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THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS
No author listed. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson; Helen Stratton; A.D. McCormick; A.L. Davis; A.E. Norbury.
Stock no. 2134633
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1st 1899. Good condition.
Blue cloth, pictorial front cover and spine. Gilt titles. 551 b/w illustrations throughout. 472 pages. 11 x 8.5". Bumping and wear to edges; some chipping/fraying to cloth at corners and top and tail of spine. Uneven browning/scuffing to covers. Joints are a bit cracked. Name to verso of front endpaper. Foxing and grubby marks throughout.
Preface by Yeats, Introduced by Colm Toibin. Olive green leather spine with gilt title. Illustrated paper boards. Colour illustrations. Book is fine. A couple of tiny dings to one edge of the opening.
WHY-SO STORIES OF BIRDS & BEASTS FROM FOLK-LORE & LEGEND
Written by Edwin Gile Rich. Illustrated by Charles Copeland; Ernest A. Aris; et al..
Stock no. 1321014
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus 1934. Almost very good condition.
Orange cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing rabbit with a noose round neck of a duck (plate repeated inside). 4 colour plates. B/w text illustrations. 120 pages. Covers are edge worn. Spine bumped and grubby, rear cover is rubbed and grubby. Page browning and foxing to textblock.
Preface by Yeats, Introduced by Colm Toibin. Olive green leather spine with gilt title. Illustrated paper boards. Colour illustrations. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase with a bump at one open corner and faint scuffing.
Green cloth with lovely gilt titles and decorations. Decorated endpapers. 16 colour plates. 360 pages, top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped with slight wear. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers partly browned. Foxing to contents.
WORLD TREE STORY: HISTORY AND LEGENDS OF THE WORLD'S ANCIENT TREES
Written by Julian Hight.
Stock no. 1821212
Published by Julian Hight. 1st 2015. Nearly fine condition.
The result of a five year photographic odyssey to capture 100 ancient historic trees across 39 countries for this fascinating and lovingly researched book. Pictorial cloth boards. Colour photos thorughout. ISBN: 9780993290602. Small, heavy bump to lower board corners, a few pages of contents also have tiny crease caused by the same. Otherwise a fine copy.
The first Rackham edition. Green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes. Illustrated green endpapers. 12 full page colour illustrations with tissue guards. Gilt top, other edges untrimmed. 90 drawings in b/w. 638 pages. 8 x 5.5". Spne and corners bumped and rubbed. A few light marks to covers. Name and date in ink and page browning to half title-page. Foxing to contents (mainly at page margins). Page 376 is slightly grubby for some reason, otherwise contents are clean.
Childrens Illustrated Classics series. Brown boards, black title labels with gilt titles and border. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0460050958. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. A large, heavy pencil tick mark has been partially erased. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and scuffed, lightly faded to spine and a bit grubby on rear panel.
SHAMROCK AND SPEAR TALES AND LEGENDS FROM IRELAND
Written by F.M. Pilkington. Illustrated by Roy Spencer.
Stock no. 2132483
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Green cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. A few knocks to cover edges. Marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is browned with some edge-creasing.
THESEUS - GOLDEN TALES OF GREECE
Written by Compton Mackenzie. Illustrated by William Stobbs.
Stock no. 1318527
Published by Aldus Books. 1st 1972. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Cream boards, gilt title to spine. Dramatic colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 049000251X. Some slight browning to cover edges. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is creased and slightly edge rubbed.
Attractive green cloth with gilt titles and borders, pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour and b/w plates, b/w text illustrations. 316 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some scuffs to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to outer page edges, endpapers and to pages throughout.
SISTER ALYONUSHKA AND BROTHER IVANUSHKA and THE WHITE DUCK
Written by Irina Zheleznova.
Stock no. 1318301
Published by Central Books Limited. 1979. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format 11.75 x 9.25". Cream pictorial cardwraps. Colour pictures. Retold in English by Zheleznova. 12 pages. ISBN: 014075447.