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FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN., Andersen, Hans.
1 Andersen, Hans. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN.
New York Weathervane Books 0517225557 / 9780517225554 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
288 pp, 10 1/4" H. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings, silhouettes, and 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) by Arthur Rackham. Contents: Note by the Illustrator; Little Ida's Flowers; The Goblin and the Provision-Dealer; The Ugly Duckling; The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep; The Snow Queen; The Swineherd; The Beetle; Soup from a Sausage-Peg; The Elfin Hill; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Ole Lukoje; Little Claus and Big Claus; the Tinder-Box; Thumbelisa; Elder-Tree Mother; The Princess and the Pea; What the Old Man Does is Always Right; The Little Match Girl; Everything in the Right Place; The Little Mermaid; The Travelling Companion; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Snow Man; The Goloshes of Fortune. Previous owner's bookplate on blank preliminary page, minor edge wear, minor wrnkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, small chip and scuff mark at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning on spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS., Barrie, J.M.
2 Barrie, J.M. PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.
London Hodder and Stoughton Hard Cover Good Arthur Rackham. 
126 pp, 8 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration (Peter sitting on mushrooms playing pipes) and blindstamped decoration on front board. No date, but Xmas inscription dated 1926 on half title page. 16 tipped in colour plates (including frontispiece) with captioned tissue guards. All the plates are in clean, bright condition - wonderful examples of Arthur Rackham's fantastically imaginative portrayals of fairies, children, birds, gnarly trees, etc. This version of the tale is quite different from the play and later Disney adaptations - no Tinkerbelle, Captain Hook or Wendy, it focuses on Peter Pan's life in London's famous Kensington Gardens and his interactions with the fairies and birds that live there. A slight separation between a few page gatherings but pages are holding firmly, faint toning to margins of pages and tissues, very slight crl to top corner of pages, a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughtout pages, very small tear with crease at top of page 17 - archivally taped, colored plate opposite page 32 has been re-tipped in at top edge and is slightly mis-aligned to page - was originally tipped in at edge nearest hinge leaving faint location mark, areas of very light browning on endpapers, slight fading to spine color - a little more at bottom 1/2" of spine, light wear/wrinkling at top bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, three very small light liquid marks on rear board, book is lightly cocked. 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
 
PRINCESS MARY'S GIFT BOOK., Barrie, J.M.; Caine, Hall; Connor, Ralph; Doyle, A. Conan; Fabre, J.H.; Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft; Grant, Sybil, Lady; Haggard, H. Rider; Kipling, Rudyard; Noyes, Alfred; Orczy, Baroness; Oxenham, John; Wiggin, Kate Douglas, et al.
3 Barrie, J.M.; Caine, Hall; Connor, Ralph; Doyle, A. Conan; Fabre, J.H.; Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft; Grant, Sybil, Lady; Haggard, H. Rider; Kipling, Rudyard; Noyes, Alfred; Orczy, Baroness; Oxenham, John; Wiggin, Kate Douglas, et al. PRINCESS MARY'S GIFT BOOK.
Toronto Hodder & Stoughton 1914 Authorized Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, E.J. Detmold, C.E. Brock, W. Russell Flint, Edmund J. Sullivan, Claude A. Shepperson, Norman Wilkinson, J. Byan Shaw, H.R. Millar, Steven Spurrier, et al. 
140 pp, 9 7/8" H. No date, but c1914. Cream cloth with dark green lettering/decoration on spine, dark green lettering/decoration and blindstamped decoration on front board. Princess Mary's monogram on endpapers. 14 tipped-in colour plates (collated), including frontispiece of Princess Mary, all mounted on medium brown stock. Princess Mary's portrait has a brown/gold border, while the other plates have dark brown banding, except the Dulac plate with incorporates its own border. Many b&w drawings. A collection of short stories and poems, published for the benefit of the Queen's "Work for Women" Fund. Contents: A Holiday in Bed, by J.M. Barrie; The Spy, by G.A. Birmingham; Charlie the Cox, by Hall Caine; Canada's Word, by Ralph Connor; The Ant-Lion, by J.H. Fabre; An Angel of God, by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler; A Model Soldier, by Charles Garvice; The Land of Let'spretend, by Lady Sybil Grant; Magepa the Buck, by H. Rider Haggard; True Spartan Hearts, by Beatrice Harraden; Big Steamers, by Rudyard Kipling; A True Camp Story, by The Bishop of London; The Ebony Box, by A.E.W. Mason; A Spell for a Fairy, by Alfred Noyes; Out of the Jaws of Death: A Pimpernel Story, by Baroness Orczy; What Can a Little Chap Do?, by John Oxenham; Altogether Different, by W. Pett Ridge; The Escape, by Annie S. Swan; Fleur-de-Lis, by Kate Douglas Wiggin. The plates are clean, bright and without damage except for 2 tiny areas of surface loss at the bottom edge of "Charlie the Cox". Small light creases at top corners of first two pages, light toning to page margins, very light brownin on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, book cloth bright and clean. Dust jacket has light browning on panels, several small edge chips, several edge tears - archvally taped except two have an old tape repair, light wrinkling at top/bottom edges, protected in a mylar sleeve, several tiny brown stains on rear hinge area. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
4 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
5 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ARTHUR RACKHAM:  HIS LIFE AND WORK., Hudson, Derek.
6 Hudson, Derek. ARTHUR RACKHAM: HIS LIFE AND WORK.
London Heinemann 1974 Reissue Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Arthur Rackham. 
181 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, beautifully illustrated throughout with b&w drawings and color and black & white tipped-in plates (collated). "(T)he illustrations of Arthur Rackham continue to cast their spell on adults and children alike. They possess qualities which make a work live: faultless draughtsmanship allied to an imagination which may be delicate or grotesque, but is always original and illuminating. Derek Hudson introduces us to the man behind the work and comments on his techniques and achievements, often illustrating his point with reproductions of Rackham's own drawings or plates. Throughout the book he mentions all of Rackham's most important work which has appeared in print and here is also a very full check list. The book is therefore invaluable to those who collect Rackham's originals and first editions." Appendices - Bibliography; Drawings and Paintings in Collections; The Printed Work of Arthur Rackham (including books, periodicals, ephemera). Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning and minor soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
7 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LONDON BUSES 1929-1939., Martin, Gavin.
8 Martin, Gavin. LONDON BUSES 1929-1939.
Ian Allan, London, 1990. 
144 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711018804 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "....1929 was marked by a great leap forward in London bus design which followed the appointment of George John Rackham as Chief Engin eer at AEC. The following year saw the introduction of the Green Line coach services working across London from what were then sleepy country towns 30 or more miles distant from the fringes of the London General Omnibus Co's empire. The y e a r 1 9 3 0 also saw the first hesitant appearance of the diesel engine, quickly to be followed by the fluid flywheel, Wilson gearbox and hydraulic brakes. By the summer of 1932, a year before the formation of London Transport, some of the Ge ne ra l' s f am ou s Bl u ebird buses had these features in combination. London Transport quickly got to work replacing obsolete and non-standard buses and coaches. By the end of 1937 the General's NS type had all gone and by the summer of 1939 on ly a h and fu l of the v ehi cl es inherited from independent operators remained. The famous 10T10 type had replaced the first-generation Green Line coaches. New bus and coach designs of unorthodox layout - the TF type with the engine under the flo or, the CR ty pe with th e en gin e at the rear - were already in service. The side-engined AEC Q-type had come and gone as a production model, even though most of London Transport's 200 examples were to last until the 1950s. The incomparable RT type dou ble -de cke r whi ch w as to dom inate the London bus scene for nearly 40 years also appeared in 1939....takes the reader through these developments as they occurred, explaining their significance in language he or she will understand ." Faint ciga rett e od or, slight wavi ness t o edg es of texblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS.  FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.), Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie.
9 Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS. FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.)
Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Lynn Bywaters, Arthur Rackham, Jim Deesing. 
A group of four little books ranging from 3 1/4" to 3 7/8" H. 1. The Night Before Christmas - unpaginated, Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1992, ISBN 0836230272 - hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Lynn Bywaters. 2. A Christmas Carol - abridged by Jane Parker Resnick, 157 pp, Running Press, Philadelphia, 1990, ISBN 0894718541- hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 3. Ernest Nister's Yuletide Delights with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HarperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373757. 4. Ernest Nister's Snowy Days with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HaperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373730. A charming collection to read and/or use to decorate for the holiday season. Minor edge wear to boards. The two dust jackets have very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES., Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,
10 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
London Oxford University Press 1974 0192115596 / 9780192115591 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
255 pp, 10" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Per-rault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruickshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Green-away, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler." Contents: Introduction; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer; The Yellow Dwarf; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Ridinghood; Diamonds and Toads; Bluebeard; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hop o' my Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; The Three Wishes; The Three Heads in the Well; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Frog Prince; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rumpelstiltskin; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Tinder Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Swineherd; Hansel and Gretel; Chief Commentaries Consulted; Sources of the Illustrations; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Rackham, Reg.  Signed.
11 Rackham, Reg. Signed. BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
N.P. Self-published 1991 0969582609 / 9780969582601 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good Signed by Author
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. **SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "REG RACKHAM". The reminiscences of a former Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer. Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, small tear with crease at bottom of free rear endpaper - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, a few very small faint liquid marks on front panel, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
12 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE., Wagner, Richard.  Translated by Margaret Armour.
13 Wagner, Richard. Translated by Margaret Armour. THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE.
London William Heinemann 1920 New Impression. Hard Cover Good+ Good- Arthur Rackham. 
160 pp, 10" H. Taupe-coloured cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, black publisher's emblem on rear board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w vignettes, 34 colour plates, tipped in on heavy stock with borders, tissue covers bearing captions (collated). This book contains the first two parts of 'The Ring of the Niblung': 'The Rhinegold: Prelude' and 'The Valkyrie: First Day of the Trilogy'. 'Siegfried: Second Day of the Trilogy' and 'The Twilight of the Gods: Third Day of theTrilogy' are not included. This English translation of Richard Wagner's epic opera is enhanced by Arthur Rackham's beautiful, detailed illustrations, which bring to life the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves and other inhabitants of the drama. The plates are all clean and bright, although one has four tiny flecks of skim from the facing tissue at the top (probably as a result of the tipping-in process), one has a very small crease at the bottom left-hand corner and another has a very tiny piece of edge wear. The card stock has darkened, as seems common with this production, affecting the adjacent pages (see photograph). Some pages have light wrinkling (no creases) - mainly at corners. Moderate browning to edges of text block. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Two margin tears (not affecting text or illustrations) have been repaired with archival tape. Dust jacket has very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning and some very light scuffs on spine, some light browning on panels, three water stains on spine - the largest and darkest at the bottom, light edge wear/wrinkling, small light stain on rear panel 
Price: 250.00 USD
 


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