ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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THE NEW BOOK OF THE AIR
Written by Howard Leigh; W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 1814728
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1935. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Colour plates. A few Johns' stories. Spine browned, top & tail worn. 2 plates detached and worn at edges. A few foxspots and margin marks.
THE FABER BOOK OF NURSERY STORIES
Written by Barbara Ireson. Illustrated by Shirley Hughes.
Stock no. 2123818
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st thus 1984. Very good condition.
A nice selection of short stories. B/w text illustrations throughout. Card wraps. 189 pages, including index. ISBN: 0571132782. Covers are unevenly browned, with a few marks. Light creasing to corners.
LISTEN TO THIS
Written by Laura Cecil; et al. Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark.
Stock no. 1814590
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1987. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A collection of 13 stories selected for reading aloud to young children. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0370311000. Uneven browning to dustwrapper.
THE MILK-WHITE THORN A BOOK OF FAIRY TALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
No author listed. Illustrated by Harry Rountree; H. Granville Fell; et al..
Stock no. 2123577
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. Circa 1912. Almost very good condition.
Green cloth with gilt/white titles and some decorations. Colour plates. B/w illustrations. First story is The Three Bears. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Pencil marks to endpapers. Some foxing and browning.
Written by Christianna Brand. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1407194
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1962. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
A downright book about downright naughty children. An anthology compiled by Christianna Brand. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 40 b/w illustrations. 318 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Spine is faded and foxed. Inscription in ink to top of front pastedown. Foxing mainly to page edges. Price -cut dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears and loss to top and bottom of spine. Top edges and spine look like they have been damaged by bookworm. Spine and rear panel very rubbed. Foxing mainly to verso.
BLACKIE'S GIRLS' STORY BOOK
Written by Angela Brazil; Josephine Elder; Doris Pocock; Dorothea Moore; et al. Illustrated by H.M. Brock; C.E. Brock; P.B. Hickling; et al..
Stock no. 1507663
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Slightly better than good condition.
Beige cloth spine, pictorial front board showing school girl with tennis racket. Colour frontis, 4 b/w plates and numerous b/w text illustrations. 208 pages. 9.75 x 7.25". circa 1923(?). Spine, corners and cover edges bumped and worn. Covers grubby. Top 2" of front endpaper removed. TJ in circle in pen to half-title page. Foxing to contents but generally clean. All plates present, frontis is detached.
ENGLISH SHORT STORIES
Written by David Hughes; Mrs. Gaskell; Charles Dickens; Robert Louis Stevenson; Arthur Conan Doyle; et al. Illustrated by Rod Waters.
Stock no. 2123499
Published by Folio Society. 2nd 1997. Fine condition.
Classic Short Stories Series. Blue/green cloth with red/gilt decoration/borders. Introduced by Hughes. Contained in a very good slip case with a few scuff marks.
SCHOOLGIRLS' STORY BOOK
Written by Joanna Lloyd; Josephine Elder; Mary Vivian; Emmaline Carr; Shirley Murrell. Illustrated by Muriel Gill; Frank Insall; Savile Lumley; et al..
Stock no. 1507662
Published by The New Century Press. Almost very good condition.
Cloth spine, yellow pictorial covers show girls playing cricket. 6 stories. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Unpaginated. 10 x 7.5". Spine and corners bumped and worn. A couple of marks to spine and covers. Ink inscription to front pastedown. A couple of hinges cracked. Browning to contents, especially endpapers and page edges.
THE GOLDEN BOOK FOR GIRLS
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Katharine Tynan; R.D. Blackmore; Dorita Fairlie Bruce; et al. Illustrated by M. Sankey; Grace Lodge; et al..
Stock no. 1407144
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. circa 1933. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour frontis. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. D.F. Bruce story is 'Enid's Extreme Measures'. Spine and corners bumped. Corners worn. Rubbing to board edges. Slight fading to edge of rear board which is also scuffed. Front endpaper is missing. Foxing throughout and some page browning.
UP THE AIRY MOUNTAIN: STORIES OF MAGIC
Written by Ruth Ainsworth. Illustrated by Eileen Browne.
Stock no. 1814138
Published by Heinemann. 1st 1977. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A delightful collection of ten magical stories for the young. Each story is about a fairy person or animal who invades the world of ordinary small children. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0434925888. Heavy foxing to prelims and rear endpapers. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby and worn at corners.
STORIES FOR BOYS
Written by Anthony Buckeridge; P.G. Wodehouse; BB; Geoffrey Trease; W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 1406771
Published by Faber & Faber Ltd.. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
21 short stories for boys. Grey cloth with red title to spine. 272 pages. Authors include BB, Wodehouse, Trease, Capt. Johns etc. Bumping to spine and corners. Some foxing to board edges. Name in ink to front pastedown. Erased writing to front endpaper. Light browning to endpapers. A little foxing to page edges otherwise contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some small tears to edges and front fold. Small loss to top and bottom of spine which is faded. Browning and foxing to rear panel and verso. Small ink mark to rear panel of margin.
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; et al..
Stock no. 1609227
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. 1st 1936. Very good condition.
By "Flight-Lieutenant". Red cloth spine with black title, pictorial front cover showing bi-planes. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. 248 pages. 4 stories by Johns. Spine and corners bumped and worn, with some creasing. Small patch of surface damage to front panel. Foxing and page browning. Book has tobacco smell.