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SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE
Written by Robert Gillmor. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Stock no. 1820181
Published by Victor Gollancz. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Sketches from over 50 of Tunnicliffe's sketchbooks, chosen and arranged by Robert Gillmor. With the emphasis on bird behaviour and the way the artist goes about his work, this is a book of lasting value for all birdlovers. Unpaginated. Large, oblong format. Brown boards, black title to spine. ISBN: 0575030364. Light bumping to corners, small indentation to front board. Browning and foxing to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and marked and has a light damp stain to vertical edges.

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OLD MANOR HOUSES
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1319359
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1923. Almost very good condition.

12 tissue-guarded colour plates plus tinted illustrations. Colour pictorial endpapers. Grey cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine. Spine and corners bumped. Covers slightly grubby with a few light marks. Front joint cracked, rear joint just starting to crack. Some light foxing and fingering but contents generally clean.

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BACHELORS AND A BACHELOR'S CONFESSIONS
Written by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1319354
Published by William Heinemann. 1909. Good condition.

Small format. Grey boards, colour pictorial onlay to front. 3 tipped-in colour plates. B/w illustrations. Rebacked with matching cloth, new cream endpapers. Inscription in ink to front fly-leaf. Plates fine. Some browning and foxing but contents generally clean.

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SOME OLD LOVE SONGS
Written by Thomas Lodge; George Wither; et al. Illustrated by Alice Havers.
Stock no. 1319267
Published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner. Circa 1895. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt title and decoration to front cover. Lovely chromolithograph and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light page browning, foxing to front endpapers. Some hinges are cracked causing contents to be a little loose.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Edward Fitzgerald; Omar Khayyam; A.S. Byatt. Illustrated by Niroot Puttapipat; Stephen Raw.
Stock no. 2133374
Published by Folio Society. 2012. Fine condition.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia, Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with an introduction by Byatt, full page colour illustrations throughout by Puttapipat, Top edge gilt. Blue Nigerian Goatskin spine with gilt title, purple vendome cloth sides. Gilt endpapers. Originally published in 1859. 69 pages. Contained in original slip case which has full colour onlay to one side; in excellent condition apart from a couple of small marks.

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PORTRAIT OF A COUNTRY ARTIST: C.F. TUNNICLIFFE R.A. 1901-1979
Written by Ian Niall. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Stock no. 1819925
Published by Victor Gollancz. 1985. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. Niall's affectionate portrait of his friend.

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THE LIVES, AMOURS AND MISFORTUNES OF ABELARD AND HELOISE
No author listed. Illustrated by E.A. Cox.
Stock no. 1319053
Published by F. Lewis Publishers Limited. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Pale red cloth with gilt titles. 104 pages. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Some foxing else contents clean. Dustwrapper is worn with large pieces of loss and also foxed.

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PEER GYNT
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1319042
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1936. Slightly better than good condition.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Slight fading to covers. Spine and corners bumped, rubbed and slightly worn. Library(?) number written to base of spine (839.8). Blue ink stamp of WH to front pastedown. Some light foxing to page edges.

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FABRE'S BOOK OF INSECTS
Written by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell; J.H. Fabre. Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold.
Stock no. 1319027
Published by Dodd, Mead & Company. 1st USA 1921. Very good condition.

Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques". Green cloth, gilt titles and borders. 12 beautiful tipped in colour plates with tissue guards. 271 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few small marks and some slight scuffing to covers. Some foxspots to contents, mainly at page edges.

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SCARLET TO M.F.H.
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819693
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1933. Very good condition.

A book of fox-hunting with hounds. Written for the novice with information and instruction on some of the things he or she should know before deciding to follow a pack of hounds and some idea of how they are managed in field and kennel. Large format. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. xii and 151 pages. Covers have some uneven light fading and a few marks. Corners bumped. Bumping to lower corners affects lower corners of contents throughout i.e. small corner creases. Some minor foxspots mainly to endpapers and text block. All plates present.

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A SPORTING GARLAND
No author listed. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2133296
Published by Sands & Co.. Good condition.

Large oblong format. Green cloth spine. Green front board with white banner to left edge. A delightful selection of colour plates throughout contents. Damp staining and browning to covers - mostly to banner on left hand side. Scuff marks to covers; some foxing. Bumping to corners; chipping and wear to cover edges. Creasing, chipping and browning/foxing to front endpaper. Some grubby margin marks. One plate (A Likely Spot) is detached, but still loosely inserted.

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PICKLES
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2133295
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Telling the story of Pickles the puppy who is always getting into a pickle! Large format. Brick red cloth spine, with gilt title. Green cloth covers with orange and gilt titles. 24 delightful colour plates. Spotting to covers. Bumping to covers. Some hinges are pulled; a few gatherings are detached/stitching is broken. Chipping to page edges; a little loss; foxing. Wrapper is badly creased and torn with some loss; most of picture to front is complete.

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