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The Comic Blackstone

By: A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott and revised and extended by Arthur William A'Beckett

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1887: 1887

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Book number: 51703

Condition: Near Fine


xxviii, 324 pp. Original elaborately gilt-decorated blue cloth. Slight wear to spine ends. Early neat ink inscription to top of title page. Scattered light foxing. With ten full-page coloured illustrations by Harry Furniss. In-text illustrations also by Harry Furniss. Gilt boards especially bright. A Near Fine copy. View more info

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The History of St. Paul's School [History of the Public Schools]

By: Ackermann, Rudolph

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, [Printed for and published by R. Ackermann] N.d. [1816]: 1816

Book number: 53576

Condition: Very Good


34 pp. Contemporary full blue morocco with blind and gilt-ruled borders to front & back covers. Initial leather onlays to front board. Maroon leather title label to spine. Top edge gilt and gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities and minor marks to boards. Minor spotting, not affecting plates. With two full-page hand-coloured aquatints, as called for. Binding firm. This is one part in the 'History of the Public Schools', originally issued by Ackermann in twelve monthly parts in 1816-1817. View more info

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The Story of the Babes in the Wood

By: Adams, Frank

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son N.d. [c. 1920]: 1920

Book number: 56184

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Publisher's cloth spine over boards with colour pictorial onlay. Small tear to spine cloth. Slightly shaken. Boards clean. Internally clean. With twelve colour plates and additional b&w illustrations by Frank Adams. View more info

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The Subtyl Historyes and Fables of Esope : Translated out of Frensshe in to Englysshe by William Caxton at Westmynstre in the yere of oure Lorde .m.ccc.lxxxiii.

By: Aesop

Price: £350.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press 1930: 1930

Book number: 59773

Condition: Very Good


This is copy no. 54 of an edition limited to 200 copies. 167 pp. Full reddish brown morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Front hinge rubbed. Uneven colouring to boards. Small bookplate to front endpaper. Colour illustrated title-page. Title-page year uncorrected. Initials and decorations by Valenti Angelo. View more info

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Catharine Susan's Little Holiday

By: Ainslie, Kathleen

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Castell Brothers Ltd. N.d. [1906]: 1906

Book number: 58164

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Original colour pictorial wrappers with cord binding at spine. Spotting to covers & endpapers. With sixteen full-page colour illustrations by the author. Printed in Bavaria. View more info

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Thee a Poem

By: Aitken, Conrad

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller 1967: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55775

Condition: Very Good


25 pp, illustrated in b/w, some slight marks to dustwrapper. View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co, Ltd 1901: 1901

Book number: 46174

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, 286 pp. Dark green full morocco. Spine gilt with five raised bands. Attractive gilt floral design to front board. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. All edges gilt. Spine slightly faded but gilt bright. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: ANDERSEN, Hans

Price: £2,800.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton 1924: 1924

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 5349

Condition: Very Good


N.d. [1924]. 197 pp. No. 419 of a Limited De Luxe Edition of 500 copies signed by the artist, Kay Nielsen. Publisher's dark blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt on front board and spine. In original dust wrapper, with repeated desgin from front cover. Dw chipped at head & tail of spine and along edges. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. No markings or inscriptions. Clean and fresh copy, gilt bright. A handsome copy in original dw. View more info

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: ANDERSEN, Hans

Price: £2,500.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd 1913: 1913

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 30657

Condition: Near Fine


290 pp. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 12. Signed by W. Heath Robinson. Recently handsomely rebound in a richly gilt-illustrated red morocco at the Chelsea Bindery, with ornamental gilt stamping on front, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt line along edges and dentelling on the endpapers. Wonderful illustrations: 94 in black and white, and 16 in full colour. Gorgeous. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: Andersen, Hans

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton N.d. [1924]: 1924

Book number: 54875

Condition: Near Fine


197 pp. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated green cloth. In original dust wrapper, with repeated design from front cover. Dw spine darkened and chipped at head & tail and along edges. Slight fading to head & tail of spine. Ink inscription to recto of frontis. A few spots of foxing. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. Gilt cover bright and fresh. A handsome copy in original dw. View more info

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated By Kay Nielsen

By: Andersen, Hans

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton N.d. [1924]: 1924

Book number: 59163

Condition: Near Fine


197 pp. Publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated blue cloth. Slight wear to spine ends & extremities. Ink owner's inscription to front endpaper. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards by Kay Nielsen. Head and tail-pieces, decorative borders and full-page b&w illustrations by Nielsen. Gilt cover bright. Contains the insert for the ehibition of the original watercolours at The Leicester Galleries in November and December 1923. View more info

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Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £350.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company N.d. [c. 1912]: 1912

Book number: 57591

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Original quarter cloth over boards and in pictorial dust wrapper. Dj chipped & torn with some loss but jacket now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Spotting to boards. Slight spotting to prelims but internally clean with no spotting to plates. Decorative borders to each page. With twelve full-colour illustrations by Heinrich Lofter and Joseph Urban, Viennese Jugenstil artists. View more info

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The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd. 1899: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58526

Condition: Good


xvi, 320 pp. Original grey cloth with blue and gilt pictorial boards & spine. Bevelled boards. Gilt slightly faded with rubbing to spine ends & boards. Endpapers darkened. Scattered light foxing. With nearly 400 in-text illustrations by Helen Stratton. View more info

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Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1932: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59481

Condition: Near Fine


288 pp. First Rackham illustrated edition. Recent half red morocco over original gilt-decorated cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt decorations and blue leather title labels. New endpapers. Original endpapers bound in at rear. Twelve full-page colour plates and numerous b&w illustrations by Arthur Rackham. In Near Fine to Fine condition. View more info

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A Millennium Bestiary

By: Anderton, Richard

Price: £550.00

Publisher: Bristol, University of the West of England / Impact Press 1995: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 42337

ISBN: 1860430236

Condition: Near Fine


54 pp, Limited edition 94 of 126 copies on good quality paper. Illustrated in b/w with 44 full page screen print plates, some marks to book cloth and page edges. 40 cm. tall, 57.5 cm wide View more info

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The Adventures of Lottie the Hen

By: Anon

Price: £60.00

Publisher: 1940: 1940

Book number: 38203

Condition: Good


[unpaginated] Hand illustrated manuscript in a sketchbook of a children's story detailing the exploits of one 'Lottie The Hen' The illustrations are very proficient and have been executed in pen pencil and watercolours. The work is unfinished, the text continues to a conclusion , but the illustrations do not. Contents loose in binding, but complete. Boards a little rubbed and warped, but the contents are very bright and clean. View more info

Image for The Holding of Flat-Peach Meeting by the Eight Fairies in Honour of the King's Mother of Fairy Kingdom

The Holding of Flat-Peach Meeting by the Eight Fairies in Honour of the King's Mother of Fairy Kingdom

By: Anon

Price: £95.00

Publisher: N.p., N.d. [c. 1900]: 1900

Book number: 53516

Condition: Very Good


Original brown paper-covered boards with title label tipped-on to board. Boards slightly edgeworn. Accordian-fold leaves with dual English & Chinese text. With ten hand-coloured plates illustrating the stories. Later owner's inscription to the title page. View more info

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The International Portrait Gallery

By: Anon

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin N.d. [c. 1880]: 1880

Book number: 54647

Condition: Very Good


160 pp. Contemporary black cloth with title in gilt to spine. Boards marked. Lacks title page. With twenty full-page coloured lithographic portraits taken from photographs. Portraits include Victor Hugo, Bismarck, Longfellow and Garibaldi. View more info

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The Young Gentleman's & Lady's Magazine : Or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction and Amusement ... to Serve as an Useful Auxiliary to Public and Private Tuition. In two volumes

By: Anon

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the editors and sold by J. Walker 1799 / 1800: 1799

Book number: 56113

Condition: Near Fine


In two volumes complete. All published. Two volumes comprising six issues to each volume. 468, (4); iv, 432, (4) pp. Recent full brown morocco. Raised bands to spines with maroon leather title labels. New endpapers. Minor spotting to prelims. Internally clean. Extra-engraved title page to each volume. Frontis engraving to vol. one. Twelve hand-coloured copper engravings with plain duplicate opposite. Eight maps, including one folding. One additional colour and two plain engravings. Two tables. Hand-colouring especially attractive. Scarce juvenile educational periodical. Copac lists 4 copies: B... View more info

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Sally in Our Alley

By: Anon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Castell Brothers N.d. [1889]: 1889

Book number: 56578

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated [10 pp]. Measures 15.5cm x 10cm. Original pictorial card wrappers with cloth tie to spine. Minimal wear. Printed poem with six colour chromolithographs. Printed in Bavaria. In Very Good condition. View more info