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18412 [ALER, Paul] GRADVS AD PARNASSUM, sive novvs synonymorvm, ephithetorum, et phrasium poeticarum, thesaurus... Edition vndecima. Parisiis: apud Simonen Benard, 1674. 8vo, (172x110mm), [4],1159,[7]p. some browning and occasional light staining of the text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, head and tail of the backstrip and corner tops worn, the front head-fore corner particularly so, early owners' signatures and arithmetical calculations on the endleaves. Gradus ad Parnassum(A Step to Parnassus) compiled by the Jesuit Paul Aler, is a dictionary of Latin prosody much used in both English and continental public schools, particularly during the 17th and 18th centuries. £200.00 

17152 AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. Volume V. [Andover] Printed for the Society by Flagg and Gould, 1824. 12mo, (172x106mm), iv,24,8,24,12,8,4,16,8,16,8,8,12,16,6,24,12,8,28,8,24,32p. wood-engraving on the title page of 2 tracts. Browned throughout, with occasional soiling and several leaves frayed at the fore-edge. Contemporary sheep, an early repair to the leather of the front cover with 2 small pieces of leather laid in to cover holes in the skin; possibly done at the time of the original binding to maximise use of a damaged skin. Early owner's signature on the front free endleaf and title page: Catherine L. McLeod, Book 1 1832. Each tract carrying a publisher's series numbers from 87 to 107. At the end of most tracts is a printer's imprint dated between 1821 and 1823, an edition statement (usually second or third) and the print-run, usually of 6000 copies. £20.00 

17146 AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. THE PUBLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. Series II Volume II. New York: American Tract Society, [1850s]. 12mo, (102x65mm), iv,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16,16p. numerous wood-engravings. browned throughout. Contemporary (?original) quarter roan, marbled paper covered sides, very worn and the front cover detached. Each chapbook tract carrying a series number between 17 and 32 and containing: The affectionate daughter, The happy African, History of Sally Butler, Select verses for children, Happy man or life of William Kelly, The image boys (from the French of C. Malan), The Lord's prayer, The May-bell (by Mrs Sherwood), The wishing-cap (by Mrs Sherwood), Eyes and no eyes, The shipwreck, Memoir of Miriam Warner, The wreath, Little Sally of the Sabbath school, To children (by Richard Cecil), and Christ our example. £20.00


(Rare Darton imprint)

18976 ANDREWS, Eliza. BEAUTIES OF STURM'S REFLECTIONS: in lessons on the works of God, and of his providence, Rendered familiar to the capacities of youth. Eighth edition, London: Printed for Harvey and Darton;... 1824. 12mo, (175x102mm), viii,268p. Engraved frontispiece, the frontis. and title page slightly browned and some occasional slight spotting thereafter. Contemporary marbled calf, backstrip worn and the covers detached. (Darton, The Dartons G890(8)) Darton merely speculates on the existence of this edition of a rare Darton imprint that first appeared in 1799 and had reached this eight edition by 1824, yet COPAC locates only single copies of the 1799, 1806, 1817 and this 1824 edition. £80.00 

16072 [ANON.] BOYS' WORDS. [A collection of ten tales in one volume comprising: Whats the use? I don't care. Independence. Its good fun. What's the harm? Go ahead. Every one does. They made me. It's mean. I want to, and I don't want to.] Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1868. 8vo, (152x95mm), 18;20;20;20;20;20;20;20;20;20p. separate title-page and wood-engraved frontispiece to each part. Original sand-grain cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, joints and edges a little rubbed and the head of the backstrip slightly worn; gift inscription on the front free endleaf: 'Howard from Aunt Ellse Christmas 1868.' Obviously a collected volume of improving tales that were presumably also issued as separate tracts; we have been unable to locate another copy amongst any of the usual sources. £105.00 

20304 [ANON.] THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE. Translated from the French. Edinburgh: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier. [1889?]. 16mo, (150x105mm), 62p. wood-engraved frontispiece, stapled binding with some slight rust-staining of the gutter margin. Original illustrated yellow cloth, printed in green and brown, corner tops slightly rubbed, free endleaves browned. Dating is based on a prize inscription on the front free end-leaf. £15.00 

19577 [ANON.] THE STORY OF A PUPIL TEACHER. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1876.] Cr.8vo, (165x115mm), 160p. +4p publisher's adverts. Frontispiece, several later juvenile annotations (including a colour-pencil drawing of a young girl; some minor tears and finger soiling to the first few leaves. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and black, recased and with a new rear free endleaf of near-matching paper. The minor tears and finger soiling extend to page 15, whereafter, it would appear, previous readers got bored and gave up 'annotating' this uncommon text. £20.00 

18253 [ANON.] WHO WAS THE FIRST PAPER-MAKER? London: T. Nelson and sons, 1895. 8vo, (170x117mm), 72p. +16p. publisher's adverts, 13 illustrations. Stitching slightly strained but a good copy in original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and colours, Burton upon Trent school board attendance prize label (dated 1899 and printed in Burton) laid down on the front pastedown endleaf. An childs account of the 'inventor of paper' written in question and answer dialogue form, passing over the introduction of papyrus and Chinese and Arabian paper, the text soon settles down to a zoological account of wasps and their nest building. £20.00 

16036 (ARITHMETIC) ARITHMETICAL TABLES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS. New York: printed and sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Book-Store, 357 Pearl Street, 1813. 32mo, (96x80mm), 24p. wood-engraving on the title, lacking most of pages 9 & 10, browned throughout and with some fraying of the fore-margin. Original wrappers, worn, a piece of the surface of the front cover torn off with slight loss of the printing. Previous owner's signatures: Johnathan Thompson year 1822, and with the name of Miss Mary Thompson Her book 1819 overscored on the inside of the front wrapper; and M. Thompson her book, overscored on the inside of the rear cover, but with a small drawing of a flower and 'her Book' below and unscored. The rear wrapper carrying a list of the publisher's mathematical and arithmetical books. £15.00 

19368 BADEN-POWELL, Robert. ROVERING TO SUCCESS. A book of life-sport for young men. Fifteenth impression, London: Herbert Jenkins, [1930>.] 8vo, (190x130mm), 247p. +8p publisher's adverts,60 illustrations from drawings by the author. Original cloth, corner tips bumped, dustjacket worn. £12.00 

4689 BECHTEL, Louis Seaman. BOOKS IN SEARCH OF CHILDREN; Speeches and essays selected and with an Introduction by Virginia Haviland. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1970. 8vo, xx,268p. 13 illustrations. A good copy in original boards. £2.50 

14623 BEISNER, Monika. ABC. London Ell Pie, 1979. 12mo, (102x80mm), 26 leaves in a concertina [accordion] fold-out, printed in colours with a different alphabet and images on the obverse and reverse sides. Contained in the original colour-printed box which is a little worn. An attractive alphabet book. £35.00 

16051 BERQUIN, [Arnaud]. IDYLLES ET ROMANCES. Geneve, [no printer or publisher], 1796. 12mo, (133x82mm), 173p. some occasional slight spotting and the pages slightly creased. Contemporary marbled calf, ornamental gilt border, edges worn, lacking the backstrip. Bibliotheque des enfans tome xxii, the final leaf list forthcoming volumes in the series. £50.00 

5453 BLAIR, David. (pseud. i.e. Sir Richard Phillips) MODELS OF FAMILIAR LETTERS, in English, French, and Italian; with numerous examples of classical and commercial letters and topics for the exercise of students. New edition. London: Printed by G. Sidney, Northumberland street, Strand, for Richard Phillips, sold by J. Souter, Paternoster-Row, and all booksellers. [1814.] 12mo, (168x102mm), xii,224p. occasional slight soiling. Original red sheep, sides partly faded; rebacked. Advertised on the title as 'Price 4s. bound in red' although, as we state above, the red has faded to a dull reddish-brown over most of the surface of the binding. Sir Richard Philips, under the pseudonym of the Reverend David Blair, wrote a number of textbooks: The Universal Preceptor, The Class Book, A Practical English Grammar, A Grammar of Natural Philosophy, and Reading Exercises for the Junior Classes, as well as and edition of Entick's English Dictionary for the use of schools. In the preface this work the author states that 'Some perfection in spelling, a knowledge of Syntax, of pointing, and of the use of Capital Letters, are presumed to have been previously acquired by the study of my English Grammar ...' and announces that this edition has been enlarged by 'introducing forty-five letters, never before published, written by the most eminent persons of this and the last age.' The earliest edition noted on the BLGC is of 1811, with later editions in 1821 and 1831. Ian Michael, in The teaching of English (1987) does not notice this title but does record a similar work from the same author: Models of juvenile letters... citing only the British Library copies of a new edition of 1821 and a re-issue of 1831. £50.00 

19556 BROWNE, T.M. DAWSON'S MADGE OR THE POACHER'S DAUGHTER. Thirteenth thousand, London: S.W. Partridge, [1900?] Cr.8vo, (175x120mm), 96p. +24p publisher's illustrated adverts. Illustrations, lightly dust-soiled. Original cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt and colours, endleaves browned, gift inscription to Clem Montana Triangle Rancho Myrtle Point Oregon, dated 1900 on the front fly-leaf. A Christmas story for girls. £10.00 

16297 [BUDDEN, Maria Elizabeth.] ALWAYS HAPPY!!! OR, ANECDOTES OF FELIX AND HIS SISTER SERENA. A tale. Written for her children, by a mother. Third edition, London: printed for J. Harris, 1818. 12mo, (134x87mm), 170p. + 2p publisher's adverts, engraved frontispiece, a small tear in the gutter just affecting the image. Contemporary (?original) quarter red roan, marbled paper sides, very worn and wanting the front free endleaf. (Moon, John Harris's books for youth 72.3) Described in the Juvenile Review as 'a very nice little book' while the Gentleman's Magazine noted that it was 'written certainly by an enlightened female.' £45.00 

6509 BURNETT, Frances Hodgson. LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Eleventh edition, London: Frederick Warne, 1888. Roy.8vo, (222x150mm), xii,270p. +6p. publisher's adverts, 26 illustrations by Reginald Birch, occasional slight spotting. Original grey calico-grain illustrated cloth over bevelled boards, lettered and blocked in gilt, black and brown, rear cover slightly soiled, joints and corner tips rubbed. Not as unpleasant on the eye as it sounds and a handsome example of a late-Victorian publisher's decorated binding. £15.00 

19587 BYERLEY, Lucy. THE QUEEN'S OAK. London: Religious Tract Society, [1886]. Cr.8vo, (152x115mm), 64p. +16p publisher's illustrated adverts; colour-printed frontispiece and several wood-engraved text vignettes. Original blue cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and colours and with a colour-illustration laid down on the front cover. A stapled binding with some rust-staining of the gutter margin and the inners hinges split but a much better copy than we've made it sound. An uncommon volume in the 'Little Dot' series of R.T.S. 'Prize' books, COPAC locating only 4 copies; a ms. prize inscription dated 1890 on the front fly-leaf. £10.00 

18168 CAMERON, Mrs [Lucy Lyttelton.] THE KIND LITTLE BOY New edition, London: Houlston and Wright, [1860?] 12mo, (113x73mm), 16p (including wrappers), 5 wood-engravings. Original printed stiff wrappers, spine worn. Priced at one penny on the front wrapper, the rear wrapper carrying adverts for several 'Reward Books' by Mrs Cameron. £20.00 

18167 CAMERON, Mrs [Lucy Lyttelton.] THE MOUNTAIN OF HEALTH New edition, London: Houlston and Wright, [1860?] 12mo, (113x73mm), 16p (including wrappers), 5 wood-engravings. Original printed stiff wrappers, spine worn. Priced at one penny on the front wrapper, the rear wrapper carrying adverts for several 'Reward Books' by Mrs Cameron. £20.00


(Wellington printing - unrecorded on Copac)

16172 CAMERON, Mrs [Lucy Lyttelton.] THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE. A new edition, London: printed for Houlston and Son, 65, Paternoster-Row, and at Wellington, Salop, 1835. 8vo, (146x90mm), 36p. title vignette and 6 full-page wood-engravings, slight damage to 2 letterpress leaves and some slight soiling. Original printed wrappers, a small piece missing from the head-fore corner of the rear wrapper which also carries an advert for the author's other publications. Previous owner's signatures: Margaret Mercer, February 16 1838, on the title verso and with the forename crossed out, this repeated on the inside of the front wrapper, with Margaret's forename again crossed through and replaced with William and dated July 14th 1842. Despite the London imprint, this edition was printed in Wellington by Houlston's. An uncommon piece by Mrs Sherwood's sister which - rather unusually for her - does not end with the death of the pious of the hero and/or heroine. Copac locates only nine copies of several editions of this book, but none of this particular edition. £50.00 

2175 CHANCELLOR, Valerie E.. HISTORY FOR THEIR MASTERS; Opinion in the English history textbook 1800-1914. Bath: Adams & Dart, 1970. 8vo, (225x145mm), 153p. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket slightly frayed. £12.00 

13011 CHAPBOOK. THE ANT. London: Religious Tract Society, 1842. 16mo, (134x105mm), 32p. title cut and 10 text engravings. Original printed stiff varnished paper wrappers, slightly soiled and worn. Printed by Bentleys, Wilson & Fley in London, the natural history of the ant, interspersed with useful lessons we can learn from them £15.00 

16017 CHAPBOOK. THE BLIND BOY THAT COULD SEE. New York: American Tract Society, [1850?] 32mo, (102x68mm), 8p, 1 wood-engraving. Original printed wrappers, spine torn and corners slightly worn.. Printer's series number: 49, on the cover and first page of text. £20.00 

16151 CHAPBOOK. BROTHERS AND SISTERS, OR, BROTHERLY LOVE. London: printed for the Religious Tract Society, and sold at their depository, 56 Paternoster Row, [1830?] 32mo, (92x58mm), 14p. 8 wood-engravings. Original title wrapper, lacking the rear (blank) wrapper, the title cut and one other hand-coloured by a juvenile hand, printer's series number 50 on the title. The author notes that this 'book is so short that I have not room to tell you how these naughty brothers quarrelled with their good brothers' and so concentrates on Cain and Abel and Joseph and his brothers, while sisters are merely advised to 'help each other.' Indeed one feels that, by and large, the text has been written to illuminate available illustrations. £20.00 

20545 CHAPBOOK [Legh Richmond]. THE YOUNG COTTAGER; by the author of "The dairyman's daughter." London: Printed for the Religious Tract Society; and Sold by J. Davis ... J. Nisbet...; and other booksellers. [1824?] Cr.8vo, (100x64mm), 128p. 23 wood-engravings (8 full-page), slightly soiled and with a fragment torn from the tail of the backstrip (without loss of letterpress). Disbound and preserving the original title-wrappers, carrying on the first text page the ms. admonition to ‘Pray over this book.’ Osborne 293 notes an edition dated 1834 with 108 pages, also printed for the RTS. An example of the type of chapbook (though in this case with rather more pages than is usual) on a moralizing theme published by the RTS and other religious publishing ventures, in direct competition with the more secular topics which, to the contemporary mind, were thought decidedly unsuitable reading matter for the lower-classes and children who comprised much of the market. £35.00 

16184 CHILD'S COMPANION. THE CHILD'S COMPANION FOR 1841. London: Religious Tract Society, 1841. 32mo, [2],380,[2]p. The contents leaf bound at the end of the text. Engraved frontispiece by S. Hall hand-coloured by a juvenile hand, and a number of wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary binders' cloth, backstrip faded, corner tips slightly rubbed. A bound-up volume with added title and contents of the monthly numbers (37-48) for January to December 1841. A volume from the third series of this long-running evangelical children's periodical which commenced as The child's companion; or Sunday scholar's reward in 1824 and continued as The child's companion and juvenile instructor until 1921. £50.00 

16413 CHILD'S COMPANION. THE CHILD'S COMPANION FOR 1843. London: Religious Tract Society, 1843. 32mo, (120x75mm), 380p. Engraved frontispiece by S. Bull after Melville, and several wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary half roan, backstrip banded in gilt, Spanish pattern marbled paper sides, joints and edges lightly rubbed and a small piece of leather scuffed from the backstrip. Manuscript reward inscription from Hayton Sunday School on the front pastedown endleaf, bookseller's ticket of Charles Thurnam of Carlisle who, given the provenance of the early local owner, probably also bound the volume. A bound-up volume with added title and contents of the monthly numbers (61-72) for January to December 1843. A volume from the third series of this long-running evangelical children's periodical which commenced as The child's companion; or Sunday scholar's reward in 1824 and continued as The child's companion and juvenile instructor until 1921. £50.00 

16205 CHILD'S COMPANION. THE CHILD'S COMPANION AND JUVENILE INSTRUCTOR. London: Religious Tract Society, August, 1861. 16mo, (150x94mm), 225-256p. 4 engravings, small piece torn from the head margin, without text loss, of two leaves, otherwise a remarkable good copy in the original printed buff paper printed wrappers. £20.00 

13473 CHOMPRE, M. DICTIONNAIRE ABREGE DE LA FABLE, Pour l'intelligence des poetes. des tableaux & des staues, dont les sujets tires de l'histoire poetique. Dixieme edition, Paris: chex Sailland [&] Desaint, 1774, 12mo, (150x90mm), vi,431p. title and final leaf foxed. Contemporary English binding in full tan calf, ornamental gilt border to the front and rear covers framing a large rococo ornament tooled in blind, lacking the backstip. £50.00 

12759 CLEAVER, James. THE THEATRE AT WORK. First edition, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1947. Oblong sm.4to (181x223mm), 31p. colour & monochrome illustrations, A good copy in original illustrated wrappers, (Rogerson, Noel Carrington and his Puffin Picture Books75). Number 75 of Noel Carrington's Puffin Picture Books series. £12.00 

19588 CLEGG, John. LITTLE JIM; or, the story of a Christian hero. London: T. Woolmer, 1888. Cr.8vo, (168x115mm), 95p. full-page wood-engraved frontispiece by Gunston. Original blue cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and colours and with an illustration printed on the front cover. Ms. prize inscription, dated 1889, on the front free endleaf. An uncommon 'Prize' title of which COPAC locates only 3 copies. £12.00 

17356 COTTIN, Marie. ELIZABETH; OR, THE EXILES OF SIBERIA. Translated from the French by W.R. Bowles. With historical, explanatory, and geographical notes. Second edition, London: printed from Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1815. 12mo, (140x92mm), xii,196p. +8p. publisher's adverts, engraved frontispiece. Contemporary (?publisher's original) quarter red roan banded and lettered in gilt, the headcap repaired and with new marbled paper sides and replaced endleaves of 19th century paper. Marie Cottin's last and most widely known tale first appeared in English in circa 1808 was translated into a number of European languages. This edition, although called the second on the title-page, is perhaps the second of this translation as the work had already seen a second edition in 1808 (Osborne catalogue 1/242). £35.00 

16491 COWPER, William. THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN: Showing how he went farther than he intended, and came safe home again. London: Charles Tilt, 1828. 16mo, (135x110mm), 29p. +4p publisher's adverts. Six wood engravings after George Cruikshank. A rather used copy, brown, albeit lightly, throughout and with some marginal handling tears. Original printed wrappers, faded and rubbed and oversewn at the spine. (Russell Bibliography of William Cowper 206) Alas, an unprepossessing copy in the original binding, of the first edition of Cruikshank's well-known illustrations for this much-loved poem. £45.00 

17332 CRAMER-SCHAAP, D.A. DAS TEUFELCHEN UN DIE PRINZESSIN. Leipzig: A. Anton, [1925.] Sm.4to, (216x206mm), 40p. 4 tipped-in colour plates and 32 line illustrations by Rie Cramer. Original quater cloth, colour-prijted illustrated front cover, slightly rubbed at the edges. £10.00 

15743 CURWEN, Harold. PRINTING. First edition, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1948.

Oblong sm.4to, (184x221mm), 31p. colour and monochrome illustrations by Jack Brough. A good copy in original colour printed wrappers, (Rogerson, Noel Carrington and his Puffin Picture Books 70). Number 70 of Noel Carrington's Puffin Picture Books, printed at the Curwen Press. 'This book was very carefully designed and printed, showing due deference to the subject matter.' (Rogerson) £12.00 

1374 CUTT, M. Nancy. Mrs. SHERWOOD AND HER BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. A study. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974. 8vo (192x127mm), xii,157p. 17 illustrations and facsimile reproductions of The Little Woodman and his Dog Ceasar, and Soffrana and her Cat Muff. A very good copy in original boards, dustjacket. One of the volumes in the excellent OUP 'Juvenile Library' series. £5.00


(Art Nouveau influenced binding)

20277 D, A.E. VANITY AND VEXATION. By the author of 'The Colston Grange ghost'. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1899]. 8vo, (187x125mm), 158p. +[2],32p publisher's adverts. Illustrations by Ernest Prater. Original green cloth lettered and illustration in red and blue in a Art Nouveau influenced design, printed decorated endleaves. Ms prize inscription from Kirkland (Kendal, Westmorland) Sunday School, dated 1899. The illustrator's main claim to fame is perhaps that he also acted as a special artist for Black and White at the Sino-Japanese War of 1894. £15.00


(Esperanto text)

21460 DICKENS, Charles. LA VIVO DE NIA SINJORO JESUO. Verkita de... speciale por siaj infanoj. Tradukita de Montagu C. Butler. First edition thus, London: Esperanto Publishing Co., 1934. Sm.4to, (240x175mm), 118p. +1p. publisher's adverts, frontispiece portrait & 9 full-page illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt lettered, fore-edge of the covers damp-stained, dustjacket worn. £40.00 

16503 [DUGANNE, A.J.H.] COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. With a biography of distinguished persons from the earliest period to the present time.... On the basis of Historical and miscellaneous questions by Richmal Mangnall. Adapted to the use of American schools and the general reader, Stereotype edition, [Preceded by Recommendations of the comprehensive summary.] [Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Mogridge, 1849.] 8vo, (184x117mm), 14, 332p. some spotting. Original quarter roan, rib-grain cloth sides, backstrip faded and with some loss of leather from the head and tail. A later issue with a cancel imprint slip overlaying the original imprint (as quoted above) and reading: Philadelphia: E.S. Jones & co.,... 1851. £35.00 

16504 [DUGANNE, A.J.H.] COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. With a biography of distinguished persons from the earliest period to the present time.... On the basis of Historical and miscellaneous questions by Richmal Mangnall. Adapted to the use of American schools and the general reader, Stereotype edition, [Preceded by Recommendations of the comprehensive summary.] Philadelphia: E.S. Jones & Co., 1851. 8vo, (184x117mm), 14, 332p. some spotting. Original quarter roan, rib-grain cloth sides, backstrip faded and with some loss of leather from the head and tail. Jones appears to have obtained the sheets of the Mogridge edition of 1849 which he issued, in 1851, with his imprint on a cancel slip laid down on the title over the original imprint. This edition appears to be from the same stereotype plates as the 1849 edition, with a re-set title. It is not, however, a genuine cancel as it is conjugate with another leaf. £35.00 

19359 EARLY DAYS. EARLY DAYS: OR THE WESLEYAN SCHOLARS GUIDE for the year 1853. Vol. VIII. London: John Mason, 1853. 12mo, (126x85mm), 384p. Engraved title-page soiled and stained. wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary roan, worn and the front cover detached. Carrying a later inscription on the front pastedown endleaf: 'Lizzie Hellam 1913' and in another hand: 'Sailed from England on the Lusitania Dec 13 married on Dec 23rd in the year 1913 in St Marks Cathedral Salt Lake City, Utah. Died June 8th 1935.' A single volume of a long-running Methodist childrens periodical that continued appearing until 1916 when it continued as The Kiddies' Magazine until 1927; finally appearing as The Tip-Top Annual in 1928. £20.00 

19868 ELLIOTT, Marie (Mary Belson Elliot) LES ANIMAUX MUETS, ou cruauté punie. Traduit de l'Anglais par A.F. Ed. Lépée. Londres [London]: William Darton, [1825?] 12mo, (140x88mm), 36p. engraved frontispiece with a small amount of colour added by a juvenile hand with some slight offset onto the facing title. Disbound. A translation into French of Elliott's Dumb Animals, this appears to be a variant to Darton, H396 which calls for a folding engraved frontispiece. £40.00


(Lymington printing)

16532 ENFIELD, William. THE SPEAKER: OR, MISCELLANEOUS PIECES, selected from the best English writers, and disposed under proper heads, with a view to facilitate the improvement of youth in reading and speaking. To which is prefixed, an essay on elocution. [Lymington printed] London: Published for the booksellers: and printed and sold by R. Galpine, Lymington. 1821. 12mo, (182x105mm), xxi,[1],396p. wood engraved frontispiece. Contemporary (?original) marbled sheep, a little rubbed head and tail of the backstrip, the joints, again at the head and tail, neatly strengthened with Japanese paper stained to match. An extremely rare provincial printing of Enfield's long-running favourite, Copac records only the British Library copy of this edition. It is also an early example of printing from this Hampshire town; Estc records a 4 page pamphlet subjectively dated to [1795?] and seven books of varying sizes that appeared from the town before the end of the eighteenth century. Thereafter we can locate only one other book printed in Lymington before the appearance of that which we offer. Enfield's work was first published in 1774 and around sixty editions were to appear before 1860. It 'was probably the most widely used of all school anthologies. Forty-two years after its publication the Edgeworths could say, rather loftily, "we are informed that this is an established school-book, and we see in private families that it is in everybody's hands." ' (Michael The teaching of English). This present edition, which does include the author's Essay on elocution, does not contain his essay: On reading works of taste, which seems to have fallen out of favour in editions after about 1799. £95.00 

5416 ENGEN, Rodney RANDOLPH CALDECOTT LORD OF THE NURSERY. London: Oresko Books, 1976. 4to, (290x215mm), 104p. 9 colour and 103 monochrome illustrations. A good copy in original paperback. £5.00 

20361 ENGEN, Rodney RANDOLPH CALDECOTT LORD OF THE NURSERY. London: Oresko Books, 1976. 4to, (290x215mm), 104p. 9 colour and 103 monochrome illustrations. A good copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket worn. £8.00 

2962 ENGEN, Rodney. RANDOLPH CALDECOTT LORD OF THE NURSERY. Second Impression. London: Bloomsbury, 1988. 4to, (295x220mm), 104p. 9 colour and 103 monochrome illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket frayed. £2.50 

12943 EWING, Juliana Horatia. JACKANAPES. Two hundred and twenty eight thousand, London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1900?] Sm.4to (210x150mm), 47p. decorated title & line illustrations by Randolph Caldecott, edges lightly spotted. Original quarter cloth. £10.00 

16565 FENNING, Daniel. THE YOUNG MAN'S BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE: being a proper supplement to the young man's companion... The fifth edition... the geographical, geometrical, and astronomical parts by Mr. Moon,... the musical part by Dr. Arnold. and the other parts revised and corrected... [by] J. Malham. London: Printed for S. Crowder... and B.C. Collins in Salisbury, 1793. 12mo, (180x110mm), xvi,432p. 6 engraved plates (4 folding) some marginal wear, without loss from the image, of the final music plate, together with a number of woodcuts & engravings in the text. Contemporary (?original) sheep, rubbed and lacking a small piece of leather from the front cover, joints split and the rear cover almost detached. Rare, Estc locates only two copies of this edition, neither in the British Isles; indeed of the six editions printed between [1764] and 1794 only 24 copies are recorded of what was obviously a popular contemporary children's encyclopaedia. Although there is no imprint to support our opinion, we cannot but wonder if this book was printed in Salisbury. Furthermore, there is an interesting example of contemporary bookselling practice on the title: the book's price is printed as 'three shillings and six-pence bound', this has been neatly excised in ink and the numeral 4 added above. £225.00 

14492 FIELDING, Sarah. THE GOVERNESS OR, LITTLE FEMALE ACADEMY. A facsimile reproduction of the first edition of 1749, with an introduction and bibliography by Jill E. Grey. London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Cr.8vo, (190x125mm), viii,375p. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £20.00


(Newcastle printing)

13517 [FISHER, Anne.] THE PLEASING INSTRUCTOR OR ENTERTAINING MORALIST; consisting of select essays, relations, visions and allegories collected from the most eminent English authors, to which are prefixed new thoughts on education. A New Edition, [Newcastle Printed:] London: published as the Act directs... by G.G. & J. Robinson,... and S. Hodgson in Newcastle. 1801. 12mo, (170x105mm), xii,255p. frontispiece engraved vignette title & 5 engraved plates, with an engraved tailpiece at the and of the introduction, some browning. Contemporary black sheep front joint repaired. Printed in Newcastle by Sarah Hodgson, daughter of the printer of earlier editions of this title. Cumbrian-born Anne Fisher was the wife of the influential Newcastle printer and bookseller Thomas Slack and it would not be unfair to say that the immense popularity and widespread sale of her books contributed in no small measure to the reputation her husband enjoyed. Her Pleasing Instructor went through numerous editions (though is today a somewat less than common book) and was issued with many London and provincial imprints. Such was its success that it attracted a number of rivals, imitations and piracies. A note in the `sixth' edition of 1785 (then under the imprint of Slack's son-in-law Solomon Hodgson, husband to Sarah Hodgson) warned the reader to beware of a 'wretched piracy of this book,' a warning still being repeated in this edition. Despite its Newcastle – London imprint this is almost a Cumbrian book having, as it does, a remarkable series of connections with that county: The author was born in Cumberland, the printer was the widow of Solomon Hodgson, also born in Cumberland, and the founder of the London publishers, George Robinson, was also a Cumbrian by birth. £60.00 

9544 FLEET, Anne. CHILDREN'S LIBRARIES. London: Andre Deutsch, 1972. 8vo, (211x135mm), 160p. A good copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket design by Ben Zeiner. £3.00 

20668 FLETCHER, J.S. THE WONDERFUL CITY. First edition? London: T.Nelson and Sons, 1894. 8vo, (185x125mm), 185p. +6p. publisher's adverts. Added vignette title and frontispiece by A. Rhind. Original blue calico-grain cloth, illustrated cover and backstrip blind blocked and printed in gilt and black, joints and corner tips slightly rubbed, repeated-pattern decorated endleaves; chromolithograph prize label dated 1897, on the front free endleaf and the bookseller's ticket of John Whitehead of Appleby on the rear pastedown. A boys' lost race adventure novel set in the American southwest, described by Bleiler (Science-Fiction: the early years) as 'A geographically ignorant, weak imitation of H. Rider Haggard, stilted language and all, to which have been added dime-novel elements.' £40.00


(Derby printing)

16409 GESSNER, Mr. [Mary COLLYER] THE DEATH OF ABEL; IN FIVE BOOKS. Attempted from the German of Mr Gessner. Stereotype edition. Derby: Stereotyped for, and printed and sold by Henry Mozley, [1815?] 12mo, (173x104mm), [4],148p. occasional slight spotting, wood-engraved frontispiece and added vignette title. Contemporary marbled sheep, marbled edges, joints and edges slightly rubbed and a small piece of leather missing from the rear joint. A rare edition of a long-running popular title, Copac records no copies of this Derby edition, however several Gainsborough editions by members of the Mozley family are recorded. Although the title imprint implies that Mozley printed this edition from stereotype plates a printer's imprint at the end of the text records that this book was 'Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson,,,' in London. £65.00 

15969 GILCRAFT. GILCRAFT GLEANINGS. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1933. 8vo, (185x123mm), 126p. +1p. adverts. Original illustrated wrappers, backstrip very worn. The first edition of a manual of training, badge work, camping, patrol competitions and programmes for Boy Scouts. £5.00 

8122 GREGORY, Grandfather (Pseud). IN THE BRAVE DAYS OF OLD: or, The Story of the Spanish Armada, in the Year of Grace 1588. For Boys and Girls. Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, 1886. Cr.8vo, 100p. engraved frontispiece after Henry Haswelle. Original green cloth lettered and blocked in gilt and black. £6.00 

18374 GULLEN, F. Doreen. TRADITIONAL NUMBER RHYMES AND GAMES. London: University of London Press, 1950. 8vo, (217x150mm), x,144p. +2p publisher’s adverts. Modern quarter cloth, decorated paper sides. A marked up proof copy with a number of pencilled corrections and additions. Printed in Alva by Robert Cunningham for the Scottish Council for Research in Education, this collection of 425 counting and numbering rhymes includes examples of counting rhymes and games arranged under various subjects: finger and toe, tallies, counting-out, fruit stones, ball bouncing, time, festivals, and numbers. £25.00 

2484 HAINING. Peter. MOVABLE BOOKS AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Pages & pictures of folding, revolving, dissolving, mechanical, scenic, panoramic, dimensional, changing, pop-up and other novelty books from the collection of David and Briar Philips. London: New English Library, 1979. Oblong large 4to, (295x310mm.), 141p. 169 coloured & 22 monochrome illustrations. Original hardback boards, corner slightly rubbed and the head of the backstrip slightly crushed, dustjacket. A well-illustrated book on a fascinating aspect of book production. £40.00 

6662 HAMMERTON, John (Introduction.) CAREERS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. A Practical Guide to the Choice of Trade or Profession. With an Introduction. London: Waverley, [1936>.] Roy.8vo, 111p. 24 portraits, some finger-soiling throughout. Original cloth, dulled, the spine slightly faded and the joints and edges rubbed. £2.50 

13623 HENNE, Frances E. THE LIBRARY WORLD AND THE PUBLISHING OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Third of the R.R. Bowker memorial lectures. New series. Ney York; R.R. Bowker, 1976. 8vo, (204x136mm), 30p. A fine copy in original wrappers. £3.00 

16406 HILL, G. STORIES ON THE COMMANDMENTS. The first table: "My duty towards God." London: Joseph Masters, 1869. 12mo, (142x92mm), 60p. 5 wood-engraved plates (1 duplicated as the frontispiece). Original green calico-grain cloth, ornately blind-blocked, and lettered in gilt, lightly spotted. Four improving stories for children on religious themes: The needle-case; or, forgetting God. The idolater; or, the love of money. The christening; or, taking the name of Christ. A Sunday at Deepwell; or, the due observance of the Lord's Day. £18.00 

18390 HOFLAND, Mrs [Barbara]. ADELAIDE; OR, THE INTREPID DAUGHTER: A tale, including historical anecdotes of Henry the Great and the massacre of St. Bartholomew. Boston: Munroe and Francis, [1824?] 12mo, (142x94mm), 192p. engraved frontispiece; browned and stained throughout. Contemporary calico, faded. £12.00


(Woking printing)

17832 HOFLAND, Mrs [Barbara]. THE YOUNG CADET. New edition, London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., [1855.] 12mo, (165x102mm), xii,166p. Engraved frontispiece and title-page, some spotting. Original blue diagonal wave-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, joints and edges rubbed, modern bookplate Printed in Woking by J. Billing, The Young Cadet is couched in the form of a journal which provides a vehicle for Hofland to describe Indian manners, places, habits, beliefs, and so on and in so doing to justify the British presence there. There is no story as such, but there are many enlivening, exciting episodes. Overall, the book is a successful attempt to add a measure of enjoyment to the traditional geographical and historical text-book. In this edition, which is unlocated on Copac, a new address to the reader, dated 1836, notes that the account the Burmese war has been omitted as althought topical at the time of its original publication in 1827, interest had declined. Hofland also confesses to have borrowed heavily from Emma Roberts' Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan. £40.00


(Otley printing)

20646 HOLDSWORTH, J. THE BASKET OF FLOWERS; or, the triumph of innocence and piety. A tale for youth, adapted and translated from the French. Thirty-second thousand, London: Webb, Millington, and Co., [1850?] 12mo, (122x80mm), [6],166p. wood-engraved frontispiece by a Leeds engraver (his name too indistinct to read), several wood-engraved tail-pieces, some slight soiling. Original dark purple bead-grain cloth sprinkled in red, backstrip lettered and blocked in gilt with a gilt floral ornament blocked in gilt within a blind-blocked frame on the upper cover, repeated with a different motif in blind on the rear cover; some slight damage to the cloth surface on the front cover. Early owner's signature of Agnes Gillespy with several annotations on the endleaves. Printed in Otley by Webb and Millington. COPAC locates only thee copies of this title from this printer/publisher; none of this edition. £50.00 

12586 HURLIMANN, Bettina. SEVEN HOUSES. My life with books. London: Bodley Head, 1975. 8vo (222x143mm), 200p. 22 plates. A good copy in original hardback boards. The autobiography of the editor, publisher and leading authority on children's book illustration. £10.00 

15552 HURLIMANN, Bettina. THREE CENTURIES OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN EUROPE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967. Roy.8vo (247x165mm), xviii,297p. 4 colour & 14 monochrome plates, 52 text illustrations. An ex-library copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £8.00 

14808 HUTCHINS, Michael (Editor). YOURS PICTORIALLY. ILLUSTRATED LETTERS OF RANDOLPH CALDECOTT. London: Frederick Warne, 1976. 8vo, (238x160mm), viii,284p. 2 colour & 6 monochrome plates, with 164 text illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £15.00 

15928 JAG ANNUAL 1970. London: IPC Magazines, 1969. 4to, (273x193mm), 159p. profusely illustrated in colour & monochrome. Original illustrated hardback, slightly soiled. £3.00 

17883 JAMES, Philip. CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF YESTERDAY. London: The Studio, 1933. 4to, (287x205mm), 128p. 8 colour & 144 monochrome illustrations. An ex-library copy in original cloth, covers slightly dulled. One of the excellent special numbers on various aspects of the arts of the book issued by the Studio magazine, in this instance based on the exhibition of illustration books for children held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1932. £25.00 

16716 JAMIESON, Frances. ASHFORD RECTORY; or, the spoiled child reformed. Containing a short introduction to the sciences of architecture and heraldry; with a particular account of the Grecian and Roman games etc, etc. Third edition, corrected and enlarged. London: printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker... and N. Hailes, 1820. 12mo, (174x105mm), iv,216p. engraved frontispiece and 2 other engraved plates (1 of the Tuscan order of architecture) with 23 wood-engravings in the text displaying forms of heraldic shields, lightly browned. An ex-library, marred only by a small rubber-stamp on the title verso, in contemporary quarter roan, marbled paper sides, joints and edges rubbed and the front cover detached. A rare edition, Copac recording only four copies of this edition in UK libraries. Of this text the London Literary Gazette wrote in 1818 that 'Here the noblest and purest passions of the young may be inflamed, their understanding enlightened, their errors corrected, and their heart made better by lessons of virtue.' The chapters include accounts of Peter the Great, St Peter's and other Roman buildings, several churches in Italy, and earthquakes in Sparta, Naples, Sicily and Lima. £45.00 

7855 JONES, C.A. LITTLE JEANNETON'S WORK; A Chronicle of Breton Life. London: Wells Gardner, Darton, 1896. 8vo, viii+248p. 10 full-page & 40 text vignettes by Hildibrand, some occasional spotting. Original grey calico-grain cloth, printed in colours, rubbed and a little soiled. £6.00


(Newbery imprint)

12835 KENDALL, Edward Augustus, THE CRESTED WREN. London: printed for E. Newbery, 1799. 12mo is 6s, (136x90mm), vi,152p. with the half-title. Full-page engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved title vignette ('most probably by T[homas] Bewick'), and a number of small wood-engraved tailpiece vignettes. Very slightly soiled throughout and a small tear in H3 (with a light tape stain on the verso of the leaf from an earlier attempt at repair. Original quarter green vellum, paper back-label (partly lacking and very browned), marbled paper sides, very degraded at the edges but repaired (competently) and re-coloured (badly!) (Roscoe John Newbery and his successors J205) Wanting the 4 pages of adverts called for is Roscoe, however given that this copy is in the original publisher's binding (in a style frequently used on Newbery imprints of the period) there is no evidence that these were ever present. For a discussion of Newbery's 'vellum manner' binding see Stuart Bennett's Trade bookbinding in the British Isles 1660-1800, and particularly illustration 3.45, where a similar binding to that on this copy though with a different patterned marbled paper. £75.00 

12166 [KENDALL, Edward Augustus.] KEEPER'S TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF HIS MASTER. Fourteenth edition. Enlarged by the author. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1826. 12mo, (170x106mm), iv,374p. some occasional slight spotting. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, red leather lettering piece, a small piece of leather missing from the head of the backstrip, repaired and replaced with stained Japanese tissue, and edges of the boards rubbed. Binder's ticket of C[lement]. Chapple (fl <1785-1835), 'at his circulating library,' Pall Mall. Copac locates on the British Library & National Library of Scotland copies of this work that is described in the Osborne catalogues as 'the only serious rival to Mrs Trimmer's Fabulous histories. This piece of moral theology for children, about a dog of great resource and character, was first published by Newbery in 1798 and, under a variety of imprints, remained in print until the late 1870s. £25.00 

6609 KENDALL, Guy. CHARLES KINGLSEY AND HIS IDEAS. London: Hutchinson, [1946.] 8vo, 190p. 9 plates, outer margins lightly browned. Original cloth, soiled, dustjacket frayed. Lengthy presentation inscription from the author to Desmond MacCarthy on the front free endleaf. £2.50 

16302 [KILNER, Elizabeth] A PUZZLE FOR A CURIOUS GIRL. Fifth edition, London: printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818. 12mo, (138x88mm), [2],124p. 12 engravings, some very occasional minor spotting. Original quarter green roan, marbled paper sides, gilt lettered on the backstrip, the joints and edges worn and a small piece of leather missing from the head of the backstrip, late 19th century gift inscription on the front free endleaf. (Moon Benjamin Tabart's juvenile library 91.6) Printed by T.C. Hansard, the Parliamentary printer. A successful story-book with passed through the hands of several publishers after Benjamin Tabart issued his 'last' [ie third] edition in 1803. The identity of the anonymous author was unknown until 1988 when it was identified through a group of books that belonged to descendents of the Kilner family. This work is the first title known to be by Elizabeth Kilner and, as Moon notes, 'it showed that she had inherited the story-telling skills of the earlier generation of her family.' £75.00 

7788 KINGSTON, W.H.G. IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. London: Thomas Nelson, [1906]. 8vo, 254p. +6p. publisher's adverts, 8 colour-printed full-page plates. some soiling and the stitching shaken. Original green cloth, gilt lettered with a floral design (on a boy's adventure story!) printed in black, backstrip gilt, joints and edges rubbed. Prize label (name obliterated) on the front free pastedown, and the bookseller's ticket of Whitehead of Appleby on the rear pastedown. A variant binding to that described at Shercliff Morality to Adventure 2218. £5.00 

7790 KINGSTON, W.H.G. THE THREE MIDSHIPMEN. London: Cassell, [1910.] 8vo, 399+1p. colour-printed frontispiece by Charles Dixon and 3 monochrome full-page plates by Tom Day, some browning of the text leaves. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt within an ornamental frame, a duplicate of the frontispiece laid down on the front cover, joints and edges slightly rubbed. Prize label of Eccles Wesleyan Sunday School, dated 1911, laid down on the front pastedown. £5.00 

17013 [KNOX, Vicesimus.] ELEGANT EPISTLES: BEING A COPIOUS COLLECTION OF FAMILIAR AND AMUSING LETTERS, selected for the improvement of young persons, and for general entertainment. From Cicero, Pliny... Locke, Shaftesbury, Pope, Swift... Hoadly, Chesterfield, and many others. With an appendix, containing letters from Sevigny, Blazac, Maintenon, &c. New edition, improved and enlarged. London: printed for T. Longman [and 23 other named London booksellers], 1794. 8vo, (234x144mm), xii,[12],873p +1p adverts of other work's by the same author, engraved frontispiece, occasional light spotting. Contemporary marbled calf, the outer area of the covers and backstrip acid marbled, with a central panel of tree marbling; backstrip and corner tips rubbed and a neat repair to the tail of the front joint, marbled endleaves. Knox's motivation for his series of collections of elegant extracts was the education and improvement of a youthful and middling readership: 'the man of a liberal profession,,, [and] the mercantile classes.' While not ignoring the classical writers, one of Knox's principle aims was to identify and introduce into the canon those elements of modern literature he believed of particular benefit for 'the commerce of ordinary life'. His focus also resulted in a noticeably generous coverage of eighteenth-century women writers, including Elizabeth Montague, Anna Seward, and the ladies Wortley Montagu, Luxburgh and Bradshaigh, as well as a number of letters between Doctor Johnson and Mrs Thrale. Appreciative of established talents and alert, here and in other works, to the potential of female students, Knox combined the promotion of modern women's writing with an ongoing campaign against sources of false learning. (DNB) £85.00


(Manchester printing)

12804 LADY, A. NOTES ON ENGLISH HISTORY. Manchester: John Heywood, [c.1870]. 16mo, (165x104mm), 29p. +3p publisher's adverts. Some slight soiling and some fragmentary loss from the head of the title page. Original printed wrappers, spotted and with some loss from the front cover. Preserved in a custom made binders' cloth envelope chemise. A rare little guide to the main points in English history that concludes with the Second Reform Bill of 1869. The section on wars (both internal and external) gives the cause and results and suggests that the 'Lady' was decidedly in the Parliamentary camp over the English Civil Wars. £30.00 

11687 LA FONTAINE. FABLES FROM LA FONTAINE, in English verse [by John Matthews]. London: John Murray, 1820. 8vo (228x135mm), (3-)vii,[4],370p. slightly soiled, the title a tad more heavily so. Later 19th century half calf, cloth sides. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context307) Bulmer's imprint on the versos of the title and final text leaf, with parallel texts in French and English on facing pages. £35.00 

18171 [LANCELOT, Claude & Pierre NICOLE.] EPIGRAMMATUM DELECTUS EXOMNIBUS TUM VETERIBUS, tum recentioribus poetis accurate decerptus, &c. Cum differtatione, de vera pulchritude & edumbrata, in qua ex certis principiis, rejectionis ac selectionis epigrammatum causae reduntur. Adjectae sunt elegantes sententiae ex antiquis poetis parce sed severiori judicio selectae. First English edition, Londini: impensis Mosis Pitt, 1683. 8vo, (144x93mm), [56]128, 229-537p (as is correct), page 278 misprinted as 178, the final blank present, faint(ish) stain largely confined to the the tail half of the leaf throughout and part of the front free end-leaf cut. Later (?18thcentury) Panelled calf, joints and backstrip repaired. Previous owner's signature: 'E Libris J Crutchley e Coll. Reg. Oxon.' on the front pastedown endleaf and the later bookplate of St Mary's College, Oscott, Birmingham. The compilation of this collection of Latin epigrams is attributed to two prominent members of the Port-Royal school, it was adopted for use as a text book at Eton College and remained in use there until well into the eighteenth century. £150.00 

7868 LE FEUVRE, Amy. A LITTLE MAID. Fourth Impression, London: Religious Tract Society, [1910?] 8vo, [ii]+179p. +12p. publisher's adverts. 3 monochrome full-page illustrations by Sidney Cowell. Original blue calico-grain cloth, printed in colours, joints and edges slightly rubbed. Ms prize inscription, dated 1912, on the front free end-leaf. £5.00 

16283 MALAN, Cesar. NARRATIVES FOR THE YOUNG. [Containing: The well-spent penny; Good boys, or, examine yourselves; Lucy, or, I will not be naughty again papa; The image boys; The village school; The infidel convinced [by a child]; Idle Dick; The watch-maker; London: Religious Tract Society, [1827.] 12mo, (114x73mm), [6],32,32,16,16,48,32,48;48p. 61 wood-engravings (several full-page), Original cloth, restored and rebacked preserving the original backstrip, blind stamped with the spine lettered in gilt, binder's ticket of B. West. Presentation inscription dated 1859 on the front pastedown endleaf. A compilation volume containing several Malan titles originally printed as individual R.T.S. chapbooks, 6 of the titles present have separate titles pages and 2 have drop head titles. COPAC records only the British Library copy of this title. £45.00 

16979 MANGNALL, Richmal. HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS, FOR THE USE OF YOUNG PEOPLE. With a selection of British, and general biography, &c. Third edition, London: printed for Thomas Hurst... and John Hurst, Wakefield, 1803. 12mo, (146x90mm), [8],386p. several instances of ink annotation. REBIND DESCRIBE Richmal Mangnall (1769-1820) was a pupil and later mistress of Mrs Wilson's school at Crofton Hall near Wakefield, a flourishing school of over seventy pupils. The first edition was published anonymously in Stockport in 1798, and a second edition was also printed there in 1800 for Longmans who paid £100 for the copyright. This third edition was the first London printing and is recorded on Copac in only the Opie copy in the Bodleian, and one cannot help but wonder if the London and Wakefield booksellers present on the imprint were related. This edition was considerable enlarged by the author and contains a section on astronomy present here for the first time and not in the 1806 edition as claimed in DNB. An immensely influential contribution to female education, editions appeared almost annually until at least the 1880s. This copy shows evidence of a pupil's use as there are several instances of sections being annotated in ink 'Repeated' and on two occasions dated 1807. £50.00 

15387 MANGNALL, Richmal. HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS, for the use of young people; with a selection of British, and general biography, &c. &c. Thirteenth edition. Corrected and improved, London: Printed [by Thomas Bensley and Son] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and for John Hurst, Wakefield, 1817. 12mo, (172x103mm), [8],447p. +1p. adverts. Contemporary marbled sheep, backstrip banded in gilt and unlettered, joints and headcap repaired with Japanese paper coloured to match, but nonetheless a very acceptable copy of what is almost certainly the original binding designed for the use of schools. Bookplate, and also carrying the signature of a previous owner, Miss Clarke of Barton Hartshorn (Buckinghamshire) who is perhaps also responsible for the short verse: 'Being ask [sic] what love is' on the rear free endleaf. Richmal Mangnall (1769-1820) ran a very successful school at Crofton Hall near Wakefield (hence the presence of a Wakefield bookseller on the imprint). The earliest dated edition of this work (better known as Mangnall's Questions) appeared in Stockport in 1798, the earliest London edition appearing in 1803. COPAC records only 23 surviving copies from the first 13 editions of a book that, by 1881, had run through umpteen editions, it is therefore hardly surprising that it was perhaps the most prominent publication in girls' education of the 19th century. £50.00


(Guildford printing)

16402 MARKHAM. Mrs. [pseud. i.e.: Elizabeth PENROSE.] HISTORY OF ENGLAND, from the first invasion by the Romans to the end of the reign of george the Third: with conversations at the end of each chapter. For the use of young persons. A new edition edited and continued to the present time by Mary Howitt. [Guildford printed] London: T.J. Allman, 1878. 8vo, (190x118mm), vi,568p. frontispiece and several line illustrations in the text, one gathering partly loose. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, a very small tear in the cloth at the head edge of the front cover. Printed in Guildford by Billing and Sons. £25.00 

18445 MARMONTEL, Jean-Francois. MARMONTEL'S TALES, selected and abridged for the instruction and amusement of youth by Mrs Pilkington. London: Vernon and Hood, 1799. 12mo, (172x104mm), viii,208p. copper-engraved frontispiece by Rivers, with 26 wood-engravings in the text by Charlton Nesbitt and John Anderson, lightly browned throughout and with a small stain confined to the tail-corner of most leaves. Modern quarter linen, pastepaper boards by Victoria Hall in an Herrnhuter style. Rare, Estc locates only nine copies of this book and notes that 'the engravings are by J[ohn] or T[homas] Bewick.' Hugo (Bewick collector,136) states categorically that 'There cannot be a doubt that several of the cuts were by Thomas Bewick.' However, Nigel Tattersfield in his study of John Bewick notes that John Anderson, a one-time apprentice of Thomas Bewick, was 'Vernor and Hood's usual artist', and informs us that there is no record of this work in the Bewick day-books, we are further grateful to him for his advice that Nesbitt and Anderson were responsible for the decidedly Bewickesque wood engravings. £250.00 

11989 MAUNDER, Samuel. THE TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE AND LIBRARY OF REFERENCE. New edition revised throughout by B.B. Woodward assisted by John Morris and W. Hughes. London: Longmans, Green, 1873. 8vo, (162x103mm), [8],899,[1]p. +4p. publisher's adverts, lithographic frontispiece adapted from Bacon's monument. Internally a clean and crisp copy, in contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides and endleaves, joints and edges rubbed, marbled edges to match the cover paper, bookplate of J.H Kearsley and the signature of A J Kearsley, dated 1874, on the front flyleaf. NSTC II records only the British Library copy of this edition. £15.00 

18727 McKAY, Herbert. TOYS AND INVENTIONS. Second impression, London: Oxford University Press, 1946. Cr.8vo, (192x128mm), 176p. numerous line illustrations. Original printed cloth, dustjacket, prize bookplate. £3.00 

6610 MICHAELIS-JENA, Ruth. THE BROTHERS GRIMM. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. 8vo, xvi+212p. 24 plates & 40 text illustrations. Original cloth, edges very slightly faded, dustjacket soiled. £2.50


(Early lithography)

17037 MILLER, Ebenezer. SCRIPTURE HISTORY. WITH THE LIVES OF THE MOST CELEBRATED APOSTLES. Designed for the improvement of youth. New edition, 3 volumes in 1. London: T. Kelly, 1822 8vo, (132x107mm), iv,128,128,146,[10]p. added lithographed illustrated title, a very large folding lithographed frontispiece by J. Birker, and 199 plates (mostly engravings but including several lithographs), some slight spotting and the first few plates shaved in the tail margin with slight loss from the caption. Contemporary marbled calf, marbled edges, edges of the covers and head and tail of the backstrip rubbed, joints repaired. (Osborne collection of early children's books I.153) An issue with the three volumes gathered together into a single entity, COPAC records another instance thus. An early example of the use of lithography to illustrate a childrens book, the signature of J. Baker appears on several of the plates including the frontispiece which also carries the statement 'drawn on stone'; and the imprint of Robson & Brooks as printers, the letterpress text of the book was printed by William Clowes. The lithographers are noted in Todd's Dictionary of printers as trading from 1817, initially as William Robson, and then continuing though several partnerships until 1864. Todd, Twyman (Dictionary of Lithographic Printers) and Brown (London publishers and printers) all note the partnership of Robson and Brooks as operating in 1823-4, this example of their work therefore not only extends the partnership's working dates to a year earlier, but also represents what is presumably an early example of their work. £60.00 

2343 MILNE, Christopher. THE ENCHANTED PLACES. Newton Abbot: Readers Union, 1975. 8vo, (220x138mm), [6],169p. 13 illustrations. A good copy in original boards, dustjacket. The life of the real Christopher Robin and therefore about the background to Pooh and his friends showing how the real and fictional worlds corresponded to each other. £10.00 

16211 MOON, Marjorie. THE CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF MARY (BELSON) ELLIOTT blending Christian principles with cheerful cultivation. A bibliography. Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1987. 8vo, (220x142mm), xxx,142p. 25 illustrations. An excellent copy in original hardback, dustjacket. An extensive bibliography of the writings of this prolific and highly popular early nineteenth-century writer for younger children, many published by Darton. £15.00


(Hereford binding)

13590 MORE, Hannah. SACRED DRAMAS: chiefly intended for young persons. The subjects taken from the Bible. To which is added, sensibility; and epistle. Twenty-second edition, London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, [by John M'Creery], 1820. 16mo in 8s, (119x72mm), 200p. engraved title vignette & frontispiece portrait; some occasional faint spotting. Contemporary full dark tan calf by W.H. & J. Parker of Hereford, the front and rear boards tooled to a basket weave pattern within a black ornamental roll framed by two thin gilt lines, the backstrip in five compartments with flat bands, dark red lettering piece (partly degraded), the spine compartments tooled in blind, the bands in gilt, plain light purple endleaves and marbled edges. The leather split along the front joint but holding. Contemporary gift inscription on the first fly leaf fractionally shaved at the fore-edge, later bookplate. A nice, and imaginative, provincial binding with the ticket of William Henry II and John Parker, who traded in Hereford as W.H. & J. Parker between 1816 and 1828. £65.00 

10033 MORE, Hannah. SACRED DRAMAS; chiefly intended for young persons. The subjects taken from the Bible. With a memoir of the author. New edition, Edinburgh: published by Oliver & Boyd; and sold by Law and Whittaker, London; Johnston and Deas, Dublin; and W. Turnbull, Glasgow. [1818 or earlier] 12mo, (128x65mm); 160p. engraved frontispiece and vignette title, both engraved by James Mitchell after Henry Corbould, some spotting mainly of the last few leaves. Modern paste paper covered boards. Printed in Edinburgh by Oliver and Boyd. £35.00 

17127 MORE, Hannah, & others. STORIES FOR THE YOUNG; or, Cheap Repository Tracts: entertaining, moral, and religious. Volume 8. New revised edition, New York: American Tract Society, [1840?] Cr.8vo, (156x100mm), 192p. 3 plates, internally slightly soiled and with a large piece torn from 1 leaf. Original blind-blocked cloth, worn and faded. Containing: The history of Charles Jones the footman, The good mother's legacy, The old man, The history of Diligent Dick, The black prince, The troubles of life, Tis all for the best, Patient Joe, The general resurrection, and The judgement-day. £15.00 

17166 MURRAY, Lindley. A COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PRACTICE. Designed for young persons of the Society of Friends. Printed and sold by Samuel Wood, 1817. 12mo, (178x117mmm), slightly browned throughout and the first a last few leaves soiled. Contemporary [?original] boards, worn. £60.00


(Canadian edition)

17967 MURRAY, Lindley. THE ENGLISH READER; or pieces in prose and poetry, selected from the best writers. Designed to assist young persons to read with propriety and effect; to improve their language and sentiments; and inculcate some of the most important principles of piety and virtue. With a few preliminary observations on the principles of good reading. Stanstead, L.C.: Walton and Gaylord, 1836. 12mo, (154x95mm), 244p only, lacking the last two or three leaves, slightly soiled and the outer margins slightly browned throughout and some creasing of the occasional page. A nice copy in contemporary sheep, rubbed, lacking both the front and rear free endleaves. Alas an imperfect copy of an immensely popular contemporary reading primer first published in York in 1799. Ian Michel (The teaching of English) notes that there were at least fifty-one English and over 350 American editions before 1850; that said, Canadian editions are much less often met with. £25.00 

13455 [NIERITZ, Carl Gustav.] GUTENBERG AND THE LOST CHILD. A narrative of successful perseverance. Third thousand, London: James Blackwood, [1860?] 12mo, (147x92mm), 167,[1]p. +10p. publisher's adverts (numbered 4-12) listing the publisher's library of excellent literature, book suitable for presents, books for children, &c. Colour-printed wood-engraved frontispiece and 1 monochrome plate, a little browned throughout. Recased in original sand-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind. £25.00


(Parallel text for the use of youth)

18169 NOLLET, Michel. ABREGE HISTORIQUE DE LA SAINTE BIBLE, depuis le commencement du monde jusques a l'etablissement de la religion Chretienne. Par demands et par reponses. En Francois et en Anglois pur l'usugae de la jeunesse. An historical compendium of the holy bible from the beginning of the world to the establishment of Christianity. By way of question and answer. In French and English for the use of youth. Londres: imprime par A. Millar, 1752. 12mo, (169x102mm), [2],iii-xvi,iii-xvi,[1],[2-]300,[2-]300p. a small tear in H8 without textual loss, O3 perhaps a cancel. Contemporary sprinkled calf, backstrip and edges rubbed and faded, lacking the front free endleaf. Rare, Etsc locating only five copies. A parallel text with English on the verso of each leaf and French on the facing recto and with the pagination duplicated. Leaf O3 is not included in the collation but the pagination and text are continuous and so presumably is either an example of compositorial error or perhaps a cancel. £165.00 

19247 OPIE, Iona And Peter (Editors). THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NURSERY RHYMES. Second, corrected, impression, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952. 8vo, (227x142mm), xxviii,468p. 24 plates. Original cloth, covers soiled. £3.00 

18434 [PERCIVAL, Thomas.] A FATHER'S INSTRUCTIONS TO HIS CHILDREN consisting of tales, fables, and reflections; designed to promote the love of virtue, a taste for knowledge, and an early acquaintance with the works of nature. Part the second. London: printed for J. Johnson, 1777. 8vo, xvi,221,[1]p + 2p publisher's adverts. Contemporary marbled calf, very worn, covers detached. Later owner's signature of Barbara Spooner at the head of the title. Percival published the first part of his treatise on the rearing children in 1775 and promptly achieved great popularity; a third and concluding part finally appeared in 1800. He is said to have been the first student enrolled at the newly established Warrington Academy, which was founded to give a collegiate education to dissenters. On the completion of his course at Warrington he proceeded to the University of Edinburgh where he formed lasting friendships with William Robertson, David Hume, and other distinguished men. In 1767 Percival moved to Manchester, where lived for the rest of his life becoming a central figure in the cultural circles of Enlightenment Manchester. £95.00 

17695 RAWLINGS, Gertrude Burford. THE STORY OF BOOKS. London: George Newnes, 1901. cr.8vo, (152x95mm), 171p. +1p author's advert. 17 plates. Original blue cloth, printed in black, dark blue and white, edges lightly rubbed. A volume in the 'Library of Useful Stories,' originally published at one shilling and part of the late 19th and early 20th century explosion of informative literature aimed at the contemporary growing mass readership which grew out of the combined efforts of the compulsory education act and move to produce cheaper books. £25.00 

18613 [READE, F.E.] KATE TEMPLE'S MATE. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. [c.1898.] 8vo, (187x125mm), [2],160p. +16p. publisher's adverts. 3 full-page illustrations by Stenley Berkeley. Original cloth decorated in silver and green, decorated paper endleaves. Ms prize inscription (dated 1898) to Margaret Carrick of Kirkland Sunday School, on the recto of the frontispiece. Described as in the 'White Lily Series' on the backstrip. £10.00 

18923 REED, Talbot Baines. PARKHURST SKETCHES AND OTHER STORIES including 'boys we have known,' and 'boys of English history.' Edited by G. Andrew Hutchison. London: Religious Tract Society, [1899]. 8vo, (186x127mm), 255p. illustrations. Original illustrated cloth, printed and illustrated in black, sepia and gold, covers very slightly discoloured; manuscript prize inscription, dated 1903, on the front free endleaf. Rattling good yarns of schooldays including 'my first football match' [rugby football - not wendyball], and accounts of good eggs and bounders, followed by biographies of stout chaps from history. £15.00 

18541 ROACH, J. (Publisher). ROACH'S BEAUTIFUL EXTRACTS OF PROSAIC WRITERS. Carefully selected for the young and rising generation. Containing pieces, moral and entertaining, classical and historical, orations, characters, narratives, dialogues, &c. &c. Volume 3 containing numbers 9-12 (contents as detailed below). London: J. Roach, 1796. 12mo, (153x97mm), 234,[6]p. 4 engraved vignette part-titles and 3 engraved plates by Barlow after Cruikshanks [sic]. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, very worn. Estc locates only a single UK copy of the four volumes of this work, together with a further 7 copies elsewhere in the world. Illustrated by Isaac Cruikshank (father of George & Robert), a close friend of the publisher, it contains: The history of Fair Rosamond, The disadvantages of a bad education (Johnson), The history of Jane Shore; The reward of virtue (Walsh), Emilia of the unforced repentance (Griffiths), The complaints of the five senses (Trifler), On the beauty and happiness of an open behaviour (Knox); The ramble of a benevolent man (Know), On enjoyments of early times (Goldsmith), The thunder storm a view of rural life and female adventures (Pratt), Benevolence and humanity (Blair); The history of Luisa and The triumph of constancy (Griffiths) and Story of a dead ass (Sterne). £50.00 

12760 ROSS, Victor & John MORTIMER. ENGLISH FASHIONS. First edition, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, [1947.] Oblong sm.4to, (181x222mm), 30p. colour & monochrome illustrations. A good copy in original illustrated wrappers, (Rogerson, Noel Carrington and his Puffin Picture Books76) Number 76 of Noel Carrington's Puffin Picture Books series, the plates were drawn direct onto the plate by the artists and printed at the Baynard Press. £30.00 

6791 RUTHERFORD, William G. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Plough-Boy, Statesman, Patriot. New and Revised Edition. London: National Sunday School Union, [1940?] 8vo, 156p. +4p. publisher's adverts. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket worn, Prize bookplate of the Salvation Army Young People's War carrying a ms. date of 1944. £2.50 

20114 RYDER, John. THE STUDY BOOK OF PRINTING. Third impression, London: Bodley Head, 1970. Sm4to, (202x170mm), 48p. two-colour illustrations from drawings by Heather Copley and Christopher Chamberlain. A good copy in original illustrated hardback boards, dustjacket, bookplate. John Ryder's charming introduction for young readers to the history and technique of printing, these days it is an uncommon book that retains both its charm and authority. £25.00 

14676 [SCHMID, Johann Christoph von] THE BASKET OF FLOWERS; or, Piety and Truth Triumphant. [Translated by G.T. Bedell]. London: Frederick Warne and Co, [1862]. 16mo, 128p. colour-printed lithograph frontispiece, some slight internal browning. Original green sand-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt & black, front free end-leaf restored with near-contemporary near-matching paper. An extremely popular pious tale which was certainly being published in English by 1853 (Milner in Halifax produced an edition in that year - and even that may be a reprint, although no we can locate no earlier English editions) and continued through various editions well into the first quarter of the 20th century. £15.00 

19589 SEARCHFIELD, Emily. AIM AT A SURE END. Ninth Thousand London: Cassell, 1891. 8vo, (188x125mm), 208p +16p publisher's adverts. 4 full-page illustrations by W.S. Stacey; a stapled binding with several sections loose. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and colours, joints lightly rubbed, printed prize label on the front pastedown endleaf. £15.00 

8092 [SEIGNOBOSC, Francoise] LA PLUS VIELLE HISTOIRE DU MONDE. Mise en Images par Françoise. Paris: Pour le Jardin des Mondes, [1930.] Oblong sm.4to, (213x250mm) [15] leaves including the covers, printed entirely on linen, the `leaves' folded down the fore-edge and the head and tail edges stabilized by cutting with pinking shears, both the text and images printed throughout by four-colour pochoir process, some slight staining of the tail margin. Original limp linen covers with a reinforced herringbone weave cloth backstrip, front and rear covers slightly soiled. Writing a review of the A.I.G.A. Children's Book Show of 1958 in the Horn Book Magazine of August 1958, Louis Bechtel noted that Françoise Seignobosc was `as excellent as ever for the nursery age, but one wishes for a more brilliant treatment of her colour.' That fault is not reflected in this book, for the artist's naive style of seeing things as children do, and drawing them as they would do if they had her technical accomplishments, are brilliantly captured in the primary coloured pochoir `pages' printed by Paul Dumas. £150.00


(Wellington printing)

18620 SELECT MAGAZINE THE SELECT MAGAZINE, FOR THE INSTRUCTION AND AMUSEMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS. For the year 1823. Volume IV. Wellington, Salop: printed by F. Houlston and Son, July-December, 1823. 12mo, (174x108mm), iv,384,[4]p.7 engraved plates, the montly parts bound together with a general title, preface and index. Disbound. An uncommon, and short-lived, 'improving' periodical for the young, which includes poetry, short stories, biblical commentaries and articles on astronomy, history, travel and philosophy, &c. £60.00 

8062 SENDAK, Maurice. CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE. A book of months. First English edition, London: Collins, 1962. 16mo. (85x62mm), 31p. decorated title and 14 full-page colour illustrations. Original light tan hardback boards, blocked in black, small bump in the backstrip, dustjacket frayed. £25.00 

3391 SHERCLIFF, W.H. FROM MORALITY TO ADVENTURE; Manchester Polytechnic's Collection of Children's Books 1840-1939 Manchester: Manchester Polytechnic Library, 1988. 4to, (300x215mm), [6],203p. 21 colour illustrations on 4 plates & 38 monochrome text illustrations. An excellent copy in original boards, dustjacket. 2649 items catalogued under broad subject areas with an excellent index, contains bibliographical details throughout and occasional notes on selected items. £2.50


(Wakefield printing)

18424 [SHERWOOD, Mary Martha.] THE LITTLE WOODMAN, and his dog Caesar; with other interesting stories. London & Wakefield: W. Nicholson & Sons, [1900?] 8vo, (168x133mm), 158p. +2p publisher's adverts, wood engraved frontispiece, title vignette and several text illustrations. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, joints slightly rubbed, bookplate removed from the front free endleaf; a gift inscription, from Myrtle Point, Oregon dated 1905, on the front free endleaf. 'To inculcate sound religious belief painlessly The little woodman, a tale for the very young of all classes, could hardly have been bettered and, outlasting for generations similar tracts, it remained in print into the twentieth century. Seldom has so much essential tract material been so sensationally presented for children.' (Nancy Cutt, Mrs. Sherwood and her books for children.) £25.00 

16263 [SHERWOOD, Mrs Mary] WASTE NOT WANT NOT. By the author of Little Henry and his bearer. London: Religious Tract Society, 1832. 12mo, (142x88mm), 72p. 28 wood-engravings. [Bound with] Anon. THE VETERAN SOLDIER; a narrative of the life and religious experience, of the late Serjeant Greenleigh. London: printed for the Religious Tract Society; and sold by J. Davis...; J. Nisbet... [1825.] 12mo, (142x88mm), 54p. frontispiece and 13 wood-engravings. Together 2 volumes in 1. Contemporary quarter Russia, marbled paper sides, corners and edges worn and a small piece of leather missing from the tail of the backstrip. Manuscript library provenance: Chapel Library Pangbourn 27 August 1834, on the front free endleaf with the accession number 64 at the head of the leaf and also blocked in gilt on the backstrip. Two rare RTS tracts; we can locate only the British Library copy of The veteran soldier and have been unable to locate another copy of the Mrs Sherwood title which is one that remained popular for a great many years and was 'among books put out by the Religious Tract Society in 1879 for servants' libraries.' (Cutt, Mrs Sherwood and her books for children, p130) £45.00 

19451 SOTHEBY (VAN VEEN COLLECTION) [AUCTION CATALOGUE] THE VAN VEEN COLLECTION OF CHILDRENS BOOKS AND JUVENILIA. Part 1 comprising English, French and German books; miniature books; cards and cars games; costume, flick and movong picture books; panoramas, peepshows, phantasmascopes and decorated papers. London: Sotehby's, February, 1984. Sm.4to, (245x180mm), [96]p. 342 lots, numerous illustrations, some coloured. A good copy in original printed wrappers. £15.00


(Uncorrected proof copy)

19456 SUTCLIFF, Rosemary. BONNIE DUNDEE. London: Bodley Head, 1983. 8vo, (210x136mm), 205p. Publisher's printed wrappers, slightly spotted and a little worn at the head of the backstrip. An uncorrected proof copy of a childrens novel - by arguably the doyen of mid-20th century childrens historical novelists - concerning John Graham Lord Claverhouse at the Jacobite Rebellion during the Glorious Revolution. £25.00 

18413 SWAN, Annie S. FOR LUCY'S SAKE. A homely story. Sixth edition, London: S.W Partridge, [1899.] 8vo, (175x120mm), 96p. +20p publisher's adverts, frontispiece, some occasional spotting. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt and illustrated in colours, very slightly soiled. Sunday School prize label, dated 1900, on the front free endleaf. £10.00 

17147 TAYLOR, Jane & Anne. POEMS FOR CHILDREN. New York: printed and sold by S. Wood & Sons, 1815. 12mo, (125x69mm), 44p. 18 wood-engravings, somewhat browned throughout, Original printed wrappers with a wood-engraving on the front cover and 2 on the rear, slightly soiled and a little worn, preserved in a modern binders' cloth covered envelope chemise. A rare and anonymous edition - presumably an unauthorised reprint if not an out-and-out piracy - of a selection from the works of the Taylor Sisters of Ongar; twenty poems are included together with a final untitled poem on 'the distress which the inhabitants of Guinea experience at the loss of their children' into slavery. £125.00 

6492 TOWNSEND, John Rowe. A SENSE OF STORY. Essays on contemporary writers for children. London: Longman, 1971. 8vo, 216p.Original boards, slightly faded, dustjacket frayed. £2.00 

19536 WARREN, Alister. PAPER. London: Frederick Muller, 1975. Sm.4to, (220x160mm), 56p. illustrations, including several from line-drawings by Malcolm Hatton. A good copy in original hardback, dustjacket. An account of paper making for juveniles. £10.00 

14493 WATTS, Isaac. DIVINE SONGS ATTEMPTED IN EASY LANGUAGE FOR THE USE OF CHILDREN. Facsimile reproduction of the first edition of 1715 and an illustrated edition of circa 1840, with an introduction and bibliography by J.H.P. Pafford. London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Cr.8vo, (178x105mm), xiv,338p. illustrated. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £18.00 

16057 [WEISSE, Christian Felix.] DER KINDERFREUND. Ein Wochenblatt. Nuenter, Zehnter, Eilster, Zwolster Theil [4 volumes in 1], Tübingen: Chr. Gottl. Frankl und Wilh. Heinz. Schramm, 1778-9. 8vo, (168x105mm), vi,154; vi,150; vi,152; vi,138p. wood-engraved title vignettes and occasional tailpieces. Contemporary half vellum, the backstrip extremely worn and partly lacking, polychrome paste paper sides, a quarter of the paper on the front cover lacking though complete on the rear. 'Among the activities involving translation and reception in children's literature at the end of the eighteenth century was the production of Christian Felix Weisse's Der Kinderfreund [The children's friend] (1776-82) modelled on the English weekly magazines of the period.' (Emer O'Sullivan Comparative children's literature). The binding shows use of an attractive contemporary German polychrome kleisterpapier binding, an autographic paste paper worked to a simplified version of the horizontal 'arched' patterns found on some Hernnhut papers although in this instance the decorative elements are more simplified and is more akin to the example illustrated in Quilici Carta decorate (plate 85). The basic pattern in brown is overlaid with small areas of added sponged colour in red and blue. £95.00 

16213 WHALLEY, Joyce Irene. COBWEBS TO CATCH FLIES. Illustrated books for the nursery and schoolroom 1700-1900. London: Elek, 1974. Sm.4to, (252x190mm), 163p. 155 illustrations (33 in colour). Original hardback, dustjacket a little frayed at the edges. £15.00 

17080 WHITTEMORE, W. Meynell. SUNSHINE FOR 1877-9. For the home, the school, and the world. 3 volumes in 1, London: William Poole, 1877-9 Sm.4to, (207x150mm), [4],188; [4],188; [4],188p. engraved vignette at the head of each monthly part and several other engravings in the text, some slight spotting, 2 leaves frayed at the foredge. Contemporary quarter russia, marbled paper sides, front joint split at the head and edges rubbed. A long-running 'improving' periodical that commenced in 1862 and continued until 1921. £30.00 

21135 WOODCOCK, John. BINDING YOUR OWN BOOKS. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, [1956.] Oblong sm.4to, (180x222mm), 26p. colour & monochrome illustrations. Original illustrated wrappers, a little faded and soiled. (Rogerson, Noel Carrington and his Puffin Picture Books 104). Number 104 of Noel Carrington's Puffin Picture Books series. £12.00 

20231 [WYSS, Johann David.] THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON; or, adventures of a shipwrecked family on a desolate island. A new and unabridged translation. With an introduction from the French of Charles Nodier. London: T. Nelson and sons, 1870. 8vo, (195x125mm), [4],x,(7-)690p. +4p. piublisher's adverts, numerous illustrations stereotyped from wood-engravings. Original green sand-grain cloth, lettered and blicked in gilt and blind, backstrip slightly faded, head and tail of the backstrip and the corner tips worn. An uncommon edition of this classic childrens book of which Copac locates only three copies. Written by the Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss and edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss, the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. Wyss's attitude toward education is in line with the teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and many of the episodes have to do with Christian-oriented moral lessons such as frugality, husbandry, acceptance, cooperation, &c The adventures are presented as a series of lessons in natural history and the physical sciences, and resemble other, similar educational books for children in this period, the 'Robinson' of the title refers to Robinson Crusoe. The German name translates as the Swiss Robinson, and identifies the novel as belonging to the Robinsonesque genre, rather than as a story about a family named Robinson. £30.00

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