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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
[WILSON, Lucy Sarah Atkins]. Bible Scenes; or, sunday employment for very young children. First series. History of joseph. London. Grant and Griffith, Successors to Newbery and Harris, [s.d., c.1850] First edition. 16mo. 30pp, [2]. With a coloured lithographic frontispiece, 11 coloured lithographic plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, some marking, spine sunned. Upper hinge exposed, text-block split at frontispiece, near contemporary ink gift inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, light offsetting and foxing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16249
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. A Londres [i.e. London]. Chez J. Johnson et al., 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition]. 12mo. viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 16193
[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
[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
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
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
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
[SISTER MARY]. Sister mary's tales in natural history. London. John W. Parker, 1834. First edition. 8vo. vi, [2], 166pp, [2]. With a half-title, seven engraved plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary (original?) navy roan-backed blue paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, loss to head of spine. Occasional light spotting, plates foxed. Inked ownership inscription of 'D. Coleridge / Helleston' to head of titlepage. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 17726
[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
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
SHERWOOD, [Mary Martha]. Dudley castle. London. William Darton and Son, c.1832. First edition. 12mo. 108pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to spine. Ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, light foxing, a fine copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14416
[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
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
POTTER, John Philips. The moralist; or, essays on the means of Moral Education. Addressed to parents. London. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington...and J. Parker, 1821. First edition. 12mo. [3], vi-viii, 166pp, [2]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the Williams' Library, Cheltenham, with their ink-stamp to FEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 16024