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  • LOVETT, Charles (Lewis Carroll)
    LEWIS CARROLL AND THE PRESS: an annotated bibliography of Charles Dodgson's contributions to periodicals

    New Castle, DE / London: Oak Knoll Press / The British Library, 1999. Grey cloth. pp vi, 117; illustrated, index. Fine in fine jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50275
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  • GREEN, Roger Lancelyn, Anthea Bell, Elizabeth Nesbit
    LEWIS CARROLL. E. NESBIT. HOWARD PYLE. Three Bodley Head Monographs

    London: Bodley Head, 1968.

    Book ID: 54137
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  • COHEN, Morton N. and Edward Wakeling, editors (Lewis Carroll)
    LEWIS CARROLL & HIS ILLUSTRATORS: collaborations & correspondence, 1865-1898

    Edition: First printing

    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2003. Square octavo, grey cloth. pp (xxxviii), (352), [2]. Covers a bit splayed, else fine in fine jacket. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. ; Square octavo

    Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 40260
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  • KINGSFORD, Maurice Rooke (W.H.G. Kingston)
    LIFE, WORK AND INFLUENCE OF WILLIAM HENRY GILES KINGSTON

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1947. Octavo, dark green cloth, blue endpaper maps. pp (xviii), 220, (2) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and other plates; indexed. Fine copy. The white price-clipped dust jacket is lightly dusty, with the red spine lettering faded away; good. A great traveller, philanthropist, and author of many popular boy's tales in the age of Henty.

    Book ID: 32692
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  • LITTLE DOTS: A collection of stories & verses and how-to-make pages. Fifty fourth annual volume

    London: "Little Dots" Office, no date, 1940. Squarish octavo, green cloth spine with colour paper-covered boards. 192 pp + ads front and rear + colour frontispice and title leaf + 5 other colour plates (art by Muriel Harry). Numerous b&w illustrations, diagrams, and photos in text. Spine lightly sunned; book a little leaned; front inner hinge is cracked but firm; small tan spots to front endpapers; corner chip to one leaf of ads at front; Xmas, 1940, ink gift inscription on blank recto of frontispiece; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy of this juvenile annual. The front cover illustration is rather appealing.

    Book ID: 37526
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  • LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
    BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
    LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: William Bryce, 1887. Crown octavo, green V cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt on front cover, spine an rear cover plain. Cream endpapers. pp [4], 137, [3]. Moderate rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; spine lightly darklened, with minor light spots to covers; contemporary rubber stamp at rear of a distributor "Railroad News & Advt'g Co. London, Ont. T.G. Davey, Manager". In all, clean, bright and tight VG+ copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked, a far better copy than usually seenl. Not in BAL. An uncommon edition of one of the most famous of 19th century American juveniles, first published NY, 1886.

    Book ID: 48824
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  • LITTLE WIDE- AWAKE. An Illustrated Magazine for Children. by BARKER, Sale, Mrs. editor
    BARKER, Sale, Mrs. editor
    LITTLE WIDE- AWAKE. An Illustrated Magazine for Children.

    London: Routledge, 1888. Quarto. Original red bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and pink, floral endpapers, all edges gilt. [6], 376, [10, ads] pp + chromolithographed frontispiece by Kate Greenaway, with tissue guard. Black & white illustrations in text by "M.E.E.", Phil. Ebbutt, F.A. Fraser, C.O. Murrary, Charlotte Weeks, and others. Spine lightly sunned, with gilt title lettering flaked away but still readable (black outline); some flaking to gilt on front cover (three letters of "Little"); damp spots to rear cover; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; colour frontispiece has tiny chips to fore edge, light soil spot to fore margin (well away from image); occasional mild soil spotting in text margins; ink gift inscription on blank recto…

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    London: Routledge, 1888. Quarto. Original red bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and pink, floral endpapers, all edges gilt. [6], 376, [10, ads] pp + chromolithographed frontispiece by Kate Greenaway, with tissue guard. Black & white illustrations in text by "M.E.E.", Phil. Ebbutt, F.A. Fraser, C.O. Murrary, Charlotte Weeks, and others. Spine lightly sunned, with gilt title lettering flaked away but still readable (black outline); some flaking to gilt on front cover (three letters of "Little"); damp spots to rear cover; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; colour frontispiece has tiny chips to fore edge, light soil spot to fore margin (well away from image); occasional mild soil spotting in text margins; ink gift inscription on blank recto of frontispiece; else a VG tight copy, attractive. The frontispiece ("Little Misses") is a very charming image, first-rate Greenaway work. 1.5 kg parcel

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    Book ID: 21295
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  • MARGERY MORRIS - MASCOT. Illustrated by Ada C. Williamson by GRAY, Violet Gordon
    GRAY, Violet Gordon
    MARGERY MORRIS - MASCOT. Illustrated by Ada C. Williamson

    Edition: First Edition

    Philadelpha: Penn Publishing Company, 1919. Octavo, blue cloth lettered in black, colour pictorial label on front cover. pp 352 + frontispiece with tissue guard. Cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has shallow chips at spine tips; narrow chip and tear at top of front spine fold; nicks and small tears to panels; very light dust soiling; small hole from snag on front panel; else VG, quite attractive, with a nice colour illustration on cover and front panel of jacket. "A story for girls from 10 to 13", the second volume in a series of four. Scarce in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31557
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  • WARNER, Susan and Anna B.
    MARTHA'S VISIT and its results. By the author of "The Wide, Wide, World," etc., etc.

    London: Frederick Warne, no date, 1869. 32mo, 12 x 7.8 cm, pp 92, (4, ads), including a frontispiece illustration. Mauve wrappers printed in colours on front cover. Small chip to lower out corners of covers and two first two leaves; inner hinges neatly and unobtrusively repaired with narrow rice paper; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy, no owner names. The present title is the 5th of 16 titles of Warne's Sixpenny 32mo Books (in cloth) advertised at rear, the last title being published in 1869, suggesting that the present edition was issued then or the early 1870s. Not noted in BAL nor Topp (yellowbacks); I have not found any library record of it. I am assuming Susan's sister…

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    London: Frederick Warne, no date, 1869. 32mo, 12 x 7.8 cm, pp 92, (4, ads), including a frontispiece illustration. Mauve wrappers printed in colours on front cover. Small chip to lower out corners of covers and two first two leaves; inner hinges neatly and unobtrusively repaired with narrow rice paper; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy, no owner names. The present title is the 5th of 16 titles of Warne's Sixpenny 32mo Books (in cloth) advertised at rear, the last title being published in 1869, suggesting that the present edition was issued then or the early 1870s. Not noted in BAL nor Topp (yellowbacks); I have not found any library record of it. I am assuming Susan's sister Anna collaborated with her, as she did for so many of their moral tales. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Book ID: 39144
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  • MICE & MENDELSON. Illustrated by Babette Cole. Music by John Sebastian Brown by AIKEN, Joan
    AIKEN, Joan
    MICE & MENDELSON. Illustrated by Babette Cole. Music by John Sebastian Brown

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cape, 1978. Brown boards. A fine, fresh copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has price clip with new publisher price sticker raising the price to 3.95 GBP, else fine. Excellent copy of the collection of Midnight Park stories featuring Mr Mendfelson, the Orkey Pony and Bertha and Gertrude, the piano-playing field mice.

    Book ID: 39672
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  • STOW, Randolph
    MIDNITE: the story of a wild colonial boy. Illustrated by Joan Sandin

    Edition: First US printing

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968. Mauve cloth. Light yellowing to endpapers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has some foxing to spine and front spine fold, else fine, flap price intact. The noted Australian author's first book for younger readers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 40685
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  • MINISTERING ANGELS. A Study of Nineteenth-century Evangelical Writing for Children. by CUTT, Margaret Nancy
    CUTT, Margaret Nancy
    MINISTERING ANGELS. A Study of Nineteenth-century Evangelical Writing for Children.

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Wormley, Herts., England: Five Owls Press for the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, 1979. Blue cloth with plain plastic wrapper, as issued. (xiv), (216), [10, index] pp. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Wrappers has a fingernail-size chip. The study focuses on four writers: Maria Charlesworth, Hesba Stretton, A.L.O.E., and Mrs. O.F. Walton. Checklists at rear.; Octavo 090383801x

    Book ID: 24962
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  • TURNER, Ethel S.
    MISS BOBBIE. Illustrated by Harold Copping

    Edition: First printing

    London: Ward, Lock, 1897. Octavo, dark blue illustrated cloth stamped in gilt and blind, black endpapers. Pp 316, (4, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates; numerous illustrations in text, some full-page. Minor rubbing at foot of spine; yellowing to page edges; 1899 ink gift inscription at top margin of title page; scattered light foxing in text; else a VG+ bright and tight copy, quite attractive.

    Book ID: 34003
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  • TURNER, Ethel S.
    MISS BOBBIE. Illustrated by Harold Copping

    London: Ward, Lock, no date, 1912. Later printing. Octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, black endpapers. p 316, (4, ads). + 6 plates. Numerous text illustrations. Spine a little darkened; page edges tanned, with soil spots; occasional small soil spots in text margins; 1912 ink gift inscription at front; a few plates hand colored in red and blue; a good tight and unworn copy otherwise.

    Book ID: 34004
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  • WHITE, T.H.
    MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Cape, 1947. Beige cloth lettered in red, illustrated endpapers. A fine copy. The thin jacket spine has light rubbing and short tear at head; light rubbing to front panel, rear panel lightly dusty; VG otherwise. US edition was in 1946. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49648
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  • Frame, Janet.
    MONA MINIM AND THE SMELL OF THE SUN

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: George Braziller, 1969. Large octavo, 94 pp. 24 cm. Gilt spine lettering a little dulled, book just a little bowed, else fine in fine jacket, no owner names, flap price intact. The correct first edition of this story about ants for children, with good illustrations, some in colour, by a noted illustrator and noted New Zealand author. 0807613347

    Book ID: 29221
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  • MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT by Bestall, Alfred
    Bestall, Alfred
    MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Daily Express, no date (1947). Colour pictorial card covers. pp (120), colour illustrations throughout. Ink gift inscription at top margin of first page with the ownership box filled in and dated Xmas, 1947. Small chip at head of spine and to lower outer corner of front cover; crease to upper outer corner of front cover; small corner curls to text early and late; else a VG, clean, tight and unworn copy, colours bright, corner price (3/6) on first leaf not clipped off. Rupert chases a smoking dragon on the front cover. First story is Rupert and the Top Hat.; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 29081
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  • DORRIS, Michael
    MORNING GIRL

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992. Inscribed by Author; Geen cloth and blue boards, beige endpapers. [4], (74) pp. Christmas, 1992, ink gift inscription to front free endpaper, else VG. Jacket has tiny rubbed spot to head of spine, light surface rubbing, else fine. Inscribed by the author in ink on the title page "For____, Merry Christmas ! All good voyages ! Michael Dorris." A somewhat uncommon story for younger readers by the late American author of partial Indian (Modoc) descent. Set on a Bahamian island in 1492.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 17348
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  • LASKI, Marghanita
    MRS. EWING. MRS. MOLESWORTH. MRS. HODGSON BURNETT

    Edition: First printing

    London: Arthur Barker, 1950. Small octavo, red boards. pp (122), (2, ads). Bit of foxing to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket. Essays on these three 19th century authors of books for children, Juliana H. Ewing, Mary Louisa Molesworth, and Frances Hodgson Burnet, with good checklists at rear giving details of serialization and book publication. A volume in The English Novelists Series. A useful reference. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 47008
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  • DUGGAN, Paul
    MURPHY THE RAT: tales of Tough City. Poems. Pictures by Daniel Sylvestre

    Edition: First printing

    Red Deer, Alberta: Northern Lights / Red Deer College Press, 1992. Quarto, colour laminated boards. Fine copy.

    Book ID: 41786
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