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THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE

by Harte, Bret

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Published
1886
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NZ$547.65

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1886. [illustrated by Kate Greenaway] Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London: Chatto and Windus, n.d. [1886]. Original olive linen with color pictorial covers, all page edges red. First Edition of this 58-page children's fantasy tale that includes 28 color illustrations by Kate Greenaway. There is a very similar American edition, actually printed and bound in the U.K.… Read more
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NZ$547.65
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ST. PATRICK'S EVE

by Lever, Charles

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Published
1845
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NZ$292.08

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1845. Illustrated by Phiz. London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. Original grey-green cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of this children's book -- "It was on the 16th of March, the eve of St. Patrick, not quite twenty years ago..." -- modeled on the Christmas books of Charles Dickens, at that time quite the… Read more
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THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY

by Potter, Beatrix

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Published
1904
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NZ$722.90

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1904. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. Original light brown boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's fourth book, following PETER RABBIT, SQUIRREL NUTKIN and THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER. Here, Peter Rabbit returns with his cousin Benjamin to Mr. McGregor's garden -- to retrieve the clothes he left there when in the first book… Read more
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NZ$722.90
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A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Published
1852
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NZ$1,387.38

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1852. With Engravings by Baker from Designs by Billings. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. Original grey-green blind-stamped cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First Edition, first printing, of this collection of six children's tales adapted from Greek myths. The tales are "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The Three Golden Apples," "The Miraculous… Read more
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GINGER & PICKLES

by Potter, Beatrix

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Published
1909
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NZ$620.67

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1909. Potter, Beatrix. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909. Original pale buff boards decorated in dark green, with color pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale about a country village store, run by a tom-cat named Ginger and a terrier named Pickles. Ginger and Pickles do very well -- sort of: sales are great, since they… Read more
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THE TALE OF MRS. TITTLEMOUSE

by Potter, Beatrix

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Published
1910
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NZ$985.77

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1910. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1910. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with hexagonal pictorial onlay. First Edition of Beatrix Potter's tale about a wood-mouse named Thomasina Tittlemouse. The tale tells of her attempts to keep her underground home neat and tidy in spite of various unexpected visitors ("friends" they were called in the manuscript: this was… Read more
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THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

by Potter, Beatrix

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Published
1913
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NZ$949.26

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1913. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. Original grey-green paper-covered boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's nineteenth book, her second title (after THE TALE OF MR. TOD) to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding almost as fragile as the earlier titles. THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND was most… Read more
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"Little Mistress Valentia" -- in Nister's PASTIME TALES

by Henty, G.A.

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Published
1912
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NZ$292.08

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1912. London: Ernest Nister, n.d. [1912]. Original color-pictorial paper-covered boards with blue-grey cloth spine. Early appearance of this Henty tale, in this Nister book for children, printed in Bavaria. Nister had already included "Little Mistress Valentia" in his IN THE CHIMNEY CORNER of 1899 and in his Holiday Annual of 1905; this is its third appearance.… Read more
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THE MOTHER GOOSE;

by (Children's Books)

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Published
1854
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NZ$985.77

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1854. [Vincent Starrett's copy] containing All the Melodies the Old Lady Ever Wrote. Edited by Dame Goslin. Embellished with an exact likeness of the veritable Mother Goose, and Numerous Engravings from Original Designs. New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. [1854?]. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth with gilt-decorated spine. This is one of the more sought-after editions of… Read more
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THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES

by Potter, Beatrix

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Published
1911
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NZ$1,423.89

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1911. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911. Original dark green paper boards with arched pictorial onlay. First Edition of these adventures of Timmy Tiptoes (and his wife Goody), grey squirrels trying to get nuts collected and stored up for the oncoming winter. Timmy is wrongly accused of stealing other squirrels' nuts and is thrown through a tree-hole… Read more
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PLANTATION PAGEANTS

by Harris, Joel Chandler

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Sumner & Stillman
Published
1899
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NZ$182.55

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1899. Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1899. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First Edition, English issue, of this collection of fourteen tales -- including a few about Brer Rabbit and friends. This is a children's story book in the same general format as the four books… Read more
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THE STORY OF A PUPPET. Or The Adventures of Pinocchio

by "Collodi, C." [pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini]

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Published
1892
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NZ$2,847.78

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1892. Translated from the Italian by M[ary]. A[lice]. Murray. Illustrated by C.[sic] Mazzanti. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1892. Original cream cloth decorated in blue, with endpapers and page edges to match. First Edition in English, issued as a volume in Unwin's "The Children's Library." Lorenzini (1826-1890 -- he used his mother's native village in Tuscany as… Read more
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED

by Carroll, Lewis

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Published
1893
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NZ$722.90

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1893. [with 1893 dust jacket] With Forty-six Illustrations by Harry Furniss. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. 5 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, with dust jacket. First Edition of Carroll's conclusion to his 1889 novel/fairy tale, written with an even more serious tone than the earlier book. We… Read more
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THE YOUNG BUGLERS

by Henty, G.A.

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Published
1891
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NZ$693.69

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1891. A Tale of the Peninsular War. With Eight Illustrations by John Proctor and Eleven Plans of Battles. London: Griffith Farran & Co., n.d. Original aqua blue cloth pictorially decorated in black, green and red, all page edges gilt. Early edition of Henty's third book for boys -- an edition not specifically cited by Newbolt. This… Read more
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NZ$693.69
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NOW FOR A STORY!

by Henty, G.A. (and others)

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Published
1893
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NZ$803.22

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1893. A Collection of Short Original Stories for Children. London: Skeffington and Son, 1893. Original light blue paper-covered boards decorated in white, pink, green and black. First Edition of this anthology of 18 "short original stories for children" by 13 different authors of the day -- including G. A. Henty ("The Wreckers of Pendarven"); others include L.T.… Read more
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NZ$803.22
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STORIES JOLLY: STORIES NEW: STORIES STRANGE & STORIES TRUE

by Henty, G.A.

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Published
1889
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NZ$1,095.30

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1889. A Series of New and Original Tales for Boys and Girls from Six to Fourteen Years Old. London: Skeffington & Son, 1889. 3 pp undated ads. Original light green cloth pictorially decorated in green, black and pale yellow. First Edition. This is an anthology of nineteen "new and original" children's tales, by such authors… Read more
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FRIENDS THOUGH DIVIDED

by Henty, G.A.

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Published
1883
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NZ$1,131.81

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1883. A Tale of the Civil War. Illustrated. London: Griffith & Farran, 1883. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1883. Original pictorial brown cloth. First Edition of this early Henty boys' tale taking place during the English Civil War. According to Newbolt (and to the printer's code on the title verso), 3000 copies were initially printed… Read more
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ALMANACK FOR 1886

by Greenaway, Kate

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Sumner & Stillman
Published
1885
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NZ$182.55

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1885. London: George Routledge & Sons, n.d.[1885]. Original white morocco-grain boards pictorially decorated in gilt and bordered in dark blue, all edges gilt. This was the fourth of the fourteen Greenaway almanacks, and in­cludes 23 pages bearing her color illustrations. This copy is in the special binding of imitation-morocco white boards, with illustration and lettering in gilt… Read more
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ALMANACK FOR 1891

by Greenaway, Kate

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Published
1890
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1890. [London:] George Routledge & Sons, n.d.[1890]. Original white pictorial boards with yellow cloth spine. This was the ninth of the fourteen almanacks by Kate Greenaway, in the standard binding of white pictorial boards showing a woman with three children, within a border of leaves. There are 22 pages bearing Greenaway illustrations in color. This is… Read more
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ALMANACK FOR 1883

by Greenaway, Kate

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Published
1882
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NZ$182.55

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1882. London: George Routledge and Sons, n.d.[1882]. Original glazed pictorial boards with yellow cloth spine. This was the first of Kate Greenaway's fourteen little almanacks -- probably published actually in late 1882. There are 23 pages of charming illustrations in color. This is a very good-plus copy (minor cover soil and rubbing, bookplate on front endpaper).… Read more
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