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Auction Description for Dominic Winter: Children's Literature & Modern First Editions
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18th June 9am to 7pm. Day of sale from 9am.
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Children's Literature & Modern First Editions (370 Lots)

by Dominic Winter Auctions


370 lots | 234 with images

June 20, 2013

Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Description: Adam (Victor, illust.). Petits Contes Mis En Action, Paris: J. Langlume, c.1830, ten hand-col. litho. plts., orig. floral figured boards, a trifle rubbed to extrems., with hand-col. litho. illust. mounted on upper cover, sm. square 8vo. Scarce. (1)

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Description: Alphabet. A printed alphabet book, French, c.1840s, twenty-four hand-col. litho. plts. showing children's games and pastimes, bound concertina-style, each illustrating a letter of the alphabet with explanatory text below (I and J sharing a page, and no W called-for, Z mounted on upper cover), some rubbing and marks, short split in edge of one fold, contemp. ms. inscription on front pastedown, orig. green boards (edge-rubbed), spine and lower cover lacking, 14.5 x 9mm (5.75 x 3.5ins), together with a collection of fifteen alphabet plts., French, c.1810, each a hand-col. costume eng., titled 'Hydriote', 'Mameluk', 'Sultan', 'Fme Tartare', 'Odalisque', etc., dusty, some tears with loss, sometime mounted on linen and folded concertina-style, 12.5 x 8mm (5 x 3ins) (2)

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Description: Alphabet des Animaux Savants, Paris: Theodore Lefevre, [cover-title], c.1830, twenty-three hand-col. litho. plts. (complete), front free endpaper browned, orig. floral figured boards, paper wrinkled on lower cover, extrems. rubbed, hand-col. litho. illust. mounted on upper cover, 11.5 x 13cm (4.5 x 5ins) Extremely rare: we have been unable to trace another copy. Incudes an orangutan waiting at table, a dog playing dominoes, a hare playing a tamborine, a monkey riding a dog, and a dancing bear. (1)

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Description: Alphabet. A French alphabet book, n.p., c.1830, twenty-three hand-col. litho. plts. (complete), each illustrating a trade, bound concertina style, orig. floral figured cloth, sl. rubbed and dusty, hand-col. litho. illust. (A for Armurier) mounted on upper cover (lacking part of beaded border), 14.5 x 13cm (5.75 x 5ins) A rare alphabet book of trades, including a bootmaker, a hatter, a dentist, an oyster seller, a clothes dealer, an innkeeper, a printer, a judge, a school master, an optician, a sculptor, a dyer and a glass blower. (1)

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Description: Clemens (Samuel L. "Mark Twain"). The Writings of Mark Twain, 25 vols., Chatto & Windus, 1899-1907, additional title to each, plates and portraits, a few scattered spots, t.e.g., original green cloth, a few early covers with light dampstains, vol. XXII lacking spine label, 8vo. Author's Edition de Luxe, 30/620 signed by the author. (25)

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