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BARKER, Cicely Mary. Fairies of the trees. London. Blackie & Son Limited, [1940]. First edition. 12mo. [28]pp. With 24 plates of colour illustrations by the author. Original publisher's decorated boards with pictorial inlay to upper board, title to both spine and upper board in brown, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper price-clipped, and a trifle chipped and marked, inked initials to front flap. Pictorial endpapers, upper hinge partially exposed, inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 17406
BARKER, Cicely Mary. Flower Fairies of the Autumn: With the Nuts and Berries they bring. London. Blackie & Son Limited, [1926]. First edition. 22mo. [16]pp With 12 plates of colour illustrations by the author. Original publisher's decorated boards with pictorial inlay to upper board, title to both spine and upper board in black, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, dustwrapper lightly rubbed and damp-stained. Pictorial endpapers, inked inscription to verso of FFEPin Danish dated 1930, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22172
CRANE, Walter. The baby's bouquet. A fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes. London. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., [s.d., c.1900] Quarto. 56pp. 11 full-page colour illustrations and numerous illustrated borders throughout. Original publisher's tan cloth backed glazed pictorial boards.. Extremities rubbed and marked, some shipping to boards. Decorated endpapers, hinges partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22176
[ROSCOE, William - Imitations]. The council of dogs. Illustrated with suitable engravings. Philadelphia. Published by Johnson & Warner, 1809 [i.e. 1821] First American edition. 8vo. 16pp. With an engraved frontispiece (pasted to verso of upper cover), and a further seven engraved plates. Original publisher's salmon pink stiff card wrappers. extremities marked, slight loss to lower corner of upper cover. Frontispiece foxed, slight loss to margin of one plate, occasional spotting. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 20490
[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
[KIDDER, Daniel Parish]. King joash: or, the golden cloud. New-York. Sunday-School Union, [s.d., c.1840] 16mo. 40pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Endpapers marked, later inked/pencilled ownership inscription to FEP, without RFEP. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21885
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
GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de. Theatre a l'usage des jeunes personnes. A Geneve [i.e. Geneva]. Chez les Librairies Associes, 1785. 12mo. In four volumes. Without half-titles. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, slight chipping to head of spine of Vol. III. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting/toning. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21134
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