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CARROLL, Lewis. The hunting of the snark: an Agony, in Eight fits. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898. 8vo. xi, [3], 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and eight engraved illustrations in the text by Henry Holiday. Original publisher's gilt-stamped pictorial red cloth. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, occasional spotting, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of dedication page. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21734
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
SHERWOOD, Mrs. [Mary Martha]. The hills. London. Houlston and Stoneman, 1847. New edition. 16mo. 15pp, [1]. Wrappers included in pagination. Frontispiece and final leaf pasted to inside of upper and lower covers respectively, as issued. Original publisher's printed tan wrappers. Inked ownership inscription to head of upper cover, Lightly creased and spotted. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 20995
[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
WINLOVE, Mrs.. The rise of learning, or ground-work of science, Shewing how good boys and girls, By attending to the rules contained in this Book, and obeying their Parents and Guardians, may acquire wisdom, riches, and honour. Edinburgh. Printed and Sold Wholsale, By Caw and Elder, 1819. 16mo. 47pp, [1]. Wrappers included in pagination. With numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed pictorial pink wrappers. A trifle dust-soiled. Foxed. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 16375
ELLIOT, Mary. La verite est notre meilleur ami. Londres [i.e. London]. Chez William Darton, [c.1825] First edition in French. 12mo. 36pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and two further hand-coloured engraved plates. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed buff wrappers.Extremities rubbed, discoloured, and a trifle marked, chipping to spine. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of upper wrapper, some marking to frontispiece, offsetting to title page, foxed. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 17404
[WADDLING FROG]. The gaping, wide-mouthed Waddling Frog. A new and entertaining game of Questions and Commands. With proper directions for playing the game and crying the forfeits. London. Printed for A. K. Newman & Co., [s.d., c. 1825] 8vo. [18] leaves, printed on one side only. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and a further 14 hand-coloured engraved illustrations in the text to make a total of 15 not 16 illustrations as stated by title (other editions make a similar error). Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed pictorial salmon wrappers. Rubbed, some surface loss, lightly dust-soiled. Offsetting to title page, lightly spotted. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20221
EDGEWORTH, Maria. The history of susan price, commonly called simple susan. Belfast. Printed and published by Simms & M'Intyre, [s.d., c.1840] Stereotype edition. 12mo. [3], 6-142pp. Original publisher's black roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn and discoloured, joints split, upper board very nearly detached, surface loss to lower board loss to head of spine. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, two gatherings protruding from text-block. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20984
A MOTHER. [BUDDEN, Maria Elizabeth]. A key to knowledge; or, things in common use. Simply and shortly explained in a series of dialogues. London. Printed for J. Harris and Son, 1820. Third edition. 12mo. viii, 172pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf N5, very occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20985
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. A description of a set of prints of English History; contained in a set of easy lessons. London. Printed and sold by John Marshall, [s.d., c. 1800] In two volumes. [1], 261, [1]; [2], 247pp, [1]. ESTC T498568.

[Uniformly bound with:] A Series of Prints of english history, designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the first Rudiments of their Education. London. Printed and Sold by John Marshall, [s.d., c.1800]. [2]pp. 64 wood-engraved plates. ESTC T505937.

24mo and 16mo. Contemporary (original?) red roan, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed ... More >
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 20660
[TOM THUMB]. Tom thumb's play-book, to Teach Children their Letters as soon as they can speak: or, easy lessons for Little Children and Beginners. Being A new and pleasant Method to allure Little Ones into the first Principles of Learning. Newcastle. Printed for T. Bell, Bookseller, By G. Angus, Newcastle, 1824. 16mo in 8s. 48pp. Unopened, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers, with four woodcut vignettes. Fine, but for shaving to lower edge of C7r and C8v, with loss to terminal lines. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 16528
[KILNER, Mary Ann]. Jemima placid; or, the advantage of good-nature, Exemplified in a variety of Familiar Incidents. London. Printed & Sold by John Marshall, [1789]. Third edition. 18mo. [4], v-vii, [1], 9-91pp, [1]. With a woodcut frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's (Dutch) marbled boards, later re-stitched. Without spine panel, boards worn, marked, and very nearly detached. Contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, very light damp-staining to title-page, occasional spotting, terminal leaf working-loose. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 18819