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FAIRIES AT WORK AND AT PLAY
Written by Geoffrey Hodson.
Stock no. 1823894
Published by The Theosophical Publishing House Ltd.. 1st 1925. Very good condition.

As observed by Geoffrey Hodson, clairvoyant. Beige boards, blue titles. Not illustrated. SIGNED by the author with personal dedication to front endpaper. Spine browned, boards a little grubby. Text block and endpapers browned. Center hinge pulled but binding tight. Contents are clean.

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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323009
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1977. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The last gnomes in Britain live by a Warwickshire brook. Cloudberry, the restless one, determines to explore the Folly to its source. He goes and does not return. Thus the story begins when his three brothers build a boat and set out to find him. Grey/blue boards with coloured title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0416145000. Spine and corners bumped. Browning to endpapers (transferred from dustwrapper flaps which are foxed. Dustwrapper heavily sunned to spine and edges.

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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2137444
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1942. Almost very good condition.

A story about the last gnomes in Britain, their exploration of the Folly Brook and their search for Cloudberry, their long-lost brother who went up the Folly and never returned... Grey cloth, red titles. Enchanting b/w wood-engravings. 200 pages. (The true first edition, as this book was later published with colour plates). Spine is browned, with red title fading. Bumping to corners and spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing; heaviest to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges; some to page margins. A few other margin marks.

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OW AND THE CRYSTAL CLEAR
Written by Betty Kane. Illustrated by Tracy Holcomb.
Stock no. 1322756
Published by Dawne-Leigh Publications. 1st 1978. Very good condition.

Ow is a naughty gnome who enjoys pinching people! Large format, yellow-ochre pictorial boards. 28 numbered pages. Full-page colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 089742008X. Rubbing to spine and corners. Some patchy pading to covers. Front joint has started to crack. Some light fingering page edges of front free-endpaper.

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THE BOOK OF GNOMES
Written by F.E. Weatherly. Illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy.
Stock no. 1322248
Published by Ernest Nister. Circa 1903. Very good condition.

Large oblong format. Brown cloth spine, pictorial front board. 8 colour plates, b/w illustrations throughout. A story told in verse. Spine bumpe and rubbed, cover edges rubbed. Some slight scuffing/wear to covers. Small tear to lower margin of title-page. Title-page browned. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins but generally a nice copy of a scarce Nister book.

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THE FOREST OF BOLAND LIGHT RAILWAY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1321265
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1955. Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

A quite enchanting story of a colony of gnomes who live in the vast Forest of Boland, quarrying in their mines for precious metals with the aid of the Boland Belle of the Forest Light Railway. One day a mischievous leprechaun leads a band of followers in an attempt to break up the railway... Humour and excitement is captured with ingenious detail in BB's superb b/w illustrations and colour frontis. Blue pictorial boards. 127 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Fading to top and tail of spine and some slight fading to lower cover edges. Endpapers lightly browned. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with some loss and more substantial loss to base of spine and lower edge of rear panel (1"). Dustwrapper is also slightly grubby.

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THE FOREST OF BOLAND LIGHT RAILWAY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1320341
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1955. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A quite enchanting story of a colony of gnomes who live in the vast Forest of Boland, quarrying in their mines for precious metals with the aid of the Boland Belle of the Forest Light Railway. One day a mischievous leprechaun leads a band of followers in an attempt to break up the railway... Humour and excitement is captured with ingenious detail in BB's superb b/w illustrations and colour frontis. Blue pictorial boards. 127 pages. Spine slightly bumped with browning/foxing, small brown spot to front cover and some slight discolouration to rear cover. Foxing to textblock and endpapers. A few small marks at page margins. Price-cut wrapper is chipped at edges with loss, grubby and foxed on rear panel.

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SCRAPPETTY HOP AND PEARLY TOP
No author listed.
Stock no. 2127926
Published by Humphrey Milford. Circa 1919. Good condition.

Miniature Sized book - 2.5" x just under 2.5". Bound together with string through boards and pages. Full colour onlay to front cover. Colour frontis. 31 pages. Split all the way down back side of spine; still kept together by string. A few damp marks to cover edges. Frontis has become detached (by small tear) to top binding. Contents are still generally very good.

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TALES OF HAPPY COMMON
Written by Agnes Grozier Herbertson. Illustrated by Lilian A. Govey.
Stock no. 2127505
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth spine, dark boards with pictorial onlay to front cover, green silhouettes and white title. Contains 5 stories: The Creepie-Man; The Wonderful Journey of Be-Wee The Gnome; How Be-Wee Built a House Under the Punker-Tree; The Creepie-Man's Poke-Sack; The Needle-Witch's Pepper Pot. 20 colour plates. B/w illustrations. Surface paper lifting/damage to top corner of front cover and lower half of rear cover. Some other scuffs and marks to covers; bumping to corners. Presentation plate to front pastedown, with name in ink. A few edge-chips to front endpaper, which is also browned. Some margin marks, browning and a little foxing. All plates present.

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DOWN THE BRIGHT STREAM
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1406401
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Continuing the the story of the Little Grey Men who find themselves as refugees when they receive the appalling news that their beloved Folly is drying up and they must move at once. Fully illustrated with exquisite water-colours and fascinating little b/w sketches. 16 colour plates. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 200 pages. Wonderful! Spine and corners bumped. Couple of small dark spots to front board. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown. Name to top of front endpaper. Couple of small foxspots. Plates in very good condition with small marks to verso of a few plates. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn, creased and has s few small areas of loss. A few small marks to verso of front panel.

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DOWN THE BRIGHT STREAM
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1310253
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Continuing the the story of the Little Grey Men who find themselves as refugees when they receive the appalling news that their beloved Folly is drying up and they must move at once. Fully illustrated with exquisite water-colours and fascinating little b/w sketches. 16 colour plates. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 200 pages. Wonderful! Spine and corners bumped. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Foxing, mainly to endpapers and page edges. Dustwrapper is edge chipped and torn, loss to top and tail of spine.

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SIMPLE READING STEPS: THE GNOME WHO GREW RICH
Written by Mary W. McClure. Illustrated by Margaret L. Yardley.
Stock no. 1806819
Very good condition.

Step 21. Large print. 12 pages. Colour illustrations. Blue cardwraps. A nice, clean copy.

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