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  1. 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
  2. First edition, first printing, signed by the author; 8vo; frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, some minor toning to text-block; publisher's cloth-backed boards, slightly toned towards top edge, dust-jacket, a little toned at top edge but overall a very good example.

    £1,750
  3. First UK edition; 4to (317 x 230 mm); 32 colour illustrations and 47 monotone illustrations, pictorial endpapers, occasional light finger-marking and minor spotting but overall internally very good; publisher's cloth-backed boards with colour illustration to upper cover, in the original pictorial dust-jacket, chipped with slight loss at spine ends and corner, with larger chip to upper fore-corner of upper panel and closed tear descending through the 'S' in 'Snow White', some light spotting and marking.

    £850
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; map endpapers; publisher's blue cloth lettered in silver to spine, dust-jacket, with artwork by George Adamson and photographic portrait of the author, rubbed at fore-corners, a few closed tears and some chipping around spine ends, but overall very good.

    £600
  5. First edition, first impression; 8vo; original pictorial boards by Victor Ambrus without dust-jacket as issued, minor bumping to spine ends but overall a superior, bright example, free of the sunning that plagues some copies.

    £750
  6. First edition; 8vo; half-title, pictorial title and 20 black & white plates including frontispiece by C. E. Brock, 10pp publisher's adverts at rear, slight age-toning, as usual; publisher's gilt-blocked maroon cloth, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, very slight rubbing to extremities and darkening to spine, otherwise a fine copy.

    £2,900
  7. First edition, first printing; large 4to (360 x 300 mm.); colour plates and vignettes by Maxfield Parrish; publisher's cloth with onlaid colour pictorial title, a few minor scratches, slight rubbing, but overall a very good copy.

    £1,800
  8. First edition; small 8vo (165 x 100 mm.); wood-engraved frontispiece, 8pp. advertisements, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, brown-coated endpapers with some wear at hinges possibly due to the adhesive used for the pastedowns; publisher's green cloth blocked in black with gilt title to spine and upper cover and gold medallion containing horse's portrait to upper cover, a little rubbed at corners, slight rolling of spine, but overall very good.

    £6,000
  9. First edition of the second Heidi book; 8vo; woodcut device to title, some minor finger-marking and spotting, neat contemporary ownership inscription to head of title, patterned endpapers; publisher's dark brown cloth, elaborately tooled in blind & black with gilt titling, a little rubbed and bumped at corners and spine ends, but overall very good.

    £1,500
  10. First edition; small 4to (250 x 195 mm.); 4 colour plates, numerous illustrations including full-page, usual mostly marginal toning; publisher's colour pictorial boards, slightly bumped and rubbed at corner and spine-ends, otherwise very good, dust-jacket, some wear with small sections of loss to spine ends and a few mostly closed tears, overall very good.

    £750
 

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