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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 SUPPLEMENT No. 2
Written by Martin Hamer.
Stock no. 1317079
Published by Hamer 20th Century Books. 1st 2002. Fine condition.
Blue pictorial card wraps. Colour photos. ISBN: 0953787516.
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.
Written by L. Frank Baum; Douglas G. Greene; Peter E. Hanff; Dick Martin; James E. Haff; David L. Greene.
Stock no. 1317076
Published by The International Wizard Of Oz Club Inc.. 2002. Fine condition.
A concise bibliographical checklist of the Oz Books by Baum and his Successors. Revised and expanded edition. Green cardwraps. 146 pages. ISBN: 1930764022.
ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS
Written by John Carter; Nicolas Barker.
Stock no. 1317075
Published by Werner Shaw Ltd.. 7th 1994. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
An essential reference book. Seventh edition, revised by Barker. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine of dustwrapper is faded.
THE JOURNAL OF BEATRIX POTTER FROM 1881 TO 1897
Written by Beatrix Potter; Leslie Linder. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1317074
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.
Illustrated with facsimile pages from Beatrix Potter's secret journal which was written for her eyes only. Green boards with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 28 colour illustrations and 39 b/w. ISBN: 0723201390. Spine and corners bumped. Textblock is a little grubby. Musty smell to contents. Price-cut wrapper is very worn with masking tape repairs on verso, however, there is only very slight loss.
WORKS OF MAURICE SENDAK REVISED & EXPANDED TO 2001
Written by Maurice Sendak; Joyce Y. Hanrahan. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Stock no. 1317073
Published by Custom Communications. 1st thus 2001. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A Collection With Comments. Green cloth with gilt title to spine. A reference work on Maurice Sendak intended primarily as a bibliographical tool for collectors and librarians. This edition includes indexes and an appendix on foreign editions. ISBN: 1892168073. Spine of dustwrapper is faded (also affecting spine edges of front and rear panels).
R.M. BALLANTYNE A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST EDITIONS
Written by R.M. Ballantyne; Eric Quayle.
Stock no. 1317072
Published by Dawsons Of Pall Mall. 1st 1968. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A definitive work and indispensable tool for collectors and students of juvenile literature of the nineteenth century. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 128 pages. ISBN: 0712902201. Minimal bumping to spine. Contents fine. Cream dustwrapper is edge worn and slightly grubby, small tear to lower corner of front panel.
CHILDREN'S FICTION 1900-1950
Written by Cooper. John; Jonathan Cooper.
Stock no. 1317071
Published by Ashgate Publishing Company. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Alphabetically arranged entries on popular children's writers, each entry provides information on the author's pseudonyms, date of birth, nationality, titles of work, place and date of publication and the publisher's name. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 228 pages. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 185928289X.