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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to books written for children or juveniles; that is, stories, books, magazines, and poems that were intended for or have been enjoyed by children, including illustrated books where the illustrations are integrated in the text.

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  1. The Tale of Driver Grope.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Steadman on the title page. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103765

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  2. Uncle Cleans Up.
    First edition. The second of the Uncle books. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 47796

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  3. Uncle and His Detective.
    First edition, first impresssion. The fourth of the Uncle books and one of the scarcer titles, particularly in such nice condition as this. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 78010

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  4. 94415comp
    First Rackham edition, limited issue. Number 756 of 1130 copies. Unusually for Rackham, he did not sign this edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 94415

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  5. 87288comp
    First edition, regular trade issue, double presentation copy, with a drawing and inscription signed by the artist, "To Reginald T. Townsend, Arthur Rackham 1927", also inscribed by the author on the half-title: "'In every tree the birds cry DoxyLove was never done to proxy' From a song for Sir Toby Belch and here inserted... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 87288

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  6. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
    First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H.L.R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 90335

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  7. 89991comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper in crayon to "Mimi Bonesteel, Happy Easter, Walt Disney." Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 89991

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  8. 48286
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 48286

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  9. Worrals of the W.A.A.F.
    First edition, first impression, in the second impression jacket. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. The first of Johns' books about Joan 'Worrals' Worralson. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 92295

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  10. Where the Blue Begins.
    First trade edition, first printing; this copy signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 48525

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  11. 77734
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 77734

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  12. 76572
    First edition of a selection of classic stories by Hans Christian Andersen which includes the Snow Queen and the Tinder Box, all beautifully illustrated by Nielsen. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 76572

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  13. The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

    Melbourne, London, Toronto: 1956

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 72239

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  14. 66753comp
    First edition thus, Rackham's illustrated edition of Barham's Ingoldsby Legends, revised and largely redrawn from the original 1898 edition, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger reproductions, including a greater number of illustrations in colour" (Rackham's Prefatory Note).... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 66753

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  15. 85273
    First edition, first printing, with the five-line colophon on the last page. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 85273

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  16. 123791
    First edition, first impression. In this children's picture book, French words that are richly illustrated by Cardew accompany each letter of the alphabet. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 123791

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  17. 69790
    Deluxe edition, one of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated.... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 69790

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  18. 65811
    First Rackham edition. 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 the character. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 65811

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  19. 118413comp
    First edition, first printing. Uncommonly signed by the author and illustrator. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 118413

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  20. 20335comp
    First Rackham edition, number 187 of 1,130 copies signed by Rackham. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 20335

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  21. 121116comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper: "To Theo Zimmer, with every good wish, Harold Jones". Harold Jones (1904-1992) was a British illustrator and writer of children's books, perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed Lavender's Blue: A Book of Nursery Rhymes, which... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 121116

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    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Caldecott Medal. This was Thurber's first title for children, which tells a tale of a princess who sets her sights on the moon. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 97530

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  23. 40771
    First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 40771

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  24. A Bouquet of Littles.
    First edition, first printing, of this "collection of tiny rhymes about tiny objects". Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 101534

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  25. i1
    This is a preliminary sketch for the published drawing that accompanied the rhyme "Bloudie Jack of Shrewsberrie, The Shropshire Bluebeard", that appears on page 405 of "Ingoldsby Legends". Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 85307

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  26. East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
    Deluxe edition, number 85 of 500 copies signed by the artist. With the single-leaf printed advertisement for the exhibition of the original watercolours in November and December 1914 at the Leicester Galleries laid in. Learn More
    £19,500

    Stock Code: 47331

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  27. 117371detail
    All first editions, except Swallows and Amazons which is the first illustrated edition. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 117371

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  28. 116478
    First edition, first printing. This is the 17th book in the highly popular Raggedy Ann series. The books were often sold with a Raggedy Ann doll, helping them gain widespread popularity in America. Scarce with the dust jacket. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 116478

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  29. 116303comp
    Special presentation proof edition, number 145 of 500 copies. This was Roald Dahl's final work written for children, published posthumously. Minpin was the nickname Dahl used for his daughter, Ophelia. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 116303

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  30. The Windmill.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 113006

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  31. The Book of Betty Barber.
    Later edition, first published in book form in 1910. The story was originally published in the Little Folks magazine in 1900. Learn More
    £110

    Stock Code: 113127

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  32. Where the Blue Begins.
    First US trade edition, first printing. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 113005

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  33. Where the Blue Begins.
    First Rackham edition of Morley's whimsical tale of a dog's search for the meaning of life. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 113002

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  34. Feats on the Fjord.
    First edition with the plates in colour, otherwise a reprint of the 1899 edition. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 113283

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  35. Imagina.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 113210

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  36. Florian.

    Florian.

    Indianapolis & New York: 1934

    First edition, first printing, in a superb dust jacket. Salten, most famously the author of Bambi, here tells the tale of Florian, a "magnificent, pure white Lipizzian stallion" owned by Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria from 1901-21, his training at the famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna, and his adventures. Florian was... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 113825

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  37. Feats on the Fjord.
    First edition featuring Rackham's illustrations, this copy in the more deluxe leather binding, was also issued in blue cloth. Part of the series of The Temple Classics For Young People. Learn More
    £110

    Stock Code: 113061

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  38. Brains and Bravery.
    First US edition, first printing. A collection of 14 tales in which young men exhibit "brains and bravery." Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 113300

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  39. Feats on the Fjord.
    First edition featuring Rackham's illustrations for this title in colour, in the green cloth binding. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 113062

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  40. Faithful Friends.
    Later printing, originally published in 1902. Learn More
    £110

    Stock Code: 113193

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  41. Mittens
    First edition, first printing. A picture book of a kitten. Newberry was a prolific artist specialising in all things feline. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 112043

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  42. Rolling Stone.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author with an original drawing of a scarecrow on the front free endpaper, "To Helen Clark, Olé Scarecrow Stone, Wizard of Oz, Fred Stone", and additionally inscribed by his daughter Dorothy and her husband, actor Charles Collins, on the half-title, "Merry... Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 112207

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  43. Isprinsessa [and] Cirkusen Kommer.
    First Swedish editions, Cirkusen Kommer inscribed on the title page by the author in mock-Swedish, "mist a liddle bit of reading yes? Love Noel. 1955". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Isprinsessa was first published as White Boots in 1951, and... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 111008

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  44. The Halloween Tree.
    First Gris Grimly illustrated edition. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 106037

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  45. The King's Fountain.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 112559

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  46. Doctor Dolittle's Garden.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 108430

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  47. .
    First edition, first printing. The "Mouse Magnifique" (most probably a relation of Ratatouille's Remy) solves a crime mystery with the help of a French poodle. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 107277

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  48. Masterman Ready; or, The Wreck of the Pacific.
    An appealing illustrated edition of the first of Marryat's books for children, originally published in 1841; this copy in an attractive period prize binding. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 106729

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  49. Two Wise Children.
    First edition, first printing, institutional issue, the dust jacket priced at 2.73 on the front flap and with the gold sticker on the spine, and inner hinges reinforced. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108974

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  50. Seaward.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 104197

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  51. For Brownies.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's second book. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 103919

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  52. The Yellow Flowers.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 103767

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  53. Inspector Mouse.
    First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 103968

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  54. Little.com.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 103700

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  55. The Christmas Blizzard.
    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, he worked alongside his uncle at Interview Magazine but left... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 104140

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  56. The False Flamingoes.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Steadman on the title page. An early title illustrated by Steadman; it was originally published in Germany under the title Die falschen Flamingos in 1967. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 103966

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  57. The False Flamingoes.
    First US edition, first printing. An early title illustrated by Steadman; it was first published in the UK in 1968, and was originally published in Germany under the title Die falschen Flamingos in 1967. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 103764

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  58. Dracula; A Toy Theatre.
    First edition, first printing. Gorey won a Tony award for Best Costume Design for his 1977 designs for the Broadway production of Dracula. He was also nominated in the category for Best Scenic Design. This toy book replicates the scenes and costumes which he designed for the play. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 104528

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  59. .
    A charming piece of Steadman ephemera. Learn More
    £60

    Stock Code: 104244

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  60. Convent Cat.
    First English language edition. Published in Japan originally. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 101551

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