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THE FORD THAT BEAT FERRARI: A RACING HISTORY OF THE GT40
Written by John S. Allen; Gordon J. Jones.
Stock no. 1320168
Published by Haynes Publishing Group. 1st 2005. Fine condition.

Large format. Black cloth with silver title to spine. Special Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Colour and b/w photos. The GT40, placed 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966 and won the next three consecutive years. ISBN: 1844253058. SIGNED by the two authors and also racing driver Jacky Ickx. The ltd edn number box of this copy is empty.

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THE STORY OF CINDERELLA
Written by Muriel Levy. Illustrated by Evelyn Bowmar.
Stock no. 1320093
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. 1st 1944. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Ladybird Series 413. Yellow pictorial paper boards. Spine and corners bumped and worn with slight loss to base of spine. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper and name in pencil to top margin of title-page. One hinge is crackced showing stitching beneath but binding is still tight. Dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and creased with some slight loss and grubby to rear panel.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO
Written by Helen Bannerman. Illustrated by Helen Bannerman.
Stock no. 1320092
Published by Graham Watson Limited. 1947. Almost very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

Small format. Blue pictorial boards. Delightful colour illustrations of the little black boy and his Mammie. A very scarce edition, the only edition published by Watson. Wear to cover edges. Marks to front cover. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some light fingering to contents. Book leans to rear side a little. Dustwrapper is worn, grubby and creased, it has a tear to the the lower half of the front fold and has extensive tape repairs/reinforcements. Unfortunately the tape is now missing but has dried and browned with age staining the wrapper.

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APPLEY DAPPLY'S NURSERY RHYMES
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1320091
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1917. Almost very good condition.

Small format. Green boards with red lettering. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 52 numbered pages. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front joint cracked. Some light foxing and grubby fingermarks at page margins.

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NODDY'S SHOP OF BOOKS
Written by Enid Blyton.
Stock no. 1320090
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1958. Almost very good condition.

Five little card wrap books contained in box shaped to look like a sweetshop with opening door at front. The books are generally very good with some foxing and light page browning. The front cover of book 1 has indentations to front cover (from heavy pencil marks?) and a small stain to top edge of rear cover. The box is worn, grubby and foxed on the inside with a tape reinforcement to the shop of the shaped section of the shop (on the verso).

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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320087
Published by J.M. Dent & Co.. 1st 1909. Very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Brown and white pictorial endpapers. 304 pages. 9 x 6.5". Spine and corners bumped. Some fading to spine and sunning to cover edges. Endpapers browned and foxed. Foxing to prelims and page margins. Name in ink to front free-endpaper.

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THE RING OF THE NIBLUNG
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1320085
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st thus 1939. Very good condition.

A Trilogy With A Prelude By Richard Wagner. 2 Volumes in 1: The Rhinegold and The Valkerie; Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods, originally published in 1910 and 1911. 48 dramatic colour plates and b/w decorations. Blue cloth, black titles. Green/white pictorial endpapers. Large format. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers mottled, small stains to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Crack between free-endpaper and half-title. Foxing to contents. Some page corners lightly creased.

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT (LIMITED EDITION CASED SET)
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1320082
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1993. Nearly fine condition.

Special Limited edition boxed set, (limited to 750 copies); issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This commemorative box contains facsimiles of the three stages in the publication of this title: the picture letter Beatrix Potter first wrote to Noel Moore in 1893, her own privately-printed volume of 1901 (the first printing), and the original deluxe edition published by Frederick Warne in 1902 (gold binding). A small stapled pamphlet on the history of publication is included, as is a gilt embossed tissue guard to protect the limited edition plate on the interior of the box. The box is dark blue cloth with a brass latch and has a gilt title to spine. A beautiful edition for the collector! ISBN: 0723240272. A super set still in the white card sleeve which has protected it (slight wear to the sleeve).

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME FROM THE BIG BANG TO BLACK HOLES
Written by Stephen W. Hawking.
Stock no. 1320005
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2016. Nearly fine condition.

Introduced by Martin Rees. Blue cloth spine. Pictorial boards. B/w diagrams plus colour photos. 183 pages. A few small, light damp spots to spine. Contained in a black slipcase.

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REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Marcel Proust. Illustrated by Philippe Jullian.
Stock no. 1821036
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1981. Almost very good condition.

Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin. Volume One contains: Swann's Way; Within a Budding Grove. Volume Two contains: The Guermantes Way; Cities of the Plain. Volume Three contains: The Captive; The Fugitive; Time Regained. Black silk moire boards with gilt title to spines and design to fronts. Top edges mauve. B/w plates. Spines are discoloured to a red colour but gilt is still bright. Light indentations to front board of volume I. Volume I and volume III have small white marks to rear board. Text block slightly grubby. Contents are fine. Contained in publisher's silk moire slipcase which is heavily faded and scuffed.

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THE BEAUTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES VOL. XIII PART I AND II
Written by Rev. Mr. Nightingale.
Stock no. 1821028
Published by J. Harris; Longman And Co.; J. Walker; R. Baldwin et al.. 1st 1813. Very good condition.

Original delineations, topographical, historical and descriptive. Two Volumes. Part I: Shropshire and Somersetshire. Part II: Staffordshire. Three quarter leather binding with blue marbled boards. 5 raised bands to spine. Gilt title to spines and gilt tooling. 31 & 14 plates respectively. Very nice, tight leather binding. Light browning to edge of marbled boards. Spines are lightly faded but gilt is bright. Text block browned on both volumes. Scattered foxing throughout and browning.

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SILENT SWIFT SUPERB: THE STORY OF THE VICKERS VC10
Written by Timothy Walker; Scott Henderson.
Stock no. 1821020
Published by Scoval Publishing Ltd. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition.

Aircraft of Distinction No.1. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Colour photos throughout. ISBN: 1902236025. Tiny bump to top corner of front board. Fading to spine and spine edge of boards.

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