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THE ADVENTURES OF DUDLEY AND GILDEROY
Written by Marion B. Cothren; Algernon Blackwood. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky.
Stock no. 2138746
Published by Faber & Faber Ltd.. 1st 1941. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Adapted from Algernon Blackwoods story. Yellow cloth with blue titles and vignette. B/w text illustrations to contents. 35 pages. Some browning to spine and edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut and very faded to edges; some grubby marks; edge-tears and nicks; foxing in places; some loss to top and tail of wrapper spine.

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LOUIS WAIN'S ANNUAL
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2138094
Published by Anthony Treherne & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1901. Good condition.

Edited by Stanhope Sprigg. The first Louis Wain annual. Pictorial paperwraps depict black cat with white paws positioned between two floral displays watching a trio of mice and skipping rope. Many b/w illustrations of anthropomorphic cats in Wain's comical style. 2nd edition of the 1st annual. Original spine is MISSING; has been rebacked with original front and rear covers laid onto new spine. Many tape mark repairs to edges of both covers; foxed and creased with some chipping and pieces of loss. However, contents are generally still very good, especially for this age; some foxing/browning.

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TOM PUSS AT THE PANTO
Written by Marten Toonder. Illustrated by Marten Toonder.
Stock no. 2138088
Published by Birn Brothers Ltd.. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth spine, pictorial boards. Full-page and text illustrations in colour throughout. A book of short stories featuring Tom Puss, his friends and pantomime characters. Spine is browned. Wear and scuffing to covers, especially at edges. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Some grubby margin marks and browning.

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BIMBO AND TOPSY
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Lucy Gee.
Stock no. 2138008
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1st 1943. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading and dark brown patches to top and tail of spine. Foxing and browning to varying degrees throughout. Wrapper has bottom corner of front flap cut off; foxed with some other marks and wear; tears and chips to top and tail of spine; some tape repairs to verso; a bit of loss.

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PUSS IN BOOTS
No author listed. Illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta.
Stock no. 2137349
Published by Murray's Children's Books. 1978. Very good condition.

An all-action treasure hour pop-up book. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Six wonderful pop-ups, some with moving tabs. Last pull tab is weak/broken - a few small closed tears at edges - still works, with care! Rest of pop-ups/moveables very good.

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THE SECRET HARBOUR
Written by Sam Smith. Illustrated by Sam Smith.
Stock no. 1322752
Published by Ernest Benn Limited. 1st 1975. Very good condition.

'A Very Nice Book about Boats Introducing the Crew Cats'. Nobody loves old boats - except the Crew Cats. They take them to the Secret Harbour where they are looked after and start their lives again... Oblong format. Blue pictorial boards, colour illustrations. ISBN: 0510225020. Spine slightly bumped, corners slightly rubbed. Small ink (blue biro) marks to first few pages else contents clean.

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THE BOOK OF CATS
No author listed.
Stock no. 2137115
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. Untearable book. Spine appears chipped away. Wear to cover edges. Corner creasing to covers. Page browning; some light foxing.

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THE LAUGHING KITTEN
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Paul Kaye.
Stock no. 2137024
Published by The Harvill Press. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A charming story of two mischievous kittens, illustrated by b/w photos. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 8.25 x 5.5". Unpaginated. Fade mark to top of front cover. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is torn and creased with some chips of loss.

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MORE CHURCH MICE CHRONICLES
Written by Graham Oakley. Illustrated by Graham Oakley.
Stock no. 1322729
Published by Macmillan Children's Books. 1st thus 1990. Very good condition.

A collection of three books including; The Church Mice Spread Their Wings, The Church Mice Adrift, and The Church Mice at Bay. Oblong format, glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0333516451. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Contents fine.

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THE SHIP'S CAT
Written by Richard Adams. Illustrated by Alan Aldridge.
Stock no. 1322713
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1977. Very good condition.

The Adventures and Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on The Spanish Maine. Narrated in verses with 'Divers Cunning and Fantastical' full colour pictures. Glazed pictorial boards. Large format. ISBN: 0224014412. Slight bumping to spine and corners, light scuffing to covers. Dent to edge of rear cover. Some slight surface paper damage to corners of endpapers (front and rear). A few foxspots but contents generally clean.

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A DARK, DARK TALE
Written by Ruth Brown. Illustrated by Ruth Brown.
Stock no. 1322711
Published by Andersen Press. 1985. Very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Minimal text. The story of cat and a mouse. ISBN: 0862640016. Some slight bumping to spine. Inscription in ink and a name plate to front pastedown. Contents fine.

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FUN WITH MRS THUMB
Written by Jan Mark. Illustrated by Nicola Bayley.
Stock no. 1322412
Published by Walker Books. 1st 1993. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Mrs. Thumb is a genteel wooden doll living quietly in her doll's house when one day, the cat comes to play... Text in rhyme. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0744525349. Spine of dustwrapper is sunned.

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