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HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 1320796
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 2nd 1981. Very good condition.

This is a facsimile of the 1923 edition published by Hodder & Stoughton. Brown boards covers, gilt decoration. 16 colour plates plus numerous b/w illustrations, many full-page. Pictorial title-page. A very handsome book, faithfully reproduced. ISBN: 0340258071. Spine bumped.

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WINTER JOYS FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
No author listed. Illustrated by John Hassall; E. Lance; et al..
Stock no. 1320793
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. Almost very good condition.

A mix of stories and verses. Cloth spine, pictorial boards, front cover shows two children on a sledge on ice. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Corners worn. A few light scratches to rear cover. Joints just starting to crack. Foxing to endpapers and text block, last text page is browned. Just an odd fingermark to contents and looks like small staple(?) indentations to margins of first pages.

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THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF
Written by Kathleen M. Macleod.
Stock no. 1320792
Published by Pickering & Inglis Ltd.. Circa 1951. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Cream boards, brown titles and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis. 96 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Prize plate to front pastedown. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is price-cut and slightly edge worn and a little grubby on rear panel.

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THE COTTAGE IN THE WOOD
Written by M.E. Drewsen.
Stock no. 1320791
Published by Pickering & Inglis Ltd.. Circa 1941. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Sunshine Series. Blue boards with black titles/illustrations. Colour frontis. 93 pages plus 2 page booklist. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Prize inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and textblock. Price-cut wrapper is rubbed to spine and corners with small tear to top of spine, rear panel very slightly grubby.

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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel; Chloe Preston.
Stock no. 1320790
Published by Henry Altemus Company. Circa 1897. Very good condition.

Cream pictorial cloth decorated by Chloe Preston (these are the only illustrations by Preston). Small white title label to spine. Colour frontis, b/w text illustrations. 16 page booklist to rear. Cloth slightly grubby, title-label slightly browned. Endpapers lightly browned. Contents clean.

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THE GNOME'S ALMANACK
Written by June Head. Illustrated by Ida Bohatta Morpurgo.
Stock no. 1320787
Published by John Miles Ltd.. 1st 1936. Very good condition.

Small format. Brown boards. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. Minimal bumping to spine and minimal rubbing at corners. Name plate inside front cover. Some light foxing.

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CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES
Written by Hilaire Belloc. Illustrated by Posy Simmonds.
Stock no. 1320784
Published by Folio Society. 2nd 1998. Nearly fine condition.

Green pictorial cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. 160 pages. Some light rubbing to cover edges.

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THE CALL OF THE WILD
Written by Jack London. Illustrated by Abigail Rorer.
Stock no. 1320781
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2011. Nearly fine condition.

Blue cloth, silver title to spine and vignette to front. B/w illustrations. Book itself is fine. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which is faintly scuffed and has a tiny mark to one panel.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Helen Smithson.
Stock no. 1320769
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1998. Slightly better than very good condition.

Introduction by Michael Rosen. Attractive blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Faint foxing to front edge of spine. Contained in publisher's burgundy slipcase which is very slightly scuffed at edges.

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ENID BLYTON'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Eileen Soper.
Stock no. 1320756
Published by Evans Brothers Limited. 1952. Good condition.

Red covers. B/w illustrations. Colour frontis. Spine and corners bumped. Some fading to covers and covers slightly bowed. Some light fingering to page margins.

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THE MYSTERY OF HOLLY LANE
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Treyer Evans.
Stock no. 1320755
Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd.. 1954. Very good condition.

Being the Eleveth Adventure of the Five Find-Outers and Dog. Red boards, black titles. B/w illustrations. 179 pages. This is the "thin" edition measuring 1" across the spine. Spine and corners bumped. Slight fading to spine. Light page browning.

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THE RUBADUB MYSTERY
Written by Enid Blyton. Illustrated by Gilbert Dunlop.
Stock no. 1320754
Published by Collins. 1st 1952. Good condition.

A seaside holiday at a queer old inn with strange and unusual guests... Another exciting mystery-adventure book. Red boards, black title to spine. B/w illustrations. 256 pages. Top edge red. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby. Textblock grubby and foxed. Joints cracked.

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