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I SAW ESAU
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
Stock no. 2130821
Published by Ted Smart. 2000. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Dark green boards, gilt title to spine. Packed full with colour and b/w illustrations. 160 pages. "The Schoolchild's Pocket Book", a book of rhymes. Originally published by Williams & Norgate Ltd in 1947. Wrapper has some light edge-creasing.

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THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie.
Stock no. 1507623
Published by Oxford University Press. 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Each tale has an historical introduction, showing the development of the story. Colour & b/w illustrations. 255 pages. ISBN: 0192115596. Base of spine bumped. A couple of faint horizontal lines to front endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge worn with a slightly faded spine and small piece of surface paper loss to bottom edge of front panel. Some light browning to verso.

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DITTIES FOR THE NURSERY
Written by Iona Opie. Illustrated by Monica Walker.
Stock no. 1507497
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1954. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Some of the rhymes that delighted children in the reign of George III. Dark blue cloth, gilt title and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. Ex-Library with ink stamp, tape and labels removed from front endpapers, writing to publisher's page, rest of contents unmarked. Some light foxing, mainly to text block. Dustwrapper has fading to spine and panels alongside, also small tear to front panel.

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I SAW ESAU
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie.
Stock no. 1316533
Published by Williams and Norgate Ltd.. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Rhymes you knew at school, all collected together for the first time and combined with the Opie's valuable notes, witty and erudite. Blue cloth. Spin and corners bumped. A couple of small faded patches to spine. Foxing to endpapers and textblock. Price-cut wrapper is foxed and has a couple of patches of loss to spine (corresponding with the faded patches to the book).

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THE TREASURES OF CHILDHOOD
Written by Iona Opie; Brian Alderson.
Stock no. 2122414
Published by Pavilion Books. 1st 1989. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

The material is drawn from the Opie collection of rare children's books, toys and games. Large format. Colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1851453342. Wrapper is a bit edge-creased.

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TAIL FEATHERS FROM MOTHER GOOSE
Written by Iona Opie. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak; Janet Ahlberg; Quentin Blake; John Burningham; Anthony Browne; Nicola Bayley; et al..
Stock no. 2122378
Published by Walker Books. 1st 1988. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Rhymes chosen from the Opie family archives. Oblong format. Red/brown boards, blue title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout by renowned illustrators. ISBN: 0744510392. Light wear to corners and top and tail of spine. Contents are excellent. Wrapper is a bit edge-creased with a few small marks; faded to spine.

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BABIES AN UNSENTIMENTAL ANTHOLOGY
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie. Illustrated by Bob Graham.
Stock no. 1506564
Published by John Murray. 1st 1990. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A view of babyhood that is original, robust, and above all entertaining. Square format, grey boards. Silver title to spine. Great b/w text illustrations throughout. 142 pages. Top of spine bumped. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with a couple of light marks to rear panel. A nice copy.

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A NURSERY COMPANION
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie.
Stock no. 1207901
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1980. As new condition in a fine dustwrapper.

This volume, the celebration of an epoch, brings together the contents of more than a score of early 19th century children's booklets including classics such as 'Dame Wiggins Of Lee', 'House That Jack Built' etc. Hundrens of illustrations throughout - many in colour. Grey boards, red title to spine. Red endpapers. 12 x 8". 128 pages. ISBN: 0192122134.

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A NURSERY COMPANION
Written by Iona Opie; Peter Opie.
Stock no. 1301028
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

This volume, the celebration of an epoch, brings together the contents of more than a score of early 19th century children's booklets including classics such as 'Dame Wiggins Of Lee', 'House That Jack Built' etc. Hundrens of illustrations throughout - many in colour. Grey boards, red title to spine. Red endpapers. 12 x 8". 128 pages. ISBN: 0192122134. Corners bumped. A few tiny dents to cover edges. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine and has a little wear to spine and corners.

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DITTIES FOR THE NURSERY
Written by Iona Opie. Illustrated by Monica Walker.
Stock no. 820373
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Some of the rhymes that delighted children in the reign of George III. Dark blue cloth, gilt title and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. Front board bowed. Fading to edge of pink endpapers. Text block a little dusty else contents clean. Pictorial wrapper is faded and edge-worn with loss.

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