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Circa 1934 - Collins&rsquo, London and Glasgow
A bright copy in the rare dust jacket, with 38 stories for modern girls, memorable titles include The Cowgirl of Roaring Bull Ranch, Stella and the Stockings, What is Wrong with your Tennis?, and The Girls Do A Good Turn.

Profusely illustrated with five coloured and eight half-tone full page plates, together with colour and black and white vignettes throughout.
 
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The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (illustrator)

1936 - The Viking Press, New York - First Edition
A superior first edition of this high point in 20th century children's literature, in a better than usually encountered first issue dust jacket.

Ferdinand, the Bull who preferred to smell the flowers, quickly became popular, striking a chord of anti-fight in a world infected by war. Banned by Franco and burned in Nazi Germany. Translated into over 60 languages and made into an Oscar winning animated film by Disney in 1938.

Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. 
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The Pooh Books - When We Were Very Young; Winnie the Pooh; Now We Are Six; and The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (illustrator)

1924 to 1928 - Methuen &, London - First Editions
'Pooh looked at his two paws. He knew that one of them was the right, and he knew that when you had decided which one of them was the right, then the other one was the left, but he never could remember how to begin.'

A lovely set of the Pooh books, finely bound in full morocco leather to match their respective original published colours, and housed in custom made felt-lined slipcase.

I often wish I were a King, And then I could do anything.
If only I were King of Spain, I’d take my hat off in the rain.
If I were King of Norroway, I’d ask an elephant to stay.
If I were King of Timbuctoo, I’d think of lovely things to do.
 
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Five Children And It - E. Nesbit

1902 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition
A fine first edition of this brilliant story exquisitely bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, wonderfully enhanced with forty-six black and white illustrations by H. R. Millar.

Cyril, Athena, Robert, Jane, and baby brother, Lamb, are exploring the land around the house their parents have rented for the summer when they find the sandpit. They decide to dig a hole straight through to Australia. Their plan is interrupted when Athena discovers a magical creature hiding in the sand. It is a Psammead, and it can grant wishes.

The children stood around the hole looking at the creature they had found. It was worth looking at. Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey's.’

Psammead:
I am a Sand Fairy!
Jane: A Sand Fairy? I thought fairies had little ballet dresses and wings and wands.
Psammead: What on earth have you been reading?
Jane: I'll call you Sandy.
Psammead: Why?
Jane: Because we found you in the sand.
Psammead: You're so funny. Have your parents tried boiling you? 
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune. - Edith Nesbit, Gordon Brown and Lewis Baumer (illustrators)

1899 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition
A lovely unrestored and unfoxed first edition of Edith Nesbit’s first book. Illustrated with seventeen full page black and white plates.

When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble...

The messages intertwined amongst the various adventures make this a book that adults may actually find more entertaining than they expected, especially if read previously as a child.
 
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1945 - J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., London - First Edition
Finely bound and charmingly and profusely illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.

Three children are sent off to stay with an old Aunt in the countryside during WWII, which is where they bump into Miss Price, or more precisely she bumps into the ground trying to ride her, well you know where this is going so we shall not spoil the story for you, needless to say there is a magic bed.

The subtitle ‘
Or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons’ was added to later editions. This is the first in a series of books that became the basis for the wonderful Disney musical ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’. 
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1958 - Oxford University Press, London - First Edition
A finely bound first edition of one of the best-loved children’s books ever written. Illustrated throughout with twenty-seven of Susan Einzig’s best known line drawings. Winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal.

Described by the
Independent as a ‘masterpiece of English children's literature’ and by the The Times as ‘a story that came to be loved by children, parents and teachers everywhere’.

‘When Tom is sent to stay at his aunt and uncle's house for the summer, he resigns himself to endless weeks of boredom. As he lies awake in his bed he hears the grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . .

Thirteen! Tom races down the stairs and out the back door, into a garden everyone told him wasn't there. In this enchanted thirteenth hour, the garden comes alive - but Tom is never sure whether the children he meets there are real or ghosts.’ [OUP]
 
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle - Beatrix Potter

1905 - F. Warne &, London - First Edition, First or Second Printing
A superior and thus rare example of the first edition, first or second printing (both being identical).

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Lucie, who lived at a farm called Little-town.

One of Beatrix Potter’s most successful characters, inspired by her pet hedgehog of the same name, and Kitty MacDonald a Scottish washerwoman.
 
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