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MOTHER GOOSE THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES (TWO VOLUMES)
No author listed. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1324389
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1952. Slightly better than very good condition.

Originally published in 1913, this is the 2 volume set first published in 1952. White and blue pictorial cloth. Numerous colour plates and b/w drawings to each volume. 7 x 5.5". Unpaginated (each 1cm thick). Spines slightly bumped. Some light browning to spine of volume two. Covers of the two volumes are superbly bright and clean. Endpapers are partly browned and there is some foxing to page margins and textblock. A nice set.

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PEACOCK PIE
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Jocelyn Crowe.
Stock no. 1324077
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus 1936. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Book of Rhymes. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 81 little pictures in colour. Spine bumped. Tiny dent to top edge of front cover. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers. Price-cut wrapper is slightly grubby and a little torn/chipped at edges.

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A BOOK OF RIGMAROLES OR JINGLE RHYMES
Written by Enid Marx. Illustrated by Enid Marx.
Stock no. 1323800
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1945. Almost very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 12. Pictorial paperwraps. First rhyme is "10 Little Nigger Boys". Colour & b/w illustrations. Staples rusty. Covers a bit grubby, small tear to spine edge of rear cover. Heavy foxing to page margins. Page 2 is a little grubby.

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LITTLE MISCHIEF BUBBLE BOOK
Written by Ralph Mayhew; Burges Johnson. Illustrated by Rhoda C. Chase.
Stock no. 1323714
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1920. Very good condition.

The tenth Bubble Book. Small format. Pictorial paperboards. 3 rhymes with accompanying gramophone records. Colour illustrations. Covers lightly edge rubbed and foxed. Some browning to title-page and last text page. Records are untested but present and complete.

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A CHILD'S DAY
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Carine Cadby; Will Cadby.
Stock no. 1323710
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1st 1912. Very good condition.

A book of rhymes. B;ue cloth with dark blue titles and pictorial onlay to front. 56 numbered pages. Lovely b/w tipped-in photography plates of a young girl in different poses. Printed on grey paper. Spine and corners bumped, spine slightly darkened. Rear cover is partly discoloured with a few small pink marks. Small mark to pictorial onlay. Front cover is slightly warped. Some light foxing to the plates and light browning to the endpapers.

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15 NURSERY RHYMES
No author listed. Illustrated by Clarke Hutton.
Stock no. 1323671
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1941. Almost very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 17. Pictorial paperwraps. Colour illustrations. Covers have been reattached with glue, some seepage has caused damage to the last page. Some light foxspots but contents are clean. 2nd issue of the 1st edition.

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MERRIE GAMES IN RHYME
Written by Emmeline M. Plunket. Illustrated by Emmeline M. Plunket.
Stock no. 1824223
Published by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.. 1st 1886. Good condition.

Merrie Games in Rhyme from Ye Olden Time. Grey pictorial boards, red and yellow title to front, yellow title to spine. Every page elaborately decorated in red and black. Instructions for the songs and games. Boards a little grubby and rubbed at corners. Hinges are pulled wide but binding is still holding. Grubby marks and browning to contents.

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PEACOCK PIE
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Claude Lovat Fraser.
Stock no. 1323526
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1924. Almost very good condition.

Limited to 250 signed and numbered copies. Cloth spine with gilt title, grey boards. 127 pages, top edge gilt and others untrimmed. 16 colour plates. SIGNED by the artist to limitation page, this is copy no. 212. Endpapers are partly browned else contents are clean. Spine is darkened and worn at top with a small split to front edge. Corners are slightly bumped and worn.

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DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop.
Stock no. 1323471
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1922. Almost very good condition.

A Book of Fairy Poems. Limited edition of 325 copies, cream boards with gilt titles and vignette to front cover.. Colour frontis and 2 other plates. B/w illustrations throughout. 193 pages, top edge gilt others untrimmed. SIGNED by the author to the limitation page. This is copy no. 214. Spine and corners are slightly bumped and rubbed. Spine is browned, covers are grubby. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers and tissue-guard of frontis are browned else contents are clean.

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ONE OLD OXFORD OX
Written by Nicola Bayley. Illustrated by Nicola Bayley.
Stock no. 1824095
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1977. Very good condition.

A counting book featuring a tongue-twister and lovely colour illustrations for each number from 1 to 12. Glazed pictorial boards. Unpaginated. 10 x 7. 5 inches. ISBN: 022401353X. Boards very lightly scuffed, spine lightly faded. A few small marks to contents and light finger creasing to margins.

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A CHILD'S DAY
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Carine Cadby; Will Cadby.
Stock no. 1824070
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 1920. Almost very good condition.

A book of rhymes. Beige boards with brown titles and decorative frame to pictorial onlay. 56 numbered pages. Lovely b/w tipped-in plates of a young girl in different poses. Printed on burnt orange coloured paper. Spine split at front and rear edge. Boards a little scuffed and marked. Gift inscription in ink to front pastedown. Minor discolouring to lower edge of prelims. One or two plates have minor corner creases.

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PEACOCK PIE
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Claude Lovat Fraser.
Stock no. 1824069
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st USA 1924. Almost very good condition.

Blue cloth, gilt title to spine and peacock vignette to front. 127 numbered pages. 16 colour plates. Boards brihggt, spine lightly browned. Minor foxing to text block. Foxing to contents. Couple of hinges pulled but binding is nice and tight.

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