London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press: 
Seller ID: 7902
Condition: Good with no dust jacket
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 - or bottom edges with loss to the black borders. Text pages are a bit toned and one page has incipient cracks near the gutter. ... View More...
75 pp. In French. With wonderful charming black and white illustrations. French blue card covers with golden sabot boat with a white sail. Covers are faded, some corner wear, spine bit grubby and chipped but still intact. Inside, paper is a little yellow but otherwise clean and good. A lovely little book of illustrated poems for children.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 75 pages View More...
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 drawings...and a very strange old man. Lots of fun. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pages; Signed by Author View More...
London/New York, Eyre & Spottiswoode; Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928
Seller ID: 7918
Condition: Good with no dust jacket
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 unmarked. ; 47 pages View More...
Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1951
Seller ID: 9896
214 pp. Junior Edition, issued by Doubleday in 1951. Wonderful illustrations by the author. Dark red hard covers with black embossed image of a house. Edges rubbed, spine joints rubbed and just starting to separate. Interior green end papers with aprons, witches' hats, brooms and "plum pudding surprise" . Rear has removed library pocket remains, half title old owner inscript, verso of title page has library stamp, a small stain to the fore-edge, otherwise nice. A classic and satisfying story about trying to fit in, meeting other people who don't quite, and finding out the world is an i... View More...
Philadelphia, American Sunday-School Union: 1856
Seller ID: 003966
Condition: Fair with no dust jacket
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 a charming Sunday School story, very Victorian.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View More...
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 thoroughbred and a wild pony. While she was still a foal her mother was killed by lightning and La Bruja learnt early to fight for h... View More...
London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1938
Seller ID: 7870
Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket
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 clean and nice. A scarce title at all, very scarce with the dust jacket -- which is worn but still quite intact. Children f... View More...
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...