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Being a true and veracious history of the eventful voyage of the S.S.Crocodile from Nowhere in particular to Anywhere in general. Large oblong format. Cloth spine, pictorial boards. Floral decorated endpapers. 12 colour plates and b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners, some chipping. Scuff marks to covers. Front joint is a bit cracked. Page edge browning. Contents are still very good.
Large format. 13 x 10 inches. Red cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards. 8 chromolitho moveable pictures. Pull the tab and the picture changes. B/w illustrations. Text in verse. Spine bumped and some light rubbing to cover edges. A few light spots to front edge of spine and some light scuffing to rear cover. Generally covers bright. Joints are cracked. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. The second moveable image is not working - could possibly be repaired. Otherwise, all others in excellent working order. Some light foxing and page browning and the pull-tabs are just a little grubby from fingering. Overall a super copy of a scarce moveable book.
No. 917. Pictorial front cover shows boy pushing girl in a wheelbarrow. 5 colour pop-up scenes. B/w text illustrations. This copy is SOLD WITH ALL FAULTS (too numerous to mention them all). Corners worn. Spine bumped and slightly rubbed. Remains of a small label to top corner of front cover. Rear cover is scuffed. Birthday greeting card stuck to front free-endpaper. Some pages are loose with ragged edges. All pop-ups in need of repairs and possibly have pieces missing. Slight grubby fingermarks to page margins. A very scarce book.
Cloth spine. Front cover shows Humpty Dumpty fallen off the wall. Colour & b/w illustrations. Scuffing and wear with bumping to cover edges and corners. Foxing and margin marks. Tear next to spine for a few inches on page 63/64.
Nister book No. 3817. 'Our Darlings' series. Nursery Rhymes. Cloth spine, pictorial front board shows a red clothed elf and a little girl wearing a green spotted dress and a Dutch bonnet, riding on a broomstick. Tipped in colour frontis plus numerous b/w line drawings. Front board clean and bright, rear board a little grubby and stained, rubbed at vertical edge. Binding is fragile and loosening with some hinges pulled wide. Prize plate to front pastedown. Name in ink to top margin of frontis (not affecting frontispiece illustration in anyway). Foxing and grubby marks throughout.
SHORT TALES FROM STORYLAND
Written by Evelyn Everett-Green. Illustrated by Mrs Seymour Lucas; Eveline Lance.
Stock no. 2127776
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. Circa 1909. Almost very good condition.
A volume of thirty stories by Everett-Green. Maroon cloth spine, pictorial front board shows girl trying on a bonnet. 6 chromolithograph plates, b/w illustrations. 96 pages. Wear to spine and cover edges. Some bumping. Scuff marks to covers. Foxing and grubby marks to endpapers and outer page edges. Grubby margin marks.
Reproduction of an Ernest Nister moveable book 'In Wonderland'. Square format. Glazed pictorial boards. 6 transforming pictures operated with a ribbon. ISBN: 000195654X. Bumping to spine. Small tape repair to first window.
Large oblong format. Cloth spine, pictorial front cover. 5 beautiful fold-down full-page chromo-lithographed layered scenes. B/w illustrations. Board corners worn with some surface loss; spine scuffed at top & tail with fading and slight fraying of cloth. Boards a little scuffed and marked. Hinges strengthened with bookbinding tape. One pop-up scene is edge creased, with corner repair. Scattered foxing.
With Spaces for Names for Every Day in the Year. Small format. Blue cloth spine. Pictorial boards. 12 chromolithograph illustrations. Boards a little scuffed. Inscription in pencil to brown front endpaper which is also creased. Some hinges pulled. A few entries in ink.
Blue patterned cloth with oval colour onlay and title label to front cover. Blue pictorial endpapers. 25 gorgeous full-page chromolithograph illustrations. Cloth lightly stained at top of rear cover. Spine browned. Corners bumped. Inscription in ink on verso of front endpaper. Occasional light fingermarks to contents but generally bright and clean.
Reproduced from antique books first published in the 1890's by Ernest Nister. 4 small books contained in a pictorial slipcase: Three Friends; Cats' Cradle; The Tale of a Dog; Three Little Maids. Colour pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations to each volume. ISBN: 0416886604. Spines and corners bumped. Small split to bottom of spine of Three Friends. Slipcase is bumped. Edges are scuffed.
SUNNY LAND STORIES
Written by Olive Molesworth; Clifton Bingham; M.A. Hoyer; E. Nesbit; et al. Illustrated by Harriett M. Bennett.
Stock no. 1316195
Published by Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton & Co.. circa 1922. Very good condition.
No. 4321. Cloth spine, pictorial front board. Pretty full-page colour (chromolithograph) plates and b/w text illustrations. An anthology of stories and verse. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers edge rubbed, rear cover lightly scratched. Inscription in ink to verso of front free-endpaper which is visible to front of endpaper. Light page browning and fingering. One of the b/w illustrations has been neatly coloured in.