£50 - £80
A selection of well-known illustrated Books for Children generally in good order but missing their dustjackets: Peter Pan and Wendy by J M Barrie illustrated by Gwynedd M Hudson (1931 Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co Ltd). Publisher's statement reads: ''Do you know that this book is part of the J. M. Barrie 'Peter Pan Bequest'? This means that Sir J. M. Barrie's royalty on this book goes to help the doctors and nurses to cure the children who are lying ill in the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London'. Inscription to Roger Holmes from Beryl Browning Xmas 1933. Boards worn and spine is away, however the black and gilt decorated front board's design is reasonable. Internal condition is good and the quality of the twenty-one full page illustrations and typeset design would warrant quarter rebinding. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J M Barrie with drawings by Arthur Rackham (Seventh Edition 1910 Hodder & Stoughton). All fifty of the illustrations grouped at the back of the book are in good condition, but the frontispiece and the first few pages are loose. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Gwynedd M Hudson (Centenary (of Carroll's birth) Edition 1932 Hodder & Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co Ltd) - spine is badly faded, but internally it is generally good. Quality Street - A Comedy in Four Acts by J M Barrie illustrated by Hugh Thompson (1901 Hodder & Stoughton). Original inscription cut out of the top of the title page and later ink inscription dated 1945 below. Down- Adown- Derry - a Book of Fairy Poems by Walter de Lamare with illustrations by Dorothy P Lathrop (1922 First Edition Constable & Co Ltd, London) some foxing, otherwise good. A Midsummer Night's Dream illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1914 Heinemann) Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1932 First Edition - George G Harrap & Co Ltd) All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling illustrated by Stuart Tresilian (First Edition 1933 Macmillan and Co Limited). Profusely and finely illustrated, mostly in monochrome.