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Third edition. Red pictorial cloth with gilt. 145 pages. B/w chapter headers. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine faded. Prize inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Joints starting to crack. Light browning to endpapers, some foxing to contents. There is a musty (possibly tobacco) smell to contents.
HABITS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF ALL NATIONS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE YOUNG
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821068
Published by Edward Lacey. Circa 1860. Very good condition.
Brown blind stamped boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w plates. vi and 248 pages. Top & tail of spine worn, corners lightly rubbed. Boards clean and bright. Front endpaper missing. Contemporary inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Top corner creases to contents and a few grubby marks.
Three-quarters blue calf leather binding, red title block with gilt title to spine. Marbled paper boards. Marbled text block. Hand-coloured frontis. xii + 346 pages. Spine is faded, scuffed and worn, small splits to sides of top & tail, slight loss to tail. Edges rubbed & worn. Boards scuffed. Joints cracked but binding tight. Foxing to prelims and last couple of pages. A few margin marks to contents.
Brown leather covers with black title label to spine. Or the Adventures of James and Georgette. Altered from the French and Adapted to he Perusal of Youth. B/w illustrations. Wear, with scuffing and surface damage to covers. Corners are bumped. Front endpaper has inscription in ink and is nearly detached. Foxing and marks throughout. Musty smell. Pencil inscriptions to last couple of pages.
Small format. Red leather spine. Marbled boards. 8 b/w plates. Stories Of Animals Intended for Children Between Five and Seven Years Old. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping to corners. Surface paper damage (loss) to top corner of rear cover. Browning and page marks. Musty smell to book. A reading copy.
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.
THE CHERRY-STONES; OR, THE FORCE OF CONSCIENCE
Written by William Adams; Rev. H.C. Adams. Illustrated by John Absolon.
Stock no. 1319311
Published by Routledge, Warne, And Routledge. 1863. Good condition.
Maroon embossed cloth with gilt title pieces to spine and front cover. Full page b/w plates with tissue paper guards. 143 pages plus adverts to rear. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Spine darkened and gilt dulled. Covers grubby/faded. Name plate to front pastedown. A few small foxspots. Lower 1" of rear joint is cracked.
A YEAR OF COUNTRY LIFE; OR, THE CHRONICLE OF THE YOUNG NATURALISTS
No author listed.
Stock no. 1319310
Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1856. Good condition.
Embossed blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Cream endpapers. 247 pages, all edges gilt. B/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly grubby and stain to top edge of front cover. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Tiny binders sticker to rear pastedown. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins but generally contents clean.
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.
Large format. 13 x 10 inches. Red cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards. 8 chromolitho moveable pictures. Pull the tab and the picture changes. B/w illustrations. Text in verse. Spine bumped and some light rubbing to cover edges. A few light spots to front edge of spine and some light scuffing to rear cover. Generally covers bright. Joints are cracked. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. The second moveable image is not working - could possibly be repaired. Otherwise, all others in excellent working order. Some light foxing and page browning and the pull-tabs are just a little grubby from fingering. Overall a super copy of a scarce moveable book.
Rollo's Tour in Europe series. Blue embossed cloth, gilt title to spine. 215 pages. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped with slight wear. Stain to rear cover. Small name plate to front pastedown. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. Foxspots to page margins.
Instructive applications by Croxall. Small format. Brown cloth. Gilt title to spine. 296 pages. Illustrated with 100 b/w engravings. Pull-out b/w frontispiece. Covers are worn and grubby. Inscription in ink to front pastedown, further writing in ink to rear endpapers. Front free-endpaper is missing. Contents are foxed and very grubby.