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THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1566-1910 A CATALOGUE
Written by Judith St. John; Edgar Osborne.
Stock no. 2124560
Published by Toronto Public Library. 1966. Very good condition.
Reprint edition, with Minor corrections. Green/blue spine and covers, gilt title. Bumping to corners. Some uneven fading to cover edges and some page edges internally.
FROM THE PENNY DREADFUL TO THE HA'PENNY DREADFUL
Written by Robert J. Kirkpatrick.
Stock no. 2124522
Published by The British Library; Oak Knoll Press. 1st 2013. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A Bibliographic History of the Boys' Periodical in Britain 1762-1950. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 9780712309547. SIGNED by author to title page. Light bumping to base of spine. Contents are fine. Some edge-creasing to wrapper.
THE JENNINGS COMPANION
Written by David Bathurst.
Stock no. 2124510
Published by Summersdale. 1st 1995. Slightly better than very good condition.
Red pictorial cardwraps. Fossilised fish hooks! Crystallised cheesecakes! This book is the definitive companion volume to the 25 Jennings titles that appeared between 1950 and 1995. ISBN: 1873475497. SIGNED by author to title page. Spine is faded.
THE ILLUSTRATORS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Written by Graham Ovenden; John Davis.
Stock no. 2124406
Published by Academy Editions. 1st 1972. Very good condition.
Yellow pictorial cardwraps. B/w and colour illustrations throughout. A collection of some of the best and most interesting illustrations done over the last century. Edited by Ovenden, introduction by Davis. Spine is bumped and faded. Some creasing to over edges. A few marks to outer page edges. Contents are still excellent.
No author listed. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
Stock no. 1815631
Published by Coronet Books. 1st thus 1975. Slightly better than very good condition.
Large format. Illustrated cardwraps. Introduction by Keith Nicholson. A tribute to the illustrator Kay Nielsen with examples of her work in wonderful full page colour illustrations. ISBN: 0340189835. Slight fading to spine.
THE MANIACS GUIDE TO THE BIGGLES BOOKS
Written by Rowland Smythe.
Stock no. 2124258
Published by Ventos Books. 1st 1993. Very good condition.
The Readers Guide to all 100 Biggles Books. Excellent reference for the collector. Pictorial card wraps. Colour plates. ISBN: 0952163101. Creasing to cover and some page corners. Contents are still excellent.
CATALOGUE OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE COLLECTION
Written by Roland Austin.
Stock no. 2124169
Published by Gloucestershire County Library. 1st 1928. Very good condition.
Books, Pamphlets and Documents in the Gloucester Public Library Relating to the County, Cities, Towns and Villages of Gloucestershire. Brown cloth spine, green boards. xii + 1236 pages. B/w illustrations. Big heavy volume. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
ARTHUR RACKHAM HIS LIFE AND WORK
Written by Derek Hudson. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1317086
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1960. Very good condition.
Large format. Maroon cloth, black title label with gilt title to spine. Green and white pictorial endpapers. Beautiful colour and b/w plates throughout (including photos, also b/w text illustrations. 180 pages. An invaluable book for the Rackham collector. Spine slightly bumped, some light rubbing to cover edges and a few small spots to covers. Ex-libris label to front pastedown.
VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Written by Percy Muir.
Stock no. 1317084
Published by Portman Books. 1st thus 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Until the first appearance of this book in 1971, no overall chronicle of Victorian illustrated books was available. Fully illustrated in b/w. Includes sections at the end of each chapter listing the most important books of each period. An essential reference work. This is the revised impression. Maroon boards. 287 pages includes index. ISBN: 0713407255. Spine and corners bumped. Some faint evidence of pencil writing (now erased) to top corner of front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is badly sunned to spine.
THE TELLING LINE
Written by Douglas Martin.
Stock no. 1317083
Published by Julia MacRae Books. 1st 1989. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Essays on fifteen contemporary book illustrators including: Charles Keeping, Brian Wildsmith, Shirley Hughes, Jan Pienkowski, Helen Oxenbury, Quentin Blake, and Michael Foreman among others. Large format. Dark grey boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 320 pages including index. ISBN: 0862033330. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Evidence of old pencil price erased to front endpaper. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is just a little edge rubbed with some lifting of laminate.
THE CHILDREN'S ANNUAL A HISTORY AND COLLECTOR'S GUIDE
Written by Alan Clark.
Stock no. 1317081
Published by Boxtree. 1st 1988. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Large format. An invaluable reference book. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1852832126. Corners bumped. Top of spine damaged. Small, light damp stain to top corners of last 40 pages else contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is damaged with loss to top of spine.
THE HAMER COMIC ANNUAL GUIDE No. 1
Written by Martin Hamer.
Stock no. 1317078
Published by Hamer 20th Century Books. 1st 2000. Very good condition.
Pictorial card wraps. Colour photos. A valuable reference guide to collecting children's annuals. ISBN: 0953787508. Slight rubbing to spine and corners and very slight fading to spine. Crease to top corner of front cover. A few light pencil annotations.