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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2137919
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. Circa 1909. Very good condition.

Small format. Brown boards, white title to spine and front cover. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 85 pages. Tape 'repair' to base of spine. Insert with book says that this item has at one time been rebacked with original endpapers retained. There are no noticeable signs of this - so if it has been full rebacked in the past it has been professionally and very well done indeed! Grubby marks to pictorial onlay. Corners are a little bumped, with wear. Some browning and marks to outer page edges.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Barry Moser.
Stock no. 2137918
Published by University of California Press. 1st USA 1983. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. The Pennyroyal Edition. Dark blue cloth spine with metallic blue title, lighter blue boards. Striking wood engravings. ISBN: 0520053098. Bumping and wear to corners. Some fading along edges. Damp stained in places, especially to rear panel of wrapper and spine and rear cover. Some wrinkling to top half of pages where damp appears to have seeped through at some point. Wrapper also has tears and chips with a little loss.

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BLUE PETER ANNUAL No. 1
No author listed.
Stock no. 2137916
Published by Lutterworth Press; BBC. 1964. Slightly better than very good condition.

Red spine, yellow pictorial glazed boards. Colour pictures. Some chipping and a little loss to laminate on spine, with a few marks. Price-cut. However, rest of contents are nearly fine - bright and clean, puzzles NOT done. An unusually well kept copy!

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1963
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2137915
Published by Daily Express. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition.

Laminated pictorial boards showing Rupert sitting on a rock having just caught a Merchild in his fishing net. 1st story Rupert and the Birthday Present. 115 pages. Tiny knocks to top and tail of spine. NOT price-cut OR Inscribed. Magic Paintings are CLEAN and NOT done. Illustrations are lovely and bright. A very nice copy indeed!

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KATE GREENAWAY PICTURES
Written by H.M. Cundall. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 1322845
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1921. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

From Originals Presented By Her to John Ruskin and Other Personal Friends (Hitherto Unpublished) With an Appreciation by Cundall. Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green cloth covers with gilt title to front. Mounted colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Contents are clean. Very grubby dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and creased with slight loss but also spine of wrapper is MISSING.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1950 - ADVENTURES OF RUPERT
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322844
Published by Daily Express. 1950. Almost very 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. Covers are slightly edge rubbed.Tiny amount of loss to base of spine, small tear (but no loss) at top of spine. Name and address in pencil in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Puzzle pages are clean and unused. Contents are beautifully bright and clean.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1948 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1322843
Published by Daily Express. 1948. Almost very good condition.

Pictorial paper wraps. Front cover shows Rupert running with a little dog on a lead. A rainbow is in the background. 1st story is Rupert and Jack Frost. 120 pages. 9.5 x 7 inches. Slight rubbing and creasing to covers, there is a light vertical crease to centre of front cover. Name and address in ink in belongs to box. Price NOT cut. Some faint pencil marks to Balloon Puzzle. Some lower page corner tips creased. Last 40 pages are browned but clean.

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JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 1322842
Published by George Newnes Ltd.. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth, gilt titles on spine and front cover. This is the only full-length William book (the others being made up of short stories) and was based on Val Guest's screenplay for the 1947 film of the same name. 264 pages. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Tiny dent to top edge of rear cover. Endpapers and textblock are lightly foxed. Dustwrapper is complete, just a little edge rubbed and slightly grubby to rear panel. There is a small hole/tear to rear panel as well.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1986
No author listed. Illustrated by John Harrold.
Stock no. 1322840
Published by Express Newspapers Ltd.. 1986. Fine condition.

Tall laminate boards - Rupert with net and tadpoles in jar. 1st story Rupert & the Strange Airman. 100p ages. (In 1986 Alfred Bestall, the first illustrator of Rupert annuals, died at the age of 93). ISBN: 0850791596. Not price-cut or inscribed.

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BUNNYBOROUGH
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1322839
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st thus 1946. Very good condition.

Reissue of 1919 edition. Yellow cloth. Colour illustrations of Bunny Rabbits. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink (pink ink) to half-title page. Joint between frontis and hinge cracked (almost broken). Contents are otherwise bright and clean.

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THE TINYTOWN EXPRESS HAS AN UNLUCKY DAY
Written by Ann Verrent; David White.
Stock no. 2137874
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd.. Very good condition.

A Play With Me Book. Pictorial boards. Each double-page spread has an action piece, to go along with the story. Chipping with small splits to top and tail of spine. Some foxing.

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2137861
Published by Folio Society. 2000. Very good condition.

A reproduction of the 1909 edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Colour plates. Top edge blue. A beautiful book. Spine is browned. 6th printing. Slip case is very good - some marks and fading.

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