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Written by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1814723
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st 1902. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial boards and endpapers. One of Robinson's rarest illustrated books. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Scattered foxing throughout and a few grubby marks.

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Written by Quentin Blake. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1814627
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0224021443. Spine lightly browned. A few minor foxspots.

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No author listed. Illustrated by Tony Ross.
Stock no. 1814621
Published by Viking Kestrel. 1st 1989. Very good condition.

Nonsense rhymes and pop-up fun, with gaggles of giggles for everyone. Comical pictures to tickle your eyes, and on every page - a pop-up surprise! Large format, glazed pictorial boards. Colourfully illustrated. Paper engineering by David A. Carter and Roger Culbertson. ISBN: 0670830437. Minor scattered foxspots. Tabs stiff but pop-ups in excellent condition.

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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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Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 1814295
Published by The British Library. 1st thus 2009. Fine condition.

Facsimile of the 1888 edition. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine, pictorial front board with title. Green endpapers. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780712350433. Small mark to spine (printing imperfection).

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Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Gillian Martin.
Stock no. 1507585
Published by Impact Books. 1st thus 1993. Almost very good condition.

The four children take with them a small cat to steer the boat, an elderly Quangle-Wangle to cook the dinner and a large kettle! Delightful nonsense. Glazed pictorial boards, bright colour illustrations. 11.25 x 7.75". Originally published in a limited edition by the Old Stile Press 1989. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine faded. Odd light scratch to covers. Front endpaper slightly grubby. Title underlined with black pen on title page and with pink pen on first text page.

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Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Henry Holiday.
Stock no. 1507228
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1899. Slightly better than good condition.

Red cloth with extravagant gilt decorations. 83 pages. 7.5 x 5". B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine darkened. Gilt rubbed. Covers slightly grubby. One hinge cracked, joints starting to crack. A couple of small marks to endpapers. Name in ink to half-title page. Some grubby marks to contents, first few pages are the worst.

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Written by Roger Lancelyn Green. Illustrated by Charles Folkard.
Stock no. 1406623
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1965. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Nonsense verse, riddles and stories by many authors. Children's Illustrated Classics series. Beige/orange illustrated boards. 4 colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Slight bumping to spine and corners. Surface paper damage to both paste downs and to half title page. Numbers in ink to top of front endpaper. Foxing mainly to page margins and edge of text blocks. Dustwrapper is edge worn. Bottom edge of front panel and top edge of rear panel are ragged. Small label with number 828 on it to bottom of spine. Wrapper covered in plastic film which has been unevenly trimmed and is grubby.

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Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
Stock no. 1506716
Published by Methuen. 1st UK 1982. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Two classic nonsense poems. Oblong format. orange/brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0413505308. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn and has a small price label to rear panel. A nice copy.

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Written by Basildon. Illustrated by Wyndham Payne.
Stock no. 1506503
Published by The Medici Society Ltd.. 1st 1930. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A book of nonsense. Perhaps it would not be wise to take it as serious history for it shares the failings of such great historians as Froude and Macauley; it is not always accurate in fact. Blue cloth spine with white title label, pictorial paper boards. 22 poems about Kings and Queens. Colour illustrations to text. 54 pages. A little foxing/browning to some cover edges. Tiny inscription to front pastedown. Faint erased writing and light corner crease to front endpaper. Some light browning and foxing to contents otherwise clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped, panels and spine are browned and a bit grubby.

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Written by David Naylor. Illustrated by Ian Hassall.
Stock no. 1315461
Published by The Diamond Press Limited. 1st 1927. Very good condition.

Nonsense verse. Orange cloth, black titles and vignette to front cover. 118 pages. Full-page colour and two-tone text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers ever so slightly grubby. Prize plate to front endpaper. Foxing to contents. A few small page edge nicks.

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Written by Molly B. Thomson. Illustrated by Molly B. Thomson.
Stock no. 1315085
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Very good condition.

A Kiddie Kut Book. Pictorial card wraps. Pages shaped at top with peep-through windows. Bright colour illustrations. Lower corner tips are very slightly creased. Name in ink in belongs to box inside front cover. One corner tip of a shaped page is ever so slightly creased.

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