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Green cloth. All edges gilt. Gilt titles. Re-issue: to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants by John W. Salter and the ferns, horsetails, and club-mosses by John Sowerby. Hand-coloured plates. It appears that the spine has been at some time repaired and strengthened; couple of small old splits to spine are still showing. White tape to joints, from repair. Bookplate to front endpaper. All plates are present. Some plates have foxing to edges, but most are just browned. Foxing to some page margins.
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.
Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. Limited to 300 copies, 50 of which include a hand drawn and coloured illustration by Skilleter to the front endpaper. The first edition of this book to be published since the 3 editions in the 1960s by Brockhampton press (1965 & 1966) and the Childrens Book Club 1966. SIGNED by Skilleter (illustrator) and Norman Wright (Publisher) to original letter loosely inserted to certify that this is Copy No. 17, with original hand-drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper (one of only 50 copies produced). Creasing to edge of enclosed letter. Tissue-paper guard to coloured illustration (creased and browned). 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.
Being an account of the chief plants named in scripture; with historical, geographical, and poetical illustrations. Small format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, gilt pattern to spine & front board, blind pattern to front and rear board. 12 colour plates. All edges gilt. Spine browned, boards a little marked and browned. Endpapers are a little grubby. All plates present. Title page is edge-worn with a few minor chips to edges. A few grubby marks and fox spots to contents.
Small format. Hand-coloured frontis + b/w plates and illustrations. Grey decorated boards and spine with title-label to front cover. 137 pages plus publisher list to rear, edges untrimmed. This book has been REBOUND - so has NEW grey/pink spine and NEW endpapers. Foxing and marks to outer page edges. Ties still present - a bit grubby and browned. Scuffing to title label on front cover.
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.
Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Hand coloured plates. Ninth edition. Covers are damp marked; bumping to corners. Damp staining to a few pages internally, also foxing.
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.