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Large format. Blue cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows a winter scene, with carol singers stood singing in the street. First story is 'Serena and the Crow's Nest' by Claire Moore. Includes puzzles, stories, articles, poems and cartoon stories. Spine is unevenly faded, with mottle marks. Cover edges are bumped and worn. 3 pages opposite page 40 are misbound. A few page margin tears. Crossword to page 76 is completed.
A collection of popular stories. Red cloth spine, pictorial boards. Colour frontis & b/w illustrations. 156 pages. Spine is faded. Edges are worn. Light foxing.
SECOND CORONET BOOK FOR GIRLS
Written by Eric Leyland; Sonia Myson; et al. Illustrated by Robert McGillivray.
Stock no. 433647
Published by Sampson Low. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Red cloth, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. First story is "Desert Trail". Top of spine and a couple of corners are bumped. Couple of small margin tears to pages. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut, with edge-tear and chipping, with loss to top of spine and a few corners.
Large format. Cloth spine. Colour pictorial front board shows girl and puppy. B/w illustrations. First story Christmas At Conifers. Most of the b/w illustrations have been neatly coloured in.
Culled by De Vries from the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. An agreeable Garland of Prose & Poetry for the Instruction and Amusement of little Masters and Misses and their distinguished Parents. Large format. Brown decorated boards with gilt title to spine. Embellished with some 750 elegant woodcuts and Engravings of which upwards of 125 are coloured. 232 pages. Corners bumped. Wrapper lightly edge-browned.
MY PLAYTIME STORY BOOK
Written by Leila Berg; Ellen Elliott; Nellie Hibbart; Elizabeth Fleming; et al. Illustrated by L.R. Brightwell; H.G.C. Marsh Lambert; Isabel Veevers; et al..
Stock no. 585482
Published by Murray's Children's Books. Almost very good condition.
Red cloth spine with black title, pink pictorial boards. Two-tone text illustrations. First rhyme is "When I Was A Little Boy". Corners worn, covers edge rubbed. Old price (5p) written in red ink on front board. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Pale page edge browning. Contents clean.
OLD-FASHIONED CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Written by Andrew W. Tuer.
Stock no. 736537
Published by Bracken Books. 1st thus 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Originally published in 1899 by The Leadenhall Press. A fascinating study of the most imaginative field of literary history. Red boards, gilt title to spine. 250 b/w illustrations. 439 pages. ISBN: 1851700005. Spine slightly bumped. Pale page browning. A nice copy.
Grey pictorial cloth with black titles. Two-tone and b/w illustrations. Tales For The Little Ones. First story is "Ill In Bed". Book: book plate to front endpaper. Corners a little bumped and rubbed.
Large format. Dark red titles to imitation cloth covers. Pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations. Favourite poems of childhood, Mother Goose Rhymes and Animal Stories. Edited by Bruce. Cover edges are worn. Foxing to outer page edges. Pictorial wrapper is very edge-torn and chipped with pieces of loss to edges and some repairs with sticky tape.
Large format. Red cloth spine, cream pictorial boards. Beige endpapers with b/w illustrations featuring fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters by Heath Robinson. 6 colour plates, many b/w illustrations. First story is "The Squirrel's Party" by Hayes. Corners worn, edges rubbed. Spine bumped. Covers just a little grubby. Endpapers lightly browned. Front joint cracked. Contents foxed but clean.
MERRY STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Written by Ierne L. Plunket; Margaret Baker; Thora Stowell; et al.
Stock no. 426525
Published by Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press. Circa 1937. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Pictorial boards, colour plates. B/w illustrations. First story is 'The Witch's Cottage' by Ierne L. Plunket. Board edges worn, a few corners bumped. Presentation plate to front pastedown. Some light browning to verso of frontis. A few light foxspots to contents. Contents are tight. A little chipping to edges of wrapper, with some foxing and grubby marks - but nice and complete!
A New Collection of School Stories, edited by Valerie Bierman. Grey boards, silver title to spine. ISBN: 0416157025. SIGNED by editor, with inscription on title page.