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THIS MONTH'S STOCK SELECTION

 

 

1. DOGS Little ‘Fan’, or The Story of a Pet Dog. The Tiny Library No. 14. S W Partridge nd
No author or date given.
Inscribed 1879. 16mo, pp 64 plus pp 15 publisher’s list, green cloth decorated in black and gilt with an oval plate laid on to the front cover. Black and white frontispiece, pictorial title page. Stitching rather slack, generally very good. £60
Not in Osborne.
‘Fan’ was a black and tan terrier.

2. DOLLS Little Dolly Dimple, No author noted. Various illustrators, signatures illegible, but one may be Rose Petherick. Thos. Nelson and Sons, nd c.1916,
8vo, pictorial paper covers with coloured illustration of 3 little girls bathing their dolls. Text printed in brown, 2 full-page coloured illustrations, 2 coloured illustrations in text, brown and white illustrations on the remaining pages. Stitching has slackened making cover detached, damage to base of spine, a few marks here and there particularly to back cover. Otherwise very good. £24
A delightful look at little girls with their dolls.
Although the book has various signs of wear it is so fragile that it has done well to survive.

3. DOWNING, BROWNIE Tinka And The Bunyip, by Brownie Downing, Thos. Nelson, Australia 1966,
First edition, 4to, pp. 25, pictorial paper-covered boards and matching dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper badly damaged and torn with some loss of paper, the book itself is in very good condition. £30
Muir 2115.
A story of an Aboriginal boy and his animal friends.

4. DOYLE, RICHARD Richard Doyle And His Family, an exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 30th November 1983, to 26th February 1984, with a foreword by Roy Strong. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1983,
Quarto, pictorial card covers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £12
A useful piece of bibliography containing a checklist of Doyle’s work as well as many coloured illustrations.

5. DULAC, EDMUND / FITZGERALD, EDWARD Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Hodder and Stoughton nd ,
4to, unpaginated, red cloth stamped in gilt with a wreath featuring peacocks at the top and elephants at the bottom. Twenty coloured plates mounted on buff vellum-like sheets and framed within a stylised border design of pineapples and palms printed in gilt over tan. Plates covered with captioned guard sheets. Text set within decorative borders. Spine slightly faded and just beginning to fray at tip and tail, owners book plate and various inscriptions. some light foxing here and there, generally very good. £175

6. DUMPY BOOK Simple Simon, by Helen Reid Cross. The Dumpy Book For Children Chatto & Widus, 1908,
Sixteenmo, pp. 95. Brown pictorial cloth printed in red and black, Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £85
Number 38 in the series.

7. DUMPY BOOK / COBB, THOMAS The Little Clown, by Thomas Cobb. Grant Richards, London, 1901
First edition 16mo, pp 150, green striped cloth. Unillustrated Some pages carelessly opened, else very good. £90
Number 9 in the series.

8. DUMPY BOOK / TOURTEL, MARY A Horse Book, by Mary Tourtel. Grant Richards, London, 1901
First edition 16mo, pp 96, green striped cloth, pages printed on one side only. Each page of text faces a full page coloured illustration. Generally very good. £90
Number 10 in the series.
Mary Tourtel went on to create the character of Rupert the bear

9. DUNCAN, JEANETTE / JACKSON, A.E. The Story Of Sonny Sahib, by Jeanette Duncan, illustrated by A.E.Jackson.The Children’s Bookcase series edited by E. Nesbit. Humphrey Milford, O.U.P. 1934,
Reprint, 12mo, pp.163, brown pictorial cloth printed in black and gilt. Six coloured plates, pictorial title-page. School prize label laid down to front endpaper,afew light marks, generally very good. £18
A story set in India.

10. DURACK, ELIZABETH / BULLER-MURPHY, DEBORAH An Attempt To Eat The Moon, and other stories recounted from the Aborigines by Deborah-Buller-Murphy, illustrated by Elizabeth Durack. Georgian House Melbourne, 1958,
First edition, small 4to, pp. 50, brown pictorial cloth, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Brown and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper chipped around edges, light brown marks to endpapers, generally very good. £45
Muir 1201.
Fifteen Aboriginal legends from the now extinct Dordenup tribe of South-Western Australia.

11. DURACK, MARY & ELIZABETH The Magic Trumpet, by Mary & Elizabeth Durack. Cassell & Co. Ltd no date, (1946),
First edition, small 4to, pp. 46, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and part colour, text printed in brown. Spine chipped at tip and tail,back cover has a small stain, otherwise very good. £60
Muir 2194.
An aboriginal fantasy in verse.

12. DURACK, MARY & ELIZABETH All-About, the story of a Black community on Argyle Station, Kimberley. The Bulletin, Sydney, 1936,
Third impression, ( first edition was1935). Small 4to, unpaginated, paper covered, cloth backed boards with pictorial vignette printed in blue. Mounted coloured frontis, black and white illustrations throughout. Very good. £35
Not listed in Muir as a children’s book. Aboriginal stories.

13. DURRELL, GERALD Birds, Beasts & Relatives, by Gerald Durrell, dust jacket design by Eileen Walton. The Literary Guild, 1969,
Octavo, pp. 256, red cloth, gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Unillustrated. Near fine. £10
An account of the Durrell family’s life in Corfu.

14. DUTT, R C Maha-bharata, by R C Dutt, introduction by F Max Muller. Sumit Publications, Delhi, nd
Modern reprint (First published 1899), pp 189, red cloth gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white ilLustrations in text. Slightly worn and grubby, but sound externally and internally. £12
Epic literature of the ancient Hindus.
The Maha-bharata has been described as the Iliad of India.The volume is an inexpensive modern facsimile reprint of the 1889 edition.

15. DYER, GERTRUDE P Parables From Flowers, by Gertrude Dyer, W.P Nimmo, 1892
First edition, 8vo, pp. 126, plus 16 page publisher’s list, green pictorial cloth printed in black, orange, yellow and green. black and white frontis, decorative chapter headings. Very good. £12
A devotional book of parables featuring flowers.

16. E.E.N. / POSTCARD / RABBITS School Is Over But Tommy Must Stay, Because He Has Been A Bad Boy Today, by E.E.N. No. 4405. J. Salmon Ltd. no date,
A coloured postcard depicting a schoolteacher rabbit teaching a young rabbit. Postally unused. Fine. £8

17. ELEPHANTS / FLAHERTY, FRANCES / LEACOCK, URSULA Sabu The Elephant Boy, by Frances Flaherty & Ursula Leacock. J. M Dent, 1937,
First edition, 4to, pp. 95, grey pictorial cloth printed in red. Photographic illustrations throughout. Light foxing to prelims, else very good. £12
The story of a small Indian boy called Sabu and of his elephant Irawatha.

18. ELLSWORTH. E.E. ET AL. For the Tinies, Blackie & Son, n.d. (1950s)
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards. A collection of stories by various authors, including E.E. Ellsworth with illustrations in colour and black and white by various artists including F. Parker. Lighr wear to edges, otherwise very good. £16
A nice coloured frontis of an elephant having his hair cut by a monkey.

19. ENTWISTLE, MARY There Was Once ... Compiled and adapted by Mary Entwistle, illus by Jean MacLeod. Student Christian Movement Press 1932
First edition, 8vo, pp 233, blue cloth, pictorial dustwrapper by Gabriel. Black and white illus throughout by Jean MacLeod. Wrapper price clipped and sl chipped around edge. A little wear to covers. Generally v good. £12
Myths, folk tales and legends from many lands.

20. ENWRIGHT, MAGINEL WRIGHT / GORDON, ELIZABETH Billy Bunny’s Fortune, Written by Elizabeth Gordon, Illustrated by Maginel Wright Enright. Algonquin Publishing Co, New York and John Lane, the Bodley Head, London, 1936
First published 1919. 12mo, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Corners and extremities of spine rubbed with a little loss of paper. Otherwise very good. £19
No. 107 in the Algonquin Sunny Book series.
A nice rabbit book, probably influenced by Beatrix Potter.

21. ESCHER, REINHOLD Mecki Im Schlaraffenland, sein erster marchenhafter Reisebericht, aufgeschrieben von ihm selbst. Zeichnungen der Mecki-Figur nach Diehl-Film. Hammerich & Lesser, Hamburg, (1958).
Oblong 4to, pp. 50, pictorial paper covered boards and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Title page very slightly crumpled, generally very good. £50
This book was first published in 1952. It was the first of a series of five books about the adventures of Mecki a little hedgehog.The illustrations are delightful, detailed and humourous.Quite scarce.

22. ESTIENNE, CHARLES De Re Hortensi Libellus, vulgaria herbarum, flurom ac fruticum, qui in hortis coseri solent nomina latinis vocibus effere docens ex probatis authoribus. In puerorum atque utilitatem. Recognitus et auctus Parisiis. Ex officina Roberti Stephani, 1536
Second edition, small 8vo, pp 96 and pp 15 index in Latin and French, bound in later mottled sheep with gilt panelled spine. Marbled endpapers. Attractive woodcut design to title page. Small repair to blank lower margin, light staining to lower margin towards end, old and illegible signature to title page and marginal notations. A very good crisp copy. £600
Wellcome 6069, Hunt 36, Pritzel 2744, MULC 744, Bird 814, Stilwell 629, Osler 2535.
Charles Etienne was one of the famous French family of printers. He wrote a number of similar little treatises on horticulture and botany, most of which were later gathered together and published under the title Praedium Rusticum, 1554. De Re Hortensi Libellus was first published in 1535. It was written for the amusement and instruction of his pupil, Jean Antoine de Baif. It is one of a series of children’s books. It was to be a popular work as the multiplicity of early editions (mostly very rare) testify. With its glossaries in French and Latin it must have been an amusing and instructive work for young boys.

23. FAIRIES Flights to Fairyland, by the Staff and Pupils of Lothian School, Harrogate. Edited by Jean Miller and Rose E Speight. N.d. (c1930).
4to, pp 60, pictorial card covers. Three black and white illustrations by Phyllis Chase. V good plus. £40
Phyllis Chase illustrated the first Enid Blyton Book, Child Whispers. In this book her pictorial cover depicts children and fairies. The stories and poems are written by schoolchildren aged between 9 and 15 years old. They cover such topics as Fairy Flights, How the Birch Tree Became Silver, What Fairies Do, Why Nettles Sting, etc.

24. FAIRIES / CLOKE, RENE Pixieland Rhymes, illustrated by Rene Cloke. A Pixie Book Wm Collins and Son, nd (1940s)
12mo, pp 28, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout, including a lovely double-spread showing woodland animals, pixies and fairies picnicking. Edges slightly rubbed, otherwise very good. £12
Lovely delicate fairy folk and small animals.

25. FAIRIES / MURRAY, AMELIA JANE A Regency Lady’s Faery Bower, by Amelia Jane Murray. Collins, 1985,
First edition, 4to, pp. 64, white paper-covered boards elaborately decorated in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper, gilt-patterned endpaper with oval fairy illustrations. Coloured illustrations throughout. Inscription to half title, else fine. £10
Amelia Jane Murray was known to her family as Emily. She was born in 1800 on the Isle of Man. The delicate illustrations in Regency style were done when she was young. They were never published until their appearance in this book.

26. FAIRIES / PHILLPOTTS The Faeryland Companion, by Beatrice Phillpotts. Pavilion Books Ltd, 1999
First edition, large 4to, pp. 96, padded pictorial paper-covered boards, blue endpapers. An anthology of fairy lore, folk tales and stories with illustrations by various artists including Rackham, Doyle Froud etc. Ownership inscription to final text page, otherwise near fine. £20
A lovely collection of fairy related text and art.

27. FARJEON, ELEANOR The Two Bouquets, a novelette by Eleanor Farjeon, based on the operetta by Eleanor & Herbert Farjeon, decorations by Reginald Woolley. Michael Joseph, 1948
First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 163, red cloth decorated in silver, pictorial dustwrapper. Pictorial chapter headings throughout. Wrapper price clipped, inexpertly repaired, chipped and incomplete.Covers faded with just slight fraying to spine, contents very good. £20

28. FARMER, PENELOPE Beginnings, Creation Myths of the World Compiled and Edited by Penelope Farmer, Illustrated by Antonio Frasconi. Chatto and Windus, 1978,
First edition, 8vo, pp 146, black cloth gilt, pictorial dustjacket. Illustrated with full-page black and white engravings. Book bears several unobtrusive stamps indicating former public library status.Front endpapers gummed together to conceal the worst. Else near fine. £12

29. FEW, FRANK& BETTY The Boomerang-Maker, Alcheringa Series, by Frank & Betty Few, photography by Frank Few. Rigby Ltd. Adelaide, 1963,
First edition, 4to, pp. 43, pictorial cloth with matching dustwrapper. Photographic illustrations on alternate pages. Dustwrapper price-clipped and chipped around edges, generally, very good. £20
Muir 2480.
An incident in the life of an Aboriginal tribesman. Frank Few was Walt Disney’s photocorrespondent in Australia and was the creator of the T.V. series Alcheringa

30. FIELD, MRS Mixed Pickles, A Story for Boys and Girls, by Mrs Field. Wells Gardner, Darton and Co, 1893
Fifth edition, 8vo, pp 148, pale blue cloth pictorially printed and gilt embossed. Illustrated by T Pym. Bumped at tip and tail of spine else very good. £18
‘T Pym’ is a pseudonym for Clara Creed the illustrator.The illustrations imitate the style of Kate Greenaway.

31. FILM FUN Film Fun Annual 1948, a Christmas present for one and all. Amalgamated Press, 1948,
Quarto, pp. 96, pictorial paper covered boards with Bournville cocoa advertisement on back cover. Comic strip illustrations throughout. Corners bumped with chipping to edges. Long pencil inscription to front endpaper, short tear to final endpaper, marks here and there, otherwise generally good. £12
Albert & Costello, Laurel & Hardy amongst many others

32. FINNEMORE, J The Young Australian, by J. Fennemore, Chambers Narrative Readers, set D. W.& R. Chambers, no date,
12mo, pp.55, green pictorial cloth. Photographic illustrations. List of other books in the series on wrapper. Some wear throughout. Good. £9
Not in Muir but another book in the series is listed 2519.

33. FLEMING, W.M Bunyip Says So, a tale of the Australian Bush by W.M. Fleming, New Century Press Pty. Sydney, 1939,
Reprint, (first edition was 1922), pp. 96, brown pictorial paper-covered boards printed in blue. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some damage and loss of paper to tip and tail of spine, ownership inscription with owner’s address on half title, a few marks here and there, generally very good. £40
Muir2559.A story of Bush creatures.

34. FLOWER,CEDRIC Cedric Flower’s Picture Book Of Australia Within. Golden Press, Sydney, 1978,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, red cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper has half inch tear at tip of spine, otherwise very good. £20
Muir part two, 3166.A look at
Australia’s background through the medium of architecture, transport and costume.

35. FOREMAN, MICHAEL Monkey And The Three Wizards, pictures by Michael Foreman, translated by Peter Harris. Collins, 1976,
First edition thus, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards and dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Former erased ownership inscription faintly visible on front pastedown, light chipping and wear to edge of dustwrapper, else very good. £18
Based on a single episode from an epic written in China 400 years ago.

36. FOREMAN, MICHAEL The Little Red Hen, retold and illustrated by Michael Foreman. Andersen Press, 1999,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed board and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Near mint. £18
The companion volume to Chicken Licken

37. FOREMAN, MICHAEL / CARTER, ANGELA Sleeping Beauty, and Other Favourite Fairy Tales, chosen and translated by Angela Carter, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Victor Gollancz 1982
First edition, 4to, pp 128, cream cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Fine. Inscribed by Foreman on the half title page, To Lesley with love Michael Foreman 1983. £35

38. FOREMAN, MICHAEL / CARTER, ANGELA Sleeping Beauty, and Other Favourite Fairy Tales, chosen and translated by Angela Carter, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Victor Gollancz 1982
First edition, 4to, pp 128, cream cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Fine. £24

39. FOREMAN, MICHAEL / JONES, TERRY Nicobobinus, by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Pavilion, 1985,
First U.K. edition, 4to, pp. 176, blue cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Dustwrapper price-clipped with 2 short tears to lower edge, otherwise near fine. £15

40. FOREMAN, MICHAEL / JONES, TERRY The Sea Tiger, by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Pavilion, 1994,
First edition thus, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, yellow endpapers. Illustrated in colour throughout. Fine. £10

41. FOREMAN, MICHAEL / O’BRIEN, EDNA Tales For The Telling, Irish Folk and Fairy stories by Edna O’Brien, illustrated by Michael Foreman. Pavilion, 1986,
First edition, 4to, pp. 128, brown cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. Wrapper price-clipped. £14
An attractive collection of Irish folk and fairy tales.

42. FORTUNE TELLING The Ancient Wheel of Fortune, Taken from the Book of Knowledge, 1796. With an Introduction by H.C. Utica, New York, 1940,
Limited edition of 355 copies printed by Howard Coggleshall on Deepdyne types designed by Frederic W Goudy, 12mo, unpaginated, stiff grey card covers printed in back and red. Contains one diagrammatic illustration of the “Wheel of Fortune” and one page printed red and black. Fine. £30
A interesting and arcane pamphlet explaining the fortune telling by the ancient method called “The Wheel of Fortune”.

43. FOSTER, BIRKET / FALCONER, WILLIAM The Shipwreck, A Poem by William Falconer, with Life by Robert Carruthers, illustrated by Birket Foster. A and C Black, Edinburgh, 1858
First edition thus, 8vo, pp 153, red cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, aeg. Black and white wood engravings throughout by Birket Foster. Covers rubbed around edges with slight wear. Internally very good. £50
Foster’s illustrations convey the power of the sea.

44. FOSTER, WILLIAM Keeper Jocko, written and illustrated by William Foster. James Nisbet, n.d. (circa 1900),
First edition, 12mo, pp. 87, beige pictorial cloth printed in pink, brown and blue. Alternate pages of text and coloured illustrations. Lower corner of front cover stained, faint browning to prelims, generally very good. £45
William Foster was the son of M.B. Foster. This nice little book about a monkey named Jocko is of a similar style and format to the Peter Rabbit books.

45. FOX, FRANCES MARGARET / BEEM, FRANCES Little Bear’s Ups and Downs, by Frances Margaret Fox, pictures by Frances Beem. Rand McNallyand Co, Chicago and New York, 1937
1st edition was 1925. 12mo, pp 64, pictorial paper-covered boards. Five coloured plates, black and white illustrations throughout. Corners and extremities of spine rubbed with a little loss of paper. Otherwise very good. £18

46. FREEDLEY, GEORGE / DOWLING, VICTOR J. Mr. Cat, by George Freedley, drawings by Victor J. Dowling. Howard Frisch, New York. 1960,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 56, beige cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Cloth slightly cockled, otherwise very good. £24
Necker 731.
An anecdotal tale of the author’s cat.

47. FULLER, HARVEY / OUIDA A Dog of Flanders, by Ouida, ( Louisa De La Ramee ), illustrated by Harvey Fuller. Albert Whitman & Co, Chicago, 1940,
Fourth printing, (copyright1927 ), 8vo, pp. 128, maroon cloth with coloured plate laid on to front cover , pictorial endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Covers rather worn and rubbed, internally very good. £15
A sad story about the bond between a boy and a dog.

48. FYLEMAN, ROSE Widdy-Widdy-Wurkey, Nursery Rhymes from Many Lands, translated by Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Valery Carrick. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1946,
(First edition was 1936) 8vo, pp 70, grey cloth decorated with red and blue. Black and white illustrations throughout. Very good. £20
An attractive collections of rhymes for young children.

49. FYLEMAN, ROSE / STEWART, CHARLES. Hob And Bob, a tale of two goblins, by Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Charles Stewart. Hollis and Carter, 1944,
First edition, 4to, pp. 64. Yellow cloth with blue lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Colour printed illustrations throughout. Lacks front endpaper, dustwrapper dusty, chipped around edges with a little loss of paper, otherwise very good. £40
Although a wartime economy standard book there is some fine coloured printing by The Chapel River Press. A story of goblins and nursery rhyme characters.

50. GAISFORD, FRANCES Hymns and their Associations, by Frances Gaisford. Elliot Stock, 1889,
First edition, 12mo, green cloth gilt, patterned endpapers, pp 91. Covers show some wear, gilt to spine dulled, press cutting glued onto fep, fep bears retailers stamp., foxing to endpapers and prelims, else contents very good. £10

51. GALDONE, PAUL / CATS King Of The Cats, a ghost story by Joseph Jacobs, retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone. World’s Work Ltd. 1982,
First U.K.edition thus, oblong 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £12

52. GALDONE, PAUL / TITUS, EVE Anatole And The Toyshop, by Eve Titus, pictures by Paul Galdone, Bodley Head, 1971,
First U.K. edition, 4to, pp. 36, pictorial paper-covered boards with matching dustwrapper. Pictorial title page, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Dustwrapper slightly chipped at edges, else very good. £15
Anatole is a mouse. This is the eighth book in the series.

53. GALDONE, PAUL / TITUS, EVE Anatole And The Robot, by Eve Titus, pictures by Paul Galdone, Bodley Head, 1961,
First U.K. edition, 4to, pp. 36, pictorial paper-covered boards, no dustwrapper. Pictorial title page, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Light wear to edges else very good. £10
Anatole is a mouse. This is the third book in the series.

54. GARFIELD, LEON The Apprentices, by Leon Garfield. Heinemann, 1982,
First edition thus. 8vo, pp. 315, brown cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Unillustrated. Jacket painting by Stefen Bernath. Fine. £10
A cycle of novels in miniature.

55. GARFIELD, LEON / JAQUES, FAITH The Cloak, by Leon Garfield, illustrated by Faith Jaques. Heinemann, 1976.
First edition, 8vo, pp.48, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with some discreet selotape repairs around edges, top corner clipped from front endpaper, internally very good. £10

56. GARFIELD, LEON / JAQUES, FAITH Moss And Blister, by Leon Garfield, illustrated by Faith Jaques. Heinemann, 1976.
First edition, 8vo, pp.48, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper chipped around edges, internally very good. £12

57. GASKELL, ELIZABETH / TAWSE, SYBIL Cranford, by Mrs. Gaskell, containing eight full-page illustrations in colour by Miss Sybil Tawse. A. & C. Black, 1914,
First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 289, green cloth pictorially stamped on front, spine and back cover in green, grey and brown. Eight coloured plates. Light foxing to prelims and edges, otherwise very good. £20
The pictorial cloth binding is very attractive.

58. GEE, H.L. / STRIP BOOK The Twins On Holiday, by H.L. Gee, pictured by Olive F. Openshaw. Brockhampton Press, no date.
First or early edition, narrow oblong 12mo, unpaginated, pictorial thin card covers. Blue, black and white illustrations in strip form. Staples rusted, else very good. £10

59. GHOSE, SUDHIN N Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from Farther India, by Sudhin N Ghose, with illustrations by Shrimati E Carlile. South Brunswick. New York: A S Barnes and Co Inc. London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd. 1966,
First edition, 8vo, pp 145, red cloth, pictorial endpapers and dustwrapper. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations printed in black, white and beige. Wrapper worn and chipped with a little loss, book sound but showing a few signs of wear, else very good. £15
Folk tales from
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

60. GIBBINGS, ROBERT Over The Reefs, by Robert Gibbings with engravings by the author. J. M. Dent, 1948,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 240, maroon cloth embossed and lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper, pictorial map endpapers. Black and white wood engravings throughout. Dustwrapper foxed and clipped, otherwise very good. £20

61. GIBBS, MAY Prince Dande Lion, a Garden Whim-Wham, by May Gibbs Ure-Smith, Sydney, 1953,
First edition, small 4to, pp. 117, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured pictorial title-page, 3 full page coloured plates, 12 full page black and white illustrations, text illustrations throughout. Some patchy fading to covers particularly to edges, ownership inscription on front endpaper tippexed out, some loss of paper to lower corners of some pages particularly on one of the black and white illustrations, finger marks here and there, generally good. £60

62. GIBBS, MAY Mr. & Mrs. Bear And Friends, by May Gibbs, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, no date, (1950),
Reprint, First published 1943), small 4to, pp. 145, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Pictorial title page, coloured frontis, 9 full page sepia plates, sepia and white text illustrations. Very good. £50
Muir 2788.
A story of koala bears and other Bush creatures.

63. GOLLYWOGS Golly Tales, “Tall Book series”, Children’s Press, no date, (circa 1950),
Tall very narrow 4to, pp. 14, pictorial thin card covers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Mint. £15
An attractive item

64. GOODALL, JOHN An Edwardian Season, illustrated by John S. Goodall. Macmillan, 1979.
First edition, oblong 8vo, maroon cloth gilt, pink endpapers, pictorial dustwrapper. No text. 29 double-page spreads and one full page illustration all in colour. Wrapper just slightly browned at top edge, else fine £12

65. GOODALL, JOHN An Edwardian Diary For 1979, illustrated by John S Goodall. Macmillan, 1978,
First edition, oblong 8vo, white paper-covered boards with gilt decoration and lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. The text is in the form of an engagement diary divided into months, each month has a double- page illustration in colour. Dustwrapper price-clipped, there is a mark on the dustwrapper fold where a sticky price label has been removed, quite a long inscription to front endpaper, otherwise very good. £10

66. GOODFELLOW, ROBIN The Busy Book, by Robin Goodfellow. Thomas Nelson, no date, ( 1920s),
Quarto, pp. 247, pictorial cloth, pictorial fairy endpapers. 12 coloured plates, by KEO, George Morrow etc, various artists including Ruth Cobb. Black and white illustrations throughout by Joint cracked, tip and tail of apine slightly worn and frayed, generally very good. £45
Similar in style to the Blackie’s Annuals of the same period.

67. GOUDGE, ELIZABETH At The Sign Of The Dolphin, an Elizabeth Goudge anthology, compiled and arranged by Rose Dobbs. Hodder & Stoughton, 1947,
First edition thus, 8vo, pp.544, beige cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Unillustrated. Dustwrapper slightly chipped around edges, particularly at tip and tail of spine, endpapers lightly marked, else very good. £20
Selections from some of Goudge’s famous novels.

68. GRABO, CARL H / NEILL JOHN R Peter And The Princess, by Carl H. Grabo, pictures by John R. Neill. Reilly & Lee, Chicago, no date, copyright 1920,
First edition, small 4to, pp. 243, green cloth with gilt ruling and lettering, coloured plate laid on to front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Eight coloured plates under captioned guards. Bookplate laid on to front endpaper. A very good, bright copy. £150
Quite scarce.

69. GRAHAME JOHNSTONE, ANNE & JANET The Pied Piper Of Hamelin, verses by Robert Browning, illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. Dean & Sons, 1969
First edition illustrated thus.4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, pictorial endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Covers bumped at lower edge, otherwise very good. £15

70. GRAHAME JOHNSTONE, JANET & ANNE Pussy Cat Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. Dean & Son, 1970,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Very good. £25
Bold, stylized illustrations to Nursery Rhymes concerning cats.

71. GRAHAME, KENNETH / HENNING, PAUL Toad Goes Caravanning, from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows, illustrated in colour photography by Paul Henning. Methuen & Co, 1947
First edition, 8vo, pp. 32, pictorial paper-covered boards and dustwrapper. Coloured photographic illustrations. Henning has used dolls to portray the various characters Wrapper chipped around edges and browned on the underside, otherwise very good. £10
An adaption of the second chapter of The Wind In The Willows.

72. GRAY, HAROLD Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray. Cupples & Leon Co. New York, copyright 1926,
Small 4to, pp.86, pictorial paper-covered boards. Comic strip illustrations in black and white throughout. Ownership inscription for 1938 on front endpaper with star laid down, otherwise a very good bright copy. £80

73. GRAY, HAROLD Little Orphan Annie In The Circus. by Harold Gray. Cupples & Leon Co. New York, copyright 1927,
Small 4to, pp.86, pictorial paper-covered boards. Comic strip illustrations in black and white throughout. Covers worn and bumped, contents very good. £30

74. GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUAL The Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1939 for boys and girls. Amalgamated Press, 1939,
Quarto, pp. 232, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis, and black and white illustrations throughout, text printed on thick paper. Spine faded, corners slightly bumped, a few marks and light foxing here and there. Generally near very good. £12
The series was compiled and written by Frank Richards (Charles Hamilton), the author of the Billy Bunter books.

75. GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUAL The Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1931, for boys and girls. Amalgamated Press, 1931,
Quarto, pp. 280, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis, and black and white illustrations throughout, text printed on thick paper. Joint strenghened with tape, Covers badly rubbed with fading and splitting to spine, contents near very good. £10
The series was compiled and written by Frank Richards (Charles Hamilton), the author of the Billy Bunter books.


 

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