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The Christmas Books - Charles Dickens

Circa 1890 - Chapman &, London
A finely bound 19th century edition of this classic Yuletide collection, bound in a single volume, beginning with A Christmas Carol when old, surly Ebenezer Scrooge receives a visit from the ghost of Marley, his late business partner, on Christmas eve, and he beholds a series of visions of the past, present, and future that make him decide to amend his ways…

Illustrated throughout with full-page plates including a colour frontispiece and other illustrations within the text by Sir Edward Landseer, R.A., Maclise R.A., Stanfield, R.A., F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel.

‘After the success attained with
A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called "the Carol philosophy" to "strike a sledgehammer blow" for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical Dickens fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humour and good cheer’. [David Purdue]. 
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Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross - Edmund Dulac

1915 - Published for The Daily Telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, London. New York. Toronto - First Edition
A sumptuously bound first edition of this magically illustrated compilation of fairy tales, with nineteen full-page tipped-in colour plates, together with a tipped-in black and white portrait of Dulac.

Presenting seventeen fairy tales, poems and songs including –
Sinbad the Sailor, the Three Kings of Orient, The Lady Badoura, The Story of the Bird Feng, The Real Princess, My Lisette, The Nightingale, Cinderella, Aucassin and Nicolette, Blue Beard, and Jusef and Asenath. 
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1933 - Suttonhouse, Los Angeles - Second Edition
A wonderful association copy of this children’s play inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’, inscribed from the author to the legendary stage actress, producer, director, translator and author ‘Eva Le Gallienne, A brave woman who dared to carry out her ideals. In admiration from Julia Emsworth Ford. March 8th 1934, Hollywood Calif.’

Additionally with Eva Le Galliene’s fabulous engraved bookplate designed by the influential set and costume designer Waslav Richard Rychtarik (1894-1982), with a quote from her favourite Ibsen character, Hedda Gabler.

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with three monochrome plates, and eight full page line drawings.
 
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Hornblower and the Hotspur - C. S. Forester

1962 - Michael Joseph, London - First Edition
April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a vital reconnaissance mission … Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. 
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Wattle Babies - May Gibbs

Circa 1918 - Angus &, Sydney - First or very early edition
Scarce copy of the fifth and final booklet 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. May took inspiration from the Australian Golden Wattle for
The Wattle Babies.

First or very early edition, with no date to title page, publisher given as Angus & Robertson Ltd and printed by W. C. Penfold & Co. Ltd.
 
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Les Livres de L'Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siecle. Preface de Paul Gavault - Gumuchian

1930 - Gumuchian &, Paris - The first 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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The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Madness - Thomas Ingoldsby

1870 - Richard Bentley, London - Eighteenth Edition
Two finely bound full calf volumes illustrated with engraved title pages, nineteen engraved plates and one in-text engraving, as well as numerous vignettes.

The immensely popular nineteenth century collection of myths, legends, and ghost stories, purportedly written by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, but actually composed by English clergyman Richard Harris Barham (1788-1845), who also served as a cardinal at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Best remembered for their quaint narratives and their comic and grotesque treatment of medieval tales.
 
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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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