Lilian A. Govey
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Small format. 4.5 x 3.75". Light green boards with gilt title to front and colour onlay. Colour plates plus b/w vignettes to text. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Covers are lightly discoloured. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some light foxing to contents.
THE PANSY BOOK
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; William Blake; et al. Illustrated by Chloe Preston; Lilian A. Govey; et al.; Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2129168
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. Good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Edited by Strang. Colour plates, b/w and two-tone illustrations. One corner of onlay to front cover has been torn off. Spine is faded with damp stains spreading to both boards. Bumping and wear to covers and corners. Some foxing throughout. Colour plates are still very good.
Green cloth spine, dark boards with pictorial onlay to front cover, green silhouettes and white title. Contains 5 stories: The Creepie-Man; The Wonderful Journey of Be-Wee The Gnome; How Be-Wee Built a House Under the Punker-Tree; The Creepie-Man's Poke-Sack; The Needle-Witch's Pepper Pot. 20 colour plates. B/w illustrations. Surface paper lifting/damage to top corner of front cover and lower half of rear cover. Some other scuffs and marks to covers; bumping to corners. Presentation plate to front pastedown, with name in ink. A few edge-chips to front endpaper, which is also browned. Some margin marks, browning and a little foxing. All plates present.
Blue pictorial cloth. B/w frontis plus b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little fading to spine. Some scuff marks to covers. Page browning; some foxing.
MRS STRANG'S ANNUAL FOR CHILDREN
Written by Dorothy Brown; Agnes Grozier Herbertson; Jessie Pope; Natalie Joan; Thora Stowell; et al. Illustrated by M.A. Peart; Lilian A. Govey; M. Sankey; C.E. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 1506879
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Fair condition.
Large format. Grey paper boards with onlay to front of children sat by trees in blossom listening to story. Colour plates, three-tone and b/w illustrations. First story The House in the Tree. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Onlay to spine very worn. browning to some cover edges. Rear joint broken, some hinges cracked. Endpapers browned. A few grubby marks to contents. Foxing to text block.
MY BIG PICTURE BOOK
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Millicent Sowerby; Lilian A. Govey; E. Dorothy Rees; Anne Anderson; et al..
Stock no. 1505710
Published by Humphrey Milford. circa 1935. Almost very good condition.
Large format 11 x 8.5". Cloth spine, green covers, red titles and picture of children in hay field to front cover. Full page colour illustrations and b/w text illustrations. Contains stories and rhymes. Spine bumped, faded and worn with small tear to top edge. Wear to corners and cover edges. Rear cover scuffed, a few small marks to front cover. Belongs to box completed in ink, dated 1935. Previous owner's small label to front pastedown, tape residue to top edge of title page. One hinge cracked. Foxing, mainly to endpapers, prelims and page edges. Contents generally clean.
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MY BIG BOOK OF PICTURES
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Alan Anderson; Alan Wright; Lilian A. Govey; et al..
Stock no. 1405182
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. Slightly better than good condition.
One of Mrs Strang's Play Books. Front cover shows children flying kite. Board pages bound by three strips of webbing. 9 x 7.5" Contains 10 full page colour illustrations with two lines of rhyme beneath. Loss of surface from bottom inside corner of front cover approx. 2 x 1". Slight wear to board edges. Covers a little grubby with a couple of tiny spots of surface paper damage on front cover. Light brown stains to bottom inside corner of all pages but gets less as you go through book. Top margins are slightly grubby. Colours bright.
PRETTY PUSSY'S PLAY BOOK
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Millicent Sowerby; Vernon Stokes; Lilian A. Govey; et al..
Stock no. 1505378
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. circa 1920. Almost very good condition.
Mrs. Strang's Play Books series. Unbreakable Books. 9 x 7.5". Pictorial boards show kittens and puppy to front, cow and cats to rear. Board pages, 10 illustrations internally including inside covers with two lines of text below each, 4 are by Sowerby. Pages bound with strips of tape. Wear to corners and cover edges. Covers a little grubby. Name and price in pencil to top margin on inside of front cover. Grubby marks to margins. Illustrations still bright.
Large format. Cloths pine, buff boards with black titles and decoration to front along with a large colour onlay. 20 children's songs set to music. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers just a little grubby. Small chip to spine edge of front cover (small patch of paper covering missing). Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to contents.
Large format. Cream cloth spine, pictorial front board shows boy in a toy car with girl sat on the bonnet waving to the reader. First story "The Rabbity Ruffikins Family". Colour plates plus b/w illustrations to text. 144 pages. Spine and corners bumped. A few light spots to covers and some light rubbing at edges. Old price (75p) in black biro to front pastedown. Some grubby fingermarks but contents generally clean.
THE GREAT BOOK FOR TINIES
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang. Illustrated by Millicent Sowerby; Lilian A. Govey; Angusine Macgregor; et al..
Stock no. 1302487
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1926. Very good condition.
Pictorial boards, front cover shows a young child picking daisies; captioned 'Daisy Chain'. First story is "The Very Best Babies". Spine slightly bumped, spine and corners lightly worn. A few tiny marks to covers and a couple of small surface paper scrapes to front cover. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Contents clean.