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Beige cloth with black decorations to spine and front cover, gilt title labels and two small colour onlays to front cover. Gilt title to spine. Hand coloured frontis and title-page. 189 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Slight page browning and foxing.
EVA AND HER PLAYFELLOWS A BOOK OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE YOUNG
Written by C.M. Smith.
Stock no. 1325259
Published by Dean & Son. Circa 1862. Good condition.
Blue embossed cloth with gilt decoration. Cream endpapers. 4 hand-coloured plates (including the title-page). 255 pages. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped, wear to top of spine. Covers scuffed. Glue marks to joints. Some hinges pulled.
BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter; Howard Leigh.
Stock no. 2138308
Published by Norman Wright. 1st thus 2011. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. Originally these stories were serialised in Modern Boy between 15th of July and 7th October 1933. The first 13 stories in this edition follows that of the John Hamilton editions, with some spelling corrections. As a bonus story, the R.F.C. adventure 'The Ace of Spades' is also included in this collection. The Colour frontis and 4 half-tone illustrations from the John Hamilton editions have also been included. B/w illustrations originally printed in Modern Boy have also been included where possible. Limited to 300 overall copies, this edition is further Limited to 50 copies and includes a hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper by Skilleter. SIGNED by Illustrator (Skilleter) and Publisher (Wright) to title page. This is Copy No. 16. Hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper is protected by loose tissue-guard; illustration is lovely and bright! Colour frontis is browned. Wrapper also has some light browning. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE RESCUE FLIGHT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter; Howard Leigh; Radcliffe Wilson.
Stock no. 2138303
Published by Norman Wright. 1st thus 2012. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Black boards, gilt title to spine. Limited to 300 Copies, this edition is Limited even further and contains a hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper, by Skilleter. Front cover art is also by Skilleter. Frontis by Howard Leigh and internal line drawings by Radcliffe Wilson. SIGNED by illustrator Skilleter and Publisher Norman Wright to title page. This is Copy No. 16. Hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper is covered with loose tissue guard (creased and browned). Joints show glue shadows (production error). Couple of tiny marks to covers.
AUDUBON'S AVIARY: THE ORIGINAL WATERCOLORS FOR THE BIRDS OF AMERICA
Written by Roberta J.M. Olson; Marjorie Shelley; Alexandra Mazzitelli.
Stock no. 2136489
Published by Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc.; The New-York Historical Society. 1st thus 2012. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Large format. Blue cloth with white, black and yellow title. This is the Deluxe edition and includes a hand-produced facsimile of an Audubon watercolour (The Tufted Titmouse). Stunning colour illustrations throughout! In colour pictorial slip case. Features the one-and-only set of watercolours that Audubon created as a prototype for the large engraved edition of 'The Birds of America'. All 474 watercolours of the New-York Historical Society are reproduced. ISBN: 9780847839438. Wrapper has some very light edge-creasing. Facsimile reproduction painting is contained in an envelope to front endpaper, which has come unstuck from endpaper. Still excellent. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Slip case is in fine condition. Also contained in original colour cardboard box, which has a couple of dents and some wear.
Or, The Mount For Market. Purple cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front cover. Colour illustrations. All edges gilt. Ex-lib with usual library labels and markings. Spine browned, boards discoloured and marked. Corners worn. Front endpaper missing. Joints cracked but binding tight. All plates present. Some grubby marks to contents.
Three-quarters blue calf leather binding, red title block with gilt title to spine. Marbled paper boards. Marbled text block. Hand-coloured frontis. xii + 346 pages. Spine is faded, scuffed and worn, small splits to sides of top & tail, slight loss to tail. Edges rubbed & worn. Boards scuffed. Joints cracked but binding tight. Foxing to prelims and last couple of pages. A few margin marks to contents.
PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC, IN THEIR PURSUITS THROUGH LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON
Written by Pierce Egan. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2134072
Published by John Camden Hotten. Circa 1872. Very good condition.
Modern binding - green leather corners and spine; raised bands to spine; gilt titles. Marbled boards. 36 Hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. New endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to edges of leather. Page browning and some foxing. Margin marks in some places.
Or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a living picture of fashionable characters, manners and amusements in High and Low Life by An Amateur. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Vol 1: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 17 plates plus Tom and Bob catching a Charley napping. Vol 2: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 11 plates plus St Georges Day presentation. One of the better imitations of the hugely popular 'Life in London' by Pierce Egan, portraying with accuracy 17th century London society, scenes and buildings. Leather spine & corners, title label with gilt title to spine, marbled paper boards. First Edition, later printing e.g. contains 'A word to the wise' in vol II. Covers heavily scuffed and worn at edges. Slight loss to title blocks. Leather missing from one front corner. Joints cracked. Title pages have been swapped by the binder i.e. volume one contains title page for volume two and vice versa. All plates present. Text block browned. Contents browned and foxed. Plates nice and bright with browning and foxing mainly to margins.
THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX THROUGH LONDON, OR THE PLEASURES AND MISERIES OF THE METROPOLIS.
Written by Doctor Syntax.
Stock no. 1820498
Published by J. Johnston. 1st 1820. Good condition.
A poem. Leather spine & corners, marbled paper boards. Gilt title and tooling decorations to spine. Marbled text block. 19 hand-coloured plates plus title page. Boards rubbed and worn at edges. Marbling to text block fading. Front hinge cracked. Contents grubby. All plates are present, nice and bright but margins browned.
Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 13 Hand-coloured steel engravings, b/w wood engravings. 412 pages. Re-backed with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Board edges worn, boards grubby. Bookplate to front pastedown. All plates present. Binding worn but tight. A few grubby marks throughout.
Brown leather spine and corners; black title label with gilt title to spine. Red cloth covers. Hand coloured plates and b/w illustrations. Heavy wear with some chips and a little loss to spine and corners. Scuffing and grubby marks to covers. Front joint is almost entirely broken. Inscription in ink to prelims. Foxing throughout.