modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

modern first edition books from Firsts in Print

Children's modern first editions

All of the books on these pages are first editions and first printings

Children's publications and award winners are featured on this page. We hold a wide selection of children's fiction by a large number of writers. It's always worth asking in case we have what you are looking for in stock.



The Quentin Blake Treasury
by Quentin Blake


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2012

Fine in fine wrapper. Several of the author's best-known works brought together. Signed to title page.

Price: £85.00

The Quentin Blake Treasury by Quentin   Blake


Three Little Monkeys
by Quentin Blake, Ill. by Emma Chichester


Published: Harper Collins, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. This picture book written by blake and illustrated by Chichester. Signed by both.

Price: £50.00

Three Little Monkeys by Quentin  Blake


Wizzil
by Ill. by Quentin Blake, William Steig


Published: Bloomsbury, 2000

Fine in ill. boards, as issued. Signed by Blake to the title page.

Price: £55.00

Wizzil by Ill. by Quentin Blake


Blooming Books
by Raymond Briggs, Nicolette Jones


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2003

Fine in like wrapper, with just a very small bump to foot of spine, almost invisible. Featuring illustrations and extracts from Briggs's work. Signed by the author.

Price: £50.00

Blooming Books by Raymond  Briggs


Fungus the Bogeyman - Plop-up Book
by Raymond Briggs


Published: Hamish Hamilton, 1982

Near fine pop-up version of well-loved book. The spine has a lean and there is the odd crease to various tabs etc, but otherwise everything in order. Signed by Briggs and rare as such.

Price: £75.00

Fungus the Bogeyman - Plop-up Book by Raymond Briggs


Unlucky Wally
by Raymond Briggs


Published: Hamish Hamilton, 1987

Near fine in illustrated boards, as issued. A couple of digs across laminate to rear, a hint of a lean to spine. Sticker signed by author laid in loosely.

Price: £25.00

Unlucky Wally by Raymond  Briggs


There's Going to be a Baby
by John Burningham, Helen Oxenbury


Published: Walker Books, 2010

Fine in fine wrapper, signed by both Burningham and Oxenbury.

Price: £14.00

There's Going to be a Baby by John  Burningham


One Thing
by Lauren Child


Published: Orchard Books, 2015

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Recent story - and the first in five years - featuring Charlie and Lola. Signed by Child.

Price: £11.99

One Thing by Lauren Child


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
by Susanna Clarke


Published: Bloomsbury, 2004

Fine in like wrapper. No. 534 of a limited edition of 1450 copies. Signed by the author. A couple of splits and dints to the slipcase, but not unduly noticeable. To be a major BBC series this year.

Price: £75.00

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna  Clarke


Imaginary Fred
by Eoin Colfer, Oliver Jeffers


Published: Harper Collins, 2015

Fine in fine wrapper. Dream team writer/illustrator combination and lovely picture book. Double signed.

Price: £16.99

Imaginary Fred by Eoin  Colfer


The Bombs that Brought us Together
by Brian Conaghan


Published: Bloomsbury, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Excellent YA title and winner of the 2016 Costa Children's award.

Price: £15.00

The Bombs that Brought us Together by Brian Conaghan


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl


Published: George Allen and Unwin, 1967

Near fine in laminated boards, as issued. A lovely bright and undamaged example of this title with just a slight scuff to top of spine to rear, a small lean and stain to fore-edge, but without the usual fraying and bumping usually found. Prices for Dahl are on the up.

Price: £500.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


Rhyme Stew
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake


Published: Jonathan Cape, 1989

Near fine in like wrapper, signed by Blake.

Price: £75.00

Rhyme Stew by Roald  Dahl


A Treasury of Songs
by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler


Published: Macmillan, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Superb collection of some of their finest works. CD included! Double-signed by artist and writer.

Price: £14.99

A Treasury of Songs by Julia Donaldson


Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox
by Julia Donaldson , Lydia Monks


Published: Macmillan, 2014

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. From the author of The Gruffalo.

Price: £9.99

Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox by Julia  Donaldson

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