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KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.
London : 1863First edition, first issue, with the "L'Envoi" leaf: "Kingsley had second thoughts about this while the book was being printed, and he had the leaf removed, but not before a few hundred copies of the book had already gone forth" (Gottlieb, Early Children's Books and Their Illustration, 113). Kingsley's book initiated the first golden age of children's... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120414
RACKHAM, Arthur. Original watercolour from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens:
London : 1906Signed and dated by Rackham, this original watercolour features the scene where Peter steers his little nest-ship, built for him by the thrushes, into Kensington Gardens. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned the publication, in collaboration with... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 138694
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
London : 1907Fourth impression, in a publisher's deluxe binding not noted by Latimore and Haskell or Riall, though it appears to be the binding described as "rough Persian" advertised by Hodder & Stoughton in the trade press in time for Christmas 1907. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112932
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verses.
London : 1885First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. From the library of the bibliographer of Dickens and Trollope, Walter E. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 109762
STEVENSON, Robert Louis. A Child's Garden of Verse.
London : 1885First edition, one of 1,000 copies published. From the library of English literary journalist and author Charles Whibley whose half-brother Fred had a curious link to Stevenson. A copra trader in Tuvalu, he married a local woman called Meri Matavaka. Meri's previous avaga (married one) had been Jack Buckland, whom Stevenson acknowledges as the inspiration... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122615