POETRY AND VERSE (CHILDRENS)
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Large, oblong format. Brown cloth spine with gilt title. Cream boards. 24 short rhymes for occupations such as builder, vet, clock-winder etc. Each with a full-page colour plate. Covers are worn and grubby. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Joints are cracked but binding is still tight. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Light fingermarks to contents and light page browning to endpapers.
Green cloth spine, cream pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Humourous rhymes. Printed on one side of the paper only. Scuffing to covers; wear and bumps. Binding is weak - front joint is completely broken. Front endpaper and half-title page are MISSING! Some grubby margin marks. A reading copy.
WINNIE-THE-POOH: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION OF STORIES AND POEMS
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 1820346
Published by Egmont. Slightly better than very good condition.
Produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the very first stories about Winnie-The-Pooh. Large format. Red boards with gilt titles and vignettes. Brown endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. 432 pages. ISBN: 9780416199611. 12th printing of the 2001 edition. Some scuffing to spine else fine. Contained in pictorial slipcase with a few scuff marks.
A BOOK OF MODERN BALLADS
Written by E.B. Browning; W.S. Gilbert; F.E. Weatherly; et al. Illustrated by Alice Havers; J. Pauline Sunter.
Stock no. 2133907
Published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner. Circa 1895. Very good condition.
Brown cloth, gilt and silver decorations to front cover. Chromolithos, some full-page. 40 pages. Some wear to spine and corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Hinge next to contents page is pulled. Some browning.
Beige cloth, black titles, pictorial onlay to front. Prince Charming Colour Books For Children series. 48 coloured plates (includes endpapers). 340 pages plus booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Small marks to covers. Inscription in ink to half title-page. Contents are browned and foxed. Small booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper has price removed from front flap, is edge worn with some loss to spine and corners.
Red cloth with gilt titles and decoration/vignette to front. 7 x 4.5". Poetry for children. Spine and corners bumped. Covers damp stained. Grubby fingermarks and light page browning to endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge worn with slight chipping and rear panel is slightly grubby.
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.
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.