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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.

    At the Sign Of the Queen Pedauque by Anatole France

    Ship's Cat by Richard Adams

    The Boy's King Arthur by Sidney Lanier

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

    Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

    An Edwardian Christmas by John, S Goodall

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

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

    The Adventures Of King Pausole by Pierre Louys

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

    An Edwardian Season by John, S Goodall

    Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings

    The Man Who Invented the Future by Franz Born

    The Streets Of Ankh Morpork by Stephen Briggs

    The Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper's Feast by Alan and Plomer, William:Richard Fitter Aldridge

    The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshopper's Feast by Alan and Plomer, William Aldridge

Children's Illustrated Books & Ephemera



    The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Kenneth Grahame

    Paperback. New. A story of animal cunning and human camaraderie. It features cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter, who brings a whimsical sensibility to the Threads.



    Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Paperback. New.



    The Little Lame Prince and The Adventures of a Brownie by Mulock, Dinah Maria

    Garden City, New York: Children's Classics, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good +. Colleen Browning. Colour frontispiece plus 11 double page and 5 full page wood-cut illustrations. Two different stories with the Brownie story being in 6 parts. Maroon cloth covered boards with silver and black titling to backstrip. Yellow ochre coloured endpapers. 192pp. 215x143mm. Nice clean copy with no issues.



    The Story of Aaron by Joel Chandler Harris

    New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Oliver Herford. Joel Chandler Harris The Story of Aaron is for sale from The First Edition. Joel Chandler Harris The Story of Aaron has the original beige coloured binding with the front board that features a large illustration by Oliver Herford of two young people upon a large black horse with the title above in bright gilt. The spine of the book also has black lettering, and the back board bearing a rabbit motif in a circle in black to the centre. The binding is in Very Good condition with the front board being extremely clean and attractive, the back board having light black marks, and there are knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. Joel Chandler Harris The Story of Aaron pages are very clean and in overall Very Good condition with only the lightest of age toning to the margins, slight cracking/tear to the paper in the joint of the front free endpaper (cosmetic not structural), and the Frontispiece partly detached but still bound into the book, with all the other pages being bound in. Internally, this is an extremely attractive Joel Chandler Harris first edition book from 1896. OTHC158



    School Girl’s Stories Annual by Louis Wain

    London, circa 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/no dust jacket. Louis Wain. School Girl’s Stories Annual containing Louis Wain cats and Louis Wain articles is for sale. The Louis Wain articles are Louis Wain How I Draw My Cats, Louis Wain How Animals Study Their Appearance, and Studies of Cats From Louis Wain’s Sketch Book articles that are packed with Louis Wain cats illustrations. These articles are by Louis Wain and are in his own words. Additionally, School Girl’s Annual contains numerous Louis Wain cat illustrations. The School Girl’s Stories Annual measures 11.25 x 8.75 inches (approximate) with the front board bearing an illustration of a young girl with her horse. The original binding is in Very Good condition with light dust marks to the front board and back board, corner knocks, edge wear, light fading to the spine, slight knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. The School Girl’s Stories Annual has 127 numbered pages packed with children’s short stories that are wonderfully illustrated by Louis Wain and other children’s book artists, as well as illustrated articles by Louis Wain himself which is very scarce. The pages are in overall Very Good condition with light spotting throughout. LW008



    The Fairy Book by D.M. Craik

    London: Macmillan, 1923. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket. Warwick Goble. The Fairy Book 1923 illustrated by Warwick Goble is for sale. The Fairy Book has 25 fairy tales illustrated by Warwick Goble. The Fairy Book has its original binding. The Fairy Book has the original publisher’s red boards that is decorated to the front with a circular gilt decoration. The boards are in Good condition with wear and marks to the front, only slight to the back board, and wear to the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are in Good to Very Good condition with occasional foxing marks to the margins and edges. All of the Warwick Goble plates are present and looking stunning with bright vivid colours, with the colour plate opposite page 30 loosely inserted and having a small marginal tear. OTHC059



    Castle Of Comfort by Atherton Leslie

    Unclipped DJ Has Chip To Spine. Green Cloth Boards Stamped In Red Text With Motiff To Front Panel.Minor Age Marks To E.P.S.Very Clean Text.Solid Square Copy Of Very RARE Title 153pp



    The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co, circa 1923. Original Binding. Very Good. John R. Neill . The Scarecrow of Oz first edition early issue is for sale. The Scarecrow of Oz is written by L. Frank Baum and is superbly illustrated by John R. Neill. This edition of The Scarecrow of Oz was published by The Reilly & Britton Co Chicago, USA. in circa 1923. The list of titles to the reverse of the Half Title Page ends with the Wizard of Oz book The Cowardly Lion of Oz that was published in 1923. This wonderful Wizard of Oz book measures 7.00 x 9.25 inches (approximately),312 numbered pages, 12 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout this stunning Wizard of Oz book. The original green cloth board has a picture label pasted to the front and an illustration to the spine.  The binding is in Very Good condition being complete with wear to the front board, spine and back board, and fading to the spine. The original front endpapers and rear endpapers have a wonderful double page black illustration on a white background.  The Dedication Page for “This Book Belongs To” has an inscription in a neat hand dated 1929.  The Copyright Page has the words: “Copyright 1915 by L Frank Baum All Rights Reserved”. There are 288 numbered pages packed with stunning black and white illustrations and all 12 full page colour plates are present. The pages are in overall Good condition with age toning. LFB005



    BABY'S ANIMAL ALPHABET The Ins and Outs of the Wild and Domestic World by Delius, John

    England: L. G. Stahl. Very Good. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean pictorial glossy paper covered boards. Cloth spine. Rubbed edges and front corners. Numerous duotone illustrations (blue & green) . Text tight, clean & intact. Prior owners signature. Two folded down corners ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages .



    More Monarchs of Merry England� by Roland Carse

    London: T. Fisher Unwin, circa 1903�. Boards. Very Good +/no dust jacket. William Heath Robinson. The William Heath Robinson More Monarchs of Merry England original thick bevelled boards have a stunning decoration in colour to the front board and back board and are in Good condition with corner knocks and wear; wear to the top and bottom of the spine with slight loss; and a tear and repair to the spine. The William Heath Robinson More Monarchs of Merry England pages are unpaginated and have wonderful full page William Heath Robinson colour illustrations throughout the book, with smaller black and white William Heath Robinson illustrations. The pages are very clean and in overall Very Good condition with an inscription and date to the top right hand corner of the front free endpaper.� WHR013



    The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Browning Robert (illus. Kate Greenaway)

    Warne, London undated reprint, prob. 1980s, hb, dw, pictorial boards, square 4to, illustrated in colour, fine/fine..



    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Paperback. New.



    Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross by Edmund Dulac

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Edmund Dulac. The Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross dust jacket is in Very Good condition with a short closed tear to the edge of the spine to the top of the dust jacket (no paper loss), wear to the top and bottom of the spine, wear to the corners of the dust jacket, and some dust staining. However, the pasted Edmund Dulac colour illustration is in Fine condition and this scarce Edmund Dulac dust jacket still looks extremely attractive. The Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross measures an impressive 8.50 x 11.00 inches (approx.) and has its original green cloth binding and is profusely decorated to the front board. The Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross is a magnificent and collectable early charity book. The Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross binding is extremely attractive and in Very Good condition with only very minor faults of corner knocks and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. This is a very collectable binding for Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross that still looks fresh today one hundred years after being published. There are 135 printed pages in Very Good to Near Fine condition containing stories and songs from leading story writers such as Hans Andersen. The Edmund Dulac Picture Book for the French Red Cross is beautifully illustrated throughout with 20 Edmund Dulac tipped-in full colour plates, all of which are present and in Fine condition. ED008



    Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    Chicago: The Reilly and Lee Company, 1908. Popular Edition. Original Binding. Very Good +. John R. Neill. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz Popular Edition accredited to 1908 to the illustrated Copyright Page is for sale. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz was just the fourth in the series of Wizard of Oz books. The author of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is L. Frank Baum and the illustrator is John R. Neill. The front board has a very attractive illustration by John R. Neill with a plain back board and an illustrated spine. The original binding is in Very Good condition with light marks to the front board, wear to the edges of the spine, fading to the spine, and light marks to the back board. There are 238 numbered pages with numerous one-page illustrations by John R. Neill.  The pages are in overall Very Good condition with foxing to the illustrated front endpapers and rear endpapers, foxing to the title page, but with all other pages being very clean. This is a wonderful and collectable vintage Wizard of Oz book. LFB001



    Alice in Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis

    Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots, [1932]. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Gwynedd Hudson. 12 fabulous colour plates by Gwynedd Hudson, who must be one of the enjoyable Alice illustrators, together with black/white/orange wood-cut decoration and illustrations on the other pages. Each colour plate is protected by a tissue guard that has a short quotation and small illustration. This edition was published to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Lewis Carroll's birth. With the original and hard to find dust jacket that has a colour illustration pasted on to it. The scarlet cloth binding is decorated with heavy gilt illustration. End papers have small black and orange vignettes. Dedication block on prelim is not signed. 255x200mm. 180pp. Condition: DJ complete but tears have been repaired with archival tape from the underside. Upper cloth board has some fading which seems to have bled through around the colour illustration pasted on to the dj. Previous owner's name in discrete writing on top of ffep. All colour plates in fine condition.



    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Paperback. New.



    The Child in the Midst. A Guide to New Sunday School Methods by Hayes, Ernest B

    London: Methodist Sunday School Dept., 1936 Hardback, 125mm x 188mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). 143pp with a frontispiece plate and 5 further text figs. Very good, in the original black-printed, illustrated green cloth-covered boards/black titles, and with edge-chipped, but otherwise very good, unclipped dust-wrapper.. Sixth, Revised & Rewritten Edn, 1st Thus. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Good.



    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Hardback. New. Kenneth Grahame's enchanting children's classic, illustrated in colour



    Sale LN8604/Auction 11 November 1998 : Illustrated Books, Children's Books and Related drawings. by SOTHEBY'S - LONDON

    84 pp. 367 nos. Illus in b/w and color. Wrs. ; 4to .




    London: Methuen & Co, 1925. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. E.H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co. 1925. E.H. Shepard. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, eleventh printing in the original navy cloth, gilt titles, rules and decorations, teg., pictorial endpapers decorated by E.H. Shepard, (inobtrusive previous owner's tiny contemporary note on the half-title)dated 1925, in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper, gently sunned at the spine and lightly chipped at the heel and the crown. Small 8vo. 100 pp. A very nice copy.



    Catalogue No.1533/n.d: Law, Economics, Philosophy, Theology and History. Cookery, Education, Folklore and Mysticism, ... by EDWARDS, FRANCIS - LONDON

    Wrs. 1002 nos. 61pp.; 8vo .



    Quacky Doodles' and Danny Daddles' Book by Rose Strong Hubbell

    P. F. Volland, Chicago, IL, 1916. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Gruelle, Johnny. There are small tears on a couple of pages. Minor glue damage on front endpaper. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Pages are tight and clean. Two previous owner's inscriptions (most likely mother and daughter) on the ownership page. Cover is moderately soiled, with substantial edgewear. Illustrator: Gruelle, Johnny. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Children; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001109. .



    East of the Sun and West of the Moon Old Tales from the North by ASBJÖRNSEN, Peter Christen q Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

    Doran, 1914. Quarto. nd, but 1914. The true American 1st edn. Twenty-five colour plates mounted on captioned leaves. 19x 25 cm. Purple spine, black boards and illustrated pastedown on front cover. Gold and black decorative endpapers. A tight, unfoxed copy. Spine and front lettering faded. Owner's inscription to blank prelim. Waterstain confined to fep and first prelim. Boards worn and bumped. Text block clean and bright. All plates perfect save the first which has an inoffensive 2cm corner crease.. First Edition. Blind Stamped Cloth. Illus. by Kay Nielsen. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    Little Pancho by Leo Politi

    Viking Press, New York, NY, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Politi, Leo. Signed by Author. Size: 16mo - over 5 3/4" - 6 3/4" tall. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Dust Jacket has chunks missing, but is otherwise intact, with both flaps. Corners are bumped. DJ is now protected in mylar cover. Illustrator: Politi, Leo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Children; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001156. .



    Gladwyn Goes To Town by Callan Paul

    Lightly Marked Unclipped DJ Has Two Short Tears To Top Edge Of Front Panel.Turquoise Boards Stamped In Gilt Text.Very Clean Text. 86pp

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