ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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TOLD BY THE FIRESIDE
Written by Mrs. Molesworth; E. Nesbit; L.T. Meade; George Manville Fenn; et al. Illustrated by Marie Seymour Lucas.
Stock no. 1315739
Published by Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh. circa 1890. Almost very good condition.
A selection of stories, first one being "The Excursion" by E. Nesbit. 16 chromolithograph plates. B/w text illustrations throughout. 88 pages. Cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing 4 children by the fire. Spine bumped and grubby/spotted. Corners worn, covers edge rubbed. Rear cover (white) is grubby. Front joint is partly cracked. One page has been creased at inner margin causing a slightly ragged edge at bottom (binding error). Foxing and some fingering to contents. Some hinges just starting to crack.
THE MERRY LAUGHTER BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by M.A. Peart; Honor C. Appleton; Rosa C. Petherick; Elsie Blomfield; Peter Fraser; et al..
Stock no. 1315737
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa 1927. Very good condition.
An anthology of short stories. Large format. Cloth spine, pictorial front board showing boy and girl on a swing. 8 full-page colour illustrations, b/w text illustrations throughout. First story is "The Knight and the Dragon" (told in rhyme). Spine bumped, corners worn. Covers are slightly grubby with a few small ink spots to rear cover. Gold address label to top margin of front pastedown (which is also the frontis - but it is in the margin so picture not affected). Prize plate neatly inserted at inner margin of title-page. Grubby fingermarks and pale page browning to contents. Neat list of illustrator names written in pencil to verso of title-page.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1315735
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1895. Very good condition.
No. 10. An anthology of stories and rhymes. Cloth spine, pictorial front board shows boy and girl with baskets of yellow flowers (boy is leading dog who is carrying basket!). Mounted colour frontis plate. B/w and two-tone illustrations throughout. First rhyme is "A Little Song". Spine bumped. Corners a bit worn. Rear cover is slightly browned with a couple of tiny patches of surface paper damage to centre. Contents are browned but otherwise clean.
THE JENNY WREN STORY BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell; H.M. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 1405196
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. circa 1928. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. 2 colour plates by Lucie Attwell, B/w text illustrations by various artists. First story is "The Sick Doll's diary". 9.75" x 7". Spine bumped and rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. Board edges rubbed. Scratch marks to front board. Rear board rubbed and a bit grubby. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis which has a small margin tear. light browning to endpapers. A little foxing and some fingering. Colouring to one full page illustration and another has a small amount of colouring.
A GIRL'S GARDEN
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Angela Brazil; Alice Massie; Estrith E. Mansfield; et al. Illustrated by Francis E. Hiley; Charles Robinson; T.H. Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 1405195
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. Slightly better than good condition.
Cloth spine. Pictorial front covers. Colour plates including frontis. and b/w illustrations. Contains Angela Brazil story - 'The Prefect of the Third Form'. First story is 'Aurora's Ride' by Mansfield. 9" x 7". Spine bumped and rubbed. Corners bumped and worn. Boards rubbed and scuffed with some surface paper damage. Front joint cracked and a couple of hinges pulled. Two names and a date in 'belongs to' box. Names at top of title page. Browning to endpapers. Foxing particularly to prelims and page edges. Contents otherwise generally clean.
HAPPY HOLIDAY STORIES
No author listed.
Stock no. 1208369
Published by Juvenile Productions Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Stories for girls. Large format. Pictorial boards showing girls with caravan. First story Heroine Helen. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Spine browned with slight loss of picture at top and tail. Corners worn. Small Christmas sticker on front pastedown. To/From box completed. Small edge-tear to top of frontis. Pages lightly browned else clean.
THRILLS OF THE SKYWAYS
No author listed.
Stock no. 1208366
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Circa 1936. Very good condition.
A collection of short stories. Pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. Colour frontis, b/w plates and illustrations. 124 pages. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Corners worn. Rear cover scuffed. Front cover bright and clean. Pages lightly browned else clean.
THE SILVER SHIP
Written by Cynthia Asquith; Angela Thirkell; Flora Klickmann; et al. Illustrated by A.H. Watson; H.M. Brock; A.K. MacDonald; et al..
Stock no. 1811946
Published by Putnam. 1st 1932. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
New Stories, Poems & Pictures for Children collected by Asquith. Large format. Light blue cloth, green titles. Colour plates, black and white illustrations. Rear board damp mottled and top of rear edge nibbled. Name in belongs to box. Damp staining to vertical margin of last few pages and pastedown. A few grubby marks to contents. Dustwrapper is heavily dampstained to rear panel and grubby to front panel with some slight loss at edges.
FROM STORY TO STORY
No author listed.
Stock no. 1315689
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows children with a lantern on a wall looking out to sea. First story is "Somebody's Washing". Colour frontis. B/w and two-tone illustrations throughout. 96 pages. Spine and corners bumped, covers edge rubbed. Some slight scuffing to front cover. Endpapers browned, light page browning throughout.
OUR BOYS' STORY BOOK
Written by D.H. Parry; L.L. Weedon; George Manville Fenn; Arthur Lee Knight; et al.
Stock no. 1208227
Published by Nister & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1915. Very good condition.
Blue cloth spine, pictorial front board showing man on elephant aiming gun at a tiger. First story is "A Close Shave". 4 colour plates, b/w text illustrations. 144 pages. All plates present. Edges and corners slightly worn. Rear cover grubby. Pages browned. Page 61 and 107 coloured in.
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.
MERRY LITTLE SKATERS
No author listed.
Stock no. 1315565
Published by Ernest Nister. circa 1904. Very good condition.
No. 155. Cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing children ice-skating. Colour frontis. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Scuffing to rear cover. Large but neat prize inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents lightly browned but otherwise clean.