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Bunnyborough

By: Aldin, Cecil

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press: [1919]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7902


Large format book 4to with 16 color plates. The book is in fair+ to good-minus condition (for a 100-year-old children's book!). The covers are rubbed along the edges and corners, brown cloth spine cover is cracked in a few spots and a bit worn. Interior pictorial end papers have some gluing ripples and general age, with some pencil erasures. Some of the pages are starting to loosen especially at the bottom gutter. Some of the plates have some chipping along the fore - o... View more info

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Cocky and the Missing Castle

By: Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth )

Price: $34.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Co Ltd: 1959

Seller ID: 7371


163 pp. With charming pen & ink illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with colour illustration of children in a street is in very nice condition with just a hint of age, NOT price clipped, bit of rubbing at top spine. Book itself has red cloth covers which are clean, interior has the number "30" in small, neat green ink on first blank, otherwise clean and fresh. A very nice copy of this lovely children's book of magic and history in the London suburbs. ; B&W I... View more info

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The Narrow Passage

By: Butterworth, Oliver

Price: $37.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6095


166 pp. Stated 1st edition, March 1973, signed by the author on the first free end paper. Original illustrated dust jacket is chipped and torn around the edges, front flap price torn off. Book itself has a small fade at bottom of the spine where the DJ was lacking, interior clean and unmarked. Another wonderful children's book from the author of The Enormous Egg -- our young hero travels to France to help an archeologist and discovers a deep cave with prehistoric drawing... View more info

A Child’s Book of Warriors

By: Canton, William

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: [1912]

Seller ID: 9029


Beautiful small octavo, about 8” x 6”, with colored illustration in the Arts & Crafts veering into the Art Nouveau style typical of the period. Illustrated end papers, a wonderful color plate at the frontis and a green and red title page, top edge gilt, 2 other color plates and 17 illustrations, 318 pages.In fairly good antiquarian condition. Covers are a bit rubbed, corners worn, spine cover has a crack across the middle and wear at the head and tail. Interior is cl... View more info

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A dozen dogs or so

By: Chalmers, Patrick R

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London/New York, Eyre & Spottiswoode; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7918


47 pp. 12 colour plates. A nice copy of this charming collaboration. Each entry is a verse from Punch Magazine with an accompanying color plate by Aldin. There are also a number of black and white illustrations in the text. Condition is good. Original brown cloth over beveled boards, show a bit of wear, some rubbing and moderate grubbiness but quite respectable. Interior has an old owner name in pencil, some foxing especially near the end papers, otherwise clean and unm... View more info

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The Little Watercress Sellers

By: Fry, Sarah Maria

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday-School Union: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003966


80 pp. Frontis plate. Black cloth spine with gilt, paper covered marbled boards. Boards are quite rubbed at corners, marbled paper torn off front board at upper left corner and scuffed and worn on back cover. Interior front end paper has remains of old church library label, , title page and plate quite foxed, foxing and age throughout, stitching showing and binding a bit fragile but holding, corner of one page torn off at bottom edge not affecting text. Aged but still ... View more info

The Wild Heart

By: Griffiths, Helen

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7179


The true first edition, published the year before the American edition, in hardcover with the original dust jacket. The DJ has a short clean tear at the front cover, some rubbing at extremities, protected in Mylar. Front flap has been price clipped. Book itself is clean and unmarked, interior clean and unmarked. This is the true first edition of Helen Griffiths wonderful story about "La Bruja", the horse born on the South American pampa, a cross between a thoroug... View more info

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Little Pink Crystals a magic story

By: Huxtable, Grace

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7870


154 pages. Charming illustrations by Huxtable. First edition with very scarce original paper dust jacket. Brown paper dust jacket with red lettering and b/w illustration of a magic personage on a horse with a little girl. DJ is browned with chips and edge wear, dj spine has some humidity staining and chipping at tips, front flap price clipped. Book itself is linen, quite clean, interior first end papers have browning from the dust jacket flaps, gift inscript, otherwise ... View more info

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The Fabulous Haircut

By: Judah, Aaron

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6528


83 pp. Scarce edition with rare dust jacket. Light blue and white DJ in good condition, save price cilip inside front on bottom. Brown cloth boards. Book is in good condition, clean with no marks, and only minimal exterior wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1949

Seller ID: 7238


1949 on the title page, no date on the verso. Illustrated throughout with b/w drawings. Turqoise pictorial dust jacket has some chips and tears, starting to separate at flap joint, front flap price clipped. Turquoise cloth covers are clean, map end papers, interior clean and fresh, bit of shelf soil to edges but otherwise a nice copy. ; 398 pages View more info

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The death of the dragon New fairy tales

By: Morton, J. B. (Illustrated by George Morrow)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6897


187 pp. Green cloth boards. Book is in good condition. Covers slightly faded, corners rubbed. Interior is clean with some minor spotting throughout. View more info

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All About Peter Rabbit

By: Potter, Beatrix; Hartley, Dick & L. Kirby-Parrish

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Cupples & Leon Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6963


47 pp. Illustrated red/pink cloth boards. Covers are worn with spine and hinges cracking. Taped at top and bottom of spine. Interior is clean with no marks. ; 47 pages View more info

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Let's Be Absurd. A Book of Unnatural History for Children Eight to Eighty

By: Riddell, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004559


no date but circa late 30s. 125 pp, illustrated throughout from end paper to end paper. Plate at frontis. Cream cloth covers with two blue bunnies are quite grubby, spine darkened. Interior gift inscription dated 1941, hinges just starting, page 17 has a price sticker mark right in the middle of the illustration, page 119 (the Tiddley and Wink page on Prohibition) has a small hole at the bottom margin, otherwise clean if definitely read. A peculiar little book using anim... View more info

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Escape from France

By: Welch, Ronald

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Criterion Books: 1961

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 6016


183 pp. An ex-lib copy, covers are not too bad, bit of soil at bottom edge, interior end papers have library stamps and stains from tape that has been removed, title page has another ibrary stamp, no sign of pocket. Another exciting and beautifully written novel for early teens from Ronald Welch (and especially good for boys, although girls will like it too). "Learning that his French relatives are threatened with imprisonment and execution during the turbulent years... View more info