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New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt, Rinehard and Winston, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Alexander on the half title page it is additionally signed by the illustrator Evaline Ness. A childrens story set in Alexander's fantasy kingdom of Prydain, it is based on an incident from the Book of Three (volume 1 in the Chronicles of Prydain).
[Philadelphia]: David McKay Company, Publisher, 1944]. Octavo, pictures by Annette Byrne, pictorial boards. First edition. Illustrations by Annette Byrne. The story of Peter, the Patrol Torpedo Boat.
London: Faber and Faber, n.d., . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-289 [290: acknowledgments and printer's imprint] [291: tailpiece] [292: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, illustrations by Rex Whistler, title page printed in yellow and black, original pictorial purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge stained yellow, bottom edge untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A collection of seven children's fantasy and supernatural tales, with superb illustrations by Rex Whistler. Includes revised versions of four stories first published in the Joy Street series. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-110. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 506. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 120. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 176. Bleiler (1978), p.59. Reginald 04030.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988. Octavo, illustrations by Paul Demeyer, boards. First edition. A children's novel written in the mid 1960s.
Minneapolis: Hot Chocolate Books, Coffee House Press, . Octavo, drawings by Rhonda McClun, First trade (and first hardcover) edition. Preceded by a 90-copy letterpress edition. Children's poetry book.
[New York]: HarperCollins Publishers, . Octavo, illustrated by Charles Vess, pictorial boards. First U. S. edition. The author's prayer for his goddaughter.
London: T Fisher Unwin, 1908. Octavo, original red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. Later edition. Second book of the Psammead trilogy, preceded by FIVE CHILDREN AND IT (1902) and followed by THE STORY OF THE AMULET (1906). Five children get a new carpet, which is a magic carpet, that grants them three wishes a day. "These three novels have always been her most popular, and had the greatest influence on later generations of children's writers ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 680. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 138. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-269. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 1297-1300. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 727. Bleiler (1948), p. 209. Reginald 10619.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, . Octavo, illustrated by Pinkwater, pictorial boards. First edition.
London, Paris & New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, nd [c. 1890-93]. Octavo, [1-24], illustrated by J. Willis Grey, cloth backed boards. A wife gets news her husband is killed in action, delays telling her daughter who prays for his safe return, upon finally telling her the child goes and prays again and her father appears at the door, a mistake being made on the battlefield.
London: George G. Harrap & Company Limited, n.d., . Large quarto, 96 leaves of thick gray paper comprising 48 leaves with mounted text printed in black, blue and green and 48 leaves with mounted full-page color plates, original gray boards with white Japan vellum shelf back, front cover lettered in black, spine panel lettered and decorated in gold. First edition. William Timlin (1892-1943) was an artist and author, born in the UK, he studied at the Armstrong college of art in Newcastle, he moved to South Africa in 1912 with his parents to finish his education. In South Africa, Timlin lived and worked in Kimberley, where he was an architect. He also worked as an artist and freely credits the influences of Aubrey Beardsley, Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham in his work. He wrote and illustrated this novel and it was published using his own calligraphy. Though the title would indicate science fiction the novel is more of a fantasy. A man who believes in Fairies has used their skill to construct a ship where they travel into space and on to Mars where they encounter a magical world. "The storyline is minimal, the book's strength resting on its exotic descriptions and beautiful illustrations." - Clute and Grant: The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, pp. 949-950. This is one of the most lavishly produced volumes related to fantasy fiction with 48 richly colored plates interspersed with sheets of calligraphic text, a beautiful production. Unfortunately this is the author's only work. He was planning another book before he passed away. Film rights for the book were sold but a film was never produced. Only 2000 copies were printed (including 250 copies prepared for distribution in America under the Stokes imprint). Harrap's remaining stock of the book and the original drawings were destroyed by enemy action in early 1941 and the first edition is scarce.
San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace & Company, . Octavo, illustrated by Francisco Mora, cloth backed boards. First edition. Children's fantasy novel. "Thoughtful Jerold and the more reckless, appropriately named Gerund are two boys living in similar houses, somehow in parallel universes, in the dead of winter. As he does every year, Herne the Hunter, Lord of Winter, is battling the Queen of Light, She Who Is Ever, She Whose Word Is Law, she who is also Jerold's and Gerund's house cat. As a blizzard rages, Herne hunts, and Gerund gets himself captured. Jerold must try to be a hero and rescue Gerund." - Publisher's Weekly review.