Children's Literature - Catalogue 161

Children's Literature - Catalogue 161

We are pleased to present a selection of children's literature, including original artworks, dating from 1750 to the present decade. Containing over 200 items, this broad selection ranges from early examples of novels for children, like Alice in Wonderland, to contemporary classics such as Harry Potter.

 

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  1. [Paddington] Off On Holiday.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] Off On Holiday.

    Westbury : 1997

    Edition of 495. Signed in pencil lower right by Michael Bond, numbered lower left. Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp lower left. The original profit of this print was to provide a home treatment facility for Graham and Scott Karlsen, from Merseyside, two young boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138036

  2. [Paddington] Out for the Day.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] Out for the Day.

    Westbury : 1997

    Edition of 495. Signed in pencil lower right by Michael Bond, numbered lower left. Fine Art Trade Guild blind stamp lower left. The original profit of this print was to provide a home treatment facility for Graham and Scott Karlsen, from Merseyside, two young boys who suffer from an immune deficiency disorder. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138034

  3. 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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137864

  4. 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:... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138092

  5. Original artwork for the Walt Disney Song Book: "Cinderella".
    (DISNEY, Walt.) Original artwork for the Walt Disney Song Book: "Cinderella".

    [1971]

    An original gouache illustration for the Walt Disney Song Book (1971). It features an appealing image of Cinderella getting ready for the ball, featuring several key characters and elements of the animated film, including the Fairy Godmother, the Pumpkin Coach, and the Castle. In the late 1940s Walt Disney Productions was on the brink of bankruptcy... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133724

  6. 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
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 118414

  7. 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
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 137327

  8. 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
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 111964

  9. 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
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 138684

  10. Engravings for Teaching the Elements of English History and Chronology after the manner of Dissected Maps for Teaching Geography.
    (EDUCATIONAL PUZZLE.) HEWLETT, John, & W. Darton (engr.) Engravings for Teaching the Elements of English History and Chronology after the manner of Dissected Maps for Teaching Geography.

    London : [c.1800]

    A complete example of "the earliest dated jigsaw puzzle, apart from maps" (Hannas, pp. 93-94), presumably a reissue from its first appearance in 1787, housed in the publisher's wooden box. Created as a learning aid for children, the puzzle's instructions read: "Directions. 1. Learn to put the heads together in succession. 2. Get the dates of the inner... Learn More
    £3,600.00

    Stock Code: 134323

  11. 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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138688

  12. 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
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 130102

  13. 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
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134525

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

    1961

    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
    £47,500.00

    Stock Code: 109941

  15. 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.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137743

  16. How Columbus Discovered America.
    (POP-UP BOOK.) KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. 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, Vojtěch Kubašta (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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123153

  17. 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.

    [c.1896-1911]

    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
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 133403

  18. The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm.
    (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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 138696

  19. 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
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 126954

  20. 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
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 116180

  21. 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
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138703

  22. 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
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 103436

  23. 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
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 136709

  24. 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
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 137249

  25. 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
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 134134

  26. 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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137805

  27. 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
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 137833

  28. The Fairy Tales of Grimm & Andersen.
    ANDERSON, Anne (illus.). The Fairy Tales of Grimm & Andersen.

    London & Glasgow : [c.1930]

    First Anderson collected edition, originally published as two separate works: Grimm's Fairy Tales (Glasgow: Collins, 1922) and Andersen's Fairy Tales (Glasgow: Collins, 1924). Anne Anderson (1874-1952) was a prolific Scottish illustrator, primarily known for her art nouveau children's book illustrations. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135851

  29. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.

    1897

    A unique calligraphic manuscript copy of Arnold's poem "The Forsaken Merman". The present copy includes fine illustrations within ornamental borders, possibly after original designs, in an art nouveau style reminiscent of masters such as Edward Burne-Jones, Robert Anning-Bell, and Walter Crane. We were unable to trace information about the "Dodo" who... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 138062

  30. The Young Visiters.
    ASHFORD, Daisy. The Young Visiters.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, signed and dated by the author on the half-title in the year of publication, "Daisy Ashford Nov. 15th 1919", rare thus. Originally written in 1890 when she was nine years old, she rediscovered it in 1917 and published it with the support of J. M. Barrie almost exactly as it had been originally written, with childish... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 126691

  31. Autograph letter signed discussing the frustrations of publishing a periodical work for children.
    AUSTIN, Sarah. Autograph letter signed discussing the frustrations of publishing a periodical work for children.

    26 Park Road, Regent's Park : [no year, but likely c.1829-36]

    Autograph letter signed to an unknown female recipient setting out Austin's thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children". Despite the recipient's enthusiasm, her own, "and that of everyone, without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances I am forced to relinquish it from the difficulty of finding a publisher... Learn More
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 124627

  32. Tank Engine Thomas Again.
    AWDRY, Wilbert Vere. Tank Engine Thomas Again.

    Leicester : [1949]

    First edition, first impression. The Reverend Awdry's fourth book in the Railway Series, the second featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, who has become synonymous with the series. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 135341

  33. Toby the Tram Engine.
    AWDRY, Wilbert Vere. Toby the Tram Engine.

    Leicester : 1952

    First edition, first impression, of the seventh book in Awdry's Railway Series, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135324

  34. La Tribu arc-en-ciel; The Rainbow Children.
    BAKER, Josephine, & Piet Worm (illus.) La Tribu arc-en-ciel; The Rainbow Children.

    Amsterdam : [1957]

    First edition and first edition in English, first printings, signed on the verso of each front free endpaper "Maman Josephine Baker" for the French, and "Mama Josephine Baker" for the English. The Rainbow Children tells of the adventures of a one-eyed black hen named Kott-Kott who travels the world in search of her lost eye and finally finds... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138681

  35. The Coral Island:
    BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. The Coral Island:

    London : 1858

    First edition, first issue (with frontispiece contiguous with title page, gilt illustrated roundel on front cover and shark-attack plate at p. 76), in the less common rose-pink cloth (copies are more commonly encountered in blue cloth). Ballantyne wrote children's stories based on his experiences in Canada as a young man in the service of the Hudson's... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 105863

  36. Madeline.
    BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline.

    London : 1939

    First UK edition, first printing, inscribed by Bemelmans with an original sketch of Madeline, "To Diane Rhodes, Ludwig Bemelmans 1952" on the first blank. Madeline was awarded the Caldecott Medal Honor in 1940. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 126007

  37. Photographic portrait, inscribed.
    BLYTON, Enid. Photographic portrait, inscribed.

    [c.1950s]

    Signed portrait photograph of Blyton, inscribed "best wishes to Mrs Baker from Enid Blyton". Mrs Baker was a children's librarian who corresponded with Blyton in the late 1950s. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134715

  38. Five Go to Smuggler's Top.
    BLYTON, Enid. Five Go to Smuggler's Top.

    London : 1945

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth book in the Famous Five series. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 133979

  39. Five Go Adventuring Again.
    BLYTON, Enid. Five Go Adventuring Again.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, of the second Famous Five adventure, following Five on a Treasure Island (1942). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 109233

  40. More About Paddington.
    BOND, Michael. More About Paddington.

    London : 1959

    First edition, first impression, of the second Paddington book; with a book plate signed by the illustrator Peggy Fortnum tipped-in to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132917

  41. Little Lord Fauntleroy.
    BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. Little Lord Fauntleroy.

    New York : 1886

    First edition, first issue, with The De Vinne Press imprint at the verso of the last page of text and number 14 printed on the lower left margin of p. 209. This was Burnett's first children's novel, and originally appeared as a serial in the St. Nicholas Magazine between November 1885 and October 1886. Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 114679

  42. Max und Moritz:
    BUSCH, Wilhelm. Max und Moritz:

    Munich : [1865]

    Rare first edition, first impression, of the book widely regarded as the prototype of the children's comic. The first printing was 4,000 copies, but the nature of the book and the juvenile readership led to a very high attrition rate. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy.

    After Struwwelpeter, Max und Moritz is the best known German children's... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 138250

  43. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

    London : 1866 & 1872

    First published editions of both Alice in Wonderland books. Adventures in Wonderland is the first published edition, the second overall: the book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865, but was suppressed when Carroll heard that the book's illustrator was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing. He recalled the few... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 136041

  44. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    New York : 1866

    First edition, second issue: the first practicably obtainable issue of the original sheets, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with the Appleton cancel title page. The issue consisted of 1,000 copies, using the first printing sheets but with new tipped-in title pages also printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. Dodgson authorized... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 116108

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

    London : 1892

    First edition in English. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book in 1883 under the title Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 119778

  46. Views in Elf Land.
    CRADOCK, Hon. Mrs. (ed.) Views in Elf Land.

    London : 1878

    First and only edition of this uncommon book: Library Hub only gives three copies in the UK (V&A, Oxford, BL), WorldCat adds a further two in the US.

    Harriet Cradock née Lister (18091884), novelist, was "a maid of honour to Queen Victoria for six years, from 1 July 1837, and was the only one to hold the post who was not the daughter or granddaughter... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 138088

  47. Household Stories,
    CRANE, Walter (illus.); 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
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 137499

  48. Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider and the Other Beef:
    CRONISE, Florence M., & Henry W. Ward. Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider and the Other Beef:

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression. Other than a few sporadic printings of individual tales, this is the first printed collection of West African folk tales, with multiple appearances of Anansi, here rendered as "Mr. Spider". The authors, who collected the stories from children in a mission school in Africa, preserve the tales in the West African dialect,... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 122261

  49. La Voliere de la Jeunesse,
    CUVIER, Georges, & Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon. La Voliere de la Jeunesse,

    Paris : 1817

    First and only edition of this charming juvenile guide to the world's birds, based on the work of Cuvier and Buffon, attractively illustrated with a suite of lively and well-executed, if unsophisticated, plates. Uncommon, with just four sets located in an online search of institutional holdings: no copies traced in the UK, just one in the US. This copy... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136054

  50. Matilda.
    DAHL, Roald. Matilda.

    London : 1988

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. Matilda won the Children's Book Award in the year of its publication. It formed the basis for both the 1996 film directed by Danny DeVito and the successful stage musical which premiered at the RSC's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137976

  51. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
    DAHL, Roald. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

    London : 1985

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Justin, with love Roald Dahl 14/10/85". This copy was purchased at Dahl's local bookshop and inscribed close to publication (October 1985). The books' owner spent much time around the Dahl house in Great Missenden and had an after-school job at Dahl and Son Antiques on... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 120075

  52. James and the Giant Peach.
    DAHL, Roald. James and the Giant Peach.

    New York : 1961

    First edition, first printing, with the five-line colophon on the last page. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 117153

  53. The Gremlins.
    DAHL, Roald. The Gremlins.

    New York : 1943

    First 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
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 131644

  54. A Child's History of England.
    DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.

    London : 1852-4 [i.e. 1851-3]

    First editions in book form, first issues with the advertisements at the ends of each volume with the relevant points. 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... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 138215

  55. Bambi.
    DISNEY, Walt. Bambi.

    New York : 1941

    First edition thus, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed "To Janet with best wishes Walt Disney" on the half title. Walt Disney acquired the rights for Bambi in 1937 from a producer and director of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after the project was deemed too difficult. Indeed, the technical challenge of rendering a realistic animation of... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 109256

  56. The Tower Treasure.
    DIXON, Franklin W. The Tower Treasure.

    New York : 1927

    First edition, first printing, of the first Hardy Boys title, long considered one of the holy grails of American children's book collecting. Developed by the American publisher Edward Stratemeyer, The Hardy Boys books were part of a range of juvenile detective fiction released by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and was so successful that they launched Nancy... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 104563

  57. Hans Brinker;
    DODGE, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker;

    New York : 1866

    First edition of the author's best-known children's novel. The work was an instant bestseller, second only to Dickens's Our Mutual Friend in sales. Dodge was the first editor of the children's magazine St. Nicholas, which counted Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, and Frances Hodgson Burnett among its contributors. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 138686

  58. Sindbad the Sailor & other Stories from the Arabian Nights.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.) 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
    £2,200.00

    Stock Code: 129557

  59. Stories from Hans Andersen.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); 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
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 107391

  60. The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales.
    DULAC, Edmund (illus.); 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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123585

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