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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.
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.
THE CECIL ALDIN BOOK
Written by Cecil Aldin; P.G. Wodehouse; et al. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1318011
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1932. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Contributions by Wodehouse and numerous others. 8 colour plates, 7 half-tone plates and 95 b/w drawings. Pink-beige buckram cloth with orange title labels to spine and front cover. Spine very slightly bumped with a tiny bit of wear to base. Top corner of rear cover is slightly darkened. Endpapers are lightly browned and there is light foxing to the prelims. Dustwrapper is edge worn and grubby with loss, large tear to top of front panel and tape reinforcements to edges on verso.
Beige cloth. 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. Wonderful! Bumping to corners. Spine is browned. Small tear in cloth near base of spine. Damp mark across top edge of rear cover. Inscriptions in ink to front pastedown and endpaper. Foxing throughout. Edge creasing to a couple of plates. One plate has been torn out, with jagged edge and taped back in with sticky tape.
Beige cloth. 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. Wonderful! Browning and a few dark spots to cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and margin marks to pages (including some plate pages). Wrapper is torn and chipped, with loss to top and tail of spine and corners; a few edges; also grubby with some scuffing and wear.
Mr. Tickler led a hard life - he was never allowed inside Mrs. Tickler's beautiful caravan because he snored all night and sneezed all day! Then he bought a Magic Handkerchief at the fair... Delightful pastel colour illustrations. Pictorial boards and endpapers. Blue cloth spine. 91 pages. Some light bumping and wear to corners. Small dent along bottom edge of front cover. Some fading to rear cover. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. A few grubby margin marks.
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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!
12 tissue-guarded colour plates plus tinted illustrations. Colour pictorial endpapers. Grey cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine. Some browning to spine. Page edge browning; a few foxspots.
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!!
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.
Reissue of 1919 edition. Yellow cloth. Colour illustrations of Bunny Rabbits. Inscriptions in ink to front pastedown and front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is torn and chipped, with a few pieces of loss; other tears are repaired to verso with sticky tape.
Mr. Tickler led a hard life - he was never allowed inside Mrs. Tickler's beautiful caravan because he snored all night and sneezed all day! Then he bought a Magic Handkerchief at the fair... Delightful pastel colour illustrations. Pictorial boards and endpapers. Blue cloth spine. 91 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning and foxing to spine. Indentation marks to rear cover. Corners are heavily worn, with some chipping. Scuffing to front cover. Foxing throughout. A little red pencil colour to page 49 and transferred across to page 48.
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