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Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things : A Celebration of Australian Illustrated Children's Books

by O'Conor, J

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Used - Elegant bookplate on front pastedown endpaper,
Published
2009
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Cloth, gilt cover illustration, 4to, 28 cm,
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Miegunyah Press State Library of Victoria, Carlton, Vic Melbourne, Vic, [first edition, 2009. Cloth, gilt cover illustration, 4to, 28 cm,. ix, [1], 261 pp, [1], ills (chiefly colour). From the blurb - "Lazy Bottersnikes in outback rubbish tips, Sir Pronoun’s dilemma about standing in Miss Noun’s place and the story of how Jack built a house, a… Read more about this item
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Little Wide-Awake : An Anthology from Victorian Children's Books and Periodicals in the Collection of Anne and Fernand G. Renier

by Renier, A. ; Renier, F.G. ; Vries, L. de

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Used - Near Very Good in slightly fingersoiled and price-clipped dustwrapper
Published
1967
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Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,
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Arthur Barker, London, first edition, 1967. Cloth, 4to, 27 cm,. 240 pp, numerous ills (some colour). From the blurb: "Amongst the finest treasures of the Victorian era are the children's books with their wonderful stories, poems and illustrations. From one of the larger private collections of Victorian children's books and periodicals in England, owned by Mr F. G.… Read more about this item
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From Primer to Pleasure in Reading : An Introduction to the History of Children's Books in England from the Invention of Printing to 1914, with an Outline of Some Developments in Other Countries

by Thwaite, M.F

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Used - Slightly marked at head of spine, Good in a slightly torn dustwrapper which is stained on the spine-panel
Published
1972
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Cloth, 4to,
ISBN
9780853654650
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Library Association, London, second edition, 1972. Cloth, 4to,. x, 340 pp, 28 ills. A good overview of the development of children's literature, covering most of the different types of children's books in considerable detail. Slightly marked at head of spine, Good in a slightly torn dustwrapper which is stained on the spine-panel.
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One Fairy Story Too Many : The Brothers Grimm and Their Tales

by Ellis, J.M

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Used - Very Good
Published
1985
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Laminated illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 22 cm,
ISBN
9780226205472
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University of Chicago Press, Chicago, first paperback edition, 1985. Laminated illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 22 cm,. ix, 214 pp. From the blurb: "One Fairy Story too Many unmasks one of the most successfully perpetuated literary frauds in centuries. When the brothers Grimm presented their now beloved fairy tales to the world, they claimed to have tapped an oral tradition… Read more about this item
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In the Hands of the Malays [ and 19 other examples of children's books in pictorial cloth bookbindings ]

by Henty, G and others

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Used - The books are generally a little rubbed and some have a little bumping and/or wear, several with contemporary prize or other bo
Published
1880s to perhaps 1930
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20 volumes, pictorial cloth, 8vo,
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Various publishers including Blackie & Son, Cassell and Co., Collins, J. Hogg, National Society's Depository, Nimmo & Co., S.W. Partridge, Religious Tract Society, J.F. Shaw, Wells Gardner, Darton & Co and others, miscellaneous editions, 1880s to perhaps 1930. 20 volumes, pictorial cloth, 8vo,. various paginations, some illustrated. A pleasing shelfful of some 20 books bound in pictorial… Read more about this item
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Sixpenny Wonderfuls : 6d Gems from the Past

by Chatto & Windus

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Used - Near Fine
Published
1985
Binding
Laminated illustrated boards, 4to, 28 cm,
ISBN
9780701139360
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Chatto & Windus : Hogarth Press, London, first edition, 1985. Laminated illustrated boards, 4to, 28 cm,. 69 pp, colour ills. From the blurb: -" '...she had been brought up to believe that to read a novel before luncheon was one of the gravest sins a gentlewoman could commit...' At the turn of the century, thousands of women must… Read more about this item
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Kendrew of York and His Chapbooks for Children : With a Checklist

by Davis, R

Condition
Used - Copy No. 485 (of 485). Fine in Very Good slipcase
Edition
Limited first edition of 485 copies
Published
1988
Binding
Cloth, 8vo, slipcased, 27 cm,
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Elmete Press, Collingham, first edition, 1988. Limited first edition of 485 copies. Cloth, 8vo, slipcased, 27 cm,. 125 pp, ills. Complete with a folder containing facsimile reproductions of three chapbooks: The Silver penny, for the amusement and instruction of good children; The House that Jack built : to which is added Some account of Jack Jingle; The Cries… Read more about this item
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Children's Rights in the Multimedia Age : Proceedings of the Fourth Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature

by Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature ; Miyake, O

Condition
Used - Wrappers slightly marked, otherwise Very Good
Published
1997
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Laminated illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 26 cm,
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Pacific Rim Conference on Children's Literature, first edition, 1997. Laminated illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 26 cm,. [2], 282 pp, ills. Wrappers slightly marked, otherwise Very Good.
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Alte deutsche Kinderbücher. Mit Bibliographie und einhundertfünfzig Bildtafeln

by Rümann, A

Condition
Used - Copy No. 292. Covers a little marked, staining to front free endpaper, otherwise Good in a stained and worn dustwrapper
Edition
Edition of 500 copies
Published
1937
Binding
Cloth, 8vo,
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Herbert Reichner Verlag, Wien, first edition, 1937. Edition of 500 copies. Cloth, 8vo,. 101, [2] pp, 150 plates, ills (some colour). Copy No. 292. Covers a little marked, staining to front free endpaper, otherwise Good in a stained and worn dustwrapper.
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Dennis Dobson. London, first edition, 1965. Decorated paper-covered boards, 4to,. 232 pp, numerous ills, many in colour. From the blurb: "Many tales for children have gone to the making of British culture and tradition. Some have stayed with us to the present day - Dick Whittington, Jack the Giant Killer and Cock Robin for example - but others,… Read more about this item
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British Children's Writers, 1800-1880. [ Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 163 ]

by Khorana, M

Condition
Used - An ex-library copy with labels taped around the spine, library stamps on each edge of the textblock, labels on the rear pastedow
Published
1996
Binding
Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,
ISBN
9780810393585
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Gale Research Company, Detroit, first edition, 1996. Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,. xx, 428 pp, ills. Contents include; Lucy Aikin (1781-1864); R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894); William Blake (1757-1827); Robert Browning (1812-1889); Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886); Lucy Lyttelton Cameron (1781-1858); Lewis Carroll (1832-1898); Dinah Maria Craik (1826-1887); Walter Crane (1845-1915); Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849); Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885); Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903);… Read more about this item
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Written for Children : An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature

by Townsend, J.R

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Used - Good
Published
1983
Binding
Illustrated laminated wrappers, 8vo, 23 cm,
ISBN
9780722654668
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Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, second revised edition, 1983. Illustrated laminated wrappers, 8vo, 23 cm,. xii, 364 pp. From the blurb: " Written for Children was first published in 1965. It was immediately recognized as not only a readable and stimulating account of the development of children's books but also an important critical contribution to the subject. For the revised… Read more about this item
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The Magic Years of Beatrix Potter

by Lane, M

Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper
Published
1979 reprint of 1978 first edit
Binding
Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm,
ISBN
9780723221081
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Frederick Warne (Publishers) Limited, London, 1979 reprint of 1978 first edition. Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm,. 216 pp, ills (some in colour). From the blurb: "In this enchanting new book, illustrated in colour and black and white with many drawings which have never been reproduced before, and a number of recently discovered photographs by Beatrix's father, Margaret Lane, author… Read more about this item
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Engines of Instruction, Mischief, and Magic : Children's Literature in England from Its Beginnings to 1839

by Jackson, M.V

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Used - Bumped at head of spine and rear wrapper a little torn at head of spine, otherwise Good
Published
1989
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Laminated wrappers, 8vo, 26 cm,
ISBN
9780803275706
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University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, first edition, 1989. Laminated wrappers, 8vo, 26 cm,. xiv, 304 pp, ills. From the blurb: "When John Newbery published A Little Pretty Pocket-Book in London in 1744 he was onto something new: the writing and marketing of books devoted wholly to children. Although it was the Age of Reason and Newbery and his… Read more about this item
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By Jove, Biggles! : The Life of Captain W.E. Johns

by Ellis, P.B. ; Williams, P

Condition
Used - Bookplate of the noted crime fiction expert Iwan Hedman (Iwan Morelius) on front pastedown endpaper, Very Good in Very Good dust
Published
1981
Binding
Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm,
ISBN
9780491027755
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W.H. Allen, London,first edition, 1981. Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm,. xii, 306 pp, [4] pp of plates. From the blurb: "This is the first biography of one of the most popular children's authors of the mid-twentieth century, who is probably best known for the creation of the character Biggles - loved by adults and children alike. Captain W. E.… Read more about this item
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Pages and Pictures from Forgotten Children's Books

by Tuer, A.W

Condition
Used - Slightly cocked, very slightly rubbed at corners and extremities, otherwise Very Good
Published
1898-9
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Decorated cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, small 8vo, 20 cm,
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The Leadenhall Press, Ltd, London, first edition, 1898-9. Decorated cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, small 8vo, 20 cm,. 510, 1 blank leaf, [2], 19 pp, [3] pp publisher's cataogue, ills. From the introduction: "The love of things rendered quaint and interesting by lapse of time and change of surroundings seems to grow on one imperceptibly. We have all… Read more about this item
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The Governess; or, Little Female Academy

by Fielding, S

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Used - bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise Very Good in price-clipped dustwrapper
Published
1968 facsimile of the 1749 firs
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Cloth, 8vo, 20 cm,
ISBN
9780192780065
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Oxford University Press, London, 1968 facsimile of the 1749 first edition. Cloth, 8vo, 20 cm,. vii, 375 pp. A facsimile reproduction of the first edition of 1749; with an introduction and bibliography by Jill E. Grey. "The Governess" was a popular eighteenth-century tale about the adventures and misadventures of Mrs. Teachum and her nine pupils. "Sarah Fielding's The… Read more about this item
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British Children's Writers, 1914-1960 [ Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 160 ]

by Hettinga, D.R. ; Schmidt, G.D

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Used - Name on front free endpaper, otherwise Fine
Published
1996
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Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,
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9780810393554
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Gale Research, Detroit, first edition, 1996. Cloth, 4to, 29 cm,. xv, 422 pp, ills, facs. Contents include: Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979); Richard Armstrong (1903- ); Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911- ); Enid Bagnold (1889-1981); Kitty Barne (1883?-1957?); Pauline Baynes (1922- ); Margery Williams Bianco (1881-1944); Enid Blyton (1897-1968); Dorothy Kathleen Broster (1877-1950); Richmal Crompton (1890-1969); Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965); Rose Fyleman… Read more about this item
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Child's Eye : A History of Children's Books through Three Centuries

by Avery, G

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Used - Very Good
Published
1989
Binding
Printed wrappers, 208 x 195 mm,
ISBN
9781851440887
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Channel 4 Television in association with the Bodleian Library, London, first edition, 1989. Printed wrappers, 208 x 195 mm,. 35 pp, ills (some in colour). Produced in conjunction with the Channel 4 series "Child's Eye". Includes a note on the Opie Collection by Iona Ope. Very Good.
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Flowers of Delight : An agreeable Garland of Prose and Poetry for the Instruction and Amusement of little Masters and Misses and their distinguished Parents culled from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Embellished with some 750 elegant Woodcuts and Engravings on Wood and Cooper of which upwards of 125 are neatly coloured, Selected with the greatest Care from Books for Juvenile Minds 1765-1830

by de Vries, L

Condition
Used - Very Good in a yellowed and slightly soiled dustwrapper
Published
1965
Binding
Decorated paper-covered boards, 4to,
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Dennis Dobson. London, first edition, 1965. Decorated paper-covered boards, 4to,. 232 pp, numerous ills, many in colour. From the blurb: "Many tales for children have gone to the making of British culture and tradition. Some have stayed with us to the present day - Dick Whittington, Jack the Giant Killer and Cock Robin for example - but others,… Read more about this item
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