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MILHOUSE, Katherine. The Egg Tree.
New York : 1950First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. 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 Library Work with Children and Young People... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 93163
(GRAY, Millicent Etheldreda.) QUILLER-COUCH, Mabel & Lilian. A Book of Children's Verse.
London : 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
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 1906First 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
(BAUM, L. Frank.) Ruth Plumly Thompson. The Silver Princess in Oz.
Chicago : 1938First 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
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1951Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This is 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
[POTTER, Beatrix.] Plays based on the stories of Beatrix Potter.
London : 1930-62WILLIAMS, E. Harcourt. The Tailor of Gloucester: A play from the story by Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1930 & c. 1933.
3 works, octavo. Original buff wrappers, titles and vignette to covers in green.
First edition: A fine copy. Later issues: wrappers a little creased, nicked and spotted.
One copy of the first edition (no... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
STREATFEILD, Noel. A Vicarage Family; Away from the Vicarage; Beyond the Vicarage.
London : 1963, 1965, 1971First editions, first impressions, presentation copies to Streatfield's amanuensis and proof-reader June Allen, inscribed by the author in each work: A Vicarage Family, "For June with love Noel 1963"; Away from the Vicarage, "For June, Thank you for your hard work, love, Noel 1965"; Beyond the Vicarage, "To June with love Noel 1971". It is very unusual... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 111041
MALKUS, Alida Sims. Eastward Sweeps the Current.
Chicago : 1937First 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
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
New York : 1909Deluxe 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
FINLAY, Winifred. The Castle and the Cave. [With the original artwork for the dust jacket by John S. Goodhall].
London : 1960First 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
(NIELSEN, Kay.) [ASBJØRNSEN, Peter Christen, & Jørgen I. Moe.] East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
London : First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the illustrator on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Miss Bernadine Murphy with my kindest regards, Kay Nielsen, April 1947". Loosely inserted is a one-page autograph letter signed by Nielsen to the book's owner and dated October 10, 1948. Nielsen thanks Murphy for what seems to have been her attempt... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 79481
PARIN D'AULAIRE, Ingri and Edgar. Leif The Lucky.
Garden City, : 1941First edition, first printing. Laid in is a hand written letter on the authors' stationery to Miss Julia Carter thanking her for her hospitality when they visited her in Cincinnati. 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 Library... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 93510
DE ANGELI, Marguerite. The Door In The Wall.
Garden City, New York : 1949First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, 'For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.' Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 89564
DAHL, Roald. The Gremlins.
New York : 1943First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have invented them, though they had... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88956
(MILNE, A. A., & E. H. Shepard.) Catalogue of The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection of Pat McInally. [Collectors Edition]
London : 2011Signed limited edition, deluxe format, one of 100 copies numbered and signed by the collector and American football legend, Pat McInally. Catalogue to accompany the exhibition and sale of the most comprehensive collection of Winnie-the-Pooh books and artwork ever assembled. Including more than one hundred items gathered together over twenty years by... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 71749
(DULAC, Edmund.) CRARY, Mary. The Daughters of the Stars.
London : 1939Signed limited edition, number 424 of 500 copies signed by both author and illustrator. "Publication of this book encountered delays and difficulties because of the outbreak of World War II. Since paper and workmen were fast being commandeered by the British government, the book was rushed into print despite the fact that only two Dulac illustrations... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 102148
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) FORD, Julia Ellsworth. Imagina.
New York : 1914First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her son on the half-title, "To my son Hobart Ford, with love from his mother. Julia Ellsworth Ford. 1914". Ford has later inscribed the book on p. i beneath the list of her published works with details of her 1919 book, Snickerty Nick, which Rackham also illustrated. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111457
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... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 111255
STREATFEILD, Noel. Isprinsessa [and] Cirkusen Kommer.
Malmo : 1954 and 1955First Swedish editions, Cirkusen Kommer inscribed on the title page by the author in mock-Swedish, "mist a liddle bit of reading yes? Love Noel. 1955". This book comes from the library of June Allen, Streatfeild's amanuensis and proof-reader - a nice association. Isprinsessa was first published as White Boots in 1951, and Cirkusen Kommer as The Circus... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 111008
LATHROP, Dorothy. Puppies for Keeps.
New York : 1943First 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 Library Work with Children... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 92611
STREATFEILD, Noel. Osbert.
New York, Chicago & San Francisco : 1950First 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
POTTER, Beatrix. Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.
London : First edition, first impression, rare in the jacket. One of the last letters Potter wrote to Norman Warne was about this book, but the project was laid aside with his death. Fruing Warne was pressing Potter for another book, and this compilation, rather than an original work, was agreed upon. The frontispiece was initially prepared for Hildesheimer... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 109206
BLACKMORE, Richard Doddridge. Fringilla, some tales in verse.
Cleveland : 1895First edition, together with the first US edition, limited issue (number 472 of 600 copies). With the ownership signature of James Warren English (1837-1925) to the front pastedown of the London edition; he was mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1881-83. An interesting pair of this work by the author of Lorna Doone, showing the contrasting treatment given to... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 104558
POTTER, Beatrix. Sister Anne.
Philadelphia : 1932First edition, first issue. With the frontispiece incorrectly published opposite p. 7, rather than than title page. A Fairy Caravan offshoot, this is Potter's version of the tale of Bluebeard. It was withdrawn from The Fairy Caravan due to its length, and Potter now offered it to McKay as a story on its own. Due to her age and poor eyesight, Potter... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 109193
(EMBERLEY, Ed.) EMBERLEY, Barbara. One Wide River To Cross.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1966First 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