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MOLESWORTH'S GUIDE TO THE ATOMMIC AGE
Written by Geoffrey Willans. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 1317126
Published by The Vanguard Press. 1st USA 1956. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

This time Molesworth's invaluable advice and widsom is universal.... Black boards, silver vignette to front cover and silver and orange title to spine. 104 pages. B/w illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed, a few small nicks to lower cover edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge rubbed with a tear to top edge of front panel which has been tape repaired on verso.

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RHYME STEW
Written by Roald Dahl. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1814626
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The Hare likes a flutter, the Tortoise cheats, and they're racing for right of veto on a vegetable patch; the Emperor's new ski clothes tickle the court ladies but leave him cold on the slopes... Large format. Blue boards, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 79 pages. ISBN: 0224026607. Neat name in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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QUAKE, QUAKE, QUAKE
Written by Paul Dehn. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407182
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1961. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A Leaden Treasury of English Verse. hair-raising parodies of familiar verses. Terrifying if they were not so funny - and funny if they were not so terrifying! Yellow mottled boards with green title to spine and vignette of tree to front cover. B/w illustrations throughout. 109 pages. Bumping to spine plus small bump to side of front board. A little browning to corners of text block. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped. Browning to spine, front panel and verso.

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THE RECENTLY DEFLOWERED GIRL
Written by Hyacinthe Phypps. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507681
Published by Diogenes Verlag. 1966. Very good condition.

The right thing to say on every dubious occasion! Green pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. 40 pages. 9 x 5.75". Wear to spine and corners. A little browning and a couple of small marks to covers.

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CULTURAL SLAG
Written by Felicia Lamport. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407180
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company Boston; Riverside Press. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A collection of light verse, prose pieces and black - humor drawings. Beige boards with brown titles to spine and front board. B/w illustrations. 136 pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Couple of pencil marks to prelims. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with a couple of small tears. Browning to spine, panels and verso. Remains of a label to rear flap. Front flap is creased. Rear panel a little grubby.

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THE GLORIOUS NOSEBLEED
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407179
Published by Dodd, Mead & Company. 1st thus 1974. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Fifth Alphabet. An Exemplary Alphabet for Connoisseurs of Syntax, Semantics and Subtleties. Red boards. Oblong format. B/w illustrations. 6.75 x 7.25". ISBN: 0396070310. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Board edges a little rubbed. Couple of marks to boards. A few foxspots mostly to page edges. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with a few small tears. Spine is faded. Large splash mark to rear panel plus smaller mark to front panel. Browning to verso.

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THE SECRETS: VOLUME ONE THE OTHER STATUE
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507679
Published by Harcourt, Inc. 1st USA 2001. Nearly fine condition.

Grey, black and white pictorial boards. 6.75 x 7". B/w illustrations with minimal text on opposite page. ISBN: 0151006962. Small mark to top corner of front cover from label removal.

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THE WILLOWDALE HANDCAR OR THE RETURN OF THE BLACK DOLL
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507677
Published by Dodd, Mead & Company. 1st thus 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

In which three Pilgrims find mystery abort peril and partake of religious community. And the discerning Reader discovers Meaning in their Progress. Small square format. Pictorial matt boards. Humourous b/w illustrations and text. ISBN: 0396077676. A little wear to spine and corners. Odd small mark to covers. Dustwrapper is edge worn and slightly grubby, light mark from removal of label on front panel, spine lightly browned.

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THE OBJECT-LESSON
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507675
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st UK 2002. Fine condition.

Oblong format 5.75 x 8.5". Matt green boards with yellow/black titles. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0747560838.

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THE EPIPLECTIC BICYCLE
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407173
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st UK 1999. Slightly better than very good condition.

Small format. Oblong format. Pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. 4.75 x 7". ISBN: 0747541655. Board edges slightly grubby. A lovely copy.

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THE IRON TONIC
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507674
Published by Harcourt, Inc. 1st USA 2000. Nearly fine condition.

Or A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley. Oblong format, 5 x 8.5". Pictorial mustard boards with black titles. B/w illustrations. Minimal text. ISBN: 0151004374. Black circular sticker to front cover which reads The Bracingly Bleak Tale by Edward Gorey. Small amount of erased writing to top corner of front endpaper.

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THE HAUNTED TEA-COSY
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507673
Published by Harcourt, Brace & Company. 1st USA 1998. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Dispirited and Distasteful Diversion for Christmas. Pink pictorial boards with 3-colour illustrations. ISBN: 0151004153. Dustwrapper is slightly grubby with light browning to flap edges.

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