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LOUIS WAIN'S PAINTING BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1320521
Circa 1912. Good condition.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover shows a long-haired grey cat. 4 colour plates mounted on grey paper (2 cats, 2 dogs). B/w illustrations throughout, including many cats. Covers are grubby and worn., some surface paper loss to rear edge of spine. Some loss to pictorial onlay. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some damage at both joints where spine has been profesionally relaid? Title-page is missing. Book opens after free-endpaper to frontis and then "Greedy".

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ANIMAL PLAYTIME
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry B. Neilson; J.A. Shepherd; et al..
Stock no. 1320518
Published by James Clarke & Co.. 1st 1908. Very good condition.

Pictorial boards. Front cover shows Fox with cockrel. B/w illustrations throughout. Some cats by Wain. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front cover illustration is still bright. Some slight chipping of paper covering to spine. Small binding error of crease in paper to rear cover. Inscription in ink to verso of title-page (dated 1909) and one name crossed out and replaced with another. Some slight foxing and fingering to contents. Light tobacco smell to contents.

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DEEP WOOD
Written by Elleston Trevor. Illustrated by David Williams.
Stock no. 1320475
Published by Gerald G. Swan. 1st 1945. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A friendly sort of book, about Old Stripe (the badger) and his home beneath the Beech Tree, his friends, Potter, Scruff the Fox, Skip Squirrel, and other animal folk who live among quiet woodland paths, old gnarled trees, grassy banks, and the rippling stream. Green cloth. Gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 160 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some light browning to top and tail of spine. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Small brown mark to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tape repairs on verso, some creases and rear panel slightly grubby.

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AMONG ANIMALS
Written by Manfred Kyber; Olive Fishwick.
Stock no. 1320459
Published by Centaur Press Ltd. 1st thus 1967. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The collected animal stories of Kyber, 1880-1933. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 206 pages. Translated from the German by Fishwick. ISBN: 0900000007. Spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine with a few small tears at edges.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOMMY TITMOUSE
Written by Reginald Harrison. Illustrated by Reginald Harrison.
Stock no. 1320452
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1940. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Small format. Buff boards with black titles and blue Titmouse vignette to front cover. 60 pages. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations throughout. Boards are a little warped. Some light foxing. Dustwrapper is grubby with light stains. Loss to wrapper edges and to lower half of spine, extensive tape repairs on verso of wrapper.

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FIFTEEN RABBITS
Written by Felix Salten; Whittaker Chambers. Illustrated by Sheila Dunn.
Stock no. 1320449
Published by The Commodore Press. 1st 1943. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, dark green title to spine. Translated by Whittaker Chambers. Numerous b/w illustrations, 192 pages. Spine and corners bumped, slight fading at base of spine. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some loss, large tear to rear panel has been tape repaired on verso.

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THORNTREE MEADOWS
Written by Roger Nett. Illustrated by John Nash.
Stock no. 1320445
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A pig, a hippo and an aardvark and their adventures. Red boards, black title to spine. Two colour and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Covers a little warped. A few tiny foxspots to textblock. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn with heavy foxing.

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THE NEW BOY
Written by Doreen Tovey. Illustrated by Maurice Wilson.
Stock no. 1320444
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1970. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w illustrations. The story of Seeley, replacing Solomon the much-loved siamese cat. Red boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0718104331. Spine bumped. Foxspots to textblock and endpapers. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and lightly foxed on verso.

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HARRY HEDGEHOG OF BUTTERCUP BANK
Written by Winifred Hunt. Illustrated by Joan Rickaby.
Stock no. 1320442
Published by Blandford Press Ltd.. Circa 1947. Good condition.

Small, oblong format. Red cloth spine, green pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. 47 pages. Covers are edge rubbed. Spine slightly bumped. Prize plate to front pastedown and some ink writing. Joints were broken and have been repaired with masking tape. First page (frontis) is badly creased and torn with slight loss at lower edges (and a tape repair). Some light foxing to contents. Contents are well fingered with light marks at margins.

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TEN TALES WITHOUT A TITLE
Written by Edith Carrington. Illustrated by W. Weekes.
Stock no. 1320425
Published by Griffith Farran & Co.. Good condition.

Cloth spine, pictorial front board showing a variety of animals looking at Raven on fence. 10 colour (chromolithograph) plates plus b/w text illustrations. 212 pages. Professionally re-backed, new spine bumped at head and tail. Covers are worn and grubby, some surface paper loss. New endpapers. Grubby fingermarks and foxing to contents. Lower corner of last page torn off (no text missing).

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk.
Stock no. 1320241
Published by Folio Society. 11th 2014. Very good condition.

Green cloth with gilt title to spine and decorations to front and spine, B/w pictorial onlay to front showing ratty and mole by the fireplace. Brown pictorial endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. Printed on Modigliani insize neve paper. Spine bumped and rubbed. Contained in publisher's original slipcase which is ever so slightly grubby to edges.

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APPLEY DAPPLY'S NURSERY RHYMES
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1320091
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1917. Almost very good condition.

Small format. Green boards with red lettering. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 52 numbered pages. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front joint cracked. Some light foxing and grubby fingermarks at page margins.

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