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ADAMS, FRANK,
The Beautiful Book of Nursery Rhymes Stories and Pictures.
. Blackie & Son, n.d. [perhaps 1928 ? ] 4to. with 84 plates in full colours and many b/w plates. a fine copy, a few pages have some light foxing, the binding is good to very good, gilt titling on the spine and dark red embossed lettering to front board, no d/j. 2 inch tear to bottom of halft title page, Also coloured illustrated end papers, no frontispiece as issued, the first colour plate is one for Little Red Riding Hood. towards the story of the Three little pigs bottom of b/w illustr. creased in the margin and with 2 small tears. Red cloth binding with one of the stories' figures also embossed on front board. sl. bent corners, unpaginated.
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Book number: F3197
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AIKIN, JOHN AND ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD,
Evenings at Home;
0. or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Six volumes, Mixed editions (third, fourth and fifth) 1798 - 1802; original marbled boards backed with green parchment, paper labels; boards somewhat worn, the second volume chipped at head of spine with about one centimetre's loss, and split at inner margin at p. 2 but holding; the spine of the first volume professionally replaced in matching paper, but contents again a bit loose, one page detached but present. A very acceptable set of this nursery or schoolroom classic in its original format.
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Book number: IS002348
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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing.
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Book number: F2559-2
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ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN,
The Complete Stories
. The stories of Hans Christian Andersen are known all over the world and he is one of the most translated authors of all time. Andersen's fame rests on his fairy tales and stories, written between 1835 and 1872, among the best known of which are 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Nightingale', and 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier'. With these fairy tales, inspired by the great tradition of the Arabian Nights and by the brothers Grimm, Andersen became known as the father of the modern fairytale. Moreover, Andersen's works were original. Only twelve of his 156 known fairy stories drew on folktales. This complete collection of Andersen's stories is based on Jean Hersholt's classic translation. His stories have been widely illustrated by some of the best-known illustrators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in particular those of the Edwardian period - the Golden Age of illustration - including W. Heath Robinson, Arthur Rackham, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Around ninety of the stories are illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations from classic Edwardian to contemporary illustrators. In addition, there are thirteen newly commissioned illustrations for some of Andersen's less well-known stories. 2005, 976 pages, 60 colour and 30 b/w illustrations, 267 x 164 mm, hardback, 2005. [ heavy book ! ] 1st edition thus, 1st printing. Bottom of spine bumped, otherwise a perfect copy .
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ANON.,
Les Aventures de Maitre Tetu
0. et de Miss Docile. Conte Allegorique. Traduit de l'Anglais pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris: Delarue,& Lille: Castiaux, n.d. [c. 1820?]; oblong 16mo (c. 12.5 x 11 cm).; 63 pp. with frontispiece and seven plates, all wood-cuts, coloured by hand; publisher's printed boards, title within an decorative border on front, illustration within same border on rear board; lacking spine, boards marked and a little darkened, original owner's name on half-title, text lightly spotted. An extremely rare French children's book, printed in Lille, an allegorical moral purportedly based on an English original. Experts have been consulted in vain to find an English book of which this could be a version, but it could nevertheless have been taken from an English source which was part of a larger collection of moral tales. The wood-cuts (hand-coloured as issued) are bold and very good. Two bear the initials C.S.J. in the block. The allegory itself shows Master Headstrong led astray by letting himself be led by Passion, but finally finding the path to Virtue and Religion through the good offices of Reason.
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Book number: IS002266
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ANON.,
Bilder Und Reime,
0. 1184. Reime und Bilder fuer Kinder. Erste [und Zweite] Lieferung. Dresden, bei J.Naumann. Pictures and Rhymes, Rhymes and Pictures, for Children. London, D. Bogue, n.d. [1844]; c. 16.5 x 12.5 cm.; English publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front board lettered in gilt with gilt pictorial vignette, yellow endpapers, a.e.g.; recased, one gathering detached, scattered foxing, some light finger-marks, light damp-stain to nearly half the contents. A rare and charming German illustrated children's book, which seems to survive as often as not in this two-language edition. This is not properly a bi-lingual edition, but the original Dresden edition, each page with a lithographed illustration and verse in German, printed on one side only, bound together with an English translation in letterpress of each verse, also printed on one side only. Compare the Oppenheim copy (Hauswedell & Nolte, Auktion 200 [1974], Lot 191, in later half leather), likewise German and English; Seebass II, 186 [offering just the Dresden Edition, a slightly cropped copy]: "Originalausgabe eines der feinsten Kinderbuecher der vierziger Jahre; es zeigt den Einfluss der Hey-Speckterschen Fabelausgben.."; Rümann, Die Illustrierten Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, No.1908. Hoff-Budde's 1922 bibliography of works illustrated by Ludwig Richter lists 29 of the 48 illustrations as lithographed after Richter. In our copy the first book of the German "Bilder und Reime" consists of illustrated title-page and 22 pages [of 24]: it lacks two pages - page 14 "Miesekaetzchen" and Page 16 "Der Morgen"; its first four pages were bound in the wrong order when the book was recased, while two other illustrations, pages 12 and 13, were misnumbered from the start by the printer. The second book of "Bilder und Reime" is complete, with title-page and 24 pages of illustrated text, though dampstained within the lower third of the pages. The English "Pictures and Rhymes" has one title-page, in letter-press, (as is correct,) and 47 (of 48) pages, the translator's "Preface" being printed on the verso of the first page of English verse; it lacks the text for "Puss". Photocopies of all the missing pages have been obtained and are supplied with our copy.
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Book number: IS00962
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ANON.,
Fairy Tales, Selected from the Best Authors.
0. 1788. [Volume I]. London, Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street,,1788; 12mo; [vi], 288pp..; contemporary sheep, spine gilt-ruled, red lettering-piece; front joint split, front board held only by its strings, loss of leather of spine all along the split in the joint;, boards slightly scuffed and marked; lacks frontispiece and [2] plates, top half of second leaf of prelims missing,, first gathering loose, corners of outer margins at the top of c. 20 pages cut round at some point,; contemporary owner's names on front paste-down, with 20th century bookplate super-imposed . Lane's "Tales of the Fairies" is very rare, even for 18th century fairy tale editions. Our copy is offered with all its faults because it is so rarely met with, but it has been tampered with by a former owner who wanted to conceal the fact that it was only the first of two volumes and that it had already lost its copper-plates: words on the title-page have been gently rubbed out - presumably "Adorned with plates" and "Volume I" - and the words "of the first" have been rubbed out at the bottom of the last page, so it no longer reads "End of the first Volume"; presumably part of leaf [ii] of the prelims - the contents leaf - was removed for the same reason. The contents are otherwise complete, and comprise; The Introduction. History of the Princess Hebe and the Fairy Anguiletta. Hitory of the Royal Ram or the Wishes. History of Graciosa and Percinet. History of Finetta. History of the White Cat. History of Princess Carpillona. History of the Pidgeon and Dove. History of the Yellow Dwarf.History of Young and Handsome.
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Book number: IS002328
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Fairy Tales Eighteenth Century Children's Books Early Children's Books French Literature Rare Antiquarian

 
ANON.,
The History of Prince Lee Boo
0. 1814. A Native of the Pelew Islands brought to England by Captain Wilson. Thirteenth Edition. London, John Harris, 1814; c. 9 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. with frontispiece; publisher's quarter red roan over marbled boards; a good copy, extremities rubbed, boards worn with a small piece of the marbled paper missing from the front board. Moon 359 (4), quoting from the "Guardian of Education": "..We have of late seen some Juvenile Libraries, in which this interesting history found no place; and, in our opinion, the work is amongst those which ought not to be superceded [sic] by others of inferior merit".
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Book number: IS002191
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ANON.,
Young Englands Little Library.
0. 1844. A Collection of Original Tales for Children, in Prose and Verse. By Eminent Authors. London, Wm. S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row, 1844; small 4to; twentieth century binder's cloth, with gilt title "Little Library"; ink smudge to extreme outer edge of c. 30 pages, three or four very short marginal tears. The volume consists of eleven parts, which were also available to buy separately, of 24 to 32 pages, with numerous lithographic plates, most of which are lightly spotted. After the title-page, printed in red and black, and the frontispiece full-length portrait of "the Editor", there is an introduction and a contents leaf, which has been annotated in light pencil giving references in the Osborne Collection catalogue for such individual works present here as are listed there. The contents are: Adam the Gardener [abridged from Charles Cowden Clarke]; The Princess Narina [also atributed to Clarke]; Number One [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Perseverance [Clarke]; The Curate's Favourite Scholar [Mary Howitt]; The Remarkable Nigger and three more verse tales [F.W.N.Bailey]; Little Chatterbox [Mrs S.C.Hall]; Picture of the Virgin [Mary Howitt]; Savoyard Boy and his Sister [J.D.Haas, after Hermann Kletke]; Adventures of Jack Holyday [Albert Smith]; Glory [Thomas Gaspey]. The majority of the plates seem to be by John Absalon. The pagination at the end of three of the stories is erratic, or rather erroneous, but the texts are complete. Two of the verse-tales by F.W.N.Bailey are so overtly racist that it's hard to imagine how they would have appealed to the same readership as Clarke or Howitt, but this is perhaps a lesson this compilation inadvertently teaches.
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Book number: IS002345
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Keywords: Ianweb Victorian Illustrated Books Children's Books Antiquarian John Absalom Charles Cowden Clarke Mary Howittt Mrs S.C. Hall F.W. N. Bailey Albert Smith Racist Literature Racism

 
AUNT FANNY,
Good Little Hearts.
0. 1870. Stories told in the Wood. By Aunt Fanny (Author of "Nightcaps" etc.). Volume IV. Edinborugh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1870; c. 14.5 x 11 cm; [viii], 176pp.; publisher's gren cloth, spine dec. and titled in gilt; rear board slightly discoloured. The fourth volume in a series of lively stories about some American children. First published in the U.S.A..
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Book number: IS002332
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BENNDORF, PAUL,
Maerchen Aus Tausend Und Einer Nacht.
0. Neu bearbeitet für die Jugend. Mit sechs Farbdruckbildern nach Original-Aquarellen von Prof. Carl Offterdinger. Stuttgart und Leipzig, Wilhelm Effenberger (F.Loewes), n.d. (c. 1900); [iv], 172pp. with 6 colour plates; publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, text slightly embrowned, one leaf torn vertically and repaired without loss but with traces of sellotape in top and bottom margin,, early gift entry on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.
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Book number: IS002173
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Keywords: Ianweb German Children's Books Illustrated Fairy Tales Arabian Nights Entertainment Thousand and One Nights

 
BLACKWELL, BASIL, - TOLKIEN
Fifty New Poems for Children
0. An Anthology selected from Books recently published by Basil Blackwell. Oxford, n.d; .64pp.; publisher's boards with pictorial title mounted,printed paper label on spine; spine slightly bumped and worn at head, label on spine a little chipped, rear board partially faded, neat contemporary ownership entries on front endpapers. A good copy of the first edition of this anthology, though by definition not the first printing of any of the poems. The poets includeEleanor Farjeon, Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and J.R.R.Tolkien ("Goblin Feet").
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Book number: IS002161
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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: IS001093
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BLAKE, WILLIAM,
Songs of Innocence
1954. The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, London, no date [1954]; 31 colour-printed plates, 5 letterpress pages; original orange morocco, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine minimally spotted and faded, without the slip-case. The fine Trianon Press facsimile of one of the earliest copies to be coloured and issued by the artist [c. 1790-1794], from the Lessing J. Rosenwald copy, now in the Library of Congress. One of the 800 copies for distribution in the U.S.A. with the American distributor's notice stuck over the imprint [the edition comprised 1626 copies in all].
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Book number: ISOO2360-B
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BUDDEN, MARIA E.,
Claudine,
0. 1822. or Humility, the Basis of all the Virtues. A Swiss Tale. By the author of "Always Happy", "Nina", "Hints on Happiness", &c. London, J.Harris and Son, 1822; title-pge, 200pp. [lacking half-title], with copper-engraved frontispiece containing two half-page hand-coloured illustrations and six further half-page hand-coloured copper-engraved illustrations on four plates [of five]; twentieth century grey boards, printed label on spine; offsetting of plates on onto opposite pages, a little spotting or brown stains, mostly to margins, and a light brown stain to the lower corner of about the last 30 pages of text. First edition. Moon 74. An acceptable copy of the first edition, the illustrations beautifully coloured, which has lost one plate and become a little browned and a little used over the years, and been rebound in period-style boards around 1970..
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Book number: IS002302
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