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THE TALE OF THE TALES
Written by Beatrix Potter; Rumer Godden. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2129871
Published by Frederick Warne. 1st 1971. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The behind-scenes story of Tales of Beatrix Potter, the ballet film. Large format. Brown Boards with gilt title to spine and vignette of frog to front cover. Colour and b/w illustrations by Beatrix Potter and pictures from the film. ISBN: 0723214212. Couple of small knocks to cover edges. Name in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning. 3" closed tear to rear panel of wrapper; a few chips and nicks at corners.

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DANCER'S LUCK
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 2129653
Published by The Children's Book Club. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Pale yellow boards with black title to spine. B/w illustrations. Bumping along cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with some scuffing; a few edge-tears and chips; some repaired to verso; a few small nicks/chips of loss.

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SWAN FEATHER
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1317648
Published by Girls Gone By. 1st thus 2006. Fine condition.

The tenth book in the Sadlers Wells series, first published in 1958. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations. 212 pages. ISBN: 1904417841.

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DANCER ON HOLIDAY
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1208797
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A broken ankle gives Annette Dancy an unexpected holiday at home in the lovely old peel tower where he family lives. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis and a couple of colour and b/w plates. Spine very slightly bumped. Light brown stain to lower corners of pages else a near fine copy. Wrapper, price-cut by publisher, has light brown stain at front corners, a closed tear repaired on verso and is rubbed at edges.

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VERONICA AT THE WELLS
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Stock no. 1405832
Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1956. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 210 pages. A sequel to A Dream of Sadler's Wells. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded. Foxing mainly to endpapers and prelims. Text block edges a little grubby. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tears. Loss to top of rear panel which is partially covered by white label to verso. Two other white labels cover tears on verso. Spine is browned and rear panel is grubby. New price label to front flap. Foxing to flaps which is more visible on verso

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DANCER IN DANGER
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1404338
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, black title to spine. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Spine bumped and a little faded. Front joint beginning to crack. Some foxing mostly to page edges. Contents, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is clipped just below the price. Edgeworn with creasing to the top of the front panel. Small tears to top and bottom of spine are repaired with clear tape on veros. Spine is browned. Light foxing to panels.

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ROSANNA JOINS THE WELLS
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Eve Guthrie.
Stock no. 2117240
Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1957. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Navy blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 189 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; closed tear to one edge.

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DRESS REHEARSAL
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 1404224
Published by White Lion Publishers Limited. 1st thus 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Nona Browning is physically handicapped. Brought up in an orphanage where she is given dancing lessons to strengthen her body she finds she has an aptitude for ballet but doesn't think she will ever be strong enough to make a career as a dancer. ISBN: 0856861154. Spine and corners a little bumped. A few foxspots mainly to page edges otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edgeworn. Spine is faded.

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THE SECRET DANCER
Written by Mabel Esther Allan. Illustrated by Juliet Mozley.
Stock no. 1314751
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Two things make Mandelina happy - the Russian dances her father taught her, and what she and her friend Alice call 'the ballet dream'... Blue boards, metallic blue title to spine and vignette to front cover. 133 pages. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0460058231. SIGNED by the author to front endpaper. Spine and corners bumped. A few foxspots to textblock. Slight evidence of erased pencil writing to front endpaper. Dustwrapper is just a little edge rubbed and has a couple of tiny holes to rear spine edge.

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PIROUETTE
Written by Susan Scarlett; Noel Streatfeild.
Stock no. 1404203
Published by Greyladies. 1st thus 2009. Fine condition.

Susan Scarlett is the pen name for Noel Streatfeild. Judith Nell is torn between the demanding discipline of ballet and the love of a good man. Yellow pictorial cardwraps. 249 pages. ISBN: 9780955941375. A lovely copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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DRINA DANCES AGAIN
Written by Jean Estoril; Mabel Esther Allan.
Stock no. 1314724
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1960. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Mabel Esther Allan writing as Jean Estoril. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine and embossed vignette to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers and colour frontis by Eve Guthrie. 191 pages. Spine bumped and just a little faded at base. A few very small old tape marks to endpapers otherwise contents are fine. Pictorial wrapper (photographic design by Stead Studio) is faded to spine, slightly worn at top of spine with a light crease at spine edge of rear panel, original printed price has been covered with a 'new' price sticker.

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DANCING PEEL
Written by Lorna Hill. Illustrated by Esme Verity.
Stock no. 2116046
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Light brown cloth, gilt title to spine. A story about dancing, riding and people who were so different they thought they must detest each other... SIGNED by author 'Best Wishes' to title page. Spine is lightly bumped. Small splash mark to top of front cover. White name and address label of previous owner to front pastedown. Wrapper is price-cut with light edge-creasing. Nice copy of an early reprint with the added bonus of the authors signature!

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