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"The Sunshine Series. Pictorial boards. 15 colour plates. 128 pages. 10 x 7.5". A little bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Top and bottom edge of spine faded. Presentation plate to front endpaper. 15 written twice to endpapers. Some light browning and foxing to endpapers and page edges but otherwise contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some creasing, rear panel slightly grubby, front flap creased. Some staining and foxing on verso.
Brown boards with gilt title and vignette to front. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Patterned endpapers. 110 pages. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Front board edge a little rubbed. Browning to endpapers and prelims. Name and date to flyleaf. Browning and some foxing to some pages else contents are generally clean.
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb; William Shakespeare. Illustrated by A.E. Jackson.
Stock no. 1314954
Published by Ward Lock & Co Ltd.. circa 1925. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Prince Charming Colour Book series. 48 colour plates (including endpapers). Beige cloth, colour pictorial onlay to front. 472 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Tiny booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Joint between endpaper and half-title is cracked but holding firm. Tear/crease to edge of half-title. Inscription in ink (dated 1925) to verso of frontis. Foxing to page edges. Some light fingermarks to page margins. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with loss to top of spine, vertical crease to edge of front flap.
40 tipped in colour plates, tissue guarded. Green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. 143 pages. 11 x 8.5". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine, with some wear. A few marks to covers. Damp mark to top of outer page edges. Some browning and foxing.
12 glorious tipped-in colour plates. 2 turquoise plates plus decorations on every page. Large format. Red cloth, gilt spine and blind decorations to covers. Turquoise pictorial endpapers. 239 numbered pages includes index of first lines. Spine and corners bumped. Spine faded. Small mark to top edge of front cover. A few tiny indentations to cover edges. 1 plate (and mount) detached but all plates are present and in fine condition. The detached mount has ragged edges. Some hinges are cracked/pulled showing webbing beneath. Some light foxing. Tissue-guards of plates are slightly browned and some are slightly torn.
40 tipped in colour plates, tissue guarded. Green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. 143 pages. 11 x 8.5". Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Slight discolouration of cloth to front edge of spine. Endpapers browned. Small name plate to front pastedown (dated Dec 25 1912). Plates all present and in fine condition, paper guard to frontis creased. Foxing to textblock. A nice copy.
Large format. Beige cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front. 8 colour plates painted in Tempera. 98 numbered pages. Bumping to spine and corners. Some scuffing/chipping to cloth along bottom edge of front cover. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins.
Oblong format. Green cloth boards, gilt titles, bevelled edges. Colour & b/w illustrations. A few marks to contents. Front endpaper torn at gutter edge with no loss. Hinges pulled, rear hinge messy with creasing to rear endpaper and small chips to edges.
Light brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 40 exquisite colour plates mounted on cream paper. Large format. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Light damp stain to lower spine edge of front cover. A few small marks to covers. All plates present, one has a small tear at lower edge but all others are in fine condition. Tissue-guard of torn plate and facing text page also have tears (larger). Foxing to contents. Contents are a little loose but binding is still tight.
SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1314200
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1908. Very good condition.
Signed limited edition of 350 copies. Printed on handmade paper and bound in white vellum, gilt. 40 superb tipped-in colour plates on dark green mounts with captioned tissue-guards. 143 pages. Large, heavy format. SIGNED by the artist, this is copy no. 53. A few small, light marks to covers. Silk ties are missing. Foxing to textblock and to some page margins. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf.
Large format. Beige cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front. 8 colour plates painted in Tempera. 98 numbered pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Some slight darkening to cover edges. Endpapers and page edges lightly browned, some light foxing to contents. A nice copy.
SHAKESPEARE TALES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS and WHEN SHAKESPEARE WAS A BOY
Written by F.J. Furnivall; William Shakespeare. Illustrated by John H.F. Bacon; et al..
Stock no. 1309876
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Very good condition.
The Golden Treasury Library. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and large pictorial onlay to front cover. 6 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Some light scuffing to the edge of the pictorial onlay. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Heavy foxing to contents.