Ernest A. Aris
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THE STORY WONDER BOOK
Written by May Wynne; Christine Chaundler; Ethel Talbot; Ernest A. Aris; et al. Illustrated by Rene Cloke; Gordon Robinson; Ernest A. Aris; Margaret Tarrant; et al.; et al..
Stock no. 1325874
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.
Stories and Pictures for Boys and Girls. Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. First story is "The Sea Babies" by May Wynne. Colour frontis is 'The Home of the Mermaid'. Spine and corners bumped and worn, covers edge rubbed. Light foxing to textblock.
Green spine with pictorial front board. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 5" x 3.75". Punch hole to front cover. Some marks to covers, with bumping and a bit of chipping. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges. A few margin marks.
Green spine with pictorial front board. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 5" x 3.75". Spine bumped. Small brown splash(?) mark to front cover/spine edge. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Some pale page browning else contents clean.
Small format. Boards with pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 colour plates plus some b/w text illustrations. Spinea and corners bumped and worn. Browning and foxing to contents, ink stamp of printers to rear pastedown (Bradshaw Central Printing Works).
Small format. Brown boards, red title to front. Colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Spine lightly rubbed. Gift inscription in ink to front pastedown. Contents browned but clean.
Small oblong format. Pictorial paper boards, red title to front. Ribbon to front board. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. That Little White Puppy has his first visit to the country. Paper boards slightly bubbled. Ribbon to front board fading and damp stain to inside front cover. Browning to endpapers, contents clean.
Small format. Reissue. Boards have strips and circules, with colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Top 1" of spine is MISSING; splits to base of spine. Browning also to spine. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Creasing to some pages. Grubby marks and foxspots etc. to contents.
Uncle Toby Tales. A charming story book for children, printed in clear, large type. Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper boards. Pictorial endpapers. B/w illustrations and colour plates. 32 pages. Undated. Board edges lightly rubbed, small dent to top front edge of board. Matching pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few closed tears and small chips, a little grubby.
An Uncle Toby Book. Brown cloth spine, chequered pictorial front board. B/w text illustrations plus colour plates. Ebenezer Bristles is a hedgehog. Boards marked, edges rubbed, corners worn. Sticker over name to verso of frontispiece. A few margin marks. Binding a little loose to front hinge.
Small format. 4 x 3 inches. Pink boards, large colour pictorial onlay to front cover. 2 colour pates. Text in green. 46 pages. Spine is faded. Light foxing to a few pages. Hinge between pages 32 + 33 is a bit pulled.
A Uncle Toby Book. Brown cloth spine, chequered pictorial front board. B/w text illustrations plus colour plates. Ebenezer Bristles is a hedgehog. Covers are edge worn and scuffed. Damp damage to page edges throughout. A couple of pages are loose but still present. A reading copy of an early edition.
Small format, 6 x 5". Brown boards with large onlay to front cover. 4 colour plates, b/w text illustrations. Spine worn and chipped. Corners bumped and rubbed. Some fading to edges of rear cover. Small booksellers label to front pastedown. Foxing to contents. "The butterfly" written in child's hand underneath text illustration on last text page. Margin tear to inside margin of frontis. Child's name written in biro a couple of times to title-page (with some doodles as well).