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IN WHEELABOUT AND COCKALONE
Written by Grace Rhys. Illustrated by Margaret Tarrant; Megan Rhys.
Stock no. 1327694
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1919. Very good condition.

Green cloth, black title and vignette to spine and large colour onlay to front cover (illus Tarrant). 4 colour plates featuring fairies by Tarrant. B/w text illustrations by Rhys. 238 pages, edges untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped. Small imperfection in cloth to rear cover. Prize plate to front pastedown. Foxing else contents clean.

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A BOOK OF RHYMES FOR YOUNG READERS
Written by Florence Harrison; Jessie Pope; et al. Illustrated by Florence Harrison; Nina K. Brisley; Helen Jacobs; et al..
Stock no. 1327691
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition.

Orange cloth,black titles to spine. 4 colour plates including 2 by Harrison (one with fairies!), numerous b/w illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Front free-endpaper neatly removed. Foxing else contents clean.

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FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE AUTUMN
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1827834
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown paperboards with chequerboard design and colour pictorial onlay. Exquisite colour plates. Spine lightly browned. Contents and plate margins also browned. Hinges are lightly pulled but the binding is tight. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few minor closed tears (no loss) and is just a little grubby.

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FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE AUTUMN
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1326741
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown paperboards with chequerboard design and colour pictorial onlay. Exquisite colour plates. Minimal bumping to spine. Light foxing to front endpapers and to textblock. Dustwrapper (price 2/6) is lightly foxed and has a couple of very small edge tears. Last title listed on rear panel is A Little Picture Hymn Book.

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FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1326737
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1930. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Pale brown paper boards with black title and chequerboard design. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers. Beautiful colour pictures. Spine and corners bumped. Slight foxing to spine. Some hinges pulled. Pencil tick marks to the margins of a couple of the plates. Light foxing to contents. Dustwrapper (price 1/6) is edge worn and grubby, last title listed on rear panel is Mrs Bunny's Refugee.

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THE FAIRY WORLD OF IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE
Written by Marcie Muir; Robert Holden.
Stock no. 1827079
Published by A. & C. Black. 1st UK 1986. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

This book tells of Outhwaite's Melbourne background and childhood, of her successful career in Australia and overseas. It also considers her place in the 'Golden Age' of English book illustration. Large format. Green boards with silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0713628340. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed and has a small slit at front spine edge (0.5", no loss).

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THE GREEN FIDDLER
Written by George Kalkar. Illustrated by Louis Moe.
Stock no. 1326352
Published by Thomas De La Rue & Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Large oblong format. Black cloth spine, white pictorial front board. Delightful colour and b/w illustrations featuring fairies. The Green Fiddler is a cricket. Covers grubby, corners worn. Small piece of surface paper torn from rear spine edge. Spine is slightly rubbed. Child's name in ink (and a line below) to front pastedown. Light browning to title-page. Contents clean.

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FLOWER FAIRIES LIBRARY
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1326213
Published by Ted Smart. Circa 1999. Fine condition.

A pictorial slipcase containing 8 Flower Fairy titles: Flower Fairies of the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Trees, Garden, Wayside and A Flower Fairy Alphabet. Each book is 7.75 x 6.25" and has glazed pictorial boards and colour illustrations. Books are fine. Slipcase is bumped at corners and edges.

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TINKER BELL: AN EVOLUTION
Written by Mindy Johnson; John Lasseter. Illustrated by Walt Disney.
Stock no. 1826711
Published by Disney Editions. 1st 2013. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Recounting the progression of Tink's every iteration, as she transitions from play to film to book and back again. A lavish and informative volume that is the ultimate proof that people around the world do believe in fairies. Large format. Green cloth, silver title to spine. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations throughout. Foreword by Lasseter. ISBN: 9781423172017. Minor tape mark to top of boards. Green from full page illustration facing foreword has imprinted at page edges of text page. One or two similar incidences to margins opposite colour illustrations. Top edge of text block has a library 'cancelled' stamp (red over black ink and not messy). Pictorial dustwrapper has a large closed tear to front panel (no loss) repaired to verso with clear tape, and is a little scuffed and grubby.

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THE CRADLE SHIP
Written by Edith Howes. Illustrated by Florence Mary Anderson.
Stock no. 1325911
Published by Cassell & Co. Ltd.. 14th 1939. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth boards with black titles to front and spine. 4 colour plates. 154 pages. 8.5 x 6". Spine and corners bumped, slight fading to top and tail of spine. Some light foxing else contents clean. Dustwrapper is grubby and worn with edge tears and some loss.

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FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1325641
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1936. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Pale brown paper boards with black title and chequerboard design. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers. Beautiful colour pictures. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light page browning else contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn, a little grubby and slightly stained to rear panel. Name and date in ink to top edge of front panel. A nice copy of an early edition.

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THE UNTIDY GNOME
Written by Stella Gibbons. Illustrated by William Townsend.
Stock no. 1324616
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st 1935. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The only children's book by the author of Cold Comfort Farm. Gerda, a little girl who is taken prisoner by the Elves and kept in a cave with an old gnome, is rescued by the princess of the fairies. Beige cloth, red titles and illustration to front cover. 180 pages. Two-colour text illustrations throughout. Spine bumped, some very slight darkening to lower edge of front cover. Name in ink and small embossed booksellers stamp to front free-endpaper. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is browned, chipped and torn to front edge of spine with loss at top and tail of spine. There are splash marks to spine of wrapper. A nice copy of a very scarce children's book. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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