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PETER QUIP IN SEARCH OF A FRIEND
Written by W. Heath Robinson. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2137923
Published by S.W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1922. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Green cloth spine. Red covers with large picture to front cover. Full page colour illustrations and other small b/w illustrations throughout. Easy-to-read text. Chipping and splitting to top 1" of spine; wear to rest of spine. Wear also to cover edges and corners. A few scuff marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Front joint is a little cracked. Some foxing and grubby marks to pages. Small b/w illustration to title page has been coloured in. Hinge between pages 24/25 is pulled, with stitching being seen at top. Colour illustrations are still nice and bright! Other light foxing and margin marks.

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THE QUIET FIELDS
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2137921
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winters winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Super b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718120396. Browning and some foxing to endpapers and outer page edges/margins. Wrapper has a few light marks.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Written by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 2137917
Published by Perpetua Books. 1st 1961. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

With infectious enthusiasm and Dickensian high spirits Searle captures once and for all the full flavour of this Ghost Story at Christmas. Red cloth, gilt title to spine and decoration to front cover. Colour and b/w illustrations. 109 pages. Some light fading to spine and cover edges. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased and chipped, with a few small tears; some foxing; browned to spine, with wear.

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KATE GREENAWAY PICTURES
Written by H.M. Cundall. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 1322845
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1921. Very good condition in a poor dustwrapper.

From Originals Presented By Her to John Ruskin and Other Personal Friends (Hitherto Unpublished) With an Appreciation by Cundall. Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green cloth covers with gilt title to front. Mounted colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Contents are clean. Very grubby dustwrapper is edge worn, torn and creased with slight loss but also spine of wrapper is MISSING.

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Written by Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 2137861
Published by Folio Society. 2000. Very good condition.

A reproduction of the 1909 edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Colour plates. Top edge blue. A beautiful book. Spine is browned. 6th printing. Slip case is very good - some marks and fading.

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TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
Stock no. 1823658
Published by Folio Society. Circa 1967. Slightly better than very good condition.

Green pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. Still in original shrinkwrap! Slightly faded to edge of slipcase.

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ART DECO THE GOLDEN AGE OF GRAPHIC ART & ILLUSTRATION
Written by Michael Robinson; Rosalind Ormiston.
Stock no. 2137712
Published by Flame Tree Publishing. Circa 2013. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 9781847862792. Corners and spine are bumped. Wrapper has some edge-creasing.

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Written by Omar Khayyam; Edward Fitzgerald; R.A. Nicholson. Illustrated by Gilbert James.
Stock no. 2137599
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1st 1909. Good condition.

Cream cloth, blue decorations and titles to front cover and spine. 16 colour plates plus b/w decorations. Introduction and notes by Nicholson, lecturer in Persian at Cambridge University. Spine is very browned with some scuffing and bumping. Marks to covers. Small nick in cloth to back cover on spine. Joints and hinges are pulled - some chipping to paper. Foxing.

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FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.
Stock no. 2137501
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. Almost very good condition.

Sumptuous light blue moire silk binding, gilt decorated front cover and spine. 12 superb colour plates plus 17 full-page line drawings and numerous other decorations. Cream pictorial endpapers. 197 pages. 11.25 x 8.75". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Darkening and marks to spine; some other dark marks to covers; scuffs to rear. Some writing in ink to front pastedown/endpaper. Foxing and some marks to outer page edges. Some margin marks. All plates present. Contents are generally very good.

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TIME I WAS DEAD: PAGES FROM MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2137496
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited. 1st 1934. Very good condition.

Larger format. Red leather spine with gilt title. Red cloth covers. Limited edition to 100 copies numbered and signed by the author. Colour and b/w plates and illustrations. SIGNED by author to verso of title page. This is Copy No. 23. Some wear to cover edges; a little fading. A couple of grubby, what look like finger marks to rear cover. Foxing and browning to varying degrees throughout the book.

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THE LITTLE GREY MEN
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2137444
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1942. Almost very good condition.

A story about the last gnomes in Britain, their exploration of the Folly Brook and their search for Cloudberry, their long-lost brother who went up the Folly and never returned... Grey cloth, red titles. Enchanting b/w wood-engravings. 200 pages. (The true first edition, as this book was later published with colour plates). Spine is browned, with red title fading. Bumping to corners and spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing; heaviest to prelims, endpapers and outer page edges; some to page margins. A few other margin marks.

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HUGH THOMSON HIS ART HIS LETTERS HIS HUMOUR AND HIS CHARM
Written by M.H. Spielmann; Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
Stock no. 2137364
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1931. Very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt title to spine. 12 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. Spine is faded and bumped. Foxing to outer page edges.

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