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Rudyard Kipling Land and Sea Tales First Edition 1923 About Us

Antiquarian Books Catalogue



George Cruickshank The Comic Almanack First and Second Series 1896 and 1901

Bart Kennedy Slavery Pictures From the Depths First Edition 1905

William Makepeace Thackeray The Newcomes 2 Volume First Edition 1854 and 1855

William Makepeace Thackeray The Roundabout Papers US First Edition 1863




Antiquarian Children’s Books Catalogue



Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar of Wakefield 1889

Andrew Lang Princes and Princesses First Edition 1908

William Heath Robinson More Monarchs of Merry England circa 1903

William Heath Robinson Monarchs of Merrie England First Edition 1908

Charles Robinson The Saint’s Garden First Edition 1927




Children’s Illustrated Books Catalogue



Charles Lamb Tales From Shakespeare circa 1914

John Bunyan The Pilgrim’s Progress circa 1916

T.W. Rolleston Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race Second Revised Edition 1916

Louisa M. Alcott Little Women circa 1922

Warwick Goble The Fairy Book Second Edition 1923

Louey Chisholm The Golden Staircase 1928

Walter de la Mare Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe Signed Limited Edition 1930

David Garnett Pocahontas First Edition 1933

Bonzo Annual 1949

Rev W. Awdry Gordon the Big Engine First Edition third impression 1958

Rev W. Awdry Duck and the Diesel Engine First Edition first imp. 1958

Rev W. Awdry The Twin Engines First Edition 1960

Rev W. Awdry Enterprising Engines First Edition first imp. 1968

Rev W. Awdry Oliver the Western Engine First Edition first imp. 1969

Rev W. Awdry Tramway Engines First Paperback Edition 1976

Rev W. Awdry James the Red Engine,

Christopher Awdry Thomas the Tank Shapes and Sizes signed book 1991

Charles Kingsley The Water Babies illustrated by Harold Jones First Edition 1961

Dr Seuss Sleep Book US First Edition 1962




Modern First Edition Books Catalogue



Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World First Edition 1912

Edgar Rice Burroughs The Son of Tarzan 1917

Harold Robbins The Dream Merchants Signed U.S. First Edition Book 1949

John Le Carré Absolute Friends Signed First Edition Book 2004

J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion First Edition 1977

Humphrey Carpenter The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien First Edition Book 1981

Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead Signed First Edition Book 1989




Illustrated Books Catalogue



Arthur Rackham The Ingoldsby Legends 1905

Willy Pogany Tannhӓuser signed limited edition 1911

Willy Pogany The Tale of Lohengrin first edition 1913

Edmund Dulac’s Picture Book for the French Red Cross first edition 1915

Edmund Dulac The Dreamer of Dreams first edition 1915

Edmund Dulac Tanglewood Tales first edition 1918

Willy Pogany Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 1919

Edmund Dulac My Days with the Fairies 1920

Arthur Rackham A Dish of Apples first edition 1921

Edmund Dulac The Sleeping Beauty circa 1927

Arthur Rackham The Vicar of Wakefield U.S. First Edition 1929

Arthur Rackham Peer Gynt First Edition 1936

Arthur Rackham The Ring of the Niblung First Edition 1939

Arthur Rackham Mother Goose 1971

Arthur Rackham The Sleeping Beauty 1974




Americana Books Catalogue



William Hancock An Emigrant’s Five Years in the Free States of America 1860

Joel Chandler Harris The Story of Aaron US First Edition 1896

Joel Chandler Harris Aaron in the Wildwoods US First Edition 1897

Harry Houdini The Right Way To Do Wrong US First Edition 1906

Anne Morrow Lindbergh The Steep Ascent US First Edition 1944

Anne Morrow Lindbergh The Unicorn and Other Poems US First Edition 4th Imp 1956

Charles Lindbergh The Wartime Journals of Charles A Lindbergh US First Edn 1970

Walter S. Ross The Last Hero 1976

Brendan Gill Lindbergh Alone US First Edition 1977

Charles A Lindbergh An American Life US First Edition 1977

Charles Lindbergh An Autobiography of Values US First Edition 1978




Signed Books & Autographs Catalogue



William Hancock An Emigrants Five Years in the Free States of America 1860

Walter Ross Charles A. Lindbergh The Last Hero 1976

Charles Dickens Mr Pickwick signed limited edition 1910

Mary Angela Dickens Children’s Stories From Dickens signed limited edition 1911

Willy Pogany Tannhӓuser signed limited edition 1911

Edgar Browne Phiz and Dickens signed limited edition 1913

Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age signed limited edition 1928

Walter de la Mare Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe signed limited edition 1930

H.G. Wells You Can’t Be Too Careful signed 1941

Harold Robbins The Dream Merchants signed U.S. First Edition 1949

Leslie Charteris Vendetta For The Saint signed 1965

Leslie Charteris The Saint and the People Importers 1971 signed

Leslie Charteris Catch The Saint 1980 signed

Colin Dexter The Wench is Dead signed first edition 1989

John le Carré Absolute Friends signed first edition 2003

Roger Moore Signed Photograph as James Bond




Charles Dickens Books Catalogue



Nicholas Nickleby First Edition in Book Form 1839

Charles Dickens Christmas Stories Household Words Extra Christmas Number 1868

The Mystery of Edwin Drood First Edition in Book Form 1870

Mr Pickwick Illustrated and Signed by Frank Reynolds 1910

Children’s Stories From Dickens Signed Limited Edition 1911

The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain Pears Edition circa 1912

Phiz and Dickens Signed Limited Edition 1913




Rudyard Kipling Books Catalogue



Rudyard Kipling In Black and White Indian Railway Library Number 3 1888

Rudyard Kipling Under the Deodars Indian Railway Library Number 4 1888

Rudyard Kipling The Naulakha First Edition 1892

Rudyard Kipling The Seven Seas First Edition 1896

Rudyard Kipling Abaft The Funnel U.S. First Authorised Edition 1909

Rudyard Kipling Land and Sea Tales First Edition 1923




Alfred Lord Tennyson Books Catalogue



Alfred Lord Tennyson The Holy Grail and Other Poems First Edition 1870

Alfred Lord Tennyson Harold A Drama First Edition 1877

Alfred Lord Tennyson The Cup and the Falcon First Edition 1844




Mark Twain Books Catalogue



Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad 2 Volume Second Edition 1880

Mark Twain The Stolen White Elephant First Edition 1882

Mark Twain A Double Barrelled Detective Story First Edition 1902

Mark Twain 1601 Limited Edition 1936




Kate Greenaway Books Catalogue



Kate Greenaway Under the Window First Edition 1878

Kate Greenaway A Day in a Child’s Life First Edition Fourth issue 1882

Kate Greenaway Almanack for 1884




Randolph Caldecott Books Catalogue



Randolph Caldecott Some Aesop’s Fables First Edition 1883

Randolph Caldecott A Sketch-Book of R. Caldecott circa 1883

Randolph Caldecott The Panjandrum Picture Book circa 1885

More Graphic Pictures by Randolph Caldecott circa 1887

Randolph Caldecott Picture Book Volume 1 circa 1910

Randolph Caldecott The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book circa 1910




Louis Wain Books Catalogue



Louis Wain The Monkey That Would Not Kill First Edition 1898

Louis Wain My Funny Animal Book circa 1904

Louis Wain The Marvellous Story of Puss in Boots circa 1904

Our Darlings circa 1914

The School Girl’s Stories Annual circa 1915




Mabel Lucie Attwell Books Catalogue



Mabel Lucie Attwell Fairy Tales First Edition circa 1911

Mabel Lucie Attwell Little Red Riding Hood circa 1915

Mabel Lucie Attwell Little Red Riding Hood circa 1915 (alternative version)

Mabel Lucie Attwell’s Annual 1974




J.M. Barrie Books Catalogue



Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens circa 1910

J.M. Barrie Courage Address May 3rd 1922




Wizard of Oz Books Catalogue



John Dough and the Cherub First Edition First State 1906

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz Popular Edition 1908

The Patchwork Girl of Oz First Edition First State 1913

Kabumpo in Oz First Edition First State 1922

The Scarecrow of Oz circa 1923

The Lost Princess of Oz circa 1929

The Purple Prince of Oz First Edition 1932

The Wonder City of Oz First Edition First State 1940

The Magical Mimics in Oz First Edition First State 1946

The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland Film Book First Edition 1939

The Wizard of Oz Movable Book First Edition 1944




Kenneth Grahame Books Catalogue



Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age New Edition 1904

Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age US Edition 1904

Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows Sixth Edition 1911

Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age Signed Limited Edition 1928




A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh Books



A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young tenth edition 1925

A.A. Milne Now We Are Six second edition 1927

A.A. Milne Songs From Now We Are Six first edition 1927

A.A. Milne More Very Young Songs first edition 1928




Arthur Ransome Books Catalogue



Arthur Ransome Swallowdale First Edition Seventh Impression 1937

Arthur Ransome Peter Duck First Edition Eighth Impression 1937

Arthur Ransome Winter Holiday First Edition Fourth Impression 1936

Arthur Ransome Coot Club First Edition Second Impression 1934

Arthur Ransome Pigeon Post First Edition Fourth Impression 1937

Arthur Ransome The Picts and the Martyrs First Edition First Impression 1946




W.E. Johns & Biggles Books Catalogue



Biggles On the Spot in the Modern Boys Book of Adventure Stories 1936

The Biggles Omnibus 1939

Samson of Patagonia in Boy’s Own Paper 1942

Adventure of the Luminous Lilly in Boy’s Own Paper 1943

Secret Weapon in Boy’s Own Paper 1944

Biggles Gets His Men Special Edition 1951

Biggles Takes the Case First Edition 1952

Biggles Chinese Puzzle First Edition 1955

Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy First Edition 1961

Biggles and the Missing Millionaire First Edition 1961

Biggles Bumper Book First Edition 1983

Gimlet’s Oriental Quest First Edition 1948

Gimlet Lends a Hand First Edition 1949

The Passing Show First Edition 1937

Kings of Space First Edition 1954

The Edge of Beyond First Edition 1958

The Death Rays of Ardilla First Edition 1959




Enid Blyton Books Catalogue



Enid Blyton Boys’ and Girls Story Book First Edition 1935

Enid Blyton Polly the Piglet First Edition 1944

Enid Blyton Happy Story Book First Edition Second Impression 1949

Tuck’s Annual For Boys and Girls 1949

Enid Blyton Rumble and Chuff  First Edition 1958

Enid Blyton Bom Goes to Ho Ho Village First Edition 1958




Lewis Carroll Books Catalogue



Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass Second Edition 1880

Stuart Dodgson Collingwood The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll circa 1899

Stuart Dodgson Collingwood The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll circa 1900

Florence Becker Lennon Lewis Carroll First Edition 1947

Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass People’s Edition 1962

James Playsted Wood The Snark Was a Boojum First Edition 1966

John Pudney Lewis Carroll and His World First Edition 1976

Thomas Hinde Looking Glass Letters First Edition 1991




Agatha Christie Books Catalogue



Agatha Christie The Floating Admiral First Edition 1931

Agatha Christie The Hound of Death First Edition 1933

Agatha Christie The Secret of Chimneys 1941

Agatha Christie The Moving Finger First Edition 1943

Agatha Christie Death Comes as the End First Edition Third Impression 1947

Agatha Christie Why Didn’t They Ask Evans First Edition Ninth Impression 1950

Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye First Edition 1953

Agatha Christie After the Funeral First Edition 1953

Agatha Christie Destination Unknown First Edition 1954

Agatha Christie The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side First Edition 1962

Agatha Christie The Clocks First Edition 1962

Agatha Christie At Bertram’s Hotel First Edition 1965

Agatha Christie Endless Night Uncorrected Proof 1967

Agatha Christie By The Pricking of My Thumbs First Edition 1968

Agatha Christie Halloween Party First Edition 1969

Agatha Christie Passenger To Frankfurt First Edition Early Issue 1970




Leslie Charteris Books Catalogue




Leslie Charteris The Last Hero circa 1930

Leslie Charteris Ace of Knaves First Edition 1937

Leslie Charteris She Was a Lady circa 1938

Leslie Charteris Call For The Saint First Edition 1948

Leslie Charteris Vendetta For The Saint 1965 Signed by Leslie Charteris

Leslie Charteris The Saint and the People Importers 1971 Signed

Leslie Charteris Catch The Saint 1980 Signed by Leslie Charteris




Ian Fleming Books Catalogue



Ian Fleming The Man With The Golden Gun First Edition 1965

The James Bond Annual 1965

Ian Fleming Octopussy and The Living Daylights 1966 First Edition

Roger Moore Signed Photo as James Bond




Frederick Forsyth Books Catalogue



Frederick Forsyth The Odessa File First Edition 1972

Frederick Forsyth The Dogs of War First Edition third impression 1974

Frederick Forsyth The Devil’s Alternative Proof Copy 1979

Frederick Forsyth The Fourth Protocol First Edition second impression 1982

Frederick Forsyth No Comebacks First Edition 1982

Frederick Forsyth The Negotiator First Edition 1989

Frederick Forsyth The Deceiver First Edition 1991

Frederick Forsyth Icon First Edition 1996




H.G. Wells Books Catalogue



H.G. Wells New Worlds For Old First Edition 1908

H.G. Wells The New Machiavelli First Edition 1911

H.G. Wells War and the Future First Edition 1917

H.G. Wells The Invisible Man serialised in Amazing Stories magazine 1928

H.G. Wells The Way The World Is Going First Edition 1928

H.G. Wells The King Who Was A King First Edition 1929

H.G. Wells You Can’t Be Too Careful 1941 First Edition Second Imp Signed




P.G. Wodehouse Books Catalogue



P.G. Wodehouse Meet Mr Mulliner First Edition Fifth Printing circa 1935

P.G. Wodehouse Young Men in Spats First Edition 1936

P.G. Wodehouse The Small Bachelor Eleventh Edition 1941

P.G. Wodehouse Plum Pie First Edition 1966

Antiquarian Books For SaleAntiquarian Children's Books For SaleChildren's Illustrated Books For SaleModern First Edition Books For SaleIllustrated Books For SaleSigned Books & AutographsCharles Dickens Books For SaleRudyard Kipling Books For SaleAlfred Lord Tennyson Books For SaleMark Twain Books For SaleKate Greenaway Books For SaleRandolph Caldecott Books For SaleLouis Wain Books For SaleMabel Lucie Attwell Books For SaleJ.M. Barrie Books For SaleWizard of Oz Books For SaleKenneth Grahame Books For SaleA.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh Books For Sale Arthur Ransome Books For SaleW.E. Johns & Biggles BooksEnid Blyton Books For SaleLewis Carroll Books For SaleAgatha Christie Books For SaleLeslie Charteris Books For SaleIan Fleming Books For SaleFrederick Forsyth BooksH.G. Wells Books Books For SaleP.G. Wodehouse Books For Sale

George Cruickshank The Comic Almanack First and Second Series 1896 and 1901


Bart Kennedy Slavery Pictures From the Depths First Edition 1905


Andrew Lang Princes and Princesses First Edition 1908


Louisa M. Alcott Little Women circa 1922


Walter de la Mare Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe Signed Limited Edition 1930


Christopher Awdry Thomas the Tank Shapes and Sizes signed book 1991


Arthur Conan Doyle The Lost World First Edition 1912


Harold Robbins The Dream Merchants Signed U.S. First Edition Book 1949


Colin Dexter The Wench Is Dead Signed First Edition Book 1989


John Le Carré Absolute Friends Signed First Edition Book 2004


J.R.R. Tolkien The Silmarillion First Edition 1977


Arthur Rackham The Ingoldsby Legends 1905


Willy Pogany Tannhӓuser signed limited edition 1911


Edmund Dulac My Days with the Fairies 1920


Arthur Rackham The Vicar of Wakefield U.S. First Edition 1929


William Hancock An Emigrant’s Five Years in the Free States of America First Edition 1860


Harry Houdini The Right Way To Do Wrong US First Edition 1906


Walter S. Ross The Last Hero 1976


Charles Lindbergh An Autobiography of Values US First Edition 1978


Charles Dickens Mr Pickwick signed limited edition 1910


Walter de la Mare Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe signed limited edition 1930


Leslie Charteris Vendetta For The Saint signed 1965


Roger Moore Signed Photograph as James Bond


Nicholas Nickleby First Edition in Book Form 1839


Charles Dickens Christmas Stories Household Words Extra Christmas Number 1868


Phiz and Dickens Signed Limited Edition 1913


Rudyard Kipling In Black and White Indian Railway Library Number 3 1888


Rudyard Kipling Under the Deodars Indian Railway Library Number 4 1888


Alfred Lord Tennyson The Holy Grail and Other Poems First Edition 1870


Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad 2 Volume Second Edition 1880


Mark Twain A Double Barrelled Detective Story First Edition 1902


Kate Greenaway Under the Window First Edition 1878


Randolph Caldecott Some Aesop’s Fables First Edition 1883


Randolph Caldecott The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book circa 1910


Louis Wain The Marvellous Story of Puss in Boots circa 1904


Louis Wain My Funny Animal Book circa 1904


Mabel Lucie Attwell Fairy Tales First Edition circa 1911


Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens circa 1910


Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz Popular Edition 1908


The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland Film Book First Edition 1939


The Patchwork Girl of Oz First Edition First State 1913


Kabumpo in Oz First Edition First State 1922


Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows Sixth Edition 1911


Kenneth Grahame The Golden Age Signed Limited Edition 1928


A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young tenth edition 1925


Arthur Ransome Swallowdale First Edition Seventh Impression 1937


Arthur Ransome The Picts and the Martyrs First Edition First Impression 1946


Biggles On the Spot in the Modern Boys Book of Adventure Stories 1936


The Biggles Omnibus 1939


Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy First Edition 1961


Gimlet Lends a Hand First Edition 1949


Kings of Space First Edition 1954


Enid Blyton Boys’ and Girls Story Book First Edition 1935


Enid Blyton Rumble and Chuff  First Edition 1958


Lewis Carroll Through the Looking Glass Second Edition 1880


James Playsted Wood The Snark Was a Boojum First Edition 1966


Agatha Christie The Floating Admiral First Edition 1931


Agatha Christie The Hound of Death First Edition 1933


Agatha Christie Why Didn’t They Ask Evans First Edition Ninth Impression 1950


Agatha Christie The Clocks First Edition 1962


Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye First Edition 1953


Leslie Charteris Ace of Knaves First Edition 1937


Leslie Charteris The Saint and the People Importers 1971 Signed


Ian Fleming The Man With The Golden Gun First Edition 1965


Ian Fleming Octopussy and The Living Daylights 1966 First Edition


Frederick Forsyth The Odessa File First Edition 1972


Frederick Forsyth The Dogs of War First Edition third impression 1974


H.G. Wells New Worlds For Old First Edition 1908


H.G. Wells War and the Future First Edition 1917