Chapter 1: Children - Collectables
found: 17 books

 
Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross
1915, First Edition. Hardcover. 135 pages (complete). An aging copy of this book of tales for children. The covers have wear, marks, scuffing all about. The spine has been repaired with a leather patch. The boards are steady and sure. The contents are foxed throughout. The Dulac tipped-in illustrations are mild-mannered, complete. The pages are comfortable, firm, placid, clear, kindly. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 91ic
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2238]

 
Uncle Tom's Cabin - a Story of the Slave Days in America - Adapted from the Story by Harriet Beecher Stowe (the Childrens' Picture Classics)
Samuel Griffiths & Company Ltd. at the Carmelite Press, Cape Town. 1950. Hardcover. 39 pages (complete). A much owned copy of this evocatively illustrated and adapted edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The boards have wear, scuffing, handling and shelving marks all about. The cloth spine too has wear. Both the boards and spine are benign, quietly healthy. The contents are comfortable and eager. The binding is a trifle off balance but the page bundle is secure, certain. The pages are clean, clear, competent, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 80id
USD 42.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4699]

 
BLAKE, PAUL ; BOLTON, F H ; PEARSON, ALEC G ; HERVEY, H ; JOHNSTON, WILLIAM ; HERRIES, M S
The Treasure of Chin-Loo - and Other Stories of Adventure
The Religious Tract Society, London. 1911. Hardcover. 279 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The illustrated boards are genial and kindly. There is wear all about. The boards have scuffing, marks. The back board has storage staining. Within, the contents are most satisfying. The pages are tight, clean, clear, thick, congenial, pleasing. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bxtv
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3356]

 
BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE
Tarzan's Quest
Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1938, First Edition. Hardcover. 296 pages (complete). A comfortable, companionable copy. The boards have storage wear and scuffing. They are benign and healthy. The frontispage has had a previous owner signature snipped away. The contents are most agreeable. There are some very mild handling marks to some edges. Otherwise, the pages are clean, clear, contented, certain, satisfactory. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bwba
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 | £UK 53.75 | JP¥ 7832]

 
CROMPTON, RICHMAL
William's Television Show
George Newnes Limited, London. 1958, First Edition. Hardcover. 256 pages (complete). The book will be supplied with a facsimile jacket. A generously owned copy. The covers have wear, scuffing. They are secure and comfortable. The contents have much evidence of use and handling. They have some handling marks here and there. Otherwise, the pages are comfortable, eager, clean, clear, contented. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cgvz
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2797]

 
DAHL, ROALD
Dirty Beasts
Jonathan Cape Ltd. London. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0224020536). Hardcover. Complete. A lovely copy of the first edition of Dahl's characteristically anarchic verses for children. The boards are neat, bright, solid. The contents have evidence of careful, contented wear throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are clean, clear, bright, vivid, terrifying! fn. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bxuo
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1119]
Keywords: 0224020536

 
ENDE, MICHAEL ; MANHEIM, RALPH (TRANS)
Neverending Story
Allen Lane. 1983-01-01, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713915099). Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Quadflieg, Roswitha. 396 pages (complete). First edition of the first English translation of Ende's bestselling story. Translated by Ralph Manheim - a prodigious translator, whose first published translation was of "Mein Kampf" in 1943. Imaginative produced in red and green text. The boards of this mild-mannered copy are much scuffed and marked and worn. The balance of the binding is a little skewed from storage - but the security of the book is unaffected. The boards are sound and sure. Within, the contents have evidence of happy usage throughout. The pages are comfortable, welcoming, clean, clear, fresh and engaging. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bvga
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3356]
Keywords: 0713915099 Quadflieg, Roswitha

 
FINNEMORE, JOHN
Three School Chums (the Teddy Lester Books No. 1)
Latimer House Limited, London. 1949, Reprint. Hardcover. 216 pages (complete). A convivial copy. The boards have wear, storage marks and stains, scuffing. They are passive and steady. The frontispage has a gift inscription (not from the author!). The contents are genial. They have aged gently, consequently there is foxing, wear, there are occasional marks. However, the contents are also certain, comfortable, clean, clear, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 27hs
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.5 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8391]

 
JERROLD, WALTER
The Big Book of Fair Tales
Blackie and Son, Limited, London and Glasgow. 1911, First Edition. Hardcover. 344 pages (complete) but frontispiece is absent. A generously owned copy. The red boards are worn, scuffed and marked all about. The gilt titling is benign if somewhat worn. The spine has handling and shelving wear to the head and foot. It has been mildly rubbed. The boards are sound and sure. Within, the contents have been eagerly perused and read. The front and end pages have childish doodlings and annotations. Some of the black and white illustrations have been 'assisted' by childish creative urges, and coloured pencils have been carefully and generously applied. The contents have ample evidence of very contented use throughout. However, the pages are in general, and by far, clean and clear, energetic and eager, agreeable and assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: adwg
USD 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.5 | £UK 84.5 | JP¥ 12307]

 
JOHNS, CAPT. W E
The Raid
John Hamilton, Ltd. London. 1935, First Edition. Hardcover. 221 pages plus 30 advertising pages (complete). The W E Johns website page admits that it is difficult to ascertain a true first edition of this book (the story was first published in "Wings" magazine, whose publisher was the same as for the book). After consulting a copy in the Bodleian Library (dated stamped May 1935) they conclude that a true first edition (such as this copy) Binding:  Crest (publisher's) on spine. Orange cloth and black lettering.  Blind front.Titles at front of book:  Lists 4 non-fiction plus 7 titles by W. E. Johns opposite title page.  Under author on title page : 'Editor of Popular Flying'.  Pages run from 7 - 221.  No illustrations.Catalogue at back: Undated 'Aviation General'. Pages 7 - 30. Plus advert for Wings on inside back cover.  Amongst entries in catalogue states that The Black Peril, The Raid, plus one more non-WEJ are new titles. Also to be noted is that Johns was listed as a Flying-Officer and as a Captain on page 17 of the advertising pages. The boards of this copy are scuffed, a little worn from shelving and use, mildly marked. The spine is lightly sunned. There are some storage marks. It is fit and sure. The boards are steady. The page trims are flecked with foxing. The early pages have foxing. The bulk of the contents are mellowed, clean, clear, comfortable, congenial, pleasing, still eager. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 51hu
USD 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 102 | £UK 88.25 | JP¥ 12866]

 
JOHNS, CAPTAIN W E
Worrals Investigates : A Further Adventure in the Career of Joan Worralson and Her Friend "Frecks" Lovell, Onoe Time of the Waaf
Lutterworth Press, London. 1950, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 173 pages (complete). A pleasing copy of this first edition of "Worrals Investigates" - the final story in the 'Worrals' series. Worrals was based Amy Johnson and Pauline Gower - two of thrilling aviators of Johns' acquaintance. The dustjacket of this copy (price snipped) appears faded but is true. It does have wear, creasing and scuffing. It is also comfortable and secure. The boards are healthy. They have mild shelving wear to the edges and a very few storage marks. There is a previous owner inscription on the frontispage. The contents are most pleasing. There are occasional pencilled underlinings, but in general, and by far, the contents are hearty, clean, clear, very certain, thick, fresh-faced, keen. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 63io
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 34.5 | JP¥ 5035]

 
LEWIS, C S
The Last Battle - a Story for Children
The Bodley Head, London. 1956, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 184 pages (complete). The book is accompanied by a facsimile dustjacket. A comfortable copy. The boards are sure. They have wear about the edges and corners and seams from handling and storage. They are scuffed, mildly marked from handling. They are steady, sure. The frontis paper have residue marks from scotch-tape. There is a previous owner notation. There are creases from use and handling. The front pastedown has the clipped blurb from the original dustjacket. The papertrims have handling marks. Within, the contents are benign, contented. They are comfortable, clean, clear, amiable, occasionally marked, but most ready. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: 69if
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 133 | £UK 115 | JP¥ 16782]

 
NICHOLS, BEVERLEY
The Tree That Sat Down
Jonathan Cape, London. 1945, First Edition. Hardcover. 302 pages (complete). A gentle copy of Beverley Nichols' first evergreen children's book. The boards are much worn, marked all about from storage. They have strips of sunning. They are also steady, sound. The contents are placid and contented. Printed according to wartime economic standards. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, kindly, sweet. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cgcr
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.75 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7272]

 
PRICE, WILLARD
Cannibal Adventure
Jonathan Cape, London. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0224006630). Hardcover. 245 pages (complete). A contentedly owned copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and marks. They are still steady, sound, sure. The contents have light storage and handling marks. They are comfortable, certain, clean, clear. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: cdva
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4475]
Keywords: 0224006630

 
PRICE, WILLARD
Tiger Adventure
Jonathan Cape, London. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0224016741). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 240 pages (complete). A rare hardback copy of a Willard Price 'Adventure' story. Even more unusually, it is in most satisfying condition. The dustjacket is bright and thrilling. It has wear about the edges, head and foot of the spine. The faces are bright. The green boards are neat and healthy. They have mild shelving wear to the edges. Within, the front pastedown has a previous ownership signature. Other than this, the contents are really most agreeable. The pages are very clean, clear, confident, engaging, fresh and smart. fk. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: bven
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5594]
Keywords: 0224016741

 
SPYRI, JOHANNA ; WHITE, HELENE S (TRANS)
Heidi
George G Harrap & Company Ltd. 1924, First Edition. Hardcover. 329 pages (complete). First publication of this edition with simply lovely illustrations from the busy Anne Anderson. The illustrated boards are characterful. They are placid. There is wear to the edges, scuffing and some light marking. Within, the contents are mild-mannered. There are freckles of foxing throughout. However, the pages are clean, thick, clear, kindly, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: bukm
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5594]

 
STRANG, MRS HERBERT
The Rose Fairy Book
Henry Frowde Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1912, First Edition. Hardcover. 303 pages (complete). A much owned copy. Mrs Henry Strang was also Mr Henry Strang, who was in turn two men from Oxford who decided to write and publish childrens' stories and books. The thick boards are decorated and titled in gilt (worn and wistful), small circle coloured plate (weary but pretty). The boards are worn and scuffed and marked all about from handling and shelving. They are sound and secure. The front pastedown has a small picture of the French General Joffe affixed. The first pages have been subjected to determined childish inscriptions. The pages are genially aging. They are a little tanned here and there, there are flushes of foxing throughout. However, the contents are kindly, the illustrations (especially the coloured plates (vivid and bright)) are pretty and pleasing. The pages are clear, comfortable, comforting, assured. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: advz
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 133 | £UK 115 | JP¥ 16782]

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