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THE QUENTIN BLAKE BOOK OF NONSENSE STORIES
Written by Quentin Blake; Roald Dahl; Lewis Carroll; et al. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1317406
Published by Viking. 1st 1996. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Maroon boards with gilt title to spine. An anthology of Nonsense stories, including 'A Mad Tea-Party' by Carroll, 'Round the World' by Edward Lear and many others. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0670869821. Spine ends of book and wrapper slightly bumped. Contents fine.
THE COCKPIT FLYING ADVENTURES FOR YOUNG PILOTS
Written by W.E. Johns; Arch Whitehouse; Rudolf Stark; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; Howard Leigh.
Stock no. 2125672
Published by John Hamilton Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Flying Adventures For Young Pilots. Large format. Blue cloth with dark blue titles and vigette of a plane to front cover. Eight coloured plates by Bradshaw, other illustrations by Leigh. Johns story is "The Ace of Spades". Spine is bumped and faded with browning. Front cover is a bit bowed, with fading to edges. Rear cover also has fading to edges. Page browning.
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.
BEST FLYING STORIES
Written by Norman MacMillan; A.H.G. Fokker; F.D. Tredrey; Anne Morrow Lindbergh; et al.
Stock no. 2125340
Published by Faber & Faber Limited. 1st 1940. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Edited by Macmillan. Pale lilac cloth with gilt title to spine. Spotting to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is grubby with a few tears and chips; a little loss.
MORE ADVENTURES WITH ROBIN HOOD
Written by Wingrove Willson; Rowland Walker; Reid Whitly; Roland Spencer; et al. Illustrated by G.P. Micklewright; G. Gillingham; Savile Lumley; Ogle; W.B. Handforth; et al..
Stock no. 2125322
Published by The Goodship House. Circa 1930. Very good condition.
Red covers with black titles. Colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Edited by Willson. 4 colour plates. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
Written by Z.A.R. Nesbit. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac; Gilbert James; et al..
Stock no. 2125070
Published by Sully & Kleinteich. Circa 1915. Very good condition.
Red boards, gilt titles; colour pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 colour plates and b/w illustrations. The Fireside Library. American Edition. Bumping to spine and a couple of corners. Some darkening also to spine. A few marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. All plates present.
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.
Written by William Strode; Edward Hall; William Bradford; Samuel Pepys; et al. Illustrated by Anthony Gross.
Stock no. 2124450
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
A Greetings Book (which could be sent through the post). Card wraps. Colour illustrations. B/w illustrations. Creasing to corners. Bookplate stuck to inside front cover. Some foxing. Pictorial 'wrapper', which also doubled as envelope has previous owner's name and address in ink to rear panel. Damp marking all way down spine and to verso. Wrapper has some edge-creasing and small tears/nicks.
BLACKIE'S STORY-TIME BOOK
Written by Chris Tent; Gladys Davidson; Theodora Wilson Wilson; May Byron; Florence Harrison; et al. Illustrated by Agnes Richardson; Thomas Maybank; Harold C. Earnshaw; Louis Wain; Florence Harrison; N. Buchanan; Hilda Cowham; H.M. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 2124405
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Cloth spine with black title. Pictorial paper boards show young boy saluting behind a young girl waving a handkerchief. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. A book of stories by various authors and illustrated by various illustrators. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some uneven fading to spine. Scuffing and marks to covers, with heavy wear and chipping to corners. Some foxing and finger marks.
JOAN'S VISIT TO TOYLAND AND OTHER TALES
Written by Alfred Freemantle; Sewell Stokes; et al. Illustrated by Gladys Peto.
Stock no. 2124050
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue boards, colour pictorial onlay to front cover. The Uniform Series. Easy-to-read text. NEW backstrip, with original paper spine laid down (browned with wear); New front endpaper. Some foxing and browning. Wear to cover edges; a little bumping.