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  1. Five Are Together Again.
    New Arrival

    Five Are Together Again. [1963]

    £125.00

    First edition, first impression. The twenty-first adventure of the Famous Five. Read more

  2. Five Have a Mystery to Solve.
    New Arrival

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve. [1962]

    £150.00

    First edition, first impression. The twentieth adventure of the Famous Five. Read more

  3. Peter Pan and Wendy.
    New Arrival

    Peter Pan and Wendy. [1936]

    £125.00

    Third US edition. Read more

  4. [The Uncle series.]
    New Arrival

    [The Uncle series.] [1964]

    £1,500.00

    First editions, first impressions. All of the Uncle books except for the fifth, Uncle and Claudius the Camel (1970). Read more

  5. Prison Etiquette.
    New Arrival

    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

  6. Love Among the Ruins.
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    Love Among the Ruins. [1953]

    £250.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  7. We Hided, You Seek.
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    We Hided, 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

  8. Babar at Home.
    New Arrival

    Babar at Home. [1938]

    £300.00

    First English-language edition, first impression; the original French edition was published earlier the same year. An appealing and bright copy of this modern children’s classic. Read more

  9. The Last Battle.
    New Arrival

    The Last Battle. [1956]

    £750.00

    First edition, first impression of the seventh and last book in the Narnia series. Read more

  10. Young Folk and Old.
    New Arrival

    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

  11. Charlotte’s Web.
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    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

  12. Wag-by-Wall.
    New Arrival

    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

  13. A Light In The Attic.
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    A Light In The Attic. [1981]

    £85.00

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

  14. The Old Meadow.

    The Old Meadow. [1987]

    £45.00

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

  15. The Dolls’ House.
    New Arrival

    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

  16. A Book of Bunnies.
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    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

  17. Miss Hickory.
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    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

  18. A Grass Rope.
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    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

  19. The New Friend.
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    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

  20. 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

  21. The Witches.
    New Arrival

    The Witches. [1983]

    £250.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  22. [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
    New Arrival

    [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

  23. The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree.
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    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

  24. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.
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    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

  25. Island Nights’ Entertainments.
    New Arrival

    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

  26. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    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

  27. The Witches.
    New Arrival

    The Witches. [1982]

    £2,750.00

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

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

  29. Tom Brown’s School Days.
    New Arrival

    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

  30. The Wind in the Willows.
    New Arrival

    The Wind in the Willows. [1951]

    £2,250.00

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

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

    £3,500.00

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

  32. 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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    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

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

  34. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
    New Arrival

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

    £475.00

    First illustrated edition. Read more

  35. Exploration of the Moon.
    New Arrival

    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

  36. 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

  37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    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

  38. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians. [1956]

    £1,500.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  39. Mary Poppins.

    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

  40. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. [1928]

    £450.00

    First trade edition. Read more

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. Sindbad the Sailor

    Sindbad the Sailor [1914]

    £1,750.00

    First Dulac edition. Read more

  44. 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

  45. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £750.00

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. [1926]

    £3,000.00

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

  1. New Arrival
    Five Are Together Again.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Are Together Again.

    £125.00

  2. New Arrival
    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Have a Mystery to Solve.

    £150.00

  3. New Arrival
  4. New Arrival
    [The Uncle series.]
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    MARTIN, J. P. MARTIN, J. P.

    [The Uncle series.]

    £1,500.00

  5. New Arrival
  6. New Arrival
    Love Among the Ruins.
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    WAUGH, Evelyn. WAUGH, Evelyn.

    Love Among the Ruins.

    £250.00

  7. New Arrival
    We Hided, You Seek.
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    ARUEGO, Jose, & Ariane Dewey. ARUEGO, Jose, &...

    We Hided, You Seek.

    £100.00

  8. New Arrival
    Babar at Home.
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    BRUNHOFF, Jean de. BRUNHOFF, Jean de.

    Babar at Home.

    £300.00

  9. New Arrival
    The Last Battle.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Last Battle.

    £750.00

  10. New Arrival
    Young Folk and Old.
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    FARJEON, Eleanor. FARJEON, Eleanor.

    Young Folk and Old.

    £375.00

  11. New Arrival
    Charlotte’s Web.
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    WHITE, E. B. WHITE, E. B.

    Charlotte’s Web.

    £6,500.00

  12. New Arrival
    Wag-by-Wall.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    Wag-by-Wall.

    £1,500.00

  13. New Arrival
    A Light In The Attic.
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    SILVERSTEIN, Shel. SILVERSTEIN, Shel.

    A Light In The Attic.

    £85.00

  14. The Old Meadow.
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    SELDEN, George. SELDEN, George.

    The Old Meadow.

    £45.00

  15. New Arrival
    The Dolls’ House.
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    GODDEN, Rumer. GODDEN, Rumer.

    The Dolls’ House.

    £375.00

  16. New Arrival
    A Book of Bunnies.
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    HAWES, F. Grace. HAWES, F. Grace.

    A Book of Bunnies.

    £650.00

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  18. New Arrival
    A Grass Rope.
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    MAYNE, William. MAYNE, William.

    A Grass Rope.

    £100.00

  19. New Arrival
    The New Friend.
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    ZOLOTOW, Charlotte. ZOLOTOW, Charlotte.

    The New Friend.

    £125.00

  20. Mouse Tales.
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    LOBEL, Arnold. LOBEL, Arnold.

    Mouse Tales.

    £65.00

  21. New Arrival
    The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £250.00

  22. New Arrival
    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    [The Chronicles of Narnia:]

    £4,950.00

  23. New Arrival
    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

  24. New Arrival
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car.

    £875.00

  25. New Arrival
    Island Nights’ Entertainments.
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    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. STEVENSON, Robert Louis.

    Island Nights’ Entertainments.

    £250.00

  26. New Arrival
    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

  27. New Arrival
    The Witches.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Witches.

    £2,750.00

  28. New Arrival
    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

  29. New Arrival
    Tom Brown’s School Days.
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    HUGHES, Thomas. HUGHES, Thomas.

    Tom Brown’s School Days.

    £375.00

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    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

  32. New Arrival
    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

  33. New Arrival
    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

  34. New Arrival
    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

  35. New Arrival
    Exploration of the Moon.
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    CLARKE, Arthur C. CLARKE, Arthur C.

    Exploration of the Moon.

    £825.00

  36. 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

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

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    £1,500.00

  38. Mary Poppins.
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    TRAVERS, P. L. TRAVERS, P. L.

    Mary Poppins.

    £450.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £450.00

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

    The Girl’s Book of Verse.

    £50.00

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

    Sindbad the Sailor

    £1,750.00

  42. 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

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £750.00

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

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,750.00

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £3,000.00

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £3,000.00

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