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Written by Elena Chmelova; Frank Delaney. Illustrated by Zdenka Krejcova.
Stock no. 2128447
Published by Tiger Books International. 1998. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Foreword by Delaney. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1840560266. Contents are excellent! Edge wear to wrapper.
Small format, 14 x 11cm. Grey/green pictorial boards. Full-page colour plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Small inscription in ink to bottom of front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins.
HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2127956
Published by Hodder & Stoughton; Boots the Chemists. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Published for Boots The Chemist. Large format. Red cloth covers, gilt titles. 16 colour tipped-in plates. Many b/w illustrations. 319 pages. 10 x 7.5". Some darkening along cover edges. Corners are a bit bumped and worn. Damp staining to rear cover. Some foxing and grubby marks to endpapers, outer page edges and page margins. All plates present. Wrapper is unevenly faded/browned. Large tears and chips; some loss; but most tears are repaired to verso with what appears to be paper tape or vyline.
Large format. Cream/buff boards with 'Leslie Brooke's Children's Books' to cover. Colour & b/w illustrations. Some surface paper damage/lifting to front cover. Uneven browning and foxing to covers. Inscription in ink to title page. Some foxing.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Retold by McGill. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few page margins.
Contains 46 stories. Blue cloth covers with red titles to spine and front cover. Small red vignette of Hansel and Gretel to front cover. 4 colour plates plus numerous b/w illustrations. 224 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some marks to covers. Grubby marks to endpapers and some page margins. All plates present. Foxing to outer page edges and a few page margins.
Pale blue cloth, gilt titles; blue decoration to front cover. B/w illustrations. Gilt to spine is faded, spine is also browned; some chips to cloth at top and tail; a little fraying. Bumping and wear to corners. Browning to cover edges. Some foxing. A few pages have small chips/nicks to margins.
Blue pictorial glazed boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0600366839. Some spines slightly faded. One or two minor marks to covers. Contents clean.
2nd issue. Red cloth, gilt titles. Circular gilt vignette to front cover. 6 richly coloured plates mounted on green sugar-paper, plus numerous b/w illustrations (many full-page). Translated from the French by A.E. Johnson. 2nd issue. A few marks to covers. Corners are bumped. A little browning to spine; some fading to gilt. Vertical creasing to front endpaper and half-title page. Foxing and browning, mostly to prelims and outer page edges. A few margin marks. All plates present.
Munster Fairy Tales For Young And Old. 3 stories. Green cloth, gilt title and border. Attractive b/w plates, some cats but not in Wain's usual anthropomorphic style. xiii + 78 pages. What appears to be 'repairs' to top and tail of spine. A few small splits/nicks to spine, with a little fraying to cloth. Uneven fading to covers. Corners are bumped, with wear. A couple of score marks to rear cover. Margin tear to front endpaper, which also has a couple of partially erased children's names. Foxing. B/w illustration to page 54 has some colouring to it.
Oblong format. Red cloth spine and pictorial boards. Blue decorated endpapers. Colour drawings throughout. Spine is bumped and faded, with some marks. Boards are a little bowed. Some scuffing. Foxing and grubby margin marks.
TALES FOR THE TELLING
Written by Edna O'Brien. Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Stock no. 2127418
Published by Pavilion Books Ltd.. 1st 1986. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Irish folk and fairy stories. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. 112 pages. ISBN: 185145053X. Wrapper is edge-creased.