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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. Watership Down.
    New Arrival

    Watership Down. 1976

    £2,950

    Number 71 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 exceeded 100,000 in the …Read more

  2. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
    New Arrival

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales. 1888

    £22,500

    First and limited edition of 75 numbered large paper copies signed by both Wilde and the publisher. A handsomely produced book that includes the stories ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, ‘The Selfish Giant’, ‘The Devoted Friend’, and ‘the Remarkable Rocket’. “[Wilde’s] reputation as an author …Read more

  3. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
    New Arrival

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. [after 1817]

    £9,750

    First edition, with later issue plates. A handsome copy of this magnificent publication, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain’s maritime hegemony, and the apogee of the coloured aquatint. As Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum remarked: “As a record of naval …Read more

  4. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. 1930

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  5. Treasure Island.
    New Arrival

    Treasure Island. 1927

    £3,750

    Signed limited edition. Number 9 of 50 copies on handmade paper signed by the illustrator. In her bibliography of the artist Ann Conolly Hughey described the illustrations of Treasure Island as his “most careful and superb”. Dulac himself considered Treasure Island as his best work. Read more

  6. The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit.
    New Arrival

    The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit. 1906

    £2,000

    First edition, first issue, with “London & New York” on the rear cover. Shops were reluctant to stock this and Miss Moppet, the only other book by Potter published in this form, because they are awkward for small hands to handle and easily damaged. Both …Read more

  7. Just So Stories.
    New Arrival

    Just So Stories. 1902

    £2,500

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  8. Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
    New Arrival

    Les Liaisons Dangereuses. 1929

    £3,000

    One of a limited edition of 1020 numbered copies. Read more

  9. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog.
    New Arrival

    Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog. 1945

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression. The fourth adventure in the Famous Five series. Read more

  10. The Wind in the Willows.
    New Arrival

    The Wind in the Willows. 1908

    £2,500

    First edition, first impression, of Grahame’s timeless book, “one of the central classics of children’s fiction” (The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature). Listed in the Grolier Club’s One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature. Read more

  11. Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands.
    New Arrival

    Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. 1885–97

    £2,500

    First Complete Edition in book form. The plates had been published in an ad hoc way previously in 36 parts, finally in 1897 the finished series was gathered together and issued complete. An assemblage from the golden age of chromolithography. Thorburn, responsible for 264 of …Read more

  12. The Cat in the Hat.
    New Arrival

    The Cat in the Hat. 1957

    £15,000

    First edition, first printing, first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss on verso of front endpaper, “for Brent, best wishes, Dr. Seuss.” Read more

  13. The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.
    New Arrival

    The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude. 1910-11

    £2,750

    Signed limited edition, each volume one of 1,150 numbered copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
    New Arrival

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1999

    £390

    First Deluxe edition, first impression. Read more

  15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
    New Arrival

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £3,000

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue, with all the requisite points of first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. 53 with “1 wand” appearing twice in the list. Read more

  16. The Book of Betty Barber.
    New Arrival

    The Book of Betty Barber. [c.1900]

    £600

    First edition in book form of this story originally published in the Little Folks magazine in 1900. Read more

  17. The Golden Cockerel.
    New Arrival

    The Golden Cockerel. 1938

    £450

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Elaine and Willy Pogany on the front free endpaper. From the library of American author Myra Cohn Livingston (1926–1996), with her bookplate tipped in on front pastedown. Livingston wrote and edited numerous books of poetry for children, including Whispers …Read more

  18. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
    New Arrival

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. [1910]

    £1,500

    Signed limited edition, numbered 373 of 525 copies signed by Pogany. Read more

  19. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    New Arrival

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [c.1915]

    £975

    First Dulac trade edition, later printing. Read more

  20. The Wind in the Willows.
    New Arrival

    The Wind in the Willows. 1950

    £450

    First UK Rackham edition. Originally published by the Limited Editions Club, New York, in 1940. Rackham had been asked to illustrate the first edition of the book in 1908, but was already committed to illustrating A Midsummer Night’s Dream and turned Grahame down. It was …Read more

  21. Quality Street.
    New Arrival

    Quality Street. [c.1913]

    £350

    Signed limited edition, number 567 of 1,000 copies signed by the illustrator. Read more

  22. Undine.
    New Arrival

    Undine. 1909

    £1,500

    Signed limited edition, number 464 of 1000 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  23. Marianne Dreams.
    New Arrival

    Marianne Dreams. 1958

    £250

    First edition, first printing. A dark novel of a young girl being tutored at home while being sick, travels in dreams to a house which she has drawn and meets another student of her tutor. She becomes jealous and decides to make him a prisoner …Read more

  24. A Fairy Garland.
    New Arrival

    A Fairy Garland. 1928

    £1,250

    Signed limited edition, number 834 of 1000 copies signed by Dulac. Read more

  25. My Days With the Fairies.
    New Arrival

    My Days With the Fairies. [1913]

    £350

    First edition, first printing. A lovely bound copy. Read more

  26. Treasure Island.
    New Arrival

    Treasure Island. 1927

    £1,450

    First Dulac edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Read more

  27. The Magician’s Nephew.
    New Arrival

    The Magician’s Nephew. 1955

    £650

    First edition, first impression, of the sixth of the Narnia novels. Read more

  28. Winnie-the-Pooh.
    New Arrival

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £5,000

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Read more

  29. The House at Pooh Corner.
    New Arrival

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £750

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Read more

  30. Winnie-the-Pooh.
    New Arrival

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £2,500

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  31. Happy Birthday To You!
    New Arrival

    Happy Birthday To You! 1959

    £2,275

    First edition, first printing. With the first printing point of the 5 white dots on page 32. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper, “Happy Birthdays forever to the Chandlers With Love-Dr. Seuss.” Read more

  32. Moby Dick or The Whale.
    New Arrival

    Moby Dick or The Whale. 1937

    £500

    First edition thus. Originally published in 1930 by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, the Random House trade edition of Rockwell Kent’s Moby Dick proved immensely popular and has been credited with contributing to the rediscovery of the novel and its …Read more

  33. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
    New Arrival

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 1950

    £8,500

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

  34. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. 1918

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression with the ‘N’ dropped from London on the title page. Read more

  35. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I.
    New Arrival

    The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I. 1931

    £5,750

    First edition, first printing, of the first Mickey Mouse picture book, rare in the dust jacket. Read more

  36. On Beyond Zebra.
    New Arrival

    On Beyond Zebra. 1955

    £500

    First edition, first printing. An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Read more

  37. The House At Pooh Corner
    New Arrival

    The House At Pooh Corner 1928

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  38. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French.
    New Arrival

    The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French. [1910]

    £675

    First Dulac trade edition. Read more

  39. Winnie-the-Pooh.
    New Arrival

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £2,500

    First edition, first impression. The little bear described by Christopher Milne in his autobiography as his “inseparable companion” has also become the inseparable companion of generations of children, often remaining the object of that faith late into adulthood. First appearing in 1924, along with his …Read more

  40. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. 1910

    £375

    First edition. The first two printings are identical. Read more

  41. The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit. [1902]

    £2,000

    First trade edition, following two private editions. With the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with “wept big tears” on p. 51. Read more

  42. Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
    New Arrival

    Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. 2007

    £1,500

    First edition, only printing. Signed by J. K. Rowling on the front free endpaper: “To Claudia, J. K. Rowling.” Rowling wrote and illustrated six manuscript copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which were finely bound and presented to people who had been important …Read more

  43. Stuart Little.
    New Arrival

    Stuart Little. 1945

    £775

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  44. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
    New Arrival

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. 1909

    £750

    First edition. The sequel to the tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The first two printings are identical. Read more

  45. Ars Moriendi.
    New Arrival

    Ars Moriendi. [1510]

    £18,500

    First of three Latin editions printed by Weissenburger. The book derives from the Tractatus (or Speculum) artis bene moriendi, composed in 1415 by an anonymous Dominican friar, probably at the request of the Council of Constance. The Ars Morienda is taken from the second chapter …Read more

  46. The Picts and The Martyrs: or, Not Welcome at All.
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    The Picts and The Martyrs: or, Not Welcome at All. 1943

    £800

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. The eleventh book in Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series. Read more

  47. The Silver Curlew.

    The Silver Curlew. 1953

    £65

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title “To my dearest Joe from Nellie Christmas 1953.” Read more

  48. Aesop’s Fables.
    New Arrival

    Aesop’s Fables. 1912

    £2,950

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist of which this is number 84. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    Watership Down.
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    ADAMS, Richard. ADAMS, Richard.

    Watership Down.

    £2,950

  2. New Arrival
    The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
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    WILDE, Oscar. WILDE, Oscar.

    The Happy Prince and Other Tales.

    £22,500

  3. New Arrival
    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
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    JENKINS, James. JENKINS, James.

    The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.

    £9,750

  4. New Arrival
    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Little Pig Robinson.

    £375

  5. New Arrival
  6. New Arrival
    The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit.

    £2,000

  7. New Arrival
    Just So Stories.
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    KIPLING, Rudyard. KIPLING, Rudyard.

    Just So Stories.

    £2,500

  8. New Arrival
  9. New Arrival
    Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog.
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    BLYTON, Enid. BLYTON, Enid.

    Five Go to Smuggler’s Top. Another Adventure of the Four Children and Timmy the Dog.

    £2,000

  10. New Arrival
    The Wind in the Willows.
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    GRAHAME, Kenneth. GRAHAME, Kenneth.

    The Wind in the Willows.

    £2,500

  11. New Arrival
    Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands.
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    LILFORD, Lord. LILFORD, Lord.

    Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands.

    £2,500

  12. New Arrival
    The Cat in the Hat.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    The Cat in the Hat.

    £15,000

  13. New Arrival
    The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) WAGNER, Richard. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) WAGNER,...

    The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.

    £2,750

  14. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    ROWLING, J.K. ROWLING, J.K.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    £390

  15. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    £3,000

  16. New Arrival
  17. New Arrival
    The Golden Cockerel.
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    POGANY, Elaine & Willy. POGANY, Elaine &...

    The Golden Cockerel.

    £450

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  20. New Arrival
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  23. New Arrival
    Marianne Dreams.
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    STORR, Catherine. STORR, Catherine.

    Marianne Dreams.

    £250

  24. New Arrival
    A Fairy Garland.
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    (DULAC, Edmund) (DULAC, Edmund)

    A Fairy Garland.

    £1,250

  25. New Arrival
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  27. New Arrival
    The Magician’s Nephew.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Magician’s Nephew.

    £650

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £5,000

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £750

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £2,500

  31. New Arrival
    Happy Birthday To You!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Happy Birthday To You!

    £2,275

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    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    £8,500

  34. New Arrival
    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.

    £1,500

  35. New Arrival
    The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I.
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    DISNEY, Walt. DISNEY, Walt.

    The Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Story and Illustrations by Staff of Walt Disney Studio. Book I.

    £5,750

  36. New Arrival
    On Beyond Zebra.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    On Beyond Zebra.

    £500

  37. New Arrival
    The House At Pooh Corner
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House At Pooh Corner

    £1,750

  38. New Arrival
    The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French.
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    (DULAC, Edmund) COUCH, Arthur Quiller. (DULAC, Edmund) COUCH,...

    The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French.

    £675

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £2,500

  40. New Arrival
    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.

    £375

  41. New Arrival
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

    £2,000

  42. New Arrival
    Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Sotheby’s Auction Catalogue for The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

    £1,500

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

    Stuart Little.

    £775

  44. New Arrival
    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    £750

  45. New Arrival
    Ars Moriendi.
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    (ARS MORIENDI.) (ARS MORIENDI.)

    Ars Moriendi.

    £18,500

  46. New Arrival
    The Picts and The Martyrs: or, Not Welcome at All.
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    RANSOME, Arthur. RANSOME, Arthur.

    The Picts and The Martyrs: or, Not Welcome at All.

    £800

  47. The Silver Curlew.
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    FARJEON, Eleanor. FARJEON, Eleanor.

    The Silver Curlew.

    £65

  48. New Arrival

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