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    The Wind In the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

    The Pied Piper Of Hamelin by Robert Browning

    Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus , published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper , a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation. In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

    When We Were Very Young by A A Milne

    This collection of poetry by A. A. Milne has been delighting children and adults alike since being published in 1924.  While dated, most of the poems remain magical and relevant to today's children, as they are both simple and humorous.

    Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

    Paul Gallico was born in New York in 1892. He became a minor celebrity as a sports writer and then began writing short stories for magazines. Gallico went on to write many more short stories and novels, including The Poseidon Adventure in 1969. He died in 1976.

    We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome

    ARTHUR RANSOME was born in Leeds in 1884. He had an adventurous life -- as a baby he was carried by his father to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a peak that is 2,276 ft high! He went to Russia in 1913 to study folklore and in 1914, at the start of World War I he became a foreign correspondent for the Daily News . In 1917 when the Russian Revolution began he became a journalist and was a special correspondent of the Guardian . He played chess with Lenin and married Trotsky's personal secretary, Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina. On his return to England, he bought a cottage near Windermere in the Lake District and began writing children's stories. He published the first of his children's classics, the twelve Swallows and Amazons books, in 1930. In 1936 he won the first ever Carnegie Medal for his book, Pigeon Post . He died in 1967.

    The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

    Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter.  Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student.  During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers.  After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else.  Raymond has always found it unfavorable to sustain a consistent illustration style for a long period of time.  He is always seeking to try something else new and different with his work.  Some of Raymond's best known works are The Snowman , The Man , and The Bear .  The setting for The Snowman is based on Raymond's own house and garden, which is in Sussex, England at the foot of South Downs, a few miles from Brighton.  

    The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil by J R R Tolkien

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962. The book contains 16 poems, only two of which deal with Tom Bombadil, a character who is most famous for his encounter with Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (the first volume in Tolkien's best-selling The Lord of the Rings). The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. Two of the poems appear in The Lord of the Rings as well.

    Farmer Giles Of Ham by J R R Tolkien

    The editors of the best-selling rediscovered Tolkien novel Roverandom present an expanded fiftieth anniversary edition of Tolkien's beloved classic Farmer Giles of Ham, complete with a map, the original story outline, the original first-edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel. Farmer Giles of Ham is a light-hearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon. It is a small gem of a tale that grows more delightful with each rereading.

    We Are All In the Dumps With Jack and Guy by Maurice Sendak

    At the Sign Of the Queen Pedauque by Anatole France

    The Adventures Of King Pausole by Pierre Louys

    Ship's Cat by Richard Adams

    An Edwardian Christmas by John, S Goodall

    The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast by Alan Aldridge

    Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

    An Edwardian Season by John, S Goodall

    An Edwardian Summer by John, S Goodall

    The Streets Of Ankh Morpork by Terry; Briggs, Stephen Pratchett

    The Boy's King Arthur by Sidney Lanier

    The Ship's Cat by Richard / Aldridge, Alan Adams

    An Edwardian Holiday by John, S Goodall

    The Quest That Gleams Signed By Author by Mabel Lindsey Vick

    The Eucharistic Theology Of Jeremy Taylor Today by H R McAdoo

Children's Illustrated Books & Ephemera



    The Wind in the Willows. by Grahame, Kenneth

    8vo. London: Methuen & Co., 1908. 8vo, (6), 302 pp., frontispiece by Graham Robertson with tissue guard. Original blue green cloth with pictorial gilt designs on backstrip and upper cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth with a few marks, worn at joints and corners, front hinge cracked, scattered foxing throughout. An unsophisticated copy in a custom folding box. First edition of the timeless adventures of Ratty, Mole, and Mr Toad, which originated in letters Grahame wrote to his seven-year old son “Mouse”. Methuen wasn’t sure what to make of the book, “no lighthearted story about a countryside community of animals but a long and ramifying fable”, (Grolier 100) and released it on its adult rather than juvenile list, but children and their parents understood it from the start and a second edition was required with a month of publication. By the time of the E.H. Shepard illustrated edition in 1932 the book was recognised as a children’s classic. Grolier Children’s 100 #61. Cotsen I, 696.



    ASTERIX LEGIONARIO Una Adventura De Asterix by GOSCINNY , UDERZO ,

    BARCELONA: GRIJALBO DARGAUD SA, 1980 Large slim Laminated H/b. Spanish Text. VG , Dargaud 1st ed thus. Adult, child, collector alike.[childrens - Educational - fun while learning] Asterix Colour Comic Strip illustrated , Goscinny & Uderzo.48pp.Extremely popular Asterix humour has been translated into many languages. [ No inscsp. tight binding, clean throughoyut , paper starting to tan to edges] light cover edgewear & handling soil.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale.



    Little Masters of Germany, The by Scott, William Bell

    Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington; London. , 1880. Good. Publishers cloth. Ex-library; usual stamps and markings. 128pp.. Hard. 12mo. 7 1/2".. Good. Illus. by Illustrated in b/w. .




    London: KINGFISHER, 1995 FINE H/b in VG+ D/j. large Slim. Colour illustrated by Artist Diz Wallis [ Battle of the Beasts etc ] with 9 stories by Antonio Barber [ The Mousehole Cat etc ] A Childrens author who grew up with Ballet. 80pps includes 2 pages to rear with Notes on 9 Famous ballet tales. 80pp. [ book as new, No inscsp.] Dust Jacket not price clipped,slight wrinkling to top rear edge , very minor dot scuff to some corners. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.



    Auktion 72. 17 Oktober 1998: Literatur Und Buchillustration Des 17-19, Jahrhuderts, Kinderbücher, Autographen... by BASSENGE BERLIN

    335pp. 2935nos. illus in b/w and colour. Wrs. * with prices and index .



    The "Pop-up" Mickey Mouse and The "Pop-Up" Minnie Mouse by Walt Disney Studios (staff)

    New Yorkl (1933): Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. Octavo. Mickey with 3 color pop-ups, frontispiece hand colored by a child, some soiling and finger marks to text, small tape mend to last pop-up. Minnie with 3 pop-ups, second pop-up lacking one of Minnie's arms, some toning to text. Both volumes bound in pictorial paper covered boards, rubbed and with wear to spine ends and corners. A good set of this early Disney Mickey.



    The Louisa M Alcott Girls' Book by Alcott, Louisa M

    London, Bombay, Sydney: George Harrap & Company Ltd., 1933. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Percy Tarrant. This fairly substantial volume contains two books - the well known Little Women and the lesser known Good Wives. There are 8 colour plates, 4 each per story. Unusual with original dust jacket, not price clipped - 3'6. Blue cloth covered boards with dark blue lettering to cover and backstrip. Very good condition. Slight chipping to upper/lower edge of spine to dj. Slight fading along upper edge of book where dj exposed the cloth. Contents appears unread.




    LONDON: Humphrey Milford, 1927 RARE.H/b Large & slim.Green Illustrated paper covered boards with banded christmas scene. and white titles. 280x215mm approx. Unpaginated. Collection of stories by various authors and with numerous illustrations of which frontis colour plate, colour line illustrated title page Full page colour line illustration by F Harrison of young girl and night watchman, vignettes, end pieces and other line illustrations mainly by M S Reeve. A scarce children's book 030:053 in the Opie collection of which we can find no offerings on the internet at the time of listing and the only copies listed on Copac are held at Oxford and the British Library. Good (Book- A little general shelf wear and soiling. Gift inscription xmas 1933 to front free end paper. Discreet Bentalls Ltd Store sticker to front paste down. A little light foxing to end papers. Several of the line illustrations have been coloured in by a child's hand and for that reason the book has only been graded as good and price adjustment made accordingly). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale.



    The Yearling by Rawlings, Marjorie

    Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. boards are shelf worn, chipped and knocked. foxing, staining and marks. minor scribbling. fair copy.[SK]



    Grannie's Little Rhyme Book; No. 1 of Old Nursery Rhymes by Illustrated By H. Willebeek Le Mair

    London / Philadelphia: Augener Ltd. / David McKay. Hardcover. Good. H. Willebeek Le Mair. [1914] Nicely presented with a traditional nursery rhyme on the left page and a colour illustration opposite. All rhymes and illustrations presented in a floral garland border. Ten rhymes and 10 illustrations in total. Oblong format. This was one of a series of 6 Nursery Rhyme books by le Mair. Specific condition: Binding: Edges worn; some cover paper loss to backstrip. Stringing loose but intact. Interior: Crease along title page. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.



    Sale 26th June 1989, Drawings : Natural History, Japan & China, School Pictures / Topography : Belgium, Germany / the Netherlands : Amsterdam, Gelderland, Rotterdam, Utrecht ) by BEIJERS - UTRECHT

    Wrs.. 58pp. 483 nos. Illus. in b/w and colour. Incl. auction results, sale 17-18 april 1989.; 8vo. .


    AUD $45.00

    Farmer Giles of Ham. The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom. by Tolkien, J.R.R

    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973. Octavo size (13.5 x 20.5cm), 80 pages. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket, protected in removeable plastic sleeve. Very Good cream cloth hard covers, with blue dragon design on front & blue titles to spine, slight shelf wear to base. Internally, book block very tight and clean, no inscriptions. Very Good Dustjacket has wear to corners & top of spine, slight darkening to spine and handling soiling, now protected. Although first published in 1949 this 10th impression is identical to the original, with the Latin sub-title and all Pauline Baynes illustrations. This is a comic medieval fable describing the encounters between Farmer Giles and the wily dragon, Chrysophylax; with other mythical creatures, medieval knights and primitive firearms. Pauline Baynes has delightfully illustrated 'dragon' endpapers, two 3-colour plates and many detailed black & white line drawings, as well as the dustjacket. Very Good Condition. . First Edition - 10th Impression.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Pauline Diana Baynes. Octavo size (13.5 x 20.5cm).




    London: COLLINS, 1999 FINE Square Laminated H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st.3579108642.Children's Colour illustrated.Larger font text for younger child.Percy the Park Keeper series with all his aniaml friends.Nick Butterworth. Percy has made his own special lawn mower... [ book Fine, no inscsp] matching scene to ust Jacket, not price-clipped. in near fine with small crease to top spine area. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.


    AUD $125.00

    William and the Pop Singers by Crompton,R

    London: George Newnes, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Green cloth boards, gilt titles + dustwrapper (Very good minor edge faults) - price clipped. Illust by Henry Ford. Pp 190, frontis. Size 13 x 19cms



    Het Boek in Kleuterland. by NIJKAMP, W.M

    Assen, Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen, n.d.118pp. Wrs. .



    Bonzo's Seaside Holiday by STUDDY, G.E. & JELLICOE, GEORGE

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1922. Stapled pictorial wraps. Seven full colour plates in short 20 page booklet. One of 6 titles in series. Edgewear o/w sharp.. 1st Canadian Edition. Wraps. VG. 12 Mo.



    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    London: Puffin Books. Good/No Jacket. 1994. 5th Impression. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .



    An Edwardian Holiday by GOODALL, John S

    New York: Atheneum, 1979. Fine/Fine. First American edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper. The American edition is less common than the U.K. edition.



    Sale 29/30 November 1989: Illustrated and Private Press Books, Children's Books and Juvenilia, The Performing Arts, Related Drawings. by SOTHEBY'S - LONDON

    480 nos. 167pp. Richly illus. in b/w. Wrs. .



    Sale 2 November 1995: Illustrated Books, Children's Books, Perfoming Art and Related Drawings. by SOTHEBY'S - LONDON

    576 nos. 105pp. Richly illus. in b/w & colour. Wrs.; 4to .



    Trudi & Pia by Hegi, Ursula

    Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 2003-03-01. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. Illustrated by Giselle Potter. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 460729



    Crisis En Fascisme in Nederlands Verhalend Proza, 1930-1940 by SCHOLTEN, HARRY

    Wrs. pp.7-12 in Bzzletin no.72: Het Interbellum, January 1980. 80 pp. Illus. in b/w.; 4to .



    Evenings at Home ; or the Juvenile Budget Opened. by AIKIN & BARBAULD

    London. 1852. Seventeenth Edition. Buckram. Illus. with fine engravings after Harvey, and a frontispiece by John Gilbert. 495 pp. Uncut.; 8vo .



    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis

    London: J. Coker & Co. Ltd., [1930's]. Hardcover. Good. Bessie Pease [Gutmann]. Eight colour plates [incl frontis] by Bessie Pease and black and white embellishments around the border of every page by G. P. Micklewright make this a very nicely presented edition of Alice. Grey paper boards with colour paste down illustration to upper board and red cloth backstrip. 255x190mm. 164pp. Corners worn. Old damp stain along lower edge of upper board. Front hinge partially cracked [about 1/3]. Minor brown spotting on prelims and last page.



    The Post-Tridentine English Primer. by BLOM, J.M

    Catholic Record Society. 1982. Wrs. Catholic Record Society publications (monograph series) volume 3. viii + 282pp. Index.; 8vo .

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