Children's Books

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London, Dennis Dobson, 1968.

First edition. 4to. Original pictorial boards. Dust-jacket, price-clipped.

Developed from a story by Milligan for a BBC short film (one of the Beeb's first television colour films).


London, Methuen, July 1925.

Tenth edition, deluxe issue. 8vo. Original leather, gilt, gilt edges.

A wonderful, seemingly unread example of the deluxe leather-bound issue of the first title to feature Christopher Robin, originally published in November 1924.


London [&c.], George G. Harrap, 1937

First UK edition. 8vo. Colour frontispiece. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

A lovely first UK edition of this title by the creator of Anne of Green Gables.


London [&c.], A. & C. Black, 1921.

First edition. Small 8vo. Colour plates. Original boards with onlaid colour pictorial title to upper cover. Dust-jacket, with price-sticker 6d to upper panel.

An excellent copy of this little book recounting the adventures of Laura the tarantula, extremely unusual in the original jacket and in such condition.


London, Faber and Faber, 1929.

First edition, trade issue. Oblong 8vo. Original pictorial boards and dust-jacket, priced 7s 6d.

A surprisingly hard book to find in first edition, let alone in the original dust-jacket.


London & Glasgow, Collins, 1920.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth.

The second book in Oxenham's Abbey series, introducing the characters whose ongoing adventures would be the basis for the subsequent books in the popular series.


London, John Shaw, n.d. [c.1930].. First edition. 8vo. original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Dust-jacket. An uncommon title, with charming illustrative artwork by the author & artist Gladys Peto, distinctly rare in the dust-jacket.


London, Museum Press, 1946.

First edition. Oblong 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

One of the popular children's books by a prolific author of the time.


London, Museum Press, 1945.

First edition. Oblong 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

One of the popular children's books by a prolific author of the time.


London, Gawthorn, [1944].

First edition. Oblong 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

An uncommon first edition in the original jacket, very much in keeping with the format and vogue of an earlier era...


London, Newnes, 1945.

First edition. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 7/6.

The third of the author's 'Lone Pine' series, set in Shropshire.

Children's Books

Seuss (Dr) The Lorax


London, Collins, 1972.

First UK edition. Large 8vo. Original pictorial boards, issued without jacket.

One of the good Doctor's most famous titles, a topical tale of environmental awareness.


Boston, Page, 1927.

First edition, first printing. 8vo. Original blue cloth with inset colour illustrations. Dust-jacket, neatly price-clipped.

Smith's third book continuing the Pollyanna series created by Eleanor Porter, who died in 1920. Smith was the first Black teacher in Boston Public Schools.


London, Robert Hale, 1946.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket.

From a series of titles recounting the adventures of Big Dragon and Co., difficult in the original jacket.


London, Ward Lock, 1917.

First edition. Publisher's File Copy. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, with publisher's file copy label to upper cover. Dust-jacket, with publisher's file copy label to upper panel.

A truly wonderful first edition by Australian author Lilian Turner, enhanced by being the publisher's file copy. Jackets from this period are scarce, especially in this condition, and in this case the jacket has preserved the book beneath splendidly.


London, Sampson Low, [c.1898].

'New and Cheaper Edition'. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth.

An attractive early edition of this classic adventure tale by Verne, originally published in English in 1895.


Courier of the Czar
London, Sampson Low, Marston, n.d..

8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 5/-.

Early jacketed edition.


The Final Adventure of the Swiss Family Robinson
London, Sampson Low, Marston, n.d..

8vo. Original red pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

A decent early jacketed edition of this extension to the adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson.


Told by Kitty Cat
London, C.W. Faulkner, [1920].

First edition. Small folio (280 x 180 mm.). Original stapled wrappers with onlaid colour illustration.

A nice copy of this uncommon Louis Wain title, following Mother Tabby's kittens as they go to school and return home, and the games they play.


London, Collins, 1939.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 8/6.

The second book in White's series 'The Once and Future King'. It continues the story of the newly crowned King Arthur, his tutelage by the wise Merlyn, his war against King Lot, and also introduces the Orkney clan.


London, Ward, Lock, 1940.

First edition. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 6/-.

One of the last books by a prolific author who had enjoyed literary success since 1900, as well as some controversy for her 1916 Sci-Fi book, The Last Weapon, A Vision, the anti-sentiment contained within resulting in the book being banned. Wilson was a founding member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Children's Books

Wodehouse (P.G.) Mike,


a Public School Story
London, A. & C. Black, 1909.

First edition. 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth blocked in red, white and black, with gilt to spine.

An important edition in the Wodehouse canon, bringing together two stories originally published in The Captain magazine, including the first appearance in book-form of Psmith.