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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
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
[FISHES]. A natural history of fishes. Alnwick. Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Davison, c.1815. 12mo. 36pp. With 40 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's paper wrappers with woodcut pictorial decoration. A clean, crisp, near fine copy. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14909
GLENNIE, Anna Maria. Arthur granville; or, the gifts of god. Addressed to children. London. Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1848. 12mo. 68pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and seven woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched within original publisher's tan printed paper wraps, woodcut illustration to lower wrap. A trifle dust-soiled, loss to head and foot of spine with some tearing. Light damp-staining to foot of upper wrap and bottom margins of all leaves. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 13274
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
[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
[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
[CHRISTIAN VERSES]. Christian verses for the children. London. Hamilton, Adams and Co., [1862]. 8vo. iv, 92pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's maroon buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, light ink-staining to boards spine sunned. Ink-spotting to front endpapers, ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 16241
[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
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
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
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
[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
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
[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