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Under the Window - Pictures and Rhymes for Children - Kate Greenaway

1878 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First edition
A collection of fifty nursery rhymes, charmingly illustrated throughout, beginning with ‘Under the window is my garden. Where sweet, sweet flowers grow’ and ending with ‘Ring the bells-ring! Hip, hurrah for the King!’

This was the first published book to be both written and illustrated by Kate Greenaway, one of the most iconic children's illustrators of all time.

‘There were three artists that emerged during the 1870's who changed the character of children's picture books for all time - Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway. Their books were especially designed for children and although Crane and Caldecott are still recognised, the illustrations of Kate Greenaway have endured the test of time and still have a place in the modern-day nursery. Her work is still in print and being merchandised. Her delicate water colours display the essence of Victorian childhood and have enchanted generations of children and adults since 1878, when her first book -
Under The Window - was published. Beginning in 1955, the Library Association of Great Britain established the Kate Greenaway Medal. This is an annual award presented to the artist living and publishing in Britain who has produced the most distinguished children's book illustrations for that year. Receiving this medal is considered the highest honour an English illustrator can receive.’ 
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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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Chinese Children’s Rhymes - Ruth Hsü

1935 - The Commercial Press, Shanghai - First Edition
A scarce work particularly in pristine dust jacket. Wonderfully illustrated throughout by Teng Kuei, a prominent and influential artist and sculpture.

With 60 rhymes, and a foreword by John Calvin Ferguson, the American scholar of Chinese art, followed by Ruth Hsü’s informative introduction.
 
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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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Circa 1903 - Blackie and Son, London - First Edition
Massive and marvellous collection of 279 (to be exact) Nursery Rhymes, profusely illustrated and decorated throughout by Charles Robinson, including colour plates, and full page black and white plates highlighted in colour. 
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Biggles and the Black Mask - Captain W.E. Johns

1964 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
Biggles follows a hunch to check up on a dark character from this past, and in the process uncovers a money smuggling ring run by a bored doctor.

The smuggling ring is being run under the guise of a charter holiday service. Ginger is sent along as a customer to check it out, and spends a few days in Nice before being kidnapped when he gets a bit too close to the truth.

The rest of the team manage to uncover Ginger's location, crack the smuggling ring and spring Ginger from his imprisonment in a house in Essex. The leader of the gang, Doctor Fortescue, confesses to running the operation purely as adventure, and then commits suicide.
 
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