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  • STIRLING, Monica (Hans Christian Andersen)
    THE WILD SWAN: the life and times of Hans Christian Andersen

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1965. Light blue boards. pp (384) + plates; index. Yellowing to page edges else fine in very nearly fine price-clipped jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50229
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  • GRAHAME, Kenneth (E.H. Shepard)

    London: Methuen, 1984. Second printing (first was in 1982). Octavo, Four folding colour illustrated pieces in colour card portfolio, illustrations by E.H. Shepard, with captions from the book. Fine.

    Book ID: 41790
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    Edition: First Edition

    London: T. Nelson, 1894. Blue pictoriall cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt, floral endpapers. pp (viii), 9-185, [1], (6, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and illustrated half-title. Minor rubbing to foot of spine and outer corners; light foxing to page edges; text paper lightly toned; ink gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper; small brown spot on rear cover; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names. A lost race tale for boys set in the Southwestern United States. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05486. Uncommon in first edition, especially in such nice condition.

    Book ID: 30098
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  • EYLES, Allen (L.Frank Baum)

    Tucson, AZ: HP Books, 1985. Glossy card covers. pp 96. Many colour illustrations. A book about the Oz books. Corner creases to front cover, VG otherwise. ; Squarish quarto

    Book ID: 50248
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    GREY, Zane

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson, c1910 (1923). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black and blue. pp [4], 223, [6] + frontispiece. Moderate wear to spine ends; small remains of sticker in one corner of front free endpaper; tiny white flecks to covers; old repair to gutter of first (blank) leaf; VG otherwise. Made from sheets of a later Harper printing, with "B-X" code (= Feb. 1923). There was no Canadian issue of the 1910 first printing. A scarce issue of one of the more uncommon Zane Grey novels.

    Book ID: 44461
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    THE YOUNG MOOSE HUNTERS: a backwoods-boy's story

    Toronto: Musson, no date, 1919. Blue decorated cloth stamped in black & grey, gilt lettered. pp 320. Text paper yellowed, spine a little darkened, 1919 ink inscription at front, VG otherwise. Made from UK (Partridge) sheets with a cancel title leaf. A boy's book by this Maine author, set in Northern Maine. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 48894
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    THE YOUTH'S SURE GUIDE TO HAPPINESS; or, scripture selections of the faith and practics of revealed religion

    Edinburgh: Published for the Benefit of the Deaf and Dumb Institution, 1826. 13.5 cm. Disbound, with most of the leather backstrip, sewing still tight. pp 108. Some corner creases, mild text soiling, VG otherwise. Printed by J. Collie, Edinburgh. Not in Osborne.

    Book ID: 41314
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  • TURNER, Ethel

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: The Publishers’ Syndicate, 1900. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, black endpapers, top edges gilt. pp (v)-viii, (9)-(316) + title leaf + 3 (of 4) plates, numerous vignette illustrations in text. LACKING the half title leaf and the frontispiece with tissue guard, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the London: Ward, Lock, 1900, first edition. A very scarce issue.

    Book ID: 34064
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  • O'HARA, Kane [Henry Fielding] [George Cruikshank].
    TOM THUMB; a Burletta, Altered from Henry Fielding, by Kane O'Hara. With Designs by George Cruikshank.

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Thomas Rodd, 1830. First edition with the Cruikshank illustrations, first issue, with the misnumbered pages. 16mo, softcover, original beige paper covers. [2], 34, (35, ad), (36, blank) + 4 page William Pickering catalogue + (2) page smaller ad for "Knowledge for the People" + [2, blank] pp. Title page vignette (repeated on front cover), frontispiece, four full page illustrations in text, and tail piece by George Cruikshank. Backstrip perished, but covers still attached; covers have light soiling; very small creases to outer corners; else a VG clean copy of this fragile little book. A.M. Cohn, GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, no. 615, stating that the error was soon corrected and that the first issue is scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Book ID: 15301
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  • PERRAULT, Charles (Lidia Postma)
    TOM THUMB: a tale...Retold and illustrated by Lidia Postma

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Schocken Books, 1983. Quarto, glossy colour illustrated boards. Light soiling to rear cover, else fine, no owner names. Very nice illustrations by this Dutch artist.

    Book ID: 41788
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  • PROVENSEN, Alice and Martin

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Crown, 1984. Folio, glossy illustrated boards. Small soft bump at foot of spine, else fine in fine jacket. Excellent colour illustrations by this award-winning couple, 7 times on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list.

    Book ID: 42906
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  • COPE, Wendy
    TWIDDLING YOUR THUMBS: Hand Rhymes. Illustrated by Sally Kindberg`

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Faber, 1988. Oblong octavo, pictorial boards. Tidy ink owner name and date at top of both sides of front free endpaper, else fine. Children’s verse. Colour illustrations. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced. 0571147917

    Book ID: 34392
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  • TWO LETTERS TO MARION FROM LEWIS CARROLL, now in the possession of the bookshop of Douglas Cleverdon by CARROLL, Lewis
    CARROLL, Lewis
    TWO LETTERS TO MARION FROM LEWIS CARROLL, now in the possession of the bookshop of Douglas Cleverdon

    Edition: First Edition

    Bristol, England: Douglas Cleverdon, 1932. 12mo, 18.5 cm. pp (10), stapled in thin printed wrappers with flaps. Laid in is a printed Bookseller's Note. Total edition of 300 coipies, this is no. 88 of 200 distributed to frends of the shop. It is inscribed beneath the limitation for "Dennis Wheatley, Esq. , D.C.", and Wheatley's distinctive bookkplate is on the facing page (verso of title). Two small light foxing spots at bottom of front cover, else fine. With the original envelope (very lightly dusty). The letters dated from 26 Oct., 1881, and 08 Feb., 1886, and were sent to Marion Richards. They were offered for sale, along with an inscribed copy of an 1879 later printing of Alice in Wonderland, for £ 31 and 10 shillings. Williams, Madan, and Green 309. Fragile and scarce.

    Book ID: 40766
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  • UNDER DRAKE'S FLAG. A Tale of the Spanish Main. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. by HENTY, G.A.
    HENTY, G.A.
    UNDER DRAKE'S FLAG. A Tale of the Spanish Main. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.

    London: Blackie, no date. Later printing. Octavo, olive pictorial cloth stamped in yellow, red, and black. Five plates inserted. Red ink name to top margin of front free endpaper, creases to inner margin of title leaf, yellowing and a bit of foxing to page edges, else a bright, unrubbed, near fine copy.

    Book ID: 44467
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    ALCOTT, Louisa M.

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1878. 12mo, original blue cloth lettred and decorated in gilt. decorated in black on front cover, black endpapers. pp [2], (8), 305, [1], (6, illustrated ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 3 other plates. Minor wear to foot of spine; book a little leaned; cracked front inner hinge repaired; small corner chip to pp 285-86 (no text loss); neat repair to inner edge of pp 90-91 and 71-72. VG clean and attractive copy still. Variant title page with "Little Men vs "Little Men". BAL 185 assigns no priority. First book edition. First published in parts in London Oct. 1877-Sept. 1878. The sequel to EIGHT COUSINS, about a boy who runs away FROM the circus. Boys play a bit of baseball. Also noted in green cloth.

    Book ID: 43046
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  • KINGSLEY, Charles (N.C. Wyeth)
    WESTWARD HO !...Pictures by N.C. Wyeth

    New York: Scribner's, 1928. Later printing (first was in 1920). Black cloth with colour pictorial cover label, black & yellow pictorial endpapers. Colour title page vignette and 9 full page colour illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. Three small rubbed spots to cover label, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. ; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 47705
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  • HENTY, G.A.
    WHEN LONDON BURNED: a story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire. With twelve page illustrations by J. Finnemore

    Edition: First printing

    London: Blackie, 1895. Actually published in 1894. Blue pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt, black, and orange, olivine page edges, grey endpapers, 12 plates, 32 pp earliest issue ads. A bit leaned; flaking to the spine illustration; 06 Jan., 1895, ink name at front; spine has soft vertical ridges, minor wear at ends; scattered small fox spots; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. Newbolt 68.1. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50964
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  • GRAYDON, William Murray

    New York: Street and Smith, (c. 1900). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, white and salmon, green page edges. pp [2], 203, [3]. Spine cloth a little bubbled, with nicks and mild wear to tips, a short wrinkle, delicate white spine lettering flaked but still just readable; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; endpaper foxing; else a VG clean, unworn, and now tight copy. A scarce boy's adventure novel about the Boer War. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 26165
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  • WITH JELLICOE IN THE NORTH SEA. With four colour plates by J.Mason by SHAW, Frank H., Capt.
    SHAW, Frank H., Capt.
    WITH JELLICOE IN THE NORTH SEA. With four colour plates by J.Mason

    London: Cassell, 1919. 4th printing (first was in 1916). Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, grey, and light brown, spine gilt lettered, blue top page edges. pp (viii), (312) + four colour plates. Small light spots of top edges, yellowing to fore edges, half-title, and title; faint spotting to rear cover; near fine otherwise. Quite a nice copy of this boy's WWI adventure novel. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50948
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