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THIS MONTH'S STOCK SELECTION

 

 

1. GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUAL The Greyfriars Holiday Annual 1926, for boys and girls. Amalgamated Press, 1926,
Quarto, pp. 358 pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis, and black and white illustrations throughout, text printed on thick paper. Covers marked and cracked around edges,contents very good. £14
The series was compiled and written by Frank Richards (Charles Hamilton), the author of the Billy Bunter books.

2. GRIFFIS, WILLIAM ELLIS / CARLSON, GEORGE Belgian Fairy tales. by William Ellis Griffis, illustrated by George Carlson. Thomas Y. Crowell, New York. 1919,
Fifth thousand, 8vo, pp. 252, green pictorial cloth printed in yellow, red and blue. Four coloured plates, ? of six. Very good, tight copy. £30

3. GRIFFITH, LINDA / PEEPSHOW Little Red Riding Hood, A Peepshow Book illustrated by Linda Griffith Produced by Intervisual Communications, Los Angeles. Chatto and Windus, 1975,
12mo. Ten pages of 3-dimensional illustrations with text beneath. The covers can be tied together to form a diorama. Fine. £18
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4. GRIFFITH, LINDA / PEEPSHOW Aladdin And The Magic Lamp, A Peepshow Book illustrated by Linda Griffith. Produced by Intervisual Communications, Los Angeles. Chatto and Windus, 1979,
12mo. Ten pages of 3-dimensional illustrations with text beneath. The covers can be tied together to form a diorama. Fine. £18
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5. GRIMM / HOLMES Grimm’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by Holmes. Collins Clear-Type Press, no date,
Quarto, pp.144, pictorial paper covered boards. Eight coloured plates, black and white illustrations throughout. Corners slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. £30

6. GUERBER, H A Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages, Their Origin and Influence on Literature and Art, by H A Guerber. George G Harrap and Co, 1913,
First edition, 8vo, pp 405 plus pp 2 publishers’ list, blue cloth, gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated by various artists including Willy Pogany. Tip and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped, a few signs of wear but gilt bright and generally very good. £20

7. GUERIN, A.C. Loosikins, a delightful story of the Australian bush for young and old with authentic information on birds and trees, by A.C. Guerin, preface by Mary Gilmore. Laurent Publishing, Sydney, no date, (1946),
First edition, small 4to, pp. 64, including six page glossary and one page foreword by Mary Gilmore, pictorial paper-covered boards. Nine coloured illustrations and black and white illustrations in the text. Covers marked and worn with loss of paper to edges, light crease to prelims, else good. £25
Muir 3101.
Loosikins is a little girl who has adventures in the Bush with fairy folk and Bush creatures.

8. GUINNESS / NASH, JOHN Happy New Lear, designed for Guinness by H.S. Benson, illustrations by John Nash, printed by W.S. Cowell Ltd. Ipswich. Guinness, no date,
First edition, 8vo, unpaginated, pictorial card covers. A parody of Edward Lear’s poems and limericks to advertise Guinness, black and white illustrations throughout. Fine. £60

9. GUITON, PAUL Switzerland Northern and Eastern, by Paul Guiton. Medici Society 1931
8vo, pp 225, blue cloth, map endpapers.
Illustrated throughpout with reproductions of photographs. Spine frayed, covers dusty, light foxing to endpapers. Internally very good. £15

10. GURR, T. STUART Jungle Vagabonds, by T. Stuart Gurr. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1946,
Reprint, (first published in 1942), small 4to, pp. 134, pictorial paper-covered boards with matching dustwrapper, pictorial green and white endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Damage to edges of dustwrapper with loss of paper to spine, (long ago insects), the book itself is in very good condition. £35
Muir 3225.
A story of the Indian jungle, with Selim the tiger and other animals.

11. HADFIELD, JOHN AND MILES The 12 Days of Christmas, by Miles and John Hadfield. Cassell and Co, 1961,
First edition, large 8vo, pp 176, red cloth gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Wrapper price clipped, else very good. £18
A gift book with illustrations and prose relating to various aspects of Christmas.

12. HALE, KATHLEEN Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) Keeps a Dog, by Kathleen Hale. London: Country Life Ltd. New York: Transatlantic Arts. nd (1949)
First edition, folio, pp 32, pictorial paper-covered cloth-backed boards, pictorially (paw) patterned endpapers.No dustwrapper. Pictorial title-page, illustrated throughout in colour. Lithography by W S Cowell Ltd. Board just slightly bumped at the corners, the tip of the spine and at the top and bottom of the back board, else a very good bright copy. £145

13. HALL, JOHN INGLIS / MACKENDRICK, LILIAN The Cat In my Mind, by John Inglis Hall, with illustrations by Lilian Mackendrick. Putnam, 1958,
First edition 8vo, unpaginated, black cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A series of verses illustrated in brown Dustwrapper chipped around edges with a short tear at top of spine and a little loss of paper, otherwise very good. £20
Necker 878.
The book is written in verse.

14. HAPPY DAYS Happy Days, B.B Ltd, printed in England no date (1950s).
Octavo, unpaginated, pictorial card covers. Two coloured plates and black & white illustrations in the text. Near fine. £9
A small boy and girl go for a picnic and have adventures. The illustrations are similar in style to those of Eileen Soper

15. HARRISON, ADA / AUSTIN, ROBERT Examples of San Bernardino, chosen by Ada Harrison, illustrated by Robert Austin. Gerald Howe, 1926,
First and limited edition (1050 thus), 8vo, pp 150, embossed beige cloth gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Frontispiece and woodcut illustrations and ornaments throughout. Wrapper worn and chipped with some loss, book fine. £25

16. HASSALL, JOHN Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson and Gulliver’s Travels, retold for little folk, illudtrated by John Hassall, Blackie & Son Ltd. no date, (1930s)
Probably first edition thus, 4to, pp. 80, 80, 80, (240 pages in all), pictorial paper covered boards. Illustrated throughout with coloured plates including two double page spreads, and black and white. Edges rubbed with a little loss of paper, internally very good. £30
Attractive illustrations in Hassall’s vivid, bold style.

17. HASSALL, JOHN Hansel And Gretel, illustrated by John Hassall.. Blackie & Son, no date, (circa 1930).
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial paper covered card covers Four coloured plates, black and white text illustrations. Crease to top corner of cover, ownership inscription and address to verso of title page, otherwise very good. £20

18. HASSALL, JOHN The Goose-Girl And The Queen Bee, illustrated by John Hassall.. Blackie & Son, no date, (circa 1930).
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial paper covered card covers Three coloured plates, including one double page spread, black and white text illustrations. Minimal wear and a few light marks, otherwise very good £25

19. HAWKINS, SHEILA Animals Of Australia, by Sheila Hawkins, Puffin Picture Books number 45, editor,Noel Carrington Penguin Books Ltd. no date, (1940s),
Oblong 8vo, pp. 32, pictorial paper wraps. Coloured and black and white illustrations throughout. Minimal wear to edges, else very good. £12
Muir 3378.
A particularly appealing cover illustration of young koala bears on a branch.

20. HAWKINS, SHEILA Animals Of Australia, by Sheila Hawkins, Puffin Picture Books number 45, editor,Noel Carrington Penguin Books Ltd. no date, (1940s),
Oblong 8vo, pp. 32, pictorial paper wraps. Coloured and black and white illustrations throughout. Staples rusted, else very good. £12
Muir 3378.
A particularly appealing cover illustration of young koala bears on a branch.

21. HAZLITT, W. CAREW Tales and Legends of national origin or widely current in England from early times, with critical introductions, by W. Carew Hazlitt. Swan Sonnenschein, New York, 1892.
Octavo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering, yellow endpapers. Unillustrated. A little wear to edges, light foxing here and there, otherwise very good. £20
An interesting collection of English folk legends.

22. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST / BUCKLEY, PETER Ernest, by Peter Buckley. Dial Press, New York, 1978,
First edition, 4to, 162 pages of text and the remaining 89 pages alternative caption and photographic reproduction. Black laminated boards, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Light wear to edges of dustwrapper, otherwise very good. £15

23. HENRI, RENE / ARNOLD, GEORGE Toby Presents Ali Oigle And Toitle, a tale of the Northern Territory, a story for children from two to ten, written and illustrated by Rene Henri & George Arnold. Hudson Publication, Printed By City Printers, Sydney, no date, (1955),
First edition, oblong 8vo, pp. 21, pictorial paper-covered boards. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Light foxing to prelims and final pages, otherwise very good. £35
Muir 3459.
Toby is an ancient Aboriginal who lives in the Northern territory.

24. HENTY, G.A St. Bartholomew’s Eve, a tale of the Huguenot Wars, by G.A. Henty. Blackie & Son, no date, (1930s),
Reprint, 8vo, pp. 384. Beige cloth with pictorial spine printed in black and red. Four black and white illustrations. Dustwrapper damaged around edges with some loss of paper, some damp marks which are also apparent on the back cover, light foxing to edges, generally good. £15

25. HENTY, G.A The Bravest Of The Brave, or With Peterborough In Spain by G. A. Henty. Blackie & Son, no date, (1930s),
Reprint, 8vo, pp. 352. Grey cloth with pictorial spine printed in black and blue, pictorial dustwrapper. Four black and white illustrations. Dustwrapper price-clipped and chipped around edges .Ink mark on verso of title page, light foxing to edges, otherwise very good. £18

26. HERRIOT, JAMES The Market Square Dog, by James Herriot, illustrated by Ruth Brown. Michael Joseph, 1989,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, yellow endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Mint. £10
A story written by a Yorkshire vet about a little dog with an injured leg.

27. HIGGS, MICHAEL The Sexton Blake Casebook, a collection of adventures featuring the other world famous detective compiled by Mike Higgs. Galley Press, 1987,
Quarto, pp. 288, blue cloth gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Black and white illustrations reproduced from the Sexton Blake Library. Fine. £20

28. HIRST, GORDON So They Played Together, by Gordon Hirst, illustrations by the author, (who can’t draw for nuts). Printed & published in Golbourn by Johnstone & Davie for Canon Hirst. no date, (1939),
First edition, small 4to, pp.40, pictorial thin card covers printed in blue. A collection of verses with black and white text illustrations. Spine chipped around extremities, a few light marks here and there, else very good. £30
Muir 3531.
Quaint verses for children.

29. HOBAN, RUSSELL & LILLIAN Best Friends For Frances, by Russell Hoban, pictures by Lillian Hoban. Faber & Faber, 1971,
First U.K. edition, 4to, pp. 31, pictorial paper-covered boards and matching dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in yellow, mauve, black and white. Dustwrapper price-clipped and lightly marked, else near fine. £35
An endearing comical tale of a young badger.

30. HOLDEN, ROBERT / POTTER, HEATHER Verse Ahoy, Early Australian Nursery Rhymes, selected by Robert Holden, illustrated by Heather Potter. Angus & Robertson, 1993,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, dark green endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Minimal rubbing to tip and tail of spine, else fine. £15
An attractive collection of Nursery rhymes with illustrations in bold, amusing style.

31. HOLMES, F M The Marvels of Metals, Stories of Metal-Workers and Their Victories, by F M Holmes. S W Partridge and Co, nd.
8vo, pp 160 plus pp 24, dark green cloth pictorially printed, title gilt, yellow endpapers. Black and white illustrations and engravings. Light foxing mainly to page margins, else nice bright, tight copy. Very good. £18

32. HOLT, TONIE & VALMAI / POSTCARDS Picture Postcards of the Golden Age, a collector’s guide, by Tonie & Valmai Holt. MacGibbon & Kee, 1971
First edition, 8vo, pp. 214, brown cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Black & white illustrations throughout, eight coloured illustrations. Dustwrapper rather creased, generally very good. £10
Although the valuation information is out of date, the information about cards is useful and detailed.

33. HOON, DUDLEY CHARLES, / SHELDON, BRENDA The Adventures of Pongo the Pup, The Magic Train to Storyland, Verses by Dudley Charles Hoon, illustrations by Brenda Sheldon. Pongo Books, printed by Dugdale Printing, n.d. (prize label 1948)
First edition, small 4to, unpaginated, beige cloth printed in green, pictorial dustwrapper. Text illustrations throughout printed in combinations of blue, black and white, red, black and white and green, black and white. Wrapper damaged, chipped with paper loss and price clipped, covers lightly marked, contents very good. £24
A nice 1940s animal story book.
The illustrations bear some resemblance to Mary Tourtel’s Rupert bear.

34. HOPE-MONCRIEFF, A R Romance and Legend of Chivalry, by A R Hope-Moncrieff, With Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome from Drawings and Famous Paintings. The Gresham Publishing Co, nd
First edition, 8vo, pp 439, olive green cloth printed in black, light green and gilt, grey endpapers, teg. Tissue guarded full-page coloured frontispiece and 7 other colour plates, numerous monochrome plates, title-page printed in olive green and black. Tip and tail of spine slightly worn, else near fine. £20

35. HOUSMAN, LAURENCE Hop-’O-Me-Heart, A Grown-Up Fairy Tale, by Laurence Housman, with illustrations by John Guthrie. Pear Tree Press 1938.
No. 8 of an edition limited to 160. Text set by hand in 12 point John Bell type, printed on unbleached handmade paper. Blue paper-covered boards with pictorial label. Blue and white illustrations. Top of spine chipped, damp stain around spine and top of book not affecting the text or illus. £50
Scarce.

36. HOUSSAYE, ARSENE / FRENCH Le Royaume Des Roses, par Arsene Houssaye, vignettes par Gerard Seguin. Blanchard, Paris, 1851,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 90. with four pages of publisher’s adverts. Black pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Black and white engraved illustrations. A few marks to endpapers else an exceptionally bright copy. £50

37. HUDSON, ARTHUR / COMIC STRIP Flynn Of The Great Heart, The Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies, Volume 8, illustrated by Arthur Hudson. Australian Visual education Pty. Ltd. Sydney, 1958
First edition, 4to, pp. 32, pictorial card covers. Comic strip type illustrations in brown and white throughout. Biro Library number on top edge of front cover, otherwise very good. £20
An attempt to make history more palatable for young Australians using the strip style of illustrations more usually found in comics.

38. HUDSON, ARTHUR / COMIC STRIP Over The Blue Mountains, The Australian Children’s Pictorial Social Studies, Volume 4, illustrated by Arthur Hudson. Australian Visual education Pty. Ltd. Sydney, 1958
First edition, 4to, pp. 32, pictorial card covers. Comic strip type illustrations in blue and white throughout. Biro Library number on top edge of front cover, inscription in red biro on inside of front cover, light violet markings to covers, otherwise very good. £20
An attempt to make history more palatable for young Australians using the strip style of illustrations more usually found in comics.

39. HULME BEAMAN, S.G. / NOBLE, ERNEST The Adventures Of Larry The Lamb, The Extraordinary Adventures Of Ernest The Policeman. by S.G. Hulme Beaman, illustrated by Ernest Noble. The original Toytown story of the famous broadcast play. The Children’s Hour favourite.Toytown series. George Lapworth. no date,
Small 8vo, pp, 32, pictorial paper covered boards. Black and white illustrations throughout. Edges slightly rubbed, covers lightly marked, else very good. £8

40. HULME, JOY M. / SCHELD, BETSY Counting by Kangaroos, a Multiplication Concept Book, by Joy M. Hulme, illustrated by Betsy Scheld. Scientific American Books for Young Readers. W,H. Freeman & Co, New York. 1995,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards and matching dustwrapper, pictorial kangaroo endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Half inch tear to back of wrapper, else fine. £15
A counting book.

41. HULME-BEAMAN, S.G Tales Of Toytown, written and illustrated by S.G. Hulme-Beaman. Geoffrey Cumberlage, 1948
Reprint, (first edition was1928), 8vo, pp. 158, blue pictorial cloth printed in red. No dustwrapper. Six coloured plates, black and white illustrations throughout. Very good. £9

42. HUMEZ, ALEXANDER AND NICHOLAS A.B.C. Et Cetera, The Life and Times of the Roman Alphabet, by Alexander and Nicholas Humez. David R Godine, Boston, 1985
First edition, 8vo, pp 274, black cloth with gilt lettering, orange endpapers, dustwrapper. Spine of wrapper sunned, ink stain on interior of wrapper not visible from outside. Book shows signs of a clear water stain affecting lower margin. There is no disfigurement, but some puckering of pages. Else very good. £20

43. HUMEZ, ALEXANDER AND NICHOLAS Alpha to Omega, The Life and Times of the Greek Alphabet, by Alexander and Nicholas Humez. David R Godine, Boston, 1981
Third edition (1983), 8vo, pp 203, red cloth with gilt lettering, grey-blue endpapers, dustwrapper. Bookplate of Nigel and Sarah Hollis on fep, spine of wrapper slightly sunned, else very good. £20

44. HUNTER, MILDRED C / WOOD, LAWSON Wuzzle and his Muzzle, The Terrible Tale of a Respectable Puppy, by Mildred C Hunter. Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd No. 303 nd
(inscribed 1920), 8vo, pp 16, pictorial card covers, text printed on thin card. Coloured frontispiece by Lawson Wood. Illustrated throughout in red, black and white by an unnamed artist in similar style to Cecil Aldin. Covers dusty, contents very good. £48
Adventures of a cute puppy.

45. IDIE [PSEUD FROST, ANNIE] Stories Told By Little Miss Kookaburra, of 3 L.O. Melbourne, written by “Idie”, illustrated by Guthrie Grant. Lothian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, 1925
First edition, small 4to, pp. 95, orange pictorial paper-covered boards. Photographic frontis and black and white illustrations throughout. Endpapers browned, else very good. £45
Muir 3682.
Little Miss Kookaburra (Hazel Maude), broadcast popular bedtime stories and was very well known to Australian children.

46. INDUSTRY The Little Brown Bird, A Story of Industry, with Berkel and Baldwin. A Story of Two Brothers. (No author noted) Blackie and Son nd
Inscribed 1915, 12mo, pp 64, white pictorial cloth decorated green and black. Black and white frontispiece by A.R. Light wear to front covers, fep lightly browned else very good. £20
Two highly moral tales.

47. INNES, HAMMOND The Land God Gave To Cain, a novel of the Labrador, by Hammond Innes. Collins, 1958,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 255, black cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Wrapper patchily foxed and chipped around edges with a little loss of paPer at tail of spine. Endpapers foxed, contents clean. £15

48. IRVING, WASHINGTON / WRIGHT, ALAN Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving, illustrations by Alan Wright. Thos Nelson nd (1930s)
12mo, pp 64, green pictorial cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Wrapper chipped around edges with some loss of paper at tip of spine, fep browned, contents very good. £24
Alan Wright was married to the artist Anne Anderson. Wright’s illustrations in this book are very similar in style to those of Anderson.

49. IVORY, LESLEY ANNE Meet My Cats, by Lesley Anne Ivory. Collins, 1989,
First edition, oblong 4to, unpaginated. Coloured illustrtaions throughout. Light marks to prelims and title page, otherwise very good. £12
Delightfully illustrated account of the author’s own cats.

50. JAMES, MARION Yabba Yabba, [an Aboriginal word meaning “talks”], stories and verses of Australia.. Birds-Bush-Blackfellows, by Marion James, some of the illustrations by V.R. Watt. St. Vincent’s Boys Home, Sydney, 1944,
Second enlarged edition, (first edition was 1943), 8vo, pp. 123,pictorial paper-covered boards. Black and white illustrations throughout. Light wear to covers, generally very good. £40
Muir 3739.
An attractive miscellany of poetry and prose including aboriginal folklore.

51. JEWITT, W H The Nativity in Art and Song, Its Varied Treatment with Pen and Pencil, Ancient and Modern, With Illustrative Notes, Historical and Legendary, by W Henry Jewitt. Elliot Stock, 1898,
First edition 8vo, pp 198, green cloth decorated in dark green and gilt in art nouveau style. Pictorial half-title printed in black and red, ornamental chapter heads, black and white illustrations by the author. Joint cracked internally with a little subsequent chipping to paper. Generally very good. Inscribed by the author. £40

52. JOHNS, CAPTAIN W.E Biggles Presses On, more adventures of Biggles and the Special Air Police by Captain W.E Johns.Illustrated by Leslie Stead. Brockhampton Press, 1958,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 192. brown embossed cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Coloured illustrations. Dustwrapper chipped and rubbed around edges with a little loss of paper, otherwise very good. £20

53. JOHNSON, JAMES Grenfell of Labrador, by James Johnson ATS. S W Partridge and Co, nd.
8vo, pp 192 plus pp 32, red cloth pictorially printed, title gilt, Portrait, map and 26 illustrations. Spine just a little faded but gilt bright, lacks fep, margins age-browned, else very good. £15

54. JOHNSON, PHYLLIS / ELDER, JEAN Robbie’s Trip To Fairyland, by Phyllis Johnson & Jean Elder. Murfett Pty. Ltd. Melbourne, no date, (1946),
First edition, 4to, pp. 36, pictorial paper-covered boards. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. A little light wear and loss of paper to edges of cover, otherwise very good. £35
Muir 3792.
An attractive fairy book rather similar in style to Peg Maltby’s work

55. JOHNSTON, ARNRID / AESOP Fables from Aesop and Others, illustrated by Arnrid Johnson. Coloured lithography by W S Cowell of Ipswich. Transatlantic Arts, nd (1940s),
Small 4to, pp 45, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial title page. 19 full-page coloured lithothographs. One double-spread coloured lithograph with text beneath. Black and white illustrations in text. Edges rubbed and a little wear to covers, front endpaper lightly marked, internally very good. £35
A beautifully illustrated book, the animals being portrayed in exuberant style. The printing is of a high quality.

56. JOHNSTON, JAMES Dr Laws of Livingstonia, by James Johnston, FRHS. S W Partridge and Co Ltd, nd (inscribed 1921).
8vo, pp 160, blue cloth pictorially printed, gilt title. Map and illustrations. Spine slightly rubbed, foredge lightly foxed, margins to pages browning with age, else very good. £15

57. JONES, DAVID The Tribune’s Visitation, by David Jones. Fulcrum Press 1969
First edition for the trade, 8vo, card covers with lettering by the author. Near mint. £20
A poem in blank verse. This is the trade first edition as opposed to the limited edition of 150 copies signed by the author.

58. JONES, HAROLD / COLLIN, PAUL RIES Calling Bridge, by Paul Ries Collin, illustrated by Harold Jones. OUP. 1976,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 86, yellow cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrated chapter headings throughout. Dustwrapper price clipped, light mark to front endpaper, else fine. £30

59. JOY SERIES A Surprise For Shirley, Joy series no. 7. Barker & Co. Melbourne, no date, (1941),
Quarto, pp. 12, pictorial card covers. Illustrated throughout in red, black and white. Damage to covers with a little loss of paper, brown marks to edge of pages, a just about acceptable copy. £20
Muir 3835.
One in a series of twelve booklets all published in 1941.

60. KARAFIAT, JAN Broucci, (glow worms or fireflies), pro male I velike Deti.Jan Karafiat, illus, Jiriho Trnky. Prague, 1948,
Reprint, small 4to, pp. 100, grey cloth with coloured plate laid down on front cover. illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Very good. £30
A delightfully illustrated Czechkoslovakian book.

61. KARAFIAT, JAN Broucci, (glow worms or fireflies), pro male I velike Deti.Jan Karafiat, illus, Jiriho Trnky. Prague, no date, (1930s)
4to, pp. 98, pictorial paper covered boards, dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Wrapper creased and chipped around edges, Otherwise very good. £100
A delightfully illustrated Czechkoslovakian book.

62. KARR , ALPHONSE / FRENCH Les Fees de la Mer, par Alphonse Karr, vignettes par Lorentz. Blanchard, Paris, 1851.
8vo, pp. 96, black pictorial cloth blocked in gilt, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Black and white engravings by Lorentz. An exceptionally bright, tight copy with just a few light marks to endpapers. £50
A beautiful book.

63. KAUTER, FRANK Over The Hills And Far Away, verse by Frank Kauter, illustrated by Bill Davies. John Sands Pty. Ltd. no date, (1946),
First edition. 4to, pp. 16, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured text illustrations throughout. Edges chipped with a little loss of paper, grey mark to one of the pages inside back cover lightly creased, else good. £20
Muir 3862.
Attractive book of rhymes for children with fairy and animal illustrations.

64. KEEPING, CHARLES Richard, by Charles Keeping. O.U.P. 1973,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, dustwrapper and endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £30
A factual account of the work and life of Richard, a police horse belonging to the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police Force.

65. KEEPING, CHARLES Railway Passage, by Charles Keeping. O.U.P. 1974,
First edition, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards with matching dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour and brown and white. dustwrapper rubbed at extremities and price-clipped.near ownership inscription to front endpapers, slight crease to lower edge of the inner hinge, otherwise very good. £25

66. KELLEHER, D L An Anthology of Christmas Prose and Verse Collected by D L Kelleher. With New Stories and Poems by Humbert Wolfe, Martin Armstrong, T F Poyws, Helen Beauclerk etc. Cresset Press Ltd 1928
4to, pp 231. Pink, grey and white designed cloth binding. A wide variety of authors including Shakespeare, Herrick, Lamb, Dickens, Keats and Hardy are included in Part 1. Part 2 has contributions from Humbert Wolfe, T F Powys, Martin Armstrong, Violet Sackville West, Eleanor Farjeon and others. Titlepage lettered in red within a decorated black and white border. Black and white frontispiece and a few black and white illustrations in the text. Light wear to covers, light foxing to front endpaper. Otherwise very good. £50
A rich and varied anthology of poetry, prose and Christmas carols.

67. KENT, ROCKWELL A Northern Christmas, Being the Story of a Peaceful Christmas in the Remote and Peaceful Wilderness of an Alaskan Island, by Rockwell Kent. American Artists’ Group, New York 1941
12mo, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial dustwrapper.
Red lettering to title-page, black and white illustrations by the author. Fine. £45

68. KERNAHAN, JEANIE AND COULSON / FURNISS, DOROTHY Bedtime Stories, by Jeanie Gwynne Kernahan and Coulson Kernahan, with illustrations by Dorothy Furniss. James Nisbet 1911
First edition, 8vo, unpaginated and 5 pages of publishers’ list, blue pictorial cloth gilt. Red lettering to tile-page, black and white illustrations throughout. Light wear to edges of covers, minimal foxing to prelims, otherwise very good. £25

69. KEYES, JOSA / TEDDY BEARS The Teddy Bear Story, by Josa Keyes, Windward, 1985,
Quarto, pp. 96, pictorial laminated boards and matching dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout. Fine. £14
History of Teddy Bears and bears from books, movies etc.

70. KIM / BEARS Kim, the cuddly bear. no publisher stated, made in England, no date (1950s).
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial paper covers. Illustrated throughout in orange, brown and white with some pages in full colour. Covers lightly marked, generally very good. £9
No author or illustrator are credited with this book. Kim the bear is rather strange looking with overlarge ears and head.

71. KING, ALEC& CATHERINE Australian Holiday, written by Alec & Catherine King, illustrated by Marjorie Rankin. Georgian House, Melbourne, 1945,
First edition, oblong 4to, pp. 105, pictorial paper-covered boards. Ten full page coloured plates, black and white text illustrations. Marginal wear to edges, else very good. £35
Muir 3918.
A book about Australian marsupials told in the form of a story. the illustrations are very fine and are in typical 1940s style.

72. KINGSTON, W H G In the Rocky Mountains, A Tale of Adventure, by W H G Kingston.Our Boys’ Select Library. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1901.
Reprint (first was 1878), 8vo, pp 334 plus pp 2, blue cloth pictorially printed and embossed, title gilt, patterned endpapers. With 41 full-page illustrations. Tip and tail of spine bumped and rubbed, prelims foxed, else very good. £12

73. KINGSTON, W H G A Voyage Round the World, by W H G Kingston. The Kingston Library. Thomas Nelson and Sons, nd.
Reprint. 8vo, pp 415 plus pp 2, green cloth pictorially printed, gilt title. Illustrated in colour. Tip and tail of spine bumped and rubbed, lacks one plate, score mark on front, else good. £10

74. KIPLING, RUDYARD The Elephant’s Child, by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Arlette Lavie. Child’s Play International Ltd. 1986
First edition illustrated thus, oblong 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £12
A delightfully illustrated book.

75. KLIBAN, B Catcalendar Cats, the complete collection, by B. Kliban with an introduction by the author. Eyre Methuen, 1982,
First U.K edition thus, oblong 4to, unpaginated, red laminated boards, pictorial dustwrapper, red endpapers. Alternate pages of full page black and white illustrations and small captioned coloured illustrations. Dustwrapper slightly chipped around edges, felt pen crossing out to front endpaper, otherwise very good. £10
A collection of the illustrations from five Catcalendars. The illustrations are most amusing.


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