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Large format. Pictorial boards and spine showing children enjoying winter sports. Colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. First story is In Blackberry Time by F. Clifton Bingham. Board corners worn, Boards a little grubby. Belongs to box completed in pencil. Hinges pulled but binding tight. A few scattered foxspots. Some neat colouring e.g. b/w illustration opposite page 52.
NISTER'S HOLIDAY ANNUAL 1890
Written by Robert Ellice Mack; L. Haskell; et al. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Edith Scannell; et al..
Stock no. 1404721
Published by Ernest Nister. 1890. Slightly better than good condition.
Red pictorial cloth with gilt titles and flower vignette to spine and gilt titles and vignette of a girl skipping to front. 6 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 1st item is a poem - Goodbye. One b/w plate by Wain entitled 'The Cats Party.' Spine bumped, worn and faded. Corners bumped and worn. Cover edges darkened and covers a little marked. Front and rear joints badly cracked showing webbing beneath. Some hinges cracked. One plate is loose and has ragged edges. Foxing and browning especially to prelims. A few light marks otherwise contents generally clean.
Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover showing two children on a sledge. Blue floral patterned endpapers. Chromolithograph frontis, two-tone and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Corners worn. Some light scuffing/marks to rear cover and a small piece of surface paper damage to top edge of rear cover. A few tiny dents to cover edges. Prize plate to front pastedown. Contents browned and fingered, some hinges cracked.
A Volume of Pictures & Stories for Little Folk. Edited by L'Estrange. Blue cloth spine is untitled. Pictorial paper front board shows older child reading a book to young child sat on her lap and two young girls at her feet with cats around. 6 Chromolithographs and many b/w illustrations. Some surface paper loss to lower front corner of covers, edges rubbed, corners worn. Boards scuffed and marked. Front endpaper missing. Joints pulled. Small closed tear and slight loss to lower corner of half-title page. Page-edge browning. A few marks to contents but generally a nice copy with all plates present.
Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover showing two children on a sledge. Blue floral patterned endpapers. Chromolithograph frontis, two-tone and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine slightly marked. Corners worn. Rear cover scratched and grubby. Front cover slightly grubby. Foxing to front endpaper and some foxing to contents. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. 1 page has closed margin tear. Some finger marks to page margins.