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  1. Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from the Original Sources.
    (AESOP.) JAMES, Thomas. Aesop's Fables: A New Version, Chiefly from the Original Sources.

    London : 1848

    A handsomely bound copy, with the pleasant embellishment of gauffered edges, of the first edition of Reverend Thomas James's translation of Aesop, with illustrations by John Tenniel. Best-known for his illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), Tenniel obtained that role as a result of this work.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137516

  2. Children's board game.
    (AKASHI, Akako, illus.) Children's board game.

    Tokyo : Meiji 44 [1911]

    First edition of this children's board game ("sugoroku", rarely found complete with the counters intact, as here, which would usually have been cut out in order to play the game. This game was inspired by the first Japanese Antarctic expedition of 1910, led by explorer Shirase Nobu. Japanese children were besotted with the idea of the expedition and... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137805

  3. The Wind in the Willows.
    (BRANSOM, Paul.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    New York : 1913

    First illustrated edition, rare in the dust jacket. The classic work was first published in 1908, illustrated only with a frontispiece. It is published for the first time here with illustrations accompanying the text, by American artist Paul Bransom. Learn More

    Stock Code: 122601

  4. Original illustration for Alice in Wonderland: "The Gryphon".
    (CARROLL, Lewis.) TENNIEL, John. Original illustration for Alice in Wonderland: "The Gryphon".


    Tenniel's original drawing for the sleeping Gryphon, used by the engravers for the 1865 first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, where it appears on p. 138. Carroll gave Tenniel the exact measurements of each image as they were to fit on the page around the text. The drawings were then traced onto woodblocks and engraved by the Dalziel... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138680

  5. The Uncle's Present,
    (CHILDREN'S.) The Uncle's Present,

    Philadelphia : [c. 1810-15]

    First and only edition. "The battledore was an offshoot of the hornbook, and was printed... for the double purpose it had to serve. In school it was used for teaching children the alphabet, whilst out of school it served as the battledore in the game of shuttlecock and battledore" (Rosenbach). This version of Battledore is believed to have been invented... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137864

  6. The Ingoldsby Legends.
    (CHIVERS BINDING.) RACKHAM, Arthur. The Ingoldsby Legends.

    London : 1907

    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 prominence could be given to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123254

  7. Household Stories,
    (CRANE, Walter.) GRIMM, [Jacob & Wilhelm]. Household Stories,

    London : 1882

    First Crane edition, large paper issue, one of 250 copies only, which "sold out on publication. It is perhaps the best of Crane's more ambitious works. The book is a triumph in his characteristic mode of decoration, yet its designs, even the headpieces and initial letters, remain true illustrations" (Ray).
    Provenance: engraved pictorial bookplate... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137499

  8. Fairy Library.
    (CRUIKSHANK, George.) Fairy Library.

    London : [1853-54]

    A lovely set of first editions, in the original wrappers, with the following issue points:
    1. Hop-O'My-Thumb with two out of three points: with the rear wrapper reading "Preparing for Publication", and the rear free endpaper pasted to rear wrapper.
    2. The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk with two of the five points: the "Jack... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138092

  9. Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
    (DAHL, Roald.) JAQUES, Faith. Complete set of the original illustrations for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.


    The complete set of original artwork by Faith Jaques for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, comprising all 60 published pen-and-ink drawings and the strikingly attractive wraparound colour cover design, extensively annotated by her, including queries for Roald Dahl. Faith Jaques (1923-1997) was commissioned to create new illustrations for... Learn More

    Stock Code: 133005

  10. Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Walt Disney's version of Pinocchio.

    New York : 1939

    Number 71 of 100 copies only of the original American edition, signed by Walt Disney on the title page and by the animators Fred Moore, Ward Kimball, Paul J. Smith, Al Parke, John Hurley, Ed Penner, Norm Ferguson and Ted Sears.
    Al Parke has also inscribed on the front free endpaper: "This book was produced to establish interstate traffic and use... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138683

  11. Director's Manual:
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Director's Manual:

    California : 1936

    A collection of 13 mimeographed manuscripts giving a fascinating insight into Disney's internal training program for the animators. The collection comprises: two lectures by Don Graham discussing general animation theory and practice; a bulletin discussing "How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of the Spectator in the Picture"; character sketches... Learn More

    Stock Code: 118414

  12. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) OUSSENKO, Alexis. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.

    Berne : [c.1950]

    A remarkable and unique collection of original gouache designs by illustrator Alexis Oussenko. These designs depict Disney's Bambi and were produced for a Bambi and Cinderella sticker book published as a collectible album by the Swiss chocolate company Tobler in French, German, and Italian. The 32 designs collected here are mounted in the final page... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137327

  13. Fantasia.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) TAYLOR, Deems. Fantasia.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney, "To David Von Kessell sincerely Walt Disney." David was the son of Disney Imagineer, Glendra von Kessel. Learn More

    Stock Code: 111964

  14. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) THOMAS, Bob. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Vita Best Wishes Walt Disney." Additionally it is inscribed by Roy Disney and contains the signatures of more than 100 other people in the Walt Disney Studio, including seven of "The Nine Old Men" who were the key animators of the studio, this copy with... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138684

  15. Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

    London : [1914]

    First and signed limited edition, number 51 of 500 copies signed by the artist. "The exotic stories he illustrated struck a new chord in Dulac. They allowed him to enlarge his skill at caricature, and at the same time to sharpen his miniaturist's technique and to develop his lyrical sense of tone and composition. The sources he turned to were Japanese... Learn More

    Stock Code: 129557

  16. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Stories from Hans Andersen.

    London : 1911

    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue. Number 23 of 100 specially bound copies, signed by the artist and printed on Japanese vellum. Learn More

    Stock Code: 107391

  17. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.

    London : [1910]

    Signed limited edition, number 800 of 1,000 copies signed by the artist. This collection includes four classic French tales: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Blue Beard, and Beauty and the Beast. This copy with a four page leaflet advertising Hodder & Stoughton's similar works laid in. Learn More

    Stock Code: 123585

  18. Treasure Island.
    (DULAC, Edmund.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1927

    Signed limited edition, number 49 of 50 copies signed by the illustrator, bound in vellum and printed on handmade paper, and notably rare due to the unusually small limitation. Hughey describes Dulac's watercolour illustration for Treasure Island as his "most careful and superb painting", and Dulac himself considered them his best work. Learn More

    Stock Code: 131651

  19. The Christmas Box.
    (EDGEWORTH, Maria.) CROKER, Thomas Crofton (ed.) The Christmas Box.

    London : 1829

    First edition, inscribed by Maria Edgeworth, who contributed a story, on page i, "With Miss Edgeworth's Compliments". The Christmas Box is a collection of short stories to which Edgeworth contributed "Garry Owen; or The Snow-Woman" (pp. 33-88). This copy has a nice association, with the ownership inscription "Geraldine Fortescue - This book... Learn More

    Stock Code: 129756

  20. The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. (641) to 1365 H. (1946).
    (EGYPT.) CRESWELL, K. A. C., & Ahmad Hassan Al-Bâkourî. The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. (641) to 1365 H. (1946).

    Giza : 1949

    First edition in English of this landmark publication, a lavishly illustrated monograph described justifiably by Creswell in his preface as "the finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt"; this copy in the highly uncommon de luxe morocco-grain roan binding. It was first published in Arabic in 1948.

    The British architect and engineer Sir... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138671

  21. An Abridgment of the History of France.
    (FRANCE.) An Abridgment of the History of France.

    Chelsea : 1805

    A lovely bilingual juvenile history of France with parallel French and English title pages and texts. This is an early publication by Chelsea historian, translator, and publisher Thomas Faulkner (1777-1855), also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Normandy. He published his Short Account of Chelsea Hospital the same year.
    Uncommon,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138688

  22. Dream Days.
    (GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. Dream Days.

    New York & London : 1899

    First US edition. This copy is from the library of prominent American author and humanist Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), with her ownership inscription, "Gilman", to the front free endpaper. A lovely association copy between two disparate yet key writers of the period; Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon, which is included in this collection,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 130102

  23. A House of Pomegranates.
    (KING, Jessie M.) WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates.

    London : 1915

    First King edition, first impression, of Wilde's collection of fairy tales. Jessie Marion King (18751949) was the most important Scottish illustrator of the twentieth century. "Influenced by a Gaelic-speaking nursemaid with a fund of folklore, Jessie believed herself gifted with 'second sight' and her art was inspired by fantasy, while its minuteness... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137882

  24. Eloise à Paris.
    (KNIGHT, Hilary.) THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise à Paris.

    Paris : 1962

    First edition in French, inscribed by the illustrator "to Elegant, Beautiful, Brilliant Elizabeth Welch from Hilary Knight and ELOISE, April 27th 1972" and with an original drawing of Eloise listening to records and eating sandwiches, captioned "Eloise says The Supreme pleasure is Elizabeth Welch's sliced cucumber sandwiches and recordings... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134525

  25. Le Corbeau. The Raven. Poëme.
    (MANET, Edouard.) POE, Edgar Allan. Le Corbeau. The Raven. Poëme.

    Paris : 1875

    Signed limited edition, number 198 of a stated edition of 240 copies, signed by both Mallarmé and Manet. Often cited as one of the high points of French book illustration (Ray 369), it is one of the first modern French livre d'artiste. Le Corbeau, "an astonishingly modern illustrated book for 1875", represents liberation from literal interpretation... Learn More

    Stock Code: 132602

  26. "Tiggers don't like honey."
    (MILNE, A. A.) SHEPARD, E. H. "Tiggers don't like honey."


    Signed and dated in ink lower right by Shepherd, 1961 and inscribed by Shepard lower middle "Tiggers don't like honey". This image was first used for The House at Pooh Corner, first published in 1928, page 23. "Tigger took a large mouthful of honey... and he looked up at the ceiling with his head on one side, and made exploring noises, and what-have-we-got-here... Learn More

    Stock Code: 109941

  27. Fairy Tales; Selected from the Best Authors.
    (MINERVA PRESS.) Fairy Tales; Selected from the Best Authors.

    London : 1794

    First expanded Minerva Press edition. Many of the tales were first published by William Lane in 1788 under the title "The Palace of Enchantment", and re-published by his Minerva Press in another edition of the same title in 1794. These tales constitute volume II of the present edition, renamed to "Fairy Tales", with the first volume holding new tales.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 127237

  28. East of the Sun and West of the Moon.
    (NIELSEN, Kay.) [ASBJØRNSEN, Peter Christen, & Jørgen I. Moe.] East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

    London : [1914]

    Signed limited edition, number 5 of 500 copies signed by the artist. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology was achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilised... Learn More

    Stock Code: 106880

  29. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.
    (NIJINSKY.) BARBIER, Georges, & Francis de Miomandre. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.

    Paris : 1913

    First edition, number 260 of 340 copies on wove paper, from an edition of 390. Barbier's first book was inspired by the impact of the Ballets Russes' first seasons in Paris, and of their phenomenal male lead in particular. "We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, the most dread of all - the passing of the days between our... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136225

  30. A Pageant Of London For London's Children Arranged For Cutting Out.
    (NURSERY FRIEZE.) [COX, Elijah Albert.] A Pageant Of London For London's Children Arranged For Cutting Out.

    [London : 1926]

    Original nursery frieze poster produced by London Transport, depicting the history of London, starting with "The First Settlement" and finishing with "London going about its business to-day", showing Londoners going into the Underground.
    The artist, Elijah Albert Cox (1876-1955), designed posters for the Underground Group from 1915 to 1926. Cox... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137743

  31. The Wind in the Willows.
    (PAYNE, Wyndham.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1927

    First Wyndham Payne edition, first impression. The Wind in the Willows was only published with a frontispiece when it first appeared in 1908. Wyndham Payne is the first British illustrator of this work, preceding E. H. Shepard by four years. "Payne's contribution was to place the characters in unmistakably English countryside. His inspired... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137879

  32. Fairy Tales.
    (PERRAULT, Charles, and others.) PLANCHÉ, J. R. (transl.) Fairy Tales.

    London : 1869

    First edition thus of Planché's translation. This attractively produced edition includes "Blue Beard", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Puss in Boots", and "The Story of Beauty and the Beast", with illustrations by Edward Henry Corbould, William Harvey, and James Godwin. The Countess d'Aulnoy (1650/1-1705) termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales) and... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137870

  33. How Columbus Discovered America.
    (POP-UP BOOK.) KUBATA, Vojtech. How Columbus Discovered America.

    London : [c. 1960]

    The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts Columbus's three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María, on their voyage. The designer, Vojtech Kubata (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively unknown in his own time despite... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123153

  34. Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
    (POTTER, Beatrix.) Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.


    A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 133403

  35. [Original Rackham-illustrated vellum binding:] The Open Road.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) [Original Rackham-illustrated vellum binding:] The Open Road.

    London : 1910

    This fine example of Rackham's work is a test piece by the artist, practicing his technique for drawing directly onto vellum, possibly in preparation for a private commission. The illustration features two unconnected design elements - vignettes drawn in black and coloured inks, each signed by Rackham with his initials, and very much in the style he... Learn More

    Stock Code: 117312

  36. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

    London : 1906

    Signed limited edition, number 267 of 500 copies signed by the artist. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions, from Barrie's book-within-a-book... Learn More

    Stock Code: 125705

  37. Peter Pan Portfolio. From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan Portfolio. From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".

    London : 1912

    Signed limited edition, NUMBER 3 OF 20 COPIES SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM ON EACH PLATE, WITH THE THE BOOK SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND ENGRAVER/PRINTER on the limitation page. Although the edition was limited to 100 copies, only about 20 were signed throughout by Rackham.
    Published to capitalise on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 113285

  38. A Christmas Carol.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol.

    London : 1915

    Signed limited edition, number 448 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation. This was the first of Dickens's works to be illustrated by Rackham. Learn More

    Stock Code: 125707

  39. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) GRIMM, [Jakob & Wilhelm]. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

    London : 1909

    First Rackham edition thus, signed limited issue, number 505 of 750 copies signed by the illustrator. Rackham's first version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, published in 1900, had no signed limited edition. This is a revised and enlarged edition with some new illustrations, as well as others redrawn and coloured.
    The translator, Mrs Edgar Lucas,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137884

  40. Peer Gynt.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt.

    London : 1936

    Deluxe edition, number 6 of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham 36"), showing Peer Gynt being swarmed by the trolls and surrounded by anthropomorphic trees. Describing his... Learn More

    Stock Code: 135675

  41. Rip Van Winkle.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle.

    London : 1905

    Signed limited edition, number 26 of 250 copies signed by the artist. This copy also includes a charming original pen and ink portrait of Rip van Winkle by Rackham, dated 17 July 1918. This was the first book wholly illustrated by Rackham to be issued in a limited edition format and it immediately established him as the leading illustrator of lavishly... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123180

  42. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsummer-Night's Dream.

    London : 1908

    First Rackham edition, first impression, complete with the original printed dust jacket, uncommon and highly desirable thus. Learn More

    Stock Code: 137084

  43. 138696
    (ROBINSON, W. Heath.) HUNTER, Norman. The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of the first Professor Branestawm title, the first in an unusually extended series, written over a 50-year period, and the only one illustrated by Heath Robinson. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138696

  44. Ode to a Highflying Bird
    (ROLLING STONES.) WATTS, Charlie. Ode to a Highflying Bird

    London : [1964]

    First edition, first impression, inscribed "To June, Love x" by Charlie Watts on the front free endpapers. With the price label of "Seven Shillings" tipped in on the front free endpaper. A lovely tribute to Charlie "Bird" Parker in the form of a children's book, "this story was compiled by one Charlie to a late and great Charlie" (preface). Learn More

    Stock Code: 136537

  45. Die unbesungenen Helden.
    (SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.

    Berlin : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 135953

  46. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,
    (SCOTT, Walter.) REMY, Nicholas. Daemonolatreiae libri tres,

    Lyon : 1595

    Rare first edition of this seminal work on the worship of demons, Sir Walter Scott's copy, with his ownership inscription on the title page and his library shelf mark on the front free endpaper: "Abbotsford Library O13". Scott's fascination with witchcraft led him to spend years gathering "perhaps the most curious library of diablerie that man ever... Learn More

    Stock Code: 123052

  47. Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects:
    (SENDAK, Maurice.) BOND, Gladys Baker. Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects:

    New York : [1955]

    First editions, first printings. "The tales deal with conflicts children face, particularly in regard to bullying and physical violence. Sendak, then a self-taught artist in his late twenties just beginning to try his hand at illustration, supplied the cover art and several line vignettes. One imagines that Sendak's parents were very happy to hear about... Learn More

    Stock Code: 126954

  48. Tales from Shakespeare: Designed for the use of young persons.
    (SHAKESPEARE, William.) LAMB, Charles [& Mary.] Tales from Shakespeare: Designed for the use of young persons.

    London : 1807

    First edition, first impression, with the imprint of the printer T. Davison on the verso of p. 235, vol. I, and with the Hanway Street address in the final adverts. The Tales were chiefly the work of Charles's sister Mary Lamb, who had previously written Mrs Leicester's School and edited Poetry for Children for William Godwin's Juvenile Library. Fourteen... Learn More

    Stock Code: 116180

  49. The House at Pooh Corner. [With an original pen and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh.]
    (SHEPARD, E. H.) MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner. [With an original pen and ink drawing of Winnie-the-Pooh.]

    London : 1929

    Third edition. With an original pen and ink drawing on the title page by Shepard of Winnie-the-Pooh in full traditional Russian costume including a fur hat and playing a balalaika, signed beneath the image. Rare thus.
    Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138703

  50. The Wind in the Willows.
    (SHEPARD, Ernest H.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1931

    First Shepard-illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 93 of 200 large paper copies signed by both Grahame and Shepard. The Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration, and Shepard, well-known by then for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh series, was asked to illustrate a new edition,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134351

  51. Contemporary Sammelband of 20 works on the South Sea Bubble.
    (SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) HUTCHESON, Archibald. Contemporary Sammelband of 20 works on the South Sea Bubble.

    London : 1717-33

    An exceptional collection of South Sea material, comprising 20 works on the Company bound together in the immediate decades following the burst of the bubble. The majority, 14 titles, are by Archibald Hutcheson, the great Cassandra of the project. They include both his warnings of financial irregularities before the bubble burst, and his post-crash... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134766

  52. Hand-embroidered and stencilled panel illustrating The Faerie Queene.
    (SPENSER, Edmund.) Hand-embroidered and stencilled panel illustrating The Faerie Queene.


    An attractive amateur hand-embroidered panel featuring scenes from Spenser's Faerie Queene, a piece that captures the aesthetics and interests of the arts and crafts movement in a charmingly childlike manner. The hanging was likely created as embroidery practice; the images mostly follow the illustrations of Rose le Quesne featured in Jeanie Lang's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136011

  53. Red Riding Hood.
    (TOY BOOK.) VERY, Lydia L. Red Riding Hood.

    Boston : 1863

    First edition of Very's Red Riding Hood, generally considered the first shaped toy books published in North America. Presented between wrappers shaped as Red Riding Hood, Very's version retells the Grimm's story in rhyme. Learn More

    Stock Code: 103436

  54. Fairy Tales.
    (TUDOR, Tasha.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator on the front free endpaper, "To Ned with best wishes from Tasha Tudor", together with an original drawing by her of a small girl sat on a stool reading. The recipient was Ned Hills, who, with his sister Charlotte, owned the Dutch Inn gift shop in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 136709

  55. The Little Mermaid.
    (WEGUELIN, J. R.) ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. The Little Mermaid.

    London : 1893

    First Weguelin edition, number 63 of 150 large paper copies. John Reinhard Weguelin (1849-1927) was an English painter and illustrator, who drew on folklore for inspiration, and painted numerous images of nymphs and mermaids. A review in the newspaper The Sketch noted that "as for Mr. J. R. Weguelin's illustrations, it would scarcely be possible... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137249

  56. Original watercolour, "The Velveteen Rabbit".
    (WILLIAMS, Margery.) HAGUE, Michael. Original watercolour, "The Velveteen Rabbit".


    Original watercolour of the Velveteen Rabbit by American illustrator and author Michael Hague, signed by him in the lower right hand corner. Produced for one of Hague's calendars for the month of February, it features the Velveteen Rabbit and other toys. Learn More

    Stock Code: 109466

  57. Hunger strike medal awarded to Elsie Wolff van Sandau.
    (WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE; HUNGER STRIKES.) Hunger strike medal awarded to Elsie Wolff van Sandau.

    London : March 1912

    Hunger strike medal awarded by the WSPU to Elsie Wolff van Sandau, complete with the original presentation box, the printed dedication on the silk-lined inner lid reading, "Presented to Elsie Wolff van Sandau by the Women's Social and Political Union in recognition of a gallant action, whereby through endurance to the last extremity of hunger and hardship... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134407

  58. Watership Down.
    ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author, "To Patty, with love, Richard Adams, November 1974" on the title page. Learn More

    Stock Code: 134134

  59. Twenty Years at Hull-House.
    ADDAMS, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House.

    New York : 1910

    First edition, limited issue, number 28 of 210 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Twenty Years at Hull-House is the first autobiography of social reformer and peace activist Jane Addams (1860-1935), the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1931), and the founder of the social work profession in the US.
    The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137440

  60. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
    ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.

    New York : May 1882

    A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137833

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