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THE BADGERS OF PUNCHBOWL FARM
Written by Monica Edwards.
Stock no. 1319353
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1966. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of two and a half years in which the author tried to get to know and ultimately photograph the badgers on her farm. The author's cats went badger watching with her, however carefully she tried to leave them at home. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 160 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Some foxing and page browning to contents. Dustwrapper is edge worn and a little grubby.

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THE VALLEY AND THE FARM
Written by Monica Edwards.
Stock no. 1319352
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The lives of the people and animals of Punch Bowl Farm and its Wild Valley. Dark blue boards with silver titles to spine. 141 pages. Delightful b/w photos throughout. ISBN: 0718108396. Ex-Lib with cancelled library stamps etc. Old tape marks to pastedowns where dustwrapper was held in place. Some page browning. Slight rubbing to dustwrapper edges.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) AND THE WATER CATS
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 1319319
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1972. Almost very good condition.

Green pictorial glazed boards with white title to spine. Colour lithograph illustrations. 32 pages. 10.75" x 8". What happens when Orlando and his family go to visit their cousins the Water Cats in France. ISBN: 0224006622. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn, spine slightly faded. Barcode label to rear cover. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Some light foxing to page margins/textblock. Generally contents clean.

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PIT-A-PAT
No author listed. Illustrated by Florence Sarah Winship.
Stock no. 1319233
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Good condition.

A shaped book with pictorial cardwraps and front and rear covers have felt to them (for fur of Pitapat the tabby cat). 10 pages, each with a colour illustration and text. Covers worn and a little grubby. Staples rusty. Some light marks to pages.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) AND THE WATER CATS
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 1319223
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1972. Very good condition.

Green pictorial glazed boards with white title to spine. Colour lithograph illustrations. 32 pages. 10.75" x 8". What happens when Orlando and his family go to visit their cousins the Water Cats in France. ISBN: 0224006622. Spine and corners bumped, spine faded. Some grubby marks to covers and remains of a barcode label to rear cover. Name in ink to front pastedown. Pale damp(?) stain to lower edges of pages, only affects 2mm (no text or illustrations affected).

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FULL OF FUN
Written by Clifton Bingham. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2132546
Published by Scott & Sleeman. Good condition.

Pictorial boards, blue cloth spine. Front board shows cat at a writing desk with 3 kittens behind. Colour mounted frontis plate, two dogs playing at the sea-side. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats! 87 pages. 10 x 8". Spine has faded to brown, with some other marks; appears to have been repaired to top and tail at some point. Heavy scuffing and surface paper damage to covers. Corners are bumped and very worn. Joint/hinge between title page and frontis is cracked, showing stitching and webbing. Foxing and browning to pages throughout.

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SMOKE AND FLUFF
Written by W. Perring; A.J. Macgregor. Illustrated by A.J. Macgregor.
Stock no. 1318604
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. 7th 1949. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Ladybird series 401. Pale blue boards with square pictorial onlay to front and titles. B/w illustration to endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped, some browning to cover edges. Split to lower 1" of rear edge of spine and some water(?) damage to lower edges of rear cover. Endpapers browned. Some foxing and grubby fingermarks to contents. Price-cut wrapper is worn, torn and creased. Some pulling of hinges causing contents to be slightly loose.

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THE CAT'S PURR
Written by Ashley Bryan. Illustrated by Ashley Bryan.
Stock no. 2131661
Published by Atheneum. Circa 1985. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

American Edition. Green cloth covered boards, titles to spine and front cover. Line drawings throughout. ISBN: 0689310862. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner on half-title page. 3rd printing. Names in ink to front endpaper on both sides. Wrapper has loss to base of spine; damp mark to rear panel, which also goes across some outer page edges. Wrapper also has some tears.

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MISS EMMA OF DUSTBIN ALLEY
Written by Isobel St. Vincent. Illustrated by Helen Haywood.
Stock no. 2131640
Published by Hutchinson's Books for Young People. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Miss Emma was a maiden lady cat who had made a delightful home for herself in a dustbin. Pale blue boards, red titles. Colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 80 pages. Presentation plate, inscription in ink, tape marks and tear to front endpaper. Surface paper lifting to front pastedown, where it appears something has been removed. Tape and other marks to rear endpaper/pastedown. Some foxing. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; some loss; foxed with grubby marks.

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5 PUSSY CATS
No author listed.
Stock no. 1318178
Published by Young World Productions. Good condition.

Large, oblong spiral bound shaped book. Each leaf gets larger. Spiral binding is slightly damaged. Pages are slightly grubby from fingermarks and also slightly worn at corner tips.

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THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2131310
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1951. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Beige boards, red titles. Colour illustrations. Circular pictorial onlay. 52 pages. Colour illustrations. 5" x 4.25". Inscription in ink to half-title page. Wrapper has grubby marks; a few small closed tears and creasing.

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THE BONZOOLOO BOOK
Written by G.E. Studdy. Illustrated by G.E. Studdy.
Stock no. 2131238
Published by Partridge. Circa 1930. Fair condition.

Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows cat and dog laughing! Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Only a working copy! SOLD WITH ALL FAULTS. Scuffing and creasing to covers; loss to onlay on front. Grubby marks to covers. Binding is weak; some pages are partially detached. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. 10 plates - 1 is torn, with loss, 1 has been coloured in. Foxing and margin marks. Some page margin tears.

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