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HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Rie Cramer; Lilian A. Govey.
Stock no. 1319024
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1932. Almost very good condition.
Green pictorial cloth with elaborate decorations in gilt, blue and red. 17 beautiful tipped-in colour plates plus b/w chapter headers. 349 pages. Edges untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped, small rubbed patch to top of spine. Some faint damp(?) staining to rear cover edges. There is a nibbled(?) patch to lower corner of rear cover (3cmx1cm). Endpapers lightly browned. Light foxing to contents. 1 plate has a light corner crease, all others are present and in fine condition. A few page margins are ragged where the pages have been opened roughly after binding.
Four b/w illustrations including frontis. Two-tone blue pictorial boards. 256 pages. An adventure story set in World War I. Boards clean. Spine slightly bumped and cocked. Foxing to prelims and text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn with slight loss, slightly grubby to rear panel.
Or the Mystery of the Lombardy. Blue pictorial cloth. Pictorial endpapers. 4 b/w plates. 320 pages plus 32 page publication list. Spine darkened (illustration and title faded), boards browned. Prize plate to front pastedown. Text block browned. A few grubby margin marks.
Peach pictorial binding, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 258 pages. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Compass(?) hole to rear cover, and some scratching of cloth to front cover. Rear joint is broken at top half. Vertical crease to front free-endpaper and prelims. Foxing throughout. Large tears to preliminary pages.
Blue pictorial cloth and spine, with gilt title to spine. Colour frontis + 7 b/w illustrations. 112 pages + catalogue to rear. 7x 4.75". Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine browned. Covers mottled and a little rubbed. Prize plate to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Foxing to contents, some heavy.
Dark green boards, gilt titles and thistle decorations. Title to covers is 'Penelope's Experiences England'. Being extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton. All edges gilt. B/w illustrations. 174 pages plus book list. Light bumping to spine and corners. Bookplate to front pastedown. A few light margin marks.
Blue pictorial cloth. 4 b/w plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Foxing.
Blue pictorial cloth. 3 b/w illustrations. 192 pages plus catalogue to rear. Spine is bumped and darkened. Corners are bumped, with wear. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Tear to page 164. Foxing.
Blue pictorial cloth. B/w plates. Heavy wear and scuffing to covers. Corners are bumped, with some loss. Inscriptions in ink to pages of prelims. Corner of front endpaper has been torn off. Some hinges are pulled. Foxing and margin marks. A reading copy.
A story of Cornish nets and mines. New Edition. Blue pictorial cloth, gilt titles. 6 b/w plates. 352 pages and 32 page booklist to rear. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing and browning to outer page edges. Some margin marks.
Green pictorial cloth. 5 b/w plates. 286 pages. A few marks to covers. Inscription in ink to verso of frontis. Some foxing.
An adventure story for boys. Dark blue cloth pictorial cloth. Front covers shows ship at docks, spine shows sailor looking out. Yellow/cream titles. 6 b/w plates. Top edge blue. 255 pages. Light bumping along cover edges. A few marks and light foxspots to outer page edges. All plates present. Wrapper is price-cut with large tear to base of spine; a few marks; some chips and nicks, but minimal loss.