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ROBINSON CRUSOE, THE CLEVER CATS, & C.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1320522
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. Circa 1880. Almost very good condition.

Coloured picture book for the nursery. 11.5 x 8.5". Blue decorated cloth. 16 colour illustrations. Printed one side on untearable paper. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Light damp stain to top 2" of rear cover. Endpapers browned. New front free-endpaper. Foxing and some grubby fingering, showing mainly on unprinted sides of pages. Small ink mark to one page (unprinted).

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LOUIS WAIN'S PAINTING BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1320521
Circa 1912. Good condition.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover shows a long-haired grey cat. 4 colour plates mounted on grey paper (2 cats, 2 dogs). B/w illustrations throughout, including many cats. Covers are grubby and worn., some surface paper loss to rear edge of spine. Some loss to pictorial onlay. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some damage at both joints where spine has been profesionally relaid? Title-page is missing. Book opens after free-endpaper to frontis and then "Greedy".

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ROBIN HOOD AND THE MEN OF THE GREENWOOD
Written by Henry Gilbert. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Stock no. 1320520
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack. 1st 1912. Very good condition.

Green cloth with lovely gilt titles and decorations. Decorated endpapers. 16 colour plates. 360 pages, top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped with slight wear. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers partly browned. Foxing to contents.

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IN NURSERYLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN
Written by Sheila E. Braine; Grace C. Floyd. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1320519
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Circa 1927. Good condition.

Father Tuck's Golden Gift series. Green cloth spine with black title, pictorial boards. Two-tone illustrations throughout. Colour frontis of Mother Goose. The illustrations feature cats throughout. Spine bumped. Corners worn. Edges rubbed. Covers lightly marked. Prize plate to front pastedown. Front joint is cracked. Foxing and browning to endpapers. Grubby fingermarks throughout. Title-page has been defaced with blue biro, some of which has been erased.

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ANIMAL PLAYTIME
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry B. Neilson; J.A. Shepherd; et al..
Stock no. 1320518
Published by James Clarke & Co.. 1st 1908. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards. Front cover shows Fox with cockrel. B/w illustrations throughout. Some cats by Wain. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front cover illustration is still bright. Some slight chipping of paper covering to spine. Small binding error of crease in paper to rear cover. Inscription in ink to verso of title-page (dated 1909) and one name crossed out and replaced with another. Some slight foxing and fingering to contents. Light tobacco smell to contents.

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BONFIRES AND BROOMSTICKS
Written by Mary Norton. Illustrated by Mary Adshead.
Stock no. 1320517
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1947. Good condition.

Mary Norton's second book following "The Magic Bed-Knob" which was the inspiration for Disney's "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". More exciting adventures for the children who with a backwards twist of the magic bed-knob were able to fly into the Past. Blue cloth. Yellow pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. 119 pages. 8.5 x 5.5". Covers are a bit faded at edgeds, marked and bumped at corners. Foxing, mark to edge of textblock.

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
Written by Mark Twain; Colin Ward. Illustrated by Harry Brockway.
Stock no. 1320511
Published by Folio Society. 1993. Nearly fine condition.

Black spine with silver title. Black decorated boards. Introduction by Colin Ward. Wood engravings. Minimal rubbing to corners. Contained in publisher's green slipcase which is slightly grubby.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2013
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Enid Ash; Stuart Trotter; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1320501
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2013. Nearly fine condition.

Cover shows a scene from "Rupert and the Go-Kart Race" - the new story by Stuart Trotter. Annual no. 78. ISBN: 9781405267656. Minimal rubbing at top of spine. Some very faint evidence of pencil erasure to front free-endpaper.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2014
Written by Stuart Trotter. Illustrated by Stuart Trotter; Alex Cubie; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1320500
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2014. Very good condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert carrying a lantern through the snow. Contains stories and activities from the 1978, 1980, 2001, 1982 annuals. Includes stories by Stuart Trotter and new illustrations. ISBN: 9781405272087. Title-page is creased. Minimal rubbing to top of spine.

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WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 1320499
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 6th 1924. Almost very good condition.

The first in the Milne Pooh quartet in which we meet Winnie-The-Pooh for the first time in the Teddy Bear, poem 'A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise...' Delightful rhymes and illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignettes to front cover. Cream pictorial endpapers. B/w text illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn, small dents to lower edges of covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Some hinges cracked. Light fingermarks to page margins and one page (18) has a small ink stain to lower margin.

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THE STAFFORDSHIRE TERROR
Written by Patricia Beatty.
Stock no. 2134298
Published by William Morrow & Company. 1st USA 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A gripping novel, set in present day California, involves a girl's love for her pet and the netherworld of fighting dogs for sport. Blue boards, black title to spine. American edition. ISBN: 0688222013. Pale foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper has a few tiny edge-chips.

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RIP VAN WINKLE
Written by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320489
Published by Peter Hansens Forlag. 1st 1905. Very good condition.

Text in Danish. Large format, green cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Each of the 51 tipped-in colour plates are mounted on a separate sheet of heavy brown paper with captioned tissue guards. Except for the frontis, the plates are all bound together after the text. This is copy NO. 180 with prineted signature of Arthur Rackham. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly edge rubbed. Ink writing to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Browning to contents.

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