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A LIGHTER SIDE OF AFRICA
Written by Michael J. Allard. Illustrated by Michael J. Allard.
Stock no. 1815736
Published by Hastings-Spital Publishing. 1st 2015. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

An opportunity to enjoy the work of Michael J. Allard, a talented and highly proficient artist with a mischievous streak. Large oblong format. Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780993324901.

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THE MONARCHS OF MERRY ENGLAND (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Roland Carse. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2124402
Published by Alf Cooke Ltd.. 1st 1907. Almost very good condition.

Set of 4 books, each containing 10 colour plates. Books cover following periods: William I-Henry III; Edward I-Richard III; Henry VII-Elizabeth and James I-Edward VII. Red cloth spines. Pictorial onlays to front covers. SIGNED by author with dedication to previous owner to first volume of set. Bottom 1" of spine to first volume has splitting with some fraying of cloth. Some other nicks and chips to spine, with varying degrees of fading. Couple of covers are a bit bowed with some marks. Corners are worn, with some chipping. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Some margin marks to pages. Closed tear (repaired with magic tape) to one front endpaper.

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BRIEF TO COUNSEL
Written by Henry Cecil. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2124287
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1958. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w illustrations. Foxing and some browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is faded to spine with a couple of closed tears and nicks.

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RAILWAY RIBALDRY
Written by W. Heath Robinson. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1815525
Published by Old House Books. Circa 2016. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Being 96 pages of railway humour. A republication of publication from 1935. Matt pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781908402943. Third printing.

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SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE
Written by Ronald Searle. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 1815454
Published by Souvenir Press. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

"Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting" - the unvarnished truth of the book-seller's jargon is here exposed in one of the funniest and most entertaining books - a must for book sellers and collectors alike. Brown cloth. 124pp. 12 x 8.75". ISBN: 028562945X. Text block has minor foxing. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper.

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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 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 JUMBLIES
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407178
Published by Chatto & Windus. 3rd 1975. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Oblong format. Grey/green cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 5.75 X 8.75". ISBN: 0701112993. Browning to spine and boards. Dustwrapper is edge worn and a little creased. Wrapper is price-cut with new publisher price sticker above. Spine and front panel faded. A few marks to rear panel.

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PENNY CANDY
Written by Edward Fenton. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1407176
Published by Holt, Rinehart And Winston. 1st PB 1970. Very good condition.

Paul finds a nickel and decides to treat his sister and her friends to a penny's worth of special candy. Yellow pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations. 47 pages. ISBN: 0030919487. Corners rubbed. Covers a little creased and foxed. A little foxing to page edges.

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THE GILDED BAT
Written by Edward Gorey. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1507678
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The life and art of a fabled ballerina, discovered at the age of five, forged into fineness, polished in the provinces, established in luxury by the Baron - yet nun-like in her devotion to the Dance - she achieves apotheosis in her immortal role, La Chauve-Souris Doree. Black pictorial matt boards, 6.25 x 7". One or two sentences of text opposite full page b/w illustration. A little wear to spine and corners. Light browning to endpapers. Foxing, mainly to text block. Dustwrapper is edge worn, corners have been cut from flaps. Light brown marks on verso.

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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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