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.



Words and Pictures
by Quentin Blake


Published: Tate, 2013

Fine limited edition. Blake's career up to 2000, originally published in 2000, but revised for this special sold-out signed, limited Tate edition. NB this does not come with original shrinkwrap, but the limited edition label is present and a protective wrapper. Signed books by Blake are becoming increasingly rare.

Price: £95.00

Words and Pictures by Quentin   Blake


Half a King
by Joe Abercrombie


Published: Harper Voyager, 2014

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest by collectable fantasy writer and first in Shattered Sea series. Signed by the author.

Price: £15.00

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie


Kate, the Cat and the Moon
by David Almond, Stephen Lambert, illustrator


Published: Hodder , 2004

Fine in like wraps. Signed by Almond.

Price: £20.00

Kate, the Cat and the Moon by David Almond


Here Comes The Fire Engine!
by Steve Augarde


Published: Orion Childrens, 1998

Near fine, strangely enjoyable, pop-up book, pre-dating The Various by five years. One for the Augarde completist!

Price: £8.00

Here Comes The Fire Engine!  by Steve  Augarde


Odd Dog Out
by Rob Biddulph


Published: Harper Collins, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Lovely picture book, signed by the award-winning author and illustrator.

Price: £12.99

Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph


Chasing the Stars
by Malorie Blackman


Published: Doubleday, 2016

Fine in fine wrapper. Latest from recent Children's Laureate. Signed copy.

Price: £12.99

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman


Ace Dragon Ltd
by Quentin Blake, Russell Hoban


Published: Walker Books, 2015

Fine in fine wrapper. Re-issued picture book by Hoban and Blake. Signed by way of a bookplate by Blake. Signed books by Blake are extremely rare nowadays.

Price: £45.00

Ace Dragon Ltd by Quentin Blake


All Join In
by Quentin Blake


Published: Jonathan Cape, 1990

Very good plus in laminated boards, as issued. The odd dint and crease, internally and externally. Signed by Blake.

Price: £45.00

All Join In by Quentin Blake


Beyond the Page
by Quentin Blake


Published: Tate Publishing, 2012

Fine in fine wrapper. Insight into Blake and his art. Signed by the artist on the half title page and rare as such.

Price: £95.00

Beyond the Page by Quentin  Blake


Beyond the Page
by Quentin Blake


Published: Tate, 2012

Fine in fine slipcase. Signed limited edition of 200. Insight into Blake and his art. Price when published 150.

Price: £175.00

Beyond the Page by Quentin Blake


Fantastic Daisy Artichoke
by Quentin Blake


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2016

Near fine in ill. boards, as issued. Signed to the title page by the author.

Price: £55.00

Fantastic Daisy Artichoke by Quentin  Blake


Loveykins
by Quentin Blake


Published: Jonathan Cape, 2002

Fine in illustrated boards, as issued. Signed by Blake.

Price: £30.00

Loveykins by Quentin Blake


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 40.00
20% off this book

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

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