94. AINSLIE. KATHLEEN.: At Great Aunt Martha's. London, Castell Brothers, [1904].. Oblong long 8vo, pp [32], lithographed throughout in usual Ainslie calligraphic style with 16 colour lithographic scenes inhabited by Dutch wooden dolls, original cloth backed pictorial boards, a little worn to spine and shaken, cent re-spread browned, else good, FIRST EDITION; a so-so copy of one of the scarcer titles in the series. £15.00

95. AUNT LOUISA.: Sea Side. London, Warne and co, circa 1860. 4to, 6 pages of text with 6 chromolithograph plates, all but one with 2 images, original decorated wrappers, spine worn where extracted from a collection, else very good,

FIRST EDITION, in Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series, one of the most popular and well remembered titles. £30.00

96. AUNT LOUISA.: Hey Diddle Diddle. London, Frederick Warne, circa 1860. 4to, pp [16], with 6 pages of text, including lower wrapper, 6 chromolithograph plates, original pictorial stiff wrappers, spine worn where extracted from a collection else very good, FIRST EDITION; in the series Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books. £25.00

97. AUNT LOUISA.: Uncle's Farm Yard. London, Warne and co, circa 1860. 4to, 6 pages of text and 6 chromolithograph plates, original decorated stiff wrappers, worn to spine where extracted form a collection, else very good,

FIRST EDITION, idyllic depictions of mid-Victorian farming life in Aunt Louisa's London Toy Book series. £25.00

98. BEWICK, JOHN [ILLUSTRATOR].: Proverbs Exemplified and Illustrated by Pictures from real Life. Preaching Morality and Knowledge of the World; with prints Designed as a Succession-Book to Aesop's Fables. After the Manner, and by the Author, of Hogarth Moralized. London, J Trusler, sold at the Literary Press, May 1st, 1790. Small 12mo, pp viii, 196, 50 woodcuts in text, including one on the title page, by John Bewick, bound in early 19th Century binders' cloth, slightly marked and neatly recased with original endpapers preserved, title page browned else a sound clean untrimmed copy, FIRST EDITION, rare in any condition,contribution to children's literature of the period by John Bewick and the ever industrious John Trussler, drawing Aesopian morals from favorite proverbs, like 'Charity begins at home' and 'Out of the frying pan into the fire.' each illustrated by a delightful text woodcut of Bewick's best quality. The work could not have been too popular for there seems only to have been this one edition; according to his preface Trusler thought that children 'should be addressed as grown persons'; he also praises John Bewick as 'an artist, who knew how to illustrate the follies and vices of mankind, better than most men.' £250.00

99. BROOKE, L LESLIE [ILLUSTRATOR]. LEAR, EDWARD.: Nonsense Songs by Edward Lear...with Drawings by L Leslie Brooke. London, Frederick Warne and co, [1900]. Square 8vo, pp [144], with 13 colour lithographed plates plus frontispiece, numerous text drawings, pictorial endpapers, original bevel-edged pictorial reddish brown cloth blocked in black and gilt to upper board and spine, gilt edges, , FIRST EDITION THUS, distinguished from later issues by its gilt edges, advert for The Nursery Rhyme Book of 1897 on half title verso, and thick paper stock, a classic of English book illustration, in print virtually since this first publication, It combines two separately published Lear collections. £45.00

100. COLE, BENJAMIN.: Winter Evenings at College; a familiar description of the manners, customs, sports, and religious observances of the Ancient Greeks, with a short account of the state of modern Greece. London, J Harris, 1829. 2 volumes in one, 267, e [as issued], 16mo, pp viii, 260; vi, frontispiece and one plate, original roan backed marbled boards, spine gilt, a little rubbed but a very good clean sound copy,

FIRST EDITION, £35.00

101. DILWORTH, THOMAS.:The Schoolmaster Assistant. being a Compendium of Arithmetic, both Practical and Theoretical. In Five Parts.. London, Henry Kent, 1760. 12mo, pp xv, [9], 168, with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by Burgh, folding table, bound in contemporary sheep, spine lacking, joints cracked but holding well, a good clean copy internally, TENTH EDITION; though obviously one of the more popular mathematical primers of the 18th Century, this is a title which survives in few complete copies such as this one; indeed it is unusual to find an example with both portrait and folding chart intact. Of this tenth printing, ESTC records 2 copies UK and one US.. £120.00

102. DOYLE, RICHARD.: Jack the Giant Killer. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, [1888]. 4to, pp 48, colour facsimile of the author's original manuscript with illustrations, publishers' inserted introduction slip at the front, original grey pictorial bevel-edged cloth, a near fine copy,

FIRST EDITION; a work of Doyle's youth, posthumously published in this most attractive facsimile of the original . £185.00

103. GUPPY, SARAH.: Instructive and Entertaining Dialogues for Children by Mrs Guppy. Third Edition. London, E Wallis, circa 1820. 12mo, pp 48, with finely hand-coloured engraved plates, original printed stiff fawn wrappers, slightly rubbed but a very good clean sound copy,

THIRD EDITION; a popular educational text for the young, apparently first issued in 2 parts in Bristol in 1800 and again in London in 1804, though in smaller format to this one. No copy of this third edition is recorded in COPAC, but the Renier copy of the 4th edition of 1833 is apparently uncoloured and lacking a plate. £185.00

104. LE MAIR, H WILLEBEECK.[ILLUSTRATOR].: Little Songs of Long Ago....by Alfred Moffat. London, Augner, [1912]. Oblong small folio, pp [64], colour illustrations throughout facing music notated songs within decorative borders, all by Willebeek Le Mair, original yellow cloth with pictorial onlay, an excellent clean sound copy, FIRST EDITION, one of the famous Dutch illustrator's most successful publications. £45.00

105. MAY, W.: The Little Book of British Quadrupeds. London, C Tilt, circa 1835. 32mo [post miniature], pp 191, [1, adverts], 48 wood-engraved plates including a frontispiece, original sage green blind stamped cloth gilt lettered and decorated, edges gilt, minimal wear to upper joint extremities, a fine bright and clean copy in purpose made cloth slip case, FIRST EDITION, sole printing of this rare miniature volume, one in a series of uniform titles issued by Tilt, mainly on natural history. May stretches the definition of British quadruped just a little to include, for example, the ichneumon. £75.00

106. MUSEE DES DAMES.: Musee des Dames et des Demoiselles. Regne Animal [Les Insectes]. [Paris, Pinard, circa 1825]. Small 8vo, pp 35, with a fine hand coloured plate of insects, original pale pink embossed boards with pictorial oval onlay on upper board, slightly dusty else fine,

FIRST EDITION; one of a long series of short education texts for girls, charmingly produced. For further details on the complete series see Gumuchian. £30.00

107. NONSENSE RHYMES.: Nonsense Rhymes for Holiday Times. London, Ernest Nister, [1895].. 4to, pp [48], illustrated throughout with line drawn animal caricatures accompanying verse, in original cloth backed pictorial glazed boards, depicting a cat conductor with a cat audience. en excellent clean fine copy,

FIRST EDITION, a scarce collection of fantastic verse, the animal caricature featuring predominantly cats, with other favorites thrown in, even the occasional human. £75.00

108. POTTER, BEATRIX. LE FLEMING, CHRISTOPHER.: The Peter Rabbit Music Books. Book I Six Easy Pieces for Pianoforte. London, J & W Chester, [1935]. 4to, pp 17, [1], colour pictorial lithe wraps, very slightly used but a nice clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, of the first book of solos, the second being duets. This scarce Potter spin-off boasts music by a pupil of Vaughan Williams and a short introduction by Beatrix Potter herself; Opie does not state if the cover illustration was drawn by her specially for this edition. £45.00

109. TOY BOOK.: Hector the Dog. London, Frederick Warne, circa 1860. 4to, with 6 page of text and 6 chromolithograph plates, original decorated stiff wrappers, worn to spine where extracted from a collection, light spotting, one minor marginal tear, else very good, FIRST EDITION THUS, rather grim verse for Christmas, in Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series. £15.00

110. TOY BOOK.: The Ugly Duckling. London, George Rout ledge, circa 1860. 4to, 6 pages of text and 6 full-page chromolithograph plates, original pictorial wrappers, worn to spine where extracted from a collection, else very good,

FIRST EDITION. £25.00

112. TOY BOOK.: Pretty Pictures of Pretty Birds London, SPCK, circa 1860. 4to, pp [18] printed on rectos only, with chromolithograph plates, 2 on inner wrappers, multiple images of bird, original pink pictorial coloured wrappers, spine worn where extracted from a collection, else very good, FIRST EDITION, an early and very attractive bird-spotting manual for small children. £15.00

113. TRUSLER, JOHN.: The Progress of Man and Society for the Use of Schools. Bath, printed by M Gye, [circa 1795]. Small 8vo, pp vi, 258, [2], iv [books by Trusler], with wood-engravings throughout, bound in contemporary sheep, rubbed and plainly rebacked in diced calf at an early period, internally with a few spots and stains but generally sound and clean,

SECOND EDITION; the first edition of this remarkably illustrated compendium of knowledge was printed in London in 1791 with woodcuts, it is generally surmised, by John Bewick, reissued in this Bath printing of just a few years later. The original title page stated 'Opening the eyes and unfolding the mind of youth gradually.' and as Trusler explains in his preface an idea taken from the 17th Century 'Orbis Pictus.' The dating of this edition is in some doubt; the BL put it as 1795, the Bodleian think ten years later. In any case a rather clean and well-preserved example of this remarkable schoolbook. £200.00

114. WINDSOR, EMMA S.: Babies' Crawling Rugs and How to Make Them with a few hints to mothers and nurses about kindergarten toys...games...stories and how to tell them. London, Griffith, Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1887. Small 4to, pp 78, [2], plates and text illustrations, including 4 in colour, original pictorial linen cloth, a very good sound copy,

FIRST EDITION, a very rare Kindergarten title in any condition; Emma Windsor sold her educational play blankets for babies at the 'Kindergarten Depot' of the Soho Bazaar, the concept behind her designs a rather original one if largely forgotten after. A nice copy of a very scarce title. £125.00