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Children's The Bookshop catalogue 2019

 

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  1. First Dulac deluxe edition, number 367 of 750 copies signed by the artist; large 4to; 28 tipped-in colour plates by Edmund Dulac, captioned tissue-guards; publisher's vellum gilt, replacement ties, top edge gilt, a little rubbed, with a few a few marks but still very good and, save for some odd spots to a few extreme page edges, internally fine; viii, 250pp.

    £2,250
  2. Large format print reproducing pen & ink sketch, 475 x 675 mm; signed & dated by the artist; mild creasing to both top corners, not affecting image.

    £200
  3. First trade edition, first issue with date on title-page and a single-page endpaper repeated four times; 16mo; 27 full-page colour illustrations, title vignette and pictorial endpapers by the author; publisher's dark green boards with inset colour illustration, presented in later cloth solander box.

    £1,900
  4. First editions, each with signed bookplate mounted on inside front cover, [presumed one of 25 or 26 such sets]; 13 vols, 8vo; publisher's bookplate mounted onto inside front cover of each volume, illustrations; publisher's pictorial wrappers, fine copies.

    £650
  5. Sixth edition; oblong folio (190 x 310 mm.); 6 double-page panels mounted onto 12 card sections, with the first & last forming the cover, joined into one continuous strip to form a panorama, the hand-coloured scene with rhyming couplets beneath, folded concertina style with cloth hinges, paper splitting along most hinges, cover hinges slightly splitting and ends a little worn, variable toning possibly from the glue, some spotting, front cover with hand-coloured pictorial paper label, minor edge wear but overall a very good.

    £780
  6. First edition in English, first issue with illustrator's name misprinted as 'C. Mazzanti'; 12mo; half-title and title printed in red & black, frontispiece (with tissue guard) and illustrations by Enrico Mazzanti, a few small marks to a couple of pages, contemporary gift inscription to half-title, overall internally very good, patterned endpapers; publisher's patterned cloth, slight toning to spine and top edge, very light small red stain to foot of lower cover near spine, but overall a good copy.

    £2,800
  7. First edition; oblong 4to; 32 full-page, colour illustrations, numerous sepia decorations within text; publisher's quarter cloth over colour-illustrated boards, near-contemporary ink ownership to front free endpaper, mild rubbing to extremities, some very mild age-creasing to paper covering boards, otherwise exceptionally clean and original, extremely scarce thus.

    £675
  8. First edition, first printing; 8vo, (21 x 19 cm); illustrated throughout with full-page and vignette colour lithographs by the Author, slight age-toning, otherwise fine; publisher's printed cloth, a couple of minor marks, slight rubbing to spine extremities, discreet bookseller's label to rear pastedown, pictorial dust-jacket, price-clipped, few small corner nicks not touching letters, clean split along front and spine panel fold but all considered a good copy.

    £700
  9. Lifetime edition; 8vo (190 x 140 mm.); illustrated by V. Andreev, patterned endpapers, marbled edges; art nouveau style illustrated boards, red cloth spine with gilt title, a very good copy.

    £200
  10. First edition, signed by the author & illustrator; folio; colour illustrations throughout; publisher's boards, pictorial dust-jacket, an excellent copy.

    £135
 

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