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OTTO OF THE SILVER HAND
Written by Howard Pyle. Illustrated by Howard Pyle.
Stock no. 2134782
Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1st 1888. Very good condition.

Large format. Blue cloth with gilt/black titles and decorations to spine and front cover. B/w plates and other b/w illustrations. Uneven browning/darkening to covers. Wear to corners; a few small nicks at cloth. Bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper. Browning to prelim and outer page edges; some foxing.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Stock no. 2134781
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1979. Very good condition.

The Deluxe India Paper Edition. Black cloth with gilt titles spine and decoration to front cover. All 3 books in one volume. Paper is wafer thin. ISBN: 004823091X. Covers have a few light marks. Fold-out maps appear to have a couple of mis-folds, but also couple of small tears along crease lines. Pages next to fold-out maps have faint crease lines. A few margin marks. Original box is almost very good - lid has tear to one corner; also scuffing and some marks.

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NOW WE ARE SIX
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 2134780
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 4th 1928. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth, gilt titles, vignette and border. Top edge gilt. Pink pictorial endpapers. Delightful b/w illustrations throughout. 103 pages. Spine is browned with bumping and wear to top and tail. Corners are bumped. A few small marks to covers. Bookplate to verso of front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, prelims, outer page edges and a few to page margins. Contents are generally still very good.

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THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
Written by A.A. Milne. Illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
Stock no. 2134779
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1928. Good condition.

In which Pooh builds a house, Small gets lost and Tigger is unbounced... Salmon pink cloth. Gilt vignette and lettering. Top edge gilt. Numerous b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Spine is browned with a few small nicks/chips to top and tail. Cup ring and other splash marks to covers. Browning to endpapers. Bookplate to verso of front endpaper. Foxing/browning to outer page edges; some margin marks. Page margin tears to a few pages. Contents are still generally very good.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel.
Stock no. 2134778
Published by Macmillan & Co.. 1872. Good condition.

Red leather spine and corners; marbled boards and endpapers. 50 illustrations by Tenniel. 222 numbered pages. Some of the red leather has browned, with wear. Corners are bumped. Scuffing/score marks to covers. This is possibly a contemporary rebinding. Inscriptions in ink to half-title page. 32nd thousand to title page. Browning to page edges and margins; some foxing and grubby marks.

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THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK MINGO
Written by Helen Bannerman. Illustrated by Helen Bannerman.
Stock no. 2134776
Published by James Nisbet & Co. Ltd.. 4th Almost very good condition.

Small format (5.25 x 3.5"). Green cloth, red title and black vignette to front cover, black title to spine. 143 pages. Colour illustrations. Printed on one side of the paper only. Spine is browned with spotting. Wear along cover edges. Front joint is a bit cracked. Small repair to tear to front endpaper. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Some foxing throughout and to outer page edges. Rear endpaper has torn torn off (with loss).

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LITTLE DEGCHIE-HEAD
Written by Helen Bannerman. Illustrated by Helen Bannerman.
Stock no. 2134775
Published by James Nisbet & Co. Limited. 1st 1903. Good condition.

An Awful Warning to Bad Babas. The story of a little girl who lost her head in a fire! Small format. Beige covers, oval pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour illustrations. Rebacked with new spine and endpapers; some fading. Heavy wear to cover edges; bumping. A little surface paper damage from repair. Foxing/browning to outer page edges. A few margin marks.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk.
Stock no. 1822022
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Hand-bound in quarter vellum, centenary limited edition of 1000 copies. Pictorial paper boards showing Ratty and Mole on the river to front and Toad to rear. Etching hand-printed, signed and numbered by the artist, and tipped onto a special limitation page of thick laid paper. Around 100 illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk, with 16 tipped-in colour plates. Presented in a cloth-bound solander box. Top edge gilt. A stunning limited edition celebrating the centenary of a beloved classsic. This is no. 55 of 1000 copies. Minor bump to lower front edge of vellum spine (hard to photograph). Couple of minor 'dints' to top edge of text block, again, hard to photograph. Contents beautiful. Solander box is also fine. Contained in original Folio Society shipping box.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Written by J.K. Rowling.
Stock no. 1321174
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Harry Potter's 6th year at Hogwarts. Pictorial boards. 607 pages. ISBN: 0747581088. Spine slightly bumped. Textblock is very lightly browned. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Written by J.K. Rowling. Illustrated by Levi Pinfold.
Stock no. 1321173
Published by Bloomsbury. Circa 2017. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

20th anniversary edition. Black boards with gilt title to spine. Orange endpapers. 350 pages with yellow and black textblock. ISBN: 9781408883808. 2nd printing of this edition. Minimal rubbing at edges of wrapper and scuff mark to rear panel.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Written by J.K. Rowling.
Stock no. 1321172
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2003. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Fifth in the Harry Potter series. Pictorial boards. 766 pages. ISBN: 0747551006. Spine bumped. Book leans to one side a little. Foxspots to textblock which also affect page margins. Dustwrapper is slightly edge creased and marked at edges on verso.

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THE LADYBIRD BOOK OF BRITISH WILD FLOWERS
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Rowland Hilder; Edith Hilder.
Stock no. 1321171
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. Circa 1958. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Ladybird Series 536. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny pin hold to spine. Very faint mark to front cover. Dustwrapper is complete, some very slight markings and a small brown mark which is only visible on verso (and has transferred to the front cover as described). Last title on rear flap is Wild Animals.

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