RUPERT ANNUAL. A DAILY EXPRESS PUBLICATION 1976. 4to. Original color pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers and full color illustrations. Mary Tourtel's "Rupert The Bear" Annuals first appeared in 1920. The popular series of annuals were continued after her death in 1948 by Alfred Bestall and other artists. Someone has traced a fine red line on the puzzle maze on page 60 otherwise a near MINT copy with the title page price of 90P still unclipped.
TWO COPIES OF MILLIONS OF CATS. BY WANDA GA'G. New York: Coward McCann, 1928. Oblong 4tos. Original pictorial boards. Copy No.1: First edition, first issue (Jersey City imprint on copyright page - see enlargement 4). Imperfect, this copy has been bound up at the printers lacking four (of 16) leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Copy No.2: First edition, second issue. A COMPLETE copy but the front free endpaper and title page each have a jagged tear measuring approximately 2 1/2 inches in leng ...click for details
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON. BY KENNETH GRAHAME. ILLUSTRATED BY ERNEST H. SHEPARD. (New York): Holiday House, (1938). 8vo. Pictorial cloth with printed paper label on spine. Original pictorial dust jacket. Designed by Helen Gentry. Printed by W.E. Rudge's Sons. Black and white illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. FIRST EDITION. A very fine copy in slightly worn dust jacket.
FIRST WHISPER OF 'THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS' BY KENNETH GRAHAME. Edited, With An Introduction, by ELSPETH GRAHAME. Philadelphia, J.P.Lippincott, (1945). FIRST EDITION. 12mo. Original cloth with pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated. The story of how the classic tale THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS came into being. The story was first set down in a series of letters to Grahame's young son Alastair, or, "Mouse" when he was on a visit to the seaside. A fine copy.
THE STORY OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. RETOLD FROM PERRAULT. ILLUSTRATIONS BY PRIMROSE. Chicago: Willcox & Follett Co., 1946. Square 8vo. Pictorial boards in original pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with fine LITHOGRAPHED color illustrations by Primrose McPherson Paschal. Please see enlargements for details. According to an account of this book in "The Art & Life of Primrose Mcpherson Paschal", page 19, it is stated that Primrose chose her friends as models - "Little Red R ...click for details
THE CUCKOO CLOCK. By Mrs. MOLESWORTH. LONDON & N.Y.:Dent & Dutton, 1954. FIRST EDITION. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated by Ernest H.Shepard with four color plates and twenty black and white illustrations. Original pictorial cloth binding in color pictorial dust jacket. A very fine copy.
POOH'S COUNTING BOOK. By A.A.MILNE. Illustrations by E.H.Shepard. New York: E.P.Dutton, 1982. Square 16mo. Original pictorial boards in dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Black and white illustrations - each page with blue borders and numbers. A mint copy. First American edition.
THE FLYING CARPET. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1925). 4to. Original cloth. A Collection of short stories and poems by various authors such as: A.A.Milne; Hugh Lofting (an original DR.DOLITTLE story); Walter De La Mare; James Barrie, etc. There are 4 mounted color plates by HAROLD EARNSHAW; H.M.BROCK; SUSAN PEARSE; and MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL. There are numerous black and white illustrations by various artists including: E.H.SHEPARD; T.HEATH ROBINSON; A.H.WATSON; et al. FIRST EDITION. A v ...click for details
QUALITY STREET. A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS BY J.M.BARRIE. Illustrations By Hugh Thomson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1913). 4to. Original pictorial gilt cloth. Contains 22 beautiful color plates each mounted on heavy stock and each with a protective captioned and illustrated guard. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Pictorial endpapers. The spine is darkened and there is some water damage to the lower edge of each cover (please see photo enlargements). The contents are i ...click for details
PETER RABBIT AND HIS PA. By Louise A. Field. With Illustrations by Virginia Albert. Akron: Saalfield, (1916). 8vo. Original pictorial boards. Title page and eight illustrations in full color plus black and white drawings throughout the text. Decorative initials in red. This is an extremely fine copy rarely found in this condition. There are a couple of minor stains on the front cover but the contents are in perfect condition and appear to never have been read. The pages are clean and fresh and t ...click for details