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ROBINSON CRUSOE, THE CLEVER CATS, & C.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1320522
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. Circa 1880. Almost very good condition.

Coloured picture book for the nursery. 11.5 x 8.5". Blue decorated cloth. 16 colour illustrations. Printed one side on untearable paper. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Light damp stain to top 2" of rear cover. Endpapers browned. New front free-endpaper. Foxing and some grubby fingering, showing mainly on unprinted sides of pages. Small ink mark to one page (unprinted).

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LOUIS WAIN'S PAINTING BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1320521
Circa 1912. Good condition.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial onlay to front cover shows a long-haired grey cat. 4 colour plates mounted on grey paper (2 cats, 2 dogs). B/w illustrations throughout, including many cats. Covers are grubby and worn., some surface paper loss to rear edge of spine. Some loss to pictorial onlay. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Some damage at both joints where spine has been profesionally relaid? Title-page is missing. Book opens after free-endpaper to frontis and then "Greedy".

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IN NURSERYLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN
Written by Sheila E. Braine; Grace C. Floyd. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1320519
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Circa 1927. Good condition.

Father Tuck's Golden Gift series. Green cloth spine with black title, pictorial boards. Two-tone illustrations throughout. Colour frontis of Mother Goose. The illustrations feature cats throughout. Spine bumped. Corners worn. Edges rubbed. Covers lightly marked. Prize plate to front pastedown. Front joint is cracked. Foxing and browning to endpapers. Grubby fingermarks throughout. Title-page has been defaced with blue biro, some of which has been erased.

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SAID THE DOG TO THE CAT
Written by Martin Armstrong. Illustrated by F. Stocks May.
Stock no. 1320476
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow cloth, green title to spine and vignette to front cover. 183 pages. B/w text illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn with chips to top and tail spine. Rear panel of wrapper is slightly grubby.

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THE NEW BOY
Written by Doreen Tovey. Illustrated by Maurice Wilson.
Stock no. 1320444
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1970. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

B/w illustrations. The story of Seeley, replacing Solomon the much-loved siamese cat. Red boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0718104331. Spine bumped. Foxspots to textblock and endpapers. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and lightly foxed on verso.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) KEEPS A DOG
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 1319979
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st thus 1971. Almost very good condition.

Reset edition. Glazed pictorial boards. "Pet wanted for three kittens. Must be Clean, Honest and Loving. Apply... Orlando." Bill the black poodle proves to be more than a handful of trouble for the Orlando Family! ISBN: 0224619276. Slight wear to spine and corners. Remains of a small sticky label to rear cover. Small name in red biro to front free-endpaper. Light finger creases to page margins else contents clean.

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PUSS IN BOOTS
No author listed. Illustrated by Karen Avery.
Stock no. 1319590
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1977. Very good condition.

A Peepshow Book. 360 degree book, use the ties to display. Pink glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 0701121426. Spine discoloured. Contents fine. Some slight grubby marks to covers.

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DAME WIGGINS OF LEE AND HER SEVEN WONDERFUL CATS
Written by John Ruskin. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 2133897
Published by George Allen. 1st 1885. Almost very good condition.

A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of Ninety. Brown cloth, gilt vignette & title to front. 22 woodcuts. With new illustrations by Greenaway. Nearly 2" split to cloth at base of spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks.

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A CATLAND COMPANION
Written by John Silvester; Anne Mobbs.
Stock no. 2133886
Published by Crescent Books. 1994. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

US edition. Classic cats by Louis Wain and many others. Pictorial glazed boards, colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0517120259. Wrapper is edge-creased with fading to spine and edges.

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KITS AND CATS
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1319482
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1930. Very good condition.

Father Tuck's "Hurrah" series. A tall (15") cardwrap shaped book. 3 colour illustrations (one double-spread) plus b/w text illustrations of cats in Louis Wain's delightful style. 12 pages, unpaginated. Covers are edge worn and slightly grubby. Page browning and a few light marks to contents. Generally a nice copy of a scarce item.

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LOUIS WAIN'S PICTURE BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by Louis Wain; Harry Rountree; H.G.C. Marsh Lambert; Harry B. Neilson; et al..
Stock no. 1319478
Published by Collins Clear-Type Press. Slightly better than good condition.

Brown cloth spine with dark brown title and illustration, pictorial front board. Colour plates plus b/w text illustrations (mostly Wain but others also). Spine is grubby. Covers are edge worn and also grubby, a couple of small scratch marks to front cover. New endpapers. Some light foxing. Some colouring to some of the b/w illustrations and some erasing as well. There is a musty (tobbaco?) smell to the contents.

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ORLANDO (THE MARMALADE CAT) AND THE WATER CATS
Written by Kathleen Hale. Illustrated by Kathleen Hale.
Stock no. 1319319
Published by Jonathan Cape. 1st 1972. Almost very good condition.

Green pictorial glazed boards with white title to spine. Colour lithograph illustrations. 32 pages. 10.75" x 8". What happens when Orlando and his family go to visit their cousins the Water Cats in France. ISBN: 0224006622. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn, spine slightly faded. Barcode label to rear cover. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Some light foxing to page margins/textblock. Generally contents clean.

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