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SYLVIA\'S TRAVELS.
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SYLVIA'S TRAVELS.

By ARMFIELD. CONSTANCE. -- ARMFIELD. MAXWELL, Illustrates

J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. London. 1911. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.5 x 6.6 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 16 full colour and two half tone full page plates, plus 21 line drawings throughout the text. Some text pages foxed, but mostly to the margins, and a small ink stamp of an art studio in London to the blank white border of the colour extra title page, otherwise a very good copy in the scarce first issue binding of white cloth with gilt, blue and olive green lettering and decoration to the front board and spine. Illustrated endpapers. Top edge gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed and bumped and the cloth just a little toned but overall a very good copy. --- Anne Constance Armfield (Nee Smedley) was an artist in her own right and studied at the Birmingham School of Art. She married the illustrator Maxwell Armfield in 1909. As well as her many books she is also well known as the founder of the International Association of Lyceum Clubs for Women artists and writers, opening the first club in London's Piccadilly in 1904.

$399.66

THE JUNGLE BOOK. --- THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK.
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THE JUNGLE BOOK. --- THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK.

By KIPLING. RUDYARD

Macmillan and co. London. 1894 + 95. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (7.3 x 5 inches). Illustrated throughout by J. L. Kipling, W. H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. Previous owners neat, but faded inscriptions on front blank endpaper of both volumes, otherwise fine bright and clean copies throughout. Fine early twentieth century full leather bindings of full dark blue morocco, spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated with animal head devices and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on all boards. Front boards with elaborate multi coloured leather onlay illustrations; Jungle Book has Hathi the Elephant stood under a tree, The Second Jungle Book features Baloo the bear, stood up on hind legs beside a tree. Board edges with gilt piping. Decorative gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Original gilt decorated blue cloth spines and front & rear covers bound in at the end of each volume. A small amount of rubbing to the extremities and both spnes are uniformly faded but the gilt is still bright and overall this is a lovely set first editions of of these classic books in very attractive scarce early onlay bindings. The bindings are unsigned but are certainly the work of a master bookbinder.

$5994.90

A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS.
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A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS.

By LENNON. JOHN

Jonathan Cape. London. 1965. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.1 x 5.5 inches). Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Lennon. A little bumping to the corners but overall this is a very good copy in the original colour printed laminated boards.

$199.83

THE FALL OF GONDOLIN.  Edited by Christopher Tolkien. With Illustrations by Alan Lee
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THE FALL OF GONDOLIN. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. With Illustrations by Alan Lee

By TOLKIEN. J. R. R

Harper Collins. London. 2018. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Signed on the title page by Alan Lee. As new in the colour illustrated dustwrapper. A small bookseller's sticker has been placed on the front panel of the wrapper stating 'Signed by the Illustrator'.

$99.92

THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.
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THE ENGLISH PEOPLE.

By ORWELL. GEORGE

Collins. London. 1947. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to.(8.9 x 6.6 inches). Illustrated with 8 colour plates, by various artists, including Ardizzone, Minton and Lowry, and 17 black & white illustrations. Published as part of the Britain in pictures series. Near fine copy in the original green paper covered boards, illustrated and lettered in white. There is some offsetting to the blank free endpapers, but only along the area not covered by the dustwrapper. A very good example of the original dustwrapper, which reproduces the front board on front panel, which has a little rubbing to the extremities but is generally bright clean and complete.

$199.83

THE ART OF ILLUMINATING. As Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times. Illustrated by Borders, Initial Letters and Alphabets, Selected and Chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt Archt
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THE ART OF ILLUMINATING. As Practised in Europe From the Earliest Times. Illustrated by Borders, Initial Letters and Alphabets, Selected and Chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt Archt

By W. R. TYMMS. and WYATT. M. D(igby). -- Fine binding by The Ashley Bindery

Day and Son. Lithographers to the Queen. London. Published April 2nd 1860. 1860. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.6 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated with a total of 102 fine full page Chromolithograhic plates; Half title, title page, 99 numbered plates - each with a tissue paper guard, and the colophon leaf. 104 pp of text, printed in black within decorative red borders. A fine copy in a beautiful designer binding by The Ashley Bindery, of Somerset. Stamped to the rear inner board- 19 AB 81. Full black morocco with multi colour design of two boxed lines in brown morocco across both boards and the spine, with tan, green and red design within each box. The spine is also lettered in gilt. Wood effect endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a felt lines chemise with the same wood effect paper on the boards and a black morocco spine, lettered in gilt and with one of the red designs onlaid between the title and authors. This then fits into a felt lined slip case covered with the wood effect paper. A fine and beautiful binding. --- A previous owner has written neatly in pencil on the front blank free endpaper that they bought this from Mr Ashley of the Ashley Bindery in 1981 for £100, also stating that Mrs Ashley designed the binding. I assume that they mean Mr and Mrs Lewis who owned the bindery.

$2331.35

ON LIVING - WITH TASTE.
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ON LIVING - WITH TASTE.

By HICKS. DAVID

Leslie Frewin. London. 1968. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.3 x 9.6 inches). 150pp. Fully illustrated throughout with colour and mono photographs. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front board, which also has a gilt stamped design to the centre. In the original full colour striped design dustwrapper, with price (5gns) still intact to the front inner flap. Bottom inner corner is bumped and the wrapper a bit toned but overall a very good book in a very good dustwrapper.

$246.46

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.

By CARROLL. LEWIS

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1929. MINIATURE EDITION. 8vo. (6.3 x 4.1 inches). Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat 3 line inscription and date (Xmas 1930) on the front blank free endpaper. A Very good clean copy in an early leather craft binding of full mid brown calf. Spine with blind ruled lines. Double blind ruled borders on the front board and a raised design of the White King in Alice's hand, against a dappled background to the top half of the board. Some rubbing to the corners and a crack to the bottom front hinge, holding firm, but overall a very good attractive copy.

$246.46

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. With a preface by the Authors and an appendix containing the true story of Peter Heywood. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin
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MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. With a preface by the Authors and an appendix containing the true story of Peter Heywood. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin

By NORDHOFF. CHARLES. ; HALL. JAMES NORMAN

The Limited editions club. New York. 1947. LIMITED EDITION. One of 1500 copies, signed by the Illustrator. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.3 inches). Illustrated with 16 full page colour plates and several other line drawings throughout the text. A bright and clean copy in a beautiful fine leather binding by Bayntun of Bath, for Samuel E. Zeitlin of Chicago. Full mid blue morocco, spine with five raised bands each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single ruled gilt borders on boards. Two gilt ruled lines, with decorative corner pieces, to the inner boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Aside from just a hint of fading to the spine, this is a lovely, highly decorative binding on this classic book.

$865.93

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

By GRAHAME. KENNETH. ; SHEPARD. ERNEST H. Illustrates

Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1931. FIRST SHEPARD EDITION. 8vo. The 38th edition overall, this is the first time the story was published with Shepard`s beautiful line drawings. A very good copy with some foxing to the first and last few pages, otherwise bright and tidy. Publishers original green cloth with gilt illustrations of characters to front board. Spine lettered in gilt. Board edges just a little rubbed but the gilt is still bright. Decorative map endpapers drawn by Shepard and showing all the Characters homes. A very good of this lovely book.

$299.75

SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle\'s wicked world of book collecting
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SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

By SEARLE. RONALD

Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of an unspecified number of copies bound in the publisher's scarce variant delux bright red leather binding and signed by Searle in black ink on the verso of the title page. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the scarce publishers original red Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the spine. The signed limited edition of 150 copies, and a few extra volumes, were issued in dark blue morocco and only a very small number were bound in this variant red leather. Mustard yellow endpapers. Top edge red. A beautiful, fine copy of this very amusing book. ---- "A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!". - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter.

$566.19

SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle\'s wicked world of book collecting
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SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

By SEARLE. RONALD

Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of an unspecified number of copies bound in the publisher's delux blue leather binding and signed by Searle on the verso of the title page. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the publishers original delux dark blue Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Mustard yellow endpapers. Top edge blue. This same binding was used for the 150 numbered and signed copies of this edition. A beautiful, fine copy of this very amusing book. ---- "A splendid book; for the wicked mind of Ronald Searle, for the freshness of the cartoons, for the pithiness of the glossary but most of all for reminding both booksellers and book collectors that the business can be fun!". - The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association Newsletter.

$499.58

WINNIE THE POOH.
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WINNIE THE POOH.

By MILNE. A. A. ; SHEPARD. E. H. Illustrates

Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1926. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). Illustrated throughout with beautiful line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Decorative map endpapers. A fine bright copy in original green cloth, decorated and lettered in Gilt. Top edge gilt,others untrimmed. The cloth and gilt still sharp and fresh. A beautiful copy in the original correct first impression dustwrapper which has some minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine and corner tips, and is a little toned to the spine but is still overall a bright, fresh and clean example. Overall a fine copy in better than very good dustwrapper.

$4329.65

NOW WE ARE SIX.
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NOW WE ARE SIX.

By MILNE. A. A. ; SHEPARD. E. H. Illustrates

Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1927. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). Beautifully illustrated throughout with Shepard's wonderful line drawings. A near fine copy in publishers original burgundy cloth binding with gilt stamped illustration showing Christopher Robin playing with a toy train on front board, within a gilt ruled border. Top edge gilt. Some very light offsetting to half title and last text page otherwise a very bright, tight, fresh copy in a very good original, correct 1st impression dustwrapper which has some very minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine. Minor darkening to the spine but overall a better than very good copy.

$1032.46

WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG.
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WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG.

By MILNE, A. A. ; SHEPARD. E. H. Illustrates

Methuen & Co. Ltd., London. 1924. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). With decorations by E. H. Shepard. Page ix in the second state with the numeral numbering to the bottom of the page. This is a near fine copy of Milne's first children's book with some light offsetting to the blank endpapers, otherwise clean and bright throughout. Top edge gilt. In a very good original correct 1st impression illustrated dustwrapper. Very minor chipping to top and tail of spine and a line of light browning to the bottom front panel edge and very top of the spine, otherwise a clean and fresh example of this dustwrapper. Uncommon on such good condition. A highly desirable copy of Milne's children's classic.

$5328.80

THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring - The Two Towers - The Return of the King
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The Fellowship of the Ring - The Two Towers - The Return of the King

By TOLKIEN. J. R. R

George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. 1962. THREE VOLUMES. large 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). 12th/9th/9th impressions of the first edition of the text. Each volume with fold out map at end. Page top edges stained red. Publishers red cloth, spines with gilt ring device and lettering, which is still bright. Neat inscription, dated 1962, to the front free endpaper of the first volume and somebody has tried to decipher the printed symbols across the top of the page, in ink below. Some minor marking and spotting to the fore edges but overall the pages are clean and bright throughout. Original price clipped dustwrappers, each with the correct impression statement on the inner flap. Uniform browning to spines but still overall an attractive set.

$432.97

PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.
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PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.

By RACKHAM. ARTHUR. Illustrates; BARRIE. J. M

Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1906. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.2 x 7.7 inches). Illustrated with a colour frontis and forty nine full colour plates, all mounted onto thick art paper pages at back of book, each one with a printed tissue guard. Decorative endpapers with map of Kensington Gardens. A near fine, bright and clean copy throughout in original russet cloth binding with gilt stamped decoration and lettering to front board and spine. Very minor rubbing to hinges and a small bump to the lower front board at the outer corner, but overall a beautiful clean copy of this classic. Among the very best of Rackham's work.

$1931.69

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.           With a preface by George Saintsbury
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. With a preface by George Saintsbury

By AUSTEN. JANE. ; Thomson. Hugh. Illustrates

George Allen. London 1894. FIRST HUGH THOMSON EDITION. The larger, untrimmed issue. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.4 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 101 fine engravings by Thomson. A bright, clean copy finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. ------ One of an unspecified number of copies which were issued by the publishers with untrimmed fore and lower page edges, presumably for rebinding as they were issued in a plain green binding with a printed paper label. A near fine copy of the scarce first Thomson edition in an attractive full leather binding. Hugh Thomson illustrated this work for George Allen publishers before going on to illustrate the other Austen books for Macmillan & Co. This is the scarcest of all the Thomson/Austen titles in first edition.

$1332.20

WINNIE THE POOH.
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WINNIE THE POOH.

By MILNE. A. A. Shepard. E. H. Illustrates

Methuen & co. London. 1926 . FIRST EDITION. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by E. H. Shepard. Decorative map endpapers. Internally a clean and bright copy throughout. Publishers original dark green cloth, decorated in gilt with illustration of Pooh and Christopher Robin, within a ruled border on front board. Spine ruled and lettered in Gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Very minor rubbing to the edges, area of abrasion about 1 inch x 0.5 inch to the front panel and gilt on spine a little dulled but overall a better copy than usually encountered, inside and out.

$999.15

BOY.  Tales of Childhood.
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BOY. Tales of Childhood.

By DAHL. ROALD

Puffin Books. Penguin Group. London. 1988. Reprint of the 1986 Puffin paperback edition. INSCRIBED BY DAHL on the front blank inside of the front cover. - 'To Fritz, Love, Roald Dahl'. Mono illustrations throughout. A very good copy in original full colour illustrated wrapper.

$333.05

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