ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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BIGGLES OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 2123035
Published by Purnell Books. 1st 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Dark blue boards with gilt titles. B/w illustrations. An anthology of Biggles Stories originally published in the 30's, edited by Piers Williams. 127 pages. ISBN: 0361041799. Book affected by tobacco odour. Pale marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is a bit browned; small chip to laminate to top of front panel.
THE CHILDREN'S JOLLY BOOK
Written by Enid Blyton; W.E. Johns; et al. Illustrated by Lilian Buchanan; Norman Meredith; Alma Healey; et al..
Stock no. 1406446
Published by Odhams Press. circa 1954. Slightly better than good condition.
Blyton stories are The Animals' Band and The Enchanted Village, the Johns story is All In The Day's Work. Green cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards. B/w, colour and two-tone illustrations. Spine bumped and rubbed. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rubbing to board edges. Covers grubby. Inscription in ink to bottom of title page. Rear joint and several hinges cracked. One page partially detached. Ticks to last puzzle. Foxing to page edges.
Written by Edmund Mitchell. Illustrated by S. Barham.
Stock no. 1506902
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.
Green cloth covers with red titles and yellow decoration and chicks, small oval onlay to front. 7 stories. 4 tipped-in colour plates on brown mounts plus b/w illustrations. 110 pages. Spine bumped and slightly browned. Small mark to bottom edge of rear cover. New front endpapers. A few hinges cracked but binding is firm. Endpapers browned. Just an odd fox spot and mark to contents. All plates present.
THE VIOLET BOOK FOR GIRLS
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Estrith E. Mansfield; Angela Brazil; et al. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson; Charles Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 1506877
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1930. Slightly better than good condition.
Violet cloth spine with black title and illustrations. Purple boards, white titles and decoration, oval onlay. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First story "Aurora's Ride" by Mansfield. Also includes "The Prefect of the Third Form" and "The Chetwold Scholarship" by Brazil. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. A few light scratches to covers. One sheet of paper (4 pages) are not attached (binding error). Belongs to page completed in pencil, with inscription. Contents generally clean, just a little foxing and browning.
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. 1406409
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 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". Spine bumped and rubbed with small splits to top and bottom. Corners bumped and worn. Board edges rubbed. Covers grubby and marked. Front joint cracked and mended with tape. Frontis detached. Slight colouring to one plate. Pencil scribble to rear endpapers and some other pages. Red pen and pencil scribble to verso of one plate. A little foxing and some fingering to page margins.
THE CHUMMY BOOK - EIGHTEENTH YEAR
Written by Edwin Chisholm; Agnes Grozier Herbertson; S.G. Hulme Beaman; Mrs. H.C. Cradock; Barbara E. Todd; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Lloyd; M. Board; S.G. Hulme Beaman; Woolley; Frank Adams; et al..
Stock no. 1506873
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Slightly better than good condition.
White spine with black title, pictorial front cover shows girl and boy sitting in hammock reading book. 6 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 190 pages. First story is A Surprise for the Piggledy Gnome. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Bump to front cover has bent board at top and damaged top and outside edge. Spine and front cover a bit grubby. A couple of hinges cracked but binding is firm. Contents generally clean. A little foxing. All plates present but two have darkened edges, one of these has ragged edges too.
FASCINATING STORIES FOR GIRLS
Written by Jessie Leckie Herbertson; Ethel Talbot; Mary Shrewsbury; Barbara E. Todd; et al. Illustrated by Francis E. Hiley; G.E. Studdy; et al..
Stock no. 1506871
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. circa 1929. Almost very good condition.
The Jolly Bookshelf series. Yellow pictorial covers, tennis player to front, hockey player to spine. 9 stories and 1 poem. 4 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 96 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. A couple of tiny nicks to cover edges. Covers grubby and marked. Presentation plate to front endpaper. A couple of hinges starting to crack. Some light foxing and browning mainly to endpapers and taxt block. Text pages very good.
Written by Mabel Mackintosh. Illustrated by Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1506815
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. circa 1924. Very good condition.
Stories and Pictures for the Little Ones edited by Mabel Mackintosh. Stiff card covers, pictorial front shows boy and girl collecting mussels. B/w illustrations, at least six by Wain. Staples rusty. Covers slightly grubby. Prize plate to front pastedown. Contents very good, just an odd fox spot.
THE MERRY BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
Written by Agness E. Cash; Nina K. Brisley; John Lea; Christine Chaundler; et al. Illustrated by Nina K. Brisley; M. Dorothy Hardy; A.L. Bowley; et al..
Stock no. 1406210
Published by Partridge. Slightly better than good condition.
Blue cloth spine with black titles and vignette. Pictorial front board showing a girl and a boy with a boat. Red titles. Colour and b/w illustrations. First story is Mrs. Orpington's Odd Chicken by Agness E. Cash. Spine bumped and browned. Corners bumped and worn. Board edges rubbed. Rear cover is grubby. Front board slightly rubbed. Remains of book label to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers, title page and some page edges. Some hinges cracked. Foxing mainly to page edges. One plate creased at top corner. Dusty marks to last page of text, although text is still legible.
SHADOWS ON THE STAIRS
Written by Dorothy Ann Lovell. Illustrated by Gale Thomas; Richard Robinson.
Stock no. 1316317
Published by University of London Press Ltd.. 1st 1946. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
11 short stories. Pale brown boards with deep red titles. 121 pages. Colour frontis, b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing throughout and a musty smell to contents but otherwise clean. Dustwrpaper is edge worn and a bit grubby.
BURLY OF BENNYS
Written by Donald Wimble; Ernest Protheroe; Amyas Rudd.
Stock no. 2122290
Published by The Epworth Press. Circa 1929. Very good condition.
Brown cloth with black titles and borders. Colour frontis. Contains 4 short stories: Burly of Benny's by Donald Wimble; Old Whip's Boy & Rumpling Rueful Rufus both by Protheroe and The Lair of the Devil-Fish by Rudd. A few light marks to covers. Bumping to a couple of corners. Presentation plate to front pastedown. Grubby marks to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges.
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.