The Workman Collection

Various Authors

Collection of Children's Books Including The Roly-Poly Pudding and A Little Boy Lost

1873 - 1918


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The Workman Collection

  • Sold as a set of 7.

Walter Ramal De la Mare (English). 

Songs of Childhood

London: Longman’s, Green and Co., 1902. 


Half-title, frontispiece by Richard Doyle. 

Bound in original parchment-backed boards with gilt device, spine gilt-lettered, top edge gilt.

Housed in a custom clamshell case. 

W.H. Hudson (Argentine).

A Little Lost Boy

London: Duckworth & Co., 1905. 


Titles in red and black, frontispiece illustrated by A.D. McCormick with vignettes and plates throughout.

2 pages publisher’s ads at rear.

Bound in original tan cloth, upper cover pictorially stamped in black and gilt, lettered in green, spine gilt-lettered.

Elijah Kellogg (American).

John Godsoe’s Legacy

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1873. 


Black and white plates throughout. 

Bound in original blue-purple cloth, spine decorativley gilt, yellow endpapers printed with publisher's advertisements.  

Edith Nesbit (English).

The Railway Children.

London: Wells Gardner Darton, & Co. 1906.


Half title, frontispiece and 20 black and white illustrated plates by C.E. Brock.

10 pages uncut publisher’s ads at rear. 

Bound in publisher’s burgundy cloth, gilt-lettered and pictorially stamped in gilt and brown on upper cover and spine.

Housed in custom clamshell case.

Beatrix Potter (English).

The Roly-Poly Pudding

London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., 1918.


Half-title, 18 color plates and numerous in-text illustrations, these and text printed in brown.

Bound in original boards, upper cover pictorially printed, spine lettered in brown, endleaves pictorially printed.

Later issue, The Bradley Martin - Mildred Greenhill copy.

Frank R. Stockton (American).

Illustrated title and illustrated throughout by E.B. Bensell (American).

Ting A Ling.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1882. 


Bound in original red cloth upper cover and spine gilt-lettered and pictorially stamped in black.

Frank R. Stockton (American).

Frontispiece and 21 black and white plates by Reginald B. Birch (American).

The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander

New York: The Century Co., 1899.

Provenance: Charles Willcox (bookplate to front pastedown).  

Bound in original green cloth, upper cover and spine gilt-lettered, cover pictorially stamped in black and orange.

Condition Report

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Songs of Childhood

Early ownership inscription to front free endpaper.

Some faint foxing to endleaves. 

A Little Lost Boy

Some foxing to edges, preliminary and end leaves. 

The Railway Children

Faint foxing to end leaves. 

The Roly-Poly Pudding

Extremities a bit rubbed. 

Ting A Ling

A few faint spots to end leaves.


First Edition




Childrens, Illustrated

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