ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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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.
LIMPY THE DWARF AND OTHER STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Written by Ann Griffiths.
Stock no. 1506491
Published by Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd.. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Small format, 7.25 x 5", pale blue stiff card covers with black titles and illustration to front cover. 5 stories. B/w illustrations to text. 47 pages. Spine bumped. Contents clean. Contained in original plain opaque dustwrapper which is slightly edge worn with browning to spine and folds.
TALK OF MANY THINGS
Written by Richard Wilson; Walter De La Mare; Eleanor Farjeon; Enid Blyton; et al. Illustrated by Phyllis Denton; et al..
Stock no. 1405887
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.
A book of true fact and true fancy in prose and verse, compiled by Wilson. Red cloth, black titles and vignette. Colour and b/w illustrations. Bumping to spine and corners. Damp mark to bottom of front board. Endpapers lightly browned. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to page edges. A few margin marks otherwise contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears plus slight loss to bottom of spine. Red mark to bottom of front panel. Wrapper is grubby,
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE 1890
No author listed.
Stock no. 1506263
Published by Harper And Brothers. 1890. Good condition.
Vol XI - No. 523 Nov 5, 1889 to Vol XI - No. 574 October 28, 1890. Large heavy volume. Green covers with gilt and black title and decorations. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. 892 pages. American magazines. Published in New York. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some scuffing and marks to covers. Joints very weak, rear joint partially broken. Rear endpaper and blank page before are detached. Withdrawn stamp to prelims and title page. Large tear to page 152/3.Text pages very good just light browning to page edges and an odd mark.
SUNNY LAND STORIES
Written by Olive Molesworth; Clifton Bingham; M.A. Hoyer; E. Nesbit; et al. Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett.
Stock no. 1316195
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1922. Very good condition.
No. 4321. Cloth spine, pictorial front board. Pretty full-page colour (chromolithograph) plates and b/w text illustrations. An anthology of stories and verse. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers edge rubbed, rear cover lightly scratched. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper which is visible to front of endpaper. Light page browning and fingering. One of the b/w illustrations has been neatly coloured in.
THE BEST CHILDREN'S STORIES OF THE YEAR
Written by Leonard Gribble; Hilda Pearce; Enid Blyton; Alison Uttley.
Stock no. 1506109
Published by Burke Publishing Company Ltd.. 1946. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour plates. Story by Blyton is 'The Disappearing Prizes' and story by Uttley is 'The Little Fir-Tree'. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. A couple of grubby marks to covers. Light browning to endpapers. Light foxing, mainly to text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with chips to ends of spine and folds. Small hole to rear fold/panel. Slightly grubby.
BLACKIE'S POPULAR NURSERY STORIES
No author listed. Illustrated by John Hassall.
Stock no. 1506098
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth spine with black title. Pictorial front cover. Colour and b/w illustrations. Unpaginated. Spine bumped, browned and worn. Wear to corners and cover edges. A few marks and light browning to rear cover. Book plate to front pastedown. Light foxing, mainly to endpapers and page edges. Just an odd mark/fingermark to contents.
THE STORY WONDER BOOK
Written by May Wynne; Christine Chaundler; Ethel Talbot; Ernest A. Aris; et al. Illustrated by Rene Cloke; Gordon Robinson; Ernest A. Aris; Mary Brooks; et al..
Stock no. 2121588
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Good condition.
Stories and Pictures for Boys and Girls. Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. First story is "The Sea Babies" by May Wynne. Colour frontis is 'The Home of the Mermaid'. Spine is very faded, with some foxspots. Corners very worn with top corner creased. Front and rear joints cracked and weak but remainder of binding sound. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Minimal foxing to contents.
Written by Ann Marston; Agnes Grozier Herbertson; et al. Illustrated by Harry Neilson; Cecil Aldin; Louis Wain; et al..
Stock no. 1315866
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition.
Stories and Pictures for Little Folk. First rhyme is "Room for Two!". Large format. Blue cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows a girl riding a donkey. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped, covers slightly edge worn and rear cover is a bit grubby. Top 2" of front joint is just starting to crack. It is possible that the frontispiece is missing (not sure if there was one or not). Name and address in ink in belongs to box. Foxspots and light fingering to contents.
THE STORY WONDER BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Written by Harry Golding; May Wynne; Anne Anderson; Ethel Talbot; et al. Illustrated by Grace Jones; S.B. Pearse; Margaret Tarrant; Inez Topham; et al..
Stock no. 1505990
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. 1937. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
A fantastic range of story classics, decorated with 8 colour plates, hundreds of two-colour and other pictures. Pictorial boards, cloth spine. Illustrated end papers. First story The Sea Babies, frontis is The Fairy Lantern. 264 pages. 10 x 7.5". Spine and corners bumped and worn, wear to cover edges. A couple of hinges starting to crack but binding is firm. Light browning to endpapers. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Contents very good. All plates present. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and creased with some loss, mostly from ends of spine. Brown paper stuck along edges on verso. Rear panel grubby.
LUCIE ATTWELL'S GOOD-NIGHT STORIES
Written by Mabel Lucie Attwell; Barbara Dowle; Eunice Close; Penelope Douglas; et al. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2121465
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Circa 1971. Good condition.
A selection of short stories by various authors. First story is "The Magic Feather" by Dowle. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows girl laying down on floor with toys and reading a book. Two-tone illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0603052622. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Small splits to top and tail of spine. Indentation marks to covers. Front joint is partially cracked, with some surface paper lifting. Ink name to front endpaper; with other pen/pencil scribble. Some transfers to prelims. Some foxing. One page is detached, but loosely inserted, with ink marks down edge.