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Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 13 Hand-coloured steel engravings, b/w wood engravings. 412 pages. Re-backed with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Board edges worn, boards grubby. Bookplate to front pastedown. All plates present. Binding worn but tight. A few grubby marks throughout.
Red leather boards with gilt title to spine, raised bands, and vignettes to spine and corners of boards. Marbled endpapers. B/w wood engravings, 13 hand coloured steel engravings. Top edge gilt. Spine lightly rubbed at edges and raised bands. Gilt is bright. A few minor marks to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front joint pulled. Foxing present mainly to margins and endpapers. All plates present.
Brown leather spine and corners; black title label with gilt title to spine. Red cloth covers. Hand coloured plates and b/w illustrations. Heavy wear with some chips and a little loss to spine and corners. Scuffing and grubby marks to covers. Front joint is almost entirely broken. Inscription in ink to prelims. Foxing throughout.
Leather spine & corners with gilt title to spine and 5 raised bands. Marbled paper sides. 17 hand-coloured steel engravings, numerous b/w engravings on wood. viii and 550 pages. Rebound. Front and rear joint very tight. Front joint pulled between endpaper and frontispiece. All plates present. Contents grubby.
Green cloth with gilt titles; black, silver and gilt decorations. Pictures of flies internally have been hand coloured. Other b/w illustrations. 2" split to top of spine at rear edge; with fraying to cloth. Bumping and wear, with some chipping to cloth at edges. Front endpaper is nearly detached; rear endpaper IS detached, but loosely inserted. A few marks to margins. A reading copy. 12 coloured plates are present and correct.
Large format. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern. Text in German. 'King Nutcracker and Poor Reinhold'. A child's dreams of the fairy town of toys. Hand coloured illustrations. Book has been rebacked with new endpapers. Scuffing to original covers which have been laid down. Creasing, foxing and some margin marks to pages.
THE FAVOURITE PICTURE BOOK
No author listed. Illustrated by John Absolon; Halbot Knight Phiz Browne; John Gilbert; Thomas Landseer; John Leech; J.S. Prout; Harrison Weir; et al..
Stock no. 2128661
Published by Grant and Griffith. circa 1870. Almost very good condition.
'A gallery of delights designed for the amusement and instruction of the young with several hundred illustrations'. New Edition. Large format. Cloth spine with orange decorated boards. Hand-coloured illustrations. 32 pages (printed on one side only). Covers are worn and scuffed. New endpapers. Frontis is MISSING! Light foxing and grubby fingermarks to pages. A decent copy of an early edition.
6 volumes. Green cloth, gilt vignettes to front cover. Gilt decorations to spine. 365 hand-coloured plates. All volumes have faded from green to brown. Varying degrees of bumping and chipping, with some splits to corners and top and tails of spines. Volume I - Rear Joint has almost broken (very weak)- probably closer to good condition; Volume III - Loose pages - 227-230; Volume IV - Loose pages - again 227-230; Volume VI - Plate page 13 has light mark across uncoloured area. ALL volumes have varying degrees of foxing and margin marks. Inscriptions in ink to front endpapers of all volumes. ALL plates are present and exquisitely hand-coloured!
Green cloth, gilt title to spine and front cover. Black borders and decorations. Fold-out map to front. 2 hand coloured illustrations by Keulemans. Other b/w plates and illustrations. Ex-lib with some usual markings; binding is weak; joints are cracked and showing stitching; some tape to front joint. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Splits to spine; some fraying of cloth. Fold-out map has couple of tears. Some grubby marks and foxing. All plates present. A reading copy ONLY!
12 plates, 11 of which are hand-painted illustrations from the author's own drawings, with particulars of the dressings and season of each fly. Book also contains chapters on fishing the Minnow, The Creeper, The Stonefly, and The Worn in clear water, with an extra plate showing the hooks necessary therefore. Second edition. This book has been expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Plates are all present - but plate 4 is missing its tissue-guard. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; a few scuff marks. Bookplate to front pastedown. Ink stamp to half-title page. A few light margin marks and browning; a little foxing.
HISTORIES OR TALES OF PAST TIMES TOLD BY MOTHER GOOSE WITH MORALS
Written by M. Perrault; G.M. Gent.
Stock no. 2119370
Published by The Nonesuch Press. 1925. Very good condition.
Limited to 1250 numbered copies. Written in French by Perrault and Englished (sic) by G.M.Gent. Decorative paperboards, blue cloth spine with gilt title. Hand-coloured illustrations to chapter headers. The text-paper is Dutch Mould-Made and the cover paper is Chinese. 128 pages. 6.25 x 4 inches. Uneven fading to spine. Some scuffing and wear to covers. Corners are bumped. Some page browning. Foxing to outer page edges.
PEEPSHOW OF THAMES TUNNEL
No author listed.
Stock no. 1315146
circa 1850. Good condition.
Cream card wraps with hole to front cover to peep through, decorative paper onlay to rear cover. 6 hand-coloured scenes bound accordion style. Covers are edge worn and a little grubby. Three of the paper folds have been replaced, the first two very neatly and have been coloured to match what was previously there (when the book is closed you can see the colour), the other fold replaced did not need colour. Other folds have small tears or old tape repairs. The scenes are all in excellent condition, without major faults.