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MILNE, A. A.. The house at pooh corner. London. Metheun & Co. Ltd., [1928]. First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 178pp, [1]. Illustrated throughout by E. H. Shepard. Original publisher's rose cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Rubbed and sunned, dustwrapper worn, marked, and creased, substantial loss and tearing to lower wrapper. Endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21746
SLADE, Gurney. In lawrence's bodyguard. London. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1931. First U.K. edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 9-288pp. Original publisher's crimson buckram, decorated in black. Lightly rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21973
[HABBERTON, John]. Helen's babies. With some account of their ways: innocent, droll, fascinating, roguish, mischievous, and naughty. Also, a partial record of their actions during ten days of their existence. By their latest victim, uncle harry. Glasgow. David Bryce & Son, 1877. First British edition. 8vo. [2], 183pp, [1]. Engraved title page laid-down, original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper (laid-down) bound-in. Attractively bound by Riviere & Son in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, T.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19077
[BIBLE - English, Games]. The Scripture Text Pastime. London. A.N. Myers, 15 Berners Street, 1862. Box dimensions 205 x 135 mm. Contents, presumably incomplete but not largely so, comprise illuminated capitals, printed on one side in gold on stiff card in red (24) and green (24); lower case letters printed on one side of stiff card, verso blank, in red (72), black (76) and blue (75), and blank word spacers (16). With one folded leaf of rules, printed in black on both sides; one stiff card ... More > £ 1,140.00 Antiquates Ref. 21902
[BIBLE - English, Games]. The Bible Treasure-Seekers' Game: or, Play Concordance. A Sunday Diversion for the Young: Spiritual Profit for the Old. Affords a happy hour of healthful intellectual exercise in the Home; the Sunday School, the Christian Endeavour Society, &c. Birmingham. C. Caswell, [s.d., c.1880?] Box dimensions 145 x 95 mm. 12 packs of printed biblical reference cards, grouped thematically and numbered sequentially in the order of the Biblical Books, each contained within a lettered paper wrapper: Sword, Heart, Fruit, Sheep - each with 32 cards; Tree, Mother - each with 28 cards; Grass - with 27 cards (perhaps missing one?); Lion - with 26 cards; Sacrifice, Redemption, Money, Dew - each with 24 cards. With ... More > £ 540.00 Antiquates Ref. 21901
[GAMES - Shapes]. Kindergarten Occupation and Amusement. Figure Laying. [Made in Germany]. A.N.M. & Co. [i.e. A.N. Myers], [s.d., c.1890s?] Box dimensions 210 x 155 mm. 5 sheets of printed coloured geometrical shape examples, and nine compartments with hundreds of stiff card shapes, in different colours, contained within nine compartments of a patterned paper-covered box, titled to lid. Worn and marked, with loss and pen trials to box, and a detached lid. Sheets marked and soiled, with some loss to corners and pen trials to verso. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 21903
[WALKS WITH MAMMA]. Walks with mamma; or, stories in words of one syllable. With engravings. London. Grant and Griffith, successors to John Harris, Corner of St. Paul's Chuchyard, [s.d., c.1843-50s] 12mo. 48pp. With eight large, hand-coloured vignette woodcuts. Stab stitched within original publisher's stiff orange paper wrappers. With a small contemporary printed label 'Sold by Forbes & Knibb, Booksellers, Southampton' to upper wrapper at foot. Slightly rubbed, short tears at head and foot of spine. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21356
SULLIVAN, W.F.. Juvenile sketches; or, the history of Mrs. Barton and her Little Family. Illustrated with some instructive stories for the youth of both sexes. London. Printed and sold by Dean & Munday, Threadneedle-Street, 1818. Third edition. 12mo, erratically mis-signed. [2], 5-56pp. [2]. With folding engraved frontispiece, two further engraved plates, all three after Isaac Cruikshank, and a terminal blank. Original buff printed paper wrappers. Rubbed to surfaces and extremities, corners slightly dog-eared, occasional pencil marking to text. Marginal tear to A6 without loss. Early ink inscription (J.M. Gresley?) to verso of upper wrapper. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 21355
[SHERWOOD, Mrs. Mary Martha]. Waste not, want not. London. The Religious Tract Society, 1837. 12mo. 72pp. With numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's pictorial paper wrappers. Without spine panel, dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Inked and pencilled ownership inscriptions to recto of FFEP and foot of p.70. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21894
[FAIRY TALE]. The flower basket. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. First edition. 12mo. 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green roan-backed drab paper boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, marked, and discoloured, some splitting to joints. Inked gift inscription to verso of damp-stained frontispiece, offsetting to title page, occasional spotting. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 21135
RICHMOND, Legh, Rev.. The dairyman's daughter: an authentic narrative. London. Printed for the Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1831] 16mo. 158pp. With a woodcut frontispiece, a further seven full-page woodcut illustrations in the text, and three woodcut vignettes. Contemporary (original?) sheep, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, joints splitting, loss to head of spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21884
MORGAN, Louisa. Baron bruno; or, the unbelieving philosopher, And other fairy Stories. London. Macmillan and Co., 1875. First edition. 8vo. [6], 259pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further six engraved plates by R. Caldecott. Without terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary green morocco, stamped in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, inked prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21561
DICK, Philip K.. Nick and the Glimmung. London. Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1988. Uncorrected proof copy. 8vo. [2], 141pp, [1]. Original publisher's powder blue wrappers, pictorial dustwrapper. Very slight shelf wear. A fine copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21484
[CHARLIE AND JEANIE]. Charlie and jeanie in the country. London. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1859]. First edition. 8vo. 45pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and three engraved vignettes. Original publisher's printed pictorial powder blue wrappers. A trifle rubbed and creased, slight chipping to spine. Near contemporary inked gift inscription to FEP, frontispiece spotted, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20990
LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor dolittle and the green canary. London. Published by Jonathan Cape, [1951]. First U.K. edition. 8vo. 286pp. With an illustrated colour frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations by the author in the text. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in dark green, pictorial dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper toned and edgeworn, loss to head of spine, priceclipped. Pictorial endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 17339
SLADE, Gurney. Led by lawrence. London. Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., [s.d., 1934?] 'The Magnet Library' edition. 8vo. 288pp. With an illustrated colour frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered and ruled in black, pictorial dustwrapper. Rubbed and marked, dustwrapper creased, edgeworm, and soiled, some loss to head and foot of spine panel, paper repairs to verso. Very occasional light spotting. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21513