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THE HAPPY ANNUAL
Written by Cecil Aldin; John Hassall. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin; John Hassall.
Stock no. 1318020
Published by William Heinemann. 1907. Almost very good condition.

Very large format (14 x 10"). Pictorial paperwraps showing Miss Muffet with cobweb and spider. Colour illustrations throughout. SIGNED by Cecil Aldin on small piece of white paper which has been tipped onto the title-page. Cover edges are slightly worn, splits to spine. There is some loss to the top edge of the rear cover. Some light stains and creases to covers. Some light fingermarks to page margins and some light foxspots but generally contents are clean.
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THE MONGREL PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1318012
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1912. Almost very good condition.

Beige cloth with orange titles, illustration of 3 puppies to the front (one sitting on cushion). 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Life and adventures of a mongrel pup! Spine and corners bumped and worn, split to lower 2" of rear edge of spine. Some grubby marks to front cover. Name, date and a couple of initials in ink to front free-endpaper. Light damp stain to top of inner margins of front endpapers and to top corner of rear free-endpaper. Some light foxing and a few grubby fingermarks to contents.
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THE WHITE PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2128226
Published by Hodder & Stoughton; Henry Frowde. Circa 1909. Almost very good condition.

Square format. Green cloth spine, grey boards with red title and white puppy illustration to front. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. A day in the life of a little white puppy. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some chipping along cover edges. A little fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine, where there are a few chips. Joints are a bit cracked. Heavy foxing to some pages; other pages have lighter foxing, with some browning. Very cute pictures!
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THE TWINS
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127770
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1910. Good condition.

Large format. 24 gorgeous colour plates. The story of Snip and Snap, two spaniel puppies. Grey paperboards with colour onlay to front. Pictorial endpapers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Couple of splits to spine, which is also grubby, with a little fraying to top and tail. Some scuffs and surface paper damage to onlay to front cover. Damp marks to edges of rear covers, but only goes through a little to rear endpapers. Damp marks also to corners of front cover. Page browning, with the odd foxspot. Hinges are pulled in places, so that binding is starting to weaken, a few magic tape repairs. Illustrations are still wonderful!!
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THE MONGREL PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2127769
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1912. Slightly better than good condition.

Green cloth spine, buff paper boards, black title and illustration of mongrel puppies behind bars to front. 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Life and adventures of a mongrel pup! Spine has completely faded to brown and has splits and chips, with some loss and fraying to cloth. Chipping along cover edges. Bumping to corners. A little bowing to front cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some page browning; odd foxspot. Contents are still generally very good.
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DOGS OF EVERY DAY
Written by Patrick R. Chalmers. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1317199
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited. 1st 1933. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

"These verses specially written to accompany Mr. Aldin's drawings have appeared in the pages of "Punch" from time to time". Large format. Red cloth, dark titles. 12 monochrome plates plus some b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Cream dustwrapper is slightly grubby and foxed and has a few small tears at edges.
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THE BLACK PUPPY BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1316482
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. circa 1909. Very good condition.

This is a book about all sorts of puppy dogs and their games and sports. It may serve to amuse you, but should it fail, well, this is only a puppy dog's tale. Pictorial green cloth. B/w text and full page colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Front cover lightly marked, rear cover has white vertical stain. Foxing to contents. It is possible that the endpapers have been professionally replaced.
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A DOZEN DOGS OR SO
Written by Patrick R. Chalmers. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1316414
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1928. Very good condition.

LIMITED EDITION, limited to 250 copies. White calf spine with gilt title. Burgundy cloth covers with gilt title to front. 47 pages, top edge gilt but others untrimmed. 12 wonderful colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. SIGNED by the author and artist, this is copy no. 132. Some staining to rear edge of spine and slight discolouration to lower edge of front cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing, especially to endpapers and page edges.
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ZOO BABIES
Written by G.E. Farrow. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1506658
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1913. Good condition.

Large format. Green boards with red titles and picture of a bear to front cover. Full page two and three colour illustrations. Spine bumped, faded and worn, splits to paper covering spine. Corners bumped and worn. Covers grubby and marked. Both joints and one hinge have been repaired/strengthen with clear tape along full length. Partial transfer stuck to title page, covers some text, was originally stuck to page opposite. Light foxing and browning to contents but generally clean.
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AN ARTIST'S MODELS
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1316213
Published by H. F. & G. Witherby. 1st 1930. Very good condition.

SIGNED/LTD edition of which 300 copies are for sale. Not a collection of lovely ladies but a collection of even lovelier dogs! 20 superb full-page sketches depicting models the artists has known in various doggy poses. White boards, gilt titles. Plates have captioned tissue-guards. 80 pages, top edge gilt others untrimmed. SIGNED by Aldin to limitation page. This is copy no. 46. Spine and corners bumped. Some foxing and slight grubbiness to covers. Evidence of removal of a name plate to front pastedown. Some pale foxing else contents clean.
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EXMOOR - THE RIDING PLAYGROUND OF ENGLAND
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1405205
Published by H. F. & G. Witherby. 1st 1935. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Cream cloth covers with dark titles and deer vignettes. Two-tone frontis plus 4 b/w plates, 2 fold out maps and small b/w repeated illustrations. 125 pages. Spine and corners a little bumped. Browning to spine and board edges. Small bump to bottom of front and rear board. Tissue guard to frontis is creased. Both maps have small tears where they are stuck into the book. The first map is creased at the edges. One plate is detached. Foxing to some pages and the top margin of some plates otherwise contents are clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn, chipped and creased. Remains of a label to rear flap. Small patch of surface paper damage to front flap. Some foxing and marks to panels. Wrapper is grubby.
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PICKLES
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1315489
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. circa 1909. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Brick red cloth spine, with gilt title. Rest of covers are green cloth with orange and gilt titles. 24 delightful colour plates by Aldin, telling the story of Pickles the puppy. Re-cased with original cloth covers, joints repaired and rear free-endpaper backed as some loss to edges. Some pages/plates slightly ragged to edges where they were loose before repairs. Some creases to pages. Light browning and foxing. Inscription in ink and small newspaper clipping (about Peter the lost Budgerigar!) stuck in with white tape to verso of front-endpaper. Musty odour to contents. Still a decent copy of a scarce title.
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