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    ILLUSTRATED BOOKS AND ORIGINAL BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

    11 December 1998, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    MILNE, A. A. & H. WILLEBEEK LE MAIR (illustrator). A Gallery of Children, Philadelphia: David Mackay, 1925. 4°, 12 coloured plates by H. Willebeek le Mair (one detached, occasional spotting, half title torn at inner margin), original cloth gilt with mounted pictorial label on upper cover (a few light stains), dust-jacket (torn and soiled). PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed "For dear Connie [ie. Connie Milne, A. A. Milne's sister-in-law], with love from Alan. Christmas, 1925."

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    MILNE, A. A. & H. WILLEBEEK LE MAIR (illustrator). A Gallery of Children, Philadelphia: David Mackay, 1925. 4°, 12 coloured plates by H. Willebeek le Mair (one detached, occasional spotting, half title torn at inner margin), original cloth gilt with mounted pictorial label on upper cover (a few light stains), dust-jacket (torn and soiled). PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed "For dear Connie [ie. Connie Milne, A. A. Milne's sister-in-law], with love from Alan. Christmas, 1925."

    MILNE, A. A. & E. H. SHEPARD (illustrator). Fun & Fantasy, London: Methuen, 1927. 4°, illustrations, some coloured, by E. H. Shepard, original pictorial paper-covered boards (extremities lightly rubbed). PRESENTATION COPY, signed by the illustrator on the title and inscribed in pencil on front free endpaper, "Humphrey [Osborne], with love from Uncle Kip [ie. E. H. Shepard], Xmas 1927."

    With E. V. Lucas's Playtime & Company (London, Methuen, 1925) inscribed by E. H. Shepard to Humphrey Osborne. (3)


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