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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Henriette Willebeek Le Mair.
Stock no. 1317245
Published by Gallery Childrens books. 1st thus 1990. Fine condition.
Oblong format. Green cloth, gilt title. Oval onlay to front cover. Beautiful colour illustrations. ISBN: 0856921920.
JOHN BETJEMAN SELECTED POEMS
Written by John Betjeman; Alan Powers. Illustrated by Peter Bailey.
Stock no. 2124470
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2004. Fine condition.
Pictorial paper boards, black titles with yellow highlighting. Blue endpapers with b/w illustration to centre. B/w and colour illustrations. Contained in a better than very good slipcase that has just some light scuffing.
A RING OF BELLS
Written by John Betjeman; Irene Slade. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2124293
Published by John Murray. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Poems of John Betjeman introduced and selected for the young by Irene Slade. Sensitively illustrated by Ardizzone's b/w line drawings. Pictorial boards and title page. 129 pages includes 22 pages of notes. Bumping to a couple of corners. Contents are excellent. Wrapper is price-cut with browned spine; some edge-creasing.
PLYMOUTH IN WAR A VERSE DOCUMENTARY
Written by Priscilla Napier.
Stock no. 2124167
Published by Erskine Press. 2000. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Originally privately published in 1978. This was written over the war years 1939-1945 and finished soon after. It could not be published then because too much of what it reported was said at the time by real people under great stress.... ISBN: 1852970634. Wrapper is edge-creased.
DOGS OF EVERY DAY
Written by Patrick R. Chalmers. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1317199
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited. 1st 1933. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
"These verses specially written to accompany Mr. Aldin's drawings have appeared in the pages of "Punch" from time to time". Large format. Red cloth, dark blue titles. 12 monochrome plates plus some b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Cream dustwrapper is slightly grubby and foxed and has a few small tears at edges.
JUMP TO GLORY JANE
Written by George Meredith; Harry Quilter. Illustrated by Laurence Housman.
Stock no. 2124057
Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co.. 1st 1892. Very good condition.
Cream covers with red titles and vignettes to front cover. Spine is browned; some wear to cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
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EAST OF SUEZ
Written by Rudyard Kipling. Illustrated by Donald Maxwell.
Stock no. 1317065
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1931. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
A selection of Eastern Verses from the Poetical works of Kipling. Large format. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine and front cover. Illustrated in colour and line. 72 pages. Top edge blue. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Heavy foxing throughout. Dustwrapper is foxed, browned to spine with some corner tears and some loss. A few small ink spots to rear panel of wrapper.
CHEPSTOW A POEM
Written by Edward Davies.
Stock no. 1609870
Published by Army Apprentices College Chepstow. 1992. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Limited to 200 copies with a preface by Bryan Woodfield. ISBN: 0950579912.
THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald; Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1316945
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. circa 1940. Very good condition.
Translated by Fitzgerald, introduction by Housman. Red cloth covers, elaborate gilt vignette and title to front cover. 4 superb tipped-in colour plates. Decorations surrounding text. 94 pages. Spine and corners bumped and spine very slightly faded. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Light corner creases to 3 of the 4 plates. Foxing to contents.
A BOOK OF OLD BALLADS
Written by Beverley Nichols. Illustrated by H.M. Brock.
Stock no. 1208889
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. 1st 1934. Very good condition.
Large format. Brown suede covers with gilt titles and vignettes. Brown and white pictorial endpapers. 16 superb colour plates. Poems that are "the very essence of the British spirit" selected and introduced by Nichols. All plates present. Spine slightly bumped. Rear cover a little scuffed. 4 x 4 inch piece cut from top corner of front endpaper. Contents near fine.
THE SONGS AND SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1208888
Published by Duckworth & Co.. 1st 1915. Very good condition.
12 glorious tipped-in colour plates. 2 turquoise plates plus decorations on every page. Large format. Red cloth, gilt spine and blind decorations to covers. Turquoise pictorial endpapers. 239 numbered pages includes index of first lines. Spine browned with slight wear at top and tail. Corners very lightly rubbed. A few small marks to rear cover. Prize plate on front pastedown. A few hinges slightly pulled. Very occasional foxspots. All plates in fine condition.
FOREST AND VALE AND HIGH BLUE HILL
Written by Johnny Coppin. Illustrated by Ray Hedger.
Stock no. 1814746
Published by The Windrush Press. 1st 1991. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Poems of Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and Beyond. Selected by Coppin. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w wood engravings. ISBN: 0900075171. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper has a small closed edge-tear to lower edge of spine.