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A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: THE HOSTILE HOSPITAL
Written by Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Brett Helquist.
Stock no. 731523
Published by Egmont Books Ltd.. 1st 2003. Fine condition.

Book 8 in the series of "A Series of Unfortunate Events". Colour pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1405206128. Slight bumping to spine else a fine copy.

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SERVICE IS NONE HERITAGE
Written by Elspeth Briggs. Illustrated by Elspeth Briggs.
Stock no. 731620
Published by Alden Press. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An historical story set in the time of the restoration, full of the sense of the country. Illustated with b/w woodcuts. 119 pages. Spine and corners very slightly bumped. Contents fine. Wrapper rubbed at corners and slightly grubby to rear.

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SEVEN BOLD SONS
Written by Elspeth Briggs.
Stock no. 731622
Published by Alden Press. 1st 1962. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Considered by Briggs to be the best of her books, set in the 17th century and founded closely upon history. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Pictorial endpapers are maps. 429 pages. Spine very slightly bumped. Contents fine. Wrapper a little grubby, rubbed at edges, with small closed tear at top.

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SNAIL AND THE PENNITHORNES AND THE PRINCESS
Written by Barbara Willard. Illustrated by Geoffrey S. Fletcher.
Stock no. 731683
Published by The Epworth Press. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Dark pink boards, cream title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 159 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Endpapers partly browned. Contents clean. White pictorial wrapper is slightly grubby with tape reinforcements to verso at top of spine and flap folds. A nice copy.

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NASTY!
Written by Michael Rosen. Illustrated by Amanda Macphail.
Stock no. 731748
Published by Longman Group Ltd.. 1st 1982. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Knockout series. Six nasty stories. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 058225048X. Initials in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is slightly edge worn and nicked to side of spine. Small price label to rear panel.

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ALMANACK FOR 1924
No author listed. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 731830
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1924. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Small format. Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour illustrations (originally used n the 1883 Almanack). Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contained in original glassine wrapper which states "The coloured illustrations are the actual first printing of the 1883 Almanack. The Text for the Year 1924 is now inserted". The wrapper is just a little edge chipped.

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SIXES AND SEVENS
Written by F.E. Weatherly. Illustrated by Jane M. Dealy.
Stock no. 731842
Circa 1887. Almost very good condition.

Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Floral decorated endpapers. Colour (chromolithograph) illustrations. 63 pages. Poetry for children. Corners worn, edges scuffed, some slight scuffing to covers. Name in ink to half-title page. Some hinges pulled. A few page margins a bit fingered but contents generally clean.

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ALL ON A SUMMER'S DAY
Written by J. Pauline Sunter. Illustrated by J. Pauline Sunter.
Stock no. 731848
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. Circa 1895. Good condition.

Brown cloth spine, white decorated boards. Beautiful chromolithograph illustrations of children throughout. A book of verse compiled by the illustrator. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers soiled and marked. New endpapers. Front joint cracked. Couple of pages detached. Tears to edge of rear endpaper. Damp mark to bottom corner of last page which is grubby at the edge. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. Fingering and foxing to page margins.

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DOCTOR BIRCH, THE KICKLEBURYS ON THE RHINE & REBECCA AND ROWENA
Written by M.A. Titmarsh. Illustrated by Richard Doyle; et al..
Stock no. 735519
Published by Chapman & Hall; Smith, Elder & Co.. 1st 1849. Very good condition.

3 volumes bound together. Attractive three-quarter burgundy leather binding with gilt title and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Doctor Birch and The Kickleburys are illustrated with full-page colour illustrations and Rebecca and Rowena is illustrated by full-page b/w illustrations by Doyle. Slight rubbing to cover edges. Front joint is just starting to crack. Light foxing to contents. First editions published in 1849 and 1850. An attractive volume.

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LITTLE TOTTY
No author listed.
Stock no. 736455
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. Very good condition.

Aunt Friendly's Coloured Picture Book series. Blue card wraps. Charming full-page colour illustrations. Printed by Kronheim. Restitched. Some ink writing to top margin of front cover and a small ink doodle to centre of front cover. Contents a little grubby but still a nice copy.

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LEGENDS OF SAVAGE LIFE
Written by James Greenwood. Illustrated by Ernest Griset.
Stock no. 738000
Published by John Camden Hotten. 1st 1867. Very good condition.

Rebound in three-quarter brown leather with brown cloth covers. 164 pages. 36 wood engravings hand-coloured. Spine and corners rubbed, split to top of spine. Name plate to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to front endpaper (also states "rebound 1888"). Some foxing and grubby fingermarks to page margins throughout. Front board completely separated from rest of book. A decent copy of this scarce antiquarian children's book.

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MISTER FOX
Written by Comus; R.M. Ballantyne.
Stock no. 738889
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. 1st 1857. Almost very good condition.

Comus is the pseudonym of R.M. Ballantyne. Red embossed cloth with gilt title and vignette to front. Eight colour plates. Contains music accompanied by the verse and a short story. Spine and corners worn. Damp stain to lower edge of front cover (4.5 x 1") affects the lower edges of the front endpapers and first 12 pages (including 3 plates - margins only, pictures not affected). Previous owner's name and address in ink to front endpaper. Some light foxing and fingering, a small closed tear and light creasing to front endpaper. Not as bad as it sounds, still a nice copy.

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