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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Children's Conjuring, Private Press & Modern First Editions
Auction Description:
Children's Conjuring, Private Press & Modern First Editions
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Children's Conjuring, Private Press & Modern First Editions

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


801 lots | 416 with images

September 20, 2012

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Lot 1: Beauty and the Beast, lithographed frontispiece

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Description: Beauty and the Beast, lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates after J.C. Horsley, a few spots, inscription inside upper cover dated 1852, original wrappers, worn, neatly rebacked, 1843 § Jack the Giant Killer, lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates after H.J. Townsend, coloured by hand, original boards, worn, neatly rebacked, 1844 § The Veritable History of Whittington and his Cat, wood-engraved frontispiece and 3 plates after J. Absolon, printed in colour, original wrappers, 1847, first Cundall editions, all with Holbein design on covers, g.e., [McLean pp. 48-49], small 4to (3)

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Lot 2: Events in Sacred History, 3 works in one vol.

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Description: Events in Sacred History, 3 works in one vol. comprising Bible Events, first, second, and third series [titled The Life of our Lord Jesus Christ], 8 captioned wood-engraved illustrations after Holbein, inserted as plates; 6 lithographed plates after Raphael; and 4 (of 5) lithographed plates after Durer, one inserted as frontispiece, all coloured by hand, original embossed cloth gilt, with the Holbein design in blind, g.e., [McLean p.48], small 4to, 1845.

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Lot 3: Faery Tales and Ballads: The Sisters, Golden

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Description: Faery Tales and Ballads: The Sisters, Golden Locks, Grumble and Cheery, and The Eagle's Verdict; and the ballads of Chevy Chase & Sir Hornbook, 14 tinted lithographed plates after Townsend, Redgrave, Horsley, Cope and Tayler, the frontispiece with offsetting from title, [McLean pp. 48-49, listing the three separate works (the first originally titled "Puck's Reports to Oberon")], small 4to, 1846 § Tales from Spenser's Faerie Queen, first edition, lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates after H.J. Townsend, coloured by hand, 2pp. advertisements at end, the binder's ticket of Bone & Son inside lower cover, [McLean p.49], 1846, original embossed cloth gilt, small 4to (2)

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Lot 4: [Peacock (Thomas Love)] Sir Hornbook, or Childe

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Description: [Peacock (Thomas Love)] Sir Hornbook, or Childe Launcelot's Expedition, a Grammato-Allegorical Ballad, new (first Cundall) edition, lithographed frontispiece and 7 plates after H. Courbold, coloured by hand, original printed boards with the Holbein design, slightly worn, g.e., [McLean p.48], small 4to, 1843.

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Andersen (Hans Christian) A Danish Story-Book,

Lot 5: Andersen (Hans Christian) A Danish Story-Book,

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Description: Andersen (Hans Christian) A Danish Story-Book, translated by Charles Boner, first edition, 4 lithographed plates including frontispiece, and wood-engraved illustrations in text after Count Pocci, dedication leaf neatly remargined, slightly spotted and soiled, original cloth, recased, [McLean p.61], 8vo, Joseph Cundall, 1846. ***This appears to be the first copy to be sold at auction since the Klein copy in 1980..

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Lot 6: [Cowper (William)] The Diverting History of John

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Description: [Cowper (William)] The Diverting History of John Gilpin, lithographed frontispiece and 9 plates after John Leighton, slightly spotted, original decorated cloth gilt, oblong folio, Joseph Cundall, 1845 § Weir (Harrison) Animals from the Sketch-Book of Harrison Weir, wood-engraved frontispiece and 23 plates, contemporary morocco gilt, g.e., 4to, Cundall and Addey, 1851 [McLean pp. 58 and 72], 4to and folio (2)

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Lot 7: Good-Natured Bear (The), a Story for Children of

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Description: Good-Natured Bear (The), a Story for Children of All Ages, first edition, wood-engraved frontispiece and 3 plates by W.G. Mason after Frederick Tayler, slightly spotted, inscription on endleaf dated 1873, original embossed cloth gilt, g.e., [McLean p.61], Joseph Cundall, 1846 § Irving (Washington) Rip Van Winkle, a posthumous writing of Dietrich Knickerbocker, 6 etched plates by Charles Simms after Felix Darley, coloured by hand, slightly spotted, original embossed cloth gilt, g.e.; Another copy, the plates not coloured, original printed boards, worn, rebacked, [McLean p.70, listing only the issue in boards], Joseph Cundall, 1850; The Hudson Legends: Rip Van Winkle, Sleepy Hollow, 2 separately issued works in one vol., wood-engraved frontspieces and 22 illustrations after Felix Darley and others, original embossed cloth gilt, g.e., New York, G.B. Putnam, 1867, 8vo (4) ***The Cundall edition of Rip Van Winkle appears to be the first separate English edition, not in the British Library..

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Laughter Book for Little Folk (A), translated from

Lot 8: Laughter Book for Little Folk (A), translated from

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Description: Laughter Book for Little Folk (A), translated from the German by Madame de Chatelain, second edition in English, illustrations by Theodor Hosemann coloured by hand, tear at outer margin of two leaves neatly repaired, original printed boards, rebacked with linen, new endpapers, inscription on flyleaf dated 1852, [Mclean p.70], 4to, Cundall & Addey, and William Tegg, [1852?].

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Lot 9: [Miller (Lydia Falconer)] "Mrs. Harriet Myrtle". A

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Description: [Miller (Lydia Falconer)] "Mrs. Harriet Myrtle". A Story Book of Country Scenes, written for Young Children, first edition, lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates after John Absolon, coloured by hand, slightly spotted, original boards, with "Erasmus" decorative design printed in colour, g.e., [not listed by McLean], Joseph Cundall, 1845.

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Lot 10: [Miller (Lydia Falconer)] "Mrs. Harriet Myrtle".

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Description: [Miller (Lydia Falconer)] "Mrs. Harriet Myrtle". The Little Sister, first edition, engraved frontispiece, pictorial title-page and 14 plates after H.J. Schneider, coloured by hand, original cloth gilt, g.e., [McLean p.72], oblong 8vo, Addey and Co., 1852.

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Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah) Aunt Carry's

Lot 11: Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah) Aunt Carry's

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Description: Norton (Caroline Elizabeth Sarah) Aunt Carry's Ballads for Children: Adventures of a Wood Sprite; The Story of Blanche and Brutikin, first edition, lithographed frontispiece and 7 plates printed in colour after John Absolon, original cloth gilt, two small stains on upper cover, g.e., [McLean p.61], small 4to, Joseph Cundall, 1847. ***Tipped into this copy are the original watercolour drawings by John Absolon to illustrate the second ballad. There were significant changes made to two of the images before publication..

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Lot 12: Old Story Books of England (The), collected and

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Description: Old Story Books of England (The), collected and edited by Amb[rose] Mer[ton], [W.J. Thomas], containing the complete set of twelve "Gammer Gurton's Story Books", each with plate printed in colour after Frederick Tyler or John Absolon, and "Gammer Gurton's Garland" with wood-engraved plate after T. Webster, coloured by hand, ornamental border to title-page, vertical border to each page, initials, and devices coloured by hand, plates and preliminaries spotted, original? panelled roan tooled in blind, g.e., [McLean pp. 50-52], small 8vo, Joseph Cundall, [1845]. ***The binding was possibly made for presentation. Another copy in the same binding is in the Renier collection..

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Lot 13: Peter the Goatherd (The Story of), 6 wood-engraved

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Description: Peter the Goatherd (The Story of), 6 wood-engraved illustrations after Edward Wehnert, neatly coloured by a former owner; Little Bo-Peep, and other Tales, 7 wood-engraved illustrations by John Absolon coloured by hand; Little Goody Two-Shoes, 6 wood-engraved illustrations after John Absolon, 3 vol., original decorated wrappers, slightly worn, the first Cundall and Addey, the others Grant and Griffith, and D. Bogue, [the first and third with inscriptions dated 1851] § Gammer Gurton's Garland, 2 copies, wood-engraved frontispiece after T. Webster, one coloured by hand, original pictorial wrappers, Chapman and Hall, [c.1850], [Mclean pp. 52 and 83], small 8vo (5) ***The first three books are from the series of "Pleasure Books for Young Children". Peter the Goatherd is mentioned by McLean as one of the separate titles included in Sampson Low's Home Treasury of Old Story Books, 1859, but is not recorded by him as a separate Cundall publication..

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Lot 14: Treasury of Pleasure Books for Children (A), first

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Description: Treasury of Pleasure Books for Children (A), first edition, 100 wood-engraved illustrations after John Absolon and Harrison Weir, the majority full-page, coloured by hand, slightly spotted and soiled, contemporary half calf, [McLean p.69], small 8vo, Grant and Griffith, and Joseph Cundall, 1850. ***Most of the contents were published as separate books. In his introduction Cundall described how he has introduced for the first time a little girl instead of an old woman in "The Story of the Three Bears"..

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Lot 15: [Darton (William, senior)] A Present for a Little

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Description: [Darton (William, senior)] A Present for a Little Girl, engraved title-page and 27 illustrations, 3 full-page, title-page reinserted, original printed wrappers, worn, stitching defective, [G227 (13)], 12mo, Harvey and Darton, and William Darton, 1820. ***The illustrations are thought to be the work of the author, re-engraved for this edition, based on those in the 1808 printing, which had been copied from the original versions..

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Moral and Entertaining Fables, part 1, second

Lot 16: Moral and Entertaining Fables, part 1, second

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Description: Moral and Entertaining Fables, part 1, second edition, engraved title vignette and 22 illustrations, contemporary owner's signature on front endleaf, original printed wrappers, soiled and worn, [G668 (2)], 12mo, Darton and Harvey, 1809. ***The illustrations in this rare little book appear to be the work of Isaac Taylor. No copy of any edition has been found in the British Library catalogue, or for sale at auction..

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New History of England (A.), from the invasion of

Lot 17: New History of England (A.), from the invasion of

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Description: New History of England (A.), from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the year 1803, 34 wood-engraved illustrations, original marbled boards, [G701 (3)], small 12mo, Darton and Harvey, 1803. ***This is one of the twenty four titles bought by the company from Elizabeth Newbery. An ownership inscription on the front endpaper reads 'M. Elliott', possibly Mary Elliott, at least six of whose books were published by the Darton family..

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Lot 18: Saint-Pierre (Jacques Henri Bernardin de) Beauties

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Description: Saint-Pierre (Jacques Henri Bernardin de) Beauties of Saint Pierre, selected from his Studies of Nature by Edward Augustus Kendall, first edition, engraved frontispiece by Armstrong after Thurston, page at end advertising other works by Kendall, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum corners, joints split, but a good clean copy, [G832], 12mo, Vernor & Hood, James Scatchard, and Darton & Harvey, 1799; The Indian Cottage, translated by E.A. Kendal, second edition, engraved frontispiece by J. Scott after Thurston, original roan-backed marbled boards, [G834], small 12mo, Vernor & Hood, and Darton & Harvey, 1800 § Cobbett (William) Cottage Economy, containing information. deemed useful in the conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family, 7 parts in one vol., first edition, "stereotype edition" on title-page, contemporary owner's signature at top of title-page, contemporary half calf, 12mo, C. Clement, 1822 § Trimmer (Sarah) A New Series of Prints.from the Old Testament, second edition, 24 engraved plates, original roan-backed boards, worn, [Moon 922 (2)], 16mo, John Harris, etc.,1808, 12mo and 16mo (4) ***The first volume concludes with an abridgement of "Paul and Virginia", titled "The Children of the Cottage"..

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Lot 19: Wakefield (Priscilla) An Introduction to Botany,

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Description: Wakefield (Priscilla) An Introduction to Botany, in a series of Familiar Letters, first edition, 12 engraved plates, folding table, contemporary manuscript index on verso of half-title (tear repaired) and inserted leaf at end, pencil notes in text, some cropped, ?original half calf, rebacked, [G996 (1); Roscoe J375 (1)], E. Newbery, Darton and Harvey, and Vernor and Hood, 1796; An Introduction to the Natural History and Classification of Insects, in a series of Familiar Letters, first edition, 12 engraved plates, original blue roan-backed marbled boards, [G997], Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1816, 12mo (2). ***The first work is an excellent copy. The title-page is a cancel, replacing the original title "An introduction to Entomolgy". It is unlikely that copies of the book were issued before the replacement was made..

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Lot 20: Wakefield (Priscilla) Perambulations in London and

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Description: Wakefield (Priscilla) Perambulations in London and its Environs, comprehending an Historical Sketch of the Ancient State and Progress of the British Metropolis, second edition, improved, engraved frontispiece and 4 plates, the plates each with two illustrations, slightly browned, contemporary owner's signature and later bookplate inside upper cover, original marbled sheep, [G1002 (2)], Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1814 § [Grattan (Thomas Colley)] The History of Switzerland from the Conquests of Caesar to the Abdication of Buonaparte, first edition, engraved frontispiece, pictorial title-page, and folding map, short tear in the latter, errata slip at end, original roan-backed pictorial boards, the upper cover with an illustration of Arnold of Winkelried, the lower cover with one of William Tell, signed [Abraham John] Mason, soiled and worn, spine split, [G397], Harvey and Darton, 1825, 12mo (2)

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Lot 21: Walker (John) Elements of Geography, and of

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Description: Walker (John) Elements of Geography, and of Natural and Civil History, second edition, lacking the 30 folding maps, obviously bound separately, contemporary marbled calf, [G1008 (1)], 8vo, Darton and Harvey, etc., 1795 § A Cabinet of Portraits, consisting of Distinguished Characters, British and Foreign,accompanied by a brief memoir of each Person, [part 1 only], engraved calligraphic title-page and 64 portrait plates, title spotted, some plates also affect, mainly in margins, original roan-backed marbled boards, slightly worn, 8vo, William Darton, [1823] § England and Wales Dissected upon the best Principles to teach Youth Geography, jigsaw puzzle, 40 pieces (of 63), lacking two corners and 21 counties, in original wooden box, title on sliding lid, advertisement inside lid, two other labels on sides, in fitted cloth case, 298mm. by 256mm., William Darton, [c.1833] § Harvey and Dartons Juvenile Museum of Entertainment, wood-engraved pictorial title-page composed of seven illustrations by William and George Measom, and 40 wood-engraved plates, nine signed Whymper, title and first plate soiled, lacking one for "The Old Dog and the Hunter", tears in one plate and inner margin of one leaf repaired, inscription on original endleaf to Maria, George, Edward and Henry Cadbury by their aunt Elizabeth Newman, 1846, later cloth, with the label of Eddington and Cadbury, Binders Swindon, inside lower cover, [G438], 8vo, Harvey and Darton, [c.1845] (4) ***The last item is bound from parts numbered 7-13. It possibly lacks a letterpress title-page as well as the plate mentioned. Some of the text repeats subjects drawn from the much earlier Chapters of Accidents. Fourteen of the plates illustrate ships and sailing incidents; ten are natural history subjects; the remainder include illustrations of printing and book-binding..

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Watson (Joseph) Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb;

Lot 22: Watson (Joseph) Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb;

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Description: Watson (Joseph) Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb; or a Theoretical and Practical View of the means by which they are taught to speak and understand a language, 2 vol., first edition, 80 engraved plates, the majority with several illustrations, lacking plate depicting the "Manual Alphabet", slightly offset, modern half morocco, [see note to G1026], 8vo, Darton and Harvey, 1809-1810. ***Joseph Watson joined the Old Kent Road Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb as head master in 1793. The pictorial vocabulary includes a large number of scenes of trade and commerce, household objects, and natural history subjects, and is the first to have been produced for the deaf and dumb..

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Lot 23: Budgen (Louisa H.) The Smuggler's Children, a Tale

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Description: Budgen (Louisa H.) The Smuggler's Children, a Tale of the Sea-Side, new edition, 4 etched plates by F. Howard, coloured by hand, contemporary signature on half-title, original blind-stamped cloth gilt, [H113 (2)],16mo, Darton and Clark, [c.1845] § Martin (William) The Book of Sports, Games, and Athletic Exercises, new edition, revised, with additions, engraved frontispiece, 12 wood-engraved plates [by Samuel Williams], further illustrations in text, two additional riddles at end added by hand, original pictorial cloth gilt, slightly worn and faded, hinges strengthened, [H1011 (30)], 16mo, Darton and Clark, [c.1840] § Pictorial Primer (The), or Child's First Book, wood-engraved frontispiece by G. Armstrong after John Gilbert, title vignette and 62 illustrations, advertisements on endpapers, bookseller's label of J. Philipson, North Shields, inside upper cover, original wood-engraved pictorial wrappers printed in red and blue, slightly worn, [H1229], 12mo, Darton and Clark, [c.1845] § [Defoe (Daniel)] The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, wood-engraved frontispiece, pictorial title-page, 7 plates and 11 illustrations in text by Cruikshank, Gilbert, and Brown, printed endpapers advertising the Holiday Library and Shilling School Books, original pictorial cloth gilt, [H345 (1)], 12mo, Darton and Co. (Darton and Clark on pictorial title), [c.1845] § Jerrold (W. Blanchard) The Disgrace of the Family, first edition, 12 etched plates by H.K. Browne, slightly browned, frontispiece slightly frayed at outer edge, bound from parts, original pictorial cloth gilt, rebacked, 8vo, Darton and Co., 1848 § Mayhew (Henry and Horace) The Magic of Kindness, 3 (of 4) engraved plates by George Cruikshank, wood-engraved pictorial title-page and illustrations by Walter Mason after Kenny Meadows, eight pages of advertisements at end, original cloth gilt, worn, lower joint splitting, [H1037], small 8vo, Darton and Co., [1849] § Book of Fun, or Laugh and Learn for Boys and Girls, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, some signed by Henry George Hine, others by J.L. Dudley, original boards, pictorial upper cover, the lower cover advertising Darton's Holiday Library, rebacked, uncut, 12mo, James Gilbert, [c.1850] § Howitt (Mary) The Cousins in Ohio, second edition, 4 engraved plates including frontispiece after Anna Mary Howitt, a few minor stains, original decorated cloth gilt, spine slightly faded, g.e., [H748 (2)],16mo, Darton & Co., [c.1855], various sizes (8)

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Lot 24: [Dodsley (Robert)] The Economy of Human Life, 2

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Description: [Dodsley (Robert)] The Economy of Human Life, 2 parts in one vol., first Darton edition, engraved frontispiece, bottom line of one page and some headlines shaved, later inscription on front endleaf, original roan-backed boards, upper joint split, [H355], W. and T. Darton, 1807 § Taylor (Joseph) Tales of the Robin and other Small Birds, selected from the British Poets, second edition, 6 engraved plates including frontispiece, very slightly browned, original roan-backed marbled boards, [H1526 (2)], William Darton Jun., 1815 § [Hewlett (Esther)] The Young Reviewers, or the Poems Dissected, first edition, engraved frontispiece, part of headline cut away, and 2 plates, original roan-backed boards, rebacked, preserving spine, [H272 (1)], William Darton, 1821 § Token of Remembrance (A) from a Mother to her Absent Children, comprising Simple Tales, Dialogues and Easy Poetry, first edition, engraved frontispiece and 2 plates, one leaf repaired, modern roan-backed boards, [H1537], William Darton, 1822 [imprints dated 1823] § [Strickland (Agnes)] The Buxton Diamonds, or Grateful Ellen, engraved presentation leaf, frontispiece, two plates and calligraphic advertisement leaf, imprints dated 1823, slightly spotted and offset, contemporary owner's signature on front endleaf, original roan-backed boards, rebacked preserving original spine, [H1494], William Darton, [c.1830], 12mo (5)

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Lot 25: Elliott (Mary) Plain Truths for Little Folks,

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Description: Elliott (Mary) Plain Truths for Little Folks, Seasoned with Instruction, both for the Mind and the Eye, 12 engraved plates including frontispiece, each with two illustrations and accompanying verses, four with imprints dated 1823, slightly soiled and worn, later inscription inside upper cover, reinserted in original printed wrappers, worn, [H488 (3)], William Darton, Darton and Harvey, and John Harris, [watermarked 1827] ; Elliott's Tales for Boys; Elliott's Tales for Girls, translated into French by A.F.E. Lépée, 2 vol., each comprising four separately issued works, general titles, folding engraved frontispiece and two plates to each of the eight tales, those in the first lightly coloured ?by a former owner, three in the second with imprints dated 1825, slightly stained and worn, list of titles by the same author and translator in both vol., original roan-backed marbled boards, [H425; 428], William Darton, [c.1830], 12mo (3) .

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Lot 26: Pleasing, Interesting and Affecting History of

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Description: Pleasing, Interesting and Affecting History of Prince Lee Boo (The), with an Account of the Pelew Islands, first Darton edition, engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, one imprint trimmed away, another cropped, all slightly offset, [H943], 12mo, William Darton Jun., 1816 [imprints dated 1817] § Whittington and his Cat (The Ancient History of), containing and Interesting Account of his Life and Character, first edition of this version, engraved frontispiece, ornamental title-page and 2 plates, slightly stained, [H1585 (1)], 12mo, William Darton Jun., 1817, original printed wrappers, worn, the second rebacked, 12mo (2) ***Although a popular title for many years, this edition of the first work appears to be quite rare. There is no Darton edition in the British Library, and there are no auction records for editions published by the Dartons..

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Anderson (R.N.) Original design for nursery

Lot 27: Anderson (R.N.) Original design for nursery

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Description: Anderson (R.N.) Original design for nursery titles, original pen, ink and watercolour design after E.H.Shepard, to used as a design for titles used in a child's nursery, 'designers/illustrators' name lettered top right, ink signature and date lower right, image approx. on card, 402 x 340mm. n.p., [1925].

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Ardizzone (Edward) Little Tim and the Brave Sea

Lot 28: Ardizzone (Edward) Little Tim and the Brave Sea

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Description: Ardizzone (Edward) Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain, first edition, lithographed facsimile of the manuscript text and watercolour drawings, original pictorial boards, dust jacket torn, missing areas supplied in facsimile, with Oxford University Press compliments stamp on front endleaf, [Alderson 4], folio, 1936.

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Lot 29: [Ballantyne (Robert Michael)] "Comus". The

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Description: [Ballantyne (Robert Michael)] "Comus". The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast, additional pictorial title and 7 colour-printed plates finished by hand, light foxing, contemporary ownership inscription to endpaper, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine and corners a little frayed, 4to, 1857.

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Lot 30: Boyle (Eleanor Vere).- Child's Play, third

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Description: Boyle (Eleanor Vere).- Child's Play, third edition, frontispiece and 15 plates printed in colour [by W. Dickes] after E.V.B., title page in facsimile, original decorated cloth gilt, g.e., [de Beaumont 1c], 8vo, Sampson Low, 1859; Another copy, fourth edition, second issue, frontispiece and 14 (of 15) plates printed in colour by W. Dickes and title vignette after E.V.B. (lacking plate for "Lady-Cow"), rebound out of order, original decorated cloth gilt, g.e., [de Beaumont 1e], 4to, Sampson Low, 1866, 8vo and 4to (2)

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Boyle (Eleanor Vere).-Carové (Friedrich Wilhelm)

Lot 31: Boyle (Eleanor Vere).-Carové (Friedrich Wilhelm)

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Description: Boyle (Eleanor Vere).-Carové (Friedrich Wilhelm) The Story without End, translated by Sarah Austin, first edition, tinted frontispiece, title vignette, 15 plates printed in colour by the Leighton Bros., and 13 vignettes (some pictorial) after E.V.B., inscription to Julia Trollope dated 1869 on front endleaf, original cloth gilt, g.e., with Burn's ticket inside lower cover, [de Beaumont 13a], 4to, Sampson Low, 1868.

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Lot 32: Boyle (Eleanor Vere) and others.- The Prince of

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Description: Boyle (Eleanor Vere) and others.- The Prince of Nursery Playmates, containing Seventy Four Nursery Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Nursery Songs, pictorial title-page, contents leaf, and 33 pages each with 5 or more illustrations printed in colour by Emrick & Binger, a few tears repaired, contemporary cloth, with the ticket of Carter Bros., Brighton, inside upper cover, lower joint splitting, folio, Sampson Low, [c.1880]. ***Most of the illustrations have been copied from publications by Joseph Cundall, mainly in the Home Treasury and Pleasure Books series, concluding with sixteen illustrations based on those in E.V.B.'s Child's Play. The book is not mentioned by McLean and does not appear in Robin de Beaumont's bibliography..

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Lot 33: [Browne (Gordon Frederick)] Nonsense; Some More

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Description: [Browne (Gordon Frederick)] Nonsense; Some More Nonesense, by a Nobody, 2 vol. in one, first editions, coloured illustrations by the author, some leaves stained, original pictorial cloth, hinges strengthened, g.e., folio, Gardner, Darton & Co., [1895]-1896 § Another Book of Verses for Children, edited by E.V. Lucas, coloured frontispiece, pictorial title-page and illustrations by F.D. Bedford, original pictorial cloth gilt, t.e.g., 8vo, Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co., [1907] § A Wonder Book of Beasts, edited by F.J. Harvey Darton, coloured frontispiece, pictorial title-page, and illustrations by Margaret Clayton, original pictorial cloth gilt, slightly worn, hinges strengthened, Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co., 1909 § Darton (F.J. Harvey) Vincent Crummles and his Times, first edition, limited to 400 copies, frontispiece coloured by hand, plates, original cloth, uncut, portion of dust jacket inserted, 8vo, 1926 § [Raspe (Rudolph Erich)] The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, edited by F.J. Harvey Darton, limited to 2000 copies, illustrations, slightly spotted, outer margin of one leaf torn when poorly opened, original cloth gilt, t.e.g., 8vo, Navarre Society, 1930, 8vo and folio (5)

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Lot 34: Burnett (Francis Hodgson) Queen Silver-Bell, first

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Description: Burnett (Francis Hodgson) Queen Silver-Bell, first English edition, 18 coloured plates, 1907 § Andersen (Hans) The Ugly Duckling and other Stories, 4 coloured plates by Edmund Dulac and others, illustrations in text, 1909; Fairy Tales and Stories, 8 coloured plates by Ethel K. Burgess, text somewhat spotted, n.d. § Molesworth (Mrs.) The Tapestry Room, frontispiece, title vignette and 6 plates by Walter Crane, 1910; The Next Door House, 6 plates by W. Hatherell, [c.1913] § Tiddeman (L.E.) The Doctor's Lass; A Bright Little Pair, 2 vol., each with 4 coloured plates by H.B. Brock, or Alan Wright, [c.1913] § Meade (L.T.) Four on an Island, 6 plates by W. Rainey, [c.1913] § Vaizey (Mrs. George De Horne) About Peggy Saville, frontispiece, title-vignett and 2 plates [by M.E. Edwards?], [c.1913]; More About Peggy, 5 plates by M.E. Edwards, [c.1914]; and 31 others from the same period, original cloth, the majority with pictorial or decorated upper covers, 8vo (41)

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Lot 35: Bussey (G. Moir) Fables Original and Selected by

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Description: Bussey (G. Moir) Fables Original and Selected by the most esteemed European and Oriental Authors, first edition, wood-engraved pictorial title on India paper, 4 sub-titles, presentation leaf, 43 illustrations printed as plates, and 15 head- and tail-pieces and initials, the title, illustrations, and one headpiece after J.J. Grandville, the pictorial title spotted, slight spotting on some leaves and plates, elaborately tooled panelled morocco gilt, g.e., with the bookplate of John Edward Cutler, 8vo, Charles Tilt, 1839. ***Granville's pictorial title and illustrations are those from the French edition of La Fontaine's Fables, first published the preceding year..

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Caldecott (Randolph) Picture Books, 14 vol. in 7,

Lot 36: Caldecott (Randolph) Picture Books, 14 vol. in 7,

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Description: Caldecott (Randolph) Picture Books, 14 vol. in 7, illustrations, some full-page, many colour, original colour pictorial wrappers bound in, contemporary half morocco, spines gilt, slightly rubbed, t.e.g., an attractive set, 4to & oblong 4to, 1878-1884. Provenance: Alexander McGrigor (leather booklabel); E.C. Simpson (20th century bookplate). ***Comprises: John Gilpin, The House that Jack Built, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog; Babes in the Wood; Three Jovial Huntsman, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Queen of Hearts; Farmer;s Boy; The Milkmaid, Hey Diddle Diddle; Frog He would a Wooing Go, The Fox jumps over the Parson's Gate, Come Lasses and Lads, Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross..

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Lot 37: Caspari (K.H.) The Schoolmaster and his Son, or

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Description: Caspari (K.H.) The Schoolmaster and his Son, or the Thirty Years' War, frontispiece and 2 plates, 1888 § Arden (Henley I.) Almer Court, frontispiece and pictorial title-page, 1894 § Honor Bright, or the Four-Leaved Shamrock, tenth edition, frontispiece and title vignette, 1898 § Hack (Maria) Leo, a Muff, second edition, frontispiece, 1902 § Thackeray (William Makepeace) The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond, illustrations by Hugh Thomson, 1902 § Goldsmith (Oliver) Letters from a Citizen of the World, illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan, 1904 § "Brown Linnet". Why Why and Tom Cat, first edition, illustrations by Gordon Browne, 1906 § Macleod (Mary) The Book of King Arthur and his Noble Knights, eighth impression, illustrations by A.G. Walker, [prize label dated 1927], original cloth, all but the second pictorial, all published by Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co. § [Raspe (Rudolph Erich)] The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, edited by F.J. Harvey Darton, limited to 2000 copies, illustrations, slightly spotted, original cloth gilt, t.e.g., Navarre Society, 1930, 8vo (9)

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Lot 38: Children's Advertising Posters, Tom Floremall's

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Description: Children's Advertising Posters, Tom Floremall's Schooldays [&] Poor Ray the Drummer Boy, 2 posters, laid down, slightly browned, folds, n.d. [c. 1880].

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Lot 39: Counters.- Large collection of bone counters, for

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Description: Counters.- Large collection of bone counters, for various games, several hundred bone counters, hole drilled in cntre, in a small card box, circumference 20mm., [19th century] (qty).

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Lot 40: Crane (Walter) The Baby's Bouquet, signed

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Description: Crane (Walter) The Baby's Bouquet, signed presentation from the author to endpaper, illustrations by the author, two ownership inscriptions to endpaper, endpapers spotted, original cloth-backed pictoiral boards, spine splitting at lower joint, spine ends frayed, a little rubbed and worn, small 4to, [c.1878].

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Lot 41: Darton ( F.J. Harvey) Modern Book Illustration in

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Description: Darton ( F.J. Harvey) Modern Book Illustration in Great Britain and America, slightly spotted, 1931 § James (Philip) Children's Books of Yesterday, 1933, numerous illustrations, some coloured, original cloth, dust jackets, folio, The Studio (2)

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Lot 42: Dickens (Charles) [Christmas Books], 5 vol.,

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Description: Dickens (Charles) [Christmas Books], 5 vol., comprising: A Christmas Carol, second edition, title in red and blue, hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 plates, half-titles, 2pp. of advertisements at end, recased, 1843; The Chimes, second state, 1845; The Cricket on the Hearth, second issue, 1846; The Battle of Life, fourth state, 1846; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, Angela Burdett-Coutts' copy with her pencil signature on title and very faint presentation inscription on pictorial title, 2pp. of advertisements at beginning, pencil signature at head of printed title, 1848, all but the first first editions, plates and illustrations, original red gilt pictorial cloth, slightly rubbed, head and tail of spines chipped, g.e., 8vo. Inscription reads: "With AB's best... to... ?Mrs... & with every good wish for the New Year." ***Angela Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906), philanthropist; friend of Charles Dickens..

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Lot 43: Dodd (W.) The Beauties of History, or Pictures of

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Description: Dodd (W.) The Beauties of History, or Pictures of Virtue and Vice drawn from examples of Men Eminent for their Virtues and Infamous for their Vices, second edition, (the first with Bewick illustrations), engraved frontispiece by E. Thompson after Stothard, wood-engraved title vignette and 28 head- and tailpieces by John Bewick, including a few repeated blocks, six page catalogue at end, frontispiece and title-page slightly browned, contemporary tree calf, rebacked preserving spine, portion of upper cover replaced, [Roscoe J94 (2)], 12mo, Vernor & Hood, E. Newbery, and Darton & Harvey, 1796 § [Johnson (Richard)?] Blossoms of Morality, intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Ladies and Gentlemen, fifth edition, wood-engraved title vignette and 45 illustrations and tailpieces by John Bewick, tear at foot of T4 repaired, some slight soiling, front endleaf repaired, [G116 (2); Moon 56 (5)], John Harris, Darton and Harvey, etc., 1810 § [Berquin (Arnaud)] The Looking-Glass for the Mind, or Intellectual Mirror, [edited by Richard Johnson], eighteenth edition, wood-engraved title vignette and 72 wood-engraved illustrations and tailpieces by John Bewick, a few leaves very slightly spotted, otherwise a good clean copy, 4 page catalogue of Henry Mozley and Son at beginning, early pictorial bookplate of Henry Peaps inside upper cover, [G87 (10); Moon 45 (10)], John Harris, Harvey and Darton, etc., 1830, the last two in original marbled roan, rebacked, 12mo (3)

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[Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)],

Lot 44: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], "Lewis Carroll".

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Description: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], "Lewis Carroll". Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, number 15 of 20 copies on Hollande Van Gelder for the United States signed by the artist, with a supplementary suite of six plates in sanguine also signed by the artist, printed in red and black, 6 chromolithographed plates by Marie Laurencin, original red and black printed wrappers, short split to head of upper joint, glacine dust-jacket, chipped at spine ends and corners, original card slip-case, rubbed and chipped, oblong 4to, Paris, The Black Sun Press, 1930.

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Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat, one of

Lot 45: Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat, one of

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Description: Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyam. Rubaiyat, one of 750 copies signed by the artist, 20 tipped-in colour plates, captioned paper guards, some plates with small areas of creasing to lower left-hand corner, occasional marginal water-staining, mostly at beginning and end, 20th century dark green crushed morocco, gilt, richly gilt spine in comopartments and with double leather labels, 4to, [1909].

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Lot 46: Dumas (Alexandre) The Honey-Stew of the Countess

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Description: Dumas (Alexandre) The Honey-Stew of the Countess Bertha, translated by Mrs. Cooke Taylor, wood-engraved frontispiece, ornamental title-page and 4 plates after Harrison Weir, text within ornamental gilt borders, original embossed cloth gilt, neatly rebacked, small 4to, Jeremiah How, 1846; Good Lady Bertha's Honey Broth, wood-engraved frontispiece printed in colour and numerous illustrations after Bertall, original decorated wrappers, upper cover, endleaf and frontispiece loose, 8vo, Chapman and Hall, 1846 § Aunt Mavor's History of Five Little Pigs, wood-engraved frontispiece, title decoration and 40 illustrations by the Dalziels after William M'Connell, original pictorial wrappers, slightly worn, small 4to, G. Routledge & Co., [1858], 8vo and small 4to (3)

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Lot 47: Eagle Comics, vol. 6, nos. 1-32, colour and black

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Description: Eagle Comics, vol. 6, nos. 1-32, colour and black and white, a few tears, some browning, 4to, 1955.

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Lot 48: Gay (John) Fables, fourth edition, engraved title

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Description: Gay (John) Fables, fourth edition, engraved title vignette and 51 illustrations by G. van der Gucht, P. Fourdrinier, B. Baron, and A Motte after William Kent and I. Wootton, blank corners of two leaves torn away and replaced, tear in L4 repaired, a few small stains, two library stamps, the first cancelled, contemporary calf, rebacked, 8vo, J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1733 § Goldsmith (Oliver) The Citizen of the World, or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher residing in London to his Friends in the East, 2 vol., engraved pictorial title-pages, contemporary marbled calf, a good clean copy, 12mo, T. Vernor, Darton and Harvey, etc., 1792, 8vo and 12mo (3)

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Lot 49: Givre Dinard number 91 of 300 copies signed by the

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Description: Givre Dinard number 91 of 300 copies signed by the illustrator, text by Albert Flament, 40 illustrations, some double page, one illustration torn affection image, some characters identified in pencil, original portfolio, spine worn and repaired, new ties, together with 7 original colour illustrations by another hand of Dinard laid-in loose, Paris, 1914 § Tennyson (Alfred Lord) Vivien and Guinere, illustrations by Gustave Dore, original cloth, gilt, worn and recased, 1867; and another, folio, (3).

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Lot 50: Greenaway (Kate) Language of Flowers,

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Description: Greenaway (Kate) Language of Flowers, illustrations by the author, foxing, ownership inscription to endpaper, original imitation white morocco, gilt, g.e., [Schuster & Engen 107 1f], [c.1884]; and 3 others by the same, small 4to & 12mo, (4)

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