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Bunnyborough, Aldin, Cecil
1 Aldin, Cecil Bunnyborough
London Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press [1919] First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil 
Large format book 4to with 16 color plates. The book is in fair+ to good-minus condition (for a 100-year-old children's book!). The covers are rubbed along the edges and corners, brown cloth spine cover is cracked in a few spots and a bit worn. Interior pictorial end papers have some gluing ripples and general age, with some pencil erasures. Some of the pages are starting to loosen especially at the bottom gutter. Some of the plates have some chipping along the fore - or bottom edges with loss to the black borders. Text pages are a bit toned and one page has incipient cracks near the gutter. Binding is shaken but holding. This is a very scarce Aldin title about a family of rabbits and their friends and adventures. It is a large format book measuring 10" x 11.5", with hard paper covers and a cloth spine. The brilliantly graphic plates are on heavy stock with black borders around each one. There are also numerous text illustrations in black and white. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Cocky and the Missing Castle, Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth )
2 Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth ) Cocky and the Missing Castle
London Constable and Co Ltd 1959 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
163 pp. With charming pen & ink illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with colour illustration of children in a street is in very nice condition with just a hint of age, NOT price clipped, bit of rubbing at top spine. Book itself has red cloth covers which are clean, interior has the number "30" in small, neat green ink on first blank, otherwise clean and fresh. A very nice copy of this lovely children's book of magic and history in the London suburbs. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 34.00 USD
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The Narrow Passage, Butterworth, Oliver
3 Butterworth, Oliver The Narrow Passage
New York Little, Brown 1973 0316119121 / 9780316119122 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Blegvad, Erik Signed by Author
166 pp. Stated 1st edition, March 1973, signed by the author on the first free end paper. Original illustrated dust jacket is chipped and torn around the edges, front flap price torn off. Book itself has a small fade at bottom of the spine where the DJ was lacking, interior clean and unmarked. Another wonderful children's book from the author of The Enormous Egg -- our young hero travels to France to help an archeologist and discovers a deep cave with prehistoric drawings...and a very strange old man. Lots of fun. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 37.00 USD
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A dozen dogs or so, Chalmers, Patrick R
4 Chalmers, Patrick R A dozen dogs or so
London/New York Eyre & Spottiswoode; Charles Scribner's Sons 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil 
47 pp. 12 colour plates. A nice copy of this charming collaboration. Each entry is a verse from Punch Magazine with an accompanying color plate by Aldin. There are also a number of black and white illustrations in the text. Condition is good. Original brown cloth over beveled boards, show a bit of wear, some rubbing and moderate grubbiness but quite respectable. Interior has an old owner name in pencil, some foxing especially near the end papers, otherwise clean and unmarked. ; 47 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Little Watercress Sellers, Fry, Sarah Maria
5 Fry, Sarah Maria The Little Watercress Sellers
Philadelphia American Sunday-School Union 1856 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
80 pp. Frontis plate. Black cloth spine with gilt, paper covered marbled boards. Boards are quite rubbed at corners, marbled paper torn off front board at upper left corner and scuffed and worn on back cover. Interior front end paper has remains of old church library label, , title page and plate quite foxed, foxing and age throughout, stitching showing and binding a bit fragile but holding, corner of one page torn off at bottom edge not affecting text. Aged but still a charming Sunday School story, very Victorian.; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 49.00 USD
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6 Griffiths, Helen The Wild Heart
London Hutchinson 1963 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
The true first edition, published the year before the American edition, in hardcover with the original dust jacket. The DJ has a short clean tear at the front cover, some rubbing at extremities, protected in Mylar. Front flap has been price clipped. Book itself is clean and unmarked, interior clean and unmarked. This is the true first edition of Helen Griffiths wonderful story about "La Bruja", the horse born on the South American pampa, a cross between a thoroughbred and a wild pony. While she was still a foal her mother was killed by lightning and La Bruja learnt early to fight for her existence and grew into a fierce, independent creature whose mixed parentage bequeathed her a strangely ugly face but wonderful fleetness of foot. In time, she became a legend among the gauchos, coveted for her speed, conspicuous for her ugliness, but cunning in her ways, and those who attempted to capture her had to fight against a deep hatred of man and her experience of their cruelty. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Little Pink Crystals a magic story, Huxtable, Grace
7 Huxtable, Grace Little Pink Crystals a magic story
London John Lane The Bodley Head 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
154 pages. Charming illustrations by Huxtable. First edition with very scarce original paper dust jacket. Brown paper dust jacket with red lettering and b/w illustration of a magic personage on a horse with a little girl. DJ is browned with chips and edge wear, dj spine has some humidity staining and chipping at tips, front flap price clipped. Book itself is linen, quite clean, interior first end papers have browning from the dust jacket flaps, gift inscript, otherwise clean and nice. A scarce title at all, very scarce with the dust jacket -- which is worn but still quite intact. Children from Devonshire venture into Cornwall and have some quite unusual magical adventures, wonderfully illustrated by the author. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Fabulous Haircut, Judah, Aaron
8 Judah, Aaron The Fabulous Haircut
London Faber & Faber 1964 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
83 pp. Scarce edition with rare dust jacket. Light blue and white DJ in good condition, save price cilip inside front on bottom. Brown cloth boards. Book is in good condition, clean with no marks, and only minimal exterior wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea, Linklater, Eric
9 Linklater, Eric The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea
London Macmillan 1949 0333088727 / 9780333088722 Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
1949 on the title page, no date on the verso. Illustrated throughout with b/w drawings. Turqoise pictorial dust jacket has some chips and tears, starting to separate at flap joint, front flap price clipped. Turquoise cloth covers are clean, map end papers, interior clean and fresh, bit of shelf soil to edges but otherwise a nice copy. ; 398 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The death of the dragon  New fairy tales, Morton, J. B. (Illustrated by George Morrow)
10 Morton, J. B. (Illustrated by George Morrow) The death of the dragon New fairy tales
London Eyre and Spottiswoode 1934 First Edition Hardcover Good 
187 pp. Green cloth boards. Book is in good condition. Covers slightly faded, corners rubbed. Interior is clean with some minor spotting throughout. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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All About Peter Rabbit, Potter, Beatrix; Hartley, Dick & L. Kirby-Parrish
11 Potter, Beatrix; Hartley, Dick & L. Kirby-Parrish All About Peter Rabbit
New York Cupples & Leon Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Poor 
47 pp. Illustrated red/pink cloth boards. Covers are worn with spine and hinges cracking. Taped at top and bottom of spine. Interior is clean with no marks. ; 47 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Let's Be Absurd. A Book of Unnatural History for Children Eight to Eighty, Riddell, James
12 Riddell, James Let's Be Absurd. A Book of Unnatural History for Children Eight to Eighty
London Hutchinson & Co. First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Riddell, James 
no date but circa late 30s. 125 pp, illustrated throughout from end paper to end paper. Plate at frontis. Cream cloth covers with two blue bunnies are quite grubby, spine darkened. Interior gift inscription dated 1941, hinges just starting, page 17 has a price sticker mark right in the middle of the illustration, page 119 (the Tiddley and Wink page on Prohibition) has a small hole at the bottom margin, otherwise clean if definitely read. A peculiar little book using animals and amusing drawings and theoretically for children, but the section on getting drunk in the Prohibition section seems entirely unsuitable for tots! But a charming book for grown ups who like wink and nod 20th century humor. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Escape from France, Welch, Ronald
13 Welch, Ronald Escape from France
New York Criterion Books 1961 First American Edition Cloth Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Stobbs, William 
183 pp. An ex-lib copy, covers are not too bad, bit of soil at bottom edge, interior end papers have library stamps and stains from tape that has been removed, title page has another ibrary stamp, no sign of pocket. Another exciting and beautifully written novel for early teens from Ronald Welch (and especially good for boys, although girls will like it too). "Learning that his French relatives are threatened with imprisonment and execution during the turbulent years of the French Revolution, young Richard Carey volunteers to go secretly to France and help them escape to England." First US edition, in acceptable, sturdy, readable condition. ; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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