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Children's & illustrated rare books from Peter Harrington. First editions, first impressions, original cloths, inscribed and autographed and beautifully bound rare books can all be found by browsing through our extensive catalogue. You can narrow down your search by clicking on a sub-category (left) or using the filter below.

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  1. The Otterbury Incident.

    The Otterbury Incident. 1948

    £475

    First edition, first impression. Extremely scarce in the dust jacket. Read more

  2. Indian Fairy Tales.

    Indian Fairy Tales. 1892

    £475

    First and limited edition, one of 160 numbered large paper copies signed by the publisher and printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916), historian and folklorist, produced a number of fairy tale books in the 90s, following his marriage and the birth of three children: …Read more

  3. Celtic Fairy Tales.

    Celtic Fairy Tales. 1892

    £550

    First and limited edition, one of 125 numbered large paper copies signed by the publisher and printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916), historian and folklorist, produced a number of fairy tale books in the 90s, following his marriage and the birth of three children: …Read more

  4. The Bells and other Poems.

    The Bells and other Poems. [1912]

    £1250

    Signed limited edition, number 304 of 750 copies signed by Dulac.er Read more

  5. The Town Child’s Alphabet.

    The Town Child’s Alphabet. 1924

    £475

    First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. One of the prettiest children’s books of the period with delightful illustrations by David Jones; it was the sister publication to The Country Child’s Alphabet also published in December 1924, with illustrations by William Rothenstein. “One of David Jones’s …Read more

  6. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1990

    £50

    First edition, first impression, of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Gavin O’Keefe, the “GO Alice”. Read more

  7. The Bed Book.

    The Bed Book. 1976

    £65

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  8. Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    Fantastic Mr. Fox. 1970

    £450

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas. 1965

    £125

    First edition, first printing. The beloved Christmas tale based on the animated short. Read more

  10. The Book of The Flower Fairies.

    The Book of The Flower Fairies. [1927]

    £200

    First omnibus edition, first impression of The Spring, The Summer and The Autumn Flower Fairies, presented in a larger format than the separate printings. Read more

  11. Bambi, A Life in the Woods.

    Bambi, A Life in the Woods. 1928

    £750

    First American edition, stated first printing (July 1928). The German-language original was first published in Berlin in 1923. Read more

  12. Wee Gillis.

    Wee Gillis. 1938

    £450

    Signed limited first edition, limited to 525 copies signed by both the author and illustrator. 1939 Cadecott Honor title. A delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand. Read more

  13. Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain.

    Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain. 1936

    £750

    First edition, first impression, of the first book written and illustrated by Ardizzone. “Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936), arose from stories told to his own family. It draws on memories of the harbour at Ipswich and upon his liking for ships and …Read more

  14. A Bear Called Paddington.

    A Bear Called Paddington. 2008

    £300

    First edition, first printing of the 50th Anniversary edition with colour illustrations. Signed by the author on the half title. Read more

  15. The Peter Pan Picture Book.

    The Peter Pan Picture Book. 1931

    £275

    First Roy Best edition, first printing. Scarce in the jacket. A charmingly illustrated and abridged version of the children’s classic, preceding the 1953 Disney animated film, of which the drawings are heavily redolent. Read more

  16. Peter Pan & Wendy.

    Peter Pan & Wendy. 1932

    £50

    A lovely 1930s edition of Peter Pan & Wendy, abridged for a younger audience. This is a reprint of May Byron’s authorised adaptation, which was originally published the preceding year. Read more

  17. Stories from The Arabian Nights.

    Stories from The Arabian Nights. 1907

    £475

    Second and best edition (the same year as the first), with the plates bound in to the context of the story. Amongst the popular stories included in this edition is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Read more

  18. The Sword in the Stone.

    The Sword in the Stone. 1938

    £1875

    First edition, first impression, priced issue of the dust jacket. The first instalment of what was to become the Arthurian tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King (1958). Read more

  19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1907

    £2250

    First Rackham edition, limited issue, number 43 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

  20. Boy; Going Solo.

    Boy; Going Solo. 1984 & 1986

    £1000

    First editions, first impressions. Presentation copies, both inscribed by Dahl on the half-titles, “To Mark, love Roald Dahl.” Going Solo is dated October 1986, and Boy 1 June 1987. Read more

  21. Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes.

    Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes. 1917

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  22. Isabella or The Pot of Basil; The Book of Ruth.

    Isabella or The Pot of Basil; The Book of Ruth. 1898 & 1896

    £1250

    First editions. An attractive example of 1890s book production with striking designs by the Scottish artist and illustrator William Brown MacDougall (1868-1936), a member of the prestigious New English Art Club. The Book of Ruth was Macdougall’s first work. A scarce and beautiful set. Read more

  23. Undine.

    Undine. 1888

    £95

    First Sumner edition. It was first published in German in 1811. Read more

  24. The Magic Bed-Knob.

    The Magic Bed-Knob. 1943

    £275

    First edition, first printing of the author’s first book. The book was the basis for the 1971 Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Read more

  25. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 2000

    £1250

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the dedication page. With a certificate of authenticity laid-in. Read more

  26. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

    Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1935

    £500

    First Rackham edition in the publisher’s special binding. Rackham described his images for these stories as “so horrible I was beginning to frighten myself.” Read more

  27. When We Were Very Young.
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    When We Were Very Young. 1924

    £2000

    First edition, first impression, in the later printing dust jacket. The first and the scarcest of the four Pooh books with an initial print run of 4,500. Read more

  28. Seaward.

    Seaward. 1983

    £75

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  29. Greenwitch.

    Greenwitch. 1974

    £75

    First UK edition, first printing. Part of the Dark Is Rising series. Read more

  30. Silver On The Tree.

    Silver On The Tree. 1977

    £75

    First UK edition, first printing. Part of the Dark Is Rising series. Read more

  31. The Grey King.

    The Grey King. 1975

    £75

    First UK edition, first printing. Part of the Dark Is Rising series. This title won the Newbery Award in the US for outstanding contribution to children’s literature for the year. Read more

  32. The Secret Garden.
    New Arrival

    The Secret Garden. 1911

    £650

    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

  33. The Christmas Blizzard.
    New Arrival

    The Christmas Blizzard. 1995

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed and with original ink drawings of a dog and cat by Warhola, ” Best Christmas Wishes to our great neighbours and friends !! Howard and Dick from James and Marcy December 1995.” James Warhola is the nephew of Andy Warhol, …Read more

  34. Snoopy and the Red Baron.
    New Arrival

    Snoopy and the Red Baron. 1966

    £100

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  35. Peter Pan Punchout Book.
    New Arrival

    Peter Pan Punchout Book. 1952

    £650

    A scarce film tie-in punch out book, which allows the reader to create a scene from the film, including Captain Hook’s pirate ship. A scarce Disney ephemera piece. Read more

  36. Peter Pan Magic Paint Book.
    New Arrival

    Peter Pan Magic Paint Book. 1952

    £275

    A scarce film tie-in paint book. Read more

  37. Peter Pan.
    New Arrival

    Peter Pan. 1952

    £275

    The Walt Disney film edition, this title was released to coincide with the release of the Walt Disney film. A scarce title found in the dust jacket. Read more

  38. Horton Hears A Who!
    New Arrival

    Horton Hears A Who! 1954

    £1000

    First edition, first issue. Read more

  39. Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe.
    New Arrival

    Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. 1846–49

    £175000

    First edition in the preferred deluxe coloured format of “one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph” (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the …Read more

  40. Monsters.

    Monsters. 2008

    £65

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  41. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
    New Arrival

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. [c. 1930s]

    £350

    An attractive copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant. One of the Prince Charming Colour Books for Children. Read more

  42. The Unstrung Harp; Or Mr. Earbass Writes a Novel.
    New Arrival

    The Unstrung Harp; Or Mr. Earbass Writes a Novel. 1953

    £175

    First edition, first printing. Author’s first book. A picture book of a novelist. Read more

  43. The Snowman.
    New Arrival

    The Snowman. 1978

    £100

    First US edition, first impression. Basis for the animated short. Read more

  44. The Wind in the Willows.
    New Arrival

    The Wind in the Willows. 1931

    £1500

    First illustrated edition, first impression in the scarce jacket. The book was first published without illustrations in 1908. The illustration on page 30 incorrectly has Rat at the oars (it should be Mole), a mistake that was corrected in subsequent editions. Read more

  45. Rafi et les 9 singes. [Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.]
    New Arrival

    Rafi et les 9 singes. [Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.] 1939

    £800

    First edition, first printing, the French edition preceded both the US and UK printings by three years. The story is important for being the source of Rey’s iconic character Curious George. Read more

  46. Dirty Beasts.
    New Arrival

    Dirty Beasts. 1984

    £425

    Early printing of the Quentin Blake edition. Inscribed by the author, “To Ray Thank you so much Roald Dahl.” Read more

  47. The Enormous Crocodile.
    New Arrival

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1983

    £575

    Later printing. Inscribed by Dahl on the verso of the front free endpaper: “To Edward, love Roald Dahl”. Originally published 1978. Read more

  48. Rhyme Stew.
    New Arrival

    Rhyme Stew. 1989

    £85

    First edition, first impression. “The marvellously dastardly Dahl has joined forces with that bounder Blake to plunder a wealth of nursery heritage for the delight of the older reader in this wonderful addition to the literature of the absurd” (front flap blurb). Read more

  1. Indian Fairy Tales.
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    JACOBS, Joseph. JACOBS, Joseph.

    Indian Fairy Tales.

    £475

  2. Celtic Fairy Tales.
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    JACOBS, Joseph. JACOBS, Joseph.

    Celtic Fairy Tales.

    £550

  3. The Bells and other Poems.
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) POE, Edgar Allan. (DULAC, Edmund.) POE,...

    The Bells and other Poems.

    £1250

  4. The Town Child’s Alphabet.
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    FARJEON, Eleanor. FARJEON, Eleanor.

    The Town Child’s Alphabet.

    £475

  5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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    (O'KEEFE, Gavin.) CARROLL, Lewis. (O'KEEFE, Gavin.) CARROLL,...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    £50

  6. The Bed Book.
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    PLATH, Sylvia. PLATH, Sylvia.

    The Bed Book.

    £65

  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    £450

  8. A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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    SCHULZ, Charles M. SCHULZ, Charles M.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    £125

  9. The Book of The Flower Fairies.
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    BARKER, Cicely Mary. BARKER, Cicely Mary.

    The Book of The Flower Fairies.

    £200

  10. Bambi, A Life in the Woods.
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    SALTEN, Felix. SALTEN, Felix.

    Bambi, A Life in the Woods.

    £750

  11. Wee Gillis.
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    LEAF, Munro. LEAF, Munro.

    Wee Gillis.

    £450

  12. Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain.
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    ARDIZZONE, Edward. ARDIZZONE, Edward.

    Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain.

    £750

  13. A Bear Called Paddington.
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    BOND, Michael. BOND, Michael.

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    £300

  14. The Peter Pan Picture Book.
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    (BEST, Roy.) BARRIE, J. M. (BEST, Roy.) BARRIE,...

    The Peter Pan Picture Book.

    £275

  15. Stories from The Arabian Nights.
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN,...

    Stories from The Arabian Nights.

    £475

  16. The Sword in the Stone.
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    WHITE, T. H. WHITE, T. H.

    The Sword in the Stone.

    £1875

  17. Boy; Going Solo.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Boy; Going Solo.

    £1000

  18. Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes.

    £375

  19. Isabella or The Pot of Basil; The Book of Ruth.
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    KEATS, John; MACDOUGALL, W. B. KEATS, John; MACDOUGALL,...

    Isabella or The Pot of Basil; The Book of Ruth.

    £1250

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

    The Magic Bed-Knob.

    £275

  21. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    £1250

  22. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) POE, Edgar Allan. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) POE,...

    Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

    £500

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

    When We Were Very Young.

    £2000

  24. Greenwitch.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    Greenwitch.

    £75

  25. Silver On The Tree.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    Silver On The Tree.

    £75

  26. The Grey King.
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    COOPER, Susan. COOPER, Susan.

    The Grey King.

    £75

  27. New Arrival
  28. New Arrival
    The Christmas Blizzard.
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    KETTEMAN, Helen. KETTEMAN, Helen.

    The Christmas Blizzard.

    £100

  29. New Arrival
    Snoopy and the Red Baron.
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    SCHULZ, Charles M. SCHULZ, Charles M.

    Snoopy and the Red Baron.

    £100

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    Peter Pan Magic Paint Book.
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    (DISNEY, Walt) BARRIE, J. M. (DISNEY, Walt) BARRIE,...

    Peter Pan Magic Paint Book.

    £275

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    Horton Hears A Who!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Horton Hears A Who!

    £1000

  34. New Arrival
    Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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    ROBERTS, David. ROBERTS, David.

    Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot … With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe.

    £175000

  35. New Arrival
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
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    (TARRANT, Margaret W.) CARROLL, Lewis. (TARRANT, Margaret W.)...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    £350

  36. New Arrival
    The Unstrung Harp; Or Mr. Earbass Writes a Novel.
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    GOREY, Edward. GOREY, Edward.

    The Unstrung Harp; Or Mr. Earbass Writes a Novel.

    £175

  37. New Arrival
    The Snowman.
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    BRIGGS, Raymond. BRIGGS, Raymond.

    The Snowman.

    £100

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    Rafi et les 9 singes. [Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.]
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    REY, H. A. REY, H. A.

    Rafi et les 9 singes. [Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys.]

    £800

  40. New Arrival
    Dirty Beasts.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Dirty Beasts.

    £425

  41. New Arrival
    The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £575

  42. New Arrival
    Rhyme Stew.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Rhyme Stew.

    £85

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