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CHILDRENS (ANTIQUARIAN)

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AUNT MARY'S TALES
No author listed.
Stock no. 1314287
Published by Harvey And Darton. 5th 1924. Almost very good condition.

For the Entertainment and Improvement of Litte Boys (Addressed to her Nephews). Fifth Edition. Small format. Red leather spine with marble-effect boards. 174 pages. B/w frontis. Spine and corners are worn, some rubbing to covers. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Page browning and some fingering/foxing to contents. Stitching loose to one gathering of pages (but they are still attached - pg 3 -11).

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MADEMOISELLE LILI A LA CAMPAGNE
Written by P.J. Stahl. Illustrated by Lorenz Frolich.
Stock no. 1314143
Published by Bibliotheque D'Education Et De Recreation. 3rd Almost very good condition.

Troisieme Edition (3rd edition). Red cloth spine, white boards. Grey endpapers. 54 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Corners worn. Damp stains to top cover edges. Boards lightly browned. Heavy foxing otherwise contents clean.

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THE KICKLEBURYS ON THE RHINE
Written by M.A. Titmarsh.
Stock no. 1314124
Published by Smith, Elder & Co.. 2nd 1866. Almost very good condition.

2nd edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 87 pages plus publishers booklist to rear. Top edge gilt. 15 plates hand-coloured. Tissue-guard to frontis. Yellow endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. A few light spots to covers. Light pink damp stains to edges of endpapers. Browning to half-title, tissue-guard of frontis and to last page of booklist. Foxing and some page edge darkening throughout. A good example of the 2nd edition.

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AUNT JUDY'S MAY-DAY VOLUME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Written by Aunt Judy; Mrs. Gatty. Illustrated by F. Gilbert; A.W. Cooper; R. Newcombe.
Stock no. 1503072
Published by Bell and Daldy. 1869. Almost very good condition.

For young people edited by Mrs Gatty. Red three quarter leather binding with marbled boards and text block. Raised bands to spine with gilt lines and titles. Black title block. Contains November 1868 to April 1869. B/w illustrations. 380 pages. Spine worn with chip from top and bottom edge. Bumping to corners. Wear to corners, cover edges and some of leather. Slight loss from edge of marbling on front cover. Slight scuffing to marbling. Marks to pastedowns, appear to correspond with leather. Pencil writing about contents to title page. A few marks/fingermarks to prelims, contents generally clean.

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FAIRY TALES AND ROMANCES
Written by Count Anthony Hamilton.
Stock no. 2114711
Published by Henry G. Bohn. 1st 1849. Good condition.

Translated from the french by M. Lewis, H.T. Ryde and C. Kenney. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine and blind stamped decorations. Pale yellow endpapers. 562 pages. B/w fronis portrait of the author. Rebacked with new spine and endpapers. Wear and bumping to corners and cover edges. New endpapers are green (not original yellow). Damp staining to a few pages. Some foxing. A few margin marks. Contents are generally very good.

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SUNNY MEMORIES OF FOREIGN LANDS
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Stock no. 1313013
Published by Milner And Sowerby. 1861. Good condition.

Small format. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. 384 pages plus 32 page publisher catalogue to rear. A series of travel letters. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Name in ink to front endpaper. Joints cracked. Some pale foxing and light page browning else contents clean. A couple of pages have not been trimmed correctly (binding error) causing the lower margins to be slightly misaligned.

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THE FAIRY RING
Written by Brothers Grimm; John Edward Taylor. Illustrated by Richard Doyle.
Stock no. 1312924
Published by John Murray. 1st 1846. Fair condition.

"A New Collection of Popular Tales" translated from the German by Taylor. 3/4 leather binding with gilt title and decoration to spine. Blue cloth to covers. B/w plates. Spine is rubbed and slightly darkened. Corners are slightly worn. There are a few light marks to the front cover. Both joints are cracked but not broken. Most of the tissue-guards to the plates have been removed. I think there may be an illustration to the prelims missing. Plate to page 200 has been repaired (was in two pieces has been laid down on a white piece of paper) and the last plate has lower corner torn off (actual illustration not affected). There is foxing and fingermarks to the contents. A decent copy overall of this very rare Brothers Grimm item.

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DANISH FAIRY LEGENDS AND TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen.
Stock no. 1312919
Published by William Pickering. 1st 1846. Good condition.

Cream boards and spine. 197 pages plus publication list to rear. Covers are grubby, corners worn and edges rubbed. Spine has been professionally replaced with cream board (black titles). Front free-endpaper professionally replaced with a name and date in ink to this page (1904). Name in ink to top margin of title-page. Foxing to contents and some slight damage to the rear endpapers/front pastedown. Overall this is a very decent copy of this scarce antiquarian children's book.

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THE STORY WITHOUT AN END
Written by Sarah Austin. Illustrated by E.V. Boyle.
Stock no. 1312277
Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1879. Poor condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles. Floral decorated endpapers. All edges gilt. 15 exquisite chromolithograph plates with paper guards plus other b/w illustrations. Covers are soiled and very worn, particularly to spine and corners. Front joint cracked at lower half with front free-endpaper part detached. One plate is missing (so 14 plates in this copy), there are 2 that are the same and one that has been bound in upside-down. The titles on the plates do not correspond to the titles on the list of coloured illustrations. Contents are well fingered with foxing, the tissue guards for the plates are torn or missing or stuck to the plate opposite! This is a reading copy only of a very scarce book.

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THE MOST ANCIENT AND FAMOUS HISTORY OF THE RENOWNED PRINCE ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
Written by Sir Thomas Malory.
Stock no. 1311799
Published by R. Wilks. 1816. Almost very good condition.

3 volume set. Each volume has a b/w engraved frontis and vignette on title page and vol 1 also has a fold-out plan of the Round Table The three volumes are 3/4 bound with green leather and marbled paper covered boards. Raised bands and gilt titles and decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edges are gilt. There is some slight rubbing to the spines and edges. There is a school ink stamp to front fly-leaf, some ink writing to versos of endpapers and a name in ink to verso of each frontis. There is some light foxing and page browning but overall the contents are very clean. This is a nice set of a very early/collectable King Arthur item.

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THE DAISY; OR, CAUTIONARY STORIES IN VERSE
No author listed.
Stock no. 1311585
Published by John Harris. circa 1840. Good condition.

Small format, burgundy mottled boards. 30 b/w engravings on wood. 66 pages plus publication list. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Contents are worn and a bit grubby/foxed with paper repairs. Stitching is pulled causing contents to be loose but binding still holding.

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THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
No author listed. Illustrated by Gustav Canton.
Stock no. 1311370
Published by Joseph, Myers & Co.. circa 1863. Good condition.

"An Invitation to the Youth of both Sexes to contemplate animated nature in 16 plates designed and engraved on stone by Gustavus Canton. Text according to the best and latest authorities on natural sciences". Large format. Embossed navy cloth with gilt title and decoration to front cover. 97 pages. Cream endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and worn, spine professionally re-backed retaining original cloth. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Covers a bit grubby. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Joints cracked and repaired, Small binders sticker to rear pastedown. There is foxing and grubby fingermarks throughout and there are light damp stains to the plates (mainly evident on verso but some do show stains to front, however, colours are still bright on all plates). A decent copy of a very scarce book.

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