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IMPORTANT PEOPLE
Written by Brenda E. Spender. Illustrated by J.H. Dowd.
Stock no. 2131042
Published by Country Life Limited. 1948. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Popular edition. Large format. Yellow cloth, blue titles and vignette to front cover. Pencil sketches showing "all the experiment and wonder of the child in growing". Covers have some very light dampstains, with a couple of chips, top corner of front cover is badly bumped resulting in light corner creasing to pages. Wrapper is unevenly browned, edge-creased and slightly chipped with damp staining to spine and rear panel. Contents very good, bright and clean.

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SWALLOW OF THE SEA
Written by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe. Illustrated by Margaret Dobson.
Stock no. 2127829
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1937. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth with silver titles and decorations. Pages from a Yacht's Log. Includes a few of the author's prose sketches and lyrics plus two short plays, written while cruising in the Sea Swallow. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 159 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Foxing to prelims and edge of textblock. Spine slightly sunned. Contents bright and clean.

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A WORLD OF ONE'S OWN
Written by Christopher Whitfield. Illustrated by Geoffrey Miller.
Stock no. 2125503
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Twenty-Four Country Essays set in that undulating and tranquil part of Warwickshire which lies between Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick and, for the rest, in the North Cotswolds. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine and brown title to front. B/w wood engravings. Some fading to top and tail of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with uneven browning to covers; some loss to top and tail of spine. Wrapper almost in two sections (split along front fold of spine).

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BOWMANSHIP
Written by Frank L. Bilson.
Stock no. 2118761
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, white title to spine. B/w photos. Bumping to spine and corners. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few tears; some grubby marks. A little loss.

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PEOPLE OF IMPORTANCE
Written by Brenda E. Spender. Illustrated by J.H. Dowd.
Stock no. 1504628
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1934. Slightly better than good condition.

Green cloth spine, gilt titles. Grey boards with green title to front. Delightful pencil sketches of children and their doings. Spine bumped and browned. Covers very marked and heavy wear to corners. A few b/w photos of a child have been stuck to pages and one to front pastedown. A couple of hinges cracked. Only one tissue guard present and it is torn. Some fox spots and marks to contents including erased pencil writing to one page. Colouring to one small illustration. Light page browning.

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ON'Y TONY AND THE DRAGON
Written by Brenda E. Spender. Illustrated by Barbara Turner.
Stock no. 1502426
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

On'y Tony meets Bell's brother, known as the Dragon, and through him did a great many very naughty things. Pale blue marble effect boards with blue spine and dark blue titles. B/w illustrations. 80 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Top of spine darkened, edges of covers browned and foxed. Endpapers browned. One hinge cracked. Dustwrapper has loss from top and bottom of spine and is also torn along the spine. Also loss at bottom of front panel, tears and chipping elsewhere. Spine very browned, rear panel a bit grubby.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) A SEASIDE HOLIDAY
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 2113326
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1952. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Large format, cloth spine, pictorial boards. Bright colour lithographic illustrations throughout. Heavy bumping to a couple of corners. A little foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with large tear to spine - 2/3rds of wrapper spine MISSING; other tears and chips; some with loss. Wrapper is also marked.

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ON'Y TONY
Written by Brenda E. Spender. Illustrated by B. Turner.
Stock no. 1311832
Published by Country Life Limited. 1936. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of three ponies and a little boy. Green cloth spine, brown marble effect boards. B/w illustrations. 96 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Some light foxing else contents clean. Yellow dustwrapper is slightly edge chipped and faded to spine and edges.

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MORNING FLIGHT A BOOK OF WILDFOWL
Written by Peter Scott. Illustrated by Peter Scott.
Stock no. 1207782
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1935. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The SIGNED Limited Edition. Scott's book brings a rush of memory to anyone who has delighted in wild places. Large format. Black cloth spine with gilt titles. Beige boards. Exquisite tissue-guarded mounted colour plates plus numerous b/w plates. xiii + 138 pages. SIGNED BY author. Copy no. 564. Book: all plates present. Covers edges slightly darkened. Contents fine. Blue wrapper price-clipped, browned and edge-chipped.

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GODS AND MORTALS IN LOVE
Written by Hugh Ross Williamson. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 2112519
Published by Country Life Limited. Circa 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

"A book with coloured pictures and an illustrated book are not quite the same thing... each has its own function and its own appeal. This is presented as a book with coloured pictures" - Edmund Dulac. 9 dramatic colour plates depicting gods and heroes of Greek legends. Blue/grey buckram, blue titles. 83pp. 11.25 x 8.75". Some browning to covers. Wear to edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some grubby marks to endpapers and a few page margins. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with a little loss; creased and grubby.

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RAJAH THE ELEPHANT
Written by M.E. Buckingham. Illustrated by Maurice Tulloch.
Stock no. 2111267
Published by Country Life Limited. 1st 1937. Almost very good condition.

Light grey cloth, dark blue titles. Charming b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Grubby marks and a little crayon marks to covers. Some foxing and odd margin mark, but contents are generally very good.

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GENTIANS
Written by David Wilkie. Illustrated by John Nash.
Stock no. 1603831
Published by Country Life Limited. 1950. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Revised edition. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w photos. Colour frontis by John Nash. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Edge fading to cloth on boards. Scattered foxing. Wrapper is edge torn and chipped with a little loss and a few grubby marks.

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