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THE SORROWFUL ENDING OF NOODLEDOO WITH THE FORTUNES AND FATE OF HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
Written by Charles H. Bennett. Illustrated by Charles H. Bennett.
Stock no. 1201598
Published by Sampson Low, Son & Marston. 1st 1865. Almost very good condition.
16 short stories about farmyard animals; Noodledoo the hen who complained her eggs were taken away each morning, Too-Weak the piglet who wouldn't go grubbing, Goosey who was always late, and many more. Each story is accompanied by a pretty and detailed handcoloured plate. Dark red embossed cloth with gilt title and vignette to front cover. 38 pages + 2 page booklist. The book has been restored with new red endpapers. Spine covering torn at top and tail. Corners bumped and worn. Covers bright and clean. A few small marks to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to verso of first plate with has a few small edge-tears, most repaired. Some foxing to contents but plates still bright. A very nice copy of a rare book.
'To all merry good-tempered, and well-behaved children, who are of course fond of Fairy Tales and to all grown-up people who are not stiff and starched...' Green cloth, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover with embossed borders. Stories of elves, princesses, dwarfs and fairies. B/w chapter head and tail pieces. Spine and corners a little bumped, corners slightly worn. Small nick to lower edge of front cover. Small split to spine rear edge. Covers clean with gilt still bright. Attractive pictorial bookplate of Dora Allison on front pastedown. Inscription in ink on front endpaper dated December 1869. Some light creasing to pages but contents clean. A bright copy of a scarce early fairy tale book.
Cloth spine. White boards. 30 pages. 4 full-page colour illustrations. Corners worn. Covers grubby, name in ink to top edge of front cover and a few small ink spots. Neat writing in ink to top margin of half title-page. Some light foxing and page browning and some light fingering to pages but generally a clean copy.
RIVER LEGENDS OR FATHER THAMES AND FATHER RHINE
Written by Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen. Illustrated by Gustave Dore.
Stock no. 1301508
Published by Daldy, Isbister & Co.. 1st 1875. Almost very good condition.
Attractive brown decorated cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Brown endpapers. 4 full-page b/w illustrations plus numerous text illustrations. 253 pages. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Some light fading/browning to spine. Front joint cracked. Light foxing and a few fingermarks else contents clean.
Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Full page colour illustrations plus two-tone pictures. 8 pages. Untearable book. Spine lightly rubbed with a little surface paper wear. Covers have a few minor marks but essentially nice and bright. Contents lovely and bright.
Pink cloth with elaborate gilt decorations. B/w frontis by Cruikshank. Believed to be the last book illustrated by him. The Rose And The Lily, How They Became the Emblems of England and France. A Fairy Tale. 62 pages + 36 page booklist dated October 1876. Top of spine chipped with loss. Spine browned and bumped and base. Small mark to front cover. Some page edges ragged from uneven opening.
Four children who set off, at the invitation of the King, to join their parents in the land beyond the Blue Mountains. On the way they meet various characters, both good and bad, such as Mrs. Discipline and her father Mr. Penalty, Fungus the Ferryman, Mrs. Steadfast, Mrs. Modesty and Charity the guide. An allegorical tale reminiscent of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Green and blue pictorial cloth, gilt title blocks to front cover and spine. 6 full page b/w engravings plus chapter head and tailpieces. 191 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Front endpaper browned. Small price label 'awarded in connection with Chums Empire Map Scheme' on front pastedown. Small foxspots to endpapers and half-title page otherwise the contents are beautifully clean and bright with all plates present. A super copy of this title, exceptionally rare in first edition.
THE PHYNODDERREE AND OTHER LEGENDS OF THE ISLE OF MAN
Written by Edward Callow. Illustrated by W.J. Watson.
Stock no. 1201373
Published by J. Dean And Son. 1st 1882. Very good condition.
Brown decorative cloth, gilt titles and gilt vignette to front cover. Numerous b/w illustrations. xii + 115 + errata + 12 page booklist. A few scattered foxspots to prelims. Corners lightly rubbed. A bright copy.
Small format. Green pictorial cloth. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Book: book plate to front pastedown. Corners bumped and rubbed.
Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Full page colour illustrations plus two-tone pictures. 8 pages. Untearable book. Spine a little torn. Corners rubbed. Pages slightly crinkled. A nice example of an early untearable book.
Translated from the french by M. Lewis, H.T. Ryde and C. Kenney. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine and blind stamped decorations. Pale yellow endpapers. 562 pages. B/w fronis portrait of the author. Spine and corners worn. Covers lightly rubbed. Grubby marks to some page margins throughout and some light foxing. There is a musty smell to contents (as usual with books this old!). A decent copy of a scarce book.
A round of tales for young and old. Purple cloth with gilt titles and decorative borders. 290 pages, all edges gilt. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Spine faded and rear cover just lightly spotted. Front joint is cracked and a couple of hinges also cracked. Light foxing throughout. A few marks to page margins but contents are generally clean.