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 selected 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

28132. BEETON, SAMUEL, O.: The Boy's Own Magazine. An Illustrated Journal of Fact, Fiction and Adventure. Vol I. London, S O Beeton, 1855. Volume one only, small 8vo, pp viiii, 376, with wood-engraved illustrations throughout, bound in contemporary half roan calf, spine gilt ruled, a little rubbed but a very good sound copy, FIRST EDITION; this publication by S O Beeton marks a significant change in the publication of periodical publications for children, an explained by Kirsten Drotner in 'English Children and their Magazines' 'the first juvenile publication to promote 'boy' as part of the title.' £25.00

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

28168. 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 centred 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

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 paste down, 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

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

28156. 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 subsequent adherence, but otherwise a very nice copy, SECOND EDITION, the first in book form following the concertina wallet-style issue of 1906. There were several early undated issues of this book-form edition, this the first issue which does not list Appley Dapley on the notice board, and Peter Rabbit painting book only on lower endpaper notice board. Quinby 12A. £125.00

28155. 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, tiny pinhole to upper joint, 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

28141. ROBINSON, CHARLES [ILLUSTRATOR. FIELD, EUGENE.: Lullaby Land. Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field Selected by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by Charles Robinson. New York, Charles Scribner, 1897. Small 8vo, pp 229, [3], 204 illustrations including 14 full page by Charles Robinson, uncut in original pale maroon boards, pictorial gilt, a little marked and faded but a very good sound clean copy, FIRST EDITION, produced by John Wilson in Cambridge and preceding John Lane's London imprint dated 1898 by a short time. Like its companion volume, Stevenson's Child's Garden of Verses, it is a masterpiece of what could be done creatively by combining text with illustration within the 1890's black and white tradition. A pencil note inside this copy by a sadly unidentified bookseller states 'Rarest of all four different first editions...identified by their binding variations...' £35.00

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 littel rubbed, minor spots and signs 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 photo-engraved 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 chronolithographs 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