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7495. : Chatterbox.

London: Wells Gardner Darton & Co 1913. 25.5 x 19 cm. 412 pp. frontispiece not present, eleven full-page colour plates and numerous other illustrations, many full page black and white. Some wear, boards rubbed, a little shook, but internally good. Authors include H. De Vere Stacpoole, E. Dyke, 10.00


12512. : For a Rainy Day Stories for the Little Ones.

London: Griffith Farran Browne & Co. n.d. c. 1890. 24 by 18.5 cms. no pagination, ( 128 ) illustrated, hardback, pictorial boards, new spine strip, boards worn and rubbed, interior tight but with some light edge browning and dustiness, a fair copy only but with excellent black and white illustrations. Apparently scarce, this title does not show up on Copac. 25.00


11946. : Irish Youth's Manual.

Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son n.d. c.1955. 64pp. hardback, green covers, containing a signed total absinence pledge on the ffep. contains a Life of St. Patrick, Hymns to the Saint, Old Irish Litany of the blessed Virgin, and the short catechism. All both in Irish and English. Boards worn, damage to top of spine a fair copy. 12.00


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


12125. : The Gift Book.

London Glasgow: Collins n.d. c.1920's. 25.5 by 19.5 cms. n.p. ( 44 ) illustrated with 7 coloured and other black and white drawings, hardback, showing a little wear and edge rubbing, otherwise good. 12.00


9129. : The New National Readers Senior.

Dublin: Browne and Nolan n.d. c1914. 208 pp. illustrated. Contains various articles including a description of a voyage by Airship, the Viktoria Louise. Textbooks in the old National Schools were used to death and rarely in our experience survive in better than poor/fair condition. This one is worn, fingered, some pencil annotation, 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. Useful to anyone studying popular education in the nineteenth century 10.00


11653. : The Rover Book for Boys.

London: D.C. Thompson & Co. 1955. 28.5 by 20 cms. 125 pp illustrated, pictorial card covers, some wear, edge rubbing, wear to spine extremities, owner's name on title page dated Xmas 1955, otherwise in good condition, internally clean. 20.00


7401. : The Schoolmistress; or, Instructive and Entertaining Conversations between a Teacher and Her Scholars.

Dublin: Printed by Bentham & Gardiner 40 Westmorland Street 1824. 14 by 9 cms. 174 pp. frontispiece engraving of a street scene with a prominent Savings Bank. Professionally and handsomely rebound recently in half leather with marbled boards, gilt lining and blindstamped edge to leather. The duties of a village schoolmistress and the education of children as focused on a Mrs Malony, a respectable woman in a country village a few miles from Dublin. The copy listed in NLI has no author attribution. 110.00


12095. : The Story of Hiawatha retold from the Poem of Longfellow.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons n.d. c.1912/13. 26 by 20 cms. 64 pp. with eight full page cold mounted colour plates by Innes Fripp, and other drawings, linen cloth spine illustrated front board. Minor wear otherwise in very good condition. School prize plate on front paste down dated Christmas 1913 to Milly Warnock 10.00


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


3069. : Happy Holiday Stories.

London, Juvenile Productions Ltd. n.d. c.1927. 26.5 x 19.5 cm. No pagination. coloured frontispiece and other illustrations. in very clean fresh condition. Lovely colourful front and rear cover of 3 girls, a caravan and a phonograph. 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


11650. : The Educational Series of Story Readers Beginners Class: Stories That Never Grow Old.

The Educational Company of Ireland n.d. pre. 1922? 17.5 by 12 cms. 24 pp. illustrated by K. Maidment, N. Buchanan, softcovers. Babes in the Wood, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Almost no wear from school use. Eight black and white illustrations, three full page. After 1922 the Educational Co. was usually described as Dublin and Belfast. This item may be pre 1922 but could be later 1930's/40's. We can't be sure, but a nice survival. 10.00


3138. : The Oxford Annual for Girls.

London: Oxford University Press, 1938. 192pp, 25 x 19 cm. Coloured frontispiece, and three other coloured plates, by D.L.Mays, Edith Brier, Margaret Horder, and M.L.Yardley, plus black and white illustrations. No d.w. In good condition. 10.00


15214. A. I. C. S.: Help for the Little Ones.

Newport: Stow Hill Tract Depot, c1880. iv+192 pp. 13.5 x 9.5 cm. A Brethren title. Brown boards with gilt title to front board. Showing some wear, title page a bit grubby, but a tight copy. 20.00


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


3603. Bestall, Alfred: Rupert Annual 1955.

London, Express Newspapers 1955. 28.5 by 21.5 cms. 107pp. illustrated by John Harrold. Name in the "this book belongs to". Price clipped. Crossword completed in ink. A crease in p.71. The front board shows Rupert hiking in a field. The copy is in very good fresh condition overall. Purest nostalgia for those of us who had these years as children! 60.00


3740. Bestall, Alfred: Rupert Annual 1971.

London, Daily Express 1971. 28.5 by 21.5 cms. 115pp. Name in the "this book belongs to", price clipped, corners bumped, a little worn. The front board shows Rupert with bucket and spade looking into a cave. A fair+ copy. 15.00


11569. Bestall, Alfred: Rupert Annual 1973.

London, Daily Express 1973. 28.5 by 21.5 cms. 115pp. No name in the "this book belongs to", price clipped. The front board shows Rupert sitting in a tree with his friends . A very good copy. 15.00


7537. Bestall, Alfred: Rupert Annual 1980.

London: Express Newspapers 1980. 28.5 by 21.5 cms. 92pp. illustrated by John Harrold. Owner's signature otherwise a very good copy. 12.00


12593. Blackie & Son: Blackie's New Code Irish School Arithmetic Fifth Standard and Sixth Standard.

Dublin: Blackie & Son n.d. c.1900. Two School Text Books. each16.5 by 10.5 cms. 80pp. 120pp. green paper covers. Textbooks in the old National Schools were well used. These have dusty covers and one has a bit of fingering otherwise fair/good. 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


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


17127. Brereton, Lt-Colonel F.S.: A Knight of St. John A Tale of the Seige of Malta.

London: Blackie and Son, c1910. 384 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Six illustrations by William Rainey, 1852-1936. Pictorial blue boards. Slightly bruised corners, and the name "Honor Atkinson" neatly written on the ffep. The Atkinsons lived in Mullartown House, Annalong, Co Down. Overall in good condition. 15.00


14806. Byron, Lord: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

London: Edward Arnold, 1897. Arnold's British Classics for Schools. 236 pp. 18 x 11.5 cm. Edited by the Rev. E.C. Everard Owen. Four maps, one of which is neatly coloured in. Hardback, showing a little wear but overall fair. 10.00


7964. Byron, May: J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

London: Hodder and Stoughton 13th imp. Sept. 1949. Retold by May Byron for little people with the permission of the author. 123 pp. illustrations by Arthur Rackham 6 colour plates and 15 black and white drawings in the text. In a protected dustwrapper. the spine has a little fading at top and bottom. The dustwrapper has wear, is priceclipped, some tears, small loss at spine top and bottom bus is now is now protected. A little light spotting on the first few pages. A book which has had some wear but is generally good. 15.00


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


11882. Chesterton, Thomas: The Manual of Drill and Wand Exercises with or without Music.

London: Gale & Polden Second Edition revised and enlarged 1912. 18 by 12.5 cms. xiv+86 pp. illustrated from photographs. card covers. For use in elementary and secondary schools, evening continuation schools, gymnastic classes, Boys Brigades, etc. Photos include the festival of Empire national Physical Display at Crystal Palace July 1st 1911. The covers show a little wear and dustiness otherwise very good. Physical exercises for young people using wands. Fairly scarce. 40.00


3134. Child's Own: The Child's Own Annual

London: Child's Own Magazine n.d. c.1932. 24.5 by 118.5 cms. 96pp. coloured frontispiece, 1 coloured plate and other drawings. Cloth spine. frontispiece duplicated on cover. In very good condition Plates by Florence Leicester and Hilda M. Lambert. 98th annual Volume. 10.00


12260. Chilton, Charles: Second Round-Up with the Riders of the Range.

London: Juvenile Productions Ltd incorporating the Thames Publishing Co. n.d. (1952). From the famous Radio Feature. By Special Arrangement with "The Eagle" comic. 96 pp. 26.5 x 20 cm. Illustrated, five full-page colour plates, in pictorial laminated boards with red linen spine strip, in a relaid dustwrapper. 15.00


6536. Chisholm, Louey: The Golden Staircase Poems and Verses for Children.

London: T.C.& E.C. Jack. n.d. c.1906. xxi+361 pp.An anthology with pictures by Minnie Dibdin Spooner, 16 colour plates. Spooner ft.1893-1927, was a portrait painter and etcher, drew for children's books and was the wife of the artist C. S. Spooner. A 1909 school prize plate on front pastedown. New professionally bound spine, old repair to prelim page,a little fingered in places otherwise good. 65.00


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


8837. Collins, Jack: Clowning Around For Children.

A Supreme Magic Publication 1979. 24.5 by 18.5 cms. 71 pp. illustrated, card covers. The author's professional name is Weedy the Clown. A very small tear, one cm. affecting the first 44 pp. has been repaired. 10.00


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. 55.00


12421. Croxall, Samuel: The Fables of Aesop with Instructive Applications.

London: Allman and Son n.d. 13.5 by 8.5 cms. xvi+268+4 pp. illustrated with one hundred engravings, one of which is a folded frontispiece, hardback, in an embossed faded, blind stamped blue cloth, internally some old light pencil annotation on pastedowns, but no marking elsewhere, some dustiness from use, but otherwise a good used copy, the woodcut illustrations to most fables are chapbook style and the book has charm as a popular educator. 45.00


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


8935. Dublin Tract Repository, McCheyne, Rev. R. M.: To The Lambs of the Flock.

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 8 in the "Select Series". Slightly abridged and revised from, "McCheyne's Remains". McCheyne, a famous Dundee evangelist, died 1843. 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. 25.00


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


11649. Eaton, F: The Educational series of Story Readers Junior Class: Mrs Brownie.

The Educational Company of Ireland n.d. pre. 1922? 17.5 by 12 cms. 24 pp. illustrated by K. Maidment, softcovers. A story about a hen, a boy and some ducks. Some wear from school use. Four black and white illustrations, one full page and very attractive. After 1922 the Educational Co. was usually described as Dublin and Belfast. This item may be pre 1922 but could be later 1930's/40's. We can't be sure, but a nice survival. 10.00


12453. Edgeworth, Maria: The History of Susan Price, commonly called Simple Susan.

Belfast: Printed and Published by Simms & McIntyre Stereotype Edition, c1840(?) 142 pp. 13.5 x 8.5 cms. Leather spine and marbled boards. The marbled paper is a replacement by our binder to match as closely as possible the fragment which had survived. There are a few brown spots on a few of the rear pages. The front pastedown has a small stamp of a shield with coronet above, "L" within, and "Louth" below: the crest stamp of Randal Plunkett, Viscount Louth 1832-68, the 13th Lord Louth. Presumably this was one of his schoolbooks? Copac only list one copy of this title in the Nat. Univ. of Wales, and none in the BL. There does not appear to be a copy in the NLI. 95.00


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


15880. Giraud, S. Louis, producer.: The Story of Jesus.

London: Strand Publications, c.1938. Bookano Living Pictures Series Books. 28+32+22 pp. with nine three- dimensional pop-up pictures. All complete. 25 x 19 cm. Text by F Lucy Rudson Brown, illustrations by Eileen M. Watts. No dustwrapper, minor wear/rubbing to boards but overall good. A relatively early example of pop-ups. 25.00


13944. Gleit, Maria: Child of China.

London: Oxford University Press, 1958. Oxford Children's Library. 188 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. First Published in 1939, reprinted 1948. Translated by EF Peeler and illustrated by Walter Holz. Jacket design by William Stobbs. Silver-blocked green boards. Foxing at end and on page edges. Dw professionally relaid. 15.00


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


9782. Goodall, George: Philip's Elementary Atlas of Comparative Geography.

London: George Phillip & Son 1950. 19th enlarged and revised edition. 40+16 pp. 27.5 x 23 cm. A school atlas, red boards, two small stamps from an Education Authority, otherwise in very good condition. 10.00


2734. Griffin, F.W.W.: Always a Scout.

London, The Faith Press. July 1932. 154 pp. d.w. v.g. maintaining Scouting Movement principles into and through adulthood. 10.00


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


11730. Hall, Madeline: Nobody Knows.

London: Frederick Warne & Co. n.d. c. 1900/10 ? 14 by 20 cms. 74 pp. illustrated by Hall. spine and corners done in blue textured cloth with pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, showing some wear, light edge fingering in a few places, 23 full page coloured illustrations, illustrated title page and the decorated endpapers with charming illustrations of familiar nursery rhymes wherein the characters are animals dressed as humans. She was a very accomplished illustrator and these are utterly charming. We have no details about her. 35.00


17461. Irving, Constance and Noel: A Child's Book of Hours.

London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, c1921. First Edition. 16 pp. 37.5 x 24.5 cm. Thirteen coloured illustrations of a child's day, from 8am to 7pm, with Frontispiece and Foreword, and lots of headpieces, tailpieces, and embellishments. Text in verse. The very heavy boards are printed brown, red, and silver, with a brown binding strip. The heavy card pages are individually hinged on linen strips. Binding is tight. Slight wear to corners of boards, which are slightly grubby, but internally very bright. Please note: the unpackaged weight of this book is approximately 1,700 g. 65.00


5916. Isbister and Co.: The Sunday Magazine 1900.

London: Isbister and Co, 1900. 24 by 18 cms. 856 pp. illustrated. Contains serials, short stories, sketches, religious papers, literature, biographical papers, childrens', social and missionary papers, poetry etc. Illustrators include Brock, Piffard, Millar, Twidle, etc. One illustrated article by Spurgeon on the Christian Endeavour Society Its History and its Work. Slightly shaken otherwise in good condition. A heavy book. 20.00


11631. Jackson, Alice F: Little Nell retold for children by Alice F. Jackson.

London and Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack n.d. c.1910 183 pp. illustrated in colour by F.M.B. Blaikie, hardback, brown boards with an illustration of Nell and her grandfather on a country lane. The eight full page colour illustrations are particularly attractive. The Children's Dickens. 15.00


15277. Jackson, G. Gibbard: The Railway Book.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd, 1925. 160 pp. 24 x 20 cm. Five of six coloured plates present. Lots of really good illustrations in text. Pictorial boards, no dw. Belfast Royal Academy bookplate - awarded to Wilbur Hunter 1925. Spine faded, slight wear to corners, and occasional discolouration of paper. 20.00


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


13028. Kingsley, Charles: Westward Ho! or the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh Knight of Burrough in the County of Devon in the Reign of her most glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

London: George Harrup & Co. reprinted July 1935. 25 by 19 cms.634 pp. illustrated with sixteen coloured illustrations by Ellis Silas, hardback, no d.w. spine a bit faded showing minor wear, one small nick in spine edge, otherwise in very good condition. A classic children's story. Silas was born in London and was an official War painter to the Australian Government in WW1. He was a good landscape and seascape painter but illustrated comparatively few books. 15.00


17627. Kipling, Rudyard: The Two Jungle Books.

London: MacMillan & Co., Limited, 1926. Thin paper edition, first reprint. xi + 576 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Profusely illustrated with initial letters, chapter heads and tails, full-page illustratons, and coloured frontispiece. Richmond Lodge School, Belfast, quarter-leather prize binding. Six-panelled spine with gold-blocked green title label. Black leather and blue cloth. All edges gilt. Front board has name of school, and motto. Ffep is inscribed to Archie Taylor, 1932. In very good condition. 32.00


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


9989. Lang, Alice: Ivan and Esther A Tale of Jewish Life in Russia.

London: The Religious Tract Society n.d.c.1900. 159 pp, decorative front board and spine, frontispiece illustration and three others, ffep removed otherwise in very good condition. A novel set in Astrakhan focused on conversion to Christianity. 10.00


18269. Leighton, Robert: Coo-ee! A Story of Peril and Adventure in the South Seas.

London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1911. The Scout Library No 10. 256 pp. 20 x 13.5 cm. 8 illustrations. Pictorial boards. Some foreedge spotting, otherwise in good condition. These were books of instruction and general interest for Boy Scouts. 10.00


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


3599. MacDonald, George: Papa's Story and Other Tales.

Colorado, Bookmakers Guild 1986. Quarto, xi+124pp. edited with an introduction by Mary Dorset, illustrations by Don Borie. no d.w. v.g. 10.00


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


11940. McCulloch, J.M: A Series of Lessons, in Prose and Verse, progressively arranged; intended as an introduction to the "Course of Elementary Reading in Science and Literature."

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd twenty first edition 1849. xii+222 pp. in original calf boards, boards a bit edge rubbed, wear to spine extremities, spine label missing, small area of calf missing at the top right corner of the spine, internally tight, clean and in very good condition. One of this publishers Government Schoolbooks, a list of which is on the front pastedown and ffep. 45.00


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


3761. Meyer, L.C: Near home or Europe Described.

London, Longmans green 6th ed. 1902. 16.5 by 11 cms. xxiii+535 pp. illustrated. A book about the countries of Europe, for children, through the eyes of Protestantism. 10.00


18068. Milne, A.A.: Winnie-the-Pooh.

London: Methuen, 1999 A special facsimile edition of the first edition of 1926. xi + 158 pp. 19.5 x 12.5 cm. Illustrations by E. H. Shepard. Gold-blocked green boards, in illustrated card wrapper. 18.00


9990. Morris, Mowbray: Tales of The Spanish Main.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1901. xx+357 pp. folding map, illustrations by Gutzon-Borglum, a.e.g. black boards with gilt drawing of a ship within gilt ropework borders on front board. Boards a little rubbed and faded, owner's inscription on ffep, some wear but generally good. 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


14327. O'Grady, Standish.: The Chain of Gold. A Tale of Adventure on the West Coast of Ireland.

Talbot Press Dublin n.d. 304pp. frontispiece illustration, red pictorial boards, some foreedge spotting otherwise good. A story for children. 20.00


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. 95.00


11733. Pickering, Hy.: The Finest of the Wheat Gathered from many fields and garnered for the pleasure and profit of young folks.

Glasgow: Pickering and Inglis n.d. c. 1928. 21.5 by 16.5 cms. n.p. ( 100pp ) illustrated, hardback, decorative covers, rubbing and wear to spine extremities, some wear otherwise, in fair/good condition. Devoted to child evangelisation, stories about salvation, nice illustrations. 8.00


18079. Rae, Gwynedd: Mary Plain Goes Bob-A-Jobbing.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961. Second impression. 120 pp. 19 x 14.5cm. Six illustrations by Irene Williamson. Black-blocked light green boards, without the original duswrapper. Protected in a modern glassine d.w. In very good condition. A scarce item. 35.00


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


7215. Roberts, Charles G. D: The Heart of the Ancient Wood.

London & Toronto 1925. viii+234 pp. with six illustrations by Dorothy Burroughes. Green boards with gilt vignette of a bear, no dustwrapper, apart from some light spotting to the ffep, in very good bright condition. A book for children of all ages about the wildlife of the Canadian forest. 12.00


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


12563. Roscoe, Randolph. editor: The Amaranth, A Literary Present for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Young.

London: Renshaw and Company, 1836. 318 pp. 16 x 10 cm. With seven engraved plates, hardback, in heavily embossed decorative boards and spine, showing a fair bit of wear, rubbing, wear to spine extremities, some browning internally. A fair copy. The usual mix of articles and stories, most anonymous. Mrs S.C. Hall, Mr Malcolm Campbell, Miss Mitford, Mrs Opie, Basil Hall are contributors. 23.00


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


3146. Schoolgirl's Annual: The Schoolgirl's Annual 10.

London: c1932. 28 by 21.5 cms. 128pp. Edited by Flora Klickmann. Coloured frontispiece, and 3 other coloured plates, black and white illustrations, cloth spine. In fairly good condition but some wear to boards and a bit shook. A small one inch diameter cirle has been removed from the image on the front cover of a hockey match in progress. 12.00


3140. Schoolgirl's Annual: The Schoolgirl's Annual 2.

London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., c1923. 127pp. 28 x 21.5 cm. Edited by Flora Klickmann. Coloured frontispiece, and 3 other coloured plates, and black and white illustrations. Many lovely little drawings by Louis Wain. Front board has illustration of blonde girl with hockey stick. Blue cloth spine. Wear to edges of boards and corners, but internally in good condition. 20.00


3141. Schoolgirl's Annual: The Schoolgirl's Annual 7.

London: c1929. 28 by 21.5 cms. 128pp. Edited by Flora Klickmann. Coloured frontispiece, and 3 other coloured plates, black and white illustrations, blue cloth spine. In good condition, except a bit shook and a little wear to edges of boards. Illustrators include Maude Angell and P.B.Hickling. Nice cover of girl in snow with skates. 15.00


13723. Scott, AL: Walter Stephen's Crown.

London: The Religious Tract Society, c1895. 80 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Green- red- and gold-blocked green boards. No dw. Superb chromolithograph frontispiece of five boys in a tree and four boys on the ground. Very nice head and tail pieces. Roughly opened in places. Name "RF Dickson" neatly written on front free endpaper. Book is stapled, not sewn, and there are traces of rust in inner hinges, o/w very good condition. 15.00


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. 95.00


3156. Shaw: Our Darlings.

John F. Shaw (1928) & Co. n.d. c.1920's 24 by 18.5 cms. 192pp. Frontispiece and eleven other coloured plates, black and white and coloured illustrations. Nice front cover of boy and goat in a garden. There is an Ovaltine advert on rear cover. red cloth spine, slight bumping, rear joint slightly tender, but not much wear. The coloured plates are very attractive. Illustrators include,C.E. Patterson, Edith Harries, Atwell, A. Pearne. This annual started in 1893 and ran on well into the 1920's. 15.00


3070. Shaw, Catherine.: Sunday Sunshine.

London John F. Shaw n.d. c.1935. 25 by 19 cms. no pagination, four coloured plates and other illustrations. lovely colourful cover of two children with cats and kittens in a garden. illustrators include, Wm E. Evans, S.L. Venus, A.B.Whyte.some foreedge spotting but a clean tight copy but for a little corner bumping. dated inscription on fep, Christmas 1936. 15.00


18196. Smith, R. Cadwallader: Hedgeways and Hedgerows.

London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, c1929. Cassell's "Eyes and No Eyes" Series Book X. 84 pp. 17.5 x 12.5 cm. With eight full-page coloured plates and other illustrations. Semi-matt card covers, printed black. In good condition. 10.00


12047. South, Roland & Walker, Gerry: The Odd Adventures of Pip the Peke

Stockport: Rowland Berry & Co. 1944. A Romiley production. One of the Pip Books for children first published 1944. 22.5 by 14.5 cms. 22pp. illustrated, includes a 9pp extra item of pages printed by their carbon offset reproduction process allowing children to draw their own stories. We have not come across this series before. In very good clean tight condition. 15.00


18381. Stead, W. T.: The First Birdie Book. With Bewick's Engravings.

London: Review of Reviews Office, c1900. Books for the Bairns - No. 50, edited by W.T. Stead. (2) + 60 + (4) pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated with 48 engravings. Index. Paper covers. Some wear, otherwise good. Copac lists only 1 copy, in the National Library of Scotland. 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


12245. The Boys Own Paper: The Boys Own Annual Vol. XV, 1892-1893

London: Boys Own Paper Office 1892-1893. issues no. 716 October 1st, 1892 to no. 768, Saturday September 30th. 1893. 29 by 21 cms. xii+838 pp. illustrated with 8 coloured plates, some tissue guarded and others folded, as well as many illustrations in the text. Red pictorial boards black decoration and gilt titling, one folding plate worn along an edge, the final seven pages of the last number are missing, as are the contents pages, thus an incomplete copy, stories complete, hinges strengthened, otherwise a good copy. The annual never included the Christmas or Summer special issues. Contents include, "Rodolphe de Gortz or the Castle of the Carpathians", by Jules Verne, "Unseen Depths A Story of Plantation Life in Ceylon", by David Ker, "The Smugglers Beacon" by Henry Frith," by A. R. Hope, "Tom Dick and Harry A School Story," by Talbot Baines Reed, "The Silver Whistle by Rev. A.N. Malan " "The Merry Swiss Boots by A. R. Hope, "Afloat in a Volcano A Story of the Pacific Ocean", by David Ker, the Banjo and how to play it, Choir Schools, Boy Life in Australia, How to make electric bells and how to make a Telephone.and numerous others. The Verne was first published in Paris in 1892 and in England in 1893, the illustrations used are from the French edition. It was one of 16 of his stories published in the paper. The BOP was founded in 1879 and was the most popular childrens magazine ever issued in the UK. The Annuals still provide a great read for "boys" of any age. 75.00


11228. The Educational Company of Ireland: The Province Readers Munster - Historical. Geographical. Industrial. Biographical.

Dublin and Cork: The Educational Company of Ireland, c1900/10. 124 pp. Illustrated, map, hardback, some age toning on endpapers, minor wear, otherwise good. Designed for use in schools. 10.00


14310. The Pilgrim Press: Young England An Illustrated Magazine for Boys Throughout the English-Speaking World.

London: The Pilgrim Press Forty-Eighth Annual Volume 1924,1925. 256 pp. 27 x 19 cm. Illustrated with two coloured plates and others. Decorative front boards. A little rubbing to boards otherwise in good condition. Real Boys Own stuff. 12.00


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. 22.00


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


12211. Trimmer, Mrs Sarah: Fabulous Histories Designed for the Instruction of Children, Respecting their Treatment of Animals.

London: J.G. & E. Rivington, 1838. New edition. iv+164 pp. 18 x 11 cm. Bount in contemporary black calf, the front board blind stamped with,"Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge". Gilt lines and title to spine. Owner's name on front pastedown, Annie M. Bond, along with a stamp of a shield with coronet above, L within, and "Louth" below. The lady is almost certainly from the McGeough Bond family from The Argory Co. Armagh, the crest stamp may refer to Viscount Louth? Two inscriptions to ffep, "Anne Bond April 4th 1839" and, "To her dear loved Randal Plunkett 1877" dated 1877, internally very tight and bright, a nice copy. 50.00


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. 95.00


13690. Ward Lock & Co Limited.: The Wonder Book of Ships.

London: Ward Lock & Co Limited, c1939. 17th edition. 25 x 19cm. 264pp. with 8 colour plates and c.300 illustrations, decorative endpapers. Front cover colour illustration of the Queen Mary. Some minor edge rubbing to boards otherwise very good. Excellent illustrations. 15.00


13696. Waugh, Rev. Benjamin, editor: The Sunday Magazine

London: Ibister and Company, 1886. 840 pp. 23.4 x 17 cm. Lovely illustrations. Decorative endpapers, heavy bevelled boards, a.e.g. Wear to spine extremities, and some fading to boards. A fair/good copy. . 23.00


12173. Weatherly, Fred E: Through the Meadows.

London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, c1885. 64 pp. 23 x 18 cm. Illustrated by M.E. Edwards, vignettes by J. C. Staples. 24 full-page coloured illustrations, to illustrate childrens poems. Utterly charming. Hardback, illustrated coversa little light fingering in margins here and there. Illustrations all in lovely condition. 75.00


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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