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Stunning blue, gold and red pictorial cloth. Dark blue and gold pictorial endpapers. Superb colour plates and b/w illustrations. Second printing. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Contained in a very good slip case that has a few marks and scuffs with some edge wear.
ANIMAL STORIES FROM ANDREW LANG
Written by Andrew Lang. Illustrated by E. Caldwell; E.H. Fisher; H.J. Ford.
Stock no. 1318729
Published by Longmans, Green & Co.. 1st thus 1933. Almost very good condition.
52 stories chosen by a little girl of 10. Yellow cloth with blue titles and vignettes. 7 colour plates, 100 b/w illustrations. 491 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers grubby and marked with a slightly browned spine. Some light foxspots to endpapers and textblock else contents clean.
New Impression. Lovely blue cloth covers with blind stamped design to front and gilt title to spine. Numerous illustrations in b/w throughout. 348 pages. 7.5 x 5". Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Pencil writing to front endpapers has been erased. Tissue-guard to frontis is browned and there is some light foxing to the contents. The binding is slightly pulled causing contents to be a little loose.
Dark blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Gilt title to front cover. Grey pictorial endpapers. 288 pages, all edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners are bumped and worn. Joints and some hinges are cracked. Grubby fingermarks to pages. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Some light foxing throughout.
New Impression. Red cloth, gilt title and vignette to spine, stamped vignette to front cover. 419 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine is faded, with bumping. Marks and spots to covers. Wear to corners. Inscriptions in ink to front pastedown and front endpaper. Foxing and grubby marks to endpapers and outer page edges. Some margin marks.
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Pale blue cloth, gilt titles; blue decoration to front cover. B/w illustrations. Gilt to spine is faded, spine is also browned; some chips to cloth at top and tail; a little fraying. Bumping and wear to corners. Browning to cover edges. Some foxing. A few pages have small chips/nicks to margins.
Dark blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Gilt title to front cover. Grey pictorial endpapers. 288 pages, all edges gilt. B/w illustrations. Heavy bumping to couple of edges of covers and corners. Splitting to cloth to sides of spine; appears to have been partially reglued at some point. Marks to covers. Joints are cracked. Endpapers are creased with some small nicks etc. Foxing. Margin marks; damp stain to edge of some pages.
A Tale of Fairy Land. Superb colour illustrations of fairies by Richard Doyle as well as sepia drawings. These pictures were originally published in 1869 and Lang admired them so much that he wrote this story to fit around the illustrations. Burgundy cloth spine, brown pictorial boards. B/w illustrated endpapers. Printed in colour by Edmund Evans. 56 pages. Binding is weak, hinges are cracked; front hinge is partially broken. Scuffing and other marks to covers; some chipping and loss at edges of covers. Staples rusted. front endpaper is partially stuck next to spine to front pastedown. Some foxing and page markings. Illustrations are still lovely and bright.
Grey cloth, gilt title and vignette to spine, gilt vignette to front cover. Black endpapers. 387 pages, all edges gilt. A little bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine and outside edge of front cover browned.Covers ever so slightly grubby. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown. Ink inscription to half-title page, dated 1900. One hinge cracked. Some light foxing and an odd mark to contents but generally nice and clean. Light browning to verso of endpapers.
Vibrant blue cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine. Gilt illustration to front cover. Eight coloured plates. Numerous b/w illustrations. 388 pages. 7.5 x 5". All edges gilt. Spine bumped and worn with tiny splits to cloth at either end. 0.5" hole to cloth on front edge of spine towards bottom. Spine is also slightly darkened and gilt slightly dulled. A little bumping and wear to corners. Slight wear to gilt on front cover. Rear cover slightly grubby with a couple of dark marks. Front joint cracked for 1.5" near top, rear joint cracked. A few hinges starting to crack. Ink inscription to verso of front endpaper. A few small marks and a little foxing to contents but most pages clean. All plates present.
Red cloth, gilt titles to spine and illustration to front cover. Black endpapers. Numerous b/w illustrations. 419 pages. All edges gilt. Spine bumped, browned and a little worn at top. Corners are bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Small booksellers sticker to rear pastedown. Foxing and some fingering throughout.
Children's Illustrated Classics series. Cream and orange decorated cloth. 4 colour plates and numerous line drawings. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Small dark mark to base of spine. Water/damp mark to edge of front cover which also affects first few pages. Name and address in blue felt pen to half title page. Foxing and light marks to text block. Just a very odd mark to contents. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with a faded spine. Clear tape stuck to verso of front fold to strengthen damage. Small ink stamp to front fold, blue felt pen squiggle to rear fold. Rear panel slightly grubby.