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THIS MONTH'S STOCK SELECTION

 

 

1. KRYTHE, MAYMIE R All About the Months, by Maymie R Krythe, Harper and Row, 1966,
First edition, 8vo, pp 222, green paper-covered black cloth backed boards, silver lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Wrapper very slightly chipped and price clipped, else near fine. £12
The history of the months.

2. LAGERLOF, SELMA / KNOWLES, HORACE J Christ Legends, by Selma Lagerlof, translated from the Swedish by Velma Swanston Howard, with illustrations by Horace J Knowles. T Werner Laurie, 1937,
8vo, pp 244, blue cloth decorated red, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations. Wrapper price clipped and marked, with repairs. Ink number on back of title page, otherwise very good. £30

3. LAING, JEANIE M Folk-Lore Notes on Superstition and Folk Lore, by Jeanie M Laing, Introduction by D H Edwards, FRHS, FAS. Brechin: The Advertiser Office. Edinburgh: John Menzies and Co. 1885,
First edition, 12mo, pp 107, blue cloth gilt. Spine worn and faded, covers bumped and soiled, endpapers foxed, binding tight and contents very good. £35
Scottish folk-lore.

4. LAMBERT, MARGARET / MARX, ENID / BATSFORD English Popular Art, by M Lambert and Enid Marx. B.T. Batsford, 1951,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 120, brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper designed by Enid Marx. Eight coloured plates, black and white illustrations reproduced from photographs. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with loss of paper at top of spine, otherwise very good. £45
A study of the origins , variety and survival of popular art in England

5. LANG, ANDREW The True Story Book, edited by Andrew Lang, with numerous illustrations by L. Bogle, Lucien Davis, H.J. Ford, C.M.H. Kerr and Lancelot Speed. Longmans, Green & Co. 1893,
Second edition, 8vo, blue cloth with pictorial gilt blocking to front cover and spine, back cover gilt blocked with Church Schools Company Ltd shield, all edges gilt. Black and white illustrations throughout. Foxing to first few pages, the covers are exceptionally bright, generally very good. £45

6. LANG, JEAN Bobby And Anne In Beloo, by Jean Lang, being the adventures of two children among the wildflowers of the Swan District of Western Australia, illustrated by the author. Paterson Press, Perth, no date, (1946),
First edition, 4to, pp. 17, pictorial paper wraps. Coloured text illustrations throughout. Near fine. £30
Muir 4080.
A look at the wild flowers of Australia through the eyes of two children. The message of the book is of conservation.

7. LANG, JEAN A Book of Myths, by Jean lang, (Mrs John Lang), with sixteen drawings in colour by Helen Stratton. Thomas Nelson, no date, (1930s),
Octavo, pp.340, green decorated cloth printed in black, pictorial dustwrapper. Sixteen coloured plates. A lovely bright copy in fine condition. £30

8. LANGLOH PARKER, MRS K Australian Legendary Tales, folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the piccaninnies, collected by Mrs K. Langloh Parker, with an introduction by Andrew Lang, illustrations by a native artist, and a specimen of the native text. David Nutt, Strand & Melville, Mullen & Slade, Melbourne, 1897,
Second edition, 8vo, pp. 132 and twelve pages of publisher’s list, green pictorial cloth. Black and white text illustrations. Light wear and very slight chipping to tip and tail of spine, contents very good. £60
Muir 5710.
A collection of thirty one tales.

9. LANGLOH-PARKER, MRS. K Australian Legendary Tales, being the two collections, Australian Legendary Tales & More Australian Legendary Tales, collected from various tribes by Mrs. K. Langloh Parker, with introductions by Andrew Lang & Wandjuk Marika, illustrated by Rex Backhaus-Smith. Bodley Head, London, 1978,
First edition thus, (the legends were first published in two volumes in 1896 and 1898), 8vo, pp. 191, maroon cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper rubbed around edges with two small holes in spine, otherwise very good. £20
One of the all-time great collections of Aboriginal legends and lore.

10. LARKIN, DAVID Giants, illustrated by Julek Heller, Carolyn Scrace and Jean Wijngaard, devised by David Larkin, text by Sarah Teale. Harry N Abrams Inc, New York; George Allen & Unwin, London 1979
Folio, pp 192, Brown cloth gilt, pictorial dustwrapper and endpapers. Illus throughout in colour and black & white. V good. £30
A fanciful account of giants.

11. LATHAM, MRS. ALBERT. G Christabel, Or, The Freaks and Fancies of Three Little Folk by Mrs. Albert G. Latham, illustrated by Paul Hardy. Blackie and Son, 1909.
First edition, 8vo, pp 240, green pictorial cloth printed in red, black and white, pictorial dustwrapper,all edges olivine, grey endpapers. Four coloured plates and black and white illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper rubbed and chipped around edges with just a little loss of paper, cloth to front cover wrinkled, pastedown cracked, prelims lightly marked and fingured, otherwise very good. £20
A nice early dustwrapper.

12. LAWRENCE, JOHN George, His Elephant And Castle, by John Lawrence, Patrick Hardy Books, 1983,
First edition, oblong 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £20
George, a retired soldier, lives in a castle on an elephant’s back.

13. LAWSON, HENRY / LINDSAY, LIONEL The Romance of The Swag, by Henry Lawson, illustrated with woodcuts by Lionel Lindsay. Ure Smith, Sydney, 1974,
First edition thus, (a reproduction from a book published in 1939 by the Australian limited editions society). 4to, unpaginated, orange cloth lettered in white, pictorial dustwrapper. Fine woodcut illustrations throughout. Dustwrapper just slightly chipped around edges, else near fine. £35
Henry Lawson was born in a tent near the goldfields in New South Wales in 1867. His prose and poetry extols the life and people of the Australian bush

14. LE CAIN, ERROL / BRICUSSE, LESLIE Christmas 1993 or Santa’s Last Ride, by Leslie Bricusse, illustrated by Errol le Cain. Faber and Faber 1987
First edition, folio, brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper.
Eleven full-page coloured plates and black and white illustrations in text. Minimal chipping to wrapper, else fine.
£25
The artist’s final book.

15. LE CAIN, ERROL / HARRIS, ROSEMARY The Child In The Bamboo Grove, by Rosemary Harris, illustrated by Errol Le Cain. Faber & Faber, 1971,
Small 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards. No dustwrapper. Coloured illustrations throughout. Edges slightly rubbed else near fine. £15

16. LE CAIN, ERROL / HARRIS, ROSEMARY The Child In The Bamboo Grove, by Rosemary Harris, illustrated by Errol Le Cain. Faber & Faber, 1971,
Small 4to, unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards. Pictorial dustwrapper. Coloured illustrations throughout. Light wear to tip and tail of spine in both the book and the wrapper, otherwise fine. £45

17. LEAR, EDWARD Teapots and Quails and Other New Nonsenses, by Edward Lear, Edited and Introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. John Murray 1953
First edition, 8vo, pp 63, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers and dustwrapper.
Black and white illustrations by Lear throughout. Wrapper a little worn around edges. Generally very good. £35
Except for a few limericks, all the material in this book had not previously been published.

18. LEIGHTON, CLARE Four Hedges, A Gardener’s Chronicle, written and engraved by Clare Leighton. Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1935,
Third impression,, quarto, pp 167, green cloth gilt. Woodcut illustrations and decorations throughout. Slightly bumped at tip and tail of spine, slight ripple to cloth on front cover, else very good. £35

19. LEMAN, MARTIN / TEDDY BEARS Martin Leman’s Teddy Bears, Pelham Books, 1989,
First edition, 8vo, unpaginated, brown cloth, pictorial dustwrapper, red endpapers. A book of coloured photographs of bears accompanied by extracts from prose chosen by Jill Leman. Dustwrapper price-clipped , else fine. £9
Martin Leman is best known for his illustrations of cats. In this book he turns his attention to photographing teddy bears.

20. LINKLATER, WILLIAM The Magic Snake, being a group of stories for children concerning the habits, customs, beliefs, ceremonies, corrobees and legends of the Australian Aborigines, stories by William Linklater, illustrated and edited by Mavis Mallinson. Currawong Publishing Company, Sydney, no date, (1946),
First edition, small 4to, pp. 95, green pictorial card covers. Coloured tissue-guarded frontis, black and white illustrations throughout. Minimal wear to edges and corners, else very good. £50
Muir 4289.
The author was known as Billy Miller and lived in the Northern Territory. The stories are of aboriginal interest.

21. LISTER, GLADYS Grandpuff And Leafy, by Gladys Lister, decorations by Joyce Abbot and author. Marchant & Co. Pty. Sydney, no date, (1942),
First edition, small 4to, pp. 54, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers. Six full page coloured illustrations, black and white illustrations throughout. Staples rusted, spine chipped with some loss of paper, edges rubbed, a few marks here and there else good. £30
Muir 4305.
a fantasy about a little girl called Leafy and Grandpuff, the wind.

22. LISTER, GLADYS The Little Round Garden, by Gladys Lister. Angus & Robertson, 1946
New edition, 8vo, pp. 111, pictorial paper-covered cloth-backed boards, pictorial green and white endpapers. Coloured frontis from Walt Disney’s Fantasia, sepia and white illustrations by the author. Damp stains to foot of pages between p.38-100, edges rubbed, otherwise good. £25
Muir 4296.
A fairy story about life in a garden.

23. LISTER, GLADYS / O’HARRIS, PIXIE The House that Beckons, by Gladys Lister, decorated by Pixie O’Harris with a few drawings by the author. New Century Press Pty, Sydney, 1940,
First edition, 4to, pp. 122, blue pictorial paper-covered boards and endpapers. Illustrations in blue, black and white and black and white. Damage to spine particularly at tip of spine where the paper is chipped with a little loss, covers patchily faded, internally very good. £35
Muir 4301.
Rather a sentimental tale about the adventuresof two children.

24. LISTON, MAUD RENNER / O’HARRIS, PIXIE Cinderella’s party, a fairy story by Maud Renner Liston, illustrations by Pixie O’Harris, to the Children Of St. George’s School, Goodwood, for whom this story was first written in the form of a play. Rigby Ltd. Adelaide, 1982,
Facsimile of a book first published in 1923, 4to, pp. 31, pictorial card covers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Some wear and rubbing to edges, particularly around the spine, contents very good. £15
Muir 4319 lists the 1923 edition.

25. LITTLEJOHN, AGNES The Sleeping Sea-Nymph, by Agnes Littlejohn, illustrated by Albert Collins & Olive Crane. Edward Dunlop & Co. Ltd, Sydney & Brisbane. no date, (1924),
First edition, small 4to, pp. 56, paper-covered boards with coloured plates laid on. Coloured mounted frontis set within decorative border, black and white illustrations and decorative chapter-headings. Spine cracked with a little loss of paper, otherwise very good. £60
Muir 4333.
A story in prose and poetry about a sea nymph.

26. LLOYD, J. IVESTER Well Ridden, by J. Ivester Lloyd, illustrated by Stanley Lloyd. Citadel Prees, distributed by Gerald Duckworth. 1949,
First edition, red cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Coloured frontis, black and white illustrations. Lacks front endpaper, wrapper chipped around edges with some loss of paper, generally good. £6

27. LOBEL, ARNOLD Fables, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Jonathan Cape, 1980,
First U.K.edition, 4to, pp. 41, pictorial glazed boards. Coloured illustrations throughout. Tip and tail of spine chipped,otherwise, very good. £12

28. LONGFELLOW HENRY WADSWORTH / GREY JANE WILLIS King Robert Of Sicily, by Longfellow, illustrated by Jane Willis Grey Raphael Tuck number 1111, publisher to Her majesy The Queen, no date, (1890s),
Quarto, unpaginated, brown cloth with decorative gilt blocking, patterned endpapers. Twelve full page chromos, others in text, sepia illustrations throughout. Minimal scratches to back cover else a bright fine copy of a beautiful book £48

29. LUCIAN / BEARDSLEY, AUBREY / et al Lucian’s True History, Translated by Frances Hickes, illustrated by William Strang, J B Clarke, and Aubrey Beardsley, with an introduction by Charles Whibley. A H Bullen, Cecil Court, 1902
First edition illustrated thus . Limited edition, this being No. 7 of 500 copies. Quarto, xxix pp introduction plus 117 pp text, grey paper-covered boards, vellum spine. 16 full-page black and white illustrations, two by Beardsley, seven by Clarke, the remainder by Strang. Paper label to spine incomplete,vellum soiled and dusty,corners rubbed with a little loss of paper, internally very good. £85
The illustrations make the volume. The two by Beardsley are especially impressive and typically decadent.

30. LYNE, NAIRDA Adventures At Powranna, more Tasmanian tales by Nairda Lyne, with seventy six decorations by the author. Fuller’s Bookshop, Hobart, 1969,
First edition, 4to, pp. 67, red pictorial cloth printed in white, pictorial endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. very good, no dustwrapper. £30
Muir 4412.
Davina, a little girl, has adventures in the countryside.

31. LYNHAM, DERYCK / GREEN, SYLVIA Tales From The Ballet, Swan Lake, Petrouchka, retold by Deryck Lynham, lithographs by Sylvia Green. Sylvan Press, 1946
First edition, small 4to, pp. 24, pictorial paper-covered boards and endpapers. Illustrated throughout with coloured and black and white lithographs. Baords rubbed and worn around edges, contents very good. £36
Very attractive illustrations.

32. MACBETH, GEORGE / HALL, DOUGLAS The Rectory Mice, by George MacBeth, illustrated by Douglas Hall. Hutchinson, 1982,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 198, Blue cloth, gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations. Fine. £28
The story of the mice that live in a Norfolk rdctory.

33. MCCONELL, JEANNIE / CHISWICK PRESS About Fairies And Other Important Things, by a Pilgrim in Fairyland. Privately Printed at The Chiswick Press, 1919,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 32, pale blue paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis by Jeannie McConell under tissue-guard. blue mark to top of tissue guard, light wear, generally very good. £35

34. MACDONALD, AMY / FOX-DAVIES, SARAH Little Beaver And The Echo, written by Amy MacDonald, illustrated by Sarah Fox-Davies. Walker Books, 1990,
First edition, oblong 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards with matching dustwrapper, pictorial water lily endpapers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £10
The story of a lonely little beaver who is searching for a friend.

35. MACDONALD, GEORGE / MOZLEY, CHARLES At the Back of the North Wind, by George Macdonald, with illustrations by Charles Mozley. The Nonesuch Press (a Nonesuch Cygnet) 1963.
First edition thus, tall 8vo, pp 276, brown pictorial cloth gilt, blue and white pictorial endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Lower corner slightly bumped, else a very good copy. The remains of the publishers’ glacine wraps are present, but incomplete. £35
Mozley’s bold black and white illustrations add a new dimension to the story.

36. McFADYEN, ELLA Pegmen tales, by Ella McFadyen, illustrated by Edwina Bell. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1946,
First edition, small 4to, pp. 142, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis, illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Very good. £35
Muir 4499.A fantasy about an Ark.

37. McFADYEN, ELLA Little Dragons of Never Never, by Ella McFadyen, illustrated by Edwina Bell. Australian Publishing Company, 1949,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 96, yellow pictorial paper-covered boards. Black and white illustrations throughout. Edges rubbed with a little loss of paper to tip and tail of spine, Biro printed English School 74, with some crossing out to front endpaper, contents very good. £20
Muir 4502.
A story about two horned dragons who came from the Never Never land in Central Australia.

38. MACHINES Machines Book One, No author given. A Pixie Book Wm Collins and Son, nd (1940s)
12mo,unpaginated, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial endpapers depicting road signs/ Coloured illustrations throughout. Edges slightly rubbed, otherwise very good. £9

39. MACINTYRE, ELIZABETH Ambrose Kangaroo Goes To Town, by Elizabeth Macintyre, Angus & Robertson, 1964,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 32, pictorial paper-covered boards. Part coloured illustrations throughout. Scribble to centre of title page, light rubbing to edges, generally very good. £18
Muir 4563.
A sequel to Ambrose Kangaroo which was published in 1941.

40. MACK, AMY Bush Days by Amy E. Mack (Mrs Launcelot Harrison), with illustrations from photographs by J. Ramsay and L. Harrison. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1911,
First edition, 8vo, pp.132, blue cloth, decorated in violet. Photographic illustrations throughout. Covers rubbed and marked, contents very good. £40
Muir 4586.
An interesting factual look at the Australian bush and the flora and fauna there.

41. MACK, AMY ELEANOR A Bush Calendar, by Amy Eleanor Mack, ( Mrs Launcelot Harrison),with forty two illustrations from nature. Cornstalk Publishing Company, Sydney, 1924,
First edition, 12mo, pp. 110, green pictorial cloth printed in red. Illustrated from photographs. Very good. £20
Not in Muir.
The natural history of the Bush described throughout the year, birds, insects ,flowers, trees and animals.

42. MACKENZIE, COMPTON / BOSWELL, JAMES Little Cat Lost, by Compton Mackenzie, with illustrations by James Boswell. Barrie & Rockliff, 1965,
Small 4to, pp. 120, blue cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white and various single colours with black and white. Dustwrapper chipped around edges, else very good. £25
Necker 1271a.
The story of a pure white cat who is deaf

43. MACKENZIE, D A Myths of China and Japan, by Donald A Mackenzie. The Gresham Publishing Co Ltd, nd
First edition, 8vo, pp 404, dark green cloth, grey endpapers. Coloured frontispiece with tissue guard, title-page printed in green and black, many monochrome plates. Slight foxing to foredge else near fine. £25

44. MACKENZIE, DONALD A Egyptian Myth and Legend, by Donald A Mackenzie, with Historical Narrative Notes on Race Problems of Comparative Beliefs etc. The Gresham Publishing Co, 1913
First edition, 8vo, pp 406, olive green pictorial cloth printed in brown and pale green, grey endpapers. Tissue guarded full-page coloured frontispiece and 6 other colour plates, numerous monochrome plates, title-page printed in green and black. Light foxing to foredge else near fine. £25

45. MACKENZIE, DONALD A Teutonic Myth and Legend, by Donald A Mackenzie, An Intoduction to the Eddas and Sagas, Beowulf, The Nibelungenleid etc. The Gresham Publishing Co, nd
First edition, 8vo, pp 469, olive green pictorial cloth printed in black, light green, grey endpapers. Tissue guarded full-page coloured frontispiece and 3 other colour plates, numerous monochrome plates, title-page printed in olive green and black. A few spots of foxing on the edge, otherwise fine. £20

46. MACKENZIE, DONALD A Myths of Babylonia and Assyria, by Donald A Mackenzie, With Historical Narrative and Comparative Notes. Illustrations in Colour and Monochrome. The Gresham Publishing Co, nd
First edition, 8vo, pp 537, olive green cloth printed in black, light green, grey endpapers. 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 bumped and just starting to crack, slight mark to front cover, else near fine. £20

47. MAHOOD, MARGOT The Whispering Stone, an Australian nature fantasy, story and pictures by Margot Mahood. No publisher listed, no date,(1944),
First edition, oblong 8vo, pp. 31, pictorial paper-covered boards. Eight coloured illustrations, illustrated throughout in green and white and maroon and white. Light wear and rubbing to covers, internally very good. £25
Muir 4729.
A fantasy about Australian animals, quite scarce.

48. MAIN, NEVILLE / STRIP BOOK Jimmy Goes To A Party, by Neville Main, Brockhampton Press, no date.
First or early edition, price one shilling, narrow oblong 12mo, unpaginated, pictorial thin card covers. Red, black and white illustrations in strip form. Staples rusted, else very good. £10

49. MALET, LUCAS Little Peter, A Christmas Morality for Children of Any Age, by Lucas Malet. Illustrated by Paul Hardy. Kegan Paul, Trench and Co, 1888,
Second edition, 8vo, pp 168, dark green pictorial cloth with gilt lettering. Illustrated with numerous black and white full-page drawings, additional illustrations in text, chapter heads etc. Spine gilt faded, tip and tail of spine and corners bumped and frayed, contents very good. £15

50. MASEFIELD, JOHN / NATIONAL BOOK LEAGUE Children’s Books of Yeserday, With Foreword by the Poet Laureate, John Masefield. National Book League nd (1950s)
12mo, pp 192, patterned paper wraps. A bibliographic list of books exhibited at a National Book League exhibition, with an introduction by the late Percy Muir. Covers worn around edges, internally very good. £10
A useful listing of 1001 eighteenth and nineteenth century children’s books and games.

51. MASEFIELD, JOHN / PARSONS, JACYNTH South And East, a poem by John Masefield, illustrated by Jacynth Parsons. Medici Society, 1929,
First edition, limited to 2750 copies. Small 4to, pp 24, grey pictorial cloth, silver lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Six coloured plates mounted on grey art paper. Wrapper dusty and chipped around edges with a little loss of paper.Endpapers browned, a few brown spots of foxing to prelims and final pages, otherwise very good. £45
Delicate attractive illustrations.

52. MASON, PAMELA AND JAMES Favorite Cat Stories Of Pamela & James Mason, illustrated by Gladys Emerson Cook. Julian Messner, New York, 1956,
First edition, 4to, pp. 158, paper-covered cloth-backed boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper price-clipped and slightly chipped around edges, otherwise very good. £35
Necker 1321.A nicely illustrated anthology of cat stories.

53. MAUGHAM, ROBIN Robin Maugham, his autobiography. Hodder & Stoughton, 1972,
First edition, 8vo, pp. 278, black laminated boards, gilt lettering, dustwrapper. Illustrated with reproductions from photographs. Dustwrapper price-clipped and just slightly chipped around edges, otherwise very good. £12

54. MAURICE, FURNLEY The Bay And Padie Book, kiddie songs by Furnley Maurice, illustrations by Vera Hamilton and Cyril Dobbs. Sydney Endacott, Melbourne. 1918,
Second edition, 4to, unpaginated, brown paper covered boards with pictorial label printed in green and white laid on to front cover. Blue and white text illustrations throughout. Text consists of short verses. Spine rubbed with a little loss of paper and evidence of light repairs, slight foxing to endpapers and guttering of centre pages, ownership inscription on label laid down on front endpaper, otherwise very good. £45
Muir page 566.
Furnley Maurice was the pseudonym of Frank Wilmot.

55. MEADOWS, MAUREEN C. Billi-Billi’s Walkabout, by Maureen C. Meadows, illustrated by Berenice C. Eklund. Watson, Ferguson & Co. Brisbane, 1945,
First edition, 4to, pp. 88, pictorial paper-covered boards, pictorial map endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Light wear to edges and corners, generally very good. £25
Muir 4916.
Aboriginal story about a young boy’s adventures.

56. MEEKS, ARONE RAYMOND / ABORIGINAL Enora And The Black Crane, by Arone Raymond Meeks. Ashton Scholastic Pty. Ltd., Australia, 1992,
Reprint, first edition was 1991, 4to, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards with matching dustwrapper, yellow endpapers. Alternate pages of text and coloured illustration. Wrapper slightly creased and chipped around tip, otherwise fine. £15
CBCA 1988 short listed book.
The Aboriginal artist has drawn on the rich cultural heritage of his people

57. MEUWISSEN, TONY Remarkable Animals, 100 amazing almagamations by Tony Meuwissen. Frances Lincoln Ltd. 1997,
Oblong folio, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards, patterned endpapers, spiral binding. Each page divided into 3 so that parts can be changed to produce different pictures. Fine. £18
An amusing book with bold illustrations.

58. MICE / BARKS, E.J. & DORA The Tail Of A Tail, by E.J & Dora Barks. Art & Humour Publishing, no date, (1920s),
Quarto, unpaginated, pictorial glazed boards. Text and text illustrations printed in green and white,Six vivid coloured plates. Minor wear and marks to covers, endpapers lightly browned, else very good. £45
The story of Timothy Greymouse and his family is recounted in verse. The illustrations are in bold style.

59. MICHAEL, A C An Artist in Spain, Written and Illustrated by A C Michael. Hodder and Stoughton nd c1908
4to, pp 205, brown cloth decorated in yellow and black. 26 coloured plates mounted on brown art paper under captioned guards. A little light foxing to prelims, generally v good. £45
The coloured plates depict the Spanish scenery and country folk. The frontis shows a bull-fight.

60. MICHAEL, C D J G Paton, DD, The Missionary Hero of the New Hebrides, by Charles D Michael. S W Partridge and Co, nd (prize label dated 1912).
8vo, pp 160 plus pp 32, green cloth pictorially printed, title gilt. Black and white illustrations. Margins to pages age-browned, else nice, bright copy in very good condition. £15

61. MICHAEL, C D J G Paton, DD, The Missionary Hero of the New Hebrides, by Charles D Michael. S W Partridge and Co, nd (inscription dated 1918).
8vo, pp 160 plus pp 32, green cloth pictorially printed, title gilt. Eleven black and white illustrations. Spine slightly rubbed, tip and tail bumped, very good condition. £16

62. MILBURN, R L P Saints and Their Emblems in English Churches, by R L P Milburn. Basil Blackwell, 1957,
Revised edition (First was 1949), 12mo, pp 284, red cloth gilt lettering, pictorial dustwrapper. Monochrome frontispiece and line drawings throughout. A former school library copy. The children have cared well for this book, whose wrapper is still fresh and clean. Unfortuately a vandal-librarian has run amok with a rubber stamp ruining the front and back endpapers. With all faults. £9

63. MILLER, HILDA / POSTCARD / FAIRIES The Fairy In The Blossom. by Hilda Miller. unnumbered card. C.W. Faulkner, no date, (1920s),
A coloured postcard depicting two children looking at a fairy on a branch of blossom Back lightly marked, tiny stain to margin of image else very good, postally unused. £20

64. MILLER, HILDA / POSTCARD / FAIRIES Catch Me ! by Hilda Miller. unnumbered card. C.W. Faulkner, no date, (1920s),
A coloured postcard depicting an elf chasing a fairy Back lightly marked, else very good, postally unused. £24

65. MILLER, J R / ROBINSON, CHARLES The Home Beautiful, or the Wedded Life, by the Rev. J R Miller DD, with designs by Charles Robinson. Andrew Melrose, no date,
Quarto, pp 163, white pictorial cloth gilt, teg, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Charles Robinson. The text and illustrations are printed in green with red embellishments and titles. The first few pages of wedding details and the birth of a child are filled in. Otherwise the volume is unused. Small mark to the front cover, otherwise a very good bright copy. £100
A delightful Bride’s Book, with all sorts of advice on marriage.

66. MILLER, MOLLY The Saints Of Gwynedd, Studies In Celtic History 1, by Molly Miller. Boydell Press, Rowman & Littlefield, 1979,
Octavo, pp. 132, brown cloth, silver lettering, orange dustwrapper. Damage and loss of paper to part of one page, including some loss of the map of Wales, dustwrapper price-clipped, otherwise very good. £20
A study of the Age of Saints in North Wales.

67. MILTON, JOHN / FOSTER, BIRKET L’Allegro and Il Penseroso, by John Milton, illustrated with etchings on steel by Birket Foster. George Routledge 1884
4to, pp 24, rebound in black morocco dec gilt, aeg, new endpapers.
Delicate steel engravings thoughout. Damp stain to final four pages, othewise v good. £75
Birket Foster portrayed the countryside of his day with detailed and meticulous care.

68. MOHANTI, PRAFULLA Indian Village Tales, written and illustrated by Prafulla Mohanti. Davis-Poynter, London, 1975
First edition, 8vo, pp 126, brown cloth, gilt letting to spine, beige endpapers, pictorial dustwrapper. Black and white illustrations. Fine. £20
Delightful traditional stories from the Orissa region of
India.

69. MORAY WILLIAMS, URSULA Jean-Pierre, Written and Illustrated by Ursula Moray Williams. A and C Black, 1931,
First edition, pp 32, Turquoise pictorial cloth. Illustrated throughout with silhouettes on every page of text. Four vividly colour printed full-page illustrations. Small brown stain to cover, small amount of foxing on some pages plus marks here and there. Otherwise very good. £30
This is the author’s first book.Loosely inserted is a publisher’s review slip. Ursula Moray Williams went on to write and illustrate many books for children, the best known being ‘The Good Little Christmas Tree’.

70. MORAY WILLIAMS, URSULA For Brownies. Stories and Games for the Pack and Everybody Else, by Ursula Moray Williams, with pictures by the author, Published with the authority of the Girl Guides Association. George G. Harrap, 1932,
First edition, 8vo, pp 132, brown pictorial cloth with silhouette on front cover, pictorial dustwrapper. Coloured frontis, black and white illustrations with some silhouettes throughout. Dustwrapper chipped around edges with a little loss of paper, prize label laid down on front pastedown, generally very good bright copy £35
Ursula Moray Williams is best known for her book The Good Little Christmas Tree

71. MORRIS, WILLIAM / COOTE, STEPHEN William Morris, His Life and Work, by Stephen Coote. Past Times 1995
Small 4to, pp 224, pictorial card covers. Coloured illustrations throughout. Fine. £10
An interesting and scholarly account of the life and work of William Morris.

72. MORROW, GEORGE / DICKSON, GEORGE S A Nursery Geography, by George S. Dickson, illustrated by George Morrow. T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd. no date, circa 1920.
First edition, 4to, pp. 256, cream pictorial cloth printed in red, yellow and black, pictorial map endpapers. Twenty coloured plates and black and white illustrations throughout. Tip and tail of spine slightly rubbed, brown marks to endpapers, light foxing to edges and to prelims, otherwise very good. £30
George Morrow was an Irish artist born in Belfast in 1860. A Nursery Geography is an approachable tour of the world, easily understandable for a child.

73. MORROW, GEORGE / GILHESPY W Birds And Beasts At Home, by W. Gilhespy illustrated by George Morrow. Nelson’s Bumper Book. Nelson, no date,(1930s),
Octavo, pp. 96, pictorial paper-covered boards. Coloured frontis, black and white illustrations throughout. Minimal rubbing to foot of spine else a very good bright copy. £20
The pictorial cover is particularly bright and attractive.

74. MOVABLE / BAILEY, SIAN Sleeping Beauty, a changing picture book text and illustrations by Sian Bailey, paper-engineering by Paul Wigress. Orchard Books, 1996,
First edition thus, 4to, pictorial glazed boards. Coloured illustrations throughout, six changing pictures worked by moving ribbon tabs. Fine, all movables in working order. £12

75. MOVABLE / HENLEY, CLAIRE 1, 2, 3, a Pull And Learn Book, illustrated by by Claire Henley, written by Carolinr Repchuk, the Pull and Learn series. Parragon, 1997,
Quarto, unaginated, pictorial glazed boards Coloured illustrations, 6 tab-operated movables, Fine. £9
Questions which may be answered by operating tabs. An attractive intriduction to counting.


 

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