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Les Livres de L'Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siècle. Préface de Paul Gavault - Gumuchian

1930 - Gumuchian & Compagnie, Paris - The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies on Papier de Hollande, this being number 10
Possibly the most important catalogue of children's books ever Issued. Two large quarto volumes, text in French and English, illustrated with 336 colour and black and white plates. 
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What is the Truth? A Farmyard Fable for the Young - Ted Hughes, R. J. Lloyd (illustrator)

1984 - Faber and Faber, London - First Edition
A children’s fable of the search for truth amongst rural landscapes, told in prose and poetry. Humorously based around a visit to mankind that God arranges for his son who insists he wishes ‘to go down and visit mankind’ explaining that ‘it looks quite exciting. Besides, travel broadens the mind’.

Illustrated with striking drawings by R. J. Lloyd
 
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The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth & Marvels - Thomas Ingoldsby, Arthur Rackham (illustrator)

1930 - J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London - Reprint (first published 1898)
The immensely popular 19th century collection of myths, legends, and ghost stories, purportedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, but actually composed by English clergyman R.H. Barham.

Best remembered for their quaint narratives and their comic and grotesque treatment of medieval tales, this edition wonderfully illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full page colour plates, along with numerous black and white full page and in-text illustrations.
 
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1910 - William Heinemann, London - Early Impression (6th)
Whoever has made a voyage up the Hudson must remember the Kaatskill Mountains...’

A beautiful rendition of ‘Rip Van Winkle’ in which the story is first told in words, and then retold again through the imaginative fantasy land of Arthur Rackham’s 51 colour plates.

The plates are on green card, 50 have descriptive tissue guard, and the extra plate, an extension of the illustration ‘
These fairy mountains’ is shown on the verso of sheet three at the rear. 
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Biggles Second Case - Captain W.E. Johns

1948 - Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition in 4th impression dust jacket
A nice bright copy, with colour frontispiece, illustrated title page and a further nine page black and white illustrations by Leslie Stead.

Biggles and the team help Raymond out in a search for Nazi gold in the southern ocean (around Kerguelen Island). The title refers to this being their second case in the Air Branch of the CID.

A German submariner is shot trying to get a message to British Headquarters in Germany. His dying words tell of a missing U-Boat returning to the Southern Ocean to pick up a stash of stolen Allied gold from its secret base. Biggles and the team de-camp to Kerguelen Island to try and locate it and retrieve the gold for HM government.

This they manage to do (of course), but not before the usual litany of narrow scrapes, missing teamsters, etc. At one point Biggles and Algy are saved from a firing squad by Ginger firing a whale harpoon!
 
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Biggles’ Chinese Puzzles and other Biggles’ adventures - Captain W.E. Johns

1955 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
Biggles Wins Through Again!

Hold your breath while Biggles & Co. expose a currency racket in Indo-China, rescue a geologist from torture in a sinister mental home, or snatch luminous blue clay from a sinking volcanic island in the Pacific.

Biggles at his swiftest and surest! Stirringly illustrated with six colour plates by Leslie Stead.
 
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Biggles Investigates and other stories of the Air Police - Captain W.E. Johns

1964 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
A collection of eight short stories take Biggles and team 'investigating' crashed Spanish planes and essence of rose petal, bodies dropping from aircraft, Bertie makes a trip to Paris, and Biggles chases a getaway plane all the way to Scotland.

With striking colour frontispiece by Leslie Stead.
 
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A Birthday Book - SIGNED - Rockwell Kent

1931 - Random House, New York - First Edition - Number 1219 of 1850 copies
A lovely story written and illustrated by Rockwell Kent, telling of a battle between a good and bad fairy, and the gifts they give to a little girl, just christened. Signed and numbered by Rockwell Kent, and with the name ‘Joan’ to the dedication page.

Bound in lithographed silk design by Rockwell Kent, silk endpapers, and with twenty leaves of individual black and white wood block prints each surrounded by intricate borders.
 
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