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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD
Written by Oliver Goldsmith. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 576038
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1ST 1929. Slightly better than very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A jovial domestic portrayal of Goldsmith's classic. 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 232 pages. Top edge gilt. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Hinge between frontis and half-title page cracked. Contents fine. A few tiny foxspots to edge of textblock. Pictorial wrapper is soiled and torn with loss at edges.
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WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS
Written by Christopher Morley. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 575952
Published by William Heinemann. 1st UK 1925. Very good condition.

Gissing lived alone on the Canine Estates, had an income of 1000 bones a year but was not happy... A story about dogs. 4 unusual colour plates and 16 b/w line drawings. Bright blue cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover and spine. Blue and white pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt. 227 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine slightly darkened with a few faint spots at base. Otherwise covers bright and clean. Endpapers browned. First hinge is cracked at the top. Contents and plates are fine.
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MONSTER RUPERT 1931
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 575806
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co.. 1st 1931. Good condition.

First in the Monster Rupert series. Black pictorial boards. Front shows Rupert looking at a wolf in a four-poster bed. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations throughout. Cover edges worn. Spine worn with surface paper loss, frayed at top and tail and held on with clear tape which extendsto front and rear cover. Rear cover scratched. Front cover bright and clean. Rear joint cracked. Light foxing to front and rear endpapers. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Some colouring to b/w pictures and colouring to contents page else contents bright and clean Slight margin loss to a couple of pages. Reduced from £265.
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MONSTER RUPERT 1934
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 575808
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1934. Almost very good condition.

Orange boards and spine. Front cover shows Rupert and his friend Peter in a room with two barrels and a trunk. Coloured picture of Rupert on spine. 6 stories, first one is 'Rupert at the Seaside'. Colour frontis as cover. 50mm thick. 9 x 6". Unpaginated. Cover edges and sides of spine worn. Slight surface paper loss at top and tail of spine. Rear cover a little scuffed. Covers unusually bright and clean with very little wear to spine. Foxing to endpapers. Some neat colouring to contents. Two closed tears, one approximately 4" and repaired, the other 1". Both have old tapemarks. A couple of pulled hinges, some small closed margin tears, one page has corner tip missing. Otherwise the contents are bright and clean with no foxing. A nice copy. REDUCED FROM £750!
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MARIEL OF REDWALL
Written by Brian Jacques. Illustrated by Gary Chalk.
Stock no. 425649
Published by Hutchinson. 1st UK 1991. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The fourth epic adventure in the chronicles of Redwall. Green boards with gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. ISBN: 009176405X. SIGNED by author - 'For Jenny' on half-title page. Very light bumping to top and tail of spine. Wrapper is lightly faded to spine with a little edge-creasing with 2 tiny (barely noticeable) closed edge-tears.
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THE FEUD IN THE FIFTH REMOVE
Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. Illustrated by Ellis Silas.
Stock no. 732298
Published by The Religious Tract Society; Girl's Own Paper. 1st 1932. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, black title to front and gilt title to spine. Titles surrounded by black floral design. Colour frontis. 222 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Prize plate to front pastedown. Small pale brown spot (foxspot?) affects first 25 pages otherwise covers and contents clean. Original dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and grubby. A very attractive copy in scarce dustwrapper.
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SILVER AND GOLD
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Ethel F. Everett.
Stock no. 575203
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. 1st USA 1927. Slightly better than very good condition.

Blue cloth, gilt titles. Colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour pictorial endpapers. 8 colour plates. Poetry for children. Spine very lightly faded. Contents really nice. A super copy of this early Blyton title.
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THE PEEK-A-BOO GIPSIES
Written by May Byron. Illustrated by Chloe Preston.
Stock no. 575151
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1922. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Blue cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards showing little gipsy character with horse and wagon. 6 vividly coloured plates plus b/w text illustrations. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Front joint cracked. Endpapers browned. Plates superb. Matching pictorial stiff card wrapper is edge-chipped, has a scratch to front, a few grubby marks and is rubbed at folds. Exceptionally rare in original wrapper.
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SKY FEVER
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 575178
Published by Latimer House. 1st 1953. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

And Other Stories. Blue cloth, black title to spine. 174 pages. Top and tail of spine faded. Contents fine. Bright yellow pictorial wrapper has slight loss at top and tail of spine. A very nice copy, scarce in original wrapper.
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THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT THE LITTLE LOST BEAR
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 575201
Published by Nelson. 1st 1921. Good condition.

The first appearance of Rupert Bear in book form. Small square format. Cream and brown pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert with a hoop and stick. Illustrated throughout in shades of brown. 88 pages. Story in verse. Boards grubby with worn corners. 1. inch loss at base of spine and 0.5 inch loss at top. Remainder of spine detached at rear edge but still attached at front. Small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Faint margin marks to contents but pictures still bright. A decent copy of this scarce Rupert book. Reduced from £400.
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TANNHAUSER A DRAMATIC POEM
Written by Richard Wagner. Illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Stock no. 574492
Published by G.G. Harrap & Co.. 1st 1911. Slightly better than very good condition.

Limited to 525 signed and numbered copies. Dark green calf binding with tooled design and title on front cover. Tooled title and decoration to spine. 16 beautiful tipped-in colour plates. Printed on thick grey paper, every page has lithographed orange or black illustrations. Endpapers and prelims are illustrated in multiple colours, predominantly blue. Top edge gilt. Copy no. 16 SIGNED by Pogany. Inscription on front endpaper. Covers edges slightly rubbed, rear cover very slightly scuffed. One corner bumped. Spine browned. Contents fine. An exquisite book.
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MEMOIRES D'UN CENTENAIRE DEDIES A SES ARRIERE-PETITS ENFANTS
Written by Alex De Saillet. Illustrated by J. Vogel.
Stock no. 200856
Published by A. Desesserts. Circa 1851. Very good condition.

The memoires of a centenarian French nobleman, born in 1741. 20 beautiful tissue-guardedcoloured plates, most depicting costume, plus numerous b/w text illustrations. Dark blue leather binding with gilt decoration and raised bands to spine. Gilt borders to covers. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Text in French. 9.25 x 5.75". 322 pages. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Edges rubbed and corners worn. Covers a little scuffed. Foxing to contents but colours still bright.
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