next year, some time …Read more

  23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964

    £2,500.00

    First edition, first printing (with the six-line colophon on the final page which was cut to five in subsequent printings). A very attractive copy of this beloved children’s tale. Read more

  24. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817. [after 1835]

    £12,500.00

    First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed of paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. …Read more

  25. Watership Down.

    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,950.00

    Number 47 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 exceeded 100,000 in the …Read more

  26. The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows. 1908

    £6,750.00

    First edition, first impression of Grahame’s children’s classic. Read more

  27. Stuart Little.

    Stuart Little. 1945

    £1,250.00

    First edition, first printing. “Although ‘Stuart Little’ may be listed as a children’s book, and children will undoubtedly be the excuse for getting it into the house, it it for all ages, all shapes and sizes of readers who like the light fantastic tone” (Beney, …Read more

  28. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle. 1920

    £750.00

    First edition, first printing of the first title in the Dr. Dolittle series. Read more

  29. The Compleat Angler.

    The Compleat Angler. 1931

    £300.00

    First Rackham edition. Based upon the edition published in 1897 edited by Richard Le Gallienne, the text is taken from the 1697 fifth edition, with the author’s last lifetime revisions, “but the spelling is modernised”. Read more

  30. Danny. The Champion of the World.

    Danny. The Champion of the World. 1975

    £3,500.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to “Audrey love Roald Dahl, Oct 26 1975″. Read more

  31. Short Sorties. [sic]

    Short Sorties. [sic] 1950

    £275.00

    First edition, first impression. A collection of 20 short stories. Republished in 2006 by Norman Wright under the title “Short Sorties & Sky Fever”. COPAC lists one copy held in the Imperial War Museum; none found in OCLC. Read more

  32. A Visit to Heven.

    A Visit to Heven. 1899

    £2,500.00

    First edition, one of a limited edition of 200 privately printed copies. Inscribed on the upper wrapper “From A. Conan Doyle with kind regards”. A short story by the daughter of Arthur Conan Doyle, with the charming spelling and grammatical errors of a nine-year-old retained. Read more

  33. Scotland Illustrated,

    Scotland Illustrated, 1838

    £500.00

    First edition. One of several works by William Beattie (1793–1875), Scotland Illustrated includes historical and topographical descriptions of Scottish sites and landscapes, accompanied by numerous engraved views. Read more

  34. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1904

    £120.00

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

  35. You’re Only Old Once!

    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

  36. The Sleeping Beauty.

    The Sleeping Beauty. [1920]

    £675.00

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

  37. Tragedy of Hamlet.

    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

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

    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

  39. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    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

  40. The Package. A Mystery.

    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

  41. Five Are Together Again.

    Five Are Together Again. 1963

    £125.00

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

  42. Five Have a Mystery to Solve.

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve. 1962

    £150.00

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

  43. Prison Etiquette.

    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

  44. Love Among the Ruins.

    Love Among the Ruins. 1953

    £250.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  45. We Hide, You Seek.

    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

  46. Watership Down.

    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,950.00

    Number 118 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams’s 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

  47. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

    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

  48. The Minpins.

    The Minpins. 1991

    £65.00

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

  1. The Orange Fairy Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Orange Fairy Book.

    £450.00

  2. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    £750.00

  3. The Tailor of Gloucester.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tailor of Gloucester.

    £1,250.00

  4. The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.
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    NORWICH, John Julius & Quentin Blake. NORWICH, John Julius...

    The Illustrated Christmas Cracker.

    £45.00

  5. New Arrival
    The Sky Bandits.
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    ROCHESTER, George E. ROCHESTER, George E.

    The Sky Bandits.

    £275.00

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    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.
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    TAYLOR, James. TAYLOR, James.

    The Pictorial History of Scotland from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion A.D. 79-1746.

    £185.00

  8. New Arrival
    Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    £600.00

  9. New Arrival
    The Twits.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Twits.

    £475.00

  10. New Arrival
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    The Borrowers.
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    NORTON, Mary. NORTON, Mary.

    The Borrowers.

    £2,750.00

  13. New Arrival
    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.
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    (DULAC, Edmund) QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur. (DULAC, Edmund) QUILLER-COUCH,...

    The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales.

    £3,000.00

  14. New Arrival
    Wuthering Heights.
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    BRONTË, Emily. BRONTË, Emily.

    Wuthering Heights.

    £1,250.00

  15. New Arrival
    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

    £9,750.00

  16. New Arrival
    Now We Are Six.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Now We Are Six.

    £250.00

  17. New Arrival
    Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, The Brothers. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £475.00

  18. New Arrival
    The Hobbit.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    The Hobbit.

    £11,000.00

  19. New Arrival
    George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    £300.00

  20. New Arrival
    Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.
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    SHEPARD, E.H. SHEPARD, E.H.

    Original pen and ink drawing of Piglet.

    £12,500.00

  21. New Arrival
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £2,500.00

  22. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
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    JENKINS, James. JENKINS, James.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.

    £12,500.00

  23. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950.00

  24. The Wind in the Willows.
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    GRAHAME, Kenneth. GRAHAME, Kenneth.

    The Wind in the Willows.

    £6,750.00

  25. Stuart Little.
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    WHITE, E. B. WHITE, E. B.

    Stuart Little.

    £1,250.00

  26. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
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    LOFTING, Hugh. LOFTING, Hugh.

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    £750.00

  27. Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Danny. The Champion of the World.

    £3,500.00

  28. Short Sorties. [sic]
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    JOHNS, W. E. JOHNS, W. E.

    Short Sorties. [sic]

    £275.00

  29. Scotland Illustrated,
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    BEATTIE, William. BEATTIE, William.

    Scotland Illustrated,

    £500.00

  30. The Vicar of Wakefield.
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    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. GOLDSMITH, Oliver.

    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    £120.00

  31. You’re Only Old Once!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    You’re Only Old Once!

    £600.00

  32. 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

  33. The Package. A Mystery.
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    ANDERSON, Laurie. ANDERSON, Laurie.

    The Package. A Mystery.

    £300.00

  34. Five Are Together Again.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Are Together Again.

    £125.00

  35. Five Have a Mystery to Solve.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.

    £150.00

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

    Love Among the Ruins.

    £250.00

  37. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950.00

  38. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
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    WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. WIGGIN, Kate Douglas.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

    £375.00

  39. The Minpins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Minpins.

    £65.00

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