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THE STUFFED DOG
Written by John Symonds. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 2131658
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Daisy and her friend discover a doll with a difference! Blue boards with gilt and black titles to spine and decoration to front cover. B/w text illustrations. 60 pages. SIGNED by author, with a dedication to a previous owner. A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-chipped, but with minimal loss.
A DAY IN FAIRY LAND
Written by Sigrid Rahmas. Illustrated by Ana Mai Seagren.
Stock no. 1818424
Published by Helsingborgs Litografiska. Circa 1945. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Very large format - 18 x 14". Red spine, pictorial boards. Gorgeous colour pictures of fairies plus colour decorations surrounding text. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier and may incur extra shipping costs. Boards beautifully bright and clean (just a couple of small marks to top of front board and small nick to cloth spine. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with slight loss, tape marks to rear panel, a few grubby marks.
THE GIMCRACK JINGLE ALPHABET
No author listed. Illustrated by Ingles Rhode.
Stock no. 1818423
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Circa 1900. Poor condition.
Each letter has an illustration and a verse to accompany it. Large oblong format. Green cloth spine, red pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. Edges rubbed, corners worn, boards browned and a little grubby. New endpapers. Some professional repair to gutters and also some paper repair. Some pages creased and edge-worn (mainly A-E and V-Z). Grubby marks throughout.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1941 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1818419
Published by Daily Express. 1941. Poor condition.
The last hardcover annual to be published during the war years and widely considered to be the best Rupert annual ever. Front cover shows Rupert holding a paddle and waving while Algy looks on from a little boat. First story Rupert and the Red Egg. 118 pages. Backstrip missing. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Boards a little grubby. Name in belongs to box. Front joint split but binding thread holding. Some hinges pulled. Page 15/16 detached but present. Foxing and browning throughout. A few pages have a tear to lower margin, sometimes affecting text.
THE BIRDS OF PARADISE AND BOWER BIRDS
Written by William T. Cooper; Joseph M. Forshaw. Illustrated by William T. Cooper.
Stock no. 1818360
Published by Collins. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Very large format. Gorgeous full-page colour illustrations. Orange cloth spine, beige cloth sides. A feast for the lover of beautiful bird paintings and an essential work of reference for the ornithologist. ISBN: 00021144710. Top & tail of spine and corners lightly bumped. Bump to top corner has carried on through to contents meaning that the corner tip of each page is creased (only affecting margin). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at corners else nice and bright. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed and bumped, small split to lower rear edge.
AN INVENTORY OF THE ANCIENT MONUMENTS IN CAERNARVONSHIRE (THREE VOLUMES)
No author listed.
Stock no. 1818359
Published by The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales. 1956. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Three volumes complete. Large format. Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos and illustrations. Volume I: East is a first edition 1956. Volumes II & III are reprints with the title page and frontis replaced (appears that the originals were torn out) not immediately noticeable. Dustwrappers are lightly browned and a little creased, a few minor foxspots present.
ERA THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH RACING AUTOMOBILES LIMITED
Written by David Weguelin; et al.
Stock no. 1818261
Published by White Mouse. 1st 1980. Nearly fine condition.
Large oblong format. With 'ERA' badge stuck to front cover. Subtitle: And the continuing story of the cars 1933-1980. B/w & some colour photos. 288 pages including index. ISBN: 0904568245. Pale fox spots to half-title page. A few pages to rear lightly stuck together (now prised apart) with minor blemishing to margins. Contained in publisher's slipcase lightly scuffed to cloth spine.
BENTLEY SPECIALS & SPECIAL BENTLEYS
Written by Ray Roberts.
Stock no. 1818260
Published by Foulis; Haynes. 1st 1990. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A Foulis Motoring Book. Describing in depth seventy years of works-built special cars from Cricklewood, Derby and Crewe, and the privately-created Specials of owners the world over. Grey boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos and a few colour photos. 440 pages including index. ISBN: 0854296999. Base of spine lightly shelf worn. Contents slightly crinkled (not affecting cleanliness). Silver pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased to rear panel, and is strengthened to top and tail of spine with clear tape.
M.G. ROAD CARS VOLUME ONE - FOUR CYLINDER O.H.C. 1929-1936
Written by Malcolm Green; et al.
Stock no. 1818257
Published by Magna Press. 1st 1994. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The history of the OHC Midget produced between 1929 and 1936, regarded by many as the 'golden age' of the marque, as well as many photographs and drawings to help restorers. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams and photos. 159 pages. ISBN: 095194231X. Small mark to front board else fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is also fine.
QUICK SILVER: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF GERMAN GRAND PRIX RACING CARS 1934-1939
Written by Cameron C. Earl.
Stock no. 1818256
Published by HMSO. 1st thus 1996. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
A re-issue in facsimile of B.I.O.S. report No. 1755 Investigation into the development of German Grand Prix Racing Cars between 1934 and 1939 (including a description of the Mercedes World's Land Speed Record contender). New introduction by Karl E. Ludvigsen. Silver boards, red titles. B/w photos and diagrams, some fold-out to rear. 143 pages. ISBN: 0112905501. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
ASTON MARTIN 1913-1947
Written by Inman Hunter; Alan Archer.
Stock no. 1818254
Published by Osprey Automotive. 1st 1992. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Unraveling Aston Martin's complex early history. Black boardds, silver title to spine. B/w photos. 320 pages including index. ISBN: 185532203X. Minor marks to text block. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
MERCEDES BENZ: THE SUPERCHARGED 8-CYLINDER CARS OF THE 1930S VOLUME 1
Written by Jan Melin.
Stock no. 1818253
Published by Nordbok. 1st 1985. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The definitive lists of cars produced, with their vital chassis numbers and all the other information that the author's thirty years of research has turned up. Large format. Tan cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w photos throughout. 240 pages. ISBN: 9187036002. Spine slightly cocked. A few very minor grubby marks to rear panel of dustwrapper. This copy would make a wonderful gift.