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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
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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THE BOOK OF NONSENSE
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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THE JUMBLIES & THE DONG WITH A LUMINOUS NOSE
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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A HANDFUL OF SOVEREIGNS
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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FIDDLESTICKS
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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NURSERY NONSENSE
Written by Molly B. Thomson. Illustrated by Molly B. Thomson.
Stock no. 2119087
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. Creasing and browning to cover and page edges. Contents are still lovely and bright!
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NURSERY NONSENSE
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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THE PELICAN CHORUS
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by L. Leslie Brooke.
Stock no. 1404515
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. circa 1960. Slightly better than good condition.

Small format 4.5 x 3.5". Pictorial colour paperwraps. B/w illustrations. 16 pages. Spine split at top and bottom. Edges rubbed. Mark to covers (possibly damp?) which also affects first and last couple of pages. Pages a little wrinkled. Some corners creased. Contents generally clean.
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TEAPOTS AND QUAILS AND OTHER NEW NONSENSES
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 1314793
Published by John Murray. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Edited and introduced by Angus Davidson and Philip Hofer. Previously unpublished verses found 65 years after Lear's death. Brown pictorial boards. B/w drawings to text. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers slightly foxed. A few light fingermarks to pages else contents clean. Dustwrapper is foxed and edge chipped with minimal loss and tape repairs on verso.
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THE CAN'TGAROO AND OTHER ABSURDITIES
Written by Negri. Illustrated by W.G.D. Hill.
Stock no. 1504219
Published by Gulliver Books Ltd.. 1st 1944. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

7.5 x 5 ins. Blue cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, gilt titles to spine. B/w illustrations. A book of nonsense rhyme. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Top part of spine darkened. Ink name and date to front endpaper. Contents are clean with some light browning. Large area missing from top half of front flap, panel, spine and rear panel. Remains to rear panel grubby.
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EDWARD LEAR'S COMPLETE NONSENSE
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear; Richard Beards.
Stock no. 1713345
Published by Folio Society. 1999. Nearly fine condition.

Yellow decorated cloth. Illustrations by the author hand-coloured for this edition. Cover design and colouring of illustrations by Richard Beards. 286 pages. A beautiful book. Contained in a very good slip-case, light wear to one edge and grubby mark.
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NONSENSE BOTANY AND NONSENSE ALPHABETS ETC.
Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Edward Lear.
Stock no. 1314135
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st thus 1927. Very good condition.

New Edition, to which is added a nonsense alphabet recently discovered. Blue and green cloth with gilt titles. Unpaginated. B/w text illustrations. Spine bumped and slightly sunned. Some light marks to covers. Grubby fingermarks to page margins else contents clean.
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