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THE BEST OF BB AN ANTHOLOGY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1324178
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1985. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A collection of extracts from all BB's adult books and a few extracts from his timeless children's books as well. Accompanied by the superb scraperboard illustrations of the author. Grey boards, black title to spine. 277 pages. 9.5 x 6.5". ISBN: 0718125649. Spine and corners bumped, some bumping to cover edges. Covers slightly grubby. Textblock is a little grubby and there are some marks to the page margins. Dustwrapper is edge creased and a little grubby, sunned to spine.

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RAMBLINGS OF A SPORTSMAN-NATURALIST
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323855
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w scraperboard illustrations throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Spine bumped. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Light page edge browning. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge creased.

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LORD OF THE FOREST
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323759
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards with gilt title to spine. B/w scraperboard illustrations throughout. 127 pages. A boy herding pigs in a Sussex forest plants an acorn in 1272. This is the story of the giant oak which grew from the acorn. ISBN: 0416836003. Slight bumping to spine and corners. Dustwrapper is price-cut, sunned to spine and top edges (as is usual with this item).

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THE WHITE FOXES OF GORFENLETCH
Written by Henry Tegner. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323628
Published by Hollis & Carter. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green Boards with gilt title to spine. Full page b/w wood engraving illustrations plus chapter headers and footers. 149 pages. 8.5 x 5.5". Spine and corners bumped. Endpapers partly browned. A few foxspots to textblock. Price-cut wrapper is grubby and foxed, chipped to lower front corner with small tear to top front spine edge and name in ink to front panel.

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BRENDON CHASE
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323518
Published by Hollis & Carter. 1954. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Wonderful b/w illustrations. 235 pages. Fourth impression. Top and tail of spine bumped and faded. Damp stain to edge of front cover and prelims. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is worn and torn with some loss to spine and edges. Wrapper is foxed and lightly damp stained.

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BILL BADGER'S VOYAGE TO THE WORLD'S END
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323395
Published by Kaye & Ward Ltd.. 1st 1969. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Captain Bill Badger and his friends are off on a journey to World's End, where they have been told they can have their leaky old barge made new again. Pictorial boards. B/w illustrations throughout. 88 pages. Early Bird Series No. 12. ISBN: 071820171X. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers are grubby, pencil writing erased from front endpaper. Some grubby marks to page margins. Textblock is lightly foxed. Price-cut wrapper (with 'new' publisher price of 10/- net/50p net printed beside this) is slightly foxed and edge worn, wear to base of spine with small patch of surface paper damage to rear panel.

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IT'S MY DELIGHT
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2140732
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1949. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A thorough and entertaining discourse on the art of hunting by orthodox methods. Numerous b/w engravings. Blue/green cloth. 3rd printing. Spotting and some damp marking to covers. Front cover also has a school library gilt stamp. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some grubby marks; nicks and chips at edges.

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MEETING HILL: BB'S FAIRY BOOK
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2140606
Published by Hollis & Carter. 1st 1948. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Well-known fairy tales retold. Green cloth, silver titles to spine. Beautiful colour plates. A few spots to covers; fading along edges. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. The odd margin mark. Wrapper is creased with some tears and chips; a few repairs to verso with sticky tape; a little loss; some marks.

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MANKA THE SKY GIPSY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2140183
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1939. Almost very good condition.

The Story of a Wild Goose. Cream cloth spine, with gilt title; blue cloth covers. B/w frontis and b/w text illustration. 258 pages. Staining to top of spine, which is also browned and bumped. Small nick to blue cloth where it attaches to cloth spine on front cover. Bumping to corners. Browning to cover edges and page edges.

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MONTY WOODPIG'S CARAVAN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2140014
Published by Edmund Ward. 1st 1957. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Yellow boards, green title to spine and vignette to front cover. 4 wonderful colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Monty was a Bachelor Hedgehog of settled habits but he was lonely... Some browning and brown tape glue marks to edges. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. All colour plate are present - some browning. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; a little loss to top of spine; some grubby marks; has been strengthened with sticky tape to edges and folds to verso.

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A SUMMER ON THE NENE
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2139837
Published by Kaye & Ward Ltd.. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

BB forsakes his familiar caravan and Landrover and embarks on the motor cruiser Jolly Enterprise on the quiet byway of the River Nene in Northamptonshire. Green mottled boards, gilt title to spine. Green endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. Colour frontispiece. 158 pages. 10 x 6 inches. ISBN: 0718207513. Bumping to base of spine. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and prelim pages. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks and chips.

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THE QUIET FIELDS
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2139696
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winters winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Super b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718120396. Small damp mark to base of spine (corresponding mark to wrapper). Small inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper has some edge-creasing and browning; small tear to top of spine (repaired to verso).

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