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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

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 info

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Mon beau sabot dore

By: Bertin, Marcelle; Maeterlinck

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Desclee, de Brouwer: 1911

Seller ID: 9726

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 info

Children of other days and other lands

By: BOWMAN, F.L. & WALTER, L.Edna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, A.C. Black: c. 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9208

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB 12. viii, 88pp + 2 unnumbered pages. Frontis, colour and black and white plates. Book has green cloth hardcover with black text on spine. Wear on covers and spine, marks on covers, bumping on head and tail. Book plate on front pastedown and personal note written on front flyleaf, front inner hinge is cracked. Text is clear and unmarked. ; 98 pages 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

ISBN: 0316119121

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


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 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

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 info

The People Upstairs

By: Cote, Phyllis N.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 9896

Condition: Good


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 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

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 info

The Wild Heart

By: Griffiths, Helen

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7179

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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 info

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Little Pink Crystals a magic story

By: Huxtable, Grace

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1938

Edition: First Edition

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 info

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The Fabulous Haircut

By: Judah, Aaron

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6528

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0333088727

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


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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Myself When Young: A Boy in Persia Signed by author

By: Mirza, Youel Benjamin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9754

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


260 pp. Colour illustration at frontis, and title page has a colour frame. Black and white illustrations throughout. Green cloth with a stylized yellow image. Front cover has a small scar and some fading, with Mylar protective jacket. Brightly coloured end papers. A gift inscription from the author on the half title. Frontis plate has two staple marks at top margin. A biographical article about Mirza is tucked into the pages, otherwise clean and nice. An unusual signature, nice copy of this interesting book for children about growing up in Persia. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" ... 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

Condition: Good


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