ANTHOLOGY - POETRY
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The Poetic or Elder Edda is a famous collection made about A.D. 1200 of old Icelandic poems on cosmogony, mythology and the tradition of Norse heroes. This translation from the Icelandic conveys the power, sharpness and precision of the original. Prefaced with a most helpful introduction by Professor Peter Salus and Paul B. Taylor. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0571090664. Text block slightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded at spine and slightly grubby.
Cloth spine, black title. Front cover shows 3 young girls standing in the street and looking at a copy of Tiny Tots! First story is 'The Three Imps'. Colour, two-tone and b/w illustrations. Front cover is a bit bowed. Some bumping and chipping to corners. Grubby marks to rear cover. Foxing and some margin marks. Tears to a few page margins.
THE BIRTHDAY BOOK
Written by Michael Morpurgo; Quentin Blake. Illustrated by Nicola Bayley; Emma Chichester Clark; et al..
Stock no. 2130581
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 2008. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
An illustrated treasury of stories and poems in aid of The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts in celebration of HRH The Prince of Wales's sixtieth birthday. Edited by Morpurgo and Blake. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780224083607. Small fade mark along top edge of front cover. Wrapper is edge-creased.
A RIDE TO PICTURELAND
Written by Dorothea Moore; Ethel Talbot; John Lea; Queenie Scott-Hopper; et al. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Joyce Lankester Brisley; Audrey J. Watson; Harry B. Neilson; A.L. Bowley; et al..
Stock no. 2129171
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. Good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine. Front cover shows a young woman driving with a dog in the passenger seat. First story is 'Great-Great-Grandmother's Christmas' by Moore. Colour plates and line drawings. Spine is faded, browned and has split to base; some chipping. Scuffing marks to covers. Bumping and wear to corners. Title page is MISSING! A few hinges are pulled. Browning to outer page edges and some page margins, which also have a few small tears. A reading copy.
THE PANSY BOOK
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; William Blake; et al. Illustrated by Chloe Preston; Lilian A. Govey; et al.; Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2129168
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. Good condition.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Edited by Strang. Colour plates, b/w and two-tone illustrations. One corner of onlay to front cover has been torn off. Spine is faded with damp stains spreading to both boards. Bumping and wear to covers and corners. Some foxing throughout. Colour plates are still very good.
Card wraps. Circular pictorial onlay to front cover, showing a boy climbing over a stile. 4 colour plates. B/w illustrations. First story/rhyme is 'Compulsory Education'. Heavy creasing and foxing and wear to covers. Presentation plate is stuck to inside front cover. Grubby marks and foxing to pages.
Large format. Cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows a young girl reading a book, with the help of pixies/fairies! Angela Brazil Story is 'The Slap-Bang Boys'. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and some cover edges; chipping along cover edges. Damp mark to corner of rear cover. Front endpaper is MISSING. Biro to page 29 and to contents page. Some foxing. 4 colour plates.
BREEZES FROM THE WELSH MOUNTAINS: A SCRAP BOOK OF CAMBRIAN POSE AND POETRY
Written by John Pryse.
Stock no. 1812842
Published by John Pryse. 1st 1858. Good condition.
Compiled by John Pryse. Dark blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 67 pages plus contents to rear. Boards worn at spine edges to front and rear, remains of a label to front. Joints starting to crack. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers. Contents clean.
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.
THE TOM-TIT STORY BOOK
Written by Jessie Pope; Elsie Blomfield; Mabel L. Tyrrell; et al. Illustrated by Rosa C. Petherick; Nina K. Brisley; Gordon Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 1406053
Published by Blackie And Son Limited. Slightly better than good condition.
Brown cloth spine. Colour pictorial front board showing two children looking at the tits in the trees. Two colour plates plus b/w illustrations including one by Gordon Robinson. First poem is Flowers for Mummy by Jessie Pope. Spine and corners bumped. Corners very worn. Some surface paper damage to top of front cover. Mark to bottom of front board which also affects rear cover and bottom of last 6 pages. Rear board is grubby and marked.Couple of hinges pulled. Closed tear to side margin of one page. Prize presentation plate to verso of front endpaper. Some light fingering otherwise contents are generally clean.
THE HURDY GURDY
Written by M.A. Hoyer; Mary Boyle; L.L. Weedon; et al. Illustrated by W. Foster; Helena Maguire; et al..
Stock no. 1505816
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1899. Good condition.
A Book for the Little Folks' Playtime. Cloth spine, pictorial front cover shows cat playing the Hurdy Gurdy. 11.25 x 9.25". Colour and b/w illustrations. Spine bumped and worn with 0.5" split to front edge. Wear to corners and cover edges. Covers grubby with marks and scratches. Both joints cracked. One sheet (4 pages) loose, have become detached from rusty staples. Prize plate to front pastedown, bookseller's ink stamp to rear pastedown. Pages edge browned with a few marks and fingermarks. Chromos still bright.
A picture story book for children by A.L.O.. (C.M. Tucker) and other favourite writers. Black spine. Pictorial front board showing three children fishing. 6 chromolithographs. B/w chapter headings and tailpieces. 72 pages. Book has been rebacked, new endpapers. Corners bumped and worn. Boards are scuffed with some small patches of surface paper damage. Covers marked and grubby. Half title page heavily foxed. Some foxspots and light fingering otherwise contents generally clean.