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A GIPSY BROWNIE
Written by H.B. Davidson.
Stock no. 1502464
Published by The Girl's Own Paper Office. circa 1934. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Orange cloth, black titles and vignette. Colour frontis. 159 pages. A little bumping to spine, slight wear to corners. A few white marks to top of rear cover. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Some foxing to prelims. Dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with a grubby spine and rear panel, crease to rear flap. Wrapper illustration by Savile Lumley.
THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN PAINTING
Written by Ivan Kusan. Illustrated by Charles Robinson.
Stock no. 1502463
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch. circa 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Drenka Willen. Set in Paris, two Yugoslavian boys get caught in a mystery surrounding a copy of the Mona Lisa. Orange boards with green titles to spine. B/w illustrations. 256 pages. ISBN: 0152433538. Slight wear to spine and corners. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Price-cut dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with a few small marks to rear panel and a faded spine. 2nd printing.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE
Written by Daniel Defoe; William Lee. Illustrated by Ernest Griset.
Stock no. 1402497
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. circa 1912. Slightly better than good condition.
"Now First Correctly Reprinted From The Original Edition of 1719. With An Introduction By William Lee, Esq." Red boards with gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 517 pages. Decorated endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine and board edges heavily rubbed. Spine browned. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Front and end joints beginning to crack. Four pages partially detached leaving them with rough edges. Some grubby marks but contents generally clean.
INVITATION TO A MOUSE AND OTHER POEMS
Written by Eleanor Farjeon; Annabel Farjeon. Illustrated by Antony Maitland.
Stock no. 1502462
Published by Pelham Books. 1st 1981. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A selection of poems chosen by Eleanor's niece, Annabel Farjeon. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w text illustrations. 96 pages. ISBN: 0720713226. Front joint starting to crack next to title page. Pale page edge browning. Some foxing to text block. Wrapper slightly edge worn with a faded spine.
LINNETS AND VALERIANS
Written by Elizabeth Goudge. Illustrated by Ian Ribbons.
Stock no. 1402496
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1964. Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.
Life is dreary for the four Linnet children until they come under the guardianship of their Uncle. They develop a relationship with, amongst others Lady Valerian and her extraordinary household. Green boards, gilt to spine. B/w illustrations. 232 pages. Spine and corners bumped. A little browning to board edges. Browning to front endpaper and pastedown. Sticky white label to top of front endpaper. Top corner of endpaper missing which means label has stuck to top of half title page. Occasional mark otherwise contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge worn adn torn with small piece of loss to spine. Browning to spine and wrapper edges. Wrapper is grubby with some foxing to verso.
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Written by L. Du Garde Peach. Illustrated by Frank Humphris.
Stock no. 1502461
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. 1st 1974. Slightly better than good condition.
Ladybird Series 561. Red pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 072140376X. Ex-school library. Spine bumped, worn and slightly faded. Corner and cover edges worn with some surface paper loss. Tape residue and a few marks to covers. Pencil line and faint ink stamp to rear pastedown. Ink stamp to title page and pen writing opposite. Rest of contents very good. This is last title on rear cover, price 24p.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SPRING
Written by E.L. Grant Watson. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Stock no. 1502460
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Ladybird Series 536. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Bottom 0.5" of backstrip missing and damage to lower edges alongside. Lower corners chewed. Yellowed tape marks to front endpapers. Just an odd mark to contents. Dustwrapper is torn and chipped with a little loss at either end of spine. Edge worn with a few marks to rear panel and verso. Tape mark to front flap.
THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN
Written by Vera Southgate. Illustrated by Robert Lumley; John Berry.
Stock no. 1502459
Published by Ladybird Books. Almost very good condition.
Ladybird series 606D. The original 'well-loved tales' classic! Red pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0721403840. Split to top of spine, base bumped, wear to edges and lightly browned. Bumping and wear/chipping to corners and cover edges. A few marks to contents.
Written by H.J. Kaeser. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1402495
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1958. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
The fourth book about Mimff. He wants to live like Robinson Crusoe alone on a desert island. But things don't work out quite as planned. Green cloth silver titles. Pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations. Ex-library. Remains of label and ink stamp to front endpaper. Ink stamps to title page and publisher's page. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Board browned near spine. A few small white marks to board edges. Small black ink spot to text block affecting the edge of about 30pages. Contents generally clean. Pictorial wrapper is edge worn with a little chipping. Spine is lightly browned. Remains of brown tape (I think) to edge of front panel. Rear panel is creased.
SERGEANT BIGGLESWORTH C.I.D.
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1402494
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1946. Very good condition.
Blue cloth with black titles. Colour frontis and 8 other illustrations. The first post-war Biggles story. Spine and corners bumped. Spine is browned. A little fading to board edges. Name in ink to front pastedown. Browning to endpapers. Some light to page edges otherwise contents generally clean.
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Written by Johann Rudolph Wyss. Illustrated by Charles Folkard.
Stock no. 1402493
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Children's Illustrated Classics series. Orange and beige decorated cloth with green titles. Decorated endpapers. 8 colour plates plus b/w line drawings. Spine bumped and browned. Corners bumped. Top of board edges a little darkened. Inscription and pencil writing to verso of front endpaper. Foxing mainly to page edges. Small piece torn from edge of rear pastedown. Price -cut dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and with areas of loss, especially to front panel. New price (&/6) has been written in pencil to front flap. Spine is darkened. Foxing and grubby marks to panels and verso.
729 CURIOUS CREATURES
Written by Helen Oxenbury. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
Stock no. 1402492
Published by Walker Books; Methuen. 1981. Very good condition.
A heads, bodies and legs book. Create all kinds of strange creatures. Spiral bound, pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0416891004. Bumping to spine and corners. Small split to bottom of rear spine. A couple of score marks to rear panel. A few marks mainly to the rear of cards.