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[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
[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
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
[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
[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
[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
[CORDIER, Mathurin]. STIRLING, John. Corderii Colloquiorum centuria selecta: or a select century of cordery's colloquies...For the Use of Schools. London. Printed for the Author; and Sold by Thomas Astley, 1736. First edition. 8vo. [2], iv, 150pp. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, some loss to head of spine, upper board nearly detached. FEP sprung, private library shelf-mark to verso of FFEP, very occasional contemporary manuscript annotations to text, small worm-trail to foot of gatherings D-E - touching text without loss to sense. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16217
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
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
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. London. Printed for T. Osborne, 1738. First Collected Edition. 8vo. [2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 11197
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