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
  • MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author). Sutton PALMER (illustrator). Surrey.
    MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author).  Sutton PALMER (illustrator). Surrey.
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  • MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope (author). Belgium Past And Present. The Cockpit of Europe.
    Belgium Past And Present. The Cockpit of Europe
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    £88.00
  • MORRAH, Herbert A. (author). Berenger BENGER (illustrator). Highways and Hedges.
    Highways and Hedges
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    £68.00
  • MUSSON, Spencer C. (author). J. HARDWICKE LEWIS (illustrator). La Cote d'Emeraude.
    La Cote d'Emeraude
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  • NESBITT, Frances E. (author and illustrator). Algeria and Tunis.
    Algeria and Tunis
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  • NICHOLSON, William (artist). An Alphabet. It
    An Alphabet
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  • PARRISH, Maxfield (illustrator). Francis Turner PALGRAVE (author). A Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics.
    A Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics
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    £188.00
  • POETRY ANTHOLOGY -. Roses And Holly, and Pen and Pencil Pictures from the Poets.
    Roses And Holly, and Pen and Pencil Pictures from the Poets
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  • POETRY ANTHOLOGY -. The Cabinet of Gems and the Literary Bouquet, Gathered from Celebrated Authors.
    The Cabinet of Gems and the Literary Bouquet, Gathered from Celebrated …
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  • POGANY, Willy (illustrator). Lilian GASK (author). Folk Tales From Many Lands.
    Folk Tales From Many Lands
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  • POGANY, Willy (illustrator). Richard WAGNER. Tannhäuser.
    Tannhäuser
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  • POLAR - BULL, Jacob B[reda] (author). Fridtjof Nansen. A Book for the Young. By Jacob B. Bull. Translated from the Norwegian by The Rev. Mordaunt R. Barnard, Vicar of Margaretting, one of ….
    Fridtjof Nansen. A Book for the Young. By Jacob B. Bull …
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  • PRICE, Luxor (author and illustrator). The Quoks.
    The Quoks
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  • RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Maggie BROWNE (author). The Book of Betty Barber.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Maggie BROWNE (author). The Book of Betty Barber.
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  • RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Some British Ballads.
    Some British Ballads
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    £298.00
  • RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, A Book of Old Favourites.
    Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, A Book of Old Favourites
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    £398.00
  • RAWNSLEY, Mrs. Willingham (author and illustrator). Country Sketches for City Dwellers.
    Country Sketches for City Dwellers
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    £68.00
  • REEVES, William Pember (described by). F. & W. WRIGHT (illustrators). New Zealand.
    New Zealand
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    £268.00
  • RILEY, James Whitcomb (author). Howard Chandler CHRISTY (illustrator). An Old Sweetheart of Mine.
    An Old Sweetheart of Mine
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    £48.00
  • ROBINSON, William Heath (author and illustrator). Bill The Minder.
    Bill The Minder
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  • SHERIDAN, Richard Brindsley (author). Lucius ROSSI (illustrator). School for Scandal.
    School for Scandal
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  • SULLIVAN, Edmund J. (illustrator). R.B. SHERIDAN (playwright). School for Scandal and The Rivals.
    School for Scandal and The Rivals
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  • SHORE, W.Teignmouth (described by). W. BISCOME GARDNER (illustrator). Kent.
    Kent
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    £168.00
  • SIDGWICK, Mrs Alfred and Mrs PAYNTER (co-authors). Mrs CAYLEY ROBINSON (illustrator). The Children's Book of Gardening.
    SIDGWICK, Mrs Alfred and Mrs PAYNTER (co-authors).  Mrs CAYLEY ROBINSON (illustrator). The Children's Book of Gardening.
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  • SILBERRAD, Una & Sophie LYALL. Dutch Bulbs & Gardens.
    Dutch Bulbs & Gardens
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  • SPENCE, Percy F.S. (illustrator). Frank FOX (text). Australia. Painted by Percy F.S. Spence.
    Australia. Painted by Percy F.S. Spence
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  • ST LEGER, Capt. (author and illustrator). War Sketches in Colour.
    War Sketches in Colour
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  • STEVENSON, Robert Louis (poet). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). A Child's Garden of Verses.
    A Child's Garden of Verses
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  • STEVENSON, Robert Louis (author). Charles ROBINSON (illustrator). A Child's Garden of Verses.
    A Child's Garden of Verses
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  • STEWART, Hugh (author) and F. DE HAENEN (illustrator). Provincial Russia.
    Provincial Russia
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    £128.00
  • STOKES, Adrian and Marianne (illustrators). Adrian STOKES (described by). Hungary.
    Hungary
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  • STONE, Christopher (author) E.D. BRINTON (illustrator). Eton.
    Eton
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