21. BROWNE, MAGGIE.: Wanted - a King: or How Merrie set the Nursery Rhymes to Right. London, Cassell and co, 1890. Square 8vo, pp [8], 183, [1], [24, publisher's catalogue dated Sept 1890], with full page plates and text illustrations, including a frontispiece by Harry Furness, patterned endpapers, bound in original red pictorial cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, slightly rubbed and faded to spine, minor endpaper foxing, but a very good bright clean copy,

FIRST EDITION; a classic Dodgson type late Victorian fantasy centered around a child's dream of nursery rhymes coming to life. Harry Furness was its distinguished illustrator - one year after he had worked for Dodgson on Sylvia and Bruno. £60.00

22. POTTER, BEATRIX.: Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., [1917], 16mo, pp [7], 8-52, printed on rectos only, frontispiece and 14 colour plates, original gray- green boards, spine and front cover lettered in dark brown, colour pictorial onlay to front cover, 'notice board' endpapers, boards a little rubbed at joints and extremities, with slight wear at head, small abrasions to joints, internally fine and clean with no inscriptions,

FIRST EDITION, one of the two identical and undated of 1917. Quinby 23; Linder, p. 430. £150.00

23. POTTER, BEATRIX.: The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit. London, Frederick Warne and co, [circa 1916]. 16mo, pp [7], 8-52, [2], frontispiece and 15 colour plates, printed on rectos only, original sandy coloured boards lettered in brown with pictorial onlay, 'notice board' endpapers, binding slightly rubbed but very good indeed, internally a few insignificant marks, lower free endpaper slightly damaged at lower edges through ?original pasting of the book and consequent adherence, but otherwise a very nice copy,

SECOND EDITION, the first in book form following the concertina wallet-style issue of 1906. There was several early undated issues of this book-form edition, this the first issue which does not list Alppley Dapley on the notice board, and Peter Rabbit painting book only on lower endpaper notice board. Quinby 12A. £125.00