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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 3. PRIMATES
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; Elizabeth Bennett; et al.
Stock no. 2130638
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1ST 2013. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation Internation and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553897. Wrapper has a tear hole to one edge.
HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 1. CARNIVORES
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; Paolo Cavallini; et al.
Stock no. 2130635
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2009. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation Internation and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553491. Upto 1" tear/split to top of spine, where it appears book has been damaged - as it is also bumped. Rest of book and contents however are nearly fine. Wrapper is creased to top of spine, with a few marks.
ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Joyce Mercer.
Stock no. 2130573
Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Green cloth with dark title to spine and pictorial onlay to front cover. 5 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 320 pages. Spine is faded, with foxing. Uneven fading and foxing to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. All plates present.
THE ANGLER'S COMPLETE GUIDE AND COMPANION
Written by G. Little.
Stock no. 2130569
Published by G. Little. Good condition.
Green cloth with gilt titles; black, silver and gilt decorations. Pictures of flies internally have been hand coloured. Other b/w illustrations. 2" split to top of spine at rear edge; with fraying to cloth. Bumping and wear, with some chipping to cloth at edges. Front endpaper is nearly detached; rear endpaper IS detached, but loosely inserted. A few marks to margins. A reading copy. 12 coloured plates are present and correct.
HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2130562
Published by Oxford University Press. Circa 1986. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Volumes 1-3 are reprints, 4-9 are 1st editions. Spotting to covers of a few volumes. Marks to outer page edges, with some foxing. Wrapper spines are faded. Volume 3 wrapper is also price-cut.
RUPERT ANNUAL 1940 - RUPERT'S ADVENTURE BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2130469
Published by Daily Express. 1940. Slightly better than good condition.
Pictorial boards and spine. Picture of Rupert drawing on wall on front cover. Colour pictures throughout. Bottom 1-2" of spine are split at one edge and then horizontally across - so a piece is dangling. Other splits to edges of spine; some chipping. Surface paper damage/loss to a couple of cover corners. Foxing to covers and to most pages throughout.
A CHILD'S BOOK OF HOURS
Written by Constance Irving; Noel Irving.
Stock no. 2130370
Published by Oxford University Press. Circa 1920. Slightly better than good condition.
13 full-page coloured illustrations, many other illustrations to text. Printed on thick card, linen-hinged. Tall folio measuring 15 x 9.5". Cloth backed pictorial boards. Delightful rhymes featuring the hours of the day from morning to school-time, dinner time etc. Beautifully illustrated and unusually bound. Heavy wear to covers; scuffing, bumping. Some page creasing. Browning and grubby marks to pages. One of last pages has surface paper damage/lifting.
LOUIS WAIN: THE MAN WHO DREW CATS
Written by Rodney Dale. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 2130368
Published by Michael O'Mara books Limited; Chris Beetles Ltd.. 1st thus 1991. Slightly better than very good condition.
Revised Edition. Blue leather binding with gilt title to spine and vignette and borders to front cover. This is a Limited edition to 100 numbered copies. Published in association with Chris Beetles Limited. Marbled endpapers. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1854790986. A few light marks to covers. This is Copy No. 19. SIGNED by author. Contained in original slip case that is nearly very good - some marks and bumps.
KONIG NUSSKNACKER UND DER ARME REINHOLD
Written by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Stock no. 2130365
Published by Literarische Anstalt Rutten & Loening. 17th Almost very good condition.
Large format. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern. Text in German. 'King Nutcracker and Poor Reinhold'. A child's dreams of the fairy town of toys. Hand coloured illustrations. Book has been rebacked with new endpapers. Scuffing to original covers which have been laid down. Creasing, foxing and some margin marks to pages.
Written by Iris Murdoch.
Stock no. 2130360
Published by Oxford University Press; Welsh Arts Council. 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Opera in Three Acts. Libretto by Iris Murdoch, based on her play 'The Servants and the Snow'. Music by William Mathias. Musical score. This SIGNED edition is Limited to 125 numbered copies. SIGNED by author and others. This is Copy No. 55. Contained in a plain white 'dustwrapper', which has grubby marks, scuffs and edge-creasing.
THE BEACH OF FALESA
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson; Glyn Jones.
Stock no. 2130359
Published by Oxford University Press; Welsh Arts Council. 1974. Very good condition.
Large format. Black cloth spine, with gilt title. Orange pictorial boards. This is a SIGNED, Limited edition to 100 numbered copies. Opera in Three Acts. Libretto by Jones based on a short story by Stevenson. Music by Alun Hoddinott. Musical score. This is Copy No. 2. SIGNED by authors/contributors to same page.
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
Written by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2130358
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1912. Almost very good condition.
This is the "New Edition", a reprint of the first but with a new colour frontis and an additional 7 b/w drawings. 50 superb tipped-in colour plates distributed throughout the book. Numerous b/w drawings including some full-page. Green cloth, elaborate gilt decorations to front cover and spine. 126 pages. Large format, 11.25 x 8.5 inches. Fading and spotting to spine. A few marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. All plates present.
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