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Pictorial boards, blue cloth spine. Front board shows cat at a writing desk with 3 kittens behind. Colour mounted frontis plate, two dogs playing at the sea-side. B/w illustrations throughout, many of cats! 87 pages. 10 x 8". Spine has faded to brown, with some other marks; appears to have been repaired to top and tail at some point. Heavy scuffing and surface paper damage to covers. Corners are bumped and very worn. Joint/hinge between title page and frontis is cracked, showing stitching and webbing. Foxing and browning to pages throughout.
Ladybird series 401. Pale blue boards with square pictorial onlay to front and titles. B/w illustration to endpapers. Colour illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped, some browning to cover edges. Split to lower 1" of rear edge of spine and some water(?) damage to lower edges of rear cover. Endpapers browned. Some foxing and grubby fingermarks to contents. Price-cut wrapper is worn, torn and creased. Some pulling of hinges causing contents to be slightly loose.
American Edition. Green cloth covered boards, titles to spine and front cover. Line drawings throughout. ISBN: 0689310862. SIGNED by author, with dedication to a previous owner on half-title page. 3rd printing. Names in ink to front endpaper on both sides. Wrapper has loss to base of spine; damp mark to rear panel, which also goes across some outer page edges. Wrapper also has some tears.
MISS EMMA OF DUSTBIN ALLEY
Written by Isobel St. Vincent. Illustrated by Helen Haywood.
Stock no. 2131640
Published by Hutchinson's Books for Young People. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Miss Emma was a maiden lady cat who had made a delightful home for herself in a dustbin. Pale blue boards, red titles. Colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 80 pages. Presentation plate, inscription in ink, tape marks and tear to front endpaper. Surface paper lifting to front pastedown, where it appears something has been removed. Tape and other marks to rear endpaper/pastedown. Some foxing. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; some loss; foxed with grubby marks.
Large, oblong spiral bound shaped book. Each leaf gets larger. Spiral binding is slightly damaged. Pages are slightly grubby from fingermarks and also slightly worn at corner tips.
THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2131310
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1951. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Beige boards, red titles. Colour illustrations. Circular pictorial onlay. 52 pages. Colour illustrations. 5" x 4.25". Inscription in ink to half-title page. Wrapper has grubby marks; a few small closed tears and creasing.
Green cloth spine. Pictorial front cover shows cat and dog laughing! Colour plates and b/w illustrations. Only a working copy! SOLD WITH ALL FAULTS. Scuffing and creasing to covers; loss to onlay on front. Grubby marks to covers. Binding is weak; some pages are partially detached. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. 10 plates - 1 is torn, with loss, 1 has been coloured in. Foxing and margin marks. Some page margin tears.
Oblong format. Card wraps. B/w illustrations. Musical score. Creasing to cover corners. Foxing/browning to pages.
Small format. Blue pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Little Rogues: Book Two. Board corners worn, boards a little grubby, a couple of small scratches. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to text block and endpapers.
A Pixie Book. Very small format, blue pictorial boards. Cute colour illustrations. Staples to spine have rusted. Nicks to top and tail of spine. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
Large oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations to each page featuring white and black cats, text of story below. ISBN: 0224021397. Corners bumped & rubbed. Light browning to page edges.
NICHOLAS THOMAS GETS INTO TROUBLE BOOK 1
Written by Kitty Styles. Illustrated by Mary Kendal Lee.
Stock no. 2130672
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Red pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Comprises: Nicholas Thomas in the Toffee Shop, Nicholas Thomas Goes to a Wax Works Show, and The Chief who was Too Noisy. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges; some chipping. Foxing throughout. Inscription in red ink to title page. Wrapper is very creased with tears and chips; grubby marks and loss.