ANTHOLOGY - STORY
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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.
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).
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.
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.
Grey pictorial boards. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. First story 'Little Pink Pig and His Three-Legged Stool'. Spine and corners bumped. Prize plate to front free-endpaper. Joint between frontis and title-page is cracked. Light foxing to contents.
Red cloth with gilt title to spine, elephant head vignette to front. A mix of poems and stories. 441 pages and 4 page booklist to rear. Wear to cover edges. Name and address label to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is marked with edge-creasing; tears and chips; a few small bits of loss.
EVERY GIRL'S STORY BOOK
Written by Leonora Fry; Elinor Stretton; W.H. Morris; Dora Chapman; May Wynne; et al. Illustrated by G.W. Goss; et al..
Stock no. 2131241
Published by The Avenue Press. Circa 1937. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Large format. Cloth spine. Front cover shows girls out walking - two are looking at a map. First story is 'Drama by Car' by Fry. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Some wear and spotting to spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with edge-tears and chips; grubby marks and foxspots, but minimal loss.
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.
FASCINATING STORIES FOR GIRLS
Written by Jessie Leckie Herbertson; Ethel Talbot; Mary Shrewsbury; Barbara E. Todd; et al. Illustrated by Francis E. Hiley; G.E. Studdy; et al..
Stock no. 2131182
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Almost very good condition.
The Jolly Bookshelf series. Yellow pictorial covers, tennis player to front, hockey player to spine. 9 stories and 1 poem. 4 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. 96 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Grubby marks to covers. Inscription in pencil to front pastedown. Foxing throughout.
THE NEW BLUE BOOK FOR GIRLS
Written by Mrs. Herbert Strang; Anne Page; Angela Brazil; et al. Illustrated by M.D. Johnston; K.W. Coales; et al..
Stock no. 2131181
Published by Oxford University Press. 1935. Almost very good condition.
Blue pictorial boards showing girl hanging from rigging of yacht. 4 colour plates. B/w illustrations. First story 'The Wallflowers' by Page. Bumping and wear to edges, corners and spine. A few marks to covers; scuffing. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to outer page edges. Contents are still very good.
THE LOVESOME BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLK
Written by Kay Rossiter; P.B. Longson; Lee Anderson; et al. Illustrated by B. Spurr; P.B. Longson; Lesley Gordon; et al..
Stock no. 2131159
Published by The Epworth Press. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Cloth spine, pictorial front cover with advert to rear cover. Edited by Rossiter. First story is 'Betty and the Dream-Man'. Includes dot-to-dots and musical score. Bumping to top and tail of spine and corners; a little chipping to corners. Bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to outer page edges. Dot-to-dots and a couple of other puzzle/colouring pages have been completed, but erased (can still see indentations etc). Wrapper is creased with some edge-tears and chips; a little loss.
SHORT STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Written by Sibyl B. Owsley; Evelyn Whitaker; et al. Illustrated by S.G. Hulme Beaman; et al..
Stock no. 2131155
Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd.. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Red cloth spine, decorated blue boards. Four colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. First story "Maisie and the Fairies" by Owsley. Top and tail of spine are bumped and faded, with marks. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with creasing; tears and loss to top edges of panels. Smaller loss along bottom edges of panels.