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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).
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".
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.
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.
John & Mary Book No. 6. Yellow cloth spine, with pictorial covers. Colour illustrations. Some slight wear at cover edges. Contents clean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A shaped book with pictorial cardwraps and front and rear covers have felt to them (for fur of Pitapat the tabby cat). 10 pages, each with a colour illustration and text. Covers worn and a little grubby. Staples rusty. Some light marks to pages.