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  1. The Magic Faraway Tree.

    The Magic Faraway Tree. [1943]

    £2,500.00

    First edition, first impression, of the sequel to The Enchanted Wood. The first impression is a very uncommon book in dust jacket. Read more

  2. A Christmas Carol.

    A Christmas Carol. [1915]

    £4,500.00

    Signed limited edition, number 81 of of 525 copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf. Read more

  3. Mickey Never Fails.

    Mickey Never Fails. [1939]

    £750.00

    First edition, first printing. D. C. Heath was under contract in the late 1930s to the late 1940s to produce an educational series of books, similar to the Dick and Jane primers, featuring popular Disney characters. In all they produced 12 stories. Scarce to …Read more

  4. The Little Prince.

    The Little Prince. [1943]

    £2,500.00

    First English-language edition, first state, contemporaneous with the first French edition also done in New York by the same publisher. Although the manuscript was composed in the author’s native French language, it was written in Asharoken, New York, and first published in New York City. Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Sindbad the Sailor

    Sindbad the Sailor [1914]

    £1,750.00

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  8. 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 Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced …Read more

  9. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £750.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  10. Spenser’s Faerie Queene.

    Spenser’s Faerie Queene. [1895]

    £875.00

    First Crane edition, finely bound by Stikeman from the original parts, of Spenser’s Faerie Queene. One of only 1,000 copies printed, on handmade paper. Crane wrote his very own Spenserian stanza on his triumphant attempt to illustrate Spenser’s great poem, which appears following the general …Read more

  11. When We Were Very Young.

    When We Were Very Young. [1925]

    £950.00

    First deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings, this copy being a tenth impression. Read more

  12. 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

  13. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book.

    The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. [1933]

    £1,350.00

    Signed limited edition, number 15 of 460 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  14. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    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

  15. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £3,000.00

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

  16. Keep It Like A Secret.
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    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

  17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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    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

  18. Now We Are Six.
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    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

  19. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    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

  20. Now We Are Six.
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    Now We Are Six. [1927]

    £450.00

    First edition, first impression. With a loosely inserted leaf advertising an exhibition of the original drawings of Now We Are Six at the Sporting Gallery in London in the same year the book was published. Read more

  21. When We Were Very Young.
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    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

  22. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    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

  23. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
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    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

  24. The Magic Bed-Knob.

    The Magic Bed-Knob. [1945]

    £2,250.00

    First UK edition (following the 1943 US edition published under the title The Magic Bed-Knob, or How to Becomes a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons), first impression, of the author’s first book. This copy inscribed on the dedication page under the printed dedication of Robin …Read more

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. The Secret Garden.

    The Secret Garden. [1911]

    £450.00

    First American illustrated edition, considered to be the Deluxe edition. The American printing of this title was issued in a plain blue cloth without illustrations, a green cloth version with a colour frontispiece and no additional illustrations and this larger format version, all published in …Read more

  28. 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

  29. Powder.

    Powder. [1933]

    £175.00

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

  30. Tales of Fairy Court.

    Tales of Fairy Court. [1907]

    £100.00

    Large paper edition. Collection of fairy stories. Read more

  31. The 21 Balloons.

    The 21 Balloons. [1948]

    £125.00

    Second printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. First published in 1947, this fantasy tale of an ill fated balloon trip leading to the discovery of an island filled with riches was the 1948 Newbery Award winner. Read more

  32. The Coat of Many Colors.

    The Coat of Many Colors. [1950]

    £65.00

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julie F. Carter on the front free endpaper, ” For Julie with love from Marian King, September 27, 1950 Washington D. C”. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York …Read more

  33. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. [1976]

    £325.00

    First edition, first printing. This copy from the library of Margaret Mary Kimmel, with her signature to front free endpaper. Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library …Read more

  34. Duffy and the Devil.

    Duffy and the Devil. [1973]

    £75.00

    First edition, first printing. A charming retelling of the Cornish folk tale which is recognisable as being a version of Rumpelstiltskin. Winner of the 1974 Caldecott Medal. This title was was also a finialst for the National Book Award for 1974 and was on the …Read more

  35. The Jack Tales.

    The Jack Tales. [1943]

    £200.00

    First edition, first printing. An uncommon children’s collection of Appalachian folklore. This copy was part of Julie F Carter’s collection, her initials are on the front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. …Read more

  36. Caddie Woodlawn.

    Caddie Woodlawn. [1936]

    £65.00

    Early printing. Signed by the author on the half title page. This story set in the west during the American Civil War was the 1936 Newbery Award winner. Read more

  37. Trunky.

    Trunky. [1945]

    £125.00

    First edition. Delightful children’s story about an elephant whose trunk was just a little too long. Read more

  38. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. [1964]

    £3,000.00

    First edition, first printing of Dahl’s darkly delectable tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious Willy Wonka, preceding the English edition by three years. This copy is lovingly bound in dark purple morocco by the Chelsea Bindery, a chocolate bar design inlaid to the …Read more

  39. The Bad Island.

    The Bad Island. [1969]

    £250.00

    First edition, first printing. An uncommon Steig title which was later reprinted as the Rotten Island. Picture book of extraordinary creatures living on a volcanic island. Read more

  40. Shadow.

    Shadow. [1982]

    £125.00

    First edition, first printing. Shadow is a translation of the poem La Féticheuse by French writer Blaise Cendrars. Winner of the 1983 Caldecott Medal, for its lavish illustrations. Read more

  41. The Wizard of Oz.

    The Wizard of Oz. [1982]

    £275.00

    Signed limited edition, number 318 of of 500 copies signed by Hague on the limitation leaf. A lavishly illustrated edition of this beloved tale. Read more

  42. Our Mutual Friend.

    Our Mutual Friend. [1865]

    £750.00

    First edition in book form. A bright and attractively bound set of the author’s last completed novel. Our Mutual Friend was originally published in twenty monthly numbers which appeared between May 1864 and December 1865. Marcus Stone did the illustrations, working “in the sentimental-realist style …Read more

  43. The Wind in the Willows.

    The Wind in the Willows. [1951]

    £2,250.00

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

  44. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. [1971]

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first printing without Newbery prize sticker affixed to front panel of dust jacket. 1972 Newbery Award winner. Basis for the 1982 animated film “The Secret of Nimh.” Read more

  45. The Cat Who Went To Heaven.

    The Cat Who Went To Heaven. [1930]

    £650.00

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1931 Newbery Award. A touching story of penniless artist in Japan who is creating the life of Buddha through the depiction of animals, however the lowly cat is left out until the very end when his house keeper …Read more

  46. Cranford.

    Cranford. [1904]

    £150.00

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

  47. Shadow, the Sheep-Dog.

    Shadow, the Sheep-Dog. [1942]

    £325.00

    First edition, first impression, in a bright and fresh jacket. Read more

  48. Cinderella.

    Cinderella. [1919]

    £1,500.00

    Signed limited edition, number 178 of 325 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum signed by the artist from a total edition of 850 numbered and signed copies. Read more

  1. The Magic Faraway Tree.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    The Magic Faraway Tree.

    £2,500.00

  2. The Little Prince.
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    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de.

    The Little Prince.

    £2,500.00

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £1,500.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £500.00

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

    Sindbad the Sailor

    £1,750.00

  6. 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

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £750.00

  8. Spenser’s Faerie Queene.
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    (CRANE, Walter.) SPENSER, Edmund. (CRANE, Walter.) SPENSER,...

    Spenser’s Faerie Queene.

    £875.00

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

    When We Were Very Young.

    £950.00

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

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,750.00

  11. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book.

    £1,350.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £3,000.00

  13. New Arrival
    Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £3,000.00

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

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

    £800.00

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

    Now We Are Six.

    £2,750.00

  17. New Arrival
    Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £3,750.00

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

    Now We Are Six.

    £450.00

  19. New Arrival
    When We Were Very Young.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    When We Were Very Young.

    £3,000.00

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    £375.00

  21. New Arrival
    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
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    DICKENS, Charles. DICKENS, Charles.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    £750.00

  22. The Magic Bed-Knob.
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    NORTON, Mary. NORTON, Mary.

    The Magic Bed-Knob.

    £2,250.00

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

    Eastward Sweeps the Current.

    £150.00

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

    Mr. Revere and I.

    £75.00

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

    Tommy and His Dog, Hurry.

    £75.00

  26. Tales of Fairy Court.
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    LANG, Andrew. LANG, Andrew.

    Tales of Fairy Court.

    £100.00

  27. The 21 Balloons.
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    PENE du BOISE, William. PENE du BOISE,...

    The 21 Balloons.

    £125.00

  28. The Coat of Many Colors.
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    KING, Marian. KING, Marian.

    The Coat of Many Colors.

    £65.00

  29. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
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    TAYLOR, Mildred D. TAYLOR, Mildred D.

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

    £325.00

  30. Duffy and the Devil.
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    ZEMACH, Harve and Margot. ZEMACH, Harve and...

    Duffy and the Devil.

    £75.00

  31. The Jack Tales.
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    CHASE, Richard. CHASE, Richard.

    The Jack Tales.

    £200.00

  32. Caddie Woodlawn.
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    BRINK, Carol Ryrie. BRINK, Carol Ryrie.

    Caddie Woodlawn.

    £65.00

  33. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

    £3,000.00

  34. The Bad Island.
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    STEIG, William. STEIG, William.

    The Bad Island.

    £250.00

  35. Shadow.
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    BROWN, Marcia. BROWN, Marcia.

    Shadow.

    £125.00

  36. Our Mutual Friend.
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    DICKENS, Charles. DICKENS, Charles.

    Our Mutual Friend.

    £750.00

  37. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
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    O'BRIEN, Robert C. O'BRIEN, Robert C.

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.

    £1,500.00

  38. The Cat Who Went To Heaven.
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    COATSWORTH, Elizabeth. COATSWORTH, Elizabeth.

    The Cat Who Went To Heaven.

    £650.00

  39. Shadow, the Sheep-Dog.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Shadow, the Sheep-Dog.

    £325.00

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