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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. [Paddington] A Sticky Passage.
    (BOND, Michael.) FORTNUM, Peggy. [Paddington] A Sticky Passage.

    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: 138030

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

    1865

    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
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 138680

  5. 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
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 138683

  6. 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

  7. 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
    £2,200.00

    Stock Code: 129557

  8. 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
    £3,850.00

    Stock Code: 107391

  9. 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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123585

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

    London : 1927

    First Dulac edition, signed limited issue, 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... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131651

  11. 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

  12. [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
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 117312

  13. 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
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 125705

  14. 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
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 125707

  15. 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
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 137884

  16. 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
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 123180

  17. 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
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136537

  18. 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

  19. 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
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 134351

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. [Flower Fairies Trilogy:] Flower Fairies of the Spring; Flower Fairies of the Summer; Flower Fairies of the Autumn, With the Nuts and Berries They Bring.
    BARKER, Cicely Mary. [Flower Fairies Trilogy:] Flower Fairies of the Spring; Flower Fairies of the Summer; Flower Fairies of the Autumn, With the Nuts and Berries They Bring.

    London and Glasgow : [c. 1940s]

    A lovely set of the three Flower Fairies titles published in Barker's lifetime, signed by her on the title and half-title of Spring and Autumn respectively. Her first book, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was published in 1923, with the Summer and Autumn seasons following in 1925 and 1926. In 1985,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137922

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing, first issue, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Veronica Remembering the magnificent job she did with all the children of Alberobello. 1965 Roald Dahl". The reference to the children of the town of Alberobello is a poigant one: Dahl immersed himself in charity work after the death of his eldest daughter,... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138375

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. Esio Trot.
    DAHL, Roald. Esio Trot.

    London : 1990

    First edition, first impression, signed by Quentin Blake on the title page. Esio Trot was the final book to be published during Dahl's lifetime. Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 134516

  35. Meet My Folks.
    HUGHES, Ted. Meet My Folks.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy of Hughes's first book of children's verse, inscribed by him to his sister Olwyn Hughes, "To Olwyn with love from Ted April 1st, 1961", on the front free endpaper, six days prior to publication. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125956

  36. Just So Stories For Little Children.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Just So Stories For Little Children.

    London : 1902

    First edition, third printing (two months after the first), inscribed by the author, "Janet Aitken from her obliged and obedient servant the author Jul. 1911", on the title page; Kipling has struck through his printed name and signed it below. Then three years old, Janet Gladys Kidd, née Aitken, later Campbell, later Montagu (1908-1988), was the daughter... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 137861

  37. [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;
    L'ENGLE, Madeleine. [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;

    New York : 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989

    First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newbery Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled set, with inscriptions to different... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 111206

  38. The Wood that Came Back.
    LEIGHTON, Clare. The Wood that Came Back.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the front free endpaper "To dearest Ada, Jessey and Fanny with love from Clare. Christmas 1934. To amuse the nephews!". This was the second of Leighton's two children's picture books. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137972

  39. The Musical Box.
    LEIGHTON, Clare. The Musical Box.

    London & New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To dear Ada and Jessey, hoping they are still young enough to enjoy this. With much love from Clare Christmas 1932." One of Leighton's scarcer titles, this was her first picture book for children. Loosely laid in is a pamphlet featuring two woodcuts... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 137970

  40. Doctor Dolittle's Return.
    LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle's Return.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title, "Sincerely yours, Hugh Lofting, May 1934". Lofting's works are uncommon signed, with no other signed copies of this work traced at auction. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 120118

  41. Now We Are Six.
    MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.

    London : 1927

    First edition, signed extra limited issue, one of 20 large-paper copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author and illustrator, out of series presentation copy inscribed to E. H. Shepard. This is the most luxurious and exclusive format in which Milne's Pooh books were issued.
    Following the success of When We Were Very Young... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 138153

  42. The House at Pooh Corner.
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator E. H. Shepard on the title page. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134081

  43. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.
    PEAKE, Mervyn. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression, with a fine original pencil sketch by Peake on the front free endpaper, showing Captain Slaughterboard sitting on a rock holding a piece of paper. Across the paper is written in ink "Elizabeth" and below the sketch "from Doc"; i.e. this is a presentation copy from the artist's father, Ernest Cromwell Peake MD (1874-1949),... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 138692

  44. The Tale of Mr. Tod.
    POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mr. Tod.

    London and New York : 1912

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Rose Hedges from Miss Potter. Wishing her a Merry Christmas 1912." Rose Hedges was in service to Beatrix Potter's mother at the time of receiving this book. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 137903

  45. Original watercolour from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens:
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Original watercolour from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens:

    London : 1906

    Signed 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

  46. Original watercolour for A Midsummer Night's Dream ("-down topples she").
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Original watercolour for A Midsummer Night's Dream ("-down topples she").

    1908

    An original watercolour by Rackham for the 1908 edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, signed and dated by the artist at the upper right-hand corner, with his caption outside the margin on the bottom left. The illustration, captioned "-down topples she", depicts a section of Act II, Scene 1, in which Puck recounts a trick he plays on human-folk, disguising... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130494

  47. Peter Duck.
    RANSOME, Arthur. Peter Duck.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, together with an autograph postcard from the author to a young fan, "I am glad you liked them. And thank you for NOT asking questions. Best wishes for fair weather! Arthur Ransome". The postcard, postmarked 4 July 1945 from Coniston, features a printed border of Swallows and Amazons illustrations by Ransome. The recipient,... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 122906

  48. Bill The Minder.
    ROBINSON, W. Heath. Bill The Minder.

    London : 1912

    Signed limited edition, number 253 of 380 copies signed by the author and illustrator, who in this work "notably in the line drawings, surpassed himself" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 118626

  49. Sing-Song.
    ROSSETTI, Christina G. Sing-Song.

    London : 1893

    New and enlarged edition of Christina Rossetti's illustrated book of nursery rhymes, this a very scarce presentation copy inscribed by Christina Rossetti as a Christmas gift, "Henry Edward Stewart, Xmas 1893, from Christina G. Rossetti". The recipient was the infant son of the Rossetti family's doctor, Sir Edward Stewart, who especially attended on... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 136358

  50. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
    ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

    London : 1997

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue, inscribed by the author "To Paul, Best Wishes, J K Rowling" on half-title and dated "18/3/98". Rowling signed this copy during a school visit in Wales for a young boy who had been given the book as a present by his aunt.
    This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the requisite points of the... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 135240

  51. Where the Wild Things Are.
    SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing, first issue, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Janet Anderson, Maurice Sendak 4/15/82". With the ticket for a book signing at Newcomb Hall Bookstore at the University of Virginia loosely inserted, signed by Anderson on the back; Janet Anderson served as a book designer at the University of Virginia Press.
    There... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 133220

  52. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.
    SEUSS, Dr. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper verso, "For Juanito, with best wishes - from Dr. Seuss." Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138700

  53. The Cat in the Hat.
    SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.

    New York : 1957

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Dr. Seuss on verso of front endpaper, "for Brent, best wishes, Dr. Seuss". This is the first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. This is an exceptionally nice example of the landmark children's book, entirely unrestored. Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 138697

  54. Black Beauty: his grooms and companions. The autobiography of a horse.
    SEWELL, Anna. Black Beauty: his grooms and companions. The autobiography of a horse.

    London : [1877]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in her own hand on the first blank, "For the Patients of the London Temperance Hospital with the Author's best wishes", and with a secondary ownership inscription ("Hughes") above. Conceivably this is John Hughes (1827-1896) who was treasurer of the London Temperance Hospital for about 25 years.... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 123401

  55. A Vicarage Family; Away from the Vicarage; Beyond the Vicarage.
    STREATFEILD, Noel. A Vicarage Family; Away from the Vicarage; Beyond the Vicarage.

    London : 1963, 1965, 1971

    First 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

  56. Eloise.
    THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed "For Jessica, with absolutely love from me Eloise and Kay Thompson" on the front free endpaper. Although well-represented in the US, Library Hub only lists nine copies in the UK (BL, Cambridge, University of East Anglia, NLS, NLW, Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, University of Leicester, and National Trust Libraries).... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 111785

  57. Charlotte's Web.
    WHITE, E. B. Charlotte's Web.

    New York : 1952

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author in blue ink on the half-title: "For Lynn Bushell with greetings from E B White". E. B. White won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970 for Charlotte's Web and his first children's book, Stuart Little, which was published in 1945. Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 137825

  58. Fairy Tales from the British Isles.
    WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Amabel. Fairy Tales from the British Isles.

    London & Glasgow : 1960

    First edition, first impression, signed by the illustrator on the half-title and with an impish correction of the title from "Fairy", which she crossed out, to "Mouse Tales". Baynes (1922-2008) had already worked with Williams-Ellis on her previous publication, The Arabian Nights (1957). She had also very successfully illustrated several of... Learn More
    £900.00

    Stock Code: 138071

  59. The Little Train.
    [GREENE, Graham.] CRAIGIE, Dorothy, illus. The Little Train.

    London : 1946

    First edition, first impression, of the first of Greene's children's books, inscribed by the illustrator, "My love to you, Dorothy Craigie", on the title page. All foru of Graham Greene's children's books were illustrated by Craigie. The first two books, the present work and The Little Fire Engine (1950), were not credited to him until the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 125171

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