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THE CROCODILE WHO DIDN'T LIKE WATER
Written by Gemma Merino. Illustrated by Gemma Merino.
Stock no. 1322345
Published by North South Books. Circa 2014. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A hilarious and uplifting story about being yourself. Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780735841635. 2nd printing. A fine copy in dustwrapper which is slightly faded to spine.

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NOT NOW, BERNARD
Written by David McKee. Illustrated by David McKee.
Stock no. 1322344
Published by Andersen Press Ltd.. 1st thus 2015. Nearly fine condition.

A limited edition of 300 copies, celebrating 35 years of this classic children's book. Pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. Slipcase also contains a colour 'monster' print in a decorative envelope. ISBN: 9781783443239. SIGNED by the author on limitation stick to front free-endpaper, this is copy no. 176. Minimal rubbing to corners. Slipcase is slightly faded to front opening edge.

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I AM THE SEED THAT GREW THE TREE
Written by Fiona Waters; Various. Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.
Stock no. 1322343
Published by Nosy Crow Ltd. Circa 2018. Slightly better than very good condition.

A nature poem for every day of the year. Blue cloth spine with cream title, pictorial boards. 333 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780857637703. 3rd printing. Tiny indentation to lower edge of rear cover. Contents fine.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322342
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Good condition.

Annual format returns to hardback with this issue but is much thinner than earlier hardbacks. Pictorial boards - Rupert riding a huge seashell. 1st story Rupert's Silver Trumpet. 120 pages. 10x7 ins. Backstrip missing and replaced with white sticky-backed fabric. Corners slightly rubbed/worn. Covers generally bright. Front joint cracked at top 1.5". Erased pencil name in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some pencil underlining to the instructions for Rupert's Swing on page 54. Some page corner tips lightly creased.

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BUNTER THE VENTRILOQUIST
Written by Frank Richards.
Stock no. 1322340
Published by Howard Baker Press. 1972. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Facsimile of the Magnet. Issue nos. 1311, 1317, 1159, 1328, 1226, 1187, 1188, 1190. From 1930, 1931, 1933. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0703000152. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents fine. Dustwrapper is lightly browned.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 2013
No author listed. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall; Enid Ash; Stuart Trotter; John Harrold.
Stock no. 1322337
Published by Egmont Uk Limited. 2013. Nearly fine condition.

Cover shows a scene from "Rupert and the Go-Kart Race" - the new story by Stuart Trotter. Annual no. 78. ISBN: 9781405267656.

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THE LOST WORDS A SPELL BOOK
Written by Robert Macfarlane. Illustrated by Jackie Morris.
Stock no. 2136480
Published by Hamish Hamilton. Slightly better than very good condition.

Large format. Pictorial boards. Stunning colour illustrations! ISBN: 9780241253588. 9th printing. Small sticker to front cover.

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THE LOST WORDS A SPELL BOOK
Written by Robert Macfarlane. Illustrated by Jackie Morris.
Stock no. 2136477
Published by Hamish Hamilton. Circa 2017. Nearly fine condition.

Large format. Pictorial boards. Stunning colour illustrations! ISBN: 9780241253588. Small mark to front cover. 2nd printing.

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DRAWN TO ENCHANT
Written by Timothy G. Young; Patrick Kiley.
Stock no. 2136476
Published by Beinecke Rare Book And Manuscript Library; Yale University Press. 2007. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Original Children's Book Art in the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780300126730.

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THE BOY'S OWN ANNUAL VOL 42
Written by Charles Gilson; H. Mortimer Batten; et al. Illustrated by Gordon Browne; T.H. Robinson; Harry Rountree; et al..
Stock no. 2136472
Published by The Boy's Own Paper. 1920. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Maroon pictorial cloth. 12 colour and b/w plates. Some marks and spotting to covers. Wear and chipping to corners. Page browning and foxing.

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THE BOY'S OWN ANNUAL VOL 43
Written by Charles Gilson. Illustrated by L.R. Brightwell; George Soper; Gordon Browne; et al..
Stock no. 2136471
Published by The Boy's Own Paper. 1921. Good condition.

Large heavy format. Blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w plates. Numerous b/w illustrations. Fraying and chipping to cloth at cover and spine edges. Couple of splits to spine. Some marks to covers; scuffing. Joints are cracked; front joint is partially broken. Foxing and browning. Some page creasing. A reading copy.

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THE BOY'S OWN ANNUAL VOL 41
Written by H. Mortimer Batten; Charles Gilson; et al. Illustrated by Harry Rountree; George Soper; T.H. Robinson; et al..
Stock no. 2136470
Published by The Boy's Own Paper. 1919. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Green pictorial cloth. 12 colour and b/w plates. Pictorial spine. Scuffing and bumping to covers; some marks. Small tear to cloth at top of front cover. All plates present. Fold-out page has some chipping, mis-fold and tear to fold.

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