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Written by Maud Budden. Illustrated by Roland Clibborn.
Stock no. 2130276
Published by The Mail. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Colour pictorial boards. Curly Wee and his friends in three episodes! Contains - Episode one - Pat Porker and the Smugglers, Episode two - The Great Election and Episode Three - The Proud Buns. Cartoon style strips throughout, with story text underneath. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Damp marks to edges of rear cover. Name in ink to belongs to page or title page.
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham.
Stock no. 2130271
Published by W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1st 1932. Very good condition.
A Romance of the Abbey Girls. Blue cloth, gilt titles. B/w frontis. 264 pages. Spine is bumped and browned with a couple of small nicks to cloth at base. A few marks to covers. Corners are worn. Foxing and some marks to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. A few hinges are pulled. Scarce item!
SKETCHES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CEYLON WITH NARRATIVES AND ANECDOTES
Written by J. Emerson Tennent.
Stock no. 2130270
Published by Longman, Green, Longman And Roberts. 1861. Almost very good condition.
Blue leather binding with raised bands to spine, red title label to spine. Gilt crest to front cover. Marbled endpapers and outer page edges. Illustrative of the Habits and Instincts of the Mammalia, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, & c. Including a Monograph of The Elephant and a Description of the Modes of Capturing and Training it. With engravings from original drawings. Scuffing and wear to cover edges; some chipping, with loss. Front joint is cracked. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Some margin marks, but contents are very good.
THE BOO-BOOS AT HONEY SWEET FARM
Written by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell.
Stock no. 2130269
Published by Valentine & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1922. Good condition.
Small format. Buff boards with brown titles and pictorial onlay to front cover. 14 exquisite colour plates and green line drawings. Wear to cover edges, with marks. Damp mark along top edge of rear cover. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Some foxing throughout. Last plate has tape to margin. Binding is weak, with stitching showing and pulling.
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THE RAINBOW TWINS
Written by Florence Mary Anderson. Illustrated by Florence Mary Anderson.
Stock no. 2130267
Published by Joseph Johnson. Circa 1920. Slightly better than good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine. Large pictorial onlay to front cover. 12 colour plates. 1" split to top of spine, with a little fraying to cloth. Corners are bumped, with wear. Uneven browning to covers. Foxing throughout. Binding is starting to become a little weak in places. Light colouring to front endpapers. All plates present.
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No author listed. Illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta.
Stock no. 2130266
Published by Bancroft & Co.(Publishers) Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Brightly coloured pictorial paper boards with clear window in centre showing Crusoe looking through a spyglass. Top corner of boards & contents cut in shape of parrot. First and last double page spread is a colourful pop-up by Kubasta. Colour illustrations to story. Top 3" of spine have split with chipping. Damp marking/spotting to top of pages next to binding on pages throughout book. Pop-ups are very good - although it appears that one tab has come unstuck to last pop-up.
THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND
Written by Annie R. Rentoul. Illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
Stock no. 2130264
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1932. Almost very good condition.
Dedicated "to all who love fairies and have found The Little Green Road". 8 magical colour plates and 8 b/w plates, all of fairies. Pale green cloth, dark green titles and vignette to front cover. 102 pages. 10.75 x 8". Damp stain across bottom edge of front cover. Corners and spine are bumped, with wear. Other marks, especially brown spotting and splash marks to rear cover. Foxing to prelims, outer page edges and page margins. All plates present.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1946 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1317714
Published by Daily Express. 1946. Very good condition.
Colour pictorial card wraps - Rupert looking out through a window. 1st story - Rupert on Coon Island. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. This annual has not been reproduced in a facsimile edition. Some slight rubbing to spine and corners. Small (0.75"), light scratch mark to front cover - on second R in Rupert. Otherwise covers bright and clean. Not inscribed or price-cut. Puzzle pages untouched. Two pages were mis-cut during the binding process and have been opened a little roughly causing very small margin tears (pages 27-28 and 29-30). Contents otherwise very bright. A lovely, bright copy of a scarce annual.
THE DRESDEN GALLERY
No author listed.
Stock no. 2129955
Published by Bickers & Son. 1st 1875. Almost very good condition.
Very large format. Red, black and gilt elaborately decorated cloth. 50 of the finest examples of the old masters in mounted b/w plates. All edges gilt. Skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Part of title to front cover has worn colour away. Rear board scuffed. Foxing to contents. REDUCED FROM Â£200.
THE PASSWORD TO FAIRYLAND
Written by Elizabeth Southwart. Illustrated by Florence Mary Anderson.
Stock no. 2129856
Published by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent. 1st 1920. Almost very good condition.
A little girl finds herself unexpectedly in Fairyland. A delightful story accompanied by 8 marvellous colour plates and 3 b/w illustrations of fairies. Cream cloth with dark green titles and vignette to front cover. Beautifully decorated endpapers. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and along cover edges. Small split to top of spine; some fraying to cloth. Marks to covers. Foxing and browning throughout. Bookplate to verso of front endpaper. 3 plates have chips at edges, others are excellent. Wrinkling to front endpaper.
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Written by Charles Lamb; William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2129855
Published by Sands & Co.. 1st 1902. Good condition.
Red cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. This book has 'Orkney House Easter 1902' in gilt to front cover. 16 b/w plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading to spine. Small chips/splits to top and tail of spine. Bookplate (Orkney House) to front pastedown. Browning and foxing to some pages. Pages 137-156 are wrinkled/creased with some edge-tears. Page wrinkling also to pages further on in book; margin marks and browning.
THE DESCRIPTION OF PEMBROKESHIRE (3 VOLUMES)
Written by George Owen.
Stock no. 2129629
Published by Chas. J. Clark; The Bedford Press; The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 1892. Almost very good condition.
Complete in 4 parts, bound into three volumes. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. Volume 1 (part 1 & 2) dated 1892. Volume 2 (part 3) dated 1906, volume 3 (part 4) dated 1936. Colour coat of arms plate before part 2. Contents page of volume 1 is torn with a little loss. Map of Penbrok is torn in two pieces, with other tears along folds. Some damage to page margins; chipping. Repairs to pages 257-318 - paper repairs and sewing; rebacked. Browning to pages; some foxing. Modern binding with new endpapers.