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BEDTIME STORIES
No author listed.
Stock no. 1318932
Published by Birn Brothers Ltd.. Circa 1951. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows a clock in the background with a boy and a girl infront - the boy is reading to the little girl, who is cuddling a doll of colour. First story is 'The Lollipop Shop'. Two-tone illustrations. Spine and corners bumped, covers edge rubbed. Light creases to covers. Name in ink in belongs to box. Some foxing and fingering to page margins.

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SHAMROCK AND SPEAR TALES AND LEGENDS FROM IRELAND
Written by F.M. Pilkington. Illustrated by Roy Spencer.
Stock no. 2132483
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1966. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth covered boards. Gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. A few knocks to cover edges. Marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is browned with some edge-creasing.

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TALES AND CONVERSATIONS; OR THE NEW CHILDREN'S FRIEND
Written by Mrs. Markham.
Stock no. 1318694
Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman. 1st 1832. Very good condition.

Two volumes. Quarter bound with black leather, gilt titles and raised bands on spines and marbled boards. 292 & 295 pages. A collection of short stories. Slight wear to cover edges. Rear joint or volume 1 and front joint of volume 2 cracked. Each volume is inscribed in ink to 7 year old Mary Senior Clark who grew up to be an author notably of "Lost Legends of the Nursery Songs" published in 1870. Some foxing to contents but generally clean.

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OPEN THE DOOR
Written by Margery Fisher; et al. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone; et al..
Stock no. 2132411
Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd.. 1966. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Dustwrapper design by Edward Ardizzone. A collection of Margery Fisher's own choice of stories by famous childrens authors. B/w illustrations by various artists. Red boards. Gilt titles. 381 pages. 9 x 5.75". ISBN: 0340037091. Spotting to covers, which have bowing to front cover. Corners are bumped. Name in ink to front endpaper. Contents are still very good. Ardizzone illustrate wrapper is edge-torn and chipped and creased, but with minimal loss, some uneven fading to rear panel.

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TRAVELLERS' INDIA: AN ANTHOLOGY
Written by H.K. Kaul.
Stock no. 1818888
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1979. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

This anthology deals with published travel accounts from ancient time to the early twentieth-century, selected by H.K. Kaul, Librarian at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. ISBN: 019560654X.

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THE MARY FRANCES STORY BOOK
Written by Jane Eayre Fryer. Illustrated by Edwin John Prittie.
Stock no. 1318521
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1923. Almost very 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 and corners bumped and slightly worn. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Corner/margin loss to one page (2"x1"), text unaffected. Grubby fingermarks and foxing to contents. Endpapers lightly browned.

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THE DOWNHILL CROCODILE WHIZZ AND OTHER STORIES
Written by Margaret Mahy. Illustrated by Ian Newsham.
Stock no. 1818428
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1986. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A collection of ten enchanting tales of varying lengths for five to nine year-olds. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 130 pages. ISBN: 0460062379. SIGNED by the author with dedication and a drawing to title page. Child's name & room number in black pen to front pastedown. Heavy foxing to text block and edge of prelims. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed with a closed tear repaired to verso with clear tape so that it is barely visible to rear panel.

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LIE-DOWN STORIES
Written by Natalie Joan. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Stock no. 1318353
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1930. Almost very good condition.

Stories by Natalie Joan, delightfully illustrated with 8 colour plates and b/w drawings in the text. Beige cloth spine with black title, pictorial front board showing mother putting child to bed. 77 pages. 10" x 7.25". Spine and corners slightly bumped and worn. Front joint has been repaired with white paper tape. Contents are pulled causing them to be a little loose. Some light foxing and other marks but generally contents clean.

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THE JENNY WREN STORY BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell; H.M. Brock; et al..
Stock no. 1318352
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Good condition.

Large format. Green cloth spine, pictorial front board. 2 colour plates by Lucie Attwell, B/w text illustrations by various artists. First story is "The Sick Doll's Diary". 9.75" x 7". Spine and corners worn, lower 1" of spine was split and has been glued down. Edges rubbed. Joints cracked. Foxing and grubby fingermarks to contents.

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LITTLE FOLKS' PICTURE STORY BOOK
Written by Ethel Talbot; Constance Heward; Angela Brazil; et al. Illustrated by Anne Anderson; Alan Wright.
Stock no. 1318325
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Circa 1921. Good condition.

Large format. Cream cloth spine. Pictorial front board shwoing girl and boy running after a small dog with a doll in its mouth. 6 colour plates, b/w text illustrations. An anthology of stories and verse, first story is "Betty". Spine and corners bumped and worn. Cover edges worn with some small indentations. Damp stain to lower edge of rear cover and spine edge browned. Small brown stain to edge of front cover and "Miss Ruck" and "5" written in red biro to top of front cover. Name and address in ink to front pastedown, name and date in ink to free-endpaper. Endpapers browned. Some light foxing and grubby fingermarks to contents (including a few plate margins but pictures unaffected).

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ENID BLYTON READERS 1
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 1318209
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1952. Very good condition.

Decorated cardwraps. Two-tone text illustrations throughout. 128 pages. 13 short stories, the first being "The Peppermint Party". Inscription in ink inside front cover. Foxing else contents clean.

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FIRESIDE TALES
Written by Sibyl B. Owsley. Illustrated by Chris G. Temple.
Stock no. 1317930
Published by John F. Shaw & Co Ltd.. Circa 1933. Very good condition.

Large format. Cloth spine with black title and vignette. Colour front board showing 2 children with their teddies and pixies. 8 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Covers edge worn. Rear cover is slightly grubby. Inscription in ink to centre of title-page. Foxing to contents. Small repair with white tape to rear joint.

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