Sibyl B. Owsley
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Large format. Cloth spine with black title and vignette. Colour front board showing 2 children with their teddies and pixies. 8 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers edge worn. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Inscription in ink to centre of title-page. Foxing to contents. Small repair with white tape to rear joint.
SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Written by Sibyl B. Owsley; Evelyn Whitaker; et al. Illustrated by S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 2131155
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Red cloth spine, decorated blue boards. Four colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. First story "Maisie and the Fairies" by Owsley. Top and tail of spine are bumped and faded, with marks. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with creasing; tears and loss to top edges of panels. Smaller loss along bottom edges of panels.
THE JOLLY BOOK - TWELFTH YEAR
Written by Edwin Chisholm; Mary Shrewsbury; Sibyl B. Owsley; Harold Avery; et al. Illustrated by Edmund Blampied; Harold Earnshaw; Lawson Wood; Peter Fraser; G.E. Studdy; et al..
Stock no. 1505449
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. circa 1921. Slightly better than good condition.
Blue and white pictorial boards. Front cover illustration of children on sledges by Blampied. 16 Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Edited by Chisholm. 287 pages. Spine bumped with wear to picture. Heavy wear to cover edges with loss of surface. Corners bumped and worn. Covers a bit grubby. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Joints cracked, showing webbing, a few hinges starting to crack. 3" tear to top of front endpaper alongside spine. Vertical creases to title page. A few fingermarks to contents. All plates present.
TELL ME A STORY
Written by Amy Steedman; Sibyl B. Owsley; Canning Williams; Dorothy Russell. Illustrated by Frederick Parker; et al..
Stock no. 1505342
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. circa 1924. Almost very good condition.
Two Stories and four poems. Cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows two girls sat reading. 2 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 24 pages. Wear to corners and cover edges. Spine and covers slightly grubby with small patch surface paper damage in title. Presentation inscription and small bookseller's stamp to front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Text pages clean.
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NIGHT LIGHT STORIES
Written by Sibyl B. Owsley. Illustrated by Chris G. Temple.
Stock no. 1207758
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. Circa 1932. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Red cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards showing two children sitting under a tree watched by birds and rabbits. 4 colour plates. B/w illustrations. 9.75" x 7.5". Book: name in ink to front endpaper. Verso of frontis lightly browned. Wrapper: slightly edge-chipped.
Red cloth spine with black title & decoration. Front cover shows children in night clothes gathering around town crier holding lamp. First story is Ronnie and the Beehive. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Base of cloth spine starting to fray. A few marks to rear board. Possible that colour plates may have been removed. Foxing present.