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Auction Description for Dominic Winter: Childrens & Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions
Auction Description:
Childrens & Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions
Viewing Notes:
16th & 17th June 9am to 7pm. Morning of sale from 9am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dominic-winter

Childrens & Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions

by Dominic Winter Auctions


496 lots | 321 with images

June 18, 2009

Mallard House

Broadway Lane, South Cerney

Near Cirencester, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

Fax: +44 (0)1285 862461

Email: info@dominicwinter.co.uk

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Description: Beardsley (Aubrey, illust.). Le Morte Darthur, by Sir Thomas Malory, 3 vols., pub. Dent, 1893-94, 20 full-page b & w plates, numerous illustrations, four leaves loose in vol. I, vol. III front hinges broken, other hinges cracking, library bookplates and numbers, occasional light browning and offsetting, original cloth gilt, wear at spine ends, joints splitting, lightky rubbed, 4to. Limited edition, 242/300 copies on Dutch hand made paper. (3)

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Description: Bishop (James). The Painted Picture Play-Book, Illustrated with nearly Three Hundred Coloured Pictures, and an Explanatory Verse to each, the Engravings by Various Eminent Artists, Dean and Son, [1855], hand-col. engs. throughout, printed on one side of the page only (facing versos and rectos), frontis. with contemp. ms. inscription on reverse, occn. minor spotting and a few short edge-tears, green endpapers printed with pubs. ads., printed orange ad. slip tipped-in on front free endpaper, hinges split, stitching partially broken and contents becoming loose, orig. cloth-backed col. printed pictorial boards, a little rubbed and soiled, corners showing, slim folio (1)

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Description: Collodi (C.). The Story of a Puppet or The Adventures of Pinocchio, Translated from the Italian by M.A. Murray, Illustrated by C. Mazzanti, 1st ed. in English, UK issue, T. Fisher Unwin, 1892 [1891], half-title and title-page printed in black and red, numerous b & w vigns., stitching partially broken, blue floral patterned endpapers (lacking front free endpaper) and edges, pattern repeated to orig. white cloth, rubbed, spine darkened, and frayed at ends with sl. loss, lower cover and spine detached at lower hinge, sm. 8vo. A classic of children s literature, The Story of a Puppet is the tale of an animated marionette, of talking crickets, of boys who turn into mules, and of other such fairy-tale devices; in fact earlier in his career Collodi worked on a translation of Mother Goose. However, Pinocchios world is not a traditional fairy-tale world, instead containing the harsh realities of life - the need for food and shelter - and set in the very real area of Tuscany in Italy. It was a unique literary melding of genres for its time, and several of the book s concepts have become commonplace, particularly the long nose denoting liars. Indeed, Collodi did not originally intend the novel to be for children; in the first (serialized) edition Pinocchio dies a gruesome death hanged for his innumerable faults. At the request of his editor, Collodi added a happier fate for his puppet in which he is rescued and transformed into a real boy. Collodi, who died in 1890, was respected during his lifetime as a talented writer and social commentator, but his fame did not begin to grow until after Pinocchio appeared in this English translation, produced for the Christmas market in December 1891 (and published simultaneously in America by Cassell). (1)

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Description: Crane (Walter, illust.). Aladdin s Picture Book, Containing Aladdin, The Yellow Dwarf, Princess Belle-Etoile, The Hind in the Wood, pub. Routledge, [1876], 22 chromolithographed plates, neatly repaired tear, a few leaves at front loosening, original pictorial boards, tears at spine ends, edges and lower cover rubbed, 4to (1)

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Description: Crane (Walter, illust.). The Marquis of Carabas Picture Book, Containing Puss in Boots, Old Mother Hubbard, My Mother, The Forty Thieves, pub. Routledge, [1874], 32 leaves with fine coloured illustrations, original pictorial boards gilt, joints and edges slightly rubbed, 4to. A bright copy. (1)

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