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THE GOLDEN EAGLE AQUILA CHRYSAETUS
Written by G.T. Wilkinson. Illustrated by G.T. Wilkinson.
Stock no. 2127942
Circa 1989. Very good condition.

Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine, vignette to front cover. Tipped-in colour plates, by the author, with b/w photos. Privately printed edition. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. A few marks to half-title page. Some foxspots to outer page edges.

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FOKKER DR.I TRIPLANE
Written by Paul Leaman. Illustrated by Harry Dempsey; Paul Leaman.
Stock no. 2127774
Published by Classic. 1st 2003. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A World War One Legend. Large format. Black covers, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Colour artwork by Dempsey. Line drawings by author. ISBN: 1903223288. Very slight tobacco odour to pages. Pale page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few marks.

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THE TWINS
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127770
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1910. Good condition.

Large format. 24 gorgeous colour plates. The story of Snip and Snap, two spaniel puppies. Grey paperboards with colour onlay to front. Pictorial endpapers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Couple of splits to spine, which is also grubby, with a little fraying to top and tail. Some scuffs and surface paper damage to onlay to front cover. Damp marks to edges of rear covers, but only goes through a little to rear endpapers. Damp marks also to corners of front cover. Page browning, with the odd foxspot. Hinges are pulled in places, so that binding is starting to weaken, a few magic tape repairs. Illustrations are still wonderful!!

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THE MONGREL PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127769
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1912. Slightly better than good condition.

Green cloth spine, buff paper boards, black title and illustration of mongrel puppies behind bars to front. 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Life and adventures of a mongrel pup! Spine has completely faded to brown and has splits and chips, with some loss and fraying to cloth. Chipping along cover edges. Bumping to corners. A little bowing to front cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some page browning; odd foxspot. Contents are still generally very good.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1937 - MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2127763
Published by Daily Express. 1937. Almost very good condition.

The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Chipping and wear along cover edges. A few small scuff marks to covers, with a few pencil marks and some foxing/grubby marks. Name and date in belongs to box in ink. Some minor colouring to first 31 pages (A blue pencil colour has been used). Foxing to outer page edges and page margins and some pages internally. Binding is nice and tight for its age. A couple of hinges are a little pulled. A few small page margin nicks/tears.

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HOBBY HORSE COTTAGE
Written by Miss Read. Illustrated by Terence Freeman.
Stock no. 2127761
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1958. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards, white titles. 4 full-page colour illustrations, b/w text illustrations. 102 pages. 8 x 5.25". Fading along cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has a few nicks to corners, with some foxing; edge-creased; a few marks to wrapper.

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THE RHINEGOLD & THE VALKYRIE
Written by Richard Wagner; Margaret Armour. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2127691
Published by William Heinemann. 1st 1910. Almost very good condition.

Trade edition. Brown cloth. Gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Cream and orange pictorial endpapers. Part of the trilogy of 'The Ring of the Niblung'. With a prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. 34 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, covered with captioned tissue-guards. Text in a play format. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some uneven fading/marks to covers, with scuffing. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, which also has some corner creasing. Light corner crease to frontis, other plates are fine! Some foxing and browning.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - 3 VOLUMES
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 2127690
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1956. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The timeless classic. By an extraordinary feat of the imagination Tolkien has created and maintained in every detail a new mythology in an invented world. Red cloth, folding map at rear of each book. Top edges red. First two volumes are dated 1956, Final (Return of the King) is dated 1957. Light bumping to corners. A few marks to outer page edges of volumes. Small damp mark to some page edges of Return of the King. Name in ink to front endpaper of 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. Some page browning; mostly to endpapers. All fold-out maps are present; a couple of small edge-creases and foxspots. Wrappers are still present, but have varying degrees of tears and chips; very browned to spines; other grubby marks and browning to panels; a little loss.

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THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO
Written by Alfred Russel Wallace.
Stock no. 2127689
Published by Macmillan & Co.. 4th 1872. Very good condition.

Red leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine, with gilt titles; black title box. Marbled boards. 4th edition. B/w illustrations. Some bumping and light wear to spine and corners. Darkening to leather on spine. Foxing. Small tear with a little loss to tissue-guard to frontis.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 2127686
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Circa 1920. Very good condition.

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. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some dulling of gilt decorations to front cover and spine. A few marks to covers. Colour plates are fine. Name in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing and browning to pages internally and outer page edges. Small dent hole to cloth on rear cover.

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MEMOIRS OF THE CIVIL WAR IN WALES AND THE MARCHES 1642-1649 (2 VOLUMES)
Written by John Roland Phillips.
Stock no. 2127590
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1874. Almost very good condition.

Burgundy cloth, gilt titles to spines. Volume 2 is Documents. Spines are very browned, with some marks. Bumping to corners. Some uneven fading to edges. Names in ink to front pastedowns. Foxing to outer page edges. A few page edges are uncut.

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TRACTATUS DE HERBIS
Written by Minta Collins; Sandra Raphael.
Stock no. 2127513
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2002. Fine condition.

Large format. This facsimile edition has been reproduced from the manuscript Egeron MS 747 in The British Library through digital photography by Laurence Pordes, and printed at The Bath Press, Glasgow, on Phoneix Motion Xenon paper.This edition of 1000 copies has been bound for the members of The Folio Society by Smith Settle of Otley in full goatskin leather, with leather onlayhs, over bevelled boards, blocked with a design by David Eccles, with handmade laid-paper endleaves from the Fabriano mill. Contained in a green cloth box, with smaller separate 'Commentary' book. This is Copy No. 45. Only blemish is a small circle of surface paper lifting to copy number page and opposite page. Commentary book is also in fine condition in a near fine box, which has small bump and light mark.

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