Children's & Illustrated

Raphael Tuck (Publisher)
£45.00

With Father Tuck in Playtime

Non-Fiction
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A most charming Edwardian children's pop-up picture book. With eight illustrated poems describing a child's day.

Gillian Whaite
£85.00

Toys From and Artist's Childhood (Signed Copy)

Non-Fiction
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A charming collection of depictions of the Artist's childhood toys, with reminiscences accompanying each image.

Giambattista Basile
£80.00

Stories from the Pentamerone

Fiction
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This collection of folk tales was first published in Naples, in the Neapolitan dialect, by Giambattista Basile (died C. 1637) They are believed to have been collected mainly in Venice and Crete.

"B.B." (Denys J. Watkins-Pitchford)
£18.00

The Fisherman's Bedside Book

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A compilation of essays, sketches and verse on all aspects of fishing by over 80 contributers. These include Isaak Walton, Arthur Ransome, Thoreau and many others.

Eleanor Farjeon
£40.00

Cherrystones

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Charming poems for children, based on the traditional cherry stone counting rhyme.

Muriel Levy
£50.00

The Adventures of Wonk: Strawberries and Cream

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Contains two adventures of Peter and Wonk, "Adventure in the Night," and "Strawberries and Cream."

Noel Streatfield, Arthur Ransome et al
£40.00

Puffin 50th Anniversary Storybook Box

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"Ten great Puffins of the past for children of the present." From a scarecrow to a cave boy, ballet to sailing, and a very clever spider.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne et al
£25.00

Boys' Own Adventures, Penguin Box Set

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A collection of classic adventure stories for young and old. From pirates to dinosaurs, spies to soldiers.

Britta-Lisa Joutsen
£12.00

Lingonberries in the Snow

Fiction
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An American girl travels to Finland with her family and soon makes friends with a classmate. A warm-hearted tale of Finnish customs and magical countryside.

E. J. Detmold
£60.00

The Book of Baby Dogs

Non-Fiction
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A charming and whimsical look at the puppies of 19 breeds of dog, each accompanied by a sweet painting and description. Perhaps once intended as a special children's gift, this book would surely be treasured by dog-lovers of any age.

Evelyn Cecil
£28.00

Children's Gardens

Non-Fiction
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A comprehensive and most charming guide to creating and maintaining a garden, especially aimed at enthusing children with the joys such a pastime. can bring. After an introduction, the book is divided into sections covering each of the four seasons. The many photographs, of gardens, individual plants and little Edwardian gardeners really bring alive the sound practical advice and historical period. One photograph shows the gardens at Swiss cottage in the grounds of Osborne house that Queen Victoria had laid out in equal size plots for each of her nine children. These can be seen unchanged today. Little excerpts from poems illuminate the text. However, the advice for children to use red lead to stop mice eating seeds may not be so welcome now!

Emett of Punch
£30.00

Engines, Aunties and Others

Non-Fiction
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Whimsical and charming cartoons by Punch contributor Rowland Emett. Although published in wartime, this is British humour from perhaps a gentler age.

William Shakespeare
£150.00

Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet

Plays
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In Shakespeare's longest play, Hamlet Prince of Denmark tries to exact revenge on his Uncle Claudius; who has killed Hamlet's father and married his mother to seize the throne.

Captain W. E. Johns
£180.00

The Rescue Flight

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A Biggles adventure set over the battlefields of WW1. "The story tells of a plan formed by certain young flying officers for rescuing British prisoners from behind German lines, and of the astonishing adventures that befell them carrying it out."

Christina Rossetti
£75.00

Goblin Market

Poetry
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Christina Rossetti's charming narrative poem. Telling the story of how Laura and Lizzie are tempted by fruit from Goblin market stalls. This edition contains a beautiful painting and small drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham.

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