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BIRD STORIES OLD AND NEW, TOLD IN PICTURES AND PROSE
Written by Harrison Weir. Illustrated by Harrison Weir.
Stock no. 1319206
Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Circa 1887. Good condition.
Cloth spine. Pale peach pictorial boards. 63 pages. B/w illustrations. Covers are edge worn and a bit grubby. Light damp stains to edges of front pastedown. Endpapers lightly browned and foxed. Grubby fingermarks to some pages.
Orange cloth with nightingale silhouette to front cover. Black titles to spine. Pictorial endpapers. Charming silhouette illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers discoloured and slightly grubby. Child's pretend library markings (in ink) to rear free-endpaper. Some marks to page margins.
Large format. Paperwraps. Colour illustrations. A couple of inch split to base of spine; repaired with magic tape. Chipping/closed tear to edge of rear cover; couple of chips of loss. Some grubby marks and foxing. Contents are still very good.
Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and pictorial front board. 8 colour plates with tissue guards. Top edge gilt. Spine & corners lightly rubbed. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Scattered foxing throughout. Foxing to tissue guards and faint on some plates.
Red pictorial cloth, gilt titles. With 54 b/w illustrations by Browne. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; a few nicks and chips. Fading to spine; marks to covers, including cup ring mark to front cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing and margin marks.
Collins Wonder Colour Books. Colour pictorial boards. Colour & b/w illustrations. Wear to cover edges. Small ink scribble to top of front endpaper. Page edge browning.
The story of a boy and a trumpeter swan who had no voice. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Boards mottled by damp (not too heavy). Faint inscription in pencil to blue front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper has surface paper loss to lower front panel (probably caused by the removal of a label) and is edge-worn with a few small chips and closed tears.
A Buffin Book. Stiff card covers. Colour illustrations. Spine rubbed with loss of surface paper. Board edges rubbed, covers scuffed. Light erasure mark to inside front cover. A few light marks and creases to contents.
Ben and Biddy, the two bullfinches, were found in the middle of the road, too young to move. Sheila and Peter took them home to feed and look after them... Yellow boards, blue title to spine and vignette of a reindeer to front cover. Lovely b/w illustrations. 119 pages. A Hamish Hamilton Reindeer book. Bumping to spine and corners; a couple of small nicks. Indentation mark to spine. Some foxing to pages throughout. Wrapper is edge-creased with some chips and tears; damp marked in places; with some other marks, especially to rear panel.
An adaption of the tale 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'. A sly buzzard entices one animal after another into taking a "cool ride" with him. Then the monkey, wanting to protect his friends, devises a plan to force the buzzard to "straighten up and fly right." Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0437860205. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at edges.
Large format. Beige cloth spine with brown title. Cream paper boards with circular pictorial onlay of a small chick. 19 mounted colour plates of baby birds. 120 pages. Covers are very worn, picture on onlay is completely worn away. Spine has been rebacked and there are new endpapers. Covers grubby with some browning. Ink inscription to half-title page. A few marks and a little foxing to contents but many pages are clean. All plates are present, pages on which warbler and yellow hammer plates are mounted have been reinserted, edges are grubby. Crease to frontis page but not to plate.
Red cloth spine, pictorial boards. 8 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. An informative bird book for children. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Corners very bumped and worn. Board edges rubbed. Rear board a little grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some joints are cracked. A little foxing mainly to endpapers. Some fingering and grubby marks to some page margins.