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[KILNER, Dorothy]. M. P. . The holiday present; containing anecdotes of mr. and mrs. jennet, and their little family; master george, master charles, master thomas, miss maria, miss charlotte, and miss harriet. Interspersed with instructive and amusing stories and observations. London. Printed for John Harris, 1831. Second Harris edition. 8vo. iv, 68pp. With engraved frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Original publisher's pictorial blue paper boards, red roan spine. Slightly rubbed, a little marked, else a crisp copy. Early inked gift inscription to head of title. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24308
PARTINGTON, Charles F.. Introduction to the science of botany; Illustrated on an entirely new principle, by a series of highly finished delineations of the plants, coloured to represent nature; including Characteristic Details of the physiology, uses, and classification, of the vegetable kingdom. London. Harvey and Darton, 1835. First edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 144pp. With an engraved hand-coloured frontispiece and engraved half-title. Original publisher's embossed dark green morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, sometime recased with new endpapers, initial two gatherings protruding slightly from text-block, partial inked ownership inscription to margin of p.[1], scattered foxing. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 24295
HALL, Mrs. S. C.. The juvenile forget me not. A Christmas and New Year's gift, of birthday present, for the year 1829. London. N. Hailes, [1829]. First edition. 8vo. x, [2], 239pp, [1]. With an engraved presentation plate, a further 14 engraved plates, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's roan-backed cream boards, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Early inked ownership inscription of Edith Mary Simpson to recto of FFEP, presentation plate working-loose, two gatherings protruding from text-block, very occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 25140
HEWLETT, Esther. The old man's head: or, youthful recollections. London. William Darton, [1824]. First edition. 12mo. 180pp. With an engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, surface loss to bumped corners and head of spine, upper joint split. Near contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP, plates a trifle browned and spotted, offsetting to title. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21699
[NEW CHILDREN'S FRIEND]. The new children's friend: or, pleasing incitements to wisdom and virtue; conveyed through the medium of anecdote, tale, and adventure, calculated to entertain, fortify, and improve the juvenile mind. Translated chiefly from the german. London. Printed by J. Swan and Co....for Vernor and Hood...and Darton and Harvey, 1800. Fourth edition. 12mo. viii, 171pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green vellum-backed marbled boards. Extremities rubbed, lettering-piece worn, some loss to foot of spine, corners bumped. Frontispiece naively hand-coloured, leaves B3-4 inverted, occasional spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 25603
[BOTANY]. The elements of botany: for families and schools. London. John W. Parker, 1837. Third edition, enlarged. 12mo. 143, [1], 7pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, two further plates, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, and four final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's dark green decorated cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Occasional spoting, booksellers ticket of W. Barwick of Lancaster to FEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 25601
[STRICKLAND, Agnes]. The use of sight; or, I wish I were Julia. Intended for the instruction and amusement of children. London. William Darton and Son, [s.d., c.1834] Second edition. 12mo. 108pp. With an engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates. Original publisher's black roan backed marbled paper boards, later expertly rebacked in calf. Lightly rubbed. Yellow endpapers, early inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21662
HOFLAND, Mrs.. The history of a merchant's widow and her young family. London. Printed for A. K. Newman & Co., [1857]. New edition. 12mo. [2], 176pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, tooled and lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Early inked ownership inscription to head of engraved title, scattered foxing. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 24314
TAYLOR, Jefferys. Ralph richards, the miser. London. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy...and N. Hailes, 1821. First edition. 12mo. [2], 159pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's black roan-backed marbled paper boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed. Light offsetting to title, very occasional spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 25408
[RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY]. My happy home. [London]. [The Religious Tract Society], [c.1875] 8vo. Eight unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, comprised of seven coloured illustrations positioned above a four-line stanza. Stitched, as issued. Early inked gift inscription to head of title. A trifle creased, ink-spotting to verso of final leaf. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 21361
[RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY]. Pretty pussy. [London]. [The Religious Tract Society], [1873]. 8vo. Eight unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only, comprised of seven coloured illustrations positioned above a single rhyming couplet. Stitched, as issued. Early inked gift inscription to head of title. A trifle creased and spotted. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 21360
[WINTER VACATION]. The winter vacation; or, holidays in the country. London. Printed for Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1818. First edition. 12mo. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Original publisher's marbled boards, green roan spine, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, both boards held by single cords only, loss to spine. Booksellers ticket of Duffield's Juvenile Library, Bath to FEP, scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21369
[STRICKLAND, Agnes]. Le jour de naissance de rosette:* composé pour l'amusement et l'instruction des jeunes demoiselles...*Rosetta's birth-day. Londres [i.e. London]. Chez William Darton, [s.d., c.1824] First edition in French. 12mo. 36pp. With an engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates. Original publisher's printed stiff yellow wrappers. A trifle rubbed and dust-soiled. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, frontispiece foxed, else clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 21364