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THE FABLES OF AESOP
Written by Aesop. Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold.
Stock no. 2126057
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1909. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Brown cloth with gilt titles and illustration to front. Pictorial endpapers. 23 beautiful tipped-in colour plates with tissue-guards. Assumed 1st edition. Spotting/browning to spine; some chipping to cloth at top and tail; a little fraying. Wear along cover edges; a few small nicks at corners. Some foxing and browning, mostly to prelims. All plates present. Bottom corner of page 144 has small piece torn off.

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HEATHLANDS (NN 72)
Written by Nigel Webb.
Stock no. 2126056
Published by Collins. 1986. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

New Naturalist series No. 72. Green cloth. 20 colour photos and over 100 b/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0002190206. Tiny bump to base of spine. Some page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with faded spine.

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NOW WE ARE SIX
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 2126053
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1st thus 1977. Nearly fine condition.

Limited edition of 300 copies (not 490 copies, as incorrectly printed to book information page) SIGNED by Christopher Milne. Bound in crimson leather with gilt decorations to front cover and spine. Cream pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations throughout. All edges gilt. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the book's first publication. ISBN: 0416589200. SIGNED by Christopher Milne to prelims. This is Copy No. 2. A few slight marks/imperfections to the leather to front cover. Includes SIGNED slip from the Chairman & managing director of Methuen Children's Books and the Chairman of The Chaucer Press stating that there are in fact 300 copies of this specific edition, not 490. Contained in slip case that has uneven fading and some grubby marks.

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THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2126051
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. Circa 1919. Good condition.

Brown boards, white lettering. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 84 pages. Early Reprint. Spine has been re glued (appears to have at one time been detached). Some chipping. Bumping and wear to corners. Small name in ink to front endpaper. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some grubby margin marks and the odd foxspot. Front joint is a bit cracked.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) KEEPS A DOG
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 2126005
Published by Country Life. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format, purple pictorial boards, cloth spine. Delightful lithographed colour illustrations throughout. Bumping to a couple of corners. Browning and foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Odd margin mark. Illustrations are beautifully bright! Wrapper is faded to spine, with a few closed tears to edges; a couple have tape repairs to verso. Some edge-creasing also to wrapper.

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CHILDREN STILL
Written by John F. Macpherson. Illustrated by H.R. Millar.
Stock no. 2125999
Published by Shakespeare Head Press. 1st 1939. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 4 tipped-in colour plates. B/w illustrations. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner to front endpaper. Also includes a hand written postcard from the author to the same previous owner. Chipping along bottom of spine; some fraying/loss to cloth. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers. Some foxing. What look like browned glue marks to pastedowns. All plates present.

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TRAVELS THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Tobias Smollett.
Stock no. 2125942
1766. Good condition.

Leather spine and corners. Marbled boards. Containing observations on Character, Customs, Religion, Government, Police, Commerce, Arts, and Antiquities. With a particular description of the Town, Territory, and Climate of Nice: To which is added, A Register of the Weather, kept during a Residence of Eighteen Months in that City. Book has been sympathetically rebacked in contemporary style. New endpapers. Heavy wear and some chipping and loss to corners. Scuffing to marbled boards. Some browning to pages.

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A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (2 VOLS)
Written by Thomas Bewick. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 2125941
1809. Very good condition.

Two volumes, green leather spine and corners, raised bands, gilt titles and decorations on spine. Newcastle, printed by Edward Walker for R.E. Bewick; sold by him and Longman and Co. London. Vol I Land Birds; Vol II Water Birds. Wood engravings by Bewick. Spines are very browned. Wear to corners. Foxing and page browning.

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FLORA'S FEAST A MASQUE OF FLOWERS
Written by Walter Crane. Illustrated by Walter Crane.
Stock no. 2125939
Published by Cassell & Company Limited. 1890. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial paper boards. Blue cloth spine. Floral decorated endpapers. Beautiful colour illustrations to every page, decorative text. 40 pages. 10 x 7.5 inches. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; small tear hole to spine, with a little fraying of cloth. Chipping along cover edges; a few grubby marks. Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges and page margins.

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HER MAJESTY'S ARMY & HER MAJESTY'S INDIAN AND COLONIAL FORCES (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Walter Richards. Illustrated by G.D. Giles.
Stock no. 1816293
Published by J.S. Virtue & Co Limited. Circa 1890. Almost very good condition.

A descriptive account of the various regiments now comprising the Queen's forces, from their first establishment to the present time (vols I & II) and In India and the Colonies (vol III). Large format. Three-quarter leather binding, volumes 1 & 2 black leather with grey cloth sides, volume 3 burgundy leather with blue cloth sides. Gilt title to spines. Each volume has colour vignette to title page with tissue guard in place. Beautiful colour plates. Volume I has a cup ring stain on front side, is rubbed at corners. Front hinge between contents and list of illustrations is broken. Tissue guard is present, is creased with a few foxspots and a few small tears to gutter edge. Volume II is rubbed at corners. Tissue guard present but browned and worn at gutter edge. Prelims are detached (title page to vi of contents due to broken hinge. Between pages 262-263 a page containing three b/w photos of men in uniform has been expertly inserted. Hinge between page 264 and 265 broken. Volume III is rubbed at corners with slight loss of leather to base of spine. Tissue guard is missing between frontis and title page. Front section detached from title page to page vi of contents, cracked joint between title page and frontis. Pages 3-6 not bound in (but present). All plates are present throughout the set and in excellent condition. A few foxspots thoughout. A few cracked/pulled hinges. Some pencil annotation present to margins (comparatively little).

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THE HEBRIDES (NN 76)
Written by J. Morton Boyd; I.L. Boyd.
Stock no. 1816250
Published by Collins. 1st 1990. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

New Naturalist no. 76. With 21 colour photos and over 150 photos in b/w. ISBN: 0002198843. Foxing to top edge of text block else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge creased across the top, slightly scuffed to rear panel and fading to spine (as is usual in this series).

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THE SOIL (NN 77)
Written by B.N.K. Davis.
Stock no. 1816249
Published by Collins. 1st 1992. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

New Naturalist No. 77. 14 colour photos and 100 b/w photos and drawings. ISBN: 0002199033. Boards clean and bright. Foxing to top edge of text block else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine (as is usual for this series).

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