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WILLIAM'S HAPPY DAYS
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 2131333
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 3rd 1932. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Red cloth, black titles on front cover and spine. Orginally published in 1930, this is the Cheap Edition. B/w illustrations. 252 pages. A little mottling from offsetting to covers. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is torn and chipped with some loss; repaired to verso with magic tape.
LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE L'AVIATION ET LA DIRECTION DES AEROSTATS
Written by Gaston Tissandier.
Stock no. 2131329
Published by Librairie Hachette Et Cie. 1st 1886. Good condition.
L'Aviation et la Direction des Aerostats dans les temps anciens et modernes (the aviation and direction of airships in old and modern times). Blue paperwraps. B/w illustrations. Text in French. Re-bound with a near matching blue card, front and rear paperwrap covers glued to card for strength, original spine missing. Some hinges broken but binding is generally tight. One or two scattered foxspots else contents clean.
BLOSSOM A FAIRY STORY
Written by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
Stock no. 2131326
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1928. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Blue cloth spine with gilt title. Marble-effect boards with white title-label to front cover. 8 beautiful colour and 8 beautiful b/w plates plus some b/w text illustrations. 94 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. All plates present.
STORIES FROM THE PENTAMERONE
Written by Giambattista Basile. Illustrated by Warwick Goble.
Stock no. 2131325
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1911. Almost very good condition.
Red covers with gilt vignette of lady to front and titles to front and spine in gilt. 32 delightful colour plates (with captioned tissue guards) to contents. Outer page edges green. 303 pages. 10 x 7.5". Spine is bumped and faded. Corners are bumped, with some wear. Marks to covers; a few spots. Bookplate to front pastedown, inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing; a few marks to reverse of plates. One plate and tissue-guards are detached (page 126), but loosely inserted.
TICKLES OR THE SCHOOL THAT WAS DIFFERENT
Written by Elsie J. Oxenham.
Stock no. 2131324
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. 2nd Good condition.
Red pictorial cloth with black titles. B/w frontis. 160 pages. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Fading to spine. A little fraying to cloth on corner. Scuffing/marks to rear cover. Surface paper damage to front pastedown, where it appears that a bookplate has been removed. Rear joint is cracked. Foxing throughout - but heaviest to outer page edges. Some hinges are pulled. Margin tears to a couple of pages.
TARZAN OF THE APES
Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Illustrated by Bob Eggleton.
Stock no. 2131237
Published by Easton Press. 2012. Fine condition.
Large format. Deluxe Signed, Limited edition to 800 copies. Exquisite green leather binding with raised bands to spine. Red and gilt titles and decorations to spine and front cover. Frontis is a tipped-in colour plate - folded in half. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Tipped-in colour plates with guards. All edges gilt. SIGNED by artist to special page directly after front endpaper. This is Copy No. 412. Also comes with it's original certificate of authenticity, also SIGNED by artist and witnessed. A stunning copy! In original green cloth slip case that is near fine; couple of lightest marks to top one side. Pictorial onlay and gilt titles to one side of slip case. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
No author listed.
Stock no. 2131231
Published by Hazleton Publishing. 1st 1976. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. B/W and colour photos. 200 pages. ISBN: 0905138023. Small fade mark to top of spine. Page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few closed tears and chips; small amount of loss to top of spine.
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by H.J. Owen.
Stock no. 2131078
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1922. Almost very good condition.
A Fairy Tale From Grimm. Large format, 11.25 x 8.75". Blue cloth with pictorial onlay to front cover and yellow titles. 8 mounted colour plates and some line drawings to text. 37 numbered pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some pencil writing to front cover. Rubbing to cloth, with some colour loss in places. Prize plate to front pastedown. Foxing and browning to some pages. Plates are exquisite! A few hinges are a little pulled. Grubby margin marks.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1949
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2131072
Published by Daily Express. 1949. Very good condition.
Last Rupert annual issued in card wraps - Rupert carol singing. 1st story Rupert & Ninky. 120 pages. 9.5x7 ins. Rubbing and wear to spine. Repaired split to base of spine. NOT price-cut. Name and date in ink to belongs to box. Foxing to outer page edges. Contents are still nice and bright.
THE STORY OF DULCIBELLA AND THE FAIRIES
Written by Alice Raiker. Illustrated by Hilda T. Miller.
Stock no. 2131068
Published by Lewis's Ltd.. Slightly better than good condition.
Large format. Large pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour plates. Heavy wear, with scuffing to covers; some surface paper damage; damp mark to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Margin marks to pages.
BIGGLES FLIES NORTH
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Will Narraway.
Stock no. 2131063
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1939. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Light brown/orange cloth with brown titles and compass logo to front cover. Title and fir tree to spine (NO author name). Colour frontis + b/w illustrations. 2nd Issue. A little bumping and wear to corners. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few closed tears and nicks; a little loss to top of spine. Last Biggles title to rear of wrapper is 'Biggles, Secret Agent' - making it a 2nd issue.
THE FOXHOUNDS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND THEIR MASTERS AND HUNTSMEN
Written by Humphrey F. De Trafford; et al. Illustrated by Cuthbert Bradley; et al..
Stock no. 2130948
Published by Walter Southwood & Company. 1906. Very good condition.
Large format. Heavy volume! Red leather spine and corners. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Gilt vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. B/w plates and photos. Spine and edges are unevenly faded. Slight bow to front cover. Marks to outer page edges, with a few margin marks.