POETRY AND VERSE (CHILDRENS)
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THE BOOK OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES
Written by Cicely Mary Barker. Illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker.
Stock no. 1320820
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Contains poems and pictures from Flower Fairies of the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Green cloth with gilt titles and vignette. 72 glorious colour plates. Grey endpapers. Spine bumped at top and tail. Some foxing to contents which are otherwise clean. Price-cut wrapper is foxed on verso, chipped at edges with only minimal loss to spine and corners, grubby to rear panel and has a small stain to centre of spine.
Green pictorial cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. 160 pages. Some light rubbing to cover edges.
Introduction by Michael Rosen. Attractive blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Faint foxing to front edge of spine. Contained in publisher's burgundy slipcase which is very slightly scuffed at edges.
Introduced by Penelope Lively. Blue cloth boards with blocked anima design to front and rear, white title to spine with gold and white mice. Endpapers are red with Dachshund pattern. Colour illustrations to text. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase bumped at top open edge and a little scuffed.
The first in the Milne Pooh quartet in which we meet Winnie-The-Pooh for the first time in the Teddy Bear, poem 'A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise...' Delightful rhymes and illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignettes to front cover. Cream pictorial endpapers. B/w text illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn, small dents to lower edges of covers. Endpapers lightly browned. Some hinges cracked. Light fingermarks to page margins and one page (18) has a small ink stain to lower margin.
LET'S HAVE A BITE! A BANQUET OF BEASTLY RHYMES
Written by Robert L. Forbes. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 1320433
Published by Overlook Duckworth. 1st USA 2010. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue boards, black titles. Colour illustrations throughout. Find the mouse in each illustration! ISBN: 9781590204092. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Light evidence of erased pencil to front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is slightly browned and edge rubbed. Remains of a sticky label to rear panel.
STRUWWELPETER OR, MERRY STORIES AND FUNNY PICTURES
Written by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Stock no. 1320432
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition.
Green cloth spine. Pictorial boards. 24 pages printed one side only. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Rear cover slightly grubby. Foxing and some fingering to contents. Light smell of tobacco to contents.
'The First Version by Edward Fitzgerald". Lovely slim volume, brown cloth with gilt and silver decorations. Beige pictorial endpapers. Full page illustrations. A couple of small marks to front cover.
Green pictorial cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. 160 pages. Slight rubbing to corners, some very slight discolouration to cover edges and spine. Contents fine. Publisher's red slipcase is slightly grubby.
Introduction by Michael Rosen. Attractive blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine is very slightly darkened. Contained in publisher's burgundy slipcase which is slightly marked and has a small dent to one edge of spine.
Cream decorated cloth with oval colour onlay and title label to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers. 25 gorgeous full-page chromolithograph illustrations (and other smaller illustrations). Covers are browned and edge worn with slight loss at base of spine. Hinges cracked and pulled causing contents to be a little loose. Some browning and foxing to contents. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper.
FAIRY TALES; IN VERSE TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CHASE, A TALE OF FANCY
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821082
Published by Joseph Thomas. 1839. Almost very good condition.
New Edition, with Additions. 7 tales: Little Red Riding Hood; Blue Beard; Cinderella; Little Thumb and the Ogre; The Master Cat, or Puss in Books; The Fairy, or Toads and Diamonds; The Chase, a Tale of Fancy. Three-quarters burgundy leather with marbled boards. Gilt title to spine is 'Juvenile Tales 5'. vi and 153 pages. Leather spine & corners worn. Boards scuffed. Front hinge pulled but binding tight. A few grubby marks to contents.