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MEDIEVAL LIBRARIES OF GREAT BRITAIN A LIST OF SURVIVING BOOKS
Written by N.R. Ker.
Stock no. 2132612
Published by The Royal Historical Society. 1964. Very good condition.
Red cloth, gilt titles. xxxii + 424 pages. 2nd edition. Bumping to spine and a couple of cover edges.
Card wraps. Colour and b/w illustrations and photographs throughout. This is the first major book to be published about the life and works of Jessie M. King, who is one of the most important illustrators of the 20th century. Includes a detailed list of bibliographical information. Large format. ISBN: 086241363X. Vertical crease down front cover, just over 1" from cover edge. Pale page edge browning, but contents are sill excellent!
An Illustrated Bibliography. Including previously uncollected writings of Richmal Crompton and many uncollected Illustrations by Thomas Henry. Large format. Red cardwraps with colour pictorial onlay to front. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 095214820X. SIGNED by the author to title-page. Spine is slightly faded and there is minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Contnets fine.
THE STUDIO: A BIBLIOGRAPHY THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1893-1943
Written by Bryan Holme.
Stock no. 1818410
Published by Sims & Reed Ltd. 1st 1978. Nearly fine condition.
Green cardwraps. Introduction by Holme. B/w photos. 130 pages. ISBN: 095064630X. Text block slightly browned.
Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 262 pages. The collector of scientific books will particularly value the extended bibliographies which follow each chapter. 4 colour and 56 black and white illustrations. Top edge green. ISBN: 071340728X. Light rubbing to lower edge of boards. A few minor grubby marks to text block. Pencil erasure mark to front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at edges, worn at top & tail of spine.
An introduction to the man behind the work with comments on his technique and achievements. Bibliography at rear. Re-issued with a revised checklist of Rackham's work. Large format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine. Colour tipped-in plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0434353507. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Old price written in biro to top corner of front free-endpaper (crossed out with pencil). Damp stains to lower corners of first 12 pages. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tape repairs and some fading to spine and edges.
An indispensable companion for anyone who has ever read and loved Richmal Crompton's classic stories. Pictorial card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0333620984. Tiny mark to top edge of rear cover.
New Naturalist No. 82. Second Edition. Colour and b/w photos. The behind-the-bookshelf story of the New Naturalist Library. With bibliography. ISBN: 0007197160. Foxing to top edge of outer page edges. Some edge creasing to wrapper.
New Naturalist No. 82, 50 years edition. Colour and b/w photos. The behind-the-bookshelf story of the New Naturalist Library. With bibliography. ISBN: 000219998X. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper with '50 years' celebratory sticker to front panel is slightly faded to spine (as is usual with this series).
EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Written by Eric Quayle.
Stock no. 2125802
Published by David & Charles; Barnes & Noble Books. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
An important reference work covering over 400 years of children's literature. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Green cloth with gilt titles top spine. 256 pages. ISBN: 0715383078. Bumping to base of spine. Wrapper is faded to spine and a couple of edges.
The history of the artwork of the dustwrappers, describing the frantic workings behind the seemingly serene collection of illustrations that have shaped Britain's most iconic natural history series. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Blue endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. ix and 310 pages including index. ISBN: 9780007284719. Second printing.
PAGES AND PICTURES FROM FORGOTTEN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Written by Andrew W. Tuer.
Stock no. 2125204
Published by Leadenhall Prefs. Ltd.. 1899. Very good condition.
Title to spine and front cover is 'Forgotten Children's Books'. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 400 b/w illustrations to text. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 510 pages + booklist to rear. Chipping and a little splitting to along top and tail of spine, which is also a bit browned. Bumping and wear to corners. Name in ink to front pastedown. Some foxing.