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First editions of major works of children's literature, including the works of Lewis Carroll, Beatrix Potter, A. A. Milne, Roald Dahl, J. K. Rowling, and other major writers in these fields. Browse the entire category below, or select a sub-category (left) to refine your browse.

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  1. Mary Poppins.

    Mary Poppins. 1934

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  2. On the Banks of Plum Creek.
    New Arrival

    On the Banks of Plum Creek. 1937

    £1,200

    First edition, first printing. The fourth of nine titles in Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books. This title was a 1938 Newbery Honor title. Read more

  3. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. 1917

    £2,500

    Signed limited edition. Number 506 of 525 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  4. Complete set of the Jell-O booklets.
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    Complete set of the Jell-O booklets. [1932]

    £575

    Complete set of the four Jell-O promotional booklets. Reprinting four of the titles which first appeared in the Little Wizard Series in 1913, the booklets contain short stories bookended by Jell-O recipes and advertisements. It is highly likely that the booklets were produced to coincide …Read more

  5. I Know a Lot of Things.
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    I Know a Lot of Things. 1956

    £1,500

    First edition, first printing. Between 1956 and 1970, Ann and Paul Rand produced four children’s books together, of which this is the first. Paul Rand (1914–1996) was an American commercial artist who, together with his wife Ann, produced four picture books combining rhythmic verse …Read more

  6. Mike.
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    Mike. 1909

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression. “Each of Wodehouse’s school stories is a superior example of the genre, and still readable; but in his last public-school novel, Mike (1909), something extraordinary happened: Wodehouse, as a writer, moved into a higher and dazzling sphere. In its narrative energy, …Read more

  7. The Wind in the Willows.
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    The Wind in the Willows. 1913

    £225

    First illustrated edition, first printing. The book was first published in London in 1908 with only the frontispiece as illustration. It was later illustrated by E. H. Shepard and Arthur Rackham, but Bransom was the first to fully illustrate the book. Read more

  8. Grimms’ Other Tales.
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    Grimms’ Other Tales. 1956

    £650

    First edition, copy number 7 of 75 specially bound deluxe copies, signed by the illustrator, from a limited edition of 500 copies printed in Poliphilus type on Arnold’s mould-made paper by the Chiswick Press. Read more

  9. Tales from Shakespeare.
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    Tales from Shakespeare. 1899

    £750

    First Bell-illustrated edition, rare deluxe issue, of the Lambs’ Tales of Shakespeare. Charles & Mary Lamb’s Tales of Shakespeare done for children was first published in 1807. This is the first edition with the illustrations of prominent Arts & Crafts figure Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933), …Read more

  10. Danny. The Champion of the World.

    Danny. The Champion of the World. 1975

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  11. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
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    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. 1940

    £10,000

    First illustrated edition. An excellent association copy, signed by Eliot as Old Possum and inscribed on the front free endpaper to the Tandy family (Geoffrey, Doris “Polly”, and their three children), whose second child Alison was one of the dedicatees: “To the Tandy family from …Read more

  12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £3,750

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To all the children of Mary, with love Roald Dahl.” The recipients were the children of Mary Berry, “an attractive lady” with whom he sometimes played poker in London (Sturrock, …Read more

  13. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £12,500

    First edition, first impression, with all the requisite points: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, copyright Joanne Rowling, and the repeated “1 wand” on the list of equipment on p. 53. The first and scarcest of the Harry Potter books. Read more

  15. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

    The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. [c.1920]

    £150

    Limited edition, copy number 17. One hundred copies of this suppressed chapter from The Wind in the Willows were printed, with Grahame’s permission, by Manning Pike, printer of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Various decorated papers were used for the wrappers. Read more

  16. Littledom Castle,

    Littledom Castle, 1903

    £65

    First edition, second impression (two months after the first). Read more

  17. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens 1906

    £1,250

    First trade edition, first impression. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions, from Barrie’s …Read more

  18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £5,750

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue, one of 5,150 copies. 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

  19. The Snowman.

    The Snowman. 1978

    £150

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  20. George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    George’s Marvellous Medicine. 1981

    £650

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  21. The BFG.

    The BFG. 1982

    £4,750

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author and illustrator on the front free endpaper, dated 1982, the year of publication. Though unmarked as such, it is from the library of Dahl’s literary agent Laurence Pollinger. His son, Edmund Pollinger, was Dahl’s godson and one …Read more

  22. The Treasure Book of Best Stories.

    The Treasure Book of Best Stories. 1933

    £225

    First edition, first printing, beautifully illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat; very uncommon in the dust jacket. Read more

  23. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.

    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. 1918

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression, with the dropped “N” from London on the imprint. Read more

  24. Shrek!

    Shrek! 1990

    £250

    First edition, first printing, of the source book for one of the most popular films of recent decades. Read more

  25. Jack and Nancy.

    Jack and Nancy. 1969

    £250

    First edition, first printing, of Quentin Blake’s second book. Read more

  26. The Enormous Crocodile.

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1978

    £500

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  27. Fantastic Mr Fox.

    Fantastic Mr Fox. 1970

    £750

    First UK edition, first impression. From the library of publisher Rayner Unwin, son of Sir Stanley Unwin (the founder of George Allen and Unwin Ltd), though unmarked as such. The US edition was published earlier the same year. Read more

  28. Now We Are Six.

    Now We Are Six. 1927

    £375

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  29. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. 1972

    £150

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  30. The Wizard of Oz.

    The Wizard of Oz. [1939]

    £1,150

    First UK film tie-in edition, first impression ,the first film edition having been published in the US in the same year. A beautiful copy including eight colour illustrations from film stills. Read more

  31. The Secret Garden.

    The Secret Garden. 2010

    £350

    Limited edition, 467 of 1000 copies printed. A special edition produced to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Books. Read more

  32. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.

    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes. 1994

    £100

    First edition, first impression of this collection of recipes, including Stink Bugs’ Eggs, Snozzcumbers, and Bruce Bogtrotter’s sensational chocolate cake. Read more

  33. Esio Trot.

    Esio Trot. 1990

    £500

    First edition, second impression (the same year as the first). Signed by the author on the half-title: “Roald Dahl 1990”. The author died on 23 November 1990 and Esio Trot was Dahl’s final book to be published during his lifetime. Read more

  34. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke. 1991

    £100

    First edition, first impression. It was written in the last days of Roald Dahl’s life for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute with both Dahl and Blake donating their rights. Read more

  35. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass. 1901 & 1902

    £475

    First edition illustrated by the American illustrator Peter Newell (1862-1924), who executed some genuinely innovative work for periodicals such as Harper’s, Scribner’s and The Saturday Evening Post. “The flood of illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland started shortly after Carroll’s death [in 1898]… of which …Read more

  36. Matilda.

    Matilda. 1988

    £3,000

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Read more

  37. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £875

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  38. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964

    £3,000

    First edition, first printing with the six line colophon on the last page (this was cut to five in all subsequent printings). This US edition precedes the English by three years. Read more

  39. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car. 1964–5

    £1,500

    First editions, first impressions. Read more

  40. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £425

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

  41. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.

    The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works. 1991

    £2,250

    One of 500 numbered sets. This edition was published to celebrated Dahl’s 75th birthday on 13 September 1991. Read more

  42. Boy.

    Boy. 1984

    £175

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  43. You’re Only Old Once!

    You’re Only Old Once! 1986

    £650

    First edition, first printing, signed by Dr. Seuss on the verso of the front free endpaper. Seuss’ take on growing old. Read more

  44. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £1,250

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

  45. The Tale of Mr. Tod.

    The Tale of Mr. Tod. 1912

    £800

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

  46. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. 1909

    £1,250

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

  47. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. 1913

    £2,000

    Signed limited edition, number 209 of 1,130 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. With leaflet laid in about the original watercolours for this title being on exhibit at The Leicester Gallery in London. Read more

  48. The Sleeping Beauty.

    The Sleeping Beauty. [1920]

    £675

    First trade edition, first impression, in the variant binding with the dusky red dust jacket. Read more

  1. Mary Poppins.
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    TRAVERS, P. L. TRAVERS, P. L.

    Mary Poppins.

    £2,250

  2. New Arrival
    On the Banks of Plum Creek.
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    WILDER, Laura Ingalls. WILDER, Laura Ingalls.

    On the Banks of Plum Creek.

    £1,200

  3. New Arrival
    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM,...

    Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

    £2,500

  4. New Arrival
    Complete set of the Jell-O booklets.
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    BAUM, Frank L. BAUM, Frank L.

    Complete set of the Jell-O booklets.

    £575

  5. New Arrival
    I Know a Lot of Things.
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    RAND, Ann & Paul. RAND, Ann &...

    I Know a Lot of Things.

    £1,500

  6. New Arrival
  7. New Arrival
    The Wind in the Willows.
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    GRAHAME, Kenneth. GRAHAME, Kenneth.

    The Wind in the Willows.

    £225

  8. New Arrival
    Grimms’ Other Tales.
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    GRIMM, Jakob & Wilhelm. GRIMM, Jakob &...

    Grimms’ Other Tales.

    £650

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  10. Danny. The Champion of the World.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Danny. The Champion of the World.

    £375

  11. New Arrival
    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
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    ELIOT, T. S. ELIOT, T. S.

    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

    £10,000

  12. New Arrival
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £3,750

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £1,250

  14. 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.

    £12,500

  15. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE,...

    Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    £1,250

  16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    £5,750

  17. George’s Marvellous Medicine.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    George’s Marvellous Medicine.

    £650

  18. The BFG.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The BFG.

    £4,750

  19. The Treasure Book of Best Stories.
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    PEAT, Fern Bisel. PEAT, Fern Bisel.

    The Treasure Book of Best Stories.

    £225

  20. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse.

    £2,000

  21. Jack and Nancy.
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    BLAKE, Quentin. BLAKE, Quentin.

    Jack and Nancy.

    £250

  22. The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £500

  23. Fantastic Mr Fox.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Fantastic Mr Fox.

    £750

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

    Now We Are Six.

    £375

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

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

    £150

  26. The Wizard of Oz.
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    BAUM, L. Frank. BAUM, L. Frank.

    The Wizard of Oz.

    £1,150

  27. Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes.

    £100

  28. Esio Trot.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Esio Trot.

    £500

  29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.]...

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass.

    £475

  30. Matilda.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Matilda.

    £3,000

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

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £875

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

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £3,000

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

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car.

    £1,500

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £425

  35. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.

    £2,250

  36. You’re Only Old Once!
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    You’re Only Old Once!

    £650

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

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £1,250

  38. The Tale of Mr. Tod.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of Mr. Tod.

    £800

  39. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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    POTTER, Beatrix. POTTER, Beatrix.

    The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

    £1,250

  40. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,000

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