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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1323009
Published by Methuen Children's Books. 1977. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The last gnomes in Britain live by a Warwickshire brook. Cloudberry, the restless one, determines to explore the Folly to its source. He goes and does not return. Thus the story begins when his three brothers build a boat and set out to find him. Grey/blue boards with coloured title to spine and vignette to front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0416145000. Spine and corners bumped. Browning to endpapers (transferred from dustwrapper flaps which are foxed. Dustwrapper heavily sunned to spine and edges.

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COLLECTED STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Written by Walter De La Mare. Illustrated by Robin Jacques.
Stock no. 1322907
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st thus 1957. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

New Edition. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, in green title block. 400 pages, top edge green. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some slight foxing and spotting to endpapers. Top edge has faded (no longer green). Price-cut wrapper is edge chipped and creased with tape to top of spine on verso.

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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2137444
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1942. Almost very good condition.

A story about the last gnomes in Britain, their exploration of the Folly Brook and their search for Cloudberry, their long-lost brother who went up the Folly and never returned... Grey cloth, red titles. Enchanting b/w wood-engravings. 200 pages. (The true first edition, as this book was later published with colour plates). Spine is browned, with red title fading. Bumping to corners and spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing; heaviest to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges; some to page margins. A few other margin marks.

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CITY OF GOLD AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
Written by Peter Dickinson. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 1813291
Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 10 x 7 ins. 24 full page colour illustrations and b/w textual illustrations throughout. A highly unusual rendering of 33 Old Testament stories by the author, who has fused the individual stories into an account of the development of the scattered Tribes of Israel, who were to build the Temple in Jerusalem; suffer a decline, culminating in the destruction of the City of Gold. Each story is re-told with vigor from a different contemporary perspective, as would have been the case in the earliest oral traditions before these stories were written down. A Carnegie Medal winner. ISBN: 0575028831. Minor foxing to top edge of text block and endpapers. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-worn.

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PIGEON POST
Written by Arthur Ransome. Illustrated by Arthur Ransome.
Stock no. 1316067
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1936. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth. Gilt title to front cover and spine. Illustrated endpapers of 'The Hill Country'. B/w text illustrations. 383 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few light marks to covers. Page 281/2 has 1" loss to lower edge of page (slight loss of text on page 282 but story still readable). Some fingermarks to contents and some foxing.

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PIGEON POST
Written by Arthur Ransome. Illustrated by Arthur Ransome.
Stock no. 1404304
Published by Jonathan Cape. 2nd 1936. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine and embossed title to front cover. Pictorial endpapers of the Hill Country. B/w illustrations. Spine bumped and a little faded. Slight bumping to corners. Small mark to rear board. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Enapapers lightly browned and foxed. Some foxing and marks to contents but many pages are clean.

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