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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


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


1156. Bestall, Alfred: More Rupert Adventures.

Daily Express 1952 24.5 by 18.5cms. 119 pp. A church prize bookplate on f f'e.p. signature on "this book belongs to". 2 small tears, a little damage to very top of spine (a quarter inch) without loss. Not price clipped. Front cover of Rupert on a tree branch waving. overall v.g. 20.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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