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  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Castafiore Emerald.

    HERGÉ.
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    The Castafiore Emerald is the twenty-first volume of The Adventures of Tintin, originally serialised weekly in the Tintin magazine between July 19...

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    CARROLL, Lewis [pseud. DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge]; TENNIEL, John (illustrator).
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    Later edition (fifty-fifth thousand) 8vo (190 x 135 mm); half-title, 42 woodcut illustrations (including frontispiece), advertisement leaf at rear...

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  • The BFG.

    DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin (illustrator).
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    A fine copy of Dahl's well-loved story about Sophie's adventures in Dream Country with the dream-catching Big Friendly Giant (The BFG) and his tru...

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  • The Snowman.

    BRIGGS, Raymond.
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    Raymond Briggs' most well-known and beloved story, subsequently adapted for television in 1982, for which it was nominated for an Academy Award fo...

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  • The Witches.

    DAHL, Roald; BLAKE, Quentin (illustrator).
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    A classic dark tale from a master of the genre, the macabre menace only slightly mitigated by the target audience being children. Winner of the Wh...

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  • The Fables of Aesop.

    DETMOLD, Edward J. (illustrator).
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    A stunning publication with wonderfully detailed, beautifully printed illustrations, regarded as amongst Detmold's finest work. Twenty-five fables...

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  • Autograph Letter Signed.

    CROMPTON Richmal [Lamburn].
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    This is a reply from Ms Crompton to the letter of Mr Orchard who appears to work in the booktrade. Crompton answers his questions regarding her ow...

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  • Uncle Lubin.

    ROBINSON, W. Heath.
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    A children's fantasy written and lavishly illustrated by the great Heath Robinson. Copies with much of the binding illustration intact are exceedi...

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  • The Sixpence That Rolled Away.

    MACNEICE, Louis; BAWDEN, Edward (illustrator).
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    A charming and imaginative tale, stunningly illustrated by Bawden.First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's pictorial boards printed red, ...

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  • Biggles - Air Commodore.

    JOHNS, Captain W.E.
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    The true first edition of this early, and uncommon, Biggles title.First edition, first impression; 8vo; illustrations, including colour frontispie...

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  • Maybe You Should Fly a Jet!

    SEUSS, Dr. [pseud. GEISEL, Theodor Seuss].
    Original price $969.00 - Original price $969.00
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    A very rare title from the Dr. Seuss canon and more so in such good condition. A wonderfully inspirational but light-hearted plethora of carrear s...

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  • The Well of Sleevelessness.

    STEPHENSEN, P.R.; COLLINS, Hal (illustrator).
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    Published by the short-lived Scholartis Press, a small private press in London, founded by Eric Partridge in 1927. The press closed in 1931, when ...

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  • Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens.

    RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator); BARRIE, J.M.
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    Signed limited edition. Rackham's magnificent illustrations capture so succinctly the ethereal atmosphere of the story, with the still recognisable...

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  • The Sixpence that Rolled Away.

    BAWDEN, Edward (illustrator); MACNEICE, Louis.
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    Edward Bawden's own copy. 'Once upon a time there was a One Pound Note and he married a Ten Shilling Note and they had three children, a half-crown...

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  • The Pie and the Patty-Pan.

    POTTER, Beatrix.
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    A very good first edition, in larger format than the usual Beatrix Potter titles (this was changed in 1930, when it was reissued to The Tale of th...

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  • Hold Fast By Your Teeth.

    BAWDEN, Edward (author & illustrator).
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    From the author to his daughter. Nine short stories written and illustrated by Bawden.First edition, signed presentation inscription from the autho...

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  • [Winnie-the-Pooh Books].

    MILNE, A.A.; SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrator).
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    A complete set. Milne's first volume, When We Were Very Young, was published in November 1924 and was such a resounding success that the subsequent...

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  • The Shire Colt.

    GAY, Zhenya & Jan.
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    An exceptional copy of this charming tale about a horse in the English Cotswolds, issued both in a standard trade format and this special edition ...

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  • The Bells And Other Poems.

    DULAC, Edmund (illustrator); POE, Edgar Allan.
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    First Dulac edition, number 239 of 750 copies, signed and numbered by Dulac; 4to (317 x 260 mm); Poe's portrait on title-page, 28 tipped in colour...

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  • Contes des fées.

    PERRAULT, Charles; LAFORGE, Lucien (illustrator).
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    One of 50 deluxe copies . Charles Perrault's classic fairy tales are here illustrated with striking art deco pochoir plates by Lucien Laforge. This...

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  • The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.

    POTTER, Beatrix.
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    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse was published with the boards in either blue or brown but neither has priority over the other.First or second printin...

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  • A Bear Called Paddington.

    BOND, Michael.
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    Paddington's debut. The debut of a certain bear from Peru with a penchant for marmalade sandwiches, a near-fine copy.'I bought a small toy bear on ...

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  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

    KERR, Judith.
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    Rare, especially in such very good condition and with the dust-jacket, which is entirely unsophisticated in having no restoration, tears or signif...

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