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THE SWALLOWS & AMAZONS ADVENTURES (6 VOLUME SET)
Written by Arthur Ransome. Illustrated by Arthur Ransome; Nancy Blackett.
Stock no. 1816941
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st thus 2005. Fine condition.

Boxed set of 6 of the 'Swallows & Amazons' titles: Swallows and Amazons; Swallowdale; Peter Duck; Pigeon Post; We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea; The Picts and the Martyrs. Contained in publisher's slipcase, just lightly scuffed.

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THE GREAT BOOK OF BRITAINS: 100 YEARS OF BRITAINS TOY SOLDIERS 1893-1993
Written by James Opie.
Stock no. 1816909
Published by New Cavendish Books. 1st 1993. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large oblong format. Blue boards, white titles. Colour photos. 640 pages. ISBN: 1872727328. Two small puncture holes to top rear edge of spine also slightly visible on dustwrapper. Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine and front panel.

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NICHOLAS AND THE FAST MOVING DIESEL
Written by Edward Ardizzone. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2128666
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1947. Good condition.

Large format. Yellow pictorial boards. Delightful colour illustrations. Text is printed in Ardizonne's handwriting. Spine repaired with 3" loss to top and remains of tape repairs. Corners worn. Boards slightly faded and discoloured with remains of tapemarks to spine edges. One page has closed tape repair to top margin. Front endpaper is foxed. Overall a decent copy of an extremely rare Ardizzone title.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 2128588
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1919. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Russet cloth with gilt title to spine and elaborate peacock and elephant design to front cover. 20 superb colour plates, tipped onto cream card with decorative border and each with a tissue-guard. Cloth and gilt are beautifully bright (where they've been protected by wrapper). Some foxing and light marks to endpapers and outer page edges. All plates are present and in super condition! Scarce wrapper has darkened to spine; a little edge-creasing; a few small tears and chips to corners and top and tail of spine. A few grubby marks to rear of wrapper. Onlay to front of wrapper is still bright.

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BEYOND THE MOON
Written by Florence Perkins. Illustrated by Jean Du Bouillier.
Stock no. 2128586
Published by The Schauer Printing Studio, Inc.. 1st 1928. Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Large format. American Edition. Blue spine. Rainbow striped covers with black illustration/title to front. 7 full-page b/w illustrations to accompany the rhymes. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. There are Inscriptions and annotations in ink, which appear to be by the Author (possibly a proof copy?). Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; a few 1-2" pieces of loss to spine; smaller loss to edges; some grubby marks.

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WORRALS CARRIES ON
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 2128584
Published by Lutterworth Press. 1st 1942. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Grey cloth, red titles. B/w illustrations. 143 pages. Spine is a bit browned. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper has a few large tears and chips, but still only has minimal loss to corners and top and tail of spine; a few grubby marks to wrapper. Front panel with picture and title is still nice and complete.

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ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES
No author listed. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2128582
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1913. Very good condition.

A personalised collection of 44 colour plates of Rackham's past work brought together in one sumptuous volume with introduction by Arthur Quiller-Couch. This is the Deluxe Limited edition of 1030 copies. Gold pictorial white cloth with gold lettering to cover and spine. Top edge gilt. All others untrimmed. Plates mounted on stiff brown paper. 10 b/w drawings plus a sketch of a bookplate on front paste-down. SIGNED by Illustrator. This is Copy No. 622. Spine is browned with some grubby marks; gilt to spine has faded. A few other grubby marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some tissue-guards. A few margin marks. Wrinkling to page edges of some pages. Plates are still excellent!

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PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2128581
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1912. Very good condition.

This is the "New Edition", a reprint of the first but with a new colour frontis and an additional 7 b/w drawings. 50 superb tipped-in colour plates distributed throughout the book. Numerous b/w drawings including some full-page. Green cloth, elaborate gilt decorations to front cover and spine. 126 pages. Large format, 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Front cover is browned, gilt is still bright. Smaller amount of browning to rear cover. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing - heaviest to endpapers and outer page edges; some to page margins. Tipped-in colour plates are exquisite!

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THE SEA (2 VOLUMES)
Written by F. Whymper.
Stock no. 2128580
Published by Cassell Petter & Galpin. Very good condition.

Four volumes in two. Three-quarter dark green leather binding. Gilt titles and decorations to spines. B/w illustrations. The Sea, its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism. A few small marks/spotting to covers. Brown mark to rear cover of one volume. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and some page margins. Corner creasing to a few pages. Leather to spine and corners is still lovely and bright.

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THE CLASSIC BOATING NOVELS OF ARTHUR RANSOME (12 VOLUMES)
Written by Arthur Ransome. Illustrated by Arthur Ransome; Nancy Blackett.
Stock no. 1816828
Published by Jonathan Cape. Circa 2010. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

All twelve volumes, contained in blue slip case with gilt titles to ends. Titles include: Swallows and Amazons, Swallowdale; Peter Duck; Winter Holiday; Coot Club; Pigeon Post; We Didn't Mean To Go to Sea; Secret Water; The Big Six; Missee Lee; Picts & Martyrs; Great Northern. Green boards, gilt titles to spines. B/w illustrations. Slipcase is a little scuffed, a little marked, and a little worn at edges, there is also a large stain on the top edge. Books are in fine condition.

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RICHARD AND THE GOLDEN HORSE SHOE
Written by Violet Needham. Illustrated by Joyce Bruce.
Stock no. 2128494
Published by Collins. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. Bumping to spine; small fade marks to top and tail. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; a few small bits of loss; tape glue mark to top of spine.

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THE FOURTH BULL TERRIER BOOK
Written by Margaret O. Sweeten; et al.
Stock no. 2128419
Published by The Bull Terrier Club. 1975. Slightly better than very good condition.

Grey boards with gilt titles and vignette. B/w photos. Bumping to a couple of corners. Some foxing and page edge browning. Contents are still excellent.

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