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ROLAND THE MINSTREL PIG
Written by William Steig. Illustrated by William Steig.
Stock no. 1321630
Published by Hamish Hamilton Childrens Books. 1st UK 1974. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0241890144. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. Dustwrapper has tears at edges with some tape repairs on verso and is lightly browned on rear panel.
Tall format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 086264075X. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Name in ink to front pastedown. Light finger creases to pages else contents clean.
Based on a true story, about a dog called Chance, in Victorian London. Red boards. Blue end papers. B/w plates throughout. 127pp. 8.5 x 5.5". Spine bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and lightly faded to spine. ISBN: 0002621029. Spine bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and lightly faded to spine.
White pictorial boards. Full-page colour pictures. Minimal text. Large format. ISBN: 0333235452. Spine slightly bumped. Browning to covers. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is browned and torn at edges with tape repairs on verso.
Peg was a Shetland pony that liked to jump. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0571083226. Early reprint without a date (assume it is not 1968 as it has a 10 digit ISBN which did not come into use until 1970). Spine and corners slightly bumped. Contents clean. Covers lightly browned.
The story of an Old English Sheepdog. Green cloth, black titles. Delightful b/w illustrations. Chestnut Library series. Spine and corners bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn and torn with some slight loss and foxed on verso.
A collection of stories about the days when the world was brand new, and the animals were still making up their minds just what they wanted to be. Blue mottled boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 72 pages. Spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers partly browned with a few light foxspots. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with slight loss to base of spine, crease and tear to lower corner of rear panel and slightly grubby on rear.
Introduction by Alan Bennett. Green silk moire, gilt decorations and title. Colour plates. Spine very slightly faded. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is slightly faded at edges and a little scuffed.
Small format. Pictorial cardwraps. Full-page colour illustrations. Covers very creased, also causing light creasing to contents. Staples rusty. Grubby marks to rear cover.
A handsome new edition with the characters sensitively portrayed and the action evocatively and faithfully depicted by the 1963 winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Colour plates plus b/w line drawings. Pale green boards. Gilt title to spine. 240 pages. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. ISBN: 0722657463. Minimal bumping to spine. Finger creases to margins of first few pages. Some foxspots to textblock. Dustwrapper is slightly edge creased/rubbed. Contained in a pictorial slipcase which is lightly browned to spine, has the remains of a small white label to rear panel and some light score marks to front panel.
Card wraps. ISBN: 0953947602. Some creasing to cover corners. Uneven fading to covers; nick to base of spine. Remains of sticky labels to rear cover.
Green cloth with gilt titles. 23 b/w plates plus text illustrations. 338 pages, top edge gilt. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned. Small tear to tissue-guard of frontis. Some page margins slightly ragged.