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The Atlantic alone in a home-made boat. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 208 pages. ISBN: 071830392X. Spine bumped. Light browning to endpapers and some foxing to textblock. White dustwrapper is grubby, browned to spine and edge rubbed.
Green boards; brown/red title to spine. B/w illustrations. Some uneven fade marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some margins. Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; repaired with sticky tape to verso.
A stirring tale of a boy and girl in the Kingdom of Flavonia. Green cloth, black title to spine. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped with some fading to lower cover edges. Dustwrapper is browned and edge chipped with slight loss, light pink stain to rear panel.
Red cloth, black title and vignette. 222 pages. B/w text illustrations. 2nd impression. Browning and foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Ink name stamp to front endpaper. Wrapper is torn and chipped, with loss to top of spine, other tears have some tape repairs to verso; foxed with some other marks.
The Jillies expected a lovely peaceful holiday in the Austrian mountains, but it was anything but a peaceful holiday. Green cloth, silver titles. Green endpapers are maps. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. Very light mottling to boards. Light page browning else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-chipped and torn.
Black spine with silver title. Black decorated boards. Introduction by Colin Ward. Wood engravings. Third printing. Board corners lightly rubbed. Contents clean. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.
Folio Collectables series, issued without a slipcase. Brown cloth with blue titles, vignettes to front and rear cover. 338 pages. Black ribbon bookmark. Top edge brown. Still in original shrinkwrap! This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Cloth spine, pictorial front board. Full-page colour and b/w text illustrations. Heavy staining to top corner of cover, which goes through to prelims. Smaller stain to bottom. Bookplate to front endpaper. Foxing. Margin marks - couple of pages are starting to come loose, where hinges are cracked. This is a reading copy ONLY!!
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Written by Johann Rudolph Wyss. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake.
Stock no. 2135778
Published by The Heirloom Library. 1957. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Light orange decorated cloth. Illustrated white endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. Part of the Heirloom Library. 255 pages. Foxing to pages - heaviest to endpapers, prelims and outer page edges. Wrapper is stained with some nicks and chips; also foxed.
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Written by Mark Twain; Colin Ward. Illustrated by Harry Brockway.
Stock no. 1822314
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1993. Slightly better than very good condition.
Black spine with silver title. Black decorated boards. Introduction by Colin Ward. Wood engravings. Musty odour present else a fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly browned at edges.
Pale blue cloth with dark blue titles to spine and front cover. 4 b/w plates. 288 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Some foxing to lower edges of covers and also to text block. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is foxed on verso and slightly edge worn. 'New' publisher's price sticker to front flap of 7/6.
Bunkle breaks away from the family and finds a new friend to share his adventures... Light blue cloth, black title strip with blue lettering. B/w head and tail pieces. 212 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Endpapers browned. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Dustwrapper is just a little edge chipped with tape repairs on verso.