Children's

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. [The Twilight series:] Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Breaking Dawn.
    MEYER, Stephanie. [The Twilight series:] Twilight; New Moon; Eclipse; Breaking Dawn.

    New York : 2005-08

    All first editions, first printings. Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are signed by Meyer to the title page. Together with a loose photograph of Meyer signing Eclipse and an advance screening invite for New Moon on Broadway. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 50834

  2. Brains & Bravery.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); Brains & Bravery.

    1903

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 49732

  3. The Highfield Mole. Book One The Circle in the Spiral.
    GORDON, Roderick, & Brian Williams. The Highfield Mole. Book One The Circle in the Spiral.

    2005

    First edition, first impression. One of only 500 copies printed. The first book in which has subsequently been retitled the Tunnels series. Signed by Gordon and Williams on the title page and with the added inscription "Schlaak! The pickaxe hit the wall of earth", dated 17th Mole 2005. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 48372

  4. Where the Blue Begins.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); MORLEY, Christopher. Where the Blue Begins.

    London : 1925

    First trade edition, first printing; this copy signed by Rackham on the half-title. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 48525

  5. Clever Bill.
    NICHOLSON, William. Clever Bill.

    London : [1926]

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 48286

  6. The Flying Horse.
    LIECK, Albert. The Flying Horse.

    London : 1920

    First edition, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author to his daughter on the dedication page, expanding on the printed dedication: This book is dedicated to "Sophie Lieck," the child who helped to make it ", and is presented to her by the author". At page 82, the last page of chapter 7, Lieck has carefully transcribed the first stanza of Canto... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 47856

  7. East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

    London : [1914]

    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
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 47331

  8. A Prisoner in Fairyland.
    BLACKWOOD, Algernon. A Prisoner in Fairyland.

    1913

    First edition, first impression. The sequel to The Education of Uncle Paul which was first published in 1909. Blackwood became "Uncle Paul" to children in his own family and those of his friends. He delighted in having the fun of the children without the responsibility. Blackwood was of the opinion that children, like animals, had not lost their instinctive... Learn More
    £140.00

    Stock Code: 47471

  9. Wings and the Child or The Building of Magic Cities.
    NESBIT, E. Wings and the Child or The Building of Magic Cities.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 47485

  10. The Story of the Champions of the Round Table.
    PYLE, Howard. The Story of the Champions of the Round Table.

    New York : 1905

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 45237

  11. The Red Pony.
    STEINBECK, John. The Red Pony.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, one of 699 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by the author, this being number 5. This copy is from the library of Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth, who died in 1992. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 44795

  12. 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

  13. The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.
    COLLODI, Carlo. The Story of a Puppet or the Adventures of Pinocchio.

    1892

    First edition in English. The London and New York editions are from the same sheets and both dated 1892, although the inscription here suggests that the London edition at least was issued the previous year, presumably for the Christmas gift market. First issued in magazine instalments in the Giornale dei bambini (Rome, 7 July 1881 on), Pinocchio was... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 44582

  14. The Vicar of Wakefield.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield.

    Philadelphia : 1929

    First U.S. Rackham Edition. Learn More
    £180.00

    Stock Code: 15069

  15. Where the Blue Begins.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); MORLEY, Christopher. Where the Blue Begins.

    London : [1925]

    First Rackham edition of Morley's whimsical tale of a dog's search for the meaning of life. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 15401

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Bill The Minder.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath. Bill The Minder.

    London : 1912

    Signed limited edition, one of 380 copies, of which this number 167 signed by the artist. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 18290

  19. Peter Puzzlemaker
    CARLSON, George. Peter Puzzlemaker

    New York : 1922

    First Edition. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 18358

  20. A Day in a Child's Life.
    GREENAWAY, Kate. A Day in a Child's Life.

    London : [1881]

    First edition, first issue. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 18991

  21. Le Robinson Suisse.
    WYSS, Johann David. Le Robinson Suisse.

    [Paris] : 1883

    Text in French. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 10598

  22. A Child's Day:
    MARE, Walter de la. A Child's Day:

    London : 1912

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £145.00

    Stock Code: 11879

  23. In Powder and Crinoline.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. In Powder and Crinoline.

    London : [1913]

    Signed limited edition, one of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 14754

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