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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.

First editions of children's classics, including Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, J. K. Rowling, A. A. Milne and J. M. Barrie.

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  1. Because of Winn-Dixie.
    DICAMILLO, Kate. Because of Winn-Dixie.

    Cambridge, MA : 2000

    First edition, first printing. Author's first book and a 2001 Newbery Honor title. Story of a young girl who claims a stray dog as her own to save him. Basis for the 2005 film. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 95851

  2. Pannekakeboken [Pancakes! Pancakes!]
    CARLE, Eric. Pannekakeboken [Pancakes! Pancakes!]

    Oslo : 1975

    Second edition in Norwegian. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "Bill, I enjoyed meeting you in Peter Rabbits. Eric Carle, March 1976." Originally published in 1970 by Simon and Schuster, New York; the first edition in Norwegian appeared in 1971. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 97044

  3. Smugglers' Gap.
    ATKINSON, Mary Evelyn. Smugglers' Gap.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression of the fourth title in Atkinson's Lockett children series. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 97878

  4. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.
    DUVOISIN, Roger (illus.); FATIO, Louise. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author and illustrator on the half-title, "To Max, affectionately and with thanks for his help and in making the text beautiful, Louise Fatio (Loulou) and Roger." Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 98006

  5. Frog Went a-Courtin'.
    LANGSTAFF, John; ROJANKOVSKY, Feodor (illus.) Frog Went a-Courtin'.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing, of this picture book retelling of the folk song. Recipient of the 1956 Caldecott Medal, Frog Went a-Courting met with both popular and critical success, with the Saturday Review of Literature calling it "one of the gayest of picture books" (14 May, 1955). Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 98718

  6. Pretzel and the Puppies.
    REY, Margret & H. A. Pretzel and the Puppies.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the authors on the front pastedown, together with an original drawing of Pretzel, "the longest Dachshund in the world". Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 98810

  7. Harold and the Purple Crayon.
    JOHNSON, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing, of the first book in the series. A very attractive copy of this charming story of what imagination and one crayon can bring. Learn More
    £2,875.00

    Stock Code: 98938

  8. Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz.
    BAUM, L. Frank - Ruth Plumly Thompson. Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz.

    Chicago : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 99842

  9. In the Night Kitchen.
    SENDAK, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen.

    New York : 1970

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Sendak on the half title, "For Arnold Larsen, with best wishes! Maurice Sendak Feb. 71." A 1971 Caldecott Honor title. This title was a banned book and is rank 25th by the American Library Association on its "100 most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000" list. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 100588

  10. Postcards: Whatever Next? Series.
    [GOREY, Edward.] Dogear Wryde. Postcards: Whatever Next? Series.

    N.p. : 1990

    Signed limited edition, one of 26 lettered sets signed by Edward Gorey, this one being "W", from a complete edition of 250 sets. Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 100674

  11. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.
    RIGGS, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

    Philadelphia : 2011

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Riggs to the title page. A young adult novel creatively crafted around the use of vernacular photographs.

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    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100680

  12. Young Robin Brand Detective.
    CROFTS, Freeman Wills. Young Robin Brand Detective.

    London : 1947

    First edition, first impression of the author's only children's mystery book. Scarce. Bookplate to front free endpaper: Douglas Charles Harrod (1910-1994), former senior lecturer in pharmacy at King's College, London. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 100772

  13. Outside Over There.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Outside Over There.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Pre-publication presentation copy, signed by the author a month prior to publication on the front free endpaper, dated 13 May 1981, and with his sister's inscription above: "Natalie Sendak Lesselbaum (Maurice's sister). I gave him his first book." A lovely association copy. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 100941

  14. Din Dan Don It's Christmas.
    DOMANSKA, Janina. Din Dan Don It's Christmas.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, " To Ada with much love Janin August 1975." A Polish christmas carol. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 101553

  15. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
    FINLAY, Winifred. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].

    London : 1960

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page and with John S. Goodhall's original ink and watercolour artwork for the dust jacket, which bears the publisher's stamp on the back. The Castle and the Cave is the story of a seventeen year old English girl sent to the Dordogne region of France to work as an au pair. Learn More
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 101678

  16. The Yellow Flowers.
    STEADMAN, Ralph, & Fiona Saint. The Yellow Flowers.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 103767

  17. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.
    PEAKE, Mervyn. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

    London : 1945

    First procurable edition, as the original, published by Country Life in 1939, is of legendary scarcity; as explained on the jacket blurb of the present edition "the original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action. The artist has coloured the plates for this edition presumably a reference to the spot colour".... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 103786

  18. The Tower Treasure.
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Tower Treasure.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first printing, of the first Hardy Boys title, long considered one of the holy grails of American children's book collecting. Developed by the American publisher Edward Stratemeyer, The Hardy Boys books were part of a range of juvenile detective fiction released by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and was so successful that they launched Nancy... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 104563

  19. The Hardy Boys: The Shore Road Mystery.
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Hardy Boys: The Shore Road Mystery.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first state and format. The sixth Hardy Boys title. Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 104570

  20. The Hardy Boys: The House on the Cliff.
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Hardy Boys: The House on the Cliff.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first state and format of the second Hardy Boys title. Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 104571

  21. The Golliwogg's Christmas.
    [UPTON, Florence K.] UPTON, Bertha. The Golliwogg's Christmas.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression. Scarce with the jacket. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 105021

  22. Rabbit Hill.
    LAWSON, Robert. Rabbit Hill.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, distinguishing it as a top children's book for that year. Story of a family of rabbits cohabiting the land with their human counterparts. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 106201

  23. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 23 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by the artist and printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 107391

  24. Bambi: A Life in the Woods.
    SALTEN, Felix. Bambi: A Life in the Woods.

    New York : 1928

    First edition in English, first printing (July 1928); originally published in German (Berlin: Ullstein Verlag, 1923). With an excellent photographic portrait of Salten mounted opposite the title page and inscribed: "for Mr Nelson Craig cordially Felix Salten, 1935". The portrait is the same as that used by Salten on his press card for the Union of Foreign... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 107906

  25. "Bruno's Revenge."
    CARROLL, Lewis. "Bruno's Revenge."

    London : 1867

    First edition of the story that formed the nucleus for Sylvie and Bruno. The editor, Margaret Gatty, was delighted: "the story is delicious. It is beautiful and fantastic and child-likeSome of the touches are so exquisite, one would have thought nothing short of intercourse with fairies could have put them into your head" Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 108913

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

    New York : 1964

    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. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 109131

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

    London : 1918

    First edition, first impression, with the dropped "N" from London on the imprint. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 109275

  28. These Happy Golden Years.
    WILDER, Laura Ingalls. These Happy Golden Years.

    New York : 1943

    First edition, first printing. The eighth of nine titles in Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. Learn More
    £1,225.00

    Stock Code: 109342

  29. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

    London : 1911

    First edition, deluxe issue, in red cloth. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 109492

  30. A Little Oven.
    ESTES, Eleanor. A Little Oven.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, charmingly inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Genevieve, This story of another Genevieve and of Helena - with lots of little 'ovin's and 'ugging - Eleanor Estes. Happy Birthday! October 16 1966"; this is a reference to the character of Helena in the book, whose mother picks her... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 109643

  31. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.
    PEAKE, Mervyn. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression of the author's rare first book. "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning into rarities such copies as... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 109937

  32. A Book of Children's Verse.
    GRAY, Millicent Etheldreda (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Mabel & Lilian. A Book of Children's Verse.

    London : [1911]

    First and limited edition, number 37 of 100 numbered copies signed by the illustrator. Millicent Etheldreda Gray (1873-1957) is little known but her charming work here is full of atmosphere; she also illustrated an edition of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 110552

  33. A Child's History of England.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.

    London : 1852-4 [1851-3]

    First editions in book form. Dickens's history of England for children, "intensely anti-aristocratic and anti-monarchical" (ODNB), originally appeared anonymously in Household Words between January 1851 and December 1853, with the volumes published in book-form in the December of those years, post-dated to the following years. In style, subject and... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 111255

  34. Hurray for Peregrine Pig.
    HAUPTMANN, Tatjana. Hurray for Peregrine Pig.

    1980

    First UK edition, originally published as Hurra, Eberhard Wutz ist wieder da! in 1979. No text, story told in pictures. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 18182

  35. Time I Was Dead. Pages from My Autobigraphy.
    ALDIN, Cecil. Time I Was Dead. Pages from My Autobigraphy.

    1934

    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 59 signed by Cecil Aldin. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 44392

  36. Uncle and His Detective.
    MARTIN, J. P. Uncle and His Detective.

    1966

    First edition. The fourth of the Uncle books and one of the scarcer titles, particularly in such nice condition. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 47793

  37. A Little Book of Legends for Children.
    LEGGE, Janie. A Little Book of Legends for Children.

    1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 50737

  38. Not Scarlet But Gold. A Lone Pine Adventure.
    SAVILLE, Malcolm. Not Scarlet But Gold. A Lone Pine Adventure.

    1966

    First edition, first impression. Number 14 in the Lone Pine Adventure series. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 62404

  39. All You've Ever Wanted. And Other Stories.
    AIKEN, Joan. All You've Ever Wanted. And Other Stories.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 67849

  40. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.
    DUVOISIN, Roger. A small archive of Christmas greetings cards and other correspondence.

    Gladstone, NJ : 1970s

    An attractive collection of correspondence from the Swiss-born American writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) and his wife Louise (Loulou) Fatio to their friends, Helen and Max. Roger Duvoisin won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow, written by Alvin Tresselt (D. Lothrop Co., 1947). He and his wife created together the Happy... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 116252

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

    Melbourne, London, Toronto : 1956

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 72239

  42. Rosamund's Castle.
    OXENHAM, Elsie Jeanette. Rosamund's Castle.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression, of the 27th title in the popular Abbey series. The publishing house Collins published the majority of the Abbey series, but Rosamund's Castle is one of only three to be published by The Girls Own Paper Office (G.O.P), a British story paper catered to young girls. Although a popular magazine with some notable contributors,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 80999

  43. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.
    BLATCHFORD, Mary Edgecumbe. The Story of Little Jane and Me. [With] Polly and the Aunt. By the Aunt.

    Boston and New York : 1898 and October 1906

    First editions, both inscribed by the author (the second work being the dedication copy) to Caroline Nelson Russell, "with the author's love" on the first blanks, with "Cambridge, June 9, 1905" in the first work, and "Cambridge, October 6, 1906" in the second work. The Story of Little Jane and Me bears M. E. Blatchford's own bookplate, making this her... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 83337

  44. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

    New York : 1909

    Deluxe American Edition. Limited to 50 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the verso of the half-title. This is a revised edition of the work originally published in 1900 with some new illustrations and others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 86981

  45. Floor Games.
    WELLS, H. G. Floor Games.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression. Written for the author's two sons, Floor Games explores the possibilities of imaginative play, city building, exploration, and war. Rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 90331

  46. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
    MALKUS, Alida Sims. Eastward Sweeps the Current.

    Chicago : 1937

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Julia F. Carter on the half-title verso, "For Miss Julia Carter, with warm appreciation of her kindness. Alida Malkus Cincinnati Nov. 5 1937." 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... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 93380

  47. Sophocles the Hyena.
    MORAN, Jim; Roger Duvoisin (illus.) Sophocles the Hyena.

    New York : 1954

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent, Carlton Cole, "who expertly piloted this book thru perilous publishers shoals and brought it safely into port with crew and cargo intact. This despite hazards on the high seas of book-commerce which would have scuttled any ordinary man. My Thanks, Jim Moran.... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 107018

  48. Soap-Bubble Stories.
    BARRY, Fanny. Soap-Bubble Stories.

    New York : 1892

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 107034

  49. 107331
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1951

    Deluxe edition, number 305 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. "During his last illness... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 107331

  50. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London : [1907]

    Limited edition of 1,130 copies. Unusually, Rackham did not sign this limited edition, as he was out of the country while it was in preparation. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 107351

  51. Rhyme? And Reason?
    CARROLL, Lewis. Rhyme? And Reason?

    London : 1883

    First edition. A remarkable presentation copy inscribed by the author to John Tenniel on the half-title in purple ink: "J. Tenniel, with sincere regards from the Author. Dec. 7/83." Never a close personal friend of the author, Tenniel famously refused further commissions from Dodgson after Through the Looking-Glass, but out of respect Dodgson kept him... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 108890

  52. The Fairy Caravan.
    [POTTER, Beatrix.] HEELIS, Beatrix. The Fairy Caravan.

    Philadelphia : 1929

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 11 of 100 copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £12,000.00

    Stock Code: 109178

  53. The Roly-Poly Pudding.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Roly-Poly Pudding.

    London & New York : 1908

    First edition, second impression, with 1908 on the title page, but the words "All rights reserved" omitted from the foot of the title page. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 109223

  54. Michael Strogoff,
    WYETH, N. C. (illus.); VERNE, Jules. Michael Strogoff,

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first printing, of Wyeth's illustrated version of Verne's tale. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 109348

  55. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.
    WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.

    Boston and New York : 1900

    First illustrated editions, both copies inscribed and signed by Wiggin on the front free endpapers and Penelope's Progress with the title page additionally signed and dated 1901, and an autograph note signed tipped in. Penelope's Progress is inscribed quoting the first sentence of the book: "We have travelled together before, Salemina, Francesca, and... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 110167

  56. Osbert.
    STREATFEILD, Noel. Osbert.

    New York, Chicago & San Francisco : 1950

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "June, you missed typing this which was a good thing as it was heavy work!! but here it is with my love Noel". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Very scarce signed. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 111049

  57. Dream Days.
    GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.

    New York, : 1902

    First US edition of the illustrated edition, variant binding with Dodd Mead copyright, John Lane title page, Dodd Mead spine imprint. First printed in London the same year by John Lane. A sequel to Grahame's Golden Age. Dream Days is best noted for it's inclusion of the story, The Reluctant Dragon, which served as the basis for the 1941 Walt Disney... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 112013

  58. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
    SEUSS, Dr, & Chuck Jones. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

    1966

    Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television - the position occupied by Raymond Briggs's The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany, it was Chuck Jones's inspired direction... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 112736

  59. Poor Cecco.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BIANCO, Margery Williams. Poor Cecco.

    New York : 1925

    First Rackham Edition, predates UK edition. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 18103

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