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8730. : Oriel Geographical Reader Book V Europe.

Belfast: Marcus Ward's Geographical Readers n.d. c.1900. School Text Book. 17 by 10.5 cms. 202+26 pp. illustrated with 240 pp. with 41illustrations, 12 coloured maps, red-brown boards. owned by a pupil in Crossgar National School, dated 1st Feb. 1901. Textbooks in the old National Schools were used to death and rarely in our experience survive in less than poor/fair condition. This one is only a little worn, boards faded, minor annotation, in quite good condition. The National Schools in Ireland, 1831-1921, were a unique example of Government intervention in popular education in these islands, and although emphasising the didactic, contributed enormously to the promotion of literacy in Ireland. Useful to anyone studying popular education in the nineteenth century 10.00


11625. : Oriel Geographical Reader Seventh Standard The United States.

London, Belfast and New York: Marcus Ward & Co. 1894. School Text Book. 17 by 10.5 cms. 252 pp. illustrated, maps, red-brown boards. This school text book is in remarkably good bright condition showing minimum wear. Really splendid illustrations. Useful to anyone studying popular education in the nineteenth century. 15.00


8732. : Rogers Arithmetic for National Schools Fifth Class 1st Stage.

Belfast: J.W. Boyd n.d. c.1895. School Text Book. 16 by 11.5 cms. 59 pp. red linen backed paper covers. Formerly belonging to a student from Crossgar National School dated 13th Dec. 1895. Textbooks in the old National Schools were used to death and rarely in our experience survive in less than poor/fair condition. This one is very worn, a bit fingered, corner curled, some tears, some annotation, very poor but complete. The National Schools in Ireland, 1831-1921, were a unique example of Government intervention in popular education in these islands, and although emphasising the didactic, contributed enormously to the promotion of literacy in Ireland. This arithmetic might be hard going in contemporary schools? Useful to anyone studying popular education in the nineteenth century 10.00


12136. : The Child's Picture Book of Alphabets.

London: T. Nelson & Sons n.d. c.1870's. 29.5 by 22 cms. no pagination. ( 20 ) Contains Alphabets of Beasts, Birds, Nations and Scriptural Alphabet. 10 full page Chromolithographic illustrations six to a page, heavy dark green, black stamped, bevelled boards with gilt title panels, mounted chromolithographic oval flower centrepiece. Minor wear, the oval centrepiece has a small loss at the top, small tape repair to one page, minor spotting on blank pages. Owner's name on ffep. The illustrations are rather beautiful. A verse accompanies each letter, and some of the animal names are out of use, ichneumon, nylghau. A scarce item. 155.00


11709. : The Educational Handbook of Mass Drawing for Infants and Junior Standards.

Dublin and Belfast: The Educational Supply Company of Ireland. n.d. c.1920's. 24 by 19 cms. 32 illustrations on black sugar paper, with accompanying text. "To meet the requirements of the Teachers of Infants Schools and Infants Departments, the Publishers have added this book to their list of Handbooks for Teachers. The sketches in the following pages are reproduced from drawings executed with crayons supplied by the Publishers on paper of exactly the same kind as that used in this book and in the chalk drawing copybooks issued by them. The short notes dealing with the several sketches will, it is also hoped, prove useful to Teachers." Post Partition in 1922. The boards are a little rubbed but the contents are clean and bright. In very good condition overall. A nice and scarce item from the Irish educational system. 40.00


9107. : True Stories From Ancient History: Chronologically Arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death of Charlemagne.

London: Grant and Griffith, 1853. eleventh edition. x+338 pp. with twenty-four engravings on steel, dark blue embossed boards gilt decoration to spine, wear to top and bottom of spine, gilt faded, hinges quite tender, a fair copy of a mid-nineteenth century children's book. From 4004 BC to 814 AD. 10.00


4998. : The Child's Guide to Knowledge: being a collection of useful and familiar questions and answers on everyday subjects.

London: Simpkin Marshall & Co, 1878. 51st edition. 474pp, 14 x 9.5 cm. Quarter leather, marbled boards. One page with tape repair and loss of bottom half inch, boards worn and rubbed, clearly well used but internally tight. Bears names of Ellie Breeze Andrews born 19th June 1881, and Willie Samuel Andrews born 13th Sept. 1884. 10.00


12336. Annie, Aunt ( pseudonym for Annie Sykes ): The Mountain Refuge; or, Sure Help in Time of Need. A Tale of the Vaudois. in the Sixteenth Century.

London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1862. 232+12 pp. 17.5 x 12 cm. Dedication on the half title, "Edith May Smith/ from Aunt Annie/ Jan 7. 1863". This has been amended to read " Aunt Annie Sykes The Author". Copac identifies copies only under the pseudynom, but this dedication does identify the author as Annie Sykes. Dark blue boards, with blind stamping to boards and spine, gilt spine title. The spine title is faded and there is some fingering and marking, otherwise tight. A fair to good copy overall. 95.00


12176. Auerbach, Berthold: Little Barefoot; or, Strive and Trust A Tale of Village Life.

London: George Routledge and Sons, c1872. 195 + 4 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Translated by H.W. Dulcken from "Baarfuszele", with seventy-five black-and-white illustrations by B. Vautier. Heavy bevelled green boards, with black and gilt decoration and titling, a.e.g. Showing minor wear but overall in very good condition. Tales of village life (in German "Dorfgeschichten") were very popular at this time. Very attractive illustrations. 45.00


9744. Berquin, Arnaud: Contes et Historiettes tires de l'Ami des Enfans par Berquin.

Paris: Chez. Ant. Aug. Renouard 1803. 14 by 9 cms. 215 pp. one engraving, half leather with marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, a small gilt floral motif in each panel, spine relaid, modern spine label, the marbled paper on the boards is modern and very attractive, internally a few pages show old faint water staining, otherwise tight and good. A charming childrens book with 36 stories or plays, which has been professionally restored and is in very good condition.Bertoud, 1747-1791, wrote about events which might actually happen in childrens' lives rather than fantasy or fairy tale. he included plays to allow for family participation. Stories include, Les Deux Pommiers, L'Oiseau du Bon Dieu, Le Menteur corrige par lui-meme, Les Quatres Saisons, Les Tulipes, Amand, Le Nid de Moineaux, etc etc. 45.00


12174. Blackie & Son: Cosy Corner Pictures. Stories and Rhymes for Little Folk.

London: Blackie and Son limited n.d. c. 1900. New Series of Children's Picture-Books. 26.5 by 20 cms. 84 pp. Illustrated, coloured frontispiece. Hardback, new spinestrip and endpapers, illustrated cover, a little light fingering in margins here and there but overall clean tight and bright. Owner's inscription dated Nov. 1902 on a prelim. Very good. 35.00


12116. Bonnycastle, John and Tyson, Rev. E.C.: An Introduction to Algebra designed for the use of Schools, and other places of Public Education.

London: Printed and Published by J. F. Dove St John's Square, 1829. Enlarged and Improved by the Rev. E. C. Tyson. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 76 pp. In contemporary calf, Boards showing some wear and rubbing, hinge splitting at the bottom of the rear board, significant loss of calf on spine top and bottom. Internally very tight, clean and free of annotation. In good condition. 45.00


3030. Cadogan, Mary and Keen, Tommy.: From Wharton Lodge to Linton Hall.

Kent, Museum Press no date. 8vo. xvi+240 pp. illustrated, paper covers. The Charles Hamilton Companion Vol 7 the Christmas Stories. in good condition. 15.00


18491. Chase, Richard and Josua Tolford: Hullabaloo and Other Singing Folk Games.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company and Cambridge: The Riverside Press,1949. 56 pp. 24 x 17 cm. Illustrated by Josua Tolford. Six piano settings by HiltonDuffy. Black-blocked grey boards. In very good condition. No dustwrapper. (We have the battered damaged dw which we will include with a sale, but it really needs to be relaid). There are 10 Folk Games; 6 Children's Singing Games and 2 Boy's Singing Games. 10.00


12322. Cobb, Ruth , Richard Hunter, and Edward Shirley: Silver Bubbles.

London: Nelson and Sons, n.d. (1905). No pagination (42 pp.). 29 x 24.5 cm. Illustrated with 20 full-page coloured pictures. The contents are printed on very thick paper, with the verses relating to an illustration printed on the back of the previous illustration. The illustrations are beautiful, with big bold areas of colour. Pictures are by Ruth Cobb and verses by Richard Hunter and Edward Shirley. Cobb, fl.1902-1953, was a figure artist, most of whose illustrations were done for children's books. She also contributed to Punch. Silver-blocked pictorial red boards. The front board has light staining to the cloth, particularly on the right-hand side. This has introduced spots of faint greyishness, and removed the gloss of the cloth on those spots. The back board is plain red, with one scuff. The endpapers are browned and foxed, and the title-page is foxed, especially on the front. There is a 3.5 cm slit near the top of the rear inner gutter.The faults do not affect the pictures. Lovely book. 65.00


12434. Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.: Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets chronologically arranged from Chaucer to Burns, with criticisms on their works, selected from the most distinguished writers. Intended for Teachers and the Higher Classes in Schools.

Dublin: Printed by Alex Thom & Sons for H.M.S.O. 1857. Published by direction of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland.18 by 10.5 cms. vi+508 pp. in original drab cloth boards with new black and gilt spine title, minor edgewear, internally tight and clean, unmarked, in good condition. This is a relatively early publication in the National School System, set up by Government in 1831. A scarce survival. 25.00


19233. Commissioners of National Education Ireland: Girls' Reading Book for the Use of Schools.

Dublin: Alexander Thom, 1879. New Edition Revised. viii + 287 pp. 17.4 x 11 cm. 4 small engraved illustrations. Light brown boards with blindstamped celtic design and title. Spine extremities worn, with a half centimetre loss to the lower extremity. Owner's name neatly written on the ffep. A few stamps for J.P. Sweetman Harbour Master and Shipping Agent Strangford. 20.00


7872. de Kay, Ormonde: N'Heures Souris Rames.

London: Angus & Robertson reprinted 1985. 48 pp. hardback, frontispiece, in a price clipped dustwrapper, in very good condition, owners inscription on ffep. A collection of French rhymes from a sixteenth century manuscript from Coucy castle in northern France. English translations. A handsomely produced book. 10.00


13246. Dean & Son: Pictures of Animals by Famous Artists.

London: Dean & Son, c1880. One of Dean's Sixpenny Chromo Toy Books. 21 pp. 27 x 21.5 cm. Chromolithographed covers and eight other full-page chromo plates, with other black and white illustrations in the text. The front cover may be treated as page 1 in the pagination or page 1 may be absent. It seems complete. Pictorial card covers. One small edge tear, otherwise in good condition. Scarce, only 2 on Copac. 75.00


10287. Dickens, Mary Angela and others: Trotty Veck & his Daughter Meg and other Stories.

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons no date. 64 pp. illustrated by Harold Copping with two full page colour plates and other drawings. One of The Golden Hours Library, for children. A bit of edge rubbing and wear otherwise good. Childrens Stories from Dickens. 15.00


8936. Dublin Tract Repository.: Lubin: A Tale.

Dublin: Dublin Tract Repository, London: Wertheim Macintosh & Co. n.d. c. 1840/1845 10.5 by 7 cms. 12 pp. A Religious Tract for children in chapbook style. No 7 in the "Select Series". Printed by W. Porteous 18 Wicklow street. A list of this Select Series of Christian Tracts and books is on the rear page. Paper Covers, sewn, in very good condition, apart from some minor edgewear to the front cover. in the form of a poem, "Beneath a beech, whose spreading boughs Wav'd lightly in the wind, An aged minister of God, At evening hour reclined....." A small but scarce survival of an early Victorian tract series, popular religious education for children. 25.00


8938. Dublin Tract Repository.: Sunday Readings for Children (No. 4) The Obedient Child.

Dublin: Dublin Tract Repository, London: Wertheim Macintosh & Co. n.d. c.1845 10.5 by 7 cms. 16 pp. woodcut vignette. A Religious Tract for children in chapbook style. No 4 in the Sunday readings for children in the "Select Series". Printed by W. Porteous 18 Wicklow street. A list of this Select Series of Christian Tracts and books is on the rear page. Paper Covers, sewn, in very good condition. A small but scarce survival of an early Victorian tract series, popular religious education for children. The childhood of Jesus. 25.00


14801. Finlay, Rev T.A., editor: School Reader for Third and Fourth Standards. Lessons in Geography. Lessons in History

Dublin: Eblana Press, 1902. School and College Series. 84 pp. 17 x 12 cm. Lessons in Geography and Lessons in History bound together, in blue boards. Maps, plates, and diagrams, occasionally coloured in. Like all Irish school books very worn, but then they rarely survive in any other condition. 10.00


12564. Goldsmith, Rev. J. (Pseud. for Sir Richard Phillips): Geography illustrated on A Popular Plan; for the Use of Schools and Young Persons.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1818. The Eighth Edition. Vol I of two vols.17.5 by 10 cms. xii+360 pp. with seventeen engravings and three folding maps, Asia, British Isles, and England and Wales. A defective copy - 3 maps are mising along with some 6 engravings. In contemporary polished calf with panelled spine, gilt titling and original spine labels. Internally showing wear through use but good overall. A significant textbook of this period with interesting illustrations. 55.00


12438. Guizot, Pauline Mme: Nouveaux Contes.

Paris: Chez Bechet Aine Libraire-Editeur Quai des Augustins No 57, 1823 Second volume only of two volume set. Auteur des Contes intitules, Les Enfans, et de Raoul et Victor, ou l'Ecolier, ouvrage auquel l'Academie francaise a decerne, en 1822, le prix fonde pour l'ouvrage litteraire le plus utile aux moeurs. Tome Second. 354 pp. 3 tissue guarded engraved plates, half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, blind stamped and gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, and fore edges. The ffep has a small stamp of a shield with coronet above, L within, and "Louth" below. the crest stamp is that Randal Plunkett, Viscount Louth 1832-68 the 13th Lord Louth. Contents include, Le Cure de Chavignat, Les Querelles, L'Absence, Le Raccommodement, La Princesse, De la Vie de Nadir Le Desert, Suite du Pauvre Jose, Nanette suite de la Voiture versee, Scaramouche. Internally two pages have a tear, no loss and repairable, there is a very old lightish ink stain affecting part of five pages and some pages of foreedge, otherwise very good. Text in French of course. 45.00


18363. Jefferies, Richard: Wood Magic A Fable.

London: Longman Green and Co, 1907. New impression. 379 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, and vignette. Gold-blocked brown boards. No dustwrapper. There is a small local church library stamp on the ffep. 20.00


16312. John Cumming and George Cowie and Co: An Abridgement of The History of Ireland from the Earliest accounts to the Present Time; on the plan of Dr Goldsmith's History of England;

Dublin: for John Cumming and George Cowie and Co, 1818. For the Use of Schools and Private Education, with exercises at the end of each chapter, and recapitulations at the end of each book and a chronological table. The Second Edition. iv+389 pp. 18 x 11 cm. The front and rear boards are the original calf but the spine is a modern cloth replacement with gilt lining, and reusing the original black and gilt spine label. Internally tight and clean. No author identified. In good condition. This is a rare title. Copac only lists one copy in the UK, at Cambridge. 350.00


13838. John Richie: Golden Apples From Trees of Grace Gathered in many Lands. Pictorial Gospel Narratives.

Kilmarnock: John Richie Publisher of Christian literature, n.d. c.1900. n.p. ( 150) illustrated, hardback, decorative front board, publisher's catalogue at rear, new endpapers, in good tight clean condition. 10.00


11819. Jonson, Ben: The Oriel Historical Reader Book Two Simple Stories from English History Second Series.

Belfast: Marcus Ward's Historical Readers n.d. c.1901 From the Battle of Bosworth to the Present Time. 142 pp. illustrated, hardback, minor wear otherwise in good condition. Stories written for children of eight years, for use in schools and education generally. 10.00


17320. Klickmann, Flora, editor: Outdoor Pictures.

London: T.S.R., c1915. 104 pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Six tissue-guarded mounted plates in colour, a coloured title page, and a host of black and white illustrations throughout the text. The text is a series of essays by different authors on subjects like: "The River Rushing to the Sea", "Some West Country Cottages", "The touch of Autumn's Hand", and the like. Black-blocked brown boards, with coloured print mounted on front board. Inscription, dated1922, on ffep. Overall in good condition. Copac list only five copies in the U.K. / Ireland. 20.00


12618. Lockman, John: A Complete History of England by Question and Answer from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the year 1788.

London: Printed only for S. Crowder in Pater Noster Row 1788 The Fourth Edition corrected, improved, and considerably enlarged. Extracted from the most celebrated English Historians, particularly Rapin, Tindal, Hume, and Smollett and calculated for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Youth of both sexes. 443 pp. with four out of twelve woodcut illustrations called for. There is no indication of other plates having been bound in. Professionally recased in half leather and marbled boards, a new spine label in black with gilt lettering, gilt lining and borders, internally tight, bright clean and unmarked. The final page has had the bottom margin removed but this does not affect the book text, just the final line of printer instructions on placing the plates. This was a popular educational book through the eighteenth century with editions printed by a variety of publishers. This edition by this printer appears to be fairly uncommon. 100.00


8068. Mackenzie, A. W. N: Wolf Cub Tests and How to pass Them.

Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson thirteenth edition 1937. First published 1920. 18.5 by 12.5 cms. 44 pp. illustrated, paper covers, dusty covers, some wear otherwise in good condition. An early survival. 8.00


11951. MacSorley, Catherine Mary: The Island of Saints A Short Sketch of the History of the Church of Ireland for children.

Dublin: APCK 1924. 153 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 15.00


8371. Maxine, David, editor, Shanower, Eric, assistant editor.: Oz-Story Magazine Number Four.

San Diego: Hungry Tiger Press, 1998. 127 + i pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. For all lovers of Oz. Front cover by John R. Neill. Contains Daughters of Destiny - a complete 1906 novel by L. Frank Baum, stories by Baum, Shanower, Denslow, Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Pickens, Ruth Plumly Thompson, and others, and comics by Walt Spouse, and Anna Maria Cool. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition, almost as new. 32.00


16645. McLoughlin Brothers: Game Animals.

New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1886. Bird and Animal Series. Unpaginated. (32 pp.) 27 x 21 cm. Chromolithographed cover and sixteen other full-page chromo plates, with further black and white illustrations in the text. The animal alphabet ends with "T" so may not be complete. Pictorial card front cover. The rear cover is a plain card replacement, and there is a new binding strip. Some pages are dusty, otherwise in good condition, with occasional edge tears. Scarce, only two copies on Copac. 75.00


20076. Miller, Mrs Hugh: Stories of the Dog and his cousins the Wolf, the Jackal, and the Hyena.

London: T. Nelson and Sons 1876. 16 x 11 cm. 206 pp. 34 illustrations gilt and black blocked bevelled edge green boards, ffep removed, showing some wear but a fair copy. The illustrations are nice. 12.00


13247. Nelson & Sons: Nursery Rhymes Series B.

London: Nelson & Sons n.d. c.1880. One of Nelson's Shilling Series Favourite Picture Books for Children. (16pp.) 27 x 21.5 cm. Chromolithographed front cover and eight other full-page chromo plates. Pictorial card covers. Appears complete. A couple of small edge tears. Some light fingering. A small flag drawing on the blank rear of a plate otherwise in fair/good condition. Scarce, not listed on Copac. 75.00


1975. Page, Thomas Nelson: Two Little Confederates.

New York: Scribners 1909. 156pp. illustrated with 8 full page drawings, decorative gilt spine and decorative cover. rear board marked/stained, internally used and a bit grubby in places, as read by a child. 10.00


12328. Parley, Peter ( pseud. for Goodrich, Samuel Grisewold ): Peter Parley's Tales about The Bible to which is added, the Story of Joseph and his Brethren.

London: Printed for T. Allman 42 Holborn Hill. n.d. c.1845 12.5 by 10.5 cms. 184 pp. frontispiece and vignette on the title page. Inscription on ffep,"Eliza Ellis Bird Xmas 1845". Brown boards with new spine professionally laid with new black and gilt spine label. Minor age wear otherwise in good condition. 32 chapters on Biblical history aimed at children. We have been unable to turn up any copies of this specific title on Copac. Goodrich was an American author and politician. The Peter Parley stories ran from 1827-57 covering some 170 vols. of which all but a few were written by him. 50.00


8468. Ramsay, Katherine M.: Song Flowers from "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

London: Gardner Darton & Co. 1897. 27.5 by 24 cms. vi+63 pp. set to music by Katherine M. Ramsay with an introduction by S.R. Crockett and illustrations by Gordon Browne. Blue boards with drawing and title in dark blue on front board, aeg. a little wear, dustiness and rubbing to boards and spine, internally very clean and good, charming illustrations of these 16 songs. 30.00


9973. Raspe, Rudolf Erich: The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen. (Exceeding all other Travellers!!!) Also an Account of A Voyage into the Moon and Dog Star.

London: Printed for and sold by T. Hughes, Ludgate Street, and J. Bysh, Paternoster Row A New and Complete Edition 1826. 20 by 11.5 cms. iv+70+iv+61 pp. coloured frontispiece on the first title page, there was a folding coloured plate facing the title page half of which is missing. In original boards, some edge rubbing, the bottom inch of the spine label is missing, internally clean and tight. The two parts were first published in 1786 and 1792 and this is a good example of an early nineteenth century copy of this popular book. 200.00


12432. Religious Tract Society: Plants.

London: Religious Tract Society, n.d. c.1858. 14 by 11 cms. 160 pp. illustrated, blue boards with decorative blind stamping to boards with gilt vignette to front board, a.e.g. owner's name, "Ellen Bolton Apr 8th 1858," on front pastedown, label for Baxter Binder 49 Bartholomew Close, on rear pastedown. In good condition. Chapters on the seed, the leaf, the flower, the fruit,and the grass. Nature study, profusely illustrated, but with an evangelising perspective. 35.00


15357. Robinson, Margaret M.: Stephen Grattan 's Faith. A Canadian Story.

London: The Religious Tract Society, c1886. 15 by 10.5 cms. iv+64 pp. Coloured chromolithographic frontispiece. hardback, a handwritten inscription to Sarah Cherry , Oct. 1886 on ffep. Showing some grubbiness from use, a well read item. 18.00


12278. Schmid, Christoph von: Der Weihnachtsabend Eine Erzahlung zum Weihnachtsgeschenfe fur Kinder von dem Verfasser der Osterier.

Regensberg: Verlag von Georg Joseph Manz 1846. 160 pp. 16 x 10.5 cm. Marbled boards. Boards are quite edge-rubbed and worn but the binding is tight and the text good. A child has done some drawings dated 1865 on the rear endpapers. German text of course. 15.00


12128. Schmidt, Chanoine: L'Isle des Enfants, Histoire veritable traduite de l'Allemand du Chanoine Schmidt.

A Lyon chez J.F. Rolland, Librairie 1835. 13.5 by 9 cms. Traduit par M.N.D.G. 214 pp. one engraved frontispiece illustration, hardback, polished calf boards with gilt edge pattern, gilt decorated spine, marbled endpapers, a little edge rubbed, corners bumped, some rubbing wear to spine extremities, scuffing to front board with a small loss of surface leather. Internally very clean and tight, owner's name on ffep which has come through a little to the front of the plate, otherwise very good. Owner's name, A.M.Bond. - Annie M. Bond, "to her dear nephew Walter Bond Xmas 1863 along with a stamp of a shield with coronet above, L within, and "Louth" below. The lady is from the McGeough Bond family from Drumsill and The Argory Co. Armagh, the crest stamp refers to Randall Lord Louth. A rather splendid early ninetenth century French childrens' book. The text is in French of course. 55.00


12127. Schmidt, Chanoine: Le Jeune Ermite traduit et imite de l'Allemand du Chanoine Schmidt par M. L'Abbe Laurent.

Paris chez Martial Ardant Limoges a la meme Librairie 1842. 164 pp. two engraved illustrations, hardback, heavily embossed boards with gilt edge ruling, gilt decorated spine, marbled endpapers, a little edge rubbed corners bumped, some rubbing wear to spine extremities with the loss of 1cm of the top of the spine. Internally very clean and tight. Owner's name on half title, "la jeune Annie M. Bond a sou cher neveu Noel 1863", along with a stamp of a shield with coronet above on the front pastedown, L within, and "Louth" below. The lady is from the McGeough Bond family from Drumsill and The Argory Co. Armagh, the crest stamp refers to Randall Lord Louth. A rather splendid early nineteenth century French childrens' book. The first 96 pp. is Le Jeune Ermite, the remainder, Nouveaux Petits Contes du Chanioine Schmidt. Text in French of course. 55.00


12115. Sharman, John: Astronomical Dialogues for the Instruction of Youth.

Dublin: Printed by John Jones, no 40 South Great Georges Street and sold at no. 22, Dawson Street 1821. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 76 pp. Quarter leather with marbled boards. First published in 1810 and no further editions known. Boards showing some wear and rubbing, hinge splitting at the bottom of the rear board, internally tight, clean, unannotated. Framed in question and answer format. In good condition. 45.00


16590. Sullivan, Robert: The Spelling Book Superseded.

Dublin: Sullivan Brothers, 1903. viii + 238 pp. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. Black-blocked green boards. Showing some little wear but in much better condition than school textbooks usually are. In fair/good condition. Produced for use in the Irish National School system. "Godfrey O'Donnell" written inside, in neat copperplate. 10.00


12324. Sunshine, Mercie: The Children's Picture Annual. The Story of a United Family, with their travels and adventures at home and abroad.

London: Ward Lock & Co. n.d. c1878. Second Series. 19 by 14 cms. 88+16 pp. illustrated, hardback, pictorial cover. 16 pp catalogue of the publisher's Juvenile Books. New spine relaid, owner's inscription on the ffep dated new Years Day 1879. This annual ran from 1877-1898. 45.00


12059. Tomlinson, Mrs Charles: First Steps in General Knowledge Part 1 The Starry Heavens.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge n.d. c.1875. 14 by 11 cms. 161 pp. illustrated, embossed, textured boards with gilt title. In very good condition. 15.00


5031. Tourtel, Mary: Rupert and Bill and the Pirates.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. n.d. 19 by 12 cms. Rupert Little Bear Library no 40. Original yellow pictorial board, damaged, with professionally renewed spine and rear board, internally clean and tight, owners inscription, no pagination but complete. Small scissor cut to bottom of final two pages with minor loss in text. A repaired, fair copy of a scarce book. 15.00


11598. Tourtel, Mary: Rupert and Edward and the Circus.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. n.d. 19 by 12 cms. no pagination, ( 58 pp. ) Rupert Little Bear Library no 46. original yellow pictorial board with missing spine, internally tight, some images have been lightly part coloured in. Includes Rupert and the Snowman. 10.00


11597. Tourtel, Mary: Rupert and the Wonderful Boots.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. n.d. 19 by 12 cms. no pagination, ( 58 pp. ) Rupert Little Bear Library no 21. original yellow pictorial board with missing spine, internally tight, one image has been lightly coloured. 10.00


11599. Tourtel, Mary: Rupert and Willy Wispe.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. n.d. 19 by 12 cms. no pagination, ( 58 pp. ) Rupert Little Bear Library no 31. original yellow pictorial board with missing spine, internally loose, many images have been carefully coloured in. 5.00


11600. Tourtel, Mary: Rupert in the Wood of Mystery.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. n.d. 19 by 12 cms. no pagination, ( 58 pp. ) Rupert Little Bear Library no 5. original yellow pictorial board with missing spine, front board detatching, some pages detatched, loose, a couple of stains in text. A poor copy. 5.00


12015. Trimmer, Sarah Kirby: A Description of a Series of Prints taken from the New Testament designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the Rudiments of their Education.

London Printed and Sold by John Marshall n.d. 1796. 10 by 9 cms. 239 pp.+lxiv plates. Two vols bound as one. Professionally rebound in cloth with black and gilt spine title. The first vol has lost the title page and first 24 pages. The plates vol. with its separate title page is complete. Plates dated 1790. The first vol. is a description of these delightful engravings illustrating New Testament history. We have full descriptions of plates 9-64. The British library date this edition to 1796. It was reprinted several times in the early nineteenth century. There is some very old light pencil annotation in the margins of most plates giving them their title. A defective copy showing some wear but a scarce educational book from the end of the eighteenth century. 30.00


16193. Vredenburg, Edric, editor.: Aesop's Fables.

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c1900. The Treasure House Library. 106 + ii pp. 22.5 x 17 cm. Six very nice colour plates, and numerous b/w illustrations, by Ewin Noble. Decorated pictorial front board. Red cloth spine strip. Booklist and Index. No dw. Some wear to inside edge of back board, and some books in booklist are ticked. Contents very clean 20.00


12474. Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co: The Prize for Girls and Boys 1905.

London: Wells Gardner, Darton, & Co., 1905 24 by 18.5 cms.164 pp. illustrated with 13 full page coloured pictures and others in black and white. Issues one to twelve. Red cloth boards with embossed black stamped design with gilt title on the front board. Boards show edgewear which has removed a very small area of red cloth. Internally slightly shaken and clean. Owner's inscription on ffep. The coloured illustrations by an unnamed artist are the epitome of Edwardian charm. 30.00


1070. Wells, Henry P.: City Boys in the Woods, or A Trapping Venture in Maine.

London Chapman and Hall 1890. x+277 pp. profusely illustrated with 104 woodcut illustrations and head and tail pieces to each chapter, gilt vignette of grazing deer on front board. Original cloth gilt over bevelled green boards. A slight stain on rear board otherwise internally very good and clean. Bookplate of William H. Workman of the Belfast shipbuilding family to rear of front board . 15.00


3000. Wernham, John and Cadogan Mary.: The Greyfriars Characters.

Kent, Museum Press 1976. V+198 pp. illustrated, paper covers. The Charles Hamilton Companion Vol 2. Biographies of all the characters for affectionados of these schoolboy stories. in v.g. condition. 15.00


18252. Zechlin, Ruth: Bed-Time Fun for Boys and Girls.

Oxford: Basil Blackwell,1936. Reprinted. 86 pp. 19 x 13 cm. 143 illustrations. Gold-blocked green boards, in a dustwrapper. The dw is price-clipped. "A god-send to those mothers and nurses who are trying to find ways and means of entertaining convalescent boys and girls". 10.00

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