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LIONEL AND THE BOOK OF BEASTS
Written by E. Nesbit; Michael Hague. Illustrated by Michael Hague.
Stock no. 1817623
Published by Harper Collins. 1st 2006. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Retold by Michael Hague. Lionel, a small boy, made King. In exploring the palace library, he opens a huge volume entitled The Book of Beasts, only to let loose a spectacular red Dragon in all its fury... Large format. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9780688140069.
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THE WOULDBEGOODS
Written by E. Nesbit.
Stock no. 2129926
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. 1st 1901. Good condition.

Red cloth, gilt title and vignette to spine and front cover. 18 b/w plates. 331 pages. Top edge gilt. Stain to front cover. Small writing in ink to front cover. Corners and spine are bumped, with wear. Name in ink to front pastedown. Front endpaper is MISSING. Joints are cracked. Some foxing and browning. Pencil annotations to some margins. Two plates are detached, but loosely inserted; have some edge-chipping/creasing. A reading copy.
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LONG AGO WHEN I WAS YOUNG
Written by E. Nesbit; Noel Streatfeild. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1316710
Published by Ronald Whiting & Wheaton Ltd.. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

E. Nesbit was born in 1858 and she died in 1924. She wrote these reminiscences of her childhood and schooldays long after she was grown up and they were first published in 1895-6 as a series of magazine articles. Long foreword by Streatfeild. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Characteristic line drawings by Edward Ardizzone visually interpret the author's vivid childhood memories. 127 pages. Spine and corners bumped. There are a couple of small splash marks to lower edges of covers. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and page edges else contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn and foxed with slight chipping to top and tail of spine and a small nick to front edge of spine.
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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE BASTABLE FAMILY
Written by E. Nesbit. Illustrated by Edmund Blampied; et al..
Stock no. 1507401
Published by Ernest Benn Limited. 1st 1928. Fair condition.

Contains The Story of The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and New Treasure Seekers. Red cloth, black titles to spine, embossed vignette and titles to front. Colour frontis by Blampied plus b/w illustrations by other artists. 943 pages. Spine split down front edge for almost full length, backstrip held in place by rear edge. Spine is darkened/stained. Corners bumped and worn. Covers faded and marked. Both joints cracked showing webbing. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Stain to edge of rear pastedown. Large tear to page 575 has been repaired with tape. Some marks and foxing to contents but generally clean.
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FIVE OF US AND MADELINE
Written by E. Nesbit. Illustrated by Nora Unwin.
Stock no. 1316427
Published by T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1st 1925. Very good condition.

Red embossed cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. 6 b/w plates. Spine and corners bumped some darkening to front cover edges (2" at fore-edge). Foxing to contents which are otherwise clean.
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THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS
Written by E. Nesbit. Illustrated by Gordon Browne; Lewis Baumer.
Stock no. 1506407
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. 1st 1899. Poor condition.

Being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune. Blue/green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. B/w frontis and 16 other plates. 296 pages and catalogue to rear. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Small line indentation to top of front cover. Looks like an unsuccessful attempt has been made to clean the covers which are now part shiny/part matt and unevenly coloured and marked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Joints are cracked. Frontis and one other plate MISSING, a few have small ink spots to them. Some grubby margin marks. A reading copy.
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THE STORY OF THE TREASURE SEEKERS
Written by E. Nesbit. Illustrated by Gordon Browne; Lewis Baumer.
Stock no. 1506329
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. 1st 1899. Good condition.

Being the adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune. Blue/green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. B/w frontis and 16 other plates. 296 pages and catalogue to rear. All edges gilt. Spine bumped and worn with nicks to cloth at top and some loss of cloth from bottom edge. Heavy bumping to top corners, lower corners lightly bumped. Covers are grubby, front cover marked, rear cover scuffed. Gilt dulled on spine. Front joint badly cracked between front endpaper and following page, holding by binding threads. Top set of threads pulled affecting first couple of gatherings. Rear joint cracked showing webbing, one hinge cracked. Endpapers browned and lightly foxed, rear are also grubby, verso of front endpaper has splash marks and partial footprint. Tiny bookseller's label to front pastedown. Foxing and a few marks to contents. All plates present, tissue guard to frontis heavily foxed.
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SUNNY LAND STORIES
Written by Olive Molesworth; Clifton Bingham; M.A. Hoyer; E. Nesbit; et al. Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett.
Stock no. 1316195
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1922. Very good condition.

No. 4321. Cloth spine, pictorial front board. Pretty full-page colour (chromolithograph) plates and b/w text illustrations. An anthology of stories and verse. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers edge rubbed, rear cover lightly scratched. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper which is visible to front of endpaper. Light page browning and fingering. One of the b/w illustrations has been neatly coloured in.
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STORIES FOR ALL TIMES
Written by Sheila E. Braine; Evelyn Everett-Green; E. Nesbit; et al. Illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy; Rosa C. Petherick; Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1505700
Published by Nister & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

No. 5081. Chunky format (4cm thick). Red cloth spine, pictorial front board shows girl whispering in boy's ear. First story is "Peace With Honour" by Geraldine Glasgow. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations (including one Wain cat plate accompanying a verse called "All Afloat" by Clifton Bingham. Reprint, no date. Minimal bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Contents lightly browned with some foxing and an odd mark. One hinge cracked.
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TOLD BY THE FIRESIDE
Written by Mrs. Molesworth; E. Nesbit; L.T. Meade; George Manville Fenn; et al. Illustrated by Marie Seymour Lucas.
Stock no. 1315739
Published by Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh. circa 1890. Almost very good condition.

A selection of stories, first one being "The Excursion" by E. Nesbit. 16 chromolithograph plates. B/w text illustrations throughout. 88 pages. Cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing 4 children by the fire. Spine bumped and grubby/spotted. Corners worn, covers edge rubbed. Rear cover (white) is grubby. Front joint is partly cracked. One page has been creased at inner margin causing a slightly ragged edge at bottom (binding error). Foxing and some fingering to contents. Some hinges just starting to crack.
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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE AND OTHER STORIES
Written by E. Nesbit; William Shakespeare; Hugh Chesson. Illustrated by Frances Brundage; M. Bowley.
Stock no. 1405077
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Beige pictorial boards with circular onlay to front board. Brown titles. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. 64 pages plus 4 page booklist to rear. 6.5" x 4.25". Contains: The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens & The Comedy of Errors told in story form. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine browned. Covers a bit grubby. Couple of hinges are pulled. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges. A few margin marks otherwise contents are clean.
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HOURS IN MANY LANDS
Written by Edric Vredenburg; Clifton Bingham; E. Nesbit; Anthony Guest; et al. Illustrated by Frances Brundage; J. Pauline Sunter; Alick P. Ritchie; et al..
Stock no. 1505554
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. circa 1895. Slightly better than good condition.

Pretty pictorial front cover shows two girls by clock, brown cloth spine. 12 bBeautiful chromolithos of girls from different lands by Brundage plus other b/w illustrations. 10 x 7.5". 97 pages. Edited by Vredenburg. No. 1113. Spine bumped, stain near centre. Wear to corners and cover edges. Rear cover is slightly scuffed and has some rippling, some small scratches and marks to covers. Front joint starting to crack from bottom, a couple of hinges cracked. Large prize plate to front endpaper awarded for prize in Raphael Tuck and Sons Amateurs Literary and Painting Competition. Some browning to endpapers. Dark brown stain approx. 1.5 x 1" affects 6 pages at end of book, including one illustration. A few other marks to contents but generally they are clean. All plates present.
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