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  1. Edition de Luxe, number 300 of 500 copies on handmade paper, signed by the publisher and printer; 4to; blue initials, very occasional light spotting to margins, otherwise text clean and bright; publisher's limp vellum, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, green cloth ties, top edge gilt, others uncut, housed in a custom green cloth chemise and quarter green morocco slipcase, slightly worn; overall an attractive example.

    £650
  2. First edition, first impression; 8vo; 9 illustrations by Henry Holiday, including frontispiece, with 'baker' for 'banker' on p83, light toning and spotting to prelims, previous owner's signature to half-title; publisher's cream pictorial cloth, spine and extremities slightly darkened, all edges gilt, first issue of An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves 'Alice' and 1928 newspaper clipping from The Times tipped in, overall a very pleasing copy.

    £1,250
  3. First edition, first impression; oblong 4to; 22 full-page colour plates by Elinor Darwin, light toning to leaves, very occasional creasing; original brown pictorial boards printed in red, red blindstamped roundel to front cover, light wear to spine ends, corners slightly rubbed, some marks to boards, otherwise a very good copy.

    £225
  4. Second printing; 12mo; woodcuts by Ronald Seal and David Pepler after drawings by Priscilla Johnston, unmarked internally; original wrappers, pictorial title to upper cover, a near-fine copy.

    £150
  5. First edition; 8vo; frontispiece by Graham Robertson, occasional spotting and browning, slightly worn at extremities, otherwise very good; publisher's pictorial blue-green cloth stamped in gilt, leaves uncut (as published), some marks to binding, head and foot of spine bumped with minor tears, upper joint splitting, otherwise, also very good; preserved in a modern, bespoke dark blue morocco solander box.

    £4,750
  6. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author; 8vo; frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman; publisher's cloth-backed grey boards, titles to spine in link. With the pictorial dust jacket. Minor toning to the text but an excellent copy in the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made, black quarter morocco box.

    £2,250
  7. First edition thus; 4to (280 x 230 mm); fifty mounted coloured plates with captioned tissue-guards including tipped-in frontispiece (lacking one tissue-guard to illustration opposite p. 38), a further seven black & white plates and 12 black & white illustrations within text, neat gift inscription to blank second front, free endpaper, slight toning to margins of text leaves, else very good; publisher's green cloth gilt, faded and worn, more so to the spine, mild mottling to endpapers, printed dust-jacket, spine darkened, lightly dust-soiled and chipped with losses to spine extremities but otherwise sound.

    £1,250
  8. First edition, 8vo (23 x 19 cm); 15pp., illustrated throughout in red, yellow, black and blue, staples slightly rusted; original printed wrappers, a fine example.

    £1,350
  9. 8vo (23 x 17.5 cm); 56pp., illustrated throughout in black and white by Chekhonin, patterned endpapers; blue cloth backed illustrated boards designed by Chekhonin, corners bumped and minor wear otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  10. First edition, 8vo (22 x 17.5 cm); 8pp., chromolithographs throughout; original printed wrappers, small 'Printed in Russia' stamp to bottom of cover, lower third of spine split, some rusting to original staples but holding fine, a very good copy.

    £950
 

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