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  1. A Light In The Attic.

    A Light In The Attic. [1981]

    £85.00

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

  2. The Old Meadow.

    The Old Meadow. [1987]

    £45.00

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Witches.

    The Witches. [1983]

    £250.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  10. [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

    [The Chronicles of Narnia:] [1950]

    £4,950.00

    First editions, first impressions throughout this complete set of the beloved Narnia series. ‘The immediate inspiration for “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” was a series of nightmares that Lewis had had about Lions. More seriously, he was concerned to do for children what …Read more

  11. 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]

    £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

  12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car. [1964]

    £875.00

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. The Witches.

    The Witches. [1982]

    £2,750.00

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

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

    Turpin and Bess: A Romance of the Road. [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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book.

    The Jungle Book; and The Second Jungle Book. [1894]

    £3,500.00

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

  20. Voyage dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837 … Atlas de 95 Planches coloriées d’histoire naturelle.

    Voyage dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837 … Atlas de 95 Planches coloriées d’histoire naturelle. [1842]

    £7,500.00

    First edition of this highly uncommon natural history atlas. The make-up of this plate volume seems to vary from copy to copy: the present copy contains 79 of the plates called for by Nissen, including the superb ichthyological and amphibian suites, together with a group …Read more

  21. Maps, Plans, Views, and Coins, Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis

    Maps, Plans, Views, and Coins, Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis [1817]

    £750.00

    Fifth edition, re-engraved from the recent Paris edition, of which the first edition was published in 1787. This copy is the supplementary map volume from Barthélemy’s greatest work, his imaginary yet educational ramble around the ancient Greek world. From the library of the 19th-century civil …Read more

  22. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. [1940]

    £475.00

    First illustrated edition. Read more

  23. Exploration of the Moon.

    Exploration of the Moon. [1954]

    £825.00

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to American playwright and screenwriter Howard E. Koch on the front free endpaper, “To Howard Koch, with all good wishes – Arthur Clark”. Howard Koch conducted an interview with Arthur C. Clark as an introduction …Read more

  24. Sir Joshua Reynolds.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds. [1900]

    £875.00

    First edition of this magnificent production giving a comprehensively illustrated overview of the career of Joshua Reynold’s, the first president of the Royal Academy, who was acquainted with, and painted, nearly all the leading men and women of his day, from Samuel Johnson to the …Read more

  25. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. [2000]

    £1,250.00

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication leaf. With the golden ticket invitation for the signing loosely inserted. Read more

  26. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. [1956]

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  27. Mary Poppins.
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    Mary Poppins. [1934]

    £450.00

    First US edition, first printing of the first Mary Poppins book, originally published in the UK in the same year. Read more

  28. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    The House at Pooh Corner. [1928]

    £450.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  29. The Girl’s Book of Verse.

    The Girl’s Book of Verse. [1922]

    £50.00

    First edition, first printing, of this lovely poetry anthology for children compiled by author, editor, storyteller and children’s librarian Mary Gould Davis (1882-1956). This copy is warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by the compiler: “Julia F. Carter, who came from Maine where this …Read more

  30. ABC de Babar.

    ABC de Babar. [1995]

    £275.00

    First edition thus. Signed by Laurent De Brunhoff on the title page. A French and English alphabet and dictionary book for children featuring the loveable Babar. This being a new translation of the 1936 edition. Read more

  31. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. [1964]

    £1,500.00

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

  32. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. [1928]

    £500.00

    First edition, first impression. The fourth and last work in the Winnie-the-Pooh series and the first to feature the character of Tigger. Read more

  33. Sindbad the Sailor

    Sindbad the Sailor [1914]

    £1,750.00

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  34. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. [1906]

    £4,750.00

    Signed limited edition, no. 405 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator. 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 …Read more

  35. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. [1913]

    £2,750.00

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,130 numbered copies signed by the artist. Read more

  36. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. [1928]

    £3,000.00

    Signed limited edition. Number 60 of 350 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and artist. Read more

  37. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £3,000.00

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy in a remarkably fresh jacket. Read more

  38. Keep It Like A Secret.

    Keep It Like A Secret. [1961]

    £150.00

    First edition, first printing. Illustrated by the prolific artist whom is better known for his graphic art contributions, of which his firm, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, have created the lasting logos of NBC, National Geographic, Mobil , Barney’s of New York, among countless others. …Read more

  39. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. [1937]

    £800.00

    First edition, first UK printing. A picture based on the animated film. A scarce printing of this title. Read more

  40. Now We Are Six.

    Now We Are Six. [1927]

    £2,750.00

    Signed limited edition, large paper issue. Number 134 of 200 copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by both Milne and Shepard. With the spare title label pasted onto the rear pastedown. Read more

  41. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £3,750.00

    Signed limited edition, large paper issue, number 309 of 350 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and artist. With a loosely inserted bookseller’s invoice dated 1961. Read more

  42. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young. [1924]

    £3,000.00

    First edition, first impression. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 4,500. With an early 1960s bookseller’s list and invoice loosely inserted. Read more

  43. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [1967]

    £375.00

    First UK edition, first impression. A very nice copy of the increasingly scarce first UK edition (originally published New York, Knopf, 1964, with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman). Read more

  44. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. [1837]

    £750.00

    First edition in book form with mixed points, such as the vignette title page with the signboard reading “Weller” instead of “Veller” but with the two Buss plates cancelled by Dickens (facing pages 69 and 74). Also with later issue plates, titled and dated and …Read more

  45. Eastward Sweeps the Current.

    Eastward Sweeps the Current. [1937]

    £150.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the half title page, “For Miss Julia Carter, with warm appreciation of her kindness. Alida Malkus Cincinnati Nov. 5 1937.” Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s …Read more

  46. Tommy and His Dog, Hurry.

    Tommy and His Dog, Hurry. [1944]

    £75.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julie F. Carter on the front free endpaper, ” With an ectra special salute from me to my adored Julia, Helen april 1944″. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the …Read more

  47. Mr. Revere and I.

    Mr. Revere and I. [1953]

    £75.00

    Signed limited edition with the included eight prints from illustrations featured in the story. Limited to 500 copies this is copy number 459. A tale of Paul Revere. Read more

  48. Powder.

    Powder. [1933]

    £175.00

    First edition, first printing. A picture book about a circus horse. Read more

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

    A Light In The Attic.

    £85.00

  2. The Old Meadow.
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    SELDEN, George. SELDEN, George.

    The Old Meadow.

    £45.00

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

    The Dolls’ House.

    £375.00

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

    A Book of Bunnies.

    £650.00

  5. A Grass Rope.
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    MAYNE, William. MAYNE, William.

    A Grass Rope.

    £100.00

  6. The New Friend.
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    ZOLOTOW, Charlotte. ZOLOTOW, Charlotte.

    The New Friend.

    £125.00

  7. Mouse Tales.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Mouse Tales.

    £65.00

  8. The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £250.00

  9. [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

    £4,950.00

  10. 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

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

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    £875.00

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

    Island Nights’ Entertainments.

    £250.00

  13. 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

  14. The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £2,750.00

  15. 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

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

    Tom Brown’s School Days.

    £375.00

  17. 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

  18. Voyage dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837 … Atlas de 95 Planches coloriées d’histoire naturelle.
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    DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. DEMIDOFF, Anatole de.

    Voyage dans la Russie Méridionale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837 … Atlas de 95 Planches coloriées d’histoire naturelle.

    £7,500.00

  19. Maps, Plans, Views, and Coins, Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis
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    BARTHÉLEMY, Jean Jacques. BARTHÉLEMY, Jean Jacques.

    Maps, Plans, Views, and Coins, Illustrative of the Travels of Anacharsis

    £750.00

  20. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
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    ELIOT, T. S. (BENTLEY, Nicolas.) ELIOT, T. S....

    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

    £475.00

  21. Exploration of the Moon.
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    CLARKE, Arthur C. CLARKE, Arthur C.

    Exploration of the Moon.

    £825.00

  22. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    £1,250.00

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

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    £1,500.00

  24. New Arrival
    Mary Poppins.
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    TRAVERS, P. L. TRAVERS, P. L.

    Mary Poppins.

    £450.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £450.00

  26. The Girl’s Book of Verse.
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    DAVIS, Mary Gould. DAVIS, Mary Gould.

    The Girl’s Book of Verse.

    £50.00

  27. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £1,500.00

  28. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £500.00

  29. Sindbad the Sailor
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) (DULAC, Edmund.)

    Sindbad the Sailor

    £1,750.00

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

    Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    £4,750.00

  31. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) (RACKHAM, Arthur.)

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,750.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £3,000.00

  33. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £3,000.00

  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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    DISNEY, Walt. DISNEY, Walt.

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    £800.00

  35. Now We Are Six.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Now We Are Six.

    £2,750.00

  36. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £3,750.00

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

    When We Were Very Young.

    £3,000.00

  38. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    £375.00

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

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    £750.00

  40. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
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    MALKUS, Alida Sims. MALKUS, Alida Sims.

    Eastward Sweeps the Current.

    £150.00

  41. Tommy and His Dog, Hurry.
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    FERRIS, Helen. FERRIS, Helen.

    Tommy and His Dog, Hurry.

    £75.00

  42. Mr. Revere and I.
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    LAWSON, Robert. LAWSON, Robert.

    Mr. Revere and I.

    £75.00

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