ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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BRAINS & BRAVERY
Written by G.A. Henty; Guy Boothby; et al. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2116025
Published by W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1st 1903. Almost very good condition.
A Collection of Stories - first four by Henty. 8 b/w plates. Blue pictorial cloth with gilt title boxes. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some marks and scuffing to covers. Tape/glue residue with some paper residue to edges of pastedowns. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Some grubby margin marks. One plate is partially detached.
IN THE CHIMNEY CORNER
Written by G.A. Henty; L.T. Meade; Evelyn Everett-Green; et al. Illustrated by Ada Dennis; E. Stuart Hardy; Hilda K. Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 2115863
Published by Ernest Nister. Circa 1911. Very good condition.
A volume of original pictures, stories and verses. Edited and arranged by Alfred J. Fuller. Large format. Grey cloth spine. Pictorial front board showing small girl reading a magazine with 3 kittens watching over her shoulders. First story is "Little Mistress Valentia" by Henty. 143 pages. 12 colour plates, b/w illustrations throughout. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few scuff marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few marks to outer page edges.
THE MARY FRANCES STORY BOOK
Written by Jane Eayre Fryer. Illustrated by Edwin John Prittie.
Stock no. 1503864
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1923. Good condition.
Or Adventures Among the Story People. Blue cloth covers with pictorial onlay. Gilt titles to spine. 4 colour plates plus 24 two-tone full page illustrations. 286 pages. Spine split for 3.5" along front edge. Top part of spine looks to have been glued into place. Spine darkened with small splits at either end and middle of rear edge. Corners bumped and worn. Covers grubby and marked. Nick to onlay. All plates are present but frontis is detached. Top 2" of front joint broken. Pen writing to publisher's page. Foxing and marks to contents throughout.
THE LITTLE FOLKS' WONDER BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by A.J. Johnson.
Stock no. 1314207
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. Good condition.
Cloth spine, pictorial boards. 24 colour plates plus numerous b/w text illustrations. An anthology of short stories, ABC, etc. Covers are edge chipped with slight loss of surface paper, rear cover is slightly worn with light damp stain to top edge of rear cover. Spine has been professionally re-backed with new endpapers inside. Erased red crayon writing to verso of frontis. Grubby fingermarks to contents.
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; et al..
Stock no. 1403311
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. circa 1940. Poor condition.
Red cloth spine with black titles. Pictorial front cover with red title. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. Contains 5 W.E. Johns stories. Spine bumped and faded. Corners are bumped and worn. Board edges are rubbed. Title on front is partially faded. Marks to rear board. Joints and several hinges are cracked, some almost broken leading to some pages starting to be become detached. Inscription in ink to front endpaper with address written in pencil below. Drawings in pencil to rear endpaper. Evidence of bookwork damage on several pages. Two plates are missing - 1 colour and 1 b/w. Foxing and grubby marks throughout including several pencil marks. A reading copy.
A BOOK OF STORIES
Written by Gordon Hargrave; Ethel Talbot; J.H. MacNair; et al. Illustrated by Anne Anderson; et al..
Stock no. 1403207
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Slightly better than good condition.
A collection of stories. Pictorial front board, grey rear board with red cloth spine. 4 colour plates. B/w text illustrations. Spine bumped and browned. Corners are bumped and worn. Some bumping to cover edges. White marks to spine. Boards are a little grubby. Endpapers are browned. Couple of hinges are cracked. Closed tear to inner edge of one page. Pages browned. A few grubby marks.
Written by M.B. Manwell; Edith Robarts; M.A. Hoyer; et al. Illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy.
Stock no. 1314093
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1901. Almost very good condition.
A Book for the Children's Playtime. Large, oblong format. Brown cloth spine, pictorial front board. Floral decorated endpapers. 16 full-page chromo illustrations plus b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners are worn, scuffing to covers. Vertical creases to centre of rear endpaper. Front endpaper is creased and has inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. Light page browning throughout else contents clean. 2 gatherings are detached from staples. Some page margin tears.
SKYWRITING AN AVIATION ANTHOLOGY
Written by James Gilbert; et al.
Stock no. 1712096
Published by M. And J. Hobbs; Michael Joseph. 1st 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Collection of excerpts from the finest writers on aviation. ISBN: 071816232. Wrapper spine faded.
THE LOVESOME BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLK
Written by Chris G. Temple; Elizabeth Gould; et al. Illustrated by Chris Temple; P.B. Longson; Edith Harries; et al..
Stock no. 1503053
Published by The Epworth Press. Almost very good condition.
Anthology of short stories, songs & prayers for children. Green cloth spine with pictorial front board, advert to rear board. Colour plates, two-tone & b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Spine browned. A few small marks to covers. A couple of hinges cracked. Some puzzles completed and colouring pages done plus neat colouring to a few illustrations.
BOB AND BABS
Written by Nancy M. Hayes; J.H. MacNair; et al.
Stock no. 1402763
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. circa 1924. Good condition.
Red pictorial board showing Bob and Bobs. Red cloth spine. Colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Contains 3 stories. Cover illustration by Agnes Richardson. Spine bumped and faded. Corners bumped and worn. 1.5" tear to front cover which also has a very small patch of surface paper damage. Damp mark to top of rear cover which is also a little grubby. Board edges are rubbed. Name and date to front pastedown. Front joint cracked, showing webbing underneath. Page browning, a little fingering otherwise contents are generally clean.
PLAYMATES AND PETS
No author listed.
Stock no. 1402761
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1909. Slightly better than good condition.
Stories and poems about pets. Pictorial boards showing three children at a gate and a small black dog. Green cloth spine. Mounted colour frontis (chromolithograph) plus b/w illustrations. 3 page book list to rear. Spine bumped and faded. Corners bumped and rubbed. Some marks to rear board. Front board a little grubby. Prize plate to front pastedown. Front joint and a couple of hinges cracked. Some pages a little detached at bottom but binding generally tight. Tears to a couple of pages. Page edge browning. Some fingering and a few marks to contents.
THE FAMILY CIRCLE PICTURE BOOK
No author listed.
Stock no. 1313221
Published by James Clarke & Co.. 1st 1881. Very good condition.
Large format. Attractive pictorial green cloth with gilt title to front cover, black title to spine and bevelled edges. Floral decorated endpapers. 104 pages, all edges gilt. B/w illustrations to text throughout. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. A few light marks to covers else bright and clean. Inscription in ink to half-title and a small ink mark to verso of front-endpaper. Half-title and last text page are lightly browned. One page has a horizontal tear to centre of page. Some light fingermarks to page margins otherwise a nice, clean copy.