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DUCKS AND DRAKES
Written by Vernon Stokes; Cynthia Harnett. Illustrated by Vernon Stokes; Cynthia Harnett.
Stock no. 1824201
Published by Collins. 1st 1942. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Three children are sent to stay on a farm where they find Mother Hubbard and subsequently a little farm of their own. Brown cloth, white titles. Large format. Attractive colour and b/w illustrations. Fading to top and lower edge of front board. Large gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is browned, edge-worn with a few chips and closed tears, fading to spine, and a few marks.

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BOB-TAIL PUP
Written by Vernon Stokes; Cynthia Harnett. Illustrated by Cynthia Harnett; Vernon Stokes.
Stock no. 1824200
Published by Collins. 1948. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A charming tale of a bob-tail pup, called Grey Lass, who is so earnest in her attempts to be a good sheep-dog that she collects the sheep when they are not wanted! Large format. Red cloth spine. Pictorial boards. Delightful colour and b/w illustrations of Old English Sheepdogs. Reprint. Cloth spine faded. Boards slightly bowed. Light rubbing to board edges. A few minor foxspots present. Title page and first page of story detached (appear as if they were never bound in). Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and worn with a couple of closed tears and a small chip, a few minor foxspots, some blue pencil marks to rear panel.

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NOTHING BUT DOGS
Written by K.F. Barker. Illustrated by K.F. Barker.
Stock no. 1824199
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Brown cloth, green titles. 100 superb b/w illustrations of a variety of dog breeds. The book helps pet-owners and particularly children to understand their dogs better. Spine slightly browned. Contemporary inscription in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Text block browned. Contents otherwise clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned, edge-worn, chip to top of spine affecting OGS of Dogs in title, surface paper loss to lower edge of rear panel and rear panel is grubby. Musty odour present.

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BOYS OWN PAPER SUMMER NUMBER FOR 1887
Written by G.A. Hutchison; et al. Illustrated by Alfred Pearse; et al..
Stock no. 1824198
Published by The Boy's Own Paper. 1887. Almost very good condition.

Edited by G.A.Hutchison, stories by numerous authors. First item (a poem) is 'A Holiday Discovery' by Somerville Gibney. Blue & white pictorial paper wraps. Staple binding. B/w Frontis by Alfred Pearse plus numerous b/w illustrations by multiple people throughout. Adverts to front and rear. Staples rusty and bleeding therefore binding is a little fragile especially for the covers. Spine is worn with a little loss. Covers are browned. A few marks mainly to margins but overall a good copy for a magazine of this age!

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FOLLOW ME ROUND THE FARM
No author listed. Illustrated by Molly Brett.
Stock no. 1824197
Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.. Very good condition.

A Tuck Book. Large format. Stiff pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Edges rubbed, corners lightly worn. Boards are a little browned in appearance. 1" split to gutter edges. A few minor grubby marks to contents. Centre pages have become detached from staple binding. Staples are a little rusty. Overall a charming copy.

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THE BEST OF AESOP'S FABLES
Written by Aesop; Margaret Clark. Illustrated by Charlotte Voake.
Stock no. 1824194
Published by Walker Books. 1st thus 1990. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Retold by Margaret Clark. A selection for younger chldren "to dispel altogether the 'preacherly' tone from the best of Aesop's shrewd and funny stories". Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. 61 pages. ISBN: 0744510090. A lovely copy.

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1824186
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1996. Slightly better than very good condition.

A reproduction of the 1909 edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Colour plates. Top edge blue. A beautiful book. Spine a little faded, top & tail of spine slightly creased (minor). Else a lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed.

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THE HIGH TOBY
Written by J.B. Priestley. Illustrated by Doris Zinkeisen.
Stock no. 1323616
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1948. Good condition.

Puffin Cut-Out Book No. 5. A play for the Toy Theatre. Contains model theatre, scenes and characters. Spine repaired (covered with black electrical tape). Covers slightly grubby. A few small chips to rear cover. Contents complete.

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SEASHORE LIFE
Written by Gillian Matthews. Illustrated by Peter Parks.
Stock no. 1323615
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1st 1965. Very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book no. 120. Oblong format. Pictorial card wraps. Colour illustrations. Foxing and slight grubbiness to rear cover. Foxing to textblock. Small booksellers sticker to inside front cover.

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THE STORY OF BREAD
Written by H.J. Deverson. Illustrated by Ronald Lampitt.
Stock no. 1323614
Published by Penguin Books Ltd; Rank Hovis Mcdougal. 1st 1964. Very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No.119. Colour pictorial paperwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. Light foxing inside covers.

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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
Written by Dylan Thomas. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1824163
Published by Orion Children's Books. 1st thus 1996. Nearly fine condition.

A magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town. A Dolphin Paperback. Pictorial card wraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0460027727. A lovely copy.

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HISTORIC HOUSES OF GREAT BRITAIN
Written by Helen Leacroft. Illustrated by Richard Leacroft.
Stock no. 1323613
Published by Penguin Books Ltd. 1968. Very good condition.

Colour pictorial paperwraps. Colour lithographs and b/w drawings. Puffin Picture Book No. 118. Covers slightlly grubby and foxed. Foxing to page edges.

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