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MANKA THE SKY GIPSY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818531
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1941. Good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of a wild goose, taking the reader from snow-sheeted mountains and ice-bound seas to secret little lochs where wild birds find sanctuary. Illustrated by beautiful woodcuts which seem to have a life of their own. Blue covers, cream spine with gilt titles. 258 pages. Pale browning to cream spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front endpaper removed. A few minor foxspots. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few small chips, one larger chips to lower front edge and is browned to spine & rear panel.

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SAINT JOAN OF ARC
Written by Vita Sackville-West. Illustrated by Chris Daunt.
Stock no. 1318358
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1995. Very good condition.

Blue cloth, silver title to spine and sword vignette to front. Blue maps to endpapers. Colour frontis. Woodcuts as chapter headers. Light damp spotting(?) to spine and corners of book but contents fine. Silver slipcase is scuffed and starting to split at top edge.

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THE TYGER TRAY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2128138
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1971. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A rich blend of mystery and excitement involving an Indian tray, a tiger skin and some very powerful hocus-pocus! Purple boards with gilt title to spine. B/w woodcut illustrations. ISBN: 041665830X. Ex-lib. with ink stamps to a couple of pages of prelims. Sticky tape marks to covers and rear endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small chips and faded to spine.

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THE BABE'S BOOK OF VERSE
Written by Madeleine Nightingale. Illustrated by C.T. Nightingale.
Stock no. 1816752
Published by Basil Blackwell. 1924. Very good condition.

Slim format. Grey paper boards with onlay to front board. 44 pages. B/w woodcuts. Reprint. Boards browned. Fading inscription in ink to front pastedown. A few grubby fingermarks to contents.

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A HOUSE FOR A MOUSE
Written by Cicely Englefield. Illustrated by Cicely Englefield.
Stock no. 1816547
Published by John Murray. 1st 1936. Very good condition.

The mouse that wanted a house of her own. Brown and cream pictorial boards. Green cloth spine. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 7 x 5". 41 pages plus booklist. Green cloth spine faded and foxed but title to spine still bright. Name in ink to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. Contents clean.

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BILLY WINKS
Written by Cicely Englefield. Illustrated by Cicely Englefield.
Stock no. 1816409
Published by John Murray. 1st 1934. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of an impertinent lizard and how he lost his tail. Fuschia and green pictorial boards. Delightful woodcuts throughout. 41pp plus booklist. 6.75 x 5". Light rubbing to board edges. Fading to top and tail of cloth spine. Blue pencil crayon scribble to front board. Contents clean. Matching pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few chips which affect 'Bil' of the title to spine (missing).

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DEEP SEA CHANTIES
Written by Frank Shay; William McFee. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson.
Stock no. 1316787
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1925. Almost very good condition.

Old Sea Songs with elegant engravings. Large format. Cream spine with blue boards and title onlay to front. Colour and b/w decorations and woodcuts. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine grubby and small piece of title-label on spine missing. Front cover is discoloured causing browning to title-label. Light foxing to contents.

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DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS
Written by John Ruskin. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 1314808
Published by George Allen. 1st thus 1885. Very good condition.

A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of Ninety. Dark green cloth, gilt vignette & title to front. 22 woodcuts in b/w taken from the hand coloured edition of 1823, 4 of the illustrations are by Kate Greenaway. 20 pages. Plain endpapers. Spine and corners bumped, small splash mark to lower edge of rear cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Foxing and fingermarks to contents but generally they are clean. Joints are cracked but binding still tight.

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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2113813
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1942. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

A story about the last gnomes in Britain, their exploration of the Folly Brook and their search for Cloudberry, their long-lost brother who went up the Folly and never returned... Grey cloth, red titles. Enchanting b/w wood-engravings. 200 pages. (The true first edition, as this book was later published with colour plates). Bumping and wear to spine and corners; spotting to couple of corners. Some browning and uneven fading; especially to spine, which also has a damp mark to base. Bookplate to front endpaper. Some foxing - mostly to outer page edges and endpapers. Name in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is in two halves, with spine MISSING; tape marks to edges; much creasing and tears; but both panels are mostly complete!

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THE SMALLER BIRDS
Written by Eric Fitch Daglish. Illustrated by Eric Fitch Daglish.
Stock no. 1501577
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1928. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Animals in Black and White Volume Four. Text and woodcuts. Cream covers with black titles and ornate animal and bird themed border around titles on front cover. 47 pages. 20 birds featured. Some bumping to spine, corners and cover edges. Some edges darkened. Large presentation plate to front endpaper. Browning to endpapers. Contents very good. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and chipped with large closed tear to front panel which has been repaired on verso. Small hole to fold of front flap. Wrapper is grubby with a browned spine.

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THE LAKE OF LUCERNE AND THE FOREST CANTONS
Written by J.C. Heer.
Stock no. 1803903
Published by Th. Shroter. 1900. Very good condition.

Album (edition de luxe) with 800 photographic and woodcut illustrations comprising landscapes, alpine views, architectural pictures, national types and costumes. Translated from the German by John C. Milligan. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt titles. Decorative floral endpapers. Top edge gilt. 331 pages plus additional illustrations to rear. Spine faded, boards unevenly faded. Light stain to spine. A few light scratch marks to rear board and a few indentations to board. Two pinholes to title page which have pierced the prelims else contents very nice.

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MONT BLANC A TREATISE
Written by E. Viollet-Le-Duc; B. Bucknall.
Stock no. 1204139
Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1st 1877. Good condition.

A Treatise on its Geodesical and Geological Constitution; its Transformations; and The Ancient and Recent State of its Glaciers. Blue cloth with gilt & black title and decoration. 112 woodcut illustrations. xvi plus 378 pages and 2 page book list to rear. Edges worn, corners bumped. 1" split to side of spine which is browned. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. One section detached but present pages 65 to 80.

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