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  1. Aesop’s Fables.

    Aesop’s Fables. 1912

    £2,750

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist of which this is number 436. Read more

  2. A Christmas Carol.

    A Christmas Carol. 1915

    £1,375

    First Rackham edition. Read more

  3. Ah Sweet Mystery of Life.

    Ah Sweet Mystery of Life. 1990

    £45

    First US edition, first printing. First published in the UK the preceding year. Read more

  4. Twinkle’s Enchantment.

    Twinkle’s Enchantment. 1906

    £700

    First edition, first printing. Part of a six volume series of short fairy tales L. Frank Baum wrote using the pseudonym Laura Bancroft. Read more

  5. The Twits.

    The Twits. 1980

    £300

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  6. Boy.

    Boy. 1984

    £125

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  7. Esio Trot.

    Esio Trot. 1990

    £85

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  8. Rip Van Winkle.

    Rip Van Winkle. 1905

    £2,250

    First Rackham edition, first impression. Signed presentation copy to half-title “R. F. Starkie from Arthur Rackham 9 Oct 05.” Read more

  9. Many Moons.

    Many Moons. 1943

    £1,200

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. This was Thurber’s first title for children, which tells a tale of a princess who sets her sights on the moon. Read more

  10. Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
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    Grimm’s Fairy Tales. 1909

    £5,750

    Deluxe edition, limited to 750 copies signed by Arthur Rackham of which this is number 466. This is a revised and enlarged edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured. Read more

  11. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 1928

    £2,500

    Signed limited edition, number 197 of 250 numbered copies numbered and signed by the artist. Read more

  12. The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.

    The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise. [1884?]

    £150

    An attractive volume in the unusually bright and richly decorated cloth, of Cary’s Life of Dante and his blank verse translation of Dante’s Divina Commedia, which was first published between 1808 and 1814. Featuring the famously excellent and evocative illustrations by Gustave Doré. Read more

  13. The Lord of the Rings.

    The Lord of the Rings. 1969

    £500

    First deluxe edition, the three books originally published 1954-5, here issued complete in one deluxe volume printed on India paper. Read more

  14. The Ingoldsby Legends.

    The Ingoldsby Legends. 1907

    £750

    First Rackham trade edition. A finely bound copy preserving the original spine and front board cloth, bound in at rear. Read more

  15. Bambi.

    Bambi. 1931

    £125

    Second English language edition, published three years after the first. Bambi was originally published in Germany in 1923. Read more

  16. Growltiger’s Last Stand

    Growltiger’s Last Stand 1986

    £150

    First edition, first impression. Three poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, with lively illustrations by Le Cain (1941–1989), recipient of the 1984 Kate Greenaway Medal. This was one of two books based on Eliot’s poetry that the illustrator did for Faber, the other …Read more

  17. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £4,500

    Signed limited edition. Number 23 of 350 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and artist. Read more

  18. The Jungle Book.
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    The Jungle Book. 1894

    £3,750

    First edition, first impression. Rare in this fine condition. Read more

  19. The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows. 1933

    £1,000

    First illustrated edition, first US printing in the scarce jacket with illustrations by Shepard not found in the UK printing. Originally published without illustrations in 1908. Read more

  20. Poo-Poo and the Dragons.

    Poo-Poo and the Dragons. 1942

    £375

    First edition, first impression of Forester’s first children’s book. Telling the tale of of Harold Heavyside Brown and the dragons Horatio and Ermyntrude. Read more

  21. Big Tree.

    Big Tree. 1953

    £85

    First edition, third printing; originally published by Viking Press in 1946. Inscribed by both authors on the half-title: “To Marilyn Crum with the good wishes of Mary Marsh Buff, Conrad Buff, May 1957.” A story about a Sequoia tree by the author-illustrators of Dancing …Read more

  22. Nadia the Willful.

    Nadia the Willful. 1983

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to Barbara Karlin, the author and reviewer of children’s books: “For Barbara Karlin, my heart book to my heart friend. With love, Sue Alexander, May 1983.” With Karlin’s bookplate to …Read more

  23. Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus.

    Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus. 1971

    £85

    First edition, first printing. The second of Gorey and Chess’s book about Fletcher and Zenobia. Read more

  24. The Book of Pigericks.

    The Book of Pigericks. 1983

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front free endpaper, “for Sandy from Arnold Lobel”, together with a drawing of a moustachioed pig with glasses. 38 limericks about “a varied and portly population of pigs” (front flap), written and illustrated by …Read more

  25. I’m Going on a Bear Hunt.

    I’m Going on a Bear Hunt. 1973

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to her friend Maggie: “Dearest Maggie, without you, my entire life would be different, you instilled in me a real respect and love for children’s services, Besides shaping my future, I am also indebted to …Read more

  26. Dinosaur Dream.

    Dinosaur Dream. 1990

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page: “To Barbara and sweet dreams, Dennis. Dennis Nolan 96.” By the author-illustrator of The Castle Builder (1987), which won the Prix de Zéphir in France, and Wolf Child (1989). Read more

  27. Piggins and the Royal Wedding.

    Piggins and the Royal Wedding. 1989

    £125

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by both the author and the illustrator on the title page: “For darling Barbara – and all those pig roasts to come. [Drawing of a heart] Jane. Jane Yolen, 1989″ and “With best wishes, Jane Dyer 1989.” The …Read more

  28. Picnic with Piggins.

    Picnic with Piggins. 1988

    £125

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: “For Barbara. Pig out, kid! Love ya! Jane. Jane Yolen, 1988.” The second title in Yolen and Dyer’s series about Piggins, the porcine puzzle-solver. Read more

  29. Christmas House:

    Christmas House: 1943

    £45

    First edition, first printing of this story of the family of Clement Clarke Moore and the writing of the classic Christmas poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”. Read more

  30. Fierce-Face:

    Fierce-Face: 1936

    £150

    First edition, first printing of this story by Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936), winner of the 1928 Newbery Medal for his Gay-Neck: the Story of a Pigeon. Read more

  31. The Once and Future King.

    The Once and Future King. 1958

    £200

    First edition, first impression. This is the first collected edition of White’s Arthurian epic containing “The Sword in the Stone”, and includes significant textual changes. The second chapter, “The Witch in the Wood”, is completely revised and re-titled “The Queen of Air and Darkness”, and …Read more

  32. Jorge El Curioso. (Curious George.)

    Jorge El Curioso. (Curious George.) 1961

    £100

    First Spanish language edition, first printing, of the first Curious George title. The series was written and drawn by the husband and wife team of Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, who as German-born Jews had fled Paris in June 1940 with the manuscript for …Read more

  33. The Secret Garden.
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    The Secret Garden. 1911

    £2,500

    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

  34. The Gruffalo.

    The Gruffalo. 2007

    £750

    First gift edition, title page signed by both the author and illustrator and with the latter’s original ink drawing of the mouse . A lovely edition of this popular story which won the Smarties Book Prize in 1999, the year it was originally published. Read more

  35. The Minpins.

    The Minpins. 1991

    £75

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

  36. Dirty Beasts.

    Dirty Beasts. 1983

    £125

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  37. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

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

    £9,500

    First editions, first impressions. Each copyright page with an original pencil drawing signed and dated 2014 by the illustrator. The first drawing is of the Pott family blazing through the countryside in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, past two typically unfazed cows, in the second drawing …Read more

  38. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. 1985

    £85

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  39. The Enormous Crocodile.

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1978

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  40. Revolting Rhymes.

    Revolting Rhymes. 1982

    £150

    First edition, first impression, of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s fun and quirky take on six classic nursery rhymes: Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, and Three Little Pigs. Read more

  41. Jour de Fete.

    Jour de Fete. 1950

    £175

    First edition of this children’s picture book version of Tati’s first feature-length movie, about a day in the life of an inept rural French postman. Read more

  42. The Little Princess.

    The Little Princess. 1905

    £425

    First US edition. A beloved tale which first started as a 1888 serialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. The Little Princess is an expanded and revised tale of Sara Crewe. The …Read more

  43. James and the Giant Peach.

    James and the Giant Peach. 1967

    £500

    First UK edition, first impression. Handsomely bound. Read more

  44. Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1933

    £475

    First Tudor edition. Handsomely bound with wonderful illustrations. Read more

  45. The Hobbit

    The Hobbit 1938

    £2,975

    First American edition, first issue, with the vignette on the title page. A beautifully bound copy of this children’s classic. Read more

  46. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. 1956

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  47. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £300

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  48. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £200

    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

  1. Ah Sweet Mystery of Life.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Ah Sweet Mystery of Life.

    £45

  2. Twinkle’s Enchantment.
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    [BAUM, L. Frank] BANCROFT, Laura. [BAUM, L. Frank]...

    Twinkle’s Enchantment.

    £700

  3. The Twits.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Twits.

    £300

  4. Esio Trot.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Esio Trot.

    £85

  5. Many Moons.
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    THURBER, James. THURBER, James.

    Many Moons.

    £1,200

  6. New Arrival
  7. New Arrival
  8. The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
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    (DORÉ, Gustave.) DANTE ALIGHIERI. (DORÉ, Gustave.) DANTE...

    The Vision; Or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.

    £150

  9. The Lord of the Rings.
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    The Lord of the Rings.

    £500

  10. Growltiger’s Last Stand
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    (Le Cain, Errol.) ELIOT, T. S. (Le Cain, Errol.)...

    Growltiger’s Last Stand

    £150

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £4,500

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

    The Jungle Book.

    £3,750

  13. Poo-Poo and the Dragons.
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    FORESTER, C. S. FORESTER, C. S.

    Poo-Poo and the Dragons.

    £375

  14. Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus.
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    (CHESS, Victoria.) GOREY, Edward. (CHESS, Victoria.) GOREY,...

    Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus.

    £85

  15. The Book of Pigericks.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    The Book of Pigericks.

    £100

  16. I’m Going on a Bear Hunt.
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    SIVULICH, Sandra Stroner. SIVULICH, Sandra Stroner.

    I’m Going on a Bear Hunt.

    £100

  17. Dinosaur Dream.
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    NOLAN, Dennis. NOLAN, Dennis.

    Dinosaur Dream.

    £100

  18. Piggins and the Royal Wedding.
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    (DYER, Jane.) YOLEN, Jane. (DYER, Jane.) YOLEN,...

    Piggins and the Royal Wedding.

    £125

  19. Christmas House:
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    TURNER, Thyra. TURNER, Thyra.

    Christmas House:

    £45

  20. The Once and Future King.
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    WHITE, T. H. WHITE, T. H.

    The Once and Future King.

    £200

  21. Jorge El Curioso. (Curious George.)
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    REY, H. A. REY, H. A.

    Jorge El Curioso. (Curious George.)

    £100

  22. New Arrival
  23. The Minpins.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Minpins.

    £75

  24. Dirty Beasts.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Dirty Beasts.

    £125

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

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    £9,500

  26. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

    £85

  27. The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £200

  28. Revolting Rhymes.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Revolting Rhymes.

    £150

  29. Jour de Fete.
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    TATI, Jacques. TATI, Jacques.

    Jour de Fete.

    £175

  30. James and the Giant Peach.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    James and the Giant Peach.

    £500

  31. Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
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    (CLARKE, Harry) POE, Edgar Allan. (CLARKE, Harry) POE,...

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

    £475

  32. The Hobbit
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    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. TOLKIEN, J. R....

    The Hobbit

    £2,975

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

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    £2,000

  34. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £200

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