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Phantasia: Of Dockland, Rockland and Dodos

By: ALDRIDGE, Alan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009083


Glazed pictorial boards; colour ills. Light rubbing to corners and scuffing to boards; toning to pages. A book charting the work of Aldridge, including his work with the Beatles. View more info

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The Annotated Mother Goose - Nursery Rhymes Old and New, Arranged and Explained

By: BARING-GOULD, William & Ceil

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House:

Seller ID: 010656


Copyright 1962, later reprint. Red boards with beige cloth spine in dustwrapper; 350pp; b/w ills by various artists including Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway and Arthur Rackham. Very light bumping to head of spine. Dustwrapper is rubbed and lightly curled to edges with small nick to lower edge of rear panel. The complete text and illustrations in a fully annotated edition. As this book weighs over 750g additional postage will be required for internationa... View more info

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Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian Culture

By: BENZIMAN, Galia

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2012

Seller ID: 005934


Pictorial boards; 256pp. Light rubbing to spine ends. A 'major intervention in the history of childhood and its representations in nineteenth century English literature'. View more info

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The St. Frank's Jubilee Companion

By: BLYTHE, Robert (Ed.)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Kent, John Wernham at The Museum Press: 1977

Inscription: By Contributors

Seller ID: 008173


Pictorial card covers; 135pp; b/w ills; inscribed to previous owner to front endpaper by editor and a selection of the contributors, including Mary Cadogan and Lionel Searles Brooks. Covers are tanned with some small marks; small mark to front endpaper; tanning to pages. A Symposium to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the creation of St. Frank's. View more info

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When We Were Young

By: BURNINGHAM, John (Ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2004

Seller ID: 004659


Green cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 312pp; b/w ills; ribbon marker; compiled and illustrated by Burningham. Light rubbing to board edges. Dustwrapper has minimal wear. A compendium of childhood with contributors including Michael Palin, Seamus Heaney, Maurice Sendak and Jan Pienkowski. View more info

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Frank Richards: The Chap Behind the Chums

By: CADOGAN, Mary

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008028


Green cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 258pp; b/w ills. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear with foxing to the reverse side. View more info

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Classics in Film and Fiction

By: CARTMELL, Deborah et al (Eds.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: 2000

Seller ID: 004881


Pictorial card covers; 240g. Small indentation mark to front cover. Includes a chapter on 'Home by Tea-Time: Fear of Imagination in Disney's Alice in Wonderland' by Deborah Ross. View more info

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Memories with Food at Gipsy House

By: DAHL, Felicity & Roald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Viking: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010004


Red cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 239pp; b/w and colour photos. Large previous owner gift inscription in red felt tip to front endpaper; toning to pages. Price-clipped dustwrapper has light rubbing to edges. A mixture of recipes and memories from the successful children's author and his family. As this book weighs over 750g additional postage will be required for international delivery, please email for a quote. View more info

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Louis Wain: Catland

By: DALE, Rodney

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010819


Red cloth boards with gilt vignette of cat to front in pictorial dustwrapper; colour ills. Slight outward lean to spine; light tanning to pages. Price-clipped dustwrapper is scuffed to surface with scratch mark to upper corner, rubbing and light curling to edges with laminate just starting to peel. The story of Wain's life and work. View more info

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Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Portraits of Children's Writers

By: ECCLESHARE, Julia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, National Portrait Gallery: 2002

Seller ID: 009580


Glazed pictorial boards with blue cloth spine; 136pp; b/w and colour ills; intro by Anne Fine. Pages just starting to tone. A collection of over 50 biographies of British children's authors. View more info

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The Charles Hamilton Companion Vol. 1: A History of the Gem and Magnet

By: FAYNE, Eric & JENKINS, Roger

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Museum Press:

Seller ID: 008185


Pictorial card covers; 236pp; b/w ills. Slight lean and reading creases to spine with 'Vol 1' written to head; light marking to lower edge of page block; sunning and light creasing to cover. View more info

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Intent Upon Reading: A Critical Appraisal of Modern Fiction for Children

By: FISHER, Margery

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Brockhampton Press: 1964

Seller ID: 010235


Second revised and enlarged edition. Orange cloth boards, lacking dustwrapper; 416pp; b/w ills. Bump to upper edge of rear board; previous owner gift inscription to front endpaper; browning to endpapers. View more info

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The Wheel of Things: A Biography of L.M. Montgomery

By: GILLEN, Mollie

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, George G.Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1976

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 009905


Brown boards in portrait dustwrapper; 200pp; b/w ills. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed and nicked to edges with small patches of surface lifting. A biography of the author of 'Anne of Green Gables'. View more info

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A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep

By: GODDEN, Rumer

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007480


Brown cloth boards in printed dustwrapper; 243pp; b/w ills. Cloth rubbed to edges with small bump to lower edge and small split to foot of spine; previous owner initials to front endpaper and name to title page; light foxing to endpapers; pages a little wavy. Price clipped dustwrapper is sunned with light edgewear. An autobiography of the author, Rumer Godden. View more info

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Myths & Legends of the Middle Ages: Their Origin and Influence on Literature and Art

By: GUERBER, H.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, George G.Harrap & Co.: 1925

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009731


Green cloth boards with gilt lettering in pictorial dustwrapper; xv, 405pp plus adverts; colour frontis and 3 further colour plates plus b/w plates by various illustrators including Pogany; untrimmed page edges. Foxing to page block edges; cloth lightly rubbed to extremities with couple of small nicks to spine ends. Dustwrapper is very fragile with splits to spine edges, numerous chips, nicks and small losses to edges with some tape repairs to reverse; darkening to spine... View more info

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Margaret Tarrant and Her Pictures

By: GURNEY, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Medici Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009307


Landscape pictorial card covers; 24pp; colour and b/w ills. Light rubbing and creasing to cover; thumbing and toning to pages with small mark to upper edge of first half of book; scratch mark to p9/10 with lighter indentation to following page. View more info

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Great Days & Jolly Days: The Story of Girls School Songs

By: HADDON, Celia

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009949


Navy cloth boards in pictorial dustwrapper; 128pp; b/w ills; foreword by Joyce Grenfell. Sunning to upper edge of cloth; toning to pages, which are a little musty. Unclipped dustwrapper has a number of chips and tears with small triangular loss to upper edge of front panel. Haddon recaptures the world of girls' education over a hundred years and more. View more info

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Sculptor's Daughter - A Childhood Memoir

By: JANSSON, Tove

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Sort of Books: 2013

Seller ID: 010434


Second impression. Pictorial boards with red cloth spine; 162pp; b/w ills; intro by Ali Smith; translated by Kingsley Hart. Slight sticker residue to rear board. A memoir of the Finnish author of 'The Moomins'. View more info

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Men of Letters

By: JONES, Howard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, G.Bell & Sons: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003961


Green cloth boards in matt pictorial dustwrapper; 183pp; b/w ills by Whittam. Slight lean to spine; boards lightly bumped to corners and spine ends; previous owner name and small patch of surface abrasion to front free endpaper. Unclipped dustwrapper is chipped to corners and spine ends with couple of small tears to edge of front panel and mark to rear panel. A book of short biographies of six famous writers: Samuel Johnson, Captain Marryat, Charles Dickens, George Borro... View more info

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Let the Children Write: An Explanation of Intensive Writing

By: LANGDON, Margaret

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1962

Seller ID: 007258


Second impression. Printed boards in matching matt dustwrapper; 72pp; b/w ills by the author; intro by G.C.Whitwill. Boards slightly bowed; foxing and marking to top edge of page block; occasional foxing to pages. Unclipped dustwrapper is rubbed to edges, lightly sunned to spine with remains of price sticker to rear cover. View more info