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A collection of stories. Blue pictorial cloth, gilt titles, illustration to front cover is of a sunset with a young boy flying on a bat over a pond with a frog sat on a toadstool. B/w illustrations. Floral endpapers. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly grubby and spine slightly darkened. Name and address in ink (neat) to verso of front free-endpaper. Contents are well browned with a few small, light marks to margins.
Oblong format. Beige cloth with green cloth spine and corners. Colour and sepia illustrations throughout. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers browned. Inscription in ink and name in ink to front free-endpaper, embossed library stamp to same page. Contents clean.
THE CAPTAIN'S YOUNGEST PICCINO AND OTHER CHILD STORIES
Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Stock no. 1325638
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1894. Very good condition.
Green decorated cloth. B/w plates. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly grubby. Book leans to one side a bit. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. Heavy foxing to contents.
Four sections entitled "Pictures for Pets with rambling rhymes", "Illustrated Proverbs for the Nursery", "The Queen and Princesses of Dolly Land" and "New Scenes of Monkey Life". Each section has four rhymes and four vibrant oil-colour plates. Green decorated cloth with large pictorial onlay to front. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed, some small indentations to lower cover edges. Gilt to spine has been rubbed away. Endpapers have been replaced. Margins of title-page are worn. Foxing and some fingering throughout. A nice copy of a scarce book.
A series of outline engravings for water-colour painting with descriptive stories and verses by George Weatherly. Rebound in black cloth with a leather spine. Slight scuffing to cloth and light wear to spine. Endpapers are slightly grubby. Some foxing throughout, heavy to rear pages. Illustrations have been very neatly coloured in (as they were meant to be).
Small, oblong format. Cardwraps held together with a silk ribbon. 4 colour plates. Covers are grubby. Silk ribbon has been replaced with silver paper(?). Some grubby marks inside covers but plates still bright and clean.
A Humorous Tale Written Principally by a Lady of Ninety. Brown cloth, gilt vignette & title to front. 22 woodcuts. With new illustrations by Greenaway. 3rd issue of first edition. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers scuffed and marked. Front joint is cracked, hinges pulled showing stitching beneath but binding still tight. This is a well loved edition and the pages are quite grubby in places.
Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles. 44 pen and ink drawings 7 x 5.25". 140 pages plus 4 page booklist to rear. Spine and corners bumped. Some light stains to covers. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Joints cracked. Endpapers browned. Textblock is grubby. Some fingermarks to page margins.
PAGE, SQUIRE, AND KNIGHT: A ROMANCE OF THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY
Written by W.H. Davenport Adams.
Stock no. 1325411
Published by The Book Society. Almost very good condition.
Green pictorial cloth, gilt titles and vignettes. 113 b/w illustrations. 326 pages. The base of the spine mentions W. Mack but inside the book it says published by The Book Society. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Endpapers are faintly damp spotted. Light page browning to contents.
Beige cloth with black decorations to spine and front cover, gilt title labels and two small colour onlays to front cover. Gilt title to spine. Hand coloured frontis and title-page. 189 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Slight page browning and foxing.
NORMAN VALLERY; OR, OVER TO OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
Written by W.H.G. Kingston. Illustrated by Adrien Marie.
Stock no. 1325263
Published by Gall & Inglis. Circa 1889. Very good condition.
Brown decorated cloth, gilt title label to spine and gilt title and vignette to front cover. Cream endpapers. B/w plates. 256 pages, all edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped. Prize plate and a small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Some foxing.
Blue decorated cloth with gilt title to spine. 127 pages. B/w frontis and title-page. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Name plate to front pastedown, prize plate to verso of front free-endpaper. Endpapers browned. Contents clean.