Collection: Children and Illustrated 2023

It’s good to be back. My last catalogue was before the pandemic, in 2019. Typically I would aim to issue two a year, in Spring and Autumn, but everything changed in early 2020, and we all know the rest. Our selling model reverted online. Fortunately for us our IT guru had already led us a way down the road to internet success and we came to be very grateful.
 
As the non-furloughed worker permitted to travel to the shop the first few months were hectic. I drove in everyday, sometimes twice. There was no traffic at all on the 5-mile trip. Once I didn’t even need to stop for a light, just sailed on past at 30mph not even slowing down until I parked up outside. So there were benefits.
 
Ray our dispatch manager and I were dealing with over forty orders a week, often for multiple books and prints. We had a conveyor system going with me processing the paperwork and finding things on the shelves and laying them out in a snaking line across cupboards and sometimes the floor. We were a team.
 
The effects though run deep. It has taken nearly four years to rebuild the stock to a level where I could even contemplate a catalogue, and the luxury of holding books back for it. A good portion of the material here is off the market, not on the internet nor on show in the shop. Old-fashioned bookselling. I’m not sure it’s the best way but it is my way.
 
I hope you find something to tempt you. I always welcome wants lists so, if you don’t see anything to buy but would still like to stay on the mailing list, feel free to outline what you’re looking for in an email to me at rh@sotherans.co.uk. I make a note of these things and always try to channel my books to the right people.
 
Best wishes to you all. And thank you for sticking with us!
216 items
  • ANDERSON, Robert (described by). William SMITH, Jr. (illustrator). Deeside.
    Deeside
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    £68.00
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    £68.00
  • ARNOLD, Hugh (author). Lawrence B. SAINT (illustrator). Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France.
    Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France
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    £148.00
  • AUSTEN, Jane (author). Hugh THOMSON (illustrator). Pride and Prejudice.
    Pride and Prejudice
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    £1,395.00
  • AUSTIN, Mary (author). Sutton PALMER (illustrator). California. The Land of the Sun.
    California. The Land of the Sun
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    £248.00
  • BAGOT, Richard (described by). Ella DU CANE (illustrator). The Italian Lakes.
    The Italian Lakes
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    £148.00
  • BALLINGTON BOOTH, Maud (author). Alice FARNSWORTH-DREW (illustrator). Lights of Child-Land.
    Lights of Child-Land
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    £128.00
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    £128.00
  • BLACK INTEREST - BANNERMAN, Helen (author and illustrator). The Story of Little Black Quibba.
    The Story of Little Black Quibba
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    £398.00
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    £398.00
  • BARTON, Rose (author and illustrator). Familiar London.
    Familiar London
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    £168.00
  • BESANT, Walter and Walter POLLOCK (authors). Chris HAMMOND and A. JULE GOODMAN (illustrators). The Charm and other Drawing-Room Plays.
    The Charm and other Drawing-Room Plays
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    £98.00
  • BRADLEY, A.G. (author). Sutton PALMER (illustrator). Rivers and Streams of England.
    Rivers and Streams of England
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    £188.00
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    £188.00
  • BULL, René (illustrator). The Arabian Nights.
    The Arabian Nights
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    £598.00
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    £598.00
  • BUNYAN, John (author). William STRANG (illustrator). The Pilgrim's Progress.
    The Pilgrim's Progress
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    £148.00
  • CAINE, W. Ralph Hall (author). A. Heaton COOPER (illustrator). Isle of Man.
    Isle of Man
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    £128.00
  • CALVERT, Albert. F. (author) Trevor HADDON (illustrator). Southern Spain.
    Southern Spain
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    £138.00
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    £138.00
  • CAMPBELL, Wilfred (author). and T. MOWER (illustrator). Canada.
    Canada
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    £168.00
  • CARROLL, Lewis (author) John TENNIEL (illustrator). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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    £898.00
  • CARROLL, Lewis (author). John TENNIEL (illustrator). Louise AROSENIUS (translator). Alices Äfventyr I Sagolandet.
    Alices Äfventyr I Sagolandet
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    £598.00
  • CASTLES - ASHDOWN, Charles H. (author). British Castles.
    British Castles
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    £98.00
  • COOK, E.T. (described by). Beatrice PARSONS (illustrator). Gardens Of England.
    Gardens Of England
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    £128.00
  • COMPTON, E.T Harrison and E. Harrison COMPTON (illustrators) J. F. DICKIE (described by). Germany.
    Germany
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    £248.00
  • DE HAENEN, F. (illustrator). G. DOBSON (described by). St. Petersburg.
    St. Petersburg
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    £148.00
  • DISRAELI, Benjamin (author). Fred PEGRAM (illustrator). Sybil, or the Two Nations.
    Sybil, or the Two Nations
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    £88.00
  • DU CANE, Ella (illustrator). Florence DU CANE (author). The Flowers and Gardens of Japan.
    The Flowers and Gardens of Japan
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    £148.00
  • DULAC, Edmund (illustrator). Edward FITZGERALD (translator). Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
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    £498.00
  • DULAC, Edmund (illustrator). Nathaniel HAWTHORNE (author). Tanglewood Tales.
    Tanglewood Tales
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    £268.00
  • EDGEWORTH, Mrs. (author). Carl SCHLOESSER (illustrator). Ormond, A Tale.
    Ormond, A Tale
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    £68.00
  • ELKINGTON, E. Way (author). Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy.
    ELKINGTON, E. Way (author).  Norman H. HARDY (illustrator). The Savage South Seas. Painted by Norman H. Hardy.
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    £198.00
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    £198.00
  • FOOTBALL - GIBSON, Alfred & William PICKFORD. Association Football and the men who made it.
    Association Football and the men who made it
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    £950.00
  • FORESTIER, A. (illustrator). G.W.T. OMOND (text). Belgium.
    Belgium
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    £88.00
  • FORMILLI, C.T.G. (author and illustrator). The Stones of Italy.
    The Stones of Italy
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • FULLEYLOVE, John (illustrator). J.A. McCLYMONT (author). Greece.
    Greece
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    £288.00
  • GOFF, Clarissa (text) and Colonel R. C. GOFF (illustrations). Florence & Some Tuscan Cities.
    Florence & Some Tuscan Cities
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    £188.00