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WORDSWORTH'S POEMS FOR THE YOUNG
Written by William Wordsworth. Illustrated by John MacWhirter; John Pettie; J.E. Millais.
Stock no. 2134264
Published by Alexander Strahan & Co.. 1st 1863. Almost very good condition.
Brown/red cloth with gilt and black titles and decorations. Brown endpapers. 50 illustrations by MacWhirter and Pettie and a vignette by Millais. 90 pages plus 10 page booklist to rear. All edges gilt. 2" split to front side of spine; chipping/fraying to cloth at top and tail of spine. Corners are bumped, with wear. Name in pencil/gilt to front endpaper. Joints are cracked. Foxing to outer page edges and page margins.
With Hints for Drawing-Room Performance. Green cloth with gilt title to front cover. 3 lithographic illustrations. Contains: The Hunchback; The Prince With the Nose and The Fairy. Uneven mottling to covers - possibly has been damp at some point. Foxing to outer page edges and some internal pages.
RUPERT AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE FAIRIES - RUPERT LITTLE BEAR LIBRARY No. 22
Written by Mary Tourtel. Illustrated by Mary Tourtel.
Stock no. 2134258
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Circa 1934. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Yellow boards with black title to top, picture to centre and verse to bottom. Rupert Little bear Library no. 22. B/w text illustrations throughout. Also contains: Rupert and Bill Badger's Picnic Party. Splits to all sides of spine; varying lengths, but virtually no loss. Bumping and chipping to corners. Damp staining to bottom of cover edges, seeping through a little to a inside of boards and a few pages. Inscription in ink to top of front cover. Hinges are pulled - can see stitching, which is still holding, but starting to become weak in places. Marks to outer page edges and a few margin marks. Wrapper is creased with damp marking; torn with loss to bottom edge, base of spine and corners. Picture and writing to wrapper still complete!
Green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes. Colour frontis. B/w plates and text illustrations. 474 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some slight scuffing to cloth. Name and address in ink to half title-page. Endpapers browned. Page 35/6 has lower corner torn off (slight loss to margin illustrations only, not text). A few light foxspots to contents. A nice copy of the first issue of the first edition (first issue points present: dung beetle is shown to be pushing dung with front legs on pgs 65, 337 & 457 and horse is being dragged up a vertical cliff on pg 316).
Colour pictorial laminated boards - Rupert and friends building a snowman. 1st story Rupert and the Friendly Sea-Lion. 123 pages. 10x7 inches. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Tiny mark to top of spine. No names, price NOT cut. Small brown marks affects margin and text block of first 50 pages. Painting contest page untouched.
Blue boards, red title to spine and vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. 125 pages. Spine bumped. Prize inscription in blue biro to front pastedown, name of which has been scribbled out with black biro. Price-cut dustwrapper is torn and creased with tape repairs on verso, rear panel is a bit grubby.
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.
A friendly sort of book, about Old Stripe (the badger) and his home beneath the Beech Tree, his friends, Potter, Scruff the Fox, Skip Squirrel, and other animal folk who live among quiet woodland paths, old gnarled trees, grassy banks, and the rippling stream. Green cloth. Gilt titles. B/w illustrations. 160 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some light browning to top and tail of spine. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Small brown mark to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper is edge worn with tape repairs on verso, some creases and rear panel slightly grubby.
Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Covers are slightly edge rubbed and creased. Light foxing to contents.
TROUBLE ON THUNDER MOUNTAIN
Written by Russell Hoban. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1320462
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The O'Saurus family rebuild Thunder Mountain with the aid of their friends... Pictorial glazed boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0571193595. Spine slightly bumped. A lovely copy contained in a slightly edge worn dustwrapper that has a couple of small tears along the bottom edge.
Written by Johanna Spyri; Elisabeth P. Stork; Charles Wharton Stork. Illustrated by Maria L. Kirk.
Stock no. 1320461
Published by J.B. Lippincott Company. Circa 1920. Almost very good condition.
Red cloth with gilt titles, black illustration to front cover. Illustrated endpapers. 8 colour plates. 274 pages. Translated by E. Stork, introduction by C. Stork. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Foxing throughout.
18 b/w plates and b/w illustration to title page. Maroon cloth with gilt decorations to front. 252 pages, top edge gilt others untrimmed. 8x6". Spine and corners bumped. Name in ink and inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to contents.