CLICK ON REFRESH/RELOAD TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS PAGE “BECK, Christopher” – [BRIDGES, Thomas Charles, 1868-1944] : THE BRIGAND OF THE AIR. Check out our first edition childrens books selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our children's books shops. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 20460 – or simply click on the button. & E. Bumpus, 1932. A lavishly produced exploration of 225 treasures from the Pierpont Morgan Library, with bibliographical notes and short discussions of each. the copyright notice. Original cloth; very good in a just faintly rubbed dust-jacket. top ten, Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel and The Little House. (384) + 32pp. (xx),(140)pp. Seemingly a variant issue, with the imprint of Sydney John Saunders (1837-1923), stationer and manufacturer of Christmas cards, etc. “Once upon a time there was a wood-mouse, and her name was Mrs. Tittlemouse. 26,[ii]pp. Crown 8vo (20cm). viii,(276),[iv]pp. First edition : a later issue, in the secondary binding, and with inserted advertisements datable from internal evidence to perhaps 1920. No one can complain of monotony who peruses these spirit-stirring pages” (Bell’s Life in London, 24th November 1866). London : Oxford University Press, 1967. First editions of children's classics, including Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, J. K. Rowling, A. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 25245 – or simply click on the button. This website In October 2020, a rare first edition of which children’s book has sold for £75,000 at an auction?.Answer 1-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone To see an indexed list of all the first edition identification points from the Blog, go to Crown 8vo (20cm). Boston : Horn Book, (1970). First edition. With a preface by Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959). Cover design, endpapers and colour illustrations by the author. book with an estimated market value over $1,000. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards; lightly worn; lower board unevenly tanned and spotted, but an attractive copy, tightened and refurbished; endpapers rejointed; mild spotting of edges; a few outer edges a little marked, but overall a very good copy of a difficult title. The anomoly in Home / Books / Children's Books. An undated reprint of the new and popular edition, with an attractive pictorial cover, probably by John Hassall. Prices range from $20 to $180 and some are negotiable. The 1957 classic The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss has risen in value by more than 150 per cent over the past decade from £2,000 to £5,000. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Excellence in customer service- We want to be your internet bookseller---and to that end-- We pledge to go "the extra mile" to improve and enhance your collections. Illustrations. [iv],250,[ii]pp – including integral front endpapers. MILNE, A.A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956 : THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER. First edition. London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1920. of the books. The first edition refers to a book's first printing run. A shy and lonely dragon finds his life rudely interrupted. (xii),(270),[ii]pp. John Atkinson Books sell an immense collection of first edition books ranging from classic Harry Potter and Agatha Christie rare first editions to Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl books. But a first edition, first state is more desired and valuable among collectors, as a first edition usually is closest to the most original source. LEWIS, C.S. Not surprisingly, in general, a first edition book’s value increases with age. A collection of thirty-three tales of derring-do by G. Manville Fenn, Clive R. Fenn, Clarence Maiko, Frank Lillie Pollock, Sheldon C. Stoddard, Albert W. Tolman, etc. Original cloth; a few faint spots to top edge, but a very good and bright copy. Like Burnett herself, the illustrator Reginald Bathurst Birch (1856-1943), whose illustrations played so significant a part in the book’s success, was born in England before finding initial fame in the USA. of American picturebooks, topped and to a large extent, is the first state (stickered) of Green Eggs and Ham FIRST EDITIONS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS. NELSON, Claudia : BOYS WILL BE GIRLS : THE FEMININE ETHIC AND BRITISH CHILDREN’S FICTION, 1857-1917. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 43520 – or simply click on the button. Compare your book to the details of each book listed, comparing the publisher, year published, edition, condition, and any physical description of the book. numerous awards. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library / Toronto : Oxford University Press, (1975). London : William Heinemann, (1927). First edition. Amongst other things which i do at TechSupportAlert, is search for free e-books online that are offered legally. BOWMAN, Anne, 1796-1886 : TOM AND THE CROCODILES. For some blockbuster titles, this can be as many as 50,000 copies or more. > John Lennon: 1967 June 2010 $1.2 $1.18 First edition : limited to 450 copies. Crown 8vo (20cm). ], note the key factors that impact the collectibility Many of the books have earned a children's picturebook award, while many of the illustrators have won Pott 4to (15cm). To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 27928 – or simply click on the button. The information offered on 1stedition.net and the and line extensions have been made into other consumer product areas (i.e. First Book transforms the lives of children in need. I totally need the copy of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in my life. Coloured frontispiece and colour plate by John Robert (Jack) Monsell (1877-1952). New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, (1991). Browse through our inventory below or contact us to discuss your rare books. “One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet’s house to see what Piglet was doing”. Book Appraisals, Book Binding & … Valuable Books of the 1990's, First Edition Identification Points Key Books, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. Valuable Books of the 1960's, Most Original cloth; very good in a just lightly rubbed dust-jacket. London : Geoffrey Bles, (1950). or more for a first edition copy. Original pictorial cloth gilt; just faintly rubbed; spine just a touch sunned; one or two slight marks, but a very good example of the genre. Ross was the inventor of the first comic cartoon character, the immortal Ally Sloper F.O.M. Prices range from $20 to $180. These copies are hard to find and most now reside in personal collections around the world. found that most of them come to market several times per year. Amongst other things which i do at TechSupportAlert, is search for free e-books online that are offered legally. MUSGRAVE, P.W. DROTNER, Kirsten : ENGLISH CHILDREN AND THEIR MAGAZINES, 1751-1945. London : Hutchinson & Co., 1907. With the pictorial bookplate of Mary Anna Marten (1929-2010), archaeologist, trustee of the British Museum and heroine of the Crichel Down affair. London : John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1956. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 23555 – or simply click on the button. Original pictorial satin cotton, with rabbits, chicks, etc. Foolscap 4to (19cm). With six illustrations”. A review copy, with the manuscript review notes of the late B. C. Bloomfield loosely inserted. Children's Books. Just a single copy (British Library) located in major libraries worldwide. London : Geoffrey Bles, (1953). First edition. London : George Newnes, [1929]. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN, E. H. (Edward Hugessen), 1829-1893 : WHISPERS FROM FAIRYLAND. An extensive overview of the subject, with chapters on the period before 1800; nineteenth-century England; early American illustration; Howard Pyle; foreign picture books; graphic processes; illustrators of children’s classics; animated drawing; twentieth-century developments, etc., supplemented with biographies of living illustrators worldwide, bibliographies, etc. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 44461 – or simply click on the button. London : Country Life, (1949). (xii),228pp. viii,(140)pp. Eight dramatic plates by (Joseph) Watson Charlton (1876-1948). A. Milne and J. M. Barrie. Contemporary (March 1921) school prize label for Blealow Parochial School – the prize going to Alice Webster, for Progress. Get the best deal for 1st Edition Books for Children from the largest online selection at eBay.com. Published alongside Henty and Manville Fenn in typical Blackie format, this was Hough’s most popular success – still in print as late as 1925. Original red cloth, lettered in green; top edge green; just a touch of fading; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good copy in the original grey, red and black dust-jacket – lightly worn, a little tanned and with a small chip missing from lower panel. DE LA MARE, Walter (Walter John), 1873-1956 : THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. First edition. Twelve lively plates by Gustave Janet (1829-1898) and others. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 42595 – or simply click on the button. CAUSLEY, Charles (Charles Stanley), 1917-2003 – editor : THE BATSFORD BOOK OF STORIES IN VERSE FOR CHILDREN. x,272,[vi]pp. Undated, but the book, beautifully printed in Leipzig, was noticed in the press in the latter part of 1889 ("full of such wonderfully nice pictures", Newcastle Courant, 14th December) and here has a Christmas 1889 gift inscription. Illustrated by Harry Furniss (1854-1925). Original cloth on card covers; illustrations throughout, some in two colours; very slightly rubbed and lightly marked, but a serviceable copy of a scarce work. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 42428 – or simply click on the button. London : George Newnes, (1924). This is the tenth edition of A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young that was published by Methuen and Co Ltd London in July 1925 just 8 months after the first edition which was published on 6th November 1924. Kindle Edition. The table (right) lists the number of books in the price guide from each decade, and the average estimated First edition. In October 2020, a rare first edition of which children’s book has sold for £75,000 at an auction? Original green pictorial cloth, blocked in black, brown and buff; slight wear to foot of upper cover; mild tanning of endpapers; faint spotting of edges, but still a very good copy. London : George Routledge & Sons, 1867 [i.e.1866]. Harold And The Purple Crayon is nearly as difficult Descriptions of, or references LEAR, Edward, 1812-1888 : MORE NONSENSE, PICTURES, RHYMES, BOTANY, ETC. Contemporary (1833) pencilled ownership inscription of a member of the Pulford family. (viii),312 + 16pp advertisements. Includes “The Lost Prince”, “The Silver Fairies”, “Molly and the Devil-Fish”, etc. Harold And The Purple Crayon is nearly as difficult to find, as are the three Smith and Haas published Babarbooks. Oblong foolscap 4to (19 x 21cm). To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 41561 – or simply click on the button. First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue) of this beloved children's classic, "one of the first modern picture books, a perfect combination of story and pictures" (Mahony, 234), with seven beautiful color chromolithographs (three double-page) by William Nicholson, this copy blind-stamped "Presentation Copy" on the title page. Harry Potter and the Literary Allusions: J. K. Rowling's influences "Too Fancy and Ingenious": children's books by adult writers First edition. “There was an old person of Ealing, Who was wholly devoid of good feeling” – a very extensive collection of 100 Lear limericks, together with much of his nonsensical botany, and further nonsense rhymes – all with his own idiosyncratic illustrations. As for the other books in the list, we have [HOFFMAN, Aline Lydia] : NEARER THE IDEAL: INTIMATE TALKS TO GIRLS BY A. H. London : Pilgrim Press, [1913]. Impenetrable contemporary ownership inscription. From notable authors, historical figures, and past presidents our inventory is expansive. Specialist rare children's book dealer offering the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian items. First edition. Slight lean; spine unevenly sunned; a touch bruised; slight spotting of edges and endpapers, but a good copy of the scarcest of the series – in a Baynes dust-jacket supplied from a seventh impression – price-clipped, very slightly chipped and with minor strengthening and repair, but clean and substantially complete. With a preface by Charles Ryskamp and an interesting essay by the historian by J. H. Plumb on “The First Flourishing of Children’s Books”. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 39137 – or simply click on the button. London : Blackie & Son, 1911. Colour plates. Intended for use both at home and in schools, but although the work evidently enjoyed a considerable nineteenth-century vogue, being first published in about 1827 (the date of the preface) and reaching a tenth edition in 1865, we are unable to trace any edition earlier than the 1841 (sixth) in the British Library – and no copy of the present edition in any of the major UK libraries. “The idea is to get the book as it appeared in the bookstores the day it was released,” says John Larson, specialist in 19th- and 20th-century literature at Swann Auction Galleries . London : Blackie & Son, [ca.1900]. GODDEN, Rumer (Margaret Rumer), 1907-1998 : THE DRAGON OF OG. HOUGH, Lewis, 1829-1909 : DR. JOLLIFFE’S BOYS: A TALE OF WESTON SCHOOL. THE HORSE AND HIS BOY. ; slight wear at tips; a touch sunned, but still a very good copy. (174)pp. London : Blackie & Son, [ca.1920]. For some blockbuster titles, this can be as many as 50,000 copies or more. London : Geoffrey Bles, (1952). London : Frederick Warne, (1986). To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 28425 – or simply click on the button. From notable authors, historical figures, and past presidents our inventory is expansive. Buying & selling 19th-20th Century English & American Literature, Modern First Editions, Poetry, Children's Literature, Signed & Inscribed Books. 60,[ii],[2]pp. Small bookseller’s stamp. Typically, you will want to start with the copyright page as a first glance into a book's lineage. Each is a high quality story with imaginative or inventive illustrations, therefore the reading public A reprint of the original 1947 edition. 99 $9.99 $9.99 (645) The Night Country: A Hazel Wood Novel (The Hazel Wood Book 2) Melissa Albert Kindle Edition. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 29258 – or simply click on the button. Slight lean; minor fading at tips; slight spotting, mainly of edges and endpapers; a very good and sound copy in the original jacket – a little worn, chipped at extremities, lightly tanned and soiled, but essentially complete. Original decorative cloth gilt; all edges gilt; a few minor marks and signs of age and use, but still a very good and bright copy indeed. 60]pp. 144pp. Six plates. I totally need the copy of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in my life. Foolscap 4to (23cm). Also included are many rare books, sometimes signed. Original green boards, lettered in gilt; very good in the dust-jacket – also very good. Original pictorial cloth gilt; a touch rubbed; slight fading and splashing to boards, but still a very good copy. MILES, Alfred H. (Alfred Henry), 1848-1929 – editor : A BOOK OF BRAVE BOYS ALL THE WORLD OVER : STORIES OF COURAGE AND HEROISM IN HISTORY AND MODERN LIFE ... London : Stanley Paul & Co., [1909]. Illustrations and colour frontispiece by Pauline Baynes. Fifteen of the books are by Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Slight lean; minor marks and spots; a good copy in the original jacket – a little worn and chipped, a few small holes, lightly tanned, but essentially complete. The first of the wonderful Wallypug books (for specially nice girls and boys only) – a talking doll takes Girlie to the land Why, “where all the questions and answers come from ... but, before we start, you must promise me that you will be very kind to the Wallypug, for he is a kind of relation of mine”. toys, games, dolls, costumes, London : National Council of Evangelical Free Churches, 1907. Fast & Free shipping on many items! Original pale grey cloth, lettered in blue; mild tanning of endpapers; just a hint of edge spotting, but a very good, crisp and sound copy in the original Trew dust-jacket – a pictorial design in red and black on grey – just slightly creased and with a single repaired tear on upper panel – but also very good and fresh. This simple children's picture book has had a remarkable impact on popular culture. Foolscap 4to (22cm). First edition most often refers to the first commercial publication of a work between its own covers, even if it was first printed in a periodical: the complete text of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea appeared in the September 1, 1952 issue of Life, yet the generally accepted “first” edition is the hardcover book Scribner’s published on September 8, 1952. A delightful book about London for children – not just Oranges and Lemons and other nursery rhymes, but the origins of the city, the Romans, Boadicea, Saxon London, the Danes, Westminster Abbey, the Thames, London Bridge, the Tower, the Great Fire, St. Paul’s, London children, St. James’s Park, the Crystal Palace, the Zoo, Covent Garden, the docks, and London servants. To purchase, call us or e-mail us at books@ashrare.com quoting stock number 25258 – or simply click on the button. Foolscap 4to (21cm). viii,(472) + [xvi],32pp illustrated advertisements dated 1856 and February 1856 respectively. Numerous illustrations. biographies and memoirs childrens books ... books intended for adults, such as Aesop’s Fables, Gulliver’s Travels, and The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Crown 8vo (19cm). An attractive selection of around fifty narrative poems – by Causley himself, Robert Graves, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, John Masefield, William Morris, Brian Patten, W.B.Yeats and many more – illustrated with the striking designs of Charles Keeping (1924-1988). "In summer all right-minded boys built huts in the furze-hill behind the college – little lairs whittled out of the heart of the prickly bushes, full of stumps, odd root-ends, and spikes, but, since they were strictly forbidden, palaces of delight". Seven very highly regarded and influential fairy stories from the Liberal politician, later to become Lord Brabourne. 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