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THE LION AND THE RAT
Written by Jean De La Fontaine; Brian Wildsmith. Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith.
Stock no. 1507092
Published by Oxford University Press. 1970. Slightly better than good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A Fable retold by Wildsmith for younger children. Large format 11.25 x 8.5". Pictorial boards. Striking colour pictures. Wear to spine, corners and cover edges, minimal bumping. Tiny spot of surface paper damage to front cover. Grubby fingermarks to title page and page opposite. Light stain to edge of front endpaper and half-title page. Some fingering to contents. Dustwrapper is chipped at ends of spine and folds. Spine creased. Publisher's protective wrapper is creased on rear flap. Front flap is creased, slightly grubby and has small original price sticker.
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THE TALE OF SAMUEL WHISKERS OR THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1316345
Published by Frederick Warne; The Penguin Group. 1st 2008. Fine condition.

Limited Edition Cased Set, special numbered edition of 100 sets to commemorate the centenary of the first publication in 1908. Small format book with cream cloth and silver titles. 76 numbered pages, all edges gilt. With explanatory leaflet giving a brief biography of Beatrix Potter and the history of the publication of The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. Contained in a green hinged box with silver title and oval onlay to front. Also includes a green leather foil-blocked bookmark. ISBN: 9780723262701. This is copy no. 59. Presentation box is further protected by a white card slip band. Contained in original brown packaging box (with limitation details label to front) and 'cotton' (referring to binding) written in blue biro to front. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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TALES OF A RAT-HUNTING MAN
Written by David Brian Plummer.
Stock no. 1812152
Published by The Boydell Press. 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A view of rats by someone who knows, both a serious book on rats and their habits and a further instalment of the author's own autobiography. The history of rats, both black and brown, the use of ferrets and terriers in ratting. Brown cloth boards, silver title to spine. Pencil sketch frontis and chapter headers. ISBN: 0851150977. Spine slightly cocked. Contents clean. Slight cigarette odour present. Dustwrapper is a little grubby and price-cut.
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THE WAR OF COVENT GARDEN
Written by Chris Kelly.
Stock no. 1504673
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1989. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The world of the rats of Covent Garden, their way of life, their view of the human world above and their struggle for existence. Blue boards, silver title to spine. 141 pages. ISBN: 0192715690. Nick to top edge of front cover. Contents clean but edge browned. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn. Wrapper illustration by Robert Goldsmith.
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THE RAT RACE
Written by Colin McNaughton. Illustrated by Colin McNaughton.
Stock no. 1314368
Published by Ernest Benn Limited. 1st 1978. Very good condition.

The amazing adventures of Anton B. Stanton. Glazed pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. 7 x 8.75". Unpaginated. ISBN: 0510225136. Minimal bumping/rubbing to spine and corners. Remains of a small label to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Contents fine.
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THE ADVENTURES OF CHATRAT
Written by Venetia Spicer. Illustrated by Venetia Spicer.
Stock no. 1503031
Published by Quartet Books. 1st 1980. Very good condition.

The story of an enterprising rat whose travels take him to the land of the Pharaohs. Oblong format 10.5 x 9.5". Colour illustrations. 48 pages. ISBN: 0704322641. A little bumping to spine and wear to corners. Half a letter in belongs to box otherwise contents clean.
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RODNEY AND LUCINDA'S AMAZING RACE
Written by John Stadler. Illustrated by John Stadler.
Stock no. 1109384
Published by Bradbury Press. 1st USA 1981. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

American edition. Red boards, black title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0878881794. Some foxing and page browning. Wrapper is price-cut with foxing, edge-tears and chips; minimal loss; some scuffing.
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THE HOLE IN THE WALL
Written by May Byron. Illustrated by Ernest A. Aris.
Stock no. 1312403
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. circa 1914. Good condition.

All about the WeeFolk who lived there. Green boards with large pictorial onlay to front cover. Beautiful colour plates and b/w illustrations. Corners worn, spine has been recovered with matching green paper. Scuff marks to pastedown on front cover. Joints repaired. One plate is detached with ragged edges.
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I WAS A RAT! OR THE SCARLET SLIPPERS
Written by Philip Pullman. Illustrated by Peter Bailey.
Stock no. 2113547
Published by Doubleday. 1ST 1999. Nearly fine condition.

Colour pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0385409796. SIGNED by author to title page. Light bumping to very top and tail of spine.
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BERNARD INTO BATTLE
Written by Margery Sharp. Illustrated by Leslie Morrill.
Stock no. 1108719
Published by Heinemann. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Miss Bianca Story. Bernard's courage is put to the test by none other than a pack of sewer rats, bent on spreading dirt and disease through the Embassy. A mouse tale. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0434963070. Some light wear along cover edges. Wrapper is price-cut with a few marks and uneven browning.
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THE TALE OF SAMUEL WHISKERS OR THE ROLY-POLY PUDDING
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1203786
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. Circa 1926. Fair condition.

Red boards, white titles. Circular pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour illustrations. 75 pages. No printer's code and exclamation mark after "Thief" on verso of half-title. Spine is split for a couple of inches up each side - repaired, some tape residue. Some hinges are pulled - old tape to one. Surface paper damage to pages 72/73. An early reading copy.
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THE PIED PIPER
Written by Walt Disney. Illustrated by Walt Disney.
Stock no. 812858
Published by John Lane The Bodley Head. 1st 1934. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

From the Walt Disney Silly Symphony. The town of Hamelin was over-run with rats; the townsfolk simply couldn't get rid of them. So the Mayor offered a large reward to the first person who could clear the rats away... Pictorial paper boards. Colour pictorial endpapers showing Pied Piper leading the rats away. Colour & b/w illustrations. REDUCED from £120. 0.5" loss to top of backstrip affecting 'T' in 'The', base of spine worn. Corners worn. Covers still nice and bright. Minor foxing to endpapers. Some colouring to some b/w illustrations. A few grubby marks to margins. Verso of pictorial wrapper is foxed. Pictorial wrapper is in two halves, spine of wrapper is torn, overall wrapper is edge-worn and torn with a some loss. Overall a nice copy of a scarce item.
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