Violet M. Methley
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Blue pictorial cloth. 7 colour plates plus 16 b/w plates. 320 pages. First story is "Von Katsch's Black Magic" by Colbeck. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing throughout, mainly to page edges. Light page browning.
BLACKIE'S GIRLS' ANNUAL
Written by Florence Harrison; Ethel Talbot; Angela Brazil; Violet M. Methley; et al. Illustrated by Florence Harrison; Warwick Reynolds; Frank Wiles; C.E. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 1507661
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
Pictorial paper boards show girl in red blazer with tennis racket, cloth spine. 4 colour plates, 1 colour plate by Florence Harrison. B/w and two tone illustrations. First story is 'The Socialist' by Mrs. J.D. Westwood. 208 pages. Spine bumped, worn and browned with a few marks. Corners and cover edges worn. Marks to covers. Small amount of crossed out writing to front endpaper. Grubby mark to top corner of half-title page. Rear joint and a couple of hinges cracked but binding is firm. Light foxing and a few marks to contents. All plates present.
THE EMPIRE ANNUAL FOR GIRLS VOLUME FIFTEEN
Written by A.L. Haydon; Ethel Talbot; Violet M. Methley; Christine Chaundler; Doris Pocock; et al.
Stock no. 1506875
Published by R.T.S.. Slightly better than good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt titles and pictorial onlay to spine and front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. First story is 'The White Lady of Glenshee' by Talbot. Edited by Haydon. Spine and corners bumped and worn, nick to top edge of spine. Covers slightly grubby with pale pink stain to top corner of rear cover. Front endpaper has been stuck to pastedown. Rear joint and a few hinges cracked. Foxing to text block. Grubby mark to rear pastedown. Contents generally clean.
Written by M.I.K. Carruthers; Violet M. Methley; Constance Heward; Barbara E. Todd; Cecily M. Rutley; et al. Illustrated by Ethel K. Burgess; E. Dorothy Rees; Norman Sutcliffe; Hilda Cowham; et al..
Stock no. 1505973
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. circa 1937. Very good condition.
Stories and rhymes. Cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows two children and trunk. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. A couple of marks to covers. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Light browning to endpapers. Contents very good.
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THE OXFORD ANNUAL FOR CHILDREN 16TH YEAR
Written by Florence Harrison; Violet M. Methley; Herbert Strang; et al. Illustrated by Mary S. Reeve; C.E. Brock; Millicent Sowerby; et al..
Stock no. 1807693
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. 1928. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Cream cloth, large pictorial onlay to spine and front board, front board shows boy cooking over an open fire whilst girl is passing sticks for fire. First story is 'The Griffins' by Florence Harrison. Colour frontis shows 'The Brownie Gets His Cream'. Colour & b/w illustrations. Boards clean, worn at corners. Name in ink to front pastedown. A few minor foxspots and light marks to margins. Colour plate "She bore away from the danger" has been neatly trimmed away on bottom margin (about an inch missing) but still bears the title of the plate and has a few small closed tears to vertical edge. Pictorial wrapper has neat inscription in ink to front panel, is edge-worn and has loss at edges. Overall, still a decent copy.
Large format. Bright yellow pictorial boards and spine. Front shows boy and girl reading a book. First story is "The Expelling of Jimmie Russle" by Beaufoy. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Covers a bit grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. All plates present. Some foxing.
THE STORY BUMPER
Written by Edith Millard; Violet M. Methley; Constance Heward; et al. Illustrated by H.G.C. Marsh Lambert; S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 713911
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Circa 1938. Almost very good condition.
Pictorial boards and spine, front shows girl waving to boy and dog in boat. First story 'Bubble and Squeak' by Millard. 3 colour plates, two-tone illustrations throughout. Spine and corners worn. Covers slightly grubby and marked. Prize-plate to front endpaper. Some light foxing.
Large format. Bright yellow pictorial boards and spine. Front shows boy and girl reading a book. First story is "The Expelling of Jimmie Russle" by Beaufoy. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Contents clean.