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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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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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The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog - SIGNED BY KEN KESEY - Ken Kesey et al

1971Menlo Park - First Edition
Classic Crumb with articles by Ken Kesey who has also signed the front cover. With Kesey’s articles such as “The Bible” and “The I Ching”, there is an amusing advertisment “I Use cornstarch”, as well as other articles by Paul Krassner, and McClanahan on the Grateful Dead. 
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1909 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Heath Robinson Edition
Kipling’s Imperial poems, including India and the Far East, wonderfully Illustrated with thirty tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white drawings by Heath Robinson.

‘A man does not read “A Song of the English” twice without knowing that his soul is vibrating in accord with the tones of a master singer.’ -
New York Times 1899

Poems include:- 'A Song of the English, 'The Coastwise Lights', 'The Song of the Dead', 'The Deep-Sea Cables', 'The Song of the Sons', 'The Song of the Cities' and 'England's Answer'. 
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Marguerite Kirmse's Dogs - Marguerite Kirmse

1930 - The Derrydale Press, New York - First Edition
A fine copy of one of the greatest illustrated dog books of all time, limited to 750 copies, with a signed original etched frontispiece of a Scottish Terrier puppy, entitled “Hello There!” which was prepared especially for this edition.

75 full page collotype plates after Kirmse's etchings of dogs, many images of her famous Scotties, other breeds include West Highland White, Irish Terrier, Greyhound, Wire Hair Fox Terrier, English Setter, Pointer, Schnauzer, Collie, Pekingese, Great Dane, Chow Chow.

This book is the first collection of Kirmse's work. ‘The subjects include over twenty different breeds of dogs, which were selected not only to show the rise of a young and unknown artist to heights of success which she never imagined, but also to provide an interesting and enjoyable record of the canine world’.
 
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Voodoo Fire in Haiti - Richard A. Loederer

1935 - Jarrolds Publishers London Limited, London - First Edition in English
‘The drums took on a different rhythm, rattling out a sharp staccato message, accompanied by the heavy pounding of the bass. Faster and faster flew the feet of the dancers as they whirled round the fire. Their smooth muscles writhed and cramped as under the blows of an invisible whip.’

From his steamer voyage from Jazz Age New York to Cap Haitien to his punishing trek through the island's interior jungle to his rapt, yet fearful, attendance at an authentic voodoo ceremony, Loederer captures the sights, sounds, and sensations of this mysterious Caribbean republic.

A selection of the magnificent chapter headings tell all... Congo Bean Stew; Massacre River; Jungle Magic; Tropical Fever; Polychromata; Black Magic; Voodoo Fire.

Illustrated by fifty one of the author's own art deco-style woodcuts, and his wonderful piratical map of Haiti used for the endpapers, which only add to the exotic appeal.
 
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1912 - George Allen & Co. Ltd., London - Early Illustrated Edition
A large and beautifully illustrated volume [28.4 x 23.2 cm]. With thirteen mounted coloured plates by Edward Julius Detmold, whose love of natural history and talent (exhibiting works at the Royal Academy when he was 13 years old), have combined perfectly with Maeterlinck’s exuberantly poetic work, in which he expresses his philosophy of the human condition.

The renowned Belgian poet and dramatist offers brilliant proof in this, his most popular work, that ‘
no living creature, not even man, has achieved in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved.’ From their amazingly intricate feats of architecture to their intrinsic sense of self-sacrifice, Maeterlinck takes a ‘bee's-eye view’ of the most orderly society on Earth. 
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon - Old Tales From the North - Kay Nielsen, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe

1914 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Edition, Number 24 of 500 Deluxe copies.
A beautiful example of one of the twentieth centuries finest illustrated books, in the large stunning deluxe vellum binding, decorated in blue and gilt, numbered and signed by the Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen.

For I have a step-mother who has bewitched me, so that I am a White Bear by day, and a Man by night’
‘She lives in a Castle which stands East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and there, too, is a Princess, with a nose three ells long.


The marvellous collection of fifteen Norwegian folk tales ‘Norske Folkeeventyr’ gathered by legendary Norwegian folklorists Peter Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe on their journeys across Norway in the mid-nineteenth century, and translated into English, perfectly enhanced by Nielsen’s spectacular artwork, which is presented on twenty-five tipped in colour plates, twenty-two black and white illustrations, numerous decorations, borders, and gilt and black illustrated endpapers.
 
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