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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY & OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM THE OLD FRENCH
Written by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
Stock no. 1711565
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1910. Very good condition.

Dark red-brown simulated leather cloth, stamped in gilt on both front and back covers with differing cupid designs. Gilt lettering and 4 gilt cupid designs on spine. White endpapers. 30 magnificent colour plates, mounted on vellum-like paper with black descriptive letterpress beneath and all framed with elaborate border design in black. Boards very clean and bright. A few minor scattered foxspots. A few grubby marks to margins. All plates present. Plate next to page 16 has 1mm by 70mm surface damage line. Minor corner creasing to plates on pages 24, 32 & 34. All other plates fine.

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A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF BRITISH BEETLES (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Norman H. Joy.
Stock no. 1809258
Published by H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd.. 1st 1932. Almost very good condition.

Two volumes. Volume I is text, Volume II is b/w plates. Black cloth boards, gilt titles. Volume I is xxvii and 622 pages, volume II is 194 pages. Boareds are edge-worn and scuffed. Joints are cracked exposing webbing beneath... boards a little loose as a consequence but binding tight. One or two grubby marks but generally contents clean.

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BEETLES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (TWO VOLUMES)
Written by E.F. Linssen.
Stock no. 1809257
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1959. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Wayside & Woodland Series. Maroon leatherette covers with gilt titles and vignettes. First series - comprises The Superfamilies Caraboidea, Palpicornia, Staphylinoidea and Diversicornia. Second Series - comprises - The Superfamilies Clavicornia, Heteromera, Lamellicornia, Phytophaga and Rhynchophora, and Including the Strepsiptera. Colour and b/w plates with numerous text figures and diagrams. Small, neat inscription in ink to front endpapers. A few corner creases. Plates are lightly browned at margins. Otherwise contents very clean. Pictorial wrappers slightly faded to spine and lightly crinkled. Strong sweet odour present.

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BRITISH WILD FLOWERS
Written by C. Pierpoint Johnson. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby.
Stock no. 1809256
Published by John Van Voorst. 1863. Very good condition.

Green cloth. All edges gilt. Gilt titles. 89 hand-coloured tissue-guarded plates plus frontis, 2 b/w plates. Corners bumped and rubbed. Bookplate to front pastedown. Joints strengthened neatly with matching paper. Small hole in center of free front endpaper. Inscription in ink messily crossed out to verso of free front endpaper. A few scattered foxspots. All plates present and beautiful.

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FERNS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THEIR ALLIES
Written by Anne Pratt.
Stock no. 1809255
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. Circa 1871. Almost very good condition.

The club-mosses, pepperworts, and horsetails. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. All edges gilt.41 hand-coloured plates. 174 pages including index. Corners worn, gilt titles bright. Bookplate to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Scattered foxing and browning throughout. All plates present. Some hinges pulled.

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THE PLANT-LIFE OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA A PHYTOGEOGRAPHICAL STUDY
Written by W.B. Turrill.
Stock no. 1809254
Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1st 1929. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Oxford Memoirs on Plant Geography. A monograph. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 11 maps & 10 plates. 490 pages including index. Slight mottling to rear board else boards nice and clean. SIGNED by the author to title page. Minor foxing to text block else contents clean. Price-cut, plain wrapper with blue titles is slightly browned.

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FLOWERS AND FLOWER LORE (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Hilderic Friend.
Stock no. 1809253
Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1883. Very good condition.

Two volumes. Red cloth spines with gilt titles and tooling, green cloth sides. Top edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Top & tail of spines lightly shelf worn. 2" stain to top of spine of volume I. Joints starting to crack else binding tight. A few scattered foxspots.

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THE BUMPER BIGGLES BOOK
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1402742
Published by Chancellor Press. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

Five Adventures of the Intrepid Aviator. Blue cloth, embossed aeroplane decorations to front cover, silver title to spine. 720 pages. Stories are: Biggles Pioneer Air Fighter; Biggles Flies South, Biggles in the Orient, Biggles Defies the Swastika; Biggles in the Jungle. ISBN: 0907486320. Spine and corners bumped. Mark to bottom of front board. Foxing and a couple of marks to text block edges. Pictorial wrapper is edge worn. Staining (possibly damp) to top and bottom of rear panel.

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THOMASINA
Written by Pamela Rogers. Illustrated by Esme Eve.
Stock no. 1402741
Published by Lutterworth Press. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The story of Thomasina, no ordinary doll and Harriet Brown's adventures with her. Red boards, black titles and vignette. Colour frontis plate, b/w text illustrations. 63 pages. 7.5 x 4.75". Spine bumped and very slightly faded. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Some light fingering to page margins but contents largely clean. Dust wrapper is edge worn and creased with a few tears and a couple of areas of slight loss. Small sticker to bottom of front flap covering the price. Rear panel is grubby. Top and bottom of spine have been reinforced with white labels on verso.

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THE BOY WHO KICKED PIGS
Written by Tom Baker. Illustrated by David Roberts.
Stock no. 1502923
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1999. Very good condition.

A Children's book, not for the faint-hearted child, written by Tom Baker of Dr. Who fame. Black boards with pink oblong containing white titles. B/w illustrations. 126 pages. ISBN: 057119771X. SIGNED by author to title page. Also includes SIGNED postcard. Covers a little scuffed. Light page edge browning. A nice copy.

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A NATURALIST ON THE PROWL
Written by E.H.A.. Illustrated by R.A. Sterndale.
Stock no. 1502922
Published by W. Thacker & Co.. 1894. Very good condition.

Or In the Jungle. Green pictorial cloth shows monkeys by tree, bevelled edges, gilt titles. 80 b/w illustrations. 257 pages plus publication lists. Spine and corners bumped and owrn. Spine darkened, mark to rear board, covers a bit grubby. Unused bookplate to front pastedown. Ink name and date to prelims. Light page browning, contents generally clean.

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L'ILE INTERDITE
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1402740
Published by Presses De La Cite. 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Worrals Investigates translated into French by H. Pacquet. Grey/green boards with darker green titles and vignette to front cover. 192 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Board edges are browned. Cloth a little wrinkled on front cover. Very top of front joint beginning to crack. Writing (possibly name) in ink to title page. Pages browned. Top of textblock dusty. Dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with a couple of small tears. Spine is a little browned and rear panel grubby.

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