ANTHOLOGY - POETRY
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This anthology of Welsh poems from c.575 to c.1525 offfers the general reader the most substantial collection of medieval Welsh verse yet rendered into English, in translations that will support the claim that this poetry is one of the finest literary achievements of the Middle Ages. Pictorial cardwraps. 396 pages. ISBN: 1851827838. Text block a little browned and marked. Covers lightly edge-rubbed. Glued front cover starting to dry out from base of gutter. Light page edge-browning.
Edited by Sue Bradbury, Introduced by Susan Cooper. Blue cloth spine with gilt title. Decorated boards. Colour illustrations. A fine copy. No slipcase as issued.
Edited by Sue Bradbury with a preface by Storm Dunlop. An anthology of verse and prose. Orange cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations and text footers. No Slipcase, as issued.
Selected from Five Centuries of English Verse with pictures by members of the society of illustrators. Large format. Vellum boards, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. Boards heavily scuffed and marked, 1" split to base of spine and also to middle of front edge of spine. Endpapers browned. Scattered foxspots. Pages 83 -86 detached from binding (center of a section). Some hinges pulled.
THE POETICAL EPITOME; OR ELEGANT EXTRACTS ABRIDGED
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821067
Published by C. Dilly. 1791. Almost very good condition.
From the larger volume, for the improvement of scholars at classical and other schools, in the art of speaking, in reading, thinking, composing, an in the conduct of life. Small, fat, square format. Three-quarters calf leather binding. Marbled paper boards. Marbled endpapers. Pictorial title page. Marbled text block. xx and 532 pages. Boards rubbed and edge-worn. Corners worn. Binding tight. Initials in ink to title page. Foxing and browning throughout. Text block is browned.
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.