POETRY AND VERSE (CHILDRENS)
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PAPLLOT, CLIGNOT ET DODO
Written by Francis Steegmuller; Norbert Guterman. Illustrated by Barbara Cooney.
Stock no. 1318967
Published by Collins. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Text in French. Translated from Wynken, Blynken and Nod. B/w dream-like illustrations. Also includes the English text. Pictorial boards. Some slight browning to spine. Very slight wear along top edges of pages (possibly where paper has stuck together in the past?). Pale page browning else contents clean. Dustwrapper is lightly browned and edge rubbed.
Large format. 13 x 10 inches. Red cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards. 8 chromolitho moveable pictures. Pull the tab and the picture changes. B/w illustrations. Text in verse. Spine bumped and some light rubbing to cover edges. A few light spots to front edge of spine and some light scuffing to rear cover. Generally covers bright. Joints are cracked. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. The second moveable image is not working - could possibly be repaired. Otherwise, all others in excellent working order. Some light foxing and page browning and the pull-tabs are just a little grubby from fingering. Overall a super copy of a scarce moveable book.
EDMUND DULAC'S PICTURE BOOK FOR THE FRENCH RED CROSS
No author listed. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1318906
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1915. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Yellow cloth covers with green titles and vignettes. 20 tipped-in colour plates. 134 pages. 11" x 8.5". Spine and corners bumped. Damp stain to edge of rear cover. Covers are slightly marked. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers browned and some foxing to contents. Creases to some plates and large crease to plate opposite page 16.
Title inside book is "The English Struwwelpeter or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures". Red cloth spine, pictorial front cover showing shock-headed Peter. Book list on rear cover. Colour illustrations. Covers are worn and scuffed. Damp stain to rear cover. Front joint is cracked at top half. Contents are browned but generally clean with a few small margin tears.
Methuen's Modern Classics series. Blue cloth, black borders and titles. 88 pages. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Heavy foxing to contents.
Revised Edition. This story, first told in the late fourteenth century, is one of the most enthralling, enigmatic and beloved poems in the English language. Simon Armitage's version is meticulously responsive to the tact, sophistication and dramatic intensity of the original. Light grey boards, silver title to spine. Full page colour plates. ISBN: 9780571340163. SIGNED by the author to title page (no dedication, signed across the author's printed name).
NOW WE ARE SIX
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 2132882
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st thus 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Blue boards, silver title to spine and vignette to front board. Illustrated throughout with Shepard's illustrations which have been coloured by artist Mark Burgess. ISBN: 0416153127. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Light browning and edge-creasing to wrapper.
Beige cloth spine with title-label, grey boards with title-label to front cover. 67 pages. Colour illustrations. Verses for each month of the year. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Contents clean. Remains of front panel and front flap of wrapper. Top edge of rear cover is faded.
VISIONS IN VERSE FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF YOUNGER MINDS
Written by Nathaniel Cotton.
Stock no. 1318792
Published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe; Cuthell And Martin; J. Walker; Lackington, Allen And Co.; R. Lea; J. Nunn; Darton And Harvey; Scatchard And Letterman; Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme; J. Murray. 1808. Good condition.
A new edition with six elegant plates. Small format. Red embossed leather covers with bands and gilt title to spine. Blue endpapers. 144 pages, all edges gilt. Cover edges slightly worn. Covers slightly grubby. Name in ink to verso of frontis. Musty smell and foxing to contents.
Pictorial boards, blue cloth spine. Front board shows cat at a writing desk with 3 kittens behind. Colour mounted frontis plate, two dogs playing at the sea-side. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats! 87 pages. 10 x 8". Spine has faded to brown, with some other marks; appears to have been repaired to top and tail at some point. Heavy scuffing and surface paper damage to covers. Corners are bumped and very worn. Joint/hinge between title page and frontis is cracked, showing stitching and webbing. Foxing and browning to pages throughout.
Off-white cloth with orange titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. Pretty colour and b/w illustrations accompany short verses for children. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Grubby marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endppaer. Margin marks and some foxing. A couple of small page margin tears.
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 is faded, with some bumping, also to corners. Name and date in ink to verso of front endpaper. Page edge browning, a few light foxspots.