Elsie J. Oxenham
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Blue cloth, black titles and orange, black, and blue vignettes to front and spine. Colour frontis, 3 b/w plates. 314 pages plus publisher adverts to rear. A chunky volume. Early reprint. Spine is scuffed and worn. Minor foxing present mainly to text block and gutters. One plate missing opposite page 280. Hinges pulled but binding tight.
Blue cloth with black titles and two-tone blue diagonally striped front cover. Colour frontis. 256 pages. A Romance of the Abbey Girls. Light bumping to spine. Small inscription in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins. Just under 1" tear to bottom margin of frontis, next to spine. A few margin marks. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; some tape repairs to verso; a little loss; some creasing.
Seagull library. Blue boards, silver titles. 256 pages. SIGNED by the author by means of an inscription to front free-endpaper. Spine and corners bumped, some browning to top and tail of spine. Some slight fading to cover edges. Pale page browning to contents and a few foxspots throughout. Price-cut wrapper is very worn and torn with slight loss at lower edges and a large section of loss to top of spine and top front panel.
Dark blue cloth, gold title to front and spine. Front cover has gilt border. 4 sepia plates. 228 pages. Spine is very faded with a couple of small tears/chips to cloth - some fraying to cloth. Bumping and wear to corners; marks to covers. Front joint is cracked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing, especially to prelims, but also to other pages throughout book. Grubby marks to outer page edges.
ELSA PUTS THINGS RIGHT
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham. Illustrated by Margaret Horder.
Stock no. 1319754
Published by Frederick Muller Ltd.. 1st 1944. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Beige cloth, green title to spine and vignettes to front cover. 188 pages. B/w frontis and text illustrations. Spine bumped. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with closed tears and a little grubby.
Red cloth, black title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 219 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Some fading to spine (mainly to centre). Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown (upside-down and partially removed). Endpapers lightly browned. Contents clean.
A story about the Hamlet Club and Abbey friends. Brown cloth, light blue title to spine. B/w illustrations. 200 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Small dent to lower edge of front cover. Name in biro and crayon to front pastedown. A few small brown spots to textblock. Dustwrapper is slightly edge chipped and a little grubby and foxed.
Black cloth, silver title to spine. Colour frontis. 315 pages. Top edge red. Spine bumped. Inscription in black biro to half-title page. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed with a slightly grubby rear panel.
Black cloth, silver titles. Colour frontis. Top edge red. Spine slightly bumped, a few faint spots to covers. Inscription in black biro to half-title page else contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and ever so slightly grubby to rear panel.
Blue cloth, black titles and vignettes to front cover and spine. Colour frontis plus one other colour plate. 288 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Plate opposite page 80 is partially detached. Heavy foxing to textblock and some page margins.
Red boards, black titles and decorations. Colour frontispiece. 336 pages. 7.5 x 5". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small splits to top and tails of spine. A few pencil marks to front cover. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Grubby marks to endpapers and outer page edges. Margin marks. Wrapper is edge-creased with chips and tears; a little loss.
A Romance of the Abbey Girls. Blue cloth, gilt titles. B/w frontis. 264 pages. Spine is bumped and browned with a couple of small nicks to cloth at base. A few marks to covers. Corners are worn. Foxing and some marks to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. A few hinges are pulled. Scarce item!