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
  • TEMPERANCE - OLDHAM, Eliza S. (author). The Haunted House.
    The Haunted House
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    £78.00
  • THOMSON, Hugh (illustrator). William Makepeace THACKERAY (author). The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne, &c.
    The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., Colonel in the Service of …
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  • TUKER, M.A.R. (author). W. MATTHISON (illustrator). Cambridge.
    Cambridge
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    £198.00
  • WIGRAM, Edgar T.A. (author and illustrator). Northern Spain.
    Northern Spain
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    £168.00
  • WINTER, William (author). Herbert RAILTON (illustrator). Shakespeare's England.
    Shakespeare's England
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    £128.00
  • WYLLIE, W.L. and Mrs WYLLIE (author and illustrator). London to the Nore.
    London to the Nore
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    £248.00
  • YOUNGHUSBAND, Sir Francis Edward (author). Major E. MOLYNEUX (illustrator). Kashmir.
    Kashmir
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    £268.00
  • ABC - HERBERT, A.P. (author). John NICOLSON (illustrator). A.T.I. ("There is no need for alarm").
    A.T.I.  (There is no need for alarm …
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    £68.00
  • ANDERSEN, Hans (author). Tales For The Young.
    Tales For The Young
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    £398.00
  • AUSTEN, Jane (author). Charles E. BROCK (illustrator). Sense And Sensibility.
    Sense And Sensibility
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    £278.00
  • AUSTEN, Jane (author). Charles E. BROCK (illustrator). Pride And Prejudice.
    Pride And Prejudice
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    £298.00
  • BRIGGS, Raymond (author and illustrator). Fungus The Bogeyman.
    Fungus The Bogeyman
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  • CARROLL, Lewis (author). John TENNIEL (illustrator). Hugh WALPOLE (Preface by). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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    £148.00
  • [CHATTERTON]. Poems, supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the Fifteenth Century, the greatest part now first published from th….
    Poems, supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley …
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  • CLARKE, Harry (illustrator). Edgar Allan POE (author). Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
    Tales of Mystery and Imagination
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    £550.00
  • [WHISKEY] CLARKE, Harry (illustrator). Geoffrey C. WARREN (author). Elixir of Life (Uisge Beatha), Being the slight account of the romantic rise to fame of a great House.
    [WHISKEY]  CLARKE, Harry (illustrator).  Geoffrey C. WARREN (author). Elixir of Life (Uisge Beatha), Being the slight account of the romantic rise to fame of a great House.
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    £2,250.00
  • COUNTRY SPORT DIORAMAS -. Set of 12 hand-painted wooden dioramas depicting hunting, shooting and fishing scenes - Arthur Holmes's "Box of Delights".
    Arthur Holmes' Box of Delights [12 hand-painted wooden dioramas depicting …
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    £4,750.00
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    £4,750.00
  • CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Nathaniel HAWTHORNE. A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls.
    A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls
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    £548.00
  • DAHL, Roald (author). Quentin BLAKE (illustrator). Rhyme Stew.
    Rhyme Stew
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  • DAHL, Roald (author). Quentin BLAKE (illustrator). The Vicar of Nibbleswicke.
    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
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  • DESIGN - SPENCER, Herbert and Mafalda (graphic design and photography). Christine CHARLTON (illust…. The Book of Numbers.
    The Book of Numbers
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  • DONALDSON, Julia (author). Axel SCHEFFLER (illustrator). The Highway Rat.
    The Highway Rat
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    £88.00
  • EARLY JUVENILE - SPURIN, E.C. (author). The Juvenile Scrap Book.
    The Juvenile Scrap Book
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    £598.00
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    £598.00
  • ELIOT, T.S. (author). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.
    Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
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    £698.00
  • FAIRIES - KEIGHTLEY, Thomas. The Fairy Mythology; Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of various Countries.
    The Fairy Mythology; Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of various …
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    £225.00
  • FITZGERALD, Edward (translator). Niroot PUTTAPIPAT (illustrator). The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
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    £898.00
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    £898.00
  • GARDINER, Rena (author and illustrator). Portrait of Dorset. The South-East.
    Portrait of Dorset. The South-East
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  • GOUDGE, Elizabeth (author). C. Walter HODGES (illustrator). The Little White Horse.
    The Little White Horse
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    £650.00
  • IRISH - LADY GREGORY (author). Margaret GREGORY (illustrator). The Golden Apple; A Play for Kiltartan Children.
    The Golden Apple; A Play for Kiltartan Children
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    £268.00
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    £268.00
  • JACKSON, Sheila (illustrator). Ballet In England; A Book of Lithographs etc.
    Ballet In England; A Book of Lithographs etc
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    £138.00
  • JANSSON, Tove (author). Bildhuggarens Dotter [The Sculptor's Daughter: a childhood memoir].
    JANSSON, Tove (author). Bildhuggarens Dotter [The Sculptor's Daughter: a childhood memoir].
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  • JOHNS, Captain W.E. (author). Biggles Flies Again; Author of The Camels Are Coming.
    Biggles Flies Again; Author of The Camels Are Coming
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    £2,400.00