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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:
8th & 9th December 9am to 7pm. Morning of sale from 9am.
Sale Notes:
www.dominicwinter.co.uk

Childrens & Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions

by Dominic Winter Auctions


467 lots | 244 with images

December 10, 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: Bassam (Robert, printer). The Exhibition: or, Bassam's Royal Academy, for the Youth of both Sexes, to which is added, the Seven Ages of Man; (by William Shakespeare.) Also the Story of Florio and Florella, c.1790, wood eng. frontis., vign. to title, lacking pp.67-78, fifty-one (of 52) woodcut illusts., untrimmed, disbound with consequent dust-soiling to first and final leaves, slim 12mo. Rare. Not in Osborne or Gumuchian. Only one location listed on COPAC (Oxford). (1)

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Description: Battledores. The New Royal Battledore, Kettering, Joseph Toller, c.1840, single sheet of stiffened paper, with three engs., letters, and numbers, folded to form two leaves with a flap, exterior grey-brown, with woodcut of a zebra and imprint on flap, 134 x 88 mm (5.25 x 3.5 ins) when folded, together with another New Royal Battledore by Toller similar, with yellow exterior (sl. rubbed) The battledore was a more portable and less expensive version of the hornbook, and its ephemeral nature means that copies rarely survive in good condition. (2)

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Description: Berquin (Arnaud). L'Ami des Enfans, 12 vols., pub. M. Elsmley, Jan-Dec 1783, half-titles present, contemp. paper-backed boards, contemp. ink ms. to spines, chipping to spine ends, one board detached with a few coming loose, rubbed, 12mo. (12)

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Description: Billard (Elisabeth). Pauline; Ou, la Vertueuse Orpheline, pub. Bowdery & Kerby, Juvenile Library, 1823, one or two light spots, small prize label from Woodland House, Greenwich, dated 1837, contemporary gree calf gilt, lightly rubbed, 8vo. Rare, only one institutional copy found. (1)

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Description: Boileau (D.). Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; beining an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes, 2nd ed., greatly enlarged & improved, 1825, half-title, hand-col. litho frontis., twenty-one litho plts. (inc. 7 folding), ink presentation inscription to front pastdown ÒRosa Emily Mary Anne Nugent. The gift of Lady ChandosÓ, ink scribble to verso of one plt. and juvenile drawings to endpapers, orig. boards with printed title label to upper board, joints cracked and some loss to spine, small 4to. (1)

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