Christmas Gift Ideas / Children's Books
DAHL Roald (1981)
George's Marvellous MedicineEnquire
First edition. Illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. Publisher's blue cloth, with gilt lettering and publisher's device to spine, dust jacket illustration by Quentin Blake. Near fine copy, with some sunning to spine. London, Jonathan Cape,
RACKHAM Arthur (1913)
Mother Goose the Old Nursery RhymesEnquire
Coloured frontispiece and twelve coloured plates with tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, First edition, limited to eleven hundred and thirty copies, signed by the illustrator, large 4to., recently rebound in full green crushed goatskin gilt, Mother Goose pictorially gilt to the upper board, spine with 5 raised bands with single gilt rules and gilt dotted lines, t.e.g., others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, signed by The Chelsea Bindery. Heinemann, London.
CLEMENS S.L. as,; 'Mark Twain' (1893)
The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and other new storiesEnquire
First English edition. 8vo., with the preliminary advertisement leaf preceding half-title and the final 32-page Chatto & Windus catalogue dated March 1893, in original red pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt and black. London, Chatto & Windus.
BALLANTYNE R.M (1858)
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific OceanEnquire
Colour printed frontispiece, pictorial title and six plates after drawings by the author, First edition, first issue. 8vo., original blue ripple-grain cloth, covers stamped in blind and front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, London, T.Nelson and Sons.
KIPLING Rudyard (1894)
The Jungle BookEnquire
Frontispiece, with tissue guard, further illustrations throughout by John Lockwood Kipling, W.H. Drake and P. Frenzeny. First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth with pictorial design in gilt, edges in gilt, dark blueish green coated endpapers. London, MacMillan & Co.
KIPLING Rudyard (1908)
The Jungle Book. With Illustrations in colour by Maurice and Edward DetmoldEnquire
Frontispiece, with tissue guard, and 15 full-page illustrations after watercolours by Edward and Maurice Detmold. First Detmold edition. 8vo., original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper board lettered and blocked in gilt, top edge in gilt. London, MacMillan and Co.
MILNE A.A (1926)
Illustrated by E.H. Shepard. First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt pictorial covers, top edge gilt, map endpapers, pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy, price clipped dust-wrapper with small and neat ownership inscription to preliminaries. London, Methuen and Co.