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FOUR HEDGES - A GARDENER'S CHRONICLE
Written by Clare Leighton. Illustrated by Clare Leighton.
Stock no. 2138978
Published by Victor Gollancz. 1936. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Large format. Wood engravings. Browning and foxing. Wrapper is browned with creasing and tears and chips; some loss.

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ROGUES IN PORCELAIN
Written by John Austen. Illustrated by John Austen.
Stock no. 2138959
Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1st 1924. Almost very good condition.

A miscellany of 18th century poems compiled by Austen. Black cloth spine. Orange paper boards with white title labels. 10 x 6.5". Attractive colour illustrations full-page and text in colour and b/w. 258 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; browning to spine. Scuffing and wear to covers. Grubby marks to endpapers and outer page edges.

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ANIMAL FARM: A FAIRY STORY
Written by George Orwell. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 2138800
Published by Folio Society. 1991. Very good condition.

A classic, beautifully produced by the Folio Society with marvellous b/w drawings by Blake. Pink pictorial cloth. 104 pages. 5th printing. Spine is browned. Slip case is very good - browned to edges; a few marks.

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THE GRAPES OF RALPH
Written by Ralph Steadman. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
Stock no. 2138631
Published by Ebury Press. 1st thus 1992. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown boards, silver title to spine. Burgundy endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Wine according to Ralph Steadman. ISBN: 0091752027. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with some edge-creasing and grubby marks.

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THE ILLUSTRATED GIFT BOOK 1880-1930
Written by Michael Felmingham.
Stock no. 2138629
Published by Wildwood House Ltd.. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. The history of book illustration. ISBN: 0704506270. Some light page edge browning.

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THE GRAPES OF RALPH
Written by Ralph Steadman. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
Stock no. 2138622
Published by Ebury Press. 1st 1992. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown boards, silver title to spine. Burgundy endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Wine according to Ralph Steadman. ISBN: 0091752027. Some light marks to Wrapper.

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THE ILLUSTRATED GIFT BOOK 1880-1930
Written by Michael Felmingham.
Stock no. 2138615
Published by Wildwood House Ltd.. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. The history of book illustration. ISBN: 0704506270. Light page edge browning.

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PEER GYNT
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2138594
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1936. Very good condition.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. This copy has 'Harrap' to spine and J.B. Lippincott Co. to title page. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Page edge browning, with some foxing. Mark to top of rear cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges; with some margin foxing.

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BRIEF LIVES
Written by John Aubrey; Richard Barber.
Stock no. 2138424
Published by Folio Society. 1997. Nearly fine condition.

Autobiography and biographies of others. Green cloth spine, beige cloth covers. Black title blocks, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 10th printing. Slip case is very good - some white marks and scuffs.

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TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2138414
Published by Folio Society. 1993. Nearly fine condition.

Green pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. 11th printing. Slip case is very good - some white marks and fading to edges.

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MR NORRIS CHANGES TRAINS
Written by Christopher Isherwood; Samuel Hynes. Illustrated by Beryl Cook.
Stock no. 1322891
Published by Folio Society. 1990. Slightly better than very good condition.

Bright yellow and grey abstract patterned cloth. Superb colour plates by Beryl Cook. Some light finger creasing to preliminary pages else a fine copy. Scuffing to slipcase edges.

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THE MABINOGION
Written by Charlotte Guest. Illustrated by Joan Freeman.
Stock no. 2138398
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1980. Slightly better than very good condition.

Green decorative cloth, red titles and decorations. B/w illustrations. Some page browning. A little browning to spine. Slip case is almost very good - split along one-two edges; browned.

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