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The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children - Maria Edgeworth

1822 - Printed for R. Hunter, London - A New Edition
‘It has likewise been attempted in these stories to provide antidote against ill humour, the epidemic rage of dissipation, and the fatal propensity to admire and imitate whatever the fashion of the moment may distinguish.’

A complete and thus uncommon little six volume set of Maria Edgeworth’s influential collection of tales for children, first published in 1796 and popular throughout the 19th century. Her stories both amused and instructed, painting memorable moral anecdotes for boys and girls against frequently picturesque landscapes while communicating the important societal values of the period.

Included: Preface, Lazy Lawrence, Tarlton, The False Key; The Birthday Present, Simple Susan; The Bracelets, The Little Merchants; Old Poz, The Mimic, Mademoiselle Panache; The Basket-Woman, The white Pigeon, The Orphans, Waste Not Want Not, Forgive and Forget; Barring Out, Eton Montem.
 
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Jock of the Bushveld - Sir Percy Fitzpatrick

1907 - Longmans, London - First Edition, Second Impression [Same year as First]
A superb copy of this legendary tale, illustrated by the British wildlife artist Ernest Caldwell with colour frontispiece, 22 full page monochrome plates and numerous in-text vignettes.

Fitzpatrick`s travels with his dog Jock during the 1880s, when he worked as a storeman, prospector`s assistant, journalist and ox-wagon transport-rider in the Bushveld region of the Transvaal (then the South African Republic). Fitzpatrick later recounted these adventures as bedtime stories to his four children. Rudyard Kipling, a good friend of Fitzpatrick, also took part in these story-telling evenings and eventually persuaded him to collect the tales in book form.
 
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Captain Hornblower - C. S. Forester

1939 - Michael Joseph Ltd., London - First Edition
Contains arguably the best three books of the Hornblower Series, and the first three to be published - The Happy Return [Beat to Quarters in the U.S.A.], A Ship Of The Line and Flying Colours. 
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Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies - May Gibbs

Circa 1920 - Angus & Robertson Ltd, Sydney - First Edition, Early Printing (First printed 1917).
A scarce early printing of the third of five booklets in May Gibb’s famous Gum Nut series, which laid the way for her series of ten longer books relating the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (and their friends and relations) over the next quarter of a century.

Charmingly illustrated with a colour plate tipped onto the front covers, a colour frontispiece, pictorial title page, and eleven full page sepia-tinted plates. One plate with later water colouring, and one with partial colouring.
 
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The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame

1926 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - Nineteenth Edition (First published 1908)
An early edition in the original binding of Kenneth Grahame’s timeless children’s tale, with frontispiece illustration by Graham Robertson.

‘And you really live by The River? What a jolly life!’

‘By it and with it and on it and in it,’ said the Rat... ‘It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing.’
 
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Almanack for 1924 - Kate Greenaway

1923 - Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, London - First Edition
Yellow cloth-backed colour pictorial glazed boards, page edges dark blue. Twenty four panels with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 
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Almanack for 1885 - Kate Greenaway

1884 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
The third of Greenaway’s popular little illustrative children’s Almanacks, which started with the 1883 edition and was published annually from 1883 through 1897 with one exception in 1896. With twenty four pages of colour illustrations engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.

In the publisher’s original glazed pictorial boards.
 
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Almanack for 1886 - Kate Greenaway

1885 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
A near fine, pretty little Almanack, twenty four pages with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The fourth of Greenaway’s popular little illustrative children’s Almanacks, which started with the 1883 edition and was published annually from 1883 through 1897 with one exception in 1896

In the scarce deluxe of faux pigskin, gilt decorated and lettered pebbled white boards, bordered in blue lines, yellow-orange endpapers, all edges gilt. There was also a standard edition of glazed pictorial boards.
 
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