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A BOX OF TRICKS
Written by Hugh Scott.
Stock no. 1502640
Published by Walker Books. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Great-grandfather calls up an exceedingly old friend and, in doing so, takes the lid off a very explosive box of tricks indeed! Green boards with gilt titles to spine. 125 pages. ISBN: 0744519403. Top of spine bumped. Grubby fingermarks to front endpaper contents otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is slight edge worn with a faded spine. Indentation marks from writing to front panel.
Written by Beni Montresor. Illustrated by Beni Montresor.
Stock no. 1402589
Published by Collins. 1st 1967. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.
From the opera by Gioacchino Rossini in a version written and illustrated by Montresor. Oblong format. Red boards with black title to spine and vignette to front. Full-page colour illustrations. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Foxing mainly to endpapers, otherwise contents generally clean. Slight musty smell to book. Dustwrapper is edgeworn with a few tears. Price crossed out and new one written in pencil on front flap. Wrapper is heavily foxed.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
Stock no. 1502639
Published by Walker Books. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Red boards with pictorial decoration to centre of front and spine. Blue endpapers. Delightful b/w and colour illustrations throughout. 224 pages. Large format. ISBN: 074455778X. A few light marks to rear cover. A couple of very small marks to text block. Dustwrapper is very slightly edge worn and has a couple of light marks. A lovely copy.
HUNTERS WITH EIGHT LEGS
Written by Ervin Turcsanyi. Illustrated by Laszlo Reber.
Stock no. 1402588
Published by Richard Sadler Ltd.. 1st 1971. Very good condition.
Uncle Tom teaches David about spiders. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Edited by Phebe Snow. Scientific Adviser Douglas Clark. A wise owl book. ISBN: 0854100148. Spine and corners a little bumped. Small split to front of spine. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean.
Written by Catherine Sefton.
Stock no. 1502638
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1st 1986. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Martin Waddell writing as Sefton. Black boards, silver title to spine. The deep traditions of Irish family life in a torn and divided country. 111 pages. ISBN: 024111795X. Spine bumped. Light page browning. Contents very good. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn.
JOE AND TIMOTHY TOGETHER
Written by Dorothy Edwards. Illustrated by Reintje Venema.
Stock no. 1502637
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1984. Very good condition.
A Read Aloud Book. Joe lives at the top of a very tall house and Timothy lives at the bottom. They usually meet in the middle where Jessie lives. The three children find that living in the tall house can turn the most ordinary events into exciting adventures. Pictorial glazed boards. B/w illustrations. 92 pages. ISBN: 0416116302. Spine and some cover edges browned. Erased pencil name to front endpaper. Contents very good.
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MY VERY BEST BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by MD; Harry B. Neilson; R. Hope; H.M. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 1402587
Published by Blackie And Son Limited. circa 1903. Slightly better than good condition.
Stories and rhymes for little folk. Pictorial boards with red cloth spine. Colour frontis plus colour and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. board edges are rubbed. Large damp mark to rear board which has caused the colour to run from the spine. Covers are grubby. Front endpaper and frontis are stuck to front pastedown. Damp mark and some red colouring from spine to rear pastedown. Rear endpaper browned. A few grubby marks to contents.
THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1502636
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1980. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.
The Tailor of Gloucester, as originally written by Beatrix Potter, was three times as long as the small edition published by Frederick Warne and Company which her admirers know so well today, and she was reluctant to have its text cut or altered. However, even in the privately printed edition, which she published herself, she was obliged to sacrifice some eleven hundred words and in the Warne edition that followed, a thousand words were deleted. This is a printed trade edition of the original manuscript and pictures with all the cherished nursery rhymes included and all the whimsical details retained. Produced with the assistance of the Free Library of Philadelphia, owner of the original manuscript and pictures. Cream pictorial boards. Full page colour illustrations. 9.5 x 7.5" ISBN: 0723210985. Spine bumped with some wear. A few small indentations to cover edges. A little wear to corners. Light crease to front endpaper. Just an odd fox spot to contents. Dustwrapper has surface paper damage close to spine edge of front panel and top corner. Edge worn with a couple of small tears and chips.
OTTO IN AFRICA
Written by William Pene Du Bois.
Stock no. 1402586
Published by World's Work Ltd.. 1st 1975. Very good condition.
The story of Otto's first medal earned years ago when he was just a giant puppy. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. ISBN: 0437348237. Spine and corners bumped. Small dent to top of front board. Contents generally clean.
CAMBERWICK GREEN A DAY WITH CAPTAIN SNORT
No author listed.
Stock no. 1402585
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. 1st 1971. Almost very good condition.
Blue glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. From Gordon Murray's BBC TV Programme. ISBN: 0603015514. Spine and corners bumped. Price-cut. Inscription in ink to top of first page. Some foxing. Small piece of surface paper damage to rear pastedown.
THE GOAT BOY
Written by Bettina. Illustrated by Bettina.
Stock no. 1402584
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
The story of Toni the goat boy who is prevented from being a good goat boy by his fear of storms. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. 10 x 7.5". A little bumping to spine. Pale foxing to endpapers, otherwise contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edgeworn with a couple of small tears. Small price label to front flap. Residue to sticky tape and a little foxing to verso.
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THE BEANO BOOK 1988
No author listed.
Stock no. 1402583
Published by D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd.. 1988. Very good condition.
Front cover shows Dennis and friends having a paint fight in the snow. ISBN: 0851163866. Minimal bumping to spine. NOT price -cut or inscribed. Contents clean.