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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. One Wide River To Cross.
    (EMBERLEY, Ed.) EMBERLEY, Barbara. One Wide River To Cross.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1966

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy with an original illustration of an ark in pencil on the verso of front endpaper, "For Mary for "the Old lady" Ed Emberley Ipswich Spring 1967." The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children's librarian for more than 50 years, spending her last 30 years co-ordinating Children's Library Services for... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 100911

  2. "He gave Jenny a light pat on the head."
    NEILL, John R. "He gave Jenny a light pat on the head."

    [c.1940]

    Original ink and pencil preliminary drawing of Jack Pumpkinhead and Jenny Jump for p. 160 of The Wonder City of Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1940), the first Oz book written and illustrated by John R. Neill. With chapter reference in pencil along lower margin and caption in pencil on the verso. Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 100929

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. A Hole Is To Dig.
    (SENDAK, Maurice.) KRAUSS, Ruth. A Hole Is To Dig.

    New York : 1952

    First edition, first issue, lacking "grr" on page 23. A hard Sendak title to find in the first state. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 100635

  6. 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

  7. 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. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 100680

  8. The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo.
    BLUME, Judy. The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo.

    Chicago : 1969

    First edition, first printing. Judy Blume's first book. In 1996 Blume was awarded the Margaret Edwards award from the American Library Association for her contribution to writing for teens. Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 100696

  9. See What I Am.
    DUVOISIN, Roger. See What I Am.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, together with a small drawing of a cat: "To Helen and Max from Roger and from the real Max with love." 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... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 100549

  10. All Dogs Go To Heaven.
    BROWN, Beth. All Dogs Go To Heaven.

    New York : 1943

    First edition, first printing. Most likely the basis for the 1989 animated film of same title. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 100574

  11. 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

  12. The Tale of Pigling Bland.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Pigling Bland.

    London : 1913

    First edition (the first two printings are identical). Extremely scarce in the jacket with just three copies appearing at auction since 1975. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 100374

  13. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
    SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Dr. Seuss on verso of the front free endpaper, "for Terry Caywood-Best Wishes Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 99818

  14. The Wonderful City of Oz.
    (BAUM, L. Frank.) John R. Neill. The Wonderful City of Oz.

    Chicago : 1940

    First edition, first printing, first state. The first John Neill authored Oz title. Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 99834

  15. 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

  16. The Dolls' Christmas.
    TUDOR, Tasha. The Dolls' Christmas.

    New York : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 99849

  17. The Silver Princess in Oz.
    (BAUM, L. Frank.) Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Silver Princess in Oz.

    Chicago : 1938

    First edition, first printing, first state "A" binding with spine illustration of Handy Mandy's face. The 31st Oz book, one of the works. Scarce in such good condition. Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 99736

  18. Rhyme Stew.
    DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Sonia, love, Roald Dahl". A quirky collection of poetry. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 99770

  19. The Iron Man. A Story in Five Nights.
    HUGHES, Ted. The Iron Man. A Story in Five Nights.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first impression. 6000 copies printed according to the Sagar & Tabor bibliography. The majority we have seen have come from school libraries and this title is probably the scarcest of Hughes trade editions. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 99583

  20. The Silver Princess in Oz.
    (BAUM, L. Frank.) Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Silver Princess in Oz.

    Chicago : 1938

    First edition, first printing, variant A binding with spine illustration of Handy Mandy's face. The 31st Oz book. Scarce in such good condition. Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 99603

  21. Snow Before Christmas.
    TUDOR, Tasha. Snow Before Christmas.

    New York : 1941

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 99286

  22. Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose.
    SEUSS, Dr. Thidwick. The Big-Hearted Moose.

    New York : 1948

    Early printing. Inscribed by the author at the bottom of the dedication page "For the Hessels with best wishes Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 98906

  23. The Wizard of Oz Waddle Book.
    BAUM, L. Frank. The Wizard of Oz Waddle Book.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first state, with publisher's imprint to the spine. A most unusual toy book; the reader was invited to take the die-cut figures and assemble them into three dimensional models which, when placed on the provided sloping runway, would move or "waddle" down on their own. A very scarce Oz title, this is one of very few known copies containing... Learn More
    £13,000.00

    Stock Code: 98934

  24. 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

  25. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
    DAHL, Roald. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. With the author's signed inscription to the verso of the half-title. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 99107

  26. Tinker and Tanker.
    SCARRY, Richard. Tinker and Tanker.

    Garden City, NY : 1960

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 98722

  27. 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

  28. Flat Stanley.
    BROWN, Jeff. Flat Stanley.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing. The popular story which has inspired classrooms around the world to do the "Flat Stanley Project", which consists of making a Flat Stanley and sending him on a trip to an exchange family. A scarce children's book title. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 98700

  29. 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

  30. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories.

    London : 1992

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1886. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98367

  31. 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

  32. The Hardy Boys
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Hardy Boys

    New York : 1927-37.

    Early printings and states of the first 12 Hardy Boys titles. Many copies "A printing" variants. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 97996

  33. The Ugly Duckling.
    DISNEY, Walt (prod.); BROWN, Margaret Wise. The Ugly Duckling.

    Boston : 1939

    First edition, first printing. A fantastic group of original Disney Studio celluloids. Due to accurate representations being distorted with some license holders, Disney decided that in-house illustrators were their best option in accurate representations of their characters, which resulted in stories such as this one having its illustrations as celluloid... Learn More
    £5,550.00

    Stock Code: 98003

  34. The Happy Lion's Rabbits.
    (DUVOISIN, Roger.) 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

  35. The City Under the Back Steps.
    LAMPMAN, Evelyn Sibley; VALINTCOURT, Honoré (illus.) The City Under the Back Steps.

    Garden City, NY : 1960

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Alice, Jane and David who are going to live in the house with a city under the back steps. With best wishes from Ruth Smith. And additional good wishes from Evelyn Sibley Lampman, 1972." A source book for the film Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 98037

  36. Little.com.
    STEADMAN, Ralph. Little.com.

    London : 2000

    First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition, number 262 of 400 specially bound copies signed by the artist on the half-title, of which 300 were numbered for sale and 100 were reserved for the artist. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98043

  37. Many Moons.
    THURBER, James. Many Moons.

    New York : 1943

    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
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 97530

  38. Rip Van Winkle.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    First Rackham edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title "R. F. Starkie from Arthur Rackham 9 Oct 05." This is a family presentation: Rackham was married to Edyth Starkie, of an extended and notable Irish family. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 97541

  39. Picnic with Piggins.
    YOLEN, Jane; DYER, Jane (illus.) Picnic with Piggins.

    San Diego : 1988

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Barbara. Pig out, kid! Love ya! Jane. Jane Yolen, 1988." The second title in Yolen and Dyer's series about Piggins, the porcine puzzle-solver. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 96989

  40. Nadia the Willful.
    ALEXANDER, Sue; BLOOM, Lloyd (illus.) Nadia the Willful.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author to Barbara Karlin, the author and reviewer of children's books: "For Barbara Karlin, my heart book to my heart friend. With love, Sue Alexander, May 1983." With Karlin's bookplate to rear panel of dust jacket. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 96998

  41. Number The Stars.
    LOWRY, Lois. Number The Stars.

    Boston : 1989

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal. A touching story about the Danish Resistance. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 97028

  42. 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

  43. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
    STEIG, William. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 96726

  44. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
    MacDONALD, Betty. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

    Philadelphia : 1947

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For John Charles Gregory III, Love Betty MacDonald." The first title in the series about a woman who lives in an upside down house, who has a magic chest full of cures for the bad habits of the children who live in her neighbourhood. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 96822

  45. The Night-Watchmen.
    CRESSWELL, Helen. The Night-Watchmen.

    London : 1969

    First edition, first printing. A young adult mystery novel. This title was awarded in 1989 the Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association, recognising it as the best children's book published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 95995

  46. When We Were Very Young.
    MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.

    London : July 1925

    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. When We Were Very Young was first published on 6 November 1924. Copies of the seventh and tenth impressions were later issued in deluxe bindings. Milne had no particular ambition to write for children, but in 1922 a glimpse of his two-year-old son Christopher being taught to pray by his nanny inspired him to... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 96008

  47. A Single Shard.
    PARK, Linda Sue. A Single Shard.

    New York : 2001

    First edition, first printing. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. This copy with the Caldecott and Newbery Awards banquet program and the acceptances speeches on cassette tape. A young adult novel set in 12th century Korea. A scarce title in the Newbery collecting field. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 96016

  48. Linsey Woolsey.
    TUDOR, Tasha. Linsey Woolsey.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing. Part of the Calico series, this title tells the charming tale of a little lamb. Written about actual happening on the author's farm. Tudor's illustrations capture the ideal American country lifestyle. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 96057

  49. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now.
    SEUSS, Dr. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 95776

  50. Addie Meets Max.
    ROBINS, Joan. Addie Meets Max.

    New York : 1985

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, to the now late, Barbara Karlin, fellow children's author and L. A. and New York Times book reviewer, "To Barbara, a wonderful friend of books and to me. With love Joan." Also laid in is a letter from the author speaking of their last meeting and purpose of sending this... Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 95786

  51. Number The Stars.
    LOWRY, Lois. Number The Stars.

    Boston : 1989

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Lowry to M. M. Kimmel on the title page, "For Maggie, with thanks once again, Lois Lowry '95." Margaret Mary Kimmel is a professor emerita in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on many important library councils including, the Carnegie 100 (an advisory... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 95803

  52. 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

  53. Nighty-Nightmare.
    HOWE, James. Nighty-Nightmare.

    New York : 1987

    First edition, first printing. A sequel to Bunnicula told from a dog's point of view. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 95855

  54. Ralph S. Mouse.
    CLEARY, Beverly. Ralph S. Mouse.

    New York : 1982

    First edition, first printing. Sequel to the popular The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 95856

  55. Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke.
    BROWN, Michael. Santa Mouse Meets Marmaduke.

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing. A sequel to Santa Mouse. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 95948

  56. The Midwife's Apprentice.
    CUSHMAN, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice.

    New York : 1995

    First edition, first printing. The 1996 Newbery Award Medal winner. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 95982

  57. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children; Hollow City; Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children The Graphic Novel.
    RIGGS, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children; Hollow City; Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children The Graphic Novel.

    Philadelphia : 2011-14

    All first editions, first printings. Miss Peregrine and Hollow City are signed by Riggs to the title page, the Graphic novel signed on the front free endpaper. Together with a loose photographs of Riggs signing the titles. A young adult novel creatively crafted around the use of vernacular photographs. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 95602

  58. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
    MacDONALD, Betty. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

    Philadelphia : 1947

    First edition, first printing. The first title in the series about a woman who lives in an upside down house, who has a magic chest full of cures for the bad habits of the children who live in her neighbourhood. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 95610

  59. Ginger Pye.
    ESTES, Eleanor. Ginger Pye.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing. The 1952 Newbery Medal winner for excellence in American children's literature. A heart warming story of two children and the puppy they love. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 95720

  60. The Monkey Moo Book: Tails Which Fit Little Children.
    HILL, Leonard. The Monkey Moo Book: Tails Which Fit Little Children.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. Sir Leonard Hill (1866-1952) was an innovative British physiologist, a talented painter, and writer of children's fairytales. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 94578

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