97. ANDERSON, ANNE [ILLUSTRATOR].: The Rosie-Posie Book. London, Nelson, [1911]. Large square 8vo, 24 leaves printed on rectos only, comprising 12 fill page colour plates by Anne Anderson, faced by a poem with pictorial surround, original white cloth with colour pictorial onlay on upper board, a fine copy

FIRST EDITION; a particularly delightful example of the children's art of Anne Anderson, a good quality production in excellent condition. £45.00

98. CHATELAIN, MADAME DE.: The Child's Pictorial Vocabulary for Teaching Familiar Phrases in Three Languages by the Aid of Coloured Illustrations. London, A N Myers, 1865. 4to, comprising title page and 18 plates printed on rectos only, each plate comprising six images, each hand-coloured, with captions in English, German and French, bound in original cloth backed printed glazed boards, those slightly marked or spoiled, spine cloth lacking in places to reveal paper beneath, internally sound and clean, with original yellow endpapers intact,



SECOND EDITION; no first edition of this title is records, nor any subsequent printings of this rare and attractive language teaching aid, comprising 18 plates with subjects such as Trades, Games, Fruit, Habits.etc. Very rare, imported by Myers from Germany where it was printed in Esslingen by J F Schreiber. £250.00

99. DARWIN, BERNARD.: Oboli, Boboli and little Joboli London, Country Life, 1938. 4to, PP 79, 5 colour lithographed plates and numerous text illustrations by Elinor Darwin, original cloth, slightly frayed pictorial dustwrapper,

FIRST EDITION; although the dustwrapper flap calls this 'cheep edition', there was only one edition of this title, so it is a probably a remainder issue. A charming Darwin fantasy about elephants this copy was presented for Christmas 1940 to Nigel Finzi by his aunt Kay, sister of Gerald Finzi the composer. £45.00

100. DICKENS, CHARLES.: A Child's History of England....Volume I. London, Bradbury & Evans, 1852. Volume one only, 12mo, PP x, [2], 210, [2, adverts], with wood-engraved frontispiece, original pictorial sandy brown cloth, decorated in gilt and blind, patterned endpapers, a bit worn and frayed at spine ends else good, FIRST EDITION, the first volume one, the other 2 issued later. £25.00

101. FORTUNE PRESS.: Histories or Tales of Past Times told by Mother Goose with Morals. Written in French by M Perrault and English by G M Gent. London, Fortune Press [1928]. Small 8vo, PP 108, woodcuts in text, uncut in original buckram cloth, dust-wrapper, a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, LIMITED TO 1025 COPIES, a charming reproduction of the rare 12th Edition of 1802. £30.00

102. GAG, WANDA.: Snippy and Snappy. London, Faber and Faber, 1932. Oblong large 8vo, PP [46], black and white illustrations throughout, original pictorial coloured boards, spine repaired and chipped at lower end, else sound and clean throughout,

FIRST UK EDITION, a wonderfully imaginative story about mice, sequel to the author's more famous 'Millions of Cats.' and first published in the States the pervious year. This nice quality English printing is very scarce in any condition. £45.00

103. GAULARD, G.: La Mère Cadichon et ses Quatre Enfants Par G. Gaulard. Conte illustré par l'Auteur. Paris, Jouvet et cie, 1888. 4to, PP 16, half page colour printed illustrations throughout, distinctive pictorial onlay bevel-edged cloth boards, front endpaper loose and frayed else a good clean copy,


104. HAMMOND, ROSEMARY.: The Gifted Bear. OUP, 1946. 24mo, 32 leaves printed on rectos only with colour illustration and calligraphic text, original flush printed stiff wrappers, a fine copy, FIRST EDITION, inscribed ' Aydua from Rosmarywith best thanks for so much help with it.' A charming title. £15.00

105. HARRISON, CHARLES [ILLUSTRATOR AND PROBABLE AUTHOR].: Master Charlie, painter, poet, novelist, and teacher : with numerous examples of his work London, Cassell and co, 1899. 4to, PP 67, [1], [4, adverts], illustrations throughout in green, red or black, original pictorial cloth backed boards, spine damp mottled, paper rather browned due to its original acidic quality, frontispiece slightly frayed at outer margin, else a good clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, a typical English fin-de-siecle production imitating, in picture and text, a child's view of the world. It can be startlingly modern. Charles Harrison was a popular cartoonist of the period, and worked on several magazines. £45.00

106. HOFFMANN, DR HEINRICH.: The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. London, Griffith, Farran/ Frankfort, [1880]. 4to, 24 leaves printed on rectos only, hand coloured throughout, original pictorial coloured boards, cloth spine [small hole in spine, a very good well-preserved copy,

EARLY ENGLISH EDITION, with front page commemorating the 100th German edition but curiously no English edition statement on either this leave or the upper board.. £45.00

107. HOUSMAN, LAWRENCE.: A Farm in Fairyland. London, Kegan Paul, 1894. 8vo, PP [10], 160, wood-engraved frontispiece, title page and 12 plates by Lawrence Housman, uncut in original pale green pictorial cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, spine sunned and dulled, endpapers lightly browned, else a good copy,

FIRST EDITION, a notable collection of fantasy tales for children. This copy has a charming contemporary ten-line original poem inscribed on the front endpaper by one 'A.W.P.' 'Whatever humour I am in/ I love the tale of Gammelyn....Take them, dear Renie, Read them through/ And tell me if you like them too.' £45.00

108. JONES, HAROLD ILLUSTRATOR]. DE LA MARE, WALTER.: This Year: Next Year. London, Faber and Faber, 1937. 4to, PP [68], lithographed in colour throughout by Harold Jones, bound in original pictorial boards replicated on the dust-wrapper with frayed and torn but complete except for chips at head and foot of spine, else a very good clean sound copy,

FIRST EDITION, a popular classic of children's verse, much reprinted, scarce in even torn dust-wrapper. £85.00

109. JONES, HAROLD.: The Visit to the Farm. London, Faber and Faber, [1939]. 4to, PP [32], illustrated in two tone colour or black and white by Harold Jones, original pictorial boards, the design replicated in blue on the dustwrapper which is a little frayed but very good, else a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION, this short story for children by the illustrator Harold Jones was a slightly less successful sequel to his This Year Next Year collaboration with De La Mare of 1937. Though more restrained it is a highly successful book, scarce in dust-wrapper. £85.00

110. PARDON, GEORGE FREDERICK.: The Faces in the Fire. A Story for the Season. By Redgap. London, Willoughby and co, [1849]. Small 8vo, PP x, [2], 165, [1], with etched frontispiece, large vignette title page and 2 etched plates by T H Nicholson, all finely hand coloured, text wood-engravings, bound in original pictorial red cloth, gilt and blind, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down,

FIRST EDITION, a Christmas book imitation of Dickens, in the same format as Christmas Carol and its successors; the practice of producing rival titles for Christmas was very prevalent at this period, perhaps the reason that Dickens gave up his series a little earlier. £45.00

111. ROSSETTI, CHRISTINA G.: Sing-Song. A Nursery Rhyme Book. London, Macmillan, 1893. 8vo, PP xiv, 135, [1], all edges gilt, 120 wood-engravings, including frontispiece, by Arthur Hughes, original green silked cloth, very slightly rubbed and dulled to spine, else a very good copy,

NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION, with an additional handful of poems form the original edition of 1872. £45.00

112. TWAIN, MARK.: Roughing It and the Innocents at Home. London, Routledge, 1882. 8vo, PP xvi, 495, [1], frontispiece and illustrations by F A Fraser, original red pictorial cloth, blocked in gilt and black, a little darkened to spine and worn to lower joint,, pencil name on title, still a good copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, though the separate parts had earlier publications [in 1872], this is one of the scarcer volumes in Routledge's uniform series. £15.00

113. WOLE, FFRIDA.: The Orange Cat and other verses. Pictures by P.A. Staynes. London : Sidgwick and Jackson, 1910. 4to, PP 44, illustrated throughout by P A Staynes in orange and black, original pictorial cloth backed boards, rubbed at joints and edges, slight corner wear, one short closed marginal tear else internally clean, a good copy,

FIRST EDITION, a very rare cat title, notable for the fantasy element in its illustrations. £65.00