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A Day in a Child's Life - Kate Greenaway

1881 - George Routledge and Sons, London - First edition, first state
Charmingly illustrated with colour wood cuts throughout by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The accompanying musical score is by Myles B. Foster.

Nine songs, with music, starting with
Waking through Playtime; Grace Before Meal; A Romp; Tired and finally Sleeping. 
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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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Tom Brown’s Schooldays. By an Old Boy. - Thomas Hughes, Edmund J. Sullivan (illustrator)

1911 - Macmillan & Co., London - Early Illustrated edition
A pretty edition of this classic of English children's literature, and one of the earliest books written specifically for boys. It tells a story central to an understanding of Victorian life, but its freshness helps to distinguish it from the narrow schoolboy adventures that it later inspired.

Wonderfully illustrated throughout with black and white drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan, together with two folding colour maps to the rear, one of Rugby School and the other of Rugby and its environs.

Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) was an English lawyer and author and the idea for ‘Tom Brown's Schooldays’ came one day when he was wondering what to say to his son, aged 8, before he went off to Rugby. He decided that ‘good might be done by writing a real novel for boys, written in a right spirit but distinctly aimed at being interesting’. I believe his son still went to Rugby after hearing his father’s stories.
 
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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' Combined Operations - Captain W.E. Johns

1959 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
Yes, on the cover there is an Englishman, a Frenchman, and an American. Can you guess which one is which?

An utterly plausible 1950’s alliance is formed between Biggles, British flying ace, Marcel Brissac, his counterpart in the French Sûreté, and the ‘bouillant’ American policeman Eddie Ross. The three Interpol chums join forces to clean up a dope racket threatening the United States.

Marcel didn’t smile. “C’est vrai,” he said softly. “Beegles is an old fox...”

A smashing copy, with six colour illustrations by Leslie Stead.

‘Biggles, our air hero.’ -
The Daily Telegraph. 
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Biggles in the Orient - Captain W.E. Johns

1944 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
A fine copy, in bright dust jacket, of a scarce Biggles title. With colour frontispiece and twelve black and white illustrations by ‘Stead’.

'
You're our last hope, Bigglesworth,' said the Air Commodore, with something like despair in his voice.’

The war supply route between Calcutta and China is a vital one but something is attacking the planes that fly it. Again and again pilots set off, only to disappear somewhere along the line, never to be seen again. When Biggles and his team are called in to investigate, flying the route is close to a suicide mission . . .
 
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