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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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Harry Potter and the Literary Allusions: J. K. Rowling's influences

"Too Fancy and Ingenious": children's books by adult writers

Video: A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh... 1926–27–28

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  1. 124174comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper in green ink. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 124174

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  2. 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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  3. 112951
    Trade edition, first impression. Riall notes there are two different green cloths used for the binding of the trade edition, either smooth or textured. The cloth on this copy is an emerald-green linen-grain cloth, presumably Riall's "textured" variant. The green dust jacket, which repeats the lettering and pictorial designs... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 112951

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  4. 123915comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Eric Lee, ex journalist, from E. B. White, ex-journalist". E. B. White had an extensive journalistic career, stating that, "I was a journalist first, an author second" (Aronson, p. 76). He published his first article... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 123915

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  5. Every Man's Brother.
    First edition, first impression. A copy inscribed by the author on the title: "To Ken and Mary/ With love- and a low moon from the land of my fathers- Norman/ and Ken, many thanks for all your invaluable help.". For Luigi Barzini, reading Lewis's prose was "like eating cherries". Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 115821

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  6. The Borrowers Afloat.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front of the title page, " Wishing Deborah a very happy christmas-from Mary Norton, November 1959." Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 109597

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  7. 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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  8. 81589
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,850

    Stock Code: 81589

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  9. 61468comp
    Signed limited edition, number 166 of 1030 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 61468

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  10. 120005comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a member of the Charles Skepper House for Sociological Research, accompanied by the last Christmas card sent by Beveridge. In his inscription Beveridge writes: "I am delighted to autograph this book, as I am delighted that any friend should... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 120005

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  11. .

    My Life.

    New York: 2004

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Clinton on the title-page. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114322

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  12. 73135comp
    First edition. Superb biographical essay on the legendary pianist Bud Powell by his friend and Paris protector. Paudras's relationship with the troubled Powell, as portrayed in this book, became the basis for Bernard Tavernier's film Round midnight. The book forms a pair with his archival essay on Charlie Parker,To Bird... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 73135

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    First edition. This copy inscribed on the first blank; "Colonel John Hay with the compliments of the editor, J.F. Loubat, New York, May 31st 1887." Uncommon early yachting memoir, just 10 copies in the US listed on OCLC, and a single copy in Europe in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Loubat was the son of Alphonse... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 63989

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  14. 123804
    Signed limited edition, number 51 of 130 copies signed by the author and illustrator. Mamet's adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale was first performed in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre on 17 May 1982 and was first published in 1983. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 123804

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Treasure Island.
    First edition, first impression, with the following points: "dead man's chest" not capitalised on pages 2 or 7; the first letter of "vain" broken in the last line, page 40; the "a" not present in line 6, page 63; the "8" dropped from the pagination on page 83; the "7" overstamped in the pagination on page 127; the full stop... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 107122

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  18. Quintet: Five American Dance Companies.
    First edition, first printing. The five dance companies featured are the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Eliot Feld Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The front free endpaper is signed by Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Eliot Feld. With four loosely... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 89608

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  19. 108480
    First edition of the Roman Catholic version of the Bible, the Old Testament in a contemporary Douai binding, presentation copy from John Knatchbull, vice-president of the English College at Douai to Lady Joanna Berkeley (1555/6-1616), abbess of the Benedictine Convent of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady, Brussels, with... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 108480

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  20. .
    First edition, first impression, of the second Famous Five adventure, following Five on a Treasure Island (1942). Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 109233

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  21. 118661
    First edition, first printing. This work is generally acknowledged to contain some of Parrish's best illustrations. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118661

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  22. The Cricket on the Green.
    Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to "Aunt Lizzie with the Author's kind love". A humorous account of the Inter-Parochial Cup featuring the match between the villages of Whizzingham and HurrycumUp. Ernest William Hornung (1866-1921) was born in Yorkshire, and attended Uppingham School, leaving... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 98071

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  23. 119892
    This image appears in the original animation of Alice in Wonderland at the 1:12:00 mark. The background is marked "2069 Seq. 12.0 Sc 8.1" in the right margin. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 119892

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  24. 122790
    First edition; a variant red cloth binding was also issued without known priority. Eleanor Vere Boyle 1825-1916 was one of the most notable female illustrators of the 19th century. The illustrations to the book clearly demonstrate the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on her artwork. A scarce book. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 122790

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  25. 117263
    First Cayley Robinson edition, first impression, of Maeterlinck's "fairy play" the Blue Bird, a stunning copy in the gilt-decorated cloth. The first impression of this beautiful illustrated edition is scarce, especially in such condition. Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862-1927) was a member of the New English Art Club and... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 117263

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  26. The Fairy Picture Album.
    First edition of this very scarce collection of chromolithographs: unrecorded by Copac, OCLC locating only the copy at Princeton (apparently containing just 38 plates); although we have located a copy at the University of Virginia Library ("This is no ordinary scrapbook album; this is an album of vibrant illustrations").... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 114545

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  27. A Road to Fairyland.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love, was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 108358

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  28. Twinkle's Enchantment.
    First edition, first printing. Part of a six volume series of short fairy tales L. Frank Baum wrote using the pseudonym Laura Bancroft. Learn More
    £700

    Stock Code: 95673

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  29. 122526
    First edition, first impression. This was Roald Dahl's final work written for children, published posthumously. Minpin was the nickname Dahl used for his daughter, Ophelia. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 122526

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  30. 111745comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author together with an original drawing on the verso of the original front free endpaper, "For Daisie Ford Wright with kindest regards Dr. Seuss". An alphabet book which picks up after the letter Z. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 111745

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  31. 123254
    First revised edition, first impression, of Rackham's illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, containing drawings not found in earlier editions. Rackham's illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends was originally published in 1898 but Rackham chose to expand the work and redraw the illustrations so that "greater... Learn More
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 123254

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  32. 123239comp
    Signed limited edition, number 114 of 570 copies signed by the artist, of which 550 were for sale. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 123239

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  33. 116315
    First edition thus. Gregg shorthand, a form of stenography using loose elliptical figures, was invented by John Robert Gregg in the late nineteenth century. Gregg's niece, Georgie Gregg, provided the shorthand plates for this edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which is reproduced in full and interspersed... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 116315

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  34. The Cat in the Hat.
    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 96104

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  35. 122649comp
    First Kauffer edition, signed limited issue, number 30 of 35 copies signed by Kauffer, printed on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper, and bound in quarter morocco, aside from 500 numbered copies unsigned on normal paper and bound in cloth. This deluxe signed issue is rare, with only two copies recorded at auction in the past... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 122649

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  36. 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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  37. New Shoes.
    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With much love, the last of our combined operations, Noel 1960". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 111012

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  38. 122880
    First trade edition, first impression. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 122880

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  39. Exiles.
    Second English and first Egoist Press edition of Joyce's only play. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "James Joyce Paris 2 January 1927". This copy is of the first issue, one of 500 copies in green cloth, the remainder sheets of the entire edition of 1,000 copies being sold to... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 63950

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  40. L'Issue.
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Beckett on the first blank, "to Dick Seaver with love from Sam, Paris, May 69", from an edition of 154 copies signed by Arikha on each engraving, this being one of just 15 numbered in roman. Seaver was a writer and translator and Beckett's editor at the Grove... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 40336

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  41. 112308
    Tenth impression, second deluxe edition. 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 compose the verse "Vespers", a gently ironic take on the innocence of childhood intended for an adult readership, which... Learn More
    £950

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  42. 122807comp
    Special signed limited edition, 9 of 60 copies numbered and signed by the artist in pale green ink on the front pastedown. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 122807

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  43. When We Were Very Young.
    First deluxe issue (seventh edition overall). The first of the books to be bound in deluxe leather by Methuen, this is an extremely rare edition. No deluxe edition was planned when the book was originally published; it was only later, when Winnie-the-Pooh appeared, that Methuen decided to publish deluxe editions of all the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 98027

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  44. 122613
    The first edition containing Dulac's illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen was originally published in 1911. Although the page-size of this later edition is smaller, the illustrations are reproduced at their original sizes. The collection comprises six stories: "The Snow Queen", "The Swineherd", "The Nightingale", "The... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122613

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  45. 122195comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Doris from Stella. Christmas 1935. 'I have only picked two flowers before, and they both died. I'm sure I don't know why.' Kob" - Kob is the protagonist in this, Gibbons's only book for children. Tipped to the dedication... Learn More
    £1,950

    Stock Code: 122195

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  46. 121508
    First Random House edition. Originally published as an illustrated catalogue for an exhibition of Dr. Seuss's works at the San Diego Museum of Art. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 121508

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  47. 118363comp
    First edition thus, first impression. Elaborately inscribed by Peter Beard, with original ink drawings and his hand print, on the front free endpaper and inner wrapper: "To Larry with inestimables sic from Lake Rudolf and beyond hurry over. We wish you all Best Wishes as ever, Peter Beard". Additionally inscribed with a... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 118363

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  48. Peter Beard, Art Edition, No. 251-2500.
    Limited to 2,250 individually numbered copies, each signed by Peter Beard. This copy with an additional illustration in black ink by Beard on the limitation page and inscribed "Montauk Pt. L. 1." Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 64943

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  49. 121496
    "Literary" edition, later impression, with the marginal illustrations of a dung beetle at pp. 65, 337 & 457 corrected to show the beetle rolling his load with his back not front legs. Jock of the Bushveld was first published in 1907 in this literary edition, followed by School and Prize editions in 1908, and a Dutch edition... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 121496

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  50. 98700
    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

    Stock Code: 98700

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  51. 117929comp
    True first edition, copy number 1 of 225 copies on handmade paper signed by Ruskaja, this copy specially bound and additionally inscribed on the first blank, "A Benito Mussolini, ommagio di devozione e di infinita ammirazione, Jia Ruskaja, 11 Julio 1927, Roma". La danza come un modo di essere was republished the following... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 117929

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  52. Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes.
    First edition, first impression. This compilation of rhymes was a sequel of sorts to Appley Dapply, and was the last book of the series issued in the small format. Beatrix Potter used earlier paintings of her neighbour's guinea pigs which were recopied for this book. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 109201

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  53. The Tailor of Gloucester.
    First trade edition, first impression, with a single-page pictorial endpaper occurring four times, which was replaced with doublepage endpapers in later impressions. Eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the privately-printed edition and 16 are entirely new for this edition. This trade edition was published in October... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109247

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  54. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.
    First edition, deluxe issue. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 109494

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  55. 118413comp
    First edition, first printing. Uncommonly signed by the author and illustrator. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 118413

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    Shrek!

    New York: 1990

    First edition, first printing, of the source book for one of the most popular films of recent decades. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 115966

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  57. 121714
    First edition, first impression, of the third book in the Famous Five series. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 121714

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  58. 119933comp
    First edition, presentation copy of this "notable travel account" (ODNB), inscribed to "George Augustus Sala, with Isabel Burton's kindest complements - 21 Jun 1879" to the half-title, with Sala's ownership inscription directly below. Sala (1828-1895) was one of the leading literary figures in England during the second half... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 119933

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  59. 107027
    First edition, first printing. The winner of the 1939 Caldecott Honor, this is a delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 107027

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  60. The Changing Sky.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Ken & Mary with love from Norman". Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 115873

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