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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



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



    Ship's Cat by Richard Adams



    The Boy's King Arthur by Sidney Lanier



    Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley



    An Edwardian Christmas by John, S Goodall



    An Edwardian Season by John, S Goodall



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



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



    The Adventures Of King Pausole by Pierre Louys



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



    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


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    The Wind in the Willows by Grahame, Kenneth

    (Van Nuys, CA: Raheb, Barbara J., 1981. Raheb, Barbara J.. (46)pp. One of 300 copies, signed and numbered. With full-page black & white illustrations throughout. Fine in gilt-stamped sand-colored pyroxylin. Bookplate on front paste-down. (Bradbury, p. 211). (15/16 by 3/4; 24x19mm).


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    The Roosevelt Bears Abroad by Eaton, Seymour

    Phild: Edward Stern & Company. VG. 1908. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition bound in blue cloth & boards with white lettering and co lor pastedown plate on the front board. Has 15 color plates & numerous black & white drawings by Culver. A Very Good copy. Boards are rubbed at the corners, cloth spine rubbed at the tips and along the front se am. Clean copy with good paper & tight sewing. Color plates are bright . .


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    Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude by Borden, Louise

    US: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004-02-01. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good. Illustrated by Erik Blegvad. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 461891


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    $87.35

    THE JOLLY JUMP-UPS ABC BOOK by Clyne, Geraldine

    Springfield, Mass.: Mcloughlin Bros. Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Bk hs pict. Glossy cvr bd, with scuffing. Edgwr, corners and sp ends worn, 1" scratch to back bd. Pop-ups look great with couple trs to clown; majority of the pop-ups still work correctly. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; 1 pp .


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    A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Stevenson, Robert Louis

    NY: David McKay, 1926. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: David McKay, 1926, first printing. Oblong 4to., 9 1/8" x 11 1/2", 89pp., illustrated by H. Willebeek Le Mair with 12 full page color plates, b/w pictorial endpapers. Green cloth with gilt tiles, color pictorial cover inset, decorative text border. Some fade toning to the cloth along edges, spine lettering bit dull, mild wear at the tips. Very good. . Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by LE MAIR, H. WILLEBEEK. 4to.


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    When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition) by Shepard, Ernest

    Paperback. Acceptable.


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    Wind in the willows by Grahame, Kenneth

    Original Hardcover. Publisher: Sterling Juvenile | Utg. 2005 | Original Hardcover | 208 p. | This book is brand new. | Language: Engelska | We have this book in our store house - please allow for a couple of extra days for delivery.


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    The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Penguin, UK, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Burningham, J. 240 Pages. Dustcover is marked. rubbed and chipped in places. Slipcase is slightly marked. The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. Book Description: The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger. : Amazon Review: Mole "thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before--this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the "Life Adventurous". Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society-hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other (mostly) well-meaning creatures. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12) -- : Review: ... be assured that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much entertaining as listening to this -- Daily Express, July 15, 2005: ... Includes Alan Bennett reading some of the best children's literature ever written... He does it so well that you will want to listen with your children -- Daily Express, July 14, 2005 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition. Size: 23.9 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm. 240 pages. Illustrator: Burningham, J.. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0722657463. ISBN/EAN: 9780722657461. Inventory No: X125-1258.. 9780722657461


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    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Methuen & Co Ltd, 1959. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1959. 248 pages. Green jacket over cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking.


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    $100.00

    A Flower Book: Dumpy Books for Children No. 7 by Coybee, Eden (Nellie Benson, illustrator)

    Grant Richards, London, 1903. Second edition of this scarce title in the Dumpy Books For Children. 16mo bound in buff cloth with burgundy vertical lines; 24 enchanting color plates; text and plates appear on one side of page only. Text inspired by "Flowers and Flower Lore" by Hilderic Friend. Very nice condition with light signs of wear; mild dent to top right corner; corners rubbed; top of spine a little crinkled, and spine shows slight separation at bottom of front cover. Binding secure, plates look great, a real little treasure.


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    The Cat, the Crow, and the Banyan Tree. by LIVELY, Penelope. With illustrations by Terry Milne

    Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1994. Signed by the author. First U.S. edition / First printing. Pictorial laminated boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Pe n elope Lively won the 1973 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. She won the 1976 Whitbread Children's Book Award. She won the 1987 Booker Award.


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    When We Were Very Young by Milne, A.A

    E.P. Dutton & Co., 1924 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First U.S. Edition and one of only 500 copies. Back panel of dust jacket is separated from the spine in a clean line tear; pieces missing from spine ends and chipping at corners. Book is very good; gift inscription on front free end paper; minor rubbing along the edges. Comes housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    $5.95

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Press, Paperback, 1998, Book Condition: New, Far from fading with time, Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of fantasy has attracted a growing audience in each generation. Rat, Mole, Badger and the preposterous Mr Toad (with his 'Poop-poop-poop' road-hogging new motor car), have brought delight to many through the years with their odd adventures on and by the river, and at the imposing residence of Toad Hall. . 1998. TRADE PAPERBACK.


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    When We Were Very Young by Milne, A. A

    Dutton, 1924 First US edition, one of only 500 copies, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and pieces missing, but extremely scarce in jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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    $85.00

    Summerland. by CHABON, Michael

    New York: Hyperion, 2002. Signed by the author who has drawn a baseball by his signature . This is being sold together with a promotional package of Summerland cards. First edition / First printing. White paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.


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    When We Were Very Young by Milne, A. A

    Methuen, 1924 London: Methuen & Co., 1924. Quarto. Original red cloth backed grey boards, printed paper label to upper board. One of 100 copies signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. Housed in a black quarter morocco clamshell case. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with slight tanning on the spine and fraying at the top. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. First edition.. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.


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    £55.00

    The Child's Pictorial Annual Volume by Molesworth, Mrs. et al

    London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Charles Robinson, WBA [Walter Jenks Morgan], et al. The 12 monthly parts of The Child's Pictorial for 1894 [parts 105-116] collated into a single annual. Engravings on every page, many in colour. Printed by Edmund Evans. Each part contains a selection of stories and verses for young Victorian children. Six pages of adverts [front and rear] for both books and victorian products. 222x178mm. 192 pp. Beige cloth boards with illustration and red lettering to upper board. Endpapers comprised from adverts. Corners and top/tail bumped. Beige cloth is grubby. Owner's inscription from 1896 on title page. Rear hinge broken.


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    Wind in the willows by Grahame, Kenneth

    Original Hardcover. Publisher: Walker Books Ltd | Utg. 2000 | Original Hardcover | 184 p. | This book is brand new. | Language: Engelska | We have this book in our store house - please allow for a couple of extra days for delivery.


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    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1939. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1939. Fifty Ninth Edition. 184 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards with black lettering to spine. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Rough cut page edges. Minor foxing to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's name to fep. Moderate shelf wear and markings to bowed boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Large stains to rear. Light foxing. Slight forward lean. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners.


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    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Methuen, 1956. Hardcover. Good. 1956. 248 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning.


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    The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Browning, Robert

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1970. Wraps. Very Good. #250 of 300 copies printed on Zerkall Butten paper. Color, floral patterned wraps. Unpaginated. Small press printing of this classic tale, billed in the subtitle as "A child's story. A tragic tale of misguided fiscal policy for mayors of troubled cities, presidents of large corporations and universities and very small children." VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and curling to the wrappers.


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    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Methuen & Co Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1961. 248 pages. Green jacket over cloth boards. Contains black and white illustrations. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Dust jacket is price clipped with rubbing, marking and sunning. Tears, nicks and creases to spine, edges and corners.


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    £8.00

    Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    Methuen & Co., 1957. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1957. 320 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards. Contains colour illustrations. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Boards have rub wear and marking with forward lean and sunning to spine. Scratch marks and surface tearing to front board. Bumping and scuffing to corners, edges and spine ends. Some surface drop marking with bleached spots and sticker to rear board.


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    The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico

    Michael Joseph, 1947. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1947. 31 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth with silver lettering. Mostly clean pages with light tanning throughout, and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Few small nicks to text block edges, with occasional finger marking to page edges. Former owner's name label on title page. Light tanning along spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Boards are bowed. Chipped dust jacket has a few creases, scuffs and small tears. Light tanning and foxing. Rubbing with shelf wear, and splits along spine. Some water marks.


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    The Lucky Bag Filled by Father Tuck

    London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1895. Paperback. Good -. [14] p.: illustrations (line drawings and chromolithographed illustrations); 37 cm. Chromolithographed card covers; upper edge of covers and pages is shaped to follow the front cover illustration. Front cover chromolithographed illustration is of three children, a bag of toys, and a cat chasing a mouse that has just escaped from the bag. The back cover is light green with "No. 1462," the publisher's name, and the Tuck easel emblem. Page count includes inside of both covers. Former owner's name at head of first page: Gerard S. Van Campen." Contains one or two illustrations of animals per page with short rhymes describing their behavior as human, some as puns. A very scarce Raphael Tuck & Sons children's book. In Good- Condition: covers are detached; pages are separating; 2-cm. closed tear from fore-edge of front cover; several creases in cover; light soiling throughout; complete; colors are bright.


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