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  1. Puppies for Keeps.
    First edition, first printing. Bookplate of Julia F. Carter to front pastedown. With a collection of 4 christmas cards/notes from the author to Julia F. Carter. 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 Division of... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 92611

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  2. 1
    First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich,... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 92657

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  3. Over in the Meadow.
    First edition, first printing. Picture book of the folk counting song. The same pair won the Caldecott for their book "A Frog Went A-Courting." Rojankovsky is better known for his illustrated works in the Little Golden Book series. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 92717

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  4. The Shy Little Kitten.
    First edition, first printing, An early title in the series and one of the most popular still today. The Little Golden Books, which sold for 25, were published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Artist and Writers Guild, Inc. headed by Georges Duplaix, who had the original idea for the series. Dr. Mary Reed, a... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 92754

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  5. A Book of Bunnies.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author to lower front of the title page, "Hand coloured by Grace F. Hawes". Each page features a delightful bunny illustration followed by a verse. A very scarce title with only one showing on OCLC at the Cotsen Library of Princeton. The Cotsen Library notes that, "The illustrations,... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 92916

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  6. Igloo.
    First edition, first printing. A story of "Iggie", a little fox terrier who belonged to Rear Admiral Byrd. Iggie traveled with Admiral Byrd on his expeditions to the North and South Poles as well as being a dog who was presented to the president of the United States. Captured in drawing by famous dog artist Diana Thorne.... Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 92955

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  7. Mr. Pupsy.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To my good friends, Mary Ann and Barbara jane with Love from Mildred C. Luckhardt." Story about a stray Cocker Spaniel puppy. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 92959

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  8. Little Toot on the Thames.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page," Best wishes Hardie Gramatky". Second title in the Little Toot series. This time the fun loving and mischievous little tug boat finds himself far from home across the Atlantic hanging out with the stoic boats of the Thames. Little Toot was featured... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 92970

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  9. The Little Horse Bus.
    First edition, first impression. A children's story which serves as a sequel to Greene's The Little Fire Engine. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 93128

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  10. 93160
    A very handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 93160

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  11. Chorliederbuch für die Wehrmacht.
    Nazi-period armed forces song-book, first published 1937, this issue most likely 1945. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Peter Emil Króyer, né Krøyer-Kielberg, son of the Danish-born industrialist and philanthropist Ferdinand Michael Krøyer Kielberg, later Sir Michael, who settled in England in 1926. Peter was... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 93223

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  12. The Bad Island.
    First edition, first printing. An uncommon Steig title which was later reprinted as the Rotten Island. Picture book of extraordinary creatures living on a volcanic island. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 93250

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  13. 93433
    First separate edition in French of three of Hume's Four Dissertations, first published in English in 1757: The Natural History of Religion, Of the Passions, Of Tragedy, and Of the Standard of Taste, translated into French by Johann Bernhard Merian. The volume was originally issued as volume four of Schneider's Oeuvres philosophiques... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 93433

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  14. Science economique des manufactures.
    First edition of Isoard's French translation of On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93461

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  15. La France Agricole et Marchande.
    First edition of this economic utopia. Published anonymously, as were many of Goyon de la Plombanie's works. Foreshadowing the effects of increased production on society, the results of industrialisation, urban migration and overcrowding, he proposed the use of cartography to document natural borders and indicate ownership... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 93463

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  16. The Geographical, Natural and Civil History of Chili.
    Originally published in Italian as two separate works, Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chili, Bologna, 1782, and Saggio sulla storia civile del Chili, Bologna, 1787, this first UK edition "Apparently a copy of the American edition of 1808, with a few alterations and some additions, but without any acknowledgement of the... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 93577

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  17. Chess the Hard Way!
    First edition, with the scarce and striking jacket, of this analytical recounting of the chess games of Canadian-born chess champion D. A. Yanofsky (1925-2000), who in 1939, at just 14 years old, played sensationally for Canada at the Buenos Aires Olympiad, gaining the highest score on second board. He won the British Championship... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 93871

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  18. Travels in South America, during the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804;
    First British edition of a full English translation, originally published Paris, 1806, with a US translation and a British abridged translation offered in the same year. Relatively uncommon, just 5 copies on COPAC, "This is an important account of Venezuela, giving a description of the country and people, and also accounts... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 93989

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  19. Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835-1839.
    First German language edition of the German-British naturalist, surveyor and explorer's account of his important expedition to the new colony of British Guiana, published the year following the first English edition. Schomburgk surveyed the coast and the Essequibo, Courantyne, Demerara, and Berbice rivers, incidentally discovering... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 94064

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  20. 94082
    First edition in French, first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although "replete with plagiarised text... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 94082

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  21. The Package. A Mystery.
    First edition, first printing of the renowned performance artist's first book. "One day my five-year-old sister asked, 'Laurie, which of us is dreaming?' This is what The Package is about" (jacket blurb). A mystery story for children in pictures alone in which "a painting can be walked into and an architectural blueprint... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 94390

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  22. Histoire de l'œil.
    The "Burgos" clandestine edition, the third and last edition of the Story of the Eye to be published during Bataille's lifetime and under his pseudonym of Lord Auch. Published in 1951, in a limited edition of 2,000 copies, although the imprint states that it was published in 1941, in a limited edition of 500 copies reserved... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 94460

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  23. The British Dominions in North America;
    First edition of this major early work on the history and development of Canada. Joseph Bouchette (1774-1841) was a Canadian militia officer and loyalist who qualified as a surveyor in early 1791. He initially gained fame in 1815 by publishing an extensive map and catalogue of Canada. This was an early synthesis of information... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 94515

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  24. The Monkey Moo Book: Tails Which Fit Little Children.
    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

    Stock Code: 94578

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  25. Hymns and Fragments,
    Attractively bound and richly gilt copy of this collection of Christian poetry. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 94717

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  26. Foch Talks.
    First edition in English, first impression. A portrait of Marshal Foch by his aide-de-camp, which was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title En écoutant le maréchal Foch. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 95003

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  27. Foch Talks.
    First edition in English, first impression. A portrait of Marshal Foch by his aide-de-camp, which was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title En écoutant le maréchal Foch. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 95084

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  28. Lancer at Large.
    First edition, first impression of this memoir of the author's travels in India. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 95095

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  29. Lancer at Large.
    First edition, first impression of this memoir of the author's travels in India. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 95097

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  30. i1
    Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95258

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    First edition of this "an agreeable confection of biographical and bibliographical gossip" compiled by the somewhat eccentric Shepherd; "a heavy drinker who lived for many years at the Bald-faced Stag, an inn in Putney. A vivid impression of him is given by W. Partington, who described him as: a tall angular man, often shabbily... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95259

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  32. The Campaigns of Hannibal:
    First edition. Uncommon and interesting account, just seven locations on Copac. Carefully compiled account of the "operations in which Hannibal was personally engaged", drawn from the "best ancient and modern historians and essayists, including Livy, Polybius, Sir Walter Raleigh, Niebuhr, Arnold, Guiscard, and Vaudancourt"... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 95270

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  33. War Horse.
    First edition, first impression. Scarce first edition of the author's celebrated novel, which was adapted into a hugely successful play and a Steven Spielberg film. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 95367

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  34. The Command is Forward.
    First edition, first printing. Collected stories from the front lines of the First World War by medical corps private Alexander Woollcott, who had been a journalist and critic with the New York Times before volunteering for service war, and was one of a number of professional journalists selected by the American Expeditionary... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 95451

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  35. Fragments of Politics and History. Translated from the French.
    First and only edition in English of a miscellaneous and wide-ranging collection of articles and short essays by the French dramatist and writer Louis Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814), best remembered for his utopian fiction L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais, translated into English as Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 95575

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  36. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
    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

    Stock Code: 95610

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  37. Funny, Funny Lyle.
    First edition, first printing. Lyle is the most charming crocodile there ever was, this being a further tale in the Lyle Lyle Crocodile series. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 95653

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  38. Reflections on the Present State of British India.
    First and only edition. Uncommon, just ten copies on Copac. A contribution to the debate on the governance of India, from which the arch-opponent of the EIC, and promoter of colonial self-rule, James Silk Buckingham extracted two whole chapters for publication in his journal The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature,... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 95661

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  39. Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 95776

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  40. Tucker's Countryside.
    First edition, first printing. A Chester Cricket adventure. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 95805

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  41. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
    First edition, first printing. First in the series of five novels continuing the story of four young girls who acquire a pair of jeans that fit all four of them perfectly, even though they are all different shapes and sizes. Basis for the 2005 film. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 95846

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    First edition, first printing. A sequel to Bunnicula told from a dog's point of view. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 95855

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  43. Ralph S. Mouse.
    First edition, first printing. Sequel to the popular The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 95856

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  44. The River War.
    First one-volume edition, the second overall following the two-volume first edition of October 1899, this one of only 1,003 copies (as such a more scarce edition than the first) published on 15 October 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the khalifa... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 95957

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  45. The Night-Watchmen.
    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

    Stock Code: 95995

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  46. When We Were Very Young.
    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... Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 96008

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  47. 1
    First edition, first printing. Contributors include Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, John Armstrong, John Bigge, Edward Burra by Douglas Cooper, Tristram Hiller, Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Wells Coates and Colin Lucas. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 96499

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  48. Tennis Shoes.
    First edition, first printing. The second book in the popular "Shoe Series", which started with Ballet Shoes. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 96580

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  49. .
    First edition, first printing. Picture book featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 96586

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  50. i1
    First edition. An early work by the French Enlightenment economist François Quesnay (1694-1774), intellectual leader of the physiocrats, the first systematic school of political economy. He is best known for his important Tableau économique (1758). Quesnay originally trained as a physician and, at the time of publication... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96589

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  51. Attractive personal photograph album of a voyage to Jamaica, Montego Bay.
    Attractive sequence of well-taken photographs chronicling a pleasure trip out to Jamaica on-board Elders & Fyffe's S.S. Camito, a passenger-carrying banana boat. First images show shipboard life, deck tennis, quoits, and boat drills; a sequence of four pictures covers passage through the Panama canal; which is followed by... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 96646

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  52. The American Commonwealth.
    First edition. James Bryce, Viscount Bryce (1838-1922), jurist, historian, and politician. A classic work on the United States that discusses the political structure of American society, its legal system, and its people with an analysis that is both broad and in-depth. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 96670

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  53. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
    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

    Stock Code: 96822

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  54. The Coming of the Great Queen,
    First edition. Attractive and authoritative contemporary account, the Army and Navy Gazette considered that the "chapters on "The Commerce of Burma" on "Dacoity", and on "The Native Races of Indo-China" are of great and permanent value", while the Saturday Review thought that the story of the Third Anglo-Burma War "by river... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 96838

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    "Hand-Made Edition". Deluxe limited edition, number 140 of 150 sets only. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 96878

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    First edition. Economie et Intérêt is Allais's second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 96946

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  57. The Seashore Noisy Book.
    Early printing. Part of Margaret Wise Brown's popular Noisy book series. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 97022

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  58. Christmas In the Stable.
    First edition, first US printing. An obscure picture book by the creator of Pippi Longstocking. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 97116

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  59. Practical Chess Exercises;
    First edition. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks, produced several original works. His Practical Chess Grammar was published in 1817 and went through several editions, including a German translation published in Leipzig in 1821. Scarce... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 97328

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    First edition of McCulloch's defence of primogeniture and entails, as reworked from one of the Notes and Dissertations contained in his edition of Wealth of Nations, and briefly outlined in an article for the Edinburgh Review), which is now "for the first time, laid before the reader in a systematic form; with illustrations,... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 97356

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