ANTHOLOGY - POETRY
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THE FOLIO BOOK OF THE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS
Written by Geraldine Beare; Edwin Lees; Laurie Lee; Eleanor Farjeon; Kenneth Grahame; Henry James; George Eliot; Charles Dickens; Cecil Beaton; et al. Illustrated by John Holder.
Stock no. 1317387
Published by Folio Society. 1st 2002. Fine condition.
Large format. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles and red/green decorations to titles. A Collection of Seasonal Writing Selected by Beare. 7 colour plates, including frontis. B/w illustrations. A fine copy in original slipcase.
CASSELL'S CHILDREN'S ANNUAL
Written by Enid Blyton; Barbara Todd; Ethel Talbot; et al. Illustrated by Ernest A. Aris; Florence Harrison; Harry Rountree; et al..
Stock no. 2124954
Published by Cassell & Company Limited. 1927. Good condition.
Large format. Blue cloth spine, with pictorial onlay. Front cover shows colourful birds sitting on a perch. First story is 'Nimble-Gnome and the Fairy Baby'. Some chipping to onlay on spine. Covers are bumped and worn. Surface paper damage to front cover; with some loss, which has been 'coloured in'. Foxing and grubby margin marks. Lengthy inscription in ink to front endpaper.
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Ernest A. Aris; et al..
Stock no. 2124885
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. Circa 1920. Good condition.
Card wraps. Circular pictorial onlay to front cover, showing a boy climbing over a stile. 4 colour plates. B/w illustrations. First story/rhyme is 'Compulsory Education'. Heavy creasing and foxing and wear to covers. Presentation plate is stuck to inside front cover. Grubby marks and foxing to pages.
Written by Angela Brazil; Maud E. Sargent; et al. Illustrated by George Morrow.
Stock no. 2124563
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows a young girl reading a book, with the help of pixies/fairies! Angela Brazil Story is 'The Slap-Bang Boys'. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and some cover edges; chipping along cover edges. Damp mark to corner of rear cover. Front endpaper is MISSING. Biro to page 29 and to contents page. Some foxing. 4 colour plates.
BREEZES FROM THE WELSH MOUNTAINS: A SCRAP BOOK OF CAMBRIAN POSE AND POETRY
Written by John Pryse.
Stock no. 1812842
Published by John Pryse. 1st 1858. Good condition.
Compiled by John Pryse. Dark blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 67 pages plus contents to rear. Boards worn at spine edges to front and rear, remains of a label to front. Joints starting to crack. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers. Contents clean.
BABIES AN UNSENTIMENTAL ANTHOLOGY
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie. Illustrated by Bob Graham.
Stock no. 1506564
Published by John Murray. 1st 1990. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A view of babyhood that is original, robust, and above all entertaining. Square format, grey boards. Silver title to spine. Great b/w text illustrations throughout. 142 pages. Top of spine bumped. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with a couple of light marks to rear panel. A nice copy.
A GOLDEN LAND
Written by James Reeves. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone; Gillian Conway; et al..
Stock no. 1506518
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1972. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A book of new and old stories, poems and songs, edited by Reeves. Blue cloth covers with gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations throughout. 496 pages. 9.5 x 6.5". Includes Paul The Hero of the Fire and Nicholas and the Fast Moving Diesel - both written and illustrated by Ardizzone. Base of spine bumped. Large pen inscription, by child, to front endpaper. Browning to top edge of text block. Contents clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn with tears, creasing and chips along top edge. Spine faded/browned.
THE TOM-TIT STORY BOOK
Written by Jessie Pope; Elsie Blomfield; Mabel L. Tyrrell; et al. Illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick; Nina K. Brisley; Gordon Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 1406053
Published by Blackie And Son Limited. Slightly better than good condition.
Brown cloth spine. Colour pictorial front board showing two children looking at the tits in the trees. Two colour plates plus b/w illustrations including one by Gordon Robinson. First poem is Flowers for Mummy by Jessie Pope. Spine and corners bumped. Corners very worn. Some surface paper damage to top of front cover. Mark to bottom of front board which also affects rear cover and bottom of last 6 pages. Rear board is grubby and marked.Couple of hinges pulled. Closed tear to side margin of one page. Prize presentation plate to verso of front endpaper. Some light fingering otherwise contents are generally clean.
THE HURDY GURDY
Written by M.A. Hoyer; Mary Boyle; L.L. Weedon; et al. Illustrated by W. Foster; Helena Maguire; et al..
Stock no. 1505816
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1899. Good condition.
A Book for the Little Folks' Playtime. Cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows cat playing the Hurdy Gurdy. 11.25 x 9.25". Colour and b/w illustrations. Spine bumped and worn with 0.5" split to front edge. Wear to corners and cover edges. Covers grubby with marks and scratches. Both joints cracked. One sheet (4 pages) loose, have become detached from rusty staples. Prize plate to front pastedown, bookseller's ink stamp to rear pastedown. Pages edge browned with a few marks and fingermarks. Chromos still bright.
THE DAISY CHAIN
Written by A.L.O.E.; et al.
Stock no. 1405036
Published by T. Nelson & Sons. 1880. Almost very good condition.
A picture story book for children by A.L.O.. (C.M. Tucker) and other favourite writers. Black spine. Pictorial front board showing three children fishing. 6 chromolithographs. B/w chapter headings and tailpieces. 72 pages. Book has been rebacked, new endpapers. Corners bumped and worn. Boards are scuffed with some small patches of surface paper damage. Covers marked and grubby. Half title page heavily foxed. Some foxspots and light fingering otherwise contents generally clean.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1315514
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Pictures, Stories and Verse. Pictorial boards, cloth spine. Front shows girls carrying another girl dressed in a navy outfit on their shoulders. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations to text. First verse is Obedient Olive. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers a bit grubby. Endpapers lightly browned. Some grubby fingermarks at margins.
THE BIG BUDGET FOR CHILDREN
Written by Natalie Joan; W. Kersley Holmes; Ethel Talbot; Agnes Grozier Herbertson; et al. Illustrated by R.H. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 2119425
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1933. Almost very good condition.
Pictorial boards and spine. Covers show children ice skating and on a sledge. First piece is 'The Warning' by Natalie Joan. B/w illustrations and some plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping and small splits to edges. Grubby marks to covers. Bookplate to front endpaper. Some foxing and page browning.