William Makepeace Thackeray
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THE ROSE AND THE RING & THE MAGIC FISHBONE
Written by William Makepeace Thackeray; Charles Dickens. Illustrated by W.M. Thackeray; John Gilbert; Paul Hogarth.
Stock no. 2132863
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st thus 1959. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Childrens Illustrated Classics series. 2 classics on one volume. Blue and cream decorated cloth with matching endpapers. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few tears and chips; repaired to verso with tape; faded to spine; minimal loss.
Sub-titled The History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo. New Edition. Green cloth with gilt titles and gilt/black decorations. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some fraying to cloth; 2-3" split to top of spine. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Some grubby margin marks. Page browning; a little foxing. A few page edges have some chips and creasing.
Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine and front. Grey and white patterned endpapers. B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. 276 pages plus 14 page booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped and worn. 'Heffer' and 'Cambridge' written in ink beside a small bookseller' label to the front pastedown. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Couple of joints are cracked. Browning to endpapers. Foxing to some pages including prelims and frontis tiissue guard.
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Limited to 1500 copies. Salmon-pink textured cloth. Black/gilt title label to spine. Illustrations coloured by hand in the studio of Walter Fischer. Bookplate to front pastedown (From previous owner). SIGNED by Ardizzone. This is copy no. 753. Contained in original slip-case that is in better than very good condition, with just a little fading to edges.
Pictorial cloth, gilt title to spine and gilt/black vignettes to front cover. Depicting Humorous Incidents in his School Life, and Favourite Scenes and Characters in the Books of his Every-day Reading. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; chipping to cover edges. Some fraying to cloth at edges. Some foxing and page browning. Page edges are 'scraggy', where some pages have been uncut - but have been 'cut', but not neatly - some tears to these pages.
MY SECOND BOOK
Written by Emilie Poulsson; William Makepeace Thackeray. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson; Margaret Clayton; C.F. Newall.
Stock no. 1304877
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Very good condition.
Cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing children with dog. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. First story is David Livingstone and the Lion. Spine and corners bumped and worn. A few tiny bookworm holes to front cover, affecting first 16 pages. Some foxing. Rusty staples can be seen at front joint.
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Red cloth, gilt titles. Quotes from Thackeray for each day of the year. Contents in general very good but front endpaper missing, a few foxspots and name in ink to first page.
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First edition. 2 Volumes. Pages: viii, 380; viii, 375. Contemporary three-quarter brown leather binding, marbled boards and edges; raised bands, blind-tooling and gilt-lettered black morocco labels on spine. With Illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. Book: book plate to front endpaper. Corners worn. Some foxing throughout. Vol II has one 4-page gathering detached. Vol I has one page detached.