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RICKARDS (E. C.): A Strange Exhibition, and other Tales for the Young,
First Edition, with illustrations by H. W. Petherick, 188pp., original printed decorative cloth, a very good copy, London, Hogg, [1888]. (Book ref. 20030)   £20.00
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MAYER, (Charles-Joseph de): Le cabinet des Fées, ou collection choisie des contes des fées et autres contes merveilleux. Ornés de figures.
volume 28 [only] with three fine engraved plates by Marillier, very good copy in contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, Genève, Barde, Manget, se trouve à Paris, Cuchet, 1787. (Book ref. 20032)   £22.00
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JOHNES (Merideth): Prince Charlie the Young Chevalier,
First Edition, 368pp octavo, contemporary prize calf binding, worn at head, with eight illustrations by M.S. Morgan, London, Kent, 1860. (Book ref. 20022)   £22.00
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CARROLL (Lewis); STERN (Jeffrey): Lewis Carroll Bibliophile, A Study,
including a Facsimile Edition of the Catalogue of the Auction Sale following C. L. Dodgson's Death in 1898, along with Facsimiles of Three Subsequent Booksellers' Catalogues an a catalogue of a Later Auction - all Offering Books from his Library, First Edition, limited to 500 copies, frontispiece, xxxiii, 161pp tall 8vo, red cloth gilt, new, Luton, Lewis Carroll Society, 1997 (Book ref. 20004)   £18.00
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BOUILLY (J. N.): Le Portefeuille de la Jeunesse, ou la Morale et l'Histoire enseignées par des exemples; précédées d'un discours sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage,
3 vols; Litterature (283pp); Hospitalite (259pp); Beaux Arts (245pp), matching half calf, marbled boards, frontispiece portrait to each volume, attractive copies, Paris, Moutardier, 1830 (Book ref. 20025)   £60.00
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ROWLING (J. K.): Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
First Edition, second impression (highest number on strike list is 2) with unclipped dust-wrapper and the same illustrations on the pictorial hardback binding, no advertisements, a few very trivial signs of use but a very good clean copy, London, Bloomsbutu, 1999. (Book ref. 19919)   £30.00
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GENLIS (Mme la Comtesse de) [Stéphanie-Félicité Ducrest de Saint-Aubin]: Pétrarque et Laure,
First Edition, 2 vols, xii, 210; 240pp octavo, mid 19thC half calf, marbled boards, very good copy, Paris, editeur.., 1819. Historical novel by this important French educationalist and writer for children. A photograph of this book can be sent on request. (Book ref. 19552)   £75.00
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LEBRUN (M.): Manuel du Cartonnier, du Cartier et du fabricant de Cartonnages, ou l' art de faire toutes sortes de cartons,
de cartonnages et de cartes à jouer. Contenant les meilleurs procédés pour gaufrer, colorier, vernir, dorer, couvrir en paille, en soie, les ouvrages en carton; Suivi des Lois et Règlemens relatifs à l' art du Cartier, et d' un vocabulaire des termes techniques. First Edition, 264pp small octavo, with 2 long folding engraved plates, a very good copy in original cloth, Paris, à la Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1830. A photograph of this book can be sent on request. (Book ref. 19275)   £120.00
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ANDERSEN (Hans Christian): Contes d'Andersen, traduits du Danois par D. Soldi, avec une Notice Biographique par X Marmier,
et 40 vignettes par Bertail, First French Edition, half title, xi, 334pp octavo, contemporary half calf, mabled boards, spine gilt, wanting label, some light finger marking and foxing, a few of the illustrations with amateur colouring, Paris, Hachette, 1856. One of the first translations from Danish. (Book ref. 19268)   £35.00
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BRADLEY MARTIN LIBRARY; SOTHEBY'S: The Library of...Part VI Highly Important American and Children's Literature.
January 30-31 1990, c500pp. with detailed descriptions of 527 lots; illustrated throughout including many coloured plates; fine hardback in original cloth. New York: Sotheby's 1990. 28 cm x 21.5 cm, green cloth with pictorial label on upper board, unpaginated; illustrated in colour and b&w. Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. Useful catalogue of one the best best collections of American literature ever held in private hands. Especially strong on Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe, and others. (Book ref. 18755)   £14.00
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MOON (Marjorie); CHRISTIE'S: The Marjorie Moon Collection of Early English Children's Books,
auction catalogue of sale held 28 June 1995, 122pp small quarto, extensively illustrated, fine copy in original card wrappers, London, Christie's 1995. Catalogue of one of the finest collections of children's books in private hands. (Book ref. 18736)   £10.00
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FROEBEL (Friedrich Wilhelm August): Die Menschenerziehung, die Erziehungs-, Unterrichts- und Lehrkunst,
angestrebt in der allgemeinen deutschen Erziehungsanstalt zu Keilhau, dargestellt von dem Stifter Begrunder und Vorsteher deselben, Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel, Erster Band [all published], Bis sun begonnen Knabenalter, First Edition, 4, 497pp with two advertisement leaves at the end, royal 8vo, SUPERB UNSOPHISTICATED COPY in the original ochre printed wrappers with emblematic woodcuts on each cover and with their explanatory slips still present tipped onto inside covers, uncut and with only the first five signatures cut open, slight occasional foxing but A MAGNIFICENT COPY, Keilhau, Verlag der allgemeinen deutschen Erziehungsamstalt; Leipzig, in Commission bey A. Wiebrack, 1826. Photograph available on request. This book is, quite simply, one of the greatest and most important publications in the whole history of education. The title translates as "The Education of Man, The Art of Education, Instruction and Training ... volume one [all published] to the beginning of Boyhood." "Froebel was one of those reformers who succeed in permanently changing the face of education. W. H. Kilpatrick, one of Froebel's most critical American admirers, considered that he had made education take ‘a complete about face', in that he altered people's whole way of looking at childhood. Though Rousseau and Pestalozzi, Froebel's spiritual and educational ancestors, had initiated the idea of ‘child-centred' education, Froebel was the first to apply it, on an elaborately worked-out theoretical and practical basis, to those children normally educated in infant schools. He demonstrated that children's normal and natural play activities, guided and stimulated by the teachers, were an essential element of the learning process. Friedrich Froebel was born in Thuringia in 1782, and after an apprenticeship to forestry, studied at the University of Jena, became a teacher at Frankfurt, worked under Pestalozzi at Yverdon, and after further study, teaching, and writing opened his first kindergarten in 1837 at Keilhau. Fundamentally, Froebel developed and expanded one of Pestalozzi's key ideas – that all development comes from within, that there are forces within a child that move him towards those activities that aid in his development. A child is physically and mentally restless, active, and seeking, and instead of ignoring or repressing his natural activity the teacher should sustain and direct it. Essentially, Froebel reversed the usual role of the active teacher and the passive class. The children were provided with a wide range of materials and objects and encouraged to undertake various kinds of creative and expressive handwork. The child's self-activity became the means of education." – Stewart and McCann, The Educational Innovators, I, 301–2. "It took Froebel some twenty years to develop the views expressed in his masterpiece, Die Menschenerziehung, commonly translated as The Education of Man. In 1816, he made his first serious efforts in education by opening the Universal German Institute at Keilhau, with six boy students, all his nephews. The apparently contradictory title was intended to signify that the students would be educated to become German first, then, by an expanded educational vision, universal in outlook; above all, he aimed to avoid the parochialism and vocationalism in current German schools which functioned as ‘state-machines', ‘cutting out and shaping' citizens on an assembly-line, as he wrote in a letter to Karl Krause in 1828. Froebel was keen on the industrial metaphor; in The Education of Man he asked, rhetorically, ‘must we go on stamping our children like coins instead of seeing them walk among us as the images of God?' Keilhau prospered; within three years he had sixty students, and for the rest of his life, some thirty-two years, he became immersed in reforming education along progressive, naturalistic, scientific lines, his position receiving its mature expression in The Education of Man, which he applied over the succeeding quarter of a century. The fundamental ideas of The Education of Man draw together the developing organic tradition. Everything is seen as bound together in an essential unity with a divine source; the purpose of everything is to realize its essence, and education is the process by which that is effected for man. Underlying his argument is the fundamental premise set out earlier in The Education of Man which guided all Froebel's thought and practice: ‘an eternal law pervades and rules all things'. From this he derived the subsidiary postulates of unity, divine order, and the purpose of man as self-realization. Therefore, he argued: ‘Education becomes a science when the educator in and through himself practises the science of life – when he recognizes this eternal order of things and understands its cause and its coherence, when he knows life in its totality.' From this, further educational inferences are drawn: "Educational theory consists in the principles derived from such insight, which enable intelligent beings to become aware of their calling and achieve the purpose for which they are created. The art of education lies in the free application of this knowledge and insight to the development and training of men so that they are enabled to achieve their purpose as rational beings.""Here therefore is the first expression in the Western educational record that education is capable of becoming a science, and pedagogy a technology." – Bowen, History of Western Education, III, p.336ff.Of great rarity: the Howell copy was the last to appear in 20 years at auction (Christie's East, Sept 21, 1994) (Book ref. 18499)   £3750.00
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CARROLL (Lewis - C. L. Dodgson): Euclid and his Modern Rivals,
First Edition, xxxi, 299pp octavo complete with half title, THE CARROLL BIBLIOGRAPHER FALCONER MADAN'S COPY with his neat stamp on verso of title: "F. MADAN B[RASE] N[OSE] C[OLLEGE] OXFORD", rehinged with original spine skilfully laid down, a fine copy in original cloth, London, Macmillan, 1879. WMGC, 128. "One of the outstanding examples of serious argument cast in an amusing style, designed to prove that for elementary geometry a revised Euclid is better than any proposed modern substitute. The form is dramatic: Minos and Rhadamanthus ... sit in judgement on twelve Euclid-wreckers and their manuals, and much fun results, with comic but conclusive discomfitures of all kinds ... This is a most elaborate mathematical work produced by Dodgson, and at the same time a piece of literature.." (WMGC p.102). Madan was a formidable bibliographer and brought Carroll scholarship into the modern era. Other books from his collection have occasionally surfaced but they are rare. The book, essential to any serious Carroll collection, is uncommon, especially in a first edition. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 17885)   £1200.00
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BROADSIDE POEM: WALKER (William, publisher of Otley): The Affectionate Daughter... giving an account of Anthony Molina,
A Rich and Powerful Gentleman, who, for some Treasonable Offence against the State, was sentenced to be Starved to Death in a Dismal, Horrible Dungeon. Shewing how his Life was Most Wonderfully Preserved by the Milk from his Daughter's Breast.., very large folio, 14 x 24 inches, incorporating a large woodcut illustration (this 7 x 12 inches) and the story related both in prose and in verse, mounted on thicker paper, some small loss at right-hand margin affecting a few words, visually very appealing, "Printed by William Walker, Otley, and sold Wholesale by him on the Most Liberal Terms." "See, filial piety and love exprest, / The Father nourish'd by the Daughter's breast: / Sentenc'd to starve to death, in chains he lay. / But she sustain'd him twelve months and a day...." An photograph can be sent by e-mail on request. (Book ref. 17878)   £80.00
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TUER (Andrew): Stories from Old-Fashioned Children's Books, brought together and introduced
to the reader..., adorned with 250 amusing cuts - one hand coloured, First Edition, 440pp plus book catalogue at end, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title, library cloth, good, London, Leadenhall Press, 1899-1900. (Book ref. 17492)   £18.00
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WHITE (Gwen): Toys, Dolls, Automata - Marks and Labels,
First Edition, large library stamp on title, 240pp small quarto, with numerous plates and illustrations, a good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Batsford, 1975. (Book ref. 1615)   £10.00
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WHALLEY (Joyce Irene): Cobwebs to Catch Flies, Illustrated Books for the Nursery
and School Room, 1700-1900, First Edition, 163pp, large folio, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Elek, 1974. (Book ref. 8121)   £10.00
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SEWELL (Anna); CHITTY (Susan): The Woman who Wrote Black Beauty, A Life of Anna Sewell,
First Edition, 256pp tall octavo, a few small library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, Hodder, 1971. (Book ref. 14862)   £12.00
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ROSCOE (S.): James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow, their Juvenile Books and Chapbooks.
One or two library marks, First Edition, xxv, 134pp tall 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, with numerous plates and illustrations, London, Private Libraries Association, 1981. (Book ref. 4747)   £12.00
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RITCHIE (James T. R.): The Singing Street,
second edition, 140pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Edinburgh, Oliver, 1965. Street songs and games by Edinburgh children; skipping songs, singing games and rhymes. (Book ref. 14324)   £10.00
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