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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Wonder-book for girls and boys. Boston. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First American edition. 8vo. vi, [7]-256pp. With an engraved frontispiece and six engraved plates after designs by Hammat Billings. Without inserted publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Rebacked, with original spine laid-down. Spine sunned with some loss to head, foot, and joints, slight rubbing to boards. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing, bookplate to FEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12908
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The preceptor: containing A General Course of Education. Wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down In a Way most suitable for trying the Genius and advancing the Instruction of youth. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1793. Eighth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. 414, [4]; [2], 560pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a further 33 engraved plates (many folding). Recent grey paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities a trifle rubbed and sunned. Scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23769
PERRY, Walter Copland. The boy's odyssey. London. Macmillan and Co., 1902. [Second edition]. 8vo. [10], 204pp. With an illustrated frontispiece and a further seven illustrated plates by Jacomb Hood. Handsome contemporary Ormskirk Grammar School prize-binding of gilt-tooled calf, gilt supralibros to upper boards, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, prize plate to FEP, bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24844
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Burford Cottage, and it's robin-red-breast. London. Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son et al., 1835. First edition. 8vo. [4], 476pp. With an engraved frontispiece and title vignette by George Cruikshank. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Allston A. Kisby to FEP, inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24887
[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
WODEHOUSE, P. G.. William Tell told again. London. Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition. Quarto. [8], 105pp, [3]. Without the (rarely seen) dustwrapper. With a colour frontispiece and a further 15 colour plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing. Presentation copy from the illustrator Philip Dadd, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Kathleen Debenham / from the artist'. With two letters in his hand loosely inserted, one with an original drawing, the ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24565
[BIRDS]. The assembly of birds; An instructive Fable for little Boys and Girls: To which is added Two amusing Dialogues. Adorned with pictures. London. Published by J. Mackenzie, No. 20, Old-Bailey, [s.d., c. 1807] First edition. 18mo?. 36pp. The recto of the first and verso of the final leaves tipped to wrappers. With a woodcut frontispiece and six further full page woodcuts within the collation; two further small vignette woodcuts at end. Original publisher's buff printed wrappers. A trifle creased and a little dusty, else fine. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20546
[NURSE DANDLEM]. Nurse dandlem's little Repository of great instruction, containing The surprising Adventures of little wake wilful, And his deliverance from the Giant Grumbolumbo. Written By the Famous prussian, For the sole Amusement of the Chickabiddy Generation. Glasgow. Published and Sold Wholesale by J. Lumsden and Son, [s.d., c.1815] 16mo. 47pp. With eight leaves of woodcuts printed in sanguine on one side of leaf only. Title page and final page of text printed on inside of front and back covers respectively. Original publisher's salmon wrappers. Title in manuscript to upper wrapper, a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 17636
ARGUS, Arabella. The adventures of a donkey. London. William Darton, 1823. Second edition. 12mo. 252pp. With an engraved frontispiece and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered and gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss to upper board. Offsetting to title. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22229
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Outlaw. London. George Newnes, [1927]. First edition. 8vo. 256pp. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Bookseller's ticket of Bronte Book Shop, Keighley, to FEP, light scattered foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 24754
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Fourth. London. George Newnes, [1924]. First edition. 8vo. 250pp, [2]. With two final pages of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Early inked gift inscription to FEP, light scattered foxing. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24753
CROMPTON, Richmal. William. London. George Newnes, [1929]. First cheap edition (not so stated). 8vo. 256pp, [3]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spotting to edges. Endpapers and half-title browned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 24751
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Good. London. George Newnes, [1928]. First edition. 8vo. 251pp, [1]. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and marked, spotting to edges. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24750
CROMPTON, Richmal. William in Trouble. London. George Newnes, [1927]. First edition. 8vo. 261pp, [1]. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spotting to edges. Light scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24749
CROMPTON, Richmal. William the Conqueror. London. George Newnes, [1926]. First edition. 8vo. 249pp, [3]. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, spotting to edges. Early inked initials 'R.W.S.' to half-title, light scattered foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24748
[NINEVEH]. Nineveh. London. John and Charles Mozley, [s.d., c.1834] 16mo. 8pp. Original publisher's pictorial salmon wrappers. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of Katherine Fludyer to upper wrapper. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23405
[PEDDER, James]. The yellow shoe-strings; or, the good effects of Obedience to Parents. London. William Darton, [1821]. Third edition. 8vo. 62pp, [2]. With an engraved folding frontispiece, two further engraved plates, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's buff printed limp wrappers. Extremities rubbed, surface loss. Endpapers and frontispiece gutter damp-stained, early ownership inscriptions to verso of frontispiece and head of title page. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 22343