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  1. Now We Are Six.
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    Now We Are Six. 1927

    £250.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  2. 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

  3. George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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    George’s Marvellous Medicine. 1981

    £300.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

  7. Stuart Little.
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    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

  8. The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
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    The Story of Doctor Dolittle. 1920

    £750.00

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    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

  12. Fables choisies, mises en vers.
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    Fables choisies, mises en vers. 1755–9

    £12,500.00

    First edition of one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books, the zenith of the 18th-century decorated book in France. This copy has Plate CLXXII (“Le singe et le léopard”) in the first state, with the tavern signboard unlettered. Jean-Baptiste Oudry’s illustrations …Read more

  13. Now We Are Six.
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    Now We Are Six. 1977

    £800.00

    Fiftieth anniversary edition, no. 90 of 300 copies of a specially bound and signed limited edition, signed by Christopher Milne. A beautiful copy. Read more

  14. Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    Danny. The Champion of the World. 1975

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  15. Short Sorties. [sic]
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    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

  16. A Visit to Heven.
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    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

  17. Scotland Illustrated,
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    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

  18. 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

  19. You’re Only Old Once!
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    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

  20. The Sleeping Beauty.
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    The Sleeping Beauty. [1920]

    £675.00

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

  21. Babar the King.

    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

  22. The Collected Verse.

    The Collected Verse. 1932

    £475.00

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Peter and Wendy.

    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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. Peter Pan and Wendy.

    Peter Pan and Wendy. 1936.

    £125.00

    Third US edition. Read more

  30. [The Uncle series.]

    [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

  31. 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

  32. Love Among the Ruins.

    Love Among the Ruins. 1953

    £250.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  33. 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

  34. Watership Down.

    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

  35. 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

  36. A Christmas Carol.

    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

  37. Rhyme Stew.

    Rhyme Stew. 1989

    £85.00

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

  38. The Minpins.

    The Minpins. 1991

    £65.00

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

  39. The Enormous Crocodile.

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1978

    £175.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  40. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. 1991

    £45.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  41. Boy.

    Boy. 1984

    £125.00

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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. A Light In The Attic.

    A Light In The Attic. 1981

    £85.00

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

  47. The Old Meadow.

    The Old Meadow. 1987

    £45.00

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

  48. 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

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

    Now We Are Six.

    £250.00

  2. 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

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

    George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    £300.00

  4. 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

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £2,500.00

  6. New Arrival
    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

  7. New Arrival
    Stuart Little.
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    WHITE, E. B. WHITE, E. B.

    Stuart Little.

    £1,250.00

  8. New Arrival
    The Story of Doctor Dolittle.
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    LOFTING, Hugh. LOFTING, Hugh.

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

    £750.00

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

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £200.00

  10. 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

  11. New Arrival
    Fables choisies, mises en vers.
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    LA FONTAINE, Jean de. LA FONTAINE, Jean...

    Fables choisies, mises en vers.

    £12,500.00

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

    Now We Are Six.

    £800.00

  13. New Arrival
    Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Danny. The Champion of the World.

    £125.00

  14. New Arrival
    Short Sorties. [sic]
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    JOHNS, W. E. JOHNS, W. E.

    Short Sorties. [sic]

    £275.00

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    Scotland Illustrated,
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    BEATTIE, William. BEATTIE, William.

    Scotland Illustrated,

    £500.00

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

    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    £120.00

  18. 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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  20. Babar the King.
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    BRUNHOFF, Jean de. BRUNHOFF, Jean de.

    Babar the King.

    £575.00

  21. The Collected Verse.
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    CARROLL, Lewis. CARROLL, Lewis.

    The Collected Verse.

    £475.00

  22. 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

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

    Peter and Wendy.

    £1,500.00

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

    The Package. A Mystery.

    £300.00

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

    Five Are Together Again.

    £125.00

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

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.

    £150.00

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

    [The Uncle series.]

    £1,500.00

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

    Love Among the Ruins.

    £250.00

  29. Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950.00

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

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

    £375.00

  31. Rhyme Stew.
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    DAHL, Roald DAHL, Roald

    Rhyme Stew.

    £85.00

  32. The Minpins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Minpins.

    £65.00

  33. The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £175.00

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

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    £45.00

  35. Boy.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Boy.

    £125.00

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

    The Last Battle.

    £750.00

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

    Young Folk and Old.

    £375.00

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

    Charlotte’s Web.

    £6,500.00

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

    Wag-by-Wall.

    £1,500.00

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

    A Light In The Attic.

    £85.00

  41. The Old Meadow.
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    SELDEN, George. SELDEN, George.

    The Old Meadow.

    £45.00

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

    A Book of Bunnies.

    £650.00

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