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THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN
Written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated by Eric Fraser.
Stock no. 1320298
Published by Folio Society. 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.

Printed on Caxon wove paper in orange parchment blocked with a gilt design by Francis Mosley. B/w illustrations. Spine slightly faded. Contained in publisher's brown slipcase which is ever so slightly creased with a few light scoremarks (only visible in certain light).

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THE LOST STAIRCASE
Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer.
Stock no. 1320292
Published by W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1954. Almost very good condition.

Jesanne Gellibrand solves the mystery of the lost staircase in the Dragon House. Blue cloth covers, black titles to spine. B/w frontis illus. 224 pages. 7 x 4.5". Spine bumped and faded with eyelet put through top. Boots Booklovers Library stamp to front. Contents clean but browned.

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JO RETURNS TO THE CHALET SCHOOL
Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. Illustrated by Nina K. Brisley.
Stock no. 1320291
Published by W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1st 1936. Fair condition.

Blue cloth. Gilt title to spine and front cover. 4 b/w plates by Brisley. 303 pages. 7.5 x 5". Spine and corners are bumped. Covers grubby and rubbed. Front joint is cracked with free-endpaper missing. Small booksellers label to front pastedown. 1 plate is missing. Foxing and fingering else contents clean.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Written by Kenneth Grahame. Illustrated by Charles Van Sandwyk.
Stock no. 1320241
Published by Folio Society. 11th 2014. Very good condition.

Green cloth with gilt title to spine and decorations to front and spine, B/w pictorial onlay to front showing ratty and mole by the fireplace. Brown pictorial endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. Printed on Modigliani insize neve paper. Spine bumped and rubbed. Contained in publisher's original slipcase which is ever so slightly grubby to edges.

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Helen Smithson.
Stock no. 1320240
Published by Folio Society. 1998. Slightly better than very good condition.

Introduction by Michael Rosen. Attractive blue pictorial cloth. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine is very slightly darkened. Contained in publisher's burgundy slipcase which is slightly marked and has a small dent to one edge of spine.

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THE FEUD IN THE CHALET SCHOOL
Written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. Illustrated by D. Brook.
Stock no. 1320203
Published by W. & R. Chambers Limited. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards. Gilt title and stripes to spine. 205 pages. B/w frontis. Spine slightly bumped. Foxing at page edges. Small browned patch to front free-endpaper (this is from a small price label on the front flap of the wrapper). Dustwrapper is worn at spine with tears at top and tail, rear panel is slightly grubby.

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RUPERT ANNUAL 1956 - THE RUPERT BOOK
Written by Alfred Bestall. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 1320202
Published by Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.. 1956. Almost very good condition.

Colour laminated boards - Rupert flying through the air on a sledge. 107 pages. Painting page, cinema show and puzzle pages. A Daily Express annual. Not published in facsimile form as some of the content was considered politically incorrect. Spine and corners bumped, 1cm loss to top and tail of spine. Covers otherwise bright and clean. Name in belongs to box. Price cut. Painting contest page completed but not removed. Cinema strip unused.

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WHEN MOTHER WAS A LITTLE GIRL
Written by Amy Blanchard; et al. Illustrated by Ida Waugh.
Stock no. 1320201
Published by Ernest Nister. Circa 1909. Good condition.

Cream decorated cloth with oval colour onlay and title label to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers. 25 gorgeous full-page chromolithograph illustrations (and other smaller illustrations). Covers are browned and edge worn with slight loss at base of spine. Hinges cracked and pulled causing contents to be a little loose. Some browning and foxing to contents. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper.

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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Written by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by Harry Rountree; Peggy Earnshaw.
Stock no. 1320198
Published by The Children's Press. Circa 1936. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Cream pictorial boards. Front covers illustrated by Peggy Earnshaw (shows Alice and the caterpillar). Four colour plates and b/w illustrations by Rountree. Spine bumped, covers slightly edge rubbed. Name and date in ink to front pastedown. Verso of frontis (first page) is browned. Light page browning throughout. Dustwrapper is grubby and edge worn, tears to top and tail of spine.

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THE COMPLEET MOLESWORTH
Written by Geoffrey Willans; Wendy Cope. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 1821097
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2007. Nearly fine condition.

Pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. Introduced by Wendy Cope. A fine copy in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition, slightly scuffed.

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FAIRY TALES; IN VERSE TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CHASE, A TALE OF FANCY
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821082
Published by Joseph Thomas. 1839. Almost very good condition.

New Edition, with Additions. 7 tales: Little Red Riding Hood; Blue Beard; Cinderella; Little Thumb and the Ogre; The Master Cat, or Puss in Books; The Fairy, or Toads and Diamonds; The Chase, a Tale of Fancy. Three-quarters burgundy leather with marbled boards. Gilt title to spine is 'Juvenile Tales 5'. vi and 153 pages. Leather spine & corners worn. Boards scuffed. Front hinge pulled but binding tight. A few grubby marks to contents.

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TOM THUMB: A BURLETTA
Written by Henry Fielding; Kane O'Hara. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
Stock no. 1821080
Published by Joseph Thomas. 1837. Almost very good condition.

No. 4 Thomas's Burlesque Drama. Altered from Henry Fielding by Kane O'Harra. Paperwraps bound in three-quarter calf leather with gilt title to spine and marbled paper boards. B/w illustrations. 34 pages plus 2 page publisher adverts and several blank pages to rear. Marbled endpapers. Spine browned, leather edges rubbed. Heavy foxing to prelims and blank pages to rear. A few grubby marks to contents.

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