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First editions of major works of children's illustration, including the works of Quentin Blake, Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter, Dr Seuss, and other major artists in these fields. Browse this category below, or select a different category (left) to modify your search.

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  1. Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.
    New Arrival

    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

  2. A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov.
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    A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov. 1929

    £675

    First edition thus, number 210 from a strictly limited edition of 750 copies on Maillol hand-made paper, of Lermontov’s poem translated by John Cournos and with decorations and binding designed by Paul Nash. The Nash designs in this Aquila Press production are some of his …Read more

  3. The Uncollected Work.
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    The Uncollected Work. 1925

    £425

    First edition, uniform with The Early Work and The Later Work of Aubrey Beardsley, issued the same year. Read more

  4. The Poems.
    New Arrival

    The Poems. 1900

    £750

    First Robinson-illustrated edition, first impression, of the poems of Edgar Allen Poe, very scarce, and attractive in the original decorated cloth. This copy has a charming contemporary gift inscription with an apparently original six-line poem signed “E.V.H.”: “Thou knewest not the haven hush / of …Read more

  5. 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

  6. Don Juan.
    New Arrival

    Don Juan. 1926

    £350

    First Austen-illustrated edition, first impression, an attractive copy with the very scarce dust jacket, which is hard to find in collectable condition. Read more

  7. Stories from the Arabian Nights.
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    Stories from the Arabian Nights. 1907

    £3,000

    Signed limited edition, number 309 of 350 copies numbered and signed by the artist. It was this book that first announced Dulac’s status as a popular artist, confirming him as “a direct challenger in the illustrated gift book market to the work of Arthur Rackham. …Read more

  8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 1895

    £250

    First edition thus, Shakespeare’s classic fairy comedy with illustrations and designs by prominent Arts & Crafts figure Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933). Bell’s charming production is quite a scarce edition, especially in nice condition with the original decorated cloth, as here. Read more

  9. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929

    £850

    Signed limited edition, number 297 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  10. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929.

    £275

    First trade edition, first impression. Read more

  11. 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

  12. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929

    £575

    First trade edition, first impression. Read more

  13. The Compleat Angler,

    The Compleat Angler, 1931

    £750

    Number 114 of 775 copies signed by the artist. Read more

  14. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. 1929

    £1,000

    Number 490 of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham. Read more

  15. Peer Gynt.

    Peer Gynt. 1936

    £875

    Number 337 of 450 copies signed by Rackham. Read more

  16. The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. [Together known as:] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.

    The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. [Together known as:] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude. 1910-11

    £475

    First Rackham editions in the handsome original cloth bindings. Read more

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. The Ingoldsby Legends.

    The Ingoldsby Legends. 1907

    £1,000

    Signed limited edition, number 16 of a limited edition of 560 large-paper copies numbered and signed by the illustrator. This is the first signed limited edition of Rackham’s illustrated edition of Barham’s Ingoldsby Legends. It was originally published in 1898 (for which there was no …Read more

  20. The King of the Golden River.

    The King of the Golden River. 1932

    £16,500

    Deluxe edition, number 7 of 570 copies signed by the artist. This is one of nine “special copies” in a luxury binding commissioned by the publisher and including a striking full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed and dated “Arthur Rackham 1932”), showing …Read more

  21. Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat

    Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat 1899

    £250

    First edition thus, the scarcer US issue (one of 500 with the Boston imprint on the spine) from a total edition of 2000, the first Quaritch edition of this Rubaiyat with Heron-Allen’s literal translations from the Persian set comparatively alongside Fitzgerald’s own more poetical attempts, …Read more

  22. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet.

    Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet. [c.1910]

    £875

    A handsomely bound copy of this attractively illustrated edition. William G. Simmonds (1876-1968), who studied under Walter Crane at the RCA, later assisted with tank and aircraft design during the Great War. The introduction is by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Read more

  23. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1974

    £575

    An attractively bound copy of the classic, originally published with Rackham’s illustrations in 1907. Read more

  24. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. 1934

    £300

    Finely bound copy of the Rubáiyát illustrated by Willy Pogany. Read more

  25. Candide, or The Optimist.

    Candide, or The Optimist. [c.1945]

    £575

    The finely produced Peter Pauper Press edition, in a stylish and unique hand-decorated vellum binding signed “H. L. Boetgger”, illustrated by Kredel, set in the Baskerville types (of which the originals were used for the first great collected edition of Voltaire’s works) and printed on …Read more

  26. Fairy Tales.

    Fairy Tales. 1932

    £600

    First US trade edition, first printing. Read more

  27. The Tempest.

    The Tempest. [1926]

    £975

    First trade edition, first impression. Read more

  28. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £400

    The best Dulac edition. Read more

  29. Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Poems.

    Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Poems. 1930

    £325

    Limited edition, number 135 of 500 copies on mould-made paper. Contains many of Lawrence’s most famous poems including “Snake”, most composed during his travels in Italy, Sri Lanka and New Mexico. Read more

  30. A Wonder Book.

    A Wonder Book. [1922]

    £350

    First trade edition, first impression. Read more

  31. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 1928

    £450

    First trade edition, first impression. Read more

  32. Tales of Mystery & Imagination.

    Tales of Mystery & Imagination. 1919

    £5,750

    Signed limited edition, number 163 of 170 copies, signed by the illustrator. Read more

  33. A Midsummer-Night’s Dream.

    A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. 1908

    £2,250

    Limited edition. An out-of-series copy, unnumbered and unsigned, from an edition of 1,000 copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. Read more

  34. [Some British Ballads, in Dutch.] Britsche Balladen.

    [Some British Ballads, in Dutch.] Britsche Balladen. 1920

    £750

    Limited edition of 550 numbered copies, of which this is number 217. Translated by Albert Verwey. Originally published in the UK in 1919. Read more

  35. Rip Van Winkle.

    Rip Van Winkle. 1931

    £300

    Reprint edition using the illustrations from the 1905 printing. Read more

  36. The Night Before Christmas;

    The Night Before Christmas; 1931–4

    £1,200

    First trade editions, first impressions. Read more

  37. A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 1939

    £1,250

    Deluxe edition, Arthur Rackham’s own copy, one of the 37 volumes of The Plays of William Shakespeare published for subscribers by The Limited Editions Club of New York, the edition designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Press of A. Colish, New York, in …Read more

  38. The Centenary of Arthur Rackham’s Birth

    The Centenary of Arthur Rackham’s Birth 1967

    £75

    First edition of this centenary catalogue, celebrating the Arthur Rackham collection gifted to the Libraries of Columbia University by Mr and Mrs Alfred C. Berol. This is the superior casebound issue; the catalogue was also issued in wrappers. Read more

  39. Arthur Rackham.

    Arthur Rackham. 1922

    £275

    First edition, first printing; one of 175 copies printed. This copy inscribed to “Mrs. E. W. Merriam with Martin Birmbaum’s best wishes, Christmas 1922.” Read more

  40. Costume through the Ages.

    Costume through the Ages. [1938]

    £175

    First edition. Read more

  41. Le Livre des ballades.

    Le Livre des ballades. 1921

    £950

    First and limited edition in French of Some British Ballads (1919), number 633 of 1,300 copies; there are additional black and white vignettes by Rackham included in this edition. The French symbolist poet Paul Fort translated the original work and added “some completely different ballads” …Read more

  42. The “Old” Water-Colour Society 1804-1904.

    The “Old” Water-Colour Society 1804-1904. 1905

    £125

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  43. Pictures of East Coast Health Resorts.

    Pictures of East Coast Health Resorts. [1901]

    £500

    First edition, first impression. The Rackham illustrations had all previously appeared in Sunrise-Land. Read more

  44. The Children’s Hour.

    The Children’s Hour. [1906]

    £75

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  45. The Peter Pan Portfolio,

    The Peter Pan Portfolio, [1912]

    £30,000

    Deluxe extra-limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by the artist, bound in full vellum. According to Latimore & Haskell, although Rackham was supposed to sign all 100 …Read more

  46. Snickerty Nick and the Giant

    Snickerty Nick and the Giant 1919

    £900

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  47. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The Vicar of Wakefield. [1930?]

    £450

    First US trade edition, first printing; inscribed neatly on the title page verso: “December 1930” – presumably the date of publication (which is not given by either bibliography). Read more

  48. The Compleat Angler,

    The Compleat Angler, [1931]

    £300

    First US trade edition, first printing. Read more

  1. 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

  2. New Arrival
    A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov.
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    LERMONTOV, Mikhail Yurievitch; trans. John Cournos. LERMONTOV, Mikhail Yurievitch;...

    A Song about Tsar Ivan Vasilyevitch, his young body-guard and the valiant merchant Kalashnikov.

    £675

  3. New Arrival
    The Uncollected Work.
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    BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.

    The Uncollected Work.

    £425

  4. New Arrival
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  7. New Arrival
    Stories from the Arabian Nights.
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    (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN, Laurence. (DULAC, Edmund.) HOUSMAN,...

    Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    £3,000

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

    Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

    £1,250

  9. The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. [Together known as:] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) WAGNER, Richard. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) WAGNER,...

    The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. [Together known as:] The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude.

    £475

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

    Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

    £2,000

  11. The King of the Golden River.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN,...

    The King of the Golden River.

    £16,500

  12. Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat
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    OMAR KHAYYÁM. OMAR KHAYYÁM.

    Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat

    £250

  13. Candide, or The Optimist.
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    VOLTAIRE, J. F. M. A. de. VOLTAIRE, J. F....

    Candide, or The Optimist.

    £575

  14. Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Poems.
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    LAWRENCE, D. H. LAWRENCE, D. H.

    Birds, Beasts and Flowers. Poems.

    £325

  15. Tales of Mystery & Imagination.
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    (CLARKE, Harry.) POE, Edgar Allan. (CLARKE, Harry.) POE,...

    Tales of Mystery & Imagination.

    £5,750

  16. [Some British Ballads, in Dutch.] Britsche Balladen.
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    [Some British Ballads, in Dutch.] Britsche Balladen.

    £750

  17. The Centenary of Arthur Rackham’s Birth
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BAUGHMAN, Roland. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BAUGHMAN,...

    The Centenary of Arthur Rackham’s Birth

    £75

  18. Costume through the Ages.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) (RACKHAM, Arthur.)

    Costume through the Ages.

    £175

  19. The “Old” Water-Colour Society 1804-1904.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) HOLME, Charles (ed.) (RACKHAM, Arthur.) HOLME,...

    The “Old” Water-Colour Society 1804-1904.

    £125

  20. Pictures of East Coast Health Resorts.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) PEATON, Arthur. (RACKHAM, Arthur.) PEATON,...

    Pictures of East Coast Health Resorts.

    £500

  21. The Children’s Hour.
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    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) (RACKHAM, Arthur.)

    The Children’s Hour.

    £75

  22. The Peter Pan Portfolio,
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    RACKHAM, Arthur. RACKHAM, Arthur.

    The Peter Pan Portfolio,

    £30,000

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