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Stock no. 1405804
Published by Dean's Rag Book Co. Ltd.. Nearly fine condition.
Small format 5 x 4". Pictorial covers, chick to front, goat kid to rear. 2 cloth leaves plus inside of covers gives 6 pictures of animals, no text. Covers slightly faded otherwise book in excellent condition. Contained in publisher's original film bag which is creased. Front of bag split. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE TEMPLE OF FLORA
Written by Stephen Harris. Illustrated by Robert Thornton.
Stock no. 1812676
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Fine condition.
Very large format. The first ever full-size facsimile of the greatest English florilegium. Quarter-bound in Nigerian goatskin, cloth sides. Front board printed and blocked with design by David Eccles from 'The Night-Blowing Cereus'. 232 pages with 9 preliminary monochrome plates, 5 preliminary colour plates and 29 flower illustrations. Text printed on felt-marked Modigliani Neve paper and plates printed on Modigliani Insize. Green ribbon marker. Coloured top edges. Book Size: 22.5" x 18.25".Commentary volume by Stephen Harris. Presented in solander box, bound in buckram. 128 pages. 12" x 8.25". Of the Limited edition of 1980 copies only 600 have been bound into book form. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. Includes 2 loosely inserted prints 'for you to frame'. Copy No. 7. Contained in original packaging from the Folio Society: polystyrene (a little loss and reinforced/repaired with brown tape) and cardboard box. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE SURINAM ALBUM
Written by Julie Harvey. Illustrated by Maria Sybylla Merian.
Stock no. 1812675
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.
Facsimile edition with introductory booklet in custom made clamshell box. 91 watercolour facsimiles from the Maria Sibylla Merian Collection in the British Museum. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' great painters of plants and animals. Limited edition of 1000. A sturdy inner panel holds the commentary volume underneath. This is bound in green cloth and printed on high-quality white laid paper. Julie Harvey of the Entomology Library at the Natural History Museum has written a fascinating introduction to Merian's work, setting it in context and providing an overview of her life and times. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. Small scuff mark to top of rear board (minor). Else a beautiful copy. Copy No. 16 of 1000. Clam shell case is in fine condition. Contained in original packaging from the Folio Society - polystyrene (reinforced and repaired with brown tape) and cardboard box. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
RUPERT ANNUAL 2010
Written by Stuart Trotter.
Stock no. 1316106
Published by Egmont Books Ltd.. 2010. Fine condition.
The 75th Rupert annual. Celebrating 90 years of the little bear from 1920-2010, from Tourtel to Trotter. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781405252393. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners else a fine copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
SPORTS AND GAMES
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Ogle.
Stock no. 1316063
1st 1924. Almost very good condition.
A Book for Children, With a Story for Every Month In the Year. A Scarce, early Enid Blyton book, with 4 exceptional colour illustrations. Stiff cardwraps. Covers slightly browned and a little worn at spine and corners. Light scratch marks to front cover and a small damp spot to lower edge of front cover. Front and rear hinges feel like they may have been re-glued. Staples rusty. Contents detached at lower staple. Light page browning and some foxspots. A nice copy of a scarce Blyton book. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Written by Enid Blyton.
Stock no. 1316062
Published by J. Saville & Co.. 1st 1922. Very good condition.
Enid Blyton's first book for children. Oblong format. Yellow pictorial cardwraps. 24 pages. A book of poems for children. Covers edge slightly rubbed and covers just a little grubby. Some pale brown marks to contents and some foxspots. This is a nice copy of a very scarce book. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
FIVE GO TO SMUGGLER'S TOP
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 1316054
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1945. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth, black titles. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour frontis, b/w and two-colour illustrations. Spine bumped. Some very light spotting to covers and rubbing to spine edges. Light foxing to outer page edges. Tiny piece of loss to lower corner of page 53 (margin only - no text). Some light brown marks to page margins. Contents generally very clean. Original dustwrapper is not price-cut, is slightly edge rubbed/creased with some slight loss to top and tail of spine and light browning to spine. With SIGNED bookmark (not dedicated to anyone). This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
Written by Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington. Illustrated by John Buckland-Wright.
Stock no. 2121848
Published by Folio Society. 2007. Fine condition.
A limited edition of 1750 numbered copies, bound in red leather with a blocked design in gilt and green. Includes a booklet entitled 'The Happy Art of Narration' Readings of Boccaccio and the Decameron. B/w aquatints. Dark green ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. Translated by Richard Aldington. This is Copy No. 683. Booklet is also in Fine condition. All contained in a green 'box' case, with gilt title to spine; in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
WAR AND PEACE
Written by Leo Tolstoy. Illustrated by Feliks Topolski.
Stock no. 2121847
Published by Folio Society. 2006. Fine condition.
This edition is Limited to 1750 Numbered copies. Bound by Real Lachenmaier, Germany, In Wassa Goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. Translated and with an introduction by Rosemary Edmonds. With a special booklet 'What is War and Peace?' by John Bayley - 12 pages. This is Copy No. 1662. Booklet is also in fine condition. Contained in large black 'box' case, which is also in Fine condition. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
A COMING OF AGE AN ANGLER'S SEARCH FOR SOLITUDE CONTINUES
Written by Stuart Harris. Illustrated by Adam Entwistle.
Stock no. 2121616
Published by The Little Egret Press. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
Brown boards with gilt title to spine. Colour photos and some drawings throughout. Limited edition to 500 Hardback Copies. This is Copy No. 71 (bookplate stating this stuck to free front endpaper. Also Certificate SIGNED by author and Designer loosely inserted. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
THE OTHER POINT OF VIEW
Written by Chris Purkis. Illustrated by Chris Purkis.
Stock no. 1405526
circa 2008. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Blue boards. Blue pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Top of spine a little rubbed. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is a little edge rubbed. Remains of a white sticker to top of front panel. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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LAST VICTORY IN RUSSIA
Written by George M. Nipe.
Stock no. 2121426
Published by Schiffer Military History. 1st 2000. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The SS-Panzerkorps and Manstein's Kharkov Counteroffensive February - March 1943. Large format. Beige cloth with black titles. B/w photos. ISBN: 0764311867. This copy would make a wonderful gift.