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Image for The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children (1796)

The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children (1796)

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Baldwin & Cradock etc: 1832

Seller ID: 80034

Condition: Good


A New Edition, Ornamented with Plates. Frontispiece and vignette title page in each volume. Three volumes in early C19th maroon leather over marbled boards, with spines gummed/attached to text blocks. Leather chipped at head of spine on volume I, all volumes shaken, bookplates and signatures (1842) on endpapers, foxing, fair/good. View more info

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Marion; or, The Smuggler's Wife (1871)

By: Filleul, Marianne

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1880

Seller ID: 02072

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, undated [1880]. Frontispiece. Original dark green cloth, blocked in black and lettered in gilt; pale yellow endpapers. Corners scuffed, otherwise very good. Publisher's catalogue dated 1/10/80 bound in at end. Originally published simply as "by M. F." View more info

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The Magic Mirror Tales for Young and Old (1866 as The Magic Mirror A Round of Tales for Young and Old)

By: Gilbert, William

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Strahan & Co: 1876

Seller ID: 87003

Condition: Fair


Reprint. Eighty-four illustrations by W. S. Gilbert. Original light brown cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt on front board and spine (blocked in blind on rear board); brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Hammersmith Library perforated stamp at foot of title page, with accession stamps etc on verso, no other library marks. Spine sunned, corners rubbed, no half-title, a trifle shaken, fair/good. Undated publisher's catalogue bound in at end. An ex-library copy of... View more info

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The Magic Mirror (1866 as The Magic Mirror A Round of Tales for Young and Old)

By: Gilbert, William

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Maclaren & Co.: 1907

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 89133

Condition: Good


Twenty coloured illustrations. Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in style of illuminated manuscript, with illustration on glazed paper inset in centre of front board. Corners scuffed, spine ends chipped, foxing (especially on prelims), inscription (1951) on recto of frontispiece, good. Whimsical fairy stories by novelist William Gilbert, father of playwright and librettist W. S. Gilbert. View more info

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Up North or Lost and Found in Russia and the Arctic Wastes (1878)

By: Hardy, Janet Gordon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, William P. Nimmo: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02521

Condition: Good


4 plates. Original blue cloth on bevelled boards, intricately blocked in black and gilt; brown endpapers; all edges gilt. Lower corners on spine lightly rubbed, indistinct inscription on front free endpaper, a few smudgy marks on pages, otherwise good++ View more info

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The Rosemary Angel or The Hidden Chalice and Other War Stories (1915)

By: Harris, Mrs Jo [ie Gertrude Marie Harris]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Lowestoft, Jarrold & Sons: 1915

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2389

Condition: Good


Original pink cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and lower parts of boards sunned, otherwise good. Written and published in Lowestoft during the First World War; a collection of stories for children. View more info

Image for Augustin and Wenonda. A Tale for the Young. Translated from the German of Franz Hoffman (1857)

Augustin and Wenonda. A Tale for the Young. Translated from the German of Franz Hoffman (1857)

By: Hoffman, Franz

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Judd & Glass: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: VN0940

Condition: Good


Young Englands' Illustrated Library. Illustrated. Original blindstamped purple cloth, lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Spine and board edges sunned, undated signature in red on front free endpaper, foxing/spotting: good. A juvenile story of settlers in early America: Augustin is a European "pale-face"; Wenonda the son of the chief of the Delaware tribe. View more info

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Tales for My Godson, translated and adapted from the German . . . by Frances M. Wilbraham (1850)

By: Hoffman, Franz, Translated by Frances M. Wilbraham

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J. Masters & Co.: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03174

Condition: Fair


Undated [1850]. Illustrated. Original blindstamped pale blue-grey cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Corners rubbed, chipped on spine ends, a little foxing, undated signature on front free endpaper, fair/good. Publisher's catalogue for July 1850 at end. 6 stories for children: The Golden Locket, The Loyal Heart, The Blind Boy, The Young Robinson Crusoe, "Thou Shalt Not Steal" & A Tale of St Domingo. View more info

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Decision (1824)

By: Hofland, Mrs [Barbara]:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, A. K. Newman: 1845

Seller ID: 01632

Condition: Good


New Edition. Frontispiece. Late C19th rebinding in pale brown cloth; brown leather title label on spine, all edges gilt. Foxing (heavy on prelims and frontispiece), short tear (without loss) at foot of first 3 leaves (half-title, frontispiece, title), otherwise good. View more info

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Philip Okeover's Pagehood A Story of the Peasants' Rising (1907)

By: Hollis, Gertrude

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, S. P. C. K.: 1930

Seller ID: VN0876

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1930. Original illustrated cloth. lightly scuffed, spine faintly sunned, prize plate 91931) on front pastedown, good. A historical novel for children. View more info

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Hugh the Messenger A Tale of the Siege of Calais (1905)

By: Hollis, Gertrude

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, S. P. C. K.: 1909

Seller ID: VN0881

Condition: Good


Undated reprint, c1909. Original illustrated dark green cloth. prize plate 91909) on front pastedown, a little faint tanning to page edges, good. Historical novel for children. View more info

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Red and White A Tale of the Wars of the Roses (1882)

By: Holt, Emily Sarah

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Shaw: 1900

Seller ID: VN0875

Condition: Good


New Edition, undated, c1900. original pinky red cloth. Cloth sunned, new endpapers, pages edges browned throughout, fair/good. Historical novel for children. View more info

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The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century (1891)

By: Holt, Emily Sarah

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw: 1900

Seller ID: VN0883

Condition: Fair


Undated new edition, c1905. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. cloth a little discoloured along leading edge of both boards, undated prize plate on front pastedown, fair. Historical novel for children. View more info

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A Treasury of New Favourite Tales for Young People (1861)

By: Howitt, Mary

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, James Hogg & Sons: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00848

Condition: Good


First Edition, no date [1861]. Illustrated by Palmer and Coleman. Mid C19th black leather with blue and red marbled boards. Spine gummed to text-block: consequently creases upon opening. Edges rubbed and boards grazed; light spotting/foxing throughout; bookplate of Cooper's West End Circulating Library, Reading, on front pastedown, Cooper's Library at foot of spine, good. Contains 2 stories by Mary Howitt: The Lords of Wyven & The Little Peacemaker, and a further 12 stor... View more info

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Tales of Old Travel Re-Narrated by Henry Kingsley (1869)

By: Kingsley, Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03608

Condition: Fair


8 plates & vignette title page. Original green cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Brown endpapers. Rubbed on corners, with chips to cloth at foot of spine; paper on inner joints cracked (but joints tight), bookplate of front pastedown, fair. All plates present but the location of two is different to that given in the List of Plates. View more info

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Higgledy-Piggledy or Stories for Everybody and Everybody's Children (1875)

By: Knatchbull-Hugessen, Rt. Hon. E[dward] H[ugessen]:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01840

Condition: Fair


Illustrated. Contemporary red leather over pink cloth. Corners scuffed, a few marks, light foxing: lacks one plate, chip/split to leather at head of upper hinge, leather rubbed on edges: fair to good copy of this scarce title. View more info

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Dearer Than Life. A Story of the Times of Wycliffe (1884)

By: Leslie, Emma

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, R. T. S.: 1910

Seller ID: VN0879

Condition: Very Good


Undated reprint, c1910. Original illustrated cloth. Clean bright front board; a little foxing in text, prize plate (1910) on front free endpaper, very good. Historical novel for children. View more info

Image for Honesty Seeds and How They Grew; or, Tony Wigston's Firm Bank (1883)

Honesty Seeds and How They Grew; or, Tony Wigston's Firm Bank (1883)

By: Lloyd, J. Sale [Jessie Sale Lloyd]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1883

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: VN2268

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated. Original olive green cloth lettered and illustrated with flowers in gilt, dark green and black; black endpapers; all edges gilt. A few light marks on endpapers, foxing spots, otherwise very good (approaching fine). A juvenile tale by the author of Ruth Everingham, Scamp, We Costelions etc View more info

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Its Own Reward (1886)

By: Lloyd, J. Sale [Jessie Sale Lloyd]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1886

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 89126

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated. Original green cloth, lettered and illustrated in black and green; black endpapers. A couple of small and faint marks on cloth, a little foxing, otherwise fine. A juvenile title by the author of Ruth Everingham, We Costelions, Scamp etc. From a collection belonging to the Lloyd family and probably unread. View more info

Image for The Arabs of Love Lane or Ragamuffins (1880)

The Arabs of Love Lane or Ragamuffins (1880)

By: Lloyd, Jessie Sale

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw: 1885

Seller ID: VN2709

Condition: Fair


Undated reprint, c1885. Original illustrated brown cloth on bevelled boards, lettered in gilt, green decorated endpapers. Lightly scuffed, front free endpaper removed, some browning on pages, fair/good. View more info