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Written by Judy Allen; Jeanne Griffiths.
Stock no. 1506565
Published by Orbis Publishing. 1st 1979. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

This illustrated history of the dragon includes stories, quotations, speculations and tentative suggestions which show the dragon through the differing interpretations from ancient Greece to Mexico, from Hinduism to the pagan cults, in classical art and stonemasonry. Black matt boards with silver titles to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations. 128 pages. A little surface paper damage to top corner of rear cover. Browning to edges of endpapers. Light foxing to text block. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a tear to top of rear panel by spine.

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Written by Caroline Downey. Illustrated by Caroline Downey.
Stock no. 1405664
Published by Caroline Downey. 1st 2006. Very good condition.

Proper Dragon Tales No. 1 Pictorial cardwraps. Square format. Colour illustrations. 8.25" x 8.25". ISBN: 095536180X. SIGNED by author to title page. Spine and corners a little worn. Crease to middle of rear cover. Contents bright and clean.

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Written by S. Rosamond Praeger. Illustrated by S. Rosamond Praeger.
Stock no. 1505424
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1897. Almost very good condition.

Large oblong format. Red cloth spine, pink pictorial boards. Delightful colour illustrations every page of the three Babes and the Dragon. Spine bumped, worn and slightly faded. Wear to corners and cover edges. Covers unevenly faded and slightly grubby. Tiny bookseller's label to front pastedown. A couple of hinges starting to crack. Top edge of title page is slightly ragged. Inscription to verso of creased front endpaper. Tears repaired on 4 pages, one of which was approx. 4". A few marks to contents but generally clean.

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Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer; Percy G. Griggs. Illustrated by Edward Lander.
Stock no. 1504474
Published by John Langdon Limited. Almost very good condition.

Card wraps, pictorial front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Orange, green, black and white illustrations. SIGNED by Elinor Brent-Dyer. Book is from The Margaret Roper School which was opened by Brent-Dyer. School name, class and pupil name written on verso of front endpaper above Brent-Dyer signature. Backstrip is cracked, possibly has been glued, very slight loss to top of spine. Covers are slightly edge worn with a few small marks. A few pen lines to illustrations on endpapers. A few corner creases. Contents very good.

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Written by Warren Lee Cohen. Illustrated by John M. Ssebulime.
Stock no. 2116716
Published by Temple Lodge Publishing. 1st 2005. Very good condition.

On the day of the Fall Harvest Feast, the baker's old cart collapses and fall into the moat, turning his flour and yeast into a doughy mess. How is the royal feast to be saved? Told in rhyme. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1902636708. SIGNED by author to front endpaper. Bumping to a couple of cover edges; wear to corners. Glue marks down joints at front and rear, else contents are excellent!

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Written by Patricia Drew. Illustrated by Patricia Drew.
Stock no. 1810296
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1976. Very good condition.

The dream dragon goes off in search of a friend. Oblong format. Glazed boards. Two-tone illustrations. ISBN: 0701150866. Corners lightly rubbed. Contents clean.

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Written by Logi Southby. Illustrated by Logi Southby.
Stock no. 1314095
Published by Rich & Cowan Ltd.. 1st 1934. Very good condition.

Very large, heavy format (12.25 x 9.75"). 265 pages. 10 colour plates (printed on brown paper) plus colour illustrations at the beginning and end of each chapter. Inside the book the publisher is listed as The Griffon Press Ltd. An extra set of the 10 colour plates are contained in an envelope at the back of the book. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Some light scuff(?) marks to covers. Light foxing to contents else contents clean. Only 4 of the 10 plates remain in the envelope at the back of the book.

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Written by Peter Patterson. Illustrated by Johannes Steuck.
Stock no. 1809621
Published by The Hawthorn Press. 1st 1992. Nearly fine condition.

An adventure story, a magical tale, a fantasy and a metaphor for life. Cardwraps. B/w chapter footers. ISBN: 1869890434. Corners lightly rubbed. Text block slightly grubby. Contents fine.

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Written by Irene Elmer. Illustrated by Ruth Van Sciver.
Stock no. 1402689
Published by Abingdon Press. circa 1964. Very good condition.

Porridge, the horse, has been retired and is bored. He persuades the gray barn cat to tell him a story. Oblong format. Blue boards with silver titles to front and spine. Colour and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. A few marks to the covers. Front endpaper is heavily creased with a tear. Couple of small marks otherwise contents are clean.

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Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Michael Hague.
Stock no. 1312776
Published by Holt Rinehart & Winston. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition.

Limited edition of 350 copies containing a reproduction of a specially commissioned pen and ink drawing. Brown cloth spine, green cloth covers. Lovely colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0030641626. SIGNED by the artist to limitation page, this is copy no. 349. Contents fine. There is a small mark to top of rear cover. Contained in original brown slipcase and also original cardboard box (which is very slightly grubby/worn). A lovely copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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Written by S. Lyle Cummins. Illustrated by G.L. Stampa.
Stock no. 1402363
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1922. Slightly better than good condition.

Small format. Grey boards. Colour pictorial onlay to front. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 2 plays for children. Spine and corners bumped. Couple of marks to boards. Small ink marks to top of textblock. Endpapers are browned. Names written in pencil by Dramatis Personae to first play. First few pages are creased on inner margin. Foxing mainly to page edges. Some pencil marks to text. Biro line next to inner margin on one page.

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Written by Max Beerbohm. Illustrated by Max Beerbohm.
Stock no. 2112997
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth spine with gilt title, grey paper boards. 111 pages. Colour frontis. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers are unevenly browned, with some other marks and a bit of scuffing. Foxing to outer page edges.

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