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THE PEACOCK PARTY
Written by Alan Aldridge; George E. Ryder. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge; Harry Willock.
Stock no. 2139979
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1979. Very good condition.

Green glazed pictorial boards. A Sequel to The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast. Superb colour illustrations with a double-spread fold-out at rear of book. ISBN: 0224015915. Fading to spine and a couple of cover edges. Browning to page edges. 'PROOF' stamp to title page. Fold-out page to rear has crease along one edge.

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THE SHIP'S CAT
Written by Richard Adams. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge.
Stock no. 2139978
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1977. Very good condition.

The Adventures and Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on The Spanish Maine. Narrated in verses with 'Divers Cunning and Fantastical' full colour pictures. Glazed pictorial boards. Large format. ISBN: 0224014412. Spine is faded and bumped to top. Foxing and some page browning; heaviest to prelims and last few pages.

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THURSDAY RIDES AGAIN
Written by Michael Bond. Illustrated by Beryl Sanders.
Stock no. 2139963
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1968. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The second book about Thursday the orphan mouse. Pale green boards, blue title to spine and vignette to front cover. 128 pages. B/w text illustrations. ISBN: 0245593403. A few small knocks along cover edges, with a bit of browning. Some marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with some creasing; a few small nicks.

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THE BULL THAT WAS TERRIFICO
Written by Karel Jaeger. Illustrated by Cam.
Stock no. 2139958
Published by Putnam. 1st 1955. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Spotting to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, page margins and outer page edges. Wrapper is also foxed with edge-creasing; a few tears and chips; only a little loss to base of spine.

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THE ESCAPE OF THE MULLINGONG
Written by G.E. Farrow. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 2139957
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1907. Very good condition.

A Zoological Nightmare! Black cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to front and spine. Grey endpapers. 58 b/w illustrations (some full-page). 148 pages plus 32 page publishers catalogue to rear. All edges gilt. Spine is bumped and a bit faded. Bookplate to front pastedown. Page browning and some foxing. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis.

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BILLY MINK
Written by Thornton W. Burgess. Illustrated by Harrison Cady.
Stock no. 2139956
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st 1935. Almost very good condition.

Orange pictorial cloth. 8 colour plates, including frontis. Spine is faded and browned. Foxing throughout. All plates present.

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THE RED BOOK OF ANIMAL STORIES
Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by H.J. Ford.
Stock no. 2139943
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1899. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles and decorations. With numerous illustrations. Spine is browned with some fraying/splitting at top and tail. Marks to covers. Small label remains to verso of front endpaper. Foxing and browning to varying degrees throughout the book.

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BEN THE BULLFINCH
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2139833
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1st 1957. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Ben and Biddy, the two bullfinches, were found in the middle of the road, too young to move. Sheila and Peter took them home to feed and look after them... Yellow boards, blue title to spine and vignette of a reindeer to front cover. Lovely b/w illustrations. 119 pages. A Hamish Hamilton Reindeer book. Light bumping to spine and corners. A little damp marking along some edges of covers, with foxing. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is un evenly faded; edge-torn and chipped; damp stained with foxing and other marks to rear panel especially.

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THE ADVENTURES OF MOG
Written by Judith Kerr. Illustrated by Judith Kerr.
Stock no. 1323027
Published by Collins. 1st 1993. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Three stories featuring the delightful cuddly tabby cat. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0001937782. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Some light browning to spine and cover edges. Contents are fine.

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THE DAY JEAN-PIERRE WENT ROUND THE WORLD
Written by Paul Gallico. Illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi.
Stock no. 2139789
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Exciting adventures of a guinea-pig. Colour pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Some browning to covers. Foxing to title page and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and foxed/browned.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by John Burningham.
Stock no. 2139767
Published by Kestrel Books. 1st thus 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A handsome new edition with the characters sensitively portrayed and the action evocatively and faithfully depicted by the 1963 winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Colour plates plus b/w line drawings. Pale green boards. Gilt title to spine. 240 pages. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. ISBN: 0722657463. Page browning. A few grubby marks to title page and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and a bit faded to spine. Slip case is very good - bumped to edges, with browning to one edge.

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THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK
Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by H.J. Ford.
Stock no. 2139756
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1896. Almost very good condition.

Blue cloth with gilt titles and illustrations. Black endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. 400 pages. All edges gilt. Gilt to front cover is lovely and bright. Spine is a little faded, with some wear. Inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing to varying degrees throughout.

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