27578. ALPHABET. BEGBIE, HAROLD -CARUTHERS GOULD.: The Struwwelpeter Alphabet. London, Grant Richards, 1900. 4to, 28 leaves printed on versos only, illustrated throughout colour by F Carruthers Gould, original cloth backed pictorial boards with caricature of William II of Germany, slightly rubbed at edges & darkened , but internally a very good clean copy, FIRST EDITION of this famous political parody alphabet, based on the Struwwelpeter theme. £35.00

27827. ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN.: The White Swans and other Tales...illustrated by Alice Havers. London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, [1885]. Oblong large 8vo, pp 48, illustrated throughout in alternate sepia and chromolithography, text on tinted backgrounds within decorative borders, original pictorial glazed cloth backed boards, slightly worn and with small marginal faults, one leaf of text slightly adhered to a plate, with loss of a few letters a little used but good, FIRST EDITION; an early illustrated version of Andersen, the stories selcted from Warne's collection as translated by Mrs Paull. Alice Haver's high Victorian style of illustration is amongst the most charming of the early versions. £45.00

27831. BEAUMONT, LE PRINCE DE.: The Young Misses Magazine: Containing Dialogues between a Governess and several Young Ladies of Quality her Scholars... London, J Nourse, 1767 Volume one only [of 2], 12mo, pp vi, [2], 316, half title, bound in contemporary polished calf, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, light spotting and soiling, but a good copy, SECOND EDITION; though only the first part this is a very rare printing and a pleasing copy of this classic work for children, stories in dialogue form, between 'ladies and their governess.' which first appeared in French in 1757 and in English in 1759. There are several version of the translation, this one in two volumes issued by Nourse a scarce one. £45.00

27855. BELLOC, HILLAIRE.: The Bad Child's Books of Beasts. London, Duckworth, [1903] 4to, pp 47, [1].with illustrations throughout by Lord Basil Blackwell, original flush grey pictorial boards printed in black and red, slight wear to spine, enpapers a little foxed else a very good sound copy of a fragile title, FIRST DUCKWORTH EDITION, previously issued in the same format by Alden in oxford, one of the most famous of Belloc's children's titles. £30.00

27211. BEST, GEORGE A.: The Home of Santa Claus : a story of Leslie Gordons visit to Father Christmas, and of the strange sights he beheld in the town of toys...illustrated from photographs by Arthur Ulyett. London, T Fisher Unwin, 1900. 4to, pp xii, 188, frontispiece and illustrations throughout from photographs by Arthur Ulyett, original pictorial brown polychrome cloth, a little damp marked ot lower board, later [1938] Christmas inscription on blank endpaper else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION, a very scarce and original Christmas fantasy in which the illustrations rather than from usual artwork are produced from live photographic models, including a fairy sinister Father Christmas, a typical Victorian boy of the period, model toys etc. The influence of the then developing cinematography industry is clearly felt here. This was one of the titles selected for COPAC's 2015 Celebration of Christmas on-line exhibition. £40.00

28038. BETHAM EDWARDS, MATILDA.: Scenes and Stories of the Rhine...with Illustrations by F W Keyl. London, Griffin and Farran, 1863. Small square 8vo, pp viii, 214, [2], [32, publishers' catalogue], with title page vignette, frontispiece and 3 plates [as required], bound in original blue pictorial cloth, ornately blocked in gilt and blind, slightly rubbed but an excellent clean bright copy, FIRST EDITION; the second of Betham Edward's early travelogue stories for children, sequel to 'Holidays among the Mountains'. She had also published a couple of shorter children's tales, but soon turned to adult fiction and non-fiction travel. A respected author of the period, she died in Hastings in 1919. £45.00

27890. CHAPBOOK. KENDREW CHAPBOOK.: The History of Tommy and Harry Embellished with Engravings. York, J Kendrew, circa 1830. Small 24mo, pp 30 [0r 32 as wrappers are included in pagination], with wood-engraved frontispiece on paste-down, vignette title page, 6 charming wood-engravings in text, alphabet sheet on lower pastedown, original printed wrappers, a fine unused example, FIRST EDITION THUS, a very pleasing example of one of Kendrew's penny chapbooks as listed on the lower wrapper; the book traces the growing up of two boys, the 'bad' and 'good', the former at last torn to pieces by a wild animal [not visually depicted. Scarce in this fine condition. £75.00

27854. CLARK, MARY SENIOR.: Lost Legends of the Nursery Songs. London, Bell & Daldy, 1870. Square 8vo, pp iv, 248, 16 wood-engraved plates after the author's designs, bound in original pictorial green cloth blocked in gilt and black, edges gilt, slight rubbing and chaffing to spine ends, front inner hinge strained, else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; prose retelling of 16 popular nursery rhyme stories for an older age group. The clever concept of Senior Clark gained some popularity and the book was later republished with illustrations by Alice B Woodward, though this original black and white production is itself an attractive offering. £60.00

28071. DE LA MARE, WALTER.: The Three Mulla-Mulgars....with illustrations by J A Shepherd. London, Selwyn and Blount, 1924. 8vo, pp 274, colour frontispiece and text drawings by J A Shepherd, uncut in original cloth back boards, edges and label a bit rubbed, inner hinge strained, else a very good copy, LIMITED EDITION OF 260 COPIES, signed by the author. First issued in 1910, this has come to be regarded as a landmark work in animal storytelling. £35.00

27851. HANWAY, JONAS: Advice from Farmer Trueman to his Daughter Mary, upon her going to Service; in a series of discourses designed to promote the welfare and true interest of servants...of no less important to masters and mistresses. London, J Davis 1800. 12mo, pp viii, 232, original plain sheep, spine worn and with upper board detached, one corner chip with no loss of text else internally sound and clean, EARLY EDITION, one of several printings from 1789 onwards of this tract for servants abridged from Jonas Hanway's Advice from a Farmer to his Daughter. The title has not survived well, and few copies of any edition are recorded, this one BL and Harvard only. £65.00

27898. KILNER, ELIZABETH. "S.W.": A Visit to London. Containing a Description of the Principal Curiosities in the British Metropolis. London, Tabart and Co, 1808. 18mo, pp [4], 188, [1], engraved frontispiece and 5 plates as required, bound in original red roan backed marbled boards, spine chipped at foot, boards very worn with loss of much of the paper, internally lightly soiled and used throughout, with two small holes in leaves with loss of a few letters only, else complete, SECOND EDITION, first printed in 1805 and a much reprinted London guide for children, but very scarce in its early printings. This is a very so-so copy, but generally complete, and with the famous chapter 'A Visit to the Juvenile Library' illustrated with a fascinating view of the interior of Tabart's shop. £60.00

27888. KOPETZKY, O.: Neue Kinderlieder...Componiert von M eichhorn. Buchschmuck von O Kopetzky. Nurenberg, Th. Stroefer, [1907]. Oblong small folio, pp [20], lithographed throughout including 6 full page plates, music with pictorial surrounds, original pictorial cloth backed boards, lightly faded at edges, but a very good sound clean copy, FIRST EDITION, a charming collection of German children's songs composted by Max Eichman with piano accompaniments, largely depicting social scenes and country life. A good example of the sentimental German style of children's book illustration at the turn of the century. £45.00

27368. NONSENSE VERSE. E.S.T.: Queer Creatures. Oxford, Blackwell, 1913. 4to, pp 80, verse and line illustrations throughout including frontispiece and title page by the author, original pictorial grey boards, slightly rubbed but a very good well preserved copy with minimal foxing to front endpaper, FIRST EDITION; author unidentified, but a highly creative example of the fashion for productions including fantasy animals with doggerel verses, all undoubtedly inspired by Belloc. £25.00

27437. PILKINGTON, L [ OR?MARY].BEWICK, JOHN. [ATTRIB].: Pity's Gift: A Collection of Interesting Tales, to Excite the Compassion of Youth for the Animal Creation. Ornamented with Vignettes. From the Writings of Mr. Pratt. Selected by a Lady. London, T N Longman and E Nerbury, 1798. 12mo, pp viii, 147, [1, adverts], 15 woodcut illustrations sometimes attributed to John Bewick, bound in neat later calf, plain but titled in gilt to spine, light soiling, but a very good copy, SECOND EDITION, unaltered from the first of the same year; see Hugo 122, although the attribution to Bewick is doubtful. The text itself is attributed to Laetitia Pilkington in ESTC, but this should surely be Mary Pilkington. £45.00

27882. TEMPLAR, J.S.: Jane. A Tale of Hair. London, James Nisbet and co, 1904. Small 16mo, pp 95, [1], printed on rectos only, full page colour illustrations throughout with simple text facing, bound in original green pictorial polychrome cloth, a little rubbed, minor spots and singes of use only, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; a popular format for the turn of the century simple reading book, most famously adopted by Beatrix Potter, though her illustrations are photographically reproduced whereas these are photoengraved by Edmund Evans in the style of Little Black Sambo and similar pocket-size stories. This charming title tells the story of 'How vain Jane became plain Jane' and is relatively scarce. It apparently went through only one printing; COPAC records BL, Cambridge and Oxford copies only. £75.00

28004. TUCK, RAPHAEL [PUBLISHERS].: Mother Goose. London, Raphael Tuck, [inscribed 1896]. 4to, pp [12], with alternate line and chromolithograph illustrations with nursery rhyme text surrounding, the centre spread chromolithographs illustrating 4 rhymes. original glazed stiff boards in pictorial chromolithography, plain paper spine a little worn, else in very good state, FIRST EDITION, one of Tuck's many versions of the ever popular Mother Goose collection, this one dated to 1896 from a Sunday School presentation label, and described as part of Tuck's 'Untearable Linen Series', a debatable description, but certainly a rare enough version not listed in COPAC. and attractive in its late 19th Century style. £35.00