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
  • GRIBBLE, Francis H. (described by). J. Hardwicke LEWIS and May Hardwicke LEWIS (co-illustrators). Geneva.
    Geneva
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  • GRIBBLE, Francis H. (described by) J. and May HARDWICKE LEWIS (illustrators). Montreux.
    Montreux
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    £88.00
  • GRIBBLE, Francis H. (author). J. and May HARDWICKE LEWIS (illustrators). Lausanne.
    Lausanne
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    £128.00
  • GRIBBLE, Francis (author). J. and May HARDWICKE LEWIS (illustrators). The Lake of Geneva.
    The Lake of Geneva
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    £498.00
  • GROVE, H. M. (described by). F. DE HAENEN (illustrator). Moscow.
    Moscow
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  • HALL, Charles (author). C.F. NEWALL (illustrator). Plant Life.
    Plant Life
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    £198.00
  • HOLLAND, Clive (author). Fred WHITEHEAD (illustrator). Warwickshire.
    Warwickshire
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  • HOLLAND, Clive (illustrator). Walter TYNDALE (author). Wessex.
    HOLLAND, Clive (illustrator). Walter TYNDALE (author). Wessex.
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  • HOUSTON, George (illustrator). Neil MUNRO (text). Ayrshire Idylls.
    Ayrshire Idylls
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    £78.00
  • JUNGMAN, Beatrix (illustrator). Nico JUNGMAN (author). Norway.
    Norway
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    £178.00
  • JUTA, Réné (author). W. WESTHOFEN (illustrator). The Cape Peninsula.
    The Cape Peninsula
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    £88.00
  • KELLY, R. Talbot (author and illustrator). Egypt.
    Egypt
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    £148.00
  • KELLY, R. Talbot (illustrator and author). Burma.
    Burma
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    £268.00
  • KELMAN, John (author). Margaret THOMAS (illustrator). From Damascus to Palmyra.
    From Damascus to Palmyra
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    £225.00
  • KELMAN, John (author). John FULLEYLOVE (illustrator). The Holy Land.
    The Holy Land
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    £148.00
  • LANDOR, A. Henry Savage (author and illustrator). Tibet & Nepal.
    Tibet & Nepal
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    £268.00
  • LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). Arabian Nights Entertainments.
    Arabian Nights Entertainments
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    £198.00
  • LANG, Andrew (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Grey Fairy Book.
    The Grey Fairy Book
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    £368.00
  • LANG, Mrs. (author). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Book of Princes and Princesses.
    LANG, Mrs. (author).  H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Book of Princes and Princesses.
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    £298.00
  • LANG, Mrs. (author). Andrew LANG (editor). H.J. FORD (illustrator). The Book of Saints and Heroes.
    The Book of Saints and Heroes
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    £198.00
  • LESLIE, Miss (author). Tales of Truth, or Cautions for Children. Easy, pleasing, and instructive stories.
    Tales of Truth, or Cautions for Children. Easy, pleasing, and instructive …
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  • MACDONALD, George (author). Helen STRATTON (illustrator). The Princess And Curdie.
    The Princess And Curdie
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  • MENPES, Dorothy (text). Mortimer MENPES (illustrator). World's Children.
    World's Children
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    £188.00
  • MENPES, Mortimer (illustrator) and Dorothy MENPES (author). World Pictures.
    World Pictures
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    £98.00
  • MENPES, Mortimer (illustrator). Dorothy MENPES (transcribed by). War Impressions.
    War Impressions
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    £198.00
  • MENPES, Mortimer (illustrator), and Dorothy MENPES (text). Brittany.
    Brittany
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    £98.00
  • MENPES, Mortimer (illustrator). Geraldine Edith MITTON (text). The Thames.
    The Thames
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    £148.00
  • MILLINGEN, Alexander van (author). Warwick GOBLE (illustrator). Constantinople.
    Constantinople
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    £398.00
  • MITTON, Gertrude Edith (author) and Nico JUNGMAN (illustrator). Normandy.
    Normandy
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    £98.00
  • MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author). A. Heaton COOPER (illustrator). Isle of Wight.
    Isle of Wight
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    £68.00
  • MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author). Sutton PALMER (illustrator). The Heart of Scotland.
    The Heart of Scotland
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    £88.00
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    £88.00
  • MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author). L. Burleigh BRUHL (illustrator). Essex.
    Essex
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    £168.00